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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 1, 1993- Page 3

Ann Arbor
couple may
sell custody
story to TV
LANSING (AP) - The Ann Arbor
couple at the heart of a bitter battle for
custody of a 2-year-old Iowa girl are
considering signing an agreement for a
television movie about their story, their
attorney says.
Suellyn Scarnecchia said
suggestionsthatJanandRobertaDeBoer
will be paid $500,000 are untrue.
"Theyhaven'tsignedanyagreement.
They are discussing the possibility of
signing an agreement. Five-hundred-
thousand-dollars is way above what
any discussionhasinvolved,butnothing
has happened for sure," she said.
An attorney for Daniel and Cara
SchmidtsaidtheDeBoerswereprofiting
from the dispute over the Schmidts'
biological daughter.
"I understand all that remains to be
done is sign it, that the bidding closed
last week and that the bidding closed at
$500,000," said Marian Faupel.
An official with ABC-TV said the
network is planning a television movie
ontheDeBoers' attempttokeepcustody
of the girl, whom they call Jessica
"All I can really confirm to you is
that we do have amoviein development
based on the story," said Stephen
Battaglio, manager of media relations
for ABC.
The DeBoers have raised the girl
since shortly after she was born Feb. 8,
1991, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The
Schmidts have been fighting to get her
back since March 1991.
On Tuesday, the Michigan Court of
Appeals ordered the DeBoers to return
the girl to Schmidt, who has never seen
the girl, and his wife. Cara Schmidt,
then CaraClausenandunmanried, signed
adoption papers shortly after the birth
but later changed her mind.
The DeBoers' attempt to adopt
Jessica was rejected. Three Iowa courts
ordered the child returned to the
Schmidts. ButtheDeBoers started legal
proceedings in Michigan to keep the
child and have promised to appeal the
latest ruling to the Michigan Supreme
Court.
Battaglio said yesterday thathe could
not discuss whether ABC has secured
the cooperation of any of the parties in
the dispute.
But he said the network has bought
the rights to an article in the current
issue of The New Yorker called, "The
War for Baby Clausen," based on
interviews with the DeBoers.

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Students to 'Fax the
Facts' to publishers

Bedtime stories E"E---I
Alexander Shtogren and Seth Wenning, both first-year students, read from Dr. Seuss's
"Yurde the Turtle" during Dr. Seuss Night in East Quad's Benzinger Library.
rnUberg hopUes to move
from MSA to Oval Ofie

by Jennifer Tianen
Daily MSA Reporter
Craig Greenberg wants to be President of
the United States someday.
Ifhe ever gets to the Oval Office, Greenberg
will say the Michigan Sm-
dent Assembly chambers
in the Union were part of
his official experiences.
Greenberg is only an'
LSA sophomore but his
goals for the future are
partly based on his role as
assembly president.
"I want to go to law
school and maybe prac-,
ticelaw, and I'mdefinitely SO I U
going to run for office
someday," he said. "My experience on MSA
will help me a lot."
As the newly elected president, Greenberg
faces several problems. One is the assembly's
budget. Another is setting priorities for MSA to
tackle in the upcoming year.
However, what the new MSA president is
lacking to attack these problems is the student
support and recognition. Some students have
asked why he even bothered to run.
"Before I was MSA president, I was just the

normal student and MSA had no influence or
benefit on my life. I went to class, hung out and was
very active as a large Michigan sports fan,"
Greenberg said.
Although he understands student apathy, this
political science major believes the assembly can
become an active and effective voice for students.
'We needed more consensus on MSA to make
student progress for real," he said. "I'm very com-
mitted, and I am going to set realistic goals to be
pursued."
Realistic goals include working with both stu-
dents and administrators to accomplish long-term
plans for the assembly. Of utmost importance to
Greenberg are the Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities and the Diag Policy.
"The problem with MSA and the administra-
tion is that our committees and commissions had no
specific platform with goals," he said. "We would
wait for something to happen and act on it after-
wards.
"As a representative, (MSA) wasn't by any
means the largest part of my life," he said. "But
now, in order to do the things I want to do and to do
a good job as president I think I'm going to have to
make it one of the largest and most important things
in my life over the next year."
He said, "I am going to learn how to work the
system to its fullest potential."

