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Frat house destroyed in blaze

'U invests in new
cancer treatment
The University Health System is
partnering with sther Michigan
hospitals to offer an alternative
to traditional radiation therapy.
See Page 5
Kate Truesdell:
Feeding a bad habit
Laying off the burgers is a
small price to pay to help fight
environmental degradation.
See Page 5
Andy Reid: Pitching
a problem for Blue
The Wolverines saw incredible
performances from their aces
Zach Putnam and Chris Fet-
ter this weekend. But where
was the rest of the pitching
See Page 13
Vol. coyII No. 140
0200 The Michigan Daily
N E W S .....................:.......................2
O PIN IO N ........................................4
CROSSW ORD ...............................6
ARTS ..............................................9

A team of more than 60 fire-
fighters worked most of the morn-
ing Friday to extinguish flames
that shot through the Delta Upsi-
Ion fraternity house early.
No one was injured during the
blaze, according to Ann Arbor
Fire Department Battalion Chief
Robert Vogel. The cause of the fire
still remains undetermined, Vogel
The 105-year-old house was the
oldest fraternity or sorority house
on campus still occupied by the
organization that built it, accord-
ing to the state registry of historic
The Detroit Free Press reported
that the home's value exceeded
$1.2 million -- a figure that does
not include the value of the land

The Delta Upsilon fraternity'house, built in 1903, was valued at $1.2 million.

located at the corner of Hill and
Olivia, where the home is located.
After crews were called to the
scene at 5:48 a.m., Vogel said a
team of fire trucks arrived at the
house located at 1331 Hill St. in less
than four minutes, but when they
got there, the flames had already
engulfed most of the first floor.
"There was fire blowing out the

front door like a blowtorch," said
Assistant Fire Chief Ed Dziubin-
ski, who was one of the first to
arrive on the scene.
After an eyewitness told fire-
fighters that five people were liv-
ing in the house, Vogel said his
crew went into "rescue mode" to
locate residents who could have
See FIRE, Page 8

Scientists will work
to increase energy
Daily News Editor
University President Mary Sue
Coleman, along with the presi-
dents of Michigan State Univer-
sity and Wayne State University,
announced plans to fund about
$800,000 worth of research on
"revolutionary but feasible" alter-
native energy projects Thursday.
The new projects, which focus
on expanding ethanol and ther-
moelectric energy production,
are part of continued efforts by
the University Research Corri-
dor. The URC, formed in 2006, is
a partnership between the Uni-
versity of Michigan, Michigan
State and Wayne State, designed to
strengthen and expand Michigan's
economy through research and
development projects.
One of the URC grants, worth
about $523,000, will give four
faculty members from the URC
universities the opportunity to
improve existing thermoelectric
materials. According to WSU pro-
fessor Stephanie Brock, one of the
researchers chosen for the proj-
ect, that could be good news for
domestic automakers with an eye
on efficiency.
The WSU chemistry profes-
See ENERGY, Page 8

State awarded convention delegates

Michigan delegates
have a half-vote at
national convention
Managing News Editor
After months of discussions
and.proposed solutions to seat the
Michigan delegation at the Demo-
cratic National Convention, the
national Democratic Party's Rules
Committee voted Saturday to seat
the Michigan and Florida delega-

tionshut cut their voting power in
The results of the Jan. 15 pri-
mary would have allotted 73 votes
to Sen. Hillary Clinton, while the
state's remaining 55 delegates
would have been uncommitted to
any candidate. Sen. Barack Obama
took his name off the ballot in
Michigan at the request of the
national party.
The committee approved a plan
awarding69 Michigan delegates to
Clinton and 59 Michigan delegates
to Sen. Barack Obama. Each del-
egate would get half a vote at the

convention, meaning the Michi-
gan delegateswill add 34.5 votes to
Convention delegates awarded to each
candidate by the DNC Rules Committee
Delegates for Clinton
Delegates for Obama

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