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NATION/WORLD

MEMORIAL
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design competition was all about," Jackson said, adding that
both professors already helped put together the design package,
which describes the program requirements for the competition.
"We have used (Lockard's) artistic powers to try to capture in
a visual way the language necessary for the memorial. There is
a fine line with being too prescriptive and being creatively open
in your language to create something we cannot even define,"
he said.
Jackson said Chaffers made significant contributions in the
writing of the package, and he also worked on the site selection
committee.
"He was able to capture that period in our history. The textu-
al summary is Dr. Chaffer's voice," he said.
Chaffers said the memorial will have a three part theme: the
man, the message and the movement.
"It will not be a shrine to Dr. King. He's not that kind of per-
son," Chaffers said.
He also emphasized the importance of having a living memo-
rial. "It must engage each visitor personally. All of your senses
should have been challenged after visiting it. By a living memo-

rial, it should be lasting in terms of timeliness.
Jackson also mentioned the importance of transcendence. He
explained that the message of the memorial should speak to vis-
itors, now and centuries later.
"His message to America and the world will have meaning
for future generations,' Jackson said.
He said the appointments of each University professor to this
committee reflects the progressiveness of the University.
"Michigan has been on the forefront in a number of arenas,"
he said.
Chaffers expressed similar thoughts. "The University, in spir-
it, is very much in tune with the deeds and aspirations of Dr.
King from a notion of diversity,"he said. "We are actually cross-
ing lines of race and gender at this very moment"
University President Lee Bollinger announced the appoint-
ments during the University Board of Regents meeting last
month.
"Having two of our faculty members on the board is quite an
honor for the University" he said.
Chaffers said the memorial will be to the north of the
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial near both the Abraham
Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson memorials. Organizers hope to
have construction completed by 2003.

ALVAREZ
Continued from Page 1
separate them from KKK members.
Police used pepper spray to keep back
the crowd.
Eight witnesses, including two
University students, were called to testify
that they did not see Alvarez commit any
actions that led the crowd to violence.
Alvarez was at the rally as a member of a
"peacekeeping" force, witnesses said.
The trial will continue today as the
defense hopes to finish calling witness-
es and make its closing arguments.
"I anticipate the trial will be done"
today, Massie said. She expects an out-
come in favor of her client. "I am
extremely confident because (the
defense's) case is extremely weak."
If convicted, Alvarez faces a maxi-
mum sentence of up to 10 years in
prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

ACROSS TH E NATION
Gore, Bradley fight in first 2000 debate
DURHAM. N.H - Arguing all the way to the debate, Al Gore gained an influ-
ential ally yesterday, while Bill Bradley made an issue of the vice president's 1996
fund raising in an increasingly combative Democratic presidential campaign.
Gore and Bradley waged a day's campaign crossfire on their way to the first teI-e-
vised debate of the new year at the University of New Hampshire.
They have debated three times before, harsher in each outing, as front-runner
Gore has tried to fend off the challenger who has gained the pollsters' lead in
veys on the Feb. 1 New Hampshire presidential primary.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) endorsed Gore yesterday, saying "no one has
fought harder or been a stronger voice for our Democratic priorities." They cam-
paigned together on education in Boston and health care in Portsmouth, two issues
on which the Massachusetts senator, running for re-election himself in 2000,1-a
leading liberal voice in the Senate.
Kennedy said he's convinced that the "the best way to try to get effectivetimi-
versal health care in place, as well as strengthen our education system, as well-as
strengthen our environment," is to nominate Gore.
Bradley discounted the endorsement in advance as a sign of Gore's entrenched
power with the Democratic establishment and said his health care proposal, more
extensive and costlier than Gore's, stands as a major difference between them.,*

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Rundell said, "We do require a
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person in the loft at a time, don't climb
the ladder while intoxicated, basically a
list of common sense ideas. Our lofts
also have a safety bar though, so that no
one can roll out of it," Rundell said.
Residence Hall Association
President Jason Taylor said loft safety is
not a concern in the University commu-
nity.
"No one has brought the issue of loft
safety to RHA except for an incident
two years ago when someone fell from
their loft. People were asking for
stricter standards for lofts but nothing
was done because housing was putting
in stackable furniture that had safety
rails. We just hope that housing expe-
dites the purchase of stackable furni-
ture," Taylor said.
Johnston could not be reached for
comment.
VANDALISM
Continued from Page 1
and the vandalism that has occurred at
AEPi.
"I find the vandalism just as offen-
sive as the incident that occurred,"
Harper said.
"Behavior that endangers and humil-
iates students is in violation of every-
thing the Greek community stands for
and I doubt you would find any mem-
ber who condones it," Harper added.
Although she has no evidence of a.
connection between the vandalism and
the alleged hazing, she speculated on a
possible relationship.
"I don't know if it's related, but it's
reasonable to assume there is a rela-
tionship between the two," she said.
IFC President Adam Silver, an
Engineering senior, said he did not
believe the vandalism was connected to
the recent controversies at AEPi.
"To draw conclusions is ludicrous,"
Silver said, adding that he felt the com-
bination of events is tragic.

