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arrested for
obbery spree
The Ann Arbor Police Department
reportedthe arrest ofthreeteen-agers in
:connection with at least six area robber-
ies over the past month.
The three youths were arrested Tues-
day and two otherteen-agers were taken
into custody Wednesday.
The AAPD reported that all five of
the teen-agers have been charged with
one count of robbery.
Police officials said one of the teen-
*ers used his father's handgun in the
robberies, but shots were never fired.
Four of the youths are Ann Arbor
Thief invades Hatcher
Graduate Library
An unidentified thiefmade the rounds
Monday at the Harlan Hatcher Gradu-
DPS was called to investigate two
thefts that occurred less than an hour
At 7:20 p.m., a caller notified DPS
that his book bag was taken from a
third-floor study area. The bag con-
tained books, a calculator, a walkman
and tapes.
The caller told DPS that he saw two
people looking into the carrels on the
third floor.
DPS also received a call from a stu-
dent on the sixth floor reporting the
theft of her organizer while she was in
the bathroom. The organizer contained
thevictim's checkbookand credit cards.
$4,000 machine
stolen from East Hall
DPS reports that a large industrial
ize paint compressor valued at $4,000
as taken from abasement closet Mon-
day night at East Hall, formerly known
as East Engineering.
The compressor, that is three feet~
high and about 100 pounds, was carted
out of the building by two men dressed
up as painters.
The manager at the site said he knew
of only one other person that knew
where the compressor was being stored.
#V theft in dorm turns
out to be prank
A prank at South Quad lost its humor
yesterday when DPS showed up to in-
A student at the residence hall called
DPS to report that his television and
stereo were taken from his room.
The property was recovered after DPS
discovered the items were taken as part
*a prank by a friend of the student.
AAPD, DPS investigate
street sign theft
AAPD notified DPS that a campus
street sign had been stolen sometime
yesterday morning.
An employee at the Thompson Street
parking garage notified police when he
saw take the sign to his car.
The automobile is described as awhite
*rysler or Chevrolet with four doors.
Police have a partial license plate
number on the vehicle.

The stolen sign is from Kennedy
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Sam T. Dudek.

meet at
By Kate Glickman
Daily Staff Reporter
Female students and faculty gath-
ered brochures and booklets from vari-
ous organizations' displays yesterday
at a forum for women's resources
sponsored by the Center for the Edu-
cation of Women in the Michigan
The first University forum to bring
all women's groups to one room, the
event called together leaders from 28
organizations who may not have met
"Because U-M is so decentralized,
.this is an opportunity to come to-
gether, to meet one another," said
Lynne Dumas, program director of
Groups in attendance included the
Affirmative Action Office, Services
for Students with Disabilities, the Aca-
demic Woman's Caucus, Nurse-Mid-
wifery Services and Third Wave
Magazine, among others.
Dumas, who organized the forum,
said finding the organizations who
took part was "a search, a real
search." She said CEW sent out a
brochure advertising the event and
was surprised when other organiza-
tions began to contact her because
they were interested in participat-
Working at the event allowed mem-
bers of organizations to recognize
groups with similar goals.
"Half of these groups, lIdidn't know
were on campus," said LSA sopho-
more Giselle Wasfie, who worked the
Third Wave booth.
Third Wave, a feminist magazine,
attracted a few new writers and edi-
tors due to the exposure in yesterday's
When groups learn about all the
resources available, they can better
instruct members about what else is

GM, UAW to end
17-day strike today

Members of the United Auto Work-
ers at two Ohio brake factories plan to
ratify an agreement today to end a 17-
day strike that brought General Motors
Corp.'s production facilities across the
nation to a standstill.
Neither side issued details of the
agreement. But, if the agreement is
ratified, workers could be back on the
job as early as
The walkout I don 'I
by United Auto
Workers Local
696, employed an o er
at GM's Delphi how mud~
Chassis plants in
Dayton, Ohio, our little
began March 5
over the issue of plants ha
"outsourci ng,"
GM's purchase_
of parts from
outside suppli-
ers to cut labor costs.
The union struck the plants two
years ago over the same issue. While
GM contends it needs the outsourcing
option to remain competitive, the
union views the practice as a job-
"The strike was about outsourcing,
about sending our jobs to Mexico or to
outside small (U.S.) companies paying
$6 or $7 an hour," Howard Lowe, a
union millwright atone ofthe two brake
factories, said in a telephone interview
yesterday. Lowe said he makes about
$20 an hour and receives benefits that
include health insurance and a pension
Early in the strike, Delphi plant
spokesperson Jim Hagedon said, "The


