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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 16, 1996 -'

Blood samples
of rape suspects
to be destroyed
*The Ann Arbor Police Department
announced Saturday that the blood
samples collected during the serial rape
investigation last year will be destroyed
July 1.
AAPD reports that 13of160 sampled
men have picked up their blood. Others
have called AAPD to request the de-
struction of their blood samples.
The blood samples have been avail-
le for pickup since January.
amples may be picked up at the
AAPD Property Section, located at
100 N. Fifth Ave., between 8:00 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day.
Muggers attack man
on South University
*The Department of Public Safety re-
ceived a call from the victim of an
armed robbery Sunday morning.
The victim, calling from a campus
emergency phone, said he was ap-
proached by four men at 5:30 a.m. on
-South University Avenue.
According to the AAPD report, the
man was leaving the Bagel Factory
when four men approached him. One of
the men punched the victim several
mes in the chest. The muggers then
le the victim's wallet.
The victim suffered no major injuries
and required no medical attention.
DPS describes the attackers as 19-20
years old and "all wearing Starter jack-
ets and baseball caps."
AAPD took one suspect into custody
after a search for the muggers.
%ieves steal money,
belongings at campus
sports buildings
This past weekend, like many before
it, DPS responded to a number of calls
about stolen wallets from camous rec-
teational facilities.
On Sunday, a checkbook was stolen
while its owner was playing volleyball
at the Intramural Building.
*After playing basketball Saturday,
a student discovered his cellular
phone was taken from his duffel bag
at the Central Campus Recreation
Building.
And at the IM Building, a wallet
and credit cards were stolen Friday
while the owner exercised at the facil-
ity.
Bottles take flight
from South Quad
Residents in a fifth-floor South Quad
room have discovered a new approach
to recycling.
DPS reported yesterday morning that
"residents were throwing bottles from
the windows on the east side of the
building."
A Housing security offcer reported
*e believed the bottles were coming
from the 5200 corridor of South

Quad.
The bottles ceased crashing before
DPS could located the source of the
-dying glass.
Northwood resident
trns in 5-year-old
A resident at Northwood IV called
DPS on Saturday to report that a 5-year-
old girl was stealing her mail and open-
ing it.
The resident said she would like
DPS to meet with the girl and her
mother.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Sam T. Dudek.

Upcoming grads.
celebrate with
'Senior Days'

JENNIFER BRADLEY-SWIFT/Daily
A taxing day
Members of both the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the disarmament organization
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice demonstrated yesterday in front of the Federal Building. They cited what they
called "imptoper" and "unjust" usage of tax revenue, and tried to catch the attention of passers-by mailing tax forms
before the midnight April 15 deadline. Here, Ann Hubbel (left) and Susan Morse hold signs giving profiles of wealthy
corporations and individuals who have benefited from government subsidies, such as Disney Corporation and T.V.
news anchor Sam Donaldson. WILPF, which has been staging protests every tax day for the past seven years.
Help ih domestic violence
offeredi new handbook

By James Shmalo
For the Daily
Health care workers have a special
opportunity and responsibility to
break the cycle of domestic violence,
a handbook written by the University's
Medical School chapter of the Ameri-
can Medical Women's Association
says.
The pocket-sized handbook, "PART-
NER VIOLENCE:
How You Can Rec- US -
ognize and Inter-
venein Partner Vio- mak I
fence, A Guide for
Health Care comfort
Providers,"aims to
help health care commun
providers identify
and treat the nega-
tive effects of do- President
mestic violence. C
The handbook in-
cludes information about looking for
the cues of abuse, obtaining informa-
tion through questioning and screening
the patient, documenting injuries, and
intervening techniques for health care
providers.
It also includes legal options for the
victim within the state of Michigan and
a list of shelters and hotlines in Michi-
gan.
Sonja Van Hala, president of the
AMWA chapter at the University, said
a primary goal of producing the hand-
book is to make it easier for health care

of
h

workers to address the issues of vio-
lence.
"Abuse situations make doctors more
nervous as well as the patient," she said.
"We want to make it more comfortable
for communication."
Katja Rowell, the domestic violence
chair of the University's AMWA stu-
dent chapter, also said physicians who
are more sensitive to the issues of spou-
sal abuse will
provide the best
care to its vic-
loretims.
io"eDUrn m e s t i e
violence is a
health issue,"
ation." Rowell said. "it
is unfortunate
Sonja Van Hala that it can be
the University overlooked in all
apter of A MWA aspects of soci-
ety."
Joyce Wrightthe training and edu-
cation coordinator of the Sexual As-
sault Prevention and Awareness Cen-
ter, said she feels the booklet is ai
important step in recognizing the signs
of violence.
"I think the booklet is an excellent
resource for health care providers.
For someone who is a survivor (of
domestic violence), oftentimes they
are silent and knowing what signs to
look for can help providers in trying
to break the silence," Wright said.
Wright said she agrees it is a job of

