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July 25, 1980 - Image 7

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Michigan Daily, 1980-07-25

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Jail riot
quelled in
Idaho; 20-
. hour melee
injures 18
(Continued from Page 1
discovered items missing from their
cells, they angrily took control of the
main prison compound.
PRISON OFFICIALS, manning the
administration building outside the
fenced compound, decided not to use
force to contain the uprising.
Negotiations began almost
immediately and led to the first guard's
release.
Crowl said the most seriously injured
prisoner suffered a broken arm and
head injuries from a beating by other
inmates.
Crowl said an immediate priority
would be finding a place for about 50
maximum-security inmates.
Transit
talks
S progress
i Continued from Page 3)
part-time jobs.
Shane said the union's demands at
Monday's City Council meeting "to get
AATA back to the table and bargain in
good faith" were rejected by the
mayor. "They said they couldn't get in-
volved and yet they're involved enough
to select AATA board members and to
deny us a permit to demonstrate - this
whole thing is a sham and a
smokescreen," he said.
Mayor Louis Belcher said TEU was,
originally denied a permit because
people who eat their lunches at Liberty
Plaza should have the right to eat in
peace and quiet. The permit was gran-
ted after the union protested the denial.
"THE AATA Board of Directors was
set up autonomously to budget and
make decisions," Belcher said. "City
Council has no legal authority to inter-
fere with the Board."
Belcher criticized the union for
asking him to force negotiations when
they had publicly stated they had
reached a "rock bottom" position.
"Nothing further can be done on my
part or anybody else's if this is indeed
their final proposal," he said.
"But our main concern," Belcher ad-
ded, "is the long-term liability of
AATA." Belcher explained that any in-
crease in funding will have to come out
of ridership fares because federal and,
state allocations will remain the same
and taxpayers will not approve a
millage hike.

SMOKE CAN BE SEEN wafting from the Idaho State Penitentiary yesterday morning as prison guards supervise inmates
ana tihP cn ath. i:r fa1 in t -hP irarnunna Police regnined control-of the orison early yesterday.

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