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WASHINGTON (AP) - Health
Secretary Otis Bowen proposed a
$4.92-a-month hike in Medicare
premiums yesterday to help elderly
Americans pay for catastrophic
The premium increase would be
used to limit beneficiaries' annual
share of Medicare-covered expenses
Bowen also called for tax breaks
for businesses to improve insurance
coverage for catastrophic illness to
the estimated ten million Ameri-
cans whose health policies do not
adequately cover those expenses.
THE SECRETARY proposed
tax-deferred savings accounts,
similar to Individual Retirement
Accounts, for wage earners to
finance long-term care in nursing
"I know it will provoke much
debate, and that is good," Bowen
said of his proposal, the product of
a10-month study ordered by
"The problem is complex.
There are many potential answers,
none are simple or easy," he said.
BOWEN acknowledged that a
premium hike for 30 million
Medicare beneficiaries would be an
added burden to many low-income
elderly people, who will pay
$17.90 a month next year for Part
B coverage of doctors' bills.
But he called the proposed
increase "a very cheap price to pay
for the peace of mind of even those
About 800,000 people, under
five percent of all Medicare bene-
ficiaries, spend more than $2,000 a
year for medical bills not picked up
by the program.
The proposal, which will be
reviewed by the Domestic Policy
Council, is expected to be criticized
by administration conservatives
who argue the government would
be creating a new entitlement
'U' may not punish for
protests, says council
Hitting the road Daily Photo by SCOTT UTUCHY
Women's glee club member Laren Howard (above) and the rest of the
group's 67 members will embark on a one week tour beginning May 4. The
tour, a first in the group's 93 year long history, is being heavily funded by
community donations and fund raisers. New York, Washington, D.C., and
Buffalo are among the planned host cities. Their next Ann Arbor ap-
pearance is tonight.
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up with a series of rules governing
student behavior. It is considered
the legitimate University body to
form such rules.
Still, such a position by the
council could prompt a
confrontation with the University's
administration. Shapiro was
unavailable for comment last night,
but he has maintained that the
University should be able to deal
with all types of crimes, including
Members of the Ann Arbor
Democratic Party, however, don't -
think that the University has ever
proven that there is a real need for a
code. University Council co-chair
Donald Rucknagel, an internal
medicine professor, was
unsuccessful in convincing the
Democrats that . the University
community needs a separate set of
guidelines to regulate its members'
Party members concluded that
the University, instead of putting
so much energy into a
comprehensive code, should devote
some attention to pressing and
specific problems like sexual
"I can't see that this code would
bring any additional protection to
either myself or the University,"
said Thais Peterson, a member of
the Democratic Party and a
University graduate. "Political
expression has taught me a lot. It
would be a disservice to the
students to deprive them of their
It was not clear last night
whether the University Council
officially agreed not to include any
clauses that would punish
protesters. While the three students
on the council and Rucknagel said
the council agreed on the position,
History Prof. Shaw Livermore said
he thought there would be more
Livermore said he does not have
a strong feeling either way and is
unlikely to raise a serious objection.
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Khomeini criticizes Iranian
reaction to U.S. arms deal
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah,
Khomeini yesterday ruled out reconciliation with Washington and said
any Iranian officials who seek to improve relations are "Satan-oriented.'.
"I never expected such things from these people," Khomeini, 86,
said in a speech at his residence in North Tehran.
"This is a time when they should be screaming at America. (But),
they are shouting at themselves," Khomeini said in his first public
comment on contacts between Washington and Tehran.
He also urged unity within Iran's revolutionary leadership, in which
Western observers recently have reported deep division.
Without mentioning names, Khomeini criticized Iranian leaders who
p blicly have demonstrated flexibility towards the United States in
relent weeks. He accused them of falling prey to propaganda from th&
White House, which he called the "Black House."
President Reagan disclosed last week that the United States had secrt
diplomatic contacts with Iran over the past 18 months and delivered'
small amounts of defensive weapons in a bid to improve relations.
Congress criticizes arms deal
WASHINGTON- Congressional leaders yesterday brushed aside
President Reagan's defense of his secret sale of arms to Iran, branding it,
a "mistake" that may very well have violated the law.
As two congressional committees prepared for closed door sessionk,
with CIA Director William Casey, Republicans and Democrats used.
nearly identical terms to criticize the president's actions.
Reagan met with the House Democratic and GOP leaders at the
White House but had nothing further to say publicly, following p
Wednesday night news conference in which he defended the sales as a
"high-risk gamble" that at least gained the release of three American.
Reagan's former national security adviser Robert McFarlane, whQ
delivered a planeload of weapons to Iran, issued a statement taking
responsibility for "a serious error in judgment" in not realizing that the
sale would have a damaging effect on the national interest.
Leftist Filipinos protest at
labor leader's funeral
MANILA, Philippines - More than 100,000 people joined th
funeral procession of slain labor leader Rolando Olalia yesterday in the
biggest display by the political left since a communist rebellion began
17 years ago.
At a stop about 500 yards from President Corazon Aquino's office in
Malacanang Palace, speakers urged her to use the left in confronting
rightist challenges from Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile or
loyalists of former President Ferdinand Marcos, who fled the country'
Enrile, who also was defense minister under Marcos, has been,
outspoken in criticizing government policy. Rumors of coup plots by
his supporters in the army have filled the city.
FAA orders jet inspections
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration ordered
airlines yesterday to inspect nearly 100 Lockheed L-1011 jetliners fo
possible cracking in the wing after a fracture was found in one of th
Delta Air Lines wide-body jets.
The FAA action was taken after the National Transportation Safety:
Board, investigating the Delta incident, raised.concernt about possible
metal fatigue in the wing support beams of the L-101 jets and urged
an "immediate inspection" of the planes.
The FAA directive requires inspection within 50 flying hours, or
about a week, of the wing supports, or spars, on the wide-body jets if
they have had at least 10,000 takeoffs and landings, said agency,,
spokesman Fred Farrar.
There are about 112 of the Lockheed L-1011s being flown by U.S.
airlines and almost all of them are owned by Delta, Eastern Airlines,
and Trans World Airlines. At least 93 of the planes would likely fall,
under the inspection provision, officials said.
Court upholds EPA rejection
of Michigan clean air plan
LANSING - Michigan must act by May 12 to avoid a federal order
blocking industrial expansion that could add to the air pollution in the-
downriver Detroit area, an assistant state attorney general said yesterday.'
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier rejected
Michigan's program to curb airborne dust pollution in Wayne and
Monroe counties. That rejection now has been upheld by the U.S'
Court of Appeals, said Assistant Attorney General Steve Shuesler.
The appeals court on Nov. 12 upheld a ruling by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency rejecting Michigan's program to
limit soot, dust, fly ash, and other air particles in southern Wayne and
The pollution, called "fugitive dust," stems from material handling;,
storage piles, traffic on dirt roads, and general industrial activity. The
state plan requires polluting industries to curb pollution by covering
materials, paving roads, or spraying with dust suppressants.
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"The Evolution of Insight"
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