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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 10, 1987 - Page 5

Candidates seek council seats

Associated Press

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process," he said. "How can you
say we want all the benefits of
being an economic magnet for
industry but we don't want the
consequences? That's not realistic."
Epton, though he opposes
"government perks" for private
enterprise, feels development can be
beneficial if it employs minorities
and low-income people in
construction work. "Change can be
inspired in such a way that it
engineers social progress," he said.
PERHAPS the most liberal
councilmember, Epton is a member
of the Democratic Socialists of
America, a socialist caucus within
the Democratic Party.
But he said his socialist views
have modified as he has worked
with Republican councilmembers
and other politicians who "in
principle I once felt I couldn't talk
to."
"I will not ask people to
nationalize housing. I will ask
whether it is a basic human right
and whether decent affordable
housing can be guaranteed to people
- by the existing system," Epton
said.
Epton has prioritized housing
during his three-year tenure on city
council, and has helped lead the
council's efforts to prevent
violations of the city's housing
code.
He has also emphasized "human
rights" issues like securing
minority employment and avoiding
sexual discrimination in city hiring
practices. Recently, Epton played a
major role in developing a proposal
for a pay equity study approved by
the city council.
PREVIOUS election figures

from the Third Ward indicate that
Epton could be vulnerable to a
strong challenge this April. In his
1983 race, Epton was elected to the
council by only 52 votes over his
Republican opponent, Virginia
Johansen. In 1985, his margin
improved to 744 votes.
Epton admits he could lose this
election if he doesn't campaign
enough. But he remains confident
that "if the campaign organization
and I work persistently and
effectively, I should win."
The Democratic candidate in the
Second Ward, longtime Democratic
activist Mary Reilly, is also
confident of victory. "I'm the most
qualified candidate, I know the
issues, and I have the best
campaign organization," she said.
But Reilly will face strong
opposition in her effort to replace
retiring councilmember Richard
Deem (R-Second Ward). The
Second Ward, with the highest
average household income of the
five city wards, has traditionally
been a Republican stronghold.
Councilmember Seth Hirshorn's
(D-Second Ward) upset victory last
year shocked city officials.
Reilly's opponent, Terry Martin,
served for six years on the Ann
Arbor Board of Education, which
she said familiarized her with
budget-balancing, labor
negotiations, and political
compromises.
MARTIN, like most council
Republicans, is a fiscal
conservative. "We just have to be
careful about how city money is
spent," she said, criticizing
expensive projects like the City
Hall renovation plan currently under
consideration.

Reilly
... confident of victory
But Martin said she is more
liberal on social issues. "I'm very
interested in'human services," she
said, emphasizing her volunteer
work for the United Fund, a local
charity.
Martin is also far more restrained
in her support of economic
development than most city
Republicans. "Nobody wants a
high-rise in their backyard," she
said. "It's the neighborhoods that
are the crux of any city."
R EIL LY says she shares
Martin's fiscal conservatism due to
her business experience as the
owner of Marblehead Handprints
and as a member of Kerrytown
Council.
"I'm a human services liberal
with a business orientation," Reilly
said, adding that she will balance
this background with her support
for city services and aid to low-

Campbell
... supports business development
income residents when evaluating
the city budget.
The two candidates clash over
whether the City Council should
involve itself in national issues -
Martin opposes council's
involvement, while Reilly believes
nuclear disarmament is "the issue of
the age for all of us."
Reilly has strong support from
local Democratic politicians. She
worked on Hirshorn's campaign last
year, and has assisted Democratic
Mayor Ed Pierce in his previous
electoral campaigns.
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money to get a good education, and
many are not happy with what
they're getting," Schecter said.
As a solution to this problem,
Bennett proposes that colleges and
universities concentrate more of
their resources on undergraduate
education, Schecter said.
MARY PRESTON, an
official for the United States
Student Association - a student
lobby organization, said many
students cannot graduate in fours
years due to switching majors and
working during semesters off. The
number of students that opt for this
route is "quite high," she said,
adding that students going to
college for more than four years are
becoming the norm on the nation's
campuses.
Preston also disagrees with
Bennett's poor marks for the
nation's public colleges, saying
that Bennett is affecting the quality
of ,the nation's colleges by
supporting a combined $1.3 billion
cut in the Pell grant and Trio
program, which provides aid for
handicapped and low to moderate
income students.

According to Preston these cuts
will block previous attempts to
make the education system more
equitable.
Schecter said the Gramm-
Rudman deficit reduction bill is
forcing the department to cut back,
and "the cuts have to come from
somewhere," Schecter said.
INSTEAD of cutting every
program's funding proportionately,
the department has prioritized its
programs with aid to elementary
and secondary education leading the
pack, Schecter said.
Schecter said that continuing
current levels of funding for these
programs will afford children and
teenagers educational oppotunities
they would not have had otherwise.
Even though funding for Pell
grants will be reduced, the method
of awarding the remaining portion
of the grant will be restructured,
said Schecter. Only those students
whose families' annual income is
$20,000 or below will be eligible.
This will mean, he said, tiat'the
funds will be granted to the truly
needy and because fewer students are
eligible, the average amount of each
grant will actually increase.

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which would go to hire more
faculty members. The remaining
funding would be spent on the
second two required courses.
Copeland said the actual cost to
LSA may be reduced because
students would have less time to
Sdae eleives.due :tp the new-
requirement, thus saving the cost of,
other electives.
Other costs incurred by the new
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of the placement exam.
RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE
students, conversely, must take a
placement exam even if they had
four years of high school language
instruction. They are placed into a
class on the basis of their score of
their test. They also may place out
of their requirement if they score
high enough.

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