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February 11, 2000

Friend may have givenCrawford scholarship

By Jon Fish
and Mark Francescutti
Daily Staff Reporters
The relationship between freshman basket-
ball guard Jamal Crawford and Seattle busi-
$ssrnan Barry Henthorn continues to be under
investigation by the University after allegations
surfaced that Crawford received financial aid
from an unregistered non-profit organization
tied to Henthorn.
If Crawford received a scholarship from
Henthorn, he could face further NCAA sanc-
tions if the source of the scholarship is ruled
fraudulent or invalid. The organization is not
registered with the IRS.
qA brochure from Henthorn's organization
ached Rainier Beach High School in Seattle

'U' officials in Seattle to investigate
possibility of more NCAA violations

and was received by Principal Marta Cano-
Hinz. Hinz told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
she ignored the brochure because the organiza-
tion was not sanctioned by the school district.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer obtained a copy
of a brochure outlining the Academic Assistance
Foundation and listing Crawford as a "recipient"
of the foundation in 1998. The address and
phone number listed on the brochure matches
Henthorn's telecommunications company, Innov-

ative Communications Technology.
Yesterday, Henthorn told The Michigan
Daily in a telephone interview that the organi-
zation exists "only on paper," and "Jamal never
took any money from it." Henthorn, who has
maintained that his relationship with Crawford
is completely altruistic, says the AAF was an
organization he created to help other athletes
but has not been put into action yet.
"Jamal was doing so well, we thought of this

as a way to help other kids like him," Henthorn
said. "There is no brochure. What they have is
a mock-up of a brochure. I don't even know
how they got it. There is only one copy in exis-
tence and I have the only copy. Jimal never
took any money from it, ever. No one has taken
any money, because it only exists on paper."
Crawford could not be reached for comment.
Michigan men's basketball coach Brian Ellerbe
said he could not comment at this time and

directed questions to University General Coun-
sel Marvin Krislov, who could not be reached.
ICT Director of Operations Leslea McLean,
who echoes Henthorn's claims, said she played
a small part in the brochure's development but
never approved any final documents. "It was an
idea from an independent graphics designer,"
McLean said. "It was never approved - never
printed. It was a complete 'what if?"'
The brochure lists nine corporate supporters
for AAF, six of which do not exist and one being
ICT, the paper reported, and representatives of
the two other businesses on the list denied any
relationship with Henthorn or the AAE
The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that
Henthorn's former administrative assistant,
Darcienne LeRoue, has filed a civil suit in
See CRAWFORD, Page 2

Federal funding
dupenldCent on
accurate census

Soclety wants resolution
By Tiffany Maggard
and Robert Gold
Daily Staff Reporters

By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
Millions of people nationwide will
soon have a chance to earn federal
jnding for their communities - and
l they have to do is fill out a form.
Census results determine federal
funding for education, housing, med-
ical care and child care, Michigan
Department of Management and Bud-
get spokeswoman
Kelly Chesney said. Making
Changes in popula-
tion also factor into 164 percent of A
the reapportion- Abrrsdns
ment of state and responded to"
deral legislative cens
istricts. N A Cornt to
"The accurate findmg per ya
census count is of who is ot accour
extreme impor-
tance," she said. R These who d6:r1
"The future of census forms will
many of our com- voders durng the
munities hinges on rhuctuaton 1 k
the census." detormmes reapp
Obtaining the ;.d federa egislE
Onsus count hap-
pens in three different stages - travel-
ing to rural communities, mailing
forms to addresses around the area and
later sending forms to special places
such as college residence halls and
nursing homes, Craig said.
People who don't return their census
form will be visited by local census
workers during the summer. Ann
Arbor had a 64 percent response rate
.the 1990 Census.

