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The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 1, 1982-Page 3

shakes up
An anonymous bomb threat in the
Bursley cafeteria yesterday sent
residents out into the streets while
police and building officials checked
the building.
At about 4 p.m., cafeteria supervisors
received a letter which said a bomb had
been planted in the cafeteria. They
evacuated the cafeteria and pulled the
fire alarm to clear the rest of the dor-
mitory. Residence staff members and
two Ann Arbor police officers checked
the building for almost an hour before
sending out the all clear signal.
"It was a thrilling experience," said
resident Greg Dufour. "It got me away
from studying." Most residents,
however, found the scare annoying. "It
was ridiculous," said resident Caroline
Haines, "They (residence staff) did the
right thing in getting everyone out. But
who ever did it is a maniac." A few
people even saw good things come from
the scare. Said Lane Jones, "Oh well, it
saved us from another Bursley dinner."

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A young Amerasian girl, daughter of an American who was stationed in Vietnam during the war, completes necessary
forms so she can come to the U.S.
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Gary Tanous, who fought for more than
two years to get his daughter out of
Vietnam, tearfully took her in his arms
yesterday and joined an airlift of 11
Vietnamese-American children bound
for the United States.
"I have never been happier in my
life," said Tanous, tears streaming
down his chees. The 42-year-old Van-
couver, Wash. ,resident had not seen 15-
year-old Jean Marie, his only child, for
14 years.
TANOUS WAS the only father present
for the Amerasian, children's airlift,
which is sending 11 youngsters aged
seven to 15 to relatives or sponsors in
America. Nine Vietnamese relatives
S are also on the airlift, which stopped
over in Bangkok, Thailand, before con-
tinuing to the United States.
The Vietnamese government an-
nounced it is ready to grant "im-
mediate visas" to all Amerasian

children and relatives who want to go to
the United States, and said it is the
responsibility of the United States tox
take them.
Yesterday's emigres were the largest
group of offspring of GIs and civilians
to leave for the United States since Ho
Chi. Minh City - formerly Saigon
fell to the communists in 1975. They
were documented as U.S. citizens.
Vietnam says 26 more such children
and 21 relatives will be flown out Oct. 7
in the program coordinated with eight
U.S. volunteer agencies.
THE CHILDREN paraded proudly
out of Ho Chi Minh City airport ter-
minal and changed in Vietnamese,
"Let's go to America," before boarding
an Air France charter flight for
Bangkok, the first leg of their journey
to the land of their fathers.
U.S. officials said privacy laws forbid
the disclosure of the fathers' identities,
but said the children would later be flown

to Georgia, Texas, Washington,
Arizona, Oregon, California and
Washington, D.C.
Most Amerasians are not eligible to
emigrate automatically to the United
States, although several hundred have
left as refugee "boat people" or
through a complicated U.N.- sponsored
program. The United States has said 88
children, including the 11 who left
yesterday on an Air France flight, are
documented U.S. citizens and eligible to
RELATIVES leaving with the
children included mothers, grandparen-
ts and sisters and brothers.
"Our records indicate there are
15,000 to 20,000 more Amerasians
here," Vietnamese Foreign Ministry
official Nguyen Phi Tuyen told repor-
ters and delegates from U.S.
humanitarian groups at the airport.
"WE BELIEVE that almost all of
them want to go because they are
children of American blood."
Only three of the children departing
yesterday were fathered by American
servicemen. The others are the
children of American civilians who
worked in Vietnam before the final U.S.

President and Mrs. Shapiro invite all students to an open house at the
Shapiro residence, 815 S. University, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Cinema II-Personal Best, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Angell.
Ann Arbor Film Coop-The Man Who Fell To Earth, 7 & 9:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild-Hair, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT-2001: A Space Odyssey, 5,7:30, & 10 p.m.,,Michigan Theatre.
Alt. Act.-Raging Bull, 7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Brass Ring-April Wine & The Look, 8 p.m., IMA Sports Arena.
Canterbury Loft-"Bent," 8p.m., 332S. State.
Ark-June Millington, 9p.m., 1421 Hill.
Major Events-Joe Jackson in concert, 81p.m., Hill Aud.
Transportation Studies-Thomas F.. Sparrow, "The Experiment of
Sharing Mini Micro Cars by Several Households," 2-5 p.m., 2207 Art & Arch.
English Language & Lit.-William J. Fishman, "Tower Hamlets 1888: One
Year in the Life of a Victorian Laboring Poor Borough," 3 p.m., E. Conf.
Room, Rackham.
South & Southeast Asian Studies-Evans Young, "Ethicity & Regional
Development Cooperation: 'Chinese Capital' in the ASEAN Chambers of
Commerce & Industry," 12-1 p.m., Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Netherlands America Univ. League-Film & Disc., Philo Bregstein, "The
Past that Lives," 8p.m., International Center.
Guild House-Marc Mauer, "Prison Reform or Prison Abolition?" noon,
802 Monroe.
Center for Chinese Studies-Zhang Jing Yi, "Trends in the Soviet-
American Military Balance: The Chinese Perspective," 3 p.m., 210 Gunn
School of Natural Resources-Public hearings for review process, 7-9
p.m., Rackham Lee. Hall.
Univ. Duplicate Bridge Club-7:15 p.m., League.
Int'I'Student Fellowship-7 p.m., 4100 Nixon Rd.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class-English, Mandarin & Cantonese groups,
7:30, Univ. Reformed Church.
Exhibit Museum-AstroFest 116, 7:30 p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
Commission on Handicapper Concerns-Workshop on Community Ac-
cessibility, 1-4 p.m., Ann Arbor City Fire Hall.
ae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 9-11 p.m., Martial Arts Rm., CCRB.
Michigan Assoc. of Children's Agencies-Deadline for tickets to the Semi-
Annual Legislative Breakfast, 8-10 p.m., Oct. 8, $7.50 per person, write to Jan
Fisher 1125 Martin Place, Ann Arbor 48104.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
Kathi and Milenko matanovic from Findhorn, Scot-
land and the Lorain Community
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