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8 -The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, May 18, 1994

5 candidates vie for
Pollack's Senate seat
By Andrew Taylor Smith, who served on the Sot
DAILY STAFF REPORTER Lyon school board for eight yea
The race for the 18th district state criticized Gov. John Engler for rec
Senate seat is heating up as the pri- reforms in the state's property 1
mary draws nearer. structure and school finance syste
Republicans have thrown three "There just isn't a lot of vision
candidates into the ring for the Aug. 2 the governor's plans," Smith sa
primary election, the Democrats two. claiming that Engler has a tenden
Incumbent Lana Pollack (D-Ann Ar- for "wiping out programs with
bor) is running for the U.S. Senate, having replacements."
whichleaves the positionup for grabs. Hostedler said, "It's much bet
Republican James Grapp said, than what we had."
"The governmenthas become toobig, However, Schwartz said, "It
too powerful, and no longer concerned the first step toward reform but its
with the will of the people." not the only step. There will be r
Grapp, a 17-year firefighter and tangible benefits for children in t
former pastor, said that is the key state," Schwartz said. He added t
reason why he entered the race. the reforms need to be continued.
"Rather than try to live within our "We can't raise any more mon
means ... we seem to rely on increas- ... We're going to have to shiftc
ing taxes," Grapp said. priorities in the budgeting proces
Democrat Ken Schwartz, the Schwartz said. "This is a long-te
deputy county treasurer, said he is process. We're not going to be abl
centering his campaign on the call for go out in a year or two and wavy
more open dehate of the issues, and magic wand."
fewer political games in Lansing. Grapp said the way Proposa
e "The Senate doesn't debate issues was put on the ballot last March en
any more," Schwartz said. He main- gized him to seek the seat. If
tains that more public hearings on public had not pass the proposal,
divisive issues is needed. automatic backup plan would h
Alma Wheeler Smith will be been enacted.
Schwartz's opponent in the Demo- "Peoplereally havenovote. Th
cratic primary. She said she feels her the way it works nowadays. Son
experience as acounty commissioner how they circumvent the will ofI
e and an aide in Pollack's office puts people and let them think that's w
s her ahead of the other candidates. they wanted," Grapp said.
"I'm the only candidate with He said though he has not held
r elected experience," Smith said, add- elected office, he feels well suited
p ing that her voting record shows where the Senate."I havea history of put
she stands on the issues. service," Grapp said. "I'm a man
Republican John Hostedler is also principle. Isee a sad lack of it in m
- running. He said his goal is to find people running for public office.
other ways to fund government than Republican candidate Joe Mikt
by raising taxes. was unavailable for comment.

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SAPAC Director Debi Cain and DPS Capt. Jim Smiley on Monday discuss the re
'U' holds forum to discuss

By Ronnie Glassberg
DAILY NEWS EDITOR
Tears, anger and fear.
Those were some of the emotions
expressed at aUniversity forum about
the May 7 murder of Christine
Gailbreath, an Admissions Office
employee.
About 40 people, almost all
women, attended the two-hour pro-
gram in the Michigan Union Mon-
day. Of those at the forum, about 15
were co-workers of Gailbreath in the
Admissions Office.
University Department of Public
Safety Capt. Jim Smiley and the
Sexual Assault Prevention and Aware-
ness Center (SAPAC) Director Debi
Cain addressed the group, along with
counselors from University Counsel-
ing Services.
Smiley said he has weekly meet-

ings with the Ann Arbor Police De-
partment (AAPD), but said DPS is
not actually involved in the case.
"I don't think they have any real
good, strong leads at this time,"Smiley
said. "We don't have them linked to
anything on campus."
Cain said the issue of the serial
rapist is not only related to the Uni-
versity, but to the community as a
whole. "Our focus at this point was
really dealing more with the imme-
diacy," she said.
Many of those attending said they
were fearful of the University's park-
ing structures, but Smiley said crime
in the lots is generally limited to lar-
ceny. The participants also criticized
the media for its coverage of the inci-
dent and questioned a statement in the
Ann Arbor News that profiled the
suspect as having "no social skills."

cent murder of a University employee.
serial rapist
The statement in question cam
verbatim from astatementissued dur
ing apressconferenceby AAPD Chie
Douglas Smith.
DPS and SAPAC offered the fol
lowing recommendations for safety
Be aware of your surrounding
and trust your intuition.
Walk near a curb or down thi
middle of the street when sidewalk
are dark.
Watch for lighted houses o
businesses where you could seek hell
in an emergency.
Vary your usual route.
While the University tried to sup
port those worried about the case
AAPD Sgt. Phil Scheel said the de
partment has received about 200 tip
on the case.
"The tips arereviewedby supervi
sors and then assigned to various ir
vestigators," Scheel said. He sai
AAPD investigates all the tips thati
receives.
Depending on the day, Scheel sai
around 10 to 20 detectives are work
ing on the case.

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BROOKS
Continued from page 1
"I had a long discussion with Mr.
Brooks afterward where he explained
that his intent was not what I thought
it to be at the time (of the arrest),"
Bollinger said yesterday. "He seemed
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was wrong with his behavior. I didn't
think it was necessary to go through
the(legal)proceedings. Arrestinghim
seemed to be penalty enough."
Brooks said DPS, whose officers
arrested him, is demanding that he be
prosecuted. "I spoke to DPS a few
weeks ago and asked them why they
are pursuing this. They said their gen-
eral policy is to prosecute," he said.
Simms rejected a request from
Brooks' lawyer,John A. Shea, todrop
the trespassing charge and try Brook
on the count of failing to identify
himself. "It seems to me that if you
were willing before to dismiss the
trespass case notwithstanding DPS
objection, you can still do that with-
out impairing your ability to proceed
on the second count," Shea wrote to
Simms.
Brooks saidhis arrest and impend-
ing trial have focused attention on thq
future of the Public Interest Office,
which serves as a resource for law
students hound for the public sector.
Incoming DeanLehmanhas indicated
hisdesiretopreservetheoffice, which
was formed early this year.

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