100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

November 13, 2000 - Image 7

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 2000-11-13

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 13, 2000 - 7A
lire rom cable car crash leaves 10 riders dead

I APRUN, Austria (AP) - Relatives and friends who
had waited through the night in this Alpine village
began to get word yesterday on whether their loved ones
were among the dead in a cable car fire that killed about
170 people in a mountain tunnel.
With the village hall draped in black and candles
urning on shop steps, shattered townsfolk gathered in
the Kaprun church for Sunday Mass. As they mourned,
emergency crews tried to reach the spot where scores of
people, many children and teen-agers, were killed Satur-
day by smoke and flames.
"We understand Christ's wail on the cross: 'My God,
-why have you forsaken me?" priest Peter Hofer said in
his sermon. Others gave thanks after realizing their
loved ones were safe.
"My son is, thank God, all right," said Gottfried
Nindl. His boy had planned to go on the cable car with
is friends, but didn't because they had slept too late, he
aid.
The car, pulled on rails underground for most of the
3,200 yards up the Kitzsteinhorn mountain to a glacier
region, stopped, blazing, about 600 yards inside a moun-
tai tunnel Saturday morning. The cause of the fire has
not been determined.
Rescuers could not reach the victims as the fire raged
on Passengers tried to flee through the deep tunnel, but
most were felled by the thick smoke and flames. Eigh-
teen people survived, mainly by fleeing downwards in
e tunnel where the smoke was thinner, authorities said.
It was still unclear how many people- were in the cable

car, but it was believed that it had a capacity of 180 peo-
ple and was full.
The retrieval of the bodies was delayed by toxic fumes
inside the tunnel and the need to secure the charred car.
Chief firefighter Anton Brandauer said the tunnel was
now almost smoke-free and that the retrieval of the bod-
ies could begin.
But as night rolled in, other officials said the accident
site remained too dangerous, suggesting recovery efforts
could be delayed until today.
Once the remains of the victims are brought into
town, authorities plan to set up a large tent in the town
center where relatives and friends can say final
farewells. From there, authorities planned to take the
bodies to Salzburg for forensic examination.
Authorities said yesterday they had identified 155 of
the victims with near certainty. Among them were 52
Austrians, 42 Germans, 10 Japanese, eight Americans,
two Slovenes and a Croat.
The victims were identified by eliminating those who
had returned alive from a list of 2,500 people who had
taken the cable car up the slope before the fire.
Three U.S. army personnel were confirmed among the
dead. The Americans were part of a group of mostly
military personnel from Wuerzburg, Germany, and their
families, said Maj. Drew Stathis, a member of the
group.
Stathis said missing Americans from the group

included a family of four with two children,
couple and a man and his son.

an engaged

AP PHOTO
Smoke billows out of a tunnel on the Kitzsteinhorn mountain in Kaprun, Austria, yesterday where a fire in a cable car killed at
least 170 people, including eight Americans.

NEEL
Continued from Page 1A
Tierney waited until after James V Neel's death to
release the book.
"I think that it's not an accident that they waited
:until my father died. If he were alive, I believe he
would have absolutely no difficulty in correcting all
the errors," Neel said.
Neel said knowing how dedicated his father was to
his work has led him to believe Tierney's book is
more fiction than fact.
"As a family, it's very hard to read Mr. Tierney's
altegations, knowing that (James V Neel) was a
committed scientist that observed the highest moral
andethical standards," Neel said. "The evidence is
overwhelming that this is much closer to a hoax."
Last Thursday, Bruce Alberts, president of the
National Academy of Sciences, released a statement
ying many of the points made by Tierney are not
esearched well and that the author contradicts some

of his points within the book itself.
Alberts said the Edmonston B vaccine was
deemed safe and while it has been administered to
18 million infants, only three have died.
Alberts also said while some members of the
Yanomami tribe reacted to the vaccine with a fever,
none died as a result of the vaccine.
"Given all of the foregoing, Mr. Tierney's misuse
of source material and the factual errors and innuen-
does in his book do a grave disservice to a great sci-
entist and to science itself," Alberts said.
On Oct. 12, the National Book Foundation
announced "Darkness in El Dorado" was a finalist
for the nonfiction National Book Award.
In response to the announcement, University Vice
President of Research Fawwaz Ulaby wrote a letter
to the foundation asking them to conduct a fair
review of the book before bestowing it with the
award.
"A number of distinguished scholars made it clear
that the excerpt had significant errors of fact and that

