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-he Michigan Day-Se Wednesday, September 27, 2000

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Sheraton Inn on Thursday, Sept. 28
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ACROSS THE NATION(
House OKs stopgap spending measure
WASHINGTON - With the two parties mired in budget disputes and a mjaid-
night Saturday deadline looming, the House easily approved a stopgap measure
yesterday that would keep federal agencies functioning for six more days.
The measure, approved 415-2, would keep government agencies open through
Oct. 6, while White House and congressional negotiators work through their
agreements. The Senate is expected to approve the bill quickly and ship it
President Clinton for his promised signature.
Just two of the 13 annual spending bills for fiscal 2001, which starts Sunday
have become law. The rest have bogged down as Clinton seeks billions more dol-
lars for schools and other programs. Policy fights over issues including federal
standards on drunken driving and Cuban sanctions are also to blame.
The overwhelming passage underlined how, with the presidential and congres-
sional elections just six weeks away, neither party wants a federal shutdown that
it might be blamed for. Even so, Democrats used the debate'to criticize Republi-
cans for not completing their budgetary responsibilities on time.
"It's an admission of failure, a failure of the partisan ways the Republicans run
this House and their failure to do the people's business," said Rep. Ro
Menendez (D-N.J.).
"Legislative train derailments have become as much a part of autumn as football,
said Wisconsin Rep. David Obey, top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee.

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Firestone executives
to meet with states
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bridge-
stone/Firestone executives will meet
within the next two weeks with attor-
neys general from nearly 40 states and
Puerto Rico who are collectively
investigating how the tiremaker and
Ford Motor Co. handled the recall of
6.5 million tires.
Under pressure from federal
investigators, Firestone agreed last
month to recall Wilderness AT,
ATX and ATX II tires. Tread sepa-
rations were linked to crashes
resulting in 101 deaths and hun-
dreds of injuries, many involving
Ford Explorers.
Ford and Firestone have been criti-
cized by members of Congress, con-
sumer groups and civil attorneys for
failing to respond when problems
with the tires began to surface a few
years ago.
A network of attorneys general
could accelerate each state's investiga-
tion and allow Firestone and Ford to
deal with one group rather than indi-

vidually with states.
Bridgestone/Firestone, a Nashvilfe-
based unit of Japan's Bridgestone
Corp., "will be open and fully cooper-
ative with the working group in shar-
ing data and other backgrour
Executive Vice President John La
said in a statement Monday night.
Hollywood acts to
curtail violent ads
WASHINGTON - The movie
industry acted yesterday to curtail the
amount of violent entertainment targeit-
ed at underage youth in the wake ea
scathing report that found Hollyw
guilty of undermining its own rat
system. The Motion Picture Associa-
tion of America said eight major movie
studios would ask theater owners not to
show ads for R-rated films during G-
rated movies and would not include
people under age 17 in focus groups
for R-rated movies without a parent.
The studios also have pledged'tc
review their marketing and advertising
practices so as not to target inappro
ately R-rated movies at children.

AROUND THE WORLD

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Activists storm IMF,
world bank summit
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -
Unleashing a fresh round of fury
against economic globalization, 5,000
protesters marched on the IMF and
World Bank summit yesterday, throw-
ing firebombs, sticks and rocks at
police who responded with clubs, tear
gas and water cannons.
The enemies of capitalism didn't
get the 20,000 activists they had
hoped for but were still able to raise a
ruckus that left at least 69 people
injured and turned Prague into a
smoky battle zone.
Protesters threw Molotov cocktails
and rocks they had made by breaking
up a cobblestone sidewalk. Authori-
ties pushed demonstrators back each
time they approached'the communist-
era convention center where the titans
of global capitalism had huddled to
ponder economic issues.
Hundreds of activists got so close,
however, that officials temporarily
stopped the International Monetary

