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Page 10-Sunday, February 11, 1979-The Michigan Daily

Candidates seek PIRGIM posts

(Continued from Page 1)
the election, said he hopes that new
election procedures will boost turnout.
Moran added that there is a possibility
of future PIRGIM elections being run at
the same time as MSA elections. This
year the election will last for three
days, also an attempt to boost turnout.
"People usually don't like to run for
the board," said Moran, "and most who
do run are active in PIRGIM already."
Several of this year's candidates are
currently on the board and are seeking
THE TEN candidates on this year's
ballot are:
" Gary Claxton, Literary College
(LSA), senior in Political. Science.
Currently Claxton is a member of
PIRGIM's local board and is the state
board's treasurer. Claxton's main in-
terest is in the area of tenants rights,
and he has worked for two years with
the Ann Arbor Tenant's Union.
" Mark Klender: LSA, senior in
Economics. Klender is a member of
PIRGIM's Environmental Task Force.
He said he would like to see PIRGIM
become more organizationally and
financially sound. He suggested that
more information to the student
population is necessary to PIRGIM's
expansion in terms of membership and


" Marian Langelier: LSA, senior in
Economics and English. She has been a
member of the PIRGIM board for the
past two years and is currently direc-
ting a task force which is compiling an
Ann Arbor Doctor's Directory.
Langelier said she would like to con-
tinue her membership on PIRGIM's
Board of Directors because she feels
PIRGIM is an organization that has the
structure, experience, and enthusiasm
to initiate social change;
" John Leone: LSA, junior, in-
terested in Law. Leone is currently a
member of PIRGIM's Environmental
Task Force. Leone said he'd like to see
a change in the general apathetic at-
titude of students. According to Leone,
this can be accomplished by PIRGIM
being successful and visible to the stu-
dent population.
* Steve Michaelson: LSA,
sophomore. Michaelson is currently a
member of the Consumer Task Force.
He said he is interested in PIRGIM
working toward controlling pollution,
saving the whales, and the passage of a
national bottle bill.
" Bob Redko: LSA, sophomore.
Currently a member of PIRGIM's Con-
sumer Task Force, Redko said he is in-
terested in the effect of the new
Michigan bottle law is having on con-
sumers and retailers.
" Steve Rivkin: Business School.
Rivkin is now PIRGIM state board
chairman and has been a member of
the local board for the past two years.
Rivkin claims he is interested in tenan-
ts' rights legislation, and voter
" Jon Stromsta: LSA, sophomore.
Stromsta has no prior experience with
PIRGIM. He suggested that improving
PRIGIM's visibility would improve
student participation.
" Mark Washnock: LSA, junior.
Currently a member of PIRGIM's En-
vironmental Task Force; Washnock
said he would like to improve
PIRGIM's organization and work to

better their public credibility.
* Paula Waterman: Graduate
student in Natural Resources. Water-
man is the chairwoman for PIRGIM's
local board, and PIRGIM's represen-

tative to the National Clearinghouse.
Waterman says more women and
minorities should be involved in

Kenworthy confident
as primary nears

Carnival highlights
lUnion'sMiehigras '79I
By VICKI HENDERSON help and everything is running
Michigras '79 attracted 2,000 revelers smoothly," said Mike Froy, a clown at
early last night, and more were expec- the festival.
ted to crowd the Michigan Union before Several of the event's organizers said
the carnival games and performances this year's carnival was spread more
ended at 2 a.m. this morning. throughout the Union as a way of orien-
Michigras, '79, an expanded version ting students to the Union as an ac-
of last year's revival of an old Univer- tivities center. This year's Michigras
sity tradition, featured a carnival, took up about four times as much space
wandering performers, magicians, as last year's.
musical performances, a casino, films, Last month the Regents voted to alter
and other attractions. The celebration the Union to make it more student-
began at 8 p.m. last night. oriented.
IN THE CARNIVAL on the second "WE'RE TRYING to make
floor, the toilet toss was the biggest Michigras a tradition again.., with
drawing card, sporting a line of about the Union now belonging to the studen-
15 people throughout the night. Con- ts," said publicity woman Melanie
testants in the game threw rolls of toilet Potash.
paper into toilets. According to Jeff Lebow, Chairman
"The Angels (the sorority sponsoring of the Union Programming Committee,
the event) were great, not so much the the event was funded by the Union
game," said Alan Lewitz, one of the Organizing Committee and sponsored
coordinators of Michigras '79. by UAC. He added that over 200 people
Many participants of the event said were involved in organizing and run-
they were pleased with the way the ning the event.
carnival was running this year. "They've done an amazing job,"
"WE'VE GOT a lot of really good Lebow said.
Fleming says life's
easier in D.C. po'st'