by Randy Lebowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
Students angry at the rising cost of coursepacks
will be given the opportunity today to fax their
frustrations to prominent publishers.
MichiganDocumentService is sponsoring "Fax
theFacts," an event designedto send aslew of faxes
to members of the publisher's "Dirty Dozen" - a
list of publishers that typically inhibit timely copy-
ing. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of catego-
ries.
ISA first-year student Jessica Adair said she
might send a fax to a publisher."I don't think it's
right for students to pay so much money for a
coursepack," she said. "I don'tthink(the publisher)
should make a profit off us trying to learn."
Publishers in the "Dirty Dozen" are Addison-
Wesley, Doubleday, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
HarperCollins, MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Penguin
Books, Princeton University Press, Random House,
St. Martin Press, Simon & Schuster and W.W.
Norton.
Michigan Document Service is involved in
various lawsuits against these publishers. Students
and professors have testified for Michigan Docu-
ment Service that these publishers are interfering
with education by requiring copy shops to seek
permission before using copyrighted material and
charging royalties for the information.
In 1989, a New York judge declared Kinko's
Copies infringed copyright laws by duplicating
materials for coursepacks without the publisher's
permission.
But Michigan Document Service claims the
Kinko's case was poorly defended and does not set
a precedent for all copy companies throughout the
industry.
Michelle Liken, a graduate student in the School
of Nursing, said she is particularly upset. In an
affidavit, Liken said she spends approximately 15
hours a semester gathering the materials that pub-
lishers have made difficult to acquire in acoursepack.
"The juxtaposition of materials in a coursepack
contributes to the educational process. Having to
leave out materials from a coursepack impairs the
educational point the professor wants to make with
the materials in the coursepack, and reduces some-
what the value of the materials provided to the
students," she said in the affidavit.
According to section 107 of the copyright law,
"The fair use of a copyrighted work, including such
use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or

Michigan Document Service will help students
complain to publishers about the price of
coursepacks.
by any other means specified by that section, for
purposes such as criticism, comment, news report-
ing, teaching (including multiple copies for class-
room use), scholarship, or research is not an in-
fringement of copyright."
Jim Smith, manager of Michigan Document
Service, said the publishers believe they losemona
each time a student purchases acoursepack. He said
publishers would rather increase profits by selling
the entire book.
"The main misunderstanding is that publishers
think they are losing the sale of a book. This is
ignorance. They just don't know how coursepacks
are used," Smith said.
Michael Dawson, associate professor of politi- -
cal science at the University of Chicago, said in an b
affidavit, "In choosing excerpts, I am not substitut-
ing the excerpt for the book; I am using the excerpt
where I have already decided that I am not going to
assign the book for a course," he said.
Smith said the rising costs of coursepacks has
led students to come up with alternatives such as co-
ops. "This kills the copy shops, doesn't benefit the
publisher, professors must put all of the information
on reserve and time is being wasted on part of the
professor and student to locate these materials," A
Smith said.
Excerpts chosen by History Prof. Victor
Lieberman, who teaches the History of the Vietnam
War, are included in the Michigan Document law-
suits.
"My first-hand knowledge with the permission
system required by many publishers indicates that
their systems are unworkable, unfair, unreasonable,
and contrary to the needs of education," Lieberman
said in his affidavit.

Student sexually
assaulted at Mo-Jo
A student reported that he was sexu-
ally assaulted in front of his dormitory to
the University Department of Public
Safety Monday.
The assault allegedly took place in
frontofMosher-Jordanatapproximately
11 p.m. the previous Friday.
The complainantdeclined to describe
the assailant except to say that he was
another male, and probably a student.
Although the student said he does
not wish to prosecute the alleged inci-
dent, hehas filedareport with theSexual

Police
Beat 6
AssaultPrevention and Awareness Cen-
ter.
Dealership target of
vandalism
More than 14 cars were vandalized
and burglarized at a local car dealership
early yesterday morning. Two people
were arrested in the incident.

