The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, October 7, 1992 - Page 3
WASHINGTON (AP) - Full-tilt
preparation has begun for the
nationally televised presidential
debate, which the Bush forces hope
will shake up the final few weeks of
President Bush studied at the
White House yesterday for Sunday's
leadoff debate. Bill Clinton sum-
moned stand-ins for mock debates in
Kansas City, including a
Washington lawyer to play Bush and
an Oklahoma representative to play
Clinton planned to hole up in bat-
tleground Missouri for the latter part
of the week, practicing and trying to
figure out Bush attack avenues in
advance of the real show, set for
Sunday across the state in St. Louis.
Bush, meanwhile, charted his
own debate tactics yesterday from
the White House, setting aside three
hours for a session with chief of staff
James Baker, budget director
Richard Darman and other top policy
If and when Bush moves on to
rehearsal debates - aides said there
could be one Saturday at the White
House - Darman could play the
role of Clinton. The budget director,
who played Democrat Michael
Dukakis in Bush's mock debates in
1988, has been carrying around de-
bate briefing books for weeks.
Rep. Mike Synar of Oklahoma -
tapped by Clinton to play Perot be-
cause he's a quick study and hails
from a state close to Perot's Texas
- was heading to Kansas City, too.
Clinton was set to be there Thursday
Clinton's aides huddled in Little
Rock yesterday, ready to prod him to
be more aggressive on the stage.
* Many inside the Clinton campaign
thought he was too gentlemanly dur-
ing the primary debates, landing
tough, good lines only when riled by
Perot's staff said the independent
candidate hasn't done any debate re-
hearsals and doesn't plan any.
"He is the producer and script
writer," said his national volunteer
0coordinator, Orson Swindle, adding
that Perot has been studying the
"I think it's safe to say Perot will
be Perot," Swindle said. "It will be
unorthodox. It will not be like you
have seen in the past."
Yesterday, the Perot campaign
unveiled its first television ad, a 30-
minute program in which Perot de-
cries a "cash in" system of govern-
ment in which bureaucrats leave
public service to peddle their
Libertarians offer state,
national candidate slate
This is the first in a
three-part series on
third party candidates
running for local,
state and national
office in the Nov. 3
by Hope Calati
Daily Government Reporter
Voters looking for an alternative
to the major party tickets can choose
from several "third party" candidates
including the Libertarian presidential
ticket of Andre Marrou and Nancy
Libertarian Party of Michigan
Vice Chair Karen Scarborough said
the ticket is running on the
Libertarian party's anti-government
"We want the government out of
our lives. They over-spend, they
over-tax, they are too big and they
are too intrusive," Scarbouough said.
"The role of the government as
defined in the Constitution is to
protect our individual liberties, not
to educate, provide health care or
anything else," Scarborough said.
The ticket has experience in
electoral politics. Marrou ran for
vice president on the Libertarian
slate in 1988 and served in the
Alaska State Legislature from 1985-
87. Lord is a lawyer and medical
doctor who ran for mayor of
Washington, D.C., in 1990.
The Libertarian platform includes
repealing the federal income tax,
Council 5th Ward candidate in the
April election, said there were no
people interested in running for the
52nd or 53rd state House district or
the 13th Congressional district
- the districts representing the Ann
Weihe, a research assistant in the
'Everyone has the right to live life as they
choose as long as they do not hurt or defraud
- Karen Scarborough
Libertarian Party of Michigan vice chair
promoting balanced budgets,
privatizing health care and schools,
legalizing drugs and allowing choice
in all decisions including abortion
and gun control.
"Everyone has the right to live
life as they choose as long as they do
not hurt or defraud anyone,"
Libertarians have been involved
in local politics, running four
candidates for City Council in April.
Libertarian candidate Frederick
Weihe is vying for the 54th state
House seat and Michael Marotta is
running in the 8th U.S. House race.
David Raaflaub, Libertarian City
U-M physics department, said the
Libertarian Party is the third largest
and fastest growing party. "We
didn't get there by standing on the
sidelines and ringing our hands,"
He said the visibility of Ross
Perot's independent bid for the
presidency might aid the Libertarian
candidates. "If it could break people
from their two-party addiction, it
could help us," Weihe said.
"I'd like to see over 1,000 (votes
for Marrou in Washtenaw County).
We've consistently gotten over 400
for city elections," Raaflaub said.
The Libertarian Party has 322
Volunteer Danny Jackson accepts donations for soup kitchens near the
pass bi*1s in end
of session rush
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -
Legislation to make it easier and
cheaper to get rid of bad teachers
won approval in the Senate yester-
day as lawmakers rushed to break
camp for the general election.
The Senate also passed the final
bills in its anti-crime package, voted
to repeal the state intangibles tax on
stocks and bonds, and approved a
package of bills to ease the process
of adoption in Michigan.
None of the action was final. All
of the bills now go to the House for
action in the "lame duck" session af-
ter the Nov. 3 election. The Senate is
due back on Thursday for a final day
of work before the election.
The teacher tenure bills, both
passed 36-0, are designed to stiffen
rules for teachers and hasten appeals
of their discharges. They also call
for regular performance evaluations
and due process rights to protect
teachers from arbitrary dismissals.
"These changes are a positive
step in the right direction, toward
accountability," said the bills' spon-
sor, Sen. Joanne Emmons (R- Big
The legislation has the general
support of Gov. John Engler, the
state Department of Education and
influential educational groups.
Administrative law judges would
hear disputed cases, with appeal to
the state Court of Appeals provided.
