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kills 84 on
East Coast
Associated Press
The blizzard that paralyzed
much of the Eastern Seaboard
whirled through New England and
into Canada yesterday, shattering
records with as much as 50 inches
of snow and leaving at least 84
people dead.
Among the victims was a man
found frozen to death in Alabama.
Millions of people as far south
as Florida had no electricity and
many didn't have heat. Thousands
were stranded in airports and
shelters; some spent hours stuck
on snowed-in highways.
The calm after the storm was
windy and bitterly cold - as low
as a record 2 degrees in
Birmingham, Ala., and a wind
chill of 40 below zero in Vermont
- threatening to freeze crops in
the South.
"When is it going to stop?
Every time I throw a shovelful of
snow, it blows right back in my
face," said Bill Loomis of
Stuyvesant Falls, N.Y., 25 miles
south of Albany.
Rain followed by cold turned
snow on New York City's streets
into "rock-hard piles of ice," city

Bosnia loses U.N.
aid; Muslims cut

off food S
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegov-
ina (AP) - Serb tanks bore down on
a key western suburb yesterday as
U.N. officials halted aid operations
and accused Bosnia's warring
factions of using food as a political
The Serb offensive on the last
defensive lines was an apparent at-
tempt to capture more of the capital
before peace talks resume tomorrow
in New York between Serbs, Croats
and Muslims.
The Muslim-led government has
blocked U.N. food aid from reaching
Sarajevo, accusing the United Na-
tions of ignoring besieged Muslims
in eastern Bosnia. Convoys to the
region have been halted by ethnic
"I really regret that I have to take
this decision because we have been
trying to help the victims, the ordi-
nary people, and we cannot do that,"
Sadako Ogata, the U.N. High Com-
missioner for Refugees, said in
Nairobi, Kenya, in announcing the
aid cutoff in Sarajevo and eastern
The action could increase pres-
sure on officials in Sarajevo.
In eastern Bosnia, an estimated
100,000 Muslims are trapped by
Serb sieges. The aid cutoff also will

hit some Serb-dominated towns.
Bosnian radio reported battles
throughout the republic and claimed
20 people were killed and 60
wounded in an air raid on Muslim-
held Cerska, an eastern town.
Radovan Karadzic, the leader of
Bosnia's Serbs, said his fighters
would not allow relief convoys to
pass through Serb-held territory en
route to central Bosnia until the
search for further bodies in Ka-
menica is completed.
"We want to get the parties to
cooperate. We want the international
community to realize how serious
the situation is," said Peter Kessler,
a U.N. aid official in Croatia.
U.N. officials already had sus-
pended aid flights to Sarajevo be-
cause the government's boycott
caused U.N. warehouses to fill up
with supplies.
"We've gotten to a point now
where we have almost a 100,000
people who are starving to death in
besieged Muslim villages in eastern
Bosnia. And we can no longer in
good conscience feed the Serb-held
villages next door, and feed Serb
families, while Muslim families just
a couple of feet down the road are
dying of starvation," said Sylvana
Foa, a U.N. spokesperson in Geneva.

Capital slalom courseA
As much of downtown Washington recovers from one of the biggest snow storms in recent years, a lone skier
crosses the Mall in front of the Washington Monument yesterd ay.

Sanitation Commissioner Emily
Lloyd said.
At least 100 travelers took
shelter inside control rooms in two
tunnels along Interstate 77 at the
Virginia-West Virginia line on
Saturday night, said Chuck
Armstrong of the Virginia
Department of Transportation.
They were freed by midday

Syracuse in northern New
York got the most snow of any big
city - 36 inches.
Fifteen homes toppled into the
sea in Southampton on New
York's Long Island, and four were
close to collapse on Nantucket
island in Massachusetts. Seaside
roads and homes were flooded
along Florida's Gulf Coast, North
Carolina's Outer Banks, the

Delaware and New Jersey shores
and up through New England.
The storm created blizzard
conditions in New England early
yesterday before pushing into
eastern Canada. It whipped the
Nova Scotia shoreline and
northern New Brunswick, dam-
aging buildings with wind gusting
to 65 mph.

