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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York PAGE A 4 THE POST-STANDARD Friday, January 28. 2005 NATION Judge orders college to pay University of NUtUgon to pay legd fees for students who sued over admissions. The Associated Press Detroit A federal judge on Thursday ordered the University of Michigan to pay in I fees and costs to attorneys liw hllw vyi over its use of affirmative action in undergraduate admissions pol- icies The university had maintained wasn't responsible for the legal bills US District Judge Patrick J Duggan disagreed, but ruled that the million ongi- -Zcn TR _ f was excessive In Ju-i. 2003. the Sup-e-s Coun upheld a general affrrma- e action policy at the Umver- MI> of Michigan law school but struck down the university's un- dergraduate formula as too ngid because it awarded admission points based on race In response, the university adopted a new application that still considers race, but does not award points, and includes new short-answer questions and an optional essay We re pleased that the judge agreed we prevailed in this case said Terence Pell, presj dent of the Center For Individual Rights, which represented the Still to be decided is whether tne two students sued the university over its undergraduate v.iu Pell said his group also is hop- secure av f0r the many people denied ad- mission over the nine ears ered by the lawsuit Chiropractors9 school rejected The Associated Press Gainesville, Fia The state of Florida killed a proposal Thursday to create what would have been the first chiropractic school at an American public university The Board of Governors, which oversees Florida 11 public universities, voted down the idea 10-3 after a biUer debate in which facultv members at Florida State University ndi culed chiropractic medicine as i _ Board members objected that the idea was being driven by lawmakers rather than bv the faculty and the university s trus tees Chiropractic focuses on ma mpulating the spine to lessen back pain and improve health It has won wider acceptance over the years, as evidenced by its coverage in most health insur- ance plans But in the 110 years since the chiropractic profession was created, the established medical community has largely boy coned n In 1990 a federal appeals court found that the American Medical Association had conspired to destroy the pro- fession Murder confessions reported Hbois serial klerstspect to Uhg eight rAsecftor sos. The Assooated Press STUDENTS AT BELL High School in Bell, Fia, console each other as they sign a banner in memory of classmate Caitim Hug- gins, who died after a long struggle with brain cancer. They are joined by school counselor Dana Jones 'She Was a Precious Girl' Students mourn classmate's death from brain cancer The Associated Press Bell, A1 "'-year-old girl with brain can- cer honored by Gov Jeb Bush when she fulfilled her dream of graduating from high school has died The governor Thursday hailed her cour- age Caitlin Huggms, who died late Wednesday at her home, "had ajoving heart, a quick wit and a beautiful said her mother Suzanne Grace "She always shov, kindness to every- one, no matter who they were or how they talked to her" God Bless Caitlin and Her the teen s high school marquee read Thursday Down the street, a florist had wrapped a black nbbon around balloons of bright pink Caitlm's favorite color 'She was just a precious girl verv courageous, very loving the governor said Thursday "We re going to miss file Associated Press 2004 CAITUN HUGGINS smiles during a spe- cial graduation ceremony at Bell High School in Bell, Fia., m this photograph from September 2004. She received a standing ovation from her classmates Huggins was diagnosed with cancer in 2001, the summer before her freshman year There were penods of remission, but three new tumors were discovered the day before this school year began and there was nothing her doctor could do ex- cept say she was going to die Doctors in September gave her a month to live The small northern Florida communitv. of Bell supported Huggms throughout her Chemotherapy robbed Husgws of her weight and and her cognitive abilities slowly faded Her family also was strained, with mounting insurance bills and 40 mile drives to a Gainesville hospital "If Caitlin would survive, or had sur- vived, she probably would've been one of those people who would've made a mark on the Grace said in Sep- tember. "We're talking about a child who had a high IQ, who really enjoyed school Despite her ordeal. Huggms studied for the Florida Comprehensive Assess- ment Test so she could earn her diploma. In May, she determined her goal would be to graduate with her class, a symbol that she could be achieve just as much as her 750 schoolmates She drew a standing ovation when she walked at a special graduation ceremony in September She did not give a speech, but Bush did Less invasive surgery offers similar benefits as removing lung Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Lung-cancer surgery that re- moves only a small portion of the lung can be as effective as removing an entire lobe of the lung when it is combined with radiation therapv, a new study suggests Pittsburgh surgeons have de- veloped this tecnnique for treat- ing early-stage lung cancers over the past decade and have treated hundreds of patients in this way, thus preserving much of their breathing capacity Few sur- geons outside of Pittsburgh use this technique as vet, but that could cnange witn the launch later this year of a national, multi-center clinical trial of the lung-spanng procedure We have great hopes for said Dr Bill Putnam of Vander bilt University, who heads the thoracic surgery committee of the American College of Sur- geons Oncology Group "It may eventually change the standard of care This week, Dr. Thomas Bird- as a thoracic surgeon at Pitts- burgh's Allegheny General Hos- pital, reported at the annual Society of Thoracic Surgeons meeting in Tampa, Fia, on a ret- rospective study of 41 patients who received the combined therapy and 126 patients who