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*Ohio State,
By JODI COHEN
Daily Staff Reporter
The battle begins today and the two teams are
"out for blood," but this isn't any ordinary battle,
and the competition is friendlier than most.
The 13th annual blood battle between the
University and Ohio State University begins to-
day. The blood drive is held by Alpha Phi Omega,
a service fraternity, and the American Red Cross.
Each fall, the two schools compete to see
which college can collect the most blood
during a two-week period.
Ohio State currently has the winner's tro-
phy after winning the past two battles. Neal
Teach For PLA
America
recruiter
o visit
By DANIELLE BELKIN
Daily Staff Reporter
Last year, the highest number of
recruits for the Teach For America
program hailed from the University
Tomorrow, a recruiter will be on cam-
pus encouraging students to apply for
the program in which they will devote
two to three years to teach in urban and
rural areas.z ':.?
Carlin Johnson, the midwest re-
cruiter for Teach For America, will be
conducting an information session at
*e Pendleton room of the Michigan
Union tomorrow night at 7:30.
Teach For America was founded to
provide quality education for children
in the nation's most under-served pub-
lic schools in urban and rural areas.
The idea initially came from a
Princeton graduate's senior thesis. It
has, since it's implementation five years
ago, grown from the fledging organi-
tion she began, scoffed at by skep-
tics, into a program that has placed
2,800 members to teach in 16 geo-
graphically diverse areas, consisting of
g urban and five rural
College graduates from various
backgrounds participate in Teach For Rain an
"America. Participants have pursued peae
differentconcentrations while in school prepar
and are individuals motivated by and
dedicated to the belief that a quality
iucation should not be a privilege
doled out according to the district one
can afford to live in.
Teach For America is a two-year
commitment with a possibility one
could beplaced somewhere in thecoun-
,tythat is completely foreign to them.
Johnson said, "Flexibility is im- On
portant. More often placement re- cussed
quests are met than not. It depends between
amore on the districts because their States i
needs are always changing." abandon
The three main qualifications be- The exj
ing targeted for the program are: con- that the
centrators in math, the sciences, or deal.
foreign languages, people of color K.A
and bilinguist's. These are the people address
most in demand in the districts Teach the futu
For America serves. rian fro

Most of the program's core mem- cused o
ecome from America's top schools prolifer
e Stanford, Northwestern, Berke- United
ley and Yale. "It's
"The program is becoming more the best
competitive," Johnson said. "That situation
kids from the top schools are the core Cum
of the program lends a lot of credibil- that call
ity to it." both rac
The commitment to stay for two ing that
years is often extended to three by by the d
about 60 percent of the teachers. Many "The
on to teaching as a profession. certain
Some go back to, graduate school in said.
education or social policy. Acc
President Clinton incorporated liferatio
this teaching organization into his viewed
national service program - by nucl
Americorps. defend t

The MichiganDaily - Monday, November 7, 1994 - 3
'U' annual blood drive begins today in dorms

Frye, the Red Cross blood drive representa-
tive at the University, said, "We have every
intent of bringing it back to U-M because that
is where it belongs."
The school that reaches the highest per-
centage of its quota wins. The University's
blood goal this year has been increased to
2,100 pints to help offset the shortage of blood
in southeastern Michigan.
"It is really important to the region that we
collect all this blood. People don't realize
there is such a need," said Katy Vincent,
student co-chair of the battle.
There are 54 hospitals in the region that

collectively use 1,000 pints of blood a day.
"There have been specific times when the
level of blood supply has been dangerously
low," said C. J. Voci, an LSA senior and
blood drive co-chair.
Collection sites will be located in a differ-
ent residence hall each day during the first
week, and then will move to the Michigan
Union during the second week of the drive.
The drive begins at Bursley today, and con-
tinues at Stockwell, the Business School, Markley
and East Quad, before shifting to the Union.
First-year student Sarah Little said, "I'm
really scared to give blood but it's a really

good cause. It will be easier because I can just
walk downstairs from my room in Markley."
Frye said that having an appointment will
shorten the waiting time. In the past, long
waits, especially in the Union, have discour-
aged students. "This year, we promise to have
you in and out in 1 hour, 15 minutes. Two-
hour waits are history," said Frye.
Voci said there are many reasons why
students do not give blood. Some believe that
it hurts too much, while others are scared
about contracting AIDS, which is impossible
because needles are used only once. But orga-
nizers stress the severe need for blood.

"If every person in Washtenaw County
gave blood once a year, there would never be
a shortage in this county." Voci said.
The organizations have tried to dispel any
fears and then convince students that giving
blood is an important thing to do.
Some students see the drive as something
important that they can do to help the commu-
nity. "Giving blood is one of the most reward-
ing feelings because you know that you've
saved a life," said LSA junior Stacy Levey.
Frye said, "The single most important
thing you can do in a day is take the time to
donate blood and save someone's life."

