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2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 12, 1996

Rivers recede but damage remains

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Stranded for days by bloated rivers and
washed-outr oads,rural Northwestern-
ersare finding their self-reliance tested
by the region's worst flooding in de-
As rivers receded ever so slowly
yesterday, brigades of emergency
workers fanned out to assist flood vic-
'tipns in cities and suburbs. But in the
Northwest's backwoods corners,
neighbor had to rely on neighbor.
The same raging waters that poured
through thousands of homes last week
also chewed up roads and pulled down
utility lines, isolating some of the hard-
est-hit areas of Oregon, Washington,
,daho and Montana.
The floods took seven lives - four
in Oregon, two in Montana, one in
In the evergreen thumb of the Cas-
cade Range that pokes into Oregon's
northwestern corner, winding two-lane
roads often hug the banks of mountain
creeks and rivers. Highway 202, for
example, crosses and recrosses the
Nehalem River, usually a sparkling,
boulder-dotted stream, now an ugly
brown band ripping through canyons.
Throughout Clatsop and Columbia
counties, churning streams leapt their
channels, taking out roads and catch-

ing residents by surprise.
"It's a lot worse than we ever imag-
ined," said Ron Youngberg of the St.
Helens Rural Fire Department. "The
Nehalem kicked their butts."
Now, for some returning evacuees,
"there's nothing left to go back to,"'
Youngberg said. "They're having a
hard time coming back to reality."
On the Oregon coast, Tillamook
County dairy farmer Steve Neahring
lost at least 100 of his 175 Holstein and
Jersey milkers. Some drowned; some
had to be shot after getting chilled to
the bone or breaking their legs in pan-
icky struggles in flooded barns.
As Neahring maneuvered a front-
end loader to stack muddy carcasses
through the weekend, more than 20
friends and neighbors pitched in. A
deli near the beach in Manzanita do-
nated lunches; farm wives supplied
food and thermoses of coffee.
"It's everybody helping everybody,"
said LaRayne Woodward, who lives on
the dairy farm across the river from
Neahring's spread. "This is when you
find out what good neighbors you have."
Throughout the region, hundreds of
roads remained closed, including two
main highways out of Portland. Crews
said a mudslide along Interstate 84 in
Oregon's Columbia River Gorge may

Resnick accuses Simpson of drug use
NEW YORK-Faye Resnick accused O.J. Simpson at herdeposition yesterday
of using drugs during his football career and threatening to kill Nicole Brown
Simpson, her lawyer said.
"O.J. Simpson told Faye Resnick that because Nicole had rejected him, shamed
and humiliated him, that he was going to kill Nicole," lawyer Leonard Marks said
after Resnick finished her second day of questioning.
Resnick, a friend of Ms. Simpson's , appeared haggard but smiled weakly as she
arrived at a Manhattan law firm, and did not answer questions from reporters outsi*
The deposition was taken for a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Simpson by
the families of his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman. Simpson, who was acquitted of
their murders in October, has said he believes Resnick's drug use led somehow to
the slayings.
Resnick said in her deposition that Simpson had used cocaine and offered her
some in the past, Marks said. Ms. Simpson also told her that Simpson used drugs
during his football career, Marks said. "Nicole told her that O.J. had pills in every
color in ajar that he called his Christmas tree," Marks said.
Resnick, 37, will return today for further cross-examination.
Lawyers for Simpson did not comment. They were expected to focus on Resnick's
history of cocaine use during their questioning.

People use a canoe to travel under the Interstate 5 overpass at the Chamber of
Commerce Way exit in Chehalls, Wash., on Friday.

not be cleared until Wednesday. Inter-
state 5 in southern Washington, closed
since Thursday by a mudslide and high
water, was reopened yesterday afternoon.
In Washington, preliminary surveys
the Red Cross compiled Saturday indi-
cated 56 houses and mobile homes de-
stroyed, 750 with major damage and
1,700 with slight damage in 22 counties.

In southeastern Washington's Co-
lumbia County, two National Guard
helicopters were dispatched yesterday
to haul food and medicine to about 60
stranded families. One diabetic man,
age 19, couldn't wait and hiked out 5
miles with his parents to get insulin,
said Roger Trump, county emergency
management director.

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"The more money that comes from
the state, the less will have to come
from other sources," he said. "All rev-
enues do make a big difference."
Machen said the school may get an
additional $63-million bond from the
state that would allow the University to
finish Central Campus renovations and
construction on the Frieze and LSA
"The University would not have to pay
it off," Machen said. "The state would
pay back the bonds over 10 or 20 years."
Machen said he could not accurately
detail every aspect of how the addi-
tional money in the general fund would
be spent.
Until Washington legislators seal the
federal budget and Michigan legisla-
tors come closer to an agreement on
funding, Machen said the University's
budget will remain changeable.
"We're watching what happens in
Washington," he said. "You've got to
have faith."
Vice President for University Rela-
tions Walter Harrison said the budget

