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Sports 13 LaVell Blanchard is back in
Ann Arbr. One-hundred-thirteen years of edit'oralfreedom

Monday, June 14,2004
Summer Weekly

www.michigandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan * Vol. CXIII, No. 146 ©2004 The Michigan Daily

Workin' at the Carr wash

House argues
over funding,
'U' admissions
By Alison Go
Daily Staff Reporter
The state House passed a bill Wednesday that could
potentially revoke all state funding from public universities
who use admissions based on race, religion, creed and
national origin - including the University of Michigan.
University spokeswoman Julie Peterson said the Universi-
ty was "surprised and puzzled by the amendment."
The passage of the bill also incited an altercation among
Democrats in House chambers.
The incident occurred after the Republican-controlled
House narrowly approved next year's higher education budget
that included a last-minute amendment rescinding funding
from any university that grants preferential treatment in admis-
sions based on race, religion, creed or national origin.
The fight began when Rep. Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit)
accused Democratic caucus leaders of doing little to prevent
the passage of the amendment. Four Democrats voted in
favor of the amendment that was passed 57-44, the mini-
mum number of votes needed for approval.
"If not for Democratic support, it would have been defeat-
ed," Hunter, who confirmed the fight, later said in a statement
to The Michigan Daily. "To vote 'yes' is a slap in the face to
me as an African-American legislator and asa Democrat."
Hunter's comments at the time prompted Alan Canady,
the chief of staff to House Minority Leader Dianne Byrum,
to defend the actions of Byrum and other Democratic lead-
ers. Rep. Morris Hood (D-Detroit) attempted to pacify the
verbal altercation by restraining Canady from Hunter.
Canady pushed Hood away, and House sergeants and other
representatives then separated the two.
The language of the budget now returns to the Senate for
consideration of the changes. The budget would most likely
then go to a conference committee, consisting of members

Michigan sophomore kicker Garrett Rivas (38) waves at Farmington Hills resident Lisa K. Giles while his teammates wash her car." The car
wash was a fund raiser by the Michigan football team for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Inside: More pictures from the car wash. Page 16

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