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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 26, 1996 --3

Man attacked
outside local bar
A man said he was jumped by four
other men outside Rick's American
*Cafe bar on the corner of South
University Avenue and Church Street
early Saturday morning.
The man said he sustained an injury
to his wrist but was not robbed, accord-
ing to Department of Public Safety
reports. DPS did not catch any suspects.
Suspect shows
fake ID then flees
* An unidentified subject allegedly
presented a false ID at the Michigan
Union Bookstore on Sunday afternoon.
The subject fled in a vehicle. A wit-
ness saw the license plate of the sus-
pect's car, according to DPS reports.
DPS reports stated the suspect is
being investigated for stealing and con-
cealing property from the store.
Thief steals car's
OCD player
The owner of a vehicle parked in a
North Campus parking lot on Hayward
Street reported to DPS that his driver's
side window was broken and a CD
player was taken Saturday.
The owner said he parked his vehicle
in the lot at about 9 p.m. and returned
to his car at 11 p.m. DPS has no sus-
pects in the case.
sleep in League
Two men wanted by the Ann Arbor
Police Department were allegedly
sleeping Saturday night in the main
floor lobby of the Michigan League.
DPS reports stated that one of the
men was wearing a white coat and the
other man was wearing a burgundy
*coat. The caller said the men were not
guests at the League.
DPS officers found outstanding war-
rants on both men, and they were taken
into custody.
materials stolen
A caller reported Friday that wiring
equipment was stolen from a construc-
tion site Thursday.
0 The caller said the equipment was
taken at about 3:30 p.m. About 200 feet
of 500 MCM wire, worth approximate-
ly $620, was removed. DPS has no sus-
pects in the incident.
Package missing
in Frieze Building
A package containing a Japanese
mobile allegedly was stolen last month
from the Frieze Building, according to
DPS reports.
The package was 'addressed to an
instructor in the building and was set
down by the mailboxes in the building's
room. The instructor said he never
received the package, and DPS has no
suspects in the case.
Crowd gathers
*after OSU win

About 100 people congregated to
celebrate Saturday after Michigan's
football victory over Ohio State.
The group traveled from South
University Avenue to the Michigan
Union. They then walked to the Diag
and through the Hatcher Graduate and
Shapiro Undergraduate libraries,
according to DPS reports.
The crowd finally dispersed at the
Law Quad, and DPS reports stated it
was "no longer a problem:'
Man vomits in
East Quad room
A caller said her roommate's male
friend "was violently ill" Friday.
He was visiting her roommate, and
was transported to the University
edical Canter after vomiting and
complaining of sharp stomach pains.
The man was conscious, according
to DPS reports.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Anupama Reddy.

Bolcom receives prestigious faculty award

By Stephanie Powell
Daily Staff Rleporter
A love of music, composing and
teaching have been the ingredients for
success for this year's Russel Lecturer.
William Bolcom, a Music professor,
will deliver the Russel Lecture on March
11. The University's Research Club nom-
inated Bolcom this month.
The club - composed mostly of pre-
vious lecturers and organized by the

cant achievements of colleagues like
Bolcom," said Paul Boylan, dean of the
School of Music. "All of his col-
leagues are thrilled," he said.
Tom Dunn, chair of the Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs, said it is harder for musicians to
achieve this honor.
"It is a great choice because it is dif-
ficult to get somebody in the perfor-
mance area;" Dunn said.

Rackham gradu-
ate school -
named Bolcom
as the recipient,
and the
University Board
of Regents
approved the
decision at its
November meet-
The honor is

Prof. Bolcom is
a fountain of
- Derek Bermel
Music doctoral student

This is not
the first honor
that Bolcom
has received.
He won the
Governor Arts
Award in 1987,
the Pulitzer
Prize for music
in 1988, and

given to a faculty member who displays
outstanding teaching ability.
"It is a great honor and I am delight-
ed and sincerely flattered by the
award," said Bolcom, who has been a
faculty member at the University
since 1973.
Currently, Bolcom is working on
the lecture he will deliver in March.
This honor - the highest given to a
senior faculty member - was a great
recognition for the recipient and the
School of Music, said other University
faculty members.
"It calls to the attention of the
University's community of the signifi-

was elected to
the American Academy of Arts and
Letters in 1993.
Students said Bolcom is known for
his anecdotal style of teaching, and
he is also a virtuoso composer and
performer. Bolcom and his wife trav-
el to different parts of the world and
perform in front of different audi-
Bolcom plays the piano in addition to
other instruments.
Bolcom's students said they enjoy
his classes. One student said Bolcom
is tremendously articulate and well
read. He calls upon what he has
learned and applies it to what he

Music Prof. and composer William Bolcom relaxes in his office after a tour that included stops In New York and London. He
will give the esteemed Russel Lecture in March.

teaches, said Derek Bermel, a Music
doctoral student.
"Prof. Bolcom is a fountain of
knowledge," Bermel said. "He has a
wealth of practical experience to call
upon when giving a lesson."

