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2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 12, 1997

NATION/WORLD

U. N. moves to
condemn Iraq

the Washington Post For the
UNITED NATIONS - The Security sources sai
Council last night moved toward adop- chief ally
tion of a U.S.-sponsored resolution that agreed that
would condemn Iraq for its threats a warningc
against American arms inspectors and if Baghda
impose travel restrictions on Iraqi offi- expel UNS
dials. But the United States retreated nel. Instea
from urging the council to promise circulated 1
"serious consequences" if Iraq contin- approach o
ues its defiance. to an Oct.
Although top Clinton administration used the ter
officials yesterday reiterated that they in referen
have not ruled out military action Diplomats
against Iraq, the U.S. strategy, at least be voted on
for now, is to emphasize diplomatic and Although
economic pressures as a means of pla- Richardson
cating those members of the 15-nation wrinkles" s
council, notably France and Russia, that the resoluti
oppose military force. condemn Ira
Washington's aim is first to unite the tional trave
council behind a clear statement that it involved inI
will not countenance Iraqi President tions. It mi
.Saddam Hussein's attempts to disrupt cil's periodi
the U.N. Special Commission tinue existi
(UNSCOM) charged with finding and sources sa
eliminating Iraq's hidden weapons pro- encounter s
grams. Then, if progressively tougher night's cow
sanctions fails, the United States could than a trave
argue that force was the only option to think the cc
counter Saddam's threat to the peace resolution w
and security of the Persian Gulf region. an unmistak;
APPLICANTS
Continued from Page 1
But Medical student Genoveva Knifong said she
often feels uncomfortable expressing a minority view-
point because of the small number of minority stu-
dents in her class.
. "You feel like within that group talking, you're the
only minority," Knifong said.
In its first post-Hopwood year, the University of
Texas system saw only a 7-percent decrease in the
humber of minority applications throughout the sys-
tems' four medical schools. Minority enrollment,

ese reasons, diplomatic
d, the United States and its
on the council, Britain,
the resolution should drop
of "serious consequences"
d carries out its threat to
COM's American person-
d, the revised draft being
ast night takes the indirect
f having the preamble refer
29 council statement that
rm "serious consequences"
nce to Iraq's actions.
expected the resolution to
n today.
h U.S. Ambassador Bill
acknowledged that "a few
till needed to be ironed out,
on is expected to strongly
aq's actions and ban interna-
el by those Iraqi officials
blocking UNSCOM opera-
ght also suspend the coun-
c review of whether to con-
ng sanctions, although the
id that provision could
ome opposition in Tuesday
ncil meeting. "This is more
el ban' Richardson said." I
,uncil is ready to move on a
with teeth in it ... . It sends
kable signal for Iraq to corn-

Brian Baxter, head of the UNSCOM missile team, speaks to an Iraqi offic
team is refused permission to inspect a site yesterday.

ply immediately, and I believe it will
have near unanimous support in the
council."
However, hanging over the maneu-
vering here was the knowledge that
some council members - including
France, Russia and China, each with the
power to veto any decision - are still
on record as opposing the kind of air
and missile strikes that the United
States has employed in past confronta-

tions with Iraq.
"We want to express ou
opposition to using the Unit
Security Council as a cover f
strikes against Baghdad,'
President Boris Yeltsin's spo
Sergei Yastrzhembsky. said
China, where Yeltsin is on a
spokesman added that the R
Chinese positions on mili
were the same.

however, dropped 25 percent.
Budge Mabry, director of the UT system's Medical
and Dental Centers, said the decrease was insignificant
because it corresponds to the school's 6-percent decrease
in the total number of medical school applicants.
"It's certainly a surprise to us," Mabry said. "We
just thought the bottom would drop out on us."
Nickens, however, said areas with affirmative
action regulations, such as California and Texas, are
severely restricted from establishing programs that
would increase minority enrollment.
"They are limited," Nickens said. "Even their
recruitment policies are scrutinized."

Diversity is an important factor in medic
Nickens said, because it prepares students
situations in a diverse society.
"Given the nation's population will be h
ty, physicians will have to learn to deal with
Nickens said.
Medical student Laura Evans said diver
the Medical School has helped her preparef
world and she wants to see more of it.
"I'd like to see people from more divers
nomic backgrounds because med school is
sive," Evans said. "You'd have a more divers
tive if you didn't just have students from thes
ROTC
Continued from Page 1
John Kinzinger, the
keynote speaker, served in
Army during the Vietn
Kinzinger said songs li
Glory" and "The Star
Banner" always will have
meaning to veterans and ca
"Veterans wear their
proudly," Kinzinger said.
the first to put their hands
heart when 'The Star
Banner' plays at sports eve
proud of his country and
represents."
Kinzinger is an active m
the Washtenaw County
Veterans of America and ch
Washtenaw County
Veteran's Memorial.
He called on ROTC m
honor those who died or we
fighting for their country.
"Remember the sacrifice
who have served befo
Kinzinger said. "Do not fo
who came home with casual
Kinzinger told his audie
important ideals of being av
"We proudly serve and a
pass this on to young.
Kinzinger said. "Protect ou
what it stands for. Trust in G
tect our nation."
Kinzinger said he and oth
pray the young cadets neve
to fight a war and carry its
and physical burdens.
"If you do go to war,i
that there are veterans he
for for you and are cone
you," Kinzinger said. "
lenges we pass on to you
and preserve. You are the
our great nation."
Rodriguez, who participa
invasion of Iwo Jima d
Pacific Island Campaign
know s that those who fou
side him in World War 11 ha
but in his mind they are not
what they did for the co
vives them.
"The men of the Vietnam
never forgot the men theyl
- that tremendous love tha
for one another," Rodrig
y "Happy birthday to Marine
1 bless."

