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hours, for example.
"I like the idea of moving to Angell
Hall; Thompson said. "It's one way of
making students' physically closer to
the administration. Moving to Angell
Hall will give a central position on
where the administration is."
Bollinger, unlike many past
University presidents, said he has made
a conscious effort to be more accessible
to students and faculty members. He
teaches an undergraduate class, has par-
ticipated in MSA-sponsored informal
chat sessions and visits with SACUA
on a regular basis.
But, Bollinger said, although he
likes the idea of tapping into the pulse
of daily campus life in his new loca-
tion, it will not necessarily mean that
students and faculty members can flow
freely in and out of his office.
"I would not make the claim that it
would be a benefit to have us closer to the
usual pathways of actuality and student
interaction," Bollinger said, laughing.
- Daily Staff Reporter Jennifer
Yachnin contributed to this report.
Highway deaths hit
a new all-time low
WASHINGTON (AP) - The gov-
ernment is crediting public safety cam-
paigns with pushing the highway death
rate to an all-time low last year.
Traffic accidents killed 41,967 peo-
ple in 1997. Since people drove nearly
2.6 billion miles, the death rate was 1.6
per 100 million miles traveled, the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Although the number of fatalities
has been lower in some other years, the
higher mileage held down the rate, the
lowest since NHTSA started keeping
statistics 30 years ago.
Traffic accidents killed 42,085 peo-
ple in 1996, for a rate of 1.7 deaths per
100 million miles.
Ricardo Martinez, the agency's direc-
tor, said yesterday the country is starting
to see the results of a coordinated effort
to crack down on drunken drivers and
red-light runners, as well as the benefit of
programs such as the institution of grad-
uated driver's licenses.
Much of the work has come in the
form of human-interest advertising cam-
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Starr sought to block pay subpoena
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Prosecutor Kenneth Starr asked the judge in the
Paula Jones case to block a subpoena by President Clinton's lawyers served on
the law firm where Starr's compensation has topped S1 million a year, docu-
According to federal court documents released Monday, U.S. District Judg
Susan Webber Wright said the subpoena last December should stand so Clint*
could attempt to show any bias. Clinton was seeking possible links among Starr,
Starr's colleagues and Jones.
Starr's office did not immediately return phone calls yesterday.
Wright dismissed Mrs. Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit April 1.
Starr's intervention came at the same time he sought to limit the Clinton camp's
access to Monica Lewinsky during Starr's probe of possible perjury and obstruc-
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PRISTINA, Yugoslavia - President
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As NATO's latest deadline closed in,
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create more problems than they might
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