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Cone~ from Page 1A
said. "I was able to leave my
ip with a very positive feeling
ut U of M."
.Km realized that the University has
vdinritistrators overseeing the organiza-
;Q'of unique resources. Ting and Tait
4e,'a student services associate at the
htiversity's Multi-Ethnic Student
ffairs division, are two such people.
."Unfortunately, I learned no one had
-Aesome resources like Tait Sye and
M rAe Ting," Kim said.
',ittm Cho, assistant editor at A.
14gazine, said the magazine created the
rvey "in response to other general sur-
Nys that are published regardless of
ace." He added that the A. Magazine
purv'ey is geared toward East Asian,
South Asian and Pacific Island students.
N The University was among three
d'U west schools in the top 15, while six
colleges from California dominated the
airngs. But Ting said the survey
s the stereotype that the Midwest is
a Wihospitable place for APA students.
rThere is a stereotype that the
Midwest is not diverse," Ting said. "U of
M shatters that misconception."
Jonathan Ying, an assistant dean of stu-
dents at the University of Illinois Urbana-
Champaign, said more schools in the
Midwest are attracting APA students.
"It isn't realized that there are such
high numbers of Asian students at (mid-

Todpuniversiies for
A1PA students:
1, University of California at Irvine
2. University of California at
3. University of California at San
U5. University of Michigan
western) schools," Ying said.
Cho said the survey may be repeated
next year because of the positive feedback
from university officials and students.
"It received a great response and adds
a twist to college rankings," he said.
APA student organization leaders said
they were proud and satisfied with the
University's ranking.
"Any time we are recognized it is a
great accomplishment, especially from
a source like A. Magazine," said
Engineering senior Brian Ebarvia, vice
chair of the United Asian American
Ebarvia said his group represents
19 separate student campus groups,
which collaborate on an annual cul-
tural show.
Tushar Sheth, president of the Indian
American Student Association, said he's
pleased with the survey results, but
wants more interaction between APA
faculty and students.
"When you know you have support,
you get involved," Sheth said.

Surprise witness says
Mary Albert bit her

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A sur-
prise witness testified yesterday that
Marv Albert, wearing white panties and
a garter belt, bit her three years ago in a
Dallas hotel room during a struggle that
left her holding the sportscaster's hair-
Patricia Masden's story was the most
shocking yet in Albert's forcible sodomy
and assault trial, drawing gasps from
spectators when she initially told it out-
side the presence of the jury. Circuit
Judge Benjamin Kendrick later allowed
her to tell it to the jury to show a pattern
of behavior by Albert.
Masden said she got to know Albert
well during the early 1990s when he
traveled with the New York Knicks bas-
ketball team and she was the VIP liaison
for Hyatt Hotels. She said he summoned
her to his room in Dallas in 1994, saying
he needed help sending a fax.
When she entered Albert's room and
announced her presence, she heard him
say, "Come on in."
"I was standing in the bar area looking
out the window and I heard the door
close behind me." Masden said when she
told the story to the judge. "He had
panties and a garter belt on. He was
exposed and aroused.
"I was in shock and didn't know what
to do. I had never seen anything like
Masden said Albert told her he was
tense, approached her, rubbed his body
against hers, pushed her head toward his
crotch and bit her on the side of her
neck. As she tried to push Albert off her,
she said, "I went to grab his hair, and his
hair lifted off."
As surprising as that encounter was,
Masden said, it wasn't the first time she
had been bitten by Albert.
That came in 1993, when Albert invit-
ed her to a party he said he was having
with the Knicks in his Miami hotel
room. When she arrived, there was no
one else there but Albert.
"He started asking me weird ques-

tions, sexual questions," Masden said.
"He started to kiss me and instead of
kissing me, he bit my lip."
At that point, she said, Albert asked
her "could I help him recruit any men"
for a sexual threesome. She firmly
refused, and he began kissing her on the
back of her neck, and the kiss turned into
a bite, she said.
Realizing that no one else would be
attending the party, she abruptly left, she
Masden's testimony was admitted
after a furious battle. Defense attorneys
called it irrelevant, but Kendrick agreed
with prosecutors that it was important
because it mirrors the charges on which
the 54-year-old NBC sportscaster is now
on trial.
A 42-year-old woman said Albert,
furious when she failed to recruit anoth-
er man for a sexual threesome, threw her
onto the bed in an Arlington hotel room
Feb. 12, bit her severely on the back and
forced her to perform oral sex on him.
Earlier yesterday, an emergency room
nurse testified that the woman went to an
emergency room with 18 to 20 bite
marks on her back, one of which broke
the skin.
The nurse, Jonathan Gold, said the
woman was "tearful, and at other times
she seemed angry" when she came to
National Hospital.
Under cross-examination, Gold said
he took a swab from the one bite that had
broken the skin. He said he took two
other swabs, one from her mouth and
one from her chest. DNA on the swabs
were used as evidence to link Albert to
the bites.
The first of several forensics
experts took the stand later to say that
DNA from semen taken from the
woman's lip, chest and underwear was
linked to Albert. Virginia State Police
forensics expert Karen Ambrozy said
the chances that the DNA was left
there by someone other than Albert
were I in 2.6 billion.

