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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 4, 1996 - 3A

FM 4
Habitat for
Humanity group
starting up at 'U'
The new campus chapter of Habitat
for Humanity will hold its first mass
meeting tomorrow from 9-10:30 p.m.
in ,:the Wolverine Room of the
Mkhigan Union.
Habitat for Humanity is an interna-
tional organization that helps people in
need to build and repair their own
homes.
(For more information, visit the chap-
ter's homepage at http://mcarrreshall.
umich.edu/habitat/.
NAACP shuttles
voters to polls
The Ypsilanti-Willow Run branch of
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People will
toyide rides to election polling sites
orrow for people who need assis-
tance.
Anyone interested should call the
NAACP office from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
tomorrow at 480-9654.
Nursing prof. gets
research award
Professor of Nursing Deborah
Qakley and her research colleagues
ye received the 1996 Blue Cross-
ue Shield of Michigan Foundation's
Excellence in Research Award in the
afeaof health policy.
Oakley, who was the principal inves-
tigator, and her colleague received the
award for their study, "Processes of
Care: Comparisons of Certified Nurse-
Midwives and Obstetricians," published
in the September/October 1995 issue of
the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery.
%IC needs new
staff members
Campus Information Centers is
looking for a few good people - who
know about the University.
CIC, the central reference point for
University information and referral,
hlas' openings for information assis-
ts.
Ilformation assistants are responsi-
ble for gathering, organizing, filing and
giving out information about
University and some community
events. They answer questions at sites
in the Pierpont Commons and the
Michigan Union, and also over e-mail,
phone and the World Wide Web site,
located at http://wwwumich.edu/-info.
The openings are for winter term.
.pplicants must be students.
'"pplications are available at either site
and are due by Nov. 18.
Nursing dean
named to
national council
Ada Sue Hinshaw, Nursing dean, has
en appointed to the National
Advisory Council for Health Care
Policy, Research and Evaluation.
Secretary of Health and Human
Services Donna Shalala appointed 10

new members to the council, which
Sadvises Shalala and others on enhanc-
g the quality, effectiveness and acces-
sibility of health care nationwide.
fof. looks at
roan solutions
Alexander Garvin, a Yale professor
and member of the New York City
Planning Commission, will discuss his
research into urban solutions in a
speech titled, "The American City:
What Works, What Doesn't?"
The talk, which will include the best
urban and suburban projects from
ound the country, will look at the phi-
sophy that made them successful.
The speech is at 6 p.m. Thursday in
the Rackham Amphitheater.
- Compiled from staff reports.

Dole stumps in
Brighton as part
of victory' tour

77-mile

3

run raises

By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
BRIGHTON, Mich. - He stopped
for a good old-fashioned pep rally.
About I1 hours into his "96 Hours to
Victory" tour, Bob Dole fired up a
crowd of more than 2,500 supporters
gathered at Brighton High School.
The Republican presidential nominee
began his final whirlwind campaign bus
tour Friday in Grand Rapids earlier in
the day and arrived at 11:15 p.m. in this
small town about 30 minutes west of
Ann Arbor.
In the final days of the campaign,
Dole has stressed the importance of
character. He continued the practice
Friday night, telling Brighton voters he
is a man they
could trust.
"Character h !
does count;' DoleI
said. "This elec- theywan
tion is about
change." for
Dole was
joined by a slew -.the W
of influential
Michigan house."
Republicans,
including Gov.
John Engler, Sen. P resid
S p e n c e r
Abraham (R-Mich.), U.S. Rep. Dick
Chrysler (R-Brighton), state Sen. Mike
Rodgers (R-Brighton) and U.S. Senate
candidate Ronna Romney.
Dole said his final bus tour and
strong support from other Republicans
demonstrate his commitment to the
American people.
"We're going to go without sleep
until noon on Tuesday," Dole said.
"We're going to go on and on."
Values were the focus of Dole's
speech.
Besides emphasizing his character,
Dole outlined several ideas for the
crowd, including his support of a bal-
anced budget amendment, an amend-
ment to protect the U.S. flag and legis-
lation to protect voluntary prayer in

schools.
Dole criticized President Clinton's
refusal to sign a bill banning partial
birth abortions. "I will sign the bill that
does that,' Dole said.
Dole took a few minutes to attack
Democratic party fund-raising, saying
he found its methods questionable.
He heavily criticized Vice President
Al Gore, asserting Gore had "taken
fund-raising to a new level."
After slamming the current adminis-
tration's efforts, Dole said he would
have a clear foreign policy.
"That's where they go to make for-
eign policy - the waffle house," Dole
said. "We don't have any foreign poli-
cy.

