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*Politics are changing the face of Russia

Vladimir Zhirnovsky:
Clinton is 'such a coward'

HCHELKOVO, Russia (AP) - Bad Vlad is
mad. He's being snubbed by yet another world
leader. This time it's President Clinton.
Russian extreme nationalist Vladimir
Zhirinovsky called Clinton a coward yesterday
and told him to stay home and play the sax
instead of coming to a summit meeting in Mos-
cow next week.
Zhirinovsky also threatened Japan with a
blockade, said France and Germany were "suck-
ing up" to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and
called the West "rotten and moldy."
For good measure, he outlined his plan to
become foreign minister.
It was a vintage performance by the bad boy
of Russian politics, a man whose views have
provoked comparisons to Hitler and Mussolini.
Once dismissed as a clown, Zhirinovsky is
now viewed with deepening alarm. His Liberal
Democratic Party was the top vote-getter in
December's parliamentary elections.
Clinton's snub comes while Zhirinovsky still
smarts from a disastrous world tour.
He was booted out of Bulgaria, denied a

German visa and warned to stay out of France,
Austria, Australia and several other countries.
Zhirinovsky claimed yesterday that "things have
calmed down" and he'd been invited to Ger-
many, Austria, Spain, France, Norway and Aus-
U.S. officials have said Clinton will not meet
Zhirinovsky during the Jan. 12-15 summit in
"He shouldn't show that he's such a cow-
ard," said Zhirinovsky.
"What kind of American president is he?"
Zhirinovsky fumed. "He's coming and he's not
going to meet with me? Let him play his saxo-
phone instead of coming here and meeting with
Zhirinovsky also lumped French President.
Francois Mitterrand and German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl with Clinton as being cowards.
"All of you in the West have become rotten
and moldy. That's why you got scared that a
new, honest, brave man has emerged in Russia,"
he said. "You want us to be weak and rot with
you. But we won't. Rot without us!"



Russian extremist Vladimir Zhirinovsky holds up his official parliament membership card at a
regional parliament center in Russia.

Reorganizing Cabinet, Yeltsin taps liberal security adviser

MOSCOW (AP) - President
Boris Yeltsin named a liberal lawyer
as his first national security adviser
yesterday but postponed an expected
* Cabinet reshuffling.
Yuri Baturin, who previously
served as a legal adviser to Yeltsin, is
regarded as an independent-minded
Oficial fecar
*cost of crime
may hamper
local government officials saw im-
provements in the economy last year,
but many fear the progress will be
eclipsed by the staggering cost of
fighting crime, according to a survey
released yesterday.
Sixty-two percent of the local of-
ficials surveyed by the National
League of Cities said they enjoyed a
good economic climate in 1993, up
from 49 percent the previous year.
The evidence is in increases in
building permits, automobile regis-
trations and home mortgage refinanc-
ing, said the league's president, New-
ark, N.J., Mayor Sharpe James.
But crime, coupled with lingering
unemployment, threatens to unravel
the financial progress, James said. He
called on local officials to support
President Clinton's anticrime efforts.
"TheNo. 1hueandcry inAmerica
is still the fear of violent crime,"
James said. "We're not just talking
about urban America. No community
anid no individual has been untouched
by crime."
Nearly half of the local officials
- 49 percent - said problems with
gangs had worsened.

reformer who is likely to support a
generally pro-Western foreign policy
as security adviser.
Yeltsin's press secretary,
Vyacheslav Kostikov, said the job
was created in accordance with the
new constitution, which gives the
president strong powers. Yeltsin has

said he will maintain Russia's foreign
policy despite resistance from Com-
munists and ultranationalists who
made strong showings in parliamen-
tary elections.
Yeltsin also has promised to con-
tinue his free-market reforms despite
opposition from the hard-line groups.

Economics Minister Yegor Gaidar,
architect of the reforms, is the only
Cabinet member that Yeltsin has spe-
cifically said will retain his post.
Yeltsin promised last month to
streamline his administration and di-
rected Prime Minister Viktor
Chernomyrdin to come up with a new,

smaller Cabinet by the end of next
The ITAR-Tass news agency re-
ported that the reshuffling was post-
poned, probably until it becomes clear
which of Yeltsin's top aides will hold
leadership positions in the new par-
liament that convenes Tuesday.

credits for
Working in a local jail may seem
an odd experience to some.
But for students in Project Com-
munity this is just one way they can
receive credits for volunteering.
Started in 1961, Project Commu-
nity allows University students to re-
ceive between two and four credits
for working on a variety of commu-
nity service projects ranging from
health care to working in area correc-
tional facilities. The course requires
no prerequisites.
Besides the community service,
students participating in ProjectCom-
munity attend a weekly one-and-one-
half-hour seminar and do sociologi-
cal readings from a coursepack.
"The goal is to sort of take the
sociological reading the students are
doing in the coursepacks and relate
them to the work they're doing on
site," said Dave Waterhouse, a Project
Community employee and Univer-
sity graduate.
Students generally provide four to
six hours of community service each
week and receive around one credit
hour for every two hours of service.
Randy Ross, a first-year graduate
student in the School of Social Work,
earned 16 credits as an undergraduate,
and three credits as a graduate student
through Project Community.
Ross said he learned a lot through
his work with inmates in the
Washtenaw County jail.
"A lot of times you would notice
things that were happening to people
in jail could just as easily happen to
you or me, but sometimes they're just
treated as criminals and kind of writ-
ten off," Ross said.
But Ross said he wouldn't have
gained as much without the seminar
and the readings.
"Somebody may go and volunteer
and have good intentions, but still
think, 'This person's a criminal, you
can't trust him at all,'
"When you look at sociological
concepts, take into account different
things that happen in people's lives,
you begin to see past the criminal
facade of the person."
Jeff Howard, director of the Uni-
versity Office of Community Service
Learning, stressed the important
knowledge gained in volunteering.
"More and more the world is com-
ing to realize how interdependent we
are and learning how to work with
other people is a credible skill,"
Howard said. "You don't usually get
that when you're acting as an inde-
pendent student on behalfof attaining
good grades for yourself."
Project Community has open semi-
nar sections in leadership, education,
criminal justice, chemical depen-
dency,women's issues, special popt-
lations, and the environment. Over-
rides are available from the Office of
Community ServiceLearning, located
on the second floor of the Union.

