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Vigil helps remember loved ones

General business sophomore Diana Yacob hasn’t spoken to her grandfather, who lives overseas in Palestine, for more than a month.And she worries that he may be in danger since violence has recently erupted between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.So Yacob, president of MSU’s Arab Student Organization, said she felt it was important to take time to remember her grandfather and others who live, or have died, in the area.“It saddens me that I’m way over here in the United States,” she said.

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Campus unites for United Way charity

The university is lending a hand to United Way, pledging to raise $600,000 for the organization’s 2000 fund-raising campaign. Several different campus-oriented events have already been scheduled to help raise money. The campus-wide effort has benefited the charitable organization for several years, but this year brings about some changes. The leaders of the Capital Area United Way campaign are also leaders at MSU - President M.

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New license plates sport famous Spartan symbol

Soon there will be a little more green on cars driving around campus.Monday morning, Spartan faithful were able to begin purchasing MSU license plates, which feature the famous MSU block “S.”The plates were made for the secretary of state’s “Be True To Your School” promotion.

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Large career fair hits campus Wednesday

More than 180 companies will be on campus Wednesday for the largest career fair at MSU. Students of all majors can attend Career Gallery 2000, “Futures in Focus,” to seek internships, permanent positions or just more career information from a wide range of corporations.

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Fund-raiser has U walking 813 miles

Got running shoes? Residents and staff at Williams and Yakeley Halls better. They plan to walk the equivalent of 31 marathons during the 31 days of October in an effort to raise money for charity. The event, in its second year, was set up to raise funds for MSU Safe Place and the Susan G.

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Second speaker stirs excitement

Campus is buzzing with excitement about the second speaker in the McPherson Professorship coming to campus. MIT Professor Daniel Kleppner, who participated in the invention of the hydrogen laser, will be speaking at the Wharton Center on Wednesday about the impact of quantum physics. “It’s just whoa, big-time crazy stuff,” said Professor Douglas Luckie, who is one of two professors instructing the new Science Changing Society course, the class the professorship is part of.

CITY

E.L. may fund park upgrades

East Lansing City Council members may approve a $175,470 contract for new development of a park near Harrison Avenue. The Harrison Meadows Park is primarily a wooded area with trails for walking, jogging and cross country skiing. A small portion of the park will be developed if the contract agreement is approved by the council. Tim McCaffrey, East Lansing parks and recreation facilities director, said the park will have many improvements made after the development. “This development is primarily to serve the people of the small, surrounding neighborhood,” he said.

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Race proves to be fun for all

Dan Lerner had one goal Sunday morning.“I tried not to get passed by anyone running with a baby jogger, even though that did happen,” the Lansing resident said jokingly, shortly after finishing the 15th annual Dinosaur Dash.The 5K race, sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union, is held each October and benefits educational programs and exhibits for the MSU Museum.So while Lerner didn’t accomplish his goal, he said he enjoyed supporting the fund-raiser.“It feels great to finish the race,” he said.

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ASMSU to sponsor state House debate

ASMSU, the university’s undergraduate student government, will sponsor the first open debate between state House hopefuls Bill Hollister and Gretchen Whitmer at the Kellogg Center tonight. Democrat Whitmer and Republican Hollister are vying for the 70th District state House seat currently occupied by Laura Baird, D-Okemos.

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Location plays crucial factor in job search

Money isn’t everything - to recent college graduates, at least.A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers on its Web site, www.jobweb.com, shows a large salary isn’t all that determines what jobs people accept.About 82 percent of the 1,146 people surveyed earlier this year said where the job is located geographically is important to them, while less than 8 percent said location wasn’t a factor at all.Mimi Collins, NACE director of information, said the results were not a surprise.

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Shelter pursues greater domestic violence awareness

October may be Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but even MSU Safe Place director Holly Rosen admits the month could be better publicized.Rosen said Safe Place, a shelter for targets of domestic violence, has not been doing as much advertising for the month as usual, causing many off-campus students to be unaware of the month.“I’m not surprised by it,” Rosen said.

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Students to petition for return of law fraternity

Students interested in studying law might have their own fraternity if the efforts of one of their own pay off.Vanessa Madrazo, an interdisciplinary studies in social science senior, is heading up the charge to reactivate the MSU chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, a coed pre-law fraternity which has been dormant since 1997.“This fraternity is for anyone who is interested in attending law school,” Madrazo said.