The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 24,1992- Page 5
Bush, Clinton trade televised barbs
A presidential debate planned for
next week perished yesterday, a ca-
sualty of President Bush's opposi-
tion to bipartisan ground rules de-
signed to bring him and Bill Clinton
together on a televised stage.
Bush "promised 30 million jobs
in eight years. He's 29 million
short," said a Clinton commercial
aired in Texas, Bush's adopted home
A Bush re-election commercial
countered that from cable television
to beer, Arkansas Gov. Clinton has
"raised state taxes, and not just on
The commercials were the cam-
paign in microcosm: the Democratic
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frauds occur frequently and is
concerned about it.
"We're not about to disclose how
many people rip us off every year,"
Colin said. "But there are things that
we do about it."
Colin said that in the interest of
preventing future frauds, he could
not reveal the company's methods
for locating frauds.
Residence hall staffs are also on
the look out for mail frauds, said
South Quad building director Mary
"All the office managers (in all
the residence halls) are aware of the
scam and are watchful for it," she
said. "We are a post office sub-sta-
tion and we're very careful with our
handling of the mail."
South Quad has included, as part
of its training for front desk staff,
stressing the importance of meticu-
lously examining the names and ad-
dresses on all incoming mail before
When Jeff turned himself in last
April, he gave the police the names
of eight people he thought were in-
volved with mail frauds. Three of
them, also employees of the South
Quad desk staff, admitted to in-
volvement and returned their
"It didn't really seem wrong until
after I did it," said an LSA junior
who confessed to the police. She
said she heard about the scam from
"The biggest issue for me was
that everybody was doing it. I didn't
think I could get caught," she said.
"But I'd never done anything like
that before and when I realized later
what it meant, I was really pretty
upset about it.
"It's a very serious crime - a
- felony. I don't think people really
realized that. But we all got a real
- slap in the face, a real eye-opener."
would-be president depicting Bush
as the failed steward of the nation's
economy; Bush portraying Clinton
as an untrustworthy governor of a
In Washington, the Commission
on Presidential Debates announced it
had pulled the plug on the debate set
for Louisville, saying that Bush's
aides had refused to come to a
meeting to discuss plans for the en-
"We regret that a debate for the
American public may not take place
on Sept. 29," the panel said. " We
remain committed to working to en-
sure that the American people bene-
fit from debates between the candi-
dates in this important election."
Democratic vice presidential
candidate Al Gore said Bush was
"running for cover" from the de-
The president said, "I want a de-
bate.. . will stand on my record and I
won't let that Arkansas governor run
away from his record, either."
He objects to the format
proposed by the bipartisan
commission that would have a single
moderator in hopes of the most
freewheeling possible debate. Bush
favors a panel of three journalists
asking him and Clinton questions.
Democrats in Washington staged
a media event for the party's 10
women Senate candidates.
"Will the president veto a family
leave bill if there are more of us in
the U.S. Senate'?" asked Dianne
Feinstein of California. "I think
Bush told campaign audiences in
North Carolina and Pennsylvania
that Clinton sees small business "as
the goose that lays the golden eggs,"
and advocates taxes to cut its profits.
The president outlined a series of
tax breaks and regulatory relief for
small business that he said would
help in business expansion. It in-
cludes a cut in the lowest corporate
tax from 15 percent to 10 percent.
White House aides said the tax
breaks would be financed by
passage of the tax cuts the president
has previously outlined.
Ann Arbor resident Charles Doty fills the candy machine in Angell Hall.
earc for missing
continues in Danang
Wheels of fortune
LSA sophomore Eric Wilcomes (left) gawks at a prototype Ford car near the Dennison courtyard. Employees
from the company interviewed students about this car, The Zig, and another car, The Zag (not pictured). The
cars are expected to cost under $10,000.
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) - A
little diplomacy and a lot of digging
count for more than derring-do in the
joint U.S.-Vietnamese effort to ac-
count for Americans missing from
the Vietnam War.
For four years, with little fanfare,
Americans have been regularly con-
ducting searches, hacking their way
through jungles - real and bureau-
cratic - to painstakingly collect ev-
idence to help resolve the fates of
the 1,658 servicemen unaccounted
'for from a war that ended 17 years
Members of the Pentagon's Joint
Task Force-Full Accounting unit last
week concluded their 19th joint mis-
sion with their Vietnamese counter-
parts. Fifty-one analysts, anthropol-
ogists, mortuary specialists, medics
and ordnance experts from the
Army, Navy and Air Force took part
The task force is the official U.S.
body charged with accounting for
the 2,266 Americans listed as miss-
ing from the Indochina War. Besides
those lost in Vietnam, 519 are miss-
ing in Laos, 81 in Cambodia and
eight in China.
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