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Congress attacks army spending
WASHINGTON (AP) -Congressmen
expressed outrage yesterday that most
of the $8 million set aside so military
facilities could be adapted as shelters
for the homeless has been spent by the
Army on routine maintenance.
"That, I think, is just shocking," said
Rep. Ted Weiss (D-N.Y.), chairman of
the subcommittee that was told about
the Defense Department's spending.
THE GENERAL Accounting Office
said in the fiscal year that ended Sept.
30, $200,000 was used to upgrade a
facility for the homeless in Alameda.
County, Calif., and $700,000 has been
obligated for a similiar project in
"The balance of the money has been
spent in Army reserve fit-up
operations" to repair "defense
facilities for defense purposes," said
Defense takes $8 million
set aside for homeless aid
Paul Wright of the GAO, the
congressional audit agency.
The money set aside by Congress for
the homeless had originally been
placed in a Defense Department ac-
count because "Army reserve centers
were thought to be probably the first
type of facility to be used as a shelter,"
"HOWEVER, when Defense saw it
was not going to be using the entire $8
million" for the shelters, it decided to
spend the money for other purposes
rather than lose it at the end of the
fiscal year, Wright said.
Joseph Delfico, associate director of
the human resources division of the
GAO, said the Pentagon contended that
one reason it didn't use all the money on
shelters was the remoteness of the
military bases. ,
"The base commanders who were in
charge of the local bases had rules
about the amount of people they would
take onto the base, the facilities and
how they would be used and they're
quite restrictive," Delfico said. "For
military reasons, they preferred to
restrict some of the use of the base to
maybe just weekends and certain times
during the weekend and so forth."
Local citizens who were hoping to use
the facilities to provide help for the
homeless of ten found the conditions too
restrictive, he said.
The GAO said some 600 Army
facilities were initially thought to be
possible shelters, but only two were
Asked about the GAO report, Col.
Craig McNabb, an Army spokesman,
said officials asked "hundreds of
people" in various communities if they
wanted to use a reserve center as a
"Very few said, 'Yes, we would like to
do that.' It was a demand-oriented
thing," he said.
"We busted our bird" to use the
money for shelters, he said. "They
spent all they could. We did some good,
but not $8 million worth."
Panel cites relaxed security at embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House
Intelligence Committee declared
yesterday that U.S. officials respon-
sible for the Beirut embassy failed to
sufficiently heed warnings of potential
terrorist attacks prior to the Sept. 20
truck-bomb attack that killed 14 people,
including two Americans.
"This intelligence about the threat
portrayed a situation where those
responsible far security at U.S. in-
stallations in Beirut - both in
Washington and on the scene - should
have been on full alert and should have
taken every precaution possible to th-
wart just suchran attack as occurred,"
the Democratic-controlled committee
CITING THE two previous fatal at-
tacks by truck bombs against
American facilities in Beirut, the House
panel said, "common sense would ...
have suggested that terrorists would
continue to use vehicular bombs until
such time as the U.S. was able to
develop adequate defense against such
Calling the situation in Beirut similar
to "a war zone," the panel added: "The
probability of another vehicular bomb
attack was so unambiguous that there
is no logical explanation for the lack of
effective security countermeasures."
Further, the six-page report said in-
telligence on the potential terrorist
threat in Beirut was "adequate," with,
special alerts highlighting two threats
against American personnel in Sep-
"USE OF THE alert mechanism
should have gained the direct attention
of top State Department and Embassy
officials, including security officers, to
such likely threats," the committee
The finding conflicts with President
Reagan's statement Tuesday that
"there was no evidence of any
carelessness or anyone not performing
their duty" - a remark he made as he
accepted responsibility for the U.S.
failure to thwart the attack.
The bombing was the third nearly
identical truck bomb attack to hit
American Facilities in Beirut in 17
months. A total of 260 Americans have
died in the attacks.
THE COMMITTEE report also in-
directly disputes Reagan's earlier
suggestion that the attack could be par-
tly blamed on "the near-destruction of
our intelligence capability in recent
years" -an assertion that was seen as
criticism of his predecessor, Jimmy
In contrast, the House Intelligence
Committee described intelligence
collection that worked efficiently and
provided clear warnings of likely
terrorist attacks against U.S. person-
nel, although never pinpointing the
exact time or target.
"The committee is convinced that in-
formation of such detail is extremely
difficult, often impoissible, to obtain;"
the report said.
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Cubs, Tigers divide campus
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Within the hallowed wall of the
University's law school library, some
loyal fans were trying to study so they
could watch the game later.
"NO, I don't usually study at the law
library at 6 p.m.," explained Kevin
Riley, an LSA junior. "I've watched all
three playoff games so far. I've planned
around the games so I have the time to
watch . . . I took a couple of days off
Another student holed up in the law
library said he suffers from a case of'
mixed emotions, Dan Besser, a second
year law student, grew up in Chicago,
attended Wayne State University in
Detroit, and now has sentiments for
both the Cubs and the Tigers.
However, this loyal Cubs-and-Tiger
fan has not seen a playoff game yet. "I
haven't watched any of the Cubs or
Tigers because of homework," he said,
adding that he is looking forward to a
Cubs-Tigers World Series. "They are
America's baseball teams; they make
me hark back to traditional baseball,
real grass, uniforms."
OUT FRONT of the Alpha Delta Phi
fraternity three members were playing
baseball to get "pumped up."
"There is an intense rivalry between
the Tiger fans and Cub fans," said
Brian Juroff, LSA junior and member
of the fraternity. "When the Cubs game
is on everyone is in the TV room, and
when the Tigers are on it's packed ... in
between eveveryone fights."
