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The Michigan Daily-Friday, August 1, 1980-Page 5
Autoworker releases hostages
From UPl and AP prompted the siege by Franklin At 5:35 am., he entered the psint- spkmaRoAcisid
C - A veteran autoworker Rainey, a 47-year-old employee at a shop office and took the office co- As TIS nSAID Wilia sdWaterman, a
went off" took 17 of his co- Fisher Body plant 30 miles north of ordinator, William Vandagriff, captive. Pontiac attorney, volunteered to
stage at gunpoint yesterday Detroit. Other captives were taken as they mediate the crisis and talked Rainey in-
ed them unharnted over a AS PIECED together from witnesses arrived at work, to releasing the hostages and giving
r-and-one-half-hour period and police and company spokesmen, He released 12 of the hostages - in- himself up.
dered to police without firing Rainey arrived early for the 6:30 a.m. cluding a man with a heart condition - -RanywstkntPnicGera
day shift, apparently carrying a .357- during the first two hours of the ordeal Rasiney, whee as tae oPniac Generl
ficials and co-workers said caliber Magnum revolver in a brown and the remaining five when he surren- vation in the psychiatric ward.
at a loss to explain what paper bag. dee hrl fe 1ampat No warrants were immediately
sought in the case, and police said it
was possible Rainey would face only
smple assault charges if none of the
hostages decided to bringsa complaint.
RAINEY, WHO lives in Detroit, has
wrked at Fisher Body for 26 yesrs. He
had returned to his job in the paint shop
Monday after a three-week layoff
during annual model changeover.
Waterman said Rainey appeared to
"~-~ suffer "a classic psychotic break-
"He felt that society and the people
he worked with were against him,"
- Waterman said. "You could tell there
was really some psychosis - he
~A- thought there was a conspiracy bet-
ween black and white people on the job
~. ~ against him and they had told people in
Detroit he was lessathan aman . . .
d"HE CAME TO work prepared to
dal with it definitively. He had a
haminer taped to his leg, a bag with
bullets, food, and a rope, What it all
cme down to is he needed someone to
talk to,"Jfaterman said.
Sam Threeta, a former shop commit-
teeman in United Auto Workers union
Local 569, said he was called at home at
6 am, and was told Rainey wanted to
*AP Pjioto Threeta said he arrived at 7 am.,
com prom ise called the shop office, reached Rainey,
geles Olympic Organizaing Committee President Peter Ueberroth (left) and Mayer Tom Bradley display the City who ha abad hesrrt. sePu La
Angeles' flag in the mayor's office yesterday. As a compromise, a Los Angeles flag will be used at 11w closing "am, I'ld ntigyuakm,"
my of the Moscow Olympic Games on Sunday instead of an American flag. President Carter had asked the Initer- Thret quote R aine assayinkg.e

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a ecrdseon qate dfiityete-1981 line of cars and trucks," said
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IN WASHINGTON, the Chrysler
Loan Guarantee Bosrd gave final ap-
proval to a second guarantee of $300
million in debentures, which Chrysler
has said should be ita last use of the $1.5
biilion in guarantees this yesr. Lest
month, $500 million guaranteed deben-
tures were sold.
The loss by the No. 3 automaker was
substantally less than thetimat o
government on July 18. The higher
figure was described yesterday by a
spokesman, who did not want to be
identified, as "a conservative, hard-
Surprisingly, Chrysler's announ-
cement of the loss was up-
best-predicting the company would
move into the black in the fourth quar-
ter this yesr if the economy improves.

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