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MIAMI (AP) - An Air Force helicopter
trying to intercept a shipment of drugs
crashed in a rainstorm in the Atlantic
Ocean near the Bahamas, and officials
said yesterday four men were rescured
and five were missing. .
The helicopter, which crashed Mon-
day night, was carrying a U.S. drug en-
forcement special agent, four Air Force
personnel and four Bahamian police of-
ficers assigned to a special enfor-
cement program designed to interdict
shipments of marijuana and cocaine
headed for South Florida from Latin
DEA administrator Francis Mullen
said the Air Force helicopter had tried
unsuccessfully to intercept a DC-3 air-
craft that the DEA suspected was plan-
ning an "air drop" near the Bimini
Islands. He said he was raining heavily
at the time of the crash.
THE PROGRAM, known as
Operation Bahamas-Turks, was a joint
effort by DEA's Miami office, the
Bahamian government and the Air
Force, which obtained authority to join
in narcotics operations under
legislation passed since the Reagan
administration took office.
DEA spokesman Frank Chellino said
an extensive air and sea search for the
five missing men started shortly after
the helicopter crashed about 10 miles
north of Nassau.
Mullen identified the missing men as
DEA Special Agent Larry Carwell, 39,
of Houston; Air Force Capt. Dyke
Whitbeck, the pilot; Air Force Lt.
Thomas Hamby, the co-pilot; Air Force
Sgt. Edgardo Acha; and Constable Ar-
try Jones of the Bahamian police.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 11, 1984 - Page 3
Education board
to review new
school standards

Ice cubeAP Photo
Bob Baker of Grand Rapids skis through the icy waters of Pigeon Lake in Ottawa County about 30 miles west of Grand
Rapids, earlier this week. Baker and four friends from the West Michigan Water Association braved frigid waters and
20 degrees air temperatures for the annual mid-winter ritual.
Med. Students- return to Grenada

LANSING, Mich. (UPI)-A sweeping
plan for upgrading educational stan-
dards-seen as the most significant
document ever to be handled by the
State Board of Education-will come
before that panel today.
The key features of the plan are
lengthening the school year and school
day and establishing tougher
graduation requirements for high
revolutionary aspect is a threat that the
board will seek mandatory statewide
graduation requirements if local
districts do not adopt them voluntarily.
"Better Education for Michigan
Citizens: A Blueprint for Action-The
Michigan State Board of Education
Plan" is the product of months of study
by groups such as the Michigan Com-
mission on High Schools.
It would extend the current 180-day
school year by 20 days. The new year
would include 190 class days and 10 for
teacher preparation and ad-
ministrative matters. Only five days
could be cancelled due to bad weather.
IN ADDITION, junior highs, senior
highs and middle schools would be
required to provide six class hours per
The state would pick up the tab for
the extra schooling, which would be

phased in over a four-year period. No
price tag was available, but a less ex-
tensive plan was pegged earlier at
about $10 million.
The extension and the additional fun-
ding would require legislative ap-
"THE SCHOOL year has been eroded
and the school day has been eroded,"
State School Superintendent Phillip
Runkel said.
"Other nations have longer school
years," he said. "I think this could
make a difference." Reaction from
local school officials has been mixed.
"With the state funding, I think it's a
marvelous idea," said Mona Shores
Superintendent Gerald Keidel. But
Marquette School Superintendent
Richard Klahn said extending the year
"is like saying that 52 Sundays in Sun-
day school is good for a kid, so double it
and he'll be a more religious kid."
The board is considering recommen-
ding the following graduation
requirements: Four years of com-
munication skills, two years of math,
two years of science, two years of social
studies, one year of health and physical
education, one semester of computer
science 'and two years of foreign
language, fine arts, vocational
education or practical arts.

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) -
Medical students evacuated during the
U.S. invasion returned to classes
yesterday, swapping stories of war and
hunting for looted belongings.
One hundred beginning students
enrolled with the 148 evacuees at the
two Grenada campuses of the
American-run St. George's University
School of Medicine.
BUT 175 second-semester students
accepted an offer to remain at tem-
porary classrooms at Long Island
University in New York.
"They apparently have the hilarious
notion that they're safer in Brooklyn
than they are here," said Dr. Geoffrey
Bourne, vice chancellor of the
American-run medical school.
He added, however, that he found
their decision "quite understandable."
SECOND-semester students were on

the campus near the Point Salines air-
strip when the first American troops
landed at the strip in the Oct. 25 invasion
that ousted a short-lived radical
military regime.
Only 260 U.S. troops, supported by 440
members of the multinational Carib-
bean Peacekeeping Force, remain on
Grenada. There has been no contact
with "hostiles" since Nov. 21.
"It's real quiet," said Capt. William
Mastin of the 18th Airborne based in
Fort Bragg, N.C.
HE SAID THE army saw no need to
take special precautions for the studen-
Most students interviewed said they
felt more comfortable now that the pro-
Cuban leftist government has been
Most students lost clothing, books,
cameras, stereos and other items to

looters after the evacuation. Bourne
said some losses may be paid for by the
U.S. government.
BUT DAMAGE from direct "acts of
war"-such as 10 doors kicked in by the
U.S. troops - cannot be recovered,
Bourne said.
The government-run Spice Island
Radio appealed for voluntary return of
school goods. Leslie Wilbur, an ad-
ministrative assistant, said 10 vehicles
belonging to school and faculty had
been returned by Grenadians who ap-
parently took them with the expectation
that the Americans would never return.
Charles Modica, chancellor of the 7-
year-old school, said he was "pleasan-
tly surprised" by the number of studen-
ts who returned to Grenada.
"This is a new beginning for
Grenada, and we're proud to be part of
it," Modica said.

