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halls warn
of thefts
by Andrew Taylor
Daily Staff Reporter
Alice Lloyd and Couzens resi-
dence halls are warning students of a
recent series of thefts in residence
halls on campus that may be related.
Ellen Shannon, coordinator of
residence education for the halls,
sent a letter to students in both halls
last weekend after several thefts.
The letter described an incident
last week in which one student ad-
viser in Alice Lloyd found an in-
truder in her unlocked room.
The intruder stole money from
the room and then took the adviser's
keys from her hand, the letter said.
The stolen key ring included a
master key to the floor, forcing the
U-M to change more than 70 locks.
This process took three days to
"We knew our security was com-
promised," Shannon said, but she
added officials wanted to keep pub-
licity of the incident to a minimum.
Shannon said she assumed the
robber didn't realize he had a master
key, and added that she didn't want
to announce the fact until her team
of security and maintenance
personnel changed the locks.
Some students said they were
concerned about the length of time a
stranger had possession of their
room key.
"I think that three days is far too
much time to have my room unsafe.
I was worried about my things not
being there when I came back to my
room after classes," said Rob
McDonald, an LSA first-year stu-
dent who lives in Alice Lloyd.
"I realize that it was a big job to
change all of those locks, but still,
what about my stuff?" said Jenny
Martin, an engineering sophomore
and Alice Lloyd resident.
While thefts are common in resi-
dence halls, most can be prevented
simply by locking doors, Shannon
"Keep your doors locked, don't
even go to the bathroom without
locking your door," Shannon said.
The letter described two suspects
from various recent thefts, who it
thought were working individually.
One is a Caucasian male, be-
tween 20 and 25 years old, with
short curly blond hair and is about 5'
8". The other suspect is an African
American male, roughly between 20
and 26 years old, with wavy hair
worn in a fade style. He is about 135
lbs. and also 5'8".

NWA lobbying
for Endangered
Species Act
by Jennifer Tianen
The Endangered Species Act has tried to protect ani-
mals for the last two decades, but the act is up for re-au-
thorization before Congress this year. Its funding expired
Sept. 30.
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), which ins
cludes a branch operated out of the U-M campus, is at
the head of several environmental groups lobbying for

the act.
"The problem
is that people
don't know why
they should be-
lieve in the ESA,"
said Dianell
Dreibelbis, the
midwest endan-
gered species
campus organizer
for the NWF.
The NWF says
the act has stabi-
lized or improved
238 listed endan-
gered species
during the last 20
"My job is to
go to a campus
and get with stu-

The revised Endangered
Species Act, up for
reauthorization this year by
Requires expedient
development of recovery
plans to stabilize populations
of endangered species.
Prohibits the harassing,
harming, capturing or killing
of endangered species.
Provides for penalties of
$500 to $50,000 for violations.
Raises funding for the act to
$144.3 million by 1997.

Sitting pretty
A couple enjoys a pleasant fall day at the Michigan Botanical Gardens off Dixboro Road yesterday.

Native Americans protest meaning,
spirit of Columbus Day celebrations

(AP) - The day marking the 500th
anniversary of Christopher Columbus'
landing in the Americas got as much
attention yesterday for Native Americans
mourning Europe's conquest of the New
World as it did for traditional celebrations
of discovery.
"Columbus is somebody else's hero.
He's not our hero," said Tonya Gonnella
Frichner, president of the American Indian
Law Alliance, a New York organization, at
an observance at a replica of Columbus'
fleet of ships.
In Berkeley, Calif., more than 150 peo-
ple gathered in the University of
California's Sproul Plaza to inaugurate
Indigenous People's Day, an official re-
placement for Columbus Day.
"While the rest of the world celebrates
or demonstrates against Columbus Day,
here in the City of Berkeley, there is no
Columbus Day," said Lee Sprague, one of

the speakers at a two-hour rally supporting
the name change.
Thousands of people crowded into a
huge communal Native American gathering
in Boston to watch dance exhibitions, eat
raccoon stew and corn bread, and mingle
with descendants of the people who lived in
Massachusetts 9,000 years before the
Pilgrims landed.
"This whole event is to emphasize the
point that we're not celebrating 500 years
of discovery for people who didn't need to
be discovered," said Jeremy Alliger, direc-
tor of Dance Umbrella, a co-sponsor of the
The meeting came one day after the
biggest-ever Columbus Day parade in pre-
dominantly Italian East Boston.
The 46th annual Columbus Day parade
up New York's Fifth Avenue was spon-
sored by the Columbus Citizens
Foundation, a group founded to perpetuate

"pride in the Italian-American heritage."
The organizers worked toward a theme
of "Unity in Diversity." Native Americans
declined an invitation to participate.
"We understand other people's need to
celebrate, but we didn't need to be a part of
it," said Alex Ewen, a spokesperson for the
New York Indian Council, which repre-
sents 27,000 metropolitan-area residents.
Later, on the Hudson River, Native
Americans and representatives of Spain
'92, a Spanish government foundation,
stood next to full-scale replicas of
Columbus' ships and Spain '92 issued a
"declaration of respect for the indigenous
cultures and nations of the western
Columbus, Ohio, wrapped up a four-day
celebration of the 500th anniversary that
included a full-scale replica of the Santa
Maria on the Scioto River.

