The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 13, 1985 -Page 3
up for Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) - Two airlines
ined three competitors yesterday in
a Thanksgiving fare war, and the
carriers reported a surge of queries
and bookings for the steep discounts
intended to fill empty holiday flights.
"It's been very heavy. There are
some markets selling out rapidly,"
laid Linda Johnson, spokeswoman for
American Airlines. She said Florida
routes were practically booked for the
60-hour period covered by American's
United Airlines spokesman Chuck
Novak said the number of phone calls
to its reservation centers was up 50
"The volume of calls has increased
drastically, I'd say by 15, 20 percent,"
said Jim Ewing, a spokesman for
Delta Air Lines. "We've got to put
supervisors on the phones."
American was the first to offer the
sharply reduced fares Monday.
United and Delta quickly followed
with their own plans, and Northwest
Airlines and Eastern Airlines an-
nounced their sales 24 hours later.
American and Eastern offered
discounts of up to 85 percent on round-
trips in the 48 continental states from
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, through
noon Nov. 30, when passenger traffic
traditionally is light. Thanksgiving
eve and the following Sunday have
been heavily booked for months.
United matched American's offer
on all routes on which they compete.
United, American, and Eastern
require round-trip bookings with
payment within three days of making
reservations. The sale deadline is
Nov. 26 and tickets are nonrefun-
Delta cut fares to 100 U.S. cities by
70 percent but offered the discounts on
round-trips through midnight Nov. 30.
In addition, it is offering the discounts
for the three days after Christmas.
By AMY MINDELL
The Michigan Student Assembly
reinforced its opposition to charges
levied against protesters at CIA
recruitment meetings last month by
calling for the administration to drop
The assembly based last night's
decision on testimony by protesters
and witnesses, who said that the
demonstrations were peaceful,
legitimate and democratic.
"The University said it supports
and defends all students' rights -
protesters and non-protesters. That is
why we have to call them on this,"
said MSA member Kathy Savoie, a
Rackham graduate student.
The resolution "deplores the
repression unleashed by the Univer-
sity administrators" by calling the
police, reading the trespass act,
blocking the entrance to the Career
Planning and Placement Center, and
refusing to answer questions about
the incident, according to MSA mem-
ber Daniel Melendez, who introduced
"Shapiro has to realize that he
works for me, and not me for him, and
I am getting a little pissed off that he
won't give us the information we ask
for," said Steve Heyman, a represen-
tative from LSA.
Twenty-six demonstrators were
arrested last month at CIA protests in
the Student Activities Building.
Author Tom Wolfe will speak tonight at 8 p.m. in the Rackham Lecture
Hall. Wolfe has written a number of books, including The Right Stuff, a
national best seller in 1979, which won the American Book Award for
general nonfiction. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Cinema Two - Jakob Von Gunten, 7:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Mediatrics - For Your Eyes Only, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m., Natural Science
Michigan Theater Foundation - The World According to Garp, 7 p.m.;
Hotel New Hampshire, 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Arts Foundation of Michigan - "Inside Westside," 7 p.m., Fisher
Music - Recital, piano department, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Music at Mid Day - Sharon Kleinhuizen and Woodwind Quintet, 12:15
p.m., Pendleton Rm., Union.
UAC - Laughtrack, stand up comedy, 10 p.m., 'U' Club.
University Music Society - Vienna Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Hill
Biology - David McClay, "Cell Recognition: Changes in the Sea Ur-
chin During Gastrulation," noon, 5732 Medical Science II, Jacob Weiner,
"Size Variability and Competition in Plant Populations," 4 p.m., Rm. 2,
Chemistry - John Barker, "Analytical Methods Applied in Laser
Photochemistry Experiments," 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry Bldg., David
Allen, "Prediction and Measurement of Copolymer Microstructure," 4
p.m., 1200 Chemistry Bldg.
Committee for Women - Shirley Clarkson, "Effective Lobbying,"
noon-1:30p.n 2151Art & Architecture.
Communication - Jack Lessenberry, "Unreported Aspects of Reagan
at Bitburg," noon, Marsh Sem. Rm., Frieze.
Computing Center - Bob Blue, "Working with Magnetic Tapes," 7-9
p.m., 1013 NUBS.
Dentistry - Dennis Turner, "Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP); Ap-
plication as an Intracellular and Intercellular Tracer," 4 p.m., 1033
Epidemiology - Thomas Francis, Jr. Memorial Lecture, Reuel
Stallones, "The Epidemiology and Prevention of Disease," 3 p.m., Aud.,
International Appropriate Technology Assn. - Robert Grosse,
"Health-Care Systems in China," 7p.m., International Center.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens - Libby Hodges Oliver, "Colonial
Arrangements Throughout the Year," 7:30 p.m., Botanical Gardens Aud.
Physiology - Horace Davenport, "3 Scurvy Questions," 4 p.m., 7745
Medical Science II.
Psychiatry - Robert Rose, "Psychoendocrinology of Stress: What's
Clear and Murky in 1985," 10:30 a.m.-noon, Child Psych. Hosp. Aud.
Russian and Eastern European Studies - Brian Silver, "Political
Beliefs.of Soviet Citizens: Sources of Support for the Regime," noon,
Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Strategies Against Poverty - David Hollister, "Political Advocacy for
Social Change," 12:15 p.m., 4070 Frieze Bldg.
Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry - Zvi Gittleman, "Soviet Policy:
Domestic and International, and its Effect on Soviet Jewry," followed by
candlelight march, 7:30p.m., Hill St. Cinema.
