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sign up for annual
Blood Battle today
Students can sign up on the Diag
today to donate blood for the annual
Blood Battle competition between the
Michigan and Ohio State, in which
the schools compete to donate the
most pints of blood before their foot-
ball teams face off later this month.
The sign-up will take place between
noon and 6 p.m. There will be a raffle
and students can make appointments
for donations and view various enter-
Former leader of
Norway to lecture
Gro Brundtland, the former prime
minister of Norway and former direc-
tor-general of the World Health Organi-
zation, will speak at this year's Annual
Peter M. Wege Lecture, at noon today at
the Mendelssohn Theater.
The lecture, presented by the Cen-
ter for Sustainable Systems and the
School of Natural Resources and
Environment, deals with the topic of
mayor to address
students in forum
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje
and his opponent in the mayoral
elections, Jane Lumm, will share
their ideas on planning issues
important to students in Ann Arbor,
in a question-and-answer session
tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in audito-
rium 2104 of the Art and Architec-
A staff member in the Rackham
Building reported to the Department of
Public Safety that a woman in the ladies'
restroom was screaming obscenities at
other people Wednesday morning. A
DPS officer came to the scene, but the
woman was already gone.
stolen from Diag
A University groundskeeper reported
to DPS Wedgesday around noon that
two bronze plaques were stolen from
phone stolen from
Alice Lloyd kitchen
A caller reported to DPS Wednesday
evening that a cell phone was stolen from
the kitchen in Alice Lloyd Residence Hall.
The cell phone had been left unattended.
In Daily History
Polls show dead
heat just six days
October 29, 1992 - Bill Clinton
alternatively poked and praised Ross
Perot yesterday, hoping to siphon off
support in a race for the White House
growing closer by the day.
Perot mapped plans for a campaign-
ending series of rallies to .pplement
the most expensive televis<2 advertis-
ing effort in American history.
Clinton's lead has shrunk in recent
days as Perot has gained in the polls.
The latest surveys pointed to a tight-
ening race, although they differed on
how tight. A CNN-USA Today survey
of 1,217 likely voters showed Clinton
at 40 percent, George H. W. Bush at 38
Bracelet sales to raise money for hospital
By Amber Colvin
Daily Staff Reporter.
People all over campus have been wearing yel-
low rubber bracelets on their wrists recently, but the
University also hopes to see them wearing blue.
The athletic department and C.S. Mott Children's
Hospital have teamed up to sell blue wristbands to
raise money for the Champions for Children cam-
paign, dedicated to raising money for a new chil-
dren and women's hospital at the University.
"Obviously there was a lot of success with the
Lance Armstrong wristbands, and we wanted
to ride on that success in favor of Mott," said
University Health Services spokeswoman Kristi
Hopson, referring to the yellow bands sold to
raise money by the Lance Armstrong Foundation
to raise money for cancer research.
Instead of saying "live strong," like the Arm-
strong bands, the blue bracelets will say "M GO
BLUE for Mott." Football coach Lloyd Carr,
hockey coach Red Berenson and men's basket-
ball coach Tommy Amaker will all be wearing
the wristbands. Carr is co-chair of the Cham-
pions for Children campaign, along with Uni-
versity Regent David Brandon (R-Ann Arbor), a
former Michigan football player.
"It was a partnership that Lloyd Carr and the
athletic department felt strongly about," athletic
department spokesman David Ablauf said.
In a press conference Monday, Carr said, "I
hope everybody in this state will embrace and
join our team in an effort to build a new chil-
dren's hospital. We need it desperately."
The bracelets will be sold for $2 during
tomorrow's football game against Michigan
State, and also at M-Den, Dunham's Sports,
area Meijer stores, Atlanta Bread Company on
State Street and online at www.mden.com. One
dollar from each wristband sold will go toward
"The wristbands are something that's very
affordable to purchase. You come away with a
great looking wristband, and you've supported
our campaign," said Hopson.
She said the goal of the campaign is to raise $50
million for a new hospital. She added that since C.S.
Mott Children's Hospital was built in the 1950s,
many advancements in patient care, research and
medical technology have been made, but the hos-
pital is struggling to keep up. For example, the
hospital has difficulty finding space for new medi-
cal equipment, Hopson said. Also, the building is
filled to capacity everyday, she said.
"All of our beds are always full," Hopson said.
She added that a new building is the way to main-
tain high quality patient care, but the University
Board of Regents, similar to a board of directors,
have yet to approve the plan.
The blue wristbands are not the only way the
athletic department is trying to help thecampaign.
