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December 2, 1998
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By Mike Spahn
Daily Staff Reporter
Fallout from the recent Ann Arbor
Police Department raids on fraternity
and house parties continued this
week when the Theta Chi national
fraternity chapter placed the
*iversity chapter on its highest level
Selected members of the fraternity
will be required to attend an alcohol
awareness class and the chapter presi-
dent will also have to submit a report to
the national organization each week
under the sanctions.
In addition, the Sigma Nu national
organization, which is looking into a
party broken up by the AAPD the
jame weekend as the Theta Chi
irty, is nearing the end of its inves-
President of the Interfraternity
Council Brad Holcman, a Kinesiology
senior, said the recent actions will serve
as an early model for possible changes
in the entire Greek system.
The council commissioned a task
force, made up of various fraternity and
sorority presidents, that is looking into
ays to reform the Greek system to
1tter facilitate a healthy and safe envi-
ronment. Holcman said he expects the
task force to complete its work before
the end of the semester.
He added that while the sanctions are
more stringent than the expected
reforms the task force will implement,
they will provide some ideas. Holcman
said he anticipates the members of the
sanctioned fraternities to provide valu-
able feedback on what provisions
*rked and which ones did not.
"What they're doing is a step ahead
of where our Greek community may
be going next semester," Holeman
Holcman said the Greek system is
under constant pressure to comply with
alcohol regulations and provide a safe
See FRATERNITY, Page 7
*NEW YORK (AP) -- Exxon agreed
to buy Mobil for $73.7 billion yester-
day in a deal that would create the
largest corporation in the world and put
back together two of the biggest pieces
from the 1911 breakup of John D.
Rockefeller's Standard Oil.
Roughly 9,000 jobs will be eliminated
worldwide as a result of the takeover, or
about 7 percent of the companies' com-
ed work force of 123,000, Exxon
air Lee Raymond said.
Despite the new company's vast
reach, a world oil glut is expected to
keep pump prices at rock-bottom levels
for now. Analysts also expect the com-
panies will have to sell off numerous
gas stations and refineries to satisfy
The deal is the latest example of
rapid consolidation in an industry
whose profits have been cut by world-
de overproduction, weak demand
d slumping prices.
"We need to face some facts. The
world has changed," Mobil Chair Lucio
Noto said. "The easy things are behind
The company will be known as
Exxon Mobil Corp. There will contin-
ue to be Mobil and Exxon gas stations,
as well as the Exxon tiger and Mobil's
red Pegasus logo.
Together, Exxon and Mobil accounted
or about 13.5 percent of U.S. gasoline
sales last year, but just 4 percent of glob-
al oil production capacity. Exxon Mobil
will have about 48,500 gas stations
around the globe, with roughly a third in
the United States, plus exploration and
production operations worldwide.
Fight results in stabbing
By Erin Holmes
Daily Staff Reportet
One person was taken to the hospital with a stab
wound and another is facing possible expulsion
from a central campus co-operative following an
assault yesterday at 807 S. State St.
Yesterday morning, two individuals that
Nakamura representative said are not affiliated with
the University engaged in a dispute with Nakamura
resident Robby Wilton and his roommate, also non-
University students, at about 10 a.m. in a top-floor
room just a few blocks from campus.
"We didn't know who was in the right," said a
Nakamura representative, who asked not to be
A Nakamura resident and a friend of another res-
ident started a fight with Wilton and his roommate,
the Nakamura representative said. In what was
"very clearly self defense," Wilton's roommate
stabbed one of the suspects with a three-inch knife,
according to Ann Arbor Police Department reports.
Students representing the co-op said no arrests
were made, but AAPD reports indicated that two
suspects were arrested.
One suspect was taken to the University
Medical Center, but hospital representatives were
unable to comment on the status of the patient or
the severity of the stab wound.
The other suspect - a Nakamura resident - is
facing residential expulsion in accordance with Inter-
Cooperative Council procedures, said the house sec-
retary, who asked not to be identified by name.
"There will be a hearing held for the expulsion,
which means (the suspect) will lose their member-
ship rights," the secretary said.
There is a four-day required wait period before
the hearing, according to ICC rules. At the hear-
See STABBING, Page 7
Nakamura resident Robby Wilton sits
outside yesterday following a dispute
between him, his roommate and
acquaintances that resulted in a
Paint it black
Both may have to repay funds
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- Find
both the Clinton and Dole c
broke laws and misused fede
in their 1996 bids for the pr
Federal Election Commissior
recommended yesterday tha
the Clinton campaign repay $,
million and the Dole campaigi
repay $17.7 million to publi
The announcement came a
Congress sought to broaden it
impeachment probe of th
president to include allegation
of campaign finance abuse an!