it improperly characterized the activities" of Neel
and Chagnon, Ulaby wrote.
"We were seriously concerned about the allega-
tions in the article and evidently in the book. We
conducted an internal investigation and believe the
allegations are false," he continued.
In a letter written to Time Magazine dated Sept.
29, Chagnon said he was appalled by all claims in
Tierney's book.
"Their assertion that James V. Neel, I, and oth-
ers of our research team deliberately infected the
Yanomami Indians with measles in 1968 to docu-
ment how many would di-e is nothing short of
heinous,' Chagnon wrote.
Neel's son said he and his family are grateful
for the support they have received since the alle-
gations surfaced.
"As a family, we were heartened by the tremen-
dous support on the part of the University, the Acad-
emy and numerous other societies and individuals all
over the world," he said.

VETERANS
Continued from Page 1A
"It's good for students to walk by
and see this," said LSA senior Josh
Schore, referring to the vigil.
Members of the Air Force, the
Army and the Navy took part in an
event at the Veterans Hospital,
where U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-

Ann Arbor) spoke to veterans.
Members of the three divisiis of
the military were able to in'teract
with women and men who defeinded
the United States in World War 11,
the Vietnam War and the Korean
War.
"It's a reminder that freedom isn't
free," Gaughan said. "Someone has
to pay the price."

_. ._...

TRAVEL CONSULTANT
Cow cil Travel seeks enthusiastic entry level
ngultant. Ff/ only. Starting @ $19,000 +
benefits. Fax resume & cover letter to
Pan: 734-998-0741 or call 734-998-0200.
TUTOR NEEDED to introduce my 4 mo.
bid infant to the French Language. Refs. req.
662-7731.
WAITERS, WAITRESSES, Bartenders,
Cooks, and Managers Wanted for local
restaurants. Fax resume to (734) 629-0345 or
log on to www.needwaitstaff.com
WANTED: Occasional Male Smokers-
Male smokers between the ages of 25 and 45
ed for UM study. Payment of $220.
11734-763-9000, #6309
child care
AFTER SCHOOL child care. 3 kids M,W,F
from 3-6:30 pm. Energetic, reliable, own car.
JanApril (through June if avail.). 994-4535.
BABYSITTER NEEDED during the day on
Dec. 27-29. and on Jan. 3-5. 662-3062.
BYSITTER NEEDED for 3 children
ut 10-12 hrslwk near campus. Non-
smoking, own trans. Hrs. flex. Call 662-0719.
BABYSITTER needed, for infant. M-F. F/T.
Jan-Jun. Royal Oak. 248-280-0778.
CHILD CARE needed for 4 mo. old infant.
1Bilingual a plus. Flex. hrs. Refs. req. and own
trans. Great pay! 662-7731.
CHILDCARE WANTED in A2 home close
to campus. 10-15 hrs./wk. incl. mornings &
afternoons' and weekends. Exp., refs., &
,Ins req. Price neg. Ages 2 yrs. and 4 yrs.
Il 332-7921.
tickets & travel
*SPRING BREAK SPECIALS! Cancun &
Jamaica From $389! Air, Hotel, Free Meals,
Drinks! Award Winning Company! Plan
Goup - Go Free!! Florida Vacations $129!
springbreaktravel.com 1-800-678-6386.
SPRING BREAK Vacations! Best Prices
aranteed. Cancun, Jamaica, Bahamas &
Florida. Book Cancun and get free meal plan.
Earn cash , go free! Now hiring campus reps.
1-800-234-7007. endlesssummertours.com.
**FREE Spring Break Trips *** 'Book
15 or more to Cancun, Mazatlan, Acapulco,
Jamaica, Florida, or S. Padre and you go
FREE! Reliable TWA flights. Best Prices.
Call Now! 1,800,SURFS.UP
Www.studentexpress.com

Acapulco
Bahamas
Florida
Europe
CR"tSTA Tuuvo
Michigani Unon Grovnd Boor
323-937-115SO
A528 SoA ,Sts St
STRAVELT 734-764-2555

announcements
gul

BUY/SELL all Penn State vs. U of M
football tickets at 517-351-1992 or
www.jamestheticketman.com. All Major
credit cards accepted. 734-260-6760.

