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supply-were left behind, and the
probe was ready to begin its six-
year, 2.4 billion-mile roundabout
journey to Jupiter.
Environmentalists were concerned
about the Galileo's 49.4-pound plu-
tonium power supply. They argued
in court that a Challenger-like acci-
dent could scatter deadly plutonium-
238 over Florida. There were no
protesters, however, at the Kennedy
Space Center on launch day.
The liftoff was the start of a voy-
age that will take the probe on a
looping path past Venus in Febru-
rary, back to within 620 miles of
Earth in December 1990 and past
Earth again at a 200-mileaaltitude
two years later. The craft will arrive
at Jupiter in December 1995 for a
two-year orbit. Since Jupiter holds
original material from the birth of
the universe, scientists hope to gain
insight into this 14 billion year old
The 132-ton Atlantis has a crew
of five for the mission that ends
Monday with a landing at Edwards
Air Force Base in California at 2:38
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
U.S. poverty remains stable
WASHINGTON - Nearly 32 million Americans lived in poverty
in 1988, the Census Bureau reported yesterday. It marked the second
straight year in which the nation made no significant inroads against
poverty despite the economic expansion.
Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a
private research group, said "It is disturbing that despite a sixth year of
economic recovery, both the nation's poverty rate and the income of a
typical household showed no significant improvement."
The Census Bureau, however, found some cause for encouragement in
the report, pointing to a 1.7 percent increase in per capita personal income
Neither whites, blacks nor Hispanics made significant gains in 1988,
leaving wide gaps between the three groups' poverty rates: 10.1 percent
for whites, 31.6 percent for blacks and 26.8 percent for Hispanics.
Anti-rejection drug created
PITTSBURGH - A new drug believed to be 50 to 100 times
more powerful in preventing organ rejection might cut transplant costs
and ease critical shortages of donor organs, doctors said yesterday.
"The biggest bonus is better survival," said Dr. Thomas Starzl, head of
the University of Pittsburgh's transplant program.
Starzl heads the world's only clinical trials of the Japanese drug FK-
506. As of yesterday, 111 transplant patients had received the experimen-
tal medication, including a few children.
FK-506 is far more effective and safer than cyclosporine, the major.
anti-rejection drug now being used, Starzl said. He estimated it to be 50 to
100 times more potent.
"Although we are idolaters of cyclosporine and have been, in fact, one
of the prime developers of cyclosporine, we've always realized its limita-
tions practically from week two onward," Starzl said.
Blanchard criticizes lawsuit
against education tax ads
OKEMOS, Mich - A lawsuit filed against television ads for a school
finance ballot proposal is a political "shenanigan" and an effort to obscure
the real issue of improving education, Gov. James Blanchard said yester-
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any time, said Kyle Nelson of the
California Department of
Shortly before dawn yesterday, a
hook-and-ladder truck moved
alongside the flattened section of
Interstate 880. It stopped periodically
to allow firefighters to shine bright
lights into gaps between the north-
bound upper deck and he south-
bound lower deck.
Screams and the crash of metal
brought bystanders to the scene on
"You could hear it crunching
down - but you couldn't see
anything. It was just a big white
cloud," witness Leroy Fitzgerald
said. "You could hear people
screaming for help."
A police officer surveys the scene yesterday in the Marina district of San1
building after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Tuesday.
Francisco where a car was crushed by a
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that everyone was all right."
The parents of Maggie Vashel, an
LSA junior from Gilroy, Calif., said
her parents arrived at the San Jose
Airport 10 minutes before the disas-
ter struck. "They could see the
pavement ripple and the buildings
move," she said.
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Vashel said her brother's room-
mates, who live in Santa Cruz, re-
ported that any items on their
shelves fell to the floor. "Their
dishes and plates were crushed," she
said. "All their glassware was de-
Participants in the three-day
EDUCOM computer conference -
held on the University campus -
that ended yesterday also felt the ef-
fects of the quake. Shirley Clarkson,
assistant to University President
James Duderstadt, said as many as
700 of the 3,300 participants were
from the stricken area.
Kathryn Kilcoyne, director of
Marketing Communication for
NeXT Inc., a computer company
based in Redwood City, said,
"People were frightened and anxious,
but we have all been able to get
through to our families."
Kilcoyne estimated that 50 of the
NeXT employees who attended
EDUCOM - including herself -
live in the Bay area.
The quake reminded many Cali-
fornians of the risks involved in liv-
ing in the San Francisco area.
Danya Deaton, Marketing Com-
munications Specialist for Apple
Computer Inc. of Capertino, said, "If
you live there you have an under-
standing of what will happen. You
can't live in fear of earthquakes."
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The ads were taken off the air Tuesday at the request of Taxpayers
United for the Michigan Constitution. The anti-tax group's lawsuit
claims the ads are "inaccurate, corrupt, and false, calculated and intended t6
deceive the voters." Blanchard defended the ads as being accurate.
A request for a permanent ban will be heard tomorrow. Blanchard pre-
dicted that the ban, which he calls an attack on free speech, will be lifted.
Proposal A would increase the state sales tax from 4 percent to 4.
percent, raising about $400 million for education. Proposal B, also on the
ballot, would boost sales tax to 6 percent.
EPA sues waste site owners
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich - The federal government is suing the cur-
rent and former owners of a Muskegon factory site, alleging that they are
liable for $1.3 million in contamination cleanup costs.
Synthetic drugs, veterinary medicines, dyes and agricultural chemicals
were manufactured at the 120-acre site for more than two decades. Envi-
ronmental experts consider it one of the country's worst toxic waste sites
because of the long list of hazardous substances that have been found in
the water, soil, and sediments there.
The lawsuit, filed by the EPA, names Ott Chemical Co. which oper-
ated from 1956-65, Story Chemical Co., and the current owners, Cordova
Chemical Co. CPC International, parent company of Ott, and Aerojet
General Corp., Cordova's parent company are also named.
Chemicals are no longer manufactured on the site.
At 1930's prices, fried chicken
is finger-lickin' cheap
YPSILANTI, Mich.(AP)- Just the thought of eating fried chicken at
8:30 a.m. might send some folks running for a sweet roll and coffee.
Not Orville Dickerson. He wouldn't miss being first in line for the
famous 50-cent anniversary chicken dinners at Haab's restaurant in down-
It's the eighth time Dickerson, 60, has been first in line since Haab's
began celebrating its anniversary eight years ago with prices from its orig-
inal 1934 menu.
Haab's co-owner Mike Kabat said 1,720 people ordered the chicken
dinner, which regularly sells for $7.45, about 260 ordered the 40-cent
spaghetti plate and 151 ate 20-cent barbecued sandwiches.
"It's nice it only comes once a year, but it's nice to be able to do
something like this for people," said Nancy Hyde, after spending five
hours waiting on tables.x
Kabat said the restaurant will continue offering the specials as a way of
thanking the community for its support.
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