Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 56-S
Vi Wednesday, August 2, 1978
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents Tw, Sixteen Pages
Hospital murder suspect charged
By R. J. SMITH APARICIO WAS arrested Monday
University Hospital administrator morning, moments after police
William Aparicio was arraigned on discovered the bullet-ridden body of
open charges of murder yesterday, in a Koos, an assistant administrator for the
case involving the shooting death of a psychiatric hospitals, in the University
hospital co-worker. medical center.
The 2 p.m. arraignment, presided According to Ann Arbor police
over by Judge George Alexander, was Aparacio told police at the time of his
the second in two days for 46-year-old arrest that he murdered Koos due to job
Aparicio. Monday afternoon Aparicio pressures. At Monday's arraignment,
was arraigned on charges of assault Officer Harry Jinkerson quoted
with intent to murder.,But after victim Aparicio as saying: "I shot him. I shot
Donald Koos died shortly following Mr. Koos, the head administrator. He
Monday's court appearance, assault threatened to take my job and I couldn't
charges were reversed and a new allow that."
arraignment date was set. In court yesterday, Judge Alexander
passed down the decision, and set a
court examination date for Friday at
ASSISTANT Prosecutor David Lady
has indicated that his office expects a
plea of insanity from the defense. If
such a defense is taken, Aparicio will
have to be bound over to Circuit Court
so that he could be sent to the Center for
Forensic Psychiatry at Ypsilanti State
Hospital for a 30-day examination
Despite the testimony of Officer
Jinkerson at the arraignment
proceedings, the police and University
Hospital are at odds over the reason for
the argument which directly led to the
shooting and Koos' death.
Officials at the hospital's information
service say Koos and Aparicio were
getting along well, and because of the
nature of their jobs there was no reason
for Aparicio to feel his employment was
threatened by Koos.
But police are convinced that
Aparicio was for some reason angry at
Koos and felt intimidated by him.
"There isn't any question that there
was a dispute about working con-
ditions," said Ann Arbor police chief
WASHINGTON (AP) - Th House talks with Greek Cypriots.
voted yesterday to repeal a three-year- Shortly before the vote, Rep. -Lee
old congressional embargo against U.S Hamilton (D-Ind.), who wanted the
military aid to Turkey, handing embargo lifted, said Carter could cer-
President Carter a major foreign policy tify that the Turks were acting in "good
victory. faith" immediately.
The House voted to repeal the em- House Democratic Leader Jim
bargo by a hairline 208-205 vote on an Wright, who introduced the amen-
amendment to a $1 billion military aid dment, argued prior to the vote that
bill, then by voice vote rejected a flurry "continuance of the present stalemate
of secondary amendments that sought is not going to bring progress on
to modify the measure. Cyprus."
THE SENATE last week gave its on- BUT DEMOCRATIC Whip John
sent to repeal of the embargo, which Brademas of Indiana argued for
was imposed by Congress on Feb. 15, retaining the embargo, saying it allows
1975, after Turkey used U.S.-supplied Carter to resume arms shipments to the
arms to invade and occupy Cyprus. Turks at once without anything but
Carter told Congress the embargo promises from the Turkish gover-
has not worked and has not forced nment.
Turkey to end its occupation of Cyprus. "This completely lifts the embargo
Instead, the President argued, the em- without requiring Turkey to take any
bargo is threatening U.S. defense step whatever on Cyprus," Brademas
alliances with Turkey. said.
In approving the amendment, the Congress first imposed the ban on
House agreed to permit Carter to lift grounds that Turkey violated U.S. aid
the embargo when he can report that laws by using U.S. weapons for its oc-
Turkey "is acting in good faith to cupation of Cyprus.
achieve a just and peaceful settlement Rep. Edward Derwinski (R-Ill.)
of the Cyprus problem." argued yesterday that Turkey remains
CARTER WOULD be required to tell in violation until its occupation of the
Congress in writing that Turkey is island is ended.
making a good faith effort to pull its Those who supported retention of the
troops off Cyprus and to resume peace embargo had suggested that the House
- vote instead to lift it only when Carter
can report the Turks have carried out
their offer to pull troops out of
Famagusta and let Greek-Cypriots
wre m ete f return t their homes there. M"
UNDER-SECRETARY of State Marty Christopher and Rep. John Branemas (D-
Ind.) chat after the House voted yesterday to repeal the 3-year arms embargo
BACKERS CONFIDENT OF VICTORY:
Drinking age hike J2
By ELIZABETH SLOWIK of efforts by MICAP and the Macomb (college students) can look forward to
If predictions by backers of a County Parent-Teachers Association some dry times in the dorms," Bailey, a
proposed amendment come to light, (PTA) to raise the drinking age. Methodist minister, added.
Michigan residents under 21 will soon Several groups across the state have BILL FINLAN, a Macomb County
have to cross state lines to satisfy their joined the coalition to push for voter ac- PTA officer working for the Coalition
thirst for alcohol. ceptance of the amendment. for 21 in metropolitan Detroit, agreed
"I talked to an influential politician in The proposal cannot be placed on the with Bailey.
Detroit this morning and he said we'll November 7 election ballot until the "I think it'll pass two-to-one," he
win by a landslide," Rev. Paul Bailey State Board of Canvassers verifies said. Finlan said even individuals in the
said yesterday. Bailey, associate direc- signatures on petitions for the amen- 18-20 year old bracked are in favor of
tor of the Michigan Council on Alcohol dment. Coalition for 21 members say, the proposal.
Problems (MICAP) and Coalition for 21 however, they have well over the "It was a rare occasion to find any
coordinator, declined to identify the minimum 266,000 signatures required adults and many teenagers who did not
politician. to put it on the ballot. want to sign a petition," added Finlan.
COALITION FOR 21 is the outgrowth "Around Christmas time, they See BACKERS, Page 5
Four Democrats square off in
next Tuesday's gubernatorial
primary for the opportunity to
face incumbent Republican Gov.
William Milliken in the Novem-
ber general election. For can-
didate profiles, see Pages 8and9.