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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 5, 1992 - Page 3
Locals march in hunger walk

Organizers estimate
fund-raising event will
raise more than
$40,000 to combat
world hunger
by Yawar Murad
Hundreds of people flooded out.
of the First United Methodist Church
on State Street yesterday afternoon
and strode through Ann Arbor
streets to raise money for impover-
ished people worldwide.
They were participating in the
18th CROP Hunger Walk, an annual
fund-raising event for programs that
aid developing nations.

The walk brought them in a 10-
km. circle around central campus. It
started and ended at the First United
Methodist Church, briefly stopping
at three other churches along the
way.
Walk organizer LaVerne Jackson
Barker estimated that 550 people
participated.
She estimated this year's event
will raise 20 percent more than last
year's walk, which generated
$40,328. The first walk in 1975
raised $734.
Barker said people may have
pledged more because of increased
unemployment and poverty in the
world.
"I do think there is more need

compared to last year," Barker said.
Of the funds generated by the
walk:
60 percent will finance interna-
tional development projects in
Bangladesh, Bolivia and Zimbabwe
this year;
15 percent will cover expenses
incurred by the walk, as well as fur-
ther hunger education in America;
and,
25 percent will be given to
four local prograns that feed hungry
people.
These programs are the Salvation
Army in Ypsilanti; the Ypsilanti
Hunger Coalition; the Community
Action Network, which provides.
meals for children 12-18 years old;

and the An Arbor Hunger
Coalition, which provides three free
dinners per week to needy people in
Ann Arbor.
Sister Dori Gapczynski, who has
been participating, in the CROP
walks for the past 15 years, said
people participated this year with
greater enthusiasm than before.
The walk was organized by the
Interfaith Council for Peace and
Justice, under the auspices of the
Church World Service, an organiza-
tion that funds self-help programs
and development projects in third-
world countries and sponsors such
walks nationwide to raise money for
world hunger.

Ensian to feature more student events

by Paul Garter
Mention "yearbook" and what
comes to mind?
Tradition, nostalgia and politics?
Or events like the Rose Bowl, grad-
uation and, beginning this year, the
Nude Mile?
Does this sound different? The
1993 Michiganensian staff hopes to
broaden its yearbook's appeal by
expanding its coverage to include
people, events and issues that in the
past have been omitted.
Its theme, "Raise Your Voice," is
designed to promote greater student
involvement by focusing on all the
students and activities in the U-M,
said Editor in Chief Megan Smith.
In what Smith called a shift of
priorities from previous years, the
yearbook will include coverage of
issues such as AIDS, sexual assault,
abortion and the U-M's proposed

'I have heard similar complaints from
yearbook editors across the country. When
people are used to quality ... it's a quality-
versus-time-constraint call.'
- Stephanie Savitz
former Michiganensian editor in chief

student behavior code.
Also included for the first time
will be unconventional events such
as Hash Bash and the Nude Mile,
including photographs.
This will happen without exclud-
ing the activities traditionally associ-
ated with yearbook coverage, such
as sports and the Greek system.
"We will try to include just about

everybody," said Smith, adding that
any group wishing to be represented
is welcome.
Much of the planning for the up-
coming 448-page book is still under
way. Smith said work has been de-
layed because of the late release of
last year's book.
Instead of being distributed in
April as is usually the case, the
1991-92 yearbooks were mailed out

over the summer. The delay was s
partly the result of basketball Final
Four and hockey tournament cover-
age, as well as a shortage of staff
members.
Stephanie Savitz, last year's Edi-
tor in Chief, said only half the num-
ber of people were on staff last year,
as compared to the year before.
"I have heard similar complaints
from yearbook editors across the
country," she said. "When people
are used to quality ... it's a quality-
versus-time-constraint call." 'b
Students ordering a 1993
Michiganensian yearbook have no
reason to fear another delay, Smith REBECCA MARGOUS/Dalt
said.
Despite having to wait seven 'Take back the woods
months or more for the finished About 60 members of the community surrounding Eberwhite Woods,
product, she says, "When you finally where a woman was raped last week, came together for a "take back
do see the results, the sense of ac- the woods" march to show that they will not be afraid to walk in the
complishment is tremendous." vicinity.
Kuwait election tests new gov't

