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.'c 6Unton ,
blamed in
*GOP ads
million campaign-closing ad blitz by
the Republican Party accuses Presi-
dent Clinton of abandoning the middle
class and urges voters to support GOP
candidates and "send the Clinton Con-
gress home."
The advertising effort, an-
nounced yesterday by Republican
* National Committee Chairman
Haley Barbour, will focus on tar-
geted markets in about 25 states,
according to GOP strategists famil-
iar with the plans.
The Republican effort will begin
just as a $2 million Democratic Na-
tional Committee advertising effort
winds down. The Democratic ads
accused Republicans of favoring a
return to Reaganomics and drastic
cuts in Medicare and other federal
Two of the three new GOP ads take
issue with those claims and accuse the
Democrats of distorting Republican
But most of the time in the 30-
second spots is aimed at reinforcing
Clinton's negatives with voters and the
general anti-government mood.
In one, viewers are reminded that
Clinton reneged on his promise to cut
middle-class taxes in his 1993 budget.
It also criticizes Clinton's approaches
to welfare and health care reform, say-
ing they involve too much government
and too much spending.
The second GOP ad says that for all
his moderate campaign promises,
Clinton and the Democratic Congress
have pushed more spending, higher
taxes and bigger government.
The third is along the same lines,
but specifically mentions a recently
leaked Office of Management and
Budget memo that listed Social Secu-
rity and Medicare cuts, as well as higher
taxes, as future options for deficit re-
duction. Clinton insists the memo was
acatalog of options and nothing he was
taking seriously, but Republicans have
seized on the document.
"Fed up with the Democratic double
talk and hypocrisy on taxes and spend-
ing?" the narrator says at the close of
the third ad. "On Nov. 8, send the
Clinton Congress home."
The ads will begin airing today and
run through Election Day, one of the
strategists familiar with the plans said.
The other said there would be a modest
purchase of national airtime andheavier
purchases in selected markets with com-
petitive races for Senate, House, gov-
ernor or a combination of those. Mar-
kets in California and Florida are among
the targets, said this strategist, as well
as several Midwestern states.
Philadelphia and Cleveland were
among the targets, but the GOP ads will
not air in those markets because there
were too few or no slots left for political
0ads because of the campaign crush in
those areas.

Leadership qualities top
priority in mayorial race

Daily Staff Reporter
Forget the anti-incumbent elec-
toral climate, city voting patterns and
the coattail effect of Gov. John Engler.
David Stead is going to win the Ann
Arbor mayoral race because he's more
"cuddly" than the city's last Demo-
cratic mayor, Liz Brater.
At least that's the theory of Larry
Kestenbaum, vice chair of the Ann
Arbor Democratic Party. According
to Kestenbaum, "Ann Arbor likes
cuddly candidates," and Stead and his
opponent, current Mayor Ingrid B.
Sheldon, both are. Brater was not.
But when faced with a choice of
two cuddly candidates, Ann Arbor
citizens vote Democratic,
Kestenbaum said.
He credits David Cahill, an aide to
former state Rep. Perry Bullard, with
developing the "cuddliness quotient."
Cahill disavows knowledge of the
"I have a feeling Larry developed
the index and is taking my name in
vain," Cahill said. "I have never de-
veloped a cuddliness index, but it
sounds like great fun."
Sheldon bases her prospects for re-
election on a simpler formula: Ann
Arbor voters like her no-nonsense, con-
sensus-building style of government.
Ann Arbor voters will elect a
mayor Nov. 8. It is the first November
mayoral election in Ann Arbor since
1963, thanks to a 1992 voter initiative
that moved city elections from April
to November.
To most observers and the candi-
dates themselves, the race is less about
politics and policy than leadership.
Stead portrays himself as an activist
leader; Sheldon depicts herself as a
Both candidates call themselves
political moderates. But Stead says
Sheldon's lack of convictions inca-
pacitates city government, and
Sheldon derides Stead's centrist
stance as election-season posturing.
"I look at my role as a facilitator.
I don't believe that I have to take
credit for everything," Sheldon said.
"I don't claim to be a genius, but if I
can help other people facilitate solu-

tions, then I think I've done my job."
Stead criticizes Sheldon's leader-
ship style.
"The reason I decided to run was
what I saw as a lack of leadership on
council from the current mayor," he
said. "Her role as a caretaker, basi-
cally hands-off, is not really provid-

tee, which meets periodically to dis-
cuss issues of mutual interest. Neither
could cite differences of opinion on
city relations with the University.
Because the Nov. 8 election is the
first mayoral race to be decided dur-
ing the academic year, students are
expected to play a larger role in the

