The Carnegie Corp. is pulling out all the stops for its planned 1991 report on the application of science and technology to government for the benefit of society. Earlier this year, the philanthropic organization formed a commission to prepare the sweeping report, loading it with such luminaries as Joshua Lederberg, Jerome Weisner, Bobby lnman, John Brademas, Donald Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter. But even that star-studded cast apparently wasn't luminous enough. Now, the new commission has taken the unusual step of creating an advisory council laden with equally eminent notables, ranging from Jonas Salk and David Packard to Lewis Powell and Gerald Ford. "One of the commission's functions is to cast as wide a net as possible," explains Carnegie Corp. spokeswoman Avery Russell. "This mechanism allows us to do so without demanding too much of these people." Another, unspoken reason is the political clout that the hoard will add to the...
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