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MSA
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the printed course guide.
"Rackham students can benefit by
.some degree from printed
courseguides," Goodman said. "They
can be more informed about offering in
other departments."
Voter turnout in the fall election is
traditionally lower than the spring elec-
tion, when president and vice presiden-
tial slates campaign. "I'd love voter
turnout to keep increasing every year
but because its not an MSA presiden-
tial election, I'm weary about how
much it will increase," Thompson said.

SMOKING
Continued from Page 1.
smoking are practically non-existent,
due in part to the fact that many col-
lege smokers are not interested in
eliminating smoking from their diet,
said Janet Zilasko, associate director
for University Health Services.
"We previously had smoking cessa-
tion programs but we had very low
student interest," Zilasko said. "A lot
of the times, students are not at the
point of deciding to quit."
Many college students have picked
up the habit fairly recently, Zilasko
added, and they're less likely to con-
sider smoking a problem.
UHS does offer "quit kits" for stu-
dents, which are filled with informa-
tion on how to stop smoking and a
coupon for over-the-counter nicotine-
delivery medications such as gums
and patches.

NATION/WORLD
UN inspectors to
resume work today

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Newly
returned U.N. weapons inspectors
plan to resume work this morning in
Iraq, beginning with routine checks
of the monitoring gear they left
behind when they departed for
Bahrain a week ago and building
towards more sensitive inspections
that could test Iraqi cooperation,
officials said yesterday.
Nearly 90 members of the U.N.
weapons team returned to Iraq by plane
and bus, arriving at their compound
outside Baghdad at about 1:30 p.m.
yesterday with a truckload of duffel
bags and equipment boxes.
They promptly unsealed doors
they had secured when they left and
began setting up computers and
other equipment that had been disas-
sembled.
"We are back. We are ready to
work immediately," said Jaakko
Ylitalo, the UN's senior weapons
inspector here, as he and the rest of
the group unloaded from a military
transport plane at Habaniya Airport,
60 miles from Baghdad. About 150
U.N. humanitarian workers who had
been evacuated to Amman, Jordan
have returned to the Iraqi capital over
the past two days.
The crisis over stalled weapons
inspections led U.S. and British forces
to threaten a campaign of airstrikes that
was narrowly averted Saturday when
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein agreed to
resume cooperation with the U.N. disar-
mament team.
With President Clinton and British
Prime Minister Tony Blair saying they
will not wait long to act if the insoectors
are stymied again, U.N. officials say
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they will try to resume where they left
off in August. That was when Iraq
abruptly halted new inspections in the
midst of a meeting with Richard Butler,
head of the U.N. commission estab-
lished to oversee Iraq's disarmament.
Monitoring of previously inspected
sites continued for nearly three months,
but the Iraqis stopped that as well on
Oct. 31, setting world opinion firmly
against them.
On returning to Iraq, the inspectors
will begin checking and adjusting video
cameras, air samplers and other equip-
ment at roughly 40 Iraqi facilities with
the potential to produce weapons. In
perhaps a week or more, teams of
experts from other countries will arrive
to begin new site inspections that could
provide a key measure of whether Iraq
will live up to its pledge last weekend to
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to
cooperate.
"This is certainly an opportunity to
get on with the business we are here to
do," said Caroline Cross, a spokesper-
son for the Baghdad Verification and
Monitoring Center, the field office
established by the United Nations to
ensure Iraq fulfills disarmament
promises it made at the end of the 1991
Persian Gulf War.
"Full and unfettered access means
going where we want to go and seeing
what we want to see," Cross said.
"I'm sure we will want to go to the
sites we've been denied access to all
along."
There is a list of issues on which Iraq
has provided some information, but not
enough for inspectors to independently
certify that certain weapons, or the
capacity to produce them, have been
destroyed.
Continued from Page 1
the University's bargaining team don't
take the negotiations as seriously as the
faculty team members.
"The research we produce is vital to
the University, and they are dismissing
the research and the fact that we do 50
percent of the teaching;' Odier-Fink
said.
The University also dealt with previ-
ous GEO proposals yesterday by offer-
ing an option to pay for portions of
GEO's affirmative action platform and
a recalculation of weekly work hours,
by taking the cost out of wage rates,
Odier-Fink said.
"They're not willing to pay for
anti-discrimination policies, and
this shows us that they are not will-
ing to actively pursue this goal,"
Odier-Fink said.
Gamble said GEO is misinterpreting
the intent of the counterproposal
because the University only tentatively
tried to allocate funds to various GEO
proposals, rather than representing
them as portions of graduate employee
incomes.
"We don't have an unlimited source
of funding to settle this contract,"
Gamble said. "All we did was illustrate
the cost of these initiatives."
In response to frustration at the
bargaining table, the GEO Stewards
Council probably will vote to open
the meetings to all GEO members
tomorrow, Odier-Fink said, "so they
can see that we are not being taken
seriously."
"We're about three months ahead of
where we were last time we negotiated
a contract," GEO Bargaining
Committee Chair Andrea Westlund
said.

