The Michigan Daily - Saturday, March 31, 1984 - Page 3
Dorm residents threaten
suit over typo in leases
By DAVID VANKER
A judge yesterday ordered Machelle
earson to appear in court on May 14 to
stand trial for the November slaying of
Ann Arbor resident Nancy Faber.
Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Ross Campbell set the trial date
yesterday in a pre-trial conference
which lasted only a few minutes.
PEARSON IS charged with one count
each of armed robbery, murder, and
session of a firearm. She faces a
maximum penalty of life imprison-
nept without parole if convicted on the
In a taped confession revealed at a
Bearing on January 4, Pearson said that
her. boyfriend, Ricardo Hart, planned
the, robbery which led to the fatal
shooting near the Kroger supermarket
at ; Plymouth and Green roads on
Hart was arrested January 6 and is
awaiting trial on charges of robbery,
tnurder, and possession of a firearm.
His trial is pending.
By DAVID VANKER
A student said yesterday that he and his roommates will sue
the University if the lease they signed for a triple in South
Quad is cancelled.
The lease incorrectly lists the price of the dorm roofn as
$2,194.46. A letter from the housing office to LSA freshman
Joseph Roberts and over 100 other students who signed leases
for dormitory triples states that the proper amount is
$2,452.10 and asks that the students sign new leases by April
3. If a new lease if not signed, the letter says, the incorrect
lease will be cancelled.
ROBERTS SAID yesterday he had spoken to an attorney to
discuss possible legal action. "We have a binding contract,"
Roberts said. "We purchased the lease. We weren't aware
that was an incorrect price."
Jonathan Rose, an attorney at Student Legal Services, said
the Housing Office may be bound to the original lease if the
students were unaware that the amount on those leases was
Roberts said he talked to Housing Information Director
Leroy Williams yesterday. "He said they're going to void the
leases April 3 whether or not we've signed the new lease,"
But Housing Advisor Marlene Mantyk said the University
would not automatically cancel the leases. "We '11 definitely
contact the students to see if they had enough time to respond
or if they just forgot."
She added, however, that the letter indicates the housing
office would void the lease of any student who refuses to sign
the new lease.
The letter, dated March 22, states "In the event you are
unable or unwilling to pay the amount set forth in the
corrected lease, please notify us immediately. The
previously executed Residence Hall Lease showing the
mistaken amount will be voided and returned to you."
Roberts, however, said he and his roommates would sue
the University if the lease which they signed is cancelled.
Mantyk said any lawsuit against the Housing Office would
be referred to the University's legal counsel.
University attorney Roderick Daane refused to comment
on the incorrect leases and said he was not aware of the
Students surround a burning car near Pretoria, South Africa yesterday,
following an accident in which the driver ran down several student
protestors in the road. The group, supporting a school boycott, then pulled
the driver from his car and set the car afire.
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President
Reagan, saying he is the real target of
Democratic attacks on Edwin Meese,
admitted to throwing his reading
glasses and using "unprintable
language" when he watches TV reports
on the subject.
"Sometimes I get mad," Reagan said
in an interview published Friday in
Gannett newspapers. "Look, I'm the
guy they're after with their
demagoguery. Well, all right then,
come after me."
NMEESE, A top White House aide
nominated by Reagan to be attorney
general, was criticized during Senate
confirmation hearings for receiving
financial aid from men who later got
Because so many questions wer'e
raised on that issue and others, Meese
asked the Justice Department to seek a
special prosecutor to investigate all the
charges against him, hoping the move
would clear the way for his eventual
Reagan said that when he watches
television reports on. Meese,
"Sometimes, I get mad." He said his
aides tell him that once in a while when
they see him "throw my glasses .. .
ad' about Meese attacks
'Look, I'm the guy they're after with their
demagoguery. Well, all right then, come af-
- President Ronald Reagan
Detroit Free Press television critic Mike' Duffy and "60 Minutes"
Producer Don Hewitt join several other speakers today in a conference on
"Television Criticism: The Profession and its Impact." The conference will
be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Auditorium 4 of the Modern Languages
Hill St. - Three Stooges Festival, 8 & 10:15 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Cinema 2 - Barbarella, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
AAFC - The Undead, 7 p.m.; Creature From the Haunted Sea, 8:20 p.m.;
The Terror, 9:30 p.m., Nat.'Sci.
