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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 10, 1996 - 3A

Romney questions Levin finances, debate pull-out

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Phsics Nobel
aureate- to
dcure to public
Nobel Laureate in physics Pierre-
3iles de Gennes will give the fifth
tnnual Ta-You Wu lecture at the
Tackham Amphitheater on Oct 23.
De Gennes' lecture, called
'Principles of Adhesion," is sponsored
,y the physics department. According
o David Reynolds, physics department
Ador, the lecture is aimed for a gener-
il audience and will be a rare opportu-
it, to hear one of the world's leading
cientists in a nontechnical setting.
De Gennes, who won the Nobel
ize in 1991, has been director of
coe Superieure de Physique et
Thir,ie - a leading science and
seaitch institution located in Paris -
or 20 years.
The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. For
re information contact the depart-
nent of physics at 763-4437.
Dohn, docs to
discuss asthma
Tom Dolan, the former University
.immer who overcame chronic asth-
na to win a gold medal at this sum-
ner's Olympic Games, will be the
guest speaker at "Exercises, Asthma
md Athletics" on Oct. 16 in the W.K.
Klogg Rye Center Auditorium.
lso speaking will be Dolan's per-
onal physician Dr. Martin Hurwitz,
Jniversity pediatric asthma fellow Dr.
Won Chang-Tsai and University men's
swimming coach on Urbanchek.
The program, sponsored by the
University Pulmonary Division, the
American Lung Association and Rhone-
Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, is open
to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m.
For more information contact
University Medical Center Public
Relations at 164-2220.
ain forests
have grown in
Amazon basin
Radiocarbon dating and pollen
nalysis of sediments taken from the
bottom of a smail lake in northwest
riazil conclude that the Amazon River
basin was covered by lush rainforests
between 14,000 and 30,000 years ago.
Most scientists previously thought
he Amazon basin was a vast, dry
grassland during this period.
"These data will come as quite a
shock to many pAeoclimatologists,
id Paul Colinvaux, research scientist
~t the University Center for Great
Laes and Aquatic Sciences. "They
ontradict the widespread belief that a
rier climate during the last ice Age
turned the Amazon lowlands into a
vna with isolated pockets of rain-
orest."'
Colinvaux and his colleagues discov-
ered most of the extracted pollens were
the same as those found in today's rain
Forest, while only trace amounts of
grasses were found.
"'This is conclusive evidence that
sgnnas or other grasslands were never
pre ent anywhere near lake Pata during
this time period," Colinvaux said.
The findings were pubtshed in the
Oct. 4 issue of Science.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Brian Campbell.

LANSING (AP) - Ronna Romney yesterday
jumped on Deinocrat Sen. Carl Levin for alleged-
ly' playing fast-and-loose with campaign finance
laws and called him "gutless" after a planned
debate was cancled.
Romney joined national Republicans in com-
plaining about tactics the three-term incumbent
has used to help raise money for Democrats
nationally.
"He sold us out in Michigan 18 years ago. He
doesn't even own a house in Michigan and still he
gouges people for money illegally," she said in an
appearance on WJIM radio in Lansing.
"Now we know he's not only chicken, he's a liar.
... We don't need any gutless wonders in the U.S.
Senate fighting for us."
Her sharp words brought a swift reaction from
Levin campaign manager Chuck Wilbur.
"I think we're getting a glimpse of the kind of
language Ronna Romney wanted to use Saturday

night (in the canceled debate)," he said.
Wilbur insisted Levin's fund-raising violated no
laws.
Romney's comments came after the cancellation

of Saturday's debate
and the filing of a com-
plaint by Republicans
on Sept. 26 with the
Federal Elections
Commission.
At issue was a sys-
tem Democrats use to
raise funds nationally
from donors who
already have given the
maximum to individual

"tWe've do
wrong in ow
raising. "
--RU.S. NS

Committee, in deciding how to spend millions of
dollars on candidates, acknowledges that the
amount of money each candidate raises for the
committee - his or her "tally" - is one factor
that determines how
much that candidate
ne nothing receives.
But committee offi-
rund- cials say other factors
also are considered,
including which cam-
paigns need the money
most and which candi-
D-Mic h. dates have the best
chance of winning.
Republicans contend
the whole system is an illegal earmarking scheme
to skirt federal contribution limits. Individuals can
only give $1,000 per election to a candidate, but
can give $20,000 to a political party.

