The Michigan Daily - Saturday, January 7, 1984 - Page 3
Thieves put the bite on
MSA's computer terminal
by MATT TUCKER
A new IBM personal computer worth
over $3,700 was stolen from a Michigan
Student Assembly office in the Union
during last month's break, said Cherie
Bullard, administrative coordinator for
Bullard said yesterday that there
were no signs of force following the
Dec. 19 or 20 theft. The computer pur-
chased last term, had been used to store
research on campus issues and match
volunteers with appropriate student
Bullard said University security per-
sonnel check MSA offices after closing
and frequently leave the back doors
unlocked, but she said this might not
have had anything to do with the theft.
The computer was covered by
University insurance and a new one
will be purchased after the claimis ap-
The computer's terminal and
keyboard were taken, but the screen,
printer and modem were left behind.
Bullard said the terminal and keyboard
could have been "easily carried by one
This is the second computer taken
during the break. An IBM computer
was also stolen from the University's
transportation department office.
A man who barricaded himself inside a mobile home with a shotgun is carried to an ambulance after he was shot by
police in Lansing, Michigan yesterday.
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JERUSALEM - Palestinians on the Israeli-o
Bank appeared divided yesterday over Jor
Hussein's bid to play an active role in Palestini
the first time in a decade.
On Thursday, Hussein announced plans to ho]
tary elections and summoned members to A
special session Monday to lay the groundwork.
HALF THE members of the 60-seat parliam
the West Bank of the Jordan River, which Isra
the 1967 war. Before Israel was created in 1948,
joined to Jordan.
Israel radio reported that 13 members of par
the West Bank had arrived in Amman for the sp
Six others have died since the parliament was
the wake of a 1974 Arab summit in Rabat, Mc
decreed the Palestine Liberation Organizat
representative of Palestinians.
Abdel Rauf Fares, a West Bank member of t
from Nablus, was quoted by Israel radio as say
inhabitants of the West Bank "were and alway
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called "the heart of (Ann Arbor's
Because young children, senior
citizens, and women frequent the chur-
ch throughout the week, officials say
the shelter would create "greater
potential for victimization, including
the possibility that some of our
parishioners would be victims" of
criminals preying on the homeless.
Discussion on where to locate the
shelter had been on the city council's
agenda for Monday, but Richard Deem,
chairman of the council's Advisory
Commitee on Emergency Housing, said
that has been delayed until at least the
following week. He, said site selection
for the shelter is still in preliminary
stages and that a location will be
proposed when everything is "ap-
)poses site t
According to owner Carl Brauer, ren-
tal for the house would run between
$1,000 and $1,300 per month. Deem said
the shelter would accommodate about
24 people each night.
Although parish council president C.
Nicholas Raphael declined to comment
on whether the church would formally
oppose locating the shelter at the site,
the letter made it clear that
parishioners had "a number of specific
concerns" about the location. The letter
noted that despite the church's
proximity to the house no city official
had contacted the parish council to
discuss the shelter.
Rev. James Lewis of St. Andrew's
church said he thinks the fears of St.
Nicholas' parish council are unfounded.
"I think people should be concerned
about safety, but the fears about people
who are on the street have been
exaggerated," he said. "If the church is
going to be a church, it reaches out to
Deem emphasized that final selection
of a site has not yet been made. "I think
it's much too early to be talked about as
any kind of final decision," he said.
Asked if he thought the church's fears
are valid, he said, "I'm certainly aware
of their concern."
Other council members said they
think the site would face an uphill battle
should it go before the full council.
"There's a possibility that St.
Nicholas' protest might slow things
down," said councilmember James
Blow. Blow said the Fourth Avenue
house "might" be in jeopardy as a
West Bank role
ccupied West However, some West Bank residents viewed Hussein's call
danian King to revive the parliament as a bid for control over West Bank
an affairs for affairs.
[d parliamen- MOST WEST BANK residents have expressed support for
Amman for a PLO chairman Yasser Arafat as their spokesman.
