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AFL-CIO
president
.lashes out
at Bush
DETROIT - (AP) - American
workers are being "royally stiffed"
by President Bush, who campaigned
on a promise to create 30 million
new jobs during his time in office,
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland
said yesterday.
"Giving him full credit for a
small growth in jobs before his re-
cession began to destroy them, he
now owes us about 29,750,000,"
Kirkland told the opening session of
the trade union convention in De-
troit.
The host city has an unemploy-
ment rate of 24.9 percent.
"He has only a year left to come
Sacross, and the jobs he proposes to
create in Mexico with his Free
Trade Agreement, and in the prisons
of his most-favored nation, Red
china, do not count," Kirkland said.
"I have been keeping track and
we are being royally stiffed," he
said.
Kirkland's address was inter-
rpupted several times by applause
from the 700-plus delegates. They
cheered when he said Bush's where-
abouts are not the issue. Bush has
been criticized for focusing on for-
eign affairs and ignoring domestic
issues.
"The real issue is not where he
goes, but where he stands," Kirk-
land said.
The 12-year president of the 14
million-member labor organization
said Bush should pay closer atten-
tion to the way many foreign gov-
ernments treat their working class.
"He might observe that every
other industrial nation guarantees
its citizens access to health care,"
Kirkland said of Bush. "He might
even discover the fact that Amer-
ica's most successful competitors
*Ware far more generous with family
leave and unemployment compensa-
tion, and that the permanent re-
placement of strikers is virtually
unheard of outside. the United
States."
So-called striker replacement
legislation was yesterday's agenda
as the first of three main items ex-
pected to get the most attention
over the next two days. The other
key issues are national health care
and trade policy.

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Progressive Party fined
for election violations

by Purvi Shah
Daily MSA Reporter
The Progressive Party was fined
$10 Sunday by the Michigan Student
Assembly Election Court for three
election violations under the assem-
bly's code.
Two of the charges involve the
illegal use of the opposing party's
name - Conservative Coalition
(CC) - without a disclaimer. The
other charge is that the Progressive
Party obstructed a CC poster by
covering it with one of its own
posters.
Election Director Carrie
Pittman, who is responsible for
bringing alleged election violations
to the court, filed the charges
against the Progressive Party.
LSA Rep. Scott Gast, a CC mem-
ber who testified on his party's be-
half at the Sunday election court
hearing, said that the $10 fine was
too lenient.
But Progressive Party campaign
co-manager Todd Ochoa argued that
the code violations were not serious.
He said that the charges - espe-
cially the obstruction charge -
were unnecessary.
"It's incredibly petty and an ab-
solute waste of time for the court
and both parties," Ochoa said. "All
that happened was our tape over-
lapped on the posters. We've been

very ethical in postering. They made
an issue over a centimeter of their
poster."
Ochoa argued that the election
court was interpreting the code too
strictly. "We didn't do anything in
malice. I think the court is not
kindly inclined towards a broad in-
terpretation of the code," he said.

"Angie's ridiculous forgery
thing last year really hurt us a lot. I
think they learned from that,'
Ochoa said, referring to an incident
last March in which Common Sense
candidate Angie Burks received a $5
fine after admitting she had forged a
fellow candidate's signature.'MS'A
candidates are required to sign their
own letter of candidacy.
Ochoa added that the recent iulu
ing exposed CC's weak campaign.
"This use of the court and the piress
is really a petty manipulation,"
Ochoa said. "It's important to know
that such a petty attack is so indica-
tive of their absolute weakness as to
their platform."
Yet Gast argued that the action
was taken to insure a clean cam-
paign. "This is a step towards have
ing a more legitimate, clean cam-
paign," he said. "We brought it o
the attention of Carrie directly; to
prevent some of the underharrded;
dirty tactics that characterize the
left's campaign. We just wanted to
make sure it wouldn't get out of
hand."
But Ochoa argued that CC had nQ
reason to complain since their
posters outnumber the Progressive
Party's five to one. Ochoa argued
that his party used less posters
"because of our commitment to the
environment."

