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F c
eon captured
t gelHallAlI
During a routine property check in
11 Hall early Tuesday morning, a
artment of Public Safety security
fficer captured a man who had a war-
ant out for assault with a deadly
ealon.
A he walked through the Angell Hall
asetnent, the security officer found the
3-year-old man in Room G125. The
ffic'r asked the man for identification
nd then ran a warrant check on him.
DPS reports indicate that the check
aamp back positive for an outstanding
f y warrant for assault with a deadly '
eapon, issued by the Washtenaw
ounty Sherriff's Department. The
arant specified statewide pickup,
meating that the man should immedi-
tely be taken into custody. ,.y. >
Txe officer took the man into custody ..;...
and he was "conveyed to 1239 Kipke
(DPS headquarters), where he was
icked up by WCSD and lodged," DPS
o ials said.
Ring stolen from Bangladesh poet Taslima Nasrin recites poems in both English and Bengali at Rackh
Union bookstore
A ring valued at $300 was stolen
from a display of class rings set up
outside the Michigan Union bookstore.
The ring was stolen Monday afternoon _
but the only suspect in the case was
released when police were unable to
findthe ring in his possession,
cording to bookstore staff,the sus- By Heather Miller a death threat.
a46-year-oldman wearing apurple Daily Staff Reporter In 1994, she left B
capanda full-length dark blue orpurple At the start of the decade, Muslim fundamentalists from life," Nasrin said i
coat, was the last person seen handlg Bangladesh destroyed 400-year-old Hindu temples in India Berlin.
the g miutes before it was discov- and tortured Hindus for their religious differences. These In her speech la
ered missing. d injustices prompted Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladesh physician Emotions Public,"
D S reports indicate that shortly af- and author, to publish "Lajja" ("Shame"). death, love and reje
ter, police located the suspect still In 1993, Bangladesh's government_
inside the Union and searched him. banned the book.
When the ring was not found in his "I felt ashamed for my country," I felt aa ed
possession, they were forced to release Nasrin said. "My anger explodes
1 The man was issued a trespassing tforouh my pen." f my country. ,
ti et and escorted from the building. th asrin okeatacha Amphi- My an"er "
thaeri lstonight as the introductory -ya g r explodes
String of thefts at speaker ofatwo-day conference titled n
Mott Hospital "Unruly Emotions, Disorderly Con- t
Two hundred dollars in cash was duct," sponsored by the University's - Taslima Nasrin
reported stolen from a locked cabinet in Institute for the Humanities. Bangladesh poet
Mot Children's Hospital on Monday. "Taslima Nasrin is a natural part of
Mott the conference," said Elizabeth
The cabinet from which the money Woodford, fellows coordinator for the Institute. "She's shown "I do not consider
was taken sits on the seventh level of a lot of courage to speak out against injustice." said. "I do not wan
ofthe Pediatric Cardiology surgery The government of Bangladesh wanted to imprison Nasrinconclude
"iof the hospital. Nasrin for her views on religious oppression and women's her poetry. Her poe
"Suspicious circumstances surround liberation, which she expressed in her novels, essays and sion and torture ofxw
the theft, DPS reported. In fact, there poetry. each other "in the n
have been three similar thefts from the Nasrin said the government wants to keep a patriarchal She read her fina
same area sice Dec. 1 of last year. society. a standing ovation
"They live in a backward society," she said in an interview Nasrin said she h
pg with The Michigan Daily. Fled two years ago.
Schembechler Hall Nasrin said a fundamentalist group once issued a fatwa, or "Ifthe situation in
A slim man, wearing a white cape religious punishment, against her. In her case, this included would like to go ba
carrying a metal pipe, was reported
tDPS astbeing disorderly in Newser strikers break
Schembchler Hall on Tuesday.N
Police found no warrants out on the
34-year-old man and he was escorted
proise ofno violence
from the building. promses of
Crane stolen from
Caneo stolen from DETROIT (AP)- The six unions on people attempting to cross the picket
automotive lab strike against Detroit's daily newspapers line and attempting to go to work."
An engine crane, estimated to be broke an agreement not to engage in vio- Roger Kerson, spokesperson for the
worth $2,000, was reported stolen Mon- lence or other illegal activity on the picket Metropolitan Council of Newspaper
from the Walter E. Lay Automotive linesand have been interferingwith people Unions,said Schaub'sfindingwas"un-
L~b ,reporting to work, the National Labor Re- fair and unfounded."
DPS officials report no suspects in lations Board said yesterday. "We look forward to our day in court,"
their investigation. William Schaub Jr., NLRB regional he said. He declined other comment.
The crane was last seen sometime director, said that as a result he was Tim Kelleher, Detroit Newspapers

