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Wisconsin coach Morton and the NCAA

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. C, No. 32

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, October 19, 1989

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Masked man
Charles Ladd of Fantasy Attic Costumes on Main Street tries to sell Justin Van Peelvoorde, a junior at Community High,
various masks, accessories and bloody legs for halloween.
'U' to propose state budget
request at regents' meeting

earthqi
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rescuers
searched with dogs and sensitive microphones
yesterday for the last possible survivors of an
earthquake that killed at least 270 people, as
thousands of Californians picked their way
through glass-strewn streets in search of a
semblance of normal life.
Across San Francisco Bay in Oakland, res-
cuers were stunned to discover a survivor
within the tons of steel and concrete left when
Tuesday's earthquake brought one level of In-
terstate 880 down atop another.
"We have confirmed that there is one person
alive apparently in a car underneath the top
level," said Oakland police Lt. Christina Wraa.
"Initially we heard a voice and we sent rescue
workers up there."
She said she had confirmed by touch that
there was at least one person alive in a car.
Approximately 250 people were feared en-
tombed in the twisted wreckage, and at least 21
others were dead elsewhere in the quake area.
Some 1,400 people were injured, said state
emergency services spokesperson Tom
Mullins.
Interstate 880, also known as the Nimitz
Freeway, collapsed during Tuesday evening's
devastating 6.9-magnitude earthquake. It is one
of the oldest highways in the area, built in the
1950s.
State department officials said the collapsed
section had been reinforced in 1977 in the first
phase of a three-phase program to make the
state's highways earthquake-proof.
The next phase, which began in the last
year, had been delayed on the Nimitz pending
an engineering study, Caltrans chief engineer,
Bill Schaefer said.
Asked whether the roadway should have
been safe from earthquake damage, Schaefer
said, "There's no such thing as an earthquake-
proof structure, certainly."
However he said he was shocked that the
section collapsed, and added: "We thought it
would withstand the maximum credible
East

iake
earthquake we could have in this area, anything
that would happen in this area."
George Donovan was driving his tractor-
trailer rig on the upper-deck of the interstate
when the quake hit. "The pavement started to
move. I had waves of asphalt come up over my
windshield," he said. "It was undulating all
around me. It was like a Disney trip."
"It was just like a war zone. I literally saw
blood running down into the gutter," said Don
Rich, who helped pull people from cars mo-
ments after the freeway collapse.
The search was moving "slowly and metic-
ulously" because the collapsed highway was
like "a house of cards" that could crash down at
See QUAKE, page 2
Quake

affects

'

by Noelle Vance
Paily Government Reporter
The budget cycle will begin again to-
day when Provost Charles Vest presents
the University's state budget request to the
University's Board of Regents.
The request, which has not yet been re-
leased to the public, is the University's of-
ficial estimate of the amount of state ap-
propriations it would like to receive for
fiscal year 1990-91.
The regents must approve the budget
before it goes to the state legislature. The
request must be presented to state officials
A by Oct. 31.

"The best way to get an idea about
what the University's state budget request
will look like is to look at last year's re-
quest," said Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs Robert Holbrook.
Last year, the University requested
$13.1 million from the state, though the
University's total estimated need was
about $51.1 million.
University officials planned to make up
the $38 million not requested from the
state through tuition and reallocation.
It was the first year the University tried
to base its expenditures on a realistic
guess of the amount of money the state

would provide for higher education, Hol-
brook said.
Previously, University budget requests
so overestimated the ability of the state to
provide funds that a wide discrepancy ex-
isted between the amount of money re-
quested by the University and actually al-
located by the state.
But even with the lower calculations,
state appropriations fell short of the Uni-
versity's stated need.
As a result, University officials rec-
ommended a 9.6 percent tuition hike last
summer to make up the loss of anticipated
state funds and See BUDGET, page 3

students
zby Ian Hoffman
Daily Staff Writer
Though Monday's earthquake that ripped
through the San Francisco Bay.area lasted only
15 secondsgits shock waves are still being felt
by Ann Arbor students and visitors.
John Newby, an LSA senior from Canyon,
t Calif., said 10 minutes before his father's
flight from Redding to San Jose was to land,
the earthquake hit the San Jose Airport and
knocked out communication with the control
tower. Instead of risking the landing, the pilot
r returned the flight to Redding.
"He finally got hold of my mother four
hours later," he said. "He gave her a list of 20
numbers of family members of the people on
t the flight so she could call and tell them that
See TREMORS, page 2
German

Shuttle
takes off
without
a hitch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)
- Space shuttle Atlantis finally
lifted off yesterday and soared into
orbit and its astronauts started the
Galileo probe on a six-year journey
to Jupiter for the closest look yet at
the colossus of the solar system.
"You looked marvelous going
up," Mission Control told comman-
der Don Williams as the winged
spacecraft reached orbit after two
launch postponements.
"I feel a lot better," said
Williams.
After Atlantis had made five trips
around the world, Galileo was ejected
from the cargo bay by springs at
7:15 p.m. EDT, precisely on
scedule.
The Galileo's troubles-including
money problems over the years and
recent protests over its nuclear power
See SHUTTLE, page 2

party leader

steps,

down

Honecker replaced by Krenz; no,
major policy changes predicted

BERLIN (AP) - Hard-line East
German leader Erich Honecker, who
oversaw the building of the Berlin
Wall, stepped down yesterday and
was replaced by a younger Commu-
nist Party loyalist amid growing un-
rest and calls for democratic reform.
Honecker's replacement, 52-year-
old Egon Krenz, has a reputation as
a hard-liner opposed to the growing
pro-democracy movement.
Two other ruling Politburo
members also lost their jobs in a
shake-up during a meeting of the
Communist Party Central Commit-
tee, but changes from Honecker's
course were unlikely.
The state-run news agency ADN
said Krenz will take over as Com-
munist Party chief, head of state and
head of the military, replacing his
mentor in all three roles.
Communist Party leaders have
madea clear thev mill rPoct ,nrn-

to bring the energy to bear that the
fate of our party and people requires
today and in the future." he said in a
statement carried by ADN.
Krenz, the youngest member of
the Politburo, is known as a tough
backer of the country's orthodox
communist structure. He had been
in charge of internal security issues
and government-run youth organiza-
tions while being groomed as Ho-
necker's successor.
"I told the Central Committee
that I realize this is a difficult task
that I have taken over," Krenz told
East German television after his ap-
pointment. "In this very complicated
time there is much work before us."
Tens of thousands of East Ger-
mans have fled the country in recent
months, turning their backs on the
rigid authoritarian system, and thou-
sands of citizens have staged massive
demonstrations in recent weeks.
During a recent visit to China,

Bl ow 'em away
A University employee blows leaves near the Diag yesterday.

Rehnquist to speak today at the Law School
by Karen Akerlof Rehnquist's planned speech is titled, "The The fellowship was established in the na
Dai l Staff Writer Imneachment Trial of Samuel Chase Before the Detroit nhilanthronist.

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