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Page 2-Friday, April 1, 1983-The Michigan Daily
Colombian earthquake
kills 200; hurts 500

From AP and UPI
POPAYAN, Colombia-A major ear-
thquake struck southern Colombia
yesterday, devastating the city of
Popayan where hundreds of tourists
had gathered for Holy Week. Estimates
of the casualties ranged up to 200 dead
and 500 injured.
A witness said the shuddering earth
"sent the roofs of many houses flying
into the air as a cloud of dust covered
the city." Another said, "whole walls
were collapsing" and the noise was
deafening.
THE QUAKE hit at 8:15 a.m.,
knocked down buildings around the
historic colonial city as residents slept,
and brought the Roman Catholic
cathedral down on as many as 100 early
morning worshippers.
Three city blocks crumbled in the
suburbs of Esmeraldas and Pubenza in
the south of the city. Popayan's city
hall, other government buildings and
the national telecommunications center
were also heavily damaged in the
quake. The U.S. Geological Survey said

the tremor measured 5.5 on the Richter
scale.
Police said 25 bodies had been
recovered so far from the rubble of the
Spanish colonial-style cathedral, one of
several fine old buildings destroyed.
RADIO REPORTS indicated that
another Popayan church, the Santo
Domingo Temple, collapsed. Police
said 35 bodies were recovered from
houses and some hotels. Other officials
reported fires raging in some parts of
the city.
President Belisario Betancur who
flew to the mountain city of 200,000
shortly after the quake struck, said
"the cathedral, the churches, the con-
vents and the university have been tur-
ned into ruins... The city has no run-
ning water, many neighborhoods were
half-destroyed."
A U.S. Embassy official said "the
death toll has been put at about 200, and
still climbing." Al Laun, embassy in-
formation officer in Bogota, said he
based his statement on casualty reports
filtering in from the devastated area.

AP Photo
Climb aboard
Rescue teams practice at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida yesterday as
they prepare for the possibility that the space shuttle Challenger may abort
in the early minutes of its flight Monday.
Review calls for cuts.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Vietnamese troops kill 32
THAILAND - Vietnamese ground troops backed by artillery and tanks
yesterday stormed three refugee camps along the Thai-Cambodian border,
killing at least 32 civilians and wounding more than 150 others, military
sources said.
Thai security scources said the attacks were belived to be a prelude to a
major assault against Khmer Rouge resistance forces operating from the
sprawling Nong Samet camp housing 70,000 Cambodians.
At least 8,000 frightened Cambodian refugees fled to the nearby Thai bor-
der, seeking temporary shelter from the barrage of shelling in the pre-dawn
attack.
Thai military intelligence sources in the border town of Aanyaprathet, 120
miles east of Bangkok, said more than 1,000 Vietnamese troops were in-
volved in the assault, firing rifles and hurling grenades into the camps.
Nicaraguans forces laim victory
NICARAGUA-Commander William Ramirez said yesterday the army has
crushed insurgent attempts to open a new front in the predominantly Indian
province of Zelaya along Nicaragua's Atlantic coast.
Miskito Indians in the jungle area "repudiated the counter-
revolutionaries "trying to seize territory in northern Zelaya, where they
wanted to set up a provisional government recognized by the United States,
Ramirez said.
"The government has unmasked Steadman Fagoth and his leadership of
the bands of counterrevolutionaries that have been renounced by the,
Miskitos," Ramirez said.
Steadman Fagoth, a former security agent of Nicaragua's late dictator
Anastasio Somoza, fled last year to Honduras, where he is allegedly
organizing hundreds of exiled Miskito Indian rebels.
Fagoth and his followers have charged the government with persecuting
the culturally and geographically isolated Indians, who mainly live on
Nicaragua's Atlantic coast.
Govt. tries to cash in on tips
WASHINGTON-The government carries its campaign against tax
chiselers into the nation's bars and restaurants today hoping to pick up an
extra $1 billion a year from waiters and others who've fudged their earnings
from tips.
The Internal Revenue Service estimates that 84 percent of taxable tips
received by waiters, cabbies and others are never reported as income. That
tax-dodging rate is exceeded only by drug pushers, prostitutes and other
criminals, the IRS says. 1
Beginning today, restaurants and bars with 11 or more employees-some or
all of whom are tipped regularly-must begin complying with a new law that,'
in essence, requires waiters and waitresses to prove they are not tipped at"
least 8 percent of sales.
"It's bad legislation because the average tip is much less than 8 per-
cent-maybe as low as 3 percent," says Jeffrey Prince, senior director of the'.
National Restaurant Association.
Even in Washington restaurants, where big tips often accompany expense-.'
account meals, the average is considerably under 15 percent after a waitress
shares her tips with busboys and cooks, Prince said..
Five cent gas tax takes effect r
WASHINGTON-The extra nickel-a-gallon gasoline tax takes effect today,
but industry spokesman predict motorists will hardly feel the increase""
because the price at the pumps has been dropping over the past year.
Vic Rasheed, executive director of the 60,000-member Service Station
Dealers of America, said he expected that mststations would raise their
prices today.
Congress approved the tax to provide funds for highway and bridge con-
struction and repairs and create jobs-at an estimated cost of $30 a year to
the typical motorist. Of the 5 cents a gallon, 4 cents will go for highways and
1 cent for mass transit.
Rasheed predicted the increase will not affect the volume of sales,because
the price of gasoline has dropped about 15 cents a gallon in the past year and
motorists have cut back their driving as much as they can.
"They're prepared to pay their way," Rasheed said. "I think motorists
realize they've had a pretty good ride as far as gasoline prices go and I don't
think anyone expected them (low prices) to last forever."
Teamster boss gets 55 years
CHICAGO - A federal judge yesterday gave Roy Williams a provisional
55-year prison sentence for his part in a conspiracy to bribe a senator and
said the Teamsters president had "sold the working man out."
But U.S. District Judge Prentice Marshall did not strip Williams of his
post, a step prosecutors had requested, and said the sentence will likely be
"significantly reduced" after a medical examination. Williams suffers from
severe emphysema.
Marshall also ordered a $29,000 fine and for the Teamster leader's role in
the conspiracy to bribe former Sen. Howard Cannon ( D-Nev.).
Williams announced through the union that he is innocent and is determined
to remain in the $225,000-a-year job, which he won days after his 1981
bribery-conspiracty indictment.

