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One hundred ten years of edioralfreedom

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Tuesday
November 21, 2000

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Orlando
for Citrus
Tickets available
today for New Year's Day
bowl game
By David Den Herder
Daily Sports Editor
The Michigan football team offi-
ally accepted a bid to the 2001
orida Citrus Bowl in Orlando,
Fla., yesterday, marking the 26th-
consecutive season the Wolverines
have appeared in a postseason bowl
game
The Citrus Bowl will be played
New Year's Day at I p.m.
Michigan's 38-26 victory over
archrival Ohio State on Saturday
secured the Wolverines (6-2 Big
Ten, 8-3 overall) a share of the Big
*n title along with Purdue (6-2, 8- LSA junior Zvi Kresch and LSA freshman Daniel A
3) and Northwesternr, (6-2. 8-3). Yesterday afteroon.
Purdue was invited to the Rose
Bowl because the Boilermakers By Laura Deneau
won head-to-head matchups against Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan Oct. 7 and Northwestern
Oct. 14. While tensions mounted yesterday on the
"You can't beat she weather (in Diag, a confrontation between students sup-
Orlando) and there's a lot to do," porting Israel and stadents supporting Pales-
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said tine ended in a calm consideration of future
9th a smile yesterday. "They have gatherings.
great stadium and will have a The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination
great turnout." Committee originally organized a reading of
The Citrus Bowl is traditionally alleged war crimes committed against Palestini-
reserved for the Big Ten's second- ans, Iraqis, Jews and South Africans.
most attractive choice. Although But after requests from the American Move-
Northwestern defeated Michigan on ment for Israel to cancel the event, members of
Nov. 4, the Wolverines have a far-
superior market draw, which pre-
sumbly made them more attractive
tmbe Citrus Bowl Committee.
Michigan's opponent has yet to
determined, but will likely come
the Southeastern Conference.
"The SEC is tremendous," Carr
s9i4. "The reason that we don't usu-
alf y play them is that the only timeb d i tI
you could play a nonconference
game is in August or early Septem- By David Enders with a
ber and we don't want to go south Daily Staff Reporter suggesti
that early. The Bowl has been Southea
tremendous in 1ltting us play Students who want to drink legally were jus
a ainst each other." on the weekends need only to make Ficano s
9 he SEC championship game the hourlong drive to Windsor, Cana- All f
Dec. 2 will feature Florida and da, where the drinking age is 19. two wer
Auburn. Traditionally, the SEC No. In fact, so many underage U.S. citi- vers, on
2 ends up in the Citrus Bowl to face zens make the trip that law enforce- istered
the Big Ten No. 2, but suce Florida ment officers in Detroit have made a the othe
played in the Citrus last year it may. concerted effort to crack down on .059 pe
not be invited a second-straight drunken driving. ving wo
season. If Florida beats Auburn, The effort began last weekend and cy -a
Michigan could face Tennessee (4- garnered four arrests, two of which earns t
3, 7-3) on New Year's Day. If Ten- were underage. Intoxic
nessee loses to Vanderbilt, Wayne County Sheriff Robert legal lir
Michigan could face Auburn. Ficano said that the police arrest about cent.
Wfickets go on sale today and are 50 underage drunken drivers in Wayne The o

available at the Michigan Athletic County annually. 24. Fica
Ticket Office or can be ordered "This is the first time we've done it ment w
online at mngoblue.com//icketoffice. at the bridge," Ficano said. the earl

LAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Supreme
ustices seemed anxious to find a way out of
e's presidential election jam yesterday that
et disputed manual recounts continue - as
the delay wouldn't jeopardize the state in the
al College vote.
central questions hanging over the state elec-
should ballots be recounted? How? For how
- landed in Florida's high court nearly two
fter the Nov. 7 vote.
e was no word on when a ruling might be
ed, but some of the justices showed a

sense of urgency to answer the questions, which
are of paramount
importance to Demo- f
crat Al Gore and
Republican George -
W. Bush.,
At a nationally ---- --- -- ------ -
televised hearing that Inside: Palm Beach Co.
ran nearly two anddenied new election Page 2.
one-half hours, the
chief judge of the court, Charles Wells, repeat-
edly pressed both sides to predict how continued

recounts would affect the Dec. 18 Electoral Col-
lege vote.
"Tell me when Florida's electoral vote would
be in jeopardy," Wells said to Bush lawyer
Michael Carvin, a question he had earlier asked
of Paul Hancock, lawyer for the state's Democrat-
ic attorney general.
Both sides said they were intent on having
Florida's vote counted - no need to note their
disagreement on how they wanted that vote to
come out.
See RECOUNT, Page 7

