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Continued from Page 1.
He announced that he will begin a
series of publications about the Human
Genome Project to be released later
this year.
Collins also emphasized that this pro-
Iect is a landmark in scientific history
And will change the face of society.
"We're going on a great adventure,"
he said.
Collins said he aims to have the
Project completed by April 25, 2003
--the 50th anniversary of the discov-
ry and publication of DNA's double
In a separate interview with The
Michigan Daily, Collins said the next
;tep after the human genome is com-
Iletely sequenced is to figure out what
he sequence means.

"We have a three billion letter text-
book which we can't understand, writ-
ten in a funny alphabet with only four
letters, a lot of which seems to be
filler, but we're not quite sure," Collins
Although he was the final speaker of
the morning, Collins was alluded to
and referenced in the first presenta-
tions at the symposium.
The variety of speakers at the
symposium emphasized the exten-
sive laundry list of concerns about
the function of genetics in the
In addition to examining genetics in
the future, the symposium honored
University Medical Prof. Hunein
Massab, who developed a nasal spray
that provides an alternative to the flu
As the first speaker, Director of

the Office of Genetics and Disease
Prevention at the Centers for Dis-
ease Control Muin Khoury
addressed what is in store for public
health in the 21st Century.
Khoury said moving from genetic
sequencing to applying the knowl-
edge in public health will take a lot of
"There's a lot to be done to
achieve the benefits and promise of
genetics," Khoury said. "But there's
no going back. The future of genet-
ics is now."
Michelle Lloyd-Palmer from the
Health Resources and Service Admin-
istration spoke after Khoury and spec-
ulated on the public's access of genetic
resources in the future.
She particularly emphasized equal
access and regulation of possible ser-
vices such as genetic therapy.

"We need to remember to look at
the individual, not the disease," Lloyd-
Palmer said.
Other speakers included Public
Health Prof. Patricia Peyser, Univer-
sity of Wisconsin at Madison law
profs. Pilar Ossorio and Paul Miller,
a commissioner from the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commis-
Collins' speech followed and then
after a lunch break, symposium par-
ticipants broke off into smaller
focus session on the topics of their
choice, such as "Genetics, Race and
Ethnicity" and "Genetics and the
Yesterday's symposium was a pre-
cursor to the third annual National
Conference on Genetics and Disease
Prevention to be held in Ann Arbor
today and tomorrow.



N.H. Senate hears impeachment case
CONCORD, NH -The New Hampshire Senate opened the state's first-ever
impeachment trial yesterday, sitting as a jury to hear charges against State
Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock.
The 22 senators - two others recused themselves for potential conflict of
interest - started with a tour of the Supreme Court building, including the con-
ference room where a Feb. 4 outburst by then-Justice Stephen Thayer touched off
a chain of events that led to Brock's impeachment.
After a few questions, the senators returned to the Legislative Office
Building to hear motions.
Brock got one prosecution witness excluded, on grounds that he lacked first-
hand knowledge of the case, but lost a bid for a broader-than-usual ban on
hearsay evidence.
The trial is expected to last two to five weeks.
The House voted in July to impeach the 64-year-old Brock, a high court jus-
tice since 1981 and chiefjustice since 1986.
The House accused Brock of lying to its investigators, making an
improper call to a lower-court judge in 1987, soliciting comments from
Thayer about Thayer's own divorce case in February, and routinely allow-
ing judges to comment on cases from which they were disqualified for
conflicts of interest.

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Gordon slows to
tropical storm status
CEDAR KEY, FL - Residents of
this rustic fishing town cleaned up bro-
ken tree limbs and surveyed roof dam-
age yesterday after Gordon plowed
ashore with wind just below hurricane
strength and quickly weakened.
The former hurricane was down-
graded to a tropical depression yester-
day as it spread locally heavy rain
through Georgia and into the Caroli-
nas, causing some street flooding.
Rain had stopped falling at Cedar Key
but the sky was still overcast yesterday.
No deaths or injuries had been
reported, but several tornadoes caused
scattered damage in Florida and there
was still a possibility of tornadoes
yesterday along the Atlantic Coast
from South Carolina into southern
North Carolina.
Gordon hit Cedar Key and the rest
of Florida's upper central Gulf Coast
about 8 p.m. Sunday with drenching
rain and a 6-foot storm surge topped
by waves.
Most of Cedar Key's 800 residents

ignored suggestions that they volun-
tarily evacuate and stayed home to
face the storm, which never grew
much above minimum hurricane
"Everything worked out real good
on the storm," Mayor Heath Davis
said at daybreak.
Astronauts prepare
for journey home
Space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts
tidied up their ship yesterday for the
ride home, leaving behind a fully
stocked international space station.
NASA expects the space station's
first permanent cew to move in in six
wveeks, after years of uncertainty and
"This crew certainly has laid out
the red carpet." space station manag-
er Robert Cabana said. "They
accomplished everything that we
asked them to do, everything we
wished they could do and, I think,
about everything we dreamed that
they could do."

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Court sentences 6
to death in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan -- A military
court yesterday sentenced six Muslimn
militants to death by hanging for plan-
ning terror attacks against U.S. and
Israeli targets in Jordan. Four of the
six remain at large and were tried in
The three-man State Security
Court acquitted six other men and
handed down prison terms from 7
1/2 years to life on the remaining
16 defendants.
The ruling absolved all 28 men,
including 12 fugitives tried in
absentia, of "affiliation, with an
illegal organization" -- al-Qaeda
allegedly led by Saudi militant
Osama bin Laden.
Bin Laden, who has taken refuge in
Afghanistan, is wanted by the United
States for the 1998 bombings of U.S.
embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that

killed 224 people.
The accused, who had pleaded
innocent and denied links to bin
Laden, claiming their confessions
were obtained under duress, often
interrupted the verdict with calls of
"Allahu Akbar," or God is great.
Cohen: Indonesia
must disarm militia
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- U.S.
Defense Secretary William Cohen
urged Indonesia yesterday to take quick
action to disarm and disband militia
gangs in West Timor or face isolation
by the international community.
After meeting with President
Abdurrahman Wahid and other top
officials, Cohen said Indonesia must
prove by its actions that it will combat
the ruthless paramilitary gangs respon-
sible for killing three U.N. Workers.
- Comjniledfiom Daily iiire reports.

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