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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 3, 1986

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Eight Pages

Vol. XCVI -No. 87

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

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NASA believes

booter
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. either bur
(AP)-NASA officials, increasingly "destruct1
confident they can identify the cause plosion, or
of Challenger's disaster and fly again intolerabl
soon, believe a rupture in the right result.
rocket booster may have triggered This the
the explosion that destroyed the shut- NASA's
tle and killed its crew. William G
NASA sources apparently feel so ficial spea
close to a solution to last Tuesday's yesterday
tragedy that they are talking about
flying again as early as June if the
testing and correction procedures are
completed. i
A flight that had been scheduled by
the shuttle Columbia for June 24 ap-
peared to be the earliest possible. h a
Search teams, fighting strong Atlantic
currents, continued to bring in
Challenger's spreading debris SPACE(
yesterday, including a 10,000 pound For the fir
rocket fragment. The search area solid roc
was extended to more than 40,000 risky to u:
square miles. they prove
"We're finding a lot of empty ocean shuttle pro
today," said Lt. Cmdr. James Sim- removed
pson, a Coast Guard spokesman. measure t]
The apparent rupture in the strong Now a fa
rocket 'casing-whether at a seam or considere
elsewhere-had the effect of pointing cause of t
a torch at the side of the Challenger's killed the
fuel tank. The theory is that the flame to a temp

ruiptured
nt through the tank or a looking for other causes for the ex
package," causing the ex- plosion.
raised the tank pressure to Photographs released by NAS)
e limits with the same show a tongue of flame apparentl
lashing upward from the exhaust c
eory remained just that. the right booster rocket into an are
acting administrator, that films of previous launche
raham, the only agency of- showed to be clear of fire or flam
aking on the record, said The flame appeared in the last l
that the agency still is See NASA, Page 3
lid rockets may
ye led to disaster

K-
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of
a
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CENTER, Houston (AP) -
st 20 years of the space age,
kets were considered too
se on manned flights. But
ed so successful early in the
gram that NASA confidently
all but four sensors to
heir performance.
ailure of the right booster is
d a major candidate for the
he Challenger explosion that
crew of seven and brought
orary halt America's man-

ned spaceflight program.
Suspicion focused on the right
booster after photographs clearly
showed that flame burst through the
side of the rocket casing. It was
speculated that the 6,000-degree heat
from the solid fuel could have im-
pinged like a blow-torch against
Challenger's fuel tank, which at liftoff
contained a half-million gallons of ex-
plosive fuel. It was this fuel tank that
exploded.
See SOLID, Page 3

Ohio earthquake tremors
shake southern Michigan

By MELISSA BIRKS
The waves of an earthquake rocked Ann Arbor and most
of southern Michigan Friday morning.
The epicenter of the earthquake, which measured 5.0
on the Richter scale, was located 30 miles northeast of
Cleveland, according to University Directory of
Seismology Henry Pollack. While the actual quake only
lasted approximately one second, its tremors were felt for
about 20 to 30 seconds as far east as Washington, D.C. and
as far west as Indiana.
IN MICHIGAN, the tremor was felt as far south as
Adrian, and as far north as Flint.
There were no reported incidents of major damage or
injuries in any of the affected areas, officials said.
While the majority of earthquakes occur on continental
plates, such as the San Adreas Fault in California, ear-
thquakes in this area of the country are "not so rare they
they're unheard of," Pollack said.

DOUG CHRISTENSEN, a teaching assistant in
Geological Sciences, speculates that the fault in Ohio is
covered with "glacial till," deposits from ancient ice
masses. This makes any mapping of the fault virtually
impossible. "It's more or less a mystery," he said.
The last earthquake to shake the University struck in
1980 and measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, and a 1943
quake measured only 4.3 on the scale. Both earthquakes'
epicenters were in Sharpsburg, Ky.
"We feel something every two to four years," Christen-
sen said.
STRESSING the fact that Ann Arbor is not the center of
the quake, Christensen added that the tremors were not
strong enough to cause any major damage.
"A lot of people feel that because it's here, this is where
the earthquake is," he explained. "We just feel the
waves."
See TREMORS, Page 3

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY

Badger drubbing
Nothing could stop the Wolverines on Saturday as they manhandled Wisconsin for a 91-64 conference victory.
Michigan's Steve Stoyko is shown here defending Wisconsin's Tom Molaski in second-half action. See story, Page 8.

