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Ten schools. Tieman said he
requested the campus patrol because
he likes working in a student area.
The streets were clogged with
pedestrian and auto traffic from the
Art Fair, so we were stuck in stop-
and-go traffic and couldn't go down
State Street, South University, or
Liberty. Tieman said he thought the
size of the Art Fair has "gotten out of
hand" in recent years.
We stopped a skateboarder wearing
a torn white t-shirt and brightly
colored shorts because he was skating
through traffic. Tieman told him that
skateboarding in the street was a $25
fine, but lethim off with a warning.
I noted that people treat police of-
ficers with either friendly respect or
total hostility. People looked up as we
drove, and lots of little kids and some
adults waved to us. Tieman said it
really makes his day to see a little kid
smile and wave to him after dealing
with tense situations all the time.
'4:20 p.m.: At Huron and Main St.
Tieman decided to pull over a beat-up
yellow Datsun pick-up truck for not
having side-view mirrors. Before we
were able to turn around and follow
the Datsun, a lost fair-goer flagged us
down for directions. (If the Art Fair
brings anything to the police, it's lost
people.) Tieman quickly gave direc-
tions and accelerated to catch up with
the Datsun that had pulled around the
The car pulled off to the side of the
road immediately without a TV-like
Tieman ran a check on the driver,
and found that he was "clean." He
said he would either lecture a person
or give them a ticket for a violation,
but never both. This time, he lectured
the driver for not wearing a seat belt
and wrote a ticket for the lack of
'5 p.m.: The dispatcher asked stolen recently, so Tieman wanted to brother showed up and Brown was riders. It seemed as though the police
Adam 31 - that's us - to check out a check these out. While one young released. had a good rapport with them.
hole in the sidewalk on Huron at Four- rider, Tali Jackson, was hostile, the -9 p.m.: We went to Gallup Park. As Tieman later told me that there is a
th Avenue next to the Ann Arbor Inn. other rider, Tyrone Brown, was polite we rolled into the park, people big problem of rivalry between Ann
Sure enough, there was a hole at the and congenial. hanging out by their cars started to Arbor and Ypsilanti residents and
base of a tree next to the sidewalk that The mopeds were clean, but the hide their beers. Tieman said hello to that the Ann Arbor locals see Gallup
was big enough for a foot to fit in. We computer revealed a bench warrant a friend from Pioneer High School and Park as their turf, not to be tread on
went back to the police garage and got for Brown's arrest, so Tieman im- drove to the end of the park where by Ypsilanti people. Sometimes this
some cones to mark it with, and told mediately called for back-up and more locals listened to hard rock rivalry results in fights.
headquarters that a work crew should handcuffed Brown. The back-up unit music and sipped beers by their cars. 09:15 p.m.: Tieman swung through
fix it soon, arrived in less than two minutes and Officer Rick Cornell, on motorcycle town one more time and then dropped
While we were in the police garage, took away the prisoner. patrol, was talking with them when me off at The Daily on Maynard
Tieman showed me the 300 or so un- '7:45 p.m.: The prisoner we arrived. Street.
claimed stolen bicycles that had been got to the station before About eight motorcycles rode in In general, it was a slow night,
recovered. The bikes will be auc- us and was locked up in a small, behind us and Cornell greeted them Tieman said. But he said, "I prefer it
tioned off or may become green bikes, cement-walled room with a table and and shook hands with one or two of the this way."
Tieman said. (Green bikes have their two chairs. As a safety precaution,
materialistic value "exorcised" from Tieman took off his gun and locked it
them, then become community in a metal box before opening the
property.) door. Brown was wanted for not
-5:50 p.m.: After close to three showing up in court for a traffic
hours in campus and downtown Art violation.
Fair traffic, we drove down Broad- Tieman showed me the com- lo se
way to a small park near Kroger's munications room while we waited for o o e i E n
and I met Arlene a street person. She the Sheriff's department to call back.
was sober, Tieman said, but she didn't Three women were on duty. Two of
sound like she was in good shape to them answered the phone while the WASHINGTON (UPI) - A joint already the second one to come from
me. She had been laying on the groung other, a uniformed officer, dispatched congressional committee has deter- the administration. It is a revised ver-
and resting. She chatted with Tieman the calls. There are 16 emergency mined President Reagan's tax reform sion of the original Treasury plan
and apologized for cussing in front of lines, a machine for communicating plan would, over five years, lose about released last November.
