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Page 2- The Michigan Daily -Thursday, December 7, 1989
CZECH
Continued from page 1 t
to get professionals the opposition
wants in the government to join the
Cabinet.
If the situation does not calm
down,tand the government doesn't
win public confidence, Adamec said
he would have no choice but to step'
down.
"If the government does not have
these conditions, I cannot take any
responsibility for what happens,"y
Adamec said. f'
Havel said Communist Party
chief Karel Urbanek agreed with the
opposition that "young, able people
and experts who are not discredited"y
should be brought into the govern-
ment.
4 'Adamec named a new Cabinet on .
December 3, but included only five
non-Communists and left Commu- e:
nists in charge of key ministries.

MAC
Continued from page 1
aor two years, announced last month
he was stepping down because it was
time for the commission to have
new leadership. Harris said he would
continue to work with the commis-
sion.
Ramon said he resigned his post
because he wanted to devote more
tithe to the Trotter House, where he
is a resident staffer.

Cross your fingers
Amy Warren, an LSA senior, goes through the bi-annual academic ritual of CRISP. Jannie Kivi, the terminal
operator, punches Amy's class preferences into the computer.

U.S. economists forecast further growth

Survey shows recession not expected or the
WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - survey of its members found 62 per- rising prices. As inflationary p
The nation's unprecedented cent expecting no recession for the sures moderated, however, the ce
peacetime economic expansion, now next three years. bank had gradually let rates fall.
in its eighth year, will last at least That expectation is a "sea- The Federal Reserve, in its la
three more years, the nation's top change," according to James Smith, survey of the economy said disti
business economists said yesterday. the organization's president and fi- which reported on prices gener
'At the same time, the Federal nancial professor at the University of noted flat to modest increases, "
Reserve Board reported current eco- North Carolina. several mentioning the continu
nomic activity ranging from stable Still, nearly 20 percent of the 59 escalation of medical insura
to expanding modestly. Consumer business economists surveyed said costs."
spending varies around the country, they felt a recession could occur be- Most of the districts "descr
it.said, but prices range from flat to fore next April. economic activity as stable to mi
increasing modestly. The economy had slowed consid- estly expanding...Consumer spec
The National Association of erably since the Federal Reserve be- ing has varied" and "strength1
Nsiness Economists said the latest gan boosting interest rates to restrain been mostly confined to nondur

next three years

res-
ntral
atest
ricts
ally
with
wing
nce
tribe
od-
end-
has
able

items, while sales of autos and other
durables has generally been weak."
The central bank said most dis-
tricts reported softening in manufac-
turing and that while construction is
strong or improving in the West and
Midwest, it is slow elsewhere. It
added that agriculture has improved
in much of the country.
The survey by the 12 district
banks is compiled by the Federal
Reserve Board every six weeks to
prepare for meetings of the Federal
Open Market Committee, the bank's
monetary policy-setting arm.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Audit uncovers $312M in
overspending by state DSS
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Social Services
spent $312 million more than the Legislature appropriated forit in a
three-year period, according to an audit released yesterday.
The audit, by Auditor General Thomas McTavish, said both the
Michigan Constitution and laws forbid a department to spend more than
authorized.
The department's overspending amounted to $95.8 million in 1985-86,
$137.1 million in 1986-87, and $89.5 million in 1987-88 and wasn't cor-
rected by requesting a supplemental appropriation or cutting spending, the
audit said.
More than $79.9 million was owed to the department by welfare recip-
ients who received more benefits than they were entitled to under the Aid
to Families with Dependent Children, general assistance, food stamps or
refugee assistance programs, the audit said.
Department spokespersons said they have no immediate comment on
the audit.
Bill would ban nuclear waste
LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan senator, citing medical concerns
about the safety of a planned nuclear waste dump, said yesterday he's con-
sidering legislation banning the production of such waste.
Sen. John Cherry (D-Clio), who sponsored the law regulating Michi-
gan's handling of low-level radioactive waste, said the opposition of the
Genesee County Medical Society represented a change of position by gen-
erators of such waste.
He said his staff will start drafting legislation to prohibit the genera-
tion of low-level radioactive waste in Michigan by prohibiting the pos-
session or use of radioactive materials unless they won't produce radioac-
tive waste.
Such a move would affect producers of low-level waste such as hospi-
tals, universities, industry and electricity power generators. They have
supported construction of a disposal facility to handle their waste.
Security found lacking at
nuclear weapon plants
WASHINGTON D.C. - Lax protection of high-grade plutonium and
other nuclear arms material is emerging as one of the most serious,
though least well-known, flaws in the Energy Department's troubled
weapons program.
Compared to highly publicized mechanical breakdowns, management
failures and environmental violations at the nuclear weapons plants, little
had been documented of security lapses and efforts to correct them.
Most official information about protection of nuclear materials is
classified. Only people holding special security clearances are allowed in-
side areas of weapons manufacturing plants and laboratories that hold the
materials.
Evidence is now growing, however, that some federal nuclear facilities
have run the risk in recent years of allowing the theft of enough pluto-
nium to build a nuclear bomb.
Family size at record low
WASHINGTON D.C. - The American household has shrunk to its
smallest size ever, but the decline is slowing now that more Baby
Boomers are starting families of their own, the Census Bureau reports.
As of last March, the average American household included just 2.62
persons, a record low and less then half the number of people who lived in
a typical household at the time of the Civil War.
The typical family is slightly larger than a household, containing 3.16
persons. Households count single persons living alone, while the defini-
tion of family requires at least two people.
Household size plummeted 0.38 persons during the decade of the
1970's and had dropped a further 0.14 in the 1980's, showing that the
trend toward decline has eased, said Rawlings, a Census demographer.
EXTRAS
He works hard for the money...
We were sifting through the Fleming Administration Building
garbage, as we often do, when we happened on this breakdown of
University President James Duderstadt's $162,839 salary, reproduced here
in its entirety:
$2415........50 for every time he says "diversity" or "multiculturalism"
20.......$5 Regental compensation for each negative Daily editorial
about him
68.......Collecting and returning deposit cans after regents meetings
10,000.......Office pool victory for correctly predicting the number of
Fleming Building occupations
0.25...Postage reimbursement for letter to University of Central