Now, if the Cub and Tiger fans could
just get the professors out of the
classroom to watch the ballgames, all
their problems would be solved.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Congress lurches towards bill
to keep government in action
WASHINGTON - Congress, eager to adjourn by week's end, lurched
toward a midnight Wednesday deadline for approving emergency spending
legislation that is necessary to keep the government from shutting down for
lack of money.
"We aren't going to be able to finish.. . by midnight. We just cannot do it,"
declared Majority Leader Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) before the Senate began
its second marathon session in two days in the hope of completing work on
the money bill.
The bulk of the federal government already was operating under a three--
day financing measure which President Reagan signed yesterday just hours
before it was to expire at midnight. The long-term bill before the Senate
would provide about $467 billion to federal agencies for the entire fiscal year,
which began Monday
Before completing action, the Senate still faced disputes over foreign aid,
military spending and water projects.
Shutdowns of the government are threatened every year because of lapses
in financing, but they rarely actually occur. There was a partial shutdown in
November 1981 when workers were sent home after a half-day.
Judge gets fine, prison term
for evading federal income tax
RENO, Nev.-U.S. District Judge Harry Claiborne was sentenced yester-
day to two years in prison and fined $10,000 for income tax evasion,
becoming the first federal judge ordered to prison for crimes committed
while on the bench. His lawyers said they will appeal the sentence.
"My life has been virtually destroyed, not because of illegal and wrongful
acts," Claibornesaid. "I'm sorry I can't say I'm remorseful for these acts.
I'm guilty, not of the charges made in this indictment. I'm guilty of being
reckless with my own personal affairs."
Presiding Judge Walter Hoffman of Virginia sentenced Claiborne to two
years on each of two counts of tax evasion. The sentences are to run con-
currently. He also fined Claiborne $10,000.
"It is a sorry day for you, Judge Claiborne, but it is even a sorrier day for
the federal judiciary, Hoffman said in passing sentence. He ordered
Claiborne to serve his time at a federal institution at Maxwell Air Force
Base at Montgomery, Ala.
Defense attorneys filed an immediate notice of appeal.
Labor Party urges disarmament
BLACKPOOL, England-The opposition Labor Party committed itself
yesterday to an uncompromising policy of expelling U.S. nuclear weapons
and dismantling the British nuclear arsenal.
Under the policy, a Labor government would be committed to scrap
Britain's 16 submarine-based Polaris nuclear missiles; cancel the Conser-
vatives' order to buy the more potent U.S. Trident missile system; expel
cruise missiles; and oust the U.S. F-111 nuclear bombers and Poseidon
missile-carrying submarines long based in this country.
Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock smiled broadly as yesterday'svote was
announced. He has argued the policy can bring electoral support because it
stresses Britain will remain in NATO and avoids leftist-urged commitments
to cut conventional defense spending.
Charles Price, the U.S. ambassador to Briain, was at the conference and
said Labor's non-nuclear policy would not be welcomed by Britain's NATO
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government rejects
unilateral disarmament, saying such a policy is dangerous and would effec-
tively end Britain's role in NATO.
U.S. auto sales jump in 1984
DETROIT-U.S. automakers posted their best model year in five years
yesterday, and the compact Chevrolet Cavalier won the title of America's
'ftcte 1984 car.
The six major domestic automakers said they sold 7,914,738 cars in the
year ending Sept. 30, a 22.4 percent gain from the 6,466,897 in the 1983 model
Sales for September were reasonably brisk, at 9.7 percent above the same
month last year, despite six days of strikes against General Motors Corp.,
which accounts for nearly 60 percent of domestic car sales.
U.S. Car sales took a dive in the final 10 days of September. Heinbach at-
tributed that to the GM spot strikes and GM's supply problems that predated
the strikes. Its sales were down 20.2 percent.
,Shuttle's radar seeks lost cities
PASADENA, Calif.-When the shuttle Challenger soars into space
tomorrow, it will carry a radar camera that scientists hope will detect an-
cient lost cities, icebergs, oil spills and forests damaged by acid rain.
The U.S. Geological Survey will use SIR-B to map details of ancient rivers
"and identify potential sites of prehistoric human habitation" in the eastern
Sahara, said Jet Propulsion Laboratory spokeswoman Mary Beth Murrill.
USGS researchers also will seek evidence of lost cities in the foothills of
the Peruvian Andes. A Swedish scientist hopes to discover Nordic ruins
from the Middle Ages on Oland Island in the BalticSea, while a Los Angeles
documentary filmmaker wants to uncover traces of the 2,000-year-old lost
city of Ubar in the Persian Gulf state of Oman.
Other SIR-B experiments include using radar images to evaluate the ear-
thquake potential of faults, locate groundwater supplies, monitor worldwide
rainfall, determine how well crops are growing, create topographic maps,
analyze Hawaii's lava flows, study ocean waves that threaten shipping, and
study deserts in California, China and Australia.
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R.A.'s body found in A rb
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Duffy did not appear to be depressed
or frustrated before her suicide, An-
"SHE WENT to the Thronson house
council meeting Sunday night and ap-
peared to be in good spirits," Antieau
"There was just nothing to indicate
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(a problem)," she added. "She was not
moody, (she was) very even-keeled.
"She was very easy going. She was
very laid back and she was always con-
cerned about everyone else," said Nan-
cie Thomas, the other eighth floor
Although most of the residents know
about the incidsnt, Antieau said about
one-third of the residents have not been
informed because of rush parties which
were scheduled for last night.
No steps to find a replacement RA
have been taken, .Antieau said.
However; she said RA's from other
dorms are volunteering to work.
Antieau said South Quad will plan
some type of memorial.
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