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Six tickets
ed for
SA pres.
election
ure Mayk
Staff Reporter
Students voting for Michigan Stu-
ent Assembly candidates this month
will have a choice of six presidential
tickets. Along with the three major par-
ties on campus, the United People's
Coalition, the Liberty Party and an in-
dependent team filed MSA presidential
and vice presidential candidates right
before break.
PC named RC junior Nora Salas
a 'Medicine first-year student Johnny
Su as MSA presidential and vice presi-
dential candidates, respectively. The
newlyformed Liberty Party named LSA
unior Martin Howrylak and LSA first-
year student Conrad DeWitt as presi-
dential and vice presidential candidates,
respectively. LSA juniors Jeff Tadisco
and Adam Mesh filed as presidential
and vice presidential candidates inde-
pendently.
he Maize and Blue Party and the
Tea Party, which ran presidential tick-
etslast win-
ter, did not
Who's Who file candi-
dates for
The following is a list t h i s
of MSA presidential semester's
and vice presidential election.
candidates, M S A
respectively. Rules and
Elections
ependents: Jeff Dire e t or
Tadisco and Adam Me aga n
Mesh'
LbertParty: Martin Ne wm a n
Howrylak and Conrad said there
DeWitt are fewer
Michigan Party: Fiona candidates
Rose and Probir running in
Mehta this year's
Students' Party: e l e c t i o n
Jonathan Freeman than in re-
Olga Savic cent years.
nited People's "This num-
Coalition: Nora Salas ber isreally
and Johnny Su extremely
Wolverine Party: Andy low," she
Schor and Matt Curin said.
( W e
want to) in-
fuse new blood into MSA and get rid of
the constant bickering I hear about,"
said Su, UPC vice presidential candi-
4.
Su said the influence of UPC on the
assembly could help MSA become
"truly representative of the University
population."
"The United People's Coalition is a
compilation of people who care deeply
about students of color issues and stu-
dent issues," said Salas, UPC presiden-
tial candidate.
Salas said she hopes the party's pres-
ee in the race will encourage discus-
ofissues surrounding studentrights,
open presidential searches and the Code.
Howrylak, Liberty Party presidential
candidate, said the party will concen-
trate on bringing two main issues to the
forefront. The Liberty ticket is con-
cerned with restructuring the MSA stu-
dent fee and the lighting and security on
North Campus, Howrylak said.
Changing the student fee structure from
Ma ndatory line on student tuition bills to
a oluntary fee would "change the focus
from 'which groupsgethowmuch money'
to'whatcanMSAdo forthe studentbody

in general,"' he said.
"The Liberty Party's going to bring
some really important issues to the race,"
Howrylak said.
The independent ticket may "bring in
voters that usually aren't involved,"
said Mesh, independent vice presiden-
sl candidate.
By running independently, we're
open to everybody," he said.
Tadisco, Mesh's running mate, said
conversations with frustrated MSA
members prompted the duo to make a
bid for the offices.
"The three major parties - the Stu-
dents' Party, the Wolverine Party and
the Michigan Party - seem to be block
parties where they never agree with
WIh other and nothing gets done," he
. "By being independent ... at the
top of the chain we want to scare them
more than anything into saying 'look,
let's get something done."'
Re-expanding the Law Quad's hours
until 2 a.m. and reducing student cost
for Internet services are two of the

Dole expected to win big in'Tuesday' formality

The Baltimore Sun
MIAMI -Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is
poised to take another giant step toward the Re-
publican presidential nomination on a "Super
Tuesday" that has become a pale copy of the
original as a political exercise.
Republicans will vote in seven states with 362
delegates, and Dole is expected to win at least 300
of them. It would bring his total to 700 or more in
the quest for 996 needed to take the last bit of
uncertainty out of the campaign.
"I know the sun is shining on the Dole campaign,"
the front-running Kansas Republican said in Texas.
"(Today) the sun will be out in every one of the states
where we have primaries and if I'm not mistaken,
we're going to win every one of the seven."
The delegate prize is the largest that will be at
stake on any single primary day in this campaign.

