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The Michigan Daily-- Saturday, September 24, 1983-- Page 3
Arab jetliner crashes
killing all 112 aboard

ABU DHABI (AP)-A Gulf Air jetliner
crashed and burned in the rugged
mountains of this desert sheikdom
yesterday and airline officials said all
112 people aboard the plane were killed,
including one American.
The Boeing 737, en route from
Karachi, Pakistan, to Dubai via Qatar
on the Persian Gulf, lost contact with
the Dubai airport 20 minutes before it
was to have landed, airport sources
said.
THE JETLINER "suddenly lowered
its altitude and vanished," said once
source, who like the others requested
anonymity.
Another said the plane caught fire in
the air. One Gulf Air official said the
"airliner crashed due to an accident in
midair." He refused to elaborate.
The aircraft was still burning at sun-
down when rescue teams reached the
crash site 30 miles northeast of the air-
port in Abu Dhabi, sources said.
"ALL PASSENGERS and crew
members perished in the fire, and

rescue men have been extricating in-
cinerated bodies from the wreckage,"
said a civil defense official who asked
not to be identified. "Charred bodies.
were moved to hospitals in the shiek-
dom of Shardah and Dubai."
Medical personnel returning from the
crash site said bodies were scattered
over an area about two-thirds of a mile
across. The plane's tail section
remained intact, but the rest of the air-
craft, including its engines, was
smashed into small pieces, they said.
THE SEARCH for victims was
suspended at nightfall, and would
resume at sunup today, Gulf Air sour-
ces said.
Gulf Air officials said the passengers
included 96 Pakistanis, seven Britons,
one American and one Iranian. They
said the pilot was Omani and the co-
pilot Bahraini.
Information on other crew members
was not released immediatley, and Gulf
Air said none of the victim's names
would be available until today at the
earliest.

ONE AIRPORT source told reporters
it "seems the plane ran into engine
trouble shortly before landing," he
said "contact with the plane, flight No.
771 from Karachi, was suddenly in-
terrupted about 20 minutes before it
was to have landed at 11':45 GMT, 7:45
a.m. EDT."
A Karachi airport official, who
declined to give his name, said the air-
port's control tower recorded a distress
signal from the plane at D:35 GMT 6:35
EDT. He did not elaborate.
A team of technical experts led by
Gulf Air executive director Ali al-Malki
flew from Manama, Bahrain, to Abu
Dhabi to investigate the crash.
They suspended their investigation
for the night without having found the
plane's "black box," which contains a
flight recorder and cockpit voice tapes
that could provide clues to the crash,
airline sources said.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are two of the
seven sheikdoms that comprise
the United Arab Emirates, a 12-year-old
federation on the Persian Gulf.

AP Photo
hat are about to be sold.

Follow the yellow brick road
Three-year-old David Davis of Roanoke, Virginia sits amid a bevy of old street signs th

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U.S., Soviets seek jet debris

encounters.

WAKKANAI, Japan (AP) - U.S. and Soviet ships
launched mini-submarines north of the Soviet island
of Moneron yesterday, pressing their hunt for the
"black box" recording system of the downed South
Korean jetliner.
In Moscow, the U.S. Embassy complained to Soviet
officials that Soviet ships had "interfered" with
American vessels searching for the flight recorders,
a senior U.S. official said.
THE OFFICIAL, who spoke on condition he not be
identified, said the complaint was made to a commit-
tee set up under an agreement between the U.S. and
Soviet navies that establishes protocol for maritime

Maritime Safety Agency Rear Adm. Masayoshi
Kato told a news conference in Wakkanai that the
U.S. Navy's ocean tug Narragansett put a remote-
controlled ocean floor search vessel overboard in
the morning and that it was still submerged.
He said the vessel was probing the sea bottom at a
spot about 23 miles northwest of Moneron, where the
plane is believed to have crashed Sept. 1 after being
shot down by a Soviet interceptor.
ALL 269 PEOPLE aboard the flight, including 61
Americans, perished. The U.S. Navy picked up
pinging signals from the "black box" twice earlier
this week, but the U.S. military in Tokyo said the

flight data and cockpit voice recorders so far have
not been found.
About 30 minutes after the Americans started their
undersea search, the Soviets launched two small
subs.
Kato said the Soviet fleet's rescue ship Georgi
Kozumin dropped a mini-submarine, believed to be
capable of holding three or four men, into waters
about 19 miles north of Moneron. That vessel stayed
submerged for 6% hours - what he called an usually
long time.
JAPANESE NAVY officers also saw the Soviet
ocean surveyor Gidronaut launch another small sub
that stayed down for about four hours, he said.

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'U' joins nationwide effort to curb campus drinking

(Continued from Page 1)
to think a student should learn how to
drink in a school of hard knocks. The
person who's on his knees at four
o'clock on Sunday morning praying to
the porcelain gods certainly doesn't
want to be there."
COMMITTEE member Alan Levy
agreed with Bratton. "(The) cuteness
of the college drunk stereotype" must
be eliminated, he said.
"What gets missed are students who
show up in academic counseling trying
to get .out of classes because they got
batzed too often and they can't handle
the workload," Levy said.
University Housing Director Robert
Hughes, who formed the group, said
task force members are especially con-
cerned about the student attitude that
all social events need to center around
alcohol.
"PEOPLE who choose not to drink
should receive better treatment in
society," said Bratton. In Couzens, for
example, house councils are careful to
promote parties without emphasizing
alcohol, she said.
The panel currently is working on
recommendations to be submitted to

the University's housing office. To help
in the effort, the group has been
studying awareness programs at other
universities.

