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                                                                                  Hubert Wms Lemelson Prize
                                                                                  Graduate Student Earns Award for anotechnology Work
                                                                                  By Nancy l. Keuss
                                                                                  ASSOCIATE   EWS EDITOR

                                                                                      Brian     . Hubert G ha been
                                                                                  named the recipient of the seventh                                                               The
                                                                                  annual Lemelson-MIT          Program                                                             Lemelson·MIT
                                                                                  $30 000 tudent Prize.
                                                                                      Hubert, a graduate      tudent in
                                                                                                                                                                                   Awards Program
                                                                                  Mechanical Engineering, ha devel-
                                                                                  oped the world's first universal
                                                                                  "pick-and-place"     nano-assembly
                                                            WENDY GU-THE   TECH
                                                                                  machine, able to lift and assemble
The physics reading room, located in Building 26, may house the                   nearly any type of material, several
TEAL program.                                                                     thousand atoms at a time.
                                                                                      Hubert hopes hi nano-assembly

Physics Reading Room                                                              proces , the result of over 18
                                                                                  months of work, will someday have
                                                                                  a significant effect on genetically-
                                                                                  based medicine.

likely to House TEAL                                                                  "The broad range of Brian's
                                                                                  endeavors wa impre ive to us. It's
                                                                                  rare to see someone who can write
Fifth Floor of Student Center Ruled Out                                           and play music like Mozart one day
                                                                                  and invent devices that build on an
                                                                                                                                                                                               JAMES SNYDER

                                                                                                                                 Brian N. Hubert G talks to the press yesterday in the Faculty Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE TECH

By Pey-Hua Hwang                         dismissed, its consideration      is a   atomic level the next. Brian is a true         about his various inventions that won him the Lernetson-Ml't
STAFF REPORTER                           symptom of the lack of space within      Renaissance man," remarked Josh                $30,000 Student Prize.
    MIT administrators have indicat-     the Institute. The use of the Student    Tolkoff, chairperson of this year's
ed that the physics reading room         Center space was initially proposed      Student Prize judging panel.                   into these ultra-dense gene chips             vidual displays any symptoms.
will probably house the upcoming         after discussion    between Space            "There's an exciting application           could "allow for a reading of the                A second invention presented at
Technology Enabled Active Learn-         Administrator John P. Dunbar of the      to ultra-dense gene chips," Hubert             genome in minutes." This, in tum              the ceremony was Hubert's plastic
ing (TEAL) project.                      Facilities Department, Chancellor        notes.    egments of D A strands               may aid doctors in detecting gene-
    Professor of Physics John W.         Lawrence S. Bacow '72, and others.       placed on gene chips and patterned             related di eases well before an indi-                         Lemelson, Page 18
Belcher said that the study space on         "There were a lot of people
the fifth floor of the Student Center
is officially out of consideration and
that the physics reading room is
                                         involved," said Redwine. He men-
                                         tioned that "one of the attractions
                                         was '" we felt it could be done in a
                                                                                  Wang Discusses Biotechnology in Asia           Dlegal pharmaceuticals          rampant
well suited to the project's purpose.    way to preserve the current use of                                                                                                    companies to produce any patented
    Dean for Undergraduate Educa-        the space."                                                                                 According     to Wang,       these        drug for use within that country,
tion Robert P. Redwine described             However, Redwine said that "a            Ins itute     essor Daniell.     C.        nation do little research of their            including newer recombinant D A
his feelings towards the project as      lot of students said that this would     Wang '59 spoke about the develop-              own, mainly producing generic ver-            drug .
being "cautiously optimistic." His       be a loss to them, and the idea was      ment of biotechnology industries in            sions of drug developed         in the            "If they use them internally,
biggest concerns are the shortage of     put to the wayside. Most recently        several Asian countries last night.            United States and Europe. "Some-              there's no way to police that,"
space at MIT and the increased           the plan that was floated was to use         The talk, entitled "Impact of              thing very interesting is that when           Wang said, likening their strategies
pressure to select a location soon to    the physics reading room."               Biotechnology:    The Pacific Rim,"            you look at our universities, we re           to playing with an open hand of
ensure the project's completion by                                                discussed government and private               into developing new things, whereas           cards. "Give me one peek, and I'll
this fall. "Obviously things have to     Reading room likely to move              attempts to develop the biotechnolo-           they are into generics," he said.             know exactly how to play my
start happening quickly," he said.          Professor and Associate Depart-       gy industry in China, Hong Kong,                   Although ome of these generic             cards."
                                         ment Head for Education Thomas 1.        Singapore, and Taiwan. Wang has                drugs are copies of medicines                     The abuse of intellectual proper-
Student Center space ruled out           Greytak '62 said that "the Physics       served as an adviser on biotechnolo-           whose patents have expired, most of           ty laws in several Asian countries
     Although the idea of using the                                               gy to the governments         of these         these countries do not obey intellec-
fifth floor of the Student Center was                          TEAL, Page 14      countries for over ten years.                  tual property laws. This permits                         Biotechnology, Page 19

                                                                                                                                 MIT Committee Regulates
                                                                                                                                 Experiments On Animals
                                                                                                                                 By Eun Lee                                    non-researchers.       Dr. Barbara
                                                                                                                                 ASSOCIATE   FEATURES   EDITOR                 O'Pray of the Medical Department
                                                                                                                                    Animal research, which is per-             has headed the committee         since
                                                                                                                                 formed by several laboratories                1994.
                                                                                                                                 around MIT, has emerged as a sen-                 "The main point I'd like to get
                                                                                                                                                       sitive and              aero s is that we take this very seri-
                                                                                                                                     Feature                   difficult
                                                                                                                                                               issue     for
                                                                                                                                                                               ously," said O'Pray. "All of this
                                                                                                                                                                               research is tightly regulated."
                                                                                                                                 both researchers          and protesters          Included on this committee are
                                                                                                                                 alike.                                        an ordained minister, two veterinari-
                                                                                                                                     MIT's Committee       on Animal           an , an animal technician, and an
                                                                                                                                 Care (CAC) was established            to      outsider with no affiliation      with
                                                                                                                                 en ure that all Institute researchers         MIT who is required by law to be
                                                                                                                                 working with animals comply with              on the committee.
                                                                                                                                 federal, state, local and institutional            'There are very few minority
                                                                                                                                 animal care regulation .                      opinions becau e we work to make
                                                                                                                                     The CAC i responsible            for      everyone happy,' said O'Pray.
                                                                                                                                 inspecting animals, animal facilities             Profes or Harriet Ritvo, head of
                                                                                                                                 and laboratories,     and reviews all         the History Department        erved on
                                                                                                                                 research and teaching exercises that          the Committee on Animal Care for
                                                                                                     Wt"ND Y GU-THE   TECH       involve animals before experiments            six years.
   Tina S. Lai, a staff member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, admires posters dis-                                 are performed.                                    "I was very impressed by the
   playing past activities of MIT's chapter of Habitat for Humanity. On Wednesday the organization                                   Pre ident Charles       M. Vest           seriousne s and integrity with which
   celebrated the opening of a new project that involves teaming up with a local affiliate to build a                            appoints the 13 to 15 members of              the committee operated," she said.
   house for a family in need.                                                                                                   the committee, who repre ent an
                                                                                                                                 equal mix of both re earchers and                        Animal Testing, Page 21

                              Women's                                             Comic                     OPI 0
                                                                                                                                                                      World & ation                               2
                              basketball                                                                    Philip Burrowes argues that the
                                                                                                                                                                      Opinion                                     4
                              defeats                                                                       contribution of African-Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                                      Art                                         8
                              Wheaton on                                                                    cans hav been ignored by edu-
                                                                                                                                                                      On the Town                                9
                               enior ight,                                                                  cator and mainstream media.
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                                                                      ORLD & ATIO
                                                                        SarOD, Barak Join Forces

      A bipartisan group of lawmaker launched a bid Thur day to over-
                                                                        To Govern State of Israel                                                                                                                                haron and hi aides ay. Reaching
  turn Pre ident Bush' ban on giving federal fund to international                By Tracy        ilkinson                                          I raelis buried mo t of the eight
  family planning group that u e other fund to pay for abortion-relat-            LOS ANGELES   TfMES                                               young I raeli killed a day earlier by                                      a comprehen ive ettlement is no
                                                                                                               JERU ALEM                                                                                                       longer part of the vocabulary.
  ed acti ity.                                                                                                                                      a Pale tinian bu          driver who
      Backing the effort are everal international health organization                 On a day full of funeral I rael'                                lammed into a crowd at a bu top                                              Battling what i increasingly a
  concerned the ban will force them to halt effort encouraging their              prime minister-elect and the man he                               near Tel       vi, in the deadlie t                                        guerrilla conflict i difficult for a
  countrie to liberalize abortion law to reduce the number of women               trounced at the polls agreed in prin-                             attack on I raeli in nearly four                                           conventional     if formidable, army
  who die from illegal abortions.                                                 ciple late Thur day to joining force                              year.       Pale tinian policeman try-                                     such as I rael's. The conflict has
      The legi lation to 0 erturn Bu h's ban ha a good chance of pas -            in a coalition government that will                               ing to infiltrate a Jewi h ettlement                                       become what one analy t called an
  ing in the enate, which hi tori cally ha been more supportive of                immediately face the pro pect of a                                in the Gaza trip wa hot dead by                                            a ymmetrical war, one in which the
  family planning and abortion rights. Its pro pect are more uncertain            widening guerrilla-style     war with                             I raeli soldier , the army said, and                                       goal and front lines are murky.
  in the House where the Republican majority could u e parliamentary              Pale tinian .                                                        iolence raged around Jeru alem                                              "It's a war in which there is no
  procedures to thwart it.                                                            Outgoing Prime Mini ter Ehud                                  and in the, West Bank and Gaza.                                            military ictory, certainly not easy
      The ban, one of Bu h' fir t acts as pre ident, prohibited any over-         Barak agreed to enter the govern-                                      The deteriorating    ecurity itua-                                    and wift," Deputy Defense Minis-
   eas organization that get U .. aid for family planning from u ing              ment of hawki h Ariel haron a hi                                  tion helped propel          haron and                                      ter Ephraim neh said Thursday.
  fund received from other sources for abortion counseling, abortion              defense minister Israeli radio and                                Barak toward the oalition agree-                                               In addition to returning to a poli-
  referral , performing abortion or lobbying to liberalize abortion               televi ion reported,      concluding                              ment, which must be approved by                                            cy of a assinating elect Palestinian
  laws.                                                                           inten e negotiations that began after                             their partie . Opposition        in the                                    militant leaders, Israeli forces are
      Direct u e of U. . money for abortion-related activities by inter-          the Feb. 6 election.                                              Labor Party will be especially tiff.                                       building new fortification       along
  national organizations ha been blocked ince 1973.                                   Barak's office said the formation                                    haron had wooed Labor to hi                                         potential flash points, increasing the
                                                                                  of a so-called unity government                                   administration      to give it a more                                      number of days of re erve duty and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               asking for a bigger budget.
                                  111 7 0                r      r                 including Barak' lefti t Labor Party
                                                                                  and Sharon's      right-wing    Likud
                                                                                                                                                    moderate image and to houlder the
                                                                                                                                                    burden of fighting a nearly 5-month-                                           "The statu quo is beginning to
  THE WASH!,    GTO,V POST                                                        Party wa conditional on re olving                                 old Pale tinian uprising that in                                           be too high a price to pay," said Dan
       Dell Computer Corp. announced Thursday morning that it wa fir-             several minor points.         haron's                             recent day has surged to it most                                           Meridor, a centrist legislator who is
  ing 1,700 employees, or 4 percent of its work force, in an attempt to            poke man, Raanan Gi sin, said the                                violent level in weeks.                                                    expected to join the new govern-
  cut co t in a softening desktop computer market.                                deal wa all but done.                                                  But the sober reality is that even                                    ment. "The pretty dream (of reach-
       'It's a tough decision and a hard thing to have to go through," said             greement came as the crisis in                              with Barak and Labor's elder states-                                       ing peace) that we were all raised by
     ike aber, a spokesman for the company.                                       the     iddle East entered a new                                  man, Shimon Peres, joining Sharon,                                         and educated for will not come to
       The layoffs will affect workers in the admini trative, marketing           phase, with renewed violence in the                               the options facing the government                                          life in today's reality."
  and product upport areas of the computer manufacturer.          ost of the      region spiraling out of control and                               are few as I rae lis and Palestinian                                           Taking advantage of the vacuum
  employees are in the company's home base in the Round Rock,                     an ever deeper ense of despair and                                alike brace increa ed violence.                                            created by the transition from one
  Texas, area, though some workers in the an Jo e, Calif., office also            anger hardening among both Israelis                                    Under Sharon's government, the                                        prime minister to another, Palestini-
  will lose their jobs.                                                           and Palestinians.                                                 pursuit of peace if it i pur ued at                                        ans escalated shooting attacks on
       Dell's announcement came hours before it wa to announce its                    Under rainy      kie Thursday,                                all, will be limited and phased,                                           settlements, soldiers and motorists.
  earnings. Sales this quarter are expected by analysts to be between
      .5 billion and    .6 billion, down from earlier forecasts of 8.7 bil-
       In term of overall U.S. shipments, Dell i still the number one
  computer manufacturer, but some analysts ay that holding that posi-
                                                                                  Bush Tax Proposal Under Fire
  tion has been costly. "They've been a bit too aggres ive in building
  and maintaining market share," said Anne Bui, an analyst with IDC,              Centrist Republicans                                              reality.
                                                                                                                                                        In a White House meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cans would fall in line and vote for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bush's tax bill in the end - just as
  who said this may be the one of the most di appointing quarters in
  the company's 16-year history.                                                  Jeffords Chafee                                                   Thursday, Senate Budget Commit-
                                                                                                                                                    tee Chairman Pete V. Domenici (R-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               they did in producing unanimous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               GOP support for the controversial

                                                                                  Oppose Bush Plan                                                     .M.) cautioned Bush that he is
                                                                                                                                                    now at least two votes short of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nomination     of John Ashcroft as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               attorney general.
               enaeD 0 ake Bipartisan                                             By Janet Hook                                                     being able to pass the tax cut plan in                                         "This is not the beginning of a

