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www.mkch/gandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXV, No. 66 62005 The Michigan Daily
Horton charged in domestic assault
Basketball star faces
possible jail time for
By Eric Ambinder
and Karl Stampfl
Daily Staff Reporters
Michigan basketball point guard Daniel Hor-
ton was arraigned yesterday on a domestic vio-
Horton allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the
neck and choked her on Dec.
10, Ann Arbor police Lt.
Michael Logghe said. Three
days later, Horton's girlfriend
filed a police report. She did s
not seek medical attention.
Horton was arraigned by
the 15th District Court after
turning himself in yester-
day on a warrant for the Horton
misdemeanor charge. Pos-
sible charges include up to 93 days in jail and
a $500 fine.
He was released on a $5,000 bond, court admin-
istrator Keith Zeisloft said.
The court appointed an attorney for Horton,
Zeisloft said. His preliminary examination is
scheduled for Feb. 9 - the same date of Michigan
football defensive tackle Larry Harrison's exami-
nation. Harrison was arraigned on four felony
charges of indecent exposure. Horton will appear
before Judge Ann Mattson.
Horton will not have to miss out-of-state games
because of the charge. In most cases, alleged crimi-
nals arraigned on domestic violence are not permit-
ted to leave the state, but Magistrate Michael Gatti
said Horton will be allowed to leave for basketball
games. Gatti ordered Horton not to use illegal drugs
or alcohol and not to contact the alleged victim.
Horton had 16 points, five assists and four
rebounds in Michigan's 71-62 loss against No. 24
Wisconsin on Saturday. The guard had to be helped
off the floor with just under two minutes remaining
in the game after injuring his right knee. Horton
previously injured his left knee during a practice
on Dec. 5, keeping him out of action for six games
this season. Horton's status for Thursday's game at
Michigan State is uncertain.
The former Cedar Hill, Texas star has career
averages of 13.4 points and four assists per game
while shooting 37.1 percent from the floor. Horton
was named the M.V.P. of the 2004 National Invi-
tational Tournament and was the 2003 Big Ten
Freshman of the Year.
In April 2003, former Michigan basketball for-
ward Bernard Robinson was arrested and charged
with three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual
conduct. Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts
of misdemeanor assault and battery and was sen-
tenced to a year of probation and fined $850. Rob-
inson was allowed to play basketball at Michigan
during his senior year.
- The Associated Press contributed to this
By Jeremy Davidson
Daily Staff Reporter
Advice Online, the Michigan Student Assem-
bly website that posted course evaluations for
classes and aided students in planning their class
schedules, has been inaccessible to students for
one academic year now.
Advice Online was dismantled last year due to sev-
eral technical problems, MSA representatives said.
"We hope the site will be running again for stu-
dents to register for summer and fall classes in 2005,
but we aren't sure when it will be finished," said LSA
sophomore Justin Paul, chair of MSA's Communica-
Paul said the site is unavailable because of several
"The first main problem we had with Advice
Online was that the site couldn't hold any more infor-
mation," Paul said.
"The second problem was that it couldn't take a
large number of people accessing the information at
one time. These issues haven't been resolved yet."
Paul said he is unable to comment at this time
about when Advice Online will be back up and run-
ning but hopes that it will be soon.
Since it was put online in 1997, the website has
tabulated results from previous course evaluations
and median grades from each class. When it was
functioning, many students used Advice Online to
determine which courses and professors to take and
which to avoid.
"Advice Online is a tremendous resource for stu-
dents and advisors,"' said Phil Gorman, associate
director of LSA Academic Advising. "We hope MSA
can work out their technical difficulties as quickly as
"The site is definitely beneficial for students when
they are going to register," Paul said. "It provides
important information to students in deciding what
classes to take."
Paul added that the website's year-long absence
has been a problem for many students.
"Students feel like they don't have as good a per-
spective on the teacher, workload, expected grade or
the overall view of the course," Paul said. "It's hard to
gauge what these things will be. Students have been
eager for the website to be up and running."
See ADVICE, Page 7
Kinesiology sophomore Michael Rykse slides down an ice tunnel carved out of a snow mound on Richard L. Kennedy Drive beside the Michigan Union last night. Engineering
sophomores Curtis Franklin, Nick Pelliccia, Ben Przeslawski and other friends carved out the structure Sunday night after seeing the mound from their West Quad dorms.
By Carissa Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
As the University moves forward in its
search for a final architectural plan for Michi-
gan Stadium, University students and alumni
reacted with mixed emotions to the proposed
For many students, most of the concern
about the proposed stadium changes centers
on the student seating section and how it will
be affected. The University has not yet out-
lined any specific changes to the student sec-
tion of the stadium.
"I think (renovation) is a good idea as long
as they don't decrease seating or make it more
crowded than it already is," said LSA sopho-
more Kevin Dietz. "There are definitely areas
of the stadium that are run down and need
(fixing), but if it takes away from student seat-
ing or if every student can't get a seat, that is
definitely a con."
The proposed stadium renovations include
the addition of luxury seats, club seating and
orry some students
widening of seats and aisles. Whether the
renovations will increase or decrease over-
all capacity will not be known until a plan is
finalized, but University administrators have
said they are interested in seeking student
input for the renovations.
Brian Lucier, an Art and Design junior,
said he has mixed feelings about the reno-
vations, particularly regarding the proposed
widening of seats and aisles.
"If there could be a way of widening the
seats without decreasing the quantity, that
would be awesome because the seats are pret-
ty tight," Lucier said.
Lucier added that he is concerned about the
feel of the stadium being altered as a result of
the addition of luxury boxes.
"I think it takes something away from the
stadium, makes it too commercialized," Luc-
Alex Mitchell, an LSA freshman and
an offensive lineman on the football team,
echoed Lucier's sentiments.
See STADIUM, Page 7
By Chloe Foster
Daily Staff Reporter
Photographs of the Iowa cornfield where "Field
of Dreams" was filmed and of the world's largest
ball of twine in Wisconsin will soon be featured
in the University's Special Collections Library.
These photographs are part of a collection com-
piled by the late Douglas Pappas, a Law School
alum, who traveled the country's back roads and
small highways, documenting roadside attractions.
The collection was donated to the University by
his mother, Carolyn Reed Pappas.
Pappas was an attorney in New York, special-
izing in civil and commercial law. When he was
Prof studies clouds'
effect on warming
By Philip Svabik
Daily Staff Reporter
While most scientists today agree that
global warming is indeed taking place,
determining the severity and exact onset
of its effects is the critical question fac-
ing these scientists because there are
numerous variables involved with cli-
mate change. University Atmospheric,
Oceanic and Space Sciences Prof. Joyce
Penner is trying to predict the future of
global climate change through the study
Greenhouse gases, such as carbon
dioxide, commonly released by industri-
al burning of fossil fuels and the burning
of rainforests in the tropics, are the pri-
Penner added that a common miscon-
ception about global climate change is
that greenhouse gases are the only cul-
prit. But she said virtually any pollut-
ant released into the atmosphere, from
the sulfur expelled from cars to gases
released from landfills, can influence
"I am very confident that eventu-
ally we'll see a pretty major change in
earth's temperature and weather. I think
it's important to figure out what kind of
steps we should take to avoid very bad
consequences, and it's important to fig-
ure out how soon we need to take those
steps," she said.
Penner's current research is focused
on aerosols, which are particles expelled