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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 29, 1996 - 3

Reckless driver
tears tbrough
Pedestrians, bicyclists and other cars
were all potential targets for a reckless
driver Tuesday.
The Department of Public Safety and
the Ann Arbor Police Department re-
port that the driver was seen running
red lights on State Street.
While speeding through red lights,
the suspect nearly struck pedestrians
and bicyclists, DPS reports.
DPS officers followed the reckless
river to a parking lot on Huron Street.
APD officers met them at the scene.
$4,000 laptop
computer stolen from
Angell Hall
DPS reported the theft of an laptop
computer from a basement office in
Angell Hall on Wednesday.
The computer was identified as an
*pple Powerbook 520C and was val-
ued at $4,000.
entry to the room and have no suspects.
Expelled student
harasses school
The Office of Student Affairs for the
School of Public Health notified DPS that
it had received several threatening calls.
DPS reports the suspect claimed to
*e a student who was terminated from
the school because of poor grades.The
student reportedly used "very profane
language and claimed racial discrimi-
DPS has no suspects at this time but
the School of Public Health reports
only four students have been expelled
from the school in the past eight
eam of thieves patrol
East Quad
A concerned caller notified DPS on
Tuesday that three suspicious men were
on the third floor of East Quad.
The caller reports the three individu-
als were going in and out of the men's
bathroom and watching who was enter-
ing and exiting. The men then gave
each other hand signals.
The caller reported the men would
then proceed to check the bathroom
DPS performed extra patrols of the
area but no suspects were found.
Two thefts reported in
CCRB locker room
DPS reported two thefts in the same
0 ur Monday night at the Central Cam-
us Recreation Building.
At 9:10 p.m., DPS was called to the
facility to investigate the theft of a
winter coat, backpack, wallet, clothes
and wristwatch from the men's locker
Less than an hour later, DPS returned
to the scene after a caller reported the
theft of his wallet and credit cards from
the same locker room.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Sam T. Dudek.

Small fire at C.C.
Little evacuates
students, faculty

Law first-year student Bryn Sappington (left), Law second-year student Alexandra Choe (clapping), Law second-year student
Tim Chu (right), and Law first-year student Usman Mohammad (far right) participate in the Project Lighthouse program,
which attempts to inspire underprivileged Asian Americans on seeking higher educational goals.
Mentor program bnngs

By Matt Buckley
Daily Staff Reporter
This time, the fire alarms heard by
students and faculty at the Clarence
Cook Little Building were not a drill.
At approximately 2:50 p.m. yester-
day, a small fire on the fourth floor of
the building triggered a pair of fire
alarms, leading to the evacuation of
hundreds of students and teachers work-
ing inside.
According to firefighters at the
scene, the fire resulted from a weld-
ing accident. Sparks from an acety-
lene torch appeared to have set some
insulation on fire, said David Wilson,
captain of the Ann Arbor Fire Depart-
Some students initially ignored the
first of two fire alarms, thinking it was
false. False fire alarms have been a.
common occurrence at C.C. Little dur-
ing recent construction projects taking
place at the building. These repeated
false alarms led many students to think
yesterday's first alarm was a result of
the construction as well.
"The fire alarm went off, and I didn't
pay attention to it ... because we never
do," said Rackham fourth-year student
John Harris.
Students said there was a silent pe-
riod between the two alarms.
"One alarm went off for a couple of
minutes ... about three minutes (after
the alarm ended), a second alarm went
off," said LSA senior Martin
Harris said that upon hearing of the

youngsters to U'

By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
When Philina Adams was a student
at Beecher High School in Flint, agroup
of students from the University's King/
Chavez/Parks program periodically vis-
ited the school and provided insight
about college life. Now Adams, an LSA
junior, is one of the King/Chavez/Parks
program hosts that she used to look up
to when she was in high school.
The King/Chavez/Parks program and
Project Lighthouse bring students from
underrepresented school districts to the
University to give them exposure to
college life.
"A lot of kids don't ever get exposure
to college," said LSA senior Johari
Shuck. "Letting them see the Univer-
sity is more effective than just having
someone tell them about it."
The King/Chavez/Parks program
began in 1988 after the Michigan Leg-
islature introduced a statewide initia-
tive in 1987. Drawing students from
underprivileged school districts, Uni-
versity student leaders give the young-
sters campus tours and suggest the ben-
efits of pursuing a higher education

