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NATO
The Washington Post
The United States and its NATO allies yesterday
agreed on an expansion of the bombing campaign in
Yugoslavia that would target the center of Belgrade
following the failure of diplomatic efforts to end the
gnflict and continuing reports of brutal ethnic cleans-
irn the battered province of Kosovo.
NATO ambassadors agreed in a marathon meeting
in Brussels, Belgium, last night to broaden the list of
targets in the air war by about 20 percent, including
sites in Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital, and others cru-
cial to the power base ofYugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic, official sources said.
Meanwhile, NATO planes took off from air bases in
Italy for another night of strikes now focused on the
infrastructure supporting Yugoslav military forces in
K sovo.
Wussian Prime MinisterYevgeny Primakov, a strong
opponent of the bombing campaign, went to Belgrade
yesterday in an effort to stop it but emerged with ill-
defined proposals that President Clinton and German
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder promptly rejected.

expands
After six hours of talks with Milosevic, Primakov
said upon arriving in Bonn that the Serb leader was
prepared to negotiate a political settlement and with-
draw some troops from the separatist province, but
only after the bombing stops.
Schroeder called this offer "unacceptable" and
Clinton used the same word in a brief statement.
"President Milosevic began this brutal campaign,"
Clinton added.
"It is his responsibility to bring it to an immediate
end and embrace a just peace. There is a strong con-
sensus in NATO that we must press forward with our
military action," he said.
As the war continues with unexpected brutality,
officials said the Clinton administration is beginning
to envisage a Kosovo that would be independent in all
but name, protected by an international power - pos-
sibly the United Nations, according to senior officials.
The U.S. view is that the Serbs have forfeited their
right to rule Kosovo by their actions in their offensive,
and the Kosovars have been so radicalized that they
will never agree to live under Serb rule.

targets
NATO's sense of urgency has increased as the tales
of horror emerging from Kosovo have multiplied and
neighboring countries have shown signs of staggering
under the weight of half a million refugees, including
100,000 who have fled the province since the bomb-
ing campaign began.
Yesterday Macedonia began rejecting Kosovar
Albanians without passports and a relief official said
border police turned back a train that carried dozens
of refugees because they lacked "proper documenta-
tion."
Despite Clinton's assertion of a "strong consensus"
in NATO, it was clear yesterday that disagreements
have surfaced within the alliance on tactics, if not on
the overall wisdom and necessity of the bombing
campaign.
Senior administration officials have acknowledged
that the scope and ferocity of the Serb crackdown in
Kosovo took them by surprise.
As special Kosovo representative James Pardew put
it yesterday, "What is shocking is the size, scope and
See KOSOVO, Page 7

AP PHOTO
Xhafer Elezix of West Bloomfield, Mich., joins hundreds of other Albanians in a
rally to support NATO military strikes in Yugoslavia outside the McNamara Federal
Building in Detroit yesterday.

Bill would
pgahize
low-stakes
gambing
Byy fely O'C mnwo
Daily Staff Reporter
tered a gambling pool sponsored
b our favorite sports bar lately?
Probably not, because commercial
establishments and regular citizens are
prohibited from unauthorized gambling
in Michigan.
But a new bill sponsored by Sen.
David Jaye (R-Macomb) would end
that restriction, allowing restaurants
and bars to attract clientele and draw
sports fanatics with dollar signs in their
ey -s .
Ay legislation says that couch pota-
to gamblers shouldn't be criminals in
the state of Michigan," Jaye said.
Small-stakes gambling pools are
"enjoyed for their entertainment value
and not their payoff."
Jaye's bill would legalize sports bet-
ting pools with some restrictions. Bars
sponsoring pools would not be able to
charge an organizing fee or make any
n ey off the pools. Participants
w d be able to wager no more than
$10 and the entire pot could be no larg-
er than $1,000. *
College athletes and employees of col-
lege athletic programs are currently pro-
hibited from betting on college sports
and Jaye's bill would not change this.
As the law stands now, bars and
restaurants can lose their liquor license
if any type of gambling takes place on
their premises. This includes gambling
p ^ s which are not affiliated with the
. ut are brought onto the property
by a customer.
A private citizen found to be gam-
bling illegally faces a misdemeanor
charge of up to a year in prison and/or
a $500 fine. This does not include the
state lottery, gambling casinos or other
forms of gambling that have been
approved by the state Legislature.
Jaye said his bill would take the
out of a harmless activity that
cold benefit business owners.
The bill "would bring a degree of
relief and peace of mind," Jaye said.
But state Rep. Mark Schauer (D-
Battle Creek) said the idea of loosening
restrictions on gambling makes him a
little nervous.
"My initial reaction is that I would
have concerns about it," Schauer said.
See GAMBLING, Page 2

