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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 6, 1996 - 3

Thief pilfers
Westd'
Robberies come in all sizes and one
burglar's crimes were committed a dime
at a time.
TheDepartment of Public Safety re-
ceived four calls over the weekend con-
cerning stolen pop cans from West Quad
residence hall.
The culprit, DPS reports state, had
been stealingtthe empty cans through-
SJanuary and the first week of Febru-
Thirty dollars worth of empty pop
cans was reported stolen from the
basement storage area and $48 worth
of.cans are missing from Adams
House.
Law Library copy
machines burglarized
hile dimes are some burglars'
ey of choice, a thief at the Law
Library preferred small bills.
A caller reported to DPS on Friday
that all the copy-card dispenser ma-
chines had been found empty. A dollar
bill'exchanger machine was also found
empty.
, The caller reported $861 missing.
DPS reports that a key from an admin-
istrative office likely was used to gain
access to the machines.
PS was unable to find any finger-
p ts at the scene, but has two possible
suspects.
IM player refuses to
leave Coliseum
Poor sportsmanship led to a trespass-
ing call to DPS early Friday morning.
DPS was called to the Coliseum after a
participant from an intrampral basketball
e refused to leave the building. The
player was apparently fouled and then
kicked out of the game, DPS reports.
The suspect left the area prior to the
arrival of DPS officers.
Nurse threatened at
niversity Hospitals
. 46-year-old man was arrested and
released Saturday night after he pulled
nife on a nurse at the University
l-spitals' emergency room.
After revealing the weapon, the man
fled the hospital by car and was stopped
onast Huron Drive.
Vending machine
broken, burglarized
Three South Quad residents recently
discovered there is no such thing as a
lunch.
vending machine in the residence
hall's basement was broken into some-
time early Friday morning. A caller
reported to DPS that students were tak-
ing food out of the machine.
DPS caught three students taking free
candy from the machine.
Curious caller piques
interest of DPS
* woman called DPS on Saturday
night to ask, "What happens to people
who are drinking and smoking pot in

your hallway?"v
-The caller did not wish to disclose
hei name or location.
DPS discovered the caller's location
at 'Bursley Hall and notified the resi-
dence staff.
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Sam T. Dudek.

GEO planning
end of week vote
on possible strike

By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of the Graduate Employ-
ees Organization are gearing up for the
possibility of a strike.
By the end of
this week, GEO's
steering commit- No one
tee is scheduled to
send ballots to its about ths
members who
will vote on stoppage
whether to strike.
The committee is , IaduatE
scheduled to re-
port the results at instructo
GEO's mass seriously
meeting Feb. 22.
GEO President about it =
Scott Dexter said_
two factors are
increasing the
union's likeli-
hood to stop working: stagnant negotia-
tions at the bargaining table and this
week's issuing of the strike authoriza-
tion vote.
"If the University seems to settle on
a particular position and if that position
is far away from what the (GEO) bar-
gaining team would accept, (that is the)
first indicator ofwork stoppage," Dexter

said.
GEO secretary Sue Sierra said GEO
members have considered striking as a
serious option since December, but a

majority approval
e is eager
work
fbut
D student
rs) are
thinking

was legally neces-
sary to call a
strike.
"Members are
not very happy
now," said Sierra,
coordinator of the
strike authoriza-
tion vote. "We
have signed offori
eight of 37 pro,
posals. I hope we
can sign off on
more soon."
Dexter said
GEO is currently
taking measures
to gauge its mem-
bers' stance on
striking by orga-

SARA STILLMAN/Daily
A cut above the rest
Leon Rutt, a hair stylist at the Arcade Barbers, puts the finishing touches on second-year Medical student Adam
Hassan's haircut yesterday.
erKen Brsto csp*ea
at Michigan Theater tonight

law

!!

- Scott Dexter
GEO president

nizing one-on-one talks with its con-
cerned members and by communicat-
ing with GEO departmental liasons
between the union and the Univer-
sity.
"No one is eager about the work
stoppage, but (graduate student instruc-
tors) are seriously thinking about it,"
Dexter said.

