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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 17, 1987
TAs apprehensi
By ROSE MARY WUMMEL in the House Ways and Means
About 25 Graduate Employees Committee, could end tax exemption
Organization members met last on tuition waivers up to $5250 un-
night to discuss how the changing der the present 127 tax code.
tax laws could affect a teaching as- TAs fear the bill will pass, but
sistant's cost of living expenses. not until 1988 because the tax law is
The meeting, which was held at a rider attached to a much larger bill.
the Pond Room in the Michigan If passed, non-resident TAs could
Union, marked the first gathering of expect their taxes to increase $114 a
GEO members for the fall term. month and residents $48 a month,J
Friendly smiles, polite conversa- according to Don Demetrriades, ac-
tion, and a few beers gave the meet- tive GEO member.
ing a relaxed aura. It was quite The GEO is encouraging TAs to
different from the tense crowds that write the House Ways and Means
filled the MLB last year when the Committee and State Senators Rei-
GEO held a strike vote amidst gle and Levin in protest of the tax
turbulent contract negotiations. changes.
Many TAs fear the new tax laws The TAs also expressed concern
could make studying at the over their salary which ranks them
University more expensive. The seventh in the Big Ten for average
ptoposed tax law, which is currently TA take home pay. Their average

about tax law IN BRIEF

Compiled from Associated Press reports

take home pay lags behind Indiana,
Wisconsin, Michigan State, Min-
nesota, Northwestern, and Ohio
State according to a summer survey
reported by Demetrriades. Before
contract agreements last spring
Michigan was ranked eighth.
Take home pay was calculated by
subtracting the tuition a TA pays
from his or her salary. The average
TA at Indiana makes $1612 more per

term than the average Michigan TA.
Indiana, which is ranked first in the
Big Ten, gives its TAs a full tuition
waiver.
Although some claim discrepan-
cies in the calculations of take home
pay, GEO member Bill Shea said
it's like comparing "apples and or-
anges, but at least you're comparing
fruit."

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yesterday, they certainly kept quiet.
Hospital spokesperson Toni Shears
said the staff appreciated the
outpouring of affection that began
with one lone Teddy Bear and
culminated with the 96-foot card be-
fore Cichan's relatives asked well-
wishers "to please redirect their sen-
timent to a children's hospital" in a
statement issued yesterday.
Remington was disappointed
only because he could not meet the
girl in person. Cichan, listed in good
condition but not yet able to walk,
receives visits only from relatives.
Hospital spokespersons said Cichan
could be discharged within three
weeks. "But just being in the same
building with her is a comfort,"
Remington said.
It was no sight for cynics.
'There's a couple that will just
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choke you up," Helm said of the
signatures. She pointed out quota-
tions from the scriptures and pledges
of love from children. She carefully
avoided pointing out "throw down
babe," "you were saved for Jesus,'
and "get well from coke and cane" to
photographers.
Today children's hospitals across
the country will be appointed as re-
cipients for the majority of Cichan's
gifts, a spokesperson said.
But yesterday the clothes, toys,
plants, Cabbage Patch Dolls, and
oddities ranging from dinosaur bones
to autographed hockey sticks still
lined the eighth floor room. Oh, and
one 96-foot card. It was no sight for
cynics.
Crawford, who returned to Tulsa
with Remington and Helm last
night, justified his trip with a shrug.

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pose phones," Heatley emphasized.
Heatley cited one legitimate ex-
ample in which a person locked their
keys in their car and called on an
emergency phone. He said the
phones should be used if someone
wants to request something.
Students demanded the installa-
tion of the phones at a January 1985
sit-in at the office of Vice President
for Student Services Henry Johnson.
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House approves Contra aid
WASHINGTON- House leaders tentatively agreed late yesterday.
night on a deal that will include roughly $3.5 million in humanitarian aid
for Nicaragua's Contra rebels in a stopgap spending bill that will come
before the House next week.
House Speaker Jim Wright, D-Texas, agreed to the request by House
Republican leader Robert Michel of Illinois after cutting it down from the
$8 million Michel had sought.
The money is intended to keep the Contras in food, uniforms, and
medical supplies from Oct.1, after the current fiscal year's $100 million
allocation runs out, to Nov. 7, the target date for a cease-fire to begin
under a Central American peace plan now being implemented.
Wright, who has made the Central American peace effort a high
priority, had insisted that no consideration be given to additional Contra
aid while the peace efforts were under way.
Pope stresses church law
LOS ANGELES - In a blunt exchange, American bishops told Pope
John Paul II yesterday that "an uncritical application" of old solutions is
no longer good enough for U.S. Catholics. But the pope called dissent
from church law "a grave error" and incompatible with being a good
Catholic.
There was no compromise in the pope's reply to the leadership of the
American church, as he affirmed the church's stand against women
priests, contraception, divorce, abortion, and homosexual acts.
"Dissent from church doctrine remains what it is, dissent," the pope
said in remarks to 320 of the nation's 400 bishops. "As such it may not
be proposed or received on an equal footing with the church's authentic
teaching."
During the private meeting at a seminary in the San Fernando Mission
complex, the pope was treated to an unusually frank discussion about
what bothers American Catholics and has caused them to ignore many of
the church's teachings.
Shultz reports some progress
toward arms control accord
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State George Shultz reported "some
progress" yesterday toward an arms control accord with the Soviets and
turned to the occupation of Afghanistan in- his pre-summit talks with
Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnaze.
Two of Shultz's key goals are to narrow differences in the way of a
treaty to scrap U.S. and Soviet medium-range missiles so it can be signed
this year at a superpower summit, and persuading the Soviets to adopt a
short timetable for withdrawing 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.
A third U.S. goal during Shevardandze's visit is to sour a revamping
of Soviet emigration procedures. A mixed team of U.S. and Soviet
human rights specialists opened talks while Shultz and Shevardnadze held
an 80- minute morning session at the State Department.
UAW, Ford near agreement
DEARBORN - Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union
neared agreement yesterday on a contract that would protect the jobs of
Ford's 104,000 UAW workers, union officials said.
Officials at UAW locals said they were told most work on the
agreement was finished, as negotiations continued under a precedent-
setting extension of Ford's contract with the UAW, which was to expire
at midnight Monday.
According to analysts and published reports yesterday, Ford on Monday
proposed a contract that would guarantee the jobs of UAW workers on a
plant-by-plant basis but would give the company some leeway to leave
open jobs emptied by attrition.
EXTRAS
UAC sponsors Hart attack
Let's see. Gary Hart announced on "Nightline" last Tuesday that he
wouldn't re-enter the Democratic presidential campaign. Three days later,
UAC President Ann McClendon resigned citing "personal reasons."
Yesterday, UAC announced that it's sponsoring a visit by Hart to Ann
Arbor on October 4th. With the UAC presidency vacant, could Hart really
be coming only to give a speech on the "State of Democracy in America"
as UAC says. Probably.
But could Hart be looking to return to the political arena, heading a
group that could sponsor lots of yacht trips.? We'll find out next month.
Sex education on a card
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - You may not be able to include everything
an adolescent needs to know about sex education on a laminated pocket
card, but author Carole Marsh hopes the card would be enough to
convince a teenager not to have sex - or at least have it safely.
"If we can't get them to read (books), then let's give them something
two inches by three inches and see if we can get them to read this," said
Marsh of Bath, N.C., who was written a series of 35 sex education
materials for children, teachers, and parents. "It's just a good reminder."
One side of the card has "Six Super Smart Sex Steps" for the child
who wants to say no; the second side has sex "musts" for protection
against pregnancy and disease.

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