The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 9, 1993 - Page 3
by Christine Young
Daily City Reporter
Ann Arbor citizens tired of slid-
ing on snow-covered sidewalks now
have a way to put a shovel in the
hands of homeowners.
City Council members and civic
department heads discussed ways to
improve the sidewalk snow removal
policy as a result of increasing
complaints about the law.
Mayor Liz Brater said, "Our in-
tent is to get clear pathways so
people can walk safely in the city."
The recently revised policy re-
quires residents who have public
sidewalks adjacent to their property
to clear the entire width and length
of the sidewalk within 24 hours of a
snowfall, Director of Public Services
Bill Wheeler said.
Sidewalks in front of commercial
areas must be cleared by noon. If
snow is not removed, the resident is
given a Correction Notice. The resi-
dent is fined if the snow is still not
removed 24 hours from the
distribution of the Correction
Transportation Department Rep-
resentative John Avendt showed
slides about the importance of
clearing the entire length and width
of the sidewalk in various types of
snow cover - compacted snow, un-
touched snow, snow-blown snow
and patches of snow and ice.
People are not aware that side-
walks need to be cleared down to the
pavement, Avendt said. Simply us-
ing a snowblower to brush away the
snow is not enough.
"The weather does not remove
the snow and ice so people must
take some pro-active measure to
remove it," Avendt added.
Councilmember Thais Peterson
(D-5th Ward) said the complaints
stemmed from citizens who were
unaware of the policy.
"We need to work together to in-
form the people of what the law is,"
She added that the city should be
more lenient in handing out Correc-
tion Notices, especially since the
policy has recently been amended
and placed into law.
Councilmember Robert Grady
(D-3rd Ward) suggested the council
make the notice more friendly so cit-
izens would shovel and salt their
Councilmember Robert Eckstein
(D-5th Ward) disagreed.
"I just worry that if you change
the notice, that people will not take
it seriously. ... It simply states the
facts," Eckstein said.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Bandits ambush
and kill a relief worker. Two men hop aboard a moving
truck and rob the driver before soldiers guarding the
food convoy even realize what is happening. Relief
agencies are pilfered as payday approaches.
Despite the thousands of foreign troops, the U.S.-led
military coalition in Somalia seems unable to stop
banditry, and foreign relief officials are threatening to
leave if their employees keep getting killed.
Such an exodus would cripple and perhaps terminate
the relief effort credited with saving hundreds of
thousands of lives since last year.
"The whole future of the country in the next six
months is based on whether the expatriates stay," said
Mike McDonagh, field director for the Irish relief
Two weeks ago, nurse Valerie Place of Concern died
when her vehicle was ambushed while traveling north
"If another one or two are killed, these agencies are
going to get a lot of pressure from their governments
and their people back home to not be here," said Ian
Macleod, spokesman for UNICEF.
Despite the relief shipments coursing through the
country for almost three months, tremendous need
A sketch pad, a cup of coffee and thou
Community High School senior Geoff Daily (left) and junior Geneviev Eustis relax at a local hang-out, sketching and smoking after
Minority students visit 'U' through KinglChavez/Parks program
Office of Minority
Affairs hopes to show
students college is the
way to go.
by Tanisha Harris
Daily Staff Reporter
Beginning this month, minority
middle school students will be intro-
duced to the wonders of college life
through a University program de-
signed to promote diversity in higher
The annual King/Chavez/Parks
(KCP) College Day Spring
Visitation Program will be hosted by
the Office of Minority Affairs during
March, April and May. Program
organizers said they hope to con-
vince middle school students that
college is the way to go.
"We concentrate on students who
would never have thought about go-
ing to school. We let the students
know that through hard work and
preparation, they can succeed in
college," said Felton Rogers, KCP
pre-college coordinator in the Office
of Minority Affairs.
Rogers said the goal of the pro-
gram is to motivate students to con-
sider college education as a goal by
introducing them to University
student life and campus activities.
"The program impresses the stu-
dents and gives them the sense that
they can come to college while giv-
ing them a broad-based view of the
college experience," Rogers said.
The minority students, arriving
primarily from southeast Michigan
cities, will participate in activities
and programs to give them informa-
tion about various aspects of college
"Visiting students learn how to
prepare for college and about college
admission requirements and
procedures, learn study skills, inter-
act with faculty and students, ex-
plore career possibilities and attend
academic-planning presentations for
college," Rogers said.
More than 40 campus depart-
ments participate in the program.,
which is named after three civil
rights activists - Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., Cesar Chdvez and Rosa
Parks, the activist known as the
"mother of the modern civil rights
In the past, the program has at-
tracted about 1,500 students with 40
to 50 attending each scheduled
"Because of the strong and col-
lective participation we have from
our faculty, staff and students, the
University of Michigan continues to
have the finest KCP program in the
state," Rogers added.
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Campers set fires
University Department of Public
Safety (DPS) officers were called to
Crisler Arena early Sunday morning
after the building director reported
that students camping out for prime
basketball seats had started fires. He
said smoke from the blazes was
drifting into the arena.
The students put out the fires be-
fore police arrived. Officers then
doused the few smoldering embers
that remained with water.
