The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 5, 1988 - Page 3
BY SCOTT CHAPLIN
A new state-wide political party
modeled after the West German
Green Party is hoping to gain access
to the state ballot by 1990, said party
' coordinator Brian Wanty, although
they won't have any candidates this
The Michigan Green Party is
based on the "Die Grunen," which
achieved prominence in the late '70s
for its popularity among young vot-
ers and its tough stance in fighting
for a cleaner environment, Wanty
The party stresses the need for
long-term national environmental
and social policies, as well as a
democratic political decision making
process. Wanty likened his group's
political philosophy to a Native
American tradition of considering
the effects of any important policy
decisions on the next seven genera-
"If we destroy the environment,
we'll have no economy [in the long
run]," said Wanty.
Greens seek to serve as an um-
brella group for citizen groups con-
cerned with environmental, peace,
and social justice issues. "We would
rather see the investment of (the na-
tion's) capital to create employment
rather than to pay for welfare pro-
grams," he added.
Green politics made their national
debut with the North American
Bioregional Congress in May, 1984.
Since then, Wanty said 50 Green
groups have formed around the
country. The Maine and New York
groups are already on the ballot, and
in New Haven Conn., Greens cur-
rently eight of 30 city council seats.
In Michigan, local Green groups
meet regularly in Lansing, Kalama-
zoo, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor Greens emerged
from the September 1987 Earthfest,
a School of Natural Resources con-
ference that focused on
environmental and social issues.
Since then, they have been meeting
bi-monthly in groups of 10 to 40.
M The local group is half students,
said Lauren Sargent, a member.
Their focus for this fall will be to
press Ann Arbor City Council to do
something about landfill issues.
Dunn trails badly in polls, which,
he said, don't mean much. He
blames that on Riegle's monetary
advantage. "I'm 100 percent con-
vinced I'll win - if I can get the
His "message" includes an
BY MICHAEL LUSTIG
Jim Dunn says he would make
Michigan his top priority if elected
to the Senate, something he says in-
cumbent Sen. Don Riegle doesn't
do. But right now, he doesn't have
the means to prove his point.
Money is the important issue
here. Riegle has a lot; Dunn doesn't.
The senator has amassed over $4
million in campaign funds, but Dunn
has only about $200,000.
Dunn, who was elected to the
House in 1980 from the Sixth Dis-
trict (around Lansing) and served
one term, said Riegle is "very good
at sending our money away."
He said that if federal funds
allotted to states were based solely
on population, every Michigan resi-
dent would be $802 wealthier.
Dunn, a Republican, questioned
some of Riegle's business transac-
tions. He said Riegle engineered a
$141 million tax break for an
Arkansas chicken company, which
then donated $23,000 to his cam-
paign and helped bail out an Arizona
savings and loan, which gave him
$67,000. He also earned $142,000
by investing in a company that had
legislation pending in front of the
Senate Banking Committee, on
which Riegle serves, Dunn said.
"You could make the case that
Mr. Riegle has worked 12 years (in
the Senate) to get rich," Dunn said.
Riegle's campaign manager,
Kevin Gottlieb, dismissed Dunn's
charges. "He's desperate now and
swinging wildly at anything he can
swing at," Gottlieb said.
In the chicken incident, Gottlieb
said, Riegle voted to impose new
taxes on poultry farms, but opposed
efforts to force them to pay 10 years
retroactive taxes, which would have
cost the chicken company $141 mil-
lion, Gottlieb said. The contribu-
tions, he added, came from a lobby-
ist attending a fundraiser for Riegle.
Republican Jim Dunn is challenging incuntbent Sen. Don Riegle (D-
Michigan) for his position this November.
Duane Marsden, of Saline, strips paint from the stain glass window
at the First Congregational Church on State and William.
The savings and loan was a Cali-
fornia bank, not an Arizona bank,
Gottlieb said, and Riegle was asked
by another senator to attend a meet-
ing to answer questions. "Mr. Dunn
gets his facts mixed up, if not dis-
torted," Gottlieb said.
across-the-board spending freeze for
about two years, exempting only
Social Secunty, which, Dunn said,
would eliminate the deficit. Dunn
would make some cuts in the mili-
tary budget, and channel other funds
into welfare reform and education,
National group urges
new boycott of Nestle
people who engineered a seven-year
boycott against the Nestle company
to fight the promotion of infant
formula in Third World nations called
yesterday for a renewal of the protest
on an even larger scale.
