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NATION/WORLD

TAX CUT
Continued from Page 1
Although enrollment to higher
education institutions continues to
rise, "there is still a problem of too
many people dropping out," Furman
said.
Clinton's announcement yesterday
is very similar to legislation that
Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) intro-
duced last year.
Schumer and Snowe sponsored a
bill that would provide tuition tax
cuts but died in a conference com-
mittee, said Dave Lackey, Snowe's
BOOSTERS
Continued from Page 1
not delay the implementation of any
new policy for next season.
"A new policy will be implemented by
next fall. We're just working on opera-
tional issues," he said.
Gragg, who serves on the committee
formed last May by Provost Nancy
Cantor to review the policies of the

communications director. But with
the support of the president, the sen-
ators will try to advance the new pro-
posal as much as they can, he added.
"We believe there is bipartisan
support to make education more
affordable," Furman said, adding
that initial reaction has been posi-
tive.
University officials said they wanted
to review the proposal before making
any specific programs.
"These are simply additional steps
to make college more affordable," Vice
President for Government Relations
Cynthia Wilbanks said.
Michigan men's basketball team, also
presented a draft of a revised gambling
policy at the meeting.
The revisions provide 'for stricter
regulations and punishments for stu-
dent-athletes and Athletic
Department employees with any
involvement in illegal gambling,
which includes point shaving, plac-
ing bets and providing inside infor-
mation.

ELKHOJA
Continued from Page 1
Ernst said background checks are a
common request in criminal trials.
"It's extremely relevant information,"
he said.
"There are laws in this state that have
held that a lawyer is incompetent for fail-
ure to ask for these,." he said.
The city contested the ruling on
the grounds that it would provide
individuals with criminal record
information.
Under the Law Enforcement
Information Network, information
garnered from background checks can
only be made available to criminal jus-
tice officials.
At the Jan. 31 hearing, Shelton will
presumably set a trial date.
"We just need more time to talk,"
Washtenaw County Chief Assistant
prosecuting attorney Joe Burke said.
Elkhoja faces charges of felony
murder and open possession of a
firearm.
If convicted, he could receive a max-
imum sentence of life in prison.

REGENTS
Continued from Page 1
"We want to focus on the 'create'
aspect," Ferrara said. "We want to bring
new insight into this field."
Ferrara said the goals of the program
include maintaining superior quality in
clinical care as well as basic education
and research.
But Ferrara emphasized the impor-
tance of focusing on translational
research.
"We want to be better in (translation-
al research) than anything else. We
want to bring insight and innovation to
clinical traits," he said.
Ferrara, who joined the University
faculty in 1998, said it is one of the best
places in the nation for this type of pro-
gram.
"Where I think Michigan really
has an edge is in the collaborative
aspects," he said. "I'm extraordinari-
ly impressed with the enthusiasms
and momentum."
During the public comments portion
of the meeting, SuperFan Reza
Breakstone presented his thoughts on
the University's involvement in sweat-
shop labor disputes.
Sporting only maize and blue para-
phernalia, including a cape and mask,
Breakstone said while he supports the
University in all other aspects "with
zeal," he can't support the University's
sweatshop involvement.
"Sweatshop labor is the worst of
Michigan," said Breakstone, an LSA
sophomore.
He also said that because the block
'M' "is the most recognized logo in the
world," the University is in a position to
set a precedent.
Breakstone said he and activists
from Students Organizing for Labor
and Economic Equality are working
on creating a union-made SuperFan
outfit.
"I am not a member of SOLE, but I
am a member of the 'Decent Human
Being Club,"' Breakstone said after
his presentation.
"And while I'm basically a walking
Michigan advertisement, it doesn't
mean I don't support the values that
go into fighting sweatshop labor," he
said.

