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2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 11, 1996

NATION/WORLD

Powell stumps for Dole in Ohio

Los Angeles Times
CINCINNATI - Republican presidential candi-
date Bob Dole campaigned in a crucial state yesterday
with retired Gen. Colin Powell - keeping up an elab-
orate game of tease in which Dole repeatedly has hint-
ed that Powell would have a role in his administration,
but has failed to specify a post.
Dole aides often have suggest-
ed that their candidate might soon E SA,
announce a potential Cabinet post
for Powell - Secretary of State is
the one most often mentioned - '
hoping that if Dole did make that
move it would generate some
excitement for the Republican
ticket.a
But so far, nothing has come of
it. Dole likes to say that Powell
would be "one of the stars" of a Dole
Dole administration, but will go
no further.
Powell, for his part, has not seemed all that anxious
to campaign. He has given only one speech - at the
Republican convention in August - and attended
only one event with Dole in the general election cam-
paign so far. Add to that a private breakfast with Dole
at a Watergate Hotel restaurant in Washington last
week, and the result weighs in far lighter than the
desire.
"I am not an active working politician. I have a pri-

vate life. What I have said I would do is support the
senator out at the convention and from time to time
make appearances," Powell told reporters here. "I am
not an active, on-the-road Republican. That was the
choice I made, living my private life. It's a choice that
has worked out good."
A Powell role is "still up in the j
air," said one Dole aide. There has
been "discussion of a role," the aide I a
said, but Powell has not been offered .i
any specific job. a tv
It was no surprise that Dole want-
ed to bring Powell here, for Ohio is politic
an absolute must-win state for the
Republican candidate - one inf
which he currently trails President
Clinton by a margin of between nine
and 14 points, judging by recent
polls.
And Clinton was conceding nothing in the state,
appearing at a rally in Dayton, only 44 miles to the
north, only a few hours after Dole's rally here.
"Here, a little more than a year ago, the leaders of
Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia came together through
American leadership to end the worst bloodshed in
Europe since World War II," Clinton told the crowd
gathered on the chilly, gray afternoon in Old
Montgomery County Courthouse Square in down-
town Dayton.
It was in Dayton that America showed the world

that it is "an indispensable nation" even in the post-
Cold War era "in building a new world of peace and
freedom and prosperity for the 21 st Century," he
said.
"When the world thinks of Dayton now, it thinks

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- Colin Powell
Retired U.S. general

of peace" Clinton said,
adding that "every per-
son from the community
should be very proud of
the role you played in
those accords."
Earlier in the day,
Clinton joined Vice
President Al Gore for a
rally in Knoxville,
Tenn., where Clinton

Debate persists on higher speed limits
WASHINGTON - Since the federal government let states raise highway speed
limits last winter, at least eight states that did so have seen increases in highw~ay
deaths, an Associated Press survey found.
Yet, four other states that raised limits actually saw fatal accidents drop slightl .
The conflicting statistics have led the American Automobile Association and t
government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to caution that it's
too soon to draw firm conclusions. Many states, for instance, have yet to gather
data since raising speed limits.
Many troopers out on the roads, however, echo Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Robert
Flowers, who says he's seeing more damage from high-speed crashes: "It opens
vehicles up. Doors come off, windows come in."
A little more than half the states have increased limits on some highways since
Congress ended the federal cap of 55 miles per hour - 65 mph on rural interstates.
Before the change, highway deaths had been increasing for the previous
three years, highway safety groups note. The increases that have occurred
since might be attributable to bad weather or higher rates of drunkend
ving.
Many officials estimate it could take up to three years to get good data. Yetin
some cases, the increases are startling and are worrying state officials.

lauded Gore's debate
performance and Gore
blasted the Republicans for proposing to cut feder-
al spending on research.
"Last night, it was Al Gore who sacked the quar-
terback," Clinton declared.
As Clinton announced a new $500 million initiative
to spur the creation of the next-generation Internet,
Gore declared that "last night Jack Kemp and I debat-
ed the future. This morning, Bill Clinton and I are
building the future."
Yesterday's trip was Clinton's fifth campaign visit to
Ohio in search of its 21 electoral votes, and he has
scheduled a visit to Cleveland next week.

