The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 25, 1991 - Page 3
will not run again
for City Council
by David Rheingold
Daily City Reporter
The two veteran Republican
members of the Ann Arbor City
Council said Saturday that they
will not seek re-election next year.
Council members Mark Ouimet
(4th Ward) and Ingrid Sheldon (2nd
Ward) said in separate telephone in-
terviews that they will relinquish
their seats after spending two terms
each on the council.
Sheldon she intends to spend
more time with her family, particu-
larly in preparation for her daugh-
ter's August wedding, and also ex-
pand some part-time accounting
Sheldon added that when she ran
for the council in 1988, she only in-
tended to stay for four years, then
step down to give other people a
Ouimet said he will concentrate
on his job as a vice president at Great
"I think this year it's important
to keep my focus on things at the
bank as well," Ouimet said.
Their exit will leave Kirk Dodge
(2nd Ward) - who was elected last
April - as the senior member of
the council's three-member Repub-
But Dodge said he thinks the
length of his tenure on the council is
"If experience is a judge, we
should have a good City Council
right now, and we don't. We should
have a good mayor right now, and
we don't," he said. "You don't have
to be a rocket scientist to be a city
councilperson. You have to know
the concerns of your constituents,
and who to address in City Hall to
get them solved."
Although Ouimet and Sheldon
Jeff Aldrich, a member of the U-M Chess Club and an Engineering sophomore, contemplates his next move. The club will be sending teams to the
national championship in Chicago over winter break.
Study says recession hits young workers hardest
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
bulk of 1.2 million recession-in-
duced job losses has hit workers un-
der the age of 25, which in turn
threatens to push the nation's child
poverty rate higher, according to a
study by a children's advocacy
Americans between the ages of
16 and 24 accounted for more than 1
million of the overall jobs lost
since the recession began in July
,1990, said a study released yesterday
by a Washington group, the
Children's Defense Fund.
The findings "confirm a new era
... in which disproportionate eco-
nomic pain falls on the youngest and
most vulnerable Americans," said
the study, which reviewed Bureau of
Labor Statistics data with the help
of Northeastern University Center
for Labor Market Studies.
The study noted that hundreds of
thousands of workers over 25 lost
jobs as well, but it said those losses
were offset by jobs gained among
other older workers, so net declines
weren't as great. There were no such
offsetting employment gains for
young workers, the study said.
Poor employment prospects for
young workers threaten children,
the group said, because most
American children are born into-
families where one or both parents
are under 30.
Even though the recession
started in the middle half of 1990,
an extra 841,000 American children
were pushed into poverty last year
compared with 1989, the group said.
There are 13 million American
youngsters living in poverty, the
The group said improvements in
government programs such as un-
employment insurance and food
stamps, along with children's tax
credits, would help young working
will not hold ward seats, they said
they have considered running for
Mayor Liz Brater's post in 1993.
Both cited the council's makeup
and decisions during the upcoming
year as determining factors in their
Despite forfeiting another possi-
ble term on the council, Ouimet said
he believes "that I could still get
accomplished the things that need to
get accomplished without a year if I
decided to run for mayor."
Ouimet said he has also consid-
ered running for Democrat Perry
Bullard's seat in the Michigan
House of Representatives next year
- a possibil4y he said "the state
(Republican) party is interested in."
But he added, "It depends on
where I am and where things are go-
ing regarding the city."
Other council members said they
were not surprised with Ouimet and
Councilmember Bob Grady (D-
3rd Ward) said, "They're both into
politics, and I wouldn't be surprised
to see either one of them running for
the mayoral spot at a later time."
Councilmember Thais Peterson
(D-5th Ward) said she believes both
would have a stronger chance at
winning another office if they re-
mained on the council.
"I personally think it's easier to
do when you're an officeholder, but
they apparently have a different phi-
losophy," she said.
But Dodge disagreed. "The as-
sumption is that there's something
magical that happens in the council
room that the citizens have great
faith in, and right now in Ann Ar-
bor I think it's opposite. So a year
away, I think a fresh perspective
will help," he said.
with police officers and her father
to investigate the incident.
Police find drugs
on drunk driver
DPSS officers apprehended a sus-
pect for possession of a marijuana-
like substance early yesterday morn-
According to police reports, a
motorist was stopped for driving
erratically at 3:24 a.m. yesterday.
