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Speakers. y
disabled
need new
prospects
by Marah Gubar

Presidential palace attacked;

Investing in Ability Week
opened with a focus on equal em-
ployment opportunities for peo-
ple with disabilities, as defined by
the Americans With Disabilities
Act (ADA), which Congress
passed last year.
Panelists yesterday morning
included Elsa Cole, general coun-
sel for the University; Thomas
Hustoles, a partner in a
Kalamazoo law firm; and Art
Stine, assistant to the director of
the Michigan Department of
Civil Rights.
Hustoles, who has practiced
employment law for 18 years,
called the ADA "the most signif-
icant piece of employment legis-
lation passed by the U.S. federal
government since the 1964 Civil
Rights Act." He cited a study
completed before the act which
found that of the 43 million
Americans who have been identi-
fied as disabled, 58 percent of men
and 80 percent of women were un-
employed.
"The cost to society is enor-
mous, and for this reason, among
others, the ADA was enacted
with overwhelming support," he
said.
Cole said that, generally
speaking, the law protects those
who have a physical or mental
impairment that substantially
limits one of the major life activ-
ities, those. who have had a record

Yugoslav
ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP) -
Yugoslav air force jets rocketed the
presidential palace in the capital of
secessionist Croatia yesterday, nar-
rowly missing the republic's lead-
ers and the federal premier.
The precision onslaught came
hours before a deadline set by the
European Community for the par-
ties to cease hostilities or face eco-
nomic sanctions. It also came de-
spite an appeal from Soviet Presi-
dent Mikhail Gorbachev not to esca-
late the civil war.
Many residents of Zagreb fled to
shelters yesterday night. Phospho-
rous flares illuminated the sky and
explosions could be heard. TV pro-
gramming went off the air, and
streets were empty under a night-
time curfew.
"It was by sheer miracle that we
stayed alive," Premier Ante
Markovic, a Croat and leader of the
Yugoslav federal government, told
his office in Belgrade by telephone,
according to the Tanjug news
agency.
Markovic said he was meeting
with Stipe Mesic, the Croatian
chairman of the federal presidency,
and Croatian President Franjo
Tudjman in the palace when "the
hall we were in was hit by a rocket
from an air force plane," Tanjug
said.
Markovic blamed federal De-
fense Minister Gen. Veljko Kadije-
vic for "the attempted murder" of

Croatia's leaders. He said he would
not return to Belgrade, the federal
capital, until Kadijevic was fired.
The Croatian Defense Ministry
said the rockets were fired by a fed-
eral air force jet. The federal mili-
tary denied ordering the bombing of
Zagreb and said, "It is not to be ex-
cluded that the Croatian leadership

blockades affecting 25,000 soldiers.
"We have decided to liberate
them by force," Tanjug quoted Kos-
tic as saying. "This is no longer a
military but a moral question."
The EC reported its observers in
Croatia were unable to do their
work yesterday because of the fierce
fighting.

civil war escalates

'This was a top-class pilot. It was a very
accurate hit. They were aiming for (the
president's) office'
- Mate Lauzic
Bodyguard to Croatian President
Franjo Tudjman

KHIS1F~F F-K r ILLh I i a_ ,
Art Stine, assistant to the director of the Michigan Department of Civil
Rights, speaking at yesterday's opening of Investing in Ability Week.

of having such an impairment, and
those who an employer regards as
having such an impairment.
"The ADA changes very little
for the University of Michigan,"
she said. "It fine tunes, it adds,
but we will not have to make any
major changes in our policies."
Stine, who worked for the
'Michigan Handicappers' Civil
Rights Act of 1976, said the re-
lated federal and state laws were
very compatible.
"Where we want to go in
terms of employment protections
is to develop a system that looks
at individuals in terms of ability
to perform a job," Stine said.
"We have let barriers build up

against the disabled through inat-
tention or stupidity. And that's
what this law keys into - an atti-
tude that leads to a mental or
physical barrier," he said.
The week-long series of events,
which aims to encourage employ-
ers and the public to focus on the
abilities of people who have hand-
icaps, will continue through
Friday.
"Hopefully this week will
promote the University's aware-
ness about the need for programs
for students here with disabili-
ties," said Emily Singer, learning
disabilities coordinator of
Services For Students With
Disabilities.

