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Students
escape
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- arcad+es
by Yawar Murad
Daily Staff Reporter
"Tiger, Tiger! Attack, attack!"
And with one final scream
Tiger dies, spouting blood all over
the screen.
This scenario is one of the
hundreds of possible endings for
the arcade game Street Fighter II,
-* perhaps one of the most popular
in Ann Arbor.
"There really is no other
game," said School of Music
. sophomore James McKenzie, of
Street Fighter II, adding that he
spends about $5 per week on ar-
cade games.
Students said this video game
addiction pre-empts studies well
into the night.
"While returning to my room
.. from the ResComp site at 4 a.m.,
I saw a few guys still playing
Street Fighter II," said Stephen
Fung, School of Art first-year stu-
dent. "For a lot of people, playing
-video games is.their daily work-
out," he added.
Fung related an anecdote about
two arcade-game crazy friends of
his. He said one day, late at night,
a few friends got together and or-
dered some pizza. Fung's friends
returned with the pizza two hours
o after they went to receive it at the
front door of the residence hall.
When asked why they took so
long, they replied they had been
playing Street Fighter II.
Andrew Kim, an LSA first-year
student, said he goes down to the
''arcade located in Bursley Hall at 2
a.m, before going to bed.

Lawmakers battle for
control of Statehouse

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - It's
"Let's Make A Deal" time at the po-
litically deadlocked Statehouse, but
not like it was back in 1966,
Democrats and Republicans said
yesterday.
Both parties are trying to entice
at least one lawmaker to defect and
break an apparent 55-55 tie for con-
trol of the 110-seat House.
In November 1966, the last time
the chamber was deadlocked, four-
term maverick Detroit Democrat
E.D. O'Brien abstained when the
full House voted on a new speaker.
That broke the tie and put
Republicans in charge. O'Brien later
was appointed to three powerful
House committees, and led a delega-
tion to Central America to study
low-cost housing.
Similar arm-twisting is going on
behind the scenes in the state Capitol
this week. But Republicans and
Democrats say the talks won't in-
clude quite that kind of wheeling and
dealing.

"Anything's possible. But that
demeans the process," House
Democratic spokesperson Steve
Serkaian said yesterday. "Whatever
decisions arc made will be based on
conscience.
"There is a tremendous amount at
stake. It's not which party will con-
trol the House, but what direction
state government will take for the
next two years."
Republican hopes of holding a
56-54 edge in the House are fading
as preliminary recounts in several
razor-thin races create an apparent
55-55 stalemate.
An unofficial recount of votes in
the 29th District over the weekend
suggests that first-term Rep. Dennis
Olshove (D-Warren) was re-elected
after all by six votes. But those re-
sults won't be certified until Nov.
17, and a formal recount is sure to
follow.

A formal recount also is expected
later this month in Genesee County's
47th District. Original ballot counts
showed Rep. Nate Jonker (D-Clio)
losing to GOP challenger Sandy Hill
by 41 votes. But the Genesee County
Board of Canvassers was rechecking
votes in two precincts yesterday.
Formal recounts might not be
complete until early December.
Until then, House Republicans wile,
"keep moving forward on the transi?
tion of power," said spokesperson
Ken Silfven.
"We are convinced we have the
majority. We're not buying what
everyone else is saying. Anyone who
thinks we're going to roll over and
play dead has another thing com-
ing," Silfven said.
Republicans are expected to
name House Minority Leader Paul
Hillegonds (R-Holland) to head their
caucus. The full House votes Jan. 13
to decide who actually fills the
speaker's position.

LSA first-year student Andrew Kim plays video games all night long in
Bursley's game room.

Germany commemorates

Kim said, adding that he spends
$3-$4 every week on video games.
While Kim said that he is try-
ing to break his video game addic-
tion, he said the games serve as an
outlet from too much studying.
Engineering first-year student
Shannon Lelliltt explained that he
plays arcade games regularly be-
cause of the limitless scenarios
these games provide.
Students said that violence
seems to be the most popular
theme of arcade games. In Street
Fighter II, players assume one of
several identities and fight other
opponents or the computer in
hand-to-hand combat in front of
various backdrops.

