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*Senatorial
candidate
espouses
* ldealism
By RACHEL SCHARFMAN
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
In a program sponsored by the
College Democrats, Carl Marlinga
-Democratic candidate for U.S. Sen-
ate and Macomb County prosecutor
- proposed his relatively moderate
platform to a group of 40 students last
night at the Michigan Union.
A University Law school grad and
former member of the College Demo-
crats, Marlinga attacked foreign
policy game playing and the artificial
politicking that plagues contempo-
rary government campaigns.
fl In place of
flimsy campaign
promises,heem-
x phasized the im-
~ portance of com-
mitment,stating,
"the heart and
soul of a politi-.
cal campaign
ought to be about
Marlinga issues and ideas
and ideals."
Second only to that in importance
to asuccessful political campaign and
career is remaining true to those ide-
als.
"You have to believe in some-
thing, and believe in it thoroughly
and believe in it so much that you're
willing to debate it; believe in it ulti-
mately so much that you're willing to
say what you believe in even if it
means you're going to lose an elec-
tion because of it, so be it."
In his foreign policy Marlinga
takes a moderate line, disavowing
governmental "gamesmanship." Firm
in his belief that "the U.S. is better off
if we stick to our ideals," he proposed
ending the CIA's foreign meddling
and taking a hard line against human
rights violators.
Marlinga focused on crime - an
issue gathering considerable promi-
nence. As Macomb County prosecu-
*or since 1984, he has developed theo-
┬░ries on criminal justice that he hopes
to incorporate into law if elected.
Marlinga cited illiteracy and drug
dependence as primary contributors
to crime, saying that many crimes
result from the fact that 80 percent of
the prison population has been at one
time drug dependent and 80 percent
'also has reading and writing skills
*below the high school level.
"In fighting crime you have to be
-both tough and smart," he said, add-
ing that although "crime cannot be
excused, if there were certain links
that the people in the prison system
had in common, it would suggest that
-we should at least look to those fac-
tors and see if we could do something
,about them."
The solutions he proposed include
*bettering the education system, imple-
menting Headstart education pro-
grams and establishing apprentice-

ship programs for those students who
do not go on to college.
Other issues addressed included
the candidate's stance on Civil Rights,
the pending Freedom of Choice Act
and doctor-assisted suicide.
With regards to euthanasia,
OMarlinga reaffirmed his decision not
to prosecute Dr. Jack Kevorkian for
Jis assisting in several suicides. He
asserted that the decision to end one's
life should be personal independent
of government interference. This con-
viction was later echoed in his strong
support of women's freedom to have
an abortion.

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 3, 1994 - 3
Buchanan calls for
traditional values

JONATHAN LURIE/Daily
The new lights atop the Law School library illuminate the Law Quad.
Nw Law Quad ls Crt
plan to prevent campus crimes

By JEREMY SHERE
FOR THE DAILY
Former Reagan administration
treasurer Angela Buchanan spoke last
night about multiculturalism and the
"cultural war," an issue she said was
"currently dominating the American
political landscape."
Buchanan focused her speech on
the conservative struggle to rescue
America from a liberal-inspired de-
cline in traditional family values.
"What makes a family great are
the traditions that create a common
bond among people, and that's what
makes a nation great. It's no differ-
ent from a family," Buchanan told a
largely partisan, student crowd of
more than 200 at the Union Ball-
room.
"Standards that we accept as a
nation set us higher than other na-
tions," she said.
Buchanan touched on issues rang-
ing from abortion to prayer in the
classroom to lesbian studies at uni-
versities.
"I'm not a homophobe, but I'm
not going to let someone teach my
children that it's all rightto go against
what the Bible teaches," said
Buchanan, later adding, "The mes-
sage to our young people has been
that religion is not important, that we
can't teach right from wrong. We've
lost all standards in our educational
system."
Defining the opposition as liber-
als who use "labeling" as a political
weapon, Buchanan attacked this
strategy as a strike against free
speech.
"If you are opposed to liberals,
they label you aracistorhomophobe.
Americans should be able to dis-
agree legitimately on issues without
being labeled."

