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  UA Preside tial E ectio 0
  Re-Run Because of Vio ations
  By Frank Dabek                           re-run but said that he 'was ur-      selected individuals who were
    EWSEDlTOR                              prised that they used my mass e-      removed from the i su. Any ques-
      The election for Undergraduate       mails" as grounds to declare the      tion of impropriety... is ridiculou
  Association president and vice pres-     election null and void. The board     Carter said.
  ident has been nullified and will be     also addressed the methods by             Ashwin Viswanathan 98, chair
  re-run as a result of a judicial         which Oppold obtained signatures      of the board said 'I belie e that the
  review board ruling on an anony-         and the validity of his original peti-committee was impartial." He stated
  mously filed appeal. The board           tion but recommended that no          that all of the memb rs of the board
  found that Paul T. Oppold '99 vio-       actions be taken on those points.     knew Dedric but were not close
  lated election rules by sending e-                                             friends with him.         one of the
  mail to large numbers of people,         Oppold criticiie ~eview board         members of the Judicial review
  tainting the election results.               Oppold also questioned the Board knew of the e i tence of
      The results of the other UA elec-    impartiality of the review board. He these appeals when we were nomi-
  tions were, however, released after      called the whole proce s "last-       nated," he said.
  the board finished its deliberations.    minute" and said, [It's] almost like      Jun S. Kim '99 who served on
  Pooja Shukla '99, Elsie Huang '00,       there is a conspiracy to get certain the board, said that the board was "a
  and Andrew D. Montgomery '01             people to win."                       good mix of people" and said that
  were victorious in their respective          Oppold noted tha~ all of those . the board was "fair for all parties."
  class presidential races.                -servingon the board were nominat- Kim said that she "didn't even
      III a letter addressed to the UA,    ed by UA President Dedric A. think" about the link between Carter                                                                        DE   I   YA   EY-THE   TECH

  the judicial review board called         Carter '98 who is a former rurining and andoval.                                         Author Bruce Sterling reads selections from his work on the
 Oppold's.mass       mailings "inappro-    mate of one of Oppold's opponents         Oppold-questioned whether elec-                theme of "Media and Imagination"       In 26-100  yesterday
• priate" and found them in violation      - Sandra C. Sandoval '00.             tion results influenced the board's                evening as part of a series sponsored by the Lecture Series
  of election procedures which state           "Dedric hand-picked the man to                                                       Committee and the Film and Media Studies Department.
  that e-mail may be sent only to per-     be head of the judicial [board],"                       Elections, Page 13
  sonal acquaintances.                     Oppold said. The review board is
      "There is probable cause that
  Oppold's two mass e-mailings ...
  could have influenced the integrity
  of the election results," the letter
                                           normally chosen by the outgoing
                                           UA president in order to maintain a
                                           division of power between the
                                           branches of government.
                                                                                      MIT Shines in Programming
      Oppold said that he expected the
  board to ask that the election to be
                                               Carter, however, said that he
                                           "tried to stay as impartial as possi-
                                           ble" in choosing the board and
                                                                                      Contest, Putnam ath Exam
                                                                                      By Susan Buchman                           six all solved six problems. "The       MIT fini hed 4th on Putnam e am
                                                                                      STAFF REPORTER                             only, and very small difference was         MIT's team also placed fourth in
                                                                                         MIT has been welt-repee ented           time," Bojinov said. 'We were very      the country in this year's William
                                                                                      by its students in recent prestigious      close to becoming world champions."     Lowell Putnam Mathematical
                                                                                      academic competitions. In the world           The team previously placed sec-      Competition. Although seventy-five
                                                                                      finals for the Association for             ond at the regional competition         MIT undergraduates took the exam,
                                                                                      Computing Machinery International          because they were poorly coordinat-     Federico Ardila '98, Constantin
                                                                                      Collegiate Programming Contest,            ed, but they practiced more for the     Chiscanu '00 and Amit Khetan '99
                                                                                      the MIT team placed first of teams         world championship, Bojinov said.       were chosen ahead of time the by
                                                                                      from the United States and fifth              "The preparation lasted for most     coache , Professors of Mathematics
                                                                                      overall.                                   of February," he said. "What we         Hartley Rogers and Richard P.
                                                                                          The contest was held on                worked on together wa team strate-        tanley to repre ent MIT as a team.
                                                                                      February 28 in Atlanta, Georgia.           gy - who solves what problems               It was not their cores but the
                                                                                      The MIT team consisted of Daniel           and when."                              ranking of their score , that was
                                                                                      G. Adkins '01, Mihai Badoiu '01,               ..At the actual competition we      used to determine the team results.
                                                                                      and Hristo I. Bojinov '99. They were       have a single computer and we need      The team's strong finish earned
                                                                                      coached by Assistant Professor of          to make sure that we u e this           each member 400, as well as a ten
                                                                                      Electrical     Engineering'       and      resource well," Bojinov said             thousand dolJar prize that will be
                                                                                      Computer Science Martin C. Rinard.         "Thanks to our coach, Professor         put into the math department's
                                                                                          The teams had eight programs to        Martin Rinard, we were able to          Putnam Fund and will be used for
                                                                                      code, test, and perfect in five hours.     work together as a team very well
                                                                                      MIT and the other teams in the top         by t~e finals."                                             Contests,     Page 14

                                                                                      Teams Design New Storage Systems
                                                                                      In TBP Engineering Design Contest
                                                                                      By Krista L. Niece                         had several purposes, said Anand        2-by-3-by-6-foot organizer which
                                                                                      AS OClATENEW,    EDfTOR                    Devendran '99, one of the organiz-      would maximize storage space and
                                                                                            ine teams competed for $500          ers. The e include letting under-       minimize roommate conflicts.
                                                                                      in prizes at the twelfth arinu~.JTau       classmen know about TBP and to              "We try to make [the question]
                                                                                      Beta Pi engineering design contest.        give them an "early idea of what         elevant to what the student have
                                                                                         The teams, which were com-              engineering is about." The contest is   experienced at MIT," said Manolis
                                                                                      posed' of three or four freshmen and       also geared to teach the importance     E. 1. Kamvyssdis '99 one of the
                                                                                      sophomores, met Tuesday evening            of teamwork and public presenta-        event's organizers and a former
                                                                                      for two hours to invent a creative,        tion, "which we think are the essen-    contestant.
                                                                                      realistic solution to a specific design    tials of being good engineers," he          "Two years ago the design was
                                                                                      problem.                                   said.                                   for a snow-removal machine,"
                                                                                          TBP, the national engineering                                                  Kamvyssdis said. "That was the
                                                      AGNES BORSZEK/-THE   TECH       honor society, is the event's spon-        Conte t offer a practical problem       year we got hit by a blizzard."
       Soprano soloist Kathleen Campbell, accompanied on plano by                     sor. The society also holds the                This year, the contest centered         The participants agreed that the
       Margaret Ann Martin, performs Victorian parlor songs yester-                   Leonardo da Vinci dinners and is           around a major problem currently        problem wa close to home. "Right
       day at noon In the Mil chapel. Campbell created a 19th cen-                    responsible for MIT students being         facing MIT - the possibility of         now I'm in a crowded double," said
       tury atmosphere by telling anecdotes related to the songs and                  admitted to the Boston Museum of           housing a significantly greater num-    Daniel Ingram '01, a contestant.
       explaining the musical and historical background of the era.                   Science free of charge.                    ber of undergraduates in dormito-
                                                                                          The contest, held in room 4-270,       ries. The teams' task was to design a                              TBP, Page 14

       The Vegetarian Gourmet cele~                                                 Comics                          Representatives of the Counseling and       World & ation                                     2
       brates the Great American                                                                                  upport ervices office, the Dean' office,
                                                                                                                and the Medical Department will be avail-       Opinion                                           4
       Meatout with tips and tidbits
                                                                                                                able from 10-12 a.m. today in the               Arts                                              6
       about vegetarianism.                                                                                     Mezzanine Lounge of the Student Center
                                                                                                                to talk about any concerns raised by the
                                                                                                                                                                On The Town                                    8
                                                                                                                death of Philip C. Gale '98.                    Sports                                        16
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                                                    BELGRADE,   YUGOSLAVIA

