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Chandler Medical Center researchers have developed a new way to detect the   TOP     ‘
plaques in blood vessels that are most likely to rupture and cause heart attacks The College r)£.A1lied~il~ilel;ldi\l_%fes- A
and strokes. Using technology called near—infrared spectroscopy, the team of UK Sllms lzmkccl 15th OQ{tO{.Al}{g»,}g{lj;ln l00 l
researchers has identified the plaques, composed of cholesterol and other fatty allied health pmgmms QCYOSS the Unlled  
SlJbS[3.HC€S, in SHITlpl€S of hllfnfin HOI`tlC tlSSl.l€. The plaques COI`I[I`lbUt€ to [l'l€ States in fgcglvlng N;l[lO¤;ll Instiultes Of y
blocking of blood vessels. The findings were published in Circulation, the Hwllll gl-2m[S_ The COll€g€ yecelved 21
journal of the American Heart Association. Pedro Moreno and james Muller, {Owl Of $1727082 last year {mm (hg Nlll l
cardiology; Robert Lodder, pharmacy; and William O’Conner, pathology, con-  
dwed the r°bw°h‘ $2 Million Matching Gift g
for Markey Cancer Center  
Economists Predict Steady Growth in Kentucky A S2 mmm gm mm the MCDOWEH ,
The Kentucky economy will continue to show steady growth in 1999, say rrdncdr Fdnnddndn rd UKi matched Wrrn l
economists at the UK Center for Business and Economic Research. $2 ¤¤i1li<>¤ in rnnds rrdnr the K€nrnCkY A
Mark Berger, director of the center, predicted that the number of jobs in Research Cndrrdnge Tnrsr Fnndi will
Kentucky will increase while growth in the state’s economy will slow some- €SrdbnSn rwd Cnddwnd Cndrrs rnr rnd UK
what during 1999. The state’s economy will grow at a moderate rate of 2.4 Mdrk€Y Cancer Center- _
percent as measured by real gross state product, as compared with anticipated _ Tnn MCDOWGH ddncnr Fdunddndn A
growth of 3.1 percent in 1998. Employment growth will increase at a rate of rdrS€$ rnnds €XCrnSrV€rY rd Snldldnrr rnd
lllmul 2 percent in 1999. UK Markey Cancer Center. Marking its
The state’s greatest increases in jobs will be recorded in the service and Zdrn dnnrV€rSnrY rnrs Yndri ¤1y¤_t<»¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ 1
retail trade industries, following a trend of the past several years, Berger said. nds raised rnnrn rndn $45 rnrrnnn rd build A
The service industry will add 15,000 jobs, an increase of 5.4 percent, with the dnd Snldndn [nn Mdrk€Y Cdncnr Cnnrdr
business—seryice segment growing at 6.1 percent. Retail trade will add 9,800
jobs, a growth rate of 2.9 percent. Manufacturing will add only 500 jobs, Berger A Hand F()l‘
said. Coal mining will continue to decline, losing about 400 jobs in 1999. F3mily_OWH€d Businesses
The center’s economists also foresee a slowdown in growth over the next
three years, although overall growth rates will be moderate, Berger said. The Gatton College of Business &
Kentucky’s growth over the years 1999, 2000 and 2001 will slightly exceed the Economies is introducing the new
national pace by one—tenth of a percent. Kentucky Family-Owned Business
The national economy will remain stable, although a slight increase in Institute, designed to assist these busi-
Lll1L’l]ll)l()ylllCI1[, ll1llLl[l()I] 1lfl(l l()flg·[€l`ll1 lI1[€I`€S[ FZHCS 2lI`€   said Chris UCSSCS in meeting Sl)€ClflC Cll21llCHgCS
Waller, UK‘s Gatton Endowed Chair of macroeco- facing them. The institute will begin in
  nomics and monetary policy. August 1999 and is currently recruiting
lie said consumer spending in 1998 remained both members and sponsors.
robust throughout the year despite volatile condi- Membership in the institute is avail-
tions in world financial markets and in Asian able to any established, family—owned
r .     economies. business that is near or be ond the first
l l The expected rise in U .8. unemployment rates generation of ownership. §>onsorship is
A stems from a likely drop in demand for U .8. available to two firms each in the areas
products in nations continuing to experience of accounting, banking, business man- l
economic problems, Waller said. But improve- agement, employee compensation and
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problems in the US., as investors withdraw and benefits and law. Members and `·
` their money from [IS. Treasury securities that they sponsors will attend the 1999 forums and
purchased earlier this year as shelter from the Asian crises. other functions to discuss business
challenges such as succession planning,
transition, taxation, estate planning , and
balancing work and family — all in an
educational environment.