. No pain, no gain: workout to
raise funds for AIDS research

by Randy Lebowitz
For the first time, fitness buffs in
Ann Arbor can work out not only for
personal gain, but to raise money for
AIDS research at the City of Hope
National Medical Center.
In the fifth year of "Aerobics
Against AIDS," 90 cities across the
country will participate in the March
27 event.
Located in Duarte, Calif., City of
Hope supports a National Medical
Center and the Beckman Research
Institute. Both of these facilities are
renowned for their treatment and re-
search of cancer, leukemia, diabetes,
heart and lung diseases, and AIDS.
LSA senior and chair of Workout
for Hope, Lynne Cohn, said the City
of Hope functions through auxiliary
chapters such as the University and
Ann Arbor Residence Chapter. Cohn
'founded the local chapter in October
1992 after working for the City of
Hope last summer.
"(City of Hope) offers a holistic
approach to medicine," Cohn said.
"Their motto is that 'There is no
profit in curing the body if in the
process we destroy the soul."'
Kari Anderson, Workout for
Hope national chair, recently led
volunteer coordinators from around
the country through a series of work-
shops and seminars on the City of
Hope campus in California.
"I've had such positive experi-
ences with Workout for Hope the
past four years. I'm anxious to help
lead the way in raising more money

for AIDS research through this im-
portant event," Anderson said.
The three-hour workout at the
University Sports Coliseum will be
taught by local fitness experts.
The workout will consist of high-
and low-impact aerobics, and focus
on muscle toning using canned
goods as weights, which will be
brought by the participants for dona-
tion to Wellness Huron Valley.
Volunteering their time for this
fitness extravaganza are instructors

basketball tournament, which she
hopes will appeal to the Greek
system's commitment to
The basketball tournament will
take place before the workout. The
tournament has been designed to get
those who are intimidated by, or do
not enjoy doing aerobics, involved in
the fundraising.
A walk around the fitness track
has also been included for senior cit-
izens and those who prefer to raise

'(City of Hope) offers a holistic approach to
medicine. Their motto is that "There is no
profit in curing the body if in the process we
destroy the soul."'
-Lynne Cohn
Workout for Hope chair

from 1220 Fitness Center, Ann
Arbor Community Recreation,
Chelsea Hospital Fitness Center,
Liberty Sports Complex, One on
One, Saline Recreation, the
University Adult Lifestyle Program,
and Washtenaw County Parks and
The Ann Arbor Vic Tannys were
originally scheduled to be repre-
sented, however they have since de-
cided not to participate insthe fund-
raiser for unknown reasons.
In addition to the aerobic portion
of the workout, Cohn mentioned
there will be a fraternity challenge

the money without doing the high
intensity workout.
During the breaks in the program,
entertainment will be provided by
Gym America and the University
cheerleading squad.
City of Hope has set a goal of
$1.5 million from workouts across
the nation. In Ann Arbor alone, co-
ordinators expect 500 participants
and hope to raise $25,000 for AIDS
"Ann Arbor is a community
where people are aware and work
together for good causes," Cohn

Between The Lines, a new paper for the gay/lesbian/bisexual community, is displayed on a rack in Angell Hall.
Newspaper focuses on social
issues 'Between the Lines'

by Karen Talaski
Daily Gender Issues Reporter
Students looking for a
newspaper to read between classes
Friday may have noticed
something new displayed on
campus newsstands.
The first issue of Between The
Lines - a monthly newspaper for
gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and
friends - was distributed
throughout Southeastern
Michigan, including the
University campus.
This issue includes articles
about right-wing, anti-homosexual
legislation and local Colorado
boycott efforts. The newspaper
will run monthly essays, poems
and an events calendar aimed at
the gay male, lesbian and bisexual
Associate Editor David Rosen-
berg said he hopes the paper will
fill the void in Michigan for a
homosexual newspaper after The
Michigan Tribune stopped
publishing in December.
"There are so many important
homosexual rights issues in Michi-
gan right now. A newspaper has to

