October 20, 2003
@2003 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXIII, No. 33
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GET DOWN AND DIRTY
vote in Dearborn
LSA senior Jenny Boueri and LSA Junior Mindy Pickens get down and dirty at the Mudbowl Saturday on the lawn of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Proceeds from the event were donated to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Mudbowltradition contiues z' 70th year
hopefuls discuss civil liberties,
peace in Middle East
By Jameol Naqvl
and Adam Rosen
Daily Staff Reporters
DEARBORN - Democratic presidential hope-
fuls sought the Arab American vote this weekend as
they addressed issues such as the U.S. presence in
Iraq, the post-Sept. 11 backlash and the Middle
East peace process.
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, former US.
of Illinois, US. __________
Rep. Dick x
Connecticut attended the Arab American Institute's
National Leadership Conference on Friday and Sat-
urday. U.S. Sens. John Kerry od Massachusetts and
John Edwards of North Carolina and U.S. Rep.
Dennis Kucinich of Ohio spoke via satellite. A rep-
resentative of retired Gen. Wesley Clark read a
statement prepared by Clark.
Regarding the Mideast peace process, Clark,
Kerry, Dean and Moseley Braun all expressed sup-
port for a two-state solution, which President Bush
has also endorsed.
Edwards said he would deal exclusively with
peace-oriented members of the Palestinian Authori-
ty, and if elected, would visit Israel himself.
Clark's representative, Edward Gabriel, told the
crowd that Israel would remain a key ally of the
United States. Edwards remarked similarly that the
United States must recognize Israel's sovereignty.
Several attendees said Israel's security wall,
which is being constructed in the West Bank, was
not sufficiently addressed by Dean and Moseley
While he voiced support for Palestinian self-
determination, Dean told the audience that Israel
had a right to defend itself from terrorist attacks.
"I really wasn't satisfied with (Dean's) view on
By Kylene Kiang
Daily News Editor
Members of the Greek community
rolled up their sleeves to get down and
dirty for the annual Mudbowl held Sat-
urday on the lawn of the Sigma Alpha
Epsilon house. In its 70th year, the Mud-
bowl has remained one of the Universi-
ty's biggest traditions, said SAE
President and LSA junior Drew Beres.
"I think it's a great tradition. It's one of the
biggest events in the Greek community
because of the notoriety it gets" he said.
The final brackets for the Mudbowl
included SAE versus Zeta Beta Tau, and
Kappa Alpha Theta versus Delta Delta
Delta for the sorority match.
SAE won the fraternity match 33-12
in a "well-played game from both sides,"
"It's definitely one of our
- Drew Beres
President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
The sorority match ended in a hard-
fought 6-6 tie after double overtime.
"The entire game was a highlight for
me," said Kappa Alpha Theta member
and LSA sophomore Hilary Goldin.
"I was shivering on the sidelines, but
it was well worth it," she said.
"One of the nicest parts was that after
the game, there wasn't any bad sports-
manship and there was no animosity. It
was a lot of fun to be part of something
that was really classy," said Kappa Alpha
Theta member and LSA junior Sara
Rapoport. "There were a couple of
bumps and bruises - nothing too seri-
ous," she added.
Before putting their abilities to the
test in the mud pit, more than 20 teams
vied for a spot in the final four during a
series of playoff games held two weeks
before the main event.
Each team must pay a $150 entrance
fee, which is donated to the C.S. Mott
"It's definitely our biggest philan-
thropic event," Beres said.
Each year, a large part of SAE's lawn
is soaked in water for two weeks before
the game. With the aid of a tractor and a
tiller, SAE transforms the land into the
infamous mud pit.
See MUDBOWL, Page 3A
U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Detrolt), listens as
presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun
answers questions at the Arab American Institute.
the wall - he should have talked about Palestinian
rights to security as well," said Yousef Fawaz, a
member of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination
Candidates attempted to present a balanced view
of the conflict.
"Israeli and Palestinian mothers cry the same
tears over the loss of their children,"Kerry said.
Addressing possible solutions, Edwards spoke of
long-term engagement with a prominent role for
the secretary of state. Kerry warned, "Provoca-
tive.:.measures only harm Israel in the long run."
Through his spokesman, Clark reminded the
audience of his success in Kosovo as supreme
allied commander of NATO, saying, "I specialize in
what others would consider impossible situations."
Clark also used his military record to bolster his
stance on Iraq. "The war has been a huge strategic
mistake for this country" his statement said, but he
added, "Relinquishing our role in reconstructing
Iraq ... is not an option." Referring to the lucrative
contracts secured by U.S. businesses for postwar
See CAMPAIGN, Page 7A
By Trista Van Tine
Daily Staff Reporter
Getting a credit card is one of the
easiest tasks on campus. Free T-shirts
and calling cards are just a couple of
ways credit card companies try to
entice students to fill out applications.
Now, students can fill out those
applications while sipping coffee.
