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Since 1989, the percentage of minority faculty
members at the U-M has risen two points to 13
percent. The university should be commended
for its efforts in this area.

They're made of terracotta, they were buried for
two thousand years, and they're at the Museum
of Art. Read about the exhibit, "The Invincible
and Immortal Army: Warriors from Xian."

The Michigan women's basketball team embarks
on its 1992-93 campaign tomorrow night. For a
closer look at the Wolverines, see the women's
basketball preview in the centerspread.

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4 dead after
surprise attack
at South Afnca
country club
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Blacks
burst into a country club dining room and bar and
opened fire with automatic rifles and hand grenades,
killing four whites and wounding 17, officials said yes-
terday.
The Saturday night slaughter in King William's
Town, 625 miles southeast of Johannesburg, was a rare
mass attack on whites. No one claimed responsibility
for the assault, which appeared to be racially or
politically motivated.
The assailants escaped, and police announced a
massive manhunt and offered a $17,000 reward for
information leading to arrests.
The bloody attack was the realization of many
whites' worst fears in this racially divided nation, where
Black-on-Black violence has taken thousands of Black
lives in recent years. Whites - outnumbered 30 million
to 5 million - have feared for generations that the
Black majority could turn on them.
The slaughter is the latest in a series of violent
political and criminal acts that have become common-
place in South Africa.
The attack also came at a sensitive time politically.
The government and the African National Congress, the
leading Black group, are scheduled to meet this week to
try to restart derailed talks on ending white minority
rule.
Ray Radue, a member of parliament, and his wife
were attending King William's Town Golf Club when
an undetermined number of Blacks attacked the dining
room and a bar just before 10 p.m.
The attackers rolled grenades into the dining room
and the bar, then followed up with automatic weapons
fire in an assault that lasted less than a minute,
witnesses said.
Two white couples were killed and 17 people were
injured, several seriously, police said. About 60 people,
mostly middle-aged and elderly whites, were in the
dining room and the bar. The club is integrated, and
Blacks were among the guests at the bar.

Clinton's tax
bill doubtful to
pass Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -
President-elect Clinton's promised
middle-class tax cut next year may
fall victim to the government's
record budget deficit, just as
President Bush's own proposal did
earlier this year.
Clinton, whose campaign in-
cluded a pledge to cut the taxes of
middle-income Americans by $60
billion over four years, now adds a
condition: "If we can work it out.''
le insists there has been no de-
cision to abandon it.
''If there are not adequate rev-
enues to deal with it, they may de-
cide to put aside the tax cut for the
short term and concentrate on eco-
nomic growth incentives," said Rep.
Robert Matsui (D-Calif.), a senior -
member of the House Ways and
Means Committee.
"We have to take into account
what the status of the economy is
when we convene in January," said
Senate Majority Leader George
Mitchell (D-Maine) who supports a
tax cut.
"They just don't have the money
to pay for it," said Michael
Ettlinger, tax policy director of the
labor-funded Citizens for Tax
Justice.
When Bush sent his budget to
Congress in February, he advocated
a $500 increase in the personal ex-
emption for each child under 18. But
he put the proposal on the back
burner after Republican allies in
Congress balked at the spending re-
ductions he proposed to pay for it.
Members of Congress, their ad-
visers, lobbyists and others who
closely watch tax legislation dis-
agree on the desirability of a general
tax cut when the government is tak-
ing in about $300 billion a year less
than it is spending.
On the other hand, there is gen-
eral agreement - barring dramatic
economic developments - that any
tax bill passed by Congress and
signed by Clinton early next year
will:
Restore, at least temporarily,
the investment tax credit, under
which the government in effect
would pay 10 percent of the cost of
machinery and equipment bought by
businesses.
Raise taxes on the 2 1/2 per-
cent to 3 percent of couples and in-
dividuals with the highest incomes.

Gloria in exelcis Deo
Gloria Stringer spins wool at the Matthaei
Saturday afternoon.

