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Page 2-Tuesday, May 25, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Democrats win in
redistricting plan
DETROIT (UPI)- Democrats came peal.
out on top yesterday in a federal court's "I believe the court has approved a
decision adopting a reapportionment political plan that is not in the best in-
plan that will allow the party to retain terests of the people of Michigan," Lar-
control of Michigan's congressional sen said.
delegation. THE JUDGES, in a 14-page opinion,
A three-judge U.S. District Court said they selected the Democratic plan
panel, after several days of from among two submitted by
deliberation, adopted a Democratic- Democrats and three proposed by
authored plan that contained some Republicans because it is "politically
revisions favoring Republicans. The fair even though it is a plan presented
decision was unanimous. . by a partisan."
TWO OF THE judges Stewart The rationale behind the Democratic
Newblatt and Damon Keith, have plan "was more reliable" than that of
Democratic political roots while Philip "ebcor, the judges said.
Pratt is considered a Republican. The court is forced by time
State Republican Party Chairman pressures to reject the option of
Mel Larsen immediately criticized the devising its own plan and to proceed to
. adopt all or substantially all of one of
decision and said he would decideain the redistricting plans submitted by the
several days whether the GOP will ap- partisans," the judges said.
Eyewitnesses take the stand
in Bursley murder trial
(Continued from Page i) cowboy hat."
gunfighters in his room." "He wasn't pointing it at me, but I
NOAH ADDED, regarding the men- heard two bangs and ran into my
tal state of the defendant, that "he room," Doerr continued.
didn't intend to kill Edward and Doerr testified that the 'smoke was
Douglas, but everyone in the hall, no thick and that he could not see very
matter who they were. The fire, the fire well. He said that after a few minutes
alarm, the narrow hallway, people run- he left his room and ran down the
ning, and the fact that he fired several hallway, at which time he said he saw
times show the mental process involved two bodies lying on the floor.
in a decision of this kind," he said. When Waterman cross-examined the
Waterman asked to reserve his witness about academic pressure,
opening statement for a later date. Doerr stated that "it does get to some
Of the 37 witnesses the prosecution people, but I don't take it that heavily."
says it intends to present, nine of them RESIDENT TOM Bakal said that a
made it to the stand yesterday. They "loud noise woke me up." When he
included two pathologists who perfor- looked out his door, Bakal said, he saw
med autopsies on the deceased, a smoke and a fire at the end of the hall.
salesman from the Army surplus store "I went inside (his room) and got
where Kelly allegedly bought a gas dressed. I heard two shots, they soun-
mask, a vest, and duffle bag the day ded like shots,' Bakal said. He also
before the shooting, a resident director said that he knew something about guns
from Bursley Hall, and five students and the noises they make.
who lived on the sixth floor hall where After hearing the shots, Bakal said he
the incident took place. headed toward the fire. "I saw a shell
RICHARD UNGER, a salesman at case on the floor, and bent down to look
Harry's Army Surplus on Telegraph at it, heard two more shots and
Road in Dearborn, testified that he did crouched further," he said. "I looked
recall selling Kelly a black vest the day up and saw two people lying on the
before the shooting. Two receipts were floor."
also presented, linking Kelly to all the Andrew Purvis, another resident,
purchases. stated "I heard a bang, turned around,
"He was sweating and made a quick and out of the corner of my eye I saw a
decision," Unger said when questioned flash of light, and felt something breeze
by Noah about how the defendant ap- across my head." He said that he
peared when in the store, "and he assumed it was a gun, and "panicked."
hurriedly took the vest." Purvis said he heard a total of four
One of the student witnesses, Michael shots before he left the hallway and fled
Neumann, a resident of sixth Douglas, to the street.
was up late typing in the floor's lounge Waterman questioned all the residen-
when Kelly allegedly threw a home- ts of the hall about whether and how
made fire-bomb at the end of the hall well any of them knew Kelly. None of
where Neumann was standing. the resients said they knew him well,
"I SAW HIM running toward me with except that they knew he lived on the
a bottle in his hand and a flame. He hall. None of the witnesses said they
threw it and it hit me, then exploded in- knew of any ill feelings between Kelly
to flames at the end of the hall," and the other residents.
Neumann said. Judge Campbell adjourned the cour-
Other residents of the hall testified troom shortly before 5 p.m. The trial is
that they heard shots. Peter Doerr, a scheduled to begin again at 9:00 a.m.
resident, testified that he heard a noise today.
around 6 a.m., which woke him up. "I Commenting on the day's testimony,
heard a break, something crash close to Waterman said, "It's pretty basic stuff.
my room," he said. The testimony shows that it (the in-
"I laid in bed for a few minutes, then cident) was void of any provocation, or
got up and. looked out the door. I saw any bad feelings. It was totally unex-
the end of the hall on fire," Doerr said. pected situation," he said, showing
"WHEN I TURNED around I saw what he took to be a lack of
him (Kelly) standing in the hallway premediation.
with a sawed-off shotgun. He was Under Michigan law, first degree
holding it crosswise,"he said., "He was murder must be a killing committed
holingitcroswse, h sad."Hewa "with premeditation and, malice
bending down at first to pick up a aothought."

The weather
Fair spring weather continues its disappearing act today. Skies'will be
cloudy, with rain expected, and temperatures will be in the low 70s.
Fourth degree
AND YOU THINK you're having a hard time finding a job? Consider the
case of poor John Rademaker. Rademaker, 35, will receive four
degrees from Lake Superior State College in Sault Ste. Marie tomorrow, and
he still can't find any work. The nine-year Army veteran and former ditch
digger will receive a bachelor's degree in industrial technology and three
associate degrees in electronic engineering technology, computer
engineering technology, and business data processing at commencement. "I
decided in 1977 that I was fed up with odd jobs and would like to live on
$18,000 a year," he said. "Folks told me you needed a college degree to get
that kind of money, so I signed up. Then I figured if one diploma is good, four
would be even better. I still think I'm right, that somebody will come
through." But even degree collecting can't guarantee big bucks.
Rademaker said he has had several interviews, but no job offers. "In the
meantime, there's still a lot of ditches to be dug," he philosophized. Q
Trading in Playboy
T HE FEDERAL TRADE Commission said its decision to cut its
subscription to Playboy magazine did not have anything to do with
anger at the company. According to Neal Friedman, an FTC spokesman,
they never looked at the pictures anyway, adding they only look at the ads.
Friedman said magazines such as Playboy are used by the agency to look for
deceptive advertising; but it was decided that the ads in Playboy could be
seen in other publications the FTC receives. "You may not get the center-
fold, but you do get the same ads," Friedman said. FTC chairman James
Miller said that Playboy was one of 47 magazines the agency is cancelling in
an effort to cut spending. He said cancelling those subscriptions, and
limiting the number of copies received of 99 other magazines, would save
$74,000, or 18.7 percent of the agency's $400,000 publications budget. Q
Botticelli Game Players - meeting, noon, Dominick's.
CEW - Informal Drop-in Hunt Club, noon, Center library.
Ann Arbor Go Club- meeting, 7 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Museum of Art - Barbara Krause, "Leonardo's Return to Vinci," 12:10
University Bike Club - meeting, 8 p.m., 1084 E. Engin.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
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