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Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Monday, April 18, 1988

Tax returns
Continued from Page 1
ranged from an upstanding executive in a
blue pinstriped suit, to a college professor who
wrote on the outside of his envelope: "P.S.
Please don't spend my money on the military,"
to a high school sophomore filing his first re-
trn.
THE REASONS for waiting until the last
minute were almost as diverse as the filers. Many
said they had filled out their forms a long time
ago, but had waited because they owed money.
Several students insisted that they had not had
the time to fill out the forms. Engineering senior
Mike Bridges dropped off his tax form at 11:54
p.m. He said he had had a really hectic week with
a'20-page project due, and Friday night was his
first chance to fill out the form.
Rackham graduate student Elizabeth Allen
also dropped off her return close to the midnight

deadline. She waited because the new tax laws
require she pay taxes on her fellowship. She said
she had to fork over about 10 percent of the fel-
lowship to the government. "The University
won't take that out, so you have to put it aside
yourself," she said.
AND SOME weren't finished filling out the
returns. Ann Arbor resident Jeff Meier sent in an
extension form just as the clock struck 12:00.
"I'm not even through the mess yet. And I hate
the new forms," he said.
Second year MBA student Trey Stevens said
his reason for filing late was simple - "I always
do it today. It's just tradition."
But those who came to the post office didn't
just drop off their returns. A few people actually
filled out their forms at the post office. Several
used the copy machines to make last-minute
copies of the forms, and there were steady lines
for the stamp and envelope machines.
The flow of filers increased as the midnight
hour approached, and so did the anxiety of some
who had last-minute problems. One woman used

lip cream to get her envelope to stick shut. And
one man who had driven from Howell to file his
return and only had a $20 bill to buy stamps
(from the coin-operated vending machine) was
saved when he ran across the street to buy a cou-
ple of doughnuts and got change.
LAST WEEK'S transition from 22-cent to
25-cent stamps also caused panic among some
who realized at the last minute their envelopes
didn't carry the proper postage.
Although the chaos slowed after midnight. it
didn't come to a complete stop. About twenty
filers straggled in between 12:00 and 12:15.
Harper said their returns would probably still be
postmarked April 15th.
Barbara Johnson, a distribution clerk at the
post office, was perhaps the last of the filers to
have her return dated the 15th. At 12:20 a.m. she
was just finishing filling out her return in the
back room.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press reports

MSA
Continued from Page 1
what we've said," said MSA Vice
President Susan Overdorf, an LSA
sophomore.
"We also do a lot of important
'things with the money they give
'us.." she added. "Student Legal Ser-
vices and funding student groups
have nothing to do with political
acetivities."

Each University student currently
pays $7 a term to MSA, which
allocates $3.63 to SLS, along with
smaller amounts to the tenants'
union, Advice magazine, and other
student group requests.
MSA Student Rights Committee
chair Sarah Riordan, an LSA
sophomore, said, "We should make
it clear that MSA has to exist. Stu-
dents need a voice to the administra-
tion on this campus."

