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Students, researchers stand

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by Andrew Taylor
President Clinton sent his budget
proposal to Congress last week, with
apromise thatthebudgetdeficitwould
decine ifhis plan is passed. The $1.52
trillion package details how the
administration plans to spend more
than previous administrations on
public works, education and retraining
jobless workers.
Clinton's budget is very similar to
the plan he laid out in a speech to
Congress Feb.17.
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole
(R-Kan.) said, "It's pretty much what
they promised - more taxes, more
spending."
However, Clinton spokesperson
Sally McDonald said the president's
plan to cut the annual deficit from a
current figure of $322 billion to $214
billion by 1997 has nationwide
support.
"Despite its shortcomings, this
budget takes astep in the rightdirection
for the future of the country,"
McDonald said. "I think most people
realize that we can't just keep doing

things like the Republicans used to.
That's how we got into this trouble."
However, Dole said the Clinton
package will not help the country out of
its deficit trouble.
"People out there in the real world
justdon'tunderstandhowrecord-setting
tax increases and a tax-payer-financed
spending spree by Congress will solve
the deficit."
Under the proposed Clinton budget,
more than half of the new taxes would
be paid by Americans with annual
incomes over $200,000.
The plan would raise the top tax rate
from 31 percent to 36 percentfor couples
with incomes of more than $140,000.
Students would be one of the groups
to benefit if the budget is passed by
Congress.
The Loan Marketing Association
would guarantee $9.7 billion in student
loans next year - a 5-percent increase.
Also, a new apprenticeship program
would be created to train high school
graduates who chose not to attend
college. This service would be provided
by increased funding to current
vocatonal schools.

v budget
Research scientists would also do
well under the Clinton plan. Funding
for the National Science Foundation
- which allocates research grants -
would be raised seven percent.
However, in addition to the wealthy,
doctors and hospitals would carrymuch
of the load to help balance the budget.
Their contribution would be createdby
a series of new rules designed to produce
$3 billion in savings from theMedicare
and Medicade programs.
"It's a courageous budget," said
Leon Panetta, Clinton'sbudgetdirector.
"It asks every American - senior
citizens, federal workers, doctors,
hospitals, farmers, the wealthy,
everyone - to contribute to put this
country back on the right track."
A key part of the Clinton budget
would be an addtional energy tax on
everything from gasoline to nuclear
power. But details have not been
finalized to determine the extent of the
increases.
"I know that the electric bill would
go up about two dollars a month for the
average household, but beyond that
I'mnotsure how iteffects other areas,"

The following is an outline of President Clinton's $1.52
trillion budget proposal.

Excise taxes: 30
Other: 4%
Corporate taxes: 80
Borrowing: 17%

'pend ing
Net interest: 14/a
Grants to states: 150/
Federal operations: 7%

Source: Office of Budget and Management

ANDREW TAYLOR/Daily

McDonald said.
Recommendations of the
Commission on National Health Care

Reform, due out next month, will
also have an effect on the specifics of
the federal budget.

Top debater wins Tiffany bowl in competition

by Debi Wojcik
The interview was for 9,a.m. I was
set to meet a perfectly studious man
whohadbeen awake since 6a.m., drink-
ing coffee and reading the Wall Street
Journal.
At least that would have been my
impression of an award winning de-
bater. On the contrary, I met with a
semi-sloppy man who lives with seven
others just like him
Matthew Shors, asenior concentrat-
ing in political science, received the
most individual speaking awards out of
148 debaters to grab the prestigious
1993 Individual Top Speaker award at
the National Debate Tournament. The
tournament was held at the University
of Northern Iowa on March 26-30.
Shors has won nine other awards in
the past 4 years of college debating.
Steven Mancuso, University debate
coach, said Shors is by far the best
debater in the nation.
'"During his freshman year (Shors
and his partner) were the most success-
ful team in the nation."
Mancuso added that by Shors'
sophomore year he had reached the
final round at the national tournament.
For a sophomore, Mancuso said, that is
"pretty incredible."
Shors said he always loved to argue,
and found debating to be a productive
way to do it.
Shors, who grew up in Des Moines,
Iowa, began his debating career at
Roosevelt High School, where he won
the Iowa State Tournament. Mancuso
saw him debate and invited him to visit
Sthe University.
thShors' mother, Patricia, said Shors
loved to play games as a child.
"He was always a competitor, and
always wanted to win." She said debat-
ing is a sophisticated and analytical
game which is a reason Shors is at-
tracted to it.
..' Shors is a graceful loser and has
a>.