staged this attack."
The military also said it was
possible a federal jet had acted uni-
laterally in self-defense.
An EC-brokered hold on Croa-
tia's June 25 independence declara-
tion expires at midnight yesterday.
Croatian officials put their re-
public on a state of alert.
At least 600 people have died
since Croatia declared independence.
Some estimates put the toll at
2,500.
Branko Kostic, vice president of
the federal presidency, told parlia-
ment in his home republic of Mon-
tenegro that the Yugoslav army
could no longer tolerate Croatian

Gorbachev sent a message to Yu-
goslav leaders saying an attack on
Zagreb "would generate strong
condemnation worldwide." He said
he was concerned about the safety of
Soviet nationals in Croatia.
Two rockets went through the
roof of the presidential palace,
severely damaging the two-story
building. Glass and debris were
scattered in Tudjman's office.
"This was a top-class pilot,"
said Mate Lauzic, Tudjman's body-
guard. "It was a very accurate hit.
They were aiming for his office."
Windows in nearby buildings,
including parliament, were blown
out as well.

Bullard proposes universal

health care for

New council will help cut
through funding red tape

by Bethany Robertson The Vice President's office has
WDaily Administration Reporter allocated money to student groups

Student groups on campus often
confront a maze of options and ap-
plication processes when they search
for money for their organizations.
But with the creation of the Stu-
dent Services Programming
Council, the Office of the Vice
President for Student Services is
trying to help student organizations
*find their way to the thousands of
dollars available yearly through its
office.
In addition to 12 administrators
from various groups around the
University community, Assistant
Vice President for Student Services
and Council Chair Royster Harper
is searching for four students to
serve on the board.
"It's very helpful to pull in all
*these different sources," said Shay
Willis, a council member and orga-
nizational consultant for the
Student Organization Development
Center. The Council also includes
members from organizations such as
the University Activity Council
and the Office of Arts and
Programming.

for several years, but there has never
been a formal application process,
Willis said.
"The whole purpose of this was
to provide improved service to stu-
dent organizations that are seeking
funding assisting for program-
ming," Willis said. "They needed
more input and structure put into
the process so that all students have
'There's a lot of
money across campus
for different groups'
- Andrew Kanfer
MSA Treasurer
an equal opportunity to apply for
funds."
Usually, student groups looking
for funding petition the Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA). But An-
drew Kanfer, MSA treasurer and
one of the student members of the
council, said MSA gets three to four
times as many requests as it can han-
dle.

"There's so much money re-
quested that student groups basi-
cally know they're not going to get
everything they ask for," Kanfer
said. "But there's a lot of money
across campus for different
groups."
Kanfer estimated that the Vice
President's office donates approxi-
mately $40,000 a year to various
student groups.
The new council has two basic
criteria it will consider when evalu-
ating student group applications,
Willis said. First the council will
look at the impact that funding will
have on students involved in the or-
ganization. In addition, the council
will study the program's effect on
people throughout the University
community.
Willis said the purpose of these
criteria is to ensure "that the learn-
ing experiences can be shared."
Once organizations have been ap-
proved for funding, they are encour-
aged to secure a faculty staff advi-
sor. Groups must also submit
midterm and final reports of spend-
ing. Applications can be picked up in
Room 3000 of the Michigan Union.
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Fall Fashion Issue,
coming Oct. 25, is
looking for students
who want to bare their
most personal art.
Whether it be an ornate
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just a simple 'MOM', if
you want to show your
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fall fashion issue, please
call
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764-0552

by Nicole Hennessey
State Representative Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) has pro-
posed universal health care for
Michigan, in an effort to help one
million citizens without health in-
surance.
Brad Geller, an aide to Bullard
who has worked to develop the plan,
described the proposal as "universal
access to comprehensive services
with a single payer that is tax fi-
nanced."
Michigan has the tenth worst in-
fant mortality rate in the nation -
the second worst for African
Americans - Geller said, adding
that the need for an improved health
care system is urgent. "We are liv-
ing in the dark ages."
The proposal would cover every-
one in the state, replacing private
health insurance as well as Medicare
and Medicaid. Hospitals would
work on an annual budget paid
through taxes.
"Everyone would be a partici-