               Pi h for edicare Reform                                            LOS ANGELES   TIMES
                                                                                                                                                    the Senate.
                                                                                                                                                        Before     the meeting       with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               crack," Senate Majority Leader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said. "When
  THE BALTIMORE     SUN                                                                The first signs of trouble for                               Domenici and other GOP budget                                              the time comes, there will be more
                                                                WA   HINGTO
                                                                                  President Bush's tax cut measure                                  writers, Bush acknowledged        that                                     than enough votes there."
       The Senate's leading biparti an pair of advocates for Medicare             have surfaced on Capitol Hill, as                                 "I've got a lot of work to do" in                                              At the least, the early GOP
  reform opened this year's round of debate Thur day in what they say             moderate Republican       lawmakers                               selling the tax cut plan.                                                  defections are a sign that obtaining
   is the most favorable climate so far for changes that would include            have begun breaking         ranks to                                  The fissures in GOP unity on the                                       party unity on taxes is going to
  adding a prescription drug benefit.                                             oppose cutting taxes as deeply as                                 issue were hailed by Democrats,                                            prove harder than on the Ashcroft
        ens. John B. Breaux (D-La.) and Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) offered two          Bush has propo ed.                                                who sought Thursday to focus atten-                                        vote.
  versions of a centrist proposal they have been developing for two                    The two most prominent defec-                                tion on their push for a smaller tax                                           In a Senate split 50-50 between
  years that would modernize the health care program for the elderly.             tors are Sens. James M. Jeffords of                               cut geared more to middle- and                                             the parties, losing support from just
  Their bill would guarantee prescription drug coverage for everyone in           Vermont and Lincoln Chafee of                                     lower-income taxpayers.                                                    Jeffords and Chafee could cause
  Medicare, regardle s of income.                                                 Rhode Island, who argued that                                         "There is a real possibility we                                        trouble for Bush's tax plan, given
      With a new president and new key committee leaders who have                 Bush's plan to slash taxes by $1.6                                could actually win this fight," Sen-                                       that so far only one Democrat, Sen.
  endorsed the general approach of the legislation, "I think we have a            trillion over 10 years is too skewed                              ate Minority Leader Tom Daschle                                            Zell Miller       of Georgia,    has
  unique opportunity for comprehensive Medicare reform to have a                  to the wealthy and would leave too                                (D-S.D.) said.            .                                                announced his support for it.
  reali tic chance of being adopted in this Congress," Breaux aid.                little margin for error if projected                                  Still, some GOP leaders voiced
                                                                                  budget surpluses do not become                                    confidence that moderate Republi-

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   leep, go skiing, or just chill in Boston.
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Colombia Requests Increased                                                                                                                    Sena e Committee Questions
                                                                                                                                                Clinton's Pardon of Deutch
Aid From U. S. to Fight Drugs                                                                    But Pastrana said more resources
                                                                                                                                       THE WASH!   GTON POST
                                                                                                                                                                                                    WA HINGTO

                                                                                                                                           The Senate elect Committee on Intelligence Thursday launched
By Scott Wilson                                   tion ha inherited a three-year,      1.3
THE WASH!     GTON POST                           billion aid package for olombia            must be committed to ocial-devel-         an inquiry into former President Clinton's pardon of former CIA
                          BOGor   A, COLOMB!                                                                                           director John Deutch, sending a letter to CIA Director George Tenet
                                                  that i designed to reduce         olom-    opment programs that encourage
    President      ndres Pastrana aid             bia' role a the world'          large t    farmer     to uproot lucrative drug       to determine whether he or anyone else in the U .. intelligence com-
Thur day he plans to seek a fre h                 cocaine production         center and      crop for legal one , a trategy that       munity was consulted beforehand.
infu ion of U .. finan'cial a sistance            deprive a decades-old leftist insur-       accounts for only 25 percent of the           A enior intelligence official responded Thur day night that nei-
this month during his fir t meeting               gency of its chief revenue ource.            1.3 billion in U .. aid. Increa ing     ther Tenet nor anyone else at the CIA had any knowledge of the par-
with Pre ident Bu h to help spur                       Pa trana' word seemed calcu-          re ources for mall farmers, Pa -          don in advance. The official also disclo ed that Deutch's CIA securi-
economic development in regions                   lated to refocu Washington'       atten-   trana aid, wa a key topic during          ty clearances - suspended by Tenet in August 1999 as punishment
where        . .-trained   troops are             tion on Colombia, now in the thick         his summit conference last week,          for Deutch's home computer security violations - have been
destroying drug crop .                            of it      .. -backed anti-drug trate-     marking revived peace talks with          revoked within the past week.
    In an interview Pastrana aid the              gy, as a new administration takes          rebel leader Manuel Marulanda .                 linton pardoned Deutch on Jan. 20 for mishandling hundreds of
newly revived peace proce s with                  over facing a ho t of foreign policy           'We are a poor country,' Pas-         highly classified intelligence documents on unsecure home computers
Colombia's largest guerrilla group                que tions. Pastrana underlined hi          trana aid in a 45-minute interview        linked to the Internet, making them vulnerable to cyber-attack.
depend on an increase in such eco-                hope for a new financial commit-           in hi office. "But we are spending            The pardon caught Justice Department officials by surprise. It
nomic assistance, perhaps as much                 ment to boo t a development strate-          1 billion a year of our money to        came less than a day after they had secured Deutch's signature on a
as 500 million annually from the                  gy he has often declared key to the        keep drugs off the street of Wa h-        plea agreement - nullified by the pardon - in which he admitted to
United States alone. The money                    drug war' long-term uccess.                ington and       ew York. We need         a mi demeanor for unauthorized retention of classified material and
would be used to address high                          Pastrana said he also plans to        more help. This is a long-term plan,      agreed to pay a 5,000 fine.
unemployment and other economic                   make the case that the United tates        maybe 15 to 20 years."                        'I am very di turbed by what appears to be a subverting of the
obstacles that prompt Colombians to               must do more to help en ure that the           The United tates is the largest       judicial process in the case of former director Deutch," Sen. Richard
join the drug trade or illegal armed              drug trade, if it can be diminished,       market for olombia's drug trade.            helby (R-Ala.), chairman of the intelligence committee, said Thurs-
groups for their livelihood, he said.             doe not resurge. Much of Colom-            President Clinton, whom Pastrana           day. "If John Deutch had already agreed to plead guilty to a criminal
     Pastrana said his trip to Wash-              bia' success so far has been the           remembered Thursday as a staunch          violation, I just don't understand why the president would undermine
ington i a way to introduce himself               result of aerial fumigation, which         ally, pushed through a package last       his own Department of Justice."
and his country to the new adminis-               has killed an estimated 65,000 acres       year that includes more than 50
tration at an important moment for
his anti-drug plan and the peace
                                                  of coca crops in the southern
                                                  province ofPuturnayo, the country's
                                                                                             transport helicopters, military train-
                                                                                             ers and funds for development pro-
                                                                                                                                                     Scientists Develop Plastic
negotiations. The Bush administra-                principal coca-producing region.           grams.
                                                                                                                                                     Which Regenerates Itself
Bush to Visit Mexican President                                                                                                        THE WASHINGTON   POST

                                                                                                                                           For years, scientists have tried to find an easier way to repair plas-
                                                                                                                                       tic - to make a tennis racket that lasts longer, a surfboard that patch-
Immigration, Drugs,                               value of these workers seemed more
                                                  evident. As a result, the construc-
                                                                                             ened U.S. security at the border has
                                                                                             been blamed for nearly 400 deaths
                                                                                                                                       e easier or a fiber-glass auto body that could give a vintage Corvette
                                                                                                                                       a look as elegant as the day it rolled off the a sembly line.
Free Trade to Top                                 tion, service and agricultural indus-
                                                  tries are lobbying Congress for a
                                                                                             in the last year as Mexicans try
                                                                                             more dangerous         routes,    often
                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, researchers reported they had taken a step toward
                                                                                                                                       finding a way to repair fiberglass and other composite materials with-
Policy Discussions                                way to get more of these people into
                                                  the United States legally.
                                                                                             drowning or dying of dehydration in'
                                                                                             the desert. There is also talk in both
                                                                                                                                       out tedious drilling, plugging, patching and sanding. They have
                                                                                                                                       developed a "self-healing" form of plastic.
By Mary Jordan                                        Now, there are two new presi-          countries of a new amnesty program            Using high-tech materials and a low-tech concept inspired by the
THE WASHINGTON     POST                           dents with new ideas. Bush, who            to give legal status to some long-        human body, the scientists devised a process that can continuously
                       TZINTZUNTZAN,    MEXlCO
                                                  saw the issue up close as governor         established     tax-paying     Mexican    repair and regenerate the chemical soup that makes up most plastics
    As President     Bush comes to                of Texas, where 30 percent of the          workers who live in a shadowy             by activating special resin-filled capsules stored within the material
Mexico to meet with President                     population     is Hispanic, has said       world - officially invisible, ripe for    itself.
Vicente Fox Friday, millions of ille-             immigration should be an         abuse by employers, afraid to report          The process, with potential commercial applications ranging from
gal workers in the United States like             opportunity. Fox, who took office           crime or get care from a doctor.         increasing the life of an implanted prosthesis to creating more durable
those from Tzintzuntzan rank high                 Dec. 1, has launched a crusade to               Prominent      Democrats       and   spacecraft, is one of many efforts underway to develop new types of
on the agenda, along with drug                    get more respect for undocumented          Republicans in Congress are calling       plastics, metals and other "smart materials" that have been updated
smuggling and free trade. Mexico                  Mexican workers in the United               for a guest worker program that          using the latest technology to have desirable properties.
views immigration        as the most              States. He has described them as           would give more Mexican a limit-
important issue to be discussed: And
the feeling here is that the United
                                                  "heroes"     and stood at highway
                                                  checkpoints along the border for
                                                                                              ed time to work legally at certain
                                                                                             jobs in the United States. Some of              Bush Seeks Review of Civilian
States, more than at any time in
decades, is ready to negotiate a bet-
                                                  several days in December shaking
                                                  migrants' hands as they returned
                                                                                             these proposals would affect more
                                                                                             than a quarter-million Mexicans.                Inclusion in Military Exercises
ter deal for its undocumented                     home for Christmas. Eventually, he              Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas),      THE WASHINGTON    POST
                                                                                                                                                                                                     WA H1NGTO
babysitters, construction workers,                says, the border should allow free          chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, is
gardeners, office cleaners and fish-.             passage in both directions.                 leading a group of 12 members of             President Bush said Thursday that the Defense Department should
ermen.                                                 "The border is already open, to        Congress here Monday, the latest in      review its policy of inviting civilians to participate in military exer-
    Illegal immigration has been a                products, merchandise,       services,      a parade of American officials meet-     cises, a practice that resulted in the presence of 16 civilians aboard a
hot issue for years in the United                 capital," he said Thursday during an        ing with Fox. But Reyes, who spent       nuclear-powered     submarine when it surfaced beneath a Japanese
States, which hosts an estimated 5                on-line discussion on washington-           26 years with the Border Patrol, said    trawler off Hawaii last Friday.
million undocumented workers -           "We must have a long-             "new thinking"      on immigration           As Bush poke,       ational Transportation Safety Board inve tiga-
more than half of whom are from                   term vision, coherent with this situa-      could evaporate if unemployment          tors in Hawaii said they plan to interview all of the civilians, two of
Mexico. The problem often has                     tion, by constructing step by step          rises in the United States and that      whom offered Thur day the fust eyewitness accounts of what hap-
been discussed with shrillness and                the possibility in the future to open       the time is ripe for a "comprehen-       pened aboard the USS Greeneville. Those accounts hed little light
finger-pointing   as critics spoke of             the borders to the free :flow of peo-       sive long-term strategy."                on why the submarine's crew failed to pot the 190-foot fishing boat
threats to the sovereignty of national            ple."                                           " 0 one wants a border that is       Ehime Maru before performing an emergency surfacing maneuver.
borders, undermined wages and jobs                     Many Mexican officials want a          out of control, where there are no           In an interview on NBC- TV's "Today" show, the eyewitne ses,
robbed from U.S. workers. Those                   halt to the construction of border          designated points of entry, where        John Hall and Todd Thoman, said the crew carefully checked the sur-
worries have not disappeared. But                 walls and barbed-wire           fences      we don't know who is corning in,"        face for ships before the maneuver. They also insisted that the civil-
as American prosperity soared, the                between the two countries. Tight-           said Reyes.                              ians were under tight supervision by avy personnel throughout their
                                                                                                                                       time on the ship.

California Examines Power Sources                                                                                                          The two men, who were in Hawaii in connection with a golf tour-
                                                                                                                                       nament that had been planned to benefit the Battleship Missouri
                                                                                                                                       Memorial in Pearl Harbor, said they could not explain why the

Prices of Solar,                                  age their massive debts while nego-
                                                  tiating long-term contracts to stabi-
                                                                                             7.8 cents. (One kilowatt-hour
                                                                                             enough electricity to supply a typi-
                                                                                                                                  is    Greeneville's crew failed to spot the fishing boat, which sank almost
                                                                                                                                        immediately after the collision.

Other Alternatives                                lize the price of power - and in the
                                                  process help keep expected con-
                                                                                             cal home for one hour.)
                                                                                                 But it now appears that the cost
                                                                                                                                           The Coa t Guard rescued 26 people from the trawler, a training
                                                                                                                                        vessel for a Japanese vocational high school. Three crew members,

To Be Reduced                                     sumer rate hikes from otherwise
                                                  growing larger.
                                                                                             savings will be more modest among
                                                                                             some producers,        in large part
                                                                                                                                        two teachers and four students are still missing.

By Julie Tamaki
                                                       The producers have agreed in
                                                  principle to accept lower prices in
                                                                                             because of current high prices for
                                                                                             natural gas and existing costlier,                    Hong Kong's Finance Chief
                          SACRAMENTO,    CALIF.