Voters look to Gore,
Kemp for 2000

'The Washington Post
ANKENY, Iowa - It's not true that
all voters are turned off by presidential
politics. A number of Iowans who gath-
ered here to watch Wednesday night's
vice-presidential
debate are excit-
ed about voting
- in the election
of 2000.
E r v i n .'
Hesterberg, a{
30-year-old
computer con-
sultant, said, "I
think they'll
have a positive Gory
campaign in
four years and
I'm looking forward to that:'
Hesterberg, who will vote reluctantly
for Republican presidential nominee
Bob Dole next month, called Vice
President Al Gore "a statesman" and
Jack Kemp a man who "can excite the
public about his ideas and get people
behind them. ... My opinion of both of

them increased."
By contrast, when Hesterberg was
asked before the debate to describe the
presidential rivals, he labeled President
Clinton "Slick Willie" and Dole "old."
Hesterberg was part of a group of
undecided or not strongly committed
voters assembled by The Washington
Post to watch the vice-presidential
debate in this Des Moines suburb, which
will be overrun with reporters in
February of 2000 when the Iowa caucus-
es kick off another presidential cam-
paign.
Watching the televised debate from
St. Petersburg, Fla., had the ironic
effect of boosting their opinions of the
No. 2 men and, at the same time,
heightening their doubts about the pair
at the top. On secret ballot votes
before and after the debate, there was
only one shift: A Perot supporter
moved to Dole, giving the Republican
a 6-4 advantage.
As is often the case, voters were
caustic in their appraisals of the presi-
dent. Asked to voice their first impres-
sions of Clinton, the Iowans used words
like "untruthful,""no morals,""smooth
talker" and "slick."

Lumber company
faces same-sex
harassment case
BOSTON - The boys-will-be-boys
theory of play may have reached its;
outer limit at a Massachusetts lumber
yard.
There, according to a sexual harass-
ment case before the state's highest1
court, three men say two male supervi-
sors constantly subjected them to
raunchy comments and gestures. The
company argues the case isn't sexual
harassment because all the men
involved are heterosexual.
Same-sex sexual harassment is an
issue courts around the country have
been forced to address, and they have
reached conflicting conclusions that
ultimately may have to be resolved by
the U.S. Supreme Court.
This is the first time the
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
has taken up the issue.
In 1989 and 1990, Leonid
Melynchenko, James Quill and
Stephen LaRochelle, all now in their
U.S. arms Colombia
to fight drug dealers
WASHINGTON - Stepping up its
drug war in Latin America, the United
States is arming Colombia's military
and police to fight a war against leftist
insurgents who also are involved in nar-
cotics.
The Clinton administration is donat-
ing helicopters, observation planes,
patrol boats and other military gear to
Colombia, one of the hemisphere's most
violent countries and the source of 80
percent of the cocaine in the United
States. The U.S. equipment is part of a
S112 million package of anti-drug aid
for Latin America that was announced
last month.
Under law, this equipment is to be
used only for the drug war, but U.S.
officials acknowledge that they can do
little to prevent the supplies from being
used also to fight insurgents in
Columbia.
And at the same time, the United
States is selling Colombia 12
Blackhawk helicopters, equipped
with machine guns, with the explicit

early 30s, worked at a West
Springfield branch of the national
chain 84 Lumber Co. All three eventu-
ally quit.
The men they accused, Richard Raab
and Eliasel Roque, were fired after tA
allegations were raised.
The employees sued the company,
and a state judge awarded each $75,000
in 1993 on the grounds of sexual
harassment.
Racism found in
church arson inquiry
WASHINGTON - The recent burn-
ings of black churches in the So*
reflect an alarming rise in racial ten-
sions in American society, federal civil
rights officials said Wednesday. They
challenged several Southern governors
to meet with them on the issue.
Officials of the U.S. Commission on
Civil Rights, which held community
forums on the church fires in six south-
ern states, said the inquiry has shown
that the string of arsons reflects a deq
er racial problem.

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SUNDAY WORSHIP:
l0a.m- "Whose Image are You?"
6:30p.m.- Dinners-for-Eight at
members' homes
WEDNESDAY:
9-10:15p.m.-Student Gathering
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The Rev. Matthew Lawrence, Chaplain
Sunday, Oct. 7, 5:00pm:
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Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm, Bible Study
at Canterbury House.
Friday Oct. 11, 8:00pm:
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Free admission & and free popcorn.
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THURS.: Issues ofFaith Group-7:00
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Contemporary worship services at
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - In
what could be a worldwide model for
dealing with regional conflicts,
Secretary of State Warren Christopher
yesterday called on Africa's leaders to
deal with their continent's problems Iy
creating a multinational rapid depl
ment force.
The unit would provide peacekeepers
and humanitarian relief for wars and dis-
asters, beginning with the building crisis
of ethnic-based hatreds in Burundi.
Christopher, in a speech to the
Organization of African Unity, formal-
ly proposed the creation of the African
Crisis Response Force. The country is
ready to back the force with as much
as $20 million in fiscal 1997 for tra-
ing and equipment, officials said.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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