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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 15, 1996 - 3

Carjacking, armed thefts
mar weekend on campus

First lady
returns to Mich.
to campaign
First lady Hillary Clinton made
another campaign stop to promote her
husband's education program in
Michigan yesterday.
Clinton visited the Impression Five
Science Exhibit in downtown Lansing
as part of a recent campaign push for
increased technology and research in
education. A rally for education and a
fundraiser for Democratic U.S. House
andidate Debbie Stabenow followed.
This is the first lady's second visit to
tbe state this month, continuing a trend
by both presidential candidates to court
Michigan voters.
1U' dept. to host
debate watch
The University's communication
t tudies department is scheduled to host
0s'third event in a series of campaign
debate-watching gatherings and panel
discussions.
President Clinton and Republican
presidential nominee Bob Dole will
face off tomorrow night in their second
.and final debate. The president and the
former Kansas senator will meet in San
Diego, the site of the '96 Republican
National Convention in August.
Prof. Trevor Thrall will lead the on-
ampus discussion before and after the
debate. The event is scheduled to begin
, at,8:45 p.m. in 1324 East Hall.
Workers World
Party candidates
to speak at 'U'
The Republicans and Democrats
9ren't the only parties targeting
Michigan voters this election season.
Workers World Party presidential can-
wdidate Monica Moorehead and U.S.
House candidate Jane Cutter are sched-
uled to speak at 6 p.m. tonight at Trotter
House in Ann Arbor.
The candidates also plan to show
"The Prison - Industrial Complex: An
Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal," a
video conducted by Moorehead and
parry Holmes for the Peoples' Video
etwork earlier this year.
Kemp kids hit
Michigan in bus
The Kemp kids are hitting the cam-
paign trail through Michigan this week.
Jeff Kemp and Jennifer Kemp Andrews,
children of Republican vice-presidential
nominee Jack Kemp, are scheduled to
*top in Jackson tomorrow as part of their
six-city bus tour through the state.
The rally, scheduled to begin at 4:15
p.m., is to be held at the "Birthplace of
the Republican Party" - the Under the
Oaks park on the corner of Franklin
aqd Second streets.
Third-parties to
meet tonight
Third Party Awareness night is
*cheduled to be held from 7 p.m. to 10
p.m. tonight at Casa Dominick's on
Monroe Street.
Event organizer Craig Harvey said
- representatives from the Green Party,
te, Libertarian Party, the Workers
Warld Party, the Natural Law Party, the
Socialist Equality Party and the Labor
Iarty will speak.

Harvey said literature from the New
Party and the Reform Party will also be
vailable at the event.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Jennifer Harvey and Laurie Mayk.

M Victim shot at bus
stop confrontation
By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
Several armed robberies occurred
during the weekend, including a car-
jacking Sunday evening.
Department of Public Safety
spokesperson Elizabeth Hall said the
car theft was an isolated incident.
"We don't believe the carjacking is
related to other incidents" Hall said.
A woman parked her car in the
Church Street carport at 7:45 p.m.
Sunday evening when a suspect
approached her vehicle. The man was
standing in a dark area with his right
hand in his jacket and he was believed
to be armed, according to DPS

reports.
The man allegedly demanded her
keys and took $5 in cash. He then
allegedly asked the victim to leave the
carport, which is located at 525 Church
St.
DPS officers are searching for the
man, who is described as 5-foot-8, and
of unknown age. The man has a muscu-
lar build and was last seen wearing a
multi-colored University of Michigan
Starter jacket, dark pants and a black
ski mask, according to DPS reports.
In the second incident, two victims
were allegedly approached by four men
demanding money at the bus stop in the
800 block of South Maple Road.
When the victims did not comply,
one of the four men allegedly produced
a handgun. One victim was shot near
his eye, and an attempt was made to

shoot the other victim in the abdomen,
according to AAPD reports.
The gun misfired, and the victims
fled the area. The four men, all
described as being between 15-17 years
of age, ran toward Pinelake Road.
according to AAPD reports.
AAPD reports describe the third inci-
dent as an attempted armed robbery.
The victim was allegedly approached
by two men at 3300 Packard St. late
Thursday night.
The suspects indicated they had a
gun, but took no property in the
attempt, which occurred at 1:45 a.m.
Friday. AAPD reports describe one of
the men as between 5-foot-7 and 5-
foot-9 and 25-35 years old. The stocky-
built man was last seen wearing blue
jeans and a dark sweatshirt, according
to AAPD reports.

Rally supports affirmative action

DAMIAN PETREsCU/Daity
John Hockenberry speaks to about 50 people in the Michigan Union last night.
DAibled jouralist
sp44eaks of abilities

By Nick Farr
For the Daily
As a broadcast journalist for 15
years, John Hockenberry has reported
the news from places all over the
world.
As an author, a playwright and an
actor, he has received critical acclaim for
his candor and sense of humor.
As the keynote speaker kicking off
Investing in Ability Week, he showed that
all this can be done from the view of a
wheelchair.
Hockenberry, a two-time Peabody
Award Winner and a paraplegic since an
auto accident at the age of 19, spoke in

to understanding that this nation was
founded as a place that would include
the widest number of people.
"Disability has never been an issue -
never. All of a sudden it's like two com-
peting Oprah shows trying to schmaltz
people to death," he said.
Hockenberry devoted a large por-
tion of his speech to defending the
Americans with Disabilities Act, and
pointed out that every human has
something to give to society.
"The issue shouldn't be about cost-
effectiveness, it should be about helping
as many people as possible contribute,"
Hockenberry said.

