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MSA President Craig Greenberg addresses
students in a letter to the editor. He outlines his
goals and plans for improving the Michigan
Student Assembly during the year.

WEEKEND LIST
Find out what's going on in Ann Arbor this
weekend. Film reviews, campus cinema listings,
music performances, and theater are all part of
theWeekend List.

Michigan and Notre Dame hit the gridiron Today
tomorrow at noon for the legendary football Partly Cloudy, windy, cool;
matchup. Will Lou Holtz and his team be weighted High68,ow 44
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By RYAN HERRINGTON
DAILY FOOTBALL WRITER
Does it seem too early for a "must
win" game?
While the schedule says it's only the
second contest of the season, it's hard
for Michigan to describe its gridiron
battle against Notre Dame in any other
way. Just as was the case for the past
three seasons, the No.3 Wolverines (1-
0 overall) must defeat their arch-enemy
if they hope to have a realistic chance at
a national championship.
However, unlike in past years,
Michigan's squad will be a decided
favorite when it enters Michigan Sta-
dium for tomorrow's noon kickoff. In-
tended to be an appetizer to this week's
main course, the 11th-ranked Fighting
Irish (1-0) still have a stomachache fol-
lowing their 27-14 come-from-behind
victory against Northwestern last Sat-
urday. Meanwhile Michigan gobbled
upits hors d'oeuvres, Washington State,
quite easily, 41-14.
"The thing thatdiscourages me most
on offense is the lack of fundamentals,"
Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz said. "I
don't' know if we can be optimistic
about getting things corrected in four,
practices this week if we couldn't get it
done in 29 (preseason practices)."
Holtz's "Woe is me" speech is allbut
patented, yet this season might be the
year the coach is not crying wolf. The
Irish offense was gutted with the losses

ofRickMirer, Jerome Bettis and Reggie
Brooks tothe NFL. The void leftin their
absence might be the deciding factor in
this year's matchup.
Of course, Holtz was singing the
praises of the then sixth-rankedWolver-
ines a year ago. To the coach's "amaze-
ment," the Irish scored 10straightpoints
in the fourth quarter to tie the game at
17-17. Michigan's last chance at vic-
tory was thwarted when Notre Dame's
Jeff Buris intercepted an Elvis Grbac
pass in the closing minutes, preserving
the tie.
In fact, except for Desmond
Howard's legendary touchdown grab
that won them the game in 1991, the
Wolverines have not defeated a team
from South Bend since 1986. This fact
has not gone unnoticed by the folks in
Ann Arbor.
"I don't know what it is, but the
Notre Dame mystique keeps sneaking
up and finding a way to beat you,"
MichiganquarterbackTodd Collins said.
"I can remember having the game (last
season) and then losing it somehow.
You just have to learn from it."
For the Wolverines to avenge the
losses of the recent past, they must see
improvement from their offensive line.
Against the Cougars a week ago, Michi-
gan was unable to open interior holes
for its fleet-footed tailbacks to run
through. This concern is only magni-
See FOOTBALL, Page 24

MICHELLE GUY/Daily

Students do the Bullwinkle"thang" with the Michigan Marching Band during last Saturday's game against Washington.

Area police prep for weekend

By BRYN MICKLE
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
This Notre Dame football weekend
there will be an increased police pres-
ence on the streets of Ann Arbor. The
Department of Public Safety (DPS) and
the Ann Arbor Police Department
(AAPD) will step up street and road
patrols in an attempt to prevent any
major incidents.
Two years ago, the city was the not-

so-proud host of a pre-game riot the
night before the Wolverines took the
field against the Irish. Drunken partiers
took their celebration into South Uni-
versity Avenue where a phalanx of of-
ficers armed with tear gas rifles forced
the rioters to disperse.
Lt. James Smiley of DPS said he is
ready for the game.
"We've got a full contingent of of-
ficers," he said. "It will be a major

commitment."
He added DPS will treat the week-
end like any other home football game.
If DPS and AAPD are unable to
handle the situation, Smiley said he is
prepared to call in reinforcements.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Department will have its Youth Im-
paired Driving Program, a multi-fac-
eted team of law officers from different
agencies in the county, available to pro-

vide backup.
Washtenaw County Sheriff'sDeputy
John Secluna said the task force will
target Ann Arbor this weekend due to
the likelihood there will be a mass of
underage drinkers collectedinone place.
An increased number of officers will
also patrol the roads in and around the
city on the lookout for impaired drivers.
The officers will be on standby to assist
DPS and AAPD.