0 Highlight
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union is holding a "Pre-Renters Workshop" and
mass meeting for anyone interested in sorting through the confusion of ren-
ting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., in the Michigan Union's Pendleton Room.
Cinema II-Mean Streets; 71& 9,p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild - The Quiet Man; 7 p.m., True Grit, 9:20 p.m., Michigan
Ethnographic Film Series - Shadow Catcher: Edward S. Curtis and The
North American Indian, 7 p.m., MLB 2.
Laugh Track - Eric Tunney, 9 p.m., U-Club.
Chemistry - Organic thesis colloquium, Lee Ann Baron, "Cobalt & Cop-
per Promoted Amide Hydrolysis. Model Reactions for Carboxypeptidase
A," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.; special department sem. (analytical), Andrew
Ewing, "Analytical Applications of Micro-Voltametric Electrodes," 4 p.m.,
1200 Chem.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "Welcome to MTS," 7 p.m., 130
Chem. Eng. - Brice Carnahan, "Intro to Digigal Computing & MTS, I," 7
r p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Russian & East European Studies - Brown bag, William Rosenberg, "The
Comparative History of Labor Protest - Report on the Paris Colloquium,"
noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Latin American Solidarity Committee - Elizabeth Burger, member of
MICAH, 7:30 p.m., Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw.
Science Fiction Club - 8:15 p.m., League.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates -9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
New Jewish Agenda - Middle East Task Force potluck followed by
meeting, 7:30 p.m., call 665-5784 for info.
Museum of Art - Art Break, Jeannette Goldberg, 12:10 p.m.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Malicious Intent

Court tapes withheld

in Craft


From AP and UPI
JOPLIN, Mo.-The judge hearing
former TV anchorwoman Christine
Craft's fraud retrial refused yesterday
to allow the playing of a tape in which
members of a viewer panel were asked
by a researcher if they thought Craft
was "a mutt."
U.S. District Judge Joseph Stevens
Jr. denied a request by attorney Dennis
Egan to play the tape to jurors hearing
Craft's law suit against Metromedia
Inc., former owner of KMBC-TV in
Kansas City.
CRAFT, 39, contends KMBC-TV
management reneged on a promise that
her appearance would not be changed if
she accepted the co-anchor position.
Craft is seeking $3.5 million in
damages from Metromedia, claiming
the company lied to her about not em-

'raud trial
phasizing appearance during her inter-
views for the job.
She testified that soon after beginning
work in January 1981, her superiors
began criticizing her looks and subjec-
ted her to a strict clothing and makeup
regime. Craft resigned after she was
demoted to a reporter in 1981.
The trial is expected to go to the jury
Thursday or Friday. On the tape, Steve
Meacham, a former employee of
Audience Research and Development
of Dallas, asked members of a focus
group-a cross-section of viewers
brought together to discuss local
newscasters-their opinions of Kansas
City's news anchors in May 1981.
Among his remarks to the group were:
"Let's spend 30 seconds destroying
Christine Craft." "Is she a mutt? Let's
be honest about this." "Move her back
to California. If we all chip in, can we
buy her a ticket?"

AP Photo
Gone fishin'
Frank and John Siewiorek brave four inches of new snow during a fishing
expedition yesterday off the Edgewater Marina in Cleveland, Ohio. The
brothers cleared enough of the snow off the ice to bore half a dozen holes in
the ice. However, they admitted that fishing was not as good as in past years.
Ties to Vatican established

Kissinger Committee to
make aid recommendation

(Continued from Page 1)
mission's spending recommendations
had reached the White House before
last weekend and that they were "fac-
tored in" to the president's budget
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.),
chairman of the Senate Budget Com-
mittee, said he thinks the commission's
recommendations have "a very good
chance" of approval by Congress.
IN EFFECT, the commission will
recommend a continuation of the ad-
ministration's present economic and
security policies but at intensified
In addition to what is expected to be a
doubling, of economic aid, the com-
mission also will ask for sharp
in military aid for El Salvador. Ad-
ministration officials already have said

they intend to request a supplemental
appropriation in the $10 million to $140
million range. However, the request
may go beyond that range once the ad-
ministration has an opportunity to
examine the commission's report, of-
ficials said.
Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) said
the commission offered "a blueprint for
continued warfare." However, he en-
dorsed the panel's recommendation
that further aid be conditioned on im-
provement in human rights.

(Continued from Page 1)
The United States is the only major
power among the 107 nations that
recognize the Holy See. There are no
representatives from China and the
Soviet Union, the world's largest com-
munist nations.
The new arrangement also will give
the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican

more access to information from senior
diplomats who make up the am-
bassadorial corps to the tiny city-state.
The Vatican uses its diplomatic of-
fices, among other things; to smooth the
way for international aid during
disasters and to try to head off armed
international conflicts.


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