Hanna Siniora, editor of the pro-Arafat Al Fajr newspaper,
said in' an interview that, lacking PLO endorsement,
vent are from "Hussein seems to be trying to interfere in the affairs of the
el captured in occupied territories." He maintained the PLO remained the
the area was sole legitimate voice of the Palestinians and those West Bank
leaders attending the session in the Jordanian capital would
liament from be speaking only for themselves.
pecial session. Elias Freij, the mayor of Bethlehem and a leading
suspended in Palestinian moderate, suggested Hussein was using the
orocco, which parliament elections as a "stick" to pressure Arafat to renew
tion the sole his dialogue with the king. "I will give my blessing to anyone
who will lead us to peace," Freij said.
he parliament Freij said that if the PLO withheld its approval for Hussein
ing all 800,000 to negotiate with Israel on behalf of the Palestinians, the king
s will be with could then turn to the parliament for authority to play a more
active role in West Bank affairs and the peace process.
rDomino's may build pizza tower
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public hearing Wednesday night where
no one in the audience said a word for or
against the project, the township's
planning commission recommended
that the board approve a new zoning
A public hearing to discuss plans for
the project before the full township
board has been scheduled for February
6. Before then, the plan to re-zone must
still win the approval of the Washtenaw
County Planning Commission and the
township's zoning board.
"By the erkd of January, we will know
if something will be zoned office," said
planning commission chairman and
The Friends of Matthei Botanical Gardens Monthly Lobby Sale will be held
today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gardens, 1800 N. Dix-
boro Ann Arbor. Items available include selections of indoor plants, books on
plant care and preservation of herbs and flowers and stationery. Visitors are
invited to tour the conservatory, the outdoor trails and the educational
exhibit in the main lobby.
Cinema Guild - The Big Sleep, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch.
AAFC - After the Fox, 7 p.m., Being There, 9 p.m., MLB 3.
ACTION - Pat and Mike, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
CFT - Play 'It Again, Sam, 5:15 & 9 p.m., Casablanca, 7:05 & 10:50 p.m.
C2 - Blade Runner, Angell Hall, 7 & 9:15p.m., Aud. A.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice: CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 9-11 a.m.
Ann Arbor Go CLub - Meeting, 1433 Mason, 2-7 p.m.
Muslim Students Assoc. ,- English Circle - Disc., 407 N. Ingalls, 7 p.m.
For info., call 665-6772.
Fourth Avenue People's Co-op - New member orientation, 8:30 - 10:30
a.m., 212 N. Fourth Ave.
Folklore Society - square and contra dance, beginners welcome, 8 p.m.,
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
University architecture Prof. Charles
HE SAID the commission's Wed-
nesday night action recommended ex-
ploring-re-zoning parts of the area in
general - not just Domino's 300-acre
"The meeting Wednesday night was
strictly to discuss the office zoning, and
was not directly associated with
Domino's," Cares said. However, he
said the commission probably would
not have considered allowing office
construction in the area if Domino's
had not requested the change.
Cares was optimistic that Domino's
would win the necessary approvals.
"Preliminary plans by Domino's
were well received," he said. "I'll be
surprised if there is a lot of resistance
from the Board."
Home at last
Navy Lt. Robert Goodman finally arrives at his home base in Virginia Beach, Virginia yesterday after being released
from a Syrian prison camp earlier this week.
Downward trend in
jobless rate continues
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But Michigan's seasonally unad-
justed unemployment rate actually
rose, from 11.7 percent in November to
11.9 percent in December, according to
the Detroit-based Michigan Em-
ployment Security Commission.
THE LABOR Department factors out
seasonal fluctuations in unem-
ployment, thus accounting for the
seeming disparity. It said the number
of people without jobs dropped by 6,000
last month to 488,000.
Despite the drop, Michigan still had
the highest adjusted unemployment
rate among the 10 largest states, Ohio
was second at 10.4 percent followed by
Pennsylvania at 10.3 percent.
The total of people holding in the U.S.
jobs reached a record 102.9 million in
LABOR SECRETARY Raymond
Donovan said the figures show that
"the Reagan program is on target" in
the wake of the 1981-82 slump, but
Democratic presidential front-runner
Walter Mondale said unemployment is
still too high.
The unemployment rate dropped 2
percentage points last year, the
steepest, 12-month decline since 1950,
when the rate fell 3.7 percentage points
from a 7.9 percent in 1949, said the
Bureau Labor Statistics.
By contrast, the jobless rate fell only
0.9 percentage points in the year
following the 1974-75 recession.
Senior Reagan administration of-
ficials trumpeted the Labor Depar-
tment report as evidence that President
Reagan is making good on his promise
to put Americans back to work.
THE AFL-CIO called the report "a
welcome sign," but said the plight of
the 9.2 million jobless Americans
"must be addressed."
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said that "1983 proved to be a
year of promise," and that the outlook
for 1984 is cause for optimism.
Treasury Secretary Donald Regan
called the latest unemployment figures
"one more signal of the strength of the
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