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Law School alum
Dan Hadar, who
is leaving Ann
more than a thou-
sand students at
his Shabbat din-
goodbye to the
Daily but not
in a few last
MTV, their new
found fame and
life on the road.
of his friends in
the ponds of
Urban sprawl is
rural areas. Annt
proposed a plan
he believes will,
save the city's
By Andrew McCormack lic services are more efficient with a socie-
Daily News Editor "ThiS will just make it so ty that lives in tighter quarters, she said.
"Modern cities have to be more densely
In an effort to curb continuing concern the city can purchase land populated to provide a more efficient use of
over urban sprawl, Mayor John Heiftje that needs to be protected" services," she said. "This will just make it
recently proposed the institution of a spe- so the city can purchase land that needs to
cial millage on property in Ann Arbor. The - City councilwoman Wendy Ann Woods be protected."
Daily News Editor
An anonymous Rackham student is
more careful now when using public
computers and keeps close track of her
e-mail account. She said the cause of her
new precautions is former Rackham stu-
dent Ning Ma, who allegedly hacked
into the e-mail accounts and personal
network spaces of more than 60 Univer-
sity students and professors.
Ma, who was arrested and arraigned
two weeks ago, has been charged by
Attorney General Mike Cox on 23
counts involving eavesdropping and
unauthorized access to computers.
Department of Public Safety spokes-
woman Diane Brown said last Friday
that Ma was arraigned on additional
charges of resisting and obstructing a
police officer on the day of his arrest.
She said Ma is still in jail as he has not
posted the $100,000 he needs for bail.
DPS would not confirm specific
charges or Ma's victims because of the
James Hilton, associate provost for
academic, information and instruc-
tional technology affairs at the Uni-
versity, said Ma used a keystroke
tracking program to hack into e-mail
accounts and access personal network
storage areas. The technology can
detect every word typed, every mouse
click, every e-mail sent, etc. and can
be purchased by anyone who wants to
monitor their personal computer, or in
Ma's case, public computers.
The student said Information and
Technology Central Services told her
Ma had hacked into her account.
"I know that some of the important e-
mails like job interviews or these e-mails
just disappeared," she said.
She said Ma, a fellow financial engi-
neering major whom she had considered
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money raised from the fee, an expected $30
million, would be used to buy up develop-
ment rights and property around Ann
Arbor, establishing a 30 mile "greenbelt" of
"As I go around and talk to people as
we all do when campaigning, ... urban
sprawl is what people identify as one of
the top concerns," said Ann Arbor City
Councilwoman Wendy Ann Woods (D-
Ward 5). "People see it as an environ-
Woods added that initiatives like Hieft-
je's are what will eventually solve Ann
Arbor's parking and traffic problems. Pub-
But there is some dissent on the city
council. Concerns have been voiced over
the possible rise in cost of real estate and
the possibility of having more densely pop-
ulated housing in the future.
Councilwoman Marcia Higgins (R-Ward
4) said she isn't bothered by the idea of a
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Mao composer talks
about opera s success
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter
University prof. and composer Bright Sheng set out to tell the
compelling story of a woman he had never met, a woman who nev-
ertheless had an impact on the way his life turned out.
It is a story of love, sex, lust, betrayal, power and deceit, and it is
sold out until the end of its run in the middle of August, making it
the best selling opera for the Santa Fe Opera this season.
"It's a surprise, a nice surprise. I didn't expect that," he said.
"You can't expect that to happen."
"Madam Mao," a full-length opera written by Sheng, has found a
great deal of success since its premier at the Santa Fe Opera July 26.
Though writing the opera took just over a year from start to fin-
ish, Sheng said the story has been in the works much longer. He
had been working through the story and various problems with how
to represent it since an earlier trip to Moscow, where he had the
idea for the opera the day Madame Mao died.
"It just came out, just flew out from my mind," he said.
"She lived a life of 77 years - to reduce that into two hours of
entertainment wasn't easy," he said. "You have to find a dramatic
and compelling storyline."
Sheng said he thinks people are attracted to his show because of
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