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The fraternity was suspended by
its national chapter shortly after the
All members moved out of the
house after it was vandalized shortly
before winter break.
Interfraternity Council Adviser
John Mountz said last week that the
fate ofAEPi is still being decided by
a review board of national chapter
members, who are determining
whether there is enough interest in
the organization to keep a chapter on
Marwil, a native of Rhode Island,

had no statement regarding the
shooting or the plea.
"The Marwil family views this as
a horrible accident," Marwil's
lawyer, Peter Kelly said.
Marwil faces a maximum sen-
tence of one year.in prison and a
$500 fine.
A sentencing date has not yet been
scheduled but is expected in the next
Marwil is also being investigated
under the University's Code of
Student Conduct, but it is unclear
where that investigation stands.
The pledge's family declined to
comment on Marwil's plea or the sit-
uation in general.

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communication director, said he hopes
the program will achieve "high quality
learning experiences that retains some
of the most important aspects of the tra-
ditional classroom."
Decie said the online classes' cur-
riculum will include some of the
activities often used in classrooms,
such as group projects and interac-
tion with faculty members. Also like
traditional classrooms, there will be
a limited number of spaces available
to ensure quality interaction, he
said. The number of students who
may enroll in one of the courses will
be limited to 50 people.
Although Decie said the online pro-
grams will be designed to include
aspects of traditional courses offered by
the Business School, he added that the
"faculty needs to adjust to the new

Decie said . he hopes faculty
involved in the online courses will
be able to bring what they learned
and apply it to traditional classroom
While Decie said many will benefit
from the online courses - particularly
those who might not be able to take the
University's traditional courses due to
geographical restrictions -- others feel
the online courses may cause draw-
Business junior Brian Mickey said
"I'd rather take a course where you
can be with the professor face-to-
face." Mickey added that he doesn't
feel group projects will be as effec-
tive if the students can't work phys-
ically together.
Decie said both methods have their
own advantages and disadvantages. But
overall he said that "technology is a
great asset to the traditional classroom."


Congress expects $1.9 trillion surplus
WASHINGTON - Virtually doubling the size of the budget battlefield this
election year, the Congressional Budget Office said yesterday that it now expects
federa surpluses over the next decade to total as much as S1.9 trillion.
'. ith the soaring economy pouring billions in unforeseen revenue into federal
coffers, President Clinton said he will propose paying off the government's entire
S3.6 trillion federally held debt by 2013. That would be two years earlier than
has previously aimed for and puts him a step ahead of House Republicans, who
working on a plan to pay off that portion of the debt by 2015.
The surplus estimate by CBO, for the 10 years ending 2010, represents a near
doubling of a $I trillion forecast it issued only last July. The figures exclude Social
Security funds.
Both sides immediately claimed credit for the good news. "We got here by making
hard choices and sticking to a strategy that works, that builds opportunity and rein-
forces responsibility," Clinton said at the White House. "I remain committed to that
strategy. I ask the Republican majority in Congress td put politics aside and join me."
In a written statement, House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) said, "We have this
surplus because of the hard work of the American people, because of the healthy
American economy and because of prudent fiscal policies championed by ti
Republican Congress."

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lower temperature. It can be used by
itself as an anti-icer before the storm
comes. It will not only melt the snow
and ice but it will also prevent it
from bonding to the payment,"
Weber said.
Pettway said that although Ice-Ban
has been successful, the University
is looking for an alternative which is
friendlier to students' carpeting and
"It's water-soluble so it's not like
(staining) should be a permanent
problem. We are working to use
another (de-icer) which would be in

a liquid form and clear and odor-
free. We do not have that material in
our stock yet," Pettway said.
Between 15 and 20 University
tractors and trucks disperse Ice-Ban
and plow the snow from Central
Campus, Pettway said. He said the
University uses it before expected
When snow becomes too much to
pile on Central Campus, the snow
must be hauled to alternate locations.
"Last January snow had to be
hauled out on Fuller Road across
from Mitchell Field. Another loca-
tion is the Elbel Field parking lot.
They are both big and open,"
Pettway said.

