The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 23, 1990 - Page 5
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After
100 days in office, Gov. L. Douglas
Wilder has earned widespread atten-
tion for his "New Mainstream"
agenda but there is criticism at home
from some who say he has ignored
Black concerns and has little vision
Wilder gets about 250 invitations
a week to speak on his platform of
fiscal conservatism and social pro-
gressivism that he says helped to
make him the nation's first elected
"It's really caught on around the
country - 'The New Mainstream,'
Wilder said in an interview last
week, shortly before he reached his
100th day in office yesterday.
Although he says national office
isn't on his agenda, Wilder has trav-
eled twice to California and will
speak at a Democratic political event
in New Hampshire in June. Both
states will hold early presidential
primaries in 1992.
"I haven't really taken any time
from state activities to go to any
other place," he said.
Wilder's message has worried
some Black political scientists who
say he has neglected Black issues in
an attempt to appeal to white voters.
They point to his push to expand
the death penalty in Virginia, his
,opposition to creating a majority
Black congressional district in the
state and his refusal to take a stand
on whether women should be admit-
ted to tax-supported Virginia Mili-
"I think the reluctance to take a
stronger stand on the VMI issue is
particularly troubling," said Charles
Jones, an associate professor of po-
litical science at Old Dominion Uni-
versity in Norfolk. "If we don't have
* Black politicians taking a more ag-
gressive stand on that, then who is?"
Wilder said his priorities -
fighting the drug problem, eliminat-
ing disparity among local school
systems, and improving early child-
hood education - will benefit
Blacks as well as whites.
"Blacks are disproportionately af-
fected," he said. "I'm not unaware of
Earth Day '90
This new shanty was constructed on the Diag over the weekend. "We had spare wood," said former MSA
president Aaron Williams, who helped build the shanty. Other students erecting the "pro-democracy" shanty
said it was also to protest the other shanties.
'U' appcations crease despite
fewer numbers of H.S. graduates
Millions of Americans cleaned up
beaches and roadsides, planted trees
and listened to music with a message
as they celebrated the 20th
anniversary of Earth Day, the
"environmental teach-in" that
launched a movement.
In all, some 3,600 American ci-
ties and towns mustered forces to re-
juvenate the environmental move-.
About 20 million people partici-
pated in the April 22, 1970 event,
which sparked the conservation
movement and efforts to fight pollu-
tion and destructive development.
"I get a real sense of renewal, and
a kind of rededication, that will pro-
vide the support for change at the
grass-roots level," said John
McLachlan, scientific director at the
National Institute of Environmental
Sciences in Research Triangle Park,
N.C. "There's a sense of urgency
that hasn't been there."
Industry showcased the latest in
alternatively fueled vehicles in Ann
Arbor yesterday, while other com-
munities used Earth Day for an All
Species Parade and demonstrations of
The events were among dozens
held in Michigan to mark Earth Day,
an event conceived, by former Wis-
consin Sen. Gaylord Nelson.
Most of the cars, trucks and
buses displayed at the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) Motor
Vehicle Emission Laboratory in Ann
Arbor, the national center for re-
search and policy-making related to
vehicle pollution, ran on methanol,
propane, electricity or compressed
"We're really at the point that
technology people know there are a
number of fuels we can burn that are
inherently cleaner than gas," said Jeff
Alson, of the Office of Mobile
Sources at the laboratory.
"The real trick now is how we are
going to get these fuels into the
Cars powered by methanol, a liq-
uid fuel made from natural gas, coal
or even garbage, led the pack at yes-
terday's open house. Alson said the
EPA has spent about 11 years work-
ing with automakers to develop
At a gathering of 125,000 people
at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,
several activists criticized President
Bush for spending the weekend fish-
ing in Florida.
One was Peter Bahouth, president
of Greenpeace USA, who brought
with him a life-size cardboard cutout
In Washington, D.C., Gaylord
Nelson of the Wilderness Society
called for a grassroots campaign to
keep the spirit of yesterday's celebra-
tions alive in the years to come.
"I don't want to come back here
20 years from now and have to tell
your sons and daughters that you
didn't do your duty," he said.
Unlike the first Earth Day, this
year's commemoration was an inter-
national event. More than 140 coun-
tries on all seven continents partici-
pated, according to Earth Day 1990
of Palo Alto, Calif.
The international celebration will
"give the clear message to politi-
cians that millions of people are
aware of the problems facing the
earth," said Andrew Lees of the Bri-
tish branch of Friends of the Earth.
About two dozen people opposed
to Detroit's trash-burning incinerator
demonstrated at a tree planting cere-
mony in Detroit. A state commis-
sion shut down the municipal incin-
erator last week after ruling that its
mercury emissions were too high.
Pennsylvania's Gov. Robert
Casey led an "All Species Parade" in
Philadelphia, "so that the future gen-
eration can have a nice Earth and a
In Traverse City, about 250 peo-
ple, most of them dressed as their
favorite endangered species or pet
environmental concern, marched in
its own version of the All Species
A few Michigan universities are
boosting recruiting efforts and ex-
tending application deadlines to lure
shrinking numbers of high school
graduates, but other schools are
looking elsewhere to stabilize en-
Michigan high schools will grad-
uate nine percent fewer students this
year than in 1989, said William
Russell, admissions director at
Eastern Michigan University.
The sharp decline in birth rates
during the early and mid-1970s
means fewer high school graduates
every year until about 1995, and
their numbers won't return to 1989
levels until the year 2000, he said.
Eastern has extended until April
30 its deadline forfirst year student
applications for the fall 1990 term.
The Ypsilanti school two weeks ago
had received 7,554 first year applica-
tions, down 39 percent from 12,314
a year earlier.
"The application pool is down,
and there has been a decrease in the
number of high school graduates,"
President William Shelton said. "But
we still anticipate 2,250 freshman
enrollment, about the same (as last
At the University of Michigan,
first year applications are running
one percent ahead of year-earlier
levels. But applications are down by
15 percent at Western Michigan
University; by nine percent at
Northern Michigan University; by
7.5 percent at Wayne State Univer-
sity; and by 5 percent at Central
The decline in first year applica-
tions may indicate that high school
seniors simply aren't applying to as
many schools, said Stanley Harri-
son, admissions director at Western
Eastern, Western, and other
schools expect to shore up enroll-
ment by retaining current students,
adding transfer students and offering
more classes to "non-traditional"
part-time and adult students.
Michigan, however, expects to
admit 9,500 first year students this
fall to its Ann Arbor campus, com-
pared with 7,788 a year earlier, asso-
ciate admissions director Ted Spencer
"We are hot, we think, I think,
too, we'vesdone things a little differ-
ently," he said.
Michigan has increased its re-
cruiting efforts in part by having
faculty members contact high school
seniors, Spencer said.
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