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Possible juror says,
De Lorean set up
L OS ANGELES (AP) - John De The candidate said he could be a fair
Lorean's attorneys struggled in vain juror although he believes De Lorean
yesterday to seat a prospective juror was unfairly tried in the news media,
who said he believed the automaker that he suffered because of FBI sur-
was too smart to become involved in a veillance tapes and possibly was
cocaine deal and was probably set up. framed.
The young man denounced the FBI THE YOUNG man said he became in-
for its many "sting" operations and terested in De Lorean's case when he
said: "I think whenever you.deal with a heard that U.S. District Judge Robert
person, you shouldn't go around trying Takasugi was trying to block broadcast
to trap him like an animal." of the FBI videotapes.
OF DE LOREAN, the celebrity "I admire the judge for sticking up
automaker charged with drug traf- for a person's constitutional rights," he
ficking, he said: "I don't think he's that said.
kind of person. I think he's smarter The most exhaustive examination of
than that;" the prospect came from Assistant U.S.
The silver-haired De Lorean, accused Attorney Robert Perry, one of the
of conspiring to distribute $24 million prosecutors.
worth of cocaine, leaned forward in his THE YOUNG man told Perry he
chair and listened intently as the man blamed the government for release of
was quizzed for more than one hour. the De Lorean tapes.
So far, 41 of 79 jury prospects He also said that from observing the
questoned have been accepted for the tapes of De Lorean with the alleged
next phase of questioning. drug dealers, he thought De Lorean
DEFENSE attorney Howard Weit- "was listening to what they had to of-
zman complained outsides the cour- fer" and probably would have been
troom that "every prospective juror smart enough not to get involved."
who is willing to accept the fact that The judge interrupted, asking "Sir,
John could have been set up is being are you saying as far as your state of
dismissed. mind, it would be impossible for Mr.
"But if they presume him guilty, De Lorean to be involved in a drug
they're allowed to stay. We don't think transaction?"
it's fair."
-H APPENINGS-
Highlight
International Students Concerns Committee is sponsoring Bates Inter-
national Night tonight at 7:30 in the Bursley cafeteria. The evening will
feature multi-cultural exhibits, entertainment, and culinary delights.
Films
. Alternative Action - The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time, 7:30 & 9 p.m.,
MLB 4.
Classic Film Theatre - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 5:15 & 9 p.m.;
Jabewocky, 7:10 & 10:50 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Hill Street Cinema - Casablanca, 8 & 10 p.m., 1429 Hill.
AAFC - Fanny and Alexander, 4 & 7:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Two - The Man Who Fell to Earth, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Mediatrics - One Flew Over the Cockoo's Nest, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema Guild - Last Tango in Paris, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch.
Performances
School of Music - Opera, Hansel and Gretel, 8 p.m., Power Center; Mark
Toews, harpsichord recital, 4 p.m., Recital Hall; Mira Radakovich, voice
recital, 6 p.m., Recital Hall; Kevin McMahon, violin recital, 8 p.m., Recital
Hall.
Professional Theater Program - Children, 8 p.m., Trueblood Theatre,
Frieze.
Ark - Electricity, 8p.m.,1421 Hill.
Residential College - Dance Concert, "Almost Walking," 8 p.m.,
Residential College Aud., East Quad.
Japanese Studies - Koto performance and children's songs, 2 p.m.,
Museum of Art.
Young People's Theater - When It All Began, 2 p.m., Performance Net-
work, 410 W. Washington.
Junior Theatre Company - Cinderella, 1 & 3:30 p.m., Pioneer High
School.
Meetings
Muslim Students Association - Session on Qur'an interpretation and basic
Islamic theology/ideology, 7:30 p.m., Muslim House, 407 N. Ingalls.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2-7 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 9-11 a.m., Martial Arts Rm., CCRB.
Miscellaneous
Common Ground Theatre - Workshop, Kathy Gantz Morse, "Movement
Exploration," 11:30a.m.-1 p.m., Synergy Studio, 410 W. Washington.
Artists' & Craftsmen's Guild - Portfolio boxes workshop, Rachel Kahn, 10
a.m.-1 p.m., Artspace Rm., Union.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - Photography class, Jeff Holcombe, 10:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Interfaith Council for Peace - Memorial service for Archbishop Romero,
St. Mary's Student Council, 331 Thompson.
American Prolife University Students - Rosey Santiago, "Minorities and

Abortion," 10 a.m., Alumni Center.v
Baha'i Faith - Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Union.
Flame Waves - Workshop in meditation and concentration, 11 a.m. & 3
p.m., League.
Ann Arbor Art Association - Advice and designs for custom handmade
wedding bands, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gallery Shop, 117 W. Liberty.
Affirmative Action - Minority Women's Conference, "Survival Career
Development and Networking," 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Union.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Malicious Intent

The Michigan Daily - Saturday, March 24, 1984 - Page 3

Daily Photo by DAVID FKANt
Frank Wilkinson, executive director emeritus of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation, gestures to
an audience of 25 in an Ann Arbor home last night, as he speaks against a proposed immigration bill.