ACRO-SS T14E NATION
Scientists find Cause of stunned' hearts
WASH INGTON - They call it a "stunned" heart.
Just about everyone who undergoes open-heart surgery, even if the surgery wenf
great, is at risk for sudden heart failure in the hours after the operation - and there
is little doctors can do to help.
Now scientists have discovered that a small molecular glitch leaves some hearts@
unable to squeeze out a proper beat, a finding that could help develop medicines to get
patients out of intensive care faster or even prevent this so-called "cardiac stunning."
"This is a problem that's seen on a daily basis in every major medical center,"
said Eduardo Marban of Johns Hopkins University, a co-author of the study pub-
lished in an edition of the journal Science. "It would be nice to have something else
to do other than wring our hands and hope for the best.
Perhaps more importantly, the discovery "adds an awful lot to our understanding
... of how heart muscle contracts and doesn't contract," information that could help
other heart ailments as well, said Lynn Smaha, president of the American Heart
Association.
Cardiac stunning is the name for a temporary type of heart failure, where the
heart cannot beat forcefully enough. It's unpredictable. Some patients have a mild
case, eased by drugs that help strengthen heartbeat. More severe patients require
days of expensive care, even winding up on life support. Some die.

E I r I

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Health Education coordinator for University
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* Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 8:00-9:30 pm
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A nephew
of Robert Kennedy was charged
Wednesday with bludgeoning a girl to
death with a golf club in 1975 when he
was 15, providing the long-awaited
break in a case that frustrated police in
wealthy Greenwich and raised suspi-
cions of a Kennedy cover-up.
Michael Skakel flew to Connecticut
from his home in Florida and surren-
dered at Greenwich police headquar-
ters after a warrant was issued for his
arrest in the slaying of Martha Moxley.
Because of Skakel's age at the time of
the crime, the case will be handled, at
least initially, in juvenile court.
"Michael has stated all along he did
not do this," said Skakel's lawyer,
Michael Sherman. "He had no knowl-
edge of it. He had no part in it. He is not
guilty."
Because Skakel was a juvenile at the
time of the crime, it was not immedi-
ately clear Wednesday what penalty he
could face.

Moxley was beaten with a 6-iron
and stabbed in the throat with a piece
of the club's shattered shaft.
The club was quickly matched to a
set owned by the Skakel family, who
lived across the street in Belle Haven
an exclusive gated community in thee
New York suburb of Greenwich.
KKK highwa could
get Rosa Parks' name
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A black
lawmaker embarrassed by the Ku Klux
Klan's participation in Missouri's Adopt-
A-Highway program fired back yester-
day with a bill that would rename the
mile-long stretch after civil rights icon
Rosa Parks.
The Klan last November won the
right to officially help the state's high-
way litter control program. Signs on
both ends of a portion of Interstate 55
south of downtown in St. Louis read,
"Next mile adopted by Knights of the
Ku Klux Klan, Realm of Missouri."
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were put up, and a billboard that chasY
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War crimes suspect,
Arka, lad to rest
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - With
three volleys of rifle fire, and a small
choir's lament asking God's forgiveness
for the sins of the dead, several thou-
sand mourners buried the dreaded
paramilitary leader and gangster
known as Arkan.
Arkan, whose real name was
Zeljko Raznatovic, was shot to death
in a Belgrade hotel lobby Saturday.
Police have yet to say anything offi-
cial about their investigation, but sever-
al local reports identified a suspected
accomplice as a police officer who had
fought in the separatist Serbian
province of Kosovo.
Another report in a state-run daily
said the man who helped kill Arkan
was a member of Arkan's Tigers, a
paramilitary force that fought in
Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and,
war crimes investigators believe, in
Kosovo too.
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seem based more on rumor than on
hard evidence, fueled speculation
that Arkan - who had been indicted
by the international war crimes tri-
bunal at The Hague - may have bee#
assassinated on orders from Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic's
regime, which has denied involve-
ment.
Future of House of
Lords to be debated
LONDON - A commission yester-
day recommended that the House
Lords, the weaker house of Parliament,
should be retained, with some members
elected and some appointed.
The lengthy report will spark what
promises to be a lengthy debate about
the future of the Lords, an ancient arm
of government that essentially lost half
its members two months ago when
Britain eliminated the right of a few
hundred elite families to pass on voting
seats through inheritance.
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