2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 2, 1993
Dingeli comes out against NAFTA
WASHINGTON (AP) - Influ-
ential Michigan U.S. Rep. John
Dingell announced yesterday he
would oppose the North American
Free Trade Agreement, saying it "falls
short of its worthy goals."
Dingell, chair of the House En-
ergy and Commerce Committee,
urged Clinton to negotiate a new trade
agreement "free of the defects plagu-
ing this one."
The decision by Dingell, until now
publicly uncommitted, means every
Michigan Democrat is on record
against the trade pact among the
United States, Canada and Mexico.
Only one of the delegation's five
Republicans, Rep. Joseph
Knollenberg of Bloomfield Hills, has
announced support for the plan.
In a letter to President Clinton,
Dingell said he supported the concept
of a North American agreement but
couldn't back the one Congress is
scheduled to vote on Nov. 17.
The lawmaker from Trenton ex-
pressed concern about Mexico's lack
ofenvironmental statutes, and its child
labor practices, health and safety prob-
lems, and other labor issues.
"The NAFTA, if properly negoti-
ated, could contribute greatly to solv-
ing the problems of illegal immigra-
tion, worker exploitation and envi-
ronmental degradation," Dingell
wrote.'"A well-crafted agreement can
promote real democratic reforms in
Mexico, create jobs in and enrich all
three signatory countries, and enhance
our economic position within the
"However worthy the concept,
members of Congress must cast their
votes on the NAFTA not on the basis
of its potential, but on the terms of a
particular context. Unfortunately, the
agreement negotiated by your prede-
cessor, even with the side agreements
recently concluded, falls short of its
In addition to the 10 House Demo-
crats who oppose it, Sens. Carl Levin
and Donald Riegle, also Democrats,
are working to defeat the plan.
Spearheading the anti-NAFTA
effort in Congress, House Majority
Whip David Bonior (D-Mouni
Clemens) says he has 208 committed
"no" votes, just 10 short of an abso-
Toilet 'artwork' graces New Sense Museum
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -New
York has the MOMA. Paris has the
Louvre. Berkeley has the New Sense
Museum, where art is strictly in the
eyes of the beholder.
The New Sense (say it fast) con-
sists of avacant, weed-strewn lot stud-
ded with weird objects, most notably
a flotilla of commodes painted fluo-
rescent pink, orange and green.
"What can I say? Art is whatever
you can get away with, I guess," said
Andy Ross of nearby Cody's Books.
"I'd much rather have a nice monu-
mental Picasso or an ice skating rink,
but we have the toilet museum."
Some exhibits have severed man-
nequin limbs and flamingo heads.
Others sport lines of poetry. All are
probably destined for a garbage heap
once the museum's guiding force,
RichardListmoves on in afew weeks.
He says he wants to relocate to
Utah, where the air is fresh and the
landscape "looks like melting ice
Until then, his humble objets
d'bath, alternately jeered and cheered
by passersby, continue to pose a riv-
eting question: Is it art? Or is it just a
bunch of spray-painted toilets?
List, who cites Belgian painter
Rene Magritte as one of his inspira-
tions, chooses not to answer.
"I just have this random juxtapo-
sition of objects," he said. "People
say, 'I don't get the message.' Well
that's the point. Life is a mystery."
This being Berkeley, the
museum's history is rooted in protest.
The city is fighting with the owner
over cleanup costs of the lot, which
has been vacant since a 1990 fire.
City Councilmember Carla Wood-
worth said the owner seems unwilling
to sell, rebuild or clean it up.
PHOTO ILLUSTRAION By ELIZABETH LIPPMAN/DaiIy
Andrew Blovey, an RC sophomore, obviously prefers the "creamed spinach
color" and "pea soup color" of his Nintendo Game Boy to other hand-held,
computer-animated toys. Blovey engages in a stimulating and mentally
challenging game of Tetris before class yesterday. Beats the hell out of
,making up that last-minute econ problem set, doesn't it?
Artist Richard List sits among his toilet art in Berkeley, Calif. List has
installed the New Sense Museum along a busy Berkeley street.
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means. "I slept," said LSA senior
Others turned toparties and friends
for stress-release. After a test-filled
week, RC senior Peter Daugavietis
took a break before preparing for his
last midterm. "Halloween weekend
was a perfect excuse for procrastina-
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was a perfect excuse
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tion," he said.
Yet taking too much time off can
have consequences as well. RC sopho-
more Peter Madden commented rue-
fully, "I haven't done any work since
my last exam and now it's caught up
Some students wonder if the pres-
sure will ever end. For LSA sopho-
more Cindy Kim, the answer is no.
"Every time I'm done with one exam,
I can't party because I have another
one coming up," she said.
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rematch of the closest mayoral race in
city history, and it was again a tossup
as the candidates made election-eve
In arguing for a second term, soft-
spoken Mayor David Dinkins said he
had held the line on property taxes
and that crime was on the decline.
Republican challenger Rudolph
Giuliani said Dinkins had done little
to stop violent crime, and had been
slow to act when Blacks committed
crimes against Jews and Asian mer-
While those three contests got the
attention of the national parties, they
are hardly the only intriguing races on
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running their entire platform as their
middle name?" Payne asked. "MSA
serves a very important purpose on
this campus and when people make
fun ofit, itmakes amockery ofMSA."
However, members of the Keg
and Beavis n' Butt-Head parties said
their nicknames only serve to make
MSA elections lighthearted and more
interesting for student constituents.
Beavis n' Butt-head party mem-
ber Brent "Butt-Head" House said the
party wants to keep using nicknames
because the monikers relate to its
"We wanted to get goofy names
thatpeople know us by... or from the
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hopes to become Boston's first Ital-
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Voters in Washington state de-
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package Gov. Mike Lowry won to
close a budget gap and pay for a
universal health care program.
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should be subject to term limits. New
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mayor and other city officials should
face term limits.
TV show," House explained. "Since0
it's been done in the past, we didn
think there was going to be any prob-
lems with it."
House said he plans to take the
new nickname policy before MS A's
judiciary committee for questioning,
"Our complaints were falling 6n
dead ears," House said. "Ifeellike
we're being snubbed because we don't
fit the norm of a political party."
Although she is not running in this
election, LSA Rep. and Keg Party
member Michelle Ferrarese said she
thought the decision to remove party
nicknames was unnecessary.
"It's kind of ridiculous for them to
do that (when) they could limit the
nicknames tomaybe acouple of words
and solve the problem," Ferrarese said.
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