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November 27, 2002
@2002 The Michigan Daily
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Haddad
to appeal
denial of
asylum
DETROIT (AP) - The attorney for
the detained co-founder of an Islamic
charity says he plans to appeal a
judge's ruling denying the man politi-
cal asylum.
An immigration judge on Friday
denied political asylum for Rabih Had-
dad, his wife and three of their children,
saying the family had given no evidence
they will be persecuted if they leave the
country. The judge ordered the family
removed from the United States.
Judge Robert Newberry also said
Haddad was a danger to the country,
citing his links to the Global Relief
Foundation, the suburban Chicago-
based charity Haddad co-founded. The
government has accused the group of
funneling money to al-Qaida.
Yesterday, Haddad's attorney criti-
cized Newberry's ruling, calling it
biased.
Ashraf Nubani said an appeal was
planned, but that Haddad had 30 days
to decide. His family, meanwhile, had
no plans to leave the country without
him. The couple's fourth child was
born in the United States.
"The family is trying to cope with
the decision, understanding that not all
Americans are like that," Nubani said.
"It makes them stronger."
Nubani also said even if Haddad
decided not to appeal the immigration
judge's decision, the U.S. attorney's
office or the FBI could keep detain
him further as part of a criminal inves-
tigation.
Justice Department spokesman
Charles Miller said he couldn't com-
ment on whether that could happen. He
said a deportation time likely would be
'et once the 30-day window for appeal
has closed, near the Christmas holiday.
Neither Haddad, a 42-year-old Ann
Arbor resident and Lebanese citizen, nor
Global Relief have been charged with a
terrorism-related crime.
The federal government says Global
Relief has received substantial funding
from a suspected financier of al-Qaida's
worldwide efforts.

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U,

economists

predict heavy
job gains in '04

By Shabina S. Khatri
Daily Staff Reporter

Though an estimated 35,000 jobs
will be cut in Michigan this year, Uni-
versity economists are promising a
brighter employment outlook as early
as 2004.
In their annual forecast of the
Michigan economy, economists
George Fulton, Joan Crary and Saul
Hymans predicted the state will
regain 28,000 jobs in 2003 and then
more than triple next year's gains with
88,000 jobs in 2004.
"After slogging through two years
of employment declines, the Michigan
economy appears headed toward a
year of transition in 2003, as near-
term backsliding is followed by grad-
ual improvement," Fulton said in his
forecast on Friday. "A year from now,
the outlook should be much brighter
with widespread robust gains project-
ed for 2004."
Crary said the present unemploy-
ment rate in Michigan - which has hit
a 10-year high at 6.1 percent - will
continue to rise slightly in 2003
because the growth in labor force will
exceed job gains.
"We will be gaining jobs but not
fast enough to keep up with labor
force growth," she said. "Subse-
quently, when the national economy
picks up the state economy follows
along."
Crary attributed the growth in labor

force to several variable economic
factors.
"Labor force growth is a combina-
tion of population growth and peo-
ple's judgments of how likely they are
to find a job when they go looking,"
she said.
Students looking for summer jobs,
for example, may get discouraged if
they hear it's a really awful year and
not bother, she added.
The forecast also predicted a corre-
sponding increase in real disposable
income and interest rates.
"You have more people working and
they're working longer hours," Crary
said. "Both of those things combine for
wage growth.
"Interest rates will be going up
mostly in 2004, contributing to income
growth (because) people put savings in
things that earn interest," she said.
Fulton summed up the economic
forecast for Michigan on an opti-
mistic note.
"The broader the perspective, the
more encouraging the story.
"In all, the pessimistic view of our
outlook is that 2002 turns out to be
another year of net job loss for Michi-
gan, followed by a year of only modest
job growth," he said. "The optimistic
view is that the job loss during 2002 is
only a third of what we saw during
2001, to be followed by a significant
recovery that creates jobs in 2004 at a
pace as vigorous as the rate prior to the
current downturn."

Jacques Baute of the U.N. nuclear agency shows members of the media some of the tools to be used by weapons
Inspectors as they are displayed at the UN headquarters before a news conference in Baghdad yesterday.
U.N. inspectors begin
Iraqi wea pons search

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Inter-
national arms inspectors, "fully
conscious" of their responsibility,
are ready to fan out over Iraq with
the latest detection gear in search
of mobile labs, underground facto-
ries or other signs the Iraqis are
still committed to the deadliest of
weapons, top inspectors said yes-
terday.
The U.N. team mounts its first
field missions today in what is

expected to be months of difficult,
detailed inspections of hundreds of
Iraqi sites. Its first targets will be
installations inspected and "neutral-
ized" in the 1990s.
The future of peace in the Mid-
dle East may hinge on the outcome
"6f'lhe search. The United States,
steadily reinforcing its military in
the region, has warned it will dis-
arm Iraq by force if the inspec-
tions fail.

