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Ship sinks in
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sterday in the storm-t
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ssing and feared dr
is believed to be the
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were rescued, but t
iers was unknown.
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WORE THAN 60 ri
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ters, a shipping offici
H AIICUT -N
r(AP) -Abur- The 2,420-ton Tampomas-2 caught
nger ship sank fire Sunday night while crossing the
tossed Java Sea Java Sea from Jakarta to Ujung Pan-
owned in what dang, 1,000 miles to the southeast. It
ownery's whrst was about 220 miles from its destination
country's worst when the fire broke out, possibly in one
nen said 566 of ofthe 166 cars aboard.
Indonesian officials said the fire
the Tampomas- caused "almost uncontrolled panic
the fate of the among the 1,054 passengers and 82 crew
donesian navy members aboard.
survivors, but A government official said 149 of the
ne from coming panicked passengers jumped into the
ship than the sea Sunday night to get away from the
d. tfire, but all were rescued by another
ubber dinghies Indonesian passenger boat, the K'.M.
to the stormy agh.
ot said.t y THREE SEARCH AND rescue air-
al sacraft were sent out Monday, but only
one could find the ship. That plane
reported three-fourths of the Tam-
pomas-2 apparently on fire, with people
- SUCH crowding the front part of the vessel.
The shipping sources said the crew
brought the fire under control Monday
AIN JANE afternoon.
However, the rescue operation
spokesman said, none of the half-dozen
N. 29 ships, including several warships, sent
dry $10 to aid the Tampomas-2 were able to ap-
Sdry $25proach it because of the storm-whipped
seas, and it went down at 1:40 a.m.
ECIALS! "We tried to contact the boat, but it
sank," he said.
Former staff of PL
These men seated in a Chicago restaurant are believed to be the entire ruling heads of the Chicago area crime syndicate. This 1978 photo was
obtained in raids by the Internal Revenue Service. Front row, from left, are Anthony "Big Tuna" Accardo, Joseph "Black Joe" Amato,
Joseph "Little Caesar" DiVarco, and James "Turk" Torello. Back row, from left, are Joseph "Doves" Aiuppa, Martin Accardo (tentative
identification), VincentSolano, Alfred Pilotto, John "Jackie the Lackey" Cerone, and Joseph "The Clown" Lombardo.
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In Jakarta, hundreds of relatives of
the passengers gathered yesterday af-
ternoon at the offices of state-owned
Pelni shipping line, owner of the Tam-
pomas-2, to await word on the disaster.
But little information was available.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A plan to begin implanting
polyurethane hearts in human patients was approved yester-
day by a University of Utah subcommittee. The initial
operation, only the third in history, could come as early as
March, if the federal government gives approval.
Dr. Ernst Eichwald, subcommittee chairman, said the fir-
st candidate for the operation would be a heart patient who
would die "unless the heart is implanted..."
The decision by the subcommittee of the Review Commit-
tee for Research with Human Subjects followed seven mon-
ths of study and 20 years of experiments at Utah in which
progressively more sophisticated artificial hearts were im-
planted in calves, sheep and ponies.
THE LATEST MODEL is an air-driven, polyurethane
heart attached to a compressed air supply the size of a
A patient would be fitted with two six-foot-long air tubes
running from his chest to the exterior drive system and
-would have to remain-tethered to the air supply for the rest of
Doctors at an afternoon news conference said the first
operation could occur within a week after the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration approves the subcommittee's recom-
mendation. The FDA has~30 days in which to approve or deny
the plan, and the Utah doctors said they were confident they
would get approval.
Dr. William DeVries, the 38-year-old surgeon who will im-
plant the polyurethane heart, said roughly 5,000 people die
each year who cannot be weaned from bypass machines used
during open-heart surgery. He said 2,800-3,000 of them would
be likely candidates for an artificial heart.
HE SAID THE ARTIFICIAL heart would cost°$5,000 and
thedevice's drive system another $5,000. Added to that would
be the cost of a 10-day stay in the hospital, plus $30,000 in
modifications to the patient's home, such as ramps, com-
pressed-air sockets and an emergency telephone line.
DeVries said that for the first few operations, all costs
likely would be waived. He noted there is no precedent for in-
surance coverage of such an operation.
The one problem DeVries said may occur during the
operation is bleeding when the suture connecting the artificial
, heart is sewn into the tissue of the aorta.
Although the current artificial heart must be attached to
the external air supply, doctors at the university hospital are
working on a fully mobile battery pack that would be worn as
a vest or belt. The batteries would have to be replaced with
recharged batteries once or twice a day.
EXTENSIVE testing has been done
in the past, Solari explained, to insure
safety. Trucks were driven into walls,
trains, and other conceivable obstacles,
An accident within the Ford plant is
less likely than a trucking mishap, said
Reactor Manager Bob Burn.
Even if casks containing radioac-
tivity were to lose their coolent, Burn
said, "it (an accident) wouldn't happen
because we have smaller cores and bet-
ter heat transfer capabilities.
"Sure, there's always a hazard with
transporting nuclear waste," he said.
"But it's less of a hazard than a
gasoline truck explosion, or an accident
involving a truck carrying chemical
THE FORD PLANT, which
specializes in the production and
testing of medical and industrial
isotopes and power reactor training,
ships "low level" waste about once a
month, and "high level" waste once a
year, Burn said.
Burn said the public fear of hazards
involving nuclear waste is
exaggerated, especially when. com-
pared to the dangers of chemical dum-
ping and environmental pollution.
"My opinion is that they (Green-
peace) are over-reacting," he said.
However, Greenpeace Project Coor-
dinator Les Welsh said yesterday that
the casks used in radioactive waste
transport are not fail-safe.
Through his own research, Welsh
claims to have discovered that
necessary heating elements aren't used
during transporting, and the casks are
not tested when they are manufactured
or while in use.
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Bush Program in Child Development and Social Policy
Winter 1981 Public Lectures
CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION
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Wallace Lambert, McGill University, Canada January 29
Language in Intergroup Relations: The Canadian Experience
Panel Discussion with Professor Lambert at 7:30 p.m.
in the Amphitheatre at Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
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