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only a gesture," Schwarz said. "I don't
think it served any useful purpose."
Emphasizing a policy of containment
of Iraq, Clinton defined his criteria for
U.S. intervention in foreign affairs on
Sunday. "The interests of the American
people must be at stake, our values must
be at stake and we must be able to make
a difference," Clinton said.
LSA sophomore Geoff Ream said
Clinton has handled foreign policy
issues effectively. "He kicked Saddam
Hussein in the butt," Ream said.
Campus College Republicans
President Nicholas Kirk, an LSA junior,
said Clinton failed in his dealing with
the Middle East and Bosnia.
"Bob Dole is - a better friend of
Israel," Kirk said. "We must stop mak-
ing Israel give away land for peace."

October 10, 1996

But Blanchard said Clinton is on the
right track. "We're making historic
strides in the Middle East, keeping the
two parties talking," Blanchard said. "In
Bosnia, we brought about a cease-fire,
ended genocide and were able to bring
about democratic elections."
Clinton has also pursued America's
economic interests around the world
when making foreign policy decisions,
with initiatives like tougher Japan tradej
regulations, the North American Free
Trade Agreement and dramatically
increasing trade with Canada,
Blanchard said.
The candidates disagree about the
practice of placing U.S. troops under
United Nations cornmand.
Clinton supports the practice, Dole
does not, "We have to decide where our
interests are involved, not the United
Nations' interests," Dole said in
Sunday's presidential debate.
Presidential candidates are not the
only ones concerned with foreign policy.
Stephen Serkaian, spokesperson for
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), said
Levin's position on the Senate Armedj
Services Committee allows him to
influence national defense policy.
Serkaian said that like most
Democrats, Levin does not support the
Strategic Defense Initiative, the so
called Star Wars program, an anti-mis..
sile defense system initiated during the
1980s, Instead, Levin believes defense
funding should be directed to non.,
nuclear weapons systems.
"Star Wars offers untested technolo-
gy used against a non-existent threat,"
Serkaian said.
Schwarz said SDI is more important
now than it was during President
Reagan's administration, the height of
its popularity. "We don't know where
those missiles are now in the world," he
said. "It continues to be a dangerous
Levin might be influencing foreign
policy more in the near future, if he is
reelected next month. With two retire-
ments pending, Levin would become
the ranking member of his corimittee,
if he defeats Republican Senate candi-
date Ronna Romney.
- Daily Staff Reporer Laurie MayAk
and Katie Plona conributed
to this report.

Israelis protest new
Muslim prayer hall

authorities are opening a new prayer
hall under the Al Aqsa Mosque, setting
off protests from Israelis about changes
at the site Jews revere as the Temple
Hassan Tahboub, the Palestinian min-
ister of religious affairs, said yesterday
the hall would open in two days once
floor tile has been laid - in time for
weekly prayer services tomorrow.
The announcement comes at a time
of heightened tension, following riots
and clashes last month that killed 78
people after Israel opened a new
entrance to a tourist tunnel at the base of
the complex.
Tahboub refused to comment on the
timing, saying only that the hall was not
Israel's "responsibility or property."
Muslims call the Al Aqsa complex
Haram as-Sharif, or Noble Enclosure,
and it is one of the holiest sites of Islam.
Jews revere it as the Temple Mount, the
site of the Second Temple that was

destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70.
The new Muslim prayer hall, which
the Palestinians have named Marwani
Mosque, is in a nearly 2,000-year-old
chamber beneath the Al Aqsa Mosque
known as Solomon's Stables. It was
built in the time of King Herod as part
of underground support structures for
an expansion of the Temple Mount.
Islamic tradition says the site was vis-
ited by the prophet Mohammed and the
chamber was used as a Muslim prayer
hall as early as the 8th century.
Christian tradition says Jesus' feet
were ritually washed on what is known
as the "cradle" stone, and a chapel
marks the site. Christian Crusaders con-
verted the structure into stables for their
The previous Israeli government gave
permission in January for the chamber to
be used for prayers during the Muslim
holy month of Ramadan and during
rainy periods when worshippers cannot
pray in the courtyard of Al Aqsa.

Six scientists share Nobel Prizes
NEW YORK - Six scientists - five of them Americans - won Nobel Prizes
yesterday for discovering soccer ball-shaped molecules dubbed "buckyballs" and
a strange form of helium that could shed light on the universe's first few instants.
Two Texans and a Britoi won the chemistry prize for discovering a family of car-
bon molecules that spawned a new field of study. Formally known as fullerene$
and informally called buckyballs, the odd-shaped molecules were named for archi-
tect R. Buckminster Fuller because of their resemblance to his geodesic domes.
The physics prize went to three U.S. scientists for discovering that at extremely
low temperatures a form of helium can flow withopt losing energy to friction. That
finding has had unexpected applications to theories about the universe's earliest
moments, and opened a window into a weird subatomic realm.
"It's fundamental knowledge about how matter works," said Russell Donnelly, a
physicist at the University of Oregon who taught one of the physics laureates
decades ago. "I think it's long, long overdue."
The chemistry prize vwas shared by Harold Kroto, 57, who teaches at Sussex
University in England, and Robert Curl, Jr., 63, and Richard Smalley, 53, of Rice
University in Houston. The three discovered buckyballs at Rice in 1985.
"It's what every kid who had a chemistry set dreams of. There's no doubt about
it, it's marvelous," Curl said in Houston.

