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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 3

GOVERNMENT

MSA votes to fund Ben Folds concert

* Bill would
penalize minors
for returning from
Canada drunk
A bill introduced in the state House
of Representatives last week would
prohibit minors from returning drunk
after a night of legal alcohol consump-
tion in Canada. The proposal faced
strong opposition when it was debated
in the state House. The state Court of
Appeals in 2002 ruled that drinking
laws could not be applied to people
who become intoxicated in Canada.
State Sen. Valde Garcia (R-Liv-
ingston) said, "The person in question
must demonstrate or prove they have
consumed that alcohol in Canada' in
order to exonerate himself under cur-
rent law, but he was unsure what con-
stituted permissible evidence.
Dean may be
planning to scale
back campaign
Senior advisers, speaking on condi-
tion of anonymity, said Democratic
presidential candidate Howard Dean
was considering dramatically scaling
back his campaign with no hope of
winning the presidency. He was just
as likely to cede the nomination and,
with hopes of becoming a kingmaker,
endorsing a rival.
Dean called both John Edwards and
John Kerry, who defeated him in the
Wisconsin primary yesterday, to dis-
cuss his next step, sources in all three
campaigns said. The conversation with
Edwards was said to be warm and
friendly, aides to Dean and Edwards
. said, adding that it was inconclusive.
Advisers said Dean believes his
fund-raising prowess could help
reshape the race if he throws his sup-
port behind Edwards. But they did not
rule out Dean endorsing Kerry, a move
they said could seal the nomination for
the Massachusetts lawmaker.
Edwards plans to
campaign in 10
upcoming states
Edwards, his dream of a head-to-
head matchup now a reality, declared,
"We'll go full-throttle to the next group
of states." The North Carolina senator
pledged to campaign in California,
New York, Ohio and seven other states
holding primaries or caucuses March
2. At stake will be 1,151 delegates,
. more than half the total needed to
claim the nomination.
Edwards' Wisconsin breakout was
fueled by the highest Republican
turnout of the primary season and vot-
ers who made their decision in the last
week. His deepest support was in the
GOP suburbs of Milwaukee.
"That's been happening in other pri-
maries, too," Edwards told The Associ-
ated Press. "Republicans who would
consider voting Democratic and inde-
pendents are the people we have to win
over to win the general election. That's
why I'm the best candidate to take on
George Bush."
Judge orders
Dean to explain
sealed records
A Vermont judge yesterday ordered
Dean, the former governor, to detail
the contents of his gubernatorial
records and explain his decision to
keep them out of the public domain.
Dean has justified his decision by
saying that withholding gubernatorial

documents from the public is common
practice and protected under executive
privilege.
The records from Dean's 12 years
as governor were to be sealed until
2013. Judicial Watch, a Washington-
based public interest group, filed the
suit. The judge did not grant the
group's request to force the release of
the documents.
Kerry kicks off
four-day campaign,
heads to Ohio
Kerry embarked upon a four-day
campaign Monday to focus on eco-
nomic issues. Rep. Dick Gephardt of
Missouri, a former Democratic presi-
dential candidate, campaigned with the
senator in Wisconsin yesterday.
Kerry travels to Ohio today to cam-
paign in what a senior advisor told
CNN was a key battleground state.
Tomorrow, Kerry will formally receive
the AFL-CIO's endorsement at a labor
rally in Washington.
Republican voters

By Cianna Freeman
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly voted last
night to sponsor their first concert - a perform-
ance by Ben Folds.
The former frontman for Ben Folds Five will
play solo at Hill Auditorium on April 3.
"There is very high demand for him because
he appeals to a very broad base in this campus,"
said MSA Communications Chair Jesse Levine.
"His music is good to relax to and chill with
friends."
LSA Student Government and University
Hillel will also sponsor the show, along with
the main organizer Big Ticket Productions, a
student group.

BTP member and LSA junior Chuoh Ngeh
said the concert was carefully chosen.
"We did market research on bands that have
been successful on many other campuses," Ngeh
said. "We picked Ben Folds based on who stu-
dents wanted and what we could afford."
The student group is committed to bringing
local and national bands and comedians to stu-
dents, Ngeh said.
MSA members said the student government
allocations will go toward funding for the show's
advertisements.
MSA's funding of the concert is the beginning
of a good relationship between MSA, LSA-SG
and BTP, Levine said.
It's a good opportunity for the student govern-
ment to fund something entertaining for the stu-

dents, he added.
The tickets for the Ben Folds concert went on
sale Monday for $15 to $30 for students. Half of
the tickets have already been sold, Ngeh said.
The assembly also voted to support the rental
of accessory dwelling units for students in Ann
Arbor. ADUs are additional living spaces that
include additions to or conversions of current
housing, and they would give students more
housing options, MSA members said.
"ADUs are legal in Ann Arbor, but not to rent
to people other than your family members,"
SNRE junior Elizabeth Graham said.
Some members of Students for PIRGIM
attended the meeting and asked MSA to support
ADUs because they are "increasing density" and
improving housing in Ann Arbor.

