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buy the excuses Bush makes regarding
job losses.
"I was born in 1922 and that depres-
sion was bad," she said, adding that the
current recession was one that could be
overcome with the right policies.
Bush-Cheney spokeswoman Sharon
Castillo said the president has been
under extremely difficult circumstances
since he took the presidency and added
that Kerry's attitude was no help.
"Today we heard more of the same
pessimism," she said. "Pessimism is not
going to create one single job. Senator
Kerry talks the talk. But can he walk the
Other than elaborating on health-
care and decreasing the federal defi-
cit, Kerry's other proposals had been
discussed during last year's visit to the
Detroit Economic Club, as well as dur-
ing other campaign stops throughout the
last year.
Kerry also blamed Bush for allowing
American jobs to go abroad. He said as
president he would eliminate tax codes
that facilitate the outsourcing of jobs.
"Today, if a company is torn between
creating jobs in Michigan or Malaysia,

we now have a tax code that encour-
ages you to go overseas," Kerry said. "I
believe it's wrong. And as president, I
will end it."
Kerry continued to attack the presi-
dent on the loss of jobs in the country.
Kerry outlined his New Jobs Tax Credit
- that gives incentives to companies
who create new jobs as well as healt
care cost cuts for employers who pro-
vide health coverage for their workers.
Gloria Kubasiewicz, accounting man-
ager of a company that seeks to beautify
Detroit called Detroit Downtown Inc.,
said that Kerry's speech provided a defi-
nite plan for improvement.
"We hear so many promises, but
some answers were given today."
Outside Cabo Arena, seven protes-
tors carried graphic images of aborted
fetuses, saying that the Catholic candi-
date for supporting abortion up to the
ninth month of pregnancy.
"How can you have a strong economy
if you don't have life?" said protester
Cecille Jean of Canton.
About 1,000 people attended the
speech. The Detroit Economic Club is
a speaking venue for business and gov-
ernment leaders. University President
Mary Sue Coleman is on the club's
Board of Directors.

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an incentive to public universities to
keep tuition below the rate of inflation
or face larger budget cuts. The Univer-
sity opted to keep tuition hikes at the
new required rates.)
ND: I will stand by saying that we
should end that policy. Over the last
30 years, the state of Michigan has
decreased its funding for state schools
from 70 to 30 percent. They want
to have influence over courses and
programs the University offers. The
University can be more independent
(without the tuition caps).

I would say if the
goal is to cap tuition
for diversity, then
the University has
failed. I think the
best way to do that
is to charge market
value for tuition and
use that revenue
for financial aid to
allow more students
to enroll at the Uni-
versity. Based on
tuition at universi-
ties comparable to
Michigan that use
fair market value,
we could say tuition

"I would sa


the goal is
tuition for
then the U
has failed.'
Green I
should be close

treasurer of my co-op.
TMD: What has your campaign
consisted of in terms of fundraising
and recruiting volunteers?
ND: Basically the kick-off of the
campaign is when David Cobb (Green
Party presidential nominee) comes to
the Modern Languages Building today
at 7:30 p.m.. As far as fundraising, it's
been my money so far. Some of my
friends plan to give me some money and
I hope that through the University com-
munity I can get some fundraising.
TMD: What do you think your
chances are of becoming a regent?
ND: I honestly do think that they're
low, mostly because of the way the sys-
tem is constructed. The vote is split,
especially in a big
ly if year like this and I
expect that the regent
to cap vote will piggy-back
on the senatorial and
diversity, presidential races. I
don't think I have the
niversity greatest chances of
winning and being
elected, but I'm run-
ning to bring out cer-
- Nat Damren tain issues.
Party candidate TMD: What are
.iet .your thoughts on how
liversity Regent the regents are per-
forming right now?
ND: Something
that I'm very pleased with is that Regent
Larry Deitch (D-Bingham Farms) intro-
duced a proposal to change how the regents
function by introducing a chair and vice
chair that will work with the president.
I am also pleased that the Environ-
ment Protection Agency awarded thej
University for outstanding contributions
to reducing greenhouse emissions.
I also like things that are chang-
ing, such as dealing with the Student
Affairs budget. The protests changed
the University's position and the deci-
sion-making is going in the right pro-
cess with (Vice President for Student
Affairs E. Royster Harper's) decision
to develop a task force.

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian police
investigating the deadly Beslan school
siege are looking inside their own squad
house: One of the attack organizers was
allegedly a former cop who disappeared
six years ago.
He wouldn't be the first to turn traitor.
Turncoats have appeared in the highest
ranks of law enforcement in the Caucasus.
Police have been implicated in kidnap-
pings for ransom and accused of allow-
ing Chechen rebels free passage through
checkpoints - motivated by either money,
sympathy for the fighters' cause or family
ties, or a combination of all three.
Vyacheslav lzmailov, a former army
major who has worked to resolve kidnap-
pings in Chechnya, said one example of a
high-ranking turncoat is a former interior
minister of Ingushetia, a Russian region
neighboring Chechnya. Daud Korigov,
minister from 1997-98, gave rebels the
use of a house he owned in the Chechen
capital Grozny and was even seen there
among captives, lzmailov said.
How many turncoats are there among
law enforcement?
"It's not a few," Izmailov said.
Russian authorities say one of the plot-
ters behind the attack in Beslan, where
more than 330 people died, was Ali Tazi-
yev, a policeman from Ingushetia. Tazi-
yev was allegedly abducted with another
officer in October 1998 while guarding
the wife of a government official.
The woman was freed in 2000, and
the body of Taziyev's partner was found
in Chechnya. Later that year, a court in
Ingushetia declared Taziyev dead.

