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NATION/WORLD

FLORIDA
Continued from Page JA
should look at the whole person, taking
into account skill, experience, talent,
achievement and background. No one
numeric indicator can take the place of
a thoughtful process. This program will
not address diversity at the University
of Florida, the system's flagship cam-
pus. We can expect to see the same
drop in minority enrollment there as we
did at UC at Berkeley and UCLA."
"In theory, the One Florida Initiative
sounds good, but in application it could
have detrimental results," said Tony
Johnson, a senior at Florida State Uni-
versity. He said minority students had
voiced their concerns about the One
Florida Initiative at round table discus-
sions at the university and at a protest
outside the capitol in Tallahassee on

Feb. 9. He said another protest in Talla-
hassee was planned for the March 7th
opening of the legislative session.
"We hope to stop the policy before it
goes into effect and reevaluate where
we should go with it," Johnson said.
The Florida Board of Education will
vote on One Florida Initiative at its
meeting tomorrow, said Leslie Steele,
public information officer for the gov-
ernor.
"It is clear that the Florida regents
are struggling with how to implement
Bush's order and still maintain a diverse
student body," Barry said. The regents
have not instituted the program in grad-
uate schools or financial aid, she said.
"There is no easy answer here: they
are being asked to implement a race-
blind system in a environment where
race continues to be relevant," Barry
said.

WISCONSI N
Continued from Page 1A
of the campus by disrupting class
access and other university business,"
Ward said in a written statement deliv-
ered to the students Saturday.
Ward ended the statement with: "I
will not allow this to continue. I will not
engage with you in a discussion about
how it should end. I expect you to leave."
But protesters refused to leave, not-
ing Ward had not met all of their
demands. Their demands involve
sweatshop issues and those of student
representation in other university
issues and immunity from administra-
tive and legal punishment.
Madison police confirmed their pres-
ence at the scene, but referred questions
to university officials, who declined to
comment, other than confirming the

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number of arrests and the charges.
Wehr said the police used excessive
force including handcuffing too tightly
and recklessly throwing students into
cars. Wehr also said police tried to
separate seven of the protesters who
had locked themselves together using
U-Locks. "At first they tried to pick
them up, which could have caused
serious head, neck, or spinal injuries,"
Wehr said, The police apparently then
separated some of the students by
putting wet towels over their heads,
and cutting through the locks with a
saw. After some of the students were
separated, they were strip-searched for
the keys to the locks.
Wehr reported that bail for the arrest-
ed students ranged from $400 to $700
each, but students received donations
from community members. The estimat-
ed bail was $21,000 for all the students.
WRC
Continued from Page 1A
Indiana Dean of Student Affairs
Richard McKaig said his school will
be operating as "full members" and
continue its association with the WRC
"as long as it completes its objectives."
University General Counsel Marvin
Krislov also acknowledged that the
agreement between the universities is
vague, but pointed out that the adminis-
tration was "working down to the wire"
on this issue. While no specific timeline
has been given for the University's
memberships, Krislov said, "We're com-
mitted to trying it out and not giving it a
finite timeline. We'll participate, bring
out ideas, try to help the organization
grow and achieve the things it needs to
do to make a difference."
Despite these concerns, the mem-
bership of these three universities is
considered a triumph for the WRC,
whose other members - Brown Uni-
versity, Loyola University New
Orleans, Haverford College, Bard Col-
lege and Oberlin College - are not
considered to have the licensing capa-
bility of the three Big 10 schools.
"A week and a half ago, President
Bollinger was unwilling to talk about
any kind of membership. Workers and
students have made their demands and
they have been met," SOLE member
Peter Romer-Friedman said.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) praised
SOLE members at the conference.
"Whoever said student activism is
dead must be dead themselves," he said.

