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October 16, 2000

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'U' student
sister killed
in car crash
Shannon Mayes dies after oncoming
vehicle runs red light, brother says
By Caitlin Nish
Daily Staff Reporter




An early-morning collision in Saginaw Township
yesterday killed a 20-year-old University student and
her 14-year-old sister.
Shannon Elizabeth Mayes, who transferred to the
University from Delta Community College this semes-
ter, and Heather Colleen Mayes of Saginaw, were pro-
nounced dead at the scene of the 2:03 a.m. crash.
The accident occurred when a 1992 Buick driven by a
20-year-old Saginaw man struck the 1994 Ford Aerostar
van driven by Shannon Mayes. Both Mayes and her sis-
ter were pronounced dead upon arrival at Covenant
ooper Hospital. Another passenger in the van
remained hospitalized at Covenant Cooper last night.
The driver of the other car, Christopher Sandoval,
was still in intensive care last night at St. Mary's Hos-
pital in Saginaw. His passenger and a police officer
who suffered smoke inhalation at the scene also were
Mayes, a University junior, was home for the week-
end to visit her family.
"She came home Saturday to do our little sister
Seather's hair and makeup for the Homecoming dance,"
said the girls' brother, Mike Mayes, an Albion College
freshman. Mayes said Shannon was picking up Heather
and her sister's friend after the dance when the accident
The Saginaw Township Police Department was
unable to confirm any specifics of the collision last
night, but Mayes said police told his family the driver
of the Buick had run a red light and struck the vehicle
Shannon was driving.
"The person who hit her, they don't know if he was
drunk because they didn't take a blood alcohol test. He ran
red light and was going 90 miles per hour," Mayes said.
The accident remains under investigation.
Shannon Mayes, who attended Saginaw Valley State
University her freshman year before transferring to
Delta Community College and then to the University to
study pre-law, had recently been accepted into Phi
Alpha Delta, the University of Michigan's business pre-
law fraternity.
See MAYES, Page 2A

Gore visit
state over
By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
DETROIT - As they head
toward their final debate next
Tuesday in St. Louis, Al Gore and
George W. Bush made campaign
stops in Southeast Michigan this
weekend to woo middle-class vot-
ers and assert the state's impor-
tance in next month's election.
A day after his Republican rival
appealed to automotive industry
workers at the C A M P A I
General Motors
plant in Pontiac,
the vice presi-
dent arrived-at the Detroit Public
Library in time for a Saturday
morning rally, despite being called
back to the White House for an
emergency meeting on events in the
Middle East.
In Detroit, Gore spoke in front of
American flags lowered to half staff in
honor of the 17 U.S. soldiers killed in
Thursday's suspected terrorist attack
on the USS Cole in Yemen.
Gore, who had to cancel a meet-
ing Friday evening with Arab-Amer-
icans in Detroit, spoke only briefly
about the recent escalation of vio-
lence in Israel, expressing satisfac-
tion that peace talks appear to be
making some progress.
State Democrats came out to
rally for Gore, including U.S.
Rep. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lans-
ing), who is vying to unseat

NORMAd~N N/Daily
Vice President Al Gore waves to the crowd at a rally Saturday in Detroit, a day after Texas Gov. George W. Bush's visit to a Pontiac General
Motors plant.
Li*ebermanrallies campaign donors

By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
SOUTHFIELD - Rembrandt, Dali, Seurat:
Not exactly the common political supporters
who get their kicks from fundraising for a
potential vice president. But the great artists
were present nonetheless - at least in spirit --
for a fundraising event for Connecticut Sen.
Joe Lieberman last night.
"We are in one heck of a battle here in
Michigan," Lieberman told a group of 250 con-

tributors at the Park West,
art gallery in Southfield.
"I'm telling you, if we
win it here, we're going to
win it everywhere."
Michigan has been
deemed a battleground
state in this year's presi-
dential election. Both
presidential candidates
have visited the state sev-
eral times in the past two

weeks, including this weekend. Lieberman
also was scheduled to speak to auto workers
this morning in Ypsilanti.
Lieberman was welcomed by prominent
Democrats including U.S. Rep. Debbie
Stabenow of Lansing, Sen. Carl Levin, Rep.
Sander Levin of Sterling Heights, Attorney
General Jennifer Granholm, Detroit Mayor
Dennis Archer and former Michigan Gov.
Jim Blanchard.
Lieberman expressed his support for


