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NATION/WORLD

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GENETICS
Continued from Page 1
because the brain is always changing
as new attitudes and behaviors are
learned."
While some students expected
Erlich's lecture to be biology oriented,
others responded favorably to the lec-
ture.
"I thought it was interesting how
he mixed both biological sciences
and social sciences in his lecture.
aThat is not typical in science lec-
tures," LSA sophomore Jon Sabol
said.
The lecture also raised questions in
students' minds.
"In the past I haven't liked a lot of

Dr. Erlich's ideas on population, but
this talk was very interesting and got
me thinking about the idea of genet-
ics and society. I know there is more
I need to learn about that issue now,"
said Mike Wagman, an SNRE
senior.
Erlich talked very briefly on
ethics, focusing on the idea that
ethics evolve along with humans.
The professor said although chim-
panzees and humans are related,
chimps cannot have morals and val-
ues because they don't have the lan-
guage to express themselves.
The last part of Erlich's lecture
addressed evolution itself and the pos-
sibility of human action altering evolu-
tion. An important aspect Erlich

"There's no group like a group of young
people in college that can better steer
our cultural evolution. "
- Paul Erlich
Stanford University Biology. Prof.

ACROSS TFIE NATION

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stressed was that the human popula-
tion is very sensory reliant on eye-
sight.
"It's very hard to train people that
things are changing if our sensory
images don't notice them," he said,
because humans are trained to notice

shape the idea of cultural evolu-
tion.
"There's no group like a group of
young people in college that can
better steer our cultural evolution,"
he said. He also stressed the impor-
tance of students voting in order to
get the world moving in the right
direction.

Gov.'s wife urged to take Senate seat
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Top Democrats are urging Missouri's new gover-
nor to appoint the widow of Mel Carnahan as senator if the late governor
receives more votes than Sen. John Ashcroft in the Nov. 7 election.
Carnahan, a Democrat, was in a tight race for the Senate when he, son Roger
and campaign aide Chris Sifford were killed in a plane crash on their way to a
rally last week. Carnahan's death came too late to take his name off the ballot.
Should Carnahan get more votes, newly appointed Gov. Roger Wilson - al*
a Democrat - would have to appoint an interim senator to fill out the term until
the November 2002 general election.
"I have discussed that scenario with the governor and with people who are
very close to Jean Carnahan, and everyone is waiting for Mrs. Carnahan to say
yes or no. It's her call," state Sen. James Mathewson, a close ally of Wilson, said
yesterday. "She is absolutely the first choice."
Wilson said yesterday he "can't wait very long" to announce whom he would
appoint, "but it can wait a little while, more out of respect."
Jean Carnahan has never held public office or run for office, though she has
been involved in her husband's political career, including campaigning and orga-
nizing issue drives. She has a degree in business and public administration fron
George Washington University.

certain aspects of society.
Erlich said human

action can

LADYBUGS
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to hibernate or die," O'Brien said. -
But for now yellow and black are almost as promi-
nent as maize and blue on campus.
"If you take a ladle and swoop the air, you can
easily catch a bunch of ladybugs," Music freshman
Dan Wilansky said.
"I can handle it," Wilansky said. "Oh, who am I
kidding? They drive me freakin' crazy!"

Students walking from building to building
said as many as five ladybugs usually hop on for
the ride.
"The ladybugs latch onto you, and 30 minutes
later when you are in class, you feel something
crawling on your back, and it's one of those stu-
pid things," Engineering freshman Matt Barron
said.
Connie Welch, an LSA freshman living in Bursley
Residence Hall, sympathizes with Barron.
"I was outside talking on the phone," Welch

