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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 11;1979-Page 3
Another N.Y. blackout unlikely
From The Associated Press capacity to meet demand." He said report filed with the Federal Energy delay in the return to service of several
o years ago Friday, on a several upstate plants have been added Regulatory Commission on June 29 that nuclear facilities, including the ones at
ering city night, a combination of to the system since the 1977 blackout it believes its reserves are adequate, Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pa.
e, machines, and man plunged and added that this year, for the first although there are three areas that SO FAR, Boyle said, the power pool
York into darkness. time, Con Ed is importing "A sizable cause concern. has had "virtually no problems ... It's
solidated Edison says that kind of amount of hydroelectric power from Sam Boyle, a PJM spokesman, said been a cool summer." But he said an
r blackout is not likely this sum- Canada." the three areas are: the availability of "Extended heat storm" - a stretch of
But'spokesman Marty Gitten is PJM Interconnection, a power pool fuel oil; the possibility of strict enfor- days with temperatures in the high 90s,
to add: "Things can go wrong. that serves 11 utilities in Pennsylvania, cement of anti-pollution regulations could push demand beyond capacity.
ever say never." New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and which could force the shutdown of some Richard Pierce of the Duke Power
TEN'S MIXTURE of optimism the District of Columbia, said in a plants which use coal; and an extended See SUMMER, Page 7
action is ehoed by utility ffi ini , _

a11 ;4LVIl GIUUy UIIy UICa s
across the country. Most of those con-
tacted in an Associated Press spot
check say they expect to have enough
electricity to meet the demand. They
say fuel supplies are adequate and
equipment is in good condition. But
they also warn that the unexpected
could happen.
In some parts of the country, mainly
the East, an unusually cool summer so
far has helped keep demand down.
There also are signs that people are
trying to conserve. The biggest poten-
tial for trouble seems to be in the Mid-
dle Atlantic states and in Northern
California where the shutdown of
nuclear facilities has left utilities with
less power than they expected.
The July 13, 1977, blackout occurred
when lightning hit several power lines
running from upstate New York to the
city. Mechanical devices designed to
limit the damage failed and, by the
time the Con Ed controller on duty
reacted, the entire system was out.
GITTEN SAID the company, which
supplies power to New York and some
of its northern suburbs, has "sufficient

'Son of Sam' knifed by fellow inmate


ATTICA, N.Y. (AP)-Confessed
"Son of Sam" killer David
Berkowitz, who terrorized New York
City for more than a year, had his
throat slashed by a fellow prison in-
mate yesterday. Officials said 50 to
60 stitches were needed to close the
Berkowitz, who refused to identify
his assailant, was in good condition
at the Attica state prison infirmary.
Corrections services spokesman
Lou Ganimh said the wound was in
the left side and rear of Berkowitz's
GANIM SAID Berkowitz, who con-
fessed to killing six New York City
residents and attacking seven others
with a .44 caliber handgun between
July 1976 and August 1977, was
carrying hot water for about a dozen
other prisoners when he was at-
tacked at about 8:15 a.m.
Berkowitz, 26, works as a porter in

the reception building, a special
protective housing area.
A spokesman for prison Superin-
tendent Harold Smith said the war-
den would not comment on the in-
cident or Berkowitz's recent ac-
tivities as a prisoner.
STATE POLICE investigators
began an inquiry into the attack, but
the weapon used to cut Berkowitz's
throat was not immediately found,
Ganim said.
He said no major blood vessels
were severed and the victim did not
require hospitalization outside the
Attica infirmary, where he is expec-
ted tobe kept for one or two days.
After he was cut, Berkowitz
walked out of the area and told
corrections officers he had been
slashed but refused to say who at-
tacked him, Ganim said.


