The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 56-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, August 2, 1977 10 Cents 12 Pages plus Supplement
WASHINGTON (tA"-The House opened its debate on President
Carter's energy plan yesterday and the President made a direct
public appeal for passage of critical key elements, including p five
cent per gallon increase in federal gasoline taxes.
At the same time, Republican leaders predicted they will be
able ao defeat the proposed gas ta. hike.
"I WOULD think there is a god chonce to stop that," House
Republican Leader John Rhodes said shortly after formal debate
began on the complex legislative package.
Carter said there were five critical elements in the energy
* Rejection of deregulation of nateral gas. Instead, Carter
urged support for the $1.75 per thousand cubic feet ceiling price
included in his energy package and approved by two House com-
* Support for rebates for Americans who heat their homes
* Rejection of a Republican plan for plowing back new crude
oil taxes to the oil industry to encosrage production.
* Support for the five cent gas tax hike, with the proceeds
going for mass transit and state highway construction.
* Backing for a heavy tax on indu4trial users of oil and
natural gas as a means of encouraging them to switch to coal.
The President's message came shortly after the House began
debate on the legislation, one of the most complex bills ever
considered by Congress.
Consideration of the energy plan also continued on the other
side of Capitol Hill, where a Senate committee voted to set a
floor on minimum mileage standards for new American cars be-
ginning in 1980.
Rhodes said the energy plan that finally emerges "will un-
doubtedly be a campaign issue next year" when House members
must rn for re-election. Pa
OPENING A FULL day of debate, the principal House sup- hot
porter of Carter's energy proposda, said Congress must enact a a
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Carter energy plan
All the lawn's a stage
rticipants in the Medieval Festival act in "The Expectant Abbess" Sunday on the Ark Coffee-
se lawn. The festival will continue its program of music, dance, theater, crafts and clowning
the School of Music Lake this weekend.
'Son of Sam
NEW YORK (P) - The mad
gunman who calls himself Son
of Sam 'claimed a sixth life
yesterday when a young wo-
man died of a massive gunshot
wound in the skull.
Stacy Moskowitz, a 20-year-
old blonde secretary, was fa-
tally wounded at 2:30 a.m. Sun-
day while she sat in a parked
car tinder a bright street light
with Robert Violante, 20. Vio-
lante, who also was shot in the
head, lost his left eye and may
lose the sight in his right eye.
WHILE 13 shootings have
been attributed to Son of Sam
and his .44-caliber Bulldog re-
volver, seven in the victims
have survived. Moskowitz was
the sixth to die since his first
known attack one year and
three days ago.
"An animal like this has to
be caught, not to die or be
killed but to be tortured for
life," Moskowitz's mother, Ney-
sa Moskowitz, told reporters.
"He not human, he's not hu-
man," 'Mrs. Moskowitz said,
tears streaming down her
cheeks. "He's not human to do
this to young people."
M O S K 0 W I T Z 'S fath-
er, Jerome Moskowitz, also
wept as he told reporters, "I
lost a daughter I loved very
much . . . she was a great
Stacy Moskowitz died at 5:28
p.m., nearly 39 hours after the
crazed gunman shot her and Vi-
olante, a clothing salesman who
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Council tentatively OK's
city cab fare increase
By GREGG KRUPA
City Council last night took preliminary action on an
ordinance that will raise taxicab rates 16 per cent.
The ordinance, passed at fia~ot reading last night would
raise the rate for the first one-seventh of a mile to 70 cents,
and ten cents for each additional mile or fraction of a mile.
Ten cents will be charged for each one minute of waiting
ONE DOLLAR would be charged for loading foot-lockers,
and ten cents for each piece of hand baggage or parcel in
Special rates would be in affect for football Saturdays.
Between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. the first passenger
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TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Stacy Moskowitz of New York City is carried to Kings County Hospital in
Brooklyn early Sunday after being fatally shot by a gunman who has become known as "Son of
Sam." Her date, Robert Violante, was also shot, as. the two sat talking in a parked car on a Brook-