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U.S. House hopefuls
debate health care
By Andrew Taylor U.S. House Race
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Many voters compareelection cam- With the Aug. 2 primary closing,
paigning to that obnoxious pink rabbit six candidates are running for the
of television fame - they keep going 13th District U.S. congressional
and going and going. seat. Incumbent Rep. William Ford
However,thisyear'sprimaries,now is not running for re-election.
less than a month away, have failed to DEMOCRATS
energize most voters. U Fulton Eaglin
One race still up for grabs is the U David Geiss
13th District U.S. congressional seat, * Lynn Rivers
which includes much of Washtenaw
county. Six candidates, three Demo- REPUBuCANS
crats and three Republicans, are vying B Dennis Fassett
for their respective party's nomination B John Schall
for the November ballot. U Cynthia Wilbanks
They squaredoffrecently in ahealth
care debate at Gallup Park to prepare
for the Aug. 2 primary election.
The Democrats running are Lynn
Rivers,FultonEaglinandDavidGeiss.
?OUGLAS KANTER/Daily Rivers, a state representative from
Ann Arbor, supports a single-payer TheRepublicanshavethrownthree
health care system in which all revenue hopefuls into the ring as well, Dennis
is given to the federal government for Fassett, John Schall and Cynthia
icy distribution to the localities. Wilbanks.
Eaglin is a Washtenaw County at- Fassett calls himself a "political
torney who rose from the Ypsilanti outsider" who wants to address the
the current ordi- housing projects to graduate from the needs of senior citizens. He is the
al Services. Harvard Law School. He wantsuniver- founder of a cable television consult-
holasRoumelsaid sal coverage except for those few indi- ing firm.
e forthcoming re- viduals who abuse medical coverage Schall was a domestic policy ad-
through drug or alcohol use. viser for President George Bush and
hundreds of inci- Geiss is on leave from his job as chief of staff at the Department of
Gargoyle. Some- administrative assistant and chief of Labor. He said he is opposed to health
hese cases before stafftocurrentU.S. Rep. WilliamFord care reform proposals because most
said. (D-Ypsilanti). Ford's announcement people favor the current system. He
'd the implemen-thathewouldnotseekre-electionledto would rather look to help uninsured
o help the courts, thewindfall of candidates. Geiss hopes individuals rather than institute across
hse attorneys de- for asingle-payerplan similar to Presi- the board reform.
nance infractions dent Clinton's proposals. Wilbanks was an aide to U.S.Reps.
inal penalties. Ford chairs the House Education Carl Pursell of Plymouth and Marvin
on of some misde- and Labor committee, which was in- Esch of Ann Arbor. On health care, she
d idea," Roumel strumental inpassingtheFamilyMedi- said she is against reforms that turn
dentsbelievethey cal Leave Act last year, and works control over to the government. She
acriminalrecord. closely with Clinton on health care addedthathealthcarerationingmay be
reform. required to control costs.

Are we having fun, yet?
Ann Greifrand Dwayne Caldwell enjoy a spinning ride at the Ann Arbor Jaycees carnival on Saturday.

.'U' to examine ordinance poI

By Corey Hill
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
This fall the University will review
its regental ordinance on campus rules
and regulations for issues such as park-
ing, vehicle operation and alcohol con-
sumption.
The current ordinance designates
hese and other activities as criminal
violations where as other jurisdictions
classify similar activities as civil in-
fractions. A 1905 state law allows state
departments and universities to regu-
late conduct and protect their property.
"We realize that the 1905 state law
that we were using is a bit antiquated,"
said University President James J.
Duderstadt.

The ordinance was recently pub-
licly criticized when two members of
the Gargoyle staff were issued misde-
meanor tickets by the Department of
Public Safety for selling back issues of
the magazine last April. An University
ordinance prohibits sales on campus
withoutavendor'spermit.Thecharges
against the staff members were later
dropped by the 15th District Court.
University spokesperson LisaBaker
said the review of the ordinance has
been under consideration for several
months.
"We're waiting until fall so the
administration has input from other
members of the University commu-
nity," Baker said.

A vocal critic of
nance is Student Leg
SLS Attorney Nic
he is pleased with the
evaluation.
"There have been
dents similar to the t
one needs to review t
they go to court," he
Roumel suggeste
tation of a process tc
prosecutors and defe
termine whether ordi
warrant civil or crim
"Decriminalizati
meanors is not a ba
said, notingmany stul
cannotaffordtohave

ennedy to serve on
state financial aid board

E

By Cathy Boguslaski
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
TheUniversity's formerVicePresi-
dent for Government Relations Rich-
Wrd L. Kennedy will soon be part of a
state board that oversees the distribu-
tion of millions of dollars to needy
college students.
Kennedy was appointed to the
MichiganHigherEducationAssistance
Authority by Gov. John Engler. The
authority supervises student support
services all over the state, including
campus-based financial aid, scholar-
Whip and grant programs.
After working at the University
for 38 years, Kennedy resigned last
week. His new position will allow
him to continue working with is-

sues he was concerned with while at
Michigan, said University spokes-
person Lisa Baker.
"RichardKennedy has always been
very involved with students, and stu-
dentlife.Heis somebody people would
come to if they needed help. He really
cares a lot about higher education and
making sure it's accessible and afford-
able," Baker said.
Kennedy will replace former Re-
gent Thomas Roach as theUniversity's
representative on the authority.
Kennedy's term begins immediately,
and will expire May 22, 1998.
In 1991-92, the Michigan Higher
Education Authority distributed about
uted about $79 million to 15,000 stu-
dents in the state of Michigan.

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