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K-Grams program, said Vetal students were chosen
,gut of the pool of schools K-Grams works with
specifically for this reason."Their school is definitely
one that is underprivileged in Detroit, so it gives them
an opportunity they never have," she said.
Students were divided into groups for the day based
on the type of costume they were wearing, the most
popular of which were clowns, witches and the killer
from the "Scream" movies.
The children participated in bowling, spider-mak-
ing, face painting and cookie decorating in addition to
being escorted through the halls of Alice Lloyd for
trick-or-treating. During a cookie-decorating session,
a group of children discussed their experience at the
University, citing the bus ride and the food as their
favorite parts of the day.
Fifth-grader Martino Williams said his favorite part
of the day was "looking into people's dorm rooms."
Nearly 600 University students and community
"Going to a haunted house is the same thing as going
on a roller coaster - it's fun to be scared. "
- Arti Desai
members chose to get their thrills and chills this week-
end at the Reserve Officer Training Corps haunted
house, ROTC Public Affairs Officer Dan Valdez said.
Swinging corpses and chainsaw-operating morti-
cians spooked students as they wound through a dark
maze of tunnels in the basement of North Hall. The
building served as a homeopathic hospital in 1899 and
the basement, according to records, "presumably"
served as the hospital's morgue.
The event, which has been sponsored by the Uni-
versity's ROTC program since 1975, raised SI,700
this year for the Ronald McDonald House, Valdez
LSA junior Arti Desai attended the haunted house
with her friends for the first time this year.
"Going to a haunted house is the same thing as
going on a roller coaster - it's fun to be scared,"
Associate psychology and neuroscience Prof. Steven
Maren said Halloween allows people to explore
images of death but in a controllable atmosphere.
"We like to be scared in situations when we can
experience these images of death in a safe environ-
ment," Maren said. "We all have a fear of dying, and
so Halloween is a way to approach that topic and deal
with that subject and images of death."
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Congress and Clinton battle over budget
WASHINGTON - Congress continued its budget battle with President Clin-
ton last week, making some progress but leaving significant work to be done
almost a month into the new fiscal year and just nine days before the election.
The lawmakers met for a rare Sunday session, and Republicans vowed to stay
until Election Day, if necessary, rather than accede to the president's spending
Leaders also scheduled votes for tomorrow - Halloween -- which wou
surpass Oct. 28, 1990, as the closest Congress has ever worked up to Election
Day, which this year falls Nov. 7. Lawmakers have often returned after elections
to complete work, but in those years always began a break by mid-October.
Republicans pushed a tax-cut package and a spending bill through the House
on Thursday, both of which Clinton has threatened to veto in a sharply partisan
confrontation over tax reductions, school construction, health care and immigra-
The House voted 237-174, mostly along party lines, for a bill that would pare
taxes by S240 billion over the next decade for some small businesses, people
saving for retirement and others. The tally fell short of the 289 votes the House
would need to overturn a veto if all 433 House members voted.
The measure also would boost the hourly minimum wage by SI and roll bacr
Medicare cuts imposed on health care providers three years ago.
GOP stops linkin were going to call with that mes-
sage,' Allen said. "We're done with
Clinton with bomit.'
He said he did not know how many
NEW YORK - The state Republi- calls were made, but he said Republi-
can Committee said yesterday it had cans were still telling voters Clinton
stopped calling voters with a phone accepted money from an organizatio
message linking Hillary Rodham linked to terrorism.
Clinton to the bombing of the USS
The message had said Senate can- Expanded jury trial
didate Clinton took money from a leads
group that supports the type of ter- -to 10 appLA
rorism responsible for the Oct. 12 WASHINGTON --- The U.S.
blast on the U.S. destroyer that Supreme Court is seeing the effects of
killed 17 sailors and injured 39 oth- its groundbreaking ruling on a New
ers. Jersey case.
Clinton lashed out at Republican The ruling was issued in June and
opponent Rep. Rick Lazio after dealt with the case of a New Jers
learning about the message Satur- man who fired shots into a black fan
day, saying he and the party should ly's home. The justices said he was
apologize to the Cole victims' fami- entitled to have a jury decide whether
lies. he acted out of hate and could be sent
Dan Allen, a state GOP to prison longer than the ordinary
spokesman, said the calls that start- maximum sentence.
ed Thursday weren't stopped The justices ruled that any question
because of Clinton's criticism but that could boost someone's maximum
because the GOP had reached sentence, such as whethera crime was
everyone in its target group. motivated by racial hate, must be
"We called as many people as we decided by a trial jury.
AROUND -TH E WORLD
Barak works at has been the site of violent Pales-
B ara wors attinian protests.
peace with Sharon The tanks responded to fire from
Palestinian police by shooting from
JERUSALEM -- A column of mounted machine guns, the milit
Israeli tanks and armored personnel said.W
carriers rolled into the Gaza Strip A 14-year-old boy and a 31-year-
and exchanged fire with Palestinian old man were killed, medics said.
gunmen yesterday, a day of At least 25 people were injured
renewed clashes that left five Pales- overall in Gaza.
tinians dead and dozens wounded.
Amid the turmoil, Israeli Prime USS Cole towed to
Minister Ehud Barak met Ariel
Sharon, leader of the hawkish Norway for repair
Likud party, in an attempt to forge
a coalition government. ADEN, Yemen -,Sailors aboard
No immediate agreement was USS Cole stood at attention as t e
reported. national anthem played and the battered
in Gaza, the Karni road junction destroyer glided out of Aden port yes-
resembled a battlefield with acrid terday, towed by tugboats to a Norwe-
smoke from burning tires darken- gian heavy-lift ship that will take it
ing the air and tanks moving along home to repair the gaping hole in its
the road, their occasional fire punc- side.
tuating the sound of assault-rifle For the sailors, the departure meant
rounds. leaving behind the harbor where 17
The army said it sent the armored shipmates were killed and 39 were
column to secure free movement of injured on Oct. 12.
Jewish settlers on the key road,
which cuts through the -strip and -Compiled from Daii ite report
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