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One hundred eight years of editorialfreedom

October 23, 1998


tMichigan vs. Indiana
Unranked Michigan (4-2) vs
unranked Indiana (3-3)
Michigan Stadium (capacity 107,501)
Tomorrow at 12 p.m.
Michigan by 15
Last Year:
Michigan won at Indiana, 37-0

Rallying the faihu

Serce program
follows lead of

First lady
By Mike Spahn
Daily Staff Reporter
DETROIT - Energy and excite-
ment electrified the air as Michigan
Democrats held one of their most
important campaign rallies of the year
yesterday at the Renaissance Center
in Detroit.
First Lady Hillary Rodham
Clinton, who is quickly becoming
the party's top fund raiser, urged the
crowd of nearly 300 to get out and
vote on Nov. 3. Clinton said
Democrats must work to get fami-
lies, neighbors and friends to vote
as well.
"They need to be there to vote for
themselves, for their future and to
vote for Democrats" Clinton said,
drawing rousing applause from the
crowd. "We need Democrats for what
they will do, and what they will keep
from being done to you.
"I think it's an obligation of citizen-
ship to vote at every opportunity; she
The VIP reception and luncheon,
combined with the rally, raised about
$300,000 for the Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee.
Debbie Dingell, wife of U.S. Rep.
John Dingell (D-Dearborn) and an
organizer of the event, said about 180
people attended the fundraiser, and

Peace Corps

By Asma Rafenq
For the Daily
On Oct. 14, 1960, a crowd of more
than 10,00 students spilled across
State Street from the steps of the
chigan Union.
John F. Kennedy drew the enormous
audience to the historic event, and when
he finally arrived at 2 a.m., three hours
late, he announced the founding of a
bold international volunteer program,
the Peace Corps.
Yesterday, in the chilly autumn weath-
er, a considerably smaller group of about
50 people gathered on the Union steps
for a similar announcement -the estab-
lishment of a new service program
*ed at Michigan communities.
This program is "the next step in
Michigan's long tradition of communi-
ty service,' said Barry Checkoway, the University R
director of the Center for Community commemora
Service and Learning, which is estab- the Michiga
lishing the program. As part of t
The new program, called the Michigan ed a mural d
Community Service Corps, is intended ethnicitiesa
to be a way for University students to Although s
articipate in strengthening social devel- nity for a r
wnent, said Maureen Hartford, vice said the rel
president for student affairs. the work sh
Checkoway, a professor of Social "Looking
Work, said next summer, the Michigan did not end
Community Service Corps plans to "There is
send teams of five to six students to- an idea wh
communities in Benton Harbor, Flint, can engage
Saginaw, Washtenaw County and Regent Phil
Detroit. Eventually, the program is who spoke a
expected to send students to all the var- Power,t
ious communities of Michigan, recalled th
Checkoway said. played in a
'We have limitless enthusiasm," eventually e
Checkoway said, "We are limited only "Many st
by the resources we have." Hundreds of were unfair]
students applied last year for the pilot and passive
phase of the program, Checkoway said. part of a sm
Stacy Arnold, an LSA senior, partici- called Ame
pated in the pilot phase, working last Responsibi
summer in a Flint elementary school.
rallies mark
end of 'Days'
By Nka Schulte
y Staff Reporter
WAdding fuel to the support of affirmative action at
the University, hundreds of students rallied and
attended forums to mark the second day of the nation-
wide 2 Days of Action in Defense of Affirmative
"It is clear that there is a new movement, said Jodi
Masley, a.member of United for Affirmative Action.
"Last year we were talking about needing a move-
ment. This year we are talking about how to build
upon it
*Organizers added to the foundation of the move-
ment by incorporating many student groups' and pro-
fessors' perspectives on the issue.
At noon, on the steps of Angell Hall yesterday, the
Undergraduate Women's Studies Association held a
"speak out" to celebrate the first National Young
Women's Day of Action at the University.
"Today, I want all women to forget about Diet

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton greets the crowd yesterday after an address at the Rennaisance Center in Detroit. Other
Democratic notables attended, including gubernatorial candidate Geoffrey Fleger and Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor).