Project Community will hold a
mass meeting Monday for interested
students at 7 p.m. in the Kuenzel
Room of the Union..

Sting and R.E.Me
among leaders for
Grammy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Old favor-
ites dominated this year's Grammy
Award nominations. Sting, a 10-time
winner, led with six nominations yes-
terday, including record, song and
best album. Multiple winners Whitney
Houston, R.E.M. and Billy Joel each
got four.
Five-time winner Alan Menken,
who co-wrote the "Aladdin"
soundtrack, and eight-time winner
David Foster, who helped produce
"The Bodyguard" movie soundtrack,
received five nominations. Neil
Young, who has never won aGrammy,
was nominated for record and song of
the year for "Harvest Moon."
Sting's "Ten Summoner's Tales"
was nominated for best album, while
his song "If I Ever Lose My Faith in
You" was up for best song and best
record. His other nominations were
for best male pop vocal performance,
best solo rock vocal performance and
best long-form video.
Joel was nominated for best record
and song for "The River of Dreams,"
and best album for "River ofDreams."
Houston's nominations included best
record for "I Will Always Love You,"
the No. 1 single from "The Body-

guard," which is in the running for top
album. R.E.M. picked up a best al-
bum nomination for "Automatic for
the People."
Others nominated for song of the
year are Jim Steinman for MeatLoaf's
"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I
Won't Do That)" and Menken and
Tim Rice for "A Whole New World,"
which also received a best record
nomination. Also nominated for al-
bum of the year was Donald Fagen's
The record of the year category
recognizes performers. Song of the
year recognizes writers. Album of the
year recognizes both the artist and the
Belly, a power-pop quartet; rock-
ers. Blind Melon; rhythm 'n' blues
singer Toni Braxton; Digable Plan-
ets, a jazz-inflected hip hop trio, and
SWV (Sisters with Voices) were
nominated as best new artist.
As always, the nominations were
as notable for those overlooked.
Among eligible artists snubbed from
the major categories - best song,
best album, best record - were U2,
Soul Asylum, Mariah Carey, Janet
Jackson and Nirvana. All received


Sting jams on his guitar at a concert for Walden Woods in September.

nominations in other categories. Pearl
Jam's best-selling "Vs." album came
out past the Sept. 30, 1993, deadline.
Rapper Snoop Doggy Dog, ac-
cused in the slaying of a Los Angeles
gang member, was cited with Dr. Dre
for best rap performance by a duo or
group for "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang."

Posthumous nominees, another
Grammy tradition, include Miles
Davis, nominated with Quincy Jones
for "Miles and Quincy Live at
Montreux," and Frank Zappa, repre-
sented by "Sofa" in the rock instru-
mental performance category. It's a
track from "Zappa's Universe."

*S. African prof. to discuss New
y ANDRES CORTES perience," Moody said, referring to In
FOR THE DAILY, the development of The New Consti- tie
A South African law professor tution. "This is historic transforma- st
will discuss the country's New Con- tion that occurred during our lives." bu
stitution and its implications on the Rather than revealing some of to
international community during a pre- these implications, Moody advised su
sentation in the Tribute Room in the the University community to "go to
iehool of Education Building from the lecture." gi
noon to 1 p.m. today. As a law professor, Govender was po
University of Natal Law Prof. asked to be a member of one of the 16 co
Karthy Govender, whose visit is spon- factions that created the New Consti- to
sored by the South Africa Initiative tution. The committee consisted of
Office (SAIO), was involved in the leaders of the African National Con- Sp
development of the recently adopted gress, as well as top members of South fu
New Constitution of South Africa. African President F.W. DeKlerk's ad- Fa
Charles Moody, executive direc- ministration. So
terof SAIO, said he feels fortunate to Govender's visit to Ann Arbor is fr
have Govender here. "Many people only as a scholar and is not connected Pr
ought to be involved in a historic to the University's decision to re- Fr
* event that happened in our life's ex- invest in the South African economy. Bi

1983, State of Michigan universi-
es were required by law to sell any
ock owned in companies that did
isiness in South Africa as a measure
penalize South Africa for its white
premacist policies.
Changes in South African law,
ving the country's 24 million Blacks
Qwer equal to their 4.5 million white
unterparts, haveprompted the world
open doors for South Africa.
This is the second speaker in an
AIO series. Other speakers in the
ture include Prof. Majola, Dean of
aculty at the University of the North,
auth Africa; Prof. Marlena Walter
om the University of Westing Cape;
of. Keletko Atkins and the Rev.
ank Giaconni, who succeeded
shop Desmond Tutu.


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