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Calif. Gov. Urges Public Service

April 9, 1999

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ Gov. Gray Davis wants to require community service as a condition of graduation for all students at state colleges and universities.

``One of the ethics of the World War II generation was a sense of obligation to the future, and an appreciation for what they inherited. That is getting away from us,″ Davis said Thursday.

Some campuses already require community service as a condition of graduation.

Davis did not say how long students would be required to serve nor what kind of community service would be involved.

``I think its a good idea because I think a lot of the time at academic institutions we are separated from the community,″ said Natasha Clark, a social-work major at California State-Sacramento.

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