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The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 3, 1995 - 5

C rank caller
asks for Jesus
A student living in East Quad
called the Department of Public Safety
to report that a man was calling re-
peatedly and asking to speak with
Jesus, Mary or Lucifer.
According to DPS reports, the resi-
dent said that the man would call
frequently and sometimes hang up
before the resident answered.
The student had the number of the
caller and East Quad staff called the
0 harasser to advise that charges would
be brought against him. After speak-
ing with the residence staff member,
the man agreed to stop making the
harassing calls without argument.
Staff member
sfinds marijuana
A South Quad residence staff
member found a student in posses-
sion of marijuana yesterday and called
DPS to the scene.
A DPS officer confiscated "a
baggy of marijuana ... (and) a pipe,"
which two students admitted to "mu-
tually owning," reports state. The of-
ficer then searched the students' room
and found 15 cans of beer, which the
students proceeded to dump out. DPS
is seeking a warrant in the case.
Truck follows
woman on street
A man in a pick-up truck followed a
woman around North Campus Monday
night asking her if she wanted a ride.
The woman, who was walking alone
*!around the area of Cram Circle and
Jishop Street, told DPS that she was
- approached by a white man, approxi-
mately 30 years old with blonde hair
and moustache who asked her repeat-
edly if she wanted to get into his truck.
Eventually, the man left the area.
According to DPS, the unknown
man was driving a white and green
two-tone pick-up truck.
West Quad
After a complaint about fireworks
Wednesday in West Quad, DPS of-
ficers discovered minor damage on
the third floor of Wenley House.
DPS discovered bottle rockets that
were set off in the hall and reported
that there are no suspects in the case.
Local woman
A woman was "picked up by her
throat, turned over and spanked on
her buttocks then hit on the side of the
head" in a domestic dispute on the
city's southeast side Tuesday, accord-
ing to police reports.
Following an argument with her
cousin over the phone, a woman hid in
the bedroom of her aunt's house on the
3300 block of Rosedale Street after her
cousin said that he was coming over to
deal with the problem face-to-face.
Ann Arbor Police Department re-

ports say that the cousin physically
assaulted her. The final blow, which
threw the woman to the ground, caused
bleeding behind her left ear drum,
reports state.
The suspect fled the area. The case
is open pending followup by the de-
tective division.
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Josh White

Ecology Center, NAACP to battle 'environmental racism'

By Daniel Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter
YPSILANTI - In an unprecedented move,
a local environmental group and the Ypsilanti-
Willow Run Branch of the NAACP announced
plans yesterday to collaborate on educating the
community about pollution prevention.
The alliance rose out of concern generated
by recent studies indicating that race is the
single-largest factor influencing exposure to
environmental hazards.
"We believe that our partnership with the
Ecology Center promises to address some of
southeast Michigan's most serious environmen-
tal problems, which disproportionately affect
people of color," said Raymond G. Mullins,
executive director of the local branch of the
National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People.
Organizers say the union of the Ecology
Center and NAACP for this task is one of the
first such collaborations ever between an estab-

ft's a Aomon
preciiption that
environmental groups
care only about
- Mike Garfield
Ecology Center staff coordinator
lished environmental organization and civil-
rights organization.
The alliance received $25,000 in the fall
from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, a private
grant-making organization. Part of the fund
sponsors the Ypsilanti Pollution Prevention
Project, or YP3, to inform and empower citizens
of diverse ages, backgrounds, races and politi-
cal affiliations about pollution prevention.

Community meetings are scheduled this
month in Ypsilanti to provide residents with
information about existing pollution and to
mobilize citizen action. The project aims to
identify and direct efforts at "toxic hot spots" in
the area.
"This project will give people a chance to
say what they're not often asked about," said
Jennifer Jamison Lofton, NAACP member and
YP3 coordinator.
YP3 members plan to utilize findings from
research now being conducted by the Ecology
Center in conjunction with Wayne State Uni-
versity. The study is probing the correlation
between exposure to environmental hazards
and race in the greater-Ypsilanti area.
The study is similar to research conducted
in 1992 in the Detroit area by University SNRE
Profs. Paul Mohai and Bunyan Bryant. Mohai
and Bryant found race to be the single-largest
determining factor regarding the location of
commercial hazardous waste facilities. National

response to the study caused the battle against
"environmental racism" to. swell.
"In Washtenaw County, the same ugly trend
appears to be true," Mike Garfield, staff coordi-
nator for the Ecology Center, said of the loca-
tion of environmental hazards.
"The state of Michigan suffers an enormous
pollution legacy," he asserted.
Garfield and Mullins pointed to the promi-
nence of environmental contamination in
A large housing complex, which houses
primarily low-income and African American
citizens, has been plagued with serious sewer
back-ups and flooding problems. The complex
also is adjacent to several sources of environ-
mental contamination.
"It's a common perception that environ-
mentalists care only about whales," Garfield
said. "I hope this work will lead kindred
organizations to explore similar collabora-