PIRGIM member and RC sophomore Pamela
Baker said student involvement on this housing
issue is important.
"By having MSA endorsing and supporting
this resolution, it shows City Council that
students can be involved, especially since we
are such a large percentage of this area,"
Baker said.
RC senior Adriane Davis added, "We want to
get the community involved. ... Two years ago
this proposal got shot down because there were
a lot of misinformed residents, so we want to
hold forums to help educate the community
about ADUs."
MSA President Angela Galardi will write a
letter to the Ann Arbor City Council voicing stu-
dents' support of ADUs.

Man charged in
fatal shooting of
Detroit officers

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DETROIT (AP) - A man who
police say fatally shot two officers dur-
ing a traffic stop was charged yester-
day with murder.
An innocent plea was entered on
behalf of Eric Marshall during his
afternoon arraignment on two counts
of first-degree murder, two counts of
felony murder and one count of felony
firearm in the deaths of Officers Jen-
nifer Fettig and Matthew Bowens.
Marshall, 23, faces a mandatory
penalty' of life in prison without parole
if convicted. A preliminary exam is
scheduled for March 1.
Fettig and Bowens were shot about 2
a.m. Monday. Bowens, 21, was pro-
nounced dead on arrival at Henry Ford
Hospital in Detroit. Fettig, 26, was
placed on life support. She died at 2:31
p.m., after a police helicopter had flown
her family from Petoskey to Detroit.
Yesterday, Marshall kept his head
down as he was led into the court-
room at the 36th District Court. He
fell to his knees as the charges were
read and had to be pulled up by the
officers holding him.
Magistrate Margaret Baylor asked

him if he understood the charges. He
answered affirmatively.
Outside the courthouse, Bowens'
father, James, called Marshall a
"coward."
"He killed my son in an ambush. He
doesn't deserve to live," the 56-year-
old Lincoln Park resident said.
He called for legislation requiring
that anyone accused of killing a police
officer be charged under federal law so
that they can face the death penalty in
any state.
James Bowens said Matthew, who
was the youngest of four sons and
lived with his parents, had always
dreamed of being a police officer.
"He died trying to help his partner,"
he said. "He was chasing the guy while
he was bleeding."
Police used the suspect's identifica-
tion, found in the police cruiser, to
arrest Marshall later Monday.
Fettig and Bowens are the 18th and
19th Detroit officers killed in the line
of duty since 1990.
The last time two officers died on
the same day was in August 1995 in a
traffic accident.

JORDAN STECKLOFFIDaily
Engineering freshman Sowmya Sitaram buys Girl Scout cookies from Saline Middle School
students Lindsay Schmitt and Demi Krane outside the Union yesterday.

IFC
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lot of time and effort," he said.
Assistant Director of Greek Life
John Duncan said his office plans to
mediate between the houses.
"We're in the process of gathering
information. I'm touching bases with
the chapter presidents of both organi-
zations to get an accurate account of
what occurred last Friday night. It's
nothing formal - we're just trying
to touch bases and get everything in
order," Duncan said.
He added that the Department of
Greek Life is looking into another
fraternity's involvement in the inci-
dent, but has been unable to con-
firm the identity of a third

fraternity.
"We want to figure out everyone's
involvement before we move forward,"
IFC president Casey Bourke said. "If it
needs to be, it will go through (IFC's)
judicial system."
Hoornstra said he was surprised at
the amount of interest shown in the
incident so far, especially by the
media.
"To me, it doesn't seem that there is
anything different than with other ones
in town. These aren't the kind of things
that catch our attention - that we dis-
cuss in crime meetings - unless there
happens to be a fraternity that we keep
going back to time and time again,"
Hoornstra said.
In addition to the administration,
some members of the Greek communi-

ty expressed concern about the
AAPD's attitude toward the violence
that occurred last Friday.
"I think we all pay taxes and
everyone deserves the services of the
Ann Arbor Police Department,"
Bourke said.

Corrections:
A story on Page 1 of yesterday's Daily should have referred to NERS as the
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences department.
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"I, TOO, SING AMERICA"
"ARAB DIARIES: YOUTH"
Thursday, February 19, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Rackham Amphitheatre
Open to the Public - Free Admission
Opening remarks by Laura Haddad
Post-screening discussion with Director Joan
Mandell, Fatina Abdrabboh, and Professors Carol
Bardenstein, Muge Gocek and Nadine Naber
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