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U.S. man on trial for espionage NEWS 1t4BRIEF
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The first spy trial in
50 years that could result in the death penalty
opened yesterday with prosecutors portraying a
retired Air Force master sergeant as willing to sell
out his country for a price and his lawyers saying he
had nothing of value to offer.
Brian Patrick Regan is charged with offering clas-
sified information to Iraq, Libya and China. After a
jury of seven women and five men was seated, open-
ing statements were held in U.S. District Court.
"Brian Regan took an oath of loyalty to the United
States. It is an oath he did not keep," Assistant U.S.
Attorney Patricia Haynes told jurors.
She read a letter that Regan allegedly wrote to Sad-
dam Hussein offering information to help Iraq hide
anti-aircraft missiles in exchange for $13 million in
Swiss francs.
"For that he would betray his colleagues, his com-
munity and his country," Haynes said.
Defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro said Regan never
intended to betray the United States and had nothing
valuable to sell even if he had intended to. Shapiro said
all the information Regan allegedly offered could be

obtained commercially.
"If Brian Regan had really wanted to sell out
the United States, where's the evidence that he
took something of value?" he asked.
"Countries around the world know that we are
imaging them constantly. Because they know about
it, they take precautions to hide what they want to
Regan retired from the Air Force in August
2000 to work for a defense contractor in the
National Reconnaissance Office, which operates
spy satellites. A year later, FBI agents pulled
Regan off a flight about to leave Washington for
Zurich, Switzerland. They said he had a spiral
notebook with codes describing images of mis-
sile launchers in the flight-interdiction zone of
northern Iraq and in China.
The FBI said Regan's home computer con-
tained the letter to Saddam seeking the money.
Court records indicate that Regan, a father of
four, was $53,000 in debt.
Testifying for the government, FBI Special Agent
Steven Carr said the agency had Regan under sur-

Nina Jean Ginsberg and Jonathan Shapiro,
defense attorneys for Brian Patrick Regan,
speak to the media yesterday.
veillance for weeks before he was arrested. He said
the FBI tapped Regan's phone, videotaped him at
work and tracked all of his'computer keystrokes.

Time running out for '60 Minutes'
Legendary producer Don Hewitt, who created the first television news-
magazine, "60 Minutes," and has run it since the stopwatch began ticking
in 1968, announced yesterday he will give up the reins next year.
Hewitt, 80, nonetheless signed a new 10-year deal with CBS to continue as
an adviser and to create new projects.
Jeff Fager, executive producer of "60 Minutes II" and a Hewitt protege, will
replace Hewitt at the conclusion of the next television season in June 2004.
"60 Minutes," a Sunday night fixture on CBS, is the longest-running,
continuous prime-time show ever and still the most popular newsmagazine.
With a stable of correspondents led by Mike Wallace and humorist Andy
Rooney, Hewitt decides each week what goes on the air.
"He really has a unique role in the history of our craft," said CBS News Pres-
ident Andrew Heyward. "It's as if you were working in the airline industry and
you came to the factory and the Wright Brothers were on the assembly line."
Still, his future represented a sticky problem for CBS. Given Hewitt's age, they
wanted to set a succession plan without insulting a key figure in the network's histo-
ry; Hewitt, meanwhile, has said, "I want to die at my desk." Hewitt said he wasn't
sure, until being offered the long-term deal, what CBS wanted from him. "I think it
suddenly dawned on them that I had a lot more to offer them," he said.
New scans shed light on multiple sclerosis
It's one of the biggest frustrations in treating multiple sclerosis: Someone
with debilitating symptoms can have an MRI scan of the brain that, inexpli-
cably, shows only a tiny spot of damage.
A Duke University scientist calls that spot the tip of the iceberg, discovering
that MS patients actually can have 2 1/2 times more damage there than the regu-
lar MRI detected - plus more hidden abnormalities lurking elsewhere.
A new scan that adds just 10 minutes to a standard MRI uncovered the
trouble, tracking damage building deep in the brain by measuring how water
flows through nerve fibers.
Testing of the new scans is in early stages, but the government-invented tech-
nology could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment of MS - as well as
improvements in other brain diseases from schizophrenia to cancerous tumors.
In fact, Duke physicians consider the new scans so useful that the North
Carolina hospital is believed the first to give this "tensor diffusion imaging"
to every person prescribed a standard brain MRI regardless of the reason -
resulting in a unique library of normal and abnormal brain anatomy.