Games such as "X-Men,"
"Lethal Enforcer," "Mortal Kom-
bat" and "Terminator-2" also use
graphic design and fast sound-
tracks to heighten their attraction.
Creatures with names like
Vega and Bison - and with
knives for hands and grotesque fea-
tures - provide an escape from
the realities of academic pressure
into a fantasy world where might
is right for U-M students.
LSA first-year student Mark
Potter added, "Arcade games are
more than just an escape from re-
ality. They are fast becoming a
preferred, alternative form of real-
ity. Players reserve large amounts
of time to spend in this state of
quasi-existence."

'Crystal
BERLIN (AP) - Germany
marked the 54th anniversary of the
Nazis' "Crystal Night" attacks on
Jews with solemn memories yester-
day of destroyed Jewish communi-
ties and warnings about a wave of
neo-Nazi violence.
In Berlin, Mayor Eberhard
Diepgen helped lay the cornerstone
of a new Jewish Museum intended to
draw the world's attention to today's
treatment of Jews in the city where
the Holocaust was planned.
Nazi thugs attacked synagogues
and Jewish homes and businesses
throughout Germany on Nov. 9,
1938, leaving so much broken glass
it became known as "Crystal Night."
It marked the start of open persecu-
tion of Jews and ushered in the

Night' ersecution
Holocaust, which claimed the lives The head of the Central Council
of 6 million European Jews. of Jews in Germany, Ignatz Bubis,
On the same date in 1989, the said at a ceremony in Bremen that
Berlin Wall was taken down, so the wounds of the Holocaust are not
Germany marked contradictory an- yet healed and he admonished politi-
niversaries yesterday. ca leaders to stand up to extreme
The euphoria of unification gave rightists.
way long ago to worries about the Weak leadership was a prime
cost of merging the country's cause of the collapse of Germany's
bankrupt formerly Communist east- post-World War I democracy, the
ern lands with its long-prosperous Weimar Republic, Bubis said.
west. The burden has been com- German politicians tried to put
pounded by the cost of caring for the best face on the rally that was
tens of thousands of foreign asylum disrupted by leftist radicals Sunday.
a seekers. About 350,000 people marched
Observances of what Germans to the rally, but a group of protesters
call the "Pogrom Night" of 1938 booed and threw eggs. Kohl had to
were colored by worry about the be escorted away, and federal
- right-wing violence and new signs of President Richard von Weizsaecker
anti-Semitism. was snattered by ets as he snoke.

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DPS internship program puts students into the community

W by Abby Schweitzer
Gaily Staff Reporter
A student internship program
within the U-M Department of Pub-
ic Safety (DPS) is making a special.
effort to increase student safety on
campus this year.
SWAP - the Student Work As-
sist Program - was started last year
to increase student input about
safety concerns on campus and to
dive students an opportunity to see
the operations of the campus police
department, said Lt. Vern Baisden.
"It has worked out extremely
well for everybody. The students do

a lot for us all," Baisden said.
SWAP interns said they were
also enthusiastic about the program.
"The major point is to get stu-
dents into problem areas on campus.
The police want to know the stu-
dents' interests and areas of concern
and where the dangers are," said
Lisa Margulus, a SWAP intern with
DPS.
SWAP has a group of interns
who do motorist assistance work.
This unit helps jump-start stalled
cars, helps students who are locked
out of their cars, provides non-medi-
cal escorts and checks to make sure

'The major point is to get students into
problem areas on campus. The police want
to know the students' interests and areas of
concern and where the dangers are'
- Lisa Margulus
SWAP intern

force.
Although SWAP does work with
the DPS, the students who are in-
volved with SWAP are not necessar-
ily interested in police work.
Cathi Odtoham, a Publication
Assistant said, "A (public relations)
intern anywhere is valuable experi-
ence. You are learning as you go
along."
Margulus added, "It's a great
program to get involved in. It's a
way to feel like you help people out
and prevent crimes."
Students create brochures advis-
ing steps for crime and theft pre-

vention, including one that offers
safety tips when using automated
teller machines. They also do crime
analysis, conduct surveys and try to
pinpoint problem areas on campus.
"You learn to put together a
program, you meet a lot of different
people and it's a way to get out in
the community," Margulus said.
Other functions of SWAP in-
clude: administrative interns, com-
munity service field and office assis-
tants, crime prevention interns, pro-
gram coordinators, publication assis-
tants, research assistants and re-
source center assistants.

