Pg 2- The Michigan Daily- Thursday, January 18, 1990
GOP hopes to gain control of state
House after victory in special election
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
House Republicans aren't doing
cartwhecls yet, but a special election
victory by a GOP candidate brought
smiles yesterday and a bit more cre-
dence to their plans to gain control
of the chamber.
D. Roman Kulchitsky, now
Michigan's youngest lawmaker at
age 28, will represent the 25th Dis-
trict after a decisive triumph over
Democratic challenger Chuck Busse,
a Warren City Council member, on
Tuesday in the northern part of the
The two competed for the re-
mainder of a two-year term held by
Democrat Dennis Dutko, who re-
signed because he was serving a jail
sentence for drunken driving.
When the vote is certified, Kul-
chitsky's swearing in will give the
House 60 Democrats and 50 Repub-
Republicans are hoping the nod
for the GOP is a signal of the long-
touted shift in Macomb County
from Democratic candidates to Re-
Though Warren voters have sup-
ported Republican presidential candi-
dates, they primarily have stuck with
Democrats on the local level.
The GOP camp has been target-
ing House seats in suburban Detroit
for nearly a decade, and was success-
ful last year in getting Rep. Dave
Jaye (R-Utica) to oust incumbent
Bill Browne. Rep. John Maynard (D-
St. Clair Shores) held onto his seat
with just 347 votes.
"What it says for the House Re-
publicans is that they'll probably
have control by 1992 if things work
out right for them," said Republican
political consultant John Morgan,
who is working on legislative races
"I'm not about to say Warren is
suddenly going to be a Republican
stronghold or anything like that.
What I am saying is that we can get
these voterson the issues and so
forth and we can translate it below
the presidential level."
House Speaker Lewis Dodak (D-
Birch Run) pooh-poohed its signifi-
cance, saying he's confident Kulchit-
sky won't be returning after the
"We will pick that one up again,"
Dodak said. "We never thought it
was going to be easy."
Even Kulchitsky says the victory
isn't an indication of voter trends,
merely his district's willingness to
judge individual candidates instead of
"I feel that the people voted for
the man," he said after visiting the
House yesterday. "A lot of
Democrats voted for a Republican
for the first time."
"I certainly would like to see the
results reversed but I'm not sure
what trends you can draw," said Rep.
Ken DeBeaussaert, (D-New Balti-
more) who is considered vulnerable.
"I've never had a race that wasn't
targeted. We don't take it lightly."
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beyond the realm of education.
"We want to have some kind of
reactionary abilities," he said, refer-
ring to last term's event in which
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She cited several incidents in which
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the site are Black.
"The mistreatment would not
have been as serious if Ms. Juide
were not Black," said Matthews.
Unity also said the alleged harass-
ment was "quite possibly directly re-
lated to Juide's active involvement
in tenants' rights work."
Newlun, however, said the
charges have nothing to do with
race. She said the accusation was
"absurd," and noted the South Maple
renovations were approved by the
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development. "I believe the
rehabilitation was top-quality work,"
she said in response to Unity's accu-
Unity has not yet compiled a list
of demands to be presented to the
Housing Commission, but
Matthews said the biggest problems
facing the tenants are "shoddy re-
pairs, unaffordable housing, and un-
fair treatment by the Commission."
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Committee last term.
Conservative Coalition member
Jason Krumholtz, another appointee
and one of the candidates whose
name was omitted from some
ballots, was also pleased.
Krumholtz praised LSA-SG's
selection process: "I campaigned for
15 minutes in the LSA-SG
interview, and for over two days in
the library during the December
elections," he said. "More
information got out in those 15
minutes than I could have ever
gotten across during the campaign."
As debate on the selections
continued, some MSA officers felt
that the issue was finally settled, and
that the assembly as a whole would
benefit from the appointments.
"I believe that the best candidates
from both parties were selected,"
Mavrick said. "These are the people
who are going to work the hardest,
do the best job, and best represent
their student constituency."