'The reason I decided to run was what I saw as a
lack of leadership on council from the current
mayor. Her role as a caretaker ... Is not really
providing leadership and direction.'
- David Stead
Democratic challenger

Anny Rey talks about her career at CNN last night at the Frieze Building.
Up"=fwarjLfdly mobile
'U' alum finds
success at NN

ing leadership and direction."
Sheldon said her initiatives have
been thwarted by a highly partisan
City Council. The first-term Republi-
can presides over a City Council that
is composed of seven Democrats and
three other Republicans.
"I'm a minority mayor. We have a
very partisan council. Unfortunately,
there are many Democrats on council
who only look at business as Demo-
cratic-Republican issues, instead of
what would be good for the city as a
whole," Sheldon said.
She accused Stead of being part of
the problem.
"He is a good moderate, but I'm
disappointed that he didn't do more to
separate himself from the party on
key issues," she said.
Sheldon takes some credit for the
"peace treaty" with Ann Arbor Town-
ship that settled a territorial dispute
and integrated parts of the township
into the city. Another accomplish-
ment of her administration is a pact
with neighboring Scio Township un-
der which the township pays the city
for water services, she said.
Stead, as the de facto leader of
council Democrats, said he engineered
an agreement with the pension board
for city employees that averted a law-
suit and lowered the city's contribu-
tion to the pension fund.
Both candidates are members of
the city-University liaison commit-

outcome. Both candidates have
courted the student vote, but neither
could speculate whether University
students would sway the race.
Sheldon lauds the city's renewed
cooperation with the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly, the University's stu-
dent government. "My responsibility
is more to the students than to the
University," she said.
Sheldon defeated Brater in April
1993, running on a moderate plat-
form. Opponents derided Brater as
divisive and highly partisan.
Stead calls himself a consensus-
builder, citing council resolutions he
has co-sponsored with Republicans.
Of Sheldon's 1993 election, Stead
says: "Ingrid didn't win that election,
Liz lost it. People didn't come out to
vote for Liz. I'm not going to com-
pare myself to Ingrid Sheldon or Liz
Sheldon said she has made city
government more responsive to resi-
dents across the political spectrum.
"The previous administration only
allowed issues to go to the (council)
table if they had the guaranteed six
votes and had threshed it out before
the meeting," Sheldon said.
Stead distanced himself from
"I'm not Liz Brater to start with.
Liz has her style and I have mine. My
style is to get everyone together and
solve problems."

For the Daily
Anny Rey, a University alum and
editor at the Cable News Network
(CNN), spoke last night about the
technical success, editorial pitfalls and
other adventures a reporter must face
to rise through the ranks at CNN.
Her speech, sponsored by the De-
partment of Communication, also gave
advice to students wondering if a career
in the media was right for them.
Rey graduated from the Univer-
sity with a Master's degree in journal-
ism in 1991, and began her career in
Headline News at CNN in Atlanta,
which primarily focuses on national
Since then, Rey has moved up the
ranks and entered her field of prefer-
ence of international news and her
current position as CNN International
Desk assignment editor.
Rey spoke of CNN's recent climb
in popularity since its coverage of the
Gulf War. "One of CNN's appeals is
that if something big is happening,
you can turn on to CNN and count on
it being live."
Another of CNN's appeals besides
its strong technology and live cover-
age is its worldwide coverage. "CNN
was the first to establish global cover-
age as well as global distribution,"

