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8A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 12, 1998

NATION/WORLD

Ellerbe credits players
for overall team success

Faces of anger

Affirmative action.
foes turn to states

NCAA
Continued from Page 1A
believes he can win a game by himself.
We know we have to have each other and
that's the way it has to be 'til the end."
For Ellerbe, the end is yet to be deter-
mined. The NCAA tournament games
could be his last as coach of the
Wolverines.
Michigan Athletic Director Tom Goss
has said he will make a decision shortly
after the completion of the Wolverines'
season as to who will be Michigan's next
coach.
Rumors of possible replacements have
floated around, but ilerbe is not thinking
about next year.
"I'm not concerned about my future,"
Ellerbe said.
Ellerbe credits this year's success
with the efforts of his players, not their
coaches.

"I believe players should get the cred-
it," Ellerbe said. "I'm pretty old-school,
but coaches are only as good as their
players. A coach neverscores a point and
grabs a rebound. At its simplest form, we
don't have jobs if we don't have good
players."
Michigan forward Maceo Baston is
one of those players. Baston, who was
recruited by Fisher, said Ellerbe deserves
credit for how he has kept the team
together.
"He did a great job for us this year
for a guy in that position - trying to
gain respect from the team and the
coaches," Baston said. "Everyone's
coming together. There hasn't been
any problems on the team, any inter-
problems like we've had in the past
with teammates.
"We've come together and gelled and
kept at what we had to do and we did it,"
he said.

AP PHOTO
A Palestinian protester holds up an Israeli flag with a swastika in place of
the Star of David. Palestinian demonstrators taunted Israeli troops in
Hebron yesterday, one day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed three
Palestinian construction workers.

The Baltimore Sun
WASHINGTON - A newly formed
group of foes of affirmative action
began putting pressure yesterday on all
50 state attorneys general to wipe out
"the vast majority" of race preferences
in state and local government.
Calling itself the "Project for All
Deliberate Speed," borrowing the phrase
the Supreme Court used to order prompt
obedience to its school desegregation
decision, the group said state officials
must act deliberately now to carry out
recent Supreme Court rulings sharply
limiting race-based affirmative action.
Just as there was "massive resis-
tance" to desegregation, one of the
project leaders, former U.S.
Attorney General Edwin Meese
said, there is "new massive resis-
tance" to court decisions that "ren-
der all but the most exceptional and

remedial use of racial preferences
unconstitutional."
Although many affirmative action
programs now in existence provid
preferences not only for racia
minorities, but also for women, the
new group attacked only racial pref-
erences yesterday. If those programs
were undone, though, it very likely
would mean the demise of many sex-
based preferences, too.
Another project leader, Clint Bolick,
litigation director of the Institute for
Justice, a conservative activist group,
said at a news conference that a close
review by state attorneys general o
race-based programs would lead to rec-
ommendations to repeal "the vast
majority of racial classifications."
Bolick said that the project plans
"grass roots" efforts to pass ballot mea-
sures to attack remaining preferences.

LEAGUE
Start your evening... Underground...
8PM

GRADUATE
Continued from Page 1A
Michigan," Jimenez said.
But for many others, leaving provokes
mixed emotions.
Kinesiology senior Aimee Remigio
said it is hard to believe graduation is
almost here.
"It is both exciting and nerve rack-
ing," Remigio said. "Up until now, my
life has been planned out. Now, I don't
have any plans."
Remigio, like many other students, is
still searching for a job. She said she
would like to work in either New York
or Chicago.
LSA senior Kristyna Rabassa said
that even though planning for gradua-
tion is hectic, she is more laid back
this semester than in the past.
"I feel old, but it is a good feeling,"
Rabassa said. "I feel independent -
like I accomplished something."
The hardest thing about leaving the
University will be adjusting to a new
life elsewhere, Rabassa said.
Rabassa said she is going to have to
start from the bottom and work her
way back up.

