The Michigan Daily- Thursday, February 13, 1992 -Pages
by Andrew Levy
his intent to run
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
A Monday decision handed down
by Michigan Republicans no longer
requires residents to declare party
preference before the March 17
Michigan presidential primary.
The decision, made at the behest
of Gov. John Engler, allows all reg-
istered Michigan voters to vote in
REGISTE R bVom
the Republican primary, whether or
not they have declared a party affili-
ation. Michigan's Public Act 295
(1988), required voters to declare a
party preference 30 days before all
primary elections, but Secretary of
State Richard Austin approved the
"The governor two weeks ago
called on the state party to hold a
special meeting so we could open
the Republican primary to all regis-
tered voters, regardless of whether
they are affiliated with the party or
not," said Bryan Flood, press secre-
tary for the Michigan Republican
"That meeting was held Monday
night in Lansing and the committee
moved unanimously to open the
primary," he said.
Michigan Democrats, who voted
in December to allow same-day dec-
laration of party preference, say
they see the Republican change as
merely cosmetic, and unlikely to
have any impact.
"They have created a situation
where just about anybody can vote
in their primary," said Steve Gools,
spokesperson for the Michigan
Democratic Party. "But it won't
mean anything, because they have
raised the vote threshold to 33 per-
The vote threshold is the per-
centage of the vote necessary to win
delegates to the party convention.
"So it is conceivable that George
Bush could get 35 percent of the
vote, David Duke could get 32.5 per-
cent of the vote, and Pat Buchanan
could get 32.5 percent of the vote,
and George Bush would get all of
the delegates," Gools said.
Regardless, voters no longer
have to file a party preference in ad-
vance. In order to be eligible to vote
in the March 17 presidential pri-
mary, prospective voters must reg-
ister with the Ann Arbor City
Clerk by next Tuesday, Feb. 18.
President Bush, Vice President Quayle, and the first lady wave to the
crowd yesterday after Bush officially announced his candidacy.
Student groups go
head to head over
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - i
President Bush formally announced
his bid for re-election yesterday
while telling voters he wants to de-
clare on March 20 that "the libera-
tion of America's economy has be-
Campaigning in New Hampshire
for a second term, Bush also said
that Democrats who control
Congress should pass his economic
program by the deadline he set and
not tamper with it.
"They say they are taking up my
plan but they are not," Bush said.
"Just pass this plan and give the
American people a chance to see if
it's going to work as I'm confident
"I want to be your leader for
four more years," he said in a
speech to the New Hampshire
Legislature as he plunged into a
heavy campaign schedule after of-
ficially announcing his candidacy in
"Today is a special day for me. I
know there is no higher honor than
rs serving this great nation," he told
. legislators in the state that launched
d, his 1988 presidential drive but
o where he now faces a spirited
Df Republican challenge in next
- week's leadoff primary.
a- Although Bush is being chal-
lenged by conservative Patrick
g Buchanan, the president's speeches
f here and in Washington clearly
were aimed at the general election
,e 4"Send a message to the
Congress. Tell them the time has
come to act," Bush said.
The deadline is March 20 and
we're going to hold their feet to the
fire," he said.
With polls showing his popular-
ity diminished and voters anxious
about the economy, Bush declared:
"On March 20, I want to be able to
report to the American people that
the liberation of America's econ-
omy has begun."
Bush announced his candidacy
before an audience of about 1,000
supporters in a hotel ballroom in
Washington, "I fight to win. And I
am determined to win." ;
The ballroom erupted ini
of "four more years."
T HE LIST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
ACLU, general mtg, 138 Hutchins
Hall, Law School, 6:30 p.m.
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, meeting, 2203
Michigan Union, 7:30 p.m.
A/mnesty International U of M,
weekly mtg, East Quad, Green Lounge,
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1311
EECS, weekly luncheon meeting,
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,
weekly group mtg, 1040 Dana Bldg, 7
Islamic Circle, weekly mtg, Michigan
Union, Tap Rm, 6:15.
Michigan Journal of Political
Sicience, weekly meeting Dominick's,
Pro-choice Action, weekly mtg,
Fishbowl, 7:30 p.m.
Taiwanese American Students for
Awareness, Anderson Rooms,
Michigan Union, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Amnesty International, letter writing
to Guatemala. East Quad, Greene
Lounge, 7-8 p.m.
Buses to Pro-Choice Rally in D.C.,
MLB B118, 8:00p.m.
Pro-Choice Action, MLB B118, 7:30
Students for Harkin, Steering
Committee mtg, 2008 MLB, 6 p.m.
Pre trip meeting, Dep of Rec Sports,
NCRB building, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
U of M Clinton for President
Organizing Committee, mtg, 2209
Michigan Union, Rms A and B, 7 p.m.
"Get a job in France,, etc."
International Center Rm. 9, 7:00-8:30
"Sit-trag: American Stage Comedy
from Saroyan to the Present," Toby
Zinman, Rackham, East Conference
Rm., 4 p.m.
"Love, Responsibility and Change:
Ambiguities and Care for the
Elderly," Ruth Campbell, Lane Hall
Commons, 12:00 p.m.
"Brown Bag Lecture: Robust
Techniques for Information
Extraction," Dr. Steve Lytinen, 409
West Engineering Bldg., 12:00 p.m.
