2A -The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 11, 2001
AcROSS THE NATION
New labor secretary search begins
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WASHINGTON (AP) President-elect Bush anm
moved quickly yesterday in search of a new candidate Ash
for labor secretary after the abrupt withdrawal of his him
first choice. Bush's team also mounted a vigorous Sen
defense of another contentious nomination, that of for- ping
mer Sen. John Ashcroft for attorney general. use;
A day after Linda Chavez withdrew her name elec
from consideration for the labor post, Bush sum- "
nioned Eloise Anderson, former social services thei
director in Wisconsin and California, to Washington peop
to be interviewed. poi
Top Bush officials said Anderson is a leading can- and
didate for the job, perhaps even the front-runner - cher
though they said that is sometimes hard to gauge 1"
with Bush. ver
Republicans also mentioned for the post include firm
Elaine Chao, former deputy transportation secretary In
and the wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky); nati
Stephen Goldsmith, former Indianapolis mayor; and brie
former Rep. Jim Talent, just defeated for Missouri also
governor. Goldsmith, who is also under consideration deni
to head up Bush's initiative to coordinate activities of Clint
religious programs that provide social services, also andr
was in town for a meeting with the president-elect, B
Republican aides said. Pent
A senior Bush aide said last night that the president- Bus
elect could announce his choice.for U.S. trade repre- Rum
sentative today, and that the likely nominee is Richard forr
Zoellick, a former assistant secretary of state for eco- Coli
nomic affairs during the administration of Bush's Staf
The Bush transition team, meanwhile, expressed M
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planned events due to protests.
Phelps makes no apologies for his strong rhetoric and
tactics, which included picketing at the funeral of college
student Matthew Shepard after he was beaten to death in a
hate-crime in 1999.
"Dying time is truth time - if people ever do think about
such matters, it's dying time," Phelps said.
Last night's airing of the a made-for-ielevision movie on
MTV about Shepard also angere1 Phelps, and he plans to
protest outside MTV studios in New York later this month.
He expects to incense people who do not agree with him,
and that at a recent protest someone drove a car at some of
"Almost every (protest) results in some kind of violence
or criminal arrests," he said.
Phelps plans specifically to protest LGBT's "Kiss-in" on
the Diag on Feb. 16, and said his lawyers will likely request
that the University's Department of Public Safety provide
oyance that special interest groups opposed to
croft had gained access to opposition research on
done by the late Goy. Mel Carnahan's Missouri
ate campaign. The material boxes of news clip-
gs, speeches and voting records - was gathered for
against Ashcroft in his unsuccessful Senate re-
I just think the whole notion of people finishing
r campaigns and providing opposition research on
pie who have been named to the (Cabinet) is disap-
nting. It is not sending the signal of bipartisanship
that's disappointing," Bush spokesman An Fleis-
I'm not in the vote counting business. But we're
'y confident that Senator Ashcroft will be con-
ned,' Fleischer said.
n the nation's capital for two days, Bush and his
onal security team received a top-secret Pentagon
fng on military challenges around the world. He
met with budget advisers and posed for the presi-
ial portrait that will replace photos of President
ton now hanging in the nation's federal buildings
ush's team at the military briefing had even more
tagon experience than those doing the presentation.
h brought with him Secretary-designate Donald
isfeld and Vice President-elect Dick Cheney, both
mer defense secretaries. He also brought along
n Powell, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
f himself, and his national security adviser, Con-
Meanwhile, Bush, reaching back yet again to the
officers to protect them.
Our events people have not received a reques
>pokeswoman IDiane Brown said. "If there's
believe that something might occur then we wou
of ring protection.,
"Normally, the sponsori ng party would have
it. Brown said.
