BY MIGUEL CRUZ
Unlike past elections, voters in
Ann Arbor this year cast their bal-
lots after checking only their birth-
dates and addresses against registra-
tion lists. Previously, copies of their
signatures were provided to poll
workers for verification.
Someone knowing a registered
voter's address and date of birth could
conceivably beat that person to the
poll and vote in their place. An
unidentified election worker worried
that this leaves the door open for
Chicago-style "vote early, vote of-
ten" ballot-box stuffing.
Micki Crawford, director of
elections for Washtenaw county, said
she felt the potential for fraud was
minimal. She said that the re-
gistration lists fulfill legal require-
ments. "It's unfortunate that we
don't have a hard and fast rule," she
added, but said it was unlikely that
someone would know a person's
name, birthdate, address, registration
status, and whether or not they had
Poll workers at two Ann Arbor
sites said they hadn't heard of any
unresolved complaints from voters
trying to vote after records showed
their names had already been used. .
- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 9, 1988 - Page 5
Fans fight for
Fighting the battle DAVID LUBLINER/Doily
Sandy Plummer, a Music School sophomore, does her part to help Michigan win the
annual Michigan-Ohio State blood battle. The battle ends on Nov. 18. and the winner
will be announced at halftime of the Nov. 19 football game.
BY LAURA COHN
Before watching Michigan and
Ohio State football players draw
blood on the football field Nov. 19,
students and faculty from both
schools can give their own blood to
boost school spirit.
The annual Michigan vs. Ohio
State Blood Battle - a blood drive
created to assist local hospitals in
the Ann Arbor and Columbus areas
- began Monday and will run until
After almost two weeks of com-
peting for pints, the winner will be
announced during halftime of the
football game at OSU.
"The rivalry between Michigan
and Ohio State is so intense that we
thought it'd be a fun competition to
aid the 70 hospitals in our south-
eastern Michigan area," said Neal
Fry, the University's Red Cross Re-
Because there are more people in
Ann Arbor than in Columbus, Ohio
State has set its goal at only 5,750
pints of blood, compared to Michi-
gan's 6,275. The school that comes
closest to meeting its goal wins the
"If we can't beat Michigan on the
field, maybe we can beat them in the
Blood Battle," said Dave Estepp, the
Coordinator/Consultant for the
Columbus-area Red Cross.
Michigan has won the Blood
Battle in four out of the six previous
years, but no matter who wins, this
SOUTHFIELD (AP) - Last
night a federal appeals judge upheld
an order requested by Democrats to
keep the polls in this Detroit suburb
open an extra three hours.
Sixth U.S. Circuit Appeals Judge
Damon Keith upheld an earlier rul-
ing by U.S. District Judge Anna
Diggs Taylor, said Dan Weiss, press
secretary to Michael Dukakis'
Attorneys for the Republican
party, who sought the appeal, de-
unique form of the traditional Ann
Arbor-Columbus rivalry will aid
people who need it most.
"There really are no losers," said
Fry, "since the winners are the sickc
and injured who really need the
blood. We need 1,200 units of blood
per day for our hospitals, and this
competition obviously really helps
Students in Michigan's Alpha
Phi Omega, a national service
fraternity, are helping with the blood
drive competition - now seven
"I feel that (the blood drive) is the
most important thing we do," said
Blood Battle chair Tina Koontz, ta
Michigan LSA senior in Alpha Phi
Omega. "I think it's important to
involve the whole campus here at
Michigan, so that everyone will be
aware of the seriousness and impor-
tance of donating blood."
At Ohio State, the entire campis
Greek system is participating in
some aspect of this year's battle.
Blood mobiles assist the fraternities
and sororities in collecting the
Fry said any healthy student at
least 17 years old and weighing more
than 110 pounds can donate blood
during the battle. On campus, stu-
dents and faculty can donate blood at
various residence halls and the
Michigan Union. Donating takes
about an hour.
Updated figures on pints collected
will be released today at 10 a.n'i.,
Blood Battle workers said.
di ctionary to
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
"Perestroika and Glasnost in
Contemporary Soviet Culture"
- Evgenii A. Helimsky, Vyacheslav
V. Ivanov and Sergei A. Starostin,
Lane Hall Commons, 12 noon,
Brown Bag. Three Soviet linguists
participate in Roundtable discussion.
"Pulsed-Field Gel Elec-
trophotesis" - Chem. Prof. Mau-
reen Lanan, 1200 Chem. Bldg., 4 pm.
tion of Complex Tissue" - S.
Emerson, 1017 Dow Bldg., 4-5 pm.
"Oxidative Cyclization of B-
Lactam .. Antibiotic. Biosynthe-
sis" - Prof. C. Townsend, Johns
Hopkins University, 1300 Chem.
Bldg., 4 pm.
"Blocompatibility of Dental
Casting Alloys" - R. Craig,
1033 Kellogg, 4 pm.
"Parental Attachment Repre-
sentation & Its Relationship
to the Infant's Experience of
Attachment" - M. Main, Rack-
ham E. Conference Rm., 1:15-2:45
International Students Affairs
Committee - International Center,
7:30 pm. Part of MSA.
