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News: 76-DAILY
Advertising: 764-0554

One hundred seven years of editoraiafreedom

October 16, 1997


comes to

Lawsuit may reach high


A to. meetDBy Jeffrey K
A te)aily Staff Rep
The law
University c
fvith G osthe potentia
Supreme Co
N Reid also involved in The Cent
firm that
discussions affirmative
By Dan Stillman Appeals las
Daily Sports Writer against the 1
Search week rolls on today when Science an
Czie Russell, former Michigan bas- Bollinger
all player and legend, comes to Duderstadt.'
town to interview with University factor in ad
Athletic Director Tom Goss for the job The last
of men's basketball head coach. affirmativea
Goss said that after meeting with vs. Universi
Russell, head coach at Savannah "It seems
College of Art and Design, he will case before i
leave town to conduct a live interview Alabama L
with another candidate. wrote a boo
Goss also said he received a resume seems unav
from Roger Reid, and was in the
i~ess of getting in touch with him by
~te. Reid, the father of Robbie, who
will play for the Wolverines this sea-
son, was head coach at Brigham Young
University before he was fired in the
middle of last season. Robbie decided
to transfer after his father was let go.
Reid's son Darre said last nighter talked
Rei'sso Daresid latnh tat
with Goss a few
days ago and that
he was returning
from the
University of
South Alabama,
which is interested By Diba
in hiring Reid. Daily Staff
,d "The (Michigan Leaves
job) is definitely orange a
Goss something that he chased b
would really look In the
into, Darren Reid Arboretu
s by the ri
ioss said he has'cut his list down to Withe
around eight candidates and will nar- Heights,
row it to four or five before conducting "It's ni
a final round of live interviews. campus I
"There's three major areas that I will Inger
look at other than our core values," visit can
Goss said. "How well the person under- "There
stands strategy, how well the person wonderfu
does as a teacher, and if he's a good change a
recruiter." The A
ussell helped lead the Wolverines Resource
o NCAA Final Fours and three as a gift,
Big Ten championships from 1963-66. "It's a
Russell was the NBA's No. I draft pick visitor C
in 1968 and led the New York Knicks to brief mo
a championship. In all, the Chicago, Studen
Ill., native played for four teams before and enjo
becoming a sports analyst for CBS "It's ju
television, is open,
Russell coached at the high school dogs, wa
level and in the Continental Basketball pie in yo
Association before taking the job at One v
AD. pets-- e
Meanwhile, California coach Ben "It's fu
Braun, who took himself out of the run- chased b
fling Tuesday when he signed a new after m
contract with Cal, called Goss yester- Karjanen
day. The A
"He' was just apologizing for not one stud
really taking the opportunity to look at "I con
the opportunity," said Goss, who never really fe
interviewed Braun. "He doesn't know who ask
if it's a missed opportunity or not."
See RUSSELL, Page 7A
CASA helps
By Sam Stavis
Daily Staff Reporter
Terry Shulman has gone seven years without
p lifting, but he still avoids stores when he can.
"I consider myself a recovering shoplifter," he said.

Shulman founded the Ann Arbor branch of
Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous in 1995, a
support group that helps shoplifters and kleptomaniacs
recover from their habit. He founded a similar group in
Southfield in 1992.
A typical meeting has between two and 11 people
in attendance, some voluntary, some court-ordered.
Attendance is sporadic, Shulman said.
4"We don't get a lot of students here. Many students
don't feel they have a problem (even if they do),"
Shulman said.
C aASA is one of a handful of groups across the
nation that is addressing the underlying causes and
motivations for compulsive stealing.
Shulman said that shoplifters, and the reasons for
their behavior, are generally misunderstood.
"The nublic nercention is that shoplifters are

suit filed Tuesday against the
claiming that undergraduate admis-
es blatantly discriminate by race has
al of setting precedent in the U.S.
urt, some legal experts say.
er for Individual Rights, the same law
won the groundbreaking Hopwood
action case in the 5th Circuit Court of
t year, filed a class-action lawsuit
University, the College of Literature,
d Arts, University President Lee
and former President James
The suit claims that race is a deciding
Supreme Court case that ruled on
action in higher education was Bakke
ty of California in 1978.
clear to me that the court will have a
t to clarify Bakke," said University of
aw Prof. Bryan Fair, who recently
ok supporting affirmative action. "It
oidable. The litigation is mounting."

