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Out of reach

Palestinians,
Israelis discuss
peace at 'U'

By Nick Bunkley
DaIily Stab Reporter
Sawsan Abdulrahim knows her par-
ents' horrifying stories of being driven
from their Palestinian homeland and
forced into refugee camps.
But since Israel is one of the United
States' most loyal allies, she says, U.S.
media coverage of peace negotiations in
the volatile Middle East often overlooks
the plight of her nationality.
"Nobody seems to focus on the injus-
tices that Palestinians experienced." said
Ab dulrahim, a Rackham doctoral candi-
date.
Palestinian and Israeli nationalists
ha e been at odds since the Jewish state
of Israel was established in i48,. and
Israel ha had trouble reaching agree-
ments w ith its neighbors. But Dav id
Rote, deputy counsel general of Israel,
insists that peace is on the horizon, how-
ever distant.
"The peace process is moving down
there. It's alive and it's kicking," Rote said
yesterday during a conference at the
Michigan Union titled "The U.S.-Israeli
Relationship and Peace in the Middle
East." sponsored by the Michigan
Democratic Party.
"We are doing our best,' Rote said.
-Our best is sometimes not enough. Our
best sometimes takes too long. But we
are doing our best to reach an agreement
with the Palestinians."
Egypt signed an accord with Israel in

the 1970s, and negotiations have picked
up since the 1991 Madrid Conference
and a 1994 agreement with Jordan. Rote
said conflict in the Middle East has been
so common during most Americans'
lives that they often associate the region
with turmoil and terrorism.
"People think, 'Well, you're living in
the Middle East. A bus blows up some-
times."' Rote said. "We're not like that."
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor)
told the audience of two-dozen people
that one-sided perspectives will never
lead to peace. Palestinians are driven by a
sense of injustice and Israelis by a life-
time of fear, she said.
"I don't think the peace process will
work without recognizing the animating
views of both sides;' Rivers said.
But understanding both points-of-
v iew doesn't require choosing one side,
she added.
"Maybe I'm naive, but I really believe
that there is a way to be pro-Israel and
pro-Palestine,' Rivers said.
Rote said many Americans wonder
why the United States should concern
itself with the matters of the Middle East.
"Americans should care because
America can make a difference,". he
argued. "When America is interested in
what goes on in the Middle East, things
start moving."
"From a nation that was formed from
an overwhelming sense of injustice, we
See MIDDLE EAST, Page 2A

Michigan cornerbacks Todd Howard and James Whitley attempt to stop Spartan wide receiver Piaxico Burress from catching a pass in Satruday's 34-31 loss to
Michigan State.
.Win restores Spartan pride

PGathering the troops

By Rick Freeman
Daily Sports Editor
EAST LANSING OK, quiz. Are there more
Michigan fans who suspected that the Wolverines
defense would betray the Wolverines' national title
hopes. or more who thought tha Dawan Moss
would drive the final stake through their hearts?,
Down by 17 points in the fourth quarter, Tom
*rady's three touchdown drives couldn't save the
Wolverines, who fell, 34-31, to No. 11 Michigan State
for the first time in five years on Saturday.
"The feeling sucks, but they were a better team,"
said senior linebacker Ian Gold. a Belleville native

who lost to the Spartans for the first time. "We thought
we had a chance to win. They just made more plays
than we did,"
The loss puts a national title almost out of reach for
Michigan. but in the cannibalistic Big Ten, a share of
the conterence title, if not an outright one, is still a rea-
sonable option.
"In the Big Ten, no one is out of the, race yet:'
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said. "There is-no quit in
these kids;."
Carr went with his usual quarterback rotation in the
first half Saturday, and when Drew Henson threw an
81-yard scoring strike to senior wide receiver Marcus

Knight, he got the nod for the second half When
Henson threw an interception to senior corerback
Aric Morris. fifth-year senior Tom Brady came back
in and led three jaw-dropping. but ultimately heart-
breaking touchdown driv es.
Neither quarterback drove the \orer inide
the Spartans' 33-yard line until senior fullack
Aaron Shea - the only current Wolverine who
played the last time Michigan lost to N ichig n She
- took a Brady pass down to the two. Anthony
Thomas scored on the next play to cut the Spartans
lead to 27-17.
See MSU, Page 2A

