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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 1C, 1999 - 3

Notre Dame
student urinates
On public view
Department of Public Safety
officers observed a University of
Notre Dame student urinating in
public near the corner of South
-University and East University
Avenues in the early morning hours
Saturday. The subject was given a
verbal warning to leave the premis-
es and did so.
.No report was filed.
Nen dump paint
at Northwood
Two white males were seen Friday
morning dumping what appeared to be
paint from the window of their car. The
paint was being dumped into a dump-
ster in Lot 45 of the Northwood Family
Housing complex.
One of the suspects was 40 years
* d the other was 29.
No report was filed.
Frat members
violate flier rules
in South Quad
-Two members of a campus frater-
nity were found to be passing out
. iers to a party last Thursday night
n -the third floor of South Quad
Residence Hall. Members of frater-
nities are strictly prohibited from
oassin out fliers in the residence
halls, and after being informed of
that fact, the two men were escorted
out of the building.
larkley resident
doesn't remember
possible assault
An 18-year-old female resident of
Mary Markley Residence Hall awak-
ened Saturday morning with injuries
" that she did not remember how she sus-
* tained. She was admitted to the hospi-
tal with a possible concussion.
DPS is investigating the incident as
a possible aggravated assault. The
investigation as to. the nature of the
*cident is continuing.
Banner and sign
stolen outside
Revelli Hall
SA banner and parking sign were
taken from outside the Revelli Hall at
350 E. Hoover St. sometime between
Friday evening or Saturday morning.
* After investigation from DPS, the
sign was found later to have been
recovered from a Notre Dame students
vehicle earlier in the morning.
Backpacks stolen
at the UGLI
A University student called DPS
early yesterday morning to inform
them that hers and others' backpacks
were stolen from the Shapiro
Ondergraduate Library.
After the call was made the all items
except a wallet were recovered.
Kiosk, telephone

Ogle set on fire
DPS received a call early morning
yesterday reporting a kiosk near East
Quad was on fire.
Nearby papers covering a telephone
ole also blazed. Detroit Edition was
notified and there was possible damage
to the wires within the pole, DPS
reports stated.
Pickpocket strikes
at football game
A subject was allegedly pickpocket-
ed near section 15 during the Michigan
Football game vs. Notre Dame, accord-
g to DPS reports.
The subject reported S120 missing,
but said the money clip was left behind.
-compiled fiom staff reports.

Festi-fall down

Rally for Palestinians
opens floor for debate

By Rachel Groman and
Elizabeth Kassab
For the Daily
Voicing their concern for
Palestinians, 15 protesters marched
through Diag crowds from the steps of
the Michigan Union to the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library. handing out
material about ethnic cleansing.
Blaine Coleman, who organized the
march, defined ethnic cleansing as "the
use of the state ... to shove people out
of their homes and take away their
rights" He added that often killing is
involved and noted the deaths of 1,500
Palestinians in the past 10 years.
The rally was organized to draw
attention to the displacement of3.6 mil-
lion Palestinians in Israel and call for an
end to U.S. aid to Israel.
Graduate students Stephanie
Lindemann and Tara Javidi, both gradu-
ate students and members of PREVENT,
a student group against sanctions and the
general war on Iraq, said they felt it was
unfortunate that the march took place on
the same day as Festifall.
But Festifall brought an unusually
large number of students to the Dia,.
exposing the protesters to several cul-
tural, religious and ethnic student orga-
nizations and their members.
"It's good to have a campus where we
can express opinions on factual things
that usually people don't know about,"
said Robert Zaid, a senior on the Arab-
American Anti-Discrimination
Committee Executive Board.
Pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian speak-

ers came together l
the combined effort.
to discuss related issi
LSA sophomore P
member, said he hope
ing with Ilillel to edu
Before the march
Israel and Palestine
and Christians alike
of the Union, and
filled the air. Deb
nexer reached a s
Instead, students e
addresses in order to
Individual argum
"Most people on
have all the inform
good points - as d
this are great, talk
LSA first-year stud
said after having a dis
students on the Unio
He turned to his P
and said, "I encoura
open mind. Talk to p
While the event
sion, Coleman said
march was to "to savi
a big problem."
Coleman related tl
ation to the Jewish s
50 years ago.
"What's happe
Palestinians is wha
Jews in Eastern F
Holocaust ... people
save Palestinians frc

Music junior Aaron Sherry jumps off a scaffold onto a mat to attract attention to
the Ring of Steel student organization at Festifall yesterday on the Diag.
MSA cools fight
for student spot
on regent board