the money will be used to get out the
vote efforts across the state.
"We've got to make sure people
vote on Nov. 3," Dingell said.
The state's entire Democratic con-
gressional delegation, except Rep.
John Conyers (D- Detroit) who had a
commitment in Washington D.C.,

flanked Clinton during the speech.
Also attending the rally, albeit for a
brief time, was Democratic guberna-
torial candidate Geoffrey Fieger.
While entering to cheers of "Fieger,
Fieger" and later being cheered to take
to the microphone, Fieger exited the
room before Clinton arrived. Just as he

said after an early exit during a recent
visit by Vice President Al Gore, Fieger
insisted he already had met with the
First Lady,. and left only because he had
another commitment.
Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor)
said that although she wanted the rally to
See CLINTON, Page 5

egent Phillip Power
tes Kennedy's speech on
n Union.steps yesterday.
he program, her team creat-
Jepicting children of various
and physical capabilities.
he worked with the commu-
latively short time, Arnold
ationships she formed and
e did continue to last.
back, I realize that our work
on July 31st," Arnold said.
nothing more powerful than
ose time has come and that
the passion of students," said
ip Power (D- Ann Arbor),
at the announcement.
a University alumnus,
e role University students
nationwide movement that
stablished the Peace Corps.
udents (across the country)
ly found to be unconcerned
," Power said. Power was
all student group at the time
ricans Committed to World
lity, he said. The group
See SERVICE, Page 2

Gingrich visits to
shore up G.OPbase

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
WESTLAND, Mich. - Carrying "I love
Newt!" signs and cheering loudly, about 200 sup-
porters of Republican candidate for Congress Tom
Hickey gathered yesterday to listen to House
Speaker Newt Gingrich during a fundraising event.
Pat Rosenstiel, campaign manager for
Hickey, said the event yesterday raised between
$30,000 and $50,000.
"It's going to help us highlight our message
for working families," Rosenstiel said.
The event was not planned to counter activities
by Hickey's opponent, incumbent Lynn Rivers (D-
Ann Arbor), held in Detroit yesterday afternoon,
Rosenstiel said.
"The timing was circumstantial," Rosenstiel
said. "We were planning on being here (yester-
day) before we know about" Rivers' activities.
Hickey, who spoke only briefly during the
event, said he appreciated Gingrich's support of
his campaign.

"It's great to have Newt here. He helps to
solidify our campaign and our grass roots peo-
ple," Hickey said.
During his speech, Gingrich primarily
addressed national issues including the budget,
drug abuse and social security.
"I believe that we have no choice except to
provide leadership on a worldwide basis,"
Gingrich said. "You have a great opportunity in
Michigan ... for Congress to replace a liberal ...
with Tom Hickey who will protect us."
A group of about 100 students from
Plymouth Canton and Plymouth Salem high
schools attended the event through the Close-Up
Washington program.
"Politicians always seem to tiptoe around
everything during campaigns," said Judy
Oldfield, a Plymouth Canton sophomore. "We
wouldn't be here if Gingrich wasn't here."
Jane Linna, also a Plymouth Canton sopho-
more, said she was displeased with what she
See GINGRICH, Page 2

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.} speaks
yesterday to support congressional candidate Tom Hickey.

have national scope

By Jewel Gopwani
and Sarah Lewis
Daily Staff Reporters
Current and pending decisions on the
fate of affirmative action drew students
from around the nation to take part in
demonstrations at university campuses.
Students and faculty at the
University of California at Berkeley
showed one of the most enthusiastic
response at their events in support of
affirmative action as part of their ver-
sions of the 2 Days of Action.
Berkeley held a large rally and
numerous student-led dialogues on a
wide range of contemporary issues.
More than 2,500 students and faculty
took part in Wednesday's rally, which
featured numerous Berkeley profes-

sors, including Barbara Christian, an
African American studies professor.
Rallies at the University of Michigan
drew crowds estimated at only 250 stu-
dents and faculty.
"She was the first African-American
tenured professor at UC-B," said
Berkeley junior Preston Taylor, executive
vice president of Berkeley's Associated
Student's of the University of California.
After the passage of proposition 209,
which outlawed the use of race-based
affirmative action, in California three
years ago, students have noticed a sig-
nificant difference in the diversity of
the student body.
Taylor said Christian revealed a pow-
erful example of the consequences of
See PROTESTS, Page 5

Shanta Driver, national coordinator for the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action By Any Means Necessary,
speaks to students gathered for the National Young Women's Day of Action on Angell Hall's steps yesterday.

pend Jason Brooks, a University football player con-
victed of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct in the
Washtenaw County court system.

"The University needs to recognize that sexual vio-
lence against women is not appropriate - ever,
Pfeffer said.

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