'Michigan legislators make high
marks on environmental card
The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 - 7
Going up for two!
By Mike Spahn
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan has long been a site of conflict
over environmental issues, and its members of
congress present the varied opinions of the
While most of Michigan's national legisla-
tors scored high on the National
Environmental Scorecard, an indicator of sup-
port for environmental issues sponsored by the
League of Conservation Voters, others showed
clear support for other interests.
"Overall, we're really happy with the scores
that our representative got," said Mary Beth
Doyle, spokesperson for the Ecology Center of
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor), who
represents the area encompassing the University,
.received a score of 88 percent. Betsy Loilos, a
political analyst for the LCV, said Rivers has con-
sistently shown support for environmental issues.
"Rivers was willing to cast some difficult
votes on the environment,' Loilos said.
Rivers said her district is concerned with the
environment, and scores on the evaluation are
usually reflective of a representative's con-
"The 13th (congressional) district is very
much a green one," Rivers said. Legislators
"vote their districts."
Rivers said someone who does not support
environment-friendly legislation would have a
"very tough time" getting elected in her district.
Sen. Carl Levin received a rating of 71 per-
cent on the scorecard and Sen. Spencer
Abraham got a 14-percent rating.
"Cart Levin took quite a plunge, going from
93 percent to 71 percent," said Lisa Wade, a
spokesperson for the LCV
Loilos said Abraham's score was "hardly a
"It was very clear when he ran that he did
not support environmental issues. He never
attempted to reach out to environmental
issues," Loilos said.
Overall, the Michigan delegation scored just
above the national average in the House of
Representatives, but the combined score for
Michigan senators Levin and Abraham was
below the average.
"In Michigan, there's often a view that envi-
ronmental protection hurts business," Doyle
said. "But I don't think that's the case."
Legislators were scored based on the votes
they cast on the most important environmental
issues of 1997, including air quality, global
warming and nuclear waste. Twenty-seven
environmental and conservation groups decid-
ed which votes were considered.
"There's a lot of politics that go behind every
vote," Doyle said. "This is a relatively good
reflection, but it's not perfect."
Loilos said the scorecard is the "best
indicator there is" for judging members of
Congress on their commitment to the envi-
Some oppose sanctions
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"The word Iraq conjures images of
the enemy," Rafeeq said.
Despite her Arab heritage, Heidi
Arraf, president of the University's
American Arab Anti-Discrimination
Committee, said she believes this is not
an issue of politics or heritage.
No matter what one's political view-
point is, "it is a humanitarian issue. We
can't keep turning our backs on it every
day ... innocent people are suffering
unnecessarily," said Arraf, an LSA senior.
"Nothing is worth the killing of even
one human soul," Arraf said.
Randy Bond, a delegate from Voices
in the Wilderness, an organization com-
. mitted to humanitarian relief in Iraq,
spoke about his personal experience in
"I found it hard to look (the Iraqi peo-
ple) in the face and know what my
country has done to their children,"
Bond said. "Five thousand children die
every month as a result of the sanctions
... If we starve them to death, if we kill
them with disease, it doesn't seem to be
Inflation in Iraq's economy since the
Persian Gulf War has risen at such high
rates that government-run agencies are
no longer able to provide adequate ser-
vices to citizens, Bond said.
Bond said that even Iraqi hospitals
"Cabinets are literally empty, with
only 5-10 percent of necessary sup-
plies," Bond said,
A documentary shown at the teach-in
mirrored Bond's account. University
students wept as disease-stricken chil-
dren flashed across the screen.
"The film was such a graphic por-
trayal, I cried." said LSA senior Kathryn
Sabbeth "It made me realize my ideas
are grounded in something real."
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n't really think we would get picked."
To become members of the audience, Silver and Wilson wait-
ed in line for several hours to pick up tickets. Then, they had to
wait in line again to be interviewed by producers of the show.
"The interviews were only about 20 seconds, but one of
the questions was your occupation," Silver said. "I said I
wanted to be a game show host but the University of
Michigan doesn't offer any classes in that."
Contestants are chosen based on their brief interviews, and
after Wilson heard Silver's interview he said he was opti-
mistic about Silver's chances of being picked.
"I think Adam made a great first impression in his inter-
view," Wilson said.
In the first round of play, Silver successfully estimated the
price of a sofa, which is expected to be delivered within days.
The next round was the game "One Away," where Silver
had to guess one number above or one number below each
digit of the price of a new car. The audience tried to get him
to change the number seven, but Silver looked instead to his
friend who called out to change the number three.
Wilson said he was thrilled when he saw his friend win the
"I couldn't believe it. I thought I was dreaming," Wilson said.
"After I won the car, Bob Barker commented to the audi-
ence that (the Michigan football team) had really kicked
some butt," Silver said. "He was a really nice guy."
Immediately after the show, Silver said he called his moth-
er to tell her about the car. He said he told her, "You know
how you said I might get a car next year, well ..."
At first she did not believe him, but Silver eventually man-
aged to convince her of his luck. His fraternity brothers acted
"I couldn't believe it when he told me. I thought he was
making up a story," said LSA sophomore Eric Slaim. "I've
known Adam my whole life and it didn't seem very real. He's
Damon Bressler, age 15, goes up for a shot on a basketball court at St. Mary's Park In Monroe;
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"The administration, I think, has a very heavy responsibility now to articulate
with very great precision what our purposes are in Iraq," Hamilton told Secretary
of State Madeleine Albright, who trooped to Capitol H ill nearly every day last
Y week to talk about Iraq.
President Clinton plans to deliver a speech today at the Pentagon to make the
case for why the United States may launch air strikes on suspected sites in Iraq.
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Mellon said that the food court could also use a renovation.
"The airport is old and it really needs an upgrade," he said.
Despite the low ranking, Metro Airport has already started a
$1.6- million improvement plan that will eventually lead to
74 new gates and more than 1.6 million square feet.
"It's not the Ritz-Carlton of airports, but we're trying,"
Northwest spokesperson Jim Faulkner told The Detroit
Northwest is the airport's largest carrier, responsible for 70
percent of Metro Airport's traffic.
-The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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