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13 .Michigan Daily Week Magie-- Thursdayrtober1, 1996 .
The Michigan Ballot ~ -~

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Residents
to cast vote
on killot
questions
By Ereka M. Smith
Daily Staff Reporter
As Michigan voters go to the polls
Tuesday, they will be given a chance to
vote on six separate ballot proposals,
ranging from bear hunting to casinos
and campaign funding.
The proposals call for voters to make
direct votes on laws that govern the
state, and if a majority of Michigan vot-
ers check "yes" or "no" on their ballots
they can rewrite the existing law gov-
erning these issues.
Somepoliticians want tolift the ban on
the Ate of bingo monies to help fund
political campaigns by voting "no" on
Proposal A. Michigan law currently
specifies that bingo proceeds cannot be
used for campaigns. If passed, the pro-
posal would uphold the denial of bingo as
a means for funding political campaigns.
Should perspective judges have at
least five years of experience in law
practice before taking the gavel?
Proposal B would require trial
judges,appeals judgeseand state
Supreme Court justices to meet this
qualification. Currently, the qualifica-

FITZSIMMONS,
Continued from Page 48
"That's not for the rich;' he said. "It
frees up money to invest in the econo-
my. That saves money for people.
We've got to lower taxes on families."
Lowering taxes will jumpstart the
economy, Fitzsimmons said. He said that
boost, coupled with expenditure control
and a balanced budget, will eventually
allow for paying off the national debt.
"We can't just spend all the money
that comes in," Fitzsimmons said. "We
must spend with intelligence.'
His children, grandchildren and
America's youth are his main sources
of motivation for running,
Fitzsimmons said. "I'm in it to fight
for their future," he said. "They don't
have it today."
He said that in addition to improving
the economy, he can help the youth by
fighting for low-cost education.
Because of his devotion to the younger
generation, his commitment to student
loans is very strong, Fitzsimmons said.
He said he would support "no student
loan cuts on any basis.,
"It's the most important thing to do,'
he said. "The kids are our future.
"I'll fight like crazy to increase stu-
dent loans," he said. "I'll also try to
make them more effective by making
them available at a lower cost."
Fitzsimmons said he has a history of
activism and speaking out on issues,
and he's not afraid to cross party lines.
Unlike many Republicans,
Fitzsimmons is pro-choice.
"My bottom line is I support,.a
woman's right to choose',"he said "It's
my position and it's been that way from
the beginning.'

Kennedy, Clinton,
others mark historic
visits to campus

tions for judge include being licensed in
the practice of law, and being under 70
years old prior to accepting the seat.
The Veterans' Trust Fund will appear
on the ballot under Proposal C. The
supporters of the proposal want to
ensure that trust fund monies will only
be used for veterans and their families.
In the past, the state has used the funds
to cover shortfalls in general funds. If
pasted. the proposal will establish the
fund in the state's constitution.
Bear-hunting season and the use of
bait and traps are among the most

debated issues on the ballot. In fact,
there are two different proposals involv-
ing bear hunting.
State law as it stands now allows the
use of bait and traps during bear hunt-
ing season.
Proposal D would prohibit the use of
bait and dogs to hunt bears at anytime.
This proposal would also prohibit bear
hunting during spring hunting season.
Proposal G, also involving bear hunt-
ing season, would grant the Natural
Resource Commission responsibility
for regulating game. The NRC would

be required to use "principles of sound
scientific management" in evaluating
what seasons hunters may take game,
how much game may be taken and how
to minimize human/bear encounters.
Three new gaming casinos would be
established in Detroit if Proposal E
passes. This proposal would allow casi-
no gambling in any Michigan city with
a population of 800,000 or more that is
within 100 miles of another state or
country where casinos are allowed. The
only Michigan city to qualify would be
Detroit.

By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
The University has hosted more
than students and faculty members
through the years.
It has been the pit stop for presi-
dential hopefuls and the pulpit for
former presidents, including current
incumbent Bill
Clinton in a
1992 visit. It is13t
One of the
most famous for us in I
visits occurred
early one decade, b
Friday morn-
ing in 1960, J U IIf.
and the presi-
dential candi-
date who visit-
ed campus that
morning never avoid mill
finished his
tenure as the action."
nation's presi-
dent. -- J0
In his in an Oct. 14,
remarks on the o st
steps of the ontese
Michigan
Union, John F. Kennedy challenged
students to help solve America's
problems and stressed that military
force in the Vietnam War could be
decreased, according to the Oct. 14,
1960, issue of The Michigan Daily.

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"It is possible for us in the next
decade, by good judgment, responsi-
bility and great foresight, to avoid
military action," Kennedy said,
according to the article.
In front of a cheering crowd of
about 10,000 University students,
Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts
spoke briefly at
1:40 a.m. Friday,
J ible Oct. 14, 1960.
Despite the
lie next crowd's noisy
requests to talk
V 50more, Kennedy
quickly excused
himself from the
S and Union and said
he was tired.
to "I came here
si t to sleep," said
taryKennedy to the
audience,
according to the
Daily article.
hn F. Kennedy W h e n
1960, speech University alum
s btGerald R. Ford
s ofthe nion became presi-
dent in the wake
of the Watergate scandal, the
University's ties to the White House
became closer.
Ford visited the campus many
times, and a campus library was even
named in his honor.

John F. Kennedy campaigns for the presidency on the steps of the Michigan Union on Oct. 14, 1960.

