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Monday, August 14, 2000 One hundred nine years of editorialfreedom www.michigandaily.com
Fires wrea havoc on niversitybuildings
By Joselyn Gingrich
and Lisa Hoffman Fires aze trough three niversity
Daily Staff Reporters
Monday was a busy day for the Ann cilities within six days, causing
Arbor Fire Department. Fires in the over $1 million worth damage.
Chemistry Buitding and West Qutad cusedO I- $1 m li n w rh o da ge
more than St20,000 worth of damage.
At 1:51am, the AAFD was called to on a piece of equipment," Brown said. Although the fire started and was con-
fht a small fire in the Chemistry "The big problem is putting it all back tained to the roof of West Quad, the build-
ding. together, hut it sasn't a very active lab, so tog and the Unton svere evacuated as a pre-
"It was a small fire in one of the laser classes won't be affected" cautionary measure. West Quad was being
labs, contained to one window frame," But the day wasn't over yet for the used to house students attending athletic
Chief Tom Schmid of the AAFD said. "The AAFD. At 4:29, a call came in that the roof camps, but only a few staff members were
fighters put it out with the hose. My under- of West Quad was on fire. in the building at the time of the fire.
standing was that it didn't take too long." "I was sitting at my desk and the lights "There were very few people in West
Information Officer Diane Brown said started to flicker," said Doug Lewis, direc- Quad at the time," Provost Nancy Cantor
the Chem Building fire won't affect class- tor of student legal services, whose office said. "There were no injuries reported."
es held in the building. is in the Union across from West Quad. The fire was apparently caused by a NORMAN N/Daly
"The damages to the chem lab are "We started moving before the alarm went Firefighters work to stop the fire which broke out at the
Sween S20,000 and 50,000, depending off" See FIRES, Page 2 Chemistry Building last Monday.

Field Day

Bullock, Traylor say
Martin gave 'loans'

MARORIE MARSHALL Day
In their first public appearance of the season, the football team gathers at
Michigan Stadium for Media Day on Friday morning. More coverage, page 13.

By Usa Koivu
Daily News Editor
Years of rumors and speculations
were proven true Wednesday in a
Detroit federal court; when former
University basketball players Louis
Bullock and Robert Traylor admitted
that they had taken money from banned
basketball booster Ed Martin.
The two had considered the money a
loan, and planned to repay Martin,
Detroit attorney Steven Fishman said in
an interview with The Detroit Free
Press.
This is the first public acknowledge-
ment of any player accepting money
from Martin.
This comes 14 months after Bullock
said "I never accepted anything from
him. That's all you need to write. My
parents are well off. We've never taken
anything from him, we've never needed
anything from him."
Former University basketball players
Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Maurice
Taylor and Albert White have also been
implicated.
Martin has been banned from the
University's athletic programs since
March of 1997, before men's basketball

coach Steve Fisher was fired for being
associated with the retired Ford
employee.
Both Traylor and Bullock left the
University after 1997, implying that
they both maintained their relationship
with Martin after the ban.
Bullock left in 1999 and now plays
for an Italian professional team.Traylor
left in 1998, after his junior year, and is
a member of the Cleveland Calvaliers.
University officials are keeping a
close eye on the investigation because
any new information implicating the
basketball program could result in fur-
ther NCAA sanctions.
Martin's home was raided in April
1999, before being arrested for his
part in running a multi-million-dollar
numbers operation.
Agents found tens of thousands of
dollars in cash as well as guns and
financial records.
Earlier this summer, Martin was set
to plead guilty to an agreement, but he
backed out of the agreement at the last
moment. Martin backed out of the deal
because he would have to detail his col-
lege basketball dealings to both the
University and the NCAA, some
sources say.

We've still got SOLE Chili Peppers are red hot
O3LE members protest President Bollinger's decision The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked
to join both the FLA and the WRC. Pine Knob last Monday, literally.
NEWS, Page 3 ARTS, Page 10

More Martin
Sports editor Raphael Goodstein comments on Ed
Martin.
POR TS.Page 13

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