Clinton seeks to another decade of solvency foi
~ . .hospital trust fund, she said. At
aVOid Medicare crisis rent spending rates, the fund wi
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- that's a harsh reality," Bishop said.
"That was a mistake, and we have to
learn from it."
Taylor also said the regents were to
blame for the deals being made without
their consent. He said Duderstadt was
acting within his rights as president, but
the regents need to have a concrete pol-
icy established to deal with executive
salaries. Taylor said this would be a top
priority for him.
All candidates said making the
University and the regents accessible is
an important goal.
"We have a fundamental, first-priori-
ty duty to the undergraduate system,
and it's important that it is accessible to
as wide a range of people as possible,"
Taylor said.
Maynard said that as a regent she would
"be committed certainly to working with
the entire University community."
Bishop called giving a student an
advisory role on the board "a good
idea," although he stopped short of sup-
porting giving a student regent a full

voting role. Bishop said he has recently
stopped to discuss issues with students
in South Quad and at Greek houses.
Rackham student Peter Wolanin said
he was most impressed with Maynard's
positions. Wolanin said he was encour-
aged that all three candidates said they
opposed selling the University Medical
Center to the private sector.
Michigan Student Assembly
President Fiona Rose said she was
pleased that "there was a good, frank
discussion about accessibility."
Although few students attended, Rose
said she was nonetheless encouraged by
the quality of the discussion.
Yet not everyone was enthusiastic
about every candidate.
After the meeting, Bishop was con-
fronted by audience member Rochelle
Mailhot. Mailhot had concerns about
his opposition to extending health ben-
efits to same-sex couples. She accused
Bishop of having prejudicial "isms,"
After a few minutes of conversation,
Mailhot admitted to sexism against men.
Though Bishop continued to main-
tain his freedom from "isms," he con-
fessed to occasional bouts of cynicism.

WASHINGTON - Unveiling a two-
pronged strategy for rescuing
Medicare, the Clinton administration
invited congressional Republicans yes-
terday to help devise a quick, bipartisan
fix to keep the program afloat by trim-
ming growth of payments to doctors,
hospitals and other health care
After the immediate crisis is averted,
said Health and Human Services
Secretary Donna Shalala, a special
commission could be named to propose
a solution to the longer-term problem:
what to do about Medicare after 2011,
when the huge baby boom generation
begins reaching the eligibility age of
Shalala said the administration
hopes to begin talks with Republican
leaders in Congress soon after the
election, and work quickly next year
to develop a legislative rescue pack-
age. The initiative would be designed
to chop $100 billion from projected
Medicare spending and provide

Deformed frogs
found in Midwest 5'
HENDERSON, Minn. - All
across Minnesota and into neighboring
Wisconsin, South Dakota and Quebec,
scientists and locals are seeing;
grotesquely misshapen limbs, along,
with frogs with tails, missing or
shrunken eyes, and smaller sex organs.
Scientists have had a hard.time find-.,
ing wetlands in Minnesota with no,
deformed frogs. Most recentit
deformed frogs were found ii
"It scares me," said Judy Helgen, a
research scientist with the Minnesota;
Pollution Control Agency. "I'm at dif-
ferent levels of getting a chill down my
Scientists aren't sure what's causing
the deformities. The theories run the
gamut from pesticides to parasites to
radiation from ozone depletion, ot
some combination of factors.

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Middle East quake
leaves 2 dead
CAIRO, Egypt A strong earth-
quake beneath the eastern
Mediterranean sent shock waves yester-
day across Egypt, Israel, Cyprus,
Lebanon and Turkey, spreading panic
that transcended the Middle East's usual
political fault lines. Buildings swayed
and cracked, roads were blocked and at
least two people died.
One woman was killed when her one-
story house in a village in Egypt's Nile
Delta fell in, officials said, and a 73-
year-old patient suffered a fatal heart
attack while being led down a flight of
stairs to a place of safety at a hospital in
Limassol, Cyprus. Twenty people also
were hurt in CyprA, mainly running
over each other in th'e crush to evacuate
The quake occurred at 3:11 p.m. and
was centered about 25 miles southwest
of the Cypriot port of Paphos. Its magni-
tude was 6.8, the U.S. Geological Survey
Experts blamed yesterday's temblor
on a fault, in "that part of the
Mediterranean, resulting from the slow

movement of the continents, said,
Falkhonda Hassan, geology professor at
the American University of Cairo. She
explained that Africa is drifting north.-
and pressing against the tectonic plate of
the Eurasian continent - the same co
lision that has crumpled the Earth's crnst
to create the Alps and caused quakes in,
Egypt that were recorded in the time of
the pharaohs 4,000 years ago.
Cartoon character
tackles foreign evils ,
BEIJING - Move over, Mickey
Mouse. Lion King, beware! Soccpr
Boy is coming to kick his way into the
hearts of Chinese children - and rid
China of foreign cartoon characters'
evil influences.
The saga is part of the publishing
house's answer to China's president and,
Communist Party chief, Jiang Zemin,
who earlier this year exhorted anima-
tors to "foster the lofty idea of workir
hard to invigorate China and train its
youth into a new generation."
- Compiledfroni Daily wire reports.

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