The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 9, 1980-Page 7
Milhiken tax proposal
stalled on seniors
(Continued from Page 6)
cent of Michigan residents over 65 earn
less than $10,000-but their property
assessments have skyrocketed in the
last few years, creating a financial
burden for many.
While some lawmakers favored
exempting senior citizens from paying
taxes on the first $25,000 of their
assessment, an aide to House Speaker
Bobby Crim said the plan would not
"That $25,000 exemption for seniors
has nothing to do with their ability to
pay," said Crim aide Doug Drake.
"This would only be complicating the
total relief package."
Drake said the lawmakers were
making their task harder by exploring
breaks for senior citizens.
"You're going to have to look at a
proposal which we can sell and clearly
as a tax relief proposal," Drake said.
inour fight against
support birth defects
MARCH OF DIME
ONE OF NINE Move defendants shouts to the crowd yesterday as he enters
Philadelphia City Hall from a police wagon. He and the other defendants were
convicted of the third-degree murder of a police officer in August, 1978.
Judge convicts 9
MOVE members of
(Continued from Page 6) William Phillips told Malmed, "You
headquarters. The eviction was or- are a disposable trash bag for the filthy
dered after members displayed guns in system." Austin, between obscenities,
fighting city efforts to make them said, "We ain't guilty of any crime. We
correct violations of health and fire didn't do nothing."
codes. ORR, WHO REPORTEDLY was
Stakeout patrolman James Ramp beaten by police when he was arrested
was killed in the confrontation. It was after the Ramp shooting, called
the defense claim that the bullet that Malmed "a gangster, a liar, a mur-
cut through his chest and exited at the derer." Three officers have been
back of the neck came from a police gun. charged with assaulting Orr, but no
SEVEN OTHER POLICE officers trial date has been set.
and firefighters, part of aforce of more Twelve MOVE members were
than 600 involved in the eviction arrested after the shooting. Two were
operation, were wounded during the granted separate trials and one was
bloody 90-second shootout. freed for lack of evidence.
Each decision from the bench took
only two minutes to read, but it took
more than an hour to finish delivering Make spaCe " your m.
the verdicts because the defendants
were brought separately to the heavily doyou want to
guarded fourth floor City Hall cour-
troom from basement cells. cathedra
After shouting their sect's slogan,
"Long Live John Africa," each han-
dcuffed defendant delivered a tirade of COlise*u
obscenities and threats against the
judge and the judicial system. e ul itnn
"HOW COME I'M still in handcuffs?"
asked Davis. "How come you got all large, as ' "
these cops in here, if you hadn't already y
made up your filthy, bloodsucking on a digital i dela
Charles Sims, struggling as three of- Their regin s - ales
ficers pulled him out of the courtroom, Terry OlSen, w -
charged the verdict was "a conspiracy h d m de.-
to get rid of this organization, and it