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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 3A

* Hone interview
skills with the
Career Center
The Career Center will host a semi-
nar titled "Interviewing Essentials: What
Every Candidate Should Know," tonight
from 7 to 8 p.m. Any senior wanting to
participate in on-campus interviews set
up through MploymentLink, the Career
Center's job search database, is required
to attend one of these sessions. Tonight's
seminar will be held in the Career Center,
located in the Student Activities Building.
Maya Angelou to
speak at EMU
Poet, actress and Grammy-winning
orator Maya Angelou will speak tonight
at Eastern Michigan University's Con-
vocation Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are
$15 to $25. Ticketing information is
available at www.emich.edu/convoca-
tion. Angelou's published works include
the best-selling book "I Know Why the
Caged Bird Sings" and "On the Pulse of
Morning," a poem written for the inau-
guration of former President Clinton.
Political spotlight
to focus on kids
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is hold-
ing a candidate forum today from 5 to 7:30
p.m., titled "Who's for Kids and Who's Just
Kidding." The nonpartisan forum will be
held at the hospital and will feature area
candidates running for the Michigan House
of Representatives and the U.S. House
of Representatives representing Washt-
enaw County. Registration for the event is
required; the website is http://www.med.
Slavery, language
depicted by dance
"Slave Moth," a multimedia dance
performance put on by Ann Arbor
Dance Works featuring spoken word,
dance, music and video, will begin today
at 8 p.m. in the Duderstadt Center Video
Studio. University Dance Prof. Robin
Wilson directed this premiere, inspired
by English Prof. Thylias Moss's poem
about a slave girl who discovers the
power she derives from language. The
event is free, but seating is limited and
reservations are required. For more
information call 763-9141.
o Man caught with
fake hotel room
The Department of Public Safety
began a fraud investigation at the hos-
pital after a man was found last night
to be impersonating a patient's broth-
et. The man booked a hotel room in
the patient's name without the patient

or family knowing about it. The man
was found and interviewed by DPS.
He later confessed, DPS said.
Locker locks broken
at 'U' hospital
A report of malicious destruction
was filed with DPS after it was discov-
ered that someone was smashing locks
W on lockers in room 1D343 of the Uni-
versity Hospital.
In Daily History
4 Cost of education
between $750 and
$1,000 per year
* Sept. 30, 1924 - University officials
estimated the total cost of a Michigan
education was between $750 and $1,000
for Michigan residents. Of this cost, the
largest amount was taken up by tuition;
from $85 for the literary college to $260
m for the medical school. Books costs fell

Iraq, education top Edwards daughter's agenda

By Jacqueline E. Howard
For the Daily

Joan Lowenstein, an Ann Arbor City
Council member, described yesterday's
gathering at Ann Arbor Brewing Com-
pany as "a kind of pep rally."
Cate Edwards, the daughter of Dem-
ocratic vice presidential candidate John
Edwards, came to Ann Arbor yester-
day afternoon to promote the Kerry-
Edwards campaign. She addressed
prominent issues from the war in Iraq to
employment to education.
Members of the audience said they
thought the 22-year-old Southern belle
was calm and well informed.
"She answered some very specific
questions and represented her father
well. So, other than her jeans, her intel-
lect was very impressive," said Ann
Arbor Brewing Company server Mike
Thurman, a University alum.
Edwards has been traveling to vari-
ous college campuses for the past two
weeks, and her main goal is to motivate
young people to vote. Her main message
to college students is that everyone has
the liberty to choose their next leaders,
and "the choice is clear."
"You have a choice between an
administration that sat still while jobs
walked out the door or my father who,
with John Kerry, wants high paying jobs
available for everyone," Edwards said.
Edwards said this issue affects all
young people who after graduation will
want an accessible, well-paying job.
"It's important for young people to be
aware of the job market changing. New
jobs today pay $14,000 less than aver-
age," Edwards said.
The Bush Administration considers tax
cuts a central part of economic stimulus,

crediting recent cuts with putting America
on a path toward economic recovery.
Another issue that hits young peo-
ple close to home is the war in Iraq,
Edwards said.
"Over 1,000 lives have been lost and
half of those lives belong to 18-to 24-year-
olds. That 18-year-old is someone's son,
friend or boyfriend ... Kerry and my dad
have a plan to bring those men home and
form coalitions with foreign countries to
fight the war on terrorism," Edwards said.
The Republican party considers the
war a liberation of Iraq.
Considering many men in Iraq are
young adults, she added that the war
in Iraq is the most personal issue for
students to keep in mind with this
upcoming election.
She elaborated on Kerry and John
Edwards's "exit strategy," in which they
plan to bring in NATO and internation-
alize efforts. She said with this plan,
Iraqi security forces will be trained to
control their own streets and U.S. sol-
diers can come home.
Fourteen-year old Jessica Field
agreed with Edwards's take on Iraq,
saying, "The most important issue is
the war on Iraq. Why should we lose
money overseas when we need it here
to pay for schools?"
Edwards also addressed her father's
plans for education, which include an
organized strategy to cut college tuition
costs all over the country. Kerry and John
Edwards say they will give students four
years of in-state tuition to any school if
they have completed two years of commu-
nity service. Tax credits given to students
could also alleviate the burden of costs.
"The idea of valuing education sepa-
rates my dad from other candidates ...
he wants college to be an opportunity