"A Field Survey Project in
Northern Tuscany (Italy): The
Cecina Valley," Nicola Terrenato,
2009 Natural Science Museum, 12:00
"Ecological correlates of- human
dispersal in 19th century Sweden,"
Alice Clarke, East Lecture Rm.,
Rackham Building, 4:00 p.m.
"Service Delivery to African
American Populations," Dr. Linda
Mevers, Rackham Graduate School,
East Conference Rm,., 7:00 p.m.-9:00
"Jewish Diaspora and German
Literature: 1891-2-1991-2: Melly
Sachs and Walter Benjamin. "
Department of Germanic Studies and
Literature; Rackham Amphitheatre,
9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
"What Every Chemist should know
about Beta decay," Henry Griffin,
1640 Chemistry Building, 4:00 p.m.
"AIDS in the Black Community:
Real or Unreal Threat?" Alpha Phi
Alpha, Michigan Union Ballroom,
Grad Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102
UGLi or call 936-1000. Also, extended
hours: Sun-Thurs 1-3 a.m. Stop by
Angell Hall Computing Center or call
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley
or call 763-WALK.
Stress and Time Management
Consultations, 3100 Michigan
Union, 1-3 p.m.
"St Elmo's Fire," International
Center, Rm. 9, 8 p.m.
Jazz Cafe-Winter Jazz Series, North
Campus Commons dining room, 8
p.m., admission charge
"Across the Silence Barrier," Film.
1500 EECS Bldg. North Campus, free,
"Zorba the Greek," free film
Hellenic Student Association, 2235
Angell Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Professional Development Program
for International Women,
International Center, Rm. 9, 1-3 p.m.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors,
Angell/Mason Hall Computing Center,
Blue & Gold Halfpiper
Competition, UM Snowboard Club,
The Cube, 5:00 p.m.
"The Mad Hatters "Educational
Theatre for the Understanding of
People with Special Needs or
Disabilities,"Couzens Hall, 7:00 p.m.
"Alcohol & Advertising: Why is cold
filtered so hot?" Room 2209
Michigan Union Building, 4:00 p.m.-
Ann Arbor Department of Parks
and Recreation, registration for Over
30 Hockey Leagues, Spring Science
Day Camp, and Spring Pioneer Living
Professional Development Program
for International Women,
International Center, Rm 9, 1-3 p.m.
Russkij Chaj, weekly Russian
conversation practice at all levels,
MLB 3rd floor conference rm, 4-5 p.m.
Rush Info Meeting, Sigma Lambda
Gamma, first Latina sorority at UM,
1209 Union, 7 p.m.
U of M Snowboard, weekly
snowboarding, The Cube, 5 p.m.
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
available, 3100 Michigan Union, 1-3
TQM: Model for a Successful
Workplace, Washtenaw Community
College, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Support group for women or
children in abusive relationships,
Domestic Violence Project Office,
2301 Platt Rd, 7-8:30 p.m.
psychology advising, walk-in or
appointment, K-108 West Quad, 9
Support Group, for women who are
or have been in an abusive relationship
and Kids club for Children, 2301 Platt
Rd., 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 973-0242
Career Planning and Placement.,
by Ben Deci
and Christopher Scherer
Daily Staff Reporters
A face-off between several stu-
dent organizations shook Trotter
House last night. Members of the
Black Student Union (BSU), Pro-
gressive People of Color (PPC), the
Revolutionary Workers League
(RWL), and Students Halting Insti-
tutionalized Terrorism (S.H.I.T.)
turned a discussion of gaining sup-
port against deputization into a bat-
tle field where the weapons were
rhetoric and there seemed to be no
"BSU had reserved the house for
their meeting," a Trotter House
staff member said. "After it was
over and they opened the floor for
discussion, then it (the altercation)
BSU does not allow the press
into their meetings, and no member
would comment on the proceedings
Once the floor was opene
members of RWL attempted t
dominate discussion over shouts c
"order" from Dave Marable, a rep
resentative of BSU and the modera
tor of discussion.
Marable said that the meetin
was not under the jurisdiction o
"We can call security because w
are campus housing, but I didn't se
the need," said the Trotter Hous
After a round of name-calling
the meeting dissolved with nothin
resolved. The only consensus amon
those who attended was that some
thing should be done to stop deput
zation. Questions about wha
should be done and who should doi
were left unanswered.
He then flew to New w
Hampshire, where he shook hand
in a restaurant in Manchester, spoke
to the Legislature and met with
Gulf War veterans, then law enV
forcement officers and firefighters,
"These are tough times, I:
know," he told the police and fii
fighters. "These are cynical da. S
now because we're in this crazy
political season and it's a dance
that we go through every four
Bush suggested in both speeches
that, with the liberation of Kuwait
completed, the liberation of the
U.S. economy could now begin. W
Bush aimed a clear blow :
Buchanan and the former colum-
nist's "America First" theme, al-
though without mentioning his
challenger by name.
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include the public in decision-mak-
ing processes," he said. "These are
ethical considerations and these are
elected representatives that have
been thumbing their noses."
While Cole could not speculate
what the Michigan Supreme Court
would rule, she did indicate that if
the Court of Appeals decision re-
mained, the University would be
forced to change the way it conducts
She added, "I think it would dis-
courage qualified people from ap-
Present at both
and closing roll
B rent House
Rob Van Houweling
Roger De Roo
Italics denote representatives
who missed both roll calls.
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