The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 17, 1999, Image 6

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Page 6 » Thursday, June 17, 1999 News — Gore announces candidacy Democratic hopeful vows moral focus in 2000 campaign CARTHAGE, Tenn. (AP) — Al Gore promised an all-consuming “fight for America’s families” in a presidential announcement ad dress Wednesday that declared his commitment to moral leadership and signaled his independence from Bill Clinton. “Our families are loved but over stretched,” the vice president said. Gore, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomina tion, claimed a share of credit for the six-year economic recovery un der President Clinton, but said the work is not complete. With unemployment low and the stock market high, parents are still working too hard and spend ing too much time away from their children in a world that is increas ingly hostile to families. Gore said. “We have closed our budget deficit,” Gore told a crowd estimat ed by police at 4,000 to 5,000 — more than the population of his rural hometown. “But today, we find a deficit of even greater danger — one that only seems to deepen the harder we work and the bet ter we do.” “These are our deficits now: the time deficit in fam ily life; the decen cy deficit in our common culture; the care deficit for our little ones and our elderly parents,” Gore said be fore leaving for campaign trips to Iowa and New Hampshire. While Clinton focused “like a laser beam” on the economy to win in 1992, Gore will narrow his sights to what he calls “the crisis in the American family.” GORE His family-friendly agenda: revolutionize schools, curb access to guns, ease traffic congestion, improve community planning, provide after-school care for chil dren of working parents and crack down on an entertainment indus try that “glorifies aggression and indecency. ” “As important as prosperity is,” he said, “there is a hunger and a thirst for goodness among us.” In using phrases such as “moral leadership” and “values and faith and family,” the vice president appeared to be distanc ing himself from questions about Clinton’s character to show he can stand on his own as a presi dential figure. Gore’s sole opposition for the Democratic presidential nomina tion is former Sen. Bill Bradley, who currently trails in the polls. : l M When it comes to choices. no one stacks up like FIRSTCARE Some like vanilla. 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A Service of Hillcrest 4547 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 4 • Waco, Texas 76710 • (254) 202-5300 • (888) 817-2273 Rack ’em up J.D., a senior political science major, breaks during a game of nineball in the Bowling and area of the Memorial Student Center Wednesday. An average of 100 students play pooler: ten tables each day. Refugees re-enter Kos as officials open boric PRISTINA, Yugoslavia (AP) — In a ragged but joyous homecom ing, thousands of refugees burst through the borders separating their tent cities from Kosovo on Wednesday, overwhelming offi cials who gave up trying to count them — let alone stop them. The Yugoslav army pulled its last troops out of the Kosovo cap ital of Pristina, and panicked Serb civilians who bought and fought their way onto buses heading out of the province. U.S. commanders, meanwhile, had to threaten force to persuade 200 ethnic Albanian rebels to turn over their weapons. Navy Capt. Mike Doubleday said NATO peacekeepers have come upon or heard about 90 sus pected mass grave sites since en tering Kosovo on Saturday. The rush of refugees came de spite warnings from aid workers that Kosovo was not safe enough for them. Roads were clogged al most to a standstill across much of southern Kosovo — and 12 miles back into Albania. The movement was reminis cent of the rush out of Kosovo af ter NATO began bombing Yu goslavia on March 24 and severe violence against ethnic Albanians started: tractors piled high with belongings, old cars with children stacked two to a lap, flopping mattresses tied on top. This time, though, people were smiling. “When NATO came, it was like God came,” Ani Thaci, packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a flatbed trailer with nine relatives, said. “We are healing already, because the peacekeepers are here.” ''When NATO came, it was like God came. We are healing already, because the peacekeepers are here/ f — Ani Thaci Ethnic Albanian refugee At one border crossing, offi cials counted 1,000 people an hour moving through. By late morning the Organization for Se curity and Cooperation in Europe gave up trying to count. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees asked NATO to help control the flow. The UNHCRsaiiilli pie crossed Wednesfe ing all 8,500 peofs refugee camp mnbfj Arab Emirates. Butt!* seemed low; reporter: of thousands lined tipi banian side of theborS to cross into Kosovo, “Once this things*' men turn there’s a snot and you can’t stopit spokesperson Judith^ Officials began tot the refugees whoiif warnings to remainiib setting up two waystai road to the Kosovo cl! and towing broken dm the road to prevent the' getting any worse. - Serbs, meanwhile,; to stream north outrf either Yugoslavsoldiet under terms of thepe* civilians afraid of reti tacks. Some 860,000ef nians that made up^ million prewarpopuh® ginning in March. 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With runners on second and third, Bozanich hit a 1-2 pitch into shallow right that fell in front of outfielder Stephen Bess. As G.W. Keller jogged in from third, Alabama players ran from their dugout to celebrate. Bozanich, who got the game winning hit off Rice ace lefty Mario Ramos (13-3), also scored the tying run, and right-hander Justin Smith tied a career-high with 12 strikeouts for Alabama (53-15). The Crimson Tick Rice’s Damon ThaH> e ;rtl So ond home run, a t" ra 2}s run shot off the left' 1 3 | C 8 to give the Owls (59 m * G in the top of the eig' 1 ay bri Alabama advaipurgua match with top-s et ’re\s (48-13) on Thursdayaasoii, canes won the teat 51 round meeting. on 3 Rice, ranked No. jc as tional polls this seas°SJlhe inated. .'et Alabama tied it, 5 Ss? tom of the eighth. and moved to second 0 -e;: r by Darren Wood, th^ynsa: and scored on relieve^ |j) K[ Nicholl’s wild pitch. >a