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Pretrial motions
today in Lujan
murder hearing
LSA sophomore Crystal Lujan's
murder and arson pretrial hearing is
;,:scheduled for 11 a.m. today in
Washtenaw Circuit Court. Judge
Melinda Morris will hear motions from
.defense attorneys for Lujan and Dale
Lipke. Lipke allegedly took part in a
grisly murder and multiple arsons with
Lujan last September.
Pretrial hearings were originally
cheduled for last Friday, but Morris
as unable to proceed at that time.
Lujan and Lipke remain behind bars
at Washtenaw County Jail. A trial date
may be set today.
Markley shooting
suspect arrested
A 20-year-old man was arrested Mon-
day night in connection with the dis-
barge of a loaded weapon at the Mary
arkley residence hall on Sunday.
The man was arrested and charged on
two counts of assault with a weapon,
one count each of carrying a concealed
weapon and reckless use of a firearm.
The suspect paid the bond and was
Video cameras
stolen from
Oast Hall
Two video cameras were reported
stolen Monday from the fourth floor of
East Hall, formerly East Engineering,
on Monday. A caller reported to the
Department of Public Safety that two
cameras and other equipment with a
total value of $3,800 were taken from a
wall locker sometime over the week-
end. DPS has no suspects.
%issing student
An LSA student was reported miss-
ing yesterday by a concerned friend
~who calle~d DPS.
She was last seen by the friend before
winter break and had not been present in
class thisterm. The missing student was
later located unharmed in Minneapolis.
*arijuana seized,
DPS confiscated two small bags of
marijuana yesterday near the Diag flag-
pole. A 21- and 23-year-old male at the
location denied having possession of or
'knowing anything about the illegal
On Wednesday, DPS was called to
e efi fth floor of the Mary Markley
esidence hall to search for marijuana.
A caller reported the floor smelled of
marijuana. DPS was unable to locate
the drug andturned the situation over to
the residential staff.
15 pocketbooks
Wallets, purses, and checkbooks fell
ictim to thieves 15 times in the past
week, DPS reported.
All the incidents occurred in Univer-

sity buildings between Jan. 11 and Jan.
17. Three thefts were reported at South
Quad residence hall and two at the Art
and Architecture Building.
Power tools missing
DPS reported two power drills were
stolen from the School of Public Health
on Tuesday. A University employee
informed DPS that the tools were taken
around 9:30 p.m. The items were left
unattended in the hallway.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Sam T. Dudek and Josh White

The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 19, 1996 - 5
Study reveals
importance of
paren relations

Belly piercing
Architecture senior Lisa Gallan gets her naval pierced yesterday at Rob Petroff's Insane Creations on E. Williams St..
Aft nnaiveaction headlinesA-
Senate Asse-mblymetn

By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
African American male teen-agers'
relationships with their fathers are more
important than whether the fathers live in
thehome, accordingto a University study.
The researchers monitored 254 Afri-
can American male teen-agers and ex-
amined the link between family struc-
ture and psychological and social de-
velopment, drug use and the dropout
rate of the teenagers.
University Public Health Prof. Marc
A. Zimmerman conducted the study
with psychology Profs. Deborah A. Sa-
lem of Michigan State University and
Kenneth Maton of the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County.
The researchers said they were sur-
prised to discover that teens living with
single mothers are no more likely to be
drug users, criminals or high school
dropouts than those in other house-
holds. The five household situations
studied had one parent, both parents,
one parent and one step-parent, a single
mother and an extended family, and
extended family without a parent.
"I was actually excited that we were
finding something that went against
common knowledge and stereotypes,"
Zimmerman said.
Although many of the boys' fathers
did not live with them, they were still
role models for their sons. Thirty-three
percent of teen-agers in the study re-
ported spending 10 or more hours per
week with their fathers. Twenty-five
percent of the adolescents not living
with their fathers managed to spend at
least 10 hours a week with them.
More than half of the boys living
with single mothers reported gaining
emotional support from their fathers,
while 40 percent of those growing up in
extended families said their fathers gave
them emotional support.

What do Kids Need?
A study done in part by a
University professor shows
teenage African Americans do net
need a father at home to be model
The researchers found:
Teens living with single mothers
are no more likely to be drug ,
users, criminals or high schoot
dropouts than those in other
33 percent of teens in the study
reported spending 10 or more
hours per week with their
25 percent of the teens who did
not live with their fathers said,.
they spent at least 10 hours a
week with them.
"I know lots of people who have
grown up in single-parent households
and they are some of the best people!I
know," said Marisela Martinez, an LSA
senior who is one of the minority peer
advisers in Bursley Hall. "As long as
you have strong relationships ... strong
relationships develop strong people."
"It would be better (for kids to live in
a) two-parent household," said Brian
Piper, an LSA first-year student. "That
way there's a 90-percent chance the
father could be a role model. If there is
a single parent, they may turn to other
role models, good or bad."
Zimmerman said that his study dis-
pelled the common myth that African
American fathers don't have an impact
on their children.
"It ... challenges the assumption that
African American fathers absent from
the home don't have significant rela-
tionships with their sons," he said.
Zimmerman is involvedin The Flint
Adolescent Study, which is targeting
children from diverse backgrounds and
includes girls.

