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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A member of
upac Shakur's entourage who wit-
essed the rapper's murder was found
hot to death in New Jersey, creating
nother roadblock for Las Vegas homi-
ide detectives.
:feu Fula, 19, was shot once in the
cad and found slumped in a third-floor
allway of a housing project in Orange,
.J., early Sunday.
Fula was a member of Shakur's
ackup group, the Outlaws Immortalz,
nd was sitting with bodyguards in the
ar behind Shakur's when the rapper
as shot on Sept. 7 in Las Vegas.
"It just kind of adds to our frustration
f is whole investigation,' Las Vegas
*cide Sgt. Kevin Manning said
ednesday after learning of Fula's
eath. "It's another dead end for us.'
Shakur, one of rap's most successful
nd notorious singers, was fatally shot
ear the Las Vegas Strip following the
ike Tyson-Bruce Seldon boxing
natch. Police have received little coop-
ration from Fula and others in
hakur's entourage.
"He spoke to us the night of the shoot-
nd based on what we got from him
lihnight we wanted to speak to him
Igain," Manning said. "We wanted to
; ow him some photographs."
Ironically, Fula also was shot follow-
ng a Tyson boxing match - he died
tours after the Tyson-Evander
olyfield fight.

NATION/WORLD

The Michigan Daily -Friday, November 15, 1996 - 7

REGENi
Continued from Page
trends in research
year 1996, Univers
support of research
$440 million,
which contin-
ues a consistent
trend of
increases.
"It's a healthy
increase,"
Neidhardt said.
"There's been
more than a
doubling of
research expen-
ditures in this
decade."
Nei dhardt
explained that
while federal

rs "The benefit that it pr
el ety is so far reaching t
continue emphasizing i
funding. In fiscal general public," McFee
ity expenditures in damental part of helpi
totaled more than We have to keep empha
re
There's been H
more than apr
doubling of in
nc
research s
expenditures ind
this decade." di
- Frederick Neidhardt )
Interim VP for research b

rovides for soci- should be complements, not substitutes,
that we have to for on-campus learning.
ts value for the Van Houweling said all three pro-
said. "It's a fun- grams - the Auto College, a United
ng our society. Auto Workers/Ford Project and
isizing that." University of Michigan Online - will
One other contribute to "lifelong learning" for
port was given University graduates as well as new
Douglas Van educational opportunities for people in
ouweling, vice the state, nation and world.
ovost for acade- The online service will help "U-M
ic outreach and graduates to stay in touch," Van
formation tech- Houweling said. The Internet service
ology, who provider includes access to e-mail,
oke about three Netscape, online museum exhibits and
niversity pro- radio broadcasts of University hockey
rams linking games.
lucation and The future of state funding was
gital technolo- another priority for the regents yester-
y. day. Provost J. Bernard Machen
He told the released information about the request
oard about the the University will file with the
ichigan Virtual Legislature for allocations in the 1997-
J university that 98 budget.
ing courses in Machen asked for an allocation
olved with the increase "at least by the rate of infla-
tion," with an additional $4.5 million to
del of what we fund science and technology services
ducation in the and undergraduate research projects.
iouweling said, -Daily Staff Reporter Jeff Eldridge
ual universities contributed to this report.

MEDICAL
Continued from Page 1
oversee all medical functions helps
coordinate education and clinical ser-
vices.
"The hospital and the clinical faculty
must be aligned in strategy and mission
and that can only happen if there's one
person in charge," Johns said.
Betz said the Medical Center's sense
of vision will be strengthened by hav-
ing one central leader.
"The various missions can be better
aligned and balanced," Betz said.
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-
Ann Arbor) said the new post will be a
"very significant" part of the overall
restructuring. She said some of the
"people at the very, very top making
decisions are too far removed," and the
new position would provide for more
centralized and knowledgeable gover-
nance.
Newman said a search committee
would form soon after the regents cre-
ate the position, which she said she
hopes will be filled in the near future.
But even after the new position is
created, major cuts are still in the
Medical Center's future.
"There is still a significant chunk
left," Harrison said. "We think we can
save $19 to $20 million if we reduce
benefits for employees."
Harrison said the Medical Center
currently provides its employees excep-
tionally generous benefits packages
that could be partially maintained after
trimming.
The remainder of the cuts - about
$120 million - would still have to be
determined. Harrison said a task force

