The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 30, 1993 - Page 3
act keeps 'U'
by Will McCahill
Daily Crime Reporter
The University athlete who set off a bomb in South
Quad in December was sentenced Friday in Washtenaw
County Circuit Court.
Damon Jones, a redshirt freshman tight end on the
football team was sentenced under the Holmes Youthful
Trainee Act - a statute specifically designed for 17-to-
19-year-old first-time offenders.
Jones exploded the bomb - made from a plastic
soda bottle lined with aluminum foil and filled with a
bathroom cleaning substance - in front of his resident
director's door Dec. 5. Jones was suspended from the
team by head coach Gary Moeller, but has since been
reinstated and participated in spring practices.
Under the act, Jones will be on probation for three
years, after which time the offense will be expunged
from his record if he fulfills his probation requirements.
Assistant Washtenaw County Public Defender David
Lankford said the act guarantees records of the offense
will remain sealed, in effect enabling the offender to
state legally that he has never been convicted of a
Only law-enforcement and judicial agencies will
have access to the information. For this reason, the
court could not release specific information on Jones'
sentence to the media, and could only state that he had
been sentenced under the act.
Normal probationary procedure calls for the offender
to petition the court for the offense to be expunged from
the record after five years, at which time the judge can
grant or deny the petition based on the individual's be-
to sponsor final
by Jonathan Berndt
Daily City Reporter
It's your last chance to ask the
mayoral candidates that one question
they haven't been addressing.
Well, half of them anyway.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC)
and the Panhellenic Association
(Panhel) will host the final mayoral
debate before Monday's election in
the Michigan Union tonight.
Mayor Liz Brater and Republican
challenger Ingrid Sheldon are
scheduled to speak at the first such
forum the two groups - the govern-
ing bodies of the Greek system -
have ever held.
Val Wilde, LSA junior and Pan-
hel public relations chair, said the
purpose of the evening is "to involve
the students, to have them be in-
formed about the issues concerning
the Greek system, and we want them
to make an informed, intelligent
choice and to be able to vote."
Wilde said some of the concerns
will probably include the Greek sys-
tem's alcohol policy and the police,
plus Ann Arbor's noise ordinances,
but these were not the primary rea-
sons for hosting the forum.
"It's more of an involvement and
information process than anything
else," she added. "We want to work
with the candidates, not against,
Wilde said the format would in.'
clude LSA junior Sandy Sussman,
IFC's public relations chair, asking
key questions, and a question-and-
answer session for members of the
The Greek system held a voter-
registration drive earlier in the year
giving the candidates 900 more vot-
ers to reach.
Even with the registration drive,
Wilde said it is difficult to estimate
how many people would be attend-
ing the forum, although organizers
are hoping for participation froi
each house. She added that fliers
have been posted around campus to
publicize the event.
Wilde said smoothing relations i4M
a goal of hosting the forum.
"We want to sponsor cooperation
between the Greek system and the
city," Wilde said.
Wilde added that Greek and non
Greek students are welcome to come
and hear the candidates speak.
The forum will start at 8 p.m. in"
the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan
UG Lirenovation HEATHEM
Warren Douglas, Vern Nitchie and Jean Moran - employees of the University Forestry Crew
- remove a tree stump from the Diag near the UGLi. Many trees and shrubs in the area are
tagged for removal, replanting or trimming before construction on the UGLi begins in mid-April.
University Department of Public
Safety (DPS) officers responded to a
call from a pizza delivery person
Sunday, who told them he had ap-
prehended a student trying to steal
from his parked delivery truck.
DPS Lt. James Smiley said the
driver left the truck running in front
of Alice Lloyd Residence Hall while
he ran inside to make his delivery.
He came back to find the student in-
side the truck.
