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WASHINGTON (AP)-Six years and some $260 million af- than 15 million pages of written material have been resear-
ter the government filed suit, the American Telephone & ched. The testimony of more than 400 witnesses will probably
J u d ~ e 9 Telegraph Co. is coming to trial in an antitrust case that beAn troduced.
could determine the future of the world's largest corporation. And unless a settlement is negotiated or Congress
A federal prosecutor, Gerald Connell, will spend three somehow enters the picture, it will ultimately be up to Judge
ha en hours outlining the government's case, alleging AT&T Greene to determine if AT&T-which likes to describe its
violated the Sherman Act by using its monopoly power to phone system as "the envy of the world"-will be broken up.
freeze out would-be competitors. The Justice Department, in a recent brief, said it remained
mT& T ,GEORGE conNvEinepecto takesx hors to rebut con ed that only the dismantling of the Bell System would
.1.1 Ithat opening statement for AT&T. There will be no jury. "ers h oooypwrta TTpsess a
Everything about the case 'is big, including the stakes. abused and likely will continue to abuse.
Even if AT&T wins and avoids the threat of being disman- The Justice Department's suit, filed in 1974, will be broken
tled, the final decision could determine whether the firm is into two parts: the provision of equipment and the provision
a n titr u st allowed to enter new markets such as data processing. of service.
As a result, AT&T says it's already spent more than a quar- maintain AT&T f W s crictnly ing
ter of a billion dollars on legal preparation. The Justice maintain a monopoly for Western Electric in supplying
terof a in 'ollrs n legal prepartion. TheJequipment to its local operating companies, even when com-
C ~~~~~~~~~Department says it's spent about $10 million. e i - a u ct r sof rdb tera i m n tal w r
BOTH SIDES are using teams of about 50 lawyers. More petng manufacturers offered better equipment at a lower
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fayor Becer stresses record
(Continued from Page 1) today city employees number 820 even ramifications of the energy plan," he The incumbent candidate said h

he ex-

tax reduction legislation. He said he,
would like to see a plan that would
categorize residential, commercial,
and agriculturally-zoned property into
separate classifications.
"Until that happens, the Headlee
(amendment) won't take effect the way
people expect it too," he explained.
Overall, Belcher said the city is in
better condition this year than in years
past. "Our budget has been in the black
for the last three years," he noted, "and
we can enjoy a modest surplus of $1.9-
million this year." He added that in 1974
the city employed 1,199 workers, while

while city population has increased.
HE PRAISED the present council for
looking into the future and getting
things done. "This council has been
very goal oriented," he commented,
citing the State Street renovation
project, the line bus system, children's
Hands-On Museum, and the energy
program as examples of the council's
Belcher said one of the goals of the
energy program, which was begun last
spring, will be to reduce the city's con-
sumption of fossil fuels by 10 to 15 per-
cent. "Council needs to look at all the

said. He favors city-wide curbside
pickup of recyclables, a program now
in preliminary stages of implemen-
City officials still "have aliong way to
go" to come up with viable youth
programs, a major election issue last
year, according to Belcher. "I still
think there's a lot we can do," he noted.
"We need to do more counseling, ad-
vising, and working with young people.
Last summer we had 350 young kids in-
volved in a summer youth work
program and we got a lot done," he

pects the 1981 mayoral race to be a tight
one, as it has proven to be in past years.
He said he plans to campaign door-to-
door and by direct mailings. "Our
Republican party organization is one of
the best in the country," he said. "I'm
confident in its ability to organize at the
grass roots level.",
The Mayor has lived in Ann Arbor
since 1959. He is vice president of the
First Ann Arbor Corp., an' aeronautical
engineering firm, and was a coun-
cilman for four years before being elec-
ted mayor in 1977.

City needs imaginative leadership, Faber says

(Continued-from Page 1)
for help or input. It's inexcusable. They
want to help."
The current high rent, low vacancy
housing market is a result of the city's

failure to utilize people willing to con-
tribute their ideas and time, according
to Faber.
Faber, the owner of Faber's Fabrics,
has been active in local Ann Arbor
politics since- 1958. An Ann Arbor
resident for 27 years, he served for five
years on the City Planning Commission
and was elected to City Council in the
early 70s.
"I DON'T WANT to jump on a hot
issue to get votes out of it," Faber said.
"Students want rent control, and this
will probably lose me votes with them,

but I don't think it's a good idea. There
are many ways to develop downtown."
With Fingerly Lumber and the
Chrysler plant leaving the city, more
nousing could be developed, he said.
"This could perhaps relieve pressure
on student housing. There are people in
town who are national experts on
housing, and the administration has
never called on them."
Faber said he has called several of
these experts for new ideas, and "they
were so thrilled to be asked to get in-
volved . . . I can't tell why the Univer-
sity's resources have't been used," he
"THERE HAS always been a town-
gown split, although less so now than
before," Faber said, adding that com-
munication failures are not entirely the
city's fault, particularly where student-
city relations are concerned.
"In the last presidential election,
Carter got 28,000 votes. In the last
mayoral election, Jamie Kenworthy
(the Democratic candidate) got less

