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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 16, 1986- Page 9

DeVarti asks for recount

Although he does not expect the results to change, Dave
DeVarti, the Democrat who lost in last week's city council
elections to fourth Ward Republican Gerald Jernigan, is
asking for a recount in three precincts.
"It's an outside chance of i in 10,000," DeVarti said. "It
is unlikely there was a mistake and I don't expect a
change."' "I called councilman Jernigan and as far as
I'm concerned he won," I'm just double-checking."
"What I'm doing is leaving no stone unturned," DeVarti
said. "We ran a good campaign. A lot of people worked
DeVARTI wants to recheck the Fourth Ward's seventh,
eighth, and tenth precincts because he saw a "slight
variance" in this year's vote from previous years.
In the precincts where Republicans won last year, they
won this year by less of a margin, DeVarti said. In the 12th
precinct, which is Republican, DeVarti lost by 273 votes in
1985 and this year lost by 209 votes. In another Republican

precinct, DeVarti lost by 372 votes last year and
decreased that margin this year by 79 votes.
In the precincts where Democrats won last year, this
year their winning margin also decreased, DeVarti said.
In the Democratic first precinct DeVart beat Republican
Larry Hahn by 156 votes last year, but that margin dec-
reased to 132 votes this year.
Two of the precincts where DeVarti is requesting a
recount, however, do not follow this trend. In the tenth
precinct DeVarti lost by 26 votes last year, but this year
lost by 31 votes. In the 7th precinct he lost by 138 votes in
1985 while this year he lost by 156 votes.
DeVarti will plead his case tomorrow to the Washtenaw
Board of Canvassers, who are expected to reach a
decision by 2:30 p.m.
Jernigan, who said he is not surprised by the move,
remained confident that he will remain in office.

Search still on for lost pilots

(Continued from Page 1)
were seriously injured in the attack.
They lay on their hospital beds
heavily bandaged and receiving blood
transfusions and oxygen.
According to Pentagon officials the
missing Air Force plane was assigned
to the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing at
the Royal Air Force Base at
Lakenheath, England.
THE AIR FORCE notified the
families of the two crewmen that they
*had been officially listed as missing.
the two were identified as Capt. Fer-
nando L. Ribas-Dominicci, 33, of
Puerto Rico, and Capt. Paul F.
Lorence, 31, of San Francisco.
The F-111Fs flew 6,400 miles from
their bases in Britain to Libya and
back late Monday - a seven-hour
flight in each direction. They were
forced to travel a circuitous route
because of France's refusal to permit
them to fly over French territory, the
lAdministration said.
- :Pentagon sources familiar with the
mission said the F-11Fs went in "low
and fast" to the attack with their
autopilots on and that a technical
malfunction could have caused the $30
million jet to crash.
In all, 33 jets participated directly
in the nighttime attack against five

assigned military targets - 18 F-
111Fs hitting three areas in Tripoli
and 15 Navy A-6 intruder light bom-
bers striking two targets in Benghazi,
about 400 miles to the east, the. Pen-
tagon said.
THE STUBBY twin-engine A-6s
were launched from one or both of the
aircraft carriers - the Coral Sea and
America - operating in the
Mediterranean north of Libya. Pen-
tagon officials said the carriers were
north of the Gulf of Sidra.
Aboard the USS America, a pilot
who took part in the strikes against
Libya suggested yesterday that some
of the damage inflicted on the Tripoli
area may have been from errant
missiles fired by the Libyans them-
The pilot said "all kinds of weapons
were fired at us," as the American
planes went over the beach and said
Air Force bombers "appeared to be
right on the targets."
Asked about damage to the French
Embassy, the pilot said, "It appeared
to me that if there was collateral
damage in Tripoli, it was done by
Libyans themselves firing missiles
straight up into the air which came
down to the city."
THE SOUND of anti-aircraft guns

was heard in Tripoli Monday night,
arousing fears of a second raid.
Libyan Radio reported a U.S. attack
was under way, but White House and
Pentagon officials denied any new at-
tack had been mounted.
The British Broadcasting Corp. said
Libyan gunners were reacting to a
false alarm that led authorities to
black out the city for several minutes.
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said the 2 a.m. air strike was
the first - but not necessarily the last
- installment of the "heavy price"
Khadafy must pay for his support of
The assault on suspected "terrorist-
related" targets in the Libyan capital
and the eastern port city of Benghazi
was intended "to send a clear
message that we will no longer
tolerate the deaths of Americans and
others," he said.
"We are confident this message was
heard and understood," Speakes said.
Domestic reaction was largely sup-
portive of Reagan's decision to attack
Libya. Speakes said calls to the White
House were running about 80 percent
in favor of the attack, and on Capitol
Hill lawmakers, with few exceptions,
backed the president's decision.

