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November 2, 2001
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By Casey Ehrlich
For the Daily
Four University students are among
the hundreds of National Guard
reservists who have been recently
called up for military duty.
Although reservists are not required
to accept service calls, students across
Michigan have left universities in
order to patrol bridges between the
United States and Canada in Sault Ste.
Marie and Detroit. Reservists are also
stationed at every airport in the state
to provide extra security.
Their lengths of service can range
between two and six months, depend-
ing on where they are stationed.
With more reservists expecting to
be called, University of Michigan
administrators are faced with the
responsibility of academically and
financially accommodating these stu-
dents so they will not be unduly
penalized for leaving school due to
"The University wants to be as
helpful as they can," said Associate
Financial Aid Director Margaret
Rodriguez. "They want to be support-
ive to anyone who is called up."
Esrold Nurse, assistant LSA dean
for academic affairs, said no standard
policy can be instated across all the
different schools and colleges within
the University. He added that each cir-
cumstance will be dealt with individu-
"The University wiil be particularly
flexible so students are not penalized
respecting academic work and
tuition," Nurse said.
Students called to active duty dur-
ing the academic year may have the
option of taking an incomplete for a
class and finishing it later, withdraw-
ing from a course or completing the
course's workload early. Each instance
depends upon how far along a student
is in the semester, the length of the
absence and the specific policies of
The Office of Financial Aid also
plans to accommodate reservists who
are on financial aid, intending to con-
tinue to pay the living expense com-
ponent of a student's financial package
while suspending money for tuition
until the student returns. The federal
government has provided guidance for
the University and suggested that
treatment of each case be as lenient as
possible. Tuition refunds or loan
deferrals may be allowed depending
on the student's needs.
Officer Candidate Kacie Foster-
Merk of the Michigan Army National
Guard said most reservists participat-
ing in the mobilization are not stu-
dents. Nevertheless, the National
Guard is working closely with stu-
dents and has given them the option of
taking Internet courses or transferring
. to Michigan State University or Lans-
ing Community College where they
can continue to attend school.
"Professors have been incredible,"
Only reservists for the National
Guard can be called to service; Uni-
versity students in the Reserve Officer
Training Corps program will not be
called unless there is a full military
Northwest Airlines flight
escorted into Detroit Metro by
fighter jets after note found
ROMULUS (AP) - Fighter jets escorted a
Northwest Airlines flight with 78 people on board
to Detroit Metropolitan Airport yesterday morn-
Flight 191 from Reagan Washington National
Airport to Minneapolis was diverted to Detroit
Metro and landed at 10:12 a.m., Northwest said in
The airplane, an Airbus A320, received the
escort because of a threatening note, the airline
"The passenger was thumbing through the mag-
azine pouch and reads a note indicating that there
was a bomb on the plane," said FBI Special Agent
The note then was turned over from a flight
attendant to the captain, who was directed to land
the plane at the nearest airport, Glaspie said.
No bomb was found on the aircraft, said FBI
spokeswoman Maria Llompart.
"We're trying to figure out when it (the note) got
there," Llompart said.
The airplane was expected to continue to its
final destination, she said.
"It appeared that the plane did not pose a threat,
and they were continuing its investigation of pas-
sengers and crew," Llompart said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman
Tony Molinaro said Northwest dispatch told his
agency there was a security problem and asked to
divert the plane.
The pilot was in touch with air traffic con-
trollers, Molinaro said, who determined Detroit
Metro was the closest and safest place to land.
The fighter jet escort came from Selfridge Air
National Guard Base, in Macomb County's Harri-
"Our aircraft from the 107th fighter squadron
did respond to a request from NORAD, North 1
American Air Defense Command, today," said
Selfridge spokeswoman Alice Herrington.;
Federal agencies were at the airport conducting
an investigation, which included interviewing pas-
sengers and flight crew, Glaspie said.I
Maj. Barry Venable, a spokesman for NORAD,
said the FAA makes the decision if an airplane
needs military assistance.
"They are responsible for domestic air space
control," said Venable, who declined to discuss
specifics, citing security issues.
NORAD decides whether to use aircraft that are
sitting on alert at an air base or a combat air patrol
plane already flying, he said.
First-time flier Helen Marchio, 33, was waiting
for her flight to leave for Chicago when she saw
the plane accompanied by two fighter jets.
She said she could see bomb-sniffing dogs
around the plane after it landed.
Marchio said she asked airport officials what
was going on and was told that everything was all
"You wouldn't bring out bomb-sniffing dogs if
everything was OK," she said.
By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily Staff Reporter
One week after two 18-year-old women were allegedly
drugged and sexually assaulted at an unregistered semi-
formal event at Beta Theta Pi, the fraternity has voluntar-
ily placed itself on social probation.
"The chapter has shown that they are more than will-
ing to cooperate with the ongoing investigations," Inter-
fraternity Council President Marc Hustvedt said.
The fraternity will not hold any social events indefi-
Hustvedt said the fraternity's actions demonstrate that
members want the situation to be resolved quickly.
"I think this was definitely the right thing to do and
shows that there is some strong leadership in the chap-
ter," he said.
Beta Theta Pi notified IFC's Social Responsibility
Committee of its decision to go on probation, and the
committee decided not to issue further terms of proba-
tion until the criminal investigation is complete.
See RAPES, Page 7
Tom Church, Sean Carmody and Shivam Parikh, members of the Theta Xi fraternity, guard the 'M' as Charlie Alshuler looks on. This year is
the second time Theta XI members have sat on the Diag for almost two days prior to the Michigan-Michigan State game.
