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2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 18, 2000

NATION/WORLD

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FRIEZE
Continued from Page 1
"So little in 31 years has been done to
make this a decent building for faculty
to live," he said. "For one thing, they
need to replace all the windows. A
(Graduate Student Instructor) went to
raise a window on the third floor and all
the glass came down."
Beaver also said the interior of the
building provides poor conditions for
learning.

"It's either too hot, especially in the
fall or the early summer, or it's too
cold," he said. "It's just a funny, funny
old building. When I started teaching
here, my editing room for film were
dressing rooms."
Kasdin said he and Neuman are not
prepared to come forward with any pro-
posal.
"None of this will be done until the
existing, significant renovations are
completed," Kasdin said.
Music junior Adam Levi said the

building definitely needs to be replaced,
and the University needs to account for
all departments in the building, to ensure
that none of them are displaced during
any renovations or reconstruction.
"There are so many theatre-related
parts of the building," Levi said. "There
are two theatres, a costume shop, a prop
shop and set shop. They need to under-
stand how much of an undertaking it's
gong to be for the theatre department.
But it's old and need to be ripped
down."

Students
offer iput
at meeting
REGENTS
Continued from Page 1
"We do not believe that occupation is
the way to resolve issues within the Uni-
versity," Bollinger said. "Under our
principles it is clear that student organi-
zations must not be recognized or de-
recognized, or suffer any other penalty,
because the ideas they espouse or
beliefs they adhere to are offensive, or
even dangerous, to our community."
Bollinger went on to say that space
allocation for student organizations will
be addressed, and he emphasized that
actions causing cultural offense are "not
acceptable in a University that values
and fosters diversity."
Members of the SCC and the Black
Student Union delivered their thoughts
on the situation to the regents.
"Michigamua violates the rights of
native people and, in fact, all people,"
said Joe Reilly, co-chairman of the
Native American Student Association.
"We've tried to educate them, but now
we're forced to take actions into our
own hands." Reilly said he understands
the concept of free speech but disagrees
with it. "I don't accept it as a reason that
my culture can continue to be degraded
at a public university."
LSA junior Sabrina Charles, a mem-
ber of BSU, said the University is
neglecting needs of student of color.
"There has been a lack of adequate
response to the changing landscape at
the University," she said.
LSA sophomore Monique Gifford,
from Black FoIx Productions, said
the lack of response from the admin-
istration has resulted in her "almost
total distrust of those who run the
University."
"If the neglect continues, we'll be left
with no choice but to look for outside
support,"she said.
Michigamua member Nick Delgado,
an LSA senior, addressed the regents
after the criticism of his group.
"Michigamua encourages students
to enhance the University community
by upholding the fundamental ideals
of leadership and service, friendship
and loyalty, and humility," he said.
Delgado said Michigamua "sincere-
ly and deeply apologizes to members
of the Native American and University
communities to whom these actions
have caused offense." He said that
while actions of the past cannot be for-
gotten, the present members of
Michigamua are committed to work-
ing with the Native American commu-
nity and University administration to
prevent past errors from occurring
again.
Delgado said Michigamua is willing
to renovate its office to rid it of offensive
items. He proposed an advisory com-
mittee composed of Michigamua mem-
bers, University students, administrators
and NASA members to discuss the
Michigamua's use of the seventh floor
of the Union.
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ACROSS TH E ATiON
Latest polls show Bush with slight lead
WASHINGTON - As George W. Bush and John McCain hurtle toward their
primary showdown in South Carolina tomorrow, the latest polls are giving the
Texas governor a narrow lead.
But the public might want to be wary of those numbers, because even some
pollsters aren't putting much faith in the polls right now. Not after what h
pened in New Hampshire.
On primary night in the Granite State, while John McCain was celebrating his
blowout victory, the pollsters were scraping egg off their faces.
At least a dozen organizations published polls in the days leading up to the
election, including the major broadcast networks, newspapers and news week-
lies. None managed to gauge the size of the McCain wave with any degree of
accuracy, while several had forecast a lead for Al Gore over Bill Bradley that
was larger than his slim winning margin.
One New Hampshire pollster, Dick Bennett, got it spectacularly wrong. He
showed Bush with a lead over McCain right through election eve.
"I've had to eat a lot of crow in the past," Bennett said. "I know how to mikq
it taste pretty good:'
A final pre-election poll by CBS News showed McCain ahead by a scan
percentage points; he won by 19. On the Democratic side, CBS showed Gore 16
points up on Bradley; he won by just 4 points.

