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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 110 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 11, 1978 Ten Cents 8 Pages

Trash trucks can't dump dumpsters


With the sun shining and the ice
beginning to melt, most Ann Arborites
have all but forgotten the big blizzard.
For some local apartment dwellers,
things may not return to normal until
That's the soonest Acting Director of
Public Works Richard Sayers says he
can be sure that he'll have everybody's
garbage picked up. "Residential collec-
tions are current," he said, "and com-
mercials (such as apartment buildings)
are more or less current I. but there
are still some places where the snow
and ice physically prevents. us from

getting to the dumpsters."
RESIDENTS in one apartment on
Vaughn St. say the Public Works depar-
tment has "not been exceptionally
cooperative" in helping them get their
trash collected. Mike Sinclair, manager
of one building, said he has called every
Thursday for the past three weeks and
has gotten a different story each time.
This week, Sinclair said Public Works
told him a car was blocking his
driveway. He said, however, this can-
not be because he was watching the
driveway all day. "They couldn't give

us the license number or the color of the
car they say was blocking the way."
Rosemary Pierce, a. clerk at the
Public Works office, says the number of
reports of situations like Sinclair 's an- .\
r "the size of a novel."
BUT, SHE SAID, "Ninety-five per
cent of tpe cases are the problem of the
owners. They'll tell us they have a path
cleared, but when we get out there we
find as much as two feet of ice."
Sayers explained when the dum-
psters are surrounded by ice and snow
they can't get the trash trucks in the
proper position to pick them up. In
those situations, Sayers' workers have
been directed to "take material out by
hand." "But," he said, "that is a -dif-
ficult time-consuming process."
Sayers had no specific advice for
those whose trash is still snowbound,
except to be sure that Public Works is
aware of their situation. "But from the
calls we've been getting, I think most
people have already taken care of
that," he said.
Pierce said she thinks another week
of good weather should help the depar-
tment catch up. Sayers was a little
more cautious, however. "It's awfully
hard to say - we have no way of 0
knowing how many are in this situation.
A lot just depends on the weather."
Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
Milliken seeks re-election

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
Callfor action
Speaking to an audience at Rackham Auditorium last night, Representa-
tive Abner Mikva (-IlL) closed the week-long symposium on human rights
by challenging -theUnited States to become the guardian of human rights
around the world. See story, page 2.
Suit alleges police
negligence in shooting

For Michigan state politics, yesterday
was a morning of the expected, the un-
precedented and the inevitable.
In what State Senator Patrick Mc-
Collough- called "Republican
dominoes," Governor William Milliken
ended months of waiting by announcing
to no one's surprise he would indeed
seek a third consecutive term as
Michigan's governor.
In the shocker of the day, the Gover-
nor also announped Eastern Michigan
University President James Brickley
as his running mate, ressurecting his
victorious 1970 political ticket.
AND THEN CAME the inevitable.
Oakland County Prosecutor L. Brooks
Patterson confirmed his candidacy for
the United States Senate seat being
vacated by retiring Senator Robert, Gif-
Milliken.had scarcely made his an-
nouncement when Patterson came out
railing against irresponsive gover-
nment and a lack of fresh blood in
Michigan politics.
"Basically, I see no one on the
horizon in either party who understands
the frustrations of the people here in
Michigan," said Patterson in a
telephone interview. "As a populist, I
think I can tap the pulse of the people."
PATTERSON acknowledged his can-
dicacy may meet with little favor from
the state GOP. Milliken and Patterson
have often fueded publicly over the
volatile prosecutor's staunch position
on crime.
"They may well look upon me as a
maverick," Patterson said. "If I had

my druthers, I'd rather they look upon
me as a maverick."
Patterson said his largest task is to
broaden his support from southeastern
Michigan. He plans on stumping the
state to spread both his name and his
politics of public responsiveness. He
likens some of the present officeholders
to "the little boy who goes to the store
for his mother, and when he gets there
he forgets why he was sent."
ABOVE ALL, Patterson promised not
to compromise his hardline position on
crime that gave him something of a
following in the tri-county area. "I'm
not going to tailor my beliefs," he said.
"I'm going to continue my stand on
crime and hope that the people of
Michigan agree with me. If not, it will
cost me votes."
But if Patterson wasted no time in
launching his candidacy off the
Milliken decision, the Democratic op-

ponents of the Governor also used
yesterday's announcement as a
springboard to boost their own cam-
Although the consensus was that
Milliken's re-election decision came as
no surprise, the Democrats who hope to
oust the incumbent saw the Governor's
endorsement of Brickley as a running
mate as indicative of the campaign's
.main issue.
"IN MY OPINION, this (Milliken-
Brickley ticket) is an indication of the
staleness of the Republican party,"
said gubernatorial hopeful, State
Senator Patrick McCollough. "I'm glad
he ended his publicity-seeking ruse. In
my opinion, Bill Milliken is the easiest
man to beat."
State Senator William Fitzgerald was
not so reserved with his attack on the
Milliken-Brickley ticket. "It's the ticket
See MILLIKEN, Page 8


