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Nicaragua
in need of
help, team
concludes
by Jesse Snyder
Daily Staff Reporter
Nicaraguans are being forgotten
by the United States in a time of
emergency, said four members of an
Ann Arbor delegation which re-
turned from Ann Arbor's sister city
of Juigalpa last month.
The delegation, which included
University faculty, gave a slide
show presentation of the trip to
about 80 Ann Arbor residents and
University students at the First
Baptist Church last night.
"The Nicaraguans are feeling
abandoned by the U.S.," said Kim
* Groome, a member of the delega-
tion. "Only one half of the aid
promised by Bush after the UNO
victory has been delivered, and the
number of U.S. citizens working
down there is only half of what it
was two years ago."
The problem, she said, is that
people assume conditions have im-
proved since the Sandinistas lost
power in 1990. "Things are as bad if
not worse as under the Sandinistas,"
she said.
The group, which included
Groome's husband Kevin Curran,
urban planning Prof. Alan Feldt,
and biology lecturer Stuart
Ketcham, toured Juigalpa in an ef-
fort to find where help is most
needed.'
The team found that the three
biggest problems facing Juigalpans
are inadequate sanitational, educa-
tional and medical facilities.
"There is a lot of poverty in
Juigalpa," Ketcham said. "And now
there have been cuts in government
service with the change in
government."
Delegation members plan to
raise funds for projects that could
help alleviate these problems, such
as the building of a school house, .the
implementation of a wash water
disposal system, and an olla de soy
(pot of soy) food project, which
will provide soy meals for the
malnourished.
They said they also hope to raise
money to build composting toilets
and collect used baseball equipment
for the children of Juigalpa, who
have few such diversions.
The sister city relationship was
officially established in 1986, when
Ann Arbor voters passed a ballot
initiative calling for an end to U.S.
military intervention in Central
America.
The same initiative also estab-
lished a Central American Sister
City Task Force to "foster commu-
nications and peaceful relations
with the people of Central
America."
Ann Arbor then asked Juigalpa, a
politically divided agricultural city
of 34,000, to be its sister city.
Since then, numerous delegations
have traveled between Ann Arbor
and Juigalpa. Aid from Ann Arbor
has included a $21,000 garbage
truck, the only one in Juigalpa,
which was driven to Nicaragua in

* 1987.

MSA reverses
on $500 to N.Y.
beating victim

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Any luck?
Ann Arbor resident Bryant Micou cools down by fishing for Blue Gill - a type of pan dish - on Barton Pond
this past weekend. It doesn't get any better ...
Pro-choice groups rally in
ansing against legislation

by Purvi Shah
Daily MSA Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
last week voted to reverse its deci-
sion to provide $500 toward the
medical expenses of a Black teenager
allegedly:beaten in a racially-moti-
vated attack.
New York teenager Alfred
Ewell was allegedly attacked June 1
by a group of five white men, in-
cluding LSA sophomore David
Donahue.
A Nassau County, N.Y., grand
jury recently dismissed 1st degree
assault and 2nd degree attempted
murder charges against Donahue.
However, he still faces charges of
2nd degree riot, 4th degree
conspiracy, and 4th degree criminal
possession of a weapon.
During the summer, the assem-
bly voted to send money to the fam-
ily - who has no medical insurance
- as a gesture against racial vio-
lence from the University
community.
But some representatives raised
objections on the grounds that Don-
ahue has not been tried and proven
guilty.
"I think a person is fundamen-
tally innocent until proven guilty.
It is on the assumption that Mr.
Donahue, who is a student at the
University, who is currently en-
rolled, was involved and was guilty
in some manner," said Engineering
Rep. Brian Kight.
"To say that we should apolo-
gize for something a student may
have done in some ways violates
that student's right to a fair trial
and to be innocent until proven
guilty," he added.
Other representatives, however,
argued that the resolution is not
meant to judge Donahue, but to
demonstrate the University's com-
mitment against racial violence.

