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From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission told operators
of 34 atomic power plants yesterday to
beware of the kinds of mistakes and
breakdowns that plunged the Three
Mile Island plant to the brink of
disaster.
The NRC had already issued new or-
ders, shortly after the March 28 ac-
cident near Harrisburg, Pa., to the
operators of the nine nuclear plants
designed by Three Mile Island's build-
er, Babcock & Wilcox. The new direc-
tive went to 34 plants designed by
Westinghouse Corp. and Combustion

Engineering Corp. Three of the reac-
tors are inMichigan.
THE MICHIGAN plants involved in
yesterday's directive are Consumer
Power Co.'s Palisades facility near
South Haven and Indiana & Michigan
Electric Co.'s Donald C. Cook Units 1
and 2 at Bridgman.
The commission told operators of
pressurized water reactors to make
sure they understand what went wrong
at Three Mile Island on March 28-- in-
cluding "the extreme seriousness and
consequences" of decisions made in the
frantic early seconds of the accident.
A commission staff investigation of

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the accident concluded that human
error, as well as problems with design
and procedure, combined to turn a
pump failure into a nuclear emergency.
THE COMMISSION said yesterday
workers should not override automatic
controls at nuclear plants without
knowing exactly what activated the
controls, and should not make
emergency decisions based on reading

only one instrument.
The commission said nuclear;
operators should recognize the threat of
interruption of the cooling water flow
and write procedures to prevent that or"
to counteract a cooling water loss in arm
emergency.
The commission told operators to;
report back in two weeks outlining how;
they will comply with the directive.

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Your Choice: Scotland or Ann Arkr
Spend the 1979 Fail semester in
Edinburgh Scotland: studying,
experiencing & living the Scottish
way of life.
Contact: Ranjit S. Bajwa,
308 Pierce Hall
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
Phone: 487-2410

fwant Amin £0 hang
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NAIROBI - Uganda's new rulers to fly back to Uganda .from']
said yesterday that Field Marshal Idi but Uganda radio paid het
Amin deserved to hang and urged all delayed by bad weather and
Ugandans to find him. crowds gathered to welcome
"Hunt Idi Amin wherever he is," the they should go home. f
new rulers urged in a radio broadcast Kampala residents said that
from Kampala, Uganda's capital. zanian army had opened the
"He deserves the gallows." prisons, which became infai
The appeal was broadcast on Uganda torture and executions during
radio, which came under the control of marshal's eight-year rule.
the Tanzanian-led forces that captured They freed about 4,000 inn
the city, drove Amin into hiding and cluding a fighter pilot who refu
announced creation of a new gover- for Amin, and anti-Amin activi
nment. Radio Uganda broadcast a
However, the defeated dictator, to all the ousted president's s
broadcasting from somewhere in surrender their weapons _u
eastern Uganda, insisted the country hours or face the consequence.
was still his. Tanzanian President Julius
"We have got our soldiers controlling and Zambian President Kenne
the country," Amin declared. His da announced recognition of,
troops were reported streaming toward government headed by Lule,a
the Kenyan border in a chaotic rout, vice-chancellor of Uganda's N
however, fleeing the Tanzanian forces University.
and Uganda rebels who captured Kam-
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TUCHMAN ERECTED
NEW YORK (AP)-Author-historian
Barbara W. Tuchman has been elected
president of the American Academy
and Institute of Arts and Letters.
She replaced Jacques Barzun, who
had served as president for two years.
Ms. Tuchman, whose most recent
work is "A Distant Mirror," became a
member of the Academy in 1971 and
had been serving recently as vice
chancellor for literature. Eudora Welty
has been elected to this post in Ms.
Tuchman's place.
MEDIEVAL AND
RENAISSANCE
COMMEOIU
MARC Student Housing
FALL AND WINTER 1979-80
Would you like to live in an elegant neo-tudor
mansion(East Quad)? Dining hail, library, cul-
tural events, interesting associates, old-warld
ambience. The Medievai and Renaissance Coi-
legium is now accepting reservations for student
accommodations in the MARC Residence House,
effective September 1979. If you are a MARC
concentrator or if you ore interested in the
Middle Ages and the Renaissance, you are
eligible to live in the MARC House. For Informa-
tion or to reserve a room for the flol, call either
the Housing Office (763-3164, 1011 SAB) or the
MARC office (763-2066, 206 Tyler, East Quad,
M-F 1:00-5:00) with your name and address.
Act now on your reservation. Only a limited
number of places are available.

Daily Official Bulletin
Friday, April 13, 1979
Daily Calendar:
Physics/Astronomy: J. Krolik, Institute foiK
Advanced Study, "Young Galaxies and the X-Ray.
Background," 807 Dennison, 4 p.m.
General Notice:
STUDENT ACCOUNTS: Your attention is called to
the following rules passed by the Regents at their:
meeting on February 28, 1936: "Students shall pay'
all accounts due the University not later than the last
daylof classes of each semester or summer session.
Student loans which are not paid or renewed are sub-
ject to this regulation; however, students loans not
yet due are exempt. Any unpaid accounts at the close
of business on the last day of classes will be reported
to the Cashier of the University and
"(a) All academic credits will be withheld, the
grades for the semester or summer .session just
completed will not be released, and no transcript of
credits will be issued.
"(b)Allstudents owing such accounts will not be
allowed to register in any subsequent semester or >
summer session until payment has been made."
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
(USPS 344-900)
Volume LXXXIX, No. 155
Friday, April 13, 1979
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