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2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 31, 2000


Races begin Rep
s Fall MSA "ue
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Jessica c
elections Joseph K
Alex McE
Steve Pie
Caries Ja
Josh Sam
MSA Priya Sen
Fen Whet
Continued from Page 1 Omari Wi
We are going to avoid foreign po1- Scott Zit
icy decisions and things that aren't
related to U of M Students," Tietz Defer
said, referring to proposed MSA reso-
lutions addressing the current Israeli- Nancy At
Palestinian conflict and ending AgnesAl
sanctions in Iraq. n Ashley a
Michigan Party candidate Charles Ebonie ay
Wang, who is running for an LSA Cyril Cord
seat, said the Michigan Party wants to Jessica C
iwork with MSA President Hideki Erika Dov
fstusstmt to curb wvhat lie said he 0 sa Funi
feels is a lack of organization in the Kurt Johr
way MSA operated this year. Wang Kyle Kent
also cites the Blue Party as part of the Neat Lyor
?roblem with MSA. Sarah Mc
"Something is wrong with MSA and Ben Roya
since the Blue Party is the dominant Emina Se
warty on MSA, some of the fault should Vera Simr
,fall on them' Wang said.
Adam Damerow, Blue Party co-chair,
-said he believes the Blue Party should "I don't
sot be under the microscope for the ful or appt
roubles with MSA. "As a party, the level," ind
Blue Party is no more responsible than Tony Good
tny other party on MSA," Damerow only hear
said. "Each individual representative election tim
composes MSA, not parties." make chan
Some independent candidates Even wit
Jecided to run by themselves because dates have
hey wanted freedom to stand for the for their cai
ssues that are important to them. "I just
Continued from Page 1
Students lose one year of financial aid eligi-
>ility for a first-offense possessions charge, two
sears for a second offense and indefinitely for a
- bird. If convicted of selling drugs, a student
oses two years of eligibility for the first offense
md loses eligibility indefinitely for the second.
Multiple convictions are added to each other. For
ustance, if a student has a conviction for possession
tnd selling, they would lose eligibility for three
rears, assuming it is the first offense for both convic-

think parties are very use- Blue Party candidate Sc
ropriate at the University who is seeking one of th
ependent LSA candidate Business School seats. "I
man said. "You certainly resume builder, and it give
about the parties during bit of power to make imp
te. It is the individuals that sions."
ges on MSA" Independent LSA can
th party affiliation, candi- Barrera said improving stu
personal goals and reasons campus is important.
mpaigns. "I want to work on getti
want the position," said tral Campus Recreationa
Students can regain eligibility - regardless of
the number of convictions - by completing a fed-
erally approved drug rehabilitation program.
University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid
Director Pam Fowler said no University students
have been denied aid because of drug convictions.
Although no one at the University has been affect-
ed, that isn't the case across the country.
Mike Laffan, 45, wants to go back to school. A
former cocaine addict, he will not be eligible for aid
until December 2002.
"I want to finish my degree because I'm about six
hours shy of that," Laffan said.
Laffan studied at the University of lowa before
putting himself into a rehabilitation program in

ott Zitrick, and the North Campus Recreational
e two open Building to expand their hours," he
[t is a great said.
s rnie a little Blue Party LSA candidate Josh
ortant deci- Samek said the assembly's campus
visibility and accessibility is impor-
didate Dan tantto him.
dent life on "I want to make MSA more accessi-
ble to student groups," he said, adding
ng the Ceti- that he wants "students to know what
al Building we are doing with their S5.69."
1981. He remained clean, he said, until relapsing in
1996. He was convicted for possession and intent to
distribute cocaine in 1998 and sent to jail.
"I need to get loans because I was pretty well-dec-
imated by my time in jail," he said.
Laffan's 10-year sentence was commuted after
four months because he had no prior convic-
tions. Since then, he has held a job in New Jer-
"It's disappointing - I'm an intelligent person,"
lie said.
Laffan plans to reapply for aid when fte is eligible.
"It will take a while to get back on my feet ... the
laws are structured so that not only are you punished
for your crime, you're continually punished."
gasps from some in the audience.
Ashraf Zahr, an Engineering
sophomore, called the audience
member's comments "propaganda."
nd answer He added "Sharon is a war crimi-
t's address, nal," referring to an alleged incident
nce sympa- during the Lebanese Civil War in
side asked which Sharon is accused of letting
done by the Lebanese Christian militias go on a
killing spree in a Muslim Lebanese
Those who refugee camp.
ould know Following Olmert's speech, sever-
r their own al discussions broke out in various
corners of the room between Jews
mber asked and Muslims in the audience over
riel Sharon such issues as who was to blame for
aeli troops. the present fighting and whether or
Olmert not having Olmert speak was a good
te audience "We're never going to find a
gitated dur- speaker we all agree with," said
hy children Rabbi Rich Kirchen of Hillel.
iincident of Although the discussions were
was video- often very heated, at the end most
her seconds ended with handshakes and an air of
goodwill. Kirchen praised the unmis-
ou want to takable civility in the room when he
s killed by declared he said "You see the veils and
irought soft the yarmulkes and they're talking."

Continued from Page 1
ng onto hit six more between Rose
treet and Dewey Avettue.
Erica Tripp of New Boston was
iding in one of the first cars the
Jriver hit.
"She hit us and then gunned it,"
fripp said. "She kept going down
he road."