"Obviously, we're not capable of
deciding (if Donahue's guilty). In
my opinion, as national media repre-
sented this incident, they said a Uni-
versity of Michigan student was in-
volved," said Rackham Rep. Jeff
Hinte.
He added, "I think that the
movement behind this resolution
was that 'No, this does not repre-
sent the sentiment of the
University."'
Social Work Rep. Colleen
Crossey concurred, explaining that
NBC's decision to match funds do-
To say that we should
apologize for
something a student
may have done in
some ways violates
that student's right to-
a fair trial ...'
- Brian Kight
MSA Engineering rep.
nated by the assembly should pro-
vide more impetus for passing the
resolution.
"The fact remains that a man was
beaten as a racial attack," she said.
"I think $500 is a small price to pay,
but it'll do."
Other representatives argued
that it would be wrong to send
money off-campus after just unani-
mously voting to call upon the
Board of Regents to withdraw the
new Infrastructure Maintenance Fee
and the State Legislature to provide
the resources.
"We get upset when we're talk-
ing about our own money and then
we're willing to spend others'
money," said LSA Rep. Jeff Muir.
"I think only the small minds think
that everyone at U-M feels this
way. I think that's just sort of a
wacky way to look at this."

by Julie Schupper
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
A coalition of local pro-choice
groups rallied on the Capitol steps
in Lansing Saturday to protest re-
cent state and national legislation
limiting abortion rights.
Both the Ann Arbor Committee
To Defend Abortion and
Reproductive Rights and The Ann
Arbor Washtenaw Chapter of the
National Organization of Women
(NOW) participated in the rally,
which targeted a state Senate pro-
posal that would require women to
wait 24 hours before receiving an
abortion.
"We are hoping the march will
send a message to legislatures that
we are aware of what is happening,
and we do not agree with it," said
Laurie McLean, chair of the local
Pro-Choice Task Force.

In the wake of federal and state
limits on reproductive freedom,
pro-choice supporters have rallied
to secure rights granted in the 1973
Roe v. Wade decision.
Recently, in the Rust v. Sullivan
decision, the Supreme Court upheld
the constitutionality of "the Gag
Rule" - legislation barring pub-
licly-funded clinics from discussing
abortion as an option for pregnant
women.
Furthermore, the state Senate is
now considering a "24 Hour Wait"
bill. If approved, the bill will re-
quire clients seeking an abortion to
undergo a waiting period.
Abortion rights supporters say
they are outraged by the current leg-
islation, contending that it repre-
sents an imminent threat to repro-

ductive rights.
"The Gag Rule is forcing family
planning clinics to choose between
receiving federal funding and doing_
their job in a responsible manner,"
McLean said.
Pat Rose, a member of Right to
Life of Washtenaw County, con-
tends that the "Gag Rule" is simply
a response by the Bush administra-
tion to enforce regulation which is
clearly provided for in the U.S.
Constitution.
In response to the proposed "24
Hour Wait" bill, Rose said the bill
"will allow women to explore
their decision more carefully. It is
kind of puzzling why anyone would
oppose this reasonable legislation."

Leader program aids new students PORTS

Program seminars focus on increasing

student involvement at the University

by Karen Sabgir
The Emerging Leaders Program
(ELP), organized by the Student
Organization Development Center,
will next week begin its fourth year
of integrating students into Univer-
sity life.
The program is designed to en-
courage first-year students to be-
come more involved in the Univer-
sity as well as make their first year
the best possible, said Lisa Jones, co-
coordinator and organizing consul-
tant of the program.
The weekly seminars - which
are open to all first-year students -
are designed to encourage self-dis-
covery in a small-group atmosphere,
Jones explained. The sessions focus
on students' individual skills, self-
assessment, and confidence-building.
Students who have gone through
the program serve as leaders and

present a different topic for discus-
sion each week.
Communication skills and meet-
ing people will be the theme of the
first seminar. Also on this fall's
agenda are team building and group
involvement; being more effective
with others and appreciating diver-
sity; managing time, money, and
stress; and goal setting.
LSA senior Lissy Kotick joined
the program in its first year after
her mother heard about ELP during
summer orientation. Although
Kotick said she was hesitant at first,
she loved the program, and has gone
on to become a group leader and stu-
dent coordinator of ELP.
Kotick said she met many people
through ELP and also learned a lot
about the University. Within the
small group, she could ask questions
about CRISPing, for example,

