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Page 2-Sunday, April 13, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Blackout leaves Puerto Rico

From UPI and AP
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Most of OFFIC
Puerto Rico's 3.5 million inhabitants time in 2
were without power yesterday in an had exp
island-wide blackout that Gov. Carlos Some loo
Romero Barcelo said may have been but the I
Scaused by sabotage. could haw
By mid-day, power had been restored The Sp
to most outlying areas but most of San WKAQ qi
Juan and other main population centers as sayi
were still without electricity and, in named in
many cases water, 15 hours after an who was
explosion rocked a generating plant, strike in
triggering an island-wide blackout. blackout
A RADIO station said a previously Authority
unknown organization, associating it- hours be:
self with an electrical workers strike in engineer
1978, had claimed responsibility for the where the
blackout. hair was
However, Executive Director Albetto shaven b
Bruno Vega and other officials of the med.
Puerto Rico Power Authority, said the Bruno
cause of the blackout that began at 8:30 Vazquez
p.m. (7:30 p.m. EST) Friday had not Authority
been determined and it was not known skirts of
whether sabotage had been involved, between
Bruno Vega also said there was nothing Accord
to tie, the blackout to current union caller ac
negotiations. "violatin
Barcelo declared a state of emergen-
cy, placing the island's 7,000-member A Dail
police force on alert shortly after theA ailr
lights went out. The Puerto Rico Union ne
National Guard also put its 2,000- that mo
member force on standby alert. renovati(

4 y
ve b

sabotage suspected
LS SAID it was the first agreement," but did not specify how. workers over a new con
years that the entire island The caller added, the station said, that acknowledge that "'
enced a power blackout. the blackout and the kidnapping of sabotage" had occurr(
g and arrests were reported Vazquez Santiago were in honor of Saul union contract expired
nd's police chief said, "It Rodriguez Estrella, who police claim THE PUERTO R
een a lot worse." was killed while trying to sabotage a Workers Union disavo'
ish-language radio station transmission tower in the 1978 strike. tion with the blackout a
ed a male anonymous caller The union denied the police claim at the "We are complete
that "Grupo Estrella," time, member of the union i,
mor of an electrical worker Bruno Vega said there was nothing to supposed "Grupo E
lled during power workers' link the blackout and the kidnapping to Gilberto Rios Mulero,
78, was responsible for the current negotiations with electrical for the union.

ntract. But he did
several acts of
ed since the last
last Dec. 31.
ico Electrical
wed any connec-
nd kidnapping.
ly sure that no
s involved in this
strella'," said
chief spokesman

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports

and the kidnapping of a Power
chief engineer about three
fore the power went off. The
was released later in a field
e worker was killed in 1978. His
cut and his eyebrows were
but he was otherwise unhar-
Vega said that Manuel
Santiago, chief engineer at the
y's -Palo Seco plant on the out-
San Juan, had been kidnapped
5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday.
ing to WKAQ, the anonymous
cused the Power Authority of
ng the collective bargaining -
y story yesterday concerning
novations did not make it clear
rey allocated for structural
ons has not yet been spent.

Daily Official Bulletin

SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 1980
3200 SAB
CAMP TANUGA, Kalkaska, MI. All types of camp
positions. Sign up now for interviews on April 11.
CAMP SEQUOIA, Adrian, MI. Needs counselors
with the following skills: arts and crafts, WSI,
western riding, archery and riflery, nature lore. Also
needs a cook. Sign up beginning April 8 fokr
interviews on April 16.
CAMP TAMARACK, Ortonville & Brighton, MI.
All types of camp positions. Sign up beginning April 8
for interviews on April 17.
HEALTH. Needs student assistants for inspection of
agricultural labor camps. Completion of sophomore
year and biology or environmental helath
coursework required. Sign up beginning April 8 for
interviews on April 17.

