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Levin speaks to

Fraternity

,College I
by Nicole James
U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-
Mich.) helped to start off the year for
the College Democrats, with a
speech ranging from topics such as
abortion to defense spending to edu-
cation at Hutchins Hall last night.
Levin, who is up for re-election,
addressed key issues on which he dif-
fors from his opponent, Bill
Schuette, a Republican, in his bid
for a third term as senator.
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
Arbor), who is also up for reelec-
tion, and State Sen. Lana Pollack
(D-Ann Arbor) spoke at the meeting
as well.
Calling Levin the "best U.S.
Senator in the country," Pollack,
one of the two women in the Michi-
gan Senate, cited the Democrats'
support of abortion rights, as an ex-
ample of a key difference separating
the Democratic and Republican par-

)ems.

Bullard called for increased voter
turnout and urged the audience to
"get Levin back to Washington," de-
spite the "millions of dollars" spent
by Schuette's campaign to "distort
(Levin's) image."
Also present were Democrats
running for election on county and
local levels: Eula Tate, running for
Washtenaw County Clerk, Christina
Montgue, the Democratic candidate
for County Commissioner, and can-
didate for regent, Don Tucker.
Levin, who received two standing
ovations from the audience, stated
that students have an important role
to play in the changing world. He
urged the government needs to bring
home "a significant number" of U.S.
troops from Europe, reduce defense
spending, and put more emphasis on
domestic issues.
The nation should produce "star

Levin

sleepou
by Jennifer Hirl
Sympathetic attitudes towards the
homeless will not solve Ann Ar-
bor's homeless problem, members
of Phi Beta Sigma, a service based
fraternity, decided.
To illustrate the situation home-
less people face every night the
groups 10 members held a sleepout
on the Diag Saturday night.
LSA senior Jessie Kilgore, the
fraternity's secretary said he decided
to organize a sleepout because he
recognized that Ann Arbor and sur-
rounding communities have a seri-
ous homeless problem. He added the
Ann Arbor city government can find
money for everything but low cost
housing.
"The city would rather beautify
South U. What was the real pur-
pose? I don't care if there are pink
bricks on the sidewalk or not," LSA
senior and fraternity's vice president
Harold Mitchell said.

schools instead of Star Wars," he
said.
Levin said he felt that one of the
reasons he was a target for oppo-
nents was that he "fought the poli-
cies of President Reagan" and "voted
more against President Reagan at the
height of his popularity than did any
other United States senator."
The College Democrats, who
will be holding a voting registration
drive on the Diag this week, urged
people to register.

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fo

Engineering seni
a member of Ph
agreed. "Ann Arbor
ing structures wh
have homes. Somen
initely be diverted t
he said.
Fraternity mem
sleepout in the cen
with buckets for mo
and boxes for blan
food offerings.
"People sleep in
weather on a day to
simple donation li
save a life," Kilgor
society believe tha
are a privilege, but
right."
The sleepout pa
out in the Diag f
Jegede said lots of1
stopping off. "We
to have a large numl
just thought we'd

sponsors
r homeless
or Idowu Jegede, hours, which is not much when the
i Beta Sigma, homeless have to do this every
is building park- night."
en people don't Although few people were in the
money could def- Diag Saturday night, the sleepout
o the homeless," attracted students walking home after
the Michigan-Notre Dame football
bers set up the game.
nter of the Diag One reaction was not sympathetic
netary donations towards the homeless.
nket and canned Passer-by Chip Joyce, LSA
sophomore said, "I have no sympa-
thy for the homeless. First of all, I
sub-zero degree feel sorry if they are mentally unsta-
day basis, and a ble, but I don't like the idea of pro-
ke a blanket can moting the homeless. Homeless can
e said. "People in survive in Ann Arbor because there
t food and shelter are students that can give them
in actually it is a handouts."
But another student held a differ-
rticipants camped ent view.
for seven hours. Traci Palmer, an engineering ju-
people have been nior, said, "I think the sleepout is
're not expecting good, but I wish more people would
iber of people, we have turned out, especially with the
sleep for seven vast majority of students here."

