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By Christine M. Paik
Daily Staff Repttrter
Amidst the serene backdrop of the
Huron River in Gallup Park Monday
morning, people of all ages gathered
to run in the name of peace.
A welcoming ceremony for runners
carrying the peace torch for the Sri
Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run,
an Olympic-style relay symbolizing
peace, took place at the Gallup Park
Livery on Fuller Road, complete with
balloons, banners and flags from
around the world.
Sampan Nyman, a national Peace
Run coordinator, said the Peace Run is
an open event that invites community
members to participate in the run fes-
"We encourage anyone and every-
one to participate," Nyman said. "As
the runners run along with the torch,
they try to inspire anyone who's around
to at least hold the torch.
"We just want to inspire people and
give them a way to express their desire
Kapila Castoldi, Michigan Peace
Run coordinator, said the ceremony
and the run through Ann Arbor were
successful, despite the humid weather.
"It was very difficult because of the
unbearable heat, but the runners had
incredible support - the mayor, dif-
ferent organizations, and the crowds,"
Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon, as
well as representatives from various
peace organizations, attended the event.
"I hope the runners leave with
pleasant memories of Ann Arbor,"
Sheldon said. "I hope they leave with
a sense of community involvement.
The seed must be planted in order to
grow to be a world product."
Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom Coordinator Odile
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Ann Arbor Community Center day campers Otis Little (left) and Darrin Wilson participate in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-
Home Peace Run Monday.
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"It's fairly timely because the educa-
tion committee is starting to set the
budget and this determines priorities
for financial aid like grants and loans,"
LSA Rep. Dan Serota, co-chair of
the lobby day, said the event provided
students a perfect opportunity to flex
"It's important students talk directly
to representatives to show them that we
watch what they do and that these bills
do affect students," Serota said. When
MSA, representing a 35,000-student
University, meets with members of
Congress, policy-makers are going to
pay attention, he said.
Generally, representatives were
receptive to assembly members'
stances regarding educational issues,
"Each office has a slightly different
view on things," Serota said. "But they
were happy we stopped by and most of
the Michigan delegation is behind get-
ting more money for higher educa-
Along with continuing efforts to main-
tain or raise the status quo on financial
aid, MSA representatives discussed sever-
al other developments with legislators.
They lobbied furiously against an
amendment to a House of
Representatives bill that would put
another pinch in graduate students'
LSA Rep. Erin Carey said that stu-
dents must keep in contact with legisla-
tors to maintain an education-friendly
Summer special call
Hugonot-Haber stressed the impor-
tance of individuals coming together
to make a difference locally.
"I want people to feel a connection
with each other," Hugonot-Haber said.
"I want people
to sense com-
munities work- f want
ing for peace."
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"I love to run, and the thought of
running for peace, well, that's just
right up my alley,' Nicholas said.
Lyudmila Yershova, a student from
Novosibirsk, Russia, served as one of
13 members of the Sri Chinmoy
Marathon Team who ran the entire dis-
tance across the United States.
"It has been a great experience
for me personally," Yershova said.
to show lucky, to be
here. I want to
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that they really
dmila Yershova Peace Run
Run participant takes place
year in more
than 70 countries.
"It is such a large event, especially in
the U.S., and it takes more than a year
to organize it," Nyman said. "It would
be, from the organizational standpoint,
impossible to have it every year."
Castoldi, however, hopes that peace
is a constant goal.
"Our goal is to continue to grow;
we hope this doesn't end in two
weeks," Castoldi said. "In the in-
between years, we try to do some-
thing, so the population doesn't for-
get about it. Last year we went to
schools and talked to children about
The Peace Run was founded in
1987 by Sri Chinmoy, a peace advo-
cate who dedicated his life to promot-
ing the cause of peace.
The worldwide event is non-politi-
cal, non-religious and nonprofit, gain-
ing most of its assistance from volun-
teers, donations and leaders around
the world. Past supporters have
included Mother Teresa and The Dalai
Information on the Sri Chinmoy
Oneness-Home Peace Run can be
found online at
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departments - ophthalmology, pedi-
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Zanka said that while the rankings
indicate top-quality hospitals, local
hospitals that may not have been
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high evaluation in hospital technolo-
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