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much of the nation yesterday from
the Northeast and Midwest to the
South, contributing to at least three
deaths as temperatures plunged to
-ecord lows in two dozen cities.
The early deep freeze came more
than a week before the official onset
of winter and caused water pipes to
burst, cars to die and homeless peo-
ple to seek warmth in shelters. It
also produced scattered power out-
ages, record power demand and pub-
lic transit delays.
Greg McGarry, a spokesperson
for the Albany, N.Y. Medical Center
suozeo airiuiiy wit1 HI b ouii--
their morning paper route. "It's un-
believable," McGarry said.
Weekend snow and ice were
blamed for a dozen traffic fatalities in
the nation's midsection. Snow was
falling yesterday over parts of Min-
nesota, North Dakota, and Michigan.
Snow was forecast for Wisconsin,
a snow advisory was in effect for.
eastern Oklahoma and parts of
Arkansas, and wintry weather was
expected in the Carolinas.
The cold weather was caused by
arctic air that flowed across Canada
and into the north-central and north-
Crowther, a meterologist at me na-
tional Weather service's Severe
Storms Center in Kansas City, Mo.
"About 25 cities reported record
low temperatures this morning," he
Among them was Houghton
Lake, Mich. at 12 below.
Saranac Lake, N.Y. near Lake
Placid, had the coldest temperature in
the nation yesterday morning at 28
The bitter temperatures forced the
homeless off the streets i many
cities, agencies reported.
"We've filled every bed we have.
weatner gs ucomer. reopte wno
normally might not come her show
up because they just can't bear the
cold," said Edith Richardson, assis-
tant supervisor of the 113-bed De-
troit Rescue Mission.
Some people didn't make it
through the cold. A homeless man
was found Sunday on a Brooklyn
street, apparently frozen to death,
police said. His identity was not
In Baltimore fire killed a woman
in her 60s in a house where heat and
electricity had been turned off.
Faculty approves athletic reps.
BY NOELLE SHADWICK
The Senate Assembly ratified two new faculty
representatives to the Board in Control of Inter-
collegiate Athletics at their afternoon meeting
Professors Gwendolyn Cruzat of the Medical
School and Douglas Kahn of the Law School
were chosen to represent the faculty on the board
by a selection committee of three faculty mem-
bers, one student, and one administrator.
The two will also represent the faculty in the
National Collegiate Athletic Association and the
Big-10 Intercollegiate Conference.
Outgoing representative Professor Paul Gikas
thanked the assembly for allowing him two
terms on the board. He presented reports on the
Big-10 Conference and NCAA's efforts to im-
prove academics in athletics.
Gikas compared the graduation rates of re-
cruited to non-recruited athletes at the University.
Sixty-five percent of recruited athletes in 1982-83
graduated while the rate for non-recruited athletes
was 75 percent.
"All things considered this is not a graduation
rate to be embarassed about," he said as he re-
minded the assembly of pressures athletes must
Gikas said he believes that one eligibility re-
quirement for athletes should be a high GPA.
Currently the Big-10 Conference requires ath-
letes to maintain at least a 1.8 GPA in the sec-
ond year of residence and a 2.0 in the fourth and
fifth year of residence.
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23 degrees Fahrenheit were forecast.
Rescuers used more than 200
search dogs and infrared devices that
can detect the warmth of bodies
trapped under rubble.
Aid continued pouring in from
abroad. Council of Ministers
spokesperson Lev Voznesenksky
said 38 foreign relief planes had ar-
The University's Armenian Stu-
dents' Cultural Association will be
accepting donations of canned foods,
clothing, and blankets from 4-8 p.m.
at St. Nickolas Greek Orthodox
Church on 414 N. Main St.
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"We haven't quite figured out the
best way to mitigate problems with
public buildings," said Alex John-
son, an executive assistant at the
American Lung Association. How-
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has proven successful in alleviating
radon problems in both buildings
"We're not surprised to see high
levels in commercial buildings,"
Johnson said, adding that high radon
levels are "a concern the University
is going to have to figure out how
Wendy Lougee, the head of the
Grad, indicated she was concerned
about the possible high radon levels
in the library. "I would think we'd
want to follow up on it," she said.
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Jet ighter training suspended
WASHINGTON - The United States, England and Canada have
agreed to join West Germany in suspending all low-level jet fighter train-
ing over West Germany for the next three weeks, the Pentagon an-
The suspension follows last week's crash of a U.S. warplane in the*
German city of Remscheid, in which five people were killed and dozens
The suspension will remain in effect until Jan. 2, when fighter train-
ing will resume, the Pentagon said in a joint communique from the four
The suspension "through the holiday season (was agreed to) out of re-
spect for the victims and the families of the victims of the Remscheid ac-
cident, and for Capt. Michael Foster, USAF, and his family," the state-
Foster was the pilot of the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jet that crashed
in Remscheid, destroying two dozed homes.
British train crash injures 100
LONDON - Three trains crashed into each other near a busy south,
London junction just before 8 a.m. yesterday, killing dozens of people
and hurling their bodies onto the tracks as the cars "split open like a ripe
tomato," witnesses said.
More than 100 people were injured in the crash at Clapham Junction
when a London-bound commuter train slammed into the rear of another
stopped passenger train.
The British Railways Board said a "technical fault" following work on
signaling equipment apparently was to blame.
Transportation Minister Paul Channon promised a full inquiry into the
crash. Opposition Labor Party Lawmakers and railroad union leaders de-
manded that the inquiry examine allegations of overcrowding and cuts in
safety spending on state-owned British Rail. The trains are not part of
London's subway system.
Abortion ban takes effect
LANSING - Michigan women.with unwanted pregnancies and little
money began to search for alternatives to state-paid abortions yesterday as
a voter-approved ban on Medicaid funding for the procedure took effect.
Health clinics offered discounts and no-interest loans to women unable
to pay the usual abortion charge of about $250, but officials said they
won't be able to cover all of the $6 million the state had been spending
on about 18,500 Medicaid abortions a year.
"We'll be turning away some people and we think that's really
unfortunate," said Margy Long, public affaris specialist at the Ann Arbor-
based Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan.
The Planned Parenthood affiliate is one of several offering financial aid
to women seeking abortions. Long said Planned Parenthood will charge
low-income women $195, the same amound Medicaid paid and about $70
less than what women with insurance are charged.
Banks enjoy record profits
WASHINGTON - The nation's commercial banks enjoyed record
profits in the July-September quarter, but FDIC chair William Seidman-
cautioned about an increase in bad loans and rising bank involvement in
leveraged corporate buyouts yesterday.
The federally insured commercial banks earned $5.9 billion in the third
quarter topping last year's record of $5.8 billion.
"The statistics are good, but they're not quite as good as they might
appear on the surface," Seidman said.
Bad loans, on which borrowers have stopped making payments,,
jumped 4.3 percent from the second quarter to $76.5 billion in the third.
Bad real estate loans in the New England states, New Jersey and
Florida also rose.
- Daily staffers Miguel Cruz,
Josh Mitnick, and Noelle Shadwick
contributed to this story.
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