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Tuesday
January 25, 2000

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Today: Scattered snow showers. High 24. Low 12.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High 21.

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Gore, Bush victoriously
&ipture caucus votes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -
Republican George W Bush won Iowa's
kickoff caucuses last night, besting
upstart Steve Forbes to set the stage for
a three-way presidential primary fight
in New Hampshire. Democrats gave Al
Gore a thumping win over Bill Bradley.
4 said he had "a little more humility"
and vowed to push his challenge.
"I can't wait to get to New
Hampshire," was Gore's battle cry and he
said he'd be campaigning today at dawn.
The results set the stage for a dra-
matic week in New Hampshire, first in
a furious flurry of primary elections.
Bush described the caucus results as
validation of his compassionate conser-
vative agenda. "It's a solid victory and
humbled," he said as the presiden-
Athlts
perform
well in
classroom
By Jodie Kaufman
Daily Staff Reporter
At yesterday's Senate Assembly
meeting in the Rackham Building,
University Athletic Director Tom Goss
said student athletes are succeeding not
c4 on the playing field but also in the
classroom.
"We are here to prepare the students
for life, and the things they are ready to
do when they leave great institutions,"
Goss said. "Our coaches also become
teachers, making sure that we can learn
from our mistakes."
Goss expressed concern that not all
faculty members
accept excuses
from athletes
who are travel-
ing to partici-
pate in their
! respective
sports.
"We need to
make sure they
have the chance
Goss for success in
the classroom,"
Gs said.
e National College Athletic
Association is in the process of debat-
ing whether or not to hold football
playoffs in the month of December for
Division IA, which the University is
part of.
The playoffs would conflict with the
University's final exam schedule.
If the Michigan football team would
not participate in the playoffs, the ath-
1 department would sacrifice $3 to
M million.
But so far, the Big Ten and the
Pacific Athletic Conference 10 are
against the playoffs, but there are still
many other schools in favor, Goss said.
There are more than 900 institutions
in the NCAA, but Goss said 300 of
them have goals similar to the
University.
Faculty members expressed some
concern for the academic abilities of
si student athletes.
know you don't admit the ath-
letes," Kinesiology Prof. Earl Foss said.
"But we recruit them," Goss said.
"We are trying hard to bring in better
quality students," Goss said, "and in the
past two years we have had about 320
See GOSS, Page 2

tial campaigns put the best-possible
spins on their finishes. The Texas gov-
ernor called his victory "record-shatter-
ing" and roused supporters with the
vow, "tonight is the beginning of the
end of the Clinton era."
Forbes was at least as happy with the
resultsj saying, "We vastly overper-
formed the polls and have emerged as
the conservative candidate" going into
New Hampshire.
Gore outpolled Bradley 63 percent to
35 percent, and the former New Jersey
senator said, "Tonight I have a little
more humility but no less confidence
that I can win and do the job."
Looking ahead to New Hampshire,
Gore and Bradley were locked in a tie
See IOWA, Page 5

'U' analysts:
McCain, Bradley
need t aeN.H.
By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
The results of the Iowa caucuses were no surprise when
Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W Bush
walked away victoriously last night as voters expressed their
preferences for president in the first caucus of the year.
"This is the expected outcome," said political science Prof.
Chris Achen, acting director for political studies at the
Institute for Social Research.
Despite the expected outcome, there were two small sur-
prises, said Michael Traugott, chair of the Department of
Communications Studies and ISR research scientist.
The first surprise, Traugott said, came with the results
AP PHOTO from the Democratic caucus. "Gore seems to have done a lit-
the Iowa caucus tle better than was expected," he said.
See ANALYSIS, Page 5
Group claims
responsibility
for MSU fire

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Vice President Al Gore celebrate Gore's victory In t
yesterday at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

