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One hundred t enyears ofed rlial freedom


CLASSIFIED: 764-0557

October 20, 2000


ush makes appeal


young voters

8 GOP candidate speaks to young
workers about retirement savings
and Social Security benefits
By Jeremy W. Peters
ay Staff Reporter
FRASER Reaching out to what he called the
"rising generation," Republican presidential candi-
date George W. Bush wooed young voters yesterday
by promising them more control over their futures if
he were elected.
"You deserve a government of the 21st Century, a
government that reflects your values, community
spirit, your trust in individual choice and ambition,"
he Texas governor told a crowd of about 400 sup-
9orters at a Macomb County auto and aerospace
parts company. "I believe when I take office, we will
reform to give the rising generation real control over
their futures."
Specifically, Bush advocated allowing younger
workers to invest their Social Security funds in the
of Mayes
W Caitlin Nish
ily Staff Reporter

stock market as a key aspect to increased individual
"We will also modernize the system to allow
younger workers to put ... part of their payroll taxes
into personal retirement accounts. This is a new deal
for a new generation, a rising generation of Ameri-
cans" Bush said.
Bush directly
addressed criticism
that his privatization
plan diverts Social
._Security funds out
of the system and
could leave many without a retirement safety net.
"These investments must be sound and
responsible - no high risk speculation. The
money will be available for retirement only," he
Returning to his theme of individual versus gov-
ernmental power, the Texas governor said the people
- not the federal government - would control their
retirement savings.
"You will control it. You can pass it along if you

wish, to your children' he said.
Bush repeatedly used the issue of individual con-
trol over Social Security benefits to draw sharp dis-
tinctions between himself and his opponent, Vice
President Al Gore, who Bush said would bring about
the 4largest expansion of the federal government in
35 years."
in leu of allowsing people to invest Social Security
finds, Gore supports what he calls "Retirement Sav-
ings Plus" accounts, in which individuals could
invest their own money tax-free.
The night before Bush spoke in Fraser, the vice
president warned a group of 5,000 gathered in Flint
that Bush's plans would jeopardize the nation's eco-
nomic prosperity.
"He has promised young workers $1 trillion
from Social Security, and he has promised
seniors that same $1 trillion," Gore said. "When
I asked him last night how he can promise the
same $1 trillion to two groups of people he
wouldn't answer."
"Don't you ever listen to those who say that we
See BUSH, Page 7

Texas Gov. George W. Bush appears on the "Late Show with David Letterman"
yesterday after campaigning in Michigan earlier in the day.

Act oJackkod
By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter

LSA junior Christian Clouston
remembers when he and Shannon
Mayes went ice skating last week and
she asked the
employees work-
ing at the snack
bar what she
would have to do
be allowed to
ve the Zamboni
"She was ready
to get a job there
if she had to,"
Clouston said with Mayes
a smile.
Clouston's memory was one of
many shared by University students
who gathered last night on the Diag to
member a girl they said they will
never forget.
The vigil, organized by the Phi
Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, of
which Mayes was a member, came
four days after the deaths of Mayes,
20, and her 14-year old sister Heather
in a Saginaw Township car accident
near their home.
Mayes, a University junior, and her
sister were killed when a car driven by
20-year-old Christopher Sandoval
Lck the Mayes' van at 2:03 a.m. Sun-
'gay. Police said it appears Sandoval
failed to stop at a flashing red light.
Shannon Mayes had just picked up
her sister after Heather's high school
Homecoming Dance.
More than 50 candles flickered in
the darkness last night as one student
spoke about Mayes and the reason
went home last weekend.
"Friday night we were at the Brown
, and she was just so excited about
going home to help her sister with get-
ting ready for Homecoming," LSA
junior Angela Clock said. "It's a won-
derful memory but it's hard to swal-
Last night's vigil followed Wednes-
day's funeral for Mayes and her sister
in Saginaw. More than 2,000 people
See MAYES, Page 2

