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Monday, March 10, 2008 - 3A
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Florida likely to host Though t]
duties are pi
mail-in primary Hollier has th
A consensus began to emerge school system
yesterday that the best way to give lion deficit,
Florida's Democrats a voice in advocate for
electing a candidate for president savvy progra
lies with the U.S. Postal Service. the Universit
The Democratic National Com- He said that
mittee stripped Florida and Michi- funding, the
gan of all their convention delegates look elsewhen
- a total of 313 - for holding their Hollier als
primaries too early, making both the relations
contests meaningless. New York Arbor's publi
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won Universityes
both states, but no delegates. Her sity's School a
rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, In what h
did not appear on Michigan's ballot. situation," e
But the disqualification ofFlorida would gain h
and Michigan has created a head- by logging
ache for the Democratic party due classroom wI
to the unexpected closeness of the loads would b
race between Obama and Clinton. more time to
Officials from both states are trying lum and focu
to figure out how best to resolve the trative tasks.
issue before the national conven- meanwhile, w
tion in August. ting more pe
MADRID, Spain Hollier's t]
Socialist party wins middle schoo
S s e o so students h
in Spanish election cessful peopl
the same lock
Spain's opposition conservatives If Hollier's
have conceded defeat in'the coun-
try's general election.
Popular Party spokesman Pio I-%
Garcia Ecudero congratulated the em
ruling Socialist party, saying it
appeared their victory was clear. CHICAGO
Prime Minister Jose Luis snagging fo
Rodrigue Zapatero's Socialist party House Speaks
won the election despite worries congressional
aboutaslumpingeconomy, immigra- election, Dec
tion and resurgent Basque militants. knew yesterd
The results appeared to be an much time to
endorsement of Zapatero's record, Foster's wee
which include the withdrawal of remainder of I
Spanish troops from Iraq and a January will I
4 drive to give more power to Spain's Democrats un
semiautonomous regions.. to the seat in t
new, full term.
BHURBAN, Pakistan "The best
Pakistanto reinstate do a good job
ter told The A
former judges telephone inte
to a restaurant
Pakistan's election winners
sealed an agreement yesterday to
form a coalition government and
said parliament would restore RAND
judges fired by President Pervez
Musharraf - further clouding the ~ I E
U. .-allieAlr leader's political fu-
in the capital, police fired tear
gas at protesters who gathered
outside the residence of the de-
posed Supreme Court chief justice
to demand his reinstatement.
Asif Ali Zardari, the widower
of slain opposition leader Benazir
Bhutto, and former Prime Minis-
ter Nawaz Sharif, whose govern-
ment was ousted in Musharraf's
1999 coup, announced their pact Call to
after talks at a resort town in the
foothills of the Himalayas.
Venezuela to reopen
Colombian embassy IAP1
Venezuela said yesterday that it
is reopening its embassy in Colom- T
bia and will allow back Colombian ATSR
diplomats expelled last week by
President Hugo Chavez in a crisis
sparked by a cross-border Colom-
bian attack on rebels in Ecuador.
The government cited an easing
of tensions at a summit in the Do-
minican Republic on Friday, where
President Hugo Chavez of Venezu-
ela and Ecuadorean President Ra-
fael Correa shook hands with Co-
lombia's U.S.-backed leader, Alvaro
Uribe, after a tense debate.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minis-
try said it "has decided to re-estab-
lish the normal functioning of its
diplomatic relations with the gov-
ernment of the Republic of Colom- To play: 0
bia," citing what it called a "victory and e
for peace and sovereignty."
Chavez ordered the Venezuelan ThE
embassy in Bogota and sent troops
to the border with Colombia after just us
Colombia's March 1 strike in Ecua-
dor that killed 25 people including Dfff
Raul Reyes, a spokesman and top
leader of the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
Venezuela also said it was expel- 4
ling Colombia's ambassador and all
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports
Number of American service mem-
bers who have died in the war in
Iraq, according to The Associated
Press. There were no deaths identi-
lhe school board's
ree broad goals.
working for a
that has a $6 mil-
Hollier said he'd
a "more donation-
im, similar to how
y handles finances."
as the state slashes
school system must
re to get it.
o wants to bolster
hip between Ann
it schools and the
e called a "win-win
more hours in the
hile teachers' work-
e lightened to allow
develop the curricu-
s on other adminis-
rould benefit by get-
rsonal attention in
hird proposal is to
alumni network of
Is and high schools
ave examples of suc-
e who once opened
influenced by the University, it's
because he thinks the two school
systems should be tied together
"Ann Arbor is a special situ-
ation," he said. "The Ann Arbor
school system can employ solu-
tions that most school systems
can't because of the University."