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Former Rep. Dutko dies
LANSING, Mich. - Former state Rep. Dennis Dutko died yesterday
at a condominium he was renting in Fort Myers, Fla., a day after the pub-
lic learned of his arrest on cocaine and marijuana possession charges, his
former aide said.
Darrin Campbell said his family found him dead yesterday afternoon.
He refused to confirm rumors that the death was suicide, saying the coro-
ner's office still was investigating the incident.
A spokesperson for the Lee County Sheriff's department said the
agency was called to the condominium rented by Dutko around 2 p.m.
No foul play is suspected and the cause of death is unknown pending
an autopsy by the Lee County Medical Examiner, Col. Jeri Martin said.
She said a determination of whether drugs or alcohol were involved in
the death of Dutko, would have to await autopsy results.
Asked if it was suicide, she said, "We cannot tell at this point. There
was no apparent sign of trauma."
U.S. trade deficit increases
WASHINGTON - America's trade deficit widened to $10.5 billion in
November, its worst showing in 11 months, as U.S. exports took a tum-
ble caused in part by a strike at Boeing, the Commerce Department said
The increase, coming on the heels of an even worse 20 percent surge
in the October deficit, left private economists disheartened about the
chances for further improvement in the country's trade performance any.
Many economists are forecasting that the trade deficit this year will
begin rising again, reflecting a growing U.S. dependence on foreign oil, a
further slowdown in U.S. export sales abroad and continued demand by
American consumers for foreign products.
The trade improvement over the past two years has accounted for al-
most half of total U.S. economic growth. But with the export boom
showing signs of running out of steam, many analysts predict that the
overall economy will grow at just half the rate turned in 1989.
Meat shortages cause short-
term rationing in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania - Already meager meat supplies have
become critical and some communities have imposed short-term rationing
to fight hoarding by consumers long denied the bare necessities, a top
food official said yesterday.
Romanian Radio and government officials announced, meanwhile, that
trials would begin next week for six top henchmen of ousted Communist
dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, including the No. 3 man in his government.
Officials say the trials will be public and nationally televised.
Food shortages were widespread in the last years of Ceausescu's 24-
year tenure because of a forced export drive aimed at paying off Romania's
multibillion-dollar foreign debt.
Before Ceausescu's downfall Dec. 22, each Romanian was restricted to
1.1 pounds of meat a week, and sugar, oil, eggs and butter also were
either rationed or unavailable.
Engler proposes debate bill
LANSING, Mich. - Senate Majority Leader John Engler threw down
a debate gauntlet yesterday in front of Gov. James Blanchard. "I think if
people are too timid to debate, they're too timid to lead and I think that is
an issue," the Mount Pleasant Republican said in unveiling a bill that
would require debates between gubernatorial candidates.
Engler is expected to announce next month that he'll run this year
against Blanchard, a Democrat who's expected to seek his third four-year
Another bill proposed by Engler, a campaign ad bill, would require
gubernatorial candidates who accept public funds to be in any television or
radio ad that mentions their opponent. The ads would have to be ac-
companied by an affidavit that their contents were true and accurate.
Daily fires rumor-spreading
forecaster; campus rejoices
For the last two days, a psychopathic weather buff has been using this
space to promote synonyms for the word "hot." This poor, demented soul
has insisted that it would be both warm and sunny each of the past two
He was wrong.
Not only wasn't it sunny yesterday, it rained all day. Well, it wasn't
actually rain, it was sort of like mist - the awful kind that plagues those
who wear glasses.
And it wasn't hot, either. Sure, it was in the 40s, which is remarkable
for January. But when you think of hot, you think of Palm Beach or Ft.
Lauderdale - not Ann Arbor in winter.
So we here at the Daily want to assure you, the reader, that this
opportunistic pseudo-meteorologist will no longer be troubling the
campus with false weather reports of sun and warmth.
Instead, we offer the following advice for today's attire: Don't wear
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