Former policeman
may have had role
in school siege

NowRussian officials believe he actu-
ally went over to the rebel side, chang-
ing his name to Magomed Yevloyev and
taking the nom de guerre "Magas" after
the new Ingush capital, the Vremya
Novostei newspaper reported.
Taziyev, a Muslim, is accused of
becoming an adherent of the extreme
Wahhabi sect of Islam - the same as al-
Qaida leader Osama bin Laden - and
forming his own small band of fight-
ers. Islam is the predominant religion
in the Caucasus. North Ossetia, where
the school siege took place, is unusual
in that its predominant faith is Russian
Taziyev allegedly also spearheaded
a June raid in Ingushetia that targeted
police and security forces and killed
88 people. There were conflicting state-
ments at the time about whether he died
in the attack. Several other police offi-
cers were arrested for involvement.
So far, Taziyev's participation hasn't
been confirmed in the attack in Beslan,
North Ossetia - which shares borders
with both Ingushetia and Chechnya -
and his body wasn't among the attack-
ers who died there after Russian forces
stormed the building Sept. 3.
A top law enforcement officer sig-
naled Wednesday that investigators are
taking a hard look at how police and
security agencies responded during the
school siege. Meanwhile, students in
Beslan returned to class Wednesday,
two weeks after the heavily armed mili-
tants took more than 1,200 children and
adults hostage.

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"I think it's unfair for any impor-
tant holiday to have classes or work
on it," LSA Sophomore Katy Willens
said. "If any religion has a day of rest,
it should be honored."
But LSA junior David Morley
thinks that is impractical.
"It's OK for the University to hold
classes because it would be impossi-
ble to observe every religious holiday.
However, there should be an under-
standing of what Rosh Hashanah is. It
should be up to the professors whether
or not to hold classes, but they should
not be able to have exams," Morley
The debate over classes centers
around Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kip-
pur being the two most holy Jewish
While the concept of original sin
does not exist in Judaism, sin is hardly
absent from the religion. Sin is accu-
mulated over the course of the year
and is wiped clean one week after
Rosh Hashanah, during Yom Kippur,
or the "Day of Atonement."
"There are two ways to repent: one
is for sins committed between human
beings. In order to repent you have to
ask that specific person for forgive-
ness," Miller said. "For sins against

God you must ask forgiveness from
In some Jewish families, asking for
forgiveness has been a tradition passed
on from parent to child.
"My dad started a tradition of tell-
ing family members and friends he's
sorry for doing something that hurt
them," said Emma Levine, an LSA
sophomore. "Recently, on Yom Kip-
pur, I've also started telling people
close and important to me that I'm
sorry for anything hurtful I've said or
done in the past year."
Choosing to attend services is just
another act of balancing religion and
school for many Jewish students.
"It's good to continue traditions in
college and it's important to develop
your own stance on how you feel about
your religion," said Perlin.
But Miller recognizes that form-
ing a unique outlook is not the easiest
thing for students to do.
"It's a very difficult time for college
students, facing decisions of whether
or not to go home to their parents'
house or congregation or stay in Ann
Arbor," he said. "When students go
off to college, they, through self-
discovery, tend to explore different
options. The student that grew up very
observant and decides that they're no
longer in their parents' house, they're
going to become less observant. The
flip side is true as well."

to Ivy League price between $23,000
and $28,000. This is when compared
to universities with the same research
and teaching caliber.
TMD: How do you think that con-
cept will sit with most students?
ND: I think it will sit if we recog-
nize that it will help people with low
income to receive financial aid and
increase class diversity.
TMD: The regents are involved with
setting tuition among other things. How
well do you think a student candidate,
such as yourself, can handle that?
ND: I haven't necessarily been in
charge of managing a business. I was

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Michigan. Since then, the infection
rate in the state has dropped drastically.
This year, there have been five reported
cases of human infection in Michigan,
with no deaths.
"While experts are still trying to fig-
ure out the pattern of viral activity, trends
show that there is a bigger response to
the virus when it enters a new area in the
first or second year," Bauman explained.
"That is what happened this year on the
West Coast, namely Arizona and Cali-

fornia, where there was a big outbreak
of the West Nile virus."
On campus, in an effort to contain
the spread of the virus, Plant Opera-
tions staff treat storm-sewer basins
with a larvicide to prevent larval-stage
mosquitoes from emerging as adults.
Brown said, "We strongly urge stu-
dents to refrain from touching dead
birds with bare hands and to report
sightings of dead crows, ravens and
blue jays to the Plant Services."
The Plant Services hotline is 647-
2059. Washtenaw County residents
should report sightings to the county's
West Nile virus hotline 544-6750.



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