"She hit every car along there,"
said Engineering senior Jay Lytle,
gesturing to the stretch of road in
front of the soccer field. Lytle wit-
nessed the accident while standing
on his front porch.
"She was probably going 50 or
60" miles per hour, he said. "She
started swerving, hitting cars. She
went up, hit the wall and was along
that the rest of the way."

Continued from Page 1
During a question a
period following Olmert
one member of the audie
thetic to the Palestinian
why "almost all dying isc
Oltiert responded,
attack Israeli soldiers sh
that they take the risk fo
Another audience met
why Likud party leader A
had to be escorted by Isr
"There were threats,
responded bluntly.
Another member of th
who seemed especially al
ing the speech asked w
had to be killed, citing an
a Palestinian boy who
taped shielded by his fat
before he was shot.
Olmert retorted, "Ys
know the truth? He wa
Arabs." This statement b

President signs defense legislation
WASIIINGTON - President Clinton yesterday signed into law a 5310 billio
defense bill that provides an array of upgrades in living standards for military per
sonnel but lacks the hate crimes provisions he had hoped to enact.
Clinton signed the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act, name
for the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, without ceremofty
the Oval Office. "While I have concerns with several provisions in this act, I Is
determined that (it) generally reflects my strong commitment to the nation's securi
ty," Clinton said in a statement.
But the act, for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, did not contain provisions agains
hate crimes that the president had wanted dearly. "I will continue to fight for thi
important legislation, and urge Congress to enact it before it adjourns," he said.,
Also yesterday, Clinton signed legislation authorizing funding for the Nationa
Aeronautics and Space Administration, reauthorizing programs for people wif
developmental disabilities and the Visa Waiver Permanent Program Act, which lift
visa requirements for tourism and business'visits by people from countries tha
allow Americans to enter without visas.
The defense bill includes a 3.7 percent pay raise for active-duty service men
and a subsistence payment of up to S500 per month for the more than 5,100 miiTa
families who receive food stamps. It also provides funds to reduce ou-of-pocke
housing costs and $900 million to build and improve military family housing.
Carnahan ag es to Chris Sifford died when a nsal
nagreest plane piloted by Roger Carnahar
fill position if needed crashed outside St. Louis onth
way to a campaign rally.
ROLLA, Mo. - The widow of Relatives stood behind Jean Cama
Gov. Mel Carnahan declared yester- han at the announcement, which sh
day she would "do what Mel would said followed days of consultat
have wanted" - accept an appoint- with her family.
ment to the U.S. Senate should vot-
ers pick her husband over
Republican incumbent John GOP rejects budget
Ashcroft. seendingrelsale
Jean Carnahan has never held pub-propos
lic office but was offered a Senate WASHINGTON - Hoyus
appointment by Gov. Roger Wilson if Republican leaders shot down
Missouri voters choose the Democrat- tentative deal between White Hous
is governor who died in an Oct. 16 and congressional bargainers on
plane crash. huge spending bill yesterday, rate
"With the support of my family and esting up their budget battle W
an abiding faith in a living God I've President Clinton and boostin
decided to do what Mel would have chances that it will spill over to
wanted us to do .. to continue the lame-duck Congress after Electio
fight for his ideals," said Jean Carna- Day.
ban, standing on a back porch fes- "We're not going to get pushe
tooned with Halloween decorations at out of town with a bad deal," Hous
the family farm in Rolla. Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-lhl.)ftpl
Mrs. Carnahan's announcement reporters. "You call it a stalemat. 1
came two weeks to the day after call it fighting for the Ameriaa
Carnahan, the Carnahans' eldest people to get good legislation
son, Roger and Carnahan adviser them"
ud e2 others Court. Heheld the rank of generai an
S y a b m was due to retire next month. judicitp
led b car bomb officials said. Also killed were his dri
ver, Armando Medina Sanchez;
MADRID, Spain - A car bomb Jesus Escudero Garcia, a membe :
exploded in Madrid yesterday, killing the national police force.
a Supreme Court judge, his driver and Although no group claimed respon
his police escort and wounding 35 in sibility for the attack, politicians an
the bloodiest attack blamed on Basque police immediately blamed th
separatists since they ended a cease- Basque separatist group ETA.
fire last December.
The 44-pound bomb hurled jagged Astronauts
glass and metal around an upper-mid-Aprepare
die class neighborhood of northeast- for space station
ern Madrid, shattering windows for
blocks. The driver of a passing bus BAIKONUR, Kazakstan --- Batri
suffered severe injuries and 34 other caded behind glass to avoid germs
bystanders were cut, scorched or the first commander of the interna-
bruised. Several cars were gutted. tional space station made a pitch yes-
Blazing debris billowed white terday for a name for the place hewill
smoke, limiting visibility just after the call home for the next four months.,
attack as dozens of ambulances, NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd als
police cars and fire trucks struggled to found himself defending his appeint-
set up an emergency medical tent, ment as skipper on the eve of his'kis-
douse flames and search for the toric launch and expressed his keen
killers. desire to get started on a mission
The slain judge, 69-year-old Jose that's been in the works for years.
Francisco Querol, worked for a mili-
tary section of Spain's Supreme --CoipiledfiomDailv iirereports.

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