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12 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 22, 1995

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Clinton to
rename
'V-J Day'
WASHINGTON (AP) - The al-
lied victory over Japan, traditionally
known as "V-J Day," has been
redubbed the "End of the Pacific War"
by the Clinton administration for ob-
servances this summer. Critics sug-
gest the government is bowing -
even kowtowing - to Japan.
There are also reports that a
planned Pearl Harbor ceremony mark-
ing the Japanese surrender was scaled
back to avoid embarrassing Prime
Minister Tomiichi Murayama, who
will be there along with President
Clinton.
Political fallout has accompanied
Clinton's plans for end-of-war cer-
emonies in Europe, too.
His decision to celebrate the anni-
versary - it's still "V-E Day" - in
the United States on May 8 and then
again in Moscow on May 9 drew
suggestions that he was slighting other
U.S. allies, namely Britain and France,
who had invited him to celebrations
in their capitals.
But the heat is rising even faster
over the approach to the Pacific ob-
servances.
First came published reports that
the administration, at Japan's behest,
was reducing plans for a gathering of
Pacific heads of state at Pearl Harbor
on Sept. 2, the 50th anniversary of
Japan's formal surrender.
"You're completely accurate.
There have been reports to that ef-
fect," was all White House spokes-
man Mike McCurry would say on the
subject.
A ceremony is still planned for Ho-
nolflu, and Clinton is expected to at-
tend along with Murayama. But leaders
of other nations have not been invited.
U.S. officials deny they have been
specifically directed not to use the
term "V-J Day." The phrase does not
appear in material being put out on
end-of-war observances.
At the core of the dispute is Japa-
nese sensitivity on the subject, and
the fact that Murayama is on thin
political ice himself.
When he became prime minister
last summer, he vowed that the Japa-
nese parliament would pass a formal
resolution of apology to Asian na-
tions it attacked during the war.

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Broker enters
guilty plea in
Whtewater case

Turkish troops march into Iraq
Members of the Turkish Army penetrate 25 miles into Iraqi territory yesterday on a mission to destroy the
Kurdistan Workers Party training camps,
102 House Republicans seek to

* Reduced sentence
offered for agreeing
to cooperate
Los Angeles Times
L=ITLE ROCK, Ark. - Chris V.
Wade, a real estate broker closely
involved in President Clinton's Ozark
Mountains land deal, yesterday agreed
to cooperate with the government's
Whitewater investigation in exchange
for a reduced sentence in a related
case against him.
Wade was promised a maximum
sentence of 16 months in jail by Inde-
pendent Counsel Kenneth Starr in ex-
change for his cooperation and a plea
of guilty to two felonies.
Dressed in an open-necked sport
shirt and carrying a baseball cap, Wade
admitted in open court to bankruptcy
fraud and to making a false applica-
tion for a bank loan he used to build a
house in the ill-fated Whitewater re-
sort community jointly developed by
Clinton, savings and loan owner James
McDougal and their wives.
As real estate agent for
Whitewater, Wade, who lives in the
Ozark village of Flippin, was privy to
many of the financial transactions in-
volving the Clintons that are under
investigation by Starr. He acted as

sales agent for lots at Whitewater,
collected monthly payments and
helped to arrange financing for the
project.
In the past, Wade has contradicted
the Clintons' contention that they lost
money on Whitewater Estates. Starr
is investigating allegations that
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a conduit
through whicl4
f McDougal trans-
ferred federally
insured money
from his Madi-
son Guaranty
Savings & Loan
into the Clintons'
Wade pockets.
Both the
Clintons and the McDougals hav*
denied these allegations.
Yesterday, David Kendall, a
Washington lawyer who represents
the Clintons in the Whitewater mat-
ter, issued a statement noting that the
Clintons were not involved in the
crimes that Wade acknowledged in
the plea agreement. "The charge in-
stead arises out of Mr. Wade's private
business affairs, including his own
personal bankruptcy proceedings,*
Kendall said.

scale back
WASHINGTON (AP) - Break-
ing ranks on a key item in the "Con-
tract With America," nearly half the
Republicans in the House called yes-
terday for scaling back tax breaks
intended for wealthier families. "I
don't think that's out of the ques-
tion," conceded Speaker Newt
Gingrich (R-Ga.).
The White House and congres-
sional Democrats instantly renewed
their attacks on Republicans as bene-
factors of the rich. "I can certainly
understand their unease with ... re-
gressive, trickle-down tax policy,"
taunted House Democratic leader
Dick Gephardt of Missouri, who noted
that Republicans also favor cuts in
school lunch and other nutrition pro-
grams.
With the GOP tax-cut measure
expected on the House floor next
week, 102 Republican lawmakers cast
their request to limit a $500-per-child
tax credit as an effort to plow more
money into deficit reduction. Even
so, their proposal reflected a broader
debate among majority Republicans

proposed
in Congress-andWhite House hope-
fuls - of the prominence that tax cuts
should receive in the coming months.
As approved last week in the House
Ways and Means Committee, the GOP
tax bill would permit families earning
up to $200,000 a year the full, $500-
per-child tax credit promised in the
"Contract With America." A letter
from 102 of the 230 House Republi-
cans calls for a vote on lowering the
cap to $95,000.
"Passage of this amendment would
still cover 85 percent of the families
in America," the group wrote. How-
ever, they wrote that it would also
mean "an additional $12 billion to
$14 billion in savings for deficit re-
duction."
The Republicans intend to bring the
tax-cut measure to the floor at the same
time as spending cuts to pay for it.
Republican leaders have made
numerous compromises in the past 75
days as they maneuvered their ambi-
tious agenda toward passage. House
approval of the balanced-budget
amendment came only after the lead-

tax cuts
ership bowed to GOP moderates and
dropped a provision requiring a two-
thirds vote to raise taxes.
Even so, the letter stands out as the
most striking example of lawmakers
using public pressure to force a key
change in the "Contract With
America."
The letter was sent to Rep. Gerald
Solomon (R-N.Y.), chairman of the
Rules Committee that will set the
rules for debate on the measure. Its
leading sponsors were Rep. Greg
Ganske, a first-termer from Iowa, and
Rep. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman
of the House Agriculture Committee,
neither of whom was available to com-
ment.
Both men met Monday night with
Gingrich and Majority Leader Dick
Armey of Texas, and subsequently
scrapped plans for a morning news
conference. Instead, they issued a
written statement.
Several sources, speaking on con-
dition of anonymity, said Gingrich
had privately waved off earlier re-
quests to scale back the tax break.

Time to end global warming?

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly
three years have passed since the
world pledged to combat global
warming. Next week, the pledge
comes due.
Now it's time for the real work
foreshadowed by the 1992 U.N. Earth
Summit in Rio de Janeiro. More than
100 nations will sit down in Berlin to
devise treaty regulations that could
cost them billions.
The Framework Convention on
Climate Change, signed in June 1992
amid the pomp of the Earth Summit,
is one of the most far-reaching envi-
ronmental accords ever negotiated. It
could force drastic reductions in fos-
sil fuel use if tough regulations are

adopted in Berlin.
Or the treaty could become, in the
words of one environmental group,
little more than "an international joke."
Critics of the treaty say sharp cuts
fossil fuel burning would cripple eco-
nomic growth. Environmentalists say
a failure to act would lead to drastic
climate disruptions with devastating
economic consequences.
With stakes so high, hundreds of
industry lobbyists and environmen-
talists will descend on Berlin for the
11 -day meeting that begins Tuesday.
At the urging of the former Bush
administration, the treaty was writtei
without deadlines or targets for green-
house gas reduction.

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