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The Michigan Daily-Friday, December 8, 1978-Page 3
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STREET VALUE $400,000:

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Due to misinformation supplied by the Office of the Registrar, the
Daily incorrectly reported the status of a former student's degree. In
last Saturday's article concerning Bob Higgins, who is suing the
University because of a grade he received, it was stated that there was
no record of his graduation. However, it has now been confirmed by
the Office of the Registrar that Higgins did indeed receive his degree
on August 21, 1977. In explaining why the Daily was given inaccurate
information, a spokesperson said that "the files sometimes get mixed
Jesse, not Jessie
It seems that Democratic mayoral orimary candidate Jesse
Thomas was misnamed in yesterday's Daily. His first name is spelled
Jesse, not Jessie. Also, in an earlier article, his age was incorrectly
given as 38. Actually, Thomas is 27.
MSA resignation
Michigan Student assembly (MSA) member Sean Foley, chairman
of the Budget Priorities Committee since April, plans to announce his
resignation at MSA's meeting Tuesday night. Claiming his "class load
is too heavy," Foley said his grades have "suffered substantially
because of a dual focus on MSA and schoolwork." Foley was appointed
to MSA last January to fill an open Arts School position, and was
elected last April in the campus-wide election.
Seventh heaven
December 7 is definitely Melvin Coleman's lucky day. Coleman, a
furnace installer from Pontiac, Mich., won the top $100,000 prize
yesterday in the Michigan Lottery's weekly Michigame dfawing. And
37 years ago yesterday on December 7, 1941, he witnessed the
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. "I got out of it alive, so I guess I was
pretty lucky, then, too," Coleman said. He also got married to his wife
Ethel on December 7 - making the date special in three ways. he
said he planned to go into an early retirement with his lottery
winnings. We would suggest, however, that with his luck with the
sevens, he should try the tables at Las Vegas for awhile.
Hazards of the trade?
A suit has been filed against the San Diego police vice squad asking
that the officers stop engaging in alleged sex acts paid for by
taxpayer's money while investigating prostitution. ;Aself-proclaimed
civil libertarian, George Haverstock, filed the suit using the police
department's own reports and affidavits as the basis for his
complaint. The suit says police reports show several vice squad
officers who infiltrated massage parlors engaged in sexual activity
while gathering evidence. Haverstick said an officer "goes in there,
and both he and the woman engage in sexual acts, and after it's over,
he gets paid, and she gets arrested." A police spokesperson said they
usually ask unpaid reserve officers to go in and attempt to get
solicitations and then get out. He added that sometimes "they stay too
long and sex ensues." Just another example of facing danger in the
line of duty.
A-V Services - The Salt Marsh: A Question of Values, 12:10 p.m.,
Aud., SPH H.
Cinema II- A Boy and His Dog, 7, 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Mediatrics - Oh, God!, 7, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema Guild - Sleeping Car Murder, 7, 9:05 p.m., Old A&D.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - A History of the Blue Movies, 7, 10:30 p.m.,
What's Up Tiger Lily, 8:40 p.m., Aud. 3, MLB.
Phillippine-American Lecture Series - wrap-up session, 3 p.m.,
Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
Career Planning and Placement - panel discussion, "Attitudes
Towards Hiring the Advanced Degree Holder," 3 p.m., 3200 SAB.
1978 Zweit Lectures - Enrico Bombieri, "Ordinary Differential
Equations and Irrational Numbers," 4 p.m., 1035 Angell.
Engineering College- Dr. A. B. Smith, "Nuclear Data for Practical
Applications," 3:45 p.m., White Aud., Cooley Bldg.

