TURNING BACK THE CLOCK

THE GOVERNMENT'S AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION PROGRAMS ARE UNDER SCRUTINY AND NOT LIKELY TO SURVIVE INTACT

FEW PEOPLE WOULD CONFUSE FRANK Washington with someone who needs a federal handout. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, a former assistant to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and a multimillionaire. When his interests faced a challenge in the nation's capital recently, he alerted his high-powered law firm, Skadden Arps; hired one of the town's best-connected lobbyists, Rob Leonard; and got several of his well-connected friends to telephone a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Robert Matsui. One of the callers was Matsui's campaign treasurer, a man the Congressman rarely ignores.

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