union believes that if it's GM busi-
ness, then it belongs to GM's union-
ized workers. But the world has
changed, and at GM we have to com-
pete with outside suppliers."
Analysts estimatedthat GM, which
accounts for 1 percent of the nation's
economic output, could have lost as
much as $50 million a day.
The two Dayton plants supply
about 90 percent
of the anti-lock
think brakesand parts
such as linings
alized and boosters
that are used in
power GM's cars and
rake *. In an era of
fit manufacturing
techniques that
Howard Lowe keep inventory
UAW member at a minimum,
the huge auto-
makers' production facilities quickly
ran out of the brakes and parts.
By the end of the strike's second
week, GM had shut down 26 of its 29
production facilities in the United
States, Canada and Mexico.
By yesterday, the company had
laid off 177,375 of its 250,000 em-
The ripple effect on the hundreds of
GM-dependent businesses, including
suppliers and transportation compa-
nies, has yet to be tallied.
Some workers were taken aback by
the strike's effect.
"I don't think anyone realized how
much power our little brake plants
had," Lowe said. "That really sur-
prised everyone."

Publishers of the Ann Arbor-based HUES magazine answer questions yesterday at
the Michigan League.

available, Social Work graduate stu-
dent Beth Harrison said.
"One group may be an entry point to
another," said Harrison, who worked
the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual booth.
"I think it (the forum) makes women
feel supported, gives them networks,"
said Mary White, newcomers chair of
the Faculty Women's Club.
Attendees also got a chance to sug-
gest improvements to current pro-
Tiphanie Crane, an intern at the De-
partment of Recreational Sports, said
people recommended their program
offer child care for participants.
Colleen Murphy, a research engi-

neer in the physics department, said
she often feels isolated as one of the
only women in her department, and
came to the forum to see what re-
sources were available.
"There's a lot of good information
here that is hard to get in other places,"
she said.
Those who came around 1 p.m.
heard the Women's Choral Ensemble
from Michigan State University sing
a choral piece called "Sophie's Sis-
ters," celebrating older women's wis-
dom that was composed by Marjan
"It's a really positive atmosphere,"
Wasfie said.

State House Speaker
won't seek re-election

U' students plan to runin Alaska
rmarathon to raise charity money

By Carissa Van Heest
Daily Staff Reporter
Under the blazing midnight solar rays
in Anchorage, Alaska, during the sum-
mer solstice on June 22, University
students Catherine Donkers, Scott
Glickman, Beth Haas and David Parfitt
will participate in the Mayor's Mid-
night Sun Marathon to benefit the Leu-
kemia Society of America.
"It is something that I am looking
very much forward to," said Glickman,
an exercise-physiology doctoral student.
Donkers and Glickman, as part of the
Leukemia Society's Team-In-Training
Program, must each raise $3,500 for the
organization to be eligible to run in the
26.2-mile race.
The money raised will go directly to
the Leukemia Society of America, who
will use it for research, patient aid,
public and professional education, and
community service, said Donkers, an
Engineering senior.
"Since I am in school, it is really
difficult to findtimeto raise the money,"
Donkers said. "I hope I raise enough to

In addition to asking friends and fam-
ily for donations, Donkers has talked to
local Catholic high schools about spon-
soring a "casual day" in which students
who donate $1 do not have to wear their
usual uniform to school.
"I have to do a lot of different fund-
raising methods," Donkers said.
Glickman has also been busy trying
to secure funds.
"I have found that people whose
lives have been personally affected
give more," Glickman said.
The Leukemia Society of America
has held the Team-In-Training Program
for several years, and they feel it has
been quite successful, said Sue Kearney,
a representative for the organization.
"The money raised is just wonder-
ful," Kearney said. "It is one of the
most rewarding experiences the
marathoners will ever have."
The society incorporates its program
into several established marathons, in-
cludingones in Honolulu, San Francisco,
Bermuda, Detroit and Anchorage.

The partici pants run in honor of some-
one who has leukemia or in memory of
someone who has died of the disease,
and wear hospital bracelets during the
run bearing the person's name.
"The patients are an inspiration,"
Kearney said.
The Leukemia Society matched
Donkers up to run with a leukemia
patient from Michigan.
Glickman will dedicate his run to the
memory of his cousin, who died of the
disease eight years ago, and also to a
current leukemia patient.
The Leukemia Society provides train-
ers for any of the members who wish to
improve their techniques and train un-
der professional guidance.
"It makes good sense that they pro-
vide fitness professionals since there
will be many first-time marathoners
and a large number of people walking
it," Glickman said.
Anyone wishing to donate monev
to this cause can contact Catherine
Donkers at 420-2713 or Scott Glickman
at 668-1671.
years agoy
' in the Daily
"Police report seeing mysterious
objects at Dexter Swamp.
"A fiddler in the swamp attempted
to bring flying saucers to earth with
music yesterday morning, but his
efforts were in vain.
"The fiddler was one of several
college students who descended in
carloads on the farm of Frank Man-
ner after the latter had reported sight-
ing an unidentifiable slying object
Sunday night...
"Washetenaw County officials
have now called in the Defense
Deparment and the Air Force for
help in discovering just what it is all