Former

U

dean

resumes
$eaching
By Jeremy W. Peters
Daily StafTReporter
Former LSA Dean Edie Goldenberg,
who resigned from her post in April
1998; has returned to the University as a
political science and public policy pro-
fessor and currently is teaching a seminar
titled "Issues in Higher Education."
Goldenberg, the first female to occupy
the LSA dean's chair, left the University
')ctober 1998 to assume the University
of Texas at Austin provost position but
had to refuse the appointment because of
health problems.

Site lets
students
'bid' on
education
By Sarah Lewis
Daily Staff Reporter
For many prospective college stu-
dents, choosing a school involves weigh-
ing many factors, such as location, size
and major. But for some students the
most heavily weighted factor is the cost
of higher education and the possibility of
receiving financial aid or scholarships.
The financial aid application process
can often be tedious and complex for stu-
dents and their parents, said Tedd Kelly,
founder of the two-week-old
eCollegebid.org., an Internet service
whose home page states that "Going to
college is smart. Paying too much is not."
Kelly's service allows students and
their families to literally "bid for a col-
lege education" by posting on the
Website the amount of money they are
able to pay for tuition annually. Schools
participating in the service can then
decide how' much of a tuition discount
a student can be offered through schol-
arships, grants, loans or work-study
assignments.
eCollegebid essentially matches stu-
dents with colleges, Kelly explained,
allowing families who are on a budget
to save time in the application process
by letting them know well in advance
which colleges they can afford.

JOANNA PANE/Daily
LSA senior Neftara Clark, coordinator for Saturday's Lupus Walk, speaks to
participants before the start of the event.
Inside: For complete coverage of the walk, see Page 3A
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DAV IDR{OCHKIND/alJ dIy
Former LSA dean Edle Goldenberg speaks to LSA senior Diane Tider in class
Thursday. Goldenberg returned to the University and the classroom this fall.

Her withdrawal from the Texas
appointment and her subsequent return to
the University as a professor surprised
many.
"It was a surprise to me too,"

Goldenberg said, adding that she was
delighted to be back. "I am really enjoy-
ing it, I must say. I like teaching - that's
why I'm here."
See GOLDENBERG, Page 7A

Rackham to restrict uses of
auditorium, other facilities

® Ambulance service,
local hospitals to
participate in drill
By Shomar Terrelonge-Stone
For the Daily
A high school in Washtenaw County
will be blasted by a massive explosion
of hazardous materials around 2:30
p.m. tomorrow,
Surprisingly, there will not be any
prior telephone calls to warn the Ann
Arbor Police Department, the
Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Department, fire department or ambu-
lances. Nor will there be 911 calls or
alarms surrounding this catastrophic
event. International anti-terrorist teams
will not respond. No one will actually

Huron Valley Ambulance and six
Ann Arbor hospitals are all set to stage
a mock bombing of a fictional
Washtenaw County high school. They
will pretend to engage in a realistic haz-
ardous material exercise at the Center
for Forensic Psychiatry in York
Township, which is located about 12
miles south of Ann Arbor.
The paramedic supervisor and coor-
dinator, Jeff Lehmann, said the purpose
of the exercise is to train health care
providers and school personnel about
how to respond if such a scenario were
to happen.
Lehmann said he hopes the simula-
tion will give responders a visual tool to
train their staffs.
"We chose this scenario because
school administrators and teachers are

By Jeannie Baumann
Daily Staff Reporter
University a cappella groups who
sing - without instruments - may
also find themselves singing without
t:.-R a a hn

including its auditorium, to graduate
student organizations.
The problem for many of the 14 a
cappella groups on campus is that they
use the Rackham Auditorium to per-
fferm n mwnld like toenntinue o-,nt..

pella groups have turned to when look-
ing for a venue. It's really an ideal place
to have a concert," said LSA junior
Amit Pandya, who is a member of 58
Greene.
I CA senior EvaSn ca7n a member

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