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Today is MSA election day, and students have a
lot to decide. Aside from choosing a candidate,
there are referenda on the deputization oversight
committee and on speech codes. Vote.

University graduate and Chicago Symphony
Orchestra violinist Max Raimi talks about the
orchestra's new conductor, Daniel Barenboim, as
the CSO plays Hill Auditorium tonight.

Reality check: we're in the final four. Not just
basketball, but hockey too. The cagers stopped
Ohio State 75-71 yesterday, and the icers came
from behind to beat Northern Michigan 7-6.

Today
Getting warmer, clearing;
High: 46, Low: 31
Tomorrow
Deja vu; High 46, Low 29

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Clinton admits drug use
Candidate says he tried marijuana at Oxford

NEW YORK (AP) - Democratic pres-
idential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowl-
dged for the first time yesterday experi-
menting with marijuana "a time or two"
while attending Oxford University as a
Rhodes Scholar more than 20 years ago.
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown,
Clinton's lone challenger for the nomina-
tion, responded "No" when asked during a
television appearance with Clinton whether
he has ever violated drug laws.
"Why don't you lay off this stuff,"
Brown added, "what you did 20 years ago
is not relevant."

Over the last two years, Clinton has
been asked numerous times whether he
ever used drugs. He elaborately avoided a
direct answer, saying he never violated
state or federal laws.
Yesterday, a reporter noted how he told
the New York Daily News he never vio-
lated "the laws of my country" and asked if
he ever violated international drug laws.
"When I was in England I experimented
with marijuana a time or two and didn't
like it," he said. "I didn't inhale and I didn't
try again." Clinton was at Oxford from
1960 to 1970.

Students, pour into
streets after 'M'
basketball victory

Clinton
In the last presidential campaign, Sen.-
Albert Gore (D-Tenn.) and former Arizona
Gov. Bruce Babbitt acknowledged smoking
See CLINTON, Page 2

by Hope Calati
and Erin Einhorn
Daily Staff Reporters
Chanting "Let's go blue" and dancing in
the streets to celebrate a Wolverine basketball
triumph, more than 2,000 students flooded
South University Avenue last night, resulting
in one serious injury and prompting police to
block off streets and prepare riot-fighting
equipment.
As the police tried to contain crowds at the
corner of South University and Church
streets, LSA first-year student Chance Vogel
was hit by a blue and white pick-up truck that
was trying to drive through the mob.
Paramedics said Vogel's leg appeared to
be broken, but could not give further
information.
Ann Arbor police, who had several offi-
cers stationed at the intersection even before
the game's final buzzer, soon called for
assistance.
Forces from the University police, the
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department,
Michigan State Police and five surrounding
communities arrived at the scene to help re-
direct traffic and serve as support.
Police officers, remembering the destruc-
tive celebration following the 1989 NCAA
basketball national championship which re-
sulted in overturned cars and broken store-

front windows, stood ready to contain the
crowd. University Department of Public
Safety Director Leo Heatley estimated the
size of the crowd to be roughly 2,000 people.
Many students said this crowd was not out
of hand and that there was no risk of a riot
like the one in 1989.
There were no violent conflicts between
the police and the rioters. Some were con-
cerned police would react with tear gas like in
the incident following the Notre Dame foot-
ball game in September, but no tear gas was
used.
"We always have tear gas available," said
an Ann Arbor police officer who refused to
give his name and was not wearing a badge.
"But I don't think there were any designs to
use it ... We're here just to contain the crowd
and to try to keep it peaceful."
Students began gathering at the intersec-
tion around 6:15 p.m., immediately following
the overtime victory.
The mob rushed down South University
Avenue toward the Michigan Union, led by
LSA first-year student Reza Sazgari who car-
ried a large "M" flag on a long pole.
The crowd stretched from the steps of the
Union to Church Street, chanting "Fuck
Laettner" - referring to Duke University's
star center Christian Laettner - and stopping
See CELEBRATE, Page 2

