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By Seia Gnnitskiy -- -_
Daily Stall tleporter
A new school budget MC N
bill is headed for the
State House after being
passed by the Senate last
The original version of FUNDING
the bill, proposed by Gov.
John Lngler, was rejected by a Senate panel sever-
al weeks ago. A subcommittee chaired by Sen.
*John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek) made alterations to
the proposal, which were later approxed by a
By Nika Schulte
Daily laws Editor
A faculty committee is conducting an internal r
investigate whether the University's basketball
has been linked to any improper activity since the
department established reforms in 1997.
The four-member team began their examinati
University Provost Nancy Cantor appointed the
*ee last month. Cantor said a request from
Director Tom (ioss as well as recent press repo
cerning possible inappropriate conduct promp
The University's review comes less than a mot
the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the
home of former athletic booster Ed Martin.
During their investigation of Martin, aul
informed the University that evidence from the rai(
to possible cash payments made from Martin tc
Jniversity basketball players.
A federal grand jury issued subpoenas in May to
Cantor said the committee is able to explore th
tion with a "fresh view" to "make sure things are
Assistant. Athletic Director of Media Relation,
Madej said the group will check new items from
reports and make sure everything is in order to I
the program's integrity.
"We feel we were in good shape," Madej said,
that it is "always good to have checks and balance
Cantor said the committee will also examine the
priateness and effectiveness of reforms put in plat
Athletic Department after the reports of the inf
surfaced in 1997.
These new policies enacted in 1997 after an in
tion conducted by Kansas law firm Bond, Schoen
King include changes in:
I he new version of the bill goarantees a 3.3
percent increase across the oard for all
Michigan schools, and additional increases based
on the individual school.
Under this proposal, the University will
receive a 4.4 percent budget increase, plus an
additional 2 percent for supplementary appro-
priations such as infrastructure, technology,
Engler's original proposal offered the
University only a 3 percent increase.
"Engler started with a promise of a 1 5 percent
increase, which did not feel adequate," said
University Vice President for Government
Relaticous C ynithia Wsilbaiks.
"Senator Schsarzan ,iiichis collagues made
changes to the plan ... we'll be happy if the
increase holds," she said.
The House will snn dtecid xishetier to
approve the bill imimediaiely cc miake addi-
tional changes to it.
"It is in the house's best interest to concur
with the Senate," Schwarz said.
But he expects the house -will instead take
the bill to a House confereiie committee,
which means more negotiations and compro-
"Each side will give something ip,"
Th e confcreiee cxmmitiee xiI make chiges
and recxmiendatios to tme hilt and thm sendi it
back to the louse.
If the Housc passes the fiNal ersion of the
bill it ould thn go to Engler, who is expect-
ed to apprcve it.
IThe prxicess may take from a few weeks to
several months, depending on hot smoothtL
the changes would be implemented.
Wilbanks said she anticipates the final ver-
sion of the bill to get to Engler by the end of
See BUDGET, Page 8
SZ turns out for
Memoriai1 Day parade
& Hundreds of area
residents saw a
(far left) and local
veterans (left) travel
down the route of
the 22nd annual
2'>Parade. The event
was organized by
the Glacier Hills
began at the
Frederick streets, in
northeast Ann Arbor.
even created mini-floats, complete with
Ann Arbor Board of Education candi-
dates handed out campaign flyers while
Marine corps veterans distributed minia-
Victor Stevens, a Marine Corps veter-
an, said he has been a part of the parade
for the past twenty years.
"It's very important that veterans honor
their fallen brothers," he said.
Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon said
See PARADE, Page 7
By Sana Danish
Although the weather was overcast and
humid with sporadic rain, it did not dis-
courage an estimated crowd of seven hun-
dred people from gathering to participate
in yesterday's Memorial Day Parade. The
22nd annual parade, which started at
Middleton and Frederick streets, was
organized by the Glacier Hills
Head organizer Lineke Zuiderweg said
the parade served many purposes.
"It brings the community together, and
also reminds us why we celebrate
Memorial Day," she said.
The parade started at 10 a.m. led by two
fire trucks blaring their sirens. Highlights
included the bright red Marine Corps
League "Circus Calliope," which provid-
ed music for the parade, two antique cars,
and a Barney look-alike on a convertible.
Scores of children also took part in the
parade by marching with their scout
troops or riding their bicycles decorated
with streamers, bows and ribbons. Some
, rag z4.
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A new stamp honoring polio Cuba Gooding, Jr. an
vaccine developer, and 'U' alum, discuss their new fils
Jonas Salk is unveiled. Page 8. Page 9.
d John Truteltuab
m 'Instinct. '
The Michigan baseball team couldn't .
get past Cal State-Fullerton to get to
the college World Series. Page 12.°
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