always been very mature, she added.
Growing up, Patricia Shors said, her
son had dreams of becoming a CIA
agent.
"He used to follow us from tree to
tree, and we would pretend that we
didn't see him."Shors also dreamed of
becoming an NBA basketball player.
Shors said he still has a passion for
basketball, and when he is not studying
he shoots hoops.
Bram Sada, an LSA senior and one
of Shors' roommates, said he likes to
debate about sports.
"He'll debate the dumbest things,
like who has the highest free-throw
percentage."
Sada said Shors is a fun guy but he
cannot stand to argue with him.
Anotherroommate,LSA seniorRob
Millimet, agreed with Sada.
"It is very hard to change his mind
when he has it set on something,"
Millimet said.
However, Liz MacKinnon, Shors'
girlfriend of 5 years, said that Shors'
arguing ability is not intimidating.
MacKinnon attends the University of
Seattle.
"The thing about debate is that you
always have tobe upon currentevents."
MacKinnon said she finds Shors to be
very enlightening.
MacKinnon considers Shors to be a
well-roundedman. "He is definitely not
the Alex Keaton type that people might
expect."
Shors' debate partner Jennifer
Ouding, an LSA senior, said he is con-
sidered to be the best debater in the
nation.
During the second semester, when
Shors was promoted to the "power po-
sition"-delivering the final speech-
Ouding was appointed to be his partner.
She said she feltpressure living up to the
reputation Shors established.
MancusosaidShors' promotion was
because he was the more experienced

Arlan
hits Iraqi
radar sitee_
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S
warplane destroyed an Iraqi radar track-
ing site south of the no-fly zone over
northern Iraq yesterday after the aircraft
was threatened, a Defense Departmenti
spokesperson said.
The plane, one of two on a routine
monitoring patrol in the zone, was not
fired on but "the crew felt threatened,":
DOD spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Brian
Cullin said.
White House spokesperson Lorraine
Voles said the return "is consistent with
our policy that when our forces feel
threatened, we're going to respond."
Both aircraft safely returned to their
operating base at Incirlik, Turkey.
Iraq's official news agency reported
three Iraqisoldiers were wounded in the
incident. The Iraqi News Agency,moni-
tored by the British Broadcasting Corp.
in Cyprus, quoted a Foreign Ministry
spokesperson as saying the attack was
provocative, hostile behavior.
The spokesperson, who was not
named, said the attack occurred 33 miles
south of the oil city of Mosul, appar-
ently placing it outside the allied-en-'
forced no-fly zone.
'They operated under
the guidelines that
when you're illuminated
it is considered to be a
threat.'
- Lt. Cmdr; Brian Cullin
DOD spokesperson
The two U.S. Air Force F-4G Wild
Weasel fighters were in the no-fly zone
throughout the incident, but were illu-1
minated by the radar operating south of
the 36th parallel, Cullin said.
"They operated under the guide-
lines that when you're illuminated it i
considered to be a threat," he said. .
The 36th parallel marks the border
of the no-fly zone over northern Iraq set
up to protect Kurds from Iraqi attack
after the Persian Gulf War.
"One of the F-4s in the flight re
spondedby firing a single HARM (high;
speed, anti-radiationmissile) atthe Iraq,
radar," the Defense Department said in
a written statement.
Officials believe the site was de.-
stroyed because "the radar ceased ilh-&
minating after the impact of the mis-.
sile," Cullin said. He said no immediate
assessment was available and there ha
been no response from the Iraqi governk
ment to the incident.
"Although the Iraqi radar was t-
cated south of the 36th parallel, its asso-
ciated missile system still posed a direct
threat to coalition aircraft operating im
the exclusion zone, making it necessary
for the coalition aircraft to respond," tl
statement said.
The radar was located near
Quayyarah WestAirfield,11 miles south
of the 36th parallel. -
"This is the first time below the 36th
parallel that we have engaged a target,"
the spokesperson added.

