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2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 31, 2003

NATION WORLD

N. Korea: No compromises with U.S. NEWS IN BRIEF
HEADLIES FRM AROND 'H WORL

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Iraq's had it ... accepted the demand
North Korea on Saturday pointed to raised by the imperialists and its
the weapons inspections that preceded followers for 'nuclear inspection'
the war in Iraq as a reason not to com- and disarmament."
promise in its own standoff with the During a visit to Washington on
United States. Friday, South Korea's foreign min-
Iraq invited its "miserable fate" by ister urged the United States to
opening its weapons facilities to U.N. launch a bold initiative toward
inspectors, the North's main state-run North Korea.
newspaper said. North Korea, it added, Secretary of State Colin Powell
will not make the same mistake. rejected the proposal, saying before
"It is clear that the destiny of Iraq is Washington will consider any aid
at stake due to its concession and programs for the North, Pyongyang
compromise," the Rodong Sinmun first has to end nuclear proliferation
newspaper said. activities and other aspects of its
North Korea "would have already military buildup.
met the same miserable fate as Powell spoke to reporters after
Suicide bomber wounds

"It is clear that the destiny of Iraq is at stake
due to its concession and compromise'

- Rodong Sinmun
State-run newspaper

NETANYA, Israel (AP) - A
Palestinian suicide bomber wound-
ed 30 people outside a packed cafe
in northern Israel yesterday, an
attack the Islamic Jihad called
"Palestine's gift to the heroic people
of Iraq." The blast raised Israeli
fears of more bombings as the war
in Iraq intensifies.
The militant group said a vanguard
of Palestinians has arrived in Baghdad
ready to kill American and British
soldiers in suicide missions. The
claim came a day after a noncommis-
sioned Iraqi army officer driving a
taxi detonated explosives at a U.S.
checkpoint in Iraq, killing himself and
four American soldiers.
The blast in the coastal town of
Netanya was the first suicide bombing

in Israel in nearly a month and involved
five pounds of explosives studded with
nails. It occurred during lunchtime out-
side the popular Cafe London on the
downtown pedestrian mall.
Ten of the wounded were Israeli
soldiers, including one who stopped
the attacker as he tried to enter the
cafe, police and the army said. Pan-
icked customers ran, overturning
chairs and tables and shouting,
"Terrorist! Terrorist!"
Islamic Jihad identified the
bomber as Rami Ghanem, 20, from
a West Bank village just across the
porous line with Israel. The bomb-
ing affirmed "the unity of battle
from Palestine to Baghdad in con-
fronting the American-Zionist inva-
sion which targets the entire Arab

meeting with Foreign Minister Yoon
Young-kwan. He gave no details .of
the talks but South Korea's Yonhap
news agency said Saturday that Pow-
ell promised Yoon that Washington
will take "a different approach to
North Korea," dismissing the North's
allegation that the United States will
invade it after Iraq.
North Korea wants direct talks,
30 in Israel
and Islamic nation," the group said
in a statement.
The militants' support for Iraq
appeared be a departure from pledges
not to get involved in other conflicts. In
the past 30 months of fighting with
Israel, Islamic Jihad and its sister group
Hamas have sent dozens of young men
and a few women into Israeli cities,
where they've killed hundreds with
bombs and bullets.
Hamas also appeared to link the
battle against Israel with the fighting
in Iraq. Masked Hamas activists at a
pro-Iraq march in the West Bank city
of Nablus yesterday posed before a
large placard showing bloodied maps
of Palestine and Iraq with a black-clad
man strapped with explosives stand-
ing between them.

SUPPORTERS
Continued from Page 1A
use of race as an admissions factor, the
subject of two lawsuits filed against
LSA and the Law School, offsets the
racism embedded in society.
"There are so many hidden points
within the (LSA) point system that favor
white students," she said, citing exam-
ples like the points given for legacy sta-
tus and attending an affluent high school
with a strong curriculum. "It's because
of money, because these are students
who are mainly white, because in the
past their parents had the opportunity to
go to college."
Education senior Agnes Aleobua,
who also took Summer Bridge classes
after earning a 3.6 GPA and 26 ACT in
high school, said the policies ensure that
both white students attending affluent
suburban schools and black students
attending poor inner-city schools have