Cate Edwards signs an autograph for LSA senior Drew Stoppels at the Ann Arbor Brewing company last night.

for everyone," Edwards said. "We can
send kids to Iraq but not to school?
That's a problem, and my dad and Kerry
are ready to address it."
Edwards pointed out the statistic that
in 2000, 537 votes in Florida decided the
presidential election. That is the same
size as one small dorm on campus.
"We're determined to have a fair
and effective election this year - there
are going to be teams of lawyers at the
polls to make sure no rights are vio-
lated," Edwards assured.
Char DeWolf works as a volunteer
with the campaign and said Edwards
represents an important demographic of
young voters.
"College students need to learn that

they do have a huge impact," she said.
LSA junior Ramya Raghavan, presi-
dent of College Democrats said educa-
tion is a critical issue in the election.
"As a college student, I think our most
important issue is education," Raghavan
said. "Every student should think about
each candidate and what that candidate
can do for them."
Edwards also mentioned that many
issues not projected through the media
exist, making it necessary for everyone
to do his or her own research.
For instance, when Edwards was
informed that liberal filmmaker Michael
Moore was also speaking last night, she.
talked about how his films bring issues,
which may not receive media focus, to

public attention.
"He's a smart filmmaker," she com-
mented. "Some ideas in his movie 'Fahren-
heit 9/11' are going overboard, but bringing
to light some of the truths of our situation is
beneficial in terms of stimulating (his audi-
ence) personally and emotionally."
Bottom line, Edwards just wants to
motivate all young people to vote.
"We deserve, and have a responsibili-
ty, to decide who our president is ... don't
trust others to do it for you, take a stand
and make your own choice," she said.
Lowenstein said Cate is a powerful
tool for the campaign.
"Encouragement from Cate has
strongly worked for the Kerry and
Edwards campaign," Lowenstein said.

Palestinian rocket kills two children in Israel

SDEROT, Israel (AP) - A Palestin-
ian rocket slammed into a street in this
southern Israeli town yesterday, killing
two preschool children playing in a yard
as Israelis ushered in the fall harvest
festival of Sukkot.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon phoned
Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal and told him
that "Israel will respond" to the attack, a
government official said.
The rocket attack came in defiance
of a major Israeli raid into the nearby
Gaza Strip aimed at rooting out mili-
tants behind an unending wave of rocket
attacks in recent weeks. The raid, which
began late Tuesday, killed four Palestin-

ians and wounded 46 others, Palestinian
hospital officials said.
In response to the Sderot attack,
Israeli security officials said they would
broaden the operation in northern Gaza;
an Israeli helicopter strike near a Gaza
refugee camp killed one Palestinian
militant and wounded another.
Elsewhere in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip, seven Palestinians, includ-
ing a 14-year-old boy, were killed by
Israeli army fire.
The government official said Sharon
promised Moyal that the military would
make it more difficult for Palestinians to
launch missiles at the border town. The

official, who spoke on condition of ano-
nymity, did not give details.
The rocket slammed into a quiet
street early yesterday evening, just as
Sukkot was beginning. Most residents in
the neighborhood are immigrants from
Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.
The blast blew out the windows of a
house, showered a minibus with shrap-
nel and killed two children of Ethiopian
descent. Dorit Benesay, 2, and Yuval
Abeva, 4, were playing under an olive
tree outside Yuval's grandmother's
house when the rocket struck, emergen-
cy workers and neighbors said.
"After the rocket fell, a man, maybe 20

years old, took the boy in his arms. He was
in shock. He ran with the boy, he didn't
know what to do," said Zina Shurov, 48, a
neighbor. "I saw the boy, he had no legs."
The homemade Qassam rocket was
the 30th to hit Israeli communities in the
past month and the 14th to hit Sderot in
that time, according to the Israeli army.
"We live from Qassam to Qassam.
The situation gets worse and worse
every day," said Mordecai Moyal, a
Sderot resident.
The Islamic militant group Hamas
claimed responsibility for the rocket
attack in a statement on its website, and
the group said it would not abandon the

rocket attacks.
"We will continue with this honor-
able battle until we achieve either victo-
ry or martyrdom," Nizar Rayan, a local
Hamas leader, said in Jebaliya.
The violence highlighted the failure
so far of Israel's increasingly intense
efforts against militants firing the rock-
ets from Gaza. The militants have been
intensifying anti-Israel attacks ahead
of the Jewish state's announced pullout
from Gaza scheduled for next year.
The rockets are inaccurate and often
ineffective, but they have created fear in
Israeli border towns. A previous attack
in June killed two Israelis in Sderot.

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