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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 3

Catch me if you can 1

* Former president
of Indonesia to
address terrorism
Former President of the Republic
of Indonesia and former leader of
the moderate Muslim organization
Nahdlatul Ulama Abdurrahman
Wahid will speak on "The War on
Terror in Southeast Asia" in the
Business School tomorrow at 4:30
p.m. The event is sponsored by the
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
and the International Institute. -
Columbia Prof to
discuss ancient
Chinese ritual
To encourage conversations
among scholars of Universities, the
Center for Chinese Studies is spon-
soring Columbia University Prof.
Lai Guolong to speak on "Imperson-
ation and Position in Early Chinese
Ritual" in the School of Social Work
Building today at noon. Guolong
will argue that significant changes
occurred in the mode of ritual com-
munications from examining sacrifi-
cial records and spirit tablets from
216 B.C.
* Biologist talks on
invasive species,
plant communities
Biologist Victoria Nuzzo, who
specializes in protection, manage-
ment and monitoring of natural
areas, with an emphasis on invasive
species and their impact on plant
community structure, will speak on
the "Impacts of Invasives in Natural
Systems" in the Michigan League,
today. Nuzzo is sponsored by the
Ecosystem Management Initiative of
the School of Natural Resources and
Environment.
Musicians given
spirit awards to
celebrate MLK
To award musicians who are
"Building Community Together," the
North Campus Spirit Awards will
bring a keynote speaker to introduce
the Spirit Awardees tomorrow at
Britton Recital Hall in the School of
Music at,4:3.pm. The event is part
of the 2003 Martin Lurther King, Jr.
Symposium.
Scale, definition of
sexual harrassment
topic of lecture
University alum Barbara Gutek
will speak on the "The Experiences
of Sexual Harassment Scale: A
Five-Item Measure of Sexual
Harassment Based on a Legal Defi-
nition" at Lane Hall, tomorrow at
noon. Gutek will discuss a new
five-item measure of sexual harass-
ment that measures harassment
globally and is based on the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commis-
sion's definition of sexual harass-
ment. The event is sponsored by the
Institute for Research on Women
and Gender.
Native American
activist to discuss
social activism
Tom Goldtooth, national director
of the Indigenous Environmental
Network, will lecture on "Cowboy
Bush and Indians: Frontier Mentali-
ty and Mother Earth" as part of the

2003 MLK Symposium in the
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
tomorrow 6 p.m. He has been rec-
ognized for his achievements
throughout the past 30 years as an
activist for social change within the
Native American community.
Panel discusses
changing face of
'Black America'
A panel presentation titled "Chang-
ing Landscape of Black America" will
focus on a number of key areas,
including economic, political and
urban development.
The program will highlight the
changes that have affected blacks
during the 20th century and continue
to impact their lives in the 21st cen-
tury. The event will be held tomor-
row in the Institute for Social
Research at 3 p.m.
Dance company
gives performance
* with "Rhythm"
The University Dance Company is

Bush pushed to
rethink tarriffs
placed on steel.

Steve Tamer grabs darting fish
Plymouth Road.

out of a tank with a net yesterday at Pets Supplies Plus on

COASTERS
Continued from Page 1Z
"Our original thought on this was to
get one of the alcohol companies to
sponsor it," Glover said. "We met with a
few (companies) and they liked the idea
... but they couldn't have their product
associated with a crime because it
would be too much bad publicity."
Giles expressed irritation with this
decision.
"Why shouldn't they step up to the
plate? Let them be the ones to say,
MIDP
Continued from Page 1.
Henry Lin.
The program hopes to help develop
skills within the Bangladeshi commu-
nity to take leading roles in continuing
health care provisions. "We are setting
the bar for a new degree of service
excellence to Third World countries in
providing health care for impoverished
people," Adebiyi said.
Bangladesh ranks tied for first with
Nigeria as the most corrupt country in
the world. According to the annual
survey by the Berlin-based organiza-
tion Transparency International, in a
civilized society te two ippst impor-
tant factors indicating the quality of

hey, we can make things safer for our
bars and our environment," Giles said.
When asked to comment on
Anheuser-Busch's position on the
coasters, spokesman Jim Schwartz
said he'd never heard of the product.
Some students said the University
should distribute the coasters.
"I think that anything we can do to
make our women and our men more
aware of the potential for (date rape)
to happen and to better prevent it is a
very good thing," Panhellenic Associ-
ation President Liz Franke said.
life are firstly, the protection of life
and property and secondly, the dis-
pension of justice. In Bangladesh,
both these factors are largely absent.
Rampant corruption then becomes the
biggest constraint on implementing
the program.
"The reality is numbing enough that
doctors demand the bribes for admit-
ting the majority of patients. Most
poor will never afford these expenses,
falling vulnerable to predatory behav-
ior," Adebiyi added.
The country is making progress
toward more transparent dealings with
the assistance of the international com-
munity. Crawford said globalization
and industrialization inevitably affect
Third World countries and activities

