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The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 5, 1996 - 3

redit card
cam found at
medical
ding
The Department of Public Safety was
aled to the Kellogg Eye Center Wednes-
ay to investigate fraudulent activities
n a University employee's credit card.
The employee told DPS he saw some-
ne in his office attempting to have
oney wired using the victim's credit
ard number.
e employee also said he believed
el reservations were made on his
redit card.
The credit card was kept in an unlocked
ffice in the medical center building.
Western Union officials verified that
he credit card number was used to wire
700 to the suspect who used a false
ame. The suspect also tried to wire
800 the next day, but was unsuccessful.
DPS searched the building but found
one that matched the description
iven by the victim.
acuum cleaner stolen
rom Bursley Hall
A building services staff member at
Bursley Hall reported a vacuum cleaner
tolen from a janitorial closet March 29.
DPS reports the employee lent the
acuum to an unidentified Bursley resi-
,ent "who promised to return it to the
torial closet."
On Monday, the employee discov-
red the vacuum was still missing and
alled DPS to report it stolen.
The vacuum is an orange Hoover
'alued at $400.
owdy subject
isturbs South Quad
he 4300 corridor of South Quad
invaded by a disruptive student
onday night.
A caller from the Hunt House corri-
or advised DPS that an unidentified
ubject was walking up and down the
all kicking doors and yelling.
DPS reports the subject also poured
eer inside a room in the hall.
DPS has no suspects.
creaming men
ghten walking
tudent
A female student called DPS on Tues-
ay to report she was harassed by four
assing men.
The caller said she was walking on
hurch Street near South University
Avenue when four unidentified men
pproached her, yelled in her ear and
the scene laughing.
he victim described the screamers
s men, 19-25 years in age, wearing
hite baseball caps.
ice weather brings
ut skaters
With temperatures reaching the 60s,
kateboarders and in-line skaters took
dyantage of the nice day to display their
lents.
OPS received several calls about skat-
rs performing on University property.
In-line skaters and skateboarders were

eportedly skating outside the Business
dministration and Fleming Administra-
'on buildings, and the William Library.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Sam T. Dudek.

Campus groups join together for Women's Day

By Melanie Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
Cold weather and rain forced Third Wave to
hold Women's Day in the Pendleton Room of the
Michigan Union insteadofonthe Diag yesterday.
"I mean the weather is absolutely a disappoint-
ment," Venus Sahwany said.
A Business senior, Sahwany is the director of
marketing and finance for Third Wave Magazine
and the chair of Women's Day. Despite the
weather, Sahwany said Women's Day was still a
success.
"I'm definitely proud of the fact that we could
get 20 groups together that all have important
messages that relate to everyone," Sahwany said.
"A few years ago it may have been too taboo for
groups to come out and support women's issues."
Sahwany said that bringing the event into the
Union made it difficult to reach the students that
Women's Day was designed for.

"We want to get those people who never heard
of SAPAC, Safehouse and Safety Girl. That's
what we would have done if the weather wasn't as
such," she said. "However, we're leaving a solid
foundation of what can be done in future years."
Folk music about women's issues was played on
guitar during the event.
"I've always been involved in women's issues
and a lot of my songs focus on women's causes,"
said Law senior Jenn Cass. "I think more people
listen to music than to protests."
Many campus groups including AIDS Educa-
tion Issues On Us were brought together by Third
Wave to provide information and awareness.
"We're here today because AIDS is the number
one killer of people in our age group," said LSA
sophomore Dena Bloomgarden, a member of
AEIOU. "Women are the fastest growing popula-
tion of people becoming infected with HIV."
Bloomgarden was also disappointed by the

weather.
"It's sad that it's cold outside because Third
Wave did such a good job in bringing all of these
groups together and now people can't have access
to it."
UHS peer educators were involved with the
event and said they had a significant reason to
support Women's Day.
"I think it's important for us to be here so people
can recognize women's health, which should be an
important issue on campus," said LSA junior and
UHS peer educator Karyn Lubetsky. "It lets Uni-
versity women know that we have resources avail-
able for them."
Some newly formed groups hoping to gain stu-
dent interest participated in the event.
"It's a new group called Mixed Initiative for
students of multi-racial or ethnic backgrounds,"
said LSA junior and Mixed Initiative member
Cammie Puidokas. "We think this is a good oppor-

tunity to let people know that our group exists. It
is a shame it's not a beautiful day so more people
could take advantage."
Among the most interesting people at the event,
Safety Girl helped inform students about safe-sex
practices:'
Safety Girl "specializes in sex toys -- it's a
good way for her to publicize her services,"
Sahwany said.
Students said they found the event informative.
"I think it's a great way to get information out,"
said LSA senior Julie Lubeck. "It's very acces
sible in a friendly supportive environment."
After attending. LSA senior Jia Cunningham
said she hopes to participate in future Third Wave
events.
"I went to the poetry reading last night spon-
sored by Third Wave," Cunningham said. "It's
very informative, and I would like to get more
involved with these things."

