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snow, low 330,
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One /undredfive years of editorialfreedom

Tuesday
April 16, 1996

6op
questions
source of
De. funds
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
As campaign donations roll in, the
battles for Michigan's nine
Democratic and seven Republican
seats in the U.S. House of:
Representatives are intensifying.
Oandidates from both sides are try-
ing to raise enough money to alter the
balance of party power and are butting
heads over the sources of their oppo-
nents' funding.
Reports filed yesterday with the
Federal Elections Commission gave
etailed information on campaign
funds donated between Jan. 1 and
March 31, and they showed wide dif-
ferences in funding levels from indi-
viduals and Political Action
mittees.
One of the largest fund-raising
rganizations this year is EMILY's
List, a group devoted to helping the
lection efforts of pro-choice
Democratic women, including U.S.
Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor), U.S.
Rep. Barbara-Rose Collins (D-
Detroit), and Debbie Stabenow, the
Democratic challenger for the Eighth,
gressional District seat now held
U.S. Rep. Dick Chrysler (R-
Brighton).
"In 1985, when EMILY's List start-
d, there were no Democratic women
in the U.S. Senate and only 12 in the
House," said EMILY's List communi-
ations director Frank Wilkinson,
adding that there are now five
emocratic female senators and 32 -
Democratic female representatives.
Wilkinson said the group does not
My issues but aids women's cam- Rot
aigns for U.S. Senate. House and fixe
gubernatorial seats. Group administra-
ors write biographies on the candi-
ates and distribute them to the 36,000
embers nationwide, who then decide
ndividually whether or not they want
o donate to the campaigns.V
"We certainly have done our part.
It's a hard job to get women elected."
lkinson said. Lau
hn Baker, Chrysler's campaign Daily Stai
nanager, took issue with the dona- As t
ions that Stabenpw and others have tonight.
eceived. He equated the funds with membe
'special interest money - not unlike and Vi
ACs." scored
Stabenow's quarterly campaign outside
'und report showed $199,119 of indi- chambe
vidual contributions, compared to "Sam
78,323 from PACs. Members of siders,"
IMILY's List are identified as such, versed
their donations are itemized indi- the peor
ally on the FEC reports. was a se
"For her campaign to try to call better s
hose 'individual contributions,' I Wain
on't think that's a pitoper representa- with vo
ion of the source" Baker said. "She's sentatia
rying to fool the public" dents w
care an
See FINANCE, Page 2 "1 th
deal lectur(

c won
y Maggie Weyhing
itaf Reporter
n Apple award recipient Carol Boyd
elivered an address - billed as her last ideal
ecture - to a crowd of about 200 on the por-
rayal of women in cigarette advertisements and
ts effects on women's health.
Boyd, a School of Nursing professor. opened
ier lecture last night with a response to com-
laints she said she received concerning the title
f her lecture, "Smoke and the F' word: Women
nd Health."
any didn't like the title of my lecture -
Fey said that it was unladylike and unscholarly,"
oyd said.
"But I knew that if I used the actual word femi-
lism, that many of you would not have come
ecause there is such a negative view of feminism."
While presenting slides of cigarette ads dating
rom-the turn of the century to the present, Boyd

ITsraei attackon
BIr.Ilt interlsifies

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Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - As diplomatic efforts intensified to end the
conflict in Lebanon, Israeli fighter jets yesterday carried
out a fiery attack on the second power station in the capital
in two days, plunging this city into darkness and reminding
the demoralized populace of its suffering during the coun-
try's 15-year civil war.
In the fifth day of the operation, code-named "Grapes of
Wrath" by Israel, seven people were killed and 20 were
wounded in Lebanongmainly from the relentless barrage of
thousands of artillery shells and rockets in the south of the
country. Thirty-three Lebanese -all civilians - have died
in the Israeli campaign.
The offensive, which has caused more than 400,000
Lebanese to flee their homes, is aimed at pressuring
Lebanon to eliminate once and for all the threat of rocket
attacks on civilian targets in northern Israel by the militant
Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah.
Hezbollah showed its defiance by renewing its threats of
suicide bombings and increasing its barrage of Katyusha
rockets into Israel. Eight Israelis were reported wounded by
rocket attacks yesterday. Since last week, one Israeli soldier
has been killed and more than 40 Israelis have been injured
in cross-border firing.
Lebanon, however, clearly has been getting the worst of
it. Israeli artillery, aircraft and helicopter gunships have
been especially active around the southern town 01'
Nabatiyeh - where a lezbollah-run hospital was reported
shelled - and on the outskirts of Tyre, the southern port
city that Israel ordered evacuated Sunday.
In Beirut. the mood was unmistakably grim.
With anti-aircraft guns pointing skyward throughout the
city, warships on the horizon, ambulances racing through
terror-filled streets and the dull thud of more strikes by
attack helicopters on the southern suburbs, a sense of
dread that the city of 1.2 million people is moving back-
ward in time, toward its not-so-distant war-torn past.
increased.
Shortly after 5 p.m., a loud boom shook the city and-res-
idents looked up to see a column of smoke and fire rising
from the power station on the heights of Bsalim, five miles
northeast of Beirut. Like the power station at Joumri the day
before, it had received a direct hit from an Israeli jet.
As firefighters raced to the scene, power went off across
the city - a huge economic and psychological blow to res-
idents who had begun to have hope that Beirut was finally
rising from the ashes of the civil war.