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Researchers Receive Grant to Study l
N atronal Drug Campaign
. UK researchers received a $5.2 million grant from the National
Institute on Drug Abuse for a four—year study of the national anti-
·. drug advertising campaign by the Office of National Drug Control _ _ _
J Policy. The study will compare the responses of adolescents to   fOI` P€d1£lt1“1C Research
1 different ads shown in Lexington and Knoxville, Tennessee. Two _ _ ,
, of the researchers, communications professors Philip Palmgreen _ Funds mlsed bY the   Children?
and Lewis Donohew, have received more than $10 million for Mmele Network Ceueed have established
l research in this area since 1985. The other researchers are Susan and endowed me Chderen S Miracle _
{ Morgan, communication; Elizabeth Lorch and Rick Hoyle, psy- Network Research Cha? m Pedlames m
X chology, and Mukhtar Ali, economics.  College Of Medieme Department Of
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  _ _ _ th 6 The (lBS1 million pledged gift will be  
g University Extension Celebrates 80 Year matched by funds rmi Kemucreys Re- l ‘
  University Extension, which provides educational programs search Challenge Trust Fund to create the A
r and services throughout Kentucky, is celebrating its 80*** birthday. two $1 million research chairs.  
i The UK Board of Trustees established the program january 15, The gift will be used to fund research
1919. Today, its programs include Evening and Weekend College, and programs focusing on chronic
l Summer School, lnde endent Study ro rams, Ex eriential children’s illnesses includin cancer
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l Education, Carnahan Conference Center, japanese Saturday preventing effects of prematurity, improv-
` School and Services for Adult, Continuing and Part-time Students. ing treatment of diabetes, heart disease and
cystic fibrosis, and improving the lives of
Cheerleader-S DO It Again children with various other illnesses.
4 The UK cheerleading squad won its fifth consecutive
national championship in january in Orlando, Florida. ;.g 
The university has won the championship nine of the  
L   last 10 years. The Universal Cheerleaders Association  
sponsors the championship. ,   
Library Publicity Receives Award     ya ,..l·il·    
The university’s publicity of the William T. Young Library »   _ ` L ;;i"“k
opening has won the Council for Advancement and Support of 0 _. ,.  
E d u c a t i o n   Kentucky Award of Merit. Publicity for the ,  
opening in- __ ' , cluded an eight—page tabloid which ran as an
 gig insert in newspapers across the state. W
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t   Eli E     g    EE     $2Zi“§EiZE§`lEi§i?$}§XZEIIYW WMMCOM Chrfafrrdlm ’rm¤*¤’~¤y’
.        N  a. _  .      oncology at the UK College ofMedicine, and
'  ‘`t  ‘   " ` r  · · his patient Bethany Anderson, 7, of Lexington.
it Bethany is being treated for ALL (acute
` ‘ _ lymphocytic leukemia). Moscow ’s laboratory
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V ”» the drug methotrexate gets into cancer cells.
Retired U.S. Senator Wendell   _ , ' .
Ford has donated his Senate ` ’Z- ’
papers to the University of ?
Kentucky Libraries Special    
 ‘ Collections. The papers include Ygs ·
1,500 cubic feet of documents I
and materials from his 24-year __
Senate career. The collection will
take several years to organize and / W
catalog.  
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' No commemoration is complete without a _
I     I I I I I I I I     timeline. Here are selected events in the  
history of the African American presence
at the University of Kentucky. To learn  
I   @1* more about this era in UK history, visit the I
• association’s web site at www.uky.edu/ I
Alumni. For information about the I
I         celebration, contact the Office of Minority  
_ _ Affairs, 563 Patterson Office Tower,  
Qf     Lexington KY 40506-0027, or call the  
_ , office at 606-257-1991 or Beth at 606» ,
pI'€S€IlC€ Zlfld C()1'll[1'1l)L1t1OI1 257-8800.  
