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Chicago, Wisconsin hurl insults
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Forget
regional pride. Scrap neighborly co-
operation. Wisconsin and Illinois
have each accused the other of
besmirching its reputation, and the
weapon of choice has been selected:
The two Midwestern neighbors
- which for years have squabbled
over pollution, traffic, tourists,
sports teams, and bragging rights for
best chili - are at it again, slashing
at one another all over the media du-
Chicago claims the Badger State
made the first thrust when an adver-
tising campaign distributed post-
cards that used the chalkline of a
homicide victim to portray Chicago
and chalked a hopscotch game to
portray the "tranquility" of north-
The Windy City parried with one
of its biggest defenders, humorist
Mike Royko, Pulitzer Prize-winning
columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
Royko called the advertising
campaign by the Fox Valley Cham-
ber of Commerce a cheap shot that
made light of his city's serious crime
problem. He wrote a column that
dismissed Wisconsin's residents as
"cheeseheads... content to chomp on
Royko wrote that the postcard
was not "sufficient provocation for a
"verbal feud," then proceeded to
paint a picture of Wisconsin resi-
dents as deer-hunting, red flannel-
wearing, cow-kissing "farm folk."
"From its farms to its cities, you
won't find kinder, simpler folk any-
where, except in custodial care, " he
Given all the barbs that have
been traded between the two states
over the years, Royko said he was
surprised by the angry response from
"They were frothing at the lips-
which is kind of goofy," Royko said
in an interview this week.
"They struck the first blow. I
responded to a very tasteless
card,"he said. "There are many
people in Chicago who have been
victims of crimes. Homicide is not a
Radio stations and marketing
agencies have done their best to
continue the war of words.
"The attitude is that Chicagoans
think that Milwaukeens are just a
bunch of hee-haw heads," said Mark
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assembly gave $4,000 to the Peace
and Justice Commission, for their
controversial trip to El Salvador.
Several weeks later, MSA offi-
cials realized that what they had per-
ceived to be a budget surplus was ac-
tually the money that was to go to
pay Student Legal Services salaries.
Since the money had already been al-
located to the campus groups, these
mistakes only compounded the
By this point, MSA's debts had
swelled to over $77,000.
These errors did not surface until
after Phillips had left office. Current
MSA president Aaron Williams was
left to account for the losses.
And he did. The assembly imme-
diately reformed the funding alloca-
tion procedures, and transferred all
responsibility for giving money to
student groups to the Budget Priori-
Previously, campus organizations
could receive funding from either the
BPC or the MSA general fund. The
majority of the general fund was put
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toward alleviating the deficit,and
BPC's budget was severely cut back
in order to pay off the $77,000
BPC Chair Mistele explained that
their budget for the year "should be
$60,000, but right now we're operat-
ing on a $25,000 budget. The chunk
of the deficit was paid off out of our
Beneficial results from the bud-
geting snafus included BPC over-
hauling their allocation procedures.
BPC vice chair Laura Peterson ex-
plained that "now, funds are allocated
on a reimbursement only basis."
"Every penny is accounted for,"
she stressed, adding that student
groups get no money until after their
event, and then only with the appro-
BothMistele and Peterson agreed
reluctantly that as a result of the
budget constraints many student
groups are not receiving the funding
In the latest round of budget allo-
cation hearings, 22 student groups
requested a total of over $23,000.
The BPC was only able to allocate
"When $23,000 are requested, and
we can only give out $5,500, stu-
dent groups are not going to get all
the money that they want," Mistele
explained, "regardless of how much
we'd like to give them."
Both Mistele and Peterson place
the blame on the previous adminis-
tration. "I think that student groups
on campus are definitely suffering
from the mistakes of the Phillips
administration," Mistele said. "They
should be getting more money, and
they aren't getting it, because of the
State House hijinks
make lawmaker livid
LANSING (AP) - A lawmaker
who missed more sessions than she
attended last year demanded an apol-
ogy yesterday from two legislators
who led her to believe that an eight-
year incumbent was newly elected.
Rep. Ethel Terrell (D-Highland
Park) issued a news release saying
she wouldn't attend House sessions
until she received an apology from
Reps. Jerry Bartnik (D-Temperance),
and Philip Hoffman (R-Horton), "for
their lack of ethics on the floor."
