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members, who said he would be
removed for earlier comments he
made about AATU to The Michigan
"I wondered where the First
Amendment stopped working for
the Ann Arbor Tenants' Union board
members," Stern said. "I felt like I
was in preschool or kindergarten
and they were telling me what was
right or wrong."

'Perhaps (Stern) finally realized the conflict of
interest that he had. ... I think it was smart of
- Pattrice Maurer
Ann Arbor Tenants' Union director

White House 'Eggsr
Lady' pre ps for roll.

Stern also said being one of the
key people who drafts the MSA bud-
get for next year would make it a
conflict of interest for him to serve
on AATU's board.
Maurer said she thinks Stern was


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already in a conflict.
"Perhaps he finally realized the
conflict of interest that he had,"
Maurer said. "I think it was smart of
She said during Tuesday's meet-
ing that Stern abandoned his duties
to the tenants' union by taking the
money allocated to AATU for his
"If you are a board member of a
corporation, then it's not OK to make
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Stern also said he resigned be-
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is frustrated by the unprofessional
nature of the tenants' union.
Maurer said she does not know
where Stern's charges of
unprofessionalism come from.

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tion: White House Egg Lady.
Official Duties: Wandering the
White House carrying a basket of
wooden eggs and a pen to thrust at
celebrities like Johnny Carson and
Janet Reno for autographs.
Favorite Accessories: A pastel
Swatch watch dripping with tiny eggs
and a silver bunny pin that was a
Christmas gift from Bill and Hillary
Robyn Dickey, a.k.a. the Egg
Lady, is director of special tours at the
White House Visitors Office. Her
duties include masterminding the tra-
ditional White House Easter Egg Roll
and Hunt to be held Monday.
She keeps tabs daily on who comes
through the executive mansion in case
she wants to add an autograph to the
stash of celebrity eggs that will be
hidden on the South Lawn.
Only bona-fide celebrities, say
Oksana Baiul or Tom Selleck, are
stalked by the brown-haired woman
with the lilting Arkansas accent.
She finds them all, be they astro-
nauts or Dallas Cowboys, the Grate-
ful Dead or Warren Christopher, as
they tour the Blue Room or wait to
meet with the president. She has even
been known to leave a basket of eggs
with a note in the Lincoln Bedroom
asking famous overnight visitors to
autograph them. (Barbra Streisand
"I tell the people that this tradition

is over 100 years old," said Dickey,
who planned the Clinton campaign's
Little Rock election-night events and
earlier served as administrator of t
Arkansas Governor's Mansion. "
one has ever turned me down."
Last year's egg hunt crowd of
40,000 inspired Dickey to go all out
this year. She has amassed 2,000 of
the coveted celebrity eggs, signed by
the likes of Ron Howard and Harrison
Ford. Bill and Hillary Clinton and Al
and Tipper Gore each have signed 10
They will be mixed in the hu*
with some of the 30,000 speckled
pastel "Official White House Easter
1994" wooden eggs stamped with a
likeness of the White House and the
Clintons' signatures.
Dickey also oversees the dyeing
of 7,200 real eggs by the White House
chef for an egg roll on the lawn. And
she organized an East Wing exhibit of
51 eggs decorated by artists from ea*
state and the District of Columbia.
The exhibit will be part of White
House public tours through April 11.
Don't expect to find a Peace Treaty
Egg. Dickey says she doesn't ap-
proach world leaders as a rule. "That
would be inappropriate. They don't
know the tradition."
Dickey says she received calls
from frenzied parents last year askin
her to identify illegible signatures 9
their kids' finds.
Fortunately, celebrity eggs are
numbered and there is a master list.



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United Nations Security Council,"
Christopher said.
"We are going to be urging a reso-
lution there. One thing I would stress
is that we're consulting very closely
with all the parties, including the
Chinese, about the best way to en-
courage the North Koreans to take the
steps that the international commu-
nity wants them to take."
Han lined up his government with
the United States in trying to pry open
suspect North Korean nuclear sites.
He said there were "some differences
in emphasis" with China.
Reporting to Christopher on talks
in Japan and China, he said, "the
Chinese have been emphasizing the
importance of dialogue." The goal,
he said, should be adoption of an
"effective and realistic" resolution by

the Security Council.
President Clinton was briefed by
his national security assistant, An-
thony Lake, en route to a golf club
outside San Diego.
Lake said U.N. Ambassad
Madeleine Albright was meeting wi
Chinese, British, French and Russian
diplomats in New York "to work
through a resolution can take care of
some of the Chinese concerns and
still come up with a very firm interna-
tional position."
Lake said that could lead to "broad
talks" with North Korea about its fu-
ture and the nuclear issue. "Korea is a
very serious issue but it is very impo*
tant that we not overreact to Norte
Korean rhetoric," he said.
In fact, he said, North Korean state-
ments have been less bellicose re-
cently. "We simply have to be very
firm and very steady and not overre.
act," Lake said. "That's the course
we're on.

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tion is now more clearly stated in our
law than ever," Prosecutor John
O'Hair said yesterday.
Michigan briefly tested an 18-
year-old drinking age in the 1970s.
The age to buy or drink alcohol has
been 21 since 1978.
Despite that, drinking remains
widespread among teenagers and
young adults. And drinking-related
accidents remain common.
Of the 625 people who died in
alcohol-related crashes in Michigan
in 1991, state police say 79 were be-
tween the ages of 15 and 19.
As part of a broad crackdown on
underage drinking, the state Legisla-

ture stiffened the penalties for youn
drinkers and those who help them.
O'Hair said his office and Wayne
County police agencies plan to make
sure the laws are strictly enforced this
graduation season.
Adults who aid underage drinking
also may face prosecution under
Michigan's existing laws on contrib-
uting to the delinquency of minors.
"The goals of our legislators is a
noble one: to stop the perennial spring
time story of bright and hopeful young
graduates who die in car crashes,"
O'Hair said. "I fully expect local po-
lice agencies in Wayne county to be
very vigilant this prom and gradua-
tion season to be sure that the laws .
on underage drinking are strictly en-

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