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May 25, 1979 - Image 9

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Michigan Daily, 1979-05-25

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University backs down
on land deal with city

By JOHN GOYER
When University officials began
negotiations over land with the city of
Ann Arbor two years ago, they wanted
to make a trade. Now the University
has backed down on its original offer,
and has agreed to sell two acres of land
without acquiring the valuable Central
Campus property it initially had
desired.
Originally, University officials wan-
ted to trade two acres of land near
Green Rd. and Baxter Rd. on North
Campus for control of two sections of
road on Central Campus - North
Ingalls St. between the Michigan
League and the Modern Languages
Building, and a section of Madison St.
between Thompson St. and Packard
Rd.
BUT MANY City Council members
opposed the trade, and the University is
now negotiating the sale of the North
Campus property, subject to approval
by the University Board of Regents.
Leslie Morris (D-Second Ward) said
council members were opposed to the
deal because they were not sure what
the University planned to do with the
two strips of city land.
"City Council definitely did not want
the University to dictate some kind of
terms for the purchase of parkland that
Unwed dad
can care for
child during
legal battle
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)-An unwed
father, fighting for custody of his 7-
month-old dauther, was told yesterday
he can care for her during his legal bat-
tle with her mother.
"You're going to be able to take your
daughter home with you," attorney
Sanford Roseblum told his client,
James Pembrook Jr., after a state ap-
peals court judge refused to continue a
temporary stay.
Justice Ellis Staley, of the Appellate
Division of State Supreme Court, had
imposed the stay at the request of the
child's mother after a Family Court
judge granted Pembrook custody last
week.
JOHN STARRS, attorney for the
mother of the baby, Rachel, said he
would appeal and predicted there could
be "as many as six shifts in custody ...
from parent to parent" before the case
is settled.
The mother, Susan, has refused to
giver her full name, and Family Court
records are closed to the public in New
York state.
The 23-year-old Pembrook, a student
at Denver's Metropolitan State College,
said he and Rachel would fly Friday to
Denver, where they will live with his
parents.
AFTER THE decision, Pembrook
hugged his lawyer and said, "Great!
Beautiful! I feel terrific."
Rachel's mother sobbed as she told
reporters she still loved her child and
was harassed during her pregnancy by
Pembrook.
"I was told by him if I didn't marry
him that he would take the baby," she
said. "I was harassed throughout my
pregnancy. I left Colorado because of
that"

doesn't have anything to do with the
parkland," said Morris.
MORRIS ALSO said State St. mer-
chants and those who often park on
Ingalls St. were opposed to the Univer-
sity's long-range plans to turn the area
into a pedestrian mall.
The Regents originally approved the
land trade deal in October 1977, and
even though University officials were
hesitant to return to the Board with a
revised plan, it was officially approved
last Friday.
"We were really reluctant to go back
to the Regents and say the plans have
changed and we're coming back with a
different deal," said Vice-President for
State Relations Richard Kennedy, who
conducted the land negotiations with
the city.
MONEY FOR the purchase of the
North Campus land will come from
three sources: A federal development
grant, a state grant, and limited city
funds. Because the deadline for use of
state funds was near termination, three
council members attended the May
Regents meeting to convince the Board

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