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One hundred four years of editorial freedom

ummer
Weekly

Wednesday
July 19, 1995

ruition hike lowest in years
rn-state tuition shows 'commitment to residents'

Milder increase
15 F-

y Amy Klein
aily News Editor
In a single step that might improve rel,
ons with both Lansing and Michigan res
ents, the University has proposed the lowe
i-state tuition increase in the last decade.
The proposed 1995-96 General Fund bu
which includes a 4.9-percent tuition ii
ease for lower-division in-state student
Mitchell
ets life
1thout
arole
y Kristin Johnson
)aily Staff Reporter
Convicted Ann Arbor serial rapist
in D. Mitchell is now behind bars. In
e wake of his July 13 sentencing, sor-
row, relief and appeals remain.
Responding to pleas from the rela-
tives of Mitchell's victims and from
Prosecutor Brian Mackie, Washtenaw
Circuit Court Judge Donald E. Shelton
sentenced Mitchell to a life term without
parole for the rape and murder of Chris-
tine K. Gailbreath on May 7, 1994.
Testimony prior to the sentencing
eted the courtroom. The emotion rose
as Judy Goetz, mother of Christine
Gailbreath, told of her daughter's cour-
age during a harrowing recovery from a
previous closed head injury Gailbreath
suffered. Goetz spoke proudly of
Gailbreath's work helping others in the
Mott Children's Hospital and with the
Michigan Health Head Injury Alliance.
She also told of Gailbreath's dream to
become a nurse and to have a family.
"She had hopes, dreams of someday
ing children of her own. But now she
will never hold her own child, never re-
alize her dreams. That has all been taken
away," Goetz said in a broken voice.
Mitchell kept his face turned away
from Goetz as she addressed him, asking
him to see the pain he had caused.
"I've watched you, Ervin Mitchell.
The arrogance you have displayed in this
courtroom and in others," Goetz said. "I
ope someday you will think of all the
es you have destroyed. Perhaps some-
Arts: 'Wowee Zowee':

awaits approval by the Board of Regents at its
monthly meeting tomorrow.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) said
the increase was both appropriate and justified.
"I am pleased with the numbers. I have
always been a strong opponent of tuition in-
creases," Baker said. "In this case the circum-
stances call for the increase that has been sug-
gested and we are still remaining somewhat

below other schools."
The University's General Fund budget
will be set at $755.1 million. an increase of
$38.7 million over last year. The budget is
comprised primarily of money from state ap-
propriations and student tuition revenues.
But while the tuition increase for Michi-
gan residents hovers in sight of the 3.2-per-
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xademic Year
Crowds
descend;
fair begins
By Gail Monkgolpradit
Daily Staff Reporter
The ut fair is again upon Ann Arbor.
This year, more than 1(XX) vendors from
all over the country will cover 22 blocks
with their wares, attracting half a million
visitors.
Nursing sophomore Leila Beach, a
lifelong resident of Ann Arbor, said the
city is transformed for the annual event.
"I can t even recognize the town during
art fair, she said.
The annual art
fair is actually Surviving
three different the fairs
fairs thart take th f90
place all at once. U The faors are
The Ann Arbor open
Street Art Fair in Wednesday
the South Univer- through Friday
sity area is the old- 9 a.m. - 9 p.,m.
est of the three, and Saturday
dating back to the 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
l950s. U Tip: Park at
The State riarwood Mal
Street Area Art or Pioneer High
School arid
Fair will cover take the'
North University, shuttles th
Liberty, William, run t 1e-'15
Maynard and rminute
State streets. e
The Summer
Art Fair covers the
Main Street area of town. This fair is the
largest of the three, with 600 booths, a
large stage at the corner of Main Street
and William Street, and the Ann Arbor
Food Fair on Liberty Street.
On the section of Liberty Street be-
tween Fifth and Division, non-profit or-
ganizations will set up booths to promote
their causes.
Ti Wegmeyer, a campaign director
SEE AiR FAIR, PAGE 9

Ervin D. Mitchell waits on Thursday to hear his sentence.

day someone will cry for you also. God
forgive you."
Shelton bypassed sentencing guide-
lines for the otherthree counts of sexual as-
sault, decreeing that Mitchell would serve
concurrent terms in the Michigan Depart-
ment of Corrections prison facilities.

Coalition holds press
conference in protest

The charge of theft and assault in the By James Miller
1994 purse-snatching attempt, which led For the Daily
to identification of Mitchell as the rapist, Ervin D. Mitchell has been tried and
was also dismissed. sentenced, but that does not mean an end
Mitchell will serve between 50 and to the protest surrounding Ann Arbor's
75 years for four of the sexual assaults, in serial rapes.
addition to the life sentence. After Mitchell's sentencing hearing,
"This case demonstrates more than the Coalition for Community Unity, an or-
any other that criminal sexual conduct ganization affiliated with both the Ann Ar-
does not involve sex but assault and vio- bor and Ypsilanti branches of the NAACP,
lence," Shelton said in his address to the held a press conference and protest rally.
court. "Each of these cases involved bru- The rally aimed to focus attention on
tality, viciousness, terror. " several issues -sexual violence, the ste-
Shelton solidly condemned Mitchell reotyping of Black men as criminals and
SEE MITCHEuL, PAGE 8 the tactics used by the Ann Arbor Police
Pavement plays Lollapalooza/10 Spor

Department in collecting DNA samples.
The AAPD is still holding the
samples taken from 160 Black men dur-
ing the course of the investigation. Since
Mitchell has been convicted, all of these
men can now be positively ruled out as
suspects.
AAPD, however, still has possession
of the samples. But since a city council
meeting Monday night, AAPD promised
to eventually return the samples, accord-
ing to a report in The Ann Arbor News.
Carmelita Mullins, president of
CCU, said the samples are creating "sus-
SEE PROTEST, PAGE 8

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