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The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 2, 1996 -5

I:09
Indecent
exposure m
rieze Building
Students walking into room 1518 of
the Frieze Building were exposed to
nore than a boring lecture Wednesday
as a man dropped his pants on two
separate occasions, revealing his geni-
talia to two separate women. At one
point, Ann Arbor police say, the man
"had his pants down and was mastur-
bating."
Witnesses reported to police that the
K n was 25 to 30 years old with "short
ndish hair," 5-foot-8-inches tall and
of medium build. He was wearing a
cream-colored sweater with brown trim
and blue jeans.
The man left the area prior to the
arrival of police officers.
Student waiting for
bus struck by careless
iver
While standing outside Bus Shelter
No.8 on Geddes Avenue Wednesday, a
female student was hit by an oncoming
car.
The driver of the vehicle was cited
for careless driving. According to De-
partment of Public Safety reports, he
was issued a ticket and released.
The woman was transported to the
University Hospital emergency
om. Her present condition is un-
own.
String of thefts at
orch Hall library leave
police baffled
Two separate, recent incidents at the
Lorch Hall library have totaled nearly
$250 in stolen money. Police have no
'clues as to who the culprits are, how
*y there may be, or even if the two
events are connected.
First, a Foster Library librarian re-
ported that "$180 in cash was taken
ftomamoney bag which was left locked,
but in an unlocked drawer of her desk,"
police say.
Then, police found out that $65 in
small bills was taken from a petty
cash box located under the main front
desk.
The first theft took place sometime
'etween Dec. 15 and Jan. 23. The
time frame for the second incident
has been set between Jan. 12 and Jan.
18.
Police have no suspects in their in-
vestigation.
46-year-old man found
sleeping in Angell Hall
4throom
The last thing anyone expects to find
walking into a public restroom is some-
one dead asleep. So when one indi-
vidual heard that a man was lying asleep
in the third-floor men's bathroom in
Angell Hall early Monday morning, he
decided to call the police and report the
incident.
--The 46-year-old man resting in the
bathroom was woken by officers, is-
ad a trespassing ticket and escorted
mthe premises.

Signs stolen from
Shapiro Undergraduate
Library
Several "no food or drink" signs were
discovered stolen Monday from the
Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The
ns were taken from several stair-
s throughout the building.
Police have no suspects at this time.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Lenny Feller.

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New England Literature
Programiinixes nature, arts

By Carissa Van Heest
For the Daily
The New Hampshire wilderness will become the class-
room for 40 students to study literature, hike and camp as
part of the New England Literature Program this spring
semester.
NELP takes place 100 miles north of Boston at Camp
Kabeyun, on land owned by the Audubon Society.
"It's the best thing I've done at U-M.
Even beyond school, it's one of the r
most profound periods in my life," said You hi
LSA senior Ken McGraw, who partici-
pated in NELP last spring. MIX of ne
The program emphasizes various
kinds of learning in a community set- just Engl
ting. Students read and discuss works-
by New England authors, attend classes, majors.
keep journals, cook, sing, study nature,
hike and canoe. The students also have
the opportunity to get acquainted with Former N

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Katie Fensch.
NELP's living conditions are primitive. No radios or
televisions are permitted to be used during the program. Even
the vans in which the students travel to the site are not
equipped with radios. If the participants want to hear music,
they must make it themselves. Showers and toilets are
available at the camp, but most of the facilities are quite
basic.
"I am from the city and it was the first
time I'd spent in the woods. It takes a
eve a nice while to get used to the bugs and dirt
and cleaning toilets," Sokol said.
Dpte, not NELP participants said they formed
close bonds with each other due to the
nature of the program and living situa-
tion.
"You are part of a community 100
percent of the time," Sokol said.
- Erin Sokol "We all cry when we have to leave,"
LP participant Livesay said.
A NELP member can only attend the
program once as a student. The only
way to be a part of the program after that is to become a staff
member.
"We have been inundated with applications from former
NELPers wanting to be on staff," Livesay said.
This year NELP received more than 60 applications from
prospective students. The staff selected this year's partici-
pants last weekend and will notify them of their acceptance
by early February, Livesay said.

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the local people and culture.
"NELP takes every aspect of your life and incorporates it
into your education," McGraw said.
"All topic separations fade away," said Jackie Livesay,
director of this year's program.
Participants say that NELP values diversity in the range of
activities and within the group.
"You have a nice mix of people, not just English majors,"
said LSA senior Erin Sokol, who attended NELP last spring.
"It is great to have different perspectives," said LSA senior

STEPHANIE GRACE LIM/Daily
Engineering senior Susan Goryl braved the cold yesterday and caught the last
rays of sunlight as she walked on North Campus. The combinaton of bone-
chilling wind and freezing temperatures left many students "out in the cold."
Mich.residents still
bt f iquor

Chicano History Week kicks off
with keynote speech tonight

LANSING (AP) - While the long-
term trend shows liquor-buying edging
downward in Michigan, the state still
bought enough booze last year to sup-
ply six bottles to each of its residents,
according to state figures.
Popov 80 proof vodka was the top
seller in the state last year, followed by
Bacardi light rum, the Michigan Liquor
Control Commission said.
A 1994 study commissioned by a
liquor industry group indicated many in
Michigan buy hard liquor in Indiana
and Illinois, where taxes are lower, and
bring it home. Michigan's tax on liquor
is 65 percent of retail price.
But Bill Lawens, purchasing director
for the Liquor Control Commission,
told the Detroit Free Press for
yesterday's editions that people are
drinking less.
"I think it's a combination of price
and social awareness," he said.
Michigan's slide in consumption lev-

eled off some in the year that ended
Sept. 30 - sales were down about 1
percent from the prior year.
Nationally, liquor sales have fallen 1
percent or 2 percent a year for some
time, said Elizabeth Board of the Dis-
tilled Spirits Council ofthe United States.
"Part of it is an aging population,
especially the World War II genera-
tion," Board said. "Part of it is the
imposition of higher taxes on liquor,
which prices us out of the market."
Board said heavy advertising for beer
and wine has cut into hard liquor sales.
"We're not on television. Beer is on
television," she said.
Dennis Hybarger, vice president ofthe
Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers
Association, said that as of October beer
sales were up about 1 percent for the year.
But he said the flood of premium and
specialty brands in the market has
caused a lot of brand switching, not
more drinking.