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9 Sem 5- M 95  I,       ....Lr$“;‘.Trl;$§;i‘.s;‘;.;°.i;;£“i.3;i..i§ I
_ _ _   _ - ‘A  if to enter formal classes at the University
Fifty y€3l'S 21gO tl1€ ClOOI‘ 21[ [ll€ Uf11V€fS1{y of Kentucky   sl 4;;  of Kentucky. In March, johnson had
remained closed to African American students. In fact,   ` " I` , h*h€h his (hse *0 f€d?m1 Chhh Whew
. h d 1 d . I xr  judge H. Church Ford issued a summary
one might say that not Only Was t e OO1` C OS€ , lf WZS {   judgmem directing the university [O ad-
locked Witll the key l’liClCl€Il HI [l`l€ COLl1'thOL1S€. This WBS _:   mit blacks to the colleges of engineer-
not unique to UK; the South generally mandated segre-       Ph”h"h3CY hhd [hh graduate 2
gation l:()I` l[S S[2l[€ LlI`liV€I`Si[i€S. I s johnson vv;15 encouraged ir] his pur- II
In 1949, Lyman T. johnson, with a masters degree in Suit bv W9 KQMM/ry Kernel Which; in Jaw- .
1 . _ f_ 1 . . f . h. . h d h ary 1948, decrred attempts of the ma]or1ty race I
rrstory rom tie University 0 Mic rgan in an , soug t rite deprive the mmemy ef equal eepem,,.,,_
to Ol)[2ll1'1 l‘1iS Ph.D. fI‘OIT1 UK. B2lI`1‘€Cl by l2lW fI`O1"I1 €1']1‘Oll— ties and rights? It called on students to act
ing at UK, johnson filed suit in federal court.   ilgijlfsssnsbly O9 the lssus Of ‘ms`
realized, all-star cast in Thurgood Marshall, his principal IW thf?l;eh9l¤;h1S hhi lh 19391 [h€ UDIYEZSIIY
. . . C [C S, 1`€S UI] O IYISOII Wl HH l
attorney, and Dr. john Hope Franklin, his expert wrt- iensifgle, ileetegel egegfee In 1995 the ;
HCSS. lVl2l1`Sl];1ll W()Lllcl COfi[iHLl€ fighting S€gf€g2l[iO1'1 jefferson County UK Alumni Club presented  
before taking his proper seat on the nation’s highest J°h“s°“ Wm 19 Au`Am€““m Award I
coun. Franklin, a Harvard educated historian, subse— May 1955  
quently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. W I (?U¢¤hI;i¤¤¤¤;t g}9i‘Ll¥ith Stephen I
, , , - . . .· · · » · _ .   Reec, rig t was e rrst rican Ameri-
Toclay he chairs President Bill Clinton s Advisory Com   qa V eee te eem his law degree feem the UK
mission on Race and rs author of the esteemed book, .l     Q rf College Or Law.
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From S/cwemr to Freedom; The History of Africpm Ameri- \ Ty ef€€L;l€¤hY gawd ilhhhl {hh Lh;1V€h Q
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Ca} ]S· J U the only one in law school. The first five I
De‘Spi[€ [lie assistance of Marshall and Franklin, fe   eh gears of the Fifties thereh was one and il
. ~.   . . .. , . · · r g>··~  *—€€¤¤l<·> lll€ lllsl lllll·ll¤l€ , , V ` ·· manacles placed on him by law. He gained strength
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. black female faculty member at UK.   al ‘. .· ar . . .
  ··   · jg; from every African American barred from the voting
j 1966 j booth, despite the Constitutions eloquent, albeit  
1 with lll? le”delShlP <>lG<>v<=r¤¤r edward a unenforced, guarantee that all could partake in the l
i T. Breatlutt, Kentucky became the frrst state   '  V f . . . , _ j
, Soon, or Ino Onjo Rjvo, to onao, a Snong r -._a  I   estrvrty of Americas 200—year—old democracy. j
)f j Civil Rights bill. Today Breathitt is chair of ’ Q}   As a Veteran, _]Ol'mSO1'1 surely l1ea1`Cl the Cl`1€€I‘S f1‘OII1 _
;s j the UK Beard Of Tnlsfeee `—- *_Q/ , every black Kentuckian who fought on the front lines
Y Octobgr 1968 .  of World War I and World War II so that the world’s . 
