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One hundred six years ofedtaonalfreedom

Wednesday
June 4, 1997

M' stars allegedly took $100,000 from Martin

y Heather Kamins
aily News Editor
Former Michigan basketball stars Chris Webber and
Maurice Taylor are accused of accepting more than
100,000 from Detroit booster Ed Martin.
Martin, a retired electrician for Ford Motor Company. is
currently the subject of an investigation the University is
conducting into the men's basketball program.
In March, the University disclosed two NCAA viola-
tions the team incurred through contact with Martin.
Recent statements from unidentified sources, who spoke
tse Detroit Free Press, claim that Webber, Taylor and at
least six other current or former Detroit-area college play-
ers received payment from Martin.
The six other players, five of whom attended the
University, allegedly did not receive nearly as much money
as Webber and Taylor.
Webber, who left the University after his sophomore
year in 1993 and currently plays for the Washington
Bullets, first encountered Martin when he was in junior

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high. Martin was often seen attending Webber's high
school games at Birmingham's Detroit Country Day.
The newspaper reported that Webber received financial
support from Martin during his college career. Allegedly,
Martin expected Webber to pay the money back, with
interest, after he turned pro.
Webber, according to the nevspaper's sources, did not
realize he would have to pay the money back. Webber
repaid Martin, but apparently Martin was displeased with
the amount of money he received.
After his experience, Webber warned Taylor to stay away
from Martin, the newspaper reported. But Taylor did not
heed Webber's warning, and therefore will also be expect-
ed to pay Martin back with interest.
The newspaper also reported that the Utiversity's inves-
tigation into the basketball program has revealed that
Martin's name was listed on Webber's college apartment
lease.
In response to these and other previous allegations the
See MARTIN, Page 3

Allegations against former 'M' players:
Chris Webber: Maurice Taylor
* Accused of ® Accused of
accepting more accepting more
than $100 000 than $100,000
from booster Ed from booster Ed
Martin Martin.
Career Highlights: Career Highlights,
* Consensus All - Big Ten
America first Freshman of the
team pick as a Year in 1994-95
sophomore. Webber Taylor
Concluded
No. 1 overall selection in the Michigan career with more than
1993 NBA Draft 1,000 points and 500 rebounds -
becoming the 18th player in
NBA Rookie of the Year in 1993 Michigan history to do so.
94.

Georgia The Oklahoma City bombing trial
on his 4 Jury finds McVeigh
mind e guilty on all 11 counts

* Machen chosen as
finalist in U. of
Georgia presidential
search.
By Heather Kamins
and Katie Plona
Daily News Editors
Provost J. Bernard Machen may soon
e the University to become the
president of the University of Georgia.
In early April,
Macthen announced
his intent to step
down from the
University's sec-
ond-in-command
post when his con
tract expires in
August.
Machen, who
*ed as provost
for two years under Machen
former University
President James Duderstadt and inter-
im President Homer Neal, cited his
belief that newly appointed University
President Lee Bollinger needs to have a
chance to put his own administrative
team into place.
See MACHEN, Page 8
SIDE
THis WEEK.

DENVER (AP) -Timothy McVeigh
was convicted on Monday of blowing up
the Oklahoma City federal building in a
murderous attack against his own gov-
ernment that awakened America to the
threat of homegrown terrorism.
The 29-year-old decorated Gulf War
veteran could get the death penalty for the
April 19, 1995 blast that killed 168 people
and injured hundreds more in the dead-
liest act of terrorism on U.S. soil. The fed-
eral jury that took 23 hours over four days
to convict McVeigh on all 1t counts of
murder and conspiracy will return today
to decide if lie should pay with his life.
McVeigh showed no reaction, wearing
the same steely expression he had when
he was arrested. Hands clasped tightly
and pressed against one cheek, elbows on
the table, McVeigh remained seated as
the verdict was read and stared at the
judge. No one comforted him or said any-
thing to him during the verdict reading.
As the jury was polled, the foreman
stared at McVeigh the whole time and
answered in a loud, firm voice, "Yes."
Two jurors had very red eyes and were
holding tissues in their hands and
appeared close to tears.
Tears welled in the eyes of more than
See MCVEIGH, Page 8

U ) community
satisfied with
bombing verdict
By Jason Stoffer
and Christine M. PaIk
Daily Std 'Reporters
Despite strict orders against all out-
bursts, Judge Richard Matsch delivered
before he read the jury's decision in the
Oklahoma City bombing trial, a sense of
jubilation filled the Denver courtroom
on Monday as Timothy McVeigh was
found guilty on l1 counts of murder and
conspiracy.
The jury's decision was based solely
on circumstantial evidence, because the
prosecution was unable to definitely
place McVeigh in Oklahoma City at the
time of the bombing.
John Zitko, a third-year Law student,
has mixed feelings toward the verdict.
In terms of direct evidence,
McVeigh's involvement is questionable,
Zitko said.
"He didn't speak up for himself, nor
stand up for himself from the begin-
See VERDICT, Page 2

AP PH<
Lead prosecuter Joseph Hartzler gives the thumbs-up as he leaves the court-
house in Denver, Colo. on Monday.

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