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Gunshots lead to
joint police probe
The Ann Arbor Police Department
and the Department of Public Safety
Wre investigating gunshots fired on
South University Avenue early yester-
day morning.
DPS reports say multiple shots were
fired and an officer said passersby wit-
nessed the 2:15 a.m. incident.
"The shooter got into a black Buick
Regal T-type vehicle and headed on
South Forest towards the Washtenaw
Avenue area," a witness stated in re-
AAPD officers are currently inves-
tigating the case. DPS reports did not
cite any damage or injuries due to the
Bullets may have
been shot at
In an unrelated incident, DPS offic-
ers reported to Couzens residence hall
Friday after a caller found what looked
like bullet holes in a window.
The caller said there were "possible
bullet holes" in a window located in the
dining hall, facing Palmer Field.
Later that afternoon, three more
windows within Couzens were reported
. as broken.
* Early Saturday morning, more bro-
ken windows were discovered on the
Observatory side of Couzens.
"A Couzens staff member found a
CO2 air cylinder below the broken win-
dows," reports say, which may indi-
cate the use of paintball guns.
According to reports, a staff mem-
ber "found a set of bloody fingerprints
at the windows in the corridor."

Rape Prev
By Karen Talaski
Daily Staff Reporter
This year's Rape Prevention Month,
which begins today and runs through
April 22, has special meaning for the
Ann Arbor community, organizers say.
Sponsored by the University's
Sexual Assault Prevention and Aware-
ness Center, the month of events is
centered around the theme "working
togetherto end violence against women."
Joyce Wright, SAPAC education
coordinator, said the theme is a tribute
to the collaboration between police and
local citizens that helped capture Ervin

ention Month to raise awareness

D. Mitchell Jr., who is suspected of
raping four women and killing one.
"We saw how everyone came to-
gether to be on the lookout for him,"
Wright said."'This month does have more
significance (because) we saw how very
effective the collaboration was."
Mitchell's preliminary examination
for the murder and rapes is set for
March 15.
The University sponsors Rape Pre-
vention Month each year to bring at-
tention to the issues of sexual and physi-
cal violence against women.
"We probably could come up with

an event for every day of the month,"
Wright said.
Highlights include:
a Diag vigil April 6 for women
who have survived sexual assault;
the 16th annual "Take Back the
Night" march and rally, sponsored by
the Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape,
to support making the streets safe at
a panel to explore the possible
connection between racism and sexual
assault; and,
an art display in the North Cam-
pus Commons featuring the works of

sexual assault survivors, their families
and friends.
New this year is SAPAC's special
invitation to women with disabilities to
attend a self-defense workshop. These
women are frequently forgotten when
it comes to self-defense, Wright said.
"Any woman is a potential victim
of sexual assault," she added, but those
with disabilities are more vulnerable
because their mobility may be limited.
SAPAC also sponsors a variety of
workshops throughout the year on
sexual harassment, acquaintance rape
and dating and domestic violence.

Prevention Month
Here are some of the events the
University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center is
sponsoring March 14-April 22
March 19: Sexual Assault Survivor's
Art Exhibit Opening and Reception,
exhibit of art and poetry by
survivors of sexual assault, runs
until April 6.
March 14-April 6: Sexism in
Advertising Contest, student
suggested ads are voted on to see
which one is the most sexist,
ballots available around campus,
March 27: Making the Connection:
Racism and Sexual Assault, panel
discussion on the connection
between raicism, sexism and rape,
7-9 p.m. Kuenzel Room, Michigan

Democrats use
travel as weapon'
against Engler

University Housing spokesman Alan Levy (left), Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Lou
Antieau and President James J. Duderstadt attend South Quad's Information Resource Center grand opening.
Newnormation SResearch
Center provides study space

