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2The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, September 30, 1987
By LEE ANN NECESSARY
The 1988 gubernatorial race heated
up this month, with both the governor
and lieutenant governor sending out
letters criticizing each other's
The campaign committees of
Republican Gov. Jim Martin and
Democratic Lt. Gov. Bob Jordan
both sent out letters focusing on the
other's inadequacies in office.
Jordan's letter questioned the
legitimacy of Martin's trip to the
Caribbean during the N.C. General
Assembly's prolonged session this
summer, while Martin's newsletter
said Jordan has failed to carry out
reforms he proposed in the General
Martin and Jordan have not
Ciomo: worideg oil foreign policy?
By MATT B1VENS
New York Gov. Mario Cuomo first
gained national attention at the 1984
Democratic Convention in San Fran
cisco, when his keynote address
brought delegates cheering to their
Close observers of politics believed
Cuomo would run for the Demo
cratic presidential nomination in
1988, on the strength of his address
and on his ability to win large
majorities of the vote both times he
has run for the office of governor.
But Cuomo flatly denied any
rumors that he would be a candidate
"He's not going to run, and he's
made that very clear," said John
Marino, executive director of the
New York Democratic Party. "He
Officials reflect on Schroeder's withdrawal
By MICHAEL JORDAN
Republicans said Tuesday that
Colorado Rep. Pat Schroeder's
failure to seek the Democratic pres
idential nomination shows weakness
in the Democratic Party, but Demo
crats said it would have little negative
"The Democratic Party appears to
be suffering from a bankruptcy of
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officially declared candidacy for the
gubernatorial race, but both are
expected to file by the January 1988
Although the letters call attention
to each official's failures, both sides
say the letters are factual and not too
"I wouldn't characterize calling Jim
Martin a 'do-nothing governor as
tough," said Ken Eudy, N.C. Demo
cratic Committee executive director.
The basic intent of the Jordan letter
was to contrast Jordan's activist
leadership in the General Assembly
with Martin's inactivity."
John Crumpler, a volunteer for the
Jordan campaign committee, said the
letters intended to convey the differ
ence between Martin and Jordan.
"When we talk about Jim Martin
seems to be living by it (his decision)."
Cuomo decided not to run because
he feels he cannot be an effective
governor of New York if he is also
a presidential contender, said Kath
leen Meehan, a spokeswoman for the
Cuomo, who is now in the Soviet
Union at the invitation of the Russian
Republic, will meet with Soviet
officials to discuss ways to encourage
Soviet businesses to base their oper
ations in New York City, Meehan
Cuomo's trip to the Soviet Union
was perceived by some as an attempt
to improve the governor's reputation
leadership," said Robert Jones,
communications director for the N.C.
Jones said public scandals by the
Democrats and a refusal by some big
name politicians to run prove that the
Democratic leadership is weak.
who have haclrio prior
during the campaign, it will be based
on his record as compared to our
(record)," Crumpler said.
Although it is more important to
tell what Jordan plans to accomplish,
comparison is also relevant,
"Some say we should talk about
Bob Jordan, not Jim Martin," he
said. "But we feel Jordan is the man
for the job. Martin "is not, and we
want to convey that."
The Martin newsletter, sent to
30,000 past contributors and
volunteers, cited Jordan's inability to
force the General Assembly's unof
ficial budget committee to hold public
"The newsletter is a way of con
veying information on what he (the
governor) is doing, what's going on
in foreign policy, which has been
considered a weak point in his
Cuomo's trip was motivated by his
desire to see a different culture, so
he took advantage of the Soviet
invitation, Meehan said.
"It was a learning experience for
him," she said.
Although he will not run in 1988,
the governor will still play a leader
ship role in the Democratic party,
Cuomo has invited each of the
Democratic candidates to New York
for a forum on pertinent campaign
issues. The governor will moderate
the forum, and each candidate will
pick one issue he would like to see
addressed, she said.
The governor will wait until after
the forum before deciding on whether
"I think it was an open race with
Schroeder in the race, and I think
it's still wide open," said Margaret
Lawton, press secretary for the N.C.
Many Democrats are probably
relieved to find Schroeder will not
join the race, said Bob Schmermund,
press secretary for the Republican
. Schmermund said the Democratic
party has suffered in public opinion
because the public perceives it as a
party of special interest groups.
Support of Schroeder from "radical
feminist groups" reinforced that view
and damaged the image the Demo
crats were trying to project, Schmer
mund said. .:;
" - Schroeder" did not campaign as a
women's candidate, but rather to win
the presidency, said Julie Anbender,
deputy press secretary of the Demo
cratic National Convention.
"Obviously, the (Democratic)
Party is disappointed that she is not
running," Anbender said. "She had
a lot of things to offer."
Merle Black, a UNC professor of
political science, said he did not
expect Schroeder's withdrawal to
seriously damage the Democrats'
Schroeder dropped out of the race
when she realized she had very little
chance of winning, said Andrea
Kamp, Schroeder's press secretary.
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and the issues," said Pat Martin,
executive director for Martin's re
election campaign committee.
Martin said Gov. Martin uses the
newsletter to communicate with his
supporters, not as an attempt to raise
funds or test campaign themes.
The early direct-mail tactic, pri
marily used for fund-raising and not
vote-getting, is not uncommon, Eudy
"If you're going to run a campaign,
youVe got to get the money early,"
Referring to the 1984 Helms-Hunt
senatorial race, Eudy said any can
didates in the race would shy away
from name-calling, realizing North
Carolinians' aversion to that kind of
to endorse a candidate, Meehan said.
