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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 4, 2002 - 3A

Panel explores
0 ruling women
The woman's place in early mod-
ern Europe will be the topic of a dis-
cussion panel Friday at 4 p.m. in the
University's Museum of Art, 525 S.
State St.
The discussion is in conjunction
with the art exhibit "Women Who
Ruled: Queens, Goddesses and
History and women's studies Prof.
Dena Goodman, history Prof. Diane
Hughes, Romance languages and liter-
atures Prof. Peggy McCracken and art
and women's studies Prof. Pat Simons
will be featured on the panel.
Prof. discusses
MLK's use of
Biblical quotes
University of California at Santa
Cruz anthropology Prof. Susan Friend
Harding will lecture Wednesday on "A
Colloquy of Voices: The Citation Poli-
tics of Martin Luther King, Jr." It will
address King's use of Biblical quota-
tion to influence his audience. The dis-
cussion will be held in room 1636 of
the School of Social Work Building,
1080 South University.
Opportunities for
women's freelance
work discussed
The University's Center for the
Education of Women will host a
panel discussion on the opportuni-
ties and drawbacks for women in
freelance jobs.
Titled "Working Solo: Creating
Your Own Job," the discussion will
0 feature five local entrepreneurs. It
will be held at the CEW, 330 E. Lib-
erty, at 7 p.m. today.
Curator discusses
evolution of whale
"How the Dolphin Got His Smarts:
The Evolution of Intelligence in
Whales," a talk by Cranbrook Institute
0 of Science paleontology and zoology
curator Mark Uhen, will be held
tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in room G-390
of the Dental School, 1011 North
The lecture is sponsored by the, Uni-
versit Science Research Club.
Racial differences
'for business
women explored
The difference between the experi-
ences of white and black business-
women at work is the topic of "Our
Separate Ways," a lecture by Dart-
mouth College business administra-
tion Prof. Ella Bell.
The talk, sponsored by the Center
for the Education of Women, will be
held Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Busi-
ness School's Hale Auditorium, 701
Lecture held on
Afghan relief
The Interfaith Council for Peace
and Justice will sponsor a lecture on
"RelievingSuffering in War-Rav-
aged Afghanistan" at 8 p.m. tomor-

row at United Church of Christ, 423
S. Fourth Ave.
The talk is by Marvin Parvez,
Church World Service director for
Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pre-registra-
tion is required.
'U' students read
original works
University creative writing instruc-
tors and graduate students will read
their original poetry and prose in the
Mark Webster Reading Series.
This Friday's segment of the
series features free-verse poetry by
Sara Zettervall and comic fiction by
Ava Pawlak. The readings will be at
8 p.m. in the Michigan Union Kuen-
zel Room.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jordan Schrader

Politicians must return unused money

LANSING (AP) - What holds true in life also
holds true in politics: When it comes to money,
you can't take it with you.
Scores of term-limited state lawmakers and
top officials who still have contributions left in
their campaign accounts are prohibited by state
law from closing the accounts and pocketing
the money when they leave office at the end of
the year.
Instead, they must return the money to contrib-
utors or give the money away to a tax-exempt
charity, political party, independent political com-
mittee or a ballot committee.
They also can transfer the money to their cam-
paign for another office, said Glorietta Flakes,
deputy director of the state Elections Bureau.
That's what many of those first term-limited in
the House did in 1998, she said.
Officeholders can transfer the money only
to races with contribution limits the same or
higher than their current office, she added.
That means state House members can transfer
the money into a state Senate campaign, but

senators can't use their leftover funds to run
for a House seat.
Former Michigan GOP spokesman Sage
Eastman said the fact that term limits kicked
in this year for the state Senate, governor,
lieutenant governor, secretary of state and
attorney general could leave more money sit-
ting in those accounts than usual.
"Because of term limits, this is probably the
first time we've seen people leave office and have
a large chunk in these campaign funds. Usually
people who have decided to leave office didn't
bother raising more money," or they're leaving
because they lost and are often in debt, said East-
man, now spokesman for GOP Lt. Gov. Dick
Posthumus' gubernatorial campaign. "It's the first
time we've dealt with it on such a large scale."
He thinks some of those leaving because of
term limits may give what's left in their cam-
paign accounts to their respective political par-
ties. That's what Scott Romney did after losing
his bid to win the GOP nomination for attorney
general in 1998.

