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-The Seabrook nuclear power plant, completed in 1986, received a full power license from the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission yesterday. The plant overlooks this residential area from less than two miles away.
SEABROOK ting down in the driveway. When had helped stall the nuclear pow


Continued from page 1
Massachusetts officials along
with New Hamphire anti-nuclear
groups have coordinated the
Seabrook opposition.
At the white-domed plant over-
looking the Atlantic ocean, 75
protestors sang and chanted slogans,
and 10 blocked the plant gate by sit-

they refused to leave, they were ar-
rested. Another Seabrook opponent
was arrested when he posted a sign
that read "Shame" over on posted by
plant workers reading "License Ap-
at the NRC meeting, utility ex-
ecutives hugged each other after the
ruling while Seabrook opponents
said that their fight against Seabrook

"I feel great, I'm delighted," said
Ted Feigenbaum, chief operating of-
ficer of New Hampshire Yankee, the
company that operates Seabrook.
"We will be starting the plant up as
soon as the license is received, no
later than March 15." He said it
would take two to three months for
the 1,150 megawatt plant to reach

full power.
While opponents had expected
yesterday's vote, they said the losing
battle over Seabrook should help
win a larger war against nuclear
Opponents have also argued that
there are, as yet, no long-term plans
on what to do with the nuclear waste
Seabrook would produce.

Continued from page 1
Under the agreement, reached after
weeks of closed-door negotiations,
the auto industry could face two
rounds of tailpipe emission controls.
The first would reduce hydrocarbons
by 22 percent and oxides of nitrogen
by 60 percent, phasing in the re-
quirement form 1993 through 1995.
A second round would be required
if at least a dozen of 27 communities
with serious pollution problem
failed to meet federal air-quality stan-
dards by the year 2001.
Levin and the industry had fought
the second round, known as Tier
Two, saying they would only
slightly improve air quality while
drastically increasing car prices.
The compromise holds out the
possibility of avoiding Tier Two al-

together and would direct the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency to
study alternative means of cutting
emissions, such as development of
electric cars.
Continued from page 1
Ella Jackson, chair of the event and
senior programmer analyst for the
Office of Administrative Systems.
Duderstadt spoke of the impor-
tance of plurality and diversity both
at the University and in society at
large, and told the honorees, "I think
you're playing a very important role
at the University."
Pamela Bruner, Task Force
member and executive secretary of
the Center for Technology Integra-
tion, described the event as a "heart-
warming, prestigious ceremony."