s what
nt to make
0i policy
affle
- Bob Dole
ential candidate

The crowd
waited for Dole
for several
hours, chowing
down on pizza
at the
"G .0. P i z z a
Party," but
Republicans
said the crowd
didn't mind the
wait.
"The energy
of the crowd

was amazing,"'
Rodgers said. "The crowd never
wavered."
Romney said she thought Dole
thrilled the crowd. "He's just really on
right now," she said.
Ten members of the campus College
Republicans road-tripped to Brighton to
see Dole.
Annmarie Sarmiento, an LSA first-
year student and member of the College
Republicans, said the ralliers exhibited
more energy than others she has seen.
"It shows that the race is not over
yet," she said.
Not all who attended the rally were
optimistic about Dole's chances of
defeating Clinton.
"If you believe the polls, he doesn't
have a chance" said Mary Hoyt, a

JENNIFER BRADLEY SWIFT/Daily
Presidential caddt BbDl reets enthusiastic supporters at a rally in

Brighton, Mich on Friday night.
Jackson resident.
Bill Schneider, of Brighton, said he
believes Dole is the better man, but
doesn't believe he can win.
"I came to hear a great American
who's likely to be defeated and move
on," Sehneidcr said.
Republican supporters weren't the
only ones who packed into the gy m to
see Dole. Seeral people hoisting
Clinton/Gore si}ns dotted the crowd.
Mark Brewer, ch a of the
Michigan Deorat i Par also
came to se D a Beer said
Dole's tour is a sign ox campaign "in

real trouble."
"He's campaigning in Republican
areas because he doesn't have the
Republican vote nailed down," Brewer
said. "He's not talking about the issues,
he's just grasping at straws."
Rodgers said Brewer was wrong and
that the stop in Brighton made logistical
sense.
"(Brighton) was right off the express-
way and we wanted him here," Rodgers
said. "We drew people from as far away
as Ypsilanti and Flint."
- Daily StaffReporter Laurie Mavk
contributed to this report.

funds for
chanty
By Bram Elias
Daily Staff Reporter
The second-longest run Saturday was.
a 21-yard sprint by Michigan tailback
Clarence Williams in Michigan Stadium.
It paled in comparison to the longest.
Sigma Nu fraternity members from
the University and Michigan State com-e
bined forces to carry Saturday's game.a
ball 77 miles from East Lansing to Ann-
Arbor, delivering the ball to referees
before the Wolverine-Spartan game. .
The run, similar in theory to the
Olympic torch relay, raised nearly
$8,000 for United Way charity. .,
"This is one of those things where
you look back and say, 'Yeah, it was a
great thing, I'm really glad I did this,"'
said Kyle Shaw, vice president of the;
University chapter of Sigma Nu frater-
nity. "It's a great experience'
Members of the University's chapter
of Sigma Nu, along with members of
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, traveled to
East Lansing on Friday night. They were
joined by the MSU chapter of Sigma N
and Alpha Chi Omega sorority. About
200 students participated in the run.
"It was great;"said P.T. Aquino, phil-
anthropy chair of the MSU chapter of
Sigma Nu. "It was long and tiring, but
we really enjoyed it."
ning," Shaw said. "Four people would
run at a time, one of them with the ball.
The rest of us followed in cars and
vans. We drove all 77 miles at about
five miles an hour."
The ball arrived in Ann Arbor at about
9:30 a.m., and made its way to the 50-
yard line minutes before kickoff.
This is the 12th consecutive year the
two Sigma Nu chapters have participat-
ed in this charity event.
"It's one of the longest traditions of
student activities with United Way," said
Susan Fielder, administrative assistant
for University relations. "It's important
to raise money for philanthropies - it
adds an adult level of responsibility,
increased awareness about people whp
need help from local agencies. Events
like this help to do that."
Runners solicited contributions from
alums and parents.
"Campus Inn donated a lot of money"
Shaw said. "We also sold Tshirts, and we
made some money out of that."
Charitable events attract the attention
of certain authorities.
"We got pulled over just outside Easty
Lansing this year," Shaw said. "The
cops saw all these cars going five miles
an hour, and these guys running right
nearby. They wanted to know what was
going on. We told them, 'Hey, we're
doing this for charity,' and there was no
big problem."
Not that there haven't been big prob-
lems before. ;
"One year, student runners got hed
up in traffic and missed the game'.,
Fielder said. "But we still needed
someone to carry a game ball out to the
referees. We found two kids who wee
standing nearby, gave them a ball, anqd
said, 'Here. Go carry this out there and
pretend you're from Sigma Nu fraterpi- s
ty.' The real ball and the runnrs 4
showed up later."
This year, the ball arrived on tim.
Shaw carried it to midfield, while more
than 106,000 people looked on.
"Kyle told me that running onto the
field is a great thrill, with all those peo- a
ple cheering, but that's not why he did
this," Fielder said. "He did this because 1