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City Council, EDC agree on flexible guidelines
By JOHN GOYER the city, must create jobs, and in general fit the doesn't fit the EDC guidelines. Thus, he sawn
City Council members and the Board of Trustees for character of the city. to tighten the guidelines.
Ann Arbor's Economic Development Corporation Types of businesses listed as desirable in the "What everybody has to do is to come up w
(EDC) yesterday appeared satisfied with EDC guidelines are light manufacturing, research, senior sort of guidelines on their own," Councilman
guidelines and stressed that restrictions implemented citizen housing and any business that provides Sheldon (R-Third Ward), said yesterday.
now could constrain future development. "necessary services." Councilman Earl Greene, (D-Second Ward;
EDC guidelines and philosophy came under scrutiny A BUSINESS also must be able to demonstrate that was concerned the guidelines could be too t
Monday night at a joint working session of City Council it will be financially sound enough to pay back the bon- block funding for projects which the city nee(
and five of the EDC's nine Board of Trustees members. ds. as senior citizen housing, but which might no
ESTABLISHED A YEAR ago, the EDC can Both council members and EDC board members to demonstrate financial soundness.
authorize the issue of tax-exempt, low-interest bonds to agreed Monday that the guidelines are flexible. ANN ARBOR CHAMBER of Commerce dir(
attract businesses to the city, or to retain or expand But neither group seemed anxious to propose EDC board member James Frenza said he
existing businesses. changes in the guidelines Monday. keep the guidelines loose to meet the deman
According to EDC guidelines, a project must "be in COUNCILMAN GERALD BELL (R-Fifth Ward) future. He said currently Ann Arbor residents
the public interest," must provide needed services to said he had learned during the EDC's first year that if to pick which businesses they want in the city.
he were to vote against EDC funding for a project, it He said the EDC could be restricted in the
would be because "Bell doesn't like it," not because it See COUNCIL. Pae5

no reason
'ith some
said he
ight, and
ded, such
t be able
ector and
hoped to
ds of the
are able
future, if

No fire with this smoke
Six fire trucks responded to a report of smoke and
an odor at the Michigan Union shortly before 3 p.m.
yesterday. Fifteen Ann Arbor fire fighters showed
up to investigate the problem, which turned out to
be an overheated ballast in a flourescent light fix-
ture near the University Cellar. University elec-
tricians took about five minutes to replace the
faulty ballast, authorities said. "It's a fairly com-
mon thing," commented an Ann Arbor fire depar-
tment official. Why six trucks and 15 fire fighters
for an overheated light? 'It's a big, complicated
buildling "one official. ahrugged.
Where's a cop when you
need one?
Patrol officer Ruben Grijalva sat inside his police
car in the middle of an intersection in Sunnydale,

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Calif., waiting for help. "There was this patrol car
in the middle of the intersection with its red lights
on, and it had one flat tire in front, with a hubcap
lying in the road," said Bill Manley, an animal con-
trol officer who rescued Grijalva from two 35-pound
pit bull terriers. Apparently the dogs chased
Grijalva into his car after he tried to find out why
they were running loose. The dogs then chewed the
car's tires. "They're friendly dogs," said the owner
of the terriers, 17-year-old Noel Alfara. "They just
don't like uniforms." The city is keeping the dogs
until Alfara, who is charged with allowing his dogs
to run without a leash, pays for the damaged tires.
Happenings.. .
... the Red Cross blood donating clinic continues
in Room G 1320 Towsley, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
today . . . the Summer Festival in Saline starts
today and continues with bargain days, street dan-
ces, and an art fair through Saturday ... the Com-
mission for Women will meet at noon in 2549 LSA
Building . . . then at 8 p.m., Theatre Lamba presen-
ts "The Lady of the Camellias in the Pendleton
Room of the Michigan Union . . . there will be a jazz
harp institute in the Rackham Building at 8

p.m.... also at 8 p.m., an introduction to "Tran-
scendental Meditation and TM SIDhi Programs"
will be presented by the Students' International
Meditation Society. in Room 4315 in the Michigan
Union ... FILMS: Media Resources Center-TV:
The Anonymous Teacher; TV Ads: Our Mini
Myths; 60 Second Spot; Life Goes to the Movies:
Part 3, The Post War Era; starts at 7:30 p.m., Aud.
3, mlb ... Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Bartolucci's
1900, 7p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
On the outside
During a time not long ago, the weather was the
most important factor in a person's life. Everything
everyone did was dic-tat.ed by the weather- picnics,
clothing, baseball garnFes, shopping trips- virtually
everything. Well, now the story ha- changed, and
we weather forecasters arc getting screw d. No one
is going to read the weather if it's printed on Page
Three. The weather should he on Page One. So we
weather forecasters aren't going to tell anyone that
the sky will be hazy today, and we're going to keep
our mouths shut about the 20 per cent chance of rain
in the afternoon and the high temperature in the
mid-80s, and the low near 60 . We're not going to tell
anybody anything until we get fa-r treatment. -


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