8 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 9, 1994
U Crime key issue in
race vs. Smietanka
DETROIT (AP) -Voters elected
Attorney General Frank Kelley to a
40th term yesterday, rejecting federal
prosecutor John Smietanka's sum-
mons to focus the state office more on
fighting street crime.
Kelley had 552,284 votes - 57
,percent - to Smietanka's 415,148
votes, or 43 percent, with 34 percent
of the vote counted.
"I don't think anybody in the
state believes the charge that Frank
Kelley is soft on crime," Kelley
said after declaring victory. 'I'm in
a very visible office. People know
"what I do. They evidently like what
Smietanka said it was time to beef
:up the criminal division to work on
areas including public corruption, or-
Miller leading Austin in -
tight Sec'y of State race
Attorney General Frank Kelley smiles at his campaign party last night.
ganized crime and major economic
He also said the state's chief law
enforcement officer should lead ef-
forts to implement community po-
licing programs, neighborhood
watches and economic development
Kelley said the purpose of the of-
fice is to fight more large-scale is-
sues. He said he wanted to move for-
ward with several lawsuits against
the federal government, including a
case against the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission over the dry cask stor-
age system at the Palisades power
Kelley also has sued the De-
partment of Energy over $9 billion
collected from utility customers to
build a high-level radioactive waste
And, Kelley said, serious crime in
Michigan dropped 3.6 percentin 1993
and the overall crime rate was down
1.9 percent. He also said his office
pushed for multi-county grand juries
to go after widespread crime and
pressed lawmakers to pass a state
show race as
a dead heat
DETROIT (AP) - Republican
challenger Candice Miller was lead-
ing in her attempt to unseat Michigan's
longest-serving secretary of state,
Richard Austin, according to early
vote returns yesterday.
But an exit poll showed the candi-
dates in a dead heat.
With 3 percent of the returns
counted, or 197of 6,223 precincts,
Miller had 49,176 votes, or 54 per-
cent, to Austin's 41,131 votes, or 46
The poll by The Detroit News and
television station WKBD showed
Austin leading 52 percent to 48 per-
cent, but the lead was within the poll's
3 percentage point margin of error.
The poll was conducted in 2,200 key
precincts across the state.
Miller, 40, has been Macomb
County treasurer for the past two years.
She focused on Austin's age and six
terms in office, arguing that he had
enough time to achieve his goals.
She also emphasized the term lim-
its added to the state constitution in
1992. They don't apply to those al-
ready in office.
Austin, 81, argued that his experi-
ence was a plus - and proof that
voters thought he was doing a good
Miller used a similar campaign to
become the first Republican in 40
years to win a countywide office in
Macomb County, the treasurer's seat.
In that campaign, she questioned the
incumbent's 28 years in office.
Austin and Miller both voiced
similar goals: improving the technol-
ogy used to renew driver's licenses,
obtain car titles and monitor cam-
Miller said she wanted look into
technological advances including of-
DETROIT (AP) - Candidates
for the governing boards at the
state's other universities - Michi-
,gan State University and Wayne
State University - watched care-
'fully how their party's candidates
for governor and the Senate fared
Many said that was the key to the
education board elections, races in
which most voters didn't even know
the candidates' names. Gov. John
for other school boards
Engler was re-elected while Repub-
lican Spencer Abraham won the U.S.
Early returns showed races were
close for each of the schools' boards.
At Michigan State University,
Republican Donald Nugent of
Frankfort had 236,176 or 26 per-
cent; Democrat Colleen McNamara
had 221,772 or 24 percent; Republi-
can state lawmaker Paul Wartner
had 207,814 or 23 percent; and cur-
rent board chairman Joel Ferguson,
a Democrat, had 199,773 or 22
At Wayne State University, Re-
publican Diane Dunaskiss of Lake
Orion had 234,126 votes or 27 per-
cent; Democrats Leon Atchison of
Detroit had 205,046 or 24 percent
and Alan Amen of Dearborn Heights
had 199,949 or 23 percent; and Re-
publican Ed Haroutunian of Pontiac
had 196,374 or 23 percent.
Candice Miller waves to a crowd of supporters as she leads Richard Austin
in the race for secretary of state last night.
Republicans lead in 'U' Board of Regents race
Continued from page 1
With 50 percent of the precincts
reporting, Fischer received 28 percent
of the vote, Horning 25 percent, Brown
22 percent and Waters 21 percent.
2 With Fischer and Horning, the board
will contain an even partisan split of
four Democrats and four Republicans.
