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2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday March 13, 1997

NATION/WORLD

CIGARETTES
Continued from Page A
"The customers don't like it, said
Andy Ramadan, manager of the
Harriet Food Mart. "But the law's the
law."
This ruling is part of a package of
FDA regulations on the tobacco indus-
try. Beginning Aug. 28, stores will be
banned from having cigarette vending
machines in areas available to minors.
Store owners also will not be able to
post color tobacco ads and give free
samples of tobacco.
Linda Ruckle, an FDA spokesperson,
said the regulations come after a great
deal of public debate and input.

"We received almost 750,000 com-
ments and letters that helped shape the
final ruling,' Ruckle said. "We received
a wide spectrum of views."
Ruckle said the store owners would
be warned the first time they sold
tobacco products to a minor. For each
additional time, they would receive a
$250 fine. This fine would be in addi-
tion to any state fines or actions.
Ruckle said that in most cases the
store owners should ask for identifica-
tion from anyone they think looks 26-
years-old or younger because there are
many mature-looking teenagers.
"The retailers should always card to
make sure, unless it's someone who
comes in every day," Ruckle said.

,But some store owners said the fed-
eral regulation is nothing new to
them.
"We were already strict," said Paul
O'Sullivan, manager of the Food and
Drug Mart. "Now, we use the same
standards we do for alcohol."
Some University students who
smoke said they have not noticed a dif-
ference in buying cigarettes in Ann
Arbor.
"Nothing's changed in Ann Arbor,"
said LSA first-year student John Karp,
who is 19-years-old.
Although presenting identification
may take extra time, some students
said they agree with the FDA's deci-
sion.
"I can understand why they do it,"
said LSA junior Tiffany Messano, a 21-
year-old who said she has been carded
recently when purchasing cigarettes. "I
don't approve of underage smoking."
But Karp, who went home to
Chicago over spring break, said "there

wasn't a place I didn't get carded."
This law also has pleased some local
residents.
"There are some people who are
happy because they think they look
younger when we ask them for iden-
tification," said Laurie Knoll, man-
ager of Baxter's Party Store and
Deli.
The FDA justified the tightening of
regulations with many statistics, includ-
ing that each day, 3,000 minors become
smokers. Also, tobacco-related deaths
claim the lives of more than 400,000
Americans each year.
"Nicotine addiction is a pediatric
disease that often begins at 12, 13
and 14, only to manifest itself at 16
and 17 when these children find they
cannot quit," FDA Commisioner Dr.
David Kessler said in a written state-
ment. "By then our children have lost
their freedom and face the prospect
of lives shortened by terrible dis-
eases."

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Clinton to nominate Holder to office
WASHINGTON - President Clinton plans to nominate
Eric Holder Jr., the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia,
to become the number two official at the Justice Department,{
a move that would make him the highest-ranking African-
American law-enforcement officer in U.S. history.
White House officials informed Holder on Tuesday evening,:
that Clinton wanted him to replace Deputy Attorney General
Jamie Gorelick, who announced her resignation in January,
administration sources familiar with the deliberations said. The
White House is expected to announce the decision as early as
today or Friday, the sources said. A spokesperson for Holders Clinton
office declined to comment.
As the Districts top law-enforcement officer and a one-time D.C. Superior Cour
judge, Holder has been mentioned by some as a possible mayoral candidate. He ha(
made strengthening his office's ties to city neighborhoods a priority, spending sever-
al nights a week at community meetings and urging many of his prosecutors to do
the same.
But Holder, who publicly expressed reservations about entering city politics
said his outreach efforts were necessary to build the community's trust.

The Program in Film and Video Studies
The University of Michigan
Announces
The Michael Luckoff Scholarships
For 1996-7
We are now accepting applications for three scholarships of $750
each to be awarded to outstanding junior, senior, or graduate
students with academic and professional interests leading toward
a career in the business management or production of electronic
media (including radio, television, computer communication,
etc.).
Should you wish to be considered for the 1996-7 Michael Luckoff
Awards, please (a) send a letter of application highlighting your
interest in the field of electronic media and your educational
accomplishments (less than two typewritten pages) (b) an
unofficial copy of your university transcript and (c) a supporting
letter of nomination from a U of M faculty member to:
Michael Luckoff Awards Committee
Program in Film and Video Studies
University of Michigan
2512 Frieze Building
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, Ml 48109-1285
To insure full consideration for these scholarships, these materials
must be received in the office of the Program in Film and Video
Studies no later than Monday, April 7th, 1997 @ 3 p.m.

