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2The Daily Tar HeelMonday. February 3. 1986
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By JEANNiE FARIS
U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, D-IH., told Democrats and
reporters at Meredith College in Raleigh Saturday that
he planned to enlist North Carolina's Democrats in
a drive to change the system of campaign financing.
Simon spoke at the College Democrats Winter
Seminar about the bill he and Sen. Charles Mathias
Jr., R-Md., have introduced to limit congressional
campaign financing for general elections.
The bill would not provide money to primary
candidates, but party nominees would get $1.5 million.
Also, no private contributions would be permitted in
the general elections, he said.
The new system . of financing would put the
Republican and Democratic parties on equal standing,
he said. Republicans always get more campaign
contributions and can spend more on elections than
the Democratic Party, said Simon, a first-term senator.
He said campaign spending should not be allowed
to reach past levels. As an example, he cited the 1984
North Carolina U.S. Senate race, when Sen. Jesse
Helms, R-N.C, spent $16.2 million and former
Democraitic Gov. Jim Hunt, spent $9.1 million.
Simon held a press conference after his address and
discussed his views on the Democratic Party and key
When asked about the federal budget, Simon said
he supported the Gramm-Rudman Act, which would
balance the budget in five years by putting a ceiling
on the deficit every year.
Althought it is a necessary step to combat President
Reagan's "worst ever" budget policy, Gramm-Rudman
would make cuts in financial aid to students, said
Simon, a long-time advocate of higher education.
"If Gramm-Rudman works, if we restrain ourselves,
well be in good shape, he said.
He said he was "sympathetic to bills that would
exchange a chance for higher education in return for
public service. Work in the military, the Peace Corps,
or state mental hospitals could be exchanged for
educational benefits, he said.
When asked about foreign aid, Simon said
communism appealed to people for what it is against,
not what it is for.
"The best way we (the United States) could combat
communism is not by sen ding . . . artillery but by seeing
to it that people are not hungry or desperate," he said.
The United States is playing into the hands of
governmental opposition by sending military aid to
other nations, he said.
"If we decide we want to overthrow governments
we don't like, that's about two-thirds of the govern
ments in the world," he said.
Military spending is too high because there is no
point in building up missiles because one would destroy
the world if activated, he said.
"We must ask ourselves what we really want," he
said. "Do we really want to be able to fight five wars
in five different countries?"
When asked how the United States should handle
terrorism, Simon said economic sanctions should be
implemented. Sending troops only makes the nation's
leader a hero to his people, he said. '
The United States hais enough economic power to
bring about major changes in world governments.
Bishop Desmond Tutu has said U.S. economic power
is the only one strong enough to stop the apartheid
system of government in South Africa, Simon said. .
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The Rehabilitation Center for the
Blind in Raleigh has helped over 15,000
individuals from 1980 to 1985, accord
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state and federal funding in the past five
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Gruber said that the center's newest
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For intensive therapy, the center can
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The center recently moved from
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From Associated Press reports
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)
A NASA investigation of a
November accident that slightly
damaged Challenger's left rocket
booster blamed workers for not .
handling it properly and for using
The board of inquiry also said it
found inexperienced and unmoti
vated workers at the solid rocket
assembly facility at the Kennedy
Two boosters provide most of the
thrust for the shuttle on liftoff,
pushing it nearly 30 miles into the
sky before dropping away. A theory
under study regarding Challenger's
explosion Tuesday is that the right
booster ruptured and shot flame
, toward the main tank.
Navy finds sailor guilty .
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) A navy
sailor was found guilty Thursday of
premeditated murder in the fatal
stabbing of a white lieutenant at sea,
a verdict which could result in the
Navy's first use of the death penalty
since 1849. '
An eight-member military jury
deliberated for almost four hours
before finding Petty Officer Mitchell
T. Garraway Jr. guilty in the June
-16, 1985, slaying of Lt. James K.
Sterner aboard the USS Miller.
Garraway, 21, pleaded guilty to
unpremeditated murder in the slay
ing while in waters off the Bermuda
His plea virtually guaranteed he
would be sentenced to life imprison-
ment. But the Navy sought a con
viction on a premeditated-murder
charge, which is punishable by either
a life or death sentence.
Reagan aims high this week
WASHINGTON (AP) Presi
dent Reagan hits Congress with both
barrels this week his State of the
Union address Tuesday night and his
fiscal 1987 budget on Wednesday.
White House officials said the
speech would focus on broad themes
rather than specific proposals and
aim more toward the public than
However, the president is expected
to ask Congress to revise the nation's
welfare system to put more pressure
on recipients to find jobs. The
president has long contended that
many people receiving assistance do
not want to work.
Reagan is also expected to seek
more control over the budget pro
cess. The pending plan is the first
submitted by the president since the
enactment of the Gramm-Rudman
deficit reduction law.
Curfew imposed in Haiti
PORT AU PRINCE, , Haiti
(AP) The government Sunday
ordered a partial curfew in Cape
Haitien, a flashpoint of demonstra
tions against President-for-Life Jean
Claude Duvalier of Haiti, and
restricted foreign reporters to Port-au-Prince.
National said Cape Haitien's 80,000
residents have been ordered to keep
indoors between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 2 p.m.
Eleven people have been killed
since demonstrations began a week
ago in the nation's second-largest
city. Three people were shot to death
there last Monday, and three people
were trampled to death Wednesday
when demonstrators mobbed a
CARE warehouse. Five people died
Friday in demonstrations in Port-au-Prince.
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