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that has never been raised before,"
she said.
However, other Catholics said the
document was not enough.
"The bishops are frail human be-
ings just like the rest of us and if they
are going to stop committing the sin
of sexism they are going to have to
have a concrete plan that is evaluated
on a regular basis," said Frances
Kissling, president of Catholics forA
Free Choice.
In 1988, 16 percent of the top
5,400 non-ordained positions within
U.S. dioceses were held by women,
according to a study conducted by
Catholics for a Free Choice. Five years
later, the figure of women in top jobs
had risen by only 3 percent.

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an even split on the eight-member
But Duderstadt said he does not
expect the Republican win to have
much of an impact on the University.
"I would hope the changes on the
board will not have an effect on the
University," Duderstadt said.
Both Fischer and Horning will be
at today's regents' meeting, which
will be held at 1 p.m.
During the public comments ses-
sion of today's meeting, Michigan
Student Assembly President Julie
Neenan will press for student repre-
sentation on the board.
Neenan will ask the regents to
permit MSA to submit monthly re-
ports in the regents' packets, similar
to those prepared by the University's
executive officers.
The assembly also is requesting a
place designated at the regents' table
for student representation.
"In my mind, it would probablyj
make more sense for it to be the MSA
president or vice president," Neenan
said. "That would probably make the
most sense since they are in tune with
student issues."
In the last MSA election, students
overwhelmingly supported having a
student serve on the Board of Regents
in at least a non-voting capacity.
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moment of reflection or of silence at
schools, and at a Supreme Court deci-
sion on the issue. The goal is a Clinton
proposal that would satisfy the right
without outraging the left, and still
get past the high court.
Administration officials said yes-
terday that although the high court
has also ruled unconstitutional mo-
ments of silence for prayer, it has left
open the door to completely neutral
moments of silence that are not ad-
vertised as time for prayer.
It is unclear that approach would
satisfy conservatives. Tony Blankley,
spokesman for Gingrich, said, "I think
we are looking at voluntary school
prayer. Not voluntary silence." He
said Gingrich, however, would wel-
come discussions with the president
on the issue.
Although it was not an issue dur-
ing the presidential campaign, Clinton
was asked then about a school-prayer
constitutional amendment and re-
jected it. "There are ways the presi-
dent can revive religious faith other
than passing constitutional amend-
ments on prayer in school," he said in
August 1992 before a Jewish organi-
William Galston, a domestic-
policy adviser to the president, said
Clinton has a long, detailed record in
favor of moment-of-silence legisla-
tion. As governor of Arkansas, Clinton
helped write a bill authorizing schools
to "conduct brief periods of silent
meditation and reflection at the be-
ginning of the school day."
But Galston said Clinton has "con-
sistently drawn the line" against co-
erced prayer.
Clinton, asked about the issue in
April, said he agreed with the original
1962 high-court decision outlawing
an official school prayer as a viola-
tion of the constitutional separation
of church and state. But the court, he
said, had gone too far in not allowing
voluntary prayer.

Hillary Rodham Clinton reaches out to shake hands with slum residents during a tour in Jakarta, Indonesia. The
United States provided $125 million in loans to help enclave residents in the area.

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the government-appointed Indonesian
National Human Rights Commission,
rows of police could be seen in a park
across the street, wearing white riot
helmets and carrying round bamboo
And in Dili, East Timor's capital,
authorities closed the university until
next week after a peaceful student
demonstration Sunday was followed
by violent clashes between riot police
and East Timorese. At least 100 people
have been arrested in Dili since Sun-
day, though police said most were
released after questioning. .
The conflict between Clinton's
lofty rhetoric and Suharto's apparent
crackdown underscored a troubling
dilemma for the White House, which
has been accused of downplaying
human rights concerns in China and


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elsewhere in the interests of promot-
ing U.S. business.
Indeed, after his speech yester-
day, Clinton applauded contracts
signed this week in Indonesia worth
more than $40 billion, timed to coin-
cide with his visit. They included an
Exxon contract with Indonesia's na-
tional oil company to develop an off-
shore natural gas field as well as joint
ventures in telecommunications,
power transmission and environmen-
tal cleanup.
"We're grateful for the business,"
the president said. "The most impor-
tant thing for me is these contracts
will support jobs, thousands of them,
back home." The White House re-
leased a sheaf of papers listing the
value of the contracts and the number
of U.S. jobs each was expected to
generate in communities like Mes-
quite, Texas, and Plantation, Fla.
Earlier in the day, however,
Clinton looked grim and exhausted
when he emerged from his one-on-
one meeting with Suharto, the 73-
year-old autocrat whose record on
human rights has been mixed at best.
Three Indonesian magazines were
shut down last spring, the leader of
the Indonesian Workers' Welfare
Union recently was sentenced to
prison, and the treatment of East Timor
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development would not have hap-
pened without the transit system. "It
has essentially redesigned the city of
Boeing aerospace company
worked with West Virginia's admin-
istration to design the system, with
assistance from the federal Urban
Mass Transit Administration.
Fraternity members said the Uni-
versity already has much of the tech-
nology required to build the system,
and that they plan to apply for federal
grants for undergraduate research to
complete the project. They also cite
financial and practicality advantages
to a PRT system.
However, the University spends
$2.24 million a year to run the bus
system, which carries about four mil-
lion passengers per year. West
Virginia's PRT costs about $2.6 mil-
lion per year and carries 3.1 to 3.6
million passengers.
WVU students pay a $45 trans-

has been an issue since Indonesia
occupied it by force in 1975.
When Clinton raised the issue of
East Timor at his meeting with
Suharto, the Indonesian president
"stated that he believes that the Indo-
nesian government is dealing with the
issue fairly," said a senior White
House official who attended the ses-
When Clinton mentioned the shut-
down of the magazines, he said,
Suharto did not directly respond.
Clinton returned to the opulent
Jakarta Palace last night for a state
dinner before leaving for Hawaii and
three days of golf and sun. He is
scheduled to return to Washington
Christopher said Clinton "raised
the subject (of human rights) in firm
and forceful terms." However, nei-
ther Clinton nor Christopher woul*
meet with the protesting students, who
are seeking U.S. help in winning free-
dom for jailed resistance leader
Xanana Gusmao. And some of
Indonesia's most prominent human
rights activists, including leaders of
the Indonesian Legal Aid Founda-
tion, boycotted a session with Assis-
tant Secretary of State Winston Lord
and White House trade adviser W.
Bowman Cutter.
portation fee per semester for unlim-
ited transportation between the
university's three campuses, which
are more than three miles apart.
Page said the University's current
bus system is unreliable and inconve-
nient. "I'm always enraged that I can
make it between campuses in 12 mi)
utes by bike, but that it takes 20 min-
utes by bus to go less than two miles."
Christenson said bus timeliness
has improved since the completion of
the Fuller Road bridge, but that fre-
quency would not be increased. "If
we increase frequency, then it has to
be funded."
Personal and group transit sys-
tems have sprung up since the 1970
in all parts of the country, includinb
Westinghouse-built airport monorails
in Atlanta and Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Detroit's People Mover system,
designed by Canadian engineering
firm UTVC, is one of the newest
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