Archer asks students to
serve their communities

By Tall Kravitz
Daily Staff Reporter
Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer en-
couraged future political science gradu-
ates to serve their communities in a
speech last night at the Michigan Union.
Archer and others spoke at an event
sponsored by the Career Planning and
Placement Office, the political sci-
ence department and the Undergradu-
ate Political Science Association to
provide students with advice about
choosing a major, exploring career
options and dealing with ethics in
today's society.
At a panel discussion, titled "Ca-
reer Pathways in Political Science,"
Archer stressed the importance of
setting goals. While making money
was one of his main aspirations, Ar-
cher said, he later realized that "giv-
ing back to your city and community
provides the ultimate happiness."
"It doesn't matter how wealthy
you are, life is short, tomorrow isn't
promised, and it's important to ask,
'Do I enjoy what I'm doing?"'
Archer stressed to students: "Stay
clean, be ethical and treat people the
way you want to be treated."
Archer, born in a small city near

Detroit named Cassopolis, had no run-
ning water in his home and held many
jobs growing up - a caddy, a stockboy
in a drugstore and a bakery floor
sweeper. Archer said these experi-
ences motivated him in part toward
higher positions.
Archer, a University graduate,
holds degrees in political science and
law. After graduation, he worked as a
trial lawyer for 15 years.
Later, as a Michigan Supreme Court
justice, Archer kept a close eye on the
problems in the city of Detroit. Archer
said he asked himself if he was really
making adifference and then decided to
run for mayor of Detroit.
Other panel members offered more
reasons for studying politics.
Political science Prof. Christopher
Achen, a member of the Institute for
Social Research, "There's no way to
get an angle of attack on society's prob-
lems without politics," Achen said. He
added that despite the large class size,
the University is able to provide a qual-
ity political science education.
Other panelists addressed areas of
interest to political science majors
such as media, business and law ca-
reers. Political science graduate stu-

dent Ken Goldstein spoke about the
skills that media firms look for in
graduates. He said more than any-
thing else, "Employers want you to
know how to read, write and think."
Attorney Erica Munzel, assistant
director of Law School admissions,
said,"Being a lawyer is fun, challeng-
ing and intellectually stimulating.
Having a job as a lawyer is like being
paid to play a fancy game of chess."
Sara Turner, senior counselor and
supervisor of CP&P's Public Service
Intern Program, said once students
decide to actively search for practical
job experience or explore their ca-
reers options, CP&P offers a wide
variety of assistance.
Turner encourages political science
majors to stop by the center to research
internship options that can provide prac-
tical experience in the field.
LSA sophomore Eric Credo, a po-
litical science major, said he feels guid-
ance at the University comes "com-
pletely from one's own initiative. It's a
big university and it's easy to get lost."
Credo added that if students take the
time, CP&P can offer an "open atmo-
sphere" with freedom to study personal

Let your fingers do the playing
Pianist Craig Tabom plays with his band, the Craig Tabor Trio.
Inteflex raises $3,700 for
Ronald McDonald House

CP&P helps juniors, seniors find internships

By Gall Mongkolpradit
Daily Staff Reporter
The Inteflex Program - an un-
dergraduate medical studies program
-- will end its weeklong fund-raiser
by handing a check for $3,700 to the
Ann Arbor Ronald McDonald House,
Arbor House.
Despite the cold weather, the
Inteflex students were able to collect
$850 from a bucket drive, students
In addition to money from the
bucket drives, the Ronald McDonald
House also received proceeds from
Saturday's Inteflex Ball. The ball is
an annual event that recognizes mem-
bers of the Inteflex community.
The Arbor House provides lodg-
ing for the parents of sick children
who cannot afford to stay elsewhere.
Most of the parents who live in the
Arbor House have children who are

being treated at the Mott Children's
Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital.
These children have illnesses from
heart defects to brain tumors.
Several Inteflex students said they
felt good to help an organization that
aids low-income families.
First-year Inteflex student Susie
Joseph, a fund-raiser participant, said,
"Not only do I appreciate the money
we collected, but I learned to never
walk by and ignore (buckettdrives)
First-year Inteflex student Anand
Parikh said, "We surpassed our ex-
pectations and the support from the
student body made it all worthwhile."
Last year, the Inteflex Program
raised about $3,000 for the Hope
Medical Clinic Make-A-Wish Foun-
dation, members said.
The Inteflex Program plans to spon-
sor another local fund-raiser this spring.

