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November 13, 1998

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Michigan vs. Wisconsin

Phi Delt charter reinstated

No. 6 ranked Wisconsin (9-0) vs.
No. 15 ranked Michigan (7-2)

Michigan Stadium (capacity 107,501)
Tomorrow at noon
Michigan by 3
Wast Year:
Michigan won at Wisconsin, 26-16

By Michael Grass
Daily StaffiReporter
Although the charter of the campus Phi Delta Theta
fraternity chapter has been reinstated after its national
chapter suspended the charter Oct. 19 for alcohol vio-
lations, the Ann Arbor chapter's final status will not be
determined until a meeting later this month.
"The board acted in response to the declaration by
parents of members of (the Ann Arbor chapter) of
intent to take legal action to oppose the charter sus-
pension," said Robert Biggs, executive vice president
of the national chapter.
"There is the possibility that their charter could be
revoked again," said Interfraternity Council president
Brad Holcman, a Kinesiology senior.
Representatives of the campus chapter will have a

chance to speak at the next national board meeting
Nov. 21, "at which time the final status will be decid-
ed," Biggs said.
The national chapter of Phi Delta Theta, based in
Oxford. Ohio, currently is investigating the Ann Arbor
chapter for violating its alcohol-free policy during a
party held on Oct. 15.
Courtney Cantor, an LSA first-year student who
was seen drinking at the party, died early the next
morning after falling out her sixth floor window at
Mary Markley Residence Hall.
The death is still under investigation by the
Department of Public Safety, and whether alcohol
played a role in her death has not been determined.
But Washtenaw County Medical Examiner Bader

Cassin found that Cantor's blood-alcohol level was
0.059, w hich is below Michigan's legal limit level of
intoxication while driving, which is 0.08.
There had been prior confusion as to whether the
death of Cantor was part of investigation. But Biggs
said only the chapter's alcohol violations were only
being investigated.
"The governing board suspended the chapter for
violating the risk management policy," Biggs said.
Phi Delta Theta was found by its national chap-
ter to have bought alcohol with chapter funds, sup-
plied alcohol to minors and violated its alcohol-
free status.
All Phi Delta Theta chapters across the nation
See FRAT, Page 7

The beat of a different drummer

Badgers eye Big
Ten's top spot

By Jim Rose
I Sports Editor
Two months ago, the Michigan foot-
ball team looked to be dead on arrival.
Back-to-back losses to start the season
shocked the defending national champi-
on and seemed to forecast a dreary Ann
Arbor fall.
But seven victories in as many games
have breathed life back into the
Wolverines, and after last weekend's dis-
mantling of Penn State, a return trip to
th Rose Bowl on New Year's Day is
o again a realistic possibility.
No. 15 Michigan hosts No. 6
Wisconsin tomorrow, at 12:10 p.m.
inside Michigan Stadium, in a battle
between the only two Big Ten teams yet
to lose in the conference. The winner
takes sole possession of first place in the
Big Ten.
A victory tomorrow and a victory at
Ohio State the following weekend would
s the Wolverines (6-0 Big Ten, 7-2
o all) to Pasadena for the second
straight year. A loss by Michigan tomor-
row would send Wisconsin (6-0, 9-0) to
the Rose Bowl for the first time since
The Wolverines, three-point favorites
in tomorrow's game, are riding high after
a 27-0 victory over Penn State one week
ago. And if anybody noticed, it was
Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez.
"They've got an awful lot of momen-
tv" Alvarez said of the Wolverines.
ast season, Michigan's 26-16 win
over the Badgers in Madison came one
week after the Wolverines pounded Penn
State on national television - just as

they did this year.
"I couldn't be more impressed with
how they played against Penn State,"
Alvarez said. "They were impressive in
every phase of the game.
"There are no weaknesses on their
But whereas Michigan walked over
the Badgers last season, the team beating
up on people this year has been
Wisconsin's. The Badgers boast the
nation's largest offensive line - the aver-
age weight of their linemen is more than
300 pounds - as well as the nation's top
rushing defense.
And then there's Ron Dayne.
Dayne, a 258-pound running back in
just his junior season, is already the lead-
ing rusher in Wisconsin school history.
Averaging more than 140 yards on the
ground each game, he's also gained more
yards running the ball than all but three
players in Big Ten history. But the "Great
Dayne" has never played against the
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, howev-
er, said he isn't exactly thrilled about try-
ing to stop the "very athletic" Dayne -
or the rest of the Badgers, for that matter.
"There isn't any question they are the
best football team we've faced all year"
Carr said. "You have an offensive team
that has every starter back on the offen-
sive line and a running back that is one of
the best two or three in the nation."
Michigan linebacker James Hall, a
junior who blocked a field goal, forced a
fumble and notched two sacks against
Penn State last weekend, echoed his
coach's sentiments.

