2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, December 4, 2000
Fox greets Mexicans liv
Los Angeles 'Dimes
MEXICO CITY - In his first offi-
cial act at the chief executive's com-
pound, President Vicente Fox met
yesterday with Mexicans who live in
the United States, signaling his resolve
to improve ties with the millions of his
fellow citizens driven to emigrate in
At a reception for more than 200
Mexican emigrants just two days after
his inauguration, Fox said the era is
over when Mexicans who left their
country were scoffed at back home.
"It seems to me that when a person
anywhere in the world leaves home
alone, with no, more baggage than his
mind, his heart and his passion to be
better, that person has to be the most
admirable there is, because inside that
person we are going to find the best
human values that lead to success:
Determination, courage, valor, pas-
sion, love," Fox said.
Such language reflected a decisive
break from past tendencies to ignore
or denigrate people who headed north
to escape poverty and earn a living in
the United States. Instead, Fox repeat-
ed his vow to govern "for 118 million
Mexicans"-- the 100 million here and
the 18 million people of Mexican
descent in the United States.
Yesterday's emotion-filled gathering
at Los Pinos, Mexico's presidential
residence, was part of the third and
final day of Fox's marathon inaugura-
tion celebration marking the end of 71
years of rule by the Institutional Revb-
lutionary Party. Fox, from the center-
right National Action Party, traveled
later to meet peasants in Mex
and then to a rally in Gua(
Mexico's second-largest city.
The delegation of Mexican
cans and Mexican citizens livi
United States included corpor
utives, students, activists and
figures from California, Texas
and other states. Joining Foxf
Mexican government were
Cabinet members and governo
"This ceremony should bet
an unmistakable signal of t
mitment that the Fox gove
makes to you and to the cot
of Mexicans abroad," said Ju
nandez, whom Fox has appo
head a presidential office on
The new office will help co
initiatives to use the fi
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dinner and tradition," Sheets said. "I come to it each
To attend the eagerly awaited event, residents had
to participate in it in some way. Abigail Short, an
LSA freshman, helped out by escorting guests dur-
ing the reception and dinner. "I like it because I get
to meet all the soloists" she said.
Soloist Dean Ely said he was impressed by the
girls' efforts. "Wonderful spectacular, amazing," he
said. "They certainly didn't have anything like this
when l was in college."
Although the event has a long history of tradi-
tions, a few were broken this year. For the first time,
the dinner included a male server, Bir Gamguly, who
was hired earlier this term.
This year's dinner also marked the first time an
international student, LSA senior Mitsuko Yakabi,
chaired the event. "Our goal was for all the residents
to be involved and just have fun," she said.
This year residents gave the event an international
twist, serving sushi for the hors d'oeuvres and other
international dishes at the dinner. The theme was
"Weaving a Tapestry of Community and Friendship."
ing in .S.ACROSS THE NATION(
ing in U.S.
ico state resources of the Mexican community Justice Dept investigators go to Florid
dalajara, in the United States as leverage for WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has sent representatives to Fk
economic development in Mexico. For da to gather information about alleged voting irregularities, a spokeswoman s
Ameri- example, Fox said, he will push pro- yesterday.
ng in the grams in which the Mexican govern- The department has received complaints that blacks and other minorities w
ate exec- ment would match investment by impeded by voting officials when they tried to cast ballots in several Floni
political U.S.-based Mexicans in their native locations.
, Illinois communities. "We have two people in Florida, but this is still part of our inquiry to gatl
from the Hernandez noted that delegates information to see what if any federal investigation is warranted," Justice Dep
a dozen brought a range of proposals to deepen ment spokeswoman Kara Peterman said yesterday.
rs. and exploit the links between Mexi- The NAACP says it has gathered 486 complaints and taken more than 3
taken as cans on both sides of the border. Texas pages of sworn testimony from people who say they were blocked from votii
he com- Lt. Gov. Rick Perry offered a pilot pro- The organization plans to file a lawsuit early this week alleging voter inim
ernment jcct in which Mexicans living on the tion and other violations of voting rights.
mmunity border could be attended by doctors on The Justice Department has authority to bring criminal prosecutions agai
tan Her- the U.S. side. anyone who denies someone's right to vote. The department also can bring ci
inted to Actor Edward James Olmos mar- lawsuits in some circumstances to alter racially discriminatory voting procedu
migrant veled at the sense of hope Fox's inau- in the future. But it has no authority for any action that might changeo y
guration has awakened "not just for totals from the Nov. 7 election.
