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Ninety-One Years
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IT'S FALL
Expect cloudy skies today
and tonight with a high
only in the mid-50s. To-
night's low should dip to
near freezing.

Vol. XCI, No. 26 Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 3, 1980 ~ Ten Cents Fourteen Pages

House expels

first rep

since

1861

1

Crisler to
beef up
security
By NANCY BILYEAU
Security has been stepped up for the
*ruce Springsteen concert tonight, but
concert and police officials say they do
not expect any major problems with
crowd control.
"We have added some security
people at Crisler Arena," Karen Young,
director of the Major Events Office,
said yesterday. "They're Ann Arbor
police and they're very well trained for
this.",
SINCE THE Cincinnati tragedy last
winter in which 11 people were killed in
rush to get seats for a concert
'aturing The Who, security has been
tightened at rock shows across the
country.
"'There have been a number of police
officers assigned to Crisler tonight,"
said Capt. Kenneth Klinge of the Ann
Arbor Police Department. "But we
don't expect many problems. The con-
certs around here are usually pretty
quiet. Our troubles have been minor."
*Last year's disaster in Cincinnati has
"Reenr attributed to long lines, little
security, and anxiety caused by attem-
pts to get good seats with general ad-
mission tickets.
LIKE TICKETS for all concerts at
Crisler.. aren., Springsteen tickets are
for reserved seats only. "We think that
general admission tickets do create
problems," Young said. For tonight's
concert the doors will open at 7 p.m.,
and Springsteen will be on stage, at 8
pm., she added.
4;Another MEO safety policy, Young
continued, is thatl the audience cannot
bring bottles or cans to the concert.
There are 13,609 seats in Crisler for
athletic activities. But for concerts
such as tonight's, chairs are placed on
the floor, bringing seating capacity to
approximately 14,000. "Certain seats
were not sold because we thought their
sight lines would be blocked," Young
said.
*TICKETS FOR tonight's concert
went on sale Friday, Sept. 12, and sold
out within hours. According to Anne
Hoag, an employee at the Union Box Of-
See CRISLER, Page 2

Member ousted after
Abscam conviction

Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER

WASHINGTON (AP)-Michael "Oz-
zie" Myers, convicted, of accepting a
bribe in the FBI's Abscam undercover
operation, was expelled from the House
of Representatives yesterday, the first
congressman ousted by his colleagues
since the outbreak of the Civil War.
The vote to remove Myers was 376-30,
easily more than the two-thirds
majority required.
MYERS', THE FIRST congressman
convicted in the Abscam case,
protested the action to the end, telling
House colleagues their action was tan-
tamount to execution.
"I know now what it feels like to sit on
death row. As you go to the voting
machine, keep in mind when you hit
that button, that it will have the same
effect of hitting the button if I were
strapped into an electric chair," Myers
told House members prior to the vote.
Myers, calling the assembled House
members "a lynching mob," also said
his expulsion was being considered too
soon after his August conviction.
HE COMPARED his case to that of
former Rep. Charles Diggs, (D-Mich.),
who was censured in the House last
year after his conviction on charges of
mail fraud and misusing congressional
funds.
"Nine and a half months after the
jury's verdict, the House ethics com-
mittee recommended censure in the
Diggs case," Myers said. "My
timetable goes back to Aug. 3 and by
Sept. 4 the committee opened its
preliminary inquiry and' soon after"
called for my expulsion."
The 37-year-old Myers is seeking re-
election to a third term in Congress.
AFTER THE expulsion, Myers filed
suit in U.S. District Court here that con-
tended the House action 'violated his
constitutional rights and House rules.
Myers said the vote took away his
salary and therefore violated his Fifth
Amendment rights under the Con-
stitution.
Myers also contended that the Ethics
Committee's rules incorporate the in-
tent of Federal Rules of Criminal
Procedure, which require that a person
be considered convicted after his sen-
tence has been imposed.
ANOTHER committee rule, Myers
contended, provides that accused
congressmen have the right to question
witnesses who were previously called to
testify by the committee staff. Myers
said he was denied such rights in the

THE UNION BALLROOM awaits the first spectator.
Hundreds of chairs
hear Bla rd s lecture

Myers
... compares case to execution

Ethics Committee's proceeding against
him.
Myers asked in the suit that he be
"entitled to exercise the full rights and
privileges of a member of the House of
Representatives until the expiration of
his term of office on Jan. 5,1981.
"They proceeded in violation of their
own rules. I feel very strongly that I
wasn't given a fair trial. I wasn't affor-
ded time to present additional eviden-
ce," Myers told reporters in the House
press gallery.
"ON THESE grounds, we'll be going
directly into federal district court here
in Washington and the Supreme Court if
necessary," Myers said.
The House followed its expulsion vote
with voice approval enabling the House
clerk to take control of Myers' office
until a new member is elected.
The Philadelphia Democrat, ad-.
dressing the entire House for the first
time in his two terms, said before the
vote that he didn't "have a Chinaman's
chance" of avoiding expulsion.
"How can any member justify this
severe action without any consideration
for the due process argument is beyond
me," said Myers, whose appeal on his
bribery and conspiracy conviction, is
-pending.
Myers' remarks came after the
House voted 332-75 to defeat a
resolution that would have delayed ac-
tion on expulsion until Congress returns
from its election recess in November.

