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LOCAL/ TATE
*More snow hits Michigan

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 - 5
Withstanding the weather

DETROIT (AP) - As mre snow and sub- in Oakland(
zero temperatures hit Mihigan yesterday, Monroe Co
Detroit Mayor Dennis Arher discussed the In Clam L
snafu that left his city bidly short of snow slippery co
plows just as one of the worst blizzards in killed a 73
decades hit town. Three other
Elsewhere, residents aong Lake Michigan In Detroi
dug out from a heavy ornight snowfall, and cism of Del
Adrian's 22,000 residens coped with a city- storm, parti
wide water shortage caised by a burst frozen ance and its
water main.
And bad weather
forced U.S. District A e've een-Selli
Court in Kalamazoo W ns
to postpone jury lot of soup
selection for militia-
man Randy Graham, -Li!
accused of partici- Jungle Ca
pating in a conspira-
cy to blow up federal
buildings and attach or kill officials. public dem.
Some areas received heavy snowfall yeater- plowing pol
day, with 10 inches of snow falling on Archer sa
Cheboygan County's East Jordan. And tenper- hit the areaI
atures fell yesterday to as low as 21 below in major street
Marquette, where the high reached ony 4 But he sa
below, 19 below at Iron Mountain, 15 below at failure to de
Alpena and Escanaba, 10 below at Laming, uled last m
Pellston and Saginaw. plows, rath
The heavy snowfall last night led to pool dri- Archer ca
a ving conditions in metropolitan Detroi, as er. Plowinga
blowing snow and icy roads created tnffic bling of De
backups and accidents with some peple tight budget
reporting the drive home took up to three tines "We're g
as long as usual. mayor said.
"We're backed up 20-25 accidents" ;aid In Adrian
Michigan State Police Sgt. Gary Nesbitt. "stay midnight, p
home if you can." residents to,
As of 9:30 p.m., 3.75 new inches had falen "We're ha
GAMBLING
Continued from Page 1.
"It's certainly an experimental time as velI." The study's
findings on gambling among female student athletes indicat-
ed lesser involvement than their male cointerparts, but peo-
ple should not discount these lower statitics, Vollano said.
Women's sports are "starting to get the media exposure
male sports have had for a long time,"she said. "It would
be interesting five years from now to n-survey female ath-
letes to see what has happened. This is:he first survey done
that included female gambling." Mile Stevenson, senior
associate athletic director, said the pevasive occurrence of
gambling among athletes surprised hin.
"It is absolutely a serious problem or intercollegiate ath-
letes," he said. "Billions of dollars wil'probably be bet on the
Super Bowl. This is something that isieeply ingrained in our
culture." Although the report was mant to indicate the fre-
quency of gambling throughout the ntion, Stevenson said the
University community should not ovrlook the results.
The report collected data from nembers of the football
and men's and women's basketball tams at all Division I-A
schools in the NCAA. In all, 3,000itudents from 182 insti-
tutions were asked to participate. Tle survey's response rate
was 25.3 percent.

County's Milford, and 3.5 inches in
unty's Dundee.
Lake Township, in Wexford County,
onditions led to an accident that
-year-old Columbus, Ohio, man.
s were injured.
it, Archer has been stung by criti-
troit's handling of the Jan. 2 snow-
cularly the slow pace of road clear-
s policy of not plowing side streets.
That policy goes

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sa Wilkey
afe Owner

back more than two
decades and should be
re-examined, Archer
told City Council
members. It was his
second address before
them about snow
removal in five days.
"There's a definite

sure al over the city both in homes and busi-
nesses,' Rye told The Daily Telegram of
Adrian. "Our biggest concern is safety. We
want to be able to get water to fire hydrants in
case of an emergency."
In Detroit, the city's Water and Sewer
Department recorded about 120 water main
breaks yesterday morning. Jim Heath, the
department's assistant director of water opera-
tions, said about 30 of those lines were sched-
uled to be repaired yesterday, but the process is
hindered by the snow.
"With the snow on the street, the snow is
blocking the catch basin, so the water from the
main break can't flow into the basin," creating
slippery pavement, Heath said. The snow also
hinders workers trying to mark the infrastruc-
ture for repair.
Heath said residents next to a break may
have no water; others will have low pressure.
He said since December, the department has
fielded 362 reports of broken lines. The record
for a three-month period, set in 1994, is 458
reports, he said. But Heath said the problem
usually slows down by March.
In Kalamazoo, slick driving conditions
forced cars off the road and led federal court
officials to put off the start of Graham's trial.
But ice-greased roads and light snowfall did
not keep customers away from the Jungle Cafe
down the street.
Inside, about 10 people sipped lattes and
munched sandwiches, the usual lunchtime
crowd, according to owner Lisa Wilkey.
"People are getting used to winter," she said.
"We've been selling a lot of soup."
More soup could be on the menu today.
Forecasters were predicting more snow for
many areas.