    A crucial part of the recovery
                                                  return for assurances that they will
                                                  be paid for future electricity deliver-
                                                                                             long-term contracts between some
                                                                                             producers and the utilities.                          Promoted to o. 2 Position
plan to solve California's     energy             ies to Southern California Edison              "We started at 17 cents and it'       LOS ANGELES   TIMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                       HO   GKO   G
mess moved closer to a resolution                 and Pacific Gas & Electric. The two        going to be closer to 8.5 to 9 cents,"
Thursday - but at a price higher                  debt-ridden utilities owe the genera-      Battin said of the cogenerators,              Financial   ecretary Donald Tsang was handed the No. 2 job in
than previously hoped and with the                tors more than $900 million for            which account for more than half          Hong Kong's government Thur day in the first major leadership
threat of a court battle looming on               recent deliveries.                         the power supplied by the alterna-        reshuffle ince the territory was handed back to China nearly four
the horizon.                                           California is home to nearly 700      tive energy producers. "I think this      year ago.
    Efforts to cut prices charged by              alternative energy producers, which        will ultimately reduce the cost of            Tang's appointment to the post of chief secretary follows last
producers of solar, wind and other                generate about a third of the energy       energy in the state by several billion    month's sudden announcement that Anson Chan - an outspoken
alternative energy - with the idea                bought by Edi on, PG&E and San             dollars."                                 defender of democratic values - planned to retire well before her
of shaving $4 billion a year in costs             Diego Gas & Electric. The compa-               Further complicating the situa-       term was to expire.
borne by the state's big private utili-           nies include generators of solar,          tion, Edison petitioned a state appel-        Antony Leung, 49, the head of J.P. Morgan Cha e & Co.'s Asia-
ties - may fall short of that goal                wind and biomass energy in addi-           late court late la t week to order the    Pacific operations, was picked to ucceed Tsang as financial secre-
but still generate huge savings, said             tion to natural gas-fired plants that      Public Utilities Commission to set        tary, a post viewed as the third-most powerful in the government.
Republican state Sen. Jim Battin,                 employ so-called cogeneration tech-        new, lower rate for the power pro-        Both appointments required confirmation by the Chinese regime in
who has spearheaded        effort    to           nologies to upply heat and electric-       ducer .                                   Beijing.
negotiate lower prices.                           ity.                                           Edison appears to be pushing for          Tsang, 55, a respected career civil servant take over the territo-
    State and industry representa-                     An agreement in principle was         a proposal :floated by PU Commis-         ry' chief administrative position at a crucial time for the fragile
tives have been negotiating        for            reached      last month to cut the         sioner Carl W. Wood that would            political experiment that has allowed Hong Kong to exist as a largely
weeks to slash the rate paid to the               amount the alternative energy pro-         cap the amount the power producer         democratic region, but one under Chinese sovereignty - an experi-
alternative energy producer . The                 ducer are paid for each kilowatt-          would be paid at 6.7 cents a kilo-        ment known as "one country, two ystems."
idea is to help utilities better man-             hour of electricity from 17 cents to       watt-hour.
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                                                                                                                                                                           Philip Burrowes
                                                                                                                                                                  Undoubtedly, some people wonder if there
                                                                                                                                                              really is a need for a Black History Month.
                                                                                                                                                              Well, there shouldn't be. The relevant affairs
                                                                                                                                                              of history should be taught no matter the
                                                                                                                                                              background of the individuals involved. This
                                                                                                                                                              was and is, however, not the case. There is a
                                                                                                                                                              distinct bias in what America's school systems
                                                                                                                                                              teach and what media outlets report. So long

                                 Dubya, the Pied Piper                                                                                                        as this persists, we must make a dedicated
                                                                                                                                                              effort to offset their bias. Black History
                                                                                                                                                              Month can serve that purpose.
                                                    Dubya "Dubya" in the fir t place. He's right         that he actually gave a damn about their petty             obody hould deny that "popular" concep-
                 Mike Hall                          when he says that the nickname is being              problems. He also gave Democrats and inde-           tions of Africans and African-Americans were
                                                    spun 'to make the president      seem more           pendents the hope that, a his new friends,           in the past totally inaccurate. Unfounded gener-
    Sticks and stones may break your bones,         informal, a regular guy like the rest of us."        they would have a say in the path of policy          alizations about these groups were of such a vir-
but names will never hurt you - unles , of          But he's wrong when he a sumes that the              over the next four years.                            ulent nature that they should never be forgotten
course, you're President George W Bush.             media are doing the spinning. Rather, it' a              Of cour e, that's where the danger lies in       (if even forgiven). Political correctness prevents
    At least, that' what Jason Wasfy would          conscious effort by Dubya and his staff to           Dubya's "charm offensive." Like the Pied             the people of this country from mentioning
have you believe. The estimable former                                                                   Piper, he ha the ability to charm Democrats          them, but ignoring that historical attitude does
Counterpoint editor bemoaned the fact that                                                               with a song of friendship before leading their       as great a disservice as the original comments
newspaper columnists used the nickname                                                                   policies to a watery grave. With his open            themselves. We must confront that shady under-
"Dubya" when referring to our new president                                                              hand, he's invited the Kennedys to a White           belly or we are left without a full understanding.
["Dubya or Double-yeo?", Counterpoint, Feb.
                                                           Bush could sweet-talk                         House screening of Thirteen Days and him-                Consider the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
2001). Wasfy believes that the nickname                  Democrats away from their                       self to the Democratic congressional retreats.       Pre ident Lyndon B. Johnson had to send a bill
"plays on subtle stereotypes of Southerners ...                                                              But with his closed fist, he's aiming            to Congre s in order to eradicate poll taxes, lit-
[as] backward rednecks whose intellects are as           agendas under his "charm                        square for the Democrats' breadbasket. He's          eracy tests, and other impediments constructed
slow as their slurred accents and relaxed                                                                already given social liberals cause for con-         expressly to keep blacks from voting. Yet the
                                                                c1frnsive. ))                            cern by halting overseas aid tied to abortion        24th Amendment explicitly outlaws the poll
    On one hand, Wasfy's right. Many colum-                                                              and by advocating faith-ba ed initiatives -          tax as a means of impeding voting. early a
nists, myself included, have been guilty of                                                              both within days of becoming president. His          century before that, the 14th Amendment made
propagating this unfair stereotype by using         make him seem like Joe Public. After all,            selection    of John Ashcroft for Attorney
"Dubya" in our columns. Therefore, I apolo-         most Joe Publics don't go to Andover and             General demonstrates        further that Dubya
gize for insulting Southerners by associating       Yale. During the 2000 campaign,          Dubya       doesn't care about protecting civil liberties.
them with George W. Bush.                           learned that Americans no longer wanted a            If Dubya's charm makes Democrats let their              There is a distinct bias in what
    I also apologize to you, the reading public,    father figure in the White House. They want-         guard town, there's no telling what damage
for not coming up with better ways to belittle      ed a friend.                                         he will do to our freedoms.                             America ~ school systems teach
the president. After all, why stop at "Dubya"           And as far as friendship goes, Dubya's the           Sadly, there are signs already that Dubya's         and what media outlets report.
when he's done plenty of other boneheaded           best friend anyone's ever had. His best skill-       "charm offensive' is working. He has astro-
things? Like delivering verbal miscues, such        perhaps his only skill - is his backwater bon-       nomically high personal approval ratings, even
as: "I am mindful not only of preserving            homie. Throughout       his professional     life,   for a president still in his honeymoon stage.
executive powers for myself, but for predeces-      Dubya's realized that the bond of friendship         He's even managed to charm my friend, Mr.            state de jure denial of the right to vote (among
sors as well." Or crashing and burning at           can smooth over any ideological          divide,     Wasfy. Jason's a smart man by any other mea-         other provisions being violated by poll taxes
Midland. Or trading away Sammy Sosa.                whether in business or in politics. Unlike Al        sure, but even he can't resist the president's       and their ilk) unconstitutional. In other words,
    On the other hand, though, Wasfy misun-         Gore, Dubya gave the American people the             charms. If Dubya can charm him into the river,       on numerous occasions this country has per-
derstands    why columnists      began calling      impression that he was listening to them and         then the rest of the country can't be far behind.    sisted in violating its own laws for the sole
                                                                                                                                                              purpose of harming blacks.
                                                                                                                                                                   So what, one may ask. That is now behind

                                       The Freedom of Life                                                                                                    us. What it means is that the country has bare-
                                                                                                                                                              ly been adhering to its own set of codes for
                                                                                                                                                              three decades (not to mention the numerous
                                                    tion between "therapeutic"     use of genetics       from a person's humanity. There is nothing to        laws, like visa quotas for Caribbeans, which
                Kris Schnee                         and the more ambitious        uses they term         be afraid of, so long as individual freedom is       currently exist and can be construed as perpet-
                                                    "eugenics." This word is used to breed hate          protected. Those who disapprove of cloning,          uating such injustice), an adherence surpassed
    There is a technology being perfected right     and fear of honest science. Eugenics means           gene therapy, or any other procedure will be         by numerous Third World countries. What his-
now that will transform every aspect of our         sterilizing and killing people, and you will         free to choose not to use it, and will respect       tory teacher would ever say, however, that thi
culture, from international politics to mating      not find a biologist this side of uremberg           the wishes of those who disagree. Everyone           country's rule of law concerning peoples of
rituals. It is a threat to the status quo, some     who endorses it. Instead, genetics offers the        will win.                                            African descent is barely on par with that of a
say, and must be stopped in its tracks. This        voluntary    use of medical technology        to         The United      ation has already shown          consolidating democracy? Sadly, it is the case
fearsome technology is, of course, the auto-        greatly extend human life. There is no clear         concern for the responsible u e of genetic           that America would be more willing to imply
mobile.                                             line between the correction       of a genetic       technology.    In 2000, the U        adopted a       glo s over its own demons than dredge them
     Oh, wait, that was last century's apoca-       defect that causes ill health and the selection      Declaration    on the Human Genome and               up for the sake of education.
lypse.                                              of a gene that confers good health. To divide        Human Rights. The declaration is generally a              It is not just the negative that is ignored,
    This time, the invention making the head-       the one from the other and limit medicine to         positive step for research. It calls for the free    however. The positive contributions of blacks
lines is genetic engineering, brought to the        the achievement of some "average" level of           exchange     of information     on the human         are often overlooked becau e of the context
forefront once more                                                                                      genome, the maintenance of science's normal          from which they emerge. Slave labor was the
by this week's publica-                                                                                  high standards of intellectual honesty, and the      corner tone of the American economic jugger-
tion of the Human                                                                                        prevention of biological warfare.                    naut, but to attribute anything positive to the
Genome Project data         Genetic engineering will be beneficial to the world)                             However, there are signs that         leaders      lave trade seems amoral. Blacks' contribution
(in      Nature      and                                                                                 may overstep their bounds, sacrificing human         to American music is enormous, but because
Science) and a fresh            if we can s*guard ourfreedom to use it.                                  freedom in the name of the hazy word "digni-         of general misconceptions       regarding art, it
wave of short-sighted                                                                                    ty." The Declaration calls for the identification    seems to reinforce intellectual stereotypes.
criticism. Contrary to                                                                                   and suppression of technological "practices          Reconstruction-era strides made by black in
the fears some people                                                                                    contrary to human dignity," and specifically         state legislatures are rarely acknowledged
express, the new technology will be not only        health is absurd, when the "average" human           names reproductive cloning and po sibly even         because of their eemingly ephemeral nature.
exciting but beneficial to the world, if we safe-   is half male and half female and owns a frac-        germ-line gene therapy. A pie in the face is a              uch apprehensive neglect does not appear
guard our freedom to use it.                        tion of a dog. Why stop benefiting human             threat to human dignity! Once again, the issue        with western European figures, however.
     In The Washington Post, George F. Will         lives at some arbitrary dividing line?               is whether individuals will have the freedom         Monarchs are heralded despite their wanton
writes of ANDi (for "inserted DNA"), the first      . To be sure, the potential exists for the           to choose what's best for them elve , or             perpetuation of history's fume t caste system.
genetically-modified      primate. Rather than      abuse of genetic technology.            The use of   whether some elite will force its stance on           Chivalry is praised, unabashed exism and all.
hailing the advance for its scientific and med-     genetic tests for discriminatory purposes, the       everyone. Do you prefer your dignity or your         Any war is littered with regrettable events, yet
ical value, Will blasts ANDi as "The Monkey         creation of biological weapons, the enslave-         liberty?                                              each is still recorded in detail within the
That Could Mean the End" for the human              ment of any intelligent being, and the use of            Forcing genetic technology on everyone to         annals of history. Buffalo oldiers, Tuskegee
race.                                               any medical therapy against a patient's wish-        create some "perfected" version of humanity           Airmen, and the at Turner rebellion deserve
    Will sees "a slippery slope to the abolition    es - even pre-genetic medicine, to which             would be an effort doomed to failure, and             that same respect.       Otherwise,    African-
of humanity" because any genetic change cre-        some        religious                                                           would bring great         Americans are left to contend with a vast mis-
ates "a despoti m of the enhancer over the          groups are oppo ed                                                              suffering     in the       estimation of themselves and their forefathers.
enhanced, a despotism that would not be justi-      - are all practices                                                             process. Denying the           Acknowledging and confronting these his-
fied even if the enhancement really were an         that threaten lives             Do you prefer your dignity                      technology      to the     torical biases one month a year will not do
improvement."                                       and freedom,        and                                                         world would be just        away with them, and in that the doubters of
     But there is no shred of merit in Will's       that we would do                    or your liberty?                            as perverse, cheating      Black History Month have a point. In fact, it
argument. Does a doctor become a de pot             well to ban.                                                                    u all of longer and        can easily reinforce the artificial dichotomy
over the children he physically enhances by             We must           be                                                        healthier lives. But if    between the histories of the races. The solu-
vaccinating them against diseases like polio?       careful, though, not                                                            we stay true to the        tion to that quandary is not to sit by idly, how-
Are your parents despots for sending you to         to let extremists        control   our future by     cause of individual freedom, remembering              ever, for that breeds a complacency which pre-
colJege to enhance your abilities? The use of       restricting technologies that do not physically      that no one is "perfect' and that no one ha           vents America from even wanting change.
genetic engineering doe not imply any sub-          threaten anyone. For example, human cloning          the wisdom to decide what' best for every-            Instead, the open admission of the faults in
servience of the patient to the physician, or       will (if its uccess rate improves) be a viable       one, we'll have a future in which people will         this country's chronicle of history should be
in any way affect the debt children owe their       reproductive      option for couples unable to       choose their own fate and become everything           an impetus for any self-respecting historian to
parents.                                            have children the fun way. "Test-tube babies'         they can be. The world has room enough for           incorporate the full truth into future texts.
     And what is "enhancement,'         anyway?     already e ita       normal people, proving that      many ways of life and our goal can be to              Black History Month exi ts so that, one day, it
Will and other critics draw a razor distinc-        technological      wizardry      ubtracts nothing    explore them.                                         will not need to.
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         Abortion:                                                                       Th Da the Mu ic Died
         Li n for                                                                                                    and thus i illegal. Establi hing legality doe -
                                                                                                                     n't inherently yi ld ethical behavior, however.
                                                                                                                     Underag       drinking, dri ing over the peed
                                                                                                                                                                           i that tealing mu ic i a victimle       crime.
                                                                                                                                                                           Unlike hop lifting, the music cavenger does-
                                                                                                                                                                           n t actively depri e a mu ical group of any of

