The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 2, 1993 - Page 3
by Will McCahill
Daily Crime Reporter
A dead body was found in
ichols Arboretum yesterday
University Department of Public
Safety (DPS) Lt. Chris Spork said
the man has not yet been identified,
and the cause of death is still un-
known. Police said the man may
have been a member of Ann Arbor's
An autopsy is scheduled for this
. DPS officers and a medical ex-
aminer transported the body to the
University Hospitals morgue, where
it will be kept until it can be identi-
fied, Spork said.
University News and Information
Services Director Joseph Owsley
described the man as white, thin, 5-
foot-8, and in his early 30s.
Police found a piece of paper in
the man's clothing that was ad-
Odressed to "Bob" from his mother.
The man had been dead for about
four hours when he was found under
a tree, Owsley said. There were no
signs of violence.
However, broken branches near
the body led police to believe that
the man may have fallen out of the
tree, he added.
Officers found the man face-up
*under the tree, where he had sunk
through six inches of snow.
Police found empty liquor bottles
in the area, Owsley said.
DPS is collaborating with the
Ann Arbor Police Department and
the Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Department in an effort to identify
The three police forces are look-
ing for people who may be familiar
with Ann Arbor's homeless popula-
tion in hopes that someone can iden-
tify the man.
The Federal Bureau of
Investigation can check the man's
fingerprints if necessary, police said.
frees 6 children
WACO, Texas (AP) - A heavily
armed religious cult released six
more children yesterday and author-
ities negotiated nonstop trying to re-
solve a standoff at a fortified com-
pound where six people died.
The leader of the cult, who be-
lieves he's Jesus, told his mother
"I'm dying, all right?" after Sun-
day's gun battle with an army of po-
lice and federal agents.
The cult Branch Davidians al-
lowed at least 10 children to leave.
More children were believed to be
inside the bullet-scarred compound.
Authorities kept up negotiations a
day after a rain of gunfire killed four
federal agents and two members of
the sect, one reportedly cult leader
David Koresh's daughter.
"We negotiated through the night
and they are negotiating again this
morning," said Sharon Wheeler, a
spokesperson for the federal Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
She declined to say who was nego-
tiating for the cult.
At least 75 people remained in
the compound about 10 miles east of
Waco, authorities said. Koresh said
many of the children were his.
One of three people taken into
custody after the shooting was
charged Monday with attempted
murder of a federal law enforcement
officer and use of a firearm during
commission of a violent crime, said
Jim Deatley, a spokesperson in the
U.S. Attorney's office.
The FBI sent its elite Hostage
Rescue Team to the scene yesterday,
said a federal law enforcement offi-
cial who spoke on condition of
The standoff began Sunday after
a 45-minute gun battle with about
100 ATF agents, who were trying to
serve arrest and search warrants on
Koresh for federal firearms charges.
Chip off the old block
LSA junior Mey-mey Lim works on a project yesterday in the School of Art's woodshop.
State commission increases excise tax on liquor
by Andrew Taylor
Daily Government Reporter
Consumers who hit the bottle after a long
day will have to first take a hit to their wallets
starting May 1.
The Michigan Liquor Control Commis-
sion passed a proposal by Gov. John Engler
last week, calling for a 14 percent tax in-
crease on hard alcohol to help combat the
$400 million state budget deficit.
Bill Schoot, an Engler spokesperson, said
the tax increase - which brings markup
levels to the highest rate allowed by state law
- will add about 10 percent to the retail
prices of liquor.
Some local storeowners expressed concern
about the potential effects of the tax on busi-
Kamano, owner of the Diag Party Shoppe on
He predicted customers will cut back on
hard alcohol and instead buy beer, which
does not fall under the tax. However, he
predicts that sales around campus will not be
effected because most students are willing to
pay higher prices.
"Students are price efficient but not as
much as the older clientele off campus," Ka-
Opponents said the increase may make
Michigan's prices higher than those in Wis-
consin, Indiana and Ohio, encouraging
citizens to cross state lines to purchase liquor.
Although Engler officials estimate liquor
sales to fall by about 7 percent, they said
sales will stay high enough to generate over
$31 million per year in tax revenue.
But liquor company executives claimed
these figures are unrealistic.
James Thompson, chair of United Dis-
tillers-Glenmore, cited the failure of a similar
federal tax to raise the expected revenue. He
said the government collected $91 million
less than was expected in 1991 because of
David Schusterman, senior vice president
of Brown-Forman Beverage Co., said the
consumption of liquor has already dropped 25
percent over the last 11 years and this tax
may force sales even lower.
le said he fears higher prices will cause
the industry to cut back production and lay
"Remember the old adage: As price goes
up, volume goes down," echoed Hal Gorman,
vice president and assistant general counsel
for Heublein, Inc.
Some students challenged the governor for
targeting alcohol to reduce the deficit.
"I don't mind paying higher income taxes
or general sales taxes because they effect ev-
erybody and make everyone pay a share. But,
excise taxes like this are not fair across the
population," said LSA senior Susan Millay.
