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Page 4 -The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, July 17, 1984
New Zealand may fight
for U.S. nuclear ship ban
(Continued from Page 2; Zealand's ports.
Washington is deeply concerned that
which brought together representatives a threatened ban on warships by New
of the United States, Australia and New Zealand could encourage other allied
Zealand. nations to follow suit, according to a
But Australian officials told reporters source who is involved in the talks here
their American counterparts were con- but who spoke on condition he not be
cerned that a nuclear ship ban could further identified.
threaten the ANZUS treaty - and sour The source said U.S. officials are
relations between the United States and warning they will break defense ties
New Zealand. with New Zealand if U.S. warships are
Without mentioning the nuclear ship- restricted or banned.
ban, Schultz defended the ANZUS The new Labor Party government
alliance at the opening session and said which ended nine years of conservative
Wellington and Washington had an government, is pledged to ban visits by
"unshakeable relationship. U.S. nuclear-powered warships and any
"THERE IS no greater testament to vessels with nuclear weapons. The par-
the friendship between two peoples ty says it will ban all American war-
than a resolute commitment, such as ships if Washington refuses to change
that embodied in the ANZUS treaty, to its longstanding policy of declining to
come to the defense of a valued ally,' say which ships are carrying nuclear
Shultz said. weapons.
Prime Minister-elect David Lange, Labor contends that visits by nuclear
who does not assume office until next warships make the country a target for
week and was not represented at the Soviet nuclear missiles. Lange has said
ANZUS meeting, has said he wants to his country does not want to be defen-
renegotiate the three-nation defense ded by the American nuclear umbrella
treaty and ban U.S. nuclear-powered and will seek a nuclear-free zone in the
and nuclear-armed ships from New South Pacific.
Midland plant abandoned

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IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports

Lebanese cease-fire holds
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian
troops took control of embattled
villages in northern Lebanon
yesterday where two pro-Syrian
militias clashed for five days before
laying down arms under pressure
from Damascus.
Residents of the region said the
1,500-man private "Marada" army
of former President Suleiman Fran-
jieh and the rival 1,000-strong militia
of the Syrian Social Nationalist Par-
ty were abiding by the cease-fire
despite an occasional burst of
machine-gun fire.
"All is quiet, policemen have
moved into Amioun, roads have
reopened, but militiamen can still be
seen," Beirut radio reported.
Sikh 'suicide
squad' arrested
AMRITSAR, India - A self-styled
"suicide squad" of 125 elderly Sikh
women were arrested last night in
an attempt to march to the Golden -
Temple to wrest it from army oc-
cupation.
Authorities imposed a curfew until
11a.m. today to stop further Sikh
protest marches to the temple, Sikh-
dom's holiest shrine. But Sikh sour-
dom's holiest shrine. But Sikh sources
said they expected more volunteers
to be arrested today.
The march orders came after
talks on troop withdrawal broke off.
N.Y. hospital strike grows
NEW YORK - About 16,000 nur-
sing home workers joined 30,000
hospital employees in a strike for
better pay yesterday, upsetting
thousands of patients and forcing
doctors and administrators to work
as orderlies, cooks and launderers.
The walkout seriously strained the
city's health care network and for-
ced several nursing homes to ask
families to take their parents home
for the duration of the strike.
Economy grows briskly
WASHINGTON - The gover-
nment, in a series of reports that
could bolster pressures for higher
interest rates, said yesterday that
the nation's factories, mines and
utilities operated at a three-year
record pace last month, and con-
sumers took on an unprecedented
amount of credit in May.
Some analysts thought the fresh
reports - including brisk increases

