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The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 7, 2000 - 5
*Energy Dept. predicts lower g for summer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gasoline prices
should peak this month and decline to an aver-
age of $1.46 a gallon for the summer, the gov-
ernment said yesterday, revising dramatically
its previous expectations of soaring fuel prices
going into the vacation season.
While the forecast dampened the prospect of
$2 per gallon of regular grade gasoline even in
high-price areas, as once feared, motorists still
will be paying about 25 percent more for gaso-

line this summer than last year, the forecast said.
It said the average family, traveling 12,000
miles from April through September, is likely
to pay $170 more for fuel this year than last
vacation season.
The Energy Department said yesterday its
revised forecast, taking into account the addi-
tional oil production announced by world pro-
ducers last month, shows the average price
nationwide peaking at $1.52 a gallon this

month and then declining.
Gasoline prices already have dropped a bit in
some places. The forecast estimates prices
averaging $1.39 a gallon after Labor Day. Still,
officials warned that the estimates are national
averages and in some areas prices are likely to
be higher.
Average gasoline prices in California in
March, for example, have been 26 cents a gal-
lon higher than the national average, with the

disparity expected to continu into the summer,
the report said.
The latest analysis by the Energy Informa-
tion Administration was in sharp contrast to its
forecast a month ago when the agency said that
even with increased oil production, gasoline
prices were expected to soar to a national aver-
age of $1.80 a gallon. That prompted wide-
spread fear of $2 per gallon gas just when
millions of Americans hit the road for summer

vacations. The turn of events was welcomed by
"Isn't that thrilling," said Sandy Cohen of
Virginia, when told of the latest price predic-
tions as he browsed through maps at the Amer-
ican Automobile Association office near the
White House. Cohen said he planned a 500-
mile summer trip in the family minivan that
"gets horrible mileage" and every penny saved
at the pumps helps.

Speaking for the cause

DANNY KALIKJ/aily Third Wave Magazine, a free pub-
Alien Herman, dean of the Medical University of South Africa's School of Public Policy, speaks in the School of Public lication availablein Angell Hall,
Health auditorium yesterday on the effects of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Common Language and Shaman
Drum Bookshop, is comprised of
H " individuals who support feminism
STAYING IN ANN ARBOR NIG and wish to express their opinions
Continued from Page 1 through creative writing.
FOR THE SUMMER? The workshop will focus on "how men can change their "Our magazine isn't strictly for
daily lives to help stop violence against women," he said. women. It's important for students to
The White Ribbon Campaign began in 1991 in Canada have a forum to express their concerns
W RITE FOR THE DAILY after a man brought a gun into a university classroom and and experiences," said Third Wave
executed all the female students. It has spread worldwide in Editor Sarah Lessem, an LSA junior.
an effort to stop brutality against women. LSA senior Riley Hoffman of the
It is important for men to take part in the feminist Women's Issue Commission said,
CAL-OR STOP movement, Brouhard said, because equality of the sexes "When we held the Vagina Mono-
BY THE STUDENT will never be achieved without the help of 50 percent of logues, we raised S1,500 for Safe
the population. House. Through our projects, we're
PUBLICATIONs BUILDING. "At some point in the process, men are going to have to trying to make the campus more
get involved," Brouhard said. open for women," Hoffman said.

Lehman Brothers
congratulates the following
University of Michigan Seniors who
will be joining our
2000 Operations & Corporate Services
Analyst Training Program
Molly Thompson
Nora Obringer
Ho Chwen Chen
Alex Khachaturian
Rebecca Millrood
Eva Werk

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