Fund and World Bank delegates and
staff from leaving before evacuatina
them through a subway station closed;,
the public.The skies over Prague f
with black smoke after some o
demonstrators built barricades in th
streets and set them ablaze, also torch.
ing cars in what they billed as a seque
to riots that marred recent economi
meetings in Seattle and Washington.
Opposition claims
win over Milosevi
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - Sl.
bodan Milosev ic conceded yesteada)
that his challenger finished first ir
Yugoslavia's presidential election anc
declared a runoff - defyii
demands at home and abroad that h
step down.
Opposition candidate Vojisla
Kostunica rejected an Oct. 8 ruhoff
calling it a "fraud" and insisting
that he won Sunday's election out
right.
- CoInpiledfiom Dailv 11re e?/oik

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NEWS Jewel Gopwani, Managing Editor
EDITORS: Nick Bunkley, Michael Grass, Nika Schulte, Jaimie Winkler
STAFF: Lindsey Alpert. Anna Clark. Laura Deneau. David Enders. Jn Fish. RoberT Gold. Krista Gallo. Rachel Green. Lisa Hoffman .Ezabeh
Kassab. Jodie Kaufman. Yael Kohen. Lisa Korvu. Jane Krui. Hanna LoPatin. Tiffany Maggard. Jacquelyn Non. Caitlin Nish. Kelly 0 Connor.
Jeremy W. Peters. Natale Plosky. Michelle Poniewozik.
CALENDAR. Lindsey Alpert
GRAPHICS: Scott Gordon
EDITORIAL Emily Achenbaum, Edj
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Peter Cunniffe, Ryan DePietro, Josh Wickerham, Nicholas Woomer
STAFF: Dane Barnes, Ryan Blay. Kevin Clone. Chip Cullen, Seth Fisher. Lea Frost. Aubrey Henretty. Patrick Kitey. Coritney Kanner. Chris
Kula. Thomas Kuljurgis. Erin McQuinn. Del Mendez. Manish Raiji. Branden Sanz Kily Scheer. Rachael Smith. Waj Syed. Katie Tibaldi.
SPORTS David Den Herder, Managing Editor
SENIOR EDITORS: Chris Duprey, Mark Francescutti, Geoff Gagnon, Stephanie Offen
NIGHT EDITORS- Raphael Goodstein. Arun Gopal. Michael Kern. Ryan C. Moloney. Jon Schwartz. Dan Williams.
STAFF: Rohit Bhave. Sam Duwe. Sarah Ensor. Rhonda Gilmer. Richard Haddad. David Horn. Albert Kim. James Mercier. David Mosse.
Jeff Phillips. David Roth. Benjamin Singer. Jeb Singer. Joe Smith.
ARTS Gabe Fajuri, Chris Kula, Editors
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Ben Goldstein
WEEKEND, ETC. EDITORS: Jenni Glenn, Elizabeth Pensler
SUB.EDITORS iMatthew Barrett (Film. Robyn Melamed Fine Performing Ar tsi Gina Hamadey iBooks,. Jennier Fogel ,TviNes Media. John Uh Moci.,-
STAFF Gautam Baks, Leslie Boxer. Rob Brude. ee Cnang. TanCalornel. Christopher Cousno. Bran Dvvela. Joshua Gross. Rock Harders. Lyle"t
Hntt.Chrnstian Hoard. Brock Landers. Elena Lipson. W. Janar Melton. Shannon OSullivan. Darren Ringel. Chest Rockwnell. Jim Schiff. Td
PHOTO Louis Brown, Jessica Johnson, Editors
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: David Katz, Marjorie Marshall
STAFF: Peter Cornue. Jusn Fitzpatrick. Sam Hollenshead. Michael Hynes. Maiko Kyogoku. Joyce Lee. Carrie McGee. Danny Moloshok.
Norman Ng. Brendan O Donnell. Joanna Paine. Brad Quinn. Brandon Sedloff. Ellie White. Alex Walk. Alyssa Wood.
ONLINE Rachel Berger, Paul Wong, Managing Editow'
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DESGNER: Seth Benson
CONSULTANT :Satadru Pramanik

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