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Milliken charges federal
gas goals unfair to state

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, December 8, 1979-Page 3 -
Who, promotersface

$27 million lawsuit

From UPI and AP
Federal energy officials may be wrongfully
penalizing Michigan by setting an 11 per cent
gasoline reduction goal for the state during the fir-
st three months of 1980, Gov. William Milliken said
yesterday in Lansing.
That goal - announced Thursday by the U.S.
Department of Energy - compares with a
national overall reduction goal of five per cent.
"THERE ARE preliminary indications of flaws
in the figures upon which the federal goals were
based," Milliken said. "I have therefore directed
my staff to thoroughly review the goals im-
mediately and to meet with federal energy of-
ficials to assure that Michigan is treated
equitably.",
The governor said the state motorists cut con-
sumption nine per cent during September and Oc-
tober.
"We, of course, will continue to do our utmost to
conserve energy," Milliken said. '"But because the
energy shortage is a national problem, all states
should be expected to take equally strong

measures to reduce their energy consumption."
MEANWHILE, in Washington yesterday, the
Energy Department proposed a standby gasoline
rationing plan that would divide available supplies
among the states in proportion to their past
gasoline consumption.
THe plan, subject to revision and then
congressional review, could be activated by the
president in any national gasoline shortage of at
least 20 per cent lasting 30 days or longer.
The department provided no official estimates
of the impact of its plan either on states or on in-
dividual motorists. But a department source,
declining to be identified, estimated unofficially
that a 20 per cent general shortage probably would
mean a cutback of roughly one-third in the,
gasoline available to the typical motorist.
That's because some of the available gasoline
would first be set aside in state and federal reser-
ves for discretionary distribution to hardship
cases, and some would go into extra rations for
essential services, farming and business.

Milliken
... will review gas plan

NEW COMPUTER TO IMPROVE CRIME PREDICTION:
Police to computerA
By TIMOTHY YAGLE Walter Hawkins said of $203,000 com- Cadillac."
officers puter, whose purchase was approved HE SAID, for example
By May, Ann Arbor policefierg this week by City Council. on the road and needs inf
may be able to beat thieves in getting to With more accurate analyses ofaprhnesuect
the scene of their own crimes. apprehended suspect, th
The city police department isn't crime patterns, police will be able to able to call the station
hiring fortune tellers to predict when assign more officers to areas of and receive the necessa
and where crimes will occur. Rather, frequent crimes, according to in as little as 30 to 40
the department is purchasing a corn- Hawkings. It gives us culpability to process takes a few hou
puter which will use past records and respond to crime as it occurs rather ded.
probability formulas to project where than reacting to it after it occurs," he Hawkins said another
probbiliy fomuls toprojct weresaid. cmue ilb hta
coming robberies or break-ins will oc- In addition, the major said in terms of computer will be that an
cur. improving the department's record- theasypto undtcanuse
"IT MOVES record-keeping well into keeping efficiency, the computer is t easy to understand. T
the twentieth century," police Major "like going from a Model T t oa employs two in-hou

ze records

From AP and UPI
C.NCINNATI - Some of the sur-
vivors of the young victims of a rock
concert stampede filed a lawsuit Thur-
sday seeking more than $27 million
from the British rock group The Who
and their promoters.
The first legal action stemming from
Monday's tragedy asks $1.1 million for
each of the eleven killed and fourteen
injured.
ATTORNEY Arnold MOrelli, who
filed the suit in Hamilton County Com-
mon Pleas Court, said he wants to go to
court as soon as possible.
"There are a lot of strong feelings,
about what happened. I want the case to
be heard while the memory of the event
is still fresh in everyone's mind,"
Morelli explained.
The accident Monday occurred when
fans of The Who, waiting outside River-
front Coliseum, surged forward to get
the best seats, trampling those in front.
An autopsy showed the eleven person
died of suffocation.
THE SUIT was filed on behalf of Todd
Volkman, .18, who the suit said was
among those hospitalized following the
stampede.
Named as defendants were Who per-
formers Roger Daltrey, Peter Town-
shend, John Entwhistle, and Kenny
Jones; Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
and Albert Heekin III, statutory agent
for the coliseum; Electric Factory
Concerts, Inc., of Philadelphia.
promoters of the concert; and Cal
Levy, their Cincinnati agent.
The suit alleges the defendants
negligently sold 14,000 to 15,000 general
admission tickets for The Who concert
"when they knew or should have known
that the sale of such seating constituted
a clear danger of physical peril to the
ticketholders." -

Funeral services for the eleven vic-
tims of Monday's tragedy were held
Thursday and Friday.
Meanwhile, a special city task force
yesterday considered stricter
regulations for future concerts.
The panel, appointed by Cincinnati
City Manager Sylvester Murray, in-
cludes two students, a security
specialist, a lawyer and the director of
a rock radio station.
Quick action was expected by the City
Council on two proposed ordinances to
ban general admission seating and give
police full authority over crowd control
at future events.