By Sonia Park
For the Daily
The National Women's Rights Organizing Coalition spon-
sored a rally yesterday on the Diag in support of defending
affirmative action in California.
The rally was part of a national effort to defend affirmative
action, which the group says is in jeopardy in California.
Protesters targeted a ballot measure
pending in California, which seeks to
end affirmative action at public insti-
tutions for admissions, hiring and If thej
contracts.
"These issues are coming up in can
California and very soon, it will be affrmtl'
our fight. If they think they can stop
affirmative action without resis- without r
tance, they will do it," said Jessica
Curtin, an LSA senior who is active th
with the group.
Students walked quickly through -
the Diag on their way to classes, as
Alex Johnson, a member of
NWROC, yelled through a fog horn,
encouraging students to join the rally.
Student support was minimal, and most of the 20 people
congregated at the center of the Diag were NWROC mem-
bers.
Ralliers said the California proposition, if passed, might
lead to similar proposals in other states, such as Michigan.
"We want to lead demonstrations and build a new mass-
militant integrated civil rights movement to defeat such
attacks on affirmative action," Curtin said.
Curtin predicted that in the next few years, this issue will

V think
stop
Ye action
"esistance,
- Jessica Curtin
LSA senior

escalate in importance to become the No. I issue confronting
the University. "We believe that this is a fight in self-defense
and we will fight by any means necessary," Curtin said,
The group backs up its claims by citing recent examples
of racist attacks in Ann Arbor and at the University, such as
the alleged harassment faced by John Matlock, director of
the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives, when

he tried to enter a campus event earli-
er this year. Members of the group
passed out flyers outlining these inci-
dents to students.
Although the rally was endorsed by
the Michigan Student Assembly, no
other groups participated yesterday.
Curtin said she solicited the help of
many student groups via e-mail, but
none came.
Dave Johnson, a line worker at
Chrysler and one of the group's found-
ing members, blamed the low turnout
on the leaders of other student organi-
zations for failing to mobilize their
members to support the rally. Various
student leaders could not be reached

for comment yesterday.
Some students said that despite the California measure, the
University's diversity is not in jeopardy.
Poonam Bhargava, a Kinesiology junior, said, "If there was
a specific attack on diversity, then I would be pretty willing
to defend it. But I don't feel that it is in jeopardy. I look
around and I see it."
Ben Price, an LSA senior, said, "Even if affirmative action
was stopped, I feel that diversity would still be promoted:'

the Michigan
Union Ballroom
last night.
In his speech
to a crowd of
about 50,
H o cken berry
discussed
themes related
to disability
issues, such as
inclusion and
accessibility.
"The inter-
esting thing
about disability
is that it is an
issue of inclu-
sion that does

All of a sudden
it's like two
competing Oprah
shows trying to
schmaltz people
to death a"
- John Hockenberry
Actor and journalist

The few stu-
dents who attend-
ed last night came
to the event with
little previous
knowledge of
Hockenberry, but
said they walked
away impressed.
"He had a lot of
interesting sto-
ries. It's interest-
ing ... the differ-
ent kind of views
people kind of
see," said John
Dunn, an LSA
junior.
"I enjoyed it. I

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not come with some big historical bur-
den. I can demand inclusion, public
access, and I don't have to get into a
discussion on how your parents caused
my disability," Hockenberry said.
During his speech, Hockenberry
related personal experiences, such as
reporting from the floor of the
Republican and Democratic conven-
tions, to how those experiences affect
the disabled and the country as a whole.
"The election campaign that has
boiled down to issues purely of money
makes it almost impossible to set
social priorities in America,"
Hockenberry said. "We need to figure
out how, in our language, to get back

heard about disability before, and he
related it to a lot of interesting political
issues that are going on right now,"
said LSA senior Chiara Liberatore. "It
was a little bit general, but I liked what
he said about how people are mea-
sured on what they can offer, rather
than the connection they can make."
In an interview before the speech,
Hockenberry spoke of his current pro-
jects, including an eclectic talk-oriented
show on MSNBC titled Edgewise.
"They wanted a show you could see
nowhere else - a show about a different
world," he said. "They wanted a smart,
personality-based show that I would
anchor from the moment I got there."

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Correction
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is sponsoring a barn dance in conjunction with the
University's Homecoming events this weekend. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

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Run for MSA!

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

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GROUP MEETINGS
U African-American Graduate Women
Support/Therapy Group, spon-
sored by CAPS, call 764.8312 to
register, 4 p.m.
J Cleptomaniacs And Shoplifters
Anonymous (CASA), self-help
roup, 913-6990, First Baptist
hurch, 512 E. Huron, Room 102,
7-8:30 p.m.
Q LSA Student Government, weekly
meeting, 913-0842, LSA Building,
Room 2003, 6 p.m.
.;lWomen and Self-Esteem Therapy
Groun. soonsored by CAPS, call

sponsored by Unions Network
Television on channel 24 in all resi-
dence hall rooms, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
C] "Employers' Expert Advice for Job
Search Success," sponsored by
CP&P, Michigan Union, Kuenzel
Room, 12-1 p.m.
0 "Israel Tuesday News Schmooze,"
sponsored b American Movement
for Israel, Hillel, 1429 Hill St., 6 p.m.
Q "Job Fair '96," sponsored by CP&P and
Capital One, Michigan Union, 1-5
pm.
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Work," sponsored by Department of
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SERVICES
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Union and Pierpont Commons, 763-
INFO, info@umich.edu, UMeEvents
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Tutoring, need help with a
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