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Senate,
considers
ortion
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A
Senate panel delayed a vote yester-
day on the latest anti-abortion bill,
while one lawmaker proposed an al-
ternative tilted more toward the
pro-choice side.
"We need to review the amend-
ments. I've tentatively scheduled a
meeting for two weeks from to-
day," said Sen. Jack Welborn, (R-
Kalamazoo) chairperson of the
Family Law, Criminal Law and
Corrections Committee.
That panel is studying
Welborn's bill that would require a
24-hour waiting period for abortion.
It also would require doctors to
*provide women with certain infor-
pation before they could have one
of the operations.
Committee members, Right to
Life of Michigjn, and pro-choice
forces are wrestling over whether
the bill and the information should
*"contain language favorable to anti-
"abortion or pro-choice forces.
"What you're looking for is the
*Right to Life perspective in a pam-
phlet," Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-
Lansing) told Edward Rivet, leg-
islative director for Right to Life of
Michigan.
Welborn's bill would require a
doctor to provide a woman the fol-
lowing information at least 24
hours before performing an abor-
tion:
The age of the fetus, its
anatomical and physiological char-
acteristics, how it will be aborted
and what to do if there are compli-
dations;
The possible risk to the
patient, including infection,
bleeding, sterility, and death as well
as psychological ramifications, and;
That services are available to
help the woman during pregnancy
,, nd if she keeps the child or gives it
up for adoption.

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Graduates will get six

commencement

by Henry Goldblatt
Daily Administration Reporter
As the University prepares for
President Bush's campus-wide
commencement address and final-
izes plans for ticket distribution,
the 17 individual colleges are plan-
ning their own ceremonies.
The University announced
yesterday that each graduate will
receive six tickets for the unified
graduation ceremony featuring a
keynote address by President George
Bush.
Staff and faculty members will
be issued two tickets if they want to
attend the ceremony.
Graduates will be able to pick up
tickets between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
April 29 through May 2 in the
basement of the LSA Building.
Additional tickets will be issued to
the public depending on availability
after the initial distribution period.
Many colleges have planned
individual recognition ceremonies
to supplement the unified ceremony.
Because of time constraints, LSA
will not have a separate ceremony,
said LSA Graduation Committee
Chair Frank Beaver.
However, Beaver added,
individual departments within LSA
will hold receptions for graduates,
their families and faculty during the
graduation weekend.
Engineering graduates will have
a separate recognition ceremony
Saturday May 4 at 5 p.m. Retired
NASA astronaut Jack Lousma will

address the graduates.
The University's Medical School
will have its annual ceremony May
31 at Hill Auditorium. Those
graduates will be addressed by
former Medical School Dean
William Hubbard.
Law school graduates will be
addressed by Dr. Claus-Dieter
Ehlermann, director of legal
services of the Commission of the
European Communities, on May 12
at 3 p.m. at Hill Auditorium.

tickets
Neuroscience Seymour Kety, Head
of the Theory Division at the
Institute of Space Research in
Moscow Roald Sagdeev, Founder
and Chair of Taubman Co. Alfred
Taubman, and President of
Academia Sinca in Taiwan Ta-You
Wu.
In soliciting nominations for
honorary degrees, University
President James Duderstadt sends a
letter to deans, department heads
and directors.

Many colleges have planned individual
recognition ceremonies to supplement the
unified ceremony with President George
Bush.

The Business School will hold a
ceremony in Crisler Arena Friday,
May 3 at 7 p.m. Edmund Carpenter,
chair and chief executive officer of
General Signal Corporation, will
address the graduates.
In other graduation news, the
University announced Monday the
list of honorary degree recipients at
the May 4 ceremony.
Besides awarding honorary
degrees to Barbara and George Bush,
the University will confer five
other honorary degrees to Emory's
Vice President for Academic
Affairssand Provost Billy Frye,
Harvard Professor Emeritus of

After receiving nominations, the
Honorary Degree Committee
reviews the recommendations and
submits its approved list to the
University Board of Regents, which
authorizes the nominations.
"We are looking very pro-
actively toward women at various
stages of academic distinction as
well as minority candidates,"
Rackham Dean John D'Arms said.
D'Arms added he was pleased
with the large number of honorary
degree recipients. In past years, the
University has usually awarded
between two and four honorary
degrees.

