Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 18, 1988
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Peace groups plan protest of
Air National Guard mission
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Several area peace organizations are co-
ordinating a demonstration this weekend to protest a training mission in
Honduras by an Air National Guard squadron based here.
The 50 members of the squadron are scheduled to leave Battle Creek
tomorrow and return March 6. Their mission is to improve a dining and
recreation hall at the Palmerola Air Base in Honduras, said Lt. Col. Brian
Downey, a spokesperson for military operations in Lansing.
Between 10 and 15 area peace groups are planning to participate
tomorrow in a peaceful demonstration outside the federal building and Air
National Guard base here, said LeRoy Wolin, a spokesperson for Veterans
For Peace. Some demonstrators are expected to stay overnight, while
others will regroup Saturday.
Plot to poison water exposed
FORT SMITH, Ark. - Leaders of right-wing white supremacist
groups talked about poisoning the water supplies of New York and
Washington, D.C., the government told a jury yesterday in a trial of 14
James Ellison, who is in prison, talked about a poisoning scheme in
1983 at an Aryan Nations convocation in Hayden Lake, Idaho, with
Richard Butler and Robert Miles, assistant U. S. Attorney Steve Snyder
told the jury.
Butler, of Hayden Lake, and Miles, of Cohoctah, Mich., are among 10
men on trial for seditious conspiracy, which is conspiring to overthrow
the government by force.
Snyder said the supremacists viewed whites as the people of God, and
Jews as "the spawn of Satan." "Blacks were called mud-people" and were
regarded as sub-human, and the government was called ZOG, for Zionist
House reviews 'kiddie tax' law
LANSING, Mich. - The House Taxation Committee decided yester-
day it was too late to make more changes in the controversial "kiddie tax"
for 1987, but took its first look at long-term proposals to lessen the tax
bite on Michigan youngsters.
Last month, the Legislature reacted to public criticism by speedily
passing legislation to protect the first $1,500 of a child's income from
being taxed by the state.
A sweeping tax package approved in December to follow federal tax
changes wiped out the $1,500 personal exemption that dependents for-
merly could claim for themselves on state forms.
The reasoning was that it was a double exemption because parents al-
ready receive an exemption for dependents on their returns.
Obsession led to deaths of 7
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - A four-year obsession with a co-worker's
smile ended with a Silicon Valley technician blasting into a top-secret
defense plant, killing seven people with a shotgun, and wounding four,
including the woman who spurned him, police said yesterday.
"I'm not crazy -- I know I will die as a result of this," Richard Wade
Farley told hostage negotiator Ruben Grijalva before surrendering Tuesday
night, more than five hours after a fusillade announced his arrival at the 4
ESL Inc. plant. He had been fired from his $36,000-a-year job there in
May 1986 for poor perfor-mance. He had been ordered by a judge earlier
this month to stay away from her.
Grijalva quoted Farley as saying the attack stemmed from his obses-
sion with engineer Laura Black, who suffered extensive injuries to her
chest, shoulder, and spine.
Telephone testimony turns
trendy for traveling teams
DENVER - Instead of calling the witness to the stand, Judge Rober
Fullerton asked him to "please step over to the telephone speakers."
Fullerton, who wore no judicial robes, was conducting an experiment
in trying a case by conference telephone call.
When plaintiff Dennis Ginther testified in Denver, he was cross
examined by defense attorney Michael Soileau in Metairie, La, a New
"I like to think in Colorodo we've always trying advanced
techiniques," said Fullerton, a District Court Judge. Defense attorneys had
sent exhibits to the court in advance, he said, and attorneys in both cities
were sent copies.
The case involving a Louisiana firm did not close as scheduled lash
month, and defense attorneys and defendants returned to Louisiana. So
Fullerton scheduled the court session by telephone.
That saved the defendants and attorneys a second trip to Denver, which
would have cost $1500 in air fare alone, Soileau said.
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