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One hundred four years of editorial freedom
7, Ay - 4
Nike, athletic department sign $7 million contract

Daily Sports Writer
In the largest deal ever between industry
and collegiate athletics, Nike Inc. signed a
contract Wednesday with the University,
which will give the athletic department al-
wst $7 million, mostly in apparel and schol-
The deal is in addition to personal services
contracts Nike has with basketball coach Steve
Fisher and football coach Gary Moeller, who
receive $200,000 and $85,000 per year from
the athletic outfitter, said Athletic Director

Joe Roberson.
Nike Public Relations Director Keith Pe-
ters said the deal will benefit both the corpo-
ration and the University.
"We think that it's a win-win deal," Peters
said. "(The University) is not just historically
highly successful (in athletics), but it's also
pretty good academically."
Revenue from Nike, totaling just over $1
million per year for six years, will go toward
outfitting athletes from all 22 of the
University's varsity teams with shoes, prac-
tice apparel and on-field wear, Roberson said.

Nike, by virtue of designing official Michi-
gan game clothing, will have exclusive rights
to the sale of on-field apparel.
Nike will also fund a $75,000 payment to
the athletic department each year, Roberson
Between the cash payment and complete
funding of athletic outfitting, the contract will
enable the creation of a new women's sport -
closing the gap on gender equity.
Roberson said his department had such an
addition in the works before the contract was
brought up.

"We didn't do this to add a new sport, it's
just another benefit," Roberson said. He noted
that the contract will allow the designation of
a women's sport as varsity without revoking
the varsity status of a men's sport.
Earlier this year, women's soccer was
promoted from club to varsity status at the
expense of the men's gymnastics team, whose
varsity status was revoked. Currently, a com-
mittee within the department is in the process
of determining which women's varsity sport
will be created. Roberson said three or four
sports are being considered.

Roberson said some of the money will be
added to the athletic department's recruiting
budget, allowing coaches to recruit more thor-
He said the partnership was created to
benefit the athletic department, the Univer-
sity and the community.
"The institution in general benefits from
this, not just the athletic department,"
Roberson said.
Although $700,000 to $800,000 of the
yearly income will go toward outfitting ath-
See NIKE, Page 14

after ex-
* University Board of
Regents lauds
Shapiro Library
Daily Staff Reporter
With its renovations, the Under-
graduate Library isn't ugly anymore
- and it isn't the UGLi either.
The University Board of Regents
named the library the Harold T. and
vian B. Shapiro Undergraduate Li-.
brary at its meeting yesterday.
Shapiro, who is now president of
Princeton University, served as the
University's 10th president, begin-
ning Jan. 1, 1980. His wife, Vivian,
served as a clinical researcher in the
Department of Psychiatry from 1970-
80 and was an associate professor in
the School of Social Work at the time
her departure.
"We are in the process of renovat-
ing the Undergraduate Library, which
has had several distinctions on cam-
pus. One, it is ugly. Two, it was never
named for anyone," said Regent Philip
Power (D-Ann Arbor). "Harold and
Vivian Shapiro served the University
for many years with great love and
great distinction. To my knowledge,
l re are no structures on campus
Mned to Harold and Vivian, yet their
contributions have been enormous."
The name change took effect im-
mediately following approval by the
regents. The University will hold a
formal ceremony for the name change,
but the date has not yet been deter-
It is not unusual to name Univer-
sity buildings after presidents when
*y leave office. Haven Hall, Angell
Hall, the Fleming Administration
Building, the Frieze Building and
Tappan Hall are some of the campus
buildings named after past presidents.
Chief Financial Officer and Ex-
ecutive Vice President Farris W.
Womack said he hopes students will
not continue to call it the UGLi. "I
hope they will call it the Shapiro Li-
," Womack said. "I think stu-
nts will be sensitive to the respect
they will be showing to Harold and
But students may not talk about
studying at the Shapiro Library that
"I don't think the name, in reality,
will change as far as what students
say," said Regent Paul Brown (D-
Mackinac Island).
*0 "(Shapiro) was a first-class presi-
dent and I'm happy for he and Vivian
See LIBRARY, Page 2


Regents approve new
medical campus plans

Daily Staff Reporter
To prepare for changes in the
health-care industry, the University
Board of Regents yesterday approved
the master site plans for a new medi-
cal campus.
The new campus will be the fifth
at the University, which broke ground
on its last new campus, North Cam-
pus, in 1953.
The East Medical Campus, which
will provide primary and secondary
care, will be built in an area bordered
by Plymouth and Earhart roads. The
320-acre site is located one mile east
of North Campus.
The campus is intended to comple-
ment the A. Alfred Taubman Health
Care Center and incorporate the cur-
rent Northeast Health Care Center
facility. A spring 1996 opening is
"The idea was really born out of
concern to position ourselves for the
coming health care era," said Joe
Diederich, director of the East Medical
Campus. "When you look at academic
medical centers, we have relatively little
capacity.... It's mostly a strategy to
build primary-care capacity."
The site will begin by using 55
acres for development. The first build-

This map, provided by the Medical School, shows the general location of the
planned East Medical Campus. The 320-acre site is located one mile east
of North Campus between Plymouth and Earhart roads.

ing will be 50,000 to 60,000 square
feet and construction is set to begin
next year. The cost of the project will
depend on future development plans.
Development on the campus will
likely continue over the next 10 to 20

Erin McHenrie, a patient at Mott Children's Hospital, enjoys a Halloween
pizza party last night. See story, Page 5.

