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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 26; 1996 - 3

Thief steals bus,
hits parked car
An unidentified man was spotted
aving the scene of an accident be-
tween a University bus and a parked car
yesterday morning.
Department of Public Safety officers
were called to a parking lot on East
Stadium Boulevard to investigate the
The bus was apparently stolen, but
the thief fled after striking a University
vehicle that was parked in the lot.
The Michigan State Police were
lledto help search for the subject who
ed by foot. Tracking dogs followed
the thief's trail but eventually lost the
DPS describes the subject as a man
with a thin build and dark shaggy
Traffic accident leads
to threats
4 A minor crash between two cars al-
most led to a major clash between two
people Thursday night.
DPS received a call from a woman at
Wolverine Tower claiming a man threat-
ened to shoot her after a minor accident
in the building's parking lot.
DPS officers followed the suspect's
vehicle east on Eisenhower Parkway to
a parking lot on South Industrial High-
The subject, a 28-year-old man, was
n parole for a previous offense.
DPS reported he was taken into cus-
tody for illegal possession of a weapon
- a knife - and possession of mari-
juana. Both offenses were in violation
of his parole.
Pedestrian struck by
A student was hit by an automobile
aturday as she was crossing Observa-
tory Street. The victim was struck by a
Jeep that was traveling on the campus
Ann Arbor Police Department offic-
ers and Huron Valley Ambulance were
called to the scene but did not transport
the victim or suspect from the area.
The victim told officers she would
seek medical treatment on her own and
ihe driver of the Jeep was cited for
areless driving.
Prankster damages
South Quad door
With April Fool's Day less than a
week away, one prankster struck early
with damaging effects.
A resident of South Quad called DPS
Saturday to report the lock to his room
ad been glued, which prevented him
om locking his room.
Fireworks light up
North Campus sky
While some students prepared for
April Fool's Day, others were looking
ahead to Independence Day.
The occupants of a car driving on
North Campus were reportedly firing
"roman candles" out of the vehicle's
indows, DPS reported.
DPS was notified of the car's license

plate number from an eyewitness and
have identified the culprits.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Sam T. Dudek.

books at
By Stephanie Jo Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
Bill Bradley likes to tell stories.
On tour with his latest book, "Time
Present, Time Past: A Memoir," the
Democratic New Jersey senator told
The Michigan Daily yesterday that even
as he steps down from public office, he
hopes his tales will resonate with voters
and spur them to action.
As he reclined in a rolling chair in a
back room of Borders Books and Music,
Bradley said his three terms of public
service started him working on impor-
tant issues of the day, including cam-
paign finance reform and combating rac-
ism. He said the work can unfortunately
not be finished by anyone in office.
"One of the reasons I'm leaving the
Senate is because there are things I want
to do in the public interest that I can't do
and remain a conscientious senator of
the people of New Jersey," he said.
"When you are senator it is very time
consuming ... you don't have time to do
other things, such as energizing move-
ments to take money out of politics.
"You don't get anything done in Sen-
ate with a slogan - you don't pass
major reform," he added. "Giving up
power is sometimes power."
The tall, former center for the New
York Knicks said his desire for social
change could take him to the White
House in the future.
"I might run for president some time,
yeah," Bradley said with a smile. "I
think that the presidency is the most
important elected office in the world.
"I think leadership is very important in
thecountry. I think leadership is not some-
thing you do to people, like fixing their

Film opens week-
long conference
on Holocaust

By Christopher Wan
Daily Staff Reporter
Six Jewish survivors of the Holo-
caust stirred emotions as they related
their stories in the film "Hidden Chil-
dren;" screened yesterday at Hillel.
"Hidden children" had to hide their
Jewish heritage and pretend tobe Catho-
lics to escape persecution during WWI 1.
The film depicts these survivors' in-
dividual searches for their identities
and the aftermath of children who grew
up believing they were someone else.
The screening of "Hidden Children"
marks the first of a series of events in
the 17th Annual Conference on the
Holocaust sponsored by Hillel from
March 25-31.
"We try to take a blend of media and
different types of Holocaust-inspired and
Holocaust-related programs and events,"
said Marni Holtzman, conference chair.

ward its history.
A 24-hour Memorial of Names will
commence at noon on the Diag tomor-
row. Names of the Holocaust victims
will be read by volunteer student groups,
University officials and community
Germanic Languages Prof. Ton Broos
will give an insightful view of "The
Life and Diary of Anne Frank" tomor-
row at Hillel.
This presentation will be held in con-
junction with "The Anne Frank Story,"
an exhibition held at Hillel that features
photos of Anne Frank's family and en-
vironment during the Holocaust.
On Thursday, a panel of four speak-
ers will discuss the reasons for remem-
bering the Holocaust at Hillel.
One of the speakers, Prof. Hank
Greenspan said, "It would be a horrific
world if we did not remember. We
remember to remain human and we

Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) signs copies of his new book, "Time Present, Time Past:
A Memoir," yesterday at Borders Books and Music.