Young Nicaraguan
soldiers desert
Sandinista forces

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
E. German gov't takes steps
toward privatizing industry
EAST BERLIN - East Germany took the first step yesterday toward
privatizing state industries but set conditions that prevent a wholesale
selloff of major assets, apparently to prevent a buyout by West Germans.
Also yesterday, the Foreign Ministry called on West Germany to start
talks. to coordinate a common German position to present at the "two-
plus-four" conference later this year to steer a course for unification.
A ministry statement, carried by the East German news agency ADN,
said East Germany recommends that the Germany's neighbor states should
be invited to take part in the talks, although with out specifying in what
Calif. assesses quake damages
UPLAND, Calif. - Small cities counted the cost of broken windows
and fallen bricks as dozens of aftershocks to rattle the region yesterday, the
day after a strong earthquake jolted much of Southern California.
The town of Pomona alone suffered at least $20 million in damages,
officials said.
Safety inspectors in Los Angeles and neighboring San Bernardino
counties, which nestle against the San Gabriel and San Bernardino moun-
tains, began checking gas and water lines along with older, unreinforced
brick and masonry buildings.
Wednesday's 3:43 p.m. quake measured 5.5 on the Richter scale and
was centered three miles northwest of Upland, 40 miles east of Los Ange-
It was the most serious temblor to hit California since October's mag-
nitude-7.1 quake in the San Francisco Bay area, which killed 67 people
and sparked fears of the massive earthquake predicted for the state in com-
ing years.
Lawsuits against state gov t
cost taxpayers $27.4 million
LANSING - The cost of lawsuits against state agencies declined for
the second straight year but still amounted to $27.4 million in the year
ended Sept. 30 a report released yesterday said.
An assistant attorney general said a tougher stand by the Michigan At-
torney General's Office may have contributed to the decline reported by
the Senate Fiscal Agency.
"Our office has taken a somewhat more aggressive stance," said A.
Michael Leffler, attorney in charge of the office's tort defence division.
"Rather then settling a lot, we will take them into court and let judges or
juries decide."
A 1986 law limiting the situations in which citizens may sue state
government may also be spurring the drop, he said.
The payments made for 190 cases was down 12.7 percent from the
$31.4 million paid the previous year. Payments for settlements or cases
lost by the state peaked at $45.5 million in the 1986-87 fiscal year.
Greyhound will go on strike
DALLAS - Negotiators trying to avoid a nationwide strike by 6,300
Greyhound bus drivers were millions of dollars apart yesterday as a mid-
night deadline loomed.
The company worked to ensure no passengers would be stranded by a
walkout, and the union questioned Greyhound Lines Inc.'s willingness to
reach a settlement.
The union last month rejected the company's initial offer by a 91.9
percent vote. The 3-year-old company, which is a successor to the
Phoenix-based Greyhound Corp. and earned its first profit last year, say it
cannot afford to increase its offer.
Greyhound says it serves 9,500 U.S. communities, and is the only
public intercity transportation in about 9,000.
The union which represent 6,300 drivers and 3,075 of the company's
office and maintenance workers, has set a strike for 12:01 a.m. today local
time, one minute after the three-year pact expires.
Champion farmer spills
beans about secret formula
CRESCENT CITY, Ill. - Walter Hasselbring's secrets for achieving
the nation's highest corn yield are a lot of bull.
The national corn king credits his top-notch crop to generous applica-
tions of the real thing from his cattle and his buffalo herd, Illinois'
But he teases unsuspecting visitors with another success secret, telling
them he grew 296 bushels per acre last year by serenading his corn.
"I tell them plants respond to music, so at crucial times I stroll

through my cornfields singing to the plants and you can almost see them
grow," chuckled Hasselbring, who has grown the nation's best-yielding
corn crop seven times in the last 15 years.
The National Corn Growers Association sponsors the contest and
2,057 farmers entered during the 1989 growing season. There were seven
divisions, depending on the type of tillage, the area of the country and
whether irrigation was used.


MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -
Young soldiers have begun to desert
from the Sandinista armed forces as
the deadline nears for President
Daniel Ortega to step down from of-
fice, draftees and draftees' relatives
said yesterday.
Ortega was defeated in Sunday's
election by Violeta Barrios de
Chamorro, who had promised to
abolish the draft after she is inaugu-
rated on April 25. Some deserters are
apparently planning to hide out until
that happens.
Although the Sandinistas have
agreed to give up power to Mrs.
Chamorro and her United National
Opposition alliance, they have pre-
sented tough demands as transition
teams meet to discuss terms.
Widespread desertions, as reported
yesterday, could undermine the San-
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Defense Minister Humberto Ortega,
Daniel Ortega's brother.
Juan Carlos Medina said yester-
day that 40 to 60 young men in his
Sandinista air force unit, posted at
the main air base at Managua's in-
ternational airport, deserted this
He said, "They took our weapons
away on Monday and didn't give
them back. Maybe they didn't trust
"They gave me an unsigned
weekend pass. I changed into my
(civilian) clothes and just walked off
base," Medina went on.
"Nobody asked me any questions.
But I'm not going back."
Official spokespersons could not
be reached for comment, but one
military source, speaking on condi-
tion of anonymity, told the Associ-
ated Press that President Ortega had
ordered the military not to stop
draftees from leaving.
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