Likud predicted to
win Israel election

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Confident of
victory in today's election, Prime Min-
ister Ariel Sharon withdrew to his
office on the last day of the campaign,
while opposition leader Amram Mitzna
phoned wavering voters in a desperate
attempt to cushion what is shaping up
as the worst-ever showing of the once-
dominant Labor Party.
Israel's fourth election in seven years
has inspired little passion, even though
the direction of Israel's conflict with the
Palestinians is at stake. Mitzna champi-
ons a quick wthdrawal from the Gaza
Strip and mu4of the West Bank, while
Sharon says troops must stay there until
Palestinian militants have been crushed.
Many voters have simply despaired
of a quick end to 28 months of fighting
Continued from Page 1.
speakers that come to campus, but
we do have regular communication
with DPS," Stejskal said. In the past,
the FBI obtained information
through the University on the
Unabomber Ted Kazynski, who had
a connection to the University, added
Although the FBI says they do not
Continued from Page 1
who commits to his or her role as an
observer," said Tom Rosenstiel, a jour-
nalism professor at Columbia Univer-
sity. "Our commitment is to tell the
truth." He added it is the media's
responsibility to explain their job and
create a stronger partnership and rela-
tionship with the public.
In order to do this effectively, jour-
nalists and experts have to work
together. However, Ed Thompson,
Deputy Director for Public Health
Programs and Services for the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and Preven-
tion does not believe this is
necessarily the case. He said most
people in the public health sector
view the media as an "interruption"
rather than an integral part to public
health and an entity that has contact
and access to the population.
Thompson credits this dichotomy to.
the different goals of journalists and
experts. He said that the desire of sci-
entists to confirm and present only
accurate information, regardless of the
amount of time it takes, does not corre-
spond to the media's desire to report
the story quickly. He stresses the
importance to bridge the communica-
tion gap he feels is present.
Ashleigh Banfield, NBC anchor
and correspondent, said that experts
and journalists must work together.
"Experts are difficult to come by. You
should really put yourself out there,
she said. If experts share their knowl-
edge with reporters, Banfield added,
the public can benefit by learning
about the situation and how to deal
with it.
Continued from Page 1
destroyed by the fire."
Neighbors said the blaze caught them
off-guard, as fire trucks, Ann Arbor
Police Department squad cars and Red
Cross emergency vehicles filled up the
blocks surrounding the house. Both
Division and Ann were temporarily
sealed off while firefighters worked to
stop the blaze.
The cause and origin of the fire are
still unknown, Johnson said, adding that
city fire inspectors were at the scene
from early afternoon and working
throughout the evening, using flashlights
as they walked through the rubble.
Johnson estimated that inspectors
would determine the cause within the

