The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 18, 1989 - Page 3
IRS braces the return rush
DETROIT (AP) - Internal Revenue Ser-
vice employees braced for a late evening and
postal workers broke out rain gear to keep
emptying the mailboxes as time ran out yes-
terday for last-minute income tax filers.
Some people thought last-minute fliers
would be few because the normal April 15 tax
deadline fell on Saturday this year and the
deadline was extended to midnight last night.
But human nature prevailed, said Steve
Papineau, owner of the H&R Block branch
office in Sault Ste. Marie. "We've had a lot
of people buzzing around. It's pretty crazy
"Eighty percent of our customers make
appointments. But we've probably had a
dozen people in here today without appoint-
ments who just showed up," Papineau said.
Filers still were scratching their heads and
chewing their pencils, and the IRS continued
to get calls for help.
An early sampling showed operators an-
swered 3,000 calls to the agency's toll-free
lines in Detroit in two hours yesterday morn-
ing, IRS spokesperson Elcy Maccani said.
IRS workers in 22 walk-in assistance of-
fices around the state were ready to stay and
answer questions until the last taxpayer was
helped, Maccani said. "And cheerfully, I
Greek premier files libel
lawsuit against Time
NEW YORK (AP) - Greek Premier An-
dreas Papandreou filed a libel suit yesterday
accusing Time magazine of defaming him in
a story that suggested he took millions of
dollars in payoffs, his American lawyer said.
The lawsuit was announced here by lawyer
Leonard Boudin, who said the lawsuit was
filed in London because the story was more
damaging abroad than in the United States.
He conceded, however, that another factor
was that it is easier for a public figure to
make a case under English libel law than un-
The Time story, which concerned allega-
tions of financial wrongdoing at a Greek bank
that have rocked the Papandreou government
since last fall, was on the cover of the maga-
zine's March 13 international edition. A
similar story ran in the U.S. edition, but it.
was not the cover story.
*The articles quoted former Greek bank
president George Koskotas, who is jailed ini
Massachusetts and fighting extradition to
Greece, as saying he passed millions front he
Bank of Crete to Papandreou and other figures.
in the premier's Socialist government.
Think Garg oyle
David Gilleran, editor of the Gargoyle, the University's humor magazine, hawks copies for two dollars in the
'Drunk driving convicts hear gggg
accounts from accident victims
BATTLE CREEK, Mich (AP) -
On one side of the table were more
than 30 people convicted of drunken
'On the other side were five vic-
tims of drunken drivers.
The drunken drivers were ordered
by the Calhoun County District
Court to attend the first monthly
session of the Victims Panel. The
victims volunteered to tell their sto-
ries, and as they talked, the drunken
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to communicate," said Croxton. .
Zorn has expressed that council
mrembers generally share the same
outlook on the policy and only
small details remain to be ironed
out. But the ideological divisions
that tcaused the council to dissolve
two years ago - over the student
code 'of non-academic conduct -
have not vanished with the group's
reconvening. Instead, the council
members have been more willing to
put aside their differences in order to
keep the council alive.
The regents have threatened to
disband the council if its members
could not prove they were able to
The members' differences are still
J present, though heated debate is ab-
sent from council meetings. Council
member Julie Murray, an LSA
sophomore, said she does not sup-
port the policy. "The reason why
I'm on 'U' Council is because it is
the lesser of the two evils. Either the
The first two victims, who all
used first names only, described what
it would be like for someone else to
be a victim.
Sue told of the last moments of
her son's life.
He was driving to northern
Michigan with two friends Nov. 4,
1987, when his vehicle was struck
by a small pickup truck that drove in
the median to pass another vehicle
regents write the guidelines them-
selvesors tere is some student in-
pu, sh sad
Murray added that she disagrees
with faculty and administrators on
the council who believe the policy
will enhance free speech. "Once you
start putting restrictions and guide-
lines in place, you start losing peo-
ple who would otherwise speak out,"
Rackharn graduate student Corey
Dolgan, a member of the council,
said he thinks the CLB guidelines
are flawed and his job is to
"guarantee that any mechanism
adopted to enforce the policy doesn't
increase potential repression."
With its last meeting of the
semester scheduled for next Monday,
the University Council continues to
make progress towards drafting a
statement to implement a speech
policy that can be proposed to the
regents. However, despite optimistic
statements that council members are
in general agreement, it appears that
ideological divisions remain and will
have to be confronted in the fall.
and went out of control.
The 33-year-old man was killed
and two others were hurt. The driver
of the truck was drunk.
Deb said she was driving to a
Battle Creek grocery store in the
middle of the day March 27, 1987,
when a car traveling 90 mph hit the
rear of her car.
She was unconscious for three
days and spent 3 months in a hospi-
tal. She is in pain, but can finally
walk, with a severe limp, using a
cane. She must undergo reconstruc-
Thve d srvers blood alcohol level
was 2.5 times the legal limit and he
spent 10 months in jail.-
To receive a walk from Sat ewalk, you
must show up at UGLi room 102 on
the hour at the following times:
li.n 1pm 1
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hour. Saf ewalk will not accept calls
for pick-ups during this period.
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female walking teams. For more
information call SAPAC at 763-5865
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a parking meter during the melde following the Michigan basketball victory
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three people with a metal crutch.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
"Window's Into China's
past" - Kenneth Dewoskin,
Location to be announced, 7:45
"Proust's Narrative Selves"
London, Comparative Lit. Library,
411 MasonaHall, 4:1 pm.il, t e
Safavid Author and his
P os it io n B e t ween t h e
Ottoman and Safavid
Worlds" - Prof. C.E. Bosworth,
3050 Frieze, 4 pm.
"Deterministic Control in
t he P r es en ce o f
Uncertainty" - Prof. George
Leitmann, UC Berkeley, 1200
EECS, 4-5:30 pm.
LAGROC -- 3100 Michigan
I ranian "Stud ent C ultur al
Club - Rm.C Michigan League,
EECS, 6:30-8 pm. Last meeting of
lt's the same all over.
You can't have a top without a bottom. A height A
without a depth. A peak without a valley.
Or high scores without low ones.
Thanks, Stanley. We congratulate you and your
grad prep courses for holding down your part of
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Chowrangee Lane - In
English, Video Viewing R m.,
MLB, 7 pm.
Peer Writing Tutors - 611
Church Computing Center, 7-11
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