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Vol.,XCI V-No. 80 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday January 7, 1984 FREE ISSUE Ten Pages
By ERIC MATTSON
Members of St. Nicholas Greek Ortho-
dox church are protesting the selection
of a house adjacent to the church as a
shelter for Ann Arbor's homeless,
saying they fear for "the safety of our
In a letter sent to the Ann Arbor City
Council Thursday, officials of St.
Nicholas raised a number of questions
about how security at the 8-bedroom
house, located at 415 N. Fourth Ave.,.
would be improved.
The house sits 20 feet behind the chur-
ch, which the parish council's letter
See CHURCH, Page 3
Bulls in a China shop Daily Photo by
Bargain hunters plunder their way through the China department of Harrod's department store in London yesterday
despite IRA bomb threats.
Unemployment drops to 8.2%
By CAROLINE MULLER
Ann Arbor police yesterday arrested
20-year-old Ypsilanti resident Ricardo
Hart in connection with the November
22 killing of Nancy Faber.
Hart, the boyfriend of confessed
Faber killer Machelle YvonnecPearson,
was arraigned yesterday before 15th
District Judge S. J. Eldon on charges of
felony first-degree murder, armed rob-
bery, and felony possession of a
POLICE received a warrant for
Hart's arrest after Pearson's pre-trial
examination on Wednesday, said Ann
Arbor police spokesman Sgt. Harold
Tinsey. Pearson confessed that she ac-
cidentally shot Faber near the Kroger
supermarket at Plymouth and Green
During Pearson's examination she
spoke of Hart as an abusive boyfriend
who gave her a gun and forced her to
approach the 39-year-old Faber, who
was leaving the Kroger parking lot and
ask for a ride.
Once inside the car, Pearson said she
demanded Faber's purse and the gun
went off accidentally. Pearson said af-
ter the shooting Hart threw Faber's pur-
se into the nearby Huron river.
Police arrested Hart yesterday mor-
ning at the home of his parents, the
Rev. James and Lois Whitehead, at 8538
Windsor Court in Superior Township.
OFFICIALS also impounded Hart's
1974 blue Mercury Maverick believed to
have been used in the robbery-murder.
Tinsey would not comment on the
details of the arrest -or whether
proceedings against Hart grew from
That information, he said, would not
be revealed until Hart's preliminary
hearing, scheduled for Jan. 18.
No bond was set at his arraignment,
and Hart is being held in Washtenaw
County jail. He chose to provide his own
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Civilian unemployment fell to 8.2
percent in December, culminating the best post-
recession gain in the labor force for any year since
1950, the government reported yesterday. President
Reagan declared the nation "can look forward to 1984
with even more confidence" on the jobs front.
Reagan, in brief remarks as he left the White House
for Camp David, Md., noted that the Labor Depar-
tment's report showed that 4 million Americans have
found work since the unemployment rate hit 10.7 per-
cent in December 1982, the -highest since the Great
While that still left 9.2 million people out of a job,
Reagan said the latest tally, down from November's
unemployment rate of 8.4 percent, is "encouraging
news for all of us, and we're going to keep on."
IN MICHIGAN, the unemployment rate was either
up a bit or down a bit in December depending on
which government yardstick was used.
The Labor Department said Michigan's seasonally
adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 11.9 per-
cent in November to 11.6 percent in December.
See DOWNWARD, Page 3
By SHARON SILBAR
In the wake of last week's floods
which soaked many University and off-
campus buildings after frozen pipes
burst, students are being advised by
housing administrators to look to their
private insurance companies for com-
pensation for damaged or ruined
The University's housing policy
states that the University is not respon-
sible for the loss or damage to personal
property unless it is the direct result of
"We are concerned about the
magnitude of loss," said David Foulke,
a University assistant director of
housing business operations. But
Foulke and other University officials
are telling students "start with your
own insurance agency."
Another housing administrator said
that in most cases, claims made on
losses due to a natural disaster, such
as the cold temperatures, will not in-
But a representative from Allstate
said premium increases due to claims
depend strictly on the individual policy.
Foulke said he wants to talk to those
students who suffered losses and were
either unable to receive claims from
their insurance companies or have no
insurance. "Maybe we can work
See 'U', Page 2
By TRACEY MILLER
If Domino's Pizza chain owner
Thomas Monaghan's dream comes
true, Ann Arbor Township residents
may one day look up into the sky to see
a "Tower of Pizza".
Monaghan, who says the 1,000-store
chain has outgrown its old headquar-
ters at 1968 Green Road in Ann Arbor, is
asking Ann Arbor Township officials to
re-zone an undeveloped 300-acre site
currently intended for high-density
residential use, to permit construction
of an office complex.
THE COMPLEX, which would be
located east of US-23 and south of M-14,
would feature a 30-story, scaled-down
version of a tower designed in the 1930s
by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
According to a proposed development
plan for "Domino's Farms," the com-
plex would also include a number of
low-lying buildings and employee
recreation facilities which could cover
as much as 1 million square feet of the
area. About two-thirds of the site would
remain as green space.
"We are in the food business, and
keeping the green space is important to
us," said John McDevitt, director for
the Domino's project. "We want to stay
within the rural character of the area."
SO FAR, Monaghan's plan has en-
countered little opposition. After a brief
See DOMINO'S, Page 3
Daily Photo by DOUG MCMAHON
Students bend their way toward central campus after their second day of
The proposed Domino's Pizza office tower would be based on this sketch by
the late architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Yeah, but can he pick
Buckle up, or
your pants down
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y., Executive Andrew
O'Rourke struck a blow for auto safety with an
executive directive that all county employees must wear
seat belts while on the road. Guess who was the first offen-
der to be nabbed? "I am properly chastened," O'Rourke
said Thursday, admitting that he went to work with belt un-
Police in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, are searching for a
ghoulish thief and a missing pacemaker that was
stolen from the body of a woman after she died at a local
clinic. Relatives of Carmen Crespo Rivera, who died Mon-
day, said they were disgusted by the incident. Police said
yesterday the pacemaker, which is worth about $5,000, ap-
parently was removed from the woman's body sometime
during the night Monday after she died. A police
spokesman said investigators were interrogating em-
Hill Auditorium audience that the newfound interest in self-
determination might cause "excessive fragmentation" in
" 1943-The Ann Arbor Manpower Corps called on studen-
ts to work in order to re-open the many restaurants closed
due to labor shortages.
" 1920-State social workers met with University officials
to ask fora well-organized course designed to train workers
in social and recreation fields.