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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 9, 1 980-Page 9

Abscam jury,
views taped
bribe offer
WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. John
Jenrette, in dramatic videotapes
played yesterday, said last December
he would consider taking a bribe for in-
troducing a private immigration bill,
but would have a lawyer pick up the
money "to cover" himself.
In the hour-long tape, watched inten-
tly by the jury in his Abscam political
bribery trial, Jenrette never flatly said
he would accept a bribe.
BUT HE TOLD FBI Agent Anthony
Amoroso, posing as a representative of
a fictitious Arab businessman needing
an immigration bill to live in this coun-
try:
"If I take the money from you,
I'll have a lawyer-probably my law
partner-take it for me. That's why I
want a few hours-to cover my ass so
it looks like he's picking up legal fees."
However, he also told Amoroso, "I've
got larceny in my blood."
JANRETTE, TAKING notes at the
defense table, watched himself on tape
refuse several times to take $50,000 of-
fered during the Dec. 4 meeting by
Amoroso, who at the beginning of the
tapeeore Jenrete arrved-sue
desk drawer.
Jenrette gave one reason after
another for not taking the money that
day, saying he would have to study im-
migration laws and see whether he
would be indicted in another case. If he
were indicted, Jenrette told Amoroso,
any bill he sponsored would not be wor-
th "a piece of toilet paper."
Jenrette (D-S.C.) and Richmond,
Va., businessman John Stowe are
charged with conspiracy. Jenrette is
also charged with bribery and Stowe
with aiding and abetting the bribery.
The Dec. 4 meeting took place in a
Washington townhouse rented by the
FBI. Amoroso testified that Stowe set
up the meeting, partly because he was
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Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
A STiUDENT'SEARCHES through the stacks at the Undergraduate Library yesterday. Administration officials
announced yesterday that library hours would be cut back in an effort to save mnoney. Effective immediately, campus
libraries will close at midnight on weekdays instead of 2 a.m.
UGLI0 to cose 2ors earlier
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studied until 2 a.m. but "in principle,
it (the reduction) bothers me."
F ARH AD AFSH ARI, a senior Civil
Engineering student, said he will
'definitely feel the brunt of the shorter
hours. Last semester, he estimated, he
spent about 25 nights studying until the
UGLI closed.
Library director Dougherty said ap-
proximately $200,000-$300,000 had to be
cut from the University libraries' total
alloed tdecide where it would mk
cuts, he said, "tominimnize the impact
on its own constituents."
The Undergraduate Libray, said
Head Librarian Faucher, had to cut a

total of 5,000 part time service hours.
Reducing weeknight closing hours from
2 a.m. to midnight and Sunday starting
time from 10a.m. to 1p.m. will save 722
part-time hours, she said. Faucher said
she recognized the need for students to
study after. midnight, but said that
studying does not have to be at a
library. Students can use the Union,
which, she said, may even be able to
remain open after 1 a.m.
The smaller libraries on campus
have not had to cut hours, but they have
what many of their librarians feel is an
even bigger problem-an abundance of
undergraduates who take up spaces

desperately needed by graduate
students consulting the collections and
reserve materials these libraries offer.
"We have this problem every year,"
said Lucy Yu, director of the Public
Health Library. The small library has
only 104 seats and the School of Public
Health has approximately 700 students
who are in a "very intense" curriculum
and need to consult the Public Health
Library almost every day, she said.
Because the library is so close to the
Hill dorms, she continued, un-
dergraduates flock to the libarary and
crowd out those who really need to
study there.

IT DOESN'T H AVE TO BE
INTERVIEWS FOR POSITIONS
ON ISA ST UDE NT GOVE RNMEN T
& STUDENT-FACUL TY
Wednesday, September 10
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4003 Michigan Union for
informationna aplcatin.
Requirement: A desire to get involved in your edu-
c*in

Snderson's participation in TV debate
hinges on several poll uncertainties

WASHINGTON (AP)-The League of
Women' Voters set a isimple enough
standard for inviting independent can-
didates, like Rep. John Anderson, to
their presidential debates. The can-
didate has to reach 15 per cent in major
national polls.
But as the League apiproaches a
*decision this week on which candidates
may attend, that 15 per cent standard is
hot as simple as it seems. .
FIRST OF ALL, the pools appear to
disagree on exactly what Anderson's
standing is: it ranges from 13 per cent
toi7 per cent, depending on the survey.
Second, the nature of polling itself
spcfcfgre"smakessuc a deiin
SThe League has said it will decide
canddt-eide a s PresdetCate|r
and Ronald Reagan-meet the criteria
criteria are: constitutional eligibility to
win; spots on egnough state ballots to
have a theoretical chance of winninig;
and a "demonstration of significant
THT DENT~RATION" is 15
per cent in the national polls. League
Associated Press, ABC News-Harris,
GAndersdnomeets those first two
guidelines-but so probably will can-
Citizen's Part and Ed Clroth
Libertarian Party.
Only Anderson, however, is 'even
close to meeting the requirement that a
Nandidate have 15 per cent support in
the national polls. The AP poll and
others show Clark and Commoner with
1 per cent support or less.
IBUT AT THE same time, the polls
disagree on Anderson's support-or
seem to.
In the AP poll, taken Aug. 15-16, An-
derson drew the support of 13 per cent
of those identified as likely voters. In
the Gallup survey taken Aug. 15-17
among registered voters, the Illinois
ongresstnan stood at 14 per cent.
*But the ABC News-Louis Harris Poll
conducted Aug. 14-18 found Anderson at

17 per cent among their definition of
likely voters. The Roper Organization's
poll taken Aug. 16-23.also put Anderson
at 17 per cent-.
THUS, ANDERSON seems to have
qualified according to two polls but
failed in two others.
The League's problems arise, a num-
ber of professional pollsters say, from
the group's lack of understanding of
polling's limitations. The use of one
single cutoff figure-like 15 per cent-

implies a precision to survey
techniques that does not exist, they say.
Also, each pollster uses a slightly dif-
ferent group of people on which to base
the results. Gallup uses those who say
they are registered to vote. The AP uses
only those who are likely to vote
because of their past voting behavior,
current interest in politics and whether
they are now registered to vote. Other
pollsters use other definitions.

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