If he did choose to declare his
candidacy, Cuomo could be seen by
the South as too much of a northern
liberal Democrat, which could be
especially damaging in the Southern
primaries on Super Tuesday, said
UNC History Professor William
But because Cuomo favors many
New Deal-era ideas of social equality,
while being tough on law and order
issues, he appeals to a large consti
tuency, Leuchtenburg said.
Cuomo is a private person, which
makes it difficult to gauge his political
intentions, Leuchtenburg said.
"I think he is probably the toughest
man in public life today thought of
as a presidential candidate to figure
out," he said.
During her Monday afternoon
announcement, Schroeder told about
2,000 people in Denver that she was
unable to run the type of grass roots
campaign she had envisioned.
Schroeder will probably reject any
offer for the vice presidency, Kamp
The remaining candidates issued
statements of respect for Schroeder
after her announcement. Several of
the statements said Schroeder "would
have contributed to the race," but all
seemed to suggest that she could not
Black said it is harder for a woman
to run a presidential campaign than
it is for a man. . : (. - . .-.rT
' But Kamp said the gap was becom-
"The best part of . (Schroeder's) .
summer " has been talking to ' the
college students because the gender
factor doesn't really matter as much
to them," Kamp said.
Kamp said lack of money was not
the primary motivation for Schroeder
to drop from the race.
Schroeder had said at the outset
of her campaign that she would not
run if she did not raise $2 million.
She raised only slightly more than
$800,000 over the summer.
Black said Schroeder was not in
the race long enough to raise the
amount of money needed to finance
a national campaign.
Senate bans Iranian imports
in wake of Persian Gulf war
From Associated PrtM reports
WASHINGTON The Senate
voted 98-0 Tuesday to ban all
Iranian imports into the United
The United States has imported
$500 million to $600 million worth
of products annually from Iran in
recent years, according to the
proposal offered by Senate Minor
ity Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan.
Iranian oil sales to the , United
States are skyrocketing this year.
The Commerce Department
reported Monday that imports of
oil and petroleum products from
Iran went from $498 million in all
of 1986 to $819 million through
July of 1987.
The vote attached the amend
ment to a pending bill authorizing
the Pentagon budget for the fiscal
year which begins Thursday. The
only senators not voting were two
contenders for the Democratic
presidential nomination, Sens.
Albert Gore of Tennessee ' and
Paul Simon of Illinois.
Reagan on Tuesday signed legis
lation reviving the Gramm
Rudman budget-balancing law
and vowed that "the big spenders
in Congress will have a fight on
In a Rose Garden ceremony,
Reagan put his signature to a bill
that would require $23 billion in
deficit reductions in the fiscal year
that begins Thursday, and a
balanced budget by fiscal 1993. It
would cut military and domestic
programs across the board if its
goals are not met.
The President complained bit
terly about the legislation, saying
Congress was seeking to raise
taxes or cut the Pentagon budget
to comply with it. He had no
choice but to sign it, he said,
because it included an urgently
needed increase in the national
Official was offered bribe
WASHINGTON A former
Small Business Administration
official who was instrumental in
Wedtech Corp.'s receipt of $135
million in no-bid Navy contracts
testified Tuesday he was offered
a $12,000 payoff by a middleman
representing the defense
IL Robert Saldivar said he
rejected the offer by Steve Den
i, linger, a former president of the
Jatin American Manufacturers
Association, but never reported it
to any government investigative
Saldivar approved crucial
extensions in 1983 and early 1984
student at N.C State University. "His
credentials should be considered
fairly and objectively, and they have
not been. That's why the lobbying is
Other efforts to block the nomi
nation center on grass roots orga
nizing that takes place at street fairs
across the state, said Margaret Odum,
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Schmidt claims Yale not gay
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Yale
University President Benno
Schmidt has labeled as "drivel" a
newspaper article that depicts Yale
as a "gay school," and a school
officer said Tuesday that homo
sexuals make up only "a minute
fraction" of its population.
Schmidt harshly criticized both
The Wall Street Journal and the
free-lance author of the article in
a letter written to about 40 alumni
and then distributed to about
The Journal's Aug. 4 article was
a first-person essay in the Leisure
& Arts page by Jule Iovine, a 1977
Yale graduate who lives part-time
in New Haven.
In the article, Iovine quotes one
Yale student who said she received
a notice calling one in four Yale
students a gay.
'I'm not saying that Yale is
overrun by gays, which, by the
way, what's wrong with that,"
Auto magnate Ford dies
DETROIT Henry Ford II,
who at age 28 took over and
rescued the auto company
founded by his grandfather, died
Tuesday from pneumonia compli
cations at a hospital bearing the
family name. He was 70.
Ford died at 7:21 a.m. after 2V4
weeks in Henry Ford Hospital,
where heart and kidney problems
complicated pneumonia he con
tracted while traveling recently in
Ford won recognition for his
advocacy of corporate contibu
tions to social progress, for his
backing of Detroit's Renaissance
Center and for his tempestuous
dealings with such corporate
lieutenants as Chrysler Corp.
Chairman Lee Iacocca, whom he
fired as company president in
His successes included recruit
ing a young management team
dubbed the "Whiz Kids" that
returned the company to profit
ability after World War II. He
introduced the successful Mus
tang, but his failures included the
Edsel, a car he named for his father
and which went nowhere.
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coalition comprises representatives
from 50 pro-choice organizations
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members pass out buttons and
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