The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on August 16, 2000 · 7
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The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah · 7

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Wednesday, August 16, 2000
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atm : Gore Seeks - HisTumin : Demo Spotlight i D Continued from A-l ! Bush and his father the former president Jackson declared “I say i to America ‘Stay out of the i Bushes’ ” The crowd chanted the phrase with glee He said die time was ripe to move forward with liberal causes i to reform health care uphold af- firmative action address AIDS and r overcome poverty Jackson sought to ease concerns : held by some black voters about Sen Joseph Lieberman of Con- i necticut die first Jew to run for national office on a major-party ticket by reiterating his support for Gore’s running mate Lieberman provided the most ' exciting moment of the evening v when he made a surprise entrance on the convention floor The crowd ' erupted as he walked slowly from one end of the hall to the other surrounded by Secret Service ' agents and waving The main attraction however was the only living member of slain President Kennedy’s nuclear family his daughter Caroline i Kennedy Schlossberg now 42 just a year younger than her father was when he won the Democratic nomination here 40 years ago She was a surprisingly nonpolitical choice for a prime-time address perhaps an effort to draw TV viewers on the slowest day of the four-day convention Taking the stage to strains from the musical “Camelot” Caroline - spoke nervously her voice trem bling occasionally hurrying her recitation through most of its applause lines She linked her heri-‘ tagedirectiy to Gore’s pointing out 4 - that his parents were “two of the helpful matchmakers” who intro- duced her father to her mother ' She said that she like Gore had been inspired by her parents to believe “We can make the world new again if we only try” ! Utah Delegate Attends Ninth Anderson Trumpets His Axing of DARE Continued from A-l October that he had used marijuana as a young man The topic came up in the aftermath of a detailed 31-question survey submitted by the Deseret News to Anderson and rival mayoral candidate Stuart Reid during last year’s Salt Lake City election - Both candidates criticized the question-i naire as too personaL But Anderson answered a question about drug use by saying he had not used any illegal substances in the past 17 years — a time corresponding with the age of his son He declined to comment on his activities before that time saying it was “no one’s business” Later in the mayoral campaign however the 48-year-old Anderson acknowledged to The Tribune that he had used marijuana more than 17 years earlier The newspaper did not publish his admission because of its questionable relevancy at the time But with Anderson’s newly launched public campaign advocating drug policy reforms and his comments about the merit of considering decriminalization of marijuana his previous admission gained relevance Anderson said he did not share the views of some speakers at the Shadow Convention who were clearly advocating -the decriminalization of marijuana Included among those was New Mexico Gov Gary Johnson a Republican “I’m far more conservative than a lot of people at this convention" said Anderson He added that he supports criminal laws against the use of hard drugs such as cocaine heroin and methamphetamine “One person in my life whom I won’t name is addicted to crack cocaine” said Anderson He added that legal consequences facing her were “life-altering in very positive ways” Tribune reporter Rebecca Walsh contributed to this report “Now it is our turn to prove that the New Frontier was not a place in time but a timeless call Now we are the New Frontier” Earlier in the day Clinton symbolically anointed Gore in Monroe Mich The two men and their wives first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tipper Gore strode purposefully out onto the podium amid a palette of red white and blue and looked out at a crowd that stretched as far as the eye could see “The things that have happened in the last eight years the good things are nothing compared to the good things that can happen in the next eight years” Clinton said Then he retreated to the back of the stage It was the vice president’s turn “I tell you” said Gore “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” The rally was one of several -MilrUlAy UUJISi (TTH7(HTlTHri9 (THE STUFF BETWEEN THE TILES) Tired of moldy missing dirty cracked grout? We clean seal repair regrout & stainchange grout colorl FREE ESTIMATES nrm cn ymiMjmjasir mrmm Gore is addressing in key states as he travels to Los Angeles for the convention He is expected to arrive today and to accept the party’s nomination in the convention’s closing speech Thursday night Tuesday night most clearly belonged to the Kennedy clan Sen Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts his voice straining and breaking at points invoked his fallen brothers’ memory even as he hailed Gore Saluting his niece he recalled that his brother John first learned he had won the election in 1960 when Caroline then 3 woke him in the morning shouting “Good morning Mr President!” “We were given just a thousand days in that journey of hope” he said referring to Kennedy’s interrupted term “Yet the challenge of those days and the resonance of my brother’s words are still with us” Without mentioning that his brother broke a barrier to become the first Roman Catholic president Kennedy said “How proud he would be of A1 Gore and our party and the new barrier of bigotry we are breaking down with the choice of Joe Lieberman as the next vice president of the United States “There have only been three times in my life when I have supported candidates as early and as enthusiastically as I support A1 Gore” he said “Two of them were I my brothers” Kennedy focused much of his speech on his commitment to extending access to affordable health care to all Americans ‘This is not the time to play partisan games with human health” Kennedy said “Let there be no mistake about it There is a profoundly deep difference between the Democratic’ and Republican nominees on this issue — this life and death issue” THE NEW DEEP INSERTION HEARING INSTRUMENT IS: EASY To Use No Controls To Adjust! EASY Regular Telephone Usage! EASY To Clean and Maintain! EASY To Slip In and Out! Almost tmpossible For All Others To See! If you hear but can not understand If others seem to mumble Hearing Nerve DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! ssnaaiaafeOHB? Tuesday 815 Wednesday 816 Thursday 817 Friday 818 HARRIS HEARING CENTERS Salt Lake Office: 4568 Highland Dr 220 424-2849 HEME ME Convention BY BRENDAN RILEY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ‘ LOS ANGELES — Beverly White says Democratic national conventions have changed a lot — and not for the better — since she attended her first as a delegate in 1964 in Atlantic City “All it is now is a pep rally” says White at 71 the oldest member of the Utah Democrats’ 29-member delegation But she says being a delegate is still a lot better than not participating in the political process White has been a Utah delegate at nine national Democratic conventions missing only one in 1976 She also was a state representative for 20 years Her law- ’ making service included stints as assistant majority whip and ma- jority whip In what White calls her “real ’ life” she has worked for 16 years in the Utah Division of Probation and Parole overseeing people ordered ! by courts to perform community service in lieu of jail terms Before serving as a state representative she was a state Senate secretary Looking back on her years in Democratic politics White says she misses earlier conventions where there was more delegate de- bate and where presidential con- tenders “wined and dined you sent ' you letters came to the delegations and talked to you I loved it” Despite the changes White says “It’s still kind of fun It’s expensive ’ but I save my money and come” Why bother? “The convention i now is the firing of the cannon to start politics rolling” she says -“Americans need that Otherwise they’re apathetic They don’t care “The conventions seem to get ' everybody talking and create a lit- i tlemore enthusiasm” she said White says she returns from ’ national conventions with valu able information to share with i people “The longer you’re in politics the more other people depend on - your opinion” she says Do people listen to her? Some do some don’t says White noting that after years of soaking up her political wisdom one of her five children a son who is an attorney voted for Reform Party candidate Ross Perot “I thought I’d die” she says “I said ‘Out out of my office!’ And I didn’t talk to him for two or three 4 weeks" Where is it written that we’ll deliver excellent customer service - or else? 0

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