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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 9, 1982-Page 3
Employee of church kills
three during job dispute

From AP and UPI
DETROIT - A man at a church
meeting to determine if he would retain
his job as custodian at apartments
owned by the church opened fire
yesterday, killed three parishioners
and critically wounded two others.
The Rev. Henry Haywood said the
man arrested was the caretaker of
eight apartments located above the
church.
The caretaker was identified by
Haywood as James Ellis, but police had
not released the man's name and had
not filed any charges against him as of
last night.
POLICE SAID the suspect would
probably be arraigned today onwopen
murder charges.
The names of the victims were not
released pending notification of
relatives.

However, witnesses said one of the
slain people was a woman. And, of-
ficers said a 21-year-old man who was
shot in the hip was among the injured.
THE MEETING was prompted by
neighbor's complaints that Ellis was
gruff and had pulled a gun on an oc-
cassion when angered. However, there
were no reports he fired the weapon.
"He was sititng back there and
listening to complaints," said
Haywood.
When Ellis was asked at the meeting
if he had anything to say, according to
Haywood, the caretaker stood on a

chair and said, "Now I'm going to have
my say, and I'm going to speak clear
and loud." He then opened fire, said
Haywood, an eyewitness.
"I didn't think it would come to this. I
look like I'm in a nightmare right now,"
Haywood told reporters outside the
church.
TWO HANDGUNS - one a .38-caliber
- were confiscated after they were
found on the roof of a convenience store
next to the church, said a police officer
who asked that his name not be used.
Clinton Brason, brother of one of the
shooting victims, was waiting outside
the church after the spree.

Vacation AP Photo
No, not 4nother Go-Go's album, these squirrels from Sanford, Florida really can ski. Named Lights, Camera, and Ac-
tion, the rodents send up a spray behind the 31-inch boat towing them to fortune and farhe-but probably not music
recording.
Prisoner sets fire that kills 27

BILOXI, Miss. - Twenty-seven
prisoners died in their county jail cells
early yesterday when a former mental
patient set a fire in a padded cell and
thick, choking smoke raced through the
.ventilation system, knocking out the
jailer who had the keys.

All of the victims were prisoners who
apparently died from inhaling the
smoke that was sucked into thl air con-
ditioning system and spread through
the Harrison County Jail. The dead in-
mates were being held on charges
r ranging from murder and rape to