that has killed more than 2,800 people,
three-fourths of them on the Palestin-
ian side.
"No one really expects the dawn of a
new day - at most the twilight of an
old evening," commentator Hemi
Shalev wrote in the Maariv daily. "It is
likely ... that what was, will be"
About 4.7 million of Israel's 6.6 mil-
lion citizens are eligible to vote, with 27
parties competing for 120 seats in par-
liament. The nearly 8,000 polling sta-
tions are to open at 7 a.m. local time
today (midnight EST) and close at 10
p.m. (3 p.m. EST). At that time, three
Israeli TV stations plan to broadcast exit
polls or telephone surveys. Complete
returns are expected tomorrow, and offi-
cial results will be announced Feb. 8.
closely watch the University community,
government agencies might still follow
certain groups of students.
"Government agencies could obtain
a list of Arab sounding names of stu-
dents who attend the University,"
Doug Lewis, director of the Student
Legal Services said.
"Foreign students have even less
protection of rights than American cit-
izens," said Wendy Wagenheim of the
Michigan ACLU.
"People around the world are much
btter informed about the United
States than the United States is about
the rest of the world," said Christiane
Amanpour, chief international corre-
spondent for CNN. She feels nny
issues that have arisen between cul-
tures and countries after Sept. 11 are
due to a lack of knowledge looming
across the globe. She explained that
people are "talking across each other
and through each other," and informa-
tion is being reported through a "politi-
cal prism.
Charles Eisendrath, director of
Knight-Wallace Fellows at the Univer-
sity, said, "the United States is in a
totally new position. We have never
before been in open-ended warfare
with an enemy not well-defined and
with no specific objective."
So the question is how prepared are
the media and health experts to address
their respective issues.
The consensus is that the media and
the experts are taking precautions and
learning pew methods to deal with cur-
rent crises. But as Kevin Klose, presi-
dent of National Public Radio said,
"What we are and what we must do is
understand our vulnerabilities." He
added it is crucial to understand and
accept flaws because only then can
they learn how to improve disseminat-
ing information.
James Baker, director of the Univer-
sity Center for Biologic Nanotechnolo-
gy, said it is important to be honest
with the information. "We need tobe
careful what we say and tell people."
He said reporters should not be aggres-
sive on the wrong points and be sure
not to scare the public by exaggerating
By 3:30 p.m., Red Cross staff was
offering student tenants relocation assis-
tance and offering them blankets, bed-
ding and groceries. Spokeswoman
Pamela Reading-Smith said last night
that most of the tenants, many of whom
are students, found housing with friends
or through Ann Arbor Realty.
A representative rom Ann Arbor
Realty could not be reached for com-
ment yesterday.
Only one student accepted the Red
Cross's offer so far, but Reading-
Smith said she expects at least four
others to require long-term housing
"Five units have been completely
destroyed," she said. "We're assuming
those people will never be able to get
back in there. They may need some

Internet worm hits
world's computers
A virus-like Internet worm that had
crippled tens of thousands of comput-
ers during the weekend caused limited
network disruptions yesterday as
employees returned to work.
Though the worm had been largely
contained by Saturday evening, securi-
ty experts saw a slight increase in
attacks yesterday as the work days
began in Asia and Europe.
"There seems to be lots of comput-
ers which were off during the weekend
and are now turned on," said Mikko
Hypponen, manager of antivirus
research at F-Secure Corp. in Finland.
Internet Security Systems Inc. of
Atlanta saw another wave begin
shortly after 9 a.m., corresponding to
U.S. business hours.
The latest attacks, however, were,
nowhere near in intensity.Saturday's out-
break, which congested the network for
countless Internet users and even dis-
abled Bank of America cash machines.
Fear of war causes
Dow Jones decline
War fears pummeled Wall Street
yesterday, pushing the Dow Jones
industrials below the 8,000 level for
the first time in three months and
sending the overall market lower for
the seventh time in eight sessions.
Investors unloaded shares as U.N.
weapons inspectors reported that

Iraq failed to cooperate in helping
their searches for arms and said
inspections need more time.
Investors were also cautious ahead
of President Bush's State of the
Union address today.
The Dow closed down 141.45, or
1.7 percent, at 7,989.56. The blue
chips last traded below 8,000 on Oct.
15 and last closed below that level
Oct. 14, when they stood at 7,877.40.
The Dow suffered its fifth triple-
digit decline in six sessions and its
seventh loss in eight sessions.-
Court orders return
of wireless licenses
The Supreme Court ordered the gov-
ernment yesterday to give back billions
of dollars worth of unused wireless
licenses to NextWave Telecom Inc., a
decision that could lead tbettersereice
and more options for cellular customers
in many major American cities.
The airwaves slices have been in
limbo during a protracted fight
between NextWave and an agency that
confiscated the licenses and resold
them at a huge profit after NextWave
filed for bankruptcy protection.
The high court ruled that the Federal
Communications Commission did not
have the authority to take away licens-
es from the company while it was reor-
ganizing its finances.
Now NextWave can finish build-
ing a network or sell the licenses to
other companies.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.



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