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www.michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXVI, No. 8 @2005 The Michigan Daily
Earthquake, measured at
magnitude 7.6, called worst
disaster in Pakistan's history
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Res-
cuers struggled to reach remote, mountainous
areas yesterday after Pakistan's worst-ever earth-
quake wiped out entire villages, buried roads in
rubble and knocked out electricity and water
supplies. The death toll stood at 20,000 and was
expected to rise.
In this devastated Himalayan city, wounded
covered by shawls lay in the street, and villagers
used sledgehammers to break through the rubble
of flattened schools and homes seeking survivors.
Dean Bryan Rogers has cut
the number of lecturers in half
since taking position in 1999
By Ekyot Saini
Daily Staff Reporter
The Lecturers' Employee Organization is once
again up in arms over the problems lecturers
are facing - this time in the School of Art and
Design, where lecturers feel uncomfortable and
threatened by Dean Bryan Rogers, who is work-
ing to reduce the school's need for lecturers.
LEO alleges that the School of Art and
Design is also violating its contract with lectur-
ers by not providing them with timely evalua-
tions of their job performance. Last year, when
the school signed a contract with the lecturers,
it agreed to evaluate lecturers and then base
wages, promotions and other benefits on these
evaluations. The art school has about 20 lectur-
ers, and it has only conducted two performance
evaluations thus far.
LEO is also upset because the art school
has reduced all but two lecturers from full-
time to part-time status, limiting their wages
On Friday, LEO staged a small but visible pro-
test at a ceremony to name a studio after art school
alum Penny Stamps and her husband Roe.
"This ceremony is about the quality the Univer-
sity is known for," LEO President Bonnie Hallor-
an said. "If you juxtapose that with the treatment
of lecturers, it just doesn't match up.
Kirsten Herold, LEO co-chair, said a general
atmosphere of fear and harassment exists among
lecturers at the School of Art and Design. No lec-
turers from the school were at the protest because
of fears that their job security and personal secu-
rity would be jeopardized by their presence, Her-
She said the school does not respect the work
done by the lecturers and that the dean is actively
trying to phase out the need for lecturers. When
Rogers became dean in 1999, the art school had
about 42 lecturers; now, the school has 20.
"It has been a long-term plan of the dean to
decrease reliance on lecturers and part-time fac-
ulty, and it is not connected to LEO," University
See LEO, Page 3A
quake kills at least 20,000
The quake collapsed the city's Islamabad
Public School. Soldiers with white cloth tied
around their mouths and noses pulled a small
girl's dust-covered body from the ruins, while
the body of a boy remained pinned between
heavy slabs of concrete.
The United Nations said more than 2.5 million
people need shelter after the magnitude-7.6 earth-
quake along the Pakistan-India border. The Office
for the Coordination of Humanitarian Relief said
it urgently needed 200,000 winterized tents.
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf complained
of a shortage of helicopters needed to ferry in
relief workers, food and medical supplies, and
appealed for international help.
In Washington, President Bush said eight U.S.
military choppers were being moved to help in res-
cue efforts, and he promised financial assistance.
India, which has fought three wars with Pakistan,
also offered assistance, as did Israel, which has no
relations with the Muslim nation.
"We are handling the worst disaster in Paki-
stan's history," chief army spokesman Maj. Gen.
Shaukat Sultan said.
The quake was felt across a wide swath of
South Asia from central Afghanistan to western
Bangladesh. It swayed buildings in the capitals
of three nations, with the damage spanning at
least 250 miles from Jalalabad in Afghanistan to
Srinagar in northern Indian territory. In Islam-
abad, a 10-story building collapsed, killing at
least 24 people.
Late yesterday, helmeted rescuers found a sur-
vivor after hearing his cries for help. The thin
man in a blue shirt, looking dazed, emerged on
his own with little help and stood in front of a
crowd of cheering onlookers. One rescuer patted
his head, and the man waved and pumped his
fist in the air.
Pakistan said the death toll ranged between
20,000 and 30,000. India reported more than 600
dead, and Afghanistan said four were killed.
"We have enough manpower but we need
financial support ... to cope with the tragedy,"
Musharraf said in Rawalpindi, according to
the state-run news agency Associated Press
He also appealed for medicine and tents.
Musharraf told the British Broadcasting Corp.
he knew of as many as 20,000 people killed, and
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told CNN about
43,000 people were injured.
