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safety is
focus of
r Pxe
LANSING (AP) - A report re-
ased yesterday said complications.
6pcurred in only 34 of the more than
36,000 abortions performed last
year in Michigan.
The Department of Public
Health report was released one day
before a Senate panel resumes work
on a bill requiring doctors to warn
women that abortion is dangerous.
The president of the Michigan
Abortion Rights Action League said
the complication rate of 9.4 out of
every 10,000 abortions showed the
measure was unnecessary.
"It says what we have said all
along, which is that an abortion is
one of the safest surgical procedures
being done and this certainly con-
firms that," said Carol King.
Backers of the measure said doc-
tors underreported the number of
Barbara Listing said women who
Ohave complications after an abortion
rarely return to the same doctor for
"A number of the clinics are run
as chains. Their only real business is
doing abortions," said the president
of Right to Life of Michigan.
"The question is quality of care
and if they are running an abortion
every 10 to 20 minutes and are re-
afly an assembly line, then is that
doctor going to give you good fol-
low-up care or are you going to go
to somebody who is a family doc-
Right to Life of Michigan is the
state's largest anti-abortion group.
It is pushing the measure that re-
quires a 24-hour waiting period for
women seeking abortion.
The bill would require a doctor
to give women information about
the risks of abortion including in-
fection, bleeding, sterility, perfora-
tion of the uterus, sterility and
The health department report
said shock was the most common
complication. It was reported in 29
cases. Bleeding was reported in three
The report listed one case each of
*uterine perforation, cervical lacera-
tion and retained portions of the fe-
tus, and two other unspecified com-
plications. No deaths were reported.
The numbers total 37 instead of
34 because more than one complica-
tion occurred in some cases.
In 1989, 78 cases of complica-
tions were reported among the
36,557 abortions done in Michigan.
That was, a rate of 21.3 complica-
tions for each 10,000 abortions.


Baker will fly east to

quick turnaround, Secretary of State
James Baker will return to the
Middle East Thursday hoping to
capitalize on the interest Arabs and
Israelis have shown in peace talks,
the State Department said yesterday.
"No one knows how long this
opportunity will exist," Margaret
Tutwiler, the department spokes-
person, said in announcing Baker's
third visit to the region in a little
more than six weeks.
He will leave tonight and go
first to Luxembourg for talks with
European foreign ministers, and
then make stops in Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, Syria and probably Jordan.
In all, he will have been home in
Washington between trips barely
100 hours.
This time Baker may make a stop
in Jordan, indicating the inclusion of
the Arab kingdom in planning for a
Middle East settlement.

U.S. aid to Jordan was jeopar-
dized after King Hussein was per-
ceived to have supported Iraq in the
Gulf War.
Hussein had said the war against
Iraq was "against all Arabs and all
Muslims and not against Iraq
Jordan controlled the West
Bank, now held by Israel, from 1948
until 1967. Baker last month left
Jordan out of his itinerary, but on
his trip last week he held talks in
Geneva with Foreign Minister
Taher al Masri.
Stopping in Amman, the
Jordanian capital, on the new trip
would be a diplomatic gesture to-
ward the king.
At the heart of U.S. policy in the
Middle East is an effort to persuade
Israel to give up all or most of the
West Bank. Bush, Baker and other
U.S. officials have been intention-
ally vague, however, on whether the

aim is to have Jordan' control the
territory again.
Baker returned from the regioti
late Friday night, reported to Bush
over the weekend, and they con-
cluded "all parties are taking a sep-
ous approach to peace in the Middle
East," spokesperson Tutwiler said.
Bush and Baker believe follow-
ing up now, directly with the Arabs.
and the Israelis, is important if
progress is to be made, Tutwiler
She concluded the brief ai-
nouncement with the customary
caveat that "there is much work to
be done, questions to be answered.
Israeli Foreign Minister David
Levy, speaking prior to the public
announcement of Baker's returp,
trip, commented in Jerusalem:
"This is a good sign. It shows his
labor is bearing fruit."

