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2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 6, 1995

PROTEST
Continued from page 1
for 40 years, the Democrats were giv-
ing out shirts that our government
could not afford," he said.
The half-naked protesters at-
tracted the attention of many passers-
by. SNRE sophomore Jamie Kry-
scynski said he thought it was "im-
portant" to protest the proposed cuts
in aid. "I think the Republicans have
gone a little to far on this one," he
said.
Another spectator, LSA sopho-

more Jessica Curtin, said that "stu-
dents need to come out and protest."
"We need to start building a new
student movement on campus," she
said, "a movement that can cut against
student loans," and other types of
programs.
Overall, the protest raised
awareness, said College Demo-
crats' Communications Director
Probir Mehta.
"It's a symbolic protest," he said,
but "I think a lot of students came out
(and) it will open their eyes."

FUNDS
Continued from page 1
In the Senate, state Sen. John
Schwarz (R-Battle Creek), who chairs
the higher education appropriations
subcommittee, has said publicly that
he opposes the denying the Univer-
sity its expected increase.
Harrison said the University will
continue lobbying for the increase.
"We're going to work very closely
with Sen. Schwarz to get a fairer bill
in the Senate," he said.
The House also voted to continue
funding the Indian Tuition Waiver
Program, which Engler had proposed

to eliminate. The program allows stu-
dents who have at least one-quarter
Native American blood and who are
registered with a tribal association to
attend any of the state's 15 public
universities without paying tuition,
provided they meet academic require-
ments.
Last year, 72 University students
received the waiver. Statewide 2,750
students were granted the waiver,
costing the state about $3 million.
Harrison said he was pleased the
program will continue. "It was the
right decision," he said.
Engler's press secretary could not
be reached for comment yesterday.

& NATIONAL REPORT
Congress backs peacekeeping bill

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WASHINGTON - House and Senate conferees yesterday approved a $3
billion Pentagon spending bill long sought by President Clinton to pay fq)
peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Haiti and elsewhere. But the
conferees cut deeply into a key administration technology program so as not
to worsen the deficit.
The administration has been lobbying hard in Congress to free the money0
so accounts drained by U.S. missions in Haiti, the Caribbean, Bosnia, Somalia,
and South Korea could be replenished without taking money from accounts
that buttress military readiness.
But the GOP-controlled Congress, responding to the new deficit-cutting
mood, made the administration pay a price by requiring for the first time that
an "emergency" defense appropriation be paid for by offsetting cuts, mainly
within the Defense Department itself.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore:)
said this strategy was "intended to send a salvo across the bow of this
administration," with the message that Congress looks askance at paying for
unpopular foreign operations after the fact.

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Dollar falls despite
banks' intervention
NEW YORK - A coordinated
intervention by the Federal Reserve
and other key central banks surprised
currency traders and sent the dollar
surging yesterday, but it plummeted
immediately when the dollar-buying
spree was over.
Traders attributed the decline to
basic underlying reasons that have
pressured the dollar down: the large
U.S. trade deficit and diminishing
expectations that the Fed would raise
interest rates. HigherU.S. rates would
make dollar-denominated holdings
more attractive.
"Intervention just doesn't work,"
said Tom Hutchinson, director of capi-
tal market research at MMS Interna-
tional in New York. "Only a change
in the U.S. fiscal situation will help
the dollar."
In late New York trading, the dol-
lar was quoted at 86.04 yen, down
from 86.21 late yesterday.
The dollar also was changing
hands in New York at 1.3725 marks,
SAR OlUND THE W
British upset about
pending execution
LONDON -While Prime Minis-
ter John Major was visiting President
Clinton this week, British television
beamed back stark pictures of an elec-
tric chair in Georgia.
The furor focuses on today's
scheduled execution of British-born
Nicholas Ingram, who, in 1983 and
19 at the time, invaded the home of a
Cobb County, Ga., couple in 1983,
tied them to a tree and shot them,
killing J.C. Sawyer and wounding his
wife.
The pending execution, combined
with the coincidence of Major's trip,
has revived a movement here against
capital punishment in the United
States. The publicity began a few
weeks ago, when several major news-
papers wrote lengthy stories about
Ingram and his case.
It heated up as Major prepared for
departure amid pleas for his interven-
tion on Ingram's behalf. It reached a
peak last Wednesday, when Major
released a handwritten response to a
letter he received March 28 from
Ingram's mother, who is in the United
States fighting for her son's life.
"I found your letter very moving
and I can imagine the profound dis-

down from 1.3785.
Traders said that decline followed
remarks by German Finance Minister
Theo Waigel that indicated there
would be no concerted effort to help
the U.S. currency.
Asian passengers
kidnapped at JFK
NEW YORK - Asian passen-
gers are being kidnapped from John
F. Kennedy Airport as they disem-
bark flights from Los Angeles, and
police and federal agents are investi-
gating whether the abductions are
linked to immigrant smuggling.
There have been two such kidnap-
ping attempts at JFK in the past week,
law enforcement officials confirmed
yesterday. Port Authority police say a
witness reported a nearly identical
abduction Feb. 24.
Six people have been abducted
and three were victims of attempted
kidnappings in the three incident
sources said.
Ten people have been arrested s
far in connection with the case.
tress you must be feeling," Major's
letter said. "But I have concluded,
with deepest regret, that there are no
proper grounds for the British Gov-
ernment to intervene with the State of
Georgia. I am so sorry that this decj-
sion will be upsetting for you."
Uzbekistan dissidents
sentenced to prison
MOSCOW - Six dissidents ,in
the former Soviet republic of
Uzbekistan have been sentenced -to
prison in a renewed political cracr-
down by President Islam A. Karimoy
following areferendum that prolongei*4
his dictatorial rule.
The Supreme Court convicted
them on charges of sending Uzbek
youths to Turkey for military training
to overthrow Karimov. The prison
terms, meted out with the verdict last
week and reported yesterday, range
from five to 12 years.
Uzbek and international humah
rights monitors condemned the five-
month trial as part of a long-standing
pattern of Soviet-style repression-in
the Central Asian republic. They said
the government made up for a weak
case by beating the defendants into
confessions and depriving them of
counsel until after the trial had started.
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