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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 15, 1988- Page 5

MSU
workers
keep up
picket
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Clerical and technical employees
at Michigan State University con-
tinued to walk picket lines yesterday,
' just days before registration was to
begin at the state's largest campus,
while about 75 other school districts
'continued negotiations.
Teachers in Ovid County's Ovid-
Elsie district also struck yesterday,
accompanying their counterparts in
the Stockbridge, Baraga, Pontiac,
.Holland and Michigan Center dis-
-tricts.
At the East Lansing university,
members of the Clerical-Technical
Union picketed throughout campus
and at most entrances, donning
picket signs and wearing pins that
said, "I do not want to strike. But I
'will."
The 2,300-member union main-
tains the school has reneged on an
agreement in its 1983 contract to
"abide by an employee wage and
classification study. School
spokesperson Cherryl Jensen said the
"university has interpreted the results
differently, but has made efforts to
implement them.
A state mediator has called a
meeting today with top union nego-
tiators to prepare for talks tomorrow
with the complete bargaining team,
Jensen said.
About 25 percent of the clerical-
technical workers had reported to
their jobs Tuesday and yesterday, she
said. Temporary employees are hired
every year to assist with registration,
'which begins Monday, but more
will be required because of the strike,
she said.
Jensen emphasized that registra-
tion will continue as scheduled.
"The university's offer does not
even come close to the
recommendation made, by the con-
sulting firm that did the classifica-
tion and wage study," said Rondy
Scheidt, vice president of the union
and strike coordinator.
"They've said they'll accept our
new titles, they've accepted our grade
levels but they're saying, 'We'll de-
termine what the wages are,"' said
John McDaniel, a recording produc-
tion technician for the music school
who picketed outside the Union
SBuilding.

'U' Prof.

was

'medical

school
BY MARION DAVIS AND
ROSE LIGHTBOURN
"He excited a generation by
example," said Dr. William Castor
last night of Dr. William Robinson,
a renowned professor emeritus of
internal medicine at the University
who died at age 77 last Sunday.
"He was one of the founders of
rheumatology," said Dr. Irving Fox.
"We respected him tremendously....
he was an incredible fund of
knowledge."
Robinson gained nationwide
recognition as an expert in the field
of nutrition and rheumatology, but
is remembered by Internal Medicine
chair William Kelley as "an
individual who committed his entire
career to University of Michigan,
and did it in a very honorable way."
Robinson chaired the University's
Department of Internal Medicine for
17 years until he retired in 1975, the
year he won the University's
Distinguished Faculty Award.

iant'
"He was one of the giants of the
medical school," said Castor.
Robinson was past president of
the American Rheumatism
Association and served as a
consultant to the U.S. Surgeon
General. He also participated in a
U.S. commission on Nutrition in
Spain during the Spanish
Revolution.
"He insisted that the doctors he
trained treated patients as human
beings," said his son David. "Ever
since he was a child he wanted to be
a doctor."
Born in Hoosac, N.Y., Robinson
earned a medical degree from the
University in 1934. He served his
internship and residency and
completed his training as a resident
fellow here, joining the faculty in
1944 as an assistant professor of
internal medicine.
Funeral services will be private.
Robinson is survived by three sons.

Associated Press
No, this isn't wallpaper
Rows of martial arts devotees display perfect formation in Seoul yesterday, rehearsing for
the 1988 Olympic Games.
U.S.S.R. explodes nuclear bomb

SEMIPALATINSK. U.S.S.R.
(AP) - The land heaved and
windows broke more than two miles
away yesterday when the Soviet
Union detonated an underground
nuclear bomb for the first American
experts to witness a Soviet nuclear
blast.
The Americans stood in a chilly
wind on the barren test site at, the
Forward Command Post
Semipalatinsk Polygon about 1,700
miles southeast of Moscow in the
republic of Kazakhstan.
As the shock wave rippled out,
the ground shook and a low rumble
began. Within moments of the 11
a.m. blast, a reddish dust cloud rolled
above the spot where Soviet
scientists planted a nuclear device in
a shaft drilled 642 yards into hard
rock.
Some observers seemed a bit
queezy from their proximity to
ground zero, only 2.4 miles away.
Soviet observers watching a similar
test on Aug. 17 in Pahute Mesa,

Some observers seemed
a bit queezy from their
proximity to ground zero,
only 2.4 miles away.

few millionths of a second before the
explosion destroyed the sensor cable
buried a few yards from the nuclear
device. The Soviets and the
Americans, who monitored the blast
with U.S. technology, have agreed
to release the data within a month.
Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary
Joseph Salgado Solgado said
yesterday's experiment and the
similar one in Nevada "have
demonstrated the effectiveness and
non-intrusiveness of CORRTEX,"
the U.S. technology developed to
gauge the force of nuclear
explosions.
However, Soviet Lt. Gen. Arkady
Ilyenko, chief of the Semipalatinsk
test site, said it was too early to
determine whether the American
method was non-intrusive -
meaning it does not interfere with
the blast or pick up other data the
country doing the testing would like
to keep secret.

- The Associated
contributed to this story.

Troubled Zilwaukee
bridge to open Monday

Press

Nev., remained about 30 miles from
the blast site - too far away to feel
the impact.
After Wednesday's test, the
Soviet scientists quickly checked
their instruments and announced they
had obtained the data necessary to
determine the force of the blast.
The information was gathered in a

ZILWAUKEE, Mich. (AP) -
Officials will cut a ribbon Monday
and set off in classic cars to open the
southbound lanes of the 1.5-mile,
$121-million Zilwaukee Bridge,
completing a troubled, 9-year-old
project.
State Transportation Director
James Pitz, Zilmaukee Mayor James
Darland, Saginaw Mayor Delbert
Schrems and other officials will drive
across the span 125 feet above the
Saginaw River.
The drive-over on the new bridge
will mark the end of service of a
drawbridge that has been in use since
1958, periodically halting Interstate
75 traffic to let ships pass in the
river.

"You'll Love Z-Bridge" signs will
greet drivers on either end of the new
span.
The Zilwaukee bridge is amoung
102 construction and repair projects
progressing in favorable late-summer
weather on major roads around
Michigan.
The trouble-plauged bridge project
began in 1979,with a bid of $76.8
million for the work and a projected
completion date of 1983.
Problems including a sagging
bridge deck and cracking concrete
plauged contractors, and the state said
in December 1987 that cost overruns
had boosted the final price tag to
$121 million. That did not include
$9.8 million for approach ramps.

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to the leftist government of the late
Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan. A
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Liberation Army. The Lesotho backing.
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