The complaint cites a letter from Levin to a
donor.
"The DSCC maintains a record (a "tally") of."
how much money each candidate helps to raise for
the Committee,' Levin's letter said. "The amount
of money to be spent by the DSCC on my behalf is
based in part on my tally, among other factors."
Wilbur said the procedure being used met
Federal Elections Commission guidelines.
"We've done nothing wrong in our fund-rais-
ing," he said..-
"We've followed the rules. This is one of these .:
11th hour attacks on the Democratic party and it
comes at a time when Republicans have raised a k"
record amount of money from special interests to
try to continue to hold onto the House and
Senate."
He said Levin probably has raised twice as
much for the national committee as the $275,000
it has spent on his race.
[own jobs

senatorial candidates.
Contributions are recorded, or tallied, in the
name of the candidate who solicited them.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign

Students hold d
and keep up gr

CLILti

By Jenni Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
Time is money.
Many University students spend
hours working part- or full-time jobs
while they are enrolled. The majority
of these students are employed
because they need the money for
school, and find working beneficial
not only to their wallets but also to
their study habits.
"The student's decision will be in
their own best interest," said Margaret
Rodriguez, University associate direc-
tor of financial aid. "We're here to talk
with students about their own work-
loads."
"We're busy but we have a lot of
down time to study," said Wade Sterns,
an Engineering senior who works at
the front desk of West Quad. "This
way working doesn't interfere with
studying."
Others find working is the next best
thing to the library.
"I work about 15 hours a week," said
LSA first-year student Sarah Prewer,
who works at Study Break Video
Rental in the Michigan Union.
"But I get more work done here than
anywhere else," Prewer said.
LSA first-year student Melanie
Szczepanski who works at Mrs.
Peabody's feels that working helps stu-
dents balance their workload.

"It helps me to balance my time
more," Szczepanski said. "It keeps me
busy so that I don't get distracted.
Once you start to get to neglect your
studies and just work for money, it's
too much."
However, some students feel work-
ing damages their studies.
"I'm tired
when I go to
class," said LSA

first-year student
C a t h e r i n e
Kaplan, a work-
study participant
who works in
South Quad

busy so t
get distra
-- Mela
LSA fi

Down
snack
takes

Under
bar. "It
away your

ability to do things at the last minute.
It's six hours less that I have to study."
There is often a fine line between
just right and too much, though.
Kinesiology sophomore Clarrisa
Charlier said, "I don't think a minimal
amount of work is bad. Once you go
overboard it's too late. I don't study as
much as I should right now."
Charlier interns as an athletic trainer
at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.
She also is a referee for intramural
soccer, softball and basketball at the
University.
Rodriguez said the amount students

work is an individual decision.
"It depends on the number of credit
hours the student has and the courses;,
they are enrolled in, because that i
what determines their work load,"'
Rodriguez said. "There really is h "
minimum or maximum number
hours we recommend, for students
work. We sug,
gest that
in c 0 m i n.
frdshmanwork
nat IdonYt between eighl?
and 12 hours.
cted." (per week)."
nie Szczepanski who are not'
rst-year student employed fintl~
they can stinl;
fill their schc-Q
uales.
"I don't work because I don't need
to" said David Schultz, an LSA senior
"College has been a time to focus on
academic success. I've been able to
volunteer for campaigns and do other ,
extracurricular activities," Schultz
said.
Others question the effect a job
would have on their grades.
"I think it would hurt my studying,
but I could handle it," said LSA first-
year student Cynthia Roselle. "The
difference in grades would be between
an A or an A minus."
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Engineering sophomore Ryan DeKuiper helps a customer yesterday while working
at The Buckle, a clothing store In Briarwood Mall. Many students work to earn the
money they will need throughout the school year.
Comissio1n orders
Ameritech to offer parity