Fischer said she was thrilled with
"I just can't be happier. It's the only
office I've ever wanted to run for in this
state," Fischersaid. "I think both (Brown
and Waters) did a very good job.... I
think they both served the University
well. I feel fortunate to be on the board."
Horning said he was wary to call the
election, but he was pleased with his
"If I win, I'm looking forward to
going to Ann Arbor," he said. "I think it
is in the best interest of the University
to filter in some new leadership."
Contacted afterearly retums, Brown
would not discuss the election's dismal
outlook for him.
"If I win, then that's fine. I would be
pleased. If I lose, I wish the winners
good luck and I'll be helpful in any way
I could," Brown said.
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield Hills) said he was disap-
pointed by the projected results, but
said most issues the board deals with
are not partisan.
"The only thing is you have people
who philosophically may look at things
a bit differently so we may have some
sharper debates," Deitch said.
Contacted after early returns, Re-
gent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said
regardless of the results, the board will
continue to work for the University's
"Both Paul and Jim have been great
stewards for the University and they've
upheld their positions," he said. "If the
Republicans do win, I would be pleased
because it would even the ratios."
Harrison said he was not surprised
by the projected results because of
Engler's sound victory.
"It's awfully hard for anyone at the
bottom of the ticket to overcome such
wide margins," Harrison said.
An unscientific exit poll conducted
by The Michigan Daily showed that
students supported Brown and Waters.
Out of 173 surveyed, Brown received
34 percent of the vote, Waters had 30
percent, Fischer had 23 percent and
Horning had 13 percent.
Fischer said she will work to gain
"You may not always agree with
me, but you'll always know where I
stand," Fischer said. "I'm very acces-
sible. I'm very willing to listen. I look
forward to learning a lot."
LSA junior Matt Ercolani voted for
both Democrats, but he had little faith
in the board.
"I don't think they are really look-
ing out for the students much. I think
they look out for how much money the
University can make," he said.
Audrius Girnius, an LSA sopho-
more, did not vote in the election for
"I didn't follow that election," he
said. "I really don't know what the
Board of Regents is except that it raises
my tuition, which is annoying."
fering driver's license renewals at
machines in shopping malls and al-
lowing people to get car titles by
Austin pointed to his history of
technological advances, but noted that
some things are easier said than done.
Changes cost money, he said, and the
Legislature has been slow to appro-
priate the funds.
Austin organized the nation's first
statewide system of combining licens-
ing drivers and voter registrations. He
also started the process of handling
license renewals by mail.
Austin recently started allowing
some county residents to use facsimile
machines to renew license plates. He
said he wanted to look into allowing
people to renew their plates by tele-
phone, home computer and electronic
Schembechler draws crowd at book signing
By MELISSA ROSE BERNARDO
Daily Staff Reporter
After lining up at the polls to
support politicians yesterday,
Michigan fans lined up at Borders
Books and Music to show support
for a different type of politician.
Former Michigan football coach
Bo Schembechler was there to sign
copies of the recently published
book "A Dynasty in Blue: 25 Years
of Michigan Football Glory."
Schembechler drew a respect-
able 300 people, said Dallas Moore,
Borders' community relations co-
ordinator. "I wouldn't have been
surprised if there had been more,
just because he's so beloved," Moore
The maize-'n'-blue crowd en-
compassed students and non-stu-
dents, Ann Arbor, Detroit and Lan-
sing-area residents. But almost ev-
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,I've always been a big fan of Bo Schembechler.
... We just wish we had him back.'
- Dave Cevallos
LSA first-year student
eryone was a Bo supporter.
"I've always been a big fan of Bo
Schembechler," said Dave Cevallos,
a first-year LSA student who has
been following Michigan football.
"all (his) life."
"We just wish we had him back,"
Because of the small crowd,
Schembechler was able to take a
little time with each -singing, chat-
ting and personalizing each book
with a name, the phrase "Go Blue!"
and his signature.
"A Dynasty in Blue" is a collec-
tion of articles, photos and statis-
tics, chronicling the Wolverines
between 1969-1994. Though
Schembechler was not involved in
its writing, he is a prominent figure
throughout the book.
When asked what he thought of
the book, Schembechler leaned in
and whispered, "I haven't read it
yet!" He added with a laugh, "I just
got my copy at noon today."
Borders had 1,200 copies of the
book on hand, some of which
Schembechler autographed for sale.
Schembechler will be doing signings
tomorrow at Borders in -Birming-
ham, Utica and Dearborn.
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