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August 14, 1996

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Republicans rally for Dole

Katie Wang ; N
]y News Editor
SAN DIEGO,
Calif. - The I
(Grand Old Party
kicked off its
1996 Convention
in grand fashion
Monday, with a DIEO
ectacle of bal- onE T f o
ons, fireworks,
id an impressive slate of speakers on
first night, thus marking the formal
start of former Kansas Senator Bob
Dole's bid for presidency.
Last night delegates retreated to
another night of excitement with strong
speeches delivered by keynote speaker
Susan Molinari (R-NY) and Speaker of
the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).
Rumors and speculation flew about a
possible walkout or silent demonstra-
n in protest of inviting an abortion
rights advocate speaker to address the
Community
service groups
to move into
Pound House
By Michelle Lee Thompson
tXiily Sta Reporter
When the Pound House Children's
C'enter moves to the Towslev Center for
Children on South Forest Avenue later
this month, the building at 1024 Hill
Street will be taken over by the
University's new Center for Learning
through Community Serice.
The new center will house many
cxisting community service groups,
such as Project SERVE, Project
Community and Alternative Break
grotups.
Currently, membership in those
groups totals about 5,000 students and
the CLCS has about eight staff mem-
hers.
The first group to move in will be the
Michigan Neighborhood AmenCorps
Program, which is scheduled to open at
e new location next month.
"Everything will be under one roof,"
said CLCS Assistant Director Mary
Beth Damm.
"The goal is to be able to provide
more structured learning opportunities
related to community service," Damm
said.
See CENTER, Page 9

convention floor.
When Molinari did speak. however,
everyone listened as she shared her
experience of the American Dream and
criticized the Bill Clinton presidency.
"Bill Clinton promises one thing and
he does another. He hopes we will forget
his broken promises ... Americans know
that Bill Clinton promises have the life
span of a Big Mac on Air Force One"
Gingrich made reference to fellow
Georgian and late civil rights leader Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. as he outlined
the republican vision forAmerica today.
"We too have a dream. Our dream is of
a Monday morning when we wake up
and not a single child has been harmed
in America," Gingrich said.
As Republican delegates filed out of
the convention center last night they
were met by angry protesters from the
gay and lesbian community.
"Get out of the hall and into the street
and help fight AIDS," they demanded

of the delegates.
The Republican faithful, however.
responded angrily waving their
Republican ticket placards and shout-
ing "Dole-Kemp."
Party officials had anticipated protests
throughout the convention week.
Party unity and the restoration of the
American dream -- this year's
Republican party platform - have
been the focus of the convention. The
platform is a retreat to many of the
themes that pervaded the Ronald
Reagan era, including tax cuts, family
values, and the war on drugs.
"Balancing the budget while cutting
taxes is a matter of Republican will. 1
have it and I will do it," said Dole at a
welcome rally on Sunday. "One man,
Ronald Reagan really started it all.
We're all thinking of him, God bless
Ronald Reagan. We're going to win the
Reagan revolution once and for all."
Dole surprised and delighted many

la
Presidential candidate Bob Dole discusses campaign issues with others in San
Diego yesterday.
of the party's faithful, when he Bills and San Diego Chargers as his
announced Saturday, in his hometown running mate.
of Russell, Kan., that he had chosen "I think Kemp is going to give the
Jack Kemp, former New York congress- campaign an added boost, said Linda
man and quarterback for the Buffalo See CONVENTION, Page 16
Regents respond to
doctors candidacy

A group of Clinton-Gore supporters follows two Alabama delegates at the
Republican National Convention in San Diego yesterday.
Democrats look forward to
Chicago convention

By Jennifer Harvey
DsiS' \l~aagsg Ne~ s',Edior
Members of the University Board of
Regents said Monday and yesterday
they were pleased to learn that at least
leaders in acade-
mic medicine are
being considered
by the University
for the presiden-
tial post vacated
by James
Duderstadt on
Junie 10.
Regent Daniel
Horning (R- Horning
Grand Haven)
said he is "certainly happy" that Law
School Dean Jeffrey Lehman, who
chairs the Presidential Search advisory
Committee, and his 1 fellow commit-
tee members are apparently following
the advice offered by the regents last
month.
Two medical doctors, E. James
Potchen and M. David Low, have been
approached by the University regarding
the presidency, The Michigan Daily dis-
covered last week in an independent
poll.
Potchen is the chair of radiology at

Michigan State University. Low is the
president of the University of Texas
Health Science Center in Houston,
Texas.
"It's amazing candidates of this
stature will comment so early in the
search process, Horning said. It's cer-
tautly a reflection that a public search
can and scill work.
At the July meeting of the University
Board of Regents, hospital administra-
tion experience was singled out as an
important criterion for the individual
who sill become the texi president.
Regent Sftirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek), co-chair of the Presidential
Search Committee, reminded Lehman
of some of the traits the regents would
prefer to see in the next University pres-
ident.
McFee said the next president should
be an academic with business savvy.
She also said given the downsizing
challenges facing the University
Medical Center, the next president
should have "knowledge of health care
facility management."
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor)
said knowledge of hospital administra-
tion would be a tremendous asset in a
president. He said because the Medical
See SEARCH, Page 2

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Editor in Chief
While Republicans are cheering on
their presidential ticket amid posters
balloons and American flags in San
Diego, Democrats back in Michigan
are preparing to rally in Chicago later
this month.
Still two weeks away, the Democratic
Convention scheduled for the United
center on August 26-29 is the

Democratic Party's chance to cheer,
chant and solidify democratic support
for President Clinton and the party plat-
form.
"When you have an incumbent pres-
ident, the only purpose of a convention
is to serve as a media event to kick off
the fall campaign," said University
Regent Lawrence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield Hills). Deitch said the
See DEMOCRATS, Page 2

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