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Page 2 The Michigan Daily - Friday, June 1'1984
WCBN may increase broadcast power

The banner on the wall reads: Do you
have nerve, atyle, taate, knowledge of
the arts and a "CBN attitude"?
Well, if you do, the proposed power
increase for WCBN (88.3 FM), the
University's alternative radio station,
should make you happy.
But no ao faat - the people at WCBN
have been pushing for the power in-
creaae aince 1979.
AT A MEETING last night, General
Manager Randy LeVaaaeur and the
WCBN disc jockey staff discussed the
atation'a problem - that WJIM, a
television atation from Eaat Lansing on
Channel 6, will be hard to receive in the
Ann Arbor area if the campus radio
station increases its power from the 10
watts it has now to the 200 watts it wan-
Last summer the station had a few

test runs at the increased wattage.
LeVasseur said that the tests did inter-
fere with the television station. But disc
jockey Paul Townsend said that WC-
BN'a difficulty in getting approval to
increase power is not so much a
problem with Channel 6 but a "sticky
public relations problem with people in
Ann Arbor who watch Channel 6, and
don't want WCBN transmissions to in-
When people watch television for the
first time in any area, some stations do
not come in clearly, "but people just
think that there is something wrong
with their sets when it is actually radio
interference," he said. But when people
have been getting a particular station
and suddenly they don't, they get mad
aaid Townaend.
LeVASSEUR MET with University
broadcasting attorney Dan Touhey last
week, who suggested WCBN send a let-

ter to Channel 6, to "get their official
blessing," and then to write a letter to
the Federal Communication Com-
mission (FCC) explaining why the
station "is not your average ho-hum
station," LeVasseur said.
"We must show the FCC that we have
programs for the community as a
whole," Townsend said. Another disc
jockey added that the station is "more
than a free jukebox for students at the
Townsend said that .the station
"presents music that isn't available
elsewhere," citing programs such as
the African music show, international
music, gospel, Irish folk and 20th Century
classical music as examples of music that
cannot be found on any other FM stations

in the area.
He also mentioned public affairs
shows, such as the environmental show,
which he said is relevant to all of the
Ann Arbor community. 4
WJJX, WCBN's AM station, is also
increasing its potential audience - in a
less than typical manner. The station
lost $6,000 a few years ago in "an ad-
ministrative mixup," WJJX station
director Ruth Reinis said. The money,
which was recently found in a Univer-
sity account, will be allocated for re-
cabling the station's power lines for
better reception in the dormitories.
Reinis also said that the MUG
restaurants in the ground floor of the
Michigan Union "is willing to broadcast

House vote keeps

Rebel leader's press
conference torn by blast

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - A
bomb explosion ripped through a news
conference at the secret jungle
headquarters of Nicaraguan rebel
leader Eden Pastora, killing four people
and wounding 28. Pastora, the famed
"Commander Zero," suffered burns
and shrapnel wounds.
The Wednesday night blast killed
Linda Frazier, a reporter for the
English-language Tico Times of San
Jose, and Jorge Quiroz, a Costa Rican
television cameraman from San Jose.
A THIRD victim was identified only
as a guerrilla known by her battle
name, "Rosita," who was in charge of
the rebel camp near La Penca, a
Nicaraguan hamlet across the San
Juan River from Costa Rica. Police and
Red Cross officials said the other
person killed was an unidentified rebel.
The blast occurred as reporters
crowded around Pastora for a question-
and-answer session on the second floor
of a two-story wood frame house with a
tropical-style open front.
No group claimed responsibility for
the attack.
IN MOSCOW, the Soviet news agency
Tass accused the CIA of engineering
the explosion. The CIA denied
"categorically" that it had "anything
to do with the bombing of the press con-
ference," said agency spokeswoman

Patricia Volz in Washington.
Pastora is a former Sandinista hero
who broke with his former comrades
two years ago and accused them of
betraying the revolution through their
close links with Cuba and the Soviet
Pastora's cousin and aide, Orion
Pastora, said before the bombing that
the rebel leader had planned to announ-
ce at the news conference his with-
drawal, from the Revolutionary
Democratic Alliance (ARDE) in an in-
ternal dispute.
was planning to join forces with another
rebel group, the Honduras-based
Nicaraguan Democratic Force, known
as FDN.
The two groups receive training,
money, and weapons from the CIA.
Pastora has refused to link up with the
FDN because its military command is
dominated by former followers of the
man the Sandinistas overthrew in July
1979, President Anastasio Somoza.
In Washington, deputy White House
spokesman Larry Speakes said Thur-
sday the Reagan administration
deplored "the loss of life, the injuries
resulting from this incident."
Frazier was the 14th foreign jour-
nalist killed in Central America since

