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kicks off
Tag Days
by David Wartowski
Daily Staff Reporter
Early this morning, Galens Med-
ical Society members in red ponchos
began collecting donations all over
campus for the 64th annual Galens
Tag Days.
Today, the money goes toward
several charities, including Mott's
Children Workshop and Christmas
Party, the Ronald McDonald House,
the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric
Hospital, the University department
of pediatric surgery, and Safehouse,
said Galens Medical Society member
Eric Meininger.
The, group hopes to beat last
year's collection of $70,000, a
$7,000 improvement over the
previous year.
Anyone who donates to the Tag
Days fund drive will receive a red or
green tag to show they have
LSA first-year student Alicia
Treadway said she has donated to the
organization during Tag Days before
and sticks the tag on her bag or
jacket so that people will know she
,Those who are not able to donate
to the ponchoed medical students
this weekend may send donations to
Galens Tag Days at the University
of Michigan, Mott Childrens' Hos-
pital. The fund-raiser runs through
midnight Saturday.

State rep. says legislature
wastes too much money

by Ren6e Huckle
Daily Staff Reporter
The state is increasingly spend-
ing its money on unnecessary pro-
jects, State Rep. Margaret O'Connor
(R-Ann Arbor) told approximately
20 students at the monthly meeting
of College Republicans last night.
"I want to talk about the big
spenders in Lansing," O'Connor
said, opening the meeting. She cited
such programs as the Motown Mu-
seum and a Michigan horse census as
funding guzzlers, which are largely
not needed.
She said she has seen a tremen-
dous increase in unnecessary spend-
ing in the state's $19.1 billion
"The primary purpose of the
government is to protect individual
rights ... not to redistribute
wealth," O'Connor said.
O'Connor suggested three ways
students could help control state
"The solution to the problem is
to watch how legislators vote ...
Secondly, elect a governor willing

to make hard choices ... Thirdly, get
involved with politics.
"I'm the least likely person to
be elected. If I can win, anyone can
win," O'Connor said, who is Irish,
Catholic, and a mother of 10
O'Connor said she supports Gov.
John Engler's $200 million cuts,
and would make further cuts if
given the opportunity.

useless legislation proposed every
year. One way to decrease the vol-
.ume of proposed bills, she sug
gested, would be to have part-time
legislators, who -- unlike full-time
politicians - would be hard
pressed for time and therefore could
only pursue useful legislation.
The energetic representative was
well received by the audience. John
Mackey, an LSA junior, said, "I

'The primary purpose of the government is to
protect individual rights ... not to redistribute
- Margaret O'Connor
State Representative

"I would cut the number of em-
ployees ... I'd get rid of the pro-
grams that aren't absolutely essen-
tial," O'Connor said.
O'Connor also said she believes
the state should allow taxpayers to
keep more of their money so they
can reinvest it in the economy.
O'Connor criticized what she
perceives as an enormous amount of

most whole-heartedly agreed with
her political views.
Ron Kennedy, chair of College
Republicans, said, "Margaret
O'Connor represents the fiscal val-
ues that most Republicans look for
in candidates and representatives,
and accentuates the difference be-
tween the 'tax and spend' Demo-
crats and Republicans."

Local charity organizations
sponsor Christmas drives
by Chastity Wilson
Daily Staff Reporter have temporary housing, but no Phi Kappa Tau.


Four shot to death
Wayne County medical examiner's office workers remove the first
of four bodies from a home on Detroit's northeast side yesterday.


'Students urged to show support
for bill to improve campus safety

by Karen Pier
Daily Staff Reporter
Two years ago today a man en-
tered an engineering class at the
University of Montreal, yelled at
* the female students, "You're all a
bunch of feminists," then fatally
shot 14 women.
Today, students can commemo-
rate the event by calling senators
and representatives to support leg-
islation to make women - includ-
ing college women - safer.
The United States Student Asso-

ciation (USSA), a national lobbying
organization for student interests,
is asking students to call today to
support legislation designed to
make campuses safer.
A Violence Against Women
Act, sponsored by Sen. Joseph Biden
(D-Del.), includes provisions to im-
prove campus security as well as
other measures to protect women.
The University of Montreal
slayings as well as other incidents,
inspired the authors to strengthen
the statements in the act, said Selene

Dong, legislator director of USSA.
However, Michigan Student As-
sembly External Relations Com-
mittee Chair David Englander has
organized a way for students to
make their opinions on the act heard.
Students are invited to stop by the
MSA office at Room 3909 in the
Michigan Union and call their con-
gressional representatives for free.

