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Presidential hopefuls face off
I’ve wanted to be president for a long time,
and the year 2000 is looking like my ■
former vice president *
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) —
Presidential hopefuls courted conser
vative activists Thursday by atjtacking
the early GOP front-runner, George
W. Bush, and “mushy moderates” in
the establishment wing of the party.
“Mealy-mouthed rhetoric and
poll-tested cliches are no substitute
for a muscular, substantive agenda,”
millionaire businessman Steve
Forbes told the Conservative Political
Though he did not mention Bush
by name, Forbes clearly was referring
to the Texas governor and his “com
passionate conservative” ideology.
With Elizabeth Dole and former
vice president, Dan Quayle, consider
ing presidential bids of their own,
Forbes said the fledgling 2000 field
includes names that “sound familiar.
But, my friends, we have been down
that electoral cul-de-sac twice before.
I suggest we try something new for a
change - like winning.”
Forbes was soon joined by other
GOP hopefuls, including former
Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander and
activist Gary Bauer, in drawing the
battle lines between the party’s con
servative and establishment wings.
The sniping, coming a year before
the first primary votes will be cast,
was part of a busy day in GOP poli
Quayle said Thursday night he
will file a formal statement of candi
dacy next week, the first step in his
bid for the presidency.
“I’ve thought about this for a long
time. I’ve wanted to be president for a
long time, and the year 2000 is look
ing like my opportunity,” he said on
CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
Former New York Sen. Alfonse
D’Amato said he doesn’t believe
New York Gov. George Pataki has any
plans to enter the presidential pri
maries, but, D’Amato told an Albany
radio station, “if the leaders stumble
along the way, he could then move to
run for president or certainly be
selected as the vice presidential nom
Alexander, Bauer and Forbes
compared Bush’s “compassionate
conservative” slogan to his father’s
promise to be a “kinder and gentler”
Republican. They want the conserva
tive activists, many of whom are still
angry at President Bush for raising
taxes, to punish the son for the
Bauer didn’t criticize the younger
Bush in his speech, but told reporters
that conservatives “need to know that
the last Bush talked about kinder and
gentler, and that resulted in an elec
tion loss.” 1
Forbes’ rhetoric was the toughest.
“If we allow ourselves to be
seduced by the siren song of these
mushy moderates, make no mistake:
They will take us down to defeat once
again,” he said.
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German shepherds help
cops take bite out of crime
DOGS from page 1
grew up around them,” Simpson said.
“But last year was the first opening
since I joined the force.”
On a daily basis, the K-9 teams
work a shift from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30
a.m. like any other patrol officer, K-9
Officer Tyler Dean said. The night shift
is the prime time for the dogs.
The K-9 teams patrol in a specially
equipped Ford Explorer. The rear pas
senger door is controlled by an elec
tronic opener, so the dogs can be
released from a distance.
A little over a week ago Dean and
his new partner Kimbo conducted their
first successful narcotics search on a
Dean, who has been on the force
for more than five years, was selected
to be a K-9 officer when the position
opened this fall.
“This is something I’ve always
wanted to do,” Dean said.
On Dec. 7 Dean went to Elkhart,
Ind., for two weeks of training with his
new partner. Kimbo.
But for Kimbo, the training started
when he was about eight weeks old in a
Both Kimbo and Unny received
their initial training in Germany before
coming to America, which is why they
respond only to German commands.
But the use of the German lan
guage can also help on the streets of
“If we’re on the street, we don’t
want other people to be able to yell
something out and interfere with the
commands,” Dean said.
Kimbo, whose full name is Kimbo
Vom Hcfchstader Wappen, was pur
chased with an $8,000 donation from
one Lincoln family.
ASUN, Lied budgets
By Kim Sweet
The Committee for Fees Allocation
passed two budgets that were up for
deliberation on Thursday night
The committee voted to pass the
budgets of the Lied Center for
Performing Arts and the Association of
Students of the University of Nebraska.
In his budget presentation on
Tuesday night, Lied Center director
Charles Bethea asked for no increase in
the budget for the next fiscal year.
The budget will give the Lied
Center $99,120 in student fees for the
1999-2000 fiscal year.
The fees are used to subsidize dis
counts for student tickets. University
Program and Facilities Fees fund 90
percent of the subsidy, while the Lied
center funds 10 percent
The programming portion of the
University Program Council’s budget,
which is what the Lied Center falls
under, was tabled until a later date.
CFA voted to pass the ASUN bud
get with a $4,149 increase for 1999
Amy Rol, a member of die subcom
mittee that recommended the fee
increase, said the extra money garnered
by student fees will go to replace money
ASUN used from the contingency
fund. The money was used to hire a staff
member to work full-time in student
legal services, a branch of ASUN.
Fewer crimes committed
on campus in past year
CRIME from page 1
tough to get information on them,”
Bushing said, “especially when they
are reported to crisis centers.”
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Alcohol violations dropped to 54
last year after jumping to 80 in 1997.
Prior to 1997, the highest reported
number in recent years was 13 in 1992.
In 1997, the residence halls imple
mented a tougher policy on alcohol.
Bushing said the policy may have
influenced the number of alcohol vio
lations because people became more
vigilant and reported it more often.
Drug offenses were also down to
14 last year after peaking at 24 in
Overall, University Police were
called for help more often last year.
The number of calls was 49,208 - up
from 43,593 in 1997 - but only 2,472
of those calls resulted in criminal
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