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Of Misdeed
Lansing (AP) - U.S. Rep. Bill
Schuette cast at least eight votes on
bills important to chemical compa-
nies while he owned a large amount
of Dow Chemical Co. stock, the
head of the Michigan Democratic
Party said Wednesday.
Democratic Chairman F.
*Thomas Lewand said the 1985, 1986
and 1987 votes were an apparent
conflict of interest, but the head of
Schuette's U.S. Senate campaign,
Douglass McAuliffe, rejected that as
abogus attack.
"Bill Schuette votes in the way
that best reflects the interest and de-
sires of his constituents, period,"
McAuliffe said. "He's been filing fi-
nancial disclosure forms since he be-
gan running for Congress back in
1983. Everybody's always known
that he's a holder of stock that he's
received through his family. He
makes no bones about it."
"This is old news. They are
showing they are so shallow in their
inability to go after Schuette that
they have to go back at least four
years to find an issue," McAuliffe
Schuette released his income tax
returns for the past five years on
Sunday. His returns for last year
showed he had $129,270 in income,
including $46,856 in dividends, and
90 percent of that total, or $42,000,
was from Dow stock.
In releasing his income tax re-
turns, Schuette announced that he
was creating a blind trust for his
stock holdings.
"Bill Schuette has every right to
be a Dow Chemical millionaire and
he has every obligation to put his
stock into a blind trust.


The Michigan Daily -Thursday, April 12, 1990 - Page3
Pursell discusses
research funding

by Christine Kloostra
Daily Government Reporter
Cuts in federal research grants
have had a serious impact on re-
search in biomedical science, faculty
and trainees of the University's Re-
productive Sciences program, said
U.S. Representative Carl Pursell
Pursell, a member of the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on
Labor, Health, and Human Services,
attended the meeting at the request of
Dr. Rees Midgley, director of the
program, to inform Pursell of the
problems faced by the program as a
result of low federal funding.
The faculty of the Reproductive
Sciences program researches ways to
control fertility in women and devel-
ops new methods of contraception.
Faculty members of the program
receive the majority of their funding
from grants which are allocated from
the National Institutes of Health's
(NIH) Institute for Child Health and
Human Development (NICHD).
"They really hold the purse strings
for us," said Dr. Landis Keyes, phys-
iology professor.
Because of cuts in their grants,
researchers are forced to make per-
sonnel cuts and apply for funding
from the University to continue their
projects, placing a strain on depart-
mental budgets, said faculty mem-
Faculty and student trainees of

the program urged Pursell to advo-
cate the NIH - particularly the
NICHD - in the appropriations
Pursell offered to work with the
faculty members to convince other
members of his committee to sup-
port the NIH, emphasizing that he
has already made an effort to change
their funding priorities.
Pursell has spoken out against
increasing funding for AIDS research
Because of cuts in
their grants,
researchers are
forced to make
personnel cuts and
apply for funding
from the University to
continue their
projects, placing a
strain on
budgets, said faculty
in the NIH at the expense of the
other institutes. AIDS research cur-
rently receives ten percent of the
NIH budget, said Midgley.
"There's something radically
wrong with the way we prioritize
within this budget," Pursell said.

Mass funeral in Natal Province
Mourners stand together at a mass funeral yesterday in Edendale, South Africa, where factional fighting
between Inkatha supporters and The United Democratic Front members has claimed hundreds of lives in
recent weeks.
PACs donated $8.8 million to House

cal action committees donated $8.8
million to Michigan's House of
Representatives delegated between
1983 and 1988, the watchdog orga-
nization Common Cause reported
Rep. John Dingell, D-Trenton,
chairperson of the Energy and
Commerce Committee and one of
the most powerful House members,
topped the list with $1,065,655 in
PAC contributions, the report said.
He was followed by Rep. Bob Carr,
D-East Lansing, who received
They were the delegation's only

Ford said through a spokesper-
son, he often voted against the
wishes of business PACs that donate
to his campaigns, such as when he
supported a higher minimum wage
and mandatory advanced notification
of plant closings.
The 139-page report gives the to-
tal amount each Michigan member
received during the six-year period
and lists them by subject area. For
example, it reports the amount law-
makers received from PACs repre-
senting the automobile industry, la-
bor unions and professionals such as
Dingell was the fifth biggest re-
cipient of PAC contributions among
the 434 current House members and
Can- ranked eighth, the report said.
PAC donations totaled 72 percent of
all the money Dingell raised during
the period, compared with 56 percent
for Can and 32 percent for Schuette.
two members whose PAC donations
topped $1 million.
Rep. Bill Schuette, R-Sanford,
ranked third among the Michigan

delegation with $800,210. Schuette
is running for the GOP nomination
to challenge Democratic Sen. Carl
Common Cause, a Washington-
based research and advocacy group, is
on an irregular basis. The group has
called for reforming campaign fi-
nance laws and limiting PAC con-
"Our current system of financing
congressional campaigns is corrupt
and special interest PAC contribu-
tions are at the heart of the prob-
lem," said Fred Wertheimer, presi-
dent of Common Cause.
Dingell said political contribu-
tions do not influence his votes of
actions. "I learned a long time ago
how to eat yes and vote no," he said.
Schuette has endorsed the House
leadership's finance reform plan,
which would scale back PAC contri-
butions, spokesperson Rob Rehg
"Nobody buys Bill Schuette's
vote, but he's aware there is a per-
ception problem out there," he said.

