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2 challengers face

EMU regents
approve 4-year
faculty contract
The EasternMichigan University
Board of Regents unanimously
approved a four-year contract for facul-
ty last week.
There were no changes made to the
tentative contract agreement made
between the faculty union and universi-
ty last month.
Eastern Michigan spokesman Ward
Mu-llens said the new contract runs
from last month through August 2004.
The agreement was the result of a
weeklong faculty strike, which ended
last month, that extended the summer
vacation for Eastern Michigan students.
The professor strike began Sept. 5
after the American Association of Uni-
versity Professors, the faculty union,
did not agree with the original talks.
The strike ended Sept. I1.
Those on different sides of the debate
argued over control of Intent cgasses,
teacher workload and salary raises.
DePauw blocks
Napster, Scour
DePauw University blocked students
from using Napster and other mp3
Websites like iMesh and Scour from its
computer network last week.
DePauw Director of Computer Oper-
ations Mike Moore said the down-
loaded material was consuming too
much bandwidth and limiting students
from using the computer network for
academic purposes.,
Moore said in a campuswide e-mail
that the university is looking into
options to allow limited use of the
banned sites without interfering with
the overall operations of the network
for academic use. The university plans
to use bandwidth shapers, which allow
computer operations to set priority for
Duke may inform
parents about
underage drinking
Duke University may choose to start
informing parents if their underage
children are caught drinking.
This summer, a federal policy went
into effect permitting colleges to notify
parents when students under the age of
21 violate drug and alcohol laws.
A subcommittee of Duke's Alcohol
Task Force is being formed to examine
this issue and the university's alcohol
policy in the coming months. The cur-
rent alcohol policy at Duke calls for
parental notification when a freshman
violates the rules for the second time.
Iowa State lifts
no-alcohol pledge
during celebration
Interim Iowa State University presi-
dent Richard Seagrave is lifting the no-
alcohol pledge on the university's
Veishea celebration, which has been
alcohol free for the past three years.
The events of the celebration will
remain alcohol-free, but the studentj
government members will not have to
make a pledge this year as in the past.
Last year all students had to take on
the pledge.
Jewish students
at Maryland walk

out of meeting
Members of the University of Mary-
land Jewish Student Union walked out
on a meeting planned by the Muslim
Student Association and the Muslim
Women's Movement on Sunday.
The topic was "Crisis in the Holy
Land." The Muslim Student Associa-
tion invited professional speakers to
attend the event, which offended the
Jewish students. They claimed they
were not permitted to invite outside
speakers, they believed it was a panel
discussion between three Jewish stu- .
dents and three Muslim students.
Compiled bv Dailv StaffReporter
Jodie Kaufnan.

By Jeremy W. Peters
IDaily Staff Reporter
The Ward III race for Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil pits two relatively inexperienced, aspiring
politicians against a three-term incumbent who
says her work isn't finished yet.
"There are things I need to continue to
work on," said Jean Carlberg, a Democrat and
retired high school teacher who is seeking
another two-year term.
Carlberg said she brings experience to the
ticket. "I have been six years on the job, and
even before I was elected I was active in ward
issues," she said.
Her Republican challenger is Gary Vander-
made, a manager at the Georgetown Kroger
store on Packard Street. He said that his man-
agerial experience would translate well into a
seat on the City Council.
"I think that basically business experience
will help me run the city," Vandermade said.
"I think generally, the budget experience I
have and my experience in capital expendi-
tures will help."

Libertarian candidate J.P. Denoyer, who
works for an inventory company, is making
his second run for City Council.
Although he admits he has little experi-
ence, he has been politically active in Ann
Arbor for three years. Specifically, he chaired
the local committee that tried to legalize med-
ical marijuana.
All three candidates say they have very dif-
ferent agendas to implement if elected.
Carlberg said she is very concerned about
ensuring development in the Ann Arbor area
has minimal impact on the environment.
"Stronger environmental regulations with
regard to development is a priority for me,"
she said. "Because I'm on the planning com-
mission a lot of my interests are in building
and how we can maintain natural features
while building"
As a City Council member, Carlberg
recently took part in a study on how to
improve the watershed of Malletts Creek,
which runs through Ward Ill.
Vandermade's approach is more reformist
in nature. "The City Council will study an

issue and study an issue -- spend all sorts of
money - and a year later they'll study it
again," he said. "The lack of decisiveness is
the biggest problem."
He also said he feels there is a lack of rep-
resentation on the council.
"Clearly it seems they have their own per-
sonal agendas. I want to make sure that we
hold people accountable. Now there truly isn't
any accountability," Vandermade said.
Sticking with traditional Libertarian philos-
ophy, Denoyer said one of the first things he
would do as a City Council member would be
to put a medical marijuana initiative on the
ballot. Affordable housing is another issue of
concern, he said.
"I think more houses should be built, and
.we should eliminate all the red tape for the
construction of new units."
Denoyer said that unlike Carlberg, he is not
concerned much with the environmental
impact such construction would have. "What-
ever restrictions we have should should be
limited," he said. "As far as green space goes
or whatever, I think we have enough."