health care providers to spot the signs
of abuse.
"It is imperative for medical person-
nel to look for signs of dating vio-
lence," she said. "I believe that training
needs to be done."
The University's student chapter of
AMWA has worked with the curricu-
lum faculty to distribute the 500 printed
handbooks to all University medical
students.
"We had no domestic violence cur-
riculum last year as first-year students.
(Second-year medical students) had
none last year either," Rowell stated.
"The great thing is once (the handbook)
came out in print, faculty ... put it into
the curriculum."
The student chapter of the AMWA
is planning to widen the spectrum of
distribution. Immediate plans are to
provide handbooks to current fourth-
year medical students and to future
second-year medical students up
through the 2000-2001 academic cal-
endar.
Future plans include distribution to
othermedical institutions within Michi-
gan.
"We have hopes to expand:however,
we want to get handbooks distributed to
certain places (in the state) first," Rowell
said.
[ventual ly,organizers said they hope
to expand outside the state.
"We hope to take it nationally at
some point," Van Hala said.

Organizations offer
movies, speakers and
honors for students
By Heather Miller
Daily Staff Reporter
Before they graduate, seniors will
have the opportunity to participate in
the Zero Year Reunion, network with
University alums and attend the North
Campus Spring Fest. Each of these
events is part of the annual Senior Days.
Senior Days, which started last Tues-
day and runs through graduation, is a
chance for seniors "to say goodbye to
the University in a positive way," said
Kelly Korreck, an LSA sophomore on
the Senior Days planning committee.
Senior Days also is a chance for se-
niors to "spend time with friends before
they graduate," Korreck said.
The Office of Student Activities and
Leadership funds Senior Days, and the
planning committee, which is composed
ofstudents, helps sponsororganize and
publicize events.
Other organizations also sponsor
events, such as last Sunday's Cham-
pion Guts to Glory Olympic Obstacle
Course sponsored by the Tower Soci-
ety and Champion.
"It's a mix of different organizations
that put things on," said Charlie Osstein,
an LSA sophomore on the Senior Days
planning committee.
This is the third year the University
has held Senior Days.
"It's been very popular," said Tami
Goodstein, a coordinator in the Office
of Student Activities and Leadership.
The goal of Senior Days is "to have
different kinds of
activities to cel-
ebrate seniors' I think
graduation," she
said. r al go
Thisyearthere
is a greater vari- 5rivs sen
ety of activities chance to
for students.
"We have little time
more events this
year than previ- f
ous years,"
Goodstein said. studies.
"Itjustcontinues
to grow." -M
While there Business
are some Senior
Days traditions,
such as honor receptions and Alumni
Days, the events change from year to
year.
"It's basically. totally different
things," Osstein said. "But there's al-
ways a major speaker or performer."
This year's major speaker was Barry
Williams, who played Greg Brady on
"The Brady Bunch." Williams spoke
at Rackham Auditorium on Sunday
night.

Senior Days Events
Today: Michigan Leadership
Awards, 4:30 - 6 p.m.,
Michigan Union Ballroom.
Tomorrow: "Grease," 7 and 9
p.m., Pierpont Commons.
Thursday: "The Big Chill," 9:30
p.m., State Theater.
Friday: Zero Year Reunion, 2 - 6
p.m., Michigan Union; Latino/a
Graduation Reception, 4-6
p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan
Union.
Saturday: "The Groove," 1 - 6
p.m., Palmer Field, "Annual
'70s Jam," 9 p.m. - 1 a.m,
Michigan Union University Club;
"Gran Baile Final," 9 p.m.-1:30
a.m., Michigan Union Ballroom.
Monday: Alumni Days, 10 a.m.
- 1 p.m., Alumni Center.
April 23: North Campus Spring
Fest, 12:30 - 5 p.m., North
Campus Diag; The APA Awards,
5 p.m., Michigan Union
Ballroom.
April 25: Native American
Senior Celebration &
Appreciation Picnic, 1- 6 p.m.,
Trotter House.
April 26: LGB Honors
Reception, 4 p.m., Michigan
Union Kuenzel Room.
"This year, (Williams) is the bid
event," Korreck said.
Last year, the University hosted Harry
Connick Jr. as its major Senior Days
performer.
While some of the activities, such as
the workshops, are tailored specifically
for seniors, and
cover such topics
its a asjobsearchingon
the Internet and de-
Sid a.It veloping inter-
viewing skills, the
r a events are open to
spend a all students.
awa everybody's in-
vited," Osstein
said.
Business senior
Marc Ashenberg
said he plans to par-
rC Ashenberg ticipate in the Se-
SChool senior nior Days actvi-
ties.
"I think it'd a
really good idea," Ashenberg saidi"It
gives seniors a chance to spend a little
time away from their studies."
However, other students said they do
not know what Senior Days has to offer.
"I have no clue what (Senior Days)
is," said Engineering senior Michael
Bair.
LSA senior Brian Ashton agreed.
"I haven't even heard about it," he
said.