the same opportunity to attend the Uni-
versity.
Black students are often unprepared
for college because of their high-school
educations, said Aleobua, a member of
the Coalition to Defend Affirmative
Action and Integration and Fight for
Equality By Any Means Necessary.
"The solution then isn't to exclude them
from college. It's to have support pro-
grams and counseling programs to make
sure they're on track when school
starts."
LSA junior Mark Stamps, a graduate
of Detroit Renaissance High School,
said students at his school did not read
college preparatory literature and had to
use poor quality chemistry equipment.
He added that many teachers "teach to a
level they feel the student is able to per-
form."
Aleobua said although her high
school, Cass Technical High School, is
considered to. have one of the strongest

academic programs in inner-city Detroit,
the school offered its 3,000 students
only four Advanced Placement classes
and 20 computers with Internet access.
"You get to college ... and it doesn't
matter if you know how to do the home-
work assignment or not, because you
don't know how to use e-mail,"she said.
Despite the fact that many inner-
city, predominantly non-white schools
often lack the same resources as sub-
urban schools, some Summer Bridge
graduates do not feel the LSA's policy
of granting points to black, Hispanic
and Native American students is the
best way to compensate for such dis-
advantages.
The biggest disadvantage many
minorities face is a lack of financial
resources, Stamps said, and a lack of
understanding that substantial financial
aid is available.
"Wherever you go, there's a desire to
leam, but it's just a matter of resources."

the United States prefers a multilat-
eral approach in which South
Korea, Japan and other countries
would be involved in efforts to end
the crisis.
The nuclear dispute flared in
October when U.S. officials said
North Korea admitted having a
secret nuclear program in violation
of a 1994 pact.
WAR
Continued from Page 1A
In Nasiriyah, where fighting has been
fierce for a week, Marines secured
buildings held by an Iraqi infantry divi-
sion that contained large caches of
weapons and chemical decontamination
equipment.
A Marine UH-1 Huey helicopter
crashed last night at a forward supply
and refueling point in southern Iraq, said
a spokesman, 1st Lt. John Niemann, in
Kuwait. Three people aboard were killed
and one was injured in the crash that
occurred while the helicopter was taking
off. Questions grew in Washington over
the war's pace. Democratic Sen. Jay
Rockefeller of West Virginia said the
U.S.-led invasion is clearly facing more
Iraqi resistance than anticipated and the
war plan will probably have to be adjust-
ed to deal with that.
HOCKEY
Continued from Page 1A
Sterling notched the Tigers' first goal,
redirecting a pass from junior Peter
Sejna around Michigan goalie Al
Montoya. Sejna, the nation's leading
scorer with 80 points entering yester-
day's game, followed with a powerplay
goal of his own two minutes later to give
his team a lead.
Sophomore Milan Gajic answered for
Michigan to nod the game at two seven
minutes later. The Burnaby, British
Columbia native kept his stick down in
front of the net long enough to redirect a
David Moss pass home. "I didn't see it
until the last second," Gajic said. "I kind
of fumbled on it, hit it and it seemed like
it took about an hour and a half for the
puck to go in the net. I only hit it from
about a foot and half away. But after it
went in, I was pretty happy."
The teams traded goals in the second,
leaving just 20 minutes to decide who
would be headed to Buffalo.
Forward Jason Ryznar answered the
call for Michigan with a score just 4:25
into the period. The sophomore skated
around the Colorado College net and
lobbed a perfectly-placed wristshot into
the top-right corner of the net from his
heels. "Me and Moss were working in
the corner and the puck turned over,"
Ryznar said. "Moss did a good job tying
up his man. I just got a quick shot off
and luckily it went in."
Senior Mark Mink added an empty-
net goal with 18 seconds left to secure
the win. The Livonia native had two
goals on the day, his first tallies in over
four months.
Montoya made 21 saves yesterday and
was named the regionals' Most Out-
standing Player. After allowing just one
goal against a normally potent Maine
team, it would have been easy for the
Michigan freshman to lose focus headed
into yesterday's game. But the 18-year-
old didn't allow himself to get too caught
up in Saturday's performance. "I just told
myself, 'you played a great game last
night, but if things don't go the right way
for you right off the bat, just stay focused
and things will,' Montoya said.
His coach was never concerned. "I've
said all along that I'm not worried about
our goaltending," Berenson said. "And
I'm still not."
CONFIDENCE
Continued from Page 1A
optimism will depend on a sustained
revival in job and wage prospects,"

Curtin said.
With the current 5.8 percent unem-
ployment rate and the weakness in
the airline industry - which has
been struck by reduced business trav-
el due to war and the mysterious res-
piratory disease, which has infected
hundreds of people worldwide in
Asia - the outlook of the job market
is still grim.
"Consumers expected job losses to
continue to mount during the months
ahead, as they expected the unemploy-
ment rate to move toward 6.25 percent by
mid-year," Curtin said.
Sloan said there will be more job lay-
offs in the future because consumers are
reluctant to provide a catalyst to the
economy by spending.
"People buckle down and stop spend-
ing money, then businesses have to lay
people off and this gets into a negative
cycle," Sloan added.
The Index of Consumer Expecta-
tions - another part of the Surveys