teeth - it's what unlocks our potential ."
Between bites of a ham-and-swiss
croissant; Bradley noted the difficulty
of maintaining privacy while still apub-
lic servant.
"You've got to draw the line. If you
don't draw the line, the public world
eats you up."
Bradley's extensive sports experi-
ences and academic accomplishments,
which took him to England as a Rhodes
scholar, kept him under close media
scrutiny since the young age of 17.
The private anecdotes shared in his
book, Bradley said, give his political
efforts a greater credibility.
"You have to have a biographical
context and you have to have a values
context out of which you believe what
you believe, and you do what you do,

and you diagnose the problems you
diagnose," he added.
Bradley said voters, not politicians,
hold the key to power.
"I've never thought ofmyselfas 'Sena-
tor'," he added. "I've always been Bill
Bradley, because the senator part the
people of New Jersey gave me for a while
to have in front of my name."
Taking a last sip of coffee and tuck-
ing his yellow and blue striped tie into
his suit, Bradley went out to meet a
crowd of nearly 125 admirers who
waited with books and sports memora-
bilia in hand.
Mark Decamp, a chemistry professor
at the University's Dearborn campus,
said Bradley would be a great presi-
dent. "He's the kind of person who
could just unite the country."

After the film
former hidden
children ad-
dressed the audi-
ence and shared
their experiences.
Rene Lichtman
said he was 2 years
old when he was
separated from his
family tolive with
a French family.
Hesaidhe wasnot
told ofhis heritage
until a much later
age.after the war.
"(The Holo-
caust) showed
how intolerance
and prejudice
could lead to the
slaughter of 6mil-
lion Jews," said
Lichtman, a Royal
Oak resident.
He said these
issues still exist
today and he hop(

17th Conference on
the Holocaust
Today: "From Mourning to Crea-
tivity,"4 p.m., Rackham, "The
Psychology of Moral Courage," 7:30
p.m., Hillel, Eva Fogelman, lecturer.
Tomorrow: 24- Hour Memorial of
Names, noon, Oiag. "Anne Frank's
Literary Connections," Ton Broos,
7:30 p.m., Hillel.
Thursday: "The Motives of Memory,"
lecture by Erica Lehrer, 4 p.m.
Rackham Amphitheatre. "Why
Remember?" 7:30 p.m., Hillel.
Friday: "A Story of Hope," presented
by Anneke Burke-Kooistre, 9 p.m.,
Saturday: Michael Bernstein
Memorial Lecture: "The Landscape
of Memory," by James E. Young,
8:30 p.m., Hillel.

presentation, three

don't have, a
"There is sub-
stituting of infor-
mation for under-
standing and we
have to be care-
ful," Greenspan
said. "It takes a
long time to up-
derstand- I spent
my whole life in
the past 20 years
trying to make
sense out of it."
Anneke Burke-
Kooistre, a resi-
dent of Mayville,
will relate the story
of how her parents
hid eight Jewish
refugees from the
Germans by stow-
ing them "under
the floor." Her pre-
sentation is sched-

Cancer Awareness
Week addresses
causes, preventions

By Melanie Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
In an attempt to raise awareness about
one of this country's most devastating
diseases, University Students Against
Cancer is sponsoring Cancer Aware-
ness Week, which began yesterday.
Prof. Victor Strecheropenedthe week's
events with a lecture titled "Minimizing
Your Risk of Cancer" before a small
audience in the Chemistry Building.
Strecher, director of cancer prevention
and control at the University's Cancer
Center, spoke aboutthe primary causes of
cancer and how they can be avoided.
"Breast cancer and prostate are the
two leading cases of cancer," Strecher
said. "Almost every single woman
with breast cancer blames themselves.
People try to attribute a cause to breast
cancer when there is no known cause."
Strecher also discussed a cause phy-
sicians are certain leads to often-fatal
'Ninety-four percent of cancer deaths
are from cigarette smokers," Strecher

said, adding that doctors have changed
the way they treat smokers. "I smoked
for a few years. If you smoke over eight
to 10 years it becomes harder to quit."
Strecher also said many substances
rumored to be cancer-causing are prob-
ably benign.
"When you feed unbelievable
amounts of sacharride or pesticides to
rats and then they get cancer, people
tend to get overly concerned with these
things," he said. "We search for these
reasons that cause cancer so desper-
ately that we we find out about an
uncertain cause like power lines and
write a book about it."
Students said they enjoyed the pre-
sentation and learned a lot.
"I thought the presentation was great
because I don't know much about cancer
or cancer prevention," said LSA senior
Andrew Borteck. "He spoke well to
people that don't know that much like
me. So many awareness weeks go on
and people don't take the time-includ-
ing me - to learn about these things."

