The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, June 14,1978-Page 3
State Senate approves lobby bill
By MICHAEL ARKUSH $25 to state legislators. Westland), would impose a heavy fine until early September. But most
LANSING - After weeks of bipar- THE OVERWHELMING vote came and a possible prison sentence for Senators predict easy passage in the
san debate and numerous amendmen- as expected, but only after several violators. House where sentiment seems strong
the Michigan Senate finally passed a crucial amendments limiting lobbyists The bill's original sponsor, Sen. Gary for a tough lobby bill.
ill yesterday that would severely campaign contributions and Corbin (D-Clio), told reporters he was Among the other amendments passed
egulate the activities of state lobbyists specifically designating their role were extremely satisfied with the final form are:
nd limit their power to influence incorporated into the bill, of the bill. * Lowering the lobbyist's limit of ex-
gislators. The amendments passed yesterday penditures that must be reported from
The Senate voted 33-3 to force lob- would make it illegal for state "I THINK the bill is in very good con- $100 to $50.
yists to itemize any entertainment ex- representatives to covertly solicit lob- dition. There is now an opportunity for " Removing legislator's exemption of
enditures over $50 monthly or $250 an- byists for campaign contributions. One full disclosure of lobbyists," Corbin invitations from lobbyists to participate
uilly. The bill would also prohibit lob- amendment, introduced by Senate said. in conferences or seminars where mat-
yists from presenting gifts in excess of Majority Leader William Faust (D- Corbin said the only problem with the ters of public policy are discussed, from
bill is that it does not contain a measure servicesbnot included as gifts.
- prohibiting former legislators from A broad measure prohibiting lob-
becoming lobbyists until at least two byists from "indirectly" contributing to
years after they leave the legislature. legislators.
The "revolving door" amendment, as Sen. John Welborn (R-Kalamazoo)
supporters call it, was defeated by a introduced an amendment to forbid
X- show of hands but Corbin said he would lobbyists from making campaign
attempt to get it tacked on the bill when donations to representatives. Welborn
the House is expected to review the insisted the measure would publicly
ralegislation in the fall, demonstrate that legislators were truly
THE BILL will be sent to the House interested in removing the influence of
Pt nlobbyists upon legislation. The amen-
mittees are now recessed except for dment was defeated, however, 20-14.
emergencies, the issue will not be heard See LOBBY, Page 14
Shapiro testifies as
GEO talks proceed
By SUE WARNER Lemmer and Detroit lawyer Robert
iversity Vice President for Veracruysee point out the GSAs'
emit Affairs Harold Shapiro teaching function is second only to their
ie Aestersayoeployhap performance in their graduate-level
ed yesterday on the employment courses and that they receive their
of Graduate Student Assistants stipends as aform of financial aid.
s) as hearings reconvened in the This has been the administration's
Lion between the University and major argument since the case first
raduate Employees Organization went to the commission in late 1976.
i). GEO attorney Mark Cousens,
Michigan Employment Relations however, argued GSAs perform fun-
mission ordered the hearings, ctions very similar, if not identical, to
e Administrative Law Judge the University's regular instructional
no Sperka, to determine whether staff.
Ducking the heat
This mama duck is shown as she covers 14 eggs in the hatching process while
protected from the hot Texas sun by an umbrella strategically placed by her
GSAs are students or employees. If the
commission rules they are employees,
GSAs will be entitled to full collective
bargaining rights under the Michigan
Public Employment Relations Act.
THE ADMINISTRATION, represen-
ted by University attorney William
THROUGHOUT HIS questioning of
Shapiro, Veracruysee drew parallels
between the recruitment of GSAs and
members of the University's athletic
teams. Shapiro said the University
must compete with other institutions
See SHAPIRO, Page 14
Newspapers may be hazardous.. .
If you get upset easily, don't read this. A Chicago
physician says stress imposed by newspapers and
broadcast news is giving Americans more heart at-
tacks and ulcers than ever before. "We are exposed
to too many horror stories," said Dr. Mitchell
Spellberg. "The news is full of information about
ifres, airplane crashes, murders, rapes." Spellberg,
acting chairman of the Division of Castroenterology
at Michael Reese Hospital, said stresses brought to
people by the mass media add to their own daily
stresses. As a result, he said, heartburn, peptic
ulcers, headaches, diarrhea or constipation,
vomiting and high blood pressure are increasing.
But don't pin the blame on us. Spellberg said people
today are more nervous than their primitive
predecessors because, "the savage faces a single
enemy at a time," then the body returns to a normal
state when the danger is over. "But modern man is
the center of a theatening world" which is unending,
Late, late show afficionados may still oc-
casionally catch George Raft flipping a silver
dollar. But the tough-guy actor might not have
developed the trick if he'd been confronted with the
proposed new copper dollar. The Treasury Depar-
tment is trying to sell Congress on the new coin,
which would be slightly larger than a quarter and, if
feminists have their way, would bear the likeness of
a woman. Rep. James Leach (R-Iowa) has used the
proposal to twit President Carter for his handling of
the economy. Leach suggests the new coin carry the
likeness of Carter and be called the "J. C. Penny."
It's good for you
Mother was right when she told you chicken soup
would make you feel better. Only researchers at
Miami's Sinai Medical Center have put it in more
eloquent terms: hot chicken soup if "Efficacious
upper respiratory tract infection therapy." English
translation: It's good for colds. It took a pair of doc-
tors, 15 tests and fairly sophisticated medical
testing equipment to find out what mothers have in-
stinctively known for years. The broth, they con-
cluded, helps the body fight infection by speeding up
expulsion of germ-laden mucus from the nasal
passages. While physician Marvin Sacker noted
that het is the therapeutic factor, he said other hot
liquids don't seem to do the trick. "At first, we
thought it might just be the vapors," he said. "But
chicken soup was significantly better than hot
water. How it works I have no idea. It may be the
taste, medicated or aromatic." Would mother have
steered you wrong?
Happenings. . .
... begin at noon with a picnic on the Wesley
Foundation's lawn, 602 E. Huron. Bring your p.b.&j.
and they'll supple drinks, discussion, fellowship and
volleyball . .. the Commission for Women holds an
open meeting at noon in 2549 LSA . . . head over to
Ypsilanti at 7 where the Organization of Iranian
Moslem Students offers a conference, lecture and
film about Iran. That's at Hill Hall, Eastern
Michigan University . . . "Voyages to Save the
Whales" is the subject of a documentary film shown
by the Friends of Greenspace at 7:30 in the UGLIU
Multipurpose room. Following the movie there will
be an open discussion and letter-writing session.
On the outside ..
Don't put those jackets into summer storage yet.
The mercury will try to inch its way up to the 70-
degree mark this afternoon, under mostly sunny
skies, but temperatures should dip into the upper
30s and low 40s again tonight.
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