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Inside: The Daily previews the Michigan men's basketball team.
offer to end
Blue cleans glass, Demons
y Paul Barger
aily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's basketball
eam tipped off its season last night,
eating DePaul 73-65 at Crisler Arena
n the first round of the preseason
Steve Fisher surprised most in atten-
ance by starting freshman Albert White
long with sophomores Maceo Baston,
aurice Taylor and Travis Conlan and
enior Dugan Fife.
Fisher tinkered with the lineup and a
ack of continuity was rather apparent
hroughout the game.
"We have a lot we need to work
on," Fisher said. "We had a lot more
game slippage than I thought we
Michigan completely outplayed the
Blue Demons from start to finish, but
just could not seem to put the game out
of reach. Timely mistakes combined
with clutch DePaul shooting kept the
game close until late in the second
Withjust overseven minutes remain-
ing the Blue Demons tied the contest at
57. A Fife 3-pointer on Michigan's next
possession gave Michigan the lead back
With just under four minutes re-
maining DePaul trailed by two and
had possession. Freshman Robert
Traylor stole the ball in the paint and
Taylor converted on the other end of
The Wolverines rolled from there,
putting the game out of reach on a
Traylor finger roll with under two min-
The game would never have been in
doubt if the Wolverines had taken ad-
vantage of their free throw opportuni-
ties. Michigan was miserable from the
charity stripe, going 13-31 for the con-
"First of all, we've got to make our
free throws," Fife said. "It was a snow-
ball effect. It just gets in everybody's
head. We've got to work on our team
defense and we've got to work on con-
taining the other team's guards."
The Wolverines jumped out to an
early lead, sparked by the play ofWhite.
The first-year forward from Inkster
validated his spot in the starting lineup,
tallying nine points and grabbing four
rebounds. His shot with 7:06 remain-
ing in the first gave the Wolverines
their biggest lead of the game, 24-14.
Fellow freshmen Louis Bullock and
The Washington Post
tial shutdown stretching through a sec-
ond disruptive day, the House passed
legislation early this morning to reopen
government on condition President
Clinton agrees to balance the budget in
Clinton threatened to veto the mea-
sure even before the 277-151 vote, say-
ing the GOP majority was demanding
"a level of cuts in Medicare and Medic-
aid, in education, in the environment
and a tax increase on working people,
all of which I find objectionable."
In an interview on CBS, Clinton
vowed to hold firm in the standoff,
"even if it's 90 days, 120 days or 180
The midnight vote in the House was
short of the two-thirds majority that
would be needed to override a veto.
Even so, 48 Democrats supported the
measure, an indication that support for
the GOP's overall goal crossed party
Despite the veto threat and likeli-
hood of continued stalemate, the Sen-
ate was expected to approve the mea-
sure during the day today.
Congressional Republicans shifted
tactics yesterday and offered a new
measure to end the two-day partial shut-
down of the federal government. But
the plan was unacceptable to the White
House and there were no indications
the two sides were any closer to ending
The temporary spending measure
emerged from a day of GOP delibera-
tions over how best to minimize the
Sensitive to polls showing that Ameri-
cans largely blame the Republicans for
precipitating the impasse, GOP leaders
moved on several fronts to try to send
some of the 800,000 furloughed em-
ployees back to work.
With no prospects for any kind of
imminent budget breakthrough, Clinton
yesterday canceled a planned trip to
Japan this weekend, according to ad-
ministration officials, and will likely
send Vice President Gore in his place.
Before officially canceling the trip,
Clinton said in a CBS News interview
with Dan Rather, "If people who work
for the federal government aren't work-
ing and the people who need the ser-
vices of our government aren't getting
them, it's going to be difficult for me
to see my way through taking this
The immediate crisis was triggered
Monday night after Clinton vetoed an
extension ofa temporary spending mea-
sure that would have kept the govern-
ment running another 18 days. A new
continuing resolution is needed before
By Ronnie Glassberg
Daily Staff Reporter
At her Washington office, Rep.
Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor) had to
handle telephone calls about the
federal government shutdown her-
Rivers' press secretary, Shelley
Simpson, has been furloughed due
to the impasse.
"This whole issue has to be laid
firmly on the feet ofthe Congress,"
Rivers said. "Ireally think the shut-
down is a clear indicator.that we
have not been doing our work."
Rivers has closed down her two
district offices and retained only
three legislative aides and her chief
of staff in the Washington office.
She normally has seven people
working in Washington and a total
of nine staff members in both dis-
Rivers also said she will return
the pay she receives during the
shutdown and will not accept any
Jon Brandt, press secretary to
Rep. Peter Hoekstra, said the Hol-
land Republican has closedhis three
district offices and furloughed eight
of his 18 employees.
