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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, November 21, 1981-Page 5
Blizzard hits Midwest,

From The Associate
A wintry storm thatl
people dead in a blitz a
west laid siege to Michi
foot-deep snows yesterdf
About 70,000 homesF
went dark in western N
heavy, wet snow - up to
in places - yanked do
transmission lines. Man
forced to close. Driving
ways was impossible.
EVEN THE snowplo'
ded in Muskegon Heigh
doors at the city garage
powered and there was n
Michigan communitie
the power outages we:
north of Muskegon, and
Cadillac, Big Rapids, an
"It's going to take usr
put Grand Rapids back
Al Shepard, a spokes
sumers Power Co.
snow while the Nationa
vice at Ann Arbor measi
at Hesperia, northeast
and 14 inches in Roscom
Snow flurries shouldc
Arbor through today's
with high's in the 30s exp
The storm also bro

through Mi
d Press measurable snow of the season to
left at least 12 neighboring Indiana, but brutal winds
across the Mid- were the big problem in the Hoosier
gan cities with state.
ay. IN SOUTHERN Indiana, authorities
and businesses estimated damage at nearly $500,000
Michigan as the from tornadoes and severe thunder-
) 14 inches deep storms that preceded the cold front.
)wn key power Communities around Lake Michigan
ny schools were got a couple of inches of snow.
on some high- In the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and
St. Paul, crippled by 11-inch snows
ws were stran- earlier in the week, 88,000 residents
its because the remained without electricity for a
are electrically second day and utility officials said it
io power. might be Sunday before full service was
s hardest hit by restored.
re rural areas The storm, which swept through the
Grand Rapids, Twin Cities on Wednesday night and
d Clare. Thursday, was ranked "somewhere in
most of today to the top 10" among the worst storm's in
'together," said state history, according to radar
man for Con- specialist Ranier Dombrowsky of the
National Weather Service.
to 10 inches of THE SNOW contributed to the collap-
l Weather Ser- se of the inflated fabric dome of the new
ured 12.3 inches Hubert Humphrey Metrodome, future
of Muskegon, home of the Minnesota Vikings.
mon County. At least 10 people died in the
continue in Ann snowstorm's march out of the West.
football game, Police in Lincoln, Neb., said Mabel
ected. Yaney, 91, died of exposure Thursday
ught the first after accidentally locking herself out of

her home.
In Minnesota, Robert Wylie, 50, of St.
Paul, collapsed and died Thursday
while trying to free his car which had
jumped a curb and become mired in
snow at an intersection. William Fritz,
71, of St Paul, died Thursday after suf-
fering a heart attack while shoveling
Slushy roads led to an accident that
killed two teen-agers near Marshall,
Minn., on Wednesday, the State Patrol
The Iowa Highway Patrol said a 49-
year-old minister, Roderick Jackson,
was killed in a crash Thursday on icy
roads near Maurice, and trucker Ray
Ferguson of Newton was killed when
his trucek tnn1ed off inte~rstate an.


Daily Photo by MIKE LUCAS
f Wintry wheeling
As the color of this classic "Black Bullet" wagon gets whiter with each additional snowflake, the owner of this sleek
vehicle will eventually have to ponder the question of whether to strap chains on the wooden-spoked wheels.


MOSCOW (AP) - A Kremlin
spokesman said yesterday the Soviet
leadership, while still skeptical, is
ready to hear details of President
Reagan's missile reduction offer when
U.S.-Soviet arms talks begin later thiss
month in Geneva.
Soviet negotiators expect their
American counterparts to present "a
more detailed version" of Reagan's
proposals at the talks starting Nov. 30,
the spokesman, Vadim Zagladin, told a
news conference.
ALTHOUGH Zagladin repeated the
Kremlin position that Reagan's speech
was aimed at making the Geneva talks
"more difficult," his criticism was less
harsh than the initial Soviet reaction.
"If in fact Reagan wants to be a
peacemaker after issuing warlike
statements s.ince taking office, then we

can welcome this as a turn for the bet-
ter," Zagladin said.
Reagan proposed major cuts in
nuclear and conventional forces in
Europe in a speech Wednesday in
Washington. He said the United States
would scrap plans to deploy 572 new in-
termediate range missiles in Western
Europe if the Soviets dismantle 600
comparable SS-4, SS-5, and SS-20
missiles already targeted on NATO
ZAGLADIN said Soviet leaders were
skeptical about the offer because, he
asserted, Reagan had not spelled out
which arms the United States was
willing to forgo in Europe in return for a
Soviet withdrawal of missiles already
in place.
The purpose is to give the United
States a military advantage "not by in-

e to arm
creasing its armaments by by forcing
the Soviet Union to unilaterally
disarm," Zagladin insisted.
Soviet negotiators in Geneva would
demand withdrawal from Europe of
U.S. and NATO ground-based nuclear
weapons systems in any discussions
about removing Soviet medium-range
missiles, Zagladin said.
THAT WAS consistent with Soviet
statements that existing U.S. aircraft
and missile systems already in Europe
are in "rough parity" with existing
Soviet weapons, including the SS-20
"Soviet negotiators in Geneva will
start not from a position of seeking
nuclear superiority over the West but to
seek parity with the NATO bloc," said
Zagladin, the first deputy chief of the
international department in the Soviet


