Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Senate rejects bill extending I
federal unemployment benefits
WASHINGTON-The Senate yesterday rejected 58-34 legislation that
would have extended federal jobless benefits for six months as it prepared to
consider a bill to phase out the program for 339,000 unemployed Americans.
Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-Kan.) said he was "fairly cer-
tain" President Reagan would sign the $160 million phase-out bill as long as
it contained no amendments to extend the program.
The phase-out bill approved in the House on Tuesday, was to go im-
mediately to the White House for Reagan's signature pending Senate ap-
The defeated legislation was in the form of an amendment proposed by
Sen. Arlen Specter, (R-Pa). He said the bill was necessary to "protect
unemployed workers throughout the country who through no fault of their
own cannot find jobs."
But Senate Finance Committee Chairman Robert Packwood, (R-Ore.),
urged defeat of the amendment, saying it would only "ensure that the
president would veto the phase-out plan."
Before taking up the phase-out bill, the Senate was to consider another
amendment that would make it easier for states with high unemployment to
offer jobless benefits for longer than 26 weeks.
Disputes prompt Japanese envoy
TOKYO-Alarmed by moves on Capitol Hill to enact protectionist
legislation, Japan said yesterday it will send a special envoy to Washington
in a bid to defuse a mounting trade dispute with the United States.
A Foreign Ministry official said Reishi Teshima, deputy foreign minister
for economic affairs, will leave today for Washington "to expalin the
Japanese position" to U.S. officials "in view of recent moves in the
Masayuki Rujio," chairman of the policy board of the ruling 'Liberal-
Democratic Party, also said Japanese officials. would likely invite U.S.
senators and congressmen to Tokyo in mid-April to discuss trade issues.
Japan has recently taken new steps to liberalize some of its markets and
promote the sale of foreign goods.
But the Reagan administration insists that Japan has not gone far enough
to open up to American goods its markets in telecommunications, elec-
tronics, forestry products, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.
Khartoum doctor strike prompts
SSR BEI LSA student
dean 's rehiring
Sudan communications cut
CAIRO, Egypt-Police broke up an anti-government protest led by doctors
yesterday in Khartoum, Sudan, and foreign diplomats said a general strike
Public communications with Sudan were cut, and reports from the scene
were not available.
Sudan's official news agency said riot police used tear gas to disperse the
demonstrating doctors, lawyers and other professionals.
Diplomats in London, quoting diplomatic cables, said as many as 4,000
people were involved and police fired "some shots into the air." They also
reported the general strike.
Doctors have led agitation against President Gaafar Nimeiri's gover-
nment since, last Thursday, the third day of rioting that followed demon-
strations against large price, increases for essential commodities. The
government says five people died in the rioting, including a 1-year-old girl.
Israelis release Shifte prisoners
ANSAR, Lebanon-The Israeli army released more than 750 prisoners in
southern Lebanon yesterday, and many of the released men chanted
"Khomeini, Khomeini" andshouted defiance of the Israeli occupiers.
With its withdrawal from Lebanon only weeks away, the Israelis closed
the Ansar prison camp, freed the prisoners and sent a fleet of trucks to
dismantle other military positions.
The prisoners-many of them Shiite Moslems who espouse the teachings
of Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini-chanted "God is great.
War until victory. Khomeini, Khomeini" as they sat in Israeli army trucks
that took them from Ansar to the Lebanese villages where they were
On Tuesday, the Israelis took 1,100 other Ansar prisoners to a new deten-
tion center in Israel. The release of about a third of the prisoners was
designed to ease tensions with southern Lebanon's increasingly hostile Shiite
Kirkpatrick switches to GOP
WASHINGTON-Former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, saying
she is "tired of swimming against the current of my own party," changed
her voter registration yesterday from Democrat to Republican.
Hours after her new voter registration card was delivered to Kirkpatrick
election# officials in suburban Montgomery County, Md.,
told a news conference that she still admires her Democratic heroes of the
"If Harry Truman were running for president today, I would vote for
him," she said, adding that her first vote was cast for Truman in 1948. She
said her next vote was for Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic presidential
nominee who lost to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952.
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FROM FRIENDS TO FRIENDS.
"Are you OK to drive?"
What afew beers?"
"Did you have too much to drink?"
"I'm perfectly fine."
"Are you in any shape to drive?"
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with my eyes closed."
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students make time. That's assinine."
MSA Vice President Steve Kaplan
"I happen to think students are
capable of setting aside priorities," he
said. He added that Steiner's experien-
ced argument is not a valid excuse for
keeping students off the committee.
"I DON'T think (Steiner's) giving
students enough credit. (They) pick up
skills to be good students at the Univer-
sity, I don't see why they can't be good
Student participation solely on the
departmental level isn't enough, Page
said. "I think practice shows," he said,
"that you lose something as soon as you
have to start working through the
bureaucracy and students don't have a
against cancer can be
cooked up in your kitchen.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
PUT US TO THE
Current executive committee mem-.
bers may be out of touch with college
students and their needs, said Rajeev
Samantrai, former LSA-SG president.
"Just because you were a student 20
years ago doesn't mean you understand
students today," he said.
"Students are involved firsthand -
students give a more current perspec-
tive," Brown agreed. "(students) offer
another opinion from a concerned point
Student input is important because
they know what the college is not giving
to students, Page said. "Students have
a better idea how the college is meeting
their individual needs than the faculty
Kaplan said he hopes that Steiner's
opposition to having students on the
committee will no kill the issue. "I still
think it's important that he know that
students are concerned about not
having students on the LSA Executive
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spokesman, however, said there are
nearly 5.9 million registered voters
listed on four-year "active files," out of
a voting age population of 6.5 million
The elections specialist, Brad Wit-
tman, however, said it is believed those
figures may be "somewhat inflated"
because of people relocating. But he
said it is thought that the true figure is
still well over 80 percent.
Bullard estimated the package could
result in up to 300,000 new voters being
Bullard also said that mail-in
registration has worked effectively in
21 other states without fraud.
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