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Steele, who fed the dragon.
The lion performed the traditional lion dance,
which is supposed to bring good luck and fortune.
But the lion wasn't the only sight to see.
Four Directions was one of the many shops which
hosted events to celebrate the incoming year.
Attendees of the festivities were able to see their
names written in Chinese calligraphy outside Gener-
ations for Children on Main Street.
Chinese calligraphy, an art originating before 200
B.C., has more than 3,000 characters and five differ-
ent styles including cursive, semi-cursive, standard,
clerical and seal scripts.
The art is based around the three basic geometric
shapes of triangles, squares and circles. Each charac-
ter is designated a certain number of lines with their
own positions in relation to the other lines in the

character. Chinese calligraphy artists are known for
the beauty of their lines and the structure of their
"I never realized calligraphy was so complicated.
It was quite a cultural experience," said LSA fresh-
man Jonathon Roth, who happened to be walking
down Main Street at the time of the event.
"The dragon was crazy. Everything looked so
interesting, I had to stop," Roth added.
Main Street wasn't the only place celebrating. Stu-
dent organizations around campus, including the
Chinese Student and Scholar Association and the
Asian American Association, kept community mem-
bers busy all weekend long.
About 300 students and community members
attended the CSSA's annual new year party last night
at the Michigan League Ballroom from 6:30 to
11:30 p.m. Students watched videos of the new year
celebrations in China last week and danced to a live
band created by CSSA members.

Other performances included a skit put on by
community children, a Chinese opera, and a fashion
The performances have "been kind of liberal this
year," said Huron High School senior Shannon
"It's pretty good. It's more modern this year," Dong's
friend, Min Ming Jiang, also a Huron High School
senior, added. Jiang said that in previous years, the
songs sung had been more classical Chinese.
Last year there were about 400 people who attend-
ed the party. "Because it is Sunday and people have
to do work for Monday, and because of the Super
Bowl game, not as many people are coming," said
CSSA President Weiguo Zhang, a graduate student.
The new year was Jan. 24, but activities tradition-
ally last for the following 15 days. The new year is
the biggest holiday of the year in China, and the
country virtually closes down for the three days
immediately following the new moon.


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"clear credibility as a candidate of
inclusion" and "a different kind of
Republican," Fraga said.
Despite "symbolic leaders" in the
GOP such as Bush's Cabinet members
Condoleezza Rice and Cohn Powell,
Fraga said, blacks still cast their votes
overwhelmingly for the Democratic
In Bush's home state of Texas, Lati-
nos favored bemocratic presidential
candidate Al Gore by a margin of 2-1.
Bush's efforts to embrace diversity
allowed him to maintain support but
not gain any. Bush did not receive any
more Latino votes in the presidential
election than he did in his last guber-
natorial race, Fraga said.
The Latino vote didn't make a dif-
ference in Texas, but it did have an
impact in other states.
Florida's results were "something
different." Mostly because of the
state's large Cuban-American popula-
tion, which traditionally votes Repub-
lican, Bush carried 49 percent of the
Latino vote.
English and American Culture
assistant Prof. John Gonzalez said
Fraga's work in analyzing the roles of
various groups in elections is impor-
tant to recognize. The trends Fraga
emphasized can be used to make peo-
ple more aware of their role and spark
interest and participation.
"I think it's an important topic ...
especially given the way the election
went down," said LSA junior Adriana
Midence, who attended the event.
Much of the coverage on minority vot-
ing was focused on blacks, Midence
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we want people to get more involved."
Mayfield said the seminar series is
part of an ongoing effort to expand the
University's graphics curriculum.
"I hope people walk away with a
deeper interest in the field and know
that they can get into it," she said.
"And I'd like them to e active in
bringing more graphics education to
Engineering sophomore Kevin Tang
said he found the program educational
as well as a rare opportunity.
"You don't get to see something like
this very often, someone who does this
kind of work," Tang said.
LSA senior Jeannette Godbey said
she felt Wilicot raised student aware-
ness on career choices and the oppor-
tunities available.
"This sort of thing is more exposure
to the real world as opposed to the aca-
demic environment. It's a new thing
they're starting to do, and I'm glad
they're doing it," she said.
Engineering sophomore Brian
Walsh said he enjoyed getting insight
into the computer graphics behind the
scenes of movies.
"It's an area I want to go into and its
nice to see what we can do these
days," Walsh said. "And I think anyone
interested in how movies are being
made should be coming to these semi-
The program, sponsored by the
Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science Department and advised by
EECS Prof. John Laird, continues
every Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. through
Feb. 16 in Pierpont Commons'
Chrysler Room. Additional lectures
will be held Feb 20 and March 16.


