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Corona found guilty
in costly second trial
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)- Juan
Corona's lawyer said yesterday a jury
was "basically lawless" in convicting
the farm labor contractor a second time
of killing 25 migrant farm workers.
Terence Hallinan, who represented
Corona in his seven-month retrial, said
he planned to ask for a third trial.
Hallinan also acknowledged that
Corona had written a letter to Superior
Court Judge Richard Patton in 1978 of-
fering to plead guilty in the second trial,
which cost the state of California more
than $5 million.
., "I would like to plead guilty to the of-
fenses," Corona wrote. "However, one
ly one, or all in once."
-"Sme jailhouse lawyer made him
believe that if he pleaded guilty he
would be released from prison,''
" He had no basis for assuming such a
thing. He said he would plead guilty but
he was unwilling to admit he killed
The attorney said that after Corona
wrote the scrawled letter to the judge,
an attempt was made to plea bargain
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with the prosecution. He said the
negotiations basically involved an offer
"to plead guilty to something and have
Corona leave the country and return to
his native Mexico."
"The jury fell into the same trap every-
body else has," Hallinan said. "They
were trying to solve the case rather
than make a fair determination of .
whether there was reasonable doubt the
prosecution had proved Corona was
"The jury was basically lawless. It
didn't follow the law," Hallinan said.
Hallinan said Corona was depressed
by the outcome of the seend trial, even
though he now becomes eligible for a
prole hearing which has been postponed
since his first conviction was oveturned
Corona has served 11 years in
prison but Hallinan was pessimistic
about any chance of parole.
"I am assuming he doesn't have
much of a shot at getting it," the attor-
ney said, "because of the immensity of
Corona was convicted of hacking the
migrant workers to death with a
machete and knives and then burying
them in peach orchards along the
Feather River in northern California.
Prosecutors said his main motive was
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Go Blue! .
The perennial favorite crowd pleasing tune "The Victors' prompts Ridge
Schuyler (left) and Doug Yoder to express their confidence in the
Wolverines last night at a pep rally held at the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.
lead to disability suit
LANSING (UPI)- The Michigan
Court. of Appeals ruled yesterday an
autoworker who charged he suffered
mental and physical problems after
eating marijuana-filled brownies of-
fered by a co-worker may be eligible for
The court said William Houghtaling
should first take his case against two
co-workers before the state Worker's
Compensation Bureau to determine if
the on-the-job incident is covered by
HOUGHTALING was employed at a
Lansing Oldsmobile plant on Dec. 24,
1980 when co-worker Kennis Pentecost
offered him two brownies he learned
later contained marijuana. The
brownies were made by another co-
worker Oliver Chapman, Houghtaling
and his wife Nancy charged in their
Eating the pot-tainted snack caused
Houghtaling. to "lose control of his ar-
ms, legs and speech, eventually
resulting in severe mental and physical
injuries," the suit said.
At the Ingham County Circuit Court
proceedings on the case, Chapman and
Pentecost charged the matter should be
turned over to the worker's compen-
sation office because it was work-
THE APPEALS court said it was un-
certain if the case should be resolved
with disability benefits, but noted that
similar matters involving co-workers
have been settled under worker's com-
It ordered Houghtaling to take his
case, within 30 days, to the worker's
compensation office for a deter-
mination. If -that bureau decides the
case is not a disability matter,
Houghtaling can then proceed with his
civil suit against his co-workers in
Ingham County court, the appeals
In another case, the appeals court
ruled again that the state holds the bulk
of the authority when it comes to
locating foster care homes for the men-
The court ruled in the state's favor in
two Livonia cases filed by neighbors of
planned foster care homes. But it war-
ned the Department of Social Services
that it must cooperate with local gover-
nments when planning locations for the
homes or in the future face court orders
blocking licenses of such facilities.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Fall-out victims to sue
government for $7.5 million
SALT LAKE CITY- Cancer deaths cost $7.5 million in expenses and lost
wages for 24 families that blame the federal government for exposing
relatives to radioactive fallout from atomic bombs, an economist testified
These families represent nearly 1,200 claimants in a multi-million dollar
damage suit that blames government negligence for fallout-induced death
Frank Stewart told U.S. District Judge Bruce S. Jenkins that he made an
economic impact study on the 24 familes in Nevada, Utah and Arizona who
lived downwind from open-air atom bomb blasts in the 1950s and early 1960s.
His study shows the losses range from about $10,000 to more than $1 million
per family, and the average is $314,877.
