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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 29, 1984 - Page 7
Bipartisan deficit panel hits snag

WASHINGTON (UPI) - President
Reagan's bipartisan deficit-cutting
panel foundered yesterday, with
Republicans "staggered" by a
Democratic proposal to raise taxes and
neither side optimistic that talks could
But a White House spokesman
blamed Democrats for the impasse and
vowed: "We have not yet abandoned
hope of success.''
EMERGING from the hour-long meeting
the fourth since Reagan called on the
panel to formulate a $100 billion "down
payment" on the nearly $1.5 trillion
federal debt, neither Democrats nor

Republicans sounded discouraged
about the talks. None, however, was
willing to take the first step to call them
House Democratic Leader Jim
Wright of Texas suggested that the
panel consider tax hikes and other
revenue-raising plans and outlined five
posibilities. One suggestion was
elimination of the third installment of
Reagan's 25 percent tax - a move that
would trim $97 billion from the deficit in
three years. Another was to postpone
tax indexing for three years - a saving
of $54 billion. But the panel could not
agree on any of the revenue plans.
THEY ALSO were unable to agree on

a plan by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.),
to cut defense spending by $80 billion
over three years.
Wright made his proposals in a letter
to White House aide James Baker in
which he accused the administration of
being "inflexible" on the subject of
military cuts.
Assistant House Republican leader
Trent Lott of Mississippi stopped short
of labeling Wright's proposals an at-
tempt to scuttle talks. But, he warned:
"If the Democrats are talking about
that kind of tax increases and higher
defense cuts than what Domenici

proposed, I don't know if there is much
"i think we were staggered by the
demeanor and the substance he
(Wright) put on the table today," Lott
said. "I don't have an ulcer; he's trying
to give me one.
Wright said administration represen-
tatives did not accept any of his
revenue proposals.
"There was no real progress that I
can report," Wright said. He said he is
not ready to quit the talks but reiterated
that the real deficit-cutting must be
done in Congress.
with East

Austrian lead
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Austrian President
Rudolf Kirchschlaeger told President Reagan
yesterday he hopes a stepped up dialogue between
the United States and the Kremlin's new leadership
will improve East-West relations.
Reagan welcomed Kirchschlaeger, the first
Austrian head of state to make an official visit to the
United States, with a greeting in German, "Wir
heissen Sie Herzlich Willkonnen" - "We bid you a
warm welcome."
A SENIOR American official said the two leaders
talked for about one hour, mostly on East-West
relations and Central America.
An elaborate welcoming ceremony had to be held
indoors because of rain, but Kirchschlaeger was.

er urges dialog
the guest of honor for a gala state dinner last night
In his arrival remarks, the Austrian president told
Reagan, "I come here today as a true friend, ad-
vocating the promotion of friendship between
Western Europe and the United States, but also ad-
vocating a dialogue between East and West."
AUSTRIA, a neutral state that serves as the first
stop for many eastern European refugees, has
shown, he said, "It is only through a constructive
dialogue that our living with each other in peace is in-
Kirchschlaeger said, "The recent messages from +
across both sides of the ideological borderlines seem+
to give hope for mutual understanding."l
It was not clear what he was referring to. Vice

President George Bush and Soviet leader Konstantin
Chernenko exchanged pleasantries at the funeral this
month of Yuri Andropov, and Chernenko later in-
dicated willingness for on-site verification of
chemical weapons reduction.
The U.S. official said Kirchschlaeger was referring
to Reagan's conciliatory Jan. 16 speech on East-West
The official, who spoke on condition he not be
named, said a tough anti-American sppech Monday
by Soviet, Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko was
discussed. He said the official U.S. reaction is that the
oratory was "standard" and part of Gromyko's cam-
paign for re-election to party office.

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Michael Jackson receives only, three of the twelve Grammy Awards for
which he was nominated last night at the ceremony held in Los Angeles.
Jackson, Poice top
Grammy Award ist

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Jackson's 12 nominations reflected
the breadth of his accomplishment with
"Thriller," which has sold more than 25
million copies to become the best-
selling album in history. "Thriller" is
in its 31st week at the top of Billboard's
album chart, a record equalled in the
past 20 years only by Fleetwood Mac's
The album also spawned seven top 10
singles, including two No. 1 songs - the
sultry "Billie Jean" and the high-
energy "Beat It."
JACKSON'S voice and cat-like
dance moves have made him an inter-
national star, but his nominations also
honored his songwriting, record
producing and even speaking talents.
Eleven of his nominations stemmed
from "Thriller," and the 12th was for
his narration on the children's recor-
ding "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial."
It was announced before the show
that Jackson, who sat in the audience
with companion Brooke Shields, would
pose for pictures backstage but would
not grant interviews.
BUT HE HAD plenty of backstage
1 admirers.
"I want him to do some more. I want
him to do it over and over again," said
Stevie Wonder, who presented the song-
of-the year Grammy with Bob Dylan.
Dylan described Jackson's
achievements as "amazin. He's good.
He's a good songwriter. He's a great
Asked about Jackson's record-
breaking album sales, Dylan, who has
never enjoyed huge commercial suc-
cess, said stiffly, "I don't know much
about sales."
In other rhythm and blues awards,
Chaka Khan won as a female soloist,

