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OPINION
The University hospital has to clean up its act,
literally and figuratively. After many complaints
about the working conditions of the hospital,
somebody should start taking them seriously.

"Melrose Place" meets Lollapalooza in
"Singles," the latest twentysomething flick from
Cameron Crowe. We know you want to know
what we think about Matt Dillon's new hair.

Backup quarterback Todd Collins filled in admirably
for the injured Elvis Grbac, as Michigan beat
Oklahoma State, 35-3. Not bad, considering the
Wolverines turned the ball over five times.

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Today
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Tomorrow
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One hundred and one years of editorial freedom

Vol. C IL NO.128 A rbor, Michigan - Monday, September 21,1992 @1992 The Michigan Daily
Alumni converge on U-M to launch $1 billion campaign

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily Administration Reporter
The U-M welcomed alumni
donors and volunteers to campus this
weekend to acknowledge that the
university is almost one-third of the
way to its $1 billion goal in the
Campaign for Michigan.
"All of us come from someplace
else and yet this campus is home.
And now we have been called back
home because Michigan needs us,"
said CBS correspondent Mike
Wallace, addressing a crowd of
about 1,400 in the Power Center on
Friday.
Campaign for Michigan is a five-
year, comprehensive fund-raising
European
treaty gets
French
approval
PARIS (AP) - French voters
yesterday narrowly approved a treaty
aimed at turning Western Europe
into a political and economic super-
power, but the close vote tempered
the elation of its supporters.
The outcome of the bitterly con-
tested referendum failed to dispel
fears of further chaos on interna-
tional financial markets. It also re-
flected deep political divisions-in
France, where unpopular President
Francois Mitterrand had staked his
prestige on approval.
The treaty is designed to unite the
12-nation European Community in
economic, foreign and defense poli-
cies and a single currency by 1999.
The debate over the treaty's provi-
sions caused French voters to worry
whether they would lose their cher-
ished sovereignty and threw
European financial markets into
.turmoil last week.
Fears that Germany would domi-
nate the new EC were also a factor
in French uneasiness about the
treaty.
With all votes counted - except
from two overseas territories -
treaty supporters led 50.95 percent to
49.05 percent, or 13,081,935 votes
to 12,596,124.
Professionals and big-city resi-
dents generally said "yes," while
farmers and laborers leaned toward
"no."~
Capitals and financial markets
had anxiously watched the referen-
dum, whose impact would likely be
felt when trading floors reopen
today.
The referendum on the
Maastricht treaty, drafted in
December in the Dutch town by that
name, was widely viewed as having
See TREATY, Page 2

effort to raise $850 million in gifts
and pledges and $150 million in be-
quests to fund university programs,
endowments and facilities.
It is the largest fund-raising event
ever attempted by a public
university..
The highlight of the three-day
Celebrate Michigan Program was the
kickoff presentation Friday after-
noon at the Power Center when
Wallace announced the U-M has
raised $292,279,468 toward its goal.
"It was a motivational meeting to
take a group of people who feel part
of a team and bind them together to
achieve a goal," said Walt Harrison,
executive director for university re-

'All of us come from someplace else and yet
this campus is home. And now we have been
called back home because Michigan needs
us.'
- Mike Wallace,
CBS correspondent

the backdrop of the program's kick-
off designed to encourage donations
to the campaign.
"I think it was extremely well-or-
ganized and I think they were im-
pressive in the way they hit on the
different benefits of teamwork and
the breadth and reach of it," said
1971 graduate Pete Newell.
Adding to the festive atmosphere,
cheerleaders, marching band mem-
bers, the basketball team and other
campus teams were in attendance.
Everyone received yellow jackets
with the Campaign for Michigan
logo on the back.
Alumni who attended said they
enjoyed the celebration and that their

spirits could not be dampened by the
thunderstorms which made the lun-
cheon following the program -
served in a tent attached to the
Power Center - soggy.
"It was fantastic. It brought tears
to my eyes," said U-M alumnus John
Boles.
Fred Ittner, a 1952 U-M graduate,
agreed. "I think it's wild, it's great.
It's all very emotional for someone
who's been away."
Many alumni said they attended
the weekend's activities because
they wanted to support the U-M by
donating to the campaign.
"If they have a need, I'm in a po-
See CAMPAIGN, Page 2

lations. "We hope to use
ples of the successful
teams we focused on to
campaign a success in
way."

