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Controversy stalls
environment bill

* quabble that threatened to delay
Douse approval of legislation to pro-
tect 554 miles of Michigan rivers
apparently was settled yesterday.
The vote was postponed, how-
ever, when it became entangled in an
unrelated controversy
It now appears the measure will
be voted on next week, said an aide
to Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Flint).
The bill cleared the House Inte-
*rior Committee earlier this month
despite strong opposition from many
residents of Michigan's Upper
Peninsula, where 12 of the 15 rivers
in the bill are located.
It appeared headed for easy pas-
sage after Rep. Bob Davis (R-
Gaylord) leader of the opposition,
conceded defeat and said he would not
carry the battle onto the floor.
0 "It's inevitable that the bill will
pass overwhelmingly, so I do not in-

tend to demagogue on the issue,"
Davis said. "We took our best shot
in committee and we lost."
But late last week, Rep. Toby
Roth (R-Wis.) mounted a last-
minute push to remove the Brule
River-which forms a portion of the
Michigan-Wisconsin border in a
portion of Iron County-from the
Roth feared that including the
Brule in the Wild and Scenic River
System would prohibit construction
of a planned railroad bridge across
the river, an anonymous aide said.
Kildee's aide said the bill would
not affect the planned railroad bridge.
The Brule would be classified as
"recreational," the category that
poses the fewest restrictions on de-
velopment, the aide said. The most
stringent limits are placed on rivers
designated "wild," and the middle
category is "scenic."

Break time
Students recline between classes at the chemistry building.
Bush says Palestinian
conflict nt tied t crisis

Bush may vet'o
budget cuts delay
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi- trillion federal budget, an amount
dent George Bush will veto any at- that would hobble many federal pro-
tempt by congress to postpone the grams. It's also the day the gov-
$85 billion in Gramm-Rudman ernment will run out of money be-
spending cuts that loom next week cause the budget gridlock has
unless a budget deal is reached, blocked all spending bills.
White House officials said yesterday. Democratic congressional leaders
"We're T-minus seven," said planned to begin moving legislation
presidential spokesperson Marlin through the House today, temporar-
Fitzwater, referring to the number of ily providing financing to the gov-
days before the slashes occur. ernment. But frustration with the
"We're sticking with1 it and still talk- stalled budget talks caused every bill
ing." brought to the House floor yesterday
Fitzwater spoke as administration to deteriorate into an argument over
officials and congressional leaders which party was to bglmefthe
prepared for yet another session budget impasse.
aimed at working out a five-year,
$500 billion deficit-reduction pack- A day intended for action on 37
age. With the new fiscal year be- non-controversial bills became one
ginning next Monday, the two sides of parliamentary delays by Republi-
remain locked in a budget stalemate cans, angry because a vote on the
that has persisted all year. "We're budget had not been scheduled on
getting closer, but we're not there, this week's calendar. Democrats said
that's for sure," said White House a vote couldn't be scheduled on a bill
Budget Chief Richard Darman. that didn't exist. "This place is in
Negotiators continued to reveal total disarray," said Rep. Gerald
little about the details of their Solomon (R-New York).
closed-door discussions. The princi- House Speaker Thomas Foley
pal hang-up remained a dispute over (D-Washington) said if a budget
a reduction in the capital gains tax compromise is reached, the legisla-
rate, which Bush wants and tion would also delay the Gramm-
Democrats oppose. Rudman spending reductions. The
Oct. 1 is the day the Gramm- postponement is expected to last
Rudman law will automatically im- through Oct. 20 to give lawmakers a
pose $85 billion in cuts in the $1.2 chance to enact the budget into law.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush
declared yesterday, "I'm not going to be dis-
tracted" by Saddam Hussein's efforts to link
the Persian Gulf crisis with the Israeli-Pales-
tinian dispute.
"First we've got to take care of the situa-
tion that exists right now, naked aggression of
one country against the other. That cannot be
permitted to stand," Bush told a group of Arab-
American leaders.
The President said that the United States
"simply cannot" link the Kuwaiti takeover by'
Iraq with the Palestinian issue.
The Iraqi leader has suggested that one way
to ease the crisis would be for Israel to with-
draw from the Arab territories it has occupied
since 1967, where many Palestinians live.
The United States, Bush said, is committed
to peace in the region, and "once the Gulf cri-
sis is on its way to resolution," he wants to,
"go forward with the peace process." Any ul-
timate solution, he said must include recogni-
tion of Israel by Arab nations "and legitimate
political rights for the Palestinians."
Bush, telling members of the audience that
they understood the tensions in the region bet-
ter than most people, said: "To permit Saddam
Hussein to link these two questions and ap-
prove of his aggression that way, we simply
cannot do it. We are going to resist his at-
tempts to justify what he did based on other
regional concerns.
In a lively question-and-answer session,
Bush was asked why the United States would
not negotiate with Iraq. He answered with a de-

scription of U.S. policy.
"No negotiations," Bush said. U.S. policy,
he continued, remains clear: Iraq must with-
draw from Kuwait completely, immediately
and without condition. Kuwait's legitimate
government must be restored, the security and
stability of the Persian Gulf assured and Amer-
ican citizens abroad must be protected."
Asked why the United States was depriving
the children of Iraq of food in the international
trade embargo, Bush said that the Iraqi regime
would not permit relief organizations to send
in supervised food shipments.
"I am much less interested in feeding Sad-
dam Hussein's army at this point," Bush said.
He said he was concerned about the plight of
women and children, including Asian refugees
stranded in Kuwait.
The State Department, meanwhile, said at
least 900 American men, women, and children
remain trapped in Kuwait and Iraq, and 93 have
been detained by Iraqi authorities.
Some of those detained are ill, and their
captivity is "barbaric" said the department's
principal spokesperson, Margaret Tutwiler.
Iraq has said it is putting American men in
strategic installations to deter attacks.
Department officials said they had no
knowledge of a claim by Iraq that the United
States rebuffed an offer to release the captive
Americans in exchange for permission for the
Iraqi foreign minister to land in New York in
an Iraqi plane to attend United Nations meet-

