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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 2, 1991
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by Lynne Cohn
and David Rheingold on with a rousing cr
with Andrew Levy Liz!" The atmosph
Daily Staff Reporters phoric surrounding f
ry of "Liz! Liz!
ere was a eu-
for Brater to de-
Ann Arbor has a new mayor.
Councilmember Liz Brater (D-
Third Ward) seized the mayoral
seat, upsetting two-term incumbent
Mayor Gerald Jernigan by a six per-
Brater, who becomes Ann
Arbor's first female mayor, will be
sworn in April 8.
At 9:20 last night, radio and
television reporters were already
projecting Brater's victory, refer-
ring to the former councilmember
as "Mayor B rater."
"I am very, very happy," Brater
said. "I am very grateful to the vot-
ers of Ann Arbor. We obviously
have a lot of work ahead which I'm
looking forward to doing."
At the Democratic victory cele-
bration, supporters cheered Brater
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'It just goes to show
what happens when
together and work
-- Liz B rater
Ann Arbor Mayor-elect
liver her victory speech.
"It just goes to show what hap-
pens when Democrats get together
and work hard," she said.
.Brater won with 10,349 votes,
beating Jernigan, who had 9,060
"I'm surprised that the margin is
this big," Jernigan said. "I am abso-
At the Republicans gathering,
Jernigan gave a moving speech to a
standing ovation from colleagues
"We were real strong," he said.
" I think we've got some things to
be proud of. When we took over, the
city was in debt."
Jernigan vowed that the
Republican party would rebound
from this defeat. "Next year we'll
be ready to suit it up and take city
hall back over," he added.
Jernigan said he does not plan to
run for local or state politics in the
future and is unsure about what to
" I don't know," he said. "We'll
have to let the dust settle on this."
Libertarian candidate David
Raaflaub, although slightly disap-
pointed with his 357 votes, felt
good about the race.
"Our votes increased by 100 per-
cent, at least," he said. "We've got-
ten Liz to take a stance against a city
income tax. I am heartened that she
is willing to include all points of
See BRATER, Page 2
seats, capture majority
Republican Dodge to succeed Martin in Second Ward
by Lynne Cohn
and David Rheingold
with Andrew Levy
Daily Staff Reporters
Democrats have gained tight control
over Ann Arbor's city council by upset-
ting Republican incumbents in the Fourth
and Fifth Wards.
In only two elections a 7-4 Republican
council majority has been reversed to an 8-
3 Democratic advantage.
The Fourth Ward saw the biggest upset
of the day. Democrat Kurt Zimmer beat in-
cumbent Republican Jerry Schleicher by
"I did not go out to be the sacrificial
lamb," Zimmer said, with a smile from ear
to ear. "From day one, I was out to win."
Zimmer is the first Democrat to be
elected to the Fourth Ward since its redis-
tricting one decade ago and only the fourth
Democrat in 40 years.
"It's a disappointment," Schleicher
said. "No question about it. It was a sur-
prise - quite an unusual outcome."
Democrat Robert Eckstein beat incum-
bent Republican Joe Borda in the Fifth
Ward, well-known as a swing ward.
Eckstein won by a slim 65-vote margin -
1.5 percent of the total vote.
"I am very pleased, obviously,"
Eckstein said. "I am very touched by the
outpouring of support not only from the
voters but from the people who worked
for the campaign."
Borda, like many of his Republican
counterparts, expressed surprise about the
outcome. "I thought it was going to be
very close. I didn't expect to lose by 300
votes," Borda said.
As incumbent Republican Terry Martin
stepped down, four new candidates jumped
at the chance to succeed her in Ann Arbor's
Second Ward. Republican Kirk Dodge won
with 1,856 votes, defeating Democrat
Daniel Klimaszewski, 1,438 votes,
Independent-Green Valerie Ackerman, 99
votes, and Emily Salvette, 100 votes.
Dodge, whose only Republican col-
leagues are Ingrid Sheldon (R-Second
Ward) and Mark Ouimet (R-Fourth
Ward), said one of his main concerns is
maintaining unity within the caucus.
"I want to establish teamwork and
form a joint enterprise," he said. "Mark
and Ingrid and I are obviously going to do
Klimaszewski enjoyed the celebrations,
despite his loss.
"We did everything we can do - we
just can't beat the averages. The boundaries
of the districts are what won,"
In the Third Ward, incumbent
Democrat Nelson Meade secured his coun-
cil seat for another two years with a
strong 63 percent majority. He defeated
Republican Robert Barry, Independent-
Green Dalynn Park, and Libertarian David
"Well, I feel pretty good," Meade said.
See COUNCIL, Page 2
Megan Landers, an LSA first-year student, votes at the Union in yesterday's Ann Arbor
TA strike looms
with start of mediation
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Faculty Reporter
As negotiations between the
University and the Graduate
Employees Organization (GEO) en-
ter their first round of mediation
Wednesday, the TA union is ex-
pected to officially endorse a one-
day work stoppage that night.
After three days of voting last
week, GEO members passed a pro-
posal authorizing the steering
committee to approve the work
stoppage for this Thursday by a 3 to
GEO president Chris Roberson
said the steering committee will
not veto the membership's decision.
"The membership gave the go-
ahead. We won't stand in their
way," he said.
Roberson said that during the
work stoppage, TAs would either
cancel class or conduct them outside
the designated room. He added that
he expected more than 300 TAs to
participate in the strike.
However, University spokesper-
son Colleen Dolan-Greene said the
proposed work stoppage is illegal
and that the ultimate responsibility
for any illegal action rests with the
"The (contract) between GEO
and the University has been ex-
tended until Friday. The agreement
specifically states that a work stop-
page is illegal," she said. "The
Union is responsible for the actions
of its members."
The TAs' two-year contract offi-
cially expired March 1 but has been
extended throughout negotiations.
Dolan-Greene added that any ac-
tion taken by the University to rep-
rimand TAs who strike would vary
"Action could depend on what
impact (a strike) has on the
University as a whole. It is up to
departments to observe whether or
not classes were held," she said.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker
said in a letter to faculty members
that if a work stoppage occurs on
Thursday each "unit should develop
a satisfactory plan to cover classes
normally taught by GSTAs."
Whitaker added that "picketing
is a legally protected form of free
speech and no one should interfere
with it. However, picketing is not
permitted inside buildings, nor in
the blockage of buildig entrances
GEG and University bargainers
will meet Wednesday afternoon in
See GEO,Page 2
Getting the final goods -
A man carries four loaves of bread under his arm yesterday at a state food store. Muscovites do their last day
of shopping before price increases which take effect today.
EMU adds anti -discrimination policy to conduct code
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Higher Education Reporter
At its meeting on March 27, the
Board of Regents of Eastern
Michigan University (EMU) passed
sult and it must be judged suffi-
ciently insulting as to provoke
The amendment was drafted in
nrr-nrnnmwih ctnti-laws which
legal actions. We want to be tough
on people who discriminate, but we
need a clear and very precise defini-
tion of discrimination," said EMU
Attornev Kenneth McKanders who
White also said the amendment
was meant to prevent behavior
which will cause violence of any
kind or result in interruption of
classes or other daily operations of
intended to harass, intimidate, or
humiliate the person to whom it's
directed. The action or words must
also be proven to reasonably cause
such person or persons severe emo-
boring bottled up feelings that they
are not allowed to express, the situ-
ation will only be worse."
Howard Simon, director of the
Michigan chapter of the American