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March 27, 2000



.Gore kicks
off school
visits 1
Gore addresses
scholarships, campus
safety during visit
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
MACOMB - Vice President Al
Gore made his first of what he said
vGil be weekly visits to schools across
the United States at L'Anse Creuse
Middle School North on Friday. Core
created the program, which he calls
"School Days," "to learn how we can
bring revolutionary improvement to
our schools:'
Gore spent the day touring and
learning about the school. He
helped broadcast the morning
announcements and teach a sixth
'ra de civics class.
In the library Gore met with a small
group of teachers, parents and stu-
dents. "I want to do more listening
Ithan talking," hie said.
Taking questions from the audience,
Core touched on topics from the U.S.
stance on China-Taiwan relations to
who he thinks will win the NCAA
basketball finals.
But the main focus of the meeting
OWas education.
Fred Miles, vice president of the
Parent Advisory Council, asked Gore
about safety on college campuses.
"A lot of college campuses try to
keep incidents, quiet because it's bad
publicity," Gore said.
"Campus police take jurisdiction"
where the city police should, he said,
"and sometimes they don't even report
crimes. We need to insist on account-
' bility," he said.
WGore addressed the affordability
of college tuition and mentioned
~his+ National Tuition Savings Plan
that will allow parents to save
money for their children free of
inflation and taxes.
He also rallied for the expansion
of Hope Scholarships and Pell
Grants. "There is too much emphasis
on loans," Gore said. "It puts pressure
*n college graduates."
Gore said he chose the school
because of its high scholastic record in
order to view firsthand what they were
doing right. L'Anse Creuse was desig-
nated as a Blue Ribbon School by the
State of Michigan.
"I couldn't have started in a better
place," Gore said.
"I've been mrost impressed in every
way," he said at the meeting, which
came towards the end of the day, but
4dded. "There are problems that need
to be addressed."
See GORE, Page 3A




lanlagl de

By Lisa Koivu
and Josie Gingrich
Daily Staff Reporters
While many questioned his sanity and
some questioned his logic, independent can-
didate Hideki Tsutsumi proved that getting to
know as many voters as possible is perhaps
the best way to win the Michigan Student
Assembly presidency.
Yet, while he celebrated his victory, some
members of the Wolverine Party spent the
night in tears as the Central Student Judiciary

disqualified them for due to illegal campaign-
ing by the party's campaign manager.
Tsutsumi, who has been campaigning since
May 1999.by carrying a sandwich board
around campus and giving impromptu
speeches wherever students gathered, won the
election with a total of 3,491 votes, beating
out the disqualified Wolverine executive slate
of Rory Diamond and Marcy Greenberger,
who came in second. Blue Party candidates
Glen Roe and Elise Erickson finished third,
garnering a total of 1,028 votes,
"My one year of campaigning paid off. I

thought it would happen, but not this big,"
Tsutsumi said. "Four years ago I came to this
country with the belief that I can be anything
with hard work and determination. Today I
realized this is true.
"A lot of people have told me its impossi-
ble to accomplish my platform, but one year
ago nobody thought I could win. I believe I
can accomplish anything with the support of
students. I will work harder as president than
I did campaigning," he added.
Vice presidential victor Jim Secreto said he
See MSA, Page 2A

MSA election results

Hideli Tsutumi and Jim Secreto
Blue Party
Glen Roe and Elise Erikson
Defend Affirmative Action Party
Erika Dowdel and Jessica Curtin
All People's Party
IKyrn Stewart and Brian Chiang
Friends Rebelling Against Tyranny Party
Galaxor Nebulon and Sara Sweat
Wolverine Party
Rory Diamond and Marcy Greenberger



Pow Wow draws
thousands to

By Tiffany Maggard
Daily Staff Reporter

Despite much despondency
expressed recently by members of the
Native American due to controversy
surrounding Michigamua, a senior
honor society at the University,
Crisler Arena emanated the pride of
Native American culture at the 28th
annual Ann Arbor Pow Wow this
"It really feels good to be here
because our culture has been defied
by everything Michigamua has put
on us," said SNRE junior Joe Reilly,
who lead the occupation of the
Michigan Union tower last month.
Friday night, Native American
veterans lead participants of the
pow wow from the Crisler Arena to
the steps of the Union where they
held a protest against Michigamua.

