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Page 8-Wednesday, March 12, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Bill may extend bar hours

In order to accommodate delegates
during the Republican Convention in
Detroit this summer, bars and
restaurants that serve liquor in several
counties would be able to remain open
until 4 a.m., if a bill currently' in the
state House is passed.
Under the bill approved yesterday by
the House Liquor Control Committee, a
bar or restaurant in any county af-
filiated with a convention and visitor's
bureau would be able to obtain a permit
to serve liquor until 4 a.m. These coun-
ties include Washtenaw, Wayne,
Oakland, 'Kalamazoo, Kept, Ingham,
Saginaw, and Genesee.
Some owners and'managers of Ann
Arbor bars said if drinking hours are

extended, their establishments would
remain open until 4 a.m. on weekends,
but probably not during the week.
REP. CASMER - Ogonowski (D-
Detroit), chairman of the committee,
said he sponsored the bill because of the
Republican party nominating cnven-
tion in Detroit in August.
Michigan Convention Association
President Mike Wright said the
legislation would prevent a repeat of
problems during the 1976 convention in
Kansas City, Kansas, when delegates
leaving sessions as late as 1 a.m. could
not find an open restaurant.
According to Wright, the legislation is
merely a method for satisfying the con-
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extension (of drinking hours) during
the GOP convention," said Wright.
"The question is whether or not this is
the right method," he added.
According to Oganowski, the bill has
the support of both Gov. Milliken and
the Liquor' Control Commission,
although church and civic groups, that
have opposed the extension of drinking
hours over the years, may voice op-
position. He added that there also may
be opposition within the House.
"We have people here who wouldn't
vote on a liquor bill if their iife depen-
ded on it," said Oganowski.
Rep. Loren Armbruster (R-Grand
Rapids), was the only member of the
ten-person committee who abstained
from voting when the bill was reported
out to the floor of the House yesterday.
Armbruster said he sees no point in
having bars open until 4 a.m. "I don't
think most bars are doing anything
constructive even at 2:00 in the mor-
ning," Armbruster said.
bor bars said their establishments
would remain open later on certain
"I don't think it'd make that much
difference in this community because
there aren't a lot of conventions," said
Clint Castor, owner of both the Pretzel
Bell and the Village Bell.
Castor said his establishments might
remain open until 4 a.m. on Saturday
nights, buttwould definitely be closed at
the current hours during the week.
CARLEY TOBIAS, anight manager
at the Count of Antipasto and Good
Time Charley's on South University,
said both establishments would
probably remain open late on weeken-
ds, but he doesn't think the legislation
would "change things that much all the
way around."
Tobias said a more important issue is
the proposal on the November ballot to
drop the drinking age to 19. Although he
said he couldn't gauge whether exten-
ding drinking hours would be profitable
or not, he said the extended hours would
- be "more beneficial to a place that has
live entertainment," such as the Count
of Antipasto.
"WE WOULD probably extend hours
to the point when we get customers here
- we wouldn't extend it every night of
the week," said Dooley's Manager Jim
Mill. Mill said the move would be
profitable because Dooley's does not
have high overhead costs.
Brown Jug owner Demetre
Svolopoulos said that if drinking hours
are extended, the Brown Jug "would
stay open all week long."
Rep. Ogonowski said the House may
vote on his bill as early as tomorrow. If
the House and Senate approve the bill,
it will go to Gov. Milliken to be signed.
If Milliken signs the bill, it will go to the
individual counties for approval and
Ogonowski said there is a strong
possibility the bill will be approved by
the Senate and put into law by April 1.
Wright agreed that timing is crucial.


AP Photo
Soviet perspective
Residents of Hairhana Billage, near the Afghan capital of Kabul, converse cheerfully with a Soviet tank crew.
This photograph and one other in the Soviet newspaper Red Star were the first released in Russia showing Soviet
troops in Afghanistan.
Justice Dept. OK'd CIA spying


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice
D~partment disclosed yesterday a
secret legal opinion issued 21/2 years
ago that allows the CIA to conduct
covert foreign spy activities without
notifying Congress in advance.
The October 1977 opinion conflicted
with congressional understanding of
legislation passed three years before.
The legislation, known as the Huges-
Ryan Amendment, was intended to
require prior notification of all foreign
operations except intelligence
THE OPINION, prepared by the
Justice Department's Office .of Legal
Counsel for then-Attorney General
Griffin Bell, said: "It is clear from the
legislative history that reports to
Congress need not occur before the
operation is conducted."
A spokesperson for the Senate In-
telligence Committee, who declined to
be identified, said the committee had
been unaware of the opinion.
The dispute over what rules the CIA
has observed first were disclosed at a
Senate Inteeligence Committee hearing
Feb. 21. Several senators said the
committee had been informed in ad-
vance of all but one covert action.

