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Poll shows


race even


By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
With Election Day looming, one of the
most bitter and closely watched Senate cam-
paigns in the country is coming down to the
A poll released yesterday shows Michigan
Senate candidates Debbie Stabenow and incum-
bent Republican Spence Abraham locked in a
dead heat, and both candidates are planning to
work harder than ever to get the edge over the

Both Stabenow, a Democratic U.S. repre-
sentative from Lansing, and
Abraham each received 41 per- CA M P
cent, according to the latest
results from Lansing-based
polling firm EPIC/MRA.
Stabenow has trailed the first-
term senator since the outset of
the campaign.
"Its more that Spence is coming down than
Debbie's coming up," EPIC/MRA spokesman Ed


Sarpolus said.
Three weeks ago, Abraham led Stabenow by
10 points, and just last week an
A I G N EPIC/MRA poll put Abraham at
47 percent and Stabenow at 40
According to the poll, 2 per-
cent plan to vote for other can-
didates and 15 percent were
Sarpolus said that with Election Day less
than two weeks away, voters are starting to

pay more attention. Stabenow did not start
vigorously campaigning with television ads
at the same caliber as Abraham until October,
Sarpolus said.
"Debbie is really consolidating her base,"
Stabenow campaign spokeswoman Kerin Polla
The campaign has degenerated into an all-out
war, with each candidate trying to outdo the
Earlier this week, Abraham campaign officials
See SENATE, Page 7

top Mets
J-2 for
world title
NEW YORK (AP) - Best in their
own backyard, best in all of baseball.
OThe New York Yankees, thought to
be too old and too banged-up to make it
this far, became the first team in a quar-
ter-century to win three straight World
Series champi-
NYY.A\kEt onships, beat-
ing the New
NY METS 2 York Mets 4-2
last night.
Luis Sojo, one of many midseason
kups, hit a two-out, tiebreaking sin-
off Al Leiter in the ninth inning to
decide Game 5, stunning a Shea Stadi-
um crowd that was sure there was
more baseball to play.
The Subway Series turned out be a
short ride for New York fans who had
waited 44 years for another one and
hoped it would go seven games.
Instead, the Yankees quickly matched
the Oakland Athletics' three in a row
from 1974-75, and won their fourth
in five years.
Only two other runs in baseball his-
tory can compare - Joe DiMaggio
led the Yankees to five crowns from
1936-41, and Mickey Mantle helped
take the Bronx Bombers to six titles
from 1947-53.
And while the lasting image of this
Series is certain to be Roger Clemens
throwing the bat at Mike Piazza, this is
picture the Yankees will prefer to
or: Owner George Steinbrenner
hoisting another big piece of hardware
for the team's trophy case.
Game 4 hero Derek Jeter, who earned
his fourth ring at only 26, and slumping
Bernie Williams homered for the Yan-
kees. But it was Sojo, who blossomed
into a good-luck charm after rejoining
the Yanks from Pittsburgh on Aug. 7,
who delivered the winning hit.
Leiter battled all night, and struck
* the first two batters in the ninth.
en he walked Jorge Posada and gave
up a single to Scott Brosius, and Sojo
followed by slapping a single up the
middle on Leiter's 142nd and final
pitch. Another run scored on the play
when center fielder Jay Payton's throw
home hit Posada and bounded into the
Mets dugout.
Leiter remained winless in 11 post-
season starts, while Mike Stanton won
Jelief of Andy Pettitte. Mariano
Rivera pitched the ninth for a save.
See YANKEES, Page 2


Miller's 4fe
honored in
By Gina Hamadey
Daily Arts Writer
Although Arthur Miller couldn't see the
standing ovation from the audience at the
Rackham Auditorium yesterday, the famous
playwright said he was touched by the
"If I would have known there would be
this much praise, I would have been more
careful about falling down," Miller, a Uni-
versity alum, joked
from his Connecticut
home via satellite. Friday Focus:
Miller, who was Miller speaks
under doctors orders to with the Daily
stay at home after about his life and
breaking three ribs last times in Ann
week, had planned to Arbor.PageI12.
be at the University's
3-day symposium commemorating his 85th
University President Lee Bollinger
opened the ceremony calling Miller a play-
wright who writes "not with simplicity, but
rather resonance" and discussing plans for
the University's future Arthur Miller The-
ater, which will be built near the Power
Bollinger, who unveiled the plaque that is to
be placed in the theater once construction is
completed, said the University will benefit
greatly from the theater.
"We will know him the way you know a
neighbor that has become famous, Bollinger