in inventories and sales in May -
would likely tip the scales in favor of
a tightening of credit by Federal
Reserve policy-makers, meeting in
private to plot monetary strategy.
Lousma raises more
cash than Dunn
LANSING - Republican U.S.
Senate candidate Jack Lousma
yesterday reported raising nearly
$316,500 during the most recent
reporting period, far outstripping
rival Jim Dunn.
The report, covering the period
April 1-June 30, indicated that
Lousma is continuing to do much
better than Dunn at raising cam-
paign cash.
Michael Barnhart, Dunn's cam-
paign manager, said he is satisfied
with the $130,000 Dunn's campaign
has received, even though Lousma
appears to be raising more than his
competition.
"We're in good shape," Barnhart
said. "We've been on radio now for
going on three weeks. We're very
happy with the way things are
going."
Tornado in Ontario kills 1
PEMBROKE, Ontario - A tor-
nado whipped up 100-mph winds as it
touched down in parts of Ontario and
Quebec, killing one person, injuring
at least 27, leveling rural homes, and
knocking out power in several towns
and villages.
The tornado raced over 62 miles of
mostly unpopulated areas of eastern
Ontario and western Quebec, as it
headed northeast Sunday. One per-
son died in the Quebec village of
Blue Sea Lake, 46 miles northeast of
here, where the winds and rain
storm damaged 15 homes, Quebec
Provinvial Police said.
Medicine may save teeth
BOSTON - A powerful form of a
newly approved over-the-counter
painkiller dramatically reduces one
form of dental disease in animals,
and researchers soon hope to learn if
it will save people's teeth.
An experiment begins this month
to see if daily doses of the drug,
called ibuprofen, can slow or stop
periodontal disease, which erodes
the bone that supports the teeth and
is a major cause of tooth loss. In the
United States, an estimated 94 million
people have periodontal disease.

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(Continued from Page1),
"We're enormously disappointed that
we were unable to reach agreement on
a proposal developed by the company
and supported by the Public Service
Commission staff to finish at least one
unit at Midland," Selby told reporters
after the directors met.
"This is a tragic day for Michigan,"
he said. "Midland is badly needed to
power us into the 21st century. I fear
for the state's future without it."
ASKED IF it would be possible to
revive the project, Selby said: "While I
believe it is physically possible, I would
deny that it is economically feasible."
The project, begun in 1967, was
initially expected to take eight years to
complete at a cost of $350 million. The
company has spent $3.6 billion on the
plant, which is still 15 percent short of
completion.F
The most recent estimate was that
one of the two units could be completed
by the end of 1986 at a total cost of $4.12
billion.
CONSUMERS BEGAN negotiations
this past winter with a coalition of
Midland critics which included the
Public Service Commission Staff, the
attorney general's office, the Citizens
Lobby and the industrial ratepayers,
formally called the Association of
Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity.
Consumers argued that the plant was
needed and could be completed at a
reasonable cost to its customers
The coalition initially urged Con-
sumers to accept abandonmentin
return for limited rate increases. But
in recent weeks, some members of the
group appeared ready to support com-
pletion of the project.
UNDER CONSUMERS' last proposal
the firm would have been allowed to
pass $2.9 billion of the cost of the first
Midland reactor on to customers
through rate increases. It would not
have been permitted to earna full profit
on the entire amount.

A key difference between Consumers
and ABATE dealt with what would
happen if the first unit of the plant were
abandoned. ABATE said it could ac-
cept charging customers $2.5 billion
over 25 years, but Consumers wante
dthe right to collect that amount over 15
years.
POLICE
NOTES
Woman raped
A 20-year-old woman was raped
Sunday night in her home, on the 900
block of S. Forest, according to Ann Ar-
bor police.
The victim, accosted between 2:30
and 4:30 a.m. reportedly awoke to find
her attacker standing over her.
Break-ins reported
A rash of break-ins hit the Ann Arbor
area this weekend, including a radio
and camera taken from an apartment
on the 300 block of K. William Friday
night, valued at over $400. The robbers
apparently slipped the lock on the front
door to gain entry.
Over $200 worth of jewelry was taken
from a house on the 600 block of
Packard between 2:30 p.m. Saturday
and midnight. The suspect apparently
pried open the back door.
Less than $100 was taken from a
house on the 1300 block of Wilmot
through an unlocked door Sunday night.
An undetermined number of books
was stolen from a house on the 300 block
of Thompson last night. The form of en-
try has not yet been determined.
An apparent attempted break-in
Friday night at the Salvation Army at
105 E. Ann was averted when police
heard the sound of breaking glass. The
police have arrested a suspect.
- Marla Gold

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