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NATION/WORLD

BUSH
Continued from Page 1
math and reading, the option of direct-
ing any funds towards private schools
was enough to make the New Democ-
rat Coalition announce their own edu-
cation plan through of one-time vice
presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieber-
man (D-Conn.).
In a statement made yesterday
morning, Lieberman made it clear that
the two plans have much in common.
"We are happy to say that President
Bush has articulated a set of priorities
that overlap significantly with our New
Democratic proposal," he said.
After pointing out that the Democ-
rats had "serious differences" with
Bush's plan - not only with vouchers
but with the distribution of federal
funds to the poorest communities --
Lieberman added, "... We share a
commitment to strengthening account-
ability, broadening flexibility for local
schools, spurring innovation, and pro-
moting public school choice."
Susan Shafer, spokeswoman for
Michigan Gov. John Engler, said
although the governor opposed the
voucher proposal that ran statewide in
the last election, he strongly supports
Bush's education plan.
"He's supportive of higher stan-
dards of accountability," Shafer said of
the governor. "If parents feel that their
school district isn't performing they
need to have other options"
When asked if the president would
be willing to give ups the voucher por-
tion of the plan to insure the rest of his
education reform proposal, Stanzel said,
"President Bush feels that all portions of
his educational proposal are important
and giving parent's school choice is an
important part of that plan."

CC argues athletes have
little time for school, studying

NCAA
Continued from Page 1
been neglected until now. "There is
no way that these guys should be
raising the fact that they are not cov-
ered" for non-mandatory practices,
Waters said.
"One of the primary missions of
the NCAA is to maintain student
welfare," said Jane Jankowski, assis-
tant director of media relations with
the NCAA. Athletes' safety is "con-
stantly at the forefront."
The reforms CAC is seeking
would "help athletes focus on what
they're there for, which is athletics
and academics," lHuma said.
lluma said the graduation rate for
athletes hovers somewhere around 50
percent. "We feel strongly that that
needs to increase," Huma said. This
aspect involves more consideration
for student-athletes when they sched-
ule classes or guidance in possible
post-graduation careers.
The CAC also raised concern
about the difficulty of scheduling a
life around numerous sports prac-
tices, Huma said.
While the CAC does not have a
presence on the University of Michi-
gan's campus, Warde Manuel, associ-
ate athletic director at the University,
said the administration is "acutely
aware of the time constraints" stu-
dent-athletes face.
"We are committed to the voice of

"We are committed to the voice of our
student athletes."
- Warde Maunel
University of Michigan Associate Athletic Director

our student-athletes," Maunel said.
He noted that UCLA is a different
institution in a different conference.
Issues that may be of pressing con-
cern there might not have the same
priority here, Manuel said.
That is not to say they aren't
important issues, said Jamie Morris,
assistant marketing director at the
University.
Manuel added that there is a stu-
dent-athletic advisory board where
concerns can be addressed.
"The NCAA for at least 10 years
has had a student-athlete advisory in
place," Jankowski said. Student-ath-
letes discuss issues and suggest
changes to NCAA policies.
One recent NCAA amendment
made it possible for student-athletes
to earn up to S2.000 in the off-sea-
son, which CAC contends is too
low.
"I am not aware that the NCAA
has been contacted at all" by CAC,
Jankowski said.
Betsy Stephenson, UCLA's asso-
ciate athletic director, said the athlet-
ic department has not had a chance to

talk with Huma.
Any changes will happen through
the NCAA, Stephenson said. Individ-
ual schools cannot implement their
own measures because NCAA guide-
lines would consider them "extra
benefits." she added.
But amending or changing NCAA
policies is "a daunting process,"
Manuel said.
Despite the Steelworkers' pres-
ence, "This is definitely not a union,"
Iluma said. "We are just like any
other student group on campus fight-
ing for a cause."
Steelworkers' role is to provide
guidance for CAC and help the orga-
nization reach beyond the UCLA
campus.
CAC is focused on NCAA Divi-
sion 1 football, but Waters said it
"fully expects to branch out into
other sports."
"Many of these goals will expand
and evolve as we get mnore schools
involved," Huma said.
Waters said CAC is talking with
three Big Ten schools but would not
specify which three.

