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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, August 6, 1985
Officials raid marijuana
crops on U.S. land

From United Press International "What I have found here was that by
Goverment 'agents raided starting the operation a little earlier
marijuana fields across the country than anticipated, they have already
yesterday to uproot illegal plants done a good job," Meese said.
growing of federal lands, and At- Authorities did not immediately
torney General Edwin Meese sur- disclose how many marijuana plants
veyed illegal crops planted in Arkan- were uprooted in the operation.
sas by helicopter.
"WE ARE sending a strong
But Meeses plan to accompany message, both to the domestic
agents on a raid in northwestern producers of marijuana, and to the
Arkansas was diverted by heavy rain source countries outside our borders,
and fog. Instead, he took a short that the U.S. government takes very
helicopter ride to see illegal crops seriously the need to attack the
growing in the Ozark Mountains and production of this drug."
inspected plants uprooted by federal

patches of marijuana and similar
operations were conducted in western
At Ohio's attorney general's office,
spokesman Robert Tenenbaum said
work on the operation actually began
about two and a half weeks ago and it
"will continue into September."
Kentucky authorities got a one-day
jump on the federal raids with an
anonymous telephone tip Sunday af-
ternoon that netted them 10,000 plants
under cultivation. State troopers
planned to douse the field with diesel
fuel and burn the plants.

agents. At a news conference in Concord, Meese originally planned to join
N.H., U.S. Attorney Richard agents and fly by helicopter to a
AT A NEWS conference, Meese said Wiebusch was asked why he did not remote area of Arkansas where
it was the first time authorities con- join the raid. He replied facetiously: authorities planned to manually
ducted a marijuana eradication "We have instructions from the uproot and destroy fertile marijuana
program nationwide at the same Department of Justice that U.S. at- crops surreptitiously planted by drug
time. Some 2,200 law enforcement of- torneys are not to participate in raids dealers.
ficials were involved in the raids that personally. Edwin Meese put out that "This massive coordinated effort
. . .trtinshecanviolate it."---


will take place in ali 50 states. signals the resolve of the Reagan ad- Assacidted Press
ministration to deal effectively with Attorney General Edwin Meese listens as Drug Enforcement agent Larry
Meese said leaks to the media last In Tennessee, about 30 agents widespread cultivation and sale of Carver lays out the details of a marijuana eradication program yester-
week about the raids did not create scoured the mountainous Great marijuana grown within our bor- day at the Harrison, Ark., airport. Meese was in Arkansas to oversee part
any problems or tip off drug growers. Smoky Mountains National Park for ders," Meese said in a statement. of a 50-state crack down on marijuana growers.
State rejects fed dust pollution control plan
LANSING (UPI) - A spokesman said yester- trolling soot, dust, fly ash and other particles emit more than 100 tons of dust per year will be P O L IC E
day the Blanchard administration was "disap- because it does not establish enforceable controls restricted as will modifications of existing
pointed but not surprised" at federal rejection of that reflect reasonably available technology. facilities which would result in an additional 40
the state's plans for controlling dust pollution. So-called fugitive dust pollution comes from tons of dust.
The Environmental Protection Agency action sources other than plant smokestacks. Common The restrictions will take effect 30 days after
apparently will result in growth restrictions on sources include unpaved roads and parking lots, publication in the Federal Register.
portions of Wayne and Monroe counties, but the material handling operations and material Scott said the restrictions will affect "a small Murder attempted
spokesman Deputy Press Secretary Tom Scott, storage piles. area of Wayne and Monroe counties" and will
said no serious adverse economic impact is an- THOSE PORTIONS of Wayne and Monroe coun- have "no immediate economic development effec- A 28-year-old Ann Arbor resident
ticipated. ties which are not meeting health-based national ts." was stabbed in the abdomen during a
COURT ACTION apparently is one option under air quality standards for dust will be affected by No major planned industrial project, including fight in the 200 block of Sunset Road at
consideration. the growth restrictions. the new Mazda Motor Corp. plant at Flat Rock, is 2:30 a.m. yesterday. Police do not
The EPA said it rejected the state's plan for con- New industrial facilities with the potential to located within the affected areas, Scott said. have any suspects.
US. finds terrorists guilty of cons iracy RA2earoAn Abor homeless
woman was raped Friday night bet-

CHICAGO (UPI) - Four alleged weekend, to break fellow FALN than 25 hours, split the verdicts. also scheduled a hearing today on
Puerto Rican terrorists were found members out of prison, and to rob a Defendants Edwin Cortes, 30, and prosecution request to revoke th
guilty in U.S. District Court yesterday rapid transit bus to finance the Alberto Rodriguez, 32, were found bond of Jose Rodriguez, the onl
of plotting to blow up two military in- operation. guilty on all eight counts, Alejandrina defendent not jailed.
stallations in the Chicago area tc Torres, 46, was convicted on all but In closing arguments Thursda)
press for independence for their They were also charged with main- the armed robbery charge, and Jose Assistant U.S. Attorney Jame
homeland. taining two "safe houses" where Luis Rodriguez, 24, was found guilty Ferguson derided claims by thre
The defendants were charged with weapons and explosives were stock- of one count of seditious conspiracy. defendants that they were freedor
seditious conspiracy for plotting to piled. fighters, calling them instea
bomb two military installations U.S. District Judge George "ruthless criminals."
during the 1983 Fourth of July The jury, which deliberated more Leighton set sentencing for Oct. 4, and
Highlight Juliet; 7 & 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. demonstration, Gary Collins, 10 a.m., Room
Japanese Studies - This Week in Japan, 3 4208, School of Education Building.
Microcomputer Education Center -
Broke and looking for something to do? Then p.m., Room 2011, MLB. workshops, Introduction to MS-DOS, 3 p.m.; In-
the Union Cultural Program's Concert of the. troduction to Spreadsheet, 10 a.m., Room 3001,
month might be just the thing. Tonight's concert M eetings School of Education Building.
features School of Music students Kathryn Ann Arbor Public Library - Evening Voyages
Copeland on saxophone and Anita Krause on Turner Geriatric Clinic - Newcomer's group, Storytime Program, Humorous Tales and Songs,
piano. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the 1 p.m., 1010 WallISt. 7:30 p.m., New Conference Room in the
Pendleton Room at the Union. Admission is free. basement of the Main Library.
FilmsMiscellaneous WCBN - "Spirits in the Material World," 6
Michigan Theater Foundation - Romeo and School of Education - ICON microcomputer p.m.; "Health Views,"6:30 p.m.,88.3FM.

a ween 10 and 10:30 p.m. in an unknown
e location, police said. The victim had
ly arranged to spend the night in another
woman's apartment. The woman left
y, the apartment, and the victim an-
s swered the door to a man she didn't
ee know. He entered the apartment and
m raped her, police said.
Cash stolen
A purse containing $50 was stolen
from a 21-year-old woman by an
acquaintance Friday night. The
unarmed robbery occurred in the 200
block of West Mosley, police said. The
woman's two-year-old daughter was
hit during the altercation.
The Dawn Treader Book Shop was
robbed of $125 sometime Friday night
or Saturday morning. Police believe a
key was used to gain entry or that the
lock was slipped.
A wallet valued at $45 was taken
from a student's unattended back-
pack in Randall Lab Friday at 11
a.m., campus security said.
-Laura Bischoff




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