The Michigan Daily-Thursday, A
Manson elan memnbers ten years
later: Surviving prison life
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the Those who remember are haunted by Steven Parent
wealthy cocoon of Benedict Canyon, that hot summer morning when the city shot, found in
where celebrities seek safety in shake- froze in fear of a nameless evil loose in lawn, cut do
roof castles, the date of Aug. 9 still sen- the hills. hideous embl
ds chills through the neighborhood. Months later, the world would know and scrawling
Close the windows. Lock the gates. the name - Manson. THEN, ONE
Sharon Tate died 10 years ago this day. THEY FOUND the five bodies at there was me
The memory of mass murder is as close sunrise, scattered like rag dolls around bizarre murdE
as the hilly curve marked Cielo Drive the hilltop estate. LaBianca, a
where black-clad killers once prowled. There was beautiful actress Sharon chered in their
"MANY PEOPLE I know in Los Tate, 26, wife of director Roman Polan- parent reason
Angeles believe that the '60s ended ski, eight months pregnant, dead with In that sum
abruptly on Aug. 9, 1969, ended at the their unborn baby. fear swept the
exact moment when word of the mur- There were her three glamorous sales of burgl
ders on Cielo Drive traveled like brush- friends - coffee heiress Abigail Folger, guard dogs.
fire through the community," Joan Polish film director Voityck In winter,t
Didion writes in her new memoir of the Frykowski, and playboy Jay Sebring - Manson, a s
era, "The White Album." and a friend of the house caretaker, See MEP
t. They were stabbed and
bloody pools on the lush
wn by killers who left
ems - hoods and ropes
s in blood.
night later across town,
ore horror - two more
ers. Leno and Rosemary
wealthy couple, lay but-
r modest home for no ap-
mer of senseless killings,
e city. There were heavy
ar alarms, bolt locks, and
the case broke. Charles
trange, long-haired ex-
VMORIES, Page 10
Manson in 1969
By ELIZABETH SLOWIK
Ann Arbor's Cablecasting Commis-
sion last night approved a franchise
agreement to sell the local financially
ailing cable television system.
Under terms of the agreement, the
Denver-based Daniels and Associates
cable television company would under-
take "quite an ambitious project," City
Cablecasting Commission Chairman
Mark Ouimet said last night.
THE FRANCHISE agreement will be
brought before City Council Monday
night, said Ouimet and Cablecasting
Commission Member Elliot Chikowf-
sky. City Council will hear the tentative
sale pact at first reading this Monday,
while final approval will come within
"one or two weeks" at second reading,
Chikowfsky said. It appears "ex-
tremely promising" that Council will
okay the 15-year franchise plan, he ad-
Daniels and Associates will spend
approximately $2,700,004 in capital ad-
ditions, including covering past debts of
Ann Arbor Cablevision, which curren-
tly owns the city's cable system,
Chikowfsky said. The Ann Arbor com-
pany is reportedly $4.5 million in debt,
including back city taxes of about
CHIKOWFSKY SAID the plan offered
by Daniels and Associates includes ex-
panding service to 2,500 more homes;
increasing the number of channels
from 26 to 34; constructing an earth-
station satellite receiver, probably on
top of the Tower Plaza apartment
See COMMISSION, Page 9
Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
UNIVERSITY PLUMBER Jim Wesley maintains a lonely vigil behind the East Engineering building. Wesley and
other University skilled trades workers have been on strike since Aug. 1.
Plumber says striking only weapon'
By PATRICIA HAGEN management." state mediator ended at an impasse last
Leaning on a picket sign that read 'U WESLEY HAS been pulling a Thursday.
M unfair to skilled trades,' Jim "monotonous" six-hour picketing shift But union members say they hope the
esley watched the traffic drift by on every day since the campus skilled long hours on the picket lines will show
lurch Street. trades workers contract with the Bunion solidarity and work to their ad-
Striking "is a pain in the neck for University expired Aug. 1. vantage at the bargaining table. Even
eryone concerned," said the 59-year- No one knows for sure how long the when faced with the possibility of a long
I picketer. "Nobody likes it, but it's strike by the 318-member trades coun- strike, the union members expressed
e only weapon labor has against cil will drag. No new negotiations have confidence that the strike will be settled
been scheduled since a session with a when the University realizes the trades
See PLUMBER, Page 9
Break-in on North Campus.
Sometime between Sunday and Tuesday, thieves
broke into the Gerald R. Ford Library, currently
under construction on North Campus, Ann Arbor
police said yesterday. According to police, thieves
broke the latches off the doors of storage bins
belonging to three contractors and stole a variety of
tools valued at $1,128. No suspects have been
arrested and the case is under investigation.
Fear of God?
Al Hopeus operates a laundromat in Oxnard,'
California. -Tuesday a man wearing a paper bag
mask walked into the establishment and demanded
money from Hopcus. Hopcus )anded over his
wallet, and the gun-wielding thief fished out the $4
and gave the billfold back to Hopeus. "I was
touched," said Hopeus. "He seemed to want so lit-
tle. So before he could walk away I asked if I could
say a prayer for him-and, you know, he dropped
the $4 and ran away screaming." It seems Hopcus
put the fear of God into the would-be robber.
... the Interfaith Council for Peace will present a
"Managing the Global*Plantation," a slide show on
Castle and Cook, a multinational agriculture
business, at noon at the Wesley Lounge, 602 E.
Huron Ave.... Nancy White will discuss "Polarity
and Childbirth" at the meeting of Ann Arbor Ad-
vocates for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth at 7:30
p.m. in the Wesley Lounge ... Rackham Student
Government Council will meet in the Rackham
Board Room at 7:30 p.m.... the School of Music
will present Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" in the
Mendelssohn Theatre at 8 p.m... .FILMS: Ann Ar-
bor Film Co-op-The Last Waltz, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.,
Aud. A, Angell Hall.
On the outside
Mostly cloudy today, with scattered thunder-
showers. High temperature will hang around 801.
and the low will slip to 60'.