KUWAIT (AP) - Grandiose
war memorials dot the landscape and
gruesome picture histories cram
bookstore shelves, but many
Kuwaitis believe the true legacy of
Saddam Hussein's invasion will
emerge from the election today for
the first parliament in six years.
At stake are not just the 50 seats
from 25 districts, but whether the
ruling al-Sabah family and the par-
liament reach a working understand-
ing on what form democracy will
take here.
"The election itself is not
democracy. Democracy is A to Z.
The election is A of the alphabet,"
said candidate Hamad al-Juoan, a
lawyer campaigning from a
wheelchair after an unknown as-
sailant shot him the day after Kuwait
was liberated in February 1991.
That was a time when some resis-
tance leaders thought they might bar
the al-Sabahs from returning until
they guaranteed a total democracy.
Those days are gone, mainly be-
cause the shooting brought fears of
violent civil strife.
But the Gulf War did change the

tone of the election. It is the first
since the ruling emir, Sheik Jaber al-
Ahmed al-Sabah, suspended parlia-
ment in 1986 for its harsh criticism
of royal ministers.
"The invasion made people wake
up. They felt they had to get in-
volved in decision-making," said
candidate Khalid al-Adwa, a prayer
leader trained at Egypt's prestigious
al-Azhar University.
In the population of 650,000
Kuwaitis, only 81,500 men over 21
who can trace their ancestry to 1921
are allowed to vote.
More women than ever partici-
pated in the campaign, and many
were frustrated that their daring re-
sistance work was not rewarded with
suffrage.
Political parties are banned, but
seven political groups ranging from
Western technocrats to businesspeo-
ple to back-to-basics Muslims are
fielding*candidates. Most of the 278
candidates were running as
independents.
Polling hours are 8 a.m. (1 a.m.
EDT) to 8 p.m. (1 p.m. EDT).
Results are due by late tomorrow, al-

though here too the invasion left a
legacy. The Iraqis stole the Ministry
of Justice computers and programs
that did the counting, so the initial
tally will be done by hand.
The main issue is Kuwait's secu-
rity - from both external attack and
mounting internal violence. Others
include stimulating overseas invest-
ments that dropped from $80 billion
to $40 billion during the war; re-
viewing possible prewar miscalcula-
tions like pressuring Saddam to sign
a border agreement; streamlining
multilevel citizenship laws and
granting women the vote.
The unspoken debate in an oth-
erwise free campaign is amending-
the constitution to prevent the par-
liament from being dissolved and'to
guarantee freedom of assembily,
speech and press among others that
come and go at al-Sabah whim.
Islamic candidates are pressing to
change the 1962 independence cd-
stitution to make Islamic law t'
only source of legislation instead of
"a main source" as it is now. It is not
clear how successful they will be in
the election.

REBECCA MARGOLIS/Daily
A league of their own
Members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority gear up for the intramural sorority football league outside the
School of Education Building yesterday.

Relief flights help resi
Sarajevo battle again

Student groups
Q Comedy Company Writers'
Meeting, sponsored by UAC,
Michigan Union, room 2105, 7
p.m.
Q Environmental Action
Coalition, meeting, School of
Natural Resources, room 1040,
7 p.m.
Q Indian American Students
Association, Board Meeting,
Michigan League, Room A, 7
p.m.
Q Michigan Women's Rugby
Club, practice, East Mitchell
Field, 8-10 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student
Association, Saint Mary Student
Chapel, 331 Thompson St.,
RCIA, 7 p.m.; Worship
Commission, 7 p.m.; Bible
Study 7:30 p.m.
Q Psi Chi Chapter, meeting
sponsored by Psychology Honor
Society, Mason Hall, room
1408, 8 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, CCRB, Martial Arts
Room, 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I.M. Building, Wrestling Room
G21, 7:30-9 p.m.
Q Undergraduate Philosophy
Club, meeting, Angell Hall,