University President Lee Bollinger and state
Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor) listen to Miller.
LSA Dean Shirley Neuman spoke of
Miller's writing as an inspiration, thanking the
University alum for "enriching our lives."
Neuman said it was partially the Hopwood
Awards, two of which he won, that drew Miller
to the University.
University English Prof. Enoch Brater, the
symposium's director, said Miller learned to
"flex his muscles" during his college years in
Ann Arbor.
Tracing Miller's experiences at the Universi-
ty in the 1930s, Brater cited articles and editori-
als Miller wrote for The Michigan Daily.
One editorial Miller wrote told of the
statements made by the Chairman of the
Board of a major automobile company who
had said, "Hitler is doing a great job. He's
carrying on."
After Brater's remarks, Miller joined the cer-
emony to discuss his life experiences and how
they shaped his works.
Miller described Willy Loman of "Death of a
Salesman" as a collaboration of experiences,
including his childhood in New York during the
Great Depression.
On moving to Michigan from New York,
Miller said he had thought of it as "the wild,
wild west:'
Miller seemed to grow excited when talking
of theater in general.
"Theater is intimately involved with the
See MILLER, Page 2

English Prof. Enoch Brater has a dialogue with University alum and playwright Arthur Miller via
satellite yesterday afternoon at Rackham Auditorium.


'60 Minutes' to air 'U

By Jen Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
The long awaited "60 Minutes" news-
magazine segment on the two lawsuits chal-
lenging the use of race as a factor in
University admissions is scheduled to air
Sunday at 7 p.m. on CBS.
"60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley,
who visited campus with camera crews last
October, will anchor the piece, titled "Nega-
tive on Affirmative Action."

The Washington D.C.-based law firm
Center for Individual Rights filed a lawsuit
against the College of Literature Science
and the Arts in 1997 on behalf of two white
applicants who allege they were denied
admission to the University when less-qual-
ified minority applicants were granted
admission. A similar charge was filed
against the Law School.
Kevin Tedesco, the show's spokesman,
said the 13-minute piece was a "feature that
held well." Despite the delays, Tedesco said,

"the piece will reflect any late breaking
Some of these developments include the
delay of the summary judgment oral argu-
ments in the LSA case. This hearing was
delayed due to an illness on the defendant's
side and is now scheduled to be heard Nov.
21 in district court in Detroit.
"The piece is relevant and meaningful at
any time," Tedesco said.
He added that both parties in each of the
See LAWSUITS, Page 7

The great pumpkins

OSU, 'M' o
By Lizzie Ehrle
Daily Staff Reporter
Thirsting for victory after last year's loss,
Alpha Phi Omega and the American Red Cross
will kick off the 19th annual Blood Battle today
at the Michigan Union.
The Blood Battle, which is a competition
between the University and Ohio State Univer-
sity, will be held at several locations on both
campuses before the schools face-off in the
football game Nov. 18.
All of the donations in Ann
Arbor will be used in south-
eastern Michigan, said Randy
Hadcock, a donor resource
specialist with the American
Red Cross. 19th,
There are 59 local hospitals Bloo
that depend on the blood from
Blood Battle, said Sean Meyers, an Engineer-
ing sophomore and co-chair of the event. The

ut for blood
State University have goals of collecting 1,700
pints of blood during the competition. If this goal
is met, the drive has the potential to save 10,200
lives, Meyers said.
Since the first Blood Battle in 1982, Michigan
has won eight times while Ohio State has won
10. The University of Michigan's last victory was
in 1998 when it won with 1,499 pints over Ohio
State's 1,485.
Because one pint of blood is collected from
each donor, members of Alpha Phi Omega, a ser-
vice fraternity, must recruit at
least 1,700 students to achieve
their goal.
"We've set a goal for our-
selves to increase communi-
ty awareness," Meyers said.
annual They hope to attract more
d Battle faculty involvement in the
Blood Battle and also plan
to promote the event in local businesses, he

Bob Bykowski, the Republican candidate for the 53rd State
House District, speaks yesterday during a debate with
Democrat Chris Kolb in the Michigan League.
Kolb, Bko s
face off 1n state
House debate
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
Keeping a cordial manner in their third debate, state
House candidates Chris Kolb and Bob Bykowksi dif-
fered on a range of topics from term limits to vouchers


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