SIGN UP PROCEDURES: On Tuesdays, you may
come to Room 3259 SAB and sign up in person to
interview with organizations scheduled to visit
during the following week. Beginning on Wednesdays
and continuing throughout the week you may sign up
in person or by phone. Call 764-7456.
For more details about these organizations and
others offering summer employment, check the
information in the Summer Jobs section of Career
Planning and Placement, 3200 SAB.
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 1980
Daily Calendar:
MHRI: James Grier Miller, "Living Systems
Theoryand Its Application," 1057 MHRI, 3:45 p.m.
Applied Mechanics: Richard C. Diprima, "In-
stabilities in Transitions in Flow Between Concentric
Rotating Cylinders," 219 W. Eng., 4 p.m.
Physics/Astronomy: M. Grisaru, Brandeis-U.,
"Introduction to Supersymmetry," 2038 Randall, 4

200 stage protest march
in racially-tense cit
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.-Nearly 200 persons, mostly blacks, staged a
protest march to a downtown area occupied by a few robed Klansmen and
about 200 whites, as riot-equipped state troopers stood by.
The march was called following a melee between blacks and whites
Tuesday in which at least nine persons were hurt. It started from a church on
the outskirts of town and followed a four-mile route leading to the Johnson
County Courthouse.
Up to 15 riot-equipped state patrolmen were available for immediate
duty in the area, as Klansmen distributed white supremacy literature in the
downtown area most of the day.
Census shows Sun Belt to
become biggest voter bloc
WASHINGTON-The Southern and Western states have seen faster
growth than other parts of the country and those areas now contain 51 per
cent of Americans old enough to vote, the Census Bureau reported yester-
Despite the shift in population trends, the South and West Won't get a;
greater clout in this November's elections. The number of votes a state gets
depends on its congressional makeup, and the Census Bureau's current
count won't affect this fall's general elections.





U.N., Lebanese forces clash

BEIRUT, Lebanon-United Nations peacekeeping troops in south
Lebanon yesterday repelled Lebanese Christian militia forces attempting to
take over a village after Israeli tanks and troops pulled out of the frontier'
buffer zone, Western diplomatic sources said.
The peacekeeping forces used U.S.-made Tow missiles for the first time
to repel an assault by Israeli-supported Lebanese rightist militia on a M
strategic frontier village, a U.N. spokesperson said.
The wire-guided, 40-pound missiles blew up one tank, killing at least one
Lebanese militiaman and wounding two or three others, the spokesman


Israel expected to accept
offer of. procedural change
TEL AVIV, Israel-According to foreign diplomatic sources, Prime
Minister Menachem Begin will probably agree to let a separate committee
consider Israel's security concerns so negotiations about other aspects of
Palestinian autonomy can proceed.
Reports that Israel decided to go along with the procedural change came
as Begin prepared for a two-day meeting in Washington with President Car-
ter starting Tuesday.
Carter summoned Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to
Washington in an effort to keep the talks going beyond the May 26 target date
for an agreement. He met with Sadat last week.
Homemade bombs defused
BELVEDERE, S.C.-Three homemade bombs planted in a controver-
sial bingo parlor were defused by firefighters yesterday morning just before
a timing unit-later found to be defective-was set to trigger the explosions.
The devices were found after volunteer firefighters were called to a
minor fire in a storage area of the building about 6 a.m. They left after put-
ting out the fire in a pile of trash, but were called back-when the explosives
were found just a few feet away.
The bombs were connected to a primary fuse which ran to a timing
device similar to ones used to turn small appliances on and off. The timer,
which authorities said did not work properly, was set for 8:15 a.m., and the
firefighters defused the bombs seconds before that deadline.
Newspaper blames cattle
deaths on U.S. agents
A Tehran newspaper yesterday blamed the deaths of 85 cows on
opponents of the Iranian revolution and "U.S. agents."
The Moslem daily Jomhori Islami said water used by a cattle company
near Tehran had been poisoned and in addition to the dead cows, 178 others
were sick and "waiting for death."
The newspaper quoted the guard as saying he was not surprised that the
water was poisoned because Iran needs meat badly and "anti-revolutionary
elements and U.S. agents have decided to strike a blow to our revolution by
such acts."
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