DPS uses 'U' funds for off-campus work, gets riot aid

By BRYNMICKLE
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
First they watched over the campus.
Then they started pulling over speeders
on Washtenaw Avenue. Now the De-
partment of Public Safety (DPS)is pa-
trolling the entire county.
In what some have deemed a ques-
tionable decision, DPS accepted an of-
fer this year to participate in the
Washtenaw County Youth Impaired
Driving Program -a federally-funded
and state-administered effort to reduce
alcohol abuse by those under the legal
drinking age. The program will be in
full force this weekend during the Notre
Dame-Michigan festivities.
Off-duty DPS officers are asked to
participate in the program on a volun-
teer basis and are not supposed to act as
representatives of the University. But
the program has already hit a snag.
Earlier this summer, DPS officers

pulled over University alum Richard
Hollifield near Briarwood Mall - an
estimated four miles south of campus.
Hollifield, an Ann Arbor attorney,
was driving with his friend at about
11:30 p.m. when his friend was pulled
over on suspicion of drunk driving.The
officers, who weredriving aDPS cruiser,
did not identify themselves as members
of the Washtenaw County program.
The officers released the pair with-
out issuing any tickets, but Hollifield
said he had concerns about the incident.
"The U-M should not have its offic-
ers stopping people on the highway," he
said. "Somebody's going to get hurt.
Why areweputting ourpeoplein harm's
way?"
DPS Director Leo Heatley acknowl-
edged that an error was made in allow-
ing the two DPS officers to patrol to-
gether in a University-owned vehicle,
but said DPS would continue to partici-

'The U-M shouldn't have its officers stopping people on
the highway. Somebody's going to get hurt. Whyare
we putting people in harm's way?'
- Richard Hollifield
Ann Arbor attorney, pulled over by DPS at Briarwood Mall

pate in the program.
"That issue fell through the cracks,"
Heatley said. "Now we've addressed
that problem."
He said University vehicles are now
only used to transport officers to and
from the Washtenaw County Jail and
that DPS officers are paired up with
members of the Sheriff's Department.
An Ann Arbor attorney, Phil Green,
said though he had not fully studied the
issue, there could be problems with the
DPS' enabling statute. The enabling
statute is the legislation that allows the

University to use state funds for its
campus police.
"I would say there might be certain
liability issues with the University's
involvement in the program," he said,
citing an example where the University
could be held responsible forinjuriesby
or to a DPS officer while patrolling for
the county.
DPS' involvement has definite ad-
vantages for the University, said the
program's coordinator, Washtenaw
County Sheriff's Deputy John Secluna.
The University is able to get in-

creased police presence at potentially
dangerous events - such as this
weekend's football game - at no cost
to the University.
Whereas the University and the city
of Ann Arbor were forced to pay for
additional police forces after the loss to
North Carolina in theNCAA basketball
final, similar events will now be added
to the target list by the Washtenaw
County Sheriff's Department.
The task force covers specific events
that attract underage drinkers and uses
an assembly of local police forces to
make arrests. Among the target events
this summer were proms, the Fourth of
July and the Lollopalloza festival in
Milan.
"We will target homecoming week-
end at the University of Michigan,"
Secluna said.
He added that an extensive alcohol
sting program in Ann Arbor was in the

planning stages for the Fall term.
Heatley, however, was unaware that
the University would be a subject of
upcoming target dates.
"I'mnotaware ofthatplan,"' he said.
Heatley added thatDPS had limited
its involvement to "one or two officers
a month."
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Department initiated the program last
November, and invited law enforce-
ment agencies throughout Washtenaw
County to participate. Among the agen-
cies that became involved were DPS,
the Ann Arbor Police Department and
the campus police force of Eastern
Michigan University.
Heatley said his department partici-
pates through the Washtenaw County
Mutual Aid program. The state of
Michigan's Criminal Justice Associa-
tion grants participating officers police
authorization throughout the county.

Rumors fly as
assembly plans
to ehminate
AATU funds
By MELISSA PEERLESS
DAILY NEWS EDITOR
As the debate rages overtheMichigan StudentAssembly's
proposed budget, factions on all sides of the issue are hurling
s inn1 %and aersations

LONG TIME NO SEE

Statement
seems vague,
say first-year
students
By JENNIFER TIANEN
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Misconceptions and indifference
surround the Statement of Student
Rights and Responsibilities, and new
Wolverines are confused.
"I remember hearing about it at ori-
entation, but I haven't been affected by
it nPrcnnnll vet " cid T A first-vear

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