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March 15, 1996
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%uchanan speaks to
ential hopeful Pat
v* h The Michigan
amtpaign tour. Buchanan trails GOP
ront-runner Sen. Bob Dole by 671 del-
gates, yet remains in the race.
Speaking at two locations in antici-
ation of the state's Tuesday primary,
3uchanan said he is inthe campaign for
he long haul, looking toward the San
)iego convention in August.
See interview on page 13.
GOP rallies point to primary
By Megan Schimpf
Daily News Editor
AUBURN HILLS - Sen. Bob Dole 1
(R-Kan.) brought a message of Mid-
western values and issues to Michigan
yesterday, kicking off his Midwestern
campaign swing in advance ofTuesday's
Republican presidential primaries.
"It's not a game - you can't let your
eyes glaze over. It's real," Dole said of
dent Clinton. He detailed a list of pro-
grams passed by Congress - from a
balanced budget to a tax credit for chil-
dren -that Clinton has vetoed.
"The list goes on and on," Dole said.
"We came up with an idea on vetoing.
"We're going to veto Bill Clinton in
The rally, which was open to the
public, was attended by Haden employ-
ees and people
from the com-
orbes leaves race,
endorses Dole bid
nore than $30
t Steve Forbes
dropped out of the
race yesterday and
threw his support
to Bob Dole.
Forbes had ° s
amassed 76 delegates and faken one
state, Arizona, before Dole swept "Su-
per Tuesday" last week, all but clinch-
i he nomination. Forbes championed
the idea of a national flat tax and had
previously said that he would stay in the
race until its finish.
politics and govern-
ment. "You can get
out your pencil and
figure out how it
"That's what this
is about - a funda-
mental change in
Dole spoke at a
rally at Haden inc.,
an industrial manu-
facturing plant, fol-
lowing a short tour.
"That's what this
is about - a
- Sen. Bob Dole
GOP presidential hopeful
high school stu-
dents also came.
crowd and at-
tempted to re-
store some of the
faith that has
been lost in gov-
"One vote can
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Bob Dole speaks to supporters at a campaign stop yesterday in Auburn Hills, Mich.
In Washington yesterday, Gov. John
;ler pledged his support for Sen.
Bob Dole's presidential campaign.
Engler's endorsement came five days
before Michigan's Republican primary.
The governor has been rumored to be
one of the leading contendors for a GOP
vice pr'esidential spot, but Dole has not
indicated who he will chose should he
win the Republican nomination.
Taylor, talks trade
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
TAYLOR - Republican presidential hopeful Pat
Buchanan charged into the downriver area yesterday morn-
ing in "The Go Pat Go Express," stopping his entourage of
buses for a brief visit to Walt Industries, a manufacturer of
metal parts for Harley Davidson motorcycles.
As news media crowded around, the candidate walked
with a sparse crowd of supporters in a tour of the plant.
Sparks flew from the machines and gears roared as Buchanan
stepped gingerly around the large machinery, stopping sev-
eral times to speak with workers.
Buchanan looked at a model motorcycle made with local
parts. "This is a thing of beauty in the industrial age," he said.
"It has American written all over it."
William Bennett, a young plant worker from Taylor, said
he enjoyed seeing the candidate interacting with the public.
"He seems like a pretty nice guy," he said, adding that he
plans to vote for Buchanan in the Tuesday primary.
Not all of the plant workers were as supportive of
Charles Chase, a 60-year-old machinist, said he works two
jobs to support his wife and two daughters.
"I just disagree with anyone who says it's all for the rich
man and not for the poor," Chase said.
Once Buchanan took off his safety glasses and stepped into
the press area, the small crowd of supporters began to chant
Pat Buchanan and his wife share a motorcycle at the Harley-
Davidson plant in Taylor yesterday.
for him, while he was posing in front of two large Harley
Buchanan made a brief speech illuminating his plans in
Michigan, particularly emphasizing trade issues. The auto
industry, he said, faces a $53-billion deficit.
"If(Japan has) a $60-billion trade surplus, I will reduce the
Japanese quota (of imported cars) year by year by year until
we have the same advantage in their market that they have
with ours," he asserted.
Buchanan said he would forcefully approach Japanese
Prime Minister Hashimoto and say "This is what we plan to
do unless you give us better access to your trade markets."
See BUCHANAN, Page 13
Dole spoke at a former Battle Creek
hospital where he spent two years recov-
ering following a World War II injury.
He called America "the greatest force
for good the world has ever known,"
and said he wants to help the country
move forward together.
"That's what America is about -
one America. One America. Black
America. White America. Hispanic
America. Urban or rural,disabled, what-
ever. We are one America," he said.
The likely GOP nominee did not
speculate on a running mate.