Clinton warns unions against sour relations
PITTSBURGH - As union leaders listened in silence, President Clinton urged
them yesterday not to let a bitter disagreement over free trade sour traditionally
strong relations between labor and the Democratic White House.
"Friends and allies don't participate in the politics of abandonment,' Clinton told
the annual convention of the 13 million member AFL-CIO. "They band together,
disagreeing when they must but banding together."
When a handful of protesters shouted opposition from the back of the David
Lawrence Convention Center, Clinton cut them off. "I think I've earned the right
to be heard," he snapped.
Clinton warned there would be painful consequences if labor tried to punish
Democratic lawmakers who stood with the president on his request for stronger
authority to negotiate new free-trade treaties.
"If they were to lose their positions because they stood up for what they believe
was right for America's future, who would replace them?" Clinton asked. "And
how much harder would it be to gei the necessary votes in Congress to back the
president when he stands by you against the majority" in the GOP-led House and
"America is far better off when the friends of working people stand togethW
without letting one issue trump all the others," the president said.

Continued from Page 1A
"But you do it for students, so I don't
have trouble doing it."
The celebration also will feature a
symposium in Tisch Hall titled "The
Future of the Humanities."
"We think its an occasion to cele-
brate the humanities and honor Tisch
for his support, especially in the

humanities," said history and anthro-
pology Prof. Tom Trautmann, one of
three symposium panelists.
A symposium on sports titled
"Managing Professional Sports: A
Conversation Between Bon Tisch and
Friends," will be held in Hale
Auditorium on Saturday at 3 p.m.
WDIV sports broadcaster Bernie
Smilovitz will moderate the sympo-

Diet pills cause
patients to worry
WASH INGTON - Dieters are
showing up at doctors' offices demand-
ing echocardiograms to see if their
hearts were damaged by the drugs Fen-
phen and Redux, but doctors aren't
always sure what to advise.
The tests are expensive, and physi-
cians say they're probably not worth it
for many patients who have no symp-
"There could easily be an
onslaught (of demand). We're wor-
ried about that for sure," said Dr.
James Weiss, who runs the echocardi-
ology lab at Johns Hopkins
University. "By no means are we rec-
ommending that everyone who's
taken one of these diet drugs have an
echocardiogram. If that happens,
we'd be doing nothing else in the
But for patients such as Annemarie
Stokes of San Diego, an echocardio-
gram could explain worrisome symp-
toms, like severely swollen ankles or

the tightening and tingling in her chest
and arms when she coughs or breathes
The problem is the uninsured student
can't afford the heart test, which can
cost $800.
Senate OKs major
overhaul of FDA
WASHINGTON - The Senate yes-
terday overwhelmingly approved a
major overhaul of the federal Food and
Drug Administration, aimed at stream-
lining the regulatory approval process
for new drugs and medical devices.
The bill provisions include estab-
lishing a new program to accelera4
the review system for experimental
medical devices; easing the way for
desperately ill patients to have
greater access to experimental
drugs; allowing wider circulation of
information about the unapproved
uses of already licensed drugs and
relaxing procedures for food compa-
nies to add health claims to their

Continued from Page IA
and Boris Nemtsov as first deputy prime
ministers, sales of shares in attractive gov-
enment industries have been going to the
highest bidder in confidential tenders
rather than being parceled out among the

business clique at knockdown prices.
While it was his strongest statement
yet in the public squabbling over the
spoils of privatization, Yeltsin's latest
upbraiding of the powerful industrialists
also called further attention to an embar-
rassing and disruptive division in the
ranks of power.

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Al erian insurgents
cal u ely truce
PARIS --The Islamic militant group
that launched Algeria's bloody insur-
gency five years ago has called for an
unprecedented truce, the fruit of nego-
tiations with the military-backed
regime. Still, the move is not likely to
end the slaughter of civilians by the
group's more radical rival.
The Islamic Salvation Army said an
Oct. I cease-fire would "unmask the
enemy hiding behind the abominable
massacres," Algerian newspapers
reported yesterday. It said Algeria's
recent carnage was the work of "per-
verse extremists" of the rival Armed
Islamic Group.
Well more than 60,000 people have
died since the start of the insurgency,
triggered by the army's cancellation of
a second round of legislative elections
in January 1992, after an overwhelm-
ing first-round victory by the Islamic
Salvation Front.
"Algerian Muslim People ... the
national emir of the Islamic Salvation
Army orders all chiefs of companies

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fighting under his command to stop
operations as of ... Oct. 1, 1997, and
calls all other groups close to the inter-
ests of the religion and the nation to
rally to this call' the statement said. *
Paris photogphers
protest investigation
PARIS - Dozens of photogra-
phers at the French presidential
palace laid down their cameras yes-
terday to protest an investigation of
some of their colleagues in conne
tion with the death of Prince
Joel Robin, a spokesperson for the
80 photographers, said two col-
leagues placed under investigation
"now cannot work, because some of
them haven't been returned their
press cards. We're here to protest that
The Aug. 31 crash in the Pont de
l'Alma traffic tunnel killed Diana, her
companion Dodi Fayed and driv:
Henri Paul.
-- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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