The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 30, 1996 - 3
AA PD officers
4fter car crash
Two Ann Arbor police officers were
taken to University Hospitals on Satur-
day after their patrol car crashed into a
parked vehicle on the 900 block of
The patrol car swerved to avoid hit-
ting another car that was attempting to
turn left onto Vaughn Street, said Sgt.
Pam iWyess of the Ann Arbor Police
Wyess said the officers avoided hit-
g a tree before they rammed into a
Both officers were released from the
hospital after being treated for minor
Pizza delivery car
smashes into another
far, flees scene
MayUniversity students have sat
patiently and expectantly late into the
night waiting for their recently ordered
pizzas to be delivered. One such deliv-
ery ended in tragedy Sunday as a Pizza
Housedelivery car crashed into another
vehicle's driver-side door. The driver
then fled the scene but not before the
victim obtained the license plate num-
ber of the delivery vehicle.
Police ran a warrant check on the
*spected Pizza House driver, a 21-
harassing e-mail from
In the past week alone, at least two
separate e-mail messages from Bos-
ton universities, each loaded with ra-
ti slurs, have been received by Uni-
. The first message came from Bos-
ton University late last week. Depart-
ment of Public Safety reports indicate
that the same BU student is also send-
ing similar racially harassing mes-
sages to fellow Boston University stu-
The second message originated at
Lesley College and contains racial jokes
d threats. For instance, the message
'ribes "what they want to do to their
skulls and running them over with their
car," DPS reports indicate.
DPS officials are working with both
schools' local campus agencies to stop
the individual culprits.
$2.8 million scam
reported to police
magine receiving a letter promising
u $2.8 million in exchange for your
bank account number. That's exactly
what happened to one woman last week
as she opened correspondence from
Nigeria asking the woman to allow $28
million to be deposited into her bank
Police said the letter then promised
that in exchange forallowing the money
to remain in the account for an unspeci-
fied period of time, she would be per-
*ted to keep 10 percent of it, $2.8
million. All she had to do as compensa-
tion was to reveal her bank account
instead, the woman reported theinci-
dent to DPS officials. The letter, post-
ntarked Jan. 12, 1996, was signed.
Street sign vandal
caught in the act
9A 19-year-old Engineering student,
attempting to steal a street sign, was
spotted by passing DPS officers Sun-
The sign, at the corner of Thompson
and Madison Streets, was torn down
around 2 a.m.
- compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Lenny Feller and Sam T. Dudek
Elementary students visit site of peace talks
By Maggie Weyhing
For the Daily
When Candace Martin, a third-grade teacher at
Clinton Elementary, heard of the preliminary
Bosnian peace talks in Dayton, Ohio, she knew
her class could become involved.
"I told them the story of children being killed, of
families told to move immediately, of lost homes
and of starving people," Martin said. "Then I told
them of the peace talks and they became excited."
Martin said she and her third-graders
brainstormed ideas and decided to write peace
messages on paper doves to send to the Wright-
Patterson Air Force base where the talks took place.
"One child wrote, 'remember the children,'
another wrote, 'Talk peace, not war,' and on one
of the doves it simply said, 'peace,"' Martin said.
Shortly after sending the doves, Martin said she
received a call from Lt. Stan Lauwrie of Wright-
Patterson. Lauwrie invited Martin and her 26 stu-
dents to travel to Dayton for a tour of the base, the
base museum and the rooms in which the peace
talks were held - a space usually not open to the
"Lt. Lauwrie was in charge of making the maps
during the peace talks," Martin said. "It seems that
our doves were displayed around the doorway in
the room where the talks took place."
State Sen. Jim Berryman (D-Adrian) said the
Clinton Elementary class set an example for other
"First of all I was very impressed with what the
kids did," Berryman said. "Public education gets
kicked in the teeth so much in this state. The kids
ought to be patted on the back."
Martin said that Lauwrie had been inspired by
the doves during the course of the talks.
"He said that he had a special relationship with
our doves. He told me that they kept him going and
gave him hope," Martin said.
However, despite the invitation for the students
to view the base, Martin said a lack of transporta-
tion was a barrier.
"We are a very tiny school district with one high
school, one middle school and one elementary
school. We have a very tight budget and at the
time, the teachers' contract hadn't even been ne-
gotiated yet," Martin said.
Although the Air Force could not provide Mar-
tin and her class with transportation to and from
the base, Martin said she had the idea to call
Berryman for help.
Berryman offered to provide a bus for her and
the students, on the condition he was allowed to
In addition to the senator's transportation dona-
tion, Martin and her class received T-shirts from
the United Nations Association. Each T-shirt read,
"The Rights of a Child Know No Boundaries."
"We promote the concept of peace in Bosnia
and we were very pleased to find out what Martin
and her class had done," said Susan Chang, vice
president of the Huron Valley chapter of the U.N.
Martin and the students learned during their tout
that 14 of the 26 doves were taken back to Paris
where the Bosnian peace accords were signed.
Martin also said that Lauwrie is attempting to
include the remaining 12 doves in the Wright-
Patterson archives along with the peace talk papers.
Martin said the impact of the experience on the
students was profound.
