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Page 2-Wednesday, March 24, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Court contemplates new


with wire reports
While state legislators labor over several plans to
lay out the state's districts to the U.S. House of
Representatives, the state Supreme Court is mulling
over the best way to carve up the districts for the
state legislature.
The court accepted two Democratic plans and one
Republican plan to divide up the state's legislative
districts. Analyses of the plans by both political par-
ties indicate that, predictably, they would help the
party which created them.
THE TWO Democratic plans would protect the
current Democratic majority in the state House and
Senate, while the GOP plan would give Republicans a
chance to eek out a majority in both houses of the
state legislature.
The Republican plan-differing by no more than
one voter per district-comes closest to fulfilling the

redistricting goal of having an equal population in
each district.
The GOP plan, however, will make 22 or 23 of the 38
districts in the state Senate at bpast marginally
Republican, according to one Democratic Senate
staffer. Kent, Macomb, Genessee, Washtenaw, and
suburban Wayne counties could fall into Republican
hands with the plan, the staffer added.
OF THE Democratic plans, the Kleiner-Board plan
differs by no more than four persons from the
prescribed average for population in each district.
The plan, introduced by state Apportionment Com-
mittee Chairman Robert Kleiner and Commissioner
Rosie Board, provides for 22 Democratic to 16
Republican seats in the Senate, and 60 Democrats to
50 Republican districts in the House.
The second Democratic plan, presented by Francis
Brouliette, varied considerably from the population

Controversy centers over loss

(Continued from Page1),.
ROBERT CARR, the former
congressman from East Lansing's old
sixth district, was swept out of office in
1980 in the same tide that carried
Ronald Reagan and his Republican
followers, like freshman congressman
James Dunn of Lansing, into
Washington that year.
Now, he hopes to win back his seat on

largely the same issues but in a very
different district. Carr is betting on a
plan that would throw East Lansing,
with its heavy student population, in
to the same district as Ann Arbor. That
combination, he says, with all the rural
and basically Republican land in bet-,
ween, would create a district with a
slight Democratic edge - an edge that
Carr is confident he could hold onto in


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November's election.
Incumbent Pursell, howev
like that plan at all. Because
plan Carr favors, which i.
originally backed by the sta
cratic House, he would end
against solid Republican
William Bromfield of Birr
State Republicans in genera
this plan because it means ti
out in the redistricting is eitl
or Broomfield, both
Republicans. But Pursell
even more since he'd ha
Broomfield in a district mad
of Broomfield's home turf.
INSTEAD, Pursell is b.
latest plan for redistricting
was presented by state Dem
compromise to Republicans
wold give Pursell a new,
conservative district, incl
sell's native Plymouth, Ann
parts of rural Hillsdale an
counties, but would con
avoid most of southeastern1
county, which include
ly Democratic Ypsil
exchange for giving the R
this new, more secure d
Democrats want to we
Republican fifth and sixth di
Pursell thinks this plan is
Jim Dunn of Lansing's si)
and Harold Sawyer of Gra
fifth district, the two who
made vulnerable to D
challengers by the plan,
siderably more critical.
Dunn, in fact, is critical o
the plans because in all the s
doesn't end up with mu
political observers say this
the state's Republican leg
never supported Dunn much
place, are more willing to sa
in the redistricting than
established Pursell or Broon
But, for whatever re
weakening of Dunn's politicz
fuels the campaign of Bob C
eager to retake his seat fro
who edged him out two years
representative, Perry Bulla
nounced his bid for Congr

norms in its redistricting, but stuck closer to existing
government boundaries in the state.
Brouliette said his plan would produce roughly 18
Democratic districts and 16 Republican districts in
the state, with four swing districts remaining if
current electoral trends continue.
The redistricting question was turned over to the
Supreme Court early last month when members of
the bipartisan Apportionment Committee became
deadlocked over two districts contained in a com-
promise Senate plan. A decision by the court is expec-
ted some time in the middle of next month.
Although the racial implications of redistricting
have received substantial attention, there did not ap-
pear to be any dramatic differences concerning
racial splits between the Republican and the
Democratic plans. Kleiner said that his plan would
satisfy Mayor Coleman Young and the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
of district
ago, is banking on yet another plan.
er, doesn't Bullard, who has earned a reputation as
e under the a fierce liberal and a consistent oppon-
s the plan tent of virtually every GOP scheme,
te's Demo- supports a plan backed by the state
up running Senate, which would put Ann Arbor into
incumbent the same district as Democratic, blue-
mingham. collar Pontiac.
1 don't like Some speculated Bullard has reacted
he odd man cooly to the first, Ann Arbor-East Lan-
her Pursell sing plan because he would have to face
leading veteran campaigner Carr, but
dislikes it Bullard's staunch opposition to the
ve to face third plan is obvious: A politician who
eup mostly made most newspapers years ago as a
fighter for the legalization of marijuana
ockne thet and a advocate of Ann Arbor's annual
g, one that Hash Bash has little hope in a race in a
ocrats as a district even more conservative than
This plan the current second district.
even more State Rep. Michael Griffin (D-
uding Pur- Jackson) will formally present the
Arbor, and third plan to the House this week,
d Lenawee probably today. If it can win approval
spicuously in the Democratic House, as most
Washtenaw legislators think it can, it will go back to
es solid- the Senate, where it likely will be
anti. In pushed as a compromise betweeen the
epublican's first two plans.
istrict, the Ultimately, most Lansing officials
aken the believe it will be up to a House-Senate
stricts. conference committee to sit down and
s fine. But work out a compromise between the
xth district three plans before the federal court st-
nd Rapids' eps in, probably early next month if the
would be issue is not resolved.
emocratic Lansing Republicans have already
are con- promised to fight the third plan. But
most Democrats are confident that they
f almost all will have the edge in any fight because
chemes, he the Senate and House are both con-
ch. Some trolled by Democrats and the
is because Supreme Court, which might finally
aders, who have to settle the battle, als has a
in the first Democratic edge. The only solid
crifice him leverage the Republicans have in the
the more battle is Gov. William Milliken, who
nfield, could use his veto power to block any
ason, the strongly Democratic plan that makes it
al base only out of the state capitol.
arr, who is But, both Republicans and
m the man Democrats will have to work fast if they
s ago. hope to settle the issue before the courts
ent state step in next month - a possibility that
rd, who an- neither side relishes very much.
ess a year

