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NATION/WORLD

CHIP
Continued from Page 1A
sis would be microscopic.
"One of the big expenses of DNA
analyses is the cost of chemicals,"
Burke said. "This chip analyzes
DNA with a much smaller drop,
invisible to the human eye.
Typically, they're done by humans
... with drops that can be seen."
In addition, the "lab on a chip"
could save money by taking out all
the labor involved in analyzing DNA
in a real laboratory. The only thing a
human would have to do is place the
DNA on the chip connected to a
computer.
The chip also would ensure the
uniformity of DNA analysis. With
the "lab on a chip," human error or
tampering during analysis would be

impossible since all the steps occur
without outside stimuli.
The chip would guarantee the
same answer is reached no matter
who is analyzing the DNA, much
like a calculator produces the same
answer for all users, Burke said.
The $3 million project also offers
lessons in interdepartmental collab-
oration. For three departments -
chemical engineering, human genet-
ics and electrical engineering - to
work on a joint project is unusual,
Burke said.
"I think that collaboration was
essential in getting all the pieces
together," said electrical engineering
Ph.D. candidate James Webster, one
of the 12 co-authors of the article.
"Each department had specific con-
tributions that no department could
have done on its own."

PROPOSAL
Continued from Page IA
in his 2000 election campaign. But
Sarpolus questions the validity of this
"often-used" strategy.
"My question is who is going to want
to remember that commercial anyway?"
Sarpolus asked.
Although the proposal has received
widespread support, some question the
overall validity of the proposal. Engler's
opponent, Geoffrey Fieger, said he will
"reluctantly" support the proposal
because it allows for the clean up of sites
where the polluter is unknown.
But Fieger attacked Engler's record
on the environment during his eight
years in office.
"The governor has been an unmitigat-
ed disaster for the environment;' Fieger
said. "It's not their ideal, it's their deal."
Calling Engler an environmental
criminal, Fieger said the destruction of
the Department of Natural Resources
and the "polluter pay laws" have shown
Engler's true environmental policy.

Fieger says he will remedy this situa-
tion if elected. "ie has gutted polluter-
pay laws" Fieger said. "I would reinsti-
tute polluter pay laws and reconstitute
the Department of Natural Resources."
But Eingler defends his policies, claim-
ing that Michigan's environment is far
better than it was when he took office. le
said that Fieger's attacks are "ill-formed,"
and that streamlining the environmental
enforcement procedure has really been
beneficial for citizens. But the proposal
has not remedied unfavorable environ-
mental ratings, Sarpolus said.
Proposal C is not the only environ-
mental issue being considered. Rep. Liz
Brater (D-Ann Arbor) said she does sup-
port Proposal C, but the standard cur-
rently used by the government is not fair.
"I support environmental standards
that will protect children's health, as well
as other citizens," Brater said.
The state now uses the risk to an aver-
age male when determining the accept-
able amounts of toxins in water and other
places, but Brater believes that cannot
protect small children and women.

AROUND THE NATION.(
Lawyers discuss inpeachment hearmg
WASHINGTON - In their first face-to-face meeting, President Clinton's
top lawyers and congressional investigators discussed the upcoming hearings
on whether Clinton should be impeached for lying under oath an otherwise
trying to cover up his affair with former White House intern Mora
Lewinsky.
White House Counsel Charles Ruff, Clinton attorney David Kendall and special
counsel Gregory Craig left the two-hour session largely at odds with House
Republican aides.
"We are not yet convinced that this tribunal is operating under a fair, impartial
set of rules," Craig told reporters.
Aides predict that the public hearings will begin sometime in mid-
November, although the scope of the case and the witness list remain a work
in progress. And lawyers say that White House cooperation in distilling the
facts in Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report is essential if the hearings
are to end by Dec. 31, the target date set by House Judiciary Committee c ir
Henry Hyde (R-Ill.)
And with most of the committee's Republican members already leaning toward
impeachment, according to their public statements, the White House and its
Democratic allies are fighting for the president's political survival.

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"Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon deserves
re-election. Her active working relationship
with the University, combined with her great
accessibility, are two compelling reasons to give
her another term.. .Sheldon has established herself
as a pillar of the community-she has earned
another term serving Ann Arborites."
-Michigan Daily Editorial, 11-1-96
"Sheldon has represented the city positively in
the community and at the state level. She has
been an essential moderating force at the council
table. Sheldon has earned a vote of confidence
from the public."
-Ann Arbor News Editorial, 10-25-96
Paid for by the Ingrid Sheldon for Mayor Committee
Doug F. Ziesemer, Treasurer, 576 Glendale Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