pant in this single1
said.
Geller said the
Health Committee
ings on the nronos

Mi~chi gan
program," Geller Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, and
Hawaii are also considering univer-
e House Public sal health care proposals. Hawaii,
will hold hear- the closest to implementing univer-
sal, but not until sal health care access, has spent sev-
eral years debating the proposal.
Outwardly, Geller said, health
care delivery would remain the
same, but salaries for doctors, ii-
cluding specialists, would be set by
the state, similar to Canada's urn,
versal health plan.
Bonnie Slack, the nursing supef- 4
visor at Grace Hospital in Windso.,-
Ontario said that Canadas
"socialistic medicine is driving a lot
of the young doctors away." A doc-
tor working 90 hours a week still
gets paid the same salary as other
doctors, she said.
"The system is abused at timesx
by the people who overuse the free
,due to the dras- care for every ache and pain at the
posed change. taxpayers expense," Slack added.
lic to gain con- "In general, Canada's system is bet-
he bill before we ter than Michigan's present system,
," Geller said. but there are drawbacks."

Bullard
as late as next year
tic nature of the pro
"I want the pub
sciousness about th
jump into anything

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LIST

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Attorneys say,
aid recipients
received too
little notice
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - At-
torneys for Michigan's poor asked a
judge yesterday to put on hold the
end to a state-funded welfare pro-
gram because recipients didn't get
enough notice.
Ingham County Circuit Judge
James Giddings said he would decide
soon whether to issue a preliminary
injunction.
Attorneys from Michigan Legal
Services, a group that takes on cases
for the poor, argued that the end to
General Assistance (GA) on Oct. 1
violated recipients' due process
rights because they never were told
their benefits would end automati-
cally unless they submitted proof
of eligibility for the new State Dis-
ability Assistance program.
The attorneys said the new pro-
gram was essentially the same as
GA, and that the state and federal
constitutions require that recipients
get adequate notice and an opportu-
nity to be heard if there is a change
in a continued benefit.

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Meetings
Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, weekly mtg. 2439 Mason, 8
p.m.
Graduate Employees Organization,
membership mtg. Rackham Amphithe-
ater, 7:30.
Women's Issues Commission. MSA
Offices, 3rd floor of the Union, 5 p.m.
Public Relations Student Society of
America (PRSSA), mass mtg. 2050
Frieze, 6 p.m.
Israel Conference Day, mass mtg. Hil-
lel, 8 p.m.
The Yawp, U-M's literary magazine,
mass mtg. 7627 Haven, 7 p.m.
Undergraduate English Association,
mass mtg. 7627 Haven, 8:15.
Speakers
"Dodge Neon: Car of the Future,"
Mike Flattery. Chrysler Aud, North,
Campus, 6 p.m.
Furthermore
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m. and
Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Stop by1
102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Extended'
hure nea1 a m ..3 n m.at the Angell

walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
WALK.
Participating in the University with a
Disability. Diag, 11-noon.
The Wheelchair Experience. Several
locations, noon-4.
"Creating and Managing a Barrie
Free Environment," panel discussion.
Union, Kuenzel Rm, 1:30-3.
"The Mad Hatters," educational the-
ater. Irwin Green Aud, Hillel, 7 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
Church Street, 7-9.
U-M Swim Club, Tuesday workout. IM
Pool, 6:30-8:30.
Women's Rugby, Tuesday practice.
Mitchell Field, 5:45-8 p.m.
Jane Kenyon, visiting writers series.
Rackham Amphitheater, 4 p.m.
Career Planning and Placement.
On-Campus Recruitment Program In-
formation Session. Angell Aud A, 6:10-
7.
Manufacturers Bank, employer presen-
tation. League, Henderson Rm, 7-9.
"Graduate School, anyone?" panel
discussion, 1500 EECS.6-8:30.

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