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The Michigan Daily-Friday, August 13, 1982-Page 5
The Ohio comes to Washington

The first of the nuclear-powered Trident
class submarines, the USS Ohio, churns
through the waters of Puget Sound toward
its new base (right). Protesting the arrival
were Mike Masterson (below) and other
members of an anti-Trident blockade. The
U.S. Coast Guard turned away the
blockade yesterday using water cannons
(lower right). Jack Daniels (left)
welcomes the submarine with signs on his
porch overlooking the Sound. The Ohio
made the crossing safely.

Kelly's attorney expected to motion fo

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Graves said. Kelly's mother is expec-
ted to make a speech.
During the trial, Waterman
challenged the jury selection process,
saying that blacks were not represen-
ted proportionately in the origional pool
of prospective jurors. He made two ad-
ditional mistrial motions, claiming a
court-ordered lie detector test violated
Kelly's rights and prejudiced jurors
against his client.
"Leo Kelly is a product of his en-
vironment, as we all are, and the
racism on the U of M campus Leo had to
deal with caused this tragedy," said
Richard Garland, another committee
organizer. "The University is just as
responsible as Leo Kelly."
"THE QUESTION that has to be
asked is did Leo Kelly pull the trigger."
Graves said, "No one denies that."
"But the real person who pulled the
trigger is institutional racism at the

... the real person who pulled the trigger is institutional
racism at the University of Michigan.'
-Joe Graves,
student member of the
Committee to Defend Leo Kelly

r new trial
terest in overturning what is clearly a
racist verdict," including the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored Persons (NAACP), the
Southern Christian Leadership Con-
ference (SCLC), and the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Kelly faces two consecutive life sen-
tences for conviction on two counts of
first degree murder. Washtenaw Coun-
ty Circuit Court Judge Ross Campbell
is expected to deliver the sentence at 9
a.m. today at the Washtenaw County
Courthouse.

University of Michigan," he added.
"The University of Michigan should be
put on trial and not Leo.Kelly."
Garland said discrimination, both in
the trial and at the University, was
responsible for "the injustice of the
whole Kelly situation."
"THE COMMITTEE feels that Leo
Kelly has not received a fair trial in as
much as there is 30 percent black
representation in Washtenaw County
and he (Kelly) was tried by an all-white
jury," he explained.
According to Garland, the verdict
was unfair "in terms of the Hinckley

trial, in which the verdict was vastly
different." Hinckley was tried by a
predominantly black jury.
Graves said the committee is com-
posed of "anyone who might have an in-

State defers $8 million
University payment

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come tax increase and other efforts to
bail Michigan out of its financial
troubles, $100 million may still have to
be cut from programs to balance the
budget, as required by state law.
"THE PROBLEMS have -been
growing in the last few days," Preston
said yesterday. "Some of it will have to
be (resolved) with an executive order."
If further budget cuts are necessary,
higher education would be targeted for
cuts because it is one of the few areas in
which the state has not yet spent its
money.
An executive order reducing
allocations to higher education would,

be the fourth in the last year. Previous
state spending reductions in Septem-
ber, October, and May reduced
payments to the University by $11
million.
The lack of state support has been
blamed for various problems at the
University, including a lack of a faculty
and staff salary program, the recent 15
percent tuition hike, and the delay by
administrators in forming a budget for
this fiscal year, which began July 1.
In a recent statement to the Regents,
University President Harold Shapiro
said, "We cannot allow this
deterioration to continue or we shall see
higher education crumble.'.

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