High school
minorit
students.,'
get taste
Of campus.
By MARLA GOLD
In an effort to let minority students
"know they are wanted," the Univer-
sity played host to a group of 145 high
school seniors this week who camped
out in dormitories to get a taste of
college life, said program coordinator
Don Perigo.
When the potential students from
across the state leave campus this after-
noon, Perigo said he hopes the four-day
orientation will convince them to return
in the fall.
ALTHOUGH this year's group of
Native American, Asian, Hispanic, and
black students is "by far the, largest"
compared to the previous high of 95, the
University is still faced with the con-
tinuing problem of sagging black
enrollment.
Last year, the number of black -r
students at the University dropped
from 5.2 percent to 4.9 percent.
"Hopefully, (the program) reflects a
more positive image (of the Univer-
sity)," said Perigo.
DURING THEIR stay, the students
received words of wisdom on campus
survival from currently enrolled
minority students who hosted the
group.
The temporary roommates attended
classes and workshops while indulging
in such luxuries as dormitory chow and
community bathrooms.
Although Charmia Ylagan from
Grand Raplids who stayed in West Quad
since Wednesday was enthusiastic
about the campus, she contends that
"mom's (cooking) is better" than
cafeteria cuisine.
Carrying a bag containing a new pair
of University of Michigan gym shorts,
Chip Lash said the orientation program
helped him make his decision to return
as a freshman here in the fall.
Vidya Pai who stayed in Couzens dor-
mitory said she attended some English
classes on her own instead of sticking
with her host's course schedule which
included calculus, logic, and
philosophy.
Pai who lives in Farmington Hills,
said she was glad she attended the
program because she will know her
way around campus in the fall.

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By CURTIS MAXWELL
A bill that would crack down on
illegal aliens in the United States is
the "the most racist" piece of
legislation to reach the floor of
Congress in the past 50 years, said
civil rights activist Frank Wilkinson
last night.
Speaking to a crowd of 25 gathered
in a house at 1006 Lincoln, Wilson said
the proposed Simpson-Mazzoli bill on
immigration would require, all U.S.
citizens to carry a national iden-.
tification card.
" (BUT)THE ONLY people who will
have to show (the identificaion card)
are the Puerto Ricans and the Asians,
not the rest of us WASPS," said
Wilkinson, the emeritus executive
director of the National Committee
Against Repressive Legislation.
But according to a Congressional
spokesman the Simpson-Mazzoli bill
would not require a national iden-
tification card.
During the 1950s Wilkinson served a
one-year term in federal prison

bill rascist, activist says,
because he refused to disclose his greatest we have ever seen," he said.
political affiliation to the House Un- Wilkinson cited the
American Activities Committee. disproportionate number of poor and
AT LAST night's speech co- black people in prison facing death
sponsored by the Washtenaw County
'The only people who will have to show
(the identification card) are the Puerto
Ricans and the Asians, not the rest of us.
WASPS.'
- Frank Wilkinson
civil rights activist

Civil Liberties Union and the
American Friends Service Committee
,Wilkinson warned the audience of the
repressive direction President
Reagan is leading the country.
Many of the measures Reagan
supports would stifle civil rights,
Wilkinson said.
"The dangers we face ahead are the

row. Recent Senate-approved
legislation limits the rights of death
row prisoners to appeal their cases to
the federal government, he said.
Without question, Reagan is "the
worst president we have had in 50
years" and has done the most damage
to civil rights, Wilkinson said.

Prison reform-p lan re jected

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (UPI) - A federal judge rejected a
plan to improve Michigan's prisons yesterday and ordered
the state and the U.S. Justice Department to draft a new
proposal within 30 days.
U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen said the consent decree
put before him by the state. and the justice department, a
plan that called for Michigan to spend some $29 million to
improve its three largest prisons, was unenforceable.
ENSLEN SAID, however, a document accompanying the
consent decree contained language that he felt could be used
in drafting an acceptable settlement to resolve conditions
that violated the civil rights of. prisoners at the Michigan
reformatory in Ionia, the Southern Michigan State Prison
at Jackson and the Northern Branch Prison at Marquette.
The judge said the new consent decree should be submitted
to him and to the American Civil Liberties Union and a group
of Jackson inmates'involved in a separate but related federal
case. The ACLU's national prison project and the inmates'
group were allowed to intervene in the case by Enslen, who
said their concerns regarding prisoners may well be affected
by the language contained within whatever agreement is
reached by the state and the justice department.

After those groups review the proposal and the state and
justice department have 15 days to respond, Enslen said th
parties will return to his courtroom June 11 to review the
proposed settlement.
During the five-hour hearing, Enslen heard testimony from
justice department attorneys who said the five page consent
decree and an accompanying 54 page document would be suf-
ficient to resolve unconstitutional conditions in Michigan
prisons.-
Paul Lawrence, the justice department's chief attorney in
the case, said his department contacted the Michigan Depar-
tment of Corrections and ordered negotiations to begin on
bettering prison conditions immediately after learning of the
1981 prison riots at three prisons named in the consent
decree.
The ACLU claims the plan is merely voluntary, and wants
the Justice Department to make it mandatory for the state to
comply. The prisoners' group wants Jackson removed, from
the order because of its involvement in a class-action suit
pending before the U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Correction
John Haughton was charged with
scalping tickets to last November's
Michian-Ohio State game, but was
not arrested for the offense. A story on
his trial in yesterday's Daily incorrec-
tly said Ann Arbor Police Officer Tom
Seyfried arrested Haughton. The story!
also incorrectly spelled the officer's
name as Seyfere.
James Burchell, a Democratic city
council candidate for the 2nd Ward,
supports a proposed tax of up to 1.5
mills for city street repairs. A story in
yesterday's Daily incorrectly stated
he was against the proposal. He said he
is against a similar $1.3 million project
proposed by his Republican opponent
James Blow.

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