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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 8, 1986


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern
California should expect a major ear-
'thquake soon, say two local scientists
who suggest that the gravitational
pull of the sun and moon may have
helped trigger great quakes here in
the past.
Astronomer Steven Kilston and
geophysict Leon Knopoff say
Southern California has entered a
time when the pull of the sun and
moon is greatest on the San Andreas
Fault, and the most vulnerable time
.Appears to be November 1987.

"But we're not pred
thquake in Novembe
Knopoff emphasized.
They said 10 of the1
thquakes in the area in
decaded occured near s
set, when there is a str
of solar gravity. Also,n
in nearly 18,6-year i
coincide with the n
position of the moon.
While conceding the
conclusions on meag
data, they say tidal fo

I - ! i d"

maynit a
icting an ear- moon and sun may provide what
er of 1987," Kilston called the "last-straw push"
needed for jaring loose an ear-
13 major ear- thquake.
the past five "The big ones need everything they
unrise of sun- can get. To get them to go takes a lit-
rong influence tle more of a kick," Kilston said.
most occurred Their findings were published in a
ntervals that 1983 article in Nature, a British scien-
northernmost ce journal, and have generated
several studies since then testing the
y base their theory.
er historical Kilston, a systems engineer at
rces from the Hughes Aircraft Co. in El Segundo,

and Knopoff, who works at UCLA's
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary
Physics, have not won the full backing
of their colleagues.
"Knopoff is certainly an eminent
scienist," said Clarence Allen, an in-
ternational leader in seismology at
California Institute of Technology. "I
know of no one who think's he's all
Regardless of the lunar-solar
positioning, seismologists long have
said a major California earthquake is
likely within the next 30 to 50 years.

Jazz for Life helps children in poverty

The Jazz for Life project, designed
to aid poor children by raising money
through jazz events, kicked off its
campus activities yesterday as a
quintet of jazz musicians performed
:on the Diag. During the performance,
students collected contributions -to
help children in Washtenaw County.
Jazz for Life began 10 months ago
when Louis Johnson, a recent law
school graduate, and University law
student Bob Woodruff saw a need to
help the nation's poor children. One-
fourth of all children in the United
States live in poverty.

"JAZZ FOR Life is an organization
of people that love kids and love jazz.
and we're using that to help kids in the
Ann Arbor area," said group member
Jan Mueller, an LSA senior.
The group of approximately 50
students and non-students has already
raised about $8,000 from a benefit
dance held for Ann Arbor high school
students and a meal fast to be held
tomorrow in University residence
halls. It is also sponsoring a benefit
dance Thursday at the U Club
featuring The Urbations, DJ Tom
Simonian and the Jazz Quintet, and a
benefit concert by jazz trumpeter

Dizzy Gillespie at Hill Auditorium
Although all the group's events are
free, members encourage donations
to help the project provide nutritional,
medical, and educational services to
children living in poverty in
Washtenaw County.
Members are using the events on
campus as a model for a nationwide
effort to help poverty-stricken
children next year.
"WE'RE NOT in this for one shot,
we're in this for the long term," John-
son said. "This thing could be a hell of
a bonfire. It could go across the coun-

Jazz for Life is currently studying
the possibility of appearing in an an-
nual jazz festival in Kansas City, Mo.
this spring.
The group is also organizing
festivals to be held next spring in 30 to
35 major cities across the country.
Each festival would include a concert
by a major jazz artist, fundraising,
and benefits at nearby college cam-
But the success of those plans
depends on the outcome of the group's
upcoming events at the University,
members say.

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(Continued from Page 1)
THE University permit given to
FSACC to keep the shanty on the Diag
expired last Friday. But FSACC
members announced plans to main-
tain it indefinitely at last Friday's
rally against anti-apartheid and
racism, which capped two weeks of
FSACC action.
FSACC did not officially inform the
University of the plans and failed to
obtain another University permit.
Barbara Ransby, leader of the com-
mittee, defended the decision to leave
the shanty, saying that it retained its
educational value.
"It only interferes with people's
ability to ignore some very real
problems in the world," Ransby said.
University officials responsible for
overseeing Diag operations could not
be reached for comment last night on
whether the University plans to let the
shanty stay without another permit.
Administrators at the University of
California at Berkeley last week ap-
proved the destruction of a shan-
tytown constructed there, a move
which helped lead to a large protest at
which too people were arrested and 29
The attacks on the Diag shanty -
which included two attempts to burn it
down last weekend - follow similar
incidents at other campuses during a
recent wave of national and anti-apar-
theid action. In one incident at Dar-
tmouth College, staff members of the
Dartmouth Review, a conservative
student newspaper, destroyed a shan-
ty with bulldozers.
Ann Arbor City Council member
Larry Hunter (D-First Ward), who
helped rebuild the shanty, suggested
its destruction might be part of a
nationwide effort by right-wing
groups opposed to anti-apartheid ac-
"There was no good reason for them
to tear it down, other than
maliciousness and disregard for the
anti-apartheid struggle," Ransby
Despite the setback, the students
who rebuilt the shanty retained their
optimism, as they added to the shanty
a plaque dedicated to the memory of
the late Martin Luther King Jr.
"This shanty will not be dismantled
until apartheid is finally dismantled,"
they pledged.
Some of the students later showed
up at University President Harold
Shapiro's office to urge the University
to divest the $500,000 it still has in-
vested in companies that do businesss
with South Africa and to grant an
honorary degree to jailed South
African activist Nelson Mandella at
spring commencement ceremonies.
The Mandella degree is currently un-
der evaluation by the University's
Honorary Degree Committee.
Told that Shapiro was out of the of-
fice, the students complained to his