       The United tate rai ed pre sure on Yugo lav leader lobodan
     ilosevic Thur day, accusing him of carrying out" tate terrorism" in
  Kosovo de pite Western demand that he end a police crackdown in
                                                                               By    enneth J. Cooper                    Hindu nationali t brotherhood that         Parliament'
                                                                                                                                                                                 cernsrower hou e. Even
  the embattled outhern province or face more economic anction .
        In Belgrade Thursday,      ilo evic told the foreign minister of       THE WASHINGTON    POST                    founded       Vajpayee'    party, th e     with the upport of all it compo-
                                                                                                                   DIA                                              nent ' support, the I3-party coali-
  France and Germany, Hubert Vedrine and lau Kinkel, he would                                                            Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a it
  withdraw     erbian paramilitary " pecial police" from Ko ovo. They              India Thursday installed a new        political wing in 1952.                    tion expect to urvive a confidence
  have been u ed to attac viii ge          u pected of harboring ethnic        government dominated by Hindu                    'Deep down in the hearts of         vote scheduled for March 28 only
  Albanian in urgent , cau ing dozen of ca ualtie in recent weeks,             nationali t committed to testing              u lim , I sense apprehension,':        by the grace of ab tentions and
  including women and children.                                                India' secular creed and free-mar-          aid A hgar Ali Engineer,          an     vacant seat .          .
       However, a imilar pledge wa made earlier thi week by erbian             ket reforms but con trained by a          I lamic cholar in Bombay.                         ince emerging      from recent
  authoritie . And a time ran out Thur day on a deadline et by major           tenuou grip on power.                           Political circumstance     would     elections a the top-vote getter, the
  We tern power and Ru sia for         ilo evic to end the bloody repre -           The new government of Prime          appear to check the new govern-            new ruling coalition has tried to
  sion, there wa no ign of any police redeployment on the ground.              Mini ter Atal Bihari Vajpayee,            ment from moving too far or openly         extend its expected       life'span by
                                                                               unlike the one he led for two weeks       toward the BJP's conception          of    moving toward the p01itical center.
                                                                               in 1996, i likely to urvive an ini-       India as "one nation, one people and       The coalition       agenda released
                                                                               tial vote of confidence next week         one culture" - that of the Hindu           Wedne day omitted Hindu national-
                                                                               and remain in power long enough to        majority.      About 20 percent of         ist issues that the BJP has previous-
                                                                               build a record in office.                 India' 950 million people are not          ly emphasized and watered down its
  THE WASHINGTON   POST                                                             The direction that Vajpayee, a       Hindu; Muslims, the largest reli-          protectioni t economic policies. BJP
                                                                WASHI   GTO                                                                                         members       worn into the cabinet
                                                                               moderate,     teers the new govern-       giou minority, make up about 12
      Pre ident Clinton ha decided to allow Cuban Americans to                 ment could te t the strength of the       percent of the population.                 Thur day with Vajpayee are divided
 re ume ending money directly to relative on the i land and to per-            world's largest democracy, which                Vajpayee ha taken charge of a        between moderates and hard-liners.
 mit charter flight from the United tate to Cuba in an effort to capi-         was born in communal violence             coalition government that is sup-               Vajpayee, 71, has also promised
 talize on a changed atmo phere in Cuba in pired by the visit of Pope          between Hindu and Muslim that             ported by more than a dozen smaller        to try to build consensus on contro-
 John Paul II, senior admini tration official aid Thur day.                    claimed hundred of thousand of            parties that, with one exception, do       versial legislation. The senior law-
       In addition, the pre ident will in truct the Trea ury Department        Iives in 1947. The next year, inde-       not share a Hindu nationalist orien-       maker, who served as foreign minis-
 and other agencies to implify licen ing procedures for exporting              pendence     leader Mohanda      K.       tation.                                    ter of a coalition government in the
 medicine and medical device to Cuba and to expedite the proce sing            Gandhi wa assa inated by a Hindu               In addition, the coalition does       late 1970s, will double as foreign
 of licen e applications.                                                      fanatic onc.e associated with the         not control a majority of seats in         minister in the new governm.ent.
      The White Hou e is expected to announce the change Friday,
  enior official said. They de cribed the pre ident' deci ion a an
 effort to bolster the statu of the Roman Catholic Church in Cuba and          Governors Agree to Support
 decrease the dependence of the Cuban people on state organizations.
       Officials insi ted, however, that the moves do not ignal a weak-
 ening of the long- tanding U.S. embargo on trade with Cuba.
                                                                               3-Year Ban on biternet Taxes                                                                                                  •
                       WEATHER                                                By RaJlv Chandrasekaran
                                                                               THE WASHINGTON   POST
                                                                                                         WASHI   GTON
                                                                                                                          moratorium would propose a new
                                                                                                                          system of levying state sales taxes
                                                                                                                          on Internet and mail-order purchas-
                                                                                                                                                                     Leavitt (R) who spearheaded        the
                                                                                                                                                                     issue for the governors association.
                                                                                                                                                                     "A person should be taxed fairly no
                                                                                                                                                                     matter where th~ purchase is made."
                          Spring Reigns?                                           The nation's governors agreed
                                                                               Thursday to support a three-year
                                                                                                                          es..                        '
                                                                                                                               The governors want to require               Wyden said he would not sup-
 By Marek Zebrowski                                                            ban on special Internet commerce           Internet and mail-order merchants to       port the compromise. "This creates
 STAFF METEOROLOGIST                                                          taxes in exchange for a promise by         collect sales taxes even if they do         a plan that's going to create tens of
      A complex weather pattern over the ortheast will bring sever-            Congress to consider requiring elec-      not have a physical presenc.e in the        billions of dollars in new taxes that
  al wet, cold and un ettled days. A murky Friday afternoon will be           tronic merchants to collect sales          state to which the goods are                will clobber small businesses," he
  the official beginning of the pring eason, but - true to the ew              taxe aft r the moratorium.                 shipped. Currently, such OU ine ses        said in an interview.
  England tradition - the weather will only wor en, becoming win-                     The     ational   Governors         are not required to collect state sales       • President Clinton has expressed
  ter-like! Late Friday, a low pre sure y tem over the lower Ohio             Association had opposed bipartisan         taxes if they do not operate in the         support for both a.moratoriutp and a
  Valley will move northeasterwards,     and possibly redevelop along         legislation in the House and Senate        destination state; purchasers in 45         commission to study new approach-
  the mid-Atlantic coast. With an arctic high poised to our northwe t,        to enact an Internet-tax moratorium,       states and the District of Columbia,        es to taXing Internet commerce. Cox
 th developing storm will gradually draw in cold air in low levels,             aying the freeze could deprive state     however, are required to send the           emphasized that recommendations
 and precipitation will turn from rain to mixed along the coa t, and          and local governments of crucial tax       appropriate sales tax to their state        by the commission, which will have
 from mixed to snow inland. When this torm finally departs on                 revenue as electronic commerce             treasury, a rule that is largely flout-     business, consumer and federal gov-
 Sunday, colder air will rush in from southern Canada, causing yet            becomes more popular. The gover-           ed.                                         ernment representatives but will be
 another chilly outbreak all over the ortheast. This winter-like pat- .       nors' disapproval threatened toscut-             Because there are about 30,000        dominated with state and local rep- .
 tern will continue into next week, when another torm is forecast to          tIe the bills, introduced by Rep.          different tax jurisdictions     nation-     resentatives,   will have to proceed
 approach from the south, bringing more snow inland and cold                  Chri topher Cox (R-Calif.) and Sen.        wide, industry      groups say that         through the standard legislative
 rains for the coastal locations. Alas, Spring Reigns, but the cold           Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)                         imposing a tax-collection require-          process. "It will only be proposed
 rule!                                                 .                            Industry groups contend that         ment on merchants .would create             legislation," Cox said. "It puts the
      Today: Cloudy and damp, with drizzle and potty light rain like-         imposing sales taxes on Internet           severe administrative burdens.              issue on the table."
 ly. High 41°F (5°C)                                                          transactions will slow the growth of             The governors want the com-                 Wydeil and industry lobbyists
      Tonight: Cloudy, some fog near the coast. Stiffening northeasterly      electronic commerce and make it            mission to consider setting up a uni-       also object to a provision in the Cox ..
 breeze as rain begins to develop around daybreak. Low 37°F (3°C).            less appealing to consumers.               form national system of sales tax           bill that would allow states and local ,.
        aturday:  Cloudy with periods of rain. Becoming windy and                  After three months of negotia-        rules for electronic commerce and          government to keep existing taxes
 quite brisk. High 36°F (2°C) with orne wet snow and leet mixing in           tions with the governors' associa-         uniform rates for each state. By           on Internet access service and com-
 later in the day near the coast. Inland locations are likely to experi'-     tion, Cox agreed Thursday to revise        making those changes, they contend         merce. "It guts the whole moratori-
 ence an all-snow event.                                                      his bill, reducing the moratorium          that the requirement would not be           um," said Jill Lesser, the deputy
        unday outlook: Precipitation slowly tapering off. Raw, then           from six year to three. Cox's bill         too cumbersome for merchants.              .director for law and public policy at
 turning colder late in the day. Highs only in the upper 30 (3-4°C),          also would set up a "Commission on               "Our goal is to ensure the sys-       America Online Inc. "It says that if
 lows near freezing.                                                          Internet Commerce" that after the          tem is fair," s~id Utah Gov. Mike          you rush to enact a tax, you win."

                          Travel Weather
      Broadly speaking, the temperatures over the eastern half of the
                                                                              Iraq Seems to Be. Keeping Word
 US will be well below normal from this weekend until the middle of
 next week. Lingering flurries will taper off over the Great Lake and
   ew England during Sunday and. early Monday, but cold weather and
 another storm on Tuesday are in the cards for the ortheast.
                                                                              In Allowing Access to Facilities
     After a miserable weekend, the Southeast will have a sunnier,            By Barton Gellman                          dence has not helped U SCOM                March 8 into the new headquarters
 but cool weather for the first half of next week, with chilly morn-          THE WASHINGTON    POST                     bolster its declining support in the       of Iraq's defense ministry - an
 ings inland. The conditions will improve, but another low pressure                  early a month after Iraq made       Security      Council      and    U. .     event that ,Deputy Prime Minister
 is due to drench the Louisiana and Alabama coastal areas by late             fresh promises of access for United        Secretariat.                               Tariq Aziz once said would be "an
 Monday.                                                                         ations weapons inspectors,      the          Iraq's prevIous refusal to give       act of war."
    The west coast will (with the exception of the always fogged-up           Baghdad       government      by all       inspectors entry to various "sensi-               ot only was it the first time the
and drizzle-prone     orthwest) be fair until Tuesday, when substantial       accounts is living up to its word for      tive" and "presidential" sites - and       facility had been inspected,         but
rains associated with a Pacific storm are going to once again threaten        now. The results, said American and        its boycott of inspector Scott Ritter,     Ritter even surveyed Aziz's own
northern and central California.                                              British officials at the cQre of the       a former       U.S. Marine       often     office there, aecording to Clinton /
    For the intrepid swimmers and surfers, the beache of South                special U. . panel's support, are          described in Iraqi propaganda as an        administration officials.
Florida will be the best bet, with water temperatures         generally
approaching 70°F (21°C). The stormy weather of the past few weeks
may make the Gulf waters especially a little choppy and muddy with
                                                                              decidedly a mixed blessing for the
                                                                                    Last week the U. . Special
                                                                                                                         American spy - touched off a cri-
                                                                                                                         sis in January that led to the brink of
                                                                                                                         military conflict with the United
                                                                                                                                                                          Ritter's team, which includes.
                                                                                                                                                                    scientists    and computer analysts
                                                                                                                                                                    who specialize in uncovering Iraqi
sand and seaweed.                                                             Commission,      or U     COM, con-        State and Britain.                         concealment methods, made similar
    Dipping your toes is not recommended           along the southern         ducted nine of the most sensitive              But Iraq backed off both posi-         forays into offices of the Special
California beaches, where water temperature          will be near 60°f'       surprise inspections in its seven-         tion in a Feb. 23 agreement with           Republican       Guard and Special
(15°C). Rains, and strong winds in ahead of the Pacific               year history - and came up laI'gely        U. . Secretary General Kofi Annan.         Security Organization, both run by
depression on Tuesday may bring in nice storm swells along the                empty, according        to accounts        Diplomats       in    ew York and          Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's
Carlsbad/Oceanside      beache in the south as well as in the Santa           emerging from the Clinton adminis-         Washington now say Iraq is on good         younger son Qusay.
CruzlMonterey Bay area on the mid-coast, but a wet suit al}d good             tration and British government.            behavior in hopes of killing the               U SCOM Executive Chairman
board are a must.                                                                 That is neither surprising nor         linked program of inspections and          Richard Butler said on ABC televi-
    Airport delays are very likely all along the ortheastern Corridor,        alarming to those who focus on the         economic sanctions when it comes           sion this morning that before the
Appalachian region and the southern half of Florida on Friday and             technical side of the long cat-and-        up for review in October.                  Annan agreement the inspectors had
Saturday.                                                                     mouse game with Iraqi weapons sci-              To test Iraq's com'pliance, Ritter    been refused entry to more than one
                                                                              entists, but the absence of fresh evi-     led an inspection team on Sunday,          of the sites.
                                                                                         WORLD &                                                                                           THE TECH               Page 3

                     Attac e                                                  wEvi
By David Willman and                       comment after he te tifi d. The             illey'   account    ince la t July,
Alan C. Miller                             pre ident h denied under oath ha -       when her ncounter with Clinton
LOSANGELES   TIMES                         ing e ual contact with Le in ky.         w first reported by CB         ew.
                           WASHI    GTO
                                               In a related development, Hou e          Phil Bunton, the tabloid editor,
     Evidence challenging the truth-         peaker ewt Gingrich (R-Ga.) aid         aid it was not until early last month
fulness of Pre ident Clinton' testi-       Thur day that, when Independent          that a lawyer repre enting Willey
 hony about hi per onal dealing            Counsel Kenneth W. tarr's inve ti-       "suddenly seemed to bite."
with two fonner White' House aide          gation is complete, he want a                Bunton said that the lawyer,
appeared     Thursday     to become        biparti an panel of lawmakers to         Daniel J. Gecker, told a reporter for
stronger in one instance and more          evaluate whether impeachment pro-        the tabloid Feb. 6 that hi client
muddled in the other.                      ceeding are warranted.                     might be prepared to talk for at
     A Beverly Hills, Calif., friend of        Meanwhile, new que tions were        least $300,000." "He [Gecker] told
former intern Monica S. Lewinsky           raised about Kathleen E. Willey, the     u that she had heavy debt and he
testified before a federal grand jury      former White Hou e aide who ha           needed to clear them and he needed
after telling investigators that he        told the grand jury and a national       at least     300,000 to set herself
was among those Lewinsky told of           televi ion audience that on ov. 29,       traight," Bunton said.
having a sexual relationship with           1993, Clinton groped her near the             Willey, 51, was paid no money
Clinton. Both Lewinsky and the             Oval Office.                             for granting the prime-time inter-
frie'nd, 24-year-old         atalie R.         The editor of the upermarket         view that was broadcast          unday
Ungvari, attended Beverly Hill             tabloid tar aid that hi publication      night on CBS's "60 Minute ,"
High School. Ungvari declined to           had tried without      uccess to buy     according to a network poke man.

New Mexican Nationality Bill
Allows Expatriates to be Citizens
By James F. Smith                          eligibility for nationality to include   which      orne expect to unleash
                                                                                                                                                       PHIL 1

LOSANGELESTIMES                            children of Mexican-born people.         greater capital flow by Mexican
                           MEXICO   CITY   And th~ law is retroactive: Those        nationals to Mexico.
     A Mexican law that takes effect       who would have met the revised                For      example,       Ramona      AT THE BOSTO                                PARK PLAZA CASTLE
Friday    will allow millions      of      terms in the past may now claim          Dominguez de Felix now plan to           COR     ER OF         RLI     GTO       STREET       A 0 COL MB                      E     E
Mexican-born Americans and their
children to hold Mexican nationality
                                           back their Mexican nationality.
                                           Those eligible have five years to
                                                                                    buy her coastal retirement home.
                                                                                    Foreigners are barred from buying
                                                                                                                             (Take the Green Line to the Arlington   top and walk do1VRArlington
                                                                                                                                                                                                   treet two blOt:ks)

as well as U.S. citizenship.               apply..                                  property within 100 kilometers of the                  • SIART YOUR JOB SEARCH E RLY
     Analysts say the law could have            The law permits Mexican dual        frontier or 50 kilometers of the coast
far-reaching     practical effects -       nationality but not dual citizenship,    for national security reasons - a law
even potentiaHy reshaping the flows        a distinction that will prevent dual     written with Mexico's 10 s of half its              HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
                                                                                    territory to the United States in the
of people and money between. the
United States and Mexico - and
                                           nationals from voting in Mexican
                                           elections or holding high office          1800s still very much in mind.   ,
                                                                                                                                     OVER 70 COMP IES RECRUITING!
might set off cross-border political       here. Some Mexican Americans are             "This will enhance the economic
repercussions as well.                     now pushing for full voting rights in    mobility of both countries, especial-
     The Nationality Act revokes the       Mexican elections.                       ly in the regions near the border,"
previous     rule that took away                l\.mong the most significant        said Miguel Angel Gonzalez Felix,
Mexican nationality from those who         changes     in the new law is the        a senior Foreign Ministry official
became citizens of another country.        removal of investment restrictions       who helped craft the law and some
Furthermore, the neW act broadens          imposed on f<;>reigners in Mexico,       of the constitutional reforms.

