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Thursday, May 19, 1977 LsnTHEMICHIGAN DAILY
Ladies of the evening shy away
from Fourth Avenue businesses

Page Three

Fourth Avenue just ain't what she used to be
especially on a Friday night.
On any other night, let alone a weekend, the
ladies of the evening would have congregated at
their favorite meeting spot - in front of the
,apitol Market - sometime between sundown
and the first stroke of nine-o'clock. And the
Fourth Avenue ladies, not being a passive lot,
would not even wait arouni to be solicited by
some balding, middle aged John. No, they would
ba actively seeking their customers, offering
their services to any of the passersby.
NOW, all that has changed.
The noticeable difference on Fourth Avenue
is a direct result of the Ann Arbor Police crack-
down on prostitution, which culminated in "the
big bust" a few weeks ago. And it wasn't just
any bust, as one of the local merchants attested.
Ordinarily, it's "just not that big a deal to get
What was the difference between this bust
and the routine bookings? "This one was really
discreet," says another local Fourth Avenue
businessmen, whose establishment is open until
three a.m. "I didn't even know about it until I
read it in the paper the next morning."

THIS IS a far cry from the police depart-
ment's previous attitude towards Fourth Avenue
prostitution, a "look-the-other-way" attitude
which prompted one merchant to say "the cops
just don't do anything!"
"The women all know the cops, they know the
unmarked cars and they know the plainclothes-
man," the businessman, who asked to remain
unidentified, said.
Whatever the reason for the new police hard
line attitude, most of the Fourth Avenue busi-
nesses are glad to be rid of pavement princesses,
Most saw the open prostitution as hurting their
own "legitimate" enterprises.
"(The bust) hasn't hurt business, it's helped,"
says the proprietor of the Fourth Avenue Adult
bookstore, dealers of "the largest selection of
8 mm and super S party films." "It encourages
more people to come down here."
HE SAID that it wasn't "quiet" prostitution,
but "rather noisy."
"They'd open the car door for you," he added.
"I'm glad to see the problem alleviated."
Another happy businessman is a dealer in
similar pleasures of the flesh, an escort service
near the Fourth Avenue bookstore. "It's good
See LADIES, Page 6

Prosecution's witness fails

By KEITII RICHBURG positively identify VA nurse Fili-
pina Narciso.
The prosecution In the Veter- In what could have been dam-
ans Administration (VA) murder aging testimony, the VA Chief
trial yesterday saw its most in- of Cardiology, D o c t o r Lucy
criminating evidence to date fall Goodenday, told the jury about
short of its mark, when a key patient John McCrery, and the
government witness would not respiratory difficulties McCrery
AFSCME wil vote toda
As the results of yesterday's American Federation of State,
(atty and Municipal Employes (AFSCME, Local 1583) election
eas.w to trickle in last night, Neva Middleton, Election Committee
(iairman, predicted voter turnout would be "pretty good all over."
Union employes voted in seven different work areas including
di Flint and Dearborn campuses.
This year, AFSCME members were not allowed to vote during
'thing hours. Middleton felt this new stipulation would "definite-
a hiie in effect on voter turnout, but it has been good considering
': (union members) had to vote on their own time."
MIIDDLETON WOULD not speculate on final vote results until
and her committee were able to tabulate results and check for
sible voter fraud.
Uiiversity hospital, where the higest percentage of the union
it's votes are cast, closed its polls at 10:30 p.m., and Middleton
i these voter tallies would have an important impact on voter
tout statistics and the final results of the election,
Final resuits were not tabulated until 4 a.m. this morning.
ipiete results of the AFSCME elecion will appear in toimsrrow'a

suffered on August 15, 1975.
DOCTOR Goodenday testified
that a nurse,was at McCrery's
bedside when the patient suffer-
ed his breathing failure. "When
I came in, it looked as though
she might have been talking to
the patient," the doctor said.
Goodenday went on to describe
how she came to realize the pa-
tient was "having trouble
breating," and how she ordered
the nurse to go for help.
"I looked around and the
nurse hadn't moved," Gooden-
day said., "She appeared frozen
and didn't move."
THE DOCTOR described the
nurse's expression as "looking
as though she didn't know what
to do." Goodenday said that
nurse's mouth was open and her
eyebrows raised.
"I had assumed the person
was a trained intensive care
nurse. Most would have respond-
ed instantly."
When asked by Assistant U.S,
Attorney R i c h a r d Yanko to
identify the nurse, Dr Gooden-
day replied, "I don't think I
saw her that clearly." The wit-
ness described the unidentified
nurse as five feet four inches

