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highlights. It would be unfair to say he
hasn't earned himself another chance to
right the ship, providing, of course, he
doesn't rest on his laurels.
It's also impossible to deny Carr's
prowess on the recruiting trail. He has
amassed a wonderful collection of tal-
ent for the program. He's always come
across as a kind, funny, stand-up guy.
On a personal level, Michigan couldn't
do much better.
Still, there are plenty of reasons to
worry. Much has been made of Carr's
1-4 record against Ohio State with Jim
Tressel on the Buckeyes' sideline, and
for good reason. Michigan has now
lost at least three games for six straight
seasons. It won't get any easier next
year. The Wolverines play Notre Dame,
Penn State and Ohio State on the road,
in addition to tough home contests
against Wisconsin, Michigan State and
Iowa. Fans have every right to be con-
cerned following Carr's worst season
yet, especially considering the fact that
seemingly crucial flaws weren't ironed
out over the course of the schedule.
In the Alamo Bowl, as has been the
case all season, the defense gave up

points when it mattered most. While
defensive coordinator Jim Herrmann
- perhaps the most-criticized coach in
school history - deserves much of the
blame, responsibility ultimately rests
with Carr. The same goes for the run-
ning game, which failed miserably in San
Antonio and repeatedly during the year.
But the most frustrating part
of the loss to Nebraska was the
inordinate amount of preparation
time Carr had to ready his troops
for their lackluster performance.
Sure, the officiating was horrible.
The Sun Belt crew seemed clue-
less when it came to instant replay
and missed plenty of calls, most of
which came at Michigan's expense.
Yes, the offensive line was missing
key components due to injury. But
at a certain point, Wolverine play-
ers, coaches and fans have to stop
pointing the finger at outsiders and
do some soul-searching of their
own. This is a game the Wolverines
should have won. No excuses. Down
7-0 late in the first quarter? Tied at
14 at halftime? Michigan looked like
a team that either (a) wasn't ready or
(b) didn't respect its opponent.
Perhaps it wasn't all that surprising.
Not a single person I talked to before
the game predicted Michigan to cover

the spread. But shouldn't this program
be in a position where it at least seems
No, I won't call for Carr's head.
But take a look at what Miami coach
Larry Coker did after his Hurricanes
lost an embarrassing 40-3 decision to
Louisiana State in the Peach Bowl:
He fired four long-time assistants with
a combined 59 years of experience
in the program. Even Art Kehoe, the
well-respected assistant head coach and
offensive line specialist who served as
a member of the Miami coaching staff
for five national-championship seasons,
was let go.
Though Coker's actions may seem
drastic, they might be just what that
program needs to instill the idea that
nothing short of perfection is accept-
able in Coral Gables.
It's hard to dispute the popular argu-
ment that coaches have come to feel a
bit too secure at Michigan. Now more
than ever, fans are looking for answers
and a sense of accountability.
For now, we'll just have to wait and
see if a response ever materializes. It
certainly didn't during that silent march
to the locker room in Texas.
Gabe Edelson can be reached
at gedelson@umich.edu


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backed faction Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Gen-
eral Command, a small radical group, told The Associated Press.
Speaking to reporters outside the hospital, Sharon aide
Raanan Gissin warned Israel's enemies: "To anyone who
entertains any notion to try and exploit this situation ... the
security forces and IDF (Israeli military) are ready for any
kind of challenge," he said.
But a Palestinian commentator on the Saudi-owned Al-
Arabiya network offered Sharon unexpected praise as "the
first Israeli leader who stopped claiming Israel had a right to
all of the Palestinians' land," a reference to Israeli's recent
withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
"A live Sharon is better for the Palestinians now,
despite all the crimes he has committed against us," said
Ghazi al-Saadi.
Sharon's personal physician said early Thursday that he
expects Sharon to emerge from surgery "safely."
"The prime minister is currently in surgery, it is proceeding
properly" said Dr. Shlomo Segev. "We need to wait patiently. I

expect him to emerge from it safely."
But Channel 2 TV said the prime minister was suffering from
paralysis in his lower body, and medical experts who have not
examined Sharon said chances are slim for a complete recovery.
"It's among the most dangerous of all types of strokes," with
half of victims dying within a month, said Dr. Robert A. Felberg,
a neurologist at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.
"The fact that he's on a respirator means it's extremely seri-
ous," said Dr. Philip Steig, chair of neurosurgery at Weill-Cor-
nell Medical Center in New York.
Larry Goldstein, director of Duke University's stroke pro-
gram, said much depends on the extent, location and duration
of the bleeding.
"Bleeding in some areas of the brain, if it's caught early
enough, you can actually have not a bad outcome," he said.
Sharon was put in an ambulance at his ranch in the Negev
Desert after complaining about feeling unwell. The stroke
happened during the hourlong drive to Hadassah Hospital
in Jerusalem, Dr. Shmuel Shapira of the hospital told Chan-
nel 10 TV.
Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director of Hadassah Hospital, said
Sharon suffered "a significant stroke," adding that he was "under
anesthetic and receiving breathing assistance."

