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One hundred eight years of ed/toriailfreedom

September 21,1999

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Caitlin Nish
the Daiy
The Sixth Annual Strategic and
chnical Symposium to discuss new
tomotive technology will be held
orrow and Thursday at the Ypsilanti
arriott Hotel.
The symposium is cosponsored by
niversity's Center for Integrated
i systems and will focus on vehic-
r applications of displays and
"The symposium has two purposes
to provide opportunities to share
ughts about business direction and
ys of communicating new technolo-
and to share new information on
hnology," said Prof. Ken Wise, assis-
t dean of research in the College of
entations will be made about
w technological ideas including flat
nel displays, microsensors and
icroelectric mechanical systems.
The symposium originated six years
o at the same time that the state
gan funding the Center for Display
chnology and Manufacturing. The
rpose of the center was to provide
search and training in flat panel dis-
a echnology. Flat panel displays are
ionly used in laptop computers,
Impilots automobiles and aircrafts.
at: Strategic Last summer
d Technical the center was
integrated into
ymposium the Center for
ere: Ypsilanti Integrated
arriott Microsystems.
en: Tomorrow "The center has
d Thursday at been redefined to
encompass more
R -We now have a
broader range of
erefore, the symposium has also
en redefined for a broader scope,"
id Fred Terry, assistant professor of
ectrical engineering.
This year's symposium will include
Seakers and many exhibitors.
e~sentatives from the University,
elphi/Delco, DaimlerChrysler AG,
rd Motor Company, Lear
orporation, Philips, Visteon, Dow
hemical, the Air Force Research Lab
d Michigan State University are
ong the speakers included in the two
y conference.
Several of the participating automo-
le companies will provide prototype
hicles for display.
" jsteon will feature a Windstar
> ete with a heads up display. This
eans that things like speed will be
splayed on the windshield rather
an on the dashboard. It will also
ave a rear seat entertainment center,"
rid Barbara Rice, Center for
tegrated Microsystems administra-
ye assistant.
The flat panel displays and
See AUTO, Page 7

Breaking the fast

East I
DILI, Indonesia (AP) -The interna-
tional peace force assigned to bring tro
order to East Timor's murderous chaos frt
landed without resistance yesterday, int
effectively marking the end of co
Indonesia's control after 24 turbulent
years. A
Armored personnel carriers rolled An
from the bellies of Hercules transport in
planes and clattered down the rubbish- ha
strewn streets of Dili. Timorese
refugees in tattered clothes watched in M
amazement. sa
But the real test for the 7,500-mem- A
ber international force will come when th
it spreads into remote areas to protect a ing
still terrified populace. It was unclear
whether the militias would fade away or th
transform themselves into guerrilla tic
fighters sniping and harassing the ha
unwanted foreigners. rit
In wave after wave, the transport
planes from Northern Australia airlifted E
more than 1,000 soldiers and tons of D
ammunition, explosives, land mines sp
and supplies.
The troops arrived in a city aban- af
doned by its people and left in smoking S
ruins, with no food, no electricity, no of
clean water and thousands of desperate Ti
refugees trying to get out. Within hours vo
of beginning the operation at dawn, re
heavily armed combat troops from
Australia, New Zealand and Britain ti
were in control of the airport and the pr
harbor, the two vital links to the city.ca

As they moved through town, the
oops could see black smoke from
esh fires billowing over the city and,
the evening, the glow of flames in the
"There is a lot of destruction," said
.stralian Maj. Chip Henriss-
ndersen. But some residents emerged
to the streets to gawk. Some shook
nds with the troops and smiled.
"A lot of people were saying Hello
ister,' probably their only English,"
id Henriss-Andersen, a naturalized
Lstralian born in Cleveland, Ohio. "I
ink pretty soon we'll have them say-
g 'G'day'"
The airlift was to continue through
e night, and by daybreak today opera-
on commanders said they hoped to
ve 2,300 troops in the half-island ter-
"It's been quite an encouraging day.
verything's gone very smoothly," said
uncan Lewis, the Australian military
okesperson in Canberra.
The arrival of the force just five days
ter it was authorized by the U.N
ecurity Council spelled the beginning
f the end of Indonesian rule in East
'imor, where four-fifths of the people
oted for independence in an Aug. 30
Despite threats to attack the interna-
onal force, there was no sign of the
ro-Indonesian militias launched a
ampaign of arson, terror and murder.

