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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 service. 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 lative ability.'" 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 Tuesday. 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 identified. 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- Vaccination 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. from page 1 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 mm 4 nrl llill! Ccid CcrsEcnorrs tcU&ttuie 4- Sate 2S riMWMHMMWnMWMIHIIMMltfS f February 1st' 14th Don't Miss It! 7ml 967-GOLD Laserset resumes LASER PRINTERS on Franklin Street above Sadlack's 967-6633 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 APO. ADQITV east f ranklin uHt!, ...7. f r..pJE.L. fiL.L. i??f?. THE OMLWISPIIME WARM HiSTERPlECE OF .ILL M cpncitivf ANn rtSk-vHr Sons Tr,,sy' ls I m honest and real." TORCH SOXG IliiTRIlOfiY, 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. Seating romPagei 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. Lrulliv U 1 SI SI 1 I O if fTryifnnnrArif? ..MA ( LS 5625 Vla?3Bark :o5ii i;&2si: soo oii ot s&as teara S all IB w3ffiw& f you work for the University or Memorial Hospital, you can Li qualify for FREE checking at The Village Bank with no minimum balance, and no monthly fee. Simply sign up for direct deposit of your paycheck, open your checking account, and you're all set. Here's what you'll get: o No minimum balance requirement o No service charges o Set of 200 free (wallet-style) personalized checks o Saturday Banking hours o And RELAY, our teller machine network that lets you get cash all over To sign up, simply stop by any of our six Village Bank offices. Our most convenient location to campus is just Vb block off Franklin Street at 113 N. Columbia St. Start getting FREE checking today. It is absolutely, positively, the only way to bank. Village Bank 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 error. President Bush to submit 1990 budget to Congress From Associated Press reports WASHINGTON President 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 nation." 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 anonymity. 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 Tuesday. 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 JOHANNESBURG, South 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 said Tuesday. 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 December 1987. 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 moral conscience." 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 . behavior. r I - f- 1 Leslie has her own apartment Moreen Ilv2s in Granville IbWers fSa a a CL-O 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 nisht. 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 only! Granville Towers IE GRANVILLE TOWERS ecauseVouVz Got Enough To Wosty About University Square Chapel Hill 929-7143 '.it OFFER EXPIRES Feb. 6, 1989 Member FDIC

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