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                                                                                                          et ayed y                                        ection mpropriety
                                                                              The Undergraduate         ociation ha plumbed n w depth                  e-mail sent to a few hundred      tudent had an irreversible
                                                                         with the r cent election debacle. The Tech editorialized in the               impact on the outcome of the election. Thi i a ludicrou          over-
                                                                         p    that th only    ay that the VA c n improve it image and                 e timation of the effect of uch e-mail. MIT tudent          receive
                                                                                                        become a ucce ful, relevant orga-             junk -mail every day and imply delete it. The intention of the
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                                          Chuang         '9                   Editorial                 nization i by making mea urable
                                                                                                       progre     on pecific i ue. After
                                                                                                                                                      no e-mail rule i to reduce the nui ance factor, not to protect the
                                                                                                                                                      "integrity of the eJection."
                          ditor in Chief                                 the event   of the pa t week, that goal ha lipped further from                     Furthennore, their judgem nt may have been clouded by
                        Dan    cGuire '99                                reach.                                                                       knowledge of the ejection re ult . The VA election code tate that
                       Bu ine      anag r                                      In th.e wake of accu ation of impropriety on the part of UA            the Judicial Board may not be barred from any meeting of the
                       Joey Dieckhan   '00                               pre idential candidate Paul T. OppoJd '99, UA Pre iderit Dedric              Election Commi sion, including the tabulation of votes. Even if
                                                                         A. Carter '98 made unethical nomination      to a U Judicial                 the board did not exerci e. their right to view the re u]t , it was
                          anaging     ditor                                                                                                           common knowledge that Oppold had won. A imilar ca e against
                                                                         Board that he had allowed to lie donnant for a year. tudent
                         Jo h Bittker '99
                                                                         cannot have faith in any deci ion of thi board becau e Carter                Raymond W. zeto '99, a candidate for president of the clas of
                        E ecuti           editor                         wa in a po ition to controJ the outcome of the Board'     deci-               1999, wa dropped when it became clear that he lost the election
                        Jennifer          Lane '9                         ion. Particularly,     andra C. andoval '00 i Carter'   vice-               anyway. Two imilar incident were dealt with in very different
                                                                         pre ident, and he tood to benefit from the deci ion of the                   way . Thi may lead one to u pect that the board wa          imply pro-
                                                                         board. Carter hould have accepted the deci ion of the Election               viding another chance for andoval to beat OppoJd.
    Editor:       Brett All chul '99, May K.
                                                                         Commi       ion or a ked an independent party to make the Judicial                If the VA want to be a u eful and effective organization         on
    Tse '9.9, Frank Dabek '00, Dougla            E.
    Heimburger '00;       s oci te Editor : Carina
                                                                         Board nomination      .                                                      carnp~ , it mu t earn the tru t of tudent . The V A tumbled
    Fung '99, Jean K. Lee '99, Jennifer                                       The board, once empanelled, made deci ion that rein-                    badly with this election, and whoever i finally elected president
    Chung '0 I, Krj ta L. iece'O I; t ff: Orli                           forced thi image of impropriety. The board ruled that two ma                 will have to work hard to re uscitate the organization.
    G. Bahcall '99,     hawdee E hghi '99, Eric
      it '99,     harmin Ghaznavi
    Jack on '00, Dudley W. Lamming
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    Michael C. Morgan PhD '95, Gerard Roe G,                                                                                had occurred. 1 would like to commend The
    Chris E. Fore t, Marek Zebrow ki.                                       ot Even-Handed                                  Tech's for its news coverage in the pa t; it              War with Israel
                                                                                                                            alway reported i sues and incidents with bare
                                                                            The article in The Tech ["UA Election          factual content . However, it wa poor photo                 This year's      annual     letter    ["Israeli
                                                                         Re ult Delayed by Appeals," March 13] noted       journalism to include such a picture - one that         Occupation of South Lebanon Unjust," March
                                                                        the charge against Raymond W. Szeto '99 of e-      would most likely recreate the terrible scene all       17] from the J\rab Student Organization was
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                                                                            But what about the other candidate ? Why       more careful about what is important and what          not by much. The display in Lobby 7 brought
                                                                        haven't their offen e been through the same        should be conveyed to the reading public.              up U.N. Resolution' 425, and I entered into a ,
                                                                         crutiny? Friend of mine, including junior that    Broken pieces of wood and glass were not               long talk with the people there. In the talk, I
    OPINION     STAFF                                                   don't even know her and ophomores for whom         appropriate.                                           found an interesting         fact: In 1969 the
   Editor : Ander Hove G, Dan Dunn '94;                                 the letter wa not intended, have complained to                               Victoria M. Gong '00         Lebanese government signed an agreement
       ociate Editor:   aveen unkavally'O I;                            me that they have received unwanted e-mails                                                               with the Palestine Liberation Organization
    taff: tacey E. Blau '98, Mitali Dhar '99,                           from Pooja Shukla '99.           .                                                                        allowing the PLO to set up guerrilla bases in
   Wesley T. Chan '00, Jim J. O'Donnell '00,                                Shouldn't justice be fair? We have ostra-         Comic Should Have                                   Lebanon (The Cairo Agreement). The agree-
    eth Bi en-Her h '01, Andrew J. Kim '01,                             cized Szeto who was only eager to help out his                                                            ment specifically states: "Palestinians resident
   Michael J. Ring '01.
                                                                        class, and yet we overlook what the other candi-        Been Delayed                                      in Lebanon are to be permitted to participate
   SPORTS      STAFF                                                    dates did. All of the candidates spammed. Why           I am concerned about the content of Jennifer      in the Palestinian      revolution     through the
   Editor:  hao-Fei                  Moy '98;          taff:    Chris    hould only one be accused?                        DiMase's comic strip "Perhaps" in the March            Armed Struggle and in accorda.nce with the
   Brocoum '00.                                                                                     Joyance Meechai '00     17. issue of The Tech. The first panel shows a        principles of the sovereignty and security of
                                                                                                                           student hanging himself because he couldn't            Lebanon."
                                                                                                                           use Athena. In light of the recent untimely death           This year's letter complains that Israel is
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                                                       a             g Evac a                                    0                    ay                                    Election,
                               t. Patrick) Day                        ight Be a Celebration of Immigration                                                                  erceptlon,
    --,...---------------                                    lion or di ea e in the late I 40 and early                    Even today in heavily Iri h neighborhoods
                      Michael 1. Ring
        This past Tue day, Suffolk County here in
                                                             1 50.     hile Ireland today i an independent,
                                                             modern, industrial nation, the effect of the
                                                             famine are till noticeable: Ireland i the only
                                                                                                                      like outh Bo ton, harle town, and West
                                                                                                                      Ro bury, oter turnout i often 0 percent. The
                                                                                                                      immen e impact of th Iri h have had in
    the Commonwealth of Mas achu ett mar ed a                nation in Europe who e pr ent day popula-                America h largely come through their re pect
    holiday apparently con id red paramount to the           tion i lover than it wa in I 40.                         for the ballot box. While many today approach                                      Dan Dunn
    hi tory of the city ofBo ton: Eva uation Day.                The hundred of thou and of Irish who                 government with apathy or are totally repul ed
                                 Evacuation Day?             emigrated to merica in the I 40 and 1 50                 by the political proce        ,lri h-American                                    How is it that the
                                 The holiday, cele-          were faced with a har h life a well. Many                (my elf included) till vote religiously and con-                             Undergraduate
                             brated each     arch 17         bu ines e in Ea tern citie refu ed to hire the            ider it a patriotic duty to become involved in                              A ociation has taken a
                             in the city of Bo ton           new immigrant ; unemployment among the                  government at least at the local level.                                       perfectly good election
                             and three other local           new immigrant       wa high. Large families                   The Iri h were     large wave of European                               system and driven it to
                            municipalitie     , com-         were forced to live in cramped, qualid tene-             immigrants to reach the hore of thi nation,                                  it knees? I it incom-
                            memorates the day in             ment , and inadequate health care led to high            but they were by no mean the only one.                                       petence, or some mali-
                             1776 when the Briti h           rate of di ea e.                                        German,         candinavian,      Italian, Greek,                             cious force within the
                            redcoats ended their                 The United tates government had no help              Pole, and Ru ian all followed in huge num-                                   UA?
                            occupation of Boston.                                                        ,           ber . The e group , too, were met with di -                                       The UA ha not
                            By some happy coinci-                                                                    crimination upon their arrival but through                                    been a powerful force
                            dence, March 17 hap-                                                                     hard work and political involvement rapidly                                   for everal years. It
    pens to be Saint Patrick's Day. How fortuitou                                                                    became an integral part of America. Happily,         u ed to be re pected. It u ed to be a force to be
   that Suffolk County, a region which has a large                More than a holiday for the .                      many newer immigrants from A ia and Latin            con idered when a decision was made, a group
   percentage of citizens of Irish de cent, was able           Irish} it could be an Immigrants}                     America are al 0 ucceeding in the United             to be con ulted before the final report was
   to find an event which just happened to coin-                                                                        tate of America.                                  relea ed. The leader of the UA u ed to be per-
   cide with the day of celebration of lri h culture.               Day. It would remind all                                orne new immigrants, however, are strug-      ceived a leader on campu . They had name
        Evacuation Day, as a historical event, i                                                                     gling. The problem they face today are large-        recognition 'and were the fir t to peak for the
   not of the same caliber as Patriot's Day or                  Americans of the strt:tgglesand                      ly the ame one the lri h faced 150 years ago.        students when a representative was needed.
   Bunker Hill Day. Those holidays commemo-
   rate the battles of the American Revolution
                                                                successes of their aruestors and                        capegoating and a lack of available work are
                                                                                                                       till challenge for new immigrant to over-
                                                                                                                                                                              There are two major element to the UA's
                                                                                                                                                                          re pectability. The first i that the group must
    fought here and serve to remind both u and                    serve to ojjer lessonsfOr new                      come. But the spiri of a holiday            uch a    be a vi ibly effective body. They have failed
   the nation of Massachusetts'      role in freeing                                                                 Immigrant'       Day would remind them of two        in that regard for quite a while. The econd
   the United        States   from British      rule.                groups of immigrants.                           tiied and true rule for succe .                      element i that students must have faith that
   Evacuation Day merely marks the day that the                                                                            Fir t, new arrival    hould not be di cour-    their repre entatives were fairly elected. This
   rump of the British contingency          left this                                                                aged by scapegoating. It i only by showing           recent election ha shaken that faith to the
   region to go attack other regions.                                                                                the fruit of their labor that they will be' able     core. It wa not a single choice that did the
       But there is merit for a holiday on March      for the Irish immigrants in the 1850s; the                     to shatter the tereotypes of ociety. Perhaps         damage, but a erie of events.
    17. More than a holiday for the Irish, it could   North and the South were too busy fighting                     our government should do more to help it                 The first flawed deci ion wa to allow
   be an Immigrants' Day. It would remind all         with words and preparing to fight with guns.                   new arrivals, but till the ultimate respon ibil-     Floor Leader Paul T. Oppold '99 and Jennifer
   Americans of the struggles and successes of \ That is not to say the Irish went unnoticed: in                     ity for success or failure rests with the immi-     A. Kelly '99 on the ballot in the fir t place.
    ,heir ancestors and serve to offer lessons for    that decade anti-immigrant sentiment ran mor-                  grants them elves.                                  They did not have the required 440 signatures
, new groups of immigrants arriving to our            bidly high. The Know-Nothing Party, whose                            Second, the Irish experience should show      to be placed on the ballot by the deadline.
   nation.                                            platform was blatantly anti-immigrant, attract-                the need for new immigrant groups to make           Oppold had collected enough ignatures, but
       Saint Patrick's Day reminds us of the con-     ed significant political support in the 1850s.                 their voices heard in the political process. It i   a part of a different team. The Election
   tribution of the Irish to American society. It is      But it did not take long for the Irish to                  no accident that neighborhoods that complain        Commi sion, crazily enough, put Oppold and
   a tale of the struggles of an immigrant popula-    assimilate into. American culture: The immi-                   about a lack of repre entation have a low           Kelly on the ballot anyway. The Election
  'tion that was faced with blatant discrimination    grants cherished their jobs and worked hard to                 voter ,turnout. Only by getting to the ballot       Commi sioner, Seth Bisen-Hersh           '01 was
   upon emigration from the Old Country, and          achieve success, In the factories of the East,                 box can new arrivals make their voices heard        quoted as saying he "didn't want to penalize
   then worked its way up .through society to         the new arrivals toiled night and day to build                 in the halls of government.        .                Oppold." Why not? Wasn'Lit Oppold's lack
   achieve high positions in business and politics.   themselves a better life. Gradually society                          This week, ground was broken on a new         of ignatures, Oppold's responsibility,        that
       The Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s      overcame its stereotypes and became more                       Irish Famine Memorial along the Freedom             was the problem? Why was Bi en-Hersh pro-
   is perhaps one of the greatest human tragedies     accepting of the "Irish-Americans.                             Trail on Washington         Street, near the Old    tecting Oppold from his Qwn mistakes? .
   of the 19th century. A British government led          Nor did the Irish turn away from govern-                   South Meetinghouse and Old State Hou e.                  The Election Commis ion i going to make
   by the sympathetic Robert Peel was forced          ment. Indeed, the success of the first immi:                   The memorial will certainly serve as a monu-        mistake,      maybe not every year, but often
   from office in 1846, and the Irish received no     grants was based in large part on their willing-               ment to the contribution of the Irish in this       enough. For this rea on, and others, the UA
   support from the government of the United          ness to enter the political process. The Irish                 city, but it will also be a beacon of hope to       created the Judicial Board. But this year's
   Kingdom. British iandlords forced Irish tenant     were a mainstay of the Democratic big city                     new immigrants that with hard work and              administration, and the previous one, decided
   farmers off of their property so they could        machines of the Gilded Age. By the turn of                     patriotic responsibility, the American Dream        that the Judicial Board repre ented an obstacle
   avoid feeding the starving farmers. The winter     the century, this political involvement was                    can be theirs. This is something we who are         to progress. Don't ask me why they didn't like
   of 1846-1847 was one of the snowiest on            reaping large dividends: mayoral and guber-                    not ourselves immigrants often take for grant-      it; I haven't asked and I don't much care. But
   record in Europe, further crippling the stum-      natorial races featured Irish candidates with                  ed; and an Immigrants'          Day holiday will    then they did something that was even more
   bling isle. Millions of Irish died from starva-    increasing frequency.                                          remind us of our ancestors' truggle .and these      dangerous than legislating the group out of
                                                                                                                     important values.                                   existence: they left the board empty.
                                                                                                                                                                              So, the opponents of Oppold and Kelly
                                    The Health of aVegan Texan                                                                                                           were unhappy with the Election Commis ion.
                                                                                                                                                                         They checked the Constitution, and 10 and
    ----------.,---------                                     Americans, yet their incidence of obesity was          moderate exercise program, and meditated            behold, there wa a Judicial Board to olve all
                   Guest Column                              far less. These data are attributed to the low-         daily. This group showed not only a slowing         of the problems. But becau e of the irre pon-
                 David A ..Carpenter                          fat, high-fiber, primarily vega]} diet of the          of their disease, but actual reversal in mo t       sible and de tructive behavior of the adminis-
                                                              rural Chinese. Their diet contains about a third       cases. However, the control group, which            tration, it wa empty. And conveniently, the
        eve grown accustomed to folks doing a                of the fat of American diets and 'more than             followed the American Heart Association's           Judicial    Board is nominated       by the UA
   double-take. People I meet generally aren't               twice as much plant starch.                             30% fat diet, got worse. As an added bonus:         Pre ident, Dedric A. Carter '98. And who are
    very surprised      to learn that I «orne from                On the other hand, urban Chinese con-              the experimental    group lost an average of        these opponents of Oppold? They are led by
   T xas: If the drawl doesn't give me away,                 sumed more food from animal sources, and                twenty-two pounds during the first year of          none other than Sandra C. Sandoval '00,
   my Texas T-shirts, my affinity for country                they exhibited significantly higher disease             the study even though they were eating more         Dedric Carter's running mate ofla t year.
   music, or the Lone Star flag proudly hanging              rates. Why is this? This study says that ani-           food, and more often, than before. These                 How can an impartial Judicial Board be
   in my dorm room do. However, most people                  mal protein may have a generally toxic effect           results point to a low-fat vegetarian diet as       chosen? The vice president is running for
   are usually astonished to discover that I fol-            on health. This finding directly supports veg-          an effective means of improving           overall   president, as is the floor leader. .The president
   Iowa low-fat vegan diet. How can that be                  anism over lacto-ovo vegetarianism or meat-             health and well-being. These studies demon-         makes the nominations. Can you tell me that
   possible? Don't real :Texans eat chicken-fried            based Western diets.                                    strate that dramatically reducing or eliminat-      the political leanings of the board were not a
   steak, chili, and barbecue, and then finish it                 Finally, one of the major conclusions of           ing the amount of animal foods in our diets         litmus te t for their nomination? And when
   all off with two big scoops of BI.~e Bell ice             this study states, "Data from this study in             can have significant positive effects on our        you tudy the member hip of the five-person
 . cream?                                                    rural China suggest that the highly sought              health .                                            board, you find that two of the members are
         I did eat that way at one time, and I prob-         after reduction in chronic degenerative dis-                 I had to overcome a certain amount of          from Carter' living group, and a third is from
   ably would have continued to follow tM tra~               ease incidence induced by [contemporary                 pride in making my transition from a largely        where Sandoval lived last year.
   ditional culinary habits of my fellow Texans              U.S. dietary guidelines] is not likely to come          meat-based diet to a plant-based one. After              Even if Carter claim that this Judicial
   had my grandfather           not suffered a heart         true. Instead, the findings ... strongly indicate       all, what Texan would voluntarily give up           Board is unbiased, the perception is there.
   attack and endured subsequent              septuple-      that a substantial change in American dietary           meat? However, it has proven to be a very           This perception is ju t as important as the
   bypass surgery. This event made me realize                patterns from animal based foods to plant               effective decision for me, as I have discov-        reality. The perception held by the public i
   that if I did not make some healthful                     based foods must occur for there to be a sub-           ered a significant increase in energy and a'        what gives the UA legitimacy. By creating
   changes, I stood a good chance 'of suffering              stantial change in disease incidence pat-               decrease in my sleep requirement, both of           this Judicial Board, Carter created a huge
   some of these same problems later in my life.             terns."                                                 which are good attributes for the MIT experi-       problem of image, and therefore a problem of
   Last December. I became a dietary vegan,                        The role of diet in causing or preventing         ence. So, if you've never eaten a meatless          legitimacy.
   and I have become convinced that it is the                disease is further demonstrated in landmark             meal, I'd recommend that you give it a try-              The Judicial Board has the authority to
   single most beneficial decision that J have               studies by Dr. Dean Ornish, M.D. (a Texan,              if this kid from Texas <:an do it, certainly you    know the re uIts of the election that was just
   ever made.                                                by the way), now president and director of              can. If you are worried about nutrition, read       run. Did they see them? I don't know, but I
       There is an abundance of evidence to sup-             the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research              and educate yourself on the matter. Dr. Dean        suspect they did. And with those results in
t  port my decision. Perhaps the most convinc-               Institute in Sausalito, California.                     Ornish, M.D. and Dr. John McDougall, M.D.           hand, they ruled the election invalid, using
   ing data come from Professor                T. Colin           Prior to Ornish's and subsequent studies,          have both written several fantastic books out-      logic that is charitably described as question-
   Campbell       of CorneJl University          and his     heart' disease was thought to be treatable only         lining the health and appearance benefits of a      able. Did they see that Oppold had won the
   China-Cornell-Oxford        Project. It is the largest    with drugs or invasive surgery. Few believed            low-fat vegetarian diet. You might be sur-          fir t time? Did they seize an excuse to give
   epidemiological        study ever undertaken         to   that" its progression    could be halted, only          pri ed to learn that vegetarians get enough         their candidate, Sandoval, another chance? I
   relate diet to the risk of developing disease. A          slowed, and not reversed. However, Ornish               protein without making complicated combi-           can only speculate.
   quick browse through the web site for this                showed       that a group of patients       with        nations of food.                                         Where doe this does leave us? Where
   study (hltp:I/www. human. cornell. edulDNS/               advanced heart disease could not only stop                  Do you choose particular foods because          doe this leave the UA? We are all trapped in
   ChinaPr,oject) reveals some remarkable                    but reverse the progress of their illness by            they really make you feel well or because           a bog of distrust and impotence. At this point,
   results. Among the rural Chinese, rates of                making       fundamental     changes    in their        you have been trained to eat them? Changing         there is only one team I can trust. They aren't
   heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis            life tyles.                                             to a vegetarian diet is a positive long-term        even on the ballot; I know they don't have
  were all far lower than those in the United                     His experimental     group switched to a           life tyle change. It will provide tremendous        cronies bending the rules. When this farce of
   States. On average, rural Chinese were found              very low-fat vegetarian diet (ten percent of            payoffs, not only immediately,        but many      an election reconvenes, I will be voting for
   ,,-  -
. to consume 30% more calories than
                ...                                          calories from fat), stopped smoking, began a
                                                                                                                     years down the road.
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   The Vegeta                                                                                                       biochemist Dr. T. Colin Campbell h found
                                                                                                                    that most children who ate meat consumed
                                                                                                                    about ten time a much protein a nece ary.
                                                                                                                        A s ri of tudie how that animal prod-
                                                                                                                                                                             cott dams (draws comic trip Dilbert)
                                                                                                                                                                           Louisa       ay Alcott (author of Little
   The      Great American                      eatout!                                                             ucts, no matter how rich in calcium, caus cal-             Women)
   By Steven R. L Millman                                     con urnes need to be protein. The ational             cium depletion in the body, resulting in weaker
                                                                                                                                                                             u an B. Anthony
   STAFF REPORTER                                             Academy of cience          uggests that a u eful      bones (not stronger) and higher incident of
            reeting   and alutation      from the             rule of thumb i 0.57 grams of protein per             o teoporo i . In countrie where animal protein         Clive Barker (author of Hellraiser serie )
            Vegetarian Gourmet on March 20, the              kilogram of body weight. For a ix foot four            intake i low, 0 teoporo i i nearly non-exi -           Jeremy Bentham (philo opher)
           day of the Great      merican     eatout!          inch man of 200 pound , this equate to about          tent. There are no other pecie that con ume            William Blake
           The Meatout is the world'         large t         three ounce of teak or one cheeseburger.              milk past childhood, and, besi<tes humans, no           Berke Breathed (cartoonist)
  annual grass-roots dietary education campaign,             Any more protein than i needed by the body            other pecie ever consume another animal's               Charlotte Bronte
  marking the first day of spring by encouraging             i relea ed daily along with other waste . Too         milk. The American Academy of Pediatrics                Chel ea Clinton
  our fellow American to go one day without                  much protein can be a health ri k it elf.             recommend        that no children drink whole
                                                                                                                                                                           Leonardo Da \linci
  animal product.       The Meatout,      like the                Almo t all plant based food have protein         cow's mil during their first year. Cow' milk
  Smokeout, is intended to help people kick the              in more than ufficient quantities to provide          consumed by infants is known to be responsi-            Charles Darwin
  "meat habit" and encourage them to eat a diet              what we human need. Only certain fruits lack          ble for inte tinal bleeding, indigestion, iron          Thomas Edi on
  healthy for their bodie , their environment, and           the marginal amount required to live. A veg-          deficiency yndrome, juvenile diabetes, and is           Ralph Waldo Emerson
  their souls. Thi week the Vegetarian Gourmet               etarian would have to either be starving or eat-      the leading cau e of food anergies.                     Amanda Feilen (vegan)
  will forego the usual recipes and re taurant               ing nothing but kiwi and grapefruit in order               After about the age of four, human chil-           Mahatma Gandhi
  reviews to speak a bit about the myth and reali-           to not get enough protein.                            dren stop producing certain enzymes which               Henry Heimlich M.D. (created Heimlich
  tie of vegetariani m and throw out orne inter-                  Myth #3: OK, vegetarians get protein, but        make the dige tion of milk simple. While only
  esting information. The Vegetarian Gourmet                only meat and dairy are complete proteins.             20 percent of Caucasians become eriously
                                                                                                                                                                          Krishnamurti Jiddu (spiritual teacher)
  can be reached at                     In order to survive, human require twenty-       lactose intolerant as a result, more than two-
                                                            two amino acid , the building blocks of protein.      third of people of African, A ian,           ative        teven Jobs (founded Apple Computer)
      th and ReaJitie                                       Of the e, eight "e enrial" amino acids cannot         American, and Mexican de c nt uffer from                 Franz Kafka
       Myth # I: Vegetarians are sickly.                    be manufactured by the human body and must            thi condition which can cause bloating, vom-            Carla Lane (TV script writer)
       According       to the       World      Health       be inge ted. Foods like meat and dairy prod-           iting, gas, cramp , headache        and asthma.         Milton
   Organization,     vegetarians      a a group are         ucts, which have all of the essential aminQ           Director of Pediatrics        at Johns Hopkins          Alan Moore (comic book writer, Watchmen,
  among the healthie t people. There are no                 acids, are called pem t protein . The argument        University, Dr. Frank Oski say, "There's no
                                                                                                                                                                               V For Vendetta, Marvelman.)
  population in the world which have both high              i that vegetarians need to be careful to com-         reason to drink cow's milk at any time. It was
                                                                                                                                                                          Sir Isaac ewton
  meat intake and low or average rates of colon             bine food in order to get all eight essential         designed for calve , it wa not designed for
  cancer. There are al 0 no populations in the              amino acids with dishe like rice and bean _           humans, and we should a I stop drinking it              Plato'
  world which have both low meat intake and                      Howev r, virtually the only way to miss get-     today, this afternoon."                                 PythagoTUs
  high or average        rate    of colon cancer.              all
                                                            ting      of the e ential amino acids you need is           Myth #5: Leave me alone. at least I'm not         Sir C. V. Raman (Nobel prize-winning
  Vegetarians have considerably fewer prob-                 by eating the exact same food ~11the time. A          hurting anyone else.                                        physicist)
  lems with heart disea e, high blood pres UTe,             diet of broccoli and water would be sorely defi-              ot exactly true. In addition to the enor-       Srinivasa Ramanujan (mathematician)
    trokes, kidney disea e, diabetes,          peptic    . cient in term of essential amino acids, b.ut it        mous cost to our health care sy tern (a propos-         Serge'Raynaud        de la Ferriire (vegan,
  ulcers, gall tone , arthritis, irritable colon syn-       would al 0 be lack many vitamins, minerals,           al to put warning labels on red meat was
                                                                                                                                                                              founded Universal Great Brotherhood)
  drome, hypoglycemia, constipation, diverticu-            and other e sential nutrients. A vegetarian diet       recently CTUhed by the meat lobby), there is a
  losis, hypertension, osteoporo is, hemorrhoids           with orne variety provides all of the essential        tremendous environmental toll exacted by the            Ruth Rendell (writer)                         .
  (oh the humanity!), obesity, asthma, trichi-             amino acids without fus or worry. Finally, the         meat industry. All over the world, forests are          Jean Jacques       Rousseau'    (writer   and
  no is, spongiform encephalopothy, food borne               oy bean, and hence tofu, tempeh, and their          being cut down to create more grazing area                   philosopher)
  illnesses, and nearly all forms of cancer.               more proce ed derivatives, are all perfect pro-        for beef cattle. Since 1960, nearly half of all         Albert Schweitzer (philosopher,         physi-
       Myth #2: Vegetarians, especially vegans,            teins, equivalent in that respect to meat.            the Central .American rain forests have been                 cian, musician, clergyman, missionary)
 don't get enough protein.                                       Myth #4: So vegetarianism        is fine for    destroyed explicitly for this purpose. These             George Bernard Shaw (writer)
       Even though thi que tion was answered               adults, but children need animal products like         rain forests are the primary source of oxygen
                                                                                                                                                                          Percy She)Jey (poet)
 pretty definitively by Hardinge and tare in               milkfor calcium and higher protein needs.             and contain much of our biodiversity.
 the American Journal of Clinical             utrition             o doubt that the healthiest infants will            South American rain forests are also being         Upton Sinclair (writer)
 (2:73) way back in 1954, people still ask the             those who who drink mother's milk as their            toppled at an alarming rate to make room for             Isaac Bashevis Singer (Nobel Prize win-
 Vegetarian Gourmet how he can possibly get               exclusive menu for at least the first several          beef cattle pastures. Think about that the next              ner in Literature)
 enough protein. Despite what you might have               months of post-partum life. But this is a far         time McDonald's gives away toys celebrating              Peter Singer (philosopher)
 been told in the bygone years of your impres-             cry from saying that babies or older children          Earth Day. Altogether over three million acres          Socrates
 sionable     youth, expert       agree that only          need to drink cows milk or other animal prod-         of crop land in the United States are lost to            Colin Spencer (vegan food critic)
 between 2.5 and 10 percent of calories one               ucts that don't come from mom. Nutritional             topsoil erosion each year as a result of raising
                                                                                                                                                                          Chandrashekar       Subrahmanyam       (Nobel
                                                                                                                 livestock, and eight acres of forest per second
                                                                                                                                                                              prize-winning astrophysicist)
                 A COLLECTIO                OF VEGFJrARIAN WEB SITES                                             are destroyed to create new land for grazing.
                                                                                                                 In case you were wondering, each vegetarian              Emanuel Swedenborg
                                                                                                                 saves one acre of trees per year by reducing             Nikola Tesla (inventor)
    World guide to Vegetariani m                            egetarian Resource Group                             his or her demand for meat.                              The Vegetarian Gourmet!
   http://www.                         http://www.                                         In addition, livestock excrement in the U:S.       Henry David Thoreau
   Vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly      re tau-        Publisher of Vegetarian     Journal, informa-          alone amounts to 250,000 pounds per second,              Tolstoy
    rants, stores, organizations, and services             tion, online games                                    roughly twenty times what the human popula-
                                                                                                                                                                          Mark Twain
                                                                                                                 tion produces. That excrement is not only the
    Vegetarian Central                                                                                                                                                    Alice Walker (vegan)
                                                          Mlt' Vegetarian upport Group                           leading cause of topsoil erosion, it is also a
   http://www. vegetariancentral. org/                                                                           leading cause of groundwater contamination.              Alan Watts (philosopher)
   Links, search engine                                                                                                More Myths and Realities in the weeks and          H.G. Wells (author)
                                                          Information,    events, re taurant reviews,
                                                           recipe, and link                                      months to come, but, for today, try twenty-four          William Wordsworth
   Vegetarian Pages                                                                                              hours without meat. You might find you like it.
                                                            orth     merican Vegetarian      ociety
   Information, links
                                                                                                    FACTS ABour VEGNrARIANISM
                                                          Information, events, community organizations
   Vegan         ction                                                                                             Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat meat daily compared to once a week: 3.8                                                                                             times
   Information, activist                                  Earth ave                                                For women who eat eggs daily compared to once a week: 2.8 times
                                                                          For women who eat bu..tterand cheese 2--4 times a week: 3.25 times
   Vegetarian Resource Center                             Information, events, community       organiza-           Average U.S. man's risk of death from heart attack: 50 percent                  tions, activist                                         Risk of average U,S. man who eats no meat: 15 percent
   Information, links, community organizations                                                                     Risk of average U.S. man who eats no-meat, dairy or eggs: 4 percent
                                                          Veg ource                                                Amount you reduce risk of heart -attack if you reduce consumption of meat, dairy and eggs
   International Vegetarian Union                                                     by 10 percent: 9 percent                                   Information,     discussion boards,     recipes           Amount you reduce risk of heart attack if you reduce consumption by 50 percent: 45 percent
   Great information in at least I~ languages             (over 5000), events, links                                                                                       SOURCE:   DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA   BY TOM ROBBINS


