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cantor to
remain as
'U' provost
Wisconsin names John
iley new chancellor of
Madison campus
By Jen Fish
Daily Staff Reporter
After a six-month search, the
regents of the University of Wis-
consin system have chosen Madi-
on campus Provost John Wiley as
the new chancellor of the institu-
tion over University of Michigan
Provost Nancy Cantor and Dart-
mouth College Provost Susan
Cantor was
nominated as a
candidate by an
undisclosed person
earlier this year.
The announce-
ent was made
Friday after a
closed session of
the University of
Wisconsin regents.
The search com- Cantor
mittee formed soon after Chancellor
David Ward announced his resignation
last March after serving in the position
since 1993. Wiley will succeed Ward
eginning next year.
"It's a big responsibility," Wiley
said. He added it is both "gratifying
and more than a little humbling" to be
selected for the campus' top post.
The position of chancellor is
roughly equivalent to that of presi-
dent at the University of Michigan.
The University of Wisconsin's Madi-
son campus has an enrollment of
about 40,100 students, a faculty of
bout 2,135 and an annual operating
udget of $1.4 billion.
"It happens to be an interesting time
to take over here," said Wiley, noting
that the Madison campus is currently in
good academic and financial standing.
"I have no expectations," he said.
For now, "it's better to keep on the
course we are on. It's a matter of tak-
ing it one step at a time, he said.
Wiley also said he and Cantor have
een colleagues for many years and
was initially surprised they would be
"I know Nancy Cantor very well
and have the very highest regard for
her," Wiley said. "She is just terrific."
Cantor had similar accolades for the
school's new chancellor.
"I think the world of John Wiley and
I think it's a good choice for Wiscon-
sin," Cantor said.
Cantor began her career at the
*Jniversity in 1989 as associate dean
for faculty programs at the Horace
Rackham School of Graduate Stud-
ies. She left the position in 1991 to
join the faculty of Princeton Univer-
sity, where she chaired the psychol-
ogy department from 1992 until her
return to Michigan in 1996. Prior to
her appointment as provost in 1997,
Cantor was dean of Rackham and
ie University's vice provost for aca-
emic affairs.
She received her degree from
Sarah Lawrence College and a doc-
torate in psychology from Stanford

Student critical after

By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter

A University Engineering sophomore
remained in critical condition last night at the
University Hospitals after consuming 20 shots of
Scotch whiskey in 10 minutes early Saturday
morning, according to the Ann Arbor Police
Byung-Soo Kim had a blood alcohol content
of 0.39 percent - almost four times the legal
drunken driving limit of 0.10 percent - after
being transported to the hospital from a party at

the Willow Tree Apartment complex on Shirley
Lane at 1:42 a.m. Saturday.
AAPD officer Eric Bowles found Kim and
another male student unconscious in a back bed-
room of the apartment where they were attending
a party after one of the partygoers requested an
ambulance. Kim's face was blue and he was not
Bowles immediately began cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and both men were taken to the
emergency room. The second man is expected to
recover, police said.
People at the party told police Kim turned 21

years old Thursday and that he passed out after
drinking the shots. Partygoers put Kim in the
bedroom, and called for an ambulance when they
discovered an hour later that he was not breath-
Kim's parents, who live in South Korea,
arrived at the hospital yesterday after flying to the
United States.
Interim Dean of Students Frank Cianciola
spent much of the weekend at the hospital and
said many students also visited the hospital to
show support.
Cianciola said psychological services are avail-

able for students who need help coping with the
incident and that the Korean community and reli-
gious groups are also offering their support.
"This type of drinking isn't necessarily about a
rite of passage or being a young adult," Cianciola
said. "Students have to realize the results of this
kind of drinking."
AAPD detectives are investigating the party
where Kim was drinking and charges are possible
Bradley McCue, the Michigan State University
student who died in 1998 after drinking 24 shots
in a 90-minute period on his 21st birthday, had a
BAC of .44 percent.

