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Astronaut
to become
ofirst U.S.
woman in
dpen space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) -
Ignoring the landing uncertainty
crated by Hurricane Josephine
swirling far below them, the space
stikittle crew prepared yesterday for the
first spacewalk by an American
woman.
Kathryn Sullivan and David Leestma
planned to spend three and a half hours
spacewalking in Challenger's open
cargo bay starting at 11:33 a.m. today
to secure a loose antenna and prac-
ticing refueling satellites.
Sullivan and Leestma breathed pure
oxygen for three hours yesterday to
eliminate the risk of nitrogen bubbles
forming in their blood and later, with
the help of the crewmates, checked out
their bulky spacesuits in the crowded
airlock.
I sure hope things are more fun
tomorrow than this today," said
Sullivan, a 31-year-old geologist who
noted before launch that her build 5-
1 fobt-6 and 150 pounds made her well-
suited for the exertion of a spacewalk.
I am not your basic weak, frail
female and never have been. It's been
nice to find a place where qualifying for
the (Los Angeles) Rams' front four is
aw asset rather than a liability, she
joked in an interview.
ilight director Cleon Lacefield said
tlpe plan was to proceed toward ,a lan-
djpg Saturday at the cape. If the
Florida weather is bad, but predicted to
beacceptable Sunday, the ship will be
kppt in orbit an extra day.

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 11, 1984 - Page 5
Report alleges Soviet

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breach
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President
Reagan sent Congress a long-awaited
report yesterday that concludes the
Soviet Union has displayed "selective
disregard" for arms control agreemen-
ts over the past 25 years.
The report found that Soviet prac-
tices related to about half of the arms
control agreements during the period
"show material breaches - violations,
probably violations or circumventions
- of contractual obligations."
THE REPORT, prepared by the
bipartisan General Advisory Commit-

tee on Arms Control and Disarmament,
was requested by conservatives in
Congress who contend the Soviets have
violated existing arms treaties over the
years..
Reagan, in a letter that accompanied
a heavily censored unclassified version'
of the report, did not go so far as to
repeat his past allegations of Soviet
treaty violations and, in fact, even
placed distance between himself and
the report by noting the document had
not been reviewed by the ad-
ministration.

in

arms

control
"For its part," he said, "the ad-
ministration continues to be seriously
concerned about Soviet behavior with
regard to compliance with arms control
obligations and commitments.
"We are actively pursuing several
such issues in confidential discussions
with the Soviet Union and are seeking
explanations, clarifications and correc-
tive actions," Reagan said.
The report, a historical record
covering the years 1958 to 1983, alleg
the Soviets have breached or circumw
vented commitments in 17 nuclear and
non-nuclear areas.

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Viewers react to 'Burning Bed'
From AP and UPI
rated show. Dallas. earned only a 24.7 Nielsen ratins and a 41

Battered women who watched "The Burning Bed," the
televised story of a woman who killed her husband after en-
during years of beatings, responded with tears, with phone
calls to shelters, and with pained sympathy for the climate of
domestic violence.
"That whole program was very similar to my situaton,"
said a 29-year-old mother of two who has beenlhoused at the
Austin, Texas, Center for Battered Women for two weeks.
She declined to be identified for fear her husband would find
her. "I started shaking and crying and I got up and left. I
wish I hadn't watched it. It hit too close to home."
THE WOMAN was among about 25 women at the shelter
who watched Monday's broadcast. Nationally, the NBC
program earned a 36.2 Nielsen rating and a 52 percent share
of the people using their TV sets that night. Last week's top-

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One man who watched the movie in Milwaukee set his wife,
Prosecutors said yesterday they will wait to see if the
women, who was doused with gasoline and set afire, is going
to survive before they file charges against her estranged
husband.
IN COLUMBUS, Ohio, a woman who allegedly shot hers
live-in boyfriend told police she was influenced by the
television program. The boyfriend was in critical condition. .
Some local stations broadcast phone numbers for women's
shelters and hotlines for battered women at the end of the
program. At least one male viewer objected t the broadcast
,of the shelters' numbers, and other men prevented thejr
wives from watching the show.
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Associated Press
Emergency vehicle?
No, Marshall Franks, of Chouteau, OK is not getting out his sled because of
any inside information he has about the first snow. Actually, Franks is load-
ing the sleigh so that it can be restored on his ranch. A buggy he just restored
will be used to transport Vice President Bush in Dallas.

Shapiro
(Continued from Page 1)
Council 'would inform the prosecuting
attorney of companies which may be in
violation of the ban.
This system of enforcing a ban could
allow government agencies to decide
what should be studied at the univ2r-

opposes pr
sities, Shapiro told the audience.
In what he called an exaggerated
example, the president compared the
proposal to the movie Star Chamber, in
which a group of judges set up a mock
court in order to prosecute individuals
they failed to convict through proper

roposal
legal channels.
Shapiro also answered question
from students about the proposei
student code for non-academic conduct.
He reitereated his right to request
the regents to bypass the Michigapn
Student Assembly.

