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No Bull comes in second
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for us, that means they see us as the future for
ASUN,” he said.
Westering said No Bull wouldn’t change their
“We have no major changes, we’ve run a good
campaign,” Westering said.
“We’ll just roll with the punches.”
But the hard work wouldn’t start until tomor
row, Mixan said.
Tonight was for rallying the troops.
“We’re just going to take our minds off it
tonight, celebrate and start again tomorrow morn
ing, * Mixan said.
Mike Echtemacht, a No Bull campaign manag
er, said with five candidates running, a run-off was
expected and also prepared for.
Echtemacht said No Bull had carefully budget
ed its money and people so those working on the
campaign wouldn’t get burnt out
“We’ve put in tons of work, but we haven’t
pushed the party to do much in preparation for
this, so we aren't drained,” Echtemacht said.
As Mixan read off die ASUN senate results, he
encouraged those who did not win to vindicate
their loss by working hard for the party in the next
“It’s been a tough night for a lot of people, and a
good night for others,” he said.
Campaign manager Julie Boyer said now the
party would just be focusing on their weaknesses.
"We’re going to be working on getting the same
people who voted today to vote again on the same
things,” Boyer said.
Mixan said he thought students voted because
they like his ideas of changing the dead-week poli
cy and encouraging a new web-based e-mail sys
Jon Simons, a junior business major, said stu
dents would vote again because No Bull’s platform
encompassed a lot of things students cared about
“There was no B.S., they say what we want to
hear,” Simons said.
Supporter Jennie Nitschke, a senior marketing
major, said students voted for No Bull because
they were tired of dead week policies, something
No Bull plans to change.
“During dead week, there are no tests but pre
sentations and papers due,” Nitschke said.
Pat West a junior chemical engineering major,
“During dead week, we all have tests and proj
ects,” West said. “We're too busy to study."
West along with other campaigners, repeated
the idea of their leader and said he and other sup
porters would also be working hard to increase the
12.5 percent voter turnout
“Well do whatever it takes,” West said.
"In next week’s election, one vote could decide
die winner,” he said.
Score! scores big with win
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low exclamation points, hugged each other and
cheered as the election news poured in.
Fuerst announced the election results, reveal
ing that he and running mate Jessica Lopez had
more votes than any other party with a total of886.
But with the No Bull party coining in at a dose
second, both parties face a run-off election
Nick Fitch, Score! second vice-presidential
candidate who also won, said he was ecstatic that
Fuerst and Lopez were in the lead.
"When I saw that Nathan and Jessica had the
most votes, that was the happiest news that I’ve
heard in a long time,” he said.
Lopez, first-vice presidential candidate, said
she didn’t need a crystal ball to predict a runoff.
"With five parties you have to anticipate a
runoff,” she said. “That was our big thing, was get
ting into the runoff.”
But Lopez said she doesn’t know what the
future holds for the Score! party.
*1 think that it’s really anybody’s game right
now,” she said. *It was so dose.”
Lopez said both Score! and No Bull have a busy
week in front of them.
“Tm sure both parties will be campaigning very
hard to get people out to vote,’ she said.
Fitch said even though he won as second vice
president, he plans to help Fuerst and Lopez win
die run-off election.
“We’ve got another week of hard work but I'm
very, very excited,” he said.
Fuerst said an important element to the cam
paign will be getting everyone to go out and vote
again next week.
The campaign trail thus far has been smooth
one, Fuerst said.
- “ft was a great election,” he said. “It’s been
nothing but a positive experience.”
Fuerst said he was up against quality candi
“I really want to make sure that all the parties
know that I appreciate their ideas and their value
as great candidates,” he said.
Lopez said she didn’t loose sight of what really
mattered in this election.
“I had a lot of friends in the other parties,” she
said. “I didn't want to loose friends over this.”
Fuerst said he plans to include some of the
ideas of the presidential candidates who didn’t
make it into die run off into his campaign.
“We want to make sure that there’s no idea left
behind from die parties that aren't in the campaign
U.S. Navy's No.2 official
travels to Japan to apologize
UWAIIMA, Japan - The
Navy's No. 2 officer completed a
round of apologies on behalf of
President Bush on Thursday,
expressing "profound sorrow”
to the families and classmates of
four students presumed dead
after a U.S. submarine sank
their training ship.
The four 17-year-old boys
are among nine people lost at
sea after the USS Greeneville
lammed their ship while surfac
ing on Feb. 9 off the Hawaiian
island of Oahu. The ship, which
sank within minutes, is operat
ed by a high school for aspiring
sailors in this small fishing vil
"I was sent by President
Bush to be his personal repre
sentative and to convey his
apologies and prbfound sor
row,” Adm. William Fallon said
after a closed-door meeting
with the families and dozens of
The visit by Fallon comes at
an emotional moment
Thursday was graduation
day for about 50 of the school’s
200 students. Wearing dark blue
jackets and huddling under
umbrellas, they arrived at
school in twos and threes, greet
ed outside by teachers while
about 20 cameramen and
reporters looked on. Some of
die girls carried flowers.