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process would be long and frustrating.
However, Harrison said, "Ifeverything
goes right, we should have a nice year."
The increase may keep the majority
of students from paying a dramatic tu-
ition increase,but Native American stu-
dents may face drastic changes.
Engler's proposal would require the
repeal of the Indian Tuition Waiver,
which guarantees full tuition for in-
state Native American students. The
state has not granted funding for the
program during the pasttwo fiscal years,
but the program still operates with sup-
port from state universities.
Andrew Adams III, president of the
Native American Students Association,
said cutting the program to ensure a
bigger increase for all schools is "a
sorry excuse."
"It's stealing from Peterto pay Paul,"
said Adams, an LSA junior. "There is
always a symbolic winner and loser.
It's the Native American students across
Michigan who will lose out."
If the program is repealed, Machen
said the University would have a hard
time continuing its tuition-waiver pro-
"Native Americans are entitled to the
same financial aid as any students from
in-state," Machen said.
Harrison added that "a significant
number" of Native American students
would get need-based aid. The finan-
cial needs, Harrison said, would be ex-
amined on a case-by-case basis.
LSA senior Laura Kota said her ability
to attend medical school could be dam-
aged by the program's repeal. "It puts a big
burden on Native students who are trying
to further their education," she said.
State Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor)
said she was concerned about the pos-
sible repeal of the waiver program and
the College Tuition and Fees Credit
Act. The act gives tax credits to fami-
lies of students at universities that keep
their tuition rates below inflation.
"Hopefully, this budgetary delibera-
tion will proceed according to what's
best public policy for the citizens of
Michigan," Brater said.
Kota said she hoped the administra-
tion would consider using funds from
the increased allocation to meet some of
the demands of the University student
group Alliance Four Justice - such as
building cultural houses and increasing
programming for minority students.
Harrison said it was too soon to tell
how the money would be spent.
"It's the definition of a great univer-
sity that there are always more needs
than there are resources," he said.
Continued from Page 1A
commit voluntarily, said Lubeck, whose
mother is considering joining.
"This program has a good feature,
working one-on-one," said Andrea
Clyne, an LSA first-year student and
HERO volunteer.
Clyne said this program is a way to
urge awareness of homeless issues.
The program operates in Flint, Ann
Arbor, North Carolina, and Princeton,
N.J., but Hasaan and Anderson are look-
ing into extending to Nashville, Los
Angeles and Minnesota, she said.
The program is nationally funded by
the Kellogg Foundation, but much of
the local funding comes from area busi-
nesses and organizations, said Darin
Day, executive director of HERO for
Washtenaw County.
Because it is new to the area, HERO
is unsure of the success of solicitation,
Day said, but he hopes to find support
within the community.
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Phones are ringing
for Olympic tickets
ATLANTA - Still haven't bought
your ticket to the Olympics? Try quali-
fying for the phone dash.
Nearly 4 million leftovers from a
mail-in ticket campaign wenton saleby
telephone Saturday for 13 of the less
popular sports, including soccer, base-
ball, field hockey and volleyball.
Tickets to the hottest events-swim-
ming, gymnastics, boxing, and opening
and closing ceremonies - were sold
out during the mail-order phase that
ended Dec. 1.
Fred Sprouse of Lawrenceville be-
gan dialing at 9 a.m., when the sale
started. An hour later, he got through to
a recording and spent another hour on
hold before he spoke to a sales operator
to buy 32 tickets for baseball, a gym-
nastics practice session, soccer and field
"I knew it was probably going to take
a while," he said.
Before the phones started ringing,
the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic
Games had raised $328 million of the

planned $422 million for tickets. It is
trying to reach an overall budget of $1.6
By time the phones closed at 9 p.m.,
operators had sold 21,396 tickets val-
ued at $495,441. The average order was
for 16 tickets and cost $353.
Web inventor offers*
to screen materia
BOSTON-The researcher credited
with starting the World Wide Web says
he'll offer a free screening program to
people who want to keep objectionable
material from entering their computers
from the Internet.
Tim Berners-Lee, director of the
World Wide Web Consortium at the
Massachusetts Institute of Techna
ogy, says he would rather see paren
control what their children access,
instead of relying on broad censor-
"The Web is a universal information
medium of great importance and poten-
tial, and it should not be constrained by
government fiat," he said in yesterday's
Boston Herald.

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Top U.S. official
launches effort to
save Bosnian peace
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
Richard Holbrooke launched a high-
profile effort yesterday to put Bosnia's
stumbling peace process back on stable
footing, and his early assessment of the
mission was upbeat.
"We think this is going to get straight-
ened out," Holbrooke said at Sarajevo
airport after a day of talks. "It is a
serious problem, but it is one I think that
we will be able to deal with," he told
reporters earlier. "We are here to make
sure things stay on track."
In recent days, the U,.S.-initiated
peace agreement on Bosnia-
Herzegovina has been jeopardized by
the Bosnia Serb military's cutoff of
relations with NATO and by disputes
over the divided city of Mostar.
Holbrooke, the main designer of the
peace accord, met in Sarajevo with
Bosnian government officials. Then he
flew in a heavy snowstorm to Belgrade,

the Yugoslav capital, for a session with
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic,
who has represented the Bosnian Serbs
in peace negotiations.
Yeltsin expected to
declae candidacy*
MOSCOW - Boris Yeltsin's trip
back to his Siberian hometown this week
will be a turning point in his career and
in the building of Russian democracy.
In Yekaterinburg, Yeltsin is expected
to formally declare what has been sus-
pected for months: that he will seek a
second, five-year term as president in
the elections.
That announcement would mark t
real beginning of the campaign for t.
most powerful job in Russia. It prom-
ises to be brutal for Yeltsin.
Last time around, when he handily
pulled in 57 percent of the vote, Russia
was still part of the Soviet Union and
Mikhail Gorbachev was blamed forjust
about everything. Now Yeltsin is. Polls
show he would be lucky to make it to a
second round of voting.


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