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The Michigan Daily - Friday February 23, 1996 - 5

Swastikas found
in Angell Hall
At least two swastikas were found
drawn in red marker on the landing
lls ofthe northeast stairwell ofAngell
Pall on Monday.
DPS officers requested that the graf-
fiti be painted over by the University's
paint shop.
Police report no suspects in their in-
vestigation of who drew the swastikas.
In related news, graffiti was also dis-
covered in a men's restroom in West
Hall and at a parking structure on Thayer
The latter was described as "gang"
affiti by DPS reports. No description
wasyavailable concerning the graffiti in
West Hall other than it was drawn in
String of thefts at
School of Dentistry
Five separate larcenies occurred at
* Dental School over the weekend.
The stolen items include two hard
drives, a computer, a camera and a
Yashida Dental Eye camera.
Maintenance staff reported Tuesday
that the master key for the Dental School
building was missing from a mainte-
nance cart and that it was taken some-
time during the weekend. The missing
key is "possibly connected to several
larcenies from the building," DPS of-
ers said.
Peeper stalks East
Quad yesterday
A man was "scoping out" open rooms
in East Quad early yesterday morning
until DPS officers issued him a tres-
passing ticket and escorted him from
the scene.'
.hThe man, who was not a University
'Iudent, was of medium build and had
dark hair. He was wearing a white T-
shirt and black pants.
Man arrested at
undergrad library
Shapiro Undergraduate Library staff
quickly summoned police when they
a man guzzling a 40-ounce bottle
o eer in the east atrium of the library
DPS officers arrived on the seine
and, after checking the man's identifi-
cation, discovered he had a bench war-
rant from the Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment out for his arrest for open intoxi-
The man was taken into custody and
transported to the AAPD's detainment
$1,140 in items
stolen from NCRB
A stolen backpack or school bag from
the North Campus Recreation Building
or the Central Campus Recreation
Building is nothing rare as numerous
reports are filed each week.
n Tuesday, however, a black back-
k containing items worth more than
$1,000 was stolen from a locker in the

The items inside the backpack in-
cluded a Hewlett-Packard Scientific
Calculator ($350), a Seiko Watch
($340), a pair of sunglasses ($300) and
a Sharp Electronic Planner ($150). The
total value, not including the backpack
itself, amounts to $1,140.
The theft occurred sometime between
7 and 7:30 p.m.
DPS reports indicate that there were
two potential witnesses to the theft who
said they saw three young men in the
area at the time of the incident.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Lenny Feller.

Phone home
Eldra Walker, an Engineering first-year student from Detroit, makes calls as part of the Ambassador Student Phone Call Out program.
Students call high school seniors from their home state who have been accepted to the University to offer congratulations and extend an
invitation to attend school in Ann Arbor. The program celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday.
PhsitingMD S
they wil tl hrg oate

soliCit student
opinion mpol
By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
What do the lettersMSA stand for? What should the
Michigan Student Assembly's involvement be with the Code,
rape prevention and tuition costs?
Students' answers to these questions may "be the frame-
work for MSA's agenda for several months from now," said
LSA Rep. Jonathan Winick.
Within the next few weeks, MSA plans to distribute a
survey, written by Winick, including questions about stu-
dents' knowledge and opinions of the assembly and the
University. This survey is the
first of its kind, Winick said.
"I always felt that MSA Survey
should do a better job of find- The Michigan Student
ing what students want," Assembly plans to
Winick said. distribute a survey to
The poll will identify stu- measure student
dents by race, gender, year, impressions of the
school and in/out-of-state sta- University and the
tus and pose questions about assembly.
students' impressions of the
assembly, general knowledge MSA wants to know:
of the University and opin- Do you approve or
ions on MSA's involvement disapprove of MSA
with various national, state paies?
and campus issues. Students Should MSA work to
will also have the opportunity solve problems
to respond to several write-in concerning:
questions at the end of the The Code
survey. Cost of tuition
LSA Rep. Olga Savic, Com- Health Care
municationsCommittee chair, Race/Ethnic issues
said answersto questions such Alcohol abuse
as "Who is the current presi-
dent of ASA?" and "What do Who is the current
the letters, MSA, stand for?" president of the
will help the assembly assess University?
its prominence on campus.
"It tells us what they al-
ready know about MSA ...
that's something we need to know," Savic said.
"If only 2 percent of the student body knows what 'MSA'
stands for, that's not a good thing," Winick said.
MSA President Flint Wainess warned that although "the
survey can tell about how students perceive (MSA)," the
assembly must not take it too seriously.
"There's a danger of becoming an opinion poll body," he
Winick said-the survey will be distributed to 600 students
by e-mail. The remainer of the 1,000 names obtained from
the registrar's office may be utilized if the assembly does not
receive enough responses, or if the respondents are not
representative of the general student body.
"I don't expect a lot of people to respond by e-mail - it's
a lot of questions," Winick said. "So we'll have to do some
Winick said he plans to set up a phone bank with MSA
volunteers to collect additional responses.
The assembly has attempted to "increase MSA's visibil-
ity" on campus in other ways this year, Savic said.
The Communications Committee holds periodic "tablings"
in the fishbowl at Angel Hall and on North Campus, chatting
with constituents and selling bagels and coffee.

