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New weapons inspector refocuses search
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Five years ago...
After a week of controversy over
the election vote, Brain Elias and
Andy Coulouris were officially
named Michigan Student Assembly
president and vice president,
Due to 71 fraudulent votes cast in
the election, the election board held a
partial revote that reaffirmed Elias'and
"I've never been so proud to be a
part of something in my whole life,"
Couloris said, after hearing about his
10 years ago...
Although James Duderstadt was
named president of the University, he
was not the first choice for the posi-
tion, according to a recently released
court files. After reviewing five
finalists for the position, the Board
of Regents was prepared to offer the
position to Vartan Gregorian, presi-
dent of the New York Public Library
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor),
however, made it clear he did not sup-
After Baker made a phone call to
Gregorian expressing his disapproval,
Gregorian withdrew his name from
consideration, leaving Duderstadt as
the lone candidate.
"When Regent Paul Brown called
to ask if I had made a decision, I told
him I did not want to go to a place
where someone was pledging guerilla
warfare," Gregorian said.
March 30, 1984
A simple and lighthearted game led
to several incidents involving the
police at the University. "The Assasi-
nation Game," or "Killer" - a game in
which each player was assigned to
"kill" another player with a toy gun
while being stalked by a third - was
popular on campus.
The game, however, had serious
consequences when police were
called on several occasions because
observers thought the threat was real.
Students maintained the game was an
innocent release of tension, but Uni-
versity Housing Security Supervisor
Fran Foster said it was disruptive and
promoted real violence.
Yet despite their objections, Univer-
sity officials said they will still allow
the game to be played. "It's hard to
ban a game," Vice President for Stu-
dent Services Henry Johnson said.
March 30, 1954
University President Harlan Hatcher
postponed a decision on the construc-
tion of the Student Activities Building
on other pending projects and finance
restrictions. The proposed cost of the
center was $200,000 to $350,000.
March 31, 1953
A proposal to eliminate listings
with racial or national origin qualifi-
cations in the Office of Student
Affairs off-campus housing file was
placed before the Student Legisla-
ture. According to the proposal, only
landlords who were willing to rent
their housing without any race or
nationality qualifications would be
listed with the University.
April 2, 1946
Law student John Wilson described
his involvement in the atomic bomb
mission over Japan. Wilson piloted
the lead ship when the atomic bomb
was dropped over Hiroshima on
August 6, 1945.
"By the time the bomb was dropped,
our plane was 150 miles from the tar-
get, but we could see the thick cloud of
smoke that rose from the explosion,"
April 2, 1983
A committee collected nearly 2,000
student signatures in a day and a half to
protest against The Michigan Daily.
The petition charged that the new edi-
tors were publishing articles that were
sensational with increased racial, gen-
der and religious tensions.
The petition accused the Daily of
misquoting sources and misrepresent-
ing the news.
Brian Sher, head of the Committee
for a Responsible Michigan Daily, said
the committee's goal was to make the
Daily publicly admit to practicing irre-
"If a group this size comes to the
Daily, they will have to respond,"
March 30, 1970
The Black Action Movement organ-
WASHINGTON (AP) - Still unable to find
banned Iraqi weapons, the new U.S. weapons
inspector said yesterday his strategy is to expose
Saddam Hussein's intentions regarding weapons
of mass destruction.
Charles Duelfer, the CIA's special adviser on
the weapons hunt, said the Iraq Survey Group he
oversees is looking for a comprehensive picture,
not simply an answer to the question: Were there
weapons or not?
He did not say how long the effort might take.
"We're looking at it from soup to nuts, from the
weapons end to the planning end to the intentions
end," Duelfer said at a Capitol Hill news confer-
ence, nine weeks after he took over the weapons
search. In a closed session before the Senate Armed
Services Committee earlier yesterday, Duelfer said
U.S. weapons hunters in Iraq have found more evi-
dence Saddam's regime had civilian - or "dual
use" - factories able to quickly produce biological
and chemical weapons.
And, according to declassified testimony
shared with reporters, Duelfer said the survey
group has found new evidence that Iraqi scien-
tists flight tested long-range ballistic missiles and
unmanned aerial vehicles that "easily exceeded"
U.N. limits of 93 miles.
Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the committee's
top Democrat on armed services, called on the
CIA to declassify Duelfer's status report. Levin
said he is "deeply troubled" that the public ver-
sion leaves out information that casts doubt on
the notion that Iraq had an active WMD program.
