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Finance and Budget Chair Chad True
said about the declaration.
"It's as ifthey have railroaded students
into this option, and it seems to be one of
the worst on campus," said Rackham
student Suzanne Owen, MSA treasurer.
Owen said that formalizing the rela-
tionship between MSA and WSA is the
first step in changing the contract with
National City.
"My plan is to talk to administrators
in the MCard office to see what changes
can be made to current banking policies,
especially in reducing fees for student
accounts,"Owen said.
Doyle said the department of financial
operations has not talked to MSA repre-
sentatives yet, but it will try to get MSA's
input before finalizing the contract. "We
ask them different questions on how
policies would affect students," he said.
Owen hopes that in the researching
the new contract, the administration
seeks primarily to serve the students and
not simply opt for the highest bidder.
She added that other financial institu-
tions on campus have checking account
options that do not incorporate any ser-

vice fees, such as Great Lakes National
Bank and the University of* Michigan
Credit Union.
Seema Malhotra, manager of the
GLNB branch located on Last Liberty
Street said students are very critical
clientele for the bank.
"We offer a variety of accounts,
including a student checking account.
We also give a premium for anybody
who opens an account here," she said.
While Doyle noted that these banks
are "definitely interesting prospects,"
they are not always viable. "There are
other factors that are very important to
students, such as how many branches are
close to campus and how many ATMs
arc available. Plus, we do not get a bid
from every single bank, so even ifsuch a
bank offers great services, then they are
just not an option,' he said.
GLNB Marketing Development
Manager Ray Black said GLNB decided
not to bid for the new contract. "It was
not opportunistic for us," Black said.
UMCU Marketing Director Mary
Dahlky also said the credit union is not
bidding to fill National City's shoes.
Doyle added, "we're trying to please a
majority of people, and that's difficult to

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the area on vacation, said the muse-
um was perfect for her two sons,
Sam and Joshua, because they are
"learning real life things like how a
muffler works." Bouncing around
his mother, 6-year-old Sam's enthu-
siasm was visible.
"It's neat. I learned how to build
that thing," the young Cayne said,
pointing to an intricate 5-foot repli-
ca of a roller coaster.
While the museum has been a
consistent draw for local schools,
lattner predicted that the site will
become even more popular with the
additions. [Hattner said 145,000 peo-
ple visited the museum last year, and
she hopes 200,000 will visit this
The museum now provides visit-
ing groups a cafeteria for lunches.
Prior to this new addition, space was
not available for meals, lattner said.
Etta Dickerson, a fifth-grade
teacher at Ludington Middle School
in Detroit, said that prior to yester-
day her school had never organized
a trip to the museum

"We will probably make this a
yearly event," Dieckerson saiid,
adding that more than 90 Ludingt on
students made the trip and 60 more
were expected today.
One of the new programs for stu-
dents is Science Works. In this
gallery, laboratory classes are avail-
able for students from kindergarten
to sixth grade.
"It was a beautiful facility. The
lab for the kids was just delightful,"
Dickerson said.
While the museum has the reputa-
tion a place only for kids, Rattner
said this should not keep adults from
"We are not a children's museum,"
Iattner said. "We are a "science
museum," she said, adding that peo-
ple should never stop learning.
Exhibit Coordinator John
Bowditch said all of the attractions
in the MediaWorks gallery are new
to the museum. Visitors can play a
harp that has a "laser beam for each
tone" or watch their faces distort on
a computer screen. The computer
photographs an onlooker's face and
with the reorganizing of its pixels,
proves "seeing is not believing."

