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Clinton uses special veto
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a blow
to both Democrats and Republicans,
President Clinton used his line-item
veto yesterday to kill 38 military con-
struction projects that Congress had
added to a huge spending bill at a cost
of $287 million.
California-which Clinton carried in
the last presidential election - lost four
projects worth $28 million. Texas --
which voted for Republican Bob Dole
-lost three valued at $22.5 million.
Covering 24 states, Clinton's hit list
eliminated projects such as $20 million
for a wharf at Virginia's Norfolk Naval
Shipyard, $17.9 million for dredging
and pier improvements at the Mayport
Naval Station in Florida, $16 million
for new rail track at Fort Carson, Colo.,
and $14 million for a flight simulation
training facility at Kirtland Air Force
"These are tough calls involving real
money and hard choices, the president
said at an Oval Office ceremony
announcing his decision.
In a politically sensitive gesture to
lawmakers whose votes he well might
need, Clinton avoided labeling any of
the projects as "pork barrel" programs
or wasteful spending. Instead, he said it
was simply a case of "fiscal discipline"
Many of the projects have merit,
Clinton said, but "this is simply the
wrong time." His gentle words
appeared aimed at easing the pain
among lawmakers whose votes he
wants in uphill battles on free trade and
other tough issues.
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) chair of
the Senate Appropriations Committee,
called Clinton's veto "an arbitrary, politi-
cal decision to make the president look
good." He said he would begin preparing
a bill to override Clinton's veto - though
it might not cover all the 38 projects
Congress has 30 days to try to over-
ride any or all the vetoes.
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) chair-
person of the Senate Appropriations
military construction subcommittee,
said, "I'm disappointed in the bill being
chopped up like this." Taking issue with
the White House, Burns said, "We're
entitled to a priority list, too."
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stunned as he was by the shooting.
"They aren't as surprised as you
would think they would be after a
shooting on campus," Pelk said. "A lot
of them are just using it as an excuse to
get on television."
Papsidero said that although he was
surprised by yesterday's events, he felt
reassured that the incident was not a
random act of violence.
"I'm kind of upset that it's here right
in front of me, but I'm not worried any-
more," Papsidero said.
An official at the Ann Arbor Police
Department last night said the depart-
ment was not officially notified of the
incident, and backup from AAPD was
Brock said EMU has increased secu-
rity measures on campus, and coun-
selors will be available throughout the
day at (313) 487-4400. EMU has set up
an information hotline with official
updates regarding the shooting at (313)
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After the screaming had subsided, a
student read a statement to support
mental illness awareness and under-
"Pain in life is not inevitable. Pain is not
your fault. Pain is not their fault. It is time
to break the silence" the student read.
Laton said this type of expression
of support and understanding can be
beneficial to students, like himself,
who have suffered from mental ill-
"They seem like given statements,
but it gives you hope. If we had- heard
this, it would have helped so much. It
shows you that other people have been
through it," Laton said.
Students gathered to challenge
issues, stigmas and myths surrounding
"I came here today because I believe
in breaking the silence. Mental illness
needs to stop being ignored" said LSA
sophomore Katy Weiks.
The Scream-In did not run according
to schedule yesterday. Original plans
included a banner, an information table
and audio setup.
The schedule also called for stu-
dents to give presentations and
speeches on their own personal expe-
riences, followed by a Q&A period.
Coordinators of the event said they
were unsure why things did not run as
"Our banner didn't get put up, we
didn't get our tables, and the power did-
n't come. We're all really disappoint-
ed," Laton said.
Although the coordinators expressed
disappointment, they were optimistic
about the impact of the event.
"If one person stopped and thought
about it, then we were successful,"
There will be an information table
set up on the Diag on Friday, with
information and statistics about mental
illness and resources for students.
Students interested in receiving more
information can contact Mentality at
Mentality also publishes a compre-
hensive list of mental health resources
available for students and Michigan
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environmental policy. While some said
Clinton's policy is the only viable
option to preserve the environment,
others said the plans would damage the
Martin Zimmerman, Ford Motor
Company's chief economist, said he
was unimpressed by the Clinton
"They said it's important to get start-
ed but to get started in the wrong direc-
tion is counterproductive," he said.
Zimmerman, who used to teach eco-
nomics courses at the University, said
he feared reductions in emissions
would hurt the economy.
Matthew Hare, who serves as direc-
tor of regulatory affairs for Michigan
Manufacturers, said he is lobbying to
stop the White House policy on climate
change because of the potential effects
on the economy.
