The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 18, 1987-- Page 5
State revenue may rise if K-Mart leaves
LANSING (AP) - Michigan
could actually gain revenue if K
Mart Corporation and other com-
panies make good on their threats
to reincorporate in other states, a
Commerce Department official ad-
Commerce Department Director
Doug Ross and Senator Richard
Posthumus, (R-Lowell) are pushing
legislation that would offer cor-
porate directors immunity from
If more corporations move their
legal addresses out of Michigan, the
state will suffer a psychological
defeat in the battle to improve the
business climate, both said.
But during testimony yesterday,
House Judiciary Committee Chair-
rpan Perry Bullard demanded to
know how much state revenue
could be lost to reincorporation.
"If it did pass and they followed
through on their threat (to rein-
corporate elsewhere), we would gain
revenue," said Ann Baker, director
of the Commerce Department's
Corporation and Securities Bureau.
Bullard said he did not expect the
committee to vote on the bills for
at least two weeks.
Official gives care, time to public service
(Continued from Page t) means "becoming a good friend" to "He's like a father. Whenever I have are positive steps toward unity, but
about it," Williams said, reclining the athletes, being available to a problem, I can call him." Cooper he hopes that people want to deal
on his chair. Through the National help, talking about their goals and said he and Williams often go to honestly with the issue. "We can
Council on Alcoholism, Williams objectives, and providing a "home lunch or play basketball. He said he never combat racism . without
lectures to junior high school 'away from home." has visited Williams' home and his talking about it and pretending it
students in the Ann Arbor area "Athletes carry a 'bad rap' on wife and children are "like family." doesn't exist," he said. "It still has
about alcohol awareness and
decisions about drinking.
DURING the past three years,
Williams has also participated in
the University's athletic mentor
program, which pairs faculty with
student athletes for additional
support and guidance.
Williams, who played football
in high school, said being a mentor
campus, but they are students who
have the same concerns or problems
as other students," he said.
W I L L I A M S guides four
football players: Pharmacy
sophomore John Willingham,
junior Ernie Holloway, sophomore
Keith Cooper, and freshman Warde
"He's a great guy," Cooper said.
"He's just somebody I can talk
to and relay my feelings to," said
Manuel, a New Orleans native.
WILLIAMS also works with
the Washtenaw County United
Way; a volunteer service award
from the organization hangs on his
office wall. For the last three years,
he has sat on a funding allocation
panel and has helped coordinate
United Way Housing Division.
Williams voices concerns about
current issues which affect students'
present and future lives, but he said,
"Before we go out and preach
morality to the world, we've got a
lot of things to do here."
He agreed the campus-wide
concern and protests about racism
to come out so people can talk
about it. It's attitudinal."
DR. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
tactic for peaceful demonstration is
the most effective means of protest,
although, "We should get off the
dream and begin to act," he said.
Williams is concerned about
U.S. involvement in Central
America because he worries that his
nine-year-old son and many young
men he knows at the University
will be drafted if the situation
On a table next to the couch in
his office, Williams displays a
collection of family photographs.
"All I ask is that they do their
best," Williams said, gesturing to
Death toll may rise in
Brazilian train crash
Daily Photo by DANA MENDELSSOHN
;David Roland, a third year law student, speaks at a rally held by the
November 29th Day Committee for Palestine, protesting the arrest of
.nine Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine supporters in Los
By CALEB SOUTHWORTH
Approximately 30 students
tallied on the Diag yesterday at
(on to protest what they described
as a discriminatory federal law.
The rally was sponsored by the
UJniversity's chapter of November
29th Day Committee for Palestine.
r- It was organized to condemn the
Immigration and Naturalization
Service's (INS) arrest last week of
fight Palestinians and one Kenyan
roman in Los Angeles under the
1952 McCarran-Walter Act.-
The act, established during an era
ef anti-communism by Scii. Joseph
McCarthy (R-Wis), maintains that
it is a deportable offense for any
on-citizen to be affiliated with a
Four student speakers said the
arrests are attacks on civil rights
and freedom of expression and
members of the committee urged
demonstrators to lobby Congress to
repeal McCarran-Walter through a
David Roland, a third year law
student and a speaker at the rally,
said the INS can use the law to
persecute proponents of any
viewpoint the government disagrees
"It is a device to stifle dissent
which could be used against anyone
here on a visa," Roland said.
Steve Ghannam, president of the
committee, said before the rally that
"stereotyping of Arabs as terrorists
or hostage-takers is prevalent in the
media while it is their land which
has been taken from them."
"The media chooses to focus on
terrorist attacks such as Achille
Lauro and terms Arabs 'terrorist' in
the same way that the U.S.
government retaliated against the
:American Indians savage defense of
their land and called the indians
uncivilized savages," said Amr El-
Bayoumi, an Arab student. He
concluded, "the issue always gets
The INS charged the nine Los
Angeles individuals with being
affiliated with the Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine, a
Marxist wing of the Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO). The
seven are being held without bail.
McCarran-Walter has been used
in the past to exclude writers such
as Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia
Marquez, and novelists Doris
Lessing and Graham Greene from
entering the country.
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medicine to five nearby hospitals
and from transporting critically
injured passengers to other loc-
ations, the Radio Jornal do Brasil
The first police officers at the
scene commandeered taxis, buses
and private cars to transport victims
to hospitals, according to the radio.
Edith Villas Boas, a spokes-
woman for the Federal Railroad
System, said the collision occured
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just as one of the trains was
switching tracks. She said the crash
was not head-on, but that one train
smashed diagonally into the other.
She said one of the trains
Greater Sao Paulo, which
includes Itaquera, is South Amer-
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"If we can't say ahead of time
what's relevant, we should be able
to say who is going to interpret
what's relevant," Belcher said. "I
would suggest (the proposal) be
included as part of a compiled code
M chapter so that it has some
Mike Phillips, LSA sophomore
and assembly member, voiced
additional concerns about MSA's
action on the ballot question. "I
think something seriously wrong
has gone on at the assembly
tonight," Phillips said. "Every
person has a different view of what
is-sue they feel is of student
concern. This resolution does
nothing at all."
Assembly members last night
also passed a resolution adding a
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