, if an officer is
ormation on an
e officer will be
24-hours-a-day'
ry information
seconds. The
irs now, he ad-
r benefit of the
ny personnel in
it and will find
he department
se computer

between police and prosecutors from
all over the state," he said. Longer-
range benefits include informing
patrolpersons when they will be in
court, what information they will need,
and what information can be released
during trials.
Hawkins, who "did all of the battling
with the state" to obtain the com puter,
said the system will not be infallible at
first, but once the officers gain ex-
perience in using it, they will find it
easier to use.
"We'll make mistakes," Hawkins
said. "But the more expertise we gain,
the fewer mistakes we'll make."
Hawkins said he began pushing for
the computer 11 years ago because
"everything was done by hand in this
department." The delay in purchasing
resulted from a lack of funds and "no
level of expertise to operate it," he said.
The city will contribute about $10,000
for the computer with the federal Law
Enforcement Assistance Ad-
ministration paing the balance, accor-
ding to Hawkins.

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U.S. Appeals Court

programmers to install the system
when it arrives in April.
The computer also will help police
keep better track of personnel and the
number of officers needed in a par-
ticular area day and night. "We'll have
a better handle on where our manpower
should be allocated," Hawkins ex-
plained.
THE NEW SYSTEM, which will also
be linked with police departments in
Jackson, Sterling Heights, Warren, and
the Michigan State Police in Lansing,
will "expedite the flow of informaton

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HOWARD HAWKS'

1938

BRINGING UP BABY
Madcap heiress (KATHERINE HEPBURN) seduces prim paleontologist (CARY
GRANT) whose vital dinosaur bone is carried off by her pet terrier-and
buried on her grandmother's estate. Baby, the heiress' pet leopard has a
double on this night of escapes and adventures which ends in all trying to
explain their wacky behavior to the incredulous minions of the law. The
wildest of the successful screwball comedies.
Short; HAPPY BIRTHDAY LENNY (Lenny Lipton, 1965) Mother explains
the nature of her love.
Sun.: Ophuls' LE PLAISAR

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By- JOHN GOYER
University Law School Prof. Harry
Edwards, nominated Wednesday to the
federal Court of Appeals in Washington,,
said last night he approaches the job
knowing that good decisions take a lot
of time and effort.
Edwards' nomination by President
Carter to the appeals court, the highest
rung on the judicial ladder before the
Supreme Court, still must be confirmed
by the Senate.
"I DON'T THINK:you go in with any
specific, personal goals," Edwards said
yesterday. "I think you go in under-
standing your responsibility" to make
careful judgements.
"The main thing you have to be
careful to do is to be conscientious
about your work," he said. It's too easy,
he said, to get bogged down in some
cases and neglect others.
Providing Edwards' nomination to
the Appeals Court is confirmed, when
he arrives in Washington he will face a
problem often plaguing judges: too
many cases crowding the docket.
EDWARDS SAID the Court of Ap-
peals caseload is up 40 per cent since
the beginning df the year, due in large
part to anincrease in the number of
cases involving federal regulatory
agencies.

Edwards said he was nominated to
fill one vacancy on the court, while
another position also is being created in
attempts to east the court's workload.
"I don't have any concerns about my
energy to work," Edwards said.
"AS TO whether the work of two in-
dividuals will be enough to make a dif-
ference, that remains to be seen. I cer-
tainly hope so," he added.
Edwards received his undergraduate
"degree from Cornell University in 1962
and went on to earn a law degree from
the University in 1965.
After practicing law in Chicago, Ed-
wards came to teach at the University's
Law School in 1970. Since then, he has
left Ann Arbor twice to teach at other
institutions: at Harvard University law
school from 1975 to 1977, and at the Free
University of Brussels in Brussels,
Belgium in the Winter of 1974.
Edwards is a specialist in labor law
and arbitration, and belongs to the
National Academy of Labor, the
American Arbitration Association, and
a number of American Bar Association
committees.
He said last night he would have to
tone down his activities with legal
organizations if he joins the appeals
court, to conform with judges' respon-
sibility to be impartial.