Continued from Page 1
city of Ann Arbor, Rafi proposed that the
Code only govern University-controlled
property. Rafi contends the entire clause
be replaced by a new statement: "Only
behavior which occurs on University-
controlled property may violate the
Code." But Student General Counsel
Josh Trapani suggested that only the city
of Ann Arbor clause should be deleted.
"We need to change this so that stu-
dents living in Ann Arbor and those liv-
ing in Ypsilanti are under the same rules.
Right now there are two different sets
because those living in Ann Arbor are
still under the Code and those outside of
the city are not," Trapani said.
The motion to leave the paragraph
without references to the city passed.
Discussions concerning other Code
modifications went past midnight.
University Vice President for
Government Relations Cynthia Wilbanks

presented MSA a plaque for the contri-
butions the assembly made years ago to
the Michigan Child Care Challenge. The
program aims to provide affordable child
care to the children of students and facul-
ty attending the University.
"I was impressed with MSA and
those who were concerned about the
availability of child care," Wilbanks
said. "MSA helped raise funds to help
pay for the care and the University
regents agreed to double the amount
raised. Overall, this money supported
close to 500 students."
Leslie de Pietro, program coordina-
tor for the Family Care Resources
Program said the money "enables stu-
dents to continue their education and
not drop out of school." MSA President
Bram Elias said although none of the
current assembly members contributed
to the accomplishment, Elias was
pleased with the award.
"it's good to know that a long time ago
MSA did a very good thing," Elias said.

Gonzalez to meet
with grandmothers
MIAMI - Florida relatives of 6-
year-old Elian Gonzalez agreed yester-
day night to bring the boy to a meeting
with his Cuban grandmothers in a "neu-
tral location" in Miami today, after the
federal government threatened Elian's
immigration status in this country.
Justice Department officials said that
grandmothers Raquel Rodriguez and
Mariela Gonzalez, who spent yesterday
in Washington, would return to Miami
for the 4 p.m. meeting.
Under the agreement, they will visit
with Elian alone, with no time restric-
tion, at the home of the president of
Barry University, a local Catholic col-
Relatives in Miami, who have
refused to send Elian home to his
Cuban father despite an Immigration
and Naturalization Service ruling early
this month, received reassurances that
"no Cuban officials" would be present
and that the grandmothers understood
"it was only a visit and Elian would not

be leaving with them,' according to
U.S. government officials. Officials
also told the relatives that after the
meeting Elian he would return to the
house in Miami's Little Havana where
he has been staying.
Ice storm Strikes *
Southeastern states
A surprisingly fast-moving storm
blanketed the East Coast with up to 2
feet of wind-blown snow yesterday,
closing airports and schools, paralyz-
ing the nation's capital and leaving
North Carolina looking more like
North Dakota.
At least three people have been
killed in weather-related traffic aci
dents in the Carolinas, and two peop c
were found dead outside from exposure
in South Carolina.
The storm even intruded on the pres-
idential campaign. Most of the candi-
dates flew to New Hampshire after the
Iowa caucuses, but Republican Alan
Keyes got stuck in Detroit, unable to fly
into Boston.

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New Ecuador leader
denies military sway
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's new
president declared yesterday that his
government is not under the sway of mil-
itary officers who toppled his predeces-
sor and put him in charge of this troubled
Andean nation.
Gustavo Noboa, who was Ecuador's
vice president until President Jamil
Mahuad was removed last week, said on
television yesterday that he was not
beholden to the military generals who
put him in power. "Absolutely not; he
said. "I am here because I am fulfilling a
duty that I will carry out well"
Noboa took office Saturday after
Mahuad was forced out in a step the mil-
itarv said was taken to avoid "a social
explosion" after hundreds of Indians and
young military officers stormed the
Congress building and declared a new
Some military experts and the former
defense minister say the generals who
handed Noboa the presidency did so

under pressure from Washington and
more than 20 regional commanders who
rejected the overthrow of civilian rule.
Armed forces chief Gen. Carlos
Mendoza, who briefly took a place in
the junta before turning power over
Noboa, said he agreed to join the coo
as a stall tactic until democratic order
could be restored.
English Church may
approve remarmages
LONDON - The Church of
England, established by the much-wed-
ded King Henry VIII, took a step g
terday toward approving remarriage to=r
divorcees - an issue that may be of
keen interest to Britain's next king.
Recommendations published by ,a
group of bishops, if adopted by the
church's governing General Synod in
2002, could make it easier for Prince
Charles to contemplate marriage to his
longtime love, Camilla Parker Bowles.
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