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NATION/WORLD

OCCUPATION
Continued from Page 1
Native American culture is the usage
of names that are meant to resemble
Native American names.
=He referred in particular to "Great
Scalper Yost," the nickname taken by
former University Athletic Director
Fielding Yost. In addition, a plaque
hanging on the wall of the meeting
space lists the nicknames of
Michigamua members such as
'Squaw Teaser Lloyd' and 'Slit Eye
Fife.'
Delgado said that he and Michiga-
mua have no objection to the removal
of objects that are offensive to Native
Americans.
"All that stuff that's up there that is
degrading to Native American culture

needs to he removed. We take full
responsibility for that," Delgado said
at the meeting.
Many of the visitors were visibly
shocked by what they saw in the
Michigamua room.
"This is revolting," LSA junior
Carla Butler said. "I didn't know this
went on at this University."
An LSA sophomore, who wished to
remain anonymous, said although he
feels certain aspects of Michigamua
practices were offensive, he did think
SCC was overreacting to the situation.
"It seems to me like this is a total
disrespect of Native American cul-
ture," he said. "I think they are
jumping the gun, but at the same
time, if this is something they are
passionate about then God bless
them."

MSA
Continued from Page 1
SCC had accused Michigamua of
many racist activities, they had given
little proof that any actual activities
occurred.
Bernal countered by saying that
their exact actions may not be racist,
but the fact that they meet inside a
"mockery of a wigwam, refer to
themselves as 'fighting wolves' and
operate with Native American arti-
facts starting at them," can be con-
sidered racist.
But Delgado said the current mem-
bers are intent on getting rid of the
artifacts.
"This has been a gradual process
over time, but we are committed to
getting rid of everything," Delgado
said.
MSA Vice President Andy
Coulouris said he sincerely doubts
the members of the group are
racist, but that a problem still
exists.
"The fact that there are still ves-
tiges about Michigamua being a
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racist group is an inherent problem.
I'm a white guy and I felt uneasy
about walking into the room today;
I can't imagine how I would feel if I
was a student of color," Coulouris
said.
After three hours of debate, the
assembly voted to pass a revised res-
olution, supporting the SCC and
calling for the administration to
grant the demands of the occupation,
which includes severing University
affiliation with Michigamua.
Nolan said he was disappointed the
resolution.
"I support the intent of the resolu-
tion, but I don't support the actions
of the SCC. I agree the references to
Native Americans need to be taken
away, but I think the issue should
have been presented to the public
with a full disclosure of both sides,"
Nolan said.
Kym Stewart, Communications
chairwoman and member of SCC,
said she agrees with the resolution.
"This is a big step for MSA. It
shows we can still be a representative
for the students," she said.
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Silicon valley seeks foreign workers
WASHINGTON - High-tech companies, desperate for workers amid a
booming economy, want to hire more foreigners and are pushing Congress to
expand an immigration program that will let them do just that.
Congress temporarily expanded the program in 1998, increasing the number
of six-year visas from 65,000 to 115,000 per year. But that hasn't satisfied the
high-tech industry's appetite for skilled workers with college degrees.
Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, reacting to the industry's grow
ing clout, are developing legislation that would respond to that desire, despite
criticism from labor, which contends the foreign workers are unneeded and
underpaid at the high-tech jobs.
"The most far-out thinking is being done at universities and in the labs," said
Mary Dee Beall, government affairs manager at Hewlett-Packard Co. in Palo
Alto, Calif., which used the program to hire 200 of 7,800 new workers last year.
"If we can't get the foreigners, we're not getting enough of the new skills into
the company."
The number of high-tech jobs nationwide grew from about 4 million in 1990
to more than 4.8 million in 1998, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"It's just booming," said Thom Stohler of the American Electronics Associao
tion. "The pipeline doesn't look promising for filling these slots."

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WASHINGTON - President
Clinton is seeking $4.8 million to
further preserve World War II
internment camps used to confine
120,000 Japanese-Americans.
In the federal government's latest
effort to atone for uprooting these
lives, Clinton's new budget asks Con-
gress to pay for a visitor center at
Manzanar National Historic Site - a
former internment camp in California
about 200 miles northeast of Los
Angeles - and to buy or trade land to
protect former camps in Wyoming,
Utah, Idaho and Arkansas.
The administration also wants to
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national park system, as well as other
sites that Park Service officials say
illustrate "key events or social move-
ments" on the World War 11 home
front.
The proposed spending was
announced by Vice President Al Gore

and is one of a long list of items in the
administration's proposed budget that
target California, a vote-rich state that
is vital to Gore's hopes of succeeding
Clinton.
In recently announcing the funding
request, Gore called it "an important
step to honor and preserve the experi-
ences of Japanese-Americans"
Order limits use of
genetic information
WASHINGTON - President
Clinton signed an executive order
yesterday limiting the use of genetic
information by federal agencies in
hiring and promotion.
The order prohibits federal agen
cies from collecting genetic infor-
mation from their 2.8 milli4*
civilian employees or using such
information to make hiring, promo-
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sive federal legislation, people -
including federal workers - will
remain vulnerable to the misuse of
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STANSTED, England - With the
welfare of more than 150 exhausted
passengers foremost in their minds,
British negotiators said yesterday they
were prepared to be patient with the
hijackers holding an Afghan airliner
for a third day.
Some people had left the plane late
yesterday night, but police could not
give an exact number or say whether
they were hostages or hijackers. SKY
TV News reported that three figures
had been seen emerging from the win-
dow of the cockpit and dropping to
the ground and fleeing.
Meanwhile, negotiators said talks
could go on for days. "The negotia-
tions are going forward in a profes-
sional way, in a fairly calm way," said
John Broughton, Essex Police assis-
tant chief constable.
"The principal concern here is the
safety of the passengers on board that
aircraft," he said.
The aims of the hijackers, believed

to be Afghans, remained uncleor.
Speculation ranged from an elaborate
play for political asylum to a bid to
win the release of Ismail Khan, a for-
mer regional governor in Afghanistan
detained since 1997 by the country's
ruling Taliban movement.
Asked about a potential asylum bid,
Broughton said, "In talking around the
issues, there are a lot of things raised:'
Israel attacks targets
deep inside Lebanon
JERUSALEM - Under mounting
domestic pressure to avenge devas
ing Hezbollah attacks on Israeli s
diers, in south Lebanon, Prime
Minister Ehud Barak launched air
attacks yesterday against targets deep
into Lebanon, including the outskirts
of Beirut, the capital.
Israeli fighter planes struck at
Baalbek, knocking out power to the
ancient city used as a headquarters
by the Hezbollah in eastern
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