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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
e'Vol. C, No. 79 Ann Arbor, Michigan- Thursday, January 25, 1990 The Mchgan Daly

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LANSING (AP) - Majority Re-
publicans in the Michigan Senate,
beating Gov. James Blanchard to the
punch by about two weeks, unveiled
a proposed education budget yester-
day that boosts spending by five per-
This is the minimum it will
take to ensure that quality education
goes on around the state," said Sen.
Dan DeGrow (R-Port Huron) and
chair of the Senate appropriations
committee on school aid.
"Anything less than this will cause
schools problems around the state."
The proposal gave the Senate the
first move toward increased educa-
tional funding as lawmakers draft a
budget for the fiscal year starting
Oct. 1.
It also reflected the strategy of
Senate Majority Leader John Engler
(R-Mount Pleasant) to make school
funding a key part of his campaign
for governor.
"I've said time and again that ed-
ucation must be our top priority,"
,.a Engler said in a prepared statement.
S"Unfortunately, state budgets of late
have not reflected this. We've wasted
far too much time arguing over ways
to increase education funding when
the solution is obvious. And that is
to increase education's share of the
general fund budget."
Blanchard will unveil his pro-
posed 1990-91 budget on Feb. 8.
But the proposal's partisan im-
pact may have been diluted by
William Kandler, Blanchard's leg-
islative lobbyist, who promptly
called the budget figures "reasonable.
I don't think anybody would disagree
with those numbers."
The Senate Republican proposal

House opposes
Bush in protecting
Chinese students

The House voted overwhelmingly
yesterday to override President
Bush's veto of legislation protecting
Chinese students from deportation,
while Bush appealed to Republican
senators to resist and help him keep
open ties to the world's most popu-
lous nation.
The House vote of 390 to 25 sent
the matter to the Senate, where both
sides said the outcome of today's
scheduled vote was in doubt.
"I don't think what's most on
the minds of the members of
Congress is the sensitivities of the
present Chinese leadership," House
Speaker Thomas S. Foley declared,
"This is a leadership. that has in our
judgement failed to respect the rights
of its own citizens."
"On the issue of China, the pres-
ident has lost his credibility," said
Rep. Stephen Solarz, D-N. Y., chair
of the House Foreign Affairs Asia
Bush pinned his hopes on the
Senate, where both Democratic and
Republican senators predicted a
cliffhanger. The president, National
Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft
and Secretary of State James A.
Baker III all were telephoning sena-
tors through the day.
Bush was publicly appealing to
GOP senators to support him in the
face of what he termed "crass poli-
tics" played by some supporters of
the override.
The legislation would affect as
many as 32,000 Chinese students
now in the United States on
"exchange visitor" visas. The bill
would waive a legal requirement that
those students return home for two
years after their visas expire before
returning to the United States or go-
ing elsewhere.

In addition, the bill would permit
any Chinese student whose visa has
expired - as many as 8,000 others
- to remain in the United States as
long as danger exists at home, and
would allow Chinese students to
work while in this country.
Bush vetoed the measure on Nov.
30 after it had passed unanimously
in the House and by a voice vote in
the Senate. Chinese student groups
have lobbied hard for an override of
the veto, saying many of them
would face political persecution at
home because they supported the
pro-democracy demonstrations that
brought about a violent government
crackdown last June.
At the time Bush vetoed the bill,
he ordered government agencies to
adopt what he contends are essen-
tially the same safeguards. The veto
was simply an effort to preserve ex-
ecutive branch foreign policy prerog-
atives, he said, and to keep open the
door for future student and cultural
"I will not break faith with the
Chinese students here," Bush told a
White House news conference yes-
terday, "They were safe then, and
they are safe now, and they will be
safe in the future."
To the 37 GOP senators who at-
tended a breakfast at the White
House, Bushhit hard on his con-
tention that a veto override would
mean a total cutoff of the flow of
students to the United States, and he
appeared to be winning a few con-
"The price of the Pelosi bill is
lost opportunity for the Chinese
scholars of tomorrow," the president
told reporters later, referring to the
legislation sponsored by Rep. Nancy
Pelosi, (D-Calif.).

Just one more
Ready to retire after 45 years in the business, Wendell Sinclair cleans windows on Main St. and W. Liberty.
Bush requests more than $10
billion to fight drugs in 1991

The second phase of the National
Drug Control Strategy, to be
unveiled today by President Bush,
will call for spending more than S10
billion on the war against drugs in
1991, at least $1.2 billion more than
this year, sources said yesterday.
Money for the Pentagon's effort
to battle drugs would rise about 50
percent, from $880 million this year
to $1.2 billion in fiscal 1991, a draft
of the strategy said.

