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students are taking all the necessary precautions.
LSA senior Brandi Basket, who has lived in East
Quad Residence Hall for four years, said her level
of cautiousness just came about recently.
Though she remembers the days from her fresh-
man and sophomore years when she often kept her
door unlocked while making trips to the bathroom
or talking to friends, she now describes herself as
very cautious.
"I think everybody is more cautious or what not.
They are not as likely to go to sleep with their doors
open ... I've been telling people, you should lock
your doors because last year, such and such hap-
pened," said Basket, who has known peers who
have caught somebody watching them while in res-
idence hall showers and also has a friend whose
computer was stolen last year.
But she said many students are not cautious
enough and people who do not belong in residence
halls are still gaining access to them.

"Honestly, I don't let other people in," she said.
"A lot of people do let others in. They are just try-
ing to be nice. But my boyfriend comes to see me
and I don't want anyone letting him in because as
soon as something bad happens, they are going to
say, 'Oh, I let this guy in."'
Though Basket and others said they believe
crimes in the dorms rose last year, Steinman said
that isn't the case.
"We did not see any dramatic peaks or decreases
in crimes (last year) from previous years," Stein-
man said, adding the only crimes that increased
were home invasions and peeping tom incidents.
These kinds of crimes did not start increasing until
February, he said.
"When we started to see this increase in reported
incidents, we took a look at where we were and
evaluated our current programs and looked for
ways to improve them," he said, adding that just
because crimes have gone down now does not
mean they will not increase in the near future.
"From an enforcement perspective, we are always
looking for trends."

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Art junior Jean Tomaro participates in a water fight
yesterday outside of her Linden Street home.

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"She is very perceptive of Universi-
ty affairs and University and staff
needs. I've been very impressed by
her, more so than I was with Lee
Bollinger," he said.
Gobetti said he most admired Cole-
man's openness and working style,
which Coleman said consisted of first
gathering data and information, then
checking her sources, making a deci-
sion and moving on.
A major concern among faculty
members at the meeting was fund-
ing for the Life Sciences Institute,
which could potentially be affected
by the upcoming ballot proposal,
Coleman said.
"I'm quite concerned about the
economy of the state right now ... and
I don't know what the impact on the
University will be," Coleman said.
When it comes to undergraduate
students, Coleman said she will be
reviewing the President's Commis-
sion on the Undergraduate Experi-
ence and would discuss what she
thinks are major concerns with
SACUA in the future.
"I think it's certainly important to
keep our eye on the undergraduate
experience," Coleman said.
Gobetti agreed that the Universi-
ty's focus should be on undergradu-
ates and said he was especially
impressed by Coleman's emphasis
that the Life Sciences Institute
would include a facility for teaching
Coleman said she would ultimately
like to involve a wide range of stu-
dents and faculty from various
departments in the LSI, adding the
purpose of the LSI is to enhance the
teaching of undergraduates, as well as
become "part of the fabric" of the
"I think she is a much better com-
mitment to undergraduate education
than I've seen in a long time. She's
committed to everything the Universi-
ty needs," Gobetti said.
Coleman and SACUA also dis-
cussed the interrelationship between
the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint
campuses. Coleman described a
recent trip to the Flint campus that
gave her the opportunity to speak to
many of the faculty and students, and
commented on the difference in the
student population when compared to
the students in Ann Arbor.
In general, Coleman said the stu-
dents there are older and have more
complex family situations, such as
having to raise children while attend-
ing school, which need to be
Coleman said she plans on taking a
similar tour of the Dearborn campus.
Other issues addressed were the
new contract between the Universi-
ty and the Graduate Employees
Organization and the role of
SACUA and MSA in helping Cole-
man in the future.
to decline
German relations sank to perhaps
their lowest point in decades yester-
day as American leaders groused
over Chancellor Gerhard Schroed-
er's opposition to U.S. policy on

Iraq and a top German official's
comparison of President Bush's tac-
tics to those of Adolf Hitler.
Secretary of Defense Donald H.
Rumsfeld, speaking hours after the
victory of Schroeder's governing
coalition in national elections, said
the tone of his campaign had the
effect of poisoning the bilateral rela-
While officials in Washington
Qimlled over the quick deteriora-