BOLLI NGER
Continued from Page 1
Harvard Medical School and the John F. Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard.
Summers is a prominent economist and former Harvard
professor, and, according to the Globe, has extensive ties
among people close to the search committee and in fund-
raising circles nationwide.
Wrinn said the search has scoured the world for the
last six months and included mailings to all living
alumni and advertisements in major newspapers asking
for candidate nominations.
The nine-person committee "meets regularly, reads
all the letters, includes a small internal staff and has
fanned out across our campus and the country" for
informal interviews with candidates and people who
can recommend candidates, Wrinn said.
A source told the Globe that other finalists who
could still be considered by the search committee
include former National Institute of Health Chief
Harold Varmus, Harvard Business School Dean Kim
Clark, Stanford University Law School Dean Kathleen
Sullivan and Nan Keohane, president of Duke Univer-
sity.

TRIAL
Continued from Page 1
Also testifying for the intervenors was educational pol-
icy expert Gary Orfield. A professor at Harvard, Orfield
said he believed using affirmative action to achieve
diversity is absolutely necessary for a multitude of rea-
sons.
A majority of black and white students, he said, are in
segregated schools that give them very little opportunity
to engage with students of different races. Michigan, he
said, is among the most segregated states in the country.
In a study of Harvard and Michigan law students,
Orfield said he found that more than half of the students
had either little or no contact with people of other races.
This kind of segregation has increased over the years,
he said, despite the public's belief that most race prob-
lems have been solved.
"We're going backwards." he said. "We still have pro-
found, pervasive inequality."
But Orfield also cautioned against depending on affir-
mative action to solve race problems.
"Affirmative action needs to be constantly monitored and
altered," he said outside the courtroom. "It's not the solution,
only a way to respond."