prior to Christmas Day. setting aside last month's agreement senior vice president for labor rela-
and plans to issue an unfair labor prac- tions, said the agency would seek an
More people found tice complaint against the unions. injunction from the full board. He said
. . .He said lie wouldschedule a trial on the the problems with the unions have been
sleeping in buildings complaint. sporadic, but he believed they "wan-
Following last week's discovery of a Schaub said Detroit Newspapers, the tonly and willfully" ignored the agree-
i found sleeping in an Angell Hall agency that runs business operations of ment.
bathroom, two men were found asleep the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Free Press Publisher Heath Meriwether
in the first-floor auditorium of Lorch News, complained the six striking unions said he hoped the finding would pressure
Hall on Tuesday night. were ignoring the agreement announced the unions to change some tactics.
Neither man stirred when the indi- Jan. 12. "1 think it's deplorable that the unions,
vidual who called DPS turned on the He said his subsequent investigation only days afterthey said they would stop,
auditorium lights, DPS reports say. found "that the unions had engaged in have been found to be doing the very
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter blocking full ingress and egress, and thing that they said they wouldn't," he
Lenny Feller. (used) star nails, and were intimidating said.
orrection
Lalo Lopez was a member of Pocho Productions Comedy Duo. This was incorrectly reported in Wednesday's Daily
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY
Kalamazoo Room, 1-3 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
"Cheap U.S. Travel," sponsored by j "Public Observing J "Work in Germany," sponsored by
International Center, International Night," sponsored by Student As- International Center and Germanic
Center, Room 9, 3 p.m. tronomical Society, Angell Hall, Languages, Modern Languages
U "International Friendship Hours," fifth floor, 8-10 p.m. Building, third floor commons, 4-
sponsored by International Cen- J "Raoul Wallenberg 5:50 p.m.
ter, Michigan League, Koessler Lecture," Vincent Scully, spon-
Room, 4-6 p.m. sored by College of Architecture SATURDAY
0 "Kiwanis Club Holds 69th Annual and Urban Planning, Rackham J "Concert of Prayer," sponsored

The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 9, 1996 - 5
'U' wins College
Bowl national
championship title

WALKER VAN DYKE/Daily

am Amphitheater.

By Bonnie Wang
For the Daily
With a 400-280 victory against
Maryland, one of the University's
College Bowl teams won its first ma-
jor national championship title last
weekend at the University ofPennsyl-
vania Tournament.
The 64-team tournament, also known
as the Penn Bowl, is the largest and
most competitive intercollegiate tour-
nament in the nation. The competition
follows a format similarto that of"Jeop-
ardy!," the familiar television game
show.
Each team of four players answers
questions pertaining to a variety of top-
ics, including science, literature, cur-
rent events, sports and pop culture.
"They are written to reward depth of
knowledge, notjustquick response," said
team captain David Frazee.
The winningteam, consistingofFrazee,
Darren Roulstone, Benoy Chacko and
Ravin Garg, finished the preliminaries
tied for the best record in the tournament
at 14-1.
In the first round ofthe playoffs against
Virginia, Michigan pulled a close vic-
tory. Down 110 points in the second half,
the team cut the point deficit to five with
a minute left, before managing a435-340
win with the final three tossup questions.
The teamthen defeated Western Michi-
gan in the quarterfinals, 370-190.
The biggest match in the competition
was in the semifinals against undefeated
Harvard. The 390-195 score was a tre-
mendous boost to the entire team's confi-
dence, Frazee said.
"Itwasabigthingnotonly because we
beat Harvard, but also because we won

by a lot," he said.
Michigan then handed Maryland a'
400-280 defeat in the finals, claiming-
the school's first national college bowl
title.
Since the University's firstparticipa-
tion in national tournaments in 1978,
Michigan has never done better than
second at the 1993 College Bowl Na-
tional Championship Tournament and
third at the 1995 Nationals.
"It was a big break for us because we'
finally won one of the top three tourna-
ments," said Joseph Saul, president of
Michigan Academic Competitions.
The University also had three other
teams at the Penn Bowl, all of which "
performed well, Frazee said.
"Together, the four teams combined
for 49 wins and only 16 losses - the
best single school performance in the
tournament's history," he said.
The College Bowl program is spon-
sored by Michigan Academic Compe-y
titions, a student-run committee affili-.
atedwith the University Activities Cen-
ter.
The University has the largest pro-
gram in the country, with 72 teams.
participating at intercollegiate tourna-,
ments throughout the nation.
Members of the team have high hopes
for upcoming competitions and "feel
that (they) can win at others this year
too," Garg said in a written statement..
The 1996 College Bowl Regional
Championship is next on the schedule:
It will be held at the Michigan Union
during the weekend of Feb. 24-25.
The varsity team members are Frazee,
Chacko, Garg, Jay Rhee and Michelle
LaLonde.

~aks at
emotions
Bangladesh. "I fled to Sweden to save my
in the interview. Nasrin now resides in
ast night, titled "I Make Most of My
Nasrin described her emotions about
ction, as well as the injustices occurring
in her native country
Emotions, she said, are "one of the
universal instincts of human beings."
"The question is, can people be emo-
tional and rational at the same time."
Nasrin said the actions of the funda-
mentalists in Bangladesh are purely
emotional, and their passions are me-
chanical and "devoid of reason."
"They are the slaves of a machine
ruled by religion," she said.
She said it is wrong for people to react
on emotions alone.
r mysel f a machine devoid of reason," she
t to be mechanical."
d the presentation by reading selections of
ms relate to her anger about the oppres-
Nomen, and her anger about people killing
name of religion."
0 poem in Bengali and the crowd gave her
upon its conclusion.
has not returned to Bangladesh since she
mproves (in Bangladesh)," Nasrin said. "I
ack.

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