When DPS officers arrived on the
scene minutes later, they took state-
ments from the driver and the stu-
dent. They released the student
pending authorization of an arrest
warrant from the Washtenaw County
In a separate incident involving
pizza-delivery personnel, thieves
made off with the sign attached to a
pizza delivery car Saturday, while a
delivery was being made to the Law
According to police reports, five
or six men stole the sign and ran to-
ward South State Street.
N. Campus driver
A driver on North Campus'
Bonisteel Boulevard told police that
passengers in a passing vehicle
threw eggs at his windshield Sunday
The man was able to take down
the license plate number of the vehi-
cle, and police were able to track
down the car's owner.
The owner confirmed to DPS of-
ficers that teenagers riding in the ve-
hicle had indeed been hurling eggs at
other cars. Officers then notified the
boys' parents of their sons'
The driver who reported the inci-
dent was informed of the findings
and decided not to press charges
against the teenagers, who were in a
car belonging to the father of one of
He said he had faith that justice
would be served by the boys'
chemical spill at
Med Sci II
University Occupational Safety
and Environmental Health (OSEH)
department employees were called to
the scene of a chemical spill in the
Medical Science Research Building
According to police reports, chlo-
roform was spilled on the fourth
floor of the building. There were no
injuries in the incident.
OSEH crews spread chemical ab-
sorbent on the spill, and later had to
remove floor tiles from the affected
vandals take aim
at parking meters
The latest in a series of attacks on
parking meters occurred on North
Campus Sunday as vandals set fire
to a Parkmaster machine at the
School of Music parking lot.
Eight incidents have occurred
involving parking meters during the
last three weeks. In the other
incidents, vandals put glue in the
meters, temporarily clogging them.
Smiley said it costs DPS $300 to
remove the glue from the machine,
,and estimated that the vandalism has
cost the department more than
$5,000 in buying new machines and
repairing old ones since the incidents
started, not including revenue lost
because the machines were out of
Police are still investigating the
incident, and are hoping someone
will come forward to give DPS in-
formation concerning the case.
threatening her life
A woman who had just with-
drawn her inheritance money from a
local bank was robbed at knife point
Sunday, and the robbers made off
with $68,000 in cash.
The victim told the Ann Arbor
Police Department that a woman
came to her Packard Road apartment
just before 3 a.m. Sunday, asking to
use a phone because her car had
When the victim opened the
door, a man and a woman wearing
ski masks burst in. The man punched
the victim in the face. Then the
woman threatened her with a knife
while the man searched for the
When the knife-wielding woman
threatened the victim's life, she told
the bandits she had hidden the
money in two paper bags in a cup-
- by Will McCahill
Daily Crime Reporter
Muslim refugees attempt
to flee during cease-fire
More than 2,000
Muslims travel by
truck to Tuzia;
several die en route
(AP) - More than 2,000 Muslim
refugees took advantage of a cease-
fire and a rare relief convoy yester-
day to flee the eastern enclave of
Some apparently died en route to
Tuzla, 45 miles to the northwest.
Tales were common of people
falling off the trucks as they traveled
all day, many in open trucks.
The women, children and elderly
male refugees were packed so
tightly into the 19 U.N. trucks that
they had to stand on their luggage.
They waved with relief as they
reached safety in the Muslim
government-held city of Tuzla.
The refugees reached Tuzla dur-
ing the most successful cease-fire so
far of the nearly year-long Bosnian
war. It went into effect at noon
Sunday, and U.N. officials reported
no major violations.
Bosnian Serbs agreed to allow a
convoy of food and medicine, the
evacuation, and a cease-fire as the
international community turned up
the pressure for a settlement.
Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital,
was quiet yesterday, and residents
marked the cease-fire by thronging
sunny city sidewalks after three days
U.N. and local officials had made
a list of 650 people in Srebrenica
shelters and outdoors who most
needed evacuation. Lawrence Jolles
of the U.N. High Commissioner for
Refugees' (UNHCR) office said"
hundreds more climbed aboard thei
trucks, and officials couldn't remove7
all of them.
