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Page 4s-auday May 23, 1981-The Michigar Daily
Atlanta to get
summer camps;
probecontinues

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ATLANTA (AP) - The federal
government announced a $460,000 grant
yesterday to help Atlanta keep its
children safe in summer day camps,
and police said they had contacted a
man they wanted to question about one
of 27 young blacks killed since July
1979.
Police searched for two black men
missing for several days. Neither case
has been added to the list of 27 being in-
vestigated by a special police task for-
ce.
AND 'THE task force began com-
paring some unsolved strangulation
cases to the slayings in an effort to
learn more about the cause of death.
The federal grant was announced
here by Charles Rinkevich, head of a
federal task force seeking ways the
U.S. government can help the city cope
with the murders.
The money, which boosts the federal
grants in connection with the killings to
$3.4 million, will be used to help Atlanta
and surrounding Fulton and DeKalb
counties run youth recreation
programs. In addition to direct money
outlays, the FBI has been aiding in the
investigation, and other agencies have
been providing services.

OFFICIALS IN Atlanta and the two
counties originally requested $1.2
million to help them run the "Safe
Summer" day camps.
The city's deputy administrative of-
ficer, Richard Monteilb, said Atlanta
officials were "increasingly confident"
they will be able to provide the range of
programs needed. He said the city
budget would be combed for more funds
to make up the difference, and appeals
would be made to area businesses and
the Atlanta Children's Foundation.
When 78,000 schoolchildren - most of
them black - stream out of Atlanta
schools next month, the city plans to
have supervised play programs in
operation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each
weekday. .
Asphyxiation by strangulation or
other means was the cause of death in
16 of the task force cases. Law officials
in several metropolitan area counties
have been asked to share their files.
"They (the task force) are looking to
see if there are any patterns in
asphyxial deaths they're not familiar
with," said DeKalb County police
spokesman Chuck Johnson. "They
don't think these other cases are
related; they're just studying them."

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Pope's condition still 'guarded'
ROME - Doctors yesterday removed the last 14 stitches from the gun-
shot wounds in Pope John Paul II's abdomen, but said he continued to run a
slight fever that caused them to extend his "guarded" prognosis.
The pontiff is. now eating strained eggs, cooked fruit, soup and fruit
juices and is watching a black-and-white television in his room, said a
Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Pierfranco Pastore.
Doctors said thepope expressed a desire to visit other patients in the
hospital yesterday morning but that they would not permit it. However, they
said the pontiff was allowed to take a stroll outside his room and into ad-
joining rooms and along hallways of his private suite.
His desire to move around more was a clear indication of his impatience
with being confined, doctors said.
Two American women wounded in the attack were reported in good
spirits and making satisfactory progress at Rome's Santo Spirito Hospital.
Meanwhile Italian investigators say they have all but given up hope of
getting truthful information rather than "fanciful tales" from Memhet Ali
Agca, the man charged with shooting the pope.
Violence continues in Belfast;
new hunger strikers emerge
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Roman Catholics rampaged through
Belfast and Londonderry yesterday, showering police with hundreds of
firebombs and bottles to protest the death of two more IRA hunger strikers,
Raymond McCreesh and Patrick O'Hara.
The day's victims included an 18-month-old baby hit by riccocheting
sniper's bullet and an 11-year-old girl and a 40-year-old man. who both died
of injuries suffered earlier in the week.
The Northern Ireland Office reported hunger striker Brendan
McLaughlin in grave condition yesterday on the eighth day of-his fast. They
said he was suffering from a bleeding perforated ulcer that could kill him
without the medical treatment he was continuing to refuse.
Another IRA prisoner, Kieran Doherty, 24, had refused breakfast,
joining the fast to back IRA demands for political prisoner status, according
to MazePrison officials.
In the middle of Ulster's continuing agony, results from local elections
held Wednesday showed Protestant extremists scoring impressive gains, a
development that threatened to further polarize the province's divided
Catholics and Protestants.
'Yorkshire Ripper' sentenced
LONDON - Peter Sutcliffe was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for
the Yorkshire Ripper murders of 13 women, eight of them prostitutes he
claimed he had a "divine mission" to kill. The 34-year-old truck driver
showed no emotion when the jury returned the verdict, rejecting his plea of
madness.
Sutcliffe, who also confessed to trying to kill seven other women, stared
stonily ahead as the judge, Sir Leslie Boreham, recommended he serve at
least,30 years and told him: "I have no doubt that you are a very dangerous
man indeed."
After nearly six hours of deliberation, the jury of six men and six women
by a 10-2 majority found Sutcliffe guilty of murdering each of the 13 women
found brutally hammered to death, mutilated and stabbed between 1975 and
1980.
Crowds outside London's Old Bailey Central Criminal Court cheered as
news broke that the swarthy, medium-built Yorkshireman received the stif-
fest sentence a British court can impose. Britain has no death penalty, and
the mother of one victim said she hoped other prisoners would kill him.
Reagan and Schmidt end talks
WASHINGTON - President Reagan and West German Chancellor
Helmut Schmidt ended two days of talks yesterday in basic agreement on
how to deal with the Soviet Union, but differing on trade and economic
issues.
Schmidt, saying the time is right for nuclear arms talks, told President
Reagan it is "crucial for the United States to live up to its obligations as a
world power."
In a final statement, the leaders agreed that "equal weight" should be
given to building up long-range nuclear missiles in Europe and beginning
negotiations with the Soviets on mutual cutbacks in such weapons.
But, appearing at the National Press Club, Schmidt sharply disagreed
with the U.S. Move to limit imports of Japanese automobiles and said
American interest rates are too high.

