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Page 2-Thursday, April 9, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Historic space
shuttle l.'aunch

ooks pr
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -
Astronauts John Young and Robert
Crippen, "ready to fly this thing,"
arrived yesterday for their trip into
space aboard the fire-belching rocket-
ship Columbia. Launch managers said
all was set to go for the historic laun-
ching of the first space shuttle
tomorrow.
The countdown, rebounding from a
trouble-plagued start, was ahead of
schedule. The weather, previously a

omising
source of concern, is expected to be
fine.
YOUNG, WHO HAS gone into space
four times before, said earlier that they
SOVIET OFFICIALS WARN-
THAT U.S. SPACE PROGRAM
MAY LEAD TO A COSMIC
ARMS RACE, SEE STORY,
PAGE 10.
were eager "to give this country
something to be proud of."
The flight of the Columbia is
scheduled to start at 6:50 a.m. EST
tomorrow in the first hour after sunrise.
If all goes well, it will end 541/2 hours
and 36 turns around the earth later with
a wheels-down landing at Edwards Air
Force Base in California.
Never before has the United States
flown a manned spaceship without
testing it first unmanned. Because it is
a test of machinery, their mission will
be considered a near-success if they
make it up and down again safely. The
successful flight of the Columbia is ex-
pected to make space travel routine.

AP Photo
ASTRONAUTS JOHN YOUNG and Robert Crippen briefly address the press
at Patrick Air Force Base yesterday, after flying in from Houston. Young
and Crippen will be aboard the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Orbiter
Columbia, which is scheduled to liftoff early tomorrow morning.

4.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Soviets pour 20,000 more
troops into Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan-The Kremlin poured 20,000 to 22,000 soldiers into
Afghanistan in the past two weeks, pushing Soviet troop strength past the
100,000 mark in the face of relentless guerrilla warfare and widespread
Afghan desertions, a Western diplomatic report said yesterday.
If confirmed, the deployment would represent the largest movement of
Soviet troops into Afghanistan since Moscow launched its intervention with
85,000 men in December 1979 to try to put down a Moslem revolt against the
communist regime in Kabul.
Saudi arms sale may get
shot down in Senate
WASHINGTON-Senate Republican Whip Ted Stevens said yesterday that
President Reagan's proposal to sell sophisticated F-15 jetfighter equipment
to Saudi Arabia "could be in real trouble" in the Senate.
The Alaska Republican's comment appeared to support estimates by op-
ponents, most of them Democrats, that 53 of the 100 senators are commited
or leaning toward veto of the sale.
Nearly 100 House members registered opposition to the sale Tuesday on
grounds the equipment would increase the Arab threat to Israel and that the
Saudis are giving nothing in return.
Stevens said that is also why the sale is in trouble in the Senate.
Court order will not affect
new speed law immediately
LANSING-State officials said yesterday a Macomb County Circuit Court
order apparently will not immediately affect general enforcement of a new
law stiffening penalties for highway speeders.
A spokesman for Attorney General Frank Kelley said the temporary
restraining order issued Monday by Judge James Daner against the law
assessing one penalty point for speeds over 60 mph apparently applies only
to the motorist who filed the suit.
Gen. Bradley dead at 88
NEW YORK - Gen. Omar radley, who led a million U.S. soldiers in
World War II and was the nation's last five-star general, died yesterday at
the age of 88, Pentagon officers said in Washington. he died at a hospital in
New York City.
His last public appearance was at President Reagan's inauguration. The
aging general was wheeled onto the stage in a wheelchair by actor Jimmy
Stewart.
Tall, scholarly, soft-spoken, Bradley was regarded as one of the greatest
field generals of World War II. Known as the "doughboys' general" because
he was thrifty with the blood and lives of his men, the master of military tac-
tics was proud of his record of winning battles with minimum losses.
Atlanta officials receive
new clues on murders
ATLANTA-A partial license tag number and a detailed description of a
light-skinned black man have provided police with their best clues yet in the
most recent case of Atlanta's 25 murdered or missing youths, officials said
yesterday.
Public Safety Commissioner Lee Brown said police had posted a lookout
for a green station wagon and were checking registrations on the basis of a
partial license tag number turned over to authorities.
Witnesses told police they saw Larry Rogers, a retarded 21-year-old black,
getting into a green station wagon on March 0, the day he dropped from
sight.
Lebanese militia leader
vows to drive out Syrian troops
BEIRUT, Lebanon-A senior leader of Lebanon's biggest Christian militia
yesterday vowed a "war of liberation" to drive Syrian troops out of the coun-
try.
"Zero hour has struck. The war of liberation is close. We shall accept no
compromise and will not stop our struggle until the whole of Lebanon is
liberated," said Amin Gemayel, elder son of Phalantist leader Pierre
Gemayel.

His speech was delivered during a tour of Christian positions in Beirut and
followed eight days of Syrian-Christian fighting in the capital and eastern
Zahle that has left at least 240 dead and 1,000 wounded.

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