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2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 6, 1996


Rockefeller Center
hit by explosion in
Christm ru

NEW YORK (AP) - An explosion
at Time Warner's headquarters building
in Rockefeller Center yesterday rattled
windows and startled pedestrians
crowding the area to view the famous
Christmas tree.
Three people were injured in the
blast, which appeared to have originat-
ed in a restaurant on the building's sec-
ond floor. They were hospitalized in sta-
ble condition, said Mike Raciopo, a fire
department spokesperson.
Willie Monroe, who works in the
kitchen of TGI Friday's, said he saw a
ball of fire, and then "suddenly the
whole restaurant was just shaking."
"People were just running out. They
just panicked," said Monroe, adding
that there were more than 100 people,
including a lot of children, in the restau-
rant at the time.

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Clinton, Yeltsin to meet in March
WASHINGTON - Cold War clamor far behind them,
President Clinton and President Boris Yeltsin will meet in the
United States next March to go about building what Clinton
calls "a new partnership with democratic Russia."
The meeting will be their first in 11 months. Since their last ,
one, Yeltsin won re-election, in July, and Clinton did in
November, the same month Yeltsin had major, evidently suc-
cessful heart surgery.
The date and location were not announced yesterday. Word
of the get-together surfaced as Clinton decided on an overhaul
of his national security team that will install U.N. Ambassador Clinton
Madeleine Albright as secretary of state and Sandy Berger as
head of the National Security Council.
At a White House news conference, Clinton stressed one of his top objectives in
his second term was "building a new partnership with a democratic Russia."
At the State Department, Secretary of State Warren Christopher spoke of a "real
advantage" in direct contact between the two leaders. He said Russia's decision
send troops to help maintain peace in Bosnia resulted from their October 1
summit at Hyde Park, N.Y.

The blast reverberated through nearby
office buildings, including the headquar-
ters of The Associated Press, and briefly
sent black smoke billowing from the
roof of the skyscraper shortly after 7
"There was a loud sound like light-
ning hitting the building. I thought the
Friday's kitchen exploded. I saw debris
coming down from the building," said
Anton Ruskaj, working across the street
at the Fashion Cafe.
"People were coming out with soot
and burns," Ruskaj added. "Other
employees came out screaming for
medical help. There was a lot of panic.
The victims seemed terrified."
People crowded onto Rockefeller
Plaza, which was filled with people
viewing the tree and going to Radio City
Musical Hall for its Christmas show.

An emergency service worker helps an unidentified person Injured at the Time
Warner building in Rockefeller Center yesterday.

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Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society, was founded to mark in a fitting
manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished
scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as
alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering
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wish to congratulate the following people who have achieved our high standards and
have successfully completed the initiation rituals, thereby becoming active members of
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Kathy Anderson
Michael Bailey
Jeffrey Becker
Scott Benigni
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Michael Chang
Jonathan Cherry
Shan-Ming Chiu
Brady Countryman
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Kim Dillon
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Ekrem Esmen
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John Geis
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Bryan Jampton
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Thomas Hughes
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Brandon Johnson
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Angela Merrill
Lindsay Morga
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David Nori
Jonathan Opdyke
Katherine Patek
Paul Perkins
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Amber Pewe
Elizabeth Quenneville
Ronit Reager
Jaime Roehrig
Jeffrey Sanko
Thomas Schwarz
Jonathan Seddelmeyer
Kathryn Shaw
Daniel Singer
Katherine Stellhorn
Mark Strohmaier
Arul Thirumoorthi
Grace Tong
Thomas Warren
Marie Wiescinski
Stuart Wuerthele

Continued from Page 1
than a quorum of its own members to
the panel, but they could not form a
majority of the committee.
The second bill keeps closed the
applications and other records regard-
ing all candidates, even after the final-
ists are named.
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann
Arbor), who testified to the House
Higher Education Committee on
Tuesday, said the search to hire Lee
Bollinger was successful in spite of
the Open Meetings Act, not because
of it.
"Because of the way the Open
Meetings Act has evolved over the past
20 years, Michigan is now regarded by
leaders in higher education around the
country as a crazy place, not at all
where you want to go to be considered
for a university presidency," Power told
the committee.
Law Dean Jeffrey Lehman, who
chaired the Presidential Search
Advisory Committee and also testified
in the committee hearing, said last
night the proposed time constraints put
new and restrictive limits on the con-
duct of a search.
"The rough outline that I've
received leaves me deeply concerned
about whether any outsider to the
University, with any appropriate
experience, would be willing to par-
ticipate in a process constrained in
that manner," Lehman said.
Wilbanks said that despite some
portions of the current bills, they will
ultimately improve the University's
flexibility in conducting searches.
"There is certainly ... an improve-
ment in the way the search will be con-
ducted," Wilbanks said.
She said the bill has changed shape
in its passage through the legislature,
and could change again before its final
version is approved.
John Truscott, spokesperson for
Gov. John Engler, said he was not
familiar with the amendment's
details, but said the governor sup-
ports the bill in theory.
Truscott also said there needs to be
time for the public to properly scruti-
nize and give its input on the candi-
dates' qualifications. He said Engler
would have no objections if the earlier
stages of the search happen behind
closed doors, as long as the final stages
are public.
Schwarz, who is a University alum,
said he had no predictions for when the
bill will pass and what its final form
will be like,
"I wouldn't even begin to speculate
on what a legislature may and may not
do in a lame-duck session;" Schwarz

