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Sy Anita Chik
Daily Staff Reporter
For some students, actions speak louder than
words in environmental education.
Students Helping Advance Resource
Education, a nonprofit, student-run organization,
teates workshops about nature and environmen-
W protection for Detroit and Ypsilanti public ele-
mentary schools that lack financial resources.
"Coming from this prestigious university, I feel
obligated to share," said LSA senior Marcella
DeAgostino, a SHARE volunteer. "I learn so
"much in school. It's like a waste if I don't do any-
thing (about the environ-
DeAgostino said the You Wg
group aims to make chil-
4ren aware of the impor- make lea
*nce of caring for their
environment in improving fun exper
,hi' quality of life. She
said elementary school is - Sa
tfle'best place to start envi- Elementary
;r4nhental education
b;cause environmental con-
*i "sness stick more in younger people's minds.
Last Friday, five University students revisited a
Ypsilanti class of first graders called
'Huggables" at Kettering Elementary School,
hich SHARE had worked with last semester.
The SHARE volunteers designed games for
the class and brought a video of "The Lion King"
tq encourage children to learn more about the
environment.
Volunteers prepared pictures of their favorite
animals including Siberian tigers, eagles and rhi-
noceros to introduce endangered animals to the
class. They also raised a series of questions about
where paper comes from and what kind of ani-
m s live on trees.
SLSA sophomore Kristin Goldsmith, who was
pnsible for the first game, invited each child
tp, stand up and grab different parts of the green
roen string to form a spider web.
Goldsmith said the activity is called "The Web
of Life." She asked the class of 28 children to
wear picture cards around their necks to represent
Continued from Page 1
nhing eight candidates.
"We want to kill the inefficiency within the asser
there is a lot of waste in the MSA budget," said part
ber Andrew Serowik. "We are very much pro-studer
ing, but we do not agree that fee increases are a good
increase funding to student groups."
Serowik said Nihilist Party members would bring n
spectives to the assembly.
"None of us are aspiring politicians, which I think '
find in a lot of the other parities," Serowik said. "Not
-are doing this to build our resumes."
* This term, two new parties, the Crush the Purple D
Party and the Slumber Party, are hoping to gain the po
at-MSA vote.
"We think parties as a whole are pointless, so we c
to have some fun' said Engineering Rep. David Burd
oftwo MSA incumbents who are running with the Cr
Purple Dinosaur Party. "This is a reaction to the a
'Michigan and other parties have coalesced around egc
individuals and nothing else."
The Slumber Party is running the minimum-requir
dates. None have any experience on the assembly.
"We see lots of things wrong with the University in
al," said party spokesperson David Bouge. "We v!
attack the University on many levels, and the best plac
that is on the student assembly."
B0uge said the Slumber Party hoped to ma
University parking lots first-come, first-serve, p
administrators from scheduling classes before 10 a.r
implement a West Coast offense on the football team.
Four of the 28 independent candidates are curren
members.

Itiddpendent candidate and current LSA Rep.
,senberg said running as an independent would fir
Tom party constraints.
"Hopefully I will be able to evaluate proposals tha
before the assembly in an objective way and on gut
and with my heart, instead of worrying about party
Rosenberg said.

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tend a green hand to children

different animals. Goldsmith instructed the kids
to stand in a circle and tugged the string toward
themselves and let it go.
"See how everybody pulls the string ... we are
all connected," Goldsmith said.
The kids stared at the string, listening to
Goldsmith's lecture about the interconnections of
living organisms and how the spider web sym-
bolized the web of life in nature.
Sandee Dusbiber, the teacher who created the
"Huggables," watched the kids play the game
while she shared her excitement about it.
Dusbiber said the students come from diverse

ant to
Mging a
rlence"
andee Dusbiber
school teacher

backgrounds and some
may not have the
resources other students
do.
"You want to make
learning a fun experi-
ence," Dusbiber said.
"Nowadays, we need to
stimulate and encourage
them because some of the
kids are sick, their fathers
are in jail (or they) have

no fathers.
"We have to pull out tools from our toolbox to
do everything we can for the kids."
Many of the University students involved in
the program said teaching children requires more
skills.
"You just can't sit there and talk to them," said
Goldsmith, a first-year volunteer with the group.
"You have to get onto their level. When I talk to
the kids, I bend down."
"To keep kids interested is so difficult," said
LSA senior Jeanine Resseguie, one of the five
volunteers for "Huggables.' "You have to have
games and use language they understand."
LSA sophomore Suzanna Young, who went to
the first workshop last week, said the enthusiastic
support of the kids surprised her.
"The kids get a lot out of the games," LSA
sophomore Suzanna Young said. "They are able
to answer questions (more) intelligently than we
would think. It is more than what an adult can get
because adults are more analytical and make

JEANNIE SERVAAS/Daily
First grade "Huggables" Julian Autry and Stephanie Ford from Ypsilanti-Kettering Elementary School par-
ticipatein a game during a visit with the SHARE group - University students who promote environmen-
tal awareness.

things more complicated."
Two volunteers, who also went to the
"Huggables" class, found teaching older kids
more difficult.
"Little kids are very accepting, easier," said
LSA sophomore Colette Stevenson. "Older kids
know more, so you really have to get your facts
down."
"When you go to the first grade class, you
teach them the real basic" Goldsmith said. "With
an older class, you'll have to know more. I do not
feel that I know more about environmental issues
than any other."
Kettering Elementary School Principal Mary

Brandau, who took pictures of the workshop, said
she supported the idea of SHARE to provide
environmental education.
"Students relate better to students," Brandau said.
"When a younger person says this is important to
(another) young person, that validates them."
Brandau said University students are role mod-
els for the kids, and they teach the children about
the environment and what college is about.
Dusbiber said she agreed that her students look
up to the SHARE members. She said SHARE's
workshops are a new way for the children to
approach learning.

