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Sunrunner STR: Former pres.
drops to third Larrimah taken off
by David Rheingold place finishers in the GM Sunrayce Tennant Creek:
Daily Staff Reporter USA last July.ro
BANKABANKA, Australia - "We weren't sure if we could
The Japanese car giant Honda, after break free of the clouds. So we
finishing fourth on the first day of went kind of slow in the morning, Alice Springs MAteWrdSlrCalne19,adoc egtorcniec
the World Solar Challenge 1990, and once we got our confidence
cruised into second place yesterday, level up, that we knew we'd break Kulgera W illiam s could not prove
10.8 miles ahead of the Univer- through, we speeded up and we hitC p'
sity's Sunrunner. the clouds," said Engineering senior Cooper Perdy PmasteSddent a tus
Ingeniershule Biel, a Swiss Mike McAlear, a strategist and pro-
company, remained in the lead of grammer. byaChristine Kloostra
the 1,900-mile transcontinental race The Sunrunner broke free into y eporer MSA in the Winter 1989 elections,
of solar-powered vehicles. It com- sunshine shortly after 12 p.m. It Aaron Williams, former Michi- and made an unsuccessful bid for re-
pleted its second day of racing 115 raced neck-and-neck with WWU's Adelaid gan Student Assembly president and election in last winter's presidential
miles ahead of the University's Viking XX throughout the after- current Engineering representative, elections, losing to current president,
Sunrunner. noon, with each taking turns in Racing th W orid cannot run for a fourth term on the Jennifer Van Valey and her Action
The crew was nonetheless front. The University's Solar Car team completed the assembly because he is not an en- pmy
pleased to remain near the race's "I've said that we try to run our second day o the 1,900 mile (3,058 km) World rolled student.
in front of 33 other own race and pick anav espeedSolar Challenge 1990 Sunday. The Sunrunner Election Director Catherine Fu- He did, however, retain his seat
vanguard - frn f3 teowraendPika average sped pulled off the road in third plce, 110 miles behindreesnai.
cars from around the world, includ- and stick with it," said Jeff Pavlat, the Swiss entry, -The Spirit of Biel, and just 11 gate removed him from the ballot as engineering representative.
ing Western Washington University an Engineering senior in charge of miles behind Hondags entry, "Honda's Dreamt last Thursday. Williams' op-
(WWU) and the University of team strategy. position believed
Maryland, the second- and third- See AUSTRALIA, Page 2 Fugate made the
Conservative Coalition (CC), was Fgtede teion,
1.no registered after she submitted the rigt cs ion Wil
unrunner braves the Outback lst of candidates to the Registrar's msal
Soffice for verification. The Election dinam'femovale
by David Rheingold sponsors range from from the Swiecki, who worked on the body The chase car houses a portable Court allowed Williams to substan- did not affect the
Daily Staff Reporter Japanese corporation, Honda, to chassis. "We put titanium computer that runs its telemetry tiate his status as a student by last race.
In the Australian Outback - Australia's Dripstone High suspension in. We removed one of system. With it, operators in the Wednesday afternoon. "It's good to
the black and yellow body of the School. the motors and replaced it with a chase vehicle calculate the When Williams failed to appear see that justice
Sunrunner sits on the side of the The Sunrunner qualified for more efficient motor." Sunrunner's optimum velocity, with information proving he is a was done, said W illiams
highway like a 19.7-foot, 520- this race after its victory in last Although the Sunrunner is based on weather conditions and student, Fugate removed him from Eric Stempien, an
pound yellowjacket, with each of July's General Motors' Sunrayce equipped with only a two horse- battery power. They monitor the the ballot. Action candidate.
its 14,057 solar cells voraciously USA - an 1,800-mile trek from power motor- enough to run a Sunrunner's power, velocity, and "We'd beat them (CC) either with
absorbing the Australian sunlight. EPCOT Center in Orlando, standard hair dryer, it can travel up charge with an on-screen graph. Williams, who has served on the him or without him," Stempien
But the University's solar car Florida to Warren, Michigan. to 52 mph. During the race, A large truck containing spare assembly since the fall of 1987, ex- said. "Just because it was Aaron
does not bask for long in the The Sunrunner, though, isn't however, it usually maintains a parts, and a bus with food and plaines mad that hise atfein Williams doesn't make any differ-
dawn's early rays, for it has a the same vehicle that victoriously steady pace between 40 and 50 camping supplies also travel with classes all term and that his profes- ence."
mission to complete - a 1900 crossed the finish line at the GM mph. the Sunrunner. The "scout car" sors agreed to count his grades if he
mile odyssey across the continent Technical Center. It has since The Sunrunner is flanked on rides further ahead and clears the registers before the end of the term. Williams agreed that his removal
of Australia. undergone several structural the highway by a "lead" car and a highway of roadkill and stray His professors "didn't feel it w
The Sunrunner is participating modifications. "chase" car. Both escorts are cattle. would be truthful" to sign a state- tion.
