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GOP in
Anupama Reddy
aily Staff Reporter
LANSING - The Michigan
Republican Convention, which began
as a pep rally for the party, developed
into a frantic contest between pro-
choice and pro-life supporters Saturday.
The debate began when Gov. John
Engler endorsed pro-choice candidate
Judy Frey of Grand Rapids for a spot on
the University Board of Regents over
-life advocate Mike Bishop of
Rochester Hills.
Both candi-
dates are Univ-
ersity alums.
Frey lost to
Bishop by a nar-
row margin, 959
to 929, but not
without last-
minute arm-
twisting among
Sgler delegates. In the
end, Frey's dis-
trict cast the deciding vote against her.
Engler seconded Frey's nomination.
He also endorsed an uncontested
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) for the
other open University regent seat.
Differences between incumbant Baker
and Engler arose over the resignation of
former University President James
-uderstadt a year ago.
"I support Deane Baker and Judy
Frey for election in November," Engler
said in his speech. "I apologize to no
one for my pro-life credentials.
"I understand this campaign, but
Judy has earned this opportunity by
her involvement ... in extensive activ-
ities with University of Michigan
alumni," Engler said. "I have a high
regard for Mike Bishop. I'm not
posed to Mike. (Frey) did not ask
e to do .this."

Kurds seize
key city from
Iraqi forces

US. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mlich.) and his wife rally the delegates at the state Democratic Convention in Detroit this weekend.
Nosurpnses at Demn event

The Washington Post
SALAHUDDIN, Iraq - Just eight
days after ousting its rivals from the
Kurds' unofficial capital. Irbil, with
Iraqi army help, a jubilant Kurdistan
Democratic Party announced that its
guerrillas captured a key city 50 miles
to the east yesterday.
Culminating a four-day drive to pre-
vent the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
from mounting a counteroffensive to
recapture Irbil, KDP forces first took a
key road junction at Degala, then raced
on another 20 miles east without meet-
ing significant resistance to capture
Kuysanjaq in less than six hours.
KDP television said the party's flag
was raised atop a nearby mountain to
celebrate the victory. Party officials
said the rival force suffered 400 casual-
ties, including dead, wounded or cap-
tured, in the fighting yesterday, but they
provided no estimate of their own casu-
alties and their report could not be inde-
pendently confirmed.
KDP officials, who earlier had spo-
ken of wanting to capture a key dam in
the east, began hinting that their forces
might push on to Sulaymaniyah. the
PUK's remaining stronghold.
U.N. officials and foreign correspon-
dents covering the fighting reported
finding no visible Iraqi army presence
yesterday despite PUK leader Jalal
Talabani's insistence that Iraqi tanks
and artillery were involved. The
reporters said they saw few signs of
serious fighting along the key highway.
but did hear distant artillery.
Iraq claimed it fired antiaircraft
weapons at U.S. and allied aircraft
patrolling "no-fly" zones over its terri-
tory yesterday. The Iraqi fire missed
and the planes fled, the official Iraqi
News Agency said. Iraq made the same



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claim on Friday and Saturday, also say-
ing there were no hits. American pilots
have said they detected no Iraqi
response to their sorties.
In Washington, U.S. officials were
cautious about reports of any large Iraqi
role in the latest fighting. They warned it
would be a mistake for the United States
to intervene in the Kurdish fighting
without establishing that the forces of
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein were
playing a major role.
"We have alwayssaid that we will
not stand idly by when (Saddam) turns
against his people" said Gen. John
Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, on NBC's "Meet the
Press" "What we have to see now is
whether what we are witnessing is one
Kurdish faction engaging in fighting
against another, or to what degree
Saddam Hussein is involved in it."
Shalikashvili said the United States
has a humanitarian interest in the Kurds
living in the "safe haven" in northern
Iraq established by U.S. allies after the
1991 Persian Gulf War. But he said U.S.
interests in southern Iraq, which borders
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. "are much
more sharply defined"

TURKEY -Kurds seize
- zod two key sites

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
DETROIT - Michigan Democrats finalized their party
tickets with less grandeur and only slightly more controversy
than the national delegation did last month.
The party officially nominated its candidates for the state
Board of Education, Michigan State Supreme Court,
University of Michigan regents, Michigan State University
trustees and Wayne State University governors, and gave the
final nod to state candidates for House and Senate at Cobo
Hall yesterday.
The Supreme Court race was the only contested nomination
at the event, which simulated Chicago's convention with a
"low-cost, low-key Levin for Senate" one-balloon drop by U.S.
Sen. Carl Levin and la macarena playing in the auditorium.
State Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor) called the convention
a "morale booster:'
"(The state convention is) an organizational tool to get all the
precinct delegates to get to know the candidates," she said.
- The nominations for -University regents, made by Detroit
Mayor Dennis Archer and Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Grand
Haven), lacked the confrontation and tension of this week-
end's Republican convention. Olivia Maynard of Flint and S.
Martin Taylor of Detroit will face three-term University

Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) and newcomer Michael
Bishop in November for two seats on the board.
Archer, who nominated Taylor, said after the convention that
he is not concerned with the conflicts surrounding the
Republican nominees, but with unifying the Democratic Party.
"I don't even bother to concern myself with that race,"
Archer said.
State Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith (D-Salem Twp.) praised
Maynard, who holds a master's degree in social work from
the University, and said Maynard's record shows a dedication
to student issues and fiscal responsibility.
"She certainly knows how to stretch a dollar," Smith said.
Maynard's "liberal background" will be attractive to stu-
dents, Smith said. "Libby Maynard stood for all of the civil
liberties and believed that they extend to the schoolhouse
door," Smith said.
Maynard said she and Taylor plan to work on campus with
students before the November election, and that they would
be campaigning together occasionally on campus and
throughout the state.
If elected, Taylor would be the only black regent, after the
departure of Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit) in January.
Archer said Taylor would bring "public and private experi-
ence to the (University) Board of Regents.-

Levin supports
education plans

See GOP, Page 7A
Code panelists
experiment in
conflict evaluation

See DEMS, Page 7A

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Teresa Crawford, a graduate student
instructor, says an LSA sophomore
spray-painted the phrase "Teresa and
chemistry suck" on her office door.
.A custodian says he saw the student
anning in a hallway of the Chemistry
Building at 1:10 a.m., and Lee admits
to carrying a pint of rum in the pocket
of her Pittsburgh Steelers jacket.
While this incident of vandalism
never happened, 30 prospective Code
panelists discussed this scenario at a
nine-hour training session Saturday.

described accounts of severe dissent
among panelists.
LSA junior Olga Savic, an outspoken
critic of last year's training and the pan-
elists' attitudes, said she is pleased with
how things are shaping up this year.
"I think some of the attitudes haye
changed in the Office of Student
Conflict Resolution, or at least those
attitudes have become more apparent,"
said Savic, a student panelist. "None of
the Code panelists are here to ruin any-

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
In education, both Democrats and
Republicans are looking for a means to
an end.
Stressing dedication to higher educa-
tion and family values, candidates are
fine-tuning proposals and debating the
merits of different plans all geared to
make higher education more accessible
for Americans,
as the newest
education pack-
age awaits trial
in the U. S.
In a telecon-
ference Friday,
Sen. Carl Levin
(D-Mich.) high- Levin
lighted President
Clinton's latest education proposals.
"Education becomes a much greater
importance as we've been trying to
increase the incomes for working peo-
ple," Levin said.
Two plans proposed by President
Clinton within the last few months tar-
get families and students in several sit-

uations. The first proposal gives stu-
dents a $1,500 tax credit for the first
year of college, renewable for a second
year if the student maintains a B aver-
age and stays off drugs.
The second plan, the Hope
Scholarship fund, has two clauses.
Middle-income families would be eligi-
ble for a $10,000 per year, per family tax
deduction or a $1,500 tax credit for the
first two years of college for each child.
Levin said most families who pay
taxes and send a child to a four-year col-
lege would qualify for the tax deduction,
but that either plan would ensure that
students could afford at least two years
of a community college education.
Romney will "depart from her other
colleagues on higher education,' said
Romney spokesperson Trent Wisecup.
"(Romney's) not opposed to (the
Hope Scholarship)," Wisecup said. "If
she had a preference, she would get a
15-percent income tax cut across the
board, so individuals can decide what
they want to do with the money. She
won't be overtly critical to Clinton's
plan because she understands college
tuition is increasing."
Republican plans are less specific in

one's life. I think we
process constructive."
Vice President for

Using the fictional
incident as a start-
g point, panelists
rformed an in-
depth analysis of
ways to assess a
real-life hearing.
Coordinator Mary
Lou Antieau said

None of the
Code panelists are
here to ruin
anyone's life.

e can make this
Student Affairs
M a u r e e n
Hartford and
Associate Law
Dean Susan
Eklund spoke
at the training
H a r t fo r d
said the
U n i v e r s i t y
needs to be dis-
ciplined in
both intellectu-
al pursuits and
"Our Code of
one element of

this year's orienta-
tion was more
"What we're
doing is going
step-by-step," Antieau said. This year's
training was based on mastering specif-
ic parts of the arbitration process
instead of a more condensed approach,
she said.

- Olga Savic
Code panelist
personal behavior.
Student Conduct is
that," she said.

Eklund advised panelists to be objec-
tive and courteous in their treatment of

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