Strikers
closer to
settlement
with GM
DETROIT (AP) - With General
Motors Corp. losing millions of dollars
a day because of strikes at two key
plants, company and union negotiators
met around the clock and were said to
be closer to a settlement yesterday.
A United Auto Workers source,
speaking on condition of anonymity,
said negotiators were closer than ever
to a deal. But GM spokesperson Chuck
Licari was more cautious.
"I don't think it's in anybody's best
interests to characterize the talks now,"
he said. "Negotiators talked throughout
the night and those discussions are con-
tinuing."
A total of 9,809 workers at three
plants remained off the job because of
strikes at GM's truck assembly plant in
Janesville, Wis.. and a metal-stamping
factory in Indianapolis. A truck assem-
bly plant at Fort Wayne, Ind., was
closed late Wednesday because of a
shortage of parts from Indianapolis.
Those layoffs were in addition to
19,958 GM workers idled from plants
still shut down because of parts short-
ages that resulted from the Canadian
Auto Workers strike earlier in October
A GM source said three more light-
truck assembly plants that depend on
parts from Indianapolis were tentative-
ly scheduled to close today: Moraine,
Ohio; Linden, NJ.; and Shreveport, La.
Together, they employ about 9,000
UAW workers, though some may be
kept on for maintenance and training.
The two strikes are hurting GM
where it is most costly: its highly prof-
itable production of pickups and sport
utility vehicles. GM is bleeding about
s5 million a day in profits from lost
production at the two idled assembly
plants, said analyst Joe Phillippi of
Lehman Brothers. Janesville's fast-sell-
ing Chevrolet Tahoes, GMC Yukons
and Chevy-GMC Suburbans bring the
world's largest automaker about
$10,000 of profit each.
Lost profits would double to $10
million a day if the Moraine, Linden
and Shreveport plants fall, Phillippi
said. Shreveport makes Chevy and
GMC compact pickups, Moraine pro-
duces the Chevy Blazer and GMC
Jimmy sport utility vehicles, and
Linden assembles both model lines.
Negotiators in Detroit were believed
still to be haggling over the job-securi-
ty provisions of the "pattern" contract
the UAW has signed with Ford Motor
Co. and Chrysler Corp.

RIVALRY
Continued from Page 1
Michigan's rivalries with Notre Dame and
Ohio State are huge, but they are strictly rival-
ries of power, about who is the better team. The
Michigan State rivalry is about that, too, but it
is more about emotion.
Of the Wolverines' 104 players, 45 are from
Michigan. Of the Spartans' 98 players, 36 are
from Michigan. Approximately 68 percent of
the University's student body is in-state.
Approximately 94 percent of Michigan State's
student body is in-state.
Most Michigan high schools send students
to both universities. Some send players to both
teams. Take Troy High School, located about
45 miles from Ann Arbor, for example. Two
players, fullback Garrett Gould and tight end
Kyle Rance, picked Michigan State. Two play-
ers, punter Jason Vinson and 1997 recruit
Adam Adkins, picked Michigan.
Michigan-Michigan State is about backyards.

"It's kind of funny, but my best friend in
grade school was a Michigan fan, and I was a
Michigan State fan," Smith said. "We used to
fight about who would win the games. We had
a computer football game. I was the green; he
was the blue. Always. We couldn't get through
a game without fighting.
"Now he goes to Michigan State, and I go to
Michigan."
Smith adjusted to being a Michigan fan, and
he now claims he bleeds maize and blue. But it
will still be difficult having at least eight friends
from Michigan State sleeping on his spartan
floor tonight and tomorrow. His aunt Margaret
will come up from Texas for the game, like she
has every year Smith has been at Michigan.
Smith's brother will be there, too.
The teasing, name-calling, boasting and
bragging will start right away. In fact, they've
already begun.
"Basically, when I found out he was going to
Michigan, I was disgusted and appalled," said
Wesley Smith, Smith's younger brother, who is

now a first-year student at Michigan State. "I
wasn't mad at him. I was just shocked. The
good thing is that he's still my brother, and I
love him. It's just that, now, I can't look him in
the eye with any respect ...
"Hey, he's the first born. He's got all these
expectations. And he let us down."
Smith even gets it from his mother.
"We were very happy for him (when he left
for Ann Arbor)," said Shirley Smith, who met
Hugh's father in the same residence hall in
which Wesley now lives, Wonders Hall. "He
didn't apply to MSU, because he was afraid of
getting rejected. We're glad he could go some-
where close to home."
Smith's family and friends are on their way
to Ann Arbor today, ready to battle. But Smith
insists he's prepared.
"Hey, I picked a winner," Smith said. "We
lost last year, and I got it good. But I was out-
numbered since we were in East Lansing.
They've got to come here this year. And the

first thing they'll

see is the pumpkins."

CARVILLE
Continued from Page 1
Tuesday, Spoon said.
Rivers said she hopes Carville will "build up

Rivers' opponent has brought his own heavy-hit-
ters to the campaign. Republican National
Committee Chair Haley Barbour, U.S. Rep. Armey
(R-Texas), U.S. House Budget Committee Chair
Rep. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Marilyn Quayle

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