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Friendly Days
sponsor to help
disabled people
In order to raise money in support
ofcancer victims, Friendly Days spon-
*or Mike Petrilli will ride a stationary
bicycle on the Diag this Thursday.
Petrilli is the president of Univer-
sity Students Against Cancer. The
money he raises will go toward PUSH
America, a non-profit organization
that services people with disabilities.
Thursday's effort is a prelude to
his Journey of Hope, beginning June
11, when Petrilli will ride his bicycle
icross the country for the cause. The
goal of his bicycle tour is to raise
$5,000 for the organization.
During his senior year of high
school, Petrilli was diagnosed with
cancer.
"Cancer can be overcome," Petrilli
said in a statement. "No matter what
adversity people face, they can go on
and lead full lives."
School of Engineering
to host blood drive on
North Campus today
The American Red Cross will be
holding a blood drive at the School of
Engineering on North Campus today
from 11I a.m. until 5 p.m.
The blood drive is co-sponsored
y Eta Kappa Nu, an engineering
onor society. This is the first drive
hosted by the School of Engineering,
and is one of 48 drives sponsored
each year at the University by student
groups.
Mary Moffett of the Red Cross
noted the recent shortage in local blood
donations. "We have been experienc-
ing collection shortages for the past
two months," Moffett said. "We need
So rebuild our collection."
. The goal for the drive is 80 pints,
which requires 80 donors at one pint
each.
"The (location) gives people on
North Campus the opportunity to do-
nate a little more conveniently,"
Moffett added.
Polio anniversary
Oeremony to be
broadcast on radio
As part of the commemoration of
the 40th anniversary of the announce-
mentof thepolio vaccine, Ann Arbor's
public radio station will broadcast the
ceremony live.
Jonas Salk, the developer of the
accine, will speak at 10 a.m. Wednes-
ay at Rackham Auditorium, exactly
40 years after the original announce-
ment at the same place. Salk and Tho-
mas Francis, then-chair of epidemiol-
ogy of the University's School of
Public Health, announced the success
of field trials of the vaccine against
polio. The vaccine had international
impact in halting the spread of the
paralyzing disease that had terrorized
Ote world.
WUOM, 91.7 FM in Ann Arbor,

will broadcast Wednesday's cer-
emony live at 10 a.m. and then run a
special documentary, "The Vaccine
Works." The program will run at 12:30
p.m., combining eyewitness accounts,
tapes of the original speech and ex-
pert testimony about the impact of the
vaccine today.
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporters Kiran Chaudhri
and Megan Schimpf

The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 10, 1995 -3
Michigan voters
support 'polluter
pay,' poll shows

En garde! SARA
.SA sophomores Chris Van Elk and Carrie McNamara duel in the front yard of Betsy Barbour residence hall as
part of Saturday's Renaissance Festival. Other activities included kite-making, fortune-telling and face-painting.
Bosman speaker critici1.zesv
Uara
U.N. actions.

LANSING (AP) - An 1ver-
whelming majority of voters like
Michigan's polluter pay law - now
being revamped by the Legislature -
and nearly half say environmental
laws should be tougher, a new poll
shows.
The EPIC/MRA poll, due out to-
day, found 85 percent of those sur-
veyed backing the polluter pay law.
That law gives the state a way to
pursue those who own or operate a
contaminated site, or were respon-
sible for the pollution, and force them
to pay for the cleanup.
When asked about Michigan's
environmental laws in general, 46
percent said they do not go far enough
and 26 percent said the laws are about
right. Fourteen percent said they are
too tough and 14 percent were unde-
cided.
"The poll shows there is no great
rebellion against the pollution laws,"
said EPIC/MRA partner Ed Sarpolus.
"It indicates that the laws are OK or
they don't go far enough, that people
want to keep things intact environ-
mentally and they don't want the state
to pay for the cleanup."
Eighty percent of those polled said
they believe cleanup bills should be
paid by those responsible for con-
taminating a site. If the responsible
party could not be found, 48 percent
said those who now own or operate
the site should pay.
In such cases, 37 percent said state
dollars should be used and 15 percent
were undecided.
The telephone survey of 600 reg-
istered voters was done March 27-30.

The survey has a margin of error of 4
percentage points either way. The
Lansing-based EPIC/MRA provides
its monthly survey results to subscrib-
ers.
A revised version of the polluter
pay law has been passed by the House
and sent to the Senate. It narrows the
liability for paying to clean a site to
the party that caused the pollution.
That takes that burden off someone
who owns or operates a business at a
site, but did not cause the contamina-
tion.
"Everyone always wants to have
tougher environmental laws," said the
sponsor of the 1990 polluter pay law,
Rep. Thomas Alley (D-West
Branch). "In 1990, we went on scale
of 1-to-10 from a zero to a 12 in
environmental cleanup law. I think
(the new law) brings us back to a
more reasonable approach, more like
a seven or eight."
Rich Studley, vice president of
governmental affairs for the Michi-
gan Chamber of Commerce, said the
support the poll found for the current
polluter pay law likely was overstated.
That is because it is too complicated
an issue to present in a poll question,
he said.
"When you ask the general public
about environmental issues, the incli-
nation of almost everyone is to be an
environmentalist in favor of clean
water and clean air," he said.
Studley said he sees the new legis-
lation as a way to streamline the
cleanup. "I think opponents have mis-
represented the legislation as an at-
tack on the law."

