The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January7, 1993 - Page 3
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Bush administration is preparing a
48-hour ultimatum to Iraq to remove
its surface-to-air missiles from a no-
fly zone protecting Muslim Shiites
° or risk allied military retaliation,
U.S. officials and Western diplomats
Final wording of the warning was
being discussed by American,
French, British and Russian diplo-
mats in New York and will be pre-
sented to Nizar Hamdoon, the Iraqi
representative to the United Nations,
said an informed Western diplomatic
source who insisted on anonymity.
The diplomats said Iraq would be
given two days to remove the missile
batteries. The sources said the
United States would reiterate its de-
mand that Iraq not use the missiles'
radar units to target American
"There is agreement on the need
for Iraq to comply fully with the
U.N. resolutions and the no-fly
zone" in southern Iraq, said Richard
Boucher, the State Department
Accusing Iraq of intimidating
American planes, he said "we are
ensuring that the Iraqis are left in no
doubt about the importance of strict
adherence to the terms of the no-fly
Boucher declined to say how the
warning would be delivered or im-
plemented. "I am not going to get
into details on where we stand on
various steps," he said at the daily
State Department press briefing.
Asked why the department was
not being explicit, a U.S. official
told reporters, "We like to say our
piece to people privately before we
say it publicly."
Senate Democratic Leader
George Mitchell (D-Maine) said af-
ter a meeting with President Bush at
the White House that "no decision
has been made with respect to any of
the options available to the
"The President indicated he is
consulting with our allies, has made
no decision, is weighing all options,"
House Speaker Thomas Foley
(D-Washington) said the Iraqi sur-
face-to-air missiles pose a potential
threat to U.S. aircraft.
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Jennifer Bonin, a TR in the School of Art, sketches ducks at the Museum of Natural History. She said she was
enjoying her free time before her heavy classwork begins.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush predict,
unrelentingly huge federal deficits and underscores how
difficult it may be for President-elect Clinton to fulfill
his economic promises.
Clinton called the figures projected yesterday by
Bush "unsettling." He signaled that he was not abandon-
ing his campaign commitments to cut the deficit in half
by 1996, while at the same time embarking on an ambi-
tious program to "rebuild America" through stepped up
"We can now see see the full magnitude of the debt ;
we inherit and the challenge that we must confront,"
"This sounds the final warning bell. This endless
pattern of rising deficits must stop," he said.
Bush projected spending of $1.52 trillion for the
1994 fiscal year that begins next Oct. 1, an increase of
3.2 percent, with a deficit of $292 billion.
Bush forecast the deficit for the current 1993 fiscal
year would hit a record $327.3 billion.
"This submission is not a budget," said Senate
Budget Committee Chairman James Sasser (D-Tenr)
"It really is an irrelevance. It's a confusing irrelevance"
He said Bush's budget forecasts contained lots of
phony numbers to make the deficit look smaller, just as
past Bush spending plans have.
"It's just the same song, but happily it's the last
Over the next six years, Bush estimated that the na-
tion's $4 trillion national debt would grow by another
$1.78 trillion, driven upward by a string of deficits that
would never dip below $266 billion in any one year.
The new deficits are $222 billion higher than the
flood of red ink the administration was estimating in:
The new deficit figures were challenged by Clinton:
aides and Democrats in Congress who said Bush had
massaged the figures to understate the deficit by as
much as $79 billion in 1997 alone by applying an arbi-
trary freeze on all government spending outside of enti-
The projected deficits represent a huge hurdle that
Clinton will have to overcome to fulfill his campaign
pledge to cut government red ink in half by 1996, while:
at the same time providing middle class tax relief and
boosting government spending in a wide array of areas
from roads and bridges to fiber-optic communications
Clinton spokesperson George Stephanop-oulos said
Clinton "stands by his campaign commitments" includ-
ing his pledge to cut the deficit in half. The new deficit
estimates will make achieving that pledge "more diffi-
cult but just as necessary," Stephanopoulos said.
"Given the much larger deficit projections, the pres-
ident-elect will have a very difficult if not impossible
task of cutting the deficit in half," Sasser told reporters.
Clinton's top economic advisers, led by Treasury
Secretary-designate Lloyd Bentsen, are scheduled to.
meet with Clinton today to begin making decisions on
Clinton's own budget.
Among the issues to be settled are whether to make
the deficit even worse this year and next by adopting a
$30 billion to $60 billion economic stimulus program.
by Andrew Taylor
Daily Government Reporter
PORT HURON, Mich. - As hundreds
of coins spill into the gutter, overflowing
onto the floor, an ecstatic patron jumps for
Such a sight could soon become possi-
ble, if the casino project in Port Huron pro-
ceeds as expected - making the city home
to the first Native American gaming facility
in southern Michigan.
