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by Bill Watterson Redistricting gains may
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Democrats' romp for control of re-
districting cements the GOP as the
House minority for the foreseeable
future and will allow Democrats to
draw local political lines to their ad-
vantage in many states.
The Democrats gained a handful
of new redistricting monopolies
Tuesday, most significantly in
Florida and Texas, which will gain
seven of the 19 House seats likely to
shift in 1992 to reflect population
shifts of the 1980's.
Only Republican Pete Wilson's
win in the California gubernatorial
race kept a disheartening day for the
GOP in the costly, decade-long redis-
tricting battle from turning to total
"The greatest area of Democratic
victory," was Democratic Party
Chair Ron Brown's assessment of
the redistricting fight.
"Our party is very well posi-
tioned not only for 1992 but for the
rest of this decade," said Charles
Black, chief spokesperson for the
Republican National Committee.
Black's assessment was based on
the GOP's having a voice in redis-
tricting for 231 of the 435 congres-
sional districts, roughly 65 more
than ten years ago.
But given the overwhelming re-
election rate of incumbents, the true
battlegrounds are in the states gain-
ing or losing seats, an area where
Democrats clearly will have an edge.
And for most of the 1980
Republicans said their chances of b
coming the House majority an4
making inroads at the state legisla-
ture level rested on their success in
redistricting battles this year.
Overall, Democrats emerged from)
Tuesday's vote with redistricting
monopolies in 17 states. Re-
publicans control the process out-
right in just three: New Hampshir
Utah and Vermont, none of the
major redistricting battlegrounds.
Democrats also have an edge of
sorts in many of the states whero
power is shared because they contrcj
or were likely to control 74 of the
nation's 99 legislative chambers.
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trailing narrowly in California, said,
"If the voters decide to make a
change, that's what democracy is all
About 96 percent of incumbents
Senate Democratic Leader George
Mitchell and House Speaker Thomas
Foley, their majorities strengthened
in the 102nd Congress, went to
work on an agenda for the next two
Foley said it would include "tax
fairness," as well as legislative ini-
tiatives for health care and education.
Democrats emerged from the elec-
tions with a 56-44 majority in t
Senate, a gain of one seat. They
were adding nine seats to their Hodse
majority for a likely edge of 268
167. Their major congressional dis-
appointment was GOP Sen. Jesse
Helms' bigger-than-expected re-elec-
tion in North Carolina.
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47,000 votes. The race, with Pollack
against Republican Rich Birkett,
was marked by a similarity of the
candidates' views on issues including
abortion rights and funding for
higher education. Neither was avail-
able for comment.
'I think that it is
President Bush to
have support in
- Brian Brown,
LSA first-year student
In the battle for the U.S.
Congress seat in Michigan's 2nd dis-
trict, Republican incumbent C .l
Pursell easily outdistanced Democ*
Elmer White and Tisch Independent
Paul Jensen. Pursell received over
76,000 votes to White's 43,147.
The number of votes Jensen received
White expressed little surprise at
his defeat. "It's a heavily Republican
district," he said, "and they usually
receive about 60 percent of the
votes. I was somewhat surprised th
the student voters weren't involved.
LSA first-year student Brian
Brown expressed concern at the fail-
ure of several Republicans to gain
office. "I think that it is important
for President Bush to have support
in Michigan. I think that a Republ -
can House and Senate would provide
him that support."
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the University's proposal for a code
of non-academic conduct and is a
supporter of deputization.
"The main point is, how do we
make a safer campus? There are
many ways: improved lighting, vol-
unteer walking. There is a wide
range of ideas the University is try-
ing to bring forward," Power said.
Power proposes cost-cutting mea-
sures for the University as a way to
limit rising tuition costs.
McFee graduated from the Uni-
versity in 1951 with a B.A. in His-
tory and now is mayor of Battle
Creek. She has served as commis-
sioner of both Battle Creek City and
McFee said a code would be
"totally inappropriate in a University
environment" and said the issue of
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Interim Vice President for Stu-
dent Services Mary Ann Swain said
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that at the meeting with UAC offi-
cials, Union officials, and security
officers held before the MTV event,
it was made clear that student ID's
would be required at the door for en-
trance in keeping with the new
UAC President Sarah Jackson
said because student ID's were re-
quired when tickets were purchased
for the MTV event, ID's were not
checked again at the door.
Swain said if ID's were not
checked at the door then "the plan
didn't get carried through... there was
a slip-up." Swain said she plans to
investigate why ID was not required
"Plans (to check student ID's at
social functions) are consistent for
Black Greek events and this one,"
Black student leaders, however,
contend that the University uses a
double standard in its application of
deputization should continue to b.
evaluated and "if it proves unneces-
sary... then we will act accordingly."
On limiting tuition rises, McFee
said the regents should be "inter-
facing with the state legislature and
the governor constantly to keep
Power and McFee will assume
their positions on the Board in Jan-
MSA Vice President Angela
Burks said the University is
"strongly enforcing the policy on
certain groups, especially Black
Black Greek Association Presi-
dent Glenn Eden said, "The Univer-
sity is not enforcing the policy out-
side the Black Greek Association or
other Black organizations."
Another complaint of Black stt-
dents is that the cost of holding a
social event in a University facility
has risen as a result of the increased
number of security guards required
for an event
"What the University is doing is
turning the Union into a country
club because those who don't have
the economic resources, can't us
it," Burks said.
Burks said if some sort of resoli-
tion in this conflict over the safety
policy is not arrived at, "this Uni-
versity is going to see a BAM III or
IV, whichever one we're on."
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