"without feeling stupid." The ELP
is a way for a "bunch of students to
get together and say, 'I'm confused
about this."'
Since she completed the first
seminars three years ago, Kotick has
become more involved in the orga-
nizing and production of ELP. She
has also joined Alpha Phi Omega, a
service organization, and helped co-
ordinate various campuswide
programs.
Following this fall's ELP ses-
sion, coordinators and students will
evaluate the overall program and
begin training new group leaders.
Students interested in the leadership
positions' will fill out applications,
go through interviews, and fulfill
several hours of training in work-
shops and retreats during winter and

summer terms.
Kotick said she believes that ELP
is not only a positive confidence-
building experience, but essentially
a survival course for first-year
students.
The groups meet from 6 to 8
p.m., three times a week; Mondays
at Bursley Hall, Tuesdays at South
Quadrangle, and Wednesdays at
Mosher-Jordan Hall. Participants
pick the one evening or time that is
most convenient for them. Atten-
dance is not mandatory at all of the
workshops, but Jones recommends
that students attend as many as
possible.
Jones encourages all first-year
students to come to a mass meeting
tonight in the Michigan Union
Ballroom, from 7 to 9 p.m.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Enact, weekly mtg. SNR, 1040 Dana, 7
p.m.
"Evita," UAC/MUSKET production,
mass mtg. Union, Anderson Rm, 7 p.m.
AIESEC, international business
association, mass mtg. Business School,
rm 1270, 7-8.
Homecoming, mass mtg for students
interested in volunteering for
Homecoming. Union, rm 2105,7 p.m.
The Outing Club, mass mtg. Grad
Library steps, 7 p.m.
Student Alumni Council, mass mtg.
Alumni Center, 7 p.m.
UAC/Impact, mass mtg. U-M's only
performance workshop. for non-Dance
majors. Union, Wolverine Rm, 7-8.
"The Fantasticks," UAC/Soph Show
mass mtg. Union, Pendleton Rim, 8-9.
U-M Asian American Student
Coalition, mass mtg. East Quad, 52
Greene, 7:30.
GEO meeting. Angell Aud C, 7:30.
International Observer, mass mtg.
Union, Welker Rm, 7 p.m.

University of Windsor. Chem Bldg, rm
1640, 4p.m.
"Technology and Education," Robert
Kozma. 1014 Dow Bldg, 3:30-5.
Bernadine Healy, director of the
National Institutes of Health. University
Hospital, Ford Amphitheater 11 a.m..
Furthermore
UAC/Comedy Company Auditions,
Union, Crowfoot Rm, 4-10 p.m.
Guild House Writers Series, Joe
Matuzak and Josie Kerns. Guild House,
802 Monroe, 8:30-10.
Academic Year in Essex,
informational mtg. 5208 Angell, 1-3.
Career Planning and Placement.
Welcome to Career Planning and
Placement, CP&P Library, 4:30
Business Intern Program Mass Meeting.
Rackham Aud, 5-6.
The Medical School Experience. CP&P
Program Rm, 6-7.
Public Service Intern Program Mass
Meeting. Rackham Aud, 7-8.
Blues Party and Open Mike Night,,
every Monday, $1.50 cover. Blind Pig,
8:30.
U-M Ninjitsu Club, Monday practice.

Duderstadt
defends 'U'
use of gov't
funding
by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
In a speech to alumni volunteers
Friday, University President James
Duderstadt defended the University
against attacks of financial
mismanagement.
Duderstadt's statement in refer-
ence to the Health and Human Ser-
vices (HHS) draft audit of the Uni-
versity was his first on the issue
since the report was leaked to the
press Tuesday.
Duderstadt acknowledged that
there was $300,000 which HHS au-
ditors questioned as unallowable
indirect research expenses, but
stressed the amount was minimal.
"It's pretty hard to imagine any,
other university or corporation or
federal agency with a record that
good.... Three-one thousandths of
one percent of our expenditures

REGISTRAR'S BULLETIN BOARD
Each term the Registrar will publish important information
and key dates affecting students
DATES TO REMEMBER
Last day to:

Wed.,Sept. 25
Wed., Sept. 25
Wed., Oct. 16

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.

Beginning:
Thurs., Sept. 26
Thurs., Sept. 26

WITHDRAW FROM FALL TERM - pay half tuition and $60
registration fee through Wed., Oct. 16. 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
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