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Friday, October 14, 1988
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1 4 A DETROIT FREE PRESSFRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1988 Egyptian novelist gets Nobel writing award Nobel Prize, from Page 1A of then-President Gamal Abdel Nasser. Many Arab countries blacklisted him briefly after he came out in support of the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. As usual in recent years, the literary award has stirred up a minor furor. Some critics objected to the relative obscurity of the winners, while others complained that sexism seemed a factor in awarding the prize. Six women have been chosen in 88 years. In choosing Mahfouz, the academy passed over several men and women who were better known in Western literary circles, including the perennial candidate, Graham Greene. Others mentioned were Nadine Gordimer, for-mer.Detroiter Joyce Carol Oates, V.S. Naipaul, Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes. Thirteen of Mahfouz's 40 books have been translated into English, but Detroit area readers who want to sample Mahfouz's work face an unenviable task. Most bookstores and even the Detroit Public Library have no Mahfouz novels in English on their shelves. One copy of the novel "Autumn Quail" turned up at Borders Book Shop in Beverly Hills, where manager Tim Gable said, "Ironically, up until a couple of months ago we had several of his books. But we returned them because they weren't selling. We weren't clair Club pitches Tiger Stadium, from Page 1A determining the 76-year-old stadium's future. . "Nobody said it was an easy life," said Walters. ' Ron Hingst, a spokesman for Tigers owner Tom Monaghan, said the team continues to question the stadium's future. , '"We agree it's an historic location," Hingst said. "We also feel that a lot of antiques are great to look at in a1 museum, but in the real world, are they functional?" , Young has said he would like to see a new stadium, perhaps domed, take the place of Tiger Stadium. Young and Tigers officials have said the 76-year-old park needs $45 million to $100 million in repairs and have commissioned a study to examine its future. A new stadium could cost more than $200 million. Jet rules may have saved 10 Air Force passengers PLANE CRASH, from Page 3A "It was fortunate that they were seated in the tail of the plane, because it's the last to go down," Bicking said. "Debris and fuel follow Newtonian physics and continue to move forward till something stops them." ' Unlike commercial airliners, the tanker had no baggage or heavy seats to break loose and crash into passengers, said Bicking. "They would most likely have been seated along the sides of the plane," on fold-down canvas troop seats, Bicking said. "Even if the plane had been equipped with airliner-style seats, they would have faced backward to cushion passengers against the shock of hitting the ground," Bicking said. Walther said Air Force policy also requires that passengers receive more detailed instructions on what to do in a crash than commercial airline passengers receive. WE A Due to a lack of supply by the manufacturer, the Folding Bike advertised in the ACO circular of Tuesday, October 18, 1988 will not be available. No rain checks can be issued. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. ACO Hardware voyant, I guess." Gable said he reordered Mahfouz's works after the announcement Thursday. In Dearborn's large Arabic-speaking community, several of Mahfouz's books, written in the original Arabic, were available at Saad Publications on W. Warren. The Borders store in Ann Arbor on Thursday had three copies of Mahfouz works available, two of "The Thief and the Dogs" and one of "Autumn Quail." Employes at Detroit's John King store, Michigan's biggest used book dealer with a million copies, were unable to turn up a Mahfouz book. Although relatively unknown among Western readers, Mahfouz commands a legion of admirers in the Arab-speaking world. He cemented his reputation in 1957 with the appearance of "The Trilogy," which takes readers on a journey through early 20th Century Cairo. He has earned the sobriquet of the Egyptian Dickens with his portrayal of wretched conditions among his countrymen. Egypt banned Mahfouz's 1959 work, "Children of Gebelawi," because of its controversial treatment of religion. In tackling the theme of humanity's search for spiritual values, Mahfouz based his characters on Adam and Eve, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and a modern scientist. In granting the 1988 award to shutout in stadium battle If great to look at in a museum, but in the real world, are they functional?? J Ron Hingst, spokesman for Tom Monaghan Historic designation doesn't mean that Tiger Stadium can never be demolished, said Duncan Morrow, a spokesman for the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees the national register. But it means that if the city were to use federal money in either demolition of Tiger Stadium or construction of a new ballpark in the city, the city would have to prove to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation that no alternative exists. 