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shuttle blast off
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -
Challenger stands ready at last to take
its place as the second ship in
America's space fleet, with only whip-
ping high-altitude winds posing an ob-
stacle to a launch tomorrow.
Liftoff of the shuttle, a slimmed
down, slightly more powerful version of
Columbia, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
EST from Kennedy Space Center with a
CREWS removed work platforms and
tidied up the launch pad yesterday,
preparing to pick up the terminal coun-
tdown early tomorrow after a day off
the threat of high winds and heavy
rains disrupted pre-launch training
plans for Challenger's crew yesterday.
But forecasters said skies shouldsclear
for blastoff of the toughest space
freighter mission yet.
The black-and-white shuttle, an-
chored to its oceanside launch pad, was
tightly battened down to protect a $100-
million data relay satellite in itsecargo
bay from salt, sand. and othe con-
taminants such as those that blew in
during a strom that swept the Kennedy
Space Center Feb. 28.
WEATHERMEN kept a close watch
on jet stream winds 40,000 feet above
the spaceport. Winds up to 140 mph
were expected tomorrow and could for-
ce a day's launch delay, depending on
their direction and intensities at various
The Air Force sent up - balloons
frequently to sample the winds aloft. If
the launch had to be postponed, it would
be tried again 24 hours later. But if it
slips beyond Friday, officials said,
there would be a delay of 10 days to two
weeks because of the need to replace
batteries used to deploya satellite the
shuttle is carrying into orbit.
The ships commander is Paul Weitz,
a 50-year-Old retired Navy captain who
was the pilot on a month-long Skylab
mission in 1973. Col. Karol bobko,45, an
Air Force Academy graduate, is
making his first space flight as pilot.
THE OTHER two crewmen are space
rookies, too. Story Musgrave, 47, a
medical doctor, and Donald Peterson,
49, a retired Air Force colonel, will
make the first space walk of the shuttle
program with a three-hour work-test
tour of Challenger's open payload bay.
It is the most complicated mission yet
attempted, including the launch in orbit
tomorrow of a 21/2-ton special com-
munications satellite attached to a 16-
ton rocket and a spacewalk Thursday
by Musgrave and Peterson to test new
two-piece spacesuits designed for use
by men or women.
The ship will circle the globe 80 times
during its five-day, 19-minute mission,
with landing scheduled on the concrete
runway at Edwards Air Force Base in.
California next Saturday.
The space shuttle Challenger covered with service towers and equipment
sits on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center yesterday as the countdown
continues for tomorrow's blast off at 1:30 p.m.
A - OK Residential College cut $36,000
IN THE O'SO
1. Panel Discussion and presentation of
the successes and failures of liberal arts
2. Discussion of the effects of cutbacks
instituted by the present administration
upon liberal arts education.
3. Come and express your views on the
quality of education at this university.
HENRYK SKOLIMOWSKI - Professor of
Humanities at Engineering School
FRITHJOF BERGMAN - Professor of
JENS ZORN - Professor of Physics,
Head of Curriculum Committee
WILBERT McKEACHIE - Professor of
Psychology, Director CRLT, Former
head of American Psychology Assoc.
APRIL 5 at 8 PM
EAST QUAD, ROOM 126
L.S.A. Student Government
ARE A GREAT
WAY TO GET
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but were not connected to our concen-,
tration programs so they were
vulnerable from that point of view," he
The Residential College is a degree-
granting unit within LSA. Formed in
1967 as an educational alternative to
LSA, the college offers degrees in
drama, creative writing, arts and
ideas, social science, and international
studies. The college has about 650 stud-
ents and 50 full and part-time faculty.
THE COLLEGE will be offering
fewer social science courses, for exam-
ple, because professors from that
discipline will be teaching more fresh-
man seminars, Mersereau said.
He described this move as "robbing
Peter to pay Paul," but said the college
had to protect the programs which are,
"We must maintain our freshman
seminar program because that's part of
our advertised curriculum, but at the
same time, in order to maintain the
same size freshman class, we have had
to preempt people from these other
programs," Mersereau said.
THE UNIVERSITY might be
working against itself by cutting the
college's budget since it attracts a large
number of out-of-state students with
valuable tuition dollars, Mersereau
In 1981, 50 percent of the students
enrolled in the Residential College were
from out-of-state. In 1982, after the
college suffered a 5 percent cut, the
number dropped to 42 percent.