"I want my students to know that they can make
a difference and that what they do is important,"
Martin said. "Nobody could sleep on the way home,
and it was a four-hour trip - I think that says a lot."
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Curtain going up
Susan Crabtree, a staff scenic artist in the theatre and drama department,
dance performance of Carmina Burana, which runs Feb. 8-l1.
paints the scrim to be used in next week's
By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Getting rejected 13 times by an em-
ployer would be enough to discourage
most people, but to Dr. Dan Barry it was
Barry, a former faculty member of
University Hospitals, applied to
NASA's astronaut program annually
for 13 years before finally obtaining an
interview. His efforts proved worth-
while. On Thursday, Jan. 11, the space
shuttle Endeavour was launched-with
Barry on board. He served as a mission
specialist and as one of six astronauts
selected for the flight, which returned
Friday, Jan. 19.
After first being interviewed, Barry
was selected as an astronaut candidate
along with 18 others from a pool of
2,000. He and his family left Ann Arbor
and relocated to Houston in 1992, where
he began his training.
During the shuttle flight, Barry re-
marked that he was enthralled by the
multitude of colors around him.
"(It was) indescribable," he said. "The
depth ofcolor was what was so fantastic.
You're moving five miles a second."
Barry said he and his family were thank-
ful for all of the encouragement he re-
ceived from the Ann Arbor community.
"Even though we don't live in Ann
Arbor anymore, we still have a lot of ties
and friends who do," he said. "(It's good
to know) Ann Arbor is still behind us."
Dr. Jim Richardson, a colleague of
Barry's at University Hospitals, trav-
eled to Houston to watch the event.
"They announced Dan ... and that he
was from the University of Michigan in
Ann Arbor. He was the first one on
board," Richardson said.
Richardson also described the impact
a space shuttle has on the Earth's atmo-
sphere. "At 4:30 a.m., for 30 to 60 sec-
onds there was enough light you could
read pretty fine print by it," he said.
In an e-mail message to Richardson,
Barry noted that there was one point dur-
ing the mission where the astronauts could
see from Miami to Boston as well as locate
all the major cities. He shared his favorite
part of the experience with Richardson:
looking down on the shuttle and the earth
while sitting on the end of a robot arm.
Richardson and his fiancee had the
opportunity to view the astronauts on
the flight through a video cameraplaced
inside the Endeavour. The first thing
Barry did, Richardson notes, was to
playfully demonstrate the law of grav-
ity to all who were watching.
"(He) took out his clipboard and
spinned it," Richardson said. "He let go
of it so it sat in front of him. He touched
it and it spun. (Then) he smiled and
gave a big thumbs up."
SAPAC receives funds from
task force to improve programs
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center plans
to implement and expand its programs due to new funding.
SAPAC Director Debi Cain said University President
James Duderstadt has been trying to solicit ideas for pro-
grams of "importance to women."
Because of Duderstadt's efforts, the University Violence
Against Women Task Force recently awarded SAPAC with
funding to implement such programs.
The funding will be "geared toward creating and expand-
ing some of our (current) programs," said Joyce Wright,
prevention and education coordinator for SAPAC.
SAPAC was notified about receiving the funds shortly
before the holiday break and will have access to the money
until Jan. 1, 1997.
"We are in the program development stage," Wright said.
"We are really just getting started."
The four primary areas where the funding will be applied are
the Athletic Department, the Greek system, the international
center and the undergraduate housing division.
"Many students go through these areas," Wright said,
explaining the group's decision to target these organizations.
Cain said these groups came to SAPAC and asked if
programs could be implemented.
"These were areas that had expressed an interest (in
receiving programs)," Cain said.
Wright said SAPAC is in the "initial networking stages"
and in the process of receiving input from the groups that will
Although the new programs have not been defined, Cain
said the funding for the Athletic Department will partially go
towards workshops for male and female athletes on violence
Cain said SAPAC wants to continue its dating violence
workshops on campus and expand these programs beyond
the undergraduate population to international students and
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Archer gives optimistic
State of the City address
DETROIT (AP) - Mayor Dennis
Archer said the city is on its way to
becoming a leading city of the 21st
century, saying it is forming the foun-
dation for society's future.
"Detroit is more than on its way back,
it is on the way to becoming the new
city of tomorrow," he said to applause
during his State of the City address.
"Detroit is now among a select group of
cities that is leading the way in revital-
ization and revitalizing America."
Archer said that Detroit has moved in
its ranking of300 cities by Money Maga-
zine from 295 in 1994 to 56th in 1995
and that World Trade Magazine rates the
Motor City as the third best area in
America for exporting and importing.
"By any standard, the factual record of
the last two years speaks loud and clear,"
he said in a speech telecast live. "The
decades of decline are over. Detroit is on
anew course of growth and opportunity."
In his second State of the City ad-
dress, Archer cited a drop in the city's
unemployment rate, a decrease in crime,
business expansion and growth and an
overall improved national image as af-
firmation of Detroit's safeness.
Archer said the city's unemployment
rate has dropped from 13.4 percent in
January of 1994 to 8.2 percent in Octo-
ber of 1995. He added that the number
of homicides in 1995 dropped by 4.8
percent and decreased by 6.4 percent in
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