However, Chief Justice Larry
Skolnick said that the court fol-
lowed the code explicitly in order
to avoid establishing a bad prece-
dent.
"It was just a very small part of
the poster, but we didn't want to
get into the situation of making a
judgement call," he said. "It's im-
portant to insure that all elections
are run according to the election
code by the letter."
Despite the election court's de-
sire to shift away from partisan pol-
itics, party representatives said this
situation typifies political
maneuvering.

SUZIE PALEY/Daily
Where in the world...
Natural Resources senior J.P. Luke maps out a plan for his project in the
map room at the Grad library yesterday.

Cops crack down on marshmallow melees

by Travis McReynolds
Daily Staff Reporter
University football traditions
abound: the Victors, the Little
Brown Jug, the marching band, the
wave, and - last but not least -
the throwing of marshmallows.
Small, white, gooey objects flying
through the air are a familiar sight
in the student section during foot-
ball games.
But few students are aware that
they risk ejection from the game
when they toss confections in the
stadium. For the last two years, by
order of the University Athletic
Department, students who are
caught throwing objects around the
stadium may be forced to leave -
and may not return to the game.
"It is illegal to throw anything
at anybody in the stadium, and stu-
dents are ejected for doing so," said
University Department of Public
Safety (DPS) Sgt. Paul Vaughan, the

field supervisor at football games.
Most students are simply ejected
from the stadium, he said, but some
may be charged with assault.
LSA first-year student Doug
Dolgoff was accused of hitting a po-
lice officer with a marshmallow
during Saturday's game against
Northwestern.
"I hadn't thrown a marshmal-
low in over 20 minutes," Dolgoff
said, "but this cop grabbed me any-
way and told me I had to leave."
After being asked if he was car-
rying any weapons, and after his po-
lice record turned up clean, Dolgoff
was told to call DPS after
Wednesday to find out if he was be-
ing charged with assaulting a police
officer. Dolgoff denied having hit
any members of the police force
with marshmallows.
First-year students and room-
mates, Steve Hoenes and Brian
Lampton, were both ejected for

tossing marshmallows during the
second quarter of the Nov. 2 Purdue
game.
Lampton said, "I don't see how
the police can single out just one
person when there are thousands of
people throwing marshmallows."
Hoenes, an Engineering student,
said after they were ejected they
bought tickets from a scalper for $4
and returned to their seats.
"I think it is really dumb to
eject people for throwing marsh-
mallows. You would think the po-
lice have something more produc-
tive to do," Hoenes said.
First-year LSA student Mark
Libkuman was ejected from the last
two football games for throwing
marshmallows.
"I was sitting near the front and
there were four cops on the field
facing the crowd," said Libkuman.
"I saw one police officer pointing
towards me, and the next thing I

knew, there was a
cop telling me I had
to leave."
Libkuman said
the first time he left
the stadium after he
was led to the gals
by two officers, but
the second time he
was brought to the
first aid booth.
"One police offi
cer said I hit another
cop with a marsh-
mallow, which I did
not, and he told the
officer to book me Sgt. Paul Vau
for assault. But then marshmallow
another cop asked ifm
I had a record, and since I didn't, he
told the other officer to eject me
without writing a ticket," said
Libkuman.
"I think it is ridiculous that po-
lice harass students and single a few

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ITAVIS McREIYNuLUSUaily,,
ghan questions a student about a
incident at Saturday's football game.
out for throwing marshmallows,"
said Libkuman. "It is not posted
anywhere around the stadium that
you can't throw them and they don't
say you'll be kicked out for throw-;
ing them."

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'Chilly Willy' leaves St. Mary's garage after a one-year stay

SW

by David Wartowski
Daily Staff Reporter

William Curro, who calls him-
self "Chilly Willy," made his
home in the garage of St. Mary's
Church for about a year - until
yesterday.
Church officials said he disap-
peared yesterday and believe he has
left permanently.

