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Jensen determined to
win Republican vote

The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 16, 1987 - Page 3
Lawyer opposes
English-only effort

t By CARRIE LORANGER
Will Paul Jensen win the
Republican primary for Mayor
today? Will he run for President in
the next decade?
Probably not, and possibly.
Respectively.
Jensen, an Ann Arbor resident,
has been notorious for running for
public office - and losing. But he
says it's his job to keep running.
Jensen describes himself as a
"professional political campaign
promoter," a job that entails
promoting political campaigns in
Ann Arbor - his own. Among the
offices that Jensen has unsuccess-
fully run for are the Ann Arbor
School Board, city council, county
commissioner, state representative,
and mayor.
ITo DAY he seeks the
republican nomination for mayor.
He has also announced his
candidacy for the chairmanship of
the state Republican party in the
election next week.
Jensen plans to be on the
campaign trail for years to come. "I
am running against (Democratic
State Representative Perry) Bullard
in '88, and I am also going to be
running against (former Democratic,
congressional candidate) Dean Baker
In 1990,"' said Jensen.

"It's very possible to think that I
will be a candidate for president in
the next decade," he added.
Jensen said he graduated from a
high school in Bangkok, Thailand,
in 1970. He said he was accepted to
Wayne State in 1973 as a pre-law
student and is still ten credits short
from graduating. The Wayne State
University Admissions office could
not verify this. "I am a pre-law
student and a doctoral candidate,"
Jensen said. He did not say what
program he is a doctoral candidate
for.
JENSEN beat Gretchen Morris
in the Republican primary for state
representative in 1984 and was
promptly disavowed by the
Republican party. Jensen then
challenged Perry Bullard, who won
the house seat by a margin greater
than two to one.
Lou Velker, Washtenaw County
Republican Committee Chairman,
said Jensen won the primary on a
fluke. "It was bad campaigning on
the part of the Republican party,"
said Velker. "People may have
voted for him because his name was
familiar."
After he was disavowed, Jensen
said he sued the Republican party
on the grounds that their disavowal
ruined his campaign. "If I would

have had the support of the
Republican party, I would have
beaten Perry Bullard two years
ago," Jensen said.
Velker said Jensen was dis-
avowed because the Republican
Party was "concerned whether or
not he represented what the party
stands for." Velker predicted Jensen
will receive less than one-tenth of
one percent of the vote in today's
election.
"This man has never been
involved in Republican Politics,"
said John Buley, Ann Arbor
Republican Committee Chairman.
"Jensen has never stated what he
stands for, other than his own
interests."
IN AN interview, Jensen
offered his solutions to many of the
city's problems.
He wants to try to upgrade
existing housing instead of starting
new constructions, and would
consider limiting rent levels in the
city. He wants to close the city
shelter for the homeless because he
thinks it is unhealthy. And he
wants laws requiring the University
to keep the campus clean.
While describing his platform,
Jensen got up, pulled a picture of
the wall, and then sat down again.
Later, he went over to a desk and

Jensen
... runs for mayor again

By DAVID WEBSTER
A proposed amendment to the
U.S. Constitution establishing
English as the official language of
the United States would be a
legalized form of discrimination
based on language proficiency,
according to John Trasvina, a
legislative attorney.
Trasvina, a lawyer for the
Mexican American Legal Defense
and Educational Fund (MALDEF),
spoke at Hutchins Hall Friday night
about efforts across the country to
impose English-only legislation,
which threatens civil rights. If the
proposal becomes an amendment
and is ratified it will be the first use
of the Constitution to deny civil
rights rather than granting them, he
said.
Trasvina said supporters of the
English Language Amendment
would use it as a legal basis to
abolish bilingual education and
bilingual voting materials. The
amendment could also prohibit the
testimony of non-English-speaking
crime victims or witnesses because
court trials are official state

proceedings.
He said it is important to look at
those people who are pushing for
the amendment because "racism and
anti-semitism are at the core of the
English-only movement."
"The issue is whether people's
civil rights are going to be
determined by their abilities,"
Trasvina said. He also said that if
the Constitution is amended "there
will be a great deal of racial
animosity and group separation."
Hispanics, Asian Americans, and
native Americans will be the
greatest sufferers if the amendment
is passed, he said.
Trasvina said it is important for
people to organize and speak out
against the English-only movement
because it is "the civil rights issue
of the 1980s and 90s."
The proposal, which is currently
circulating in the U.S. House of
Representatives, is not the first
effort of the English-only move -
ment. Eight states have already
amended their constitutions, mak -
ing English the official language of
the state.

began searching behind it.
Jensen ended the interview by
describing himself as a normal
person who has a family and works
16 hours a day.
In today's primary, Jensen faces
Republican hopeful Gerald Jern-
igan, who is currently serving on
city council and has the support of
the Republican party. Jernigan also
works as an investment analyst for
the University.
Jernigan did not offer much
comment on his opponent, but
predicted, "I will have most of the
Republicans voting for me."
Daily Staff Writer Jerry Markon
contributed to this story.