By JOYCE FRIEDEN
Rows and rows of chairs in an empty Michigan Union
Ballroom greeted state Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar-
bor) last night when he arrived to discuss student issues.
The scheduled 8 p.m. program was sponsored by
Viewpoint Lectures-the same group that is bringing
political pundits Jack Kilpatrick and Shana Alexander to
campus October 7. Bullard had planned to include a slide
presentation on the Smith-Bullard tax reform proposal.
BUT NO ONE was there to see it. At 8:05 p.m., first-year
law student Carl Valenstein walked in, but by then Bullard
had decided to cancel the lecture.
Union programming Director Dawn Tyson said
Viewpoint had put up posters and flyers and sent notices

to political science teaching assistants notifying them of
the event.
"Perhaps the publicity isn't relayed well to the in-
dividual student," Tyson said. "We give facts-date,
time, and place-but not why one should attend."
Bullard said there were several possible explanations for
the lack of attendance. "Interest in and concern abouf
politics is lower now than in times past. And this country's
structural scheme of representation is flawed," he said.
"It's fragmented, so that whether or not you elect one per-
son to the state legislature doesn't seem to have an effect
on public policy outcomes."
In closing his very brief presentation, Bullard invited
everyone present out for a beer.

-I U-

Whatever happened to

Stegeman's grand plan?

By BETH PERSKY
Last spring, many members of the Univer-
sity community were up in arms over it.
Last week, the Washtenaw County
Democratic Party considered censuring a
regent for his apparent approval of it.
BUT TODAY, John Stegeman's proposed 32-
story, South Univeristy-area high rise appears
no closer to construction than it was when he
first proposed it almost two years ago.
Stegeman, an Ann Arbor developer who has
uilt many local student apartment complexes,
submitted a plan for his hotel/apartment/con-
dominium building to the city planning com-
mission in February, 1979.
At that time his project was rejected, accor-
ding to City Planning Director Martin
Overhiser, because Stegeman was proposing

He's keepingquiet about his next move

too large a building, was not allowing for
enough parking space, and did not have control
of the land upon which he intended to build his
complex.
AFTER THE planning commission rejec-
tion, Stegeman took steps to acquire the land he
needed-located in the area of South Forest,
Washtenaw, and Old Forest Avenues. The
University owns part of that land, located
behind the Church Street parking structure.
Last February, Stegeman sought and was
sold an option to buy the University land
despite opposition from some area business

persons and University professors and studen-
ts. He is expected to utilize the option and buy
the land if his project is approved by the city.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) introduced
the motion to sell Stegeman the option, a move
for which he now faces possible censure under
a Democrtic Party resolution discussed last
week.
STEGEMAN ALSO obtained an option to buy
the rest of the necessary land from its present
co-owner, Jack McIntyre.
Although he now has the control of the land
deemed necessary by the planning com-

mission, Stegeman has not yet brought his
plans back to the group for another review.
"My guess is that he's trying to find some
tenants for his uses and some financing for his
building," Overhiser said yesterday.
FURTHER, A spokesperson for Stegeman's
architects-Fry-Peters Associates in Ann Ar-
bor-said Stegeman is still working on the
project. The spokesperson, who asked to
remain unidentified, said, "Stegeman is trying
to get, things resolved so he can proceed with
it."

If Stegeman decides to seek the city approval
for his project that he needs, the planning
department will first send a report to the plan-
ning commission and public hearings will be
held. City Council would then either grantor
withhold its approval.
Councilwoman Leslie Morris (D-Second
Ward), who has been outspoken in her op
position to Stegeman's plans, said "From what
I've heard, City Council unanimously dislikes
this project."
Overhiser said the planning department is
"in absolute disagreement with his original
proposal-he had way too much building
proposed for the original site."
Stegemafi refused to make any comment,
saying only, "We are not going into any
discussion at all."

TODAY
Sir barrels along, runs aground
T HE ONLY time Ted McNamara of Gain-
sborough, England sailed on the high seas, it
was a troop carrier to Burma and he became
violently seasick. Nearly 40 years later, he set off
to row the Atlantic in a 5-foot fiberglass drum.
His voyage lasted two hours. Hundreds of spectators
cheered as the 61-year-old veteran launched his bright blue,
oar-powered craft from Land's End Wednesday in a bid to

when Woodie, a six-year-old mixed collie and shepherd,
saved his life. Woodie won the "Dog of the Year" award
from Quaker Oats and Ken-L Ration dog food companies
and earned her owner, Anne Knitter, a $1,000 savings bond.
Thomas, 24, and his fiance, Knitter, 28, were walking along
a steep trail with Woodie near Cleveland, Ohio when
Thomas climbed to the edge of a precipice to take a picture,
slipped on loose shale, and plunged down an 85-foot cliff into
a stream. Thomas came to lying face down in the stream
with a broken back and arm. Woodie, according to Knitter,

Cashing in on sleep
In Dallas, job hunters are vying for a chance to sleep on
the job-and get paid for it. Of 350 respondents to a small
newspaper advertisement placed by the Dallas Health and
Science Museum, eight will be chosen to become museum
exhibits. According to museum public relations director
Robin Sachs, participants must be responsible, show up to
bed down on time, not take drugs, and be interested in the
process of dreaming. But most important, they must be

day, and will pay them $150 a week to snooze in the public
exhibit.hb
Be prepared
If the Soviets decide to launch a nuclear attack against the
U.S., officials in Elmore County, Alabama are ready. The coun-
ty commission adopted a resolution this week creating a line of
succession for county government officials in the event the
probate judge-the county's chief executive officer-is killed
during a Soviet attack. Probate Judge Ed Enslen told the com-
mission that county Civil Defense Director Billy Moore asked

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