GERARDO Gonzales, president of
the national organization said "(The
program) is focused on responsible
decision-making about the use of

It's dangerous for us to think a student
should learn how to drink in a school of hard
knocks. The person who's on his knees at
four o'clock on Sunday morning praying to
the orcelain gods certainly doesn't want to
bet tere.'
- Mandy Bratton
task force chairwoman

munity how to identify alcohol
problems.
Gonzales admitted it is sometimes
difficult to get students to pay attentions
to the issues. "It takes awhile to get
over the perception of, 'we're here to
party," he said.
STUDENTS do realize the severity of
alcohol (abuse) and are generally
receptive to efforts to increase alcohol
awareness, Gonzales said.
William David Burns, chairman of an
alcohol awareness committee at
Rutgers University in New Brunswick,
N.J.,┬░agreedthat it is important to in-
volve students in policy-making and
that policy and programs must be con-
sistant.
"If you want to teach people about
consumption you shouldn't have your
policies say one thing and your
education something else," he said. "It
is important to be careful when im-
posing policies on students.
"People resent having their lives con-
trolled," Burns said. "When you talk
about partying and alcohol you talk
about encroaching on their time."
But Burns also said the majority of
students want to learn about alcohol
problems.

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The University of Florida started
BACCHUS - Boost Alcohol Con-
sciousness Concerning the Health of
University Students - in 1976. There
now are 110 chapters of the alcohol
education and prevention organization
in the United States and Canada.

alcohol."
Each student in the program is
responsible for promoting alcohol
workshopsat fraternities, sororities,
and residence halls. They also produce
literature on alcohol awareness and
teach people in the university com-

Race to victory
Fritz Assmi, a 68-year-old blind man from West Germany, races toward
his victory yesterday in the 100-meter dash at the World Master Athletic
Competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Assmi is being guided through the
course by his son, Robert Assmi.

H A PPENINGS- Marines in

Highlight
Noon today marks the last chance for book lovers to browse through this
year's American Association of University Women Book Sale in the main
ballroom of the Michigan Union.The national event, which helps raise money
for scholarships and fellowships' for women, begins at 9 a.m. today and
features a raffle to give away two sets of the latest best-selling novels, in-
cluding a set which has been autographed by the authors.
Films
Ann Arbor Film Coop - Blade Runner, 7 & 9:20 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Cinema Guild - 48 Hours, 7,8:45 & 10:30 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema H - Monty Python's Meaning of Life, 7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci Aud.
Mediatrics - Body Heat, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Alternative Action - Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 7, 8:45 & 10:30
p.m., MLB 3.
Performances
Ark - Hedy West, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Performance Network - "Wisdom Amok," a play by Albert Innuato, 8
p.m., 408 W. Washington.-,
His House Christian Fellowship - "Turn It Around Week" concert with
John Elliott, 7:30 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
The Brecht Company - "A Man's a Man," 8p.m., 701 E. University.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Go Club, 2 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Tae Kwon Do Club - practice, 9 a.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Miscellaneous
Fairlane - fall nature walk; tours meet at the area's main entrance on
Fairlane Drive at 9 a.m.
SOS Community Crisis Center - volunteer interviews, call 485-3222 for ap-
pointment.

Lebanon hit
with artillery
(Continued from Page 1)
reportedly to announce a cease-fire, but
canceled the appearance abruptly
when word arrived from Damascus of
tough new Syrian conditions for a
truce.
ACCORDING to Western diplomats,
the Syrians were demanding the com-
plete exclusion of Gemayel's
Washington-backed government from
any future talks designed to bring
peace between Lebanon's warring
religious and political factions.
News of the breakdown in cease-fire
negotiations came as the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee in
Washington approved a plan that would
allow President Reagan to keep the
Marines in Lebanon another 18 months,
despite Democratic protests that the
United States might be sliding deeper
into another Vietnam-style war.

You've always dreamed of
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This weekend, take the chance.
You've always wanted to experience the thrill of flying - of feeling an airplane alive under your
hands. To climb and soar. To take command over a seemingly complex array of dials and numbers
and controls.
Take it from us, the feeling is unbelieveable!
We're the University of Michigan Flyers - the Michigan Flyers for short. And this week, we're making a
special effort to get to know you.
Plane on the Diag.
Very early Thursday morning, we'll taxi one of our 3 Cessna 152 trainers all the way down State
Street to the diag. Thursday and Friday, a club member will be there to answer your questions and
schedule you for a "Discovery Flight" this weekend.
Discovery Weekend.
All day on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th (weather permitting), a club vehicle will
be available to drive you from the front steps of the Michigan Union to the Flyer's office at the Ann
Arbor Airport. There, for $20.00, you'll be treated to a Discovery Flight. A thirty-minute flight with you
at the controls, sitting in the pilot's seat with one of our fully-qualified instructors at your side. When
it's all over, you'll even get a pilot's logbook, with your Discovery Flight entered.
Join us!
Come see us on the diag and discover flying this weekend. You'll never be the same.
The Michigan Flyers
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notes
Wallet stolen
Ann Arbor Police believe a man han-
ding out pizza coupons in an apartment

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