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The Michigan Daily-- Monday, April 5,1993- Page 5

Game captres hearts of Wolverine faithful everywhere

Local lawmakers
place wager son
outcome ofgame
by David Shepardson
Daily Government Reporter
While millions of Americans
covertly place illegal bets on the fi-
nal game of the NCAA men's bas-
ketball tournament, one Michigan
resident is making his wager "in
broad daylight.
U.S. Rep. William Ford (-
Ypsilanti), who represents toe
University in Congress, placed the
13th congressional district's pride on
the line pending the outcome of
tonight's Michigan-North Carolina
(UNC)national championship game.
Ford said he would bet some
Sanders Hot Fudge Sundaes, along
with "world famous Michigan-made
Vernor's gingerale," on a Michigan
Ford expressed faith that
Michigan will come out on top of
tonight's contest. "I'm confident the
Michigan Wolverines will claim vic-
tory (tonight)," he said. t
Earlier in the season at tie
Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, the
Wolverines narrowly defeated the
North Carolina Tarheels, 79-78.
Rep. David Price (D-Chapel
Hill), countered Ford with a wager
of some equally famous North
Carolina barbecue. Price was equally
confident in his team.
While the basketball contest will
be settled tonight, the wager will he
paid off when Congress returns to
Washington from its Easter recess.
Ann Arbor Mayor Liz Brater said
she made a wager over the phone
with Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun
over the outcome of tonight's game.
If Michigan wins, Broun will sport a
Wolverine National Championship
T-shirt, and if the Tarheels win,
Brater will wear a UNC T-shirt.
"I'm extremely confident that the
Wolverines are going to win," Brater

LSA junior Matthew Disch and LSA sophomore Deanna Duram clutch hands in suspense while watching the last
three seconds of the Michigan-Kentucky game Saturday night.

A University student rams a stop sign into the ground on South University
Avenue following Michigan's victory over the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday.

Continued from Page 1
clubs, gas masks and pepper mace
prepared to protect South
University property, and, if neces-
sary, themselves.
But the crowd that began to form
was fairly peaceful, and reports of
incidents of violence and injury were
minimal. The greatest point of ten-
sion came when iceball-throwing
fans broke a window at Shear Impact
hair salon, located on the second
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the 17 hours from Ann Arbor to
New Orleans.
"But we would have done any-
thing to get here," Setty said.
This 17-hour ordeal was repeated.
for Business seniors Lisa Kaufmann
and Nicole Miller, along with LSA
seniors Caryn Seifer, Stephanie
Dolgins, and Rebecca Lash.
This intrepid group of students.
suffered a broken car radio, a search
for a place to stay and then a swift
kick out of they hotel they finally
found - all to see their Wolverines
play in the Final Four.
"It's amazing! Great! Great!
Great!" Kaufmann said.
LSA seniors Jocelyn Lupert,
Marnie Schloss and Jennifer Halpern
managed to shorten the trip to 13
hours "by driving 90 the whole

floor of a South University building.
Fay Thompson, owner of Shear
Impact, said she was unhappy with
the damages to her property.
"I think all this is unnecessary,"
she said.
AAPD arrested three people, one
for malicious destruction of property
and two for disorderly conduct.
Police also reported that two
people in the crowd were seriously
injured. One fell and hit her head on
a curb, while the other was injured
after being pushed to the ground.
way," Halpern said.
And it was worth every minute,
Lupert professed.
"It's the greatest moment in our
lives," Lupert said. "We help up this
sign that said 'Chris (Webber), we
want you to stay.' Then he waved to
us and said, I'm coming back."'
But among the many shades of
blue in and around the superdome
Saturday night, none was bluer than
Kentucky fans, who for the second
year in a row had their NCAA title
hopes dashed at the last minute.
"It sucks," said Michael Boone, a
graduate student at Kentucky.
However, Kentucky'sophomore
Claire Coombs said the trip was
worth every bit of it.
"The thing that broke my heart
most is that I saw three of our
starters crying right down where I
was sitting. It was terrible," Coombs

"I had to make sure I kept calm,"
LSA junior Fanchon Stinger said. "I
helped two people off the ground.
I'm just glad to be alive."
In a separate incident, AAPD of-
ficers reported that fans were throw-
ing snowballs at a parked car with its
owner still inside. In an effort to pro-
tect his vehicle, the man got out of
the car and fired a gun at the attack-
ers, but did not hit any of them.
According to police reports, offi-
cers of the Washtenaw County
Sheriff's Department witnessed the
incident and arrested the man with
the gun.
As the tide of the crowd ebbed
back and forth, stop signs on the
corners of South University Avenue
and Church Street were uprooted
and carned away.
Students bore the signs through
the crowd like military banners, tap-
ping out rhythms and bringing forth
chants of "Go Blue" from the crowd.

At 11:35, a smoke bomb was set
off in the crowd. Many attempted to
flee the area, fearing that police were
attempting to use tear gas to control
the mob.
Although the crowd on the east
side of Church Street began to dissi-
pate shortly after the smoke bomb
went off, the block between Church
Street and East University Avenue
remained crowded for much longer.
At 12:15 a.m., police ordered the
crowd to disperse.
But approximately 1,000 students
still lingered in the intersection de-
spite the police order.
Officers began to spread out,
forming lines across South

University that slowly advanced
away from the intersection, pushing
the crowd backwards.
Smith said, despite windows bro-
ken and the injuries incurred, the
night went fairly smoothly.
"The vast majority of the people
here tonight were wonderful," Smith
More than 5,000 fans watched
the game at Crisler as part of the
University-sponsored "Michigan
Madness" events.
-- Daily Opinion Editor Erin
Einhorn and Daily Staff Reporters_
Michelle Fricke and Jennifer
Silverberg contributed to this report

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