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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCII, No. 1-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 5, 1982 Free Issue Twenty Pages

Argentina sinks
LONDON (AP) - An Argentine jet been rescued leaving about 360 McDon
fighter blasted a missile into the British sailors still missing. survivors
destroyer Sheffield yesterday and as BRITISH DEFENSE Ministry THE S
many as 30 of the 270 crewmen were spokesman Ian McDonald said the battle fle
feared killed as they abandoned the 3,660-ton Sheffield was struck by a more th
blazing hulk, the British Defense missile and caught fire, "which spread vessels e
Ministry announced. out of control." around t
Although the ministry did not say the British news media said the seven- which we
ship sank, it reported the crew was or- year-old Sheffield, one of the most McDon
dered overboard "when there was no modern warships in the Royal Navy, British H
longer any hope of saving the ship." sank after being hit by a missile fired the pilot
Argentina's counterblow came as from a French-made Etendard fighter- field at SI
Argentine rescue craft continued sear- bomber from a distance of more than 20 Argent
ching for survivors from the cruiser miles. -The reports said the Argentine not imme
General Belgrano, sunk in the frigid pilot of the land-based jet fired two sinking
waters of the South Atlantic on Sunday missiles, one missing and the other claimed b
by a British submarine. Argentina an- scoring a direct hit on the Sheffield's tacking
nounced that at least 680 survivors have control room. 40 miles
..4m..W - M -1- -g

ald said all the destroyer's
were picked up.
SHEFFIELD was in the British
et of at least 27 warships and
an 40 requisitioned civilian
nforcing a 200-mile blockade
he disputed Falkland Islands,
re seized April 2 by Argentina.
ald also announced that a
farrier jet was shot down and
killed during a raid on the air-
tanley, theFalklands capital.
ina's military government did
ediately issue a report on the
of the HMS Sheffield, but
two out of three Harrier jets at-
a dirt runway at Goose Green,
west of Stanley, were shot

h ship
down. It made no mention of a raid on
the main Falklands airfield at Stanley.
BOTH THE Stanley and Goose Green
airstrips were pummeled by British
warplanes Sunday in the first major
strike of the air-sea offensive launched
by Britain to recapture the barren
Falkland Islands 250 miles off Argen-
tina's southern coast.
British Defense Secretary John Nott,
confirming the first loss of lives by
British forces in the warfare, initially
told the House of Commons "twelve
men are missing and there are likely to
be other casualties" from the loss of the
Within minutes he said he had new in-
formation and told the stunned
legislators the number of deaths could
be as high as 30.
"NEARLY ALL THE dship's com-
pany and the captain are accounted
for," he said, and were picked up by
other British vessels.
In other developments in the rapidly
escalating conflict, the United States
announced that some personnel were
being evacuated from the U.S. Em-
bassy in Buenos Aires because of
Argentine fury at America's support of
Britain. The British government repor-
ted "no progress" in efforts to find a
peaceful solution, and Ireland dropped
its backing of Britain and called for an
urgent U.N. Security Council session to
end the bloodshed.
U. N. Secretary-General Javier
Perez de Cuellar said he had given both
See 30 SAILORS, Page 9
Catching up
While the Daily was
out of publication and the
University community
was in the throes of finals
and then a vacation, the
news did not stop. A brief
recap of the major local
events since April 17 ap-
pears on Page 3.
brain. A follow-up pathological study,
conducted by the hospital's chief
medical examiner Robert Hendrix,
showed that the hemorrhaging was
caused by an injury to the head,
presumably incurred during Shapiro's
fall from his loft, Hendrix said.
SHAPIRO'S mother said yesterday
that she still did not know the cause of
her son's death. She said she and her
husband Haskell of Newton, Mass.,
would not consider any legal action un-
See STUDENT, Page 14

Preventive maintenance
In an effort to protect the new grass in front of Angell Hall, the University has erected fences to keep people from
making dirt roads where there would be foliage. The fences may come down ao winter approaches, officials said.

dies after
fali from
dorm loft

An 18-year-old Markley dormitory
resident died early April 22 at Univer-
sity Hospital after undergoing surgery
on a broken leg sustained in a six-foot
fall from his dorm room loft.
An autopsy showed that David
Shapiro, an LSA freshman, died of a
head injury he apparently sustained
when he jumped from his loft to answer
the phone at 9:15 a.m. April18.
SHAPIRO WAS fully conscious and
reported no pain in his head before the

operation, friends and family members
said. An examination and full set of x-
rays showed no sign of serious injury to
his head, Shapiro's mother Arline said
But after a successful operation the
morning of April 21, Shapiro "just
didn't wake up," said Harold Rotman,
the medical examiner who conducted
the autopsy.
The official cause of Shapiro's death
is listed as a subdural hemorrhage,
which Rotman described as blood in the


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