     The Deba                                              mu ic pirat
                                                                             onday, much to the chagrin of
                                                                            e erywhere the inth Circuit
                                                           Court of ppeal affirmed much of an earlier
                                                                                                                     limit, and engaging in
                                                                                                                     civil di obedience are
                                                                                                                     all illegal but arguably
                                                           court' injunction again t ap ter, the online              not unethical.               Its wrong and dishone t to stealproperty, real or
                                     mith                  music wap hop that ha been charged for                        The morally consci-
                                                           being a ' contributory and vicariou copyright             entiou citizen, howev-      intellectual no matter how easy it is how rich the
      Decades of political and social conflict             infringer." Both this ruling and ap ter' vol-             er, hould have a good
  over abortion have een the i ue tran formed              untary movement toward charging u er fee                  reason for breaching
                                                                                                                                                    victim is or how much one desires the goods.
  into the raison d'etre for many women's right            seriously thre ten the exi tence of the free              the law. The bolde t
  organizations.      proof, take the recent invec-        mu ical buffet. Though it's hard to admit it,             rationalization        for
  tive over the the nomination of former en.               after considering how 50 million people could             u ing ap ter is that ca h-strapped, oppres ed        their current wealth, and if the cavenger was-
  John Ashcroft (R-Mo.) for u..             ttorney        at the very lea t acqui ce to an unequivocally            consumer       need to fight back against the        n't going to buy the CD, then the recording
  General, and the subsequent outrage over                 illegal and unethical copyright infringement,             monopoli tic recording indu try. The most            industry doe n't even 10 e any potential prof-
  President Bush's rein titution of the so-called          the ruling mark a po itive step towards the                                          e treme ju tification     its. Thi argument is especially convenient
  Mexico City policy.                                      development of a more principled ociety.                                                 would propo e         when the arti ts are no longer alive, like Frank
      The     shcroft nomination       inspired      a         Legally,    ap ter 's position is that it                                              that teaching         inatra      the     Andrews           i ters,      or
  major     mobilization      by the       ational          erves as a mechanism for fair u e, by                                                                         Rachmaninoff. It' es entially analogou to
  Organization for Women and the             ational       allowing for ampling, tran ferring of                                                                            neaking into a movie theater through the
 Abortion and Reproductive          Rights Action         already-owned ongs to a different format                                                                        back door, but without the risk of getting
 League, the two most vi ible women' right                and permissive u e (where the artist ha                                                                         caught. It' not right but most feel that it's not
 groups. Their efforts to stop Ashcroft was               given express consent). It adamantly claims                                                                     terribly wrong either.
 the most vocal oppo ition to a presidential              that it should not be held accountable for                                                                          But it is. It's wrong and dishonest to teal
 nomination since Bush the Elder nominated                violations by individual u er , and it does                                                                     property, real or intellectual, no matter how
 Clarence Thomas for the U. . upreme                      not infringe copyrights (though it claims                                                                       ea y it is, how rich the victim is, or how
 Court in 1991. In contra t to the Thoma -                 intent to compen ate right holder and                                                                          much one desires the goods. We're not Jean
 Hill fracas, the Ashcroft        fight revolved          arti ts). That's a debatable and complex                                                                           Valjean or Robin Hoods; we don't vitally
 around somewhat specious questions over                  legal contention, deemed untenable                                                                                      need the music, nor are we serving the
 Ashcroft's ability to separate his strong pro-           by the Circuit Court and there'          .....-I ......                                                                      public good by our complicity in
 life views from hi duties as head of the                 not much individual u ers can                                                                                                      pirated music. But we don't
 Justice Department.                                      do about it.                                                                  the capitali ts a le on is                                 really      care.     It's   a
      Further complaints followed President                    What individuals can                                                      the principled thing to do.                                    somber testament to
Bu h' executive order to halt funding for                 (and should) be con-                                                              uch arguments are easily                                       our     fallibility
organization      providing abortion coun eling           cerned with is whether                                                          countered by the reasoning                                         and our weak-
and ervice abroad.          urely, this is a tough           apster is ethical. The                                                       that the frustrated consumer                                       ness that even
stance, but it is rea onable given that many              question of ethic con-                                                         could always refrain from                                            the acknowl-
Americans feel it is inappropriate for the gov-           cern not ap ter' legal                                                      listening to overpriced music,                                        edgement of the
ernment to fund foreign abortions, especially             standing, but each user s                                                   which is hardly a necessary         unethical nature of apster doesn't deter us
when many foreign nations are culturally                  individual actions. On a                                                   commodity.         tealing music     from using it.
 opposed to abortion.
     Very telling were ARAL President Kate
Michelman's comments after the White House
 announced the new policy. "Bush's actions
                                                          per onal
                                                          absolutely unequivo-
                                                          cal      that

                                                          ripped songs that
                                                                                  it i

                                                                                      t~~    ••         •••~;
                                                                                                   ;~:I==:                         from the music giants is essen-
                                                                                                                                            tially the same as steal-
                                                                                                                                            ing overpriced coffee
                                                                                                                                                    from Starbucks.
                                                                                                                                                                              It will be a sad day when the free apster
                                                                                                                                                                          is shut down, as probably will happen. But
                                                                                                                                                                          rather than scampering to the alternate vices
                                                                                                                                                                          of Gnutella or Freenet, we should rejoice in
and statements," he said, "have demonstrated              one didn't pay                                                                                The mo t con-     the opportunity, created by our justice system,
his agenda to restrict access to reproductive             for is copyright                                                                          venient rational-     to emerge from the Napster scandal with
health services for women whenever possi-                 in f r i n gem e n t                                                                      ization, of course,   greater integrity and principles.
     Mich Iman reveals an emerging truth
about the feminist establishment. Thi estab-
lishment believes abortion rights to be at the                                  Analyzing the Abortion Argument
heart of reproductive rights, which are the
third leg of the women's liberation triad (with                                                                     age, the baby's brain waves resemble a full-           woman's egg from completely forming, pre-
the abolition of gender role and economic                                Veena Thomas                               term newborn's.                                        venting fertilization. However, if a woman
inequality as the other two components).                                                                                Although these are strictly the medical            takes the pills more than 24 hours apart,
Becau e of abortion's importance, protecting                    The famous        Roe v. Wade decision              facts, you won't find these facts on pro-choice        sometimes her eggs develop properly. Due to
 'a woman's right to choose" has become the                occurred in a very different culture than                websites. It's far easier to choose abortion if        another function 'of the pill - thickening the
central mission of most women' rights orga-                today. In 1965, a Connecticut statute prohibit-          the fetus is viewed as a ti sue mass with de-          cervical mucus, which hinders sperm trying
nizations.                                                 ed the u e of contraceptives, and in 1972, a             empha ized human features.                             to fertilize - the pill can still prevent ~preg-
                                                           law banned the distribution of contraceptives                What, then, ofRU-486? Hailed as a gentler          nancy even with a developed egg. Even if
                                                           to unmarried people. In 1973 Roe v. Wade                 nonsurgical abortion, it allows a woman the            somehow the egg is fertilized, the pill still
                                                           legalized abortion before fetus viability, and           ability to terminate her pregnancy privately at        changes the uterine lining enough to prevent
   There is a snide eal present at                         left it to the tates to determine laws for abor-         home. Yet with this control comes drawbacks.'          implantation of a fertilized egg, therefore pre-
  the top of women s rights groups                        tion after that time. The court ca e allowed
                                                           women access to legal abortions in an age
                                                                                                                    What happens if a woman taking RU-486 at
                                                                                                                    seven weeks ees a tiny foot, an arm, or her
                                                                                                                                                                           venting pregnancy.
                                                                                                                                                                               ECPs, taken up to 72 hours after inter-
    which invites speculation into                         without the technology and prophylactics that            entire aborted embryo lying in the toilet bowl         course, work like birth-control pills, but faster.
                                                           we have today.                                           or on the floor of the shower stall?                   ECPs prevent full formation of an egg if the
   how detached these leaders are                              Fast-forward 30 years. The contraceptive                 All of this traces back to the fundamental         woman has not yet ovulated, and thicken the
                                                           options are staggering. Be ides the male con-            question: when does life begin? Pro-lifers             cervical    mucus to prevent fertilization.
      from ordinary women.                                dom, the female condom,            and the pill,          believe that "life begins at fertilization," and       However, if fertilization has already occurred,
                                                          women can have implanted contraceptive                    accuse pro-choicers of redefining life and             the ECP will prevent implantation, allowing
                                                          devices, or periodic injections. Add to these             pregnancy to suit their needs. What, then, is         the fertilized egg to pass through the body
      More than simply an issue of private con-           the emergency contraception pill and there is             pregnancy? Pro-lifers maintain that pregnancy,         before a pregnancy can begin.
  science, abortion strikes at the heart of what it       scarcely a reason, besides rape, for accidental                                                                      But, pro-life groups charge, use of ECPs
 means to be a woman. As the top feminists see            pregnancy.        If few people inadvertently                                                                    does not amount to prevention of a pregnancy,
  it the capacity to bear children is emblematic          become pregnant few abortions need be per-                                                                      but, rather, an abortion. Yet they remain curi-
  of past oppression and antiquated notions of            formed.                                                      Banning birth-control pills, an                    ously silent on the matter of birth control pills
  womanhood. Too often in the past, it was a                   Yet the abortion debate rage on. The Roe                                                                   used regularly by women. Since birth control
 capacity which limited the kinds of lives                v. Wade decision allowed desperate women a                   easy, convenient, and tffrdive                     pills could potentially lead to the prevention
 women were able to lead and the freedoms                 last option for ending an unwanted pregnancy.                                                                   of implantation of a fertilized egg, does this
 which they were able to enjoy.                           However, currently many abuse this ruling and                method of birth control, would                     very common form of contraception amount
      Women suffered from cumbersome stereo-              use abortion as a form of birth control, to the                                                                 to abortion? Why are pro-life groups only
 types and condescending social customs a so-             extent of being irresponsible about contracep-
                                                                                                                        undoubtedly result in many                        speaking out against birth-control pills when
 ciated with being the bearers of children. In            tion. Why? Misinformation        abounds. While             more unwanted pregnancies and                       used as ECPs? Do pro-life groups advocate
 trying to break out of the restrictions which           we've all heard both the pro-choice and pro-                                                                     banning birth-control pills, and only allowing
 these unfair traditions placed on women, femi-           life arguments before, few actually know any-                       more abortions.                             barrier methods of contraception, such as con-
 nists seized on the right to abortion as one of a        thing about the issue. We're MIT students; we                                                                   doms?
 cavalcade of rights which would jettison tradi-         need real scientific information. What are the                                                                       Let's hope not. Banning birth-control pills,
 tion forever.                                            actual facts surrounding the abortion debate?                                                                   an easy, convenient, and effective method of
     However, Michelman's statement demon-               What is each side not telling you? Read the                like life, begins at fertilization. However, the      birth control, would undoubtedly result in
 strates how central abortion has become to              facts, and make up your own mind.                          pro-choice camps state that pregnancy begins          many more unwanted pregnancies and more
women's rights advocates'           conception  of             It's difficult to find completely impartial          with the implantation of the embryo in the            abortions. Caught up in the midst of the abor-
women and the institution of motherhood.                 abortion information.         The most unbiased            uterine lining. Therefore, pro-choice groups          tion debate, many seem to forget this: no one,
Each pregnant woman stands instinctively                 information stems from medical resources. A                support use of the emergency contraception            not even pro-choice people, likes abortion.
compelled to abort her child, kept from this             search on <> for "fetal                pill (ECP) or 'morning-after pill,' as a afe          Therefore, both groups should work towards
only by pernicious government policy or for-             development" provides some interesting infor-              and 75-to-89-percent effective way of prevent-        reducing the need for abortions.
tunate whim. Gone are the days when abortion             mation. A doctor can often detect a heartbeat              ing an unwanted pregnancy, not terminating it,            How can we accomplish this? We need to
was a terrible        solution     to pregnancy          in a four-week-old embryo. At five weeks,                  while pro-life groups see use of the ECP as           educate everyone about biology, contracep-
approached with pained reluctance.                       when the abortion pill RU-486 is most effec-               murder. Which i true?                                 tives, and the reality of abortion. Right-
     There is a snide zeal present among those           tive, the half-inch embryo has hands and feet.                 The pro-life groups fail to mention that          winger should not continue to condemn abor-
at the top of women's rights groups which                At seven weeks the outer edge of effective-                ECPs are merely ordinary birth control pills          tion     while      imultaneously       opposing
invites speculation into how detached the e              ness, the inch-long embryo has arms, elbows                taken in high do es up to 72 hour after inter-        everything but abstinence-based sexual educa-
leaders are from ordinary women. Most                    and developing ear. A 13-week-old embryo                   course, and therefore work in the exact same          tion in the schools. Roe v. Wade may have
women are or will be mothers, and conse-                 sucks its thumb. By the age of 16 weeks, the               way as regular birth-control pills. Both con-         been necessary in 1973, but with today's con-
quently view 'mom" as a title of nobility.               fetu distinguishes sweet from bitter, senses               tain combinations of female hormone estro-            traceptive     breakthroughs,abortion's       role
While motherhood          is clearly not for all         light, makes facial expressions,        and even           gen and progestin.        ince they have three          hould diminish. The primary barrier to suc-
women, it is still e sential to the women's his-         yawns and hiccups. The fetus can hear sounds               functions, birth-control pill are over 99 per-        cessful ECP use is lack of information, tress-
torical narrative, and as important a ymbol of           at around week 18, and will even cover its ears            cent effective (when used correctly) in pre-          ing the need for education. If MIT students
womanhood as any.                                        if startled by a loud sound. By 24 weeks of                venting an unwanted pregnancy. They stop a            don't know the facts, then who does?
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                                                                                                                                                           ELLEN J. SIEM
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    remodeled the serving area over winter break; summertime work upgraded the rest of the area.