Students to vote in MSA
elections today, tomorrow

Hoda Maslehat came with her father to Friday's pro-Palestinian rally on the Diag.
Loa d Ilamc s rally to show
solidarity for Palestan se

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by Hope Calati
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of Islamic groups demon-
strated against Israeli occupation of
Palestinian territories Friday on the Diag.
More than 30 protesters chanted to passing
students while carrying signs and posters
with pictures of wounded Palestinians.
Moslem Student Association spokesper-
son Abdulla Muhammad said the demon-
stration was in commemoration of the an-
niual International Day of Quds (Jerusalem)

in support of the Palestinian people.
"Israel is creating events to attract world
opinion to its own causes and not
Palestine," Muhammad said. "The
Palestinians do not have a way to air their
grievances."
Demonstrator Hussan Musawi said,
"We are here to get the message across that
'Racism + Terrorism = Zionism."'"
LSA junior Jennifer Zalenko said that
equating Israel with racism and terrorism is
unfair. "This is just anti-Judaism, not pro-

Palestinian."
United Michigan Moslem Association
member and demonstrator Muhammad
Braum drew parallels between the Nazi oc-
cupation of France and the Israeli occupa-
tion of Palestine. Resistors in France were
called Freedom Fighters, Braum said. "But
when someone in Palestine is trying to keep
their homeland free, they are called terror-
ists," he added.
LSA junior Scott Berman said, "I think
See PROTEST, Page 2

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
Students will begin voting, today in the
Michigan Student Assembly elections for as-
sembly president, vice president, school repre-
sentatives, campus police oversight board posi-
tions and two resolutions.
Students will have two choices for MSA
president. Scott Gast and Beth O'Connor are
running on the Conservative Coalition's presi-
dential slate and Ede Fox and Hunter Van
Valkenburgh are running for the Progressive
Party.
A third party, the Michigan Moose Party, is
competing for assembly seats but chose not to
run a presidential or vice presidential candidate
in this election.
Students will also vote on two issues. The
first asks students to vote on a constitutional
amendment that would set a cap on the MSA
fee at the current level of $6.27. A three-fifths
vote of the student body is necessary to pass

this amendment.
Students will also vote on a referral asking
them whether they want to approve a resolu-
tion already passed by MSA demanding that
the University eliminate speech restrictions
and abandon the current interim policy on dis-
crimination that currently exists. A one-half
vote of the student body is necessary to pass
this referral.
All students will also receive a ballot to
vote for representatives to their respective
schools. Engineering students and Rackham
students will vote for their school's student
council as well.
The final ballot each student receives will
ask them to choose two students from a list of
ten candidates to be placed on an oversight
board.
This board is required by Public Act 120
which mandates a board consisting of two stu-
dents, two faculty and two staff to oversee
See ELECTION, Page 2

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First Ward pits incumbent vs. King
The Daily will run five features this week
profiling the City Council candidates in each of First Ward Candidates
Ann Arbor's five wards. Today focuses on the
1st Ward. The environment
by Erin Einhorn The second phase of Ann Arbor's landfill will soon be
Daily City Re porter full to capacity. City Council recently voted refuse

Despite living in Ann Arbor's 1st Ward, known for
consistently electing Democrats, Republican Howard
King has launched an ambitious campaign for the City
Council against 10-year incumbent Larry Hunter (D-1st
Ward).
Voters living in the 1st Ward - which includes
Bursley, West Quad and four of the hill dorms - will
choose between these two candidates in city elections
April 6.
Hunter, who owns a laundromat on the north side of
town, said that if re-elected for a 6th term he would like
to pursue a continuation of the same types of objectives.
"I've learned a lot about what it takes to make a city
run," Hunter said. "I can identify problems, create solu-
tions and state a course to make those solutions a
reality."
He cited the Hunter-sponsored North Main Plan
which he said "reclaims precious Huron River water-
front" and a homeless shelter that he helped establish.
Hunter said he considers these, in addition to a host of
other programs, as reflective of his accomplishments.

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