The Times Recorder from Zanesville, Ohio on October 24, 1992 · 19
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The Times Recorder from Zanesville, Ohio · 19

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D Section h n rr a fa1 SATURDAY, OCT. 24, 1992 TOtsrs Candidates scramble to By JOHN KING AP Political Writer LONDON, Ky. - President Bush scrambled for votes Friday in three states he won handily in 1988 while Bill Clinton reveled in a front-runner's schedule, looking to put Nevada and Missouri in the Democratic column and make Bush's comeback challenge still tougher. Bush, hoping a little presidential business would help, also appeared at the White House to praise the release of Vietnamese information on U.S. servicemen and was flying to Florida to sign Hopefuls fight for Ohio's hearts, minds But Ohioans aren't bowled over by presidential cast By DENNIS J. WILLARD Thomson News Service COLUMBUS - Republican Gerald Jarvis of Coshocton is not switching parties, but he is abandoning President George Bush to vote for Democrat Bill Clinton on Nov. 3. "Bush, I hate to say it about someone from my own party, hasn't shown me much in this election," Jarvis said. Jarvis is a twice-injured World War II veteran who has watched the roots of his family tree spread in his small eastern Ohio town to four daughters, eight grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Jarvis is not a loner this year. Jerry Watkins, a sheet metal worker from Butler County who voted Republican, said "all of a sudden he (Bush) takes an interest, when someone else says they're going to come in and do it." Watkins said his vote for Clinton is really a vote against Bush. "Bush has had enough time and I hope he gets defeated," Watkins said. A survey of 85 Ohio voters conducted in 15 Ohio communities by Thomson News Service indicates Democrats who voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, and for Bush in 1988, are staying home this year, and some Republicans are voting Democrat. Still, there is strong, loyal support for Bush. In Miami County, Piqua Glenn's for free trade, not NAFTA By PATRICK JACKSON Staff Reporter ZANESVILLE - U.S. Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, and his staff are still plowing through the 2,000 pages of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But the way things look, the New Concord native said he thinks NAFTA is a bad deal for the nation. If he wins a fourth term to the up-per house against his Republican chal -4i lenger, Lt. Gov. Glenn Mike DeWine, Glenn will be voting on the trade package next year. "The initial read shows NAFTA would cost 50,000 Ameri- a bill tightening the economic embargo on Fidel Castro's Cuba a popular step among Cuban-Americans in Miami. Clinton campaigned in Las Vegas a huge banner declared him "Nevada's Odds-On Favorite" and also made satellite phone calls to rallies in other states. Those included Wisconsin, where he told a Milwaukee audience that if voters study the three candidates' economic plans "I'll win hands down." He was traveling still later to Missouri. Meanwhile, Ross Perot sent sits near 1-75 and has benefitted from growth along the north-south artery in western Ohio. Cheryl Neuenschwan-der, 48, is a Republican, and a part-time teacher married to an attorney. Neuenschwander believes the economy is ready for a rebound, and that Bush should be given a second term. "I support Bush, but only because he is more experienced with global policies," Neuenschwander said. "I feel he would have the best chance of conveying the U.S. economic message. I"m afraid Clinton is too inexperienced in this area." Greg Gifford, a Xenia resident and "definite Republican," said he plans to vote for Bush, .a a . ... w w m ' "He'r done a lot for the world," Gifford said. "He has credentials a mile long." Clinton and Bush are crisscrossing the state seeking its 21 electoral votes, seventh in the country. The survey, designed to measure the mood of voters rather than poll sci-entifically, found most Ohioans are concerned about the economy, jobs and health care. How important is Ohio? No Republican has ever entered the White House after losing the race in Ohio. The Bush camp is painfully aware of that fact as recent polls show the president down by double digits to Clinton. Robert Gillooly, 45, an educator in northeastern Ohio, is married with a family of four The Glenn File Name: John H. Glenn Jr. Political Affiliation: Democrat Family Status: Married, two children Background: U.S. Senate 1974-present (Committee Assignments: chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, vice chairman, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; Armed Services Committee, chairman, defense Manpower and Personnel Subcommittee, Conventional and Alliance Defense Subcommittee, Strategic and Nuclear Deterrence Subcommittee; Select Committee on Intelligence; Special Committee on Aging); president, Royal Crown International Corp. 1967-69; vice president, Royal Crown Cola Co., 1966-68; NASA astronaut 1959-65; Marine Corps 1942-65; graduate, Muskingum College. can jobs and I think it would send a good many Ohio jobs to Mexico," Glenn said in a telephone interview. "I think we should have a free trade agreement that brings everybody up to a higher See Glenn Page 3-D word he would join his rivals on the trail. After waging a TV-only campaign for weeks, Perot aides said the Texas businessman would stage rallies Sunday in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He also bought an hour for a commercial preceding ABC's highly rated "Monday Night Football." With just a 11 days to Election Day, there were fresh polls showing Bush stuck at a distant second closer to third-place Perot than front-runner Clinton. The campaign understudies were busy, too, as Nov. 3 loomed " V Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton (above left), photographed during a campaign stop in Utica this summer, has seen his presidential campaign grab a commanding lead in opinion polls. Presi-dent George Bush (above right) is working to try to overcome Clinton's lead and win a second term. Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot (below in Concord Township, Geauga County. A Republican, Gillooly is going to vote for Clinton. "There are three important issues: the economy, health care and education. Clinton seems to have the best answers," Gillooly said. The survey found a climate for change, and in southern Ohio, tough times have created a cynicism among voters. Fred Nichols, 62, married with five children, lives in Portsmouth. He is on temporary sick leave from Armco Steel in Ashland, Ky. "No matter who wins, it DeWine will ax taxes for new jobs By PATRICK JACKSON Staff Reporter COLUMBUS - While he favors free trade, Lt. Gov. Mike DeWine says he wouldn't be an automatic yes vote for the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement in the U.S. Senate. "We're a major exporting state, and if this will help expand our export markets, it would be a good thing," said De-Wine, a Republican who is chal-lenging U.S. Sen. John Glenn in this year's DeWine election. "But I'm going to go into it with an open mind. Ultimately, if it's a fair agreement ' s - ( r get 11th hour ever closer. Democratic vice presidential nominee Al Gore campaigned in Florida and Alabama in advance of Bush's visits, focusing on space and aerospace industries that provide thousands of jobs there. Both states are competitive four years after big Bush wins. Bush began his day at the White House, announcing that Vietnam has promised to provide all information it has on American war prisoners. "Today, finally, I am convinced that we can begin writing ( n J looks bad. The whole country looks like Portsmouth no work," Nichols said. "If Bush wins, we're really in for it. I don't think Clinton can do much better either, but he'll do better than Bush." The campaigns are not con-vincing or reassuring Nichols. "The main issue should be trying to find jobs, but it seems like all Bush and Clinton can do is holler about each other," he said. Up U.S. 23 in nearby Lucas-ville, Talmadge Evans, 67, is a retired engineer for Norfolk and Western Railroad. A Republican, Evans The DeWine File Name: Michael DeWine Political Affiliation: Republican Family Status: Married, eight children Background: Lieutenant Governor 1991-present; U.S. Representative 1983-90; Ohio Senate 1981-82; Greene County Prosecuting Attorney 1977-80 and it's good for Ohio industries, I'll support it." And m an election year where concerns about jobs and the economy have outstripped any other issues in the public eye, DeWine said he's got some radical ideas to spur job growth and get the economy moving. "I think in very economically depressed areas we need to replace enterprise zones with tax-free zones," he said. "We should say to business: 'If you go into this area, the federal government won't get anything back from you but jobs for a period of time.' "Businesses would still have to pay local taxes, but I believe getting the burden of federal taxes off their backs would be a big help," he said. "I don't know See DeWine Page 3-D the last chapter of the Vietnam War," he said, adding that he was taking small steps including aid for flood victims in Vietnam toward establishing normal relations. Later he visited a Maryland Veterans of Foreign Wars hall to film campaign ads. Clinton said he was encouraged by Vietnam's release of further information on Americans lost in the Vietnamese War but also said it was far too early to talk about restoring full national relations. "That's backward. I think we' 1 I 1 f l ... V ! I if right) has used television infomercials to run his bid for the White House. All three candidates belive Ohio and its 21 electoral votes are vital to their efforts. However, many Ohioans have doubts about all three candidates. (Clinton photo by Staff Photographer Jeff Cope; Bush, Perot photos AP LaserPhotos) shares Nichols' cynicism, but will vote for Bush. "I think he's the best man," Evans said. "But I'm not bragging on him." The survey found Ohio voters are looking for a leader to create good-paying jobs, and to address a host of other issues, including the looming national debt, education and the environment. Not everyone surveyed has made up their minds. The late entry of billionaire H. Ross Perot has some voters reconsidering, although many said Perot's decision to get out ruined any chance for their vote. Term limits, label laws, constitutional questions make up state issues list By DENNIS J. WILLARD Thomson News Service COLUMBUS - Terms limits for politicians, toxic labels for products and tinkering with the Ohio Consitution are issues before Ohio voters on Nov. 3. The most controversial of the five issues facing voters this fall will appear last on the ballot. Issue 5, dubbed the label law, is pitting business against environmentalists. If passed, businesses would be required to label their products beginning Dec. 2, explaining whether they contain chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive defects. Under the law, businesses would be required to mail letters to nearby residents informing them of emissions from the factory or plant. Companies releasing or transporting toxic chemicals would be taxed, and violators would face civil and criminal fines and penalties under Issue 5. The money is on the opponents side in Issue 5. Manufacturing firms, state and local chambers of commerce and others have raised thousands to fight the edge should get a full accounting first," he said in Las Vegas. "I'm very encouraged and hope we can keep this beyond politics." Clinton returned briefly to the Eublished report that the State lepartment had searched for files under his mother's as well as his name after being asked by news organizations for material on his travel as a young man. Noting that Bush political appointees were reported to have been involved, he said, "What kind of person can ask for the trust of the American people who's behaved this way?" c Bruce Hook, a married, 34-year-old registered Democrat, is a Geneva tavern owner who supports Perot. "Perot probably has the best answers," Hook said. "Bush hasn't helped the country." For more on Issues 2, 3 and 4 See Page 4-D proposal, which is considered similar to a law passed in California. Their message to voters, seeking a no vote, is simple: Issue 5 will drive up the cost of doing business, which translates into lost jobs. Fewer companies will consider Ohio as a location for doing business with a label law on the books. Issue 5 is supported by a coali-Jion of environmental and citizen activist groups. Issue 2, 3 and 4 all relate to limiting the terms of politicians. In each issue, the limitations would apply to consecutive terms in office. The first issue on the ballot is the least controversial. By Ohio law, every 20 years voter must be asked if they would like a state constitutional convention to meet. If passed, delegates would be elected to a state constitional convention to decide whether the Ohio Constitution needs to be changed. i. t

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