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Financial aid awards
still up In the air
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Both houses have decided to impose
an initial fee to cover processing expen-
ses as well as part of the subsidized in-
terest rate, said Zimmerman. The
Senate has recommended a 5 percent
fee while the House has recommended
a 4 percent fee. The hills are presently
in conference committee to have the
differences ironed out, said Zimmer-
The goal of the Reagan ad-
ministration and Congress is to restrain
the "runaway costs" of the program,
said Zimmerman, as well as an attempt
to cut down on the number of ap-
THE UNIVERSITY is currently
receiving between 700 and 900 ap-
plications for a GSL each week, said
Zimmerman. There have been 9,000
applications received so far, he said.
Last year about $45 million was
borrowed by students to attend this
university alone, he added.
Because of the huge volume of ap-
plications, Zimmerman cautioned
against applying too late for a GSL.
"Students submitting applications after
the first of August will probably have to
meet the new needs test," he said.
That is because the state guarantee
agency "has a four-week backlog as of
July 1, and is predicting an eight-week
delay at the end of the month," Zim-
merman said. The Office of Financial
Aid at the University wilfalso probably
have a delay of several weeks, and with
an effective date of October 1, as
Congress has agreed on, applications
not processed by then will fall under the
new criteria, he said.
THE NATIONAL Direct Student
Loan Program has been reduced by
$100 million since many award notices
went out, so many of them will have to
be reduced by a few hundred dollars, he
Since the Office has not been notified
as to the amount of money to be given
out, it is impossible to guarantee a
student a specific amount. "We will
likely notify students already awarded
that they will get less than their award
notice states," he said.
There will probably be a flat cut off
the top of all loans awarded, said Zim-
merman. "We hope it doesn't affect
anybody's educational plans," he said.
The cut-off amount will probably not be
determined before the end of July or
August, said Zimmerman, who men-
tioned a possible reduction of near $300
on each loan, probably of the Winter
THE WORK-STUDY program and
the Supplement Education Opportunity
Grant will probably "be funded at com-
parable levels" to the present year,
Zimmerman had some advice for
bewildered students, as well as some
good news. "We are ahead of last year"
in processing the forms. Still, he said,
"students should be prepared to meet
initial start-up costs during the first few
days of the Fall Term" because the halt
in the allotment of money may force a
delay in distribution of awards. He ad-
ded that students are notified about
progress of their applications as soon as
the financial aid office has the infor-
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to amend the Constitution to outlaw
abortions; and in 1974 she voted against
a bill to forbid abrtions at the Univer-
sity of Arizons Hospitl in Tucson.
IN ADDITION, Badger said, O'Con-
nor introduced legislation which would
have provided family planning infor-
mation, contraceptives and "surgical
procedures" to minors without their
parents' knowledge or consent and in
1974, as a member of the Tucson
Hospital bard of directors, she voted to
permit the use of Blue Cross funds to
pay for elective abrtions.
"Sandra O'Connor had a consistent
and strong pro-abortion voting record
whilesa senator in Arizona," said Dr. J.
C. Wilkie of Cincinnati, president of the
National Right-to-Life Committee.
Specifically, five actions by O'Connor
when she was a stte sentor were cited
in calling her "pro-abrtion."
Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised on
a cattle ranch in southern Arizona, she
is married to Phoenix, attorney ,John .
O'Connor. They Have three sons.-
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Peres admits Begin leading
TEL AVIV, Israel-Israel's Labor Party acknowledged yesterday that
Prime Minister Menachem Begin's Likud Bloc has the inside track in the
fight to lead the next Israeli government.
The Likud leads Labor by 48 seats to 47 in unofficial vote counts for the 120-
member Israeli parliament, and Likud has the advantage in winning support
from the religious and small right-wing factions that may give it a majority
of 61 coalition members.
Labor leader Shimon Peres told Israel Radio he was asked to consider
joining a national unity gpvernment with Likud and the National Religious
Party. Peres said his party had ruled out the idea.
"That's the decision, we said it and will say it again in the clearest way,"
he said, continuing, "we have to try to form a government, the Likud has to
try. The Likud has the advantage, we do not deny it."
Poles threaten more strikes
WARSAW, Poland-Baltic port dockworkers and airline employees an-
nounced strike alertsyesterday and coal miners threatened to cut produc-
tion in half unless the government meets their demands.
If the workers carry out their threats, the strikes would be the first major
outbreaks of labor unrest in more than two months and would come just as
the Soviet Union's concern about events in Poland is especially intense
because of the special Communist Party congress opening July 14.
Officials of the independent labor union Solidarity said talks between
dockworkers and the government would begin here late Tuesday at the
behest of the Roman Catholic Church.
A strike of any length in Poland's ports could stall vital shipnents of food
and other goods and further crimp exports of coal, an essential had curren-
Meanwhile, the Vatican announced yesterday that Bishop Jozef Glemp of
the Warmia diocese had been named as Polish primate. Glemp, 52, succeeds
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski who as leader of the powerful church had played
a major moderating role in settling union-government confrontations.
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Food prices boost inflation
WASHINGTON-Boosted by rising food prices, inflation ast the wholesale
level picked up in.June but still remained well below last year's pace, the
government reported yesterday.
"It's generally good news on inflation," said private economist Allen
Sinai. "It confirms that we are clearly into single-digit territory-probably
But Sinai and other analysts warned that rising food prices could force up
inflation during the rest of the year.
Much of the relief consumers will get from inflation this year has already
occurred, said Edward Yardeni, chief economist and vice president of the
brokerage firm of E.F. Hutton & Co. Inc.
Food prices, after showing virtually no net.change from November
through May, increased 0.5 percent in'June for products ready for retail
sale. Beef and veal prices shot up 2.4 percent last month, after a 0.3 percent
rise in May. Also climbing were prices for pork, eggs, refined sugar, fresh
and dried vegetables, bakery products and dairy products. Declines were
reported for processed poultry, fresh fruits and roasted coffee.
Artist spoofs Reagan image
CHICAGO-John Sefick is at it again. The sculptor with a satiric streak is
now taking on Nancy Reagan and her White House redecoration campaign.
Sefick, a federal probation officer who specializes in political spoofing, has
set up plaster caricatures of President and Mrs. Reagan on a rattan loveseat
in the lobby of the Kluczynski Federal Building.
The life-size work, entitled, "Nancy Redecorating the Kluczynski
Building," was unveiled Monday. It features a recorded imitation of Mrs.
Reagan's voice, exclaiming that the decor of the building "just won't do."
She dislikes the color scheme-charcoal and gray-and the tall columns
and high ceilings. She observes that the stark walls would look better
papered with something pretty, but the president remains silent.
"She's almost overwhelming him," said Sefick.
Heavy snows hit Oregon
SALEM-Oregon ski slopes bypassed by winter got 8 inches of July snow
yesterday as summer skiers raced down Mt. Hood. To the East, thunder-
storms rumbled across the water-logged Plains, while the Palmer ski area
above Timberline Lodge on Oregon's Mount Hood got one of its heaviest
snowfalls of the year-slightly more than 8 inches in about 5 hours.
All winter long ski resorts took a beating for lack of snow, but it took a July
storm to dump two-thirds of a foot of snow on the upper area of Oregon's
tallest mountain, setting up the possibility of good skiing at the year-round
Temperatures in parts of eastern Oregon dropped to the 20s early yester-
The cool weather pushed over the Rockies behind a line of thunderstorms,
ending Monday's 100-degree highs in the northern Plains.
Thunderstorms reached from the Texas coast into Arkansas and
Oklahoma. Palacios, Texas, got more than 3 inches of rain.