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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 8, 1980--Page 3
Local Scene f\4

Move to close
adult bookstore
halted by judge

Circuit Court Judge Henry Conlin
ruled yesterday to adjourn for two
weeks a preliminary hearing to deter-
mine whether the Danish News Com-
pany, an adult hookstore located at 209
N. Fourth St., would have to close its
doors pending another hearing concer-
ning a possible city zoning violation.
The ruling disappointed local mer-
chants who have been trying to close
down the bookstore prior to its opening
April 17, because Danish News will
remain open during the adjournment.
HOWEVER, THE two-week period
will enable the merchants to regroup
their forces, straighten out legal
paperwork, and possibly begin picket-
ing the store.
Originally, the management of the,
Women's Crisis Center (located direc-
tly above the bookstore), the Wild-
flower Bakery, and other businesses on
the 200 block of -N. Fourth St., com-
plained to city administrators that the
bookstore was violating a city zoning
Subsequently, City Attorney Bruce
Laidlaw filed suit against the owners of

Danish News, as well as the landlord of
the building.
YESTERDAY'S preliminary hearing
was aimed at determining whether the
bookstore would have to remain closed
while the main issue of the city's zoning
ordinance's legality was decided.
Conlin's adjournment will delay a
decision on the temporary closing for
two weeks.
In announcing his decision, Conlin
said the two-week period was valid
because "there are some serious
questions of law here." He also ordered
the owners of Danish News to pay a
$2,500 bond to assure that any fines
eventually assessed would be paid.
Following the court session,
representatives of businesses opposed
to Danish News and attorney Tom Dar-
nton met to plan strategy. Darnton
suggested the formation of an ad hoc
group to make the merchant's protests
more cohesive and powerful.
Picketing the bookstore in order to
discourage patronage was also
discussed at the meeting, but Jean
Marvel of the Wildflower Bakery noted
the group "can't picket forever, but
they (the bookstore) can hold out."

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
Women's Crisis Center worker Amy Coha stands in front of the Danish
News Company on N. Fourth Avenue. The Crisis Center is located directly
above the adult bookstore.

Naylor to serve as
SACUA chairman

Arch Naylor, electrical and computer
engineering professor, has been elected
to chair the Faculty Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs for
the 1980-81 school year.
The two-year SACUA veteran
replaces Dentistry Prof. Richard Cor-
pran as chairman of the Senate Assem-
bly's executive committee.
"HE (NAYLOR) will do a wonderful
job," Slavic Languages and Literature
Prof. Deming Brown, another SACUA
member, said. "He's very good - I'm
According to Naylor, the body's main
focus this summer will be "faculty
salaries, aiding the Committee of the
Economic Status of the Faculty in its
negotiations with University Ad-
ministrators, and concerns with the
budget for the next three years."
Deming agreed that economic
questions will be important con-
siderations for the committee this
Naylor was elected to the position at
the Senate Assembly's April 21st
meeting, at which time Mathematics
Prof. Morton Brown was chosen his
vice-chairman. Newly-elected SACUA

members include: Ronald Bishop,
professor of pathology; Richmond
Browne, professor of music, and
Thomas Senior, professor of electrical

Corbett to
top A2polI
City Council's unanimous approval
Monday of the appointment of William
Corbett as new Chief of Police reflects
on his distinguished record as a Detroit
police officer and Commander of
Detroit's fourteenth precinct.
Corbett, 47, is a 26-year veteran of the
Detroit police department. He is also
the first AAPD chief to be chosen
from outside the Ann Arbor police for-
Sprenkel listed Corbett's education, ex-
perience, street awareness,
professional and moral standards, and
intense interest in the position as
reasons for selecting him for the post.
In Detroit, Corbett's superiors and
colleagues alike praised his work, par-
ticularly the all-important combination
of administrative ability and street
James Bannon, executive deputy
chief of the Detroit police department
called Corbett "one of the more highly
regarded commanders in the depar-
IN A TELEPHONE interview
Tuesday, Bannon compared Corbett's
current job as Precinct Commander to
the chiefship of a small city police for-
Corbett's best assets are his
organizational ability and his personnel
management ability, Bannon said. He
added, "His (Corbett's) precinct is one
of the best, if not the best, in terms of
motivation of the employees."
. Corbett's former colleague, Deputy
Chief for Internal Controls R. Brawner,
also praised Corbett's "well-rounded"

serve in
ice post-
investigators together, serving as par-
tners in Detroit's second precinct.
"He can definitely handle (the chief's
See DETROIT, Page 21
Council to
renew efforts
to purchase
The city will renew its efforts to pur-
chase and save the 50-year-old
Michigan Theater, following approval
by City Council April 21 of changes in
the purchase agreement between the
city and the theater's former owners.
The city is trying to borrow money
The first phase of the city's energy
plan was put into motion at the April 21
Council meeting. See story, page 17.
through the sale of municipal bonds to
finance the purchase of the theater,
located at 603 E. Liberty St.
REVISIONS IN the agreement,
passed at the April 21 meeting included
a hike in the interest rate offered to the
buyers of the bonds - from eight to
jSee COUNCIL, Page 22

... 2-year SACUA veteran

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