Terrell said the two successfully
pulled off the practical joke only be-
cause she has impaired vision, which
is one of the medical reasons that
has kept her away from Lansing.
She declined to specify what her
medical problems are.
The prank was pulled Jan. 24, a
week after D. Roman Kulchitsky
won a special election to fill a va-
cant seat. House members had jug-
gled a few seats, and four-term
Hoffman ended up sitting between
Terrell and Bartnik.
Bartnik told Terrell he'd introduce
her to the House's newest lawmaker,
but it was actually Hoffman who
shook her hand. She smiled, wel-
comed him, and asked him if he had
a tough campaign.
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leges don't support the resolution,
then the assembly, by "walking
away from the (consulting) table" is
not representing students as it
Williams said he did not support
a comprehensive code because he
didn't think the University needed
"Civil laws cover everything
that's necessary," he said.
Croxton agreed. "I don't know
how crippled we have been by not
having a code," he said. "No body
has supplied me with overwhelming
evidence that we are in a bad posi-
tion (without one). I would be more
convinced if I saw some compelling
data than simply inconclusive state-
One of the reasons given for
establishing a code is most other
schools have non-academic conduct
regulations, Croxton said.
"That doesn't answer the question
for me. So we're out of step with
everyone else in the country. That's
not necessarily bad," he said.
There are already sanctions for
faculty and students who conduct cer-
tain actions that would be included
under a code such as harassment,
The regents have always said
there should be a mechanism for
punishing students who conduct the
same type of behavior, he said.
If the three "poles" of the Univer-
sity do not want to work on a code,
there is a "real possibility" the cote
will be implemented without input,
Ness said, because the regents are
constitutionally empowered to im-
plement the code.
Ness said the president might
consider establishing a series of
smaller councils within the different
schools to work on conduct of indi-
viduals in those schools.
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Bulgarian government falls
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Premier Georgi Atanassov, a holdover from the
era of disgraced leader Todor Zhivkov, resigned along with his 22-member
Communist-controlled Cabinet, Bulgarian state radio said late yesterday.
The resignation was the first by a government since 1947, when the
Communist Party consolidated power in postwar Bulgaria, according to
the state news agency BTA.
The government has been under severe pressure to resolve Bulgaria's
labor strife and other economic ills. Their departure clears the way for cre-
ation of an interim government to run Bulgaria until elections this year.
The Communists have proposed such a government to share power with
The state news agency said the resignations became known last night
during an emergency, closed-door Communist Part congress. The gov-
ernment will continue to serve until parliament accepts its resignation,
the agency said. No date was given.
Sixth official sentenced in
Iran-Contra affair hearings
WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran-Contra midddleman Albert Hakim was
placed on two years probation and fined $5,000 yesterday after giving up
his claim on what prosecutors said was $7.3 million in arms-deals profits
now frozen in Swiss accounts.
Hakim pleaded guilty Nov. 21 to illegally helping supplement Oliver
North's government income with a $13,800 home security system, bit-
terly attacked the government after his sentencing.
"I have been abused by two presidents," Hakim said after his appear-
ance before U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard Gesell. "I'm talking about
President Reagan and President Walsh," he said, the latter referring to in-
dependent counsel Lawrence Walsh, who directs the Iran-Contra investiga-
Hakim, who could have been sentenced to up to a year in jail and a
$100,000 fine on the misdemeanor charge, is the sixth person sentenced
in the Iran-Contra affair.
S.A. premier may announce
release of Mandela soon
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - F.W. de Klerk, preparing for the most
important speech of his presidency, was reportedly trying to decide today
whether to announce the release of jailed Black leader Nelson Mandela.
There were widespread reports that the two men would meet today, but
de Klerk's office said in a statement tonight that no meeting took place
and none was planned before the opening of Parliament today.
The Star of Johannesburg, the country's largest circulation daily, said
yesterday that Mandela had placed de Klerk in a dilemma by saying his
release must be accompanied by the legalization of the of the outlawed
African National Congress guerrilla movement and other concessions.
The president is expected to make major announcements today,
possibly dealing with Mandela's release, the legalization of banned
oppostition groups and at least a partial lifting of the state of emergency.
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