through academic presentations and
forums about financial aid, A majority
of the students are African American,
Native American or Hispanic.
"I think it's important for kids to
have role models to see that college is
possible forthem," Shuck said. "We try
to make the program fun so they can see
how fun college is and for them to see
what they can get out of college."
The program, which lasts from March to
May, brings a different group ofjuniorhigh
school students to the University each day.
"I like the different businesses and
all the career choices," said seventh
grader Richmond Shaw, a participant
in the program.
Shaw said he wants to try to play pro-
fessional basketball or football, but ifthat
fails, he plans to go to medical school.
Project Lighthouse is a spinoff of the
King/Chavez/Parks program started by
Marie Ting, who was a King/Chavez/
Parks student leader four years ago. The
program, which is designed around the
parameters of the King/Chavez/Parks
program, differs in that it focuses on
underprivileged Asian Pacific American
youths - specifically Hmong youths.

"These kids have the same problems
as others growing up in urban areas, but
because they're Asian, their needs are
overlooked because of the 'model mi-
nority myth,"' Ting said.
Ting is now the program coordinator
for Project Lighthouse.
The "model minority myth" assumes
that because many Asian Pacific Ameri-
cans are successful, they do not face the
sameproblems otherminoritygroups face.
Unlike the King/Chavez/Parks pro-
gram, which meets everyday, the Light-
house program meets with the same
group of students four times. The stu-
dents, who are from Pulaski Middle
School, have made two visits thus far
and will also get a chance to show the
Lighthouse student leaders their school
two times.
"When you go to see where these kids
live it opens your eyes," Ting said.
Lighthouse leader Choua Yang said
the most rewarding aspect of the pro-
gram is seeing the Hmong youths real-
ize that "education is the way."
"I just want to lay out the options and
encourage them to do what they want to
do," Yang said.

Two firemen vent smoke from the C.C.
Little Building in yesterday's fire.
fire, several people tried to combat the
blaze with fire extinguishers. After,
several minutes, Harris said, the stu-
dents decided to call the fire depart-
Damage to the building was ini-
tially estimated at $50,000, though that
figure could change as an investiga-
tion discovers more about the blaze,
Department of Public Safety spokes-
person Elizabeth Hall said.
Two construction workers were
taken from the scene to University
Hospitals with minor injuries, Hall
said. No students were injured.

State maypnat~ie
alcohol dstiution

Detroit newspaper strike drags on

LANSING (AP) - Michigan state
employees will continue to distribute
liquor past May 1 as talks and legal
action continue over a plan to put the
work in private hands, liquor panel chief
Phil Arthurhultz concedes.
Arthurhultz said the Liquor Control
Commission will vote at its April 10
meeting to delay the effective date of
privatization until June 1. Further one-
month delays will be approved each
month until a lawsuit brought by em-
ployees is settled, he said.
"Basically, the commission is in a
wait-and-see mode, simply letting the
litigation proceed as per normal," he
said earlier this week.
"It's now in the hands of the attorney
general and Ingham County CircuitCourt."
The plan announced in January by
Arthurhultz would close Michigan's
three warehouses and 63 mini-ware-
houses from which the state now whole-
sales liquor. The closings would put
320 employees out of work.
Under the privately-run arrangement,
liquor manufacturers would set up their
own distribution agents, with the com-

mission approving the agents. The agents
would be required to deliver liquor tothe
more than 13,000 bars, restaurants and
other establishments that sell liquor at
retail, but could charge a fee for that.
Retailers now either pick up the li-
quor themselves or pay a private con-
tractor to deliver it.
The commission would continue to
control the price of liquor. Because the
state would be carrying out fewer func-
tions, its markup on liquor would be
trimmed to 58 percent from 65 percent.
The Michigan State Employees As-
sociation has challenged the plan in
Ingham County Circuit Court.
Union President John Denniston sai4
Tuesday he has received no official word
from the state about a delay ir
privatization, but has been assuming the
transfer would not occur as scheduled.
The union's collective bargaining agrees
ment requires 30 days' advance notice
before any store closings or layoffs, h4
said. And the state promised during dis'
cussions over the lawsuit to give 14 days'
notice on top of that, making it impossible
now to meet the May l deadline, he said;

