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oi lerie
dangerous women in the anci
world spent a fortune on perfur
and the vanity of at least one Bit
cal king can be measured by the s
of his bathtub.
The lavishness of the ancien
royal boudoir and bath will be
display starting Nov. 14 in an Isr
Museum exhibition of a 1,000-pi
collection of toiletries from anc.
The exhibition includes blov
glass eyeliner kits, jewel-stud
makeup palettes, polished bro
mirrors, gold hairpins and faiec
cosmetic boxes.
-Among the collection is an iv4
cosmetic spoon that once held
eyeshadow of Queen Jezebel, the
century B.C. ruler who gave make
a bad name. There is also the c
surviving juglet of balsam, the

Tuesday, November 7, 1989

A Photo
An Israeli model, wearing a Roman-era toga tries out the 1.5 ton alabaster bathtub in which Herod the Great
splashed nearly 2000 years ago. It is a little known fact that the Romans wore clothes in the bathtub.

vorite scent of the Egyptian queen,
"Cosmetics in antiquity appealed
at first to both men and women.

Over the centuries, cosmetics be-
came more used by women," said
Michal Davagi-Mendes, curator of
Biblical archaeology and organizer of

the exhibit.
In the hot, dry climate of the
Middle East, cosmetics also served a
medicinal purpose.

Continued from Page 1
one half percent sales tax increase
as being a problem.
"I'm voting for Proposal A," said
Walker, "the 1/2 cent increase you
won't notice, but the 2 cent increase
(of Proposal B) you would notice."
Proposal A would allocate 68
percent and Proposal B would
allocate 75 percent of sales tax
revenues to education. Michigan
now appropriates 51 percent of its
sales tax revenues to education.
Proposal B would reduce school
ptoperty taxes and different tax rates
between businesses and residents. As
the law stands now, all property is

taxed at the same rate, but Proposal
B would levy a slightly higher tax
rate on businesses as compared to
residential property.
This higher rate is supposed to
equalize the amount of taxes paid by
businesses and consumers, said
Marilyn Shapiro of the House
Taxation Committee Staff. Con-
sumers will pay more sales tax, and
businesses will pay more property
tax, she said.
Proposal A has no provisions for
property tax changes.
Polling sites in Ann Arbor will
be open around campus from 7 a.m.
until 8 p.m.

Continued from Page 1
school John D'Arms, chair of the
committee that is organizing the
commencement weekend, said the
Hill Auditorium ceremony will take
place Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. He
said the separate school commence-
ment ceremonies will take place Fri-
day evening, Saturday afternoon, and
Sunday that weekend.
As usual, schools such as
medicine and law will hold cere-
monies at a later date.

D'Arms said each school's com-
mencement ceremony will take place
at venues based on that school's
size. For example, LSA and engi-
neering ceremonies will take place at
Crisler Arena. Other locations in-
cludethe Power Center, Rackham
Auditorium, and Mendelssohn the-
ater in the League.
D'Arms promised that there will
be "quite a lot of variety among" the
A complete schedule of com-
mencement weekend events will be
available tomorrow, he said.

Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Supreme Court removes hurdle 1,
in Dalkon Shield settlement
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on yesterday removed the
last legal obstacle to carrying out a $2.5 billion settlement for victims
of the Dalkon Shield birth-control device.
But compensatory payments may not begin unitl next spring, and
no one could say definitely how many of the nearly 100,000 women
with active claims will receive substantial payments.
The justices, over one dissenting vote, rejected a challenge by some
650 women to the settlement reached out of court with A.H. Robins 0
Co., manufacutrer of the intrauterine device.
Marketed in the early 1970's, the Dalkon Shield allegedly caused
infertility, spontaneous abortions, pelvic inflammation or, in some
cases, death.
Sharon Lutz, a Detroit lawyer representing 18,000 of the women
who had sued Robins and who had urged the court to uphold the
settlement, said payments might start by late February or early March.
U.S.-Canada focus on free
trade agreement in meetings
DETROIT - The U.S.-Canadian free trade agreement can help
businesses in both countries compete better in world markets, the
Canadian ambassador to the United States said yesterday.
In the auto industry and other areas, Ambassador Derek Burney told
an Economic Club of Detroit at the news conference, "The whole point
of the agreement is to improve the economic base of the North
American economy."
How to do that was one subject in meetings Burney had yesterday
with Robert Lutz, president of Chrysler Corp.'s carmaking operations,
and representatives of the auto-parts industry, he said.
He said they discussed goals for a special panel debating automotive
issues under the free trade agreement, though he would not elaborate on
the meetings.
Problems plague drug plane
WASHINGTON - The first plane in a Customs Service radar fleet
has been plagued by problems that seriously compromise its ability to
find and track drug-smuggling aircraft, according to agency documents.
One Coast Guard officer who went along on an early mission
summed up: "A lot of 'Gee Whiz' gadgets and color displays - but a
lot of the basic requirements for useful detection and tracking are
Deficiencies have included an unreliable computer system that has
trouble locating and tracking smugglers, faulty on-board
communications for the crew and a problem with a spinning, metal
radar dome, according to the documents, most of which were written by
crew members.
Some initial reports critical of the performance of the first $27
million P-3 airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft were ordered
rewritten by an agency supervisor to stress success and not failures,
according to the documents and Customs sources.
Some say quake linked to tides
LOS ANGELES - Some researchers say changes in atmospheric
pressure and the tidal pull of the sun and moon may have triggered
California's disastrous earthquake. Many scientists call the theory
plausible but still unproven.
A few studies have suggested quakes happen more often during very
high ocean tides - when solar and lunar gravity also tug at solid
ground - and when shifting masses of heavier air create certain high-.
pressure system and related winds that press down on and rub against
the ground.
"I would say it is at least 90 percent likely there was some (tidal)
influence on the timing of this quake." said astronomer Steve Kilston
of the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory.
Three days before the Oct. 17 quake, the moon was full and was
closer to Earth than it had been in three years, Kilston said. The quake
happened an hour before sunset. Two days later, the moon was at its
northernmost point in its monthly cycle.
Since the Christmas decorations
are already up at Briarwood Mall and
Sports Illustrated has begun its
annual deluge of holiday com-
mercials, we here at The Daily
thought we'd all pause to wish our
readers a

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Continued from Page 1
panel at tomorrow's forum.
"The issues are very complex and
very critical to the quality of our life
here," she said. "This is a learning
process for everyone."
University General Counsel Elsa
Cole, another scheduled panel partic-
ipant, said student input was
"absolutely vital" to the drafting

process. She explained that the fo-
rum will help administrators figure
out what the policy will focus on
and how it will best meet students
Cole added that the forum will
help administrators write a factual
history which would support the
policy if ever challenged in court.
The history would act as proof that
the policy addresses a legitimate
problem on campus.

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