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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 19, 1988
Football empties libraries, almost

BY LISA POLLAK
It was Saturday and these students were ready.
They woke up, put on comfortable clothes, and
got psyched up for the day's events. They took
their seats - which were great - and diligently
studied the sights before them. After all, there
wasn't much else to do.
These students went to the library.
This is a story about the people who cared
more about passing than passing up, preferred the
stacks to the stands, and knew their coursepacks
better than their fullbacks. It's a quiet story, a
story of little pagentry, a story that begs the
question: Why?
"The fact is, I needed to study," said engineer-
ing junior Scott Alexander. "You can do it better
when there's nobody around.... Besides, you can

get trashed at home."
This sentiment was echoed Saturday through-
out the undergraduate and graduate libraries,
where a scattered group of students adamantly de-
fended their plans.
"It's not like there's something wrong with
us, or we don't like Michigan or something. We
just have better things to do. Not everyone goes
to the games," said one, who preferred to remain
anonymous.
But the story of the library on football Satur-
day is, frankly, kind of boring. No one runs,
blocks, throws, marches, screams, or cheers.
They just stare. And flip pages. And take notes.
Still, after all the polls, predictions, and point
spreads, this select group of diligent students
might have been the best oddsmakers of all. "I

care what happens, but I came here because I was
sure Michigan would lose," said first-year LSA
student Dosie Dwyer.
"It's a little boring here, but I figured we'd
lose to Miami anyway," said LSA senior Cathy
Kim. Added another: "Like Jimmy Johnson, I'll
get the last laugh - and all my homework
done."
The story of the library on football Saturday
is, when you get right down to it, the kind of
story that nobody thinks about and doesn't really
matter. It's sort of how one student, hidden high
within the grad's South Stacks, felt Saturday af-
ternoon.
"I could die in here and no one would know."
In the library on a football Saturday, Wolverine
hopes are the same way.

Spending bill looms over Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Remember President Reagan's
nationaly televised pedge in January
to veto future catchall spending bills
like the $600 billion behemouth
Congress sent him last year, and the
promises by scores of lawmakers
from both parties not to do it again?
Guess what may be about to
happen.
As the Oct. 1 start of the 1988
fiscal year approaches, increasing
numbers of senators and represen-
tatives, and their aides, concede that

an omnibus spending bill looms as a
real possibility.
It wouldn't be as large as last
year's. After all, two of the 13
individual appropriations bills that
finance the government have already
been signed into law, and four others
have been sent to Reagan for his
signature.
But with the presidential cam-
paign influencing much of what
happends in Washington these days,
and with the hopper stuffer with
legislation Congress wants to pass

WHAT'S
p .HAPPENING
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and Tuesday, September 27
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before leaving town next month, a
catchall spending bill may well be
the result.
"I don't see any way out of that
scenario right now," Sen. Ted
Stevens of Alaska, a ranking Re-
publican on the Approprations
Committee, said recently.
Everyone agrees that come Oct.
1, a short-term ominus bill is
virtually unavoidable, providing
financing for a week or two for all
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agencies which money has not yet
been provided for the new fiscal year.
But if spending legislation is not
finished by the time Congress
adjourns in mid-October, lawmakers
would likely either pass another
omnibus bill to tide the government
over until Congress returns in
January, or send the president a
package of all remaining
appropriations bills and dare him to
veto it.
The engine that would drive such
a measure would be defense. Reagan
has already vetoed a Pentagon budget
bill containing arms control
language and cuts in the "Star Wars"
missle defense system, a rejection
that was interpreted as an effort to
make defense an issue in the
presidential campaign.
Mon.-Sat. 11-8 551 S. Division

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Gilbert kills 60 in Mexico
MONTERREY, Mexico - Workers searched yesterday for the bodies
of up to 200 people swept away when a river poured over its banks and
overturned four buses. Sixty people were confirmed dead.
The buses were caught in the path of the Santa Catarina River, when a
flash flood spawned by Hurricane Gilbert ripped a 40-mile-long path of
destruction Saturday through northern Mexico's most populated region.
By yesterday, the river, which had swollen to a 150-foot-wide torrent,
was almost back to its normal size of 20 feet. Soldiers were then able to
use cranes to pull the crushed body of one intercity passenger bus from
the mud.
Meanwhile, in northeastern Mexico, U.S. Coast Guard aircraft from
New Orleans were picking up scores of people near Vallecillo that were
threatened in Mexico and parts of Texas.
State Treasurer: tuition
program interest rates high
LANSING - Some savings and loans have been setting interest rates
too high for parents taking out loans to invest in the state's guaranteed
college tuition program, state Treasurer Bob Bowman says.
If those rates don't begin to drop soon, the Michigan League of
Savings Institution may lose its exclusive contract with the state, which
is guaranteeing Michigan Education Trust loans, Bowman said.
Fixed-interest rates MET loans last week ranged from 9 percent to
12.25 percent, based on a state-compiled list.
The lowest variable rate, according to the state's list, was 8.5 percent
at Traverse City's small Northwestern Savings and Loan.
The banks and savings and loans defend their rates. They say that in
most cases, their rates are below home equity loan rates and well below
those charged for personal loans.
Pope visits Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Pope John Paul II yesterday urged the
Marxist government and rebels to end their 12-year civil war and called for
international aid to rebuild the country.
On the last full day of a 10-day trip through southern Africa, the Pope
was greeted by a crowd of 5,000 when he blessed an orphanage in a slum
of reed huts.
The government, he said, "should make efforts in the sense of
building."
Addressing himself to the rebels, the pope said: "Abandon the paths of
violence and vengeance. Put aside destructive action and try to save what's
left."
During his homily, the pope said Mozambique should be afforded
"peace from the outside, of an ideological, military, and economic nature"
- an apparent reference to South Africa, which has been accused of using
a variety of tactics to harrass Mozambique.
Lotto winners split $33mil
LANSING -- Two tickets will split a record $33.5 million Super
Lotto jackpot after matching the six numbers in the latest drawing, the
Bureau of State lottery said yesterday.
A computer check found two of the 19.6 million tickets for Saturday's
drawing matched the numbers 20, 27, 29, 39, 42, and 44, lottery
spokesperson Ron Hall said.
The winners will split a jackpot that, after seven consecutive rollovers
in the twice-weekly game, had grown to $33,555,966, Hall said.
They will receive the second-largest single prizes ever awarded in
Michigan - $16.5 million. The largest single award was a $17.1 million
jackpot won Feb. 13 by the M$M Lotto Club of Port Huron.
The total payout from Saturday's drawing was even larger, at
$37,685,310, the most prize money ever for a single drawing in
Michigan, Hall said.

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