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November 10, 2000
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aily Staff Reporter
After an embattled term as Interim
ice President for Student Affairs, E.
oyster Harper has been recommend-
by University President Lee
linger to assume permanent control
"I'm very excited and thrilled,"
arper said. "There's nothing more
onderful than getting an opportunity
to serve your pas-
Harper said yes-
terday, is relating
to students, some-
thing she has con-
tinually worked at
during her time at
arper appointed interim
vice president in
pril 1999 after serving as associate
ce president of student affairs and
an of students since 1991. Harper is
first black woman to hold the post.
I think Royster is a spectacular
man being," Bollinger said. "She
s outstanding character and a very
portant grasp of the complexities of
The other finalists were F. Javier
evallos, vice chancellor for student
airs at the University of Massachu-
tts at Amherst; John Ford, dean of
udents at Cornell University; and
harles Schroeder, vice chancellor for
ent affairs at the University of
issouri at Columbia.
Because two of the candidates
opped out of the race before the
lection process was completed,
arper and Schroeder were the
In September, Ford, a University
um, accepted the position of vice
esident and dean of Emory Universi-
Georgia. Cevallos said he left the
"a few weeks ago."
Although he would not specify why
chose to remain at University of
assachusetts, Cevallos extended con-
atulations to Harper.
"Michigan is a great place, and I'm
ad for her," Cevallos said.
Jerry Mangona, vice president of
blic Relations for the Interfraternity
ouncil, said he was pleased to ear
arper 's will maintain the position
oyster has been supportive of us
good times and bad, and we look
rward to working with her," he said.
Marcus Collins, president of the
lack Greek Association, said he is
ippy to continue a fruitful relation-
ip with Harper.
"I'm looking forward to some great
ars with Royster and I'm sure that
e's just as equally excited about
ing strides with student groups
at will positively impact the student
dy" he said in a written statement.
Economics Prof. and Residential
oliege Director Tom Weisskopf, who
Iaired the search committee for the
bsition, said he was "very pleased
ith the quality of the final candi-
Personally, he said,."I have a very
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -
George W. Bush's lead over Al Gore in
crucial Florida shrank to fewer than
300 votes by unofficial count yesterday
with allegations of irregularities
swirling and ballots from overseas resi-
dents still to be counted. Recount
results from 66 of the state's 67 coun-
ties gave Republican Bush a lead of
229 votes out of nearly 6 million cast,
according to an unofficial tally by The
Associated Press. The original "final"
margin had been reported at 1,784.
AP called each coun-
ty election official to get
the final recount total
for each candidate in
In the meantime a circuit judge
issued a preliminary injunction barring
the canvassing commission in the coun-
ty from certifying the final recount
results until a hearing is held Tuesday.
That was in response to a legal chal-
lenge filed with the support of Democ-
rats who say a poor ballot design in the
county led some Gore supporters to
inadvertently mark their ballots for Pat
The court order said the ballot was
designed in such a way
that voters were
deprived of their right'
to freely express their
The official recount
lagged behind, and Sec-
retary of State Kather-
ine Harris told an early
Inside: Expanded coverage of
the Florida recount. Page 14.
"We expect legal
challenges," said Clay
Roberts of the Depart-
ment of Elections,
evening news conference that it could
be as late as next Tuesday - a week
after the election - before the state has
certified ballot results from all 67 coun-
ties. She also pointed out that it would
take even longer - at least until Nov.
17 - to tabulate ballots cast by thou-
sands of Floridians overseas and post-
marked by Election Day.
Harris said Bush had 2,909,661 votes
to 2,907,877 for Gore, a difference of
1,784. One election board member,
Agriculture Commissioner Bob Craw-
ford, defended the pace of the recount.
"Nobody ever said that democracy
was simple or efficient," he said. "But
this is democracy in action."
The Gore campaign criticized the
ballots in use in Palm Beach County as
confusing, and asked for a hand count
of votes cast there and in three other
counties. Palm Beach County agreed to
hand - count ballots in three precincts
refusing to comment further.