Companies plan to appeal
circuit court decision, cite
copyright laws as reason
for ignoring court order.
By Sam T. Dudek
Daily Staff Reporter
The publishers that lost their court case
against Michigan Document Services have
decided to fight back.
On Feb. 12, the Sixth Circuit Court of Ap-
peals ruled that MDS did not have to pay
copyright fees to Princeton University Press,
Macmillan Inc. and St. Martin's Press Inc. The
ruling cited the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976
that says copyrighted material may be dupli-
cated without permission or fee when used for
educational purposes.
The Association of American Publishers,
an organization that includes the three pub-
lishers, said it plans to appeal the circuit court
"The decision does not change the law,"
said AAP spokesperson Carol Risher. "We

still believe the law requires permission to be
MDS attorneys Susan Kornfield and Lydia
Pallas Loren said AAP has two legal options.
AAP could seek another hearing in the Sixth
Circuit Court, or it may ask the U.S. Supreme
Court to hear the case.
Kornfield said she doubted either court will
rehear the case.
"it is unlikely it will be heard again," she
said. "It was a well-written opinion by well-
respected judges."
David Kaye, senior vice president and gen-
eral counsel for St. Martin's Press, disagreed.
"Even smart judges render very silly deci-
sions," Kaye said. "A decision as ridiculous as
this will never stand."
The circuit court overturned an earlier deci-
sion that ruled in favor of AAP. The battle
began in 1993 when the three companies sued
MDS for duplicating their copyrighted works
without paying any royalties or fees.
Jim Smith, owner of MDS, said publishers
ignore U.S. law when they insist on collecting
fees from coursepack makers.

"The AAP refuses to respect the copyright
law," Smith said. "They're trying to steal our
Kornfield said AAP's insistence to continue
collecting fees was "consistent with their ter-
rorist tactics."
"The United States Department of Justice
should look into their actions," Kornfield said.
In a written statement released last week,
AAP President Nicholas Veliotes urged com-
panies like MDS to continue paying royal-
"Respect for property ofall kinds, including
intellectual property, is a basic principle of the
American economic system," Veliotes said.
"It would be a mistake for the academic com-
munity to move away from its respect for
copyright in the creation of coursepacks."
The AAP president said his organization
does not plan to step down from its policy of
collecting royalties for copyrighted works.
"Publishers will continue to protect their
copyrights and to take whatever steps are nec-
essary to enforce that protection," Veliotes

Student photographer
wins national acdlaim

years ago
in the Daily

By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Stephanie Grace Lim, a School of
Art senior and photographer for The
Michigan Daily, was announced
Wednesday as the second-place winner
in a competition sponsored by
Photographer's Forum magazine. Lim's
entry was one of 18,500 submitted.
"What I've been focusing on for the
last couple semesters is being a mem-
ber of the first generation Asian com-
munity," Lim said.
She said her work is a representation
of what it feels like to be a member ofan
ethnic group steeped in tradition and
"In our own culture, we're supposed
to be quiet and smart, and go on to be
doctors," Lim said. "I'm trying to break
those boundaries from within."
The prize-winning work has several
layers ofrice paper with Chinese callig-
raphy written on it. In the middle of the

piece is a small, torn hole with Lim's
picture painted white like a Geisha, the
ideal, subservient woman in Lim's tra-
ditional culture. The
white paint is crack-
ing, symbolizing
Lim's disillusion
with some aspects of
her culture.
"When my dads
saw it, he was y
speechless," Lim ;
said. "It really meant
something to him."
Lim said she Lim
would like to shoot
fashion photos or some day work for
National Geographic Magazine.
Lim's work is on display in the art
lounge in the Michigan Union. It will
also be pictured in May's edition of
Photographer's Forum Magazine and
in a book titled "The Best of College

... The stirring lines fHail, Hail
to Michigan; the Champions of the
West,' will reverberate across the
state forevermore, if Sen. Charles S.
Blondy gets his way.
"Blondy, a Democrat from De-
troit, want to make the University of
Michigan fight song 'The Victors'
the official state song of Michigan.
"The senator acknowledged that
his bill will not be greeted warmly
by alumni or faculty at Michigan
State University...
"But it's athrilling, inspiring song
and that's what we need for an offi-
cial state song,' he said."
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What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

Q "How Does the Dynamic Space
Environment Affect Our Tech-
nologies in Space and on the
Ground," Dr. Louis Lanzerotti,
sponsored by Deaprtment of
Atmospheric, Oceanic and
Space Sciences, Francis Xavier
Bagnoud Building, Boeing Audi-
torium, 3 p.m.
U "international Friendship Hour,"
sponsored by International Cen-
ter, Michigan League, Koessler
Room, 4-6 p.m.

tional Center, Room 9, 2 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, begin-
ners welcome, 994-3620, CCRB,
Room 2275, 6-7 p.m.
Q Taekwondo Club, beginners and
other new members welcome,
747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275,
7-8:30 p.m.
Q "Kiwanis Rummage Sale," spon-
sored by Kiwanis Club of Ann
Arbor, Kiwanis Activity Center,
corner of Washington and First

Reformed Church, 1717 Broad-
way, potluck 5:45 p.m.; meet-
ing 7 p.m.
J "Ann Arbor independent Filmmak-
ers Forum," sponsored by The
Detroit Filmmakers Coalition,
Espresso Royale Caffe on Main
Street, 7:30 p.m.
J "Ballroom Dance Classes," spon-
sored by Ballroom Dance Club,
Michigan Union Ballroom, 7 p.m.
beginning lesson, 8 p.m. dance





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