By GEORGEA KOVANIS
An Ypsilanti businessman died early
yesterday morning at University
Hospital, fifteen hours after being shot
ir the neck by two men police say may
hiave been hired to kill him.
Police say that Jack Brown, an in-
surance and real estate broker, was
working at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday
when two white gunmen entered his of-
ONE OF THE MEN herded office
employees into a bathroom while the
other shot Brown, Ypsilanti police
spokeswoman Rosie Williamson said.
, Brown, 47, was taken to Beyer
Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti and
later moved by helicopter to University
hospital where he died at 2 a.m.
Police are still puzzling over the
motive for the attack. They suspect the
two -men may have been hired to kill
3rown by someone who had a grudge
against him, Williamson said. She
would not comment on whether the
police know of someone who may have
wanted to kill him.
SHE SPECULATED, however, that
because Brown is such a common
name, the gunmen may have shot the
The Ypsilanti police department has
begun searching for the two gun men.
k)ne who witnesses described as about
y9, was wearing blue insulated
coveralls and a blue knit cap during
that attack. The other man, described
as Obout 6-3, was wearing a beige
jacket. This man is suspected of doing
the actual shooting.
The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 13, 1984 - Page 3
Israeli expert forsees little.
hope for Mideast peace
By CLAUDIA GREEN
A political scientist from Israel painted a dark picture of
peace prospectors in the Mideast yesterday afternoon, before
a small group at Rackham Assembly Hall.
"I don't see the Israeli and Arab situations coming to any
solutions," said Ira Sharkansky, a professor from the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
SHARKANSKY, who emigrated to Israel from the United
States nine years ago, said even in this stalemate he thinks
the outlook is brighter for Israel than for the Palestinians.
"The Palestinians will join the long list of people that
remain nations without states," he said.
Sharkansky said Palestinians living on the West Bank have
a problem that "I cannot solve."
Despite the continued homelessness of the Palestinians,
Sharkansky said, "I have no problems at all with continued
Israeli expansion in the Middle East."
SHARKANSKY'S SPEECH came just four days after the
Ann Arbor City Council refused to sponsor a resolution
calling for the U.S. to withold aid equivalent to what Israel
spends on the West Bank territories settled since the 1967
The resolution, sponsored by the People for the
Reassessment of Aid to Israel (PRAI) can still appear on the
April ballot, but not with the council's endorsement.
Sharansky, commenting on the proposal, said if the
U.S. were to cut off aid to the settlements it would make
many Israelis "angry as hell." He also said it would be dif-
ficult for the U.S. to determine what percentage of its foreigr -
aid goes specifically to the West Bank.
ALTHOUGH SHARKANSKY acknowledged the importan-
ce of America's aid to Israel, he pointed to the successful in-
vasion of Beirut as an example of Israel's independence from
the U.S. Despite the fact that Israel has one of the highest in-
flation rates in the world, Sharkansky said Israel could sur-
vive even a drastic cutback in U.S. aid. "Israel has a viable
economy," he said.
But Sharkansky said that Israelis, like Americans, are inm
volved in a running debate about whether their troops in",
Lebanon should pull out or remain.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has said Israel will
not leave Lebanon without a simultaneous pullout by Syria;
but they are assessing the possibility of new troop positions
or withdrawals. Sharkansky said as a result of the
reassessment the Lebanon situation "might change in the
nt fe days"
He said the recent release of U.S. Lt. Robert Goodman by,
Syria may indicate a thaw. "What's happening in Syria may
be signals for Israel."
Sharkansky is spending the academic year at the Univer-"
sity of Wisconsin. His Michigan visit was sponsored by the,.
Institution of Students and Faculty on Israel, the Union of
Students for Israel, and American Professors for Peace in
the Middle East.
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLFj
Professor Ira Sharkansky of Hebrew University in Jerusalem predicts con-
tinued U.S. aid to Israel in a speech at Rackham Auditorium yesterday.
Shelter proposal to
face full city council
By ERIC MATTSON
A proposal for a homeless shelter
passed its last hurdle yesterday before
reaching the Ann Arbor City Council as
the city's Advisory Committee on
Emergency Housing approved a site at
415 N. Fourth Ave. by a 9-2 vote.
The committee's chairman, Coun-
cilman Richard Deem (R-2nd Ward)
cast one of the two no votes, sym-
pathizing with the concerns of mem-
bers of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Church, whose property borders the
THE CITY council will vote on the
shelter at its next meeting Thursday
Deem said the site chosen was the
best that could be found, "but I really
am reluctant to force this on the (St.
