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One hundred six years ofeditoaifreedom

Friday
March 28, 1997

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melts in
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By Jim Rose
Daily Sports Writer
MILWAUKEE - In the en
not enough time.
As the scoreboard clock tick
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goal produced nothing but a bu
expired on the Michigan hocke
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the deficit to one.
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the Boston net, resulted in a n
ice and no more goals for the v
And just like that, the season
"Obviously, it's a very tougl
Michigan coach Red Berensor
the NCAA semifinals as a coa
the best team doesn't always w
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Blue basi
Michigan ends season
with win after NCAA
disappointment
By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Sports Editor
NEW YORK - In a season that was as
bittersweet as any, Michigan used a sugar
coating for the finishing touch.
Getting snubbed by the NCAA tourna-
ment committee was not what the Michigan
basketball team had in mind at the outset of
the season. But the Wolverines played the
hand they were dealt and now feel somewhat
vindicated after taking home the NIT cham-
pionship last night with an 82-73 victory
over Florida State at Madison Square
*arden.
"Nothing is more sweet than the smell and
taste of victory," Michigan coach Steve
Fisher said, "and we have that and we have it
in fine fashion."

The postgame talk centered around prov-
ing the NCAA tournament committee wrong

er,

bittersweet

4
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ey

nd, there simply was
ed down to zero and
he Boston University
unch of bruises, time
ey team's season.
Wolverines saw
season come to a
ing conclusion last
in a 3-2 NCAA
nal loss to Boston,
nt of 17,375 fans at
adley Center.
was the final colle-
game for Michigan's
man senior class, and
Furth time in six years
he Wolverines have
the semifinals.
h 56.8 seconds left
game and goaltender
Turco on the
gan bench for an
attacker, senior
an Morrison scored
e Wolverines to cut
ent mostly in front of
nass of bodies on the
Wolverines.
ended for Michigan.
h game to lose," said
n, who is now 1-4 in
ch. "People often say
in, but the team that
See HOCKEY, Page 7

Housing
shortage
may hit 'U'
By Kathy Camp
For the Daily
The Class of 2001 may be one of the largest incoming
classes in University history, which could mean campus
claustrophobia.
"This is an unusual year because a higher proportion of
students than in past years have already paid an enrollment
deposit," said University spokesperson Julie Peterson.
"This is not a guarantee, but it is a strong indication of
interest. It could mean that we are going to have more stu-
dents enroll. It is a positive sign."
In fact, the number of high school graduates is expected
to grow nationally through the year 2008, according to U.S.
News & World Report, and some public and private college
campuses have already felt the housing crunch. For exam-
ple, in 1996, more than 500 Boston College first-year stu-
dents found themselves sharing what they had expected
would be a double with two roommates, while in 1995,
Pennsylvania State University opened with more than 900
students in temporary housing.
The University's commitment to house all first-year stu-
dents - a guarantee students and administrators alike call
vital to the collegiate experience - introduces a new variable.
With higher-than-usual numbers of reapplications for on-
campus housing already received this year, officials must now
wait for final admissions figures to know space requirements.
These final figures will not be available until August.
"A large freshman class has an impact on many different
parts of campus: class size, CCRB, NCRB. There are just
more bodies around," said Alan Levy, director of University
Housing. "But there is a very specific sort of pressure in
housing. It is pretty hard to override physical space limita-
tions. Being off by 100 people is not a big deal for the
University, but it could be a big deal for housing'
Randy Juip, president of the Residence Halls
Association, also emphasized the importance of the rela-
tionship between Housing and Admissions.
"Last year's class was one of the biggest for a while, which
is fine from an admissions standpoint, but from a housing
See HOUSING, Page 2
A2 ranked 15th
best famly -cit
By Susan T. Port
Daily Staff Reporter
Gaill O'Neill has lived in Ann Arbor all her life, and
wouldn't think of raising her family any place else.
Reader's Digest's latest poll suggests that other families
may want to consider calling Ann Arbor home, when it
ranked Ann Arbor the 15th best city in the country for fam-
ilies to live.
Ester Lesta Cordil, a spokesperson for Reader's Digest,
said the survey polled 1,009 parents to find out what attrib-
utes families were looking for in a place to live.
"Parents want an affordable town to live in'" Cordil said.
"They also want to be assured that it will be safe to walk
out the door."
Cordil joked that among the criteria parents listed as
most important, weather was not high on the list.
"Parents were not looking for sunshine," Cordil said. "Ann
Arbor must have a lot of heart to warm the residents up."
Cordil said that one researcher visited each of the cities
and was surprised at how friendly the residents were in the
Midwest.
O'Neill said she has enjoyed raising hertwo daughters in
Ann Arbor.
"I would never consider moving," O'Neill said. "I grew
up here myself. Even my parents and grandparents were
bought up in Ann Arbor."
O'Neill said Ann Arbor has the perfectbalance of ideas
and culture for a well-rounded family.
"It's not too conservative, not too liberal," O'Neill said.
"There are many different types here'
The University community adds to the town's appeal, she
said.

