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The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 7, 1994 - 3

Liberals red-faced
over budget cuts


High school student members of the M
Moe U.
While the real United Nations
(U.N.) debates the fate of war-torn
Yugoslavia and Somalia, many area
high school students met this past week-
end at the University to consider these
and other world issues and offer their
The University's model U.N. con-
ference (UM-MUN) is an annual fo-
:um for students to hone their commu-
nication skills as they deliberate world
"The high school students repre-
sent countries. The delegates will put
forth the views of their countries on the
issues being discussed," said Kavitha

odel United Nations debate a measure during the third of four committee sessions Saturday in
4. brings world problems
Nagaprakash, an LSA senior and UM- All attempts atdecorum were made, the opportuni
MUN secretary general. including a dress code that is required prove their d
"You have to go from being an during all model U.N. sessions. Some skills is eq
American with a First World point of students even carried briefcases and Nagaprakashs
view to a delegate of, say, Bangladesh," portable computers. Students a
she said. While at the University, students U.N. conferen
The conference began Thursday were divided into subcommittees based cation al exper
with a keynote address by Kenneth on the organization of the real U.N. Kalin Agr
Lieberthal, a political science profes- Throughout the weekend, each com- Chicago Labo
sor. He urged students to remember mitteereceivedpnressreleasesandnews- delegation. ha
they are living in a changing world. paper articles thatoutlined"crises"fac- University, Ge
Before the conference, students re- ing the U.N. and the Univ
searched international issues and the Students must debate these top- Berkeley to co
position of thecountry they represented. ics, reach a compromise and then lations.
A volunteer staff of University stu- issue a U.N. resolution. "I like work
dents, many who have participated in "Model U.N. is a good activity getting away f
the simulation as high school students, because it educates students about ing out the pr
organized the conference. important world issues. Also, I think the first-years

Hutchins Hall.
ty they have to im-
ebate and oratorical
ually important,"
greed that the model
ce is an important edu-
awal, a member of the
oratory High School
s traveled to Harvard
eorgetown University
ersity of California-
ompete in other simu-
king with other people,
from home and figur-
oblems they give us,"
student said.

Clinton's $1.5
trillion budget calls
for reductions in
public housing,
heating subsidies
Democrats and lobbyists aimed fire at
President Clinton yesterday for cuts
he will seek in his 1995 budget, as
administration officials defended the
$1.5 trillion blueprint on the eve of its
"I'm not satisfied with the bud-
get," Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.),
chair of the Congressional Black Cau-
cus, said yesterday on NBC's "Meet
the Press."
Mfume took special issue with
Clinton's plans to whittle down spend-
ing for public housing and heating
assistance, saying, "Those things are
getting close to becoming what we
call non-negotiable items."
Clinton's package, for the fiscal
year that begins next Oct. 1, will lack
the dramatic tax increases and spend-
ing reductions the president sought a
year ago in his first budget. That pro-
posal paved the way for last summer's
enactment of his near-$500 billion
deficit-reduction plan.
But to meet the tight strictures
imposed by last August's package -
and pay for increases Clinton wants
for scores of other programs - the
budget will propose eliminating 115
small programs and holding nearly 600
others at or below the amounts they
were allowed for this year.
The proposed cuts would total $25
billion, said one administration offi-
cial who spoke yesterday on condi-
tion of anonymity. Of that, $8 billion

