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DOilV Phoob DA UVIU HuARRIS
ANGRY BUSINESSWOMEN CONFRONT Mayor Louis Belcher in his office yesterday. The women are mesnoers Of'a
coalition trying to shut down Danish News, an adult bookstore on N. Fourth Ave. Pictured from left are Belcher, Amy
Coha, Sue Strzeleckiand Anita Tyiska.
Businesswomen dump letters on
mayor's desk in porn protest
(Ctinued from Page 1)'
The company allegedly falsified a SUBSEQUENTLY, THE city attor- Supreme Court."
city sign permit document; the actual ney filed suit against the owners of Greene said, "The (city) attorney
sign reads "Movie Arcade, Adult Danish News, as Well as the landlord of advises he feels we will have no
Books, Video Tapes, 8 mm Films," the building. problem in court."
while the sign permit read only, "Movie Belcher warned coalition members The coalition has considered
Arcade." that the court system usually involves a picketing the bookstore so that
Originally, the management of the long and frustrating process. "It can patronage will be as low as possible
Women's Crisis Center, the Wildflower take a long time (during which the while a ruling on the injunction is
Bakery, and other businesses on the owners) will be making money," he awaited.
200-block of N. Fourth Ave. complained said. But coalition members don't wantto
to city administrators that the But, Belcher said, "(City Attorney) risk appearing weak by lacking a suf-
bookstore was violating a zoning or- Bruce Laidlaw has orders from topside ficient number of people to picket.
dinance. to press this issue right up to the
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By MAUREEN FLEMING
In last February's state bar exams,
University law school graduates scored
higher than graduates from other
Michigan law schools, according to
results made public Thursday. Univer-
sity graduates passed at a rate of 79 per
cent compared to a statewide succedss
rate of 66 per cent.
The exam results marked the first in-
crease in February-to-February test
scores in the last five years. Scores in-
creased nine per cent over last year's
all time low 57 per cent passing rate.
DENNIS DOHOHUE, top staff
assistant to the State Bar of Law
Examiners, said he hopes the low
scores bottomed out last February and
an increase in July's test scores will be
another good indicator of an upward
trend. "We'll have to see if next year
will be any better," he added.
According to University Law School
Dean Terrance Sandalow, there is
traditionally a higher failure rate on the
February test than on the exam given
in July. He said one reason for thelower
February scores is the larger number
of repeaters taking the exam at that
time. Statistics show persons who fail
the test once have a tendency to fail on
successive tries, and thus bring down
the overall average, Sandalow said.
The success rate this year for those
who took the test for the first time was
78 per cent.
DONOHUE ADDED December
graduates (who take the February test)

usually are "out of synch" with their
original classes. For example, such
problems as illness or monetary dif-
ficulties, which might have kept them
out of law school for a time, will have an
ill effect on their success on the exam,
he sid.
The State Bar exam has two parts,
each of which is worth 200 points. The
multiple choice section has nationally
identical questions and the essay sec-
tion is comprised of questions for-
mulated by the individual states. An
average is taken of the scores on the

two sections and a score of at least 135
is needed to pass..
Graduates from Michigan law
schools typically score higher than the
national average on both the multiple
choice and essay questions.
Percentages of graduates from the
state's other law schools who passed
the exam are: Detroit College of Law,
74 per cent; Cooley Law School, Lan-
sing, 70 per cent; Wayne State Univer-
sity Law School;64 per cent; and the
University of Detroit Law School, 57 per
cent.

TIHE HARDER THEY COME
TONIGHT at 7:30 and 9:30-$1.50
Him ah coom up to Babylon, for to make-oh joh song, jah song
make-oh manacle gone, joh make-oh song make-oh monocle
gone. Them take his time andl ah babble on, seh him get his
shore when dey the day coom and, him get dem dollah ben dey
get it on, Him oh get his share when coom Zion. A waste away
in shanty town, breathing herb but no food go an down, catch
a fire but no latch onnah fame, the hypocrites dem all talk ah
do some. Him see. their run-around is wrong, him oh fight for
what him belong. A risin' up, hunger make, him strong, an all
dem know it want be long. Him rising' up from Babylon with
a make- ah jh song, joh song make-ah manacle gone, joh
make-oh song make-ah manacle gone.
CINEMA GUILD ATOLDA&D
(Sun: INTERMEZZO)

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