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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
said he wasn't even sure if he had a gas
mask at home and only a trickle of peo-
ple showed up at the 65 gas mask centers
opened around the country.
Iraq's defiant stand came despite
growing evidence that the United States
was preparing to make good on its threats
unless searches for Iraq's weapons of
mass destruction are renewed.
"We're not playing games,"
Defense Secretary William Cohen
said. But he also said, "We're not seek-
ing to go to war. We're seeking to
avoid it. All he has to do is comply.
The choice is his."
All arms inspectors and one-third
of the,450 humanitarian workers have
left the country, with the departure of
aid workers likely reducing the effec-
tiveness of programs to help Iraq's 22
million people. Aziz said Iraq was will-
ing to cooperate with arms inspectors,
but only if it had guarantees from the
U.N. Security Council that it would
lead to lifting sanctions.

Sgt. Joseph Benda is accompanied at Travis Air Force Base
daughter yesterday. Benda is being sent to Southwest Asia

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Continued from Page 1
through the research of his ground-break-
ing book "The Shape of the River: Long-
term Consequences of Considering Race
in College and University Admissions.
Along with co-author Derek Bok, for-
mer president of Harvard University,
Bowen researched data from 28 academ-
ically selective schools- four public and
24 private - to determine if schools
achieve their goals by using race as one of
many admission factors.
Bowen's concluded the goals were
The objectives of the universities, he
said, include preparing minority gradu-
ates for more professions and creating a
diverse environment in which students
live and learn.
Bowen and Bok tracked students who
entered the 28 schools, which included
the University of Michigan and several
Ivy League colleges, in 1951, 1976 and
AP PHOTO The study examined many factors,
by his wife and such as to what degree black and white
with U.S. forces. students interacted together and the grad-
uation rates and later community involve-
ment of black students.
"The evidence suggests real progress
has been made;" Bowen said.
S ociety Bowen framed his argument around a
few key questions.
"What is merit? Do we believe people
should be admitted on their merits?
g Certainly, I do;' Bowen said. "But, what
does it mean to admit on the merits?"
hers Racial diversity, Bowen said, enhances
the education of all students.
"Many African American students
bring more to the table" Bowen said.
?8 Although he did not frame his discus-
sion around the current lawsuits chal-
lenging the University's use of race as an
admissions factor, Bowen said higher
education institutions cannot substitute
race for other factors, such as socioeco-
nomic status, and still achieve the same
ends, while maintaining the same acade-
mic standards.
A year ago, the Washington, D.C-
based Center for Individual Rights sued
st d on solethe University's Law School and College
of Literature, Science and the Arts on
behalf of three white applicants who
GHT Y claimed they were treated unfairly in the
admissions process because race was
N used as a factor.
Several speakers - including admin-
istrators, students, faculty and members
of the Ann Arbor community - began
their comments and questions by
applauding Bowen's research contribu-
tions to the debate over affirmative action
in higher education admissions.
y ZAlthough some questioners had con-
j cerns about the implications of the
research, most agreed with Bowen's con-
LSA first-year student Kirtland Marsh
TY SOSSTONES said he would have liked to hear more of
e Middle ESt a debate over the subject, but he general-
ly was impressed with members of the
res the fresh hit, audience who applied their expertise to
stan That I Get." the subject.
"I would have liked to see if someone
had a made a challenge," Marsh said.
"But I was amazed by the diversity of the
Rackham Dean Earl Lewis, who heads
the Dialogue on Diversity initiative, said
Bowens presentation and set the com-
fortable tone of the discussion.
tt ", 'The book itself has this type of tone,"
it fte shoes. Lewis said.
Director of LSA Advising Alice
Reinharz said she was impressed with the
open flow of dialogue in the event.
"It wasn't emotional. It wasn't
hostile," Reinharz said. "I think