Barak blamed for
turmoil in Mideast
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and
hawkish Israeli politician Ariel Sharon
rarely agree, but yesterday both harsh-
ly criticized Israel's beleaguered Prime
Minister Ehud Barak, blaming him for
the current Mideast turmoil.
Barak had hoped peace negotiations
this past week in Egypt would revive his
sagging election campaign ahead of the
Feb. 6 vote for prime minister. Both
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators
offered an upbeat assessment of the
talks that concluded Saturday, saying
they had never been closer to an overall
But a day later, Barak was under
attack from both his Israeli and Palestin-
ian rivals.
Sharon, favored in next week's elec-
tion, denounced the concessions Barak
offered to the Palestinians and made
clear he would remove them from the
table if he triumphed at the polls.
OSLO, Norway
Neo-Nazis held in
death of black teen
Five neo-Nazis have been detained in
connection with the weekend stabbing
death of a black teen-ager, which
prompted a rally yesterday denouncing
what was seen as a racially motivated
Hundreds of people rallied at the site
where 15-year old Benjamin Hermansen
was killed Friday as he was swapping
cell phone covers with a friend.

Police detained three men in their 20s
and two 17-year-old girls on Saturday,
saying the suspects were active in the
neo-Nazi group known as Bootboys,
which has about 200 followers.
All five were charged with murder,
which carries a sentence of up t6-21
years. They were caught in an Oslo
apartment filled with Nazi parapherna@
lia, police said. Police confiscated books
by Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy,
and posters for "white power" concerts,
as well as a pitbull and a snake.
Couple may have
secret KFC recipe
The handwritten note that Tommy
and Cherry Settle discovered in their
basement a year ago could be the
answer to one of the country's best kept
culinary secrets - Colonel Harlnd
Sanders' recipe for fried chicken. -
The couple bought their Shelbyville
home, a white manision on U.S. 60 West,
from Saders and his wife, Claudia; in
the early 1970s About a year ago, the
two were digging through a box of
books from the basement and tound *
1964 leather-bound datebook, Cherry
Settle told the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Among appointments and other notes
was a recipe for fried chicken that called
for 11 herbs and spices, she said.
It's the same number that makes.up
the recipe for one of the temples of fast-
food culture -"-- KFC's "Original
Recipe" fried chicken. The exact blend
is a secret as well kept as the formula
for Coca-Cola.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports

Bush to send drug plan to Congress
President Bush plans to send Congress a proposal today to help senior citizens
obtain prescription drugs, but will include a message that he would consider
broader changes that might speed up a prescription-drug benefit for all seniors,
White House official said.
"We understand that there are many on the Hill who believe it should be done
as part of comprehensive Medicare reform, and we will be open-minded on
that," the official said.
The change is a new instance of Bush's willingness to alter his programs to
achieve his broad goals in a Congress where Republicans hold tissue-thin con-
Bush's first week was devoted to education, and Democrats embraced many of
his ideas. But Bush can expect a real battle over the two packages he plans to
deliver to Capitol Hill this week.
First is the prescription-drug plan, and next is his proposal to create a White
House Office of Faith-Based Action, which would encourage religious insti
tions to compete to run drug, poverty and other social programs now adminis
tered by government agencies. Democrats have objected to the idea on the
grounds of separation of church and state.
U.S. sends relief to earthquake victims
The United States will send $5 million in emergency supplies to earthquake-
strickern India, officials said yesterday, and could send more as the situation worsens.
More than 6,000 bodies have been recovered in the quake, and the death'toJ
was expected to climb by several thousand more. Tens of thousands of India
are homeless.
"This is clearly a terrible earthquake," said Len Rogers, acting assistant admin-
istrator in the bureau for humanitarian response at the U.S. Agency for Interna-
tional Development. Rogers said the United States will monitor the relief effort
and send more aid if it becomes necessary.
"This is a major disaster, and we will respond accordingly," he said.
A seven-person disaster response team will be in India today. USAID said the
United States would send supplies that include plastic sheeting, blankets, water
containers, purification and distribution kits and generators.
The agency, through the organization CARE, also began distributing 100 met-
ric tons of food on Saturday. The emergency food will meet half the daily
requirements for 4,000 families for 15-20 days, USAID said. 0


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The Office of the Vice President for Communications
i's making a Call for Entries for a Student Speaker at
Spring Commencement.
Saturday, April 28, 2001
9:15 a.m.
Michigan Stadium
The Student Speaker must be receiving a bachelor's
degree during the Winter Term 2001 or Summer Term



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