Harris said that thus far 53 of Florida's
67 counties have forwarded recount
materials to the state. She said the board
count was behind the AP tally because
the board is only reporting "those that
are unofficially certified."
It was unclear how many ballots
from Floridians living overseas were
still uncounted - in fact still unre-
ceived. An informal survey of 28 of the
67 election supervisors found that they
had mailed just over
7,000, that a little less than half had
been returned and no information was
available on how many had been count-
ed. That tally did not include some of
the state's largest counties, including
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm
Harris said she had been glued to her
television yesterday watching the unof-
See ELECTION, Page 7
Former Secretary of State James Baker, the Bush campaign's delegate to oversee the Florida recount, addresses
reporters during a mid-day news conference.
Council passes parking, street reforms
By James Restivo
Daily Staff Reporter
For Herb David, one of the biggest problems
of operating his guitar studio downtown is
parking. "Some people don't want to get out-
side and walk, and if they are able to find a
place, they get a ticket."
After 38 years David can finally take park-
ing off his list of worries, due to several reso-
lutions passed by City Council last night on
Several resolutions were passed, including a
10 minute grace period on meters, a written
policy on voiding tickets, free parking holi-
days and a new rate system for long-term
It also included a resolution allowing resi-
dents to void a parking ticket if another one
isn't received within six months and a set
amnesty date on which tickets are only to be
space in front of a1
amount of time.
business for an extended
paid their original
C o u n c ilman
Chris Kolb (D-
Ward V), who
drafted the propos-
al, said the main
aim was to ensure
meters are used
fairly to encourage
"it will recognize
10 minute grace
period on meters
Free parking on
0 New rate system for
that parking meters and
Ann Arbor resident Carolyne Kirkby said
the new policy would be "incredible and make
everybody's lives a lot easier."
The resolution came about as part a a settle-
ment in a lawsuit between local business owner
"You can count on the fact if you are 7 sec-
onds late you'll get a ticket," Warburton said.
"It's overzealous and it drives people out of
town.".As a result of his victory in court, Chris
Kolb agreed to propose three resolutions as
part of his parking reform package.
Though it may reduce revenue for the city,
Kolb said that it will remove the "ticket-hun-
gry" stigma that Ann Arbor has.
"Though it will result in lost revenue, as a
city we'll gain goodwill," Kolb said,
The resolutions will be assessed within the next
45 days, with an amendment stating that if the
reform research results in excessive costs to the
city or local merchants, they can be voided.
Also passed last night was a proposition to
make the State Street two-way. Though he sup-
ports parking reform, David said that two-way
traffic will be detrimental to Ann Arbor.
"It's an awfully, terrible thing to do," David
said. "Two-way leads to crashes, gridlock and
danger to pedestrians."
The resolution that was proposed by the
Downtown Development Authority used
$50,000 in research and passed unanimously.
Ann Arbor resident David Schmidt said he
feels the two-way system will be beneficial to
"It's safer," Schmidt said. "It encourages
everything to slow down."
parking enforcement needs to be done in a
more even-handed manner that encourages
turnover," Kolb said. The meters are supposed
to ensure that people do not utilize a parking
Chatting it up
By Caitlin Nish
Daily Staff Reporter
Paul Hanson said he will always
Elisa Moore as
having a beautiful
"She had a great
Moore, whom friends and family
described as religious and a talented
violinist, died Tuesday night from
injuries suffered in a one-car rollover
crash on U.S. 23. She was driving
from an election polling site near her
Pittsfield Township home to the Uni-
versity for a prayer meeting when she
lost control of her Toyota Camry at
MD. 2OMICNIMAN VS.,
12:10 p.m. tomorrow
Penn State is having one of its worst
seasons in recent history. The Nittany
Lions will not go to a bowl and are
playing for not ing but pride.
Michigan has defeated Penn State three
times in as many years and needs a
victory tomorrow to salvage a New
Year's Day bowl berth. g
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