Clipped From The Salina Journal
WORLD (Continued from Page 1) an alignment of the planets and physical phenomena on earth." A headline in a Peruvian newspaper proclaimed the fortuitous news: "No pasa nada" - Nothing's happening. But more than a few eyebrows were raised Tuesday afternoon when a 15- second earthquake shook the Peruvian capital. Although the temblor only registered 4.2 on the Richter scale, its length made it seem stronger, and some Lima residents wondered if the "end" were coming a little ahead of schedule. "It's only a coincidence," the director of the Peruvian Geophysical Institute assured reporters. Less than 12 hours later, another earthquake hit lea, a port town 180 miles south of Lima. "Any kind of seismic movement cannot be related to the lineup of planets," insisted the president of the Peruvian Astrology Association. "There is no reason to be alarmed." Wednesday was the last time Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto would be grouped so closely until 2357 - as- iuming Earth is around to participate lien. "It's a lot of fun, I suppose," said Dr. Dan Purrington of the University CROWDED QUADRANT March 10, 1982 NEPTUNE ~ of New Orleans. "It will be very embarrassing if something does happen." fr -fr * Salina students see unique solar lineup Wednesday began extra early for some 6th grade students from St. Mary's Grade School. The sixth-grade class of Beth Nelson gathered before 5:30 a.m. at Peters Science Hall on the Kansas Wesleyan campus to visit the school's observatory and watch the unique arrangement of the planets for over an hour. The tour was made possible by Paul Stuckey, professor of physics at Kansas Wesleyan.