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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 24, 1986
Soviet culture
MLB will air Soviet TV in three weeks

Episodes of daily Soviet life- from game
shows to news programs- will be making
their debut on Ann Arbor airwaves.
Programma I, the Soviet Union's primary
television network, will be bringing shows
like "Come on Girls," a game show in which
women compete to show they are the best in
their careers, and "Our Correspondents
Report," a survey of international affairs, to
the MLB next month.
The live broadcasts will begin at 4 p.m.-
that's midnight Moscow time and 8 a.m.
Vladivostok time- and run15 hours every
PROGRAMMA I, which also shows
newscasts, children's programs, cultural
programs, films, and sports, was established
in the Soviet Union in 1963 and is viewed by

more than 90 million Soviets.
The broadcasts will be 'a "boon to
improving students' language efficiency,"
according to Ruth Hastie, program associate at
the Center for Russian and Eastern European
Studies. She also said Programma I will
illustrate "in a more regular, detailed way how
television has an effect on Soviet attitudes."
Because the programming will run during
the inconvenient times - from 4 p.m. until 7
a.m., REES is trying to work out a tape-
delayed system for daily viewing, Hastie said.
LSA COUNSELOR and Russian Prof.
Serge Shishkoff said the University has not
decided how to incorporate the programming
into class curriculum. The University's Soviet
Television Advisory Committee will meet
today to formulate a plan.
Programma I was installed by Orbita, Inc.,

a national company which is installing Soviet
television at several other colleges in the
United States, Hastie said. REES began
planning for the network nine months ago,
and has since spent $48,000 on the project.
The William & Mary Greve Foundation in
New York, the Geospectra Corporation in
Ann Arbor, and LSA have donated funds for
the project.
Hastie said the University was able to
receive the broadcasts through a licensing
agreement between Orbita and Gostelradio, the
Soviet ministry of television and radio.
Hastie said the programming was
originally slated to make its Ann Arbor debut
Oct. 29, but "bureaucratic" problems forced
the Center to move back the date.

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Critics call MSA
forum partisan

(Continued from Page 1)
Lana Pollack" button, was not wear -
ing one yesterday.
But Seth Klukoff, editor of the
Michigan Review, said, "I'm
disappointed that our money is
going to a partisan forum." Klukoff
also asked why Rep. Carl Pursell
(R-Mich.) was not invited, and
noted Pursell's long-standing
support of issues related to higher
BUT MARGOLIS said that if
Bullard and Pollack had both been
Republicans, the same charges of
partisanship would have flown.
Gaber said Pursell was not
invited because MSA's working
relationships with Bullard and
Pollack are much stronger than
with Pursell, but he did say MSA
supported Pursell's work for
MSA paid $323 for a tent, a
public address system, and cider and
donuts. The two candidates
contributed an additional $100 to
help defray MSA's costs. Klukoff
accused the assembly of endorsing
the candidates by sponsoring the
reception and said that by doing so
they could risk losing their non-
profit status.-
Margolis said that MSA's non-
profit status is not in jeopardy.

K L U K O F F accused both
candidates of straying from the
education issues in their speeches.
He said that Pollack talked about
her work on environmental issues
and that Bullard mentioned the
upcoming elections four times.
Pollack did try to avoid speaking
on other issues, closing her
comments with: "I don't want to
bore you with my achievements
because this is not a political
event." Bullard, however, praised
Pollack's abilities as a legislator,
saying, "Lana is the best legislator
in Lansing. She is a voice of
sanity in a sea of baronial
Debbie Buchholtz, an LSA
sophomore working for Pollack's
opponent, Dale Apley, said, "I can't
believe MSA would do what they,
did. There is no way it could be
apolitical right before the election."
She said MSA never gave the
legislators any awards, but gave
them the chance to "expose their
The event, which took place
under a tent on the Diag, was
sparsely attended. About 75 people
milled around the tent. One woman,
who requested not to be identified,
said, "I just barely figured out who
(Bullard and Pollack) were," and
added that she was not registered to
vote in Ann Arbor.
Wendi Zazik, an LSA
sophomore, said, "I think (the
forum is) a good idea. It's getting
the students exposed to who is
running in the election." But'she
added that "MSA is supposed to
represent the student population and
that's not all Democratic; a large
percentage is Republican."
Buchholtz said she and several
other students, including members
of the College Republicans, will
raise the issue of the forum at the
MSA meeting next Tuesday.

