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Ninety-four years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCIV, No. 16-S
The Mchigan Doily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, June 12, 1984
Fifteen Cents Sixteen Pages
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme
Court yesterday relaxed for the first
time its 70-year-old rule banning
illegally obtained evidence from
The justices ruled that illegally
seized evidence may be admissible if
police "inevitably" would have
discovered it anyway.
The ruling in a 16-year-old Iowa mur-
der case merely. placed the court's
stamp of approval on a practice that
most state and federal appeals courts
have been using for years.
Still ahead, however, is a far more
important Supreme Court test of the
"exclusionary rule," a device aimed at
deterring unlawful police conduct.
The justices are expected to decide
sometime by July - perhaps as early
as teday - whether there should be an
exception for evidence that is "illegal"
due only to a technical mistake by
The issue has proved to be one of the
most controversial and hotly debated in
law enforcement. Led by Chief Justice
Warren Burger, conservatives have
long denounced inflexible adherence to
the rule, saying it unduly punishes
society and coddles criminals.
A federal appeals court had thrown
out Robert Williams' conviction in the
1968 killing of Pamela Powers after
ruling that police used illegal tactics in
persuading him to lead them to the 10-
year-old girl's body.
Williams was arrested in Davenport
and was riding with police the 160 miles
back to Des Moines when detective
Cletus Leaming urged him to help
locate the girl's body.
Knowing of Williams' religious fer-
See COURT, Page 14
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Jim "Mouth" Purol takes a seat in Michigan Stadium yesterday. Purol is attempting to set a new world record by
sitting in all 101,701 seats.
Motor City stunt man
challenges 'U' stadium
By CHARLIE SEWELL
Jim "Mouth" Purol, the self-proclaimed holder of the
world record for holding the most world records, is in the
Michigan Football Stadium today on the way to yet
Purol plans to sit in every one of the stadium's 101,701
seats to raise money for the American Lung Association.
He began Sunday afternoon, and said he will travel "over
36 miles in seats" before finishing sometime tomorrow.
THE DETROIT comedian had planned to sit in 20,000
seats each day and finish Friday, but yesterday after 24
hours of squatting he had already occupied 35,000 of them.
University officials have been very cooperative, in-
stalling a telephone in the stands for Purol and leaving the
press box lights on at night.
By circulating sponsor sheets during his musical
comedy nightclub act in Detroit, Purol said he has ac-
cumulated over $2,500 in pledges for what he called "the
PUROL SAID his stunts are an effective way to raise
charity and get free publicity for his nightclub act. In 1979,
he crawled 25 miles on his hands and knees from Livonia's
City Hall to Detroit's Hart Plaza.
According to the seat-sitter's press secretary and com-
panion, who would be identified only as "L," Purol's stun-
ts began in 1976 with a two-week drum solo which raised
over $2,000 for the March of Dimes.
Purol, a native of Livonia, said he has performed stunts
for the March of Dimes and Lung association and hopes to
help the American Heart Association in the future.
He earned the nickname "mouth" by performing such
stunts as smoking 140 cigarettes at one time, puffing on
forty cigars at once, and smoking 38 pipes simultaneously
on television's "That's Incredible."
Pursol said he originates all of his stunts and has many
future plans including a cross country car trip from
Detroit to Los Angeles in reverse.
New students praise Orientation
By DAVID VANKER coming students to nine extra- Despite the heat, high humidity, an
Five exhausted freshpersons entered curricular organizations at the Univer- afternoon of non-stop walking around
the Michigan Student Assembly board sity. the campus, the University's newest
room, on the third floor of the Michigan The contest requires teams to gather students praised the summer orien-
Union on Sunday, and slumped into the information about campus activities tation program, which had its
first chairs they could each find. from the organizations - information inaugural run on Sunday and will have
"Is this your last stop?" MSA they might find useful in their years at four sessions a week through August 10.
President Scott Page asked them. the University. "I didn't know what to expect," said
"YES," they replied - they were "And are you ready to claim your Lora Lewis of Kalamazoo, who will en-
completing their tour of the Union in mugs?" Page asked, referring to the ter LSA in the fall. "Somehow it's bet-
search of information they would need prize awarded to the team with the ter than I thought it would be."
to win "Michigamia," the contest most correct answers. "IT'S GREAT," added Sandy Brown,
which the Orientation Office and UAC "HOW ABOUT an extra pillow?" an LSA freshwoman from Ypsilanti.
invented this year to. intrpduce in- replied one freshperson from Novi. See STUDENTS, Page 2
0 iege increase tanled
yesterday as low voter turnout
marked the city's school board
election. See Page 2.
" The State Senate last night ap-
proved funding for the Summer
Youth Corps. See Page 3.
" Braun Court was not a
Republican victory. See Opinion,
The plans of the two Wolverines
chosen in the baseball draft are
revealed. See Sports, Page 16.
Sunny with a high in the 90s.