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2The Dailyjar HeelFriday, April 21, 1989
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From Associated Press reports
debris may have ignited the blast that
killed 47 sailors on the USS Iowa,
Navy officers said Thursday, as the
bodies were flown home and families
of the battleship's 1,600 crewmen
learned whether their relatives were
among the dead.
No eyewitnesses survived Wednes
day's explosion in one of two forward
16-inch gun turrets on the Iowa, one
of the largest warships ever to sail
The Navy organized a board of
inquiry and placed a moratorium on
firing 16-inch guns, found only on the
Iowa and its three sister battleships,
the New Jersey, the Wisconsin and
Pentagon officials declined to
speculate publicly about the exact
cause of the disaster, the worst to
strike a Navy ship since 1977, but
officers :id the "logical explanation"
Alford said books designated for
the teaching collection would be
affected as well.
"We receive phone calls from all
over the state to do research for them,
and we can't do anything because we
cannot use the long distance to call
Other aspects of the day-to-day
operation of the libraries have been
affected as well.
"The photocopying thing presents
adoption date of June 23, he said.
Julie Andresen, a town council
member, said she hoped the tax
increase could be eliminated. "That's
going to be our objective."
The town council also may reduce
money allotted for "soft issues" such
as affordable housing, she said.
"There is not a whole lot more to
be done without cutting services or
Andresen said she was pleased the
tax increase was reduced from a
possible 5 cents to 1 .5 cents.
"The manager has done a great job.
He's done it without having to
sacrifice any essential services."
The issue of raising taxes will not
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for the explosion was that red-hot
debris from a previous round ignited
new charges as they were loaded into
the breech of one of the turret's three
"We have no eyewitnesses to what
actually transpired," Defense Secre
tary Dick Cheney told reporters as
he headed back to Washington from
a NATO meeting in Brussels.
An Air Force cargo plane flew the
bodies of the 47 one officer and
46 enlisted men to Dover Air Force
Base, as the Iowa headed for its home
port of Norfolk, Va., after unloading
the bodies off Puerto Rico.
Navy Secretary William Ball
attended a memorial service at the
Delaware base, home of the Pentag
on's largest mortuary. The flag
draped coffins were carried off a
plane by Navy honor guards.
Around the United States, Navy
officers and chaplains broke the news
a problem," said Cindy McCanse, a
library assistant in Davis. "Not being
able to have extra copies is a problem.
We have certain letter forms that have
the carbon sheets atttached to them
and we have converted to using more
and more of them.
"The administration is considering
closing Monday through Friday at 5
p.m. and opening only 1 to 5 p.m.
on Saturdays. There's a great amount
of academic concern if something like
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adversely affect Andresen's re
election campaign this November
because there will be other issues, she
"I don't feel any vulnerability. The
public is sensitized to the tax because
of the increase in county tax last
People pay more in property taxes
now because the property value has
increased in Chapel Hill and because
the county commissioners have
decided to evaluate property more
frequently, Andresen said.
"I think our manager does a good
job running the town, and we're going
to have some tough decisions to
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to the dead men's next of kin.
The job began just before midnight
Wednesday, when officials in Norfolk
received the list of the dead.
"IVe done it many times and IH
never get used to it," said Cmdr. Doug
Palmer, acting chaplain for the
Norfolk Navy Base. Twelve men had
families in the Norfolk area.
The commander of the U.S. 2nd
Fleet, Adm. Jerome Johnson, who
was on board the Iowa, told reporters
in Puerto Rico, "The fire and explo
sion was instantaneous."
Cheney indicated that the casual
ties were all in the swiveling gun house
at the top of the turret, rather than
the mechanical compartments and
ammunition magazines below it.
Eleven men escaped from powder
magazines deep within the ship at the
base of the seven-story turret. A
dozen crew members suffered minor
injuries fighting the fire caused by the
explosion. They were treated back af
this happens. People pay their fees;
I would be ticked off if I paid my
fees and research was not available.
This says something about the state
The cuts are not coming from the
personnel budget and there will be
no layoffs, but people who are
looking for jobs will not be able to
find them, Alford said.
"I can't find a job anywhere on this
campus," said Diana Merelman, a
freshman from Madison, Wis.
"Everyone is telling me how they can't
afford to buy people anymore
because of the cuts."
The cuts are affecting the UNC
Microcomputing Support System as
well, said Stephen Fearrington,
assistant operations manager.