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Walesa spurns offer of exile
WARSAW, Poland- Interned Solidarity leader Lech Walesa spurned the
military government's offer that he leave Poland with his wife and seven
children, Walesa's wife said yesterday.
"The authorities made us an offer to leave the country. Of course we
refused," Danuta Walesa said in a telephone interview from her apartment
in Gdansk, the Baltic port city where Solidarity was born.
She declined to say who made the offer or when.
The Interior Ministry announced early this month that interned dissidents
and their families could a pply for passports to leave Poland. Few of the 3,600
detainees accepted the offer.
A member of a small group of militants calling themselves the "Armed
Forces of Underground Poland" was quoted yesterday in the legal weekly
Law and Life as saying the band had begun collecting firearms in
preparation for an assault that would free internees at Bialoleka prison,
near Warsaw, and at a camp near Lublin, southeastern Poland.
No such attempt has been reported, but members of the group have been
implicated in the fatal shooting of a policeman in Warsaw last month.
NATO defense leaders meet
COLORADO SPRINGS, Coo.- Defense ministers of the Atlantic alliance
yesterday opened the first of a series of discussions that are expected to
culminate in June with a summit conference of NATO nations.
This is the first time the ministers, meeting as the NATO Nuclear Plan-
ning Group, have met since the Soviet proposal last week to freeze
deployment of the three-warhead jssv-30, most of which are aimed against
Western Europe.
U.S. and NATO officials have said they expected Weinberger to ask the
ministers to reject the Soviet plan.
Weinberger also plans to discuss during the meetings the technical
problems that have cut back testing of the Pershing II Missile, a NATO of-
ficial said.
Despite the problems, the planned December 1983 deployment of the
missiles in Europe will not be delayed, a U.S. official said.
Space shuttle continues tests
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- With the space shuttle moving effortlessly
through space, astronauts Jack Lousma and C. Gordon Fullerton exercised
Columbia's arm yesterday and wrestled with a long day's flurry of discom-
forts and frustrations.
The cameras caused the toughest problems. Fullerton needed the elec-
tronic eyes to help him grapple a package with the "end effectuator"-the
hand-on Columbia's robot arm. An elbow camera was needed to scan
Columbia's body for anticipated tile damage.
Mission Control said the damaged tiles were not in a critical area. The tiles
protect the ship from the heat of reentry. The most heat forms on the ship's
Columbia's crew, military test pilots by training, may also qualify as
pioneer space pharmacists by producing a drug that is difficult and expen-
sive to make on Earth. The drug is urokinase, which dissolves blood clots.
It is one of two experiments on the flight that could convince manufac-
turers to develop orbiting laboratories capable of turning out pure
medicines, new composite materials, exotic metal alloys and superior elec-
tronic crystals.
Billy Graham to visit USSR
MINNEAPOLIS- Despite reported White House opposition, evangelist
Billy Graham announced yesterday that he will visit the Soviet Union in May
to attend an international conference on nuclear war and preach at two
Moscow churches.
Graham said he was accepting an invitation from Russion Orthodox
Patriarch Pimen to speak at an Orthodox cathedral, and he also plans to
speak at a Baptist church.
According to the statement released by the Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association office, the evangelist announced he had been invited to attend a
worship service May 9 at the cathedral and speak to the congregation during
the morning liturgy.
That evening, Graham said, he will preach at the Moscow Baptist Church,
which has 5,500 members.
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Thieves zero in on Chelsea
Circle residents
Thieves hit three different residences
on Chelsea Circle Monday night getting
away wish over $2000 in stolen property.
In the 3000 block of Chelsea Circle,
thieves took a television and rug valued


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at $605. At another residence on the
same block, thieves took three
television sets valued at $1050. There
was no sign of forced entry at either
residence, said Ann Arbor police. In
the 3400 block of Chelsea Circle, thieves
took jewelry valued at $360 after prying
open the front door. Police said they do
not know if the thefts were related.
Gas station robbed
Thieves smashed a front window of
the Total gas station, 2020 West
Stadium, early Monday morning. they
made away with $68 worth of cirarette,
pop, and motor oil.
Cash taken from sorority
Thieves took an unknown amount of
cash from a purse at the Kappa Alpha
Theta sorority house, 1414 Washtenaw,
after gaining entry through an unlocked
door. The incident occurred between
March 8 and 9, but was only reported
yesterday, police said.
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