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omorrow: Partly cloudy. High 56. October 4, 1999

$2M grant
cips fight
domestic
jolence,
y Yaei Kohen
aily Staff Reporter
Washtenaw County was selected
y the U.S. Justice Department to
receive a $2 million grant to assist
in its fight against domestic vio-
lence.
The grant, which begins Jan. 1, is
funded by the U.S. Justice
artment's judicial oversight
demonstration initiative as a new
rogram. Three counties -
Washtenaw County, the City of
Boston and Milwaukee County -
were selected out of the 12 that
applied.
Washtenaw County was selected
ecause of its coordinated efforts to
fight domestic violence, said Justice
Department Public Affairs
S cialist Linda Mansour.
Uhe city as a whole has taken a
unified approach," Washtenaw
ounty Prosecutor Joe Burke said.
Among the cooperating groups
re governmental and non-govern-
mental organizations such as theM
Washtenaw County prosecutor's
office, county and city police,
parole boards, SAFE House, Sexual
Assault Prevention Awareness
C ter and local hospitals, he
a~ed.
The department grants
Washtenaw County nearly $2 mil-
lion for an 18-month period,
Munsour said. But the grant is
mneant to lust for up to five years
assuiiig that the selected counties
continue to follow the stipulated
guidelines. she said.
in Washtenaw County the appro-
pr tions will be spread out to sev-
e organizations, Burke said.
Domestic violence units will see an
increase in efforts to end the crime
with four new assistant prosecutors
to specialize in domestic violence,
additional probation officers who
deal only with battering offenders,
survivor advocates and increased
resources at police stations.
The grant's purpose is "to reduce
r fending and increase account-
a ity status," Mansour said.
See GRANT, Page 7A

charges for
2 Phi Delts

By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter
Charges against two former Phi
Delta Theta fraternity members
accused of furnishing alcohol to minors
at a party last October were dropped on
Friday.
Witnesses could not be found to tes-
tify against Josh Shapiro and Daniel
Davis, the Ann Arbor New s reported
Friday.
Both defendants maintained they did
not attend th' Oct, 15 party w here
U siversits studn ot outrtnev C antor
was seen driking.
Cantor later died from injuries she
suisittmed aiter falihng from her sixth
floor \ary Markley Rcsidence Hall
room wndow.
The cases were dismissed by 15th
Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Hines
with prejudice, which means that the
cases can be pursued if witnesses are
found.
"We were pretty confident ve were
going to win the case anyway'," said
Davis' attorney, JohnS hea. Shea said

Das is was innocent because he did not
arrive at the party until it nearly fin-
ished.
"Danny belongs to an Engineering
Honors Society, and his society was
ushering at (the Detroit Lions) football
game that night. He didn't get home
until ( a.m.) at the earliest," Shea
said,
"There wasn't any alcohol to furnish
after that:'he added.
Shapiro declined to comment and his
lawyer, Matthew Leitman, could not be
reached.
Washtenaw County Prosecuting
Attorney Joe Burke declined to com-
ment on either case,
Shapiro and Davis wvere the only
defendants in thc case who requested
trials.
Eight other fraternity members
were placed on probation after plead-
ing guilty to charges of furnishing
alcohol to a minor and violating the
host law.
Five members were also convicted for
See PHI DELTS, Page 7A

Members of the Panhellenic executive committee rough house d'ring halftime of the annual Mudbowl, held outside the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house Saturday morning.
k CoMIN'
a HOME

Hornecorning
spirit filSA
By Joan Lee
For the Daily
As gigantic laser 'Ms projected across the Ann
Arbor sky, Wolverine fans from around the country
crowded the Diag in 'x-treme' school spirit Friday
night.
Spirit X-Plosion, the first Homecoming pep rally
on the Diag, packed the Central Campus area with
students, alumni, parents and other members of the
Ann Arbor community for a night of music, laser
lights and inspirational words prophesying th
smashing Wolverine victory for Saturday's footbal
game against Purdue.
The Michigan Marching Band and Michigan
Cheerleaders started the pep ralky with chants of
See SPIRIT, Page 7A

SAT developers
target 'strivers',
By Anand Giridharadas by 200 points as "strivers.
D alyr.: tfkepert If the findings withstand public
As preference-based affirmative scrutiny, ETS could develop and as
action buckles under legal pressure early as next year begin providing col-
nationwide, the creators of the leges and universities with formulas to
Scholastic Assessment Test are explor- identify strivers in their applicant pools.
ing a new strategy to spotlight college Admissions officers could use the
applicants who have overcome socio- formulas to compare an applicant's
economic disadvantage, score to the hypothetical score of a fic-
The Educational Testing Service in tional test-taker with an identical demo-
November plans to release the findings graphic profile, based on 14 criteria
of a study on the use of demographic including race, household income and
criteria to predict students' SAT scores, ownership of electrical appliances.
which range from 400 to 1600, and 'This is not a new concept," said
label those who exceed the predictions See STRIVERS, Page 2A

A laser light show lights up the Diag in front of the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library during Friday's Homecoming pep rally.