Young's dish paid

Due to an editing error, an article in yesterday's Daily about the removal
of posters on University bulletins boards incorrectly stated the content of
Museum of Zoology memo. The memo informed staff that the custodians
were ordered by plant operations to remove the posters.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

for by pol-
DETROIT (AP) - A $15,000
satellite dish at Mayor coleman
Young's home was bought and in-
stalled with police funds earmarked
for undercover drug operations, a
published report said.
Former civilian deputy police
chief Kenneth Weiner, at the center
of a federal probe of possible misuse
of money from the $1.4 million se-
cret fund, arranged for the purchase,
the Detroit Free Press said yesterday,
citing city records.
Weiner is jailed and awaiting trial
May 15 on fraud charges in a sepa-
rate probe into a precious metals
sales scheme.
According to the documents,
Kevin Dimeck, owner of Michigan
Satellite systems of Ann Arbor, was
contacted by Weiner and was paid
with several checks drawn on the po-
lice fund.
City Auditor Roger Short said
that using the fund to pay for any
part of the satellite system would

ice fund
violate the city charter.
Other alleged misuses of the urr-
demcover fund have included:
$160,000 to pay for armor-platy
ing for two Cadillac limousines and
$3,200 for Uzi submachine guns for
Young's bodyguards.

Socially Active Latino Student
Association - 7:30 p.m. in
Angell Hall Rm. 221
Earth Day Organizing
Committee - meeting at 7 p.m.
in Room 1040 Dana Bldg.
Michigan Video Yearbook -
meeting at 7 p.m. on the fourth
floor of the Union
Amnesty International - cam-
pus group meeting 6 p.m. MLB
UM Cycling - team meeting
and rollers riding 6 p.m. in the
Sports Coliseum
Ann Arbor Libertarian League
- meeting at 6:30 p.m. at
Palestine Solidarity
Committee Meeting - meeting
at 7:30 p.m. at the International
Tagar - meeting at 8 p.m. at
"Forces Shaping the Present
and Future Reforms of
Teaching and Schooling in
Japan and the Soviet Union"
- Teruhisa Horio and Boris
Gershunsky conduct a panel
discussion at 4 p.m. in the
Schorling Auditorium of the SEB
"The Absent" - a subtitled
film presented with introduction
by Rafael Filippelli at 8 p.m. in
the Natural Science Auditorium
"Decomposition of
Methanethiol on Clean and
Hydrogen Pre-Adsorbed Pt
(III) Surface" - Teclesenbet
Rufael speaks at 4 p.m. in Room
1640 Chemistry Bldg.
"Zen and Japanese
Nationalism" - T. Griffith
Foulk speaks at noon in the Lane
Hall Commons
"Heathen Times in Sweden:
Emerging Complexity in the
Southern Scandanavian
Bronze Age?" - Karin Jones
speaks at noon in Room 1009 of
the Natural Science Museum

Kate and Jim Lehrer - the
two will read from their work at
5 p.m. in the Union Pendleton
"Effects of Ambiant Light and
Vision on the Outcome of
Sexual Selection and
Predation in Guppies (Poecilia
reticulata)" - John A. Endler
speaks at 4 p.m. in the E.
Lecture Room on the 3rd floor of
"The Struggle for Socialism
Today: A Marxist Perspective
for the 1990's" - David North
speaks at 7 p.m. in the Union
Pond Room
"Gender Ideology and
Political Action" - Pat Gurin
speaks at noon in the Guild
House (802 Monroe)
Women's Club Lacrosse -
practice 4-6 p.m. in the Coliseum
(5th and Hill)
Northwalk - the north campus
night time walking service runs
from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in Bursley
2333 or call 763-WALK
Safewalk - the night time
safety walking service runs from
8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in UGLi 102 or
call 936-1000
ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
peer writing tutors available for
help on papers 7-11 p.m. in the
Angell/Haven and 611 Church
St. computing centers
Free Tutoring - for all lower
level science and engineering
classes 7-11 p.m. UGLi 207
Steve Gillette and Cindy
Mangsen - the artists perform
at 8 p.m. at The Ark
Campus Orchestra - the group
performs works by Mozart and
Tchaikovsky among others at 8
p.m. in Hill Auditorium
Still KIlling Us Softly - film
exploring sexism in advertising
will be shown hourly from 9
a.m.-7 p.m. in the Union
Kuenzel Room
Northcoast - the jazz group
will perform at 8 p.m. in the
Rackham Auditorium

IRa. uS -


Announcing a conference on
"The Changing Status of
Asian Women"

Friday April 13,1990 from 1-6 pm
Henderson Room, third floor of the Michigan League

Schedule of Speakers:
1:00 Keynote Address:
Saraswati Sunindyo-Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Controlling the Body, Injecting the Stigma: The Politics of Prostitution
in lava
2:15 Dia Siddiqi-Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Discipline and Protect: Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh
2:45 Wu Ga-Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
2:45 Wu Ga - Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
The Shifting Meaning of Woman's Question in the Chinese Political Culture
3:15 Lu Zxy-Yann-School of Nursing, University of Michigan
Il Fate: Illness and Women's Experience in Taiwan
3:45 Hitomi Tonomura-Department of History, University of Michigan
Title to be Announced
4:30 Concluding Panel Discussion
Gary Hawes, moderator-Department of Political Science,
University of Michigan
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Student Association

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