Protest
Continued from Page 1
The protesters gave up their occu-
pation on Friday.
Several regents criticized the
protesters, saying that the majority
of students agreed with the regents'
policies.
Fleming and Regent Deane Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) received the brunt of
student opposition; Fleming for the
new anti-discrimination policy and
Baker for past statements regarding
gay and lesbian rights on campus.
Fleming and Baker exited the
building together and were sur-
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returning to the Michigan Union in
search of Baker.
Baker said, "Don't blame the
president (for the policy). The re-
gents vote; the regents run the Uni-
versity."
Baker refused to reiterate his
views regarding gay and lesbian
rights, saying his position is well
known.
MSA Vice President Susan
Overdorf said, "When I got elected to
MSA, I promised to stand up for
student rights. It's our job to stand
up and tell the regents that they're
wrong."
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Hostage seeks Kuwaiti help
ALGIERS, Algeria - A passenger aboard a hijacked Kuwait Airways
jumbo jet said yesterday about 35 hostages on the plane faced certain
death if Kuwait refused to release 17 convicted terrorists.
"All the passengers are in good health. I hope the Kuwait government
will act quickly to liberate the 17 young prisoners. Otherwise we all face
a black end," said the man, in what appeared to be a recorded message.
On Friday, the hijackers brought two other passengers to the aircraft's
radio to make similar statements to the control tower.
Since the Bangkok-to-Kuwait flight was hijacked April 5, the hijackers
have demanded the release of the 17 extremists, jailed for bombing the
U.S. and French embassies in Kuwait in December 1983.
Kuwait has rejected the demand.
Algerian officials said yesterday that Palestine Liberation Organization
leader Yasser Arafat was expected in Algiers, but declined to say when he
would arrive or whether he would play a role in the negotiations.
Dems vie for NY ethnic vote
NEW YORK - Jesse Jackson yesterday accused his Democratic
presidential opponents of inconsistent policies toward South Africa as the
New York primary contest moved into its final hours with a flurry of
ethnic campaigning.
With a new poll saying the race for New York's 255 Democratic
convention delegates is tightening, Jackson, Michael Dukakis, and Albert
Gore Jr. aired differences over policy toward South Africa and the Middle
East, as well as funding for combating drugs.
"It's Too Close To Call," proclaimed the New York Daily News in a
front-page headline yesterday, as it released the findings of its latest poll.
The poll shows Dukakis in front of Jackson, 51 to 37 percent, with Gore
trailing at 10 percent.
In a telephone interview, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said he
"wouldn't be surprised" by a Jackson victory.
FAA to investigate Continental
WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Jim Burnley said yester-
day that the department will expand its airplane-to-airplane inspection to a
second Texas Air Corp. subsidiary, Continental Airlines, beginning
today.
The planned inspection comes less than a week after the Federal Avia-
aon Administration began checking Eastern Airlines, a major carrier in
the Texas Air empire - the nation's largest airline company. The FAA
also slapped Eastern with $823,000 in fines for violating safety regula-
tions.
Burnley made the announcement that inspections would be extended to
Continental on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press." He said the inquiry will be
just like the Eastern investigation.
Alleged Nazi faces judgment
JERUSALEM - John Demjanjuk, who has spent the past 11 years
fighting charges he was the notorious Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the
Terrible," faces a verdict today in his 14-month-long court battle in Israel.
The three-judge panel's 450-page judgment is based on more than
15,000 pages of.emotionally charged testimony from Holocaust
survivors, documents experts, and the suspect himself.
Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, the only other Nazi war
criminal to be tried in Israel, was convicted and hanged in 1962. Unlike
Eichmann, Demjanjuk has insisted he is an innocent victim of mistaken
identity.
The retired autoworker from Cleveland, Ohio, is charged with
operating gas chambers that killed 850,000 Jews at the Treblinka death
camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1942 and 1943.

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Baby, you can drive my car
HOUGHTON LAKE, MI. (AP) - A toddler left with her 4-year-old
sister in a car parked with the engine going wriggled out of her restraints,
shifted into drive and went for a brief ride on a four-land highway, police
said.
Neither 2 1/2-year-old Patricia Bowman nor her sister, Rachael, were
injured in the short ride Wednesday out of a convenience store parking lot,
west on eastbound Michigan 55, across the median and into the eastbound
lanes.
There the car sideswiped another vehicle and mowed down a curbside
newspaper tube before a passing driver jumped out of his car, ran after the
Bowman car, opened the door, and stopped it.
"At first I thought the car had been stolen with the kids in it, because
when I came out of the store the car was gone," said Gwendolyn
Bowman, the girl's mother, who had left the car running while she went
into the store.
The Bowman car was moving about ten mph, when Frank Ortiz, of
Prudenville, ran after it and brought to a stop. Neither car was damaged
badly, police said,
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