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One hundred eleven years ofeditoril freedom

Summer Weekly

May 28, 2002


NEWS Martin ma
Summer road withea
construction may plea

One run down

create problems
for students in
the area now, but
city developers
say it will pay off
in the long run.

By J. Brady McCollough
Daily Sports Editor

Page a The future of the Michigan bas-
OP/ED ketball program could take a big hit
today iT former booster Ed Martin
A new study decides to accept a plea bargain in a
should cause meeting with U.S. District Judge
politicians and Robert Cleland.
teachers to Martin and his wife, Hilda, were
rethink the convicted March 21 for loaning for-
conventionalism mer Michigan basketball players
of inner city Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor,
schools. Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock a
Page 4 total of $616,000 during their years
with the Wolverines in an effort to
ARTS launder money from his illegal
gambling enterprise in Detroit auto
plants. If these
allegations are
proven true, the
Michigan pro-
gram could face
probation, televi-
Punk rock band sion and postsea-
Sugarcult per- son bans and
jformsatomorrow scholarohip N i
at The Shelter in reductiono from
Detroit, hoping to the NCAA.
avoid a repeat of , If Martin does Ed Martin
the St. Andrew's accept a plea bar-
Hall show. gain today, he would avoid going to
Page $ trial June 17. Despite that, it's still
unknown what course of action will
SPORTS be taken.
"That is the 64-million-dollar
question," said Ed Martin's attor-
ney, William Mitchell. "A plea bar-
gain means that wV are going to
come to some kind of agreement
about what occurred and how it
should be resolved."
Athletic Depart- Rick Convertino, the lead federal
ment officials prosecutor for the Martin case, told
announced the Mitchell last month that any possi-
dismissal of inter- ble plea bargain would require "full
im baseball cooperation" from Martin, which
coach Chris Har- means that the University would
rison last week. finally receive some help in uncov-
Page 10 ering the truth surrounding the
scandal that has been hovering over
ONLINE its head for years.
The Learning A decision to accept a plea bar-
Channel is hold- gain would also help the NCAA in
ing auditions for its investigation of the Michigan
a new reality- program.
based game "I'd very much like to see the
show today at plea bargain, so we can learn the
the Novi Hilton facts and work with the facts along
Hotel. with the NCAA," Athletic Director
Bill Martin said. "We can put this
CONTACTS chapter behind the Michigan bas-
NEWS: 76-DAILY ketball program. I have no idea
CLASSIFIED: what will happen, but I'm pleased to
764-0557 See MARTIN, Page 2

Freshman shines iz
two WCWS losses
By Kyle O'Neill
Daily Sports Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY - After a disappointing finish at
this weekend's Women's College World Series - back-to-
back one-run losses to Arizona State and Nebraska -
Michigan had to say goodbye to threecofits own in depart-
ing seniors Mary Conner, Kelsey Kollen and Stefanie Vlpe.
But the rest of the softball community, as well as the
nation watching ESPN, was introduced to the future of
Michigan softball - freshman pitcher Nicole Motycka.
In the Wolverines' 1-0 loss to Nebraska Saturday, Michi-
gan coach Carol Hutchins went with Motycka, the Big Ten
Freshman of the Year riding a 17-game winning streak,
instead of Big Ten Pitcher of the Year MarissaYoung.
Motycka didn't disappoint, allowing just one run and five
hits in six innings. Having her start did catch some off guard
because most WCWS teams used just one starting pitcher.
Young started in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Sun Devils.
"You know what, I had no idea what (Motycka) looked
like (entering Saturday's game)," Nebraska coach Rhonda
Revelle said. "I didn't have any tape on her. Everything I
had seen was Marissa Young and I thought (Motycka) came
out with tremendous poise. I wouldn't have guessed she was
See SOFTBALL, Page 2

Photo courtesy of The Daily trin
Senior second baseman Kelsey Kollen and junior pitcher Marissa Young react to
Saturday's game after their defeat.
Holiday sets aside
ti-me for re,&flection

By Karen Schwartz
Daily News Editor
While the usual barrage of barbe-
cues and parade of picnics covered
campus and nearby parks yesterday,
many people said something was
different about Memorial Day this
"It means something different
because we have Americans fight-
ing right now ...it means a little
something extra this year," Medical

outdoors yesterday, he thinks he and
others are paying more attention to
the meaning behind Memorial Day.
"I think people in general are
more aware of Memorial Day this
year than in years past," Jacobson
"It's a good thing to be patriotic
and remember what people have
done for this country," he added.
Ann Arbor resident Ira Lax said
while Memorial Day honors people
who died in military service, he

student Joel Jacobson said. would like to see the holiday LSA seniors John Russell and Justine Nasser and Engineering
Jacobson said though he planned expanded in scope to recognize the senior Andrew Dewey enjoy a Memorial Day barbecue
to attend a barbecue and enjoy the See MEMORIAL DAY, Page 2 yesterday.
BAMN conference to address U lawsuits

By Hiba Ghalib
For the Daily
With at least one case involving the Univer-
sity's admissions policies heading toward the
Supreme Court, members of the Coalition to
Defend Affirmative Action and Integration
and Fight for Equality By Any Means Neces-
sary are preparing for a national conference to
be held May 31 through June 2. The confer-
ence will bring students from various high
schools and colleges together to discuss possi-

bilities for furthering the "new civil rights
This will be the third such conference Uni-
versity BAMN members have held, but all
three have had the same purpose: to help lead
a national movement against racism and in
favor of affirmative action.
LSA junior and BAMN member Agnes
Aleobua said the conference aims to educate
and mobilize youth in defense of the civil
rights movement. Aleobua also said the con-
ference will attempt to organize a national

march in Washington D.C. if and when the
Supreme Court hears the two cases involving
the University's admissions policies.
"We plan to use this conference to further
organize ourselves and activists across the
nation for the tremendous task of a national
march on Washington," she said.
LSA senior Ben Royal, also a BAMN mem-
ber, said there are additional objectives to the
conference besides supporting the University
in its lawsuits. Discussion at the conference
See BAMN, Page 2

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