Income statistics on the
president, Quayle released

What a mess
Chris Olsen and Walt Campbell of #1 Restoration Company tear up
rotting cement next to the School of Education Building yesterday.
Nursing school
faculty to travel,
study in China,

Associated Press
The first family's income de-
creased down to $452,732 in 1990
from $456,780 the year before, re-
turns released by the White House
showed yesterday.
As a result, their tax bill also
declined slightly - $99,241 to the
Internal Revenue Service from the
$101,382 they paid on 1989 income.
The family's 1040 form, which
lists President Bush's occupation
simply as "president" and Barbara
Bush's as "housewife," showed they
were due a $14,129 refund.
However, the president decided
to apply $10,000 of that to his 1991
Although well over half the
first family's income still comes
from President Bush's blind trust,
it also included the president's
$200,000 salary and $1,000 that
Barbara Bush made for an article she

sold to Reader's Digest last fall on
the importance of reading to
The Bushes claimed $97,118 in
itemized deductions, including
$38,667 in contributions to 50 char-
ities and $330 to unidentified chari-
ties by the blind trust.
Bush also reported receiving
$7,042 in royalties from his 1988
campaign book, "Looking
Forward." Both President Bush and
Barbara Bush donated the proceeds
from their writings to charity.
The Bushes did not list any in-
come on Barbara Bush's bestseller,
"Millie's Book," released last fall.
However, Barbara Bush said the
volume, which purports to be told
through the eyes of her pet spaniel,
produced a first royalty check of
$625,000 that was paid directly to
Meanwhile, Vice President Dan

by JoAnne Viviano
Faculty members from the
School of Nursing will have the op-
portunity to learn the nursing tech-
niques of the People's Republic of
China firsthand.
"Our goal is to collect on-site
information about learning needs of
practicing nurses in China's hospi-
tals and community settings," said
Nursing Associate Professor
Lillian Simms.
'Our goal is to collect
on-site information
about learning needs
of practicing nurses
in China's hospitals'
- Lillian Simms
Nursing Associate Prof.
Simms was awarded a $17,000
grant from the W. K. Kellogg
Foundation earlier this term. The

18-month grant, which began Feb. 1,
is to be used for an exchange pro-
gram with the People's Republic of
China. Two University nurse-schol-
ars will be sent to the country and
two nurse-scholars from China will
be brought here.
"We hope to develop an ongoing
partnership between the U-M
School of Nursing and selected
nursing schools in China," Simms
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation,
established in 1930, is a private
grant-making foundation. It awards
grants to organizations and institu-
tions which have designed programs
in an effort to solve some estab-
lished problem.
Types of programs supported by
the Foundation include agriculture,
education, health, leadership, and
youth. Grants are concentrated in
the United States, Latin America,
the Caribbean, and southern Africa.

Base closings are sel
good faith, Cheney1

Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, re-
ported paying federal taxes of
$24,558 on an adjusted gross income
of $121,126. The Quayles' income
included $1,702 in interest income
and $11,742 in dividend income, 41
from Quayle's holdings in his fain-
ily-run Central Newspapers Inc.
The vice president reduced his
$123,250 vice presidential salary to
$117,307 by contributing to a so-
called 401(k) retirement plan,
which allows taxes to be deferred
until the money is drawn.
The Quayles claimed $3,624 in
charitable contributions and will:
receive a refund for $1,438 from the;
federal government. They also;
claimed a $9,625 loss associated,
with the costs of renting the house
they own in McLean, Va.
The Quayles reported late last
year they will be in the 31 percent:
bracket from this year on.
ected in_
tells panel
Among the major base closings-
are Fort Ord in California, located,
in the district of House Budget:
Chair Leon Panetta, (D-Calif.), and
the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in
the home state of House Assistant
Democratic Leader Bill Gray and in
the district of Democratic Rep.
Thomas Foglietta.
Cheney responded that the:
California governor, Pete Wilson,
and one senator, John Seymour, are;'
Republicans while GOP Sen. Arlen
Specter represents Pennsylvania.
The eight-member, independentw
panel has until July I to decide
whether to approve or amend
Cheney's list.

Defense Secretary Dick Cheney re-
jected congressional charges yester-
day that politics played a role in his
proposal to close 43 U.S. military
bases and scale back 28 other instal-
"When I made the announcement
... I did not know at that time which

bases fell in which members' dis-
tricts. I did not want to know," the
Pentagon chief told the Base
Closure and Realignment
Cheney said he wanted to avoid
accusations that the list is based on
political affiliation, but charges of
partisanship surfaced even before
the recommendation was officially
announced on Friday.
"I don't know what those people
are thinking about but it almost
looks like the Democratic strong-
holds have been hit the worst," said
Rep. Joe Moakley, (D-Mass.), who-
complained about the proposed
closure of Fort Devens.

