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Austin Daily Texan (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Austin, Texas In Campus speech by cards vows to did Sucie n t a p a it i a i 066 Osad a Oil ape it a �91 our a 6u i cos i in Dojoy js#�m4nos of a us cd la a i v1s 804 11v v v a v y v v Xan vol. 89. No. 130 3 Section some predict Law Boycott will be ineffective Niki Nichols daily texan staff while Hundred of students will Boycott classes thursday to protest the Lack of women and minority faculty in the it school of Law it will be business As usual for Hundred More who do not believe the sit out is necessary. A. Dent thursday at breezeway i t students at 35 Harvard and y in a Nati orm id it of Minorah a schools. The Law school a no hispanic tenured or tenure Travo faculty. It has Only one Asi an american male two african american it a the Law school Ivill rally while Law other institutions including tie universities do the same Kip Day to protest the Lack id women faculty in Law males and six White females. Kenneth Moore a first year Law student said he agrees with coalition for a diversified Law school s purposes for boy Cotting. However he does not believe that refusing to go to class will help bring change. The most important thing any student can do is attend class Quot he said. Quot then students can effectuate change from a position where they can truly do something As opposed to just he explained that the people who hinder the hiring of minority and female faculty will not be fazed by student absences. They would probably prefer that we Don t attend he said. But those classes Benefit students in the Long run he added. Moore also said the protest had an Quot air of impurity about it because even students who do not care about faculty diversity will but proponents say a similar sit out last year already has brought positive changes. Skip class. I heard one Young adv say that she was sorry we did t do this on Friday because then she could have had a Long weekend Quot Moore said. Jorge Sanchez first year Law student agreed that the Boycott will be ineffective. Back in the 1960s, these Type of things brought change Quot Sanchez said. Quot in the 1990s, they Don t mean a thing Quot even though the protest is Quot symbolically important Quot Sanchez said it does not address the True problems of the educational system. I he real problem is that this country systematically keeps minorities out of Law school he said. Quot it starts at the very Bottom teaching from Day one that minorities Are inferior and works its was up to the top a Law school. The educational system is tainted. It teaches one sided history Quot he said explaining that the achievements of minorities Are for the most part left out of textbooks. Because parts of history Are excluded minorities leave the system with a negative self image not realizing they can do things such As attend Law schools. Consequently Law school administrators Are presented a Small Pool of minority applicants Sanchez said. Having More teachers use an inclusion Ary curriculum like the one Chicago Grade school teacher Marva Collins use to teach Black students is the Way to bring about change Sanchez said. Marva Collins teaches the True store Quot he said. Quot students leave school knowing who they Are knowing Thev can Lino Graglia professor of Law also believes the Boycott will be a waste of time Quot who is it going to Hurt a the professors a he said emphasizing that a it students lose out by not going to class. Michael Wadler third year Law student will not join the Boycott because he it Aid it is Quot audacious Quot of students with Only undergraduate degrees to second gues the administration. Quot for students to shake their Finger at the faculty and Tell them Thev Are not sensitive please see Boycott Page 2 Bill a new recipe tastier to House legislators to accelerate voting on revamped school funding proposal Dave Harmon daily texan staff Jesse rides again Jesse James left manager of Cothron s Bike shop no. 1 at 510 Rio Grande St. Helps Wardlow Lane a lawyer from Colorado pick out a Michelle Patterson daily texan staff bicycle. Lane whose parents live in Austin said wednesday he plans to use the Bike As part of an exercise program. Salvadoran officials assemble for peace negotiations associated press Geneva Tel Salvador s government and leftist rebels met for peace talks wednesday in a new Effort to end their civil War but disagreement quickie surfaced on the Issue of a cease fire. Both Side. A and . Secretary general Javier Perez de Cuellar agreed to seek a truce As an Quot initial objective Quot on the Way to a negotiated settlement. But Shafik Handal chief Delegate of the Faramundo Marti National liberation front guerrillas made Plain his group links acceptance of a cease fire to Progress on political reforms. The rightist government of president Alfredo Cristiani says suspension of fighting must have priority. The two sides signed a .-sponsored declaration committing them to seek a cease fire and a definitive end to Quot the armed conflict through political Means As speedily As i he Accord called for promoting moves toward democracy and respect for human rights in Al Salvador and reintegrating the Feln fighters into the nation s shattered society. The talks then recessed until May. No Date or location was announced for the next round. Al Salvador s civil War has killed some 72,000 people since it began in 1980. The rebels have come under pressure since the defeat of the left Wing sandinista government in Nicaragua s feb. 25 election. Nicaragua helped the Feln for More than a decade. . Officials say Nicaragua also was a transit Point for cuban weapons shipments to the salvadoran guerrillas. During a rebel offensive in november a soviet Appeal for ending the bloodshed contrasted sharply with unflagging support for the guerrillas by cuban president Fidel Castro. On wednesday Feln representatives and salvadoran government representatives led by Justice minister Oscar Santamaria Shook hands before signing the Accord. T he sides held Brief separate talks with Perez de Cuellar at the . Building in Geneva and met with Alvaro de Soto the . Special envoy for Central America to discuss procedure. Both sides agreed that future talks can either be face to face or involve shuttle diplomacy by the United nations Between the two delegations. 