Saturday, June 1 U, 1977
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Soturdoy, June 115, 1977 THE MICHIGAN QAILY I~'oge ree
EPA OK's Seabrook plant
Dody Photo by JOHN 0X
THlESE AIRBORNE KIDS may not be floating in a balloon but they are enjoying thens
selves despite the cancellation of the Piockney balloons race due to thunderstorms.
Sorm deflates hot ai baloons
By RON DeKETT Bat his companion quickly added, you never
know-an hour and it might clear."
A crowvd of people gathered in a small office The fate of the race looked cevin grimmer
in Pickney yesterday. Some glanced expectant- when one hot air balloon pilot came out of the
ly out the dirt-smeared window; others rest- office saying an official told him, "why don't
lessly toed the floor as they waited to hear you go over and have beer."'
the fate of vhe opening day of the Second An- Then at 7:30 p.m. a loudspeaker announcing
nuat Pickney Batoon Fet-a carnival built the postponement of the balloon race's first
around a hot air balloon race. day, dashed all hopes of riding the majestic ~
As thunder rumbled in the distance and balloons into the twilight sky. -
ominous stormelouds approached from the "BECAUSE OF the bad weather and the
south many crew members for the 25 compel- thunderstorms in the area it is unsafe to hold
ing balloons felt sure the first day would be the balloon race tonight," echoed from the
cancelled. But some displayed .a stubborn speakers. --
streak of optimism. But it was a smait decision. According to ff
AFTER IIEARING a particul' rty loud pe-il Richaid E 'vrIt, a crew member and stidcot
of ounder one 'rew member said "no way." See BALLOONS, Page 4}
WASItNGTON (') - The proposed Seabrook nuclear power
plant, site of a mass protest last month, won the go-ahead yester-
day from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use a
controversial ocean water cooling system.
The decision ends more than four years of appeals concerning
the undersea cooling system and paves the way for resumption of
construction at the $2 billion plant to be built by the Public Service
Co. of New lamnpshire.
TlE NUCLEAR Regulatory Commission, which has over-all
authority concerning the building of atomic power plants, has
said it would probably reissue theSeabrook constructiin permit
if the EPA approved the cooling systens
Environmentalists have opposed construction of the plant be-
cause of its oceanside lkcation and potential impact oni marine life
in the sea.
Opponents of nuclear power, calling themselves the Clamshell
Alliance, occupied the plant site May 1 in a mass demonstration
that led to the arrest of 1,414 persons on trespassing charges.
THE CONTROVERY focuses on plans for two 7,000foot-long
pipes designed to carry 1.2 billion gallons a day of oceni water
into the plant and discharge it back into the Atlantic. Inside the
plant, the normally cold ocean water will condense steam that
powers the plant's generators. The retUrning water will be about
39 degrees warmer than the surrounding ocean.
EPA Administrator Douglas Costle, in annoiincing his decision,
emphasized that he considered it a narrow technical ruling and
See EPA, Page 4
Community groups seek
funds to buy new houses
By LISA FISHER around $900 a month. The staff
also feels that a house will bet-
It all started with a little ter serve the problems of peo-
house in a downtown Ann Arbor ple who come to them for coun-
neighborhood - a new home seling, emergency housing and
for the Community Center Coor- other crises. "A house just has
dinating Council (C4). "It" is . a better atmosphere," Schwartz
nothing less than an enthusias- remarked.
tic all-out fund raising drive A non - threatening environ-
being held by Ozone House, ment is an important aspect of
994-HELP and Community any center that handles per-
Switchboard to raise $8500 to sonal counseling.
make a down payment on the "Our primary purpose is to
house by June 30. provide counseling for runaways
"The present location is right and their families, but we also
off the sag, and we get a lot do suicide prevention and in-
of street people bugging us," formation referral services,"
said Joey Schwartz, one of C4's Schwartz explained.
eight staff members who are 994-I1ELP is a crisis number
responsible for running the for drug information and coun
community center with the help seling that offers 500 drug edu-
of 60 volunteers. cation client-hours and handles
around 250 crisis calls per
ASIDE from Diag hassles, month. The third division of C4
C4 is also looking for a new is the Comm neity Switchboard
home to cut down on rent pay- that gives out general informsa-
m cents which are averaging See LOCAL~, Page 4
The Daily you are -holding in your hands is the
last issue we will publish during Spring half term.
