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U.S. helicopter brought down in Iraq NEWS IN BRIEF
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-Hostile fire brought down The AH-64 helicopter gunship from the 3rd Following the demonstration in Fallujah, gunmen W SIGO;..4


a U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter yesterday, the
third aircraft lost this month west of Baghdad. Coali-
tion troops killed three Iraqis in restive cities outside
the capital, relatives and police said.
And in Fallujah, also west of Baghdad, hundreds of
Iraqis protested, shouting "Bush, you coward!" after
American troops detained a woman while searching for
a Saddam Hussein loyalist. The 17-year-old newlywed
was freed after several hours of questioning.

Armored Cavalry Regiment crashed near the town of
Habbaniyah, but the two crew members escaped injury,
military spokesman Col. William Darley said.
"It was apparently downed by enemy fire," he said.
The helicopter was covering a ground convoy moving
in the area, the U.S. Central Command said.
In the same area, a medevac helicopter was downed
Jan. 6, killing nine U.S. soldiers. A Kiowa Warrior heli-
copter was shot down in the area Jan. 2, killing the pilot.

fired rocket-propelled grenades at U.S. forces guard-
ing city hall. The soldiers returned fire, killing two
people and wounding four, witnesses, police and hos-
pital staff said.
The dead included a 33-year-old woman shot in
the home of her sister and Ahmed Naji, 37, whose
car crashed in a hail of gunfire. Naji's brother and
father were seriously wounded, police Capt. Taha al-
Falahi said.

O'Neill denies using
secret documents

Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill yes-
terday denied that classified docu-
ments were used in a controversial
new book in which he paints an
unflattering portrait of President
He softened some of his criticism
in the face of a strong counterattack
by the administration.
The Inspector General's Office at
Treasury confirmed that it had begun
an investigation into whether any
laws or regulations had been violated
when Treasury employees turned
over 19,000 documents to O'Neill
after he was fired by Bush in Decem-
ber 2002.
Meanwhile, the administration
intensified its criticism of O'Neill's
assertions in the book, "The Price of
Loyalty," including his charge that
Bush had begun planning to over-
throw Saddam Hussein in the first

days of his presidency.
Defense Secretary Donald Rums-
feld, echoing comments Bush made in
Mexico, said that the administration
was simply following the policies of
"regime change" of the Clinton
administration and Bush did not com-
mit to a war with Iraq until shortly
before the invasion began last March.
Rumsfeld also told reporters at the
Pentagon that his experiences in the
administration were "night and day"
different from the detached president
described by O'Neill.
The Treasury secretary said Bush
so seldom asked questions during
Cabinet meetings that it reminded him
of a "blind man in a room full of deaf
In contrast, Rumsfeld said of Bush,
"I have just enormous respect for his
brain, his engagement, his interest, his
probing questions, his constructive
and positive approach to issues."

Supreme Court OKs use of police roadblocks
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that police may set up roadblocks to collect
tips about crimes, rejecting concerns that authorities might use the checkpoints to
fish for unrelated suspicious activity.
The 6 to 3 decision allows officers to block traffic and ask motorists for help in
solving crimes. Critics have complained that authorities might misuse the power,
disguising dragnets as "informational checkpoints."
Roadblocks are used for a variety of investigations. For example, in 2002
police used them to try to produce leads in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping in
Utah and the sniper shootings in the Washington area.
But the Supreme Court has limited their use.
Although the justices have allowed random sobriety checkpoints to detect
drunken drivers and border roadblocks to intercept illegal immigrants, they ruled
in 2000 that roadblocks intended for drug searches are an unreasonable invasion
of privacy under the Constitution.
In yesterday's decision, Justice Stephen Breyer said that short stops, "a
very few minutes at most," are not too intrusive on motorists, considering
the value in crime solving. Police may hand out fliers or ask drivers to vol-
unteer information, he said.
Pakistan suspected of aiding 'Axis of Evil'
The Bush administration's success in persuading Libya to reveal its weapons of
mass destruction programs has created a new and potentially embarrassing problem.
Pakistan - a vital U.S. ally in the war on terror - appears to have been a main sup-
plier of nuclear know-how to Libya, and possibly to North Korea and Iran.
Libya pledged to name its suppliers when it announced last month it was giving
up its nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs.
Officials say many of the names probably will be Pakistani. They say evidence
points to Pakistani nuclear experts as the source of at least some technology Libya
used in its nuclear weapons program. Similar reports have arisen about probable
Pakistani assistance to Iran and North Korea, countries President Bush said com-
prised an "axis of evil" with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
"This ought to get front-and-center attention," said Henry Sokolski, a Pentagon
arms control official in the first Bush administration.
The United States has given Pakistan evidence that its scientists were involved
in the spread of nuclear weapons technology, Secretary of State Colin Powell said
last week. Powell said he didn't have enough information to say whether Pakistan
was a source for Libya's program.

Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill gestures while discussing the
economy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington yesterday.

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publishes an annual scorecard evaluating
how well members of Congress have
addressed conservation issues.
The LCV has not endorsed a particular
presidential candidate.
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Career Center, listed New York City,
Chicago, Boston and San Francisco as
places where outgoing seniors would
like to live and work.
But Parsons said middling size, as
well as history and local pride, all
make Ann Arbor, Madison and Lans-
ing appealing places to live in.

Mayor John Hieftje, who spoke briefly
before Callahan, also referred to the eas-
ing of federal environmental regulations.
"These are dark days, if you look at what
is coming out of Washington,"he said.
But Hieftje said that there are some
environmental victories that have
occurred at a more local level.
He mentioned the Greenbelt initiative
Mid-sized cities are not as over-
whelming as big urban centers,
Stephan said.
Campbell said she hopes to find out
what makes these locales appealing to
skilled young men and women by
going straight to the source.
"The worst thing you can do is have
centrally-mandated cool," she said.
"Bureaucrats cannot dictate what's
cool." Campbell said the use of e-mail
and the Internet represents an inten-

passed last November, which works to
preserve parks and other green spaces in
the Ann Arbor area.
LSA sophomore Deepti Reddy said
she thinks people should realize the
importance of environmental investment.
"The end product does not just better
the lives of animals but also the lives of
people," she said. "Environmentalists
tional attempt to communicate with
students in a medium they are com-
fortable with.
Even if Campbell and her col-
leagues are successful in making over
Michigan's cities, they still will have
to contend with the state's disappoint-
ing job growth.
Despite this fact, Lamarco said, "A
good number of our students stay in
Michigan. Students are concerned
about the job market across the coun-

care about water and air but everyone
should care too because we all drink
water and we all breathe air."
Reddy, who considers herself an envi-
ronmentalist, said the speech embodied
accurately the views of the movement.
"If you give people information about
environmental issues, we feel that they
will make the right decision," she said.
try, not just here."
But, Stephan said, "Michigan needs
to improve the job market for college
graduates with entry-level jobs and
room for advancement."
The deciding factor in where he
lives after graduation is where he can
get a job, he said.
Both Stephan and Parsons
expressed confidence in the automo-
tive industry, which faced intense
competition from foreign firms in
2003, as a reliable local employer.
Results for the survey will not be
tabulated until February, Campbell
said. She said she hopes the answers
will help make Michigan a more
enticing location for its "brightest and
Chstopher Edley,. Jr.
Founding Co-Director of the Civil
Rights Project At Harvard

Palestinians borrow
money to pay salaries
Hit by waning support from fatigued
donor nations, the Palestinian Authority
has been forced to borrow from banks to
pay salaries to its 125,000 employees and
may be unable to meet its February pay-
roll, the economy minister said yesterday.
Meanwhile, an Israeli settler was
shot dead in a West Bank ambush, and
a Palestinian was shot and killed by
Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip.
With unemployment rampant outside
the public payroll, Palestinians could be
facing unprecedented economic collapse
after three years of conflict with Israel.
"We took loans from the bank for the
past couple of months to pay salaries,"
Palestinian Economy Minister Maher
Masri said. "If this situation continues
... we will not be able to provide salaries
next month."
Wal-Mart audit finds
many labor violations
An internal audit of about 25,000
workers at Wal-Mart Stores found thou-
sands of labor violations, including
minors working during school hours
and workers not taking breaks or lunch-

es, the New York Times reported.
The audit found 1,371 violations of
child-labor laws, including minors
working too late, too many hours in a
day or during school hours. On more
than 60,000 occasions, workers missed
breaks and on 16,000 they skipped
meal times, in violation of most state
labor regulations.The audit, conducted
in July 2000, polled employee records
at 128 stores across the country.
Franken signs deal to
host show on radio
They haven't got a name or a launch
date yet, but the entrepreneurs who
dream of launching a liberal radio net-
work have just landed themselves a lead
man: comedian and best-selling author
Al Franken.
Progress Media planned to announce
yesterday that it has reached an agree-
ment with Franken to host a live, three-
hour daily broadcast that would form
the anchor of the programming sched-
ule, according to people familiar with
the matter.
Franken said the format of the show
was still evolving, but he said he was
certain that it wouldn't be akin to that
used by his rival Rush Limbaugh.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports



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