THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2004 T H E D A I LY E A S T E R N N EW S PAGE 9A NATIONAL CIRCLE UP BRIEFS Cheney, Miller assail Kerry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Vice President Dick Cheney unleashed a stinging J OSH R EELEY /THE DAILY EASTERN NEWS attack on Sen. John Kerry Wednesday night, ridiculing him as a politician Students take advantage of the warm weather Wednesday afternoon in Ruth Hoberman’s English literature class on the South Quad. who has made a career out of chang- ing his mind. “More wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure,” agreed Sen. “Four more years,” they shouted — KERRY TARGETS SEVEN PROTESTS TARGET BUSH FLORIDA ORDERS Zell Miller, a Democratic keynoter at echoing the chants that floated up STATES WITH INITIAL POLICIES ON LABOR, AIDS; HALF-MILLION TO LEAVE the Republican National Convention. from the convention floor several ADVERTISING BLITZ ARRESTS TOP 1,700 AS HURRICANE CLOSES IN “As a war protester, Kerry blamed miles away as delegates acclaimed the NEW YORK — John Kerry will NEW YORK — Republican MIAMI — Nearly a half-million our military,” said the Georgia senator Bush-Cheney ticket for another term. begin his post-Labor Day advertising National Convention protesters people were ordered to evacuate as in a fiery speech that drew repeated The speeches by Cheney and Miller blitz in seven states from New waved symbolic pink slips along a Hurricane Frances swirled toward ovations from the GOP delegates in were the main events of the evening, Hampshire to New Mexico, his politi- three-mile “unemployment line,” Florida on Wednesday just weeks after the hall. “As a senator, he voted to but the convention seemed to move cal Ground Zero for a $50 million labor unions demanded better treat- Charley’s devastating visit, threatening weaken our military.” 20 years back in time at one point as campaign scheduled to expand into ment of workers and a group of to deliver the most powerful one-two The vice president hailed President delegates took in a tribute to the late another 13 states by Nov. 2. AIDS activists infiltrated Madison punch to hit a state in at least a century. Bush as a “superb commander in Ronald Reagan. They cheered at In a rare advanced buy, the Square Garden on Wednesday, as Those planning to ride out the storm chief” who has helped restore the video clips of the late president at his Democratic campaign began reserving arrest totals soared beyond 1,700 for snapped up canned food, water and economy since the attacks of Sept. 11, most forceful, then again when they air time Wednesday night in Ohio, the past week. generators, while military helicopters 2001 and will lead the nation to victo- saw former President George H.W. Florida, Iowa, New Mexico, The arrests, including several on and planes were flown out of the area ry in the war on terror. Bush “does not Bush eulogizing him in June. Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Wednesday, far surpass those made and Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space deal in empty threats and halfway Madison Square Garden bloomed Wisconsin, according to Democratic in much more violent circumstances Center said it would close on Thursday. measures,” Cheney said in a prime- with thousands of blue placards that officials familiar with the buy. Ads at Chicago’s 1968 Democratic con- The National Hurricane Center time speech at the convention podi- read “Win One for The Gipper.” begin airing Friday in Ohio, then next vention. Two well-known figures issued a hurricane watch for about 280 um delivered to a nationwide televi- Cheney performed the traditional week in the other six states. from that era alleged that police are miles of Florida’s Atlantic coast — sion audience. vice president’s role in his turn at the The campaign also was buying air using more subtle tactics to stifle dis- from Florida City near the state’s Kerry spokesman Joe Lockhart podium, praising the man at the top time through Nov. 2 in Minnesota, sent. southern tip to Flagler Beach about 20 instantly accused Republicans of of the ticket while denigrating the Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, “Chicago Seven” veteran Tom miles north of Daytona Beach. A hur- “slash-and-burn politics” and said it leader of the political opposition. Washington, Maine, Michigan, Hayden spoke with activist lawyer ricane watch means those areas could won’t work. “Dick Cheney and Zell “Time and again he has made the Arizona, Louisiana, Colorado, Leonard Weinglass on Wednesday start feeling hurricane conditions with- Miller looked like angry and grumpy wrong call on national security,” the Arkansas and North Carolina and outside a West Side holding facility in 36 hours. old men,” he said. vice president said of Kerry. West Virginia. They won’t see ads until for suspects awaiting the trip to cen- Forecasters said the still-strengthen- Republicans launched their double- “On Iraq, Sen. Kerry has disagreed later this fall. tral booking — many of them yet to ing Category 4 storm could hit on barreled attack on Bush’s Democratic with many of his fellow Democrats,” The $50 million is more than half of be processed from Tuesday evening, Labor Day weekend as early as Friday opponent as the president cam- Cheney said in a delivery as understat- the about $90 million that Kerry has at when more than 1,000 people were night, less than three weeks after paigned his way into the convention ed as Miller’s was not. “But Sen. his disposal between now and Nov. 2. arrested. Charley raked Florida’s western coast city, collecting the endorsement of the Kerry’s liveliest disagreement is with On top of the massive downpayment, “I’m here to congratulate and with 145 mph wind, causing billions of union representing New York’s 8,600 himself. His back and forth reflects a officials said the campaign has budget- applaud the demonstrators and ask dollars in damage and killing 27 people. firefighters, some of whom risked habit of indecision, and sends a mes- ed an undisclosed amount of money to those who are the purveyors of fear to “I can’t emphasize enough how pow- their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. His eyes sage of confusion.” pour into key states later in the fall. apologize,” said Hayden, whose erful this is. If there’s something out misted as he stood among them and “Flip-flop, flip-flop,” motioned the Ads will air on local network affili- arrest in 1968 became a cause cele- there that’s going to weaken it, we held a black fire helmet labeled delegates as they voiced their disdain ates, cable TV and broadcast outlets bre. In all, 589 people were arrested haven’t seen it,” hurricane center direc- “Commander in Chief.” for Bush’s rival. targeting minorities. during the rioting in Chicago. tor Max Mayfield said. NON SEQUITUR BY WILEY MILLER ELECTION: CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Ashley starts his first class by hav- ing students list two issues and what their stance on those issues is. This year, unlike previous years, he got a lot more “pro-Bush” and “pro- Democrat” responses instead of the typical abortion or education-fund- ing issues. Assistant history professor Debra Reid, who teaches a U.S. Constitution class, has also noticed changes. Since the 2000 election, she BOONDOCKS BY AARON MCGRUDER has seen a steady increase in student interest, she said. “Every single year since then there has been a major international or domestic issue,” Reid said. “This year is one more major thing. Relevancy is so important.