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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 21, 1991 - Page 3

Most state
races rely
eon PAC
LANSING (AP) - More than
half of the House and a third of the
Senate got at least 70 percent of
their campaign money in the last
election from political action com-
mittees (PACs), according to a
Ostudy to be released today.
More than $6.6 million was con-
tributed to state legislators from
PACs during the 1990 election, ac-
cording to the annual study by
Common Cause in Michigan, a citi-
zen watchdog group.
Common Cause based its num-
bers on reports filed with the
Secretary of State's elections
Contributions from individuals
averaged 22 percent of total contri-
butions to the House, and 29 percent
in the Senate, the study said.
"It's frightening that we have
reached the point in which individu-
als are playing such a small part in
funding the campaigns of their own
elected officials," said Karen
Holcomb-Merril I, executive direc-
tor of the group.
"As legislators rely increas-
ingly on special interest money to
fund their campaigns, it heightens
concerns that they will be more in-
fluenced by special interests than
their own constituents."
Legislative officials denied that
accepting PAC money meant they
* could be swayed by those lobbyists.
"It is rare, if ever, that you could
actually put a legislator's vote on
an issue based on the amount of dol-
lars a person gets on that issue,"
said Saul Anuzis, chief of staff for
Senate Majority Leader Dick
Posthumus (R-Alto.).
"The buying of influence is a
very naive statement. Vote predic-
tions in 80 to 90 percent of the cases
can be determined well ahead of
time," he said.


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by Kathryn Shirmohammad
Ambitious would-be investors
from across the country are prepar-
ing for the 4th Annual AT&T
Collegiate Investment Challenge, a
four-month competition in which
students practice buying and selling
on the stock market. .
Each participant receives an
imaginary $500,000. On Nov. 1, stu-
dents choose what investments
they'd like to make through a bro-
kerage firm. At the end of four
months, the students with the high-
est returns win, as determined by
Wall Street stock prices.
The competition was created by a
stock broker in Boston who wanted
to give students the chance to get
their feet wet in the market without
using - and losing - real money.
Tom Kippola, a Michigan alum-
nus who has been involved in the
Challenge for four years, said it is a
valuable learning experience.
"I did this for the first time four
years ago. Now I invest in actual
stocks, and I've learned a lot from
this," Kippola said. "It gives you
the actual experience of picking up
the phone and talking to a broker in
the lingo that they talk."
The winners don't walk away

unrewarded. The first, second, and
third place winners pocket $25,000,
$10,000, and $7,500, respectively.
All top 10 finishers are awarded
'Now I invest in actual
stocks, and I've
learned a lot from
this' -Tom Kippola
Michigan alumnus
cash prizes, as well as a one week
trip for two to the Bahamas.
Kippola said the competition is
not exclusive to Business School
students. "Two years ago we had the
eighth place student and she was in
Senior Bridget Venturi had over
a million dollars in imaginary
stocks at the end of the event two
years ago. She placed sixth in the na-
tion, competing with 14,000 other
students, winning a trip to the
Bahamas and $2,000.
About 100 University students
entered last year, Kippola said.
"It's a learning experience and a
game and it's a way to have fun
Deadline for entry is October 31.
Entry is by telephone only at 1-800-

Face in the crowd
Ann Arbor resident Many Jane Smith admires photos that Chris Lauckners sells on the corner of State Street
and N. University.

Man demands sex
while using crack
A woman is charging an acquain-
tance with attempted criminal sex-
ual conduct in the third degree.
According to reports from the
Ann Arbor Police Department
(AAPD), the man forced her to hold
his penis while he smoked crack. He
also tried to convince her to per-
form anal and oral sex. When she re-
fused, he became violent, police said.
The crime occurred Oct. 15. The
AAPD is conducting an investiga-
YMCA resident
forces sex upon
two women
Two different women com-
plained to the Ann Arbor Police
Department that a male resident of