Musharraf said the only way to reach many far-
flung areas was by helicopter because roads were
"Our helicopter resources are limited," he
told the BBC. "We need massive cargo helicop-
Most of the devastation occurred in northern
Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the
quake was centered about 60 miles northeast of
the capital, Islamabad, in the forested mountains
of Pakistani Kashmir.
See QUAKE, Page 7A
'THIS HURTS. THIS HURTS A LOT.
GRA NT MASON, MWCHIGAN Fl FT H-YEA R SE N OR CORNERBACK
Minnesota wide receiver Jakari Wallace (7) hoists the Little Brown Jug after the Gophers defeated the Wolverines 23-20 on Saturday. Prior to Saturday's victory, the Gophers had
lost 16 straight games to the Wolverines.
Minnesota takes Jug for first time in 19 years
By Gabe Edelson
Daily Sports Writer
Dominique Barber didn't make any plays
during Michigan's last-second 23-20 loss to
Minnesota on Saturday. He didn't pick off any
of Chad Henne's passes, break up any potential
receptions or force any fumbles. Barber - a
Minnesota special teamer and backup safety
- didn't even make a tackle against the Wolver-
ines. But the sophomore made a most important
grab immediately after the final whistle.
Barber led his teammates in a charge across
the field and down the Michigan sideline, where
he became the first Gopher in 19 years to touch
the Little Brown Jug. Barber swiped the coveted
102-year-old trophy away from the Wolverines'
head equipment manager, Jon Falk, and raised it
over his head before handing it to Minnesota's
seniors. Falk, who has acted in the same capacity
at Michigan since 1974, watched as the Golden
Gophers celebrated with the famed water con-
tainer for just the third time in his 32 years with
the Maize and Blue.
"I'll remember this for the rest of my life,"
Barber said after relinquishing his hold on the
Jug. "The feeling I feel right now, it's unexplain-
able. I'm speechless."
How appropriate that Barber's father, Marion
Jr., played running back and scored a touchdown
for Minnesota in 1977's rivalry game. That was
the only year, other than 1986, the Gophers had
beaten Michigan in the past 38 years.
"My dad talks about (winning the Jug) every
day," the younger Barber said, the Minnesota
block 'M' emblazoned on his eye-black. "So it
feels good that I get to go home and talk about
The 21st-ranked Wolverines suffered the third
defeat of their disappointing season because of
offensive ineptitude, defensive breakdowns and
"We didn't block very well, we didn't protect
very well, we had a couple of receivers open and
we didn't hit them," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
said. "We dropped balls. You name it ... we
need to work on it."
The Wolverines were able to muster just 94
total yards on the ground and 155 through the
air, including a mere 95 total yards in the second
half. Michigan's next opponent, Penn State, gar-
nered 539 offensive yards while crushing Min-
nesota 44-14 last week. The Wolverines didn't
put together a single touchdown drive of longer
than 23 yards in the entire game. Minnesota,
meanwhile, rolled up 403 total yards of offense.
Gophers running backs Laurence Maroney and
Gary Russell carried the ball for 129 yards and
128 yards, respectively, to fuel Minnesota's
See MINNESOTA, Page 7A
TACKLES FOR TOTS
Miers to face tough questions
on abortion, qualifications
WASHINGTON (AP) - As doubts grow about her
abortion views, Harriet Miers will face vigorous ques-
tioning on privacy rights and her qualifications for the
Supreme Court, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary
Committee said Sunday.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) said President Bush's
pick to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
must show she can handle complicated legal issues
and has not cut deals with the White House to over-
turn Roe v. Wade.
Miers's nomination has caused division among con-
servatives, and a leader of the right said he will not be
satisfied until it is clear whether Miers, a longtime Bush
confidante who has never been a judge, would overturn
the 1973 landmark abortion ruling.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, are considering having Focus on
the Family founder James Dobson testify at Miers's
confirmation hearings. Dobson has said he is confident
Miers opposes abortion, based on private assurances
from the White House.
Disputing that, Leahy said Miers assured him that
she had not made any promises on how she would vote
"If assurances were given of how any nominee -
whether this nominee or anybody else - and some-
body gives assurances how they're going to vote in
an upcoming case, I would vote against that person,"
said Leahy, who appeared with Specter on ABC's
In recent days, many conservatives have expressed
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