LANSING (AP) - House Speaker
Paul Hillegonds, the quiet but effective
leader who capped his career by putting
Republicans in control of the House for
the first time in 26 years, said yesterday
that he's stepping down.
The Holland Republican, House GOP
leader for the past decade, said he will
not run for re-election to the southwest
Michigan district he's represented since
"The reasons for my departure at
the end of this year are entirely per-
sonal," Hillegonds said. "I can tell
you this decision has not come easily,
but I have reached it with profound
appreciation for what has been a very
special journey of hopes and dreams
come true."
Citing the toll his position as a law-
maker and leader have taken on his
family, Hillegonds said he was leaving
to make sure he would not miss devel-
opments in the lives of his children
"who grow so fast and will be gone so
Hillegonds and his second wife,
Nancy, have two children, 6-year-old
Sarah and 3-year-old Michael.
Hillegonds toiled for years in the
shadow of Democratic House speakers
who often showed little willingness to
work with the GOP minority.
But he refused to let go of his dream
of one day putting Republicans in con-
trol. Republicans won enough seats in
1992 to split the House 55-55, and

Hillegonds spent two years serving as
co-speaker with now-Minority Leader
Curtis Hertel.
Hillegonds became the speaker out-
right in 1995 after Republicans gained
a 56-54 majority in the 1994 elections.
He said his proudest accomplishment
in the Legislature was overseeing the
rise of Republicans from a reactive
minority in the House to an agenda-
setting majority.
"I have always viewed the position as
a means to ends I and my colleagues
have wanted to accomplish," he said,
ticking off sweeping changes in public
school financing, welfare and tax policy
the Legislature has enacted under his
A lawyer, Hillegonds had been ru-
mored to have an interest in a seat on the
Michigan Supreme Court or an even-
tual run for governor. But he insisted
yesterday he has not settled on a new
career and suggested teaching was one
"I do not know where I will be next
January," he said.
His chances of running for the Su-
preme Court were curtailed somewhat
on yesterday, when Michigan Supreme
Court Chief Justice James Brickley an-
nounced he would run again.
Hillegonds said he had encouraged
Brickley to seek re-election, but admit-
ted Brickley's decision made it a "dis-
tant option" that he would pursue the
court's other available seat.

What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY CCRB, Room 2275, 6-7 p.m. Hillel, Hillel, 1429 Hill Street,
nQ "Tax Workshop for International 7:30 p.m.
L "Admissions Deans' Panel Discus- Students," sponsored by Interna- Q "Ann Arbor Independent Film-
slon," sponsored by Career Plan- tional Center, International Cen- makers Forum," Espresso
ning and Placement, Michigan ter, Room 9, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Royale, 214 S. Main Street,
Union Ballroom, 2:10 p.m. iQ Taekwondo Club, beginners and 7:30 p.m.
L "Christian Evidences - SomethIng other new members welcome, Q "Ballroom Dance Classes," spon-
Is Out There," sponsored by Stu- 747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275, sored by Ballroom Dance Club,
dents in Christ, Modern Language 7-8:30 p.m. Michigan Union, Pendleton
Building, Room 8-110, 7:30 p.m. Room, 7 and 7:45 p.m. for be-
Q "Discussion of1996Elections with SATURDAY ginning lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance
Joe Fitzsimmons," sponsored by p BakSu etSu mt-O e Cractice
College Republicans, Michigan "Black Student Summit - Open Christian Evidences - The First
League, 7 p.m. Forums," sponsored by Multi- Cause," sponsored by Ann Ar-
Q "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," Ethnic Student Affairs / Office bor Church of Christ, Ann Arbor
sponsored by Korean Campus of Academic Multicultural Ini- Church of Christ, 530 W. Sta-
Crusade for Christ, Angell Hall, tiatives African American Pro- dium, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Auditorium B, 7 p.m. gramming Task Force, East Q "Elegance - Ardor and Passion,"
Q "For Peace, Love, and Democ- Hall, Room 1324, 11 a.m. sponsored by St. Paul's Epis-
racy - Guarding Taiwan's De- Q "Christian Evidence - Dragons copal Church, St. Paul's Epis-
mocracy Against China's Mii- and Dinosaurs," sponsored by copal Church, 711 S. Saginaw
tary Threat," candlelight vigil, Students in Christ, Michigan Street 4:30 p.m.
Diag, 8 p.m. Union, Pond Room, 7:30 p.m. L)"Japan Culture Festival," spon-
Q "International Friendship Hour: Q Christian Evidences - The Re- sored by Japan Student Asso-
Native American Storytelling," liability of the Bible, spon- ciation, Michigan Union Ball-
sponsored by International Cen- sored by Students in Christ, room, 12 noon
ter, Michigan League, Koessler Michigan Union, Pond Room, L "MSA Candidates Debate," spon-
Room, 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. sored by College Democrats,
"IAA1 Ch. i ..r-.... es.." Q "Israeli Culture Party," spon- ....l.e t. -


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