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The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 23, 1981-Page 3
ounty protests proposed halfwa house


Community pressure is mounting against a
rosed North Campus area halfway house that
ate officials hope will house 70 inmates
awaiting parole.
There has been virtually no organized support
for the planned facility while various local
governmental bodies have urged the state to
reconsider its plans.
The latest group to voice its opposition was the
Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners,
which voted Wednesday night to formally ask the
state Department of Corrections to reconsider its
THE RESOLUTION, sponsored by Com-
rpissioner Gerald Faye (D-Ann Arbor), charged
that the halfway house would constitute an "un-
fair burden on the community."
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The halfway house plan is being held up by the
Ann Arbor Zoning Board of Appeals, which could
cause the state to abandon its plans if the board
fails to continue the special zoning of the proper-
ty that allows such projects.
Even if the zoning board fails to reapprove the
property for non-residential uses, the state could
still insist on opening the halfway house. But
state officials involved in the controversy say
they would disregard the zoning only if they
could not find another suitable location.
LAST WEEK, the University Board of Regents
passed a similar resolution publicly opposing the
establishment of the halfway house. The site is
close to student cooperative housing and Univer-
sity dormitories on North Campus.
The main point of contention among com-

missioners was the size of the proposed facility.
Commissioner Donald Duquette (D-Ann Arbor),
said that the size of the facility was "just
Arbor), the only member to vote against the
resolution, said that the county should not get in-
volved in the dispute.
"Neither the city nor the University ever
asked t-he county to get involved," she said. If I
were on the Ann Arbor City Council or the Zoning
Board of Appeals my position would have ben
But Faye disagreed and said the county should
get involved because it "has a broader picture of
social institutions in the area than does the city."
He also said that Ann Arbor City Councilman

Earl Greene (D-2nd ward) knew of his resolution
to block the facility beforehand, and did not raise
any objections.
MURRAY, HOWEVER, said there was no
reliable information available at the time of the
commissioners' meeting, citing conflicting
reports on the size of the proposed institution.
Figures on the number of prisoners ranged
from 24 to more than 100, she said.,
"All I knew was what I had read in the
newspapers, and I wanted to be able to make a
rational decision," Murray said. "But the voting
was emotional."
In a separate resolution, Commissioner
Margaret O'Connor (r-Ann Arbor) proposed that
the board seek help from the Michigan state
legislature to prevent the state from overturning
the decision.
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FOR O'CONNOR, the number of prisorers isJ
not the problem. "A halfway house can be just as
dangerous with seven prisoners as it is with 25."
she said. "The people in the neighborhood are
scared-they'd have to lock their doors.
"Instead of locking up the people who should
be locked up, we are locking ourselves up.
O'Connor said, referring to the neighbors who
"would have to lock their doors and keep their
children indoors."
The public hearing before the Zoning Board of
Appeals scheduled for last Wednesday has been
postponed for a month, at the requestof Dr. Ar-
nold Kambly, who owns the Broadway property.
and his attorney.
This is the second time the hearing, originally
scheduled for December 17. has been postponed.

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-n Arbor police received descrip-
yesterday of the two men who
edly assaulted a 36-year-old
le graduate student at the
igan Union Wednesday night. The
ects are still at large, police said.
e suspects are both described as
k, in their late teens, between 5'6"
'8" tall, 160 pounds, and muscular,
e said. One was reported wearing a
acket, the other a tan jacket and a
t the time of the assault, according
lice Sgt. Harold Tinsey..
E VICTIM WAS taken to Univer-
Hospital Wednesday night where
was treated for eight head,
rations and three additional
ations on her right hand and wrist.
nsey said the victim was practicing

the piano in one of the Union's soun-
dproof rooms when she heard a knock
on the door. When she opened the door,
two men allegedly entered the room,
police said.
The suspects then told her to continue
playing, Tinsey said. When she said she
wanted to leave, the suspects said they
had a gun and told her to remove her
clothes, according to police.
WHEN THE VICTIM refused, the
assailants allegedly knocked her down.
She was able to free herself after being
hit several time's in the head, and
escaped into the hall, police said. Wit-
nesses saw her and called police.
"We have nothing firm on the suspec-
ts as of yet," said Walter Stevens,
Cirector of University Security.

More than $14,000 wor
jewels, rings, and car
ment was stolen Wedne
house on Londonderry C
said yesterday. Ann A
Sgt. Harold Tinsey said
or suspects broke a ba
dow sometime between
p.m., entered the house
silver set valued at $1
rings, three camera
assorted jewelry.


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Register Jan. 21- Feb. 6 at TICKET CENTRAL, 1st floor Union

AAFC-Picnic at Hanging Rock, 7, 9p.m., MLB 4.
Alternative Action Films-Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 7, 9 p.m.,
Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema Guild-The Black Stallion, 7, 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema II-Uzala, 7,9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Gargoyle Films-Gold Diggers of 1935, 7, 9 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
A-V Services-Teenage Father; Young, Single, and Pregnant, 12:05 p.m.,
Film-Lebanon Problems, 7p.m., Union COnf. Room 4.
Nat. Resources-William Towell, "Development of a Federal Forest
Policy-Finally!" 3p.m., 1040 Dana.
ccs-michael Rabin, "Random Algorithms," 4 p.m., 170 Dennison.
Baha'i Student Assn.-Marvin Halladay, "B'hai Faith and Art," 7:30 p.m.,
Union COnf. Room 6.
Wholistic Health Council-Franchette Stewart, "Orthomolecular
Medicine," 7:30 p.m., 602 E. Huron.
Netherlands America U. League-Mtg., Cornelius Hoede, "How Might
Parapsychological Phenomena be Understood;" Hans Nelis, "Scientific
Perspectives on HOmeopathy," 8 p.m., Int. Ctr.
College of Engineering-Donald Woods, "Teaching Problem Solving," 3.
p.m., Inglis House.
College of Engineering-Jack Carpenter, "Research at Argonne's IPNS,"
3:30 p.m., Cooley/White Aud.
Waldorf Institute-Henry Williams, "Holistic Medicine: Past, Present
and Future," 8:15 p.m., Waldorf Institute, Southfield.
School of Music-"Collage IV," 36th annual Midwestern Conf. on School
Vocal and Instrumental Music, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
Ark-Joel Mabus, folk artist, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Canterbury Loft-Philemon, musical drama, 8:30 p.m., 332 S. State.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class-7:30 p.m., U. Reformed Church, Huron
and Fletcher.
University Duplicate Bridge Club-Open game, 7:30 p.m., Michigan
League Henderson Room.
Hillel-Shabbat services, Orth. 5:15 p.m., Cons., 5:30 p.m.,; dinner, 6:45
Women's Basketball-vs. Indiana, 6 p.m., Crisler Arena.
Rec. Sports-International;Rec. Program, 7 p.m., Coliseum.
Men's Hockey-vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., Yost Arena.
Women's Swimming-vs. Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m., Matt Mann Pool.
Int. Folk Dance Club-All levels, teach, 8 p.m.
World Horizones-Film, lec., "Paris and the Seine," 8 p.m., MLB 3.
S.O.S. Community Crisis Center-Interviews for prospective volunteers,
114 N. River Street, Ypsilanti.
SYDA Foundation-"Enhance the Quality of Your Life-Meditate," 7
p.m., . Southfield Comm. . Center.
CSSAS-"Nepal and Sri Lanka: Concept of Environmentally Sensitive
Tourism," (with slides) by Wil Weber,noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
CHPC-SEW-Public Hearing, Criteria and Standards for Appropriateness
Review of Perinatal Services, 13th fl. Book Building, Detroit.
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