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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 18, 1986
Inquiring
Photographer
by JOHN MUNSON

Question: "What do you think of the way in which
the case of American Journalist Nicolas Daniloff
and accused Soviet spy (erradi Zakharov is being
handled?"

Pamela Brown- Peterside,
Public Health graduate
student: A switch is likely.
It"s now just a matter of
deciding on the terms of
the switch.

Christine Cesar, LSA
junior: From what I know
about the situation, the
United States should not
trade off. Daniloff is
innocent and is not a spy.

Noah Liberman, Graduate
Library worker: I think
that this thing has been
turned into something like
a romantic relationship.
The accusations fly so
quickly , I can't imagine
that they are well
reasoned.

Fadi Alkhairi, Civil
Engineering graduate
student : As a foreigner
(from Jorden), I think that
the propaganda for the
United States is too
exaggerrated. People
shouldn't just read U.S
newspapers.

Beth Kreusch, LSA fresh-
man: I think that they
should trade for Daniloff.
A man's life is worth
more than the point that the
United States is trying to
make.

Cathy Shap, LSA junior: If
it's going to get Daniloff
back, we should trade. It's
a no- win situation since
the only way to get him
back would also be giving
into Russian demands.

Thomas O'Hara, History
graduate student: I think
that it is very revealing
that on the one hand the
government refuses to
negotiate with terrorists
less powerful than
ourselves, yet it does with
Russia.

William Patmon, LSA
senior: I want to endorse
Bill Moyers editorial. If I
were Daniloff in prison, I
would want out , too.
Russia is wrong in
equating Daniloff with
Zakharov. Daniloff is a
political pawn and will be
the casualty.

Jessie Wood, LSA senior:
Both govenments are
handling it the best way
that they can. It's a touchy
situation because both
sides are trying to come to
some satisfactory
agreement while
maintaining peace.

U,
Bruce Arrieta, LSA
senior: We should not
trade. It's a scam what the
Russians are doing. It,
was a set up for political
reasons; to make the
United States look bad.

IN BRIEF
COMPILED FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS
U.S. expels Soviet diplomats
WASHINGTON -The Reagan administration yesterday ordered the ex-
pulsion of 25 U.N.-based diplomats, but said the action was unrelated to
the spy charges Moscow has filed against American journalist Nicholas
Daniloff.
State Department spokesman Bernard Kalb said the expulsion was a
follow-up to a U.S. decision announced six months ago, to force cutbacks.
in the Soviets' U.N. presence. The administration has maintained that the.
Soviet staff at the U.N. is disproportionately large and engages in spy ac-
tivities.
For its part, the Soviets have insisted that the required reductions
violate the obligations the United States has undertaken as host country
for the U.N.
The names of the personnel affected by the order were turned over to
Soviet officials by the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Vernon Walters. The
25 were given until Oct. 1to leave the country.
The Soviet U.N. Mission immediately signaled that it will resist theor-
der.
Nuclear plant may burn gas
LANSING - Dow Chemical Co. and Consumers Power Co. said yester-
day they've agreed on a joint effort to convert Consumers' idled Midland
nuclear power plant to burn natural gas.
The problem-plagued plant, now about 85 percent complete but shut
down, would provide electricity and steam for Dow's huge chemical
facility in Midland.
Consumers would probably keep 49 percent of the new plant, with Dow
and some unnamed investors owning the remainder, officials said.
In addition, Consumers said, the plant would qualify as a cogeneration
facility under the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act. That
would permit electricity to be priced less than power produced by a new
plant, although 10 percent-15 percent above current prices.
"It is an economically viable project," said William McCormick Jr.,
chairman and chief executive officer of Consumers. "I think it's a very
good solution."
S. African miners die in fire
EVANDER - Weary rescue crews yesterday collected the bodies of
miners sprawled along a mile-deep shaft that a raging fire turned into a
death trap for at least 177 men. It was South Africa's worst gold mine
disaster.
Five miners still were missing and believed dead after the Tuesday fire
at Kinross Gold mine released lethal clouds of chemical fumes in the No.
2 shaft where about 2,400 men were working.
Officials said 235 of the miners were hospitalized with burns, injuries
and chest pains from inhaling the fumes that filled the mine after a fire
weas accidentally started by a welding machine.
The miners "didn't stand a chance," according to Dick Grenfell, 38-
year-old Briton who survived the fire. "They just ran into a wall of smoke
and mu st have dropped like flies."
Workers were welding a broken rail used by small trains to transport
ore when the fire broke out. Olivier said an acetylene gas cylinder caught
fire, and the blaze spread to the walls covered with the polyurethane
foam.
The fumes killed all the victims, he said.
Blanchard to request flood aid
Swollen rivers and streams continued rolling back to their normal
levels yesterday amid threats of more rain on the soggy Lower Penin
sula, where floodwaters have caused nearly $300 million in damage.
At least five deaths and 89 injuries have been blamed on the rainfall
that pushed rivers and streams over their banks in 22 Michigan counties.
Three people were missing yesterday and presumed drowned in swollen
rivers.w
Gov. James Blanchard has said he plans to ask President Reagan to
declare the 22-county region a federal disaster area, making low-interest
loans available to businesses, homeowners and local governments.
National Guardsmen remained on duty in three Michigan counties;
some providing security, said Guard Maj. Michael Johnson.
The National Weather Service said the rain forecast to fall today and
tomorrow would come in small amounts and probably wouldn't cause ad:
ditional flooding.
Most of Michigan's municipal water wells escaped serious con
tamination from recent flooding, but private wells'may not have fared so
well, state health officials said yesterday.
NASA launches late satellite
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A $37.3 million weather,
satellite whose launch had been delayed 16 times was carried into orbit by
a rebuilt 25-year-old rocket yesterday, the second successful launch in.
two weeks for the nation's troubled space program.
From its vantage point above Earth, the 14-by-6-foot NOAA-10 will
photograph and collect global weather information, measure Earth's
radiation belts, relay data from weather stations worldwide to a central
processing center, measure how much sunlight Earth absorbs and
radiates back into space and detect distress signals from ships, planes.
and travelers in remote areas.

It will also provide some reconnaissance photographs to U.S. intelligen-,
ce agencies, said Larry Heacock, satellite operations director for the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"It's another step on the way back" from a Jan. 28 explosion that
destroyed the shuttle Challenger and killed its seven crew members, said.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration spokesman Jim.
Kukowski. "Any successful launch is significant in showing the American
public that we are coming back from a very disastrous eight months."

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press secretary, said "the black
community is very smart. Voters
will look at records, goals , and
initiatives." She said Blanchard
has a proven record on civil
rights.
.Blanchard, however, was
recently criticized by Carl
Breeding, president of the
Michigan NAACP State Con-
ference. Breeding' said Blan-
chard's- administration has not
done enough to oppose racial
discrimination, has not appointed
enough minorities to key state
jobs, and did not strongly support
divestment.
To claim victory over Gov.
Blanchard, Lucas will have to
overcome a 2-1 Blanchard lead.
Two televised debates between the
candidates will take place in
October, and Lucas hopes to use
these to overcome Blanchard's
lead.
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