Page 2-The Michigan Daily-- Monday, November 23, 1992
Southern states suffer
damage from storms
Airport expansion no
longer needs Northwest
Tornadoes ripped through parts
of the South late Saturday evening
and yesterday morning, killing 16
people, leveling houses and uproot-
ing trees and utility poles.
"It's unbelievable. We're lucky
we didn't lose more lives than we
did," said W.L. Whittington, mayor
of Brandon, Miss. Ten people were
killed in and around the town.
Tornadoes killed 15 people and
injured at least 150 in Mississippi
late Saturday and one person was
killed yesterday in Tennessee.
Thunderstorms and tornadoes also
caused damage in Alabama,
Georgia, Texas and Louisiana.
In Brandon, a tornado smashed a
mobile home park and then skipped
across town to an upscale neighbor-
hood, where it killed three Cub
Scouts, and the father of one of the
boys, enjoying a weekend sleep
Rescue workers and residents
searched through the rubble after
daylight, and Gov. Kirk Fordice
toured the damaged area.
At the mobile home park, rescue
workers used doors from smashed
houses as makeshift stretchers, said
Charlie Wilkinson, civil defense di-
rector for Rankin County.
At least six people were killed
there, Whittington said.
The tornado roared through
Brandon, 15 miles east of Jackson,
about midnight. It leveled houses
and downed hundreds of power and
telephone poles. At least 86 of the
injuries were in Brandon,
"It just whished through here
like slicing hot butter," Constable
Martin Mann said of the Rankin
"It was like a state fair - there
were people all over the place,"
said James L. Callahan, sheriff of
nearby Leake County, where one
person was killed.
Wilkinson said about 60 houses
in Brandon were damaged, along
with dozens of mobile homes.
Mississippi Power & Light Co.
spokesman Edd Jussely said power
may not be restored to some Rankin
County homes for two days.
U.S. Rep. G.V. "Sonny"
Montgomery, D-Miss., whose dis-
trict includes Rankin County, said
he will ask President Bush to de-
clare the area eligible for federal
Mike Wood, who lives about a
half-mile away from the Brandon
mobile home park, described the
"I can see for about a 500-yard
radius and all I see is devastation all
around us. I don't think anything
will be salvageable on that (trailer)
lot. There was a church on
Highway 468 that is gone. It's just a
slab," he said.
Larry Tribble looked for things
to salvage in the wreckage of the
mobile home his daughter and son-
in-law had shared since being mar-
ried in August.
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) -
Wayne County officials have
stopped begging Northwest Airlines
to support their expansion plans for
Detroit Metropolitan Airport and are
moving ahead on a $368 million
For years, Eagan, Minn.-based
Northwest has called the shots on the
airport's expansion. Northwest
operates most of the passenger
flights at the airport, which is its
But Northwest's recent financial
problems and a new airport tax that
is expected to generate $30 million a
year have shifted the balance of
power in the county's favor.
So instead of waiting for
negotiations with Northwest over the
scale of expansion at the airport,
county officials said Friday that they
are proceeding with planning for the
The new terminal is part of the
county's hoped-for expansion
program that also would involve a
new domestic terminal and runways.
Should Northwest fail to agree to
pay its share of the expansion, the
county could seek another carrier for
the Detroit hub, said county D:nuty
Executive Mike Duggan.
"This plan is designed to make us
independent of Northwest," Duggan
said. "We may end up with an
agreement with a different domestic
carrier to build a hub in Detroit.
"Everything we do is on a
negotiable basis. If a different carrier
were to come in and indicate they
wanted to pay for the terminal, the
county has a legal right to reach an
agreement with that carrier."
Detroit Metro's international
terminal now has six gates that are
too small for jumbo jets.
The new international terminal
would have 15 to 25 gates,
compared with 21 at Chicago's
O'Hare Airport and 20 at Dallas-
Fort Worth International Airport.
The county will commission a
design for the international terminal,
with construction beginning in 1994
and an opening in 1997 or 1998,
Duggan said the county's
announcement was unrelated to
Northwest's agreement Thursday
with its unions on a $1 billion cost-
cutting plan designed to stave off
Eusebio Aldaco tosses debris out of a window in a two story house
yesterday in Channelview, Texas. The house was damaged by the
tornado that struck the suburb of Channelview near Houston, Saturday.
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progress. For example, the School of
Social Work includes material sensi-
tive to sexual-orientation in its
literature and has worked more
closely with LGMPO.
"(I am) really happy to see posi-
tive changes that have been made
with groups and organizations - in
not surprisingly are
similar to ours.'
Dr. Jayne Thorson
particular the School of Social
Work. Its really important that fac-
ity begin to organize," Toy said.
Thorson agreed with Toy and
stressed that simply writing the re-
port yielded substantial education
and change to a problem with a long
"A lot of education and change
occurred in writing our report,"
Thorson said. "Sexual orientation is
not a new issue,".she added, refer-
ring to faculty members that had
been fired in a series of purges at the
U-M in the 1950s and '60s.
"People at U-M have been
working on this for a long time.
History captures that very well,"
Thorson said. "(The report is simply)
the most recent step in a long strug-
gle involving sexual orientation."
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"My objection is that it is poorly
worded," he said.
