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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, October 17, 1990 - Page 3 ,

House to
debate
*new tax
:on rich
WASHINGTON (AP) - Majority
Democrats rammed their deficit-cut-
ting plan a step closer to House pas-
sage yesterday, ignoring President
ush's threat to veto the tax-boost-
g package that hits the rich espe-
cially hard.
The plan was debated in a tensely
partisan atmosphere just three weeks
from Election Day and four days be-
fore the government's authority to
;spend money lapses. Bush has said
that unless he receives a budget plan
lie likes, he will let the government
shut down again on Saturday.
Democrats plunged ahead anyway
th a plan that would raise taxes by
.149 billion over the next five
.years. On a test vote, the House
voted 231-195 to proceed with the
debate.
The Democrats argued that their
package of one-time income tax
boosts for all but the poorest
Americans, permanently higher rates
on the wealthy, and cuts in Medicare
*and agriculture spending was the
fairest way to spread the burden of
slicing the federal deficit.
"The American people are willing
49 undergo unpleasant things to get
this deficit under control, but they
xnust be confident that no one is
jingled out, especially the poor and
-piddle class," said Majority Leader
Richard Gephardt (D-Mo).
Republicans rallied around a
*deficit-reduction package of their
own that relied on deep spending
cuts and only $23 billion in addi-
ional taxes.
As the debate raged on Capitol
MHill, Bush said from the campaign
trail that he would stand firm until
lawmakers complete a deficit-cutting
measure he favors.

U.S. refuses to
accept partial
Gulf solution
Associated Press

Campaigning
LS&A first -year student Sarah Theut listens to College Democrat Dan Friedenzohn talk about the upcoming
election Nov. 6.
Three American professors

Kuwait's government-in-exile
yesterday ruled out conceding "one
inch" of territory to Iraq in any
settlement, and the United States
said it would not accept partial
solutions to the Persian Gulf crisis.
The comments followed hints
that Iraq might withdraw from
Kuwait if it is allowed to retain three
key areas - two islands controlling
Iraq's access to the gulf and part of
an oil field.
But Iraq took a firm position
yesterday with the newspaper of
Saddam Hussein's ruling party
saying: "We will not give it
(Kuwait) up even if we fight for it
for 1,000 years."
Japan's government, meanwhile,
introduced a proposal in Parliament
that would permit Japanese troops to
join the U.S.-led multinational force
in the gulf. The plan envisions the
establishment of a non-combat force
of civilians and soldiers to
participate behind the lines.
GI's in Saudi Arabia got a
suprise visitor yesterday -
comedian Steve Martin. Martin
signed autographs and climbed
aboard a tank during a USO stop.
Martin was told not to perform
because of concern by U.S.
commanders that American-style
humor could offend the Saudis.
Kuwait's crown prince and prime
minister told a news conference that
Iraq's 11-week occupation of his
emirate will "never force us to make
any concession."
"We will never give up any part
of our country, not even one inch,"
Sheik Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah said
in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
Kuwaitis fleeing into Saudi
Arabia said the Iraqis were setting up
fences that separate most of Kuwait
from the disputed oil field in
Rumailah. But Iraq repeatedly has

denied speculation that it would
withdraw in return for territorial
concessions.
Secretary of State James Baker
said Washington also would not
agree to concessions.
"We are unwilling to engage in a
search for partial solutions," Baker
said.
He said Saddam evidently was
interested "in a negotiated
arrangement that would enable him
to claim benefits from his
unprovoked aggression against a
small neighbor."
President Bush, on the campaign
trail in Iowa, encountered signs of
dwindling public support for U4,
involvement in the gulf. "Amerieq
will remain in the Persian Gulf not
one single day longer than
necessary," he promised.
Jordan's King Hussein, who has
worked to try to find a peaceful
solution to the crisis, said iq
remarks published yesterday that war
may be imminent.
Hussein told The New York
Times that the outbreak of w6i
would be partly the fault of Bush and
other Western leaders, who he said
failed to respond promptly to
Saddam's early indications he was
willing to withdraw.
Also yesterday, Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev dispatched an
envoy to the West to seek a peaceful
end to the crisis. A Soviet
spokesperson said Yevgeny
Primakov, recently back from talks
with Saddam in Baghdad, would visit
Rome and Paris, then meet with
Bush in Washington. -
"The Soviet leadership believes
that if there is a smallest chance ti
settle the conflict peacefully that
chance should be used to the
ultimate," Gorbachev spokesperson
Vitaly Ignatenko said in Moscow.

