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Tonight: Chance of snow
showers, low around 260.
Tomorrow: Chance of snow
showers, high around 380.

One hundred six years of edftorzalfreedom

November 8, 1996

No. 9 Michigan at Purdue
ass-Ade Stadium,'
West Lafayette
Tomorrow, 12:30 p.m.:
ESPN 2, Channel 32
Series history:
The Wolverines lead the series against Purdue, 35-10,
and have won the past nine games. The Boilermakers'
st home win over Michigan was in 1984.
Keep moving

Rose says fee proposal too high

By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
On the Michigan Student Assembly's fall election
ballot students will have the opportunity to vote on
three separate increases that together would kick their
student fee up to $6.19 - but the fee will never go
that high if MSA President Fiona Rose gets her way.
"I will not go to the regents and ask them to raise
(the fee) that high," Rose said. "Students do not need
a 100-percent increase."
On three separate ballot questions, students can
decide to raise their per-term student fee by $1 to
increase MSA general funds, $1 to benefit individual
student governments and $1.50 to benefit Project
Serve and the Black Volunteer Network.
The Project Serve and BVN increase will also be
used to create a $23,000 fund for student groups doing
community service and $5,000 general scholarship for
If all three fee increases are approved by student
voters during the Nov. 20-21 elections, the fee increas-

es will then need to be endorsed by Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford, and then approved
by the University Board of Regents.
Rose said she will not allow a $6.19 student fee to
go to Hartford or the regents.
"If all three increases pass, we will know students
will be flexible in government funding and that they
are willing to pay more for student government," Rose
said. "We will have to figure out how to proceed from
there - I want to make sure students aren't paying too
Hartford said it's not unreasonable to implement a
$6.19 fee, but that MSA needs to review its processes
for allocating funding to student groups to keep the
fee from climbing even higher in the fiture.
"I come from the West Coast where the student fees
to support student groups is very high. In comparison.
ours seems really small," Hartford said. "The concern
I have is we are not fixing the problem as a whole with
these fee increases - we are doing piecemeal stuff."
Hartford said she did not think an individual fee to

benefit Project Serve and BVN was the best way to
provide funding.
"1'm a great supporter of BVN and Project Serge,
but I'm not sure these specified fees for different stu-
dent groups are a good way to provide funding,"
Hartford said. "We could then have 600 student fees
- that is not the way to fix problems with funding"
The assembly's Budget Priorities Committee Chair
Karie Morgan said MSA provides funding for BVN
and Alternative Spring Break, a program under
Project Serve's umbrella. Project Serve, however, is
not eligible for BPC funding.
If Rose is unwilling to present three increases to the
University administration, one of the interested
groups may be forced to forfeit its student-endorsed
Anita Bohn, director of Project Serve, said she had
no doubts the regents would support a fee increase to
benefit community service projects.
"The regents in general are very supportive of com-
See FEES, Page 7

'U' grad wins
seat in U.S.
House race
By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
W ne recent University graduate got a job this week.
He was chosen to be part of the 105th Congress.
Harold Ford Jr., a 26-year-old Democrat who graduated
from the Law School in May, was elected by voters in
Tennessee's 9th District to the U.S. House.
"It was tremendous," Ford said. "It was a great victory."
After campaigning non-stop for several months, Ford gath-
ered 60 percent of the district's vote, defeating 33-year-old
Republican Rod DeBerry. Ford had led in the polls through-
out the campaign.
Ford said the victory was especially poignant for him
because he is filling the seat his father, Rep. Harold Ford Sr.
S-Tenn.), has held for the past 22 years. The elder Ford is
retiring this year.
"Naturally, it's a lot of emotion," Ford said. "But I'm ready
to go serve. My dad has set a tall standard and I recognize the
Politics have always been a part of Ford's life. In addition
to having a member of Congress for a father, he has four
uncles who are either presert or former elected officials.
"Public service runs in the blood," Ford said.
Ford himself is no stranger to Washington, D.C. He
Srked on President Clinton's transition team and on his
2 campaign, and as a special assistant to the late
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
Numerous prominent Democrats said they support Ford
and his efforts. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Vice President Al
Gore traveled to Tennessee to campaign with Ford during the
last week of his campaign. Gore, a Tennessee native, was
with him on the eve of the election.
During his September visit to campus, Jackson said Ford
was a stand-out as a young leader.
"I see young people coming on,' Jackson said. "You've got
Harold Ford Jr. going to Congress at 26."
Ford began campaigning for the seat even before he grad-
ted. Hesaid that during his last 15 weeks of class, ie divid-
ed his time between school and campaigning, maintaining a
hectic schedule.
Ford said he wants to bring hope to his generation and that
his youth will be an asset to his service, not a detriment.
"It's time for our generation to have a voice on the politi-
cal scene," Ford said. "It doesn't matter whether you're 26,
36, 46 or 56 - you're still a freshman when you get to
(Washington, D.C.)."
John Matlock, director of the Office of Academic
udticultural Initiatives, worked for the elder Ford for many
years and often served as an adviser to the younger Ford dur-
ing his time at the University. Matlock said the transition
time will be very special for the family, transferring the
office from father to son.
"He believes young people can do the impossible,"
Matlock said. "People told him he was too young to run but
he didn't believe it. Now he's won.
"He's pretty happy, of course," Matlock said.


