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Monday
February 17, 2003
©2003 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXIII, No. 96

One-hundred-twelve years of editorial freedom

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Millions around

world protest
NEW YORK (AP) - More than claimed the big
250 people were arrested during a million accord
massive demonstration against pos- London reported
sible war in Iraq as tens of thou- in what police
sands of protesters packed a largest protest ev
20-block area north of United Police in New'
Nations headquarters, New York that chanted and1
police said yesterday. in the city's bit
Most of the 257 arrests were for 100,000-strong
disorderly conduct and other minor estimated it att
violations that mostly resulted in that size.
tickets to appear in court, police In Los Angele
said. Five people were arrested on mated the crowd
felony charges and 53 on misde- son was arrested
meanors. to vandalize a G
The New York protest was just an outstanding w
one of scores that brought out mil- disturbing the p
lions of people across the nation and Officer Lucy Dia
around the world Saturday. Rome See P

war
ggest turnout - 1
ing to police, and
d more than 750,000
called the city's
ver.
York said the crowd
listened to speakers
ter cold was about
while organizers
three to five times
s, where police esti-
[at 30,000, one per-
for allegedly trying
ap store, another for
warrant and three for
eace, Los Angeles
4z said.
PROTESTS, Page 2A

Students' voices on
war carry many tones

By Emily Kraack
Daily Staff Reporter

Tens of thousands of people in New
York, San Francisco and East Lansing
joined millions worldwide to protest
war against Iraq Saturday.
Two University students were
among the 257 protesters arrested at
AP PHOTO the New York City rally.
The protests come at a time when
issues of national security, U.S. rela-

tions with Iraq and heightened terror
alerts are some of the most controver-
sial topics on campus.
Anti-War Action! member Max
Sussman, an LSA sophomore, tied the
war against Iraq to the war on terror.
"Further aggression by the U.S. in
Iraq and around the world will lead to
more terror alerts like this because
US. aggression abroad increases ani-
mosity," he- said.
See STUDENTS, Page 2A

A girl Is seen among peace activists carrying banners reading "Alliance - Stop the war" during an anti-war rally in central Athens on Saturday. Millions of people
worldwide also held demonstrations against a possible war in Iraq.

Former booster
' Ed Martin dies
of blood clot
By J. Brady McCoflough
Daily Sports Editor

'M' reps testify at
NCAA committee
meeting in Florida

About five hours after University officials finished meeting
with the NCAA Committee on Infractions Friday in Coral
Gables, Fla., former Michigan basketball booster Ed Martin
died in a Detroit hospital.
Martin, the centerpiece of the scandal that has rocked the
University basketball program for the
past seven years, died around 7 p.m.,
Henry Ford Hospital spokeswoman
Elana Chrisman said. The expected
cause of death is a puhnonary embolism
- a blood clot in the lungs.
Martin's death should have no bearing
on the NCAA's decision on whether or
not to levy further sanctions against the
basketball program.
"The expectation is that it is done,"
said University General Counsel Marvin Ed Martin
Krislov, referring to the chances of the
NCAA investigation being opened again. "But you can never
say never.",
But Martin's passing will likely play a huge role in the
trial of Sacramento Kings' star Chris Webber, who is
scheduled to go on trial after the conclusion of the NBA
playoffs in July. Webber has been indicted twice for lying
to a federal grand jury in August 2000. Federal prosecutors
See MARTIN, Page 7A
Bead buyer

Playwright and feminist activist Eve Ensler speaks to a audience Friday, commemorating
the significance of V-Day, which stands for valentine, violence and vagina.
Ensler promotesend
to do-mestic violence

By Seth Klempner
Daily Sports Writer
One rolled Ford Explorer, three investigations,
four former Michigan basketball players, eight
years of speculation and $616,000 in "extra bene-
fit" payments. They all finally came to a conflu-
ence during a five-hour meeting with the NCAA
Committee on Infractions at the Hyatt Regency
Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla. Friday morning.
An eight-member team representing Michigan
went down along with a group of NCAA investiga-
tors to appear before the committee's hearing, and
fielded a slew of questions from representatives
throughout the meeting.
"It went just as great as we could have expected,"
said Michigan Athletic Director Bill Martin, who
admitted to being nervous prior to the hearing.