"We're down to the supplies we
to the company, it did not contain
any mistakes, and the office retained
a copy, Ward said. The programmer
of the computer made a false assump
tion, she said.
"Whoever made judgement calls to
set the field made the mistake. It was
not a very professional approach."
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their posts today, said Pentagon
spokesman Fred Hoffman.
At the White House, President
Bush brushed aside suggestions that
the explosion was due to the age of
the Iowa, a World War II leviathan
brought out of mothballs during the
military buildup of the Reagan
Asked about the ship's safety, Bush
told reporters he wanted to insure
'that procedures were checked "to be
sure that safety is at the highest point
... but I wouldn't jump to the
conclusion that because that kind of
powder was put into these turrets in
that way, that that makes a useful
Adm. Richard Milligan, a former
commander of the New Jersey, began
the board of inquiry's investigation.
Hoffman said he could not predict
when the investigation would be
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have on hand," Fearrington said. "All
the paper, ribbons and cartridges will
have to last until July. Most of the
labs will be all right until July, but
the residence halls will be the first to
The University has already printed
signs stating equipment is broken and
won't be repaired due to the cuts,
Students and employees of the
University, frustrated by the cuts, said
their work had suffered a great deal.
"They only have one printer that
works," said Kim Williams, a fresh
man from Raleigh and a Hinton
James resident. "They should have all
the printers in working condition. We
can't always go to Venable, because
it's so far away."
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tion was sub-contracted, and Amer
ican Passage Media Corps, was
ultimately responsible for the
Problems at drop-add as a result
of the mistakes are not anticipated,
Owen said. "It probably won't be any
worse than before."
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President deflects questions
on Iran-Contra documents i
From Associated Press reports
Bush said Thursday that his
conscience was clear about the
Iran-Contra affair and that Con
gress should deal with Ronald
Reagan's lawyers not him
about sensitive White House
documents that lawmakers say
were withheld from them.
Bush said he would "offer full
cooperation to any request made
of this administration'' for infor
mation. However, he said docu
ments from the Reagan White
House were in "the control and
custody" of the Federal Archives.
A White House official, asked
about the president's promise of
cooperation, said he did nqt know
specifically what the pledge might
Talking with a small group of
reporters, Bush expressed confi
dence that Reagan administration
attorneys had been cooperative in
supplying Congress with the infor
mation it wanted.
Members of the congressional
committees that investigated the
Iran-Contra episode have com
plained they did not see politically
sensitive documents that have
turned up in the trial of fired White
House aide Oliver North.
Soviet embassy struck
Afghan guerrillas fired a rocket
into the Soviet Embassy on Thurs
day, shattering windows of an
administration building but caus
ing no casualties, Soviet officials
Soviet diplomats, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said they
did not believe the attack was
They said the rocket was fired
from about 20 miles northwest of
Asteroid squeaks by Earth
WASHINGTON An aster
oid big enough to wipe out cities
In Thursday's article, "Chapel Hill
among 30 finalists for All-American
City Award," it was incorrectly
reported that Chapel Hill is a finalist
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whizzed past the Earth last month;
before astronomers even knew it;
was there, showing how hard it;
is to forecast a natural disaster;
from space, a NASA scientist said;
The mountain-sized asteroid;
flashed by the Earth at a speed;
of 46,000 miles an hour and was!
not even detected until days after;
it had become only a receding!
point of light, the National Aero-;
nautics and Space Administration'
Astronomers reported that the
object missed the Earth by only,
half a million miles, about twice!
the distance between the Earth and
the moon. In terms of the cosmos,!
this is considered "a close call." 1
Had it hit the Earth, said Bevan!
French, a scientist in NASA's solar!
system exploration division, the!
asteroid would have created a
crater the size of the District of
Columbia and spread destruction
for 100 miles in all directions.,
Soviet landslides cause deaths
MOSCOW Landslides and-,
flooding struck the mountainous;,
area of Adzharia in Soviet Georgia "
this week, killing five people, and -leaving
another 47 missing and '
feared dead, state TV said0
About 13,000 people are threat-'
ened by flooding rivers, snowmelt-'
and mudslides aggravated by earth
tremors, the news program
"Vremya" said. Already, 800;
families have been evacuated, it:
said, and 3,000 others are due to;
leave in the near future.
The news show said 52 people;
were caught in a landslide on;
Mount Salgan Wednesday that;
buried four houses and a bus. It;
said five bodies had been recov-I
ered and rescuers were searching l
for the missing 47.
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