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Tuesday
February 4, 2003
©2003 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXIII, No. 87

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A2 brawl sends Pittsburgh Steeler to ER

By J. Brady McCollough
Daily Sports Editor

Former Michigan football player and Pitts-
burgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote and
three current Michigan football players were
involved in an altercation that began at around
2:30 a.m. yesterday inside Pizza House on
Church Street.
The fight began when Foote, senior offen-
sive lineman Courtney Morgan, junior run-
ning back Chris Perry, an unidentified male
and two females were joined at the restaurant

by a second group of five to six males. A few
minutes after the second group arrived at the
restaurant, the two groups began to push and
shove each other inside near the bar area,
knocking over and dislodging a hostess stand
in the process.
A Pizza House employee who wished to
remain anonymous said she began to worry
"when some of the guys started getting con-
frontational and posturing in that macho-guy
kind of way." Employees called the police
from the back of the restaurant.
"I was standing there numb," the employ-

ee said.
After knocking over the stand, the brawl
escalated outside on Church Street near Back-
room Pizzeria. Ann Arbor police arrived on
the scene soon thereafter, using pepper spray
to stop the conflict and separate the two
groups.
Foote, who just finished his rookie season
for the Steelers, was escorted away in an
ambulance with an injured thumb. He was
released from the University Hospital emer-
gency room late yesterday morning, a hospital
employee said.

Lt. Greg O'Dell of the Ann Arbor Police
Department said that it would be up to the city
attorney's office to issue warrants for the play-
ers' arrests. One of the men who was not asso-
ciated with either football team was arrested
and released soon after. O'Dell could not
release any information about him.
Both Perry and Morgan returned to Pizza
House after the brawl, asking for a glass of
milk to ease the pain that the pepper spray
caused to their eyes. The police allowed Perry,
Morgan and sophomore cornerback Markus
Curry, who was also at the scene of the inci-

dent, to drive away.
The Pizza House employee said the hostess
stand was repaired and that nothing else was
harmed by the incident.
"The only casualty was this little basket that
we kept crayons in," the employee said.
"There were crayons all over the place."
Foote, a fourth-round selection in the 2002
NFL Draft, was named Big Ten Defensive
Player of the Year for 2001. The Detroit native
tallied 26 tackles for a loss his senior season
and was named to the Football News All-
America team.

Powell will
reveal new
findings on
weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary
of State Colin Powell will present pho-
tographs of mobile biological weapons
and transcripts of overheard Iraqi con-
versations to convince allies that Sad-
dam Hussein has potent arsenals in
defiance of U.N. disarmament
demands, an administration official
said yesterday.
Powell sifted through classified U.S.
intelligence yesterday to choose what
he will make public tomorrow to the
U.N. Security Council. He is expected
to display the photographs and refer to
transcripts, an official told The Associ-
ated Press.
The chairman of the House Armed
Services Committee, Rep. Duncan
Hunter (R-Calif.), said he expected the
evidence to show details of a transfer
of technology from other countries and
the relocation of weapons systems
within Iraq.
"He can go into a level of detail with
respect to the present maintenance of
the stock that he hasn't gone into
before," Hunter said in an interview.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), who
like Hunter has received intelligence
briefings, said he would not be sur-
prised if Powell disclosed to the Secu-
rity Council information that had not
been made available to Congress.
Rockefeller, the senior Democrat on
the Intelligence Committee, said he
had not seen enough evidence to justi-
fy war against Iraq. "At this point, I
don't think it is compelling," he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tony
Blair of Britain rallied anew to support
the United States. "Show weakness
now and no one will ever believe us
when we try to show strength in the
future," he said as he prepared for a
meeting today with French President
Jacques Chirac, who is reluctant to go
to war at this point.
As the administration sought to
expand its network of potential coali-
tion partners, Powell met with the king
of Bahrain, Sheik Hamad bin Isa Al-
Khalifa, who then called on Vice Presi-
dent Dick Cheney and planned to see
President Bush at the White House.
Bahrain, which provides a base for
the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, was the tar-
get of long-range Scud missiles fired
by Iraq in the 1991 Gulf War that
reversed Iraq's annexation of Kuwait.

DPS delves
further in West
Quad accident
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
A University freshman spent his second day at University
Hospital yesterday after breaking his leg outside West Quad
Residence Hall.
LSA freshman Chase Metcalf, a member of the Michigan
wrestling team, was in stable condition yesterday after a per-
sonal injury that occurred at 7:45 Sunday morning.
How the injury occurred is still in question.
Department of Public Safety officers said that they were
called to the scene and found a male student injured outside the
building near Thompson Street. Officers said the student suf-
fered a broken leg and added that they did not know if he sus-
tained any other injuries.
DPS officers declined to comment on how the injury
occurred, stating that the incident is under investigation by
DPS Criminal Investigations Unit. The incident remained
under investigation yesterday, DPS spokeswoman Diane
Brown said.
"He had some injuries, and we have to investigate it," DPS
Officer Janet Conners said. "It's just the normal course of
some of the work we do.
Photographs taken at the scene of the incident on Thomp-
son Street show an open window on the residence hall's third
floor, where Metcalf lives. The window is not broken, but
two sets of four, long white markings are seen in the photo-
graph just below the window. Each set is about the width of
a person's hand.
It is unknown how long the markings have been present on
the building, and DPS officers refused to comment on their
presence.
Once at the scene, photographs show that DPS officers
roped off the lawn area between the building and the side-
walk. Within the area are a jacket and a sleeping bag
marked as evidence, along with several other items. DPS
y officers did not comment on the evidence, and it is
unknown whom the jacket and sleeping bag belong to or
See INJURY, Page 3

