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Ninety-nine years of editorialfreedom

Vol. IC, No. 13

Ann Arbor, Michigan- Monday, September 26, 1988

Copyright 1988, The Michigan Daily


clash o
Bush and Michael Dukakis clashed over
deficits, drugs, and the Pledge of Allegiance in
a crackling campaign debate last night. Bush
said, "I hope people don't think I'm question-
ing his patriotism," but Dukakis said he was
and added, "I resent it."
Bush said his sharp campaign attacks were
meant to question Dukakis' judgment on
matters like his membership in the liberal
American Civil Liberties Union and his veto
of legislation requiring teachers in Mas-
sachusetts to lead their students in reciting the
BUT DEMOCRAT Dukakis, saying he
hoped he wouldn't have to repeat himself,
replied: "Of course the vice president is ques-
tioning my patriotism. I don't think there's
any question about that. And I resent it. I re-
sent it."
The clash came little more than 30 minutes
into the 90-minute nationally televised con-
frontation. At stake was an edge in a contest
rated a toss-up in most national polls. With
many voters undecided or wavering, both
campaigns viewed the showdown as a poten-
tially pivotal event.
The formal debate rules were designed to
prohibit direct candidate-to-candidate comment,
but there was no shortage of hostilities.
Bush worked into one answer that Boston
city police had endorsed him over their home-
town candidate. Replying to a Bush comment
about being haunted by the plight of under-
privileged children, Dukakis said, "I must
have been living through a different eight
years than the ones the vice president has been
living through." He said programs had been
"cut and slashed and butchered and they hurt
kids all over this country."
IN THEIR argument over ways to cut the
deficit, the vice president depicted his rival as
a tax-raiser and the Democrat suggested that
Bush would cut Social Security.
Both men aimed snappy comments at the
other in the debate's opening moments.
Dukakis was asked to specify three pro-
grams he would cut to curb the federal budget,
and said he would reduce "certain weapons
systems, which we don't need and can't af-
ford." He also said he would try to implement
a program of collecting delinquent taxes that
has been successful in Massachusetts.

With that, he focused on Bush, and said the
Republican wants to spend more on defense,
cut capital gains taxes, spend more money on
other programs yet impose no new taxes.
"If he's serious about what he's saying, the
only way he can do it is by raiding the Social
Security trust fund," Dukakis said.
THE FIRST question of the debate was
about drugs, and Dukakis took the offensive
by questioning Bush's leadership on the prob-
lem. Bush said the reason drug use was ex-
ploding was because of a "deterioration of
The moderator for the debate was Jim
Lehrer, co-anchor of public broadcasting's
"MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour."
Three journalists - John Mashek of the
Atlanta Journal and Constitution, ABC anchor
Peter Jennings, and Orlando Sentinel reporter
Anne Groer - were the questioners.
George Bush and Michael Dukakis
performed in their much-touted debate last
night, but U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-
Plymouth) passed up a chance to debate his
opponent, Democratic State Sen. Lana
That left an open platform for Pollack,
which she used to discuss economics, military
spending practices, health care, and criticisms
of Pursell. Pollack is challenging the
incumbent Pursell for his seat in the House of
Representatives from Michigan's 2nd District.
She kept her remarks brief so the audience
of supporters at St. Aidan's Episcopal and
Northside Presbyterian Church near North
Campus could watch the presidential debate.
See Pollack, Page 6

Tony Boles had his best game as a Wolverine in Saturday's 19-9 victory over Wake Forest. Boles rushed
for 213 yards and two touchdowns.
Michigan runs pasto
Fors o is itr

It was a Michigan win. Nothing more,
nothing less.
There were no last-minute field goals,
no fourth-quarter comebacks. Just a win -
the Wolverines' first this season - a 19-9
victory over Wake Forest Saturday at
Michigan Stadium.
"It was a dull game," Michigan coach
Bo Schembechler said.
It's no wonder the Wolverines and the
Demon Deacons do not play each other
more often. The two teams had met only
once prior to Saturday's contest.
The ho-hum manner in which Michigan
(1-2) defeated Wake Forest (2-2) left

