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Freshmen claim they
were drugged Thursday
night at Beta Theta Pi
By David Endors
Daily News Editor
Two 18-year-old women have now
told police that they believe they were
drugged and raped at a fraternity
party last weekend.
A University freshman told police
Tuesday night that she was raped after
possibly being drugged at the Beta
Theta Pi fraternity house. Another
freshman told police Friday she
thinks she Was drugged and raped at
the same party.
The party was an unregistered
semiformal event with the local chap-
ter of Delta Delta Delta, said sorority
President Martha Rothbaum. Roth-
baum said she did not know at the
time the party was not registered with
the Social Responsibility Committee.'
The sorority's national organization
is looking into the matter.

"Our primary concern is to assist
our members," Rothbaum said.
The second woman said she
remembered dancing with a student
during the party and after waking up
in a room at the fraternity thought
that she had had sex with him, She
also said she spent most of the day
after the party vomiting.
The Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment has two male suspects, one in
each rape, said Detective Sgt.
Richard Kinsey.
The suspect in the incident reported
Friday has been described as a black
male student between the ages of 18
and 20. No information was released
on the suspect in the incident reported
Tuesday. No charges had been filed
against either man.
Beta Theta Pi President Mike Bas-
ford would not discuss details about
the incidents.
"We're cooperating with the
authorities, and when the police
investigation is complete we'll release
a formal statement," Basford said.
See RAPES, Page 7A

The Rock and a nearby trash can were painted green yesterday, three days before the big intrastate rivalry game between the Wolverines and the Spartans this
Saturday in East Lansing.
Pait pranks are preludie to rivabry matchup

By Jennifer Misthal
Daily Staff Reporter
When the Rock is green and Sparty
is blue, the annual Michigan-Michi-
gan State showdown must be right
around the corner.
In the spirit of the intense competi-
tion, the Rock, on the corner of Hill
Street and Washtenaw Avenue in Ann
Arbor, was painted green and white
Meanwhile, members of Michigan
State's marching band have been
camping out around the statue of their

school's mascot, Sparty.
But they weren't able to protect the
statue from being painted blue by
Michigan fans yesterday.
Still, neither campus has requested
extra security for Saturday's game
because of subdued feelings about the
rivalry this year, security officials
from both school said.
The rivalry between the University
of Michigan and Michigan State Uni-
versity dates back to Oct. 12, 1898,
but the competition is being under-
played on both campuses this year,
with some University students going

as far as denying that a true rivalry
even exists.
"Can it really be a rivalry when
Michigan has won two-thirds of all
the meetings? Michigan State is an
annoyance to our football program.
They win once every three years and
they will never let you forget about
it," said "Superfan" Reza Breakstone,
an LSA senior.
Other students shared similar senti-
"The game is a bigger deal there.
Here, we are seen on a national level;
See RIVALRY, Page 7A

Michigan at Michigan State

Saturday, 3:30p.m., Spartan Stadium
Sports editor Krista Latham
of The State News faces off
with The Michigan Daily's
Raphael Goodstein.
Page 8A

rMTV mght film
N "~newsnsa'U

By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter

An Afghan refugee carries a bag in a refugee camp near Khwaja-Bahuddin, a
northern alliance stronghold, in Takhar province yesterday. U.S. jets launched
heavy bombing raids on Taliban frontline positions north of Kabul yesterday,
sending huge plumes of black smoke over areas struck by the bombs.
Front line ruc
hard near Kabul'

The Diag could soon resemble a
scene from MTV's "Real World" if
producers from the network's new
program "MTV University" get their
The four-hour program, currently in
the pilot stages, partly consists of a
documentary about college life filmed
at selected universities across the
country that examines issues facing
college students, ranging from binge
drinking to rape.
Morgan Hertzan, executive producer
of "MTV University," said he was ini-
tially drawn to the University of
Michigan after his first visit to Ann
"I absolutely love the campus. You
guys have everything we're looking
for," Hertzan said.
In all, MTV plans to include eight
schools in the documentary.
The network has already shot

footage at the University of Connecti-
cut, Rutgers University, Montclair
State University and Pennsylvania
State University. It hopes to film at the
University of California at San Diego,
the University of Georgia, the Univer-
sity of Massachusetts at Amherst and
the University of Michigan sometime
in the near future.
"We picked one school in each geo-
graphic region and we basically just
tried to find big schools that were
diverse," he said.
Because final budgeting still has to
be worked out, Hertzan said there are
still a few hurdles he must clear before
filming at Michigan can begin.
"I'd love to go to the University of
Michigan right now," Hertzan said,
adding that the details have yet to be
If and when MTV does come to
Ann Arbor, the network will attempt to
capture what it means to be a Michi-
gan student by following students as
they partake in campus traditions like
See MTV, Page 7A