Forum
centers on
futture of
publicad
By Ann Stewart
Daily Staff Reporter
Members ofthe Advisory Council on
Social Security introduced three differ-
ing proposals for social security reform
and responded to questions by visiting
journalists in a panel discussion yester-
day in Hale Auditorium at the Business
School.
"Something has to be done radically.
If it's not done, the system is going to
collapse," said Curt Nielsen, a
Farmington Hills business owner.
Randy Smith, of the Michigan Jour-
nalism Fellows, said the current system
could run out of money by the year
2030 due to the aging population and
retiring baby boomers.
The 3 1/2 hour discussion, titled
"Social Security Reform: Is the sys-
tem - or media coverage - going
bust?", was aimed at informing audi-
ence members about the different re-
form options and facilitating open dis-
cussion with a panel of members of
the press.
Thomas Jones, the president of Teach-
ers Insurance and Annuity Association-
College Retirement Equities Fund, was
optimistic about the future of Social
Security. He proposed keeping the cur-
rent pay-as-you-go system, and invest-

STEPHANIE GRACE LIM/Daly
Moderator Charles Eisendrath (far left), director of the Michigan Journalism Fellows, and panelists Edward Gramlich (left),
dean of the School of Public Policy, Thomas Jones (right), president of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College
Retirement Equities Fund, and economics Prof. Joel Slemrod (far right) discuss social security reform at yesterday's forum.

ing nearly 40 percent of Social Security
assets in the stock market.
Vice president and director of the
Wyatt Company, Sylvester Scheiber
offered a proposal from the other end of
the spectrum: combining the current
system with small-scale individual ac-
counts funded by a slight increase in
payroll taxes.
"We're trying to provide financial se-
curity not only for the current generation
of retirees, but also for future generations
of young workers," Scheiber said.
Edward Gramlich, dean of the Uni-

versity School of Public Policy, com-
promised between the two earlier pro-
posals, putting 40 percent of payroll
taxes into personal savings accounts,
which could be held by private invest-
ment companies. It would require a
slight payroll tax increase to fund ben-
efits for baby boomers.
Gramlich, who testified before the
Senate Appropriations Committee last
week, said he believes a decision on
reform will not be reached this year due
to the vastness ofthe changes proposed.
"I don't think in an election year any

politician will come out in support for
these," he said.
The audience of University students,
older adults and others from many dif-
ferent cities and states, had diverse opin-
ions about reform.
"I'm a little concerned about the fu-
ture of the program. I'd want to make
sure lower wage workers don't get left
out in the cold," said Linda Wray, a
post-doctoral student at the University's
Institute of Social Research.
- Daily Staff Reporter Stephanie Jo
Klein contributed to this report.

Student
CMU student swears
off D after jump
MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) A
student said he was just looking for
kicks but nearly lost his life in a jump
from a dormitory window in an experi-
ment with LSD. He says he'll never use
drugs again.
Central Michigan University first-year
student Randy Rudlaff told CM Life, the
campus newspaper, that he and two
friends took LSD Friday night, then
launched into a discussion of religion.
"We were hallucinating and we thought
the world was going to end," he said.
Rudlaffsaid two members ofthe group
stripped when the subject of Adam and
Eve was discussed, although police later
said all three students were nude. They
began breaking the lights in the second-
story dorm room, then swinging from
pipes, Rudlaff told the newspaper.
"From there I got this idea I could
fly," hie said, then jumped 25 feet from
the Merrill Hall window.
"When I fell, it was like a bed of
nails."
Rudlaff is hospitalized with a frac-
tured wrist and lumbar, smashed verte-
brae, broken ankle and other injuries. He
said Tuesday that he expected to remain
hospitalized for two weeks. Central
Michigan Community H ospital spokes-
person Pat Housley said yesterday that
Rudlaff was listed in fair condition.
Rudlaff told CM Life he regularly
used marijuana until Friday, but is
changing his ways.
"I just want to say no one should ever
try that stuff," he said. "That was my
first and last time ever (using LSD). I'm
staying away from drugs forever.
"I'm just lucky to be alive."
Rudlaff, from Clarkston in Oakland
County, said he planned to leave Cen-
tral and continue his education at Oak-
land University.
Ron Williams, associate director of
Central Michigan's Department of Pub-
lic Safety, refused to identify the other
two students involved in the incident.
He said it remains under investigation.
One of the students likely will face
charges next week of LSD and mari-
juana possession, resisting and obstruct-
ing a police officer and destruction of
property, CM Life reported. The stu-
dent allegedly kicked out the window
of a patrol car following his arrest.
police said earlier.