Jf you've seen Coon, you've seen them all
By Vladimir       v.   Zelevlnsky                         in a movie without Chan. Be prepared to see                 The first half of the movie is quite off-         of which are quite creative) doesn't help
STAFF REPORTER                                            amazing stunts (all performed by Jackie him-           p~tting - situations are cliched, the plot is         'much.
Directed by Sammo Hung                                    self) and some of the best physical comedy             beyond cliched, and the film induces more                  The movie picks up noticeably in the sec-
With Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Gabrielle               since Buster Keaton played Sherlock Jr .. It's         groans than wows. Acting is non-existent:              ond half, when several things come together.
Fitzpatrick, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont                     fun watching the total abandon with which              Making Jackie's character a TV chef was a              One of the biggest is that the yjJJainous drug
                                                          he battle the countless opponents with tools           bad idea to begin with, since it's not really          dealer Giancarlo (Richard Norton) begins tak-
         s a free reader service, we're offer-            as varied as wheelbarrows, concrete mixers,            utilized, and it leaves him stranded without a         ing an important role. Norton is highly enter-
         ing a buy one/get one free feature!              giant inflatable dinosaurs, monster trucks,            finn grip on his character (although he can            taining as a compulsively-clean    and cowardly
         This piece features 2 (two) reviews              and chili peppers.                                     act, as he shows in his takes on James Bond            bully (his house' is a marvel of interior deco-'
         of Mr. Nice Guy for our gentle                       Now, for the people who have seen Jackie           in First Strike and Indiana Jones in Operation         rating and is visually a treat as well). In addi-
 patrons!                                                Ch~n movies before, this one is a mixed bag;            Condor). The initial promise of a capable              tion, the action set-pieces     become highly
     The first one is for people who have                on average, perhaps the weakest of the recent           female partner (investigative      TV reporter         inventive and funny, causing both gasps of
never seen a Jackie Chan movie before:                   American releases (Rumble in the Bronx,                 Diana, played with some verve by GabrieJle             disbelief and fits of laughter. One sequence,
What are you waiting for? Granted, this                  Supercop,      First Strike,  and Operation             Fitzpatrick)    evaporates   very soon, when           set in a half-finished   building of concrete
movie features the worst screenplay in recent            Condor).     The plot is a rough rewrite of             Diana is reduced,to running around in her              walls and blue doors, is a gem.
memory (yes, worse than Switchback), with                Rumble in the Bronx: Jackie gets his hands on           underwear. By the end she is completely for-               If you haven't seen Supercop or Operation
groan-inducing     acting, appalling overplot-           a McGuffin and is pursued by a gang of punks            gotten. What's worse, the violence (the non-           Condor, rent them - they are both better.
ting, lots of gratuitous violence, and so on.            and an anny of black-suited criminals. Chao             Jackie-perpetrated     kind) is disturbing and         But if you have, and think that Jackie already
On the other hand, it stars Jackie Chan, and,            spends most of the time in one of thre~ activi-         clashes with the 'lighter mood of the physical         did everything that can possibly be done by a
as such, it features stuff that you've never             ties: chasing the bad guys, being chased by             comedy. The fact that every third shot has             human, see Mr. Nice Guy and you'll change
seen on screen before and will never ever see            the bad guys, and fighting the bad guys.                some fonn of product placement (albeit some            your mind.
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 Written by Jeannine Dominy, based on the biography The                   Mon-Fri     All students                      Spring vacation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        children under 5. Half-price admis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sion on Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

