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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 9, 1996- 3

One student, 67
ohers arrested
t Hash Bash
The Department of Public Safety re-
ported yesterday that only one student
was among the 68 arrested at last
weekend's Hash Bash.
DPS spokesperson Elizabeth Hall
said the student was arrested for ille-
gally selling T-shirts on University
property.
Sixty-seven others were arrested
on various charges including:
2*46 for possession of an illegal
stance;
E11 for possession of an open alco-
hol container, including at least one
minor;
® eight for selling illegal drugs, and
® two for outstanding warrants from
previous incidents.
A spokesperson for the Ann Arbor
Police Department said the official num-
ber of arrests made by AAPD was not
ailable yesterday.
Victim fights one
mugger; chases 2nd
until police intervene
Two AAPD officers patrolling
Maynard Street on Saturday
stopped two men running out of
the Borders Books and Music park-
ing structure.
One of the men claimed he was sur-
unded by six men who asked him "if
he had any weed on him," AAPD re-
ports said.
The victim said the man he was chas-
ing hit him in the face with a closed fist
and searched his pockets for money.
AAPD reports the victim of the assault
then attacked one of the assailants and
chased another until AAPD officers
intervened.
*The suspect was placed under arrest
for armed robbery.
3 teens arrested for
Saturday night car
theft in parking garage
The Maynard Street parking struc-
ture was plagued with crime over the
weekend.
Later Saturday evening, AAPD of-
*ers were called to the scene by a
parking attendant.
Three teen-agers were spotted on the
fourth floor of the structure looking
into parked vehicles.
AAPD officers approached the youths
near a Ford Probe with a smashed win-
dow. One of the teens was carrying a
screwdriver.
The driver of the car later notified
APD that a radar detector was miss-
from the vehicle. The detector
was recovered from the roof of
Scorekeepers, a local sports bar lo-
cated directly under the fourth floor
of the parking garage.
The teens were arrested for destruc-
tion of private property.
Markley laundry
machines knocked
*ver; heavy flooding
reported
DPS received a call Friday night that
the washers and dryers on the first floor

of Mary Markley residence hall had
been tipped over.
According to the DPS report, the
machines were "tipped upside down
and were flooding the room and hall
with water."
Damage to the machines, electrical
wiring and floor was estimated at
$1,000.
DPS has no suspects in the inci-
dent.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Sam T. Dudek.

Binge drinking in youth may not lead to later habits

By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Ten thousand students and 20 years later, Uni-
versity researchers came closer yesterday to ex-
plaining how all the drinking and partying college
students do could affect them later in life.
In a massive study released yesterday, psychol-
ogy Prof. John Schulenberg and fellow research-
ers talked to thousands of students between the
ages of 18 and 24 and asked them about their
drinking habits.
Schullenberg acknowledged that drinking is
common among students in this age group.
"On the path to adulthood, most people pause to
get drunk," said Schulenberg. "It's kind of like
one of the fruits of adulthood."
The students in the study were surveyed four
times: at ages 18, 20, 22 and 24. Forty-eight
percent of the students said they often went on
drinking binges at least one of the times they were
surveyed. The researchers defined binge drinking
as consuming at least five drinks in a row..

Twelve percent of the men and 3 percent of the
women reported they went on frequent drinking
binges at every point in the survey.
Researchers also noted that there were distinct
patterns to the young adults'
drinking habits. The "fling"
group, 9 percent of the men On the
and 10 percent ofthe women
surveyed, were heavy drink- adulthoo
ers from ages 19 to 22 but
tapered off after college. peopj p
The "increasers" also
drank heavily in college, but get drunk
continued their habits after^
age 22. Fourteen percent of - Jo
men and 7 percent ofwomen Psych
fell into this category.
Neither of the groups
were binge drinkers in high school.
It's "hard to know in advance who goes which
way," Schulenberg said. "We're really trying to
figure it out."

Schulenberg said this suggests that adolescent
behavior is not always a signal of later alcohol
problems.
The young adults who had the least trouble with

e Pat"to
, most
3use to
hn Schulenberg
ology professor

drinking after college were the
ones who had future goals in
mind during high school,
Schulenberg said.
"I think everybody kind of
goes through this phase of par-
tying a lot," Schulenberg said.
Researchers plan to continue
the study until the respondents
turn 35.
Students said drinking occurs
for a variety ofreasons. "People
think it makes them feel bet-
ter," said LSA first-year stu-

activity," said LSA senior Kristen Kleiman, who
is a local co-chair of Boost Alcohol Conscious-
ness Concerning the Health of University Stu-
dents, a national organization.
Kleiman cited a lack of non-alcoholic activi-
ties on campus as part ofthe problem. "You can't
go out to a non-alcoholic party." she said. "There
aren't any highly organized non-alcoholic
events."
The study, funded by the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National
Institute on Drug Abuse, will be published in
May's edition of the Journal of Studies on Alco-
hol, and is part of an ongoing project called
Monitoring the Future.
The American Medical Association last mionth
released a survey of 18- to 30-year-olds'that
found 40 percent drank to levels that impaired
their judgment, and that about one in every five
were binge drinkers.
- The Associated Press contributed to this
report.

