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November 14, 2000

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Courts refuse injunction;
Fla. keeps 5 p.m. deadline

Student dies
after binge
dninking

Fight for
votes
tumbles
into court
The Associated Press
The fight for the White House
tumbled into the courts yesterday as
a transfixed nation witnessed the
historic entanglement of presiden-
tial politics and the judiciary.
George W. Bush fought on two
ronts to halt recounts that threat-
ened his 388-vote lead in Florida,
while Al Gore said neither man
should prevail from "a few votes
cast in error."
Amid a whirlwind of political
and legal intrigue, Bush's lawyers
failed to win a court order barring
manual recounts in Florida - a
state whose 25 electoral votes will
Imost certainly determine the
nation's 43rd president. A federal
judge rejected the Bush injunction
request, and his team was deciding
whether to appeal.
Separately, the state's top elec-
tions official - a Republican who
campaigned for Bush - said she
would end the recounting at 5 p.m.
today. "The process of counting and
recounting the votes cast on Elec-
ion Day must end," said Secretary
'f State Katherine Harris. Gore
immediately appealed the ruling,
making his first major legal push,
and Bush joined the case on behalf
See FLORIDA, Page 7

By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter
In the late 1980s, Byung Soo Kim
came to the University while his father,
Ha Young Kim, was a visiting professor.
When Byung Soo was ready to go to
college, he returned to Ann Arbor.
The Engineering
sophomore cele-
brated his 21st
birthday Friday
night, a day late, at
a friend's home at
Willow Tree apart-
ment complex near
North Campus.
According to the_
Ann Arbor Police
Department he Kim
tried to drink 21
shots of Scotch whiskey. Kim passed
out early Saturday morning after taking'
20 shots in about 10 minutes.
His time at the University ended
tragically when he died yesterday at 6
a.m. following more than two days in
intensive care.
Kim's parents arrived from South
Korea on Sunday. His mother, Jung
Sun Park, spoke at a press conference
yesterday afternoon. "We hope that all
who knew our son will remember him
as selfless, supportive, considerate,
loving and kind. He had brought great

joy to us and was a loyal friend to
many," Park said.
Kim's parents were joined by Uni-
versity officials, wearing white ribbons
in memory of Kim, who addressed the
problem of "heavy episodic drinking."
Kim passed out after drinking 20
shots. Friends put him in a back bed-
room to recover. An hour later, they dis-
covered Kim was not breathing and
called an ambulance.
Ann Arbor Police Department offi-
cer Eric Bowles responded to the
apartment and found Kim and another
student, who was breathing, uncon-
scious in the bedroom. Bowles began
cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Kim
before paramedics arrived. The other
student was taken to the hospital along
with Kim and has been released.
His parents said the incident was not
indicative of Kim's character and that
he was more likely to be the person
taking care of drunken friends instead
of vice versa.
"This could happen to any student"
University Provost Nancy Cantor said.
"This was not a student who was nor-
mally drinking in excess this way."
"The 21st birthday celebration that
has developed on other campuses has
come to our own," Vice President for
Student Affairs E. Royster Harper
said, referring to the traditional 21
See STUDENT, Page 7

Tossing for cash

A P HOTO

A Tallahassee, Fla. sign at a local business displays frustration felt across the country.

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UGLi to open all
hours for finals

By Whitney Elliott
Daily Staff Reporter
University officials plan to have the
Shapiro Undergraduate Library open
around the clock-during the final exam
period, allowing greater flexibility for
students.
University Library Director William
Gosling said the idea to expand the
library's hours during exam time was
"based on a request we received from
LSA (student government) representa-
tives," Gosling said. "They have
expressed the need for sustaining
study hours for those who would be

studying all night," Gosling said.
Currently, the library's hours are
from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m., but from Dec.
14 to Dec. 21, with the exception of
Dec. 15 and 16, the library will be
open 24 hours.
LSA freshman Meredith Sparks said
she plans to take advantage of the
extended hours during finals.
"It's a lot easier to study (at the
library) than at my home. It will be
really nice to come and know it will be
quiet and open," Sparks said.
In late October this year LSA-SG
President BJ Orandi, an LSA senior,
See UGLi, Page 2

LSA junior Kevin Keenan (left) and LSA freshman Jason Hall toss a lacrosse
ball beginning the Lax-a-thon the Michigan Lacrosse Team's fundraiser, a
percentage of the money will benefit Motts Children's Hospital.

Candidates disagree on MSA's role

LSA sophomore Sophia Hussain hands out fliers on the Diag yesterday for Islamic
Awareness Week. The sign behind her was tom up last week and replaced yesterday.
Week-aims t iform,
brek seroye

By Jane Krull
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly has tackled some
tough issues including resolutions for lifting United
Nations sanctions on Iraq and recent conflict
between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Independent candidate Tony Goodman said he rec-
ognizes the University as having a great influence
nationally.
"I read that we're the second most active campus
in the country," Goodman said. "There's no reason

why we can't do more, once we get
local stuff done." M S A
Independent candidate Dan Bar-
rera disagrees.
"Globally, MSA has no power," he
said. The purpose of MSA, Barrera
said, is to allocate funding to student
organizations. "They don't have a ..
great deal of power to affect policy.
They can only give money to organi-
zations to get the point out."
Members of the Defend Affirmative Action Party

believe MSA can be at the forefront of issues that on
any level; said DAAP member Agnes Aleobua.
"MSA should address any issue that is at concern
to students at any level," said Aleobua, who is run-
ning for an LSA seat. "I think MSA can play a lead-
ership role for issues that are bigger than Michigan."
DAAP candidate Neal Lyons said he agreed with
MSA's leadership role on issues outside the Universi-
ty, citing MSA's work to in support of lifting U.N.
sanctions against Iraq.
"We were the first student government to pass a
See MSA, Page 7

By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily Staff Reporter
Rackham student Nancy Abdel-
Khalek said she has recently noticed
an increase of incidents of harassment
involving Muslim women.
"Women who cover their heads have
been getting harassed while walking
<the street," she said. Comments
were made about these women as they
passed by, Abdel-Khalek said.
In response to the harassment,
members of the Muslim Students'
Association are taking measures to
create a campus-wide safewalk to pro-
trmembers.

Schedule of Events
o "Objectifying the Human Body"
Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m. 1360 East Hall.
* "Crime and Punishment" Nov. 15,
7-9 p.m. 1200 Chem.
s "TV and its Effects on Society"
Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. 150 Hutchins Hall.
"Tours of the Ann Arbor Mosque"
Nov. 17, 12-3 p.m. Rides from the
Cube.
But the harassment has gone beyond
verbal attacks, Abdel-Khalek said.
At the end of October. a Muslim

Construction of research
facility gets underway

By Laura Deneau
Daily Staff Reporter
State Sen. Bill Schuette (R-Midland) pre-
sented the College of Engineering with a
check for $1 million yesterday. The check is a

Foundation has also donated $3 million to the
University in the past.
The gift will go toward the construction of the
new facility to be added onto the IST High-Bay
Building. The facility will be named in honor of
Carl Gerstacker, a 1938 Michigan Engineering

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