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New blue mascot
If LSA senior Vic Lacca has his way, Willie Wolverine will be the new
Michigan mascot. Lacca said he plans to sell T-shirts with the new logo and
put up posters before football games to boost school spirit. He is also trying
to get permission to create a Willie Wolverine costume for a student to wear
on the football field during the games.
'U' English prof dies at 63.
Indian plane seized
by Sikh hijackers
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Sikh
hijackers forced an Indian Airlines
plane to Lahore, Pakistan, yesterday
and threatened to blow it up with 264
people aboard if their demands were
not met, a government spokesman said.
The Sikhs, who seized the twin tur-
borfan aircraft on a domestic flight
from Srinagar, capital of Kashmir, to
New Delhi, demanded the immediate
release of all Sikhs arrested during
recent agitations by that sect in India's
Mohammad Sharif, deputy infor-
mation officer for the military gover-
nment in Pakistan, said the hijackers
set a deadline of 2 a.m. today (5 p.m.
EDT yesterday) and would not extend
But a Pakistani source in contact
with Lahore airport said negotiations
with the hijackers broke down several
hours before the deadline, and it passed
The plane remained under heavy
guard at Lahore Airport, 180 miles east
of Islamabad. Sharif said his gover-
nment had no word on the hostages on
the plane, and was waiting word from
New Delhi on how to proceed.
Pakistani officials said there were 158
men, 82 women and 15 children
passengers plus a nine-member crew.
They could not say if there were any
foreigners aboard the plane, despite
reports that the flight manifest in New
lays off em
LANSING (UPI) - Consumers Power
Co. yesterday formally laid off 1,550
Midland nuclear plant workers
originally sent home last week, even as
plant critics were developing a respon-
se to the firm's latest plan to save the
The layoff notices were given to the
workers as they showed up at the plant
to pick up their paychecks and learn
their job status, said Consumers
spokesman Norman Saari. The workers
had been told to report back yesterday
when the utility began shutting down
the plant last week.
THERE WERE about 6,000 people
employed in the project prior to the
"The major reason this was done was
because there was not work available to
be performed today," Saari said. he
said the firm will call the workers back
as soon as possible if an agreement is
reached to save the plant. Meanwhile,
Delhi listed 30 non-Indian names, some
of whom were believed to be British.
State-run Pakistan Television quoted
the hijackers as saying, "We are
prepared to kill or get killed" when air-
port authorities at first refused landing
permission at Lahore, in northeast
Pakistan close to the Indian border.
Sharif said there were four hijackers.
Earlier, the United News of India said
nine members of the banned All-India
Sikh Students Federation had seized the
Airbus A-300. The Indian government
has accused the federation of plotting
secession and setting up guerrilla
training camps in Kashmir.
The hijackers also demanded that In-
dia announce over radio and television
the names of all those arrested in the
Sikh crackdown; release Harmandar
Singh Sandho, general secretary of the
All-India Sikh Students Federation, and
29 other prominent members; convert
into U.S. dollars the approximately $25
million in money and treasure Sikhs
say was looted by Indian troops during
the Amritsar operation last month, and
send the money on to Pakistan.
Last month, Indian army troops at-
tacked the Golden Temple in Amritsar,
the Sikhs' holiest shrine but one India
said was a haven for Sikh terrorists.
The official death toll listed 492 Sikhs
and 92 government soldiers, but
military and police officials put it at
more than 1,200.
he said the formal layoffs allow the
workers to apply for unemployment .
In another development, Public Ser-
vice Commission Chief of Staff Roger
Fischer said it is not necessary for a
coalition of Midland Plant critics to ac-
tually support the company's newest
plan to salvage the project. He said if
coalition members do not specifically
object to the proposal, "then we've got
THE COALITION is composed of the
PSC staff, the attorney general's office
and two groups representing residen-
tial and industrial ratepayers.
The Michigan State Chamber of
Commerce and the Michigan Business
Utility Users Committee - a group of
large retailers - endorsed the new
Attorney General Frank Kelley
renewed a call for a PSC investigation
into Consumers' gas storage practices.
By ERIC MATTSON
University English Prof. Donald
Sands died here Sunday at the age of 63.
Sands died of a single gunshot wound
to the chest, apparently a victim of
SANDS WAS a specialist in
etymology who had worked on
numerous dictionaries and edited two
According to Karen Van Raalte, an
administrative associate in the English
department, Sands "seemed to be a
pretty serious scholar." She said
speculation on why he took his own life
"would be mostly conjecture."
Although the Medical Examiner's Of-
fice did not have information concer-
ning Sands' death, the professor's
associates said the death was a suicide.
SANDS RECEIVED a Ph.D. in 1953
from Harvard University and came to
the University in 1964. He became a full
professor in 1967, specializing in*
medieval English literature and history
of Germanic languages.
There will be a memorial service for
Sands at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 9 at St.
Clare's Episcopal Church, located at
Burial will be in Reading, Mass. San-
ds is survived by four children: Susan-
na Sands of Albany, N.Y.; Erica Miner
of Winchester, N.H.; Rebecca Sands of
of Ann Arbor; and Nathaniel Sands of Ann
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