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The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 21, 1983-Page 7

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U.S. expects
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crash of Soviet
satellite Sunday

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pen-
tagon said yesterday there is a 2 per-
cent chance that debris from a disabled
nuclear-powered Soviet spy satellite
will hit the United States after entering
the atmosphere some time between
early Sunday and Monday afternoon.
Spokesman Henry Catto told repor-
ters that experts have predicted the re-
entry of the satellite, which carried a
nuclear reactor into orbit, some time
between 1 a.m. EST Sunday and 3 p.m.
EST Monday.
HOWEVER, SPACE experts said the
Cosmos 1402, which has been tumbling
toward earth at an ever-increasing
rate, may plunge into the atmosphere
late Sunday night.
"We can't predict where, with any
certainty, until just at the last before it
comes in," Catto said when asked to
forecastnwhere the satellite's debris
will reach the earth's surface. The
Federal Emergency Management

Agency said there likely would be no
more than a "45- to 50-minute warning
of where the affected area might be."
Catto said there is a 70 percent chan-
ce the Cosmos debris will come down
over water, 15 percent chance over the
Soviet Union, 3 percent chance over
Canada, and 2 percent chance over the
United States.
Defense officials acknowledged for
the first time later yesterday that they
are not certain the 8,000-pound bulk of
the satellite still contains the nuclear
core of about 100 pounds of uranium.
They noted that the Soviet Union has
claimed it ejected the fuel core by
remote control, and that the Soviets
have said that that core is traveling
separately and will fall into the at-
mosphere and burn up in February.
"We haven't determined if that is
so," said one official who discussed the
question only on condition he not be
identified. "We hope it is."

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erocrats criticize
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One dead, two hurt
in separate hijackings

(Continued from Page 3)
BLESSING criticized the
Republican's "limited scope with
minimal efforts to go beyond parking"
in their attempt to develop the down-
town area.
When asked how she differed from
her opponent, Morris pointed to her six
years of experience on City Council and
her dedication to citizen input into
government decision-making.
"Authority is in the City Council, not
the mayor. "I want to lower the profile
of the mayor," Morris said.
If elected Morris would become the
first female mayor in Ann Arbor's
history. "I do want to make a little
history," she said.
BLESSING stressed his experience in
various levels of govenment, including
state and county positions. Although he
feels citizens input is important,
Blessing emphasized the need for long-
range planning. "I do believe I have an
overview of how city government fits
into the scheme. We are going to have
correction
In a story in Thursday's
newspaper, the Daily reported that un-
der PIRGIM's proposed
refusable/refundable policy, a student
would have to go to the PIRGIM office
for a refund if they did not want to sup-
port PIRGIM. It should have said that
under the proposed system, a student
would also have the option at
registration to refuse to pay the
PIRGIM fee.

some goals and we're going to achieve
them."
the audience, made up mostly of
Democrats, seemed pleased with the
outcome of the debate. "I was glad it
was run in a way that both the can-
didates' positions and personalities
were revealed," said Ann Arbor
resident Barbara Murphy.
The contest between Morris and
Blessing is the only race to be decided
in the Feb. 21 primary election. The
winner will face-off against Belcher,
who is running unopposed in the
Republican primary, in the April 4
general election.

From AP and UPI
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man claiming
to be an ex-convict with a bomb who
commandeered a Northwest Orient
Airlines Boeing 727 with 41 people
aboard on a flight from Seattle to Por-
tland yesterday was shot and killed by
FBI agents, federal officials said.
"The passengers and crew are safe.
Shots were exchanged and the man in-
volved in this incident was hit. . . He's
dead," said Brent Baskfield, an airline
spokesman.
THE TENSE drama at Portland In-
ternational Airort broke around 7:30
p.m. EST, when two FBI agents were
hoisted through the cockpit window
while a bus pulled up to the rear of the
plane to pick up half of the 35
passengers the hijacker had agreed to
release.
FBI agents said the man was
carrying a box he claimed was a bomb
but said X-rays at the Seattle ai port
indicated nothing suspicious was in-
side.
Federal Aviation Administration of-
ficials in Washington said the pilot
radioed to the Portland tower he was
being hijacked minutes before landing.
The plane was sent to a remote part of
the airport.
SUZANNE Whitfield, Portland air-
port spokesperson, said the hijacker
was a man and had no accomplices.
She said he wanted to go to Afghanistan.
but theBoeing 727 does not have enough
range to get there.

Earlier in the day three Palestinians
hijacked a South Yemeni jetliner to
Djibouti Thursday but surrendered at
the east African nation's airport after a
gunfight in which two crew members
were wounded.
Airport officials said the crew mem-
bers were only slightly injured.
The hijackers, who said they were
Palestinians, forced the Al-Yanda
Boeing-707 with 44 passengers and 10
crew aboard to fly to Djibouti, saying
they were armed with grenades and
weapons, the officials said.
The air pirates demanded to speak
with Djibouti authorities in order to ob-
tain passports that would enable them
to enter South Yemen, the officials said.
The suspects surrendered shortly af-
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