in the World Solar Challenge "Some of the main (changes) equipped with flashing orange Dead carcasses don't pose as ment saying Williams was a student, "The party (CC) doesn't center
1990, an international race of were the lightening of the car," lights to alert surrounding traffic great a threat as oncoming traffic he said. around me," he said. "It will con-
solar-powered vehicles. Entrants' said Engineering junior Andy to the presence of the car. See OUTBACK, Page 2 Williams was elected president of tinue even if I cease to exist."
in Bush's gulf acts
'I'm glad we had
to bring out the
issues.. I hope
it's clear... that
we're the best
suited to deal
'CC is running
for the LSA
make that gov-
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mem-
bers of Congress expressed increas-
ing worry yesterday over President
Bush's latest moves in the Persian
&ulf, warning that he is stepping
out ahead of his carefully created in-
ternational consensus and that Amer-
icans as well as allies may balk at
going to war.
"If George Bush wants his presi-
dency to die in the Arabian desert,
he's going to get his wish," Sen.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., a
member of the Foreign Relations
ommittee, said in an interview.
Bush's spokesperson, Marlin
Fitzwater, said Bush has no inten-
tion of leaving Congress out of his
"They know what we're doing,"
Fitzwater said. "They've been kept
informed every step of the way. It's
appropriate that they be cautious,
that they express these concerns.
_ There's nothing wrong with that."
Following Bush's announcement
last week that the United States will
begin a huge new deployment to
gain an offensive capability in the
region, the tone on Capitol Hill has
shifted from cautious support to
Speaking in Albany, Ga., yester-
day, Democratic Sen. Wyche Fowler
said Congress should come back into
session after Thanksgiving to debate
the issue and to better define Amer-
ica's goals: "What will constitute
victory, how long it might take and,
more importantly, to pursue every
economic and diplomatic strategy, so
that hopefully we can eliminate the
Rep. William Broomfield, R-
Mich., the senior GOP member of
the Foreign Affairs Committee, has
~viced concern over the president's
Wfailure to consult broadly with
Nations resolutions and supported by
most foreign nations will persuade
Iraq to leave Kuwait without
One senior congressional aide,
speaking on condition of anonymity,
said lawmakers who have spent time
among the voters in recent weeks are
reflecting public unease with the
gulf situation. The aide predicted that
Bush would come under heavier fire
from the Democratic-controlled
Congress in the coming weeks.
Senior administration officials,
including Secretary of Defense Dick
Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff
Chairperson Colin Powell, are to
brief lawmakers today for the first
time since Congress adjourned Oct.
28. And members of the bipartisan
leadership were scheduled to meet
with Bush at the White House today.
World leaders yesterday urged
diplomacy rather than military force
to solve the Persian Gulf crisis, and
Arab nations discussed holding an
Arab summit that Saddam Hussein
has said he might attend.
Oil prices were down more than
$2 a barrel - to $31.80 - yester-
day afternoon, in part because traders
decided that war was not imminent
in the gulf.
President Nongni Muba~rak of
by Bethany Robert
Daily Staff Reporter
Presidential candidates for the
LSA student government debated the
government's involvement in Uni-
versity issues during a debate last
LSA-SG elections will be held in
conjunction with Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) elections Nov. 14
Candidates representing the the
Modern Democratic Foundation, the
Conservative Coalition and the Stu-
dents for Academic and Institutional
Development (S.A.I.D.) parties dis-
cussed their parties views and plat-
forms before about forty people.
S.A.I.D. party presidential candi-
date Jefferson Ehrlich stressed his
party's commitment to issues di-
rectly affecting LSA students rather
than to political issues on campus.
Ehrlich said that S.A.I.D. mem-
bers in the LSA government in the
past few years have tried to remain
apolitical while planning events
such as student-faculty dinners, a
University-wide graduation party and
an MSA presidential candidate de-
"In all of these things, we tried to
stay out of the politics and into the
work," Ehrlich said. "We feel that's
how we can be most effective."
The Modern Democratic Founda-
tion's presidential candidate Derek
Smith said his party's goal are tack-
ling University issues. such as a code
of non-academic conduct, the depu-
tized campus police force, and
student involvement on the
University's Board of Regents.
"We believe students on the LSA
student government can affect Uni-
versity problems," Smith said.
Joe Sciarrotta, presidential candi-
date of the Conservative Coalition
party, discussed his party's plans to
refocus the attention of the LSA
government on problems within the
grading system and current proposals
for a four-year mandatory English
class and morals and ethics class.
"It's* important to focus in on
student issues and student concerns,"
The three candidates were ques-
tioned on how involved the LSA
government should be in courses
such as the newly-approved manda-
tory racism and ethnicity course.
Sciarrotta said he thinks the va-
See CANDIDATES, Page 2
'' to play In
aily Football Writer
Elvis returns to Graceland?
If Michigan loses to Ohio State
next week, Michigan will head to
the Liberty Bowl in Memphis,
Tennessee - and probably cause the
photo opportunity of the century:
Elvis Grbac standing on the steps of
The bowl picture cleared up sig-
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