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Most of Sheldon's acceptance
speech was composed of thanks to
Ifamily members and staffers."
'The campaign has been hard on
my family,"she said. 'Their lives are
invaded by the media and if you're
lucky, you're quoted right."
Sheldon, like many other Repub-
licans, said hard work really paid off,
especially before election day.
"We really did work very hard to
get as much of the absentee ballot
vote as possible," she said.
Sheldon added her overall com-
munity activity probably contributed
to her victory.
"I've worked with a lot of people,
not all in a political sense," she said.
But she said support from all ends
ofthepolitical spectrum helpedmost.
"People were willing to look past
the partisan labels. (They knew) at
least I would be working hard," she
She also said she thoughther main
differences from Brater -manage-
ment practices and administrative
dealings - put her over the top.
"Ithink there were issues of style,"
she said. "People had fears about the
city administrator, that he might think
For her first decision, Sheldon
said she wants to hold a"goal-setting
"What we need to do is have a
3 GOPs win council seats;
Dems retain 7-4 majority
by Christine Young
Daily City Reporter
Even though three Republicans were
elected to positions on the City Council
last night, the Democrats still hold a 7-
4 majority on the council.
Two Republicans - Jane Lumm
(2nd Ward) and Julie Creal (3rd Ward)
- gained seats on the council in addi-
tion tothenew Republican mayorIngrid
But victories by Democrats Tobi-
Hanna Davies (1st Ward), Ulrich Stoll
(3rd Ward) and David Stead (5th Ward)
maintained the majority.
First Ward winner Tobi Hanna-
Davies said, "I am honored to be chosen
as a representative of the people in the
1st Ward. I regard this as an important
honor and I will live up to it."
Davies said she felt constituents
wanted someone "who would take their
"People want someone who is re-
sponsive to their phone calls. I have
tridd hard to do that," Davies said.
She added, "If people need help
with some city-related issue then I con-
sider it an important part of my job."
Jane Lumm, Republican winner in
the 2nd Ward, said she sees her win as an
"extension of community service."
"I think our 2nd Ward campaign
tookahigh road. The voters appreciated
that. I never talked about Barbara (Bach)
and she never talked about me. We
focused on the issues -no negativity,"
She said her constituents wanted
more balance on the council and they
approved of her plans to fiscally con-
serve tax money.
David Stead, winnerin the 5th Ward,
said he won because he did not focus on
He added that he had gotten things
done and has a track record to prove it.
"I believe constituents knew that I
would be their advocate and represent
their interests. I will include them into
my decision making," Stead said.
Stead added he is not concerned
about the Republican contingency on
the new council.
"People wanted a little diversity.
But it takes six votes to get things done.
The Democrats still have these six
votes," he said.
Even though three Democrats got
elected to the council, Democrat Bar-
bara Bach, was unsuccessful.
"I feel bad because the Daily en-
dorsed me and said so many nice
things about me," laughed Bach.
"'The ward is so diverse. There are
equal numbers of Democrats and
Republicans. The Democrats showed
their voter potential in November,
but this did not materialize in these
elections," Bach said.
Bach added that, despite her loss,
she felt she mobilized a good cam-
She hopes to start a cable show in
which she would interview members
of fraternities, students and other con-
stituents in order to get more view-
Current councilmembers ex-
pressedtheirsatisfaction with thenew
Robert Grady (D-3rd Ward) said
he was happy about Ulrich Stoll's
"I think everyone on council will
be able to work together," he said.
Thais Peterson (D-5th Ward) said
she has supported 5th Ward winner,
"People see him as open minded,
level headed and an environmental-
ist. This is very importantto people in
the 5th Ward," Peterson said.
Mayor-elect Ingrid Sheldon celebrates with her family yesterday.
little meeting to set priorities for our-
selves," she said. She added that priori-
tizing goals would be the first step and
acting in a non-partisan spirit the sec-
ond toward improving council.
"Idon'thaveareal agenda," Sheldon
said. "My agenda is to make council
work and I hope the councilmembers
recognize that. I hope they would like to
buy into that concept."
Some of the councilmembers have
already purchased stock options.
KurtZimmer and PeterNicolas, 4th
Ward Democrats, both showed up at the
Republican victory party.
'We have to congratulate the win-
ning mayor," Zimmer said.
Thais Peterson (D-5th Ward), who
has been part of the Brater-led voting
bloc on council, was more skeptical
about the voters' selection.
'They don't know Sheldon. They
were never on council with her. They
elected a myth," she said.
Yeltsin prepares for vote;
Clinton details aid plan
MOSCOW (AP)-- President Boris
Yeltsin returned home yesterday and
immediately began using the Vancouver
summit to bolster his political image
before acrucialreferendumon hislead-
Hard-line opponents denounced the
Aummit as a "propaganda campaign ar-
ranged by the West" to help Yeltsin in
the April25 referendum, in which he is
seeking to asserthis authorityinapower
struggle with parliament.
After leaving Vancouver, Yeltsin
stopped in the eastern Siberian city of
Bratsk to rally support. He promised
that Siberia would get a large chunk of
the $1.6 billion in U.S. aid promised by
Clinton's $1.6-billion package is
intended to have maximum impact on
the livesofordinary Russians. About$1
billion is made up of food, medical
supplies and other humanitarian sup-
A $700-million food aid package
for Russia will provide wheat for bread,
corn to feed livestock and probably
millions for U.S. shippers.
The aid programs requirethree-quar-
ters of the goods to be shipped on U.S.-
flag vessels. That would be millions of
tons at an estimated shipping cost of
$67 to $85 per ton.