SUZIE PALEY/Daily
Are you experienced?
Peter Seligman, 4 1/2, broke into a most triumphant riff on his custom-
sized guitar yesterday in front of the Espresso Royale Cafe.

Higher education budget hearings continue

by Bethany Robertson
Daily Government Reporter
State representatives continue to
hear testimony in the House
Subcommittee on Higher Education
this week, although there has been
little dispute over Gov. John
Engler's proposal to increase educa-
tion funding by 4 percent in next
year's budget.

Subcommittee members support 4 percent increase

"Surprising enough, they are in
agreement about the amount of the
appropriation," said Alaina
Campbell, legislative director for
the Michigan Collegiate Coalition
(MCC). "They're targeting the
same amount of money, but they
may put it in a little different for-
mat."
Representatives from MCC - a
student lobbying group based in
Lansing - testified at yesterday's
meeting. Campbell said MCC's
most important recommendation
for the subcommittee was the cre-

ation of a periodic review process of
the state's financial aid programs.
"With the House democrats and
Gov. Engler agreeing to a 4 percent
increase in the general fund appro-
priations for public universities,
legislators have expressed an inter-
est in making sure the money is
spent effectively," MCC Chair Guy
Clark said.
Campbell said MCC's proposal
will make the financial aid system
more accountable.
"Legislators appropriate money.
But they never have any extensive

follow-up as to how effective those
programs are," she said. "There are a
lot of glaring inequities that the
state needs to focus on. I think this
would shed significant light on
where the majority of our financial
aid money is going."
Although Engler's 1991-92 bud-
get proposals have been called
"mean-spirited" by many democrats
critical of his social services reduc-
tions, the governor's education pro-
posals face little opposition in the
subcommittee. Many conflicts have
already arisen between the

Republican governor and the
Democrat-controlled House.
"We have to remember this is
the higher education committee,"
Campbell said. "People may get
stingier as the budget process goes
along."
Glenn Stevens, chair of the
Presidents' Council of Michigan's
15 public universities, said the coun-
cil is satisfied with negotiations.
"There's no question that the
higher education community is very
pleased with this as a recommenda-
tion given what is currently happen-
ing with the state budget," he said.

THE LIST
rWhat's happening in Ann Arbor today

Meetings
Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
weekly meeting. Prof. Peter Railton,
Topic: "Grue and You: Two Puzzles
Involving Time." 2220 Angell Hall, 6
.m--
AIESEC (International Association
of Students in Economics and Busi-
pess), weekly meeting. B-School, Rm.
1273,6:00.
Latin American Solidarity Commit-
tee (LASC), weekly mtg. Union, 8 p.m.
EQ/RC Social Group for Lesbians,
Bisexuals and Gay Men, weekly mtg.
norm residents especially encouraged
to attend. Call 763-2788 for info.
Revolutionary Workers League
Current Events Study Group,
weekly mtg. East Quad, 52 Greene,
7:30.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
outreach mtg. Michigan Union, Tap
Room, 5 p.m.
Students Against U.S. Intervention
in the Middle East (SAUSI), weekly
action mtg. Michigan Union, 3rd floor,
MSA office, 6 p.m.
Michigan Video Yearbook, weekly
°mtg. Union, 4th floor, 6:3 0.
Indian-Pakistani-American Stu-
dents Council, weekly mtg. Union,
Tap Room, 6:30.
Islamic Study Group, weekly mtg.
League, 3rd floor, 5:30.
U of M Students of Objectivism,
business mtg.fficer elections.
Dominick's, 8 p.m.
U of M Friends of Victims of War,
weekly mtg. MSA Peace and Justice
Office, 7 p.m.
Speakers
"Reconstructions on Soviet Art and
Culture," Anatole Senkevitch. Lane
Hall Commons, noon.
"The Constitution-Making Porcess:
A Comparative Study of the Late
Eighteenth Century and the Late
Twentieth Century," Jon Elster. 250
Hutchins, 4 p.m.
"The CIA, Human Rights and
American Democracy," Philip Agee.
For info, call LASC at 665-8438.
MLB, Lec Rm 3,8 p.m.
"Robustness of MLE for Multi-Step
Prediction: The Exponential
Smoothing Case," George Tiao of the
University of Chicago. 241 IOE Bldg, 4
p.m.
Flurthermore