College students who don't respond
to the initial mailing cause a problem
for the census bureau, Craig said,
because the census is based on
addresses effective April 1, and most
college students have moved or gone
home by May.
Locally, the results of the census can
determine the number of highways or
hospitals built or refurbished in the
Local Census
It Gaunt Office Manager
Patty Van Buren
Craig said emer-
gency response
departments get
most of their infor-
s at "least $17 mation from the
for eachperson. 'ensus.
yd for. Businesses also
use the census,
t rplum their Craig said, to deter-
e visited Jby 0ocahmine where they
1331" are mostneeded.
LSA senior
tionment of s Mike Gavin said he
ve districts , is not likely to fill
- ianamout the survey.
"Right now, usually if something
comes in the mail, I throw it out
unless it's from my family," Gavin
Craig said missing people can have
a staggering impact on the amount of
funding received.
"For each person who is not count-
ed, the community loses a minimum of
$175 per year," she said. According to
See CENSUS, Page 2

In an exclusive interview with
The Michigan Daily yesterday,
members of Michigamua spoke for
the first time about their history, pur-
pose and plans to handle the current
occupation of Michigamua's meet-
ing space on the seventh floor of the
Michigan Union by members of the
Students of Color Coalition.
Members of Michigamua sent a
letter to University administrators and
prepared a statement for the Daily,
stating their desire to remove all
offensive objects and practices from
their society and to resolve issues per-
taining to their use of the Union.
"The space is the secondary issue.
The pain is the primary issue," said
Michigamua member Rishi Moudgil,
a Business senior.
In the statement, members
expressed their willingness to work
with administrators and protesters:
"For the past five days the current
group of Michigamua has been work-
ing on healing relations. Michigamua
has been working to understand the
importance of items that have been
deemed offensive, and the fact that
we have little previous knowledge is
not an excuse. We have been trying to
work with the University administra-
tion and the group currently occupy-
ing the seventh floor in order to
promote dialogue."
Michigamua spokesman Nick
Delgado, an LSA senior, said the
organization's core values - leader-
ship, service, friendship, loyalty and
humility - will live beyond these
"Michigamua as an organization,
our ideals and what we want to
accomplish by bringing this University

Students rally in
support of 8CC

ABOVE: A member of the Students of
Color Coalition leans out a window on
the besieged seventh floor of.the
Michigan Union yesterday.
BELOW: Washtenaw Community
College Native American Student
Association Coordinator Tessa Reed
waves a flag protesting Michigamua
on the steps of the Union yesterday.

Hangin' tough

By Jeannie Baumann
Daily Staff Reporter

Five days after members of the
Students of Color Coalition took over
the M ichigamua offices, supporters
held a rally on the steps of the Michi-
gan Union yesterday afternoon to
show their encouragement.
More than 75 students turned
out for the event, during which
coalition members spoke to sup-
porters from the Michigamua
offices on the seventh floor of the
Union with the beat of a tradition-
al Native American drum in the

Coalition members took over the
Michigamua offices Sunday morning
claiming that the society has a tradi-
tion of degrading and exploiting
Native American culture.
One supporter held a US. flag
imprinted with a picture of a Native
American man.
"It represents Indian nations - the
first nation of this country,"explained
SCC spokesman Joe Reilly, an SNRE
Coalition members also distributed
red armbands during the rally.
"They show unity, that we all stand
together for this," Reilly said.
See RALLY, Page 3

Inside: Michigamua alums discuss the takeover of the group's meeting space. Page 3. 1 °1 i a
A2 group to protest at U.N. headquarters

About 25 students and local
residents plan to attend rally
opposing sanctions against Iraq
By Marta Brill
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA senior Christina Salib has spent the past few
days packing and keeping tabs on Congress, prepar-
ing for her trip this weekend to protest U.S. sanctions
against Iraq at the United Nations headquarters in
New York City.

Voices in the Wilderness, a national organization dedi-
cated to lifting the sanctions such as trade embargoes.
"I've been wanting to do something like this for a
long time," Rackham student Stephanie Lindemann
said. "I've been working with issues on Iraq sanc-
tions for several years now, and what I've learned has
been horrifying."
The U.N. currently does not allow anything to enter
Iraq that could be used as a chemical weapon, said
Lindemann, who is a member of Prevent, a group
formed on campus to work against U.N. sanctions.
Items that could have a military purpose or be
interpreted as a chemical weapon are labeled "dual-

help people live is labeled dual-use."
On Saturday, a teach-in is scheduled at the U.N.
headquarters. Former U.N. Assistant Secretary Gen-
eral Dennis Halliday, who resigned from the "Food
for Oil" program in Iraq, is scheduled to speak at the
event. Organizers also have planned non-violence
training for protesters.
The protest, which is scheduled for Monday, will
take the form of a "direct action civil disobedience,"
Lindemann said. It hasn't been decided what type of
action will take place. Protesters will plan their
course of action this weekend.
Prevent has used civil disobedience in the past to

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