and for a change in the city's snow-
icy. I agree' Archer said.
aid the 12 to 15 inches of snow that
would have taken days to clear offd
s even in good circumstances.
id Detroit was hurt by a contractor's
eliver 42 new plow trucks as sched-
onth. That left the city with only 59
er than the 101 it would have had.
autioned of budget realities, howev-
all side streets might require a dou-
troit's snowplow fleet at a time of
ts and declining state aid.
going to have to prioritize,' the
n, a 16-inch water line broke about
rompting Mayor Sam Rye to ask
avoid any unnecessary water use.
aving problems keeping water pres-

JESSICA JOHNSONjDa'iy
Part of Patrick Dougherty's sculpture in the Diag still stands admidst the heavy snowfall yesterday.
Pieces of the sculpture, erected last spring, have stood through all types of weather.

Details still uncertain

PLAYERS
Continued from Page 1
emergency room for treatment and
was released approximately at 11
a.m. Friday, said the fraternity repre-
sentative.
The victim and his family are dis-
cussing the possibility of filing
charges, said the fraternity represen-
tative. Fraternity members said
Sunday that Brooks, Jackson and
Peterson fled the scene when they
heard AAPD sirens.
An LSA first-year student, who
asked not to be identified, witnessed
the fight on her way to visit a friend
at Martha Cook Residence Hall and
said Sunday she saw Peterson, a cor-
nerback, involved in the fight.

One suspect questioned after the
altercation told police they were act-
ing in self-defense.
Fraternity members said an
unidentified football player tried to
break up the fight. Sigma Chi mem-
bers have stressed they have nothing
against the football team.
"We are not trying to get them in
any more trouble than they already
are in;' the fraternity representative
said. No arrests were made, but
charges that could be filed include
larceny, felonious assault and aggra-
vated assault, fraternity members
said Sunday.
Brooks, Jackson and Peterson
could not be reached for comment.
- The Associated Press contributed
to this report.

PHI DELT
Continued from Page 1
approximately 40 forms of false identification in the
house and computer equipment and software capa-
ble of producing the fake IDs.
"Everyone residing in the house except the live-in
adviser was a sophomore and underage," Seyfried
said, adding that about 35 people lived in the frater-
nity house, and some had multiple fake IDs.
Upon hearing news of Friday's police raid, George
Cantor, Courtney's father, lost any sympathy he may
have had for Phi Delta Theta members.
"Given the tragedy that occurred," George Cantor
said, "the fact that they still had the paraphernalia for
making false IDs means what's happened really has-
n't sunk in. It indicates to me those boys are slow
learners;" he said. Phi Delta Theta president Mike
Novick, an LSA sophomore, could not be reached,
and fraternity members refused to comment.
The prosecutor's office will determine whether to
pursue charges for possession of false identification,
a misdemeanor also punishable by 90 days in jail,
Seyfried said.
"Additional charges are also possible," Seyfried
said. "We're still putting the case facts together as far

as what was seized Friday."
Seyfried said police were able to determine from
bank records that fraternity members purchased
alcohol served at the party from the Meijer store on
Carpenter Road.
Police obtained surveillance videotapes from the
store showing five underage men buying S347.07
worth alcohol with a fraternity check and presenting
false identification to the cashier on Oct. 15.
Seyfried said AAPD has had the tapes since Nov.
17 but did not release information about them to the
public until now because the investigation is still
ongoing."I wouldn't have even released them -now,
except that they were named in the search warrant,"
Seyfried said.
George Cantor said he hired a lawyer several
weeks ago to examine the possibilities of- civil
charges but added, "We're not filing any lawsuits in
the next week or two.
"Possibly nothing will happen," he said. "This is
in a very preliminary state"
AAPD Sgt. Michael Logghe said the case ii no
longer a police matter, barring any new develop-
ments."We're pretty much done;' Logghe said.
"We've done our investigation, and it's in the hands
of the prosecutor."

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