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CANDIDATES
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Arbor for20yearsandinthe district for
15 years.
"It helps me be more aware of the
ssues here," said Birkette.
Birkette has run for office three
imes previously, including two years
agowhen heranforstate Senaoragainst
Pollack, andfour years ago when heran
orstateRepresentativeagainstBullard.
Birkette ran in both of these earlier

races as a Republican. Birkette said he hold Hash Bash.
considers himself an independent, but Other issues noted by Birkette en-
added, "Many of my views are in line compass quality of life, election re-
with the Democratic party. forms, including non-partisan elec-
"The main points of my campaign lions, and a movement toward "tight-
are choice and privacy," Birkette said. fisted spending."
Birkette has been an advocate for A third candidate, Laracey, has
the legalization of marijuana lived in Ann Arbor for many years,
He is a member of the National since attending the University's law
Organization for Reform of Marijuana schoo l s
Laws, which has won lawsuits against He has also worked for the city of
the University for the last two years to Ann Arbor in various capacities since

1980, and is presently the interim city
treasurer.
Recently Laracey spent a year at the
University of Bucharest in Romania,
where he taught American law and
government.
Education is an issue Laracey said
he feels strongly about.
He said, "We should have a goal of
getting all children toreadand write by
the eighth grade."
Laracey said he believes in a

woman's right to choose in the situa-
tion of an unwanted pregnancy, and
said he also feels health care and fi-
nances are important issues.
Laracey stressed his desire to im-
prove "linkage" between Ann Arbor
and the state government in Lansing.
Candidate Lynn Rivers is a three-
time past president of the Ann Arbor
School Board. She recently attended
law school and worked as a law clerk
for two years.
Like the other candidates, Rivers
is pro-choice and said she could not
force a mother to do anything against
her will.
OntheissueofEngler, Riverssaid,
"He personifies a particular point of
view that I don't agree with," but
added that battling only one legislator
is inadequate.
Rivers said she believes many cur-
rentpoliticalconcemsneedtobesolved
at the state level.
Other issues important to Rivers'
campaign include setting new budget
priorities, providing aid for the men-
tally ill, alleviating environmental
problems, and instituting universal
comprehensive health care systems.

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Cookout for participants following completion of play, Saturday, June 13
Entries close: Thursday, June 11, 1992
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. IMSB
CALL 763-3562 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
VAGINITIS STUDIES
Studies of Candida (yeast) infections of the vagina are being
conducted by Barbara D. Reed, MD, MSPH and colleagues
at the U-M Briarwood Health Center and the U-M Family
Practice Center at Chelsea. These studies are designed to tes
reasons that yeast infection recur in some women, and to test
new treatments for infections.
PROVIDED: Free Visits to the Office
Various Laboratory Tests for Vaginal and
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Treatment for Yeast Infections
WOMEN, AGES 18-65, who have symptoms of vaginal
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FOR INFORMATION please call:
Susan Countryman, Research Assistant 998-7390 (M-Care
Briarwood or 475-1321 Chelsea Family Practice

READ RECYCLING enedtoquitiftheydonotreceivehigher
" yContinued from page 1 w e don't speak for the majority
Garfield said. So far, the company has ofworkers,butthey dospeakforsome,"
DAILY received more than 150 applications. Garfield said.
"People are definitely interested in Although he was unsure how much
CLASSIFIEDS the position," he said. "We're looking recycling company employees in other
for someone with management experi- citiesarepaid,Garfieldsaidtheaverage
__ ence and someone who has worked $8.50 an hour that RAA drivers receive
with recycling before." is low when compared to the wages of
The majority of RAA's problems local garbage collectors.
stem from poor management and lax The city's solid waste commission
R e li g i 0U s bookkeeping practices. However, came up with an alternative proposal
Garfield said the books are nearly that would provide RAA with money
straightened out. for two months, at which point the city
r ic e s "'We've had an accountant for four would solicit bids from other recycling
Simonths and she's whipping the books companies. If this proposalhad passed,
back into shape. They are a lot better 15-to-18 RAA processors would lose
than they were even a month ago," their jobs. Several Republican
Garfield said. councilmembers favor this approach.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday night, at the City Council With new equipment, RAA could
1432 W henawnAve working session, several RAA workers potentially startbreakingevenandturn-
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