One hundred six years ofeditorialfreedom
July 2, 1997
Hong Kong changes hands
By Jason Stoffer
I)ily Staff Reporter
The somber faces of British officials ?8
cre overshadowed by the sense of jubi-
[laion that erupted across mainland
China yesterday as Hong Kong returned
to Chinese control after 156 years of
Fiteworks showered the midnight
kies above Beijing's Tiananmen Square
as Prince Charles of Great Britain board-
ed the royal yacht Brittania, marking its
last voyage under the crown and an end
to the British colonial era.
Hong Kong, under British sovereign-
ty, was transformed from a quiet fishing
village to a central port for the lucrative AP PHOTO
opium trade to a thriving modern The Chinese People's Liberation Army crosses the Lok Ma Chau border from China after the Hong Kong handover Monday.
See HONG KONG, Page 7 Thirty-nine vehicles carrying 509 PLA troops crossed the border for the first time.
j' senior wins
By Stephanie Hepburn
Engineering senior Kim Stec is on her way to Atlantic
- for the annual Miss America Pageant. v lere she swill
01pete against 50 other women for a chance to wear the
Stec, who will represent the state of Michigan. svon the state
competition in June in Muskegon. Mich.
-It still hasn't sunk in that Itm Miss Michigan and that I'm
going to compete in Miss America." Stec said.
She said a distinction cal be made het. en the Miss
America pageant and other pageant organizations:
"Miss America goes beyond the superficial as it requires a
great amount of intelligence, skill in public speaking and tal-
ent from the competitors," Stec said.
ie Rochester, Mich., native said the Miss American organi-
zton is a non-profit institution that encourages the continua-
tion of higher education.
"The Miss America organization rewards wiiters of their
pageatits with scholarship money that can only be used
tovrds school," Stec said.
Each pageant competitor must establish a platform;, Stec pro-
motes healthy lifestyles as the theme of hers. During the Miss
Michigan contention, the final question required each partici-
Sun PAGEANT, Page 2
By Heather Kamins
Daily News Editor
The Provost Search Advisory
Committee is nearing its final stages and
should announce who vill serve as the
University's second-in-command soon.
University President Lee Bollinger said
"It is drawing to a conclusion,"
Bollinger said. "I have expressed great
hope of resolving the appointment in the
next two weeks."
The search committee was formed
in the beginning of May after
Provost J. Bernard Machen
announced his intention to step
down from the post when his con-
tract expires in August.
At the time, Machen said that
Bollinger needs a chance to assemble his
own administrative team. Machen has
See PROVOST, Page 7
Daiy Staff Reporter
The University has reached an
impasse in contract negotiations with the
Association of Federal State. County
and Municipal Employees Local 1583
a Uniersity union that represents
about 2,400 workers.
"We just couldn't get it done lthree
weeks," said Art Anderson, president of
AFSCME, referring to the failure of the
Negotiations will resume under nor-
mal conditions Contrct
on July 10, said
Vice President impasse:
for University U Local583
Relations Lisa employs 2,400
Baker U' workers
"We had to Negotiations
end expedited between the u
negotiations and and Local 1583
we now will go to are scheduled to
regular negotia- begin July 10.
Baker was careful to emphasize that
relations between the anion and the
Univertsity remini lfair.
"It wasnt the talks breaking down,"
Baker said. "They just failed to reach an
agreement using this type of bargain-
The University and AFSCME avow
that they will be able to reach an accept-
able agreement -"strike is not a word
being whispered at this time.
"It'si not critical yet ... I think eventu-
ally we're going to get it worked out,'
Baker was also confident that the two
parties are heading in the right direction.
"I have been told that the (negotia-
tions) were good," Baker said.
The optimism expressed by both par-
ties is encouraging, but there are still some
obstacles on the road to consummation.
AFSCME wants a number of issues
regarding their 1,000 hospital workers to
be resolved. Resolution of these matters
is contingent on an agreement between
the two parties.
The University wants to combine
sick, vacation and seasonal days into a
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