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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 18, 1995 - 7A

aterity's
es $1,000
or Ch
y Stu Bertow
or the Daily
To raise money and awareness for
1eir house philanthropy, members of
i Kappa Phi spent 36 continuous hours
'hursday and Friday 12 feet above the
)iag.
The fraternity's annual Scaffold Sit,
eld on behalf of PUSH (People for the
Jnderstanding of the Severely Handi-
apped) raised nearly $1,000 forchari -
~ble projects. The placement of the
ouch high over the Diag created the
ttention needed for enthusiastic par-
cipants to solicit donations effectively.
"I think we made a big impact and
ot the name out. We showed people
Eat an organization like this exists,"
aid PUSH chair, LSA junior Nirav
hah.
PUSH will use the money for con-
truction of recreational equipment for
hildren and various services for the
isabled nationwide.
Though the purpose of the event was
serious charity effort, participants
nsured a fun environment. "It's an
rteresting view to be so high above the
)iag," said LSA sophomore Chris
oidi. "It's greatto watch all the people
uring class switches and shout to
eople and make them smile."
Despite the length ofthe project, bore-
om was not a concern. "We played
'ootball at midnight and had a radio
ith music. Plus, our friends were in
md out all the time," Shah said.
"We played soccer and had 'kick
feld goals in the Diag for* $1,"' said
SA junior Dan Chudnof.
Members said their unique method
fsolicitation wastvital to their success.
'With so many people asking for money
n the Diag, students tend to get jaded,
so by being creative, it's easier,"
"hudnof said.
The intent and results of the Scaffold
it furthered the importance of the drive
mnd increased enthusiasm. "When you
,ayyou're helping kids, people are much
pore sympathetic," said LSA sopho-
nore Andrew Lemanski. "Kids bring
p o many images of innocence, so

Michigan senators plan to

supports
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republi-
can legislation overhauling the nation's
welfare system should pass early this
week, according to predictions by Sen-
ate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
Michigan's senators, Republican Spen-
cerAbrahamandDemocratCarlLevin,
predicted they would vote for the bill.
The plan would end the federal
guarantee to welfare benefits for
single-parent families, turn the fed-
eral money over to the states in the
form of block grants, and trim spend-
ing by $70 billion.
After 95 hours of debate, mara-
thon back-room negotiations on child
care, and votes on dozens of amend-
ments, Dole said Friday that the
Senate's vote to send the bill to a
conference committee with the House
would be tomorrow.
The Senate version refused to cut
off cash welfare to teen-age mothers
by a vote of 76-24 and declined 66-34
to end the automatic increases in pub-
lic assistance payments to single moth-

welfare overhaul

ers who have more babies on welfare.
Both measures were in the overhaul bill
passed by the House in March, along
with denying aid to many immigrants.
Levin voted for stripping both pro-
visions from the Senate bill, saying
capping assistance to welfare moth-
ers who have more babies or cutting
off cash welfare to teen-age mothers
would mean punishing their children.
He also said he was persuaded by the
argument of Sen. Pete Domenici (R-
N.M.): that there was no proof a fam-
ily cap on assistance would prevent
pregnancies.
Abraham voted for ending cash
welfare to teen-age mothers because
it had an opt out provision for states,
preserving their flexibility to experi-
ment. However, he chose to vote
against increasing payments to single
mothers who have more babies be-
cause he wants to give states maxi-
mum flexibility, and there was no opt
out option toward that end.
"I think the governor should be

given the maximum possible flexibil-
ity, and the block granting of dollars
would allow states to make the deci-
sions as to what works best for each
state," Abraham said.
Abraham's provision in the wel-
fare bill, that bonus money go to states
that bring down the number of out-of-
wedlock births while not increasing
abortion rates, was reconfirmed by a
63-37 vote. "This (measure) will pro-
vide states with an incentive to tackle
this problem head-on," he said.
Levin also voted for the bonus
provision, saying he supported ef-
forts to reduce illegitimacy.
Levin spent most of his efforts on
the welfare bill trying to strengthen
its work provisions before the final
vote for passage. Thursday night,
Levin won a concession from Dole
that able-bodied welfare recipients be
in job training, in school or working
in private sector jobs or community
service jobs within three months of
receiving benefits.