Anthrax .kills
N.Y. womanx
WASHINGTON (AP) - A New supply room that had recently included
York woman died of inhalation anthrax a mailroom, but there were no reports of
yesterday, the fourth person to perish in suspicious letters or other obvious cause
a spreading wave of bioterrorism. for alarm - a sharp contrast to other
A co-worker underwent tests for a cases in which tainted mail has been
suspicious skin lesion, heightening con- linked to the disease.
cern the disease was spreading outside Surgeon General David Satcher said
the mail system. there is "great concern" that authorities
Despite an intensive four-week inves- don't know how she was infected.
tigation by the FBI and health experts, At the White House, Fleischer told
Attorney General John Ashcroft said, "I reporters that a co-worker of Nguyen at
have no progress to report" in identify- the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hos-
ing the culprits or preventing further pital had reported a skin lesion that
attacks. raised concern.
"I think for the American people it's In all, officials have tallied 17 cases of
frightening, it's scary," conceded White anthrax including the first confirmed
House spokesman Ari Fleischer, as diagnosis on Oct. 4. There have been 10
authorities also reported a new suspect- cases of the inhalation form of the dis-
ed case of skin anthrax involving a New ease - including all four deaths - and
Jersey postal worker and closed the seven occurrences of the less dangerous
facility where he works. skin type. Tens 'of thousands of other
Dr. Patrick Meehan of the Centers people, many of them postal service
for Disease Control and Prevention workers, are taking antibiotics.
said no new cases of the disease had In Kansas City, Mo., preliminary tests
been reported in Washington for sever- found anthrax spores at a postal facility,
al days. though officials were awaiting tests that
Authorities expressed particular con- would confirm these results. A small
cern over the early morning death of amount of anthrax was also found on a
Kathy T. Nguyen, a 61-year-old Viet- piece of equipment shipped to Indi-
namese immigrant who lived alone in anapolis for cleaning.
the Bronx and worked in a small Man- There was evidence of widening con-
hattan hospital. Doctors sedated her and cern in occupations and locations where
put her on a ventilator after she checked no anthrax has been found. In New Jer-
into a hospital three days ago, and offi- sey, for example, officials ordered 1,300
cials said she had been too sick to assist toll takers on the state's turnpike to wear
them in their investigation. rubber gloves as a precaution when col-
The woman worked in a basement lecting money.

Los Angeles Times
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan - U.S.
warplanes resumed heavy airstrikes
yesterday against Taliban front-line
positions north of Kabul and outside
the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, a
day after secret talks between the
Afghan opposition's defense chief and
the U.S. commander in charge of opera-
tions in Afghanistan.
Waves of bombing against Taliban
targets about 25 miles north of Kabul
sent huge clouds into the clear sky, as
F/A-18 Hornet jets and at least one B-
52 bomber returned repeatedly after
three days of relative calm. The biggest
explosions were believed to be from
1,000-pound bombs intended to pound
Taliban bunkers near the front lines
close to Bagram air base, six miles
south of this opposition-held town.
Near Mazar-e-Sharif, where forces of
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day's heavy bombing by U.S. planes.
"This went very well. We liked this
very much;' Kudratulla Umar, an offi-
cer with the Northern Alliance forces
stalled about nine miles outside the key
northern city, said by telephone.
Umar said alliance forces there are
ready to try to capture the city, a deci-
sion reached by alliance generals in a
strategy meeting last weekend. But he
said they were waiting for a signal from
the United States.
"We are ready to move toward
Mazar-e-Sharif, but we are waiting for
the Americans to say when to start,"
Umar said.
The intensified U.S. bombing of Tal-
iban front lines follows weeks of com-
plaints by alliance officials that they
had not gotten sufficient air support to
allow their forces to advance.
According to a senior alliance offi-
cial, the alliance's defense chief, Gen.
Mohammed Oassim Fahim met Tes-

R en
meeting about
search process
By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents is steadily sifting
through an abundance of resources to decide the structure
of the presidential search to find a successor for departing
President Lee Bollinger.
Advice and suggestions have come from many corners of
the University community, and the regents are also drawing
fromm nat nresidentia1 gearches at the University and else-

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