Last night the editors fulfilled a lifelong fantasy
by rushing to the print shop at midnight and shout-
ing "Stop the presses! Stop the presses for a week?"
We will resume publication for Summer half term
on June 29, bringing you all the news that's fit to
print until the third week of August. Happy stud-
ies, and/or happy vacation!
Ishpeming, Houghton, Hancock, Eagle River, Es-
tanaba, Manistique, Sault Ste. Marie, Cederville
and St. Ignace. But for residents of those com-
munities, he'll be just another political tourist.
... looking forward to this weekend, it seems to
be a time to tinkle the ivories. Heidi Harvey Cowan
will give a piano recital today at the First Unitarian
Church, 1917 Washtenaw, 3 p.m. ... and a whole
slew of young pianists will perform at a 4 p.m.
to Honda, Texas. Mayor Woodrow Glasscock of
Hondo, a farming community of about 6,000, says
the town needs money for a $1.1 million civic cen-
ter. But he has twice been told that Hondo's three
per cent unemployment rate isn't high enough for
the federal government to provide aid-the Econom-
ic Development Administration Commission and an-
other federal public works program both told Glass-
cock he needed at least six per cent. So the mayor
wrote to President Carter asking for a list of the
nation's hard core unemployed, reasoning that he
could lick the problem by importing enough loaf-
Grand Trecital at the Apostolic Faith Church, 623 Oak in era to pad the town's unemployment statistics. Since
Gcn TourYpsilanti ... tomorrow Cinema Guild will present then he has received offers from vagabonds across
For some reason - perhaps Stat State paranoia a free showing of D.W. Griffith's commercial white the country to come and take up residence in Hon-
-- touring the state's Upper Peninsula has become elephant Intolerance at 8 p.m. in the Old Architec- do. The 37-year-old mayor says he has been "over-
quite the fashionable thing to do this political sea- ture Auditorium ... Monday two ISMRRD workshops whelmed by the response," which has included in-
son. Earlier this year Gov. William Milliken blazed will begin at 130 S. First. The first is "Mainstream- terviews on 27 radio stations coast-to-coast as well
the trail with a "listening tour" of the area, de- , ing Handicapped Preschoolers;" the second is a as 30 to 40 calls from individuals in Oklahoma, Wis
signed to acquaint him with the views of Upper "Learning Disabilities Seminar." Registration is at consin, Ohio, California, Kansas and Texas.
Peninsulans. Thursday University Regent Deane S:30 a.m. ... at noon Monday Robben Fleming will Public fiscal poli-cy may never be the same.
Baker, an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate speak to the Commission for Womeni on "The Fu-
last year, announced that he and his son would ture of Affirmative Action at the University" in
be traversing the peninsula from west to east on 2549 LSA and Bernard Winsemius, city ca- the outside
bicycles. And yesterday Lt. Governor James Dam- lonneur of Haarlem, the Netherlands, will give a Nice day to steam clams. On the porch. With'
man threw his itinerary into the ring by ansalnc- recital in Burton Bell Tower at 7 p.m. out a stove. It'll be hot and humid all day, with
ig a trip to "visitandtalk personally with many a high of 88 and a very good chance of showers
of the people I have been forced to communicate D and thundershowers. Tonight's low will be in the
with by phone and letter in the past." In short, Derelicts wanted upper 60's, and tomorrow should be a little cooler
another U.P. tour. Damman-will visit Marquette, If you're out of a job, it's time to catch the bus with a high of 76.
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