he respects the organizations in the g
community, and he knows they need
help. I think he was speaking for all of
Sigma Nu. And I think that's a very
admirable quality."

Transgender author tal sexuality

Writer Leslie Feinberg
attacks gender norms
in current society
By Anita Chik
Daily Staff Reporter
Calling herself a "transgender war-
rior," author and activist Leslie
Feinberg gave her first lecture on
campus Saturday evening before a
diverse crowd of about 200.
In organizing the 25th anniversary
celebration of the University's
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs
Office, Kenneth Blochowski said he
chose Feinberg because of her impact
on the lesbian, gay and bisexual com-
munity.
"She is
somebody
who can was ifl
speak about
the meaning the courag
of diversityp
and chal- tg
lenge people
to under- ive and s
stand the
in t erc on- fig t stere
nectedness
about dis- society.
crimination
against one
group and
discrimina-
tion against everyone," said
Blochowski, who is director of pro-
grams and events for LGBPO.
"What Leslie does is, she chal-
lenges people's ideas of what sexual
orientation and what gender orienta-
tion means," he said.

Dressed in black, with a clean-
shaven head, Feinberg welcomed the
crowd with a smile. When she began
her lecture, titled "Transgender
Warriors" she invited cross-dressers
to stand up and accept a round of
applause.
"Every human being has the right
to express their gender," Feinberg
said. "Gender contradiction is excit-
ing. It's a challenge."
Meilan Goller, a School of Social
Work graduate student, said
Feinberg's speech moved her on a per-
sonal level.
"Her message is liberation to
everyone," Goller said. "If you liber-
ate societal constructs of gender, then
you uncover so much creativity and
richness
and differ-
ipressedb y ent ways of
: of thesesion."
Students,
r people to alums and
pupppop le
l from the
. community
'types in who said
the event
was their
S Kate McCune first expo-
- sure to

ty. Leslie actually goes out and works
for the rights of all people."

ties," Mattingly said. "I want to do
more labor activism for communi-

Fcinberg~ said
munity has notl
ment in society.
"When we
leave the house
in the morning,
people begin to
stare ... they
will not look
away until we
register the
anger," she
said. "We
never know
when we will
be blown up in
violence."

the transgender com- ties."
received a f air treat- Kate McCune,
dent, said F
e never know
5 s .
en97 eO will be
-Leslie Feinberg
Transgender author

an Ann Arbor resi-
einberg's speech
impressed her
and made her
understand more
about transgen-
der issues.
"I was
impressed by the
courage of these
transgender peo-
ple to live and
stand up to fight
stereotypes in
s o c i e t y ,"

N
'a
IC

Feinberg told the audience that
many transgender people are victims
of hate crimes, receivng no appreci-
ation from the community adding
that she has discovered a huge under-
ground transgender population.
Feinberg paraleled the discrimina-
tion against transgen der people to
historical examples et as immi-
grant-bashing and Klu Klux Klan
activities.
Several times during her speech,
the room thundered with applause and
whistling.
Feinberg said she recognized a
need to reach out to the needy and
help solve social problems such as
health care, AIDS, unemployment
and homelessness.
Katy Mattingly, who graduated
from the University in '94, agreed
with Feinberg.
"I am inspired by her call to be
allies to other oppressed communi-

McCune said.
Although Feinberg said stereotyping
persists, she expressed her optimism
about the new movement of "translib-
eration"-- liberating transgender peo-
ple and those who suffer from oppres-
sion.
Afterward, Feinberg played down
her role in the night's event.
"The biggest impact tonight has
nothing to do with me," she said. "My
contribution is to provide a language
for the discussion on what is the basis
of unity to continue. Mine was just
one voice."

i

Ann Arbor resident
shared their admiration
character and actions.

transgender
issues,
of Feinberg's

"I think the whole University needs
to hear Leslie speak," said School of
Natural Resources graduate student
AnMarie Rodgers. "Leslie has actual-
ly done a lot to elevate the communi-

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