Pan Am received
warning of bomb
The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 17, 1989 - Page 5
LONDON (AP) - The British
Transport Department said it issued
two warnings of a bomb plot in the
month before Pan Am Flight 103
blew up over Scotland, but the air-
line said yesterday the second one
came weeks late, by mail.
The warnings issued November
22 and December 19, just two days
before the disaster that killed 270
people, spoke of a bomb hidden in a
radio-cassette player planted in a
suitcase stowed in the jumbo jet's
Flight 103 originated in Frank-
furt, changing to a Boeing 747 in
London. It blew up December 21
over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all
259 people aboard and 11 on the
Suspicions of a bomb plot arose
in October when West German po-
lice caught a Palestinian terrorist
group with a radio-cassette player
containing explosives and a bar-
ometric device that would detonate a
bomb at high altitude, according to
British and West German officials.
"We sent advice to the relevant
security authorities," the Tran-
sportation Department said in its
statement. "They were told what to
look for. The American authorities
would have done the same for
On December 19 it sent out the
information again, with additional
details and a photo of the radio-cas-
sette player rigged as a bomb, the
In Frankfurt, an official said yes-
terday all airlines operating in West
Germany were told in early Novem-
ber about the radio-cassette player
David Wilshire of the governing
Conservative Party, who follows air
transport affairs, denied suggestions
that authorities simply dropped a
highly sensitive warning into the
Christmas mail deluge.
He said that the December 19
warning was sent by telex and the
mailed versions were courtesy
copies. He added that Pan Am, in
any case, had received the November
Trans World Airline said Thurs-
day the Federal Aviation Admin-
istration told it November 18 of the
bomb found in West Germany.
British Airways said it got both
warnings from the Transport Depart-
ment on the days they went out.
BY NOAH FINKEL
Ili. I'm Jesse Levine. I'm
running for City Council. I just
wanted to stop by and introduce
myself and also to ask you if you
have any concerns about what's
going on in the city these days.
Jesse Levine repeats these words
again and again over 100 times a
night as he campaigns door-to-door
through neighborhoods in Ann
Arbor's Second Ward.
Going door-to-door is the main
way city council and mayoral
candidates make contact with the
voters. Levine, in trying to unseat
councilmember Terry Martin, has
canvassed door-to-door almost every
night during the past few months
and said he will continue to do so
right up to the April 3 election.
Introducing himself to thousands
of total strangers has become
"second nature" to Levine.
"You just have to get used to
wearing long underwear on the cold
nights," he said.
Levine, an LSA senior, said one
of the toughest aspects of going
door-to-door can be his youthful
a "Surprisingly, most people are
more concerned with where you
stand on the issues than on what
your background is," he said. "When
people ask me how old I am, I don't
tell them I'm a student because
technically I'm not."
Levine is not taking classes this
term so he can concentrate on the
And now he has perfected his I
"You hit 'em with a letter first,'
he said. "Then you go door-to-door;
introduce yourself, and give them ai
palm card. Then you follow that up
with a post card saying 'it was nice
to meet you.' You follow that up'
with a campaign brochure and maybe
an invitation to a coffee and you
follow that up with a reminder to
But Levine is not always
welcomed. He sometimes is greeted
by a barking dog nipping at his leg
or a disinterested resident who bids
him good-bye with a quick no thank
There are some households,,
however, where Levine makes that
magic connection with the voter.
One of Levine's strategies for
capturing a potential vote is to.
simply ask what issues are of'
concern. Depending on the answer,
Levine tries to dazzle with a litany
of facts and his stance on that issue.
But Levine doesn't always do the
talking. He said listening to a
voter's concerns is the best way to
secure a vote. "You try hard to
listen. That's the most important
part. This is a job that demands that
you be in touch with the people you
Ili, I'm Jesse Levine...
US soldier charged with
spying for E. Germany
FRANKFURT (AP) - An
American soldier who vanished for
11 days has been charged with
giving East German officials U.S.
plans for defending the border against
a Soviet bloc assault, the Army said
A U.S. military statement said
the East Germans notified U.S. au-
thorities that Spec. 4 Michael Peri
had made contact with them. Peri
disappeared from his unit near the
East German border February 21,
taking a portable computer with
The 21-year-old soldier from La-
guna Niguel, California, turned
himself in 11 days later.
In Washington, Pentagon sources
said privately that the East German
government was quietly asked for
help in locating Peri soon after his
disappearance because one said, "we
had no idea if he was a defector, had
been hurt, or whatever."
Several days after the request, "we
finally heard back from them saying
they had identifies such a person and
had interviewed him, but that he had
left," the source said.
LSA senior Jesse Levine campaigns door to door. Levine is
candidate for the Ann Arbor City Council in the second ward.
Fridays in The Daily
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tAN N ARBOR POW WOW
The Native American Student Association and Minority Student Services are co-sponsoring the
17th Annual Ann Arbor Pow Wow. March 18 & 19 This event has consistently hosted one of the
largest celebrations of Native American dancers and singers sponsored by a state university in
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Florida. Oklahoma. Arizona. South Dakota and Canada will be displaying and seliing authentic
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CONCERT: Joanne Shenandoah: Her music presents a diverse
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FRI. March 17 8:00 p.m.
The Ark, 637 1/2 S. Main St.
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David Siglin, 761-1451, or Michigan Union Ticket Office
Excellence and Tradition
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Date: FRI. March 17 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Place: U-M Law Quad, Hutchins Hall
Reception: Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union 4:00-600 p.m.
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Student Services Associate
2304 Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1349
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