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14-Friday July 25, 1980-The Michigan Daily

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Summer shenanigans
Three young boys find an unusual way to beat the summer heat. They stand by a roadside puddle in Westerly, Rhode Island, encouraging passing motorists to
splash them.
FORECASTS INCREASING HUNGER, POLLUTION:
Study predicts grim future

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WASHINGTON (UPI) - The gover-
nment's most comprehensive study of
the future laid down yesterday a grim
warning of a world that will be in-
creasingly crowded, hungry, polluted
and unstable by the year 2000 - unless
international action heads off the
problems.
Secretary of State Edmund Muskie,
presenting the massive study "Global
2000," said, "World population growth,
the degradation of the earth's natural
resource base and the spread of en-
vironmental pollution collectively
threaten the welfare of mankind."
HOWEVER, HE said, "Global 2000 is
not a prediction. If we begin our work
now, we will say in twenty years that
Global 2000 was wrong. What a glorious

achievement that would be."
President Carter, presented with the
report, responded by naming Chairman
Gus Speth of the Council on Environ-
mental Quality to chair a special
presidential task force to come up with
specific policy recommendations
within about six months.
The study, more than three years in
the making, says the present world
population of four billion will grow to
6.35 billion by the year 2000, with the
most explosive growth in those coun-
tries least able to afford it, especially
Latin America.
Ninety per cent of the growth will oc-
cur in the poorest countries.
ARABLE LAND will increase by only
about four per cent so that - even given
more efficient agricultural methods -
800 million people will go hungry.
The easiest means of increasing
agricultural production - artificial fer-
tilizers and mechanized equipment and
pumps - will require more energy. But
the poorest two-thirds of the world will
not be able to afford the new, expensive

forms of alternative energy.
Even firewood, already becoming
scarce as forests are chopped down or
taken over by deserts, will be 25 per
cent short of requirements in the

poorest countries.
The forecast says even soil to grow
food will be in short supply, as the earth
is washed away or poisoned.

Violinist's body found
bound in et airs haft

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NEW YORK (UPI) - The body of a
woman violinist who vanished between
the acts of a Berlin Ballet performance
at the Metropolitan Opera House was
found nude, bound and gagged yester-
day in an airshaft at the concert hall.
Police said violinist Helen Hagnas
Mintiks was on her way to "an artistic
discussion" in the opera house with
Valery Panov, the Soviet defector who
is a dancer and choreographer with the
Berlin company, when she disap-
peared.
"She never arrived and was not seen
from that point on," said Richard
Nicastro, chief of Manhattan detec-
tives.
AN AUTOPSY was ordered to deter-

mine the cause of death. Nicastro said
it had not been determined if she was
the victim of a sexual assault.
A police spokesman said Mintiks, 30,
performed with a freelance American
orchestra accompanying the Berlin
Ballet at an 8 p.m. performance Wed-
nesday.
After intermission at 9:30 p.m., she
left the orchestra pit to meet with
Panov, police said. The exact nature of
her planned meeting with Panov was
not known, and the Soviet ballet dancer
could not be reached for comment.
Her body was found at 9:15 a.m. in a
ventilation shaft on the third floor of the
opera house. Nicastro said the shaft
was accessible from a staircase and
through an unlocked door.

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