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2 -- The Michigan Daily - Monday, May 8, 2000

NCAA's "recruiting, extra-benefit, will be heard May 15 by U.S. District
M ARTI N academic or ethical-conduct regula- Judge Robert Cleland.
Continued from Page 1 tions or that involve an effort to con- Federal prosecutor Richard
year tnark for the investigation. ceal the occurrence of the violation." Convertino said the cancellation of the
But, this rule can be overturned Jane Jankowski, NCAA public rela- plea agreement will lead to a bigger
when the allegations involve current tions spokeswoman, said she is not able investigation of Martin, his son and
student-athletes, when "information to comment on how these rules could anyone connected to them.
is developed to indicate a pattern of pertain to the University after passing "We will follow the facts where they
willful violations on the part of the the four-year mark. lead us. The investigation will broaden
institution or individual involved, "The NCAA does not discuss any substantially," Convertino told the
which began before but continued items related to its enforcement staff," Detroit Free Press.
into the four-year period" or if the Jankowski said. - The Associated Press contributed to
allegations show a disregard for the Motions to withdraw the agreement thi.s report.

Roadwork yi~elds'I
0 1 0
massive backups
By Sara Fedewa Department of Transportation said it is
For the Daily committed to finishing the project
within the 75-day allowance and re-
Frustration among drivers in Ann opening the highway in mid-July.
Arbor is rapidly increasing this week as The contracted construction com-
travelers are faced with traffic delays pany is operating under an agreemnen
and congestion due to a new construc- with the MDOT in which every daW
tion project that closed down more than the company finishes before or after
three miles of M-14. The St7 million the deadline, they will receive a
project reroutes traffic between 1-94 S20,000 award or fine, respectively.
and Main Street and involves a com- Larry Beardslee of MDOT's Brighton
plete repavement of the roadway, repair Transportation Service Center said the
on ten existing bridges and the con- money is not simply a bonuss or fine for
struction of a new one. the company.
The estimated 25,000 motorists "Tile S20,000 is what we figure it
who typically use east and west-bound costs the motorists to drive out of
M-14 each day are nosy being routed to their way," Beardslee said, adding
1-94 and US-23. As a result, highways, that if the company takes longer to
exit and entrance ramps and even side complete the project they will b
streets in Ann Arbor are becoming responsible for reimbursing the state
increasingly congested. for the extra costs placed on its dri-
One University employee said she vers.
has been fighting the traffic each day as The situation can also be improved if
she commutes from Livonia to the the motorists remain patient and courte-
University. "It's horrid;" she said, "I ous despite the congestion. Though he
don't think the planning commission had to commute to Ann Arbor all week,
plans well in terms of re-routing There L SA senior Gautam Kher said he wss
are ony two to three routes into Ann not bothered b% the delays.
Arbor and all of them are pre n uch "On the way out of Ann Arb t'
blocked. lam using y- acation tim to kind of congested because he1reisW10 1
sit in tafc one- lane, bUt most people are gmood
Besides the con stion on the froe- b mergin tInto one lane IandMost
ways fhemsj Is. nea- all of Ann scem to know the aaea snd be awar Of
Arbor's sTreets are aiNg af td as 'e construction he said.
mtutorists sk altn c es. Sy ic towrd ,otorI f
"I have been noticing heaier traffic tration, Beardslee adsdthose c -traC-
at the Saline Ro dcxit off94 caus ingin AnnArborto xercise tie
of people trying to asoid M-14_- said and Caution. "Dic careful y jt
Law student Kendr mMaison aconsTrUction zones and bear with us"
But d rsmy nothae to deala ith he s ggested. "We're rmini, to.o eit
the congestion for lo n Mihia done as snas we can

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