"I would not like to see them sign a
treaty in December,' Hare said. It's too
much; too soon based on inconclusive
evidence. We're not saying no, we're
just saying no for now.:
Looking ahead to December's inter-
national conference, Russel Harting,
director of the Michigan Department of
Environmental Quality, said there may
be a standoff between Clinton and
"(On climate change policy,) there
are huge differences between Congress
and the president," Harting said.
O AROUND THE NATION
FBI levels spy charges against three
WASHINGTON - Claiming to have cracked a spy ring that went unde
tected for two decades, the FBI leveled espionage charges yesterday against.
a Pentagon analyst, her husband and another man. Investigators said the aria
lyst bragged to an undercover agent how easy it was to steal secrets.
Recruited by East Germany during their student days at the University 6f'
Wisconsin in the early and mid-1970s, the three trained for years in
ways of Soviet spycraft, sought positions in and around government aW
used the access they gained to steal classified documents, the government'
When the Cold War ended, the husband-wife team and the third person, any
expert in Slavic languages, sought new opportunities spying for South Africa,
according to the allegations.
Theresa Marie Squillacote is quoted in the allegations as exclaiming in joy
after making a new contact last year with a man she thought was a Sottth
"All those years and I did it!" she is quoted as saying in an intercepted phone call.
wins Nobel prize
WASHINGTON - Stanley Prusiner, a
maverick American scientist who for two
decades endured derision from his peers as
he tried to prove that bizarre infectious pro-
teins could cause brain diseases like "mad
cow disease" in people and animals, yes-
terday was awarded the ultimate in scientif-
ic vindication: the Nobel Prize in Medicine
Prusiner, a neurologist at the
University of California San Francisco,
was cited by the Swedish Nobel com-
mittee "for his pioneering discovery of
an entirely new genre of disease-caus-
ing agents and the elucidation of the
underlying principles of their mode of
The infectious particles that Prusiner
discovered, which he named prions, are
made of protein and do not contain any
genes or genetic material - a detail that
distinguishes them from all other kinds
of infectious agents such as viruses, bac-
teria, fungi and parasites.
Until Prusiner came along, no one
knew that simple proteins could repro-
duce themselves as though they were
alive. Indeed, the concept was so revo-
lutionary that he was shunned for years
as a man who had overreached the limA
its of scientific sensibility. Many
researchers presumed that the diseases
Prusiner attributed to prions were act'-
ally caused by tiny, slow-growing,
Although some scientists stil'
question the prion hypothesis," a'
growing body of work fr"I
research laboratories aroundW
world has led to a near-consensus
that the feisty Prusiner has been
correct all along.
gets 'C' raking.C
NEW YORK - The health of the
nation's children has gotten worse in
the areas of obesity, physical activ'
and low birth weight, according to
annual report card issued yesterday by
a research organization.
The American Health Foundation gaye
the state of children's health in America a
grade of "C" over last year' "minus-C.
The report card reflects health behav-'
ior and care regarding the nation's chil-
dren, said Dr. Ernst L. Wynder, the orga-
SAROUC THE WORLD
returns to Gaza strip
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The
spiritual leader of Hamas returned
home to a delirious welcome from
10,000 supporters yesterday, part of a
prisoner swap that left Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu struggling to
explain why he struck a deal with the
sponsors of bombings against Israeli
Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the nearly blind
and paraplegic founder of Hamas, was
greeted by ecstatic crowds in a Gaza
City arena that was draped with black,
green and red Palestinian flags and
banners. "Hamas has engraved its
name on the homeland," one banner
Yassin's return means Netanyahu
will now have much less leverage in
demanding that Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat crack down on Hamas,
which opposes peace agreements with
Israel and has carried out more than a
dozen suicide bombings in the Jewish
state since 1994.
The exchange of Yassin for two
Mossad agents captured in a failed
assassination attempt on a Hamas
leader in Amman, Jordan, last month
was worked out in more than a week bf
secret talks between the countries.
put the prime minister in the awkw*
position of having to contradict hi"
tough-on-terrorism credo in order to,
ensure the safety of the two spies.
- Ten Bosnian Croats indicted for
crimes surrendered yesterday to W
International Criminal Tribunal for the
Former Yugoslavia in The Hague after'
receiving assurances they will get
The surrender, in Split on Croatia"
Adriatic coast, resulted from extensive
negotiations between U.S. officials atd^
top Croatian leaders, including
President Franjo Tudjman. It marked
the most significant coup to date for t:
U.N. war crimes tribunal.84
- Compiled from Daily wire reporjse.
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