The out-of-state tuition money from
freshmen alone is more than enough to
support the college, Mersereau said.
"The college is certainly not only sup-
porting itself, but provides funds that
subsidize other activities, which is as it
should be," he said.
MERSEREAU said he thinks out-of-
state students will not be discouraged
by the cuts because the college has been
able to maintain its "academic in-
But Residential College Prof. John
Reiff said he thought the reductions
might keep out-of-state students away.
"A lot of students who come to the Un-
iversity come for the Residential
College," he said. "If the attractiveness
of the college dropped for them, then
they might not come to the University.
The college has also had to reduce its
faculty because of the budget cut. Some
professors had their Re sidential
College course load reduced, but others
lost their appointments completely,
SENIORITY was only one factor the
college considered when deciding which
faculty to cut, according to Mersereau.
"Two things being equal, if someone
had seniority, then that might be the
person who stayed. But generally
speaking, it was based on the academic
effects on the college," he said.
Mersereau said the faculty "reacted
in a very dignified way,"but Reiff said
the faculty as a whole "was pretty
Reiff, who is also a lecturer with
the English Composition Board, has had
his Residential College course load cut
from two classes to one class. he will
also be helping out with one class.
SARAH WARREN was not as for-
tunate as Reiff. When her position as an
advisor in the college's counseling of-
fice was eliminated, Warren found her-
self out of a job.
The shift away from counseling might
mean a change in the college's
philosophy, said Warren, who has ac-
cepted a position at Northwestern
University for next year. The
elimination of counseling positions
"reflects an emphasis on standard
educational priorities, as opposed to in-
dividually oriented priorities," she
"As we shrink, our essence has to
change. (The) kind of values un-
derlying the college won't be able to be
supported," she said.
MERSEREAU said that the 5 percent
reduction in 1981 had eliminated most
of the "fat in the program. this time
"we were taking out bone and muscle,"
In 1982, Mersereau said he was asked
to prepare a contingency plan to cut
$50,000 from the college's $556,000
budget. In the fall of that year, Univer-
sity administrators notified Mersereau
of the $36,000 cut.
Mersereau said he is disappointed
about the cuts, but understands the
adminstration's position. "We're not
happy with what's happened, but we
recognize its inevitability, and ap-
preciate what I think is a fairness on the
part of the administration," he said.
One Residential College junior said
he thought many of the cuts were poorly
made. "some of them were poorly
chosen - cuts that go against the spirit
and original purpose of the Residential
College," said David Mikelthun.
"I don't feel that in dealing with the
cuts that all the alternatives were ex-,
plored," he said.'
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
KKK march in Houston
HOUSTON - About 60 costumed KuKlux Klansmen yesterday marched
between walls of riot-equipped police through a jeering, angry crowd that
shouted down their leader's speech from City Hall steps with chants of
"Death to the Klan."
The 40-minute march drew an estimated 2,000 counter demonstrators
despite pleas from the city's black police chief, a white supremacist leader
and human rights groups that citizens ignore the march. No injuries were
Five adults and one juvenile were arrested on charges of "disrupting a
legal procession," but police drawing on experience from an earlier Klan
rally at the state capital in Austin were credited with preventing violence.
Anti-Klan demonstrators lined the 10-block parade route, shouting insults
and obscenities at the Klansmen, who wore traditional white robes, black
uniforms with riot gear or camouflage fatigues.
The most vocal group in the racially mixed crowd of protesters was the In-
ternational Committee Against Racism. Its members marched in a circle at
the parade's announced starting point and followed the march on either side
of the street.
King's death remembered
ATLANTA - The civil rights organization founded by the late Martin
Luther King Jr. will mark the 15th anniversary of King's assassination Mon-
day with a "jobs and peace" rally and a five-hour prayer vigil.
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, president of the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference, said the anniversary activities will focus on the problems that
must be solved for blacks to participate fully in the American political and
On Monday morning, Lowery and King's widow, Coretta Scott King, will
lay a wreath on the civil right leader's tomb. The rally at the Richard
Russell Federal Building will get under way at noon and will be followed by
the prayer vigil.