I

Panama City Beach
Florida
from $99 per person
Sandpiper Beacon beach
resort the "fun place"!
Home of the world's
long est keg party!
Drink draft beer all week
long * Tiki beach bar
* Entertainment by Boogie
Incorporated * Bikini con-
tests o Male hard body con-
tests * 3 pools * Lazy river
ride water slide*Hu ge
beachfront * Hot tub* Mini
golf gift shop * Suites up to
10 people.
1-800-488-8828
www.sandpiperbeacon.com

TRAVEL
SERVICES
1-800-648-4849
www.ststravel.com

On CWMM s CnPUt
Nbk Bwgu (734)222.1017
&k cDubm ~ (734)222.0528
Pnd.IcW ilmn (134)222-0481

SPRING BREAK 2001
Acapulco, Cancun, San Juan. Get a group,
you could go free!! Call Francis at Regency
Travel, A2, 734-665-6122. Check for our low
air fares to everywhere.
SPRING BREAK 2001! Cancun,
Bahamas.Eat, drink, travel for free, wanted
Campus reps! Call USA Spring Break toll
free (877)460-6077, for trip information and
rates.. 25 Continuous Years of Student
Travel! www.usaspringbreak.com.
SPRING BREAK Panama City, Daytona,
South Beach, FL. & Padre. Best parties.
Hotels and condos. Lowest prices
guaranteed! www.myspringbreak.net
(800)575-2026.
SPRING BREAK! Cancun, Mazatlan,
Bahamas, Jamaica & Florida. Call Sunbreak
,,Student Vacations for info. on going free
and earning cash. Call 1-800-446-8355 or
e-mail sales@sunbreaks.com
SPRING BREAK 2001
Jamaica, Cancyn, Florida, Barbabos Bahamas.
Now Hiring Campus Reps. Earn 2 Free Trips.
Free Meals... Book by Nov. 2nd.
Call for FREE info pack or visit on-line
suns plashtours.com
1-800-426-7710
&ra a dr. a,
SPRING BREAK! Deluxe Hotels, Reliable
Air, Free Food, Drinks and Parties! Cancun,
Jamaica, Bahamas, Mazatlan & Florida.
Travel Free and Earn Cash! Do it on the
Web! Go to Studentcity.com or
800-293-1443 for info.
Bahamas Party
Cruise 1279
amaca $439
Night: " Ai, & Hotel " Save $150 on Food & Drinks
Cancun 399
7 Nights " Ar & Hotel " Fre Food & 30 Hours of Drinks
springbreaktravel.com - Our 14th Year!
1-800-678-6386
WANTED! SPRING BREAKERS!

The Michigan Daily
will not be published
on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
Therefore, there will be
the following
EARLY
DEADLINES:
Monday, Nov. 27
Line ad: Nov. 22
Camera ready ad: Nov. 21
Typed copy ad: Nov. 20
Tuesday. Nov. 28
Camera ready: Nov. 21
Typed copy ad: Nov. 21
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Typed copy ad: Nov. 21

The' Office'ofN ew SWudzt Pro grct
is now recruiting for
Summer 2001.
Orientation Leaders
1Te& Su*n*ner al vL'f~tm
New Student and Parent Orientation Programs
Employment Dates: May 21st - August 10th, 2001.
Compensation: $2700 stipend plus room & board in
South Quad
Work Schedule:
New Student Program: Leaders work 3 days a week
with early morning through late evening hours. Some
weekend work may be required.
Parent Program: Leaders work 4 days a week from
approx. 8 AM - 5 PM.
Eligibility: Must be an enrolled undergraduate student in good
academic standing. Leaders may not be enrolled in classes
during the 2001 Spring and Summer Terms.
Application Process: Interested students can pick up an appli-
cation at any of the Mass Meetings or at the Office of New
Student Programs (3511 Student Activities Building) after
November 13. All applicants must attend a group interviewon

GO DIRECT=Savings! #1 Internet-based
company offering wholesale Spring Break
packages (no middlemen)! Zero traveler
complaints last year! 1-800-367-1252
www.springbreakdirect.com
OpenSeats.con. For UM football,
basketball, and bowlgame tickets. Buy or
sell your tickets on openseats.com. It's fans
helping fans online-and it works!
NOBOOY DOES BREAKSBETTER!
Feb n-Mar31,2001
Panama City FL =

Software4college.com- discout software for
students. Save up to 40%
roommates
3 PEOPLE seek 4th for roommate in 4
bdrm. hse. Large room, great lc! $375/mo.
ic. utils. 747-8339. Ask for Barbara.

s®m

T' ' - /I

South Padre TX 1'NNZ.

***ACT NOW! 'GUARANTEE THE

i a... a

"rd

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan