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Students and residents
honor war veterans
By Jason Stoffer
Daily Staff Reporter
Bright sun, brisk breeze and the
scent of charcoal in the air pervaded
campus on Monday, as Memorial
Day unofficially kicked off the sum-
Many students opted to spend
Memorial Day by enjoying the com-
pany of their friends and families at
barbecues, parks and a number of
Ann Arbor's outdoor attractions.
Michigan State University stu-
dents Bryan Fingeroot and Chris
Corbin said they were excited to
spend the Memorial Day holiday in
"I am going to totally chill out and
just barbecue with the guys," said
Corbin said he was looking for-
ward to the days ahead.
"This summer is going to be awe-
some! I can't wait for the sunny days
at the beach and the relaxing nights
under the stars," Corbin said.
Many University students chose to
leave Ann Arbor for the holiday.
LSA senior Marissa Przybylo said
she is "going to go home to a barbe-
cue with my family."
LSA senior Brian Devilling was in
a celebratory mood on Monday.
"I went home and went golfing,
and then came back for the night,"
he said. "It was my 21st birthday, so
I drank a ton."
Others, like LSA junior Katie
Weed, hit the highways to travel to
cottages, campgrounds and other
favorite vacationing spots.
"I am going to be on Mackinac
Island with my family from Friday
until Monday," Weed said.
In the Nichols Arboretum on
Monday, picnicking families and bois-
terous young children swarmed the
banks of the Huron River.
Northville resident Ron Kunth, a
visitor at the Arboretum, said the
Memorial Day holiday is a great time
to barbecue and spend time with the
family. However, he added that people
should not forget the significance of
"I think we have a lot to be thank-
ful for, and must remember the peo-
ple who served our nation," said
Kunth. "Without them we wouldn't
Washtenaw Memorial Park was
crowded with people paying respects
to these heroic veterans, said
Assistant Manager Phil Clark.
"We're out here helping families
find their loved ones," said Clark.
"We like to do a lot for veterans,
See MEMORIAL, Page 3
is not a
give statement on
booster in interviews
By Heather Kamins
Daily News Editor
In an interview with investigators,
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said that he
did not believe Detroit booster Ed Martin
was harmful to the basketball program,
and therefore he did not ban Martin's
contact with the program.
"I would not have viewed him as a
threat to the integrity or honesty of
Michigan or our program,' Fisher said
according to formerly unreleased tran-
scripts obtained by The Michigan Daily
under the Freedom of Information Act.
Even after discovering that Martin had
been the instigator of two NCAA viola-
tions the team incurred, Fisher main-
tained that Martin was not damaging to
"I didn't think that this was a guy that
was detrimental," Fisher told investiga-
tors. "But we were with him like we were
with a lot of people ... if you don't net-
See FISHER, Page 8
Flowers and flags adorned headstones at Forrest Hills Cemetery on Memorial
Day. Families remembered the deceased and paid respects to veterans.
Softball gains historic win
By B.J. Luria Against UCLA (49-13), Michigan led
Daily Sports Writer off the fourth with defensive miscues.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Saturday was With one out and a runner on first,
full of mixed emotions for the Michigan- UCLA third baseman Julie Marshall hit a
softball team at the Women's College low line drive to center. Michigan center-
World Series in Oklahoma City. fielder Lisa Kelley dove for the
In the day's first game, Kelly : ball, which got by her and rolled
Holmes shut out South Carolina, I- all the way to the wall. Marshall
s Michigan (56-16-1) won its reached third while teammate
World Series game in its third Julie Adams scored, tying the
trip to the WCWS. game 1-1. UCLA took the lead
Later the same day, the careers of for good on a two-out single by UCLA
Holmes and the other four Michigan designated hitter Kim Wuest.
seniors came to an end as the sixth-seed- The Bruins broke the game open with
ed Wolverines fell to No. 5 seed UCLA, three runs in the fifth and two more in the
7-3. With its second loss, Michigan was sixth, taking a 7-1 lead. Michigan
eliminated from the World Series. The mounted rallies in both the sixth and sev-
Wolverines lost to Iowa on Thursday, 3-2. See WCWS, Page 12
T W EELost World' lacks the
O thrill of original Park.'
Who is Craig Barker?
* 'U' student wins
By Will Welswrt
Daily Staff Reporter
"What is Egypt?"
For Craig Barker, each word meant
roughly $8,300 and one-third of a new
car, as the Engineering sophomore nar-
rowly beat out students from Michigan
State University and Marisp University
in the final round to win "Jeopardy"'s
"The Final Jeopardy of the last day was
my most uncomfortable time -the Bible
was my worst category," Barker said.
Despite reservations, Barker was able
to come up with 'The final word in the
Book of Genesis' and win his forth
straight game - eamning him $25,000, a
new Volvoand securing a $25,000 schol-
arship to the Univeraity in hs name.
"It was a lot of fun - it was some-
thing I've always wanted to do," Barker
said. "Seeing the things I saw, meeting
the people I met - it was an experience
I will never forget."
But Barker's "Jeopardy" jaunt is not
over yet. In November he will head back
to Los Angeles to compete in
"Jeopardy"'s Tournament of Champions.
"I'm not exactly sure when I'll be
going back - with my luck it will be
during midterms," Barker joked.
Scoff as he might, Barker's appear-
See JEOPARDY, Page 2
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Melissa Gentile sparked Michigan to
its first WCWS victory last weekend.
Women's track finishes
second at Big Tens.