Clinton looks at
GOP for cabinet

The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - President Clinton said yes-
terday lie will consider Republicans for top jobs in
his second administration, a bipartisan approach
that he plans to amplify today with a call for early
talks with Republican congressional leaders on the
budget and campaign finance reform.
At a news conference scheduled for this after-
noon, aides said Clinton will accommodate him-
self to the reality of continued divided government
by offering to meet soon with congressional lead-
ers on two issues that last year were marked by
sharp and incessant conflict between the White
House and Capitol Hill.
As an unusually rapid exodus of top appointees
from his administration continues, Clinton yester-
day promised "to cast a wide net" for their replace-
ments and consider "Republicans and Democrats
and independents alike." He made his remarks at
the official White House announcement of
Secretary of State Warren Christopher's decision
to step down.
Also yesterday, Clinton continued his intense
discussions about replacing Chief of Staff Leon
Panetta, who plans a return to California. Aides
said Clinton would like to be able to announce
today that former Deputy Chief of Staff Erskine
Bowles will take the job, but that the North
Carolina business executive has not agreed to take
it. Administration officials have begun to consider
other candidates, in case Bowles turns down the
Senior administration officials said they
believed one stumbling block for Bowles - in
addition to his reluctance to leave North

Change of Duty
Less than a week after President Clinton's
re-election, the face of his administration is
changing. Six presidential advisers have
issued their resignations and several other
cabinet members are expected to make for-
mal-departure announcements.
Warren Christopher (Secretary of state)
William Perry (Defense)
Mickey Cantor (Commerce)
Hazel 0' Leary (Energy)
Leon Panetta (White House chief of staff)
Robert Reich (Labor)
May depart:
Frederico Pena (Transportation)
Henry Cisneros (Housing and Urban
Richard Riley (Education)
Janet Reno (Attorney general)
Donna Shalala (Health and Human Services)
Robert Rubin (Treasury)
Bruce Babbitt (interior)
Dan Glickman (Agriculture)
Carolina - is the latitude he would have to
select other senior White House staff. Deputy
Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, a dark horse candi-
date himself for the top job, reportedly wants to
stay at the White House for another year even if
he is not promoted, a prospect that leaves Bowles

On the airwaves
EMU student Yaw Soo gives the 10-second warning to Washtenaw County
Parks and Recreation Director Tomas Chavez, who prepares his segment
for the Community Television Network's "Access Soapbox."

State Democrats select new House leaders

By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
After seizing the majority in the state
House on Tuesday, Democrats aren't wasting
any time getting to work.
The newly elected Democratic members of
the state House met yesterday in Lansing to
select their leadership team for the next two
"We basically re-elected our old leader-
ship, but they're the majority leaders now,"
said Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor).
The caucus chose current Minority
Speaker Rep. Curtis Hertel (D-Detroit) as
speaker of the House, current Minority

Lansing shuffle sets Hertel at helm

Leader Rep. Pat Gagliardi (D-Drummond
Island) as majority floor leader and Rep. Ray
Murphy (D-Detroit) as majority speaker pro
tem, Rep. Sharon Gire (D-Clinton Township)
was selected assistant speaker pro tem.
Brater said the four are great choices to
lead the House because of their experience as
minority leaders.
"I think it's an excellent set of leaders who
have done a good job before and will do so
again," Brater said. "I think they'll promote a
more progressive stance."

In a recorded statement, Hertel said the
new House will be "productive." He said his
first order of business will be "putting the
House in order" - setting up committees for
various areas.
Hertel said the new Democratic majority
leaders will have three main goals - pass-
ing the Minimum Wage Bill, restoring funds
to Adult Education and other educational
programs and passing the Community
Police Bill, which would put an additional
5,000 police officers in Michigan communi-

Hertel said he looks forward to sharing
an environment of cooperation with
Republican officials. He said he spoke yes-
terday with Gov. John Engler and Senate
Majority Leader Leader Dick Posthumus
(R-Alto) about keeping the lines of com-
munication open so legislation can get
"I'm not interested in gridldck," Hertel
said. "I think I have a pretty adult reputation
around here. I'm not interested in doing a lot
of demagoguing. I'm interested in getting
things done."
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By Ajit K. Thavarajah
Daily Staff Reporter
Ranging from Jackie Robinson's
Brooklyn Dodgers rookie card to one of
only eight original copies of the Star
Spangled Banner, the Clements Library
is celebrating some of the first printed
works that mark important events in
American history.
The exhibit, titled "American Firsts,"
is a compilation of printed works dating
from the 15th through 20th century.
Clements Library Director John
Dunn said he hone his idea for the

"Nearly 200 hours have been spent on
simply selecting items we felt would
best represent what the public wished to
The Clements Library, which opened
in 1923, has collected thousands of arti-
facts, including the first published
account of Magellan's circumnaviga-
tion of the world, the first "supermarket
tabloid" and the first confession of the
country's earliest mass murder.
Dunn said the library has.had great
success in gaining rare items. One prize
nossession is a world-famous Daintina

thought it couldn't be true, but was
pleasantly surprised to find it to be an
original. It cost us over $25,000, but
compared to what other people would
have paid we were lucky to have this
painting fall into our laps," he said.
Local resident Patricia Smith said
she's thankful for the opportunity to see
the American Firsts exhibit.
"This exhibit has something for
everybody. I personally found the first
Bible and the first Jewish prayer books
published in America to be treasures
that I was fortunate to see," Smith said.


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