By Melanie Cohen
For the Daily
Ken Burns, an award-winning docu-
mentary filmmaker whose works in-
clude public television's "The Civil
War" and "Baseball," is scheduled to
discuss his works in a free public lec-
ture tonight at the Michigan Theater.
The University's film and video stud-
ies department set up the event with
General Motors Corp., which has been
sponsoring Bums' national lecture se-
ries, "Sharing the American Experi-
ence."
"Burns will talk about his experi-
ence of making documentaries on dif-
ferent aspects of American culture,"
saidFilm and Video Studies Prof.
Margarita Delevago Hurtado.
"(Burns) has expressed great inter-
est in an audience of students. Burns

wants to speak here because he was
raised in Ann Arbor and attended Pio-
neer High School."
Burns' film, "The Civil War," re-
ceived the highest ratings of any series
in PBS history and has won more than
40 major television and film awards,
including two Grammys and two
Emmys.
Other films Burns has made in-
clude "The Statue of Liberty," "Huey
Long," "Brooklyn Bridge," "The
Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to
God," "The Congress: The History
and Promise of Representative Gov-
ernment," "Empire of the Air: The
Men Who Made Radio" and "Thomas
Hart Benton."
Hurtado said Burns is now working
on other documentaries.
"He is just finishing a project on the

If You Go:
When: 7 o'clock tonight
Where: The Michigan Theater, 603
E. Liberty St.
Admission: Free
West which is eight parts," Hurtado
said. "IHe is also working on an episode
about Thomas Jefferson."
Jennifer King, who is in charge of
public relations for Burns' speaking
tour, said Burns' next film will attempt
to integrate a college outreach pro-
gram.
"The West' will be broadcast in the
fall and will have a college education
program that will coincide with it,"
King said. "It will be a web-site based
program making data available to stu-
dents."

Union-friendly Yale profs
consider moving classes

Officials fear 'victims' abuse rights

LANSING (AP) - The state has made it increasingly
easy for victims of domestic abuse or stalking to get
court orders telling the perpetrators to stay away or face
arrest.
Now some court officials and police say the process is
being abused at times.
"I would like to see this for the . -
woman who's battered, ... not as a I wou
ploy to gain custody of children or to
resolve a neighborhood dispute," see this;
Wayne County assistant clerk Betty
Ruud told The Grand Rapids Press in a woman i
story yesterday.
The Legislature passed a number of batered,
bills in 1994 aimed at strengthening
domestic violence laws and making it
safer for victims to leave relationships. Wayne C
One bill required that free, do-it-your-_
self forms be available for those seek-
ing court orders and that such restraining orders become
effective as soon as a judge signed them.
The laws renamed restraining orders as personal protec-
tion orders, requiring they be entered in the Law Enforce-
ment Information Network, a computer system shared by
police agencies.
The number of orders entered on the LEIN went from five
on April I when the laws took effect to 16,306 on Jan. 20,
state police said.
"Courts and police are complaining," said Pamela Creighton

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of the State Court Administrative Office. "What's happen-
ing is that not only are persons being threatened with serious
harm getting them, there are a lot of protective orders being
put on LEIN that are not life-threatening."
Court officials say abuses are present but rare.
Kent County Chief Circuit Judge
Dennis Kolenda said he has had re-
d like to quests from sex criminals about to
leave prison asking tha$ their victims
or the be barred from "harassing" proba-
tion officers over court-ordered coun-
'os seling.
Kolenda said a man sought an order
barring his daughter's ex-boyfriend
- t Ruud from repeating disparaging comments
Betty about her.
unty assistant Personal protection orders can be-
Clerk come a tool in the heat of the moment,
said Frances Homik, Ottawa County
chief deputy clerk.
"Someone gets in an argument, gets a (personal protection
order) and, by gum, they go back together again," she said.
"That's frustrating for us."
Leslie Newman, of the Grand Rapids YWCA Domestic
Crisis Center, said personal protection orders must remain
simple for battered women to obtain them.
Newman suggested standards should be higher for
those seeking help with situations other than domestic
violence.