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paign leaflets in person. While the for-
mer councilman is fairly confident of a
victory next Monday, he says he is
hoping for a large voter turn-out for the
A major focus of the Kenworthy
campaign is land use. "Whoever is
mayor for the next two to four years
will be making decisions that will per-
manently affect the scale and beauty of
the city," the candidate says.
Kenworthy voiced his disappoin-
tment in the present city government,
which he says seems to be concen-
trating more on outlying commercial
development than on much-needed
local' housing. He said Ann Arbor is
healthy commercially, and therefore
the focus should be on providing ser-
vices for the people who work in the
city. "The people who work in the city
should be able to afford to live in the
city," he says. "It's very important
where we put the new housing..
Kenworthy says one of the most im-
portant tasks that would benefit the city
is the "identification of vacant space
downtown." Referring to the new
housing and commercial developments
planned now for the south side of the
city near the Briarwood shopping mall,
Kenworthy said "We don't need to
disperse commercial development -
we need the supermarkets downtown to
make the city self-sufficient."

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"Why are we using the economic
priority of the city to finance projects
that won't benefit the people?" Ken-
worthy queried. Citing "shoddy plan-
ning" as a major problem, the mayoral
candidate predicted that, should he be
elected, "We're going to get better
decisions down in City Hall."
While Kenworthy does not profess to
have a perfectly-oiled, professionally-
run campaign, his operation appears
far more organized than that of his op-
ponent. With no actual campaign
headquarters, Montgomery is conduc-
ting his race from his own home. Mon-
tgomery said about his staff, "The
people are working for me - they're
having a good time."
Montgomery says he has received
much positive feedback during his
sidewalk campaigning. And indeed,
people who have never before heard of
Montgomery have approached him
upon overhearing an election speech
and promised him their votes.
Montgomery says he is aiming his
campaign at everybody, from students
to senior citizens, and it appears he is,
in true politician style, tailoring his
comments to please his company. One
anecdote Montgomery related involved
a man he met on the street who asked
him what he would do as mayor.
"He looked about 50, and I figured he
would retire in about 15 years, so I said
I wanted to help the senior citizens,"
recalls Montgomery. "He was so old, he
probably won't remember who I am at
election time, but I think I got him ex-
cited about the election, and that's what
I want to do."
Both Montgomery and Kenworthy
stressed the importance of the student
vote, saying students will be affected by
the reforms the candidates plan to im-
plement if elected to office. "The
students have a stake in the building
codes, police policies, and roads. . . I
think students have larger values, they
care about what's happening," says
Kenworthy. "They are partly respon-
sible for what happens to the city. A lot
of people don't think city government
matters, but they have more control
over city government than 'state or
federal government."

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(Continued from Page 1)
NOT ONLY IS he dealing with a new
constituency, but he's finding it a wide-
ranging one. He said he'll be traveling a
great deal, giving speeches and visiting
public broadcasting stations across the
country. The stations, he said, "feel you
ought to understand their problems,
and to do that you have to visit them."
Fleming observed that there are also
many parallels between his present:
duties and his tasis as University
president. "Here we go before Congress
to testify instead of going to Lansing.
We talk about support for finance
programs instead of the curriculum.
We talk about remodeling facilities in-
stead of remodeling the Student
In his new position, Fleming hopes to
help bring high quality television
programming in such fields as
education, entertainment, cultural
events, and public affairs by getting
away from the sorts of shows produced
for the mass audience, and instead
aiming the programs at groups of a
particular age or educational
background. Fleming will also work in
such areas as improving broadcasting
facilities and non-broadcast video
THOUGH HE and his wife, Sally,

have been invited to a number of din-
ners and social events - including the
festivities in honor of the visit by
Chinese Vice-Premier Teng Hsiao-p'ing
- they find their social lives less fectic
in Washington than in Ann Arbor. While
head of the University, "We were out at
least four evenings a week," Fleming
recalled. "Sometimes we would go two
or three weeks at a time without a free
eveing. That doesn't happen here."
The Flemings are adapting to
Washington well, even though it is a
"very different kind of life." The most
obvious change is in the size of their
living quarters. In contrast to the
spacious white house on S. University in
Ann Arbor, Fleming said, "we are
living in a townhouse that is suitable for
the two of us."
In discussing his future in the capital,
Fleming said he would "probably"
remain with CPB until his retirement,
barring unforeseen circumstances. He
was quick to add, though, that he would
like to teach law again.
Reflecting on why he chose to accept
the post at the CPB, the former labor
law negotiator remarked, "I said when
I -first came to the University that,
assuming I didn't get fired sooner, I
would stay about ten years." He feels
the change is good for both the Univer-
sity and him. He stated, "A university
requires new ideas, new ways of
looking at problems. In ten years a
president has contributed about
everything he has to contribute."
Fleming, after visiting Ann Arbor a
few weeks ago to attend a dinner in his
honor, said he felt "the University is
running fine. Mr: (Interim University
President Allan) Smith is doing a good
He added with a laugh, "There was
no evidence my services were missed. I
looked around for evidence, but I didn't
see any."




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