NEW YORK
Man admits to killing
4 because of Sept. 11
A man who allegedly wanted to harm
people of Middle Eastern descent
because of his anger over the World
Trade Center attack has been arrested
in a string of New York workplace
shootings that left four people dead.
Larme Price, 30, of Brooklyn, was
arrested Saturday after admitting to the
shootings in a telephone conversation
with investigators, Police Commission-
er Ray Kelly said yesterday. Police were
charging Price with four counts of mur-
der and two counts of attempted murder
in the attacks, all of which came in
Brooklyn and Queens.
"This is a disturbing case," Kelly
said. "One man's twisted view has
led to the murder of four people.
This department will not tolerate
anger against immigrants or crimes
of bias."
Price, who is unemployed, contacted
police and said he had information
about the killings, Kelly said.
WASHINGTON
Parkinson's trial drug
shows positive results
A preliminary trial to test the safety of
a drug in people with Parkinson's disease
surprised scientists when all five patients
showed measurable improvement.
The drug eliminated the periods of
immobility that had occurred as much as
20 percent of the time before treatment
and reduced or stopped the involuntary

movements common to the disease, said
Clive Svendsen of the University of Wis-
consin at Madison. Also, the senses
improved for three patients who had lost
the ability to taste or smell. While much
more work needs to be done, the findings
being reported today in the online issue
of the journal Nature Medicine encour-
aged researchers.
"All five patients showed improve-
ment, some more than others. Some
symptoms were more affected," said
Svendsen, one of the researchers on
the trial.
CHICAGO
New stents expensive
for patients, hospitals
Much-anticipated new drug-cov-
ered stents, expected to cost three
times more than the standard variety,
could actually save money in the
long run by reducing heart patients'
need for expensive repeat angioplas-
ty and bypass surgery, according to
a new analysis.
While there is little argument
about the new stents' technical supe-
riority, their higher cost worries
many, considering that most of the 1
million patients undergoing routine
angioplasty each year are likely to
receive them.
However, the new analysis, yesterday
at a meeting of the American College of
Cardiology, offers some assurance that
the stents will be worth the price, even
though they might be a money-loser for
hospitals.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

KABUL, Afghanistan
Rocket hits peacekeeping compound
A rocket slammed into the headquarters of the international peacekeeping
force in Afghanistan late yesterday. There were no reports of injuries.
The compound, consisting of several buildings surrounded by high stone walls,
is located across the street from the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy. Few peace-
keepers were present at the time.
"At this point it appears that a building may have been damaged," German
peacekeeping spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Lobbering said.
A second rocket hit the Pul-e-Charkhi area, on the eastern edge of the Afghan
capital. There were no reports of injuries there either.
Police spokesman Haroon Asafi said the rockets were fired from several miles
east of Kabul. The city is patrolled by nearly 5,000 peacekeepers, a 22-nation
force under the command of Germany and the Netherlands.
Despite their presence, Kabul has come under frequent attack in recent months.
Officials blame Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives and forces loyal to renegade rebel
leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
Mohammed Azim, an Afghan soldier on duty outside the peacekeepers' com-
pound, said the Defense Ministry issued a warning four days ago that suspected
al-Qaida operatives had entered the city.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fa.
Shuttle investigation notes high temperature
Columbia's salvaged data recorder registered unusual temperature spikes in
the left wing just seconds after the shuttle experienced the peak heat of re-entry,
indicating the ship was mortally wounded before it began its descent, an official
close to the investigation said yesterday. And that makes the flyaway foam from
the shuttle's fuel tank, during launch, an even stronger suspect for breaching the
leading edge of the wing, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
A chunk of foam, perhaps containing ice or other debris, broke off the tank
during Columbia's liftoff on Jan. 16 and sideswiped some of the heat-resistant
carbon panels on the leading edge at 500 mph and possibly also some of the
metal and tiles underneath.
A spokeswoman for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Laura Brown,
said the tape from the data recorder holds a significant amount of good data from at
least 420 sensors that were located across Columbia's wings, fuselage and tail, mainly
temperature and pressure measurements. The temperature surges in the leading edge
were captured on tape 16 seconds after Columbia began experiencing peak heating in
its plunge through the atmosphere on Feb. 1, Brown said.

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