Revived Honors Student
Council adopts charter

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By STEVE PRICE
The Honors Student Council adopted
a charter Thursday night, explaining
the group's goals and reasons for
existence and outlined procedures for
conduct of business.
The Council, organized this fall after
a lapse of several years, "shall be
primarily an advisory group aiding the
director (of the Honors Council,
Philosophy Prof. Jack Meiland) in
maintaining an effective Honors
Program." And it "must seek to
develop all areas of the program, both
at the underclas and the upperclas
levels," according to the newly-adopted
charter drafted by LSA junior David
Hanelsman.
MEMBERSHIP IN the council is
open to all honors students who par-
ticipate in a committee of the council
and attend three consecutive council
meetings. A five-member cabinet is
responsible for chairing weekly
meetings, recording minutes, and ac-
ting as official representatives of the
council. The council will elect a new
cabinet at the third council meeting of
each academic year.
Jack Meiland, in his first year as
Honors Council chairman, says he will

take the student council's suggestions
and recommendations for im-
provements "very seriously."
Council members said they aim to
improve communication between
honors students and the director. The
council announced plans to make
recommendations for improvement in
the program, and to distribute infor-
mation about the program to current
and prospective honors students.
IN THE PAST, most of the relevant
honors information has been relayed
primarily through word-of-mouth. The
council is in the process of writing a
handbook compiling all the special in-
formation an honors student needs to
know.
The council also will be working to
broaden the program's base next term
by sending invitations to the program to
selected prospective freshpersons. In
addition, members plan to draw up a
list of honors students living in dorms
who are willing to receive visiting high
school seniors to let them "get a taste of
what it's about," said cabinet member
and LSA senior Alan Jaffe. -
Meiland and members of the council
are encouraging students to join it and
make it more representative and effec-
tive. The next council meeting will be
Jan. 17 at 1017 Angell Hall.

presents
SATURDAY
NO COVER!
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1140 South University

G.
FILMS
Ann Arbor Film Coop-Take the Money and Run, 7, 10:20 p.m., Every-
thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask, 8:40
p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema II-Days of Heaven, 7, 9p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Mediatrics-Paper Chase, 7, 9p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema Guild-Bringing Up Baby, 7,9:05 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
PERFORMANCES
Pendleton Arts Center-African music, Kwasi Adunum and Musicians, 8
p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society-"Iolanthe," 2, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn
Theatre.
St. Mary's Chapel Players-"Murder in the Cathedral," 8 p.m., St.
Mary's Church, 331 Thompson.
Canterbury Loft-"The Winedrinker," 8p.m., Canterbuy Loft, 332 South
State St.
University Chamber Choir-Excerpts from "Porgy and Bess" and Lieb-
seslieder Waltzes," 8p.m., Hill Auditorium.
University Department of Dance-Christmas Dance Concert, 8 p.m.,
Power Center.
MISCELLANEOUS
Hillel-Grads Wine and Cheese Party, 8:30 p.m., 1320 S. University, No.
18.
Innvervision-Pre-Kwanza Celebration, 8:30 p.m., Trotter House.
Washtenaw Community College-Workshop on small business
management, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East

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The Ann Arbor Film Cooperstive Presents at MLB: $1.50
Saturday, December 8
TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
(Woody Allen, 1969) 7: 10:20-MLB 3
In his directorial debut, Woody Allen stars as Virgil Starkwell, a helpless
incompetent whose goal in life is to make the "ten most wanted" list. Replete
with hilarious one-liners and sight gags. JANET MARGOLIN co-stars.
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
SEX***BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
(Woody Allen, 1972) 8:40 only-MLB 3
Woody Allen doing to Dr. Ruben's book what should be done to Dr. Ruben's
book. At once a parody of pop-psych and movies themselves, Everything .
takes hilarious shots at Italian neo-realism, Shakespeare, schlock horror films,
2001, notorious army training films, and the sexual misinformation as all
learned behind the swinas. Manic. messy and marvelous. "Allen's high points
are Himalayan."-Vincent Canby. With JOHN CARRADINE, LYNNE, RE DGRAVE,
LOUISE LASSER, LOU JACOBI.
Next Wednesday: Animation Night with Bruno Bozetto's ALLEGRO NON
TROPPO and Warner Brothers' BUGS BUNNY, SUPERSTAR at Aud A.

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