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IfElection '88'

President<
George Bush/Dan Quayle (R)
Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen (D)
Lenora Fulani/Mamie Moore
Ron Paul/Andre Marrou (L)
Larry Holmes/Gloria La Riva
Eugene McCarthy/Florence Rice
James Warren/Kathleen Mickells
Ed Winn/Barry Porster (WL)
U.S. Senate - Michigan
Sally Bier (WAC)
Jim Dunn (R)
Mark Friedman
Dick Jacobs (L)
Donald Riegle (D)*
U.S. Congress - 2nd District
Lana Pollack (D)
Carl Pursell (R)*
David Raaflaub (L)
State Representative -
53rd District
Rich Birkett (R)
Perry Bullard (D)*
Scott Jones (WAC)
U-M Regents (choose 2)
Deane Baker (R)'
James Hudler (L)
Tom Lewand (D)
John Salvette (L)
Cliff Taylor (R)
Nellie Varner (D)"
Michigan Supreme Court
(choose 2) (nonpartisan)
James Brickley*
Richard Johnston
Jerry Kaufman
Charles Levin*
Marvin Stempien
Donald Warmbier

Proposals
A: "Restrict use of tax funds for abortions
for persons receiving public assistance.
Should the law be approved?"
B: "Proposal to include crime victims'
rights in the constitution. Should the
proposed amendment be adopted?"
C: "Proposal to authorize bonds for envi-
ronmental protection programs. Should
this proposal be approved?"
D: "Proposal to authorize bonds for state
and local recreation projects. Should this
proposal be approved?"
Circuit Court (nonpartisan)
Nancy Francis
Melinda Morris
Clerk/Register of Deeds
Robert Harrison (R)*
Kevin McCormick (D)
Sheriff
Harold Owings (D)
Ronald Schebil (R)*
Prosecutor
William Delhey (R)*
Terrence O'Hagan (D)
Treasurer
Jan BenDor (D)
Michael Stimpson (R)*
Drain Commissioner
Janis Bobrin (D)
Philip Bondie (R)
R - Republican
D - Democrat
L Libertarian
WL - Workers League
WAC - Workers Against Concessions
* denotes incumbent

Regents

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 8, 1988 - Page 3
likely to sail

in

on

party coattails

BY STEVE KNOPPER
Tonight the country will elect a new
President. Closer to home, Michigan vot-
ers will elect two University regents.
In the past, regents have usually been
elected along party lines, riding the coat-
tails of state and national candidates.
State voters elect the University's
Board of Regents, but many of them have
never heard of the current candidates. As a
result, they pull the lever based on their
party affiliation.
If today's election follows historical
patterns, Democratic candidates Nellie
Varner and Thomas Lewand will be regents
if Massachusets Gov. Michael Dukakis
wins the presidency. If Vice President
George Bush wins, Republican incumbent
Deane Baker of Ann Arbor and Republican
candidate Clifford Taylor would start their
eight-year terms on the board.

But it doesn't always work out that
way.
In 1980, Republican candidate Ronald
Reagan won the presidency, yet Varner
upset Republican incumbent David Laro
by 6,000 votes for the post.
There are indications that an upset like
Varner's in 1980 could occur again. In
fact, Regent Baker and Lewand have come
under fire in the media before today's elec-
tion. Last week, the Ann Arbor News re-
ported last summer that Baker encouraged
the leading candidate for University presi-
dent not to accept the job.
That candidate, then-New York Public
Library Director Vartan Gregorian, report-
edly withdrew his name from consideration
shortly after his conversation with Baker.
Some indicate that Regent Neal Nielsen
(R-Brighton) did not endorse the incum-
bent Baker for the Republican nomination

in September because of his actions in the
search. Nielsen, however, said such an en-
dorsement was "not at all unusual" yester-
day, and would not comment further.
Baker also refused to comment on the
reports, saying, "What you read and what
actually happened are often two different
things."
But Baker, after 16 years on the board,
has name recognition among state voters
and within the Republican Party. In 1980,
he received 120,000 more votes than
Varner.
Lewand, too, has been criticized in his
campaign. Republican candidates have said
his close relationship with Blanchard will
tie him to the State Legislature. Oppo-
nents fear his election will jeopardize the
University's autonomy. Lewand has served
as Blanchard's campaign manager and chief
of staff.

