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Friday, January 25, 2008

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NEAR-CAMPUS SHOOTING
Myrick
turns
himself i
to police
'U' student was accompanied
by attorneys at AAPD Detective
Bureau more than a week after
near-campus shooting
By LISA HAIDOSTIAN
Daily Staff Reporter
Engineering senior Andrew Myrick turned himself
in to police yesterday afternoon, more than a week
after police began searching for him in connection
with a fatal shooting near North Campus.
Myrick was arraigned on a misdemeanor marijua-
na possession charge yesterday. He was released on
personal bond, or a "promise that he'll come back to
court," said Sgt. Mike Lance of the Ann Arbor Police
Department.
Myrick, who arrived at Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment's Detective Bureau with attorneys yesterday at
about 1 p.m., has not been charged in connection with
the homicide.
Police have said the Jan.16 incident appeared to be a
failed drug- or money-related robbery attempt involv-
ing four people trying to break into Myrick's residence,
and that the shooting death occurred when Myrick
shot and killed one of the intruders. Because the inves-
tigation of the shooting death is ongoing, it has not yet
been decided whether the homicide will be ruled an act
of self-defense.
When police entered the house, they found 29-year-
old Ypsilanti resident David Copeland dead along with
an AK-47 type weapon and 12 to 14 bullet holes.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the
attempted robbery. 20-year-old Michael Don Bailey of
Ypsilanti, the fourth suspect, remained at large as of
See SHOOTING, Page 7

LSA sophomore Sharief EI-Gabri gathered with about 20 other students on the Diag Thursday night for a candlelight vigil address humanitarian concerns in Gaza.

TWO EVENTS, TWO VIEWS

As Israeli defense
official visits, students
gather to support
Palestinian people
By ZOE BAMBERY
.and DANIEL STRAUSS
Daily StaffReporters
In a speech yesterday at the Michi-
gan Union, Chuck Freilich, a former top
Israeli defense official said he thought a
resolution in the conflict between Israe-
lis and Palestinians was still far away.
About 75 people attended the speech,
sponsored by the University student
group American Movement for Israel.
At the same time, about 20 students

held a candlelight vigil on the Diag to
support people suffering in the Gaza
Strip.
Freilich, who served as Israel's Depu-
ty National Security Adviser for Foreign
Affairs from 2000 to 2005 and is now a
senior fellow in the International Secu-
rity Program at Harvard University,
emphasized in his speech that lasting
peace agreements are difficult to sustain
because of the intricacy of Israel's rela-
tions with other Middle Eastern nations
and radical groups. He said he thinks
the Palestinian leadership will have to
make compromises if it wants peace and
stability.
"I really think the Palestinians have
to learn to take 'yes' for an answer and to
agree to less than 100 percent," he said.
"That's the way the world works. You
don't get 100 percent of what you want."

Meanwhile, on the Diag, in tempera-
tures hovering around 10 degrees, stu-
dents protested Israel's treatment of the
Palestinian people.
LSA sophomore Andrew Dalack, one
of the vigil's organizers, began the vigil
by passing around journal entries posted
on the Internet by Gaza Strip residents.
Many of the entries described the
living conditions in Gaza since Israel
cut off the electricity in the region last
week. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud
Barak ordered a shutdown in all exports
to the Gaza Strip in an effort in an effort
to deter Palestinian extremists from fir-
ing rockets into Israel.
The entries described a population on
the verge of starvation, while hospitals
and medical centers have been forced to
shut down or scale back operations. At
See LECTURE, Page 7

Chuck Freilich, Israel's former dety
national security adviser for foreign affairs,
spoke at the Michigan League last night.

RESIDENCE HALL S ASSOCIATION
Group leader cited
for indecent exposure

Eastman could face
$1,000 fine, three
years of jail time if
found guilty
By JOE STAPLETON
Daily StaffReporter
LSA senior Andrew Eastman,
president of the University Resi-
dence Halls Association, is fac-
ing criminal charges after he was
arrested for indecent exposure
on Jan. 13 in West Quad.
Eastman, who waived his right
to a jury trial Tuesday, is sched-
uled. for a bench trial on Feb. 22
at 9:30 a.m. at the Washtenaw
County Courthouse before a
judge who will hear the case and
administer a sentence.
Eastman, who declined to
comment for this article, issued
a public apology during an RHA
meeting at Alice Lloyd Hall last
night.
He said that as the RHA presi-
dent, he is held to a higher stan-
dard of conduct than most.
However, he denied the
charges being brought against
him.
"These charges are false, and
I plan on fighting them," he
said.