MEDICAL POLITICS

By Shomari Terrelonge-Stone
Daily Staff Reporter
A professor's office at Michigan State
University was the target of a N*w Year's
Eve fire set by a radical environmentalist
group.
On Friday, the Earth Liberation Front
claimed responsibility for the blaze that
caused more than $400,000 in damages
to the fourth floor of Michigan State's
91-year-old Agricultural Hall. ELF has
claimed other arson-related fires.
The claim, which wjas faxed to media,
outlets, said the environmentalist group
targeted associate Prof. Catherine Ives, the
director of MSU's Agricultural
Biotechnology Support Project.
The group opposes Ives' use of genet-
ically engineered plants in her program
funded by Monsanto Co. and the U.S.
Agency for International Development
- organizations that attempt to per-
suade developing nations to change cur-
rent agricultural practices and adopt
genetic engineering techniques.
Some environmentalists claim geneti-
cally engineered plants threaten tradi-
tional crops and monopolize the U.S.
seed industry.
Ives could not be reached for comment.
Michigan State spokesperson Terry
Denbow said Ives is afraid and her con-
cern is "appropriate" because she was
specifically named in the claim of

responsibility. She is still continuing her
research at the universily, he added.
Denbow said Agricultural Hall is now
open and "the investigation that involves
the Michigan State Police Department,
the (U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms) and the FBI is ongoing.
We are going to have an aggressive,
thorough investigation;' he said.
But the possibility of a similar inci-
dent at the University of Michigan has
come into question.
The University does not have a
department of agricultural science but
does use animal testing for' human
health, said Dan Ringler, director of the
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine.
Ringler said the University could be a
potential target because "we are carrying
animal research" but added that he is not
concerned about the activists because
"they have typically attacked institutions
that carry on research with mink and
with fur-bearing animals."
Department of Public Safety Lt.
Robert Newman said the University is
"always cognizant of potential threats
against research facilities and when we
do receive information, we do increase
patrols and take precautionary mea-
sures."
Ringler said the University uses a
wide variety of animals but 90 percent
See FIRE, Page 2

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
Ann Arbor resident Renee Emry Wolfe, currently on trial in Washington, D.C. for marijuana possession, sits outside her
home with her son Timothy last spring.
Lr "
resident ontri alfor
D.C. marijyuana incidet

Mock rock

By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor resident Renee Emry
Wolfe, who is being tried in
Washington, D.C. for marijuana pos-
session, saw what she thought would
be a one-day trial extended another
day when she was denied a verdict
yesterday.
"I suspect (the prosecution) is
prolonging it as a way of giving a
little extra punishment,"
Marijuana Policy Project
Communications Director Chuck
Thomas said. MPP lent support to
Wolfe during her trial this week
by providing her with canned
goods.
Wolfe, who suffers from multiple

"Now we're demanding through
the constitutional amendment
initiative process."
-- Gregory Schmid
Personal Responsibility Amendment 2000 director

sclerosis, lit up a marijuana ciga-
rette in the office of U.S. Rep.
William McCollum (R-Fla.) in
September 1998 while meeting with
the representative about his opposi-
tion to the use of medicinal marijua-
na.

Oregon and Washington have
approved the use of medical mari-
juana within their states.
Thomas said this proves that "the
American people are ready to
change."
If attorney Gregory Schmid gets
his way, Wolfe and other Michigan
See MARIJUANA, Page 5

Voters in Alaska,
California, Colorado,

Arizona,
Nevada,

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'IJI nationals suspend campus chapter

By Caitlin Nish
Daily Staff Reporter
The campus chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fra-
ternity was suspended this weekend for violating the
terms of a stay on a previous suspension placed on it

In June 1999, the Archons issued a written resolu-
tion to approve leadership of the campus chapter by a
graduate trusteeship. But, in September 1999 the
Archons again reviewed the FIJI chapter.
"The Archons were not pleased with the progress

"On Dec. 4 they had a party where they served and
consumed alcohol and paid for it with chapter funds.
Their leadership approved the party and it involved
pledges," Morgan said.
Morgan also said the party violated a mandate on

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