Judge may order end
to Northwest 'sickout'
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A federal judge
was deliberating yesterday considering
a request to order Northwest Airlines
flight attendants to end what the carrier
says is an illegal sickout.
Northwest attorney Timothy
Thornton told Judge Donovan Frank
yesterday that job action by members
of Teamsters Local 2000 was "in the
nature of guerrilla warfare in labor rela-
tions" and must be stopped.
But union attorney Michael Bloom
denied that Local 2000 had sanc-
tioned any job action and said there is
no justification for a temporary
restraining order against the union or
its officers.
"Where is the evidence that these
flight attendants were not sick?" Bloom
asked. "The numbers do not speak for
themselves."
Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest is
the predominant air carrier in
Michigan and handles most of the
passenger traffic at Detroit

Metropolitan Airport.
Northwest, in a lawsuit filed
Tuesday, said it had to cancel more than
300 flights since Dec. 30 as a resulitf
a sickout, which the Eagan-based carri-
er said was being conducted by flight
attendants to pressure Northwestin
contract talks.
Algerian ordered to-
be held without bond
SEATTLE - An Algerian suspected
of having links to a fellow Algerian
charged with trying to smuggle explo-
sives into the United States was
ordered held without bond yesterday.
Abdel Hakim Tizegha, 29, is charged
with illegally entering the country
eluding federal officers at the Canad
border. He was arrested Dec. 24 in
Bellevue, a suburb east of Seattle. He
allegedly crossed the border at Blaine,
about 100 miles north of Seattle.
Tizegha was to appear before a fed-
eral magistrate yesterday, but his attor-
ney declined to challenge a government
motion to detain him.

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Russia to elect new.
president in March
MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin
launched Russia's presidential election
campaign on yesterday by calling for a
clean contest, but some opposition lead-
ers were debating whether it is even
worth running given Putin's huge lead.
The election date was finalized earli-
er yesterday, when the upper chamber
of parliament, or Federation Council,
voted 145-1 to hold the balloting
March 26. Putin, who became acting
president when Boris Yeltsin suddenly
resigned last Friday, is widely seen as
having a huge, possibly unassailable
lead.
Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the liberal
Yabloko party, announced yesterday that
he would run. He conceded that a Putin
victory may be a foregone conclusion.
"That is quite possible," he told
reporters.
The only other declared candidate so
far is extreme nationalist Vladimir
Zhirinovsky, who has staged fistfights

in parliament and written books on sex.
Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov,
who lost to Yeltsin in 1996, said his
party would meet today to consider,its
election plans. He is expected to run,.
Two major presidential prospects,
ex-premiet Yevgeny Primakov .
Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, have not
said whether they will run.
Chechen rebels drive
back Russian forces.
GROZNY, Russia - Rebes
launched fierce counterattacks in
Grozny and several surrounding to
yesterday, driving Russian forces
in parts of the shattered capital during
running street battles.
The fighting in Grozny's northern
and southern outskirts came as Russian
artillery continued its relentless, daily
shelling of the city center, aimed at dri-
ving out the well-entrenched Chechen
fighters.
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Beethoven the Contemporary
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jurvi, conductor
Yuri Bashmet, viola
Meredith Monk: Magic Frequencies
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Drummers of West Africa
Martha Clarke: Vers laflamme
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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
T6nu Kaljuste, director
Murray Perahia, piano
New York City Opera National Company
Rossini's Barber of Seville
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
An Evening with Audra McDonald
The Chieftains
Ballet d'Afrique Noire: The Mandinka Epic
The English Concert
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Ali Akbar Khan and Zakir Hussain
American String Quartet
Beethoven the Contemporary
Thomas Quasthoff, baritone
Chen Shi-Zheng: Forgiveness
Beaux Arts Trio
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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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