ACTION
Continued from Page 1A
classes as scheduled because he does
not support affirmative action. While
Phillips said he enjoys the diversity that
affirmative action permits, he is not
sure it is worth the trade off.
"If more qualified students are being
denied to make the student body
diverse, I don't know if that's a tangible
benefit," Phillips said.
After the rally, a group of about 100
students marched through Angell Hall
and the Diag chanting, "We won't take
resegregation, equal quality education."
Event coordinator Jodi Masley said
the march is a way to gain widespread
awareness.
"It gets people to notice," said
Masley, a Law student. "It shows that
were not just off in some corner of the
campus talking amongst ourselves. It
lets the campus know we are active,
organized and demonstrating."
Many students observed the rally.
Education junior Dan Young sat in
Angell Hall studying as the group
marched past.
Young said he might have participat-
ed if he didn't have midterms.
"It's effective' Young said. "They
have the right to voice opinion."
As the group rushed passed on South
University Avenue, Rackham student

Naomi Feldman shouted, "It's a total
insult!"
"If they are saying affirmative action
is the only way to end resegregation
that's insulting to minorities by saying
that they can't get in here on their own
ability," she said.
At a mass meeting in the Pendleton
Room, which included an appearance
by Democratic gubernatorial candidate
Geoffrey Fieger, students discussed
future plans, which include a day of
action in the spring and organization for
a march on Washington.
BAMN organizers also are interested
in forming a party in the Michigan
Student Assembly.
"We want to pull together a party for
MSA that understands the centrality of
affirmative action to U-M and higher
education in general" Massie said.
"It is going to determine a character
of campus'" he said. "It allows the cam-
pus to have people from backgrounds
other than elite of society"
The 2 Days of Action events con-
tinue today with panel discussions on
students' intervention into the lawsuits
at 2 p.m. at the Union and the film
"Racism 101" at 7:30 p.m. in Angell
Hall.
Masley encouraged students to
attend every event they can.
"Students should get involved and be
level at whatever level they can."

Proposal would
allow phone tapping
WASHINGTON - Police and the
FBI could find out the location of any
person talking on a cellular phone -as
long as a court approves - under a
proposal the government is expected to
make today.
With some 66 million cellular
phone customers, law enforcement
officials want the authority to tap cell
phones to track down drug dealers,
terrorists and kidnappers. But some
groups worry such a practice could
violate privacy.
The Federal Communications
Commission is expected to propose
giving the FBI and other law enforce-
ment officers this and other additional
wiretapping capabilities to keep pace
with technology.
The proposal is part of a larger plan
to implement a 1994 law that requires
companies to make digital wiretapping
technology available to law enforcers.
The location proposal is based on a
plan from the telecommunications

industry
"We think this is a positive step for-
ward," said Stephen Colgate, the
Justice Department's assistant attorney
general for administration. "In raw
kidnapping cases, it would haveWn
very helpful to have location informa-
tion."
Former Nazi guard
deported for actions
WASHINGTON - The U.S.
Board of Immigration Appeals has
upheld an order to deport a 77-year-
old retired foundry supervisor for
covering up his past as a guarot
Nazi concentration camps during
World War II, the Justice Department
said yesterday.
Originally entered in 1997, the
order directed that Ferdinand
Hammer, of Sterling Heights,
Mich., be deported to Croatia, his
native land. Hammer was stripped
of his naturalized U.S. citizenship
based on concealing his Nazi st
when he applied for U.S. citizenI p
in 1963.

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New Italian leader is
former communist
ROME - Vezio's Bar in central
Rome is a hole-in-the-wall monument
to the Cold War.
One of this shrine's few living
heroes, the man with the thin mustache
in the photograph on the door, is
Massimo d'Alema, who was sworn in
yesterday as Italy's prime minister to
the exuberant toasts of Vezio's clien-
tele.
D'Alema is the first ex-Communist
to lead the government of a major West
European nation. He is widely known
as a skillful politician who helped steer
his party from communism into the
mainstream European left after the col-
lapse of the Berlin Wall.
But to many here who remain red at
heart, d'Alema is still one of them, and
that is one reason his surprise selection
is stirring Cold War passions that
Italians have long been trying to bury.
"He never renounced his ideological
roots or his ideals of social justice"
said Vezio Bagazzini, a lifelong
Communist who owns the bar. "He

merely adapted them to a world that has
changed."
President Oscar Luigi Scalfar@a
centrist, tapped d'Alema last Friday to
try forming a government after Prime
Minister Romano Prodi, leader of the
center-left Olive Tree coalition, lost a
parliamentary vote of confidence and
resigned.
Company boosts
investor stock value
TOKYO - Stock investors in Japan
have gotten burned this year, and yet
they're eagerly lining up to plunk down
$34,102 a share for stock in a mobile
phone company scheduled to go public
today in what is expected to be the
world's largest initial public offering
ever.
NTT Mobile Communications
Network Inc. expects to raise $18.6 bil-
lion, which means its market cap-
ization on the Tokyo Stock Exche
will be ranked second, after Toyota
Motor Corp.
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