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BY MICHAEL LUSTIG
An old cliche says, "Money makes
the world go 'round." No one knows
that better than someone running for
In recent years, the cost of running
for office has spiraled ever higher as
candidates buy up TV advertising and
hire image consultants. In several
heated U.S. Senate races in 1986, some
candidates spent over $10 million to get
State Sen. Lana Pollack, a Democrat
running for Michigan's Second Con-
gressional District seat, has raised over
$500,000 in her campaign so far and
hopes to have $750,000 by November,
said Dale Evans, her spokesperson.
He added that he expects Pollack's
opponent, Republican incumbent U.S.
Rep. Carl Pursell, to raise $1 million by
Election Day, even though, Evans said,
"(Pursell's) ineffectiveness" as a
legislator "has hurt his fundraising."
The growth of political action com-
mittees, which are set up by corpora-
tions and allow them to donate money
to political campaigns, has also changed
political fundraising efforts. In recent
years, PACs have proliferated, pumping
more money into campaigns. Busi-
nesses, interest groups, labor unions,
and individuals can set up a PAC to do-
Both the Pollack and Pursell cam-
paigns say they dislike PAC money.
Gary Cates, Pursell's press secretary,
said Pursell puts more importance on
individual contributions, and Evans said
Pollack is "uncomfortable with calling
up people and asking for money."
But according to records obtained
from the Federal Election Commission,
as of August 1, Pollack had received
$92,377 in PAC contributions - about
27 percent of her total campaign in-
come. Twenty-nine percent of Pursell's
money has come from PAC donations,
according to the FEC.
Pollack's biggest donors have been
labor unions, women's political groups
such as the National Organization for
Women and Emily's List, and several
Support from the women's groups
has been largely unsolicited, Evans said,
because those groups have one underly-
ing goal - to get more women elected
to national office. Currently, 23 of the
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BY ALYSSA LUSTIGMAN
The proposed faculty discriminatory harassment pol-
icy is supposed to go into effect this Saturday, but nei-
ther faculty nor administrators know if it will. The pol-
icy, tabled at this month's faculty Senate Assembly
meeting, will be re-evaluated today.
"We don't know if the policy will go into effect
(Saturday)," said Mary Ann Swain, chair of the ad hoc
committee that drafted the proposal. "It is under discus-
THE FACULTY SENATE supported the intent of
the policy, but some members disputed the language of
the current draft, saying it could infringe on free speech
in the classroom, producing a "chilling effect," on
The faculty tabled an endorsement of the policy for a
month, allowing more time for comment and possible
University officials will be discussing whether or not
the policy will go into effect Saturday, without a faculty
endorsement, Swain said.
Some faculty members met yesterday at a forum to
discuss the policy, during an open chapter meeting of the
American Association of University Professors.
ASSOCIATE VICE President for Government
Relations Virginia Nordby, one of four speakers on a
panel, reaffirmed her support for the proposal, which
would cover all employees on the University payroll.
She compared it to the student discriminatory acts pro-
posal passed last spring.
"We can't have a student policy with teeth and have
no policy for everyone else," Nordby said.
The goal of the proposal, she said, was to assimilate
and clarify existing policies for dealing with harassment,
as well as standardize the procedure.
Panel speaker Thomas Lenaghan, the vice chair of the
Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, also
supported the proposal.
"THERE IS A CRUCIAL defect with the present
(policies)," he said. "It's too easy to scoop things under
the rug," he said. But though SACUA endorsed the new
policy,'Lenaghan said the current draft was "not as clear
as it needs to be if it is to be effective."
The AAUP, which hosted the panel, supported the
intent of the policy, said panelist Wilfred Kaplan, execu-
tive secretary of the campus chapter. But faculty should
be given a greater role in the formal complaint process,
Under the latest proposal, which was proposed in
June and revised in September, a formal complaint
would be investigated by a panel of three people: a
representative of Affirmative Action, a representative
from the accused's administrative or academic unit, and
an official from personnel.
Faculty members from the Dearborn campus who at-
tended the panel expressed their concern over the lack of
faculty input, particularly from Dearborn, into the docu-
The space shuttle Discovery takes off from the
Kennedy Space Center yesterday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle
Discovery carried the American flag back into space
yesterday after a 32-month absence, its five astronauts
riding a 700-foot tail of flame from rockets
meticulously redesigned after the Challenger disaster.
"Everyone certainly stood tall today," said Kennedy
Space Center director Forrest McCartney as Discovery
settled into orbit, 184 miles above earth. Mission
Control said the ship was "performing nominally."
Six hours after lift-off the crew accomplished the
main mission of its flight, release of a satellite that
will give NASA nearly constant communication with
future shuttle missions.
It was the first launch since the Challenger
explosion shocked the nation and stopped the manned
space program in its tracks.
"We sure appreciate your all getting us up in orbit
the way we should be," Discovery's commander, Navy
Capt. Frederick Hauck, told Mission Control. "We're
looking forward to the next four days - we have a lot
to do and we're going to have a lot of fun doing it."
Lift-off was the first and most important milestone,
but more was at stake than simply getting into space.
The 2 1/2-year grounding of the shuttle fleet set back
the nation's satellite delivery capability, and the release
of the communications satellite was the main order of
business in orbit, several hours after launch.
The giant Tracking and Data Relay Satellite is a
$100 million twin of the craft that was destroyed
Launch, at 11:37 a.m. EDT, came only after NASA
waived weather guidelines to allow for flight through
some lighter than usual Florida winds. The 98-minute
delay simply heightened the tension as NASA unveiled
a spaceship that underwent more than 400
modifications since the Challenger flight.
Just how well the Discovery's booster rockets
performed in their new design awaited detailed analysis.
But J.R. Thompson, who directed the work from the
Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama said; "From
everything I see, everything looks great."
No, it's not preacher Mike
Don't you recognize it? We didn't either, but members of "Big M Enterprises" want Willy the Wolverine,
who plugged himelf on the Diag yesterday, to be our campus mascot. "He's so cute," said one student. Big
M hopes you'll think the same about their Willy pens, t-shirts, etc...
re the dyes lies
BY KATHERINE BEITNER
How come everyone's so mel-
low all of sudden?
There has always been an earthy
contingent maintaining the spirit of
the sixties - but now campus is
swarming with flower children.
Which ones are real and which
aren't? Will the real earth people
please identify themselves?
This is getting really confusing.
Now, they're selling tie-dyes at
Ulrich's. Hundreds of these colorful
shirts with the word Michigan
sprawled across them have been sold
this fall, said Ulrich's supervisor
And will the
who are really earthy don't care
what they wear."
O.K., fine. There were a small
core of people on campus who have
always been earthy because they
wore what they genuinely wanted.
But now, are we are being in-
Looks like she's got some good
LSA senior Gail Belenson ex-
plains, "Materialistic people realized
they were standing out on campus
and think now they're more real.
They're not any less materialistic.
They'll still vote for George Bush."
Some feel that earthy attire has
evolved to be a prestige symbol of
its own. "The tie-dyes of today are
clean and well established, almost
like they have an alligator on them,"
said LSA senior David Kalt.
It appears that several students
U.N. peacekeepers win
1988 Nobel Peace Prize
OLSO, Norway (AP) - Soldiers
on the front lines of the United
Nations' 40-year quest for peace won
the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize
yesterday for steadfast duty in the
cross fire of the world's conflicts.
In Jerusalem, peacekeepers broke
open bottles of champagne to
celebrate the prestigious award as the
word was passed by radio from
outpost to outpost.
"We are here to keep the peace.