Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 9, 1988
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Props BC &D
Michigan voters supported three
proposals in yesterday's election that
w1l change the rights of crime vic-
tiois, help clean the environment,
an( increase funding for local parks
and recreation projects.
The three proposals were less
controversial than the emotionally
charged abortion proposal also on the
ballot, but supporters said they were
still crucial for the state's future.
,Proposal C will target $660
nBllion in bond proceeds to en-
vironmental cleanup while Proposal
D will direct $140 million from the
sale of bonds to state and local parks
and recreation projects.
The environmental projects in-
clude cleaning up toxic waste sites,
promoting alternatives to landfills,
loaning money to communities for
waste water treatment facilities, and
financing Michigan's share of a Great
Lakes protection fund.
Gov. James Blanchard proposed
the bond issues last January and
campaigned on behalf of them this
fall, along with his predecessor Gov.
Environmental and business
groups backed both issues, saying
that attacking the problems now
would save the state a bigger cleanup
bill in the future.
Little formal opposition existed,
although critics said the spending
would make only a small dent in the
The money for parks was billed as
a way to boost the state's tourism
industry. The $140 million will be
spent equally between state and local
Attracting even less pre-election
attention than the bond issues was
Proposal B, the move to add crime
victims rights to the constitution.
Those right include the right to be
treated with respect, the right to con-
fer with the prosecution, and the
right to be informed of the defen-
dant's sentence and release.
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president of the College Democrats
with a sigh. But, he said he can't be
disappointed because there are still
many other candidates to watch for.
Anne Young, LSA junior and
Dukakis campaigner, said "the
thought of four more years of
Republicans makes me ill."
Officers from the Republican
groups worked long hours for the
Republican campaigns of Presidential
Candidate George Bush, Pursell and
University Regent Deane Baker (R-
Ann Arbor). "We've been working
our asses off for the past two weeks."
said Jeff Johnson, state chair of the
No one at the Republican's party
seemed to be sick of the campaigns.
"I'm a political junkie," he remarked,
"I live for this," said Glenn Kotcher,
vice-president of the College
All of the officers expressed
optimism for the future of their
groups on campus. Joe Hart, vice-
president of Students for
Bush/Quayle, said the future of the
College Republicans at the
University looks "very good ... we
will continue the momentum from
the Bush campaign into the future."
Mahmoodzadegan agreed. "We've1
made an impact on this campus," he
When asked why the Pursell
campaign seemed to have abandoned
the University campus, Gary Cates,
his press secretary responded, "We
(Pursell and Pollack) are different in
style. We didn't use signs or vocal
rallies, but... used mailings."
Continued from Page 1
speech, but people stared mutely at
television sets when Massachussets
Gov. Michael Dukakis conceded the
As food and drinks ran out,
supporters remained, breaking into
their own songs, preparing to wait
into the early hours of the morning
for the final word.
Pollack, 46, and a University
graduate, has raised over $750,000 in
what has become the most expensive
congressional race in Michigan -
and one of the most costly
congressional races nationally.
Pollack has been a state senator
representing all of Washtenaw
County since 1982.
Continued from Page 1
remarkable degree." Bentsen won a
new term in the Senate from Texas
voters no matter what side won the
Democrats expected to renew
working majorities in both the
House and Senate that will comprise
the 101st Congress. The two parties
vied for gains in 12.gubernatorial
contests, races that held significance
for a nationwide redistricting that
takes place after the 1990 census.
There were 33 Senate seats on the
ballot, 18 held by Democrats and 15
by Republicans, and a full
complement of House races.
Democrats held a 54-46 edge in the
old Senate and overwhelming 255-
177 advantage in the old House,
with three vacant seats.
Outgoing Senate Majority leader
Robert Byrd of West Virginia also
won, as did Maine's George
Mitchell, one of the three men who
hope to succeed him as his
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Rescue teams reach China's
BEIJING - Yesterday Army rescuers and medical teams finally
reached stricken villages in a remote area near Burma where China's worst
earthquake in more than a decade killed at least 930 people last weekend.
Official Beijing radio said more than 100 people had been rescued
from the rubble of collapsed buildings and many more were believed to be
Approximately 1,000 soldiers were involved in the rescue operation
and the central government has allocated $53.6 million.
Sunday night's tremblor registered 7.6 on the Richter scale,
indicating a quake of tremendous force.
Information on casualties and rescue work was sparse and most
government offices refused to answer reporters' questions, but the Civil
Affairs Ministry told the U.N. Development Program and World Food
Program Offices in Beijing that more than 930 people were killed.
Parishioners fight closings
DETROIT - The impact of St. Elizabeth Church on its poor,
working-class neighborhood can't be measured on paper, say parishioners
who begged the Detroit archdiocese yesterday to spare the church.
Church leaders and lay members banded together to plead their case at
hearings that will decide the fate of St. Elizabeth and 42 other Catholic
churches the archdiocese wants to close.
Cardinal Edmund Szoka wants to shut down St. Elizabeth because of
its dwindling membership and merge it with a neighboring parish on
Detroit's east side. Worshipers, however, have vowed to fight the closing
of the 103 year-old church they say is a small but bright light in an
otherwise gloomy cityscape.
Besides the church's drug rehabilitation program, the parish operates
a senior citizen center and offers Wayne State University courses to
veterans and disadvantaged groups.
Shultz advises candidates
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State George Shultz urged the next
U.S. president to be realistic and deal with the Soviet Union when it is in
"We shouldn't be afraid to do it." he said yesterday in an election day
speech to young political leaders from around the world.
He praised the the reform efforts of Soviet Presdident Mikhail
Gorbachev and said that if Gorbachev succeeds, "the Soviet Union will be
a very different place."
His speech was aimed at the presidential candidates as well as foreign
"When we see an opportunity for problem-solving, when there is an
opportunity to do something that they (the Soviets) want to do and that
we think is in our interest, in the interest of friends around the world, we
shouldn't be afraid to do it. In other words, engage," Shultz said.
More Polish workers strike
GDANSK, Poland - Workers in two shipyards went on strike
yesterday in support of the doomed Lenin Shipyard, and they defied an
appeal by Solidarity leader Lech Walesa to go back to work.
Several hundered impatient young workers began strikes yesterday
morning at the Wisla and Repair shipyards in Gdansk to protest the
scheduled Dec.1 closing of the Lenin Shipyard.
Strikers said they had waited long enough for the authorities to start
talks and consider the banned union's future.
Walesa, meanwhile, said he might begin talks with the government
even without receiving a guarantee by the authorities for the continued
operation of the yard, the birthplace of the banned trade union.
A strike leader at the Wisla yard said 400-500 of the 1,000 workers at
the yard supported the strike.
No more cheese! For Texas
mice, marijuana's the thing
ANGLETON, Texas - It's taken patience and ingenuity, but a crime
lab has finally stopped thieves from pilfering the county's stash of con-
fiscated marijuana. The mice are gone.
Brazoria County Crime Lab Director Michael Manes says workers de-
cided something had to be done because the critters became bolder and
bolder as they developed a love for their newfound food, kept in a vault.
Because the drug had given them a false sense of security, it got to the
point where the mice simply would sit and stare at workers when they
opened the darkened vault rather than scurry from the light, said Manes.
The first move against the mice was to place drugs that might be
needed in court cases in steel cabinets so no evidence would be destroyed.
But an attempt to catch the mice with poisoned food met with little
success because they seemed to prefer marijuana seeds to cheese. The
cheese rotted as the bags of marijuana continued to be gnawed open.
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