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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 14, 1987 - Page 5

Shopping center may
replace Campus Theatre

Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH
Quick Thaw
is the worst over? Ice firm last week's snowstorm melts in the sun in an alley on 5th Street as tempemtumes climb to
over4O degrees yesterday.

ificials arrest
charge him n
(Continued from Page 1) agreement with
U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau investigation wa
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms therefore he coul
that joined the investigation, also information.
said they did not believe Escudero Escudero Apo
Aponte had acted alone. like fuel to set fi
They did not say who the other stacked in the h
suspects might be. ballroom, accor
Escudero Aponte is a member of filed by the F
the Teamsters union, and the union Court.
was involved in tense negotiations The 5-page
with management. Officials have Escudero Apont
not blamed the Teamsters for the about 2 p.m. D
fire, and union officials deny any fire about an
involvement. conclusion of au
RUDDEN SAID the phrase on the ballroom1
"in agreement with others," is the THE FIRE,
}"wordage for conspiracy." about 140 peof
Rivera Cruz said in a statement control through
that Escudero Aponte was charged then into the cas
with "setting fire to the Dupont where 91 oft
Plaza Hotel on New Year's Eve, in occurred, accordi

hotel employee,

By TERRY TATRO
As 1986 came to a close, so did
the Campus Theatre. The South
University movie theater was sold
on Dec. 30 and its new owners plan
to convert the building into a
shopping center.
The former owners of the
Campus Theatre, George Kerasotes,
Inc., refused to comment on the
closing, but University
Communication Prof. Frank Beaver
speculated that low quality and a
single screen caused the theater's
demise.
Business has never been better
for area theaters, according to
Beaver, but the Campus Theatre
was deserted by many of its former
patrons. The theater was once
known for showing "provocative,
outstanding films," Beaver said.
"This reputation of being an art
theater was responsible for the
frequent long lines that used to
wrap around the corner," he said.
Kerasotes purchased the movie
house in 1984 - along with the
State and Wayside theaters - and
began by firing the projectionists.
The projectionists' union picketed
the theater and was joined by
patrons. Beaver said the incident
demonstrated that Kerasotes "did not
care about the theater."
The Campus Theatre's sole
screen prevented it from quickly
Ethiopian
plane crash
kills 54
LONDON (AP) - An
Ethiopian air force plane carrying
54 passengers and crew crashed in
the Eritrean provincial capital of
Asmara yesterday and killed
everyone on board, the official
Radio reported.
According to the report on the
official Ethiopian Radio, monitored
in London by the British
Broadcasting Corp., the crash was
due to a mechanical failure.

rotating its features and hurt its
attendance, Beaver said.
The building was purchased by
Campus Commercial Properties,
Inc., which owns the buildings that
house Steve's Ice Cream on State
Street and Taco Bell on East
University. Glen Gale, operator of
the corporation, said he hopes to
create a shopping mall in the space
with "exciting apparel and retail
merchants." He also hopes to

connect the building with the
Church Street parking structure.
Gale hopes to begin remodeling
within the next three months, and
open stores shortly after
construction is completed. He feels
there is a need for a variety of stores
on South University, and wants to
counter the increasing number of
restaurants there.
"We want to add to the tenant
mix and revitalize the area," he said.

MANN ARTBOR'S OWN
COMEDY T HEA TER TROUPE

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fire

others," but the
as continuing and
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onte, used a Sterno-
re to new furniture
otel's ground-floor
ding to a complaint
BI in U.S. district
complaint said
e went to the hotel
ec. 31 and set the
hour after the
union meeting-held,
level.
which also injured
ple, raged out of
the ballroom and
ino directly above,
the 96 fatalities
ling to investigators.

Gov. Rafael Hernandez Colon
has said tense labor-management
relations may have been a motive
for the fire, but he did not blame
the Teamsters union - which had
planned a strike for midnight New
Year's Eve - or hotel management
or non-Teamster employees.
Teamsters officials denied any
involvement in the fire. They
noted they have cooperated with
investigators and that the union
offered a $15,000 reward for
information leading to the arrest of
anyone involved in setting the fire.
JORGE Farinacci Garcia, a
union lawyer from Puerto Rico
facing trial in Hartford, Conn., in
connection with the $7 million
robbery of a Wells Fargo truck in
1983, said he did not know
Escudero Aponte. ,

MassMeeting
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15
8:30 PM
PENDLETON ROOM
MICHIGAN UNION
ACTORS, WRITERS,
TECHNICAL & PRODUCTION
ASSISTANTS NEEDED

K

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Old main could face demolition

"
for more info, call 763-11,07,

(Continued from Page 1)
year to maintain."
NEITHER Zuidema nor
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
have definite plans for the site, but
both mentioned that it could be
used for parking.
"Ultimately, we have to look at
the use of the site for the next 10 to
20 years and beyond," said
Zuidema. "We have no plans for its
use right now."
The buildings named for
demolition under the proposal
include the main "y-winged"
building, the surgery wing, the
Apple to,
announce
new line,
experts say
(Continued from Page 1)
new computers are developed,
software is designed for the new
systems, and is usually not
compatible with the older models.
Even if the program could run on
the older model, it would not be
very efficient," he said.
Nicholas also suggested that
Apple might not want to maintain
two production lines and is
therefore offering Macintosh Pluses
at low costs in order to clear out
their stock.
Apple is cooperating with the
University to provide Macintosh
Pluses to students, faculty, and staff
at significantly reduced prices in the
Computer Weekend in February.
The deadline for buying a computer
through the program is Friday.
"It's now or never to sell their
Mac Pluses. In a month, it will be
all over. Apple is selling computers
cheaply to students all over the
World," said Rose.
BUT Apple Public Relations
Manager Kathleen Dixon said, "We

Adult 1Psychiatric Hospital, and the
Clinical Faculty Office Building.
Parts of each of the buildings are
currently occupied.
THE fate of the administrative
wing - the small building directly
in front of the main hospital - is
uncertain. It is considered a possible
location for the current occupants of
the Clinical Faculty Office
Building, which would be razed
under the proposal. Roach wants
the administrative building saved if
it is economically feasible because
he sees it as "a focal point and a
landmark. It's a visual point for the

end of the street (Observatory)."
The demolition of Old Main
follows a so-called "master plan"
for renovating the Medical Campus.
Approved in January 1979, the plan
cited numerous deficiencies in the
building, calling it "seriously
obsolete and incapable of meeting
the increasing demands placed on a
modern hospital."
"Although considered modern
and up-to-date when constructed,"
the plan said, "it lacks certain
amenities which are basic and
minimum requirements for
hospitals."

Guess who's playing doctor?

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Richard Ptyr
is in
A comedy of epidemic proportions.

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