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Fridoy, JuLy 15, 977

J HE MICHI GAN DAILY

Ardy ul 5 97 H IHIA AL r"g he

NY City sees the Iight

NEW VIERK -' The na-
tion's largest city started strug-
glin back to iife and light yes-
terday after a paralyZing black-
ot, but the recovery went
ninchiore swimvt than expect-
ed Acting at the reqnest of
Mayor Abraham IBeanme, the
go mernor sent 250 state troop-
ers to New ork City.
At its peak Wednesday night
and s esterday morning, the
power failure left 10 million
people iwithiouit electricity and
brought for some, looting and
what the mayiir called "a night
of terrr.'"
OUfAGED CITY officials
denmanded ai exploitation of
wih, despite safety devices,
lightu'ing bolts stihut down the
msassive system. President Car-
ter ordered a Federal Power
('onuiniissi( FPC) investiga-
Lion.
1y mid-afternoon, 18 hot and
hunimid hours after the lights
went out at 9:34 p.m., some 40
per cent of Con Ed's 2.8 mil-
lion residential and business
customers were still without
power. The utility started the
day by saying it hoped to have
virtually all electricty restor-
ed by 2 p.m., but by 3:30 p.m.
the deadline was pushed to
midnight.
There was no immediate ex-
planation of .why it was taking
so long to restore power. The
1965 blackout that atrock the
Northeast lasted about 12 hours
in the hardest hit areas.
THE FPC SAID the blackout
posed "a severe threat to
health and safety and wakin-
tolerable." The agency criticiz-
ed Con Ed for failure to adopt
adequate safeguards. "Since
the Northeast blackout of Nov.
9, 1965, many steps have been
taken by the power industry to
avoid a serious recurrence of
that episode," the FPC said,
"Recent events demonstrate
that those preventative mea-
sures have been insufficient in
the Con Ed service area."
But Consolidated Edison said
the cascading power blackout
See POWER, Page 10

NEW YORK CITY'S famous skyline shows few lights shining during last night's power failure. As seen from the Brooklynlidlei
der the Brooklyn Bridge, only one building, lit with emergency' power, and the stream of car headlights brighten the city.
CITY BOUNDARIES CAUSE CONFUSION:
Illegal votes cast in election
By RON DeKETT The report said 173 persons mayoral elections became the ministrative intern Tom
who reside in township islands center of controversy when in- er, cautioned that while
Numerous "apparent non- and peninsulas - areas sur- cumbent Mayor Albert Wheeler are reasonably certain th
city resident voters" registered rounded by city property but defeated his Republican op- of names is accurate"
illegally in Ann Arbor and over not part of the city - register- ponent Louis Belcher (R-Fifth have not yet been verifie
20 of them voted in last April's ed to vote in Ann Arbor. Of Ward) by a scant one vote a second source.
elections, according to a re- those who illegally registered, margin.
port released yesterday by city 21 voted in the recent city elec- Belcher is now suing Wheeler WIEDER SAID the city,
administrator Sylvester Mur- tions. to gain the mayor's post be- will send a letter to the v
ray. THE RESULT of the April 4 cause of alleged errors com- listed in a non-city addre

Wied-
"we
ie list
some
d by
clerk
oters
ass to

mifted by the County Board of
Canvassers when they certified
election results.
The report's author, city ad-

determine if they live at those
addresses.
Wieder said the discovery of
See ELECTION, Page 10

Regents increase fall tuition 8.75%

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stricted Fund budget of $83,-
079,600, of which sponsored re-
search is the largest amount,
and the Auxiliary Activities
Fund budget of $149,579,469
which provides for activities
maintained by their revenue,
such as hospitals, residence
halls, intercollegiate athletics,
and the Michigan Union and
Michigan League.
Rhodes made special note of
the increased utility csts,
which are up more than $4.7
million over the 1976-77 school.

year.
Rhodes explained the dispro-
portionate increases between
residents and non-residents.
"WE FACE a declining ap-
plicant pool of the very best of
the students from outside
Michigan," explained Rhodes.
"Our rates for thim already
are high, and the University
needs to retain the leavening
and diversity which non-Michi-
gan students provide."
Regent Robert Nederlander
(D.-Birmingham) said if incre-

ments continue at the present
pace "within seven or eight
years undergraduate tuition
will approach the $2,000 level."
Rhodes said, "We are very
conscious of that, and there is
no end in sight."
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
Robben Fleming suggested that
if the rise in the cost of edu-
cation was compared to the rise
in family income levels, in-
creasing costs for higher edu-
cation would "not look quite so
See REGENTS, Page 10

I

News after dark
When Ann Arbor has a power blackout, the
story winds up buried on the back pages of the
newspapers, along with the obituaries and the
classifieds. But when New York - home of a
great many of the world's reporters - gets a
power outage, it becomes a media event. Even
with our Associated Press and United Press In-
ternational wires silent for nearly three hours last
night because of the blackout, we still had re-
ceived eight blackout stories (about the same as
President Carter's inauguration) and no less than
32 blackout photos by 6 p.m. last night. We've -

TODAY
tried to synthesize it down into a readable story,
but if you're a big blackout fan, come on over to-
the Daily. We've got enough unused blackout stories
for everybody.
Happenings...
... it's local acronym day today, as GEO holds
a TGIF at 4 p.m. at 514 E. William ... explore
inner space with a free introductory program on
Swami Muktananda and Siddha Yoga at 7:30 at
1520 Hill St. .. or explore physical space instead,
with an "Astronomy Visitors' Night" in Angell
Hall Auditorium U. .The 8:30 p.m. program in-

cludes William Blair on "What's a Stellar Spec-
trum Telling Us?"; "Skylab Space Station I"; and
observation. Have a good weekend!
On the Outside
You've heard the expression "nice day if it don't
rii i" Well, today will only be a nice day if it
do rain, a happy occurance of which there is about
a 50/50 chance. If it doesn't rain, however, today
will be about as pleasant as the crumb tray of
a toaster oven. The high will be a scorching 93,
the overnight low only 70, and tomorrow's high
a crisp 84 with high humidity.

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