book week'
focuses on
by Jon Rosenthal
Wilt Chamberlain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Benjamin
Franklin have one thing in common: all have written
books that have been banned in America.
This week, the American Library Association (ALA}
and the American Booksellers Association will
highlight these authors and others as part of Banned
Books Week.
The ninth annual Banned Books Week, endorsed by
the Library of Congress, aims to encourage an aware-
ness of censorship in America.
Bookstores and libraries across the country are using
displays of books banned since 387 B.C. to tell readers
"Caution: some people consider these books danger-
ous." In Ann Arbor, Ulrich's, Borders, and the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library are hosting displays.
"It is important to have material representing alt'
points of view, and the University is a place to examine
ideas. Even those repugnant to us," said Carla Stoffle,
deputy director of the Harlan Hatcher Library.
Judith Krug, director of the ALA's Office of Intellec-
tual Freedom, which records incidents of banning and:
advises people of the best solution to their problem, dev
fended the free flow of information.
"It is very difficult to govern ourselves appropriately
if we don't have ideas and information at our finger
tips," Krug said.
OIF defines banning as "the removal of materials
from libraries and schools that have been duly selected-
by appointed people according to policy and procedure
In 1989-90, OIF received 1,000 reports of censor ac-
tivity and estimates 4,000 more incidents occur than are
reported. Ten years ago the number of reports was 300,
but it rose to 1,000 by 1982.
For example, according to the OIF resource boo
the Gaylord, Mich. Middle School Library in 1975'
banned Wilt Chamberlain's autobiography Wilt be,
cause officials said pupils are "more interested in learn=,
ing how to dribble and shoot" than in his off-court ac-
Kurt Vonnegut has been banned numerous times for
"vulgar and offensive" language, and Ben Franklin, one,
of America's founding fathers, "became in the earlyg
twentieth century one of the most censored and yeC
widely-read authors in American History." y




Guest Speaker:
Fr. Angelo Artemas,
Pastor of Holy Trinity
Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
Toledo, Ohio
Michigan Union - Room 2209
Wednesday, September 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

University Students Against
Cancer (USAC) - Mass meeting,
7:30 p.m. Union Anderson AB.
Call Melissa Gedris 764-7038.
Filipino American Student
Association - Mass meeting,
7:30 p.m. Pond Rm., Union.
Department of Germanic
Languages - Kaffeestunde
Tuesday. Practice German
conversation skills with native
speakers. 4:40 p.m. 3rd Floor,
Hellenic Students Organiza-
tion - Mass meeting. 9 p.m.
Kuenzel Rm., Union. Contact:
Veronica Kalas 998-1255.
"Israel, Palestine and the
Middle East Crisis" - Lea
Tsemel, Israeli attorney and human
rights activist. 6 p.m. 100
Hutchins Hall.
"Inferentialism and Expres-
sion" -- Prof. Robert Brandon. 4
p.m. Anderson Rm, Michigan
"Actually I Do Like My
Mother Very Much! - Mother-
Daughter Relationships From a
Sociolinguistic Point of View"
-Ruth Wodak, chair of the Depart-
ment of Sociolinguistics and Psy-
cholinguistics at the University of
Vienna, Austria, noon 1524 Rack-
"The USSR Today" - Dr.
Igor Krupnick, Institute of Ethnog-
raphy, USSR Academy of Sciences,

Engineering, University of
Connecticut, 4 p.m. Dow Bldg.
Rm. 1013, North Campus.
"Studies of the Interactions
of Hydride and Thiolate
Ligands with Iron and Nickel"
- Marcetta Darensbourg, Prof. of
Chemistry, Texas A&M
University. 4 p.m. Rm. 1640,
Chem. Bldg.
Wallenberg Lecture - Elie
Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
8 p.m. Hill Aud. Tickets Available
at Hillel and Ticketmaster outlets:
$25, $10, $7. Call 769-0500 for
more info.
Michigan Crew - Novice
Practices every afternoon for men
and women. No rowing experience
necessary. For more info call 747-
9585 or 662-2189.
University of Michigan
Handbell Ringers - Rehearsals.
4:10 p.m. 900 Burton Tower. You
need only to read music.
Blood Drive - Sponsored by
Washtenaw Community College.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Board Room, 2nid
floor of Student Center Bldg.
Career Planning and Place-
ment - Medical School Practice
Interviews. 4:10 p.m. CP&P Rm.
Career Planning and Place-
ment - Introduction to CP&P.
4:30 CP&P library.
Career Planning and Place-
ment - First Impressions: The
Employer Perspective. 5:10 p.m.
CP&P library.
Career Planning and Place-
ment - EMP PRES: "The May


'The Temptations of the Media" SasrdbytheoChurches
of Metropolitan Detroit

Supporting a cause 4
John McCarthy, a canvasser for Lyndon LaRouche, talks to LSA senior Nicole
Smith in front of the Union yesterday.
It wored>ar. T m'ayd n
Food- Buys

i tAli
Marine Corps
ofie' proram,
you follow your
major befoe
youd flo ours
A college major leaves you little time to
minor in anything else. So how do you
become an officer in the United States
Marine Corps if you want to concentrate
on your major before you devote your
undivided attention. to one of ours? Join
the Marine Corps' PLC (Platoon Leaders
Class) program, where all your training
takes place in the summer The kind of
training that will really test your ability If
you want to become an officer in the
Marine Corps, join the PLC program.
And this summer you can change major:~

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