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Tonight: Mostly clear, low
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny,
high around 20'.

One hundred five years of editorialfreedom

February 5, 1996

MSA nominates students for search panel

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly Presi-
dent Flint Wainess presented the
assembly's list of potential students for
the presidential search committee to
*ovost J. Bernard Machen on Friday.
The additional names bring the pool
of candidates to between two and three
dozen, Machen said yesterday.
Probir Mehta, MSA campus gover-
nance committee chair, said Wainess and
the committee agreed on the nominations
of LSA juniors Marketoe Day and Jenni-

fer Norris for the undergraduate position,
and MSA Vice President Sam Goodstein
and Rackham student Michael Cross for
the graduate student position.
Wainess refused to confirm the names
as being the MSA recommendations.
"I had an informal'conversation with
Probir about the recommendations, but
I cannot confirm that (Day, Norris,
Goodstein and Cross) are in fact the
names we recommended to the pro-
vost," Wainess said.
Machen said that although the official
deadline for nominations is today, he

will still accept submissions for several
days. Machen said he plans to present his
choices for all positions on the search
committee to the University Board of
Regents in mid- to late February.
"We'll make some decisions after we
look the lists over," Machen said.
Mehta said his committee nominated
four students for the two available spots,
but Wainess said he submitted more
than the four names released by Mehta.
"We recommended a number of indi-
viduals for the undergraduate slot and
we didn't necessarily rank them,"

Wainess said.
Mehta said that
although the names
are only recom-
mendations, their
consideration is a
symbol of MSA's
role on campus.
Goodstein said
he anticipates co-
operation with the
"Hopefully the

administration and

Goodstein said,"I don't think that it nec-
essarily should be a contentious thing."
Machen said the names Wainess sub-
mitted have been added to the list of
student candidates for consideration.
Goodstein said the student representa-
tives should have experience with cam-
pus activities and committee workings,
and possess an understanding of the
president's responsibilities.
"I would be really excited to do it-
I've had a lot of experience on cam-
pus," Goodstein said.
Day, who contacted Wainess about

MSA will agree on the representatives,"

Carvile, Yob
debate politics

with u

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Sparks flew Saturday night in the
Michigan Union Ballroom as students
and members of the Ann Arbor com-
munity interactively debated with James
Carville and Chuck Yob, tw nation-
ally known political advisers.
The two speakers riled the crowd,
rompting bursts of thunderous ap-
ause as well as heckling and shouts of
U.S. Rep. Lynn
Rivers (D-Ann-
Arbor) introduced rIgUEII
Carville, who was m sC
the chief strategist
for President must be
Clinton's 19927
campaign, prepar- fg tn
ing the crowd for ighting
*emanshecalled pjg
one of the most -pg
"colorful" politi- - U.S. R
cal figures in the
"Fighting with James Carville must
be a lot like fighting with a pig," Rivers
said. "After watching him roll around
in the mud fora while, you realize, this
pig likes this."
Carville set the half-serious, half-
*king tone for the debate as he began to
speak, mentioning the 5,000 reported
cases of frostbite in New Hampshire
this weekend. "They all shook hands
with Bob Dole," he said, laughing. "That
man is cold."
Yob, an adviser to Sen. Phil Gramm's
(R-Texas) campaign for the Republi-
can presidential nomination, agreed
with Carville's comment on Dole's per-
sonality, but also outlined the benefits
f Republican legislation, such as de-
eased unemployment rates.
Despite ideological differences, both
Democrats and Republicans said they
enjoyed and learned from the debate.
Record cold
much of U.S.
The Associated Press
Thepast week of snow, ice and record
cold has been blamed for 56 deaths
across the lower 48 states. Most oc-
curred in traffic accidents on icy roads,
but some involved Alzheimer's patients
d others dying in the cold.
Temperatures fell to record lows yes-
terday from the Rockies, where it was -
14 at Pueblo, Colo., to the East Coast,
where Georgetown, Del., bottomed out
at 6 above. Ely, Minn., had a record low
of 46 below zero.
And how cold was it in a little town in
"Hell's frozen over," said Jim Davis,
co-owner of the Devil's Den conve-
*ence store and bait shop in Hell, about
an hour west of Detroit. Yesterday's
low there was -11.
It was the coldest weekend of the
season in Texas, with lows of -3 at the
Panhandle city of Amarillo and 6 above
in Abilene. In Louisiana, Baton Rouge
had a record low of 15.