Sea Grant
The House of Representatives
yesterday approved a funding-measure
for the Commerce Department alloting
money for Sea Grant - a nationwide
aquatic research program which in-
cludes a project co-sponsored by the
The Sea Grant Program has been a
perennial target of the Reagan ad-
ministration's proposed budget cuts,
but each year it has been saved by
SEA GRANT is made up of 29 state
programs which study the nation's
coastal waters and the Great Lakes. In
Michigan, the program is jointly spon-
sored by the University and Michigan
State University.
It received $1 million from the federal
government and $600,000 in state funds
last year, according to University Prof.
Alfred Beeton, director of the Michigan
Sea Grant College Program.
The national program was supported
in the House Appropriations Subcom-
mittee by Rep. Robert Carr (D-Mich.).
An aide to Carr said the East Lansing
congressman feels that the Great Lakes
region deserves a larger share of the
federal budget.
BEETON SAID Michigan Sea
Grant's greatest triumph was the
discovery of the "cold water near-
drowning syndrome." Researchers
learned that a person who drowns in

cold water may not die for up to forty
minutes because the cold water slows
down the body's functions, thereby
reducing its need for oxygen.
Although a person who has stopped
breathing for more than a few minutes
can rarely be revived, Beeton said the
cold water drowning discovery has led
emergency medical personel to suc-
cessfully resucitate patients who have
been underwater for up to forty
The program is currently studying
the effects of toxic substances on the
fish of the Great Lakes and ex-
periementing with genetic engineering,
Beeton said.
Sea Grant officials say they have
become accustomed to the annual bout
with Reagan Administration budget
cutters. They feel that Sea Grant has a
wide body of support and will again be
saved. "Nationally we have bipartisan
support", said Beeton.
The program is targeted yearly
because "it was never intended to be a
life-long federal program," said Paul
Friday, a budget monitor in the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, the department which
oversees the Sea Grant program.
The appropriations bill, which totals
$11.6 billion for the Commerce, Justice,
and State departments and the
judiciary, is scheduled for review by a
Senate appropriations subcommittee
beginning today.


Astronomy-Lecture, Freeman Miller, "The An-
tartic-Treasure House of Meteorites," 8:30 p.m.,
Aud. B Angell.
Folk Dance Club-Teaching Israeli Dancing, 8:30
p.m., request dancing, 10 p.m., dance studios, State &
Chinese Students Christian Fellowship-meeting, 8
p.m., Trotter House.
HRD-Course, "Overview of University Budgets &
Accounting," 8:30a.m., 130 LSA; "Word Processing,
Hands On," 8:30 a.m., 1050Ad Serv.
TM Center-Intro to TM, noon, 4316 Union.
Korean Christian Fellowship-Bible Study, 9 p.m.,
Campus Chapel.
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB.

Performance Network-Play, One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Cinema II-Diva, 7 & 9:15p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild-Risky Business, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.,
AAFC-Rebel Without a Cause, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.,
MLB 4.
Alt Act-The Maltese Falcon, 7:30 p.m.; The Caine
Mutiny, 9:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Ark-Concert, Stepanie Ozer & Cathy Moore, 8
p.m., 1421 Hill.
Chemistry-Colloquium, Bernard Hulin, "Aver-
fuin: Total Synthesis and Role in the Biosynthesis of
Aflatoxin BiL," 3 p.m., 1300 Chem.

Ann Arbor Go Club-Meeting, 2 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 9 a.m., CCRB.
Performance Network-Play, One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest, 8 p.m., 408W. Washington.
Alt Act-Bringing Up Baby, 7:30 p.m.; The
Philadelphia Story, 9:15 p.m., MLB 4.
AAFC-Zelig, 7, 8:40, & 10:20 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema II-Monty Python's Meaning of Life, 7:30 &
9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema Guild-Tender Mercies, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.,
CFT-Play It Again, Sam, 5:40 & 9 p.m.; Casablan-
ca, 7:10 & 10:35 p.m., Michigan.
Community Skills Exchange-Bake Sale, Garage
Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2606 Grant.


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