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Vol. CI, No.64 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, December 5, 1990 CoYrht 0 19

Unlocked doors
invite dorm thief

by Lari Barager
Daily Staff Reporter
Sometime in the early morning last Sun-
day, an unidentified male entered the rooms of
at least three residents at Couzens Hall and
*stole possessions, according to Couzens Resi-
dent staff.
The intruder entered each of the rooms in
the same manner -through an unlocked door.
"We didn't lock the door; we just closed it.
We just figured we knew everyone well-
enough," said first-year LSA student Dave
Chalela added that he and his roommate
didn't realize that anything was missing until
they received a call from the front desk at
@11:30 the next morning.
"They said they had found my ID card and
my notebooks. I thought maybe I left my,
bookbag in the living room, and someone
turned it in for me," Chalela said.
Chalela's stolen belongings include his
leather jacket, his bookbag, a sweater, a shirt,
and money. He estimates their total value at
LSA sophomore Katie Vesnaugh woke up
Wn time to stop the intruder from stealing any
of her belongings. She is the only victim who
reports seeing the thief.
"I heard someone jiggle the doorknob to
make sure it was unlocked," Vesnaugh said,
"when I woke myself up enough to realize
what was going on, he was standing in the
middle of my room."
When the intruder realized that she was
awake, he immediately asked Vesnaugh about

her neighbors, referring to them by name, she
"He wanted me to believe he was looking
for someone," Vesnaugh said. Her neighbors'
names are posted on their door, she added.
Vesnaugh said the intruder left her room and
knocked on someone's door down the hall.
Then, when she walked toward the bathroom,
she saw the intruder standing in the middle of
the hallway.
'People get lulled into the
sense that it's safe some
times of the day and unsafe
at others'
- Ellen Shannon,
Couzens Hall Building Director
"When he saw me he knocked on another
door. I didn't want to approach him so I walked
back down my hall. Then he ran away," Ves-
naugh said.
"I didn't really see him well enough to give
an accurate description, so I don't really want
to say anything," Vesnaugh said.
The resident staff is unsure whether the
thief is a resident of Couzens or not. "I don't
have any reason to have an idea one way or the
other right now," said Ellen Shannon, Couzens
Building Director.
"I think I heard him, but I just didn't realize
who it was," said first-year Engineering student
Ed Stieber.
Stieber had $10 stolen from his wallet.
See COUZENS, Page 2

officers to
by Bethany Robertson
Daily Staff Reporter
The Interfraternity Council (IFC)
elected its 1991 Executive Council
last night, and current members are
confident the new officers will con-
tinue the reforms the council has be-
gun over the past two years.
Delta Tau Delta member Matt
Commers is the council's new presi-
dent. Commers, an LSA junior, said
he will continue to support the re-
cent actions the IFC has taken, espe-
cially those concerning alcohol poli-
"Dry rush and abolishing open
parties were very good decisions,"
Commers said. Commers was co-
chair of Alcohol Awareness Week
this semester and also served on the
rush-infraction committee.
Current Council President Jeff
Stacey said he was "exceedingly
pleased" with the newly elected
IFC Public Relations Chair Jon
Fink said a retreat is being planned
between present and future leaders to
create continuity between actions of
the two councils.
"We plan to continue reform in
the vital areas in which we have al-
ready began. These areas include
sexual assault and prevention, alco-
hol awareness and prevention and al-
leviation of racial tensions on cam.-
pus," Fink said.
Concerning racial awareness,
Fink said the council will be work-
ing with the Black Greek Associa-
tion on Diversity Week and Martin
Luther King day events.
Other officers elected included:
Mike Rice, Beta Theta Pi, executive
vice-president; Todd Webb, Tau
Gamma Nu, vice-president of pro-
gramming; Will Thompson, Kappa
Sigma, treasurer; Monik Sanghvi,
Kappa Sigma, Secretary; Scott Ed-
wardson, Pi Kappa Phi, rush chair;
and Britt Isaly, Beta Theta Pi, public
relations chair.

They Deliverl
United Parcel Service drivers Chuck Heirch and Al Nelson working the E. Liberty-State-
Washington route yesterday afternoon. Ordinarily, only one person is assigned to this route.
But these are not ordinary times, thanks to the busy holiday season.

