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By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor Police arrested four sus-
pects this weekend in connection with a
string of robberies that targeted business-
es and pedestrians near Central Campus.
In a little more than a week, several
seemingly connected robberies occurred
within city limits. Police are charging
Amber Visser, Casey Campbell and
Michael Heard with eight counts of
armed robbery and a fourth suspect,
Kennith Grim, is charged with one count
of armed robbery, said Blake Hatlem of
the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's

Four men face life
sentences ifconvicted

A Armed robbery of a Subway Sand-
wich Restaurant on South University
Armed robbery of an Ann Arbor
woman on Pauline Boulevard.
Grim is charged in connection with the
Jan. 3 armed robbery of the Silver Fox
The suspects have confessed to the
charges and all four have been
Each count of armed robbery carries a
maximum sentence of life imprisonment,
Hatlem said.
"We are throwing the book at the sus-
pects," he said.

The suspects, none of whom are Uni-
versity students, were all arrested at the
home of two of the suspects Saturday fol-
lowing an armed robbery of the Amoco
gas station at State Street and Eisenhower
Visser, Campbell and Heard are all
charged in connection with eight rob-
beries including:

* Armed robbery of the Amoco station
at State and Eisenhower.
Jan. 3 armed robbery of two female
University students in the 1200 block of
Prospect Street.
* Jan. 3 armed robbery of the Silver
Fox store on South State.
Jan. 3 armed robbery of a 21-year-
old Ann Arbor man on East University

receiver David Terrell's performance in the Citrus
1, where he caught 10 passes for 150 yards and scored
three touchdowns, has raised his chances in the NFL draft.
draft, may be
top 10 pick
By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
Consistent with speculation, Michigan junior wide
receiver David Terrell yesterday officially declared his
intent to enter the 2001 NFL Draft.
,he athletic department released a one-page state-
ment around noon yesterday indicating Terrell's deci-
The decision came as no surprise. Terrell had made it
clear that he wanted to wait until the end of the season
to make an official announcement. He had until Jan. 12
to decide.
Most talent-evaluation experts predict Terrell will be
a definite first-round pick and possibly a top-10 pick.
" Terrell's stock jumped in value at the 2000 Orange
Bowl, when he caught 10 passes for 150 yards and
t e touchdowns in front of a national-television audi-
. .That was a major factor in Michigan's 35-34 over-
time victory over Alabama, and it earned Terrell game
MVP honors.
The Richmond, Va., native opted to stay for his junior year
and be part of the Wolverines' explosive offense. As the No.
1 receiver and quarterback Drew Henson's go-to guy, he
exploited opposing defenses to the tune of a school-record
1,130 yards. He *ad four 100-yard games.
Terrell ended the 2000 season just nine receptions
behind Anthony Carter for the school record. Carter's
_ rd of 3,076 career receiving yards would also have
been well in reach.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr lauded Terrell at last
week's Citrus Bowl for his talent and work ethic, while
rdefending his character.
"He's a good person, he's a great kid, and he's done a
great job for Michigan," Carr said.
"When you watch him in the future you'll see a guy
that will be very successful and will do things that
reflect positively on himself and the people that he's
Carr also said he counsels each player on a case-by-
basis about the decision to forgo his eligibility and
ew er the NFL Draft. He's not wholeheartedly against
the concept of players leaving early - he just wants
what's best for the individual.
Carr indicated he's advised some players to stay for
their senior seasons, but that he has also encouraged
dominating players such as Charles Woodson to enter
the draft. Woodson was the last Wolverine to leave

Brightening up the night

Verdict may
demand new

By Jane Krull
Daily Staff Reporter
Across the nation, universities have
felt the effects of bans on affirmative
action resulting from court cases or
voter will. With the Uni-
versity Law School
admissions system IASMI!
under scrutiny, other ON 'IF
systems born from the
bans on race as a factor w
may provide the basis


for a new system.
The University plans
to begin defending the
Law School's admis-
sions system in court

but U.S. District Judge Bernard Fried-
mann decided to proceed with the trial
in the case challenging the Law
If Friedmann rules against the Uni-
versity, systems such as those in place
in schools in Texas, Cali-
fornia and Washington
'N could be used as examples
AL of systems changed to
eliminate race from admis-
2 sions.
After Proposition 209
ended the use of race as a
factor in the California sys-
art sees on tem, minority enrollment in
gtng the Law the University of California
is Process.system dropped from 36.5
percent in 1996 to 28.6 percent in 2000.
University of California at Los
Angeles Law School Prof. Kenneth
Karsh said that the effects of Proposi-
tion 209 on the law school was
"'absolutely disastrous.'
Karsh said that minority students
accepted into the entering class are
less likely to come to the law school