DETROIT (AP)-Lightning flashed
across a black sky as 2,500 defiant
workers struck Detroit's two daily news-
papers the night of July 13. The fierce
thunderstorm foreshadowed the noise
and violence to come.
For weeks, workers marched and
shouted in front of The Detroit News
and Detroit Free Press buildings down-
town, condemning management's ef-
forts to cut costs and change
longstanding union work rules.
Large protests outside the newspa-
pers' two printing plants were marked
by violent clashes between strikers,

police and security guards. Rocks and
bottles were thrown, vehicles were dam-
aged, people were hurt.
Eight months later, as winter's snows
give way to a new spring, the noise and
violence have subsided. But there still
are no winners or end in sight in what
next weekend will become Detroit's
longest newspaper strike.
"I don't know if there will be a vic-
tory on either side," says Tim Kelleher,
vice president of labor relations for
Detroit Newspapers Inc., the newspa-
pers' business and production agency.
"This has been a very costly strike to

the company and the unions. And
there's been even more of a toll in
human suffering on the folks involved."
Except for occasional noisy rallies in
front of the News building, only a few
strikers remain on the picket lines these
days. For the most part, they protest in
weary silence.
Reduced staffs of replacement work-
ers, managers and former strikers who
crossed the picket line continue to re-
port and edit the news. .

Sociology Prof. Steven Herbert plans to cancel his classes on April 9. His graduate student instructors are also planning
not to teach on April 9. This was reported incorrectly in Wednesday and Thursday's Daily.
- ...
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY KrzysztofZanussi,Copernicuslec- ning and Placement, 3200 Stu-
Q " Stry f Hpe, AnekeBure- ture, sponsored by Copernicus En- dSentl Activities Building, 10 a.m.
U "A Story of Hope," Anneke Burke- duowment, Rackham Amphithea- "Secular Jobs:Open Doorsto Closet
Koolstre, sponsored by Hillel, tre, 7:30 p.m. Countries," lecture, sponsored by
Hillel, 1429 Hill Street, 9 p.m. Q "Shabbat Service and Dinner at Graduate Christian Fellowship,
Q "Cheap Travel in North America," Brookhaven Manor," services for Ann Arbor Reformed Church, 1717
sponsored by International Cen- Jewish seniors, sponsored by Broadway, 5:45 p.m. potluck, 7:15
ter, International Center, Room9, Hillel, fortime and details contact p.m. lecture
3 p.m. Rachel Lawson @ 995-4701 L "The War of National Oppression
U "Community Service Fair," spon- U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, begin- Continues," film screening, spon-
sored by SERVE Week, Diag, 11 ners welcome, 994-3620, CCRB, sored by Revolutionary Anti-impe-
a.m. Room 2275, 6-7 p.m. rialist League, Maoist Interna-
Q "Expanding the Archaeology of L "PracticalTrainingforInternational tional Movement and American
Greater Mande (West Africa)," Students," sponsored by Interna- Friends Service Committee, Michi-
Prof. Roderick J. McIntosh, spon- tional Center, International Cen- gan Union, Pond Room, 1 p.m.
sored by Museum of Anthropol- ter, Room 9, 12 noon
ogy, Modern Language Building, U Taekwondo Club, beginners and
Lecture Room 1, 4 p.m. other new members welcome, SUNDAY
U "FBI's War on Black America," film 747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275, 7 U "Afternoon of Creative Expres-
screening, sponsored by Maoist 8:30 p.m. slons," original performances,
Internationalist Movement, Revo- sponsordbilpeordes
lutionary Anti-imperialist League, by Hillel, Borders
and American Friends Service SATURDAY Books Cafe, 612 E. Liberty, 3
Committee, Michigan League, p'm.
Henderson Room, 7 p.m. Q "Arianna Portillo-Bartow," lecture, Q "Ballroom Dance Classes," spon-
Q "Grads and Young Professionals sponsored by Amnesty Interna- sored by Ballroom Dance Club,
Veggie Shabbat Potluck," spon- tional, Lorch Hall, Room 140, 7 MichiganUnion,PendletonRoom,
sored by Hillel, Hillel, 1429 Hill p.m. 7 and 7:45 p.m. for beginning
Street, 7:45 p.m. "Kiwanis Rummage Sale," spon- lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance practice
Q "Information Values and Global sored by Kiwanis Club of Ann Ar- U "Do You Know the Man?," Gospel
Connectivity," William D. Walker, bor, Kiwanis Activity Center, cor- Chorale Spring Concert, sponsored
convocation address, West Hall, ner of Washington and First by Gospel Chorale, Rackham Au-
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