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WASHINGTON (UPI) - Three news conference in the Capitol that
Republicans asked Congress yesterday although he had not discussed the bill
to "uphold the American family" by with Reagan, he knew the president
barring the federal government from stood for its objectives.
interfering with spouse abuse, spanking "I WOULD hope, conceptually, we
itrerng ithe sporuse bus e, a g would have the support of the ad-
mother the historic role of women as ministration," Laxalt said. The fact
mother and homemaker. - B that Laxalt is close to the president
The 1981 Family Protection Bill, in- "should send a message to somebody,"
troduced by Sen. Roger Jepsen (R- shesend m
Iowa), also would promote prayer in Jepsen said. v
schools and give a tax break to Jepsen replied vigorously when a
households with newborn children or "historical" role of women.
elderly members. "so dareciatet re
SEN. PAUL LAXALT (R-Nevada) We should appreciate the role of
and Rep. Albert Lee Smith Jr. (R- women as mother and homemaker,"
Alabama), co-sponsored the bill whwhi, which has been "rather downplayed
Jepsen said, embodies the values of the and ridiculed," he said. "Nothing is
family that have existed since the time more beautifu than smother."
of Arstote. ."IT IS important we uphold the
A similar bill died in committee family," Smith said, or "our nation will
during the last session of Congress but The bill which has more than 30 sub-
the sponsors of the 1981 act said they seions:
hoped for action in the current session s Reinforces the responsibility and
because of Laxalt's close relations with legal rights of parents to direct the
President Reagan. relig s or prnof the
Laxalt, who served as Reagan religious and moral upbringing of their
campaign manager, told a breakfast children.
ctRestricts the federal government
from pre-empting or interfering with
state laws pertaining to child abuse and
revises the definition of child abuse to
exclude corporal punishment. Jepsen
said this meant spanking.
* Restricts the federal government
from pre-empting or interfering. with
state laws pertaining to spouse abuse or
" Prohibits the Legal Services Corp.
from using any funds for cases in-
volving abortion, divorce, homosexual'
rights or busing to achieve racial
Its tax provisions would allow
relatives to deposit up to $2,500 tax
Begin your day exempt a year for a child's education,
give married couples an additional
with $1,000 tax exemption for the year a
child is born or adopted, allow a tax
credit of $250 or tax exemption of $1,000
for each household which includes an
764-0558 aged person and make parent-operated
schools tax exempt if they meet certain
The rise and fall of 411
Beginning July 19, persons who call directory assistance too much instead
of looking up the number in the phone book will have to pay for it. Also, it
won't be quite so easy to dial information anymore. The days of picking up
the phone and merely punching 411 for assistance are over. In a month,
you'll have to dial: 1-555-1212 for local information. Households and
businesses will be allowed 20 free calls a month to directory assistance. But,
after that, you'll be charged 20 cents a call. According to Michigan Bell
spokeswoman Lynn Singer, the change is being made because of increased
costs of heavy use of the service by only 6 percent of telephone customers.
Singer said 94 percent of customers will not be affected by the change
because they make fewer than 20 calls a month to directory assistance. As
before, there will be no charge for long distance directory assistance, which
can be reached by dialing 1-(area code)-555-1212. Fn
Partly cloudy today with warmer temperatures. A high is expected in the
lower 80s.H i
H ppening;s .. .
AAFC - That Obscure Object of Desire, 7 & 10:30 p.m.; The Phantom of
Liberty, 8:45 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
CG - Petulia, 7:30 &9:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT - A Streetcar Named-Desire, 2:45 & 7 p.m.; On the Waterfront, 5 &
9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
American Friends Services Committee - Jonathan Kuttab, "The West
Bank and the Rule of Law," 8 p.m.; Luncheon Mtg. with Jonathan Kuttab,
"Current Legal Situation in the West Bank: Implications of the Occupation
for West Bank Residents and their Human Rights," noon, Lawyer's Club
Washtenaw Community College - Stephen Landau, M.D., "All You Wan-
ted to Know about Layoffs But Were Afraid to Ask . . ." the effects of layoffs
on mental health of employees, 7 p.m., WCC.
Ypsilanti Community Band - Concert, first performance of annual Con-
cert in the Park series, 7:30 p.m., Recreation Park, Congress St., Ypsilanti,
in case of rain: 8p.m., Ypsilanti High School Auditorium.
Arbecoll Theatrics - "The Apple Tree," 7p.m., League, 2nd floor.
Vision/Hearing - Sem., Masao Tadhibaba, "Psychology of Solitary
Horizontal Cells in Culture," 12:15 p.m., 2055 MHRI.
Health Psychology - Sem., Camille Wortman, "Coping with Undesirable
Life Events," noon, VA Med Ctr., 2215 Fuller, A-154 Director's Conf. Rm.
Med Center Bible Study - Mtg., 12:30 p.m., F2230 Mott Library.
Campus Weight Watchers - Mtg., 5:30 p.m., League Project Rm.
PTP - "Loose Ends," 8p.m., Power Center.
PTP - "Three-Dollar Revue," 11 p.m., League.
Sailing Club - Mtg., 7:45 p.m., 311 W. Engineering.
Blind Pig - performance, Gary Pryka and the Scales, Blind Pig bar, 2081S.
SILMC - Summer Institute on Learning and Motivation in the Classroom,
lecture, Martin Maehr, "On Doing Well in Science: Why Johnny No Longer
Excels; Why Sara Never Did," 1 p.m., School of Education Schorling
Folk Dancing Scottish Country Dancing, beginning and intermediate, 7
p.m., Union ballroom.
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Thursday, June 18, 1981
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