Ann Arbor Police Department
(AAPD) officers first became aware of
the break-in when two members of an
evening patrol team heard the sound of
shattering glass from Apollo Lincoln-
Mercury dealership around1 a.m. yes-
terday.
The unit called for backup a short
time later when they observed two sub-
jects fleeing from the 2100 W. Stadium
dealership.
Assisting units arrived shortly after
and began scouring the area and block-
ading potential escape routes.
More than 14 cars were found with
smashed windows and stolen radios.
The suspects were apprehended
when an assisting unit hidden behind a
local business saw a man believed to be
the suspect fleeing from Total Gas sta-

tion. Other officers in the immediate
area were alerted and assisted in the
capture and arrest.
The second suspect was sighted hid-
ing behind a tree. After a short struggle
with two officers, he was also taken into
custody.
Investigations of the incident are
continuing.
Officers assaulted in
arrest
Two officers sent to make a warrant
arrest at a local residence Tuesday were
assaulted and harassed by the arrestee
and at least one other person.
Two AAPD officers went to the 200
block Kenwood residence to serve a
15th district court warrant when the

older brother of the subject began to
assault one of the officers.
The assault, which police described
as a fist-punching incident, grew until
both officers andbrothers were involved.
The subject attempted to escape
during the commotion but was taken
into custody when he attempted to re-
turn home later that evening.
Both of the brothers were placed
under arrest. The elder was charged
with obstructing justice and assaulting
an officer. The younger was charged
with his original warrant charge, in ad-
dition to these charges.
No serious injuries were sustained
from the incident.

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- by Shelley Morrison
Daily Crime Reporter

Student groups
Q AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power, meeting, East Engineer-
ing Building, Baker-Mandela
Center, 7:30p.m.
U Amnesty International, meeting,
East Quad, Room 122, 7 p.m.
Q Ann Arbor Coalition Against
Rape, Take Back the Night Plan-
ning meeting, Michigan League,
check room at front desk, 7 p.m.
Q Campus Crusade for Christ,
meeting, Dental School, Kellogg
Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m.
U Hillel, "Prospect"presentsMichael
Lerner,Editorof"Tikkun"Maga-
zine, 7:30 p.m.
O Homeless Action Committee,
meeting, GuildHouse, 802Mon-
roe St., 5:30 p.m.
U Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical lun-
cheon, EECS Building, Room
1311, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Q Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room, 7 p.m.
U Islamic Circle, meeting, 429 Ma-
son Hall, 6 p.m.
U Korean Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
Welker Room, 7 p.m.
U Michigan Journal of Political
Science, Haven Hall, 5th Floor,
Walker Seminar Room, 6 p.m.
U Pro-Choice Action, meeting, East
Quad, Greene Lounge, 7 p.m.
O Students Concerned About Ani-
mal Rights, meeting, Michigan
Union. MUG, 7 p.m.

Building, Room 311, 7:45 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, practice,
. CCRB, small gym, 8-10 p.m.
Q Women's Issues Commission,
meeting, Michigan Union, Room
3909, 8 p.m.
Events
U Ancient Greece as Utopia,
Rackham, West Conference
Room, 4 p.m.
Q ArtTalk, MetonymandMetaphor
in American Indian Painting, Art
Museum, AV Room, 12:10-1
p.m.
Q BloodDrive,NorthHall, 2ndFloor,
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Q Celso and Cora, movie, MLB,
Lecture Room 1, 8 p.m.
Q Center for Japanese Studies,
Family Life and Child Develop-
ment in Nineteenth-Century Ja-
pan, Brown Bag Lecture, Lane
Hall, Commons Room, 12 p.m.
Q Fax the Facts Day, Michigan
Document Service, 603 Church
St., all day.
U J. Allen Rosser, Reading from her
work, Rackham Amphitheatre, 5
p.m.
Q Job Search Strategies for For-
eign Students, video teleconfer-
ence, Chrysler Auditorium, 4-5
p.m.
Q Layer Cation Exchange/Interca-
lation Compounds Dielectric
Measurements and Structure,
theses colloquium, Chemistry
Building, Room 1640,4 p.m.

ing, Women's Studies Lounge,
Room 324, 12 p.m.
Q Moving and Shipping Work-
shop, International Center, Room
9,4 p.m.
Q Music at Leonardo's, jazz com-
bos, 8 p.m.
Q Northcoast Jazz Ensemble,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 8 p.m.
U Russian Tea & Conversation
Practice, MLB, 3rd Floor Con-
ference Room, 4-5 p.m.
Q Sexualities Without Gender and
Other Queer Utopias, lecture,
Rackham, East Conference
Room, 4 p.m.
Student services
Q Consultation for Student Lead-
ers and Student Organizations,
speak with peer and professional
consultants regarding leadership
and organizational development,
SODC, Michigan Union, Room
2202,8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Q ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Center,
7-11 p.m.
Q Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7 p.m.-8
a.m.
Q Professional Development for
International Women, Interna-
tional Center, Room 9, 2-4 p.m.
Q Psychology Undergraduate Peer

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