win Nobel
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -
Three Americans who gave in-
vestors, stockholders and corporate
directors a better understanding of the
intricate financial markets won the
Nobel memorial prize in economics
yesterday.
Harry Markowitz of the City
University of New York, Merton
Miller of the University of Chicago,
and William Sharpe of Stanford
University will share the prize,
worth about $700,000.
Since the prize in economics was
the first awarded by the Swedish
Academy of Sciences in 1969, 18 of

Prize in economics

the 30 winners have been
Americans.
"There has been a very powerful
and rich development of finance
economy as a scientific subject, and
that was a main reason for giving
them the prize," said Academy Com-
mittee Member Bengt Naslund.
The academy said financial mar-
kets serve a key purpose in a modern
market economy by allocating re-
sources to various production areas.
"It's important that these markets
function efficiently. That, they can
really only do if we have a proper
understanding of them," Naslund

said.
Miller said he thought it was a
crannk call when committee chair
Assar Lindbeck called him early
yesterday with the news.
Lindbeck said Miller and Sharpe
were "really stunned" by the news
but recovered enough to ask about
the exchange rate for kronor.
The economics prize was
instituted in 1968 by Sweden's
Central Bank to complement the five
prizes established in the will of
dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel.

AT&T awards more than $50,000 to 'U' depts.

Math dept. to connect more
faculty to computer network
by Brenda Dickinson

Engineering school to double
research computer capability

The mathematics and electrical
engineering and computer science
departments will purchase new labo-
*atory equipment with $50,000 in
grants from the American Telephone
& Telegraph Foundation.
The grants are part of a national
AT&T program which awarded $2.9
million to 37 universities for 100
projects this year.
Grants are awarded to university
departments for purchasing lab
equipment and developing curricu-
lum.
49 - Mathematics Prof. Peter Hinman
said his department will use its
$14,563 in grant money to connect
more faculty members to the de-
partment's computer network. He

said the department may buy three
Macintosh SEs, three ethernet cards,
a few dot matrix printers, and a laser
printer.
"A design is dynamic, when put
on the board it's static; you can't see
it in dimensions. On computer it is
dynamic; you can see how things
change. That's what calculus is re-
ally - the derivative is how things
change, and you can see it on
screen," Hinman said.
Hinman said once the faculty are
familiar with the computers, they
can be used in the classroom.
First-year mathematics major
Chris Brown said computers are bet-
ter and faster than doing computa-
tions by hand.

by Brenda Dickinson
Researchers at the Advanced
Computer Architecture Laboratory in
the engineering department will soon
discover what happens when their
Meiko Computer Surface is ex-
panded to twice its size.
Using a $40,205 AT&T grant,
the department will increase the in-
ternal memory of one of its comput-
ers, which students use for finding
the best way to file and retrieve data
- algorithms and file structures.
The department will also pur-
chase a Sparcstation workstation,
which is like any personal computer

but is designed to perform tasks
faster. It contains the softwareused
to write programs that tell the com-
puter's central processing unit what
tasks to carry out.
Most computers have only one
central processing unit, or node,
which carries out all of the com-
puter's tasks. The department will
double the processing unit to have
16 nodes.
Though the department expects to
double the work performance of its
computer, electrical engineering
Prof. Chaitanya Baru said the actual
outcome could be different.

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Meetings
Women's Issues Commission
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U of M Outing Club
8 p.m., 2440 Mason Hall
French Conversation Club
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AIESEC General Meeting
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Pre-Trip Meeting for the Depart-
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Riding Trip
7 p.m., Conference, NCRB
Professional Development Pro-
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