the emergency blue phones and
campus lights are working.
SWAP members also get hands-
on experience Thursday, Friday and
Saturday nights at the Michigan
Union, when they check student IDs.
The Special Events Interns serve as

entrance monitors in place of uni-
formed police.
A popular misconception, SWAP
members said, is that the program
serves as a subset to DPS. However,
the unit is separate from the police
or security functions of the police

*Student groups
:U Arab-American Students' As-
sociation, meeting, Michigan
Union, room 2203, 8 p.m.
Q Christian Science Organiza-
tion,meeting, Michigan League,
check room at front desk, 7-8
p.m.
Q EnvironmentalIssuesCommis-
sion,meeting, Michigan Union,
MSA Chambers, 6:30-7 p.m.
U In Focus, meeting, Frieze Build-
ing, room 2420, 6 p.m.
Q Michigan Student Assembly,
meeting, Michigan Union, room
3909, 7:30 p.m.
Q National Women's Rights Or-
ganizing Coalition, meeting,
Michigan Union, Crowfoot
Room, 6:30 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation, Catholic Update,
SaintMary StudentChapel, 331
Thompson St., 7 p.m.
Q Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Fra-
ternity, meeting, Michigan
Union,Pond Room C, 7:30 p.m.
Q TaeKwonDo Club, regular
workout, CCRB, room 1200,
7:45-9:15 p.m.
U U-M Asian American Student
Coalition, meeting, East Quad,
check room at front desk, 7 p.m.
Q U-M Bridge Club, free bridge
1SC nnc AiIh In i n nrnrm

p.m.
U U-M Outing Club, meeting,
Michigan Union, 4th floor, 7:30
p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, prac-
tice, CCRB, Martial Arts Room,
8:30-10 p.m.
Events
Q "Alcohol and Sexual Assault:
What's the Connection?"
sponsored by University Health
Services and SAPAC, West
Quad, Wedge Room, 7 p.m.
Q Annual Food Drive, Bryant
Community Centerseeking food
donations until November 20,
drop off donations at Bryant
Community Center, 3 West
Eden Ct., for more information
call 994-2722.
U "Dynamics in Complex Liq-
uids," Moses Gomberg Lecture
Series, Department of Chemis-
try, Chemistry Building, room
1640, 4 p.m.
Q "Focus on Michigan," photog-
raphy contest, City of Ann Ar-
bor Parks and Recreation
Department, accepting entries
until December 1, call Irene
Bushaw 994-2780.
Q "Politics and Personality
Among Catholic Prelates in
thw I ofa nlin'_ "1rrn w on

p.m.
Q "The Invincible and Immortal
Army: Warrior from Xian,"
art exhibit to be held Sunday,
November 15, Museum of Art,
West Gallery, 2:30 p.m., please
register by Wednesday, Novem-
ber 11, call Leslie Stainton, 747-
2063.
Q "The Paris Commune of 1871,"
SPARK: Revolutionary Dis-
cussion Series, MLB, room
B122, 7-8 p.m.
Q U-M vs. OSU Blood Drive
Battle, Mosher-Jordan Hall,
Jordan Lounge, 3-8:30 p.m.
Q "Whodunit: A 16th-century
Flemish Annunciation," Ob-
ject Lesson, Museum of Art,
Information Desk, 12-12:30
p.m.
Student services
Q Kaffeestunde, Department of
Germanic Language and Litera-
ture, MLB, 3rd floor Confer-
ence Room, 4:30-6 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, lobby, 763-
WALK, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, Department of
Psychology, West Quad, room'
K210,10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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