"It reminded me how much fun an
old-fashioned, roll-up-the-sleeves, par-
tisan debate is," Rivers said.
Yob recalled his college days in the
debate and said he first voted for John
F. Kennedy on the Democratic ticket.
He cited Kennedy's famous words, "Ask
not what your country can do for you -
ask what you can do for your country,"
and then added, "Bill Clinton needs to
read that."
Yob also spoke
ofvoter confusion
fith that surrounded
the last presiden-
tial election, add-
ing that Clinton
W lke received only 43
percent of the
with popular vote.
"It was not a
mandate for Bill
Clinton," he said.
ep. Lynn Rivers The debate fo-
(D-Ann Arbor) cused on issues of
health care, edu-
cational funding, family values, wel-
fare and affirmative action, and was
steered by questions from the audience.
Education was a particular sticking
point in the debate - "$32 million has
been spent on education and SAT scores
are still flat," Yob said.
Carville countered, calling SAT
scores a "red herring," since students
also take the ACTs. He cited dramatic
improvements in New York students'
"We must give support, not the back
of our hand," Carville said.
He spoke with disdain for U.S. Rep.
Dick Chrysler (R-Brighton), who had
told Congress that students need to live
in "the real world." Carville disagreed
with Chrysler's suggestion that students
should start paying interest on student
loans while still in college.
See DEBATE, Page 2A

James Carville, a political adviser to President Clinton, debated and spoke on issues of partisan politics Saturday night.
Political advisers discuss party
platforms, presidentialcampaign

By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Still warm from Saturday's heated debate, James Carville
and Chuck Yob kept-up their intense partisan ianter and
stressed the need for political action in separate interviews
with The Michigan Daily.
Carville, a senior political adviser to President Clinton is
proud to say the Democratic party is right for him - his
upcomingbook will be titled, "We're Right, They're Wrong."
Democratic programs are necessary to counter Republi-
can efforts to stop entitlement programs, Carville said.
"They're in power, cutting Medicare, cutting student loans
- we've got to make it better."
Carville said he was undaunted by the Republican major-
ity in Congress. "That's what the elections are gonna 'be
about - to get us more seats."
An adviser to Republican presidential candidate Sen. Phil
Gramm(R-Texas), Yob vehemently opposed Carville's ideas.
Yob said he thought the Republicans in power were doing the
right things for the nation's future.
"When you start bitching about your taxes in 10 years,"

Yob said, "maybe you'll remember something I said to-
Yob spoke of the environment, which was hotly debated
during the forum.
"Regulations are needed," Yob added,
'but when (Republicans) touch the regu-
lations, Democrats scream foul."
Yob also took issue with the disparity
of dress between the two speakers. In
contrast to Carville's jeans and sweater,
yak Yob wore a formal gray suit.
"The image (presented) says that he's
the poor guy and the Republicans are the
rich guys," Yob said. "Carville made a
million dollars last year!"
Yob Jeans and all, Carville said he was not
bothered by the Whitewater accusations that have haunted
the Clinton campaign. "I think it's all political. Nothing's
ever going to come of it."
Carville cited the debate's mostly Democratic audience,

