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2-The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 N ATION/W ORLD
Bradley proposes health care plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Presidential
candidate Bill Bradley unveiled a $65 bil-
lion plan yesterday to dramatically
expand the federal health care system,
and accused Al Gore of shying away
from the challenge to insure all
"This is not the time to be timid," he
Bradley, who called health care cover-
age an unalienable right - as much as
the guarantees of "life, liberty and pur-
suit of happiness" - would allow
Americans to enroll in the same health
care coverage provided for members of
Congress and federal employees, poten-
tially exploding the size of the Federal
Employees Health Benefits Program.
The poor would get subsidies, parents

would be told to seek insurance for their
newborns, the Medicaid system would
largely be scrapped and tax breaks would
go to all Americans who pay insurance
Gore's campaign called Bradley's plan
to provide universal coverage of the plan
"wildly unrealistic" and "wildly expen-
sive," defending the vice president's more
limited approach that would expand fed-
eral efforts to insure all children and
incrementally extend coverage to unin-
sured adults.
Bradley made clear what he thought of
the Gore plan. "I think that what he has
proposed is definitely timid compared to
what we have proposed," he said at a
news conference following the speech.
The sweeping, expensive nature of the

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program fits with Bradley's promise to
the candidate of "big ideas." But his pro-
posal also opens the former New Jersey
senator to criticism that he is pushing lib-
eral, big-government solutions to a com-
plicated problem.
Mindful of the failure of President
Clinton's 1993 health care plan, Bradley
said he would not create "a massive
Bradley is mounting a challenge to
Gore in early primary states, because of
his support among independents and
moderate Democrats. Yet, on health care
and other issues, Bradley is generally
more liberal than the vice president as he
seeks to carve into Gore's political base.
"We can commit ourselves to the
proposition that when it comes to health
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as a Day for the Free and Open Debate
on Affirmative Action.
MSA Rep. Rory Diamond, an LSA
junior, wrote the resolution because he
said he feels students are intimidated
to talk honestly about race relations,
fearing that they will be ostracized
for having anti-affirmative action
"Fifty-one percent of students
oppose the use of race in University
admissions," he said, citing a student
survey conducted by The Michigan
Daily, the Department of
Communications Studies and the
Institute for Social Research. "If


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care, everyone will have the American
dream - at last," Bradley told 500 sup-
porters and students packed into an audi-
torium at Los Angeles Valley College.
He said his price tag "is a great deal of
money, but a campaign proposal without
a price tag is just another politician's
promise." The line was a clear reference
to Gore, who has not estimated the cost
of his health care plan.
Supporters of the vice president dis-
tributed press releases at the college
questioning the cost of Bradley's plan
and suggesting that employers might be
tempted to drop insurance coverage pro-
vided to employees. Bradley said he had
no plan to forbid employers from drop-
ping coverage, but he left the door open
to address the problem later.
we, the Assembly, are supposed to
represent the entire student body,
then their voices should be heard."
The day comes exactly one week
before the Oct. 21 National Day of
Action in Defense of Integration and
Affirmative Action.
The last clause of Diamond's reso-
lution, which was struck from the
text before the final vote, caused dis-
cord among the representatives. It
called for MSA to neither support
nor endorse any organizations, name-
ly the Coalition to Defend
Affirmative Action By Any Means
LSA senior Peter Handler initially
suggested to remove this statement.
"Not funding BAMN won't
accomplish anything," Handler said.
"Furthermore, it has always been
(the Budget and Priorities
Committee's) policy not to look at
content," he added.
But Diamond said BAMN prevents
.liberal campus groups from organiz-
ing effectively. "The purpose of the
resolution was to ask, 'are we going
to support BAMN?'" he said.
In conjunction with the Day for Free
and Open Debate, Diamond said race
relations expert D'nesh D'souza has
agreed to speak and engage in debate
with others on that day. D'souza does
not support affirmative action.
At yesterday's meeting, the assem-
bly also approved its internal budget
for the school year.
It prioritized funding based on
assembly groups', such as commit-
tees and commissions, impact on
campus, BPC Chair Glen Roe said.
The funds come from the $5.69 fee
all students pay along with their
tuition bills.
MSA Treasurer Suzanne Owen
said the budget is similar to last
year's, with the exception of some
committee budget adjustments.
Overall, Owen said that she is
pleased with the budget. "I am confi-
dent that every committee will have
access to what they need," she said.
MSA also voted to support this
week's Homecoming festivities.

