The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 17, 1982-Page"
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE,
Calif. - Columbia's astronauts glided
to a gentle landing yesterday from a
$250 million satellite-launching mission
hailed as the start of a space-flight
With dawn's early light shining off
the American flag on its side, the shut-
tle cut through desert clouds to a cen-
"We've been on a fantastic voyage,"
Vance Brand said. Making it look easy,
the spacecraft commander steered
columbia over California's Mojave
Desert and glided to a smooth stop with
more than 5,000 feet of concrete left.
"Are we down now? Are we on the
ground?" he joked.
"Absolutely, it was beautiful," said
Roy Bridges at the console in Mission
Control. "You certainly lived up to the
motto on this flight. Welcome home."
The motto repeated often during the
flight, was "We Deliver." "The United
States Space Transportation System is
in operation," William Lenoir, one of the
two mission specialists aboard, said
Columbia flight five was the first
operational mission of the world's first
reusable spacecraft. Now, with more
than 10 million miles on its flight log
ship is scheduled for a 10 months rest
while it undergoes an overhaul'.
pia comes home
Challenger, the next ship in the fleet,
is being readied at Cape Canaveral to
take the next three flights, beginning
with flight six, Jan. 24. James A.
Abrahamson, NASA's associate ad-
ministrator for space flight, said a
space walk was scrubbed on Monday
because of space suit failures may be
taken then "if we are certain we under-
stand exactly what went wrong and
have corrected it."
Joseph Allen recalled that after he
and Lenoir deployed two com-
munications satellites last week. Brand
commented that the only flight objec-
tives left were an EVA (extravehicular
activity) and a landing. Allen said he
"If we have to make a choice, we
want a safe landing. It turned out we
made that choice."
Thirty minutes after touchdown, the
astronauts - Brand, pilot Robert Over-
myer, Allen and Lenoir - stepped from
the ship that had been their home for
five days. Waving and smiling, they
bounced jauntily, one after the other,
down a stair ramp, walked around
Columbia and appeared pleased with
what they saw.
"It's beginning to look a little more
like a used spaceship all the time," said
Abrahamson. "I'd likebto have it look
shiny and new . . . but if it doesn't
there's nothing to bother about."
Although the space walk was
scrubbed, Columbia accomplished it-
primary goals: acting as a carrier, then
a launch platform for two com-
munications satellites. The satellites
were deployed on flight days one arjd
two. Their own rockets then sent them
to their "stationary" orbit 22,300 miles
above the equator.
"I thought it was a great mission and
a fabulous launch," Abrahamson said.
"It was an inaugural flight, kind of
like the first train that went over the
golden spike in Utah. It was important
because we're inaugurating the first
real service of the shuttle and we are
starting what I consider will be a
revolution in space," he said.
Computers guided the craft to about
40,000 feet yesterday and then, well
above cloud cover that quit at 15,000
feet, Brand took the controls, landing
Columbia 30 seconds early at 6:33 a.rn
on its 82nd orbit.
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Dale Chapman shoots at a water bucket while Don Rak looks on quizzically. Lee Ann Rak helps hold
three young firefighters win tle Junior Waterball competition in Merrionette Park, Ill. hands down.
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The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies is sponsoring a
colloquium today on "Strategies for Black Education in Major Univer-
sities." Associate psychology Prof. J. Frank Yates will be among several
speakers at the noon discussion in 246 Lorch Hall.
HUD chief accused of racism
Alternative Action-Molly Rush and the Plowshares 8; The
p.m., East Quad.
AAFC-German Documentary Films, 7:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema II-Shock Corridor, 7p.m.; Freud, 8:50 p.m., Lorch.
CFT-200 Motels, 7 & 10:20 p.m.; Phantom of the Paradise,
Hill St.-The Conversation, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
WASHINGTON (UPI)- High-
ranking blacks in the Department of
Housing and Urban Development ac-
cused HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce,
the only black in President Reagan's
Cabinet, of racism yesterday for shuf-
fling them into jobs with little respon-
One of the four HUD employees in-
volved, former director of personnel
Frank Davis, said in an interview he
has spent the last year "writing sum-
maries of summaries and analyses of
Another, Buford Macklin, sits in a
barren office and said he is now HUD's
director of administrative services in
title only. Macklin, mocking the ad-
ministration's war on fraud, waste and
abuse, said he has occupied five offices
in the last 13 months while receiving
only two work assignments.
ALSO DEMOTED were Patricia
Jones and Brenda Gaines, who were
completing probation in deputy
regional administrator's jobs at HUD
offices in San Francisco and Chicago,
"I think it's racism veiled in a
political manner," Ms. Jones said.
"The racial aspect of this thing is
overwhelming," Macklin said.
PIERCE HAS been under fire in
recent months from Blacks in Gover-
nment, a federal employees group, and
from the government employees union
for alleged broad discrimination again-
st blacks in recent HUD reductions in
The housing secretary approved the
reassignments and demotions of the
four, who earn up to $58,500 a year, on
the recommendations of his assistant
secretaries and regional ad-
HUD spokesman Robert Mason
declined to discuss the cases, because
the four have filed complaints with the
Merit Systems Protection Board.
BUT HE said, "Every effort is being
made by Secretary Pierce to get to the
root of any charges of discrimination.
Pierce takes this very seriously."
Pierce recently appointed a seven-
man task force on minority relations,
headed by Lance Wilson, his executive
assistant, Mason noted. He said Wilson
is preparing a report on a hearing the
panel held before 200 employees at
HUD Nov. 5, concerning charges of bias
against minorities, women and the
Pierce invited dozens of black
citizens to Washington today in an ef-
fort to dispel perceptions the ad-
ministration is insensitive to blacks.
