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process was rigged."
"Surprisingly, it was riggedby the anti-
Code people," he said. "They deliber-
ately sought out people to sabotage the
"That was originally why I got into it-
not necessarily for sabotage, but to make it
difficult," the source said. "But it became
real clear on the first day of training that if
J shafted orsabotaged the process, only the
students would suffer."
Panelists were picked by the student
governments of the University's differ-
ent schools. Previously, student govern-
ment leaders and administrators said they
were concerned that there was not enough
time to find panelists.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Maureen Hartford said having anti-Code
sentiment on the Student Resolution Pan-
els could lead to "ethical problems" for
"I could see some problems in that, for
themselves, in terms of going into some-
thing they don't believe in," she said.
But Parker said he has made no secret
ofhis views on the Code.
"They know I'm anti-Code," Parker
said. "I said in my application I'm op-
posed to a non-academic Code of Con-
The consensus of the panelists is far
from unanimous, however.
"None of the things the Code does is
punishment - it's helpful," said Erin
Kenney, an LSA first-year student. "A
couple people had questions and said they
weren't sure about making decisions."
Panelist Michael Nagrant said "there's
a group that definitely doesn't agree with
Nagrant said this group could pose a
threat to the process.
"There are people within the system
who may be an obstacle in the future,"
Nagrant said. "There are people who may*
be averse to convicting someone under
Jackie Nino, a Nursing School junior,
said the panelists' ability to hear cases
will quickly improve.
"It's not like we're just thrown into the
hearing without knowing what's going
on," Nino said.
Nino said she did not sense that other
panelists have ulteriormotives. "We'rethere
to make a difference," she said. "If people
But Parker said the University's ex-
pectations of panelists are unrealistic.
"The University of Michigan is asking
us to be lawyers, psychologists, sociolo-
gists and criminologists, all rolled into
one," he said.
Hartford refused to comment on criti-
cisms of the training process.
Mary Lou Antieau, who overseesmuch
of the Code's procedures, was unavail-
able for comment.
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contributed to this report.
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provides vans for transportation, while
the group raises money to fund the
"ASB is rewarding and challeng-
ing, and it is an experience and
memory I can take away with me and
have for a lifetime," said Dan
Harrison, an RC senior and a site
Harrison and other participants will
work with Habitat for Humanity,
building a house for an underprivi-
leged family in the South.
After the week is over, participants
reunite for a time of reflection. Many
share experiences and resolution ideas
for troubled communities.
In Ann Arbor, ASB programs have
been set up in churches and at Hillel.
With the same philosophy of helping
the community, Hillel started its own
ASB last year.
Separate from Project SERVE,
Hillel organizes daily activities in the
Ann Arbor area to help the Jewish
Program founder Rachel Lawson,
an LSA senior, organized a group of
eight to 10 volunteers to help Jewish
people in the Detroit community this
"I've had a lot of fun planning
events, and I get so much out of the
ASB experience," Lawson said.
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the ocean and sunshine."
However, there are many scams,
false advertisements and sketchy com-
panies that can take advantage of stu-
"My friends and I have already been
upgraded to a better hotel in Cancun
due to overbooking," said LSA senior
Jamie Meisler. "I was never worried
about any major problems because I
went through a reputable company."
Due to a later spring break this year,
students have an opportunity to spend
the week with students from other uni-
"This year I'm psyched to have a
million raging, drunk college kids
around so I can be just as crazy as them
and blend right into the crowd," said
LSA senior Jason Haymond, who plans
to travel to Cancun.
Although many students made their
spring break plans before Christmas to
take advantage of discount rates, some
are still scrambling to make last minute
arrangements. "Things have been ab-
solutely swamped," said Donna
Barrell, a consultant with Council
But not all students are headed for
tropical weather. Formany, springbreak
is an opportunity to visit friends and
family, as well as a chance to travel to
"I'm really excited to spend quality
time with my friends road tripping to
Colorado," said Stephanie Elias, a
School of Art senior. "I enjoy the out-
doors and can't wait to ski and breathe
in the fresh mountain Colorado air."
International travel has also become
an option for some students because of
reduced travel rates.