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
Today marks the beginning of Chicano History Week -
a week for the University Latino/a population to celebrate
Chicano culture and to recognize the accomplishments of the
Chicano community.
"This is a chance to show the University what we're all
about," said Sofia Marquez, a Nursing School sophomore.
The various Latino student organizations worked together
to coordinate the week's events.
"This is special for us because we're in charge of every-
thing," said Raul Garcia II, co-chair of La Voz Mexicana.
"It's very empowering."
Chicano author Rudulfo Anaya will give the week's key-
note address at 7 o'clock tonight in the Michigan Union's
Kuenzel Room to kick off the celebration. Anaya is the
author of the book "Bless Me, Ultima."
Tomorrow, the Latino fraternity Sigma Lambda Beta,
working in conjunction with the Mexican group MEChA,
will be sponsoring a high school campus visitation day to
encourage Latino students from Detroit to continue to pursue
a higher education.
Isaias Nono Cantu Jr., Sigma Lambda Beta's president,
said that by bringing the students to campus he hopes they
will feel that the dream of attending the University is within
their reach.
"Now we need to achieve the academic and mental goals,"
he said.
Alianza, La Voz Mexicana and MEChA are the primary
sponsors of this week's events.

Chicano History Week 1996 Events
Friday, Feb. 2, 7-9 p.m.
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
KeynoteAddress by Rudolfo Anaya
0 Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Trotter House
High School Campus Visitation Day
0 Sunday, Feb. 4, 1-2 p.m.
Rosa Parks Lounge, Stockwell
Grape Boycott Informational Session
Monday, Feb. 5, 5-6:30 p.m.
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
Alliance Four Justice Open Forum and Discussion
O Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m.
Trotter House
RAZA Comedy Night with Pocho Productions
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8-10 p.m.
Not Another Cafe
RAZA Open-Mic and Performance Night
Friday, Feb. 9, 1-3 p.m.
Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League
Poetry Reading with Trinidad Sanchez Jr.

House committee OKs
new seatbelt legislation

Write to the

LANSING (AP) - In a timeworn
issue pitting personal freedom advo-
cates against safety experts, a House
committee said yesterday police can
stop motorists simply for failing to
buckle up.
"It's an important law and one we
need to save lives," Col. Michael
Robinson, head of the Michigan State
Police, told the House Transportation
Committee.
The measure would allow police offic-
ers to pull over drivers just for not wear-
ing a seat belt, which they cannot now do.
The ticket would carry a $25 fine.
Robinson predicted the bill would
mean fewer tickets issued and less po-
lice energy spent on time-consuming
fatal and serious-injury accidents. Most

important, Robinson said, about half of
those who do not currently wear seat
belts would begin doing so.
Others backed up Robinson's testi-
mony, contending seat belt use inMichi-
gan would rise from its current 67 per-
cent of drivers to more than 80 percent.
"I'd bet my next month's check on
it," said Jim Nichols, director of the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Office of Occupant
Protection.
Nichols based his estimate on the
experience of California and Louisi-
ana, where the number of drivers using
seat belts jumped after passage of so-
called primary enforcement laws. The
states with primary enforcement laws
have an average of 75 percent usage.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

FRIDAY
0 "Keynote Address by Rudolfo
Amaya," sponsored by La Voz
Mexicana, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 7-9 p.m.
'' Ninjitsu Club, beginners welcome,
761-8251, IMSB, Room G-21,
6:30-8 p.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, begin-
ners welcome, 994-3620, CCRB,
Room 2275, 6-7 p.m.
U Taekwondo Club, beginners and
other new members welcome,
747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-
8:30 p.m.
7 "The Yellow Wasps," fil screening,
Ian Ziv, sponsored by Interna-
tional Institute and Working Group

sored by Mecha, Trotter House,
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
0 "Debate Between James Carville
and Chuck Yob," sponsored by
MSA, UAC, LSA-SG, College Demo-
crats and College Republicans,
Michigan Union, Ballroom, 5:30-7
p.m.
" "Kaplan Educational Center Test
Drive," sponsored by Kaplan, Mod-
ern Languages Building, MCAT-
Room 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; GMAT, 9
a.m.-1 p.m.; GRE-Room 3,2-6 p.m.;
LSAT, 2-6 p.m.; call 1-800-KAP-
TEST to register.
0i "Kiwanis Rummage Sale," spon-
sored by Kiwanis CLub of Ann
Arbor, Kiwanis Activity Center,

can Programs Task Force and the
Asian Pacific American Studies
Program, Michigan League, Third
Floor, 12-2 p.m.
SUNDAY
Q "Chicano Hour of Power," sponsored
by Alianza, channel 88.3 FM -
WCBN Radio, 1-2 p.m.
Q "Environmental Gender Benders:
New Findings on Pollution and
Reproductive Disorders," Dr.
Louis Guillette, sponsored by
Ecology Center, Annual Mem-
bership Meeting, 1100 N. Main
Street, 3-5 p.m.
QJ "Grape Boycott Informational Ses-
sion," sponsored by Alianza,

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