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U-M falls
'9 Blood
Battle
by Darnell Jones
The Ohio State University (OSU)
vs. U-M Blood Battle pits school
against school in a race to collect
blood. This year, however, with a
considerable drop in donations, the
UJ-Mcould lose in more ways than
one.
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) - a co-
ed service fraternity at the U-M -
mnd The American Red Cross, who
organizes the annual event,
expressed concern over a low donor
turnout since its kickoff at Bursley
Hall Monday.
"In the past, we've had to turn
away people or people have ended
up waiting in line for two hours or so
because we didn't have the staff,"
said Mariel Rubio, an APO
volunteer and LSA senior. "This
year we have the staff, we just don't
have the people."
Organizers of the Blood Battle
vowed to eliminate the long, CRISP-
like lines that sometimes developed
in past drives by adding more staff,
but if the donation rate doesn't pick
up, everybody loses, Rubio said.
"Red Cross has canceled other
drives in southeastern Michigan and
they've brought extra nurses to
campus because we've always
performed well in the past," said
Dylan Stewart, a first-year medical
school student and co-chair of the
event. "They're depending on us to
make their quota and the first two
dlays have been well below. It's
hurting Red Cross because they have
all their nurses here."
APO's goal is to collect 2680
units of blood, up from 2240 last
year. The collected blood is
processed by the Red Cross and
distributed to the Southeastern
Michigan Blood Services Region of
the American Red Cross. This region
has 72 hospitals including the U-M
Medical Center, which is one of the
biggest users.

This is the last in a series of graphics on the positions of the two major parties and
independents cor peting for assembly seats prior to Michigan Student Assembly Elections.
Today's topic is MS A's poor image and perceived inefficiency.
MSA elections will be held Nov. 17 and 18.

Gates visit may
spark protests

Conservative Coalition
"MSA currently receives no
respect because it has lost
sight of what its function is.
MSA exists to serve students.
Commissions like the Peace
and Justice Commission
deteriorate the integrity of
MSA. Committees and
commissions need to prioritize
their actions. Passing
resolutions like the recent one
concerning "Indigenous
Peoples" does not address
real student concerns and
issues on campus."
- Conservative Coalition
platform
Independents
Mark Rabinowitz, LSA junior:
"I think MSA is not terribly
open about what they're
doing. I'd like to see reports
published about what goes on
at meetings. What's going on
with MSA is basically a
perception by the student

body that I don't believe to be
true."
Trooper Sanders, LSA
sophomore: "I feel that for
many students, MSA is not
relevant to their daily lives.
MSA would become more
relevant if their efforts were
more visible to students. MSA
needs to have a specific
mandate taking on specific
issues and then moving on to
others."
Lisa Silver, School of Music
senior: "Student government
doesn't do any good if people
don't feel it is doing anything.
Things are being done but I
don't know how aware
students are of that. I think
there needs to be better
publicity such as a yearly
mailing to every student. For
example, MSA has really
researched the Statement. It

should have been mailed
home to every student."
Progressive Party
"We don't agree that MSA has
not accomplished much. MSA
members have substantially
worked on the code. If the
administration ran through the
code without our consent, at
least it would be a better one
than the first one. We are
limited in what we can do, but
we've given out money every
month. We've helped to
support SLS (Student Legal
Services) and the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union. Just keeping
these from falling apart is a
legitimate contribution."
- Progressive Party'
platform
Attempts were made to reach
all independents, however
some were unavailable for
com ment.

by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
Although representatives from
the student groups sponsoring next
Thursday's debate on the future of
the legal system did not intend to stir
controversy or anger, some campus
groups are planning to protest.
Many students voiced their con-
cerns that former Los Angeles Police
Chief Daryl Gates - who will be
debating American Civil Liberties
Union President Nadine Strossen at
8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium - will
make a profit off the name recogni-
tion he received after the Rodney
King beating.
"I don't like the fact that my
money is going to pay for him," said
LSA first-year student Toni Pearson.
"If anything, it should be free. That's
about what he's worth."
But Brett White, president of the
LSA Student Government, said the
new perspective Gates can bring to
campus "outweighs" the cost. LSA
student government and
UAC/Viewpoint Lectures - which
receive money from student fees -
will split the $10,000 cost for the
event.

"There's nothing we can do about
him making a profit," White said.
"There was a lot of debate going on
around the Los Angeles riots and he
was at the center of it. He can bring
a lot to the discussion."
Viewpoint Lectures co-producer
Bhavin Shah agreed.
"They overlook the fact that
Nadine Strossen is coming too,"
Shah said about students with com-
plaints. "You can't discount the fact
that someone with views totally op-
posite is coming ... Sure it's going
to upset people, but its educational.
That's the big thing we need to look
at."
But Pattrice Maurer, an Ella
Baker-Nelson Mandella Center for
Anti-Racist Education board mem-
ber - who planned a meeting last
night to discuss possible protests or
other ways students can respond to
the Gates' visit - said she does not
think the debate's format is con-
ducive to education.
"People simply are going to be
pissed off for a day," Maurer said. "I
think controversies are fine. I don't
think controversy for its own sake is
OK."