is set to recommend the next wave of
cutbacks in early 1997 as part of the
three-year reduction plan.
"We're not sure how we're going to
make those cuts," Harrison said. "We'd
love to say we're done with layoffs ...
but we can't say that right now."
Betz said the cutbacks will ultimate-
ly improve the mission of the Medical
School.
"I see it as an extremely positive
step forward," Betz said. "I foresee
no negative impact on the quality of
our educational programs and expect
that they will benefit from the
change."
But Harrison conceded that the bud-
get cuts might prompt some to leave the
Medical Center. He said keeping and
attracting top-notch people may be
more difficult because of the uncertain
future.
"We certainly hope that cutbacks or
talks of cutbacks don't frighten peo-
ple,' Harrison said. He conceded that
cutbacks at the hospitals have led to
"some pain emotionally for employ-
ees."
Many have attributed the problems of
the University Medical Center to rising
competition in the medical market --
particularly the competition from
health maintenance organizations. Betz
said an increasingly competitive market
has made the need for reform more evi-
dent.
"Nearly every part of our medical
center has developed bad habits -
inefficiencies - because we have had
the luxury of continued ample patient
flow without the need to compete in the
clinical market,' Betz said. "This is no
longer the case?'

support for University research contin-
ued to rise, the amount of the increase
declined. "This is a matter of concern,"
Neidhardt said.
Regent Shirley McFee (R-Battle
Creek) noted the University has to work
to debunk the myth that research is over-
valued at large, public universities.

M
Auto College, a virtua
plans to begin offer
February to those inv
auto industry.
"It's become the mo
think of as distance e
21st century;" Van H
emphasizing that virti

CHILD CARE
Continued from Page :.
should be raised privately, instead of
being taken out of the University's gen-
eral revenue fund. She said she supports
the concept of sponsoring child care,
but does not want to fund it through
tuition or state appropriations.
All of the board's Democrats - with
the exception of Regent Laurence
Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills), who was
absent from the meeting - said they
support the childcare proposal. Regent
Shirley McFee (R-Battle Creek) also
expressed support of a University child
care program.
Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann
Arbor) said the University should be
ready to help students with child care
needs.
"It is a simple and modest step,"
McGowan said. "I fully support the dol-
lar fee for child care."
Regent Nellie Varner (D-Detroit)
said helping to finance child care will
increase accessibility to the University.
"This is certainly something that is
needed very badly," Varner said, noting
that child care needs have "a disparate
impact on female students"
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
said the student mandate for child care

assistance does not seem very strong.
He said the low turnout in MSA elec-
tions does not imply overwhelming
support for the plan.
"I've never believed personally that 8
or 10 or 12 percent of the student body is
really representative," Baker said.
Baker also said the Child Care Task
Force that formulated the plan did not
properly consider the long-term costs of
a University-sponsored program. There
is the possibility that a child care pro-
gram could slowly creep out of control,
driving up costs and becoming
unwieldy, Baker said.
But Regent Philip Power (D-Ann
Arbor) said the proposal was modest in
scope, and could be a cautious first step
to consider later expansion.
"The pilot program should be regard-
ed as an opportunity to learn a great
deal" Power said.
McFee said it is important to provide
child care because it will help stimulate
the intellectual capacities of young chil-
dren. She said providing quality child
care is a serious need in society.
"This is an employer and a business
problem as much as it is a public edu-
cation problem," McFee said.
The regents will vote on the plan at
today's meeting.

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Bassoon Studio Recital
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University Symphony Orchestra with Chamber Choirs
ISRAEL IN EGYPT by Handel
Theodore Morrison, conductor
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Wednesday, November 20
Campus Band
Tania Miller, conductor
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Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, November 21-24
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Opera Workshop Concert
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Friday, November 22
Symphony Band & Concert Band
H. Robert Reynolds, conductor
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