Community High spots to be picked by lottery

By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
After years of debate, research, dis-
cussions and parents' mad scrambles
to get in line-Ann Arbor Superinten-
dent John Simpson announced Mon-
day that Community High School's
100 available slots for incoming first-
year students will be allocated com-
pletely by lottery in coming years.
Simple translation: no more lines of
hopeful Ann Arbor eighth graders.
"We decided this will be the fairest
way for the most people," said district
spokesperson Joyce Willis. "Having a
total lottery system will prevent a line
from forming and will create a less
stressful situation for parents and kids."
Simpson made his decision after a
recommendation from the district's
Blue Ribbon panel made up of teach-

ers, parents and district officials. Simi-
lar panels have observed that the prob-
lems with lines worsen every year.
The Community lines have become a
dreaded tradition for district officials.
Two years ago traffic on South Divi-
sion Street was slowed and backed up
by a line that formed on Community's
campus grounds.
Last year, to prevent a line from form-
ing, the district did not divulge where it
planned to hold Community's sign-up
enrollment process. The location was
not made public until midnight of the
morning the enrollment process was
scheduled to begin. The result was
chaos.
Many families waited at 11:55 p.m.
with car engines running waiting to
race out to the district's location. Other
families stationed relatives and friends

in front of every district building in
the city to ensure they would be the
first in line.
"This has been an ongoing problem
for us," Willis said. "We thought a
50-50 lottery and line process would
work well this year, but we didn't
anticipate families lining up 15 days
early."
Willis said that while the district
had tried to make sure that parents
maintained some control over their
child's future at Community - lines
had gotten too far out of hand. "We
simply cannot allow this to happen
again," she said.
Community Dean Judy Conger said
she was pleased that the lines will no
longer be a problem. "I understand
that people are passionate about get-
ting their kids into Community," she

said. "But if you want it more that
doesn't necessarily mean you should
get it."
She said that though the problem
with lines may be solved - the real
problem is the large demand for
Community's limited amount of space.
"I don't think anyone is really happy,"
she said. "It's not a good situation but
it's at least a workable one."
Conger said that although Commu-
nity and the district have been working
for years to ease the demand for Com-
munity, they have not been able to find
a solution. "We've spent hundreds of
hours in meetings discussing this prob-
lem and there seems to be no happy
solution," she said.
"Unless everyone who wants to get
into Community gets in - I see no way
to solve it."

'I

orrection
llen Ginsberg and Patty Smith will perform with accomplished musicians Lenny Kaye and Gary Rassmussen tonight at
Hill Auditorium. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
Maxwell Reade served on suspected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's doctoral committee.
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
RIDAY come, 332-8912, IMSB, Room Developers in Preventing
G-21, 6:30-8 p.m. Homelessness," Carole
S"DesgnerCubesofMolecularHy- Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, be- McCabe, talk, refreshments
brids - Precursors to Nanocom- ginners welcome, 994-3620, provided, sponsored by Gray
posite Materials," Prof. Richard CCRB, Room 2275, 6-7 p.m. Panthers of Huron Valley, Ann
Laine, sponsored by Departments J Taekwondo Club, beginners and Arbor Senior Center in Burns
of Chemistry and Materials Sci- other new members welcome, Park, 1320 Baldwin, 10 a.m.
ence Engineering, inorganic 747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275, J "The Lesson," sponsored by
brown bag lunch, Chemistry 7-8:30 p.m. Basement Arts, Frieze Build-
Building, Room 1706, 12 noon. J "The Lesson," sponsored by ing, Arena Theatre, 5 p.m.
J "Genesis of a Chadic Polity," Basement Arts, Frieze Build-
Dr. Augustin Holl, lecture se- ing, Arena Theatre, 5 p.m. and
ries on African archaeology, 11 P.M. SUNDAY
sponsored by Museum of An- " rops ,.
thropology, Rackham, West J sred by Ballroom Dance Classes," spon-
Conference Room, 4 p.m. SATURDAY sord byBallroom Dance Club,
U~ "Good Friday Liturgy," includes Michigan Union, Ball Room, 7
showing of Passolini's "Gospel J "GreatVigilofEaster,"sponsored p.m. for beginning lesson, 8
According to St. Matthew, spon- by Lutheran Campus Ministry, p.m. dance practice
sored by Lutheran Campus M - Lord of Light Lutheran Church, J "Easter Festival," music, Eas-
istry, Lord of Light Lutheran 801 S. Forest Avenue, 8 p.m. ter lecture, unstructured to-
,r . - n i....ani ..ammao dSaa 'n_ gtherness refreshments oro-

"Members and supporters of the
Graduate Employees Organization
(GEO) rallied forafull hour outside
the Fleming Administration Build-
ing yesterday to protest the slow
pace of TA contract negotiations
with the University.
"The administration is mad," said
GEO negotiator Alan Zundel in a
speech to roughly 200 people who
attendedthe rally. "They didn'twant
to see you here today."
In addition to other students, GEO
garnered support from faculty mem-
bers.
Economics Prof.TomWeisskopf,
who spoke at the rally said, "I wanted
to let you know that there are faculty
who are very supportive of what
you are doing."
Weisskopf stressed the impor-
tance ofTAs to the quality of under-
graduate education.

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