Dole said he had not spoken to mul-
timillionaire Steve Forbes, who with-
drew from the race yesterday after-
noon. With a commanding lead in the
delegate count over main challenger
Pat Buchanan, Dole appeared to take
the helm of the Republican Party.
"As Republicans, our mission now is
to close ranks and unite behind the nomi-
nee. Bob Dole will be the nominee. There
is no doubt about that," Dole said to loud
cheers from the audience, using his now-
trademark third-person reference.
Dole, who has 75 percent of the del-
egates needed fer nomination, took the
opportunity to launch attacks at Presi-
make a differ-
ence. Your vote is important," he said.
"I'm very optimistic about the future. I
love America as you love America."
The workers responded with loud
applause when Dole spoke on free trade
and industrial jobs. He included a refer-
ence to Buchanan, who he later called
"the candidate who will remain name-
less." Buchanan has said he would con-
struct a wall along the U.S.-Mexicc
border to curb illegal immigration.
Dole said his trade policy is "not
building a wall around this country. It's
creating morejobs, more opportunities.
That's what I believe this campaign is
He criticized Clinton for not ad-
equately enforcing trade laws, again
"In a Dole administration, I will under-
score the need to make certain jobs are not
siphoned off to other countries," he said.
Michelle Mott, a high school senior
from Novi, came with her government
class. She will vote for the first time in
"You have the feeling of knowing
you're part of something happening in
the country," she said. "We're the future
See DOLE, Page 13
For a preview of Michigan 's Demo-
cratic caucus and Republican primary,
including Ann Arbor voting statistics,
information onpollingsites andan evalu-
ation of the 1996 race, seepage 14.
Regents hold annual
meeting in Dearborn
Back to the
The Midwest first-round
ames continue today.
o: No. 7-seed
Michigan vs. No. 10-
James Nichols, brother of accused Oklahoma bomber Terry Nichols, speaks last night at Dominick's.
Nichols discusses bomb trial,
alleges violation ights
By Jodi Cohen
and Jeff Eldridge
IDaily Staff Reporters
DEARBORN-The University Board of Regents' annual
meeting at the satellite campus yesterday included a series of
presentations. Among them: an assortment of gifts for Re-
gent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor) and thenewest
member of her family.
Newman, who gave birth to son David Francis last week,
received a box of University-related gifts, including a child-
sized football and a small baseball cap, all wrapped in
Newman used the occasion to praise University Hospitals.
where David was born last Thursday. "Anybody having a
baby ought to have it in the new (hospital) wing," Newman
said. "It's beautiful. It's like going to the Ritz-Carlton for a
couple of days."
During his opening remarks, President James Duderstadt
also recognized Executive Vice President and Chief Finan-
cial Officer Farris Womack, who announced Tuesday that he
will step down from his position Dec. 31. Womack said he
wants to return to teaching full-time at the School of Educa-
"The solid financial standing the University has now is
largely credited to him," said Regent Daniel Horning (R-
Executive Vice President for Research Homer Neal thanked
Womack for other reasons.
"I am extremely indebted to him for committing to stay on
board with us during the transition," Neal said. In January,
the regents chose Neal to serve as University interim presi-
dent until they select the ,t president.
Neal gave a presentation on the University's intellectual
property policies. Neal described the presentation as "a
preliminary discussion of some recommendations we'll be
schools plan to
By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
DEARBORN -- In the spirit of
cooperation among the state's re-
search institutions, University Presi-
dent James Duderstadt and the lead-
ers of Michigan State University
and Wayne State University sent a
letter to Gov. John Engler yesterday
in reaction to the proposed budget
"That budget that has been pre-
sented to the governor is a very
favorable one for higher education,"
Duderstadt said at yesterday's Uni-
versity Board of Regents meeting.
Prior to the meeting, Duderstadt
had met with MSU President M.
Peter McPherson and Wayne State
President David Adamady to write a
letter stating their intention to work
together instead of competing for
Duderstadt said the at least 4-
percent increase to all public schools
across the state is one positive fea-
ture of the "watershed" proposal.
By Ann Stewart
Daily Staff Reporter
The brother of alleged Oklahoma bombing ac-
complice Terry Nichols accused the U.S. govern-
ment of violating the Constitution in a speech last
night at an Ann Arbor meeting of the Libertarian
"This trial is about the defendents and their right
to a fair trial and an impartial trial," James Nichols
fringed upon. I thought he had a story to tell," said
James Hudler, founder and current vice chair of
the Libertarian Party of Washtenaw County.
Nichols said he was in favor of the Libertarian
Party, because the party maintains that the Consti-
tution should be strictly followed and the powers
of government very limited.
"The Libertarian Party more reflects the politi-
cal philosophy of our founding fathers," said
Nichols, a rural farmer from near Decker.