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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 5, 2004 - 3

K-grams takes
kids on journey
into human body
University and elementary school
students, parents and teachers will
gather together today to celebrate the
year-end of K-grams, a mentoring and
learning program at the University.
The Sixth Annual K-grams Kids
Fair will take place from 9:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. at Crisler Arena. Students
from elementary schools in Ann
Arbor, Ypsilanti and Detroit will
spend the day with the college pen
pals they have been writing to for an
entire year.
The Fair's theme is "The Human
Body: A Head to Toe Adventure!" and
will include activities such as body
Jeopardy and Olympic competitions.
'U' center to hold
conference with
The Center for the Ethnography of
Everyday Life and DoubleTake maga-
zine are presenting a conference titled
'"Doing Documentary Work: Life, Let-
ters and the Field." There will be con-
ferences today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the Hussey Room of the Michigan
League, and conferences will continue
tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
the League's Vandenberg Room.
Speakers include authors Jonathan
Raban and Thomas Lynch, editor
Kirk Kicklighter and University fac-
ulty members Ruth Behar, Eileen
Pollack and Earl Lewis. The focus is
on the intersection of social science
and literary approaches to document-
ing everyday life.
' Speaker links
human rights,
climate change
Amit Srivastava, director of Global
Resistance and coordinator of its sub-
set, the India Resource Center, will be
holding a workshop and discussion
today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. titled
"Climate Justice: Linking Human
Rights, Environmental Justice and Cli-
mate Change."
The event will take place in Room
1028 of the Dana Building, and lunch
will be provided to participants who reg-
ister by contacting ejccinfo@umich.edu.
Sponsored by the Environmental
Justice and Climate Change Student
Group, the School of Natural
Resources and Environment and the
philosophy department, the workshop
is the final presentation in a speaker
series leading up to the March 19 to 21
conference at the University titled "Just
Climate? Pursuing Environmental Jus-
tice in the Face of Global Climate
Polish rock icon
comes to Rackham
The Center for Russian and East
European Studies will feature the
"first lady of Polish rock," Kora
Jackowska, during the University's
annual Copernicus lecture. Piotr
Westwalewicz, lecturer in the Depart-
ment of Slavic Languages and Litera-
tures, will conduct the interview this
evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Rackham
Jackowska's music and unconven-
tional performances contributed to

political and social unrest as Poland
shifted from communism to democra-
cy. She became a symbol of counter-
culture for the Polish youth.
meet to discuss
business trends
Representatives from companies such
as General Mills Corp., Aveda Corp.
and J. Ottoman Corp. will be at the
Business School today for the confer-
ence "Marketing and the MBA Idealist:
Exploring Trends in Social and Green
Starting at 12:30 p.m. in Hale
Auditorium of the Business School,
the director of the Yoplait Business
Unit at General Mills will discuss the
successful "Save Lids to Save Lives"
program, which shows that leading
companies can combine marketing
techniques with socially conscien-
tious goals.
Following the presentation there will
be a panel discussion and question-
and-answer session with representa-
tives from Aveda, the Timberland
Company and Frito Lay, Inc. to discuss
trends that drive their business deci-
Roe v. Wade
attorney to speak

Bush ads anger relatives of 9-11 victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush's
campaign commercials - on the air just one day
- have angered several relatives of victims of
the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and a firefighters
union that has endorsed Democratic rival John
Kerry demanded the ads be pulled.
The White House defended the commercials,
which show images of the skeletal remains of the
World Trade Center and firefighters bearing a
stretcher through the rubble.
"It makes me sick," said Colleen Kelly, who lost
her brother Bill Kelly Jr., in the attacks and leads a
victims families group called Peaceful Tomor-
row's. "Would you ever go to someone's grave site
and use that as an instrument of politics? That truly
is what Ground Zero represents to me."
In Bal Harbour, Fla., the International Associa-
tion of Fire Fighters Union approved a resolution
asking the Bush campaign to pull the ads,
spokesman Jeff Zack said. The resolution also

