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2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 26, 2001


Icers look for first championship in three ye

Continued from Page 1A
Sophomore center Mike Cammalleri was named the
MVP of the regional, capping.a performance that saw
him score two key goals and assist on Hilbert's game-
winning goal on Saturday.
The Wolverines came out determined vesterdav,
sensing a glowing opportunity to erase the disappoint-
ment of a season that saw them ranked at the top of the
league in early November before falling to as low as
eighth in the polls.
Yesterday's score was a bit deceiving, as Michigan
seemed to control the pace throughout, outshooting the
Huskies, 33-20.
While St. Cloud was able to put three on the board, it
had no answer for two of Michigan's most reliable play-
off performers, seniors Mark Kosick and Josh
"Our seniors led the way," Cammalleri said. "We
knew they were capable of doing that. They're a great
Kosick got Michigan on the board at 13:30 of the

"Our seniors led the way ... We knew they were c
of doing that. They're a great class."
- Mike{

first with a redirect oil a Mike Komisarek shot from
the point on the powerplay. Langfeld followed with a
breakaway score -- off a feed from Kosick - four-
and-a-half minutes later to stake Michigan to a 2-0
advantage that the Wolverines would never relin-
From that point forward. Michigan played the second
two periods pretty even with the Huskies. A St. Cloud
goal at 6:38 in the second was followed by a Cammal-
leri tally to restore Michigan's two-goal advantage. And
Mark Hartigan's goal for St. Cloud early in the third
was overshadowed by Michigan captain Geoff Koch's
poke past St. Cloud goaltender Scott Meyer.
The Wolverines' biggest problem was the penalty

kill, as St. Cloud's three goals all came o
play. It was also pretty evident by the end
that Michigan was tiring, a result of playin
in two nights and meeting an opponent th
on Saturday.
But in the end, the extra rest couldr
"The bye has a big advantage, but it'sn
tee;' Berenson said.
The Wolverines had more trouble on Sa
noon against the Lakers. Mercyhurst goto
lead and kept the game tied at 2-2 until the
After the Lakers took a 3-2 lead, goals by
Hilbert gave Michigan the win.

apabie ,,
Sharon blasts Arafat for role in violence
Cammalleri Insisting Israel won't be "put on trial," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon grudgingly
igan center met yesterday with a U.S.-led panel investigating Mideast violence and blamed
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for ordering months of fighting.
Meanwhile, 20 Palestinians were injured in clashes with soldiers, and anAli
n the power- driver was wounded by gunmen. An Israeli man visiting a West Bank town was
1 of the game briefly seized by Palestinian activists.
ig two games The panel, led by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, has been meeting with a
hat had a bye wide range of Israelis and Palestinians, gathering information on the worst out-
break of fighting since the two sides launched peace negotiations in 1993.
not help the The violence - which has killed 434 people -- broke out last September after
Sharon, then opposition leader, made a controversial visit to a disputed Jerusalem
not a guaran- holy site.
But Sharon insisted yesterday that he was not to blame, saying Arafat ordered
aturday after- the uprising.
off to a quick "The full responsibility for the outbreak of violence and its persistence Tes on
third period. Arafat," Sharon told the commission. "We know for sure that the security Aes
y Kosick and of the Palestinian Authority, including the presidential guard Force 17, are d rect-
ly involved in the recent terror activities."
nore familiar GAJE, Med i
orswho were Macedonia close to quelling rebellion
gislature," he
Government troops punched through rebel lines and moved into a hillside vil-
ector of U.S. lage yesterday, spraying houses with bullets as they spearheaded an offenhsive to
t encourages push ethnic Albanian insurgents back from Macedonia's second-largest city.
ant that legis- While not claiming all-out victory, Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski sai v-
perience to ernment forces were doing well, asserting that the thrust to "clear the terrain of terror-
ists ... is being carried out successfully, and already key positions have been taken.
really boil it The fighting has brought combatants into their closest quarters yet in-the six-
t really smart week conflict near Macedonian border with the Serbian province of Kosovo,
he legislature where ethnic Albanians constitute a majority. NATO, which has policed Kosovo
n in the legis- since expelling former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's troops in 1999,
years. Yet you wants the Macedonian conflict defused to prevent a wider Balkan war.
for reelection The rebels say their aim is limited to more rights for ethnic Albanians within
but send me Slav-dominated Macedonia, but the government accuses them of seeking indepen-
dence and drawing on Kosovo for fighters and weapons.
n limits at all In Washington, President Bush said he hoped U.S. and NATO efforts will prove
effective in helping Macedonia quell the conflict.

