North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
4AThe Daily Tar Heel Friday, September 2, 1988
By AMY WINSLOW
Assistant State and National Editor
Because the race for attorney
general is often overshadowed in state
politics, there is a tendency to vote
solely on party basis or not at all,
but candidates for the North Carolina
post agree the office should remain
an elected one.
"By electing the attorney general,
it ensures the responsibility and
independence of the office," said
Bobby Jenkins, campaign manager
for Democratic incumbent Lacy
In the federal government and
some states, the attorney general is
appointed and expected to follow
orders from the president or gover
nor. North Carolina's attorney
general campaigns and runs on a
ticket separate from the governor or
"I suppose it's pretty Clear in our
state system of government that the
governor is not the attorney general's
boss," said Arnold -Loewy, UNC
professor of law.
' When the voters elect an attorney
general who is not of the same party
as the governor, unnecessary conflict
arises and legislative efforts are
stifled, said Bill Powell, campaign
manager for Republican Sam Wil
son, who is running against Thorn
burg in the November election.
"The attorney general should work
with the governor in recognizing the
governor is chief executive . . . It's
(next to Hardee 's)
Oipen Longer M ours:
Monday-Friday' 8 am-9 pm
atarday 9 km-6 pm ? Sunday 12 pm-6 pm
Open Labor Day
$ Powell said.
Wilson served as legal counsel for
Gov. Jim Martin from 1984 to 1986
until Martin appointed him to his
current job as chairman of the N.C.
"The attorney general owes (the
governor) independent judgment."
said Wilson, "but it doesn't mean the
governor ought to contend with an
attorney general who tries to knife
But Thornburg thinks there's more
to the office of attorney general than
simply being "the governor's man,"
Spokesmen from both headquar
ters say the candidates have been
campaigning busily during the
summer and are making plans for the
height of the campaign season.
Highlighting the Wilson campaign
was a June fund-raising event feat
uring Oliver North, and Thornburg's
annual fund-raiser was held in
Raleigh on Aug. 11.
One area of potential controversy
in the campaign is Wilson's idea for
"drug-free school zones." That policy
would create a 1,000-foot barrier
around school grounds where it
would be considered a far greater
crime to do drugs. '
Wilson has also stood out as a
vocal advocate of capital punishment,
supporting the death penalty for
convicted drug kingpins and crimi
nals who have victimized children or
But Wilson's issues of drug and law
enforcement are rhetorical ideas
rather than possibilities for viable
state programs, Jenkins said.
Brendle's is currently
accepting applications for: .
Part-time & Full-time
BRENDLE'S BENEFITS FOR
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: -
Paid Health, Life, Dental & Disability
Insurance; Paid VacationsHolidays; Profit
Sharing: Length of Service Benefit &
Employee Discount Purchases
APPLY IN PERSON 10 TO 6
1801 Chapel Hill Blvd.
Li.ni,ili,n...-Tur -.ii.n rw.vMtiU I
Bar and Cafe
Pieces $3.50-$ 12.95
220 West Rosemary
I Ly i
-0-' W i n n
u 'i I
f immw I. M . mmmmskK
J u Q 1
VJIIJIT IF YOU DOU'T GET
IIJT0 THE Gf!AD SCHOOL
OF YOUR CHOICE?
Sure, there are other schools. But why
settle? Kaplan helps students raise their
scores and their chances of being admit
ted into their first-choice schools, fact is,
no one has helped students score higher!
STANLEY H. KAPLAN EDUCATIONAL CENTEX LTD. ;
On Campus LSAT classi.'
em at & GRE classes K
start soon. Call Now! ;
- 489-8720 :