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Hartford looks forward to Meredith College
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"I wish I had been able to get us closer to getting
some final decisions on the Hill Dining Hall,"
Some of Hartford's biggest projects include the
Student Code of Conduct Review, Binge Drinking
Task Force and Center for Community Service and
Hartford said by the end of the semester she hopes
to have specific changes to the Code of Student
Conduct's language and structure proposed by the
Michigan Student Assembly moving into final stages.
Also Hartford said she plans to reorganize the
"I really like what we've done with leadership and
- Maureen Hartford
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of Student Conflict Resolution.
Hartford said she would like to take community
outreach programs, like those she helped to imple-
ment at the University, to North Carolina.
"I really like what we've done with leadership and
community service," Hartford said.
In terms of funding, Hartford said she would like to
raise money for the Center for Community Services
and Learning through fundraising efforts and private
One of Hartford's last duties at the University will
be to prepare major budget proposals for the next aca-
demic year and submit them to the Provost's office in
A search committee to replace Hartford is expected
to be formed next fall.
Allied ground forces in Balkans grow
WASHINGTON -As hundreds more aircraft join NATO's air campaign, a less-
noticed array of allied ground forces is assembling on the southern rim of
Some were brought to the region for humanitarian work and others for
potential deployment as peacekeepers. But they could serve as the nucleus of
an invasion force if the leaders of NATO reverse themselves and decide tl
only an invasion will achieve their aims against Yugoslavian Preside
The possible deployment of combat troops was discussed on both sides of the
Atlantic yesterday. Secretary of .State Madeleine Albright said anew that the
Clinton administration is confident air power will achieve NATO's purposes and
NATO Secretary General Javier Solana said the allies have no plans to authorize
But, in a significant addition to the ongoing ground troop dialogue, he added
that "if the moment comes when it is necessary" to invade Yugoslavia, "I'm sure
the countries that belong to NATO will be ready to do itw"
Britain's Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook stressed it would take two to
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of FAA airport rules
WASHINGTON - A coalition of
firefighting groups and unions said last
week that many airport fire and rescue
organizations are seriously short of
equipment and staff because Federal
Aviation Administration rules are out-
The coalition said even the word "res-
cue" is a misnomer because the FAA
does not require airport firefighters to
be prepared to enter downed planes to
fight interior fires or to rescue passen-
"The FAA is the only standard-set-
ting body in the United States that
does not recognize victim rescue and
interior fire fighting as an integral
part of the firefighter's job descrip-
tion," said the report by the Coalition
for Airport and Airplane Passenger
The group includes the International
Association of Fire Fighters, the
International Association of Fire
Chiefs, the National Fire Protection
f one were ordered. Military expe.
Association and most major airline
"In reality, (FAA rules) instruct fire-
fighters to provide only enough protec-
tion to ensure a single path through
burning jet fuel for those fortunate pas-
sengers who can escape on their own,"
the report stated.
Co orations help
fun NATO's 50th
WASHINGTON - Amid platters
of stuffed grape leaves and hummus
laid out in the Turkish ambassador's
residence, diplomats, Congress mem-
bers and federal officials mingled
with executives whose corporations
are kicking in $250,000 apiece for
the NATO summit.
Schmoozing and talking business
with leaders from 43 foreign coun-
tries and the United States are part
of the payoff for American corporate
sponsors helping finance the recep-
tions, logistics and hoopla surround-
ing NATO's 50th anniversary. The
summit begins Friday in
AROUND THE WORLD
April 20, 1999 - 4pm. Hale Auditorium*
On "Sustainable Futures"
Palestinians seek U.S.
support for statehood
JERUSALEM - Palestinians want
a written assurance that the United
States will back Palestinian statehood
in exchange for a delay in its declara-
tion, a diplomat said yesterday.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has
sent his deputy, Mahmoud Abbas, to
Washington for another round of talks
with U.S. officials regarding the decla-
ration of an independent state.
The Clinton administration is seek-
ing a one-year extension of the Oslo
peace accords, scheduled to end May 4,
out of concern that a unilateral declara-
tion of statehood on that date would
sink the fragile peace process.
Hassan Abdul-Rahman, the
Palestine Liberation Organization's
Washington representative, told The
Associated Press that Abbas had met
with U.S. Mideast envoy Dennis Ross.
More meetings were expected once
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat
arrived in Washington last night.
*Hale Auditorium is located at the U of M Business School, Hill and Tappan Streets
"The American position regarding
several issues will be sent in a letter to
President Arafat, the PLO diplomat
said. He said the United States is con-
sidering holding a three-way summit in
Washington in July - after Isr*
elects its next prime minister- to rein-
vigorate the peace process.
LONDON - Police scoured video
yesterday from closed-circuit TV secu-
rity cameras, searching for clues to a
bomb attack in a racially diverse neig
borhood of London.
Hospital officials said two men hurt
in the blast Saturday had severe eye
injuries, but refused to comment on TV
reports that both have been blinded per-
Fourteen of the 39 people injured
when the bomb exploded in a busy
shopping street in Brixton - mostly
people hit by nails and flying glass -
remained hospitalized yesterday.
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