me. with the hearing impaired, and a huge $25 billion and the administration is Congressional sources said
'7:05 p.m.: After a 30-minute dinner .map of Ann Arbor over the dispat- considering changes to lessen the Treasury Secretary James Baker had
break at Bill Knapp's, we hit the road cher's desk. shortfall, sources said yestrerday. agreed the administration would work
and Tieman showed me the South The computer operator ran a check The estimate from the Joint Com- with Congress on possible changes to
Maple Project, a low-income housing on my license for me and found that I mittee on Taxation projects that the the second tax plan to make sure that
area. The men hanging outside the had a clean record in Ann Arbor and plan would lose more money than it is roughly revenue-neutral -
complex gave the police car a cold at the federal level. The computer, predicted by the administration, meaning it does not significantly raise
stare and ignored Tieman's friendly which can check almost anything on which said the shortfall would be or lower the amount of tax money the
nod and wave. "They don't like anyone in any country, spit out a about $11.5 billion during the five-year government takes in.
police," he said. Last week there was report on me in 10 or 20seconds. period from 1986 to 1990, the sources
a shooting - violent crimes are com- '8p.m.: Brown was going to have to said.
mon up there, he said - and the vic- wait for his brother to come down to However, even though it is more
tim wouldn't tell police who had shot the station with a $50 bond so Tieman than the administration expected, the 1rialof
him. locked him up again. Before locking five-year, $25 billion shortfall
him up he took Hrown's snoeiaces estimate is much less than what had
e7:15 p.m.: We pulled out of the from him. I asked why, and Tieman been predicted by some critics of the Al k 1
project and started down Maple Road said that in the 12 years he has been on president's tax plan. Ai a K ov.
when Tieman spotted two black Hon- the force, two people have hanged Reagan's plan, which would
da Spree mopeds and pulled them themselves while in police custody. eliminate numerous tax breaks and
over. Two Honda Sprees had beer Before we left the station Brown's streamline and lower tax rates, is con tin u es
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of people killed since the state of
emergency began in large areas of
the country in an attempt to end 11
months of racial violence in black
, A police spokesman yesterday
released the names of an ad-
ditional 130 people detained by
authorities. The arrests brought to
795 the number of people taken into
custody during the emergency. All nesburg andPortElizabeth yester-
but four of the detainees are black. day, two blacks were wounded
Black community leaders and seven arrested when police
disputed police figures, saying as fired at crowds who stoned and
many as 1.000 people have been burned vehicles, attacked a train
arrested. Arrests continued yester- and firebombed a power station,
day in Alexandria, near Johan- plolice said.
nesburg and in Sharpeville and One black was wounded when a
surrounding areas, one leader crowd attacked a black 'gover-
said. nment official.
In other incidents near Johan-
Hale Auditorium, Business Administration Meetings
Building, free. Chinese Students Christian Fellowship - 7:30
Michigan Theater Foundation - Stop Making p.m., Packard Road Baptist Church.
With all thtshikeyArt Fairstuff goingon, what Sense, 7:30 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater. Korean Christian Fellowship - 9 p.m., Cam-
we need around here ts some culfure. That's -pus Chapel. .
why the School of Music is sponsoring an organp
recital tonight at 8 p.m. in the Organ Studio, 2110 Miscellaneous
School of Music. Hop on abus to North Campus Performances WCBN - "Arts and Ideas," 6p.m., 88.3 FM.
andhave a ball. International Folk Dance Club - Lessons, 8
Film.s Eclipse Jazz - Lisa Wolf & Friends, 2:30 p.m.; p.m., Ingalls Mall.
Andy Adamson Jazz Ensemble, 4 p.m.; Mark Microcomputer Educational Center -
Anderson Jazztet, 7p.m., Union. Workshop, DOS, 9 p.m., 3113 School of Education
Japanese Film Studies - Sansho Dayn, 8p.m., Building.
JUNEAU, Alaska (UPI) - The
Alaska Senate called two more key
witnesses, including another resigned *
state official, yesterday in its con-
sideration of impeachment charges
against Democratic Gov. William
Testimony on the fourth day of the
hearings was sought from an ad-
ministration official who announced
his resignation last week and a
political backer of the first-term
Sheffield, 57, a millionaire Alaska
hotel magnate, is accused of having
aides rig a $9.1 million state office
lease so that Joseph "Lenny" Ar-
senault, a chief political fund raiser
and Fairbanks Union official, could
win the contract.
The Republican-dominated Rules
Committee is taking testimony in
Alaska's first impeachment hearing
in its 26 years of statehood. A special
session of the legislature was called to
consider the charges.
The full Senate, which is taking part *
in the proceedings being televised
across Alaska, will decide whether to
send a motion of impeachment to the
House, which would conduct a formal
trial. ' ,