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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, July 30, 1985 - Page 3
. POICEMSU student admits to stabbing
By LAURA BISCHOFF "I WENT over to Sean and Brian's place and unknown. "I haven't the foggiest idea," said Jack
waived Brian came home and told me to leave. I don't Apol, Thomas' attorney. "It is entirely up to the
O TE S A Michi right to trial yesterday and pleaded guilty in know why," Thomas told circuit court Judge Ross judge's discretion."
his rights County Circuit Court to assault with a Camobell. Forsythe threw Thomas and his suit- Thomas, who turned 18 this spring, asked at his
y case in the hallway, then Thomas tried to reenter pre-trial that the case be considered under the
dangerous weapon. the apartment and talk to Forsythe, Thomas said. Homes Youth Act, which would clear Thomas'
Man shot Rajiv Thomas, originally from India, admitted "Brian pounced on me, took me to the floor, and. record since he was 17 at the time of the incident.
A 20-year-old Ann Arbor man to stabbing Ann Arbor resident Brian Forsythe started wrestling with me. Then I used the knife," Whether the case will be considered under the
sustained minor injuries after being with a pocket knife in Forsythe's apartment at 400 he said. Holmes Act has yet to be decided by Judge Cam-
hit by a bullet Friday night in the 2300 Maynard St. in March. Thomas was visiting For- Thomas faces up to four years in prison and a pbell.
block of Arrowwood, police said. The sythe and Sean Cummings, both friends of his $2,000 fine at his sentencing Sept. 6. Whether Neither Cummings nor Forsythe could be
victim was on his wav to a Dartv with from high school, when the stabbing occurred. Thomas will get the maximum sentence is reached for comment.

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a group of people when several other -_---_-_--------
people confronted them and an
argument began. The first group fled
and several shots were fired, police
Robberies reported testig
Two people were walking on the
CCRB bridge Saturday night when
three suspects threatened them witha proposals
knife, took a small amount of cash,
and fled, police said.
A strong-arm robbery occurred in rej e cte
the 800 block of East University at 9
p.m. Thursday when the loser of an yWASHINGTON (UPI) -President
arm-wrestling contest refused to pay Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail
off a bet. The winner of the contest - Gorbachev swapped - and im-
knocked him to the ground, kicked mediately rejected - proposals on
him, and stole his wallet containing a nuclear testing yesterday ina bout of
small amount of cash, police said. public posturing before their Novem-
her summit.
A 19-year-old Ann Arbor man was
approached from behind by three- Seeking the upper hand in their con-
men, knocked to the ground, beaten, test for world opinion, Reagan invited
and robbed of his backpack valued at Gorbachev to send Soviet observers to
less than $150. The robbery occurred a U.S. nuclear weapons test to under-
Friday night at 11:10 p.m. near score the need for improved methods
Washtenaw and Observatory, Sgt. Associated Press of monitoring compliance with treaty
Jan Suomala said. Hopaobligations.
Two hours later, Gorbachev an-
Two suspects approached a 20-year- A frog is suddenly just a blur as Justin Abbott, 10, of Racine, Wis., encourages his candidate Sunday in the 30th nounced a five-month unilateral
old Ann Arbor man from behind, annual Wisconsin State Championship Frog Jump contest. moratorium on nuclear tests and in-
knocked him to the ground, and vited similar action by the United
kicked him while a third suspect wat- "u"gte-u-a tu States.
ched at 12:20 a.m. Saturday in the 600 NA am t ribhl
block of S. State St. A wallet and a Spff ei ilig ts S a IN A statement carried by theof
bloc of . Sate t. Awalet ad aficial Tass news agency, Gorbachev
watch were stolen, polce said. sewage systems will be held said the moratorium was intended "to
DETROIT (UPI) - General Motors Corp. announced Ironically, Tennessee was not among the list of states facilitate the termination of the
yesterday it has tentatively picked Spring Hill, Tenn., to whose governors made pilgrimages to GM headquarters dangerous competition in building up
Purse snatched be the home of its $3.5-billion Saturn Corp. manufacturing in Detroit in hopes of luring the Saturn complex, although nuclear arsenals and wishing to set a
complex that will build subcompact cars by 1988.h. good example."
