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,Candidates
rally local
Democrats
By SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporter
Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan
mocrat, wasn't there long enough to
fill his water glass, but his short speech
atlastnight's College Democrats'mass
meeting pumped up the crowd.
Levin and a slate of other Demo-
crats rallied the troops in the Union's
Anderson Room last night, soliciting
University students as campaign vol-
unteers. Democratic U.S. House can-
' date Lynn Rivers, local Democratic
ndidates and representatives from
the Wolpe for Governor and Carr for
Senate campaigns also spoke to the
crowd of about 70.
Levin's speech underscored the
theme that every Democratic vote on
Capitol Hill was vital.
"Last year, by one vote in the Sen-
ate and one vote in the House, we
adopted an economic recovery plan ...
einly to cut the deficit," Levin said.
Levin also accused Republican
senators of using filibusters to stall
progress in Congress, generating public
anger at incumbents. In the Senate, that
usually means Democrats, which cur-
rently retain a 56-44 majority.
"Republicans have their eyes on
taking over Congress, and gridlock is
a weapon - not to stop a program
,ley don't like; indeed many Repub-
ans are voting against programs
that they do like," Levin asserted.
Introducing Rivers, Levin said,
"This is one Democratic seat that
we're going to be able to hold," and
called Rivers a "worthy successor" to
(incumbent Democrat) William Ford,
who is retiring after 30 years in Con-
gress.
Rivers is currently the state repre-
ntative fromthe 53rd district, and has
a bachelor's degree from the Univer-
sity.
Rivers began by taking issue with
the title, "The Water Wonderland's
High Priestess of Left-wing Radical-
ism," she was dubbed by a conserva-
tive publication.
blisher, f
By JOSHUA GINSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
"Once a reporter, always a re-
porter," says Peter Osnos, commen-
tator for National Public Radio and
former bureau chief for The Wash-
ington Post.
In a presentation that lasted nearly
hour before 45 faculty members
id journalism fellows at Rackham
Friday, Osnos compared his life as a
reporter to his current role as pub-
lisher of Time books, a division of
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Clinton may lift
Bosnian embargo

Sen. Carl Levin reviews his notes before speaking to the College Democrats'

TONYA BROAD/Daily
mass meeting in the Union last night.

"They're talking about a short, fat
mother of two with three cats, a dog,
and an auto-worker husband with a
pickup truck," Rivers said with a grin.
Rivers hit on themes of preven-
tative health care, low interest rates for
affordable housing, job training and
open access to education.
"You can not write anyone off,"
Rivers said after recounting her per-
sonal story of success despite long odds.
"Mine are the politics of inclusion."
Rivers, who is pro-choice, said she
would oppose discrimination and sup-
port "reasonable" gun control includ-
ing the recently-approved ban on as-
sault weapons.
Rivers concluded by saying that the
key to Democratic victory in her race
was generating a high voter turnout,
and she appealed for student campaign
volunteers.
Judy Reid, speaking for the Bob
Carr for Senate campaign, asked
Democrats to put primary bitterness
behind them. In winning the Demo-
cratic nomination this August, Carr
edged out Ann Arbor politician Lana
Pollack.
"I'm going to ask you to put your
bitter feelings aside," Reid said. "Be-

cause if you don't, we could be look-
ing at Bob Dole as the next Senate
majority leader." She called that "a
scary thought."
Addressing criticism that Bob Carr
is not a "pure Democrat," Reid as-
serted that coming from a largely
Republican district, Carr has tried to
represent everyone.
"He wouldn't win if all he did was
represent the Democrats in his dis-
trict," Reid said. "He wouldn't get
enough votes."
Carr has been criticized by his op-
ponents for what they call his anti-
environmental voting record.
Democratic gubernatorial candi-
date Howard Wolpe sent campaign
aide Ted Cheslak to speak in his place.
Cheslak touted Wolpe's ability to win
elections in Republican Kalamazoo and
Calhoun Counties, which Cheslak said
proves Wolpe is "not too liberal."
He also said Wolpe stood up
against Upjohn and Kellogg to prevent
them from investing in South Africa.
Local Democratic candidates were
also featured after the state candidates
spoke.
Jeff Gourdji, former College
Democrats' chair, spoke for 18th dis-

