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d Martin Harper names panel members
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sign plea
*om staff and wire reports
Banned Michigan basketball booster
Ed Martin has agreed to tell all about
his relationship with former Michigan
players, according to a report today in
the Detroit Free Press.
In exchange for reduced guilty pleas
to gambling and tax evasion charges,
the former Ford employee and alleged
*mbling ring leader will testify under
oath to his dealings with the Michigan
men's basketball program.
The Free Press cited a source familiar
with the case as saying that should Mar-
tin refuse to disclose his entire relation-
ship, he would face even more charges.
With the deal, Martin is looking at
12 to 18 months in prison, but his
Detroit home will not be seized, the
Free Press said.
The years following the 1997 inves-
&ation of the basketball program have
been witness to continuing allegations
of major cash payments made by Mar-
tin to former players, but no allega-
tions could be substantiated since
neither Martin nor the players were
compelled to give full disclosure.
But last summer, after the FBI raid-
ed Martin's residence while investigat-
ing him for numbers running, evidence
Wos uncovered linking him financially
' former Michigan hoopsters. Louis
Bullock, Robert Traylor, Maurice Tay-
lor, Jalen Rose and Chris Webber were
subsequently subpoenaed to appear in
front of a federal grand jury
That testimony remains unreleased
to the public.
Fhe FBI and IRS may be interested
in Martin's relationship with former
players in order to determine whether
income has gone unreported to the
*deral government.
But the NCAA will surely take note
of Martin's testimony, should he talk.
If Louis Bullock did indeed accept
cash payments from Martin into his
senior season of 1998, as reported by.
The Ann Arbor News last fall, it could
spell-serious trouble for the Michigan
basketball program.
When Martin's plea bargain possibil-
was first made public in January,
niversity President Lee Bollinger
released a written statement. "Since this
matter first resurfaced last year, we have
been made aware of the United States
Attorney's investigation, have provided
information when asked, and will con-
tinue to do so," Bollinger said. "We are
fully committed to finding out the truth
about what may have happened and to
uphold the highest standards and values
in our athletics program."

By Tiffany Maggard
Daily Staff Reporter
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs E.
Royster Harper announced yesterday the appoint-
ment of three senior faculty and staff members to
form a panel to examine space allocation and the
University's relationships with student groups.
The panel is in response to concerns raised by
the Students of Color Coalition during their 37-
day occupation of the Union tower, which con-
tains the meeting space for the senior honor

society Michigamua.
The panel consists of Patricia Gurin, a profes-
sor of psychology and women's studies and for-
mer interim dean of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts; Earl Lewis, dean of the
Rackam School of Graduate Studies and profes-
sor of history; and Law and women's studies
Prof. Christina Whitman.
"They are scholars. They are honest, highly
respected and they will engage in a fair and open
process," Harper said.
"There is a historian, a law professor and a

psychology professor who has done extensive
work around the issue of diversity. They will pro-
vide fair and sound judgment. They have the
ability to listen. They are seasoned. They under-
stand the issues," she said.
Harper said the exact details of how the group
will function are uncertain. She said once the
group meets for the first time, it will determine
its operative procedures and how intimately it
will-work with concerned parties.
"What I will be recommending to the group is
that they have very public meetings," she said.

"The president has asked them to hold a public
forum and 'public hearings to solicit student,
staff, faculty and community member input and
whatever the panel deems appropriate,"' Harper
According to University President Lee
Bollinger's statement sent to the campus commu-
nity Feb. 25 via e-mail, the panel's responsibili-
ties were limited to examining the
administration's "policies and practices on space
allocation for student groups with particular
See PANEL, Page 7A

Hoops season
ends with NIT
first-round loss

By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
SOUTH BEND - On Monday,
the day after finding out thatNotre
Dame was its first-round opponent in
the NIT, the Michigan basketball
team went through what LaVell Blan-
chard called "The Troy Murphy
Show," a videotape tribute to the
Irish's best player.
Blanchard was wrong. The Troy
Murphy Show aired last night, as
Murphy made a sitcom of Michigan
in a 75-65 Notre Dame victory at the
Joyce Center.
The loss ended Michigan's season
- one which looked more promising
during its early months, before a
seven-game Big Ten losing streak
crippled the Wolverines and sent

them spiraling into the NIT.
Last night, Murphy scored 32
points before fouling out with 49.6
seconds left, his team leading by six.
The Wolverines pulled'to within five
on a Kevin Gaines free throw and got
the ball back after a Notre Dame
turnover. But Gavin Groninger's 3-
point attempt went awry - an obvi-
ous foul, claimed Michigan coach
Brian Ellerbe - and the Wolverines
were cooked.
Michigan needed someone with
the quickness of Blanchard and the
size of Peter Vignier to guard Mur-
phy. Unfortunately for the Wolver-
ines, there was no one player on the
See NIT, Page 3A
------------------------------- - -
Inside: Dupe's Scoop. Page 10A
Basketball box score. Page 11x1

Michigan men's basketball coach Brian Ellerbe argues his case during last night's 75-65 loss to Notre Dame in the first round
of the NIT at the Joyce Center in South Bend. Ellerbe is 5-4 in the postseason - his Wolverines this year finished 15-14.