Portraits of Contemporary
Mexican Artists," Smithsonian
exhibit, Ann Arbor Public
Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., lower
level Multi-Purpose Room, 10
a.m. - 9 p.m.
Q Career Clinic, sponsored by
Soundings, A Center for
Women, 117 N. First St., 10
a.m. - 12 p.m.
Q Career Planning and
Placement, Introduction to
CP&P, CP&P Library, 3:10
p.m.; Business Options with a
Liberal Arts Degree, CP&P
Conference Room,4:10-5 p.m.;
The Medical School Interview,
CP&P Program Room, 4:10-5
p.m.
Q Either/Orchestra Concert,
ticket sales begin today for Oct.
30 performance, purchase
tickets at Michigan Union Ticket
Office, Schoolkids Records,
PJ's Records, $9.50 forstudents,
$13 for non-students
Q Free Dance Lessons, Square and
Round Dance, Michigan Union,
Anderson Rooms C and D, 6:30-
8 p.m.
Q Guild House Campus Ministry,
Women's Book Group, 12p.m.;
writers reading from their own
poetry works, 8:30-10 p.m.;
(no i rmic (, nn-A4;nctr

E. Liberty, 7 p.m.
Q "Metal Ion Specific and
Stereognostic Coordination
Chemistry,"inorganic seminar
sponsored by the Dept. of
Chemistry, ChemistryBuilding,
room 1640,4 p.m.
Q Teach English Abroad,
sponsored by the International
Center, International Center,
room 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
Q University Symphony
Orchestra Concert, given by
the School of Music Ensemble,
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Q World Vegetarian Day, videos
and discussion sponsored by
Students Concerned About
Animal Rights, Michigan
Union, Wolverine Room, 7:30
p.m.
Student services
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, sponsored by
Dept. of Psychology, West
Quad, room K210, 10 a.m. - 4
p.m.
Q Safeway. Nighttime Safety
Walking Service -Angell Hall,
An aul n tinc O'Pn.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herze-
govina (AP) - More humanitarian
flights arrived in Sarajevo yesterday,
but rainy weather hampered the aid
effort to help people in the shattered
capital survive the coming harsh
winter.
Relief officials fear the harsh
Bosnian winter could claim hun-
dreds of thousands of lives unless
there are adequate supplies of food
and fuel to feed residents of the be-
sieged city.
Power cuts have frequently left
about 80 percent of Sarajevo without
electricity. People run to line up at
water trucks, and yesterday many
put out pails to catch rainwater run-
ning off the roofs.
Warehouses in the city are
empty, the only working bakery is
producing only enough bread to

supply the military and hospitals,
and a lack of fuel is hampering
distribution.
"I have nothing," said Mark
Vachon, a U.N. refugee coordinator
in Sarajevo. "I can't keep stocks in
the warehouse, I would be shot dead.
People are hungry."
Sarajevo has been relatively quiet
in recent days, but fighting flared in
several towns in northern Bosnia
yesterday.
More than 14,000 people have
been killed since Bosnian Serbs re-
belled against a vote in February by
majority Muslims and Croats to se-
cede from Yugoslavia. Serbs have
seized about two-thirds of Bosnian
territory.

dents of
St hunger
Almost daily reports of Serb air
raids have led Western allies to urge
the United Nations to impose a "no-
fly" zone over Bosnia. President
Bush on Friday promised to enforce
it militarily if necessary.
But the commander of the
Bosnian Serbs' air force, Maj.-Gin.
Zivomir Ninkovic, said Saturday he
would never accept such a ban.
The Serbs have about 40 airctaft
the Yugoslav army left behind when
it withdrew from Bosnia earlier this
year. The republic's Muslim-led 4e-
fense forces have no aircraft.
In Geneva Saturday, the Red
Cross issued a stinging condemna-
tion of continued Serb atrocities in
Bosnia.

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