This Christmas season has
brought to Ann Arbor the usual
holiday spirit of giving and sharing.
The Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment, South University Galleria, a
bandwagon of spirited University
sororities and fraternities, and the
Huron Valley chapter of the Amer-
ican Lung Association are all col-
lecting donations for Ann Arbor's
homeless and underprivileged.
Thomas Butler, an Ann Arbor
police officer, said that the Down-
town Beat Program's clothing drive
is new this year. Its aim is to help
people who live in shelters, under
bridges, or in lobbies of apartment
buildings, as well as people who

winter clothes, he said.
Clean, wearable clothing will be
accepted from Dec.1 through Dec. 31
at Running Fit on Fourth Ave. and
East Washington, Tortoise and Hare
Running Center at 213 E. Liberty,
State Street Sports at 330 S. State,
and Harry's Army Surplus at 500 E.
Liberty. Donations will distributed
at the 15th District Court Proba-
tion Department and the Ann Arbor
Homeless Shelter.
The South University Galleria is
sponsoring a holiday drive with
sororities Delta Gamma, Delta
Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi and Kappa
Beta Phi and fraternities Delta
Kappa Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi and

The program - Project Literacy,
"Toys for Tots", clothes and non-
perishable food collection all
wrapped up into one drive - will
be accepting donations until 6 p.m.
today at 1214 S. University.
The American Lung Associa-
tion's (ALA) Christmas Seal Cam-
paign, which began 84 years ago, is
its largest fund raiser, said ALA
representative Tracy Ross-Attles.
She said Washtenaw County expects
to collect $49,000 this holiday sea-
son. Donations will help in the
ALA's mission to fight diseases
like lung disease, the country's third
largest cause of death.


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The Eating Disorders Program is seeking members for a 10 week
psychoeducation group focusing on managing eating disordered
behavior, beginning January 22, 1992, 5 - 6:30 every Wednesday.
For more information contact Vivian Folsom MSW
at 936-4861 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
IL ANL - University of Mchgan
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TONIGHT at Rackham Amphitheater
8 P.M.


Japan Student Association. Union,
Pond Rm, 8:30.
Alpha Phi Omega. Union Ballroom.
Pledge mtg 6 p.m. Chapter meeting, 7
V-M Chess Club. Michigan League. 1
p.m. Call 994-5824 for info.
"Silence Is Not Golden," Hiber
Conteris. Rackham Amphitheater, 8
"Transgressive Knowledge: Indian
Art and the Colonial Experience,"
414 Mason, noon.
"Adolescent Development and
Educational Reform: What's
Happening, What's Missing?"
Union, Wolverine Rm, 9:30-11:30.
"The Messaje of the Bhagavat Gita"
H.H. Swami Tejomayananda. Union,
Anderson A&B, 4 p.m.
"Is China Capable of Invading
Taiwan?" Dr. Robert Lai. 1017 Dow,
N. Campus, 7 p.m.
'Urban Education in America,"
Deborah McGriff. Rackham
Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
"The Psychological Destruction of
War," Dr. Elizabeth Allen. St.
Aidan's/Northside Church, 1679
Broadway, 7:30.
Safewalk, night-time 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 102 UGLi or call 936-1000.
Extended hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at
the Angell Hall Computing Center or
call 763-4246.
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
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U-M Ultimate Frisbee Team, Friday
practice. Men and women of all skill
levels welcome. Oosterbaan
Fieldhouse, 9-10:30. Call 668-2886 for
U-M Ninjitsu Club, every Friday. Call
662-2306 for info. IM wrestling room,
U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club. Friday
practice. Oosterbaan Field House, 9-
U-M Taekwondo Club. Friday work-
out. CCRB Small Gym, rm 1200, 6-8
Women's Minyan. Hillel, 4:45.
"See Europe on the Cheap," work-
shop. International Center, 3-4:30.
The Yawp literary magazine is accept-
ing manuscripts and artwork in 1210
"Ora Pro Nobis," film. Guild House,
802 Monroe, 7 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge Game, every Fri-
day. Union, Tap Room, 7:15.
Mosher Jordan Charity Ball. Jordan
Lounge, 10 p.m. $2 admission.
"Against Greed," submissions ac-
cepted. $100 will be donated to charity
for each acceptable work. Due to Bert
Hornback at 1210 Angell by Dec. 11.
Drum Circle, percussion and rhythms.
Guild House, 802 Monroe, 7:30.
Amnesty International Write-A-
Thon. Union Basement, 9-4.
"Thelma and Louise," film. Hillel, 8
and 10:30 p.m.
Career Planning and Placement.
Kick-Off Saturday. CP&P Program
Rm, 9:10-noon.
Israeli Dancing, every Sunday. $2.
Hillel, 8-10 p.m.
Grads and Young Professionals
Veggie Potluck Dinner and
Hanukah Party. Law Quad, Lawyer's
Club, 5:30.
Sunday Worship. Campus Chapel, 10




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