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8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 14, 1999

LOCAL/STATE

Forbes speaks
in favor of
school vouchers

Singing in the rain

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) -
Millionaire and presidential hopeful
Steve Forbes went back to school yes-
terday, stumping his education propos-
als to students in his quest to win votes
from their affluent, suburban parents.
In his third visit to Michigan since
March, the Republican's second cam-
paign for the White House made a stop
at East Kentwood High School, where
he told first-year students that educa-
tion is the key to their futures,
He then spent 30 minutes outlining
his education proposals, including his
backing of school vouchers that would
allow parents to use public funds to
send their children to schools of their
choice.
"While here in East Kentwood you
have one of the finest schools in the
Midwest, too many of the schools in
America are not doing the job they
should for young people," he told the
students. "The way you get the reform
we need in schools is to put the power
in the hands of people ... of parents."
He also planned to tour an area
charter school before heading to
Lansing for a reception yesterday night
hosted by the Ingham County
Republican Party.
Forbes ran unsuccessfully for the
GOP presidential nomination in 1996
after spending $30 million of his own
money campaigning. He dropped out of

the 1996 race the week before
Michigan's primary, in which he won 5
percent of the vote.
While still financing his own cam-
paign, Forbes this time around has
placed more emphasis on building
grassroots support. He pledged yester-
day to return to Michigan for cam-
paigning through Feb. 22, the new date
for Michigan's GOP primary.
New Hampshire still holds the
nation's first primary, though Michigan
will be the first, large state to hold its
contest, making its votes perhaps cru-
cial in determining the next GOP can-
didate.
Michigan Gov. John Engler is back-
ing Texas Gov. George W. Bush for the
nomination, though Forbes remains
optimistic his reform-minded message
will win votes here.
In courting conservative leaders
who in 1996 were skeptical of him,
Forbes during the past four years has
hardened his opposition to abortion and
honed his proposal for a flat income
tax.
He pressed those themes yesterday
in his remarks to students and in his
answers to their questions.
When asked about the best way to
end abortion, Forbes told the students
"you have to persuade people to change
their minds," adding that "much more
has to be done with counseling."

JESSICA JOHNSON/Daily
Sparrows hop from puddle to puddle on State Street yesterday as the last remnants of Sunday night's rain dry up. The
weather cleared up in the early morning.
WOLV to expand fall line-up to
include off campus programming

Deadline.
for auto
talks hits
tonight
DETROIT (AP) - This year, it's
hard to tell whether talks between the
United Auto Workers and automakers
are in high gear or park in advance of
tonight's expiration of contracts.
There's little information about pro-
posals, progress or what issues still
need to be decided for contracts affect-
ing 407,000 workers. The UAW hasn't
even said which company will get first
crack at a new contract, and may not
until a deal is reached with either
General Motors Corp. or
DaimlerChrysler AG.
"The UAW can play almost any
game it wants," said retired Michigan
State University labor professor Dale
Brickner. "The process has just
changed dramatically."
Talks resumed yesterday at both
companies after negotiators worked
through the weekend. While lower-
level talks are under way at Ford Motor
Co., the UAW has indicated that talks
with Ford are behind other automakers
due to Ford's plan to spin off its Visteon
parts unit - a move the UAW opposes.
In the past, the union has extended
contracts past the deadline. No exten-
sion has been made yet, but experts
said a strike seems unlikely.
In comparison to past negotiations,
there's much less information available
from either side about the state of nego-
tiations. Neither side discusses the con-
tent of the talks, and leaks have been
sharply reduced.
Brickner said that was likely due to
lessons from last year's UAW strike at
two GM parts plants in Flint, which
lasted 54 days and shut down most of
GM's North American production.
After trading barbs during the strike,
officials from both sides vowed to
improve communications.
"The Flint shutdown reinforced the
need to bargain across the table and not
negotiate a contract in public," he said.
The UAW has also altered the struc-
ture of the talks. In previous negotia-
tions, one company was chosen as the
target, and its contract set the trend in
wages and benefits that other automak-
ers were expected to follow.

woLv
Continued from Page 1
WOLV's new fall lineup includes programming to suit
a variety of interests and expanded coverage of sports
teams.
Beginning its new programming in October, the station
will begin showing live hockey from Yost Ice Arena and
women's basketball games. In addition, WOLV will con-
tinue its run of all live sports commentary shows.
"We have football, men's basketball and ice hockey
shows. The athletes act as co-hosts so that viewers get the
players' perspectives. The shows give good insight into
the games," Salmonowicz said.
This year's programming schedule will also include a
special focus on Ann Arbor news and events.
Although WOLV runs 24 hours a day, students also can

tune into channel 70 for live broadcasting from 10 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
Among the live programs appearing this season are
"The Dish," a call-in show detailing the week in enter-
tainment; "Turned On," a program dealing with sex and
relationships; "The Dating Game;" and "Late Nite With
Jeff Ritter," a talk show featuring active students on cam-
pus, local bands and musicians, and a live audience.
"The show is like Conan O'Brien. We interview cam-
pus versions of celebrities. The interviews are lightheart-
ed, we laugh, it's a good time," host Jeff Ritter said.
WOLV will also be organizing and showing live
Michigan Student Assembly debates between candidates
for the offices of president and vice president this spring.

DOMINICK'S
Continued from Page 1
enue comes from food sales, like it does
here, should be held responsible that all
its underage patrons are not drinking,"
said Dominick's patron and MBA stu-
dent Chris Ellis. "It's not a bar where
you can easily monitor everyone who's
21."
Some Dominick's patrons did not
agree with the suspension of the liquor
license.
"How could they control some-
thing like that?" asked Dominick's
patron and third-year Dental student
Grace Wu.

"It's not their fault. People have a
right to be here, " she said.
Other University students said they
eagerly anticipate the reinstitution of
Dominick's liquor license so they can
have a drink.
"I feel that a 15-day suspensionis an
unjust punishment for an unjust
charge," said LSA senior Sukti Dhital.
Because of the suspension, Devarti
-said he is now patrolling the restaurant
more and carding customers with high-
er frequency.
Dominick's has been in Ann Arbor
for the past 40 years and has been serv-
ing alcohol since the 1970s.

WOLV posts its
tion on being part
www.wolv.org.

MSU
Continued from Page 1
that 4,000 to 4,500 students are
involved in the Greek system, a
number which has remained stable
in the system for the last three to
four years.

Mountz said while it is too soon to
tell whether the number of MSU's
Greek members will change, he said
he does think a self-imposed ban on
parties will probably deter some stu-
dents from joining.
But Mountz cautioned it would
not be a large percentage.

broadcasting schedule and informa-
of a live audience, on its Website,
"Many students join fraternities
for the opportunity to get involved
on campus," Mountz said. "Others
are looking to live with a small
group of people in comparison to the
residence halls."
- The Associated Press con-
tributed to this report.

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