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2 - The Michigan Daily - - Friday, September 22, 2000

NATION/WORLD

Nader seeks student vote

NADER
Continued from Page 1
After his address, Nader said students should not buy
into that idea because "A vote for me is a vote for univer-
sal health care. It's a vote for (saving) the environment. If
those things are important, then they'll vote for me."
Moore spoke about fear controlling the vote.
"There are people here that feel that they must vote for
Gore, to stop George W. Bush from beitig the next presi-
dent," he said. "Let me say this ... George W. Bush ain't
gonna be the next President of the United States."
Urging students to vote for Nader, Moore said, "You have
to find the courage of your convictions and act on them.
Especially to the students here today, you most of all must
not begin your adult life already giving up."
The three men also criticized the Commission on Presi-
dential Debates, which consists of a former head of each
major party.
"If you can't get on the debates, then you can't get up in
polls, if you can't get up in she polls, you can't get in the
debates," Donahue said.
Later, Donahue said Nader's appearance in the debates

is important because, "I believe the issues he raises are
the same issues that are important" to the American peo-
ple.
Asked if a third party candidate would break into the
debates anytime soon, Donahue said, "Definitely, Ralph is
the first real important bang on the door."
Nader also spoke about many of his policies, including
the environment, foreign policy and higher education.
Nader said he wants to make higher education -- and all
public education - free for Americans.
"No tax-credit here, gimmick there, forget it," he said.
It will take "thirty-two billion to give every student in a
public university free tuition."
With world trade, Nader said the Green Party stands for
initiating the provisioned six-month withdrawal notice
from GATT and NAFTA.
Biology graduate student Dan Griffith said he supports
Nader because he is anti-free trade.
"I want to live in a just world where peasants can have a
decent living," he said.
But Moore has a different idea of what he most wants
students to know about Nader. "He's cool," Moore said. "I
got him to listen to Rage Against the Machine."

GORE
Continued from Page 1
MTV has opted to interview stu-
dents and community members at least
18 years of age to be chosen to partici-
pate in the program.
One hundred fifty audience mem-
bers will be picked this weekend by
MTV staff.
Students will be chosen to partici-
pate in the forum today from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Michigan Union room
2105A and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. in room 2105D.
Interviews will consist of casual con-
versation, Katz said, adding that inter-
viewers are looking for students from
diverse backgrounds and who are "able
to contribute and add an educational and
exciting dialogue" with Gore.
Rehearsals for the taping will be
held Monday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mindy Tucker, a spokeswoman for
the Bush campaign, said their partici-
pation in a future MTV program is
being seriously considered.

ACROSS THE NATION
Lauws block felons from right to vote
WASHINGTON - On Election Day, nearly 1.4 million voting-ago hlac
men - more than one in eight - will be ineligible to cast ballots because oo
state laws that strip felons of the right to vote.
"Here we are, 50 years after the beginning of the civil rights movement
and we actually have an increasing number of African-Americans who ar
disenfranchised each year," said Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Prnj ect
which analyzed 1996 Justice Department statistics along with Human Ri t
Watch.
Disenfranchised black males account for 35 percent of all Americans nov
barred from .voting because of felony convictions. Two percent of all Anjeri-
cans, or 3.9 million, have lost the right to vote, compared with 13 percent10
adult black men.
State laws governing voter eligibility vary. Nine states impose a lifetimni
voting ban on convicted felons. In 32 states, felons can vote after servin<
their sentence and completing parole. Four states - Massachusetts. Maine
Utah and Vermont - have no prohibition and allow prisoners to vote
although Massachusetts voters will act on a ballot measure in November tha
would strip prisoners of voting Tights.
Six other states impose restrictions based on a felon's prior rector
parole status.

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Torricelli allows ads
against Ashcroft
WASHINGTON - As a senator
from New Jersey, Democrat Robert
Torricelli wrote a bill to help phar-
maceutical giant Schering-Plough
Corp. extend the patent on its lucra-
tive allergy drug Claritin.
But as head of his party's elec-
tion effort in the Senate, he put
money from the company into a
campaign fund that is paying for
ads attacking Republican John
Ashcroft of Missouri for co-spon-
soring the "special legislation for
Claritin 's New Jersey manufacturer
to keep cheaper generic variations
off the market."
Torricelli's dueling roles have
prompted cries of hypocrisy. An
Ashcroft spokesman called the ad
fraudulent.
The Missouri Republican Party
responded with an ad accusing
Ashcroft's challenger, Democratic
Gov. Mel Carnahan, of "assaulting
the truth."
Torricelli said yesterday that he

disagrees with the theme of teh
anti-Ashcroft ad.
But he defended his decision no
to block the ad, which was spon-
sored by the Missouri Democratit
Party with funds from the Democra
tic Senatorial Campaign Commit-
tee, of which he is chairman.
Military attempts to
create new image
Not a single gun or soldier appear
in an advertising campaign that th
U.S. Army unveiled this week.
Instead, teenagers speak ptlartinI
about surmounting hardships, sucha s
pregnancy or a brush with the law, tc
finish high school.
As with other new ads aired b,
armed services, the goal is not jus t
entice new recruits but to change'th
public's view of the military.
The Pentagon reached its manpow
er goals for the fiscal year that.erd:
this month, but only by spending
record amount on advertisingam
recruitment the equivalent of SIl1,00(
per recruit.

ARouND THE WORLD 5

Hotel asylum turns
into prison for Iraqis
TIJUANA, Mexico - About
150 men, women and children were
being held yesterday by Mexican
authorities in a shabby Tijuana hotel
that has become an internationally
known way station for Iraqi Chris-
tians seeking political asylum in the
United States.
In nearby San Diego, across the
world's busiest border crossing, 45
more Iraqis were being detained by
U.S. authorities after they tried to
enter the United States without visas
Wednesday.
It wasn't immediately known
what prompted the crackdown at the
hotel.
But the dingy Royal Suites clearly
has become a key gathering point
for Iraqis, many of whom spend
their life savings just to reach Mexi-
co.
"l say to you death or asylum,
nothing else!" Talale Hanna shouted
as he leaned out a window of the

four-story hotel. He said adujt
inside were on a hunger strike an
hadn't eateii iii twoas.
Other Iraqis stared out a dust
hotel window at American relative
waiting below.
They were kept from Ieavii9
Mexican federal police in the lobb
and the courtyard, some of them car
rying rifles.
Iran court reduces
prison tern for JewS
TEH RAN, Iran -- An appeal
court reduced the prison term
10 Jews convicted of coopcra l
with Israel yesterday.
The court states that though th
prisoners had helped Iran's arcl
enemy, they hadn't formed a gait,
or tried to recruit agents.
The United States and Isral
which denies the convicted me
were its agents, criticized thlicour
for not going far enough.
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