In Washington, White House
spokesman Ari Fleischer said Presi-
dent Bush "hopes the inspectors will
take their responsibilities very seri-
ously, and he knows they will, to find
out whether Iraq has indeed dis-
armed. And the president thinks this
is a healthy process."
If Iraq does not cooperate, Fleis-
cher said, "the president has said he
has a policy of zero tolerance, and
See WEAPONS, Page 7

II

i

Lab safety reviewed
after chemical thefts

By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter

Though laboratory safety and secu-
rity measures were tightened after the
bioterrorism scare that followed the
Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a
recent incident has caused some to
worry about whether chemicals stored
at the University are actually secure.
A non-University affiliate is being
held in Washtenaw County Jail on
three counts of larceny after allegedly
asking researchers working in the
Medical Science Unit II Building for
various chemicals.
Claiming to be a researcher working
in the building, Ann Arbor resident
Daniel Lexington, 45, asked multiple
people in the building for various
chemicals, including magnesium sul-
fate, zinc sulfate, bisulfite, ammonium
nitrate and potassium permanganate.
Lexington was arrested late Thurs-
day night and arraigned in 15th Dis-

trict Court Saturday for committing
larceny under false pretenses and tres-
passing, Department of Public Safety
spokeswoman Diane Brown said. He is
also charged for committing two previ-
ous and unrelated misdemeanors,
including another trespass charge.
He was arraigned in Washtenaw
County Circuit Court with three counts
of committing larceny from a building.
He could receive four years in jail for
the larceny counts, which are felonies,
Brown said.
Workers refused to give Lexington the
ammonium nitrate, which can be used as
an explosive, and potassium perman-
ganate. He was given small amounts of
the others, Brown said. The chemicals
were valued at less than $200.
"They are not rare, and he got very,
very small quantities, which were
returned," Brown said. She said she
could not comment about the man's
reasoning for wanting the chemicals.
See LABS, Page 7

FRANK PAYNE/Daily
Rackham student Jeff Anker displays an award-winning microscope he invented.
Anker is one of six winners of the 12th Collegiate inventors Competition.
Probe wins for
student inventor

FRANK PAYNE/Daily
A secure lab In the Chemistry Building warns entrants of what substances a person
can encounter.

Harvard Law considers sp

By Elizabeth Anderson
Daily Staff Reporter
First Amendment arguments abound at Harvard
Law School, but the law school's administration is
currently considering a policy that would limit offen-
sive and discriminatory speech.
Traditionally, Harvard has maintained a strong
advocacy for free speech. Lately, a series of racial-
ly-charged incidents speared the formation of a
dean's committee on diversity. This committee in
turn formed two separate committees, one explor-
ing multicultural affairs and one evaluating harass-
ment policies.
The discriminatory incidences include a profes-
sor's repeated use of offensive language during a lec-
ture, an anonymous mailing sent to all law students
including anti-Semitic language and the online post-

Law Students Association and a third-year law stu-
dent, said the BLSA is calling for a discrimination
harassment policy because of repeated racial inci-
dents that have persisted for a period of several years.
After staging a silent protest last year, members of
the BLSA contacted alumni, encouraging them to
write letters to faculty and administration.
"The school shouldn't be silent on issues of intol-
erance and harassment," Bloodworth said.
Bloodworth repeatedly said the policy the BLSA
envisions is not a ban on free speech.
"If you do nothing, you foster a society that allows
harassment to go unchecked," he said. "Context and
intentions are very important."
Bloodworth believes the policy will be successful
if implemented because of a similar policy developed
in the 1990s detailing limits on language of a sexual
harassment nature.

eech policy
Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression." The
University Civil Liberties Board authored the poli-
cy in 1988.
"The University of Michigan strives to create an
environment in which diverse opinions can be
expressed and heard. It is a fundamental value of our
University that all members of the community and
their invited guests have a right to express their views
and opinions," wrote E. Royster Harper, vice presi-
dent for student affairs, in a preface for the statement
in 2000.
First-year University of Michigan Law student
Morgan Kirley said he thought the Law School
would not implement such a policy as Harvard's due,
to their emphasis on arguing.
"I don't see the benefit of allowing racial slurs but
I wouldn't want to encroach on the first amendment,"
Kirley said.

By Jennifer Misthal
Daily Staff Reporter
After spending more than three-
years in a University laboratory,
Rackham student Jeffrey Ankey is
now proud to say that he finally
accomplished his childhood dream
of becoming an inventor, an ambi-
tion he once gave up on.
Currently studying applied
physics in the Chemistry Depart-
ment, Anker is one of six winners of
the 12th Collegiate Inventors Com-
petition for his invention of the
Magnetically Modulated Optical
Nanoprobe.
"To even be awarded such a pres-
tigious award means I can start to
call myself an inventor again," he
said. "I invented a way to improve
chemical sensing. (MagMOON
looks) for small quantities of specif-
ic molecules from specific diseases
- proteins from HIV or anthrax."
This will determine what disease a
person is suffering from with more
accuracy and lead to earlier disease
detection.

a color change when (molecules) are
on a surface. There are lots of mole-
cules in a sample that will be fluo-
rescent in some way," Anker said.
"What I've done is come up with a
way of making fluorescents blink in
a magnetic field like a lighthouse
against city lights of a plane against
the stars."
To explain the function of Mag-
MOON, Anker uses a tennis ball,
half-black, half-yellow, to represent
the spoon. Tossing the ball into the
air demonstrates the microscopic
sensory procedure of MagMOON,
Anker said. Part of the tennis ball is
opaque, capped with aluminum,
allowing only the north side of the
ball to emit light.
Understanding how a cell works
can assist basic biology research and
is one of two of MagMOON's major
applications, Anker said.,'The other,
he added, is derived from studying
the effects of different diseases and
potential drugs on cells, facilitating
the advancement of drug research.
Along with prizes from Hewlett-
Packard and Goodyear Tire and Rub-

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