LANSING (AP) - Republican
Gov. John Engler yesterday made his
ninth trip since December to the
nation's capital at a total cost of up to
Engler says his visits to Washing-
ton - where he has testified before
congressional committees and met with
Republican leaders - benefit Michi-
gan, as well as the country. But some
Democrats say the trips cost taxpayers'
money and only serve the governor's
own political and personal goals.
"John Engler, for better or worse,
was elected to be Michigan's gover-
nor, not Newt Gingrich's lobbyist,"
Steve Gools of the Michigan Demo-
cratic Party, told the Lansing State Jour-
nal. "It's troubling that the governor
has been spending so much time out of
this state trying to make a name for
himself nationally."
State Rep. Laura Baird, an Okemos
Democrat, said the high-level visits to
Washington were not what Michigan
residents wanted when they re-elected
Engler to a second term last November.
"His attention and focus should be
here in Michigan," she said. "He's laid
out all these important issues about
education, tax breaks and prison, but
he's not here.
"I think it's ironic that he accused
Democrats of wanting to hang around
Lansing. I would question why he

would want to hang around Washing
ton so much. If he wants a national
career, he should be upfront and tell us
During his first run for governor;
Engler ripped then-Gov. James
Blanchard for use of state aircraft foi
official business. Blanchard racked ui
costs of more than $400,000 in air
travel, including some trips on a con.
troversial state-owned helicopter, dur4
ing a two-year period, an audit showed,
Engler at the time pledged that he'd
drive his Oldsmobile to Mackinac Ise
land and for other state business.
His office said his use of state air.
craft has been conservative.
Including this week's trip, the cost
of using the state-owned Beechcraft
plane for the Washington excursions
has run from $22,500 to $24,300, based
on Engler spokesman John Truscott's
estimates of $2,500 to $2,700 per flight,
the newspaper reported.
Citing an exemption from the Free-
dom of Information Act, the governor'
office would not provide additional de=
tailed costs of the trips, the Journal said;
Truscott said the entourage - usul
ally himself, the governor, Social Serf
vices Director Gerald Miller, Miller's
aide and a state police officer - typi-
cally flies in and out the same day to
avoid lodging costs. Only two of the
eight trips involved overnight stops.


Grafitti pattern found
DPS officers discovered a common
message spray-painted in various loca-
tions over the weekend and blame un-
known suspects for each occurrence.
The signature- "Nadsat".was found
spray-painted on a limestone wall near
the southeast corner of the Graduate
*Library on Sunday.
Officers also found the same grafitti
in two other locations the day before.
"Nadsat" was also painted on the
Henry Kraus Building and on the cam-
pus directory map in the southeast cor-
ner of the Diag, reports say.
In addition, officers found the mes-
sage "Nadsat blow it nation" on the
Grad wall in blue spray paint Saturday.
The signature "Nadsat" also ap-
>eared on the Maynard Street
McDonald's front window yesterday
There are no suspects in the case.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Josh White

South Quad center
unofficially opened in
By Lisa Poris
Daily Staff Reporter
The new South Quad Information
Resource Center hosted its official
grand opening ceremony yesterday af-
ternoon, nearly two months after open-
ing to students.
Residents began to make use of
the resources available at the. IRC-
which houses the hall's library and
computer facility - in mid-January.
"We wanted to get the bugs out of
the system before the ceremony," said
Alan Levy, director of public affairs
and information for the University's
Housing Dicision.
Many people, including University
President James J. Duderstadt, came
outto participate in the festivities, which
included a brief speech by Associate
Director of Residential Education John
Heidke, various refreshments and much
Heidke described the facility as a
dream for organizers, to whom he re-
ferred as its godmothers and godfa-
thers, "who thought about turning a
mattress storage area into something
more useful."
The new center is equipped with 30

