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One hundred ten nears of editorial freedom


August 13, 2001

Stemn cei research funds limited

By Maria Sprow
Daily News Editor
President Bush took the middle road
in a controversial issue Thursday,
announcing his decision to fund research
on existing embryonic stem cell lines
but denying funds for research on
embryonic stem cells that have not
aheady been cultured.

"As a result of private research, more
than 60 genetically diverse stem cell
lines already exist. They were created
from embryos that have already been
destroyed, and they have the ability to
regenerate themselves indefinitely, cre-
ating ongoing opportunities for
research," Bush said in the televised
address. "I have concluded that we
should allow federal funds to be used for

research on these existing stem cell
lines, where the life and death decision
has already been made."
Bush's decision pleased and disap-
pointed the scientific community, where
stem cells are believed to have the
potential to cure many degenerative dis-
eases. His words inspired the same
mixed feelings in the religious commu-
nity, where stem cell research is consid-

ered the death of a human life and the
first step of human cloning.
"I wish that he had gone a little bit
further butI think we have to be tremen-
dously grateful that we got what we did,"
said University Assistant Professor Sue
O'Shea, who is currently doing research
with animal stem cells but hopes to
progress to human embryonic stem cells
See STEM CELLS, Page 2

Baa not'
to playba
,tbis season
By Benjamin Singer
Daily Sports Editor
One of Michigan's top running back recruits, Kelly
Baraka, will keep his scholarship but won't play in
the 2001 football season.
Head coach Lloyd Carr
announced at the team's media day
Friday that Baraka will not dress
for games for disciplinary reasons.
Carr also said the Portage native
will practice with the team some-
time in the season.
If Baraka does not play this
year, he could potentially be red-
shined and not lose a year of eligi-
Baraka bility.
When Baraka was ticketed for marijuana posses-
sion last week in Portage, police were searching for a
See BARAKA. Page 2

A2seeks shade as temperatures break records
By Sarah Scott cialist for Border's Books & Music in Ann Arbor. tthe trip from the Argo canoe livery down to the
Daily StafRepoter "It's hard to say right now, but there was an Gallup canoe livery had to be stopped.
increase in the cafe, especially with cold bever- "This is an exceptionally dry summer,"
98 degrees came to Ann Arbor last week. ages." Kahlbaum said. "Some areas of the county have
But instead of sweet sounds and carefully cho- Irene Bushaw, marketing specialist for the Ann received more or less precipitation, but overall
reographed dance routines, this 98 degrees Arbor Parks and Recreation Department, said the See HEAT, Page 2
brought with it heat indices in the 110 degree recent heat
range, humidity that hovered around 50 percent wave also
and virtually no precipitation. in c r e a s e d
Students, along with everyone else, cowered business at
indoors or underwater. Pools were jammed. Cus- c ommunity
tomers flocked to local businesses not only to pools. "The
shop but to cool off. pools did well
When the mercury topped out at 98 degrees - more than
August 8, it set a record for that date. It was hot one-third 3 r d
enough to cook a steak on the dashboard of a car more people
in just seven hours, said University Weather than on a typi-
Observer Dennis Kahlbaum. cal day. Buhr
"Thankfully we have air-conditioning," said Park typically
LSA junior Andy Benway. "This month the bill's has 200-250
been pretty high. We've had it on 24/7 - thank swimmers a
God!" Benway also said many of his friends who day. Wednes-
aren't fortunate enough to have air conditioning day it had .
have been coming over to hang out - and stay 350." Bushaw
cool. The story was similar throughout Ann added that the
Arbor lack of rainfa/l
"We did have more customers in the store just decreased the AtBY R00ENBAUM/DitY
escaping the heat. We have great air condition- water level to Allison Miller plays with her four-year-old daughter Maggie at the Buhr Park pool.
ing," said Sarah Boylan, field national events spe- the point that Local Ann Arbor pools were packed last week as residents tried to escape the heat.
M-Pathways transition encounters problems
By Elizabeth assab Mendis said the ELI discovered that the paper- said. Being far away from home made the situation
Daily News Editor work for her appointment had been submitted by more frightening. "I have no one in this country
June 6, but in the transition to M-Pathways, her that I can easily call up and ask to borrow money
Though the University's third and final transition name was somehow left out of the data system, so from if I don't get paid, as I have no family here,"
to its new data transaction system, M-Pathways, is she was not paid. University Communications Coordinator Linda
being heralded as a success by the administration, Though Mendis was able to pick up her pay- Hancock Green said the University is concerned
problems in the switch were more than an inconven- check soon after she reported the problem, she had with the incorrect paychecks, which seem to be iso-
ience for a handful of graduate student instructors. to drive to Wolverine Tower on a tight schedule to lated incidents and not related to the new system
When Rac hkan student Dushyanthi Mendis pick it up and was unable to pay her bills on time. itself. Overall, the change went well, she said.
realized she had not received a paycheck for the 'Like most grad students, I am totally dependent The implementation of M-Pathways "was a fun-
month of July, she called the English Language on my paycheck, so it's a very scary situation when damental success ... in that the software worked
I it t th d . rtment where ,he iemloed, ou don't know when ou'reoin to etaid"SeeM-PATHWAYS, Page2

sĀ®higan head football coach Lloyd Carr announces
treshman recruit Kelly Baraka will sit out thla year,
FWhat t Hel lie9 Attras n s I and
t d the M oh gan cty offer some
indiae of why you houl ,o to Hell.
Page 8

Daily Arts brings out the big gu
reviews of "Apocalypse Now Re
"American Pie li" and "The Oth

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ns with Drew Henson isn't living up to his
dux," potential yet, but the Clippers still have
ers." hope for the former quarter back.
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