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2 -- The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 10, 1997 NATEONI VORLD
Reno 'mad' about fundraising tapes

White House delay in
disclosing tapes
frustrates Reno
WASHINGTON (AP) - As
Congress pressed its investigation of
Democrats, Teamsters and foreign
money yesterday, Attorney General
Janet Reno flashed uncharacteristic
frustration at the White House's delayed
disclosure of fund-raising videotapes.
"I was mad," Reno said, describing
C .her reaction Saturday to word about the
tapes' existence. She added that the
episode has strained her relationship
with the White House, and she volun-
teered that her decision against seeking
an independent prosecutor to look at
Clinton's role in the coffees could still
be reversed.
But the tapes themselves probably
wouldn't have made a difference in that
decision, she said.
"Where the White House has a respon-

sibility to produce documents, it's very.
very frustrating when they are produced
in a delayed fashion," Reno said at a news
conference. "And I also thought we
should have been told immediately."
At the Capitol, Senate and House
committees both continued full-bore in
their investigations of Democratic fund-
raising practices:
At the Senate Governmental
Affairs Committee hearing, ques-
tioning focused on an alleged
scheme -- illegal if true - to swap
donations between the Teamsters
and the Democratic Party. Former
fund-raiser Mark Thomann testified
he was asked by his boss, Richard
Sullivan, to consider arranging a
$100,000 donation from a foreigner
to the union but backed away out of
concerns about the legality of such a
transaction.
Thomann disputed the earlier testi-
mony of Sullivan, the Democratic
Party's former finance director, who

had said he did not ask anyone to raise
money for the re-election campaign of
Teamsters President Ron Carey.
Simultaneously, the House
Government Reform and Oversight
Committee took the first public testi-
mony in its late-starting investigation.
Witness No. 1, Manlin Foung, sister of
Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin
"Charlie" Trie, testified that her brother
twice arranged for reimbursements
after she and a friend, Joseph Landon,
wrote checks for Democratic National
Committee functions.
For instance, she said she was reim-
bursed the same day she wrote a $10,000
check in August 1996 for a Democratic
birthday bash for Clinton in New York,
which she did not attend. Committee
investigators contend this money came
from the Bank of China in Macau.
"I have no knowledge of laundering,"
she testified. "To me, I'd simply done
my brother a favor. I don't know any-
thing. I didn't even know what the DNC

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TriC, wk'ho hs 5gone broad, is : hr-
mer Little Rock, Ark., restaurateur and
longtime friend of Clinton. His sister
testified under a grant of immunity
fron prosecution based on what she
said.
The pot was stirred further by Reno,
who is rarely so forthcoming at her week-
lv meeting with reporters. She has been
under daily pressure from Republicans to
recommend the appointment of an inde-
pendent counsel to investigate the legality
of both Clinton and Vice President Al
Gore's fund-raising calls.
"No one can shout loud enough or
write a headline big enough or use
words shrill enough to keep me from
doing what I think is the right thing on
this investigation," she said.
Asked if the episode had strained
relations with the White House, she
said, "Anytime somebody gets upset
and mad at what happened, there per-
haps is a strain."
Italian Fo
awarded
Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) --
Italy's Dario Fo, whose irreverent plays
have made audiences roar with laughter
and authorities seethe with anger, won
the Nobel Literature Prize yesterday.
The 71-year-old Fo, whose work was
banned from Italy's state-rut TV and
radio for years and who was prosecuted
repeatedly for his searing critiques of
the government, was a surprise choice,
absent from most critics' lists of con-
tenders. Fo himself seemed stunned.
"I'm amazed," he said on hearing he
had won the $1 million prize.
"It will pay him back for the many,
many humiliations he has suffered in
his life," wife and collaborator Franca
Rame said. "I believe that today many
critics, when they hear this news, will
have a heart attack."
In honoring Fo, the Swedish
Academy called the Italian the modern
equivalent of a court jester, citing his
"scourging authority and upholding the
dignity of the downtrodden."
The Vatican's official newspaper,
L'Osservatore Romano, was quick to
register its disapproval of the acade-
my's choice.