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY'
West Quad residents Harvey and Grose enjoy their electrical fireplace. Harvey built the fireplace last year.
Quaddies enjoy modern comforts

(Continued from Page 1)
We were getting 20 phone calls a
day from people who wanted to use
it," said his roommate, engineering
sophomore Bill Grose.
The two waited until five o'clock one
February morning to sneak the jacuz-
zi into their dorm room. Thanks to a
hinged panel in the deck which
covered the jacuzzi, Harvey and
Grose managed to keep it a secret for
three months. To satisfy inquisitive
visitors, Grose told them he lifted
weights on the deck.
The jaccuzzi gives the roommates
something to look forward to after a
long day. "I'll come in after a long jog
and pop in the hot tub," Grose said.
"It makes the day go faster."
HARVEY SAID he has had no
problems with the jacuzzi, except for
one time when he and Grose nearly
fainted because the water was too hot.
Now that their secret is out, Harvey
and Grose will have to fend off

residents eager to try the jacuzzi and
speculate on just how the two room-
mates have been using it.
"Nobody has known about it for the
last three months, so who knows what
those two have been doing with it for
so long," said Doug Gries, an
engineering freshman who stopped by
the lobby for a chance to soak in the
The three-person jacuzzi is made of
thin layers of fiberglass - three
layers for the walls of the jacuzzi, and
five layers for the floor. The surroun-
ding wooden deck takes most of the
strain off the fiberglass, Harvey said,
and reduces the chances of leakage.
Three water jets circulate the 110
degree tap water, which is then pum-
ped back into the sink to drain.
Harvey obtained his knack for
building things during his childhood.
He started by building tree forts in
grade school, and also constructed
three computers from scratch during
high school. He also picked up wiring

and woodworking skills while helping
his family run the marina.
Harvey says that building his
dream room reflects his ideal career.
He said he wants to own his own
business, designing products and
manufacturing them, and expressed
confidence in his ability to do just
that. "Nothing's impossible," he said.

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U.S. increases security at foreign posts

(Continued from Page 1)
"States not only have the right of
self-defense, there are times when
they have a duty to use it." she told
the House of Commons.
The Conservative Party leader had
to shout over opposition jeers and
protests to make her points.
The rest of Western Europe, the
East block, Third World and Arab
,nations denounced the raid. Two
fellow members of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization, France and
Spain, refused permission for the
British-based bombers to fly over
their countries, adding thousands of
miles to the trip.
APART FROM Britain, only Israel,
Canada and West Germany supported
the raid.
Mrs. Thatcher, who ordered step-
.ed up security at government
uildings and military bases, said she
had independent intelligence that
Libya's Moammar Khadafy was
behind terrorist attacks in Europe
and planned new outrages.
A Majority of OPEC members con-
demned the United States for its air
strikes against Libya but did not con-
sider an oil embargo on behalf of Col.
Moammar Khadafy's radical regime.
As OPEC opened a 2 -hour
Dession, Iranian Oil Minister
Gholamreza Aghazadeh took the floor
to request an official statement from
the 13-nation cartel censuring the
United States for its raid against
-EARLIER in the day, Libyan Oil
Minister Fawzi Shakshuki told repor-
ters his nation had asked the Arab
League to impose an oil embargo
against the United States and would
Siring the request before the

Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Iran, a close ally of Libya, im-
mediately asked OPEC to cut off oil
sales to the United States.
France, which refused to allow U.S.
warplanes to cross French territory
en route to Libya, criticized the
United States for setting the stage for
a new "chain of violence" with its

West German Foreign Minister
Hans-Dietrich Genscher met with
Shultz for about two hours, a session
planned before the American raids
the administration said were in
retaliation for Libyan involvement in
the April 5 bombing of a West Berlin
disco. An American soldier was killed
in the attack.

'People are gradually seeing the true
nature of this menace that Khadafy and
his terrorist tactics are to the free world.'
-Secretary of State
George Schultz

presidential envoy Vernon Walters
"This position hasn't changed," h
State Departrment spokesman
Bernard Kalb said, "Official reaction
has been mixed.
Police manned road barriers an(
increased armed patrols yesterday a
American installations, gatherinj
places and embassies worldwide t
brace for possible terrorist attacks i
retaliation for the U.S. bombing o
Embassies were placed on securit3
alert and the Federal Aviation Ad
ministration in Washington ordere
American airlines flying into foreigr
airports to take special securit3
measures following the Monday nigh
air strikes by U.S. warplanes on th4
Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi.
Shultz told reporters Monday nigh
the United States had "reports an
indications of Libyan intentions to at
tack up to 30 of our embassies."
The FAA said yesterday it was ad
vising U.S. airlines and airports to b4
"extra vigilant as a result" of the U.S
attack on Libya and said the agent
"will be requiring additional security
measures to be put into effect by U.S
airlines that operate in foreign airpor


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bombing raids.
Libya's ambassador to France
called the air strikes early yesterday,
"a declaration of war." U.S. officials
said the attack was to avenge Libyan-
backed terrorism.
FOREIGN Ministry officials said
the French Ebassy in Tripoli received
minor damage in the bombardment
and lost electricity. No injures were
In response, the Reagan ad-
ministration tried yesterday to play
down the critical reaction from most
European allies to U.S. bombing raids
against Libya.
"People are gradually seeing the
true nature of this menace that
(Libyan leader Moammar) Khadafy
and his terrorist tactics are to the free
world," said Secretary of State
George Shultz.


GENSCHER told reporters after his
State Department meeting hs gover-
nment supports "political solutions"
to the problem of international
Genscher said before the raids Bonn
"expressed its reserve" about the use
of military force to special U.S.


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