Zimmerman said U-M members
rarely agree with the other schools
on issues of funding.
The Academic Affairs caucus
passed a resolution supported by the
U-M delegation that calls for the
elimination of discrimination in the
Reserve Officer Training Corps fo-
cusing on discrimination faced by
women, lesbians, gay men and
MCC also affirmed its commit-
ment to women, lesbians, gay men
and bisexuals in other caucus
Campbell presented ideas for in-
creasing awareness of issues affect-
"It's very important for an orga-
nization like ours that doesn't re-
ceive PAC money to take grass roots
action," Campbell said. "Legislators
need to see letters on the issues."
MCC commended state Rep.
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) for his
work on legislation that affects stu-
dents including the Freedom of In-
formation Act and the Open Meet-
In his acceptance speech, Bullard
praised the MCC delegates for their
efforts in Lansing, specifically their
fight against harassment in the
"It's a powerful move that obvi-
ously is not for your short-term self
interest, but for your values of equal
dignity of every citizen," he said.
U-M delegate Roger DeRoo said
he was pleased that all three U-M
campuses were represented at the
conference despite the fact that the
U-M Board of Regents cut funding
"The evidence was given to other
schools that students at U-M support
the MCC despite what the regents
did over the summer with cutting
their fees," DeRoo said.
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home because of assault complaints
against Neal. So, that quote is a
fact," she said.
"You certainly quoted my quote
exactly as I stated it to you and
that's not a misrepresentation.
That's a statement of fact and it was
approved by my attorney and there's,
records of that in the Sheriff's de-
partment," she said.
David Morse, chief prosecutor for'
Livingston County, said his office
has no record that Nielsen was
charged regarding these or any other
incidents. However, he added that,
documents from that time period
would now be shredded. Nielsen was
never arrested regarding any of these
Late last month, Nielsen had
records of three complaints ex-
punged, or removed, from his public
record. He did not request that a
fourth complaint - a larceny com-
plaint which he filed against Mueller
- be expunged.
Lt. Henry Gallup, law enforce-
ment operations officer of the
Livingston's Sheriff's department,
informed the Daily of only two files
- one civil complaint and the
larceny complaint - when it filed a
request under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA).
The content of these files remains
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bet at a meeting of the National
Conference of City Mayors.
Although the Wolverines and the
Buckeyes have parted for another
year, Brater's days as an avid foot-
ball fan are not over.
Brater also made a bet with the
withheld. Nielsen cited a Michigan
statute that allows the return of
records for which charges have not
been filed, and Gallup complied, de-
spite the fact that the Daily previ-
ously requested the same files under
"His statute takes precedent over
Freedom of Information, as it's told
to me," Gallup said.
"I can't give you a good reason
(why), other than the fact that with
what I had on my desk, it wasn't a
priority Monday, and it wasn't a pri-.
ority Tuesday. And I had five days,"
Nielsen verbally requested the
files two days after they had been re-
quested by the Daily.
Gallup said he went through
Sheriff's department records to re-
trieve a third complaint for Nielsen.
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anonymous letter explaining the
evening's confusion. "Students felt
like cattle. ... They were herded up
and down the stairs."
Black Student Union (BSU) rep-
resentative Amy Ellis said, "We're
talking about a lot of frustrated peo-
ple who can't have fun at parties."
Minority Affairs Commission
(MAC) Chair Jung Han suggested
U-M students purchase tickets in
advance, and that the remaining
tickets be sold at the door for stu-
"If tickets did not have to be sold
in advance, when capacity is
reached, (students) can leave," Han
Cianciola argued selling tickets
at the door is a valid suggestion to
alleviate the problems of over-
crowded parties, but that the spon-
soring organizations should not
make commitments beyond capacity
of the room.
"I don't discount that alternative,
but there are others," he said.
He added if tickets to events were
sold at the door, non-U-M students
would gain access to parties and cre-
ate potential security problems.
"When it comes down to safety,
we will not compromise," Cianciola
Although it was decided that
ticket sales at the door was not a so-
lution at present time, the group
agreed to create a Social Events
Task Force by next semester. The
committee - to be composed of
many diverse student organization
leaders, administrators, and security
officers - would anticipate and
weed out potential problems that oc-
cur at Union parties.
"We need progress - nothing
gets done," said LSA senior and
BSU member David Marable. "We
always come back to the same is-
Cianciola said that the two
groups must work through their
problems and come to solutions.
"We got here together and I'm
convinced we will get out of here
together," he said.
A meeting to discuss the party
policy and the social events task
force further will be held after
Referring to the file, Gallup said,
"(Mueller) called in a civil
(complaint) against him because he'd
been there - something with the
However, Gallup said there was
nothing in third file indicative ofW
"There was nothing incriminating
in the complaint ... that would have
thrown as a discredit on him. I
mean, there was no assault involved,
nobody got beat up, you know, that
type of thing."
The content of this file remains
in Nielsen's possession.
mayor of Seattle, Wash. on the Rose
Bowl, in which the Wolverines will
take on the Washington Huskies.
"He bet me some Washington
salmon, but I don't know what I'll
give him yet," she spid.
Brater added, "If the game turns
out like last year's, I'd better start
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