Stilyagi Air Corps/Science
Fiction Club - Michigan League,
x Women in Communications,
Inc. - 2050 Frieze Bldg., 4:10 pm.
Speaker from Hudson's FYI Wardrob-
ing and Interviewing Styles.
Mitzvah Project - 219 Angell
Hall, 6:30 pm. Biweekly meeting.
"Is Food Your Drug?"/Support
Group - Michigan League,
Conference Rm. 4, 6 pm.
U of M Asian Student Coali-
tion (UMASC) - 2439 Mason
Hall, 7 pm.
U of M Taekwondo Club -
2275 CCRB, 6:30-8:15 pm.
"The Course: Planning and
Discussion Concerning the
Proposed University Wide
Course About Racism" - 802
Monroe St., Guild House, 8 pm.
Beans and Rice Dinner - Guild
House, 6 pm.
Concerned Faculty Brown Bag
Lunch - Guild House, 12 noon.
Washtenaw Community Col-
lege Career Week - Two job
hunting films shown on second floor
lounge area of Student Center Bldg.
"Resume and Cover Letter Writing", 9
am-12 noon; and "Interviewing for a
Job", 1-4 pm.
English Peer Counseling -
4000A Michigan Union, 7-9 pm.
Help with papers and other English
Deciding Your Career Part II
(Fr/Soph) - Career Planning and
Placement Center, 4:10-6 pm.
University Lutheran Chapel -
"Holden Village Vespers", 9 pm.
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
Film Series - "Racism at U of
M", 447 Mason Hall, 4-6 pm.
"Negotiating the Dissertation
Process, Phase I" - Rackham E.
Conference Rm., 7:30-9 pm. Panel
Study Abroad Workshop - In-
ternational Center, 4-5 pm.
Men's Campus Club - Social
for gay & bisexual male students, E.
Law Quad Cook Rm., 9-11 pm.
Family Asthma Program -
Domino's Farm, 30 Frank Lloyd
Wright Drive, Tom Monaghan's per-
sonal office, 7 pm.
Guest Recital - Blanche Anderson
Moore Hall, School of Music, 8 pm.
Werner Jacob, organ.
Residence Hall Repertory The-
ater - "Babes and Biceps: Is that
all?", a show on sexism and gender
roles. South Quad, W. Lounge, 10
The BEAT Presents - "The
Eels", 10:30 pm. $3 cover charge.
Star Trax - Performs at Mountain
Jacks, 8:30 pm-12:30 am. Record
you vocals on over 400 types of
BY MARK MENDELIS
The efforts of University re-
searchers - who have attempted to
compile a Middle English Dictionary
(MED) since the 1930s - were fi-
nally awarded last week when the
University received a $950,000 grant
to fund its completion.
Big deal, some may say. But this
is no ordinary dictionary. When
completed, the MED will run some
15,000 pages and provide a compre-
hensive, highly detailed record of the
English language from the period
1100 A.D. to 1500 A.D.
The dictionary will include a wide
range of words, their varied mean-
ings, and literary passages that pre-
sent the words in their historical
University English Prof. and Ex-
ecutive Director of the MED Jay
Robinson said the dictionary "is es-
sentially a resource for scholars... a
resource for those studying the his-
tory of English or its texts. It's used
by quite a wide variety of people
right now... even those studying the
history of medicine."
The grant was provided by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - a
philanthropic organization that funds
research and investigation of the hu-
manities - especially at the univer-
The $950,000 donation is the
third Mellon Foundation grant given
to the University in the last 15 years.
Grants of $600,000 and $950,000
were given to the University in 1982
and 1974 respectively for the same
The money will pay the salaries
of a full and part-time team of 16 to
18 researchers and professors that are
currently working on the project,
Volumes of the dictionary are
published as individual letters are
completed. Many versions of the
University's MED often reveal
unique, multi-page entries.
Consider the following entry
taken from the 'P' volume published
in 1983: "porringe ger. The act of
packing or filling in a space. (al 398)
* Trev. Barth. 249b/b: Hvrden hatte
Stupa and is clensyng off all of
hempe.. and men in olde tyne cleped
it Stypa, as it were, stoppynge or
Chaucer couldn't have said it bet-
At present, the research team is
halfway through the letter 'S', the
longest letter in the alphabet. While
'S' is being finished, 10 members of
the editorial team are working on
"We're aiming to have all prelim-
inary editing done by 1994," Robin-
son said, "but then it will probably
take a year-and-a-half to two years to
finish up the project."
tary to th
to pursue the case any fur-
Scott Gring, press secre-
e Michigan campaign for
ordered 16 polling places
ield to stay open until 11
use crowds of voters had
med the number of voting
Bonner, a deputy city clerk
field, said the city had
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Residence Hall, who were waiting
over two hours, election assistants
played music and passed out cider
Although students were frustrated,
most remained determined to wait it
out. LSA Junior Jill Gurvey entered
the line at East Quad knowing that
she would be an hour late for work.
"I have to vote,.'she said.
Voting sites all over the city of
Ann Arbor reported lines of at least
an hour. Lori Bell, precinct one chair
in the First Ward, attributed the long
line at the Michigan Union to the
fact that many people did not kn6w
where to vote. "There are a lot .of
new voters - 18-year-olds and 20-
year-olds," Bell said.
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