we're all trying to understand affir-
mative action and how it affects us
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Student courtroom
wins cause backlash
NEW ORLEANS - After law stu-
dents from a Tulane University legal
clinic won several courtroom rounds in
their fight to stop a plastics plant from
being built in a black community, envi-
ronmental groups crowed about David
beating Goliath.
But Goliath's friends have struck
back with a mighty blow.
Louisiana's powerful business lobby
persuaded the state Supreme Court to
slap student legal clinics with the
nation's toughest restrictions on what
they can and cannot do.
The rules essentially limit the clinics
to serving the poorest of the poor -
individuals who make less than $10,056
a year, or $20,563 for a family of four.
Clinics can represent groups only if
more than half of the members fall below
that income level and if they have no
affiliation with any national group.
Clinic directors from Harvard to
Stanford said the rules harm both legal
clinics and the people who need them.

Gephardt considers presidential race
WASHINGTON - Dick Gephardt said yesterday he is seriously considering a
presidential race despite pressure from some Democratic officials who want him
to remain in the House and set his sights on the speakership.
"I'm actively considering it, and I will continue to do so for the next two
months," the House Democratic leader said of a presidential bid in an inteN'
with The Associated Press.
The Democrats who want Gephardt to stay put have various motives: Some think
he is the party's best hope for leading the effort to seize back the House in 2000.
Some are simply supporters of Vice President Al Gore who would like the field
clear of a tough rival.
Gephardt's political future was buoyed Nov. 3, when Democrats surpassed their
own expectations and picked up five seats in the House.
Six more would give them a majority. He had raised millions of dollars, cam-
paigned for dozens of candidates and helped shape the party's midterm message.
If Democrats had collapsed, losing 20 or more seats, advisers say Gephardt
almost certainly would have run for president. With the speakership a whisper
away, he now faces a tougher choice. Does he try to win the House or the Wj
House? "It's a hard decision, but it's a straightforward and simple decisi,'
Gephardt said.


"All law school clinics are concerned
because there is a risk that if we are
successful in teaching our students, and
they are good advocates for a cause,
that the other side will change the rules
of the game,' said Frank Wu, a clinic
professor at Howard University. "
Tulane example is just one example ;of
big business trying to alter the rulesto
favor them in lawsuits."
interview contract
Lewinsky's representatives are negoti-
ating overseas for her to do a television
interview that would defray famil
legal bills running well in excess o
million, according to people familiar
with the matter.
Until an international interview is
arranged, a possible deal with ABC's
Barbara Walters is on hold, added the
sources, speaking on condition of
An ABC appearance would be for
free, since major U.S. networks don't
pay for interviews.

U.S. signs global-
warming treaty
BUENOS AIRES - In a move wel-
comed by environmentalists but con-
demned by congressional critics, the
United States signed a global-warm-
ing treaty yesterday, one of the modest
achievements of a conference here
that has focused on the role of devel-
oping nations in reducing greenhouse
Under Secretary of State Stuart
Eizenstat made the announcement
here to representatives of 160
nations who have spent a sometimes
contentious two weeks wrestling
over implementation of the global-
warming accord reached last year in
Kyoto, Japan.
In taking another step toward a
commitment to cutting emissions of
carbon dioxide and five other heat-
trapping gases, the United States joins
about 60 nations that have signed the
The signing, at the United
Nations yesterday, represents only a
small, if necessary, advancement

toward ratification of the treaty,
which faces intense opposition in
Republican opponents, some of
whom question the very existence 0
global-warming threat, demand that
major developing nations make a
stronger anti-pollution commitment
before the United States even consid-
ers ratification.
Netanyahu pushes
ahead with deal
JERUSALEM - Israel offe'l
mixed signals on its commitm toll
Mideast peace plan yesterday, pledging
to turn over territory while accepting
bids for construction of a Jewish hous-
ing project in a disputed area of
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
pushed ahead with plans to honor the
peace deal signed at the Wye summit in
Maryland, one day after he secured nar-
row Cabinet approval for it by attaching
conditions likely to slow down theh-
dover of land.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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