House leaders look to
raise inimu wage
Republicans' $792 billion tax bill offi-
cially dead, lawmakers and lobbyists
for business interests are looking to a
bill boosting the minimum wage as
their best vehicle for achieving signifi-
cant tax relief this year.
Republicans had previously
promised to provide help to small busi-
nesses most affected by a wage boost,
following the same approach they
adopted in 1996 when they raised the
minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.15 an
Now lawmakers are considering
broader measures, including pension
reform and eliminating the estate tax,
which could transform a relatively
modest bill into a much more ambi-
tious package.
"Instead of having a spoonful of
sugar to help the medicine down,
some of our members would like a
wheelbarrow of sugar," said Trent
Duffy, spokesperson for House Ways

Decision affects grandparents' rights
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court set the stage yesterday for an
important ruling on grandparents' rights to see their grandchildren even
when parents object - a case that could affect laws in all 50 states.
The nine justices - six of them with grandchildren of their own - agreed
to decide whether a state can give visitation rights to grandparents when
after a divorce or some other family split, the children's parents say no.
The case involves Washington state, where the state's highest court ruled
that such a law violates parents' "fundamental right" to rear their families'
without governmental interference. All other states have similar laws.
"State intervention to better a child's quality of life through third-party
visitation is not justified where the child's circumstances are otherwise satis-
factory," the state court said last Dec. 24 in wiping out a Anacortes, Wash.,
couple's legal right to see their two granddaughters.
"To suggest otherwise would be the logical equivalent of asserting that the
state has the authority to break up stable families and redistribute its infant
population to provide each child with the 'best family,"' the state court
The justices indicated they will hear arguments in the case in January
Their decision is expected by next June.

and Means Committee Chair Bill
Archer (R-Texas). "That's why some
of our members are talking boldly
about attaching major tax relief to the
minimum wage increase."
Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.), a
leader in the effort to raise the mini
mum wage by more than SI during a
four year period, said "everyone's
throwing everything but the kitchen
sink" into the mix of proposals under
Ku Klux Klan finds
trouble cleaning up
ST. LOUIS -The Boy Scouts can do
it. So can religious congregations.
But when the Knights of the Ku
Klux Klan volunteered to pick up lit-
ter here as part of Missouri's Adopt-a-
Highway program, state administra-
tors balked.
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locked in a legal battle over the right to
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Grenade attack on
Serb market kills two
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -Two rifle-
propelled grenades exploded yesterday
in an outdoor suburban market packed
with Serbs, killing two people and
injuring dozens of others, NATO said.
In response, Serbs blocked Kosovo's
main highway and demanded better
security. Hundreds of vehicles were
backed up for miles on the road from
Pristina to Pec, while British soldiers
prevented traffic from reaching the
NATO said 39 people were injured in
the explosions, which occurred at about
10 a.m. in the outdoor market in
Kosovo Polje, just west of the provin-
cial capital, Pristina. But head nurse
Jasmina Brosic at Kosovo Polje hospi-
tal said 47 were injured, five of them
seriously. She said the two dead were
middle-aged men.
Peacekeepers arrested four people
- two of them ethnic Albanians and
the others unidentified, NATO

spokesperson Major Ole Irgens said.
Dusan Ristic, a Serb official in
Kosovo, blamed ethnic Albanian
extremists for the attack, calling it a
"massacre." Ristic told Yugoslavia's
independent Beta news agency that
Kosovo Polje and surrounding Serb vil-
lages had been under constant attacks
by ethnic Albanians in the past days.
New reports of
atrocities emerge
DILI, East Timor - As the United
Nations prepared to investigate atrocitie
in East Timor, accounts emerged yester
day that Indonesian soldiers and their
allies massacred civilians even after a
multinational force arrived to impose
The two nuns, five church workers
and students, an Indonesian journalist
and a local driver were killed on
Saturday after delivering medicine and
food to refugees displaced after East
Timor's Aug. 30 vote for independence.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports

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