dents who want to make a difference. I help them
strategize and develop skills needed to be effective
leaders," Dreibelbis said.
The revised act proposes several new regulatory mea-
sures including long-term planning for all endangered
The NWF asserts that there are several "multiple
abuse organizations" lobbying to block the new bill from
passing through Congress, including Exxon and the
National Rifle Association.
But representatives from both organizations deny any
"Exxon is not working on that act and is not involved
with its appropriation or authorization and we are not
lobbying the act," said Les Rogers, a public relations
representative for Exxon.
"The National Rifle Association is not a big player in
any attempt to pass or defeat the ESA. ... We are not in-
volved in the everyday environmental issues," said Tom
Washington, representative of the Michigan United
Conservation Club and vice president of the NRA.
Yet Dreibelbis says these organizations "will do
anything to make a profit without a thought to the envi-
ronmental impact."
Washington disagrees. "The majority of money spent
in America today on wildlife restoration and protection
comes from taxes on arms and ammunition as well as li-
censes and fees paid by hunters."

NASA searches for alien life

GOLDSTONE, Calif. (AP) -
The biggest search for aliens in
space began yesterday as NASA cel-
ebrated Columbus Day by turning on
giant radio telescope "ears" in
California and Puerto Rico.
"Like a fisherman, we have cast
our net into the cosmic ocean,"
NASA scientist Sam Gulkis said. "I
cannot help feeling the net will not
be empty once we have finished."
The large dish-shaped telescopes

will listen for radio signals from any
alien civilizations in the constella-
tion Ophiuchus.
The space agency's 10-year pro-
ject, budgeted at $100 million but
facing cuts, seeks to answer a pro-
found question: Are humans alone in
the universe?

The Office of International Programs

"It's an essential part
standing who we are,"
tronomer Carl Sagan.

of under-
said as-



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Student group s
Q Christian Science rganiza-
tion,meeting, Michigan League,
check room at front desk, 7-8
Q Environmental Issues Commis-
sion, meeting, Michigan Union,
MSA Chambers, 6:30 p.m.
Q Japan Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Pendleton Room, 8 p.m.
Q Michigan Student Assembly,
meeting, Michigan Union, room
3909, 7:30 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Catholic Update
Classes, Saint Mary Student
Chapel, 331 Thompson St., 7
Q Society for Human Resource
Development, speaker presen-
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Union, Anderson Room, 6 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular
workout, CCRB, room 1200,
7:45-9:15 p.m.
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Coalition, meeting, East Quad,
check room at front desk, 7 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, prac-
tice,CCRB, MartialArts Room,
8:30-10 p.m.
U Undergraduate Anthropology
Club, Graduate school infor-
mation night, LSA Building,
room 2553,7 p.m.

gan Union, room 2209, 8 p.m.
Q "Arresting Changes: Visions
and Values in the University,'
Presidential Lecture Series,
Rackham, Amphitheatre, 4-5
Q "Capturing the Spirit: Por-
traits of Contemporary Mexi-
can Artists," Smithsonian ex-
hibit, Ann Arbor Public Library,
343 S. Fifth Ave., lower level
Multi-Purpose Room, 9a.m. -9
Q Career Planning and Place-
ment, Employer Presentation:
Kidder Peabody & Co., Inc,
Michigan Union, Anderson
Room, 6-8 p.m.; Introduction to
CP&P, CP&P Library, 10:10
a.m.; Targeting Not-For-Profit
Organizations, CP&P Program
Room, 4:10-5 p.m.
Q "China's Rebel Founding Em-
perors: Ming Taizhu and
Chairman Mao,' Brown Bag
Lunch Series, Lane Hall, Com-
mons Room, 12 p.m.
Q "Columbus and the Birth of
Capitalism - 1492 to 1992,"
SPARK: Revolutionary Dis-
cussion Series, MLB, room
B 122, 7-8 p.m.
Q "Focus on Michigan,' photog-
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation De-
partment, photographs accepted
until December 1,1992, contact

Education, Mason Hall, room
429, 6-8 p.m.
Q Karen Pernick, performing at
the Ark, 637 1/2 S. Main St.,
tickets at the door, 8 p.m.
Q "Liquid Water: What is it?"
Moses GombergLecture Series,
Chemistry Building, room 1640,
4 p.m.
Q "Outcomes of the Recent Is-
raeli Elections,' International
forum, The International Cen-
ter, 603 E. Madison St., 12 p.m.
Q U-M School of Music Recitals,
Organ Recitals by: Ray
Ferguson and Mary Ida Yost,
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.; Joel
Hastings, Hill Auditorium 4:30
p.m.; Darlene Kuperus, Blanche
Anderson Moore Hall, 11:30
a.m.; Carillon Recital by Ray
McLellan, Burton Memorial
Tower, 7:15 p.m.
Q "Warum Lauft Herr R.
Amok?" film, Michigan The-
ater, 603 E. Liberty St., 5:20
Student services
U Kaffeestunde, Department of
Germanic Language and Litera-
ture, MLB, 3rd floor Confer-
ence Room, 4:30-6 p.m.
Q Safewalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, UGLi, lobby, 8p.m. -1:30
a.m.; Safewalk-Angell Hall,

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