The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 1, 1987- Page 5
Officials deem FAA radar plan
too'costly, overly optimistic
Washington (AP) - Efforts to
provide pilots with better and more
timely weather information, inclu-
ding warnings about deadly wind
shear, may be more difficult and
costly than anticipated, congressional
investigators said yesterday.
The conclusions by the General
Accounting Office, the investigative
arm of Congress, immediately were
challenged by senior Federal Aviation
Administration officials, who de-
fended the agency's weather programs
at a congressional hearing.
The GAO, in a report and in
testimony by its investigators, sug-
gebed that the FAA's plans for
installing Doppler radar that detects
wind shear, a sudden downdraft, at
102 airports may be overly op-
timistic. It said there are perform-
ance questions, including concerns
about reliability, that are not ex-
pected to be resolved before tha FAA
issues its first contracts in late 1988.
The GAO also suggested that in
many cases two radars might be
needed to provide adequate coverage,
sharply increasing the cost of the
system. Each Doppler radar is
estimated to cost about $5.6 million.
"The FAA will contract to buy
the radar before it knows whether the
radar can meet all performance
objectives," GAO investigator Ken-
neth Mead told a House Science,
Space and Technology subcom-
In addition, Mead said the FAA
does not anticipate a system that
would provide direct weather in-
formation to pilots for another de-
cade, requiring weather warnings to
be relayed by air traffic controllers
who often do not have time to do so.
Hazardous weather is considered
the biggest single danger to aviation,
accounting for more than half of the
fatal airline accidents, according to
the National Transportation Safety
Daily rnoto by JUMN MUNSN
Housing Division employee Norma Morris scans over the English tea spread in the Kalamazoo room during an
open house at the Michigan League. Now, was that one lump or two?
Michigan League open house
sho6wcases new ideas, menus
y LAUREN SINAI
About 300 guests roamed through 10 rooms of the
Michigan League's "Showcase of New Ideas" yesterday,
sampling the latest in festive foods, entertainment, and
The event allowed the public to witness the
renovations over the last three years as well as inform
therm of the many services the League provides the
"We were able to shtow off our new facilities and, at
the same time, inform people of the League's diverse
services," said LesigWe and North Campus Commons
Facilities Manager Patricia Lawson. "We're offering
different services than in the past. Unfortunately, not
everyone knows what these services are."
The League's renovations include a $1 million
buffet area completed last September, a new
conservatory and kitchen serving area, and a refurbished
party room and garden area.
Deans, department heads, students, and local
residents were among the guests at the function. Staff
members expected 500 of the 3,000 invited guests to
"Tle turnout wasn't as good as we expected. But the
people we wanted to be there - those who schedule
functions - were there," said Lawson.
Guests toured conference rooms, banquet rooms, and
the ballroom which offered party possibilities from a
brightly colored Hawaiian dinner to a soft-toned after-
"Our biggest concern is that a great deal o f
University money goes outside the University. We
want people to think of the League before they decide
to use commercial services. We have the ability to do
the same types of services and keep the money within
the University," said Lawson.
"We've created new menus and new recipes," said
food services manager Mark Braden. "Our functions are
more upscale and sophisticated, and we have a
tremendous array of menu selections."
"The 'Showcase' is an excellent idea," remarked
Ann Arbor resident Patty Cheatham. "Not only can
people enjoy what the League has to offer, but they can
get ideas for future functions."
The League, constructed in 1929, originally
provided women with a place to hold their functions as
an alternative to the all-male Michigan Union. After
World War II, the League opened its doors to men.
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - The
Great Lakes have dropped from last
year's record highs, but it's too soon
for shoreline property owners to.
breathe easily, a lakes expert said
A particularly cold winter could
bring rougher storms and more "lake
effect" snow than lake dwellers have
seen in years, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration re-
searcher Frank Quinn said.
The lakes are a few degrees
warmer than usual, so a rush of cold
winter air could jolt the waterways,.
Quinn told a forum at the Center for
the Great Lakes.
Warmer water means more evap-
oration and more fuel for winter
precipitation, the Michigan-based re-
searcher said. "It's just a combination
of warm water and cold air," he said.
"It accelerates evaporation (and) the
probability of lake effect snowstorms
is really high."
The potential for severe lake
storms "is much higher than it's
been in a very long time," he said.
"That evaporation... goes inland a
few blocks in Chicago and dumps.
And it completely covers Buffalo.
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Miller recounts days of his youth
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In the 1953 story, Miller dis-
agreed with charges of the
University's 'leftist leanings:
"Michigan was not leftist but was
democratic. It was one of the few
universities where Marxism was
openly discussed (in the
Miller discussed little about his
plays but did take a shot at
Broadway when he remembered
opening night of Death of a
Salesman:: "All the stars came out.
The party afterwards reminded me of
scenes... of the Czarist courts. It
was too materialistic for... me to
be comfortable. This is something
that Broadway became."
Miller concluded with references
to his life in the Connecticut
countryside, where he has lived for
40 years. The final lini of his book
reads, "We are all connected,
watching one another, even the
trees." Perhaps, in relaying this to
the audience, Miller hopes to
achieve his earlier observation: "If
only we could stop murdering each
other, we would be a humorous
Demands call for sexism class
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jokes, making catcalls, and condon-'
ing aggressive, dominant attitudes
"Women don't ask to be raped and
don't deserve to be raped. Men rape,
but men can stop rape," he said.
Bjerius then turned to the Greek
system. "We've heard a lot of words
U alms to
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and staff are doing in public service,
it's also important that they know
what our students are doing," said
Vice President for Student Services
Johnson encouraged the Univer-
sity's continued involvement in the
Campus Compact to promote public
awareness of student activities such
as Project Outreach and the Public
Service Internship Programs.
from the fraternities and we need to
see some action."
VEENA Iyengar, an LSA junior
and an organizer of POWOR, said
the fraternities have not given
SAPAC a chance to perform their
anti-rape workshops, which they
have presented to co-ops and resi-
dence halls. "We want people to be
educated about rape," she said.
After the rally, several members
of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fra-
"There's no way our house would
ever condone rape. We'll make a
stand that Fijis and the Greek system
won't tolerate rape," said Neal Bush,
an LSA senior.
Fri., Oct. 2
Sat., Oct. 3
The University of Michigan
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Symphony Band/Wind Ensemble-H. Robert
Bassett: Fantasy(world premiere), with Fred Ormand,
* Hailstork: erican Guernca
Hill, 8:00 p.m. -Free
International Organ Performance
Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, School of Music,1:00 p.m.
*Adolphus Hailstork is visiting Martin Luther King/Rosa Parks/Cesar
Chavez Professor of Music.
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