What's happe~ning in Ann Arbor today

Census takers find
large amount of
Michigan homeless

Recycle U-M, weekly mtg. 1040
Dana, 7 p.
Kaffeestunde, weekly German con-
versations. MLB third floor confer-
ence room, 4:30 p.m.
German Club, weekly mtg. MLB,
Rm. 2004,7:00 p.m.
Anthropology Club, weekly mtg.
Dominick's, 7:30 p.m.
Time & Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, weekly mtg. Call 971-
2072 for info. 2439 Mason Hall, 8
Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly mtg.
New members welcome. Fuller Park,
lower fields, 5 p.m.
Students Concerned About Animal
Rights, weekly mtg. Dominick's, 7:30
Take Back the Night, weekly mtg.
Conference Rm. A, League, 7:30 p.m.
"Recent Research in Neolithic
Thessaly," Kostas Gallis. Kelsey
Museum, 4 p.m
"The Constitution-Making Porcess:
A Comparative Study of the Late
Eighteenth Century and the Late
Twentieth Century," Jon Elster. 250
Hutchins, 4 p.m.
"Explorations in China," T a l
Hiebert. International Center, noon.
"Workingson Peasant Farms and
Plantations: Chaging Relations of
Gender and Class in Rungwe

New York University. Rackham West
Conf. Rm, 3 p.m.
"Automotive Performance from a
Race Driver's Perspective," Jackie
Stewart. Chrysler Auditorium, N.
Campus, 6:30.
Dina Lawrence, keynote speaker for
World Health Day. School of Public
HealthIIAuditorium, 7:30.
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions 8-1:30 Sun.-Thurs.,
Fr.-Sat. 8-11:30. Call 936-1000 or stop
by 102 UGLi. Also at the Angell Hall
Computing Center 1-3 a.m. Sun. -
Thurs. Call 763-4246 or stop by the
courtyard. The last day of service will
be Wed., April 24.
Northwalk, nighttime safety walking
service. Functions Sun.-Thurs. 8-1:30
am., Fri.-Sat. 8-11:30. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley. The
last day of service will be Wed., April
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sun.-Thurs.,
Angell/Haven Computing Center, 7-
11:00 p.m.; 611 Church Street Com-
puting Center, Tue. and Thurs. 7-
11:00p.m., Wed. 8-10:00. p.m.,
American Chemical Society, tutor-
ing. Chem Bldg, rm 1706,7-9.
Women's Rugby Practice. U of M
Club Sports. Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
ACORN internship opportunities.
Baker-Mandela Center, E.

from staff, wire reports
The Census Bureau said it
counted 4,046 people in shelters and
on the streets of Michigan cities
last year, but advocates for the
homeless scoffed at the figure
Census counters fanned out
across the country the night of
March 20, 1990, to count homeless
people who otherwise might not
have been included in the decennial
population tally.
In Michigan, census takers found
2.1 percent of the nationwide total
of people in shelters - 0.5 percent
of the national total of people on
the streets.
Figures were released for eight
Michigan cities, including Detroit
(1,141 in shelters, 170 on streets)
and Ann Arbor (195 in shelters,
four on streets).
Jeri Schneider, a member of Ann
Arbor's Homeless Action Com-
mittee (HAC), said she was not
surprised with the shelter estimate,
but suspects that the number of
homeless people is much higher.
HAC members believe there are
as many as 1,500 homeless people in
1 _ _ 1 _t _ 0 L_ 2 J _ _ _'A 1,..- -4

"Even if (a complete homeless
count) had been our objective, the
absence of a generally agreed-upon
definition of homelessness would
have made that task impossible,"
said John Connolly, a Census Bureau
Vivian Buffington of New
Detroit Inc. laughed when given the
totals for Michigan's largest city.
"To think that there are only
about 1,000 homeless people in
Detroit - that can't be right," she
Several hundred men line up at
Fort Street Presbyterian Church
near the New Detroit Inc. office ev-
ery Thursday for showers and food,
Buffington said. She said she knew
another church that regularly
houses 60 adults and children.
"And those are just two places,"
she said. "There are many more."
The primary benefit of the gov-
ernment's count may be to illus-
trate the limited shelter space avail-
able, said Karen Ulrich of the Food
Bank Council of Michigan.
"What it clearly does not do is
indicate how many folks are on the

Is "Political Correctness"
killing independent
thought and speech on
America's ,
The Politics of Race
and Sex on Campus
By Dinesh D'Souza
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