"The worst-case scenario would in-
dicate roughly 40 percent of the total
spent on shipping, which I think would
raise some eyebrows, including the
president's," said Steve McCoy, presi-
dentofthe North American ExportGrain
He based the estimate on a recently
quoted U.S. shipping rate of $85 a ton.
Foreign-flag vessels charge about $30
per ton of grain, according to Christo-
pher Goldthwait, who runs export pro-
grams for the Agriculture Department.
The administration released few
details yesterday of its aid plan. But
exporters and others familiar with the
Food for Progress program being used
say the shipping requirement is one of
the key issues to be resolved.
They also want to find out what mix
of farm goods the Russians intend to
buy. How much the aid will buy de-
pends on markets, but purchases last
month under the program give some
clue what Russians can expect.
The Agriculture Department said last
month it would spend $10 million to
ship about 100,000 metric tons of corn.
In another purchase, $102 million cov-
ered 520,000 metric tons of wheat and
87,000 metric tons of rice.
The short-term package has bought
time for American farmers and the ad-
ministration, which has repeatedly said
it wants to support democratic reforms
while keeping American agriculture's
foot in Russia's door.
The new aid became necessary be-
cause Russia was cut off from sales of
U.S. farm goods late last year when it
began defaulting on bank payments
under a commercial program backed
by the American government.
Russia's defaults total more than
$666 million on payments on $4.1 bil-
lion in commercial credits. Payments
are still coming due.
According to the Interfax news
agency, Yeltsin said Clinton's program
was more concrete than the $24 billion
announced last year by the Group of
Seven richest industrialnations. Yeltsin's
opponents have gained political mile-
age by noting the West has not provided
all of the $24 billion.
The West "blurted out $24 billion as
a means of advertising, but nobody cared
how it would be used," Yeltsin said in
Bratsk, according to the Interfax news
"Now, everything is concrete; we
can control it starting from April, and
this is very important."
Yeltsin assured Bratsk officials that
most of the U.S. aid "to support reforms
in Russia will go to Siberia and to the
Yeltsin had sought the referendum
tobreakhis months-long power struggle
with the Communist-dominated parlia-
Hard-line lawmakers added ques-
tions on whether early elections should
be held for president and parliament
and whether the people approve of
Yeltsin's painful economic reforms.
The United States pushed for the
Vancouver summit to take place in early
April to give Yeltsin a political boost
before the referendum - a fact not lost
on the president's opponents.
Steve's Ice Cream stands desertedc
S Iteve's Ice
hangout closes after
stint as city's favorite
by Michele Hatty
Daily Staff Reporter
on the corner of State and William Streets.
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Before the popular ice cream para-
dise named Stucchi's ruled Ann Ar-
bor, a place named Steve's served the
best scoop around.
People would line up around the
corner of State and William Streets to
enter the store and watch employees
handmake the super-premium ice
cream right before their amazed eyes.
But students walking by the de-
serted Steve'sIce Cream, which closed
in lateFebruary, findit hard tobelieve
it was once an Ann Arbor landmark.
"When I was here as an undergrad,
Steve's was the place to go," said
Monica Geldres, who graduated in
1988 and is now in the MBA pro-
gram. 'They came out with the mix-
ins and there weren't that many other
ice cream places where you could go
and just hang out. They had unique
flavors like 'peanut butter rainbow'
they had crazy things up there."
Indeed, when Steve's opened on
campus in the mid-1980s, the store-
a franchise of the popular Boston-
based company - was a huge crowd
"ArtFair was bloody insane," said
former Steve's employee Robert
Estebes. "We were making ice cream
24 hours aday.Even when we weren't
zen Yogurt, American Glace and
Swensen's Ice Cream - consolidated
the ice cream production out of the
stores to a central location.
"The purpose for that was to have
consistency," said Russ Rydell, vice
president for operations at Steve's Ice
Rydell said that although many of
the stores produced top-quality ice
cream, some stores were not as good as
others. For that reason and for health
and sanitary reasons, the company in-
stituted centralized production.
"The product was absolutely differ-
ent from store to store. There's nothing
like it as far as something to attract. I
think the best of all worlds would be to
have 99 percent made in standard and
have one percent made in the store,"
Estebes said he felt the switch to
centralized ice cream making hurt the
Ann Arbor store. "Before that, it used to
be the pride of making the ice cream. It
used to be a lot more fun to work there.
Once it switched over, the entire mood
changed, the quality of the ice cream
went down - it wasn't the same. And
then finally it closed down."
In addition, there is the question of
Stucchi's. Did the State Street arrival of
the now famous hometown ice cream
giant in 1987 contribute to Steve's de-
"Before Stucchi's came around
Steve's was going down anyway, and I
think Stucchi's helped kill it," Estebes
Th, cht i health- enncn ;sin
Stucchi' s also began offering soup
during its first year in operation to
draw in customers during the winter.
"I think people thought, 'Gee, it's
winter and this place is packed, it
must be great.' It enabled people to
see that we were a great atmosphere
to hang out in," Fichera said. "You
have to find something that will at-
tract students or you really don'thave
'It used to be a lot
more fun to work
there. Once it
switched over, the
entire mood changed,
the quality of the ice
cream went down - it
wasn't the same. And
then finally it closed
- Robert Estebes
former Steve's Ice Cream
Rydeli also said the Steve's store
on the Ann Arbor campus may have
suffered because its owner did not
actively participate in the daily opera-
tions of the store.
"It is a business that requires an
active owner, active in the business. It
William Tailford, president of the