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The Michigan Daily -Friday, September 6, 1991 - Page 3

The tide
*is dry as
by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Club upperclass
0 students once knew has ceased to ex-
What used to be primarily a
dance club, where students of all
ages could socialize, is now a full-
service restaurant.
As part of a campus-wide effort
to reduce alcohol consumption, the
U-Club is no longer serving alcohol
during evening entertainment. The
lunch menu was revised this past
summer and alcohol was eliminated
except during lunch hours. The addi-
tion of a dinner menu is the most re-
cent of the changes made at the club.
, "We are trying to provide a non-
alcoholic atmosphere. Across the
board, there is concern to go to no
alcohol," said manager Chuck Piet.
Although eliminating the bar at
night was an internal decision made
0) by U-Club management, the Uni-
versity Task Force on Alcohol and
Other Drugs has recently raised con-
cern about alcohol consumption on
"When the task force report on
substance abuse came out, President
Duderstadt asked whether the Uni-
versity should be running a bar,"
said Walter Harrison, executive di-
rector of University Relations.
"The task force recommends that
education is the best way to address
4lcohol consumption and that is
what we are doing," he added.
The changes are a blow to many
itudents on campus, as the U-Club
was one of the last remaining bars
on campus which admitted minors.
Although Prism Productions and
the University Activities Center
will continue to provide evening en-
tertainment Wednesday through
Saturday, many students said they
will miss being able to drink in a
Qar atmosphere.
Some upperclass students hear-
ing about the U-Club's elimination
of alcohol for the first time said
they were upset about the new pol-
"Its really the only place to
dance around here, and now it won't
be as good for people who are 21,"
said LSA senior Colette Cassidy.
LSA senior Karen Kalat said she
doubts she will continue going to
the U-Club if they are not serving
alcohol at night.
"There are going to be a bunch of
young people there now. Anyway, I
am old enough to make the decision
about whether or not I want to
* drink," Kalat said.
Piet said he does not expect the
lack of alcohol to hurt club's atten-
dance levels. Additionally, Piet said
fie hopes new crowds will be at-
tracted by jazz music during dinner,
an all-you-can-eat buffet on
Sundays, and the acceptance of
Entree Plus.
The new lunch menu will be

served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. week-
days. Dinner will be served from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday.

Copy business,
students hurt by
court decision

You want me to sign it where?
Big Ten Playboy bunnies, Engineering senior Sara Zeilstra and LSA junior Tracey Phillips, grin and bare it
yesterday as they sign copies of their issue at Wolverine Campus Market.

by Stacey Gray
This year's court decision impos-
ing new regulations on the coursep- "
ack industry is leading more profes-
sors to avoid coursepacks, and forc-
ing students to pay more for their
study materials.
The Southern New York U.S.
District Court ruled last March
that Kinko's Graphics Corporation
violated the Copyright Act by pro-
ducing and distributing unautho-
rized coursepacks.
The court's decision requires that
all copy shops receive permission of
publishers before material can be
reprinted in coursepacks
The permission process can take
up to 10 weeks, said Alphagraphics
employee Chris Sheets. Sheets said
the court's decision has definitely
affected their business.
"Relative to last year we proba-
bly have 30 percent of the coursepa-
cks that we had this time last year,"
Sheets said.
Other shops said that while the
ruling has changed the way they
produce coursepacks, it has not re-
ally affected the volume.
"We've got about 90 percent of
what we had last year," said
Albert's branch manager Kim
"We are going to make it but it
is going to be a slow comeback,"
said Douglas Kempton, regional
manager of Kinko's. "This is not go-
ing to cause us to go out of busi-
Kinko's has hired four employees
who do nothing but get copyright
permission. Kinko's also uses a cen-
tralized service in California.
"The cost of the packets stayed
relatively the same but the size of
the packet is generally smaller,"
Kempton said.
"It's only a couple bucks
higher," said Valentine.
Copy shops are not the only ones
being affected. Professors and stu-
dents are also feeling the crunch.
"The copy shops have gotten