Med School
celebrates
150 years
By Risa Berrin
Daily Staff Reporter
A house full of doctors highlighted
changes that have marked the Medical
School's 150-year history- a history that
began with a class of six white male stu-
dents in 1850.
Faculty, students, alumni and friends
from across the country gathered Friday in.
Hill Auditorium to kigk off anniversary
activities for the Medical School s sesqui-
centennial year.
Antonia 'Novello, former U.S. Surgeon
General and resident at the University
Medical School is a testament 'to the
school's changes.
Novello 'spoke about her pediatric train-
ing at the Medical Schoo1 and her role as
the first woman and Latino/a to hold the
post of surgeon general.,
Novello said she was grateful to the
Univemity for admining a "little girl from
Puerto Rico,"
"This school took a chance and since
that day I promised I would be big so that
they could see what they did has paid off,"
said Novello, who is currently the health
commissioner for New York State.
In addition to being among the first
major medical schools to admit women, the
University was the first medical school in
the United States to own its own hospital.
Sesquicentennial coordinator Kate
Schuch said the union of the Medical
School and hospital was the beginning of a
transformation in medicine.
"For the first time, a student was an appren-
tice to a physician," she said. "The student was
able to learn from a larger group of doctors at
the bedside of a patient."
During its early years, the Medical
School provided students with little or no
patient contact.

ISA sophomore Tera Hanacher tends bar yesterday at the newly remodeled Brown Jug restaurant on'
South University Avenue.
fw n Jug hopes to keep
charm with renovations

Former University Hospitals patient Erik Morganroth speaks about his heart transplant
experience at the Medical School's 150th annlyersary celebration at Hill Auditorium on Friday.

By Adam Brian Cohen
Dy Staff Reporter
The thick, smoky air has been cleaned. The dim
lIing turned bright. The employees' street clothes
atmre has been replaced by uniforms. Most of the
gunge was wiped away.
Ann Arbor's beloved Brown Jug Restaurant
underwent a costly remodeling period last. May,
reopened at the onset of the fall term, and is now try-
ing to renew itself as an establishment of past and
present traditions.
"This place means a lot to a lot of people," said
University Alum Erin Plein, a Brown Jug hostess
and five-year employee. "It's more than just a restau-
rant to many."
* just hope it will mean as much to people now
IIVIQe money

as it did bef'ore," Plein said.
The Brown Jug, located on South University
Avenue, became an established restaurant in 1938,
taking the place of the 1920s Daily Market. Since
then, the Jug has been collecting loyal customers,
countless memories and walls fill of momentos.
. The current owners purchased the restaurant last
May from the original owners, who wanted to keep
the Jug family-owned. Perry Porikos, Brown Jug co-
owner and supervisor said even though the old own-
ers wanted to make sure the Jug tradition would live
on, he knew several things needed improvement.
"Everything had to go," Porikos said. "It had
beautiful charm, but everything was rotten."
Porikos said despite everything being replaced,
See BROWN JUG, Page 2A

The University charged the first class of
Medical students $5 per year for two years of
education. None of the students in the first class
were college graduates. In order to be admitted,
the students had to know some Greek or Latin so
they could read and write prescriptions.
The second year at the Medical School
was similar to the first and the curriculum
consisted of only lectures.
Not until the 1950s and 1960s did the
University incorporate more clinical train-
ing and patient contact into the curriculum.
David Botstein, who completed his doc-
torate at the University in 1967, said his
University education was invaluable to his

career as a geneticist.
"I had no premonition of the intellectual
experience I would have here," said
Botstein, who currently is chair of the
genetics department at the Stanford
University School of Medicine.
"I was uniquely fortunate to have come
here. I got an outstanding education and
the diversity and broad picture I received
from this University was something only
available at U of M," he said.
Medical third-year student Mark
Hoeltzel said he was motivated and
inspired by the speakers' stories.
See CELEBRATION, Page 2A

The University Activities Center will use a
financial surplus to allocate $20,000 to
$30,000 for special events,
Nw, PAGE 3A

American Beauties
Thora Birch, Wes Bently and Mena
Suvari star in "American Beauty" as
adolescents who aren't your average
teenagers.
ARTs, PAGE 9A

Drew who?
The Michigan Wolverines breeze
past the Purdue Boilermakers in a
38-12 decision at the Big House.
Se rs . % Page 1B

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