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Aftershocks continue to damage
Cairo; U.S. will provide support
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -
Aftershocks from a deadly earth-
quake jolted Cairo yesterday, top-
pling more apartment houses and
sending thousands of residents of
another hard-hit city into the streets
The government said the death
toll from Monday's quake had
reached more than 450, but there
were no new casualties due to the
Two aftershocks rippled through
Cairo and the surrounding area.
Ezzeddin Ibrahim, a government
earthquake expert, said seismo-
graphs registered one at dawn at 3.7
on the Richter scale and another
measuring 3.6 six hours later.
Oificials at the government's
earthquake operations center refused
to say how many buildings fell yes-
terday. On a main street in down-
town Cairo, police cordoned off an
area surrounding two damaged
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Division (ITD) officials said the
blackout had a short-term effect on
"Most of the data network stayed
up," said Michael McGill, Director
of Network systems for ITD.
"People will probably have lost what
they were immediately working on,
since they last saved their work.
"But they should be able to get
back at it once their portion of the
network is back up," McGill said.
The blackout affected computers
in all campus buildings that lost
In the Michigan Union, officials
and maintenance workers were
scrambling to determine the cause of
the blackout, and to ensure the safety
of those in the building. When build-
ing officials accidentally set off the
Much of the construction in Cairo
is so shoddy that the city is known
for buildings that fall even without
"Cairo is a time bomb," said Saad
Eddin Ibrahim, American University
sociologist and urban planning
expert. "It just takes catastrophes to
bring it out."
In Fayoum, 70 miles southwest
of Cairo and close to the epicenter of
Monday's quake, many residents
there spent Monday and Tuesday
night sleeping under the stars for
fear of more deadly jolts. Thousands
ventured inside yesterday, only to
flee again to the streets when the
President Hosni Mubarak told re-
porters that the earthquake killed
more than 450 people and injured
more than 4,000 nationwide.
Dr. Mamdouh Gabr, secretary-
general of the Red Crescent Society,
Egypt's equivalent of the Red Cross,
estimated the number of injured at
fire alarm, there was a moment of
Facilities Coordinator Lois
Oerther evacuated the ground floor,
including the MUG area, because the
darkness threatened the safety and
security of those in the vicinity.
"The ground floor is completely
dark," Oerther said. "I'm just trying
to get everybody out of there."
All of the businesses on the
ground floor of the Union were
closed, as was the Union business
office. Most businesses sent em-
ployees home, only to call them
back when the power came back on
Store managers said they did not
expect the outage to affect business.
"It will have an effect on sales for
today, yeah," said Ed Paul, manager
of the Little Caesars franchise in the
MUG. "Overall, though, it's not go-
ing to hurt us that much."
10,000 but said most only needed
Monday's temblor measured 5.9
on the Richter scale.
By yesterday afternoon, the
Interior Ministry said 28 bodies had
been pulled from the rubble of many
buildings. Rescue workers said they
didn't expect to find anybody else
The quake was centered a few
miles from the pyramids and the
Sphinx on Giza Plateau. The gov-
ernment said they and other major
monuments survived intact.
Mubarak has estimated cash-
strapped Egypt will need up to $140
million to rebuild, cover relief costs
and compensate victims.
Pledges of financial help from
abroad quickly exceeded $190 mil-
lion. Egypt already is dependent on
the United States for billions in aid.
Washington said it also would
provide aid but did not give a figure.
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vice and MSA fund it.
"My biggest fear is that if it's
simply student-run ... it could die
out easily. The ACLU would be a
good place to start," Van Houweling
Schwartz- has students, rather
than lawyers, in mind for the job and
feels he is familiar enough with the
policy to help students himself.
"Rob and I will start things up
and get others involved ... We
would find interested students and
train them so they could advise other
people," Schwartz said.
Donald Perigo, U-M ombuds-
man, said the job is part of what he
anticipated a judicial affairs officer
would do - talk with both parties
- but he said the students expressed
concern about the U-M taking such a
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large role in the affair.
However Perigo said his office
- because of its neutral role at the
U-M - would be a natural place to
for the public defender service, if
one is created. "It's a further exten-
sion of the work we've been doing,"
Schwartz said he was not op-
posed to running the service through
Perigo's office, "so long as there are
disinterested parties advising the ac-
cused about their rights. I don't think
anyone who works in the university
administration can fairly be called a
He said he is concerned that the
university is playing too many roles
in the investigative and judicial pro-
cesses of the policy.