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                                                                                THE ARTS                     ball that populate the rnovie. ith Gary ldman
                                                     lame a it i pointle . The entire point of the
                                                     mo ie has already been ummarized above.                 (buried under a pile of makeup) a a engeful

Hannibal                                                 The mo t ob .ous difference between the two
                                                     films i th b ence of Jodie Fo ter
                                                     FBI trainee Clarice
                                                                                                ho played
                                                                                tarling in the fir tone.
                                                                                                             freak and Ray Liotta as a raci       exi t, homopho-
                                                                                                             bic corrupt offici 1 Hannibal' the annibal
                                                                                                                ems downright warm and cuddly.
                                                                                                                 And that' much mu h more than can be aid
                                                     Though Foster officially dropped out becau e of
    Big lice of oth ~ng                              conflicting projects, a more likely reason is that he   of Julianne       oore' ver ion of larice tarling.

   auteed                                            read the cript and realized the movie would u k.
                                                             d that' the reenplay that wa written by
                                                     two great : David      arnet (Glengarry Glen Ross
                                                                                                             Phy ically,        oore fits the part, but that' a
                                                                                                             cIo e a he get to capturing the character.
                                                                                                             Wherea Jodie Fo ter had given tarling depth
                                                                                                                                                                    nvou can do Ibis:
B Rebecca Loh and ladimir Zelevins                   among other) and teven Zaillian ( chindler t            and vulnerability in ilence,          oore omehow        PV = 3/2 N <1/2         mv2>
STAFF WRITERS                                        List). adly enough, thi creenplay i more rem-           managed to de troy the character portraying
Directed by Ridley cott                              ini cent of     arne!' Ronin and Zaillian' Clear        her a cold and efficient, and completely lack-
Written by David Mamet and Steven Zaillian           and Present Danger - that i a whole lot of              ing the chari rna that made u like her in the
With Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary           going -on with pretty much nothing happening.           original. Be ide that, well let's ju t say that
Oldman, and Ray Liotta                                      nother really cool guy involved here i           Fo ter is much more phy i ally attra tive ...
                                                     director Ridley       cott, taking the rein from            And peaking of attractivenes         the makeup
          e moral of Hannibal the mo ie:             Jonathan Demme who helmed             ilence - but      crew for this mo ie de erve mu h prai e for
        (a) It's wrong to betray people for money;     cott' mind here i clearly not on making a             turning Gary Oldman into one of the mo t
        (b) It's wrong to kidnap people, and even    coherent narrative. He' more intere ted in mak-         hideou monstro itie in film history. Generally
        more so if you plan to feed them to wild,    ing Hannibal      portrait formed by the flock of        peaking the gory makeup and pecial effects are
fle h-eating pig ;                                   pigeons or directing every action equence by            done ery well. There are se eral scene in the
    (c) It good to make movies that are based on     sorta woo hing the camera around (the ame               film where the gore is 0 sho king and disgusting
best elling novels and that are equel to hit         method he employed in Gladiator).                       that it is actually pretty damn cooL
movie , 'cause you can make a whole lotta money.         Anthony Hopkins appears to be the only per-             The movie is also really not boring (if this
    Preci ely ten year after the relea e of The       on enjoying him elf. Repri ing his role as the           ounds like damning with faint praise, it is), but,
Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris' ere pie t       psycho p ychiatri t, Hopkin          dominate     the   when all i aid and done, it i entirely pointless.
character, Hannibal Lecter (once again played by      creen again assuming the hypnotic voice and            It only erve to make money for the studios that
Anthony Hopkins), return to the big screen.          coolly efficient movement of the good doctor.           released it - and, oh yeah, as a twisted reminder
Where Silence wa a kic -as movie that al 0           The difference thi time i that he ge to play a          that if you are mean, someone just might come
happened to be about something, Hannibal is as       good guy at least compared to the assorted lime-        and eat some of your body parts. So there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ICA's galleries with a series of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          installations using water and light.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          280 The Fenway, Boston. (566-
 Axis                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1401), Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
 13 Lansdowne         St.,    617-262-                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission    $10 ($11 on week-
 2437                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ends), $7 for seniors, $5 for stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dents with ID ($3 on Wed.), free
 Sundays: See Avalon below.                                                                                                                                                                                               for children under 18. The muse-
 Mondays:      Static. Gay, casual                                                                                                                                                                                        um, built in the style of a 15th-
    dress. $5, 18+.                                                                                                                                                                                                       century Venetian palace, houses
 Thursdays:       ChromejSkybar.                                                                                                                                                                                          more than 2500 art objects, with
    Progressive house, soul, disco;                                                                                                                                                                                       emphasis on Italian Renaissance
    dress code. $10, 19 ; $8,                                                                                                                                                                                             and 17th-century      Dutch works.
    21+.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Among the highlights are works by
 Fridays: Spin Cycle. Progressive                                                                                                                                                                                         Rembrandt,    Botticelli,  Raphael,
    house, 80's. $12, 19+; $10,                                                                                                                                                                                           Titian, and Whistler. Guided tours
    21+.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  given Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

 Avalon                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Museum of Fine Arts
 15 Lansdowne         sr.,     617-262-                                                                                                                                                                                   465 Huntington          Ave., Boston.
 2424                                                         A vveekly guide-to the arts in Boston                                                                                                                       (267-9300),         Mon.-Tues.,         10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a.m.-4:45         p.m.;     Wed.,       10
 Sundays: Gay Night (with Axis on
    long weekends).        Featuring
                                                                         February 16 22                                                                                                                                   a.m.-9:45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         p.m.; Thurs.-Fri.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      p.m.;     Sat.-Sun.,
               house and techno.                                     Compiled by Fred Choi                                                                                                                                a.m.-5:45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        p.m. West Wing open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            until    9:45      p.m.
 Thursdays:    International    Night.                             Send submissions      to    or by Interdepartmental    mall to "On The Town," The Tech, W2Q.483.                                  Admission free with MIT ID, other-
    Eurohouse. $10, 19+.                                                                                                                                                                                                  wise $10, $8 for students              and
 Fridays: Avaland. House. $15,                                                                                                                                                                                            seniors, children under 17 free;
    19+.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $2 after 5 p.m. Thurs.-Fri..          free
 Saturdays:    Downtown.     Modern                                                                                                                                                                                       Wed. after 4 p.m.
    house, club classics, and Top                                                                                                                                                                                         Mon.-Fri.:      introductory       walks
    40 hits. $15, 21+.                                                                                                                                                                                                    through all collections        begin at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           10:30     a.m. and 1:30            p.m.;
  Karma Club                                                                                                                                                                                                               "Asian, Egyptian, and Classical
  9 Lansdowne     St., 617-421-9595                                                                                                                                                                                       Walks"      begin at 11:30          a.m.;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           "American Painting and Decorative
 Sundays:          "Current     dance                                                                                                                                                                                     Arts Walks" begin at 12:30 p.m.;
    favorites" by guest DJs. Cover                                                                                                                                                                                         "European           Painting         and
    varies.                 .                                                                                                                                                                                              Decorative Arts Walks" begin at
 Tuesdays: Phatt Tuesdays. With                                                                                                                                                                                            2:30 p.m.; Introductory tours are
    Bill's    bar,    modern    dance                                                                                                                                                                                      also offered Sat. at 11 a.m. and
    music. $10.                                                                                                                                                                                                            1:30 p.m.
 Wednesdays:        STP. Gay-friendly,                                                                                                                                                                                     Permanent Gallery Installations:
    house. $15, 21+.                                                                                                                                                                                                       "Late Gothic Gallery," featuring a
 Thursdays:          Groove   Factor.                                                                                                                                                                                      restored    15th-century        stained
    House.                                                                                                                                                                                                                glass window from Hampton Court,
 Fridays: Pure. Drum and bass,                                                                                                                                                                                             14th- and 15th-century            stone,
    guest DJ. $15, 19+.                                                                                                                                                                                                    alabaster, and polychrome wood
 Saturdays:        Elements   of Life.                                                                                                                                                                                     sculptures    from France and the
    International House. $15.                                                                                                                                                                                              Netherlands;         "Mummy        Mask
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Gallery,"     a newly       renovated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Egyptian gallery, features primitive
  ManRay                                                                                                                                                                                                                   masks dating from as far back as
  21 Brookline      St.,     Cambridge,                                                                                                                                                                                    2500 B.C.; "European Decorative
  617-864-0400                                                                                                                                                                                                             Arts from 1950 to the Present";
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "John Singer Sargent: Studies for
  Wednesdays:         Curses.     Goth.                                                                                                                                                                                    MFA and Boston Public Library
     Appropriate     dress required.                                                                                                                                                                                       Murals."
     $5,19+;    $3, 21+.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gallery lectures        are free with
  Thursdays:      Campus.      Popular                                                                                                                                                                                     museum admission.
    tunes + House. Gay, casual
     dress. $10, 19+;$7,      21+.                                                                                                                                                                                        Museum of Science
  Fridays: Fantasy Factory (First                                                                                                                                                                                         Science      Park, Boston.       (723-
     and third Friday of the month.                                                                                                                                                                                       2500), Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 9
     Features    kinky fetishes     and                                                                                                                                                                                   a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5
     industrial   music.)    Hell Night                                                                                                                                                                                   p.m. Admission free with MIT ID,
     (every second       Friday. 19+.                                                                                                                                                                                     otherwise $9, $7 for children 3-
     Includes    Goth music.)      Ooze                                                                                                                                                                                   14 and seniors.
     (the last Friday of the month.)                                                                                                                                                                                      The Museum features the theater
     $10, 21+. reduced prices for                                                                                                                                                                                         of electricity (with indoor thunder-
     those wearing fetish gear.                                                                                                                                                                                           and-lightning      shows daily) and
  Saturdays: Liquid. Disco/house +                                                                                                                                                                                        more than 600 hands-on exhibits.
     New Wave. $15, 19+; $10,                                                                                                                                                                                             Ongoing:      "Discovery     Center";
     21+.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 "Investigate!     A See-For-Yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Exhibit";    "Science    in the Park:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Playing with Forces and Motion";

  Popular                                       Soulful female vocalist Rachael Sage shares the bill with Trina Hamlin on Wednesday, February 28 at Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                      THOMAS MOORE        "Seeing Is Deceiving.'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ongoing: "Friday Night Stargazing,'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fri., 8:30 p.m.; "Welcome to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Universe,'       daily;   "Quest     for
                                                                                                                                     Ensemble     of Boston presents           Comedy Connection                          Contact: Are We Alone?'           daily.
                                                  Rhythm Boys, The Colonel and

  Music                                           His Lucky
                                                  Konks,      13
                                                  Memphis, The Jimmy Nations
                                                  Combo, The Bombastics.
                                                                                           Feb. 16-18: Abbey Lincoln.
                                                                                           Feb. 21: Alon Yavnai Sextet, fea-
                                                                                             turing special
                                                                                                              guest George
                                                                                                                                     chamber music by George Crumb,
                                                                                                                                     Luciano Berio, Paul. Hindemith,
                                                                                                                                     and Franz Schubert. Tickets $28,
                                                                                                                                     $20, $14, discounts available for
                                                                                                                                                                               Mon.-Wed. at 8 p.m.; Thurs. 8:30
                                                                                                                                                                               p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 8 p.rn., 10:15
                                                                                                                                                                               p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. The oldest
                                                                                                                                                                               comedy club in Boston showcas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Omni, laser, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shows is $7.50,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $5.50 for children and seniors.

                                                Feb: 22: White Stripes, Knoxville          Feb. 22: Laszlo Gardony.                  students and seniors. For tickets         es big-name, national comedians
  13 Lansdowne         St.,    617-262-
  Next: 423-NEXT

  Mar. 3:'Grand Theft Audio.
                                                  Girls, The Gossip.
                                                Feb.     24:   Hybrasil,
                                                  Sargent, Heidi Saperstein.
                                                Feb. 24: Gamelan

                                                                                           Feb. 23-24: New York Voices &
                                                                                           Feb. 27-28: AI Di Meola.
                                                                                                                                     or more information, call 617-427-
                                                                                                                                     8200              or
                                                                                                                                                                               on weekends and up-and-coming
                                                                                                                                                                               local talent during the week. At
                                                                                                                                                                               245 Quincy Market Place, Faneuil
                                                                                                                                                                               Hall, Upper Rotunda,       Boston.
                                                  Yonder Mountain String Band,                                                                                                 Admission     $10-$8    (weekend

  15 Lansdowne
                      St..,    617-262-
                                                  Gordon Stone Band.
                                                Feb. 25: The Explosion.
                                                Mar.      13:     The      Donnas,
                                                  Bratmobile, Mooney Sukuzi.
                                                                                           Classical                                 Theater
                                                                                                                                                                               prices vary). Call 248-9700
                                                                                                                                                                               more information and a complete

                                                Mar.     30:   Planetary     Group                                                                                             Blue Man Group                              Dangerous       Curves:       Art    of the
  Feb. 20: Aaron Carter.                                                                                                             Crazy for You                             Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton             Guitar
                                                  Presents:    Amfibian featuring
  Apr. 5: Cowboy Mouth.

  Berklee Performance Center
  Berklee College of Music
                                                  Tom Marshall.

