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The'Michigoan Ddly--Tueadby, Jun6 2, 1981 ,Pae 8- "
Student running for board
End of high school
marked byelection bid

By MARK GINDIN
Most people do not run for a seat on
the city Board of Education before
graduating from high school. But most
people are not like Pioneer High School
senior David Wolfe.
"The top" is where he says his
political ambitions will take him. Ann
Arbor Rep. Perry Bullard's state
legislature seat may be on the horizon,
said Wolfe, adding that he was im-
pressed by Bullard's ability to co-exist
with others from the opposite end of the
political spectrum.
"I WOULD like to run for city council
in three years," Wolfe said. But he
stressed he will concentrate on each
political step as he comes to it.
With the student council presidency
and several committee positions on
high school and local organizations un-
der his belt, Wolfe is not a newcomer to
the world of politics. He was eighth
grade class vice-president and
president for half the year during ninth
grade, he said. The student council
presidency was his for the entire 11th
grade.
However, the six years on the Student
Advocate School Board (SASB) gave
Wolfe the most political experience, he
said. The SASB - composed of students
city-wide - advises the Ann Arbor
School Board on various policies from a
student point of view.

DRAFT LEGISLATION, school stan-
dardization, and attendance policy
were among the issues Wolfe tackled in
his high school years.
While student council president at
Pioneer, Wolfe organized a "late-in" to
protest the newly tightened attendance
policy. Students went to class late after
hearing various speakers during the
protest. Policies didn't change, "but it
(the late-in) made a point," Wolfe said,
A trustee's casual remark during a
school board meeting triggered Wolfe's
interest in running for office. A trustee
said to him, "You have my vote," Wolfe
said, adding that his decision to run was
finalized after reading about another
high school student on a school board.
THE WOLFE family is Quaker,
which has influenced David since he
was a child, he said. The Quaker
philosophy is to "act on your beliefs,"
said Wolfe, adding that his candidacy
fulfills that tenet.
Public officials should strive to
educate the public, then let it make up
its own mind, said Wolfe.
"I understand the time commitment
involved in the job and I am confident I
will have enough time," said Wolfe,
who will be entering the University as
an LSA freshman next fall.
"I KNOW what is going on in the
issues before the board because I have
See STUDENT, Page 11

DAVID WOLFE TALKS to students in Burns Park Elementary School while
campaigning for a school board seat yesterday. Wolfe, a high school senior,
plans to attend the University next year as an LSA freshman.
Heavy shelling rocks
war-torn Beruit

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Christian-Syrian fighting.
Police said Syrian troops opened up
with mortars, cannons, tank fire and
rockets on four Christian neigh-
borhoods in east Beirut. Christian
militiamen fired back with artillery,
focusing on areas in mostly Moslem
West Beirut, where Syrian troops and
the Lebanese leftist Moslem positions
were set up.
About 22,000 Syrian troops are in
Lebanon to police the truce following
the civil war between Lebanese
Christians and Moslems and
Palestinians who are based in Lebanon.
Lebanese Christians, backed by Israel,
charge the Syrians have become an oc-
cupation army.
ISRAELI PRIME Minister
Menachem Begin, meanwhile, said in
an interview broadcast yesterday' on
Israel Radio, "We don't want war with
I Syria.' We won't attack Syria. But if
Syria attacks, we will give back much
more."
Israel has demanded Syria remove
the missiles and threatened to move
against them if Syria does not. Syria
has refused and - with the backing of
other Arab countries - threatened war
against Israel if it attacks the missiles.
Late yesterday, the Christian
military command issued a statement
vowing it will "continue to severely
respond to the attacks from the op-
posite military positions."
MEANWHILE, IN Belgium, a top
emissary for the Palestine Liberation

Organization was assassinated on his
way to work yesterday by a gunman
who fired six bullets into him at close
range. One police officer called it "the
job of a professional."
The assailant's target, 41-year-old
Naim Khader, was dead when he
arrived at a hospital.
The PLO office in Brussels, open sin-
ce 1973 and amounting to an unofficial
embassy, issued a statement saying:
"This shooting, whose authors are un-
doubtedly none other than Israeli secret
services, adds to the long list of the
numerous Palestinian victims of
Zionist aggression."
A SPOKESMAN for the Israeli Em-
bassy in Belgium responded: "The fact
that they blame us is a routine thing."
The spokesman said Khader had an
image in the Arab world as a moderate,
adding: "This image of moderation has
apparently cost him his life."
Gaston Thorn, president of the Com-
mon Market Commission, said he was
grieved by Khader's death "because I
benefitted from his kind of help to carry
out the mission of the European Council
of Venice last year to make a European
contribution to a peaceful settlement of
the Middle East conflict."
At the Venice meeting, the Common
Market called for the PLO to be in-
volved in Mideast peace talks but stop-
ped short of recognizing it as the sole,
legitimate representative of
Palestinians.

Target practice
This small person peers cautiously from her booth at the Burns Park Elementary
Ice Cream Social held yesterday at the elementary school.

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