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victim to consumer concerns about gas prices.
Goldman Sachs analyst Robert Barry said those head-
winds could offset any gains from the cuts.
"We are not confident the restructuring addresses the
core issue that GM brings too much supply to the North
American market," Barry said in a note to investors.
GM has 77 facilities in North America, including
30 assembly plants, 23 stamping plants and 24 engine
and transmission plants, spokesman Stefan Weinmann
Wagoner said the job cuts will come primarily
through attrition and early-retirement packages to mit-
igate the impact on workers. GM has an annual attri-
tion rate of about 7 percent, Wagoner said. The average
hourly worker is around 49 years old, he said.
Some workers who don't choose to retire could go
into jobs banks, which pay laid-off workers their sal-
ary and benefits. Wagoner said details about layoffs
and early-retirement packages still need to be worked
out with the UAW, the Canadian Auto Workers and
Earlier this month, GM's U.S. hourly workers
agreed to pay more for their health care benefits, a
concession UAW leaders said was necessary because
of GM's financial status. But the union responded
angrily to GM's latest announcement, saying the com-
pany needs to design attractive and exciting vehicles
instead of trying to shrink its way to prosperity.
"Workers have no control over GM's capital invest-
ment, product development, design, marketing and
advertising decisions. But, unfortunately, it is work-
ers, their families and our communities that are being
forced to suffer because of the failures of others,"
UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President
Richard Shoemaker said in a joint statement.
The plan will cut the number of vehicles GM is able
to build in North America by about 1 million a year
by the end of 2008. GM will be able to build about
4.2 million vehicles a year in North America, down
30 percent from 2002. Wagoner said GM's plants are
increasingly flexible and will be able to add capacity
to meet market demands.
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dstra remains the lone candidate supporting
MCRI, with other Senate candidates Michael
Bouchard and Keith Butler and gubernatorial
candidate Dick DeVos having expressed oppo-
sition to the ballot initiative.
"We're very pleased, but not really sur-
prised (about Republican opposition to
MCRI)," said Martin Waymire, spokes-
man for One United Michigan, a coalition
that aims to defend affirmative action and
outreach programs that benefit women
and minorities. Waymire speculated that
the GOP candidates who opposed MCRI
did so because it is an extreme measure.
He added that the candidates might want
to change affirmative action but oppose
the initiative because of its potential
immediate effects and consequences.
Luke Massie, national co-chair for the pro-
affirmative action group BAMN, was not as
upbeat about the news of Republican opposi-
tion to MCRI. "The Republican opposition (to
MCRI) is token opposition," he said.
Still, experts say the candidates' oppo-
sition or support will probably not have a
significant effect on MCRI's chances of
success, or on the outcome of the primary
or general elections.
Bill Ballenger, editor of the newslet-
ter Inside Michigan Politics, said there
could be several issues more critical in
the GOP primary election. Ballenger
added that the main reason that candi-
dates have voiced their stances on MCRI
is because the news media demand it and
see MCRI as a litmus test to differentiate
Ballenger said there are only select circum-
stances in which the MCRI issue would be
significant in the general election. One such
scenario, he said, would be if Zandstra beats out
Bouchard and Butler for the Republican nomi-
nation to the Senate. Otherwise, there would be
no difference between the Republican candidate
and Stabenow, who also opposes MCRI.
"There's no political advantage for
everyone to come out on this issue," said
Ed Sarpolus, vice president of EPIC-MRA,
a Lansing-based polling firm. Sarpolus said
one drawback for the GOP to bring atten-
tion to the issue is that it could divide the
votes of Republicans who oppose MCRI.
Zandstra said he expects the state
economy, not racial issues, to be the first
thing on voters' minds.
"I don't think people are going to care about
my skin, or another candidate's skin, but they
will care about the color green," said Zandstra,
who is white. Zandstra said he believes MCRI
will probably be superseded as an issue by talk
about the economy, Second Amendment rights
A poll administered by EPIC-MRA and the
Detroit Free Press indicates that 60 percent of
voters oppose racial preferences, but Sarpolus
said that number is now in the mid-50s. "Polls
suggest that (MCRI) is in a good position to be
struck down," he said.
Ballenger anticipated that the issue could
depend on the advertising leading up to the
November elections. "(To change their minds),
you've got to beat people over the head with TV
ads against it," he said.
Zandstra said there will be considerable
editorials and discussions throughout the
state. He added that all three candidates will
be addressing MCRI in the coming year.
"Everywhere I've spoken since I've made my
announcement, I've been asked about it," Zan-
In contrast with Ann Arbor, Bal-
lenger said there isn't much buzz about
MCRI around the state. "Keep in mind,
you live in a kind of a world of your
own down there," he said. "You really
do. It's not like the most of the rest of
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"There were not a sufficient number of
students coming in to give us a sense that we
were able to reach international students in
enough numbers," Winfield said.
Many universities already have similar TB
screening policies in place, including the Uni-
versity of Southern California, the University
of Texas, Purdue University and Michigan
In 2004, eight cases of active TB were
reported in Washtenaw County, according to
the Advisory Committee for the FElimination
of Tuberculosis. In the state of Michigan, 272
active cases were reported in 2004. So far this
year, 177 active cases have been reported, said
T.J Bucholz, Michigan Department of Com-
munity Health Spokesman. Bucholz added
that the number of TB cases has remained
consistent over the last few decades.
Students being tested will be injected with
PPD fluid under the skin of their lower arm
and return two to three days later to have the
Though students do not question the seri-
ousness of TB, some wonder if testing is real-
ly necessary at the University.
Often, the students who are financially able to
study in the United States come from the more
affluent classes of their country, said Engineer-
ing freshman Deepak Goel, who is from India.
"They are very health conscience and are
themselves very concerned with the disease'
Goel said. "It should not be a concern for the
University as such."
Engineering sophomore Arsalan Ahmed,
who comes from Dubai, disagreed.
"Prevention is better than cure,"he said.
Bucholz said TB is still a threat in the
"The University has gone one step further
then the public health code to stop the spread,"
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