Palestinian students ace of

MARJORIE MARSHALL/Daily
ghion stand and chant during a protest on the Diag

MARJORIE MARSHALL/Da ily
LSA sophomore Fadi Kiblawi and ISA senior Najla Mamou stand on the Diag steps debating with
opposition during a protest yesterday afternoon.

t
r
r

the ADC invited members of AMI to attend the
event.
While Palestinian students listed the alleged
crimes, members of the two groups started
shouting at one another. After one Israeli sup-
po-r'ls said that the war crimes being read were
"all a lie," a brief scuffle broke out.
Rackham student Amer Zahr, a member
of the ADC, called on the crowd to be
peaceful. "We're not here to compare pain
for pain. We're not here to compare death
for death," he said.
The bombing of an Israeli school bus on the
Gaza Strip yesterday increased the tension

between the two groups.
"It's a little hypocritical to have a tribunal
when just this morning there was a terrorist
attack on an Israeli school bus," said Israel-
Michigan Political Affairs Committee chairman
Eric Bukstein, an LSA junior. "tudents on
campus need to realize that this is a sensitive
situation and there are many sides to the con-
flict," he said.
ADC members said they held their "war-
crimes tribunal" in an attempt to educate
students about the state of Israel and give a
Palestinian perspective to the recent vio-
lence in the Middle East.

"This isn't an attack against any Jewish stu-
dents but against the state of Israel and the prin-
ciples of Zionism," Norah Rabiah, ADC
president said.
Nursing junior Elise Erickson said that there
is a discrepancy between the portrayals of
Israelis and Palestinians in the media.
"When an Israeli dies you see pictures of
the family, ... when a Palestinian dies you
see a mob. We're here to fill in the gap,"
Nursing junior Elise Erickson, the Michigan
Student Assembly's health issues chair-
woman, told the crowd.
See DIAG, Page 2

res
rests
number of underage people
ng that they were mostly from
stern Michigan and that they
t coming to Canada to drink,"
aid.
'our arrested were men and
re 19. Of the underage dri-
e was from Livonia and reg-
a BAC of .054 percent and
r, from Pontiac, registered at
rcent. Underage drunken dri-
rks on a zero-tolerance poli-
ny alcohol in the system
.he driver a Driving While
ated charge, whereas the
mit for an adult is .10 per-
ther two drivers were 21 and
ano said the sheriff's depart-
ould not know until today at
iest whether any were stu-
See CANADA, Page 2

Puff the magic dragon

-O' rIU' loses
Blood
Batle by
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter
While Michigan beat Ohio State on
the football field, it was almost too close
to call at the 19th annual blood battle.
As students, faculty and staff
from both schools squared off to
raise the most blood for the Ameri-
can Red Cross, Ohio State emerged
victorious, but by only two units of
blood.
The Buckeyes collected 1,681 units,
while the University of Michigan
raised 1,679.
"It's easy to procrastinate," South-
eastern Michigan Region Red Cross
spokeswoman Amy Neale said. "And
a lot of people are going to hear that
total and say 'oh man, I should have
gone.~
Both schools fell short of the 1,700
unit goal but the University collected
about 200 more units of blood than
last year.
Neale attributes the increase in
donations in part to a stronger pub-
licity drive for the program. In
addition to posters and signs, Alpha

There is no student rate, and tickets
are $65 each.
CITRUS, Page 7
9 Ticket
info.
2001 Florida Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1, Orlando, Fla.

"The Canadian police did some dents.
studies and made a tape of interviews

Less than Jake band member, performs Sunday night at Clutch Cargo's in
Pontiac. Inside: Daily Arts reviews performance. Page 5.

Students arrested during Ga. protest

Student/Non-student tickets:
$65 (no limit) at the Michigan Ath-
letic Ticket Office, 1000 S. State

By Louie Meiziish
Daily Staff Reporter
About 12 to 15 University students were arrested
yesterday among a larger group of 1,700 cited for
trespassing and resisting arrest at the U.S. Army

"What moved me to protest was the thousands of
people massacred by its graduates," said LSA senior
Michelle Reedy. She added that she believes the
SOA is "training people to torture under the guise of
democracy."
The involvement of University students was orga-

termed the demonstration a "funeral procession" for
the victims of massacres conducted by SQA gradu-
ates. They then reenacted an alleged massacre of
Colombian farmers in February, involving a reading
of the victims' names and the carrying of large
crosses with various victims' names into the fort.

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