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wrestlers take
12th at NCAAs.
See SPORTSmonday
Page 1.


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Vol. Cl, No.113 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, March 18,1991 The Michigan Daly

War appears
to have settled
1992 elections

Ay Bethany Robertson
Daily Government Reporter
The 1992 elections will be the
first opportunity many college stu-
dents will have to vote for a presi-
dential candidate.
But the way the current politi-
cal scene looks, there might not be
much of a choice when students
actually make it to the polling
ths. ,
Barring a major crisis, several
University political scientists have
said President George Bush has a
lock on the presidency next year.
While Bush is nearly certain to
win the Republican nomination,
George McGovern is the only
Democrat who has announced he
will run, unless a better candidate
"This time of year, you usually
have four, five, or six candidates
tromping all over Iowa and New
,iampshire," Prof. John Kingdon
said. Kingdon noted that the open-
ing New Hampshire primary is less
then a year away, leaving poten-
tial candidates with little time to
establish name recognition.
Although campaigning usually.
begins soon after the previous
election, that process has been de-
layed this past year by the Gulf
War. The political climate is even
worse now for potential Demo-
cratic contenders, as Bush's public
approval polls reach upwards of 90
"I think people will want to re-
ward George Bush for what many
people think was a great accom-
plishment," Prof. Samuel Elder-

sveld said. "The American people
are going through a patriotic, na-
tionalistic frenzy."
Prof. Gregory Markus said Bush
would have been a tough competi-
tor even before the U.S. involve-
ment in the Gulf.
"Prior to the Gulf incident,
Bush would have been difficult to
beat ... and I think that's still the
case," Markus said. "Undoubtedly
that has caused some Democratic
candidates to hold back longer
than they might have under differ-
ent conditions."
College Democrats President
Deborah Goldman agreed that
democratic candidates may be hid-
ing their intentions for a while.
"By announcing your candidacy
earlier, the more you set yourself
up to be in the public eye," Gold-
man said.
While the chances of a Demo-
cratic victory in 1992 appear slim,
a plan is needed in order to rebuild
for the 1996 election. A focus on
domestic policy would be the best
strategy, professors agreed.
"Clearly what a Democrat must
do is shift the attention somehow,"
Kingdon said. The war moved the
public's attention away from the
homefront, so Democrats must now
refocus the public's eye on domes-
tic problems, Kingdon said.
Eldersveld suggested that
Democrats need to come up with a
national plan to deal with issues
such as Medicare, the savings and
loans crisis and campaign finance
"We've got to identify these is-
sues," Eldersveld said. "We've got
to have programs to deal with
As far as individual candidates
are concerned, Sen. Lloyd Bentsen
(D-Texas) appears to be the best
Democrat to face Bush, Markus
See ELECTION, Page 2

icers chew up
Big Red, 2-1
'M' heads to Boston
by Matt Rennie
Daily Hockey Writer
Sometimes you want to go where everybody
knows your name, but sometimes you just want to
keep playing hockey.
The Michigan hockey team isn't going to Boston
this weekend to visit 'Cheers.' The Wolverines al-
ready have social plans with the Terriers from
Boston University - namely, a best-of-three series
for the right to play in the semi-finals of the NCAA
Michigan earned its ticket to Beantown by tak-
ing two out of three games from the Cornell Big
Red. The Maize and Blue captured the decisive
third game of the series last night at Yost Ice Arena
by a 9-3 score.
This is the Wolverines' first tournament appear-
ance since the 1976-77 season, when they captured
their NCAA-record seventh national championship.
The first-round victory is also the biggest moment of
Michigan coach Red Berenson's career.
"It was an emotional thing," Berenson said. "We
put a lot into this season. It would have been a
shame to get to the NCAAs and not make it past
the first round."
However, it looked like Michigan might do just
that after Cornell pulled out a 5-4 overtime victory
Despite the heart-breaking defeat, the Wolver-
ines remained undaunted, and tied the series with a
6-4 victory Saturday.
For more hockey coverage, see SportsMonday

Ted Kramer and Mike Helber celebrate Michigan's seventh goal Sunday night as they beat
the Cornell Big Red 9-3.

County: 'U' must up recycling-
by Gwen Shaffer such as updating mailing lists, or- "We started recycling card- counter). It's not much, but it's a
Daily Staff Reporter dering less, and just keeping a lid board about two years ago and now start."

