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Strike
talks
resume-
what '
new?

By the Associated Press
And on the seventh day, the negotiators rested.
"I made the suggestion to both sides that they should leave
here, rethink their positions, come back here Friday (today)
at 3 p.m. EDT, prepared to go forward, address the issue and
come to an agreement and conclusion," said Ken Moffett,
who played shuttle diplomacy Wednesday, attempting to
make peace between the striking players and the baseball
owners.
NO NEW PROPOSALS were offered during a two-hour
session Wednesday, in which the two sides shot the breeze in
separate rooms, never talking face-to-face. "If we did get
together, an already deadlocked situation would get into a
worse situation," Moffett said.
Three owners attempted to break the deadlock. George
Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees, Ed Chiles of Texas
and Edward Bennett Williams of Baltimore had a meeting
with Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Tuesday.
The New York Times reported yesterday that Steinbrenner
urged Kuhn to make an effort to replace Ray Grebey, the
owners' chief bargainer.
THE NEW YORK Daily News reported that the three
owners urged Kuhn to accept a sweeping free-agency com-
pensation proposal, which one management source told the
News was a "retrogression" and was promptly rejected by a
majority of owners.
Meanwhile, Moffett, who has described the talks as "the
most bizarre negotiations I've ever been involved in during
22 years as a mediator," was not optimistic that the one-day
recess would inspire any changes at the bargaining table.

The Michigan Doily-Friday, June 19, 1981-Poge 15
After all, there was a three-day recess before Tuesday's
session, and when the parties got back together they
discussed the progress made over the past 18 months-in just
two hours. That's less than most games, and the games are
played to a conclusion.
YOU REMEMBER baseball games, those nine-inning af-
fairs unencumbered by the clock, which help a nation while
away the lazy days and nights of summer.
If those games were played yesterday, they would have in-
cluded Philadelphia and Houston in a rematch of last year's
scintillating National League playoff and 10 other games,
raising the casualty count to 87, one more than the total of
missed games in the 13-day season-opening strike in 1972.
But instead of the Astrodome in Houston, Bob Boone of
Philadelphia plans to play a round of golf and then take in a
round of golf at the U.S. Open in Ardmore, Pa., near his
home.
BOONE, WHO HAS emerged as the main spokesman for
the players' five-man negotiating team, said people missed
the point when they expressed financial concern for only the
players near the minimum salary level of $32,500. "The high-
salary players have obligations and house payments to
make, too," he said.
One player expressed what appeared to be a minority
viewpoint, welcoming a season-long strike.
"I don't really care if it doesn't end at all," said pitcher
Ron Davis of the New York Yankees. "If they want to take
the whole year to settle this thing, let 'em.
"I've got enough money saved up to last me two years. I
don't have any big expenses to worry about, so who cares?"

PLEADS INNOCENT TO CHARGE:
Spinks KO'd by police

DETROIT (4P) - Less than a week
after Larry H'olmes knocked him out,
former heavyweight boxing champion
Leon Spinks was arrested and charged
yesterday with carrying a concealed
weapon.
Behind the wheel of his 1980 Cadillac
at 2 a.m. Spinks was pulled over by
police on the northwest side of Detroit,
a few miles from his home, for driving
with an expired license plate. It was his
sixth brush with the law in the past
three years.
AS THE former World Boxing
Association champion reached into the
Hearns still
in shadow
of Leonard
HOUSTON (AP) - World Boxing
Council welterweight champion Sugar
Ray Leonard sits down before a
crowded news conference, sweating
from his just-completed workout and
the glare of television lights.
Later in the day, World Boxing.
Association welterweight king Thomas
Hearns strides into the same interview'
room. There is no crowd, leaving plenty
of seats for the press.
THE CONTRAST in the attention is
not lost on Hearns as the two welter-
weight champions prepare for different
opponents in the Astrodome next Thur-
sday night.
"It's something I have to live with,
but it doesn't bother me," said Hearns,
who will defend his title on the double
main event card against Californian
Pablo Baez. "I don't let too many things
get me down. If I do, then I do
something about them.
"It (Leonard's popularity) brings
more attention to our weight division,"
Hearns said. "Furthermore, my day
will come. In September, I'll have both
titles."

glove box for the car's registration,
police spotted a .357-caliber Magnum
handgun, said officer Wayne Roberts of
the Detroit Police Department's public
information office.
"He said he wasn't even aware the
gun was in the car," said Sgt. Arthur
Williams of the Detroit Police Depar-
tment's 12th Precinct, where Spinks
was arrested. "He said he didn't have
any use for a gun."
The gun wasn't registered to Spinks,
said Detroit Police Department Inspec-
tor David Patterson, commander of the
12th Precinct. Williams said the car
Spinks was driving belongs to a cor-
poration bearing his name.
THE 27-YEAR-OLD' fighter stood
mute at his arraignment and Detroit
Recorder's Court Judge Donald L. Bob-
son entered a plea of innocent. If con-
victed, Spinks could face a maximum
five-year prison term and a $2,500 fine.
Spinks was freed after paying a $1,000
personal bond and a preliminary court
examination was set for June 24, a
courtspokeswoman said.
Spinks also was arrested for a
parking ticket that had not been paid,
and he was ticketed for the expired
license plate, said Williams.
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for concealed weapon
THE ARREST came less than a week an incident in which police foifnd a
after his most recent appearance in the small amount of cocaine and marijuana
ring, a fight in Detroit in which he was in the vehicle; in South Carolina, for
stopped in the third round by Holmes, driving without license plates and a
the World Boxing Council heavyweight driver's license; in Elyria, Ohio, for
champ. reckless driving when he lost control of
The bout - Spinks' third title bout in his Chevrolet Corvette; and in Detroit
only 15 professional fights - was for making an improper lane change in
viewed as an important step for him. a traffic accident in which he
He was attempting to regain the boxing sideswiped another car.
glory he attaned i February 1978 In 1979, he reached an out-of-court
when he defeated Muhammad Ali in settlement with owners of a Portage,
Las Vegas for the WBA title. He lost the Mich., house in which he had lived after
title to Ali seven months later. they claimed he had damaged it beyond
The defeat to Holmes dropped Spinks' repair. He paid the owners of that house
career record to 10-3-2. in damage anas oght he
"HE (SPINKS) is still shocked by it $16,000 in damages andalso bought the
(the arrest)," said Williams. "He said
that at this particular time he's trying Last February, he was robbed of his
to get his life back together." clothing, jewelry and gold teeth after he
The year he defeated Ali, Spinks was said he was hit on the head outside a
ticketed or arrested four times - in St. Detroit bar. It later was determined
Louis, for driving a car without lights in. that he had been mugged ina motel.
Spartacus Youth League Forum:
labor Must Defend the Rights of Gays
SPEAKERS:
Gene Schubert
Former co-editor, Come Out Fighting
Former leader, Lavender and Red Union/Red Flag Union
Central Committee, Spartacist League
Derrick Hurst
Political chair and spokesman, New York
Gay Activist Alliance from 1979 to May, 1981
Former managing editor, Torch, from 1973 to 1975
plus the film: '69 STONEWALL RIOT:
'75 WE WON'T KEEP QUIETI
The film covers the Lavender and Red Union and the Gay Community Services
Center Workers Strike in Los Angeles, 1975.
The forum will beon Sunday, June 21, 4:30 p.m.,
in the Assembly Hall, Michigan Union.

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