Congress has allocated about
$8.8 billion for the drug war this
fiscal year, about $900 million more
than the S7.9 billion sought by
Bush in the strategy will also inten-
sify federal anti-drug efforts in five
areas immediately, said the sources,
all of whom requested anonymity.
Those areas - metropolitan New
York, Miami, Houston, Los Ange-
les and virtually all of the Southwc st
border - will be designated as high-
intensity drug-trafficking regions and

will benefit this year from S25 mil-
lion previously approved by
Congress to fight drugs in the worst-
afflicted regions and from as much as
521 billion from the federal asset-
forfeiture fund, the sources said.
By and large, the strategy's focus
will remain as it was in the original
plan: harsh, state-imposed penalties
"or drug users, intensified treatment
aid prevention efforts, bigger bud-
gets for law enforcement at all
levels. See DRUGS, Page 2

Hoard r
considers -,.
by Adam Benson
Daily Football Writer

From beer to Kool-Aid: New
dry rush policy takes effect

Leroy Hoard walked around the
Michigan campus yesterday with a
Michigan Rose Bowl T-shirt across
his chest and a New Orleans Saints
cap on his head.
Right now, Leroy Hoard is a man
divided. He has to make a decision:
Should he stay at Michigan for his
senior year, or head to the NFL?
He must decide two weeks before
the NFL draft on April 22-23.
Hoard said he "hated" to put
percentages on which option he
favored. He indicated there would be
much more thought put into this
issue before he announces a decision.
"If there's any doubts in my
mind,, then I won't leave," Hoard
said yesterday. "I'm going to be 100
percent sure. It's not a matter of
leaning one way or the other. I don't
see either decision as a wrong
decision. It's just a matter of where
I'm going to be happy."
His stats aren't those of a
potential NFL game-breaking player.
His 724 yards on a 145 carries last
season aren't enough to earn an early
selection in the draft.
"I probably won't be big
time," Hoard said about his draft
prospects for this season. "I don't
see mvslf a rnino in and making

by Laura Gosh
Serving Kool-Aid, fruit juices
and soda pop instead of beer haven't
been the only effects of the new
campus-wide fraternity "dry rush"
policy, some fraternity leaders said
Last December, the Interfraternity
Council, which governs University
fraternities, approved a policy that
prohibits alcohol from all rush
Michigan's fraternities decided to
convert to dry rushes for liability
reasons and for the rush atmosphere.
Several other universities and
colleges in the state have similar
policies prohibiting alcohol use
(luring the rush period.
The University's sororities
instituted dry rushes two years ago.
LSA sophomore David Nasif, a
member of Delta Tau Delta
fraternity, said the number of his
fraternity's rushees has decreased
compared to most second semesters.
However, he noted that a larger
percentage of the first night's
rushees returned for the second night
than those of previous semesters.
LSA sophomore Scott Hesse, the
fraternity's rush chair, said a larger
percentage of those rushing this
semester are serious about becoming
a member than in the past, possibly
due to the dry rush policy.
Hesse said the rushees seemed to

The 'activities have remained
basically the same from past rushes.
Rushee Matt Walsh said "it's
kind of boring," but added that the
policy made the house conversation
sincere because everyone was sober.
Steve Cunningham, a transfer
student from Bowling Green who is
currently rushing, said he was
disappointed to find that Michigan
was a dry rush school.
Bowling Green is also a dry rush
school, and Cunningham said he had

looked forward to a rush different
from his previous school, just for a
change. He said that some people
had a harder time talking without the
influence of alcohol, but that he has
no problem without it.
Rick Roberts, a Phi Kappa Psi
fraternity member, said he has also
noticed disappointment from some
of the rushees who had expected
alcohol, but added that none of them
quit rush because of its absence.
- The Associated Press
contributed to this report.

Azerbaijani boats fire on
Soviets in Baku harbor

Leroy Hoard celebrates a touchdown
game. He is contemplating foregoing
jump to the NFL.
coach John Robinson told former
Michigan coach Bo Schembechlerr
that Hoard would be the Rams firstr
selection in the NFL draft, if he was
coming out.
If Hoard could get picked that1
early, he could get an opportunity to,
earn hio' monev The Detroit Free ;

during this year's Ohio State
his senior year of eligibility to
You can't do everything cause
money. Sometimes you got to
on what you feel, what is right

MOSCOW (AP) - Azerbaijanis
fired on Soviet forces in Baku harbor
from merchant ships yesterday but
were routed and forced to lift a 5-day-
old sea.blockade of the city, Soviet
media and residents reported.
It was the first involvement of
ships. in the conflict, which began
Nov. 13 with Moslem Azerbaijani
attacks on Armenians, mostly Chris-
tians, but has become an armed con-
frontation between the Azerbaijani
republic and the central authority in
At least 171 people have been
Soviet soldiers rounded up 43 ac-
tivists and banned rallies in Baku.
The Soviet military evacuated more
than 16.000 wives and children of

military cutter tried to break through
the blockade, and troops near the
terminal joined in to help the cutter.
Leila Yunusova, an Azerbaijani
activist, said people observed the ban
on mass meetings but many attended
small gatherings to renounce their
Communist Party memberships and
protest the Soviet military presence.
She said 100,000 of Azerbaijan's
380,000 Communists had torn up
their party cards.
Yesterday, Soviet news agency
Tass reported demonstrations and
strikes were banned in Baku and ac-
tivists were told they could be sent
to jail for 30 days if they tried to or-
ganize such protests.
Azerbaijan's Communist Party


After a successful completion of
this term, Hoard would be only three
credits away from graduation. He
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