The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 16, 1996, Page 2, Image 2

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    Me blasts Gmtan in final campaign move
With three weeks
until the election, the
GOP challenger takes a
more negative tone.
-SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Dole
delivered a blistering attack on Presi
dent Clinton’s character Tuesday, ac
cusing him of presiding over one of the
most unethical administrations in the
nation’s history.
“No administration has been more
self-righteous,” Dole said in a luncheon
speech that was designed to be a pre
view of a tougher debate stance al
Wednesday's final presidential debate.
“But few administrations have been
more self-serving,” he said. “No ad
ministration has shown more arro
gance. But few have displayed more
ethical failures.”
Dole cited “an integrity gap” in the
Clinton administration “between the
low standards they have adopted and
the high honor that they hold. A gap
between their swagger and their pub
lic scandals.”
Dole acknowledged polls showing
him to be trailing Clinton, with just
three weeks to go to the election.
“If the polls are to be believed,
some voters seem ready to support Bill
Clinton, even though they believe he
is unethical,” Dole said.
The assault represents a decision
urged on Dole by his senior advisers
for some time, to go negative in a last
ditch bid to gain some movement in a
race in which Dole has been trailing
Clinton by double-digit margins since
Dole had seemed ambivalent about
taking such a route, even to the point
where he has been asking audiences
over the past few days whether they
thought he should be tougher on
Clinton in Wednesday’s debate.
But the former Senate majority
leader appeared Tuesday to be pulling
no punches.
“We have seen more than 30
Clinton officials investigated, fired, or
forced to resign due to ethical impro
prieties,” said the GOP challenger. “We
have seen four independent counsels
at work, three investigating members
of the Cabinet, and one looking at the
president himself.”
In his remarks, Dole rattled off a
catalogue of alleged ethical lapses by
the administration, beginning with the
1993 firing of White House Travel
Office veterans to the current dispute
over links to Asian businessmen and
their contributions to Democrats.
He also cited Clinton’s Whitewater
dealings and the gathering of hundreds
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iVo administration has shown more arro
gance. But few have displayed more ethi
cal failures ”
Bob Dole
on President Clinton’s administration
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of sensitive FBI files by White House
“We cannot say that we want in
tegrity in public life and then reward
its absence,” he said.
Dole arrived in California cm Mon
day to prep for Wednesday’s debate
and campaign for the state’s 54 elec
toral votes.
Dole campaign officials, buoyed by
polls showing Clinton’s lead down to
about 10 points here, say they have
decided to pour additional resources
into the state in a high-risk strategy that
could result in less time being spent in
other battleground states.
Clinton, in New Mexico for his own
debate preparation, shrugged off such
Republican attacks. “It’s election I
time,” Clinton said.
Court orders retrial
of former Nazi officer
ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court today
ordered the retrial of a former Nazi officer who
was acquitted of acting with premeditation and
cruelty in the World War II slaying of335 civil
The Court of Cassation accepted a challenge
by lawyers for relatives of the victims that the
judge in the military trial was biased in favor of
83-year-old Erich Priebke.
On Aug. 1, a military court convicted the 83
year-old Priebke of involvement in the 1944
massacre in Nazi-occupied Rome, but it acquit
ted him of acting with premeditation and cru
elty. Prosecutors needed a conviction on those
charges to get around Italy’s 30-year statute of
limitation on murder.
Priebke was immediately re-arrested after the
verdict following an extradition request from
Germany. He remains jailed in Rome.
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Jeff Randall
Opinion Editor: Anne Hjersman
AP Wire Editor: KeHy Johnson
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The following event was inadvertantly left out of this
week’s calendar.
Friday, Oct. 18
20th Annual Delta Sigma Pi Spina Bifida Charity
Volleyrall/Basketball Tournament
Play begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. and continues Saturday.
.Sapp Recreation Center, UNL city campus
Cost: $35.00 per team
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