urges Bush to "apologize to the families of fire-
fighters killed on 9/11 for demeaning the memory
of their loved ones in an attempt to curry support
for his re-election." The union gave Kerry an early
endorsement in the presidential race.
The controversy erupted as Bush's re-election
campaign began airing the commercials national-
ly on cable television and on broadcast stations in
about 80 media markets in 18 states.
The ads refer both to the terrorist attacks and to
the recent recession, and are designed to project
Bush as a candidate offering "steady leadership
in times of change." The commercials do not
mention Kerry.
One of the ads shows the charred wreckage of
the twin towers with an American flag flying
amid the debris. Another ad - and a Spanish-
language version of it - use that image as well
as firefighters carrying a flag-draped stretcher
through the rubble as sirens are heard. Firefight-

"Would you ever go to someone's grave site and use that
as an instrument of politics? That truly is what Ground
Zero represents to me.
- Colleen Kelly
Sister of Sept. 11 victim Bill Kelly Jr.

ers are shown in all the ads.
Bush had said he would not use the attacks for
political gain. His aides defended the use of the
images. "Sept. 11 changed the equation in our
public policy. It forever changed the world," said
Scott McClellan, the White House press secre-
tary. "The president's steady leadership is vital to
how we wage war on terrorism."
Several relatives of victims also praised the
ads. "These images honor those whose lives were
lost," said Debra Burlingame, whose brother

Charles piloted the plane that crashed into the
Pentagon at the hands of hijackers.
Deena Burnett, a Little Rock, Ark., resident
whose husband Tom was one of the passengers
on United Flight 93, which crashed into a Penn-
sylvania field, said the ads were "a perfect
reminder of what happened that day."
And Bernard Kerik, the former New York
police commissioner who lost 23 officers that
day, said Bush has every right to use the images
to show his leadership abilities.

Throwing caution to

the wind

Poll shows Bush,
Kerry in dead heat
for presidency

Bush receives 46 percent
of votes while Kerry draws
45; Naderpulls in 6.percent
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first
poll since John Kerry locked up the
Democratic nomination, Kerry and
President Bush are tied while inde-
pendent Ralph Nader has captured
enough support to affect the outcome,
validating Democrats' fears.
The Republican incumbent had the
backing of 46 percent, Kerry 45 per-
cent and Nader, the 2000 Green Party
candidate who entered the race last
month, was at 6 percent in the survey
conducted for The Associated Press by
Ipsos-Public Affairs.
Bush and the four-term Massachu-
setts senator, who emerged as the nom-
inee Tuesday after a string of primary.
race wins over several rivals, have been
running close or Kerry has been ahead
in most recent polls that did not
include Nader.
Since Nader entered the race Feb.
22, campaign strategists and political
analysts have been trying to assess the
impact of another presidential bid by
the consumer activist whom Democ-
rats blame for Al Gore's loss in 2000.
Four years ago, Nader appeared on
the ballot in 43 states and Washing-
ton, D.C., garnering only 2.7 percent
of the vote.
But in Florida and New Hampshire,
Bush won such narrow victories that
had Gore received the bulk of Nader's
votes in those states, he would have
won the general election.
Exit polls from 2000 show that
about half of Nader's voters would
have backed Gore in a two-way race.

Nader dismisses the spoiler label.
While Nader's support in the AP-
Ipsos poll was 6 percent, his backing in
polls in 2000 fluctuated in the single
digits - often at about 4 percent, but
sometimes higher. This year, Nader is
unlikely to get the Green Party nod and
faces a stiff challenge in getting his
name on the ballot in 50 states.
Kenneth Freeman, an 86-year-old
retiree from New Smyrna Beach, Fla.,
who leans Democratic, was clearly
unhappy with Nader's presidential bid.
"Ralph Nader is fouling it all up,"
Freeman said. "He's taking votes away
from the Democrats. I think he's on an
ego trip."
Bush's job approval in the AP-Ipsos
poll was 48 percent, with 49 percent
disapproving, which is essentially the
same as last month when 47 percent
approved of the president's job per-
His approval rating, which soared
close to 90 percent after the Sept. 11,
2001, terrorist attacks and remained
high for months, has dipped to the
lowest levels of his presidency in
recent weeks.
Six in 10 said the country is on the
wrong track, up from last month, while
slightly more than a third of those sur-
veyed - 35 percent - said the coun-
try is headed in the right direction.
"We're 240-something days from
Election Day. We've got a long way to
go and expect it to be a close race
throughout, no matter what the factors
are," said Terry Holt, a spokesman for
the Bush campaign.
The poll was conducted Monday
through Wednesday as Kerry captured
nine of 10 Super Tuesday elections and
claimed the nomination.