America
24,105.......Special script consultant for NBC's A Different World
418.75...Working Fall book rush at Ulrich's
30.......Proofreading dorm cafeteria menus
50.......Moonlighting as Willy the Wolverine
125,732.......Hawking autographed copies of the Michigan Mandate on
the Home Shopping Network
by Miguel Cruz and Alex Gordon

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E. German military warns protestors

EAST BERLIN (AP) - The military issued
its first warning yesterday in the turmoil that has
convulsed East Germany, and -a non-Communist
took over as head of state to end a 40-year lock
the Communists held on the presidency.
The government reported signs that angry cit-
izens were storming army installations, and mili-
tary leaders pledged to repel any attempts to seize
weapcas and munitions.
Manfred Gerlach, leader of the Liberal Demo-

cratic Party, replaced Egon Krenz as interim pres-
ident, the first time a non-Communist had be-
come president since East Germany's founding in
-1949. Gerlach's party recently broke off its long
alliance with the Communists after weeks of
spearheading reforms.
Gerlach, looking somber, announced his ap-
pointment on TV, saying he was "not glad"
about taking on the duties.
The Communists advanced their emergency

session one week to Friday so they could over-
haul the party's structure.
Shedding such "Stalinist" operations as the
Central Committee and ruling Poltiburo is one
possibility. Breaking up the party is another.
A 25-member committee of Communists
now runs the nation.
The National Defense Council, in charge of
the armed forces, quit yesterday.

BOMB
Continued from page 1
proved it Tuesday night.
Barco's government opposes the
measure, contending the drug
barons would step up terrorism be-
6bre a referendum to frighten voters

into rejecting extradition.
In their statement, the Extradita-
bles said: "The president should not
fear what the congress decides, be-
cause the congress is the voice of
the people, and the voice of the
people is the voice of God."
Minister of Government Carlos

Lemos Simmonds told reporters
after the bombing: "The slaughter
that we warned of when the House
approved extradition in the
plebiscite has started." He is acting
president while President Virgilio
Barco is on a state visit to Japan.
So powerful was the explosion

that it broke windows in a building
across the street from the U.S. Em-
bassy seven miles away. The broad-
cast network Caracol quoted sources
with explosives experts at the scene
as saying the truck was packed with
1, 100 pounds of dynamite.

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Food Buys
New Pub opens on
South State Street
Still famous for exclusive brews,
Ashley's adds nine new taps

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By Daily Staffer
Michigan Daily writer
On special assignment this
-,,week, Daily Staffer discovered
a pub in downtown Ann Arbor
which features exclusive draft
beers and ales from London,
tngland. The Daily has been
granted an interview with
Betty Heuss, here at Ashley's.
.S So tell us, what makes
Ashley's uniquely different?
BH We've centered our draft
beer selection around the true
ales and stouts from Great
Britain, where they drink
k primarily drafts instead of
bottled or canned beer.
D ...So you're emulating
that British tradition...

BH We've added nine new taps
to accomodate all of the English
draft beers available, including
Bass, Watney's, John Courage,
Burton Ale, Guinness Stout, and
Watney's Cream.
D How did this come about?
BH I've spent a lot of time
researching English Ales and I
work in conjunction with dis-
tributors and their importers to
obtain Ashley's unsurpassed
selection. I'm really proud of the
fact that we can provide two of the
finest English ales available,
Whitbread Ale and Young's Bitter.
_DS_ Sounds exculsive!
BH We know of no other pub in

HIDDEN ELECTIVES!!!!
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