*Conference educates leaders HLIHS

..- J

N 500 University
students learn how
to use leadership
skills both on and off
The 1994 Greek Leadership Con-
ference (GLC) brought more than 500
students together at Kresge Business
School to experience "A Day in the
Life of Leader," the theme of this
year's forum.
LSA senior Tim Schuster, co-di-
rector of GLC, said the event was a
"I thought it went really well,"
Schuster said. "I've flipped through
the evaluations and it looks like we
received a positive response."
Schuster said most students
prefered the use of leadership path-
ways, a new addition to this year's
conference. Each pathway, from New
Members to Established Leaders, ca-
tered to a specific level of student
#adership, customizing the program
to the needs of its participants.
Students filed into Hale Audito-
rium at noon Saturday to listen to the
keynote speaker, Nancy Hunter
Dnney, deliver an inspiring speech,
titled "Dinosaurs Aren't Really Ex-
Denney discussed key aspects in

motivating oneself and others, signifi-
cant steps in building a community
atmosphere and the importance of
adapting organizations to changing
Those who heard Denney's speech
seemed impressed by its message.
"I thought the keynote was won-
derful and very motivating," said
Angie Hills, LSA junior and Pi Beta
Phi sorority president. "It gave me a
lot of inspiration. (Denney) has a fam-
ily and a career and made me realize
you can be successful doing both."
After the keynote, students were
divided into their respective pathways
for an afternoon of group activities
and guest speakers. Many attendees
cited "Double Vision," given by Greek
Leadership consultants Todd Helton
and Jennifer Smentek, as being ex-
tremely benefical.
"Double Vision" focused on the
different expectations between men
and women about relationships and
sexual issues. It was heard by all new
members and several Emerging Lead-
ers and was one of the more than half
a dozen talks.
"I thought the Double Vision ses-
sion was the most helpful," said Al-
ley, who participated in the Emerging
Leaders pathway. "They talked about
different stereotypes and ways to
breach them."
The Leaders pathway, made up pri-
marily of fraternity and sorority execu-

More than 500 students
attended the fourth annual
Greek Leadership Conference
held at the Business school
this weekend. Among the
Keynote speaker Nancy
Hunter spoke on "Dinosaurs
Aren't Really Extinct"
Two leadership consultants
spoke on the issue of
differing expectations
involving relationships
between men and women
tive members, began the night before
with a banquet dinner at Campus Inn,
which featured Denney's speech. The
following day consisted of a series of
workshops that helped the participants
get to know each other and improve
their individual and group leadership
Hills, who went through the Lead-
ers pathway, said she enjoyed the
interactive exercises and activities.
"It was good to hear about other
people's experiences. It will help me
out when I am put in that situation,"
she added.
Students participating in the final
pathway, Established Leaders, spent
their afternoon learning how to make
their past leadership experience work
for them in the real world. The GLC
committee chose Tracey Lyons, the
1991 University's Greek Woman of
the Year, to give the talk.

ENACT-UM jams for the
environment at Blind Pig

will be used to beef up favored pro-
grams such as job training and tech-
nological research and the rest to con-
tam a 1995 deficit the administration
will project at $176.1 billion - the
lowest level since 1989.
Word of the spending cuts has
already angered many members of
Congress, all of whom have favorite
programs they furiously defend. Law-
makers will spend most of the year
deciding which of the president's pro-
posals to embrace and which to ig-
Special interest groups are also
wasting little time gearing up.
The American Public Transit As-
sociation warned yesterday that nearly
seven in 10 mass transit systems would
have to raise fares if Congress ap-
proves Clinton's proposal to cut op-
erating assistance to commuter train
and bus systems.
Clinton wants to cut the program
by $200 million from its current $800
million level, government and indus-
try officials said. A program for help-
ing local governments buy buses and
other equipment would be increased.
Administration officials said cuts
in those and other programs were
needed to help reduce the deficit and
to pay for increases in education, crime
fighting, and other favored initiatives.
"The fact that we are now in an
area where we've got to control gov-
ernment spending, it's a great onoor-
tunity to redirect the role of govern-
ment," White House budget Director
Leon Panetta said on ABC's "This
Week With David Brinkley."
On NBC-TV with Mfume, Trea-
sury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen con-
ceded that getting the proposed cuts
through Congress would not be easy.
Report: 3
percent of
percent of federal defendants released
while awaiting felony trials are ar-
rested again for a new crime, the Jus-
tice Department said yesterday.
Half of those new crimes are felo-
nies, and half are lesser offenses, ac
cording to a study by the Bureau of
Justice Statistics. The bureau looked
at 44,113 defendants interviewed by
federal pretrial service agencies dur-
ing 1990 and data from state felony
Before trial, federal courts release
43 percent of defendants charged with
a violent offense. State courts let 63
percent of those charged with vio-
lence go free until trial.
The federal courts release a higher:
percentage of property-crime defen-
dants, 82 percent, than do state courts,
67 percent.
Federal defendants were much less
likely to be arrested again during pre-
trial release than state defendants, 3
percent compared to 18 percent.
Three percent of federal felony
defendants fail to show up for trial
after their release. Twenty-four per-
cent of state defendants miss their
court dates.
The study found that federal judges