Candidate accused of domestic violence

Engineering first-year student George Anderson and Architecture junior D.J. Mroz
sit on a scaffold Thursday in the Diag to raise money for PUSH America.
With so many people asking for
money on the Diagj students tend to
get jaded, so by being creative, it's
easier.
-- Dan Chudnof
LSA junior

By Maureen Sirhal
Daily Staff Reporter
City administrator candidate Roger
Crum of Spokane, Wash., was accused of
committing domestic violence after mak-
ing a remark to two City Council mem-
bers during an interview Sept. 6.
Councilmember Stephen Hartwell (D-
4th Ward) circulated a memo to fellow
council members and other city depart-
ment heads stating he was disgusted with
Crum after the interviews. When asked
how he deals with stress on the job, Crum
reportedly said, "I don't get to vent-I go
home and beat my wife."
Hartwell sent his memo discourag-
ing the appointment of Crum one week
after the interviews.
Hartwell said he wanted to get a legal
opinion first to find out whether Crum's
remarks constituted harassment.
"If this was really so offensive, why
didn't he bring it up immediately?"
Councilmember Peter Nicolas (I-4th

Ward) asked.
Crum sent apologies to all council
members and said his comments were
misunderstood.
But Hartwell defended his statements.
"I stand by what I wrote," he said
Friday during a special council session.
Crum's wife denied the allegations
of abuse.
Members of the community gave
opinions during the public hearings
Friday in which they condemned the
council for political maneuvering.
"If (Crum) is rejected, it is ridicu-
lous, petty and downright stupid on the
part of council," said community activ-
ist Letty Wickliffe.
Despite mixed feelings, Crum was
voted down and the nomination went to
Neal Berlin of Arvada, Colo.
Some council members expressed re-
gret over the manner in which things
were handled.
"This has been a sad couple of days

CITY
Continued from Page 1A
If Berlin accepts,hewill deal with
the University on a regular basis
over issues of parking, housing,
safety and commercial viability.
"As a graduate of the University,
it gives Mr. Berlin an advantage of
(knowing how the University) oper-
ates," saidthe University's city liai-
son, James Kosteva.
"The University is seen as a ncga-
tive impact on the community,"
Kosteva said. He also expressed the
hope that the University and city
government could continue a re-
spectful and smooth relationship.
for Ann Arbor," said Councilmember
Jane Lumm (R-2nd Ward). "It is unfor-
givable the manner with which this man
was treated."

As the fire raged on, the smoke and
odor spread throughout campus. Two stu-
dents said they were shopping at
Meijer on Ann Arbor-Saline Road at
around 5 p.m. and could see the smoke
from the parking lot. Other students
said they smelled smoke in the Law
Library and as far away as the Medi-
cal Campus.
"It could have been real big, real fast,"
Basso said. "The guys did good work.
They got in there quite fast and made a
real good aggressive interior attack."

Rabbi Levi Kagan, who works in the
neighboring Chabad House, said, "It's
crazy. It's been going for so long.
"I saw the fire coming out. They went
out there so fast and it kept going."
Just as the Ann Arbor Fire Depart-
ment declared the fire officially out,
John Utton, an Engineering junior,
stopped by.
"I feel bad for this to have happened
to this house," he said. "It looks like the
building is going to be condemned after
this."

"... Playwright Arthur Miller
spoke on alternatives to the war. He
told students that President Lyndon
B. Johnson did not have the right
information about the war, and that
students could give it to him.
"Eleven teach-in seminars and
four study groups addressed the
issue of the Vietnam War...."

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