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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 - 7

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Prosecutor:
tape seems t)
show hom.icde
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A practicing medne without a
videotape narrated by Jack Kevorkian license, possessia controlled sub-
and broadcast to a national audience stance, or connPt of court. A
appears to show a homicide, the pros- spokesperson fGov. John Engler
ecutor said yesterday. But he said said Kevorkiaras in violation of a
more investigation is needed before he state cease anresist order.
decides on any charges. Kevorkiar tape showing the
The prosecutor's office has sub- injection deaof ThomasYouk, who
poenaed "60 Minutes" for an unedit- suffered frog.ou Gehrig's disease,
ed copy of the videotape supplied by was shownanday night. The 70-
Kevorkian because viewing it is crit- year-old yred pathologist has
ical in the decision on charging acknowledd a role in some 130
Kevorkian, Oakland County assisted sodes since 1990, but said
Prosecutor David Gorcyca said. Youk's der was his first euthanasia.
Based on what he saw on "60 "Theaust charge me. Because
Minutes," he said, "It appeared a if they 4not, that means they don't
homicide was committed." But he think itssa crime," Kevorkian said
said he "will not be baited into mak- on the-gramm.
ing a premature charging decision." Kerkian's lawyer, David
"It would be irresponsible for any Gora said yesterday that
prosecutor to level charges against Kevtian will cooperate with the
any individual based solely on media invcgation and will turn over a
reports and an edited version of the tapfYouk's death as early as today.
tape on "60 Minutes," Gorcyca said. orosh said he believes that even
A spokesperson for "60 Minutes" iflorcyca files charges, a jury
said the subpoena had not been offi- ',,ld be unlikely to convict
eially served, and no decision had yorkian.
been made about turning the video- "Basically this is a case of mercy.
tape over. ow can someone indicate that a
Aside from manslaughter, murder Murder is something that was done in
or . assisted suicide charges, a merciful way," Gorosh said.
Kevorkian could face charges of In past cases, Kevorkian has said

Medical students
to begin 71st
annual Tag Days

By Lauren Gibbs
Daily Staff Reporter
Medical students will mark the
beginning of the giving season by
remembering the less fortunate dur-
ing the 71st annual Galens Tag Days,
scheduled to take place Dec. 4 and 5.
During these two days, members of
the Galens Medical Society will stand
on street cor-
ners and near
shopping areas Ta Days
in Ann Arbor
and Ypsilanti Ann Arbor
to raise money
for Washtenaw
County chil- Tag
dren's chari-
ties.
"Tag Days is a long Ann Arbor
tradition," said Stefan Gutow, public-
ity co-chair of Tag Days. "It is a won-
derful way to benefit children who
are in need in Washtenaw County."
Every year a good portion of the
money raised goes to the sick and dis-
advantaged children in the Child Life
Program at Mott Children's Hospital.
Child Life is a program that provides
educational activities for the children
at the hospital. It allows them to inter-
act with other children and keep up in
school, Gutow said.
The Galens Medical Society con-
sists of more than 150 University
medical students.

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"We are a group of medical stu-
dents in a social and charity organi-
zation joined together to help the
children of Washtenaw County," said
Tag Day Czar Mandy Bauer.
The students are easily identifi-
able on the street corners, wearing
bright red ponchos and carrying
buckets. "We make over a $1,000 in
change
alone. Any
little bit
helps. All
tradition." the money
can go to
- Stefan Gutow help the
Days Publicity Co-Chair children,"
B a u e r
said.
Everyone who donates money
will receive a tag that they can wear
on their jacket or backpack to show
their generosity. "Get your tags
early and we will stop bothering
you," Bauer said.
Besides Mott Children's
Hospital, proceeds from Tag Days
will also go to the Ronald
McDonald House, the Washtenaw
Association for Retarded Children,
SAFE House and Boysville, Bauer
said.
"We help about half a dozen
organizations each year. We encour-
age them to come to us if they need
financial help," Gutow said.

Jack Kevorkian and Mike Wallace walk through the lobby of a hotel In Llvonia,
Mich., where Kevorklan was interviewed for a CBS broadcast.
his clients voluntarily activated his ate were dropping off a body.
homemade devices that delivered Kevorkian said Youk died Sept.
carbon monoxide or intravenous 17, less than three weeks after the
chemicals that caused their death. He enactment of a revised Michigan law
has been acquitted in three trials of making assisted suicide a felony pun-
assisted suicide charges, and a fourth ishable by up to five years in prison.
trial ended in a mistrial. At the time of Youk's death,
On Nov. 4, he was convicted on Kevorkian was under a court order
misdemeanor charges related to a by the judge in his misdemeanor
scuffle with police outside a Royal trial banning him from assisting a
Oak hospital where he and an associ- suicide.