"1 imagine there's a lot of people sitting around
scratching their heads wondering what they're
going to do with it."
- Sage Eastman
Former Michigan GOP spokesman

Politicians also could set up private founda-
tions and donate the money to their foundations
for use in charitable causes, Flakes said. Or they
may just let it sit and wait to see what the political
landscape looks like down the road.
"There's nothing that says they need to close
it," she said of the campaign account. "They can
wait it out for four years."
With so many options available for dealing
with leftover campaign money, "I imagine there's
a lot of people sitting around scratching their
heads wondering what they're going to do with

it," Eastman said.
Among those who might transfer money to
their next campaign is Attorney General Jen-
nifer Granholm, who has $365,398 in her
attorney general campaign fund that she can
use in her bid for this year's Democratic
gubernatorial nomination. Campaign
spokesman Chris De Witt said no decision has
been made whether to transfer the money.
Posthumus has $1,561 left in his lieutenant
governor fund that could go to his gubernatorial

Traveling man

Aiport authority bill awaits
approval from state House

LANSING (AP) - Just because
Republican Gov. John Engler and
Wayne County Executive Edward
McNamara, a Democrat, agree on an
authority to oversee Detroit Metropoli-
tan Airport doesn't mean the bill set-
ting up the authority will get quick
approval in the state House.
Rep. Jim Koetje, chairman of the
House airport subcommittee that begins
work this week on the airport authority
bill, said he's concerned the bill is too
general. He's considering adding more
detailed language, such as a requirement
that the board hire a director that has
experience with airports.
"I think we have to give as many
specifics as possible ... and not leave
much wiggle room," the Grandville
Republican said.
While Koetje may want to go slow,
GOP House Speaker Rick Johnson
said there's a lot of pressure to quickly
approve the bill.
"I feel like a small oak tree with two
big bulldozers coming at me," he said,
referring to pressure from Engler and
McNamara. "We're not going to drag
our feet and drag it out."
Engler spokeswoman Susan Shafer
said it's her understanding the bill will
not be substantively changed in the
House. It passed the Senate the same

week it was introduced.
"We're confident the bill will move in
the next few weeks, and definitely
before the Legislature leaves for Easter
break at the end of the month," she said.
Wayne County officials who testi-
fied before the House airport commit-
tee last week said the new authority
would give the county executive too
much power.
They complained that questions of
mismanagement at the airport largely
took the county executive to task, and
that it might be a mistake letting
McNamara appoint a majority of the
seven-member authority..
County commissioners would have
one appointment to the board, the
Wayne County executive would name
four appointees and the governor
would name two under the legislation.
The board also would run Willow
Run Airport in Wayne County's Van
Buren Township.
The new authority would have full
control over the airports and their
facilities, including operation, mainte-
nance, construction, planning and pro-
motions. It also could regulate conduct
at the airports and appoint law enforce-
ment officers to protect them.
Wayne County now runs Detroit
Metro, and county commission mem-

bers have significant oversight over its
development and operations.
Sen. Glenn Steil, a Grand Rapids
Republican who has led the Senate's
efforts to improve Detroit Metro, said
the bill is an improvement from the
current situation at the airport.
"People are all worried the executive
of Wayne County has too big of a role"
in who should get appointed to the air-
port authority, he said. "He has 100
percent now."
Steil said lawmakers need to be
careful about changing the legislation
because of the different players who
agreed to the authority.
"Am I happy that we have an agree-
ment that's good for the airport? Yes,"
Steil said. "Do I want to squelch the
thing with changes? No."
Also this week, the House begins
work on legislation to increase weekly
unemployment benefits from $300 to
$415. The House Employment Rela-
tions, Training and Safety Committee is
scheduled to begin hearings on the pack-
age of unemployment benefits bills.
One bill in the package would allow
workers to set up Worker Financial
Security Accounts similar to a 401(k)
retirement fund that they could make
tax-free withdrawals from when unem-

A traveler gets some work done at Detroit Metro Airport while waiting in line for
his flight to Chicago.
Crematonum search
leads to exhu-mation

of Michiga
AUGUSTA (AP) - The grisly
discovery of 339 bodies on the
grounds of a Georgia crematory has
led to the exhumation of a Michi-
gan grave.
"I can't believe we're doing this,"
Elizabeth Lambrecht told her sister-
in-law, Patricia Haley, as they stood
Thursday near the open grave of
Lambrecht's father at Fort Custer
National Cemetery.
The graveyard is near Augusta,
about 15 miles east of Kalamazoo,
where both women live.
Charles Melvin Haley served in
the Navy during World War II and
moved to Kalamazoo after the war,
the Kalamazoo Gazette reported
He retired to the place of his
birth, South Pittsburgh, Tenn., a
town near Noble, Ga.
Noble is home to the Tri-State
Crematory, where corpses in various
states of decomposition were recent-
ly found discarded on the ground,
stuffed in sheds and stacked one on
top of another.
When Charles Haley died in May
1989, Tri-State was supposed to
have cremated his body.
A box supposedly containing


"I probably never
will know what
happened to my
- Elizabeth Lambrecht
Victim's daughter
Haley's cremated remains was
buried at the Michigan cemetery.
On Wednesday, Georgia authori-
ties called Lambrecht with grim
instructions to exhume the grave
and send the remains to the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation for testing.
The bureau can determine
whether the remains are human, but
DNA tests cannot reveal the identi-
ty of a cremated body.
If the cremated remains prove to
be human, Lambrecht has instructed
the bureau to return them for rebur-
ial at Fort Custer National Ceme-
tery next to Haley's wife and
Lambrecht's mother, Inez.
"Even if it's not my father, that's
the right thing to do," Lambrecht

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