Clifena Yellowfox spoke in honor
of Victoria Barnerm, who filed a
legal complaint against Michigamua
to the Michigan Civil Rights Com-
mission in 1972. Yellowfox said
Barnerm died about five years ago.
"I'm standing here for someone
who can't be here today - Victoria
Barnerm - who this lounge was
dedicated to. I stand for Vikki, for
her family and for everyone who is
here today," she said.
The protest was followed by a rally
on the lawn of University President
Lee Bollinger's home on South Uni-
versity Avenue. Routel said the pro-
testers pleaded with Bollinger for
nearly 40 minutes - expressing their
desire for the president to engage in a
private meeting with them.
Routel said Bollinger did not make
any official agreement to meet with
See POW WOW, Page 8A

Members of the
Mandaree drum
group from New
Town, N.D.
perform during
the pow wow
Friday night at
Crisler Arena.
LEFT: London,
Ontario resident
Donna Phillips
helps her
prepare for the
grand entrance
Friday evening.
Photos by

MVIeI higainua modifies group's name

Oy Tiffany Maggard
Daily Staff Reporter
The annual Ann Arbor Pow Wow took on a different
demeanor this year in light of the 37-day Michigan Union
tower occupation by the Students of Color Coalition and the
Native American community against" the senior society
During the Pow Wow, members of Michigamua
approached SCC spokesman Joe Reilly with a statement that
Michigamua has officially modified its name to Michigamua
"New Traditions for a New Millennium.";
Also included in the statement were the society's plans to
renovate its meeting space, repatriate all cultural artifacts to
their rightful owners and contribute seed money for a Native

American Institute at the University.
Michigamua spokesman Nick Delgado said Michigamua
negotiated the content of the statement with a member of the
Native American community.
"This is not a proposal ... it was a collaboration piece
more than anything, with a member of the Native American
community, a statement of our present position," Delgado
Reilly said he "is very disappointed with the actions of
Michigamua." He said he believes Michigamua's statement
was a means to circumvent an official meeting with the
Native American community.
But Delgado said it is time for both groups to come
together now and reach a compromise.
See SOCIETY, Page 8A


By Erin Podolsky
Daily Arts Writer
Billy Crystal dropped the soap to kick off the
trst Academy Awards ceremony of the new mil-
nnium during his famed introductory medley.
Unfortunately, as winner Kevin Spacey said in
his "American Beauty" performance, it was all
downhill from there. Four solid hours (less com-
mercials) of unfunny jokes (eight of which had to
do with the now-infamous Oscar statuette theft),
tears of glycerine joy and predictable winners
made Oscar 2000 a dud. .
Favorite "American Beauty" walked away with
the most awards, winning for actor (Spacey), cine-
iatography (Conrad L. Hall), original screenplay
(Alan Ball), direction (Sam Mendes) and best pic-
ture. It was the first win for rookies Mendes and
Ball, as well as the first film released by Dream-
works to win a best picture trophy. Surprisingly,
the next most-recognized film was "The Matrix,"'
which was not nominated for any major awards but

And the Oscars go to..
o Best-Picture: "American
a Best Director: Sam Mendes
("American Beauty")
Best Actor: Kevin Spacey
("American Beauty")
* Best Actress: Hillary Swank
("Boys Don't Cry")
* Best Supporting Actor:
Michael Caine ("The Cider
House Rules")
a Best Supporting Actress: Angelina Jolie
("Girl, Interrupted")
U Best Original Screenplay: Alan Ball
("American Beauty")
incredibly bloated with several new song-and-
dance numbers. After three hours, only two major
awards of eight had been announced. While this
enabled the remaining majors to be delivered in
quick succession during the final 30 minutes of
the show, the majority crawled like molasses.
Things came to a halt altogether when Warren
Beatty was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg life-
time achievement award. Roasted - and nearly
upstaged - by his good friend Jack Nicholson,
Beatty rambled on about the importance of fami-
ly and, of course, making movies.
"The Cider House Rules," which closely fol-
lowed "American Beauty"'s eight nominations

Worn out Blue falls to Maine

By Stephanie Offen
Daily Sports Editor
ALBANY, N.Y. - Maine coach Shawn
Walsh wore a green clover patch on the left
lapel of his suit jacket. It was not a lucky clover,
as the defending national champions did not
need luck. The clover had only three leaves and
each one stood for a goal that separated Maine
from Michigan last night, as the Black Bears
defeated the Wolverines, 5-2, ending Michi-
gan's season in the second round of the NCAA
A disallowed Colgate overtime goal on Sat-
urday gave the Wolverines a lucky break and
led to a 4-3 victory and their succession from
the first round of the tournament. But when it
came down to the final period of Michigan's
season, luck was nowhere to be found.
A record-breaking NCAA game pitting
third-seeded Boston University against second-
seeded St. Lawrence extended over seven peri-
ods and six hours, leaving the Wolverines
huddling in their lockerroom eagerly anticipat-
ing their second match-up of the weekend.
Players were struggling to find food and
changing in and out of their uniforms, all while
trying to stay focused on the task at hand -
even though it continued to get further and fur-
ther away.

Michigan goalie Josh Blackburn lets a goal in during the third period of Michigan's 5-2 loss to
Maine last night in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y.

go on forever"
But when the clock hit 7:05 p.m. the puck
was finally dropped, and Maine versus Michi-
gan finally began.
But just as in the preceding game, the
Wolverines luck wore out and exhaustion set in,

ing our game into the third period."
The bye did not become prevalent until the
Black Bears took the lead in the third period.
Until then, it was Blackburn keying the intensi-
ty for the Wolverines. The sophomore racked
up a career-high 40 saves, stopping an explo-


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