University Dance Company -8 p.m., Power Center.
Back Alley Players - 2 one act plays; poetry reading, 8 p.m., 332
Soph Show - Pippin, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn.
Music School - Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Hill.
Ark - Paul Geremia, 9:30 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Adolescent Unit, NPI U Hosp-Benefit Plant Sale, 11 a.m. to 5:3Q
p.m., 5th Floor Lobby, U Hosp.
University Activities Ctr. - Student Farewell Reception for
President Fleming, 2-3 p.m., Pendleton Rm., Union.
International Ctr. - Tree Trimming Party, 3-5 p.m., League.
Raekham Student Government - Social Gathering for Grad.
students, 2:30-6 p.m., Hussey rm., 2nd floor, Michigan League.
Ski Racing Club -Annual Ski Swap, 4-10 p.m., Sports Coliseum:
Hillel - Orthodox Minyan, 4:45 p.m., Conservative Minyan, 8 p.m.,
Panel discussion, "Jewish Medical Ethics," 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
International Student Reception -6 to 8 p.m., Sports Coliseum.
Hi, Mom!
For some of us, Mommy always keeps a watchful eye - even if you
happen to be a United States Congressman. Rep. Charles Wilson, a
Democrat from Texas, was planning a personal visit to Mexico,
despite threats he received from terrorists while in Nic,.ragua. His
mother objected to this trip, And phoned Speaker of the Hruse Thomas
"Tip" O'Neill to stop her son. O'Neill spoke to Mrs. %ilson for 30
minutes, then called Wilson to inform him that he could not go to
Mexico. "You dowant to be re-appointed to the Appropriations

1300 lbs. of pot stolen

NEW YORK (AP) - The theft of
1,300 pounds of marijuana worth
$400,000 on the street and being held as
trial evidence in a heavily guarded,
government-leased warehouse may
have been an inside job, authorities
said yesterday.
"We've narrowed down quite
substantially the field of suspects,"
said Michael Costello, deputy chief of
intelligence for the federal Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA).
THE THEFT recalled the famous
1972 "French Connection" case in
which 81 pounds of heroin worth $73
million was stolen from the New York
City Police Department's property
clerk's office.
The Brooklyn building, leased by
several federal agencies, had
scontrolled access and the DEA said
people entering the facility had to sign
in whenever they entered.
Once inside, "a bonded employee
would take you around until you've
finished your business," Costello
EVEN THE DEA agents who went
into the warehouse to imvestigate the
theft had difficulty gaining entrance
because their names were not on a
limited list of those authorized to go

inside, he said.
He identified the building as the
Eagle Warehouse at 28 Cadman Plaza
West, near Brooklyn's civic center.
The break-in was discovered by a
warehouseman on Tuesday.
COSTELLO SAID that only the DEA
had keys to its storage room.
However, the thieves entered through
an upper level of the building Monday
night or Tuesday morning, then
smashed their way through an innerwall
into the locked storage room leased by
DEA where 25 bales of marijuana,
weighing 50 pounds each, were stored.
No one reported seeing any
suspicious vehicles outside the building
or hearing any noise, according to the
Each poundtof marijuana is enough to
make about 30 cigarettes, or
joints, Costello said, making the total
for the haul a possible 390,000 joints
worthabout $400,000 in street sales.
OTHER SECURITY arrangements
about the building were not disclosed.
It was not known whether an alarm
system protected the windows or any
outside doors on the upper floors.
In the "French Connection" case, the
drugs also had been seized as evidence,
but the case differed from this week's

burglary in that they were pilfered over
a long period of time.
COSTELLO SAID the pot in the
warehouse was being held as evidence
but that the theft "will not affect the
integrity of the trial" because about
two pounds also are taken from
contraband dope for use as courtroom
Costello would not disclose where the
marijuana originally was seized or for
which trial it was being held.

Daily Official Bulletin
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Daily Calendar:
Career Planning, Placement: Panel discussion,
"Attitudes Towards Hiring the Advanced Degge,
Holder," 3200 SAB, 3 p.m.
Music School: Symphony Orchestra, Hill Aud., 8
General Notices:
Recreational Sports: Advisory Committee
meeting, Bell Pool Conference Room, open to the
public, Monday, December 11, 1978,4p.m.
In 1875, Lugi D'Albertis became the-
first European explorer to penetrate.
the interior of New Guinea when he-
sailed a 9-ton steam launch the full,
navigable length of the Fly River.

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