While arresting the suspect for
operating under the influence of al-
cohol, the officers found four or
five baggies containing the sub-
stance on the driver's person.
The substance was sent to a state
laboratory for identification.
- by Daily Crime Reporter
Several female University stu-
dents have been assaulted in unre-
lated incidents in the past week, ac-
cording to reports filed with the
Ann Arbor Police Department
According to police reports, at
10:40 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was
walking on the 600 block of Church
St. to get a cup of coffee. A man ap-
proached her and asked her for her
money. When she refused, he
grabbed her, spun her around and
grabbed both of her breasts, reports
The victim then flagged down an
AAPD officer who drove around
the area with the victim until the
assailant was spotted and appre-
hended, according to police report-s.
The suspect was released after
questioning. Investigations are con-
The second incident occurred at 1
a.m. Wednesday. A woman was
walking from the Helen Newberry
dormitory to a grocery store on the
Joseph Kohane, director of the Hillel Foundation, was the author
of a letter titled "Daily compounds its errors," in Friday's Daily.
Due to a production error, pages 10 and 11 of Friday's Daily were
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
600 block of E. William St. She was
grabbed and pulled into an alley by
gloved hands, police reports said.
She was able to break free. No
suspects have been identified but in-
vestigations are continuing.
According to police reports, two
women were assaulted on the 300
block of S. Thayer Thursday. The
women were walking when a man
grabbed each of them. Ann Arbor
police apprehended a suspect and the
investigation is continuing.
Man with gun
seen in Markley
A resident of Mary Markley
Hall observed a man with a gun in
the dormitory yesterday at 2:05
a.m., according to reports from the
University Department of Public
Safety and Security (DPSS).
DPSS officers responded to the
call and searched the building, but a
ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP) -
Fighting continued in Croatia yes-
terday even though a new cease-fire
was to take effect in the secessionist
republic and pave the way for the
deployment of United Nations
Thirteen previous truce agree-
ments mediated by the European
Community all failed to halt the
fighting in the 5-month-old civil
war, and the U.N. said it will not
send peacekeepers unless a cease-fire
In Rome, U.N. Secretary-General
Javier Perez de Cuellar said he was
"hopeful" about the latest truce.
No specific time was set for the
cease-fire to take effect, and there
were no signs that the warring sides
Serbian President Slobodan
Milosevic indicated it might take
some time for the truce to take firtn
U.N. envoy Cyrus Vance, who
mediated the latest agreement on
Saturday, said both sides seemed to
suspect was not found.
However, two more witnesses
- one who may know the suspect
- have emerged, and police are still
A2 residents escape
Ann Arbor police have received
two reports of attempted strong-
The first occurred when a female
Ann. Arbor resident was approached
by two men in the parking lot of the
Ann Arbor Public Library.
The two men took her purse and
punched her two times. The victim
hit them back and retrieved her
purse before fleeing, reports said.
The robbery attempt occurred at
Investigations are still on-going.
A male Ann Arbor resident was
the victim of a strong-armed rob-
bcry attempt Friday at 8:33 p.m.
According to police reports, he
was jumped from behind by four
men who punched him and tried to
remove his wallet from his pants
The victim fled and retained pos-
session of his wallet. No suspects
have been identified and investiga-
tions are in progress.
Police look for
assailant of child
Ann Arbor police are looking
for a suspect to charge with crimi-
nal sexual assault after he attacked a
13-year-old girl Thursday at 8:45
According to police reports, the
man gave the girl candy and then
grabbed her hair and kissed her.
The victim freed herself and then
returned to the Packard St. location
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or Have Been in an Abusive
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52 Greene, 7:30.
Asian American Association. Trotter
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Guild House Writers Series, Mark
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English Department Coffee Hour, ev-
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ECB Peer Writing Tutors. An-
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611 Church, 7-9.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm,
Black Student Forum. Stockwell, 7
Richard Tillinghast, visiting writers
series. Union, Pendleton Rm, 4 p.m.
Graduate School Workshop for
Sociology Concentrators. 4051 LSA,
Understanding Cancer, discussion.
Union, Pond Rm, 6:30-8.
"Against Greed," submissions ac-
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for each acceptable work. Due to Bert
Hornback at 1210 Angell by Dec. 11.
"The Rebuttal: The Pro-Choice
Response to the 'Silent Scream,"'
film. East Quad, rm 124. 7 p.m.
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