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May 10, 1980 - Image 14

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Pge 4-Saturdbly, May 10, 1980-The MichigarDbaily
Florida aided in admittingCubans
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP)-The Coast city in Florida's Pandhandle departed significant numbers of immigrants The Maritza, which had 200 refugees
Guard rescued 250 refugees whose for resettlement in California, Illinois, could be tricky, aboard and was towing a disabled 27-
sealift boats ran aground yesterday and Nevada, Oreon and New Jersey with At least two governors-Bill foot boat carrying 50 more refugees,
federal marshals and Marines took relatives and sponsors who will help Clements of Texas and Richard Lamm ran aground in the Marquesas Keys
over the massive Cuban refugee them build a new life in America. of Colorado-have said they would like about 20 miles west of Key West and
processing operation from exhausted THE THOUSANDS of refugees their states declared off-limits to the began taking on water.
sae iit enfleeing Cuba can ex~pect a gracious Cubans. Ab oa ta rdhelcopter dope
While hundreds of refugees continued elcome in the rUnited States onl if At Ft. Chaffee, Ark., soldiers were emergency pumps and life jackets to
to pour in from Cuba's Port of Mariel, c knte rig sots. in prepared to receive airlift flights of the vessels, the Point Estero took the
the first group of refugees from a tent refugees from the already overflowing refugees off the 27-foot boat and the
Florida tent encampments, hangars, Coast Guard patrol boat managed to
£gymnasiums, National Guard free the grounded lobster boat and
Armories and abandoned missile sites escort it safely to port.
that have been the temporary home for By mid-afternoon yesterday, officials
.x the 29,750 refugees who have crossed said 1,913 refugees had arrived at the
the Florida Straits to freedom in the 20- old U.S. Navy Base where the sealift
day-old ealift. refugees are being processed.
THE COAST GUARD averted a The new arrivals will find $300,000
potential tragedy yesterday by rushing worth of new shoes and clothing
the cutter Point Estero and a patrol donated by Cuban exils living in Puerto
boat to the aid of the 53-foot lobster boat Rico.
Farris, Knott new
acting deans


members is currently seeking a
permanent replacement for Ragone.
He added that the committee has
already submitted several
Knott.iwill assume the position of
acting LSA dean on July 1 when current
LSA Dean Billy Frye assumes the office
of University vice-president for
academic affairs. Knott came to the
University in 1967 as an, assistant-
professor of English. He has been
associated LSA dean for curriculum
since 1977, and while with the English
department served on its curriculum
and executive committees. He also
initiated the freshman seminar
KNOTT SAID HIS basic objective as
acting dean of the college is "to keep
everything functioning as smoothly as

possible." He added that he thought it
would be difficult for an acting dean to
initiate any new programs.
"The responsibilities (of a dean)," he
continued, "are much larger than those
of an associate dean. For one thing, he
has to be responsive to more people and
more concerns."
Sussman said choosing an acting
dean is a fairly difficult task because
"they do everything a dean does-it's
always a difficult equation to balance."
A committee is now being selected to
chose Frye's replacement as LSA dean,
he continued. It will consist of six
faculty members and at least two
Sussman did not rule out the
possibility of either deanship being
filled by someone from outside the
University community.

MORE EXHAUSTED CUBAN refugees arrived in Key West yesterday as the
exodus from Cuba continues. These two refugees came in a flotilla of ocean-
going shrimp boats.


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