Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Rebels in the sepa-
ratist republic of Chechnya struck
bak forcefully against Russian
positions yesterday, conducting a
series of raids against towns the
Russian command had previously
*e raids - in which the rebels
attacked the military command in
two towns and a police checkpoint
inta third - forced Russian officers
for the first time to admit to major
setbacks in their three-month-old
cdmpaign to reclaim rebel territory.
Chechen Vice President Vakha
Arsanov told Russia's Interfax news
agency that the rebels had retaken
co rot of an entire string of towns
He proclaimed the operations "the
taning point in the second Chechen
Both sides routinely exaggerate
The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 10, 2000 - 7A
Postal service may raise rates
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Postal
Service is getting ready to kick off the
complex process of raising rates, a step
that could mean higher stamp prices
early next year.
Major mailers have been on edge in
recent months, anticipating the action
many expect to be announced tomor-
row at the monthly meeting of the
Postal Service's board of governors.
"I think it's about 95 percent likely
that the governors will approve a fil-
ing," said Neal Denton of the Alliance
of Nonprofit Mailers.
"They're going to do it,"agreed Gene
Del Polito, president of the American
Association for Postal Commerce, for-
merly the Advertising Mail Marketing
Officials of the Mailers Council and
Direct Marketing Association also said
they expected action soon.
Postal officials were not discussing
how much of an increase would be
sought - or even if a request would be
filed - stressing that the decision is up
to the governing board.
Two of the post office's main com-
petitors - Federal Express and United
Parcel Service - recently announced
rate increases to take effect in February,
citing rising costs. Just last month,
postal officials declared their rates
would not be raised in 2000, noting the
$363 million profit for fiscal 1999.
Starting the complex process of rais-
ing rates now is not likely to break that
promise. When the post office wants to
raise prices, it has to seek permission
from the independent Postal Rate
Commission and provide detailed sup-
porting documents. The commission
then holds hearings and issues its deci-
sion; the process takes 10 months.
Assuming commission approval, the
matter would go before the postal gov-
ernors in November or December. They
traditionally have been reluctant to
impose higher rates before the
Christmas mailing rush, so any rate rise
is unlikely before early 2001.
The current 33-cent First Class ratQ,
took effect Jan. 10, 1999, a f-cent
increase. Speculation in the mailing
industry has focused on a probable First
Class increase of 1- or 2-cents this time.
Postmaster General William
Henderson recently told The Denver
Post he would not recommend a ra
increase larger than inflation, which
would suggest a 1-cent boost. -
The Postal Service is a semi-inde-
pendent federal agency. It does not
receive tax money for operations and is
expected to make enough money to
break even over time.
Russian soldiers ride atop an armored personnel carrier at a check point near
Sleptsovskaya, Ingushetia, Russia on Saturday, while heading to Chechnya.
their gains, and that assessment Grozny, in the town of Argun, where
appeared overstated. But the a group of about 300 fighters
Russian military - which lost an attacked the railway station and the
earlier war against Chechen sepa- military commandant's headquar-
ratists in 1996 - confirmed three ters. Elite OMON police were
major rebel attacks. defending the facilities, Interfax
The most serious occurred about reported, and fighting continued
seven miles east of the capital,
into the night.
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groups will apply for funding.
Circle K International is one of the nearly 300 groups that
ap for assembly funding each semester and will use the
n orm in coming weeks.
"Things were unclear and confusing before. Some things
seemed unclear and repetitious. The new form is a definite
improvement," said Circle K President Katie Foley, an LSA
but Indian American Student Association co-Treasurer
Armit Shah, an Engineering junior, said IASA had little trou-
ble with the old form.
OIt probably depends on the organization and how they
needed to use the money that created problems," Shah said.
By the end of this week the application will be available on
the assembly Website, www urnich.edu/~m-rsa, and it can cur-
rently be picked up outside of the MSA office on the fourth
floor of the Michigan Union.
"There will be a link going directly to the form, and even-
tually we would like to make it so students can submit the
form directly to us on the Web," Masters said.
The deadline for funding applications is Feb. 1.
MSA has ordered a CD listing many foundations in
Michigan that student groups can look to for funding. The
CD will only be available in MSA's offices. Assembly
members are also creating a Website that will list all of
the sources for monetary funding available at the
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James B. Angell Scholars and University Honors.
"RC students were formerly never awarded Angell
Scholars and Class Honors. They have never been in the
pool determined by GPAs because they have written evalu-
ations," committee chair Herbert Eagle explained.
The committee will consist of three RC faculty mem-
bers who will examine the written evaluations of the stu-
dents and assess whether or not they are eligible for these
The percentage of RC recipients cannot exceed the
overall percentage of LSA students who receive these
Weisskopf said the committee allows more opportunities
for RC students.
"Together with the Academic Awards Committee, RC
students are now in a more fair situation in terms of LSA
counterparts," he said.
Eagle said the committee hopes to go into effect by the
end of this semester.
Weisskopf emphasized that GPA Certification is simply
an option for RC students, and they will continue to receive
Weisskopf also said the Registrar's Office will change the
appearance of RC students' transcripts to indicate the exis-
tence of written evaluations.
The transcript currently denotes a "P" for pass or "F" fort
fail for the RC courses, with attached written evaluations
But new transcripts will denote "RCP" or "RCF" to distin-.
guish between courses taken through the RC and other
courses opted as pass/fail during registration.
RC first-year student Audra Rowley said she likes the
idea of GPA Certification.
"I think it's a really positive step," Rowley commented.
"It's making a lot of people happier. I'm glad they're work-
ing with us to make it as easy as possible."
RC sophomore Graham Atkin, who was drawn to the pro-
gram largely because of the evaluations, said he approves of
"It was very in the spirit of the RC and re-affirmed the
importance of evaluations," he said, adding that the new
option addresses the practical needs of many RC students.
Weisskopf said these changes are the result of two stu-
dent-faculty working groups.
"The whole discussion of how to handle the issue of eval-
uations and grades that's been going on for the last year is
really a good example of a participatory decision-making
process," he said.
Eagle said the options will not affect most RC students.
"Less than half (of the students) wanted a GPA, and those
who want some kind of number will be able to have such a
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