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By RONNIE GLASSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
The namesake of the Harold T. and Vivian B.
Shapiro Undergraduate Library said he knew it
was traditional to name buildings after past presi-
dents and he is happy they picked the UGLi.
"I'm extremely pleased for a number of rea-
&s: Ihave a wonderful relationship with Harlan
Hatcher; it's also very close to where the Eco-
nomics Building usedto be that burned down; and
I have an enormous commitment to undergradu-
ate education," Shapiro said in an interview yes-
terday.
On Thursday, the Board of Regents named the
President
picks up
support in
new poil
The Washington Post
*WASHINGTON - Americans
may be giving credit.- though not
much - to President Clinton for an
improving national economy and the
administration's recent foreign policy
initiatives in Haiti and the Persian Gulf,
according to a new Washington Post-
ABC News poll.
The survey found that a growing
number of Americans believe the
ion's economy is getting better, not
worse. Four out of 10 rated the overall
health of the economy as excellent or
good - more than double the percent-
age who offered a similarly positive
evaluation just over a year ago. First la
Although few Americans believe 4
that Clinton deserves most of the credit
for the nation's improving economy,
more than eight out of 10 said the
esident is at least partially respon- NO
le for the upturn. And Clinton's ap- o
provare at
provalrating forhandling the economy pores N
went up in Post-ABC News polls for Bob C
the first time in six months, from 43 Abraha
percent in September to 45 percent in U.S. Se
the most recent poll said ye
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A n n A r b o ~~ R. i l l Ig a I I u s a y c o e 2 , 1 9 1 9 h Ic i a a

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amesake reflects on tenure at 'U'

undergraduate library after the University's 10th
president and his wife. While the sign has not yet
been changed, the name change took effect im-
mediately.
Shapiro, who now serves as president of
Princeton University, was University president
from Jan. 1, 1980 to Jan. 4, 1988.
In May 1987, Shapiro announced his inten-
tion to assume the presidency of Princeton, where
he received his master's and doctoral degrees in
economics.
Prior to becoming University president,
Shapiro was vice president for academic affairs
and professor of economics and public policy at

the University.
Shapiro said he was unaware of the honor until
being contacted by The Michigan Daily. He then
phoned University President James J. Duderstadt,
who served as provost under Shapiro. "He re-
sponded by sending a fax of the regents' action,"
Shapiro said.
During Shapiro's tenure at the University, like
today, students referred to the Shapiro Library as
the UGLi.
"I thought it suited the building that was there
before. It is now, in my judgment, a very nice
building," he said.
Shapiro said he plans to come to the official

ceremony for the new name, although a date has
not yet been set by the University.
Shapiro said there are many similarities be-
tween Princeton and the University, but not ev-
erything is the same.
"There are some large differences. The school
is much smaller and the administration is much
smaller. It's neither better nor worse, it's just
different," Shapiro said. "I had absolutely won-
derful years at Michigan. I'm having wonderful
years here. They're different experiences.
"I think for all of higher education the next
See SHAPIRO, Page 2

Shapiro

Partisanship,
rancor mark
Senate debate

AP PHOTO
dy Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a fund-raiser for U.S. Senate candidate Bob Carr in Novi yesterday.

irst lady suPS for Carr
VI, Mich. (AP) - There is ban Black votes. At yesterday's $100- a fund-raiser for Carr, Democra
t stake when voters go to the admission fund-raiser at a Novi hotel, gubernatorial candidate How,
ov. 8 than whether Democrat the target was women voters. Wolpe and other Democrats in dov
arr or Republican Spence And Mrs. Clinton was the star town Detroit.
m represent the state in the guest at the gathering organized by At one point during her br
nate, Hillary Rodham Clinton Woman for Carr, a statewide group of speech, Mrs. Clinton motioned to C
sterday. Carr supporters. to come closer on the podium.
u're here because you're not "In the single issue of choice alone, "I don't want anybody to be nr
upporting a particular candi- Bob Carr respects women," said taken. Bob, just come over here
ou're supporting a particular Democratic lieutenant governor can- little closer," she said.
about American politics - didate Debbie Stabenow, noting They stood smiling, arm in ai
we are going and where we Carr's pro-abortion record. before a cheering crowd of about 3+
be going," Mrs. Clinton said. Both Mrs. Clinton and Carr tried to Repeatedly calling Carr one of 1
t is truly a stark choice that dispeltheperception by somethatCarr husband's "allies," Mrs. Clint
will face on November 8th; Do had triedto distance himself from Presi- drummed up support for Presid
back?" dent Clinton during his visit two weeks Clinton, whose popularity has N
s show Carr, who had served in ago to a Dearborn Ford plant. dipping in Michigan as well as
. House for 18 years, in a dead The Carr campaign has dismissed other states.
hAbraham, a former state party that perception as inaccurate. The administration has been 1
an who served as an aide to "The Clintons are always welcome busy "trying to get the job don
Vice President Dan Quayle. in our state," Carr told the crowd. giving the Republicans a chance
ently, Carrhas been campaign- President Clinton is scheduled to become experts at self-promotion.
Detroit churches, wooing ur- be in Michigan again Nov. 1 to attend said.

