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One hundred tvelve years ofeditoral freedom

Summer Weekly
www.michigandally.com

Monday
July 28, 2003

NEWS Bush:Tax r

determining stu-
dent financial
may have a nega-
tive effect on stu-
dents in 2004.
Page 2
OP/ED
Columnist Daniel
Adams criticizes
sports journal-
ists' heroes and
picks some of
his own.
Page 5
ARTS

breaks will
benefit
consumers
By Andrew McCormack
Daily News Editor
LIVONIA - In an effort to gain
support for his economic strategy,
President Bush delivered a speech at
Beaver Aerospace and Defense,
Inc., proclaiming that "the corner-
stone of any good jobs plan is to
encourage small business growth."
In order to do this, Bush has
pushed a plan involving tax breaks
for many small businesses.
"Most new jobs in America are
created by entrepreneurs and small
business people. The plan I'm
describing to you creates incentive
for people to make investments to
make their small business more
competitive," he said.
"The more money people have in
their pockets, the more they will
demand a good or a service. And
when somebody demands a good or
a service, in this economy of ours,
somebody will produce a good or a
service. And when somebody pro-
duces that good or a service, it
means somebody is more likely to
find work," Bush added.
Bush also said that much of fix-
See BUSH, Page 3
MI legislators
join Connerl
J .
in support o7
state initiative

SETH LOWER/Daily
Ann Arbor firefighter
Brent Kostanko takes
a moment to breathe
Thursday afternoon
while trying to stop
the fire from causing
more damage to area
buildings.

SETH LOWER/Daily
Ann Arbor Police
Department
Officer Rebecca
Otts attemps to
clear away
crowds to make
room for a fire
truck coming
down Third Street
Thursday night.
Cityfirefighter's
work rouid the
clockto0%domuse
By Andrew McCormack
Daily News Editor
An inferno broke out at the Ann Arbor Technology
Center at 400 W. Washington St. around 5:20 P.M.,
Thursday afternoon. The blaze, which overtook the
entire block, was laid to rest Friday morning at 10:07
A.M. At its zenith,
the smoke could be "Ann Arbor likes
seen by students at
both Meijer locations. to see itself as a
"We have every cultural hub -
truck in the city
that's available," and it is, to a
said Michael
Skrypec, assistant certain extent -
chief of the Ann but it's taken a
Arbor Fire Depart-
ment, adding that great loss.'
no one was injured - - Michelle Hinebrook
over the course of Studio owner and artist
the ordeal.
Skrypec said one reason for the difficulty of extinguish-
ing the fire was the jumbled construction of the building.
"It's a big cut-up," Skrypec said. "There are actually
four or five buildings that are all tied together."
He said that fire fighters were able to attack the remain-
ing areas of concern more effectively after the fire had
cooled down a bit and heavy equipment was brought in to
clear a path for the crew.
"The construction company made it easy for us by
knocking down a bunch of walls so we could get to most
See FIRE, Page 2

your heart out.
Startling new
film "Capturing
the Friedmans"
shows how scary
real life can be.
Page 9
SPORTS
Kr
Big Ten football
teams are iust a

month away By Soojung Chang
from kickoff, Daily News Editor
and conference
members seek Plans to press for
national respect. put the affirmative
Page i1 state ballot next ye
ONLINE way. At a recent p
Lansing, just weeks
Keep checking Michigan Civil Righ
our website for ican Civil Rights C
breaking news Ward Connerly nam
nd continuing lican legislators to
coverage of cam- tee to head up the ei
pus events: "The purpose
show to those wh
michigandaily. no political suppo
com There are 21 legis
us," Connerly said
CONTACTS cratic and the Ret
the state have deck
NEWS: 76-DAILY tion to the initiativ
CLASSIFIED: Connerly also an
764-0557 See

a voter initiative to
action issue on the
ar are well under-
ress conference in
after launching the
hts Initiative, Amer-
oalition Chairman
ted several Repub-
a steering commit-
ffort.
of today was to
o said 'You have
rt' ... we do have.
slators supporting
. Both the Demo-
publican chairs in
ared their opposi-
ve.
nounced that he and
CONNERLY, Page 8

Ann Arbor City Fire Department firefighter Robert Tudor hoses down the flames on
Third Street Thursday evening.

Intellectual fraud tril againist 'U postponed
By Maria Sprow man sued the department's chair, David and sign a gag order.
and Trista Van Tine Hyland, for allegedly stealing an educational Kauffman refused the proposal, but provid-
Daily Staff Reporters proposal he had written to bring aerospace ed a counter offer in January which involved a
design professionals to the University as part $600,000-a-year settlement lasting seven
A four-year-old lawsuit against the Univer- of a new design center for students. years. Kauffman said the University did not
sity expected to go to trial Aug. 4 was post- The trial was postponed because the plain- respond to that proposal, adding that he will
poned last week. The case, in which a tiff changed the charge of plagiarism and theft not agree to a gag order or forced retirement.
University professor alleged that his superior of intellectual property to fraud and denial of Kauffman said he is refusing a gag order
stole his intellectual property, will now be due process on the University's behalf. because he feels that in order to prevent other
heard before Judge David Swartz in the The trial comes after at least one failed faculty and staff from being mistreated, the
Washtenaw County Circuit Court on Nov. 19. attempt between the parties to settle, in public must know about the problems he
The suit originated Oct 31, 2000, when which the University offered Kauffman believes are occurring.
aerospace engineering Prof. William Kauff- $300,000 on the conditions that he retire See KAUFFMAN, Page 3

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