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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 30, 1992- Page 7

Residents report suspicious men in dorms

by Erin Einhorn
Daily Crime Reporter
Although South Quad residents
have reported unidentified men
wandering throughout the residence
hall, South Quad Coordinator of
Residence Education Mary Lou
Antieau said nothing unusual has
"Whenever we get information
that there is a person working the
building (including people who walk
door-to-door soliciting) we'll call the
police," Antieau said.
At the beginning or every term,
Antieau said many students mistak-
enly report trespassers in the build-
ing because they are still unfamiliar

'it is a problem that people just wander in off
the streets (to the residence halls).'
- Lt. James Smiley
U-M Department of Public Safety

dents record the serial numbers on
computers and other valuables and
lock their doors.
"Unfortunately, many residents
think of the doors to their rooms as
their bedroom doors at home at leave
them open," Antieau said. "We want
them to think of them as their front
LSA first-year-student Matt
Bouvy said he has seen signs posted
throughout the residence hall re-
minding him to lock his door and be
aware of strangers.
"We were locking our doors be-
fore," Bouvy said. "If you live in a
city, you've got to expect that kind
of thing."

with the building's occupants and
"That's why we ask our residents
to escort their guests into the
building," Antieau said.
Lt. James Smiley of the U-M
Department of Public Safety said all
residence halls experience similar
confrontations with strangers.

"It is a problem that people just
wander in off the streets (to the resi-
dence halls)," Smiley said, "But I
don't think we're in a position to
develop any suspects."
Larceny is one of the biggest
problems in the residence halls, he
said, and recommended that all resi-

Run down homes to be
demolished for parking;
tenants agree to vacate

Come, sit a while
This chair, designed by Michael Gibson, is one of the works currently on
display as part of the Michigan Fine Arts works in progress exhibit in the
Art and Architecture building on North Campus.
S enate committee hear

chance encounter brought them to-
gether. Then the man began stalking
Jane McAllister, following her,
,calling her, pledging his love,
proposing marriage.
He joined her health club and
started taking flying lessons where
she had earned her private pilot's
McAllister, of Richmond, Va.,
told her story to the Senate Judiciary
Committee, which is considering
legislation that would require the
National Institute of Justice to eval-
uate anti-stalking proposals and
come up with model legislation for
states to implement.
The problem is that many law
enforcement agencies can't take ac-
tion against "stalking" because it
isn't a crime.
In the last couple of years, 28

states have implemented anti-stalk-
ing legislation. Michigan is consider-
ing enacting what is believed to be
the most comprehensive version.
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann
Arbor) told U.S. senators that
Michigan's proposal would allow a
victim to sue a stalker directly for
damages and defines stalking in
terms of the harm done to the victim
rather than the specific mental intent
of the stalker.
It would not apply to
"constitutionally protected activity
or conduct that serves a legitimate
"Unfortunately, many of these
statutes are so broad that they may
not pass constitutional muster or are
so narrow they may be ineffective,"
said Sen. William Cohen (R-Maine),
the sponsor of the congressional leg-

by Will McCahill
After a protracted dispute, tenants
of U-M-owned housing agreed yes-
terday to leave the house adjacent to
the U-M golf course that they have
rented from the university since
The U-M deemed the housing
uninhabitable and says it cannot
justify spending an estimated
$10,000 to $15,000 to make it
habitable, and filed a court case to
evict the tenants .
However, according to Executive
Director of University Relations
Walter Harrison, the U-M is plan-
ning to tear down the three houses
located on the 55-acre property in
order to provide more parking for
university employees.
Curt Hamilton, who works on the
computer support staff in the
Radiology Department at the U-M
hospital, and housemates Lisa Saul
and Greg Vaclavek lived in the
house on S. State Street for two
years before the university bought
the property in January.
Hamilton and his housemates live
in half of the large farmhouse. The
other half of the house is divided
into two apartments, which have
been legally vacant since June.
However, there is evidence that
members of Ann Arbor's homeless
community have used the apartments
illegally since the last tenants
vacated the property.

The other house on the property
is run down and had been used as a
dumping area by the previous
The U-M took Hamilton, Saul
and Vaclavek to court to evict them
despite their offer to fix the house
themselves. Dan Halloran, the man-
ager of University rental properties,
said much of the work would have
required permits from the city of
Ann Arbor if performed by the ten-
ants, and would have required the
efforts of professional tradesmen.
Halloran added that the U-M was
afraid of having to take responsibil-
ity should any of the tenants be
injured in carrying out the repairs.
Yesterday in court, the tenants
agreed to vacate their apartment by
October 9. They also agreed that the
U-M could keep a check for $530 in
lieu of a monetary judgment that the
U-M had been seeking. The tenants
had originally paid the $530 as rent
for September.
"It would be stupid to stay," Saul
said. However, she said she is wor-
ried about finding new living quar-
ters on such short notice, ones that
could accommodate their two dogs,
who are accustomed to living out-
side. In addition, the residents
planted a large garden which they
had hoped to harvest.

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