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ACROSS NATION

Supreme Court to review health care
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday that
asks if patients can trust doctors who are paid bonuses by their health plans to
cut medical costs. The outcome may determine whether the 125 million Ameri
cans who are in group health plans have legal recourse when they suspect that their
doctors have denied them care because of a financial incentive paid by the managed
care company that employs them.
Until now, aggrieved HMO patients have found little relief in federal courts. But
the case of Cynthia Herdrich may change all that. Herdrich, now an environmental
planner in Loveland, Colo., was 33 years old in 1991 when she went to her Illinois
HMO doubled over in pain. Her doctor diagnosed her with a urinary tract infection
and sent her away with an antibiotic. When Herdrich returned nearly a week
later, still in pain, her physician, Lori Pegram, said that she had an ovarian
cyst and recommended an ultrasound. But before Herdrich could have the
ultrasound at a hospital in her HMO's network, her appendix ruptured and
sent a severe peritonitis infection through her body.
Herdrich sued her doctor and her HMO. She alleged that, because her doc-
tor was paid a year-end bonus for limiting referrals for tests and treatments at
out-of-network hospitals, the HMO had violated its responsibilities under a
federal law that requires administrators of a benefit plan to put first the inter-

ests of people covered by the plan.
U.S.-China trade
relations in debate
WASHINGTON - Rattled by
what many view as mixed signals
from Vice President Al Gore, con-
gressional Democrats are exploring
ways to make a difficult vote on
granting permanent trade benefits to
China more politically acceptable.
Side agreements to retain some
congressional oversight over Chi-
nese conduct on issues dealing with
workers' rights and environmental
concerns appears to be gaining
favor in the intensifying debate, at
least among Demociats.
Measures were expected to be
introduced this week by Rep.
Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and Sen.
Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to try to
make the China trade deal more
palatable by establishing review
procedures.
President Clinton is resisting
efforts to attach such strings. But
the proposals could provide political
cover for troubled Democrats,
whose support is needed to propel

the endangered China trade deal to
passage this spring or early summer:
Clinton has teamed with free
trading Republicans to push the
measure, which would bring China
into the World Trade Organizatibn.
At the same time, labor unions are
courting conservative Republicans 0
opposed to China's entry.
C-SPAN survey:
Lincoln best leader
WASHINGTON -- Historians who
were surveyed about the leadership
qualities of the 41 presidents of the
United States judged Abraham Lincoln
to be No. 1, followed by Franklin D.
Roosevelt, George Washington,@
Theodore Roosevelt and Harry Truman.
The survey will be released today
by C-SPAN to coincide with Presi-
dents Day.
Judging the presidents on 10 quali-
ties of leadership were 58 historians
from across the political spectrum
who contributed to C-SPAN's year-
long television series, "American
Presidents: Life Portraits."

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Iranian reforn party
wins by 'landslide'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's
hard-line ruling clergy wanted mere-
ly to spice up the 1997 presidential
race when they approved the moder-
ate candidacy of a relatively
unknown mullah named Mohammad
Khatami.
Instead, Khatami's surprising land-
slide victory set in motion a reform
juggernaut that, according to weekend
results, was sweeping hard-liners out
of Parliament, dealing another blow to
their shrinking influence.
Reform candidates - who have
promised to create a civil society with
individual and political freedoms -
are riding on Khatami's success, pop-
ularity and vision.
Khatami's election has been sancti-
fied by the reformist movement. The
coalition that seemed to be winning
Friday's election calls itself 2nd of
Khordad, a reference to the date in the
Iranian calendar - equivalent to May
23, 1997 - when the presidential poll

was held.
As a candidate, Khatami became a
magnet for closet liberals and provide-
hope to the youth and women groan-
ing under the rigid rules enforced',r
the name of Islam.
African students
vow to give blood
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Thou-
sands of other recent high school
graduates are pledging to donate
blood 25 times during their late
teens and early 20s as part of a
pational campaign to keep younO
people HIV-free. Across Africa,
about half of infections from HIV;
the virus that causes AIDS, strike-
those younger than 25.
In Zimbabwe, about 1,000 people
die weekly of AIDS-related illnesses.
HIV infection rates among bl'obd
donors have been low throughout tlhI
AIDS epidemic, with less than I per
cent of donors testing positive last
year.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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