LANSING (AP).- Starting Dec. 7,
all Michigan telephone customers
should be able to dial long-distance
codes within their aiea code simply by
dialing a "1" before the number.
Currently, anyone who uses just a "1"
automatically has their call carried by
Ameritech. Customers of other long-dis-
tance companies have had to dial a spe-
cial five-digit code ,that would divert
their call to the other companies if they
did not want Ameritech to handle it.
The Michigan Public - Service
Commission said earer this week that
Ameritech must now provide customers
of other long-distance carriers the right
to skip the five-digit code on what are

known as intraLATA calls.
The commission .denied Ameritech
Michigan's request to delay the move to
dialing parity. It also had asked if it could
provide other long-distance carriers with
a discount on connection fees rather than
the ability to just dial "l."
"An overwhelming number of
intraLATA toll calls are dialed by using
the single digit," commission chair John
Strand said in a written statement.
"Since customers clearly prefer the
convenience of simply dialing 'I,' it is
essential for continued development of
telecommunications competition that all
long-distance companies have the ability
to offer that dialing arrangement"

CorreCtiOnls:
* The Defense of Marriage Act and the Employment Nondiscrimination Act were both passed by Congress. This was incor-
rect'y reported in Tuesday's Daily.
* Ray Barbehenn does not work for the Exhibit Museum; he xwrks in the biology department. The Explorations! program
can accomodate up to 40 chAdren per session and has the potential for accomodating 360 children total. These were incor-
rectly reported in the Oct. 2 edition of the Daily.

GROUP MEETINGS
d Afdcan-Amedcan Undergraduate Male
Dialogue Group, 7648312, West
Quad, Asubuhi Lounge ,2tm.
0 Bting the Blues, call 7648312 to
register, 12-1 p.m.
Q Graduate African Ameridan Male
Dialogue Group, 764-8312,
Trotter House, 7 p.m.
QIntervaruity Christian Fellowship,
large group meeting, '163-7782,
East Hall, Room 1360, 7 p.m.
L Lutheran Campus Ministry, "Issues
of Faith Group," 668-7622, Lord of
Light Lutheran Church, 801 South
Forest Ave., 7 p.m.
Q Residence Halls Association, meet-
ing, 763-3497, West Quad,
Ostafin Room, 7-9 m.
U Time Ma eet Skills Group, 764-
8312, ichigan Union, Roan
3100,4:.30,6 p.m...

and Music, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 5 p.jn.
U "Building an Enabling Environment to
Support Acadenia Excellence,"
sponsored by Offiae of the Vice
Provost for Academic and
Multicultural Affairs, 1013 Dow
Building, 10-11:30 a.m.
U "Environmental issues an Capitol Hill,"
Adam Warbach, sponsored by Sierra
Club, Michigan league, 7-9 p.m.
0 "Getting an International Internship,"
sponsored by the International
Center, International Center, room
9, 3 p.m. and 7:10-8:30 p.m.
U "Information Meeeting about Study
Abroad In Spain, Chile, and
Ecuador," sponsored by Office of
International Programs, Mason
Hall, Room 1408, 6 p.m.
Q "Japan's Ambiguous Symbos: Beans,
the Left Hand, and Visitors - and
Anthrological Appach," Teigo
Yoshida. soonsored by the Center

U "National Coming Out Week Speaker:
Wilson Cruz," sponsored by Queer
Unity Project, Rackham Bldg.,
Rackham Auditorium, 8 p.m.
U "National Depression Screening Day,"
sponsored by Psychological
Services, Michan League, Room 4,
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
U "Shuichan lyrit," sponsored by Hillel,
Cava Java, 5:30 p.m.

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U Campus Information Centers, Michigan
Union and Pierpont Commons, 7E
INFO, info@umich.edu, UM .Events
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Wide Web
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