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Monday, September 15, 1997
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i -ijr'n'r'm " ""Try" i" 'irr ' '"' "'"'w' w V V W V V V V- N THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1997 5A Amid signs of change, GOP reaching out to minorities The GOP is promoting its "New Majority Council,' charged with recruiting minority candidates. By Scott Shepard Palm Beach Post Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Shortly af-Xet the 1996 presidential campaign, Bob Dole's vice-presidential running mate Jack Kemp quipped that he helped the Republican Party double its support among African-Americans. ;But, as Kemp's tongue-in-cheek remark suggested, a jump fipm 6 percent to 12 percent is not enough to make the GOP a majority parry. :t Likewise, the unsuccessful Dole-Kemp ticket got only 28 percent of the Hispanic vote against President Clinton in 1996, largely as a result of the GOP's anti-immigration rhetoric in such important states as Florida, Texas and California. However, there are an increasing number of signs that the Republican Party recognizes and regrets the error of its ways in dealing with minorities going back three decades. On Tuesday, for instance, the party will announce its latest minority outreach program, the first serious effort at attracting minorities to the GOP since the short chairmanship of the late Lee At-water. "We've got a lot to overcome," Michael Levy, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, acknowledged in an interview Friday. "But we know that we're reaching out to people who share our beliefs . . . and it's time to connect all the dots." The GOP with an obvious eye toward the 1998, and even 2000 election campaigns plans to spend $ 1.2 million over the next year to promote its "New Majority Council," which will be charged not only with recruiting minority candidates but also with getting the GOP message out to minority groups. More importantly, and in contrast to Atwater's largely rhetorical "Big Tent" efforts, the "New Majority Council" will become an institution within the Republican National Committee under the direction of party co-chair Pat Harrison. "We're going to take this a step beyond anything that Lee tried to do," said Levy. But minorities particularly blacks and Hispanics are cautious about the new Republican initiative. "If this is just a PR, marketing effort that doesn't reflect fundamental changes in the way Republicans do business, it's going to be problematic," said Lisa Na- varrete, spokeswoman for the National Council of La Raza. "But it does indicate there's been a lot of reflection and reassessment of where the GOP has been with (minority) communities," she added. Indeed, the GOP's renewed effort to attract minorities comes as Republican congressional leaders are backing off plans to trim some immigration levels. The GOP and its allies also are stepping up efforts to promote school choice as a way to improve urban education. And blacks are showing a lot of interest. But political scientists suggest the GOP faces a major challenge. For one, Republicans are at risk of alienating the Asian-American community in 1998 and 2000 with their vigorous, high-profile pursuit of alleged campaign finance abuses, much in the same way they did with Hispanic, in 1996 pushing immigration reform. And, political experts add that the GOP faces a particularly tough road in trying to elect minorities to Congress. ' Of the 40 House races waged by black Republicans in 1994 and 1996, the elections that marked' the ascendancy of the GOP, blacks won only three. And currently,-there is only one black GOP congressman, J.C. Watts of Oklahoma. ' In brief Report: Nichols using extra cell foftm Beach Post Wire Services t DENVER Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry Nichols has been using a neighboring cell equipped with a vid-eOcasette recorder as an office to help prepare his defense, News-ifieek reported. ::The 6-by-8-foot cell at the Federal Correctional Institution iS rcrammed with thousands of pages of transcripts, legal briefs aftd witness statements, and Nfchols uses the VCR for viewing footage related to the bombing. ' Nichols' attorneys say the setup allows Nichols to assist in the defense for his trial, which begins Sept. 29 in Denver. Nichols is charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons-related counts in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The blast killed 168 and injured more than 500. Timothy McVeigh was convicted on identical charges and Sentenced to die by injection. His case is on appeal. IBM cuts PC prices . NEW YORK Following similar moves by rival PC makers, IBM on Monday is cutting the ftumber of personal computer models it sells and shaving prices, starting at $1,000 instead of about 2,000. At the same time, IBM is streamlining distribution to cut costs. It will limit sales of Aptiva 'machines to the nation's six largest computer retailers, which traditionally sell 80 percent of its consumer machines. Obituary George Crockett, civil rights warrior " George W. Crockett Jr., a civil rights warrior who went over the top so often in the battle for racial justice that he earned a decade of bemused retirement in Congress, died on Sept. 7 at a hospice near his home in Washington. He was 88 and had represented a Detroit district in the House of Representatives from 1980 to 1991. T : In the quest for racial equality, Mr. Crockett often operated so far beyond the trenches that it was often decades before society Caught up. ' As the first hearing officer of the wartime Fair Employment Practices Committee he regularly ordered companies to adopt face-neutral hiring and promotion policies that would not become standard until the 1970s. i;-As a lawyer in 1949 representing 11 Communist leaders accused of violating the Smith Act, he presented such a vigorous defense of the right of free speech that he served time for contempt. Lucky numbers The Associated Press Here are winning weekly state lottery numbers picked last week: Connecticut: Sat. Daily Lottery: 6-4-3 Georgia: Sai. Lotto: 5-24-25-344546 Illinois: Sat. Lotto: 1-11-22-23-3945 Maryland: Sat. Lotto: 11-16-29-30-3244 Massachusetts: Sat. Megabucks: 3-5-20-25-34-35 New York: Sat. Lotto: 34-342-32-47-2 Supplementary: 41 Ohio: Sat. Lotto: 1-7-16-25-28-47 Kicker: 5-9-1-0-3-0 Rhode Island: Sat. Daily Lottery: 4-5-6-8 Virginia: Sat. 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