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December 02, 1978 - Image 10

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'GIANT FLASH CUBE'

Swoosh! Meteoi

By United Press International
A meteor that etched its flight in the.
night sky over the Midwest Thursday
evening with streaks of blue, green and
red light apparently was reduced to lit-
tle more than a large cinder by its
suicide plunge through the heavens.
The meteor went to its death in the
Earth's atmosphere Thursday ight in a
kaleidoscopic display of light that left
police departments, broadcast stations
and weather bureaus swamped with
calls about the strange celestial
phenomenon.
ASTRONOMERS SAID some

fragments of the meteor may have
fallen into remote areas, but none were
found.
Kenneth Clark, 68, found what he
thoughts was a meteortie fragment im-
bedded in the stone driveway of his
Columbus, Ohio, home early Friday. It
was cindery-looking and about the size
of a tennis ball, and Clark said it dug a
crater three inches wide and 1'/2 inches
deep.
However, the "meteorite" showed no
signs of radiation, and a geologist who
examined it decided it was a piece of
asphalt.

r ligh
A SPOKESMAN for
American Air Defense
Colorado, which trackedt
radar, said it entered ti
mosphere near Lebanon,
miles north of Columbus.
Though visible for lesst
it was spotted by thousan
far away as Missouri,P
Tennessee.
Light surrounding the
changed colors quickly a
heated up in the atmosp
appeared blue, then green
finally, yellow. Then it wa

Is up area
r the North Purdue University Astronomer Marc
Comrfland in Horn said he didn't see the meteor but
the meteor on he and his colleagues saw "the entire
he Earth's at- sky light up."
Ind., 9 to 100 "I'm sure it was very big," he said.
than a minute "We were standing in a completely
ds of people as dark dome and it was as if someone had
Michigan and truned on a fluorescent light."
dying meteor THE METEOR was so bright street
s the big rock lights went off briefly in Terre Haute
phere. it first and Vincennes, Ind., where the lights
n, orange and, are controlled by automatic light sen-
s gone. sing devices.

In trouble again - AP Photo
Former Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg holds the daughter of fellow defendant
Jean Zimmerman after a guilty verdict was handed down in their Rocky Flats
anti-nuclear power plant trial. Ellsberg, along with eight co-defendants, was-
unlike his 1973 Pentagon papers trial-found guilty in the Golden, Colorado
case. Ellsberg smiles since the trial is over, despite the third degree criminal
trespasssing conviction.
I. Want The I nside Scoop?I

Egypt, Israel agree to resume peace talks
(Continued from Page 1)

agreed to resume the Washington peace
talks in an apparent response to direct
U.S. criticism of Israel's "take it or
leave it" attitude on the treaty.
Quoting comments the prime
minister made to liberal members of
his Likud Party, the broadcast said:
"Begin believes that when negotiations

with Egypt resume they will last
several weeks."
IN A RELATED development, a top
Sadat aide said yesterday the Egyptian
president has decided not to receive his
Nobel Peace Prize in person with co-
winner Begin in Norway on Dec. 10.
Begin has accepted the invitation to,
receive the award personally. Sayed

Marei, a former Parliament speaker
and a close confidant of Sadat's, said
the president has designatedl him to ac-
cept the award in his name.,
Yesterday Associated Press also
reported Israeli-backed right ving
Christian guerrillas battled Palestinian
guerrillas in a four-hour artillery duel
in southern Lebanon.,Lebanese officials

reported eight civilians wounded.
Lebanon's parliament speaker
Kamel Assad, meanwhile, protested to
the United Nations that Israel was
building an airfield and harbor for
military purposes in the area, a charge
Israeli military officials dismissed as
"ridiculous."

Student gets 'D'; sues 'U' for $885,-

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(Continued from Page 1)
"IT WOULD BE really stupid of me
to say anything if the case is still pen-
ding," said Thompson. "This is an
enormously complex and long term
thing and it would be a mistake to say
anything about it."
Thomson said, however, that the
papers which Higgins turned in for the
course were "unsatisfactory" and were
"viewed as ungradable."
U-M Artists & Craftsmen Guild
Christmas
Art Fair
U-M
Coliseum
Fifth at Hill
Ann Arbor
Saturday
December 2
10 AM-8 PM
Sunday
December 3
10 AM-8 PM

After deliberation we decided that
the highest grade we could give him
would be a "D," Thompson added. But
"it's the perogrative of the professor
(Sklenar) to decide what to do with a
student's work." Sklenar declined
comment on the subject.
HIGGINS SAID he is not arguing his
case on, a "preferential treatment"

because of jurisdictional problems and
Lie second because the first case had
not been fully adjudicated. Finally, on
October 10, 1978, Higgins filed a third
suit in the State Court of Claims naming
the Board of Regents as defendants in
the case. he affirmed his desire to be
compensated for the "conspiratiorial
malice" which the University exhibited

Higgins. But, hetook a nasty attitude
towards me right away and said he was
going to use all the resources in his
power to win the suit.
"DAANE RESENTS the fact that
I've made a good legal case without
even being a lawyer," Higgins added.
"But he knows I'm right-they all know
I'm right."

"I rieulmy situation as fighting a q(uadiruple prejudice: I'bl I)ack, I'm not a
laiyer. I'm suing a state sponsored instiltution, and, lastly., the nature oJ my
argunremdt is a lot dlqfertd1nt1 ni Hsighilar(gcgsesU.
-r~rmnir studlent Boab Higgins, echo is suing the University.

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basis, but that he simply was given
"pretty shoddy 'treatment" by the
German department and that because-
of prejudice and resentment, was not
given a grade he deserved.
"I view my situation as fighting a
guadruple prejudice," said the 31-year-
old Higgins. "I'm black, I'm not a
lawyer (Higgins is defendng his own
case), I'm suing a state sponsored in-
stitution, and lastly, the nature of my
argument is a lot different than in
similar cases."
Higgins has twice before filed similar
charges; they were dismissed by the
courts on technicalities; the first

towards him by a payment of "885,000
and the blessings of God."
ALTHOUGH A DATE for argument
has not yet been set for the case, Daane
said he is confident the judge will
decide in favor of the University.
Higgins, a former bodyguard for
Malcolm X who was involved in a
variety of civil rights activities during
the sixties, said he does not expect to
win the suit, even though he said he has
found 22 separate federal, state and
University statutes which defend his
position.
"I was willing to settle out of court
and save Daane a lot of trouble," said

In the court documents, Higgins also
claimed that "an impartial reviewer
can easily refute the defendant's (the
University's) claim that my papers are
'of such poor quality as to deserve' a
poor grade."
"I am very intellectually oriented
and I am very interested in formulating
theories and ideas," said Higgins. "I
consider myself the 'Muhammed Ali' of
the mind. I expect that one of these
days I'll be making more money than
any of these bastards and I'll have done
it on my own."

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