During the 1974 elction, presiden-
tial candidate Sen. George
McGovern of South Dakota made a
pit stop in Ann Arbor to bolster his
party's Democratic ticket.
But the crowd of 1,500 University
students were not as supportive as
the audience that greeted Kennedy.
They hissed and booed McGovern
for not taking a stand on several
issues, including the aftermath of the
Wounded Knee Indian reservation
incident.
"How am I to interpret those hiss-
es?" McGovern said in a Oct. 12,
1974, Daily article.
Of course, due to the campaign
season, the University and the
Detroit area have seen presidential
candidates as well as other hopefuls
visit. Elizabeth Dole and Hillary
Rodham Clinton have been in
Michigan a good deal in the past

2 vie for county prosecutor spot

By Katie Piona
Daily Staff Reporter
The upcoming election for
Washtenaw County Prosecutor involves
Democratic incumbent Brian Mackie
and Republican challenger Kirk
Tabbey, two men with backgrounds of
experience, but each in his own forte.
Mackie, who has been prosecutor
since 1992, said he has targeted areas
including domestic violence and career
criminals, with an emphasis on combat-
ing criminals that affect people's essen-
tial well-being, such as rapists and sex
offenders.

"I have done all the things I
promised to do," he said. "I am
extremely proud of the staff I have."
Tabbey, who is chief trial attorney for
Jackson County, specializes in high-tech
crimes, with an expertise in such areas
as computer and telecommunications
fraud, embezzlement and trespassing.
"I'm not a politician, but I do know
law enforcement, I do know prosecu-
tion, and I do know criminal justice -
the whole system" said Tabbey, who
received his law degree from Wayne
State University in 1981. "I can run this
office well."

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If re-elected, Mackie said he will
continue in the same basic direction,
while improving his existing divisions
to serve the community, especially
those most vulnerable.
"I'm staying positive," he said.
Mackie, who also received his law
degree from Wayne State University, said
the civil division of his office has been
very efficient. The division helps unwed
parents receive child support and, in the
past, has helped about 6,000 kids, he
said. "We are extremely proud of that."
Tabbey said he has a great deal of
training and knowledge to bring to the
prosecutor's office. He has an extensive
background in computer and telecom-
munications crime investigation and
prosecution.
"I am definitely going to improve the
administration of the office;' Tabbey
said. "I will be more aggressive than
(Mackie) is"'
Tabbey describes Mackie as a "fine
trial attoey" and a "fine individual"
and that Mackie "does a lot of good
work, but he still is not as aggressive as
he could be."
As far as prosecution, Tabbey said he
will not be "timid?'
He claims that Mackie denies a lot of
cases that could be tried, suggesting that
not everyone receives their day in court.
Mackie begs to differ. "No ethical
prosecutor can charge every case that is
brought to our office,' Mackie said.

LIB RARY
Continued from Page 68
Fahrenheit to prevent color photographs
from fading. A room similar to a large
freezer,. only members of the staff are
permitted inside, but archivists can
retrieve photographs for researchers.
As one walks through the main hall
of the library listening to the gentle
whirring of fans, large billboard pic-
tures of former President Ford loom on
many of the walls alongside pho-
tographs of Richard Nixon. One photo-
graph captures a memorable moment in
black and white with Ford watching the
presidential campaign on his television
when the headline, "Ford Wins!" shoots
across the screen. Campaign banners of
red, white and blue dangle from the
ceiling adding a patriotic decor to the
library.
Off one wing on the first floor of the
library. a glass room with a table on
which a model airplane rests can be
seen. This airplane, in a lift-off pose,
was a gift to Ford by the crew of Air
n Force One. At the rear end of the room a
door leading to Ford's presidential office
can be seen. The office, appropriately
with the best view of a garden and a
moving sculpture, is visited by the for-
mer president about one day a year. His
desk and leather chair face opposite of

the door to the office, while simultane- place in Michigan where one can actual-
ously allowing Ford to observe the view ly handle historical documents which in
outside his window, perhaps while itself would make a visit to the library
smoking one of the two pipes resting on worthwhile. It may even be possible to
the desk. find oneself shoulder to shoulder with
Behind Ford's desk are the American the former president himself
and Michigan flags and a painting of
Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
Many gifts as well as photographs are
sprawled across the room.
A delicate blue and white porcelain
vase with intricate drawings of flowers
lies on a shelf near the pictures. and also
near a book with grand pictures of
Buckingham Palace. The vase is a gift
from former Japanese Emperor Hirohito
and the Empress Nagako, whereas the 2050 CommeeMJ AnnArtborMl48103
book was a bicentennial gift from Queen
Elizabeth on her visit to the United States.
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internationally and nationally under
Ford's term;' she said.
The Ford Library may be the only

months, since the state is considered Chair Carrie Friedman, according to an
a key win. Last year Hillary Clinton Oct. 20, 1992, Daily article. "It's the
appeared at Borders Books and whole Ann Arbor community seeing the
Music to sign copies of her book "It next president of the United States,
Takes a Village?' speaking at our university ... This is the
Flanked by Sen. Carl Levin (D- most exciting thing that could happen."
Mich.) and his C l i n t o n
wife Hillary invoked nostalgia
R o d h a m el Campus and asked voters
Clinton, then- to accept the new
Gov. Bill *.W Vit challenges of the
Clinton of times.
Arkansas spoke "T hirty-twn
spoe ~1992 Bill Clinto
four years ago at 1996 Hllary Rodham Cli on years and five
the steps of EiztehDl days ago this
Ra csk h a m evening, John F.
G r a d u a t e Kennedy pro-
School late one October night posed a change for my generation,'
A + crowd of 12,000 supporters Clinton said, according to the article.
greeted Clinton and his family at "This election is about whether you
11:15 p.m. on Oct. 20, 1992. have the courage to change, and to
"People are so enthusiastic," said face the challenge at the end of the
University College Democrats Vice- cold war."
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