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2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 5, 1996



NASA launches $196
million probe to Mars

- NASA launched a spacecraft to
Mars early yesterday carrying the
1rst-ever interplanetary rover, a six-
wheeled cart that will roam the frigid
Martian surface in search of rocks.
The Mars Pathfinder began its 310
million-mile journey atop an unmanned
rocket that lifted off at 1:58 a.m. It was
the third try; launch attempts earlier in
the week were stymied by bad weather
and a computer failure.
An hour later, the last rocket engine
fired and propelled Pathfinder toward
Mars at a speed of more than 23,000
mph. Launch controllers cheered and

Pathfinder is the second probe to be
sent to Mars by NASA in the past
The Global Surveyor took off on
Nov. 7, the first of 10 U.S. spacecraft
to be sent to the Red Planet over the
next decade in hopes of determining
whether life ever existed there. A
Mars spacecraft launched one week
later by the Russians plummeted
from orbit, adding to scientists' anx-
iety over the flight of Pathfinder.
If all goes well, Pathfinder should
beat the slower Global Surveyor to Mars
by two months, landing on July 4, 1997.
It would be the first time in 21 years
that a spacecraft has landed on Mars.

Continued from Page A
the residence halls to be presented for
approval at the RHA meeting tomor-
row. It is a list of problems that we feel
need to be addressed as soon as possi-
ble," Sosbe said.
If approved by RHA today, the pro-
posals will be forwarded to the
H o u s i n g
Department for IWol
final approval.
Bill Zeller, direc- see MS
tor of University
Housing, said safe- campus
ty on campus has
remained the No. 1 concern
concern of stu-
dents, and especial- greaf er
ly parents, who
have looked at the
"The number of
safety incidents earlier this year caused
Housing to seriously look at the way
security was being handled," Zeller said.
Zeller said the University has
installed further measures of security,
such as 24-hour lock-ups in the resi-
dence halls, and listened to proposals
for installing more card-access secu-
rity systems. Another suggestion is to


require residents to sign in guests at
the halls, especially on football week-
Ian Lucas, a newly elected repre-
sentative to the Michigan Student
Assembly, said one of the reasons he
was compelled to run for his seat was
to improve campus safety.
"I would like to see MSA address
campus safety concerns to a greater
extent than
they have in
ild like to the past,"
Lucas said.
address "As elected
safeti tives, I think
it's our job to
$ to a ensure that
LA ethe University
EAren. is doing a suf-
ficient job of
- Ian Luc as creating a safe
a representative environment
for us."
About 20 students attended the
forum, which Garcia said was aimed
at raising awareness of the impor-
tance of campus security and public
The panel also included representa-
tives from the Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center,
Housing Security and DPS.

Govt. deal may affect Noriega case
ATLANTA - A skeptical appeals court panel questioned prosecutors yesterday
about a deal the government made with a Cali cartel figure to encourage a witness'
testimony against Manuel Noriega.
Noriega's defense attorneys didn't learn about the deal to shorten the prison sen-
tence of a cartel kingpin's half-brother until after the 1992 trial that put Panam4
former dictator in jail for 40 years on drug charges.
The defense also learned belatedly - from cartel informants - that the encour-
agement also involved a $1.25 million bribe the cartel gave Ricardo Bilonick, a
Panamanian whose airline ferried cocaine to the United States.
The witness deal "casts a shadow over the entire case," attorney Jon May told
the three-judge panel of the 11 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is consider-
ing Noriega's request to overturn his drug conviction.
Prosecutors say they didn't know of the bribe, and they deny any dealings with
the Cali cartel itself.
But the judges extensively questioned assistant U.S. attorney Dawn Bowen about
why the government didn't disclose the sentence reduction..
"I find it hard to believe the U.S. government believed there was no relationship
between these arrangements with the cartel ... and (the witness) coming to Miami,"
Judge J.L. Edmondson said yesterday.