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o J UK l<>¤ll>¤ll t>l¤Y€f? Wgbuf Hackett and   greatest democracy could continue to be the steward
Houston Hogg are re use service in a Ba- I . , { §
5 ton Rouge, raursrana,   after   UK Ol lllrlw ¤¤€¤¤¤¤ Ol here <>¤ G<>¤l S Erm Only ¤> j
__ - LSU game because of their race. The UK 1`€fLl1‘H, 1'I12tl1T1€d Of OKl'1€1'W1S€, to l1OII1€ sweet l10111€, 2
e » Smdem Gevemmem requested epeleglee fer and to be spit upon and beaten for daring to wear his  
F the UK football team from the mayor of Ba- ____ _ _ l
__ jj ton ROug€7 tno govornor or Louisiana, and American uniform in Amenca with the same pride and i
_ ll the president of LSU. lo with which he wore it in the trenches of war.
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e l January 1970 I just know johnson had to hear the cry of every
Q Students nord rho not formal anni-   l .   V African American bus rider humiliated from her seat
Q- i’er;“‘”YKef the blllllflrly ef D%hMe‘“lj‘       q i  <····ei ;   after a tiring day of manual labor so that a subse-
ut ei- ing, r., on campus. e Ce -   "    _`‘_ ,  ~—=·=2tt — · - · _ - .·
L R oomooo ooooooos today oo 3 mojo, ion     _ Q o  __ ..,, _ o quently boarding white person could enjoy the rrde
Y l tiative between the university and the  ·‘ s· ·   ?   Tl ‘   ”° home with the comfort of sitting and the added
, Lexington Fayette Urban County Gov- I if M »-jg o —, ` · · ·
2 j ernment. More than 5,000 participated L     `t   reminder Of facial unpO[€nC€`
j j in rho event [his yoan  . - . rl = .   e It must be noted, however, that blacks were not the
l onl ones su ortin ohnson. There were also whites
j 1972 Y PP 3
j Following formation of [ho that experienced the guilt and shame, if not the brunt
o   Office of Minority Affairs in 1971,   of forced segregation and all of its accompanying
i- UK eldeeled el fl"e‘Ye” Afll“““‘ I trappings. There were members of the clergy. There
{ tive Action plan calling for in- _ . { _ _ I I 1 b.l.
oroasos in Arnoan Anaonoan and * were white educators who understood trat tre no 1 rty
-. 1 lémale faculty and ¤¤‘S- of teaching required them to master their subject
l Black faculty, led by Evelyn Black ,
;   and LeVerne McCummings, both social Inattell nOt_ Q race   p€Op1€` _ _ _
1 j work professors, began meetings with Presi- yi At the trial, the judge considered whether the facili-
e l, dem Otis A- Sl¤g1°Y°l'YlO ld?¤lll}’ the need W ties of the Commonwealth’s flagship university and the
S , for an office of mrnorrty affairs. _ K S C H f _ N _ I F _
J A Jon.}, Stovons was tho {,,5, onoo - entucky tate 0 ege or egroes were equa . or a
I .   wr, f<>ll<>W€¤l by Dr-JQh¤ T- Smit!} I clearer image of this 50—year-old picture, I called my
Q . l who WeSIlamfd[h€f1rS.[V`°€ Presb hero and dear friend, Dr. Franklin, for his personal
_ j *3 dent for mrnorrty affairs rn 1975, and _ _
l o ` 4 l)r_ William (Q_ Parker, named vice ` I`€COll€C[10l'1 of tl`l€ _lOhI`1SOI'1·   SLl1[.
