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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 29, 1983
Burford testifies before conunittee

Burford testified yesterday she might
have made a "flip remark" about the
Environmental Protection Agency's
role in the Senate race in California last
year, but she denied withholding a $6
million cleanup grant to thwart Gov.
Edmund Brown Jr., the Democratic
Burford made her first appearance
before a congressional committee since
she resigned under fire last March as
EPA administrator, along with a dozen
of her top aides. At that time a half-

dozen congressional panels were in-
vestigating charges of mismanagement
conflict of interest and wrongdoing
against her agency.
Burford told the House Energy and
Commerce investigations subcommit-
tee that her last-minute decision to
withhold the grant to clean up the
Stringfellow acid pits in California was
based on sound policy questions.
"I think it would have been very
irresponsible of me to have made that
grant under the information that was
available to me," she said.

Burford spoke in an unusually soft
voice and seemed to be struggling to
maintain her composure.
The Stringfellow site, situated 50
miles east of Los Angeles and regarded
as California's worst toxic waste site,
was slated to receive money from the
EPA's $1.6 billion "superfund" for
cleanup of hazardous chemical dumps.
In late July 1982, Mrs. Burfurd flew to
California for a news conference to an-
nounce a $6 million grant to the state.
On her arrival, however, she canceled

the news conference and the grant was
not awarded until December.
At the time, Brown was running
against San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson,
the Republican candidate, for the seat
being vacated by Sen. S.I. Hayakawa,
R-Calif. Wilson won the election in
The House voted Aug. 3 to drop a con-
tempt of Congress citation against Bur-
ford after the Reagan administration
agreed to supply the documents that
had been withheld.

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Druze shelling breaks
Lebanese cease-fire

From AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Druze Moslem
artillery shells along with Syrian
machine-gun fire violated Lebanon's
cease-fire yesterday. r
The Druze said their fire came in
response to a Lebanese army advance
and warned "arms will be the
abritrator" if national unity talks fail.
Another Druze statement also war-
ned the multinational peacekeepers to
keep away from the Lebanese army
and not to get involved in the sectarian
THE LEBANESE government
scrapped plans to reopen the Beirut
airport today after the Druze militia
threatened to shell it.
The airport has been closed since
Aug. 28, when Druze and Shiite Moslem
militiamen shelled the Lebanese and
U.S. Marine positions around it.
The Druze had claimed the opening
would violate the cease-fire agreement
because the airport has been put to
military use by the government.
A GOVERNMENT spokesman
denied the Druze charge that it had

used the airport as an airbase during
the recent renewal of the civil war.
Meanwhile in Washington yesterday
the House approved President
Reagan's proposed war powers com-
promise with Congress by a 270-161
vote, authorizing him to keep U.S.
Marines in Lebanon for as long as 18
Acknowledging that many House
members believed 18 months was too
long to allow the Marines to remain in
Beirut, House Speaker Thomas O'Neill.
said the compromise measure was "not
a blank check as some have asserted."
-O'NEILL, TURNING to his fellow
Democrats who control the House, told
them that "it is time to act in a bipar-
tisan manner."
"I ask you to act today to help the
President bring peace and stability to
Lebanon," the speaker said.
House Republican Leader Robert
Michel of Illinois said it was "ab-
solutely imperative" that Congress ap-
prove an 18-month timetable "to get us
over the politics of the presidential
election year."

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Ford calls back steel workers
DEARBORN - Ford Motor Co. said yesterday it will call back 650 to 750
laid-off workers at its Rouge Steel Mill beginning Monday as a result of a
newly approved union concessions contract.
UAW members at Rouge Steel on Friday approved a pact calling for $4.13
an hour in concessions to keep Ford from going ahead with its announcement
Sept. 13 that the mill would be closed.
Ford in the past month laid off 1,000 Rouge Steel workers as part of an ef-
fort to cut costs at the auto industry's last remaining steel mill. The
callbacks will come from among the workers just laid off.
"As you increase your steel output, you need more people right down the
line," said Ford spokesman Dick Judy.
Judy also said Ford this fall will begin major modernization work at
Rouge Steel. It had pledged to do so if the three-year concessions contract
was approved.
Reagan refuses to fire Watt
WASHINGTON - James Watt will stay on as secretary of the interior and
President Reagan "considers the matter closed," chief White House
spokesman Larry Speakes said yesterday.
"The matter is behind us," Speakes told reporters at the White House
when asked about the controversy over the interior secretary's wisecrack
that members of an advisory panel include a black, a woman, "two Jews and
a cripple."
Asked if Reagan would accept a Watt resignation, Speakes replied, "We do
not anticipate Secretary Watt choosing to resign. We don't look for it."
Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker told reporters that Watt is "a lit-
tle better off today than he was a few days ago."
However, Republican sources said that a survey conducted by Baker for
the White House suggested that a Senate vote on a Democrat-sponsored
resolution urging Watt's removal would be extremely close, one that Watt
might lose if the tally were taken over the next few days.
House connittee passes belt bill
LANSING - With major insurance company promises to reduce rates if
the legislation becomes law, the House Insurance Committee yesterday
unanimously approved a "mandatory" seat belt bill for Michigan drivers.
The measure, which now goes to the full House for consideration, contains
a provision that may allow anyone- who wants one an exemption from
wearing belts.
The bill, which backers estimate could save 300 lives annually and reduce
injuries by two-thirds; was approved after two insurance companies said
they may drop personal injury protection rates 20 percent if it becomes law.
That pledge was made by the Automobile Club of Michigan and League In-
surance Companies.
The rate reduction would apply to drivers who signed a statement
promising to wear the belts. Auto Club President Jack Avignone estimated
an individual could save between $11 and $90 a year because of the reduction.
"This is the best chance we've ever had," said the legislation's sponsor,
Rep. David Hollister (D-Lansing). However, he still predicted a "battle"
over the bill, which carries a $10 fine for failure to use belts, when it reaches
the lower chamber.
Report says birth control pill
kills 500, saves 850 annually
NEW YORK - Birth control pills kill 500 of the 10 million American users
annually, a new report on risks and benefits of current contraceptive
methods said yesterday.
The study, "Making Choices," estimated about 30 die annually from com-
plications of tubal sterilization, 30 from use of the intra-uterine-device, and
15 from trouble linked to abortion.
Deaths from complications of pill use could be cut to about 70 if no pill
users smoked and if none took the pill after her 35th birthday, said Dr.
Howard Ory, epidemologist at the Centers for Disease Control and an author
of the report.
Pill-related deaths are offset by the pill-related prevention of an estimated
850 deaths from ovarian cancer each yearamong users, the report said.
Despite deaths and other complications due to contraception, the report
said unwanted pregnancy and childbearing pose a greater risk to a woman's
life and health than the use of any currently available birth control method.
Continental pilots ponder strike
HOUSTON - Leaders of Continental Airlines pilots union met yesterday
to consider a strike because of pay cuts and workload increases implemen-
ted in a bankruptcy reorganization.
A decision on whether to strike is expected today.
Continental filed its bankruptcy papers on Saturday and resumed
domestic service on Tuesday. It recalled 4,200 of the 12,000 employees it laid
off, at substantially reduced salaries and longer hours.
Unions have branded the move as a union busting technique, and promised
to file suits challenging "abuse" of bankruptcy laws. Continental chairman

Frank Lorenzo said the reorganization was the only way to keep the com-
pany afloat.
Pete Dennis, a Continental pilot for 18 years, said "It's ironic that one
country shot down an airliner and the whole world turned upside down. One
man (Lorenzo) is shooting down a whole industry and nobody seems to give
a damn."
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Thursday, September 29, 1983
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