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Tonight: Mostly clear, low
around 370.
tomorrow: Partly sunny, high
around 58°.

One hundred six years of edi'rial freedom

October 28, 1996

2 pols visit students in dorms

U Democrats speak with students
about issues, importance of
By Jeffrey Kosseff
aily Staff Reporter
While the media spotlight has highlighted candi-
dates for president and U.S. Senate, students in East
Quad and Mosher-Jordan focused yesterday on three
Democratic candidates for local office.
Ann Arbor mayoral candidate Christopher Kolb,
incumbent state Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor) and
3rd Ward city councilmember candidate Jean
Carlberg met with students in forums to inform them
about local issues and stress the importance of vot-
"If you don't vote, then you don't exercise your
ght that people fought and died for," Brater said.
One important item on the candidates' agenda is
local environmental protection.
"When I'm elected mayor, we're going to aggres-

sively clean up our streams that flow into the Huron
River," Kolb said. "It is where we get 80 percent of
our drinking water. If we don't aggressively prevent
that from being polluted, it will affect you and I in
our daily lives."
Students questioned candidates about their stance
on affirmative action.
"I support affirmative action completely," Brater
said. "We still have a long way to go for women and
people of color to obtain equality."
Kolb, a lifetime resident of Ann Arbor and an
SNRE alum, said student volunteers from different
disciplines will be key to his administration if he is
"A lot of you have skills that we could put in place
to better our community," Kolb said. "There is no
reason that we don't have an intern in the mayor's
office researching new public policy to move this
community forward."
The candidates also stressed the importance of
assuring safety on and off campus.
"We are doing a lot to target police into areas that

need them for safety." Carlberg said.
Students said the candidates discussed topics
important to their lives.
"They brought up a lot of issues that will affect us
directly,- said LSA first-year student Jay Augusty.
Some students said they were impressed with the
candidates' speeches and responses to their ques-
"(Brater) is well aware about the environment and
women's issues:" said LSA senior Jennifer Chen. "I
had never really thought about the local elections
very much before. I focused more on the presidential
Campus College Democrats chair Jae Jae Spoon
said that although the local Democratic candidates
are not receiving as much attention and campaign
funding as Clinton and Gore, the whole ticket is
affected by the national election
"People come in to volunteer for Clinton/Gore.
and they could be sent out for Lynn Rivers or Liz
Brater," Spoon said. "It's all helping to get the ticket

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sales up,
stores say
y Prachish Chakravorty
Iily Staff Reporter
All over campus, students are trans-
forming into ghouls and beasts and
their homes are being overwhelmed by
It seems that in Ann Arbor, anything
goes when it comes to costume ideas,
according to students and local
Halloween-related businesses.
"This year there isn't as clear a popu-
lgr item as in the past," said Monica
dd, owner of Fantasy Attic Costumes
n Main Street. However, she added,
some trends stand out.
"We have rented a lot of armor-relat-
ed items (for men)," Ladd said. "All our
knights and Roman gladiators are out.
Ladies go for the saucy and romantical-
ly pretty."
But there are plenty of exceptions to
these rules.
"We have all kinds of costumes that
e kind of bizarre - pumpkins,
aliens, Ladd said. "Some of them I
never thought I'd rent, I rented this
Fantasy Attic also sells costumes and
For frightful fun, students can also
travel to the Briarwood Mall. Spencer
Gifts, a seasonal store, offers
Halloween-related items.
"We sell tons of masks and a lot of
1the funnier costumes," said Jason
ennedy, Spencer's store manager.
Kennedy said that this year, sales are
up, and that the more outrageous cos-
tumes are popular among mainly col-
lege-aged customers.
"We have one that's a blow-up old
lady - you're the baby riding on her
back - tie rest is inflatable," Kennedy
said. "We sold all those."
For those who are more interested in
, eating their own costume, another
tion is Middle Earth on South
University Avenue, which sells acces-
sories such as "face paint, clown noses,
some types of masks (and) party deco-
rative things," said Cynthia Shevel.

Incumbent state Rep. Liz Brater speaks to students at East Quad yesterday about
local issues.
Faulkner up
next for res.

By Jodi S. Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
When the Wolverines easily defeated
the Illini at the beginning of the season.
Larry Faulkner, provost at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, watched the game at
Michigan Stadium.
Today, Faulkner returns for tougher
action --- this time from the Board of
Regents and the general University
As the fourth and final candidate for
the University presidency. Faulkner

munity to sense '"whether the chemistry
between me and those individuals is
going to be right."
He had hoped for meetings with indi-
vidual regents but a recent judgment
against the University bars this type of
private interaction.
All meetings today will be public,
including an interview with the board at
9 a.m. and a town-hall meeting in the
Illinois Chancellor Michael Aiken
saidl he is not surprised to hear that
Faulkner is under consideration for the

will participate
II1 interviews
today, conclud-
ing the week-
long interview
Faulkner has
served as provost
and vice chancel-
lor for academic
affairs at the Big
Ten institution
since 1994. Asc
and later dean
Liberal Arts and

"He's experienced
life at all the ranks,
all the way up. "
- Thomas Conry
Chair of the Illinois faculty's
governing body

Un iversit y 's
top post.
"People are
not surprised
he would be
identified as
someone wtao
would .be
soughlt afteras
the president
of an outstand-
mg( uttversity,:
same time, there
Faulkner as a

Carrie Lignell (right) and Tara Belden consider dressing up as the "Duracell peo-
pie" for Halloween while browsing through Fantasy Attic Costumes yesterday.