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ACROSS T14E NATIONC
Democrats threaten to block Ashcroft
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats said yesterday that they will block a key
vote scheduled for today on the fate of beleaguered attorney general nominee John
Ashcrofl, a mnove sure to rile Republicans.
Democrats are frustrated because they say Ashcroft has been slow to turn over
material requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee related to his finances, politi-
cal speeches and policies. As a result, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the con-
tee's senior Democrat, told Republicans late yesterday that he plans to put a hold on
the much-anticipated vote.
The Republicans have no power to stop the move because committee rules allow
any member to force a one-week delay in a vote.
"I don't think we have a full record" of Ashcrot's career, said Sen Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass). "We want to make sure we have all the material first."
The delay will give Democrats more time to look for vulnerabilities in Ashcrofi's
voluminous 25-year record in Missouri and Washington, a record that has sparked
outrage among civil-rights leaders, abortion activists and others. But the procedural
move also could further damage their fi-ayed relations with Republicans, who have
charged that Democrats are beating up on Ashcrotl to embarrass President Bush.
"I think it would be a bit unkind to drag this out. People are ready to vote an e
know John Ashcroft," said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a committee member and
one of Ashcroft's strongest defenders.
Bush intervenes in ionof anonyity.f
The directives, first imposed by
Caif. power crisis the Clinton administration in
December, require electricity gen-
WASH INGTON -= President crating companies to continue
Bush ordered a two-week extension shipping power into California and
yesterday of federal directives for natural gas suppliers to sell I
requiring power and natural' gas to Pacific Gas and Electric.
companies to keep supplying Cali-
fornia's cash-strapped utilities. A
senior official said it would be last Supremacist to
such order.pleadlt
Energy Secretary Spencer Abra- p e
ham said the temporary extension LOS ANGELES - White suprema-
was approved to give California cist Buford O. Furrow Jr. has agreed to
"sufficient time to ... restore the plead guilty to federal hate-crime
financial health of the utility com- charges in the killing a Filipino-Ameri-
panies and develop other sufficient can postman and the shooting spree at a
sources of energy" to meet the Jewish community center filled
state's needs. children, a U.S Attorney spokes
California Gov. Gray Davis. who said.
asked that the federal power man- "Buford Furrow is expected to be in
dates be continued, assured the court tomorrow morning to plead
administration no further exten- guilty." spokesman Thom Mrozek said
sions would be necessary, Abra- Tuesday night. He would not provide
ham said. details of the plea agreement because it
The president has no plans to had not yet been filed with the court
extend the directives beyond the But sources close to the case said
two weeks, said a senior White Furrow will plead toall 16 counts ir!L
House official, speaking on condi- indictment against him.
RoUNDT "nEW0RLD
Accounts of ousted friend said. "le is humbled, and he is
sorry for his mistakes. With this
president frozen painful experience, he has become a
new man. Befbre he was in a fighting
MANILA. Philippines - The mood. but now he says, 'OK"'
Philippine government said yesterday Questions about Arroyos legitin y
that it would freeze bank deposits continued to dog her presidency yester-
belonging to ousted President Joseph day, and rumors that pro-Estrada fores
Estrada, including the infamous within the military would attempt to
account he allegedly opened under the oust her swept through the capital
name Jose Velarde.
The move, accompanied by an S .
order prohibiting Estrada from leaving ung operauon
the country. is part of an effort to rein nabs Mexico offic
in the once-popular leader, who con-
tends that he is still president and is MEXICO CITY - Even by M
merely on temporary leave. can standards of corruption, the case
New President Gloria Macapagal was jolting: In an apparent sting oper-
Arroyo, who was Estrada's vice presi- ation, police nabbed as a suspect the
dent, took office Saturday after the top federal law enforcement official
nation's military leaders abandoned overseeing the border drug-trafficking.
the disgraced Estrada and joined mass Norberto Suarez Gomez, the Mex-
protests against him. ican attorney general's chief represn-
One longtime friend who visited tative in the state of Chihuahua, was
Estrada said the deposed president arrested Dec. 30 on suspicion of try-
had been chastened by events and has ing to sell a law enforcement job for
no intention of trying to return to nearly halfa million dollars.
power.
"President Estrada is tired." the -- C'nmpiledfi-onm Daily wire rejpons.
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Uncommon Course Fair: Wednesday January 24 11am-3pm In the
Plerpont Commons Old Lobby. Meet teachers. find out about
n their classes, and register
Tae Kwon Do Beginning Tai Chi Chuan Massage for Couples
Open to all skill levels. this class will teach a comprehensive Tai Chi Chuan is an internal Martial Art that focuses on using the Explore massage techniques designed for couples In a semi-
style of self-defense, building upon a solid foundation of mind instead of brute strength. private setting. Build intimacy, respect and love with your
traditional Tae Kwon Do. Instructor: Tom Hart, 1st degree Black Instructor: Aiji Plpho partner.
Belt Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm Instructor: Peter Baker
Tuesdays 7-9pm February 8 - March 22 (no class March 1) Saturday, 9am-4pm
February 6 - April 10 (no class February 27) (6 classes) February 17
(9 classes) $45 (1 class)
$40 $65 per couple -
Yoga Happy Hour
Self-Defense for Women This class teaches the lyengar style of yoga that emphasizes Sign Language
Learn the basics of self-defense in an encouraging. safe and alignment, strength. and flexibility to perform beginning yoga You will learn the principles of this language and how to be
friendly environment. Women of all abilities welcome. poses. comfortable using it.
Instructor: Deb Fedon Instructor: David Rosenberg Instructor: John Machlorlattl
Thursdays 6-8pm Sundays 4:30-6pm Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
February 8 - March 22 (no class March 1) Feburary 4 - March 18 (no class February 25) February 7 - March 21 (no class February 28)
(6 classes) (6 classes) (6 classes)
$40 $40 $40
Scottish Country Dance Reiki For Students Palmistry
You will learn all the basic steps and formations. then dance Reiki is a powerful, natural, and ancient healing technique which Our hands reveal traits. talents. and aptitudes, Inherited health
reels and Jigs to the live music of fiddle and pianol Instructor: can be learned by anyone. It is a process in which the energy of tendencies and much more. Learn to interpret the lines. signs,
Helen Welford the Universe flows through the person performing It to heal an skin types, fingerprints, and more.
Mondays 7-9pm individual. Instructor: Jewel Sheldon
February 5 - April 2 (no class February 26) instructor: Ray Golden. Reiki Master Tuesdays 7-9pm
(8 classes) Sunday 9:30-6pm February 6 - March 6 (no class February 27)
$40 March 18 (4 classes)

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