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The-Michigan Daily - Friday, May 25,,1984 - Page 3

SECOND FRONT PAGE

Engineering library to leave UGHi
By ANDREW ERIKSEN fast," said Jane Flener, associate director for public the Dow Building basement and opened the project
A permanent engineering library facility will be services for the University library system. for construction bids. The $3.7 million project is ex-
built on North Campus within four or five years, ac- The most likely spot for the new engineering pected to be completed by September 1985.
cording to Maurita Holland, head librarian for the library is between the Chrysler Center and the Both projects will be privately funded through the
Engineering-Transportation Library. Phooenix Memorial Laboratory, said Charles Vest, Campaign for Michigan, a $160 million fund raising
The Engineering-Transportation Library, which is associate dean of engineering. project.
now located on the third and fourth floors of the Un- A temporary library will be housed in the basement In addition to moving freshman and sophomore
dergraduate Library, will be moved to the new of the Dow Building. The basement will also contain engineering classes from Central Campus to North
facility, but library administrators have not decided classrooms and labs for freshman engineering Campus, the College of Engineering is discussing the
what to do with the vacated space in the Un- classes plus computer a instructional television possibility of having other courses taught on North
dergraduate Library. workstations. Campus. Courses in LSA disciplines such as
"It would be foolhardy to project what is going to At their last monthly meeting, the University mathematics and physics may be offered on both
happen to that space because things are changing so regents approved the budget for the improvements in campuses.
Braun Ct.
conflict
flares

again.
By ERIC MATTSON
The ongoing controversy over Braun
Court erupted this week when 13 people
voiced their opposition to the proposed
conversion of the seven-house
development to retail use.
Peter Allen and Jan Mak, the owners
of the property, had been scheduled to
present the proposal to the city plan-
ning commission Tuesday, but they
withdrew it because they are changing
the original plans.
ALLEN PREVIOUSLY proposed put-
ting a glass dome over the 74-year-old
project, knocking the porches off the
houses, and. installing second-story
walkways to connect the buildings. He
has since decided against such radical
changes.
But a public hearing on the issue
already had been announced, and
despite being encouraged not to ad-
dress the Commission over a "dead
issue," 13 Ann Arbor residents ex-
presssed their concern over the matter,
while only two people supported the
change at Tuesday's hearing.
"The issue is and and the issue
remains people are going to be kicked
out of their homes," said Roger Ker-
son, a Braun Court resident and mem-
ber of the Downtown Neighbors
Association.
ANN ARBOR resident Ethel Potts
questioned the need to expand retail
space downtown. "We do not see the
need to add to the downtown acreage
when there is already so much
available," she said.
Fred Horowitz, a professor at
Washtenaw Community College and a
former Braun Court resident, said
"when I first set eyes on the Court I
didn't think it was beautiful." But he
added that the Court's sense of com-
munity made it a great place to live.
Ann Arbor Resident Jeff Ditz won-
dered who controls development in the
city. "Is Ann Arbor the private
playground for a handful of
developers?" he asked. "It's a Wonder
Bread of urban development."
Braun Court's landlord, Leslie
Nelson, defended the proposed
changes, saying Braun Court has "a
real slummy atmosphere." She added
that if the residents really cared about
the neighborhood, "they would take a
See CITIZENS, Page 7

Associated Press
Chicago fire
Willye White, five-time Olympic long-jumper, carries the Olympic torch through Chicago yesterday. Runners began
carrying the torch Tuesday from New York to Los. Angeles.
Prosecution rests in Faber murder trial

By ERIC MATTSON
After three days of tense testimony,
the prosecution rested its case in the
trial of 17-year-old Machelle Pearson,
who is accused of murdering Ann Arbor
resident Nancy Faber last November.
Defense witnesses will take the stand
next Tuesday after a five-day recess,
and Pearson is expected to testify
sometime next week.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY Donald
Ferris said he will call between five and
ten witnesses to try and prove that
Pearson shot Faber because she was in-
timidated by her boyfriend, Ricardo
Hart.
Faber was shot on November 22 as
she drove her blue Ford Fairmont away
from the Kroger store at Plymouth and
Green Rds. Pearson allegedly asked
Faber for a ride as she left the store's

parking lot and demanded Faber's pur-
se as they drove away.
In a taped confession made in
December, Pearson said the .38-
caliber gun "just went off."
PROSECUTING Attorney William
Delhey called several witnesses to the
stand in an attempt to convince the jury
that Pearson knew what she was doing
and should be held responsible for her
actions.
Marilyn Martin, Pearson's cellmate
after the shooting, said Pearson "was
volunteering information left and
right," and said she shot Faber "because
it was fun."
Martin said she decided to testify
against Pearson because "it was sen-
seless and it was stupid for that lady to
die." She added that, like Faber, she
has two children, and this helped con-

vince her to testify.
FERRIS attempted repeatedly to
discredit Martin's testimony by citing
her criminal record and implying that
she is reputed to be "manipulative."
Ferris also said Martin may have
testified just to get a lighter sentence
for what she is currently charged
with - embezzlement.
But every time Ferris asked if her
testimony "had absolutely nothing to do
with wanting to help yourself," Martin
replied affirmatively.
ON WEDNESDAY, Delhey called
Mary Gordon, the girlfriend of Tony
Frazier, to the stand. Pearson at first
implicated Frazier, Ricardo Hart's
half-brother, in the shooting.
When Pearson and Hart discovered
Faber had died three days after being
See DEFENSE, Page 4

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