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Ninety-five Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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XCV No.11

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, September 18, 1984

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By KERY MURAKAMI
The Ann Arbor City Council last
night voted 10-1 to lower the penalty for
ticket scalping.
Under the resolution sponsored by
Councilmember James Blow (R-
Second Ward), ticket scalping will be
punishable by a $25 fine - considerably
more lenient than the state punishment
of a $100 fine and 90 days in jail.
CITY POLICE officers, however, will
have the option of arresting the scalper
and enacting the state punishment.
Blow said he hopes the city will pave
the way for a change in the state's
ticket scalping law.
"I see ticket scalping as government
getting involved in things they're not
needed for," Blow said. "I think the
government should stay off the backs of
the people," he added.
"I THINK this is a signal being sent
by the people of Ann Arbor. Hopefully,
we'll be able to change the state law."

ets $25
or scalpers

Councilmember Dick Deem (R-
Second Ward), the only councilmember
to oppose the resolution, said the new
law could encourage professional
scalpers. "I think this could send out
the wrong signal to professional
scalpers that implies that this city is
lenient. I don't know of any other city
that is doing this," he said. "I don't
think this is the kind of parade that we
should lead."
Deem said he was not convinced that
the new law - scheduled to go into ef-
fect Sept. 27 would benefit the city.
Last week ticket scalpers appeared
indifferent to the new rule.
"I'm here every Saturday," said one
ticket scalper standing in front of the
Michigan Union Saturday, who did not
want to be identified. "And I'll be here
every Saturday. I mean I clear at least
$65 on any given Saturday morning.
You think I'm going to quit because of a
$25 fine.

Other scalpers shared the same
opinion.
"I pull in a $100 a week," another
scalper said; "more for big games. So I
don't think the measure will have any
effect on big weeks like the Miami
Maybe there's a better way
to deal with scalping. See
page 7.
game two weeks ago. But I don't think
I'll risk it for something like the
Northwestern game," he said.
PROFESSIONAL scalpers, however,
make up only a small portion of the
crowd of scalpers in front of the
Michigan Union and near the stadium
every week. Most are students trying to
get rid of an extra ticket and it are these
students, who Blow said he wants to
protect.
See CITY, Page 3

Associated Press
. and inwith the new
Progressive Conservative Brian Mulroney leaves the Government House after being sworn in yesterday as Canada's
18th prime minister. As one of his first actions, Mulroney named six women, as many as ever before, to his Cabinet.

Doonesbury returns with many answers

NEW YORK (AP) - How many teeth
does Joanie Caucus' baby have? Will
Uncle Duke avoid the slammer after
trying to raise money for a documen-
tary about a dope-dealing autotycoon?
Do. Western-style props still clutter a
White House stage set?
These and other nagging questions
will be answered for millions of readers
who haven't had a "Doonesbury" fix in
20 months when the celebrated comic
strip returns Sept. 30.
BUT EXACTLY what Pulitzer Prize-
winning cartoonist Garry Trudeau will
put in those first panels is a closely
guarded secret at Universal Press Syn-
dicate in Fairway, Kan.
And Trudeau, who dodges interviews
like a seasoned matador sidesteps
charging bulls, isn't talking.
"Garry works on a 10-day deadline,
and anyone who says anything about it

in house will lose their head," said
Universal spokeswoman Victoria
Houston.
"THE WRITING will stay pretty
similar," chimed in editorial director
Lee Salem. "He will weave the lives of
his characters into political headlines.
There will be the same characters and
they'll be a little older.
"A lot of it is so much dependent on
the news," Salem continued.
"So he's waiting until the very last
minute. Who could have predicted a
woman as vice presidential candidate?
She Geraldine Ferraro is certainly
eligible for the strip."
IN FACT, just about all of the powers
and pawns of the political world
Tirudeau skered in the"strip's first 12
years are candidates for his pen, ink
and parody. But no matter, most
politicos love it.

"Life without 'Doonesbury' has
meant far more than life without a
morning laugh,' " said Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.). "His return makes
our national sense of humor whole
again."
Former President Jimmy Carter, in-
terviewed recently while happily at work
on a construction project in downtown
Manhattan, flashed the famous toothy
smile to show his delight that Trudeau
would return.
"I'M VERY happy about it," he said.
"I really missed it a lot."
When Carter was in office, he was a
frequent target in the newspaper strip.
"He parodied some of my cherished
techniques in responding to abusive
news reporters' q iestions," the form'ner
president said. "I thought I was getting
away with it because the Washington
press corps didn't pick up on it, but

Garry did."
Former Congresswoman Millicent
Fenwick of New Jersey was immor-
talzed by Trudeau in the pen and ink
persona of Lacey Davenport, the in-
trepid and unassuming member of
Congress whose nose was turned up in
permanent noblesse oblige.
"WE'RE ALL comics. It's just that
we don't recognize it," Mrs. Fenwick
said on a recent visit to the United Staes
from Rome, where she's working with
the United Nations on world hunger.
"I don't think Lacey will ever come
back because I think he's interested in
the political scene in Washington and,
I'm no longer a part of it," she said.
The 36-year-old Trudeau announced
in September 19-2 that he would take a:
20-month sabbatical from the
"Doonesbury" strip to give himself a
"breather," allow his characters to

move from attitudes of the '60s to the
'80's and pursue other creative and per-
sonal projects.
WHILE FANS fiddled with other fun-
nies, Trudeau fathered twins with wife
Jane Pauley of the "Today" show and
sent Zonker, B.D. and gang to Broad-
way. The musical, Doonesbury, which
opened last November to lukewarm
reviews, served as a bridge between
where the strip left off and where it will
pick up, Salem said.
Trudeau wrote the book and lyrics
and Elizabeth Swados composed the
music for the show, which took place in
the Walden commune on graduation
day. Michael Doonesbury, the dithering
major-domo of the commune,
graduates with a degree in business
administration and becomes engaged
to Joan Jr.
See DOONESBURY, Page 3