Chrinstopher
asks leaders to
end fightigm
The Washigton Post
WASHINGTON - Five days
after Israel began an intensive cam-
paign of airstrikes against suspected
terrorist sites inside Lebanon,
Secretary of State Warren
Christopher telephoned regional
leaders yesterday in a bid to stop the
fighting. But the United States con-
tinued to give Israel a rhetorical.
green light.
U.S. officials said yesterday,
responsibility lies entirely with
Hezbollah guerrillas who violated a
1993 agreement by firing rockets into
Israel.
Senior administration officials,
who did not want to be identified,
said they believe Hezbollah takes its
cues from Iran and is trying to use
terror attacks against Israeli civilians
to disrupt Middle East peace negoti-
ations. But they said it would be pre-
mature to declare that Hezbollah and
its militant Palestinian ally, Hamas,
have succeeded in doing what
President Clinton and Israeli Prime
Minister Shimon Peres have pledged
they would not allow: halting the
peace process.
"What is happening now is a bad
thing, but the task of diplomacy is to
work through it," a senior administra-
tion official said. Though Israel-Syria
talks have broken off and Israel has
postponed negotiations with the
Palestine Liberation Organization,
U.S. officials said they hope thk talks

MARGARET MYERS/Daiw

I had a hammer
bert Dennis, head of props for "Grand Hotel," which will go up Thursday through Sunday,
es chairs backstage yesterday. More than 30 chairs break during each performance.

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VaineSs, Goodstein bid farewel to MSA

rie Mayk
ff Reporter
heir term comes to an end
, Michigan Student Assembly
rs say President Flint Wainess
ce President Sam Goodstein
more points - and votes -
the assembly than in MSA
rs.
and 1 came to MSA as out-
Wainess said. "We were not
in the rules and we didn't know
ple very well. What we did have
ense of purpose - an agenda to
tudents' lives."
ess and Goodstein took office
ows to increase student repre-
n on campus and provide stu-
rith access to affordable health
id an online MSA.
ink they accomplished what

they set out to do, whether I agree with
it or not," said LSA Rep. Srinu
Vourganti, a Wolverine Party member.
The duo's term ends at tonight's "in-
out" MSA meeting.
and assembly mem- {- -
bers have mixed
reactions to the
expiring regime's
effectiveness.'
"The assembly
decided they didn't
want to work with
Flint and Sam. and
Flint and Sam decid-
ed they wanted to Wainess
serve students-
and therefore decided to work outside
the assembly," said LSA Rep. Dan
Serota, a Michigan Party member.
Independent Engineering Rep.

Bryan Theis said Wainess' partisan
attitude alienated assembly members.
"His stature was not poor anywhere.
but it was much stronger outside of
3909 Michigan Union," Theis said.
Their work outside the assembly
helped to secure a student representative
to the University Board of Regents and
student representation on University
committees, including the Presidential
Search Advisory Committee.
"Before Flint picked up the reigns
from (former MSA President) Julie
Neenan, students had zero voice with the
regents;' said Fiona Rose, who will be
sworn in as MSA president tonight. "We
now not only have a permanent seat, but
a biannual address to the regents."
Wainess' proposal for affordable
student health care is just now coming
to fruition. MSA has contracted M-

Care to conduct a free cost-analysis
study for the program. Rose said the
slow and gradual progress is common
when working with large corporations.
Although MSA's
relations with the
administration and ,..
service organiza-
tions like the Ann
Arbor Tenants
Union are viewed as
Wainess' successes,
Wainess alsor
received his most{
daunting criticism
for these relations. Goodstein
Assembly members accused
Wainess of taking a soft stance on the
Code of Student Conduct, which the
assembly opposes, in talks with the
administration last semester.

tackles

etackles
ien s issues
Boyd went on to deconstruct certain cigarette
ads, demonstrating the ways in which they con-
tain implied gender messages. These gender mes-
sages. Boyd said, contribute to many female
health problems, such as eating disorders.
"Cigarette ads objectify the female body and
contribute to the idea of the slim ideal that is dif-
ficult to live up to." Boyd said.
"Cigarette ads are then linked to body size,
weight control and eating disorders," she said.
Boyd used the example of early 20th century
Lucky Strike advertisements that told women to
"Reach for a Lucky Instead," condoning the use
of cigarettes to suppress eating in order to remain
slim. She also said the current ad campaigns of
Virginia Slims present an ideal weight for
women.
Boyd added that cigarette ads perpetuate
mysongynistic views and depict women as being
' envious of men and anti-intellectual.

"I'm going to work differently on
the Code," Rose said. "It doesn't have
any place in the political arguments of
the assembly."
The executive office held its ground
in opposing the Code, Wainess said.
"We waged the most productive
fight that has ever been waged against
the Code," Wainess said.
Discrediting the Code by cooperat-
ing with the administration and work-
ing from the inside was the most effec-
tive approach, Serota said.
"We now have people who don't like
the Code voting on the Code.
"If we can make it so there are peo-
ple who say 'to hell with you, we're
going to do what we think is right
regardless of what the 'Code says,' that's
better than fighting it," Serota said.
Chemical
fire erupts
By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor firefighters reported to
the University's Dow Building on
North Campus on Sunday when a
small amount of the toxic chemical
phosphine was released into the air,
causing a small fire in a laboratory gas
box system.
Ann Arbor Fire Department and
Department of Public Safety officials
report that no one was hurt by the
early-morning fire.
The chemical was released when a
pipe in the laboratory's hood contain-
ment system became disconnected
from the source of the gas. The gas
then ignited when it came into contact
with the oxygen in the air, said DPS
spokesperson Elizabeth Hall.

EIUZABETH LIPPMAN/Daily
School of Nursing Prof. Carol Boyd, who won this year's Golden Apple award for teaching excellence,
delivers her ideal final lecture last night in Rackham Auditorium.

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