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2A - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 21, 2003


to the following outstanding Michigan
students accepted into Teach For America.
They've shown they have the leadership and
commitment needed to tackle one of our
nation's most challenging problems.

Continued from Page1A
cash and other benefits totaling
$616,000 to four former University bas-
ketball players. Martin allegedly gave
Webber $280,000 in cash and gifts from
1988 to 1993, which include his two
years at the University.
The government charges in the new
indictment that Webber lied by denying
that he received gifts from Martin during
these years - gifts which included jew-
elry, clothing, a stereo and a medical
procedure for Webber's girlfriend at the
Webber repeatedly responded to Con-
vertino's questions by saying "I don't
recall. I don't believe so."
The indictment also states that Web-
ber lied by denying that Martin helped
him pay his apartment rent at Signature
Villas during his sophomore year at the
University. Webber said that Martin co-
signed the apartment, but it was not his
intention for Martin to pay his rent.
Webber insisted that it was his scholar-
ship check that paid the rent, along with
some help from his roommate.
The prosecution's final charge is that
Webber lied by saying he "didn't know"
whether he repaid any of the money
Martin gave him after Webber left the
University. The new indictment states
that Webber repaid Martin "a significant
sum of money."
As Fishman said in his request for dis-
missal of the case, he does not agree
with the method of questioning used by
the prosecution with Webber. Fishman
alleged that the government had certain
documents they could have showed
Webber to help him refresh his memory.
Fishman is asking the judge to dis-
miss the case based on "reasonable like-
lihood of vindictiveness of prosecution."'
"Webber was subpoenaed there as a
witness, not a target," Fishman said.
"Refresh his memory. It's been 10
"It quickly became apparent that
regardless of his conversations with his
agent, Mr. Webber was unsure as to the
nature and purpose of a grand jury pro-
ceeding,"Fishman said in his motion for
Continued from Page 1A
Eminem's words were in some part
lost on the crowd, a mass whose
members were mostly consumed by
the surprise visit from such a noted
celebrity. Jon Beyer, LSA senior,
said, "I had heard rumors that
(Eminem would be there), but I was-
n't sure. He's a pretty big star, so to
see him in Ann Arbor, in that setting
was pretty cool."
The evening's earlier performers,
the League, acquitted themselves
nicely, pleasing the crowd with their
enthusiasm and music. "They were
impressive. I liked their beats and
they had good energy," said Beyer.
In a contrast between where AM, is
and where they would like to be,
Eminem was mobbed by adoring
fans while on stage and afterwards
while AML was selling their debut
album, Sweats and Kicks, both
before and after their set.
Continued from Page 1A
knew the caste system and the
inequity of the Untouchability had to
be attacked ... Gandhi would have
rather abandoned the whole move-
ment for independence if he had to
abandon the Untouchables."
Quoting his grandfather, Rajmohan
said, "It is a matter of shame ... that
there are farmers who feel Untouchables
are their slaves."
Rajmohan drew upon the Sept.
11th events to denounce racial dis-

crimination against Muslims in the
United States.
"Racial discrimination against Mus-
lims was legitimized," Rajmohan said.
"Great and unforgettable crimes were
Drawing on increased suspicion from
the U.S. government toward Muslims,
Rajmohan said that in the United
States an individual is usually inno-
cent until proven guilty, but after
the Sept. 11 events, Muslims are
first considered guilty until they
demonstrate their innocence.
Rajmohan also spoke about how
America incorrectly connects the war on
terrorism with Islam by the rhetoric of
"us" versus "them".
"Today colonialism is out but
politically correct racism is in," said
With the Middle East crisis, Rajmo-
han stressed the importance of using
nonviolence on both sides to bring "jus-
tice to the Palestinians and security to
the Israelis," explaining how violence in
the region was counterproductive.
"Why is nonviolence not being given
more of a chance?" Rajmohan asked.
In order to bring peace to the Mid-
dle East, Rajmohan said the United
States must be more objective in its
involvement. .
"America needs to have an even-
handed approach," Rajmohan said.
Rajmohan brought the title of the lec-
ture into his discussion of nonviolence

