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Page 10-Tuesday, May 9, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Son of Sam enters guilty plea
(continued from Pagel1 NOT ONCE IN his lengthy question- Berkowitz ran in reverse from his final stitute guilty pleas.
HOWEVER, UNDER New York State and-answer session was Berkowitz victim, Stacy Moskowit, a blond 20- State Supreme Court Justice Joseph
law, any cumulative sentence for the asked, nor did he volunteer, infor- year-old Brooklyn girl, to the original Corso led Berkowitz through a series of
ex-serviceman and former postal clerk mation about his widely publicized role Bronx shooting one year and two days questions about the killing of Miss
cannot exceed 30 years to life, making as Son of Sam. He had said previously earlier of Miss Lauria that launched the Moskowitz and the wounding of her
him eligible to apply for parole when he that he was driven to kill by hordes of bloodbath on July 29, 1976. date, Robert Violante.
is 54. demons marshaled by a 6,000-year-old Parents of both these victims were in "When you fired the first shot, who
The only surprise in the 2 -hour devil incarnate whom he identified as a court. Afterwards, Donna's father, were you aiming the weapon at," Corso
hearing came when Bronx District At- Yonkers neighbor, 64-year-old Sam Michael Lauria, tense but dry-eyed told asked.
torney Mario Merola revealed that Carr. reporters: "He should go to the chair "Stacy Moskowitz," Berkowitz
Berkowitz kept a diary in which he During psychiatric examinations like he's supposed to." replied as the dead girl's mother sat a
logged up to 2,000 arson fires he Berkowitz claimed Sam passed on or- New York abandoned capital few seats away, her emotions con-
claimed to have set, predominantly in ders to kill through the older man's dog. punishment some time ago and only cealed by dark glasses.
the Bronx, from 1974 to 1977 - a period It gets dark and I can't sleep, recently Gov. Hugh Carey successfully "Who were you trying to kill."
overlapping his savage career as the Berkowitz told psychiatrists who even- vetoed an attempt by the legislature to "Both of them."
night-time Son of Sam. tually pronounced him mentally com reinstate the-death penalty. "Did you intend to cause her death.'
Merola said Berkowitz called himself petent to stand trial. I pick out nice "Yes sir," Berkowitz answered.
"The Phantom of the Bronx" and that streets where there are pretty girls,you SINCE THE Son of Sam slayings oc- The other slayings to which
the diaries "indicate to me he is a know, young couples, where they're curred in three of New York City's five Berkowitz pleaded guilty were those of
pyromaniac." The prosecutor said it neat, clean and well-groomed, you boroughs, three judges took part in the Donna Lauria, 18; Valentina Surani, 19,
had not been established whether there know, they have good hygiene." interrogation of Berkowitz before and Alexander Esau, 20; Christine
were any injuries or deaths as a result allowing him to withdraw his pleas of Freund, 26, and Virginia Voskerichian,
of the fires. THE INTERROGATION of innocent by reason of insanity and sub- 19.
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questioned. I
KRESGE'S MANAGER Steven Field
said out-of-towners, especially a group
of lawyers who were in Ann Arbor for a
convention last week, are wondering
"how we can sell for so low. Some came
in and bought five and six cartons to
take back with them," he said.
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"It's customary in the retail busines
that the person who starts the price wa
is the one who has the responsibility f
finishing it," said Bill Graving, who ha
managed Marshall Drugs sincei
changed owners last July.
"We don't want to get into a situatio
where they (the competitors) go dow
and then we follow suit and go belo
them. If we did that we'd end up givin
them (cigarettes) away," he said.
TOM CUSHING, the manger at Stat
Discount, said he doesn't know ho
long his shop will continue to depres
cigarette prices. He said as long a
prices remain at 40 cents a pack an
$3.95 a carton, State Discounts will los
money on each pack of cigarettes
sells.
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Cushing of the three stores active in the
war, "but it's a very effective way to
bring people into the store."
Responsibility for deciding to return
prices to their previous level rests with'
Sid Rosenberg, owner -of State
Discount. A secretary in his Lansing of-
fice said he was vacationing "5,000
miles away and wont be back until the
22nd."
SO UNTIL THEN, cigarette smokers
can expect no change in prices.
Meanwhile, some customers are
complaining that they can't always find
their favorite brand. Jim Greninger, a
Residential' College senior couldn't
purchase his usual Marlboro soft pack
at State Discount yesterday.
"One time I came in here and they
didn't have any Marlboros at all," he
complained. "I came in here three
times when they didn't even have mat-
ches."
CUSHING READILY admits that
cigarette sales have skyrocketed since
the price war began.
"Cigarette sales were down since last
year. We were selling only about 60 car-
tons a week but now we're up to 100 to
150 cartons," he said.

"If we advertised we couldn't even
begin to keep enough cigarettes in
stock. As it is, we now have severe shor-
tages until our next shipment comes."
JULIE SCHOREN, who works behind
the counter at State Discount, said her
store had shortages Sunday of
Marlboro Soft Pack, Salem Longs,
Salem Long Lights, Kool Longs, Benson
and Hedges Soft, Hard and Menthol,
Virginia Slims Regular, and Terryton
1Os.
"I think there's a bunch more I'm not
thinking of though," she added.
Joetta Hopkins who works at
Kresge's said she now has to refill the
cigarette rack behind the counter twice
a day when once used to be enough.
"THE WAR IS good now but the price
is going to have to go back up," she
said.
Meanwhile, prices at Tice's which is
located only one block from the cigaret-
te skirmish have remained at the usual
55 cents a pack.
"We serve a clientele which is closer
to campus," said Tice's manager
Woody Wilson. "It has not hurt our
business so we have no reason to join,"
he added.

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'U' names Pena to post
(Continuedfrom Page3) Baker," with whom she has been
IT'S. A VERY big responsibility," meeting at least three times a week.
said Pena of her new position. She said While assuming the responsibilities
she feels she can handle the job because of acting director, Pena will also con-
of her "very close relation with Gwen tinue her duties as associate director.
"It's a very high-pressure job," she
CONVERSATION PIECE said.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The use Pena said her administration will
of photography as a sign language that basically continue the policies of
can often be more eloquent than the Baker's. "If it differs, it would be in
spoken word is being demonstrated as a some little detail," said Pena.
communications tool to junior high and According to Pena and Baker, the
high school students and their teachers agreement the University made with
across the nation through a multimedia the U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in
show. January to implement and report af-
The 35-minute Eastman Kodak Com- firmative action programs is still being
pany presentation, which is offered free met. "We are still continuing with the
to the schools, shows how pictures can compliance," announced Pena. "So far
be used to convey emotion more we are meeting the agreements and/or
strongly than words through the use of asking for extensions and meeting the
slides that illustrate loneliness, joy and extensions."
triumph. Baker will spend her leave working
The presentation, entitled on a program to increase the par-
"Photographically Speaking," explains ticipation of women and minorities in
how visual images have a language all educational research. "It sounds like a
their own and can underscore, explain very interesting program, and I'm
~ ~ -delighted I have a chance to work on
word.it, m aT

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