Neither side of the Columbus Day debate seems
to ackowledge the other. What people need to
realize is both the significance of the event and
the historical consequences.
Why does Rainer Werner Fassbinder run amok?
Jon Altshul reviews this week's offering from the
Fassbinder film festival at the Michigan Theater.
Michigan women's golf coach Sue LeClair is
pleased with the upward trend of her team. The
Wolverines finished second this weekend at the
James Madison University Invitational.
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by Karen Sabgir
Daily Administration Reporter
The rights of the accused domi-
nated student concerns at a hearing
last night about the U-M's proposed
More than 60 students, U-M
administrators and community
members met in the MLB to discuss
the latest version - draft 12.2 - of
the Statement of Student Rights and
A student moderator directed
questions and comments from the
S audience to a panel of four U-M
administrators: Maureen Hartford,
vice president for student affairs;
Elsa Cole, U-M general counsel;
Virginia Nordby, associate vice
president for student affairs; and
Royster Harper, dean of students and
associate vice president for student
See FORUM, Page 2
debate has little
effect on race
What's wrong with this picture?
Infrared film provides a different view of fall at U-M yesterday afternoon.
Week encourages student abilities
Bill Clinton said yesterday, "We
held our own," in the first of three
presidential debates. President Bush
said, "I think I did okay," but some
aides said he had missed chances to
confront his challenger vigorously.
that Ross Perot -
had helped his
cause. The polls
indicated the 90- R
done little to al-
ter the trend in
the race for the
White House. g
"In the last Bush
there has been a decline ... in the
whole United States of America, a
decline of 35,000 jobs in private in-
dustry," Clinton said in South
Bush also campaigned in
Pennsylvania. He passed the word
through aides that he was ready to
jettison his top economic advisers in
a second term. He also said Clinton
"has absolutely no experience in in-
ternational matters, and I am the
president who has led the world and
made these kids safer."
Bush was in Holland, Michigan
yesterday as well, and while he did
not mention Sunday night's debate,
Republican Gov. John Engler intro-
duced the president by saying Bush
"hit a home run last night."
Many in the crowd, however,
said Bush didn't impress them in the
debate and that his showing only
added to their indecisiveness about
the Nov. 3 election.
Political analysts have said Bush
needs to win Michigan in order to
have a chance of winning the elec-
tion. Michigan GOP National
Committee member Charles Yob
said the GOP is counting on the
traditionally Republican vote of
southwestern Michigan to win the
state for Bush.
In 1988, Bush won 75 percent of
the vote in Ottawa County.
Some aides conceded privately
that Bush had failed to inflict serious
damage on Clinton during the
On taxes, reforming the legal sys-
tem and other areas, the aides said,
he had not carried the fight to
Clinton. "Our objective was to keep
him calm, keep him presidential,"
said one aide, speaking on condition
of anonymity, who said a more
combative Bush might have ap-
peared less so.
"The preliminary reports are that
Perot came up and Bush dropped
and we held our own," Clinton said.
"So if Perot is getting his votes from
Mr. Bush and the undecided ... that's
not going to change our campaign
plan for debate
ATLANTA (AP) - The presi-
dential campaign spotlight now
shifts to Dan Quayle, Al Gore and
James Stockdale as the three running
mates square off for their only
For Quayle, the showdown
tonight in Atlanta could be espe-
cially critical. Not only is President
Bush in dire need of a campaign lift,
but, if the Bush-Quayle ticket loses
in November, this may be the vie
president's last showcase opportu-
nity for a long while to bolster his
chances for a run at the top job is
Gore, too, could have more than
just top-of-the-ticket interests at
stake, since he also is regarded as a
Because the polls show Bush
trailing badly behind Clinton,
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by Abby Schweitzer
Daily Staff Reporter
Students with disabilities will
have opportunities to discover
their abilities this week during
"Investing In Abilities Week,"
sponsored by several different
"The purpose of this week is to
help students with disabilities fo-
cus on their own abilities, while
helping employers as well as the
general public notice their abili-
ties," said Brian Claphorn, coordi-
nator of the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) for the U-
M affirmative action office.