MSA representative winners and votes totals

Architcure and Urban Planning
Jacqueline Ctiavis5 (BI+.ie

39 Sarah Boot (Blue)

Art and Design
Brooke Gerber (U-Dems)


Peter Baldwin (Blue) 172
Brandon Suever (Michigan) 39,
Francesca Vitale (Michigan) 728
Alexis Marz (Michigan) 656
Priya Sehgal (Blue) 530

Dana Glassel (Blue)
Paul Been (Blue)
Peter Apel (Michigan)
fean Wang (Michigan)
Rob Goodspeed (U-Dems)
Liz Mullane (Michigan)
Niquole May (Mchigan)


Rick Mestdagh (Blue)
Chris Sheehan (Plue)
Keidi Grurnwald (DAAP)
Esra Dzyvrek (DAAP)
S5zanne Perkins-Hart (DAAP)
Christopher E. Wilcox (U-Dems)

John Simpson (Blue)



Continued from Page 1A
"The last week of February was the
first bill they passed this year," he said.
A group of activists and former politi-
cians have been holding meetings
around the state to mobilize support for a
repeal of term limits. These meetings are
led by Blue Cross/Blue Shield Senior
Vice President Richard Cole and Michi-
gan State Medical Society Executive
Kevin Kelley.
Former Republican House Speaker
Paul Hillegonds, a'participant in the
meetings, said complicated legislation
requires experienced legislators.
"When I look back at some of the
more difficult policy issues that we tack-
led, we were successful not simply
because one party outvoted the other but
because people of both parties knew
each other and trusted each other enough
to do win-win compromises," Hille-
gonds said.
But term limits supporters say that
their support for the system is unwaver-
"It is not surprising to me that there is
near-unanimous support among legisla-
tors for extending term limits. Term lim-
its is a restriction on their ability to stay
in one office for a near lifetime, which
was a common occurrence before the
amendment passed," said Patrick Ander-
son, one of the principal authors of Pro-
posal B, who now heads the
Lansing-based Anderson Economic
He added that it takes experience to
build expertise in Lansing, but that there
were more important reasons for term
The voters "made the tradeoff, choos-

Mark Hausman (Blue)

ing legislators who were n
withetheir lives over legislat
more familiar with the leg
Paul Jacob, national dir
Term Limits, a group tha
limits, disputed the argume
lators need to builed cx
become effective.
"The argument, if youi
down, is that people are no
enough to understand how t
works unless they have beet
lature for six or eight or 10
never hear anyone running
saying 'I don't get it yet,
back,"' he said.
But some think action o
is hasty.


Nisha Kapadia (Blue)
Public Health
Ken Stewart (Blue)


Continued from Page 1A
several aspects of the election.
"It was a hard-run election, and
many people feel that there needs to
be reforms for the process," said
LSA sophomore Ben Conway, who
ran with the Blue Party. "Hopefully
we can establish a taskforce."
Though Election Board director

Ryan Norfolk said the election went
"blissfully smoothly," other board
members said it was emotionally
"It was hell," said Election Board
member Elizabeth Anderson. "I
hated every minute of it."
New representatives and execu-
tives will take office tomorrow in a
meeting held immediately after the
final meeting for old representatives.