The 21st Century Program is now
accepting applications for
Subject Mastery Workshop Facilitators in
English Math eoPhysics * Chemistry
Facilitators conduct subject mastery workshops that promote collaborative
learning and challenge students to think about, discuss, and master concepts
that meet and surpass the basic course requirements.
Facilitators develop valuable experience it organizing and leading group
discussions, facilitating collaborative learning, and developing leadership skills.
Education majors and students with relevant experience are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Facilitators work 8 hours per week and earn $8/hour and
will begin work Fall, 1997.
For more information or to pick up an application, attend one of the
upcoming informational sessions.

Lake CIA hearing
d es partisan turn
WASHINGTON - Anthony Lake's
controversial nomination for CIA
director took an increasingly partisan
turn yesterday when conservative
Republicans grilled him on whether he
has a "contempt for Congress" and is
too "passionate" in his generally liberal
political beliefs to lead the U.S. intelli-
gence community.
In the process, the GOP lawmakers
opened old wounds about Vietnam
and the Cold War, and seemed intent
on placing Lake's personal politics on
trial.
In a particularly tense exchange with
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla), a leading
conservative on the Senate Select
Committee on Intelligence, Lake was
asked whether he had ever publicly
protested the Vietnam War.
Lake replied that he only watched
one demonstration from the sidelines.
Inhofe also asked about Lake's decision
to resign in protest from the White
House's National Security Council dur-

ing the Nixon administration. Lake sai
he did so in response to his oppositio
to the U.S. incursion into Cambodia
during the Vietnam War.
Inhofe then read Lake a list of contro.
versial national security policies during
the Reagan administration and *(
him whether he supported or oppose
them.
Program would put
tolls on highways
WASHINGTON - Presiden
Clinton's $175 billion program for new
highway projects could hit some o
America's drivers in the pocketb
To help foot the bill, the plan w"l
allow states to charge tolls on interstate
highways.
But Transportation Secretary
Rodney Slater is playing down the
change.
Slater said that while the bill does
give states permission to charge toll
on existing sections of the. interstat<
system it is only "a modest change'
from previous policy.

Sunday, March 16
Markley Hall
Concourse Lounge
7:00-8:00 PM

21st Century Program
Markley Hall
(313)647-4860

Tuesday, March 18
Markley Hall
Concourse Lounge
7:00-8:00 PM

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Showdown looms in
Albanian capital
TIRANA, Albania - The gunfire of
anti-government insurgents pressed
closer yesterday to the capital, where
gangs carried off weapons from two
military sites and Western embassies
organized evacuations.
Preparations for a showdown
appeared to be taking shape, with
gangs apparently supporting
President Sali Berisha taking guns
from a vacated military academy in
Tirana, the capital. Police did nothing
as the men calmly walked out with
AK-47 automatic rifles slung over
their shoulders.
Hours later,Kstate television reported
that a group of people had stormed the
Yzberisht barracks in a Tirana suburb
last night and seized weapons. It was
unclear whether they were supporters
of Berisha.
The unrest came as Bashkim Fino, a
35-year-old Socialist from the southern
town of Gjirokastra, was getting a first
look at the difficulties facing him as

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prime minister. He acknowledged i
was impossible to force rebels to pu
down their looted weapons.
Looters stormed an arms depoti
the industrial city of Elbasan, 22 n er
southeast of Tirana,' and carted away
automatic weapons - adding to the
cache of guns and munitions seized by
mobs the past two weeks.
Terror hides in
Bosnia's mines
SARAJEVO, Bosnia - WithirA
last month, five children and two a t
living in Dobrinja have had limbs o
body parts blown off by land mines
Arid at least five others have been hurt
since January.
These are the statistics in a delayec
effort to clear Bosnia of the land mines
left behind by its Muslim, Serb anc
Croat armies.
No one knows for sure how man)
mines remain buried. The estimates rur
from I million to 3 million. 41
- Compiled from Daily wire reports

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