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2A - The Michigan Daily -- Monday, November 15, 1999gA Tio n!isLe
Tuition freeze among slate of election issues

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pass as many resolutions as they want but I don't see
any real change coming about," said FRAT Party
Chair Ray Howell, who is vying for an LSA seat.
Ross Kirschner, a BP member and LSA candidate,
said freezing the cost of tuition is a bad idea.
"The University is an integral part of the state. The
state legislature should provide as much funding as
possible so that tuition doesn't have to go up as much,"
Kirschner said. "Personally, I feel that a tuition freeze
is unrealistic. At such a large research university, we
cannot have a tuition freeze. We have to pay professors
and other costs like that."
But independent candidate Michael Berger favors a
tuition freeze.
"Since I've come to the University, tuition has gone
up every year. I understand that technology is the
biggest force behind that, but education needs to be
affordable for students," Berger said. "The University

can find resources for money instead of hiking tuition.
For example, why can't Nike support us with more
funding? We generate so much money for them with
the Maize and Blue stuff."
In addition to tuition, many candidates are focusing
on increasing student services, such as expanding the
University Health Service to include residence hall
hours and extended hours of operation at the clinic.
Independent candidate Robert Rosenberg, who is
vying for an LSA seat, said, "I feel Jhat UHS doesn't
perform the services which they are supposed to.
Something has to be done. You can sit in the waiting
room long enough to catch someone else's sickness. It
is just not up to par and I want to work with other peo-
ple to change this."
"We want to work to reduce the cost of vaccina-
tions. That does cost money and it has to come from
Increased funding from the state would work
potentially with our ideas to expand UHS. The amount
it would cost to work with the UHS proposals is not

"Personally, I feel that
a tuition freeze is
- Ross Kirschner
Blue Party candidate
that significant in the grand scheme of the University
budget," Kirschner said.
Youmans said UHS needs to provide more hours for
students to take advantage of the service and greater
accessibility to all students, including those who do
not have insurance.
"There are so many superfluous expenses in the
budget - celebrations on campus, landscaping, etc.
The responsibility for the University is to make edu-
cation and services accessible, and students have the
right to demand that from the school," Youmans said.

EgyptAir cockpit recorder analyzed
NEWPORT, R.I. - Investigators set to work yesterday on the cockpit voic
recorder from EgyptAir Flight 990, hoping the so-called black box retrieve
from the ocean floor would help explain the airliner's mysterious plunge from th
After a two-week search, the recorder was found Saturday night by a remote
operated robot. Yesterday it was delivered to National Transportation Sg
Board headquarters in Washington.
NTSB Chair James Hall said scientists would begin analyzing the recorde
immediately to see if its tape was damaged by the destruction of the plane or b
its lengthy submersion at a depth of 250 feet.
"I think within the next 24 hours we will be able to characterize the content
on the tape," Hall said.
Civil aviation officials from Egypt and Arabic linguists from the Stat
Department were available to help translate any cockpit conversations in Arabic
Hall said.
If the tape is badly damaged, it will likely be taken to its manufacturer, when
more sophisticated equipment could be used to pick up sounds, Hall said.
The New York-to-Cairo jetliner crashed off Massachusetts' Nantucket I
on Oct. 31, killing all 217 people aboard.

Continued from Page 1A
Fowler focused some of his attention
to the accomplishments of the Clinton-
Gore administration such as low inflation
rate, less people on welfare, lower crime
rate and two budget surpluses.
Fowler said that as president, Gore
wants universal pre-school, equal pay for
all, protection of social security surpluses,
abortion rights and tighter gun control.
The speaker sessions were both fol-

lowed by a question-and-answer period
where attendees asked the representatives
about important domestic issues.
But audience members also expressed
concern regarding mutual attacks by the
Democratic candidates on each other.
The vice president's attack on Bradley
is "an example of the kind of divisiveness
.. that are making people skeptical of
the political process" Foulon said.
After losing both the House of
Representatives and Senate to
Republicans in the 1994 elections,

Democrats are working on a campaign to
"Take back the House Leadership 2000."
The workshops included health care,
public education, campaign finance
reform, social security and Medicare and
the Michigan Supreme Court.
State and federal members of
Congress were invited to speak and hold
workshops about the issues that officials
have been supporting.
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn)
said that he is playing his part in getting
Democrats elected by participating with

party members to inform people on the
issues, campaigning in his own district to
take back both the state legislature and
federal congress and working to get U.S.
Rep. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing)
elected to the U.S. Senate.
Attracting young people to political
campaigns is important to some
Democrats who believe the youth have a
lot to offer the democratic process.
Students are "key to political success and
preservation of the democratic system of
the country," Dingell said.

Mutation may
promote colon cancer
NEW YORK - Scientists have iden-
tified an inherited genetic mutation that
may make people more vulnerable to
colon cancer, possibly playing a role in
up to 9 percent of cases diagnosed each
year in the United States.
If confirmed, the work might someday
help doctors identify patients who
should be tracked especially closely for
early signs of the disease.
The mutation apparently promotes
cancer by hindering a process that keeps
cell growth under control, said Kenneth
Offit of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York. He and col-
leagues present the work in today's issue
of the joumnal Cancer Research.
Sanford Markowitz of the Case
Western Reserve University School of
Medicine in Cleveland, who did not par-
ticipate in the work, said the result would
be important if borne out by further
"This is a provocative finding that is
crying out to be confirmed by additional

studies," Markowitz said ina telephon
The mutation affects the ability of
natural protein called transforming
growth factor beta to control cell growth
N.Y.lawmakers w
to remove Trm tax
WASHINGTON - On Capitol Hill
a "rum cover-over" isn't some sort o
frozen cocktail. It is an obscure tax pal
by consumers on every bottle of import
ed rum.
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgii
Islands have no votes in Congress but d<
not lack for friends among lawmaker
from New York, which has roughl-
million people of Puerto Rican dest.
At stake is whether Congress wvil
return the full amount of tax revenues o
give Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgi:
Islands only a portion.
That is where the New Yorkers coin
in - and where lining up to help ar
state politicians from Democratic Ser
Daniel Patrick Moynihan to Republica
Rep. Rick Lazio.

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Turkey and joined thousands of sol-
diers yesterday in a massive effort to
save people believed buried beneath the
rubble of Friday's earthquake. The tem-
blor killed at least 374 people and
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