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NEWS BRIEFS PRIMARY
From page
LANSING
Senate votes to The state
might also
kill service tax political par
es or nomi
As expected, the Michigan Sen- instead. Prim
ate voted 23-15 yesterday to repeal broader parti
a much-maligned tax on services Michigan
such as business consulting, tan- Chairman S
ning and graphic design before it terday he sti
takes effect Dec. 1. primary.
The full House could follow up "Judge Co
as early as Thursday with a plan it clear that
replacing the $614 million the tax with holding
would generate this fiscal year. mary in earl
The linchpin to successfullykill- is encouragii
ing the service tax is making up for statement. "T
the revenue that lawmakers and in the proces
Democratic Gov. Jennifer Gran- The Jan.
holm have designated for K-12 pub- brought Mi
lic schools and other government tion from
services. candidates,
Republicans.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Democrats
favor of cauc
Bhutto's supporters reasons.
.th 1.The Mic
scuffle with police Party's e
yesterday nig
Supporters of Benazir Bhutto pulled from
clashed with police in front of par- uled vote to
liament yesterday after she urged mary date ol
party activists into the streets to needed time
protest emergency rule, deepen- ing and their
ing the uncertainty engulfing a chairman Ma
Pakistan already shaken by rising After the n
Islamic militancy.
Seekingto position herself as the
only leader able to unite the coun-
try to confront Islamic extremism,
the former prime minister tough-
ened her rhetoric against President
Gen. Pervez Musharraf, but she left
open the possibility of resuming
talks if he ends the crackdown.
President Bush, meanwhile, told
the U.S.-allied general that Paki-
stan must go through with parlia-
mentary elections that had been
planned for January.
TBLISI, Georgia
Georgian president
declares state of
emergency
Riot police used tear gas, rub-
ber bullets and water cannon
yesterday to break up demon-
strations calling for the ouster of
President Mikhail Saakashvili.
The pro-Western leader declared
a state of emergency and banned
all news broadcasts except state-
emntrolled television.---
Saakashvili, a U.S. ally who has
tried to integrate Georgia with
the West, also expelled three
Russian diplomats and accused
Moscow of fomenting the pro-
tests, which began last week.
He now faces the worst political
crisis of his four years in office S.
in this former Soviet republic,
where a low-level tug-of-war
between Russia and the West is 603 E. LIB
being played out.
There has been growing disil-
lusion with Saakashvili among
critics who say he has not moved
fast enough to spread growing
wealth.
TUUSULA, Finland
School shooting llF

stuns Finland
An 18-year-old gunman opened
fire at his high school in this plac-
id town in southern Finland on
Wednesday, killing seven other V ,
students and the principal before
mortally wounding himself in a
rampage that stunned a nation
where gun crime is rare.
Police were analyzing YouTube
postings that appeared to antici-
pate the massacre, including clips
in which a young man calls for rev-
olution and apparently prepares for
the attack by test firing a semiauto-
matic handgun.
Investigators said the gunman,
who was not identified, shot himself To play: C
in the head after the shooting spree and e
at Jokela High School in Tuusula,
some 30 miles north of the capital,
Helsinki. He died later at Toolo The
Hospital in Helsinki. just us
- Compiled from
Daily wire reports
3,858
Number of American service mem-
bers who have died in the war in
Iraq, according to The Associated
Press. There were four new casual-
ties identified yesterday. 6
Sgt. Carletta S. Davis, 34,
Anchorage, Alaska 4
Sgt. John D. Linde, 30, New
York City
Sgt. Derek T. Stenroos, 24,
North Pole, Alaska
Pfc. Adam J. Muller, 21, Under-
hill, Vt

1A
's political leaders
stand pat, leaving
ties to hold caucus-
nating conventions
aries would have far
icipation.
Republican Party
aul Anuzis said yes-
ll plans on a Jan. 15
llette's ruling made
there is no problem
g a presidential pri-
y January, and that
ng," Anuzis said in a
his is just a 'hiccup'
s5...',
15 primary has
chigan more atten-
GOP presidential
which pleases state
But some Michigan
want to dump it in
uses for a variety of
higan Democratic
tive committee met
ght in Lansing, but
the agenda a sched-
make the Jan. 15 pri-
fficial. Party leaders
to review the rul-
options, state party
ark Brewer said.
meeting, Brewer said

the ruling and options remained
under review. Headed into the
meeting, some Democrats were
hoping to explore options aimed
at appealing the judge's decision
and asking the Legislature to
address needed changes in the
law perhaps as early as today.
One possible Democratic fall-
back position is a Feb. 9 presiden-
tial caucus to decide delegates to
the Democratic National Conven-
tion. That was the plan before the
January primary law was passed
and remains the official plan
recorded with the Democratic
National Committee.
The law establishing Michi-
gan's Jan. 15 primary date was
challenged in court by groups
who said the major political par-
ties should not get exclusive
access to lists of which voters ask
for Republican ballots and which
take Democratic ones.
Collette said that amounts
to public money being used for
private purposes. He also said it
seemed inappropriate that third-
party political rivals would not
have equal access to the same
information.
East Lansing political consul-
tant Mark Grebner, one of the
parties that sued the state, said
his intent is not to stop the pri-
mary.
"If someone can figure out a
way to save it, that's fine with us,"
Grebner said.

DEGREE
From page 1A
water resources.
The program will initially
include only existing classes, but
as the degree grows, more classes
and specialization categories will
be added.
"In the past, technology has been
the cause of environmental prob-
lems, but this program is to train

engineers to enable technology to be
partofthe solution," Keoleian said.
Engineering junior Nelson Coo-
per said the new program fills a
hole in the College of Engineering's
curriculum.
"The program sounds great," he
said. "There is a big need for it. If
you're not a civil and environmen-
tal engineering major - which is
basically civil engineering with a
few environmental classes thrown
in - sustainability hardly ever gets
mentioned."

Clinton speaks in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) - Former Presi- His visit as part of African
dent Bill Clinton sees an interde- American Family Magazine's Dis-
pendent world where problems tinguished Speakers Series had
and successes rely on how people been rescheduled after bad weath-
of various colors, backgrounds and er forced him to cancel the appear-
languages look at others around ance in June.
them. Terrorism, instability in the
In a 45-minute talk yesterday at Middle East and other parts of the
the Max M. Fisher Music Center in globe, the disparity in health care
Detroit, the two-term Democratic in the United States and a "green"
president challenged the audience economy were used to illustrate his
with doing whatever they can to speech thatwas parthistory lesson,
positively influence change. part current world politics.

COURTESY OF THE ANN ARBOR POLICE
A composite sketch of one of the sus-
pects is Tuesday's armed robbery
ROBBERY
From page 1A
pounds. The man was wearing a
tan shearling coat trimmed with
white fur.
Police are asking anyone with
information in the case to call
the department's tip line at 734-
996-3199.
Police recommend that stu-
dents keep their doors locked,
even when they are home.

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