Committee approves deregulation bill

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - M;igan re
ald begin shopping around for tir electric
der legislation approved by a:nate cor
ate last night to deregulate the e~ricity ind
Backers said the bills would irease comj
and ultimately lower costs. Butitics said th
sures were a sellout for Michin's big utilit
would increase rates instead.
"These bills go a long waoward makin
companies (utilities) more sl1essfuil," said S
Berryman (D-Adrian).
Sen. Bill Schuette (R-Miind) said the leg
's not perfect, but he vofor it anyway.
ut Sen. Mike Rogers(-Howell) said th
ures offered "at best sps quo, and at wo:
raise rates."
The main bill vasapproved by the
Technology and Eneg Committee on a 3-
Joining Berryman adichuete was panel cha
Dunaskiss (R-Lakern) while Rogers was jc
fHA ON
ned from i 1
"I don't ke when exactly I broke
away," McGrer said. "I just know that I
passed (leadekmy Skieresz of Arizona)
coming in w about 400 meters to go,
trying to get the front as fast as I could
before somee else got up there.
"I had leaet in the last 300 meters, but
I just pushed the finish line."
McGregoimed the victory on one ofthe
toughest cotts in the country - Rim Rock
. The ail was anything but smooth
ing. Le hills here, little valleys
there, plusomething called "Suicide
Turn" keptings interesting.

dissent by Sen. Dianne Byrum (D-Lansing).
A minor companion bill was approved unani-
mously. Both measures go to the Senate floor, and
are expected to be debated next week in the
Republican-run chamber.
But with the two-year session ending next month,
and the House in Democratic hands, the future of the
legislation is unclear.
Members of both parties are considering the leg-
islative makeup next year - when both houses are
controlled by Republicans - and the political impli-
cations of the legislation to themselves, especially if
rates rise.
Committee approval saw Gov. John Engler and the
Michigan Chamber of Commerce on different sides,
a rare event. Engler, backed by big utilities, support-
ed the Senate version; the chamber, supporting a
range of big and small businesses, unsuccessfully
supported amendments designed to limit costs more
strictly.

"It think we have a way to go yet," Chamber
President James Barrett said. Dunaskiss noted:
"There is nothing to prevent the Legislature from
going back and correcting an error we made."
John Clark, senior vice president of Consumers
Energy, hailed approval of the bills.
"We need to get thisjob done," he said. "We need to
add power plants in this state. We need to set the
rules."
But the Customer Coalition, which represents
businesses and residential users dependent upon the
power companies, predicted a 10 percent rate
increase because of cost increases approved above
the rates frozen by the legislation.
Under the bills, 7.5 percent of each utility's annu-
al peak load would be able to choose an alternative
electric supplier within 60 days of the new deregula-
tion laws taking effect. That percentage would rise in
steps until all electric customer would have that
choice by Jan. 1, 2002.

CODE
Continued from Page 1
tion such as a rewrite of the Code will
not be included. It is not what the CIRC
evaluated. Both the CIRC - which is
composed of administrators, faculty and
staff members and three student repre-
sentatives - and the MSA committee,
which is composed of a handful of stu-
dents, have done a thorough and fair
job, Savic said. The difference, then, is
in each review's scope and limits.
"Everyone did leave their opinions at
the door, but you do that on any com-
mittee," Savic said of the CIRC. But "it
would be wrong to say MSA's report (is)
anything but fair, anything by objective."
CIRC Chair Simone Himbeault
Taylor said that during the review
process that the group made every
effort to maintain its objectivity.
"It does not reflect our point of

view," she said.
Both committees need substantial
research to compile their reports.
The CIRC first started meeting dur-
ing the summer. It conducted focus
groups by gathering comments from
administrators, students and staff mem-
bers. The MSA committee gauged stu-
dent feedback by having them fill out
questionnaires. The group also com-
pared the University's Code to those at
other schools.
The University, as part of its com-
plete review, included two other parts:
the Office of Student Conflict
Resolution's internal review of tho
Code and the external consultation,
during which time outside educators
visited the University to analyze the
Code.

"It was a fun course," McGregor said. "I
had raced here two years ago and I just
went out there and had fun with it."
Both on the podium and with her team-
mates, McGregor exuded a quiet self-con-
fidence after her big win.
"It's just another race. It means a lot to
me, but tomorrow, well, you can only hold
onto it for so long," McGregor said. "It
really takes a good coach, motivation and
great teammates. They all helped me."
But history didn't write Michigan a
team championship yesterday.
Elizabeth Kampfe, suffering from shin
problems, thought she would have some
troubles during the race, but would still
finish.

But her shin didn't agree.
Kampfe, whom Michigan coach Mike
McGuire had big hopes for to lead the
Wolverines to a top-five finish, dropped
out in the middle of the race.
"I've had problems with my shins for the
past 4-6 weeks, and it just didn't work for
me today," Kampfe said. "It was physically
pretty demanding on my legs because of the
fact that I had been running with pain
before. The breaking point just came today
at the wrong time."
After taking second at districts,
Michigan was shooting for a high top-10
placing, but when one scorer falls, the
team usually comes with her.
"Any time you take someone like Kampfe

out with that type of potential for a low
score, it definitely costs you," McGuire
said. "We would have been seventh."
Kampfe will have a chance for redemp-
tion because the Wolverines will count on
her to lead the team next season.
McGregor, meanwhile, won't have a
next year. But she still has one more sea-
son of indoor and outdoor track eligibility
- and finishing her cross country career
with a championship gave her the happy
ending she had hoped for.
"It means a lot to me. I'm glad it ended
this way, but I couldn't have done it with-
out my team," McGregor said.
Sometimes the team, not the player,
does make the champion.

RESEARCH
Continued from Page 1
The division of research expenditures by field of study
showed that the area of life sciences claimed 45.5 percent of
funds - completely dominating all other areas. Engineering
came in second with only 19.2 percent. "Over the-past decade,
there hasn't been a significant change in the division of areas,"
Neidhardt said. Regents received Neidhardt's annual report
with applause honoring the work of Seven Enigmasand the lab
on a chip research by Prof. David Burke that was also report-
ed by Neidhardt.
But the thanks was also for Neidhardt himself.
"We really appreciate your service," Regent Lawrence
Deitch (D-Bloomfield Hills) said. Deitch said the work done
by Neidhardt and the University in the area of research was
exemplary.

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