This incident follows a confronta-
tion April 9 when U.S. warplanes
dropped four cluster bombs on an Iraqi
artillery battery after being shot at while
on a routine monitoring mission in the
no-fly zone.
Iraq said a soldier who was guarding
a dam was wounded in that attack, and
denied that it had fired on the planes.

National debate award

winner Matthew Shors tells about his successes during an interview.

debater.
"These are considered the power
positions because they are the hardest,"
Mancuso said.
This promotion allowed Shors' ar-
gumentative abilities to stand out.
"He can really tell a story," Ouding
said. "He can make people believe some-
thing the team could not necessarily
prove."
This ability won the award forShors.
Also, Mancusoadded, Shors is quick
on his feet, which is an important talent
for a debater.
"He learns and analyzes faster than
any other debater, and can adapt to

whatever the other team says," Mancuso
said.
Ouding added that several debaters
consider Shors to be their idol, but said,
"Matt was so talented, no one could
replace him."
The last tournament was especially
important for Shors because it was his
last chance to debate. His mother was
able to attend because it was close to
home.
Patricia S hors said she is very proud
of her son.
"I was so excited it's a wonder I
didn'tpop a button on my dress when he
got the award."
Mancuso said the University does
not actually have the trophy yet. The
trophy is a $20,000 bowl crafted by
Tiffany's of New York.
There are only two of its kind in the
world. One is currently in New York
having Shors' name added to its list of

winners, the other is in Russia. Presi-
dent George Bush gave it to President
Mikhail Gorbechev as a present.
The bowl will soon be on display at
the University.
Shors said his future plans include
taking a year off to decide which law
school to attend.
He said he is looking into the Uni-
versity of Chicago.
For the past three summers Shors
has worked at the Michigan National
Debate Institute held at the University.
The program is designed to familiarize
high school students with debating tac-
tics.
Shors said he will be looking for a
paralegal job for this summer.
Shors said he enjoyed being on the
University debate team. "I will miss it
but I am ready to move on."
Ouding and Mancuso said the team
will definitely miss him.

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Student groups
U Environmental Action Coalition,
meeting, School of Natural Re-
sources, Room 1040,8 p.m.
U Hillel, The Strategic Cooperation
Between Washington and Jerusa-
lem: Security Agreements and
Political Disagreements, 7 p.m.
U Indian American Students As-
sociation, weekly board meet-
ing, Michigan League, Room A,
7 p.m.
O Michigan Student Assembly,
meeting to discuss Diag policy,
Michigan Union, 3rd Floor,7 p.m.
U Newman Catholic Student Fel-
lowship, RCIA, 7 p.m.; Bible
Study, 7:30 p.m.; St Mary Stu-
dent Parish, 331 Thompson St.
C Rainforest Action Movement,
meeting, Dana Building, Room
1046,7 p.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, beginners welcome,
CCRB,Martial ArtsRoom, 8:30-

Q U-MNinjitsu Club,practice,I.M.
Building, Wrestling Room G21,
7:30-9 p.m.
Events
Q Breastfeeding and Maternal
Employment in the United
States, Population Studies Cen-
ter Brown Bag Iecture, 1225 S.
University Ave., 2nd Floor Con-
ference Room, 12 p.m.
U AnEveningwithCharlesBaxter,
Canterbury House, 518 E. Wash-
ington St., 8 p.m.
U Experimental and Theoretical
Studies of the Photochemistry
of Dinuclear Organometallic
Complexes, inorganic seminar,
ChemistryBuilding,Room 1640,
4 p.m.
Q Social Context and Teenage
Pregnancy, RCGD Seminar, In-
stitute for Social Research, Room
6050, 12 p.m.
Q Turkey: A New Bridge Between

Student services
Q The Adoptee Gathering, drop in
to discuss specific issues thatcon-
cern adult adoptees,Catholic So-
cial Services Building, 117 N.
Division St., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Q Consultation for Student Lead-
ersand Student Organizations,
speak with peer and professional
consultants regarding leadership
and organizational development,
SODC, Michigan Union, Room
2202, 8 a.m.-5 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.
U Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 7 p.m.-8 a.m., call
764-8433
Q Psychology Undergraduate Peer
Advising, sponsored by Depart-
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1993

Lecture by
Roger Rosenblatt
author of

Jeffrey L. Weisberg Freshman Poetry Award
Kasdan Scholarship in Creative Writing
Michael R. Gutterman Award in Poetry
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