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And only one of Dole's rivals, Patrick Buchanan, is
being given any chance of picking off a few del-
egates in particularly conservative congressional
districts of Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mis-
sissippi and the western panhandle of Florida.
But the designation of Super Tuesday had a
hollow ring with only seven states - the six in the
South, plus Oregon - involved. The first such
exercise, in 1988, included primaries in 14 South-
ern and border states, and six elsewhere.
The regional primary was originally promul-
gated by relatively conservative Democratic state
legislators across the South after the 1984 election

defeat of Walter Mondale. Their theory was that
such a huge prize of delegates would mean candi-
dates and the media would pay more attention to
the region and that the candidates who succeeded
would be less liberal than Mondale.
One prime mover in the regional primary plan
was, for example, a state senator from Texas, John
Traeger, who was angered in 1984 because he
supported Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) only to see
him eliminated before the campaign reached Texas.
"It was a big legislative initiative," said Colleen
Cousineau, executive director of the Southern
Legislative Conference in Atlanta. "They just

wanted the South to be recognized and to be a
major player."
But the scheme backfired when two liberals,
then-Gov. Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts and
civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, concentrated
their efforts in areas with large liberal and minor-
ity voting populations. Dukakis campaigned most
intensely in southeast Florida, where there is a
large liberal and Jewish population, and the Rio
Grande Valley in Texas, where his fluent Spanish
made him attractive to Mexican-American vot-
ers. Jackson concentrated on districts with large
black populations.
The turnout in these heretofore overlooked
states rose sharply - it doubled in Texas -- but
the campaign was largely airport rallies as candi-
dates raced from state to state. And it failed to
produce a ticket more welcome in the South.

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China readies
for war games

with

Taiwan

A new look at
Aphrodite
Above: Nursing first-year student
Michael Anayas peeks into-one of
the exhibits at "Caught Looking:
Exhibiting the Kelsey" on display
at the Kelsey Museum of
Archaeology yesterday. The
exhibit is the museum's first
student-curated show and it runs
through April 16. Exhibit
organizers said the display works
to show that while every person
should have their own view of art,
no single view can give the
complete picture. To this end, the
curators took objects from the
cases where they normally reside
in a museum setting and put them
into another surrounding.
Left: One part of the exhibit
addresses the relationship of
sexuality to art by juxtaposing
sexual, art historical and religious
views of the goddess Aphrodite.
This poster welcomes people into
the gallery and challenges visitors
to consider the role of display in
an exhibition.
Photos by SARA STILLMAN/Daily

The Baltimore Sun
TAIPEI, Taiwan - The confidence
and bravado of many Taiwanese began
to vanish yesterday in the face of an
intensifying crisis over their future.
With massive Chinese naval and air
forces exercises due to start today, Chi-
nese missiles still threatening to fall
outside two main harbors and yet a
powerful U.S. Navy group steaming
toward the fray, Taiwanese were hesi-
tantly coming to the conclusion that an
armed clash with China might be in the
making.
Many people still believe that war
will be avoided, but the jitters started to
spread yesterday beyond the chroni-
cally nervous monied class. The stock
market plunged again and those with
cash to spare bought dollars, but even
sober Taiwanese began to consider in-
creasingly pessimistic scenarios.
"It's very hard for China to give way
on this now and it's also very hard for
Taiwan. In the coming weeks we'll see
more exercises and very possibly they'll
take an island or islet of ours," said
Andrew Yang, head of the Chinese
Council of Advanced Policy Studies.
"And that will lead to retaliation."
Others were more sanguine.
"We're all Chinese," said betel-nut
vendor Hui Hsie-ting. "They're clever
strategists, those mainlanders are, but
they're not going to launch an inva-
sion."
Perhaps not, but the exercises sched-
uled to start today would block off a
huge section of the Taiwan Strait and
take place just 50 miles from the Tai-
wanese-controlled islands of Quemoy
and the Pescadores.
Internatisnal concern was reflected
in a fresh round of criticism; Japan's
Foreign Ministry yesterday summoned
China's envoy in Tokyo for the second
time in a week to urge Beijing to show
restraint toward Taiwan, and Vietnam,
Australia and Canada also issued wan-
ings.
The hope universally expressed was
that the confrontation would deflate.
As U.S. State Department spokesper-
son Nicholas Burns put it yesterday:
"We are not interested, frankly, in do-
ing anything that would exacerbate the
tensions. We want our actions to help
calm the situation."
But a worrying escalation was under
way.
China is expected to deploy its most
modem submarines, ships and airplanes
in an effort to demonstrate to Taiwan