University students gather together at sundown yesterday to break the fast during the observance of Yom Kippur, the
Jewish day of atonement.

Cellular epidemic
infects campus lifie

By Anand Giridharadas
Daily Staff Reporter
A cashier at the Cava Java cafe has
of late noticed quite a few customers
chatting on their cellular phones while
sipping lattes. He thinks nothing of it.
But every so often, someone 'in line
takes a call right when it's their turn to
order and holds everyone up.
"That," he said, "is really annoying"
While out playing golf, one student
became red-faced when a melodic
beeping rang out from his pocket, just
as his friend started his swing. The
friend was not amused.
A genetics professor, interrupted in
mid-sentence by a student's incoming
call, sarcastically asked the student,
"Would you like to get that?"
Mobile phone users'are everywhere.
And they are changing the face of

campus life.
From the lawns of the Diag to side-
walk coffee shops, they are easy to
spot, clutching their palm-sized
devices, seeming deeply absorbed in
conversations about where they are
and what they ate for lunch.
Driven by a steady decline in service
costs and a booming economy that is
leaving many Americans with record
disposable income, a growing number
of college students here and on cam-
puses across the nation are going wire-
Students say their phones are indis-
pensable to them. Lured by attractive
pricing schemes, most say they
bought them to become more accessi-
ble and consolidate their channels of
communication to one number. Many
felt they would be safer in an emer-

"Now I can be reached 24 hours a
day," said Francois Prouhet, an Art and
Design sophomore who said he is
always on the move.
He has had his phone for eight
LSA senior Casey Costello admitted
his phone was "a fun toy."
But he said, in all seriousness, that it
had in many ways simplified his life.
Most mobile phone users soon dis-
cover that what begins as necessity
often slips into frivolity. The phones,
they say, have become an integral part
of their lifestyles, with uses ranging
from calls for roadside assistance to
deep dish pizza orders.
Although the students have survived
for many years without mobile phones,
See CELLULAR, Page 2

Third-year Law student stops on a curb to make a call on her cellular phone
Sunday. The use of cellular phones on campus has increased In recent years;

ew work
y Jennifer Yachnin
aily News Editor
With lights dimmed and a silent crowd
aiting on his words, poet Gary Snyder, an
plonmentalist, activist and member of the
Generation, took stage in front of a
acked house at Rackham Amphitheatre last
Snyder is "a contemporary hunter-gath-
rer who knows how to get off the trail,"
ormer English department Chair John
Knott said in his introduction of Snyder,

GOP Mackinac Island
conference highlights
state's political impact

By Nick Bunkley
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 2,400 Republican leaders, supporters
and activists crowded Mackinac Island's Grand
Hotel last weekend for a conference highlighted
with appearances by three GOP presidential hope-
fuls eager for key Michigan votes.
But more noticeable for ;LSA junior Rory
Diamond, was the candidate missing from the
Michigan Republican Mackinac Island Leadership
Diamond, president of the University's College
Republicans, attended the conference in the hopes
of seeing Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Bush had
planned to travel to Mackinac Island but instead

who took advantage of Bush's absence to have
their turn in the GOP spotlight. But they don't
have a realistic shot at the presidency, Diamond
"Essentially, they're almost a sideshow," said
Diamond, who said he would have been more
interested in hearing from Bush and former
American Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole.
Dole declined an invitation to attend the confer-
Diamond said the number of GOP party leaders
and supporters in attendance indicates that
Michigan will be a primary focus of the candi-
dates. U.S. House Majority Whip Tom DeLay1(R-
Texas) delivered remarks Sunday.

Poet Gary Snyder reads from his new book, "Gary Snyder Reader: Poetry, Prose and Translation"
at Rackham Ampitheatre last night.

newest publication "Gary Snyder Reader:
Poetry, Prose and Translation."
The book is a collection of Snyder's pub-

In his piece titled, "The North Botswana
Elephant Range," Snyder describes his
travels with his son through the wilder-

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