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candidates regarding the alleged
campaign violations, no investiga-
tion has been launched because no
one has come forth with evidence,
said Elections Director Rajeshri
"My position is that there is not
enough information for us to inves-
tigate," Gandhi said. "All we have
right now is unsubstantiated rumors.
If someone comes forward, that will
require our looking into it."
The addition of online voting last
year has made monitoring MSA
election regulations more difficult
because students can now vote from

anywhere and at anytime during the
two days of elections.
LSA representative Brian Reich
said he furnished Thompson with
the laptop, and the campaigning at
the fraternity house, where alcohol
was served, was planned before-
Reich said he and Thompson fol-
lowed the rules and ensured that no
campaign materials came within 50
feet of the computer.
"Trent and I put (the computer)
in a room and told people that they
could vote," Reich said. "All we did
was set up a polling site. He was at
the party campaigning. None of the
votes were gotten illegally. Trent
didn't break any rules."

Yeltsin successor
still in question


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MOSCOW (AP) - While Russia
awaits a new government, the larger
question looms of who will replace
President Boris Yeltsin when his term
ends in 2000.
The political turmoil created this
week by Yeltsin's surprise government
shakeup has spurred the speculation.
At least five men appear likely con-
tenders, but all have major weakness-
es. Yeltsin, wary of becoming a lame
duck, coyly declines to say whom he
"As of today, nobody can play the
role of official heir to the throne,"
said Boris Makarenko, a political
analyst with the Center for Political
It is widely expected that the
"party of power" - a term encom-
passing Yeltsin, his allies, and the
country's business elite - will settle
on a single candidate and lavish him
with campaign resources.
But if an election were held now,
opinion polls indicate it would be a
wide-open affair and the "party of
power" candidate might not be the
favorite. Communist leader Gennady
Zyuganov, ex-general Alexander
Lebed and Moscow Mayor Yuri

Luzhkov, a Yeltsin ally, all could be in
the race.
Yeltsin has made contradictory
comments about his plans in 2000,
but his age, his questionable health
and the Russian constitution all
appear to rule out a third term. There
has been speculation he might run
again if the Constitutional Court rules
that his first term, which began under
the old Soviet constitution, does not
count toward Russia's two-term limit.
Prime Minister Viktor
Chernomyrdin's presidential hopes
may have been dashed Monday when
Yeltsin fired him along with the rest
of the Cabinet.
"We can pronounce the once
super-powerful premier politically
dead," said Kommersant, the coun-
try's leading business daily, which is
usually sympathetic to
In a vague statement, Yeltsin told
Chernomyrdin to begin making
preparations for the 2000 election.
But that didn't mean Chernomyrdin
would be a candidate, and many ana-
lysts saw it as a gentle way for the
president to say good-bye to the loyal

Lake Champlain no longer a great lake
WASHINGTON - The five Great Lakes can share some researching funding
with smaller Lake Champlain, but not their great name.
There are five Great Lakes, not six, senators agreed yesterday in a compromise
measure deleting mention of Vermont's Lake Champlain as one of the greats.
Instead, the senators agreed Lake Champlain is a "cousin."
President Clinton signed a bill into law on March 6 that designated Champlain
as a Great Lake for the purpose of competing for research funds under the National
Sea Grant Program.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) had quietly put the sentence into the reauthorization
bill for the program. But he underestimated the wave of controversy it would gen-
erate among Great Lakes lawmakers and residents who had pride in the name and
feared other landlocked states might also try to snag some Sea Grant funding.
"It snowballed into concerns that we would have to rewrite our encyclopedias
or throw out our atlases," Leahy said jokingly on the Senate floor.
Michigan's senators had made it clear they would not accept the designation of
Champlain as a sixth Great Lake - even for the intended purpose of getting more
funding for Vermont.
The Senate yesterday passed the amendment striking the designation by voice
vote. In a compromise, the amendment does allow universities in Vermont to compete
for the research funding on problems they have in common with the Great Lakes.

Breast cancer gene
is rarer than thought
CHICAGO - Gene defects that
have been linked to breast cancer are
rarer than previously thought, and
widespread screening of women for the
flaws would not be worthwhile, two
studies suggest.
Any of several defects in two genes
- BRCAI or BRCA2-- are known to
raise the risk of breast and ovarian can-
cer dramatically. Women who test pos-
itive for the defective genes often
choose drastic options - even having
healthy breasts and ovaries removed -
to avoid cancer.
In previous research, up to 75 per-
cent of breast-cancer patients with fam-
ily histories of breast and ovarian can-
cer were found to have defects in
But, in a new study from North
Carolina, only three women among 211
breast-cancer cases had a BRCA 1
defect. The women were 20 to 74 years
old and were selected without regard to
whether they had a family history of

the disease.
And in a new Washington state study,
only 12 women had a defective BRCA I
gene among 193 who developed breast
cancer before age 35. Only 15 women
had the trait among 208 who developed
breast cancer before age 45 and also had
a close relative with the disease.
Manifesto trendy on
Madison Avenue
NEW YORK -You've come a long
way, comrade.
A stylish new edition of "The
Communist Manifesto" aims to make
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels the lat-
est in radical chic.
The slender volume is being
republished as a glossy, $13 hard-
cover for release in New York and
London on May Day. The fashion-
able department store Barneys is
thinking about it for a window dis-
The publisher says the 1848 work
speaks to a sense on Wall Street that the
party can't go on forever.


Clinton to children:
Slavery was wrong
MUKONO, Uganda - Before thou-
sands of schoolchildren sprawled on a
grassy hillside, President Clinton said
yesterday that the United States was
wrong long ago to buy slaves and guilty
more recently of "the sin of neglect and
ignorance" toward Africa.
Promising new friendship and help,
Clinton announced $120 million in aid
for African schools to train more teachers
and connect classes to the Internet. The
United States also will spend $16 million
to help Africa combat AIDS and malaria,
which kill thousands of children.
Although Clinton did not apologize
for slavery, as some black people in the
United States have urged, his remarks
brought applause in this rural village
where coffee and bananas are grown.
"The United States has not always
done the right thing by Africa," said the
president, who was on the second leg of a
six-country tour.
He said Africa suffered during the
Cold War competition between the
United States and Soviet Union. And ear-

lier, he said, Europeans and Americans
"received the fruits of the slave trade. And
we were wrong in that as wellA"
"But perhaps the worst sin Amesc
ever committed about Africa was the sin
of neglect and ignorance," he said. "We
have never been as involved with you, in
working together for our mutual benefit,
for your children and for ours, as we
should have been:'
New clashes erupt
in troubled Kosovo
GLAMOC, Yugoslavia - Fierc
clashes between Serb police and ethnic
Albanians in Kosovo province sent
scared villagers i eing yesterday from
the rattle of machin. gunfire and the
boom of grenade and roctcIt launchers.
One police officer was repoi t, .
The new outbreak of violence, which
authorities say began when Albanian sep-
aratists with mortars ambushed a police
patrol, came on the eve of a conference
where the United States was to press
strongly for sanctions against Yugoslavi*
for police repression in Kosovo.
- Compiledfrom Daily wire reports.

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