The 24 cancer victims in the study include 10 adult male "breadwinners,"
nine housewives, and five children. Stewart said four victims are living.
Honduran crisis nears end
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Government officials yesterday predic-
ted the week-long leftist siege of the Chamber of Commerce building was
near an end, but would not discuss details of negotiations with the guerrillas
holding 39 hostages.
The guerrillas, claiming to be members of the Cinchonero Popular
Liberation Movement, released 20 hostages Thursday night, cutting the
number of business leaders and others believed held to 39.
Presidential spokesman Amilcar Santamaria said negotiations were going
well and the terrorists were showing flexibility in the demand that 60
political prisoners be released. Honduras says there are no political prisoners
in the country, the poorest in Central America.
The government has not released any details of its negotiations with the
Cinchoneros, one of four guerrilla groups operating in Honduras.
Woolworth closes 336 stores
NEW YORK - F. W. Woolworth Co., the struggling retail giant, said
yesterday it is closing its 336 Woolco discount stores because of persistent
The Woolco unit had an operating loss of $19 million last year and lost $21
million in the first six months of the company's 1982 fiscal year.
The company said fewer than 25,000 of its approximately 140,000 em-
ployees would be affected by the closing of the Woolco division. Woolworth
said the consistently profitable Woolco business in Canada would be unaffec-
Woolworth, the nation's fourth-largest retailer, decided to eliminate losses
and "to concentrate on its more profitable businesses," Chairman Edward
F. Gibbons said.
The stores, opened beginning in the 1960s, are primarily in the
Southeastern and South-Central United States.
Reagan to continue school
prayer; anti-abortion fight
WASHINGTON- President Reagan, declaring "this country is hungry for
a spiritual revival," vowed yesterday he will continue to fight for anti-abor-
tion and school prayer legislation killed in the 97th Congress.
Asserting he has not turned his back on the New-Right's agenda of social
issues, Reagan said he would use the presidency as a pulpit to push the
"We're not going to give up on those social issues that have to do with the
morals of this country and the great standards that made this country
great," Reagan told a group of magazine editors. "We'll be working for
White House deputy press secretary Larry Speakes-said the president
would speak out on social issues "anywhere and everywhere."
Reagan's declaration comes on the heel of Senate rejection Thursday of a
measure to allow prayer in public schools. Only a week earlier, the Senate
set aside a watered-down anti-abortion package urged by Sen. Jesse Helms
Speakes said Reagan's participation had been planned well ahead of time
and was not triggered by criticism from Helms, who led the long and unsuc-
cessful school prayer fight. Helms has accused the Reagan White House of
not producing a single vote in any of the social issue battles.
Teacher strikes spread
Teachers walked out of two more Illinois districts yesterday, putting
another dent in an already strike-battered school year across the East and
Almost 300,000 students were affected by the strikes that also hit schools in
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
The key issues were pay, staff reductions and job security. Dozens of other
school districts around the country were still bargaining for contracts, some
of them with strike deadlines.
In Detroit, where the nation's largest strike has kept about 200,000 students
out of school for the past two weeks, negotiations were still going through the
long process of "fact-finding."
Officials said students may have no Easter vacation and only a few days at
Christmas and New Year's if the strike doesn't end soon. Saturday classes
were also a possibility.
Michigan law requires districts to have a school year of 180 class days that
ends by June 30.
"Even if schools start by Oct. 13, it will be difficult to squeeze 180 days in
by June 30, even without Easter and Christmas holidays," said school
system spokesman Sam Nahhat.
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Saturday, September 25, 1982
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Jitsuo Morikawa, Pastor
10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship. Child
Sept. 26-"Ann Arbor's Three Deadly
Sunday: Church Loyalty Dinner-
11:00 a.m.-Church School. Classes
for all ages. Class for undergraduates.
Class for graduates and faculty.
Choir Thursday 7:00 p.m., John Reed
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Student Study Group Thurs., 6:00 p.m.
Support group for bereaved students,
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11:00 Brunch, second Sunday of each
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Marietta shares held by Bendix were
expected to be kept by Allied.
MARIETTA would buy back 19.1
million of the approximately 25.5
million Marietta shares that Bendix
had purchased under its contested
takeover offer. Marietta would pay the
same price that Bendix paid, $48 a
share, or about $915 million.
As a result, Allied would still hold the
6.4 million Marietta shares currently
held by Bendix and not subject to the
buy-back agreement, the companies
said. Allied said its Marietta holding
would represent about 39 percent of the
currently outstanding Marietta shares.
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