Schembechler puzzling over where his team
stands as it turns its attention now to
Saturday's Big Ten opener against
Wisconsin in Madison.
"If we have many wins like that, there
won't be anyone in the stadium,"
Schembechler said. "In football you either
get better or you get worse. I can honestly
tell you we did not get better."
Michigan quarterback Michael Taylor
said: "It's a win. Like Bo said, we didn't
play well, and we can do better. And I think
we're going to have to do better in order to
win the Big Ten."
Areas in need of improvement include:
-The pass rush. Michigan's defense

failed- to sack Wake Forest quarterback
Mike Elkins, and has recorded just one sack
this season. Injuries to defensive tackles
Warde Manuel and John Hermann have not
helped the matter.
-The kicking game. Mike Gillette
missed two more field goals Saturday, 40-
and 48-yarders, raising still more concern
that Gillette's added responsibility as punter
this year has affected his kicking. He has
missed more field goals this season than he
did in all of 1987.
-The passing game. Wideouts John
Kolesar and Greg McMurtry failed to catch
a pass Saturday and have made only seven
See 'M' wins, Page 13

Nicaraguan MD
visits 'U' hospital



ask FBI to

High-tech health care at the Uni-
versity, including talking elevators
and emergency helicopters, im-
pressed the health care director from
Juigalpa, Nicaragua, who most often
treats patients without enough
medical equipment, light bulbs, or
Xavier Luna, who is visiting Ann
Arbor to acquaint the sister-city task
force with his hospital and its needs,
said his hospital frequently runs with
40 percent of the needed medical
Luna, who was invited by the
Ann Arbor Sister City Project, was
in town to raise funds for eight im-
portant health care projects in
Juigalpa. In addition, he talked with
University medical students about
providing health care in a poor
IN HIS slide presentation of the
Camilo Ortega Saavedra hospital last
week, Luna told about 20 medical
students how Nicaraguan doctors are
forced to improvise. "Medicine tends
to become a form of art," he said.
Much of the essential equipment
does not function due to a shortage
of spare parts - a shortage mainly
due to the U.S. embargo, he said.
"Even with all the limitations we
1 manage to take care of all the peo-

Nicaragua all health care is free,"
Luna said. "Access to health care is a
right of the citizen, and it is the duty
for the government to deliver it."
AT THE University Hospitals,
patients and insurance companies
must pay $500-$1,500 per day.
But health care in Nicaragua has
changed dramatically since the 1979
"Since 1983 polio has been com-
pletely eliminated, and now we are
conducting a large educational cam-
paign to prevent and cure diarrhea -
the number one child killer," Luna
said. "Before the revolution medical
schools produced less than 50 doc-
See Doctor, Page 6

University law school officials
decided Friday to deny the FBI re-
cruitment privileges until the bureau
rebuts claims that it upholds racist
hiring policies.
Law Dean Lee Bollinger said
yesterday he will mail a letter to the
FBI this week "expressing concern
of the law school about the FBI's
recruitment policy and ask(ing) the
FBI for a statement of response."
Bollinger said a law school deci-
sion to pernit the FBI to recruit law
students on campus depends on "the
attitude of the bureau toward non-
discrimination" in its response. He
added that the law school has re-
served a space for the FBI to recruit
later this month, giving the bureau
time to respond to his letter.
BUT LAW school Associate
Dean Susan Eklund said "no firm
date" for the FBI to come has been
FBI officials were unavailable for
comment yesterday.
"This is a partial victory for the
students acting on this. depending on


Brooks said Bollinger's letter sym-
bolizes. a shift in law school policy
by now demanding that potential re-
cruiters prove they do not violate the
school's discrimination policy. Pre-
viously, he said, students were re-
quired to provide sufficient evidence
that an employer's recruitment pol-
icy was in violation of the law
school's career placement policy,
which claims that recruiters cannot
discriminate on the basis of race or
Now, Brooks said, students need
only establish a likelihood that an
employer discriminates in hiring,
forcing the employer to disprove the
claim before being allowed to recruit
at the law school.
The law school thus far has
postponed two FBI recruitment ses-
sions. The school initially slotted
the FBI to present a recruitment
pitch Sept. 14, but had reset the
session for today to ensure a
"peaceful" environment for the FBI
recruiter and the audience.
THE LAW school faculty de-


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