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2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 16, 1999

NATION/WORLD

BRANDON
Continued from Page 1
making newspaper inserts rather than pizzas --
Brandon said he thinks his experience will help him
in liis position.
"t's a company and industry I understand well,"
Brandon said. "This is a little bit of a different indus-
try,-but Valassis was involved in franchisement."
-Domino's, with sales totaling more than $3.1 bil-
lin in 1997 and recently boasting its 1,500th store
opening, is a much bigger company than Valassis,
whose revenue hit $741 million in 1998.
-"Valassis had a tremendous track record of
growth," Brandon said. A small company in the
'70s when Brandon took over, Valassis has recent-
lymhade the list of the 100 best companies to work

for in the nation, he said.
Brandon said his predominantly teenage family
eats a lot of pizza. But Brandon said he does not
forsee large changes being made to Domino's.
"The company is very healthy," Brandon said,
Workers at the Central Campus Domino's said
they have suggestions for the new CE'1O.
"I would like friendlier management,"
Domino's employee Brian Schneider said, adding
that he'd like the company "to be more in-touch
with the campus students."
But Brandon's new position did not impress
Schneider as much as the three-story office he will
occupy. "His bathroom is worth 1 million dollars,"
Schneider said, remembering a tour he took of the
Domino's headquarters. He added that the bath-
room had "gold-plated fixtures."

MSA
Continued from Page 1
IElias said, in reaction to the MSA resolution passed earlier
this year condemning IU.S. sanctions on Iraq.
Also on the Blue Party's agenda are programs to obtain
discounts for student group travel, continue voter registra-
tion and education and initiate a student group outreach pro-
gram.
The party also plans to set up a system by which student
groups can use an MSA-nun copy service "where copies are
provided at cost for student groups," said Blue Party mem-
ber and LSA Rep. Vikram Sarma.
Adding to the party's academic intentions, the group
wants to organize a peer mentorship program between grad-
uate and undergraduate students, reinitiate mid-term course
evaluations in LSA and initiate them in other schools.

AROUNID TH EATN
Researchers discover cancer enzyme
WASIIINGTON - In a dramatic advance in the understanding of cancer,
researchers have found an enzyme that helps build the blood vessels that feed the
growth of tumors, a major step toward finding new drugs to attack the disease.
Researchers at Duke University report that they have found -- on the surfacd of
cells inside blood vessels - atype of enzyme, called AFP synthase.
The enzyme apparently provides the energy for the growth of blood vessels, sa*
Salvatore Pizzo, a member of the Duke team and co-author of a study appearing
today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Without such energy, he said, tumors can never grow beyond the size of a pin head.
Researchers in many labs have recently been studying the growth of blood ves-
sels that supply cancer tumors with oxygen and nutrients -- searching for possi-
bles to shut off that blood vessel growth.
The research intensified after Judah Folkman of Children's Hospital in Boston
showed that a compound he calls angiostatin could stop tumor growth in mice by
blocking the formation of blood vessels.
In all, a number of compounds that can block blood vessel formation have been
discovered. In fact, a separate paper in Proceedings today reports on isolating su
a substance from cartilage. Researchers have been able to isolate angiostatW,
which also occurs naturally in the body, and synthesize it in laboratories.

General's case may
put military on trial
FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Until he
retired last year, David Hale's military
career had been a long rise to glory.
He was a decorated Vietnam veteran
and eventually earned the rank of two-
star general, serving as deputy com-
mander of NATO ground forces in
southeastern Europe. Now he is facing
an altogether different distinction: He
could soon become the second Army
general to be court-martialed in nearly
50 years and the first ever summoned
from retirement to face such serious
charges.
Starting today, in the military equiva-
lent of a grand jury proceeding, Army
prosecutors will lay out a damning case
against IHale. It includes allegations that
he carried on sexual affairs with wives of
officers under his command, then lied to
Pentagon officials and threatened some
of the women to cover up his alleged
misdeeds.
Hale has adamantly denied the
charges, so the courtroom showdown at

this Army base 50 miles south of
Seattle could be long and bitter. And
there is more at stake than Hale's fate.
The case also could establish a prece-
dent for how the armed services deal
with violations of military law, infiar-
ticular sexual misconduct, in their tm
ranks.
New enforcement
strategy used by INS
WASHINGTON - In what it calls
a "major shift" in strategy, the
Immigration and Naturalization
Service is moving away from its tradi-
tional raids on job sites to round up 'ille-
gal immigrants, instead emphasizi*
operations against foreign criminals,
alien-smuggling rings and document
fraud.
The new "interior enforcement strat-
egy," outlined in an internal INS docu-
ment, affords a measure of relief to the
estimated 5.5 million illegal immi-
grants living in the United States-and
the thousands of businesses that
employ them.

ARouND THE WORLD
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Ethnic Alabanians
to sign agreement
PARIS --Ethnic Albanians delivered
a clear "yes" yesterday to an internation-
al peace plan for Kosovo, leaving
Yugoslavia's president with a stark
choice: make peace or face NATO's
wrath.
After more than five weeks of intense
diplomatic pressure, the Kosovo
Albanian delegation told international
mediators yesterday they were ready to
sign the peace accord that gives them
wide political autonomy but not the vote
on independence they wanted.
"This is not an ideal solution, but
peace in Kosovo has no price;" said
Hashim Thaci, the head of the ethnic
Albanian delegation to Paris, where a
second round of peace talks had
opened only hours before.
He told reporters they hoped to sign
the agreement today. The French and
British foreign ministers praised the
decision and said it will heighten pres-
sure on Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic to swallow the deal, which

calls for NATO troops to enforce it.
"The Albanian side has shown real
courage in convincing the people that
it is necessary to make a compromise.
We need the Serb side to show
same courage," said British Foreign
Secretary Robin Cook, co-chair of the
talks along with French Foreign
Minister Hubert Vedrine.
Sino-U.S. relations
hurt partisanship
BEIJING - Chinese PremierZ
Rongji said yesterday that Sino= [
relations had been "victimized" by the
partisan conflict in Washington and
that the Chinese were smart enough to
develop advanced weapons witfiout
having to steal technology from the
United States. In a nearly 90-minute
news conference, Zhu also said that
Americans upset with China's hurman
rights record and allegations of spying
were free to vent their anger at him when
he visits the United States next month.
- Compiledfrom Daily wire reppits.

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