Week Events
Today: "Coping with Cancer," Rita
Petrovskis, 1 p.m., Michigan Union,
Sophia B. Jones Room
Tomorrow: "Abnormal Pap Smears:
Why and Why Me?" Dr. Ronald
Mulder, 4 p.m., Michigan Union,
Anderson Room
Thursday. "Cancer Prevention: What
Every College Student Should
Know," Becky Ward, 6 p.m.,
Michigan Union, Anderson Room
The week's events continue today at 1
p.m. with a workshop on "Coping with
Cancer" that will take place in the Union.
The workshop "will have a more in-
timate atmosphere and will deal more
with how to cope with cancer," said
LSA senior Lauren Fox, vice president
of USAC. "Wednesday's presentation
will focus on cervical cancer and 'Ab-
normal Pap Smears."'"
Fox said she hopes for strong atten-
dance at this week's events.
"Judging from the amount of people
here, there are some new faces - not
just USAC members," Fox said."I hope
people are finding out that we are hav-
ing Cancer Awareness Week and that
anyone can attend."

to see something

done about them. Southfield psycho-
therapist Alfred Lessing agreed.
"I knew from the point when I was
separated from my parents," Lessing
said, "that the world is a totally hostile
place and no one except for my parents
could be trusted."
Writer Maria Orlowski said she was
the only survivor in her family. She
recounted how her mother begged a
woman to adopt her in late 1941 when
the "systematic killing of Jews" began.
She told about her life as a farm girl
and what it was like to travel alone.
"The experience for each hidden child
is different," Lichtman said. "But the
one thing we have in common is that
we're hidden children."
Orlowski also said she feels a con-
nection with other hidden children.
"We are the last witnesses of the
Holocaust," she said. "I go to speak to
young people, so that they could tell
their children that they have talked to
those who have been through the war."
The conference continues today with
Dr. Eva Fogelman, a psychotherapist,
lecturing at 4p.m. at Rackham. She will
discuss the reactions the second gen-
eration of Holocaust survivors has to-

uled for 9 p.m. Friday at Hillel.
She said she believes her story has to
be told with her own message.
"With this love in my heart, there is no
room for hatred," Burke-Kooistre said. "I
truly believe out of (my parents') strong
belief in God, they coulddrawthe strength
they need to stand up to the evil."
On Saturday, the Michael Bernstein
Memorial lecture will be given by Uni-
versity of Massachusetts English Prof.
James Young. He will bespeaking about
his book, "The Texture of Memory.''
Students, professors and community
members who have written Holocaust-
inspired prose, poetry, plays and son gs
will put them on exhibit Sunday at 3 p.n
at Borders Books and Music Cafe in an
"Afternoon of Creative Expression '
Andrew Echt, a staffmemberat Hilel,
will be performing his own song
"It's about viewing the Holocaust
through my father who passed awty
when I was 17," Echt said. "In a forefa-
ther figure, it tells us not to relinquish
our spirit."
The conference ends 8 p.m Sunday
with "Punch me in the stomach," a
comedy stand-up actress/comedienine
Deb Filler of New Zealand.


Martin Howrylak is the Liberty Party's candidate for MSA president; Conrad Dewitte is the party's candidate for MSA vice
resident. This was incorrectly reported in Friday's Daily.

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Q ALIANZA - Latino Organization,
weekly meeting, 764-2837, Trot-
ter House, 1443 Washtenaw
Ave., 7 p.m.
Q Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters
Anonymous, weekly meeting,
913-6990, Friends Meeting
House, 1420 Hill Street, 8 p.m.


Conference Room, 4 p.m.
Q "Interdating, Intermarriage and
Racism," lecture, sponsored by
Jewish Resource Center, Jewish
Resource Center, 1335 Hill
Street, 7:30 p.m.
Q "The Life and Diary of Anne Frank,"
Prof. Tom Broos, sponsored by
Hillel, Hillel, 1429 Hill Street, 7:30
Q "The Motives of Memory: Com-
mercializing the Jewish Past in
Poland," Erica Lehrer, afternoon
lecture series and slide presen-
tation, sponsored by Hillel,
Rackham, East Conference Room,
4 p.m.
Q "Perspectives on Community Ser-
vice Learning After
College," sponsored by
Americorps and Peace Corps,
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room, 7
Q "The Psychology of Moral

Union, Kuenzel Room, 12 noon
Q "Travel in Asia!," information ses-
sion, sponsored by International
Center, international Center, 3
Q "Volunteers In Action Hillel and
Habitat for Humanity," will be
assisting in building homes for
low-income families, call Dan at
996-5954 or Rachel at 995-
4701, Hillel, 1429 Hill Street,
3:30 p.m.
Q Campus Information Centers,
Michigan Union and North Cam-
pus Commons, 763-INFO,
info@umich.edu, UMeEvents on
GOpherBLUE, and http://
www.umich.edu/-info on the
World Wide Web
rQ English Comosition Board Peer


Q "Affirmative Action in Higher
Education," panel forum, spon-
sored by American Association of
University Professors and Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs, Michigan League,
Henderson Room, 4 p.m.
Q "Coping With Cancer," Rita
Petrovskis,, sponsored by Stu-
dents Against Cancer, Michigan
Union, Sophia B. Jones Room, 1


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