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Jury to rule on
Belushi probe

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -' One year
after the death of comedian John
Belushi, a prosecutor was completing
preparation of evidence yesterday for a
grand jury investigation he expects to
result in a criminal indictment later
this month.
Deputy District Attorney Michael
Montagna, who was presenting eviden-
ce to the grand jury probing Belushi's
death from a lethal dose of cocaine and
heroine in a Hollywood hotel, said
Friday he expected to wind up his case
next week.
BELUSH, 33, who gained fame
playing a series of characters on TV's
"Saturday Night Live" and went on to a
career in movies, was found naked and
dead on the bedroom floor of his
bungalow in a Sunset Strip hotel March
5, 1982.
A woman who" drove up to the
bungalow in Belushi's red Mercedes the
day of his death was taken into custody,
questioned and released - despite the
fact she had drug paraphernalia in her

She was later identified as Cathy
Evelyn Smith, a Hollywood groupie.
Months later, an interview with her in
the National Enquirer led the district
attorney to reopen the case, which
police had closed two weeks after
Belushi's death, concluding he had ad-
ministered the fatal overdose himself.
MISS SMITH, 35, of Toronto, was
quoted in the tabloid as saying Belushi
was injected with drugs 24 times in his
last 30 hours. She said she did some of
the injections for him, including the
fatal dose - the "coup de grace."
"I didn't mean to do it, but I was
responsible for his death," Smith said
in the interview.
Montagna said earlier Smith could
face second-degree murder charges if
prosecuted, but he refused further
comment Friday, citing the secrecy of
grand jury proceedings.
He said he has no plans to bring Smith
before the grand jury. She has been
living in Canada and has already
refused an invitation to testify.

Students protest 1984
financial aid changes

Step by stepserenity AP Photo
Cincinnati residents savor record-breaking weather yesterday as they relax
on the downtown Serpentine Wall. The wall is a series of curved steps that
lead down to the Ohio River.

W., Germ ans vo
crucial elections
(Continued from Page 1) two small parti
thousands of foreign-controlled nuclear and the envir
weapons on its soil. Greens - may h(
Kohl sought the election 19 months if neither ma
early as a mandate for his center-right Bundestag del
coalition, formed Oct. 1 after the Free nment outright
Democrats ended their 13-year West Ger
parliamentary alliance with the Social coalitions for
Democratic Party because of its draft after World
leftward and joined the Christian Democrats of
Democrats. De t s
RECENT PUBLIC opinion surveys Dietrich Gensl
show Kohl, 52, and his'Bavarian sister port Kohl for cl
party, the Christian Social Union, a few 5 percent of
percentage points ahead of the Social representation
Democrats in contests for the 497 seats A 5 percentv
in the Bundestag, or Parliament. a party 25 B
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ormed in 1949, four years
tar II ended. The Free
Foreign Minister Hans-
cher have agreed to sup-
hancellor if they win the
the vote needed for
in the Bundestag.
vote automatically gives
Bundestag seats, while
produce proporational
has been abroad as a test
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opposition to the missiles
ainst Kohl's coalition,

(Continued from Page 1)
A second student concern this year is
the Solomon Amendment, which links.
student aid to draft registration. The
amendment requires all men who
receive financial aid after July 1 to
submit proof they have registered with
the Selective Service.
That responsibility logically falls on
student government, Hayman said, but
no students from the Michigan Student
Assembly will be at the conference in
Instead MSA sent more than 1,800
petition signatures to Washington op-
posing the Solomon Amendment, said
Jono Soglin, MSA member.
MSA ALSO plans to start a letter-
writing drive to Washington this week
to object to budget cuts and the draft
law amendment, Soglin said, but atten-
ding the conference is too costly.
"We cut out conferences all together
because there are so many of them,"
said MSA president Amy Moore, who
attended the conference last year. "I
do not think that is the way money
should be wisely spent. It turns into a
three-day party."
Moore stressed, however, that lob-
bying efforts in Washington last year
were very successful, but MSA cannot
foot the bill this year.
INSTEAD, THE petitions, letter-
writing drive, and hearings, which will
examine the proposed cuts, will take
place in early April.
The Public Interest Research Group
in Michigan, which also sent represen-
tatives to the conference last year, is
finding itself short of people power.
"PIRGIM is focusing its efforts on
the state budget cuts," said Mark Bier-
sdorf, a full-time intern for PIRGIM in
Biersdorf has been lobbying for a
state tax increase to prevent the state
house from cutting more money from
higher education.
"I AM NOT belittling the federal aid
problem," Biersdorf said. "I would love
to go to Washington, but we have
limited resources and this is where we
have to put them."
After Congress recesses on April 1,
Biersdorf says PIRGIM can focus on
the federal aid cuts.

