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By JAMES CHO
DAILY STAFF REPORTER W elcome Back
TAMPA, Fla. - Rain showers Ready to start
did not deter an estimated 40,000 hard- classes? We are.
core Michigan Wolverine and North But first we'd like
Carolina State Wolfpack fans from to tell you about
flocking to Tampa Stadium for the some of our
Hall of Fame Bowl on New Year's Holiday
Clad in orange ponchos and black including trips
garbage bags, fans watched as the to New York to
Wolverines walloped the Wolfpack, see the ball
42-7 - the highest margin of victory drop and Florida
in the eight-year history of the bowl for some fun in the
game. sun. See Page 3 0
Before the game, fans scrambled for more tales.
in search of protection against the rain.
For those lucky few who found the Dedicated Wolverine fan and t
Wal-Mart near the stadium, ponchos versity president, James Duderst
went for 87 cents. Others paid ven- adorned in a suit and a Michigan
dors outside the stadium up to $5 for stood tall as he walked onto the fiel
a poncho. join the players with only minutes
By halftime, the rain showers had maining in the game.
tapered to a trickle and the Wolver- "We're playing like the top to
ines returned to the locker room with in the country," Duderstadt said.
a commanding 21-0 lead over the He added confidently, "The k
Wolfpack. Orange ponchos and yel- of playing you're seeing today, yo
low raincoats gave way to maize and definitely see again next year."
blue hats and sweatshirts. Jeff C6t6, a member of the Mi
N.C. State fan Andrew Halladay gan Marching Band and Univer
was impressed with the number of alum, was ecstatic with the outcc
Michigan fans who attended the game. of the game.
He estimated that Michigan f-ns out- "This game is hilarious. I h
numbered N.C. State fans 5 to 1. been to three Rose Bowl games
With the Wolverines leading the two were very upsetting. I'm gl
Wolfpack by 35 points in the fourth didn't have to sit gripping my ch
quarter, some fans began filing out of It's about time," he said.
the stadium early - some fans happy, He added, "I'm glad we wen
others devastated. the Hall of Fame Bowl this year.
"I figured Michigan was going to the Rose Bowl we had to perform
win by atouchdown, not by 35 points!" five mile-long parade."
Halladay said. "Tyrone just say NO - NF
Michigan fan Chris Ridgeway read the sign held by one dieh
said, "Michigan is a very good foot- Michigan fan who wanted game M
ball team and I expected them to win' Tyrone Wheatley to play next ye
Regents table renovations and
commend Rhodes, Marshall
By MELISSA PEERLESS
DAILY NEWS EDITOR
While most students were cramming for finals and.
heading home for a few days of rest, the University's
governing body was busy settling some year-end business.
The regents began their regular agenda by hearing a
presentation by John Tropman, chair of the Committee on
the Economic Status of the Faculty.
Overall, the committee - which investigates salary
issues - said that the University should increase salaries as
much as pssible in order to attract, retain and adequately
compensate the best instructors in the country.
The committee focused its efforts on investigating the
apparent chasm between faculty and administrative pay.
Tropman said many faculty members perceive that the
differences between their salaries and those of deans and
executive officers are unfair. But he added that the
committee's findings do not support this claim.
University President James Duderstadt commended the
committee on its work, and offered an explanation of the
University's current salary program.
Both faculty members and administrators can receive
three types of salary increases: merit-based raises, equity
adjustments or promotions. Duderstadt said that, although
this plan can be confusing, it is economically advantageous.
"Sometimes it all seems to be clumped together," he
said. "These onetime increases do not ratchet up the base
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills) com-
mended the pgram, and point :I n d t: Uni ersity's Rhodes
Scholar, Leah Niederstadt, as a measure of its success.
"This system uses compensation to meet people's needs
and as a means of reward and incentive," he said.
Vice President for Research Homer Neal took the po-
dium and detailed the University's research program, which
he said takes a balanced approach.
"We have top-flight people working in all types of
research," he said. Neal detailed the changing research
situation as federal labs concentrate less and less on defense
research. He said the public demands quick research yields,
resulting in more funding going to short-term projects.
He added that the University is attempting to integrate
the research and education that take place on campus.
Power commended this move.
"This will distinguish the University by the research
resources students are able to take advantage of here," he
Discussion became heated when the boardmembers
viewed a model of the proposed connector between Angell
and Haven Halls, which is intended to house offices for
faculty in the English and History Departments. Architect
Doug Hanna showed a structure designed with a curved
facade containing a long outdoor tunnel to prevent excess
traffic around the Angell Hall auditorium classrooms.
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann Arbor) questioned
the safety of the tunnel and whether or not lighting would be
adequate. Regent James Waters (D- Muskegon) said he
could see it becoming a receptacle for graffiti and garbage.
The regents voted to table the proposal and send archi-
tects back to the drawing boards.