ecount battle heads to court

Bush attempts
to block hand
ballot recount
The Associated Press
The legal skirmishing quickened yesterday in the over-
time race for the White House as Republicans warned
that painstaking recounts in Democratic-dominated coun-
ties expose Florida to political "mischief" and human
error. Democrats
defended the practice
in court papers, and
said America's next
president will be
determined "in a
matter of days - not inside: Protesters rally against the
weeks, not months." Electoral College in Ann Arbor on
Updated voting Saturday. Page 3.
figures in all-impor-
tant Florida gave Republican George W. Bush a 288-vote
margin out of some 6 million votes cast, with recounts
under way in four jurisdictions. Democrat Al Gore leads
in the nationwide popular vote but the Electoral College
tally is so close that whoever takes Florida almost cer-
tainly will win the White House.
Both parties previewed their legal strategies for a fed-
eral court hearing today on Bush's request to block manu-
al recounts. Top Bush adviser James Baker, who
described the five-day Florida standoff as "a black mark
on our democracy and on our process," said the GOP
legal team planned to argue today that manual recounts in
only four of Florida's 67 counties would constitute
unequal treatment under the 14th Amendment.
Baker said Florida has no uniform standard for review-
ing the ballots and suggested that Democrats who control
the contested counties would play favorites. "It's all sub-
jective, and therefore it presents terrible problems of
human error and potential for mischief," Baker said.
His rival, Gore adviser Warren Christopher, portrayed
vote recounts as a routine necessity of democracy. "If at
the end of the day, George Bush has more votes in Flori-
da than we do, certainly the vice president will concede;"
Christopher said, even while leaving open the prospect of
court action if recounting ends with Bush still ahead.
Democrats filed court papers last night on behalf of Gore
arguing that Florida's manual ballot law is constitutional.
Led by Harvard University law Prof. Laurence Tribe,
Democratic Party lawyers also said Bush's complaints
threaten Florida's right to run its own elections, a Gore legal
adviser briefing reporters on condition of anonymity said.
The document itself was not immediately released.
The marshaling of legal forces, sets the stage for one of
the most dramatic periods in American political history. A
climax could come at the end of this week when final over-
seas mail-in ballots will be cbunted and the trailing candi-
date would be forced to concede or push deeper into
uncharted waters. "By next Friday," Sen. Robert Torricelli
(D-N.J.) said, "the pressure on someone is going to be
See RECOUNT, Page 2A

Former pollster blames
information, not media

By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
As the television networks repeatedly
made and recanted projections for the
winner of

"They should get out of the projec-
ture business," Wetzel said Friday at a
forum hosted by the Gerald R. Ford
School of Public Policy.

He was joined by

Florida into the
early morning
hours Wednes-
day, former
NBC pollster
Roy Wetzel
"could definite-
ly feel their

"Because there was
only one set of data,
everybody fell off the

U.S. Rep. Lynn
Rivers (D-Ann
Arbor) and
state Sen. John
Schwarz (R-
Battle Creek).
If the net-
works each had

edge of the

TOP: Palm Beach County Judge Charles Burton, chairman
of the county canvassing board, yawns while holding up a
ballot during the manual recount in the early morning
hours yesterday in West Palm Beach, Fla.
ABOVE: U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor) and former
NBC pollster Roy Wetzel talk about the election during a
debate Friday at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

But Wetzel
said he does
not blame the media itself for the mis-
takes that occurred on election night.
The institute that needs to be
changed, he said, is the Voter News Ser-
vice, which provides exit poll informa-
tion to all of the networks.

earth." their own
source for tally-
- Roy Wetzel ing votes, Wet-
Former NBC pollster zel said, "what
you saw Tues-
day night would not have happened."
"Because there was only one set of
data, everybody fell off the edge of the
earth," he said.
The three political experts discussed
See DEBATE, Page 2A

ROTC holds vigil
4to honor veterans

Colleagues continue to
defend 'U' researcher

By Stephanie Schonholz
For the Daily

Staring back at one another, hands
tightly clasped behind their backs,
legs shoulder length apart ROTC
members, Engineering senior Nicole
Feldpausch and LSA sophomore
#lizabeth Robertson stood below the
American flag Friday to commemo-
rate Veterans Day.
Feldpausch and Robertson were
two of 64 cadets and additional
ROTC staff who took 15 minute
shifts standing at parade rest in
tl,-n+i thrmmim it the lay

"On this day we recognize the 37
million Americans who have gone
before us to serve," said Col. John
Gaughan, chair of the Air Force
officer education program.
Organized by Feldpausch and
Engineering freshman Avrum Jacob-
son, both members of the Air Force
ROTC, the vigil took place from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
A light blue flag flew below U.S.
flag to acknowledge the anniversary
of the Korean War. The flag has
been raised "to remember the ser-
vice and sacrifice of military peo-
ni" saidL SA senior Rvan

By Lisa Koivu
Daily Staff Reporter
James Neel remembers his father as
being an extremely committed, dedi-
cated man.
"His research was his life. His
integrity was remarkable,"Neel said of
his father, University researcher James
V Neel, who died in February.
In recent months, James V Neel has
come under attack by investigative
journalist Patrick Tierney in the book
"Darkness in El Dorado," in which
Tierney charges Neel with intentional-
ly infecting the Yanomami tribe in
Venezuela with the measles for

"We are satisfied that Dr. James
Neel and Dr. Napoleon Chagnon, both
among the most distinguished scien-
tists in their respective fields, acted
with integrity in conducting their
research," Cantor said in the statement.
Cantor also said the two actions
taken by the two scientists were
"humane, compassionate and medical-
ly appropriate."
Neel, along with fellow researcher
Napoleon Chagnon, traveled to
Venezuela in January 1968 to person-
ally administer 1,000 doses of the
Edmonston B vaccine to the Yanoma-
mi to thwart the spread of the



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