China warns
U.S. on policy
The Washington Post
BEIJING-China's foreign min-
ister warned the United States yes-
terday against intervening in
Beijing's escalating dispute with
Taipei and blamed Taiwan's leaders
for heightened tensions in the area.
"It is ridiculous for some people
... to call openly for interference by
the (U.S.) 7th Fleet or even for pro-
tecting Taiwan," Foreign Minister
Qian Qichen said at a news confer-
ence. "These people must have for-
gotten that Taiwan is a part of China
and not a protectorate of the United
States."
Qian issued his message a day
after the Clinton administration said
it was sending extra warships, in-
cluding two aircraft carriers, to the
region in response to intimidating
military exercises China is carrying
out this week off the coast of Taiwan.
On Friday China fired three unarmed
M-9 missiles into the sea near
Taiwan's two biggest ports, and Tues-
day it is scheduled to begin a round of
naval and air force exercises in a
zone that stretches halfway across
the Taiwan Strait, further obstructing
already-disrupted shipping and air
traffic.
In Taiwan, government spokes-
person Jason Hu welcomed the U.S.
ships as good for Asian peace and
said Taipei does not want war, the
Reuter news agency reported.
"We hope that the Chinese Com-
munists can stop their military exer-
cises, and only in this way can they
avoid hurting the interests ofthe Asian
region," he said after a top-level gov-
ernment meeting on the crisis.
that it has the wherewithal to capturn
the island, which it considers to be ,
breakaway province that must bE
brought to heel before it formally de-
clares independence.
"The exercises are aimed at dem
onstrating China's determination an(
capability to defend its sovereignt.
and territorial integrity," Chines
Foreign Minister Qian Qichen said a
a news conference in Beijing yester
day.

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Month recognizes Asian Americans

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
This month the University community will
have an opportunity to celebrate the culture
and achievements of Asian Pacific Americans.
"Generation APA," a cultural show scheduled
for Saturday at the Power Center, will kick off
a series of events that are part of the Univer-
sity-designated Asian Pacific American Heri-
tage month.
"We want the community to know we are
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light contributions Asian Americans have made
to this country," said Tait Sye, the Asian
Pacific American coordinator for Minority
Student Services.
Gail Nomura, director of the Asian Pacific
American studies program, said the month is
significant in the context of an increasingly
hostile political climate for ethnic minorities.
"Too many politicians today talk about 'tak-
ing back our country for ourselves' -but who
is 'our?"' she asked.
Nnymi'r. cnM ithat he r ti e ountry is

given by Dennis Hayashi, director of the Office
for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C., reflects
the growing importance of both campus and
nationwide Asian Pacific American activism.
"If we don't speak up against anti-immigra-
tion (legislation), hate crimes and other forms
of racism as Asian Pacific Americans, then
who would represent our voice?" asked LSA
junior Ziehyun Huh.
Huh is the chair of the United Asian Ameri-
can Organizations, the umbrella organization
for Acian American camnus aroun

CALLNIDL K.
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
HERITAGE MONTH
March 16: Generation APA: Cultural Showcase of
Asian Pacific America. Power Center, 8 p.m.
March 22: Asian American Association 25th Birthday
Bash Spring Dance. Michigan League Ballroom, 10
p.m.
March 22: Korean Campus Crusade for Christ: Follow
the Yellow Brick Road. Angell Hall Auditorium B, 7
p.m.
March 23: Korean Cultural Arts Festival. Michigan
League Ballroom, 1 p.m.
March 28: Comedians of Color: Christy Medran.

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