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February 2, 2000

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benched for investigation

By Mark Francescutti
Daily Sports Editor

versity Athletic Officials that they still had one or two
questions and had not made a final decision in the

Instead of swishing jumpers over Spartan defend-
e d ichigan freshman guard Jamal Crawford sat on
the Michigan bench in street clothes during yester-
day's 82-62 loss to Michigan State.
Crawford was ruled ineligible by the University
Athletic Department on Friday, as a result of an inter-
nal investigation of a possible violation of an NCAA
bylaw regarding student athlete sponsorship.
The Athletic Department submitted its findings to
the NCAA on Jan. 24. Associate Athletic Director for
Media Relations Bruce Madej said the NCAA had no
p knowledge of the subject.
Poe NCAA then contacted University athletic offi-
cials on Friday, suggesting Michigan rule Crawford
ineligible until an NCAA committee ruled on the mat-
ter. Yesterday at 5:45 p.m. the NCAA informed Uni-

matter, meaning Crawford
had to remain ineligible for
the Michigan State game.
The athletic department
believes the NCAA will make
a final decision in the Wolver-
ines' favor before Sunday's
game against Ohio State.
"We think we're just about
there," said Education Prof.
Percy Bates, a faculty repre-
sentative on the Board in
Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics.

Green with
envy
The eighth-ranked
Michigan State
Spartans defeated
the Crawfordless
Wolverines last
night at Criser
Arena, 82-62.
For complete
coverage, turn to
Page 10.

Madej said yesterday at a half-time press confer-
ence that the Athletic Department discovered a possi-
ble violation in late December, when Crawford tried
to register his 1988 Mercedes Convertible.
The Athletic Department requires all student ath-
letes to register personal vehicles with the department.
Madej said this procedure is one way to ensure stu-
dent athletes are not violating NCAA rules by accept-
ing cars from boosters.
Athletic officials found that Crawford's Mercedes
was co-registered to a chairman of a telecommunica-
tions company in the Seattle area.
Bates said Crawford's mother, Verona Skinner
wrote a letter to the Seattle man about three years ago,
asking him be Crawford's guardian. But no legal
transfer of guardianship took place, Bates said, adding
that Crawford had lived with the man for a few years.
"In order to perhaps alleviate what appeared to be a
See CRAWFORD, Page 7

"We worked hard both yesterday and today thinking
we could have had the issue settled but they said they
still had some issues" Bates said.

Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations Bruce Madej and Athletic Director
Tom Goss discuss Jamal Crawford's eligibility in Crisier Arena last night.

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Arizona Sen.
takes primary;
jGore triumphs
By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter z
NASHUA, N.H. - Arizona Sen. John McCain defeat-
ed Republican frontrunner Texas Gov. George W. Bush by
a landslide in the nation's first primary election yesterday.
McCain's victory signals a turning point in the sena-
tor's campaign by beating the man some say is the only
true frontrunner in the election.
*The final unofficial election returns indicated that
McCain defeated Bush 49 percent to 31 percent. Maga-
zine editor Steve Forbes received 13 percent of the votes

pulseasy

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DeltaSig
may face
charges
for party
Two teen-age girls
taken to hospital for
alcohol poisoning
By David Enders
and Caitlin Nish
Daily Staff Reporters

to put him in third place.
NEW HAMPSHIRE
*lectlon returns
Republicans
John McC ain s 49%
George W. Bush 31%
Steve Forbes 13%
Democrats
Al Gore 52%
Bill Bradley 47%

"This will be the first
time that a non-incum-
bent has won a New
Hampshire primary by
this kind ofa double digit
margin," Sen. Warren
Whitman (R-N.H.) said
as supporters awaited
McCain's arrival,
On the Democratic bal-
lot, Vice President Al Gore
eked out a victory over
former New Jersey Sen.
Bill Bradley. Gore took 52
percent of the votes to
Bradley's 47 percent.