Botanical Gardens' Hand-Spinners' Holiday Fair on

Greek leaders call 1992 'a success'

This probably would be restricted to
single people with total income
above $140,000 and couples over
$170,000.
A new, 36 percent top tax rate
would be created for these people,
who now pay a maximum 31 percent
on part of their earnings. In addition,
a surtax of up to 10 percent would
apply to taxable incomes over $1
million.
If history is a guide, Congress
will be unable to resist the tempta-
tion to add any number of prized
amendments to that bill. And the
lawmakers have dozens. to pick
from, since Bush vetoed two catchall
tax bills this year.
Thus, there is a good chance that
a simple bill to stimulate business
investment in job-creating machin-
'If there are not
adequate revenues to
deal with it, (Congress)
may decide to put
aside the tax cut for
the short term and
concentrate on eco-
nomic growth
incentives.'
Robert Matsui
Rep. (D-Calif.)
ery and raise taxes on the well-to-do
could balloon into a potpourri pack-
age similar to those Bush rejected
March 20 and Nov. 4.
An aide to a senior Republican
tax writer in the Senate predicts that
Congress will complete action on a
tax bill by late March - and that it
will closely resemble what Clinton
proposes. Other tax proposals would.
be delayed in the interest of quickly
approving economic stimulus - and
probably become part of a broad
measure that includes assurances of
firm actions to reduce the deficit.
David Keating, executive vice
president of the conservative
National Taxpayers Union, agrees
that a middle-income tax cut is likely
to fall by the wayside, at least tem-
porarily.
Keating suggests Clinton just
might decide the quickest way to get
his tax bill through Congress is to
give the lawmakers what they want
- by patterning it after the two ve-
toed by Bush.
Students to
protest
incinerator
in Lalnsing
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Environment Reporter
Students and North Campus resi-
dents can voice concerns over the
North Campus incinerator tomorrow
at a public hearing in Lansing.
Citizens for Safe Waste Disposal
(CSWD), a coalition fighting the U-
M's attempts to modify the North
Campus incinerator, opposes the fa-
cility because it is allegedly burning
radioactive waste below required
temperatures and it is does not have
the necessary filters.
The incinerator burns radioactive

by Saloni Janveja
Dally Staff Reporter
Outgoing Interfraternity Council
(IFC) President Bruce Namerow
says he's leaving a kinder, gentler
Greek system to the organization's
new officers - specifically
President-elect Polk Wagner who
will take over Dec. 8.
Namerow, a Business School se-
nior, said when he took office the
fraternity system was suffering from
problems - including lax alcohol
regulations - which needed
attention.
"This past year has been really
tough," he said. "We had a lot of

problems when the new board and I
came in - we had undercover offi-
cers in our houses, we had a new al-
cohol policy, and the National
Interfraternity Council (NIC) was
coming in."
One of the most important things
the IFC did this year was to pass a
new alcohol policy, Namerow said.
But students feared that the NIC -
which sent representatives to campus
in early 1992 - would not think the
policy was sufficient.
"The NIC often passes its own
alcohol policy and we were really
beginning to fear that they would
pass a harsher one than we had al-

ready," Namerow said.
However, politics overtook
partying on the IFC agenda in 1992
as Namerow mobilized his con-
stituency to support local, state and
national candidates running for of-
fice this year.
"I think our first major accom-
plishment was the voter registration
drive," Namerow said. "Together we
registered over 800 voters, which
was really a powerful bulk of the
votes. It was a huge success."
Namerow also made sure U-M
students made informed decisions
when they went to the voting booths.
"We also helped put together a

city council election debate forum,"
he said. "All 14 candidates came in
for an informative debate. This was
the first one that was just for stu-
dents ... That was a really positive
step for the system - it changed the
image of the IFC."
Namerow said the IFC also tried
to work with the university adminis-
tration on a number of projects.
"One thing currently ongoing
with the university is that we got
GPA information together for an
award for the top three houses," he
said. "The reception is in January.
This is a big step in working with the
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AAHC, Cottage Innp
feed local homeless
Gmups serve fnee Than ksgiving meals

by James Cho
and Kerry Colligan
Daily Staff Reporters
Many U-M students celebrated
Thanksgiving at home with their
families - relishing carefully pre-
pared meals.
However, Thanksgiving is no
different than any other day for the
homeless.
"We (homeless people) freeze,
get rained on, are kicked in the foot
by cops, are hauled off to jail, and
we don't know why," said Greg
Justice, who has been homeless for
three years.
Two local organizations -
Cottage Inn Pizza and the Ann
Arhnr .i-Tnna. r Cnn;tinn (A ATWI

between 200 and 300 people, said
Jim Michos, general manager of
Cottage Inn Pizza. IHe said Cottage
Inn has held this meal for six years.
Although Michos said he expected
a larger turnout, about 250 people
were served this year.
Michos said, "These are mostly
street people or homeless people.
They're happy to get a free meal.
We wanted to do something good
for the community because the
community has been good to us."
Larry Fox, a member of the
Homeless Action Committee, esti-
mated that there are approximnately
1,500 homeless people in Ann
Arbor. However, he calls his figure
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