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Reagan administration
drops antitrust suits


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan
administration yesterday dropped two
antitrust suits filed by its predecessor
after acknowledging that it has created
"a more favorable atmosphere for
mergers" of big business.
And while some existing cases will
still be prosecuted, the Reagan team at
the Justice Department has all but
ceased any new trust-busting.
TWO SUITS were dismissed before
coming to trial by Assistant Attorney
General William Baxter, the depar-
tment's antitrust chief, who reviewed
them at the request of lawyers for the
corporations involved.
"There's no question that businesses
see a more favorable atmosphere for,
mergers and acquisitions," said one
Washington lawyer who specializes in
antitrust law.
"I'm having to restrain the en-
thusiasm of some of my clients for
mergers by reminding them that even
if the government isn't likely to sue
them, private firms still can," said the
lawyer, who asked not to be identified.
BAXTER, IN an interview earlier
this week, agreed that "in many senses,
there is a more favorable atmosphere
for mergers."
But he said he did not think that the
dearth of new suits was particularly

significant. "The work here tends to be
reactive. It responds to what cor-
porations do." Baxter noted that his
predecessor, Sanford Litvack, pushed
hard to finish investigations and file
suits hfore leaving office, leaving few
cases in the bureaucratic pipeline.
A SPOKESMAN for Baxter, Mark
Sheehan, said more cases were under
review and subject to possible
dismissal. Sheehan said Baxter has
also reviewed "about half a dozen"
other cases and decided to continue
litigating them. Sheehan refused to
identify the cases involved.
ONE STAFF attorney, however, said
a major reason for the lack of proposals
is the feeling among rank-and-file
department lawyers that Baxter and
his boss, Attorney General William
French Smith, are amenable to
mergers that previous administrations
would have opposed.
Dismissal of the first case permits
the 1979 acquisition of the Glen-Gery
Corp. of Reading, Pa., by a subsidiary
of Ibstock-Johnsen, Ltd. of Great
Britain. Both firms sell facing brick in
the northeastern United States with a
combined 20 percent of that market.
The second case dismissed a civil
complaint against Mack Trucks Inc.

Students testify at
dorm murder hearing

No Commoners allowed
C HARLES HANLON, A 44-year-old punster, who peddled cans of Chicago
snow in the 1979 blizzard, is sending out engraved cards to 200 friends
"Prince Charles
and Lady Diana Spencer
will unitemin marriage
Wednesday, the 29th of July, 1981
at 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon.
St. Paul's Cathedral
London, England.
Reception immediately following.
Buckingham Palace.
Given by Queen Elizabeth
and the Duke of Edinburgh.
You are not invited
to attend any of the ceremonies
as you are a commoner."
"I'm doing it as a lark," Hanlon said yesterday. "I like to think of mysaelf as
a comedy writer. I'm just a struggling person who gets fun out of doing
things like this." Hanlon said the invitations are 5 inches wide and 7 inches
long. "They look just like a wedding invitation and they have embossed roses
in the front," he said."They are costing me 50 cents apiece to have printed."
Today's weather
Partly cloudy today with a high in the mid-80's.- s
Happenings .. .
AAFC - Dbl., Nothing But a Man, 7 p.m., Up Tight, 8:45 p.m., Angell Aud.
CG - Women Filmmakers Night, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT - dbl., An American in Paris, 5 & 8:45 p.m., Top Hat, 7 & 10:45 p.m.,
Mich. Theatre.
AAASAC - "The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth," 7:30 p.m.
Wesley Foundation Lounge, 602 E. Huron.
Vision/Hearing - Mark Airhart, "Synaptic specificity of regenerating
retinal terminals in the gold fish optic tectum," 12:15 p.m., 2055 MHRI.
Botticelli Game Players - noon, Dominick's.
Med. Ctr. Bible Study -12:30 p.m., F2230 Mott Library.
Campus Weight Watchers - 5:30 p.m., Mich. League Project Room.
Scottish Country Dancers -7p.m., Union Ballroom.
Sailing Club - Open Membership, 7:45 p.m., 311 W. Eng.
AA - 8:30 p.m., N2815 U. Hosp.
Ecumenical Campus Ctr. - Philippines Concert Chorus, 8 p.m., First
Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw.
Mich. League - An American Heritage Night, 5-7:15 p.m., cafeteria.
Dreyfuss Gallery - Hot coffee magazine premiere party, 8 p.m., 209 N.
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Thursday, July 9, 1981
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Peter Doerr, said he saw Kelly standing
in the hallway holding a "sawed-off
shot gun" across his chest before any
shots were fired.
He said he asked him about the fire,
got no answer, then heard a "hollow
bang" and ran back to the room, where
he later heard two others. He said,
however, that he did not see Kelly fire
any shots.
Thomas Bajko, who also lived on 6th
Douglas at the time, said he too heard
two sets of shots. He woke up after
hearing the first set, he said, and after
seeing the fire and smoke down the hall,
went down the hall knocking on doors to
wake up sleeping residents.
ABOUT TWO to five minutes later,
Bajko said he heard two more shots,
then saw two bodies on the floor.
Testimony was also given by the
physician who performed the autopsy
on Douglas McGeaham, Dr. Douglas
Siders said that McGreaham had a
hole in his back "the size of a fist" as a
result of the gunshot wound and that his
spinal cord had been severed by the
THE BULLET segment that Siders
removed from McGreaham's body was
identified as one that had been fired
from Kelly's rifle by a detective from
the state police crime lab, David
Balash. Balash, who is a detective
lieutenant with the firearms iden-
tification division, said, "In my opinion,
absolutely it was" (the bullet) from
that gun.
Two other officers from the state
crime lab also testified at the
Before the testimonies could begin,
however, Waterman filed a "motion for
discovery" which would require that
the prosecution present him with any
reports or testimony that he might want

Mackie.. .
... prepares case against Kelly
ahead of time, but which they might not
otherwise present until the hearing.
cution, Waterman said, is not only to
prosecute, but to "ensure justice." He
added that he may need some of the
prosecution's reports and evidence to
"adequately defend" his client.
Later, he said he was getting some of
this information "piece by piece," but
not to his satisfaction.
The status of his request has not yet
been decided by the Court.
A pre-trial examination is held to
determine, first of all, that a crime has,
in fact, been committed, and secondly,
that there is probably reason to believe
the defendant committed that crime.
The first session of Kelly's
examination was held yesterday and is
scheduled to lie completed next Wed-

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