and, with longtime band Rufus, picked
up the duo or group Grammy for the hit
single "Ain't Nobody."
Miss Khan also shared a vocal
arrangement Grammy with Aris Mar-
din for "Be Bop Medledy."
ANN MURRAY picked up her fourth
Grammy in the country female
category for "A Little Good News."
Lee Greenwood won his first Grammy
for the singel "I Owe You," and The
New South earned the instrumental
country Grammy for "Fireball."
Mike Reid's "Stranger In My House"
was named best new country song.
Donna Summer, who in previous
years won one R&B Grammy and
another for rock, won the inspirational
Grammy for "He's A Rebel."
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Roger Miller holds the record for
-most Grammys won in a single year.
He won six in 1966, most of them for his
smash single "King of the Road."
SONGWRITER Henry Mancini has
won 20 Grammys during his career,
more than anyone else.
Producers of the three-hour awards
program planned 16 performance
sequences - more than in any previous
The lineup featured such top stars as
Linda Rondstadt, Donna Summer,
Irene Cara, Sheena Easton, Bonnie
Tyler, Eurythmics, Big Country, Oak
Ridge Boys, Marsalis, gospel singers
Phil Driscoll and Albertina Walker, and
Chuck Berry, who also was named a
recipient of a special Lifetime
Achievement Grammy.
Grammy winners were determined
by balloting among nearly 6,000 mem-
bers of the record academy in seven
chapters nationwide. Members include
recording artists, song writers,
musicians, producers and.technicians.

"WE HAVE A good, quality, diverse
education," he said. "Business and
engineering are very popular now and
they're very big programs here."
In addition to resting on itsacademic
laurels, the University has improved its
recruitment efforts.
"We've developed new programs -
and modified and expanded them year
by year," said Lance Erickson,
associate director of admissions. "We
have more on-campus visits, more per-
sonal contacts with prospective studen-'
TO LURE more interested
students, the admissions office revam-
ped many of their publications, expan-
ding them and including profiles of
Although the publications are im-
proved, Erickson said, they are not
"Madison Avenue," compared to
publications put out by some east coast
"Some schools are just
systematically approaching the studen-
ts, and there's nothing wrong with
that," he said. "But the Hollywood-
Madison Avenue approach sells an
image and not reality.
"I HOPE that more'institutions don't
get into that type of recruitment," he
added. "It's carefully planned mis-
On-campus visits for high school
students begin Monday. Dubbed
"Campus Days," it gives prospective
students the opportunity to tour the
campus and learn more about the
University by talking to current studen-
ts and staff.
Personal contacts include receptions
given by alumni, visits to high schools
by alumni and University represen-
tatives, and scholar receptions for top-
notch students.
UNIVERSITY alumni conduct inter-
views for some scholarships; call in-
terested students, providing them with
news of admission; and work at college
fairs at out-of-state schools, Erickson
Even the faculty are involved in

'Some schools are just systematically ap-
proaching the students, and there's nothing
wrong with that. But the Hollywood-
Madison Avenue approach sells an image
and not reality.'
-Lance Erickson
Assistant director, University admissions

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recruiting efforts. Many write letters
and call students who are interested in
specific University programs of
departments, he said, and conduct
seminars on weekends to increase ex-
posure of the campus for academically
promising students.
The University has also improved the
financial support for incoming students
by creating new merit scholarships,
Erickson said.
"BUT ANOTHER factor (in in-
creased applications) is that students
are applying to multiple schools now,"
Erickson said. "Students realize that it
is a buyer's market."
Erickson said students now remain
undecided about their college choice
longer and hold out for the best finan-
cial aid-scholarship packages. Ap-
plying to many schools is "largely due
to financial aspects" of attending
college he said.
"Students apply to the University as
a safety valve, too," he said. "In case
they don't get accepted at Harvard or
some other Ivy League school."
STUDENTS WHO once would not
have applied to the University thinking
the competition too intense to get in, are
now applying here because they think
the number of applicants is smaller,
Erickson said. These students may
believe that they have a better chance
of getting in now, according to
That belief, however, is not true,
Sjogren said. The waiting list for
students who may still be admitted in-
cluded many students who are

academically capable of attending the
"We try to project how many studen-
ts we will be able to accept from our
waitlist, and this year it will probably
be fewer than one-half of them," said
"The wait list is very big," said
Erickson. "We'll be admitting fewer
from there than in past years."

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