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-The Michigan Daily-Monday, January 25, 1988- Page 3

GOP 'old
By The Associated Press
Rep. Jack Kemp portrayed him-
self yesterday as a populist and GOP
presidential front-runners George
Bush and Bob Dole as the "old guard
of the Republican party" while a
new poll threw the Democratic race
in Iowa up for grabs.
Kemp complained that Bush and
Dole would "definitely be a step
back from what Ronald Reagan
started in 1980.
"Bush and Dole represent the old
guard of the Republican Party," he
said on CBS' "Face the Nation," ig-
noring his own 18 years i n
"I would like to see the Republi-
can Party have a populist as its can-
didate, not an elitist," Kemp said,
adding that the GOP should look
beyond the "country clubs... and
Fortune 500 companies" to the poor,
minorities, and elderly.
The seven Democrats met in New
Hampshire in debate - the second
in a three-day string - as the poll
published in yesterday's Des Moines
Register underscored the uncertainty
of their race in the final two weeks
before Iowa's crucial caucuses.
"It is taking a while to get to
know this generation of leaders,
Iowa Democratic chair Bonnie
Campbell said.
The poll showed Missouri Rep.
Richard Gephardt, Illinois Sen. Paul
Simon, and Massachusetts Gov.
Michael Dukakis bunched tightly
together - Gephardt at 19 percent,
Dukakis at 18 percent, and Simon at
17 percent. Hot on their heels were
Jesse Jackson with 11 percent and
former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt
at 10 percent.
Former Sen. Gary Hart's support
among Iowa Democrats dropped off
dramatically; the poll put him at 13
percent, half his support of a few
weeks ago. Tennessee Sen. Albert
Gore Jr. trailed far behind.
As the Democrats debated in New
Hampshire, site of the leadoff Feb.
16 primary, a new poll in the state
showed Dukakis maintaining a
comfortable lead among his neigh-
Dukakis was the choice of 37
percent of the New Hampshire
Democrats surveyed by the Los An-
geles Times, followed by Simon at
19 percent and Babbitt at 13 percent.
The other Democrats registered in
the single digits; again Hart was the
big loser, falling to 6 percent sup-
The New Hampshire poll held
encouraging news for Kemp, who
was the choice of 18 percent of the
Republicans surveyed, right behind
Dole's 22 percent. Bush led all six
Republicans with 35 percent.
Dukakis joined Kemp on the
NBC talk show, and criticized the
Reagan administration's continued
support of the Nicaraguan Contras.

Asian American
groups- present

Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Bowled over
LSA senior Suzanne Pierce, Engineering senior Howard Chu, LSA junior Todd Bakal, and Engineering senior
Dean Carter anticipate a question yesterday during a college quiz bowl match. Their team, The High Priests
of Ubizmo, lost to The Mixed Quartet.
Pro-Choice groups make final
push for state-funded abortions,

Playwright Frank Chin and Poet
Lawson Inada, co-editors o f
Aiiieeeee!, an anthology of Asian-
American literature, held a creative
writing workshop and read from their
works this weekend as part of the
Asian Awareness Month Creative
Writing Forum.
The forum also included a
Saturday night performance by
Japanese-Canadian folksinger Terry
Chin, whose works are among
the first by an Asian-American to be
performed on stage and television,
read from his plays T h e
Chickencoop Chinaman and The
Year of the Dragon to an audience of
about 40 people at the Michigan
Union's Kuenzel Room Friday
Chin, whose impassioned
readings drew laughter from the
crowd of about 40 people, said he
and Inada decided to undertake the
project of compiling Aiiieeeee! to
draw attention to Asian-American
writers, who he said have largely
been overlooked.
"We wanted to begin the process
of legitimizing Asian American
literature as literature," said Chin.
intended to help debunk some
common stereotypes about Asians,
Chin added.
"We've been treated as a
handicapped people, less than.
intelligent. We've demonstrated
through our writing that we can
express ourselves creatively without
stereotyping, like Charlie Chan, and
without falsifying our history," said
Inada said the editors took the
title for the anthology from
American war movies and comic

