PAIR ASKING $13.9 MILLION
By CAROLINE MULLER
Attorneys representing two farmhands who were
eld as slaves on a Chelsea farm filed a $13.9 million
damage suit last week, following the conviction
nearly three weeks ago of the couple which owned the
Stanley Bartnicki and James Finn, lawyers
representing Robert Fulmer, 57, and Louis Molitoris,
60, cited several reasons for the suit, including
violation of the 13th Amendment involving involun-
tary servitude, conspiracy to violate the farmhands',
civil rights, and violation of state minimum wage
WITNESSES DURING the slavery trial in Ann Ar-
or U S. District Court had testified that the two far-
mhands, who are both mentally retarded, were
frequently beaten, slaped, verbally abused, subiec-
ted to poor living conditions, and fed rotten food.
Other witnesses contradicted these statements,
however. Molitoris testified that he had been given
nutritious food, and he denied several of the alleged
beatings mentioned by previous witnesses.
Fulmer began working for the Kozminskis, owners
of a farm on 4678 Peckins Rd., in 1967, and Molitoris
began in 1972. Both were removed from the farm in
late August, 1983, by officials at the State Department
of Social Services.
IKE KOZMINSKI, 61, and his wife Margarethe, 56,
were each convicted of two counts of holding to in-
They were also convicted, along with their son,
John, 30, of conspiracy to violate the farmhands' civil
rights. The couple could face up to 20 years in prison
and $20,000 in fines. John Kozminski faces up to 10'
years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Last week, attorneys representing the Kozminskis
each made a motion to acquit the case or, if it could
not be acquitted, to file for a new trial. Either action
would make the first verdict invalid.
The motions were based on what the lawyers said
was a lack of sufficient evidence to convict the defen-
The grounds included highly-emotional testimony
that could have prejudiced the jury; the jury's unfair
exposure to news and television coverage of the
much-publicized trial, and the broad, inadequate
definition of the term slavery and involuntary ser-
Lawyers representing the Kozminskis are expected
to file for an appeal with the 6th U.S. District Court of
Appeals later this year.
Conference center plan
By ERIC MATTSON
A local developer last week unveiled
a proposal for a new $30 million con-
ference center in Ann Arbor, which he
said would benefit the entire com-
The center would include a 200-room
hotel, retail shops, exhibits, and
possibly a Comerica bank.
DETER ALLEN, head of a team that
is studying the feasibility of such a cen-
ter, said it would attract national and
nternational conferencesas well as the
mostly regional ones that Ann Arbor
Preston easily triumphs in
local Democratic primary
The need for the center is strong,
Allen said, because "groups from 500
and up cannot come to Ann Arbor."
Also, Allen added, "It brings the town
and the University together."
Allen said he is encouraged by the
reactions of several University of-
THE PROJECT would benefit the
The Takacs String Quartet will give a concert in Rackham Auditorium at
8:30 tonight. For information call 665-3717.
School of Music - Percussion recital, Beth Graves, Hill Aud., 8 p.m.;
Piano recital, Peter Maleitzke, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Housing; CAAS; Business School; Social Work - Timothy Donaldson,
chairman of Fisk University's board of trustees, Hale Aud., 5-6:30 p.m.
Chinese Studies - Brown bag, Edward McCord, "Militia, Bandits &
Warlords: Militarization in Republican China," Lane Hall Commons, noon.
English Dept., Medieval & Renaissance College - Zdenek Stribrny,
"Hamlet in Present Day Prague," W. Conf. Rm., Rackham, 4:10 p.m.
Bioengineering - James Ashton Miller, "Neuromuscular Control of the
Spine," 1042 E. Engin., 4 p.m.
Computing Center - Chalk Talk, CC consulting staff, "Editor Patterns,"
1011 NUBS, 12:10 p.m.; Forrest Hartman, "Intro, to Textform, "I: Textform
as a Textprocessor," 165 Bus. Ad., 3:30-5 p.m.; Leigh Daniels, "Using the
Zenith Z100 Microcumputer with MTS," 140 Bus. Ad., 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
CRLT - TA workshop, Alford Storey & Beverly Smith, "Discussion," 3-6
p.m. To register, call 763-2396.
School of Music - Andrew Mead, "Carter: the Structural Perspective,"
with music provided by Robert Conway, Recital Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Chemistry - Joseph Heppert of Indiana University, "Insertion of Alkynes
into a Bridging Alkylidyne Ligand in Tetrakis (Trimethylsilylmethyl) Bis
V His House Christian Fellowship - Fellowship & Bible study, 925 E. Ann
St., 7:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Go Club-1433 Mason Hall, 7-11 p.m.
CEW - "Issues in Adult Development," 2nd floor, Comerica Bank, 12-1:30
Lesbian Network - Guild House, 802 Monroe, 7:30 p.m.
UM Fencing Club - Practice, Coliseum, corner of Hill and 5th, 8-10 p.m.
Group Dynamics - seminar, "Cognitive Psychology in the Courtroom,"
..ISR large conference room, 7:30 p.m.
Human Growth & Development - Seminar, The Influence of Neonatal &
Postnatal Factors on the Development of Preterm Infants," Rm. 1000, 10th
,level, 300 N. Ingalls Building, noon.
Eclipse - Jazz Lecture Series, John Coltrance, Ornette Coleman, David
Wild, Studio B., WUOM-FM, 5th Floor, LSA Building, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jazz
films will be shown at the same time in MLB 3.
Blood Donor Coord. Council - Faculty & staff Blood Donor Clinic, 9 a.m.-3
p.m., call 763-9029 for appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
UAC - Impact Jazz Dance Workshop with exercise routines, Union
Ballroom, 7 p.m.
Rackham, LSA, Western Europ. Studies, Victorian Semester '84 -
Videotape, "The Irish Question." Angell, Rm. 106, noon.
Housing - Soul food dinner, Markley cafeteria, 4-8 p.m.
University, Allen said, because current
facilities make it difficult for depar-
tments to hold conferences here. "This
conference business is a good business
for (the various departments)," Allen
Although the University would have
no formal link to the center, the center
would be tied to other hotels in the area,
such as the Campus Inn and the Ann
The proposed site, across the street
from City Hall at Fifth and Huron
Streets, is currently owned by
Comerica Bank. Allen said the bank is
"extremely supportive" of his plan.
THE CENTER would be completed
by 1987 at the earliest, Allen said.
Also last week, Democrat Doris
Preston easily defeated Barbara
Rachelson in the Fifth Ward in the
city's only council primary.
Preston will now face Republican
Sally Pennington in the April 2 general
election, a race which could give the
Democrats a majority on council for
the first time in more than ten years. If
Democrats win three of the five races in
the April election, the Republicans will
lose their current 6-5 majority.
PRESTON received more than 700
votes to Rachelson's 450.
The two candidates took similar
positions on the major issues. Both sup-
ported a city-sponsored shelter for the
homeless, an increase in human service
funding, and less stringent enforcement
of city parking regulations.
Preston said that she wasn't sur-
prised by her margin of victory, but
that she was surprised by the large
number of Democrats who showed up
for the election. "We had a very good
turnout," she said.
Preston said she believes she can
defeat Pennington, but added, "I think
it will be a close race."
City Council last week unanimously
passed a resolution asking City Ad-
ministrator Godfrey Collins to allocate
an additional $1.3 million to street
repairs in the 1984-85 budget.
Critics said, however, that the
measure was meaningless since the
council cannot order Collins to put the
money in the budget, and that the ad-
ditional funds would simply hurt other
city programs such as social services.
The entire city budget will be presen-
ted to the council after the April elec-
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