Bank after
From Staff and Wire Reports
JERUSALEM _Responding to
Wednesday's deadly bombing of a
Tel Aviv bus, the Israeli Cabinet yes-
terday ordered the West Bank and
Gaza Strip sealed indefinitely, a move
the Palestinian self-governing author-
ity immediately denounced as "eco-
nomic and social war."
The nation was plunged into
mourning as families buried 14 of the
19 Israelis killed in the bombing. One
Dutch tourist also died. Drivers for
the Dan Bus Co., whose No. 5 bus
was incinerated in the attack, kept
their headlights on all day as they
traveled their routes, a gesture of soli-
darity with the victims.
By yesterday afternoon, a video-
tape aired on Israel Television of the
man who is believed to have carried
out the attack.
In the videotape, Salah Abdel-
Rahim Hassan Souwi Nazal, 27, who
carried a briefcase packed with ex-
plosives aboard the No. 5 and is
thought to have blown himself to bits
in the bombing, bade farewell to his
friends and family. Nazal cradled an

Israeli-made Galil rifle in his arms as
he somberly addressed the camera.
The neatly dressed man said he
wanted to avenge the deaths of three
Hamas militants killed by Israeli sol-
diers on Oct. 14 in the army's failed
attempt to rescue an Israeli soldier
kidnaped by Hamas. The kidnapped
soldier, Nachshon Waxman, and an-
other Israeli soldier were killed in a
raid on the West Bank house where
Waxman was held.
Nazal also said that his brother
had been killed by Israeli soldiers
during the Palestinian uprising, or
"intifada," that erupted in the Israeli-
occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip
in December 1987.
The attack sparked anti-govern-
ment protests around the country and
gave Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
little choice but to retaliate against
extremist groups who oppose Israel-
Arab peace-making.
The Cabinet, called into emer-
gency session by Rabin yesterday
morning, agreed with Rabin that se-
curity forces could use unspecified
"additional means ... to strengthen

years. The campus could eventually
handle a maximum of 1.25 million to
1.6 million gross square feet of devel-
The campus will be designed in
See CAMPUS, Page 2
speaks to
College Dems
Daily Staff Reporter
As part of the Democratic ticket's
day on reproductive rights, lieutenant
governor candidate Debbie Stabenow
attacked Gov. John Engler's stance on
About 25 people, mostly other
Democratic activists and candidates,
attended the half-hour event, and each
speaker attacked their Republican
opponent's position.
Stabenow slammed Engler's po-
sition as "out of touch" with Michi-
gan women.
"We support a woman's right to
choose, period," she said.
In Wednes-
t day night's de-
I y a ir
bate, Engler re-
life position, add-
ing abortion
should only be an
life of the mother,
- not in cases of
® ~ rape or incest.
Stabenow and
Wolpe made six
appearances across the state to press
the abortion issue.
Stabenow used a scenario in which
a 12-year-old girl who had been raped
was found pregnant.
"Even in that extreme circum-
stance, (Engler) would not allow that
choice for that young girl or her fam-
ily," she said.
Democratic Congressional candi-

Israelis comfort friends in the aftermath of Wednesday's bus bombing.

their activity against the Hamas and
its military wing."
In a television address, Rabin said
he would seek legislative backing for
a wide-ranging crackdown on the fun-
damentalists, while at the same time
pressing ahead in peace talks with the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
He stressed, the need for a final
political settlement that will divorce
Israelis from the Palestinians of West

Bank and Gaza Strip.
"We need a separation between us
and the Palestinians, not just for days
but as a way of life," Rabin said.
The attack came as Israeli and
PLO officials sat down in Cairo,
Egypt, to talk about expanding the
five-month-old Gaza-Jericho au-
tonomy to the rest of the West Bank.
The talks broke off early Wednesday
because of the blast.

President's council to
improve tech transfer
0 Administrators, sity research more appealing to in-
faculty will work vestors.
with private sector "It is a coordinating body.... The
goal is to foster regional economic

Responding to rapes,
group teaches defense

Daily Staff Reporter
In response to the most recent in a
series of rapes last Thursday near
Ann Arbor's Community High
School, a community group is pro-

Yesterday, police cleared another
suspect, who was captured on video-
tape at University Hospitals. The rap-
ist is yet to be found.
"Women need to be empowered
and feel that they can defend them-

Daily Staff Reporter

development," he said. "Our charge
is to optimize opportunity."

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