Trudeau
... ends 20-month sabbatical

Cabbage
Patch
fever Stil
burns at
Brimrwood
By DOV COHEN
They waited and waited and waited,
hoping their patience would be rewar-
D ded. But some stood around for seven
hours and still left empty-handed.
Last year, Cabbage Patch dolls were
so popular they caused riots in toy
stores across the country - there just
didn't seem to be enough to go around.
This year, the soft dolls are still
popular. And they're still hard to find.
THE CABBAGE Patch kids are
unique. Each one comes with a birth
certificate for the owner. And if the doll
is lost, Coleco, the doll's manufacturer,
will send the bereaved "parent" a
death certificate.
About 50 people stood outside the
Kay-Bee Toy and Hobby Store in the
Briarwood Mall yesterday for the
chance to purchase a $36.99-$38 with tax
- cabbage kid.
See THE, Page :>

A banner year for pot, says 'Max'

MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) - "Mendocino Max" and
fellow marijuana growers are preparing for this year's
California pot harvest, a crop that's the target of anti-pot
commandoes who are heading for the fields with rifles,
helicopters, and the will to destroy dope.
Some estimates have put the value of California's
marijuana crop at $2 billion, which would approximately
equal milk and cream, the state's number one legal
agricultural products. But those charged with destroying
the sinsemilla - a potent, seedless species - say they don't
know what the pot crop is worth.
"I don't think anyone can say how much marijuana is out
there, although it's a significant amount," said Kati Cor-
saut, spokeswoman for the Campaign Against Marijuana
Planting, a dope-destroying force involving local, state, and

federal law enforcement agents, some of whom are volun-
teers.
THE HARVEST SEASON for northern California's
marijuana started in August and should run for a few weeks
more. A grower with the pseudonym "Mendocino Max"
says the new crop is the greatest he's seen.
CAMP participants in the project to eradicate the
marijuana gardens, ranging from a few plants to hundreds
of acres, have an annual budget of $1.9 million. That would
be the take for 950 plants, at the current market rate of
about $2,000 each. An ounce of sinsemilla will cost the con-
sumer up to $225.
So far this year, the dope-busters-packing m-16 rifles
See BUMPER, Page 2

Student dies in design class
By NEIL CHASE

A graduate architecture student died
of an apparent heart attack yesterday
in a design class despite several studen-
ts' efforts to revive her.
The woman, a Finnish student whose
name was not immediately released;
leaned back and appeared to be stret-
ching, according to witness Gary Jen-
sen, another graduate architecture
student.
"The student was lying over her stool
backwards," said instructor Tividar
Balogh. He said he helped lower the

woman to the floor and went to call an
ambulance while several students
began resuscitation efforts.
"She wasn't breathing and there was
no heart rate," said architecture
student Daniel Wilkinson. "She was
blue in the face," Wilkinson said. He
began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
while another student performed CPR
chest compressions.
"No one was doing anything,"
Wilkinson said. "I figured. . . it was my
duty to jump in."

Many of the 400 students in the design
lab were unaware of the-incident, said
Jensen, adding that the students near
the woman were quite calm and
cooperative.
Rescue workers attempted to revive
the woman and took her to University
Hospital where an autopsy will be per-
formed this week.
"She was sitting next to me and she
seemed .fine" before the incident, Jen-
sen said. "Nobody knew her. It was her
first term here."

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Cabbage Patch dolls wait patiently for adoption by customers who had lined
up all day for the dolls at the Kay-Bee Toy & Hobby store in Briarwood Mall
yesterday.

TODAY
Pickled polls
R onald reagan is supported by conservatives andj
Walter Mondale is backed by organized labor-butj
who are the pickle packers going to vote for? Pickle
Packers International is going to find out with what it bills,
tongue-in-cheek, as the first-ever industrywide Pickle
Presidential Poll. "We know that the pickle itself leans
neither right nor left," said the group's executive vice
nresident, William Moore. "but . . . the pickle

Complex Oedipus
A man in Charlotte, Tenn., who unwittingly married his
mother pleaded repeatedly for a divorce after he
discovered the relationship, but she vowed "to make up
some wild criminal charge" if he left her, the son's attorney
said. Danny Bass, 26, ran away and joined the Army when,
a few months after they wed on Jan. 21, 1978, "his
suspicions were confirmed" that his wife was actually his
mother, attorney Doug Jackson said. Jackson said Mrs':
Bass refused his entreaties to end their marriage. "She
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criminal charge against him if he divorced her." Mrs.
Bass, a plump and graying woman who married four times
before she wed her son, was "obsessed" with preventing
another woman from having him, the attorney said. Dan
Cook, assistant district attorney general, said the bizarre
case "is a violation of our morals and strikes at the heart of
our family unit which I think is the basis of our whole
system of society." Authorities said Bass is the son of the
woman's first husband and that she gave him up for adop-
tion when he was 3 to Horace Sullivan, the brother of one of
her other ex-husbands.

now. Maybe never," he said as his formally dressed cooks
and waiters set up the banquet. "We are self-confessed
winos," said one of the four, Roy Hodges. "Make no
mistake." Ferrari made the men stay away from the table
until everything was ready. "No, you can't come over here
yet," he said when one made a move toward the table. "It's
got to be perfect before you can sit down. It's going to be
delicious."
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