Fallon's sweep through
Japan and the ubiquitous apolo
gies recently by American offi
cials have been well received,
and appear to be calming anger
over the accident and
Washington's initial failure to
release the information that
civilians were at the sub's con
trols when it occurred.
After their meeting, school
principal Ietaka Horita said he
thanked Fallon for his “sincere
efforts." Horita added he
believes the United States is a
nation that "cherishes justice,
values, human rights and
"I think it's important that
somebody dose to the president
apologized to the families in
person," saidTomomi Mizuno, a
16-year-old freshman. “There’s
been a lot of misunderstanding
on both sides, and I think it’s
good there was finally some
Over the past two days in
Tokyo, Fallon apologized on
behalf of Bush to Prime Minister
Yoshiro Mori and other political
leaders and met with some fam
ilies of the lost nine. He called on
the local governor Thursday
morning before coming to this
village about 430 miles south
west of Tokyo.
The families got the apology
they wanted most on
Wednesday, when Cmdr. Scott
Waddle visited Japan’s consulate
in Honolulu and hand-delivered
his written apologies to them.
Waddle, who according to
reports here was bom on a mili
tary base in Japan, cried as he
handed over the letters.
“I think they’ve apologized
enough,* said Tokitatsu
Miyashita, directing traffic at a
construction site near the
Families of those presumed
dead - the four students, two
teachers and three crew mem
bers - have repeatedly demand
ed the boat, the Ehime Mam, be
salvaged and the bodies recov
Fallon said the possibility of
raising the boat was being eval
reflects the crucial importance
it attaches to its security alliance
About 50,000 U.S. troops are
stationed here, including the
largest contingent of Marines
outside the United States. The
United States maintains several
major Air Force bases in Japan,
and the home port of the Navy’s
Seventh Fleet is just south of "
Though strongjy supported
by both Washington and Tokyo,
the troops’ presence is often a
source of friction, particularly
on the small southern island of
Okinawa, where roughly half the
troops are based.
Well keep you up-to-date on the
ASUN run-off elections
Students mixed on
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“Unless (ASUN) control Parking Services or tuition bills, which
they don't, I don’t care," senior mechanical engineering major David
Dijaksaid. “I’ve been here six years, and I’ve voted five years in a row.
They've never done anything.”
Philip Romohr, a sophomore economics major, was equally dis
enchanted with student government
“Voting for ASUN is nearly pointless. Don’t get me wrong, I feel
very strongly that voting for actual
political offices is extremely
important,” Romohr said. “My per
ceptions of ASUN have been that
parties choose topics for their plat
form only because students feel
Tve had extensive
strongly about the topic, and not students on camniiS
because they feel something can " , * camPus*
feasibly be accomplished,” and theyve given me
Romohr said he thought par- q lot of insight On past
ties pick campaign issues based A \ w af
solely on voter appeal, not because aeCISlOnS, 1
they have researched the topic. He feel that the
saMhe would not vote in the dec- ccmdidate , did vote
some voters, though, were for is going to make a
convinced a worthwhile party was difference as nnnnced
on the ballot Austin VanDusen, a opposea
freshman biology major, said even tO past ASUN
though he has no experience vot
ing in ASUN elections, he learned
about past student government
actions through older students. _
“I’ve had extensive conversa
tions with older, respectable stu
Austin Van Dusen
dents on campus, and they’ve given me a lot of insight on past ASUN
decisions,” Van Dusen said. “I feel that the candidate I did vote for is
going to make a difference, as opposed to past ASUN presidents.”
Current ASUN President Joel Schafer stressed the influence stu
dent government actually has on the university.
“I think that student government really is important, especially
the president, and especially with the representation on the (Board
of) Regents,” Schafer said. “I think some real tough issues are coming
As part of the ASUN ballot, students
were asked whether they wanted
their student fees to support certain
services and organizations. Students
approved the use of their fees for
all services and organizations.
Arts I Sciences
Rm & Performing Aits
Laurie Hilgenkamp 54
Brad Robertson 157
Kyle Arganbright 134
Adam Wacker 238 98.34%
Agriculture-Animal Science (elect two)
Travis Wolf 198 49.37%
Megan Becher 194 48.37%
Zach Kippenbrock 67 27.34%
Agriculture-Hat Resources (elect two)
Sean Sutherland 228 89.06%
Social Sciences (elect three)
Jame&Meuret 456 31.60%
Eric E. Martin 456 31.60%
Jen Heim 491 34.02%
Humanities (elect three)
Julie Hodgson * 475 48.46%
Caroline Stephenson 412 42.04%
Sciences (electthree) L
tiffany Peterson 484 48.06%
Matthew Beerman 447 44.36%
Business-Soph (elect two)
Veronica Iniow 335 49.77%
Michael Sukraw 311 46.21%
Business-Junior (elect two)
Chip Emanuel 221 28.55%
Ben Neumann 235 30.36%
Business-Senior (elect two)
Emily Stuckey 354 50.35%
Andrew Dick 333 47.36%
Textiles, Clothing A Design
Rachelle Moody 29 52.72%
Michelle Naslund 34 55.73%
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