The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 10, 1990 - Page 3
'U' senior just misses
Mr. Male America title
by Bethany Robertson show me the right way for a model
"I don't think it's really hit me
LSA senior Mark Carpenter
haS reason to be surprised.
Carpenter became involved
with the Ann Arbor-based Michael
Jeffrey Model and Talent Agency last
June. By August 9 he had won the
r. Michigan Male America title
d was first runner-up in the Mr.
Male America competition.
When Carpenter contacted the
modeling agency on the advice of a.
friend, modeling agent Marilyn Bar-
ton recommended he enter the Mr.
"When I saw him I suggested he
could possibly win the pageant,"
Barton said. "He has exceptionala
d looks. He's an all-American
ye," she said.
Carpenter said he was the only
contestant in the Mr. Michigan
competition without previous expe-
rience. "I even had to have a friend
NEW YORK (AP) - The "Isle
of Tears" cracked a smile Sunday as
* migrants old and new celebrated!
the reopening of Ellis Island, gate-
way to the New World for the ances-
tori of two out of five Americans.
"There are thousands of different
nanes, thousands of different stories,
bat you stitch all of them together
and you have one huge saga, and it's
our saga," said Chrysler Chairperson
Lee Iacocca, who spearheaded the
jm paign that raised $156 million to
,0ore the 90-year-old immigration
Before snipping a white ribbon,
Vice President Dan Quayle linked
the nation's immigrant history to
the crisis in the Persian Gulf. There,
he 'said, "children of Mexicans or
Kenyans stand shoulder to shoulder
with the grandchildren of Japanese of
French, next to the great-grandchil-
en of Poles or Dutch - now
"What we celebrate in Ellis Island
is nothing less than the triumph of
thep American spirit," Quayle said.
"We may all know in our minds that
time and time again, it has been the
immigrant who has renewed and
rekindled the American spirit. But
here in Ellis Island, we feel it in our
* About 2,500 guests gathered out-
side the huge, four-towered brick
building that reopens to the public
Monday as a museum and memorial
following six years of work.
The restoration project, the most
expensive of its kind in American
history, was entirely financed by
private contributions to the Statue of
Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
,Forty-nine new citizens, includ-
g three children, were sworn in by
Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia, and six people who entered
the nation through Ellis in the first
quarter of the century were singled
out to represent the millions of im-
migrants who passed through the is-
They included Johanna Flaherty
who said she left her native Ireland
1923 because she "didn't want to
up and stare a cow in the face
to walk," he said.
Prizes for the Mr. Michigan
competition included a $1,500 col-
lege scholarship and a $1,000 sav-
ings bond as well as an all-expense
paid trip to Kansas City, Missouri
for the Mr. Male America pageant.
Scoring for the Mr. Male
America pageant was based on three
different factors. A personal inter-
view counted for 50 percent of the
final score, and a tuxedo contest and
'He's an all-American
- Marilyn Barton
a bathing suit contest were each
worth 25 percent. Carpenter origi-
nally tied for first place but lost in a
three to two decision to an English
Leacher from North Carolina.
Barton said Carpenter's educa-
tion helped him a lot. "He was very
well spoken," she said.
Although Carpenter has started
some modeling jobs, he is still
working to complete a double major
in economics and Japanese.
"I made it clear to everybody that
school comes first," Carpenter said.
After graduating, he would like to
work in public relations between
Japanese and American firms. He is
considering first going to Japan to
model and increase his Japanese flu-
Carpenter got involved in the
competitions on a whim without
much of an idea of the opportunities
available to him. "A lot of doors are
opened to him now," Phi Sigma
Kappa Fraternity brother Steve
Karageanes said. "He just has to
Since his new found fame, a few
things haven't changed. Few people
recognize him outside of the
restaurant Ruby Tuesday where he
$20 fine established for
minors caught smoking
works, Carpenter reports. And he is
still involved with his fraternity and
"A lot of doors are opened to
him now," Phi Sigma Kappa Fra-
ternity brother Steve Karageanes
said. "He just has to choose one."
Carpenter is originally from
by Heather Fee
Daily Staff Reporter
Young smokers may be forced to
keep their tobacco hidden as a result
of a two-part smoking ordinance
passed by the Ann Arbor City
The first part of the ordinance
sets a fine of up to $20 for minors
under 18 caught smoking or in the
possession of tobacco (cigarettes,
chewing tobacco or snuff).
The second part bans cigarette
vending machines in public places
and forbids adu'ts to provide minors
The ordinance reads: "Other viola-
tions of this chapter [including vend-
ing machines and providing tobacco]
are subject to a fine of no more than
Council member Jerry Schleicher
(R-Fourth Ward) proposed the ordi-
nance; the first half passed 6-3, and
the second half passed 8-2.
Schleicher said the ordinance was
proposed to back up state law.
Neither Schleicher nor Mark
Ouimet (R-Fourth Ward), who also
supported the ordinance, expects it to
be enforced very strictly.
"I'm sure the vending machine
(section of the ordinance) will be
strictly enforced. The other part... I
expect some enforcement, but it's
not a priority enforcement; it's more
of an educational tool than anything
else," Schleicher said.
Anne Marie Coleman (D-First
Ward) opposed the $20 fine to mi-
nors but supported banning cigarette
"My particular concern about
state law is that the people who
supply the cigarettes should be pun-
ished, not the minors. I was con-
cerned that we not be punitive
against people who might be smok-
ing a cigarette for the first and only
time in their life," Coleman said.