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to de ath in Cost Rica v

By Jodie Kaufman
Daily Staff Reporter

University students from across the
country travel the world each year gain-
ing new communication skills and cul-
tural experience. But Sunday's murder
of a 19-year-old Ann Arbor woman and
her friend in Costa Rica raises ques-
tions about student security abroad.
Emily Eagen, who was admitted to
the University as a non-degree student

for the upcoming fall semester, and
Emily Howell, a 19-year-old student at
Antioch College in Yellow Springs,
Ohio, were found dead Monday on a
highway near the tourist town of Cahui-
ta, Costa Rica. Eagen was a 1998 gradu-
ate of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.
"They were murdered Sunday night
somewhere on the coast," Eagen's
older sister Sarah said. "We have been
told they were last seen leaving the
hotel to go get beer or go to a bar."

"We have been told it is not a sex
crime. My sister was found fully
clothed," Sarah Eagen said. "We would
like to clarify that."
Authorities reported finding the
girls' rented sports utility vehicle
badly burned several miles away from
the bodies. Howell, of Lexington, Ky.,
and Eagen, a former Antioch student,
were found with clothing, belongings
and credit cards, authorities said.
See DEATHS, Page 2A

Verdicts highlight dangers of GHB

By Jen Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
Guilty verdicts were handed down this week in tri-
als against four Detroit-area men accused of poison-
g15-year-old Samantha Reid of Rockwood with
B in January 1999.
Jurors convicted three of the men on charges of
involuntary manslaughter and the fourth was found
guilty on counts of being an accessory after the fact,
poisoning, delivery of marijuana and possession of

While the trial has brought the "date rape" drug
back into the limelight, the University has been
working to educate students about the danger of
GHB for months.
University Health Services and the Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center both publish
brochures on the drug, which are distributed to stu-
dents living in residence halls. Additionally, Depart-
ment of Public Safety officers and SAPAC
volunteers are trained to present educational lectures
on the drug, which has been linked to more than 58
deaths and at least 5,700 overdoses in the past

GHB was

already banned in Michigan before

President Clinton signed a law last month making
possessing, manufacturing and distributing the drug
a federal offense.
Concern about the drug's presence on campus was
raised in October, when three University students
were hospitalized for overdosing on GHB. In
response, members of University Health Services
and the University Hospitals' emergency room held
a press conference about the drug.
See GHB, Page 5A

Hunter College linguistics and psychology Prof. Virginia Vallan speaks about the
advancement of women at the School of Education yesterday.
Authior: Wo-men'sl
-mov ement too slow

I thought I saw a see saw

IFC appoints students
to Haziy*ng Task Force

By Josie Gingrich
Daily Staff Reporter
Although many people believe soci-
ety has made great gains in the arena
of gender equality, Virginia Valian dis-
"Women have problems in all of the
professions," said Valian, a professor of

By David Enders
and Caitlin Nish
Daily Staff Reporters

The Interfraternity Council took
another step in its war against hazing
when it announced the appointment of
the Hazing Task Force members.
"There needs to be a change of cul-
ture if we, the IFC, (Panhellenic Council
and Black Greek Association) are going
to survive in the future. We have to
directly deal with this issue," IFC Presi-
dent Adam Silver said. "People have
been afraid of this issue in the past"

community members: Five fraternity
members, five sorority members and five
Black Greek Association members, even
though sororities and the BGA have had
little publicity regarding hazing.
"The Office of Greek Life is an
umbrella organization with three
parts - the IFC, Panhel and BGA.
Whether there's hazing in the BGA I
can only speculate, but the reason we
want them to be a part of the task
force is because they face the same
problems the rest of us do," said
Gerald Mangona, IFC vice president
for external affairs.

psychology and lin-
guistics at Hunter
College in New
In a discussion
with the same title
as her book "Why
So Slow: The
Advancement of
Women," Valian
spoke about the

"Women h
problems i
pro fession
Hunter College psyt

director of the Center for the Educa-
tion of Women, which co-sponsored
the event along with the Center for
Higher and Postsecondary Education.
Valian outlined data from several
professions, including international
business, law and medicine, to show
that women are disadvantaged in many
ways. For example, a study on men and
women in interna-
tional business
ave fields found that
rn the "women's achieve-
ments and qualifi-
cations appear to
mean less then
- Virginia Valian men's,"she said.
Most striking,
chology professor Valian said, is the
fact that women
who have lived outside the United
States and know a foreign language
are paid less then women who do not
hold those qualifications. In contrast,
me ae ni mre for haivingr those s

causes and remedies of what she calls
the slow progress of women to an
audience largely comprised of profes-
sional women at the School of Educa-
tinn. ,,nCtarrcn,

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