owner of Middle Earth.
"We don't really get into full cos-
tumes," Shevel said. She said that this
year, as in the past, masks have sold
"We sell a lot of political masks like
(President) Clinton," Shevel said.
"(Former President) Nixon has always
been popular."
Although time is running short
before Halloween, many students still
have to find a costume.
Michelle Milstein, LSA sophomore.
said she hasn't decided on a costume
but is determined to find one.
"I'm definitely going to go as some-
thing," Milstein said. "It's Halloween."
"I don't know what (I'm wearing)
yet," said Engineering sophomore Bill
Reeves. "I'll probably throw something
"I've got a cape. I'll probably use that
as a focal point," Reeves said.
Kinesiology junior Heather Kabnick
said she has already found her costume

for this year.
"I'm dressing up as Robin from
Batman and Robin," Kabnick said.
"I've seen some other costumes that
were pretty funny, but I couldn't tell
what they were.'
But not everyone is going to be cele-
brating the holiday.
"I can't go to any parties because 1
have to work.' said Mike Wigent, an
LSA sophomore. But Wigent said his
interest in the holiday has declined
with age.y
"I'm not into Halloween too much:,
Wigent said. "I always was when I was
little, but I guess I grew out of it"
Rachel Cascos, an Engineering first-
year student, also thinks that times have
"I just don't have time to think about
it," Cascos said. "As a kid, you had the
whole trick-or-treating thing. which
was cool. As you get older. it loses

chemistry professor
of the College of
Sciences, he is the

Aiken said. "At the
would be regrets."
Aiken described

only candidate with a science back-
"He's experienced life at all the
ranks, all the way up," said lThomas
Conty, chair of the faculty's governing
Faulkner said last week that he looks
forward to meeting with the board and
other members of the University corn-

'visionary" who has been working hard
to develop a "framework for the future"
of the University of Illinois.
Faulkner said his position as proost
forces him to concentrate more on daily
activities, but as president, his focus
vould change.
"A president's immediate focus is not

Clinton to stop atM amu

Veronica Arriola (left) watches as
Nicole Lupke tries on a costume at
Fantasy Attic Costumes yesterday.

U' students make a difference inetroit

1 Make a Difference
Day reaches out to
underrads for help
By Anita Chik
Daily Staff Reporter
Thanks to a new program, University
students are working to make a differ-
ence in Detroit.
On Saturday, close to 45 students
e rved six Detroit sites as a part of
Make A Difference Day, a one-day vol-
unteering opportunity supported by
groups such as Habitat for Humanity,
REACH, Inc., and Motor City Blight
Busters. This year was the first time
sponsors of the program reached out to

Devil's Night - Oct. 30 -- is often
marred by arson, vandalism and vio-
lence throughout the Detroit area.
Besides University students, Make A
Difference Day attracted more than 200
Detroit resideints as volunteers. The
event is a nationwide service program

As the event was Newman's first
exposure to the Detroit neighborhood,
she said her involvement allowed her to
see a kind of life that differs from her

in which volun-
teers help to
clean demol-
ished houses,
visit senior citi-
zens' homes and
finish ongoing
coins true t i on
projects at com-
munity centers.

E Detroi
been negl
Engineering first

"This is a great opportunity to get
hands-on experi-
ence," she said.
t has "Detroit is a
great place to
eced." start. You feel
that you have
- Heidi Savin helped people. I
t-year student all getting a
sense of'
achievement because people are openly
thankful and they appreciate what you

ters. Savin boarded up four deserted
buildings Saturday to prevent people
from starting fires.
"Detroit has been neglected." she
said. "The buildings will be really beau-
tiful if people take care of them. 1
should go down and do what I can."
Melissa Hyman, a first-year graduate
student in the School of Social Work.
went with her husband to board up
homes. Hyman said her day was unique
because she met other students and vol-
unteers froml outside Ann Arbor.
"iavinu all of us down there is
important individually in terms of
opening up your eyes," she said. "It's
important we have our presence down
there to let people know we care."

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
President Clinton's second visit to
Michigan in two weeks is scheduled to
take place..right next door to Ann Arbor.
Clinton will visit Eastern Michigan
University in Ypsilanti, in the district of
Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor), who
is running in a tight race for re-election
this season, campaign officials said
"(Clinton) wants
to - help
Rivers and a stop
in her district will
help her, hopeful-n
ly," said Leslee ^
Fritz, spokesper-
son for the:
M i c h i g a n
Democratic Party.
While prelimi- Clinton
nary arrangements
were being set last week, some expected
the~ I l.,i,->rcityrto, he the deAst1intiir for

Clinton will forgo a campaign rally
and speak to a conference organized by
Microenterprise of Michigan, an orga-
nlization thlat promotes business enter-
prise for women. at EMU's ISowen
Field House. The speech was a "pre-
existing event," said Clinton/Gore cam-
paign spokesperson Craig Sutherland.
There may be an opportunity for stu-
dents to attend the address Wednesday
afternoon, but final scheduling is still III
progress, Sutherland said.
Both Clinton and GO1 presidential
nomiiee Bob Dole have made flequent
visits to Michigan throughout the cam-
paign. Dole last appeared to Michigan
voters during a bus tour last week that
included a stop at the Republican
Governors Association's economic
summit with Michigan Gov. John
"Michigan tends to be a battleground
state. We get to see the major players."
Rivers said.
Rive~rs said that while a presidential

SNRE sophomore Gweneth Newman.


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