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2The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, February 8, 1989
World and Nation
Congress defeats proposed pay increase
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON - Congress
voted Tuesday to take away its 51
percent pay raise and rushed the
legislation to President Bush, who
was expected to sign the measure
before a midnight deadline.
Lawmakers were anxious to end
the public outcry against the $45,500
increase, which left them feeling, in
the words of one representative, like
"cannon fodder for trash television
and talk radio."
First, the House voted to reject the
raise by a vote of 380-48. Less than
three hours later, the Senate followed
suit by a vote of 94-6.
Although Bush had supported the
raise, spokesman Martin Fitzwater
said his boss "will abide by the wishes
of the Congress.'"
The congressional votes also
denied large raises for top federal
executives and federal judges. The
Constitution forbids judicial raises
from being scaled back once they
have taken effect.
Some lawmakers predicted that
defeating the judicial raises would
accelerate an exodus of judges and
federal managers from government
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole,
R-Kan., said Bush told Senate
Republicans Tuesday he might ask
Congress to approve lesser raises for
the judges and executives.
With its votes. Congress rejected
raises proposed by a presidential
commission and endorsed by then
President Reagan. Senators and
representatives would have seen their
salaries rise from $89,500 to $ 1 35,000.
During its less than 30 minutes of
debate, the Senate heard Jesse Helms,
R-N.C. and a foe of the raise,
proclaim that the vote shows the
American people that "you can fight
city hall and you can take on the
Congress of the United States with
all its legerdemain and all its legis
The Senate last week voted 95-5
against the raise, but the wording of
that resolution differed from the
House version approved Tuesday.
Sen. James Jeffords, R-Vt., who had
voted against the raise, voted for it
The other senators voting to
sustain the raise were Democrats
Christopher Dodd of Connecticut,
Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts
and Spark Matsunaga of Hawaii; and
Republicans Frank Murkowski of
Alaska and Ted Stevens of Alaska.
Cold temperatures wreak havoc across nation
From Associated Press reports
; Idaho National Guard troops
Tuesday helped rescue livestock
stranded by 15-foot snow drifts that
have buried hundreds of other anim
als, while the nation's deadly cold
snap pushed temperatures to record
lows in several states.
But Mardi Gras revelers didn't let
a little cold stop them. Men in
miniskirts pranced through New
Orleans French Quarter in near
freezing weather, as others pitched
tents along parade routes.
I live to just go up and down the
street and get my picture taken," said
a man in black lace corset, garters
and goosebumps who refused to be
At least 79 deaths have been
blamed on the cold weather since Jan.
31 , when frigid air blew out of Alaska
and into the lower 48 states.
In Dubois, Idaho, two dozen
National Guard troops used front-
end loaders to battle snow drifts up
to 8 feet tall that have blocked city
streets since last week. ,
A Guard helicopter flew over the
surrounding countryside in search of
surviving livestock stranded in snow
covered fields. Hundreds of animals
were already dead.
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About 2,500 people were vacci
nated Tuesday, leaving 5,000 to be
vaccinated on Wednesday.
Student volunteers are assisting
officials from the Orange County
Health Department, UNC Student
Health Service and other health
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agencies with the vaccinations.
"It's really been a cooperative
effort," Kugler said.
Nursing and pharmacy students,
students from Alpha Phi Omega
service fraternity, resident assistants,
area directors and housing officials
have all volunteered, said Susan
Wallace, service vice president for
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Guardsmen prepared to use the
helicopter to drop hay to stranded
cattle and sheep, said Ross Mayfield,
operations officer for the Idaho state
Bureau of Disaster Services.
County Commissioner Ab Laird
said fewer than 300 of his 980 sheep
had survived the snow and cold, and
only seven of 787 cows had been
found alive on his property in eastern
Idaho. Snow had accumulated as
deep as 15 feet.
game ticket distribution on Jan. 15,
students realized through the number
system that lower-level distribution,
stopped at 550, only allowing 1,600
students to sit in the lower level. The
Athletic Association responded to the
students' complaints with an addi
tional 50 seats in the lower level.