. - private meetings may have been conducted in Detroit
A woman was walking over the The automaker said that Troy and Madison Heights, between GM and Tennessean economic officials. ' However, the move was dismissed
bridge to the Amtrak station at 10 Mich., will be the home of Saturn's headquarters and GM repeatedly delayed the site announcement as propaganda by a senior U.S. of-
p.m. Thursday night when a man on a engineering operations and provide up to 1,200 GM repeaeddelare te te anunee ficial who said the Soviets recently
bicycle rode by and grabbed her pur- engineering-related jobs. claiming it needed more time to process all the data o Si cnty
ye, policepsaid. The long-awaited announcement was made more than through its computer banks, but also apparently stalled undertook "A significant ac-
se, police said. half a year after GM Chairman Roger B. Smith announ- until it had in hand a finalized labor agreement between celeration of their test program to be
ced the formation of Saturn Corp., GM's first new Saturn and the United Automobile Workers union. "in a position not to need to test"
nameplate in about 60 years and an ambitious attempt to THE SPRING Hill site, in Maury County, is a 2,200-acre during the moratorium.
Break-ins reported build about half a million modularly designed subcompac- farmland area about30 miles south of Nashville and about The Soviets, in a dispatch carried
ts a yar in $5 bilion poject.35 miles from Nissan Motor Manufacturings Smyrna, b h fiilTs esaec
Someone entered a home in the 400 GM SAID it will hold a news conference today in Nash- Tenn., assembly plant. The centerpiece of the site is similarlyc then ndwheReagncy,
block of S. Division through an . Haynes Haven Farm, an 1,132 acre tract of land. sim l ,contendedoffer
unlocked door late Friday night and vile at 11 a.m. EDT to release more details about the Sources said GM found the site attractive because of its "does not contain any novelty" and
stole a camera valued at less than plant. proximity to customers most likely to buy a Saturn car, was designed to divert attention from
$375, police said. But Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander responded currently shown as a rounded four door sedan. This would a refusal by the United States to ban
to GM's official announcement a day early, calling the keep transportation costs to a minimum. all weapons tests.
A stereo and clothes valued at less decision "a national verdict." Tennessee also has some of the highest productivity By inviting Soviet observers to the
than $950 were taken between 9 p.m. "It establishes Tennessee as the best home in America rates of workers anywhere in the nation, and the Saturn Nevada Test Site, Tass saidthe
Thursday and 2:30 a.m. Friday. The for tomorrow's jobs," Lamar said. "The largest company site would not be near any auto plants working under a American administration suggests
burglar entered the home in the 400 in the world, after a most extensive search anyone can more traditional labor agreement - actually only to register nuclear
block of Benjamin through a window, remember, is putting in Tennessee the largest one-time for fear of having Saturn's novel labor practices under- blasts and thus tolegalize them."
police said. investment in U.S. history." mined by them.
"Tennesseans are proud of and grateful for this In extending the invitation, Reagan
A video cassette recorder was decision. We will - all of us - do everything we LOW WATER and utility costs, as well as the pro- modified a 10-month-old proposal, un-
stolen from a home in the 1600 block of reasonably can to help make Saturn a big success," business attitude of Tennessee state officials, also veiled before the U.N. General
Maclntrye late Thursday night. Lamar said. weighed heavily in the automaker's decision. Assembly and rejected by Moscow
THE DECISION to locate in Spring Hill ended a seven- As important as the 6,000 new jobs and the $200 million months ago, that each superpower
A television set and clothing valued month race between governors of 27 states who offered payroll created by Saturn are the approximately 20,000 permit on-site measurement of un-
at less than $325 was stolen from a GM all sorts of incentives and tax breaks. supplier jobs that would result from the new plant. ;:derground tests by the other.
home in the 1700 block of Cram Circle Start of construction at the Maury County site depends Although most Saturn personnel willbe recruited from the The Soviets have resisted on-site in-
late Thursday night when a screen on the outcome of negotiations with state, local and utility ranks of GM-UAW personnel, the Detroit News reporteds .
was cut. aura officials, said Saturn President William E. Hoglund. Talks GM has placed ads in Nashville newspapers seeking spection i other areas of arms con-
- Laura Bischoff over education, training, utilities, access roads, and engineers, designers and material managers. trol.

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