trict state Senate candidate Alma
Wheeler-Smith, who was ill. He noted
that Wheeler-Smith comes from a fam-
ily with a history of community in-
volvement.
Her father, Albert Wheeler, was
the first Black professor at the Uni-
versity and the first Black mayor of
Ann Arbor.
Incumbent Mary Schroer (52nd
district) and former Ann Arbor Mayor
Liz Brater (53rd district), candidates
for the State House, each spoke briefly.
Schroer stressed the importance
of every seat in the Michigan House,
since both parties currently hold 55
seats each.
Brater, running for the seat Rivers
is vacating, is currently teaching a
course at the University's Institute
for Public Policy Studies.She specu-
lated that this will help her represent
the University's interests in Lansing,
especially concerning state funding for
the University.
County Commission candidates
Dave Monforten and Carlos Acevedo,
City Council candidates Gene
Carlberg and Tobi Hanna-Davies, and
Ann Arbor mayoral hopeful David
Stead also spoke.

The Washington Post
NEW YORK - With a deadline
looming for the United States to ful-
fill its pledge to push for lifting the
arms embargo against the Bosnian
Muslims, the Clinton administration
yesterday created a possible escape
hatch: moving to end the embargo
next month but delaying removal of
the sanctions until next year.
President Clinton, who has prom-
ised to seek the lifting of the embargo
if the Bosnian Serbs do not accept an
internationally brokered peace plan
by Oct. 15, discussed Bosnia Sunday
with Bosnian President Alija
Izetbegovic and United Nations Sec-
retary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali.
United Nations Ambassador
Madeleine K. Albright, briefing re-
porters here, said the meetings come
at "a critical time and potentially a
turning point in the Bosnian crisis."
A senior administration official,
speaking after the meetings, said
Clinton and Izetbegovic discussed the
"modalities" of lifting the embargo
but refused to say whether the U.S.
would support delaying their imple-
mentation until after the difficult win-
ter months.
Another senior official said there
was concern among the Bosnian Mus-
lims themselves about the threat of a
'very quick response" from their
Bosnian Serb opponents if the em-
bargo were lifted.
Clinton, in New York for the open-
ing Monday of the U.N. General As-
sembly, has long wanted to lift the
arms embargo but has been unable to
persuade U.S. allies to go along. The
Bosnian Serbs' reluctance to accept a
division of the country that would
strip about one-third of their gains and
Congress' threat to take action to lift the
embargo pressed Clinton to set the Oct.
15 deadline. He said he would consider
moving unilaterally to lift the embargo
if the United Nations does not go along.
U.S. allies in the effort to bring
peace to Bosnia are so far unwilling to

go along with the idea of lifting the
embargo. Britain and France do not
support that measure because they are
fearful of the safety of their peacekeep-
ing troops on the ground, while Russia,
a traditional ally of the Serbs, is also
unwilling to take that step.
A senior official said it was "not at
all clear" that a delay in lifting the
embargo would resolve the allies' con-
cerns.
In the meeting with Clinton, the
Bosnian Muslim president also asked
for a 5-kilometer demilitarized zone
around Sarajevo, where Serb aggres-
sion has increased in recent weeks.
There is already a 20-kilometer ex-
clusion zone for heavy weaponry
around the city. A senior official said
that both Clinton and Boutros-Ghali
said the proposal to remove addi-
tional weapons was "an interesting
suggestion and they would take it into
consideration."
Clinton sought to reassure the
Muslims that he would press for vig-
orous enforcement of the existing
exclusion zones, officials said.
The Muslims are also unhappy
with the U.S.-supported move last
week to ease sanctions against
Serbia after its promise to help en-
force sanctions against the Bosnian
Serbs. Clinton attempted to assuage
those fears by directing that Ameri-
cans be among those monitoring the
border and by making clear that the
United Nations could "pull the plug"
on the eased sanctions if violations
are rampant.
Clinton and Boutros-Ghali also
discussed the situation in Haiti, par-
ticularly how to manage the transi-
tion between the U.S.-led multina-
tional force that will handle the initial
months of the operation and the United
Nations force that will take over from
the United States.
Earlier, Clinton was joined by New
York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo at the
Bethel AME Church in Harlem, where
the president urged voters

ormer reporter, describes 'madhouse' of business in speech

Random House.
The lecture titled "From the Front
Page to the Book Page," was spon-
sored by the Michigan Journalism
Fellows.
While there are parallels between
journalism and publishing, Osnos also
emphasizes the differences.
"In print journalism, you get the
story and print it," Osnos said. As a
publisher, however, more attention is
given to the issue of selling opposed
to just writing.

