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Page 2-Friday, June 20, 1980-The Michigan Daily
action sought
on drinking
age referendum


LANSING (UPI) - Backers of a
proposal lowering the state's drinking
age to 19 won legislative help yesterday
in getting the issue on the fall ballot.
The House Constitutional Revision
and Women's Rights Committee ap-
proved a resolution placing the issue
before the voters. The measure was
sent to the full House on a 5-1-1 vote
during a hastily called meeting.
THE STATE'S drinking age was
raised from 18 to 21 in 1978.
Rep. Richard Fitzpatrick (D-Battle
Creek), who heads a petition drive to
place the drinking age issue on the
ballot, said the resolution was .'in-
surance" in case the signature cam-
paign fails.
Although Fitzpatrick's group,
Citizens for a Fair Drinking Age, said
last week it has collected 200,000 of the
required 288,000 signatures, the
lawmaker said opponents plan to
examine the names carefully.
"THE STRATEGY of those who are
against us is picking at those
signatures," Fitzpatrick said.

He said many student voters - the
group's main source of support - have
been careless in filling out their
hometowns on the petitions.
"You'd be surprised at how many
people write 'D-e-t' for Detroit or 'A-2'
for Ann Arbor," he said.
SHOULD THE group fail to collect
enough signatures by the July 7
deadline, it will have another two mon-
ths to get the plan on the ballot through
legislative action. A two-thirds vote of
both houses would be needed.
Although committee debate
generally was favorable toward the
resolution, the director of the state Of-
fice of Substance Abuse Services soun-
ded a note of caution.
"This issue is not a calm one - it
very likely will be controversial," said
Kenneth Eaton.
"It's easy to draw one conclusion
from a civil rights point of view and
another from an alcohol point of view,"
he said.
Although backing the measure,
Eaton urged the panel to make sure it
would be enforced.

if you see news happen, all 76-AILY
Moon over Bristol, Tennessee
A patrolman fired for dropping his trousers and "mooning" a police
training class last February will be rehired July 1, Bristol, Tenn. officials
said yesterday. City Manager Rick Henderlight said Jerry Rotenberry, the
suspended patrolman, wrote letters of apology to the citizens of the
community, the City Council, and the police department. He will be placed
on a 90-day suspension and six months probation after he is rehired, the city
manager said. Rotenberry was fired for exhibiting his buttocks to a police
training class at Blountville after a female officer poured a drink on him.
The woman was suspended but not fired, officials said. The real question is,
What was the woman doing with a drink ina police training class? 1
On the outside
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" seems to be the weather
service motto. Today sh uld be what yesterday wasn't-mostly sunny with a
high temperature in the mid-70s.
AAFC-The Wild Child, 7, 10:20 p.m., Everyman for Himself and God
Against All, 8:40 p.m., MLB 3.
Gargoyle Films-The Omen, 7:10, 9:10 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
Cinema Guild-Harlan County, USA, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., Old Arch Aud.
Cinema II-Shall We Dance, 7:30 p.m., The Gang's All Here, 9:30 p.m.,
MLB 4.
Druids-Heaven Can Wait, 7,8:45, 10:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Organization of Arab Students-documentary, Palestinian Human
Rights, 7 p.m., Union Kuenzel Room.
Eclipse Jazz-Mandingo Griot Society, 8:30, 11 p.m., Union U-Club
terrace; free public workshop open to musicians and non-musicians, 4 p.m.,
Union Kuenzel Room.
Briarwood Mall-Livonia Civic Chorus, 8:30 p.m., Grand Court.
International Center-pick your own strawberries, 3-6 p.m. call 764-
9310 to register.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living-weekend sale and car wash,
noon, 2385E. Stadium.
School of Metaphysics-rap session, "Your Body is a Reflection of Your
Mind," 7:30 p.m., 2191/2 N. Main.
Major Events-live closed circuit coverage of World Welterweight
Boxing championship, 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
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Volume XC, No. 31-S
Friday, June 20, 1980
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS-June 22-29, 1980
Sun., June 22: "Ten Years of Lesbian/Gay Male Pride in Ann Arbor"-an
historical overview; 6 pm, Guild House*.
SIGN-MAKING SESSION-for Saturday march; bring your own munchies;
7 pm, Guild House*.
Tues. June 24: L/GM SPORTS NIGHT-volleyball and softball; 7 pm in front
of the CCRB.
Wed., June 25: A NIGHT OF POETRY-Gay Male: 8 pm, Guild House*;
Lesbian: 8:30 p.m., Lawyers Club, Law Quad.
Thurs., June 26: L/GM POLITICAL WORKSHOP-8 pm, Guild House*.
Fri., June 27: WOMEN'S MUSIC-featuring Buffy Berg, Ann Doyle, Beth
Doyle, and Kathy Moore; 8 pm, Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw; at
Berkshire; $3, $4, $5 donation.
GAY MALE TALENT NIGHT-8 pm, Pendleton Room, Michigan
Sat., June 28: L/GM JOINT MARCH AND RALLY-All Gay Rights Supporters
urged to attend! Assemble at noon on the U-M diag, rally at 1 pm at the
Federal Bldg., Liberty and 4th Avenue.
PICNICS-Women's: 2-6, Wurster Park, on Madison between
3rd and 4th Streets; Men's: 2-6, West Park, Chapin Rd., be-
tween Miller and Huron.
WOMEN'S PARTY-cash bar, Alice as DJ; 9 pm, Pendleton
Rm., Michigan Union, $2 donation.
GAY PRIDE WEEK DANCE-cash bar, DJ; 9:30 pm, Anderson
Rm., Michigan Union, $2 donation.
Sun.. June 29: L/GM CLOSING PARTY-food and drink provided; 6 pm,
Guild House*.
MEMORIAL SERVICE-7 pm, Metropolitan Christian Church,
1679 Broadway; followed by social hour at 8 pm.
*Guild House is located at 802 Monroe St., behind the Law School.
Sponsored by the Gay Liberation Front of Ann Arbor and the Human
Sexuality Offices, Univ. of Michigan. For more information on any and all
events or last minute changes, call 763-4186.




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