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tor. I know her fairly well. She's got
a good approach to the issues," he
Since her tenure as Miss
America, Rafko has been working
for Hospice in Monroe, which cares
for terminally ill patients and their
families. From this experience,
Rafko said her platform will center
around the health field, should she
decide to run.
She opposes the proposed Physi-
cian Assisted Suicide Act and the
efforts of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. "We
didn't choose our birth, and I don't
think we should choose our death,"
Rafko said. If assisted suicide is
legalized, Rafko said she is "afraid it
will open up a big Pandora's box

and that scares me."
In addition to health care, Rafko
said she wants to redefine the image
of the politician.
"When you take on a position of
being a representative for so many
people, you have to keep in mind
you're representing them and you
can't lose sight of them," she said.
She cited her role as Miss America as
good training for this.
Should Rafko not run, the deci-
sion will be more of a temporary,
rather than lifelong, postponement.
She said she wants to run for public
office, but now may not be the time.
There are many other things she
would like to accomplish, she said,
including finishing her master's pro-
gram and possibly having a second
child. She and her husband of five
years, Chuck Wilson, have one son,
Nicholas, who will be 2 in June.

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Tim Greimel, an LSA sophomore
and an editor of the multicultural news-
letter Voices, said no racial group has
been totally successful in crossing ra-
cial boundaries."Both people of color
and Caucasians are all too closed to
interacting with people of different
backgrounds," said Greimel, who is
LSA first-year student OmariBayi
said minorities create racially- and eth-
nically-based organizations for sup-
port, not for exclusion."You have to
ask yourself why they need support.
It's because of the way society is
structured," he said.
Bayi, who is Black, added in some
ways, such groups are necessary."It's
like a defense, or a way of survival in
American society."
Engineering sophomore Tarun

Bhatnagar, who is Indian, said self-
segregation is not limited to formal
organizations."If you go to the li-
brary, you'll see all the Chinese sit-
ting together, or the Indians sitting
Chen said the phemonenon of self-
segregation has been noted by mem-
bers of the Asian American
Association."As a group leader, I hear
it from both sides. Some Asians feel
we're segregating ourselves, but I
think it's a unity thing," he said.
The implications of Hurtado and
Dey's study are not clear, but it pro-
vides ascientific basis for discussionof
racial integration on campuses. The
impact of intangible factors on the
statistics, such whites' status as the
majority, cannot be measured, though
they are noted.
But this research certainly indicates
that whites share a portion of the blame
for segregation in American society.

Serbs strike ravaged Bosnian
city with renewed shelling
SARAJEVO,Bosnia-Herzegovina down the possibility of Gorazde fall-
(AP) - Gorazde, the city that has ing, and may have been stung when
been the site of some of the Bosnian the city's mayor, Ismet Briga, on Sun-
war's fiercest fighting and the United day invited him to visit "and witness
Nations' greatest frustrations, was the suffering of its citizens."
again under attack yesterday, Bosnian Bosnian radio said the Serb forces
radio reported. had launched an especially heavy at-
Lt. Gen. Sir Michael Rose, the tack yesterday morning. A local ham
U.N. commander in Bosnia, is plan- radio reporter, Mustafa Kurtovic, saiO
ning to visit Gorazde tomorrow, but it some of the front lines were "literally
is not clear what he can accomplish. in flames."
With only four military observers U.N. officials say they can do little
in Gorazde, the United Nations has to supplement their military contin-
appeared helpless as Bosnian Serbs gent in the Muslim enclave because
shelled the city of 65,000 people. of Serb intransigence and a shortage
Rose's planned visit was an- of peacekeeping troops.
nounced by U.N. spokesperson Maj. Annink said earlier yesterday
Rob Annink after Rose met with that Serbs had rejected U.N. plans
Bosnian Serb officials in their strong- to send more observers because eg
hold of Pale. what they claimed was a "Musli
Rose had recently tried to play offensive."

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been made ... if these individuals had
been recommended for promotion."
The letter to Whitaker contained
no names, but outlined the charges
against Pratt by Pharmacology pro-
fessors Thomas Landefeld and Peggie
Last September, Landefeld wrote
to Ray Counsell, interim chair of the
pharmacology department, about his
concerns that Pratt was unfit for his
recent appointment as department
minority affairs representative.
There is also an ongoing griev-
ance filed by Hollingsworth, an Afri-
can American, against the promotion
committee that denied her a promo-
tion. Pratt was a member of the com-
In response to Pratt's letter,
Whitaker sent a letter to Counsell to
be circulated within the department.
Whitaker's Feb. 11 letter to
Counsell stated, "Racism is a serious
charge, and I believe that anyone
making such a charge should either
document it or withdraw it."
In yesterday's letter to Griffin, the
provost answered accusations by
Landefeld and Hollingsworth that he
has interfered in a grievance proce-
dure by sending the letter to the de-
Whitaker's letter stated that, "I
was concerned because the accusa-
tions against Dr. Pratt arose in the
context of his service on his
department's appointment and pro-
motions committee....
"Faculty must be able to exercise
judgement based on academic merit,
free from intimidation and fear that
negative decisions will result in per-
sonal attacks based on unproven ac-
cusations of bias," he continued.
Landefeld responded in an inter-
view. "I am really bothered by the

fact that Whitaker's letter to Griffin
had to do with Pratt's role on the
promotion's committee. These issues
need to be kept separate. It is a very
convenient thing if you look at it from
the standpoint of sour grapes," he
Both Hollingsworth and Landefe#
said they never called Pratt a racist, an
accusation that has surfaced numer-
ous times.
"At no time did I ever say that Bill
Pratt is a racist," Hollingsworth said.
"What I said in my petition (to the
grievance committee) was that I was
very concerned about a person who
was very abusive and vocal in his
speech ... who was put in the positi*
of deciding my future."
Landefeld said, "It needs to be
clear that I did not say that he was a
racist. I said he made racist com-
Hollingsworth and Landefeld also
said that Pratt refused opportunities
to discuss the issue in an official fo-
rum. He declined to testify before the
grievance review board or meet wi
Landefeld through an ombudsman.
"He had at least two opportunities
to come forward and have this re-
solved. He chose to handle this in his
own way," Landefeld said.
In response to the allegations
against Pratt, several faculty have cir-
culated a petition in support of him.
The March 17 petition, signed by
41 members of the Medical school,
stated that "we find the charges 0
racism against Dr. Pratt to be unbe-
lievable and of such a questionable
nature that they raise serious ques-
tions as to the motives of his accus-
Landefeld said he cannot under-
stand why this has not been resolved.
"The one thing that is bothersome and
frustrating in this process is that the
provost says bring this forward a
document it. We have done ever -
thing we can."


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"We've kept the pressure up and
I fully expect the code will change
for the better as a result," Kight said.
"I think while we haven't been able
to successfully have our amendments
introduced because of the lack of
quorum, I think our amendments have
kept the code in the public eye."
An LSA senior, Kight said he
does not yet know of his plans for the
next year.

Greenberg, an LSA junior from
Kentucky, said during the next year
he plans to write country music re-
views for The Michigan Daily and
work for student representation on
the University Board of Regents.
Greenberg was also elected to
Police Oversight Board in the la
Despite his plans, Greenberg said
he will miss being MSA president.
"I'm going to miss the excitement
of being in the know of what's going
on in the University," he said.

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