   Po                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tours daily of "Walk Through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Computer 2000:        a orklng two-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        story model of a PC. Museum fea-
  Ava on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tures a collection of vintage ~
  15 lansdowne        St.,    Boston.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        puters and robots with over 150
  Tickets: 931-2000.     Information:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hands-on exhibits illustrating      the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        evolution, use, and impact of com-
  Mar. 27: They Might Be Giants,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        puters. Featured exhibits Include
  with Lincoln and Double Dong.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         "The Hacker's Garage:         a recre-
  Apr. 15: Sister Hazel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ation of a '70s hacker's garage
  Apr. 17: The Specials.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with such items as an Apple I and
  May 2: Our lady Peace, with Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pong, "The Networked           Planet:
  Lab and Headswim.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Traveling        the    Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Highway," an electronic tour of the
  BerlcJee Petfonnace Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Internet; "Robots and Other Smart
  136 Massachusetts     Ave, Boston.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Machines,"     an interactive exhibj..
  Tickets: 931-2000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tion of artificial intelligence    and
  Mar. 21: Victoria Williams, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        robots, and "Tools & Toys: The
  Chris Stills. $1~.50.                                      A vveek y guide to the arts n Boston                                                                                                                       Amazing     Personal     Computer";
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        .People    and Computers:        which
  The Pall dlum                                                        March 20 - Apri   2                                                                                                                              Milestones       of a Revolution,"
  261 Main Street,        Worcester.
  Tickets: 423-NEXT.                                            Compiled by Joel M. Rosenberg                                                                                                                           explores a number of ways com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        puters impact everyday life.
  Apr. 11: Squirrel     Nut Zippers.
                                                                                 on to ott    or by Interdepartmental    mall to "On The To n," The Tec:h, W20-483.                                    Through May 31: "Wizards           and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        their    Wonders:      Portraits      in
  Somerville Theater                                                                                                                                                     Petruchio, but even a pair as tal-
  Davis Square, Cambridge. Tickets:                                                                                                                                      ented as they have trouble estab-              Isabella       Stewart       Gardner
  628-3390 or 931-2000.                                                                                                                                                  lishing themselves as the headlin-             MUMHIm
  Mar. 21: 6th Annual Festival of                                                                                                                                        ers of this         zany   circus of           280 The Fenway, Boston. 566-
  Women Songwriters,       featuring                                                                                                                                     Shakespearean sexism and direc-                1401. Tuesday through Sunday.
  Mindy Jostyn, Mica Richards, Faith                                                                                                                                     torial   invention.     You may be             11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission         $10,
  Soloway, Elizabeth \Ion Trapp, and                                                                                                                                     incensed, but you won't be bored.              $7 for seniors,     $5 for students
  Eddie from Ohio. $16 and $15,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with 10 ($3 on Wednesday), free
  students and seniors $2 off, add                                                                                                                                       Boston Ballet                                  for children under 18. The muse-
  $1 day of show.                                                                                                                                                        "Ode to Joy," featuring Lila York's            um houses more than 2500 art
  Apr. 17: String Cheese Incident.                                                                                                                                       uplifting premiere of same name,               objects, with emphasis on Italian
  Jiggle the Handle     with Kellar                                                                                                                                      set to Beethoven's      celebrated             Renaissance       and 17th-century
  Williams.                                                                                                                                                              choral work, George Balanchine's               Dutch works. Among the highlights
  Apr. 23, 24: Guster, with Emmett                                                                                                                                       "Capriccio      for   Piano      and           are     works     by   Rembrandt,
  Swimming (Apr. 23), Mysteries of                                                                                                                                       Orchestra,'   and Daniel Pelzig's              Botticelli,   Raphael,   Titian, and
  Life (Apr. 24).                                                                                                                                                        "Cantabile." Through Mar. 29.                  Whistler.     Guided   tours    given
  Apr. 26: Jonatha Brooke, with Dee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fridays at 2:30 p.m.
  Carstensen. $20.
                                                                                                                                                                         Dance Umbrella                                 Through     Apr. 26: "Titian      and
  May 8: Babatunde     Olatunji, with
                                                                                                                                                                          "Jazz Tap/Hip-Hop: Cool Heat with             Rubens: Power, Politics, Style."
  Abdoul Doumbia     and his West                                                                                                                                        an Urban 'Beat," born out of an
  African Drum Ensemble.
                                                                                                                                                                         understanding       that a stage can           Swatch Museum
                                                                                                                                                                         share rapid 'fire taps with hand-              57 JFK St., Cambridge. 864-1227.
 ProvIdence Civic Center
                                                                                                                                                                         stands, headspins and sp'its, by               Monday    through     Saturday,  10
 1 LaSalle Square,     Providence.
                                                                                                                                                                         artistic   director   Jeremy Alliger.          a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noo0-5 p.m.
 Tickets: 931-2000.
                                                                                                                                                                         Mar. 19 at 7 p.m., Mar. 20 and                 Ongoing: Swatch watches by Keith
 Apr. 4, 5: Phish. $25. Both shows
                                                                                                                                                                         21 at 8 p.m., Mar 22 at 2 p.m. at              Haring, Christian     LaCroix, Sam
 sold out.                                                                                                                                                               the Emerson Majestic           Theatre,
                                                                                                                                                       SUSAN WILSON                                                     Francis, an.d others.
                                                                                                                                                                         219      Tremont      St.,    Boston ..
 The Otpheum Theatre                      Mindy Jostyn, Mica Richards, Faith Soloway, Elizabeth Yon Trapp, and Eddie from
                                                                                                                                                                         Tickets: 824-8000,        student rush         MITMuseum
 Hamilton Place, Boston. Tickets:         Ohio, featured participants In the Sixth Annual Festival of Women Songwriters, will                                            on day of show. Info: 482-7570.                265 Massachusetts            Ave. 253-
 423-NEXT.     Information:      679-     play at the Somerville Theater Saturday night.                                                                                                                                4444. Tuesday through Friday, 10
 0810.                                                                                                                                                                   AlvIn Alley    AmerIcan    Dance               a.m.-5     p.m.; Sat.-Sun"       noon-5
 Apr. 3: Steve Miller Band. $36,           Pound.                                     Sullivan Players. Agassiz Theater,       Oscar winners Quentin Tarantino
                                                                                                                                                                         Theatre                                        p.m. Admission $3.
 $26.                                     Apr. 5: The Elevator      Drops,            Radcliffe        Yard,      Harvard.     and Marisa Tomei star in this
                                                                                                                                                                         April 14 through 19 at the Wang                Ongoing: "Gestural         Engineering:
 Apr. 24: Medeski,        Martin,    &     Godbey.                                    Information: 496-HRGS. Tickets at        Broadway-bound          revival     of
                                                                                                                                                                         Center. Call 482-6661 for informa-             The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson";
 Wood, and OJ Logic                       Apr. 6: The Promise Ring, Jimmy            Sanders Theater Box Office, 45            Frederick   Knott's    1966 thriller      tion.       .                                  " Lightforest:      The Holographic
 May 5, 6: Bonnie Raitt. with Keb          Eat World: '                              Quincy St, Cambridge. 496-2222.           about a blind woman menaced by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rainforest";      "Holography:   Artists
 Mo. $36, $26.                            Apr. 9: Aaron Flynn, 3 Percent,            Apr. 2-5 and 9-11. Opening night          a real scary guy. Leonard (Master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Inventors.;          "MIT Hall of
                                          Cottonmouth.                               black tie required. Closing night         Class) Foglia directs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hacks," chronicles of MIl's histo-
  The Roxy                                Apr. 10: Bim Skala 8im, Big 0 &            hack night. Produced by Jesse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ry of pranks, wit, and Wizardry;
  279 Tremont      Street,    Boston.     the Kids Table.                            Kellerman       and Eileen       Woo.    Oscar Wilde: DIversIons          and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Light Sculptures by Bill Parker";
 Tickets: 931-2000.      Information:     Apr. 11: TR3 (featuring      Tim           Directed by Vladimir Zelevinsky G.       Delights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Math      in 3D: Sculptures            by
  281-6946.                               Reynolds), Agents of Good Roots,           Music       directed      by     David   Copley Theatre,     505 Boylston
                                                                                                                                                                          Museum of ScIence                             Morton         G.    Bradley,.      Jr.";
  Apr.    1:   An    eveni ng     with    SameAsYou.                                  Lyczkows~.             ,                Street, Boston. Information: 266-
                                                                                                                                                                          Science Park, Boston. 723-2500,               "MathSpace:         a hands-on explo;
  Strangefolk. $14.                       Apr. 14: Superchunk.                       A tale of a lovelorn sheper(j, his       7262. Through April 5. Curtain is
                                                                                                                                                                          Daily, 9 a.m.-5          p.m.;    Fri., 9     ration of geometry.
 Apr. 5: Reverend      Horton Heat,       Apr. 16: Third Eye Blind.                  fairy mother, her magical sisters,       at 8 p.m. Wednesday         through
                                                                                                                                                                          a.m.-9     p.m.; Saturday through             Through June 14: "Piranesi              in
 with face to Face & The Mighty                                                      and their fight with the Britain's       Saturday, with 3 p.m. matinees on
                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday,. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission              Perspective:      Designing the Icons
 Blue Kings. $16.50.                      Great Woods                                House of Lords. Combining whim-          Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are
                                                                                                                                                                          $9, $7 for children          3-14      and    of an Age."
 Apr. 10: Spring Funk Fest. featur-       Tickets: 423-NEXT or 423-6000.             sical humor, political satire, and       $29.50 to $38.50.
                                                                                                                                                                          seniors.      Free     with     MIT 10.
 ing Liquid Soul and Brooklyn Funk        Jun. 3, 5: James Taylor. $36 pavil-        romantic drama, .'olanthe"        is a   A one-person show written by John
                                                                                                                                                                          Admission      to Omni, laser, and              Ust VIsual Arts Center
 Essentials.    $20 advance,       $23    ion, $20 lawn.                             spectacle to be remembered, fea-         Gay and featuring      well-known
                                                                                                                                                                          planetarium       shows is $7.50,            . Wiesner     Building,   20 Ames St.
 door.                                    Jun. 21: WKLB Boston Country               turing W.S.Gilbert sharp dialogue        West Coast theater veteran Ken
                                                                                                                                                                          $5.50 for children and seniors.                 253-4400,       Tuesday     through
 Apr. 14: Funk Music Festival, fea-       Festival, festuring    Randy Travis,       and highly quotable        lyrics and    Ruta as the eminently quotable
                                                                                                                                                                          The Museum features the theater                Thursday,       Saturday     through
 turing Maco Parker, Rshbone, and         Joe Diffie, Martina McBride, Lee           Arthur Sullivan's hummable tunes.        author of The Importance of Being
                                                                                                                                                                          of electricity and more than 600               Sunday,     noon-6     p.m.; Friday,
 Rve Rngers of Funk. $25.                 Roy Parnell,      Jo D~e Messina.                                                   Earnest. The play is set in 1899
                                                                                                                                                                          hands-or       exhibits.       Ongoing:        noon-8     p.m. Through Mar. 22:
                                          $28.50 pavilion, $18.50 lawn.                Molly Sweeney                          in a dilapidated  Paris opera hall
                                                                                                                                                                          "Discovery Center," "Investigate!              Francesc Torres, "The Repository
ParadIse Rock Club                        Aug. 26, 28, 30: Jimmy Buffett               Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949       which Wilde, impoverished,       dis-
                                                                                                                                                                         A See-For-Yourself              Exhibit,"       of Absent Aesh" and "The Fury of
967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.            and the Coral Reefer Band. $51,              Commonwealth        Ave., Boston       graced, and exiled following his
                                                                                                                                                                          "Welcome        to the Universe .•             the Saints;" .Wendy Jacob with
Tickets: 423-NEXT. Information:           $39.50    pavillion,  $26 lawn. On           Information:   491-2026,    through    stint in prison for sodomy, has
                                                                                                                                                                         Through       Apr. 26: "Balancing               Temple Grandin,       "The Squeeze
562-8800.                                 sale Mar. 21 at 9 a.m., limit 4              March 29. Curtain is at 8 p.m.         rented for a lecture in' pursuit of
                                                                                                                                                                         Acts."                                          Chair Project. "
Mar. 20: Fat Bag, with Epileptic          pavilion, 8 lawn.                           Thursday through Saturday and at        quick cash.
                                                                                                                                                                         Through May 3: "Living on the
Disco.                                                                                 2 p.m. on Sunday (March           29
                                                                                                                                                                          Edge."      Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.:               Rhode Island School of DesIgn
Mar. 22: Joe Satriani, with The                                                        only). Tickets $17 to $20; $15 for      The      Search    for  Signs      of
                                                                                                                                                                          "Reminiscences:             McKinley-         224 Benefit St., Providence,             RI.
Derek Trucks Band.                                                                     seniors and students.                   Intelligent Ute In the UnIverse
Mar. 25: The Aware Tour featuring
Gibb Droll, Thanks to Gravity,
                                          Jazz Music
                                                                                      The award.winning      Nora Theatre
                                                                                       Company presents the Boston pre-
                                                                                       miere of Brian Friel's three-hander
                                                                                                                              Threshold Theater at the Boston
                                                                                                                              Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont
                                                                                                                              Street, Boston. Information: 426-
                                                                                                                                                                          Bradford Washburn.
                                                                                                                                                                        'Now showing
                                                                                                                                                                                                       lectur~ by