Attacks on Iraq would
start in air, experts say
No matter what war plan President.
Bush chooses, if he decides to attack
Iraq, the assault is almost certain to
start from above.
Strikes from U.S. warplanes and Tom-
ahawk cruise missiles would aim first to
destroy Iraq's relatively sophisticated air
defenses, war strategists believe. The
strikes would focus not on the surface-to-
air missile batteries and anti-aircraft guns
themselves but on the radar and commu-
nication networks that tie them together.
"You don't have to break every piece of
an air defense system," said retired Gen.
Merrill McPeak, who commanded the Air
Force during the Persian Gulf War.
The U.S. goal would be to own the
skies; to be able to bomb Iraqi sites and
provide air support to ground forces
with impunity.
The airstrikes would be aimed at isolat-
ing or killing President Saddam Hussein
and other Iraqi leaders and damaging Sad-
dam's elite Republican Guard units.
Tropical storm
tears through Mexico
Residents of Mexico's Yucatan
Peninsula began sweeping water out of
their homes and repairing rooftops
early Monday after Hurricane Isidore
ripped up trees, knocked out power and
left at least two people dead.
Isidore was downgraded to a tropical
storm as it dumped rain across the penin-
sula and battered the region with maxi-
mum sustained winds of 65 mph. At 11
a.m. EDT, Isidore was 55 miles south of

RAMALLAH. West Bank ..
Arafat refuses to hand over names
A defiant Yasser Arafat dug in at his besieged compound yesterday, rejecting
Israel's demand to hand over the names of all those holed up inside.
As Israeli troops settled in, criticism of the blockade - the third in 10 months
- intensified in Israel. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is boosting Arafat's populari-
ty, instead of sidelining him, the government's detractors said.
In another development, an Israeli man was killed and three of his children, ages
9, 12 and 18, were wounded in a Palestinian shooting attack in the West Bank city
of Hebron. The 9-year-old was in serious condition, hospital officials said.
The assault on Arafat's office has made an already tense situation even more
volatile. With Arafat and 200 aides and security guards ringed by troops and confined
to a building Palestinians claim is in danger of collapse, Israel cannot guarantee the
Palestinian leader's safety. Harm to Arafat, even unintentional, could ignite the region.
Arafat's isolation has already triggered mass street protests, some orchestrated
and some spontaneous, in a replay of the scenes that marked the beginning of
fighting two years ago.
Yesterday, Palestinians rallying around Arafat observed a commercial strike, and
staged more protests, burning tires and pelting soldiers with rocks - events rarely seen
in recent months. About 10,000 rallied in Gaza, many of them school children.
Nasdaq falls to lowest point in six years
The Nasdaq composite index slid to a six-year low yesterday and the rest of Wall
Street fell equally hard amid a worsening outlook for the U.S. economy. The Dow
Jones industrials dropped more than 100 points.
Responding to a smattering of bad news - and lacking any positive economic
data - investors essentially sold across the board, punishing shares of everything
from Microsoft to Wal-Mart. The selloff carried the Nasdaq to its lowest close since
September 1996, and the Dow back toward the four-year low it reached July 23.
"The air is thick with concern about the pace of corporate profit growth or the lack
thereof, and I think the reports that we're seeing about a possible retest of July's lows
are somewhat making that a self-fulfilling prophecy," said Charles Crane, strategist
for Victory SBSF Capital Management.
The Nasdaq fell 36.16, or 3.0 percent, to 1,184.93, its lowest close since it reached
1,165.81 on Sept. 12, 1996.
The broader market also retreated.
The Dow fell 113.87, or 1.4 percent, to 7,872.15, after declining 3.9 percent last
week. The losses gave the index its third triple-digit decline in five sessions.


Merida and slowly drifting eastward.
The National Hurricane Center said
the storm was expected to head west
and back over the Gulf of Mexico,
where it would likely regain strength
and again become a hurricane on Tues-
day. It could turn north - possibly
toward the U.S. Gulf coast where it
could hit this week. Residents of coastal
Louisiana towns started heading north.
In Mexico, Yucatan Gov. Patricio
Patron said that because of ravaged
communications, officials had little
immediate information about damage.
Former Nazi guards
found living in U.S.
Johann Breyer landed work the
day after arriving in America in
1952 and quietly supported his fami-
ly for the next 40 years as a tool-
and-die maker.
Andrew Kuras, 80, grew blueberries
and raised his sons in New Jersey.
Ildefonsas Bucmys, 81, worked in
an Ohio foundry for 27 years before
retiring in 1985 to enjoy bingo, church
and Lithuanian social gatherings.
These three men, say federal prose-
cutors, are former guards at Nazi con-
centration camps who helped Hitler's
Third Reich kill 6 million Jews.
Despite their advanced age, prosecu-
tors say they should not be allowed to
live in the United States.
"We race the clock against the
Grim Reaper. Sometimes the Grim
Reaper wins," said Eli Rosenbaum,
who directs the U.S. Justice Depart-
ment's Nazi-hunting unit, the Office
of Special Investigations.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.


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