Report shows unemployment
at lowest level in two years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans
filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a two-year
low in late October and remained under 400,000 for the
sixth straight week, the government reported yesterday.
Economist Thomas Carpenter of ASB Capital
Management in Washington said the report was the
latest sign that "the employment situation has at last
stabilized."
"The claims numbers suggest that the hiring phase
of the economic growth cycle is on the verge of kicking
in," Carpenter said. "It won't kick in in a big way, but
it will start kicking in."
The Labor Department reported first-time
applications for unemployment insurance fell by 5,000
to 355,000 in the week ended Oct. 31, the lowest since
claims totaled 354,000 in the week of Aug. 4, 1990.
Many analysts had expected claims to rise.
Initial claims, which peaked at 530,000 on March
23, 1991, at the depths of the recession, have numbered
less than 400,000 since Sept. 26.
Not included in the report, however, were 20,869
new claims filed under a special emergency
unemployment program. That total was down from
23,497 for the week ended Oct. 24 and the lowest since
20,754 applications were filed in the week of Sept. 25.

The emergency program numbers, unlike the
national figures, are not seasonally adjusted.
Many analysts believe the unemployment rate
should improve if claims hold below 400,000. The rate
fell for the fourth straight month in October, hitting a
six-month low of 7.4 percent.
Others say the economy will have to grow faster
than the 2.7 percent annual rate in the third quarter to
generate substantial job growth. Only 27,000 jobs were
created in October, for instance, less than half of
September's 72,000 loss.
Still, the closely watched four-week average of new
'(The economic growth cycle)
won't kick in in a big way, but it
will start kicking in.'
- Thomas Carpenter
ASB Capital Management
claims also dropped to a two-year low in the week
ended Oct. 31. It fell from 371,500 to 364,500, the
lowest since the average was 356,000 on July 14, 1990.
Many analysts prefer to track the four-week average
because it smooths out the volatility of the weekly
reports.

Credibility deciding
factor in NEED suit

by Will McCahill
Daily Staff Reporter
The U-M's Court of Common
Pleas ruled in favor of the Michigan
Student Assembly early yesterday
morning in a case brought against
the assembly by the student group
NEED Service.
NEED Service is dedicated to
helping disadvantaged students and
staff within the U-M community and
surrounding areas.
The suit brought against the as-
sembly by NEED Service charged
that by not renewing the lease on the
group's Michigan Union office,
MSA violated its right to free

speech, acted against the group in
order to punish a particular member,
and discriminated against the
organization.
Student judges ruled four-to-one
against NEED Service.
Chief Justice Scott Chupack said
the credibility of witnesses was a
key factor in the decision.
"It was clear that somebody had
perjured themselves during the tes-
timony," Chupack said.
He said that the testimony of
NEED Service representative Safiya
Khalid was not credible, and the
judges recommended that MSA be-
gin disciplinary proceedings against
Khalid on grounds of perjury.

Clinton vows to keep his campaign
promises about abortion, economy

'Friday
SAnnualFood Drive, Bryant
Community Center seeking food
donations until November 20,
drop off donations at Bryant
Community Center, 3 West
Eden Ct., for more information
call 994-2722.
Q"Bringing Down the House,"
movie, sponsored by the
Panhelenic Association, State
Theater, 7 p.m.
Q Drum Circle, Guild House Cam-
pus Ministry, 802 Monroe St.,
8-10 p.m.
i "Frontiers of Surface Chemis-
try," Brown Bag Lecture Se-
ries, Chemistry Building, room
1706, 12p.m.
Q HillelFoundation,TannerSym-
posium with Amos Oz,
Rackham Amphitheater, 1:30 -
4:30 p.m.; Women's Shabbat
ServiceandPotluck,Hillel,1429
Hill St., 5p.m.; VIA HillelFood
for the Homeless, St. Mary Stu-
dentChapel, 331 Thompson St.,
3-7:30 p.m.
Q Korean Campus Crusade for
Christ, Christian Fellowship,
Campus Chapel, 8 p.m.
QI "Logistic Regression with Er-
rors in Predictors," lecture,
School of Business Administra-
tion, room 1310, 3:30 p.m.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 763-WALK, 8-11:30
p.m.
Q "Occupational and Environ-
mental Health Challenges in
South Africa," Brown BagLec-
ture Series, LSA Building,
Haber Conference Room, 12-
1:30 p.m.
0 "Police Brutality and Racism,"
noon forum, Guild House Cam-
pus Ministry, 802 Monroe St.,
12 p.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, room
K210, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
' Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi,lobby,
936-1000,8-11:30 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
('rf RR nati Atn te Rnm K7