)ordinate the Mexican people but for the whole The Rev. lesse Jackson, claiming "a clear pattern of voter suppression of Afric'
nanc ial hemisphere." American votes," wants the Justice Department to begin a formal investigation.
"Through the preparation we got to know each other PepsiCo to u rchase The latest PepsiCo offer apparen
tter, which is what this is really about," Yakabi said. Pmirrors one Quaker rejected in ea
House Director Marion Scher said residents Quaker for 13.4 November. The source said PepsiCo
serve the praise for the successful event. "They're again offering 2.3 shares per Quak
e ones who really organize it," she said. NEW YORK - PepsiCo Inc. has share; based on PepsiCo's closingpri
Guests of the event expressed enthusiasm about the agreed to buy Quaker Oats Co., the of $42.38 on Friday, the offer valu
auty of Martha Cook and the spirit of the dinner, maker of Gatorade and Cap'n Crunch Quaker Oats at $13.4 billion, or-
"I can't believe this is a dorm," said Danielle de cereal, for $13.4 billion in stock, a $97.46 per share.
ese, "Messiah" soprano soloist. "You guys just source close to the talks said yesterday.
ng out in these gorgeous rooms?" The boards of both companies . .
After the formal dinner residents performed a approved the deal over the weekend Promi sing leukemni
usicale featuring selections by Martha Cook's and an anouncement is expected
oir, the Cookie Chorale. today, the source told The Associated drug introd Ce
Press on condition of anonymity. HOUSTON - A leukemia drug t
types and help people see another side Gaining control of Gatorade would patients say has fewer side effects th
of Greek life. give PepsiCo the dominate brand in the aspirin has shown surprising succe
"There's a commonly held stereo- S2.5 billion sports drink market, which researchers at the University ofiex
place to type that all we do is party, but we has been growing faster than colas. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center say.
fight on do a ton of activities, things people "Gatorade would do even better The drug, ST571, a new treat
n said. don't really see," he said. "But under PepsiCo than it has under Quak- for chronic myelogenous leukeit
v Lamb, there's more to frats than just er Oats because of better marketing was a central topic at a weekend me
e hopes Thursday, Friday and Saturday and distribution' John Sicher, publish- ical conference in San Francisco.
stereo- nights." er of Beverage Digest, said yesterday. M.D. Anderson researchers repor
At least two PepsiCo rivals had con- ed that in all 31 CML patients giv(
ILE A L sidered acquiring Quaker: Coca-Cola the drug at the center last years t
als Co. abandoned talks two weeks ago cancer went into complete remissio
Continued from Page 1A after its board rejected a deal reported- Lead investigator Dr. Moshe Talp
ice? "The appearance of the Diag is ly worth S15.75 billion, and French called the pill "the holy grail we ai
depleting very fast because everyone food conglomerate Danone SA backed looking for in our business "
is not walking on the sidewalks," away from a possible bid last month. Houston Chronicle reportd ysteI
oM 13rugeman said. "There should be
more temporary sidewalks during the
ht Even with the new sidewalk in THE ORLO
place, some students like Engineering
sophomore Derek Sloane continue to
ank walk across the trampled paths where I eaup oPolitical pundits have gone so far as
es grass once grew. say that Palestinian Authority Chai
ce "It is more convenient to walk political Campaign man Yasser Arafat holds Brak
ar. across the beaten mud path if I am p i future in his hands. If Arafatca
that walking to the other side of the Diag, JERUSALEM -- With breathtak- reduce the. violence in the terito
the Sloane said. ing suddenness, the Palestinian revolt and Barak can conclude a peac
am LSA senior Keesha Walker said she that dominated the national con- agreement with him before the ele
an also has chosen not to use the new sciousness for more than two months tions, the prime minister's chanes
e sidewalk because part of it is blocked has been relegated to background being returned to office wi b
ns by a construction tarp. noise as Israelis turn their attention to immeasurably improved.
"I didn't use the sidewalk because a national election campaign that
of the tarp . I didn't know if they promises to be filled with drama and Death toll at4
wanted people walking on it yet " invective.
Walker said. Since Tuesday, when Prime Minis- India train disastr
tors ter Ehud Barak unexpectedly agreed - 4*
to dissolve Parliament and go to elec- NEW DELHI, India - Rali
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