LSA junior Stephanie Rankin is a member of the Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority. This was reported incorrectly in Friday's Daily.
A sexual harassment report to the Student Counseling Office does not
constitute an official report of harassment. This information was
incorrectly reported in Wednesday's Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

the YMCA has been coercing them
to have sex with him repeatedly
over the past few weeks.
The suspect has not been identi-
fied, but investigations are continu-
ing. He will be charged with crimi-
nal sexual assault in the third de-
Suspect sexually
A resident of the 2000 block of
Jackson Rd. is being charged with
criminal sexual assault after attack-
ing a live-in roommate Oct. 17. The
AAPD has not yet determined the
degree of assault. However, all par-
ties have been identified and police
are investigating the situation.
Assailant attacks
victim on Stadium
A woman was assaulted while
walking down the 2000 block of W.
Stadium Oct. 16. A man asked her to
"whore for him" and grabbed her
buttocks when she refused, Ann
Arbor police report. The suspect got
on a bus and rode away when she
Although the suspect has not yet
been found, the Ann Arbor police
plan to charge him with criminal
sexual conduct in the fourth degree.
The investigation is continuing.
Even 'Big Boys'
have to take baths
Officers of the DPSS recovered a
statue of "Big Boy" - which had
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him to flee from his home shortly
after he wokeup and saw smoke ev-
"It looked like it was far away
and then there were cinders every-
where," he said. "The home was
burning and we had to get out. We
just ran."
Helen Kwak drove down a road
as flames burned on either side of
the street. "My house was catching
on fire," she said. "I tried to soak
the house as best I could but it still

been missing from an area restaurant
- in the Cooley Memorial
Fountain, the fountain between the
Michigan League and the Burton
The statue was recovered at 7:07
a.m. on Oct. 16. The incident is under
Man harasses
acquaintance in
residence hall
The University Department of
Public Safety and Security (DPSS)
is charging a male dorm resident
with criminal sexual conduct in the
fourth degree after he attempted to
force a female acquaintance to have
sex with him.
According to police reports, he
entered her dorm room, tried to co-
erce her into sex and touched her un-
Suspect attempts
to rob Hop-In with
steak knife
At 3:07 a.m. on Oct. 17, a man en-
tered Hop-In on Stadium and bought
two small candy bars. According to
reports from the Ann Arbor Police
Department, after paying, he asked
the clerk for an employment appli-
While the clerk was bent down
to get the application, the man
pulled out a steak knife and said, "I
want some money," the report said.
The clerk refused and the suspect
fled in the direction of Liberty as
the clerk called the police. An in-
vestigation is underway.
by Daily Crime Reporter
Melissa Peerless

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Red
Wing Bob Probert and Detroit
Piston William Bedford are among
many Michigan athletes who got
big breaks in traffic court despite
serious, repeated violations, a news-
paper said yesterday.
The Detroit News said it re-
viewed the driving records of 325
professional and collegiate athletes.
It found that athletes have sig-
nificantly more violations than the
general public, though they have
fewer drinking charges. It also
found that athletes are likely to get
significant breaks when their cases
go to court.
Judges, prosecutors and attor-
neys blamed overworked courts for
the many deals. Some said athletes
are no more likely to get breaks than
others who bring a lawyer to court.
Auburn Hills . District Judge
Ralph Nelson said it's upĀ°to 'the
prosecutor to give athletes breaks in
court, not judges.
"Anybody who wants to take
the time to fight the system is going
to have the charges reduced, because
the prosecutors are dealing away the
cases," he added.
Probert is best known for more
serious legal problems, stemming
from his arrest and conviction for
trying to bring cocaine into the

United States from Canada on
March 2, 1989. He also was arrested
twice on drunken driving charges
and once for refusal to take a
Breathalizer test.
Since 1985, Probert has been
ticketed for driving offenses with a
total of 56 points, the News said.
Twelve points within three years
generally brings a license suspen-
However, the paper said police,
prosecutors and judges accepted bar-
gains that reduced the total points
to 12 in that period. A July 29, 1991
reckless driving case remains open.
"He got a break, but now he's
outlived that," said Assistant
Wayne County Prosecutor Gary
LaBret. LaBret accepted a deal under
which Probert escaped any points
after being clocked driving 95 mph
in a 55 mph zone in Allen Park.
Probert declined comment on his
driving record.
Harold Fried, who has repre-
sented Probert and Bedford in traf-
fic cases, said neither athlete has re-
ceived special consideration from
police, judges or prosecutors.
Bedford's traffic record includes
seven charges of driving with a sus-
pended license. Since 1986, he was
cited for traffic charges carrying a
total of 34 points.