The Washtenaw County Solid
Waste Plan has called for a 30
percent recovery rate for recycling
by 1995, which would require the
University to capture and recycle
waste at twice the current rate.
"Reduction is the number one
thing to do," said Jenny Cotner, a
University recycling education as-
sistant. "We are trying to go be-
yond recycling and focus on how
to limit the amount of paper you
produce. We are stressing things

on what is obviously going to be
thrown away later."
Jane Reading-Boyd, recycling
operations assistant, said,
"Another thing we are pushing is
for people who design publications
to think about if it will be recy-
clable - like not using glossy pic-
The Michigan Union is trying to
reduce the amount of waste it cre-
ates, especially from the restau-
rants in the MUG.

we capture 80to 95 percent of it,"
said Union maintenance supervisor
Mark Scott.
Scott said there is no place in
the MUG itself to put cardboard
from pizza boxes or glass from
juice bottles, but they are explor-
ing options for these items.
"We're looking at a number of
different things," Scott said. "For
example, instead of using plastic
coffee creamers, using one insu-
lated creamer that sits (on the

Since recycling was introduced
in residence halls in 1989, Univer-
sity recycling programs have ex-
panded, although currently only
about 15 percent of recyclables are
"A lot of people think the Uni-
versity could do more, but we want
to do more right - in an organized
way," Cotner said.
One major obstacle facing the
University's recycling efforts is a

.Group holds teach-in on
women and the Gulf War

by Purvi Shah
Daily Staff Reporter
With the start of the Persian Gulf
War there were quiet prayers. When
the end of the war came, so did the
cries of relief.
However, it was the sound of po-
ems and protest songs which began
Saturday's teach-in about women and
the war in the Gulf.
Connecting the past to the pre-
sent, Natural Resources graduate stu-
dent Natasha Raymond read a poem,
"Desert Storm," by a Japanese
woman who was interned during
World War II.
Raymond expressed concern for
the current treatment of Arab Ameri-
cans. She described a situation in
which an Arab friend had gone for a
job interview in Detroit a month

"They looked at her and said
'What are you?' (After she said she
was of Arab descent) they stepped
back and said 'I'm sorry. There's no
job for you. There's the door,"'
Raymond said.
Nada Dalgamouni, a Jordanian
woman, gave an emotional picture
of life in the Middle East. As a
child, her grandmother had told her,
"'There is going to always be a war.
This land is going to be a land of
She added, however, "We never
thought in a million years that it
would be the war of a video game.
Can we really afford this? This
planet Earth is the only place we
have. Even if I have to live with
nothing, I'd rather have my children
die naturally than at the point of a

gun. They send their children to
school not knowing if their children
will come back. How can you raise a
child? Would you live with that?
This is the way we live as always in
the Middle East."
No one can escape responsibility
for the war, Dalgamouni added. "In
your conscience you have to carry
35,000 to 175,000 people dead in
Iraq," she said. "We don't want the
world to forget that this was not a
clean war. This is not a video
The world should fight battles
against AIDS, drugs, and crime,
Dalgamouni added.
The teach-in emphasized that
both the effects of the war and a need
for education still existed.
See WOMEN, Page 2

Soviets decide future of gov't
ein country-wide referendum

MOSCOW (AP) - Millions of
people voted yesterday in a land-
mark referendum on whether to
preserve the fracturing Soviet
Union. Violence prevented some
people from casting ballots, while
others were lured to the polls with
scarce goods.
+ Hanging in the balance in the

available from the vote, but public
opinion polls indicated it would
pass, giving Gorbachev the popular
mandate he seeks to crack down
on separatists.
He has been pushing for the
referendum since December to by-
pass democratically elected legis-
latures in the republics that he

reflected the fractures.
Hundreds of nationalist Molda-
vians, aided by police, enforced a
local boycott by blocking access
to the seven polling stations the
Red Army set up in the republic's
capital, Kishinev, according to As-
sociated Press correspondent Dan
Petreanu. The nationalists beat up
Pt.n:n Rieein.annin

As part of the GEO rally held Friday afternoon, TAs chalked their demands on the side of the Fleming
Administration Building.
GEO rallies for new contract with 'U'

by Ken Walker
Daily Staff Reporter
In the midst of negotiating a
new contract with the Univer-
sity the Gradarnte Emnlnvees

ward the torch of knowledge."
"We're here to tell the ad-
ministration in that building over
there that we have a union."

about they really seem to be tak-
ing their time responding to our
The University has agreed to


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