The Michigan Daily--Friday, March 11, 1988- Page 5
Illinois rep. discusses fi
By AARON ROBINSON
} Rep. Phil Crane (R-Ill.) opposed
raising taxes to lessen the nation's
budget deficit and defended the
Reagan administration, as h e
addressed about 35 students in the
Modern Language Building last
Crane, who did graduate work at
the University and who ran an
unsuccessful campaign for the GOP
presidential nomination in 1980,
spent two hours discussing U.S.
fiscal policy, international trade, and
current domestic issues.
"The 1981 tax cut was directly
responsible for the recovery of the
eighties," said Crane, who criticized
Democratic congressmembers for
their "tax and spend" policy of
supporting increases in Federal
"WE ARE not undertaxed.
Revenues are 65 percent higher now
than when Reagan took office," he
During the gathering - which
was sponsored by the University of
Michigan College Republicans -
Crane defended the administration
against critics who said defense
spending during Reagan's presidency
has been too high.
"Authorizations for spending
originates in the House. We have
been cutting that defense budget
every year since '85," he said.
OPTIMISTIC about the future
of international trade, Crane said the
country "ran trade deficits during
some of the greatest growth in U.S.
history." He predicted 1988 will be a
record year for selling exports to
Jeff Johnson, an LSA junior and
president of College Republicans,
said the gathering was intended to be
informative for students, and was
"pleased" with the turnout.
In a question and answer period,
Crane said he wished the 1988
presidential race had focused more on
the future of social security and other
LASTLY, Crane discussed the
problems in Central America,
humoring the group by calling
Panamanian General Emanuel
Noriega a "scumbag" and saying the
Soviets had sent over $60 million in
military equipment to Nicaragua in
Continued from Page 1
gressmembers and ten members of
the state legislature.
G E P H A R D T is investing
heavily in Michigan, opening offices
this weekend in Grand Rapids, Flint,
Saginaw, Lansing, Jackson, Kala-
mazoo, Detroit, Mt. Clemmins, and
the Upper Peninsula. In contrast,
Senator Al Gore of Tennessee ex-
pects to open three offices statewide.
In the midafternoon sun, Gephardt
told several hundred supporters at the
Lansing rally about his past ties to
the state. Gephardt graduated from
=: - JHunan Garden rpa
the University's law school in 1965.
If elected, the candidate said he
would negotiate with the Korean
government to eliminate its tariffs,
and - if they are not removed --:he
threatened, "(Korea) will leave the
negotiating table wondering how to
sell Hyundais in America for
$48,000 a car."
Gephardt, outlining the major
points of his platform, stressed im-
THE CANDIDATE« is
virtually bypassing the March 16
Illinois primary, conceding the state
to Senator Paul Simon and Jackson,
both of whom are from the state.
is the rp-wards
.. . discusses Washington issues
Author stresses family
0*00*000000 N N N U
n .~un a iut nU i M pa tm i wama
of fine preparation."
from Detroit Free Press, March 21, 1986
CH IN ESE
R ESTIA UR ANT
_-IM1a w}rusMA ft LAM VRMS 4.Am
PF-W w w W w w Wqr Ir IW Mr Wqw w W'W W W = -we N
By DOV COHEN
The school reform movement of
the 1980shhas "made great strides"
but has overlooked the crucial im-
portance of involving parents in the
education process, said author Regi-
Speaking before an audience of
about 75 yesterday, the author of the
book Family Life and School
Achievement: Why Poor Black Stu-
dents Succeed or Fail outlined the
factors which he said contributed to
the achievement of some students in
Chicago and Los Angeles public
The common misconception,
Clark said, is that underachievement
is tied to specific "background" vari-
ables - like whether the child is
ffom a divorced home, whether the
mother works, or whether the par-
ents are poorly educated.
What Clark found in his studies,
however, was that "background" fac-
tors were not nearly as important as
"family processes" in influencing
Clark found that achievers were
characterized, among other things, as
having an active lifestyle involving
diverse learning activities and a
home life in which the parents were
supportive and actively involved in
the child's schooling.
Social policies which look at
"background" factors as the key
"inevitably meet with limited suc-
cess," Clark wrote in his book. But
policies which aim to make parents
more involved in their children's ed-
ucation present "perhaps (the solu-
tion to) the problems of our urban
I .xi'pl a e
'Good thru 317/88
® BRING IN THIS AD FOR
A GREAT MOVIE DEAL!
(ONE TICKET PER COUPON)
* DAILY SPECIALS SUNDAY BUFFET "All You Can Eat"
" BANQUET Only $7.45. Children 3-10 $3.50, under 3 free
FACILITIES Bring your church bulletin & receive 10% off
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Open Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
2905 WASHTENAW . PHONE 434-8399
(across from K-Mart & Wayside Theater)
L a Alk .06 Amk 'dik 'm 'm 'a. do, Am, .0k 'ok 'm 'm Z
Tom Ab A
6O O & O 0 0
0 * 0 * 0 0 9
37 K N N
w w w w w w w -
o Albert Terrace
,,, 1700 Geddes
Somietimes good looks
can improve your grades.
Often the best way to illustrate your point is with
Using the IBM Personal System/2 Model 25 Col-
legiate (which includes software), you can show your pro-
fessors what you really think. Simply call up the notes
from your document file, then insert the graphics you've
created. That way, your profs are sure to get the picture.
With the special Model 25 Collegiate package, you
When you've got the Collegiate, your work can
look better And so can your grades.
COIE SEE.IBD AT COMPUFAI R '88
2,..st.s e,..V.s.. t.....,
©IBM Corpor at18
We have something for everyone!
543 Church St.
CLASSIFIED ADSI Call 764-0557
Rent a Car
we rent to
Choose from small
economical cars to
Pick up services
Discover Canada by train with VIA's Youth Canrailpass.
All you can see, for one great price.
Up close. That's the unforgettable
adventure of Canada by train.
VIA Rail, Canada's passenger
rail network, is now offering
for coast-to-coast travel, the West,
the East, the Maritimes, or the
area between Qu6bec City and
Windsor, Ontario. And, there's
(Valid for ages 12 to 24 from June 15 to
September 15, 1988)
8 days 15 days 22 days 30 days