puting Center 1-3 a.m. Sun. - Thurs.
Call 763-4246 or stop by the courtyard.
Service ends April 24.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
safety walking service. Functions 8-
1:30 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK
or stop by 2333 Bursley. Service ends
April 24.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors available
to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00. 611 Church Comput-
ing Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-
11.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Club,
weekly practice. Call 994-3620 for
info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8:30-
9:30.
U of M Tae Kwon Do Club,
Wednesday workout. .CCRB Martial
Arts Rm., 7-8:30.
U of M Shotokan Karate Club,
Wednesday practice. Call Ravindra
Prasad for info. IM Bldg. Martial Arts
Rm., 7-9:00.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, Wednesday
practice. Call David Dow, 668-7478,
for info. IM Bldg, Wrestling Rm, 7-9.
Beans and Rice Dinner, weekly event.
Guild House, 802 Monroe St., 6:00.
American Chemical Society tutor-
ing. Every Monday and Wednesday,
Chem Bldg, rm 1706, 7-9.
U of M Women's Rugby Club,
Wednesday practice. Tartan Turf, 7-9.
"Just Who the Hell Do You Think
You Are?" a show about image and
identity. Bursley', 10 p.m.
Womyn's Rites and Rhythms,
weekly radio program. WCBN 88.3. 6-
7.
Central Area Plan Public Forum.
Regency Campus Inn, 7-9.
Breaking the Silence, workshop for
survivors of rape and incest. 25 Angell,
7:30.
"Europe on thenCheap," workshop.
International Center. Info: 764-9310.
7-8:30.
"Give the Gift of Life," bone marrow
screening drive. 1209 Union, 10-3.
Minority males only.
"Visits Livonia," World Health Day
video series. School of Public Health I,
rm 3042, noon.
"Entemann's with Endelman," in-
formal discussion of the origins of
Zionism is racism. Hillel, 4 p.m.
Pre-trip meeting for rock climbing
trip. N. Campus Rec Bldg conference
rm, 7-10.
Introduction to CP&P. Career

Environmentalism YS

challenged
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
The environmental movement is
the enemy of human-made power,
the Industrial Revolution, and tech-
nology, said George Reisman, Prof.
of Economics at Pepperdine
University last night.
Reisman advocates Ayn Rand's
theory of Objectivism, which sup-
ports unlimited economic progress,
the profit motive, and free trade.
Reisman's speech "Toxicity of
Environmentalism" was sponsored
by the Michigan Students of
Objectivism.
Environmentalists feel hatred
for technological accomplishments,
Reisman said. "(People) believe na-
ture is valuable in and of itself
without benefit from man," he said.
Reisman said restricting oil ex-
ploration in the frozen barren desert
of Alaska because of its "intrinsic
value" serves no purpose, except to
forsake land.
"In pursuit of his well-being,
man destroys nature. It is his pos-
session and use of reason and tech-
nology for which he is hated,"
Reisman said.
Reisman said the environmental
movement works on the premise of
fear.
"Environmentalists' satisfac-
tion comes from human terror....
Many of the environmental claims
are false," he said. Based on the ways
asbestos is used, Forbes magazine
reported someone is one-third as
likely to die from asbestos exposure
than being struck by lightening,
Reisman added.
Reisman disputed popular per-
ceptions about the dangers of CFCs,
radiation, and dioxin.
"These claims are made without
any regard for the truth," he said.

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'tOXiC'

"Environmentalists reach for what-
ever is at hand ... and draw infer-
ences not based on science but on
imagination."
"It is impossible for CFCs to
destroy the ozone because few are
capable of reaching the atmosphere.
There has been an ozone hole since
before CFCs were present,"
Reisman said.
Technology will solve any prob-
lems brought on by industrializa-
tion, Reisman claimed. "The appro-
priate response to global warming
would be to make sure there are
more and better air conditioners."
The environmental movement
maintains that science and technol-
ogy can't be relied upon, Reisman
said. Yet, "the environmental
movement holds that science can
forecast the weather for the next
400 years," he added. "We're being
asked to abandon the Industrial
Revolution based on a weather
forecast."
Many students heckled Reisman
and voiced their disagreement.
"The student Objectivists are
exploiting Ayn Rand's principles to
justify their greed and apathy to-
ward social issues," LSA junior
Tom Baksik said.
Some students said they agreed
with Reisman.
"Most things he said were
pretty dead-on," Natural Resources
junior Scott Smith said.
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