,’ \ oo,} chancellor in 1984. Today Dr. _; , , -.,
o ' Lauretta Byars is vice chancellor so 4 j -
o l for minority affiars. j   _ A
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Dr. Franklin proceeded to recall case specifics as if | 19Z)5·1?7lZR h F I Af _ i
. ii, • - .   €l’I'1C ZHISCY WHS [ € 11'S I`1C2`l1'1
they occurred only yesterday. He noted that the suit /  ._V ' American ,0 stm at quarterback in the SEC i
was one of the earliest of its kind. He fondly recalled  { 3* He led the Wildcats to consecutive 9-5 and 10-  
that UK professor Bennett Wall was asked about the  #   1 records as rr lrrrrrrrr Fmd 5e¤1¤¤¤¤d “ Vrcrory ·
_   re over North Carolina rn the 1976 Peach Bowl.
prospect of teaching Negroes and Professor Wall     lxgg U ft ·~·~·t··eg.;__ Aitet pittyiiig ptetessietieti teetbttii ret gight
responded, "1 don’t teach Negroes; I teach history?     _»rr, M _,-y»   reefs wd e¤t¤i¤s e ¤t¤Stet‘S destee he te-
. . .      ir" turned to UK where he is director of com-
The response did not surprise Dr, Franklin, -35 , p      munity relations at UK. HC MSO is CO_Chair
many of the UK history professors were his fnends   »sr-~   ofthe 50th Anniversary Steering Committee
and he "knew that they favored johnson’s admis—   fm CWOP
$iOU·” y tune time. We remember back to
Dr. Franklin added that during the first day of trial, the dilgk Zmd dtffiejult 22%- §<>W·h
Marshall decided to move for a ruling by judge H. ..g.     iiggguiég iivrésa gig, mug I
Church Ford, rather than waiting until the end of the   opportunity before us, to start the
trial. Dr. Franklin vividly recalled that he thought r r ,    grirlfib 
Marshall was crazy. Sityyi I
“Remarkably, judge Ford did not equivocate and i   ,_ t 1 86 ;
ordered johnson admitted forthwith, Dr. Franklin January   . t
_ _ _ The Martin Luther King jr. Cul- i
stated. judge Ford’s "clanty and dec1s1veness" left a tural Center opens in the UK Student Cen-
leistmg iinpi-€SSiOn On Di-. FI-anklh-I-     ter. Chester Grundy was hired in 1972 as l
_ _ ,   t   cultural program coordinator and directs tl1e
Ironically, Franklin never got the long—awa1ted    . .     eeiiteie tietivities teeiey .
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chance to testify because the iudge s ruling came   g  ; ·   A i
after only the first day. However, Dr. Franklin and  .~¤     19%; David Roselle established the j
Marshall teamed up again in other segregation Cases, r   presidents Minority community Advisory
including the landmark Brown vs. Board of Educa- Beard te rvtepgej ¤¤hhi;i<>tE¤1 evewiew ef
. . . ,,. . UK ‘
tron case of 1954. Dr. Franklin stated that integration  We YI 6 ac   _...  
at UK was one of the easier ones." _  
With tl1e course of history altered forever, johnson 1989   *2* ter  l
, , Dr. Robert Hemenway,   »  
and about 30 other Afr1can—Amer1can students en- eiietieeiiei ei tiie Lexitigteii .» it
rolled in UK’s graduate school in the summer of Qampus, instituted an Affirm¤—   C
1949. In fact, UK was one of the first state universi— we Afr‘°’?.Pr°gr‘rm that rc`
_ _ _ _ _ suited in hiring 48 tenure track
tres rn the bouth to integrate. Integration of UK’s African American faculty. In 1990 Dr._]._]0h11
undergraduate scl1oo1 did not occur until the fall of Hams Hr was ¤¤me<1thetitStAt¤¤e¤ Am€1`i‘
. , - . , can dean of the Colle e of Education. In 1994
l9>4 fullowm tl1 B J n ‘ B { d fEd t g
r ( g 6 rr W V5- Oflr O UC;} IOH Dr. RetiaWalker became dean of the College
£lCCiSl()I1. of Human Environmental Sciences. UK also
To be sure, johnson’s stint at UK was no church hired 1O1.W°m€n faculty 2md.d°ubl€d HS Am i
_ _ · can American enrollment and its
picnic. He endured death threats, protests and cross scholarship program under Dr.  
bumings. However, he states in The Rest oft/ae _   Fe? €h’}W€*Y’5
Dream. a book about his life, that tl1e UK adminis-   ,_   €r1.ir;iii$ieii,ii_ i li
tration, faculty and students largely supported him. E  ‘_ re  v versity Sheuld ._», J.  