Affirmative Action 102 events begin

By Rachel Green
Daily Staff Reporter

Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Sigma Phi fraternities clash Saturday
in the 70th annual Mudbowl.
*Mudbowl, pep rally
ven Homecomig

Dennis Kass, a graduate student instructor in the
School of Education, said he encourages his students
to get involved in this week's series of events dealing
with Affirmative Action.
"I am the GSI in a class titled 'Teaching in a Mul-
ticultural Society,"' Kass said.
"Within this class we have brought up and dis-
cussed issues of affirmative action as it relates to
race, gender and class within this sort of historical
educational climate," Kass said. "The School of
Education should be involved because it's a law suit
about education."
Kass was one of the nearly 30 students in atten-
dance at last night's kick off of Affirmative Action
102, 10 days of events at the University aimed to
educate students about affirmative action.
Rackham student Jessica Curtin, a member of the
Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action By Any

Means Necessary and a Michigan Student Assembly
representative, is a coordinator of this week's events.
She spoke last night at an informal meeting held in
MSA chambers designed to introduce some of the
key speakers scheduled to address affirmative action
during the next week.
Curtin said this week's events will focus on the
two lawsuits filed in 1997 against the University by
the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Individual
Rights challenging its use of race as a factor in
admissions at the Law School and College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts.
The lawsuit against the law school is set to go to
trial in January.
"MSA has stood for the defense of affirmative
action from the start," Curtin said. "This week we'll
set the tone for the upcoming trials."
Last night's speakers included interim Vice Presi-
dent for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper, who
expressed the University's support of affirmative
See 102, Page 7A

Affirmative Action 102
Some of this week's events include:
* Today
Panel: Standardized Tests
School of Education, Schorling Auditorium,
3 - 5 p.m.
M Tuesday
Panel: Educational Benefits of Diversity
Business School, Room D1270, 2 p.m.
Panel: The Myth of Meritocracy and the
Necessity of Affirmative Action
Angell Hall Auditorium B, 8 p.m.
Rally and March
Noon on the Diag

Stay up late1

Volunteers re-enact
Peace Corps proposal

By Whitney Elliott
Daily Staff Reporter
In addition to a 58-0 drubbing of
diana on Saturday, University stu-
dents and alumni watched mud fly
as Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
sponsored the 70th annual Mud-
Before the foot- "All four
ball game Satur-
day, University brothers
alum Terry Roach
and several of his come bac
#iends watched
students slip and every yes
slide in the mud-
pit outside of the
SAE house on the
corner of Washte-
naw and South University avenues.
Remembering his days at SAE,

dents and alumni.
During halftime, sisters from
Sigma Kappa and Kappa Alpha
Theta engaged in a mud war of their
In a last-minute decision Saturday
morning, Kappa Alpha Theta agreed

By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter

of my
ck here
- Ann Bonevick
University alum

to play in the game
after Kappa Kappa
Gamma backed
"I loved it - it
was Sigma Kappa
pride. It was some-
thing we all loved
to do," said Sigma
Kappa pledge
Lorelee Bankert,
an Art and Design

University alum Lee Jackson
remembers the night 40 years ago
when the administration extended cur-
few for her and her female classmates
and John F. Kennedy's convertible
rolled into town. She handed out
Kennedy buttons, pushing her way to
the front of the crowd to listen as
Kennedy expressed the need for young
people to contribute and take action.
Returning Peace Corps volunteers
and friends joined together Friday to
commemorate Kennedy's Oct. 14,
1960, stop on the steps of the Michi-
gan Union, where he proposed an idea
that ultimately became the Peace

"If (Kennedy) was standing here
now, he would be so proud to feel that
the dream he articulated on these steps
has been realized," Peace Corps
National Press Director Eileen Cassidy
Friday's event kicked off a yearlong
celebration of the Peace Corps' 40th
"It's honoring the legacy of the
Peace Corps and recreating a direction
for the future," Schneider said, "and
tonight we're here to recognize what
began here and to see what's been
accomplished by the 161,000 volun-
teers since."
Kennedy signed the executive order
creating the Peace Corps March 11,
1961, and the program's three goals

Earlier in the weekend. watermel- II

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