Some University students who
smoke agreed with Coleman that the
suppliers - not the minors -
should be fined.
Jim Dann, an 18-year-old first-
year LSA student who started smok-
ing when he was 12 said, "A twenty
dollar fine is ridiculous. What are
they going to do? Stop you and call
your parents? I can smoke if I want
It's like the pursuit of happiness."
Although Dann was opposed tb
fining cigarette vending machine
owners, he did support fining adults
who provide cigarettes to minors.
Sandi Lim, a 17-year-old first-
year LSA student and a smoker, also
opposed the $20 fine but supported
punishing tobacco providers. "I'd.
probably be upset [if she was fined
$20]. They are trying to protect us
from ourselves, but we have pres-
sures too, and when I smoke, I fed
more relaxed. That rule [the banned
machines] and the $500 fee, I guess,
are kind of logical but nobody
checks. They're not enforced at all."
Renee Miller, a former smoker
and 17-year-old first-year LSA stuf
dent, thought the fine was unfair.
"If they don't want people undgr
18 smoking, that's the way to do it,
but they can't expect someone who
has a habit for three years to break it
in two days," Miller said.
Non-smokers were pleased with
the new ordinance.
"I pretty much don't care what
they do because I don't smoke, and-I
don't like people smoking around
me. I have asthma so it really both-
ers me," said 17-year-old, first-year
LSA student Malathi Ravi.
Wendy Wilkenson, 17-year-old
Physical Education student, agreed
with the $20 fine but not the second
part of the ordinance. "I hope it'
keep people from smoking, but I'm
not sure twenty dollars is enough tq
make people think before they
smoke. I really think it's the smoker
[not the provider] that should be
punished," she said.
Fill 'e r pANTHONY M. CROLL/Daily
J.C. Miller, an LSA sophomore, enjoys his Doritos' in the new South Quad snackbar. The snackbar, renovated
this summer, was considered a historic monument by residents, many of whom were disappointed to see the
carved walls fall. Pieces of the walls were auctioned off to alumni.
N.Y. summer murders near record for city
NEW YORK (AP) - An infant
asleep on a couch. A business execu-
tive on a pay phone. A tourist stand-
ing on a subway platform. A 78-
year-old man out for an evening
walk. A prosecutor buying dough-
In the violent summer of 1990,
they were among hundreds of murder
victims in New York City. Memo-
rial Day arrived with the Zodiac
killer; the Labor Day weekend ended
with a tourist from Utah stabbed to
death in the subway while defending
his mother from muggers.
The three months in between
continued a five-year trend of escalat-
4ing summer violence, experts said.
Killings continued at a record pace as
the city appeared headed for a new
homicide record of more than 2,000
for the year.
"Clearly, this is the worst of
times. The numbers are higher than
ever for murders," said Thomas Rep-
petto, head of the watchdog Citizens
"This has got to be the worst
summer since the Son of Sam" in
1977, said James Deady, a New
Yorker for 27 years. "And that was a
serial killer. This is much more
New York, historically and statis-
tically, is a violent place. The aver-
age day sees five murders, nine
rapes, 256 robberies, 332 burglaries
and 367 auto thefts.
Walt Whitman, writing 150 years
ago, warned: "New York is one of
the most crime-haunted and danger-
ous cities in Christendom."
But this summer, violence was as
constant as the heat. Victims were
chosen by their birth signs or their
clothes. Panhandlers turned ugly if
turned down. Children asleep in their
homes or cars became shooting vic-
tims. Muggers killed cab drivers at
the rate of nearly three a month.
"I get the sense it was a more vi-
olent summer than usual. I think the
fact that children were killed, that an
assistant DA in the Bronx was killed
- these are people you don'i expect
to get caught in the crossfire," said
Barbara Raffel Prince, dean of gradu-
ate studies at John Jay College of
The summer started with a cryp-
tic note found beside a 78-year-old
shooting victim. "Zodiac - time to
die," it read. Joseph Proce, who was
out for a late-night walk, died 24
days after the May 31 shooting.
The Zodiac also shot three people
who survived. Then the mysterious
killer disappeared and headlines were
taken over by the Dartman. Between
July 22 and Aug. 3, an assailant
used a blowgun to fire small,
homemade darts at 55 women in
A rash of fatal shootings involv-
ing children had Mayor David Dink-
ins on the defensive around the same
time. Four children, age 9 months to
9 years, were shot to death in eight
days at the end of July.
On July 31, a television execu-
tive was shot to death while making
a call at a Greenwich Village pay
phone. Authorities say he was shot
by a homeless man reportedly in-
censed by his rebuff of a request for
August concluded with a double
shot of violence: A prosecutor was
killed by a stray bullet as he bought
doughnuts in the Bronx and a former
state senator was shot to death in his
Brooklyn office on Aug. 30.
Three days later, Brian Watkins,
22, of Provo Utah, in town to see
the U.S. Open tennis tournament,
was stabbed to death in a Manhattan
subway station while defending his
mother from muggers. That slaying
reinforced the perception of out-of-
towners that New York is out of
"It's over for New York - a fact
that becomes clearer withe each pass-
ing year," said nationally syndicated
columnist Bob Greene.
"The cranky cabdriver and the
impatient waiter seem like charming
artifacts out of a 1950s musical
about New York," he wrote. "They
have been replaced by the gangs with
the box cutters and the crack addicts
roaming the filthy streets."
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