By Deborah G. Weinstein
For the Daily
The United Nations drew un-
friendly fire this weekend from
Bosnian Representative Ivica Misic.
In a speech Saturday at the First Meth-
odist Church at 120 State St., Misic
criticized the lack of meaningful U.N.
action in the Bosnian-Serbian war.
Last week marked three years of
civil war between Bosnians and Serbs
in the former Yugoslavia.
Misic opened his speech by citing
words from the U.N. charter. The
purpose of the United Nations "is to
maintain the international world and
security," he read. "But the situation
in Bosnia shows the ineffectiveness,
impotence and crisis of the United
Nations.
"Ninety percent of the people
killed were killed in concentration
camps or by artillery, there are over
200,000 civilians dead, 50,000 women
and girls raped, 250,000 in concen-
tration camps and 800,000 expelled
from their homeland," he said.
In addition to statistics, Misic
pointed out two problems he sees
with the U.N. response to the war: the
arms embargo and the "Principle of
Neutrality."

The Principle of Neutrality is an
attempt to bring the conflict to a peace-
ful resolution by refraining from sup-
plying more military or economic
assistance to any single party.
"The arms embargo has prolonged
the war and turned peace negotiations
into a debate. The arms embargo is
justice turned into injustice because
the other side has arms," he said.
Misic added, "Nobody has to de-
fend us. Nobody has to die for us. You
have to untie our hands to at least
defend ourselves." The result of the
arms embargo is that it has prolonged
the war and turned "peace negotia-
tions into debates," he said.
"Most cities under siege are de-
prived of utilities - water, heat and
transportation. This is never chal-
lenged. The response to Bosnian-
Herzegovinan requests is the Prin-
ciple of Neutrality and necessity of
being impartial," he said.
"Bosnia-Herzegovina offered a
proposal backed by five major powers
- the United States, (the former) So-
viet Union, Great Britain, France and
Germany." Misic asserted that the pro-
posal was designed with this objective:
"The side to reject it was to be punished,
the side that accepted it to be protected.

The opposite happened. We were pun-
ished by a blockade of Sarajevo. There
is Serbian aggression in northwest
Bosnia-Herzegovina."
Misic then addressed peace at-
tempts. "There has been pressure to
accept an extension of the cease-fire
which expires April 30. We will nego-
tiate if we can, fight if we have to. The
cease-fire was never in effect. The
Serbians continued the offensive; they
shell and snipe Sarajevo" he said.
"There will be no more conces-
sions," he said, referring to conces-
sions to the United Nations with ref-
erence to the Serbians.
In classifying world action, Misic
said, "The United Nations in Bosnia-
Herzegovina - the biggest court -
watches, does not react to the gross
violation and unparalleled sufferings.
"This is to be an accomplice to
ethnic cleansing, also known as geno-
cide," he said.
Misic's speech was sponsored by
the Ann Arbor Committee for Bosnia,
the Asari Student Organization and
the American-Bosnian and Herze-
govinan Association, as part of a ben-
efit for Bosnia. Also present were
poet Patti Smith and the Metro Catho-
lic Gospel Choir.

Abraham, Levin support rescission bill

House members vote along
party lines on tax-cut measure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a week of cutting
back the federal government, with the Senate agreeing
to trim $16 billion from this fiscal year's budget and the
House passing a $189 billion tax cut bill.
The Senate's $16 billion in cuts to the fiscal 1995
,budget, the so-called rescission bill, must be reconciled
in House-Senate conference with the significant differ-
ences in the $17 billion House version.
Sens. Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.) and Carl Levin
(D-Mich.) voted for the bill, which passed 99-0 late
Thursday and makes cuts in housing, job training, edu-
cation and scores of other programs.
"This vote marks the beginning of a long road of
tough decisions which we must make ... (to) get spend-
ing under control and reduce the size of government,"
Abraham said.
Levin said he was disappointed the Senate defeated

an earlier amendment 68-32 that would have cut discretion-
ary spending across the board by 1.72 percent. Levin said
the amendment would have "shared the reductions in a
much more equitable way."
The Senate version of the bill threatens several Michigan
projects, including the construction of an $83 million Environ-
mental Protection Agency research center in Bay City.
The Senate accepted an amendment to the bill by Levin
to restore $2 million in federal funds to help control water
species like the zebra mussel. The zebra mussel clogs water
intake pipes along the Great Lakes forcing local govern-
ments to spend millions each year to clean the pipes.
Abraham cosponsored the amendment.
The House concluded its grueling first 100 days of
legislation one week early with the passage 246-188 of
$189 billion in tax cuts.
The Michigan delegation split along party lines with all
seven Republicans voting for it and the nine Democrats voting
against it. In the House, only 27 Democrats crossed party lines
to vote for the bill while 11 Republicans voted against it.

Corrections
The Jewish religion does not forbid alcohol consumption. This was incorrectly reported in Friday's Daily.
LSA senior David Kramer's comments referred to House Republicans' "Contract With America," not former state Sen.
Lana Pollack's speech. This was incorrectly reported in Friday's Daily.
The Mercer Group, which is aiding the city of Ann Arbor in its city administrator search, is based in Atlanta. This was
incorrectly reported in Friday's Daily.
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity was a member of Team 15 during Greek Week activities. This was incorrectly reported in
e Daily last month.
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