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aria Sprow defendants, Anthony Tennant, the former chairman of "I am completely innocent, and have stated from the
News Editor Christie's International Auction House and Diana beginning of this investigation that whatever Dede
A. Alfred Taubman, a University alum
'buted $34 millionTo te College of Archit
rban Planning in 1999, was indicted Wednr
deral grand jury in New York City.
Taubman, the former chairman of Sotheb
ouse, is charged with conspiracy to fix the
ons the auction house charges its customers
ce a sentence of three years in prison and a
'ct $350,000 if convicted. "I am surprised
ppointed by the charges made against m
an said in a written statement.
Taubman is separating himself from the
o one year
y News Editor
Former Michigan football co-captain
s Whitley was sentenced Thursday
fter pleading guilty to charges of carry-
ng a concealed weapon March 15.
Washtenaw Circuit County Court Judge
avid Swartz sentenced Whitley to one
ear probation and ordered him to pay
360 in court charges and serve 20 hours
f community service. Whitley must also
ork 30 hours a week or pursue a football
.er. The maximum
entence for the
ffense is five years in
Head football coach
loyd Carr dismissed
itley from the team
fir a Dec. 14 incident
'n which Whitley was Whitley
ound carrying a
ded Jennings 380 Auto semiautomatic
n at a Hill Street apartment com-
lex. Whitley told police he and then-
eammate David Terrell were at the
apartment to mediate a dispute between
Terrell's former girlfriend and her new
boyfriend. Terrell was not charged.
Supporters of a new bill in the state
Legislature say the bill will make it easi
for students to vote by absentee ballot.
esday by a
fine of at
Brooks, the former chief executive of Sotheby's.
"As confirmed by the lie detector test I have taken,
the truth is on my side," Taubman said in the statement.
"While any trial is difficult, I look forward to the
opportunity to clear my name in court."
The two auction houses control more than 90 percent
of the world's auctions of artwork, jewelry and furni-
ture and have charged customers over $400 million in
commissions since 1993.
Brooks pleaded guilty to price fixing in October and
is likely to testify against Taubman and Tennant as part
of a plea bargain agreement with federal prosecutors.
Nevertheless, Taubman maintains he is innocent.
Brown chose to do, she did it on her own and without
my authorization"he said.
The University is standing behind Taubman. In a
statement, University President'ee Bollinger said the
architecture school will continue to carry Taubmans
name no matter the outcome of the trial. "Al Taubman
has been a loyal alumnus and a very good fiend to the
University," he said. "We regret that he is facing these w
difficult circumstances. We will continue to recognize
his longstading suppor thrugh those Universit aca-
demic programs and facilities that bear his name"A HB/D
Besides his $30 million contribution to the architec The Universi pledges A. Alfred Taubman's
See TAUBMAN, Page 2 name will remain.
Aibright visits A2zto
discuss role with 'U'
By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily News Editor
A month before incoming students
arrive in Ann Arbor to get acquainted
with the University,
former U.S. Secretary
of State Madeleine
Albright arrived for
her own orientation
Albright made her
first visit to the Uni-
versity since last Albright
month's announcement that she will
serve as the William Davidson Institute's
first Distinguished Scholar.
Business School Dean Joseph White
and U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.)
welcomed Albright, the highest-ranking
female in the history of American gov-
"We're excited about it, and we're
thrilled about it," White said.
Lantos, a member of the Institute's
board of directors, who, in addition,
serves on the House International Rela-
tions committee, had suggested to
Albright that she consider working with
"I'm just excited to be at the Universi-
ty of Michigan,"Albright said.
The former secretary of state met with
faculty and students to discuss her posi-
tion as a distinguished scholar.
See ALBRIGHT, Page 2
rde jazz trio "Hearing From the Gap" plays to patrons at thi
Quiz bowl team vanquishes opponents for national title
By Nika Schulte sented the University in the event - SNRE graduate man have both cashed in on the top prize of ABC's
Daily Staff Reporter student Ati Tislerics, LSA senior Michael Davidson, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Q: What Wolverine squad recently clinched a Engineering sophomore Ryan McClarren, LSA sopho- Although Davidson said the famous MAC members
national title for the second year in a row and the more Mark Calaguas and LSA freshman Ben Heller. have prompted extra inquiries to the group's website,
fourth time since 1996? , Aside from the team's correct answers, Heller cred- he said the team is not a training ground to reach the
A: The University's Michigan Academic Competi- its the victory to the quickness of team members. "We "hot seat" across from Regis Philbin.
tions team, which plowed over the University of Chica- also had a greater depth of knowledge,' he said. Instead, Heller said players are motivated by their
go in last weekend's finals of the College Bowl Davidson, who received all-star recognition as an desire to further their knowledge in topics that appeal
National Championship Tournament in Los Angeles. individual, said the team also seemed more experi- to them such as history, literature or fine art. "It's stuff
The victory not only secures national bragging enced comfortable playing in front of an audience. you are already interested in, areas you want to get bet-
rights for the team but also furnishes the University "Going into the finals we were undefeated. Chicago ter at and learn more about."
with a $10,000 student life grant from Ford Motor Co., had four losses and seemed to be intimidated," he said. Using knowledge they already have can serve as
which sponsored the competition. The MAC team has also been in the spotlight as adequate preparation, Davidson said. "Most of us don't
Out of the thirty members on the team, five repre- adviser Kevin Olmstead and MAC alum David Good- See QUIZ BOWL, Page 2
f_ _ _ARTS _ _SPORTS
THE TRIBE HAS SPKEN SKATINGAWAY
srTina Wesson emerges from 42 days Down Junior defenseman Jeff Jillson decides to
er Under with the million dollar prize in the leave the Michigan hockey team for the San
conclusion of "Survivor." Jose Sharks.
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