AROUND THE NATI
Clinton still pushing trade legislation
WASHINGTON - Unable to bend Congress on trade, President Clinton
has limited maneuvering room as he prepares for a meeting with some of
America's most important trading partners just two weeks from now.
The president is depicting his withdrawal of the fast-track trade legislation
as a temporary setback. But behind the scenes, administration officials and
free-trade supporters in Congress have begun exploring fallback positio-
for a more narrowly focused trade bill next year.
The Senate Finance Committee chair, Sen. William Roth (R-Del.), said he
would introduce a fast-track proposal focusing on specific sectors in which
America has huge competitive advantages - such as agriculture and infor-
mation technology - as an alternative to the sweeping negotiating powers
that Clinton was unable to get this week.
But some trade experts see dangers in this stripped-down approach.
"Clinton has got to keep doing what he has started doing, making it
absolutely clear that he is going to pull out all of the stops next year," said C.
Fred Bergsten, director of the Institute for International Economics in
Washington. "He has to leave no doubts about that or otherwise there could
be severe repercussions to the cause of free trade."
AP PHOTO
ial as the Slavery-era posters listeners in dozens of markets.
. Tavis Smiley, a regular guest on
piuned from auction Joyner's show, gave the commentary,
urging that the documents be donated
ir decisive NEW YORK --After a public outcry, to a museum and attacking what he
ed Nations several 19th-century slavery documents said was a double standard on the part
or military scheduled to be auctioned to the highest of Christie's.
Russian bidder today at Christie's in New York
kesperson, were withdrawn from the sale and will M icrosoft, Justice
in Harbin, be. donated to a museum or historical
visit. The society. Dept. take sides
ussian and The eight documents, grouped in
tary force three sets in the Christie's catalogue, WASHINGTON - The Justice
include posters announcing a reward Department's latest antitrust action
for runaway slaves, a slave auction against software giant Microsoft Corp.
al schools, poster announcing "Chancery Sale of is a "perverse" interference that will
to handle Eight Likely Negroes" and other block the advance of computer technol-
papers, including a receipt for "a ogy and hurt consumers, Microsoft
alf minori- mulatto boy named Joe." They were said in a harshly worded court filit.
diversity," part of a larger collection of Civil War- released yesterday. Regulators are "tak-
manuscripts being sold by Christie's. ing sides" with Microsoft's competitors
sity within The decision not to sell the slavery in an effort to prevent improvements in its
for the real documents was made abruptly yester- popular Windows software, calling itself
day after Christie's was flooded with the victim of a Justice Department
e sociocco- calls from furious radio listeners from "smear campaign."
so expen- around the country who had heard a Last month, the department, accusing
se perspec- commentary about the sale on the Microsoft of forcing its Internet software
suburbs." "Tom Joyner Show," a nationally syndi- upon personal computer manufacturers
cated program claiming three million as a condition of buying Windows.
second AROUND THE WORLD
n the U.S.
am War.
ike "Old
Spangled After U.S. Summ it bigger narkets, peaceful borders at a
a special time when both countries want to
dets. Jiang visits Russia reduce the size of their armed forces,
uniforms and a counterweight against U.S. influ-
"They are BEIJING - He may have done the ence in the region.
over their hula in Hawaii on his recent visit to China needs Russia's oil and ga,
Spangled the United States, but Chinese and advanced military technology at
nts. He is President Jiang Zemin crooned cut-rate prices to remain a regional
all that it "Moscow Nights" for Russian power.
President Boris Yeltsin and danced die in
member of with Yeltsin's daughter into the early 130 floods m
Vietnam morning hours yesterday in a deliber- south rnm
hair of the ate diplomatic display: He showed the e a
Vietnam world how China aims to balance its
strategic partners without stepping on BARDERA, Somalia - Rain
embers to anyone's toes. steadily beat down on the Juba Riv
cre injured The timing of Yeltsin's three-day day into night into day, until the win
visit, following fresh on the heels of ing waterway burst its banks and flood-
e of those Jiang's summit with President ed the lush green valley in southern
re yo4," Clinton in Washington, thus is no Somalia.
)rget those accident. At least 130 people have drowned
ties." But for Yeltsin and Jiang, who since the flooding began three weeks
nce about declared that their deepening partner- ago, aid workers and local officials
veteran. ship is not intended to renew a Cold said.
re here to War-era alliance against the United Those trying to survive on dry
cadets," States, the three-day summit that ended patches of land amid the swirling

ir flag and yesterday mainly served to bolster their waters have to contend with croco-
.od to pro- own mutual interests in East Asia - diles and other creatures.
and highlight their differences.
er veterans For Russia, a friendly China means -- Compiled from Daily wire reports.
r will have
emotional
remember
re pulling
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dress the way they do," shes
Suzan Asbahi said the
campus is a pretty open cam
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and very kind," Suzan As
Unfortunately, people w
informed may not always1
said. "I guess it's a prett
atmosphere to be in"
Safwan Halabi, whose wif
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