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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 26, 1997

NATION/WoRLD

Amendmen
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)
announced yesterday she will support the balanced-
budget amendment to the Constitution despite numer-
ous reservations, leaving the fate of the measure up to
another first-term Democratic, Sen. Robert Torricelli
of New Jersey.
Although Landrieu complained that the constitution-
al amendment was flawed and might jeopardize the
Social Security system, she said she felt compelled to
vote for the amendment to make good on a campaign
pledge.
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"I think there are several shortcomings to the
(Republican) version, but based on many statements
made during the campaign on this issue, I believe that
this is the right thing to do at this time," she told
reporters.
The White House and Senate Democratic leaders
want to torpedo the amendment, as they have in the
past. They warn that if enacted it would force cutbacks
in Social Security benefits and encourage Congress to
dip into the trust fund to achieve its balanced-budget
goals.
"The question is whether we will allow the Social
Security trust fund to be raided on a yearly basis until

it finally runs out," Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said yes-
terday.
But GOP leaders assert that the future of Social
Security may hinge on the ratification of a balanced-
budget amendment that would force the government
onto sounder fiscal footing.
Late yesterday, the Senate voted 55-44 to reject
an amendment offered by Reid that would place the
Social Security "off budget" and bar Congress from
using trust fund surpluses to offset the deficit.
Even with Landrieu on board, Republican and
Democratic backers were still one vote short of the two-
thirds majority needed for passage of the amendment.

CIA knew of Iraqi chemical weapons
WASHINGTON -The Pentagon disclosed yesterday that the CIA had warner
the Army of the possible presence of chemical weapons at an ammunition depot ii
southern Iraq in 1991 days before U.S. troops blew up the arsenal and were possi
bly exposed to poison gas.
The Army's 18th Airborne Corps received the information from the CI
Feb. 26 as U.S. troops were headed to the area to seize it from Iraqi for s
The corps passed the news to two of its three divisions, but not to the one tha
demolished the bunkers at Khamisiyah on March 4 and 10.
The revelation that the CIA warned them that there might be chemica
weapons at Khamisiyah contradicts the steadfast position of the Defens<
Department and CIA since questions were first raised by veterans groups ii
1993 about possible poison gas exposure during the Persian Gulf War. Unti
now, the Pentagon and CIA said they learned of the presence of chemica
arms there first in an inconclusive report from U.N. inspectors in Novembe
1991 and then conclusively after a United Nations inspection of the site las
year.
Bernard Rostker, head of the Pentagon's investigation of its own handling O4
matter, had no explanation for why it was only now that the CIA information, con
tained in a Pentagon report released yesterday, was being made public.

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Clinton
involved in
questioned
fundraising
WASHINGTON - President
Clinton and top aides were intimately
involved in orchestrating a broad
campaign fund-raising operation dur-
ing his first term and explicitly
authorized the use of the White
House as a tool to woo or reward big
donors, according to internal docu-
ments released yesterday.
Although the president has por-
trayed himself as removed from the
money-collecting tactics that have
spurred congressional and criminal
investigations, the records show he
took a hands-on role in directing the
effort down to small details.
Among other things, Clinton person-
ally authorized a variety of perks for
top party contributors, including golf
gamesand morning jogs with him and
overnight stays in the Lincoln
Bedroom, the documents show.
Memos written by close advisers
confirm that small White House
gatherings with the president were
intended to stroke wealthy backers.
The documents include references
to "Coffee w/Top 20 Fundraisers,"
"donor events ... in the White House
East Wing" and "servicing dinners
(White House)" for those who
chipped in at least $100,000.
Clinton was so personally involved
in the quest that he sought the names
of other large donors to be feted at
the White House and wrote out in
longhand a draft direct-mail solicita-
tion in which he pleaded with sup-
porters to "please send us a check
now - anything you can afford.
And share this report with your
friends and neighbors. Copy it. Fax
it."
During a brief exchange with
reporters yesterday, Clinton denied
trading White House sleep-overs for
large checks, saying his motive in
inviting contributors to stay at the
executive mansion was to soothe the
bruised feelings of supporters who
considered themselves shut out since
his election in 1992.
DWARMS
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lowships for professors in humanities.
The ACLS consists of 58 national
learned societies in the humanities and
arts and is headquartered in New York.
D'Arms has been a spokesperson for
the humanities at a national level as a
trustee of the National Humanities
Center. In 1994, President Clinton
appointed him to the National Council
for Humanities. He has been with the
University since 1965 and served as
chair of the department of classical
studies for nine years before being
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International family
finds approved
WASHINGTON - The Senate yes-
terday gave final approval to President
Clinton's request for prompt and unre-
stricted release of funds for internation-
al family planning programs, handing
abortion rights forces a rare victory in
both houses of the Republican-con-
trolled Congress.
The 53-46 vote paves the way for
Clinton to spend $385 million in previ-
ously appropriated family planning aid
on March 1, four months earlier than
Congress set last year in a compromise
aimed at avoiding stalemate over gov-
ernment funding for this year.
"This is a victory for women, chil-
dren and families all over the world,
one which would not have been accom-
plished without bipartisan support,"
White House press secretary Mike
McCurry said after the vote, which
marked Clinton's first legislative victo-
ry in the 105th Congress.
The House approved the early
release by a vote of 220 to 209 earlier

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Tiananmen square
visitors mourn Deng
BEIJING - There was some irony
in the scene in Tiananmen Square yes-
terday morning during the memorial
service for the late Chinese leader
Deng Xiaoping.
On one side of the square inside the
cavernous Great Hall of the People,
President Jiang Zemin gave a eulogy
before 10,000 specially invited cadres
to mark Deng's passing into history. On
the other side of the square, thousands
of ordinary people not invited to the
memorial ceremonies were kept at bay
by police in front of the Museum of the
History of the Revolution.
"The Chinese people love comrade
Deng Xiaoping," Jiang sobbed.
"Deng Xiaoping will be in our hearts
forever,' shouted a man in front of the
museum. "The future of China is like
the sun: It will always be there; it will
always be strong."
Then at 11 a.m., the memorial ser-
vice ended and China's six-day mourn-
ing period for the man who ruled China

for a generation was over. The carsanc
vans that had parked in the square am
ferried leaders to the Great Hall tel
with their charges. And p
reopened Tiananmen Square, all I
thousands of spectators to flow into'th
giant plaza that lies at the physical
spiritual and political heart of the capi
tal.
West Bank village
erupts M protest
HIZMA, West Bank
Undercover Israeli soldiers crep
into this West Bank village afte
dark yesterday evening and stumble(
into a confrontation, killing a 56
year-old man and wounding thre
others.
The killing came amid .a
upswelling' of tension. betwer
Israelis and Palestinians over Israel
plans to begin construction of a nev
neighborhood of 6,500 Jewish ap rt
ments in East Jerusalem.
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this month. But, by a larger margin, i
also approved separate legislationt
link release of the money to a restora
tion of restrictions on U.S, aid to orga
nizations that perform or promote atior
tions, which were imposed by Presi
Ronald Reagan and lifted by ClintW
Doctor manipulates
patients' drugs
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Afte
patients complained of excruciating
pain on the operating table, a hospi
tal suspected there was a problen
with the anesthesia and sent tw<
intravenous drug bags to the la*
tory for analysis.
The mixtures, prepared by bi
Frank Ruhl Peterson, were found t<
contain only trace amounts Vo
painkillers.
The anesthesiologist, it turned out
was shortchanging the patients an(
diluting the medication to feed his i
drug habit.
Yesterday, Peterson, 45, was Vn
tenced to 10 to 23 months in priso@

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