But James White, an LSA junior, said he
supports the state government's decision.
"The state has a deficit and we have to pay
for it somehow. It's not like people who buy
liquor are being asked to pay for the entire
deficit, just a small part of it," he said.
Schoot said Michigan residents buy an av-
erage of about 5.5 million cases of hard alco-
hol a year, bringing in approximately $100
million in tax revenue for the state.
The 14 percent increase is estimated to
raise revenue to $131 million per year.
- The Associated Press contributed to
"It's a definitely a
almost a $1.50 a
big increase. It will add
bottle," said Jerome
Candidate takes oath for
'vacated City Council seat
Catholic groups to create school
for potential Detroit drop outs
by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
The Democratic candidate run-
ning for the 2nd Ward City Council
seat in the April election will get a
sneak preview of the position.
Barbara Bach took the oath of
office last night for the seat, which
,represents a heavily Republican
area. Her nomination was approved
by council last Monday.
The position on the council be-
came available late last month when
Republican Kirk Dodge resigned af-
ter it was discovered that he no
longer lived in the ward.
Bach said she was "delighted" to
take the job.
"I think she'll do a very good
job," said Mayor Liz Brater. "I'm
sure she'll have the interest of the
2nd Ward in mind. That's why she
But Councilmember Kurt Zim-
mer (D-4th Ward) didn't like the
idea of having a candidate fill the
"This puts one candidate in the
public eye more frequently," he said
in an interview last week. "That's
what Brater was trying to do, get her
as much free publicity.
Bach said she is hoping that
serving on the council for a month
will give her a boost in the election.
by Bryn Mickle culture."
Daily Staff Reporter Styles said that although an
Councilmember Bob Grady (D-
3rd Ward), a sponsor of the reso-
lution that approved Bach's ap-
pointment, said her candidacy is a
reason to appoint her.
The resolution was approved 7-2
with Zimmer and Peter Fink (R-2nd
The Catholic Archdiocese of
Detroit and the Society of Jesus have
agreed to co-sponsor an all-male
high school targeted at potential
drop-outs in Detroit. Loyola
Academy will set a precedent in the
city with an eleven-month school
year and a ten-hour school day.
This concept is similar to the
Malcom X Academy, a Detroit pub-
lic school, which was forced to ac-
cept females after being threatened
with legal action by the American
Civil Liberties Union.
Principal Fr. Kenneth Styles S.J.
said the Loyola Academy is aimed at
minority male Detroit students who
may be likely to drop out of high
school because of unstable family
backgrounds or because they are al-
ready behind in learning and study
The school aims to present stu-
dents with strong male role models.
The school's teaching staff will ini-
tially be composed of four male
teachers, which will reflect the eth-
nic makeup of the student body.
He said that if the school's stu-
dent population is predominantly
Black, the curriculum would stress
the idea of Afrocentricity.
"We want to teach respect of all
races," he said. "In order to do that,
students must appreciate their own
eleven-month school year seems
long, planners for the school would
like to develop a summer camp to
break up the year. Students will
spend their extended days in
mandatory extracurricular activities
'It's worth taking the
chance. ... We cannot
assume that these kids
- Fr. Kenneth Styles S.J.
and a two-hour study session from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m.
The academy will only accept 40
students in its initial first-year class
and accept 40 additional students per.
year to fill the incoming class.
Courses will stress language,
math, arts and theology, and be
supplemented with tutorial sessions
and individualized instruction.
Tuition for the school will cost
students about $4,000 per year, with
fund-raising covering half the costs.
Parents who are capable of paying
the other $2,000 will be asked to do
so, but it will not be a requirement.
Styles said schools specifically
targeting potential drop out students
have succeeded at the middle school
level in Boston and New York, but
have never been attempted at the
high school level.
Some educators criticized the
idea saying it is too late to reach
most students if they have not
formed sufficient learning habits by
ninth grade, but Styles disagreed.
"It's worth taking the chance," he
said. "Maybe we are getting these
kids late, but we cannot assume that
these kids are doomed."
However, not everyone in the
field of education believes that
academies are the best alternative.
John Stratman, a teaching assis-
tant in the University's School of
Education, said he has mixed feel-
ings towards the idea of academies
that target specific groups.
"We should experiment with
(single sex) academies to reach stu-
dents that will slip through the
cracks," he said. "But what message
does it send the young black female
when we do not set up an equivalent
Bryan Webster, a science teacher
at Redford Public High School in.
Detroit, is skeptical of the school's
"Some of these kids have atten-
tion deficits," he said. "It's too long
a day and these kids are just going to
"I don't know if (the school's
setup) is going to solve the problem
or just create new ones," he added.
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" Arab-American Students' As-
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Welker Room, 8:30 p.m.
" Association for Computing
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Q Socially Active Latino Student
Association, meeting, Trotter
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Q U-M Shotokan Karate, prac-
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Engendering China: A Report
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Q Feminism and "Development,"
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Q Fiber Architechture of a Heart
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