Despite an enthusiastic standing
ovation at the conclusion of the talk,
some students expressed anger and
concern at Buchanan's comments.
"The American culture that
Buchanan envisions is an exclusivist
one, where the only valued viewpoint
is straight, white, Christian America,"
said Joshua
Speiser, a
graduate stu-
dent in the
School of Natu-
ral Resources.
F r a n k
Giancolla, a
fourteen-year-
old from Livo-
nia, found ob-
Buchanan vious flaws in
Buchanan's
speech.
"It's strange that Buchanan used
the word 'liberal' like the kind of
lable she accused liberals of using
unfairly," he said.
The majority reacted with enthu-
siasm to Buchanan's talk.
"She touched on a lotofissues that
people are afraid to talk about," said
LSAjuniorGary Scherphorn. "I don't
like when someone tries to take away
my freedom of speech on my own
campus."
Members of the College Republi-
cans James Roberts and Corey Hill
voiced their appreciation for
Buchanan's position.
"It was very motivational," said
Roberts. "We are incredibely
pleased."
Added Hill, "She touched on some
important issues, particularly the idea
that we have to solve social problems
through an individualistic approach."
Her appearence was sponsored by
the Young American's Foundation.

Concern for campus
safety provokes
action
By ELIZABETH McHENRY
FOR THE DAILY
Walking through the Law Quad at
night lately, students may feel as
though they are stepping up to home
plate-overwhelmed by the glowing
stadium-like lights that beam down
on them from atop the Law School
library.
The high-intensity security lights
were recently installed for safety rea-
sons. The now-defunct Campus Safety
Committee made a recommendation
in 1989 that lights be placed in dark,
high-traffic campus areas, said De-
partment of Public Safety Sergeant
Robert Neumann.
In a memo, Margaret Leary, di-
rector of the Law Quad, stated that
Law school officials were respon-
sible for the new lights.
"The library is not the one' who
did the lights; the installation is the
result of work by Joan Russell and
Raburn Howland of the Law school

administration," Leary said.
Russell said that students ex-
pressed concern about walking
through the Law Quad late at night.
The administration decided to have
the lights installed because of several
assaults that occurred last semester,
said Russell, particularly an incident
near South Quad, less than a block
away.
The lights have been installed on
the parapets, which Russell explained
are "sort of balconies, like on an old
castle,"
She added that the high-intensity
security lights are temporary until
"permanent light post fixtures (which
would be) compatible with the archi-
tecture of the Law Quad" can be in-
stalled. No date, has been set for in-
stallation of the permanentsfixtures.
Many students said that they now
feel safer studying at night in the Law
School library.
First-year Law student Sandy
Ballow said that the new lights put her
at ease.
"I feel better because of the rape
rumors that have been around."

Ballow said.
LSA sophomore Alaina Falick
agreed. "I'm now willing to walk
hrough the Law Quad alone at night.
Beforc, I was really afraid because it
was sc dark," she said.
Bu not all students agree.
Rick Hsu, a third-year Law stu-
dent sz id that the lights make the Law
Quad :ourtyard look like a football
stadiuin."People living in the quad
can't sleep because it's too bright," he
added.
Russell said that this problem is
magnified when the lights reflect off
snow, adding that the lights are ad-
justed if necessary.
Another third-year Law student,
Hugo Tettamanti, said "I think the
lights detract from the beauty of the
Law Quad. I don't like it."
On the other hand, Neumann said
that adding lights to dark areashon
campus. such as the Law' Quad, has
been working well.
"Crime has decreased in that area
(around the Law Quad)," he said.
No recent statistics on crimes in
the Law Quad were available.

Economic forecasters
see 'springtime' in U.S.