See FAMILES, Page 3

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
Brendan Morrison, captain of the Michigan hockey team, pauses in disbelief after losing 3-2 to Boston University in
the NCAA semifinals. Next to him, Boston University's Chris Kelleher celebrates-his team's victory.

etball captures NIT title

for leaving Michigan out of the 64-team
field.
"Now some people are saying that we
should have been in the NCAA tournament,"
junior forward Maurice Taylor said. "It's

good to grab
something and
put it back in
their faces.
"Our goal
was to be a
champion. We
didn't know
we'd be in the
NIT, but any-
thing is better
than nothing.
We wanted to
come home

Nothing is
more sweet tN
the smell and
taste of victoi
- Steve
Michigan basketball

straight was all that this team could have
asked for, given the circumstances.
"We had our ups and downs throughout
the season," tournament MVP Robert
Traylor said. "But for the most part, we stuck
together as a
team and just
f o u g h t
through the
ban bad times to
be successful
in the end?'
" T r ayIo r
rye equaled the
Fisher career high he
set last week
coach against Notre
Dame, with
26 points
against the Seminoles. For the tourney, the
sophomore center averaged 18.2 points in
the five games.
The title dissolved the dark cloud that
hung over the Wolverines which stemmed
from rumors of NCAA violations that sur-

faced two weeks ago when the tournament
began.
"(Winning the NIT) shows a lot of charac-
ter of our team," Taylor said. "We didn't put
our heads down, stick in our tails and go
whining. We came out here to win the NIT
and we're playing our best ball of the season
down the stretch?'
Michigan won the game on the boards,
outrebounding Florida State, 47-28, includ-
ing a season-high 28 on the offensive glass.
Traylor paced the the Wolverines' onslaught
with 13 rebounds.
"They literally manhandled us around the
basket,' Florida State coach Pat Kennedy
said. "I don't think I've coached a team in all
my 17 years that has been so physically
imposing as they are"
Michigan took control of the game late in
the first half on the heels of a 10-2 run to go
up 32-19 after a Louis Bullock 3-pointer.
The teams pretty much traded baskets for the
remainder of the half and Michigan went
into intermission with a 41-31 lead.
See NIT, Page 7

with some kind of championship."
After beginning the season with an eight-
game winning streak, Michigan crashed and
burned once it hit the Big Ten season, going
a mediocre 9-9.
But ending the campaign winning seven

t

Cybercult su
The Washington Post
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - The 39 people
whose bodies were discovered Wednesday inside a
hilltop mansion in Rancho Santa Fe were cultists who
planned their mass suicide, videotaped farewells,
packed their suitcases for what they believed would be
an intergalactic trip and took their lives by ingesting a
homemade recipe of drugs, applesauce and vodka,
ording to law enforcement authorities.
Medical examinations and identification papers
found near the bodies indicated that 21 were women
and 18 were men. They ranged in age from 20 to 72,
with a majority in their 40s. This contradicted earlier
information that the victims were all young males.
Commander Alan Fulmer of the San Diego County

icides inspired by comet

One fine day

medical examiner.
They methodically orchestrated the sequence of
their own deaths, Blackbourne said, using handwritten
recipes to prepare a mixture of phenobarbital and pud-

ding or applesauce, which,
according to the recipe, was
to be eaten quickly. Copies
of the recipe were found
inside the pockets of vic-
tims. After ingesting the
drug mixture, they were
advised to drink vodka and
"lay back quietly" to die.
Although authorities
declined to speculate on

"By the t
this is read,
will have sly
containers.'
- Letter from cu

age science fiction. All of this somehow led them to
the belief that by killing themselves they were shed-
ding their "containers" and "graduating" to a "higher
level," which they thought they could reach through a
rendezvous with a UFO trailing
behind the Hale-Bopp comet.
'ime Two videotapes and a letter
from the cult were sent to a for-
r, we mer member, Rio D'Angelo, who
now works for Interact
Sed our Entertainment Group, a software
company based in Beverly Hills
that had a contract with the
t members Rancho Sante Fe group.
After receiving the items in a

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