The meeting commenced at 8:30 a.m. when the
committee's chairman, Tom Yeager, called the
meeting to order. University President Mary Sue
Coleman then gave the opening address for Michi-
gan. Soon after the hearing reconvened following
lunch, Michigan coach Tommy Amaker excused
himself to return to Ann Arbor to prepare for Satur-
day's basketball game against Ohio State.
The hearing concluded shortly after 2 p.m., leav-
ing nothing for the Michiganr representatives to do
other than wait for the NCAA's decision. Martin
said the committee would render its verdict in five
to seven weeks.
Martin said Michigan's representatives
admired the level of readiness and organization
of the NCAA. The committee was able to move
through the 10 to 15 pounds of material quickly
See NCAA, Page 7A

By Elizabeth Anderson
Daily Staff Reporter
Try to imagine a world without vio-
lence against women. Women's shel-
ters and rape crisis hotlines would no
longer exist. The one out of four col-
lege women with devastating assault
stories would have other stories. With
such images in mind, playwright and
feminist activist Eve Ensler not only
believes an end to violence against
women is possible, but she works daily

with her organization, V-Day, to
achieve this goal.
"I can't think of a place I would
rather be on V-Day than here," Ensler
said to a packed crowd at the Chem-
istry Building Friday afternoon. "I'm
in total awe of the women and vagina-
loving men on this campus."
The V in V-Day name stands for
valentine, violence and vagina.
Ensler's speech at the University
coincided not only with V-Day and
See ENSLER, Page 7A

U.S. child is first recipient
of VAD heart transplant

Snow slows progress
of amicus brief filing

By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter

Inclement weather in Washington
hindered plans for two special events
today regarding the upcoming U.S.
Supreme Court lawsuits dealing with
the University's use of race in its
admissions policies. The events were
scheduled to coincide with tomorrow's
deadline for the University and its sup-
porters to file briefs with the court.
University President Mary Sue

Coleman was originally planning to
give the keynote address at the annual
meeting of the American Council of
Education at the Marriot Wardman
Park Hotel today.
Following that, Coleman - along
with representatives of organizations
filing amicus briefs with the Universi-
ty - was to hold a press conference to
address questions about the lawsuits.
Due to 24 inches of snowfall in
the Washington area last night, the
See BRIEFS, Page 7A

University surgeons implant
ventricular assist device in
world's youngest recipient
By Erin Saylor
Daily Staff Reporter
Surgeons at the University of Michigan Health
System have successfully implanted the first
DeBakey ventricular assist device in a child in the
United States. The 10-year-old girl, who celebrated
her 11th birthday three days after the operation, is
the youngest in the world to receive the device.
Doctors feared that the young girl, who
suffers from a heart disease called idiopathic
dilated cardiomyopathy, would not live long
enough to receive a new heart, said Eric
Devaney, an assistant professor of surgery at
the UMHS.
"All other forms of treatment were deemed
ineffective for a person her size," Devaney,
who led the surgery, said. "We didn't think
she would survive until a transplant was
available."

While the girl - whose name is not being
released - is still waiting for a transplant,
Devaney said that she is now doing well, able
to move around easily and maintain her
health.
Designed for end-stage heart failure
patients awaiting transplant, the DeBakey
VAD is implanted in the chest cavity and
attached to the heart to help pump blood.
Devaney said that instead of delivering pulsi-
ple flow like most heart pumps - flow that
pumps with the heartbeat - this device
offers continual flow. He added that the
miniature pump, measuring 1 inch by 3 inch-
es and weighing only four ounces, was ideal
for the small patient.
The DeBakey VAD is one-tenth the size of
the heart-assist devices currently on the market
and designed to treat those with smaller body
types, such as petite women and children.
"It affords more flexibility for us surgeons.
Many such devices are very large and can't be
implanted entirely in the body," Devaney said.
"All that comes out with this is a wire that con-
See HEART, Page 7A

Plymouth resident Janet Krust shops at the
Bead Gallery on East Liberty Street.

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