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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 13, 1987-- Page 3
Council ponders year 2000
By EVE BECKER and the "sorries" they felt about the will present the ideas gathered, at last housing.
A group of Ann Arbor citizens city of Ann Arbor. night's session and in 40 other
who are trying to gain input into Ann Arbor resident Peg Talbert sessions held across the city, to a Councilmember Dick Deem (R-
planning the future of the city asked asked councilmembers and admin- community assembly. Third Ward) said he was sorry the
the city council and department heads istrators to brainstorm ideas for the University has put up so litle of its
to help envision the city in the year city though she added, "For you pol- The council and department heads own housing and so many parking
2000. iticians it may be really hard to get formed four small brainstorming structures.
in an idealistic frame of mind." groups. The groups decided that they The groups listed a downtown area
Ann Arbor Area 2000 asked the, The "futuring" group was es- were most proud of the cultural with a mix of housing, retail stores,
officials to report all that they saw, tablished eight months ago as part of events, community vitality, park parks, and offices, a trash to energy
heard, and touched as if they were an organization called Planned systems, and lack of crime in Ann plant, and "racially balanced schools
examining the city from a hot air Change Associates which has held Arbor. The list of "sorries" included with children laughing, playing, and
balloon 13 years in the future. The planning sessions in 80 communities the condition of the road systems in singing in harmony" as elements of
officials also expressed the "prouds" nationwide. On March 14 the group the city and the lack of affordable an ideal Ann Arbor.
Panel can set death penalty guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice
Department said yesterday that guidelines for
imposing the death penalty may legally be
instituted by the U.S. Sentencing
Commission, which is revamping sentencing
procedures for people convicted of federal
crimes.
The department's Office of Legal Counsel
said that "to conclude that the sentencing
commission lacks authority to promulgate
guidelines pertaining to capital punishment
would be to narrow artificially the scope of
the sentencing commission's comprehensive
authority."

The legal counsel's office, headed by
Assistant Attorney General Charles Cooper,
said that "should the commission promulgate
capital sentencing guidelines, there is no
doubt that sentencing courts would be
obligated to abide by them."
The opinion concluded that the death
penalty for certain crimes was authorized under
the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which
created the panel now drafting sentencing
guidelines.
A number of federal laws contain death
penalty provisions for such crimes as treason,
espionage, and air piracy.

However, the Supreme Court in a 1972
case, Furman vs. Georgia, invalidated certain
state death penalty laws. It said the
administration of capital punishment had
become too "arbitrary and capricious" to meet
constitutional tests banning cruel and unusual
punishment.
Many state legislatures subsequently
rewrote their death penalty laws to institute
procedural safeguards, but Congress has not
done so. In face, in order to get the
Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 passed,
Congress decided not to deal with a number of
controversial criminal justice issues, including
capital punishment.

Hitting the Slopes Daily Photo by LESLIE BOORsTEIN
The first snowfall brings dauntless individuals to climb the slopes of the
Arb and enjoy the sport of "traying."
Betas leave hotel for

remodeled
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the 74 members. It will receive its
certificate of occupancy this week.
Alumni contributed $500,000 in
donations for the house, and the
fraternity borrowed another
$350,000.
Storeowner Stanley Kresge and
newspaper owner Bill Johnson,
Beta alumni, were major financial
contributors to the project.
LSA senior Jim Rabaug said,
"We are blessed by large number of
alumni who are involved in dif-
ferent fields." Many have donated
supplies such as lumber, paint, and
yother materials.
sThe Betas plan to use the do.

house
nations to equip the house with
such features as an elevator for the
handicapped, cable television in the
bedrooms, an extensive stereo sys-
tem, a fireplace for the living room,
and a balcony overlooking State
Street
Because the fratemity didn't have
a house, it sponsored few social
events last semester and is planning
to use its surplus social budget to
throw several parties this semester.
Although fraternity meetings
were held in classrooms for a while,
Beta members say they were
organized throughout the dislo-
cation, and successfully recruited
pledges.