Aside from LGBT, Phelps named Lord of Ligh
Church at 801 S. Forest Ave. as a target for pro
ing outrage that the church allowed a lesbian a
Lord of Light Pastor John Rollefson, alon
church, is painted in a negative light on Phelps' 'b
"At least some of that's been on the Website sin
ber, and we just chose to ignore him," Rollefson sai
Phelps and 16 others will also be protesti
verse City at the end of this month. The cit
put stickers officials said were in celebrationc
ty on all city vehicles, but anti-gay rightss
.were offended by the stickers' resemblance to
administration of his father, selected Margaret
Tutwiler, who served in both the Reagan and elder
Bush White Houcs. as adviser and special consultant
Tutwiler, a close associate of former Secretary of
State James A. Baker Ill, will serve as an unpaid con-
sultant for 90 days to adv\ise the new administration on
communications planning and strategy, a transition
Fleischer did not rule out an announcement by Bush
before he returns to Texas today on a replacement for
Chavez, or names for several other top posts yet to be
filled, including that of U.N. ambassador, U.S. trade
representative and CIA director.
On the labor post, Fleischer said, "In some sense, we
are back to square one. But, in another sense, there are
a lot of people that he knows, knows well and is look-
ing at-a number of people."
Bush aides said he may take his time making a
decision, concerned that announcing a replacement
for Chavez too soon would open him to criticism that
he was rushing the review process that failed him in
It was not known whether other candidates were
being interviewed, though Bush's pattern has been to
interview only his top candidate as a last step toward
nominating the person.
Anderson, who had met with Bush previously, is
best known for her work on welfare reform. She
served under Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson,
Bush's pick to head the Department of Health and
t yet," DPS CODE
reason to Continued from Page 1A
Ad look at" biggest question to answer when choos-
ing this code is "Does this code make
to pay for sense as a University of Michigan
ht Lutheran Though the code was recommended
test, claim- to be added to all future contracts, the
s an intern committee still will advise Bollinger
about future issues concerning labor
g with the standards.
Vebsite. This was proven immediately after
ice Decem- the code was recommended for adop-
d. tion, as the committee discussed the
ng in Tra- validity of other commonly used codes
y recently of conduct. "It's not about lowering
of diversi- our own standards, Law School Prof.
supporters Robert Howse said. "It's about looking
gay-pride to see if other kinds of texts can meet
our own standards. We should be pre-
pared to be flexible if other wordings
can meet our standards."
The committee ultimately voted 0-5
with four abstentions and 3-5 with one
abstention to recommend to Bollinger
that the code of conduct set forth
under Fair Labor Act and the Colle-
giate Licensing Company respectively
did not meet the standards set forth by
Though the votes did not necessarily
mean the committee is for or against
any organization, it does mean they do
not feel that the codes of conduct as
they are set forth now fulfill the stan-
dards needed to protect workers' rights.
Furthermore, in a third vote the
committee decided the code of con-
duct endorsed by the Workers' Rights
Consortium did meet the minimal
standards for the University to consid-
er it as fulfilling the workers' needs.
"I don't see the WRC code as higher
or lower than our own, just different,"
Manager of Supplier Diversity Pro-
crams Louis Gren said.
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requested all action against John-
ston be dismissed and succeeded.
At torneys representing George
Cantor had claimed his daughter
had not been warned about poten-
tial dangers of the loft.
Peterson said the University con-
tinues to believe residence halls
prov ide a safe environment for stu-
One of the early counts Cantor
brought against the University stat-
ed the University failed to provide
a reasonably safe residence, specif-
ically faul t y windows. It was di s-
missed last Februar.
Cantor said the University has
becun to make changes, such as
increasing modular furniture in res-
idence hall rooms.
It came a little late for Court-
ney, but the University is moving
wisely in that direction," Cantor
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WASHINGT ON - Because lie's only in his 50s, President Clinton could
receive the biggest federal pension in history --- an estimated S7.29 million dur-
ing his lifetime, according to a tax policy group that believes presidents getotoo
sweet a deal after they leave office.
The National Taxpayers Union estimated Clinton's lifetime pension pa t
based on an insurance actuarial formula that predicts that someone of his e,
health and profession should live to the age of 82.
His first year out of office, Clinton's pension check will total S161,200, the tax
policy group said in a report scheduled for release Thursday. Clinton earns
S200,000 a year as president. Congress voted last year to double that salary wpn
the next president takes office, so George W Bush will receive 5400,000 a year..