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and about 30 attacked me! As I was making
y back inside, I noticed dozens of ladybugs
and down the sides of the doors!"
insects don't bite or sting, O'Brien said. The
Lady Beetle has had huge success in Michi-
t is possible that this species is even outcom-
our native species," O'Brien said, adding that
gs are visible by the million along the Michi-
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best thing I can tell people," O'Brien said,
e patient."
SACUA
Continued from Page 1
With the yearly state appropriations
to the University for the Life Science
Corridor totaling S50 million for the
next 20 years, Bollinger said he hopes
to work together with other universi-
ties involved, including Michigan State
and Wayne State.
"We need to combine all of our
strengths and complement each other,"
Senate Advisory Committee on Uni-
versity Affairs member John Gobetti
said. "Some things we can do better,
some things they can do better. It's a
waste of money."
The Life Science Corridor is the
third section to the life sciences com-
ponent being added to the University,
which includes the Life Sciences Insti-
tute and the Life Sciences Initiative.
"The money should not be used
simply for non-peer reviewed science,"
Bollinger said, stressing LSI's goals
for team research and teaching. "That
is the main thing we don't want."
Along with a cooperative alliance
with other universities, Bollinger said
he hopes the Life Sciences Institute
will provide a great intellectual life for
the University community and under-
graduate teaching.
"A lot of time, I think undergraduate
students feel left out of the loop," Gob-
etti said. "We need to integrate the
whole campus into life sciences."
REGENTS
Continued from Page 1
no-advertising policy in Michigan
Stadium should be changed, most
candidates agreed that would be a
mistake.
"Right now, we're already adver-
tising in the stadium," Trudeau
said, referring to the Nike uniforms
worn by the athletes. "I think there
is an intrinsic value in having pub-
lic space not covered in corporate
messages.
The forum concluded with each
of the candidates giving a brief
speech on why voters should sup-
port them.
While McGowan and Deitch
were able to cite their records from
the past eight years, the students
stressed their desire to have a stu-
dent representative on the board.
"There is a desire and a need for
a student representative on the
Board of Regents," Trudeau said.
"We want a say, and we take it very
seriously. I am running to bring.that
issue to light."
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Albright visits North
Korean leader
PYONGYANG, North Korea-
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
became the first senior American offi-
cial to meet North Korea's reclusive
leader Kim Jong 11, who declared
himself "very happy" as he greeted
her for three hours of talks at a gov-
ernment guest house yesterday after-
noon.
Dressed in his trademark two-piece,
khaki-green jacket and pants, Kim
said, "This is a new one from a his-
toric point of view." State Department
spokesman Richard Boucher later
called the meetings "substantive" and
"very useful." He said Albright
described Kim as "very engaged."
Neither side gave any indication of
what they accomplished, but Boucher
said they discussed "the issues which
were of concern to us."
Officials earlier described those as a
range of security matters such as
North Korea's nuclear program, long-
range missile development and
exports, and military tensions along

the border with South Korea.
Albright, Kim and a few close aides
later had dinner and they plan to meet
again today. State Department officials
said they needed to see some tangible
progress on security issues if President
Clinton is to travel here next month.
Russian case against
accused spy begins
MOSCOW - Edmond Pope, a
U.S. businessman and former naval
intelligence officer, opened his own
defense in court yesterday against
Russian charges of spying and ques-
tioned whether he can get a fair trial
after the court earlier turned down all
the motions made by his lawyer.
In a closed-door session of thW
Moscow City Court, Pope, who is
accused of acquiring blueprints for a
Russian underwater torpedo, read a
statement asserting his innocence.
Pope covered 19 of a planned 39
points, but details were not immediately
made public.
- Comnpiledfioin Daily wire reports.

Car companies deny
allegations of racism
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Companies
that administes auto loans for Nissan
and General Motors yesterday denied
allegations in two class-action lawsuits
that black car shoppers are charged
higher rates than white shoppers.
Officials with Nissan Motors
Acceptance Corp. and General
Motors Acceptance Corp. said both
companies have zero-tolerance poli-
cies against discrimination. They said
the lenders are never informed of the
customer's race when a loan applica-
tion is submitted through a car dealer.
And they argued that studies cited in
the lawsuits to support the accusations
are flawed.
"NMAC does not and never has
engaged in discriminatory practices,"
said Dierdre Dickerson, a spokes-
woman for Nissan.
The NMAC lawsuit was expanded
in August by U.S. District Judge Todd
Campbell in Nashville to include

blacks across the country. The other
suit, against GM's financing arm, was
limited to blacks in Tennessee by U.S.
District Judge Aleta Trauger of
Nashville.
Clinton education
program increases.
WASHINGTON - Six years ago,
Congress approved $750,000 to start a
modest new program to pay schools to
provide after-school study halls, tutor-
ing and counseling. By this year, the
program had grown to S453 million
annually.
Now, in an end-of-session show-
down with Congress over next year's
education spending bill, the Clinton
administration is holding out for S
billion instead of the $600 million the
GOP has proposed for the 21st Centu-
ry Community Learning Centers.
The centers rapid growth from
small seed to sturdy federal oak is
emblematic of a little-noticed aspect
of President Clinton's tenure.

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