Starbucks, in cooperation with Bank
One, has entered the credit card com-
petition with the Duetto Visa card. The
card, which launched Oct. 13, operates
as a regular Visa credit card as well as
a Starbucks Card.
The card may be more appealing
than other credit cards because con-
sumers can use it as a basic charge card
and in doing so, earn money towards
Starbucks food and merchandise.
"This is a great way for folks to sim-
plify their wallet and be rewarded for
the spending they are doing," said
David Chamberlin, spokesman for
But the influx of credit cards offered
to students has its consequences.
Nellie Mae, a student loan company,
reports that students double their credit
card debt and triple the number of
cards in their wallets between the time
they arrive on campus and graduation.
By the time college students reach
their senior year, 31 percent carry a
balance of $3,000 to $7,000.
Some students, weary of debt,
choose alternative methods. "I have a
debit card and I try to avoid credit
cards to make sure I don't spend more
money than I have," LSA freshman
Rachel Bullock said. "I have one credit
card from my parents for emergencies
According to findings by Student
Going the distance
Revamped SNRE Building
boasts eco-friendly features
By Aison Go
Daily Staff Reporter
After the completion of a $25 million
renovation project, students with classes
at the Samuel T. Dana Building will now
sit on plastic bottles, walk atop tires and
do lab work on sunflower seeds.
The Dana Building's rededication Fri-
day coincided with the 100th anniver-
sary of the School of Natural Resources
The "greening" of the building
took into consideration energy con-
servation and efficiency, the
increased use of recyclable, renew-
able and reused materials and
improved sustainability. The
improvement of indoor air quality
and water conservation also factored
into the building's new features.
"Everything in here was designed
to reduce water and energy con-
sumption and be more environmen-
tally friendly," said SNRE Dean
Recycling the materials left from
demolition was another goal of the
Instead of sending the removed-
parts to the landfill, designers
incorporated old brick into the exte-
The Greening of the Dana Building
Upholstery on all office furni-
ture and panels is recycled
Bathroom and wall tiles are
composed of about 58 percent
recycled glass. Most of the
glass came from replaced air-
S Wood from the demolished
attic was re-milled for wood trim
Plastic for countertops was
manufactured from 100 percent
A combination of recycled
tire rubber and post-industrial
colored rubber was used to
pave the floors.
Sunflower seed hulls, soy
flour and waste newspaper were
used for casework and non-wet
rior and used the wood in the for-
mer attic as decorative trim.
Other innovative components
include the recycled pop bottles
used in the upholstery of all office
furniture, ground-up tire rubber in
the corridor floors, and the sun-
flower seed hulls, soy flour and
waste newspaper compressed into
"This is the first green building on
campus," Bierbaum said. "It is a won-
derful improvement to our school."
State Rep. Chris Kolb, an SNRE
alum, said the new facility will be a
model for future "green" projects.
"It is important to be able to see a
sustainable building and use it as an
example for the government and
other education institutions," said
Kolb (D-Ann Arbor). "It's nothing
like it used to be, and it looks
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was
held Friday to celebrate this mile-
stone, accompanied by a series of
panel discussions, lectures and.
open-house tours of the renovated
building. "This is the pinnacle
event celebrating these three events
but also bringing together students,
See SNRE, Page 3A
University alum Michelle Eleby pedals down the stretch during
the third annual "South U 40," where contestants chug a 40-
ounce beer and then race four laps around the block.
Apple releases PC-compatible website for iPods
By Tomislav Ladika press release states. experience." according to the Apple news release. But many
Daily Staff Reporter "Apple and AOL are making it easy for AOL's Despite the potential benefits of the alliance, college students continue to illegally download
Students who want to buy individual songs
online instead of downloading them illegally can
now access songs from the same store, no matter
what type of computer they use.
Apple launched a new version of its online
iTunes Music Store on Thursday that allows both
PC and Macintosh users to download songs for
99 cents each and store them on their iPods. The
older version of iTunes was only compatible with
25 million U.S. members to legally buy music
online," Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve
Jobs said in a written
statement. "With just More than 400
one click, AOL members JV~
will be able to legally be downloade
preview, purchase and
download music from the iTunes Mu
the iTunes Music Store's
catalog of more than
Apple will now have to compete with online
companies such as Rhapsody Digital Music Ser-
vice and BuyMusic.com
000 ~n SCan to sell songs to people
00 songs can using Windows-based
legally from computers.
But tracks from the
4c Store. other online companies
currently can be down-
loaded only by PCs, said
Eric Ball, a senior sales representative at Ann
free songs using Kazaa and other file-sharing
services, despite a recent crackdown by the
Recording Industry Association of America on
The quality of songs purchased from online
stores is higher than that of files downloaded ille-
gally, and there is no risk that the files are infect-
ed by viruses, Ball said.
While a number of users will buy songs from
stores such as iTunes, the services will not signif-
icantly impact the music industry if the competi-
tion forces record abelsP1to lower the vrices of