Vol. XCV No.59 AnnArbor, Michigan- Tuesday, November 13, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
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Winging It Associated Press
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - A
free-flying astronaut captured the
wayward satellite, Palapa in history's
first space salvage mission yesterday,
then he and a fellow spacewalker
wrestled it aboard Discovery by brute
force after a failed brace prevented use
of the shuttle's robot arm.
Discovery had been chasing Palapa
since it was launched last Thursday.
The shuttle caught up with the errant
satellite after a 1.6 million-mile chase
that involved 44 rocket firings of
Discovery steering jets. Rendezvous
came on the 64th orbit of the space shut-
'ALL RIGHT: We got it. We got it,"
called Dale Gardner after he said Joe
Allen maneuvered the Palapa B2
satellite into place in the shuttle's cargo
bay and slammed home three locking
Allen had held the satellite by himself
for more than 90 minutes as Gardner
attached a locking frame on the can-
shaped craft. The work required Gar-
dner to tighten nine bolts and Allen was
forced to rotate the craft by hand at
"I can hold it wherever you want it,
Dale," said Allen, grasping a rim at one
end of the craft while Gardner worked
at the other end to attach the locking
ALLEN WAS heard to gasp
repeatedly as the 5-foot-6 astronaut
strained against the inertia of the 21-by-
7-foot cyclindrical satellite, which
weighs 1,200 pounds in Earth's gravity.
He held the satellite while Discovery
made one complete orbit of the Earth
Several times Allen was cautioned by
commander Rick Hauk and pilot David
Walker, watching from inside
Discovery's cockpit, to keep the
satellite from banging into the side of
the shuttle. And each time Allen was
able to move the satellite slightly.
Gardner was to attach a metal
bracket to the end of the satellite to
provide a second handle for the robot
arm. But after struggling for almost
half an hour, he announced, "Houston,
we've got a problem here."~
HE SAID A black frame structure
was blocking his installation of the
bracket. Gardner said they would have
See SHUTTLE, Page 3
This single engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing yester-
day morning at the intersection of I-75 and I-696 in Hazel Park, Mich. after
developing carburetor icing problems shortly after taking off. The pilot,
Charles Hess, 31, was not injured, but had trouble getting the plane off the
Nicaragua declares military alert
From AP and UPI
MANAGUA, Nicaragua-Nicaragua delared a
national alert yesterday against a feared U.S. in-
vasion, ordering all members of the army, reserves
and militia to mobilize and deploying tanks and ar-
mored vehicles throughout the capital.
In a communique read over nationwide radio at
5:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m. EST, the Defense Ministry an-
nounced the state of alert ordering troops to be ready
to move anywhere at any time.
"A STATE OF alert has been ordered in all the
national territory for all permanent combat units on
land, sea and air, reserve units and the Sandinista
militias," the Nicaraguan communique said.
It also announced the deployment of armored and
mechanized units of land forces based in the capital
and said reserve troops and militia in the Managua
area would receive combat assignments.
The communique urged citizens to report to civil
defense brigades and take part in defense operations
organized by the fire department, the Red Cross and
the health, construction and other ministries.
IN ADDITION, the civil defense high command
cited the "seriousness of the threats of military
aggression that Nicaragua is experiencing" and
issued an urgent call for all citizens to be prepared
for an attack.
Although the communique did not mention the
United States by name, Nicaraguan officials over the
past two weeks have insisted that a U.S. invasion is
The crisis orginally exploded last Tuesday, when
Washington reported that a Soviet freighter that
could be carrying MiG 21 jets had docked in
THE REAGAN administration repeated warnings
it has made since 1981 that it would not tolerate
delivery of advanced combat jets to the leftist gover-
nment in Managua. The Soviet freighter's cargo still
has not been verified.
For four consecutive days-twice on Sunday-what
the Nicaraguans identified as a U.S. spy plane broke
the sound barrier over Managua and other major
cities. No planes were spotted yesterday.
U.S. State Department spokesman John Hughes,
accompanying Secretary of State George P. Shultz to
a meeting of the Organization of American States in
Brasilia, Brazil, said the talk of an invasion was "ab-
SHULTZ SAID: "As far as invasion fears are con-
cerned they are a self-inflicted wound on the part of
Nicaragua." He said such talk was "based on
nothing, and I don't know why they are doing this."
The United States will "work in every way" to
counter a buildup of Soviet arms in Nicaragua,
Secretary of State Shultz added.
Yesterday, Associated Press reporters and
photographers saw at least 20 Soviet-made T-55
tanks, 15 of them patrolling in a northern industrial
sector and others near the country's only oil refinery,
west of Managua, and on roads southeast to the city
of Masaya and to the southwest.