Communist Party Central Committee.
An account of the news conference by
the official Tass news agency did not
mention Zagladin's remarks on Soviet
willingness to discuss Reagan's
proposal in Geneva.
Instead, Tass said, Zagladin accused
Reagan of trying to counter the wave of
anti-war demonstrations in Western
Europe by presenting the United States
as a "peace-loving angel."
Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev is
scheduled to leave tomorrow on a four-
day state visit to West Germany for
talks with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
Schmidt has said he will use the visit -
Brezhnev's first to the West in more
than two years - to urge the Kremlin
chief to accept Reagan's arms reduc-
tion proposals.

One NASA center must go, study says

HOUSTON (UPI) A study conduc-
ted at the request of a top space agency
official has concluded that Reagan ad-
ministration budget cuts have made it
imperative that one of the nation's four
major NASA centers be closed.
The study said the space agency has
maintained it will not close operations
at any of the centers.
IT IDENTIFIED Houston's Johnson

Space Center; the Kennedy Space Cen-
ter in Cape Canaveral, Fla.; the Mar-
shall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,
Ala., and the Goddard Space Flight
Center in Greenbelt, Md., as the agen-
cy's "big spenders."
A copy of the analysis-made by
Gene McCoy of Harbour Beach, Fla.-
was obtained by the Houston Post. Mc-
Coy is a former director of NASA's

future programs.
"I believe one of them has to be
closed and NASA has not publicly faced
up to this yet," McCoy said.
IT ADDED, "It is imperative that
some major NASA centers be closed."
The study also suggested operation of
the space'shuttle after its four orbital
tests should be centralized at Kennedy.
Presently, Kennedy controls the laun-

ches and Johnson controls the flights.
Mark said NASA was considering that
"What do you do when the shuttle
becomes operational? One thing we
want to do," Mark said, "is make it
possible to operate out of other places.
Kennedy, with the equipment it has-
the firing room and all the computers-
may be one of them."

University won't appeal GEO decision

(Continued from Page 1)
"It's going to be interesting to see
how we (GEO and University
negotiators) figure out what that im-
plies," Scott said.
In other action, the Regents were told
that efforts to establish a health main-
tenance organization for the University
have been abandoned.
"IT IS recommended that the
University not proceed further with the
plan proposed by Blue Cross-Blue
Shield of Michigan to implement an
HMO in this area," financial chief of-
ficer James Brinkerhoff said. He cited
financial risks to the University as the
overriding reason to abandon the plan.
"We should not drop the idea of con-
tinuing to seek an alternative to fee-for-
service medical care for our staff and
their dependents," he said.
Under the proposal made by Blue
Cross-Blue .Shield, the Medical School
and University Hospital would have to
underwrite any deficit between the fees
paid and the actual services rendered,

a potential expense of some $1 million.
BRINKERHOFF said that most
HMO plans developed in academic cen-
ters have lost money.
"Those that have survived have done
so because they have separated them-
selves from the control and mission of
their parent academic institutions," he
Regents also approved an increase in
the University's share of employee
health insurance premiums. The ap-
proval was based on fee increases ef-
fective next month.
In further action, the Regents named
Prof. Emmett Leith the University's
Henry Russel Lecturer for 1982. The
lectureship is considered to be the
highest honor the University can
bestow on a senior faculty member.
Leith, a professor of electrical and
computer engineering, invented prac-
tical holography - lenseless three-
demensional photography. Prior to his
demonstration of the technique with ad-

junct associate professor Juris Upat-
nieks, holography had existed only in
theory. Leith and Upatnieks used a
laser as their light source and, by ap-
plying some new techniques,
developed a system which produced
high quality holograms.
Regents also approved a name
change for a unit of the School of

Natural Resources. Wildlife
management studies will become the
Center for Strategic Wildlife
Management Studies to allow the unit
to serve as a focal point for bn-going
research dealing with global conser-
vation - problems, particularly
manangement of wildlands for
"sustainable use".


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