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News: 76-DAILY T - sa
Display: 764-0554
Classified: 764.0557 One hunadred seven years oif editoria/ freedom Mu ay ,19
NC AAY! t Uiversi nty:"WMay 26 1998
NCAA to Univershity: nonwsanction-s

Dy Josh Kleinbaum
Daily Sports Editor
The fate came in the form of a fax.
And for the first time in more than two years,
since Maurice Taylor's Ford Explorer rolled over
on M-14 in February, 1996, the dark cloud that has
loomed over the Michigan men's basketball pro-
gram is gone,
The fax, received by the Michigan Athletic
Department last Tuesday, informed the University

that the NCAA would accept the self-imposed
sanctions of the University and not apply any new
Additional sanctions the NCAA could have
imposed included a reduction in basketball schol-
arships and a television blackout.
The decision wraps up a two-year scandal that
saw the firing of a head coach, the resignation of
atl athletic director and a $140,000 law-firm tab.
The NCAA accepted the findings of Bond,

Schoeneck and King, the Kansas-based law firm
hired by the University to investigate the team,
focusing on the relationship of booster Ed Martin
with some of the players.
"We are not and should not be pleased with any
kind of investigation," University President Lee
Bollinger said. "I was not happy to receive that
result. On the other hand, we did everything we
could to get to the bottom of the investigation."
The firm found three minor violations, and the

Community observe
7u Memorial weekeni

By Dante Mastri
For the Daily
Whether they enjoyed a spring bar-
becue, headed for the water or went to
work as usual, students- planned a
variety of activities for the Memorial
Day weekend.
Saturday's sunny skies and gentle
breezes ushered in the summer season
of backyard barbecues and picnics. A
short walk down the streets surround-
ing campus revealed students grilling
food and sipping ott cool beverages.
But some students decided to let
the professionals handle the cooking.
"We've seen some increase in party
tray sales, but definitely in fried
chicken," said Diana Uitvlugt,
Deli/Cafe Manager of Meijer in Ann
Arbor. "Quick picnic foods like pota-
to salad and baked beans have also
been popular."
Many of these picnic foods likely
ended up at Nichols Arboretum, a

popular picnic spot in Ann A
While Saturday's warm weathe
not hold for the entire holiday w
end, the Arb still attracted stu
and local residents on Memorial
Visitors to the Arb stopped to
the flowers and snap a few pictur
the water.
Mere snapshots of the water,
ever, did not suffice for some
dents, who wanted to get int(
water. School of Music jl
Christine Kapusky said she wasI
ing forward to spending time net
water over the weekend.
"I dort't have any eeintite plarn
I was thinking about going canoe
Kapusky said.
James LaPointe, facility mar
of the Argo-Gallup Park C
Liveries said canoeing is a po
activity for the holiday weekend
"Memorial Day weekend is al

University imposed the following sanctions on
itself: On-campus recruiting visits were reduced
by two for the '97-'98 recruiting year and off-cam-
pus recruiting contacts were reduced by one for
one year.
In a written statement released to Tom Goss.
NCAA enforcement official Cynthia Gabel said,
"Inasmuch as the institution's actions in this case
were substantial and meaningful, no further action
See NCAA, Page 9
d targets
r drd
dents U U.S. legislation aims
sniff to aid victims of
es of domestic violence
how- By Sarah Lockyer
stu- l)aly Staff Reporter
o the Legislation presently making its way
unior through the U.S. House of
look- Representatives may give victims of
ar the domestic violence another means to
find support and guidance within their
s, but communities.
ing," Two new pieces of legislation
announced last Thursday by Rep.
nager Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) will
anoe attempt to prevent domestic violence
pular and protect its victims.
The two bills - H.R. 3901, which
[ways reauthorizes funding to local law
ge 2 enforcement agencies, and H.R. 3699,
which reinstates frnding for a national
toll-free telephone hotline for victims
of domestic violence - are still wait-
ing for passage in the House of
Matthew Frankel, Stabenow's press
secretary said these two pieces of leg-
islation have been active for four years,
but their funding may have grown
obsolete without Stabenow's sponsor-
Frankel also said that passage should
not be exceptionally difficult.
"This type of legislation gains bi-
partisan support and is usually passed
quicklyt' Frankel said.
The bills follow the passage of the
Victims of Abuse Insurance Protection
MYERS "Daly Act, which was also co-sponsored by
becca Stabenow and incorporated in the
., See BILL, Page 2

During a parade yesterday near North Campus, a boy scout carried the
The cloudy skies and cooler temperatures did not dampen the day's ci

'Softball ousted in Series

By T.J. Berka
Daily Sports Editor.
OKLAHOMA CITY - What a difference a
year makes.
Last year, the Michigan softball team went 1-2
in the College World Series, and it made history.
This ye ar. after the same outcome, the only word
p describc the Wolverines' (56-7) season is disap-
Michigan was eliminated by Oklahoma State on
Saturday, 3-1, and Fresno State, 8-0, in a five-
inning mercy-rule contest Friday. Only a 7-2 vic-
tory over Texas in the first round kept the
Wolverines from leaving the Bible Belt empty-

"I ant disappointed for my team because I have
seen them play all year,' Michigan coach Carol
Hutchins said. "They just didn't show their stuff."
One person who lacked her stuff in the loss to
Oklahoma State (42-18) was pitcher Sara Griffin.
Griffin, who was nearly unstoppable during the
regular season, was mortal against the Cowboys,
gis ing up a season-high 7 walks. Griffin walked
four in the two previous games as weII and never
found her groove.
"I felt good (pitching), but walks happen"
Griffin said. "I try not to walk people, and 'm not
very happy about it."
The defense behind Griffin against the
See SERIES, Page 2

Michigan softball team members Pam Kosanke and Reb
Tune embrace after losing the World Series in Oklahoma

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The College of Engineering
adds a lab for the study of
ergonomics. Page 3.

Green Day plays at 7th House
at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Page 7.

The Michigan women's track
team claims the 1998 Big Ten
title. Page 16.


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