"AS A UNITED people, we are ready for combat to
defeat the invading enemy," said one soldier at the
helm of a T-55.
See NICARAGUA, Page 3
LSA candidates gear
up for tod(
By THOMAS HRACH
After a slow start in the LSA elec-
tions, the candidates are putting the
campaign into high gear for today and
tomorrow's voting. Presidential can-
didates Mich6lle Tear and Greg
DeGraff plan to spend the election
days talking to people and en-
couraging a large voter turnout.
According to current LSA-SG
president Eric Berman, last year's
election drew 2300 students to the
voting tables which roughly tran-
slated to 15 percent of the eligible
voters. Despite the early lack of
publicity for this year's elections,
Berman hopes to see close to 3000
students cast ballots for the president,
vice-president, and 15 representative
DEGRAFF, who leads the !SPOCK
(Students Proud of Campus
Knowledge) party, wouldn't make
See LSA-SG, Page 3
Mother Nature leaves area
under a blanket of snow
By ARONA PEARLSTEIN
Signaling what could be the beginning of a long, hard win-
ter, Mother Nature turned the campus into a slippery won-
derland Sunday morning, depositing three inches of snow on
southern Michigan and forcing area residents to don their
cold weather gear.
Though the snowfall was light, a few minor problems arose
because of the early dose of winter. According to Walt
Stevens, the University's director of public safety, "we did
not have any injuries. (There were) a few brief power
outages on Central and North Campuses .. . but electricians
were called in to handle the problem. This snowfall is a little
"OUR BIGGEST problem is slippery roads around the
hospital area. We've come to expect more snow as the season
For most students, the snowfall meant gingerly picking
their way on ice-covered sidewalks. "Sidewalks are always a
1 problem," said Edwar Salowitz, housing program director
for residence operations. "(We) always have to rush to salt-
them down. The snow (Sunday) packed down . .. which made
Campus roads were cleared with little difficulty, said Max
Smith of Parking Operations. "We try to anticipate each
snowfall . . . this time the weathermen were right. For-
tunately, everything went pretty smoothly. We usually have
equipment problems at the beginning of the year. The last
few years have gone smoothly for (snow clearance)."
HOW DID most students respond to the plunge in tem-
peratures? The remains of two snowmen in the Law Quad, as
well as two others behind East Quad are testament to the
belief that college students do indeed regress back to
childhood fun. A few stubborn souls refused to accept win-
ter's apparent arrival and could be seen tossing frisbees back
and forth on the Diag yesterday evening.
Area clothing and shoe stores have been doing brisk
business in coats, scarves, hats, and other winter ac-
cessories. Chris Curtis of Fiegel's Men's and Boys' Wear
said, "(We) have sold a lot of scarves and rag hats. Men buy
a lot of the dress hats. (People) like fashion over warmth."
Julie Levinson, of Bivouac, said earmuffs were selling fast,
along with hats, mittens, and coats. "A lot of (people) are
more interested in warmth than fashion," she said.
The interest in warmth is certainly strong now that it's
snowing, according to Michael Harrer, manager of Mike's
Stadium Boot Shop. "We've gone through a lot of boots. The
first snow has packed the store with people."
See SNOW, Page 3
Daily Photo by KAREN ROMFH
Bicycles lined up next to South Quad show the frosty effects of last Saturday's surprise snowstorm.
out of Ann Arbor. Last year the title went to the generous
bleeders of Ann Arbor, who contributed 6,826 pints to OSU's
6,175. The Red Cross will be in the Michigan Union
Ballroom all week from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. accepting
not big company outlets," said Decsy, 59. He has tried the
Dallas Burger in Varmland, Sweden. He's eaten the
Waikiki Burger-not in Hawaii, but in Albuquerque, N.M.
He's tasted the Brontosaurus Burger in Dinosaur, Colo. The
best, he says, was probably in California, where extra top-
pings were piled high. And the unquestionable worst was in
Budapest, Hungary, where one restaurant segregated the
sandwich to a serving area called "East Berlin." But while
the hamburger is something of an American institution, it
was Decsy's native European city that originally provided
inspiration for his two-decade odyssey in beef. He hails
from Hamburg, Germany.
Rev. Gerald Mann and Pryor appear on a golf course.
"Rev. Dr. Mann, if you sink that putt, I'll join your church,"
Pryor tells his partner. Riverbend's founding pastor then
knocks the orange ball on a seemingly miles-long path
before it plunks into the hole. Pryor rolls his eyes heaven-
ward. The scene shifts to Mann, robed and standing in front
of a stained glass window. With a smile he says, "At River-
bend, we take 'em any way we can get 'em." Seated in the
front pew is a penitent-looking Pryor. Pryor says he's been
a Riverbend member for about a month. "I did it for truth