If Bush, now 54, serves four years, his projected lifetime pension payout
would be S6.6 million. The estimate is lower than that for Clinton because Bush
would be older when he leaves office. The taxpayers' group did not estimate
what Bush's pension would be if he serves two terms.
Even though Vice President Al Gore lost to Bush, lie, too, will receive a hefty
pension - 55.96 million if he lives to the age of 81, the taxpayers' group
mated. His first year on the pension plan, his check will be S94,800. G e
receives a pension under the congressional pension plan based on his eight years
as vice president and 16 years in Congress.
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Gunman killed after Students who fled the campuswnt
to a nearby middle school wherecthy
taking girl hostage were sent home for the day.
Before grabbing the girl, the man
OXNARD, Calif. -- A gunman got into a dispute with another student
who briefly took a 17-year-old high who was being picked up outsidee
school student hostage was shot and school. He fired several shots as tWr
killed by police. car drove away but they were not hurt,
No one else was injured in the Chronister said.
shooting yesterday at the 2,500-stu-
dent Hueneme High School, about 60
miles north of Los Angeles.Jackson arrested a
The gunman's name was not death row protest
released. He was described as being in
his late teens or early 20s. He appar- OKLAHOMA CITY - The Rev.
ently wasn't a student at the school Jesse Jackson and about two d4 n
and didn't know the girl, police said. . other demonstrators were arrestedist
It wasn't clear what prompted the night outside a prison, protestingte
attack but the man may have wanted scheduled execution of Wanda J
officers to shoot him, police Cmdr. Tom Allen, a black woman.
Chronister said at a news conference Tracy Rice, Jackson's attorneysaid
last night. He declined to elaborate. the civil rights advocate planned to
Devon Bishop, a 10th-grader, said stay in jail overnight. She said Jack-
the man had his arm around the girl's son hoped to meet with corrections
head with the gun at her neck. officials about witnessing today's ex-
"I ran. I just got my backpack and cution by injection of Allen, as she
ran. It wasn't cool at all," Bishop said. has requested. Allen didn't see the
Student Michael Garcia said he saw demonstration. An hour earlier she
the man waved the weapon at other stu- had been transferred to the Oklahe
dents, yelling "Back away, back away." State Penitentiary for her execution,
AROUND THE WORLD
Daughter of terrorist Zawamii, the leader of Egypt's JihaI, a
militant group blamed for the 1981
Bin Laden marries assassination of President Anwar Sadat
of Egypt, the TV station reported. El-
DUBA!, United Arab Emirates -- Zawahiri, who was sentenced to *4
It's not often that the bridegroom's in absentia for masterminding murders
father steals the thunder from the bride. and terrorist attacks in Egypt in the
But in this wedding party, the father 1990s, is known to be close tojlin
was none other than Osama bin Laden. Laden and is believed to have lived in
The terrorist suspect, who typically Afghanistan for years. ,
shuns the spotlight, was shown ycster-
day in television footage of his son's b Selt
wedding - beaming and healthy. Z OFSerb ,an
Footage of the wedding in the to ace tribunal
southern Afghan city of Kandahar
was broadcast on Qatar's satellite THE HAGUE, Netherlands -
channel, Al-Jazecra. It said the cere- former Bosnian Serb president
mony took place Tuesday and was turned herself in to the U.N. tribunal
attended by Afghan officials and yesterday to face charges of geno-
Arabs residing in Afghanistan. cide and war crimes. A top-ranking
Bin Laden, a Saudi millionaire dis- politician in the wartime Bosnian
sident, has been indicted by the Unit- Serb power structure, Biljana Plavsic
ed States in the 1998 bombings of the was a close associate of Radoyan
U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania Karadic --the tribunal's most ipt-
that killed 224 people. Days after the ed suspect from the Bosnian'war.
bombings, the United States fired She succeeded him as president fier
dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles the 1995 Dayton peace accord
on eastern Afghanistan in retaliation.
Wedding guests iicluded Ayman el-- -. ompile'dfJiov Daily wire repors
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