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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 25, 1983-Page 7
Blanchard meets with legislators
f to discuss state budget decisions

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LANSING (UPI) - With less than two
days remainingbefore he gives his first
State of the State message, Gov. James
Blanchard spent much of yesterday
meeting with top Democratic
lawmakers abut the state's budget
Blanchard, who is expected to call for
an income tax hike in his speech
tomorrow, met for several hours behind
closed doors with members of the
House and Senate appropriations
committees and the House Taxation
and Senate Finance Committees.
LEGISLATORS emerging from the
sessions said Blanchard did not tip his
hand about what he will suggest,
"He was asking for recommen-
dations," said Rep. David Hollister, a
Lansing Democrat and influential
member of the House Appropriations
Committee. "I don't think he's made
up his mind."
Rep. Tom Mathieu of Grand Rapids,
another Democratic appropriations
Dooley's manager
An assistant manager at Dooley's
bar, 310 Maynard, was threatened by a
man with a knife late Saturday night,
Ann Arbor police said yesterday. Police
said the suspect was blocking a door-
way and pulled a knife on the manager
when asked to move. The man then fled
on foot and was last seen running north
on Maynard St.
Stereo equipment
stolen from house
Stereo equipment valued at$197was
taken from an apartment on the 600
block of Church St. some time between
6 and 10 p.m. Sunday. Police said the
thieves apparently entered through an
unlocked door and took the equipment.
No arrests have been made.
- Daniel Grantham

committee member, said there was lit-
tle overall agreement about a budget
"HE JUST heard about 40 different
ways to balance the budget," he said.
"The only consensus is that people are
resigned to the fact there's going to
have to be some cuts and some tax in-
Although Blanchard has not
specifically endorsed an income tax
hike, a special bi-partisan "crisis coun-

cil" he appointed recommended last
week that the levy be raised tem-
porarily to as much as 6 percent. It now
stands at 4.6 percent.
The council also recommended up to
$325 million in spending cuts.
Blanchard said many of the council's
conclusions were the same and his own
and he is expected to reveal his
proposals for curing the state's
estimated $850 million budget deficit in
the State of the State message.

'The only consensus is that people are
resigned to the fact there's going to have to
be some cuts and some tax increases.'
- Tom Mathieu,
Grand Rapids Representative

Michigan draft dodgei
Sontinued from Page 1) ever prosecute more than a handful of
ng Rutt on behalf of the American those who have ignored the registration
Civil Liberties Union, said all 14 indic- law," he said. "There are only 87,000
ted have been outspoken resisters. federal prison beds, and they are
"The real significance of the prosec-. already full."
tuion of Dan Rutt is that it points up the He said the administration hopes by
utter failure of the government's draft prosecuting "a few Dan Rutts" it can
registration program," Lafferty said. "intimidate the hundreds of thousands
"Over one million American men have! of others into registering for the draft."
either failed to register or to keep their Rutt's parents, Wilmer and Lois Rutt,
registration active. attended the conference.
IN THE FACE of this massive "I THINK WE have in the evolution
esistance, there is no way that the of history some laws that must be
eagan administration can hope to broken if they're unenforceable,' the


elder Rutt said. "In that sense, we're
very proud of Dan."
Rutt said much of his inspiration
came from his parents.
"I've been raised in a very non-
violent family," he said. "That's where
I got the idea more than anywhere."
ACLU Executive Director Howard
Simon said Rep. Bob Traxler (D-Mich.)
holds the key vote on the House Sub-
committee on Appropriations which
could recommend elimination of fun-
ding for registration.

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Council considers rental unit 'lock' law

(Continued from Page 1)
d lords about $43 for materials and
labor, according to George Quin, a
Project Community staff member and
amember of the Committee for- Rape
F 'evention-
The cost of the security im-
provements, however, could be offset
by rent increases over the next five
years, Quin said.
But landlord Stefan Lingnick, who
called the proposed ordinance "nuts,"
said the cost would not be minimal and

would do little to improve security. "If
a criminal wants to break in, he can go
through the window and deadbolts
won't prevent this," he said.
ton: "It (the proposed ordinance) isn't
going to make much difference. If
people want to get in they can break the
door down."
Other landlords argued that those
with fewer units would suffer the most.
The proposed ordinance would "run the

little guy out of business or at.least ac-
celerate the process," said Gary Baker
of Baker Management. "Little old
ladies (who own rental units) will suffer
because they 'don't do repair work
Alex DeParry, owner of Realty En-
terprises, said he would have no
problem with the ordinance if ap-
proved. He said it would "prevent
breaking and enterings" and "insure

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OPEC indecision may cause
nued from Page1) Eugene Nowak, an oil industry analyst
conomists said a large drop in oil at the investment firm of Dean Witter
es would mean an improvement of Reynols, Inc.
litions for importing nations, such Nowak and other analysts said that
razil. uncertainty spawned by OPEC's latest
also would mean lower prices for disagreement would push down oil
line and other products made from prices in interantional trading where
e oil. long-term contracts are not in effect.
[HE OPEC nations may have NEW YORK stock prices plunged
ted America to a refurbishing of when investors grew uneasy about
roads and bridges," said oil in- possible troubles for the international
ry analyst Dan Lundberg in Los banking system.
eles. He said a predicted 10-cent The Dow Industrial average lost
in gas pump prices would more nearly 30 points in the first two hours of
offset a nickel-a-gallon federal tax trading, but at an hour before the close
highway repair and jobs program. was down 22.44 at 1,030.54. By the 4
average price of gasoline at the p.m. EST close in New York the
p is now about $1.18 a gallon, down average lost 22.81 points to end the
ents from a year ago, according to day's trading at 1,030.17.
dberg. A prediction of influential Merrill
Est week, the Labor Department Lynch analyst Robert Farrell that the
rted gasoline prices fell 6.6 percent markethwould give back about 15 pecent
982, contributing to an annual in- of the huge gain made in its historic
on rate of 3.9 percent, the lowest in rally since August also fanned selling.
ncade. It was the steepest slide in Oil stocks were major losersas the
line prices since records were first Dow Jones industrial average, down 30
in the mid-1930s. points at midsession after plunging'..
UNDBERG and other analysts said 17.84 Friday, skidded 22.81 to 1,030.17.
ailure of OPEC ministes to resolve It was the Dow's worst setback since it
rences did not mean a breakdown lost 36.33 points Oct. 25.

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celerating price cuts.
"Whether there will be a significant
decline depends on how quickly OPEC
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