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2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 1, 1999

NATION/WORLD

AIPAC
Continued from Page 1A
power of people in government.
As a student at Swarthmore
College in the 1950s, Levin partici-
pated in a petition drive to collect
signatures in support of the censure
of former Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-
Wisconsin). McCarthy lead a vigor-
ous search to expose U.S. citizens
who he presumed to be communists,
but was later was censured for acts
unbecoming of a senator after his
accusations were proved false.
Levin and five other students col-
lected 800 signatures from their cam-

pus requesting that the government
punish the actions of McCarthy. The
group hand delivered the scraps of
paper to their U.S. representative on
the same day that one million signa-
tures of McCarthy supporters were
delivered in an armored car to
Washington.
Levin said photos of both deliveries
were juxtaposed on the front page of
every newspaper in the country the next
day. Receiving so much attention for
their efforts impacted him, he said.
"You can do something with very
few resources that come overcome larg-
er resources," he said.
Also speaking at the conference were

Dan Senor, press secretary for Sen.
Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.) and Bryce
Sandler, the finance director for Rep.
Joe Knollenberg (R-Bloomfield Hills).
Both stressed the importance of experi-
ence and networking to advance in
political life.
Conference Coordinator Donnie
Tigay, an LSA senior, said she was
extremely pleased with the outcome of
the conference.
"I was personally very impressed
with the caliber of speakers we had,'
she said. "It's great to say that on a
Super Bowl Sunday we got about 150
people here. It shows how much they
care about the issue."

BOLLINGER
Continued from Page IA
ing" is among his top priorities for the
year. He would like to see more money
coming in from the state government.
The University, "needs to keep at
the forefront of the fields in which
we work," Bollinger said.
He said the private universities
joining the University as the
nation's leading research institu-
tions often receive more money in
donations and stock market gains.
These monetary issues put the
University in a very competitive
position, he said.

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AROUND THE NATION
Census bureau mounts ad campaign
WASHINGTON - Worried that segments of the U.S. population might not par-
ticipate in the 2000 census, federal officials are mounting an ambitious $100-mil-
lion advertising campaign to sell racial and ethnic minorities on the benefits of
being counted.
Young & Rubicam Inc., a giant New York advertising agency, is crafting an ov
all media campaign - "This is your future. Don't leave it blank!" - to encoura?
all U.S. citizens to fill out and return the mail-in census forms.
Individual advertising companies, employed as subcontractors to Young &
Rubicam, are creating targeted campaigns with overt racial or cultural mes-
sages aimed at black, Latino/a, Asian American and American Indian popula-
tions.
Print and broadcast ads targeted at American Indians, for instance, draw
attention to the family. "Generations are counting on this. Don't leave it
blank!" they say.
For black citizens, media messages evoke racial and community solidarity:
"This is our future. Don't leave it blank."
And ads aimed at Latino/as and Asian Americans translate the catch phrase
Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and other languages to be used in ads deveT
oped for ethnic media.
Chim s o lSixth Conference on Retroviruses and
Chi ps mostlikely Opportunistic Infections in Chicago
source of HIV soin yesterday and they will be published in
Thursday's edition of Nature.
CHICAGO - Solving a long-puz-
zling mystery about the origins of the Delphi nearing
AIDS epidemic, Alabama researchers
have shown that the most prevalent iu ependence 0
form of the AIDS virus, human
immunodeficiency virus type 1, DAYTON, Ohio- General Motors
almost certainly passed to humans Corp. is nearing the end of a two-year
from a common subspecies of chim- effort to spin off its Delphi
panzee. Automotive Systems Corp., a move
Studying the virus in these ani- that is getting mixed reactions from
mals could lead to new ways of pro- workers.
tecting humans from disease, "I'm hopeful that it will work, but I
experts said. guess it's wait and see," said Ahmad
Examining the DNA compositions Abdul-Majid, a worker at the Delphi
of HIV-1 and several chimpanzee brake plant in Dayton.
viruses, Beatrice Hahn and her col- "It's a bad deal for people that's bet
leagues at the University of Alabama working for GM all these years, said
at Birmingham concluded that the Harley Turner, another brake plant
virus passed from chimps to humans worker.
three separate times in a small region He is concerned about whether he
of West Equatorial Africa some 50 will be able to keep his job security and
years ago before spreading to what is benefits.
now estimated to be 35 million human GM is expected to offer up to 18
carriers. percent of Delphi in an initial public
The transmission most likely offering on the New York Stock
occurred during butchering of the ani- Exchange on Friday. GM will distro
mals, which were subsequently eaten. ute the rest to GM shareholders later
Hahn presented the results at the this year
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Albanian leaders
need to unite
PRISTINA,Yugoslavia - Only days
before Kosovo Albanians were expect-
ed to talk peace with the Serbs, US.
and British envoys were shuttling
between hotel rooms, explaining con-
ference plans to rival ethnic Albanians
who wouldn't even sit together.
Beyond that common goal of indepen-
dence for their Kosovo homeland, ethnic
Albanian leaders are divided by deep
personal and philosophical differences,
petty rivalries and a desire for power.
The success of the international
Kosovo peace conference, which the
United States and five major European
powers have called for Feb. 6, may
depend largely on whether these groups
can speak with a single voice in negoti-
ations with the Serbs.
"There is considerable pressure now
for them to unite, and it's not only com-
ing from the international community
but from inside the Albanian communi-
ty as well,"Veton Surroi, an influential
ethnic Albanian journalist, told The
Associated Press.

Independence from the Yugoslav
republic of Serbia is a goal agreed on
by most Kosovo Albanians, who form
90 percent of the province's 2 mill*
people.
Mahmut Bakali, the former
Communist Party president in Kosovo,
says international pressure will proba-
bly lead the rivals to overcome their dif-
ferences.
New crown prince
enjoys the limelight
AMMAN, Jordan -It was a hectic
and unexpected-first week in office for
Jordan's Crown Prince Abdullah, a
career soldier thrown into the affairs ofa
state by an ailing father who set aside the
brother he had groomed to take the
throne for 34 years.
So far, his reviews are good-but he
remains untested. For Abdullah himself,
his schedule has permitted little time for
reflection.
The prince seemed taken aback by
the limelight, a close confidant said,
condition of anonymity.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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