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Festival draws 1,500 kids
BY BARRIE BERSON
It was a carnival of culture -
music, dancing, languages, and art.
But above all, it was a time of
learning and fun for over 1,500 chil-
dren of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Children ran around the Michigan
Union yesterday afternoon dazzled by
coins from China, art from Thailand,
and masks from Mexico. They took
part in the festivities of the fourth
Annual Children's International Fes-
tival, honoring 20 cultures.
Each year's festival is designed to
promote cultural exchange and di-
yersity for children ages three to ten,
said Joan Horton, director of The
Pound House Children's Center and
one of the coordinator's for the fes-
"It helps them become familiar
with other fascinating cultures and
entertains them by teaching about
each culture's unique characteristics,"
* Five years ago Horton organized
the festival to educate the commu-
nity about diverse cultures. She in-
vited international students from the
University to display their culture -
from art exhibitions to dances,
films, and musical performances.
"I like having the (University
students) participate and begin to see
that their energies can help young
children and international people as
well," said Horton. "It's a real edu-
cation for everybody."
Horton said she would like to see
an international festival for Univer-
"I'm learning to speak Spanish,"
said Maggie Downey, a three-year-
old from Pound House.
"It's wonderful!" exclaimed the
mother of 19-month-old Alper Can.
"We have a similar festival in Tur-
The children, who wore the cos-
tumes of their heritage, showed them
off in a fashion show. One child
wore a Japanese kimono, .another
wore a purple satin robe from Ma-
Children floated from booth to
booth learning about Japanese ori-
gami, or paper creations, paper
mach6 masks from Mexico, and
Twelve children from the Ann
Arbor Chinese School performed a
Chinese Aboregian dance. In addi-
tion, there was a room showing in-
ternational films such as "Rikki
Tikki Tavi", "Sneetches", and "Little
"I saw that movie in school
once," said one little boy to his
mom, in passing.
One child ran back to his parents
to explain how elephants are trained
to pull logs out of the woods in
Thailand. He asked them if he could
get one too. They handed him a bal-
Amy Bhavsar of Tappan Junior High in Ann Arbor performs a dance
from India at the International Children's Festival yesterday at the
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cently, without a regular site.
Members of the community ran
into debt to hold the event.
The term "Pow Wow" has
evolved to mean generosity and
giving. Organizers of the event
define the Pow Wow of today by
the Winnebago term, Hayluska,
meaning "to give."
Many of the participants were
"people of the three fires," the
Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway
tribes of Michigan.
"Our culture is getting
stronger," said Oliver Brant, who
had a booth at the Pow Wow.
"Our people are becoming more
active and involved. Now affluent
Indians can help support their
Despite recent advances, gov-
ernmental support is still limited.
Native Americans must still
largely fend for themselves. Can-
ada is more supportive of these
people than the United States,
But while outside help is not
strong, personal faith is. "We are
not a vanishing people," said
Bearskin. "We are alive and well
and continuing the traditions."
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Half doubt health of S&Ls, poll says
NEW YORK - The nation's beleaguered savings and loan industry
lacks the confidence of nearly half the American public and a third of its
depositors, a Media General-Associated Press poll has found.
Respondents to the national survey doubted the government's ability
to find a lasting solution to the S&L crisis. Only 53 percent of the 1,108
adults polled regarded S&Ls as a safe place to keep their money, compared
with 93 percent who saw banks as safe.
While S&Ls have sustained record withdrawals lately, federal analysts
chiefly blame the higher interest rates that are available elsewhere.
Federal*insurance is insufficient to cover accounts at the estimated 350
savings and loans that are failing, and the government has taken over 166
of the worst-off thrifts while Congress and the administration devise a
plan to rescue the industry.
GAO says EPA in risk of scandal
WASHINGTON - Congressional investigators have concluded the
Environmental Protection Agency is risking a major procurement scandal
by letting Superfund contractors police themselves for potential conflicts
EPA enforcement is so lax a Superfund contractor investigating a
hazardous waste site also could be working for the polluter who dumped
the chemicals there and the agency wouldn't know it, the General
Accounting Office said.
The report said a company working for both sides could feed the EPA
biased data, thereby weakening legal efforts to recover cleanup costs from
Congress' investigative arm said in one instance EPA did not discover
such a conflict after a company attempted to represent both the agency and
a polluter at a preliminary settlement hearing.
Discovery returned in best condition
of shuttle flight series, NASA says
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Discovery returned from
its five-day mission in what appeared to be the best condition of any
space shuttle, with only minor damage to its protective tiles, NASA
officials said yesterday.
A preliminary examination indicated only 10 thermal protection tiles
will need to be rep'laced, in contrast to the last shuttle flight in December
when nearly 200 tiles were severely damaged. In addition, the tires,
brakes, and engines that troubled some previous missions performed well.
"We need to go back and look (at mission records) but I doubt if we
could even find one that looks this good," said Discovery Flow Director
Discovery's flight was the 28th shuttle mission and third since flights
resumed after the explosion of Challenger, which killed its seven crew
members and brought a long suspension of the shuttle program.
8 in 10 Americans prefer organic food
WASHINGTON - An overwhelming majority of Americans say they
would buy organically grown food if it cost the same as fruits and
vegetables treated with pesticides or synthetic fertilizers and nearly half
would pay more, according to a survey released yesterday.
The strong preference for chemical-free fruits and vegetables showed up
in a survey conducted even before the recent scare over poisoned grapes
and apples treated with Alar. The poll was taken well before last week's
temporary ban of Chilean fruit because two grapes has been injected with
the poison cyanide.
The Louis Harris poll conducted for Organic Gardening magazine found
that 84.2 percent of those surveyed would choose organically grown food
if given the choice.
Perhaps more surprisingly, 49 percent said they would pay more for
the organic food, the poll showed.
Engineer travels every inch of
state highways in search of bumps
LANSING - Charles Reed has a name for those bone-rattling
stretches of highway that are every car owner's nightmare and every
alignment specialist's dream.
"We call them a-lot-of-thumbs," said Reed, the man who travels every
inch of Michigan's state highways and interstates each year to rate how
After covering 16,000 miles last year from the western reaches fo the
Upper Peninsula to the Indiana and Ohio state lines, th state
transportation engineer knows just where the worst thumbs are.
The bumpiest stretch he encountered in his 1986 Toyota Tercel station
wagon was the five miles of Michigan 183 that end at Fayette State Park
near Bay de Noc in the Upper Peninsula.
The best stretch was the newly completed eight-mile section of
Interstate 96 north of Lansing that curves northeast from I-96 to U.S. 127
just south of DeWitt.
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stances with out students' consent,
The Abolitionists vehemently
oppose a required class on racism.
Case said those who support the
class "feel its their moral impera-
tive" to do so.
"(Supporters) see racism as the
source of all evil, rather than the
symptoms of others," said Walker, a
Residential College sophomore.
Case called the present assem-
bly's actions to derecognize groups
such as Cornerstone Christian Fel-
lowship and Tagar "censorship."
"We support absolute freedom of
speech... and oppose all censorship,"
Walker said that if "a campus
Nazi organization" wanted to use a
room in the Union "they should
have this right." He said that though
the example was extreme, there
should be no double standard in
All the parties agree that they
want to get students more involved
in campus government - and the
Abolitionists have a battery of plans
to increase student input, including a
regular professional poll, all assem-
bly members using MTS regularly,
and working with other student gov-
an April Fools Day concert
Eastern Michigan University
Saturday, April 1, 1989
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