"Every student should know that
that help is there if they need it,"
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ument, but Nordby said, "The last I
heard, because of the power outage,
we did not get the draft of the
Yesterday, many of the buildings
on the west side of campus, includ-
ing the Fleming Administration
Building, were without power for 20
Van llouweling said it was pro-
posed that U-M President James
Duderstadt, MSA, the faculty senate,
the U-M Board of Regents, the 50-
student-judiciary panel, and any stu-
dent with a petition of more than 500
signatures, be allowed to draft an
A public hearing would then be
held with the student-judiciary, who
would decide if it had validity for a
Van louweling said MSA would
vote on the amendment, but if for
some reason MSA refused, the uni-
versity could hold the vote.
Nordby said the new version will
be available for the regents at their
meeting in Flint today if they want
to see it, but it will not be presented
for any kind of vote or action.
Although the group has not made
plans for another meeting, Nordby
said the option has not been ruled
Van Houweling said, "I hope
we'll meet again, especially because
one of the critical things is the train-
ing of the students on the judiciary.
They're talking about developing
guidelines ... It's critical we'll be a
part of it."
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tioned support Proposal B. Twenty-
three percent said they opposed the
plan, and the rest were undecided.
Advocates of term limits said
such restrictions would eliminate
"professional politicians" who are
out of touch with the people.
"Term limits will vastly increase
one kind of experience and reduce
another kind ... legislators will have
less political experience and more
real life experience," said Steve
Mitchell, executive director of Vote
Yes on Proposal B.
"The problem is in a participatory
government, people have to partici-
pate," Bignall said. "If they want
things to be done correctly, they
have to take the time to evaluate the
Opponents also argue that faults
in the legislative process do not stem
directly from congressional incum-
bents, but from the financing of their
"True reform would be to clean
up the U.S. campaign finance laws,"
Mitchell said, citing the financial in-
fluence of interest groups and corpo-
rations as corrupting the system.
However, Coyne said legislators
have been talking about reforming
campaign finance for years, but he
said they will always find a way
around the laws.
"You can't change campaign fi-
nance if you can't change
Congress," he said. "If they wanted
it, we would've had it already."
Term limits in various forms
were introduced as bills in 45 states
in 1991, according to the National
Council of State Legislatures.
Eleven bills to limit terms - each
proposing a constitutional amend-
ment - were introduced in the U.S.
House of Representatives.
The debate on term limits re-
cently reached the U.S. Supreme
Court when challengers to restric-
tions in California argued that term
limits violate both a candidate's
right to run and the citizens' right to
choose a representative.
But the Court ruled in March that
term limits are not a constitutional
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"After a certain hour, (non-resi-
dents) would not have access any
longer to the building," she said.
"Stockwell residents themselves
would be safe again knowing that
only residence hall students and their
guests would be entering the
However, some Stockwell resi-
dents are displeased with the en-
."I think the .keys are fine," said
Michelle Archambeau, an LSA first-
year student who lives in Stockwell.
"Obviously, if you don't live here,
you won't have a key anyway. It's
kind of a waste of money."
Larry Durst, business manager
for the U-M Housing Department,
said the university spent $700 per
reader to implement this system.
He added that the cost of replac-
ing lost or stolen keys is almost
equal to this figure.
Lynn Colbert, an administrative
assistant at the Entree Office said,
"We're getting a lot of great feed-
back from students and it seems to
be doing real well with everyone."
Call for a FRE
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shift in voter preference that Bush
One indicator of the potential im-
pact of the two remaining debates
will be the size of the viewing audi-
ence. A large drop-off from earlier
viewership might suggest that many
voters have already made up their
"The American people want to
have a president that they can trust,
and can they really trust Bill
Clinton?" Quayle asked on ABC's
"Good Morning America."
Quayle said Clinton changes his
mind repeatedly on issues. When
asked whether there's a difference
between that and Bush's acceptance
of a tax hike despite a 'no new tax-
es" pledge, the vice president
replied, "There's a difference of do-
ing something and changing your
mind when it's for the best interests
of the country, and in Bill Clinton's
case, he'd change his mind for
what's in his own personal best in-
terests. One's called courage and
one's called expediency."
Gore sharply attacked the admin-
istration in an interview on the NBC
"Today" program. He cited fresh
questions about Bush's role in the
Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages affair,
investigations of the head of the FBI
by the Justice Department and of the
Justice Department by the FBI.
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