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The Michigan Democratic primary is today, and
Jerry Brown is the only candidate to fight the
Washington establishment and promote
progressive Democratic policies.

You thought James was just the man, but it's
really the band, from Manchester. They shed the
Morrissey stigma, but the Simple Minds
comparison still haunts them.

While the Michigan hockey team swept its way
into the CCHA semis, the Wolverine men's
basketball squad got stuck with a sixth seed in
the NCAA tourney after 20-victory season.

Today
Sunny and warmer;
High: 38, Low: 22
Tomorrow
Partly cloudy; High 42, Low 24

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Tsongas
stumps
at Union
today
by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporter

1992

Corruption
charges fly in
Dem. debate

Presidential hopeful Paul
Tsongas will make his pitch to
University students today in a last-
ditch effort to swing votes in tomor-
row's Michigan primary.
He will speak in the Michigan
Union Ballroom at 4:30.'
"Tsongas is coming ... to com-
memorate the presentation of the
Peace Corps that President Kennedy
had envisioned when he was on the
campaign trail," said Evy Eugene
Maurellis, a local coordinator for the
Tsongas for President Committee.
Kennedy first proposed the cre-
ation of the Peace Corps on October
14,1960 while campaigning at the
University.
Maurellis said Tsongas wanted to
come to the University because of
his experience in the Peace Corps.
"He specifically requested com-
ing to Ann Arbor because he too
served in the Peace Corps. He served
in Ethiopia. Much of his political
career and public service experience
was influenced by his experience in
the Peace Corps," Maurellis said.
See TSONGAS, Page 3

Democratic presidential hopefuls (l-r) Jerry Brown, Paul Tsong as and Bill Clinton present a united front as they
gather at the NAACP's Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Detroit Saturday.
Student groups gear up
for tomorrow's primary

by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
Former California Gov. Jerry
Brown attacked fellow Democratic
candidate and Arkansas Gov. Bill
Clinton for allegedly funneling
state funds to his wife Hillary's
law firm in a debate last night
televised in both Detroit and
Chicago.
The debate, which also featured
former Massachusetts Sen. Paul
Tsongas, focused on many issues -
particularly jobs, the manufactur-
ing base in the recession-plagued
midwest, and the plight of
America's crumbling cities. But a
heated exchange took place when
WXYZ-TV correspondent Bill
Bonds asked Brown to comment on
whether Clinton would be
electable, should he get the
Democratic nomination in July.
"Yeah, I think he's got a big
electability problem," Brown said.
"It's right on the front of The
Washington Post today. He is fun-
neling money to his wife's law

firm for state business, that's
number one.
"Number two, his wife's law
firm is representing clients before
the State of Arkansas agencies, his
appointees. And one of the keys is
the poultry industry, which his
wife represents, and to read from
the local Chicago Tribune, 'There's
270 miles of Arkansas rivers that
are polluted with fecal coliforn
bacteria that are unsafe for humans
or fish.'
"So, it's not only corruption,
it's an environmental disaster -
and it's the kind of conflict of in-
terest that is incompatible for the
kind of public servant we expect
for the President of the United
States."
Clinton then turned the tables
on Brown and criticized the former
governor for being a political
turncoat.
"I feel sorry for Jerry Brown,"
Clinton said. "You know, he re-in-
vents himself every year or two. In
See DEBATE, Page 3

by Andrew Levy
Daily Campaign Issues Reporter
The rapid pace of the presiden-
tial campaign has left groups orga-
nizing Democratic campaigns on
campus scrambling for votes as the
race for tomorrow's Michigan
primary comes down to the wire.
Phone drives, rides to the polls
and appearances by the candidates
are planned in the next two days, as
groups supporting former
California Gov. Jerry Brown,

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, and
former Massachusetts Sen. Paul
Tsongas make final preparations.
The Brown campaign, bolstered
by momentum from his appearance
last Tuesday in the Union, has been
canvassing the campus with litera-
ture and distributing a 10-minute
campaign video to interested
groups.
"We've contacted local groups,
such as the National Organization
for Women, who are possibly sym-

pathetic to Brown's views, and
given them the video," said Paul
Miller, one of the Brown campaign
organizers for Ann Arbor.
The former governor is sched-
uled to appear at a rally tonight at
8:30 at the Michigan Theater, ac-
companied by Don Was of the
group Was (Not Was).
The Tsongas camp's top priority
is today's rally in the Union ball-
room at 4:30, said campaign orga-
See GROUPS, Page 3

