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2 -- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 9, 2002
Education bill
signed by Bush


H AMILTON, Ohio (A P) -- Presi-
dent Bush, acting yesterday on his No. 1
domestic priority, signed into law a
sweeping education bill that will require
new reading and math tests, seek to
close the education gap between rich
and poor students and raise teacher stan-
"As of this hour, America's schools
will be on a new path of reform and a
new path of results," Bush said to an
audience of hundreds at Hamilton High
School, west of Cincinnati. "From this
day forward, all students will have a bet-
ter chance to learn, to excel and to live
out their dreams."
Though he spoke at length about
the details of the bill, and articulated
his plan to get all students reading by
third grade, Bush joked of the bill, "I
don't intend to read it all. It's not
exactly light reading:' But, he said, it
contained some very important prin-
ciples, chief among them accountabil-
ity safeguards for students, teachers
and schools.
Bush waited three weeks to sign the

bill and, seeking maximum exposure on
an issue of rare agreement between
Republicans and Democrats, was taking
his roadshow to the states of lawmakers
who led the yearlong negotiations on the
"Most bills are signed at the White
House. I decided to sign this bill in
one of the most important places in
America - a public school," Bush
In a 12-hour, 1,600-mile swing, the
president signed the bill in Ohio,
home of GOP Rep. John Boehner;
was giving an e ducation speech in
New Hampshire, the home state of
GOP Sen. Judd Gregg; and touring a
school in Massachusetts, home to
Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.
The fourth principal sponsor, Democ-
ratic Rep. George Miller of Califor-
nia, was traveling with Bush
throughout the day Bush visited Cali-
fornia on Saturday.
The bill "will launch a new era of
American education," said Education
Secretary Rod Paige.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called Iran the "center of world terror" and said yes-
terday a recently captured anns shipment showed that Iran and the Palestinians were
collaborating to strike at Israel.
Israel said it would soon release documents that show the Palestinian Authority
was responsible for the 50 tons of weapons captured by Israeli commandos last
Thursday on a cargo ship in the Red Sea. "We have all the evidence and it will
unfold, and we will present it soon"' said Sharon adviser Daniel Ayalon.
The Palestinian Authority insists it had nothing to do with the arms shipment and
said its senior security officials would question those accused by Israel of trying to
smuggle the weapons.
Israel is sending intelligence officials to the United States and Europe to press its
claim that the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were
behind the weapons smuggling, said Defense Ministry spokesman Yarden Vatikay.
While Mideast violence has dropped sharply since Arafat's Dec. 16 speech call-
ing for an end to attacks against Israel, the dispute over the weapons-laden ship has
kept the two sides exchanging heated words.
The weapons included 62 Katyusha rockets that could reach Israeli cities from
Palestinian areas in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Milins mnore treated for depression
The number of Americans treated for depression soared from 1.7 million to
6.3 million between 1987 and 1997, and the propoltion of those receiving antide-
pressants doubled, researchers say.
The researchers attributed the sharp increases to the emergence of aggressively
marketed new drugs like Prozac, the rise in managed care and an easing of the
stigma attached to the disease.
The study found that the share of patients who used antidepressant mgication
climbed from 37 percent to nearly 75 percent. At the same time, the proportion
who received psychotherapy declined from 71 percent to 60 percent.
While an increase in treatment for depression was not surprising, "the size of
the ~increase was larger than I think most people in the field expected," said Dr.
Mark Olfson, a psychiatrist at Columbia University and the New York State Psy-
chiatric Institute who led the study. Studies since 1997 suggest the trend contin-
ues, he said.
The study was an analysis of two national surveys. The findings appear in
today's Journal of the American Medical Association.

President Bush, seated, chats with student Tez Taylor as he signs into law a
sweeping 26.5 billion federal education bill that will require new reading and math
tests, seek to close the education gap between rich and poor students and raise
teacher standards yesterday at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio,.