Douglas Johnson, chairperson of
Action for Corporate Accountability,
called for a resumption of the
boycott, arguing that Nestle has
failed to live up to the agreements it
signed in 1984 that ended the original
This time, said Johnson, the
group is expanding the boycott to
American Home Products, which it
said is the second largest distributor
of infant formula in underdeveloped
While urging an across-the-board
boycott of the two companies'
products, protest leaders are asking
their followers to focus on two
products from each company: Nes-
tle's Taster's Choice Instant Coffee
and Carnation Coffee-mate Non-
Dairy Creamer, and American Home
Products' Anacin and Advil pain
Johnson's group says it is im-
moral for manufacturers to encourage
the formula's use in powdered form
in Third World countries where most
mothers don't have the money,
education or sanitary facilities to mix
The group says that thousands of
Third World babies drink form
bottles filled with drastically
understrength formula that does not
give them the nutrients they need or
infects them with bacteria.
Action for Corporate Accoun-
tability accused both companies of
violating at least the spirit- and by
Johnson's interpretation, also the
letter- of the World Health Or-
ganization and UNICEF Code of
Marketing of Breast-milk substitutes.
Spokespeople for both Nestle and
American Home products denied that
their companies violated the code.
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Report, Oct. 10, 1988 and wishes to learn, he or she can be
successful in almost any academic
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
"Is there a future for educa-
tion In the University?" -
Prof. N. Harris McClamroch,
former SACUA chair. Alumni
Center, 12:30 pm
"History of the Black
Physician" - Norman McCrae,
Chair, Dept. of Social Studies,
Detroit Board of Education. Ford
Amphitheatre, University Hospital.
7 - 9 pm.
"A Model for Dynamic Mar-
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Dermot Duggan, 451 Mason Hall,
4 pm. Coffee served at 1443
Mason Hall, 3:30 pm.
Organic Chemistry Seminar
- "Recognition of Substrates by
Glycosyl Transferases". Ole
Hindsgaul, University of Alberta.
1300 Chemistry Building, 4 pm.
UM Asian Student Coalition
- 2439 Mason Hall, 8 pm. For
info, call 769-8478.
Stilyagi Air Corps/Science
Fiction Club - Michigan
League, 8:15 pm.
Women of the University
Faculty - Fall Meeting, "Humor-
in Aging," Prof. Marjorie Jackson.
Glacier Hills, 1200 Earhart Rd. 7
pm. (5:45 - dinner)
UM Students of Objectivism
- Discussion of a critique of Ayn
Rand's philosophy of Objectivism
exerpted from "The Philosophic
thought of Ayn Rand" .Open to the
public. 2209 Michigan Union,
Film Series - A discussion of
the film Rape Culture. 447 Mason
Women and Science Work-
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Pre-Interviews - Conoco,
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Sharpening Your Interview
Skills - Career Planning &
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Business Opportunities with
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CP&P, 4:10 - 5 pin.
On-Campus Recruiting Pro-
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Angell Aud. B, 5:10 - 6:30 pm.
University Lutheran Chapel
- Holden Village Vespers, 1511
Washtenaw Ave. 9 pm.
In Vain - at The Beat, Ann
Arbor's only Rock-n-Roll Night
Club. 215 N. Main St. 9:30 pm.
$3 Cover charge.
Beans & Rice - Central
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House, 802 Monroe, 6 pm.
Star Trax - Record your own
vocals over taped music - free! At
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Maple St, 8:30 pm - 12:30 am.
Engineering Career Fair -
Chrysler Center, 10 am -,4 pm.
Handbells Ringers Club -
900 Burton Tower, 4 pm. New-
comers who read music are wel-
UM Taekwondo Club - 2275
CCRB, 6:30 - 8:15 pm.
UAC/Laughtrack - Comedy of
student Eric Champnella and
professional Michael Blackman. U-
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