Ward III

Jean J.LP.
Carlberg Denoyer
Democrat Libertarian
Incumbent - Chadenger


Part two of a four-part series on City Council candidates

Who let the dogs out?

Students play presidential
candidates during debate

By James Restivo
Dally Staff Reporter

Although voters nationwide may
not have been watching, third-party
presidential candidates were finally
able to have their views voiced in a
political forum last night in which
University students represented can-
Students portrayed the arguments
of four candidates in a debate to
arouse student interest in the
upcoming presidential election.
The debate, sponsored by MSA
and Voice Your Vote, included stu-
dents speaking for Libertarian Harry
Browne, Republican George W.
Bush, Democrat Al Gore and Green
Party candidate Ralph Nader.
The forum varied the design of
the recent presidential debates. Each
group was given two-minute time
periods to answer questions primari-
ly from the audience and event coor-
dinators. Each group was required to
make a statement about each of -the
issues and the rules stipulated that
rebuttals were prohibited.
The evening started out with open-
ing statements, in which each group
outlined the issues of their candidates
and their own personal viewpoints on
the merit of their platforms.
"Browne wants to break the
chains enslaving us," said Education

"We wanted to make sure students
were involved in the issues."
- Tracey Perrick
Debate coordinator

graduate student Tim Maull, repre-
senting the Libertarian candidate.
Bush supporters focused on using
the presidency to restructure the tax
system, regardless of what party has
the majority in Congress.
"It's not a game of winning or los-
ing, it's about good, quality leader-
ship," said Doug Tietz, an LSA
In contrast, students supporting
Gore based their arguments around
education and the reduction in the
class differences with an "equal day's
pay for an equal day's work" policy,
Gore supporter and Engineering
senior Eric Feldman said.
Similarly, the students speaking
for Nader said education should be
free and that their candidate "fully
supports affirmative action."
Compared to the presidential
debates of anger, voice-raising and
occasional insults, the students yes-
terday stayed civil. The most heated
exchange occurred when the student
speaking for Gore rejected Browne's
idea of eradicating income tax, say-

ing, "That was the most absurd idea
I've ever heard."
Students at the forum said
although the panelists did not
change their minds, the evening
helped them become more aware of
the issues and gave them a chanceyto
hear about two of the third-party
"It was very encouraging that
these issues were discussed i.n a
panel, and students in our age group
came," Engineering freshman Priya
Sehgal said.
Yesterday's debate was part Of a
weeklong forum sponsored by \-Jce
Your Vote designed to help students
make an educated vote at the polls
Nov. 7.
LSA sophomore Tracey Perrick. a
coordinator of the event, said the
evening was focused on educating
students on the issues.
"We wanted to make sure students
were involved in the issues. Perick
said. "We've signed up about 6.00
people and we want to make their
vote count as much as possible"

Mike Hudome, a campaign staffer for Sen. Spence Abraham (R-Mich.),
poses with three bloodhounds outside the state Capitol in Lansing
yesterday. He said he was searching for the accomplishments of Abraham's
challenger, U.S. Rep. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing).
Panel considerS
gg top fcials

LANSING (AP) - A state panel
yesterday began considering whether
to give a pay raise to top elected of i-
cials who received pay hikes of
between 7 percent and 18 percent in
the past two years .
"I think there's a strong feeling
among the legislators they're due for a
decent raise," said Birmingham attor-
ney Robert Webster, who was elected
chairman of the State Officers Com-
pensation Commission.
"They feel we went a little light last
time," he said. "It's always difficult; it's
a sensitive thing."
Other members of the commission
also voiced support for a salary
increase for state lawmakers, who now
earn a base amount of S56,981 a year:
They also get expense allowances of
S10,000, and leaders and appropria-
tions committee chairmen earn more.
"I don't believe we compensate the
Legislature enough,"said commission-
er Lewis Dodak of Birch Run, a for-
mer House speaker.
"We have to compensate. them at a
level we get the best people into the
process," he said.

ie said that term limits make it dif-
ficult to recruit talent for the Legzisla-
"We have a void of young profes-
sionals" now that term limits rules out
lengthy careers in office, Dodak said.
But at least one lawmaker, Rep.
Robert Gosselin (R-Troy), has already
written the commission, urging it hold
the line on salaries for 2001-2002.
"Clearly, the current pay level is not
preventing good people from running
for state office," he wrote.
The commission, appointed by the
governor, meets every two years to set
salary and benefit levels for the gover-
nor, lieutenant governor, lawmakers and
Supreme Court justices.
The Legislature by two-thirds vote
can reject the recommendation, but
can't change it.
The commission's recommendations
have been rejected only once, in 1991,
which froze salaries and expense
allowances for two years.
It must make its recommendation
between Dec. I-Dec. 31. The Legisla-
ture has until Feb. 1'to reject the
report, or it takes effect automatically.

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