be there to report on that," Rosen-
berg said.
Editor Mark Weinstein said
when the Between The Lines staff
began planning the paper in
January, it did not know what
would end up in its first issue.
"We decided that it was impor-
tant for whoever would be
involved to determine its look,"
Weinstein said. "It was important
to me to have a variety of
expressions in the newspaper."
Weinstein said he feels it is
critical for gay men, lesbians and
bisexuals to share their opinions
since there has been so much
coverage of homosexual issues in
the news lately.
"We were either celebrity or
villain of the year," Weinstein
continued. "It is important to be
heard in our own vehicle that
expresses our various viewpoints
in their totality."
The Between the Lines staff al-
ready experienced discrimination
and homophobia, Weinstein said.
The company that scheduled to
print the paper backed out shortly
before publication, saying its

owner was "morally opposed" to
the newspaper's content.
The printing company could
not be reached for comment.
Rosenberg said he believes the
printer's discrimination against the
paper was based on sexual
"We didn't tell them at the last
minute that we were a gay,
lesbian, bisexual paper," he said.
"It is easy to be lulled into,
business as usual and blow this
off, but I don't think we should."
Weinstein said this has been
the only negative reaction received
by the paper thus far.
"The phones are not ringing off
the hook, but that's just as well ...
Spending hours and hours
protesting gives in to their
homophobia when we could be
working on the newspaper," he
Both Rosenberg and Weinstein
said they were happy with the way
the first issue looked.
"It's very exciting. I'm happy
about the design and amazed at
how much advertising we got,"
Rosenberg said.

Student groups
Q Environmental Action Coali-
tion, meeting, School of Natural
Resources, Room 1040, 7 p.m.
Q Indian American Students As-
sociation, weekly board meet-
ing, Michigan League, Room A,
7 p.m.
Q Michigan Student Assembly,
temporary meetings to discuss
Diagpolicy, MichiganUnion, 3rd
Floor, 7 p.m.
Q Rainforest Action Movement,
meeting, Dana Building, Room
1046,7 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, beginners welcome,
CCRB; Martial ArtsRoom, 8:30-
9:30 p.m.
Q Society for Creative Anachro-
nism, medieval recreation group,
workshop: event planning III, 7
p.m.; meeting, 8 p.m.; EECS
Building, Room 1311.

chemistry ofMetaland Organic
Monolayers, inorganic seminar,
Chemistry Building,Room 1640,
4 p.m.
Q Blood Drive, Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room, 1-6:30 p.m.
Q Composers' Forum, School of
Music, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Q Faculty Recital, Rackham Lec-
ture Hall, 8 p.m.
Q HIV Risk Reduction Behaviors
Among Black Adolescents:
Theoretical and Methodologi-
cal Issues, School of Nursing,
Room 1216, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Q Issues in Culturally Competent
Practice With Women of Color,
West Engineering Building,
Room 232D, 12 p.m.
Q Mangled Mourners or Ani-
mated Corpses: Perspectives on
Self-Mutilation in Ancient Is-
rael, Frieze Building, Room
3050,4 p.m.

Gay Film Series, West Engi-
neering Building, Room 232D,
7:30 p.m.
Q Todos Santos: Reportfrom Gua-
temalan Village, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 8 p.m.
Student services
Q The Adoptee Gathering, drop in
to discuss specific issues that con-
cern adult adoptees, 117 N. Divi-
sion St., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
763-9255, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 7 p.m.-8 a.m., call
Q Psychology Undergraduate Peer
Advising, sponsored by Depart-

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