BUT CIA Director Stansfield Turner
told them, "That is not correct." Tur-
ner refused to say how many other ac-
tions had been conducted without
notifying the committee.
The Los Angeles Times reported
yesterday that until the legal opinion
was issued by the Justice Department.
Turner had opposed a pending
executive order governing the conduct
of intelligence agencies. President Car-
ter issued the order Jan. 24, 1978, just
three months after the Justice Depar-
tment opinion was prepared.
The executive order said the CIA will
keep the House and Senate intelligence
committees "fully and currently in-
formed concerning intelligence ac-
tivities, including any significant an-
ticipated activities."
tained in House and Senate resolutions
establishing the intelligence commit-
Assistant Attorney General John
Harmon, who heads the Office of Legal
Counsel, said the Justice Department
opinion dealt only with the Hughes-
Ryan Amendment and not the House
and Senate resolutions.
He also said Bell, in requesting the

opinion, made no reference to
President Carter's pending executlv*
MEANWHILE, Rep. Les Aspin, (D-
Wis.), a member of the House In-
telligence Committee, disclosed a 1975
Library of Congress study that con-
cluded the Hughes-Ryan Amendment
required prior notification of Congress.
The Hughes-Ryan Amendment
prohibits the CIA from undertaking any
foreign operation not strictly limitedto
intelligence-gathering "unless and unti
the president finds that each suc*
operation is important to the national
security of the United States and repor-
ts, in a timely fashion, a description and
scope . . . to the appropriate commit-
tees of Congress."
The Justice Department opinion said
the phrase "in a timely fashion" meant
reports need not be made before an
Sen. Walter Huddleston, (D-Ky.), a
member of the Senate Intelligence
Committee, has introduced - a comO
prehensive legislative charter for the
CIA which would require prior
notification. The Carter administration
opposes that provision on grounds it
would inhibit cooperation with the CIA.

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Civiletti: No special prosecutor for Miller

General Benjamin Civiletti said
yesterday he cannot appoint a special
prosecutor to investigate Treasury
Secretary William Miller in connection
with improper payments made by
Textron Inc.
"None of the assertions that
Secretary Miller has committed a
criminal violation has been
substantiated by the Justice
Department investigation conducted
since early 1978," Civiletti said.
THE APPOINTMENT of a special
prosecutor had been requested by
several members of Congress to
investigate Miller's connection with
improper payments to foreign officials
by Textron,a firm he headed before
joining the Carter adminsitration.
Miller has steadfastly denied he was
aware of the payments made by

officials of the firm he served as
chairman from 1974 to 1976, and as chief
executive office for six years before
In letters to members of Congress
who requested the appointment,
Civiletti said he has no legal authority
to name a special prosecutor.
HE CITED THE Special Prosecutor
Act, designed to prevent high-level
government wrongdoing, which
prohibits the investigation of
information obtained by the Justice

Department before the law went into
effect on Oct. 26, 1978.
Civiletti said his investigators knew
of all allegations concerning Textron's
activities during Miller's stint as board
chairman before that date.
And he added, "I have very serious
doubts that specific information
sufficient to trigger the act requiring a
special prosecutor has been developed
indicating that Secretary Miller has
violated any criminal law.

"Should substantial new evidence b4
developed which makes the provisions
of, the Special Prosecutor Act
applicable, please be assured taht I will
have no hesitancy in invoking its
provisions," Civiletti said.
Those requesting appointment of the
prosecutor sought further investigation
to determine whether Miller committed
perjury or obstructed justice during
confirmation hearings on his
appointment as chairman of the
Federal Reserve Board.

Jury out for 2nd day in Pinto case

Oregon's annua filbert crop tips the
scales of 13,000 tons and provides 97 per
cent of the nation's year-round supply.
The $14 million annual crop is marketed
both internationally and domestically.
In 1978, Germany alone purchased
some 2,100 tons of filberts from Oregon.

WINAMAC, ind. (AP)-The jury in
Ford Motor Co.'s reckless homicide
trial, cautioned by the judge "not to
yield your opinion to your fellow jurors
just so you can return a verdict,"
retired with no decision last night after
some 61/2 hours of deliberations.
It was the second day of deliberations
in the case stemming from a Pinto
accident-the nation's first criminal
trial of a corporation for alleged
product defects.
THE JURORS deliberated about an
hour after breaking for dinner, then
asked Pulaski Circuit Court Judge
Harold Staffeldt to be released until this
Earlier, the jury returned to the

courtroom to hear Staffeldt repeat the
43 legal instructions he gave them
before deliberations began Monday
afternoon. They had asked for the
session, and several jurors took notes.
Staffeldt spent 45 minutes rereading
the instructions, then told the jury not
to consider "the effect of the verdict on
the state or the defendant or whether
the verdict would be pleasing to the
STAFFELDT HAS said that he would
not allow the jury to take any of the
many exhibits back to the jury room
because many of the pictures and
charts contained superfluous writing
not entered as evidence.
The case went to the jury Monday

after 10 weeks of testimony
arguients. The courtroom, which
packed for the final arguments,
empty yesterday except for a
reporters awaiting the verdict.

- - m ur -.


"An early verdict is usually good for
the state," said Prosecutor Michael'
Cosentino. "I would say a four to eight--
hour verdict is better for the defendant.
After eight hours, it's up for grabs."
FORD WAS CHARGED with reckless
homicide in the August 1978 deaths of
three teenagers. They were burned to
death when their 1973 Pinto sedan
exploded in flames after it was struck
from the rear by a van on a northerr
Indiana highway.
The state said Ford knew defects in
the Pinto's fuel system made it likely to
explode in rear-end crashes but failed
to repair it or warn the public of the
danger. Ford said the Pinto was
comparable to other sub-compacts of
its day.
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Wednesday, March 12th
4 pm-Aud. C Angell Hall

FALL 1980
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