King campaigns for the 'Duke'

BY ALEX GORDON
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
DEARBORN - Martin Luther King
III, the son of the late civil rights pioneer
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., urged United
Auto Workers union members yesterday to
vote for Michael Dukakis in today's elec-
tions.
King, speaking to 175 UAW members
at a presidential campaign rally, brought
the crowd to its feet with the message that
"the destiny of workers, the destiny of our
children, the destiny of Michael Dukakis
and Llyod Bentsen is in your hands!"
King challenged the workers "to pro-

vide the energy to get others out (and
vote)" so that "Wednesday morning we can
all wake up and see the sweet words of
victory for Mike Dukakis."
King said in an interview, that the key
to a Dukakis victory today is "a super.
turnout from the Black and Hispanic
communities and the working class." If the
reaction of the crowd yesterday was any
indication he said, it may just be the race
is "closer than the polls show."
"Dearborn is important just like any
heavy labor town. I'm here to fire people
up," said King.
His appearance at the rally. was one of

many pre-election stops. He has been
traveling for over a month to drum up
support for Dukakis.
"Dukakis is a tremendous organizer, he
understands how bureaucracies are run, un-
like the current leadership," King said. "I
don't worry about whether or not Dukakis
has passion, because I know George Bush
has no compassion."
He compared Dukakis' message of
"building.for the future" to past images of
his father working with the labor move-
ment in the '60s civil rights movement.
"You and I have to turn this election
around," he said.

Candidates vie for county drain commissioner

BY MARK KOLAR
In the spirit of partisan county politics, the
race for drain commissioner has heated up in
Washtenaw County, with Janis Bobrin (D-
Ann Arbor) running against Philip Bondie (R-
Lodi Township).
Current drain commissioner, Republican
Delores Sigal, lost in the primary and will not
run in today's election.
The drain commissioner maintains existing
drains and lake levels in Washtenaw County
areas. The office also evaluates petitions from
townships and individuals for new country
drains and oversees the construction of those
drains.
Additional responsibilities include making
sure that all new subdivisions have adequate
storm water runoff capacities under the Subdi-
vision Act and administering the Huron River
Pollution Abatement Program, which expires
in 1991. It attempts to ensure that no waters
draining into the Huron river contain danger-
ous impurities.
The Drain Commissioner also votes on the

county Parks and Recreation Commission, the
Board of Public Works, the Energy Task
Force, the Landfill and Facility Siting Com-
mittee and the Hazardous Substance Panel.
"We're a rapidly developing county

This is Bobrin's first attempt at an elected
office, though she has been active in Demo-
cratic party politics in the past.
Bobrin has a Bachelor's and a Master's de-
gree in Urban Planning from the University,

'(Washtenaw is) a rapidly developing county, and the Drain Com-
missioner has a responsibility to ensure that the new development is
environment is environmentally sound.'
- Janis Bobrin, candidate for Washtenaw County
drain commissioner

Bondie learned construction work during
his two terms serving in Vietnam as a heavy
equipment operator. "I feel that my field
experience with construction as an equipment
operator gives me the experience to know how
to let out construction bids,'' he said.
Bondie has been elected to the Lodi Town-
ship Board of Trustees, and was the Secretary
of the Washtenaw County chapter of the
Michigan Townships Association. He has a
Bachelor's degree in chemistry and math from
Eastern Michigan University.
A graduate of Saline high school, he now
works as a consultant to manufacturing firms.
He previously owned a tool and die shop in
Detroit. He has the endorsement of the Au-
gusta Township Environmental Strategy
Committee.
"I think I have a broad range of experiences
that give me those qualifications necessary to
make me a good drain commissioner," Bondie
said.
The drain commissioner earns a salary be-
tween $35,238 and $44,047

(Washtenaw), and the Drain Commissioner
has a responsibility to ensure that the new de-
velopment is environment is environmentally
sound," Bobrin said. "I'm not against devel-
opment."
But Bondie said that he would like to ex-
tend the duration of the Huron River Pollution
Abatement program beyond 1991, perhaps
carrying similar programs to the Saline and
Raisin rivers.

and has served as president of the East Michi-
gan Environmental Action Council for six
years.
She has been a manager with the Southeast
Michigan Council of Governments and a
member of the Washtenaw County Coopera-
tive Extension Service Advisory council. Bo-
brin was also appointed to the Governor's
Resource Recovery Policy Advisory
Committee by Gov. James Blanchard. '

Bobrin
...runs for drain commissioner

*THE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Voters disenchanted by CASSIFIED AsI
Bush, Dukakis rhetoric 760