In recent weeks, church officials
had been urging him to seek refuge
in a homeless shelter. He had re-
sisted, saying he was afraid that he
would not have the privacy in a
shelter that he had in the garage.
"I had been gradually pushing
him so he could find a place to live,"
said Geraldine Peterson, a church
administrator.

THE
What's happeningi
Meetings
Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, weekly mtg. 2439 Mason, 8
p.m.
Alternative Spring Break with
Project SERVE, mass mtg. Union,
Wolverine Rm, 8 p.m.
Armenian Students Cultural
Association. Union, Rm 2203, 7 p.m.
Project Outreach, mass mtg. MLB,
Aud 4, 6 p.m.
American. Advertising Federation,
student chapter. 2050 Frieze, 6:30.
Christian Science Organization.
League, ask at front desk for location,
6:15.
Summer in London, informational
mtg. 447 Mason, 5 p.m.
Speakers
Tom Harkin. MLB, Aud 3, 8:30.
"Are Preventive Interventions
Underestimated by Morbidity Data:
Measuring Fecal Flow in a Peruvian
Shanty-Town," Les Roberts, Johns
Hopkins University. SPH I, rm 3042,
noon.
"Manufacturing Matters," Gary L.
Cowger. 1200 EECS, 4-5:30.
Furthermore
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thur, 8 p.m.-1:20 a.m. and

LIST
in Ann Arbor today
4246.
Northwalk, North Campus safety
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.
Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour,
every Tuesday. MLB 3rd floor conf rm,
4:30-6.
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.
"First Struggles of the U.S. Working
Class," SPARK Revolutionary History
Series. MLB Rm B 122, 7-8.
U-M Arts Chorale, fall concert. Hill
Aud, 8 p.m.
The Yawp literary magazine is accept-
ing applications in 7629 Haven.
Emerging Leaders Program Group
Leader applications available at
SODC, 2202 Union. Applications due
Nov. 22.
Career Planning and Placement.
Choosing Your Major. CP&P Rm 1,
4:10-5.
Medical School Practice Interviews.
CP&P, 9:10-11.

"I really don't have anywhere to
go," Peterson said Willy told her.
Peterson said she told Willy,
"There has to be someplace warmer
than this in the winter."
She said she was concerned about
Willy's use of the garage for liabil-
ity reasons. "We are just worried
that we may run over him or that he
may freeze," Peterson said. "We
could become liable for any damage
that comes to him."
Yet Peterson said she also urged
New drug
shown to
stop heart
failure
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - For
the first time, a medical treatment
has been shown to stop the devel-
opment of congestive heart failure, a
discovery that could benefit 1 mil-
lion Americans, according to a ma-
jor study released yesterday.
Researchers found that a variety
of drugs called ACE inhibitors can
prevent the start of heart failure
symptoms in people with damaged
hearts.
Last August, the same team dis-
closed that the treatment can signif-
icantly improve the survival of peo-
ple who already suffer from heart
failure, a major killer that afflicts
about 2 million Americans.
Now, the latest results show
that the same medicine can forestall

him to leave the garage because she
was worried about Willy's welfare.
"We wouldn't let our dog sleep
there, so why should we let him?"
Peterson said.
Peterson also expressed concern
for Will's welfare, but said, "He
can take care of himself."
Calling Willy "pretty amaz-
ing," she said he plays the guitar
very well and often cooked his own
meals on a grill.
Joan Scott, an administrator for

the Hunger Coalition - a group
which provides meals to the home-
less - said, "St. Mary's has been
very helpful, active, and supportive
over the years."
She said St. Mary's has provided
meals for the Coalition since its be-
ginnings almost 15 years ago.
"It's a big strain on a church to
have their facility used so much,"
Scott added, because the homeless
often begin to associate the building

with help and come back for more."
"We are not set up for constant;
care," Peterson said, stressing that
the church is concerned with the
homeless and would like to help4
but its mission is not solely to pro-
vide help to the homeless.
Although Peterson said she was
quite certain Willy would not re-
turn, she said one priest told her,
"Don't worry, he'll be back."

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