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posed a 4 percent plan that would allow the top 4
percent of California high school seniors to gain
automatic admission to one of the UC branch
Davis, inaugurated in January, holds the power to
appoint several members to the University of California
System's Board of Regents -composed of 25 members
- in the coming months.
Nearly two weeks ago, the Associated Students of
the University of California approved a bill that
encourages Davis to fill open board seats with affir-
mative action proponents.
"We want to get him to follow through on
paign promise in support of affirmative
ASUC President Preston Taylor said.
Students at the university said they feel the
olution has deprived their campus of a diver
"The academic environment has lost bee
campus is not representative of the state
missing out on an integral part of education
California Regent Ward Connerly, a v
porter of the 1995 resolution and Proposi
has been targeted by UC students for his
Many claim Connerly used the resolutions &
ical tool and did not consider the needs ofu
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1 terfeit or stolen,
his cam- students.
action," "Ward Connerly ... tried to become reputable in the
political arena. He was not looking out for education,"
1995 res- Taylor said.
se educa- Some UC students said they are pleased with Bagley
for planning to bring affirmative action back to the fore-
cause the front of the regents' agenda.
We are "I am excited someone has spoke out and he has the
n," Taylor courage to bring it to the table;' Taylor said.
Although Bagley's proposal is solely a symbolic mea-
ocal sup- sure, he said he is attempting to repair the reputation of
tion 209, the university.
actions. "In effect it is an outreach program. It says to the
is a polit- world 'You are welcome, please consider our universi-
iniversity ty,"' Bagley said.
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Native Americans likely victims of crime
WASHINGTON - Native Americans are victims of violent crime at a rate
more than double that of the rest of the population, according to the first nation-
wide survey the federal government has done on the subject.
The severity of the problem, reaching Native Americans of all ages, back-
grounds and income levels, surprised even the Justice Department researchers who
released the study yesterday. Native Americans said the numbers should prom
redoubling of efforts to identify the root causes.
"It's a double-edged sword. People don't want to be stereotyped as violent -that's
not part of who we are - but statistics like this might also encourage people to take
steps toward intervention," said Anna Pasqua, a Native American who coordinates a
domestic violence program with the Inter-Tribal Council of California in Sacramento.
Alcohol abuse, tensions with non-Native Americans, poor law enforcement ser-
vices and other factors may all play a part in fueling the high rates of violent crime
identified in the study, Native American leaders said.
A wave of worsening crime and social ills on reservations in recent years has
drawn stepped-up attention from federal policy-makers.
But the study documents the range and extent of the problem, researchers said,
and it details several particularly troubling twists, such as the frequency of assaults
non-Native Americans and the extent of alcohol abuse by Native American offende.
" Hall said.
Many students shared similar opin-
ions to Hall's, saying they most likely
would not buy any type of ticket or pass
from someone on the street because of
the risk involved.
"If you're going to buy them off the
street you're most likely going to get
scammed because people want to make
money," said an LSA junior who asked
not to be identified.
Other students said that although they
do not necessarily feel cheated, telephone
companies and credit card companies
may sometimes use misleading lan-
Lee, an Engineering senior who did
not want to reveal her first name, com-
plained of the hidden connection fees
phone companies charge. She said that
she thought the fees are usually poorly
explained in the "small print in the let-
ter" from the telephone company.
Hall said that during the past few
years, DPS has investigated several
alleged scams on campus. One scam
involved an attempt to bill the University
for long distance calls, she said.
The callers involved in the scam
would dial the University and ask to be
transferred to an outside line. After the
transfer, the caller would make long
distance calls on the University's line,
Another scam involved a letter that
was circulating around several of the
University's academic departments.
Hall said the letter, originating in
Nigeria, used fake credentials in an
attempt to access account numbers for
the University departments. Hall said
DPS turned the case over to federal
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prevent AA fights
DALLAS - Hundreds ofAmerican
Airlines pilots called in to say they were
fit for work yesterday, one day after the
union was threatened with millions of
dollars in fines over a massive sickout
at the nation's second-largest airline.
Still, it wasn't enough to prevent
550 flights from being canceled.
"We're just glad they are coming
back and we hope by the end of the
week to be in business as usual here;"
American spokeperson Sonja
She said the airline could be 100
percent operational by tomorrow.
The pilots were accused of calling
in sick to protest salaries being paid to
pilots at Reno Air, an airline that
American recently bought.
U.S. District Judge Joe Kendall
ordered the job action to cease on
Wednesday, and on Saturday accused
union officials of not doing enough to
encourage pilots to return to work.
Kendall scheduled a Wednesday
hearing to determine how much to
fine the union and two union lead-
ers, whom he found in contempt of
He said the fine could be in the
millions of dollars.
Nearly 2,500 of the airline's 9,400
pilots remained out sick Friday. *
basis for bulima
CHICAGO - A new study adds
to evidence that the eating disorder
bulimia springs at least in part from a
chemical malfunction in the brain and
not merely from excessive desire to
remain thin, researchers say.
In the study, released yesterday
women who had suffered from buli4
and recovered were more affected psy-
chologically than other women by being
deprived of tryptophan, which plays an
indirect role in appetite regulation.
Tryptophan, an amino acid that
occurs naturally in many foods, is used
by the body to make serotonin, a mood-
and appetite-regulating chemical in the
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PARIS - Despite a conclusion that
"nothing has really been solved," the
United States and five other nations
gave rival Serbs and ethnic Albanians
another week to consider their plan for
ending the year-long conflict in Kosovo.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright,
intervening directly, brought the two
sides together yesterday, face-to-face, for
the first time. She reported afterward that
the Albanians, at least, thought the plan
that would give them self-rule but not
independence was a "fair deal"
But the Serbs resisted the prospect of
a NATO peacekeeping force deployed
in the Serbian province in the event of
a settlement, and Albright said even the
Albanians had not promised to sign the
deal by the deadline of next Saturday at
That's when the United States,
Britain, France, Germany, Italy and
Russia said the talks extension will end.
"I hope very much the Serbs will see
it in their interest also to sign on,"
Albright said after talking jointly to
four delegates from each side at the
negotiations site, a 14th-Century
chateau at Rambouillet, 40 miles
southwest of Paris.
If there is no settlement by the dead-
line, French Foreign Minister Hul
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would, no doubt, undertake an assess-
ment of what is next."
Clinton, Zedillo may
MERIDA, Mexico - President
Clinton basked in a warm recepti
yesterday in the tropical capital of
Yucatan, where even raucous pre-Lent
carnival celebrations were quieted in
honor of his arrival.
Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo.
greeted the president with a bearhug. .
The two men are expected to sign one
agreement liberalizing air travel and
another providing $4 billion in credit
for Mexican importers of U.S. products
over two years. Mexico has emerged as
the No. 2 importer of U.S. goods.
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