The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 5, 1985 - Page 3
Students evacuate MLB
after prank bomb threat
By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
An apparently false bomb threat
left hundreds of students standing in
the cold and delayed 10 a.m. classes
for 20 minutes at the Modern
Languages Building yesterday.
University safety director Leo
Heatley said the threat came at 9:58
a.m. from an unidentified caller who
said the bomb would explode at 10:20
a.m. Heatley said no evacuation was
ordered, but occupants were told that
there might be a bomb in the building
and many stayed outside.
"We get a lot of bomb threats and it
would be impractical to evacuate
every time we got a threat. It would
increase the number of episodes,"
HE CALLED the episode a prank
but said there will be an investigation.
Some students embraced the bomb
threat as an excuse to go back to bed,
but many waited in the cold until the
10:20 a.m. deadline passed.
Students speculated that the threat
was a prank played by a student who
did not want to go to class.
"I think someone must have had a
exam that they wanted to get out of,"
said Rick Levenberg, an LSA senior.
Frank Geiger, an LSA sophomore,
added, "I think that somebody's
frustrated with finals coming up and
they wanted to disrupt the whole
process of review sessions. They
probably don't want other people to go
A few professors chose to remain in
the building because they suspected #
"There's nobody in there but a few
brave professors who decided to die in
their chairs," said Mark Yaffe, a
Russian teaching assistant.
Prof. Irwin Titunic, who remained
in the MLB while others fled, said "it
seemed like old hat and I had impori
tant things to do and a hot cup of cof-
fee." He added that he was able to
concentrate well in the quiet building
but "had an ear out in case of an ex-
Mandela may receive honorary degree
A crew member sits atop the ice-frosted Italian ship, Santa Elisabetta, as it locks through at Sault Ste. Marie,
Mich. following a day-long shutdown backlogging 20 ships.
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graduation ceremony have been
chosen already and will be announced
MANDELA has been imprisoned
for 21 years for his role in organizing
resistance to the racist policies of the
South African government in the 1950s
and '60s. He served as president of the
African National Congress Youth
League and, was the principal deputy
to African National Congress
president Albert Luthuli.
Despite the political activists im-
prisonment, Holt said, "Nelson Man-
dela remains the leading symbol of
opposition to the racist government in
In his letter, Holt suggested that
Mandela's daughter Zinzi be invited
to accept the award.
Letters of support for the
nomination were sent by two
Democratic representatives to the
U.S. Congress from Michigan,
Howard Wolpe, who chairs the House
Subcommittee on Africa, and George
David Chertok, owner of the world's largest collection of jazz films, will
appear tonight at the MLB. Chertok lectures and shows jazz films full
time, traveling through the United States and Europe. His presentation
tonight will include concert footage of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker,
Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and others. The show begins at 8 p.m. in
Auditorium 4 of the MLB.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - Atlantic City, 7 & 9 p.m., Natural Science
Cinema Guild - It's a Wonderful Life, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell
Hill Street Cinema - Bringing Up Baby, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Ann Arbor Dance Works - "Small Monsters and Other Dances," 8
p.m., Studio A Theater, Dance Bldg.
Major Events - Roger McGuinn, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Ark.
Music at Midday - Amy Chevrin, violin, 12:15 p.m., Pendleton room,
School of Music - Jazz Band, Louis Smith, conductor, 8 p.m.,
Rackham; Recital, saxophone, Kathryn Copeland, 8 p.m., Recital Hall;
Musical Theatre Workshop, 8 p.m., Vocal Arts Theatre.
School of Music Ensemble Theatre Company - A Doll House, Philip
Kerr, director, 8 p.m., Trueblood Theatre.
Museums - Karl Hutterer, "Ethnography and Archaeology in
Southern China: A Traveler's Impressions," noon, room 2009, Museums
Biology - H. Robert Horvitz, "Genes That Control Cell Lineage During
Development of the Nematode C. Elegans," 4 p.m., room M5084
Med. Sci. II.
CRSO - Brown bag lecture, Mark Chesler, noon, room 4051, LSA Bldg.
Chemistry - Marc Taylor, "The Effects of Active Site Mutants on Bin-
ding and Catalysis by Tyrosyl-tRNAtyr Synthetase," 4 p.m., room 3554,
Chemistry - David Cleary, "ESR and IR Spectroscopy of Layered
Materials and Their Intercalated Products," 4 p.m., room 1200,
Engineering - R. Hocken, "Implementation of FMS and the In-
tegration of Inspection in the System," 3:30 p.m., room 165, Chrysler Cen-
English - Shane Gasbarra, "Both Literary and a History," 8 p.m., W.
Conf. room, Rackham.
Finance Club - J. Nelson, "Careers at Bank of Boston," 4 p.m.,
Japanese Studies - Brown bag lunch, information on internships and
scholarships, noon, Commons room, Lane Hall.
Japanese Studies - Brown bag lecture, Nancy Hennigar, "State of
Michigan Business Efforts in Japan," noon, Commons room, Lane Hall.
Linguistics - Ken Watkin, noon, room 3050, Frieze Bldg.
Michigan Business Women - Terry White, "Stress Management," 4
p.m., Michigan room.
Ad Hoc Committee on Classified Research - 8 p.m., Henderson room,
Archery Club - 7p.m., Coliseum.
College Democrats - 7 p.m., Anderson rooms, Union.
University Activities Center - Starbound, talent search, 7:30 p.m.,
Kuenzel room, Union.
University Alcoholics Anonymous - noon, room 3200, Union.
University Council - 4 p.m., room 3909, Union.
Arts and Programming - Art print sale, 9 a.m., Mall, Union.
Eclipse Jazz - David Chertok's Collection of Jazz Films, 8 p.m., Aud.
Germanic Languages and Literature - Austria Day, 9:30 a.m.,
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