Viola Edwards is naming the City of
Ann Arbor and the Police Department,
among others, as defendants in a $1
million suit resulting from the fatal
shooting of her son, Larry, in February,
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court
Thursday, also names Police, Chief
Walter Krasny, police officers Tom
Pressley and George Anderson and a
radio dispatcher as defendants.
THE SUIT charges negligence in the
death of Edwards' son. Larry Edwards
was shot by police as he was fleeing the
scene of an attempted robbery of the/
Pump and Pantry store on Broadway

Edwards' attorney Tom Blaske said
there were several reasons for waiting
two years to file suit. "We had hoped to
have worked out a settlement with the
city based on the change of firearms
policy and payments to Mrs. Edwar-
ds," he said.
"We were forced to file," he said,
"not through any negotiations with the
City, but because the statute of
limitations was running out." t
BLASKE SAID not only is Edwards'
seeking $1 million in damages, but also
a declaration that the firearm policy is
The Ann Arbor Police firearms policy
See SUIT, Page 2


council rejects

tentative coal settlement

Senate Panama Canal debate
will move into secret session

By AP and UPI
A United Mine Workers (UMW)
bargaining council yesterday infor-
mally rejected a tentative settlement
to the nationwide coal strike as
nearly 200 angry miners demon-
strated against the pact at union
"Vote it down," they shouted as
bargaining council members ar-
rived. Some carried petitions seek-
ing the ouster of union President
Arnold Miller. Others denounced new
health care plans in the proposed
troversial provisions include penal-
ties for chronically absent miners
and those who participate in wildcat
strikes. It would also raise the
average $7.8 wage by $2.35 over three
years and restore health and pension
Union President Miller refused to
attend the council meeting and
charged the demonstrators with
"intimidation and threats of vio-
lence." But police reported no vio-
lence in the loud demonstration.

"We think the contract stinks,"
said one young miner from Ken-
SENTIMENT on the 39-member
bargaining council was reported to
be strongly against the tentative
agreement between negotiators for
the UMW and the soft-coal industry.
The council must okay such an agree-
ment before it can be submitted to
rank-and-file members.
The council delayed its scheduled
midmorning meeting until early
afternoon to give M iller a chance to
attend, but indicated it would meet
without him if necessary.

"This intimidation cannot be tol-
erated," said Miller in a statement.
"Our members have a right to vote
on the agreement, free from intimi-
dation and threats of violence ... the
anarchy of a small, irresponsible
Detroit Edison Co. yesterday ap-
pealed to its customers to cut back on
energy consumption in the face of
dwindling coal supplies due to the
prolonged UMW strike.
Company officials warned they
may be forced to take "more severe
conservation measures . if the
strike lasts much longer.

ate yesterday decided unanimously
to move its Panama Canal treaty
debate into secret session Feb. 21 to
discuss allegations Gen. Omar Torri-
jos may have been involved in
smuggling drugs into the United
Shifting the debate toward mys-
terious, sensitive issues at the de-
mand of Republican treaty critics,
the Senate also was expected to.
review then the issue of U.S. elec-
tronic eavesdropping on Panaman-
ian officials during treaty negotia-
BIPARTISAN Senate leaders at
first seemed reluctant to cloud the
treaty debate with formal discussion
of the so-called "Panama Connec-
tion" drug charges.

have that session early."
UNCONFIRMED newspaper re-
ports have suggested U.S. drug en-
forcement and intelligence officials
have information that Torrijos, some
of his relatives and other Panaman-
ian officials have participated in
lucrative rackets that funnel illegal
narcotics into the United States by
way of Central America.
Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind.), chair-
man of the Senate Intelligence
Committee that investigated both the
drug charges and the electronic
eavesdropping, said of the narcotics
allegations: "You read the stuff in
the newspapers - some of it is true
and some of it is false."

drugs . . . this is a good treaty for the
American people," said Sen. Jacob
Javits, (R-N.Y.), "I just plead we
keep our eye on the ball."
Going into the debate, Senate
Democratic Leader Robert Byrd said
the drug smuggling allegations were
a "peripheral" matter.
The only issue," he said., "is . . .
whether the treaties should be

MSA president to,



lobb fori
Michigan s t u d e n t Assembly
(MSA) President Jon Lauer is leav-
ing for Washington tomorrow to,
lobby on students' behalf for a
federal tuition tax credit.
Lauer said he was making the trip
to letthe lawmakers "know what the
students are thinking."
HE IS scheduled tb testify before
the House Ways and Means commit-
tee next Thursday and also plans to
meet with several Congresspersons
and Senators.

tax credits
four years.
THE PACKWOOD-Moynihan Tui-
tion Tax Credit Act of 1977 is similar
but would allow tuition expenses to
be credited to a maximum of $500.
Some critics of these plans say they
would cost too much and many of the
benefits would go to higher-income
President Carter, who is opposed to
the tax credits, introduced his own
plan Wednesday. Carter called for
increased aid to be .channeled
through existing federal financial aid

" Mike McGee sizes up the
match-up between himself and
Earvin Johnson before today's
Michigan-Michigan State battle.
See story, Page 7.

But, Bayh told the Senate,




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