Iraq blmes
for crisis
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Facing a U.S. military buildup
and harsh criticism from fellow Arabs, Iraq blamed
Washington yesterday for the deepening crisis over U.N.
arms inspections and said an American attack would be "a
sheer aggression of criminals."
Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz - gesturing defiantly,
his voice rising in anger - charged that President Clinton
was blocking the completion of arms inspections needed for
punishing trade sanctions on Iraq to be lifted.
"The road is being blocked continuously, stubbornly, ille-
gally by his government," Aziz said at a news conference that
came shortly after a group of Arab states said Iraq itself
would be at fault if the U.S. military struck at the country.
The criticism by the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation
Council - Iraq's vulnerable neighbors - along with Syria
and Egypt was unusually strong for Arab countries who have
repeatedly called for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
Foreign ministers of the eight states, meeting in the
Persian Gulf state of Qatar, did urge "wisdom and reason" to
end the confrontation. But they said the government of
Saddam Hussein would be "responsible for any conse-
quences" from its stopping the work of U.N. weapons inspec-
Aziz gave little heed to the plea from the Arabs to renew
cooperation with the United Nations or face more suffering
by the Iraqi people.
"If they are sincere in dealing with this situation ... they
should blame the main block, the main government which is
behind this crisis. They should criticize the United States," he
In Israel, the government opened gas mask distribution
centers for its citizens even as officials said they believed the
possibility of an Iraqi retaliatory attack on Israel, like those
during the Gulf War, was slim.
See IRAQ, Page 2

Music Junior Colin Mysiwiec practices to the beat of a drum in her advanced modern dance class yes-

Students use raffle tickets
in anti-smoking campaign
By Jody Kay
>r the Daily
A campus group yesterday encouraged students to
stomp out smoking - one cigarette at a time.
In association with the American Cancer Society,
University Students against Cancer hosted a smokeout on
the Diag yesterday to convince students to stop smoking
by giving out raffle tickets to people who threw away their
"I'm a part-time smoker trying to quit," SNRE first-
year student Christian Doman said. "This is a great incen-
jve. I think it's a great idea."
For six hours, USAC members participated in the
annual event by distributing information on the dangers of
smoking, how to quit and the benefits of quitting.
USAC modeled its event after the American Cancer
Society's Great American Smokeout, which began in
1977. According to the American Cancer Society, more
Americans try to quit smoking on this day than any other
A. i4 t tlno

'U' Prof: Tobacco
policy unaffected
by litigation
By Nick Bunkley
Daily Staff Reporter
Frustrated by theefailure of legislative efforts to effectively
curb tobacco usage, opponents of the tobacco giants have
recently concentrated their efforts on judicial action.
Tobacco companies have faced numerous lawsuits involving
control of their products, but the courts alone cannot effective-
ly solve the tobacco control problem.
This is according to a newly-released study by a University
Public Health professor, which argues that litigation may not be
the best means of changing tobacco control policy.
Prof. Peter Jacobson, an associate professor of health man-
agement and policy, is the senior author of a soon-to-be-pub-
lished article discussing the influence of tobacco litigation in
changing public policy.
Titled "Litigation and Public Health Policymaking: The Case
of Tobacco Control," the article will appear in the June, 1999
issue of the Journal of Health. Politics, Policy and Law.
His goal "is to try to understand whether tobacco control
group advocates should rely on litigation," Jacobson said.
In the article, Jacobson, along with Prof. Kenneth Warner, a
professor of health management and policy, contends that
while litigation should play a part in the process, it will not cre-
ate significant changes in oolicy as the only method of attack.

Former Princeton University President William Bowen speaks
on the benefits of race-based admissions yesterday.
Bowen: Race
usefu l factor m
By Katie Piona
and Daniel Weiss
Daily Staff Reporters

LSA sophomore Julie Blaszak, dressed as Mr. Butts,
speaks with LSA sophomore Jennifer DeCapua on the
Diag yesterday as part of the Smokeout.
USAC also organized a non-profit raffle, giving one
ticket to every student who threw out or extinguished a
Many local businesses, such as Web Chateau,
Wherhone Recnrds Rest Rnv Office Max and Moe

A.man who believes that using race as a factor in college
admissions achieves its objectives - and has statistics to back
him up - attracted the attention of more than 600 people yes-
terday, many of whom crowded into the largest classroom on
campus, leaving others to sit outside and watch on television.


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