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Regents approve Inst
0 Life Science Institute to rise meeting at the Fair Lane Estate on the University's "This B
Dearborn Campus. McGowan
along Washtenaw Avenue within The regents approved two proposals regarding the during her
two to three years. LSI at their continued meeting held Friday in the tiative was
Fleming Administration Building in Ann Arbor. the regents
By Michael Grass "In two to three years, we should have things up and "This is
Daily News Editor running. In five years, we'll hope to have scientific University,"
DEARBORN, Mich. -The University's proposed discoveries," University President Lee Bollinger said Hills) said.
Life Science Institute became two steps closer to Thursday. According
reality when the Board of Regents approved initial The LSI complex is planned to rise along Thursday's m
oposals for the project in meetings last week. Washtenaw Avenue across from Palmer Field. million for t
Architects from the Philadelphia-based firm of Regent Rebecca McGowan (D-Ann Arbor) said the that amount
Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates presented initial LSI initiative was one of the most important things the Bollinger
designs for the LSI to the regents at their Thursday University has undertook. LSI fit in wi

Voting bill
,generates
debate in
Lansing
By Seva Gunitskiy
Daily Staf Reporter
After passing through the State
Senate in March, a bill, which could
adversely affect the voting ability of
college students, will be presented
to the Ilouse either today or tomor-
The bill, introduced by State Sen.
Mike Rogers (R-Howell), would
require a person's voting address
and the one on their driver's license
'l he identical.
Several House Democrats met
with college students last week to
discuss the implications of this bill.
They said b cause many students
list their parents' home address as a
permanent residence, this hill would
prevent studeists from voting in the
city where they attend school.
The bill has aroused ardent protest
from these representatives, who said
the bill is not only damaging to stu-
dents, but is also unnecessary and
*nconstitutional.
These opponents also argue that
voter fraud, which the bill aims to
suppress, is not a problem in
Mich igan.
"There is no one who can tell us
why it's a good bill or why we're
See LEGISLATION, Page 2

itute proposal
oard has watched this unfold,"
said at Friday's meeting, adding that
time as a regent, the life sciences ini- * The Life Science Institute
one of the most important proposals initiative aims to bring together
have ever voted on. existing University departments and
a great and defining moment for the programs from the sciences, social
Regent Laurence Deitch (D-Bloomfield sciences, humanities and the arts.
LSI students and faculty will
to documents presented to the regents at research cognitive neuroscience,
meeting, the University will earmark $200 genomics and structural and
he creation of the LSI with $90 million of chemical biology.
aimed for construction costs. uThe LSI will work in collaboration
said the initial design schematics for the with other universities, institutions
th the Master Plan - an initiative to join and related industries.
See INSTITUTE, Page 2
Trial dates set for
anti-KKK protesters
By Nika Schufte Assembly Representative. "I think it is
Baily News Editor unjust to consolidate the cases because it
More than a year after demonstrators presumes an association atnong the
gathered at the Ku Klux Klan rally held defendants," Curtin said.
at the Ann Arbor City Hall to protest the Curtin also expressed concern that the
group's presence, the trials of several charges are an attempt to "put a chill on
anti-KKK demonstrators, who face civil rights organization in Ann Arbor."
charges for rioting and property damage, The trial for Curtin, charged with riot
have taken a new focus. and malicious destruction of property
Based on a decision by Washtenaw under $100; Tomas Doxey, charged
County Circuit Court Judge Donald with riot and assault with a dangerous
Shelton last Tuesday, the cases against weapon; Jonathan Hughes, charged with
nine defendants, who face felony rioting riot; and Adam Lerman, charged with
charges, will be riot and malicious
consolidated into "Wu think h s db ction of a.
three trials. We iink ion se. building over
osssetant $100ochargesarewrong $d; is sched-
Proscutr ch rge are wI~E6 tledfor Sept. 27.
Patricia Peters a A trial for
contends that the an ' ":.. Michael Fuqua,
law clearly sup- - George Washington Song Wook Kim,
ports consolida- Defense Attorney Zachary Thomas,
lion of cases usting and Philip
the same evidence and winesses. Vandevoorde, who all face riot char'es,
But Defense Attorney George. is scheduled for Oct. I1.
Washington said such a motion should A separate trial for Robin Alvarez,
have been avoided because jurors may who is charged with inciting a riot, is
associate allegations against individual scheduled for Oct. 25.
protesters with the others on trial. Also last Tuesday, 15th District Court
Despite the judge's .decision, Judge Ann Mattson ruled for an eviden-
uington, who represents eight of the tiary hearing, scheduled for July 16. The
defendants, said he is optimistic the hearing'will examine alleged damages to
charges will be dismissed. a fence separating protestem from the
"We think these charges are wrong and KKK.
vicious to begin with," Washington said. Defense attorney Miranda Massie
"We will defeat them in court, if we don't argued that the hearing is necessary since
get them dismissed before that." prosecutors do not have the fence
One of the nine defendants facing because it was returned to the rental com-
charges is Rackham student Jessica pany.
Curtin, who is a Michigan Student See TRIALS, Page 7

cueS CAMPERNEL/Dal
Number crunching
Children gather at the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum to explore the world of
numbers with calculators yesterday.

House passes loosened
concealed weapons bill

By Jeff Link
For the Daily
Members of the State House passed a
bill last Wednesday making it easier for
state citizens to acquire concealed
weapons permits, despite national out-
cries for stricter gun control after last
month's shootings at Columbine High
School, in Littleton, Colo.
The bill amends a former Michigan
law that required applicants to apply to a
county gun board and convince them,

beyond a shadow of a doubt, they need-
ed the permit.
Under the former law, the gun board
may grant permits to prospective indi-
viduals under their discretion. The new
bill changes the wording of the old law
from "may" to "shall."
'this change would take power away
from county gun control boards by forc-
ing them to grant permits to all individ-
uals who pass a gun proficiency test and
See WEAPONS, Page 7

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The University celebrates the 'Phantom Menace'
renovation of the historic Detroit worthy following to
Observatory. Page 3. 'Star Wars' trilogy.

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The Michigan baseball team wins the
Big Ten championship in the bottom of
the ninth against Minnesota. Page 16.

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