Butz pleads guilty to

federal tax
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP)-Former
Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz,
calling the experience a "nightmare,"
pleaded guilty yesterday to a felony
charge of federal tax evasion for under-
stating his 1978 taxable income by more
than $148,000.
The 71-year-old Butz faces a
maximum penalty of five years in
prison and a $10,000 fine.
"I RECOGNIZE, your honor, that
what I've done is wrong. I'm guilty of
the crime charged," Butz told U.S.
District Judge Jesse Eschbach.
"There is no justification for what
has happened."
No sentencing date was set. Esch-
bach apologized for the delay, but said
he was in "no position" to say what the
sentence might be.
U.S. ATTORNEY David Ready filed
the one-court charge, alleging that
Butz's 1978 tax return stated his income
as $97,814 with a tax due of $39,621,
when in fact his taxable income was
$245,928. The tax owed, Ready said, was
$113,678.
Eschbach accepted Butz's plea after
making sure Butz knew he could
demand the government go through the
grand jury process to bring charges.
BUTZ, DRESSED in a dark suit,
would not comment on the proceeding
as he left the courthouse. Two reporters
who tried to get into an elevator with
him weretold to leave.~

evasion
In the crowded courtroom, Butz,
flanked by two lawyers, said the in-
vestigation by the Internal Revenue
Service and the subsequent charge
"has been a nightmare for me and my
dear wife, Mrs. Butz."
Butz, who served as agriculture
secretary during the Nixon and Ford
administrations, apologized for the of-
fense, saying, "I'll continue to live with
this every hour of every day as long as I
live."
BUTZ TOLD Eschbach he waited un-
til very late to file his 1978 return and
was hampered by a busy schedule.
Butz said he was in a high tax bracket
and decided to understate his income
because "I was not in a strong cash flow
position as of April 15. I could have
borrowed the money. I didn't."
Butz said the unreported income
came "almost entirely from lecture
fees."
HE IS A sought-after speaker and has
his own syndicated radio program.
Eschbach said a sentencing council of
three federal probation officers, in-
cluding the one who made the report,
would make a recommendation to
Eschbach.
He said he sympathized with Butz's
desire to conclude the tax case in one
day, but added, "in fairness to counsel
and in fairness to the court, I cannot
impose sentence today even if I accept
his plea."-

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