AZ law to affect

by Chris Afendulis
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor tenant advocates and
area landlords are at odds over whe-
ther a new city ordinance affecting
tenant privacy will help or hinder
relations between landlords and their
The new law, which takes effect
Thursday, requires landlords to
make a "good faith effort" to notify
tenants before entry. However, if
all tenants in a rental unit write their
landlord demanding entry restric-
tions, the landlord must give three
man in
by Tami Pollack
Daily Staff Reporter
After claiming an apparently
homeless man as his guest in the
Union mug, LSA junior Ted
Sevransky was arrested by the Ann
Arbor Police on charges pertaining
,to an outstanding "dog at large" war-
Student witnesses said the two
security officers woke a man who
had been sleeping in the mug for
most of the day. Although the stu-
dents say he told officers he was
alumni the security officers pro-
ceeded to read him the Trespassingj
Act and asked him to leave.
When the man declined to leave,
Sevransky, who was sitting in the
next booth over writing a paper, told
the officers that "he's a guest of
mine - he's welcome to stay with
"I offered them my name so they
could verify that I was a student,"
Sevransky said. "I also asked to
speak to the officer's supervisor,
who they informed me declined to
come down to speak to me."
The Security officers then appar-
ently called in Ann Arbor police
who sent out two officers.
"One of the officers came up to
* me," Sevransky said, "and said they
hoa ikawrrant nit fnr my arrect At

days' notification before entry.
Exactly how much protection
tenants are afforded under the new
law has sparked debate on both
Mike Appel, who works for Stu-
dent Legal Services' Housing Law
Reform Project, called the measure a
"landlord access bill" that does little
to protect tenant privacy.
Appel, along with the Ann Arbor
Tenants' Union and other groups,
formulated the original proposal for
a privacy ordinance two years ago,

which received council
consideration but was ultimately
passed over in favor of the current
The new ordinance - passed at
the Nov. 19 council meeting - was
written by council Republicans, who
say they see it as striking a balance
between tenant and landlord rights.
Democrats, however, say they
find the ordinance lacking in its orig-
inal purpose.
"It really wasn't quite what the
tenants had in mind in protecting

privacy rights

their property," Council Member Liz
Brater (D-Third Ward) said
regarding the new measure.
Council Member Ann Marie
Coleman (D-First Ward), who spon-
sored the original version of the bill,
said, "I think (the current law) was
written up by landlords and the Re-
Council Member Jerry Schleicher
(R-Fourth Ward) said the description
of the measure as helping landlords
was "a very selfish view" and added
that compromise was necessary to

pass a measure on the subject.
Both Schleicher and Council
Member Mark Ouimet (R-Fourth
Ward) said landlords did help in
drafting the ordinance.
Critics of the measure say the
"good faith effort" clause inade-
quately protects tenant privacy be-
cause it does not require that land-
lords contact tenants, only that they
attempt to do so.
They add that requiring a letter to
restrict landlords' entry is an extra
See PRIVACY, Page 2

Treasurer announces
resignation from MSA
Bush calls Dudley's marine corps reservist
unit to active duty; will depart this weekend

by Christine Kloostra
Daily MSA Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly
Treasurer Charles Dudley, a reservist
with the United States Marine
Corps, resigned his position because
President George Bush has called
Dudley's unit to active duty.
Dudley, who said he could not
reveal whether or not he would be
serving in the Persian Gulf, will de-
part this weekend for Camp Pen-
delton, Calif., 10 miles outside of
San Diego.
Dudley also served as an LSA
representative and Budget Priorities
Committee chair. Hisresignation is
effective at the close of MSA's
business tomorrow.
MSA President Jennifer Van
Valey urged assembly members to
become active in the anti-war cam-
paign now that the crisis has hit
home for many of them.
"I was really shocked when
Charles told me his unit was called

up," she said. "He very well could be
sent to Saudi Arabia."
"This is one thing we can seri-
ously be concerned about and take a
'I was really
shocked when
Charles told me his
unit was called up...
He very well could
be sent to Saudi

Dudley, a fifth-year senior, has
been a reservist since the day follow-
ing his high school graduation. He
is also currently in an officer's can-
didate training program, from which
h would have graduated as a second
lieutenant in five months.
The officer's training program
has required Dudley to attend courses
every summer at military camps
around the United States.
"Unfortunately my reservist obli-
gations are taking precedence over
my officer obligations," Dudley said.
Dudley has trained in several ar-
eas, including intelligence-and in-
fantry, but said he is unsure about
how he feels about his involvement
in the Persian Gulf.
"There are a lot of things I think
are wrong with the approach Bush
has taken in dealing with the situa-
tion in the Gulf," he said.
However, Dudley added, "I am a
United States Marine and I must ful-
fill my obligation."


Van Valey

Michigan center Eric Riley (42) attempts a shot over the outstretched
hand of an EMU defender. The Wolverines won, 78-76.
Hurons frighten
'M' blue, then lose

stand on," she said, encouraging rep-
resentatives to participate in a rally
on Friday against United States in-
tervention in the Persian Gulf.

DC-9 crash captain recently
returned from medical leave

by Phil Green
Daily Basketball Writer
As Lorenzo Neely's desperation
3-point attempt bounced off the
rim the h1noar -,mndns-d and the

see it evaporate after the
intermission. Michigan, behind its.
best half of basketball for the
young season, took a 48-29 lead
into the Ickerrnnm.

ROMULUS. Mich (AP) - The

Schifferns of Spokane, Wash., was

fuel burned away the top of the


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