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Puerto Rican poet
stakes part in
Hispanic festival

Confirmation
hearings shed light
on David Souter

by Shalini Patel
, Puerto Rican author, activist, and
poet Piri Thomas lead a poetry read-
jng last night in Bursley Residence
Hall as part of the month-long His-
panic Heritage Celebration.
Thomas began the hour and a half
long program with Felipe Luciano's
t,'Message to a Dope Fiend" which he
tread with the rhythmic energy found
r in a rap song. His fingers too moved
With the rhythm of his voice.
From Sandra Maria Esteves' "A
La Mujer Bounquence," the story of
4, strong barrio woman, to E.M.
Shorb's "Dirge for the Dead Stu-
,dints," inspired by the Kent State
shootings, all of the works which he
,.read shared the theme of oppression.
{. Despite the anger and sadness in
these poems, Thomas said he be-
lieves that people everywhere can
live in unity. "What is color?" he
asked. "When you go in the ground,
.worms don't care what color you
. ire." He pointed to the "breed named
i greed" as the enemy of all people.
n, Thomas, who calls himself an
"organic intellect with a doctorate in
'Ethe art of living," was born to
Iatino/Hispanic parents in New
York City's Spanish Harlem. He
?'turned towards drugs, gang warfare,

and crime during his adolescence and
spent seven years of a fifteen year
sentence in prison for armed robbery
and felonious assault.
The bullet he received in his ab-
domen before his arrest convinced
Thomas he had to find a different
outlet for his rage. He channelled his
anger into poetry, an important part
of Hispanic/Latino culture.
Last night's program was one
part of the Hispanic Heritage Cele-
bration which began on September
13 and goes to October 14.
Music school senior Jean Reed
and business school graduate student
Aubrey Hurse, Bursley's two minor-
ity peer advisors, said they believe
this program and others like it will
enhance the multi-cultural atmo-
sphere at the University and foster an
understanding of different cultures
among students.
Some of Thomas' works include
Down These Mean. Streets, Savior,
Savior Hold My Hand, Seven Long
Times, and Stories from El Barrio.
He has also had articles published in
The New York Times and the Satur-
day Review of Literature. He has
appeared various radio and television
shows including The Today Show
and Midday Live.

WASHINGTON (AP) - David
H. Souter, described by one senator
early in his Supreme Court confir-
mation hearings as "the stealth nom-
inee," is not the same mystery man
he may have been to many Ameri-
cans just days ago.
His two days of nationally tele-
vised testimony before the Senate
Judiciary Committee yielded signifi-
cant insights into Souter the man
and Souter the judge.
Everyone was not satisfied with
his answers, especially his reluctance
to detail his views on abortion. But
at least something was learned of
this New Hampshire judge who was
virtually unknown outside of his
home state before he was tapped by
President Bush in July.
Perhaps more will be learned to-
day - Souter's 51st birthday -
when he returns for a third day of an-
swering senators' questions.
Here's some of what has been
learned so far:
0 Souter says he gave the Bush

administration no assurances about
how he would vote on any case, in-
cluding one involving abortion
rights. He also says he has not made
up his mind about how he might
vote if the court were asked to over-
turn its 1973 decision in Roe vs.
Wade, which legalized abortion.
He thinks constitutional pro-
visions should not be interpreted to
mean only what their framers in-
tended, but what they mean in to-
day's world. That separates him from
those conservatives who espouse an
"original intent" approach.
He never heard his parents re-
fer to another human being in racial
or ethnic terms.
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Hispanic Art KRISSY GOODMAN/Daily
LSA Junior Tracy Watt studies in the Union Art Lounge, where they are
celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with an exhibition by artists Ram~n
Hill and Nora Mendo.
GM-UAW contract

882nd Airborne pulls
;out of Saudi Arabia.

