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The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, July 26 1983 -Page 3
Student aid headed for trouble
There have been several key incidents when the
By JACKIE YOUNG Supreme Court's ruling, Congress no longer has this legislature veto has saved or significantly affected
power, Butts said. student aid programs.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June which strip- Now, if Congress wants to override laws the Last year Congress proposed an appropriations bill
d C of its legislative veto power, could en- President makes, both houses have to pass a new law to offset deep cuts, made by President Reagan,
d r student financial aid programs, Uiversity which must pass by a two-thirds vote, said Butts. two major federal student aid programs.
officials say. THIS COULD leave Congress powerless to fight BADLY NEEDED federal aid was channelled to
The legislative veto has been a safeguard against changes in student aid programs, he said. students, but only because Congress used the
the Department of Education's attempts to tighten "It is extremely difficult for Congress to change legislative veto, Grotrian said.
rules for federal student aid. things once they pass into law, Butts said. But in ef- Students won't be able to count on Congress to
AT LEAST 250 laws which control the education feet, the high court's decision could push Congress to restore federal aid programs slated to be cut by the
department have been modified by a legislative veto, pass more specific laws to ensure that the education President, he said.
which allows Congress to block government rules department properly carries them out, he said. The President will probably pay less attention to
without passing a law that must be signed by the may bhdemade more by Congress (than by the Congress since the legislature veto is no longer a
President. education department)," he explained. "The threat, said Butts.
Using the legislative veto, Congress had 45 days to edusatin aet he xpre .te Students could also face more delays when ap-
consider barring a regulation made by the President, legislature will now have to become more attuned plying for federal grants and loans. Although student
said Thomas Butts, the University's vice president loans have traditionally been marked by delays,
for academic affairs in Washington. For example, if WITHOUT the legislative veto, the President will there could be even more backlogging if Congress
Congress objected to the President's proposed have more authority, said Harvey Grotrian, the takes longer to work out all the details, said Jerry
regulations, it could veto them. But under the University's financial aid director. Augsburger, associate director of financial aid.

The heat wave during the art fair last week made these people and hundreds well as other city merchants profited from the yearly event as fair patrons
of others look for shade to enjoy their ice cream cones. Ice cream shops as came to Ann Arbor ready to spend.
Merchants pull in profits during art fair
By HALLE CZECHOWSKI Its raLOCAL restaurants, bars, and food
Ann Arbor officials and merchants It's great to have the business . . . but I'm stores could barely keep up with the
agree - the annual art fair is good for glad it's only four days long.' thirsty crowds, opening mini-bars and
business. -Dennis Tice local snack stands on the streets. "We did as
The four-day cultural event, which - merchant good as we did last year," said Bernie
ended at 6 p.m. Saturday, offered more Knoblich, an assistant manager at
than just great art. It also offered the police overtime pay, clean-up and last year. "There seemed to be a lot Dooley's.
city a chance to make a quick profit on arranging barricades. more people spending," said employee "Business was basically 'drink all
the estimated 400,000 art fans who But city officials don't mind spending Theresa Geisler of Middle Earth, which weekend'," said one Good Time
flocked to the fair. .'.the money. "It was not a big expen- sold hand crafted items on the sidewalk Charley's employee, while Marshall's
WHILE THE City of Ann Arbor diture and we're not expecting it to be in front of the store. employee Alan Barker said the store
makes no direct profit from the fair, it much more (this year)," Ayres said. Even stores that sold non-artsy items had a hard time keeping beer and pop in
benefits indirectly from the temporary THE CITY may recoup some of its in sidewalk sales reported good profits stock.
jobs merchants create and the increase losses, however, since the Ann Arbor from the fair. "On Saturday we were While the profits were good, some
in business, said Assistant City Ad- police handed out more than 1,000 swamped," said Schoolkids Records business people said they were a little
ministrator Donald Ayres. parking tickets to hapless car owners employee Will Lovich. Schoolkids even glad to see the elbow-to-elbow crowds
In fact, the city actually spends during the first two days of the fair. managed to draw the crowds to its East go home. "It's great to have the
money to prepare Ann Arbor for the on- Local merchants also said that Liberty Street store without offering business," said Dennis Tice of Tice's on
slaught of visitors. Last year the city business was booming, and some any of the sale prices other merchants State Street. "But I'm glad it's only
spent nearly $2,600 to cover the costs of speculated it was a little better than used to lure customers. four days long," he added.

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