Bay Mills Indian Community - an
Upper Peninsula tribe that is interested in.
putting a casino in the Port Huron area -
has asked Thomas Carr, senior vice presi-
dent of Harrah's Inc., to help coordinate the
"We have been invited by the tribe to
come and make a presentation," said Ralph
Berry of Harrah's corporate parent,
Tennessee-based Promus Co. "There are no
agreements, nothing at all at this point."
Mike Schut, a Harrah's spokesperson,
said he hopes that if the casino is opened,
University students would take the 100-
mile trip to Port Huron and visit the casino.
"We expect to draw people from as far
away as Chicago," Schut said. "Ann Arbor
is certainly within that radius, and we wel-
come any business that University of
Michigan students can provide."
He added that the casino could include
wheel games such as roulette, card games
such as blackjack, dice games such as
craps, gadget games such as electronic
poker and slot machines, and bingo.
"If the project succeeds, the casino
would have around 90 gaming tables and
more than 3,000 slot machines," Schut said.
Carr added, "Our business is entertain-
ment. We are more than table machines and
He explained that Harrah's casinos are
known for providing many types of diver-
sion beyond gambling and he hopes people
will visit the location to see various shows
"I can't think of anything that would
change us more into a tourism town," said
Morris Snider, director of McMorran Place
convention center in Port Huron.
However, the project to bring a casino
to this small city has not gone without
Port Huron resident Sandy Maes has or-
ganized Citizens Against Gambling to
challenge the proposal.
"I am very open to changes, but I am
not certain that I want busloads of people
coming in from Toronto and Chicago tak-
ing over Port Huron," Maes said.
The question many are asking is
whether a traditional downtown area and a
State Sen. Dan Degrow (R-Port Huron)
said a voter referendum would be the best
way to determine the future of the city.
Gov. John Engler must give his ap-
proval to any casino operations outside of a
Native American reservation. In previous
cases Engler opposed the expansion of
Native American gaming to off-reservation
However, a casino would bring in $7.5
million annually to Port Huron and provide
several thousand jobs to an area continually
plagued with high unemployment.
Schut speculates that these factors will
balance out many citizen's fears of higher
crime rates, and the impact of an expected
2 million tourists each year.
report natural gas
Four incidents of natural gas odor
and leakage occurred over the holi-
day break, according to University
Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Residents of Northwood IV, a
North Campus family housing com-
plex, reported a broken gas main
Tuesday. According to police re-
ports, the sound of rushing air could
be heard over the telephone. Police
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and fire department were on the
scene and evacuated the building.
No injuries were recorded, and the
0 leak has been temporarily sealed.
Other reports of natural gas odor
were made Dec. 31 from an E.
Medical Dr. complex, Jan. 2 from
1171 McIntyre, and Tuesday from
Medical Science Building II. Police
reports indicated no injuries or prob-
able causes. Police say they do not
believe the incidents are related.
A University staff member re-
ported a computer stolen from 2213
Angell Hall. He left the computer in
the room Dec. 24 and found it miss-
ing when he returned Sunday. DPS
officers said scratches on the key-
hole to the room indicate a forced
entry with a knife. The computer,
worth $3,000, was not University
Computer equipment valued at
$2,000 was also stolen from the
Medical Professional Building Dec.
31. A report was filed, but no
suspects have been named.
A staff member storing his lug-
gage in Schembechler Hall while in
California reported it stolen
Tuesday. Jewelry worth more than
$1,200 was among the items stolen.
Police have no suspects.
Police estimate there have been at
least eight break-ins since the be-
ginning of the new year. Last year,
8,700 such break-ins were reported
over the holidays. Police expect the
new total to be greater.
According to the Ann Arbor
Police Department (AAPD) reports,
an apartment on E. Kingsley was
burglarized while the residents were
out of town. The perpetrators, who
entered the apartment through a
smashed window, stole more than
$9,330 worth of property. No sus-
pects or witnesses have been
More incidents of breaking and
entering were reported on the blocks
of 300 Ashley, 100 Packard, 1000
Oakland, and 700 Arch, according to
DPS officers received reports of
malicious destruction early Thursday
at West Quadrangle residence hall.
The east entrance to the building -
composed of plexi-glass and glass.
Police know of no motive for the
The vandals, if found, will be
charged with malicious destruction
of property for the more than $100
- by Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporter
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