Pae 10--Friday, March 13, 1981-The Michigan Daily
300 taxpayers hail
Tisch tax plan
LANSING (UPI)-About 300 angry
property taxpayers hailed the introduc-
tion of the "Tisch III" tax slashing
proposal outside the Capitol yesterday
while inside key lawmakers neared
agreement on a more modest plan.
Shiawassee County Drain Com-
missioner Robert Tisch's third tax cut-
ting proposal was introduced in the
Senate earlier in hopes legislators can
be persuaded to put the proposed con-
stitutional amendment on- a planned
May special ballot.
"WE'RE EITHER going to be on that
ballot or we're going to'raise particular
h-e-double-l," Tisch shouted to the
demonstrators, most of whome were
from Oakland County.
Boisterous members of the newly
formed Citizens Urging Rollback
rallied outside the governor's open of-
fice window-where inside he was
meeting with top lawmakers on their
own tax reform plan-chanting ''We
Their earlier attempts to meet with
the governor were unsuccessful.
THE NEW TISCH proposal, billed by
sponsor Sen. John Welborn as "more
moderate" than the two previous plans
rejected by voters, would reduce
property taxes by one-third over the
next two years and cost the state as
much as $2.7 billion annually.
The Tisch plan would cut property
taxes by 16 percent this year and by a
total of 25 percent in 1982. Senior
citizens would be exempt from most
property taxes, and property
assessments could not be increased by
more than two percent' annually
without voter approval.
IT ALSO REQUIRES a two-thirds
vote of the legislature or approval of a
majority of voters to increase such
state fees as hunting licenses and
college tuition more than five percent in
a single year.
Welborn, (R-Kalamazoo) said he will
attempt to trade support for placing the
Milliken-legislative plan on the May 19
ballot for votes to put the Tisch
proposal before voters at the same
LAWMAKERS have only until next
Thursday to put any plan on the ballot.
OVER 300 TAXPAYERS rally outside Governor William Milliken's office window yesterday to hail the introduction of
"Tisch III." Robert Tisch's new tax plan would reduce property taxes by one-third over the next two years.
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PAKISTAN AGREES TO FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS:
Hi'ackers to free hostages
From UPI and AP
DAMASCUS, Syria-Minutes before the threatened
execution of three Americans, Pakistan gave in to the
demands of three Pakistani terrorists yesterday and
agreed to release 55 political prisoners in exchange
for 102 hostages held aboard a hijacked jet for 11
The breakthrough came literally moments before
the terroirsts, who have already killed one hostage,
threatened to "execute" three Americans among
their hostages, including an Iowa millionaire, ac-
cusing them of being CIA agents.
PAKISTANI SOURCES said Pakistan also agreed
to pay $50,000 ransom, and a Pakistani official an-
nounced the hijackers would seek asylum in Libya.
"It is over," Pakistan's ambassador to Syria,
Safraz Khan, told reporters at Damascus airport.
"There is no longer any deadline. It is a matter of
time now and I don't anticipate any difficulties at all
in the process.''
But Khan, a major general, added that it could take
several days to work out the details for releasing
political prisoners jailed in Pakistan. He said the
prisoners were held in scattered locations in Pakistan
and that six of the activists were not in jail as far as
the government knew.
THE HIJACKERS said they would release their
prisoners as soon as the details of the exchange had
The hijackers, who seized the Pakistani airliner 11
days ago and flew it first to Afghanistan and then to
Damascus, had also threatened to blow up the plane,
themselves and more than 100 hostages unless their
demands were met by 11 a.m. EST.
President Reagan spoke to reporters shortly after
the Pakistani government agreed to the hijackers'
demand for the release of 55 political prisoners.
"I think they zeroed in, of course, on the@
Americans," Reagan said. "The threat was aimed at
them. I hope they're free and safe."
A WHITE HOUSE press spokeswoman said the
Reagan administration brought no pressure on
Pakistan to free the political prisoners.
"We did nothing to tell the Pakistanis to release
any people," said White House deputy press
secretary Karna Small. The administration applied
"absolutely no pressure on Pakistan to release any
prisoners," she said.
"It's our hope that the culprits be brought to
justice," she added.
Atlanta police suspect 'copy cat' killers exist
ATLANTA (UPI) Publicity surroun-
ding the deaths of 20 Atlanta black
children may have created a "copy cat
killer," the county district attorney
Public pressure prompted police to
create a special task force last July,
almost a year after the first child
disappeared, and Fulton County
District Attorney Lewis Slaton said he
tends to lump together the six or seven
deaths that began in August.
