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August 10, 1998

a a
't .
he state is taking a new approach to preparing college stu-
f or the job market.
ollege students, although furthering their knowledge in
eir fields, are not becoming high-tech ready quickly enough
r the demands of the "real world."
To solve this problem, Governor John Engler allocated $20
'lion in June to be used by colleges and training centers all
er Michigan for 'Career Scholarships.' Seventy percent of the
tal award will go to community colleges in Michigan, and the
maining 30 percent will go to other training providers.
The scholarships will fund students enrolled in educational
ograms which train them in a technical field over the course
ne to two years.
he schools or training providers will work directly with
eir local Workforce Development Boards to determine the
pes of training programs to offer and the number of scholar-
ttps needed to support the programs.
The Workforce Development Boards then apply for the
tuds from the Jobs Commission of Michigan. This year marks
e first school year the programs will be offered. Community
lleges are therefore trying to spread the word to people
terested in being trained in a technical field.
For the schools to receive money for the technical programs, their
See CAREER, Page 2

Susan T. Port
Dtally Nessa Edusi,
No ditvng, please.
At least not until the Uniersity's
Donald Caniam Natatorium is fitished
with its renovations. The University allo-
cated $7 million for the constrtction.
The course of constrtction is "within
our budget right now," said Mike
Stevenson, executive senior associate ath-
letic director.
Stevenson said many different aspects
of the Natatorium need to be completed,
such as renovations to the roof, tiling for
the pool, installing of steam pipes to heat
the entire building and fixing the overal
control mechanisms of the facility, such as
air-conditioning and the control of water.
Stevenson said the renovations need to
be coordinated with each other.
"I think it's that all of the different
aspects have got to cotne together,"
See CANHAM, Page 2

The Canham Natatorium diving well is filled, not with water as it usually is, but with scaffold-
ing, as the whole facility undergoes renovations last week.


Studentsr vote - ina gubernato "1 _ty,. 1 rv y rial . #
p i m aries ' - . Si_ + 'w ! l. . ; { t { g M #sa 1 e co n r y "n ~ 5.

1) }. Es. na I sr 1
GeolHrey teger, the combatsve
la ser for Jack Kesorkian, secured thte
Democratic nouination for governor
last Tuesday, edging out fellow con-
tenders Larry Owen and Doug Ross.
As expected, Governor John Engler
was selected for the Republican guber-
natorial candidate, in his attempt to
seek a third term.
While young people are often
described as apathetic at best in the
political arena, many students said elec-
tion primaries are an integral part of the
democratic process.
"It's important to have a voice in
decisions that are made about our gov-
ernment," said LSA junior Randall
Johnson, an Ohio resident.
Bram Elias, an LSA junior who
knows the importance of voting from

his own successful bid for an MSA
seat, voted for the first time in the
California primary three weeks ago.
"I got my absentee ballot in the
mail" Elias said. "It was the first elec-
tion I got to vote in."
Even though the candidate he
voted for lost, Elias said he was
happy he had taken the trouble to cast
his ballot.
Other students could not find time
to vote in the primary, with work
demands and other constraints.
Many said they simply did not have
the will to trek home to vote where
they are registered.
"I didn't think ahead of time to get an
absentee ballot," said Riley Hoffman,
an LSA junior from Romeo. "It's an
hour-and-a-half drive home. I just did-
n't feel like it."
Jackie Townsend, an LSA junior,

sad she forgot about the electon
bectuse she doesn't own a televi-
"I feel so bad," Townsend said. "I
had an absentee ballot, and I just
never got around to voting. I don't
have a TV, so I didn't know when it
was happening."
Still others saw no point in partic-
ipating in the electoral process, say-
ing the candidates being offered by
the parties across the country was
giving them very little selection.
"I don't think the primaries are an
effective way to voice your opinion,"
said Mark MolI6, a New York resi-
dent attending State University of
New York. "I think there's only one
party in this country anyway. I'm
-- Daily News Editor Susan T Port
contributed to this report.

Five-year-old Leland Rooney gets a big hug from Louie the Lightning
Bug at Northwood Housing during National Night Out.

ord Nuclear Reactor closes
own for a few weeks for a
afety retreat. Page 3.

A new Brian DePalma movie Michigan and Ohio State once
rolls into theaters with lucky again are the cream of the Big
sevens. Page 9. Ten crop. Page 13. x"http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily

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