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Jeal refresiment
AP Photo-
Joe Croom of Covington, Ga. finds a good way to beat the heat as he relaxes in relieved from the heat as the recent heat wave that hit much of the South and
a cool stream near Pisgah Forest, N.C. Croom isn't the only Southerner to be Southwest finally broke several days ago.

Freeway Killer

From UPI and AP
PORT HURON - Declaring his in-
nocence, a teenager charged as the
third suspect in the string of 40
"Freeway Killer" slayings in Califor-
nia waived extradition yesterday and
agreed to return to Los Angeles to stand
James Munro, 19, was -arraigned in
72nd District Court on a California
warrant accusing him of one count of
murder in the grisly killings.
THE FREEWAY Killings case in-
volves the deaths of 44 young men
whose bodies have been found along
freeways in southern California since
1972. Most were strangled or smothered
and many were nude and sexually
molested. More than half were hit-
Munro was arrested by Michigan
State Police late Thursday at a cousin's
apartment in Port Huron. Police said
the cousin was not implicated in the
Reporters asked Munro as he was
being taken to the courtroom from the
St. Clair County Jail if he was involved

in the killings.
"NO I WASN'T," he shouted. "I'm
going back to volunteer for court."
Det. Sgt. Gary Teeter of the state
police said Munro told investigators he
had lived for a period of time in Los
Angeles with William Bonin, a 33-year-
old trucker, Vietnam veteran and
registered sex offender.
Bonin and Vernon Butts, 22, a factory
worker and amateur magician, have
been charged in Los Angeles with a
combined total of 20 murder counts in
the case.
LOS ANGELES Municipal Judge
Nancy Brown ordered that the criminal
complaint against Munro, and the at-
tached court documents, be sealed.
Aaron Stovitz, the Los Angeles County
district attorney, said he made the
request "to protect witnesses" in the
Munro's adoptive parents, Leighn
and Yvonne Munro, who live in nearby
St. Clair where the youth grew up, said
Munro had a history of psychiatric
problems and had once been lodged in
the Clinton Valley Center, a state men-

suspect nabbed
tal hospital in Pontiac. Yvonne Munro said she had even
However, Leighn Munro said, "He's talked with Bonin on the telephone and
had some problems but he was never in said.Bonin told her he was attempting
any serious jams. I just don't believe he to help her son get settled and find
done it." work.
The Munros said their son was a "He sounded like a normal human
frequent runaway during his later teens being who is trying to help our son get
and left for Los Angeles last November. ahead," she said of Bonin.
TEUrejets AA TA
offer for third time
(Continued from Page 3)
ALTHOUGH Ettinger said TEU TEU official Sandy Ackerman
members have so far refused to work criticized AATA for refusing to modify
without a signed agreement, she said their final offer after a week of
she had no idea what the membership bargaining. "We offered substantial
decision would be. "Either everyone movement but they rejected
will go back, or nobody will," she said. everything," she said. "It's their turn
In an attempt to force the Authority to propose something new."
to submit to binding arbitration, the IN A WRITTEN statement, the Board
union vice-president informed AATA said it had unanimously reaffirmed its
officials yesterday they would soon be goals and objectives presented
served a subpoena to appear in federal throughout the bargaining process, and
district court in Detroit. Ettinger said therefore rejected the union's requests
the union has filed a complaint under for concessions in five areas including
section 13c of the UMTA Act. work rule arbitration, absenteeism,
"It's an unprecedented move," she sub-contracting, union paid time for
admitted. "I don't know if it'will work future negotiations, and a wage
- we should know in another couple of package.
weeks." Ackerman said AATA's final
MANAGEMENT officials have proposal had been altered in one
repeatedly rejected neutral party op- respect. "They took out the no-reprisals
tions including binding arbitration or clause which was in their last offer. If
state fact-finders. we accepted, they would be wide open
"All along it has been our main objec- to boot out anyone they wanted to."
tive to reach an agreement by our- Ackerman said she was almost afraid
selves - without a third party. We're to open the notice AATA officials plan
hoping to see some movement," to send employees regarding the final
Simonetta explained. proposal.
SIMONETTA SAID he expects some
TONIGHT at employees to return to work Monday.
He said bus service will be phased in
gradually with full service restored
within 10 days. "We don't expect the
employees to return all at once," he

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