Engineering freshman Kara Morris celebrates the completion of a snowman Dec. 16.
They affectionately named it "William the Fifth" after the hall and floor of the dorm
where most of its creators live.

Continued from page 1A

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as public relations issues, instead
of taking the necessary steps to
become a socially responsible cor-
Coca-Cola products will not be
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Some third-party vendors such as
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tee that generated a list of candidates
for Coleman, said searches for high-
profile positions tend to be closed to
the public because many potential
candidates will not enter an open
search. The search committee had
been working since April, shortly
after Courant announced he would
step down.
Coleman said she thinks people
will be happy with the appointment
once they learn about Sullivan's
background. Coleman cited Sulli-
van's administrative experience and
the quality of her scholarship as
important factors in her decision.
As a sociologist, Sullivan studied
labor force demography, focusing on
people with considerable debt prob-
lems. She also served in a number of
administrative positions, including
vice president and dean of graduate
studies at UT-Austin, chair of the
sociology department and director of
women's studies. Sullivan received
her master's degree and doctorate
from the University of Chicago and
her bachelor's degree from Michigan
State University.
Coleman and Sullivan also stressed
similar priorities in separate inter-
views yesterday.
The two women - the appoint-
ment also marks the first time
women have filled the University's
top two positions - both discussed
enhancing undergraduate education.
Sullivan said she wants to provide
more international opportunities for
undergraduates and more diverse
course offerings.
Sullivan said she needs to spend
time learning about the campus and
the campus culture, saying she has
told the deans that she plans to spend
her first six months "like an ethnog-
rapher," an anthropologist who stud-
ies and describes human societies.
Sullivan also talked about the impor-
tance of public higher education and
the opportunities it has provided for
many Americans - a topic about
which Coleman is often passionate.
The provost position at the Univer-
sity is highly sought after. A number
of former provosts have gone on to
become university presidents, includ-
ing Billy Frye, who became president
of Emory University; James Dud-
erstadt, who became the University

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Campus vending machines that
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stocked with alternate products or
they will stay empty.
of Michigan's president; and Nancy
Cantor, now president and chancellor
of Syracuse University. Sullivan will
be paid $340,000 a year -$50,000
more than Courant earned.
Sullivan will also receive tenure as
a professor of sociology, although it
is not clear whether she will teach a
course. She said in her first year she
will probably not be able to teach,
but that she would like to do so after-
ward if the job allows. She currently
teaches a freshman seminar called
Credit Cards, Debt and American
Society at UT-Austin, where she
has won a number of awards for her
undergraduate teaching.
At Texas, she worked to bridge the
gap between the health and academic
sides of the university, led searches
for four university presidents with-
in the Texas system and worked to
increase the amount of research
throughout the system.
She said faculty should engage in
research as well as teaching because
"universities are communities of
learners," and that the faculty should
not be exempt from learning. She
added that the experience of teaching
has also improved her research.
University Regent Andrea Fischer
Newman, who is currently the chair
of the board, called Sullivan "an
extremely impressive person." She
added that it is more important to
find the best person than to pick an
internal candidate.
Sullivan will face a number of
challenges as provost. Faced with
a sputtering economy, the state has
been cutting funding to the Univer-
sity in recent years. In 2002, the
state allocated $363 million to the
University, but that number will be
$316.3 million for 2006.
On Monday night, The Michigan
Daily published a story online saying
Coleman would name Sullivan the new
provost, the University announced her
nomination on Tuesday, earlier than
the University planned on making the
nomination public.
Sullivan's husband, Douglas Lay-
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University's law school. He helped
guide the UT system through the
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of Appeals opinion in the Hopwood
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(March 21 to April 19)
The Moon is in your sign today and
tomorrow. This gives you a slight advan-
tage over all the other signs. It can also
make you a bit more emotional.
(April 20 to May 20)
Time spent by yourself today will be
welcome, if you can manage it.
Sometimes a bit of solitude can promote
contentment and relaxation. (You've
been pushing yourself hard lately.)
(May 21 to June 20)
A confidential conversation with a
female friend might be important today.
Maybe you need to do all the talking;
maybe you need to do all the listening.
Who knows?
(June 21 to July 22)
This is a good day to talk to bosses,
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People notice you and are willing to lis-
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(July 23 to Aug. 22)
Try to do something different or out of
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(Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
This is a good day to clarify bills and

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This is a productive day at work. You
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(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
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Moon is in your fellow fire sign -
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(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Quite likely, you'll have to talk to a
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(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
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