Duderstadt addresses state legislature on

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
University President James
Duderstadt spoke to state legislators
Friday about how to keep the
University an affordable and high-
quality learning institution.
Duderstadt said Saturday that in-
stead of asking about next year's
budget, he concentrated on trying to
convince legislators not to take away
any of the money already allotted to

the University for this year.
Director of Presidential
Communications Shirley Clarkson
said, "Instead of asking for the in-
creased budget that we desperately
need, he decided to use the time to
look ahead at the state's long-term
budget goals."
Duderstadt said he felt his testi-
mony in front of the state Senate
Appropriations Subcommittee on
Higher Education went very well.

Clarkson said Duderstadt pro-
posed a cooperative effort by the
University and all state lawmakers to
reform Michigan's troubled econ-
omy.
"These are not partisan issues.
They are going to require everyone
to work together," she said. "He
asked to open a dialogue where the
state and some of our scholars can
work together to turn Michigan
around."

Clarkson added that two distin-
guished members of the University
faculty addressed the committee in
addition to Duderstadt - Economics
Professor Paul McCracken spoke on
the national economy and public fi-
nance expert Paul Courant discussed
Michigan's tax structure.
The University is preparing for
cutbacks in the face of losses of
large amounts of revenues.
The University is expecting to re-

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higher e
ve decreased amounts of federal
arch funding next year, and Gov.
n Engler has recommended no
rease of funding for the 1992-93
ool year.
The University is also expecting
executive order from Engler in
ly April requesting it to take a
.get cut for this year. Duderstadt
A to prevent this order from being
ied.
Duderstadt was the last of the

d. budget
presidents of Michigan's 15 state
universities to address the Senate
committee.
Although tuition rates for the
1992-93 school year have not yet
been determined, it is almost certain
students and their parents will have
to compensate for lack of other
money by paying higher tuition.
"The money is just not there,"
Clarkson said.

Clinton shows 'U'
she is 'more than
just a spokesperson'

Nissen
Reporter
speaks
on social
probl ems
by Karen Pier
Daily Staff Reporter
America's wars on poverty,
drugs and AIDS are really just
skirmishes, said ABC News's
"American Agenda" reporter Beth
Nissen.
"If our government is supposed
to protect from enemies from with-
nnt and within then it has failed."

by Melissa Peerless
Daily Staff Reporter
Many students who heard Hillary
Clinton - Democratic front-runner
and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton's
wife - speak Friday are wondering
why she isn't running for president
herself.
Clinton told a standing-room
only crowd of about 800 students
about her law career and her hus-
band's campaign platform.
"We are engaged in what will
turn out to be a watershed election,"
she said. "We didn't know what
George Bush thought about any of
the issues when we voted him into
office because we didn't have an
election based on issues. This needs
to be an election about issues."
"The Reagan and Bush philoso-
phy of government was to ignore
problems," she said. "The social and
power structure in this country be-
came less fair. They strove for eco-
nomic growth but not fairness."
She said Clinton's platform calls
for a "people-based economy,"
where businesses are rewarded by
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cation problem.
"Seventy-five percent of the
young people in America will never
get a degree from a four-year col-
lege," she added.
She suggested improvements to
help students finance higher educa-
tion by scrapping the current stu-
dent-loan system and replacing it
with a system in which students can
pay back the government either
through a percentage of their earn-
ings or with volunteer public service.
Clinton described her husband's
health care plan as a three-pronged
approach which will increase the
number of people covered by health
insurance, control medical costs, and
provide more preventative health
care.
"When it comes to health care,
George Bush is penny wise and dol-
lar foolish," she said.
"What we need is a president
who wants to unify us. Politics has
always driven wedges between us.
We need a president who says,
'Let's get together. We have no
person to waste. We have no time to
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Women's Weekend' ...
Jeff Herman, an LSA and RC first-year student reads a response board dealing with issues of women in advertising
Saturday. The board was on display in East Quad as part of Women's Weekend. The weekend's theme was
"Women in the Arts." Women sang, danced and read poetry in East Quad throughout the weekend. Any woman
who wished to participate was welcome.
Second earthquake strikes Turkey,
knocks out power, slows rescue

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