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The Daily endorses Bill Clinton. President Bush
has failed to deal with changes throughout the
world. Clinton has shown his ability to deal with
the nation's problems.

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Regardless of how you feel about Columbus Day,
seeing "1492" won't change your mind. No
controversy here: This movie is bad.

Michigan has bragging rights in the state for
another year, after beating arch-rival Michigan
State, 35-10. Tailback Tyrone Wheatley led the
way once again.

Today
Clouds and sun;
High 60, Low 38
Tomorrow
Partly sunny; High 56, Low 40

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Candidates clash on
economy, character

by Hope Calati
and Lauren Dermer
Daily Government Reporters
Presidential candidates George
Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot
faced off last night in a three-way

the minds of many Americans, the
candidates outlined their respective
plans to stimulate economic growth
- and criticized those of their op-
ponents.
Clinton said rather than relying
on "trickle-down economics," tax
increases need to target families with
incomes over $200,000 and provide
for a modest middle class tax relief.
Clinton promoted investment in
domestic industries and incentives
for private-sector jobs.
But Bush criticized Clinton's
plan, which he called the same "tax
and spend philosophy we hear every
four years."
The president - blaming the

Democratic Congress for "gridlock"
- said it is imperative to control the
growth of mandatory spending pro-
grams and focus on job retraining
programs.
He accused Clinton of misrepre-
senting the state of the economy.
"This country is not coming apart
at the seams," Bush said. "In spite of
economic problems, we're the most
respected country in the world."
Perot - whose economic plan
looks at the economy in a global
perspective - said programs to
create jobs and decrease the cost of
health care already exist in
Washington.
See DEBATE, Page 2

debate on the Washington University
campus, focusing on familiar cam-
paign themes: the economy, charac-
ter and foreign policy.
With the faltering economy on

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Presidential candidates (from left) Ross Perot, Bill Clinton, and George Bush face a panel of journalists in
last night's debate, which was held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

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IT WAS 500 YEARS AGO TODAY

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Minister urges students to
learn facts on Columbus

by Chastity Wilson
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
Rasul Muhammed - head minister of
Muhammed's Masque No.1, the Detroit
chapter of the Nation of Islam - spoke last
night to a full auditorium in Angell Hall
about Columbus Day and problems affecting
African Americans.
In reference to Columbus' discovery of
the Americas, Muhammed emphasized ex-
amination of factual evidence by saying, "If
we don't deal with facts, we will be subject
to propaganda."
This year's celebration will mark the
500th anniversary of the discovery of Amer-
ica for the white man, he said. "Death and
destruction were the path since then until
now."
Students who don't know should know,
he said. But for those who don't care, "that's
not a crime because Christopher Columbus

doesn't represent anything positive for
Blacks or any indigenous people.
"If you look into history," he said, "you
will find torture and murder."
White men murdered and massacred and
called it expansionism, he said. "Good is
only good when it is a shared good that
reaps good for everyone."
Muhainmed read from a text that sug-
gested that Columbus was Jewish and that
wealthy Jews financed his expedition. He
also addressed controversies surrounding the
Nation of Islam and criticisms that it is anti-
Semitic, saying that his speech was "not
meant to be a bashing of anybody."
Columbus' discovery, he said, "was the
beginning of the world's gravest sin, to take
a man born to be free, bring him down and
sell him."
The event was co-sponsored by several
See SPEAKER, Page 2

A member of the Native American Student
Association participates in Friday's rally against
Columbus Day.

Amnesty holds petition drive for rights of indigenous people

by Adam Anger
Cardboard "people" posed in the
Fishbowl Friday to express concern
for indigenous Americans during
Amnesty International's (AI) peti-
tion campaign in honor of
Columbus Day.
Al officials said they sponsored
the event to call government atten-
tion to the lack of human rights
given to citizens of some Central
and South American countries, sim-
ilar to the way indigenous peoples
have been treated since Columbus
landed on the continent.
Each cardboard figure repre-
sented an actual indigenous person
from Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia
or Peru. Al members said the group
continues to receive reports of
widespread political killings and
"disappearances" from these
countries.
Al conducts letter-writing and

petition campaigns to illustrate stu-
dent concern for these issues. The
group hopes to convince U.S. offi-
cials to exert pressure on the gov-
ernments of these countries to rem-
edy this situation.
The Guatemalan indigenous per-
son represented in the Fishbowl has
not been seen since a reported ab-
duction last November. The
Guatemalan government will not
release any information regarding
the disappearance and continues to
threaten members of the victim's
family. This is an example of many
of the violations of human rights
that AI opposes.
"The goal of the Indigenous
Peoples' Campaign was to let stu-
dents know about the ongoing
struggle of indigenous people and
to have their human rights re-
spected in Central and South
See AMNESTY, Page 2

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State is smothered, 35-10
Michigan linebacker Matt Dyson sacks Michigan State quarterback Jim
Miller in the Wolverines' 35-10 win over the Spartans. For more on
Saturday's game, turn to SPORTSMonday.
Couples, frienlds
*f"sharle experin ce1Is in
co-ed households

Art school sophomore Brian Colding signs an Amnesty International
petition to alert U.S. officials to the infringement of the rights of indigenous
peoples in South and Central America.

by Kerry Colligan
Jennifer Thomas pays rent at an
apartment where she doesn't sleep,
to hide from her father the fact that
she stays with her fiance.
. Many homes and apartments in
the U-M campus area house men and
women together -- with some ro-
mances, but mostly close
friendships.
Surprisingly, men and women
who live together said few problems
arise for them; instead, they say they
are gaining practical knowledge
about interacting with members of
the nC; t.m C'Q

"(Dating your housemates is) a
good way to cause some problems,"
Einhorn, an LSA senior, said.
LSA senior Deb Finkelstein, one
of Einhorn and Fred's roommates
said, "Everyone always thinks that
we're dating."
However, in campus cooperatives
(co-ops) - famous for their diverse
dwellers - residents sometimes
date.
Charles Grose, an LSA sopho-
more and resident of Joint Co-op,
said living with women is confusing
because it is difficult to determine
whether relationsehimsshould be

MSA votes to rename holiday Indigenous Peoples Day

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Listed below are highlights of
MSA's resolution calling for
Indigenous Peoples Day:
Resolution calls for
"...reflection on history and

by Robin Litwin
Daily MSA Reporter
If the Michigan Student
Assembly has its way, Columbus
Day will heretofore be known as

necessary.
"We often function under the as-
sumption we are multicultural. If
we are truly multicultural this reso-
lution should be accepted," White

nent," Leach said. "We really need
to recognize that this was a holo-
caust, and a substantial loss of life."
White stressed that the resolu-
tion does not aim to offend people.

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