                                                Orpheum Theatre
                                                1 Hamilton    PI. , Boston,       617-
                                                                                           Music                                     Thurs.-Sat. Mar. 8-10 at 8 p.rn.,
                                                                                                                                     Sun. Mar. 11 at 7 p.m., Sat.
                                                                                                                                     and Sun. Mar. 10-11 .at 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                               and 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                           is at
                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                              and Thursday, at 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                   on Friday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Through Feb. 25, 2001: The first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           comprehensive       museum exhibi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tion to focus on the guitar as an
  1140 Boylston St.                                                                         Boston Symphony Orchestra                                                          Saturday, and at 3 and 6 p.m. on            objet d'art. Audio guide narrated
                                                679-0810                                                                             at the Boston       Conservatory
  Free student recitals and faculty                                                        Tickets: 266-1492.                        Theater    (31 Hemenway          St .,    Sunday. Tickets $35 to $45. Call            by James Taylor. The exhibit cov-
                                                Ticketmaster: 931-2000
  concerts,    4 p.m. and 7 p.m.                                                            Performances     at Symphony Hall.       Boston).          The        Boston       426-6912     for tickets and infor-         ers four centuries and features
  some weekdays,        For info on                                                        Call for ticket prices.                   Conservatory        presents      the     mation on how to see the show               more than 130 instruments from
                                                Feb.   17: Erykah Badu.
  these     concerts,       call     the                                                    For MIT Students:       Tickets   are    Broadway hit which celebrates             for free by ushering.                       museums and private collections
                                                Feb.   21: Trey Anastasio.
  Performance    Information     Line at                                                    offered for Th. evening concerts         the exuberance       of a Broadway                                                    around     the world.      Highlights
                                                Feb.   24: Jose Luis Perales.
  747·8820.                                                                                 (8 p.m.) and Fri. afternoon con-         determined       to ride out the                                                      include a 17th-century guitar cre-
                                                Mar.   3: Moe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ated by famous        violin maker,

                                                                                            certs (1:30 p.m.) and are avail-         Depression     with high style and
  Feb. 22: Paolo Conte.                                                                     able on the day of the concert           New Deal optimism.          Book by                                                   Antonio Stradivari and electric gui-
  Feb. 24: Dave Brubeck.                        Sanders Theatre
                                                                                            only at the BSO Box Office at            Ken     Ludwig,     Lyrics    by Ira                                                  tars owned by celebrity artists
                                                45 Quincy St., 02138,      617-496-
                                                                                            Symphony Hall (301 Mass. Ave.            Gershwin,       Music    by George                                                    such as Prince and Jimi Hendrix.
  Club Passim                                                                               Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Two tick-          Gershwin. Tickets: $26 general,           Institute of Contemporary Art               Tickets:    complimentary       to MFA
  47 Palmer St, Cambridge,            617-                                                  ets may be obtained with two cur-        $13 seniors,      $7 students.     For    955      Boylston     St.,  Boston,          members      (Number      of tickets
    492-7679                                    Mar.    4:   Ladysmith           Black      rent valid MIT student IDs, sub-         more info or for reservations,                                                        dependent      on level of member-
                                                                                                                                                                               02115,     617-266-5152       (Hynes
  Tuesdays:    o.p~n$Mic       at 8 p.m.          Mambazo.                                 ject to availability.    For updated      call the box office at 617-912-           Convention         Center   T-stop).        ship). Adults $16 on weekdays,
  (sign up at 7:30). ;5.                        Mar. 10: BeauSoleil.                        MIT student    ticket availability,      9142.                                     Gallery hours: Wed., Fri. 12-5               $18          on          weekends.
                                                Mar. 23: John Gorka.                        call 638-9478     after 10 a.m. on                                                 p.m., Thurs. 12-9 p.m., Sat. and             Students/Senior              citizens
  Feb. 16: Dave Mallett.
                                                                                            the day of concert.                      The Doctor's    Difemma                   Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Features a               $14/$16.    Children 6 - 17 $6 for
  Feb. 17: The Jim Kweskin            Band                                                                                                                                     wide variety of contemporary con-            both weekdays      and weekends.
  with Samoa Wilson.                            1. 1. the Bear's Place                                                               Through Mar. 14. At the Loeb                                                           Children 5 and under free. Adult
                                                                                           Feb. 22-24 at 8 p.m.: Williams:                                                     ceptual    art with shows which
                                                10 Brookline     St., Cambridge,                                                     Drama Center (64 Brattle         St.,
  Feb. 18: Stephan         Fearing,   Kerri                                                Cello Concerto;    Strauss:  Don                                                    emphasize      artists from outside          group visits are available.        Visit
                                                617 -492-BEAR                                                                        Cambridge 02138), presented by
  Powers opens.                                                                            Quizote Fantastic variations on a                                                   the United States. Admission $6              <>      or call 617-369-
                                                                                           theme of knightly character, Op.          the A.R.T. and directed by David          adults, $4 students and seniors,             3368 for more information.
  Feb. 21: James           O'Brien     and      Feb. 17: CD Release For Wide                                                         Wheeler,     by George      Bernard
                                                                                           3. Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Yo-Yo                                                    free to children      under 12 and
  Karaugh Brown.                                Iris.                                                                                Shaw. London's finest physician
                                                                                           Ma, cello; Steven Ansell, viola.                                                    members.        Admission    free on        Sports  and Sexuality:   Voices
                                                Feb. 21: Town And Country.                                                           is on the horns of a dilemma -
  Feb. 22: IndieGirl Showcase with                                                         Sold Out.                                                                           Thursday evenings after 5 p.m.              from the NFL and Harvard
                                                Feb. 24: Emm Gryner, Meghan                                                          having discovered a miracle cure
  Chris & Meredith      Thompson,                                                                                                                                              Wheelchair accessible.     For more
                                                Toohey.                                                                              for tuberculosis,    should he treat
  Melissa       Morris,     Rachel                                                          The   Wellesley    College     Choir                                               information visit «»,          Feb. 18, 3-5 p.m. at Harvard
                                                Feb. 28: After This, Live Wire.                                                      a penniless fellow doctor or save
  McCartney, Lis Harvey, Amanda                                                                                                                                                                                            Hall 104,    Harvard   College:
  Garrigues, Stephanie Fix.                                                                Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.: The 40-             a talented      yet unscrupulous          Olafur Eliasson:   Your Only Real           Speakers include: David Kopay,
                                                                                           women strong Wellesley College            artist? A keen-eyed examination           Thing Is Time                               NFL player from 1962-72      who
  Feb. 23: Freedy Johnston,
  Erelli opens.
  Feb. 28: Rachael Sage and Trina
                                                Jazz                                       Choir presents
                                                                                                               a performance
                                                                                                       by Vincent Metallo of
                                                                                           sacred French repertoire,       includ-
                                                                                                                                     of medical morals and malprac-
                                                                                                                                     tice and a witty and compassion-
                                                                                                                                     ate comedy. Call 617-547-8300
                                                                                                                                                                               Through Apr. 1, 2001: By isolating
                                                                                                                                                                               organic,   ephemeral      materials
                                                                                                                                                                               such as water, ice, sunlight, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           came out in 1975;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Allard, head softball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  coach at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Harvard; Reggie Rivers, former
  Hamlin.                                                                                  ing the works of Francis Poulenc          or visit <>           wind within the spatial and archi-          NFL player      on the   Denver

                                                Music                                      and Gabriel Faure. The concert            for more       information     or to      tectural parameters of an exhibi-           Broncos and ABC commentator;
                                                                                           will also venture into the contem-         reserve tickets.                         tion space, the internationally rec-        Katherine   Callaghan  a sopho-
  Fleet Center                                                                             porary works of composers such                                                      ognized    artist  Olaf Eliasson            more at Harvard College and a
  Ticketmaster:   931-2000.                                                                as Aaron Copland and Norman               Mother       Courage       and     her    creates sublime installations that          member of the Women's Water
                                                Regattabar                                 Dello-Joio.      As part       of its     Children                                  explore the human perception of             Polo Team; and Michael Crosby
  Mar. 27: Sarah Brightman.           $75,      Concertix: 876-7777                                                                                                            natural phenomena.       In his first       a junior at Harvard College and
                                                                                           Presidents'     Day Weekend tour,         Through Mar. 18: At the Loeb
  $55, and $35.                                 1 Bennett St., Cambridge        02138,     the Wellesley, MA based college                                                     major U.S. museum exhibition,               captain   of the Men's     Water
                                                                                                                                     Drama Center (64 Brattle           St.,
  Jun. 5-6, 8-9: U2. All dates            but   617-662-5000                               choir will be visiting St. Paul's         Cambridge 02138), presented by            Eliasson   has transformed        the       Polo Team.
  Jun. 9 sold out.                                                                         Church,      15 St. Paul Street,          the A.R.T. With war raging all
                                                Feb. 16-17: Irma Thomas.                   Brookline, MA 02446.         Call 617-    around,     a desperate       woman
   The Middle East                              Feb. 20: Robbie Lee Quintet.               566-4953      for directions    to the    mockingly     nicknamed       for her
  Ticketmaster: 931-2000.                       Feb. 21: Bob Nieske 3 and the              evening concert. Tickets $10 at           cowardice under fire - struggles                                                   Circle
  Ticket prices vary. Call 354-8238               Lydian String Quartet.                   the door. For more information,           to keep her business         and her                     Every Tuesday, 9 p.m.-l a.m. A small but energy-filled
  for more info.                                Feb. 22-24: Ron Carter Quartet.            call Choir Tour Manager Michelle          family alive. Hungarian director                         place to hear local      DJs spin a range of great
                                                Feb. 27: Steve Lacy Trio.                   Kim at 781-283-4407.                     Janos Szasz makes           his U.S.                     techno/trance.  No age restrictions, no dress code, and
  Feb.   16:    Labradford,     Pan             Feb. 28: Greg Piccolo & Heavy                                                        debut in this visionary       prcduc-                    not uncomfortably crowded, although the people tend to
    American.                                     Juice.                                    Chameleon Arts Ensemble                  tion, based on Bertolt Brecht's                          be youngish (20's and early 30's) and mostly there for
  Feb. 17: Heroin Sheiks.                                                                   Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. at the First and       classic masterpiece       of struggle                    the music. At the VFW, 371 Summer St, Somerville, MA
  Feb. 17: Raging Teens Record                  Scullers Jazz Club                          Second Church, 66 Marlborough             and survival. Call 617-547-8300                         (take the Red Line to Davis Square). $5, $1 before 9:30.
    Release    Extravaganza:     The            DoubleTree   Guest SUites, 400              Street     in Boston's Back Bay          or visit <>
    Racketeers, The Bourbonaires,                 Soldiers   Field Rd., Boston,             (Arlington    Stop on the Green          for more      information        or to
    Kings of    uthin', The Starline              617-562-4111                              Line):     The Chameleon      Arts        reserve tickets.
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  John DeWitt of Bowdoin College presents Tuesday's roundtable lecture series on Civic Environmentalism while William Shutkin, MIT lecturer in Urban Studies and Plan-
  ning, looks on. The talk as hosted by the Environmental Policy Group at MIT, which will host its next roundtable discussion on M.ay 8th.

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                                         Raising Awareness About Sexual Asseult and Sexual Health at MIT
                                       (left) Katie Koestner delivers an emotional presentation on her experience with date rape last night in
                                       10-250. MIT is one of the hundreds of universities at which Koestner has spoken to raise awareness.

                                     • (above) Female students gathered in the Cheney Room on Tuesday to look at experiences of black
                                       women in relationships and learn what makes for a healthy relationship. From left to right are Nnennia
                                       Ejebe '04, Rita Gresham '04, Aisha Stroman '00, Afiya Whisby '04, Leslie Robinson '04, and Ivana Stur-
                                       divant '04. The event is part of a week-long program at MIT to raise awareness for issues relating to
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                                                                                                                                      Space Concerns Are
                                                                                                                                      Obstacle for TEAL                                                    The purpo e of the program is to
                                                                                                                                      TEAL from Page 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                       engage tudent more personally in
                                                                                                                                      Department i willing to turn over                                the proce s of learning introductory
                                                                                                                                      the current reading room pace to                                 phy ic.       ccording to the TE L
                                                                                                                                      TE L if the upper admini tration                                 propo al students will hare laptop
                                                                                                                                      will give u suitable pace for relo-                              in group of three, with nine tu-
                                                                                                                                      cation of the reading room." His                                 dents at each of about a dozen round
                                                                                                                                      words were upported by a po itive                                tables in one cia room. A professor
                                                                                                                                      response of the physics faculty at a                             will be present for instruction and
                                                                                                                                      luncheon held yesterday to discus                                for help with lab experiments.
                                                                                                                                      the move. "The department        eems                                 Belcher feel that the biggest dif-
                                                                                                                                      happy with thi other pace avail-                                 ficulty in getting the project off the
                                                                                                                                      able," aid Bel her.                                              ground was the relative lack of
                                                                                                                                          When asked where the room                                    space. He said that Professor Marc
                                                                                                                                      would be relocated, Redwine aid                                  A. Kastner, head of the Physics
                                                                                                                                      that he would prefer not to release                              Department,      had mentioned that
                                                                                                                                      more detai Is becau e "space is a                                space, not money was the major
                                                                                                                                       ensitive i ue" and he didn't want                               concern. With the space, Belcher
                                                                                                                                      to interfere with negotiations. "It                              said that he would have many white
                                                                                                                                      might turn out that we could relo-                               boards and four or five screens for
                                                                                                                                      cate the reading room in a tempo-                                projecting the work of students. He
                                                                                                                                      rary location."                                                  said that what he was most looking
                                                                                                                                          Belcher, however, mentioned                                  forward to was "the interaction
                                                                                                                                      that the final location of the reading                           between students and faculty."
                                                                                                                                      room might be on the econd floor                                      He also said that he has been
                                                                                                                                      of Building 6.                                                   working with Professor Peter Dour-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       mashkin, Vice President and Dean
                                                                                                                       FREDO DURAND   Belcher devised TEAL concept                                     For Research J. David Litster, and
                    embers of       Roadkill Buffet serenade Britton Bradle on Valentine's Day. For five dollars, stu-                    Belcher also di cu sed the ori-                              ten DROP students to put together
                  den s could       commission the RKB to perform an improvised "DooWop" serenade based on five                       gin and his vision for the future of                               ets of desktop experiments and dis-
                  facts about       heir s eetheart. The serenaders, from left to right, are Ellie Boyle '04, Ben Balas               the TEAL program. He said that he                                cussion questions. He also aid that
                  '02, Jessica      Brodk'n '03, and Erin Conwell '03.                                                                developed the idea when, after lec-                              the Center for Education and Com-
                                                                                                                                      turing 8.02 for three years, he found                            puting Initiatives is compiling ani-
                                                                                                                                      himself teaching in lecture halls                                mations and simulations        for the
                                                                                                                                      only 50 percent full by the end of                               class. "A whole host of people are
                                                                                                                                      the seme ter. "I didn't think: it was                            working on software," he said.
                                                                                                                                      effective," he reflected. He felt that                                TEAL is funded by the d' Ar-
                                                                                                                                      with a hands-on approach it was                                  beloff Initiative, the MITlMicrosoft
                                                                                                                                      possible to "learn things at a much                               I-Campus Alliance, the National
                                                                                                                                      deeper level with the same amount                                 Science Foundation,        and other
                                                     e begin our education belie ing that the facts we leam                           of effort."                                                       sources.