Roe v. Wade faces pressure on 30th birthday
The Supreme Court ruling allowing legal abortions turns 30 years this week, an
anniversary heavily shadowed by speculation that a high court retirement could
shift the balance of power in abortion politics.
For abortion rights supporters, the departure of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
would be most troublesome. For anti-abortion forces, the wild card could be the
exit of Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
The court is split 5-4 in favor of abortion rights. O'Connor is considered a cau-
tious supporter and the swing vote to uphold Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case
providing for legal abortions.
Should she retire, President Bush's more conservative supporters will certainly
press for him to pick a strong anti-abortion nominee.
"It's in the greatest danger it's ever been in," Feminist Majority President
Eleanor Smeal said of the Roe decision. "You're one vote away."
Smeal cited what she called a White House track record of picking only
presumed abortion foes for federal appeals courts slots and Bush's cam-
paign pledge to choose Supreme Court nominees in the mold of Justices
Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Both have voted to place restrictions
on abortion.
Powell supports U.N's disarming of Iraq
Secretary of State Colin Powell, faced with stiff resistance and calls to go slow,
bluntly told other nations yesterday that the United Nations "must not shrink"
from its responsibility to disarm Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
"We cannot be shocked into impotence because we're afraid of the difficult
choices ahead of us," Powell told members of the U.N. Security Council.
Directly responding to qualms registered by several foreign ministers in two days
of talks, and with only Britain explicitly standing alongside the United States, Powell
spoke of war as a real option. In a speech at a U.N. conference on terrorism, and at a
news conference, Powell urged reluctant nations to focus on Baghdad's failure to dis-
arm and to prepare to weigh the consequences by the end of the month when U.N.
inspectors file a report on 60 days of searches in Iraq for illicit weapons.
"If Iraq is not disarming, the United Nations cannot turn away from its respon-
sibilities," Powell said.
He said the U.N. Security Council, which is due to consider the report Jan. 29,
must come to grips with a regime that he said has acquired, developed and stocked
weapons of mass destruction and trampled human rights at home.

Bush's MLK speech
focuses on inequality
President Bush, criticized for
decisions on affirmative action and
conservative federal judgeships,
said yesterday "there's still preju-
dice holding people back" from
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dreams of
The predominantly black congrega-
tion of First Baptist Church of Glenar-
den in suburban Washington
welcomed Bush with a standing ova-
tion as it celebrated in song and scrip-
ture the memory of King, who would
have turned 74 last Wednesday.
"It is fitting that we honor Martin
Luther King in a church, because,
Gregory, I believe, like you, that the
power of his words, the clarity of his
vision, the courage of his leadership
occurred because he put his faith in
the Almighty," Bush told Gregg
Hunter, a teenager who had just read
an essay on the slain civil rights
Police arrest alleged
terrorists after raid
British police with battering rams
raided a mosque suspected of being
a center of Islamic radicalism,
arresting seven alleged terrorists
early yesterday in a search linked to
the recent discovery of the deadly
poison ricin.
Officers stormed the Finsbury Park

mosque at about 2 a.m. and searched
two neighboring houses as helicopters
circled overhead, shining bright lights
on the buildings.
Egyptian-born cleric Abu Hamza
al-Masri was not arrested, though
Britain has ordered him to quit his
pulpit for his inflammatory sermons
and he is wanted in Yemen on terror
Police, who have had al-Masri under
surveillance for months, said the raid
was linked to the Jan. 5 discovery of
ricin in a London apartment.
Hollywood cartoonist
Hirschfeld dies at 99
Al Hirschfeld, whose graceful, fluid
caricatures captured the essence of per-
formers fron Charlie Chaplin to Jerry
Seinfeld, died yesterday. He was 99.
Hirschfeld, who first had his draw-
ings published, in the 1920s andconti
ued into the new century, died at his
home, said his wife, Louise.
He claimed his creative process
was somewhat of a mystery, even to
"All I know is that when it works,
I'm aware of it. But how it's accom-
plished, I don't know,"he once said.
"Through trial and error you elimi-
nate and eliminate and get down to the
pure line and how it communicates to
the viewer," he said. "The last drawing
you do is the best one - it should be."
His drawings usually contained hid-
den tributes to his daughter, Nina.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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