By Lenny Feller
For the Daily
The Office of Career Planning and
Placement is accepting applications
from juniors and seniors who are in-
terested in Detroit-area summer in-
ternships in advertising, law, banking
and other fields.
Peter Schweitzer, a University
alum and an executive at the J. Walter
Thompson Co. advertising agency,
has established 10 internships in the
hopes of broadening summer oppor-
tunities for University students, said
Terri LaMarco, associate director of
employer relations at CP&P.

"We're very excited about these
internships. They should be terrific
opportunities," LaMarco said. "Hope-
fully, students can come in and ask
about these specific internships and
find out about the new internships
and job postings that come in every
Although CP&P is waiting on a
full description of all 10 internships,
positions are definitely available in
Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer's of-
fice and at the J. Walter Thompson
Interns will be employed full-time
for 10 weeks, from June to August,

LaMarco said. Some of the positions
include a stipend.
"Finding a summer job at the end
of your junior year can be a tedious
and difficult process," said Business
School junior Brad Shulman. "This
new set of internships could give stu-
dents a fantastic opportunity to find
placements for the summer."
Interested juniors and seniors
should submit an official college tran-
script, a letter of recommendation
from an'LSA faculty member, an up-
dated resume and a one-page essay to
CP&P by March 13. Selected appli-
cants will be invited for interviews.

Six thefts from vehicles reported on N. Campus

By Andrew Taylor
Daily News Editor
Six larcenies from vehicles have
been reported in University parking
lot NC-31 on North Campus during
the past week.
Three thefts were reported to po-
lice within less than one hour Tues-
day night, along with three other re-
ports last Friday night, from the lot at
1700 Hubbard Rd.
"That lot has been a problem for
some time," said Department of Pub-
lic Safety Cpt. Jim Smiley. Smiley
said he believes the incidents are re-
At 7:09 p.m. Tuesday, DPS re-

ceived a call that someone stole a
car's speakers, amplifier and Illi-
nois license plate while parked in
the lot.
Thirteen minutes later another
person called to report their car door
locks had been broken and the stereo
removed. At 7:41 p.m. another victim
called to report a car stereo theft in the
same lot.
Last Friday three people also re-
ported larcenies that took place in the
lot. One jeep owner said his door lock
had been broken, and the radio and a
CD player were taken. A second caller
reported a CD player and an amplifier
stolen from a car.

A third person flagged down a
DPS patrol around 2 a.m. Saturday.
The victim reported that their car had
been forcibly entered and the CD
player was stolen.
Smiley said police believe the six
larcenies occurred between 6 p.m.and
1 a.m. on various nights. He said the
vehicles broken into were generally
parked towards the back of the lot.
"That parking lot for some reason
leads the pack with problems," Smiley
said. He added that DPS has increased
patrols in the area.
U Persons with information about
illegal activities should call DPS at

The State Street Area Association has submitted a proposal to City Council requesting that individual business groups
be allowed to monitor and grant permits to peddlers. Some of the peddlers have been working with the association and
stores, such as Michigan Book and Supply and Red Hawk Bar and Grill, on the proposal. This was incorrectly reported
in Monday's Daily.
Mh,'s bapp'slng nAInm Arbor today

O "Dynamical Geochemistry vs.
Chemical Geodynamics: What's
the Difference and Who Cares?"
sponsored by Department of Geo-
logical Sciences, Chemistry Build-
ing, Room 1640, 4 p.m.
o "From the Hood to the Amen Cor-
ner: African American English, At-
tiuAusk..n uhir nliran" le a+ iw

11:30 p.m.
D Shoran-Ryu Karate-Do Club, men
and women, beginners welcome,
994-3620, CCRB, Room 2275,6-
7 p.m.
O Taekwondo Club, beginners and
other new members welcome, 747-
6889, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-8:30
Q "Winter Blood Drive," sponsored by
Aenh ritmun inann l nd l

Q Ballroom Dance Club, 663-9213,
CCRB, Main Dance Room, 7 p.m.
Q "Blo Station Informational Meet-
Ing," sponsored by Biological Soci-
ety, Natural Science Building, Room
2004, 2 p.m.
Q "Dinner and Dialogue," sponsored
by Students Involved for the Global
Neighborhood, Guild House, 802
Monroe, 5 p.m.
Q EiR PAr Tutnrinl 747-459 Angell





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