                                                   and the technologies we master are the foundations for our careers.
                                                      But changes in careers are common and technologies become
                                                   obsolete quickly. In fact, alumni recordsshow that rt is likely many of
                                                                                                                                      BE LESS PRODUCTIVE
                                                   us will work in multiple fields or change fields entirely. We may also                AT THE OFFICE.
                                                   move from Engineering and Sdence into non-technical areas such                           @:e office has always been a                        Set up a recycling bin for aluminum

                                                   as Marketing or General Management.                                                  place to get ahead Unfortunately,                       cans   and one for bottles. And when
                                                     The ability to do excellent work in a range of fields, and meet                                                                            you're in the bathroom brushing
                                                                                                                                        it's also a place where a lot of natural
                                                   diverse challenges with clear, bold thinking and creative solutions is
                                                                                                                                        resources start        to   fall behind Take a                              your teeth or wash-
                                                   the hallmark of a good education.
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                                                      Howeve~ to work effectively in fields that are new to us, we can
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                                                  or are not applicable. We must depend on fundamental thinking                         on when people leave.See how much                         Drink out      run,   Remember,    jf we
                                                   and problem-solving skills that are effective in any discipline, and in                                                                         instead oj        fi
                                                                                                                                        paper is being wasted How much                          tbrowav;ay cups. use ewer resources
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                                                     These are analogous to the basic skills - strength and coordina-
                                                                                                                                                                                                Which would truly be a job well done.
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                                                                                                                                                                     are   left on. Look        FOR. MORE INFORMATION         AND TIPS
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                                                     Fa" the scientist or enginee~ the heart of the learning process is                   oj the paper          being wasted in the
                                                  finding and solving interesting problems. This is true whether the                       a memo.

                                                  subject is Quantum Physicsor management. Wrth proper mentor-
                                                                                                                                        how much solid              waste is
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                         . .
                       riving          e        re ess                   re
        "Two -year-old Atheros Communications of Sunnyvale, CA is gearing up to turn
         the wireless local area network community on its head. ... The company's
                                                                                            Brain Hubert G displays his nano-assembly machine, which is capa-
         impending release of a low cost chipset for 5-GHz WLAN's is expected to            ble of picking up virtually any type of material, several thousand
         significantly lower the cost structure of high -speed WLA equipment and make       atoms at a time.
         the technology ubiquitous for office and home users around the world."

         -- Jarad Carleton, Research Ancyst, Information Technologies,   Frost & Sullivan         ubert Recalls First
                                                                                                  ventions Proudly
                                                                                            Lemelson, from Page 1                   nology," Hubert said.
        Info session:                                                                                                                   The $30,000 in prize money will
              In 4-149 at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 19, 2001                              memory chip, made out of alu-           go towards the formation of a com-
                                                                                            minized plastic and designed in an      mercial venture dedicated to explor-
                      A light meal will be provided.                                        effort to make computer         chips   ing how to fabricate things at nano-
                                                                                            cheaper by eliminating the need for     scale resolutions.
                                                                                            silicon.                                    Hubert, meanwhile,        plans to
        Interviews:                                                                              "Memory today can be quite         wrap up his nano-assembly project
               t IT career office ( 2-170) on Tuesday, February 20, 2001                    expensive. We should look for ways      and to look at the possibility of con-
                                                                                            to perhaps develop something better     verting the device into something
                                                                                            than the more expensive silicon         that can-build a vertically-oriented
                                                                                            water-based chip," Hubert notes.        3-D object, possibly realizing the
                                                                                                 Hubert also invented a supercon-   dream of nanorobotics.
                                                                                            ductor fabrication system, which
                                                                                            was designed to boost the efficiency    Award created in 1994
                                                                                            of manufacturing     superconductor         Jerome H. Lemelson         and his
                                                                                            wires while lowering        the cost    wife Dorothy established the Lemel-
                                                                                            required in building such wires.        son-MIT awards program in 1994 to
                                                                                                Hubert already holds two patents    recognize and reward outstanding
                                                                                            - one for the plastic memory chip,      inventors and innovators within the
                                                                                            and another for the superconductor      MIT student body in the hope of
                                                                                            fabrication system.                     encouraging more young people to
                                                                                                                                    pursue careers in science, engineer-
                                                                                            Hubert became inventor in his           ing, technology, and entrepreneur-
                                                                                            youth                                   ship.
                                                                                                When asked what disappoint-             The judging panel responsible
                                                                                            ments he has faced in the past,         for selecting the winner consists of
                                                                                            Hubert recalled a device that he        MIT alumni including successful
                                                                                            thought up at a young age. The now-     scientists, technologists, and entre-
                                                                                            defunct invention idea involved         preneurs.
                                                                                            placing a machine at the bottom of          Lemelson-MIT Program winners
                                                                                            the ocean to convert the water pres-    have continued to make significant
                                                                                            sure into electrical energy.            contributions in their fields of study.
                                                                                                He remembers fondly his first           Last year's Student Prize winner
                                                                                            invention,    devised at the age of     was Amy B.. Smith, whose inven-
                                                                                            fourteen.     Dubbed the 'cheater       tions include a laboratory incubator
                                                                                            meter,' it was placed between the       that runs without electricity and a
"                                                                                           car and the gas pump nozzle and         hammer mill to grind grain into
                                                                                            measured the true amount of gas         flour, both devices intended to
                                                                                            entering a car.                         improve way of life in Third W orId
                                                                                                "It seemed cars were not getting    countries.
                                                                                            the full amount of gas paid for, so I       Smith has spent the past year
                                                                                            would measure the gasoline going        doing research in Nepal, and has
                                                                                            into the car." Hubert also remem-       worked to develop water quality
                                                                                            bers sitting outside his house with     treatment and testing kits for devel-
                                                                                            cups full of gasoline and analyzing     oping countries.
                                                                                            the various grades of gas after
                                                                                            exposing the containers to sunlight.    Hubert also skilled pianist
                                                                                                Hubert feels that inventors have        Hubert is not only an accom-
                                                                                            a particularly unique perspective on    plished inventor but also a gifted
                                                                                            the world. "Instead of passively        pianist, having composed and per-
                                                                                            accepting the way things are, inven-    formed more than 22 original
                                                                                            tors look at a situation differently,   works. Apart from his musical tal-
                                                                                            he said. "They say, 'I can make a       ent, Hubert is also skilled in the area
                                                                                            real contribution     here.' When an    of architectural design and model-
                                                                                            inventor stubs his toe he not only      ing.
                                                                                            says ow,' but asks, 'How did this           Also present at the Thursday cer-
                                                                                            happen?'"                               emony was Hubert's father, who
                                                                                                During the ceremony        Hubert    poke of his son's "tremendous
                                                                                            thanked many people for their con-      powers of concentration." This skill
                                                                                            tinued support, among them Associ-      may be best illustrated by a child-
                                                                                            ate Professor of edia Arts and Sci-     hood holiday music recital. Only
                                                                                            ences Joseph Jacob on of the Media      eight years old at the time, Hubert
                                                                                            Laboratory, under whom Hubert has       was playing a piano version of "0
                                                                                            conducted his doctoral re earch.        Holy ight" when a girl behind him
                        Spo                                                                     "Jacob on set up a free-flowing     knocked over her xylophone creat-
                                                                                            environment in hi group such that       ing a loud disturbance.
                                                                                            we were expo ed to everything from          "Brian kept playing"       . Hubert
                                                                                            biology to electronics to nanotech-     said. "He never mi sed a note. '
February 16 2001                                                                                                            THE TECH   Page 19

Pacific Rim Nations
Tighten Patent Laws
Biotechnology, from Page 1              enforced by the rest of the world as
                                        many of the plant were built with
ha led U .. companie to b wary          technology derived from the oviet
of introducing product there. Wang      Union.
 aid that     .S. and European car          However,      ang aid that "China
manufacturers,    for e ample, only     ha great potential in terms of size.'
di tribute older model in China.

Pres ure to tighten property law
                                        China's go emment has pledged to
                                        inve t billion of dollar over the
                                        next few year toward the develop-
                                                                                         An Introduction to
    In re ponse to the cautious atti-   ment of new drug and testing the
tudes of some We tern firms, orne
countries in the region have begun
to enforce intellectual    property
                                        efficacy of traditional therapies.
                                             He also noted that many U.S.-
                                        trained cienti ts and engineers have
                                                                                         MD-PhD Training
laws. China now recognizes patents      been returning to China. 'Ten or fif-
granted after 1993 and the other        teen years ago, ery few people
countries      have also begun to
acknowledge U. . patents.      inga-
                                        went back to China.
                                        much more of that today,"
                                                                    e're seeing
pore, which respects intellectual
property rights, manufactures drugs
                                            According to Wang these Pacif-
                                                                                                      oorn 4-270
for Merck, Gallaxo, and Schering.       ic countries    hope to hift their
"A real strength in ingapore is the     indu try toward biotechnology in
 trength of the government.      The    the next few years. A the manufac-
structure is such that companies        turing of traditional     textiles and              Thursday, February 22, 200 1
trust it," said Wang.                   products is moving away from sev-
    China, however, has significant     eral Pacific Rim nations in search of                        12:00 PM
problems other than patent enforce-     lower costs biotechnology research
ment. Manufacturing processes in        and development could fill in the
China are not up to the standards       economic gaps.

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Animal Testing, from Page 1                the Office of Laboratory Animal
                                           Welfare. "We [the CAe] have been
"If you look back 150 years, it has-       approved at the exemplary level,
n't always been that way," said            which is the highest         level of
Ritvo.                                     accreditation given by the Associa-
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research which is performed at MIT         tion of Laboratory Animal Care.
is medical in nature. Some examples        We also received grants to make
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judgments on science, per se, but on       organizations   that oppose animal
the treatment of the animals and if        research, but opposition can come
the number of animals were appro-          on a number of different levels.
priate," said Ritvo.                           "There are a number of view-
     After a proposal is passed by the     points represented in our group on
CAC, the researchers must take a the use of animals in science, and
course on handling animals before          many people are against animal
 they are allowed to do research. If       experimentation      outright,"   said
any specialized procedures are to be       Laura C. Dilley G, president of the
performed,       the researchers     are   Sudents for the Ethical Treatment of
instructed by trained veterinarians.       Animals, (SETA) at MIT.
     "We do not allow painful proce-           This organization     focuses on
dures on animals without medica-           issues of ethical issues involved in
tion for the pain or anesthetizing the     human-animal interactions, includ-
 animals," said O'Pray. "We do not         ing animal experimentation and tries
 allow death as an endpoint to any         to promote alternatives to animal
 experiment.      If an animal is not      experimentation whenever possible.
 doing well, it has to be euthanized."         "Our group tries to focus on
     Although research is performed        issues where animal abuse is wide-
on a variety of animal species, the        spread, such as the food animal and
majority of all animal research at         fur industries," said Dilley. "Lab
MIT is performed on rodents such           animals constitute only about one-
as mice and rats.                          hundredth of one percent of the ani-
     "We get inspections from the          mals killed in the U.S. every year,
 federal government,       the state of    so animal experimentation has not
 Massachusetts, and the 'city of Cam-      been a major focus of our group's
bridge," said O'Pray.                      efforts."
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Women to Face Division I Schools Engineers May Be
Women's Gymnastics, from Page 24      .
                                 71 . Pl·agoiffS· eed
                                                hui ollow d for      IT, but he
                                          had a slip off the beam and ha~ to
                                                                                     in the process of hitting the best
                                                                                     b am routine of her career. Ellef: on          ()~                    .
corned the addition of enior arla          ettle for an .9. t the ame tune,          landed her di mount and was
E. aguire '01 to their vault line-up.     the econd competitor        for     M      rewarded with a new chool record
       aguire'     .325 and Ilefson's     received a 9.35.                           of 9.65, brea ing e en her own             Women's Basketball, from Page 24               team's season record of 20. That
  ea on-high 9.25 helped         IT to        Third up for MIT a Caitlin P.          mark of9.6, set two years earlier.                                                        team made it to the ECAC finals,
their highe t ault total of the sea-      Dwyer-         ally '03, who looked             When all was aid and done the           ontesting   every shot, Smith                which was the equivalent        of a
  on. MIT accumulated 43. on ault         good throughout       e cept for her          atarnount totaled 46.45 on floor to     screamed her battle cry and had a              Division I school coming second
and wa leading the meet 3.9 to            toughe t kill, hich landed her on          MIT' 45.45 on beam.               made     hand in her opponent's face. Her               in the   ational Invitational Tour-
  3.0 5 after two rotations.              the ide of the beam for an .35. ith        up a full point on the last e ent, but     exit came a few minute        before           nament. This team, this year, with
     In the third rotation, MIT moved             s Amy osher nailing a 9.325        it was not enough, and MIT cele-           E trada' because of her five fouls.            a trong finish, can set their sights
to floor, forced to compete with only     on floor e erci e Vermont wa now           brated its first win ever over the         Her ovation featured fans doing their          on the tournament.
fi e athlete a BUTka was forced to        in the lead 156.05 to MIT' 15 .12          Catamounts, 174. 25 to 174.65.             imitation of the mith yell, which
withdraw. Again, the Engineer             with three competito to go.                     The day belonged to MIT. The          wa not ju t flattering but a sincere                                                                 Tuesday.    Febrll8l'Y         :La