'87 to experience lowest
Social Security hike ever
WASHINGTON-The nation's 37.4 million Social Security
beneficiaries next January will find the smallest raise ever in their
checks: 1.3 percent, or $6 a month for the typical retired worker.
Most of the elderly will find their "take home" pay from the
retirement program going up even less than that because they will be,
charged $2.40 more each month for Medicare coverage starting in
And some 8.5 million people earning more than $42,000 will have
to pay up to 4.3 percent more payroll taxes in1987 to help cover the
$2.6 billion cost of the increase.
The 1.3 percent raise became official yesterday when the Labor
Department announced the Consumer Price Index for September.
It means the average monthly benefit for all retired workers will'
rise from $482 to $488. For an elderly couple, the average payment
will go up by $11, from $822 to $833.
The maximum Social Security benefit for someone retiring in.
1986 at age 65 will climb by $9, from $760 to $769.
Deficit soars to record high.
WASHINGTON-The U.S. budget deficit for 1986 soared to a
record $220 billion easily topping last year's $212 billion shortfall
but $10 billion short of what the Reagan administration had projected,
Budget Director James Miller disclosed yesterday.
Miller said through a spokesman that higher-than-anticipated.
revenues near the end of the year and lower spending by federal.
agencies accounted for the unexpected savings.
The spokesman, Ed Dale, also said that projections by the White
House's Office of Management and Budget suggest that the deficit will
fall by $50 billion in 1987, to the vicinity of $170 billion-even if'
Congress enacts no further spending cuts.
The White House budget office as recently as last August had'
estimated that the 1986 deficit for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30
would amount to $230.2 billion.
The OMB is scheduled to release its final determination of the 1986.
deficit early next week.
NOW supports pro-woman
issuses on state referenda
WASHINGTON-The National Organization for Women turns 20
next week, but won't observe the birthday until December, when it
hopes to celebrate the passage of a state equal rights amendment and
the defeat of four anti-abortion refemda.
The measures are on ballots Nov. 4 in five states.
"I'm hoping we're going to come through strongly in all of
them," NOW President Eleanor Smeal told a news conference
yesterday. "We're hoping for some strong surprises."
She said opponents of the anti-abortion initiatives are leading in
the polls in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Oregon, but trail in
Arkansas. She attributed the Arkansas results to the influence of
fundamentalists in the southern state.
All four state measures would cut off government funding of
abortions except to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or when a
woman's life was endangered.
Doctor abates fear of AIDS
NEEDHAM, Mass-More than two dozen telephone repairmen
who had walked off the job rather than work with a colleague dying of
AIDS relented yesterday after talking with doctors about the fatal
But four others refused to enter the office they share with the
diseased man and had to be handed their assignments outside.
"It's not that they don't like Paul," said Kay Moore, wife of shop'
steward George Moore. "They think their families are in jeopardy." ,
Paul Cronan, the diseased man, returned to work Tuesday after a
yearlong absence and the settlement of a $1.5 million lawsuit against
the New England Telephone Co. The suit alleged the company
revealed his disease to co-workers, provoking threats. The amount of
the settlement was not disclosed.
Cronan, who lives in Boston, said he was greeted on his first day
back at work by a message scrawled on a garage wall: "Gays and
bisexuals should be taken to an island and destroyed." The sign was
Detroit plant worries Canada
WASHINGTON-Canada is warning the U.S. government that a'
giant incinerator being built in Detroit threatens public health and the
environment on both sides of the border, a Canadian official said
"We expect that the U.S. government is going to take whatever.
steps are necessary to ensure that the health of Canadians and the.'
Canadian environment is protected," said Jim Wright, head of the..
Canadian embassy's environmental section.
At the request of Canadian officials, officials of the two nations

began formal diplomatic consultations yesterday on the waste-to-.
energy incinerator under construction by Combustion Engineering for
the Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority.
"We wanted to make absolutely clear to the U.S. government and
the EPA how seriously we regard this problem," Wright said.
Canada believes the incinerator, across the Detroit River from
Ontario, lacks adequate pollution control equipment to limit.
emissions of acids, carbon monoxide, particulates and dioxin, and feels:
it would have serious and negative consequences for people in the
Detroit-Windsor, Ontario, area.
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