Become a Daily photographer-
Get into concerts for free,
Go backstage and meet the stars,
Stand on the sidelines at U of M
football games,
Impress members of the opposite sex (or
the same sex, if you prefer).

POLICE NOTES
Man jumps to death Packard, and took an undetermined
Ann Arbor police2are ti'ves - amountof money.
tigating yesterday's suicide of an Also, The Great Escape, 1236
Ypsilanti resident, ac'rding to South University, was robbed of an
Staff Sgt. Jinkerson. The victim, unidentified amount of cash by a
identified only as a 31 year-old suspect who forced a door open,
male, jumped from the top level of Suomala said.
a structure at Fourth and William
Street. Sled accident
University Hospital officials S l aidnt
pronounced the victim dead on . Suomala said Michael Beere was
arrival. Jinkerson said that the taken to University Hospital
victim had been living at an Saturday after a sledding accident in
Ypsilanti half-way house, the Arboretum. Beere's sled hit a
Yslaie fw h . mound of snow that caused it to
Burglaries flip. He complained of back pains
Police are also investigating two and was rescued by helicopter since
campus area break-ins that occurred rescue vehicles were not able to
over the weekend, according to Sgt. reach him.
Jan Suomala. A suspect entered -By Steve Blonder
through an unlocked door at 701
THE LIST

Campus Cinema
Le Coquille Et Le Clergyman
(Germaine Dulac, 1928), AAFC,
TRI, 7 p.m., MLB 3.
Surreal images, Freudian references
and attacks on the church are blended
together in the mind of a priest with
some unholy impulses. Written by
and starring Antonin Artaud.
Le Bonheur (Agnes Varda, 1965),
AAFC, TRI, 7:45 p.m., MLB 3.
A guy's got the hots for two women
at the same time! Oh, those French!
Nathalle Granger (M. Duras,
1972),,AAFC, TRI, 9:15 p.m.,
MLB 3.
A rebellious schoolgirl rebels in a
male-dominated society. Right on,
sister!
Black Orpheus (Marchel Camus,
1959), MTF, -7:45 p.m., Michigan
Theater.
The lives of a streetcar conductor and
a country gal. Portuguese with sub -
titles.
8mm Films of Stan Brakhage,
Eye, 8 p.m., 214 N. Fourth.
Four of Stan's best from '76.
Speakers
Robert Poreda - "Application of
Helium Isotopes in Geochemistry."
Dept. of Geological Sciences, 4
p.m., 4001 C.C. Little Bldg.
Frederick Busch - Reading

From His Work, Dept. of English
and Visiting Writers Series, 4p.m.,
Rackham West Conference Room.
Adrian Wade - "Minds Over
Matter: Machine Intelligence in the
Laboratory," Dept. of Chemistry, 4
p.m., 1300 Chemistry Bldg.
William Gray - "Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.: The Unfinished
Agenda," 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Meetings
National Organization of
Women - "Reproductive Free -
dom," 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church,
1917 Washtenaw Ave.
Career Planning and Place-
ment - "Preparing for the Summer
Job Fair," 4:10 p.m., MLB Lecture
Room 1.
Revolutionary History Series
- "Germany 1919-1923: The Lost
Revolutions," 7 p.m., 435 Mason
Hall.
Hill Street Cinema - Open
House, 6:45 p.m., Hillel, 1429 Hill
St.
Furthermore
American Red Cross - fe-
saving Review Course, 7 p.m.,
Tappan Junior High School (994-
2326).
Michigan National - Employer
presentations, 7 p.m., Michigan
Union. Pendelton Room.

Portfolio review: Sunday, January 18, 1987.
Bring your own B&W photos. 5:00 P.M. at
Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard.
Call Andi or Scott at 764-0562 for more info.

CORRECTIONS
-A Campus Cinema listing in Friday's Daily said that in The African
Queen, Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn dodged the Japanese.
It was the Germans, in fact, that Bogey and Kate were trying to evade.

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