Speakers
"Fluid Flow in Subduction
Zones" - Peter Vrolijk, U of M,
4001 C.C.3Little, 4 pm. Coffee &
cookies at 3:30 pm.
"Gorbachev and the Non-
Russian Peoples" - Prof. Ronald
G. Suny, Rackham Amphitheatre, 8
Pm.
Technology and Peace/War -
Felix Kaufmann (EMU) and David
Singer (Poli. Sci.), 1005 Dow, 3:30-5
pm.
"Fourier Analysis and
Filtering with only a few
Multiplies" -Prof. Donald W.
Tufts, 1200 EECS, 4 pm.
"South Africa: The
Perspective" - Dr. John Jonsson,
Rm. C Michigan League, 7 pm.
Sponsored by Ambassadors for Christ.
"Taiwan in Perspective" - Dr.
Wei Yung, Brown Bag Lectures Lane
Hall Commons, 12 noon.
Meetings
U of M Archery Club -
Coliseum, 7-10 pm. For Info call
764-4084, send message to Archery @
UB.
Women's Action for Nuclear
Disarmament (WAND) Meeting
- 2209 Union, 7-8:30 pm.
Pro Israel Student Activist -
Meeting at Dominick's, 5 pm.
American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics
(AIAA) Student Branch - 107
Aerospace Bldg., 7 pm.
Lesbian and Gay Rights
Organizing Committee

Rainforest Action Movement
(RAM) - 1520 Dana, 7 pm.
U of M Women's Lacrosse
Club - Practice, Elbel Field, 9-11.
Shotokan Karate Club of
Michigan - CCRB Martial Arts
Rm., 7-8:30 pm.
U of M Fencing - Practice, Hill
Coliseum, 7 pm.
Wels Lutheran Campus
Ministry - Michigan Union, 8-9
pm. Study, basics of Christianity.
TARDAA - 296 Dennison, 8 pm.
Public Relations Club - Anner
Schmutt, Heatlie from Domino's,
Inc., Welker Rm., Michigan Union,
4:30 pm.
Order of Omega - Kuenzel Rm.,
Michigan Union, 7:30 pm.
Furthermore
Marketing Your Liberal Arts
Degree - Career Planning &
Placement Center, 4:10-5 pm.
Deciding Your Career Part II
(Jrs/Srs) - Career Planning and
Placement Center, 4:10-6 pm.
Heterosexism and People With
Different Sexual Orientation -
Alice Lloyd, Red Carpet Lounge, 8-10
pm. Refreshments served.
Islamic Coffee Hour - 1003
EECS, 12:30-1:30 pm.
A Poetry Reading - Colleen J.
McElroy, E. Conference Rm.,
Rackham, 4 pm.
Symposium on Reconstruction
of the World's Protolanguages
and Associated Cultures - Daily
Sessions, Nov. 8-11, fourth floor
Rackham Bldg., Amphitheatre, 9 am-

WASHINGTON (AP) - Large
segments of the public have been
telling the pollsters they wish
somebody else, almost anybody else,
were running for the presidency.
That's a warning sign.
Here's another: The two who are
running have not spelled out much
what they aim to achieve. "Good
jobs and good wages" for "a kinder,
gentler America" are too vague too
pass into law.
Yet a third: Neither Michael
Dukakis nor George Bush command
anything like the personal loyalty
that Ronald Reagan attracted. Their
campaigns were at once tough and
lackluster. On top of that, if Bush

wins he'll likely have to deal with
Democrats controlling both houses
of Congress.
Difficult problems await the next
president, especially in the economy:
The deficit. The trade imbalance. The
crisis in the savings and loan
industry. Debt in the Third World,
which could threaten the American
banking system. The prospect of a
recession.
So the question arises whether the
winner of the presidency today will
have trouble presiding. Will he have
a mandate? Will he have a
honeymoon? Will a candidate who
has failed to arouse much enthusiasm
on the stump be able to mobilize

support for his programs and rally
the nation to back the decisions he
will have to make?
People who wonder about these
questions seem divided.
"They are both potentially quite
weak presidents," says Curtis Gans
of the Committee for the Study of
the American Electorate, a group that
analyzes voting patterns. "They get
elected with two problems, one of
which is no strong feelings for them.
and the second no substantive
mandate for action."
However, Victor Kamber, a
Democratic political consultant, isn't
among the worriers.

Poll
Continued from Page 1
to Boston to vote.
For the first time since last
December, polling in California and
eight large northern states -
Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan,
New Jersey, New York, Ohio and

Pennsylvania - shows Dukakis
with a 1 percentage point edge over
Bush, Harris said.
Harris said his evaluation was
based on Louis Harris & Associates
Inc.'s nationwide polling Wednesday
through Sunday of 4,220 adults,
including 2,537 who said they were
likely voters.

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Prop A
Continued from Page 1
"We've thought all along we
were going to win and we're going
in with confidence," said Judith

A "Yes" vote will end the tax-
paid abortions, while a "No" would
continue them.

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