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ATHLETICS
Continued from Page 1.
"We considered a number of factors including revenues and
costs, the existence of an NCAA championship, growth of the
sport in the Midwest and community impact," Hanlon said.
"This does not mean consideration of (women's lacrosse and
women's ice hockey) is over.
"We just found stronger cases for soccer and water polo," he
said.
The two new sports will have combined start-up costs of
$215,000. By their fifth year as varsity sports, they will cost the
Athletic Department a combined $1.25 million per year.
Both teams' coaches believe their teams are poised to be
nationally competitive soon after they become varsity.
Russell, who founded the women's club team in 1988, has
made it one of the most successful club teams in the nation. His
team is currently ranked No. 14 in the country, ahead of 27 var-
sity programs.
"We've been one of the top 10 teams in the country for the
past 10 years, but you attract a different kind of athlete when

you give scholarships," Russell said.
Bumns, who has guided his team to th
onship for the past two years, said men
build off its success as a club team.
"In the first year they might surpris
said. "The Michigan team will be able t
years be a top three team in the Big Ter
With soccer's status as the world's
with 4,000 youth playing organized si
area alone, the Athletic Department h
years for not making men's soccer a va
federal statute mandating gender equit
by many men's soccer fans to be the m
Athletic Director Tom Goss said the
roster management policies has allowec
the national trend and make men's socc
"Once these sports are added, we'll h
ference" between the percent of female
and the percent of female students at th
"To manage rosters and give opportur
sports is an opportunity we are looking

NATION/WORLD
he club national champi- G R EEKS
's soccer will be able to Continued from Page 1
year that the entire Greek community
se some people, Bums comes together to support a common
o step in and within two cause. "It is not just a social event,"
n." said Meghan Gonyo, an LSA junior
most popular sport and who added, "it is a really good oppor-
occer in the Ann Arbor tunity ... to do something positive."
has faced criticisms for Money raised from the Greek Week
rsity sport. Title IX, the activities will benefit Camp Heartland,
y in athletics, was seen a national outreach program for chil-
ajor stumbling block. dren infected with HIV/AIDS, as well
introduction of creative as six local charities including Ann
d the University to buck Arbor Parks and Recreation and
er varsity. Habitat for Humanity.
ave only a 2 percent dif- "It's great how (Greek Week) brings
athletes in varsity sports all of the fraternities and sororities
e University, Goss said. together to help local and national
nities without.dropping charities," said Business junior Tracey
to continue." Finlayson.
The togetherness and philanthropy
U ® U® U ®U that characterize Greek Week should
® ® ®~® not happen just once a year, Gonyo
said, expressing her opinion that the
system "should do something like this
® in the Fall, also."
LSA sophomore Jaimie Lowden
reflected on Greek Week 1999, saying
that she saw her peers work hard to
live up to the week's theme of "Dream,
Believe, Achieve!"
NTING "I think that everybody was really
EST PRICES! U" involved and put in a lot of effort. The
SQ effort paid off."
ST QUALITY!
'ST SER VI CE! B

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House OKs $1.7 trillion budget plan
WASHINGTON - The House last night approved a $1.7 trillion Republican
budget proposal that would provide huge future tax cuts, increase spending for
defense and education and devote a majority of projected budget surpluses to bol-
stering Social Security.
The budget passed 221 to 208 largely along party lines, while the Senate worked
into the night, on track to pass a similar plan before Congress leaves for a two-week
recess. House and Senate Republicans hope to iron out differences when the
return in April, something they were unable to do last year when the two chambers
split over tax and spending cuts.
In practical terms, the GOP budget approved yesterday is largely a political doc-
ument that represents a first salvo in the year long debate between Congress and
the administration over the shape of spending and tax policy.
The GOP budget is premised on a new era of rising surpluses that could total
$2.6 trillion about the coming decade. The sharp differences between Republicans
and Democrats' about whether to return some of the surplus to taxpayers or spend
it on government programs will likely form the contours of the political debate
through next year's election. While both'parties broadly agree on setting aside the
vast majority of the surplus to fund baby boomer retirements in the next centurjN
Republicans want to devote the remainder to to tax cuts.

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WASHINGTON - Millions of
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Because of last year's IRS reform
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Fire kills 4 in
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CHAMONIX, France -
Firefighters struggled yesterday to put
out a fire that killed four people inside
the Mont Blanc tunnel connecting
France and Italy.
Italian firefighters managed to extin-
guish flames in eight trucks on their
side of the seven-mile tunnel. The
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goes on tri
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strike, senators in a tense four-hour ses-
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former army general from prison.
The Senate gave the president's legal
team 48 hours to prepare his defense
and planned to reconvene tomorrow.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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