Attorney General Janet Ren
contemplated whether to nam
an independent counsel t
investigate possible fund-rais
The findings concern issue
which the Republican Nationa
Committee and the Democrati
National Committee ran during
the 1996 campaign.
The FEC staff auditor
charged that both campaign
illegally coordinated the sup
posedly independent ads and
in doing so, exceeded the spen
its the two candidates agreed
they accepted taxpayer assis
The report by the FEC sta
considered by the six FEC con
ers during their meeting t
They can accept the recommt
reject them or alter the proposed fines.
ling that Lawyers for both candidates argued
ampaigns against the recommendations, saying
'ral funds political parties are free to pay for issue
residency, ads under current law and that such ads
n staffers should not count as expenditures of a
t specific candidate's cam-
7 paign unless they explicitly
n urge a vote for that candidate.
c Lyn Utrecht, a Clinton
campaign lawyer, and
s Democratic Party counsel
is Joseph Sandler argued that
e the issue ads were legal and
s charged that the FEC audi-
d tors' findings were based on
o "a faulty and incorrect legal
1e Clinton analysis."
o The lawyers also argued
;- that the recommendation
should have no influence on
Reno's decision, expected
next week, whether to
L appoint an independent
c counsel to investigate
g whether Clinton and his
aides violated federal elec-
s tion laws.
s An attorney for Bob Dole.
Dolewho was the Republican
I, nominee in 1996, said the
nding lim- ads were an area of protected speech.
J to when "The only way to regulate the ads is
tance for if they have terms of advocacy such as
'vote for,"' said Kenneth Gross, Dole':
iff will be lawyer in the case.
mmission- Inside: More on the committee's
omorrow. request to broaden impeachment
endations, investigation. Page 2.
Pictures at the University's Museum of Art were draped in black cloth yesterday for World AIDS Day. Museum officials
covered the art to mourn the deaths of people to AIDS.
By Nika Schulte
Daily Staff Reporter
For Engineering graduate student
Bob Webbink, registering to be a bone
marrow donor only took two tubes of
blood and 15 minutes.
But for one of the 30,000 people
diagnosed with leukemia and life-
threatening blood diseases each year,
Webbink's action could mean
improved health and a lifetime of
Highlighting the need for minority
donors, a three-day registration, orga-
nized by the newly formed student
interim Medical dean
N Doctor of radiation
therapy replaces Dean
By Erin Holmes
Daily Staff Reporter
Two years and two months after the
resignation of Medical School Dean
Giles Bole, the search for his replace-
ment continues - marked yesterday
by the appointment of a new interim
Executive Vice President for Medical
Affairs Gilbert Omenn personally
chose Allen Lichter to replace former
interim Dean A. Lorris Betz, who has
served since Bole left - and stayed in
the position two months longer than his
agreed two years.
"I am very pleased that he has chosen
to serve the University in this way,"
Omenn said, calling Lichter a "fine
clinician, excellent teacher and institu-
Lichter, a professor of radiation
therapy, served as chair of his depart-
ment from 1984 to 1997. He is cur-
tinction as chair of the department,,L
Omenn said, adding that Lichter is
pioneer in three-dimensional treat-
ment planning - especially with;
women who suffer from breast can-
"It is a big deal that he is the interim
dean; he has a lot of national visibility,
Lichter's role as interim: dean wil
encompass the normal duties of a full-
time Medical School dean. He wil
work together with Omenn to set ai
agenda and goals.
"We'll both enthusiastically and eager-
ly share our ideas for the future," Omen
said, adding that Lichter's service an(
background will be beneficial in his role-
as interim dean.
Omenn said Lichter's appointment.-
effective immediately, is supported b:
University President Lee Bollinge
and Provost Nancy Cantor, and wil
stand until someone is chosen for th
permanent position of Medica
"We're at a stage where it is hard t(
know how long it will take to find the'
Red Cross worker Carl Barney draws Engineering and Music senior Matthew
Clapham's blood yesterday during a bone marrow registration drive In Pierpont
bone marrow to a patient in need," said
Sharon Brooks a recruitment specialist
for the National Marrow Donor Program
through the American Red Cross.
While Brooks said the best match usu-
ally comes from a relative such as a sib-
MMDC, said less than 25 percent are
"Your best chance for a match is
from your ethnic group,' said Kay, an
"If only a few people of your race are