"I look at things, make them clearer
and try to bring them to the public,"
Osnos said. In this regard, publishing
books is similar to news writing, he
explained.
"Newspapers make sense, even if
they are inadequate. Books often don't
make sense even if they are adequate,"
Osnos said.
Osnos described publishing as a
three-step process. "The first stage is
acquisition; finding the writer, hav-
ing agents, having contacts and hav-

ing an idea."
During this first phase, Osnos
noted the importance of returning
every phone call and following every
lead. He explained that choosing from
the many stories is a judgment call.
"Acquisition in publishing is ac-
quisition in business," Osnos said,

observing that the dangers in publish-
ing are similar to business as well.
"There is the danger taking too
many write-offs. The rate of returns
has gone up in the past few years from
fifteen percent to thirty five percent."
The second step in the publishing
process, "involves intensive work on

the part of the writer and the editor."
"The role of the editor is to make
the book as good as the writer can
make it."
The third and final step is to actu-
ally publish the book. From this point,
reviews and book journal will deter-
mine the books fate to a large extent.

Natural Law Party believes in using
science to solve the nation's problems

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By KELLY XINTARIS
For the Daily
Transcendental meditation to re-
duce crime and stress in urban areas.
A "prevention wing" of the military.
Scientists to solve major problems.
These are just a few of the science-
oriented Natural Law Party's propos-
als to solve national problems.
John Hagelin, a 1992 Natural Law
Party presidential candidate, spoke
last night on "Prevention-Oriented
Government and Conflict-Free Poli-
tics" at the Michigan League in front
of two dozen students and residents.
The Natural Law Party, Hagelin
says, was "born with the light of sci-
ence" in reaction to the government,

which Hagelin refers to as "all pork
barrel economics and political expedi-
ency." The party, which began at a
grass-roots level in May 1992,
gained enough support to garner
both third-party status and federal
matching funds.
Hagelin, who has no previous po-
litical experience, is the director of
the Institute of Science, Technology
and Public Policy at Maharishi Inter-
national University in Fairfield, Iowa.
Last summer, Hagelin headed a "Na-
tional Demonstration Project" in
Washington to gauge how "a coher-
ence-creating group of experts" low-
ered violent crime by 18 percent
through meditation.

As a Harvard-educated physicist,
Hagelin proposed a merging of the
laws of nature with politics. He as-
serted that there is a war in Washing-
ton at the expense of voters due to
"highly divisive, partisan politics."
Citizens for Conflict-Free Politics was
formed to support the "best talents,
ideas, and people in order to meet the
needs of people."
There are currently 21 Natural Law
Party candidates in Michigan, includ-
ing Gail Petrosoff, congressional can-
didate for the 13th district - which
includes Ann Arbor.
Chris Wege, the party's senatorial
candidate for Michigan, said the party is
having difficulty getting their message.

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U-M Taekwondo Club, 747-
6889 CCRB, Room 2275,8:30-
10 p.m.
0 Saint Mary Student Parish,
Rosary, Church, 663-0557,5:45
p.m.; New. Altar Server Train-
ing. Church, 7 p.m.

Mosher-Jordan, Jordan Room, 7-
8:30 p.m.
U Students Helping Advance Re-
source Education Mass Meet-
ing, 741-9508, Natural Resources
Bldg., 1040 Dana, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club, 994-3620, CCRB, Room

Michigan Union, Ballroom, 5-
7 p.m.
U Meaning of Life Lecture by
Joshua Daniel, 486-6326,
Christ is Victor, Angell Hall,
Rm. 35, 7 p.m.
Q Swiss Bank Corp presentation,
764-7460, Michigan League,

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