Sen. David Jaye (R-Washington Twp.)
said it is too early to make a decision
since members of the Senate will not
have faced term limits at all until 2002,
when 75 percent of senators will be term
"Give (term limits) a chance to work
through the Senate,"he said.
Most of the pro-repeal forces in Lans-
ing said it was unlikely that they could
get a proposal on the ballot before
November 2002, thereby forcing numer-
ous members of the House and Senate to
relinquish their seats.
A recent poll conducted by Lansing-
based polling firm EPIC-MRA shows
that those who favor a change in the pre-
sent system may have a long way to go.
Among 600 eligible voters, a total
repeal of term limits was viewed favor-
ably by 47 percent while the same num-
ber favored maintaining the system. An
alteration similar to the one proposed by
Steil was viewed favorably by 42 percent
and unfavorably by 49 percent.
Continued from Page 1A
satire and quick-witted improvisation
added some much needed humor to a
relatively uneventful evening. He even
found time to bring on a carrot-chomp-
ing Danny DeVito, producer of "Erin
In a mild upset, Steven Soderbergh
took home a best director statuette for
"Traffic," beating both himself for "Erin
Brockovich" and front-runner Ang Lee
for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
Soderbergh's double nomination threat-
ened to cancel out both films, but the
Academy opted for his more critically
acclaimed film.
Benicio del Toro scored his first Oscar
for his role as Javier Rodriguez
Rodriguez, a Mexican police officer with
conflicting loyalties in "Traffic."
In one of the evening's few surprises,
Marcia Gay Harden of "Pollock" beat
favorites Kate Hudson and Frances
McDormand, both nominated for their
roles in Best Original Screenplay winner
"Almost Famous," Cameron Crowe's
"love letter to music."
The award for best adapted screenplay
went to Stephen Gaghan of "Traffic" for
his adaptation of the British mini-series
The broadcast's highlights were the
musical performances for best original
song, including appearances by Randy
Newman, Bj6rk and Bob Dylan. Dylan,'
sporting a pencil-thin Vincent Price mus-
tache, performed his song and accepted
his award for "Things Have Changed"
(from "Wonder Boys") via satellite from
Sydney, Australia.
The Irving G. Thalberg Lifetime
Achievement Award was given to pro-
ducer Dino De Laurentiis, whose films
range from Fellini's "La Strada" to the
recent box office juggernaut, "Hlanni-
Other honorary awards included cine-
matographer Jack Cardiff and screen-
writer Ernest Lehman.
One shortcoming of the show was that
the acceptance speeches were, for the
most part, stilted and rushed, thanks to
the Academy's suggestion of a 45 second
time limit, and the guideline took its toll
on the show, which did not feel quite as
personal as in years past.

Fatal German aircraft
crash investigated
A German air force fighter-
bomber crashed in a sprawling mili-
tary training range, killing both
crew members, military officials
said yesterday.
Nellis Air Force Base officials
said the Tornado bomber crashed
late Friday in the restricted area of
the base's training area, about 100
miles northwest of Las Vegas.
The crash was being investigated
by German and U.S. air force offi-
Germany is one of five foreign
nations that sent aircraft to partici-
pate in the Red Flag mock-combat
aerial exercises being conducted at
the base.
Because of safety concerns and
restrictions on the range, reporters
were not allowed access to the area.
Red Flag began March 3 and runs
through April 13
British army begins
mass livestock burial
As Britain struggled to keep up with
the disposal of slaughttred livestock,
the army started digging huge pits at an
old air base yesterday for the mass bur-
ial of ip to 500,000 carcasses from the
foot-and-mouth epidemic.
Earthmovers scooped out huge
trenches at an abandoned airfield at
Great Orton in Cumbria county, north-
west England, with more than 190

cases the region worst hit by the highly
infectious disease.
The government has said Britain will
slaughter nearly all livestock on farms
adjacent to foot-and-mouth infection
sites in an effort to contain the disease.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fish-
eries and Food on Sunday confirmed
47 new cases of the disease, itci ng
more than a dozen in Cumbria, g-
ing the total to 607. Some sentists
believe this could spira! to 4,000 by
Testosterone linked
to early puberty
Scientists attempting to figure out
why some girls go through pub4 at
unusually young ages have found a sur-
prising culprit --- a gene that spends ip
the body's breakdown of the male sexj
Many believe that the age of puberty
is creeping downward. The most wide-
lv held explanation for this is growing
childhood obesity, along with rich diets
and lack of physical activity.
[However, genes almost certain1 ay
a role in the age of puberty, and any
assumed that the most likely players in
this scenario would be ones that control
the body's production and use of estro-
gen. Research released yesterday at
meeting of the American Assosciatioin
for Cancer Research suggests. a more
complicated interplay of horncones,
since the body's supply of testosterone,
the male hormone, seems to be'a key
influence on the timing of puberty
- Compiledfim Daily wire re) ts.

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