r-
:HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
Project Community will sponsor a panel discussion, "Career Options in
Law," which will feature attorneys from a variety of backgrounds and in-
terests, from legal aid to family law tocriminal law, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 116 Hut-
chins Hall (Law School).
Films
Cinema Guild-Tokyo Story, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-The Deer Hunter, 6 & 9 p.m., MLB.
Film/Video series-The Hole; War Without Winners; The Salt Syndrome;
No First Strike, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aud., B, Angell.
CFT-1900, 7 p.m., Mich. Theatre.
Performances
School of Music-"USO" Chamber Orchestra, members of the University
Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Rackham. .
Speakers
Intr. Cntr. & Earuenicl'Cntr.-Jabbar Alawi,- "Arab Image in the
American Mass Media," Noon, Int. Cntr.
School of Art-George Rickey, "Two Open Triangles Up Gyratory II,"
4:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Biomedical Res. Council-Keith A. Reimer, "Cardiovascular Disease,
Progression & Regression," 4 p.m., M7412 Med. Sci. I.
Russian & East European Studies-Zbigniew Fallenbuchl, "Poland's
Economy in Crisis," 8 p.m., 200 Lane Hall.
Computing Cntr.-Chalk Talk, CC Consulting Staff, "Magnetic Tapes (I),"
12:10-1 p.m., 1011 NUBS; Mary Hersey, "IBM PC and MTS," 3:30-5 p.m., 171
BSAD. Registration required.
Chemistry-Dept. Colloquium-ACS, Wm. A. Remers, "Aminoglycoside
Antibiotics," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
Economics-Hans Ehrbar, "Discussion of the Events in Poland," Lec.
Series: The Political Economy of Worldeace, 7 p.m., 1429 Mason Hall.
Psychobiology-Colloquium, David t.urernick, "Mother-Infant
Relations: Kind of a Psychsymbiotic Love Story," 12:30 p.m., 1057 MHRI.
Chinese Studies-Discussion; William H. Baxter, III, "A Discussion of the
History of Chinese Color Terminology," Noon, Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
LSA-Warner-Lambert Lec., Hyman Rickover, "Technology & Society," 8
p.m., Rackham Lec. Hall.
CHGD-Brown Bag Luncheon, Cathy Jen, "Effects of Under and Over-
Nutrition on Growth and Development," Noon, 300 N. Ingalls Bldg., rm.
NI3E05-Dining Rm. 2.
Bioengineering-Sem., Thomas Armstrong, "Biochemical Considerations
of Tool Design in the Poultry Industry," 4-5 p.m., 1042 E. Eng.
Geological Sciences-Thomas D. Fouch, "Character of Ancient
Petroliferous Lake Basins of the World," 4 p.m., Rm. 4001, C.C. Little
Building.
U-M Bike Club-Mark & Theresa Rouse, "Triathalon Experience," 8 p.m.,
Rm. 1084, E. Eng.
Statistics Dept.-Tom Hammerstrom, "An Empirical Quantile Function
for Linear Models with I.I.D. Errors," 2p.m., 1437 Mason Hall.
Meetings
NOW-General Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw
Ave. at Berkshire Rd.
Recreational Ski Club-Mass membership meeting, 7 p.m., 2231 Angell
Hall.
H Ann Arbor Support Group for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee-
general meeting, 7:30 p.m., 308 E. William.
Ann Arbor Go Club-7-11 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Aikido Club-5 p.m., Sports Bldg., 606 Hoover St.
Stroke Club-7-9 p.m., Elks Club, 325 E. Eiserhauer.
Miscellaneous
UAC Impact Dance Workshops-7 p.m., Michigan Union.
Energy Conservation Workshops-7:30 p.m., Leslie Laboratories'
Homestead, 1831 Traver Rd.
Ann Arbor Public Library-Pat Materka, "A Whole-Life Approach to
Time Management," 12:10 p.m., Meeting Rm.
Museum of Art-Art Break, Margaret Coudron, "Magic of a Print," 12:10-
12:30 p.m.
His House Christian Fellowship-Fellowship & Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., 925
E. Ann St.
CEW-Informal Drop-in Job Hunt Club, 12-1:30 p.m., Cntr. Library.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
fHappenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
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passing worthless checks.
AN ADDITIONAL 61 people were in-
jured, including fire fighters, police of-
ficers, jailers and inmates of the
Harrison County Jail - almost all by
smoke inhalation. Hospitals said 10
inmates and a jailer were in critical
condition.
Authorities said the fire was set by
Robert Eugene Pates, 31, of Granite
City, Ill., who was arrested twice within
six hours for public drunkenness. He
was ordered held for a sanity hearing
when he refused to leave the jail after
his second arrest.
Pates, a 5-11, 240-pounder wh ohad a
long history of mental problems and
arrests and was described as "violent,"
had been placed alone in a padded cell
where the fire started. He was not
seriously injured.
DISTRICT Attorney Albert Necaise
said he was charging Pates with 27
counts of capital murder.
Sheriff Howard Hobbs said he did not
know how Pates caused the fire. "He
shouldn't have been allowed smoking
material," said Hobbs. "I don't know if
he was."
"We understand the inmate may
have first ignited the mattress on his
bed and this spread to the padding,'
Coroner Ed Little said.
"The flames were limited to the one
cell but the ventilation system quickly
carried the smoke to the rest of the
building."
Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Marie
said the smoke was so thick rescue
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inmates
workers had trouble finding their way
through the building.
The Justice Department disclosed
yesterday that i has been investigating
complaints of overcrowding and "en-
vironmental deficiencies" at the Biloxi
jail.
John Wilson, a spokesman for the
department's civil rights division, said
the division "will now accelerate its in-
vestigation."
In response to the fire, prisoner
rights groups, fire safety officials, and
jailers from around the country warned
that similar fires could happen in
almost any jail in the country.
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