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Blue dominates Bucks
Defense sparkles in football shutout;
Sittler, Shields spearhead hockey sweep



One hundred three years of editorial freedom

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MSA to investigate electin

f Allegations of
alcohol consumption
spur questions of
In response to allegations that in-
appropriate behavior took place in
assembly chambers during its ballot
counting process, the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly has launched an in-
land faces
Many "charitable" property own-
ers allegedly donate unprofitable,
0olluted land to the University and
receive a tax deduction for the dona-
tion, said a University regent last Fri-
day. But the regent added that would-
be real estate donors should take cau-
tion since the University may no
longer accept such donations.
The University Board of Regents
unanimously approved a modifica-
tion of its real estate policy that would
provide the University with added
protection against accepting tainted
"Donated property would have to
undergo an environmental assessment
and the cost would be incurred by the
donor," said Executive Vice Presi-
dent and Chief Financial Officer Farris
While the stringent requirements
may alienate prospective donors and
discourage gifts of real estate,
Womack said the policy modification
protects the University from possible
cleanup costs of contaminated prop-
The University will now require
all donors of property outside the Ann
Arbor, Dearborn and Flint areas to
provide an environmental assessment
of the property to determine the pres-
ence of any hazardous substances.
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-
Bloomfield Hills) claimed donated
property often has problems or de-
"The donor is finding a way to bail
out by giving it to the University and
taking the tax break," Deitch said.
"There are certain types of gifts we
really don't want. The costs associ-
ated with them dip into funds that can
be used for other areas."
Womack added that in this new
era of environmental protection, en-
vironmental hazards can cost millions
of dollars to clean up.
"We have regulations from the
(Department of Natural Resources)
and (Environmental Protection
Agency). We need this protection
now," said Regent Shirley McFee (R-
Battle Creek).
If a property is deemed accept-
able, the donor will also be required
to accept agreements to pay back the

University for any expenses it incurs
for cleaning up the property. If the
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vestigation into the events of last
Wednesday night.
The 1993 MSA Fall elections have
come under scrutiny after several stu-
dents charged members of the student
government with consuming alcohol
in MSA offices as the votes were
being tallied -and consequently run-
ning a disorganized, faulty election.
MSA President Craig Greenberg
released a statement Friday defend-
ing the assembly against these allega-
tions and promised to review MSA's
entire election process "to ensure that

such circumstances and actions do
not happen again."
The statement also included infor-
mation that MSA Election Director
Christian Payne has submitted his
resignation to the assembly, and that
investigations will continue regard-
ing other individuals involved in the
In his press release, Greenberg
said one person, who was not an MSA
representative and had not been count-
ing ballots, had admitted to drinking
in MSA offices.

Greenberg said he was not present
in MSA offices from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.,
when the alleged events took place.
"While a few individuals con-
ducted themselves in an inexcusible
manner the night MSA election bal-
lots were being counted, the results of
the MSA elections are correct and
valid and should not be perceived as
tainted," Greenberg wrote in conclu-
Payne said he resigned of his own
See ELECTION, Page 2

Although in 1963 most
undergrads were a few years
away from their births, this
generation has become 4-
responsible for the reconcilia-
tion of the past. In F
remebering of the 30th
anniversary of the traumatic
assassination of John F.
Kennedy, an event which
lingers in our collective past
and present, the Daily would
like to share a glimpse of
what it might have been like
Nov. 22, 1963 and why we
still remember Camelot. See >
Page 8 for a closer look to
the legacy of that fateful day x
in Dallas.
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Blood Batle


Second-year Business School
graduate student JoAnna Horbath
knew a little boy who needed a blood
transfusion. From this personal expe-
rience, she realized the importance of
donating blood, and has since given
blood several times.
Horbath was also one of many
students who participated in the Blood
Battle versus Ohio State University
during the last two weeks.
Ohio State defeated the Univer-
sity, which only met 90 percent of its
goal, said Neal Fry, the University's
American Red Cross representative.
But she said there were no losers in
this year's battle.
"The real winners were the sick
and injured who received the 4,273
pints of blood that the two universi-
ties donated in two weeks," Fry said.
Most students from Alpha Phi
Omega (APO) service fraternity, the
co-sponsers of the Blood Battle with
the Red Cross, agreed that the 11th
annual competition was a success.
However, Nursing school junior
Kara Pacis, a co-chair for the event,
said she was somewhat disappointed
with reactions from some students
who were asked to donate blood.
"I was really frustrated with stu-

dents because a lot of them com-
plained about needle phobia. It's a
real good cause and one time is not
going to hurt you,' Pwa s said.
Horbath said giving blood can be
a scary encounter but wanted to as-
sure other students 'is not some-
thing that you caft overcome."
Horbath, who had a good experi-
ence donating blood this time, pledged
to cor bnue id donate i the future.
As a volunteer f Or the Blood Battle
for the past four years, Christine Saad,
an LSA senior and member of APO
said she has noticed a decline in the
turnout of student donors on campus.
She attributed the University's loss
in the Blood BattLe to this trend but
said she is unsure how to educate
people about the importance and need
for giving blood.
"If they don't want to give, I don't
know what to say to make them give."
For next year's Blood Battle, Fry
promised that the University would
regain possession of the trophy from
"We have no intention of letting
those idiots have our trophy again,"
she stated.
Fry explained that the most im-
portant objective, though, is not the
trophy but to collect as much blood as

Michigan's Chuck Winters celebrates with teammates after maing an interception in the second quarter of the 28-0
win over Ohio State Saturday at Michigan Stadium. See SPORTSMonday for complete coverage.

'U' breaks ground on thre new projects

Although the ground had already
progressed from the broken stage to
one huge hole, University officials
gathered Friday for groundbreaking
ceremonies for three construction
"Actually, we're going to shovel
sand," University President James
Duderstadt joked.
In a maize and blue tent filled with
about 200 onlookers, Duderstadt, LSA
Dean Edie Goldenberg, and Library
Dean Donald Riggs stressed the sig-
nificance of the Undergraduate Li-
brary (UGLi), East Engineering, and
Randall Lab renovations to the Uni-
versity campus.
"I think all of you can get a sense
in the Central Campus area right now
that it's a it of a 2ttle 7ne But.

And while Regent Shirley McFee
(R-Battle Creek), Brown, Goldenberg,
Riggs, Duderstadt, and others were
captured on film, Duderstadt also ex-
tended an invitation to others in the
shoveling spirit.
"If anyone anyone else would like
to shovel, we can take you over there,"
he said, pointing to the hole in front of
Randall Lab.
A helping hand might not speed
up the project to provide laboratory
space for the Physics Department in
the Randall Lab renovations, which
are expected to be completed in the
summer of 1995.
Another campus project in the
works is the renovation of the East
Engineering Building. The renova-
tion of the north wing of the building
will hold the Psychology Department
and should be finished in December

With turkey
airline strike
stalls travel
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) --
The chairman of American Airlines
dug his heels in Sunday, turning down
a call from striking flight attendants
for a presidential mediation board
while announcing up to two-thirds of
this week's flights would be canceled.
Speaking on the fourth day of the
planned 11-day strike by the Associa-
tion of Professional Flight Attendants,
airline Chairman Robert L. Crandall
acknowledged that American fell
short in notifying passengers about
canceled flights, but said it has been
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