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October 18, 2000
ST: LOUIS (AP') - Vice President Al Gore attacked
eorge WBush as an ally of'the rich and powerful last night,
it the Texas governor rebutted in climactic campaign debate
at his rival was a "big spender" in the mold of Democratic
yerals who once sought the White House and lost.
e proposed more than Walter Mondale and Michael
akis combined," Bush said of two Democratic presidential
ndidates rejected by the voters in 1984 and 1988.
The Texas governor and the vice president, locked in a
ose race for the White House, argued domestic and foreign
>licy issues for 90 minutes in a town hall-style format. It was
eir third encounter in two weeks, and their last before they
ce judgment at the polls on Nov: 7.
In their final summations, the two men stripped their
peals to their essentials.
"I have kept my word," said Gore, who has served as Bill
n's vice president for two terms. He said the nation has
perienced record prosperity and reduced crime in recent
ars, and pledged to build on it. "I'll make you one promise
re. You ain't seen nothing yet and I will keep that promise"
.Under the rules, Republican Bush got the last word. "I think
after three debates the good people of this country understand
there is a difference," he said. "The difference between a big
federal government and someone who is coming from outside
Washinton who will trust individuals"
Gore has slipped slightly in the polls since the first cam-
paign debate Oct. 3 in Boston, and from the opening
moments, the vice president bore in on Bush as a defender of
the privileged. He said the Texas governor was allied with
insurance companies rather than patients, for example, and
that his tax cut was tilted heavily toward the wealthy.
"If you want someone who will support ... the big drug
companies, this is your man,' the vice president said of Bush, _
standing a few feet away from his campaign rival on a red-car-
peted debate stage.
"If you want someone who will fight for you ... then I want
to fight for you," Gore added.
Most polls show Bush ahead of the vice president by a
scant point or two, and the debate at the field house at Texas Gov. Georg
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fial ee ting
Debate sets tone
for final stretch
By Jeremy W. Peters
- Daily Stall Reporter
Last night's final debate between Texas Gov George W
Bush and Vice President Al Gore turned at one point to an
issue not brought up in either of the previous two debates
- apathy among young voters.
A college professor from Missouri asked the candidates
how they could get young people more involved in the elec-
toral process. Their answers, which mentioned everything
from campaign finance reform to ending partisan bickering,
were not exactly on the mark for the group of about 100
See REACTION, Page 7
ge W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore
eir final debate last night in St. Louis, Mo.
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By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter
By Jen Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
Although they are rivals in the
corporate world, companies such as
Microsoft and Intel and
Kellogg Co. and Gen-_
eral Mills are unified
in the fight to preserve / \ N
affirmative action in f
These are just four
of 20 high profile com-
panies throwing their
weight behind the University in a
brief supporting the use of race in
the admissions process.
"The University should be
responsible for the enlightenment of
all people," said Joseph Stewart,
Kellogg senior vice president and
The amicus brief filed Monday in
U.S. District Court is the latest of
Although Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed to a
cease-fire yesterday, the fighting in Israel continued and
students at the University will not forget the ongoing
Holding a prayer session and candlelight vigil, students
sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians gathered last night
on the steps ofthe Michigan Union.
LSA senior Najla Mamou said she hoped the vigil
would educate students about the fighting that has broken
out during the last three weeks.
"A lot of us are trying to reach out to the Jewish popula-
tions and the American populations," Mamou said. "We
feel a lot of people are not educated," she said. "We feel that
the Palestinians are suffering a lot more than the Israelis."
Prior to the vigil, about 25 of the 80 students participat-
ing gathered to pray outside the Union.
Rackham student Amer Zahr spoke to the crowd
about the most recent episode of fighting. He ended
his speech by reciting a list of more than 100 names
of Palestinian civilians who have died in Israel since
Sept. 28. Many victims were men between the ages
of 16 and 25.
The event was sponsored by the Palestine Committee,
the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and
the Muslim Students Association, three student groups
concerned with Middle Eastern issues.
See VIGIL, Page 7
the "friend of the court" briefs that
have been filed on both sides of the
two lawsuits brought by the Center
for Individual Rights against the
University -one against the Uni-
versity's Law School
and one against the
d College of Literature,
1A'/ Sciences and the Arts
claiming its use of race
in admissions is uncon-
"This is a strong
statement from the cor-
porate community," Dow Chemicals
spokeswoman Rebecca Evans said.
"It is critical to protect the ability of
the University to promote diversity
in higher education."
Randall Mehrberg, a partner in
See SUPPORT, Page 5
Inside: Prof Patricia Gurin discusses
why affirmative action is needed. Page 3.
Nine-year old Ann Arbor resident Yusr Elkhoja and Washtenaw Community College junior Sarrah
Buageila hold candles in support of the Palestinian rally outside the Michigan Union.
MSA proposal for disclosure
of Israeli interests defeated
By Jane Krull
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly cham-
bers was overflowing with emotional
cnlookers last night as the assembly voted
down a resolution calling for the Universi-
ty to disclose its "investments using stu-
dent tuition/fees that support Israel or
Du~ring constituents' time, many people
spoke for and against the resolution in
equal numbers, but the assembly voted it
"It doesn't seem to serve a purpose,
except to give information that is already
available through the Freedom of Informa-
tion Act," said L SA sophomore Eric
Buckstein, who attended the meeting.
Rackham Student Amer Zahr said the
University has not been cooperative in
releasing investment information. Zahr
passed around copies of phone and e-mail
logs documenting efforts made to obtain
the University's investment records.
"I believe all of our investments are a
matter of public record," University
spokeswoman Julie Peterson said.
Many opponents of the resolution said
it was biased toward the Palestinian side
of the conflict. In an effort to make the
resolution neutral and focus on the
See MSA, Page 2
of the Michigan
have resigned this
many citing a lack
of order at the
remains in the
Middle East after
summit in Egypt
comes to an end.
Students study earlier this week in the Reading Room on the second floor of the
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
Green Party visible
but awaits first win
By Hanna LoPatin
In addition to Al Gore's MTV town
hall forum on North Campus, another
date made a visit to
Ann Arbor during
the past month -
and it wasn't the
a " Part twoI
in a four-part series
to future generations who will inherit
what we do or what we don't do,"
Nader said, "then we've got to roll up
our sleeves and stop settling for the
bad over the worse -- the least of two
evils, which leaves you at the end of
the day with evil." .
Marc Reichardt, committee manag-
er for the state's Ann Arbor-based
Green Party, said while the northern
part of Michigan and portions of
Detroit are major support bases for the
party. Ann Arbor serves as a natural
By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
A cloud of midterm;
once again engulfed cami
panic has set in.
The libraries are pack
dents prepare for exams,
last minute papers. As
builds, University stu
falling back on perso
habits and superstitions
that they have found
useful for previous
Many students con-
sider the study location
tant aspect of preparation
"I study in the laund
said Julia MacEwan, an
man. "I am so produc
there because there is no
to do down there for the
"Sometimes I study in the base-
ment corner of the UGLi. It is a
stress has good place to study and no one can
pus and the find me down there."
Other students focus more on
ked as stu- activities or certain methods they
and finish use to prepare.
the stress "I often study standing up, and
dents are then I wear the same
nal study clothes to the exam that I
studied in," said RC
TU D E N freshman Christina Bene-
f l n L F E°,dict.
fi7 LI LSA freshman Sarah
virtis said escaping a study
an impor- environment before an exam can be
helpful. "I take long walks outside
to relax myself before the exam. I
try to think about something other
than the exam," she said.
Many students, like RC sopho-
more Ben Turbow, have other super-
A= I Ralnh Nader. the consumer activist-