                                                                                                                                                                                             in the theaters:
                                                                                                                                                                          "Laser Space Odyssey,"             Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Muse\Jm of Art. 401-454.6502,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday through Thursday and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday     th'rough      Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-8
Mar. 27: Space Monkeys,       with       Charles    Hotel,    Harvard Sq.,             about a blind, married woman           0320. Through April 4. Curt'ain is
                                                                                                                                                                         through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. "Laser               p.m.     Admission         $2,   $1 for
Ivy.door.                                Cambridge.     Information:  661-            Who, at her husband's        behest,    at 8 p.m. Thursday.through
                                                                                                                                                                         Grateful Dead:        Sunday, 8 p.m.;          seniors.
Mar.     28:  Splashdown,     with       5000.                                        undergoes a series of operations        Saturday       and at 2 p.m.      on
                                                                                                                                                                         "Laser      Rage Fest,"        Thursday        Through     Apr. 5: "Wotking           the
Betwixt.                                 Mar. 20: Roomful of Blues.                   to restore her sight. "In an almost     Sunday. Tickets are $15; $12 for
                                                                                                                                                                         through Saturday, 9:15 p.m.; "Pink             Stone: Process and Progress of
Apr. 1: Whiskeytown.                     Mar. 21: Rebeccas Parris with Ian            musical counterpoint, the charac-       seniors and students.
                                                                                                                                                                         Floyd: The Wall," Friday through               Lithography."     •
Apr. 3: Percy Hill.                      Shaw and the Kenny Hadley Big                ters reveal the story of Molly's        Kate Caffrey heads an ensemble
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday. at 10:30 p.m.; "Laser                Through      Apr.      19:    works      by
Apr. 4: BOOaloo, with John Browns        Band.                                        world before and after surgery and      staging of Jane Wagner's play. Lily
                                                                                                                                                                         Doors," Sunday at 9:15 p.m.                    Geoffre~. Beene.
Army.                                                                                 her clash with 'sightedness."           Tomlin played all the parts in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Through       Apr.      26:    "Artistic
Apr. 7,8: Leftover Salmon.               Sculler's                                  . Scott Edmiston, who staged Friel's      original version, from Trudy the
                                                                                                                                                                         Museum of Rne Arts                             Expressions         from the Human
Apr. 11: Marc Cohn.                      400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston.              Dancing at Lughnasa at Worcester        Bag Lady, giving her extraterrestri-
                                                                                                                                                                        465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 267-               Spirit: Selections from the Nancy
Apr. 13: Mono.                           Tickets: 931-2000.     Information:          Foothills Theatre, directs a cast       al companions an introduction to
                                                                                                                                                                        930Q, Monday through Tuesday,                   Sayles Day Collection of Modern
Apr. 16: Slipknot.                       562-4111.                                    that includes Judith Mcintyre, Paul     earth, to unemployed       aerobics
                                                                                                                                                                        10 a.m.-4:45      p.m.; Wednesday,              Latin-American Art."
Apr. 17: Superdrag, with Apple in        Mar. 20, 21: Jimmy Scott.                    Kerry, and Richard Mawe.                addict Chrissy to angry young per-
                                                                                                                                                                        10 a.m.-9:45        p.m.; Thursday              Ongoing: "Color and Form: 20th
Stereo and Tuscadero.                    Mar. 25: Carol Akerson, with Bob                                                     formance artist Agnus Angst to
                                                                                                                                                                        through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.';                Century American Paintings from
Apr. 18: Chapter in Verse, with          Winter and Herb Pomeroy.                     Blue Man Group                          earnest Lynn, whose feminist jour-
                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday    through      Sunday.,    10         the Permanent Collection."
Ben Swift Band.                          Mar. 26, 27: Monty Alexander and            Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton          ney is a play in itself.
                                                                                                                                                                        a.m.-5:45     p.m. West Wing open               Woods-Gerry Gallery, 62 Prospect
                                         Yard Movement.                              Street, Boston. 426-6912. Playing
                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday through Friday until 9:45              St .. Monday through Saturday, 10
 The MIddle East                         Mar. 29: Fatal Mambo.                       indefinitely.  Curtain is at 8 p.m.        The Taming of the Shrew
                                                                                                                                                                        p.m. Admission $10, $8 for stu-                 a.m.-4    p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
 472      Massachusetts          Ave.,   Apr. 1: Bo Winiker      Band, with          on Wednesday and Thursday, at 7           American Repertory Theatre at the
                                                                                                                                                                        dents and seniors, children under               Through     Feb. 15: "Sculpture
 Cambridge.     Information:      497-   Harb Pomeroy.                               and 10 p.m. on Friday            and      Loeb DramaCenter,         64 Brattle
                                                                                                                                                                        17 are free;      $2 after 5- p.m.              Department Exhibition."
 0576.                                   Apr. 5: Fairport Convention.                Saturday, and at 3 and 6 p.m. on          Street, Cambridge.      Information:
                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday     through     Friday, free
 Mar. 20: Rocket From The Crypt.         Apr. 18,19: Chuck Mangione.                 Sunday. There are additional per-         547-8300.       Through March 21.
                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday after 4 p.m. Monday
 Mar. 21: The Damned,             Tura                                               formances at 4 p.m. on February           Curtain is at 8 p.m. on Mar. 12, and
                                                                                                                                                                        through Friday, free with MIT 10.
 Satana, Man Will Surrender.
 Mar. 22: John Brown's
Motion, The Mighty Charge.
Mar. 25: Lagwagon, Ducky Boys,
                                         Methodist Church
                                         1555     Massachusetts
                                         Cambridge.    Information:

                                                                                      20 and 21. Tickets $35 to $45.
                                                                                     It would be difficult and unfair to
                                                                                     catalogue fully the antics of the
                                                                                      Drama Desk Award-winning trio of
                                                                                                                               17 through 21, and at 7 p.m. on
                                                                                                                               Mar. 15; there are matinees at 2
                                                                                                                               p.m. on Mar. 15 and 21 and at 10
                                                                                                                               a.m. on Mar. 18 and 19. Tickets are
                                                                                                                                                                        Introductory walks through all col-
                                                                                                                                                                        lections begin at 10:30 a.m. and
                                                                                                                                                                        1:30 p.m.; "Asian, Egyptian, and
                                                                                                                                                                        Classical Walks" begin at 11:30                 Poetry        and       MusIc:      Emily
Carpet Patrol.                           8778.                                       cobalt-painted     bald pates who         $22 to $52; discounts fOf seniors
                                                                                                                                                                        a.m.; "American        Painting     and         DIckinson
Mar. 26: Hypnotic        Clambake,       Mar. 28: Aardvark Jazz Orchestra.           have settled into long runs Off          and students.            .
                                                                                                                                                                        Decorative Arts Walks" begin at                 Mar. 30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Smokin        Grass,         Acoustic                                                Broadway      and at the Charles         Andrei Serban, who helmed such
                                                                                                                                                                        12:30 p.m.; "European Painting                  Killian Hall (14W-111).
Syndicate, Larry Keel Experience.                                                    Playhouse.      They begin    their      m~morable        American Repertory
                                                                                                                                                                        and Decorative Arts Walks" begin                A joint literature and music lecture
Mar. 27: Canine, Viper House,                                                        delightful and deafening evening         Theatre outings as "The Three
Miracle Orchestra.
Mar. 28: Helium, Steater-Kinney,
Fan Modine.
                                         Theater                                     o. anti-performance     art beating
                                                                                     drums that are also deep buckets
                                                                                     of primary paint, so that sprays of
                                                                                                                              makes his mark on the Bard's
                                                                                                                                          and .The King Stag",

                                                                                                                                             incorrect   comedy in
                                                                                                                                                                        at 2:30 p.m.; Introductory
                                                                                                                                                                        are also offered Sat. at 11 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                        and 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                        Ongoing exhibitions:'"

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Beyond the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be offered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Professor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       John Hildebidle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Professor Music and Theater Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Peter Child. The talk will focus on

Mar. 29: Sleater-Kinney, Helium.          Macbeth                                    color jump from the instruments          which mercenary wooer Petruchio
                                                                                                                                                                        Screen: Chinese Furniture of the                the poetry of Emily Dickinson and
Mar. 31: Rorshack        Multi-Media      La Sala de Puerto        Rico. Mil         like breaking    surf, and end by         "tames"      a headstrong       wife.
                                                                                                                                                                        16th and 17th Centuries";          "The         how to set it to music.
Event with Roger Miller of Binary         Student      Center.  Tickets    and       engulfing the spectatorship in tan-      Surprisingly, Serban does not send
                                                                                                                                                                        Art of Africa, Oceana,        and the           The class will feature      a perfor-
System, Jake Trussle of Toneburst         Information:   253-2903.    Mar. 20-       gles of toilet paper.                    up the play's most troublesome
                                                                                                                                                                        Ancient Americas. "                             mance of Peter Child's         "Emily
Collective.                               21. Tickets:     $6 students     and                                                speech, ex-shrew Katharina's 44-
                                                                                                                                                                        Through     Apr.     12:    "America            Dickinson Songs. by Janna Baty,
Apr. 1: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs,         seniors, $8 general public. Group          Walt Until Dark.                          line ode to female abasement;
                                                                                                                                                                        Draws,"                                         soprano,      and Elaine Chew G,
Cherry Poppin' Daddies.                  rates available.                           Wilbur   Theatre,  246 Tremont            instead he makes it part of a rite
Apr. 2: Skatalites,        Let's    Go                                              Street. Boston. Information: 423-         of mutual surrender and marital                                                           piano and will including the pre-
                                         Directed by Tony Simotes, MIl's
                                                                                                                                                                        Computer Museum                                 miere of two new songs. The lec-
Bowling.                                 Shakespeare      Ensemble presents         4008. Through March 22. Tickets           complicity.     Kristin Flanders and
                                                                                                                                                                        300 Congress St., Boston. 423-                  ture    is part    of Hildebidle's
Apr. 3: The Fall, Bush Tetras,           the Bard's classic tragedy.                are $35 to $62.50. Curtain is at 8        Don Reilly, who first unleashed
                                                                                                                                                                        6758 or 426-2800,     Tues.-Sun.,               class Major Poets (211.004),       and
Botswanas.                                                                          p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,            their combined Ufe Force locally in
                                                                                                                                                                        10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $7, $5                 is made possible        by the Kelly
Apr. 4: The Charlie            Hunter    Iolanthe                                   with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday          last season's Man and Superman,
                                                                                                                                                                        for students and seniors, free for              Fund at Mil.
Quartet,    Galactica,    Pound for      Harvard-Radcliffe      Gilbert   and       and Sunday.                               are a well-matched          Kate and
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1     2      3       4       5                           7           8   9                           13
                                                                                                                                                58 Bottoms                      36   Feminine pronoun
                                                                                                                ACROSS                                                          39   Turtle order
                                                                                                                                                62 Player for Coach K with
14                                                                                                               1 With lQ-Across Mecca            67-Across                    40   Shoveled
                                                                                                                     weekend of 2Q-Across       63 Ending for ten               42   Selfishness
17                                                                                                               6 Fence                        64 Official decree              43   Type of palm
                                                                                                                10 See l-Across                 65 Certain votes                45   Negative suffix
                                                                                                                14 Maine college town           66 Charts                       46   Pearls and Bermudas
                                                                                                                15 Egyptian god                 67 See 62-Across                49   Above
                                                                                                                16 Combination form of field                                    50   Ooze
                                                                                                                     or soil                                                    51   Japanese noodle
                                                                                                                17 Ancient Iraqi city
                                                                                                                                                DOW                             52   Friend in battle
                                                                                                                18_dawn                          1 Opponent                     53   New, German
27                                                                                                              19 Legal document                2 Label of some imperfect      54   Iron and Bronze, for exam-
                                                                                                                20 College disease this time        clothes                           ple
                                                                                                                     of year?                    3 Door handle                  55   Walk (upon)
34                                                                                                              23_Lisa                          4 Soul, Latin                  59   Year in which John XVIII
                                                                                                                26 Governing doctrine of         5 Hit song by The Kinks              became Pope
                                                                                                                   . Jainism                     6 Spanish cowboy               60   Computer buss, abbr .
38                                                                                                              27 Flying pro                    7 Prefix with theater          61   Mo. airport
                                                                                                                28 Type of Unix                  8 Fellow player
                                                                                                                29 Si<;kness                                                  PUZZLE      SOLUTIONS
41                                                                                                                                               9 Columnar distension
                                                                                                                34 Almost                       10 Small deer
                                                                                                                36 Avenues, to the USPS         11 Grimm character                                            8
44                                                                                                              37 State                        12 Author Leon
                                                                                                                38 Ceremonial pulpit            13 Goes bad, as fruit
                                                                                                                39       Guevara                                                                              5
                                                                                                                                                21 Provocative
                                                                                                                40 The late Princess of Wales   22 Swedish river
                                                                                                                411n harmony (with)             23 Run, in Baseball
                                                                                                                42 Throat sound                 24 Wild cat
                                                                                                                43 Part of SIDS                 25 More clean
                                                                                                                44 Strange, French              28 Camera type,
56                                                                                                              46 Airline ref.                     abbr.
                                                                                                                47 List ender                   30 Domestic
                                                                                                                48 Tea                          31 Eludes
62                                                                                                              50 Latin 101 verb               32 Nomadic Russian .
                                                                                                                511998 Place for l-Across           reindeer herders
                                                                                                                56 Fashion designer Cassini     33 Hypnotic state
65                                                                                                              57 Common preposition           35 Tabula