Mediatrics - The Last Waltz, 7 & 9p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild - Apocalypse Now, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch.
Alt. Act. - Zelig, 7, 8:45 & 10:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Office of Major Events - Steve Goodman, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater.
PTP - Play, "Children,"8 p.m., Trueblood Arena.
Musket Theatre - Musical, "Chicago," 8 p.m., Power Center.
School of Music - Voice recital, Michael Lessens, 4 p.m.
Recital Hall. Trombone recital, James Fithian, 6 p.m., Women's Glee Club,
8 p.m., Rackham. Horn Recital, Patricia Evers, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Eclipse -The Henry Threadgill Sextet, 8 & 10:30 p.m., University Club.
Taiwanese Assoc. for Human Rights - Don Luce, "Human Rights in
Taiwan," 1 p.m., Room 1 Michigan League.
Rudolf Steiner Institute - Albert Kazak, "Starting Your Garden (Organic
and Biodynamic Hands-on)", 2-5 p.m., 1923 Geddes.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2-7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Common Ground Theatre - Workshop, Kathy Gantz Morse, "Movement
Exploration," 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Synergy Studio, 410 W. Washington.
Museum of Art - Flower arranging demonstration, 2 p.m.
-Rackham; LSA; English Dept. - Panel discussion with participants from
the conference on Biography, 10 a.m., Rackham Ampitheatre.
Muslim Students Assoc. - Sessions on Qur'an interpretation & Islam
theology/ideology, 7:30 p.m., Muslim House, 407 N. Ingalls.
Minority Student Services - Symposium, Juan Andrade, Felix Ojeda,
Salvador Sandoval, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Schorling & Whitneyauds.
Alternative Career fair - Workshops on jobs in media, labor, health, co-
. ops/business, art, law, government, technology, organizing, social services,
education, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., room 126 East Quad.
Baha'i FAith - Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Union.
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community can attend the hearing, but
they will not be invited directly by the
council or be given the special seating
for the invited guests.
The nine student, faculty and ad-
ministrator members of the council will
take student input from those present
and relay that to the University's
executive officers, according to Daniel
Sharphorn, who has been largely
responsible for organizing the logistics
of the hearing.
The low turnout at two previous
forums on the code led the council to
experiment with the special method of
encouraging students to attend the
He also said that the random-sample
method would help ensure that a
representative sample of students
will attend the hearing.
AT A FORUM held at the campus
chapel in mid-February, only 15 people
attended, and at a teach-in sponsoredc
by "No Code" earlier this month, only
about 45 people were present.
"It was decided that it was ap-
propriate to get more student input in a
more structuredwform. The other two
forums didn't work so well, so we
decided to try something new. People
are much more interested now," Shar-
Both Sharphorn and Eric Schnaufer,
vice president of the group "No Code"
have been invited by the council to sit
on a panel at the hearing to answer
questions about the code.
SCHNAUFER, a graduate student
who has been one of the most vocal op-
ponents of the code in recent months,
said that the University council's long
delay in holding the hearing indicates
that the University administration is
not genuinely interested in student
they know I'm angry."
THE PRESIDENT said his response
to those making charges against Meese
is, "Quit picking on people who haven't
done anything wrong and who actually
have made a sacrifice in order to serve
in government, and try to destroy
human beings the way they are."
Reagan said he used "unprintable
language for a minute or two" when he
saw a television report this week that
Meese had failed to relinquish jade and
gold cuff links he received from South
Korean officials last November.
Under federal law, government of-
ficials cannot keep any gift worth more
than $140. The White House Gift Unit
has decided the cuff links that Meese
and 11 others received were worth $375.
REAGAN noted that a number of
those who received the cuff links kept
them, apparently thinking the jewelry
was not worth more than $140.
"But I also learned that you can eat
yourself up with anger," he said. "I'd
rather eat them up.'?
Reagan also questioned the wisdom
of making government workers subject
to so many rules.
In another development Friday, an
aide to Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, (D-
Ohio)'said the senator may be coming
under attack himself for his criticism of
Meese's nomination as attorney
Tug of war
Mark Parr tugs on a cow wearing an advertising sign at Puck's Farm in Kleinburg, Ontario, yesterday. The ads, which
run for a year, sell for $500 per side on each cow and the farm reports that all the ads have sold out.
A Musical Vaudeville
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