Rey said.
Rey also spoke about the creden-
tials one needs to break into CNN and
the world of international news in
"Basically it's about being at the
right place at the right time," Rey
said. "Take a chance."
She also counseled those debating
whether to go to graduate school. She
said only about one-fifth of her peers
received graduate degrees.
"CNN definitely hires people with
undergraduate degrees and they hire
people with degrees other than jour-
nalism," Rey said. Although a
Master's in journalism was not re-
quired, Rey did advise internships as
a way to gain experience.
"She was really insightful, infor-
mative and interesting," said Carrie
Butzer, LSA senior. "She's someone
who has experienced broadcast jour-
nalism first hand and her speech im-
pacted me positively."
Rey in closing, encouraged the
group that there are fluid opportuni-
ties to move up the ladder as long as
one possesses good writing skills.
Gregg Chiu, LSA sophomore said,
"The fact that she rose through the
ranks at such a fast pace, gives us
living proof that it is possible to
achieve goals at a young age."

Black scholarships disallowed by court

The Washington Post
A federal appeals court ruled yes-
terday that the University of Maryland
may not maintain a separate scholar-
ship program for Black students, de-
spite evidence of past discrimination
presented by the university itself.
A unanimous three-judge panel of
the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
acknowledged that racism still exists
on college campuses, but said the uni-
versity had failed to narrowly tailor the
Benjamin Banneker Scholarship pro-
gram to correct the present effects of
past discrimination. The program of-
fers full scholarships to 30 Black stu-
dents each year worth $35,000 each.

The court told the university to
reconsider giving a Banneker Schol-
arship to Daniel J. Podberesky, 22, a
Latino student from Baltimore County
who was rejected by the program in
1990 despite meeting the
scholarship's academic requirements.
Yesterday's decision overturned a
ruling by a U.S. District Court judge
in Baltimore, who said the university
was justified in maintaining a race-
based scholarship and in rejecting
Podberesky's application.
"There is no doubt that racial ten-
sions still exist in American society,
including the campuses of our institu-
tions of higher learning," the appeals

court said. "However, these tensions
and attitudes are not a sufficient
ground for employing a race-con-
scious remedy at the University of
The university has until Nov. 10 to
ask for a rehearing by the judges of the
4th Circuit in Richmond and 90 days to
appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Uni-
versity President William Kirwan said
the school intends to appeal.
Last February, the Clinton admin-
istration adopted a policy that en-
couraged colleges to use such schol-
arships to promote diversity on cam-
pus and correct historic discrimina-

Prison population soars to all-time high

Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The number
of state and federal prison inmates
topped 1 million for the first time this
*summer, reflecting tougher sentenc-
ing on an array of crimes, the Justice
Department reported yesterday.
The incarceration rate nationwide
also reached an all-time high, with
373 of every 100,000 people behind

bars - up from 188 per 100,000 a
decade earlier. Only Russia has a
higher rate.
The prison population of I million
is double the number of a decade ago.
The cause appears to be harsher treat-
ment of criminals, not a sharp in-
crease in crime.
Other statistics show that the crime
rate for violent offenses peaked in

1981, at 35 incidents per 1,000 popu-
lation, according to Allen Beck, a
statistician at the department. In 1992,
the latest year for which there was
data, there were 32 violent crimes per
1,000 people, according to the Justice
Instead, they say, the prison popu-
lation expanded because Americans
lost faith in rehabilitation.

Continued from page 1
used to discover the binary pulsar and
other single pulsars and other binary
pulsar systems.
The computer they used cost
$30,000, had 16 kilobytes of memory,
had no operating system or hard drive
and had to be programmed in ma-
chine language using punch cards.

By comparison, the average Uni-
versity Macintosh costs under $2,000,
has 4 megabytes of memory and soft-
ware can be purchased at dozens of
locations around campus.
Taylor and Hulse used the 305-
meter diameter radio telescope at the
Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
Taylor said the signals received are
faint and subject to extraneous noise.
He said even spark plugs in cars nearby
the telescope can cause interference.

Taylor said Einstein's theory of
general relativity will not be the last
word on gravity. "Ultimately, the
world is a quantum mechanical place,"
Taylor said.
The lecture was the third annual
Ta-You Wu Lecture in Physics, pre-
sented by the Department of Physics.
Ta-You Wu received his Ph.D.
in Physics in 1933 from the Univer-
sity. He has taught in China and

Renee Birnbaum and Marty Straub are running for the state House. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

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