The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 4, 1981-Page 3
RECOMMENDS 'U'DROP CHARGES AGAINST EDITORS
By DAVID SPAK
Fifteenth District Court Judge
George Alexander delayed yesterday a
motion to dismiss trespassing charges
against two former Daily editors.
Alexander said he postponed his
decision so attorneys representing for-
mer Daily Editor-in-chief Mark
Parrent, former Opinion Page Editor
Joshua Peck, and attorneys for the
University could discuss with the judge
the possibility of dropping charges in
THE CASE STEMS from an Oct. 28
incident in which several Daily staff
members attempted to gain access to a
meeting of the Board in Control of In-
The conference between the three
parties will probably be held today.
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Alexander said he hopes the Univer-
sity will drop the trespassing charges
against the two former editors so the
matter can be "properly raised as a
THE JUDGE ALSO said this par-
ticular case should not be decided in
criminal court because appeal options
open to both parties are limited.
Before ruling, Alexander called
Jerold Lax, the attorney representing
the Daily, and Kevin Kraushaar, the
representative from the prosecuting at-
torney's office, into his chamber for 20
minutes of consultation. He then an-
nounced his decision to meet with
University General Counsel Roderick
Daane to suggest the University drop
If the University does not agree to
drop the trespassing charges, Alexan-
der still has to rule on the defendants'
motion to dismiss.
THE CONFERENCE could produce
several results, Lax said, including
dismissal of the trespassing charges
outright or the continuation of legal
proceedings against Parrent and Peck.
The controversy stems from differing
interpretations of the State Open
Meetings Act of 1976. Attorneys
representing the Daily maintain the
Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics is a "public body" as
described in the act.
The prosecuting attorney, however,
says the only University body covered
in the act is the Board of Regents.
PARRENT AND Peck were arrested
because they tried to enter an athletic
board meeting, which have been
historically closed to the public and
If the case is dismissed, current Daily
senior editors will consider filing a civil
suit to gain access to the meetings, ac-
cording to Daily Editor-in-chief Sara
The University can also file a civil
suit to determine if the athletic board
falls in the category of "public body,"
under the State Open Meetings Act, Lax
Daane was unable to comment on the
matter because he did not learn of the
judge's decision until late yesterday af-
If the University decides to continue
the suit, Lax said, ypsterday's action
would only result in delaying the day
for oral arguments in the case.
Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
Bundled against the wind
Chilled Ann Arbor residents stream past the Modern Languages Building
yesterday as a weak sun fails to offset near zero temperatures. With a wind
chill factor of 30 degrees below zero, inside was the only place to be.
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Housing - Anasi the Spider, Nobi and the Slave Traders, 8 p.m., Oxford Housing
CFT - Adam's Rib, 4,7 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
CEW - Tray lunch lec., Alice Hamer, "Social History of Diola Women in South-
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Communications - Bag lunch lee., Marion Marzolf, noon, 2040 F LSA.
Int. Ctr. - Bag lunch lee., "Pre-Departure Planning", noon, Int. Ctr. Rec.
Chemistry - Sem., Bruce Coffin, "Analysis of mRNA Cap-Structures by
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Chemistry - Robert Larsen, "Oxazoles and Isoxazoles as Intermediates in Syn-
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Ind. & Operations Engin.-Sem., Gary Herrin, "The Development of a Stan-
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Nuclear Engin.-John Luxat, "Application of Modal Analysis Technique to
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Chem. Engin.-Brice Carnahan, "The FORTRAN IV Programming Language,"
7-9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Finance Club-John Onanian of Merrill Lynch, "Careers in a Stock Brokerage
Firm," 4:15 p.m., Michigan Room, Business School.
CREES-Mark Baskin, "Yugoslavia: 'National in Form, Nationalist in Con-
tent.' ", noon, Commons Room.
Union-"Music At Midweek," cellist Douglas McNames, 12:10 p.m., Pendleton
UAC - Laugh Track, 9 p.m., Union U. Club.
LSA Student Gov't.-6:15 p.m., 3909 Union.
Rec. Sports-Sports Club, 7-9 p.m., 1250 CCRB.
SPAM-Ron Radano, "Avante Garde Jazz in the 1960s,"7 p.m., 606 BMT.
Stilyage Air Corps-8 p.in., Union Conf. Rooms.
U. Residence Hall Council - 9 p.m., Betsy Barbour.
Public Media Project - 7-9 p.m., 2040 Frieze Bldg.
Extension Service-24th Annual Michigan Fire Chief Conf., 8 a.m., Weber's Inn.
Psychiatry - Conf., Peter Blos, "A Clinical Exploration of Infant Depression,"
9:30-11 a.m., CPH Aud.
CHGD - Sem., Landis Keyes, "Endocrine Regulations of the Corpus Luteum,"
noon, Vaughn 3rd floor Conf. Room.
CPP - Career Conf. for Minority and Disabled Students, reps. from over 100
companies, students encouraged to bring resumes, individual interviews begin at 9
Biology - Sem., David Sabatini, "Mechanisms for the Incorporation of Proteins
into Membranes and Organelles," 4 p.m., MLB 1.
CAAS-Conf., "The Re-Creation of Zimbabwe; Prospects for Education and
Rural Reconstruction," 1:30-5:30 p.m., League Henderson Room.
Intro. to TM- 9 p.m., 4315 Union.
Karma Thegsum Choling - Meditation, 7-9 p.m., 734 Fountain.
Rec. Sports -Clinic, "Personalized Fitness Testing," 7:30-9:30 p.m., NCRB
exercise room, track.
Int.. Folk Dance Club - Adv. teaching, dancing, 8-10 p.m., Bell Pool Mezz.
LSA Senior Faculty lec. - "When do the Data Indicate a Risk?," 8 p.m.,
Rec. Sports - Im Swim/Diving Meet, 8p.m., Matt Mann Pool.
Ark - Hoot Night, 9p.m., 1421 Hill.'
Meekreh - Felafel Study Break, 10:30p.m., Alice Lloyd Blue Carpet Lounge.
WCBN - "People, Places and Issues," 6-7 p.m.
ECKANKAR - Introductory Book Review on "Letters to Gail," by Paul Twit-
chell, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan Republicans' Club - Elections for new officers, 7 p.m., Pendleton
CEW - "Career Decision-Making," 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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