*'U'Hospitals patient survives double transplant

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By KATIE HUTCHISON
A 30-year-old Michigan man was
listed in good condition Saturday
following a pancreas and kidney
double transplant at University
Hospitals.
The operation was the sixth pan-
creas and kidney double transplant at
the hospital since the Multi-Organ
Transplant Program was launched in
DOCTORS SAID the transplant
patient, who had suffered from

diabetes since age four, was ex-
periencing kidney failure, and the
operation treated both problems at
once. "The patient is no longer in need
of insulin injections to control the
diabetes or dialysis to supplement
kidney function," said Dr. Donald-
Dafoe, one of three doctors involved in
the operation.
At its outset, the Multi-Organ Tran-
splant Program included only cornea
and kidney transplants, but it has

grown since May 1984 to include
heart, pancreas, and liver transplants
as well.
"We expanded the program to en-
compass progress as technology
becomes available and as surgical
techniques and likelihood of improved
quality of life and treatment become
available," said Dave Friedo, the
Medical Center's Information Coor-
dinator.
THE MEDICAL CENTER curren-

tly completes 300 cornea transplants
and 67 kidney transplants a year,
averaging an 80 to 90 percent success
rate.
The center has performed 15 heart
transplants since May 1984, 13 of
which have been successful.
Most recently, the center has star-
ted to do liver transplants-the first
was done last August, and only four
have been done since then. The
program gives another chance to

patients who seemed to have no hope.
"IT'S SUCH A satisfying endeavor
to take someone on death's door and
watch them recover," said Dr.
Darrell Campbell. Campbell also
helped perform the pancreas and kid-
ney double transplant on Jan. 27.
Campbell attributed some of the
program's success to the Medical
Center's reserch facilities. "You
wouldn't be able to do any research
like that in a community hospital," he

said. "We've got this beautiful new
hospital with one designated room
with all the newest equipment and a
new intensive care unit."
But the program has not been
without its setbacks. On Jan. 24,
Sheila Barnhard, an 18-year-old from
Riga, Mich., died after receiving a
liver transplant on Jan. 3. And last
week, a 38-year-old woman died after
receiving a liver transplant in Oc-
tober.

Freezing temperatures and ice create accidents, busing delays

By MICHAEL LUSTIG
As if Friday's earthquake wasn't enough,
Mother Nature laid a cold, icy hand on Ann
Arbor Saturday. Temperatures hovered
around freezing and a steady mixture of rain
and snow glazed the University and much of
southern Michigan with a coat of ice.
Because of the ice, commuter buses bet-
ween North and Central Campus could not
descend a hill near Baits housing. As a
result buses ran late all day Saturday.
Motor travelling was treacherous and the
Washtenaw County Police dispatcher repor-
ted several accidents caused by the ice. A

receptionistat the University Hospital
emergency room said they were busy all
day with ice-related injuries, but declined to
elaborate.
Not everyone was put off by the ice. Some
were even mildly amused by the havoc it
wreaked. Dmitri Prybylki, an LSA junior,
said "It's treacherous; I saw four people fall
in one spot, which was amusing for me, but
not for them."
Donna Liu, an LSA junior, said, "It's fun
because I can slide on the sidewalk with my
boyfriend."

'It's treacherous; I saw four people fall in one
mot, which was amusing for me, but not for
t* *m.'
-Dmitri Prybylki
LSA junior

common for' students to have to wait an
hour for the taxi to arrive.
As the icy conditions remained in Ann
Arbor yesterday, students continued to take
it in stride. Some walked in the snow or in
the streets to avoid the sidewalks while
others took their chances and skated to their
destinations.
Although most students called the
weather ridiculous they also said that they
weren't surprised. "Ann Arbor weather is
screwy," was the common response.

The weather kept salt crews busy. Ann
Arbor vehicles were out salting major
streets while University crews concentrated
on sidewalks around campus.

To avoid the perils of walking, many
students called taxis. When asked how busy
he was, a Veterans Cab dispatcher could
only say, "I'm packed," but it was not un-

TODAY
Happy new year
T T ERE AT THE Daily we do our best to keep in

Echlin along with new Books Editor Rebecca Chung
and new Film Editor Seth Flicker will put the arts
pages together. Sports Editor Barb McQuade with the
help of associate sports editors Adam Martin, Phil
Nussel, Mark Borowsky, Rick Kaplan, and Dave
Aretha will keep the sports staff cracking.Although a
lot has changed a few old faces remain, like Weekend

had this desire to become a television evangelist...I
know it's not good. I know they're shysters...(but) I
have this desire to be on a pulpit and scream at people
about their sins. And what's really strange is I'm an
atheist." Other confessors include a poor soul who
admits he once turned a Ramones album off in the
middle. Not all messages have been confessions,

- INSIDE
BURNT: Michigan Hockey drops a pair to the
Illinois-Chicago Flames. See Page 7.
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