Although the CAA has decided
against a five- or 10-minute boycott
of a basketball game, Geer said the
organization was still expecting a
dramatic increase in seating numbers.
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For the Record
In Tuesday's story, "Area blood
supply at critical low," the donator
of the 6-foot submarine sandwich was
incorrectly identified. The Westgate
Subway made the donation.
The Daily Tar Heel regrets the
President Bush to submit
1990 budget to Congress
From Associated Press reports
Bush plans to send Congress a
$1 . 16 trillion budget for fiscal 1990
on Thursday that would freeze
military spending at the level of
inflation to help pay for new
domestic initiatives, administra
tion aides said Tuesday.
Bush himself said his budget
would make a "strong beginning"
toward the major campaign prom
ises he made during a 1988 cam
paign in which he repeatedly
promised a "kinder and gentler
In a major change of emphasis,
Bush will reject former President
Reagan's call for a 2 percent rise
in defense spending above infla
tion and will propose increases in
dozens of categories that Reagan
sought to slash, said officials who
spoke on the condition of
Bush's budget outline, a 125
page rewrite of the lame-duck
budget Reagan submitted last
month, was pronounced "pretty
well finalized" by Bush on
Of his new budget plan, Bush
said, "It will meet my fundamental
commitments made to the Amer
ican people in terms of not going
out there and raising taxes. It will
make, I think, a strong beginning
in some of the areas that a lot of
us talked about in the past cam
paign: the environment, educa
tion, certainly anti-narcotics . .
Hunger strike in South Africa
Africa Nearly 200 black detai
nees, some held without charge for
nearly 1,000 days, are staging a
hunger strike to demand their
freedom, parents of the prisoners
In another protest, more than
150 white women demanded that
the government halt conscription.
The hunger strike began Jan. 23
with 20 detainees at Diepkloof
Prison in Soweto, the huge black
township outside Johannesburg.
By Monday, all 191 detainees
News in Brief
there had stopped eating, parents
of some detainees told reporters.
"We have tried all avenues: We
have gone to the courts, we have
petitioned government ministers
. . . but to no avail," explained
Wallace Montsitsi, 64, who said
his son has been in detention since
Several dozen parents of the
hunger strikers called a Johannes
burg news conference to publicize
the plight of their children.
About 30,000 people have been
detained without charge for var
ying lengths of time under a 32
month state of emergency. About
1,000 people remain in detention.
The parents distributed a state- '
ment they said was written by the
hunger strikers. It said 20 new
detainees were brought into the
prison last week, including a 15-year-old
and a 16-year-old.
"To us this hunger strike is a
life-and-death issue, and we are
prepared to take it to its logical -conclusion,"
the statement said.
Group opposes N.C. lottery
RALEIGH The director of
Concerned Charlotteans called on
lawmakers and church leaders
Tuesday to unite against a state
wide lottery and its "drain on our
Joe Chambers told a news
conference on the steps of the
Legislative Building that there is
"tremendous support for passing
a lottery referendum in this ses
sion." He sent letters to each
legislator enlisting support to
defeat the bill.
"The fact that North Carolina
is facing an innumerable amount
of social problems is not deterring
gamblers or lottery supporters
from pushing for yet another step
of regression," Chambers said. He
said the lottery preys on the poor
and encourages other anti-social .
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Leslie has her
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Leslie spent more on parkins fines than on
books last semester.
Moreen can easily walk to campus or
downtown Chapel Hill from Granville.
Leslie's neishbors had a little party last
Moreen lives on an academic floor at Gran
ville. She can study or sleep anytime.
Leslie's social life has been in somewhat
of a slump.
Moreen enjoys Granville's social and recre
ational prosram, which includes cookouts,
dances and movies.
Leslie had to sisn a 12-month lease even
thoush school lasts only nine months.
Granville's lease is for the academic year
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