books, in which "they'd always
show (Asians) dying and screaming
Inada read from his book, Before
the War, the first collection of
poetry by an Asian-American
released by a major publishing firm,
at the University's Museum of Art
Saturday night, and was accompanied
by Watada, who also performed his
own material.
WATADA, WHO has produced
five plays in addition to his work 'as
a singer, said his lyrics draw upon
the experiences of Asian-Americans,
such as his parents, who were held
in Japanese-Canadian concentration'
camps during World War II.
"The Japanese-Canadians were
actually treated worse than the
Americans," said Watada. "They
were actually exiled from the West
coast... they were given a choice:
Either give up your citizenship and
go back to Japan - where they'd
never been - or pack up and move
east of the Rockies."
Saturday afternoon, Chin and
Inada led a creative writing workshop
which focused on creative writing.
THE FORUM and other Asian
Awareness month activities were
organized by Minority Student
Services and a host of student
groups, including the Asian
American Association, the Uni-
versity of Michigan Asian Student
Coalition, the Korean Student
Association, the Indian American
Student Association, and the
Vietnamese Student Association.t-
Rackham graduate student John
Yamamoto, who helped organize the
event, said the groups hoped ,to
"counter the impression of Asian
Americans as non-verbal illiterates
or people who can't express
themselves creatively."

Time is running out for
supporters of state-funded abortions
in Michigan. They must submit
120,000 valid signatures to the state
legislature by Feb. 15 to stop
legislation eliminating Medicaid
funds for abortions.
Pro-Choice groups have collected
140,000 signatures but need at least
40,000 more to ensure enough valid
signatures. Last February, members
of the Right to Life movement
submitted a 450,000-signature
petition calling for legislators to
prohibit Michigan Medicaid-funded
abortions, except if an abortion is
necessary to save a mother's life.
The Right to Life petition,
Public Act 59, was accepted by state
legislators last summer and will
become law April 1 unless Pro-
Choice supporters pull through with
enough signatures to delay
IF PRO-CHOICE gets the
signatures, state voters will make
the final decision on November's
election ballot. If a majority vote is
received in November, PA 59 will
be repealed.
Coordinator of the People's
Campaign for Choice (PCC) Molly
Henry said the rarely-used "initiative
process" that the Right to Life
movement used to change the law
requires signatures from five percent
of the people who voted in the past
gubernatorial election. The Governor
has no power to veto the law if
approved by the state legislature.

"The Right to Life people took
the initiative process because they
knew it was the only way to get
around the Governor," Henry said.
James Blanchard and former Gov.
William Milliken have vetoed
cutting off Medicaid funding of
abortions, Henry said.
Both the state House and Senate
approved Right To Life's initiative
by a simple majority, which declared
immediate implementation of the
law last April.
PCC battled in court with Right
to Life for four months to decide
when the law would take effect.
"The state constitution is not
clear about the initiative process,"
Henry said. "For the law to take
effect immediately, a two-thirds vote
is needed. The Right to Life people
did not receive a two-thirds vote."
THE STATE Supreme Court
settled the issue last July in favor of
PCC. The court stated that the law
could not be put into effect until
April 1, 90 days after the end of the
legislative session, Henry said.
Since the court ruling, PCC, an
organization representing many Pro-
Choice groups in Michigan, have
canvassed at the University and
around the state for signatures.
Henry said signatures must be
submitted by February 15, allowing
six weeks for validating signatures
and to prevent a gap between April
and November where state-funded
abortions would be cut. If PCC
receives enough signatures, Medicaid
for abortions will be extended until

