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County GOP picks
By KENNETH DINTZER
Washtenaw County's Republican
Convention opened on a dramatic
note when a tie vote for the seat of
convention president was resolved as
the acting president gave the
position to his opponent.
The convention opened with a tie
vote between acting chair Lou
ARE A GRZEAT
Velker, a member of the coalition of
representative Jack Kemp (R-NY)
and Pat Robertson, and Jim Blow, a
supporter of Vice President George
After the initial ballot, which left
each candidate with 57 votes, county
commissioner and Bush supporter
Roy Smith, arrived late to break the
tie. As acting president of the
convention Velker had to make the
decision of whether to count Smith's
The ballot was yet another battle
between Bush supporters and the
coalition. The ongoing controversy
over proper rules for choosing
delegates to the state convention has
lead to four suits in state courts, all
decided in favor of Bush, and lead to
walk outs in 20 counties throughout
In Washtenaw county, the rival
factions agreed to use the rules
favoring Bush, as ordered by the
Michigan Court of Appeals, and
before the convention started both
sides felt sure that a walkout
wouldn't be necessary.
Brad Canale, director of
development of the University's
College of Engineering and a
delegate for Bush, said the fighting
was bad for the entire party,
"anytime you do something like
change the rules it waters down the
organization and structure of the
Political science concentrator
Mike Davidson, a delegate for
Kemp, was upset when the
presidency of the convention went to
Blow. "This is all the marbles, two
years worth of work," he said.
With the walkouts, the actual
allotment of delegates for each
candidate is still uncertain, and may
not be resolved until the national
convention in New Orleans. Peggy
Molin, Bush coordinator for the
Second Congressional District said
"it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings
and I'm not singing yet."
At press time, 74 of 124
precincts in Michigan had reported.
Bush was leading with 400 delegates
(73 percent of the vote), Kemp had
66 delegates (12 percent); Robertson,
60 (11 percent); Sen Robert Dole,
20 (4 percent); Deleware Gov. Pierre
du Pont 3; and Gen Alexander Haig
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Ann Arbor Police a r e
investigating a break-in last night
on the 1400 block of Northbrook St.
Sgt. Jan Suomala said. The suspect
entered the building by forcing open
the lock and stole approximately
$1750 in jewelry and cash.
Police also reported a break-in on
the 800 block of East University St.
on Jan. 12. Five golf clubs and $50
-_by Melissa Ramsdell
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Israel detains 10 Palestinians
JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities detained 10 Palestinians in the
occupied territories yesterday, apparently on suspicion of inciting
resistance to Israeli rule. Seven were released later, two of them on bail.
A 30-year-old Palestinian was fatally shot at an army firing range 10
miles southeast of Bethlehem and an investigation was under way, army
spokespersons said. According to U.N. figures, at least 35 Palestinians
have been killed since unrest began Dec. 8 in the occupied West Bank and
Palestinian Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat said in Baghdad
he would recognize Israel's-right to exist, by accepting the appropriate
U.N. resolutions, if it and the United States accept PLO participation in
an international conference on Middle East peace. Arafat, in an interview
with The Associated Press, also said the "uprising" in the occupied
territories demonstrates the Palestinian will for an end to the occupation.
Bork steps down from court
WASHINGTON - Robert Bork resigned as a federal appeals court
judge, saying he wants to correct "a public campaign of miseducation"
that thwarted his nomination to the Supreme Court, the White House
President Reagan reluctantly accepted Bork's request to step down from
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after six years,
effective Feb. 5. He called the conservative judge's defeat in the Senate "a
tragedy for our country."
"All Americans are the poorer today for not having your extraordinary
talents and legal skills on the high court," Reagan told Bork in a letter.
There had been hints in recent weeks that Bork was ready to shed his
judicial robe in favor of a public speaking campaign to answer
accusations of philosophical extremism raised against him during his
confirmation battle last summer and fall.
Army accuses sgt. of spying
WASHINGTON (AP)- An Army sergeant stationed at the Aberdeen
Proving Grounds in Maryland was arrested yesterday on charges of
attempting to deliver defense information to the Soviet Union, the FBI
Sgt. Daniel Richardson, an instructor in the tank turret division at
Aberdeen, was arrested shortly after noon at the Chesapeake House
Holiday Inn in Aberdeen, the FBI said.
"Richardson is accused of attempting to deliver information relating to
national defense to a representative of the U.S.S.R.," spokesperson
William Carter said, reading from a statement issued by FBI Director
William Sessions and Maj. Gen. Harry Soyster, commander of U.S.
Army Intelligence and Security Command.
Central American presidents
discuss failure of peace plan
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - President Oscar Arias, yesterday, blamed
himself and the other Central American presidents for their failure to
achieve the major goals of his peace plan.
"There hasn't been the political will to comply," Arias told a news
conference on the eve of a summit meeting of the region's five chief
executives. "There has always been an excuse not to comply." But Arias
rejected the suggestion that the Central Americans are powerless to shape
their own destiny in the face of interference by the superpowers of East
Arias, who won the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for devising and
promoting the peace plan, declined to say whether he would seek an
extension of the initiative beyond Friday's summit.
Phone book folly ties up
lines for tool-and-die shop
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - It's bad enough a rival phone book botched
the number of the local phone company. But the biggest frowns are on
the faces of the tool-and-die shop workers forced to field thousands of
"We have received over 4,000 calls for Ma Bell," said Elaine Runge,
controller for Quality Die and Mold Corp. "Somebody has to do
something to help us."
The error is in a new Grand Rapids phone book published by United
Phone Book Advertisers Inc. in November as an alternative to the
traditional Michigan Bell Telephone Co. book.
The number the new book gives for the local Michigan Bell office is
off by one digit - and actually belongs to Quality Die. Runge said the
seemingly minor mix-up has virtually paralyzed her company. She said
sometimes all four of the company's phone lines are jammed by
Michigan Bell callers, keeping Quality Die customers from getting
"We can't get any work done because we're so busy answering the
phone for Michigan Bell," she said.
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