Y  it lead society not     ;_- 9 ‘ `
_ ' follow, by repudi—       " 1
v ating racism and     r*" i
by demonstrating t@%`r i
how mutual tolerance and respect are the foun-
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- tc playin the National Basketball As- ohnson’s enrollment was also res ected oliticall . l
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Seenti<>¤» estabtehee the Kemueky ’ There was no re uired intervention b the United States
. Excel Incentive Scholarship as a re- *  Cl _ Y .
t Suit di his desire id hglp yehhg pedple g Attorney General s Office or federal troops needed to
‘ whe have talent time Went tm educa- . "   ; quell massive violence as in Mississippi in 1962, when Air
- tion. He pledged $500,000 to the uni-   _____ V ._,_     · F deh f. H H d 1
. Vetetty te edmttttetet the pteetem     orce veteran james Mere 1 was ina y enro e at O e t
B through the Office of Minority Affairs   Miss 2ll:[€I` two Y€3fS of p€I`SlS[€1'1C€. `
and the Fayette eeimtv _ Public   Nor did Kentucky Governor Earle C. Clements stand in F
Schools. That program is designed to t _ _ _ _ _ lj
ehellehge middle Seheel Shideiiie id exeel the doorway to UK s administration building to block  
in high Scheel hv Offering them tuitien te johnson’s enrollment with the entire nation watching and l
UK for each year they earn a minimal grade 1 . iis t. t d _ ti f ,, A1 l
pelnt average cf 2.5 and demonstrate a cern- Pree mm egrega um O aV· Segfega en Orevef as 3‘ t
rnitnient to regtliar attendance and bama Governor George Wallace would do 14 years later in 2
satisfactory classroom conduct. Cur-   t
rently there are 20 Mashburn schol- _ ;e_   `_ ,
i classes at UK is   proudly honors its first Af1ican—Ame1ican students with a
li   celebration of histonc ro ortions. UK President Charles T.
. t Di-_ Fitzgerald Bmmwell bccame .   Wethington, jr., actually initiated the yearlong celebration at _
‘   the highesetenkieg Aftieatt Amett ‘   the 1998 commencement when the University bestowed an
f t can academic administrator on cam- ` h d hn , .
t ppp when he was apppipted onorary octorate on jo son s expert witness, Dr. l
t vice president for Research and Franklin. The University had previously awarded johnson Q
_ , Graduate Studiee   an honorary doctorate in 1979. i
i May 1997   As a graduate of the UK College of Law and a member of
T Qflendc "T¤bhY"   e - the University’s Board of Trustees, I am but a minute testa-
saith 'S named the tm ‘er,     ment to ohnson’s coura eous fi ht a ainst mandated
A.f`1‘1CHI1 AIT1€I`1C2I`1 CO3Cl'l     , _ _ g g g
of UK’s highest profile yi  \ S€g1'€g3[1OI'1. l will be fOI`€V€I` gI`21[€leLll.
i athletic team, leading the Th U · ‘ f K tu t h is t 1 t
basketball Wildcats lb be nee NCAA _  l e uweeuy e. en eky eeuue te. me 1 pgs i e
Championship ih his first Seiiseh pie _  t.  t alone that o America, but UK exemp ies tremen ous
vicus African American heed cceches  ,_   leadership when it recognizes the past, looks it squarely in
were Fletcher Carr, wrestling, in 1975, e ref th d h . Th h . tu b
eee Be med ett e Leeke Mettext t - ti e eye, an onors it. e onor, in m, ecomes a
l womerfs basketball since 1995, tx! * tribute to €V€I`y UK S[`Lld€I'1[ OI` 3Spl1`3.I'1[, l)l3.Cl( OI` Wl'll[€, past
‘ Y " · __.   r  or present, which holds dearly the principles of our univer-
T March 1999- December *999 A lil i elele sity and the ideals of our Constitution
¢ Commemoration of Fifty Years of ‘
> , African Americans at the University W/'l'12l[ does [l`1lS Zlll 1'I'1€2l1'1 to {H6? AH'l€I`lC21 is [h€ I`€2l[€5[
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` et leeggetlghe begttmtng Ot tt very tmpee democracy in the history of the world. I believe that jUS—
t tant year in the history ofthe University pf TICE is the bedrock of our democracy. Accordingly, like Mr.
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