release 62 percent of all felony defen-
dants before trial.

The Blind Pig will rock tonight
with the sounds of Pete Moss and the
Fun Guys, Heckyl and Jive, and Furi-
ous George at a fund-raising concert
for Environmental Action (ENACT-
UM), a University environmental
The concert has been coordinated
to heighten environmental awareness
and generate support forENACT-UM's
upcoming activities.
ENACT-UM's goal is to provide
environmental education for students
and members of the community while
teaching students how to live in an
environmentally responsible manner.
This mission is achieved through let-
ter-writing campaigns, seminars and
publications, as well as certain spe-
cial activities such as workshops on
Living Lightly and a Vegetarian Cook-
Tonight's concert will be held to
ensure funding for these activities,
and 10 percent of the money will be
donated to the Ecology Center of Ann
"I see it as a social event for every-
one in the group and a way to raise
funds. Hopefully it will raise some
awareness, too," said Mark Reeves,
ENACT-UM facilitator.
Some of the forthcoming activi-
ties that ENACT has planned include
visits to Angell Elementary school in
effort to inform younger students

about environmental issues as well as a
Bio-Diversity project associated with
the School of Natural Resources and
Environment that will attempt to pre-
serve species indigenous to Michigan.
ENACT-UM is also trying to get
the University to cut down on the
amount of posters placed on kiosks
around campus and promote the idea of
purchasing 100-percent post-consumer
The group has formed several com-
mittees to work on various issues that
involve students a'nd the University.
Projects such as Bio-Diversity and
Living Lightly - a series of seminars
given at student co-ops and fraternity
houses that teaches students to con-
serve resources - are part of the
organization's outreach programs.
Each band will play for one hour
while ENACT-UM members distrib-
ute ecological information and per-
form skits on living responsibly be-
tween each set.
Pete Moss and the Fun Guys are a
three-member local band that has per-
formed several shows in Ann Arbor
recently, including a standing-room-
only performance at Ashley's on State
Street last Tuesday night.
"They're fun to watch and fun to
listen to. They're funky," said LSA
senior Dan Berkove, ENACT-UM's
Speaker Committee chair.
Furious George is new to Ann
Arbor, and plays mostly progressive

costa Rica faces close presidential election

-SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -
Gosta Ricans voted for a president
yesterday after a campaign filled with
acrimony that was unusual for Cen-
tral America's most stable country.
For the top two contenders, the
race went down to the wire.
Opposition candidate Jose Maria
Figueres vowed to modernize the wel-
re state created by his late father,
three-time president Jose "Pepe"


"What a fabulous day!" said the
boyish, mustachioed Figueres before
voting near the mountaintop ranch
where his father launched a 1948
armed rebellion that led to Costa Rica
becoming a democracy.
Figueres told The Associated Press
his own polls showed him leading his
opponent, Miguel Angel Rodriguez,
by a narrow 3 percent.

But Figueres, a former agriculture
minister, faced a formidable adver-
sary in Rodriguez, candidate of the
ruling Social Christian Unity Party.
Rodriguez attended a Roman
Catholic Mass in a poor neighbor-
hood of San Jose before voting there.
Hundreds of supporters of both major
parties waved banners, honked horns
and urged compatriots to vote in this
year's election.


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