This summer, Carr and many football players host-
ed "Carr's Wash for Kids" at Michigan Stadium. In
one day they washed 509 cars, signed autographs
and raised $75,000 for the campaign.
Ablauf said athletes regularly make visits to
the children's hospital.
"My goal is to see these bracelets worn by fans
throughout Michigan Stadium and the commu-
nity. The spirit and courage that these children
display is moving and inspiring to everyone.
Our athletes learn so much from them each and
every time they visit Mott Hospital," Carr said
in a news release.
For the children
The University Athletic Department and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital are selling
wrist bands to raise money for the Champions for Children campaign, which is dedi-
cated to raising money for a new women and children's hospital at the University.
Bands can be purchased for $2 by logging onto wwwmden.com and at Meijer stores,
Dunham's Sports on North Maple Road and Atlanta Bread Company on State Street.
Courtesy of Univer-
sity Health System
Carr and K0i
for a new
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may be to cut government spending, evidence
suggests this has yet to happen. Discretionary
government spending as a percentage of gross
domestic product increased from 6.3 percent in
2000 to 7.8 percent in 2004,
Slemrod said. "Sooner o
"Sooner or later we are
going to have to raise taxes or aregoing
lower government spending," goin
he added. to raise ta
In addition to repealing the
tax cuts for Americans earn- lower gov
ing more than $200,000, Kerry
proposes cutting the corporate spending.
tax rate by 5 percent while
eliminating foreign tax defer-
He says the defernients pro-
vide incentives for American
companies to outsource by allowing them to
avoid paying U.S. taxes on income earned and
A hallmark of Kerry's speeches has been his
charge that Bush is giving money back to the
wealthy while ignoring the middle and lower
"The largest benefits (of the tax cuts) will go to
affluent families," Slemrod said, referring to tax
cuts over the past four years.
Bush aides insist that the tax cuts have helped
citizens of all income levels and are a neces-
sary measure to stimulate the economy. Gross
domestic product, the total value of all goods
r later we
and services produded in the
United States, has grown
steadily since the cuts were
"John Kerry talks about tax-
ing the rich, but he has a long
history of voting for higher
taxes on the middle class,
and his own budget reveals he
would raise taxes on people
making less than $200,000 per
year," Bush campaign spokes-
man Steve Schmidt said.
Slemrod, a senior economist
for the President's Council of
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right to use anticipatory self-defense against
errorist threats. However, Chomsky said,
anticipatory self-defense was not seen as
an excuse for Japan to attack Pearl Harbor,
despite the fact that the U.S. was plotting
an attack against Japan that would have
destroyed its wooden cities.
The majority of the crowd was enthusi-
astic to Chomsky's message, giving him a
standing ovation before and after his lec-
ture. "If every person had a fraction of the
insight that Noam Chomsky has, we would
be in a much higher place," said Dave Kar-
gol, editor of Eastern Michigan University's
student newspaper, The Eastern Echo. "I
can only try to hold onto a few things he said
and think about them further."
"I was particularly impressed by Chom-
sky's presence at his age," said LSA senior
Michael Morgan " Although he is (75 years
old), he spoke with more eloquence than our
There were, however, students who were
skeptical of Chomsky's message. "I do not
agree with everything Chomsky has to say,"
said RC freshman Miriam Liebman. "I think
he is a little too extreme, and when you are
too extreme you lose sight of reality."
Liebman also mentioned what she called
Chomsky's anti-Semitic reputation and his
skepticism for considering Israel a Jewish
state, although he himself is Jewish.
The Lecture on Academic and Intellectual
Freedom was established in 1990 to honor three
University professors who were called to testify
before the Congressional Committee on Un-
American Activities during the McCarthy era.
The University suspended all three professors
and two of them, pharmacologist Mark Nicker-
son and mathematician Chandler Davis, were
fired. The tour is meant to serve as a reminder
that Americans' freedoms are vulnerable and
ought not be taken for granted.
Chomsky will give a lecture entitled "Bio-
linguistics and Human Cognitive Capacities"
today at 2 p.m. in the Modern Languages
Chomsky has published more than 70
books and more than 1,000 articles in the
fields of linguistics, philosophy, intellectual
history, politics, cognitive sciences and psy-
chology. His books include: Reflections on
Language, Manufacturing Consent (with
E.S. Herman), What Uncle Sam Really
Wants and 9-11.
Economic Advisors in 1984 and 1985, empha-
sized the difference between what the candidates
say and what they actually will do. He said if
Kerry is elected, he may not be able to imple-
ment many of his proposed changes if the U.S.
House of Representatives stays under Republican