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By SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporter
EAST LANSING - U.S. Rep.
Bob Carr (D-East Lansing) and Re-
publican Spence Abraham battled
over paid political trips and fuel effi-
ciency standards during Monday's
U.S. Senate debate at Michigan State
University's WKAR-TV.
But the two major-party candi-
dates had to contend with more than
moderator Tim Skubick's questions,
and each other's barbs. Candidates
from three minor parties on the ballot
added to the crossfire, sometimes tak-
ing direct shots at the "big boys."
Libertarian Jon Coon, Natural Law
Party candidate Chris Wege and Wil-
liam Roundtree of the socialist Work-
ers' World Party participated in the
debate, set to air on public television
stations statewide at 9 p.m. tomor-
row.
The three minor-party candidates
were invited after Coon won a lawsuit
against the station,-forcing them to
invite any candidate on Michigan's
ballot.
Skubick managed to maintain or-
der for most of the hour, despite an
informal style that allowed candidates
to interrupt and ask each other ques-
tions.
However, the dialogue gave way a
few times to incomprehensible noise
when several of the candidates tried
to speak at once. At one point, while
Carr and Abraham were trying to
speak over one another, Coon landed
a zinger.
"This is why nothing happens in
See DEBATE, Page 2

Campaigns
struggle to
define truth
By SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporter
EAST LANSING -Voters watch-
ing yesterday's senatorial debate on
television tomorrow (PBS, 9p.m.) may
not know who to believe on several
issues putf forward by the campaigns of
U.S. Rep. Bob Canr (D-East Lansing)
and Republican Spence Abraham.
One reason is that both candidates
may be telling the truth, but neither
comes forward with the complete truth.
Take the example of Corporate Aver-
age Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) stan-
dards, which require the average fuel
efficiency of all models from an
automaker to meet a certain standard.
Carr claimed during the debate that
he voted against implementing the
CAFE laws in 1975, when they were
first proposed, and has consistently
voted against raising them since.
After the debate, the Abraham cam-
paign circulated a flyer that read: "Con-
gressman Bob Carr continued his cam-
paign ofdistortions by denying he voted
to create CAFE." The flyer cited the
Congressional Quarterly to show Carr
had voted for a bill on Dec. 15, 1975
that included ameasure creating CAFE.
Carr told reporters after the debate
he did vote for the bill - an umbrella
See CAFE, Page 2

SACUA demands

answers
By AMY KLEIN
Daily Staff Reporter
RespondingtoconcernsfromMichi-
gan Student Assembly members about
the recent dismissal of the ombudsman,
a faculty committee agreed yesterday
to draft a letter asking the University to
outline the office's fate.
MSA Vice President Jacob Stern
asked the Senate Advisory Commit-
es on University Affairs to look into
changes in the ombudsman's office.
In response, SACUA members
voted, 9-0, to draft a letter asking the
University formore information. Chem-
istry Prof. Thomas Dunn abstained.
"I don't see any problem in find-
ing out what's happening," said
SACUA member George Brewer.
"We should have the information to

on firing
educate ourselves as well as (MSA)."
Yesterday's action stems from
Vice President for Student Affairs
Maureen A. Hartford decision not to
renew Ombudsman Donald Perigo's
contract, which ends Dec. 31.
No search committee has been
formed to replace Perigo and students
voiced concerns that their interests
may not be protected without a re-
placement.
For the last 13 years, Perigo's role
as ombudsman has been to serve as a
neutral mediator between students and
the University administration.
Stern charged that Hartford's of-
fice is systematically eliminating po-
sitions designed to help students.
"It seems there is a trend in Stu-
See SACUA, Page 2

Israel heightens
search for Arab
extreistsar
The Washington Post
JERUSALEM - The Israeli government yesterday
began leaking details of a wide-ranging manhunt for Islamic
militants in the occupied territories, suggesting that the
dozens arrested thus far were in for especially rough treat-
ment by security and intelligence services.
The operation was described in warlike rhetoric by
cabinet members as an attempt to destroy the foundations of
the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, which claimed
responsibility for three traumatic terror attacks inside Israel
this month. Hamas vowed in a leaflet to "retaliate severely,"
and security services braced for attempts to disrupt the
signing of a peace treaty with Jordan on Wednesday and
President Clinton's scheduled visit to Jerusalem on Thurs-
day.
Government spokesmen denied reports by a British
newspaper and the Associated Press that there were "kill on
sight" orders for a list of key Hamas leaders. But one senior
official said the security services presumed that those tar-
geted for arrest would resist authorities and added that "if
there's a combat situation of course we'll do our utmost to
kill them."
Although the cabinet rejected a suggestion from Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin last Thursday that the civil rights of
suspected terrorists be sharply reduced, government minis-
ters in recent days have emphasized their latitude under

MICHAEL FITZHUGH/Daily
MSA Vice President Jacob Stem (right) voices concerns about the Office of the Ombudsman.

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Lucas' latest film,
land Murders,"

Newsday
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - In
attempt to appease wealthy Haitians

begin debating the nomination today,
the sources said.
"President Aristide has written let-

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