The tast force currently lists 21 cases.
including the disappearance last Sep-
tember of 10-year-old Darron Glass, but
Slaton says he doubts that all were the
work of a single killer.
In an earlier interview copyrighted
by the Atlanta Constitution, Slaton said
the mystery may involve as many as 10
different killers, only one or two of
whom committed more than one
Enlarging on that, Slaton said there
have almost always been a few deaths
of children between the ages of 9 and 15,
recalling that a half dozen occurred in
He said he believes the only the last
six or seven killings - beginning withO
the death of 12-year-old Charles Stevens
last August - are related. He said ex-
ceptions to that involve three deaths
earlier in the case.
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In the past, Rebecca Stucki's charac-
terizations have been burdened with a
certain flatness and in-
distinguishability. Here, under the
capable direction of Terryl Hallquist,
Stucki exudes a vivid charm and inner
beauty that overshadow her less
remarkable roles of years past.
Perhaps the secret is simply that for
once she has been cast in a role bearing
some general correspondence to
Stucki's actual age, rather than her
usual role as an overbearing hag.
IT WOULD HAVE been nice if James
Pawlak had seen fit to study the quiet
elegance with which his colleagues
convey their affections. As Jay's
brother, Ralph, Pawlak is supposed to
project a persona of boisterous
loutishness-but why must he do it so
loudly? The man's prominent un-
pleasantness and his vast reservoir of
bubbling insecurity could as easily (and
far more movingly) have been played
in a lower register.
Yet with that single exception, the
cast is consistently and delightfully
proficient. Alex Miller has left his
customary cuteness over at the Ann
Arbor Civic Theatre (where it belongs),
Elizabeth Gordon goes about her silent
suffering quite eloquently, Warren
Eveland gets up a nice head of bluster
as Mary's father, and Sheridan Hunt is
up to something deliciously quirky as
Ten-year-old Jonathan Lax, too, of-
fers a relaxed naturalness quite un-
common his side of puberty. He, like
director Hallquist, seems to have lear-
ned the unlearnable beauty of under-
statement that here so thoroughly com-
plements Mosel's thoughtful wistful
To be briefer about it, the play is wor-
th all 250 pennies of the ticket
price-and then some.
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weaker than earlier efforts
no play like 'Home'
46He is young, handsome, an absolutely
professional actor and the possessor of a
well-focused baritone voice - it projects well and is
used with security. - The New York Times
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power-pop hilarity ("Sexland") to limp
Alice Cooper paranoia ("Angry
Lead singer Mazure is cursed with an
uncanny facial resemblance to Mick
Jagger, which doesn't suit his style at
all: he sings in a pleasant, monotone
shout, and frisks around stage like the
local paperboy on a tear. The rest of the
ensemble, Pat Grimes on guitar, Joe
Jakubiec on drums, bassist Jim
Osborn, and Rob Simnonds, syn-
thesizer, definitely have it together.
Hopefully, we'll be hearing more from
THE LIGHTING and stage effects
are nice: Mazure, a union stagehand
who's designed lights for the B-52s and
the Talking Heads, put them together
with spectacular, if rather conventional
results. The rather dull slide projec-
tions are a disappointment, as are the
video interludes; they are boring,
tacky, and add nothing to the show.
White Lies' set began with a mock TV
news broadcast announcing that dogs
are taking over the White House, as a
lead-in to "Angry Poodles". This, like
Dr. Snow's Cooking On The Run", a
video skit reminiscent of Cheech and
Chong's druggy stuff, isn't very funny,
and falls rather flat as a result. Mazure
and company have the skill to put
across a lot of messages, and an in-
triguing method of doing it - if only
they could find something to say.
The Banned, which opened for White
Lies Wednesday and Thursday nights,
is a decent collegiate group, composed
of Tom Keating-vocals, Jim Osborn-
bass, and, a drummer whose name I
didn't catch (sorry, local band freaks).
They played what sounded like a mix-
ture of Clash and Bruce Springsteen,
good-sounding rock noir. Contraband, a
Detroit-based combo, will warm-up for
White Lies tonight and Saturday.
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Wilhelm Stenhammar: Florez and Blanzeflor
Ravel: Don Quichotte ai Dulcin&e
Ture Rangstrom: King Erik's Songs
Frank Martin: Six monologues from "Jedermann"
Brahms: Three songs
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