dent D'ante Sharp.
Often students think drinking makes them "more
funny, more likeable," Sharp said.
People drink "because it's a socially accepted

Diag events kick
off Earth W'eek
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
Enchanted Iris sang on the steps of the Graduate Library,
students tossed athletic shoes into a basketball hoop and a
student recruited people to participate in a letter-writing
campaign against Mitsubishi. All of these activities yester-
day helped to mark the first day of Earth Week.
The Michigan Student Assembly Environmental Issues
Commission is organizing the event in conjunction with
the student group Environmental Action. This is the first
year ENACT has helped to coordinate Earth Week with
MSA.
"We haven't been able to make Earth Week as big as we
wanted (in past years)," said Bryan Theis, chair of the
commission. Theis said the commission's small size and
weak ties with campus environmental groups have hampered
previous Earth Weeks.
"For the past two years, Earth Week has almost been
nonexistent," said Angie Farleigh, a facilitator for ENACT.
In past years, Earth Week festivities did not include events
on the Diag. "(The events) weren't things that were visible,"
said Ami Grace, a facilitator for ENACT.
"We've tried to make the Diag our emphasis (this year),"
Grace said, referring to the attempts to make Earth Week
more visible to students. "We figured this would be the best
thing because students can't miss it."
Organizers also have tried to increase the number of
student groups involved with Earth Week. "We invited all
groups to help, notjust environmental groups," Farleigh said.
Each day has a theme under the overall Earth Week topic
of education. Yesterday was Rainforest Day and today is
Environmental Justice Day.
As part of the festivities, a band will perform at noon each
day on the Diag. "We're having a band every day who
donated their time to us," Farleigh said.
Letter-writing campaigns also will take place each day on
the Diag. Yesterday, SNRE junior Alison Cady asked stu-
dents to write letters of protest to Mitsubishi, a logging
company that logs in South America and southeast Asia.
"We have them provide the letter, and then we address and
stamp the envelope," Cady said. The table also provided
information about the company.
Nike participated yesterday with its reuse-a-shoe display.
Students had the opportunity to shoot baskets with post-
consumer athletic shoes. For every basket made, Nike do-

Dems. claim Engler
violated Campalgn

JENNIFER BRADLEY-SWIFT/Dadiy
LSA first-year student Chris Linboom shoots sneakers on the
Diag yesterday. The event, sponsored by Nike, was one of
the first festivities for Earth Week.
nates money to Nature Conservancy, a local environmental
organization.I
Bill Malloch, Nike reuse-a-shoe marketing manager, said he
is keeping a "rough estimate" of the number of baskets made.
"We're going to estimate high on our donations," he said.
"(We'll donate) several hundred dollars, which will be more
than the number of baskets made.
"This is just kind of for fun," Malloch said.
LSA sophomore Geoff Talmon said the Nike display was
an interesting way to raise money.
"I was just walking through and I saw people throwing
shoes at a backboard," he said. "I thought it was an interest-
ing way to raise money, so I decided to give it a try."
However, members of ENACT said turnout for all of the
events was low due to the cold weather and the protest by the
Graduate Employees Organization, which kept some stu-
dents at home.

FinanmceAc
By Stephanie Jo Klein disagre
Daily Staff Reporter said. "A
With presidential primaries in the with inv
Midwest having come and gone, Michi- "The1
gan party officials are now narrowing state pi
in on concerns for the local races in house,"
November's general election. law was
Democratic Party officials have ze- school b
roed in on the fund-raising actions of paigns.
Gov. John Engler and the Michigan Engle
Republican State Committee, making paign Fi
allegations that the governor acted im- A purpo
properly. classifie
State Democratic Party Chair Mark to $2 mi
Brewer filed a complaint with the Sec- prison.
retary ofState's office March 28, charg- Bill B
ing Engler with a violation ofthe Michi- sing-has
gan Campaign Finance Act. Politics,
Brewer's allegations emerged after from th
the governor sent a letter to Republican "If so
voters in early March on Republican person c
Party stationery, urging them to donate Balleng
money to state campaigns, with the caught,
most generous donors guaranteed a per- Trus
sonal reception in the governor's brings{
Mackinac Island residence. Brewer'
"We think a violation of the law is of these
very clear," Brewer said yesterday. tion."
The letter encouraged supporters to The u
vote for more Republican officials, such home, w
as Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Auburn during t
Hills), and went on to itemize the ben- for thep
efits of donating different amounts of Nationa
money. mailing
"Donors of $15,000 become mem- White1
bers of Team Michigan for one year $100,00
only, with a $25,000 annual commit- Liz B
ment after that," the March 12 letter for Secr
stated. "Team Michigan members re- said the
ceive ... tickets to all Republican Party tions ser
events and a private briefing at the In a
Governor's Mackinac Island residence." Miller is
"He violated the law when he autho- ing a de
rized the property for this use and on top "To s
of that he signed the letter," Brewer with this
asserted. our inten
Engler spokesperson John Truscott timely m