By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
Cynthia Marselow says women fac
ulty have not been given ample oppor-
tunity at the University to move up in
the tenured ranks of professorship.
Marselow, a Medical School sur-
gery research assistant and a member
ofthe faculty's Senate Assembly, will
get to voice her views at Monday's
meeting, where the faculty govern-
ment is set to debate affirmative ac-
tion policies.
"The instinct is to hire someone you
know, the guy you can slap on the back
and tell dirty jokes to," Marselow said.
"The (meeting) is an official reminder

Faculty Debate
A debate on affirmative action will
be part of this month's Senate
Assembly meeting Monday.
Where: Rackham Amphitheater'
When: ,3:15 p.m.
to consider women and also to see that
they prosper."
Engineering Prof. Stacy Bike will
present her argument - that affirma-
tive action has played out its role.
"I see an external perception that if a
woman gets a job, people say she got it
because she's a woman," Bike said.
George Brewer and Robert Smith of
the Senate Advisory Committee on

University Affairs agree that the na-
tional debate on affirmative action has
re-surfaced at the University.
"Unfortunately, we've not made as
much progress as people who believe in
affirmative action would have liked,"
said Brewer, who chairs both SACUA
and the Senate Assembly.
"Affirmative action is an important
issue that we need to reflect on as a
University. The faculty has not had an
adequate opportunity to express its po-
sition," Smith said.
After the meeting, University of
Washington Prof. Steven Olswang is
scheduled to speak about "The Chang-
ing University: Faculty and Tenure."

Communication chairexplains dept's new cuniculum

By Jodi Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
About 380 LSA students are now
enrolled as communication studies
But fewer than 20 attended an infor-
mation session yesterday on changes in
the new department's curriculum.
"Our goal was to develop a curricu-
lum that focused on communication
studies," said Vincent Price, chair of
the communication studies department.

"A program for students interested in
how the media operates in society."
lie said the department will also fo-
cus on how the media affects groups
such as the government and children.
"The mass media do not operate in a
vacuum," Price said. "You have to un-
derstand the society and culture in which
they develop."
LSA first-yearstudentiJessi Lewis, who
will be required to take the new curricu-
lum, said, "I guess it's kind of good. It is

very broad. I would rather be able to take
hands-on training."
Price also explained the structure of-the
new curriculum. Students raised some
concern about the three pre-requisites,
Communication Studies 101, 102 and
11 1. The former curriculum had only one
introductory class.
Communication Studies 111, a one-
credit workshop course, trains students
to conduct research using the Internet
and other new electronic media.

Terrell Cole, an LSA junior, said he
does not want to take these additional
courses. "I already did my pre-requisite
to be in the communication department,"
he said, referring-to Comm. 103.
Price said changes in requirements
should not delay any student's gradua-
tion. He said decisions on the curriculum
a student follows will be made on an
individual basis, within some general
guidelines based on their year in school.
"Our goal is not to be a faceless

bureaucracy," he said.
Price explained that the new cutricu-
lum can be divided into four sections--
the context and effects of the media, as
well as their structure and processes.
Writing classes will not be listed in
the next course guide, however.
"We are not trying to train you for a
specific occupation," Price said, add-
ing that students who want to pursue
professional occupations after gradua-
tion should participate in an internship.

Theta Delta Chi collects
coats to donate to charity

committed students needed 1 1 - .:::N .

enroll in soc 389

By Carissa Van Heest
For the Daily
Theta Delta Chi is asking students to
search through their closets to help with
its second annual clothing drive for the
needy, which runs through next Friday.
Anyone wishing to donate used cloth-
ing in good condition or small
housewares can bring them to the house,
located at 700 S. State St.
"We would prefer warmer items, es-
pecially jackets and scarves, but we
will take whatever people would like to
donate," said Pete Kirsheman, philan-
thropy co-chair of the house.
Theta Delta Chi will donate the items
to the Salvation Army and to the St.
Vincent De Paul Society, said Jeff Edge,
who also chairs the committee.
"Originally we were just planning a
Salvation Army drive, but when we
found out that St. Vincent De Paul's
warehouse (in Detroit) burned down (in
December), we wanted to help them out
too," Kirsheman said.
Angilena Rodriguez, manager of the
St. Vincent De Paul Society store in
Ann Arbor, said, "(When) the main
warehouse in Detroit burned down ...

everything (inside) was burned down."
Edge came up with the idea last year
for a clothing drive.
"We had a pretty decent turnout the
first time. We collected eight or nine
bags of used clothing," he said.
"Last year we only collected items
from other Greek houses. This year we
want to extend it to include the entire
community as well as the Greeks,"
Kirsheman said.
Edge attributed part of the drive's suc-
cess last year to its nature. "People don't
always have money, but they always have
old clothes around," Edge said.
Kirsheman said the fraternity is hop-
ing for similar support this year.
"We want to help people in need, espe-
cially after the holiday season," he said.
The organizations receiving these
donations said they are in need of many
items. "People all over (the commu-
nity) utilize the services we offer," said
Ron Mathers, manager of the Ypsilanti
Salvation Army store.
"We serve everybody," Rodriguezsaid.
"Different agencies in WashtenawCounty
refer people to us and we provide free
clothing and housewares to them."

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