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Wendy s
dies at 69
The Los Angeles 'imes
Dave Thomas, the folksy founder of
Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers
who parlayed his discerning taste for
good food and friendly service and an
innate knack for talking to people from
their television sets
into one of the
world's most suc- /
cessful fast-food
chains, died yester-
day. He was 69.
Thomas, an
adoptee who over
the past decade
waged an aggres-
sive campaign to
promote adoption Thomas
in America, died in
his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home of liver
cancer, company spokesmen said.
Thomas had been undergoing kidney
dialysis since early last year and had
quadruple heart bypass surgery five
years ago after suffering a major heart
Born in Atlantic City to unwed par-
ents, Thomas was quickly adopted but
lost his new mother to rheumatic fever
when he was only 5. His construction-
worker father introduced him to three
successive stepmothers and a dozen
homes before he was 15. Given those
unusual beginnings, R. David Thomas
seemed an unlikely candidate to become
an internationally recognized restaurant
Yet at his death he remained what
Wendy's chairman Jack Schuessler
called "the heart and soul of our compa-
ny" which has 6,000 restaurants around
the world and, with its Canadian sub-
sidiary Tim Hortons, has sales of more
than $8 billion a year.
Bthe tie the high-school drpou
good reason to vote him "most likely to
Two lessons from Thomas' peripatet-
ic early lifestyle. set him on his course,
he said in three autobiographical books,
the 1991 "Dave's Way: A New
Approach to Old-Fashioned Success,"
the 1994 "Well Done: Dave's Secret
Recipe for Everyday Success" and the
2000 "Franchising for Dummies."
First, his adoptive maternal grand-
mother Minnie Sinclair, the only relative
who gave him any sense of security,
taught him to value hard work as a plea-
surable "constant companion."
Second, his frequent visits to cheap
eateries with his father made him
decide, he wrote, "to own my own
restaurant because I liked to eat, and I
just thought restaurants were really neat,
exciting places."
Thomas worked odd jobs as a boy,
delivering groceries, jerking sodas and
then tending a restaurant counter. At 15,
he began working as a busboy at the
Hobby House restaurant in Fort Wayne,
Ind., and when his dad decided to pull
ustakes once again, Thomas declared
himself emancipated and moved into
the YMCA.
His boss, Phil Clauss, became a men-
tor and, after Thomas served as an
Kran War, prootd him to as istant
manager of his newest restaurant. It was
in Fort Wayne that Thomas met another
mentor, Col. Harland Sanders, who
stopped by to promote his Kentucky

Disability rights for
workers narrowed
In a victory for employers, the
Supreme Court made it more difficult
for workers to demand special treatment
when they suffer partial physical dis-
abilities such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Yesterday's unanimous decision in
the case of a former assembly line
worker narrows the scope of the land-
mark civil rights law that protects the
disabled. It was the latest in a series
of Supreme Court rulings that set
boundaries on who is covered by the
1990 Americans With Disabilities
Act, and tell why.
Disability cannot be measured solely
on the ability to do certain tasks at work,
the court ruled yesterday. Whether
someone is disabled also must depend
on the ease with which they perform
"activities that are of central importance
to most people's daily lives," Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor wrote for the
NASA~ ma dcrease
space station funds
NASA's new boss, Sean O'Keefe,
said yesterday he supports an inde-
pendent panel's recommendations
to scale back the budget-breaking
space station program, at least for
the time being.
On just his fifth day on the job at
NASA, O'Keefe stressed that the
agency needs to focus on the interna-
tional space station.

O'Keefe, a former budget offi-
cial, said the cost overruns facing
the space station program are man-
"Let's focus on those issues which
are highly manageable," O'Keefe said
in his first meeting with reporters.
"They're thorny. They're tough.
They're going to be a challenge. All
that. But they're highly manageable
- and not at the expense of so many
other things that this organization is
capable of."
Teory eXplains
formation of stars
A half billion years of utter blackness
following the Big Bang, the theoretical
start of the universe, was broken by an
explosion of stars bursting into life like
a fireworks finale across the heavens, a
new theory suggests.
An analysis of very faint galaxies in
the deepest view of the universe ever cap-
tured by a telescope suggests there was
an eruption of stars bursting to life and
piercing the blackness very early in the
15-billion year history of the universe.
The study, by Kenneth M. Lanzetta of
the State University of New York at
Stony Brook challenges the long held
belief that star formation started slowly
after the Big-Bang and didn't peak until
some five billion years later.
"Star formation took place early and
very rapidly," Lanzetta said yesterday at
a NASA news conference. "Star forma-
tion was 10 times higher in the distant
early universe than it is today."
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.




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