Health, makeup become issues

(Continued from Page 1)
In an interview with The' New York
Times on June 11, 1980, Reagan said:
"If I were president and had any
feelings at all that my capabilities had
been reduced before a second term
came, I would walk away. By the same
token, I would step down also."
The president's aides released results
of a battery of physical exams Reagan
Ainderwent last May, handing them out
response to the resurfacing of the
jsue of Reagan's age in the presiden-
'. til campaign. That issue arose in
recent days after what may
;democratic critics and also some
1'epublican supporters saw as a
lackluster performance by the
president in Sunday night's debate with
Water Mondale. President Reagan said
ybsterday, "I wasn't tired" during las-
:t Sunday's televised campaign debate,
'adding tht Mondale looked younger
because he work makeup. Retorted
1Vondale, "That's the same answer
1lichard Nixon gave" after his 1960
presidential debate.
"MR. PRESIDENT, the problem
isn't makeup on the face, it's the
rmakeup on those answers that gave you
problems," said Mondale.
Reagan, a former Hollywood actor,
said he never wore makeup even "when
I was in pictures."
In Pittsburgh, Mondale was asked
atbout Reagan's statement about
niakeup and the President's lighthear-
ted remark that he was willing to arm
wrestle Mondale to demonstrate his
11vigor.
"WELL, AS you know, the question is
not arm-wrestling," Mondale told
reporters. "We had a mind-wrestle the
other night on Sunday evening and as
he will find out in our next debate, the
question is not arm-wrestling, but the
need for arms control."
Mondale has not cracked President
Reagan's formidable edge as the
voters' choice, but public opinion polls
released Wednesday show voters'

opinions of the Democratic challenger
have improved dramatically since the
Sunday night debate.
The polls by ABC News, CBS News-
New York Times, and pollster Louis
Harris for Business Week magazine
said the perception that Mondale won
the debate strengthened substantially
Monday and Tuesday, with Mondale
now called the winner by a majority of
likely voters in all three surveys.
The CBS-Times poll showed a slight
gain in Mondale's support, with 36 per-
cent backing him compared to 58 per-
cent for Reagan. That's a 1 percent loss
for Reagan in the last week and a 5 per-

cent gain for Mondale.
The 515 voters surveyed said over-
whelmingly that Mondale won the
debate, 66 percent to 17 percent.
In the ABC survey of more than 1,000
voters conducted after the nationally
televised debate Sunday night, Mondale
was pronounced the clear victor by a 3-1
margin, the network said.
The crowd that greeted Mondale in
Pittsburgh, estimated at more than
15,000, was festive and a painted bed-
sheet said, "Gime 'Em Hell, Fritz."
The electricity generated by Mondale's
strong showing in the TV debate was in
the air.

Bush, Ferraro
prepare for debate

(Continued from Page 1)
papers with a dozen advisers. Bush
studied in his office, went jogging and
held a third mock debate with sparring
partner Lynn Martin, a GOP
congresswoman from Illinois.
While Bush is a solid favorite over
Ferraro in the polls, some Republicans
are worried about how he will perform
in a face-to-face meeting with the
Democratic vice presidential nominee.
Robert Beckel, campaign manager
for Mondale, said, "Bush is obviously a
much more experienced debater going
into it but she's shown herself under
pressure to do very well.
"I'M OPTIMISTIC about it," Beckel
added. "Because Mondale virtually
wiped out-Reagan, she's got more of a
burden on her shoulders than she had
before. But I've got a great deal of faith
in her."
Republicans are counting on Bush to
deny the Democrats a chance to claim
two straight victories.
"If it's two in a row and if Bush does
not really do well, then I think you can
worry a little bit more about them
(Mondale-Ferraro) getting on a roll
and a roll that really does start to pick
up some momentum for them," said a
GOP congressional strategist who
spoke only on condition of not being

identified.
IN THE VIEW of a debate expert,
Ferraro must not be too aggressive or
talk too fast if she hopes to win support
among politically moderate women and
men who harbor suspicions about the
feminist movement.
For Bush, the challenge is to con-
fidently reassure older Americans
about issues that Mondale exploited -
such as Social Security and Medicare -
and "walk a tight line" between being
too tough on a woman or, on the other
hand, being to easygoing and appearing
condescending, the expert said.
"He thinks this is an important event
in the campaign, one of many impor-
tant events in the overall campaign,"
spokeswoman Shirley Green said, ad-
ding Bush still believes the outcome
will not make much difference in the
voting for Reagan or for Mondale.
Polls show many voters remain un-
convinced Ferraro, a relative
newcomer to politics with six years
service in Congress, has the experience
to be president if something happened
to Mondale.
Bush's campaign plays up his ex-
perience as U.N. ambassador, liaison to
China, CIA director and two terms in
the House as making him well qualified
for the top spot.

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