Take me out to the ballgame

MSA discusses
procedures for
election revote

By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
The fraudulent votes cast during last week's
Michigan Student Assembly elections didn't just
postpone the results. They halted MSA dead in its
tracks.
Last night's meeting, originally scheduled to
be the traditional "in and out" meeting during
which old representatives turn over their seats
to those who are newly-elected, was instead a
more typical meeting, spent addressing con-
cerns over funding and the phony ballots dis-
covered last week.
Addressing the assembly on the plan of
action MSA's Elections Board had considered
yesterday, Hillel's Governing Board Chair
Micah Peltz said he thought the revote should
not be scheduled to conflict with the Jewish
holiday of Passover, which begins today at
sundown and continues until sundown
Saturday.
During Passover, Peltz explained, those who
strictly observe the holiday are advised to not
perform any work-related tasks, which
includes logging on to a computer to vote
again.
"It's pretty unacceptable," Peltz said. "I don't
want (the revote) to conflict with the observance of
any religious holiday."
After Peltz expressed his grievance, Elections
Director Andrew Serowik said the original time
the revote was scheduled to begin - 12 a.m. today
- was changed to 8 p.m. yesterday to accommo-
date those observing Passover.
Serowik continued to explain the situation sur-
rounding the fraudulent votes and the Elections
Board's plan of action and allowed assembly mem-
bers to ask questions. Inquiring about the
Department of Public Safety's investigation into
the situation, MSA Vice President Sarah Chopp
asked how the elections board would deal with
DPS's report if the election results were already
released.
"I think MSA can deal with that," Serowik said:

DANAIINNANE/Daily
Nine-year-old Erik Olsen waits for the Michigan baseball team's first home game of the season to
begin. The Wolverines defeated Central Michigan, 7-3.
code drawFIFS. debate

DARBY FRIEDLIS/Daily
Micah Peltz, chair of the Hillel Governing Board,
speaks at last night's Michigan Student Assembly
meeting about conflicts between the MSA
elections revote and Passover.
Serowik said only the races affected by the
fraudulent votes will require revotes, and the board
will not reveal the names of the candidates
involved in those particular races to the public or
assembly members.
With consent, the assembly voted to allot the
elections board $500 to conduct the re-vote.
Serowik said after the meeting that the
revote would cost approximately $750,
because he had negotiated a price amounting
to half the usual $1,500 cost of the online vot-
ing.
The LSA Student Government elections, which
were more affected by the fraudulent votes, will
also ask students to revote.
LSA-SG Elections Director Cagla Ozden said
the students will request that students cast ballots
in the representative race again, but not in the race
for executive offices.
See MSA, Page 2

By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
With the anti-sweatshop movement sparking
the fire of campus activism across the nation,
a White House-sponsored code of labor stan-
dards for apparel manufacturers is taking a lot
of heat.
The Apparel Daily Indepth
1~lb in d us t y
Industry
Partnership and Fair Labor Association code
- signed this month by 17 universities,
including all those in the Ivy League, Duke
University and others - was a White House
initiative started two years ago.

It currently is supported by numerous cor-
porations, national labor and consumer orga-
nizations.
.But many national labor organizations like the
National Labor Committee, American Federation
of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations
and Union of Needletrades, Industries and Textile
Employees and the Interfaith Center on Corporate
Responsibility oppose the AIP-FLA.
Numerous campus groups, like the
University's Students Organizing for Labor and
Economic Equality also oppose the code, calling
it weak.
See CODE, Page 7

4aily to assess affirmative action attitudes
The Michigan Daily will conduct the first comprehensive survey of student
opinions on affirmative action and admissions policies at the University.
The survey, designed in conjunction with the Department of
Communications Studies and the Institute for Social
st n Research, will be a probability sample of 1,600
University students, selected at random from all cur-
rently enrolled University students.
Students selected to take the survey will receive an
e-mail with the subject heading, "Michigan Daily
Student Survey."
To ensure all University students are represented, a
high level of participation is required. If you receive
an e-mail with this subject line, please respond as
soon as possible. The survey takes about 15 minutes
to complete.
The results of the survey will be reported in a

Student faces
court hearing
By Marta Brill
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA first-year student Aaron Bruns is scheduled to have his
preliminary hearing today at 1 pm at the Washtenaw County
Circuit Court for violating the Child Sexually Abusive Act - a
felony in the state of Michigan. If convicted Bruns faces a max-
imum sentence of seven years in jail and/or a $50,000 fine.
Bruns, an Ohio resident, allegedly downloaded child
pornography from the Internet on his computer from his
South Quad Residence Hall room.
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'U' broadened hoizons
in 19th Centuy: Female
By Sarah Lewis Center for the Education of Women librarian
Daily Staff Reporter Jeanne Miller said the black female population at the
"No one would wish a college to be homogeneous University was small and "the society as a whole was
in the wealth or race or social status of the families fairly segregated"-making information on minori-
of its students," former Radcliffe College ties in the 19th Century hard to attain.
President Ada Comstock wrote in "Women at Michigan," a new book
1927, according to Barbara Miller by Ruth Bordin detailing the histo-
Solomon's book "In the Company / ry of women at the University,
of Educated Women." -m $ states that the late 1800s ushered
But Mary Henrietta Graham, in several more women of color.
the first black woman believed ,- Sophia Bethena Jones, the
to have been admitted to the first black woman to graduate
University, did not gain tfrom the Medical School and
entrance until nearly 60 years the only black woman in the
after it was founded in 1817. P4art 3ofclass of 1885, started the first
While many specifics are 3-part series nurse-training program at Spelman
unknown, Information and Resource College and later became a resident
Coordinator Elizabeth James said physician, James said.

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