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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 23, 1997 - 5A

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michigan
Rep. John Dingell, the longest continu-
ously serving member of the U.S.
House, testified yesterday at a congres-
sional hearing that he is for term limits
-sort of.
Dingell is proposing a 12-year ser-
vice limit on House and Senate mem-
bers effective immediately. If his pro-
posal became law, he would be thrown
out of office along with House Speaker
*tGingrich, Minority Leader
chard Gephardt and about a third of
the Michigan congressional delegation.
Dingell's resolution, which he rein-
troduced this year with Rep. Joe Barton
(R-Texas) was greeted with skepticism
by Republicans favoring term limits.
"1 don't consider it legitimate term
limits" Tillie Fowler (R-Fla.) told the
House Subcommittee on the
Constitution. "They (Dingell and
rton) are fully aware retroactive leg-
Ts ation will never make it"'
Dingell's true preference is clear. The
Dearborn Democrat says he has always
supported the term limits provided in
the Constitution - known as elections.
Dingell is the dean of the House,
having served more than 40 years. "I
take no shame in that;' he said at the
hearing, because at the end of every
two years "I have to go and answer to
y people."
'He says he offers his term limit pro-
posal as "a chance for the proponents
of term limits to display their sinceri-
ty."4 4
"If they really believe in it, why
should it take 19 years to take effect,"
he asked after the hearing.
How does he get 19? A constitution-
al amendment to limit a representative
to six two-year terms, for example,
ight take as many as seven years to be
i tified by three-fourths of state legis-
latures. And once it became law, repre-
sentatives would have another 12 years
in office, Dingell said.
In 1995, the Supreme Court ruled
that state-imposed limits on federal
elected officials was unconstitutional.
That leaves amending the Constitution
as the only way to impose term limits
on members of Congress.
Dingell described term limits as
*nischievous" and "a fine example of
tinkering with the Constitution that
benefits no one."

Engler names new
welfare director

LANSING (AP) - The new direc-
tor of the Michigan Family
Independence Agency is in firm agree-
ment with Gov. John Engler that wel-
fare recipients should have to work for
their benefits.
"Without being hardhearted, I'm
also not a fool,' Marva Livingston
Hammons said yesterday as Engler
named her to her new position. "I
absolutely believe benefits should be
cut off for people who refuse to
The governor said Hammons comes
highly recommended from those who
knew her in her last job as New York
City's welfare chief. Among her sup-

porters was former Michigan
Management and Budget Director
Patricia Woodworth, now budget diree-
tor for the state of New York.
"Marva did an outstanding job
returning welfare recipients to work in
New York City, which helped the state
return 250,000 recipients to working
the last two years;' Woodworth said.
Engler said Hammons' background as
a child protection caseworker and wel.
fare administrator in New York City and
Denver, along with their similar philo-
sophical outlooks, won her the job.
"She has big-time experience. She's a
prime-time player," Engler said during
a news conference.

Oakland County Sheriff Lt. Donald McLellan (left) and Sgt. Steven Parker look over the scene yesterday of a Cessna 210 that
crashed In Highland Township, Mich. Two executives of a Wisconsin papermaker were killed in the Tuesday night crash.
Plae rah kills 2; cau.se
steil ne ive
St1un er investigation

(AP) - Investigators were on the scene
yesterday trying to determine what
caused a small plane crash that killed
two executives of a Wisconsin paper
Killed Tuesday evening were
Donald Riviere, vice president of
strategic development; and John
Snyder, group president of material
handling for Menasha Corp., compa-
ny vice president James Jarosiek
Jarosiek said they had been visiting
the company's Wolpak Inc. subsidiary
purchased a year ago in the Detroit sub-
urb of Madison Heights.
Their six-seat plane crashed just
after takeoff from Oakland County-
Troy Airport. Witnesses reported hear-
ing signs of engine trouble, and sher-
iff's deputies said the plane appeared
to clip the tops of trees before going
down in a marshy area deep under
snow 40 miles northwest of Detroit in
Oakland County.
The men's bodies were found yes-
terday morning in the widely scat-
tered wreckage, Oakland County
Sheriff's Sgt. James Sutton said. The
discovery came about 12 hours after
the plane dropped from sight on radar

at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, he
said. The weather was clear at the
"People heard the plane going over-
head, low, sputtering;" sheriff's Sgt.
Ken McLellan said.
Ryan Sullivan, of White Lake
Township, said he was walking to his
mailbox about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday when
he heard a plane apparently having
engine trouble.
"It then restarted and then got real,
real loud," Sullivan told The Oakland
Press. "I could see the navigation lights,
and I could see that they were very low."
More than 60 sheriff's deputies,

volunteer firefighters and others -
some on snowmobiles, others on all-
terrain vehicles - searched into the
night but were hampered by the dark,
deep snow, marshes and freezing
An emergency locator beacon,
designed to activate on all planes in
emergencies, gave no signal, Oakland
Troy airport manager Anne Esposito
Menasha Corp., based in Neenah,
Wis., employs 2,220 in Wisconsin. It
makes corrugated containers, displays
and specialty products made of lami-
nated paperboard.

LS&A Scholarship applications for Spring-Summer 1997
and Fall-Winter 1997-1998 are now available
In 1402 Mason Hall
To qualify for scholarship consideration, a student must be an
LS&A undergraduate and have completed one full term in
LS&A. Sophomores must have a U of M grade point of 3.7 or
better and Juniors and Seniors must have GPA of at least 3.6.
The awards are based on financial need and academic merit.

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