the November election.
"The Right to Life people are
going to go through (the signatures)
with a fine toothed comb," Henry
Henry believes PCC will easily
get the 40,000 more signatures
needed. Last February, members of
the Right to Life movement doubled
the required amount of signatures.
DEBBIE MATZO, president
of the University's Right to Life
group, said she is confident that
Michigan residents will vote for the
ban of -state-funded abortions if it
reaches the ballot in November.
"We're waiting it out," Matzo
said. "If it goes to vote, I think we
will win."
Matzo, a graduate student, said
300 students belong to the Right to
Life group on campus.
"We don't think the state of
Michigan has any right killing
babies before they are born," said Pat
Rose, former chair of the Washtenaw
County Right to Life.
innocent baby," Rose said. "(Babies)
have been excluded from the
Constitution. The Declaration of
Independence says all men are created
- created equal," Rose said.
The U.S. Supreme Court declared
abortion legal with the Roe v. Wade
case in 1973. In 1976 the Hyde
Amendment cut federally funded
abortions, and left the decision of
funding up to individual states.
Twenty-one states fund abortions
through Medicaid.

Frozen head needs body

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -
When a cryonics company froze
Dora Kent's head last month, it was
with the hope that the 83-year-old
woman could someday be revived
and live in a new body without the
disease that plagued her first life.
Cryonics is the freezing of the
dead in hopes that technology will

someday advance to the point that
the bodies can be revived - a prac-
tice scoffed at by most medical au-
Six members of the company
which severed Kent's head were ar-
rested recently during an investiga-
tion into her treatment.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Crowd members cheer
as police officer killed
DALLAS (AP) - A man seized "The officer was saying
a police officer's gun and fatally shot shoot me. I'll help you wh
the officer in th8 face. As the officer way I can.' But the guy shot
pleaded for his life, some spectators the head," one witness reporte
yelled "Shoot him!," authorities Another witness said that
said. in the crowd were savino.

him in

Campus Cinema
Festival of Animation
Mich., 7 p.m.
A collection of the world's finest
animation shorts.
Repo. Man (Alex Cox, 1984)
Mich., 9 p.m.
Cult favorite with Emilio Estevez
and Harry Dean Stanton. It's got
punks and hot cars and martians
and punks.
Salman Sadeh - "Molecular
Recognition and Design o f
Molecular Receptors." Rm 1200,
Chemistry Building at 4:00 p.m.
Avi Hadari - "Israel's Culture
and Politics as Reflected in its
Popular Music." Pond Room of the
Michigan Union, at 7:30 p.m.
"Actuarial Positions
(fulltime and summer)
sponsored by Career Planning &
Placement, Kuenzel Room' of the
Michigan Union, at 7:00 p.m.
Erwin Tschirner - "The
'Natural Approach' to Teaching

Auditions - for "The Lesson"
by Eugene Ionesco, at 7:00 p.m.
Call Hillel (663-3336) f'o r
U of M A-Squares- Free
dancing and dance lessons at the
Michigan Union at 8:30 p.m.
Baha'is Fireside - 6 1 1
Catherine # 1, call 995-8735 for
Public Relations Club -
Mass meeting, Wolverine Room of
the Michigan Union, at 7:00 p.m.
Rugby Football Club -
Recruiting, Room 2230 CCRB, at
7:00 p.m.
"Say No to Nicotine" -
helps kick the habit, contact the
Health Promotion and Community
Relations Department, 763-1320.
Black Theater in America -
Symposium, at Rackham
Amphitheater, 8:15 p.m.
Joe Ely - at the Blind Pig,
10:00 p.m.
University Symphony

" Andr6 De Shields
actor, director and
" Lonette McKee
actress and singer
Public Reception
Following Symposium


Officer John Chase, 25, who last
month switched from an evening to
a day shift to spend more time with
his bride of three months, was at-
tacked Saturday while writing a traf-
fic ticket. Chase, a 2 1/2 year vet-
eran of the police force, had received
three commendations.
The . suspect, Carl Dudley
Williams, 34, was shot by off-duty
officers who responded to the call.
The man died a few hours later, po-
lice reported.
A crowd of about 30 people
gathered around the officer and his
assailant, a homeless man with a
history of mental illness, according
to police and witnesses.

him! Shoot him again," police re-
Witnesses said the attacker then
strolled down the street, dangling the
gun from his hand.
Investigators said they knew of
no motive for the shooting.
Williams had a criminal record
dating to 1978 with an arrest in Au-
gust for assault on a police officer,
authorities said.

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