Opponents of affirmative action agree that the
Supreme Court must hear a case involving affir-
mative action in admissions to colleges and uni-
"I don't normally think we need to have one
solid ruling for everything across the board," said
David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato
Institute, a conservative think tank. "But in these
circumstances, there are fundamental rights being
William Allen, former chair of the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights and a law professor
at Michigan State University, said there are cur-
rently no guidelines set by the Supreme Court
regarding affirmative action in admissions.,
"Bakke does not answer the questions of affir-
mative action that current lawsuits produce,"
Allen said.
In the Bakke ruling, Justice Lewis Powell
wrote that admissions policies that use racial quo-
tas are unconstitutional, but universities may use
race as one of many factors to determine admis-
sion if it rectifies past discrimination. Those are
not specific guidelines, Allen contends, but only

Powell's opinion.
"There is a need for the Supreme Court to set
concrete guidelines," Allen said, adding that law-
suits such as the one against the University would
not occur once the Supreme Court rules defini-
tively on the issue.
Fair, however, said Bakke effectively outlines
legal and illegal affirmative action programs.
"If the nation embraced the Bakke standard,
then we could move forward," Fair said. "The rul-
ing simply says that there is nothing unconstitu-
tional about valuing diversity."
The case filed against the University, in addi-
tion to a similar suit filed against the University
of Washington by CIR about four months ago,
will increase the chance for a Supreme Court rul-
ing on race-based admissions, especially if the
suits have different outcomes in federal court and
the court of appeals.
"When you get differing opinions, it becomes
increasingly likely the Supreme Court will step
in" Allen said.
The University's size, academic reputation and
See SUIT, Page 7A

Hamacher, a first-year
student at Michigan
State University,
along with University
of Michigan at
Dearborn junior
Jennifer Gratz, is
suing the University
claiming the admis-
sions policies violate
the 14th Amendment
Patrick Hamacher and the Civil Rights
Act of 1964.
"It seems clear to me that
the court will have a case
before it to clarify Bakke.
It seems unavoidable. The
litigation is mounting.
Prof. Bryan Fair
University of Alabama Law School


rb fiull of
A 41 ftk ..
fade from soothing green to fiery shades of
nd red. Students run through paths, sometimes
y a pack of friendly dogs.
fall season, the crisp beauty of Nichols
m is a peaceful refuge for students stressed out
gors of higher education.
entrances at Geddes Avenue and Washington
the Arb can sometimes feel like a world away.
ce that we have this nature here, to get away from
ife," said LSA sophomore Faith Bishop.
Schultz, a development officer for the Arb, said a
connect people with the simple pleasures in life.
are always things happening in the Arb that are
il," she said. "Just being able to watch colors
nd see the water move is big."
arboretum is operated by the School of Natural
es and Environment. Most of the land was given
and students appreciate it as such.
nice place to go to reflect on your thoughts," said
orie Smala. "Escaping into the wilderness for a
rment, getting out of the realities of the world."
its visit the Arb to study, exercise or just to relax
y nature.
st peaceful,"said LSA junior Mike Im. "The sky
you're surrounded by trees. You can bring your
tch the squirrels. It's relaxing not to have the peo-
ur house bothering you."
isitor said the Arb is a great place to bond with
ven if they're not his own.
un to run through here because you always get
y dogs. I ran through here and I had a pack come
e," said Rackham graduate student David
. "I had four dogs chasing me to Geddes."
rb makes the rigors of exercise a little less painful,
ent claimed.
centrate on the scenery when I run, so I don't
el like I'm exercising;' said a Kinesiology senior
ed not to be named.
See ARB, Page 2A

Sunday, "Rooms
with a View" power
walk at 2


A Oct. 25,
"Hazardous Tree
Evaluation and
Treatment" workshop
at 9 a.m.
* Every second
Saturday of the month,
a volunteer environ-
mental restoration
work day, from 9 a.m.
to noon.
* To find out more
about the programs
offered and the
events held,
call the
Office at 763-5832 or
visit the Website at

Canoers make their way down the Huron River, near Nichols Arboretum. The Arb is a tranquil spot for
many University students, and will soon be full of color as autumn hits its peak.

Regents may talk
about suit, Fisher

By Janet Adamy
Daily Staff Reporter
With the major news events that have
taken place at the University over the past
week, today's University Board of
Regents meeting could stray from the typ-
ical business agenda.
RegentDaniel Horning (R-Grand
Haven) said he plans to bring up the
release of the results of the investiga-
tion into the Michigan men's basketball
program, as well as the firing of former
Michigan coach Steve Fisher.
"I just think that with the way the
whole thing came together, that as a
University, we did not deal with it
well,' Horning said. "Steve Fisher
never got a chance to react to the report
before news media outlets started call-
ing him a liar and a cheat."

cussed, but not in extensive detail.
"Certainly I think there will be some
discussion, but I don't think there will
be long hours of discussion;' Maynard
said. "Those are issues that we're not
going to deal with this month. They're
issues that are ongoing:'
The regents will meet in Flint on
Thursday and in Ann Arbor on Friday at
9:30 a.m. in the Regents' Room in the,
Fleming Administration Building.
Following general remarks by
University President Lee Bollinger,
the regents will discuss the
University's external audit report -an
annual financial evaluation of the
University by private companies such
as Ernst & Young LLP.
Maynard said it is unlikely the audit
report will reveal anything shocking.

A member of the support group Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous attends one of the group's semi-

weekly meetings at the First Baptist Church.
bation and court-ordered to attend CASA after she

In other cases, Shulman described shoplifters




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