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    would have been held. Carter, how-         add th ir e-mail addre        only if
    ever, aid that the board had no            they i hed to recei        campaign
    knowledge of the re ult of the orig-       mail.
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                                               petition drive and the judicial
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                                               board's idea of a petition dri e
        A new election has been planned        differ." The re ie board que -
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    ing between candidates and voters.         during the petition period. What I
    A debate will be held April 2 and
                                               really wanted to do wa gain up-
    balloting will take place from
                                               port," during the petition drive he
    Friday, April 3, until Wedne day of
    the next week.
        There will be no paper balloting            UA election rules regarding peti-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     T. LUKE YOU G         THE TECIf
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                                                                                                            Building 20 will be demolished this' Spring to make way for a new Electrical Engineering and
    campaigning will be allowed. "E-            state that "Candidates may not
                                                                                                            Computer Science building. Constructed as a temporary building during World War II, Building 20
    mail, under any circumstances, can-        begin campaigning, except for peti-
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    Jeremy D. Sher '98, a member of            their petitions are turned into the                          the people who worked In Building 20 and achievements made there In the past 55 years, will be
    the UA executive committee.                election commissioner."                                      held In Edgerton Hall (34-101) on Friday March 27th.
        One hundred dollars, out of the             'I'm very confident going into
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                                                                                                                                                the answers have to be written up in
                                                                Con    ts, from Page 1
                                                                                                      year' test was a, 92 (out of a pos i-      a mathematically rigorous way."
  tartec, a global telecommunications company                  ameniti     for math majors uch a      ble 120 , and the median core wa                "The te t was quite challenging; I
                                                               department parties.                    a 0, meaning that over half of the         probably      olved si of the twelve
headquartered in Bethesda         will be on                       In addition to the team'   high    appro imately       2,500    student      problems," said Eric H. Kuo '98.
                                                               fini h, many individuals did well on   nationwide      who took the te t         Because large financial awards are at
campus to intervie students on riday, pril 3.                  the e am. ArdiJa Eric H. Kuo '99,      received a core of zero.                     take, the grading process i long.
Weare a fast gro ing, fast paced company                       and Edward D. Lee '99 all finished         'The graders are very severe;         Although the exam was adminis-
                                                               in the top twenty-five     and won     they give very little partial credit,"    tered last December, the scores were
looking for intelligent, hard working indi iduals              prizes of 250. Miroslav Jurisic '99,   Rogers aid. They'll give one or           just recently released. All of the tests
that want to gro with our company.                             Khetan, Brian J. Tivol '98, and        two points or nine or ten - nothing       are given a preliminary grading, and
                                                               Benjamin D. Wieland '00 earned         in between."                              then the top few hundred are careful-
                                                               honorable mentions.                         It's hard, and very little partial    ly re-graded. The final scores are
                                                                                                      credit for any problem is awarded,"       then ordered to establish a final
We have positions available in the fol.lowing                        m pro   very difficult           said Edward D. Lee '99.'        ome of    ranking.
departments: Finan<;e arketing,         ,                          The e am consi ts of 12 que -      the easier problems can be olved                   o formal preparation is required
                                                               tioris, worth a maximum       of ten   using standard mathematical tricks,        of MIT students taking the exam and
Operations and Carrier ervices.                                points each, and participants    are   but the harder question        require     it is open to all who wish to sign up.
                                                               given six hour to prepare their        more creativity and insight. Also,        'For a few weeks before the exam, I
                                                                                                                                                worked on old Putnam problems for
  ummer internships are also available.                                                                                                         an hour or two each day," Lee said.
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             The Council for the Arts at MIT
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                               in                                                                                                               This was "an interesting way to tie
                                                                                                                                                MIT's problems" to the contest, said
            "Politicized Body"                                                                                    GREG KUHNEN-THE TECH
                                                                                                                                                Jonathan Anzaldo '00 ..

Los Angeles-based performer, 1997 MacArthur Foundation            Josh E. Glazer '00, Tanis A. O'Connor '01 and Jessica M.                      Winning     designs economize     space
                                                                  Kleiss '00 (top to bottom) of Roadklll Buffet perfonn the skit                     Each entry was judged by a
Genius grant winner and Emmy-nominee Luis Alfaro brings the       "Buddha has Spoken" at the Coffeehouse yesterday evening.                     panel of professors and graduate
east cost debut of his new show Politicized Body to the
                                                                                                                                                students in different fields. The win-
Theater Offensive Sells Out!                                                                                                                    ners were determined on the basis of
                                                                                                                                                four criteria: creativity, reasoning,
Performed to rave reviews in London, Los Angeles, San                                                                                           realism, and presentation.          .
Francisco, and Mexico City, Politicized Body is Alfaro's
deliciously seductive work about food, body image,' and the
                                                                                                We Pay'Cash fo~                                      The presentation aspect consist-
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characters from his Emmy-nominated short film Chicanismo:
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    Phillip Escondido, the heartbreakingly                              I am writing to wish you a safe, h~ppy, richly deserved
                                                              spring vacation. This academic year has been especially difficult
                                                                                                                                                configurations        by a series      ot
   "Gap" manager who likes making people look "clean"                                                                                           grooves and teeth. This model com-
   and who says he understands oppression because             for us all. In all too rapid succession, we have lost two first-year              bined storage ver~atility and rea-
   people mock his personal choice to sell clothes.           students, two second-year students, and two graduate students. In                 sonable cost to win for its creators
                                                              addition, the entire MIT community -- faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and              $250 in prize money and a trip to
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                                                              complex discussions about alcohol policies, orientation procedures,
   four children who is overwhelmed but prOUd of her                                                                                                 In second place was a product
                                                              and other aspects of student life.
   obligation to raise "los quatros ninos" in a home where                                                                                      with a fold-down desktop that could
                                                                         These discussions have resulted in some substantiar                    be connected to an adjacent unit to
   the parents are AWOL.
                                                              changes. Even though MIT is a forward-looking place, ~ese                         provide extra space for hanging
                                                              changes have been a challenge. They have been frequent, rapid,                    clothes. The third~place design was

          Friday April 3, 1998                                and sometimes confusing.
                                                                         When spring break is over, we will move forward as
                                                                                                                                                the "Space-Saver 2000," which con-
                                                                                                                                                sisted .of three polyurethane compo-
                                                                                                                                                nents velcroed together. The makers
                                                              quickly as we can to resolve the remaining complexities and
                8:00pm                                        disagreements. We hope to concentrate on assimilating, refming,
                                                              and communicating the changes that have been made so that we can
                                                                                                                                                of these designs were awarded $150
                                                                                                                                                and $100, respectively.
                                                                                                                                                     The district competition will take
          t;3oston Center for the Arts                        return to a more relaxed, vibrant social life on campus.                          place this year on March 28. Each
                                                                         Thank you for the way you have worked to hold together                 team is identified only be a number, \
                Tremont Street                                our community in the past months. Whatever the pressures,-You                     so the judges do not kpow which
                                                                                                                                                team is from which school.
                                                              have continued to help each other -- not only in crisis situations, but
                                                              also in more ordinary everyday situations where help means                             MIT has a history of outstanding
                                                                                                                                                performance       in this competition,
        Sign up IN PERSON 0 ~y at the                         listening, advising, or comforting each other. You are an
                                                                                                                                                which' brings together the winners
          M IT Office of the Arts E 15-205                    extraordinary group of people in the way you care for each other.                 from a dozen schools across the
                                                                         Have a good time~ and a safe time, on vacation. I look
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(Signing up and not showing up will result in the loss of                                                                                            The judging is anonymous, but,
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                                                                                   By Jame Berry                          with the Women's 7.5K Free tyle way through the hilly cour e to
                                                                                   TEAM-CAPTAl                            and the en' 10K Free tyle. The i h only five econd b hin
                                                                                     Last week, the IT ordic ki           condition had changed ignificantJy Doering.            outh ell showed hi
                                                                                  Team travelled to the foot of t.          ince the race on edne day. By strength in kating by improving to
                                                                                  Wa hington in Bretton Wo d, ew          Friday, th trail had become icy 17th place. Bruce picked off a few
                                                                                  Hamp hire for the United tates          and fa t. The women raced ftrst in more racer for 30th place.
                                                                                  Collegiate         ki    As ociation    the .7.5K Free tyle. Thi race                The competition wrapped up on
                                                                                  Championships. Teams from all           demands inten e concentration from         aturday with the Women' 3 x 5K
                                                                                  over the country came to compete in     skiers because the interval start        Relay and the        en's 3 x 7.5K
                                                                                  the final races of the season.          give makes it unclear who i in Relay. The conditions had drastical-
                                                                                     The Women's 10K Clas ic and          what place during the race. Kleis , a . ly changed for these relay races.
                                                                                  Men' 15K C1as ic both took place         trong kater, tore up the cour e, Cold, near-blizzard conditions
                                                                                  on Wedne day, March               11.   beating rival Katie John on from swept through Mt. Washington
                                                                                  Competition began in the morning        Clarkson by almo t 30 seconds and Valley as the team prepared to race.
                                                                                  with the women's 10K classic ra e.      earning the title of        ational      The men's team of Berry,
                                                                                  At 9:00 a.m., the thennometer just      Champion. laughter also improved           outhweIl, and Doering po ted a
                                                                                  peeked over 10 degrees. Cold tem-       on Wednesday's performance, ftn- strong 5th place finisli in the
                                                                                  peratures didn't pha e the skiers in    ishing 13th.                             3 x 7.5K relay. Since the women
                                                                                  the long race, however, a Jessica            'I had no idea 1 had won until could not fteld a full team, Bruce
                                                                                  Klei s '00 ftni hed strong in 11th      after 1 ftnished " said Kleiss, who joined forces with Kleiss and
                                                                                  place, and Adrienne laughter '98        had ne er won a race during the            laughter to form an unofficial team
                                                                                  broke into the top 20.                  regular eason, 'But 1 knew 1 was for the 3 x 5K relay. Starting one
                                                                                     Later that morning the men's         doing well. The conditions were minute behind the official teams,
                                                                                   15K CIa sic, also a ma start, got      perfect for me.~' Kleiss, a sopho- they skated to a first place ftnish
                                                                                  under way. everal kilometer into        more looks forw.ardto the next two cunongthe unofficial teams.
                                                                                  the race, one. of the skiers in the     years and hopes to improve and               With one ationa1 Champion
                                                                                  lead pack fell, bringing down ftve      dominate the league.                   . and several other strong individual
                                                                                  people behind him. Jim Berry '99            The weather warmed up a bit ftnishes, the Nordic ski team ftn-
                                                                                  found himself in the middle of this     before the men's 10K freestyle,          ished its season on a high note. And
                                                                                  me s, and it took him several sec-      making the conditions even faster. with ohly two graduating seniors,
                                                                                  onds to get untangled. He came          Doering posted the best .11IT finish they look for an even better seaso
                                                                                  back strong, however, to ftnish in      with 14th place. Berry powered his next year.
                                                                                  4th place, just 50 seconds behind
                                                                                  the winner. Jeff Doering '99 also
                                                                                  had a strong race, ftnishing 13th in
                                                                                  a pack of five skiers.         Derek
                                                                                  Southwell '01 raced hard to a 20th
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                                                                                  place ftnish. First-year skier Chris       Friday, March 27 .
                                                                                  Bruce '98 enjoyed good condition-       _. Sailing vs. ~oston University, 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                  ing and solid waxing to finish                                                                                      ,
                                                                                  ahead of a pack of more experi-             Saturday, March 28
                                                                                  enced skiers.                               Baseball vs. Springfield College, noon
                                                                                     Competition continued on Friday          Women's Crew vs. Radcliffe and Northeastern, 9:45 a.m.

                                        KARLE       ER   ERA-TN     T   C
  Garry Maskaly '00 serves In the second set of Monday
  evening's game against Johnson and Wales University In
  duPont Gymnasium. MIT won 3-0 (15-4, 15-13, 15-13).

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