In other action yesterday, the
Passed and sent to the House
the final bills in its sweeping anti-
crime package. Bills approved yes-
terday would toughen penalties for
child pornography; permit the sus-
pension of a minor's driver's license
for underage drinking, even if they
weren't driving when caught drink-
ing; and make it harder to plead in-
sanity as a criminal defense.
Passed unanimously and sent
to the House a package of bills to at-
tack the pollution of Michigan wa-
ters when heavy rains force the
overflow of combined sanitary and
Margo Halsted, U-M Carollinneur, makes music at the Marion Burton Bell Tower.
Bell Tower, more than a
clock, brings melodies to U-M
0 East Quad/Residence
College Social Group
for Lesbians, Gay Men,
and Bisexuals, meet-
ing, East Quad, check room
with front desk, 9 p.m.
O Handbell Ringers, need-
ing for performing group,
must read music, 900
Burton Tower, 4 p.m.
0 Michigan Women's
Rugby Club, practice,
East Mitchell Field, 8-10
0 Newman Catholic Stu-
dent Association, U-M
Catholic Student Fellow-
ship, 7 p.m.; Education
Commission, 7 p.m.; Li-
turgical Formation Semi-
nar, 7 p.m.; Centering
Prayer, 7 p.m.; Saint
.Mary Student Chapel, 331
0 Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do
Club., practice, CCRB,
Martial Arts Room, 9:15-
0 Students Concerned
About Animal Rights,
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regu-
lar workout, CCRB, room
2275, 7:45-9:15 p.m.
Quad, Green Lounge, 7 p.m.
J U-M Engineering
Council, meeting, Elec-
trical Engineering and
Computer Science Build-
ing, room 1500, 7 p.m.
J U-M Ninjitsu Club,
practice, I.M. Building,
Wrestling Room G21,
porary Mexican Art-
ists,' Smithsonian ex-
hibit, lower level Multi-
Purpose Room, Ann Arbor
Public Library, 343 S.
Fifth Ave., 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
U Career Planning and
Your Career, CP&P Pro-
gram Room, 4:10-6 p.m.;
Andersen Consulting [IS/
RI, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 7-9 p.m.;
Old Kent Bank & Trust,
Campus Inn, 615 E. Huron
Dr., West Terrace Ball-
room, 5-9 p.m.; On-Cam-
pus Recruitment Program
Angell Hall, Auditorium C,
J Open Stage, The Ark, tick-
ets $1.75 students and Ark
members, $8.75 others,
637 1/2 S. Main St., sign
up at 7:30 p.m.
Q Organic Seminar, "1,3-
Diols via Siloxanes,' De-
partment of Chemistry,
Chemistry Building, room
1640, 4 p.m.
U "The Marriage of Maria
Braun," Max Kade Haus
free movie, Max Kade
Haus, Oxford Housing, 8
Q Yom Kippur Break Fast,
Hillel Foundation, under-
graduates meet at Hillel,
1429 Hill St., graduates
and Young Professionals
meet in the Lawyers' Club
at the Law Quad, 8 p.m.
U Northwalk Nighttime
Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursly Hall, lobby,
8 p.m. - 1:30 a. i.
Q Psychology Under-
graduate Peer Advis-
ing, Department of Psy-
chology, West Quad, room
K210, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
U Safewalk Nighttime
Safety Walking Ser-
vice, UGLi, lobby, 8-
by Jennifer Tianen
Students hurrying to class each
morning may not be totally con-
scious when they leave the dorm or
their apartment, but they are quickly
awoken by the chiming of bells from
the Marion Burton Tower, which
marks the passing of each quarter
Yet Burton Tower is much more
than a campus clock or a melody on
the way to class. It is a unique sym-
bol of U-M's history.
"I have played carillons all over
the world," said Margo Halsted, uni-
versity carollinneur. "The Burton
Tower is one of my favorites."
The Burton Tower contains the
Charles Baird Carillon, a musical
instrument consisting of cast iron
bells that range in size from 21 lbs.
to 12 tons. The bells ring automati-
cally every 15 minutes and Halsted
plays music live between 12 and
While the Burton Tower is a U-
M landmark, Halsted is as unique as
the instrument she plays.
Halsted has been the university
carollinneur since September 1987.
She has been a carollinneur since she
was a graduate student at Stanford
"I just fell in love with it," said
Halsted, who has a diploma from the
Netherlands Carillon School.
"You play more for your audi-
ence than anything, I think. You
have a captive audience so you want
them to like it," Halsted said.
Halsted plays everything from
"The Star-Spangled Banner" to
Beatles songs and, of course, "The
Victors" on home football game
Halsted is the university's fifth
carollinneur, and the first woman to
fill the position. She holds a master's
degree in music and is an assistant
professor of campanology at U-M.
She offers a two-credit course in
which students who read music can
learn to play the carillon.
Currently, she has eight students
of varied backgrounds in her class
- including two doctoral organ stu-
dents, a joint psychology and
Spanish major, and an Inteflex stu-
Other students said they enjoy
listening to the bells ringing on the
way to class.
"All four years I've been here
I've noticed it, and it has been a
pleasant addition in my journeys to
class. Plus, she always keeps up with
the holidays," said fifth-year LSA
student Jende McClain.
"The music? It has a good beat
and you can dance to it," said sec-
ond-year Engineering student Matt
Halsted said she enjoys her job
- and especially values her office.
"I have the best job on campus -
and the highest office in the univer-
sity," said Halsted, who is now
brushing up her Halloween
Thurs. Oct. 8
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