Real estate course offers practical
methods, hands-on experience

By MAGGIE WEYHING
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
This is "real" experience.
Real Estate Feasibility Analysis,
a University course taught by Peter
Allen, gives University students the
chance to express their creativity
and gain experience in the handling
of real estate.
Allen is the director of the Real
Estate Forum in the School of Busi-
ness Administration.
The class, attended by under-
graduate and graduate students with
experience in economics or real es-
tate fundamentals, offers free con-
sultation on developing and plan-
ning sites to land owners in and
outside the Ann Arbor community.
Students begin work in teams of
three. Each team is composed of a
student majoring in architecture, one
studying urban planning and a Busi-
ness student pursuing market re-
search and financing. The final re-
sult of the planning is summed up in
a report by each team and given to
the client at the end of the term.
Allen said that the reports are
excellent ways to open doors to ca-

reers. He added that if students' re-
ports are used, they are normally copy-
righted.
"The students are the development
center-sort of the orchestra leaders,"
Allen said. "They have to pull every-
thing together and find the ideal site
and the ideal plan. They pick a site
and then find the best use for it, or
vice-versa."
Allen began teaching the 400-level
course six years ago when he, "no-
ticed a strong interest among the stu-
dents to take the nuts and bolts of
fundamental real estate and apply it to
community development."
Current attendance of the course
totals close to 30 students, and al-
though most are business students,
Allen said that Law, Architecture,
Public Policy and even Interflex stu-
dents are enrolled.
Besides experience, Allen said he
hopes that upon completion of the
course, his students will know how to
make real estate improve business
with its costs, how to be sensitive to
the ways real estate can improve a
community and how to determine a
good deal from a bad deal.

LSA junior Brett Goldman said he
took an interest in the class because he
wanted to know more about the real
life applications of real estate analy-
sis.
"More than 99 percent of my
classes concentrate on academic
theory. I like this course because its
the most practical course I've ever
taken - you actually feel like you're
really doing something," Goldman
said.
Allen said, more classes offered at
the University should focus on appli-
cation of skills learned in those classes.
This way of teaching would be more
relevant to students and the Univer-
sity, he said..
"U of M students are very bright,
and the faculty will find that the com-
munity is very eager to give the stu-
dents a chance to apply their knowl-
edge," Allen said.

New statistics show
U.S. economy
growing at record
levels
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh
reports reinforced rosy predictions
for the reviving economy yesterday.
Home sales surged to an eight-year
high and the government's forecast-
ing gauge turned in its best five-
month showing since the nation was
pulling out of recession a decade
ago.
Noting that the reports came on
Groundhog Day, Robert Dederick of
the Northern Trust Co. in Chicago
said, "These statistics suggest that
when the economists came out and
looked at the numbers, they saw
springtime. We aren't going to hit a
brick wall, weather permitting."
The Commerce Department said
its Index of Leading Economic Indi-
cators rose for the fifth straight month,
including a 0.7 percent advance in
December.
The cumulative increase for the
five months was 2.5 percent, the best
showing since a 6 percent rise over
seven months in 1983 when the na-
tion was emerging from its worst
slump since the Great Depression.
Three straight moves by the in-

dex in one direction are considered a
good - though not foolproof-sign
of where the economy will be moving
in the next six to nine months.
While the latest index figures
matched economists' projections, the
figures for new home sales exceeded
most forecasts.
The departments of Commerce and
Housing and Urban Development said
sales of new homes shot up 9.7 pe-
cent in 1993 and ended the year by
jumping 11.4 percent in December to
a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
862,000. That rate was the best
monthly showing since an 880,000
rate in March 1986.
Yearly sales totaled 669,000, the
highest since 676,000 in 1988.
Last week, the government re-
ported the economy expanded in the
last quarter of 1993 at a brisk s.9
percent annual rate. Many analysts
predict the pace will slacken this year
to the 3 percent range.
The Gross Domestic Product
which measures all goods and sei-
vices produced in the United States,
was up 2.9 percent for all of 1993, the
strongest performance in five years;
There could be a pause in the adt-
vance because of the unusually harsh
January weather and the California
earthquake.

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