Hollier said he decided to run
for the position because his urban
planning classes emphasize the
importance of education. He said
his experience as a student repre-
sentative on a school board dur-
ing high school also played a role
in the decision.
"It taught me a lot about what
a school system can be and what a
school system should be," he said.
Hollier said members of his
family are excited at the poten-
tial for him to serve on the board
but have a few reservations.
"Some of them think I'm crazy
and a lot of them think it's crazy
to be on the school board because
it's a thankless job, butI think it's
If Hollier doesn't get elected
come May, he'll try to find other
ways to implement his ideas in the
school system. Hollier said, com-
ing up with solutions and dream-
ing big is what it's all about.
"I've always wanted to be
president, but that's sort of a
long-term goal," he said matter-
of-factly. "I've always wanted
to make the biggest difference I
From Page 1A
session that followed the panel dis-
cussion, BAMN members repeat-
edly asked questions and occupied
the microphone lines to speak.
BAMN coordinator Neil Lyons
called Connerly a fraud and a liar.
"In a democratic state, you can-
not claim any democratic process
when it in effect excludes the vast
majority of Black, Latino, and
Native American students from the
top public university of that state,"
"It's experiences like these that
make me challenge direct democ-
racy," Connerly responded joking-
ly, causing many in the audience to
laugh and applaud.
Connerly then responded more
"Our nation has changed pro-
foundly since Jim Crow," he said,
pointing out that Democratic presi-
dential candidate Barack Obama
was able to win a primary in
Nebraska, a state with a large white
majority, even though he is black.
As the noise escalated during
Connerly's remarks,the auditorium
lights flickered briefly and BAMN
members' microphones were
turned on and off in an attempt to
settle BAMN and the rest of the
Connerly responded bitterly to
the BAMN members.
"They hijacked and cheapened
the debate," he said in an interview
after the event. "I don't have high
regard for them."
Clark offered a different per-
spective on how to handle affirma-
tive action, saying there should be
more discussion of middle-ground
views, rather than the far-right and
far-left ideals that Connerly and
McCain competes for spotlight
PHOENIX (AP) - John McCain
sees one downside to having
clinched the Republican presi-
dential nomination: There's less
attention focused on him than on
the volatile contest between Demo-
crats Hillary Rodham Clinton and
McCain understands he must
compete for the spotlight. "I think
it's going to be very exciting to
watch," he said of the Democrats.
"It makes me have to work hard-
er, obviously, to make sure that we
maintain the visibility," McCain
told reporters last week. "It's also,
when we think about it, a very long
time from March to November.
That's a long trip."
McCain wrapped up the Repub-
lican nomination lastTuesday with
victories in Ohio and Texas, but the
Democratic primaries there put
Clinton back into contention after
11 straight losses to Obama. Their
contest, and the attention it com-
mands, could last for months.
McCain, in the meantime, must
transition from smaller, state-
by-state primary campaigns to a
national campaign that in some
ways is less suited to his style of
The Arizona senator thrives in
the smaller settings of primary
campaign events where he can
make eye contact and talk directly
That is how McCain staged his
comeback two months ago in New
Hampshire, where he held inti-
mate, town hall-style meetings and
held forth with journalists aboard
his Straight Talk Express cam-
But a general election calls for
massive rallies with crowds in
the thousands, a setting that is
Obama's forte but is less fitting
for McCain, a slightly monotone
speaker with a softer, somewhat
McCain insists he will be able to
continue his more personal style of
campaigning, but he and his advis-
ers are still working out how to do
s win Hastert's seat
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(AP) - A day after
er Dennis Hastert's
seat in a special
mocrat Bill Foster
Jay he didn't have
savor the victory.
ekend win to fill the
Hastert's term until
be a fleeting one for
less he can hold on
he fall election for a
way to establish a
eer in Congress is to
from Day One," Fos-
ssociated Press in a
rview while en route
t to thank voters.
A millionaire physicist and
businessman, Foster defeated
wealthy Republican Jim Ober-
weis after a contentious cam-
paign with 53 percent of the
nearly 100,000 votes cast in the
special election Saturday.
The longest-serving Republi-
can speaker in history, Hastert
losing his powerful speaker post
when Democrats took control of
Congress in the 2006 election. He
spent two decades in Washington.
Foster chalked up his win to
voters dissatisfied with Republi-
cans and to demographic chang-
es caused by ever-spreading
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