C-- CHAMPION CITY, Saudi Ara-
bia (AP) - The first American
,ground forces to reach Saudi Arabia
have been given a new mission that
will take them away from the front
lines but would put them even closer
l any combat,
The 82nd Airborne is ill-equipped
to fight the strong Iraqi army, but
lecause of its readiness for swift de-
loyment, it was the first U.S.
Army combat unit to hit Saudi soil
under Operation Desert Shield.
Now, as heavier, tank-fighting
hafdware arrives, the military wants
the paratroopers to get ready for an-
other job- perhaps to parachute
into Iraq or Kuwait if necessary, top
officials say.
The 82nd - some members of
which spent last Christmas in
Panama- began arriving within a

day of President Bush's August 8 de-
cision to send troops to help defend
the Saudi kingdom from possible at-
tack by Iraqi forces.
With Vietnam-era M55 Sheridan
light tanks, the 82nd would have
proved no match for Iraqi forces, had
they decided to continue south from
Kuwait with their heavy Soviet
tanks.
"In those early days we were as
much a politicalstatement about the
United States position as a deterrent
force," one 82nd officer recently said.
"For some time there were a lot
fewer of us here than they were
telling the folks back home."
Another 82nd member, who, like
his senior officer, spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity, said he was con-
fined to base at Fort Bragg, N.C.

negotiation
DETROIT (AP) - Negotiators
continued working yesterday after
their first all-night session trying to
work out a new three-year contract
between the United Auto Workers
union and the General Motors Corp.
GM spokesperson John Maciarz
and a UAW official who declined to
be identified said yesterday the long
bargaining involved direct meetings
between UAW President Owen
Bieber, Vice President Stephen
Yokich and GM Vice President -
Alfred Warren.
It was the first overnight bargain-
ing session since negotiations began
July 18. Neither would talk about
what the three discussed.
"They (UAW members) feel
that's a good sign," UAW Local 977
President Gary Sorrell said yesterday
from GM's stamping plant in
Marion, Ind.
Sorrell will attend a briefing to-
day in a suburban Detroit hotel of
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the 300-member GM bargaining
council, made up of local presidents
and bargaining committee chairs.
Announcement of that meeting
late last week gave rise to specula-
tion that an agreement was more
likely than a strike. About 300,000
active GM workers are covered by
the UAW-GM contract.
National contract talks this year
have focused on job security, income
protection and pension issues.

LEARNING
DISABILITIES
SOCIETY
MASS MEETING
DATE: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18,1990
TIME: 7:00-8:30 P.M.
PLACE: WELKER ROOM MICHIGAN UNION
ALL ARE WELCOME, LD AND NON LD.
Refreshments wnnR be served.
*THE LEARNING DISABILITIES SOCIETY PROVIDES AND
INCREASES CAMPUS SUPPORT AS WELL AS STUDENT, STAFF
AND FACULTY AWARENESS ABOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES.

Registrar's Bulletin Board
Each term the Registrar will publish important information and key dates affecting students
Dates to Remember:

t

Wed., Sept. 26
Wed., Sept. 26
Wed., Oct. 17

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Withdraw From Fall Term-with payment of the $50 disenrollment
fee and $60 registration fee.
Drop Classes-with a reduction in tuition and without a $10 change of
election fee. Note: Some units (Law, Medicine and Dentistry) begin
classes on a different academic calendar and this date will vary for
those units.
Withdraw From Fall Term-with payment of half tuition and $60
registration fee. Note: This date will vary for the units having a
different academic calendar.
Withdraw From Fall Term-pay half tuition and $60 registration fee
thru Wed., Oct. 17. This fee adjustment applies only to complete
withdrawals from the term and not to a reduction of credit hours.
$10 Change Of Election Fee-payable in advance at the Cashier's Office
for drops, adds or modifications to Fall Term Schedule.
- --- .- - , - -*.1 F .

Meetings
Circle K Service Organization
regional meetirg at 7 p.m. in the
Welker Room, Michigan Union.
Asian American Association
mass meeting at 7 p.m. in the
Pendleton Room.
Jewish Feminist Group meeting
at 7:30 p.m. at Hillel. 769-0500.

"Smoke Free" program registra-
tion at Health Services, 207
Fletcher. 763-1320.
"The Transformation of
Poland's Political System: The
Changing Political Framework." -
-- Professor Adam Bromke speaks at
8 p.m. in the Rackham Ampitheater.
Author Joseph Chilton Pearce
will give an introduction to the
teachings of the Siddha Paath. 7-

1. Would you like to work for
yourelf?
2. Would you lke to set your own
hours?
3. Are you sef-motvatd?
4. Are youa bt of anentrepensur?

Thurs., Sept. 27
Thurs., Sept. 27

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