DAILY MASS
MEETINGS.
FEB.3 6 11.
7 PM. STUDENT:
PUBLICATIONS
BUILDING*
should focus on dealing with the prob-
lem this causes. "However, as long as
you have no realistic alternative to
industrialization based on low wages,
to oppose it means that you are willing
to deny desperately poor people the
best chance they have of progress,"
Crawford said.
Many Americans condemn indus-
trial companies instead of working
with them to make conditions better,
Crawford said. Lin added while sev-
eral other students have joined the
group, few have had the resolve to
make the commitment it requires.
He challenges students to add a
"healthy dose of realism to their ide-
alism and see what their group, has
to offer."

DETROIT (AP) - Automotive man-
ufacturers that buy a bulk of the nation's
steel say U.S. tariffs are leading them to
abandon domestic suppliers and choose
foreign products, and they hope new
legislation will enlighten President Bush
on the consequences.
Since March, when Bush imposed the
tariffs, automotive suppliers have seen
their steel prices climb anywhere from
20 percent to as high as 80 percent,
according to the Motor & Equipment
Manufacturers Association.
Tomorrow, U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg
(R-Bloomfield Twp.) plans to introduce
bipartisan legislation that calls on the
Bush administration to consider the
impact of the tariffs on automotive man-
ufacturers and other steel-consuming
industries.
Knollenberg joined executives from a
number of top automotive product man-
ufacturers here yesterday to discuss the
resolution and tariffs.
The resolution asks. Bush to direct
the U.S. International Trade Commis-
sion to expand its review of the tariffs
and include an assessment of the
impact on steel consumers, not solely
steelmakers. The ITC is scheduled to
report to the president on the tariff
program by Sept. 20.
Knollenberg noted that workers at
U.S. steel-consuming businesses out-
number those at steel manufacturers by
50 to one.
"Right now, the unintended conse-
quences of the steel tariffs are killing
American jobs in steel-consuming com-
panies," Knollenberg said. "This clearly
was not the intent of the Steel Safeguard
Program. This is the collateral damage,
but we can't ignore the fact that the tar-
iffs are costing jobs."
The three-year tariffs, some as high as
30 percent, are aimed at limiting low-
price imports to give the battered
domestic industry time to reorganize
and become more competitive.
Those buying steel, however, say
higher prices are forcing them to close
operations and eliminate jobs.
Jeff Stoner, vice president of global
procurement at Troy-based ArvinMeri-
tor Inc., said the automotive supplier
decided last week to close a Tennessee.
plant that makes window regulators, in

"The domestic steel
industry can
compete with
anyone, but we need
a level playing field."
- Nancy Gravatt
American Iron and Steel Institute
part of because of higher steel prices.
The company will eliminate 317 jobs as
a result.
ArvinMeritor also is exploring
options for buying cheaper steel from
non-U.S. suppliers, including long-term
contracts that extend beyond the life of
the tariffs, Stoner said.
Dura Automotive Systems Inc. in
Rochester Hills is considering plastic,
aluminum castings, powdered metal and
other alternatives for steel. Dura buys
some one-quarter of a billion pounds of
steel annually.
"Once the steel industry loses this
market share, it will be hard pressed to
win it back," Stoner said.
Nancy Gravatt of the American Iron
and Steel Institute said her trade organi-
zation opposes the resolution and con-
siders it an attempt to dismantle the tariff
program.
Gravatt said the tariffs were designed
to cut down on the illegal dumping of
government-subsidized steel from other
countries that destroyed the U.S. pricing
structure.
"The domestic steel industry can
compete with anyone, but we need a
level playing field," she said.
A Commerce Department official
said she had not seen Knollenberg's pro-
posed legislation but the tariffs' effect on
consumer prices was not being ignored.
The administration has also granted
727 exclusions to the tariffs, with anoth-
er round expected in March.
In an initial round of exemption
requests, the administration excluded
3.2 million metric tons, nearly a quarter
of the steel covered by Bush's tariff
order. The exemptions were granted for
steel products that US. users could show

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Dean RobertJ. Dolan
University of Michigan Business School invites you to attend a

Dean's Speaker Series
featuring
Lewent
Executive Vice President & CFO,

Judy C.

President, Human Health Asia
Merck & Co., Inc.
will present
"Leadership and Values at Merck"
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
4:15 PM
Hale auditorium
Corner of Tappan & Hill

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