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April 14, 1994

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science teachers often buy into the
negative press their subjects receive.
"A natural science teacher is its
own worst enemy," Coppola said. He
said these teachers must work to over-
come the images that portray their
subjects as difficult and boring.
Learning how to overcome diffi-
cult situations is one of Coppela's
strong points. He said the idea for his
speech originated on a cold Novem-
ber morning when he was heading to
his teaching job at the University of
Coppola's car would not start.
Frustrated by not being able to fix his

engine, he thought about all the things
he knew about engines and invented
a way to fix it.
At that point, "I was ecstatic. I
found my purpose - a problem
solver." Later in his speech, Coppola
used the engine as a metaphor for this
purpose. "The engine was what drives
me professionally."
Coppola criticized liberal arts edu-
cators for setting up too many bound-
aries between different fields of study.
"It's not an evil to disintegrate, but an
evil not to re-integrate (fields of
study)," Coppola said.
He also encouraged both teachers
and students to take responsibility for
learning. "Teachers buy into the game
and take on too much responsibility
by themselves," something Coppola

said every instructor should work to
Coppola later showed a slide of
lots of black and white clumps, ex-
plaining that it is necessary to take
what onethas learned to relate it to
"the big picture." He said it was a
picture of a dog, and for students not
to give up on problems until they see
"the dog."
After Coppola finished speaking,
the audience lauded his message. LSA
senior Venu Pillarisetty, a former stu-
dent of Coppola's, said he thought the
lecturer's most important point was
"his idea that learning is the real mis-
sion of the University."
Aaron Thorton, a first-year engi-
neering student, said, "I didn't want
to go (to the speech) when my room-
mate told me a chemistry teacher was
being honored and speaking, but Dr.
Coppola made it humorous and inter-
esting. It wasn't like attending an-
other chem lecture."
Coppola was introduced by his
associate and friend, Chemistry As-
sistant Chemistry Prof. William H.
Pearson, who said the University has
"a real gem" in Coppola. Sidney Fine,
last year's winner, Regent Laurence
Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills), and
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MSA sponsors slate of activites to.
boost environmental awareness

Ever wonder what dolphins and
water-condom tossing have in com-
mon? Probably not, but each of these
will help to highlight Earth Week
today thanks to the Michigan Student
Assembly's Environmental Issues
A schedule of environmental ac-
tivities will take place all over cam-
pus today, culminating in a video and
slide presentation titled, "Dolphins,
Whales, Tigers. Endangered Species
and the Politics of Extinction."
The presentation will be given by

Samuel LaBudde of the Marine Mam-
mal Foundation. LaBudde has worked
in many countries to halt species ex-
ploitation and the illegal killing of
mammals. He was also a founding
force in the movement to urge the use
of dolphin-safe tuna.
"He goes all over the world and
works with species who are being
exploited," said MSA Environmental
Issues Chair Michelle Ferrerase.
The undercover slide and video
presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in
Room 1046 of the Dana Building and
will be followed by a free reception
serving a variety of organic foods.

Other activities include a water-
condom toss sponsored by Students
for Zero Population Growth and a
performance by Chameleon's Dish,
both beginning at noon on the Diag.
"It's a great idea to get people
educated about overpopulation and
overconsumption issues," said SNRE
junior Kate Buckingham about the
water-condom toss.
There will be a drum and music
session from 9 p.m. to midnight at the
Guild House at Oakland and Monroe
streets, sponsored by Eye of the Spi-
ral, a student group dedicated to spiri-
spread environmental damage, Plater
Despite the rate of growth, key
elements in decreasing human impact
include reducing carbon dioxide emis-
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million people a year. If each addi-
tional person generates an average
carbon dioxide output of 20 tons per
year, then the carbon dioxide emis-

sion from U.S. population growth
alone is 52 million tons a year.
That makes a pretty big hole in the
All of these factors are intercon-
nected, but world population num-
bers are ultimately what leads to wide-