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A2 City Council passes resolution
to boycott Burmese commerce

By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
At the urging of student members of
the University's Amnesty International
Chapter, the Ann Arbor City Council
passed a resolution last night that will
terminate city transactions with any U.S.
companies conducting business in
Burma.
Some city councilmembers also urged
Ann Arbor citizens to boycott compa-
nies that do business in Burma.
The southeastern nation of Burma
hoped to end the unstable military rule
it has been under since the late '60s
when it held U.S.-supported free elec-
tions in 1988. However, the elected
officials were never allowed to take
office and Burma remains under an
oppressive military dictatorship. The

current government had named the
country Myanmar, but the United States
has not recognized the dictatorship and
still refers to the nation as Burma.
Before the vote, RC first-year stu-
dent and Amnesty International mem-
ber Ryan Friedrichs told the council,
"We need to let Burma's elected lead-
ers know that we care."
Councilmember Jean Carlberg (D-
3rd Ward) proposed the resolution and
said this measure was consistent with
Ann Arbor's often global perspective.
"This would not be Ann Arbor if we did
not involve ourselves in the wider
world," she said.
Councilmember Elisabeth Daly (D-
5th Ward) listed some of the major
companies currently doing in business
in Burma.

Daly mentioned Pepsico-which
includes Taco Bell, KFC, Pepsi,
Pizza Hut and Frito Lay - Chase
Bank, Heineken and Texaco.
"I would urge all Ann Arbor citi-
zens to consider boycotting their
goods," she said.
The resolution passed by a vote
of 8-2 and was opposed by
Councilmembers Jane Lumm and
David Kwan (both R-2nd Ward)
who felt foriegn policy fell outside
ofthe council'sjurisdiction. "I think
this issue is important," Kwan said.
"But I don't think this is the prov-
ince of City Council."
Lumm said she liked to stick to
her main political focus, which was
"very local."
Amnesty International members
explained why they were address-
ing the problems in Burma specifi-
cally. "The real question is, 'Why
Burma?"' said LSA junior Jose
Bartolomei, a group member.
"Burma is out there, it's in the news
-it is a glaring violation."
Bartolomei said Burma was just
one of the countries Amnesty Inter-
national was looking to aid. He said
the organization's goal was to follow
Harvard's lead and ban Pepsi from
the University's campus. Harvard
decided not to honor a million dollar
contract with Pepsi because of
Pepsico's dealings in Burma. "We
want to kick Pepsi offofcampus," he
said. "If Berkeley and Cambridge
can do it - so can we."

Let The Games Begin.
*Women's Varsity fballvs. Purdue
TODAY, 2pm, Aluni Softball Field.
*MensVarsita vs. Penn State
SUNDAY, 1pishr Stadium.
These:eventsare spoasred by Nike and
Senior ays 'r9e6.0 -, Nu
Gifts and Prizes( will begi""e out!
Come ad baie fun

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

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GROUP MEETINGS
Q ALIANZA - Latino Organization,
weekly meeting, 764-2837, Trot-
ter House, 1443 Washtenaw
Ave., 7 p.m.
0 Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters
Anonymous, weekly meeting,
913-6990, First Baptist Church,
512 E. Huron, 7-8:30 p.m.
U Orthodox Christian Fellowship,
meeting, 665-9934, Michigan

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J "Interviewing: K-12 Recruiter
Perspective," information ses-
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J "Israel Information
Day," information session, by
appointment, sponsored by
Hillel and Michigan Israel Con-
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STUDENT SERVICES
J Campus Information Centers,
Michigan Union and North Cam-
pus Commons, 763-INFO,
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GOpherBLUE, and http://
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World Wide Web
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Tutoring, 741-8958, Mason.
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