JONATHON TRIEST/Dail
LEFT: Sgt. Paul Vaughan points to the third-floor window of a West Quad resident involved in an incident on Sunday. TOP RIGHT: Markings
appear below the window. BOTTOM RIGHT: Evidence was scattered across the West Quad lawn.

Passage of bill threatens funding for NSERS

By Andrew McCormack
Daily Staff Reporter

The Immigration and Naturalization Ser-
vice's controversial National Security Entry-
Exit Registration System will soon lose all
funding if a recent appropriations bill -
already passed in the U.S. Senate - passes the
House of Representatives. The program
requires immigrants from specific, mostly
Arab countries to submit detailed personal
information like fingerprints to INS.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) introduced
the amendment to the bill that would cut the
program's funding.
"We must do more, especially at this difficult

time, to uphold America's long and proud tradi-
tion as a nation of immigrants. It is wrong to try
to build a wall around our country to strengthen
our security," Kennedy said in a written state-
ment. "Terrorism is the problem - not immi-
gration. We are strong enough to protect our
borders and our people, and compassionate
enough to welcome those who seek America's
refuge and its promise."
But many legislators have voiced different
opinions on the issue.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Detroit), who voted
against the bill, said in a written statement that
NSEERS is a "key federal (agency) at the front
lines of protecting our homeland."
Greg Palmore, public affairs officer for

"Everybody paralleled it to internment camps and
what happened in Germany, but it's not like
anyone 's being detained."
- Greg Palmore
Detroit Sector INS

Detroit Sector INS, maintains that NSEERS is
misunderstood.
"Everybody paralleled it to internment camps
and what happened in Germany, but it's not like
anyone's being detained," he said. "People need
to understand that this is to secure the interior of

the United States."
But some students have doubts about the fair-
ness of the system.
If the government is going to keep personal
information on people from some countries,
See NSEERS, Page 3

Lecturers consider
unionizing for pay

Sharp shooter

Duderstadt criticizes
current diversity plan

By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter

If formed, union would
guarantee the same pay
to faculty and GSIs
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
The need for long-term job security
coupled with the belief that their pay
is below that of graduate student
instructors' has spurred non-tenure
track faculty at the University's three
campuses to form a collective bar-
gaining unit for lecturers and visiting
and adjunct professors.
If formed, the union would be one of
a few representing non-tenure track fac-
ulty across the country and second in
Michigan, the first being the Eastern
Michigan University Federation of
Teachers.
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Curtiss, a union organizer for the Michi-
gan Federation of Teachers, which is
working with faculty members at the
Flint, Dearborn and Ann Arbor campus-
es. "This kind of organizing is really
something that has gotten off the ground
in the last couple years, as universities
have hired more and more of these
folks."
Union organizer Kirsten Herold, a
lecturer in the English department, said
she believes the union is necessary in
order to give faculty members the same
benefits given to graduate student
instructors, as well as to add job security
and increase pay.
"There are a lot of folks who are run-
ning around from two or three different
campuses, spending half the day com-
muting, teaching five or six classes a
semester and still only end up making
$20,000," Herold said. "In my depart-
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Former University President James
Duderstadt said he is not fooled by the
fact that the decline in campus diversity
during the past six ,
years has been
overshadowed by
lawsuits regarding
the use of race in
admissions.n
The Center for
Individual Rights, a'
Washington-based
law firm, filed the
lawsuits in the fall
of 1997. Oral argu- Duderstadt
ments for the cases are expected to be
heard in front of the U.S. Supreme
Court April 1.
Officially, the University's minority
enrollment increased from 20 percent
during the 1994-1995 academic year

to 26 percent during the 2001-2002
academic year, but the numbers of
blacks which Duderstadt said are "seri-
ously underrepresented," fell about 10
percent during the same period. In the
Business School, the number of blacks
dropped from 200 students in 1995-
1996 to under 100 last year.
Duderstadt attributes the minority
regressions to several possible reasons,
including actions taken by his succes-
sor Lee Bollinger, who served as Uni-
versity President from 1997 to 2001.
Duderstadt said Bollinger neglected
many facets of the Michigan Mandate,
a program established by Duderstadt in
1988 to improve diversity and the
racial climate on campus.
"The Michigan Mandate focused on
outreach into various population cen-
ters, high schools, middle schools, pro-
viding financial support, academic
support (and) changing the campus
- See DUDERSTADT. Page 3

FRANK PAYNEII
LSA junior Fitri Kusen plays a game of pool in the Michigan Union yesterday
during Lady's Day, which allows women to play for free on Mondays.

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