much more formal about their re-
quirements so it is taking longer to
get permission," said History
Professor Martin Pernick, who is
still waiting for his coursepack to
be completed, which he submitted in
Medieval History Professor
Sabine MacCormack has resorted to
using materials whose copyrights
have expired. Anything published
before 1916 is free from copyright
"I would prefer to do more
modern translations but the mate-
rial I needed was too expensive,"
MacCormack said.
"I think the coursepacks seem
more expensive than in the past,"
said LSA junior Don Burkhardt.
One local copy shop strongly
disagrees with the court's decision.
"We're not adhering to the deci-
sion that the court made in the
Kinko's decision. We think it will
be appealed and won," said Jim
Smith, owner of Michigan
Document Service Inc.
Smith said his business will not
obtain permission but will send the
publishing houses one cent for each
page they copy.
"We are not accepting the rights
of the copyright holder to say how
much they want," Smith said.
"They (publishers) are trying to
use the courts to destroy the
coursepack industry so professors
are forced to use their books," he
"Kinko's has not filed an appeal
as of yet," said Kempton.
Many professors are using the
reserve desk at the Undergraduate
Library rather than ordering
"We've had numerous calls from
faculty members to see what we
could do to help them," UGLi ad-
ministrator Barbara MacAdam said.
MacAdam said they have received
approximately 30 percent more ma-
terial than last year.

Woman attacked Thief takes bite of

in I.M. shower
A University student was at-
tacked while showering at the I.M.
building Wednesday.
The woman told University
Department of Safety and Security
(DPSS) officers that the attacker
aproached her from behind, threw a
towel over her head and pushed her
to the ground.
The towel did not silence her,
however, and reports said the at-
tacker fled upon hearing her scream.
Police have no suspects and in-
vestigations are continuing.
Acquaintance as-
saults woman in
campus bathroom
A man was released from
University police custody pending
results from a medical examination
on the woman he allegedly as-
saulted in the men's bathroom of
Mason Hall last week.
Officers from DPSS classified
the attack as second degree criminal
sexual conduct.
The victim told police that the
attacker was an acquaintance.
Armed robbery -
what a drag
A man wearing a dress, a wig and
makeup robbed the Michigan
National Bank, located at 395
Briarwood Circle Monday at 4:21
According to reports from the
Ann Arbor Police Department, the
suspect told the teller that he had a
weapon. He escaped by car after tak-
ing approximately $1,800.
The investigation is continuing.

dental drugs
A School of Dentistry staffer
reported the theft of prescription
drugs from a dental building stor-
age room Tuesday morning.
. According to reports from
DPSS, the doors to the pharmacy
showed no evidence of forced entry
leading officers to believe the thief
had a key and perhaps is affiliated
with the University.
Police have no suspects in the
burglary. Investigations are contin-
Police: where
there's garbage
there's fire
Ann Arbor Police responded to
two dumpster fires on the south
side of campus early Tuesday morn-
The blazing garbage illuminated
the corner of S. Forest Ave. and S.
University at 12:05 a.m. Within an
hour officers were called to another
combusting trash receptacle on the
1200 block of Washtenaw Ct.
Although there are no suspects
Ann Arbor Police Lt. John Tinsey
said similarity of the arsons and
their close proximity leads officers
to suspect the same suspect com-
mited both crimes.
Wednesday, DPSS officers ex-

tinguished a burning diag kiosk.
Three strikes for
computer bandit
According to University police
reports, a compumr valued at $4,000
was stolen '(m a locked room in
the Medica, W;nce Library last
A computer worth $3,000 was
stolen from a locked room in the
Student Activities Building the fol-
lowing day.
A carton of computer discs val-
ued at more than $100 was stolen
from a loading dock at West Quad.
Storeowner blows
whistle on fluto-
nious assault
Ann Arbor police charged a store
owner with felonious assault after
he struck a shopper with a flute case
during a struggle resulting from an
alleged shoplifting attempt on
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

U-M Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Mass mtg for "The Yeoman of the
Guard." League, Henderson Rm, 7 p.m.
"Synthesis and Cross-Linking of
Liquid Crystalline Oligomers;
Enhanced Mechanical Properties,"
Dr. Frank Jones, director, National
Science Foundation, EMU. Chem Bldg,
Rm 1706, noon.
"Chemzyme for Carbonyl-Ene
Reactions," Koichi Mikami of the

Symphony Orchestra. Call 994-480
for info. Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Graduate Christian Fellowship
Cookout, free. Call 663-9549 for info
Campus Chapel, corner of Washtena
and Forest, 6 p.m.
Drum Circle, rhythm and percussior
playing. Guild House, 802 Monroe
every Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
"Deadly Deception," film. St.
Aidan's/Northside Church, 7:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club,
registration. Yost Ice Arena, 3-5.

The Graduate Employees Organization
Invites all Graduate Students
to the
5th Rnanualj GEO

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