ed. "There is no violation," he
We're certainly not conceohed
valid speculations."
law doesn't speak to any us of
roperty, like the governor's
Truscott said, adding thatithe
intended to prevent the use of
buildings to run election gam-
er signed the Michigan 9m-
1nance Act into law in January.
oseful violation -f the lawais
d as a felony, punishable by up
llion in fines and/or one year in
3allenger, publisher of the ban-
sed journal Inside Mich gan
, said Engler is in no danger
e allegations.
omeone kicks up a ruckus, a
can always back away fromrit,"
er said. "It's not like he's been
with his hand in the cookie jar."
Cott said the election year
on "baseless" claims like
's. "You're going to get a lot
empty charges until the elec-
use of the governor's summer
which Truscott said is rotine
he year, would not be unufual
political scene. The Democratic
1 Committee recently sent out a
that promised a visit to the
House for contributors of
D0.
oyd, communications diector
etary of State Candace Miller,
state will deal with the alldga-
riously.
statement Friday, Brewer said
s stalling the issue by not niak-
cision.
uggest we are playing politics
s is ludicrous," Boyd said. "it is
ntion to follow this up in a very
manner."

,.
4.1

MSA cancels meeting to support GEO

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
Reaffirming the Michigan Student
Assembly's support for the Graduate
Employees Organization, MSA Presi-
dent Flint Wainess cancelled the
assembly's weekly meeting in the midst
of a GEO walk-out.
Wainess said tonight's meeting was
cancelled "in defference to GEO" and
to give substance to the resolutions the
assembly passed in support of the orga-
nization in the last few months.
"(MSA Vice President Sam
Goodstein) and I concluded yesterday
that if the assembly was going to back
GEO, it shouldn't just put its toe in the
water, it should dive in," Wainess said.
MSA Vice President-elect Probir
Mehta said GEO encouraged the as-
sembly to either cancel its meeting or
postpone it until after the walk-out.

"We've been proponents of GEO for
a long time," Mehta said. "They re-
quested that we either cancel or move
the meeting."
With only two meetings left, some
representatives have mixed feelings
about whether the statement of support
is worth the lost time.
"I really wish they had moved it
instead of cancelled it," said LSA Rep.
Erin Carey. "People are understanding
of why they did it but wish we had that
time to work with."
MSA President-elect Fiona Rose said
the action "shows that MSA puts its
money where its mouth is," regardless
of the misgivings of individual repre-
sentatives.
Tonight's meeting was originally
scheduled to be the "in-out" meeting -
the doubleheader when Wainess and
Goodstein end their term and Rose and

Mehta are sworn in. This procedure is
traditionally followed immediately by
the first meeting of the new assembly.
However, due to a "minor stipulation"
in election policies, this meeting had
already been postponed one week, Rose
said. The last two meetings of the year
will include the agenda items intended
for tonight's meeting as well as those
proposed by the new assembly. MSA
chair elections are scheduled for the sec-
ond half of next Tuesday's meeting.
"It will mean a bit of a crunch," Rose
said.
Campus Governance Committee
chair Sean Byrne, who handles the offi-
cial rules of the assembly, said the in-
out meeting's postponement is a result
of a late election result certification by
the Central Student Judiciary. When
the election results came in last Tues-
day, CSJ decided the assembly should
wait two weeks from the following
Tuesday forthe official turnover, Byrne
said.
"We didn't want to wait that long but
there wasn't much we could do," Byrne
said.
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What's happening In Ann Arbor today

GROUP MEETINGS
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, First Baptist Church, 512
E. Huron, 7-8:30 p.m.
Q Undergraduate Law Club, officer
elections, 213-0311, Touchdown
Cafe, 1220 S. University, 7 p.m.
i cer

Students," sponsored by Interna-
tional Center, Institute of Science
and Technology, Room 1114, 4
p.m.
J "Preventing, Detecting and Treat-
IngCancer in Women," Max Wicha
and Vicki Baker, Health Night Out
discussion series, sponsored by
FRIENDS of the Medical Center,
W.K. Kellogg Eye Center Audito-
rium, 1000 Wall Street, 7:30 p.m.
J "Reflections on Jewish Identity Af-
ter the Holocaust," Yolanda
Gampel, lecture, sponsored by
Michigan Psychoanalytic Founda-
tion, Jewish Community Center of

Wilkins, Evenings at the Rackham
lecture series, sponsored by
Rackham School of Graduate Stud-
ies, Rackham Amphitheatre, 7
p.m.
STUDENT SERVICES
J Campus Information Centers, Michi-
gan Union and North Campus Com-
mons, 763-INFO, info@umich.edu,
UM*Events on GOpherBLUE, and
http://www.umich.edu/~info on
the World Wide Web
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