                                                                                                                                expression of love and appreciation.            Wheaton at MIT
amas ed a ea on-high total for thi             It wa Garceau who righted the         men beat UV        by a ound 3-point
event with ecile E. Le ocq '02,             hip for MIT by ab olutely nailing        margin - much more comfortable                                                                                         1           2          Total
   indy Chung '04 and Ellefson po t-      her beam routine; she wa rewarded          than the .175 separating             the   Team ranking faU into place                                         IT       3023                           53
                                                                                                                                                                                                   WPI       30               42            54
ing 9.15, 9.45, and 9.5, re pectively.    with a per onal best of 9.4. But           women's teams.                                 The Engineers would greatly
                                                                                                                                appreciate a loss by both pringfield                             ft 3"-             n
     While MIT posted a 45.475 on         DVM'        icole ote-Burk received             On an individual basis, Ellefson                                                                  lIT"         .-4        ...           RPfl'lsAT8Usnllil
                                                                                                                                and Wellesley. The e two unlikely                      0.,'-'    4-3      &<1                  .. 351538325
floor exercise the Catamounts hung        a 9.45 on floor.                           won every event in the meet and                                                              __    ~            1-40.2                   ... 332338222
                                                                                                                                gifts, matched with an MIT win                                                             14Z3G43123f
tough with a 45.125 beam set led by
Jill Smith's 9.15. After three rota-
                                               Fellow ophomore Deborah J.
                                          Dryer '03 got up and attacked the
                                                                                     recorded a season-high 37.95 a11-
                                                                                      around score.                             away over lark on Saturday, will
                                                                                                                                give the Engineer the number one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         N III 3 Ii 1 2 • 4 31
tions MIT extended its lead to            beam, and looked very solid for the             Thi win sets a positive tone in                                                          bialliUlct        2-5 lH         U 4 1 • • 1 • 2 Ii
                                                                                                                                                                                  &Mes ....          2·1             H 3.111.011
 129.375 to 128.20. Finally, it was off   first half. he wobbled a bit on the        heading into the last three meets of       seed in the postseason tournament.                     .,               0-1       1     H • I • I 0 8 I 4
to beam for MIT and floor for DVM.        second half of the routine, ettling        the eason prior to the conference          A loss would jeopardize a chance to                   0-3    D-t       ... • • 8 •••           8 4
                                                                                                                                                                                         bq                         .... •      •••••         0 2
     Chung was put in charge of lead-     for a 9.0 to Jill mith's 9.125.             championships. This coming week-          host a tournament game, because                           leM$H                     o.e 000           •••     01

ing the way. Chung's bearn routine,            So, it came down to the final          end, the women will travel to UMass-      MIT would be tied for a fourth seed.               ~1,J'IIli"'' ' '                         • •••         1 0 0 1

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jam-packed with difficult maneuvers       two competitor.      MIT would have         Amherst where they will meet              Most likely, if this happens, the tie                     1lllNlMli-S1       1-1S IHl:lilJS3U2S1                              U

is the best routine in the MIT line-up,   to hope for a big core from Ellef-          extremely talented Divi ion I teams.      would occur with Babson, who fell                                                                  SocIoMIlbIf        Ttl3I
                                                                                                                                to MIT 70-67 on Jan. 16th.                                                                      ... ... IH                        ...
but he has had trouble keeping it on      son in order to be able to drop             But MIT will have the chance to post                                                              AIR                                    5-21 19l'1o li-51 2l.ll
                                                                                                                                      o matter what happens to the                     31'1Ri                                   1-3 n.'ll 1-lS 4UA
the beam. Two falls left Chung at an       Dwyer-Me ally' 8.35.                       an all-important away score in the                                                                   n                                   12-18 6Il'Io 14-21 1DJ'
 8.5 while UVM's Kara Tighe                    While DVM's Carie Blow strug-          process and hopefully unveil some         other schools tomorrow, a win is
danced to a 9.175 on floor.                gled on floor to a 9.05, Ellefson was      new routines that are in the wings.       what the women's team is after, pure
                                                                                                                                                                                                       -4 Pw
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               5-21 ll2% li-S1 11.1\
                                                                                                                                and simple. It would bring them                        3P1R          6-12 SlA'.'                I..J  333lI    7-15 4UI

MIT, UVM To Meet Again
                                                                                                                                                                                          IT          2-2 I8UlI                12-18 65.1% l4-2t lUi
                                                                                                                                within two wins of the 1998-99
                                                                                                                                  EGG DO OR sought wi 1500R
Men's Gymnastics, from Page 24            be most crucial to MIT, as winning                 Solution                             SAT, 18-28 yr old, 5'4"-5'10",
                                                                                                                                                                                  Egg Donor Wanted
                                                                                                                                                                                  Loving couples need help creating their famili
                                          means that MIT will qualify for the                                                     attractive and athletic. Grand-                 Generous compensation Provided. Physically
ending his athletic career.                 CAA Gymnastics national com-                                                          parents European and at lea tone                and mentally healthy women age 21-35, please
    Earlier, Tanabe had entertained       petition for the first time ever.                                                                                                       contact Anne or Jennifer at 617-439-4990.
                                                                                                                                  Jewish. Compensation is $25K.
his teammates with his new "dynam-            These next two weeks will be an                                                                                                     www.weltmannet
ic cross," in which he performed the      endurance test for the MIT team.
famous iron cross as quickly as he        They will need to imitate the past
could. Unfortunately the skill earned     meets, remembering that gymnastics                                                      Do you pull hair out? The Massachusetts General Hospital is conducting a double-
no points for the team.                   is an art, requiring "support of one                                                    Blind study using Zoloft and behavioral treatment for chronic hairpulling. Thi research
      ext Saturday, February 24, at       another, a level of concentration, and                                                  Study is free of charge. For further information, please contact Amanda Beal , M. Ed., at
2 p.m. in Du Pont, MIT will clash         attention to detail," said Riskin. The                                                  617-726-9281
with UVM for the last time. Co-           team must learn new skills and con-
Captain     Luke Massery       , 02 is    trol to continue its improvement.
strongly advertising this meet as         Most importantly, the team must cul-
"the only home meet where specta-         tivate the maturity to cope with win-                         from page 17               "THE BEST FIL                                 OF THE YEAR!"
                                                                                                                                                                 Kevin lbomas, LOS AMGB.ES TDIES
tors are welcome." This meet will         ning that it will again need to succeed.

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                                                  Defeats Wheaton
          en'         e                         ive on emo                   igh in Po                 e onHun
                                             field goal made in the half.          T   and did their part for IT' overall
                                             had tallied 30 point at halftime.          1 -I free-throw     hooting perfor-
     The Engineer         showed       the        In the econd half       IT stopped   man e.      my         ok '02 came
Wheaton Lyons no love on the eve             being ho pitable.      eeding the win     through with a nice a i t during
of t. Valentine's Day, winning by            to tay in contention for the league       the 22-5 run.
               a core of72-53.               title      IT quickly pulled away                the run came to a 10 e the
                   The game featured         from       heaton in the econd half       defense fru trated the Wheaton
               a tribute to the enior        on the trength of a 22-5 run.             bench 0 much that the Lyons' coach
               captain         of     the           everal Engineer turned in big      inappropriately criti ized a non- all
               women's       basketball      effort during the run. mith, Cry -        and received a technical fou1.
               team,      as      ri tina    tal     . Ru sell'O    and      egan
E trada '01 and Eboney mith '01              Daugherty '03 combined to lock              tr       mith ha   r     cellent game
received two tanding ovation .               down the Lyon          three leading           E trada gave a uperior effort at
    The game tarted with Wheaton               corers. Wheaton'       three leader     both ends of the court. On the
giving the ho t all that they could          scored only 12 of their 34 points in      defensive end, he would rna e a
handle. In the first seven minutes,          the econd half.                           bloc . Then, on the offen ive ide
the lead changed four time and no                 Defen e wa       tellar. E trada      he would make jumper with the
team held more than a fi e point             made even blocks, the entire team          hot clo k winding down.          oach
advantage. Trouble, in the form of           ripped 1 steals from the hand of          Meli a Hart decided to leave her in
Wheaton's     Amanda Dow- lien,              the Lyons and MIT out-rebounded           until the penultimate po e sion of
popped up as Dow- lIen hit three             Wheaton 45 to 35.                 .       the game, long after a win was
consecutive three-pointers in a two               The Engineers did more than          secured, becau e of her perfor-
minute span. Estrada's free throws           out-rebound their opponents - they        mance. The final line hows that
were the only thing that broke the           outplayed them. At one point during       thi wa the be t game of her
Lyons' rhythm.                               the run, Wheaton earned a rare              areer: 30 point,     14 rebound,    7
    Wheaton seniors Wendy             lle-   offensive rebound, only to have it        blocks, 4 as i t and 2 steal .
grone and Bonnie Campbell were               tied up for a jump-ball by mith,                mith also played well on enior
determined not to be upstaged by             who is ten inches horter than her            ight. Although she finished with
the ho t seniors, as Allegrone pro-          opponent. The home team continued         eight point , her contribution was
duced the majority of her assists in         to play aggre        ively, yanking       displayed through her trademark
the first half. All of Campbell's            rebounds away from their guests.          enthusiastic,   hard-working     play,
rebounds came on the defen ive                    The bench played forcefully          forcing     the jump ball with a
end, limiting the second-chance              with      aria E. Hidalgo '04, Kath-      Wheaton player nearly one foot
opportunities for      IT. The Lyons'        leen L. Dobson '03, and Dwan C.           taller than her. mith was credited
only fault in their first half play was      Riddick '03 each logging ten min-         with three steals on the night.
that they committed too many foul .          utes or more <Ifplaying time. They             When she wasn't tracking down
       IT shot 11 free throws in the         fueled     the attack     that forced     unsuspecting      ballhandlers,    she
first 20 minutes, missing only one.          Wheaton to commit 25 turnover .           played aggre sively in front of them.                                                             MIGUEL   CALLES~THE   TECH

In fact, MIT's 10 baskets from the                Hidalgo and Dobson were each                                                     Crystal A. Russell '03 (40) and Cristina Estrada '01 (33) go up for
line equaled the number of their             2-for-2 from the free-throw line,             Women's Basketball, Page 23             an offensive rebound on Tuesday. MIT defeated Wheaton, 72-53.

                  ic Fmishes econ
At                ee Hoste by MIT
  IT kiers Come Closer 0 Defeating Clarkson
  nive ity, ill Try for First Place This eekend                                           By Eduardo Ovalle
                                                . Hung '02 of the women's team            TEAM COACH
By Chris Testa
TEAM MEMBER                                  skied well enough to grab fifth and               After po ting their lowest score of the season, and
    Battling adversities, the ordic          sixth places in the women's race.            still having to work through injuries and the t1u_ sea-
ski team once again came in second                On Sunday, the team again                on, the Lady Engineers headed north to Burtington,
last weekend at an MIT-hosted race           awoke early to sub-zero tempera-             Vermont for a double-dual meet alongside the men's
               in Prospect, Vermont.         tures and a howling wind. It would-          team against the Division I University of Ve.rmont
               Even with almost half         n't be the day to unseat Clarkson,           Catamounts. If the women could beat the Catamounts
               the team sick, they           although strong performances        by       - for their first time ever - MIT 'had a shot at
               managed      to come          Southwell (second place), Coradetti          an unprecedented double win.
               closer than ever this         (fifth), and Chris Testa '03 (sixth)              In an effort to stir things up a
               year    to upsetting          earned MIT second place.                     bit, MIT competed their first event
Clarkson University, the league's                 Master of consistency      Karl-        (bars) in reverse order, by starting
favorite in both classic and skate.          Magnus W. Mcletchie '02 - who                the meet with their best bar per-
    Arriving    in Vermont     to 50-        has finished every race this year in         former. Co-captain Sonja J. Ellefson
degree temperatures and rain, the            either 18th, 19th, or 20th place -            -01 led off the meet, and, though tired,
team soon encountered          windy         once again finished 19th in both             landed her double-hull flyaway for a
weather, and temperatures dropped            races.                                       sea on-high score of9.55.
below freezing for the 9 a.m. race               The shorthanded women's team                  Up next was Carrie Garceau '03, who had not
on Saturday. However, the wet and            (consi ting only of Hung) grabbed a          been able to practice her own double-full flyaway dis-
icy 15-km course proved no diffi-            third-place finish but lacked enough         mount because of a heel bruise. Garceau missed her
culty for the hardy MIT men's team.          members for a team score.                    mount but got back up on the bars and landed a per-
    The men captured third, fifth                   ext weekend, the ordic team           fect dismount, netting a personal season high of 835.
and seventh places with amuel T.             heads to ew London,        .H. for the            The rest of the bar line-up hit clean routines, which
Coradetti '02, Derek G. Southwell '01,       Colby- awyer Carnival and another            helped the team post a season-high bar total of 40.2.
and Timothy G. Garnett '02.                  chance to recapture the first-place               The key performer was Tanya 1. Burka '03, who
    Marissa L. Yates '03 and Teresa          po ition not seen since last year.           had been bothered by a bad back and was supposed
                                                                                          to sit the meet out. An injury to Amy M. Shui '02'8
                                                                                          hand prompted Burka to jnmp in at the last minute to
                                                                                          take Shui's place. Without Burka's bar score, the bar
                                                                                          total would have only been 39.6.
                                                                                               While MIT finished up bars, UVM had posted a
                                                                                          42.9 on vault for the early lead after one rotation. The
                                                                                          teams flip-flopped events and the Engineers wel-

                                                                                                                  Women's Gymnastics, Page23                                    Men's GymnastIcs, Page 23

                                                                                                                   UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
                                                                                                                Friday, February   16
                                                                                                                     en's Volleyball vs. Eastern Mennonite University     7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                 aturda    February 17
                                                                                                                   Rifle vs. U Merchant    arine Academy, 8:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                   Men's Basketball v . WPI, 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                      en' Gymnastics vs. Springfield College, 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                   Women' Ice Hockey vs. Union olJege, 7:00 p.m.

                                                                       MARiSSA YATES                             nnda. ' February 18
Teresa • Hung '03 raced 7.5k skate on Sunday. Hung took third                                                      Women's Ice Hockey v . Colgate University, 4:00 p.m.
and, because of illness, was the only woman to participate for MIT.

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