Q "Study in Russia or Eastern
Europe," panel discussion, In-
ternational Center, room 9, 3-
4:30 p.m.
Q Symposium on the Tanner Lec-
ture, Department of Philoso-
phy, Rackham Building,
Amphitheater, 1:30 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular
workout, CCRB, room 1200,7-
8:30 p.m.
Q The Raisin Pickers, perfor-
mance, North Campus Com-
mons, Leonardo's, 8-10 p.m.
Q U-M Bridge Club, duplicate
bridge game, Michigan Union,
Tap Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Ninjitsu Club, practice,
I.M. Building, Wrestling Room
G21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Q U-M vs. OSU Blood Battle, East
Quad, Greene Room, 1-6:30
p.m.
Q "Volunteer to teach overseas
with World Teach," informa-
tion session, International Cen-
ter, room 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Q Wind Ensemble, performance,
Rackham Building, Auditorium,
8 p.m.
Q "Women of Color and the Pro-
Choice Movement," noon fo-
rum, Guild House Campus
Ministry, 802 Monroe St., 12
p.m.
Q "World Vision 2000," Hindu
Students Council, Michigan
Union, Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
Q Croatian ontemporary Lit-
erature, Michigan Union, 1st
floor Art Gallery, 11 a.m.
Q "Four Treasures of the Chi-
nese Scholar's Studio," exhi-
bition, U-M Museum of Art,
showing through March 7,1993,
Lobby Gallery.
Q Hillel Foundation, "High Anxi-
ety," Hill Street Cinema, Hillel,
1429 Hill St., 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.;
Sabbath Soul, Hillel, 3:30 p.m.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service,Bursley Hall,
lobby, 763-WALK, 8-11:30
p.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Waking Service1tGT i lohhv.

Dance, Michigan Union, Ander-
son Room; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Q Alpha Phi Omega, pledge meet-
ing, 6 p.m.; chapter meeting, 7
p.m.; Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Room.
Q Blind Pig Blues Jam and Open
Mic Night, Blind Pig, 208 S.
First St., 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
0 "Jazz at the League," perfor-
mance, Michigan League, Buf-
fet, 6-8 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Bible Study, 7:30
p.m.; RCIA, 7 p.m.; Vocation
Group, 7 p.m.; Saint Mary Stu-
dent Chapel, 331 Thompson St.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
lobby, 763-WALK, 8p.m.- 1:30
a.m.
Q Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity,
mandatory meeting, East Quad,
room 126, 6 p.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, UGLi,lobby,
936-1000, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Safewalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service -Angell Hall,
Angell Hall, Computing Cen-
ter, 763-4246, 1:30-3 a.m.
Q Sierra Club, hike in the Water-
loo Area, meet at City Hall, 100
N. Fifth Ave., parking lot, 1
p.m.
Q Student/Professional Support
Group, for young adults who
have experienced the death of a
parent, Arbor Hospice Office,
3810 Packard Rd., Suite 200,6-
7:30 p.m.
Q "The Invincible and Immortal
Army: Warrior from Xian,"
exhibit preview, U-M Museum
of Art, check room at informa-
tion desk, 2:30 p.m.
Q The Wolverine Gaming Club,
meeting, Michigan Union, Wol-
verine Room, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Q Tiffany Interiors, tour, U-M
Museum of Art, Information
Desk, 2 p.m.
Q U-M vs. OSU Blood Battle,
South Quad, African-American
Lounge, 1-6:30 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -
President-elect Clinton detailed yes-
terday a crowded blueprint for action
including quick reversal of Bush
administration abortion policy and
creation of more than a half-million
jobs in his first year.
Clinton, in his first formal news
conference since the election, also
promised his transition and adminis-
tration would have the strictest
ethical guidelines in history.
Calling on congressional Re-
publicans as well as Democrats to
work with him on his busy agenda,
Clinton said, "The clear mandate of

this election from the American
people was the end of politics as
usual and the end of gridlock in
Washington and the end of finger
pointing and blame."
Clinton said he would lift the
Bush administration ban on abortion
counseling at federally funded'clin-
ics and revise Bush's Haiti policy to
allow refugees now summarily re-
turned to their country to petition for
political refugee status.
On the economy, he said he re-
mained committed to his campaign
pledge to offer a middle-class tax
cut; to provide an investment tax

credit for new factories and equip-
ment, which he predicted would cre-
ate some 500,000 jobs in his first
year, and to accelerate spending on
road, bridge and other infrastructure
work he said would create additional
jobs.
"I expect to keep the focus on
these economic issues," Clinton said.
"The American people understand
that these problems are of long
duration and there won't be any
overnight miracles. But I think they
expect aggressive and prompt action
and I'm going to give it to them."

Correction
In Muhammad Farha's letter to the Daily, "Don't believe anti-Arab views," Bradley Cohen's quote should have
read, "'By saying that Arabs have supported international terrorist activities against Jewish and Israeli civilian tar-
gets,' he is trying to pass his opinions off as facts."

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