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Police said five of the six people
killed, including the attacker, had been
identified. They include Rahamim
Mazgawker, a 33-year-old Ethiopian
immigrant from Hadera; David Muyal,
27, from Tel Aviv, who was riding the
bus as part of the training to become a
driver; and Sgt. Ari Perlmutter, 19, of
Ovot. Names of the others were with-
held until their relatives could be told.
The injured included two Israeli
Arabs and 18 soldiers, Israel radio said.
Most suffered slight injuries.
There were about 70 people on the
bus when the bomb exploded.
The Islamic Resistance Movement,
or Hamas, claimed responsibility for
the attack, saying it was to avenge the
deaths of 30 Palestinian worshipers
killed by a Jewish settler at the mosque
in Hebron.
Mohammed Nazzal, the Hamas rep-
resentative in Jordan, said the group's
military wing, Izzeddin Al-Qassam
Brigades, was responsible and had
vowed a total of five attacks to avenge
the mosque massacre.
PLO leader Yasser Arafat con-
demned Wednesday's attack. "These
attacks target only the innocents, on
both sides, Israelis and Palestinians,
and serve only to hit at the heart of the
peace process," Arafat said in
Strasbourg, France. Israeli-Arabs were
among the victims in both Wednesday's
attack and the suicide car bomb on
April 6 that killed seven Israelis and
wounded 45 in the northern town of
Israel has closed its borders to all 1.8
million Palestinians in the occupied
territories since the April 6 attack. But
Rabin noted thatha complete seal was
not possible given that 10,000 Israeli-
registered cars, many belonging to set-
tlers, cross the line daily.
Yesterday's attack sparked angry
reactions in Hadera, a working class
town. More than 50 protesters gathered
near the bus station chanting "Death to
the Arabs!" and "Rabin is a Traitor!"
Right-wing opposition leaders
called for annulling the Sept. 13 peace
agreement with the PLO and for Rabin

Continued from page 1
A joint International Red Cross
and Doctors Without Borders convoy
of nine vehicles carrying two surgical
teams and 25 tons of medical supplies
reached Kigali from Bujumbura, the
capital of neighboring Burundi. Later
yesterday, the Red Cross began feed-
ing Rwandan refugees in Kigali.
The relief convoy was the first to
reach the blood-soaked capital since
the bloodshed erupted.
Doctors Without Borders field
officials said 150,000 to 200,000
people are fleeing in every direction
from central Rwanda to seek safety
in Zaire, Burundi, Tanzania and
"Many, many people have been
killed," said Phillippe Gaillard, head
of the International Committee of the
Continued from page 1
lected an estimated 100,000 signa-
tures - one-fifth of the goal.
This Ann Arbor congregation has
a direct link to Kevorkian's work.
Church member Marian Fredrick
ended her life with his assistance.
Ken Shapiro, a man who has lived
with terminal cancer through 17 years
and 50 surgeries,joined Kevorkian in
a panel discussion. Dr. Ronald Bishop
moderated the talk.
Kevorkian, who is a University
alum, said the amendment harkens
back to the time when the U.S. Con-
stitution was drafted.
"What we're doing now is extend-
ing the Bill of Rights. That's all we're
doing," Kevorkian said, explaining
that assisted suicide is a right. "You
can take my liberty away, but you
can't take my right away."
Kevorkian called the troops to
battle by saying, "It's a worldwide
issue and we in Michigan are going to
lead the way for the first time in
human history and it's fun."
He brushed away fears that a
Michigan ballot amendment would
die like ballot amendments in Cali-
fornia and Washington. He asserted
the language of the local amendment

Red Cross in Kigali. "Everyone is
fighting here. The army is fighting the
RPF (rebels). Part of the civilian popu
lation is fighting against the other part
of the civilian pof lation. The people
are fighting against their own broth-
ers, and this is very sad."
A heavily armed column of Bel-
gian troops rescued 18 foreigners yes-
terday from the Ndere psychiatric
hospital north of the airport.
As the convoy arrived, 500 ethni*
Tutsi refugees camped in one of the
compound's buildings rushed out with
their hands up, pleading for help.
They were left behind, along with
200 mentally ill Rwandans living in
the hospital.
Army troops and rebel soldiers
engaged in mortar duels in the center
of Kigali, and fired at each other over
the international airport. The army
appeared to be low on ammunition,
said Capt. Eric Millet, a French of-
proposal does not allow room for criti
cism. He rebuked the concept that
Right to Life and the Catholic church
could build a campaign strong enough
to defeat the proposed amendment.
Assisted suicide is a medical is-
sue, not a religious one, he said.*
"Maybe I'm oversimplifying this, but
a competent person has a medical
problem, he goes to a medical doctor
who calls consultants," he said.
The doctor, who has been impris-
oned for assisting 20 patients commit
suicide, said he will continue his fight.
"I'm facing trial, do I look worried?"
he asked. "Under such trials, the only
place of honor for a man is jail."
Petition circulator and Registered
Nurse Victoria Finley said she feels
strongly about this issue. "I have seem,
during the 40 years I have had as a
nurse, the tremendous amount of pain
people have been put through," Finley
The amendment circulated by
Finley, Jayna Eckler and other mem-
bers of MERCY, the Movement to
Ensure the Right to Choose for Your-W
self, reads: "The right of competent
adults, who are incapacitated by in-
curable medical conditions, to volun-
tarily request and receive medical
assistance with respect to whether or
not their lives continue, shall not be

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