William W. Cook Lecture on American Institutions - Making Gover-
nment Work Better, Alice Rivlin, "An Aggressively Moderate Platform,"
4 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
Dissertation Support Group - 1:30 - 3 p.m., 3100 Union.
Ensian Yearbook - 7 p.m., 420 Maynard St.
Undergraduate Political Science Assoc. - 7 p.m., 6th floor, Haven Hall.
International Center - Information meeting for London Summer
Comparative Health Care course, 3 p.m., International Center.
Michigan Gay Union - 9 p.m., 802 Monroe.
Recreational Sports - Cross-Country Ski Club, 7 p.m., 451 Mason Hall.
Science Fiction Club - Stilyagi Air Corps, 8:15 p.m., League
Student Counseling Services - Adult children of alcoholic parents,
Ark - Open mike night, hootenany, 8p.m., 637S. Main.
Canterbury House - Liberation Eucharist, 5 p.m., 218 N. Division St.
Career Planning and Placement - Pre-Business (MBA) Day, 11 a.m. -
3 p.m., 2nd fl., League.
Guild House Campus Ministry - Beans and rice dinner for charity, 6-
7:30 p.m., 802 Monroe.
Lord of Light Lutheran Church - worship, 7:30 p.m., 801S. Forest St.
Michigan Freshman Connection - CRISP Workshop for feshmen, 7-9
p.m., Blue Lounge, Stockwell.
Muslim Student Assn. - Islamic coffee hour, noon, Rm. 3, League.
Office of Admin. Sys. - Workshop, Introduction to Wang Glossary 1-5
Red Cross - U. of M. - OSU blood drive competition, 1-7 p.m., East
SODC - Workshop, Getting Your Committees to Work, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
Welker Rm., Union.
Daily Photo by DEAN RANDAZZO
Don' cry for me
LSA sophomore Jocelyn Check drums up support for the upcoming show
"Evita " yesterday on the Diag. Check is the publicity chairperson for
Finally, after 75 years,
comet wasn 't worth wait
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March or April), get into their cold
cars, drive 20 miles into the country to
get away from the light pollution of
Ann Arbor only to discover that it's
cloudy out. Then they will have to get
up the next morning, and the next,
and so on (until it is not cloudy)."
Loudon said that, although Halley's
is a fairly bright comet, comets just
as bright appear every couple of
years. This sentiment is shared by
Freeman Miller, professor emeritus
of astronomy. Explaining why so
much 'hype' is given to Halley's
Comet, Miller said that besides the
fact that it is a fairly bright comet,
and that it does things (". . . it erupt's
pieces of its tail . . ."), the most im-
portant thing is that it comes back
every 74-76 years, "so you can plan for
BUT MILLER added that "most of
us are playing it down, because it's
not going to be spectacular from the
point of view of the public."
Miller advocated against spending
money on any "so-called telescopes"
to see the comet, advising instead the
use of binoculars, which give a larger
field of view. Miller also stated that
"it's a good time to go South (March
or April), and if you do, (seeing the
comet) is an extra added benefit. But
I wouldn't recommend going down
South just to see the comet. . . I think
it would be quite disappointing."
Miller, will be heading to Chile, and
from March to May will be a serious
observer of the comet at the Cerro
Tololo Inter-American Observatory.
HALLEY'S COMET, Loudon said,
is like any other one, consisting of
both a head and a tail made of gas and
dust. At the center of the head is a
nucleus, the only solid part of the
comet. The nucleus is made up of
frozen water, frozen methane, frozen
ammonia, and rocky dust.
Comets have orbits which are very
elliptical, or cigar shaped. Our sun is
just inside the orbit of Halley's Comet.
It spends most of the time far from the
sun, but periodically comes in close -
in Halley's case, every 75 years.
It is close enough to the sun that the
frozen material is heated up and tur-
ned into gas. That gas, and the dust
that was trapped are released, for-
ming the head and tail.
ONE MISCONCEPTION about
comets is that they flash across the
sky; that would be a meteor. Comet
comes from the Latin phrase for
"hairy star," which is what a comet
looks like - a fuzzy star with a tail.
Although the comet's tail can be 50
million miles long, it is thinner than a
television's picture tube, said Loudon.
Halley's Comet was named for Sir
Edmund Halley, who discovered that
comets follow the laws of nature and
that the comet named for his reap-
pears in our sky every 75 years.
Although there is confusion over the
pronunciation of Halley's name,
Loudon said that it either would have
rhymed with valley or Molly, not
Thanks to Halley's predictability,
many nations are sending spacecrafts
to meet and photograph it. According
to Miller, the U.S. couldn't afford to
send one, but the European Space
Agency (the Western European ver-
sion of NASA) will send theirs the
closest to the comet, while the
Japanese are sending two crafts, as
well as the Russians in collaboration
with the French and Hungarians.
The Russian crafts, VEGA 1 and
VEGA 2 (VEGA's a Russian acronym
for Venus-Halley) contains equipment
produced by the International Science
Steering Committee. One member of
that committee is Tamas Gombosi, an
Associate Research Scientist at the
University of Michigan Space Physics
Gombosi participated in the design
of electronics and software for the
craft's television cameras and
rotating pointing platform. Gombosi,
who worked with defining
measurements and requirements,
pointed out that, "I participated in the
design, but I'm no engineer. I did not
do the design itself."
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