Greenspan indicates
rgate hikes to come
WASHINGTON - Federal
Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan
signalled yesterday that the central
bank is likely to raise short-term inter-
est rates again in coming months, pos-
sibly several times more, to cool off
the red hot U.S. economy and keep
inflation under control.
Even though the Fed has already
lifted its target for overnight rates by a
full percentage point since last June,
Greenspan told the House Banking
Committee, "There is little evidence
that the American economy, which
grew more than 4 percent in 1999 and
surged forward at an even faster pace
in the second half of the year, is slow-
ing appreciably."
There is always a lag before the full
effect of interest rate increases, which
raise borrowing costs, work their way
through the economy. In the mean-
time, the Fed chairman said, spending
by consumers and businesses on
goods and services keeps increasing
faster than the economy's ability to

produce them.
That has driven the nation's unem-
ployment rate down to 4 percent and
caused the U.S. trade deficit to reach a
record level, as imports have satisfied
part of the nation's demand. Neither
trend can continue indefinitely, s
said.
migration official
charged with spying
MIAMI - A U.S. immigration
official with "secret" security clear-
ance was arrested Thursday and
charged with spying for the Cuban
government, the FBI said.
Mariano Faget was being heldO
the Federal Detention Center in
Miami and was to appear in court Fri-
day, the FBI said in a statement.
Faget, a native of Havana, is
employed at the Immigration and Nat-
uralization Service as a supervisory dis-
trict adjudication officer. He hels 4
"secret" security clearance and was
responsible for supervising decisions
that affected immigrants and peo4
seeking political asylum, the FBI said.

AROUND THE WORL

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Civilians tortured
by Russian soldiers
NAZRAN, Russia - Chechen civil-
ians detained during the Russian offen-
sive in the region have been routinely
beaten and tortured by their captors at
"filtration camps" run by Russian secu-
rity forces, according to former prison-
ers and human rights monitors.
Former prisoners, interviewed in
separate locations, described masked
guards delivering repeated blows with
rubber truncheons and sometimes
with metal bars or hammers. Some
cited rapes of male and female prison-
ers.
At a prison in Chernokozovo - a
closed filtration camp where rebel
suspects are "filtered" from the mass
of detainees - beatings were said to
begin the moment prisoners arrived.
"The guards hit me and said, 'What,
you never learned to crawl'?" said Rus-
lan, who was detained by Russian
forces on Jan. 16 and taken to Cher-
nokozovo, where he said he was forced
to crawl to his interrogations. "They

said I would leave there half a man:"
Human Rights Watch, the only inter-
national organization systematically
probing abuses by Russian forces a
Chechen rebels, has begun to coll
testimony from detainees filtering into
Ingushetia, a neighboring region to the
west of Chechnya. "A truly disturbing
picture is emerging, said Peter Boock-
aert, a Human Rights Watch researcher;
working in Ingushetia.
Former cultist gets
life in subway attach
TOKYO - A former doomsday
cult member was sentenced yesterday
to life in prison for his role in the
1995 Tokyo subway gassing that
killed 12 people and sickened thou-
sands.
The Tokyo District Court returned
the verdict in the case against Kiyota-
ka Tonozaki, a court official said. The
official spoke on condition of
anonymity.d
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