Doily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
ENJOYING a sport considered not only chic, but
healthy as well, John Ballard jogs near the intersection
of Oakland and Tappan Streets,
in all walks of lfe
Oblivious to city traffic, David Laib rounds one more
corner, and heads for home. Dressed in a pair of gym
shorts, and dripping with sweat, Laib finishes his daily jog.
Laib, a junior who has been jogging since his high school
years; said, "When you jog, you feel better about your-
self." In fact, one might get the impression from his conver-
sation that jogging elicits a certain high.
LAIB IS ONLY one of several varieties of joggers. Some
jog for health reasons, others are addicted to "high", some
just like to run.
Some prefer to run indoors, not only to avoid Michigas
weather, but because they like to know the distance they've
run. They say they are not distracted by their surround
ings (or the weather), and can concentrate on groig
around and around and around . . .
Arid then there's Bob Beel a Itsiness giadltte stu-
dent. He says, "All I think of is the walls rnd hoiw many
times I've gone around."
HEEL SAID HE prefers the grert routdoors because he
likes to not know just how far he has run. He admits thare's
also sonething attractive abtiut his surroundings.
Althirugh there are many people who jog to stay (or git)
See JOGGING, Page 10

We're proud
We hope you don't mind, because we're going to
take this opportunity to gloat just a little bit. The
recipients of the Detroit Press Club Awards were
announced yesterday, and The Daily made a clean
sweep, winning first place in each of four cate-
gories. Managing Editor Mike Norton won for the
best story of any type, by a college journalist, Co-
editor Jim Tobin won for the best news story,
and the best opinion piece, and former Daily Maga-
zine Editor Steve Hersh took top honors in the
feature writing category. So next time you're com-
plaining to someone about how bad the Daily is,
bite your tongue! After all, we had the four best
stories of any college in the state this year, so we
can't be all that bad.

phone volunteers beginning May 25. Call 994-4357
. . . there will be a display of examples from the
Nosa Computer at the Chrysler Ctr. at 8:30 am.
. . . from noon to 1:30 the Phil Ranelin will play
a free jazz concert at the EMU Mall . . . Don
Luce will speak on "Spring 1977 in Viet Nam" at
the memorial Christian Church. It all starts with
a pot luck dinner at 6:30 .. . the SOS Crisis Center
is looking for volunteers to work on its 24-hour
hotline. If interested call 485-3222 . . . The Christian
Science Organization meets at 7:15 in Rm. 4304 of
the Union . . . the Ann Arbor Ostomy group meets
at the senior citizens guild at 7:30 p.m. . . . Ann
Arbor's Democratic Party will meet at 8:00 in the
Public Library . . . and with a perfect way to end
a hot, sticky day, make your own sundae at the
ice cream party at Hillel at 8:30 .. .

a scrap metal dealer from Wampur, l'a., is amoig
the worlds foremost Bob Itrpe fans, and he's on a
North American tour in search of tlis comedian's
other fans to prove it. le wants them to sign an
album he wants to present to Slope on his 75th
birthday, May 29, 1978. Ile says he's budgeted $500
for the project, even though he only makes $3000
a year. He travels on buses, usually by night t,
avoid paying for hotel rooms, and he eats most of
his meals at hamburger stands. Let's just hope that
Bob will give Devon his thanks for the memory
On the outside
If you want to know what today's weather is like
all you have to do is read yesterday's Daily, or
how about Tuesday's? Yes, you guessed it, we're
in for more of the same with a high of 87, and a
low of 55. P. S. If you want to know what tomor-
row's weather will be like just save today's, and
read it again.

Happenings Hope-ful
. Drug Help is beginning interviews for crisis Where there's Devon Smith, there's Hope. Smith,

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