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House passes $27 million aid bill for Contras
WASHINGTON (UPI) - A compromise bill
providing $27 million in non-military aid for
Nicaraguan rebels this year was passed by the
House yesterday and sent to the Senate for final
The rebel aid was contained in a $13 billion
supplemental spending bill for 1985 that also
includes $1.5 billion in emergency economic aid
for Israel and $500 million for Egypt. The
measure was passed 320-106.
All three programs also were authorized in
the regular foreign aid authorization bill for
next year, which received final approval in the
House earlier yesterday and was sent to the
White House. The supplemental spending bill
permits the programs to begin before the end of
this fiscal year, Sept. 30.
Congressional approval of renewed aid to the
Contras - the rebels fighting the leftist San-
dinista government in Nicaragua - is a victory
for President Reagan despite the limitations
imposed by the House.
The House refused last year to allow the CIA
to continue funneling arms aid to the Contras
and the program expired Sept. 30, despite
The House also voted earlier this year to
refuse to resume the aid, but eventually
agreed to permit humanitarian aid - food,
clothing and medicine, but no arms or heavy
transport - as long as the CIA and the Defense
Department do not have a role in the program.
The Senate voted to provide $38 million in aid
and would have allowed CIA involvement, but
during negotiations on the bill the Senate
yielded to the House position.
THE ADMINISTRATION also is barred un-
der the final version of the bill from arranging
for other countries, such as Honduras or El
Salvador, to funnel the assistance to the Con-
Agreement on the supplemental bill had been
stalled by a dispute over money for public
works water control projects. The compromise
plan appropriates $48.8 million for 41 new
Army Corps of Engineers water projects, 21 of
which have not yet been authorized by
Congress. Another $14.3 million is for four new
Bureau of Reclamation projects, all of which
Despite the earlier controversy surrounding
the Contra aid, House debate on the final version
of the bill was devoted almost entirely to the
water projects part of the bill.
THE HOUSE insisted on a change in the
compromise bill to declare that no money will
be released for the unauthorized water projects
until Congress passes a bill specifically ap-
proving them. The amendment was demanded.
by members of the House Appropriations
Committee, who recently reported an
authorizing bill, but have been unable in the
past several years to win final congressional
approval of their policy-setting measures.
During the brief discussion of the rebel aid
Rep. Joseph McDade, (R-Pa.), outlined the
agreement between the House and Senate, ad-
ding, "This unanimity signals, I hope, the
emergence of a true bipartisan consensus on
foreign policy in general and specifically on
this most vexing issue."
Freeze sparks mixed reactions
(ContinuedfrOmPaee) that has gone specifically for is fair as long as the standing of the
sophomores will play $3,635 per education'" said the student, who University is not diminished as a
term, while out-of-state juniors and asked to remain anonymous. result," said Susan Weisberg, a
Aeniorstwillspay $3,iper term. "I understand the state's rationale University law student.
MANY studenta said they thought - that they shouldn't have to raise "I really think the University is
that the University, as a state- tuition of in-state studenta," he said, going to start losing out-of-state
supported institution, should keep "But still, no one likes to pay more, students to private universities," said
tuition down for Michigan residents. especially if you're not getting more the anonymous out-of-state student.
"(The University) is a state school for it." Administration officials have also,
and it has an obligation to :in-staters, He added that he thought the Univer- expressed concern that the tuition for
who pay for taxes all their lives," said sity is already getting more money non-Michigan residents is too high.
Dean Nichols, an LSA student and than it should from out-of-state tuition "There can be negative implications
Michigan resident. because a state law limits the number of raising out-of-state tuition," said
Although he agreed that Michigan of out-of-state students to 20 percent of Lance Erickson, associate director of
taxpayers should be able to pay less the student body. Right now, about a admissions. "We become less com-
than out-of-state residents, one out-of- third of the University's students live petitive with good public in-
state University student said non- outside of Michigan. stitutions."
resident tuition is much too high. THE UNIVERSITY'S tuition is Erickson noted, however, that out-
"I HAVE in-state friends who say, among the highest in the nation for a of-state applications have increased
'Look, we pay taxes to this state all public institution, and some fear that "substantially" over the past two
year.' But I pay three times what they higher out-of-state tuition may even- years, despite tuition increases and a
do for tuition. In the three years that tually lower the quality of the Univer- smaller pool of high school graduates
I've been here, I really doubt that (a sity. in areas where the University
Michigan resident) has put in $9,000 "I think (the out-of-state increase) recruits.
Widow opposes government inuunity
LANSING (UPI) - The widow of a slain East Lansing to their degree of fault.
police officer yesterday urged lawmakers not to James Johnson, a veteran East Lansing police officer
strengthen government's protection from civil lawsuits. and the father of six children, was gunned down last fall
Valerie Johnson, who blames the state for releasing her by Wayne Harvey.
husband's killer from prison, suggested a suit is the only
way to obtain "any justice for my children and I in this Harvey had previously been convicted of second-degree
ungodly situation." murder, but won early release from prison in part due to
Johnson testified before the governmental immunity thestate'sPrison Overcrowding EmergencyPowers Act. Filling Dad
subcommittee of the Senate Select Committee on Civil "I don't know the extent of the state's legal negligence
Justice Reform, which also heard from government of- or liability ... but from a nonlegal, emotional perspective, Maureen Reagan enjoys a laugi
ficials who favor a strengthening of immunity protections. it appears to me and my children that the state (certainly Reagan, walk through the Whit
Pending legislation among other things, cap non- contributed) to the death of Officer James Johnson," Reagan, who headed the U.S. dele
economic damages at $100,000and limit agencies' liability Valerie Johnson told the committee. Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, brie
'Highlight Holmes, 7 & 10 p.m.; The Hound of the Basker- Meetings
villes, 8:30 p.m., MLB 3.
PerformancesUniversity AA - noon, Union.
If you're tired of the same old lunch routine, PHis House Christian Fellowship - Bible study,
break it by listening to the Patty O'Connor Quar- 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann.
tet in Liberty Park Plaza today at 12:15 p.m. The Union Cultural Program - Summer Music at Regents - 10 a.m., Regents' Room, Fleming
Mid-day Mid-town Music Series is sponsored by Mid-day, Catherine Gordon and Lyndon Administration Building.
the Ann Arbor Recreation Department and the Lawless, 12:15 p.m., Pendelton Room, Union.
Department of Parks & Recreation. School of Music - Voice recital, Richard Miscellaneous
FilmsIngram, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Films ga e cMichigan Summer School for Women Workers
Speakers - Women on the Frontline: Building Stronger
Michigan Theater Foundation - The Unions & a Better World, 7p.m., Union.
Draughtsma's Contrsct, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., University Counseling Services - Graham Scottish Country Dancers - Beginners, 7 p.m.;
Michigan Theater. Farrant, "Primal Therapy," 7:30 p.m., Ander- intermediates, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Community
Cinema Guild - The Adventures of Sherlock son Room, Union. Center, 2351 Shadowood.
h as she and her father, President
te House Collonade yesterday. Ms.
gation to the U.N. Decade for Women
fed the president on the conference.
A story in Saturday's Daily about
the Pinkertons, a local activist group,
failed to attribute a statement to the
attorney representing the Kerasotes
Corp. According to the story, the
Pinkertons have often portrayed
Robert Kerasotes as intentionally
locking the fire doors of theaters. The
statement should have been at-
tributed to attorney James Cameron.
According to a spokeswoman for the
Pinkerton, the group has never por-
trayed the company as deliberately
locking fire doors. The Daily regrets
the error. . ,