A federal judge last week blocked a
planned HUD reduction in force in-
cluding the firings of 83 employees, 44
of them blacks, because the agency
lacked congressional approval.
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School of Music-Piano accompanying recital, Kerry Stevenson, 8 p.m.,
Ark-Ferron, Canadian feminist singer-songwriter, 8:30 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Dept. of Dance-"New Dance-New Music/Video Tapes and Films," 7:30
p.m., Dance Bldg. Studio A.
Russian & East European Studies-Valery Golovskoy, "Is there Censor-
ship in the Soviet Union?" noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
ECB-Helen Isaacson, "Documentation in the Research Paper," 4 p.m.,
2203 Angell Hall.
rid. & Oper Eng.-Suresh Sethi, "Optimal Consumption & Investment
Policies Allowing Consumption Constraints & Bankruptcy," 4 p.m., 229 W.
Linguistics-Ann Wehmeyer, "Tense-Aspect in Japanese Dialects," 4
p.m., 2050 Frieze.
Museum of Art-Christa Janecki, "What Else Can One Add?" 12:10 p.m.,
Oral Biology-Charles Shipman, Jr., "2-Acetylpyridine Thiosemicar-
bazones: A New Class of Compounds Active Against Herpes Simplex Virus,"
4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Natural Resources-William Botti, "Silviculture (forest production) &
Management of State or Forest Land," 3 p.m., 1040 Dana.
Chem.-Patrice Geraghty, "Heat Detection as a Spectroscopic Tool for
Surface Analyses," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.; Anthony Pearson, "Organoiron
Complexes in Multistep Organic Synthesis," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
ILIR-Charles Heckscher, "The Union Response to Corporatist Control of
the Workplace," noon, 6050 ISR.
Research Club-Byron Doneen, "Salt and Water Transport: Around or
Through the Cell?" and Mark Traugott, "Midterm Election Review," 7
p.m., 4th Fl. West Alcove, Rackham.
Int'l. Students-"20 Years of Organization of African Unity," 7:30 p.m.,
Science Fiction Club-Stilyagi Air Corps," 8:15 p.m., Union Ground Fl.
Academic Alcoholics-1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Mich. Economics-Social mtg., 5p.m., 101 Lorch.
MKap Society-Douglas W. Marshall, "The Adolf Erik Nordenskiold
Collection of 16th Century Maps in the Univ. Library of Helsinki," 6 p.m.,
Dinner at Dominick's.
Northwood Neighbors-Organizational mtg. for Neighborhood Watch
program, 7 p.m., Chrysler Center aud.
Ann Arbor Chapter, Amer. Soc. for Training and Development-5 p.m.,
School of Music-Tour of Carillon, 4 p.m., top of Burton Tower.
WCBN-"Radio Free Lawyer," 6 p.m., 88.3 FM.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Martial Arts Practice, 6 p.m., Sports Coliseum.
Transcendental Meditation Program-Free public lec., 8:15 p.m. 528 W.
Student Wood & Crafts Shop-Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
CEW-Session to review basic math & practice with typical exam
problems, workshops for the GRE, GMAT, & LSAT, 7:30 p.m., CEW.
Student Policy & Advisory Group, SNR & Public Health Student Assn.,
SPH-Program in conjunction with Oxfam's "Fast for a World Harvest,"
lec. and film, 7:30 p.m., SPH II Aud.
Mich. Technology Council and several U-M units-"New Research &
Development Opportunities for Small Firms," registration noon, Chrysler
Performance Network-Auditions for a series of original, unproduced
plays, "Works in Progress," 7 p.m., Res. Coll., E. Quad.
UAC-Laugh Track, Ted Norkey, 9 p.m., U-Club.
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A. Geoffrey Norman, University of
Michigan professor emeritus of botany
and the University's vice president for
research during 1964-72, died Sunday at
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was 76.
He is survived by his widow, Marian,
and two sons, Anthony Norman,
professor of biochemistry at University
of California, Riverside, and Stephen
Norman of Stamford, Conn., who is af-
filiated with the Exxon Corp.
A MEMORIAL service will be held at
4 p.m. today at the Rackham Am-
phitheatre. Cremation has taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made
to the University's Matthaei Botanical
During his University career, which
spanned 24 years until his retirement in
1976, Norman served for 10 years as
director of the Botanical Gardens and
also helped establish and directed the
Instituted for Environmental Quality.
From 1963-65, he was adviser to the
president of the National Academy of
Sciences and from 1965-69 he was
chairman of the division of biology and
agriculture of the National Research
FORMER University President Rob-
ben Fleming said of Norman, "Under
his aegis, the research program of the
University grew considerably. He ad-
ministered during the 1960s, when there
was so much opposition to various kinds
of research, and he dealt with the con-
troversy with dignity and understan-
ding. He was a first class gentleman,
loved and respected by all of us who
knew him well."
Harlan Hatcher, former University
president under whom Norman also
served, said "He was one of our most
distinguished scholars, a marvelous
administrator in the research division,
and a great human being. His con-
tributions were great but his loss to the
University is greater."
The Regents noted when Norman
retired, "As vice-president for resear-
ch, Dr. Norman directed the develop-
ment of support for the Highway Safety
Research Institute (presently renamed
the University Transportation Resear-
ch Institute), a major research
organization supported by the
automotive industry and the Depar-
tment of Transportation.
"Rapid development of support from
the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration for civilian applications
of remote sensing was also undertaken.
He personally directed the negotiations
for establishment of the Institute for
Environmental Quality and served as
its first director.
"He took a deep interest in
strengthening the Computing Center as
a resource for instruction and research,
and provided the leadership which
resulted in the Center's new building.
Finally, he strengthened the ties bet-
ween his office and the faculty by
developing a close working relationship
with the Senate Assembly's Committee
on Research Policies."
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