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Bush criticizes CIA
President George Bush joiped
President Reagan yesterday in
criticizing cutbacks he said former
President Carter ordered at the CIA,
but he refused to link such cuts to the
bombing of the American Embassy an-
nex in Beirut.
Reagan himself had appeared to
make just such a connection on Wed-
nesday, but he chided reporters yester-
day for having "distorted my remarks
about the CIA." He refused to
A WHITE House spokesman, com-
menting on condition he not be named,
was asked yesterday if Reagan had
been aiming his criticism at the Carter
administration. "If you concluded that,
you wouldn't be wrong," he replied.
In a plane side news conference in
Saginaw, Mich., Bush was asked
whether Reagan was blaming Carter
for intelligence failures that resulted in
a lack of warning about last week's em-
bassy attack. His reply: "No. I don't
believe that. I don't believe anyone can
Reagan, in a campaign appearance
at Bowling Green State University in
Ohio, said, "The real protection and
where we're feeling the effects today of
the near destruction of our intelligence
capability in recent years-before we
came here, the effort that somehow to
say, well, spying is somehow dishonest
and let's get rid of our intelligence
agents, and we did that to a large ex-
tent. Your biggest protection is to-and
we're trying to rebuild our intelligence
to where you'll find out and know in ad-
vance what the target might be and be
prepared for it."
BUSH, himself a former director of
the CIA, said yesterday, "I do believe
there were cuts made in the intelligence
business during Carter's term that
were inappropriate and ... here's what
I objected to, Carter kind of coming in
and going out to the agency there and
saying, well we know everything's
wrong and we're going to clean up
something that, you know, if it wasn't
broke why do they need to fix it-and
laying off a lot of people and thus cur-
tailing a lot of our sources of intelligen-
Bush said such steps were "not good
for the overall intelligence community
and I think that's what the president is
trying to say. On any specific incident, I
couldn't level that kind of charge" that
Carter was responsible for the Beirut
He said agency contacts with sources
overseas also had been damaged
during the Republican administration
of Gerald Ford when CIA wrongdoing
was investigated by congressional
RETURNING TO the intelligence
question at a later news conference,
Bush said the Carter administration
had cut back on the clandestine ser-
vice, saying, "I do think for awhile we
diminished the human intelligence side
of the business."
Even so, Bush said the United States
has the best foreign intelligence service
in the world, although he acknowledged
that other countries might be superior
in collecting information in individual
Reagan's charges about CIA cut-
backs angered congressional
Democrats, who argued that Carter,
beginning in 1979, increased the agen-
cy's personnel and budget after cut-
backs under GOP administrations of
the early 1970s.
After the news conference, Bush went
to Eisenhower High School. Students
from Eisenhower and nearby MacAr-
thur High School-more than 2,000 in
all-attended the rally. The two
schools, on opposite sides of the room,
competed in shouting "Reagan" and
"Bush" to see who could be the loudest.
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possible reason there are more women
than minority medical students is that
the "women's movement has been
more successful that minority progr-
ams have been in getting their con-
stituents into professional schools, into
the business world."
THE RELATIVELY small number of
black and Hispanic medical school
students is due, in part, to the fact that
"the pool of minorities who are coming
out of high school and going to college is
relatively small," she said. "It isn't in-
creasing fast enough to have an effect
on professional schools like medicine."
Crowley also said minority students
in high school may. not be directed
toward science and medicine.
The AMA said the number of women
enrolling in medical schools in the
United States has been growing since
Friday, Sept. 28
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IN 1983-84, more than 32 percent of
the medical school students and more
than a quarter of the expected
graduates were female.
There are 67,443 students in the 127
Of U.S. black students in medical
schools, nearly one in five attends three
schools - Howard University in
Washington, D.C.; Meharry Medical
College in Nashville, Tenn.; and
Morehouse College in Atlanta.
While enrollment in U.S. medical
schools is at an all-time high, the AMA
said the number of people applying has
been falling since 1978 and first-year
enrollment has declined for the last
three years. Total enrollment in U.S.
medical schools increased by less than
one percent in 1983-84.
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that the basement was flooded.
"At one point, the firemen were doub-
tful of saving the house, or (afraid) the
roof was going to come in," Disch told
The house has been closed. Residents
are not allowed to return once they
have taken enough belongings for
several weeks away from home. Second
floor residents should be able to return
in about three weeks, while third floor
residents may have to wait until next
term to return, Disch said.
THE HOUSE will probably resume
meal service in about three weeks, she
Meanwhile, Kappa Alpha Theta,
Delta Delta Delta, and Alpha Phi
sororities opened their doors to many of
the homeless women. Beginning Mon-
day, residents will move to the Briar-
wood Hilton and Collegiate Sorosis
Several fraternities also aided the
AS MEMBERS of the sorority stood
among 200 people watching their house
burn late Wednesday night and early
yesterday morning, Delta Upsilon
fraternity members passed out hot
chocolate and coffee.
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity donated
$125 to the residents yesterday.
Disch said that the house's insurance
policy would cover the cost of repairing
or replacing the rugs, household fur-
nishings, fixtures and doors, as well as
any reconstruction or remodeling costs.
