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Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 10, 1985
Plane lands safely
after engine trouble

Two MSA officers
resign positions

LONDON (AP) - A Boeing 747 jet
en route from London to Copenhagen
made an emergency landing yester-
day shortly after takeoff from
Heathrow Airport when one of its
four engines failed.
The TWA jumbo jet had flown to,
London from Boston with 309
passengers aboard and was con
tinuing on to the Danish capital with
94 passenger when the outer left
engine failed, airline and airport of-
ficials said.
THE PILOT, Capt. Donald K. Stitt,
said one of the turbines in the Pratt
and Whitney JT9D engine failed.
Fire engines and ambulances lined
the runway at Heathrow as flight
TW754 made a safe landing, a TWA
spokesman said. Emergency vehicles
followed the jet as -it taxied normally
to the terminal.
~ The captain said he heard "a loud
bang" soon after takeoff and shut
,down the engine.
"I DID ONE circuit of the airport
and came straight back in," Stitt told
reporters. "There were no problems.
Jt was all routine. In five years, I've

had this happen once before."
Stitt said the faulty engine would be
ON AUG. 22, a Pratt and Whitney
JTBD-15 enigne on a British Airtours
Boeing 737 exploded as the- plane
raced down a runway at Manchester
Airport in northern England,
engulfing the rear of the plane in
flames and killing 55 of the 137
British aviation authorities have
ordered checks on all JT8D engines,
which power most 737s, and are the
most widely used engines in commer-
cial aviation.
British Airways said yesterday that
in another incident, passengers on one
of its Boeing 737 jets were switched to
another aircraft after the pilot ex-
pressed concern about the idling
speed of one of the engines.
The British Airtours charter jet had
been scheduled to fly from the nor-
thwestern England city of Man-
chester to Pisa, Italy, on Saturday af-
ternoon, said a spokesman for British

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wouldn't be fair to my hall or to MSA,
and I probably would have cracked
under the pressure."
ACCORDING to Eric Schnauffer,
MSA's vice president for personnel,
Feusse 's responsibilities included
president of the board of directors of
Student Legal Services, overseer of 10
MSA committees, and supervisor of
the day-to-day MSA office functions.
Josephson said he understood his
vice president's decision to leave her
post. Since he isn't sure how MSA has
replaced executive officers in the
past, however, he has appointed MSA
parlementarian Rick Frenkel to study
the assembly's constitution and other
Josephson added, however, that he
would like to leave the ultimate
decision up to the entire assembly. He
said he will actively seek a qualified
minority or woman to replace Feusse.

IN THE meantime, Schnauffer will
assume her responsibilities on the
board of Student Legal Services, an
Cheryl Bullard, MSA's administrative
assistant, will run the MSA office. A
replacement for Feusse's spot as
chairperson of the assembly's
steering committee has not yet been
found, Josephson said.
Steve Kaplan, last Oar's vice
president of MSA, said it "just won't
be possible" for remaining assembly
members to take on Feusse's duties in
addition to their own.
Calling his successor's resignatieo
a "deep blow to MSA," Kaplan said
Feusse "didn't realistically put aside
enough time for msa." "
"It's a very time-consuming job and
it's funrealistic of her to put in ,2
hours and be an RF," he said, adding
that he was "literally in the office
during most of the day and often for
meetings at night."

Spanish guerilkas dtonate
car bomb, wounding 18



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MADRID (UPI) - Basque
guerrillas detonated a bomb packed
with screws, nails and bolts yesterday
as a van carrying paramilitary guar-
ds passed near the Soviet Embassy.
Seventeen people were injured, in-
cluding an American jogging in the
The bomb went off before dawn in-
side a Peugeot sedan parked beside
the van, carrying paramilitary Civil
Guards who had been relieved from
overnight duty at the Soviet mssion
and were changing shifts at em-
bassies near the Republica Argentine
AS THE van stopped in the square,
the bomb - packed with screws, nails
and bolts - was detonated by remote

control by Basque guerrillas waiting
nearby, police said.
The assailants then opened fire at
the guards before fleeing in a tai
stolen earlier in the day. The ca4
driver, his hands tied, was found later
in the day in the trunk. Police said
they recovered 30 9mm shells, the
type of ammunition normally used by
the Basque separatist group ETA,
near the van.
Ken Brown, 40, an American
engineer at Johnson & Johnson
headquarters in New Brunswick;
N.J., was jogging in the area when the
explosion occurred and was seriously
injured along with 15 paramilitary
guards and one other civilian.

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Associated Press
Chris Snyder stands beside one of ten welded sculptures he's made out of
parts of cars from a junk yard he runs with his brothers. This one
represents a prehistoric pterodactyl with a 12-foot wing.


First witness
testifies in
Belushi trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first
witness in the John Belushi murder
case said yesterday that she saw
defendant Cathy Evelyn Smith inject
the comedian two or three times with
a cocaine-heroin mixture four days
before his death.
Leslie Marks-Moritz also testified
that Belushi appeared ill the day
before he died, and woke up coughing
after sleeping at her house that night,
BELUSHI, star of "Saturday Night
Live," "Animal House" -and "Tle
Blues Brothers," died at age 33 of all
overdose of such "speedball" mid-
tures on March 5, 1982, at a Sunset
Strip bungalow.
Miss Smith, 37, a former backup
singer for such singers and
songwriters as Gordon Lightfoot and
Hoyt Axton, is charged with second:
degree murder and 13 counts of fur-
nishing and administering drugs to
Mrs. Moritz took the stand yester-
day as the lead-off witness at a
preliminary hearing to decide
whether Miss Smith should stand
trial. Prosecutors say the hearig
could last about two weeks.
MRS. MORITZ told of seeing the
defendant take money from Belushi to
buy heroin. Later on March 1, 1982,
Miss Smith administered injections t
the comedian, Mrs. Moritz said.
Mrs. Moritz also received injections
of cocaine from Miss Smith, as did
two other people, Mrs. Moritz
She said that Miss Smith injected
her with cocaine and warned her: '51f
she didn't do it right she could kill
MRS. MORITZ'S statements cony
cerning the lethal nature of the dru
injections was the first indication tha,
the prosecution would try to show
Miss Smith knew she could be giving
fatal doses to Belushi.j
Miss Smith's attorney, Howar4
Weitzman, asked Mrs. MoriQ
whether she had ever attributed the
statement to Miss Smith before, and
she said she had told prosecutorp
about it but didn't mention it at grand
jury hearings because. "it didn'tco .
"Was there some discussion abo
shooting heroin and cocaine
together?" asked Deputy District AC
torney Michael Montagna.
"YES," said Mrs. Moritz, whb
recalled that Miss Smith then
prepared a syringe.
"John took off his belt and put i
around his arm, and Cathy injected
him in the crook of his arm," she said*
Outside court, Weitzman said Mrs:


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