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October 23, 2000
By Jeremy W. Peters
Daily Staff Reporter
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PLYMOUTH - Campaigning with
Republican vice-presidential candidate
Dick Cheney on Saturday, Arizona
Sen. John McCain and Michigan Gov.
t hn Engler made their first joint
ppearance since February's GOP
Engler, as head of George W Bush's
Michigan campaign, maintained
before the C A M P A IG N
that he had
against McCain. Instead, the Republi-
can senator easily carried Michigan
d dealt Engler an embarrassing
McCain made no apologies Satur-
day but said he and Engler had made
"We had a spirited primary,"
McCain told reporters after the rally.
"Governor Engler devoted all of his
efforts and resources, I devoted all of
mine ... but look, we always said
at after the primary was over we
Would support the nominee of our
party. I am proud of the campaign
we ran, I am proud of the campaign
Governor Bush and Dick Cheney are
The Michigan governor shrugged
off any suggestions that campaigning
with McCain was awkward but said he
has no regrets.
"We were competitive in February,"
Engler said after arriving in Ann
dbor for the Michigan-Michigan
Ttate football game. "I didn't want
John McCain to be the nominee, I
wanted George W. Bush to be our
nominee. Those are intense rivalries
... but once that's over, we're all for
the same things." '
State Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek), who headed McCain's Michi-
gan campaign, insisted that the former
esidential candidate's efforts were
"It's always been Senator
McCain's position that he supports
the nominee of his party actively,"
Michigan is one of a handful of
hotly contested toss-up states that the
candidates say they consider to be crit-
ical to the outcome of November's
Communication studies Prof.
ichael Traugott said Engler is defi-
ely under pressure.
"I think there is some pressure on
Governor Engler to deliver the state to
Bush. Remember, he was one of the
earliest advocates of the Bush candida-
cy," Traugott said.
An EPIC/MRA poll released Friday
shows the race even, with both Bush
and Vice President Al Gore receiving
43 percent of the vote.
.Saturday's campaign events
wrapped a week of intense political
See MCCAIN, Page 7A
loss to State
By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
With one heroic stand, the Michigan defense put on hold
the notion that it can't make the big play.
UCLA, Illinois and Purdue all took the first possession
of the second half and marched it down the throats of the
Wolverines for touchdowns. And with just over eight min-
utes to play in the third quarter, trailing Michigan 7-0, it
appeared Michigan State was ready to do the same.
A T.J. Duckett rush gave the Spartans 1st-and-goal at the
Michigan 2, but the Michigan State offense failed from
MICHIGAN 14 Two plays later, facing third
down, Duckett took an option
MICHIGAN ST. 0 pitch from quarterback Ryan
Van Dyke. The Wolverines had
it sniffed out. Victor Hobson hit Duckett, forcing the ball
loose toward the sideline.
Before the ball could roll harmlessly out of bounds,
Larry Foote slid belly-first to get a hand on it and keep it
in play for Eric Wilson to recover.
The Michigan offense took advantage with a touch-
down of its own, and that was all for the intrastate rivalry
game of 2000. Michigan emerged victorious, 14-0, and
took yet another step toward its second Pasadena trip of
Michigan State has not beaten the Wolverines in consecu-
tive seasons since 1966-67.
Emotions after the game were beyond the usual contrast.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr championed his defense, which
recorded its second consecutive shutout.
"In this day and age, to shut out two teams back-to-back
says a lot about our players," Carr said, glowing.
Across the Crisler Arena parking lot, Williams rued the
things that didn't go his team's way. He indirectly referred
to two calls from Michigan's game-winning defensive
Williams thought Duckett broke the plain of the endzone
on first down; he also thought Foote was out of bounds when
he saved the fumble for Wilson. Neither play was on his side
of the field.
See FOOTBALL, Page 2A
Michigan linebacker Victor Hobson tackles Michigan State running back T.J. Duckett during Saturday's football game at Michigan Stadium.
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By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
It is an old and bitter rivalry -
two teams fighting for control of the
state of Michigan, and one of the
teams made their latest punch Satur-
But unlike the Wolverines' 14-0
victory over the Spartans, this game
won't be decided until Nov. 7.