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says there are only three
important issues in the upcoming presidential elec-
tion: "The Supreme Court, the Supreme Court, and
the Supreme Court."
Speaking to a group of about 300 students in the
Law Quad yesterday, Jackson stressed that this year's
choice for president of the United States will deter-
mine what views will be represented on the Supreme
Court - specifically those relating to affirmative
"There is something joyous about this occasion
in watching America come alive," Jackson said,
urging University students to vote Nov. 7. "We
must have the most massive voter turnout the
world has ever seen."
Urging students to carefully weigh the merits of
the two candidates, Jackson pushed hard for
Democrat Al Gore while criticizing Republican
candidate George W. Bush for his lack of experi-
"Bush, his resume begins at 45" years old, Jackson
Praising Gore for choosing Joe Lieberman, the
See JACKSON, Page 7

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks yesterday in the Law Quad as part of the Day of Action as Law School Dean Jeffrey Lehman and
others look on.
2,00 mach o Da ofActionl

By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter
With two lawsuits challenging the Universi-
ty's use of race in admissions ready to go to
trial early next year, more than 2,000 students
and other activists fighting for the preserva-
tion of affirmative action crowded the Diag
Jessica Curtin, member of Coalition to
Defend Affirmative Action By Any Means
Necessary, who helped to organize the event,
said this year's National Day of Action for
Affirmative Action is stronger than past years
because students from across the state came
to the University.
About 20 busloads of students from Cass

Tech and Mackenzie high schools in Detroit,
Ann Arbor Huron High School and Michigan
State, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan
and Central Michigan universities and the
University's Flint campus turned out for the
"The national mobilization to Ann Arbor is
meant to set the tone for the affirmative action
trials," Curtin said.
In 1997, the Washington, D.C.-based
Center for Individual Rights, representing
white applicants who were denied admis-
sion to the University's Law School and
College of Literature, Science and the Arts,
filed two lawsuits charging they were
unfairly evaluated because of the use of
race in the admissions process.

The Law School case is set to begin in Jan-
uary and although a start date for the LSA
case has not been set, it is expected to com-
mence early next year.
The 20-minute march through the Diag was
led by Cass Tech's marching band.
As the group made their way back to the
Diag, LSA freshman Adam Dancy, held a
sign that read "Affirmative Action Poisons
"Admissions should be based on merit not
on color of skin," Dancy said.
When the high school students spotted his
sign, they chased Dancy from the West Hall
arch into the Diag and tore his sign.
Cass Tech senior Erica Bell attended the
See RALLY, Page 7

LSA senior Aimee Bingham with son Brandon Pope and
LSA sophomore Ashley Bray take part in National Day
of Action for Affirmative Action yesterday on the Diag.

Michigan Stadiumy
3:30 p.m. tomorrow
Michigan State is on a three-game losing
Istreak, good enough for last plarpe in the
Big Ten. The Spartans would lave to get
their first victory in Michigan Stadium.
Highly touted as freshmen two years ao,
quarterbacks Drew Henson and Ryan VJan .
Dyke will face off for the first tir e in the
annual intrastate rivalry game.

UHS will
not offer
abortion pill
By Krista Gullo
Daily Staff Reporter

' and RU-486
8 The University Health Service will not offer
the abortion pill.
* RU-486 will be available in Michigan by the
end of October.
UHS will provide non-moral based
pregnancy counseling.
decided that they would not prescribe the contro-
versial pill.
U HS Interim Director Robert Winfield said
UHS plans to provide "options counseling" for
students considering taking the drug.
The counseling would be a neutral non-moral
review of the choices an individual has when she
is pregnant. UHS will also refer women to fur-

Reform Party
kept off ballot
By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush
has nothing to fear from Reform Party candidate
Patrick Buchanan -- in Michigan anyway.
Buchanan was denied access to the
*** Michigan ballot this summer because
parties a split in the Reform Party at their
pour CS national convention caused confu-
Part four
in a four part series sion as to whom the true representa-
tives of the party were."The party is


While the Unversity Heaith Service is still
planning on not offering the controversial "abor-
tion pill" RU-486, there are stil local options for
obtaining the drug,
Annroved in Sntember v the Fod and Drug



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