Fed moves to stop economic slowdowit
WASH INGTON - The Federal Reserve moved to protect the economy yesier-
day by cutting interest rates for the third time in seven weeks but signaled to Wall
Street not to expect any more reductions soon.
After meeting privately, Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan and his col-
leagues announced they had cut two benchmark interest rates, each by a quarto
percentage point. The rate charged among banks on overnight loans fell to 4.4
percent and the rate on the Fed's own loans fell to 4.5 percent.
Major banks responded by cutting their prime lending rates to 7.75 percent..That
will translate into cheaper monthly payments on a variety of consumer and busi-
ness loans, including credit-card balances and auto loans.
Wall Street reacted favorably at first, but then read the fine print. The Dow Jones
industrial average shot up 75 points from Monday's close but then finished down
25 points at 8,986.
In its statement, the Fed said, with the latest cut, "financial conditions can rea-
sonably be expected to be consistent with fostering sustained economic expansion
while Keeping inflationary pressures subdued."
Economists say that virtually rules out another rate cut at the Fed's next sche -
uled meeting on Dec. 22, unless there's unforeseen deterioration in the economy4
financial markets.

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Tapes add 'humanity'
to ewinsky, Trip
WASHINGTON - Unheard, the
tapes were paper evidence and tabloid
trash, a prosecutor's bonanza and a
voyeuristic plunge into matters of ulti-
mate privacy.
Yesterday, the 22 hours of chatter
between Monica Lewinsky and Linda
Tripp became both more familiar and
more shocking - a sighing, giggling,
sobbing soundscape of the American
night, and a breathtaking study in
betrayal.
The recorded conversations released
by the House Judiciary Committee were
immediately and endlessly played for a
nation that claims to have had enough of
these two women. The content of the
tapes was anything but new -- the tran-
scripts were released more than a month
ago. But hearing the voices, hearing
Tripp's nasal tones alternately calming
and cajoling the higher-pitched
Lewinsky, revealed the humanity of two
people who had become little more than
caricature.

The conversations Tripp secretly
taped last fall as she led her erst-
while friend and coworker through
emotional crises over her relation-
ship with President Clinton are
steeped in the ambient sounds of
suburban life.
Study: Well-cooked
meat a health risk
WASHINGTON - Women who eat
beef and bacon cooked until very well
done have a four times greater risk of
developing breast cancer than those who
eat rare or medium meat, a study says.
Yet experts said yesterday there is sti
too much uncertainty to recommen.
changes in cooking habits.
Undercooked meat can pose a proven
and well-known health risk they noted
"We have found a link between well-
done meat and breast cancer, but we aire
still not sure of the cause," said Wei
Zheng of the University of South
Carolina. "This is just one study. It is too
early to jump to a final conclusion.
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AROUND THE ORLD
Thousands protest Kneeling in ther
"We love you, Ocal
for OCalan's asylum Ocalan. We will di
"We want to s
ROME - Kurds marched through PKK is not a terror
Rome in a 10,000-strong protest yester- a people's organiz
day to demand asylum for their captured Rizgari, who came
leader - a demand Italy's premier said about 40 other Kur
would be denied unless the rebel com- ty with the rebel le
mander has truly renounced terrorism.
The march was the largest yet in days Israeli par
of growing protests since Italian police
arrested Abdullah Ocalan at Rome's approves C
airport Thursday.
Kurds are streaming into Rome and JERUSALEM -
launching rallies and hunger strikes overwhelmingly a
across Europe in opposition to Turkey's Mideast land-for-p(
request he be extradited for trial. More Palestinians late y
than 4,000 protested yesterday outside way for an Israel
the Interior Ministry in Bonn, Germany. from the West Ban
Ocalan leads the Kurdistan Workers The Knesset er
Party, or PKK, which is fighting for ment by a 75-1
autonomy for Kurds in southeastern abstentions.
Turkey. The 14-year-old conflict has It was also a vo
killed 37,000 people. Israeli Prime N
Supporters marched past the Netanyahu, who si
Colosseum and into Piazza Venezia with Yasser Arafat
yesterday, waving red flags and making Oct. 23.
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