In the hours before kickoff Sat-
urday, Republican vice-presiden-
tial candidate Dick Cheney made
his way through tailgate parties
and rallies outside the stadium to
win respect - and votes - for
himself and running mate George
W. Bush in what has been called
the most important state in this
Cheney said he was excited to get a
chance to watch a football game. "I've
been pretty busy campaigning this
fall, so I haven't gotten as many ball
games in as I like," he said. "And of
course the Michigan-Michigan State
- See CHENEY, Page 2A
Vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney speaks outside
Michigan Stadium before Saturday's footbalgame.
GOP regent candidates
to skip election forum
By Jen Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
While it may not be as high profile
as the other elections around the state,
the race for two open seats on the Uni-
versity Board of Regents has the
potential to define a number of issues
including the University's participation
in the lawsuits challenging the use of
race in undergraduate and Law School
So far in their campaign, Republi-
cans Suzy Avery of Grand Rapids and
Wendy Anderson of Commerce Town-
ship have indicated their opposition to
the continuation of the University's
defense in the two lawsuits challeng-
ing the use of race as factor in admis-
The Washington, D.C.-based Center
for Individual Rights filed two lawsuits
in 1997 against the University's Col-
lege of Literature, Science and Arts
and the Law School, on behalf of
white applicants who claim they were
denied admission while less-qualified
minorities were accepted.
But one issue that has arisen
questions whether Avery and
Anderson could stop the continua-
tion of the lawsuits if they were
elected and Republicans gained
control of the board.
Currently, there is a 5-3 Democratic
majority on the board, with current
regents Laurence Deitch (D-Bloom-
field Hills) and Rebecca McGowan
(D-Ann Arbor) seeking re-election
after being elected in 1992.
Students and faculty would have
had an opportunity to ask the Republi-
can candidates their views on affirma-
tive action at today's forum sponsored
by the Senate Advisory Committee on
Although Republican regent can-
didates Suzy Avery of Grand Rapids
and Wendy Anderson of Commerce
Township had confirmed their pres
See REGENTS, Page 7A
School of Education junior JaVon Stokes, LSA sophomore LaDonna Hendricks and
LSA junior Dee Chatman perform as part of the Gospel Choral at Lane Hall on Friday.
Hall opens with
Students run in
Windy City race
n Samantha Ganey
r the Daily
CHICAGO - More than 33,000 runners from around
the world turned Chicago into a race course yesterday and
although the Windy City is nearly 250 miles away from
Ann Arbor. the University was represented by a handful of
Business School senior Rebecca Blank had be'n training
for approximately five months for th Chicago Marathon,
r first 26.2-mile race. The city's marathon, which began in
477, is a good choice for novice runners, Blank said. "You
don't have to qualify and it's flat" -
Blank said she was a little nervous about the run, but was
excited that some of her friends took a roid trip to support her
LSA seniors Jimmy Penz and Pat (tpples, Art and Design
senior Casey Frushour and Business senior Brian I ayden
made the trip to Chicago to run thc marathon together.
By Chrissy Hatcher
For the Daily
After a series of lectures and presen-
tations marking the completion of ren-
ovations to Lane Hall throughout the
past weeks, the ribbon ceremony took
place Friday celebrating the improved
classroom space, seminar rooms and
The revamped building, home to the
Women's Studies Program and the
Institute for Research on Women and
Gender, had been under construction
for two years.
A formal ribbon cutting ceremony
started at noon with University execu-
tive officers in attendance, followed by
piece, Untitled by Tracy Neal,
framed a collage with a pair of torn
lacy underwear. The words scattered
throughout the collage displayed the
message, "No women deserves to be
raped, stalked, beaten or humiliat-
Another highlight of the celebra-
tion was a photography exhibit
focusing on women. One photo-
graph depicted three pro-choice
University students holding signs
saying, "Body, life, world, make the
choice pro-choice" at a Diag rally in
Sidonie Smith, director of women's
studies said the development of the
women's studies program and the ren-
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