U.S. may strike against Libya
WASHINGTON-President Reagan was said yesterday to be studying
the possibility of a military strike against Libya as the United States
compiled evidence that the renegade Arab republic was involved in the
fatal bombing of a West Berlin disco.
Ambassador Richard Burt, the U.S. envoy to West Germany, said there
were "very clear indications that there was Libyan involvement" in the
nightclub bombing that killed an American Army sergeant and a Turkish
When asked whether he favored a military move against Khadafy
Burt said that Reagan was "studying this issue right now."
One U.S. diplomat in the divided city, speaking on condition he not be
identified, said: "The Libyan angle is being explored very vigorously.
Khadafy is an active suspect."
On his return from a California vacation Sunday, Reagan refused to
comment when reporters asked him whether he planned to strike at the
Libyan leader. He ignored questions yesterday as he left the White House
to watch the start of the Baltimore Orioles' season-opening baseball
game against the Cleveland Indians.
Autopsies show Americans
were alive during explosion
ATHENS, Greece-Autopsies showed yesterday three Americans were
alive when they were sucked through a hole in the fuselage of a bombed
TWA jetliner and hurled 15,000 feet to earth while the fourth victim died
in the blast.
In the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli, a woman suspect offered to
meet with Greek investigators to clear her name in the Wednesday bom-
bing of TWA Flight 840 en route to Athens from Rome.
"I understand the Greek authorities want ot me to go to Athens and
testify... I am not willing to meet anyone the Greek police sends to Tripolo
to clear my name of this whole thing," said May Elias Mansour, a
Lebanese anti-Israeli guerrilla described by Italian authorities as an ex-
plosives expert.
"I am prepared to meet investigators here to prove that I had nothing
to do with the bombing," she told reporters in Tripoli.
Mansour is considred by authorities in Greece to be a prime suspect in
the bombing. Authorities said she had been on the TWA plance from Cairo to
Athens, and that she sat in the seat where the explosive was hidden.
Strike drives up oil prices
Oil prices shot up by as much as $1 a barrel yesterday as a strike in
Norway's North Sea oil fields removed almost 1 million barrels a day
from the glutted world market and Vice President George Bush wound up
a visit to Saudi Arabia.
Analysts said the strike by kitchen workers on Norway's offshore oil
rigs that began Sunday would bolster prices-at least temporarily-by
shutting down about 900,000 barrels a day of North Sea oil production.
But observers were divided over whether the strike represented a
backdoor accommodation on the part of the Oslo government with OPEC,
which has driven down prices more than 50 percent since December by
flooding the market in a campaign targeted at forcing Britain and Nor-
way to curb their output.
In Dhahran, Bush ended his visit to Saudi Arabia, OPEC's principal
producer, by saying the United State would not dictate to the kingdom or
other countries "what the price of oil should be."
Terrorists suspected in.
German disco bombing
BERLIN-Police said yesterday they suspected foreign terrorists
carried out the disco bombing that killed two people and wounded nearly
200. Some reports said Arabs may have slipped in from East Germany to
plant the explosives.
Police said they had questioned 145 people and received more than 100
tips but lacked solid leads and had made no arrests.
One factor influencing investigators is the conflict between the United
States and Libya that resulted in a naval confrontation two weeks ago in
the Gulf of Sidra.
"Since the attack site (in West Berlin) was frequented by American
military personnel, it cannot be ruled out that the attackers came from
Arab terrorist circles," said Dieter Piete, head of the 100-member spec-
ial police commission investigating Saturday's bombing.
Piete would not comment further and said investigators still "have no
concrete clues."
Philippine's want additional aid
WASHINGTON-The Philippine finance minister said yesterday his
country needs an additional $100 million in U.S. economic aid, plus $580
million in loans, to avert a financial crisis that could undermine the new
government of Corazon Aquino.
"We are in an emergency situation," Jaime Ongpin said in a speech at
the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
He said the Aquino government will not have enough money to pat its
bills for the rest of the year unless it gets help. "We are in trouble, I can
tell you."
Congress is already considering $100 million for the Philippines in ad-
dition to $214 million previously approved, and is considered likely to ap-

propriate the larger amount.
But Ongpin said it is equally important for Washington to help persuade
the International Monetary Fund and commercial banks to make $580
million in previously approved funds available by the end of June. He also
said the United States should put pressure on Japan to give assistance.
He said that as a result of the policies of ousted President Ferdinand
Marcos, the Aquino government faces a budget deficit of nearly $500
million for the first half of the year and $1 billion for the entire year.
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