YGROUND

Candidates debate crime
in local and state races

By JONATHAN BERNDT
Daily Staff Reporter
Shootings, lootings and serial rap-
ists, plea bargains and furlough pro-
grams - all have people concerned
about crime.
Candidates have responded with
plans to combat crime and, ensure
public safety.
"There can be no higher priority
than public protection,' said Demo-
cratic gubernatorial challenger
Howard Wolpe said in his 29-point
crime plan. "The top priority must be
to lock up violent predators."
Republican Gov. John Engler's
plan basically agrees. "Ensuring a
safe, orderly and free society is a
fundamental function of government."
The process of creating such a
society though is more controversial.
The debate has centered around
the relative merits of prevention and
punishment, with the realization there
is a place for both but not always
enough money to do both.
"Preventative measures are in or-
der," said Renee Birnbaum, the Re-
publican candidate for state House in
the 53rd District. "I do not advocate less
money to prison and law enforcement."
Community policing has become
one of the most popular prevention
strategies.
Basically returning to the "cop-
on-the-beat" system, officers walk
through neighborhoods and ride bi-
cycles in high-risk areas, trying to
increase visibility and deter crime.
"It's reassuring to know someone is
coming by," said state Rep. Mary
Schroer (D-Ann Arbor),who is running
for re-election in the 52nd District.
Wealokns bans have been proposed
as another way to deter crime.
But Marty Straub, the Republican
candidate in the 52nd District, says
crime comes from the person.
"We've gotten away from indi-
vidual responsibility," he said.
Other strategies include midnight
basketball leagues and afterschoool
arts programs, which have been at-
tacked as "pork" and fighting crime
with social workers instead of cops.
But imprisoning criminals can
have its down sides. Michigan has
one of the highest incarceration rates
in the nation; the United States has the

Student activists grind out
last hours of '94 campaign

TO NYBROADM/Daily
id increasing cold push children and adults indoors as Ann Arbor
s for winter, leaving many community parks empty.
'perts on Korea praise
clea wepons ~accord

By SCOT WOODS
Daily Staff Reporter
The time left before the election
can now be counted in hours rather
than days. And coming down to the
wire, student political activists are
making every hour count.
College Republicans chair Mark
Fletcher said his organization will
be using the remaining time to the
fullest. "It's probably the most im-
portant work of the election," he
said.
LSA sophomore Fraya
Hirschberg has been volunteering
with the College Democrats. "(To-
day) we're getting up early to flyer
and Tuesday we're getting up early
to chalk," Hirschberg said.
Both groups have been using the
last few days to phone potential voters
and blanket subdivisions and dorms
distributing campaign literature.Their
eleventh-hourefforts are aimedat getting
out the vote for this midterm election.
This afternoon, the College
Democrats will staff a table in the
Fishbowl to distribute campaign lit-
second-highest rate in the world.
Engler notes violent crime has
dropped iI percent in the last two
years, while prison capacity has in-
creased by 7,000 with the building of
seven prisons and three prison camps.
He also instituted double-bunking, a
change he says added another 6,500
spaces and saved $630 million.
"If college students can live two
to a dorm room, then criminals can
live two to a cell," Engler said. "I am
determined to make prison a source
of punishment, not a source of enter-
tainment."
But others say prison time should
be spent rehabilitating criminals to
keep them from becoming repeat of-
fenders.
"We want prisoners to come out
with skills so they don't return to a
life of crime," Wolpe said.
Other strategies deal with not let-
ting them out at all. Truth in sentenc-

erature and copies of "Ann Arbor
Today," a Democratic publication.
The College Republicans are us-
ing similar tactics to get out the con-
servative vote. They have provided
volunteers to work phone banks and
will be promoting tonight's visit to
campus by U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra
(R-Holland).
The Michigan Student Assem-
bly is sponsoring Hoekstra as the
last speaker in its "Election '94:
Battle at the Ballot Box" series. The
event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the
Michigan Union's Pendleton Room.
Conventional wisdom has it that
young adults are turned off by mod-
ern politics.
But Fletcher said he has been
pleased with student involvement in
this election.
"Overall, the response is good,
given it is a midterm election,"
Fletcher said.
ing - the idea that a 20-year sen-
tence should mean 20 years behind
bars by eliminating parole - has
gained favor with many. So have
"three-strikes" laws, where crimi-
nals convicted of three violent felo-
nies would be locked up for life.
There is even debate about how
secure prisons really are.
In August, 10 convicted felons
escaped from the Ryan Correctional
Facility in Detroit. One was found
dead a few days after the break and
the other nine have since been cap-
tured.
Wolpe called it a "very deep man-
agement failure" and questioned
staffing levels and officer training
programs.
"We've made many changes in
the corrections department," Engler
replied. "We've cut escapes by one-
half, and increased parole officers by
55 percent. I'm proud of our record."

Y JOSHUA GINSBERG
Daily Staff Reporter
Saturday, two scholars dis-
the recent agreement signed
:n North Korea and the United
n which the North pledged to
r its nuclear weapons program.
perts sought to dispel criticism
North got the better end of the
k.Namkung and Bruce Cumings
ed 100 faculty and students on
re of Korea. Cumings, a histo"-
1m Northwestern University, fo-
n the recent nuclear weapons
ation agreement between the
States and North Korea.
a very good agreement, by far
that we could get in a volatile
<n Cumings said.
rings denounced a news report
ed Korea a "headless beast" as
cist and inaccurate for suggest-
North Korea was incapacitated
eath of its leader, Kim Il Sung.
e media's criticism rests on a
misunderstanding," Cumings
ording to the nuclear non-pro-
n treaty, which will be re-
in May, countries threatened
ear weapons have the right to
themselves by building nuclear

arms.
Namkung, director of the Seton
Hall Project on the United States and
East Asia at Seton Hall University,
added a more subjective perspective
to the panel by talking about the feed-
back he gathered from his numerous
visits to both North and South Korea.
Namkung discussed the political
succession taking place in North Ko-
rea and noted it is running more
smoothly than most U.S. analysts
expected.
Namkung said he doesn't regard
succession as one of the problematic
issues in North Korea.
Despite economists' prediction of
a continued decline in North Korea,
Namkung suggests that it will soon
become a bustling trade zone.
Namkung doesn't see much of an
ideological retreat in North Korea's
either. "There was a willingness on
the part of the North Koreans to dis-
cuss their actions, however wrong
they may be."
After talking with "hundreds of
North Koreans and thousands of South
Koreans," Namkung said, "North and
South Koreans are less different than
they believe." He suggested a view of
North and South Korea as two parts of
one whole.

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