For instance, Duelfer's unclassified status
report indicates that it's unclear whether Iraq's
efforts to obtain aluminum tubes were to develop
a uranium enrichment capability. But, Levin said,
"you'd get an impression of unlikelihoods" in the
Levin said the selective use of information in
Duelfer's statement raises the same issues the
CIA has faced regarding the prewar intelligence
on Iraq. "The CIA should not go down that road
again," he said.
Through a CIA spokesman, Duelfer said he
wrote both versions of his status report, which
were not meant to draw conclusions: "They mir-
ror each other, consistent with the protections for
intelligence sources, methods and other classified
Duelfer didn't break significant ground on the
weapons search, saying he lacked sufficient infor-
mation to make conclusions about what Saddam
had. He said the survey group is still going
through 20 million pages of documents, visiting
possible weapons sites and trying to glean infor-
mation from former government officials.
Duelfer took over the job as the top civilian
weapons inspector after his predecessor, David
Kay, resigned in January and told Congress "we
were almost all wrong" about Saddam's weapons
programs. In a flurry of public statements ques-
tioning whether weapons would ever be found,
Kay renewed the debate about the very weapons
programs that the Bush administration used to
justify last year's Iraq invasion.
After yesterday's session, Senate Armed Ser-
vices Chairman John Warner (R-Va.) said the
panel wasn't considering whether Kay was cor-
rect. "It's his opinion. The opinion has been
expressed this morning that a good deal of work
remains to be done."
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serving rural land.
"It's our duty now to create more
dense communities," Heiftje said.
"We're not trying to block growth,
we're not trying to stop it - we're try-
ing to direct it."
Smith spent a good portion of his
speech encouraging city residents to get
involved in the issue of sprawl. "It's an
obligation of living here that you have
to get involved," Smith said.
The types of policy necessary to pre-
vent urban sprawl are specific zoning
codes inside and outside of the city, Las-
siter said. Participation in local govern-
ment is key in shaping this type of
policy, he said.
"Take part not just in the presidential
elections, but state and local elections as
well," he said. "Places that have done the
best job of addressing sprawl have
strong state policy."
Students for PIRGIM chairwoman
Carolyn Hwang said students can
improve the urban sprawl problem.
"Something we learned from the
Greenbelt campaign is that students
can really make a difference locally,"
"We're not trying to
block growth, we're
not trying to stop it
- we're trying to
Ann Arbor mayor
said Hwang, an LSA junior. "It's easy
to go to City Council meetings and get
involved there." The Greenbelt was a
proposal to perserve parks and green
spaces in the Ann Arbor area.
Hwang also encouraged writing to
members of Congress, getting involved
with the Michigan Student Assembly
Environmental Issues Commission and
joining Students for PIRGIM as ways
to get involved.
The evening's other panelists includ-
ed law Prof. Rick Hills and Ann Arbor
Councilmember Jean Carlberg.
Co-sponsoring the forum were the
MSA Environmental Issues Com-
mission, the Urban Issues Collabora-
tive and the Urban Planning Student
zn the rain
Geological Sciences staff member David Glaser reads his book as he waits for the bus in the rain
A photo caption on Page IA of Monday's Daily should have said 10,000 specta-
tors and participants attended the Dance for Mother Earth Pow Wow. It also should
have identified the dancer as Neil Wolfgang of the Seneca tribe of New York.
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vote impartially. She told represen-
tatives to elect people that will
work well with the assembly and
not people that will work towards
their personal agendas.
"Don't vote party lines ... don't
vote friendship lines," MSA Presi-
dent Jason Mironov said.
The assembly also passed the res-
olution to pay $3,600 for Springfest
2004. Springfest is held on the
North Campus diag on the last day
"It is like a carnival atmosphere
MTV will be a sponsor and there
will be free food," said Dan Levy,
co-chair for Springfest 2004.
Members of the assembly also
voted to fund the screening of "The
Weather Underground." The screen-
ing is yet to be scheduled.
The film about a radical group of
students who violently protested the
Vietnam War and racism in America
during the 1960s and 1970s.
MSA will also sponsor a guest
speaker, Laura Whitehorn, the
founder of the Weather Under-
"This is huge and going to get
great coverage in radical arts cir-
cles," MSA Rep. Matt Hollerbach
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