By Margaret Engoren
Daily Staff Reporter
The flag above East Lansing's city hall
will wave maize and blue on Monday -
if the Michigan football team repeats last
year's win over the Spartans tomorrow.
For the fourth straight year, the mayors
of Ann Arbor and East Lansing have
agreed that the city whose school loses
the intrastate matchup will fly the win-
ning school's flag outside city hall. In
addition, the losing mayor has to wear the
winning team's colors to Monday's city
council meetings and sing its fight song
to conclude them.
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje said he
hopes his first year as mayor is not
marred by a Michigan State victory.
"I do not want to wear green and
white and I don't want to play their
fight song. From what I've heard of it,
it's not nearly as good as ours is," said
Hieftje. "Oh boy, we'd better win this
East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows
and former Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid
Sheldon started the tradition in 1998.
"After we won in 1998, Mayor Mead-
ows sent me a videotape of himself wear-
pride on the line
Michigan at Michigan State
Tomorrnow, 3:30p.m , Spartan Stadium
Whenever the Spartans take on
the Wolverines, you can throw
the records out the window.
ing U of M's colors and singing 'Hail to
the Victors,"' Sheldon said. "The other
council members stood and turned their
backs to the camera.
"When we lost two years ago I had to
buy a new white scarf. Last year was
Michigan and Michigan State first met
in 1898, when Michigan defeated MSU
39-0. Since then, Michigan leads Michi-
gan State, 17-9-2 in games played in East
Lansing and 45-18-3 in games played in
Michigan's longest winning streak -
14 games - occurred between 1916 and
1929, while Michigan State's longest
winning streaks - 4 games each -
occurred between 1934 and 1937, 1950
and 1953 and 1959 and 1962.
In 1902, the Wolverines defeated the
Spartans 119-0, the biggest margin in any
game between the two rivals.
The rivalry is also a battle for the Paul
Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy.
Presented for the first time in 1953 by
then-Gov. G. Mennen Williams, the Bun-
yan Trophy is less well-known than the
nationally recognized Little Brown Jug
given to the winner of the Michigan-Min-
The Bunyan Trophy is a four-foot
wooden statue of the legendary Paul Bun-
yan standing on a map of the state of
Michigan. Two flags - one with an "M"
and one with an "S" - are planted on
either side of Bunyan. A five-foot stand
supports the statue.
"It's the ugliest trophy in college foot-
ball," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said
before the 1999 game against Michigan
State. "But, it means a lot if you lose it."
The Spartans won the first of the Bun-
yan Trophy games with a 14-6 victory in
East Lansing. Since 1953, Michigan has
won 27 times, Michigan State has won 18
times, and the two have tied twice.
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U.S. intensifies bombing
20. th battle
By Jordan Schrader
Daily Staff Reporter
The University of Michigan football team may have beat-
en Ohio State University in last year's matchup, but in the
2000 Blood Battle between students at both schools, Ohio
State won - 1,681 pints to Michigan's 1,6,79.
Sunday marks the start of the 20th annual Blood Battle, a
blood drive leading up the Nov. 24 Ohio State-Michigan
football game. For the next two weeks, members of the
American Red Cross and Alphi Phi Omega service fraterni-
ty will be at various locations on campus to take blood
"We plan on beating Ohio State pretty badly," said Alpha
Phi Omega member Mike Thompson, an LSA senior. "In
light of the events of September 11 we expect a large turnout."
Red Cross spokeswoman Amy Neale agreed that the
tragedy has created a larger will to contribute.
"Blood needs were met the first week after the disaster,"
she said, a rapid response that showed Americans' desire to
help in relief efforts.
The majority of blood collected from University sites will
go to area hospitals, Neale said. However, if necessary it
will be transferred elsewhere.
"If, God forbid, another disaster happens in the United
States, some blood may go to help," she said.
According to information published by Alpha Phi
Omega, the Blood Battle is the largest blood drive in the
nation. This year's goal is a total of 4,000 pints, which could
Michigan State is 4-2 on the
season but undefeated at
home in Spartan Stadium.
Michigan eked out a win in
Iowa, 32-26. Michigan State
defeated Wisconsin, 42-28.
No. 6 Michigan has the edge
on naner. hut anvthinf is
The Washington Post
The Pentagon and its allies moved yesterday to
concentrate broad military power in northern
Afghanistan and set the stage for a ground offen-
sive by anti-Taliban rebels, committing new U.S.
troops and aircraft and pledging continued heavy
bombing of front-line Taliban forces.
A senior Defense official said the Pentagon has
ordered the deployment of a JSTARS surveillance
aircraft capable of tracking enemy movements
across hundreds of miles of battlefield, while
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he want-
ed the number of U.S. Special Forces assisting the
opposition Northern Alliance increased by three to
four times "as soon as humanly nossible."
bomber for the first time - has given the North-
ern Alliance hope that it can soon march on
Kabul, the capital, senior alliance officials and
"With effective, intense bombing of the front
lines, it would be a matter of days to break
through," Abdullah, the alliance's foreign affairs
chief, told reporters in the village of Jabal Saraj in
northern Afghanistan. He said this applies to "any
front line" between the Taliban and the alliance in
Abdullah said yesterday's air strikes near
alliance lines north of Kabul were "very effective"
and that heavy air strikes since Saturday had
destroyed at least 15 Taliban tanks.
Abdurrab Rasul Savvaf. a senior member of the
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