Engineering senior Rob Anthony prepares a test in a wind tunnel in the Engineering Programs
Building on North Campus yesterday as Engineering senior Joe Horgea peeks in.

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felt that high school classes do not
match the rigor of the University's
"We viewed the content of the AP
history exam as well as the courses,
and we felt that the approach and the
content of the courses was not what it
is worth for (History 160)," Juster said.
"Our rationale for making our decision
was that AP history courses are more
factually oriented, whereas ours are
more thematic and conceptual. We
present the courses in a different
framework. While AP history courses

help prepare (students), they don't sub-
stitute for college courses."
Many students however, disagree
with the history department's view-
point. LSA junior Margaret Prest start-
ed college when the curriculum was
initially passed. "The introductory
classes in history are so much the same
as what we did in high school that it's
quite redundant and there are much
better classes that I would prefer to
take," Prest said.
Degraff said he took the U.S and
European History AP tests. He was
hoping it would count for credit for
either History 160 or 161, the Univer-
sity's introductory American history

" I think it should take place as one
of the introductory courses. I see no
reason why it won't because the course
in high school is pretty similar, if not
even a little harder. I had no idea about
the policy beforehand, so it was a little
annoying to know that it could've
counted for credit (before 2001) and it
didn't," Degraff said.
Some students, however, agree with
the department's decision. LSA junior
David Joo said, " I don't think it's nec-
essarily a good idea to count the credit
towards college because you don't
learn as much in high school as you
did in college."

Photographs in yesterday's Weekend Magazine should have been credited to
Elise Bergman and Ali Olsen.
A quote in an article on Page 5A of yesterday's Daily starting with the phrase
"We don't have 500 different internships ..." should have been attributed to Lynne
Sebille-White, the assistant director of recruitment services at the Career Center.
Please report any errors in the Daily to corrections@michigandaily.com

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testimony in court. The University
originally said it would comply with
the subpoena and conceal patients'
names in case a court order was
issued, but would not comment on
why they changed their minds to
file a suit.
The Justice Department has denied
that it wants specific information that
would identify the patients involved in
Johnson's procedures.
UMHS spokeswoman Kara Gavin
said the University could not com-
ment on the pending litigation.
Spokespersons for UMHS have said
Johnson denied having performed
partial-birth abortions in the past
three years, though they could not
confirm or deny his statement.
The 2003 law prohibits doctors
from performing abortions in which
a fetus is killed after being partially
The ban, signed into law by Presi-
dent Bush in November of last year,
will not take effect until U.S. Dis-
trict Judge Richard Casey issues his
decision on the legal challenge.
He is scheduled to hear legal
arguments for and against the
ACLU's lawsuit in a New York fed-
eral court on March 29.
- The Associated Press contributed to
this report.

The UN should be dealing with this,
not just the U.S.," Birss said.
Among the audience of AWA!
members, students and community
members, LSA senior Donnie Small
said he considers himself to be a
fairly unbiased and informed audi-
ence member who was interested in
hearing another side of the story.
"I read the New York Times and
BBC and watch the news, but
sometimes it's difficult to make
sense of that much information and
all of the contradictions," Small
"I've taken a lot of political sci-
ence classes and I can understand
some of the reasons why we went
to war. ... I've heard this argument
before, but I still haven't made up
my mind either way."
AWA! will be collaborating with
various local groups to host several
events on March 20, the first anniver-
sary of the war against Iraq. Plans call
for a rally at the Michigan Union at
11:30 a.m. and a peace parade in
downtown Ann Arbor at the Federal
Building at 12p.m.
"These events are supposed to con-
tinue to raise awareness in the com-
munity so that people know there are
still many problems to solve regarding
Iraq," Birss explained.

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