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One hundred eleven years ofeditorial freedom

Summer Weekly

June 10, 2002

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NEWS Bill could
University Engi- - lnnfor
neering students
prepare final
touches ona Scientists
vehicle that is
designed to By Maria Sprow
send humans to Daily News Editor
the planet Mars.
Page 3 Because of nationwide controversy
OP/ED surrounding its moral and ethical impli-
cations, a research technique that scien-
The relationship tists say could benefit humans suffering
between the from fatal or degenerative diseases may
University and be outlawed. Two bills currently being
New Era Cap debated by the U.S. Senate seek to
Company must resolve the question: Should scientists
be reassessed clone human cells?
by the The bills both agree that the cloning
administration. of a human being should be illegal
Page 4 because of its moral and ethical conse-
quences, but they disagree on a major
ARTS point - whether scientists should be
able to clone human embryos for the
purpose of advancing medical treat-
ments, and if so, what they should be
allowed to clone.
Even though he is not aware of any
scientist at the University who currently
Nicoe Kiman works with research requiring human
fr ouliman cell cloning, Gil Omen, executive vice
for 'oulin president for medical affairs, said she
Rouge" and Will bills, depending on their language, could
Smith for "Ali have far-reaching effects on research.
were the big "Stem cell cloning is crucial to many
winners at last lines of research, Omenn said, adding
week's MTV that though he believes cloning should
Movie Awards. be limited, research cloning should still
Page 8 be allowed. "I think (a line) does need to
be drawn. ... It's definitely not out of
SPORTS (the government's) hands. They have the
authority to do what they feel is the best
for the American people."
"I myself strongly support keeping
cloning for research purposes only to
create new therapies for serious diseases
feasible," he added.
The Human Cloning Prohibition Act
Michigan base- See CLONING, Page 7
ball players Rich
Hill and Bobbyblc
Korecky were Sun block
drafted in last
week's Major
League Baseball
Amateur Draft.
Page 10
Studies show
that chances of
getting skin can-
cer are greatly'
increased when
people spend
more time in
the sun.
NEWS: 76-DAILY LSA senior Tom Cariano uses his book t
CLASSIFIED: Field Friday afternoon.

a a By Kyle O'Neil
{ ' F DailyStaffReporter
After watching Patrick Roy skate off the ice
halfway through game seven of the Western Con-
ference Finals, many fans thought the Stanley Cup
was in the bag for the Detroit Red Wings.
The Wings are two wins away from their third
Stanley Cup in the past six years, but it has not
been the cakewalk many media personnel and fans
- said they believed it would be against the Carolina
Hurricanes, who are making their first Stanley Cup
After Detroit's Saturday night 3-2 triple overtime
victory to take a 2-1 lead in the series, the Red Wings'
faithful say they are expecting the Hall of Famers to
reclaim the dominance that they said has been apparent
in the first two games and have the series wrapped up
k by game five in Detroit Thursday.
"I think right off the bat the Red Wings went
- (into this series) and were like, 'we're awesome
and we can win this without really throwing every-
Ro thing into it,"' Engineering junior Jakob Buikema
f*_said. "Carolina had nothing to lose in the begin-
ning. Now, the series should be done. Two more
games and win at home."
And with game four looming tonight, many are get-
DANNY MOLOSHOK/Da ly ting ready for anything, including another marathon
A Big Boy statue holds a Stanley Cup trophy and a Red Wing emblem on Van Dyke Road game to take them into tomorrow. Some are learning
in Utica Saturday. Red Wing fever has hit almost all of Michigan. Game four is tonight, See RED WING, Page 3

Sex offender registry deactivated
By Megan Hayes Fullmer pleaded no contest to 4th degree sex-
Daily Staff Reporter ual conduct after he admitted to engaging in a Sex Offender Law
consensual relationship with a female inmate.
The Michigan sex-offender online reg- State Senator Bill VanRegenmorter (R- EThe Michigan Sex Offender Law was first
istry was official deactivated yesterday after Georgetown Township) said that in the established in 1994. It requires those convict-
being found unconstitutional last week by a Fullmer case, the judge ruled that the registry ed of felony or misdemeanor sex offenses to
Federal Court judge. The registry, which put a stigma on sex offenders and affirmed register with local police. Violation of the law
had been available on the Internet since that Fullmer's due process rights had been can be punished by up to four years in prison.
1999, allowed community members to "adversely affected." He said contrary to
access a list of sex offenders living in their Fullmer's argument, that it was not the reg- m The law was amended in 1999 to include
area and raised statewide conflict between istry that was at fault. "Their reputation stig- criminals convicted of grosstindecency, kid
prisoner rights and public safety. matizes the offenders themselves," he said. napping and soliciting or accosting a pers
The issue arose when Daniel Fullmer, a VanRegenmorter said the purpose of the under 18.
Royal Oak resident, brought a case against the registry was to provide information to par- 0 Those on the registry must check in any
Michigan State Police in which he claimed ents and others and that without it, there where from one to four times a year for 25
the registry process denied his right to due will be more victims. years after release from prison.
process. A former state corrections officer, See REGISTRY, Page 2 y r o



New Era, workers settle contract,

agreement won't affect 'U' stance

By Jennifer MistialM
Daily Staff Reporter

News of a tentative agreement between New
Era Cap Co. and its workers in Derby, N.Y., who
have been campaigning for almost a year to
improve factory conditions, probably will not
influence the University's decision to resume its
contract with the collegiate apparel manufacturer,
said Committee on Labor Standards on Human
Rights chair Larry Root.
Until April, New Era was one of 500 licensees
contracted to manufacture University apparel, Root
said. The University chose to terminate its contract
after a 90-day process when the company gave
unsatisfactory responses to allegations about viola-

tions of labor standards and let charges go unan-
swered, he said.
Despite news of the future contract ratification
and that workers are going back to work July 1,
Root said the University has no plans to reconsider
its decision. "There have been no changes in the
committee's recommendation on New Era," Root
said. "If there is new information or changes in the
New Era situation that the committee may feels are
germane to our recommendation, the committee
may re-visit this issue."
He added that current discussion and possible
agreements between workers and New Era are use-
ful, but unless the labor standard violation allega-
tions are directly addressed, he does not foresee any
See NEW ERA, Page 2

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