had a lung lobe removed Birdas noted that the patients receiving the limited surgery saw a recurrence of cancer in the lungs at about the same rate as those undergoing lobectomy 4 8 percent vs. 3.29 percent The mean follow-up period was 24.5 months in the study Moreover, the four-year can- cer-free survival also was equiv- alent 43 percent vs 42 8 per- cent and the overall survival rate of 54 1 percent was a little bit better for those receiving the limited surgery than the 51.8 percent for those receiving lo- bectomies All of the patients had non small cell cancer, the form affecting four out of five lung-cancer patients Eventually, surgeons hope that the procedure might become standard for all early-stage lung- cancer patients if its safety and effectiveness are confirmed Put- nam noted that a patient loses 15 percent to 25 percent of breath- ing capacity after a lobe is re- moved. MS NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY Upstate New York Chapter The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter presents: MS Therapeutic Update and Symptom Management Speaker: Dr. Daniel Wynn TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7.00-6.00 pifi Participate from the comfort of your home! This is an at-home teleconference that is free of charge. For more information or to register, please contact Amy Bobbett at 315-431 -9994 or toll free at 800-733-5385 or email at J Workers stop oil spill from spreading The Associated Press Louisville, Ky Workers made progress Thursday remov- ing some of an estimated gallons of crude oil that seeped into the Kentucky River from a ruptured pipeline, forming a j huge slick approaching the OHIO River Workers put up a series of booms to confine the massive slick, which at one point stretched 12 miles By Thursday evening, workers had retrieved gaiions, oiiiciais ixuJ Environmental officials had feared if the slick had reached the Ohio, it could foul drinking water supplies dowa river. "So far, it is contained entire- ly on the said Chuck Wolfe, a spokesman for the state Environmental and Public Pro- tection Cabinet. The bulk of the oil contained imt smith of Carroilton about seven miles from the confluence with the The Associated Press Peoria, III Prosecutors said Thursday that a former con- crete worker has confessed to some along rural roads and bum- ing the bodies of the others in a pit in his mother's back yard The alleged confession by Larry Bright marks a significant breakthrough in a case that has rattled residents in the Peona area since women's bodies began turning up along desolate roads in rural Illinois four years ago Bright, 38, tried to plead guilty Thursday to the one slay- ing with which he has been charged, but Judge Albert Pur- ham rejected the attempted plea and told him to consult an attor- ney Purham appointed the pub- he defender's office to represent him. State's Attorney Kevin Lyons also spoke in court, telling the judge that Bright had confessed to kiUipg eight women in all and had pointed police to where they could find the remains of four missing women Bright told investigators he burned each of the missing bod- ies for over a day and a half, then crushed the remains, swept them into buckets and discarded them in various location, Lyons said Authorities searching for those remains Thursday. Auto worker kills one ot plant, takes own life An auto worker wired a shot gun to his body and burst into a Jeep assembly plant in Detroit, killing a supervisor and OHIO wounding two other em ployees before killing himself The alleged gunman, Myles Meyers, had met with plant offi- cials to talk about a problem with his work the day before his fatal spree Wednesday at a Jeep Liberty Plant, authorities said Judge won't quickly rule to halt aerial wolf hunt An animal-rights group failed to persuade a judge in An- chorage Thursday to immediate- ty suspend Alaska' s aenai won control program, which it likened to a s'aughfer Friends of Animals sought to have the program, authorized in five areas of the state, suspended until May 16 when the issue is scheduled for trial Over the next few months, the state has set a goal of killing as many as 610 wolves, with the ami of increasing the number of harvestable moose. As of Thursday, 86 wolves had been killed this winter Hunters reported killing 144 wolves last winter in the pro- gram's first year Suspect in homes arson linked to racial remarks A suspect in an arson spree at a suburban Washington devel- opment made racist and threaten- The Associated Press WORKERS LOAD bags of absorbent material from a trailer as they work near Carroilton, Ky., Thursday to contain a crude oil spill in the Kentucky River. A pipeline burst Wednesday, dump- ing about gaiions into the rain-swollen river. UlUU. It was not immediately clear what caused the rupture at a.m. Wednesday. The pipeline carries about barrels of crude daily from the Gulf Coast to refineries in northwest Ohio. The break, about 50 feet from the north side of the nverbank, sent oil gushing into the water- wav. said Dan Harden, area su- pervisor lor iviiu- v auey Co. of Hebron, a division of pipeline. The pipeline and the nver are usually farther apart, but recent rain and snow swelled the waterway. Harden estimated die cleanup could take a week, and said Mid- Valley would pay for die work. He did not have an estimated cost The spill posed no public licaiui MUU lufri ou-aiu- coordinator Ait Smith. MARviAMn MARYLAND about blacks moving into the new homes, and was angry the "neighborhood is going according to court documents made public Thurs- day. The allegations about Aaron Speed, who worked as a security guard at the Hunters Brooke de- velopment, emerged in an inter- view with another suspect Jere- my Parady John Edwards' brother sentenced to (ail term Former Sen. John Edwards' vouncer brother will soend 60 days in a Colorado jail after NORTH CAROLINA a decade-old drunken driving charge. Wesley Blake Edwards, 40, was palled over in a Denver sub- urb in late 1993 and charged with driving under the influence, careless driving and operating a NBWS service reports ;