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2A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 7, 1999

NATION/WORLD

RELIGION
Continued from Page 1A
Year round.
For many students, the messengers
have varying levels of credibility.
Rabbi Goldstein, student director of
the Chabad House, said their approach
is not to be "imposing"
"We make ourselves available,"
Goldstein said. "Our main purpose is to
give information."
Woroniecki, carrying a wooden cross,
said he works against all religion, and
stated that all organized religion is evil.
"Christianity is a religion. It's from
Satan," Woroniecki said.
Woroniecki said his success rate at
convincing students of his views is low.
"This place is saturated with indiffer-
ence and apathy. It's like a cancer,"
"Woroniecki said.

To many students, the aggressive
approach was unimpressive.
"I think it is really inappropriate
because it seems like every day, there's
someone else in the Diag trying to
influence our beliefs," LSA first-year
student Rachael Eubanks said. "Having
signs says we are going to hell is not the
way to change," people's views.
Still for some students, its not the
message to which they object, it's the
approach.
"Some of them are OK and a lot of
them are teaching only half of what
they should. They forget to preach the
love" LSA senior Rob Bohms said.
Smith is the outward minister of St.
Thomas Catholic Church. Every week,
he and others come to the Diag with
information about the Catholic faith.
He said there is logic behind their pres-
ence on campus.

'Intellectualism can be a barrier to
"aith:'Smiith said. "We want respect
and want to give respect.,,
Every Monday, Peter Payne comes
to the Diag to discuss spirituality.
Payne, a minister with Intervarsity
Christian Fellowship. said he decid-
ed to bring his beliefs to the public
forum of the Diag because he wants
to create an intellectual dialogue
with students.
He said his goal is "not to prove
Christianity is true - but Christianity
is a rationally viable worldview."
While various Christian preachers
are common on campus, the principles
of some faiths prohibit evangelism.
Anthony King, member of the Jewel
Heart Tibetan Cultural and Buddhist
center said in Buddhism, it is consid-
ered a "downfall to teach to someone
who doesn't want it."
"If someone asks you to teach,
than you have to. If you try to influ-
ence someone that doesn't particular-
ly want it, may develop negative feel-
ings," King said.

WORLDCOM
Continued from Page 1A
munications company of the new
WorldCom's size "runs the risk of
stifling competition.
AT&T Director of Midwest
Operations Mike Druvn said "this is
not a done deal." and that 'merger-
mania" seems to be a trend in the
telecommunications industry.
"This deal raises some serious
issues" and warrants a close review
by the FCC. Druyn said.
But MCI WorldCom M idwest
Public Relations Manager Tim
Guillen said that consumers will
benefit from the forces of this com-
bined company.
He cites "bundled services" -
conglomerations of local, long dis-
tance, mobile communications and
Internet services - as the future of
the industry.
"The new company is looking to
where the market will be in a year
and beyond," Guillen said.

AROUND THE NATIONi
House approves GOP's health plan
WASHINGTON - House Republicans yesterday pushed through a controver-
sial series of tax breaks intended to make it easier for Americans to buy health
insurance, while mounting a late but intense campaign to defeat broad new patient
protections that will come to a vote today.
On a largely party-line vote, the House adopted legislation giving a
Americans the freedom to defect from traditional insurance plans and create
tax-free savings accounts to cover their medical bills. The idea - already being
tried on a small scale - has been promoted by conservatives but is anathema
to many Democrats.
The measure also offers tax relief to people who buy insurance on their own,
shoulder most of the cost of their employers' health benefits or purchase insurance
policies to cover nursing home bills. Other parts of the bill are designed to allow
small companies to band together in new ways to buy less expensive coverage.
"It's going to mean a whole lot of people who are uninsured right now ... won't
have to face the risk of illness without the shield of insurance," said Rep. James
Talent (R-Mo.), the bill's chief sponsor.
Democrats, on the other hand, contended that the reforms are counterproductive
saying they would give the most help to people who are affluent and healthy and,
in some cases, would circumvent states' insurance protections.

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STAEBLER LECTURE
The University of Michigan
School of Public Policy
announces
The 1999 Staebler Lecture
Donald Borut
Executive Director
National League of Cities
"Washington: A Local Government
Advocate's Perspective"
Friday, October 8, 1999 at 4 PM
School of Social Work - Room 1636
Corner of E. University and S. University
Ann Arbor

Live with British
students in the very
center as a Registered
Visiting Student of
a medieval college
with university privileges.

Conservatives may
demand treaty vote
WASHINGTON - Senate
Republican conservatives signaled yes-
terday that they will demand a vote next
week on the Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty, complicating efforts by Senate
leaders to avert a showdown that would
likely result in rejection of the pact.
Under an agreement scheduling the
vote, a single senator can block its can-
cellation, and several said they would
do so unless President Clinton takes the
initiative to shelve the treaty, one of his
major foreign policy priorities.
Some were prepared to insist on a vote
regardless of what Clinton does. Sen.
James Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced he
will demand a vote, and Sens. Tim
Hutchinson (R-Ark.) and Robert Smith,
a Republican-turned-independent from
New Hampshire, joined Inhofe in sign-
ing a letter to that effect.
The maneuvering started after
Republicans, who had delayed action
on the treaty for two years, responded
to Democratic pressure for a vote by

scheduling it for next week.
But then leaders of both parties
decided to try to find a mutually
acceptable way of avoiding a vote that
many senators feared could damage
U.S. prestige, encourage nuclear proli
eration and boomerang at the polls ne
year
High court explores
15th iAmendment
WASHINGTON - One hundred
and twenty-nine years after the 15th
Amendment to the Constitution gave
freed slaves and other blacks the
right to vote, the Supreme CouO
pondered yesterday what that amend-
ment means now.
An unusual dispute that arose in
Hawaii is the only case in the court's
current term to test the conservative
majority's deepening opposition to
government's use of race as a decisive
factor in public policy.
The case is being watched closely for
new hints about the court's views on
racial preferences.

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Prime minister visits
nuclear accident site
TOKAIMURA, Japan - On a'
visit to the site of Japan's worst
nuclear accident, Prime Minister
Keizo Obuchi admitted yesterday
the country's system had been inad-
equate to prevent such a radiation
leak.
His visit to the uranium-processing
plant, an apparent attempt to allay
fears of lingering radiation, coincided
with public outrage over growing evi-
dence the accident was caused by a
disregard for safety procedures.
Just hours before his arrival, police
intensified their investigation into
whether operators of the plant were
criminally negligent. About 200
police raided the plant and the Tokyo
headquarters of the plant's operator,
JCO Co.
They were looking for evidence of
wrongdoing in the Sept. 30 accident,
which sent three workers to the hos-
pital, forced the evacuation of sur-

rounding homes and kept hundreds of
thousands locked in their homes for
fear of contamination.
"This accident has become a co
cern not only to Japan but to th
whole world," Obuchi said after
spending 25 minutes on the grounds
of the plant. "I wanted to come to the
site as soon as I could."
Russia plans boost
in defense spending
MOSCOW - Russia is planning*
big boost in military spending - by as
much as S 1 billion - to pay for .its
renewed war against separatist
Chechnya.
The large spending increase,
announced yesterday by Finance
Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, suggess
that the Kremlin is preparing for a pro-
tracted military operation in Chechnya
and that casualties among both civil-
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