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May 21, 1997
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DPS receives $82,600 federal g
By Katie Plona
Daily News Editor
To decrease the number of property losses
on campus, the Department of Public Safety
will apply $82,600 in federal grant money to
a special department program.
DPS was one of hundreds of populations
nationwide to receive a portion of a $40 mil-
lion federal grant distributed by the Office of
Community Oriented Policing in the
Department of Justice Services.
A Problem Solving Partnership, the pro-
gram's title, will emphasize increased educa-
tion of students, faculty and staff, as well as
pursuit of improved engineering, including
additional alarm systems, new locks and
more lighting for buildings on campus.
Along with DPS's established community
policing program, which emi
safety of University commu
visitors, the enhanced progra
property crimes will initiate
said Leo Heatley, director of r
"It's all geared to make t
place to be," Heatley said. "I
work together to solve the so
ant Regents' recap:
*on JLLa n t The following is a list of business items the Uiniversity
Board of Regents reviewed at its last monthly meeting:
B The regents conducted the meeting in the Robert H.
phasizes the overall Lurie Engineering Center on North Campus.
nity members and M The regents examined the University Hospitals'
stt directed toward Comparative Statistic Report, which compares the
building watches University's Hospitals with peer institutions,
public safety e N Vice President for Development Thomas Kinnear
he campus a safe
Both programs will reported that this year is the second-best year in
ame problems." history, regarding voluntary support and gifts donated to
See DPS, Page 2 the University.
Recruit visited booster
night of party, wreck
By Heather Kamins
Daily News Editor
New allegations against Michigan's
basketball program suggest five
Michigan players brought a former
recruit to meet Detroit booster Ed
Martin in his home last year.
The night, which ended as the Ford
Explorer in which the players --Maurice
Taylor, Willie Mitchell, Robert Traylor,
Louis Bullock and Ron Oliver - and
recruit Mateen Cleaves were riding,
rolled over on M-14, began at Martin's
home, the Detroit Free Press reported.
According to a report the University
presented to the NCAA in early March
in response to allegations against the
basketball program, the players stopped
at an unnamed person's home -
allegedly at the request of a person who
asked to meet Cleaves - as they trav-
eled to a hotel party.
The name of the person was deleted
from the public report. Two anonymous
sources allegedly told the Detroit Free
Press that the unidentified person was
Vice President for University
Relations Walter Harrison said he could
not comment on the incident, but the
person's name was deleted as a matter
"We edited that report to protect the
privacy of individuals," Harrison said.
"There were certainly references, just
some were redacts to protect their pri-
The visit could violate of NCAA reg-
ulations because players are required to
follow codes of conduct that monitor
the contact between recruits and
The University's official student-
,athlete host contract, which the five
players signed, states "representatives
of the University's athletics interest
(e.g., boosters, alumni) are not allowed
to be involved in recruiting a prospect.
If during the official visit,iyou and the
recruit come into contact with a repre-
sentative of the University's athletics
interest, any conversation must be lim-
ited to an exchange of greetings."
The extent of Martin's involvement
with Michigan's basketball program,
See ALLEGATIONS, Page 2
Dan Herman and his grandson Zacharia (above) visit the Comair flight 3272 crash victims' memorial plaque (below) after a
service at the Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetary in LaSalle, Mich., just a few miles from the crash site.
Familes remember crash victims
By Stephanie Hepburn
For the Daily
tagpipes played as families grasped
roses in their hands and bowed their
Nearly 230 family members attended
a private gathering at Roselawn
Memorial Park Cemetary in LaSalle,
Mich. Sunday to honor the victims of
Comair flight 3272, including two
members of the University community:
The families gathered under a canopy
12 miles from the January 9, 1997 crash
sas members of the community orga-
d and conducted an elegant memor-
ial service. The sorrow the families
shared created a sense of unity.
Among the 29 passengers killed
onboard flight 3272 were LSA senior
Arati Sharangpani, a Mary Markley
resident adviser, and associate
Rackham Dean and Theatre Prof. Betty
Many members of the Monroe coun-
ty community said they were dramati-
cally affected by the crash when they
witnessed the families' emotions and
grief as they learned of the disaster.
The Red Cross, the Critical
Incident Stress Debriefing and the
Community Mental Health joined
forces at the site and provided coun-
selors for the victims' families at the
first release of the tragedy. The com-
munity has since maintained its
involvement in assisting family mem-
bers, including the organization of
Sunday's memorial service.
"The community desired to organize
the memorial service with dignity and
to provide comfort for families," said
Joe Moffatt of the Red Cross.
Comair funded the memorial service,
transportation for the victims' families
and a plaque that was dedicated to keep
the memory of family and friends who
Artists to commemorate
Allen Ginsberg at Hill.
'perished in the crash.
At the service family members
shared stories of their lost loved ones
and described their pain and memories.
Jim Orden, who lost his daughter
Darinda Lynn Ogden-Nilson in the dis-
aster, said the service helped him tie up
See MEMORIAL, Page 3
Michigan baseball team
falls at Big Ten playoffs '
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