Pan two of a five-p
die lawsuit challen
School admission

Jan. 16 against the Washington D.C.-
based Center for Individual Rights,
which sued the University more than
three years ago on behalf of a white
applicant who claims she was unfairly
denied admission because of hqirae.
In December, U.S. District Judge
Patrick Duggan upheld the Universi-
ty's use of race as a factor in under-
graduate admissions without a trial,

LSA senior Amber Dimkoff untangles balloons in preparation for the Arts Info Night at the Michigan

Clinton to visit MSU for fifth time

N Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
at the Breslin Center for
Presidential visit
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
President Bill Clinton will make his last
visit to Michigan as a sitting president this
morning to address the Lansing community
and students at Michigan State University.
White House spokesman Jason Schechter

said Clinton chose to visit MSU during his
final month in office because he feels that
the campus is a milestone on his road to the
White House.
This is Clinton's fifth visit to Michi-
gan State. Two of those visits occurred
before he was elected in 1992, including
his significant appearance at the final
presidential debate against candidates
Ross Perot and then President George
"The President wanted to go to places
that really reflected the beginning of his

administration and what we have accom-
plished," Schechter said.
"He enjoyed his time there."
Schechter said the President is expected
to speak about "where we were when Presi-
dent Clinton was elected in '92 and how far
we've come and the importance of continu-
ing in the future."
Michigan State political science Prof.
David Rohde, who also serves as the univer-
sity's director of Political Institutions and
Public Policy Program, said he expects the
economy to serve as the main issue of the

"Economy is the thing he most likes to
talk about when he talks about his adminis-
tration,"he said.
The event is open to the public, although
most tickets had to be obtained in advance.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. at the Breslin
Schechter said he expects the audience
to include Lansing officials, but Gov.
John Engler's spokeswoman, Susan
Shafer, said the governor does not plan
to attend.

.coverage o
jace issues
By Elizabeth Kassab
Day Staff Reporter
The first event celebrating the 14th annu-
al Symposium in honor of Martin Luther
King Jr. tracked the evolution of the media's
role in covering race relations since King's
The conference, titled "Covering Race
Then and Now: The Press and Public Poli-
cy' brought together a "truly a remarkable
group of soldiers and veterans," said Gerald
Boyd, deputy managing editor of The New
York Times. All 12 panel members, includ-
ing Boyd, have covered race relations in the
I ~ nir.-t- c, Cnm;P+ nnali nra thi-

Bollinger candidate for
Harvard's top position

Roger Wilkins, professor of history and American culture at George Mason University, looks
over the program for "Covering Race Then and Now: The Press and Public Policy" conference.

By Anna Clark
Daily Staff Reporter
President Bill Clinton didn't make the cut,
Vice President Al Gore didn't either, but Univer-
sity president Lee Bollinger
A search committee con-
ducting Harvard University's 1
national search for its 27th
president narrowed a list of
450 possible candidates
down to between 30 and 40, o
the Harvard Crimson report-
ed. The committee axed
Clinton and Gore in the first
round of cuts while Bollinger
Bollinger remains on the list of possible candi-
dates for the university's top post.
University spokeswoman Julie Peterson con-
firmed that Bollinger is a possible nominee, but
she emphasized that the search is still in the pre-
liminarv stages and Bollinger has not been

Harvard spokesman Joe Wrenn said he had no
comment on either Harvard's presidential search
or Bollinger's possible candidacy.
Bollinger refrained from elaborating on the
"Obviously, it's flattering to hear one's name on
such a list," Bollinger said in a written statement.
"I continue, however, to be very happy in my
work here at the University of Michigan."
A list of possible candidates also includes cur-
rent and former Harvard administrative and fac-
ulty members and Harvard alumnae, according to
the Crimson article.
The Crimson, which quoted sources
"close to the process," reported Harvard has
tried to keep the search "in the strictest con-
fidence." While the search committee has
been conducting interviews with the possi-
ble candidates, the committee typically
asked them "about what Harvard needs in a
president, without telling them that they
were being considered for the job," the
sources said.

"Living Race in America" series.
The Times' series, which ran last sum-
mer, provided a springboard for the panel's
discussion using the theme of the series -
the average American citizen's perspectives
on race in today's world. The idea was not
to tell the reader what to think but to offer
insight into the opinions and lives of ordi-
narv nennle voanTime Acictant Manapinfa

newsroom, Boyd said he watched his co-
workers' faces as the "not guilty" verdict
was read and noticed that whites and people
of color, especially blacks, reacted much
differently. Despite their varying points of
view, no one really discussed why they felt
the way they did.
Intrigued, Boyd and Behr began their
auest to "Lat into what nennle were saving


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