ast March through through," said Coleman, an Ann Arbor
of ADC and IlIillel resident who had participated in a cam-
ucs as a panel. pus demonstration against bombing in
'aul Saba, an ADC Iraq last year.
s to continue work- But Gold, who lived in Israel for a
cate more people. year, said he is concerned the protesters
residents of both were creating propaganda.
-- Jews, Muslims "What I think is problematic about
-- met on the steps these flyers are the words, 'ethnic
a feeling of hope cleansing,"' he said.
ate persisted, but Rabbi Avraham Jacobovitz of the
tate of hostility. Jewish Resource Center echoed Gold's
xchanged c-mail concerns.
continue their dis- "Although it's a free country and
everyone has their right, the propagan-
ients ended with da is rather negative," he said.
The protest comes on the heels of this
both sides don't month's peace agreement between
nation. They have Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and
o we. Things like Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ending
ing, like friends," an eight-month stalemate. The agree-
ent Michael Gold mcnt involved an Israeli withdrawal
scussion with other from II percent of the West Bank, a$
n's steps, well as the release of 350 Palestinian-
alestinian neighbor prisoners.
ge you to have an Rabbi Rich Kirschen at Hillel said he
cople like me." felt the march was "so counterproducd
facilitated discus- tive at this point, where it seems there
his goal for the going to be a breakthrough in the peace
e Palestinians from process." He said, "If the people in the
Middle Fast are starting to make peac
he Palestinian situ- it's probably a good idea to acknowl
truggle more than edge it here."
But Coleman is not convinced by the
ning to the Israeli government's recent actions.
t happened to us "The Israeli government has beeii
urope during the talking peace for 20 years, yet there's
are just trying to more and more land taken from the
m what we went Palestinians each year," he said. -
Director of Athletic Media Relations Bruce Madej assisted
the fraternity with publicizing the event with press releases.,
After months of planning, organizers are looking forward
to "the traditional pep rally feeling. Everyone is on the same.,
side rooting for the same team. For a moment no one will
think about school," Cole said.
Alpha Delta Phi member Jason Sparks anticipates his first
Alpha Delta Phi pep rally.
"I have heard from the alumni around the house that it is a
big event on campus, I have seen the planners working since
the beginning of the summer on this," lie said.
Music sophomore Lauren Molina said "pep rallies create
a higher sense of school spirit, bringing everyone together"
which is very important in such a large school it gives us
LSA first-year student Dana Davis is excited about today's
event as well. "It gets your adrenaline rushing and gives a
strong sense of spirit."

By Jewel Gopwani
Daily Staff Reporter
A student regent has been on MSA's
list of things to do for quite a long time.
After about 25 years of trial and error in
getting student representation on the
University Board of Regents, the state
government may be making things a lit-
tle easier for the assembly.
Differing in opinion from former
Attorney General Frank Kelly, Attorney
General Jennifer Granholm stated that
no conflict of interest exists if a student
were elected to the board of regents.
The opinion Granholm released on
Aug. 25, was in response to a question
posed by Senator Alma Smith Wheeler
(D-Salem Twp.)
In a written statement, Granholm
said, "no prohibited conflict of interests
arises solely from being a student at an
institution of higher education."
This opinion offers new hope to
MSA, after its attempt to form a
Student Regent Liaison Committee was
stopped in its tracks.
"We think this may be the first step
ever toward constructive negotiation,"
MSA President Bram Elias said.
Elias added that this opinion will
lead to further discussion on this topic
with the General Counsel's office.
In March, assembly opted to play
down its fight for a student regent in
order to pursue the SRLC, which would
have set aside time with the regents
every month to discuss students with

the committee. It would have been
comprised the presidents of the
Michigan Student Assembly, the Flint
Student Assembly and the Dearborn
Student Assembly as well as four elect-
ed students from the Ann Arbor cam-
Working with Regent David Brandon
(R-Ann Arbor), former MSA represen-
tative Elise Erickson constructed the
idea of this committee for approval by
MSA and potential approval by the
After the assembly approved the
committee, Erickson met with other
regents in June and said Regent
Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann Arbor),
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich)
and Regent Kathy White (D-Ann
Arbor) encouraged her to try the open
invitation the regents have offered the
assembly for a number of years.
"The board had given the president
of MSA enormous power and opportu-
nity to speak whenever he wanted and
to bring in who ever he or she chose,"
McGowan said.
"I just don't think it has been tested
McGowan called the interaction
between MSA representatives and the
regents in dealing with the Code of
Student Conduct during the past few
years as successful communication.
"We hadn't used this time in the past
because it seemed impractical,"
Erickson said.

Continued from Page 1
ball season tradition, and each year it gets even bigger. Head
planner LSA senior Branton (ole said "the event takes an
amazing amount of time to put together." He said that he must
first get the coach Carr to attend because without him, "the
event is worthless."
The pep rally has a few goals. Cole said, one being "to
bond the community and share the unique experience" of
feeling the camaraderie in the football stadium. The pep rally
also gives the students the ability to see what a fraternity and
Greek Life is all about.
The event planning involved more than just booking Carr.
There was marketing and advertising too. Even the electron-
ic banners at both Yost and Cliff Keen arenas inform passers-
by with messages about the pep rally. Diag display boards
and numerous campus doors are also loaded with signs, and


Temporary site for
Ave Maria unveiled

Associated Press
Domino's Pizza founder Thomas
Monaghan stepped closer yesterday
to his vision of creating "a West Point
for Catholicism and the law," unveil-
ing the temporary home of his new
law school.
The Ave Maria School of Law, sched-
uled to open next year, will use the for-
mer headquarters of NSF International, a
locally based public health company. Ave
Maria officials hope to build a perma-
nent campus here in four or five years.
A S4 million renovation of the site
already has begun and is scheduled for

completion in August 2000, the same
month a class of 40 to 50 students will
begin instruction .
"Putting law and ethics in the same
sentence is phenomenal," said
Monaghan, who last year sold nearly
all of Domino's to a Boston investment
capital firm. "So much of the leader-
ship of our country has legal training.
I think you need a West Point for
Catholicism and law."
Monaghan is putting S50 million of
his fortune - estimated at S600 million
in 1998 by Forbes magazine - into the

Mary Pierce was incorrectly identified in a photo of the U.S. Open on page 14B of yesterday's Daily.
° The cover photo in yesterday's edition of Kickoff '99 "On the Line" was taken by Dana Linnane.
A Gloria Thiele's name was spelled incorrectly in yesterday's Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY ABC Room, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. J Safewalk, 936-1000, Shapiro Library
Lobby, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
"C'arnha Dance Lesson." Snonsorerd

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