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One hundred three years of editorial freedom


Vol. IV, Na 94 Arm Arhorr Michigan - Monday, March 14, C) 1994 The Michigan Daily

*debuts this
The much-awaited Power PC mi-
croprocessor will make its campus
debut this morning.
* Apple will present the long-
awaited next generation of personal
computers at a 10 a.m. unveiling at
the Campus Computer Showcase on
the ground floor of the Union. The
unveiling will be via satellite from
Apple's California headquarters.
Known as the Power Macintosh
line of computers, the new machines
can run Macintosh, Windows and
*DOS applications at the same time.
Apple claims the new processor can
run Windows and DOS programs at a
speed comparable to an Intel 486 chip.
Jonathan Freeman, one of three
Apple student representatives on cam-
pus, said, "It's going to be an amazing
show." Food will be served while
visitors examine three models featur-
ing the Power PC processor.
The new computers fall into the
*medium-high price range, beginning
at about $1,600 for the Power
Macintosh 8100.
One strong selling point of the
Power Macintosh computers is that
the basic operating system is System
7.2, providing a familiar environment
for old Macintosh users. The Power
PC screen looks like any Macintosh.
When Windows or DOS is in use, a
new window opens on the System 7.2
Apple claims its new computers
outperform Macintosh computers
emulating an IBM-compatible be-
cause the Power PC chip is based on
Reduced Instruction Set Computing
(RISC) technology.
"The technology is simple, and
yet amazing at the same time," Free-
man said. "IBM developed this tech-
nology in the '70s and put it on the
RISC chips process information
in smaller chunks than Complex In-
struction Set Computing (CISC) chips,
which include virtually all chips used
in current personal computers.
The Power PC microprocessor is
the result of a three-year collabora-
tion between Apple, IBM and
In a demonstration for the Daily, a
Power Macintosh 8100 ran four
QuickTime movies concurrently, and
See POWER PC, Page 2

si s mmmds for jobs in Detroit

Clinton says
job training
key to future
DETROIT - Amid cheering
crowds, President Clinton arrived here
yesterday afternoon, alongside his top
economic advisers, in preparation for
today's job summit.
Clinton came calling to promote
his plan to streamline job re-training
programs and to steer attention away
from ongoing questions regarding the
Whitewater affair.
Clinton visited Focus:HOPE, a job
re-training center in a rundown part
of the city's west side. Wiping away
tears at times, Clinton said he was
proud to come to what he called "one
of the most advanced" job-retraining
centers in the country.
"Here we are, in an inner-city
neighborhood, with building after
building of plants that were closed
down, which could have become a
symbol for the loss of hope, which
could have become yet another ex-
cuse for why people can't make it if
they are poor, or if they are minori-
ties, or if they are women, or if they've
been on welfare," Clinton said.
"This is a place that says when you
work, when you learn, you can do,
you can have a future."
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) praised
Clinton for supporting the job-train-
ing program.
"Clinton is the first president to
explicitly support Focus:HOPE in the
budget," Levin said.
Father William T. Cunningham,
the executive director of Focus:HOPE,
added, "This is the miracle on Oak-
land Boulevard. It is only appropriate
for me to introduce the man from
Hope, Ark., to Focus:HOPE."
Clinton himself touched on this
"I remember I used to say, when I
was running for president, that I still
believed in a place called Hope. And
now I can say that I still believe in a
place called Focus:HOPE."
Many of the politicians present at
the tour of the Focus:HOPE center hoped
to capitalize on the-added attention of
the center and the city of Detroit.
See SUMMIT, Page 9

President Clinton speaks to a crowd of Focus:HOPE participants yesterday afternoon.
Skills not diplomas may be ticket to jobs for

