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Senator Alfonse D'Amato, chairman of the Senate committee investigating Whitewater, plans to open new hearings in late October and continue the probe into 1996. "D'Amato basically is stating his intention to carry this into the election year," says Washington correspondent Suneel Ratan. D'Amato has neither set a starting date nor specified which aspects of the land deal he would explore, but Ratan says "the core of what's left is the Arkansas-related stuff," chiefly Madison Guaranty. According to an exchange of letters in September, Ratan reports, independent counsel Kenneth Starr asked D'Amato to drop the investigation, and the senator refused.