Sultan Weatherspoon, an Engineer-
ing senior, paid half-price for a ticket to
Ghana, Africa, because he had an inter-
national student card.
"I wanted to go and see more of the
world and Africa seemed like a cool
place," Sultan said. "And, of course, it
is warm there too."
For students traveling within the
United States, discounted fares are com-
mon. Vouchers from most major air-
lines allow students to travel for more
Major credit cards have deals with
airlines to provide incentives for stu-
dents to use both the credit card and the
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Most train deaths were fire-related
WASHINGTON -Eight of the 11 people killed Friday in the crash of a Maryland
commuter train and an Amtrak train in Silver Spring died in the resulting fire, not from
the impact, raising the possibility that more could have survived if they had been aile
to flee the mangled commuter train, state and federal investigators said yesterday.
Survivors of the fiery crash said they could not open emergency windows or
doors of the Maryland Rail Commuter Service carriage and had to dive out a crack
in the rended metal at the rear of the car.
Rescuers had equal difficulty getting into the train. Firefighters hauled a hose
through the same hole in the rear wall that some passengers had used to escape.
The National Transportation Safety Board is focusing part of its investigation
on whether the MARC train's emergency window exits and doors worked
properly, said spokesperson Pat Cariseo. Investigators will seek indications that
the victims were alive for aperiod after the crash, such as the positions of the bodies
in the train and autopsy evidence of smoke in the victims' lungs, he said.
John Agro Jr., Maryland mass transit administrator said yesterday that all exits
from MARC trains meet federal standards, and all the emergency window exits
have been upgraded in the last year to make them easier to open. He cautioned
against drawing conclusions about the crash until the National Transportatg
Safety Board completes its investigation.
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WASHINGTON - It sounds
simple enough: Every time a business
makes a hire, the employer first dials
a toll-free telephone number to verify
the immigration status of the new
Computer verification of immigra-
tion status is being described by pro-
ponents as a virtually foolproofmethod
of determining who can and cannot
legally work in the United States. En-
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legislation in both the House and Sen-
But as the two houses prepare to
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the verification plan is provoking bit-
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The roster of opponents includes
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Countdown to Fat
NEW ORLEANS - More than 1
million people began filling the streets
for Mardi Gras, an annual event that
will climax at midnight tonight when
the party shuts down for the start of
Some, like 22-year-old University
of Texas student Jim Marcus, spent the
night where they dropped amid empt
beer cans and beads. Others, like Ju
Rogers, 19, of New York, slept in
sleeping bags along the Mississippi
"A lot of college kids camp outhere,"
Rogers said. "I felt safe. It's just a big
Police reported no trouble associated
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Two dozen parades rolled through
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Clashes mar end of
feast in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - Hundreds of Pal-
estinians threw stones at Israeli police
in Jerusalem and Nazareth on the eve of
the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast yesterday,
and clashes erupted between Palestin-
ian youths and Israeli soldiers in the
West Bank town of Hebron.
The Eid marks the end ofRamadan, the
month of daylight fasting.
Hundreds of Palestinian youths
clashed with Israeli police last night at
the Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's
Old City, throwing stones and bottles at
passing cars and policemen.
Palestinian witnesses said police re-
sponded by beating at least two stone-
throwers with clubs.
Four people were arrested, Israel's
Army radio said.
In the Arab-Israeli town of Nazareth,
hundreds of residents threw stones and
bottles at police cars and other parked
cars following a march in honor of the
Eid, police spokesperson Eric Bar-Chen
In Hebron, the only Palestinian city in
the West Bank still under Israeli control,
dozens ofPalestinian youths threw stones
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UNITED NATIONS-U.N. and Iraqi
officials yesterday finished spelling out
the specifics ofwhat Iraq must do to win
U.N. permission to make limited oil
sales for money to buy food and medi-
cine for its hard-pressed population.
Informed sources said it was now upto
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein todecik
if he will accept the strict U.N. conditiW
and, if he does, to give the world body a
detailed plan of the steps Iraq would take
to comply. The 15-nation Security Coun-
cil then would have to approve the Iraqi
proposals as meeting its terms.
If the intricate negotiations do lead to
an eventual agreement, it would mark the
first loosening of the tight sanctions that
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