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There is no independent group that watches
over the AAPD. This needs to change so
citizens can monitor Ann Arbor's.finest.

ARs
Rodger's and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!"
has its 50th anniversary. Read the review
of the Birmingham Theatre's rendition.

The Michigan men's volleyball team succumbed to
the flu this weekend, as well Notre Dame and
Michigan State.

Today
Partly cloudy;
High 48, Low 33
Tomorrow
Warmer; High 53, Low 40

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One hundred two years of editorial freedom

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Rally
* crowd
turns
*violent
by Will McCahill
and Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporters
A crowd of disappointed stu-
dents hovered on the brink of vio-
lence last night after the Michigan
men's basketball team lost to the
North Carolina Tar Heels in the
NCAA championship game.
An estimated 2,500 to 3,000
fans mobbed the intersection of
South University Avenue and
Church Street.
The gathering grew slowly as
disappointed patrons of the South
University bars emerged from the
establishments. At its peak, the
crowd filled the streets and side-
walks in the intersection.
Ann Arbor Police Department
(AAPD) officers were once again
out in full force to deter violence
and damage to city property, with
more than 150 officers lining the
sidewalks from East University
Avenue to South Forest Street.
In all, AAPD made at least 10
arrests, and at least six people
were taken away by ambulance in
the course of events.
Describing the atmosphere,
AAPD Chief Douglas Smith said,
"Young, drunk, and not supportive
of the University of Michigan."
Although the crowd was much
smaller than the one that engulfed
South University Saturday night,
Smith said he thought the crowd
was more inebriated than Satur-
day's mob.
"You can't reason with them
when they're drunk," Smith said.
The alcohol seemed to have

Police arrest a person at last night's gathering on South University Avenue.

impaired the crowd's creativity, as
members of the mob chanted
"Fuck N.C." over and over, and
little else.
One group of scornful students
torched a North Carolina Tar
Heels hat in the midst of the disil-
lusioned crowd.
Students set off both large and
small fireworks in the middle of
the crowd.
Instead of victory confetti fly-
ing through the air, people in the
.crowd began tossing beer cans -
often spraying their contents over
the congregated masses.

University Vice President for
Student Affairs Maureen Hartford
was hit in the shoulder by a rock,
but was not seriously injured.
But students' playful rumblings
in the middle of the street soon
yielded more violent encounters,
drawing police into the crowd to
break the numerous fights that
erupted.
"There are no time outs on the
streets of Ann Arbor - this is
mayhem," said LSA junior Danny
Lafian.
By 12:20 a.m., Smith said there
had been three arrests, two for ma-

licious destruction of property and
one for assault.
By 12:35 a.m., police officers
ordered the crowd to disperse over
a rooftop public announcement
system.
AAPD Sgt. Mark Kinsey acted
upon Smith's directive to "split
the officers into two halves and
push the crowd off the corner of
South University and Church
Street" using a human wall, in-
stead of tear gas.
Police officers stood by wait-
ing for the worst, billyclubs and
mace containers in hand.

A few antagonizing members
of the crowd shouted, "Hell no, we
won't go," and hurtled bottles and
snowballs at the police barricade.
At 1:08 a.m., when a fraction
of the mob still lingered, police
announced, "If you don't comply
with us, we will have to make it
rough."
LSA first-year student Anne
Bottros stood by and commented,
"I don't think this is much of a
celebration. Whatever violence
has occurred was instigated by the
police."
The last stragglers finally left

the area around 1:15 a.m., but not
without a number of minor skir-
mishes within groups of students
stretching all the way to the
Michigan Union.
Smith said last night's crowd
was more violent than the one that
assembled after last year's cham-
pionship-game loss, although
fewer people made it to South
University this year.
-Daily staff reporters David
Rheingold and David Shepardson
contributed to this report

Criser bringsfans
close to live action

by David Rheingold
Daily Staff Reporter
Not every Michigan basketball
fan could make the trek to New
Orleans, but many got the next best
thing at Crisler Arena last night,
where they watched the Wolverines
duke it out for the national champi-
onship on three large-screen TVs.
"It was as close to being at the
game as you could get without go-
ing," said Teresa Henrichs, a first-
year student in the School of Music.
An estimated 4,000 fans showed
up to watch the game.
One person was stabbed and
numerous fights erupted during the
event, according to the University

dience by playing "The Victors"
throughout the game.
The University billed the event as
an alcohol-free alternative to lure
students away from the South
University area, where disturbances
have occurred following major
sporting events.
Although some of the people at
Crisler later went to South
University, they weren't inebriated.
"They're not out getting drunk,
so they know a little bit more what
they're doing when they go down to
South University," said LSA senior
Michelle Randall.
Janet Gow, the supervisor in
charge of ticket takers, said the
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Mayor: 16,802 votes cast
Jensen
0.4%
Salvette
2.3%
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Sheldon

Stoll

3rd Ward
Ulrich Stoll (D)
Lee Pace (R)
Samuel Copi (L)
4th Ward
Julie Creal (R)
Steven Hartwell (D)
Kreg Nichols (L)
Marc Murawski (T)

1,675
1,380
78
2,411
1,182
71
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Sheldon
wins race
for mayor.
by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
Republican Ingrid Sheldon
knocked off incumbent Mayor Liz
Brater and now
hopes to start a
new trend of C o uvnc il
friendliness h
around the coun- O
cil table. i
"We have to C
be nice (toeach e
other)," Sheldon S
said, asking for Mayoral.
cooperation from Results

Tobi Hanna-Davies (D)
David Raaflaub (L)

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