Remigio said that leaving the close
knit group of friends she has made in the
past four years will be most difficult part
of graduation.
Kelly Cairnes, Bree Bowersox and
Patricia Mariani, Engineering seniors
who attended the fair, also said that
leaving each other will be hard.
"We are doing a lot of partying
with friends before we leave,"
Cairnes said.
Right now, Cairnes is fighting
"senioritis" by trying to stay focused on
the rest of the term, she said. Cairnes
said she is concentrating on prepara-
tions for commencement.
Jennifer Gracki, Michigan Union
Bookstore operations manager, said
many students have taken time to con-
centrate on preparations by attending
the Graduation Fair.
"The response has been good,"Gracki
said. "We have been busy all day long."
Gracki said the fair will continue in
future years. Starting next fall, there
will also be a Graduation Fair for
December commencement.
The fair will be held from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. through tomorrow in the
basement of the Union.

Students question the use of

mandatory activity fees

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BALLOT
Continued from Page IA
the students' claims seriously but that
it "has always been and will continue
to be neutral in allocating funds."
"The university believes it's impor-
tant to enhance the widest possible
diversity of viewpoints among stu-
dents on campus, and in order to pro-
mote a healthy, robust debate among
students, it's important to support
through a mandatory fee policy,"
Rotenberg said. "No one assumes all
student organizations are going to be
acceptable to all students. The whole
point of having different student
groups is so they can appeal to a wide
range of stu-
dents."

anonymous parties complaining about
the fees.
"The position I take on this matter is
that we fund a really diverse set of stu-
dent groups, and we try to fund them on
guidelines that are content neutral,"
Savic said. "We don't want to discrimi-
nate against any student group on the
basis of the content of their viewpoint
because that's unconstitutional."
Next week's MSA winter election
ballot will include three proposals that
will ask students to increase fees by
either $4, $4.50, or $5. If passed, this
fee will only be changed for the next
three semesters.
The increase would be used solely to

raise money to hire a

SHOES
Continued from Page1A
Although he searches for shoes
around the country, he only comes
across 2-3 dozen pairs of the U-M
dunks every year.
But there is more than one type of
shoe for which he is actively search-

ing.
In addition to the 1985 dunks, the
1986 pair also sells incredibly well,
Parker said. Due to their rarity, these
pairs could sell for thousands of dollars
as well.
Although Purdue and Kentucky dunk
models also are popular, "the
(Kentucky) wildcat dunks will not
supersede the U-M dunks, Parker said.

L o r e n c e
said that con-
trary to the
popular belief
that the law-
suit was
prompted by
a right-wing
conspiracy,
the lawsuit
was filed by
conservatives
who feel that
the student

" we're just a couple
of students that are
trying to stand up for
our beliefs, and that's
the bottom line."

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government is dominated by liberals
who allocate more money to leftist stu-
dent groups.
"To show how important this case is,
if the political winds were to shift, and
conservatives gained control of the stu-
dent governments and started funding
only conservative groups, the liberal
students would be able to opt not to
fund them," Lorence said "This is an
equal-opportunity principle of consti-
tutional law."
Curry said the case is not about tak-
ing funds away from the student groups
with which he disagrees.
"We're just a couple of students that
are trying to stand up for our beliefs,
and that's the bottom line," Curry said.
"We just want to give students the
opportunity to stay true to their convic-
tions."
At the University of Michigan,
MSA's Budget Priorities Committee
allocates money from student fees to
student groups that have applied for
funding and have met certain criteria,
such as having a minimum number of
group members.
While the fees have not prompted
such drastic action as a lawsuit, MSA
Vice President Olga Savic said the
assembly has received messages from

-Matt curry Savic sai
of Minnesota senior the mo
money given
to a single stu-
dent group last term was $1,500. Thus,
each of the University's 37,000 students
pay no more than four cents to any one
organization.
"If you look at the statistics, which
show that at most, a student is given
four cents per student group per term,
the amount of paper work and bureal
cracy that we would have to imple-
ment in order to allow individual stu-
dents to determine which student
group they personally wanted to fund
would not be worth the four cents,"
Savic said.
"It's ridiculous to think we can do a
check box 'and let the students choose
which group they want to fund. We
don't try to divvy up the money we are
funding, and everybody gets an equal
chance;" she said.
LSA first-year student Tamar
Benmoshe said she was not even aware
the mandatory student fee existed.
"I think we should be able to choose.
I mean, I would like to know who I was
supporting," Benmoshe said. "If the
fees have to be mandatory, I would
want to know all the groups I was sup-
porting. They should give us a list and
inform us of what they're doing wit
the money and that it wasn't beii
wasted."

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