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NEWS CAMPU
Out with the old --- Deaths of University
Members of the Ann Arbor organ recovery team
City Council voted unanimously
last Monday to demolish the leave students,
Anberay apartment building
- also known as Melrose Place faculty in shock

IS IN MOURNING

- in favor of a new 10-story resi-
dential and commercial complex
to be built by Zaragon Inc.
See page 2.
OPINION
Gary Graca: The
Paris privilege
Although most Americans
may be happy that the celebrity
everyone loves to hate, Paris Hil-
ton, is back in jail, maybe it wasn't
the right thing to happen. For
sick inmates, prisons
aren't suited to
provide care. For
all the outrage
over Hilton's
release, maybe
the "celebrity
privilege"
that Hilton
received
should be
extended to
more
prisoners.
See page 4.
ARTS
Thievery and Banjos
"Ocean's 13" steals the show
and bluegrass musician Bela
Fleck plucks a unique chord.
See page 9.

By EMILY BARTON
Daily News Editor
Flowers, photos, a hockey stick
and a violin bow were placed inside
WestSide United Methodist Church
on Saturday morning as about 700
people gathered to remember car-
diac surgeon Martinus Spoor.
The attendees included extend-
ed family, friends, colleagues and
members of Spoor's hockey team.
"Martin was a gentleman and
a gentle man," said one of Spoor's
hockey teammates. "Tonight, when
we play our hockey game, none of
us will be thinking about winning
or losing, but about No. 14."
Spoor will always be remem-
bered as "a wonderful man, hus-
band, father, son, brother and
surgeon," said Thijs Spoor, Spoor's
younger brother, in a statement to
the media.
He recalled the time his older
brother won a fiddling competition
by playingthe fiddle while standing
on his head.
"Martin was one who truly
knew how to live life to the fullest,"
said Steven Bolling, a colleague of
Spoor.
Spoor, along with physician-in-
training David Ashburn, transplant
specialists Richard Chenault and

SHAY SPANIOLA/Daily
Two women view a display at the new Cardisvascular Center's opening on Thursday to memorialize the six men who perished in
the crash ofva Survival Flight plane June 4. The event was nearly postponed in light of the tragedy.

Richard Lapensee and Marlin Air
pilots Bill Serra and Dennis Hoyes,
was a part of the University's Sur-
vival Flight organ transplant team
aboard the Marlin Air Cessna jet
that crashed in Lake Michigan on
June 4.
The team, on its way to Willow
Run Airport in Ypsilanti from Gen-
eral Mitchell International Airport
in Milwaukee, was transporting a
pair of lungs for a 5-year-old man
in critical condition. Five minutes
into the flight, the pilot of the jet
requested to return to Milwaukee
due to an unspecified emergency.
Seconds later, the plane disap-
peared from the airport's radar and
crashed into Lake Michigan about

six miles from Milwaukee. No sur-
vivors where found after an exten-
sive searchby the U.S. Coast Guard.
The National Transportation Safe-
ty Board is investigating the cause
of the crash.
University President Mary
Sue Coleman and Vice President
of Medical Affairs Robert Kelch
spoke at a press conference on June
5 about changing the aim of the
mission from a rescue mission to
one that would recover the victims'
bodies.
"It is particularly difficult when
a place of hope such as ours loses
hope," Kelch said. "But that is what
happened this morning when we
learned that our crew was not com-

ing home tous."
Members of Survival Flight
and the transplantation program
gathered on June 6 to speak to the
media about the tragedy's impact
on the Survival Flight Program.
"I feel strongly I have lost mem-
bers of my family," said Denise
Landis, manager of critical care
transport for Survival Flight.
She said a team had gone on a
mission just two hours after the
accident and Survival Flight would
continue to fully function in the
wake of the tragedy
Mark Lowell, medical director of
Survival Flight, spoke of the mind-
set of Survival Flight team members
See MOURNING, Page 8

ADMISSIONS
'U' offers applicants early review option

INDEX
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By JESSICA VOSGERCHIAN
Managing News Editor
Applicants to the University
now have the option of limiting
the length of time they have to
wait to find out whether they've
been accepted by applying under

the Office of Admissions's new
Early Response program.
Early Response, available
for applicants to all University
schools and colleges - other than
the School of Art and Design and
the School of Music, Theater and
Dance - guarantees that stu-

dents who apply by Oct. 31 will be
informed whether they've been
accepted, rejected or deferred by
Dec. 21.
Unlikesimilarprogramsatmany
other colleges, Early Response
will offer rolling admissions dur-
ing the time period rather than

notifying all participants of their
admission status on the same date,
said Ted Spencer, associate vice
provost and executive director of
undergraduate admissions.
The University developed Early
Response as a means of monitor-
See EARLY, Page 3

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