MAYOR YOUNG VS. DPOA - WHO WILL RULE DETROIT'S POLICE? A recent incident where three white cops beat up a black patrolman underscores the racial tension in the Detroit Police Department and between the police and the community. The article delves into the history of racism n the department and efforts by Mayor Young to fight it. By Nadine Brown page 3.
PAPER RADIO looks at Ann Arbor Mayor Wheeler's clash with City Council Republicans over use of federal Community Development Revenue Sharing (CDRS) funds, illegal purchases of eavesdropping equipment by Michigan police agencies, and The Farm commune in Tennessee. This issue, we also initiate a Community Bulletin Board for announcements by community groups from the Detroit Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. Send us your stuff page 4.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE asks if folks think a new Arab-Israeli war is inevitable. Also, LETTERS. page 6.
EDITORIAL comments on the SUN's plans to expand into Detroit page 7.
INFORMED SOURCES-national and international news, with a point of view, including CIA infiltration of the White House and CBS television. Congressman Michael Harrington fighting censure moves after his disclosure of ClA's efforts to "destabilize" Chile's Allende government, U.S. Civil Service banning anti-gay discrimination, the state of African liberation movements, and more page 8
BOOKS AGEE'S EXPOSE PUBLISHED OVER CIA THREATS - When Philip Agee, a refugee from "the company", wrote his detailed and scathing memoirs of his work for the CIA, the agency fought to stop publication. The book, now available in the U.S. is reviewed by Ellen Hoffman. Also, a look at Ericka Jong's poetry, and books for the Bicentennial page 10
RECORDS - new releases by Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Steven Stills, Neil Young and the Eleventh Hour Featuring Larry Coryell page 12 MUSIC - a look at the recently held Ohio Vatley Jazz Festival. . .Also MUSIC NOTES page 13
FROM JACKSON PRISON TO CENTER FIELD: RON LEFLORE COMES HOME - In 1970, he was sent to prison to serve five to fifteen years for armed robbery. In this interview, Detroit Tiger's center fielder tells the story of his rapid rise, how he learned baseball in prison, growing up in the heart of the Detroit slums, and his feelings about success, By Ken Kelley page 15
MOVIES - NASHVILLE: BICENTENNIAL BLUES WITH A COUNTRY SOUND - a review of Robert Altman's latest look at American life in the Seventies. Reviewed by Joe Gaughan ; page 21
CLASSIFIED - sell, rent, or find what you're looking for at the best rates around page 22
CALENDAR - the most complete listings for entertainment and community events available anywhere for Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti & environs page 24