House OKs school voucher program
\\ASlIITI(ON -- In h lxitIs intended as an important test case for schoo
vouchers, the Ilouse voted esterday to provide $7 million in federal funds to hel
2,000 District of Columbia families pay tuition at the public or private schools o
their choice.
By a vote of 203-202 -. an unexpectedly narrow margin -- Republican d
ers overcame determined Democratic opposition and a White House veto t a
to w in passage of a District of Columbia spending bill that contains the vouche
program.
The voucher experiment, a key element of the GOP's national education reforn
package, would offer poor, inner-city school children "scholarships" of up t
S3,200 each to cover tuition costs at nearby parochial, private, or public schools.
The surprisingly close vote suggests a difficult journey for the GOP vouche
proposal. A conference committee must reconcile the House measure with
Senate bill that does not contain a ioucher program. In addition, the White Hous
has notified House leaders that senior administration officials will urge Presiden
Clinton to veto the bill if it reaches his desk with the voucher proposal.
"Establishing a private school voucher system in the nation's capital wouldO
dangerous precedent for using federal taxpayer funds for schools that are no
accountable to the public;' the White House said in its critique of the House bill.

Study: Chance for
life on Jupiter moon
WASHINGTON -The discovery of
organic compounds on two of Jupiter's
moons increases the possibility that all of
the elements for life are present on
another of the planet's moons, Europa.
The finding, from instruments on the
Galileo spacecraft orbiting Jupiter, sug-
gests that Europa may have all three of
the ingredients scientists consider
essential for life: an energy source, liq-
uid water and organic molecules, said
planetary scientist Thomas McCord of
the University of Hawaii.
"This doesn't mean there is life on
Europa;" said McCord, lead author of a,
study to be published today in the jour-
nal Science. "The exciting thing now is
the evidence that Europa may have all
three of the ingrediants."
Europa is already known to have
water and internal heat sources.
Dale Cruikshank, a research scientist
at NASA's Ames Research Center, said
the work of McCord and his team
should sharpen the research ccncentra-

tion on Europa, which already "is th
subject of very special interest."
"This finding increases the plausibil
ity for ,life on Europa,' Cruik~han
said. "It also supports the idea tha
there were organic molecules strwL
ing throughout the solar system:'
Gun makers si on
to child safety Lock
WASH INGTON - Most of the U.S
handgun manufacturers agreed yester
day to provide child safety locks wit
their firearms as part of a pact with th
Clinton administration, but the dea
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Hurricane Pauline
devastates Acapulco
ACAPULCO, Mexico - Hurricane
Pauline struck Mexico's most famous
tourist resort with devastating fury yes-
terday, unleashing deadly torrents that
swept people, cars and giant boulders
toward storm-ravaged Pacific beaches.
At least 11 8 people died along hun-
dreds of miles of coast pummeled by
Pauline's 100-mph winds - many of
those deaths in badly battered
Acapulco, a glittering resort of 2.9 mil-
lion people that dawned a disaster zone.
"This is a very sad day," said Gov.
Angel Aguirre of Guerrero state, home
to Acapulco, where Pauline sent tor-
rents of rainwater raging through
streets. Aguirre said at least five other
people were killed elsewhere in the
state, adding, "We don't recall a hurri-
cane ever having caused such damage."
In neighboring Oaxaca state, where
Pauline first struck with 115-mph
winds a day earlier, state government
spokesperson Leandro Hernandez con-
firmed 14 deaths, 15 people missing
and thousands of homeless.

"The figure could still rise" saic
Hernandez, speaking with Thc
Associated Press by telephone from th
state, where powerful Pauline ri
makeshift homes away and badly-
aged such resorts as Puerto Angel.
First lady says time
to change attitudes
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- In
region where dictatorships have giver
way to democracies, Hillary Rodham
Clinton urged nations of the Ame*
yesterday to go a step further to protect
the rights of women.
The only way for democracics tc
"survive and thrive," she said, is'.q give
women more power "to seek and claim
their rights as citizens and ashumar
beings."
Speaking at a conference ofLatir
American first ladies, Mrs. :Chintor
suggested the challenge could be more
difficult than the giant undertakin 1
building the Panama Canal, wlW
Pacific entrance was just blocks away.
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