Presidential Deputy Jon Cosovich updated the board
to the fundraising progress of the Campaign for Michigan.
Through the end of November, 53 percent of the $1 billion
goal had been raised.
* The regents extended a five-year contract to LSA
Dean Edie Goldenberg.
* Brown read a tribute to Regent Emeritus Eugene
Power, who died last month; and,
0 Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle Creek) commended
Clinton Jones, who served as chancellor at the University's
Flint Campus and has left to pursue other interests.
The regents also commended two of the University's
outstanding undergraduate students.
Regent Nellie Varer (D-Detroit) presented a plaque of
See BOARD, Page 2
Tyrone Wheatley scores his first touchdown in the Hall of Fame Bowl New Year's Day.
Klan, minority-rights groups clash in Columbus
By KATIE HUTCHINS
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
COLUMBUS-While manywere light-
ing menorahs, decorating Christmas trees
and exchanging gifts for the holidays, the Ku
Klux Klan was celebrating the season in a
different way -- by erecting a cross in a
public area here.
Federal District Court Judge James Gra-
ham allowed the KKK to erect a cross on the
Statehouse lawn Dec. 23. The decision came
after the group challenged an Ohio State
Board resolution banning religious symbols
from the area during the holidqys.
The national director of the Knights of
the KKK, Thomas Robb, said in a telephone
interview, "The cross was erected because
Christmas is a Christian holiday ... you
know, Christmas cheer and so on. People
need to reflect upon the very purpose of
The cross was knocked down by a lone
protester about seven hours after it was
raised, and Klansmen and protesters contin-
ued to put it up and knock it down until the
Klan finally gave up and took the cross
"I think people were protesting because
there is a lot of hatred and bigotry evidently
in the community of Columbus," Robb said.
Meanwhile, several Columbus churches
obtained a permit to put their own crosses on
the lawn. Several crosses were erected, and
the Statehouse lawn looked somewhat like a
cemetery on Christmas Eve.
The cross incident is a sign of signifi-
cant Klan activity in Columbus, stemming
from a rally they held at the Statehouse in
October. The KKK obtained permission to
march under the auspices ofthe First Amend-
ment. The state and city governments then
said they were sending the Klan bills for the
increased security and traffic control needed
to prevent any violence.
Critics charge the bills singled out the
KKK. And the city'spromised billof $54,000
and the state's bill of $17,000 sent an im-
See KLAN, Page 2
Savage snow storms trap travelers throughout East Coast
By MICHELLE FRICKE
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
DELMAR, N.Y. -Plane delays, snow-
covered roads and closed businesses all com-
bined to create a huge headache for many
travelers yesterday as a snowstorm raged
across the East Coast. Some college students
were forced to cut short their winter breaks.
University students visiting Okemo Ski
Resort in Ludlow, Vt., were forced to aban-
don the slopes a day early to avoid treacher-
ous driving conditions yesterday.
"We decided to leave Monday night to
ensure we would get back to Albany, N.Y.,
safely," said Janis Frazer, an LSA senior.
"My friends and I are flying back to Ann
Arbor Wednesday morning, but Iknow some
people even flew back Monday to avoid
flight delays on Tuesday."
Patrick Scholes, another student vaca-
tioning at Okemo, added that while the storm
may have caused some overprotective par-
ents to send their children home early, even
more people would stay to enjoy the excel-
lent ski conditions.
"A small percentage of people will leave
early, but more people will come here be-
cause of the storm since conditions this
weekend willbe so favorable," said Scholes,
a senior at Cornell University. "I don't go
back to school until the 17th so I'm heading
to Stowe Mountain to enjoy the fresh pow-
The National Weather Service predicted
that the storm-which could be "the biggest
storm of the year" - would leave 12-24
inches of snow in upstate New York and
more than 2 feet of powder in Vermont.
According to the National Weather Ser-
vice at the Albany County Airport in Colonie,
the storm was a classic nor'easter as it moved
south to north up the coast, creating winds
over 21 miles an hour at times.
The predictions caused a panic Monday
night in many towns along the East Coast.
Public schools in Manchester, Vt., began
closing as early as Monday evening, even
before the heavy snowfall had begun.
Anticipating problems, highway crews
prepared their snow plows for action with
sand and salt, and many families rushed to
local grocery stores to stock up on needed
supplies in case they were snowed in.
"I've never seen a town getting so pre-
pared for a storm," said Robert Rosenkrantz,
an Okemo ski instructor and resident of
"The weathermen here are orgasmic be-
cause they're finally going to be right about
their predictions," he said. "I've never seen
them so excited."
But weather reports yesterday morning
did offer some hope to those trapped on the
East Coast. According to Mike Ladin of the
State University of New York at Albany's
Atmospheric Sciences Center, most regions
would only be hitwith fluffy snow and little,
if any, sleet.
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