N.H. sees highest

"We're going to march all the way down the field -
from state to state, from coast to coast - all the way to
,ctory in November," Gore told supporters.
After finishing behind Bush, Forbes and former ambas-
sador Alan Keyes in last weeks Iowa caucus, McCain had
his entire campaign riding on winning yesterday's prima-
ry. He took 10 of the 17 GOP New Hampshire delegates
up for grabs, giving Bush five and Forbes two.
Gore earned 13 Democratic delegates with his win, and
Bradley came away with the remaining nine.
McCain has spent the last month campaigning in New
Hampshire alone as other Republicans traveled through-
out the country and especially Iowa where the first of the
Wtion's caucuses was held last week.
Because of a lack of funds, McCain has been unable to
conduct a nationwide campaign and suffered from it last
week with his fourth place finish in Iowa.
Bush on the other hand campaigned extensively in
See PRIMARY, Page 2

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turnout in primary

By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
CONCORD, N.H. - Polling sites
recorded the highest voter turnout
rates ever in a primary election as vot-
ers cast their ballots yesterday in the
nation's first primary.
Citizens of other states, who were not
eligible to vote, played their part too as
they stood in front of polling stations
promoting their favorite candidates.
Early yesterday, Concord expected
to have at least a 55 percent voter

turnout, City Clerk Sharon Bery said.
New Hampshire is one of the few
states that allows citizens to register to
vote the day of an election. Voters can
walk in off the street and register just
minutes before they cast their ballot.
The state has more independent vot-
ers than those who are registered in
either major party, said Peter Thomp-
son, a supervisor for the checklist at
the St. John's Community Center voter
registration table. The state used to be
largely Republican, he added.
See VOTERS, Page 2

Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is under
investigation by the Ann Arbor Police
Department after two females were
taken to the University Hospitals'
emergency room for alcohol poisoning
early Saturday morning.
A 19-year-old University student
and a 17-year-old high school student
were taken to the hospital shortly after
Delta Sigma Phi fraternity members
called 911 at 2:20 a.m. While the 19-
year-old was waiting on the porch of
Delta Sigma Phi for an ambulance, the
17-year-old was found vomiting in a
fraternity bathroom when AAPD offi-
cers entered the house.
Interfraternity Council External
Relations Vice President Jerry Mango-
na said police officers also issued
minor in possession of alcohol cita-
tions to party-goers.
AAPD Sgt. Mike Logghe said an
investigation will take place as to
whether or not Delta Sig was violating
the host law, which would hold them
responsible if a minor was knowingly
allowed to drink on the premises. The
offense is a misdemeanor, punishable
by a $1,000 fine.
"Usually it's the president of the fra-
ternity or the house itself" who can be
charged, Logghe said.
Delta Sig President Steve Lezell
denied the allegations.
"The two individuals in question did
not consume alcohol on our premises
and we sincerely hope that they are
doing all right, for that is our main
concern," said Lezell, an LSA sopho-
more.
Mangona said IFC officials know
members of the Chi Phi fraternity and
Delta Phi Epsilon sorority were part of
the party at Delt# Sig.
"Sometime that evening a first-year
student in Delta Phi Epsilon arrived at
Delta Sigma Phi severely intoxicated.
Upon entering this party, the friend
with whom she came asked for an
ambulance to be called," Mangona
said.
Logghe said that depending on the
outcome of the investigation, Chi Phi
also could be held responsible.
Mangona said the Office of Greek
Life is also investigating the incident.
"The host law dictates that at the
very minimum, Delta Sig will be held
liable. If after the investigation we find
that sanctions need to be imposed, they
r can go to all the chapters involved at
t our discretion," he said.
Mangona said both of the females in
d question were invited guests at Delta
- Sig.
d "Our policy dictates that we have a
guest list. The only people who can

Photos Oy LOUIS BROWN/UDaily
TOP: Arizona Sen. John McCain announces his victory in
the New Hampshire primary in Nashua, N.H., last night
with his wife Cindy.
ABOVE: Concord, N.H., resident Simone MacDonald exits
a voting booth after casting her primary ballot yesterday.

Rollin' down the river

U' to investigate role of
Ellerbe in alleged theft

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By Jon Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Athletic Department is con-
ducting an inquiry into the role Michigan men's
basketball coach Brian Ellerbe may have played
to avert the possible prosecution of one of his
players.
A University student, who wishes that her
name not be printed, filed a report with the Ann
Arbor Police Department in November, implicat-
ing junior forward Brandon Smith in the theft of
more than $100 worth of personal items, includ-
ing a watch, a calculator and a Palm Pilot.,

If I hin this
been handled properly, I
will intervene."
- Lee Bollinge
University presiden

According to an AAPD report, the student sai
she approached Ellerbe about having her proper
ty returned. Ellerbe had the items returned an
then later called the student.

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