1 he simple fact of agreeing on the procedure for the realization of the negotiating process i a considerable Advance Quot de Soto told reporters. Peace talks were last held in october. They were suspended after a Union Headquarters was bombed in november and the rebels launched their offensive in san Salvador. A new Public school funding Bill introduced wednesday in the state House of representatives a based on a $511 million Bill killed last month a includes changes that make it More palatable to conservatives who voted against the . Rep. Ernestine Glossbrenner chairwoman of the House Public 1 education committe tiled the Bill with the support of rep. Kent Grusendorf a Arlington and rep. Jim Rudd a Brownfield a two members who led opposition to the last version Glossbrenner sponsored. I his is not my favorite Bill but it is not one i am embarrassed about Quot said Glossbrenner Dalice. Quot i believe that this is a Bill that will do what the court has directed us to lawmakers Are facing a May 1 deadline for reforming the Texas Public school funding system which the state supreme court ruled last october allows financial disparities Between Rich and poor school districts with similar tax rates. The Senate has approved a $1.2 billion plan identical to the Bill they passed in the last special session addressing the Issue which ended a week ago. Now three Days into a second session the House is trying to push this Bill through quickly and May vote on it As Early As monday. House speaker Gib Lewis who held a tuesday meeting with the leaders of different factions has asked that no amendments be introduced to the Bill. House conservative voted against the last Bill because they said it Cost too much and contained a rigid equity Standard. But minority representatives thought spent too Little and would not provide immediate Relief to poor districts. The new version will use the same base Cost a $450 million in the first Vear a but would it Osen he equity Standard and abandon provisions for at risk students. These changes appealed to conservatives but alienated minority leaders. Quot it s a step backward from the other one and be voted against the other one said rep. Eddie Cavazos a Corpus Christi chairman of the House mexican Jeriean i Emula Tive caucus this does not address equalization. Rudd said although the new plan Quot is not the Ideal Bill it represents an acceptable vehicle to Conser a Tives and could be altered when it meets the Senate Bill in a i Confert Nee committee. I think we be still got a majority that can vote for a 5450 million Bill it we can make some further modifications in the funding mechanism he said. Quot it Mav take a Littky Rudd added that he thinks the Money can be found without a tax hike. Other provisions in the Bill include increasing the Basic allotment per Pupil greater local control of education and Money for new technology. Clashes Over possible funding sources Tor Public education Contin please see schools Page 2 jazz Singer Vaughan Dies of lung cancer Jerusalem parliament moves toward change Liia associated press associated press associated Piess jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan died tuesday night. Los Angeles a legendary jazz Singer Sarah Vaughan the Quot divine one Quot renowned for her unusual Range and flowing style peppered with flavors of be Bop and scat died of cancer eight Days after her 66th birthday. Harold Levy her manager and Friend said she died late tuesday of lung cancer at her Home in the hidden Hills area of the West san Fernando Valley. She had been ill Tor nearly a year and was discharged from Cedars Sinai medical Center hours before her death. Sarah Vaughan was among the most powerful influential and soulful voices of All time a perfectionist with an astonishing vocal Range and a Genius for conveying emotion through her music Quot said Quincy Jones who first worked with Vaughan in 1957 As the Arranger on Misti. Some of her other memorable songs included broken hearted Melody Send in the clowns and if you could see me now. Vaughan s voice Over which she had phenomenal control had Lovely tone and was True in pitch. She had a Mastery of scat singing improvising swinging and phrasing. A he do they always Call me a jazz Singer i m just a Singer Sarah would always say Quot said Lew. Quot she was a Singer s Singer. The she once told an interviewer that horns influenced her More than other singers which was evident from her harmonic and rhythmic sense. A ceaseless innovator she added that she never Sang a song the same Way twice. The Texas women Tennis team defeats sum 6-0, bringing its Southwest conference record to 4-0 and sending it closer to a fourth consecutive Sec title. 9 also inside round up begins with stricter drinking rules in effect 8 Gorbachev tells Estonia it must Back off from its declaration that it is an Independent country 3 weather partly Cloudy and warm. Highs near 80. Winds from the South near15mph. Index amour cd Campus. ,. 10 classifieds. ,. I 12 comics., 15 editorials. 4 entertainment. .11 sports. A ,. A ,.g state amp local. ,. ,. 7 television. 15 university6 world amp nation. 3 Jerusalem a labor party Leader Shimon Peres said wednesday he had enough support in parliament to form a ruling coalition and requested a special session to approve the new government. Peres refused to name the members of the proposed government. He said secrecy was necessary a it he tried to Ecru it More lawmakers into a broader government. But radio reports questioned whether the labor Leader actually had the needed votes. Quot i said we have a majority. More than that i won t say Peres said on Israel radio. If Peres succeeds the new government May move toward accepting . Proposals for starting Middle East peace talks. Yizhak Shamir s refusal to accept the proposals led to the tall of his government March 15. Peres labor party had accepted Compromise proposals by Secretary of state James Baker Iii for opening a dialogue with palestinians As a step toward israeli proposed elections in the occupied territories. Conservatives in the coalition government that was headed by Shamir refused to go along creating an impasse that led to a vote of no Confidence against Shamire a govern ment. Peres notified president Chaim Herzog that he had succeeded in getting majority backing in the 120-member parliament or Knesset to replace the coalition he said he had appealed to the speaker of parliament to Convene the legislature Quot a soon As possible preferably by to approve the new government. Peres and other i Abor leaders refused to pro a de details on the composition of the new govern ment. "1 have time until the Knesset convenes to make the list and in Ide portfolios. There is till work before Peres said until earlier wednesday. Peres had Only 60 assured votes 1 be needed at least one More legislator to vote w Ith him or abstain state run Israel and army radio stations quoted sources from the rival liked bloc As saving Thev doubted Peres had the needed votes. They speculated he was simply trying to lure More supporters other reports said Fere succeeded in enticing a defector trom the right Wing i Skud led by Shamir Yossi Sand of the left Wing citizens rights movement identified the legislator As Avraham Harir a former tourism minister. Sham could not be reached toe comment

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