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victory in GOP
From staff andwirereports
With only 3 percent of the vote in,
former U.S. Rep. Philip Ruppe claimed
victory last night in the Republican
U.S. Senate primary from his cam-
paign headquarters in Bloomfield Hills.
Detroit television stations WDIV-TV,
WJBK-TV and WWJ radio agreed with
Ruppe, projecting him as-the winner
based on a survey of voters leaving the
polls. WJBK and WWJ share the same
"THIS IS a very exciting occasion for
me and my family. I believe Michigan
wants an end to politicans with easy an-
swers to tough questions," Ruppe said.
Ruppe was on top in the early returns
with 11,940 or 58 percent of the vote to
3,638 or 18 percent for his closest
challenger, former state licensing
director William Ballenger.
In third with 2,920 or 14 percent was
University of Michigan Regent Deane
Baker, while industrialist and former
congressman Robert Huber brought up
the rear with 2,188 or 10 percent of the
Baker last night admitted Ruppe,
"obviously is the candidate" based on
reports from 3 percent of the vote, but
he added he would wait for the total
tallies before drawing his final con-
clusions. He said he would support
Ruppe in the fall because, "I have
always supported the party candidate."
Baker predicted that the economy
would be a main issue in the race bet-
ween Ruppe and his democratic op-
ponent, incumbent Senator Donald
Ruppe was leading last night in every
major area of the state reporting retur-
ns from the lightly attended election.
Ruppe spokesperson Mary Mead was
confident of the results despite the
small number of votes that had been
"A lot of hard work has gone into this
campaign and we think it's going to pay
off tonight," she said.
Ruppe, a wealthy former beer com-
pany executive, stressed his
congressional experience during the
Fall seems ready to creep up on campus today. Temperatures will be in
the crisp, cooler 70s and skies will be clear. Q
White House gate crasher
A SPEEDING CAR being chased by police crashed into a White
House gate last week and the car's nude driver made a unsuccessful
getaway dash down Pennsylvania Avenue. Joseph Petro, a Secret Service
sokesman, identified the driver as Roland Martin, 29, of suburban District
Heights, Md. "It doesn't appear there was any real motive," Petro said.
"The vehicle turned at a high rate of speed right into the gate." No weapons
were found in the car, and there was only slight damage to the gate on the
northwest corner of the White House grounds, according to Petro. "He ran
into the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue, where he was subdued," Petro
said of Martin. "He was nude-not a stitch on." The White House gate
crasher was charged with assaulting an officer. Q
Got your gander
DR.KURT VON MAUR of Portage, Mich. took a gander at his front
lawn recently and found it had been overrun by 150 to 200 wild Canadian
geese. Von Maur grabbed his gun - he didn't want to kill the geese, he just
wanted to scare them away. First, however, he had to ask the Portage City
Council for an exception to an ordinance that makes it illegal to fire a gun.
"This may be comical, but now I have 150 to 200 wild geese in my front yard
and it's getting out of hand," Von Maur griped. The council agreed to Von
Maur's plea and now he can try and frighten the big bunch of birds off his
AAFC - The Valley (Obscured by Clouds), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch.
CFT - Even Dwarfs Started Small, 4,7 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Transcendental Meditation - lecture, 8:15 p.m., 528W. Liberty.
Mr. Flood's Party - Double Shot Rangers, 120 W. Liberty.
Stilyagi Air Corps-meeting, 8:15 p.m., Union.
Academic Alcoholics-meeting, 1:30 p.m,, Alano Club.
Commission for Women-meeting, noon, 2549 LSA.
School of Music-Bruce Oelschlager, organ recital, 8p.m., Hill.
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Jordan testifies, says
he never saw sniper
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) - Civil
rights leader Vernon Jordan testified
yesterday he never saw the sniper
whose bullet blasted a fist-sized hole in
his back and came within one-half inch
of killing him.
Jordan and Dr. Jeffrey Towles, the
physician who saved his life, testified in
the trial of avowed racist Joseph Paul
Franklin. He is charged with violating.
Jordan's civil rights by shooting him
May 29, 1980, in a Fort Wayne parking
DEFENSE attorneys say there is no
evidence to show who shot Jordan. they
say prosecutors are using Franklin as
"a convenient solution."
"I felt a sharp, sudden pain in my
back and I thought I was dreaming,
that I would wake up and it would be
gone. But I knew I had been shot," Jor-
Jordan said he never saw the person
who shot him and never heard the shot,
just felt the impact and felt his body
getting wet with blood.
Jordan described the speech he made
as president of the National Urban
League to the Fort Wayne chapter,
drinking coffee with white Urban
League director Martha Coleman and
being driven to his motel by her.
He said that when he got out of her
car and walked behind it, "I all of a
sudden felt myself sailing into the air."
Towles said that if the rifle slug had
passed half an inch to the right it would
have severed Jordan's spine.
"I THINK HE came just about as
close to dying s one can come without
dying," Towles said, describing Jor-
dan's 16 days and five operations at
Fort Wayne's Parkview Memorial
... never saw assailant
Jordan spent 84 days recuperating in
New York Hospital in New York City,
flown there on a hospital plane dispat-
ched by then-President Jimmy Carter.
"I didn't think we were going to get
him off the operating table because he
was bleeding so profusely in so many
places," Towles said.
Robert Sibert of the FBI laboratory
said his study of the bullet fragments
indicated it was fired from a
Remington .30-06 rifle, model 700 or 760.
He said he never did identify a weapon
to match the bullet fragments.
Prosecutors claim Franklin was so
consumed with hatred of blacks that he
shot Jordan and bragged about it.
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