She said, however, that residents'
personal belongings were not covered
by the policy.
House officers also said that a rush
party scheduled for Sunday would have
to be moved to another location.
Daily staff member Tracey
Miller filed a report for this story.
Compiled from AssQciated Press and
United Press International reports
U.S. banks reduce prime rate
NEW YORK-Major banks yesterday lowered their prime interest rate to
12/4 percent from 13 percent, with two banks going to12 percent.
The prime rate is a base lending rate from which other loans are priced,
most often upward.
Among the banks reducing their prime rate to 12% percent were the
nations largest, Bank of America, based in San Francisco, and such big New
York banks as Citicorp, Chase Manhattan, Manufacturers Hanover and
Chemical Bank. First National Bank of Chicago was among the first non-
New York banks to announce a reduction to 12 percent.
Mubarak urges Mideast peace
CAIRO, Egypt-President Hosni Mubarak urged the United States yester-
day to "double its efforts" for Middle East peace following the restoration of
relations between Egypt and Jordan.
At the same time, Algeria and Iran joined hard-line Syria and Libya in
denouncing the Jordanian move.
In a telegram to President Reagan, Mubarak called on the United States to
take advantage of the Jordanian decision and launch a diplomatic offensive
in the Middle East.
"We are confident that the United States, under your leadership, will not
hesitate to double its efforts toward achievement of a just and comprehen-
sive peace in the area that would preserve for all peoples their legitimate
right to a free and secure existence," Mubarak told the American president.
In a telegram to Mubarak following Jordan's announcement on Tuesday,
Reagan was quoted by the Egyptian agency as saying he hoped King
Hussein's move in breaking with 16 other Arab League states and restoring
ties to Egypt "will lead to a new stage of common action by peoples who
share the same view of events to achieve security and peace throughout the
The17 Arab countries broke relations with Egypt in 1979 after the late
President Anwar Sadat made Egypt the first Arab nation to sign a peace
treaty with Israel.
Fla. bus-train wreck kills two
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A freight train smashed into a bus carrying four
private school students yesterday, killing two and injuring the driver, who
was the mother of one of the victims, officials said.
The other two students escaped in time and were not injured.
"It appears that the bus stalled out while making the crossing," said Linda
Main, a Florida Highway Patrol supervisor in nearby Fort Pierce. A
railroad official said he understood that the bus went around a lowered gate
at the intersection.
"When I got there the crossing was activated and the arm was down," said
Chief Warren Alford of the St. Lucie County sheriff's department.
The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to investigate.
"Two of the children were able to exit the bus from the front door just prior
to the collision," the Highway Patrol said. "There was one child asleep on
the rearmost seat. While two of the children exited ... the third child ran to
the rear of the bus to awaken the sleeping child."
Those two ... identified as Raimie Finn, 12, and John Dothitt, 10 - were
thrown from the bus. They were pronounced dead at the scene, said Thomas
Honaker, administrator of Port St. Lucie Hospital.
Troops crash Plplipme protest
MANILA, Philippines - Riot troops with guns, clubs, water cannons and
tear gas attacked 3,000 protesters trying to reach the presidential palace
yesterday, leaving 34 people injured and drawing unprecedented criticism
from the National Assembly.
At least 12 of the injured suffered gunshot wounds after police fired pistols
and rifles at demonstrators as they marched down a Manila street toward
the bridge leading to President Ferdinand Marcos' palace. Some of the
protesters threw rocks and homemade bombs at the police, and seven of
ficers were among the injured.
Rally leaders said at least 11 people were taken away by troops, but police
said they had arrested only five.
The injuries and arrests led to a unanimous resolution by the National
Assembly calling for an investigation and condemning police threats on
Filipinos' right to assemble "without forcible interference."
It was the first time an opposition measure implying any criticism of a
government action was passed by the assembly, where Marcos' governing
party holds a two-thirds majority.
The demonstrators included two National Assembly members, an 86-year
old former senator, a former Cabinet minister, a publisher whose newspaper
was closed, and both the brother and son of assassinated opposition leader
N.C. woman to be executed
RALEIGH, N.C. - Gov. Jim Hunt refused Thursday to grant clemency for
Velma Margie Barfield, who is scheduled to die Nov. 2 for poisoning her
boyfriend, saying she should "pay the maximum penalty for her crimes.
Barfield, who also confessed to three other killings, had asked that her
death sentence be commuted to life in prison.
The U.S. Supreme Court last month rejected her request for a new trial,
and her attorneys said then they would forego further court appeals and
focus on attempting to persuade Hunt, a death penalty supporter, to grant
If executed, the 51-year-old grandmother would bethe first woman put to
death in the United States in 22 years and the first in the state since the 1940s.
"I have listened to supporters of Mrs. Barfield for clemency and her at-
torneys," Hunt said at a new conference in his office. "I have also listened to
the views of those who oppose clemency, including relatives and friends of
"Mrs. Barfield should pay the maximum penalty for her crimes," he said,
adding that there was "no question of her guilt."
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