Pentagon report reveals nuclear sites
\WASI JINCTO - The Pentagon for the first time is acknowldgin, Cold War
locations of nuclear weapons outside the United States, including naval depth bombs,
ready for atmming, in (uba during the 1002 missile criss with the Soviet Union.
The names of nine places where bombs or bomb components minus their
nuclear charges were located between 1951 and 1977 are recaled in a 332-page
official Pentagon historv. The names of 18 other locations were blacked out by gov-
ernment censors before the document was released to Robert Norris, a priv ate spe*
cialist on nuclear weapons and author of numerous books on the topic.
Using other documents, Norris and his co-authors said they could identify 17 of
those other locations, ringing the globe from Canada to. Iceland to South Korea and
The nine nuclear vweapon locations named in the Pentagon document arc Cuba,
Puerto Rico. Britain, West Germanv, the U.S. territories of (Guam, Johnston Island
and Midway. and Alaska and Hawaii, which were U.S. territories in the early years
of the Cold War.
Even with material blacked out, the "1 Iistorv ofthe Custody and Deployment of
Nuclear Weapons," published in February 1978 as a top secret document, reveals
new information about the location, timing and types of U.S. nuclear weapon

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Columbine shootings
spark slew of lawsuits
LITTLETON, Colo. - The same
intense ernotions that brought peo-
ple together in a sea of silver and
blue to mourn Columbine 11ih
School's dead are now tearing them
At least 18 lawsuits are in the
works as a result of the April 20
bloodbath, with just about everyone
a pntential defendant - gun mak-
ers, the gunmen's parents, the
school district and the sheriff's
Even the parents of one of the
killers, Dylan Klebold, have filed a
notice of intent to sue Shcriff John
Stone. The Klebolds say Stone
failed to inform them about the vio-
lent tendencies of the other gunman,
Eric Harris.
Investigators were aware that
Harris had made threats and main-
tained a hate-filled Website, and the
Klebolds claim they would have
made sure their son stayed away

from Harris if they had known that.
T'he Klebolds' lawyer, garv
Lozow, said Thomas and Susan
Klebold want to protect themselves
from lawsuits filed by victims and
will not seek more monev that what
other people are seeking from them.
Senate blocks
finance reform bill
Republican-controlled Senate killed
campaign finance reform Tuesday,
culminating a debate marked by
personal animosity and imbued with
the politics of Campaign 2000.
The bill went down to defeat after
reformers twice failed to muster th$
necessary 60 votes to break a fil i
buster mounted by opponents,
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) the
ingefatigable advocate of revamping:
the U.S. election-financing laws and
a Republican presidential candidate,
vowed to press on. "We will not give
up," he said afterward. "Eventually
we will prevail."




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Indonesian sident
withdraws fom race
JAKARA, Indonesia Indonesia's
president withdrew as a presidential
candidate yesterdav, hours after law-
makers rejected a speech in which he
defended his 16 months in office.
Indonesia's legislature was prepared to
elect a new head of state later in the day.
In a session that dragged from
Tuesday into the early hours of yester-
day morning, the 700-member People's
Consultative Assembly also voted to
recognize East Timor's vote for inde-
pendence, paving the way for the half-
island territory to become the world's
newest nation.
"I announce my withdrawal from the
presidential nomination, and I believe
that many sons and daughters of
Indonesia can do the job better than I
have done," President B.J. Habibie said
at a news con ference.
As he spoke, leaders of Habibie's
Golkar Party met privately, and TVRI
television reported they chose Akbar

Tanjung, the party's chair, as its new
presidential candidate, and Gen.
Wiranto, head of the military and the
defense minister, as his running mate.
However, Marzuki Darusman, vice
chair of the Golkar Party, told The
Associated Press that it had not chosen
another presidential candidate, was still
meeting and may decide not to.
Students try to block
West Bank evacuation
Israel's much-anticipated evacuation of,
illegal Jewish settlements on the West
Bank was off to a rocky start yesterdag
when a band of high school students
blocked the first dismantling operation,
ordered by the government.
Singing Hebrew prayers and folk
songs, the youths sat atop boulders on a
dirt road leading to the outpost above this
Jewish settlement and forced a flatbed3
truck to retreat. "We want to show that this
won't come to pass quietly, said Elnata4-
Ben Yakov, an 18-year-old student .
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