The Yale Daily News
NEW HAVEN, Conn.-Ifmembers
of Local 34 follow through with their
plans to strike tomorrow, Yale students
may be taking notes in church, listening
to lectures in movie theaters, and ask-
ing questions in professors' homes.
Although Yale officials said they want
all classes to meet at their regularly sched-
uled place and time, some professors
said they will hold classes off campus to
avoid crossing union picket lines.
"I'm supportive of the strikers," his-
tory Prof. John Mack Faragher said of
his decision to move his class off cam-
pus. "Locals 34 and 35 have asked
professors to move their classes off
campus to show solidarity and I will do
that to show my solidarity."
Yale administrators have discouraged
professors and teaching assistants from
relocating classes.
"While I respect the conscientious
views of people who wish to honor the
picket lines, we have taken an obligation
to education here, and we have to think of
our students as well as ourselves," said
Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead.
In a memo sent to faculty members
and other teaching instructors, Provost
Alison Richard, Yale's chief academic
and financial officer, wrote, "Fulfill-
ment of our teaching responsibilities is,
fundamental to our mission, and stu-
dents have a right to expect this obliga-
tion to be fulfilled with the least pos-

sible disruption, following normal prac-
tice as closely as possible."
Richard wrote she "expect(s) that;in
the event of a strike, the faculty will
continue to meet classes on campus,
and in the designated classroom.".
Some professors said they agree with
administrators' views.
"I think (moving classes off campus)
would be an unnecessary disruption to
students," said economics Prof. Philip
Levy said.
Levy said he "certainly paid attention
to what the provost had to say, and that
certainly factored into my decision," but
said he would have decided to keep his
classes on campus regardless.
Other professors said the inconve-
nience to students is outweighed by the
need to avoid choosing sides in the
labor dispute.
Even professors who choose to stay
on campus said they will try to accom-
modate students who do not want to
cross picket lines.
"We certainly won't move off campus
but I'll give my students the option of
meeting in a dormitory room or some
other place without picket lines," said
English Prof. Leslie Brisman.
"I did read the provost letter and felt
an obligation to abide by the principle
laid down there. However, I also feel an
obligation to address the maximum
number of students," Brisman added.
-Distributed by the U- Wire.

- -- -- a

Correction
Gerald Ford's Michigan football number was 48. This was incorrectly reported in Friday's Daily.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

GROUP MEETINGS
U ALIANZA - Latino Organization,
weekly meeting, 764-2837, Trot-
ter House, 1443 Washtenaw
Ave., 7 p.m.
U Amnesty International, meeting
-all welcome, 764-7027, Michi-
gan Union, Welker Room, 7:30
p.m.
Interfaith Student Council, mass
meeting, 668-6734, Michigan
Union, Crofoot Room, 7 p.m.
4 SHARE - Students Helping Ad-
vance Resource Education, 332-
8945, Dana Building, Room
1046, 7 p.m.
0 Undergraduate Law Club, mass
meeting, 213-0311, Michigan
Union, Kuenzel Room, 6:30-7:30

ment, MosherJordan, 7:10-8 p.m.
J "DNA Electrophoresis: Why it
Works," and "The Mackinac
Bridge: A Photo Tour With Brief
Information on Its
Design," Michael Morris and John
Ginther, sponsored by Science
Research Club, Dental Building,
Room G390, 7:30 p.m.
Q "Free Leonard Peltier! Free Mumia
Abu-Jamal! Vigil," sponsored by
Industrial Workers of the World
and Free Mumia Coalition, Fed-
eral Building, Liberty and 5th
Streets, 6-7 p.m.
U "Fund for Public Interest Research
Open Pre-recruitment Session,"
sponsored by Career Planning
and Placement, Michigan Union,
Rnnm 10 7-8 n m.

Trotter House, 7-9 p.m.
Q "Teaching Without Certification,"
sponsored by Career Planning and
Placement, 3200 Student Activi-
ties Building, 5:10-6 p.m.
Q "Touring in Europe: England, Italy, Swit-
zeland, Monaco," Vera Britto, spon-
sored by Ecumenical Campus Center,
Intemational Center, 603 E. Madison,
12 noon
STUDENT SERVICES
Q Campus- Information Centers,
Michigan Union and North Cam-
pus Commons, 763-INFO,
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World Wide Web
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