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2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 11, 1997
GOP:Gore should have reguae fns

Challenging the legality of Vice
President Al Gore's fundraising calls,
Senate Republicans disclosed memos
yesterday that they said indicated he
should have known some money he
solicited was covered by a law barring
sueh calls on federal property.
Democrats and the White House
argued that the memos were not specif-
ie enough to raise warnings for the vice
president, who faces the possibility of a
special prosecutor being appointed to
investigate his calls.
The documents showed that Harold
Ickes, then White House deputy chief
of staff, advised both Gore and
President Clinton that the Democratic

Party media fund - for which Gore
solicited money - was using "hard
money" donations.
A February 1996 memo indicated
that the party was allocating the first
$20,000 of large donations to "hard
money" accounts.
The term refers to donations used
directly to support federal candidates.
Such contributions are covered under a
law that outlaws fund-raising solicita-
tions on federal property.
Gore has steadfastly maintained the
calls from his White House office were
The White House says the vice pres-
ident believed he was asking for "soft
money" - donations exempt from fed-

eral limits and not used to support can-
didates - when he made the solicita-
tions in late 1995 and early 1996 for the
media fund.
But Republicans at Senate hearings
into fund-raising abuses repeatedly
challenged Gore's explanation.
Sen. Arlen Specter, (R-Pa.), said
the memos raised the possibility that
Gore "knew that a solicitation for
$20,000 would be a solicitation for
hard money in violation of the federal
With Gore's future as a presidential
candidate at stake, Democratic National
Committee chair Steve Grossman
angrily accused the panel's Republicans
of trying to "undermine, paralyze and





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potentially destroy the Democratic
Despite the "steady diet of partisan
warfare," Grossman said "the vice pres-
ident is in perfectly fine shape."
Speaking to reporters outside the hear-
ing room, Grossman got into a debate
with Specter in front of TV cameras.
Specter said the panel was merely try-
ing to get at the facts.
The White House and Democratic
Party general counsel Joseph Sandler,
who was shown the memos at yester-
day's hearing, insisted Gore had no
way of knowing that $120,000 of the
money he solicited would eventually
end up in the party's hard money cof-
Continued from Page IA
The two also differed over the cur-
rent value of the Oslo peace agree-
ments, which provided for specific
steps by both sides leading over time
to increased cooperation and eco-
nomic ties.
Netanyahu has effectively repudi-
ated the Oslo accords by holding up
tax revenue transfers to the
Palestinian Authority, which adminis-
ters the Palestinians' self-governed
areas, and by announcing after a
Sept. 4 suicide bombing in Jerusalem
that Israel would suspend further
troop withdrawals from the West
Albright restated the U.S. position,
which is that accelerated "permanent
status" talks on major issues such as
the fate of Jerusalem should proceed
in tandem with, not as a substitute
for, full implementation of the Oslo
Albright obtained no specific com-
mitments of any kind from
Netanyahu that she could offer Arafat
when they meet in the West Bank city
of Ramallah today, officials said.
U.S. officials said that Albright is
in a delicate position here because
she is arguing two seemingly contra-
dictory propositions.
One states that Arafat will be
unwilling or unable to sustain a con-
certed fight against terrorism unless
Netanyahu gives him some of the
political and economic sweeteners
called for in the peace agreement.
The other states that Arafat and his
Palestinian Authority have an obliga-
tion to wage an all-out campaign
against terrorism and Israel doesn't
owe them any inducements to under-
take it.'
Netanyahu yesterday derided
reports of large-scale arrests by
Palestinian law enforcement offi-
cials, saying that "unfortunately
much of this is intended for show."
He said Israel wants an all-out effort
"to catch not the sardines, but the
sharks - the sharks who organize" by
breaking up groups of potential ter-
rorists and arresting their leaders.
A U.S. official said Albright shares
the Israeli view that Arafat has not
done enough to crush terrorism.
Asked the definition of enough, he
replied, "We'll know it when we see
it," adding that it would include steps
taken voluntarily instead of under
pressure and the volunteering of
information "before we already have
This evening, Albright made her
first visit to Yad Vashem, the
Holocaust memorial and museum
For Albright, who discovered only
this year that her grandparents were
Jews who perished at the hands of the
Nazis, the ceremony in which she

rekindled Yad Vashem's eternal flame
was not only a statement of respect
for Israel but part of her personal
quest to learn more about the fate of
her relatives.
Last week she went to the Czech
Republic, where she was born, and
visited Terezin concentration camp,
where her grandparents died.
"I am filled with emotion," she
said of her visit yesterday. "The his-
tory remembered here is at odds with
all that we would like to believe about
ourselves and about our world. ... We
must never allow ourselves to be at
peace with the Holocaust or to
believe that we have somehow mas-
tered its lessons," she said, her voice
Early yesterday, Albright went to
Hadassah University hospital at
Mount Scopus to visit people injured
in the Sept. 4 bombing, which killed
eight people, including the three
"When you actually see the people
and see the individual injuries it
brings it home," she said.
One was Daniel Miller, 19, of
Miami, who was injured on his first
day in Israel as a student. His mother,
Grizzi, urged Albright to bear the

