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Telephone
users to
get credit
on bill
LANSING (UPI) - Michigan Bell
Telephone Co. customers will see a
$3.55 credit on the telephone billing
period beginning this week, under a
state Public Service Commission ruling
yesterday.
The three-member PSC ordered
Michigan Bell to refund $11.6 million to
its approximately 3.6 million customers
in Michigan. The refund will show up as
a: one-time credit on bills sent out
during the billing period beginning
today.
The refund is the result of a set-
tlement agreement between the PSC,
Michigan Bell, the state Attorney
General and the Association of
Business Advocating Tariff Equity, a
PSC statement said.
Michigan Bell spokesman Len Singer
said the refund constitutes costs paid to
American Telephone and Telegraph Co.
for research and development. When
Michigan Bell breaks off from AT&T
Jan. 1, Bell will not be able to take ad-
vantage of those costs,which already
were figured into rates.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, December 7, 1983-- Page 5
Winter storm
blankets state

From Staff and Wire Reports
Ann Arbor residents were subjected
to another dose of winter weather
yesterday as the city received its
second snowfall in as many days. Mon-
day night's storm was responsible for a
serious automobile accident yesterday
morning.
According to Ann Arbor police, a
driver travelling east on Fuller Road
last control of his car and plunged off a
bridge into the Huron River. A police
spokesman refused to identify the
driver, but said the person was
seriously injured.
THE ACCIDENT occurred shortly
before 10 a.m. when the car skidded in-
to the wrong lane and struck another
vehicle. After bouncing off the north
side of the bridge, the car swerved back
onto the road and was struck by a
second car before it crashed through
the guard rail.
Passengers in the other cars were
uninjured. The driver was taken to
University Hospital.
Meanwhile, forecasters said the new
storm could drop up to four inches of
snow on some parts of Michigan. A
travelers advisory covered the nor-

thern Lower Peninsula but not the Up-
per Peninsula.
Icy rain coated southern Michigan
roads and a handful of schools, mostly
in Oakland and Washtenaw counties,:
were closed for the day. Five-hundred;
students at Wacousta Elementary
School near Grand Ledge were sent
home because of a weather-related:
power outage.
MORE SNOW is expected today with
temperatures reaching only into the
mid 20s to low 30s in the Lower Peninl-
sula and the mid 20s in the Upper
Peninsula.
The storm was part of a larger one
responsible for injuring at least 25
people in the southeastern United
States.
In Selma, Alabama, a tornado:
chewed its way through a housing
project, a small university and the
Selma business district. At least one
person was killed and 18 were injured;
The damage estimate was $3.5 million.
It was the second deadly twister to hit-
Alabama since Saturday, when a tor-
nado destroyed an Oxford super-
market, killing two people.a

Daily Photo by DOUG MCMAHON
'Tsnow joke
Jan Wanchook, discovers yesterday's snowfall was no laughing matter. Wanchook, of the Rackham Graduate School
administration, knew the stuff was for real when she had to shovel it off her car.

U

U.S. treasury to modernize bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Picture, if
you will,. George Washington winking
as you move a dollar bill from side to
side.
A blue dollar bill, that is.
Woven with metal threads carrying
information in secret code. Our curren-
cy for the 1990s?
THE MENTAL picture goes well
,beyond what the government is willing
to say about plans to change America's
folding money in the next few years.
And it's probably wilder than what will
actually happen.
But changes are indeed coming for
familiar old U.S. currency - the first
substantial changes in more than half a
century. And the possibilities apparen-
tly do include colors, coded threads and
"optical variables" that change shape
when viewed from different angles.
Though officials are secretive about
proposed alterations, they are open
about the cause: a fear, that

sophisticated new photocopying
machines could soon make counter-
feiting much easier than it has been.
NEED GROCERIES on the way
home from work? Before leaving, just
run off some cash on the office copier.
Federal officials, studying the problem
for several years, don't think that's far-
fetched in light of expected
technological advances in copiers.
Federal Reserve Chairman Paul
Volcker, who is responsible for guar-
ding the credibility of the U.S.
monetary system, said recently the
threat seemed to be genuine and "the
desire to keep ahead of that technology
may point to some technical devices"
in American currency.
Treasury spokesmen say no decisions
have been made on how to change
paper money. And they play down the
possibility of drastic changes, noting
that the government wouldn't want to
do anything to lower the respect U.S.

currency commands.
CHANGES being considered, accor-
ding to sources in the government and
out:
" Holograms, which produce three-
dimensional pictures, or plastic strips
that would show different images when
viewed from different directions. A
winking George Washington would
never be seriously considered, but one
possibility is changeable wording on the
Federal Reserve seal on the left front of
bills.
" The tinted backgrounds, though
Treasury spokesman Robert Levine
says the idea of brighter colors was
discarded after being "kicked around."
" Coded, metallicrthreads that special
machines could read, thus detecting
counterfeits. However, that wouldn't be
much help to people who casually pay
out and accept cash every day.

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PLO bombs bus in Jerusalem

(Continued from Page )
and headed in the direction of the upper
Metn Mountains where Syrian gunners
on Sunday shot down two American
. fighter-bombers, witnesses said.
State-run Radio Beirut and privately
owned radio stations said the jets flew
reconnaissance missions over Beirut,
the hills overlooking the U.S. Marine
base and the central Lebanese moun-
Syrians re
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Reagan
administration said yesterday the
Syrian government apparently is not
budging from its refusal to release a
captured American airman until all
U.S. forces leave Lebanon.
"We are in contact with the Syrian
government and I don't have anything.,

tains. All stations said no fire was
directed at the Tomcats.
In Tripoli, PLO loyalists were repor-
ted ready to evacuate the Lebanese
port city in several days.
A senior aide to Yasser Arafat said
the PLO chief will soon abandon Tripoli
and go to Tunis. Arafat and his men
have been trapped in northern Lebanon

his position toward Israel.
Greek ships were expected in Tripoli
"within a few days" to evacuate Arafat
and about 4,000 of his fighters to Tunisia
and North Yemen, Khalil Wazir,
Arafat's top military aide told The
Associated Press.

momm"MOMMONNOMMMMOMM

fuse to release airman

.. to tell you about it," said Alan Rom-
berg, the State Department's deputy
spokesman.
U.S. Navy Lt. Robert. Goodman was
captured by Syrian troops Sunday when
he parachuted from his plane after it
was hit by a Syrian ground-to-air
missile over central Lebanon.

Goodman's Navy aircraft was taking
part in a retaliatory strike on Syrian
ground positions in Lebanon when it wa
hit. Two U.S. planes were downed in the
raid conducted in retaliation for Syrian
ground fire at unarmed U.S. recon-
naissance aircraft.

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