the exam-
Michigan
make the
the same

the campaign goal by its official
kickoff. Wallace said that over the
past two years, 40 individuals and
corporations have donated $1
million or more.
Short, glitzy movies focusing on
U-M teams related to research, vol-
unteering, music and athletics were

Fund-raising efforts actually be-
gan two years ago, in keeping with
the practice of raising one-third of

Clinton offers
economic aid

to
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Bush's
econom
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Michigan.
date criticizes honoring hard work but worships
'do-nothing' the big buck."
d policies le claimed that short term
iC iiacross-the-board capital-gains tax
cuts are Bush's only plan for eco-
alati nomic growth. le said, "Trickle-
n Dermer down economics has had 12 years
nment Reporters to work. Not only is it a beck and
N, Mich. - A placard- call to special interests, but it
d of more than 10,000 doesn't work."
ix more weeks!" as Clinton also criticized Bush for
presidential nominee refusing a debate Tuesday at
n sauntered to the Michigan State University. The
aunty event was canceled because the
president refused to accept the sin-
e yes- gle-moderator format.
"The reason he doesn't like the
re- rules is he knows he cannot defend
tump his economic record to the people
jobs, that put him into office four years
nd education in an area ago," Clinton said.
heavily populated with Clinton outlined his economic
mocrats" - Democrats plan of "Putting People First." He
Republican in the last emphasized that job creation has to
ntial elections. come from the private sector and
nsas governor told vot- government has to invest more and
sident George Bush's spend less.

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of more than 10,000 at Ma comb Community College

Presidential nominee Bill Clinton gestures to a crowd
yesterday.

pproach "talks about

See CLINTON, Page 2

Group plans
to maintain
Perot ideas
via forums

by Hope Calati
and Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporters
LANSING - Advocates of Texas bil-
lionaire Ross Perot's philosophy vowed to
keep his ideas alive at a statewide
conference Saturday.
About 300 members of the Michigan
chapter of United We Stand, America
(UWSA) convened in Lansing to discuss
their dissatisfaction with current political
practices and their ideas for making the
government more accountable to the
people.

"It is our hope that all the candidates
are working toward the answers to the
questions that the people of the country
want. If they don't rise to the occasion
(Perot) will come back and we will rise to
the occasion," said Susan Esser, the
Michigan delegate to the national UWSA.
Delegates agreed that the first step to
establishing a more representative govern-
ment is holding "town hall" meetings in
each congressional district for candidates
to discuss the issues.
"We want to return to the simple for-
mat that used to be used in this country all

the time," said William Renfrew, a
volunteer from the 8th District.
Candidates will be given a checklist of
32 priorities to submit before the meet-
ings, including their plans to eliminate the
federal deficit and to pay off the national
debt.
"The meetings are important for mu-
tual education between the people and the
legislators," said Gail Hicks, a member
from the 10th District.
Forums have already been scheduled in
the 6th and 8th Districts.
See UWSA, Page 2

Tougher anti-stalking legislation
enters Michigan Senate this week

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Major
anti-crime legislation is slated to ad-
vance in the Senate this week, and
some of its sweeping measures al-
ready are touching off protests from
liberals and civil libertarians.
"It's just more of the same," said
an angry Sen. Virgil Smith (D-
Detroit) at a Senate Judiciary
Committee meeting last week. "You
can sit on the sidelines while my
Republican colleagues erode and
erode and erode your constitutional
rights, but the chickens will come
. - -

'I guarantee you
the package as
constituted now
will never see the
light of day in the
House.'
- Sen. Virgil Smith,
(D-De troit)
fore the Senate. It includes measures
to toughen laws on obscene materi-
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expectations it will go to the full
Senate.
Also before the Senate is legisla-
tion to crack down on "stalking,"
usually involving a man who relent-
lessly follows and harasses a woman
despite her objections. The incidents
sometimes end in death.
Several legal experts, including a
representative of the State Bar of
Michigan, criticized the changes in
the insanity defense and changes in
the exclusionary rule.
"It's going to add to the prison

Successful test paves
way to relief flights
for Bosnian capital
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - A plane
carried U.N. military officers to the war-torn capital
yesterday then left with Bosnia's president in what one
U.N. official called a successful test for resuming relief
flights to Sarajevo.
The safety of the capital's airport, and new
guarantees to protect an international airlift, was called
into question when Serb gunners shelled three Sarajevo
suburbs shortly before the plane landed in late morning.
The airlift was suspended Sept. 3 after an Italian
cargo plane was shot down and its four crewmen were
killed. Relief flights were expected to resume by mid-
week after the three warring parties signed pledges in
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