the search, said his own presence on the
committee as a legally blind African
American would promote diversity and
help ensure a fair and balanced search.
"Because of my race and because of
my disability I've often been discrimi-
nated in my life," Day said. "It's made
me a very objective, fair person."
Having collaborated with University
administrators, including President
James Duderstadt, on "crusades" for
the rights of handicapped students, Day
said he expects the new president to be
committed to carrying on those efforts.
move to a
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
DETROIT -- Fifty miles from the
heart of Detroit, the University is still a
part of the city's pulse. With alums and
students using the city as a laboratory
for learning, the ties are strong, Detroit
Mayor Dennis Archer said Friday at a
University-sponsored symposium.
More than 200 representatives from
academia, the community and govern-
ment gathered to celebrate and strengthen
this mutual "Commitment to Collabora-
tion" at Focus: HOPE in Detroit.
"Collaboration," Archer said. "It is
absolutely the key."
The University-community relation-
ship has blossomed, said Barry
Checkoway, director ofcommunity ser-
vice and service learning.
The University is now a "co-learner
in the partnership of the community"
rather than an "in-
truder," taking ad-
vantages of the
city's resources,
Checkoway said.
"The collabora-
tion has had ben-
efits notjust forthe
University but for
the community,"
he said.
U.S. Housing Archer
and Urban Devel-
opment Secretary Henry Cisneros sug-
gested the University sponsor an event
to bring business, community, govern-
ment and education leaders together
during his visit to campus last year.
Mike Stegman, HUDassistantsecre-
tary, spoke at the symposium in
Cisneros' place due to illness.
"Clearly universities can play a
critical role in making our commu-
nity of learners happen," he said. "Uni-
versities are regarding community
service and community partnerships
as a defining part of their university.
Archer praised University President
James Duderstadt
and the University
for their cont inued
efforts to remain
knee-deep in the
community and
share resources and
"We hve vry
bright young
people with a lot of
ideas who have not Duderstadt
learned the word

'no' or 'that's a problem,' Archer said
in an interview with The Michigan
"The longer-term commitment' has
been from students," Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford said,
asserting that the University's interest
in Detroit is notjust one oferesearch and
technology, but of service.
Many students are aware of these
service opportunities, Duderstadt said,
but it is paramount to encourage in-
creased community commitment as a
"cornerstone ofa Michigan education,"
"(We will) weed more and more com-
munity service into the credit-part of
the education - make known our edu-
cation involves reaching out to the com-
munity around us," Duderstadt said.
Students enrolled in University ser-

War crimes tribunal
given access to Serbia

Milosevic allows U.S.
to open office in
Serbian-held province
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic
agreed yesterday to permit international
war crimes investigators to open an
office here, a move that could acceler-
ate the gathering of evidence of ethnic
cleansing in the four-year war in Bosnia.
The gesture of cooperation with the
tribunal in The Hague reverses a two-
year refusal by the Serbian leader to
grant investigators access.
There have been occasional meet-
ings here between tribunal and Serb
officials but no direct evidence-gath-
ering permitted.
In another conciliatory move,
Milosevic told U.S. Secretary of State
Warren Christopher he would permit
the U.S. Information Agency to open
an office in Kosovo, a predominantly
Albanian province whose autonomy the

The stop here completed a three-day
trip by Christopher through the Balkans.
He urged leaders in Croatia and Bosnia
to free remaining prisoners and to pro-
tect the human rights of residents of the
three former Yugoslav republics as the
Bosnian peace accords are implemented.
Christopher expressed optimism
throughout the trip. "Peace is begin-
ning to take hold in the former Yugo-
slavia," he said to reporters yesterday.
"We are both optimists," Milosevic
said in his own, separate statement to
However, Milosevic again insisted that
war crimes suspects should be tried where
the crimes were committed and not turned
over to the international tribunal, which
has indicted 52 people and is conducting
additional investigations.
Christopher especially wanted
Milosevic to compel the Bosnian Serbs
to hand over Radovan Karadzic and
Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serbs' politi-
cal and military leaders, to The Hague.
Before he left the region to go to the
Middle East, Christopher told reporters

The sun rises over the Canadian side of the icy Detroit River seen through the
curves of a handrail on the shore in Detroit on Saturday.

Wand said she supposes the cold
would be the talk of the town - if
anyone was out and about talking. "Un-
less people absolutely have to come
outside, they don't. You don't see people
just roaming the streets talking about

bands were dropped from Saturday's
parade to make sure no one's lips froze
to their brass instruments.
But all 56 golfers who registered for
the Carnival's annual Golf in the Snow
Tournament showed up yesterday, when



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