Lowery said SCLC chapters across the country will be holding rallies
Monday to note the assassination of King, who was gunned down April 4,
1968, at a motel in Memphis, Tenn., where he was leading a protest by city
Senate divided over Adelman
WASHINGTON-With undecided Republicans in the balance, the Senate
appears nearly evenly divided over President Reagan's choice of United
Nations diplomat Kenneth Adelman as arms control director.
An informal survey shows that more than a dozen GOP senators have not
made up their minds about Adelman's nomination to be director of the Arms
Control and Disarmament Agency.
Strategists on both sides in the fight, basing their case partly on private
assurances from -publicly uncommitted senators, said their latest tallies
showed around 45 probably votes against Adelman. That many, even if they
were not joined by others, would be enough to sustain a threatened filibuster
of the nomination, since it takes 60 votes to choke off the parliamentary
stalling tactic. Republicans control the Senate 54-46.
No date has been set for a Senate vote on the matter, but Congress returns
Tuesday from a 10-day Easter recess and the issue is expected to come up
sometime this month.
Reagan has insisted that he is sticking by his nominee, despite suggestions
from both Republican, and Democratic critics of Adelman that he find
someone else for the job.
Columbian death toll climbs
POPAYAN, Colombia - Cold, hungry and homeless, thousands of sur-
vivors of a devastating earthquake buried their dead yesterday and sifted
through piles of rubble to salvage blankets and pots and pans. Some begged
for money to buy coffins.
Rescue workers complained about delays in the distribution of relief sup-
plies and said the army had held up the delivery of tents and medicine
donated by the United States and France.
Many people in this city of 200,000 slept on sidewalks and in parks without
blankets or in makeshift shelters made of plastic sheets and wooden poles.
The temperature has dropped each night since Thursday's quake to the mid-
Survivors asked passersby to give them food and water. The sound of
children weeping could be heard throughout this colonial city in southwest
Colombia. Relief workers distributed poison to kill the rats swarming
through the ruins.
Fighting continues in Thailand
NA GAM, Thailand - Thai military officers said Vietnamese troops pun-
ched across the Cambodian border into Thailand for the second day yester-
day, killing five Thai soldiers and wounding eight in hand-to-hand fighting.
Thai and Vietnamese gunners pounded each other with tank and artillery
fire across the frontier into the night, according to reports reaching
A military officer at an army base near this Thai border village said at
least 100 Vietnamese shells landed on Thai territory. The Thai army com-
mander, Gen. Arthit Kamlang-Ek, later visited the base briefly and ordered
11 tanks to the border area to return fire against Vietnamese positions.
The Vietnamese mounted a lightning attack last Thursday on Phnom
Chat, a Khmer Rouge mountain stronghold straddling the border three-and-
a-half miles west of Na Ngam. They killed at least 200 Cambodian refugees,
wounded hundreds more, sent 3,500 guerrillas and 30,000 civilians fleeing,
and then installed artillery on the commanding heights, government of-
On Friday, the officials said the Vietnamese crossed the border twice and
wounded five Thai soldiers in one of the incursions.
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DeSimone, speaking with Viviano at
a workshop on alternative possibilities
in the media, also encouraged students
to pursue careers outside the main-
stream job market.
I've really been surprised at my
ability to work successfully as a leftist
or progressive reporter at a main-
stream newspaper," she said. "The
Ann Arbor News has long had a well-
deserved reputation as a conservative
When her editors assigned her to
cover previously neglected areas of
localactivity, including the cooperative
living movement, DeSimone took the
opportunity to "sneak things in through
the back door" that might not have
received exposure otherwise.
DESIMONE stressed the importance
of acquiring "real world experience
to enter journalism after graduation.
She recommended a broad-based un-
dergraduate education. She said a
graduate degree in journalism would be
helpful, but it would probably be an un-
necessary investment of time and
Other workshops at the fair featured
presentations by professionals in such
fields as education, art, organizing,
religion, law, government, and
Almost200 people attended the
various seminars at the fair, said
organizer Dave Guttchen. One student,
LSA senior Tom Marx, said the fair was
a "valuable experience. I was waiting
for this. It gave me a set-up for contacts
and I had an informal interview with a
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