The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 20, 1989 - Page 3
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Senate defeated a proposed constitu-
tional amendment yesterday to ban
burning and desecration of the Amer-
ican flag, dealing a sharp rebuff to
President Bush on an issue he had
put in the spotlight.
"We do not serve our national
tradition by forcing Americans to
make a false and unnecessary choice
between the flag and the Constitu-
tion," said Senate Majority Leader
George Mitchell (D-Maine).
However, Republican leader Bob
Dole said, "To say that the act of
flag burning is somehow deeply en-
shrined in the First Amendment is
The White House said Bush was
"disappoir.ted" at the Senate's action.
He had called for the constitutional
amendment in June after the
Supreme Court threw out the con-
viction of Texas flag burner Gregory
Lee Johason on grounds that a Texas
flag-burning law violated his consti-
tutional right of freedom of speech.
The proposal won a slight major-
ity, 51-48, but that was still 15
votes short a two-thirds majority
needed for a constitutional amend-
Democrats led the opposition,
but the vote was hardly along strict
party lines. Thirty-three Republi-
cans and 18 Democrats voted for the
measure, while 11 Republicans and
37 Democrats opposed it.
Critics of the amendment said the
danger to the flag was not as great as
the bill of rights.
"For 200 years, they have pro-
tected the liberties of Americans
through economic turmoil, civil
war, political strife, social upheaval
and international tension," Mitchell
In a final appeal on behalf of the
amendment, Dole took the Senate
floor to invoke the history of the
flag from Iwo Jima to the moon
Even though the Senate defeated
the amendment yesterday, last week,
Congress did give final passage to a
bill to ban flag burning by simple
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Senate sent President Bush yesterday
a bill permitting federally financed
abortions for poor women who are
victims of rape or incest, ignoring
the president's pledge to veto the
The bill, which has assumed
symbolic importance in the larger
political war over the abortion issue,
would ease an eight-year-old restric-
tion on circumstances in which Med-
icaid will pay for a poor woman's
The Senate's 67-31 vote provided
final congressional passage of a
spending bill including the key pro-
vision on abortion, which the House
approved in a surprise vote last
week. The Senate previously had ap-
proved broadening federal funding for
abortions, and its last vote was
needed to send the bill to the White
The measure would allow federal
money to be spent on abortions for
poor women who are victims of rape
or incest and who "reported
promptly" to law enforcement or
public health authorities.
Although the measure has be-
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after Tuesday's earthquake, which
claimed an estimated 270 lives and
$2 billion in damage.
Most of San Francisco's other
landmarks, including the Golden
Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Mission
Dolores, and the colorful Victorian-
style homes, were unruffled and as
picturesque as ever.
Not all the landmarks got
through the earthquake untouched, of
The San Francisco-Oakland Gate
bridge was crippled. About $4,000
worth of glass was broken at the
Conservatory of Flowers, a huge
greenhouse in Golden Gate Park. At
the bayside end of Market Street, the
flag atop the Ferry Building was
tilted and the tower clock was still
stuck on Tuesday's late-afternoon
earthquake time, 5:04 p.m.
Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson
said Thursday that only 85 people
were officially reported missing.
come the object of intense effort by
both sides of the abortions issue,
there was little Senate discussion of
abortion as it came to the floor.
Sen. Brock Adams (D-Wash.)
said Bush's promise of a veto was
"unconscionable" and would "cause
enormous additional suffering" for
poor victims of rape or incest.
"The president has told us he will
veto this bill because he won't ac-
cept language that allows poor rape
and incest victims access to abor-
tions," he said. "I'm sorry the presi-
dent of the United States, the most
powerful man in the world, has cho-
sen to veto this bill... and thereby
cause enormous additional suffering
for some of the world's-most unfor-
tunate and powerless victims.
Medicaid restrictions in the law
since 1981 permit federal money for>
abortions only in cases where the
life of the mother is endangered by
her pregnancy. Medicaid financing
for poor women's abortions has been
restricted in one way or another since
The abortion provision is part of
a $156.7 billion measure to finance
labor, health and education programs
for fiscal 1990, which began Oct. 1.
University students watch an Oprah Winfrey show examining teenage alcoholism, part of Alcohol Awareness
Week sponsored by the Michigan Student Assembly, the Panhellenic Association, and University Health
Pres. okays 10 students for
speech policy comm--ittee
by Josh Mitnick
Daily MSA Reporter
President James Duderstadt agreed
yesterday to appoint 10 students to
serve on a committee to solicit stu-
dent input on and review the Univer-
sity's interim anti-discriminatory ha-
Originally, Duderstadt proposed
that three to five students be ap-
pointed to the committee - whose
input he plans to consider when
drafting a permanent policy - but
the Michigan Student Assembly
submitted 10 names because assem-
bly representatives felt more students
were needed to adequately reflect
Assembly leaders said the presi-
dent's acceptance of the appoint-
ments came as a surprise.
But Assistant to the President
Shirley Clarkston said Duderstadt
never intended to limit the number
of students on the committee. "He
wants as broad an input as he can
get," she said.
LSA rep. Ori Lev,called the ap-
pointments a step in the right direc-
tion on the part of the administra-
tion. "It showed they have responded
to some of the concerns that have
been raised in a positive way," said
Lev, vice chair of MSA's Campus
MSA President Aaron Williams
said the appointments clarified the
purpose of the committee, which
was previously ambiguous.
Williams said he thought this
showed that Duderstadt was firmly
committed to getting student input.
While acknowledging the presi-
dent's action, assembly members re-
peated a request that University offi-
cials attend a forum where they
would discuss the anti-harassment
policy with students.
MSA rep. Nick Mavrick, chair of
the Students' Rights Committee,
said he will continue to channel his
efforts into convening this forum.
Despite his appointment to the
committee, he remained firm in his
conviction that students were still
not being given a strong enough
voice on the policy.
"This is not what we want and
this will not satisfy students on
campus," Mavrick said. He added
that students should have the final
say on the policy and if they don't,
he would refuse to participate on the
"We will not be advisors," he
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