"Fashions show Asia to UF." November 10, 1994.


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"Fashions show Asia to UF." November 10, 1994.
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Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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Nortunen, Sandra L.
Independent Florida Alligator
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Published by Campus Communications, Inc,01Gainesville. FloridaNUMBER 64STEPHANIESINCLAIR-ALLIGATORSTAFFFrancisca Kalianda, an industrial engineering junior from Indonesia, performs the "pendet" danceatthe Parade of Asian Nations Fashion Show Wednesdayatthe Reitz Union. ,work here. Come join with us.' Bush called Chiles to concede de feat shortly after11Tuesday night. Chiles said hewillcall Bushinthe nextfewdaysto'sit down with him to talk about moving ahead withimproving the state.ProblemstotackleinthenextfouryearsChiles pointedtoseveral issues hewillfocus on. He said welfare moth ers need day care and job training to eventually become independent from the state. He also cited the free mar, ket as a tool for driving the economy. "We don't need to attract busi nesses here. We need to help our businesses that are already here,'" Chiles said, adding thathewilltry to cut government red tape and bu reaucracy. "We want small busi nesses to help themselves." And although a spending cap initia tive was given voter approval Tues day, Chiles said it would not be a problem for his administration. He saidhealready was seekingtaxre form because of strong special inter estsinTallahassee that consistently block legislation. When asked if he would change his position on immigration, Chiles responded that while he did notgetas many Cuban votes as in the .last election, he will continue to protect the state and its citizens. Andhesaid it ultimately is the federal govern ment's responsibility to enforce its immigration policy. "We've been a patsyinthis for too long.Ifyou have immigration laws, you must enforce them.Florida can not be the one that takesthebruntof that." Chiles added that his solid stance on the issue has brought him praiseinaddition to criticism.seeCHILES,page 10ByKevin KrauseAlligator WriterTAMPA The party balloons,cigarsmoke and cheering supporters are gone from the hallways of Wynd ham Harbour Island Hotel through whichGov.Lawton Chiles walked to his victory speech Tuesday night.ButChileswasstillglowingWednesday morning from his come from-behindwinas he stressed the need for unity to push forward "andgetthings done" during his last term as governor."Ifwe're goingtomake Florida work, we need to bring all the people together," Chiles said at a news con ference. Chiles narrowly defeated Republi can challenger Jeb Bushinwhat he admitted was his toughest race of the36yearshehas spentinpublic office. Chiles is scheduled to drop by Gainesville this morning at 9:45 at the intersection of University Avenue and 34th Street. "Honk and wave" is part of a three-day trip across the state to thank his supporters. Analyzing his victory, Chiles said the win is an indication that the peo ple of Florida trust his leadership."Ithink what the people are saying is we're tired of gridlock, we're tired of government that does not work, (government) that is about special interests rather than our interests about talk andnowalk."Theupcoming challenge, he said,willbe to use the support he has built to push for legislation dealing with crime and juvenile justice, health, education and the state economy. Chiles said he alsowillneed the support of the49percent of Floridi ans who did not vote for him. "We have to build on that. We have to reach out to those others and say, 'Hey, we've got something thatwillChiles looks past anfaretofuturetheindependentfloridapus at the University of Florida, and I'm very pleased that there are a large number of Asian American students at theUniversity of Florida," Sandeen said.Theshow, which alsoincluded information about Asian folk tales, an attempttodisplay the different cultures and fashions from the various Asian countries, said Margare tha Micha, the assistant direc tor for international student and scholar services.'''Itgives the campus anopportunity to see that the inter national students are alive andwell,"Micha said.Not officially associated with the University01Floridabackgrounds. ,"This was a new experience for me," said Jeannie Poon, adirectorfor Asian Kaleido scope. "It's fun. I mean, I wasn't sure how to walkoranything, so Ijustwalkedoutthereandsmiled."Theoverallperformanceseemed to please the many who stayed until the end. EvenArtSandeen, StudentAffairsvicepresident,ex pressed his gratitude for thepresentationandofficially opened the show with a brief statement. "We have a very diverse cam-BySandraL.NortunenAlligator WriterashionsshowAsiatoUFAs dance music filled theReitz Union SouthTerraceon Wednesday afternoon,headsbegan to peek over the edge of the veranda to see what was going on below. Even though the music may have been fa'miliar, the Parade of Nations fashion show that officially kicked off Asian Kalei doscope Month was unfamiliar to most. Representing different Asian countries, students strolled to the edge of the wooden plat form wearing elaborate attiresymbolizingtheirdifferentIVOLUME 88uleeHallresidentsconsiderrestroom'public'yMichelle Quillenligator WriterWhile some people may find a restroom thout soap and paper towels simply annoy ,a group of Yulee Hall residents is taking situation seriously. UF Housing Director James Grimm said dnesday that his office is investigating idents' complaints that soap and paper wels should be providedindormitory bath oms. Grimm said afewfemale residentsholive on the fourth floor of Yulee Hall omplainedbecausetheyconsiderthefourth-floor bathroom public. One of those residents said the students who filed the complaint have decided to remain anonymous because they fear reper cussions from the Division of Housing. Grimm's office now is discussing the matterwith UF attorney Darryll Jones and Alachua County Public Health Unit officials. "We're investigating the potential at this point," Grimm said. "We don't think they're public bathrooms." AccordingtoPaul Myers, assistant direc toroftheAlachua County Public Health Unit, administrative code derived from state statutes requires public restrooms to provide soap and paperorcloth towelsora hand dryer. But Grimm said he considers the bathrooms private because they are notaccessible to the public.Thehallway doors leading to the bathrooms are locked24hours a day, seven days a week. "It's a bathroom for the residents," he said. Grimm also said residents are expectedtoprovide their own soap and towels.Ifthe law considers the restrooms public, Grimm said, it would cost $20,000tostockallof the dormitory restrooms with soap and paper towels. He said the money would have to come from student rent. "Where else?" he asked. "That's the only place wegetmoney." Grimm said he didn't know iforwhen student housing costs would increase if the supplies are provided. UF attorney Jones said he was aware of the inquiry and saidifUF was found in violation of the code, the chances of UF heing fined are slim. "Fines are for willfulorrepeated viola tions," Jones said. "I'm sure they (health officials) would be satisfied with corrective action."