Williams was the third Teamsters president convicted inthe last 25 years.
Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa were convicted on federal corruption charges.
"Mr. Williams, you sold the working man out," Marshall said. "You were
willing to take the working man's pension and use it. Yes, use it for your own
aggrandizement."

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clusion... that it is in the best in-
terests of the college and the University
to cease humanities instruction within
the college and transfer responsibility
for the humanities instruction of
engineering students to other units of
the University."
Although financial difficulties were
at the base of the review, the move is
not expected to save significant amoun-
ts of money. By 1991, the move should
save $167,000 per year, the report says.
Who will pay for the new positions in
LSA was not addressed by the review
committee. Charles Vest, associate
dean of the engineering college, said
last night that "there would be a tran-
sfer of funds" from engineering into
LSA if the move is approved.
HUMANITIES Department Chair-
man Dwight Stevenson said last night
that the committee failed to address the
issues raised in the review charge and
focused too much on the department's
curriculum.
"They have given advice not on the
administrative issues but upon
curricular issues," he said in a
prepared statement. "Curriculum is,
after all, the responsibility of the
faculty, not of the administration."
"I was mildly surprised they went as
deeply into (curriculum) as they did,"
Vest said, "but I don't think it's
unreasonable."
REVIEW COMMITTEE Chairman
William Kuhn said the detained infor-
mation on curricular offerings was
necessary to fulfill the requirements of
the committee's charge.
The committee cited a need for first
year composition requirements for
engineers and suggested establishing a
composition program that would be
implemented gradually as the other
courses are phased out.
The committee based its suggestion
on seven humanities professors who
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will reach the age of 65 before 1991. Ex-
pecting that those professors would
retire sometime during the next seven
years, the committee said that each
time a professor retires he should be
replaced with an assistant professor
who would be assigned to LSA.
AT THE SAME time a new LSA
professor is' hired, 80 engineering
students would begin taking their elec-
tives in LSA. By this formula, the 450
students taking engineering humanities
courses would all be taking them in LSA
after the seventh professor reached
retirement.
University professors do not have to
retire before age 69, and Kuhn said,
"There's no guarantee those people are
going to retire at age 65. This is a rough
idea of how long it would take to make
the transition.
Review committee member William
Root, an engineering professor, sent a
letter to the humanities findings with
regard to the literature classes.
"I DO NOT believe what is proposed
would result in better education for our
students or in cost savings for the Un-
iversity. I do think it would cause ap-
preciable harm," the letter said. Root
refused to discuss the letter last night
but said he would elaborate at next
week's engineering faculty meeting.
The meeting will allow faculty to air
their views and discuss possible alter-
natives. After the meeting it will be up
to the college's executive committee to
finalize plans for approval by
Engineering College Dean James
Duderstadt and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye.
"I would hope we will have some
basic decisions before the term is
over," Vest said. The committee report
envisions the first parts of the plan
being implemented for the 1984-85
school year.
Police
Bottles fly on Hill
Bottles allegedly were thrown out the
windows of the Psi Upsilon fraternity
on Hill Street late yesterday afternoon
at passers-by and cars. After receiving
several calls, the Ann Arbor Police
dispatched one officer, who found
broken bottles littering the road. When
questioned, the fraternity members
denied any knowledge of the incident,
but did offer to clean up the mess,
police said.
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Friday, April 1, 1983
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