Macintoshand 10IBMcomputers. The
library has-aside from the traditional
books and periodicals - information
about initiating academic research,
CDs, videos and games, and is the only
residence hall library with CD-ROMs
on its computers.
Pauline Harris, head librarian of
the South Quad IRC, called the new
set-up "interesting."
"I think it's a good use of putting
two resources together that have tra-
ditionally been thought of, as sepa-
rate. This gives you a taste of both
worlds," Harris said.
Mary Simian, former director of
ResComp, agreed.
"ResComp is uniquely positioned
to deliver quality integrated library and
computing services," she said.
The library is also set up with a
lounge and a multi-purpose room that
can be used for group study.
"Since it's open 24 hours, it gives
people a place to just hang out. At 3or
4in the morning, people will be up here
hanging out, studying or whatever,"
said Library Information Assistant
Brady Walker, an Engineering first-
year student.
LSA sophomore Hollee Puser pre-
fers the new location of the library
and computing center to its previous
home in the basement.

"It's much better. The other place
was way hot. The atmosphere is much
better...it doesn't feel like we're sitting
in a hole in the ground," Purser said.
Information Resource Center con-
sultant Terry Duchastel, an LSA first-
year student, agreed. "This is really,
really nice; they way overdid them-
selves," he said.



What's happening in Ann Arbor today

G Allanza, 7642677, Trotter House,
Mail lobby, 7 p.m.
Q Ann Arbor Moderation Manage-
ment, 930-6446, Unitarian
Church, 1917 Washtenaw,
Gaede Room, 7-8 p.m.
Q Amnesty International, Michigan
Union, 7:30 p.m.
Q Gospel Chorale Rehearsal, 764-
1705, School of Music, Room
2043, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
SLSARStudent Government, LSA Build-
ing, Room 2002, 6 p.m.
Q Michigan Students for Peace,
764-5943, Modern Language
Building, Room B118, 7 p.m.
Q New Italian Club, weekly Italian-
speaking get-together, 668-1402,
Casablanca Cafe, 7 p.m.
Q Thai Students Association, weekly
planning meeting, 663-7299, Michi-
gan Union, Michigan Room, 6 p.m.
Q WOLV Channel 70 Programming:
CCHA Hockey (Game 2), 7-10 p.m.;
Basketball Tournament Show, 10-

Fletcher Road, Third Floor Confer-
ence Room, 3-4:30 p.m.
J "Happiness, Godliness and Self
Esteem," sponsored by Jewish
Learning Network, Michigan Union,
Wolverine Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q "Israel Information Day," sponsored
by Hiliel, Hillel Building, call 769-
0500 for appointment
J "Mastering the LSAT on Your Own,"
sponsored by CP&P, Micihigan
Union, Kuenzel Room, 6:10-7 p.m.
U "MCI Open Pre-recruitment Ses-
sion," sponsored by CP&P, Michi-
gan League, Kalamazoo Room, 7-9
J "Meet Your Major," sponsored by
South Quad Resident Staff, South
Quad, Dining Room II, 7:30 p.m.
J "Mr. Greek Week Pageant," spon-
sored by Zeta Tau Alpha, Power
Centerforthe PerformingArts, 7:30
Q "Organizing Institute information
Session," sponsored by CP&P,
Michigan Union, Pendleton Room,
7-9 p.m.

sponsored by Ecumenical Campus
Center, International Center, 12
" Visiting Writer Molly Peacock
Reading From Her Work," spon-
sored by Department of English
and Borders Books, Michigan
Union, Pendleton Room, 4 p.m.
Q "Writing Effective Cover Letters,"
sponsored by CP&P, Student Ac-
tivities Building, Room 3200,4:10-
5 p.m.
U 76-GUIDE, 764-8433, peer coun-
seling phone line, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.
U Campus Information Center, Michi-
gan Union, 763-INFO; events info
76-EVENT or UM*Events on
Q ECB Peer Tutorial, 747-4526, Angell
Hall Computing Site, 7-11 p.m..
Alice Lloyd, 7-10 p.m., Bursley, 7-
11 p.m.
U North Campus information Center,
North Campus Commons, 763-
NCIC, 7:30 a.m.-5:50 p.m.

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