than 10,000," Faber said. Former
Democratic Mayor Al Wheeler was
ousted by Belcher in 1977.
"A large part of that is because
students did not take the time or in-
terest to involve themselves (in the
city).dThey make a huge difference,"
he said.
Faber stressed that, although most
students are here only for a short time,
he thinks they have a stake in the Ann
Arbor community and a responsibility
to it.
perts and regular meetings with
University representatives would help
strengthen communications, according
to Faber.
"As a councilman, I had regular
meetings at Dominicks for members of
the community with questions," he
said. "I think it should continue with
students, faculty, administration and
the mayor . . . I'm serious about it. I'd
make time for it."

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Six bodies found in home
frequented by motorcyclists
RICHMOND, Va.-The bodies of six people were found scattered
throughout a suburban house that neighbors described yesterday as a
gathering for a group of motorcycle enthusiasts.
Police said the four men and two women apparently were shot in the head
with a small-caliber weapon. Chesterfield Police Capt. Mark Wilson said
more than one person appeared to have committed the killings because the
bodies were not in what he called a "defense posture."
Numerous firearms and some drugs also were found in the house after a
friend of one of the victims discovered the bodies Friday night and called the
police. No weapons found in the house were used in the slayings, police said.
A spokesman for the state medical examiner's office said the bodies of the
victims, who appeared to have been dead at least two days, according to
police, were "a little decomposed."
Police discover bones in
search for missing children
ATLANTA-Police searchers struggling through vine-entangled woods in
a southwestern suburb yesterday found bones officials say may belong to
one of. two skeletons discovered in an investigation of the killings or disap-
pearances of 16 black children.
About 200 policemen, police cadets, and state and federal agents lined up
yesterday for an intense, four-hour search of a 300-acre tract in suburban
East Point, where the bodies of two other children have been found in the last
Atlanta Public Safety Commissioner Lee Brown said the skeletal remains
appeared to be those of children, but said it would be "in extremely poor
taste and premature to speculate" whether the remains were those of the
five missing black children.
"We would hope and pray that those missing are indeed still missing," he
Sharpshooter kills gunman,
hostages escape unharmed
LOS ANGELES-A 13 -hour standoff between police and two gunmen
holding five hostages-including three preschool-age children-in a motel
ended yesterday when a sharpshooter killed one of the armed men with a
single shot to the head. The hostages escaped unharmed.
The second suspect, a youth who appeared to be no older than 14, surren-
dered crying to police several minutes earlier. Officers said he was the step-
son of the dead man, identified as a "very violent repeat offender."
The five hostages, who were not harmed during their ordeal, were taken to
a local hospital to be examined before being interviewed by detectives.
Police said two men matching the description of the gunmen hal earlier
robbed a nearby doughnut shop.
Court investigation could
change Abscam convictions
NEW YORK-With a fifth U.S. congressman convicted on Abscam
charges, the government's conduct during the undercover sting operation
now is going on trial.
U.S. District Judge George Pratt, who has presided over three Abscam
trials, will begin holding due process hearings tomorrow in Brooklyn that
could scuttle seven Abscam convictions, including Friday's guilty verdicts
against Rep. Raymond Lederer.
Two of the other six convictions recorded in Abscam-those of
Philadelphia City Council officials-have already been thrown out on groun-
ds of entrapment and government misconduct.
In claiming entrapment, a defendant says he wouldn't have committed the
crime if not induced and enticed to do so by the government. The gover-
nment must show that the defendant was predisposed to commit the crime.
Courtroom shooting leaves
2 police officers wounded
GRAND RAPIDS-Two police officeers woundedin a wild courtroom
shooting remained hospitalized yesterday, one in serious condition, and
authorities said the man accused of the attack is a suspect in an earlier
The suspect, Ronald Crawford, 31, of Grand Rapids, who was wounded by
two other officers after the shootings, was under police guard in critical con-
dition at Butterworth Hospital.
Police said Crawford drew a gun in a district court at the city's downtown
Hall of Justice'Friday and, as screaming onlookers dived for cover, pumped
three bullets into officer Jennifer Franklin.

He then allegedly shot her partner, Roger Ungrey, in the Hall's crowded
lobby as Ungrey brought assistance from the officers who shot Crawford in
the stomach and right arm.


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Bullard to lead panel

State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar-
bor) was appointed Friday by State
House speaker Bobby Crim to be
chairman of the House Judiciary
Bullard, now in his 12th year in the
state legislature, has been on the
Judiciary Committee since he was first
elected to office. Bullard also served as
chairman of the House Civil Rights
Committee, and last year he was

chairman of the House Labor Commit-
chairman of the Judiciary Committee,
said he was pleased with Crim's choice.
Clodfelter, a Democrat from Flint, is
currently working in Washington.
"Perry is one of the senior attorneys
in the House, and he acquitted himself
magnificently as chairman of the Labor
Committee," Clodfelter said.

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