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Ann Arbor has a chance to do something about
its homeless population by converting the Ann
Arbor Inn into low-income housing. The city
should take advantge of this unique opportunity.

The road to success in rock and roll is paved with
a lot of hard work and perseverance? At least
that's what Social Distortion, band of distinction,
claims.

By posting a 3-0-1 record at Ohio State this
weekend, the Michigan men's water polo team
secured the No. 1 seed for the Big Ten
Championships in Madison.

Today
Clouds and sunshine;
High 55, Low 38
Tomorrow
Variable clouds; High 50, Low 34

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Polls say
Bush's
chances
seem slim
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Americans' economic worries and
desire for change are proving stiff
obstacles to a comeback for
President George Bush, who is
making late progress in a handful of
traditional Republican states, but in
others has stalled or even slipped.
In two states, Washington and
New York, the incumbent president
has even slipped below 20 percent
in some recent overnight tracking
polls, according to pollsters in both
parties who are not involved in the
presidential campaign.
They predicted Bush ultimately
would fare better in those states, but
said the numbers underscore the
president's troubles in the final
days before the election.
Several pollsters interviewed
yesterday said Bush's standing is
remarkably stagnant in national sur-
veys because so many voters are
convinced he is not the best choice
to run the economy.

Campaigning
intensifies in
its final week

David Frost interviews President Bush in Des Moines, Iowa Monday.

Associated Press
President Bush seized on news
of stronger-than-expected economic
growth yesterday as a welcome
tonic for his ailing campaign. Bill
Clinton sped through the South,
telling supporters who seemed
ready to begin celebrating, "One
more week."
The third man in the race, inde-
pendent candidate Ross Perot,
AP PHOTO stayed out of sight after two days of
appearances in which he accused
the Republicans of plotting "dirty
n, with tricks" against him and his family.
"It's crazy," Bush said of
Perot's allegation that Republicans
dramatic were planning to disrupt his daugh-
ndustrial ter's wedding. "A little bizarre," the
i Illinois, President said of Perot's spending
ania and tens of millions of dollars on
prospect campaign ads.
oiler to Clinton was glad to take the
of these high road, denouncing "all this
. name calling and stuff."

In Augusta, Ga., and then again
in Tampa, Fla., Perot gave his dra-
matic version of political
appointees at the State Department
going through his records late at
night, then declared, to cheers andI
laughter:
"I bet it's the only time those
three political hacks have worked
till 10 o'clock at night the whole
time Bush has been president," he
said.
Perot's running mate, former
Vietnam prisoner of war James
Stockdale, said in an interview with
The Idaho Statesman in Boise that
anti-war demonstrations by young
Americans such as Clinton hurt the
war effort, costing thousands of
American lives and prolonging the
captivity of POWs.
Vice President Dan Quayle
joined a Bloomington, Ill., crowd in
laughingly tossing around waffles
See FINAL WEEK, Page 2

"The economy is the key issue
and President Bush has not focused
to the voters' satisfaction sufficient
attention to answering the question,
'How is the second term going to
be different and better?"' said
pollster Lee Miringoff of New
York's Marist Institute.
One alarming sign for Bush:
pollsters in New England say
Clinton has stretched a tiny lead

over Bush in New Hampshire to
double digits in recent days. New
Hampshire last supported a
Democrat for president in 1964.
Also, pollsters trying to gauge
the impact of Ross Perot's
unsubstantiated allegations of a
Republican smear campaign say
there was movement away from
Perot in Monday night polling in

Wisconsin and Michiga
Clinton the beneficiary.
To win, Bush needs d
comebacks in several big in
states. Clinton now leads in
Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylv
even New Jersey, and the1
of Perot serving as a sp
Bush's benefit in somec
states now appears unlikely

Regent hopeful banks on
familiarity with U-M

Riegle claims Bush
falsified documents
about U.S. exports

This is the third in
a three-part series on
the non-incumbent
candidates running
for the U-M Board of
Regents
by Karen Sab ir
Daily Administration Reporter
If elected to the U-M Board of
Regents, Nancy Laro would carry
on a family tradition.
"From my perspective ... she
has all the qualities of a regent - a
Michigan background, a financial
background and a strong loyalty to
the university," said David Laro,
Nancy's husband who served as a
regent from 1975 to 1981.
Nancy Laro, Republican candi-

date for the U-M Board of Regents,
said she is very well-versed in the
financial background and policies
of the U-M and is ready to tackle,
the challenges and responsibilities
of being a regent.
"I'm ready to go," said Laro, a
Certified Public Accountant who
specializes in federal taxation and
financial planning. She said she
learned about U-M policies after
spending one year working in the
university's Office of
Undergraduate Admissions.
Laro is running for one of two
open seats on the U-M Board of
Regents. The two seats were va-
cated by Veronica Smith (R-Grosse
Ile), who chose not to run after los-
ing the Republican party's en-
dorsement, and Neal Nielsen (R-
Brighton), who is seeking

re-election.
Laro worked as an admissions
assistant in the U-M Office of
Undergraduate Admissions during
the 1988-1989 school year.
Ted Spencer, interim director of
undergraduate admissions, gave
Laro "high marks" in terms of
helpfulness, personality and
understanding of the admissions
office.
"Her willingness to learn, to
take on projects that are somewhat
difficult, and seeing them to com-
pletion will be assets, and also im-
portant as a member of the U-M
Board of Regents," Spencer said.
Although he does not know the
other candidates running for the
board, Spencer thinks Laro would
be a good selection because she is a
"people person."