Claphorn said Investing in
Abilities Week was first created
by former Michigan Gov. James
Blanchard. The U-M first held on-
campus activities to acknowledge
the week in 1990.
The ADA, passed in 1990, pro-
tects people with disabilities from
Some U-M buildings are
handicaps for the disabled
Sharon Vaughters, from the Career
Planning and Placement Office,
facilitates a forum yesterday
discussing job interviewing skills for
discrimination and ensures that
programs and services are offered
in an accessible way.
Activities for the week include:
Career Planning and Placement
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by Abby Schweitzer
Daily Staff Reporter
While many improvements
have been made to increase
university buildings' accessibility
to disabled students, Lane Hall
and the Student Publications
Building have not yet been
The Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), passed in
1990, requires the university to
provide accessibility for disabled
students by Jan. 26, 1995, said
Brian Clapham, coordinator of the
ADA with the U-M's affirmative
The older buildings on campus
need more renovations because of
their age and the way they were
designed, Clapham said.
He said it also costs more
money to go back and redesign
and improve older buildings.
"The new buildings are well
designed and for the most part are
quite good," Clapham said.
Although modifications have
been made to several university
buildings, some students say the
campus is still inaccessible.
"You have to know the right
ways to get in buildings. I have
seen improvements, but I guess it
takes a long time. It would be re-
ally helpful to install automatic
doors. Those are really helpful. I
can't always rely on people," said
Melissa Hafeli, a junior in the
School of Education. Hafeli was
diagnosed with Juvenile Rubatoid
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* More than 200 killed
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- One of
the strongest earthquakes to hit
Egypt in modern times toppled
buildings and houses yesterday,
killing more than 200 and injuring
thousands, the government news
agency said. Children died in stam-
pedes out of swaying schools and
rescuers struggled into the night to
dig survivors from debris.
The midafternoon quake regis-
tered 5.9 on the Richter scale and
was centered about 20 miles south-
west of Cairo.
People thronged Cairo's streets
after the quake. One woman stood
0 on a sidewalk screaming while a
knot of people sat in a downtown
square, tears streaking down their
Thousands of people crowded
around the ruins of a 14-story apart-
ment building in the suburb of
Heliopolis late yesterday while four
bulldozers cleared debris under
An ambulance worker said five
people were pulled alive from the
rubble before nightfall. There was no
word on whether anyone died there.
In a dispatch late yesterday,
Egypt's government-owned Middle
East News Agency said reports from
provincial security officials indi-
cated that at least 200 people had
been killed and 2,300 injured.
The official toll in the capital was
eight dead and 230 injured, but the
Middle East News Agency quoted a
"reliable police source" as saying
130 died and 2,000 were injured in
Seven schoolchildren were killed
and about 100 were injured during
stampedes in Cairo neighborhoods,
said Maj. Gen. Rida Abdel-Aziz, an
assistant interior minister.
Caller ID will
be available to
by Megan Lardner
A telephone service that screens incoming calls will
soon be available to U-M students living off-campus.
Automatic Number Identification (ANI), also known
as Caller ID, is a service allowing a subscriber to screen
the numbers of incoming calls on a special display
hooked up to the telephone.
The service has sparked debate about privacy rights,
especially for people calling anonymous police tip lines
and crisis hotlines.
All numbers, including private and unlisted, are
displayed. But callers may block their numbers from
being screened by entering a set code when making, a
The service will begin in some off-campus neigh,
borhoods Nov. 1. Michigan Bell has already installed
Caller ID services in many areas of Michigan.
Caller ID probably will not be an option for students
living in residence halls anytime soon, said Steve Mayo,
manager of U-M telecommunications.
The U-M has no current plans to implement Caller
ID, but Mayo said it should not be completely ruled out
for future use.
Installation in U-M residence halls would be expen-
sive, and would require a complete reorganization of
Brother Jed Smock, a born-again Christian, argues about religion, Colombus and the rights
of women and homosexuals with Mike Freidman, an LSA sophomore.
. Texas Gov. Richards to visit U-M in campaign tour
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