He estimated only a couple hun-i
dred of the most needy actually were
among the 2,346 people evacuated.
Those who got on the trucks said
they waited for five hours at the last
Serb checkpoint as Bosnian Serbs
looked for fighting-age men and
UNHCR spokesperson Lyndall
Sachs in Belgrade said anewt
convoy was preparing to head to5
The local military chief in Tuzla,
Hazim Sadic, blamed French Gen.,
Philippe Morillon, the U.N. com-',
mander for Bosnia, for the poor,
transportation. "We don't even'
transport animals that way," Sadict
said in a statement.
He charged that Morillon's in-'
ability to get relief into Srebrenical
contributed to the Serb campaign of
"ethnic cleansing" by increasing the,
number of people needing evacua
tion. Serbs have been trying to
empty the east of Muslims.
Helicopter evacuation of the sick
and wounded was suspended last,
Wednesday after Serbs surrounded
the eastern enclave shelled the land-I
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fend Abortion & Reproductive
Rights Organizing Coalition,
meeting, MLB, Room B119, 6
a The Christian Science Organi-
zation, meeting, Michigan
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.
Q In Focus, meeting, Frieze Build-
ing, Room 2420,6 p.m.
Q Kaleidoscope, Alice Simsar Vis-
its, Tappan HallBasement, 5:30
Q Mayoral Forum, Michigan
Union, Kuenzel Room, 8 p.m.
" Michigan Student Assembly,
3909, 7:30 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student Fel-
lowship Association, Stations of
Young Professional Discussion
Group, 7 p.m.; RCIA Alumni
Lenten Group, 8 p.m.; St. Mary
Student Parish, 331 Thompson
Q Shulhan Ivrit, Michigan Union,
Tap Room, 12 p.m.
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Women, call for location and
information, 763-4186,8 p.m.
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Room 52 Greene, 7p.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.
U U-M Student/Faculty/Staff
Prayer Time, Campus Chapel,
1236 Washtenaw Ct., 12-1 p.m.
U University Students Against
Cancer, group meeting, Michi-
Q Armenian Genocide: A Survi-
vor Speaks, Lane Hall, Com-
mons Room, 7 p.m.
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Difference, U-M Orthodox
Christian Fellowship, Michigan
Union, Room 1209, 7:30-8:30
Q Black Artist Series, concert,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 8 p.m.
U Bosnian Update: The Human
Story, video, International Cen-
ter, 12 p.m.
U Carillon Auditions, for spring/
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Tower, Room 900, 764-2539,
Q Center for Chinese Studies,
Brown Bag Lunch Series, Lane
Hall, Commons Room, 12 p.m.
Q Dith Pran, Photojournalist and
Cambodian Political Activist,
Power Center, 7 p.m.
Q Nobody's Perfect:HowtoLower
the Stress of Raising Kids in
the 90s, Kellogg Eye Center,
Auditorium, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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lonial State in fin-de-siecle Al-
geria, Lane Hall, Room 200, 4
U Rudolf Steiner and the Modern
Path of Inner Development,
Rudolf Steiner Institute, 1923
Geddes Ave., 8 p.m.
Q Undergraduate Education for
Today and Tomorrow, Presi-
dential Lecture Series on Aca-
demic Values, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 4 p.m.
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I Concert,Hill Auditorium, 8p.m.
Q World War II: Lessons for the
Future, Spark: Revolutionary
Discussion Series, MLB, Room
B 120, 7-8 p.m.
Q Writing Bibliography from a
Woman's Perspective, Blanche
Cook, lecturer, Michigan League,
Hussey Room, 4 p.m.
Q Consultation for Student Lead-
ersand Student Organizations,
speak with peer and professional
consultants regarding leadership
and organizational development,
SODC, Michigan Union, Room
2202,8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Angell Hall, Computing Center,
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
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ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-8
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Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the public
Dith Pran is the survivor of the Cambodian
holocaust whose story was portrayed in the
award-winning film The Killing Fields.