The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, March 2, 1983-Page 7
From AP and UPI
A devastating Pacific storm hurled a
tornado into downtown Los Angeles
-yesterday cutting a three-mile scar of
destruction, while floods sent many
Californians scrambling to rooftops and.
mudslides blocked highways and
The death toll climbed to eight in the'
-Worst of a series of back-to-back West
Coast storms, with at least 12 injured in
HUNDREDS OF people were
:evacuated and expensive homes were
swept' down hillsides in a sea of mud.
About 210,000 homes and businesses lost
The twister damaged 90 to 100 homes
and a hospital, riped off the sides of
buildings, tossed cars around like toys
and took off part of the roof of the Los
Angeles Convention Center.
The Convention Center's principal
architect, J. P. McCarty, said winds
ripped off a third of the sheet metal roof
covering the 12-year-old building's
main exhibit hall and also tore the
metal skin of the south side of the
DAMAGE TO the 234,000-s
facility was estimated at $2.
said Bob King, building supers
Police reported several pe
arrested for looting.
As that was going on, the s
thquake in less than 14 hours
Los Angeles area, but there
immediate reports of dama
juries. Terry Wallace at the4
Institute of Technology seis
laboratory in Pasaden
preliminary readings indi
quake at 12:18 pm. PST mez
on the Richter scale and was
"essentially in the same plac
day night's tremor in Inglewo(
LOS ANGELES County S
Kenneth Hahn said the areal
tornado, which touched down
the University of Southerni
and moved into the downtow
the convention center, look(
"real disaster, a war street."
Another tornado struck Pas
miles to the north. The
California twisters injured a
people, officials said.
Queen Elizabeth II, who wa
quare-foot the area on a 10-day tour, retused to fly
5 million, by helicopter to President Reagan's
visor. mountaintop rancho del Cielo because
ople were of the heavy rain and wind. The
president finally welcomed her during
econd ear- a hastily planned airport ceremony at
jolted the Goleta, Calif., 95 miles north of Long
were no Beach. Bad weather forced the
ge or in- ceremony into a metal hangar.
California THE WEATHER cancelled what was
mological to be one of the highlights of the queen's
ia said 10-day tour of the western United States
sated the - a horseback ride through the
asured 3.5 California countryside with the
e" as Mon- The day was marked by hectic
od. schedule changing, confusion and back-
upervisor and-forth messages between the royal
hit by the entourage and the White House staff.
n south of Meanwhile, storms in the Gulf of
California Mexico drenched the Southeastern
n area to coastal states with heavy rains, but
ed like a March came in like a lamb over most of
the central part of the country.
sadena, 10 NATIONAL GUARD troops and
Southern rescuers in boats, helped evacuate
t least 25 hundreds, from the Sacramento River
Valley of Northern California, to the
as visiting shores of Malibu Lake near Los
Angeles, where water was up to the
eaves of some houses. Mobile homes
floated away in some areas.
Winds gusted up to 84 mph, snapping
power lines to thousands of homes, up
to 5 inches of rain fell in places, and The Lo
parts of the Sierra Nevtida was ning.
smothered by 7 feet of new snow.
hit California coast
All 'M' football to be
televised in 1983
s Angeles Convention Center suffered extensive damage after a tornado tore through the city yesterday mor-
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we want to offer a more substantial
promotional exchange," said Perry,
who added that Michigan gets no
money for the show, but gets exposure.
Football was not the only sport to-
come under discussion for television
consideration at yesterday's meeting.
Also mentioned was the prospect of get-
ting Michigan basketball coach Bill
Frieder a television show.
"We think it's a definite possibility,"
said Perry. "We'll work on that this
summer or spring."
FRIEDER, AND not the athletic
department, would get the money from
such a show.
"He doesn't want it for the money,
but the recruiting purposes," said
The assistant athletic director
believes there will be substantial ap-
peal to a Frieder television show.
"WE'VE TALKED to a packager who
does (such shows) in Iowa," said
Perry. In Michigan, "channel 10 is in-
terested, channel 50 would be in-
terested, and I'm sure CTC would be in-
"With basketball, we hope to build a
statewide network," continued Perry.
The Big Ten has already sold basket-
ball nationally through Metrosports, a
network that sells the games to in-
dividual stations. The Big Ten is in the
second year of its Metrosports contract,
which is worth $15 'million over three
Other matters discussed at yester-
day's meeting included ways to im-
prove Big Ten officiating; ticket
distribution plans for 1983; the possible
expansion of the women's athletic
department building; Michigan
memorabilia; and potential changes in
the post-season awards given to varsity
EPA probe intensifies
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In California with President Reagan,
deputy press secretary Larry Speakes
said Dingell's letter has not been
received at the White House and any
evidence of wrongdoing should be tur-
ned over to the Justice Department.
THERE WAS no immediate com-
ment from the Justice Department.
Meanwhile, Burford was going before
a House Appropriations subcommittee
to testify on the EPA's proposed 1984
budget. In a letter to Burford on Mon-
day, Dingell said it was 'up to Congress
to provide the EPA with more
operating money than the agency wants
if it is to do its job.
Dingell also said the panel has
received sworn testimony from three
EPA employees indicating that Lavelle
may have committed perjury when she
denied knowing that her former em-
ployer was partly responsible for one
Dingell said three of the EPA
workers made sworn statements and a
fourth provided corroboration to his
former employer, Aerojet-General
Corp., was among the dumpers being
assessed for cleanup of the Stringfellow
Acid Pits in California.
In testimony before both House and
Senate committees last week, Lavelle
said she was not aware of Aerojet-
General's involvement until June 17,
1982, and she immediately excused her-
self from any EPA decisions involving
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