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Page 6-Friday. May 30,1980-The 0
Consumer
advocate
to try for
Congress
By DANIEL WOODS
Kathleen O'Reilly, a Washington,
D.C.-based consumer activist, announ-
ced her intention to seek the 2nd U.S.
Congressional District Democratic
nomination Tuesday at her parent's
home in Plymouth. The seat is curren-
tly held by Rep. Carl Pursell (R-
Plymouth).
The 34-year-old attorney said she
blames Congress for double-digit in-
flation and unemployment, diminishing
competition, and pressures threatening
the survival of small business. O'Reilly'
criticized the legislature for being
"afraid to take a strong position on the
hard economic issues" and claimed it is
"afraid to stand up to the powerful
special interests. My record has shown
that I will be different."
UPON GRADUATION from
Georgetown Law School in 1971,
O'Reilly entered a Washington law firm
to practice trial law. In 1975, she joined
the Consumer Federation of America, a
lobby group which she currently direc-
ts.
O'Reilly said she supports the
policies of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-
Mass.), but will campaign for either
Kennedy or President Jimmy Carter in
the November elections. She said she
fears dissention within the Democratic
party might result in the election of
Republican contender Ronald Reagan
as president, and said she would cam-
paign vigorously against him.
Other policies O'Reilly said she sup-
ports are:
* Kennedy's comprehensive national
health insurance program proposal;
" the recently-created National Con-
sumer Cooperative Bank, a
cooperatively-owned bank that
provides loans and technical assistance
to consumer cooperatives; and,
" a gradual phasing out of existing
nuclear fission reactors.

AP Photos
Iron lady or wax lady? A-h~O
Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, often called "The Iron Lady," recently met her likeness in wax at
Madame Tussaud's Museum in London. For those fooled by the similarities, the real Thatcher is on the left.
Investigators charge military
in toxic Love Canal dumpings
gsC

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)-The U.S.
military dumped radioactive wastes,
nerve gas and other highly toxic
chemicals at Love Canal and other sites
near Niagara Falls in the early 1940s,,
state investigators said yesterday.
A preliminary report by a state
Assembly task force said the military-
supervised disposals occurred before
the dumping by the Hooker Chemical
and Plastics Corp., focus of the current
pollution crisis among the nearly 1,000
Love Canal residents.
The report did not identify any new
sites of toxic dumping, and most of the
chemicals were already known to have

been dumped in the area, although their
source had been a mystery. But in-
vestigators said the military used dump
sites in neighborhoods where residents,
unlike the Love Canal residents, have
not yet been offered health studies.
The task force said that the military
supervised the dumping shortly before
the United States entered World War II
in 1941 and that the substances included
radium, uranium, and other radioac-
tive wastes left over from the Manhat-
tan Project, which led to development
of the atomic bomb.
In Washington, Pentagon spokesman
Tom Ross said Defense Department of-
ficials had not had time to examine the
Assembly report, but he recalled a 1978
department study which found no
evidence of chemical dumping by "the
military in the Love Canal area. The
Army previously denied reports from
long-time residents who said they
recalled military dumping in the area.
The task force's preliminary report
was largely based not on direct records
of past dumping, but instead on deeds
and leases in which the Army warned of
potential underground dangers after it

turned over much of the land for
civilian use after the war
Rep. John LaFalce (D-N.Y.) called
for a congressional investigation into
the apparent discrepancies between the
Pentagon study and the latest Assem-
bly findings. LaFalce, whose
congressional district includes Niagara
Falls, also asked the Defense Depar-
tment to reopen its own inquiry.
"If the allegations in the Assembly
Task Force's report are true . . . it
would establish an absolute respon-
sibility on the part of the federal gover-
nment to provide necessary restitution
to innocent victims of exposure to
hazardous chemicals. Nothing less
would do," LaFalce said.
The Assembly report said the
military dumping occurred at Love
Canal and at sites north and south of it.
The Love Canal area is five miles east
of Niagara Falls.
Each site had already been identified
as the location of some kind of toxic
pollution problem, but task force mem-
bers said they are only beginning to
discover how serious the waste
problems might be and how many
people might be endangered.

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The Ann Arbor Film Cooperstbie Presents atMLB: $1.50
Friday, May 30
LOVE AND DEATH
(Woody Allen, 1975) 7 & '0:20-MLB 3
Woody Allen's satire on Russian novels, Napoleonic Wars, and movie classics
from Einstein to Bergman, complete with one-liners on just about everything.
With DIANE KEATON.
WHAT'S UP TIGER LILY?
(Senkichi Taniguchi and Woody Allen, 1966) 8:40-MLB 3
A Japanese agent named Phil Moscowitz (!) searches for a stolen formula to
the perfect egg salad sandwich. What happens from then on is anybody's guess,
as Woody Allen gives the gold finger to the James Bond epic with his hilarious
jumble (a real Japanese thriller which Allen rewrote and dubbed). Allen's most
anarchic film, with some of his best one-liners. WOODY ALLEN, FRANK BUXTON,
MIE HAMA, AKIKI WAKEBEYSHI, TIGER LILY.
Tomorrow: RICHARD PRYOR-FILMED LIVE IN CONCERT and Gene Wilder in

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