Part of the problem is that students
don't perceive the proposed cuts as a
big threat, said Cor Trowbridge,
PIRGIM member. Because Congress
didn't approve last year's cuts, studen-
ts think Reagan is only bluffing and
won t go through with the new
proposals, she said.
This view is a risk, Trowbridge said,
and it has made it difficult to find
students to work on the issue.
"Students feel that life has gone on.
We could try to get people upset about
it, but it doesn't seem as urgent," she
Peeper startles woman
A second floor Betsy Barbour
resident was startled when she spotted
9 peeping Tom outside of her window
last Thursday night. Campus security
was called in to investigate the incident
but no peepers were found. Security of-
ficials believe the peeper might have
climbed up a drain pipe on the side of
the building.
-Jackie Young
Newspaper box blown
USA Today, a national daily
newspaper, is finding it difficult to
break into the Ann Arbor market: Early
Friday morning suspects blew up one of
the newspaper's boxes on the corner of
East University and South University.
Ann Arbor Police said officers heard a
noise like firecrackers exploding and
when they arrived on the scene they
found a fragment from the box. had
broken a $300 glass door at the nearby
Ann Arbor Bank and Trust. Police have
no suspects.
- Halle Czechowski

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Tennessee Williams eulogized
ST. LOUIS-Tennessee Williams, who once called St. Louis residents
"stupid and provincial," was buried here yesterday beside his mother.
A gathering of family, friends, and the curious spilled out from under a
green canvas tent during a light rain at Calvary Cemetary as the mahogany
casket containing the body of the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning
playwright was laid to rest.
Earlier, some 1,200 mourners attended a funeral Mass at the St. Louis
Rev. Jerome Wilkerson, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
St. Louis and friend of the Williams family, eulogized Williams as someone
whose writing "seemed to be so much more therapy to others than for him-
self. He did a lot of dying and apparently had very little difficulty with hating
life in this world."
Retiring UAW chief decides
to remain on Chrysler board
DETROIT-United Auto Workers President Douglas Fraser, bowing to
the persistent request of Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee Iacocca, changed his
mind yesterday and agreed to remain on the Chrysler Board of Directors for
one year following his retirement in May.
Fraser announced his decision to stand for re-election to the board at a
noon news conference following a meeting with Iacocca at Chrysler
headquarters. Also present were UAQ President-elect Owen Bieber and
Vice-President Mark Stepp, who heads the union's Chrysler Department.
Fraser's decision is a reversal of his earlier position that he would leave
the board on retirement. Fraser, 66, got the seat in 1980 as part of an
agreement in which UAW members agreed to concessions to help the No. 3
automaker avoid bankruptcy.
Reagan urges $2.50 wage plan
for nations unemployed youth
SAN FRANCISCO-President Reagan said yesterday he will ask Congress
this coming week to lower the minimum wage for youth in the summer and
give employers tax breaks in a bid to fight unemployment.
"We want to provide incentives for business to hire the long-term unem-
ployed," Reagan said in his weekly radio address.
Reagan said he will propose a "youth opportunity wage" of $2.50 per hour,
25 percent below the regular minimum wage of $3.35, during the summer
months to allow inexperienced youngsters to "make a start in the work-
Burford takes Reagan's advice
DENVER-Environmental Protection Agency chief Anne Burford said
yesterday she will follow President Reagan's orders "plain and simple,"
and not throw open her files to Congress.
In a speech to the Colorado Federation of Republican Women, Mrs. Bur-
ford admitted she was "fairly confused" by the Justice's Department's
decision to withdraw from representing her before Congress on matters it is
"But I will always follow the directions of this president," she said. "When
you look at the economy-where it was and where it is-and his efforts to
strengthen our defense, it's clear he is a fine leader.
"I intend to do what he says, plain and simple," she said. "The Justice
Department told me not to release this very sensitive enforcementmaterial,
and until I'm told differently, that's the way it is.
Two killed in Zimbabwe raid
BULAWAYO,Zimbabwe-Prime Minister Robert Mugabe's security for-
ces arrested hundreds of people yesterday in a bloody raid that left at least
two dead and two wounded in the black suburbs where opposition leader
Joshua Nkomo is under virtual house arrest, police sources and witnesses
Plainclothesmen searched Nkomo's house for arms, an aide said in a
telephone interview. "After the police ,left we heard 10 to 20 shots," the
aide said. "We don't know what happened or who did what. But there's the
body of a man in the street 100 yards from us."
Witnesses said a number of Parliament from Nkomo's party plus a party
vice chairman were among those seized in the crackdown on the suburbs
that form the opposition power base.
Australia's Labor Party wins
SYDNEY, Australia - Former union boss Bob Hawke and his opposition
Labor Party yesterday defeated Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's conser-
vative coalition, which had angered voters by failing to reverse Australia's
high inflation and unemployment rates.

The jubilant Hawke, a onetime world champion beer drinker, said he
would celebrate his election victory with lime juice and mineral water.
"I take total responsibility for the defeat," said Fraser, prime minister
since 1975, during an emotional concession speech early this morning at his
Melbourne hotel.
Hawke, 53, campaigned on a platform of national reconciliation among
unions, employers and government, embittered by years of strikes.
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Sunday, March 6, 1983
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