"I don't think many people are
noticing much difference with the
shutdown," Brandt said. "We have
been getting a lot of calls in this .
office, and people have been say-
ing, 'Don't give in on balancing
Brandt said members of Con-
gress have closed their district of-
fices because those offices deal with
case work for constituents, and the
federal employees they would need
to deal with have been furloughed. .
"It doesn't make any sense hav-
ing them in there," Brandt said.
See SHUTDOWN, Page 9
employees can return to work because
Congress has yet to complete work on
all 13 spending bills funding govern-
ment operations for the fiscal year that
began Oct. 1.
Yesterday night, Clinton signed the
$12.6 billion transportation bill that will
return 28,000 federal employees to their
half action of
over DePaul last
night in the
Maceo Baston: 11 rebounds.
Maurice Taylor: 16 points, 7-for-11
from the field.
Dugan Fife: 3-for-5 from 3-point
Traylor got their first taste of playing
time three minutes into the game. Bul-
lock had to leave the game with 6:21
remaining in the first half after he was
cut on his forehead over his left eye.
He returned early in the second half
Brent McIntosh says freshmen
Albert White and Louis Bullock
proved they will be players to watch
and both he and Traylor saw a great deal
of action during the critical moments of
"Traylor demonstrated some men-
tal toughness down the stretch," Fisher
said. "They're youthful kids, making
mistakes, trying to hard. I promise
you we're going to be better on Fri-
The Blue Demons' Jermaine Watts
single-handedly kept the game interest-
ing, scoring 30 points and nailing five
3-pointers. Watts' 3-pointer at the end
ofthe first half cut the Michigan lead to
Every time the Wolverines built a
lead it seemed that Watts was the key in
bringing his squad back.
"If it wasn't for him I don't think
See DEPAUL, Page 14
Survey results show
off- campus up by 3%
Rising Rent, Shrinking Spaces
The University's newest survey of rental housing shows prices going up and few
vacancies around campus. The survey includes only units registered with University
Housing. Here is the percent change in rental rates compared to last year's.
On Campus All Units
By Stu Berlow
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite steadily increasing rental rates,
off-campus houses and apartments continue
to fill at near-capacity, a new University
The survey found rental rates around cam-
pus increased 3 percent over last year and
vacancies remain nearly non-existent.
"Our increases are based on cost-of-living
shifts and other costs to maintain our build-
ing, which have gone up more than 3 per-
cent," said Dena Isley, property manager at
University Towers. "To compete it costs a
lot, but it seems like 3-percent increases are
the norm around here."
The results showed that average rental rates
this year are $580 for one-bedroom, $828 for
two-bedroom, $1,115 for three-bedroom and
$1,455 for four-bedroom apartments.
"I think it's fair that people have to pay
more for their own space. I'd probably be
willing to do that," said Engineering sopho-
more Adam Conklin. "But if everything I
wanted was taken, it would probably be back
to West Quad."
"People are less willing to take that double
room. They'd rather pay more," said Beth
Jakub, program director for the housing of-
fice. "People are really looking for their own
space. People want a two-bedroom apart-
ment for two people."
The survey examined the 33 largest man-
agement companies on campus, which may
have affected analysis of the results.
"I'm sure that the largest management
companies are full, but smaller landlords
may have some vacancies," Jakub said.
Rooms Efficiencies 1 bedroom 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 5 bedrooms 6 bedrooms
On Campus is defined as the area between Fuller Street, Burns Park, Oxford Housing and Main Street.
Regents to vote
on new Code of
By Amy Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
When the University Board of Regents convenes pub-
licly today, it will face one of the most hotly debated
campus issues of the year - the adoption of a new code of
Vice President for Student Affairs Maureen A. Hartford is
scheduled to appear before the board today to propose the
revised Code of Student Conduct, which was compiled by
eight students and advisers in the code workgroup.
The workgroup has solicited student input during the last
two months through a World Wide Web page, public forums
and comment boxes in residence halls.
Last April, the regents rejected revisions Hartford pro-
posed to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibili-
ties, the current interim code of non-academic conduct.
Instead of adopting the policy, the board sent Hartford back
to draft a less legalistic, more concise policy that included
Engineering junior Greg Sabatini said he
is looking for a inexpensive apartment. "I
will definitely look for an apartment that is
not owned by one of the big realty compa-
nies because they are more expensive than
An additional factor leading to the low
rental unit vacancy is this year's jump in
"I heard there's an increase in the fresh-
man class and the fact that freshmen had to
sleep in cafeterias shows us we're going to
have a big year in 1996-97," Isley said.
Jakub agreed: "What we think is most im-
portant is that enrollment is up and the large
freshman class. More people in Ann Arbor
results in more people needing housing."
Jakub said that after living in the dorms,
students want more privacy, which has been
one of the driving forces behind a 7-percent
drop in vacancy rates since 1989-90.
"It's a natural phenomena that not as many
people will live in the dorms after their fresh-
man year," Jakub said.