U.N.: Chemical
agents at Iraqi dump
WASHINGTON - U.N. investiga-
tors have confirmed the presence of the
deadly chemical agent sarin at the site
of an Iraqi weapons dump blown up by
Americans during the Persian Gulf War,
the Pentagon said yesterday.
"They drilled into a rocket and sarin
spurted out of that rocket," Bernard
Rostker, the Pentagon's coordinator for
Gulf War illnesses, said. "So sarin was
present, and they did find a cache of
mustard gas.'
The Pentagon has previously spoken
of chemical agent canisters found by
U.N. investigators at the site of the
Kamisiyah ammuniiton d pot, but the
detail of sarin shooting out of one of the
rockets provided graphic evidence of
the chemical's presence.
Many Gulf War veterans blame
chemical or biological weapon expo-
sure for a series of unexplained illness-
es with symptoms that include memory
loss, joint and muscle pain, depression,
skin rashes and chronic fatigue.
The Pentagon and the Department of

Veterans Affairs, after a slow start, have
acknowledged a serious health problem
exists and are conducting extensive
studies. Other possible causes being
examined include experimental vac-
cines, parasites, environmental pollu-
tants, and stress and psychological fag
Brain chemical gives
clue to curb hunger
WASHINGTON - Blocking a cer-
tain brain chemical can curb appetites,
researchers find, giving a new clue on
how to slim from grossly obese to
merely chubby. The work helps
explain why a flawed "fat gene" turO
middleweights into extreme heavy-
New research with mice that are
genetically altered to be extremely
obese shows that the weight gain is con-
trolled, in part, by the action of a brain
chemical called neuropeptide Y, or
NPY, according to Jay Erickson, a
Howard Hughes Institute researcher at
the University of Washington.




Serbia makes
conciliatory gestures
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The
Serbian government, making concilia-
tory gestures in the face of mounting
street protests, allowed two indepen-
dent radio stations to resume broadcasts
yesterday and signaled willingness to
consider acknowledging the electoral
victory of opposition parties in two of
Yugoslavia's biggest cities.
The decisions marked the first signs
of political flexibility from President
Slobodan Milosevic and his govern-
ment in 18 straight days of demonstra-
tions and intense pressure from the
United States and other Western gov-
ernments for a peaceful resolution of
the crisis. They came one day after the
Clinton administration voiced determi-
nation to relay broadcasts from a
silenced station via the Voice of
America and made clear that
Washington no longer considers the
Serbian leader indispensable for peace
in the Balkans.
In one sign of the conciliatory shift,



We need six top-notch students
to sell yellow page advertising in
the campus telephone directory
during the summer of 1997.
This is a summer job in Ann
Arbor, open to freshmen,
sophomores, juniors, seniors
and graduate students who
are not in summer school.
Our most successful interns have
good skills in presenting, closing,
time management and
organization. Persistence, an
interest in sales and an outgoing
nature is also important.
Business majors must bid for
interviews by December 6.
AU other majors go to Career
Center by December 6.
Interviews will be held at The
School of Business on January
13 and at the Career Center on
January 14.

Zivadin Jovanovic, an assistant foreign
minister, declined to comment when
asked if Milosevic's ruling Socialist
Party had won the Nov. 17 election in the
southern city of Nis. This cast doubts
a victory announced on state-run televi-
sion two weeks ago and amounted to
acknowledgment that the government is
considering another outcome to the race.
Western Wall shown
live on the Internet
JERUSALEM - Millions of
Internet users around the world we
able to watch as the first candle of
Hanukkah was lit last night at the
Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site.
The Israeli Internet company Virtual
Jerusalem added "The Wall Cam" to its
services, which include delivering e-
mail with prayers to the Wall.
The site opens Thursday. The address
for the Virtual Jerusalem Wall-Cam
Web site is http://www.virtual.co.il.
- Compiled from Daily wire report

Christian Reformed Campus Ministry
1236 Washtenaw Ct. 668-7421
(one block south of CCRB)
10a.m.- Advent Worship
Rev. Don Postema, Pastor
Ms. Kyla Ebels
assistant for Student Ministry
3301 Creek Dr. 971-9777
SUNDA Y: 9:30 a.m. English,
11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Korean

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