If convicted, Eastman could
receive a 3-year probation sen-
tence or even jail time. He could
also be fined up to $1,000 and
forced to submit a DNA sample.
Steve Hiller, the deputy chief
assistant prosecutor for Washt-
enaw County, said the sentencing
depends on many factors.
"It depends entirely on what
happened in this particular
case, what kind of criminal his-
tory, how egregious was the case,
what's said at the trial," he said:
Although the incident alleged-
ly took place in West Quad, many
residents there hadn't heard any-
thing about Eastman's arrest.
At the same meeting, Timothy
Bekkers, RHA's vice president
of finance, had some news of his
own. He submitted his resigna-
tion soon after Eastman gave his
apology.
"I am just not strong enough
to continue in this organization,"
Bekkers said.
Bekkers declined comment
after the meeting.
Jerry Ilar, RHA's vice presi-
dent of public relations, said
during the meeting that the orga-
nization will continue its work
for campus residents and will try
to recover from Eastman's arrest
and Bekker's resignation.
"We're just going to take it day
by day," Ilar said.

BENJi DELL/Daily
LSA junior and Student Veterans Association President Wayne Bulinda sits in
the Office of New Student Programs, which will handle student veteran affairs.
U' creates new council
for student veterans

RODRIGUEZ LAWSUIT
Parties argue over
court jurisdiction,
West Virginia seeks lion buyout, as stipulated in his
- contract, because he terminated
to return case to the agreement to take another
coaching job. West Virginia also
state level maintains that it was never in
"material and substantial breach"
By COURTNEY RATKOWIAK of the contract. The $4 million
Daily Sports Writer clause was applicable until Aug.
31, 2008, when the buyout would
The one-sentence resignation have decreased to $2 million.
letter Michigan football coach one of the major points of con-
Rich Rodriguez submitted when tentionbetweenWestVirginiaand
he left West Virginia may cost him Rodriguez is the overlap between
$4 million. when he accepted the Michigan
In December, the West Virgin- job and resigned from his post at
ia University West Virginia.
Board of Gov- The complaint claims Rodri-
ernors filed a guez or his associates contacted
lawsuit against recruits on behalf of the Universi-
Rodriguez in ty of Michigan beginning on Dec.
state court to 16 - before he officially resigned
collect on the as the Mountaineers' head coach.
buyout clause Rodriguez's official letter to
in his con- RODRIGUEZ West Virginia Athletic Director
tract. On Jan. Ed Pastilong said his resignation
16, Rodriguez's was effective at midnight on the
lawyers successfully filed to move morning of Dec. 19.
the suit to U.S. District Court. Rodriguez was officially intro-
Last Friday, West Virginia's duced as Michigan's head coach
lawyers filed a motion to return on Dec. 17.
the case to state court. Thomas In a Jan. 17 ,teleconference,
Flaherty, an attorney represent- Rodriguez responded to the
ing West Virginia, told the Detroit claims, saying he was "not astute
Free Press the motion will not be to what is 'officially resigned."'
settled for three to four weeks. "I would assume that once I
West Virginia's eight-page accepted the job at Michigan,
complaint argues that Rodriguez and told the team and told the
should have to pay the $4 mil- See RODRIGUEZ, Page 7

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sources may aid Bulinda said he didn't know
who to talk to about his applica-
llege transition, tion or what benefits he would
receive as a veteran. And at the
lieation process time, no one at the University
knew, either.
By JULIE ROWE "Nobody knew what was going
Daily StaffReporter on," Bulinda said. "I got bounced
around to several different offic-
prospective students ,yho es."
rrently deployed overseas, In an effort to help former ser-
ting the University's com- vice members transition from the
d application process takes military to the University, officials
seat to the more pressing have formed the University's Stu-
ns of military service. detnt Veterans.
junior Wayne Bulinda, The council, created by Lester
entofthenewly-formed Stu- Monts, the University's senior
eterans Association at the vice provost for academic affairs,
sity, said the Navy helped and Ann Hower, director of the
ith the discharge process, Office of New Student Programs,
was on his own when he will address the needs and con-
Ito the University. See VETERANS, Page 7

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