Crowes fans bring
violence to Hill
A concert by the Black Crowes
- a rock group that strongly advo-
cates the legalization of marijuana
- attracted plenty of that controlled
substance to Hill Auditorium
One person was observed smok-
ing what officers believed to be mar-
ijuana in a first-floor bathroom, and
was holding a plastic bag containing
a hand-rolled cigarette.
The bag was confiscated from the
suspect and taken to be analyzed.
DPS officers also found a
teenage boy in possession of what
they believed to be marijuana. They
confiscated the substance from him
and turned the boy over to his par-
ents pending analysis of the
Also at Hill Saturday night, a
woman called DPS and reported be-
ingT punched by a guard at the con-
cert. She said she was standing at the
front of the auditorium near the
stage when the incident occurred.
The concert security supervisor
told police the victim had attempted
to climb onto the stage twice,
disregarding orders to stop.
The security staffer involved
stated he did not punch the woman
but rather removed her from the
stage and escorted her from the
building after she rushed the stage
Police reports indicated that the
woman received no injuries in the
Ohio police bust
fake AAPD forms
A search of a motorist's van near
Cincinnati Sunday by Ohio State
Police found ID counterfeiting
equipment and what appeared to be
30 bhk Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment (AAPD) ID cards, according to
* The driver of the van was wanted
in Florida on a weapon possession
charge. It was sheer luck that Ohio
police pulled over the man, said
AAPD Lt. Allen Hartwig.
AAPD detectives are investigat-
ing the incident, he said, adding that
the forms found in the van are
slightly different than actual AAPD
Hartwig speculated that the man
could have transposed two different
forms to create the fakes, or may
have used highly sophisticated
computer and photography
Police do not believe any mem-
bers of AAPD were involved in the
counterfeiting operation, Hartwig
said, adding that investigations are
- by Will McCathill
Daily Crime Reporter
The party mentioned in "Students arrested at Union brawl" (March 8, 1993) was sponsored by Students Striving
Towards Achievement. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
Don't just fall into any job.....
Michigan Union, Bates Room,
Q Ann Arbor Committee to De-
fend Abortion & Reproductive
Rights Organizing Coalition,
meeting, MLB, Room B119, 6
Q Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Ali-
ance at Michigan for Students
in the Arts, call 930-0558 for
location, 8 p.m.
Q The Christian Science Organi-
zation, meeting, Michigan
League, checkroom at front desk,
Q College Republicans, meeting,
MLB, basement, 6:30 p.m.
Q Environmental Issues Commis-
sion, meeting for Earth Week
1993, Michigan Union, MSA
Chambers, 6 p.m.
" GraduateEmployees Organiza-
tion, meeting, Rackham Amphi-
theater, 5-7 p.m.
Q Hillel, Hebrew Union College In-
formation Session, by appoint-
ment, call 769-0500.
Q In Focus, meeting, Frieze Build-
ing, Room 2420,6 p.m.
Q Michigan Student Assembly,
meeting, Michigan Union,Room
Tap Room, 12 p.m.
U Social Group for Bisexual
Women, call for location and
information, 763-4186, 8 p.m.
Q Socially Active Latino Student
Association, meeting, Trotter
House, main room, 7 p.m.
out, CCRB, Room 1200, 7:45-
Q U-M Asian American Student
Coalition, meeting, East Quad,
Room 52 Greene, 7 p.m.
Q U-M Sailing Team, meeting,
West Engineering Building,
Room 420,6:30 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, practice,
CCRB, small gym, 8-10 p.m.
Q University Students Against
Cancer, group meeting, Michi-
gan Union, PondRoom, 7:30p.m.
Q Center for Chinese Studies,Fam-
ily Planning in China: Implica-
tions for Women's Health, Brown
Bag Lunch Series, Lane Hall,
Commons Room, 12 p.m.
Q The Esther Oratorio: A Con-
versation with Composer
Donald Byrant, discussion, Art
Museum, 7:30 p.m.
U Green Corps, Field School for
sion, Art Museum, Information
Desk, 12:10 p.m.
Q A Quantitive Approach to Re-
action Mechanisms and Cataly-
sis, Moses Gomberg Lecture Se-
ries, Chemistry Building, Room
Q Samuel Delaney, reading from
his work, Rackham Amphithe-
ater, 4 p.m.
Q Update on Haiti, First Baptist
Church, 512 E. Huron St., 7:30
U Women in the Israeli Army,
Hillel, 7:30 p.m.
Q Yugoslavia: A Windening War
in the Balkans?, International
Center, 12 p.m.
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Center,
Q Kaffeestunde, Department of
Germanic Language and Litera-
ture, MLB, 3rd floor Conference
Room, 3:30-5 p.m.
U Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-8
Q Psychology Undergraduate Peer
'help acclimate new students
*meet exciting and diverse people
*gain practical experience
for your career
*come back to school early!!
Tuesday March 9, 3-5pm Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
Wednesday March 10, 4-6pm Michigan Union, Kuenzej Room
applicants must attend one of these mass meetings
-enrollment in Winter and Fall Terms 1993
.good academic standing