Some Detroit athletes get
good deals from courts

* Meetings
Enact, weekly mtg. SNR, 1040 Dana, 7
Comedy Company, writers mtg. All
comedic writers welcome. UAC offices,
second floor of the Union, 7:30.
Indian American Student Associa-
tion, weekly board mtg. All members
welcome. League, 3rd floor, rm. C, 8
U-M Greens, bi-weekly mtg. Union,
Tap Room, 5 p.m.
Hindu Students Council. Union, rm
2209, 8 pm.
Michigan International Relations
Society and U-M Model United
Nations, mass mtg. League, Henderson
Rm, 7:30.
Undergraduate Philosophy Club,
weekly mtg. Topic: "Can Knowledge
Claims Be Gendered?" 2220 Angell, 7
Christian Science Organization,
weejdy mtg. League, ask at front desk
for room, 7:30.
Women in Communications. 2050
Frieze, 6 p.m.
"Sequential Change-Point Detection
With the Generalized Likelihood
Ratio Statistic," Prof. David Siegmund,
Stanford University. 451 Mason, 4 p.m.
"The 4th Amendment: Its
clusionary Rule," Prof. Yale
Kamisar. 250 Hutchins Hall, 7:30.
"The Gulf War and Just War,"
Raymond Tanter and Maya Savarino.
439 W. Engineering, 4 p.m.
"The Role of Public Institutions in
Changing Cultural Agendas," Dr.
Robert McAdams, secretary of the
Smithsonian Institute. 100 Hutchins
Hall, 4 p.m.
"Population and Global Change,"
Gayl Ness. 1014 Dow Bldg, 3:30-5.
C Furthermore

102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Extended
hours are 1 a.m. -3 a.m. at the Angell
Hall Computing Center or call 763-
Northwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-1:30
a.m. and Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
Ultimate Frisbee Club, practice. Be-
ginners welcome. Mitchell Field, 7-9.
Call 668-2886 for info.
Guild House Writers Series, Sandra
Vallie and Lorinne Erickson. Guild
House, 802 Monroe, 8:30-10.
English Department Coffee Hour, ev-
ery Monday. Haven 7th floor lounge, 3-
Blues Party and Open Mike Night,,
every Monday, $1.50 cover. Blind Pig,
U-M Ninjitsu Club, Monday practice.
IM Bldg, wrestling rm, 7:30-9.
U-M Women's Lacrosse Club, Mon-
day practice. Oosterbaan Field House,
9-10:30. Call 996-3392 for info.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
gell/Mason Computing Center, 7-11.
611 Church, 7-9.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
"Menopause: Empowering Women
to Take Control of Their
Treatment," Lesbian Health Series,
free. Common Language Bookstore, 7-
Ethnic Greek Dancing. Union,
Anderson Rm, 7:30.
World Rainforest Week, information
and letter writing table. Diag, 10-3.
"Teaching English Overseas: How-
to From Those Who Have."
International Center, rm 9, 7-8:30.
Career Planning and Placement.
The Federal Government Job Search.
CP&P Program Rm, 4:10-5.
CIGNA Corp., employer presentation.
Union, Pond Rms, 6-8.
Morgan Stanley and Co., employer

And they're both repre-
sented by the insignia you wear
as a member of the Army Nurse
Corps. The caduceus on the left
means you're part of a health care
system in which educational and
career advancement are the rule,
not the exception. The gold bar
on the right means you command respect as an Army officer. If you're earn-
ing a BSN, write: Army Nurse Opportunities, P.O. Box 3219, Warminster,
PA 18974-9845. Or call toll free: 1-800-USA-ARMY, ext. 438.


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