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By Retie Pion Their motivatons stem from what they business expenses.
Do you want to spend the next eight
years having the final say in many of the
University's major policy decisions for
no pay and minimal benefits?
Run for the two open seats on the
University Board of Regents.
The job description may not sound to
attractive when measured by dollars or
other tangible benefits, but the four main
contenders for the spots - two
Democrats and two Republicans --
would argue they want the job because it
consider strong ties to the University and
the Ann Arbor community and in the
belief that their visions can improve the
University during the next eight years.
I As regents, the benefits they receive
include many of the privileges students
and faculty members have. All regents
have full library access and they each
have a University e-mail account.
But they also get a University parking
space and permit, which many students
would love to have, hotel accommoda-
tions for University-related business and
reimbursement for University-related
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Who are they?
When Michigan voters go to the polls
next week and are askd to vote for two
regents, they will decide between four
major candidates with fairly different
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor) is
the only incumbent running. Power has
served on the board for 11 years, attend-
ed the University, lives inAnn Arbor with
his family and owns more than 40 news-
papers across the state.
"I've been involved in the University
for 35 years, in one way or another" he
Power said his strength as a candidate
comes in part from his relationship with
the University and the pride he finds in
the role of the University as one of the
single largest contributors to intellectual
exchange in this century.
He said he wouldn't have been able to
start out on his own as a publisher ifit had-
n't been for the University and his post as
editonal director atiThe Michigan Daily in
1960. This, coupled with more than 10
years of service on the board, makes him a
strong candidate, he said.
Candidate David Brandon, a
Republican from Plymouth, Mich., said
that he too is in debt to the University for
giving him the opportunity to act on his
"I could never have gone to the
University of Michigan back in 1970 if I
hadn't gotten an athletic scholarship,"
He said the opportunity to play foot-
ball was the first of many doors his
experiences at the University opened for
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hoods; Smietanka was also responsible
for prosecuting sucessfully one of the
largest street gangs in Chicago.
Jennifer Granholm, a Fieger nominee,
has no federal or statewide experience,
and most of her career comes from the
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. We
need an innovator and a fighter for us at
attorney general, we need John
Now we also must focus on local
issues too, especially the race for U.S.
Congress. Tom Hickey, a local business-
man, is our innovator. He is a fighter for
students and for Ann Arbor. His oppo-
nent is a typical Washington Insider who
fights for herself and union bosses. Time
and time again we elect Lynn Rivers to
congress and what do we have to show for
it? NOTHING! It is time we send a per-
son to go to Washington and give back to
Ann Arbor, Plymouth and the 13th
District, we need TOM HICKEY.
Now, to Ann Arbor. For the last six
years, Ann Arbor has been blessed with
the leadership of our mayor, Ingrid
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that have been and are still the victims of
prejudice. TODAY'S DEMOCRATIC
PARTY supports the freedom of expres-
sion in artistic means, regardless of
whether that expression is palatable to
one cultural taste or another.
This last issue provides a ground of
comparison to glance at a that expression
is palatable to one cultural taste or anoth-
This last issue provides a ground of
comparison to glance at a Republican
policy. To quote from the 1992 CON-
GRESSIONAL QUARTERLY WEEK-
LY REPORT of August 1992, in which
policy makers submitted written stances
on issues, Republicans wrote oftheir pol-
icy toward funding the arts:
"Government has a responsibility to
ensure that it promotes the common
moral values that bind us together as a
All state and local GOP candidates
comprise the "dream team."
Sheldon. She is one of the few city lead-
ers who works with us, the students.
Every year she and members of the
University community hit the streets
looking for ways to improve lighting and
safety so students aren't afraid to walk
around Ann Arbor. She also battles to
have students placed into city govern-
ment, with students on many of our local
boards. Over the past six years Ann
Arbor has moved forward as a communi-
ty, and we need to keep going that direc-
tion. We as an Ann Arbor community
have rejected Chris Kolb once, and we
must do it again.
Finally, we come to the battles for state
House. In the 53rd District (Central
Campus) we have had to live with Liz
Brater for the past 4 years. She isa candi-
date who swims in union money and votes
for the union boss's leftist ideals. Her
opponent, Garret Carlson, a community
Democrats attempt to ensure the
preservation of common morality.
nation. We therefore condemn the use of
public funds to subsidize obscenity and
blasphemy masquerading as art." Look
at the phrase "common moral values"...
it is ignorant and arrogant, intolerant and
hostile. This and other policies are pur-
sued a with headstrong ideology built in
part upon notions of a "common moral"
ground shared by every citizen. This
archaic self-assurance threatens progress
by instituting policy derived from a per-
ception that one belief or moral tendency
is shared by all.
TODAY'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY
does not purport to have its sights fixed
upon a common morality. It does not
speak for anyone- no party can do that.
Rather, a Democratic candidate tries
to ensure the preservation of all common
morality. It does not speak for anyone-
no party can do that.
Rather, a Democratic candidate tries
to ensure the preservation of all credes
and convictions, talents and dreams,
while at the same time working with his
or her own to serve a civic duty. Voting
Democratic does not adhere one to any
ideal but one's own. It makes, instead, a
statement of tolerance and foresight...so
critical two years before the beginning of
a new millennium.
-LSA junior Kelley Boland is presi-
. dent of the campus chapter of College
businessman, father and veteran is run-
ning to reshape our schools, and lower
taxes, especially on college textbooks.
Thankfully, the 52nd District (North
Campus) will seea new leader due to term
limits. A great community leader, Julie
Knight, is running to take the seat. She is
hard-working mother and leader that
Lansing can ill-afford to miss. Ann Arbor
must send the team of Knight and Carlson
to the state House. The Republicans pre-
sent the clear choice in the 1998 election.
The Democrats present the "Extreme
Team" of Fieger, Granholm, Rivers,
Brater, Hansen and Kolb. Let's keep
Michigan moving in the right direction.
Vote for the "Dream Team" of Engler,
Smietanka, Hickey, Sheldon, Carlson and
Knight on Nov. 3.
-Engineering seniorAdam Silver is
president of the campus chapter of
Campaign information online
There are many
sites on the internet
that aid people in
candidates. Here are
This site provides information on bills proposed in the state
Legislature, as well as links to Websites of state House and
The Federal Election Commission's Website provides in-
depth reports on campaign contributions to candidates for
This national Website provides comprehensive information
on all state and federal races.
The Website of this Lansing-based political journal gives a
sample of the magazine's state political commentary.
State Rep. Jessie Dahman (R-Holland) is term4mfted, so she's running for a seat on
University's Board of Regents.
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