Laro
He added, "Because she did
work with us, we see her as one of
the people who understands the
students at the University of
Michigan."
Laro said this work experience
also allowed her to understand the
concerns of the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs
and faculty and women at the U-M.
See LARO, Page 2

WASHINGTON (AP) - The
chairperson of the Senate Banking
Committee accused the Bush admin-
istration yesterday of "putting out
false information" on U.S. export of
advanced technology to Iraq before
the Gulf War.
Sen. Donald Riegle (D-Mich.)
also criticized the Justice
Department for what he called a de-
lay in investigating possible criminal
wrongdoing by administration
officials.
"It appears on the face of it that
laws were broken; the people that
did it have to be identified," said
Riegle, who was the only committee
member present. "The delay cannot
go on indefinitely here ... If this
Justice Department and attorney
general don't do it, then another one

will."
Before they were submitted to
Congress, documents pertaining to
export licenses for Iraq were im-
properly altered by Commerce
Department employees to disguise
their military potential, the
department's inspector general has
found.
Riegle was bolstered in his asser-
tions by testimony from several nu-
clear technology experts who dis-
puted recent statements by President
Bush and top administration officials
that U.S. technology was not used in
Iraq's nuclear weapons program.
Bush had said in the final presi-
dential debate that "there hasn't been
one single scintilla of evidence that
there's any U.S. technology involved
See RIEGLE,;Page 2

U-M students burn
midnight oil on campus
computing network

by Jennifer Tianen
Daily Staff Reporter
A small number of computers
hum quietly and keyboards click
softly very early on a typical Sunday
morning at Angell Hall.
"At 2 o'clock in the morning,
when I don't feel like doing anything
else, I can go over to MTS," said
Calvin Lee, an LSA first-year
student.
MTS - the Michigan Terminal
System - is a campus-based com-
puter network that was designed in
the 1960s by graduate and computer
science students at the university. It
combines many interrelated pro-
grams made accessible for the U-M
community. It can also be used to
communicate with students at other
universities all over the country,

easily addicted," said Ray Ingles, the
resident computer systems consul-
tant for South Quad. He is also
known as the "Computer Dude" and
seems to relish his nickname.
"Generally, I sign on both Friday
and Saturday nights before I go to
bed - usually about 1:00 or 2:00
a.m. I enter the computer confer-
ences, check in, argue with people
and send E-mail back and forth."
said Ingles, a graduate- student in
electrical engineering systems.
Although many students use
MTS to contact their professors and
friends, there are other capabilities
that MTS has to offer. Some of these
options are the computer confer-
ences, which are open forums for
users to discuss different topics.
Some topics of discussion on MTS'

MTS: Michigan Terminal
System, the U-M's
computer network.
E-mail: Electronic mail, a
method of sending
computerized letters to
other people._
CONFER: A computerized
discussion conference, like
a bulletin board, that
usually focuses on a
general topic. MTS users
can join different
conferences and talk about
various issues.
ITEM: A more specific
discussion topic on a
conference.
"Flirts" is a very popular item.
"Some people can be extremely
lewd and suggestive, while others
only make veiled comments. I also
know of people who have picked up
dates through MTS," Ingles said.
Although emotions and tone of

by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Environment Reporter
The U-M power plant is the
largest air pollution generator for
criteria pollutants in Washtenaw
County.
In 1990, the U-M produced about
12,000 tons of solid waste.
Because of this statistic and other
environmental factors at the U-M, 10
School of Natural Resources and
Environment (SNRE) graduate stu-
dents are conducting an environmen-
tal audit of the campus to find ways
to reduce waste and conserve
energy.
Students involved in the project
say they hope to encourage pollution
prevention at U-M and produce doc-
umentation which can be used as a
model for other universities.
Natural Resources graduate stu-
dents began the project in order to

nally conceived by SNRE Prof.
Jonathan Bulkley - who is serving
as faculty advisor for the project -
after U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency officials meeting at the U-
M's Pollution Prevention Center
challenged the university to practice
pollution prevention in its own
operations.
"We began by trying to get an
overview of just what this university
does in generating waste, energy and
water use," Bulkley said. "The stu-
dents are currently in the process of
focusing efforts and bringing to bear
the results of their analysis."
The graduate students are divided
into two main groups. One group is
developing a chemical tracking sys-
tem to monitor the types'of chemi-
cals used in a large research
university, and their locations on
campus.

Graduate students to perform
environmental audit of U-M

idea is to eventually set up a sysi||m
for chemical sharing."
The second group is performing
an environmental audit of the
Business School. The Business
School was chosen because it is
viewed as a microcosm of the uni-
versity, incorporating a residence,
academic buildings, a parking
structure and a dining facility.
Lori Kaplan, an SNRE graduate
student who is working on the pro-
ject, said the audits should be com-
pleted in mid-November. At that
point, the groups will begin to con-
struct a comprehensive "policy
document."
"This is a series of ideas the
Business School should plan to re-
duce electricity and waste," Kaplan
said. She also said reorganizing the
administration may be part of the
plan.

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