Tobacco companies
don't get tax break
WASHINGTON --The Senate dealt
a fresh blow to tobacco companies yes-
terday, voting to block them from
reducing their payments under the pro-
posed national settlement by the $50
billion an increase in cigarette taxes is
expected to raise.
A provision slipped quietly into the
tax-cut bill that was enacted last month
with great fanfare would have let the
industry subtract the cost of the tax
increase from a pending $368.5 billion
national settlement.
But criticism of the provision began
to mount after details became public of
how the industry got the provision into
the bill - without debate or a known
sponsor - and climaxed with an over-
whelming 95-3 vote to revoke it.
"It sent a clear message to the tobac-
co industry: ... Don't try this kind of
back-room deception in the future,"
said Sen. Richard Durbin, (D-Ill.), who
sponsored the amendment to repeal the
"$50 billion windfall."

A spokesperson for tobacco compa-
nies said the industry had no com-
Durbin, who failed to strip the provi-
sion from the tax bill before the Senate
passed it because of Congress' desire*
recess for August, argued that taxpa-
ers shouldn't have to underwrite the
cost of the settlement.
40 years after death,
Ness' ashes dispersed
CLEVELAND - With bagpipes
playing in the background, the remains
of former G-man Eliot Ness were driven
yesterday in a black 1938 Buick to th
final resting place - a quiet cemetery
Ness' ashes, kept by his son and his
son's widow for 40 years, were laid to
rest with full police honors.
The famous FBI agent who rained
Chicago speakeasies and smashed-Al
Capone's liquor operations during
Prohibition died broke in 1957, having
spent some of his later years worki.
for the Cleveland Police DepartmentU

Clinton wants trade-negotiation power
WASHINGTON - Facing skepticism among Democrats,
President Clinton asked Congress yesterday for expanded
trade-negotiation authority that he said was "absolutely critical
for our world leadership." Key Republicans reserved judgment
until seeing details.
"The global economy is on a very fast track to the 21st cen-
tury. The question is whether we are going to lead the way or
follow," the president said in White House remarks as he
embarked on a campaign akin to the 1993 struggle over 3
In general, Clinton is seeking restoration of authority that he Clinton
and other presidents have had over nearly a quarter-century to
negotiate international trade pacts subject to a speedy yes-or-no vote in Congress
without amendments - a process known as "fast-track"
Many Democrats, including Rep. Richard Gephardt, (D-Missouri), the party's
leader in the House, are poised to oppose the legislation unless it contains work
and environmental protections designed to prevent high-paying American j
from disappearing beyond America's borders to nations where workers are paid lit-
tle and environmental protections are lax.

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Report faults Kenya
on human rights
NAIROBI, Kenya - The human
rights situation in Kenya is growing
steadily worse, officials of Amnesty
International said yesterday as they
launched a new worldwide campaign to
force change in this East African state.
The Kenyan government regularly
violates the civil liberties of ordinary
citizens by thwarting protest rallies,
arbitrarily arresting people and treating
prisoners inhumanely, the London-
based human rights group said, warn-
ing that Kenya could lose its position as
a stable environment for investment
and development in the region.
The organization called on the inter-
national donor community to hold the
government of Kenyan President
Daniel arap Moi responsible for its
Amnesty said it will mobilize million-
strong membership in a publicity cam-
paign that will attempt to force an end to
restrictions on fundamental freedoms in
Kenya, and pressure the government to

honor human-rights commitments it has
made butsofar fiedto respect
The campaign comes at a time when
the country is already besieged by
host of political and economic prep
Rumors run rampant
about National Party
BEIJING - In the days leading to
this week's important national meeting
of the world's largest and most powe-1
Communist Party, rumors and politi
intrigue were so rampant here that edi-
tors of the People's Daily newspaper felt
compelled to scold the Chinese for spec-
ulating about personnel changes in their
country's leadership.
As usual in prelude to the once-every-
five-years national party meeting, most
public speculation centers on subtle and
not-so-subtle reshuffling in the Politburo
and key government posts.
One duty of the congress is to endor
candidates for key government po
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