Church members continue to oppose
the shelter because of its potential
threat to the safety of parishioners, and
meetings this week with Deem and
fellow committee member and Coun-
cilman Larry Hunter (D-1st Ward)
could not allay their fears.
If the site is approved, the city would
begin leasing the property on Jan. 20 at
a cost of $1210 per month. Changes in
the structure, which would house 24
people, could cost the city up to $12,000
THE RESOLUTION states that fun-
ding for the shelter would come from
the General Fund Contingency and
Community. Development Funds, and.
that the shelter would be run by a non-
The council's approval of the
resolution is not the final obstacle in the
long struggle to find an emergency
By SHARON SILBAR
Don't step on the slippery "M" in the
Diag; avoid the underside of ladders
and thank heaven there isn't a full
It's Friday the 13th, and if you en-
counter bad luck as often you step on
cracks in the sidewalk, you may be wise
to stay in a warm bed with a good book.
MAYBE A BIG, fat safe book like
Encyclopedia Americana. That's what
I thought until I opened the book to the
Friday the 13th entry on my first at-
tempt. The poltergeists in the UGLI
seemed to be getting a head start.
Francis Lee Utley writes in the ar-
ticle that in the "stress-filled 1960s and
1970s, many old beliefs, such as those in
astrology and witchcraft, have gained
popularity in the United States and
Although almost all of the UGLI's
bopks on superstition and the occult
were checked out yesterday, few on
the streetsof An Arbor admitted to a
fear of the uncanny.
"I'M NOT afraid of anything," in-
sisted law student Dan Besser. "It's a
day just like any other."
But even if they wouldn't admit to,
uneasiness themselves, most had a cer1;
tain "friend", who wasn't quite so
A postal worker collecting mail in the
Union said her brother is "scared toy
death" by the day. Apparently he's had:
two auto accidents in his life, both on
Friday the 13th. Does he do anything
different on the unhappy day when *
Friday and the 13th coincide? "HeN
doesn't like to drive," she said.
MAURA MCCALLEN, a graduate
student in the School of Public Health
says there's a rational explanation for
all this fuss. "It's all psychological,"
she explained. "If you let it, it will af-
And if you are prone to accidents and
calamities anyway, tomorrow provides
a convenient excuse. "If things go
wrong, you can blame it on the day,"
said a man in the basement of the
But if you like stiff hairs on the back
of your neck andgoomepimples oh your
skin, not everybne ii town is digintuing
the day with a condescending sniff. The
Michigan Theater: is capitalizing o,
your hunger for shaking nerves with
special showings of The Shining and
Seattle forester and attorney Ann Burns will speak on "Legal and Policy
Issues in Forest Land Management" in the Dana Building, Room 1040, at 3
pxm. The lecture is part of the Laird, Norton Distinguished Visitor Series at
the School-of Natural Resources.
AAFC - What's Up, Tiger Lily?, 7 & 10 p.m., MLB 4.
AAFC - What's New Pussycat, 8:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema II -Tales of Ordinary Madness, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A.
Ann Arbor Public Library - A Different Kind of Winning; It's Me
Claudia!, 2:30 p.m., main library room.
Cinema Guild - Tootsie, 7 & 9:10 p.m., Lorch Hall.
The Ark - David Van Ronk, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Cult Heroes, Destroy All Monsters, Invaders - 9:30 p.m., above the
Heidelberg, 215 N. Main.
Christian Medical Society - Jane Krumlauf, "Nature of Man and His
Spiritual Needs,"7 p.m., 2901 Taubman LRC.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class - 7:30 p.m., University Reformed Church.
Korean Christian Fellowship - 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., Memorial Christian
Church, 730 Tappan.
Duplicate Bridge Club -7:15 p.m., The Michigan League.
Tae Kwon Do Club - 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Room.
Ann Arbor New Jewish Agenda - Shabbat potluck followed by a
discussion on nuclear concerns. 994-5171.
Muslim Students Association - 9 p.m., International Muslim House, 407 N.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates -9 p.m., Law Club Lounge.
Nuclear Engineering Colloquium - 3:30 p.m. White Auditorium, Cooley
Museum of Art - Art Break, 12:10 p.m.
UM Folk Dance Club - international folk dancing, 8 p.m., corner of State
and William streets.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
... favors homeless shelter
shelter. The Planning Commission
Housing Board of Appeals and the
Zoning Board of Appeals still must ap-
prove the site.
Under terms of the lease' the city
would be responsible for all im-
provements on the building, while
Brauer Investment Co., which owns the
property, would be responsible for all
landscape and parking costs.
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