Continued from Page IA
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married instead of not being recog-
Donald, a University student who
would not to give his last name, dis-
agrees with the idea of same-sex mar-
"This simply is not right. I don't
know how people could actually
allow something like this to happen.
People will abuse this if the decision}
stands. Hopefully it will be over-
turned in a higher court," he said..
- The Associated Press
contributed to this report.
Continued from Page 1A
Scaglione said.
Other students ddrided the acts by
white supremacists.
"It's crazy,' said LSA sophomore
Keith Hardy. "Since no one really
believes (Hitler was right) it's kind of
Scaglione said it was difficult for
student organizations to respond when
the distributors of the materials have
not fully been identified. But he said
the incidents called for action.
"It tells me that Hillel has to redou-
ble its efforts to pursue justice and pro-
mote harmony on this campus,"
Scaglione said.
Lefrak said the FMC/ARA is con-
cerned about the presence of a "grouping
of people that are organized for racist ter-
ror" and hoped to inform the community
about such a group if identified.
"These people organize surrepti-
tiously so sometimes it's harder to
expose them," Lefrak said.
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Supreme Court set
to weigh Brady Act
WASHINGTON - For seven
years, a wheelchair-bound James
Brady and his wife, Sarah, fought for
passage of national legislation to reg-
ulate the sale of handguns. They were
unrelenting advocates, pitted against
the lobbyists of the National Rifle
They watched a bill requiring
buyer-background checks die, get
revived, cause a congressional stand-
off and finally, in late 1993, pass
both houses to become the first
major gun-control law in a quarter
The Brady Act, named for the former
press secretary who was disabled in the
1981 assassination attempt on President
Reagan. was immediately challenged
by local sheriffs, who must perform the
background checks, as an unconstitu-
tional infringement on their power.
Now, the most controversial gun-
control bill of the era has reached the
Supreme Court, just as the justices are
questioning whether Congress is

imposing too much of its will on local
authorities. Oral arguments on the case
are set for Tuesday.
"The American people won a great
victory over the gun lobby 2 1/2 years
ago," Brady said at a recent news c
ference."I hope, and trust, that the high
court will not mess with success."
Stock car owner
indicted for bribery
Hendrick, owner of a top stock car
racing team and among the nation's
biggest car dealers, was indicted yes-
terday on charges of bribing Hon
executives to get more business.
The case is linked to a nationwide
kickback scheme that has led to the
conviction of several Honda execu-
tives, employees and dealers.
The indictment said Hendrick
bribed Honda executives to get pref-
erential treatment for getting more
dealerships and more cars to sell.
He has acknowledged giving
$120,000 to a former top sales exec
tive to help him buy homes.


Govt. names plane's
Ethiopian hijackers
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Two
unemployed high school graduates and
a nurse were identified yesterday as the
hijackers of a jet that crashed off the
Comoros Islands last month.
The Ethiopian Airlines jet made a
crash landing off an Indian Ocean
beach when it ran out of fuel on Nov
23, killing 125 of the 175 aboard.
None of the hijackers had ever
belonged to a political party in Ethiopia
or neighboring Djibouti, where the
nurse worked, Maj. Alem-Segued
Gebre-Yonnishanis, the deputy federal
police commissioner, told state radio.
The hijackers had claimed they were
opponents of the government and had
escaped from prison. They told the pilot
they wanted to go to Australia.
The Ethiopian men were identified
as Alemayehu Bekeli Belayneh,
Mathias Solomon Belay and Sultan Ali
Hussein. Officials did not say which
was the nurse or how old they were.
All three are believed to have died in


We need six top-notch students
to sell yellow page advertising in
the campus telephone directory
during the summer of 1997.
This is a summer job in Ann
Arbor, open to freshmen,
sophomores, juniors, seniors
k ..and graduate students who
are not in summer school.
Our most successful interns have
good skills in presenting, closing,
time management and
organization. Persistence, an
interest in sales and an outgoing
x nature is also important.
Business majors must bid for
interviews by December 6.
All other majors go to Career
Center by December 6.
Interviews will be held at The
School of Business on January
13 and at the Career Center on

the crash.
The Boeing 767, en route to West
Africa, was hijacked shortly after tak
off from Ethiopia's capital, Ad*
One of the hijackers claimed he had
a grenade. Another wielded an ax and a
liquor bottle. The third reportedly used
a fire extinguisher as a weapon.
suspends candidacy
unrelenting U.S. opposition, U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-
Ghali suspended. his candidacy for a
second term yesterday, opening the way
for new nominees for the top U.N. post.
Boutros-Ghali emphasized he still
remains an official candidate, however,
and supporters were said to be urging
the Egyptian diplomat to stay in the
race. The United States cast the lone
veto against him in a first-round vote
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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