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advantage of the education that takes
place in the residence halls," he said.
THE MOST outspoken
participant in the discussion was
not on the panel. Henry Johnson,
University vice president for student
services, drew applause from the
audience for his comments on the
status of black athletes.
Johnson said athletes are from
the start separated and isolated from
the mainstream student body. "I
know that we segregate, student-
athletes in residence halls. We don't
just place them; we segregate them.
So we can keep an eye on them, so
we can keep them together to
Develop a sense of comraderie. It
takes them right out of interacting

ked agains
with the normative student pop-
ulation."
Johnson said athletes receive
conflicting messages from the
University. "Students are taught to
go for themselves. Individual
initiative, self-motivation; we
stress that here at Michigan. Then
you get an athlete that comes in and
you say, 'Be a team member.' The
messages go against each other.
"Then you take the young man
or woman out of the team mode,
and you put them in a purely
academic setting in a classroom of
400 other students. The other 399
are geared to self starting, top level
study skills and are taught to go for
themselves. I hear the cutthroat
attitudes. I hear them saying 'Better

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thee than me.'
"We cannot continue to do this
to young people and then wonder
why the student-athlete graduation
rate isn't what the 'normative'
graduation rate is," he said. "Any
idiot can understand why that's
true."
Johnson concluded by saying the
University must evaluate the double
standard it has set for students.
"I heard someone say being an

athlete is a full time job," he said.
"To be honest it's a second full
time job, because we also expect an
athlete to be a student full time. We
have one set of behavioral demands
for the student-athlete, another set
for non-student-athletes, but
philosophically we expect the same
out of both. Somewhere, we
goofed."

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Campus Cinema
Anne Boleyn (Deception)
(Ernst Lubitsch, 1920), AAFC,
DBL/7:00 p.m., MLB 3.
Henry VIII falls for Anne
Boleyn, and she consequently
loses her head over him in this
colorful, cynical comedy.
The Smiling Lieutenant
(Ernst Lubitsch, 1931), AAFC,
DBL/9:00 p.m., MLB 3.
An early musical comedy in
which Maurice Chevalier is
forced to marry a homely
princess (Miriam Hopkins)
while in an advanced state of lust
for Claudette Colbert. Colbert
then sets about giving Hopkins
sex-appeal lessons.
The Wrong Box (Bryan
Forbes, 1966), MTF, 7:45 p.m.,
Mich.
Michael Caine, Peter Sellers,
and Dudley Moore all race to
collect a family fortune in this
lively tour de farce.
Speakers
Anthony T. Kroner - "New
Republicans," Thomas M. Coolest
Lecture Series, 4 p.m., 120 Hutchins
Hall.
Tikva Frymer Kensky -
"Women in Jewish Life," Hillel, 7
p.m., Hillel Auditorium, 1429 Hill.
Hans Bock - "How Do Medium-
Sized Molecules React," Department
of Chemistry, 4 p.m., Room 1200,
Chemistry Bldg.
Meetings.
Lacrosse Team Practice -6-8
p.m., Colliseum.
Christian Science
Organization Meeting - 7:15
p.m., Michigan League.
Men's Undergrad Soccer Club
-8 p.m., Colliseum.

furthermore
S A F E W A L K - Night time
Safety Walking Service, 8-1:30
p.m., Room 102, UGLI (936-1000).
Auto-Trol Technology
Corporation Pre-Interview -
SWE, 7-9 p.m., 1078 East
Engineering Bldg. (763-5027).
TASC Pre-Interview - SWE,
7-9 p.m., 3513 East Engineering
Bldg. (763-5027).
Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance Program - VITA,
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Union (763-3548).
"The Graduate School
Application Process" Lecture
- Career Planning & Placement,
4:10-5 p.m., CP&P (764-7460).
"Showcasing Yourself to
Employer" Lecture - Career
Planning & Placement, 4:10-5 p.m.,
CP&P (764-7460).
"Interviewing Strategies for
the International Student"
Lecture - Career Planning &
Placement, 4:10-5:30 p.m., 221619
Art & Architecture Bldg. (764-7460).
W.B. Doner Employer
Presentation - Career Planning
& Placement, 4-6 p.m., Pendelton
Room, Union.
Continuing Education for
Women Financial Aid Clinic
- CEW, noon-1:30 p.m., North
University at South Thayer (763-
7080).
International Appropriate
Technology Discussion -
International Appropriate
Technology Association, 7-8 p.m.,
Room 4202 Union.
Send announcements of up-
coming events to "The List," c/o
The Michigan Daily, 420
Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mich.,
48109. Include all pertinent in-
formation and a contact phone
number. We must receive an-
nouncements for Friday and
Sunday events at least two weeks
before the event, and announ-
cements for weekday events
must be received at least two
days before the event.

City conducts
election today
(Continued from Page 1)
near the Intramural Sports Building.
In the Fifth Ward, three.
Republicans will battle for the right
to face Democratic incumbent
Kathy Edgren in April. They are:
Phil Spear, a local realtor, Jeff Gal-
latin, also a realtor, and Bob Ferri,
a former city employee. There are
no Fifth Ward polling places in the
campus area.
Republican Terry Martin and
Democrat Mary Reilly will appear
on the ballot in the Second Ward,
where students can vote at
Stockwell or Mary Markley
residence halls. Martin is a former
Ann Arbor School Board member,
,while Reilly is a longtime
Democratic activist
In the Third Ward, Democratic
incumbent Jeff Epton, and Issac
Campbell, a local banker, will run
unopposed.
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