1 o Lt. Col. Joseph Pappe Jr., the ranking officer among the survivors, reportedly was recuperating from cracked ribs at the Wurtsmith base hospital. Staff Sgt. Deanna Wofford was recovering from a broken ankle. "A bus was sent from Sawyer to bring the Sawyer people from Wurtsmith, but there was no word on when Air Force crash investigators would be finished questioning them about the crash," Bicking said. Wurtsmith and Sawyer are Michigan's two Strategic Air Command bases. Nineteen B52 bombers armed with nuclear-tipped air launch cruise missiles and nuclear bombs are based at Wurtsmith. Wurtsmith officials said determining the cause of the crash might be complicated by the fact that the plane was too old to be equipped with a flight recorder like the "black box" carried by commercial airliners. A private memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Wurtsmith base chapel. CORRECTION NOTICE 71901 Magnavox 19' color TV In this week's sale section Is not available. This TV will appear again In our 1021 and 1023 preprint ad section. We apologize for any Inconvenience to our customers. Montgomery Ward Ri SORRY! MAHFOUZ'S The following works by 1988 Nobel literature laureate Naguib Mahfouz have been translated into English: "Midaq Alley," 1947. "The Beginning and the End," 1951. "The Trilogy," 1952. "Children of Gebelawi," 1959 (banned in Egypt). "The Thief and the Dogs," 1961. "Autumn Quail," 1962. "The Search," 1964. "The Beggar," 1965. "Miramar," 1967. "Mirrors," 1972. "God's World," an anthology of short stories, 1973. "Respected Sir," 1975. "Wedding Song," 1981. Mahfouz, the academy continued its recent practice of bestowing its prize on obscure authors. Last year's winner, Joseph Brodsky, the exiled Russian poet, probably was better known in this country for his political views than for his poetry. Wole Soyinka of Nigeria, the 1986 winner, was almost totally unknown to U.S. readers. Mahfouz remains aloof from controversy. His main concern, he insists, is his ability to write. "If the urge to write should ever leave me," he said in a recent interview, "I want that day to be my last." AP, UPI and Reuters contributed to this report. The historic preservation law dates from 1966, Morrow said, "and has been used successfully to ward off lots of actions." Thursday's vote will be passed onto officials in Washington for their consideration, but Morrow said the recommendations of state boards are automatically accepted. The Fan Club's 28-page application is an eloquent social history of Tiger Stadium's place in Detroit. Charles Hyde, the review board's chairman, called the application "one of the better ones I've ever seen." TheW Get the Make the right move and hurry to the Wright Trunk Show this week at Sherman's Shoes. Save 15 on a trunk-load of Wright Shoes. Talk to our factory expert, Mr. Bill Meldrum. Find out about the special Wright construction that means extra support and extra comfort. Choose from any Wright in stock, dress or casual, any style, any color. Or special order the Wright Shoe you want. In sizes 7-16, AAA-EEE So hurry, you can't go wrong with the Wright Trunk Sale at Sherman's. FATAL CRASH AT U.S. BASE An Air Command 500 lies on a runway at Clark Air Force Base, a U.S. base north of Manila in the Philippines, after it crash-landed Thursday. The co-pilot was killed and four others were injured. The private plane was chartered by the U.S. Navy to carry Filipino workers to a construction site. Young steers GRAND PRIX, from Page 1A town, Young made the surprise announcement that the race would move to the western tip of Belle Isle beginning in 1989. Young said real estate developers wanted to begin construction along portions of the 2.8-mile downtown circuit, which includes a riverfront stretch. In addition, Grand Prix officials have been insisting on permanent garages in the pit areas, which were impossible to build downtown with development plans pending. Should the District of Columbia be granted statehood? Supporters of statehood for the District of Columbia had hoped for a vote in their favor this year, but instead, Congress has tightened its grip on the district's spending. While backers of statehood voice resentment at not having voter representation, some scholars say the Constitution bars making a state of the federal enclave. Do you think the District of Columbia should be granted statehood? NO, 73 PERCENT "If it means two more senators t W rmh 1 In Birmingham, Somerset, Lakeside, Twelve Oalftind Fairlane. American Express and other maiyredit cards accepted. f Phone orders on your credit card gladly acceptor and promptly filled. Call 642-2WX), Monday-N,iay 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ' Somc sizes available by special order only. 1 w Grand Prix to downtown No construction had begun to accommodate the race on Belle Isle, a 985-acre free-admission park in the Detroit River. Councilman Mel Ravitz, who sponsored the ordinance requiring council approval of the move, said it was designed to "prevent the administration from coming to the council after the fact. It allows people to have a say at a public hearing." Three council members had publicly opposed moving the race to Belle Isle. Other council members had not ruled out the possibility of using the no. "If D.C. residents want representation, they should be able to affiliate themselves with either Maryland or Virginia." "Not as long as it's the seat of our crooked government." yes, 27 Percent "Any American citizen there should have the right to vote." "What's wrong with this country, anyway?" "If Congress is against it, then that's more reason for D.C. to be granted statehood." Soundoff is a non-scientific, reader-opinion feature. Percent J I Trunk Show. tStuffforl5off. October 13 October 14 October 15 October 16 October 17 Birmingham Somerset Fairlane Twelve Oaks Lakeside SHOES POT THE MAN WHO'S AP island, but the council voted 7-1 for the Ravitz ordinance one more vote than needed to override a mayoral veto. Friends of Belle Isle, a 1,300-mem-ber group committed to preserving the-island, also was fighting Young's plan to make it the scene of a noisy race that draws thousands of spectators. "Grand Prix today who knows what other major commercial recreation is planned?" Harold Glover, president of the group, said after the ordinance was passed. Staff Writer David McHugh con-, tributed to this report. ages are based on 237 calls. Today's Question Detroit Red Wings star Petr Klima, who was suspended indefinitely without pay Sept. 23 for a variety of infractions, was reinstated by the club Thursday despite his arrest last Sunday on a drunk driving charge. General manager Jimmy Devellano declined comment on why Klima was returned to the payroll. (Story on Page IF.) Do you think Klima should have been reinstated? To vote, call before 2 p.m. Yes: 222-8833 No: 222-8844 11 :30 AM -9:00 PM. 11:30 AM -9:00 PM. 11:30 AM -9:00 PM. Noon -5:00 PM. 11 :30 AM -9:00 PM. A STEP AHEAD

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