DETROIT - Aside from a photo-
op or two, the G7 conference will
likely have few students in the spot-
light and will be focused on reams of
economic data, projections and fore-
casts, out of reach and out of mind for
most college students.
So the question is: Why should
college students care about a highly
technical economic conference here?
Politicians and participants great
and small tried answering that ques-
tion with one running theme: College
students need jobs and there aren't
enough of them now.
President Clinton tried to combat
the complexity of the economic con-
ference by speaking in broad strokes
about the need for re-employment.
Preparing for what his aides said
will be a major economic policy
speech, Clinton said skills, not diplo-

mas, are what counts.
"Unless people are trained, unless
they have a skill that enables them to
compete and win in the global
economy, only then will they be guar-
anteed a job," Clinton said.
In a brief exchange with reporters
after deboarding Air Force One at
Selfridge Air National Guard Base,
the president said college students
should be carefully eyeing the jobs
"The jobs summit is working to
create jobs and college students need
jobs after graduating," Clinton said,
while shaking hands with Air Na-
tional Guard members.
Gov. John Engler said college stu-
dents should be extremely watchful
of the jobs summit.
"If they have the skills and the
background, it doesn't matter how
many years of college they have, they
will find work."

Engler stressed that college stu-
dents should train for careers that are
in demand.
"Finding a job depends on what
kind of work is out there," he said. "It
also has a lot to do with the Univer-
sity. The University does not benefit
very much if it does not help its stu-
dents find work after they graduate,".
Engler said.
The governor contrasted the col-
lege students without skills and many
years of college with the Focus:HOPE
"At Focus:HOPE, young people
will go right to work after they gradu-
ate," Engler said. "Which isn't al-
ways the case with college students."
State Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-
Lansing), a gubernatorial candidate
with a college student of her own here
at the University, said students need
jobs and it is the responsibility of the
government to provide them.

college grads
"This country and this state for too
long have not done enough to employ
people fully," Stabenow said. "We
need good jobs for students coming
out of college, not minimum wage
U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-De-
troit) said he was optimistic about the
job market in the years to come, but
said he was unsure as to what effect
the conference itself would have on
"I don't know. Will the confer-
ence create any jobs? Probably not.
Will it help? It might."
Father William T. Cunningham,
the director of Focus:HOPE, said he
was optimistic for the future of young
people, not just college students.
"We are taking young people that
would not go to college and training
them for good jobs with a 100-per-
See STUDENTS, Page 9

'U' receives sculpture
*memorializing Holocaust

Greeks come together
for week of fun, funds

Transmitting power, energy and knowledge
of the Holocaust, the 7-foot, patina-colored
memorial monument, sitting on University
grounds, speaks for itself.
The sculpture, the first Holocaust memorial in
an American university, depicts a person with one
arm raised in the air, the other covering the head.
"My words are irrelevant, but what the
sculpture says is you invent something," said
the sculptor, Leonard Baskin, who proudly in-
spected his work yesterday as it was unveiled at
the corner of Fletcher and Washington streets,
s't... ...a,. ..F *I.--- -T--------- .. .. .t.

A choir and soloist Marilyn Krimm per-
formed several songs in Hebrew in remem-
brance of those who died in the Holocaust.
Modern Jewish History Chair Todd
Endelman, the keynote speaker of the cer-
emony, spoke about the "exploration of the
meanings to make sense of the Holocaust'...
particularly, looking at the larger meanings that
have been attributed to it."
Internal Medicine Prof. David Schteingart
said, "While many atrocities have been com-
mitted and are still being committed spirits are
not destroyed."
Schteingart suggested that "every city should

Rising to the challenge, Greek
Week 1994 seeks to raise money for
philanthropies and improve the im-
age of the Greek system.
"The main reason we do it is to
raise money for the philanthropies,"
said Greek Week Co-chair Erik
Peterson, an LSA senior.
"Our secondary focus is that it's
great to see the Greek system come
together- in good competition,"
Peterson said. "People are being en-
ergetic, working together for a good
c.noe Ianud having aogreat time doing

"We try to choose (charities) that
are pertinent to the community and to
college students," Peterson said. "We
try to give money to charities that will
be impacted by our donation."
The slogan for Greek Week 1994
is "Rise to the Challenge."
"We wanted something very ac-
tive to encourage people to go out and
be active - rise to the challenge to
participate in the events, raise money,
promote the system and be excited
about it while they're doing it,"
Peterson said.
The entire campus is welcome to

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