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Continued from Page 1A
In Bakke, the Supreme Court ruled that racial
quotas used by the University of California at Davis
were unconstitutional, but in an opinion written by
Justice Lewis Powell, the government had an inter-
est in encouraging diversity.
Although many suspect that one of the lawsuits
filed against the University will make it to the
Supreme Court, Payton said that assumption isn't
necessarily the case.
"You can't know that with any certainty," he said,
adding that many other affirmative action cases cur-
rently pending in the court system could make it to
the high court first.
Although the cases involving the University may
not necessarily be the one to set the national stan-
dard on affirmative action, Payton said "in the next

couple of years, this issue will be decided by the
Supreme Court."
The panelists said many of affirmative action's
critics believe race plays a dominant role in whether
an applicant is accepted to the University.
But Lehman said race is only one of many deter-
mining factors in admissions. "We don't admit any-
one who we don't expect to succeed," he said.
LSA senior Jason Taylor, who said he supports
affirmative action, attended yesterday's forum. "It's
the first time I've heard empirical data used to how
benefits of diversity in higher education lead to a
better life-long outcome," Taylor said.
Yesterday's presentation came the week after the
4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.,
handed down a ruling that deemed the practice of
weighted admissions based on race at Arlington
Traditional School, a kindergarten in Virginia,

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versity Deputy General Counsel Liz Barry
section of the ruling actually supports diversi-
he educational world.
e decision in the 4th Circuit Court is that the
assumes that diversity is a compelling govern-
nterest," she said.
ording to the ruling, the judges deciding the
ssumed that diversity "may be a compelling
nmental interest and proceed to examine
er the policy was not narrowly tailored to
re diversity."
question and answer session followed the
:rs' presentations and although Krislov told
owd that their time was not supposed to be
for debate, several members of the audience
out and attacked the administration's defense
rmative action.
?aily Staff Reporter Jewel Gopwani contributed
to this report.
Continued from Page 1A
elected and to increase the visibility and
participation of blacks in the party,
Hailes said.
"Republicans outshine Democrats
when it comes to hiring blacks and
minorities," Hailes said.
Gov. John Engler appointed three
blacks to the state's higher courts, Hailes
said. "This is not an affirmative action
effort; this is basically taking that hiring
net and expanding it wide" and "taking
the most qualified person," he said.
Collins said he agreed with Hailes.
"We want to make this a party reflective
of the society that we live in," he said,
adding that it is important to dispel the
myths generally associated with
One of the main points Collins tried
to convey to students was the impor-
tance of community outreach. "I
encourage all of you to get involved" he
said. "You need to be involved in pro-
jects that humanize the Republican
Citing a survey published last spring
by The Michigan Daily, the Department
of Communications Studies and the
Institute for Social Research, Diamond
said 51 percent of students on campus
oppose affirmative action. "We believe
we are the majority on campus and we
want to find that majority"
Students were invited after the meet-
ing to join the College Republicans and
volunteer for Republican presidential
"They present a view on campus that
isn't often heard," LSA first-year student
Chip Englander said. "I'm not a 100-
percent supporter, but I'm interested in
the diversity of ideas," he added.
Other students were sure of the their
desire to get involved. LSA junior Adam
Killian said he decided prior to the
meeting that he would join the College
Republicans and participate in a com-
munity outreach program.

Gore relocates campaign to Tennessee
WASHINGTON - Vice President Al Gore, shaken by the unexpected strength
of Bill Bradley's challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination, abruptly
uprooted his inside-the-Beltway campaign yesterday for a move to Tennessee and
"an opportunity for transformation"
"This is a hard, tough fight," said Gore, challenging Bradley to a series of iss
By relocating his headquarters from Washington's K Street, a corridor of lobby-
ing and law firms, to Nashville's Church Street, the former Tennessee senator who
grew up in Washington said he hoped to "get closer to the American people, clos-
er to the grassroots and out of the Beltway and into the heartland"
"Every election that I have won has been headquartered in Tennessee," Gore
After months of acting out the presumption that his only competitor was
Republican front-runner George W. Bush, Gore said yesterday that he was eager to
debate Bradley on such issues as health care, crime and the environment as a way to
"make of this campaign a chance for our country to rekindle the spirit of democracy."
Bradley, campaigning in California, told reporters: "For the last 10 months, t
vice president and his campaign have been ignoring me and now they want
debate me. I think that shows we're making some progress."

Reagan biographer
defends new book
NEW YORK - For a man whose
biography of Ronald Reagan has
touched off a cultural storm, Edmund
Morris is remarkably soft-spoken and
polite, flinching only slightly at the
questions that dog him wherever he
goes: Why did he thrust himself and fic-
tional characters into the story of an
American president? Has he written a
biography that can be believed?
Eyes narrowing, the historian conced-
ed in an interview yesterday that he has
taken liberties, but in no way diluted the
veracity of his newly published book.
Frustrated by a subject who he said "is
incapable of self-analysis," Morris sug-
gested that he had no choice but to blaze
a novel trail into the former president's
inner life.
"I wanted to bring to his first 70 years
the same closeness of observation, visu-
al and auditory, that I was able to bring to
his presidential years," said Morris, who
was named Reagan's official biographer
in 1985. Morris, interviewed in Random

House's Manhattan offices, enjoyed
extraordinary access to the White House
- interviewing Reagan regularly and
sitting in on innumerable meetings. But
he conceded that adding fictional char-
acters to describe earlier events was
needed to "enrich" his epic story.
Clinton signs bill 0
raise president's p'AV
WASHINGTON - President
Clinton signed legislation yesterday
that will double future presidents'
annual salaries to $400,000 and let
members of Congress collect their sec-
ond pay increase in two years.
House and Senate members' salar,
will climb by $4,600 to $141,300 a
year beginning in January. Members of
Congress last got a pay increase in
January 1998 and before that in I093.
The increase to $400,000 will be the
first presidential pay raise since 1969,
but it will not take effect until Clinton
leaves office Jan'. 20, 2001 .,The
Constitution forbids any change in a
president's salary while he is in offic.

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Police block march
to Milosevic's home
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -
Thousands of pro-democracy marchers
came face-to-face with Serbia's dread-
ed Interior Ministry police yesterday
night, but backed down in time to avoid
serious violence.
An estimated 25,000 protesters, led
by Democratic Party President Zoran
Djindjic, were dispersed by hundreds
of club-wielding riot police in central
Belgrade as the crowd headed toward
Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic's home. The police were
backed up by five vehicles mounted
with water cannons.
"Go back to Kosovo!" angry demon-
strators shouted at the police as protest
organizers linked arms to keep the
surging crowd back. "Murderers!
Murderers!" they taunted.
Serbia's Interior Ministry police are
suspected of committing some of the
worst atrocities against ethnic
Albanians in more than a year of civil

war in Kosovo, a southern province of
Serbia, which is the dominant republic
in Yugoslavia.
About 45 minutes after the protest
stopped just a few yards away from
Yugoslav army's headquarters, poll e
moved against the crowd, hitting
demonstrators who didn't run fast
Cohen: militias may
attack peacekeepers
JAKARTA, Indonesia - .,Pro-
Indonesia militias may be planning gi
rilla raids on the Australian-led interna-
tional peacekeepers in devastated East
Timor, American officials said yesterday.
Defense Secretary William Cohen
said he would raise the matter today in
meetings with Indonesian military and
government officials and stress that
there must be no Indonesian army
involvement - or even tacit support
for violence against the peacekeepers.
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