As the students perform and collabo-
rate, they are able to put words and
music together, Bolcom said.
"He is a fine example to me because
he has helped me to reconcile two dis-
tinct facets, performing and composing,

of my own musical personali '
Bermel said.
When Bolcom was named to the
Finney Professorship in 1994, he Sis
described as "versatile" and "accm-

traditons '
By Ericks M. Smith
Daily Staff Reporter

State moves to ban't
cigarettes in prisons

Native American Heritage Month is
including an old tradition in its
November celebration.
Native American students, staff,
faculty and community members con-
tributed to the "Traditions Exhibit,"
which features everything from
acrylic paintings, photography and
beadwork to poetry, basket weaving
and quillwork.
"It fosters a lot of pride, especially
for students;" said Shannon Martin,
Native American coordinator for Multi-
Ethnic Student Affairs.
"Each of us have our own hidden tal-
ents in which we can express ourselves,
from the traditional to the contempo-
"It was brought to the table by the
Native American Programs Task Force
... there was a need for showcasing our
talents;' she said.
The exhibit, which is currently on
display in the Michigan Union Art
Lounge, has traveled to Pierpont
Commons, Trotter House and the
Michigan League.
"We hope to bring pride and cultur-
al awareness to our own Native
American community," Martin said.
"But our greatest task lies in edu-
cating non-native people about who
we are."
Those who contributed to the exhibit
said they enjoyed being able to give
something to the University communi-
"It was a way to honor an ancient
tradition that is near extinction," said

LANSING (AP) - State prison
guards are worried over the slow, delib-
erate elimination of cigarettes and other
tobacco products from the state's pris-
ons within the next 13 months.
Guards predict the plan to make pris-
ons smoke-free will trigger an increase
in prison violence and smuggling. They
fear that when many of the 40,000
inmates are forced to go cold turkey, the
atmosphere will get tense.
"If they try to totally stop smoking
and tobacco products in the prisons,
you'll get an increase in gang activity in
smuggling and fighting over territory;"
Fred Parks, executive director of the
Michigan Corrections Organization,
told The Detroit News.
Parks estimates that as many as 80
percent of Michigan inmates smoke.
The state has banned smoking in the
Mound Correctional Facility in Detroit
and the Newberry Correctional Facility
in the Upper Peninsula.
Since last year, another nine
Michigan prisons have outlawed smok-
ing except during a limited time out-
side. And by Jan. 1, 1998, the depart-

ment intends to have all 37 prisons and
15 prison camps smoke-free, the News
Kevin Venechuk, who has spent 11 of
his 30 years behind bars for receiving
and concealing stolen property, said
inmates are growing edgy knowing that
their right to smoke inside the prison is
about to be snatched away.
"I know smoking is bad for you, and
I'd like to quit;' said the Kalamazoo
man, who smokes a pack each day inside
the Michigan Training Unit in Ionia.
"But when they stop the smoking here, I
think it will get hostile for a while."
The 1,300 inmates are "already
geeked up" by the no-smoking talk and
by a threat from some lawmakers to
take away their cable television?
Venechuk said.
Exposure to secondhand smoke has
produced a flood of lawsuits against
prisons across the country, the News
said. That's a big motivator in the wave
toward smoke-free prisons.
In Michigan, the Department of
Corrections has been slapped with 38
lawsuits since 1988.

EMU coos set to.

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Second-year law student Mike Muizynski studies in the atmosphere of the Native
American art exhibit.

provide more phones

Melinda Watts-Ellis, whose finger-
woven artwork is on display.
Watts-Ellis also said she hoped that
those who saw the exhibit gained "a
sense of appreciation for the art
through the expression of individuals."
LSA senior Marc Levine said he usu-
ally studies in the Art Lounge and
always notices the artwork.
"I thought it was kind of sparse. I
liked it. I just wish there was more,"

Levine said.
Martin said she was pleased with
the art exhibit because it allowed the
Native American community to dis-
play their pride and hidden talents.
"Our culture is still strong and
intact and strength comes from our
young people who are the students,"
Martin said.
The Traditions Exhibit will be on dis-
play through Sunday.

police at Eastern Michigan University
are making emergency cellular
phones available to people worried
about being preyed upon by stalkers
or harassers.
The phones can only dial 911 and
can't receive incoming calls, said John
McAuliffe, director of the EMU
Department of Public Safety.
The program was started amid efforts
to increase awareness about date rape,
domestic violence and Michigan's
stalking law, said Todd Lancaster, com-
munity relations officer for campus
Ameritech donated three phones.
So far, only one has been given out.
Lancaster says it was given to a 22-
year-old EMU student who is being

stalked by an unknown person whp
peeked through her windows, brol
into her on-campus apartment at lealt
once and wrote a threatening letter.:
The woman - who asked not to b!
identified - said the phone makes h&
feel more secure.
Although she no longer lives in the
apartment that was broken into, -sle
said she does not feel safe.
"I'm a prisoner in my own life," se
said. "Knowing that the police are only
a phone call away really helps. I'm verb
glad that they have this systenT j
Lancaster hopes the program will
help others.
"It doesn't have to be a stalking viZ.
tim, but a person in any situation that
might warrant it," Lancaster said.

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and somewhere below many of the pri-
vates we consider to be our peers,"
Harrison said.
Seven of the 15 highest-paid
University employees are associated
with University Hospitals or the
Medical School. The highest 13 salaries
are more than $200,000.

Merit increases for deans averaged
4.0 percent. Engineering Dean Stephen
Director, who receives $206,100, is the
highest-paid dean.
Carr, along with basketball coach
Steve Fisher, received a 3-percent
increase. Fischer will earn $129,347
in University money.
Hockey coach Red Berenson will
earn $100,000, a 14.47-percent
increase from last year.
There is a large discrepancy

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head'coaches because almost all of
Carr's total income, including money
from the University's contract with
Nike, is reported in the salary record.
The other coaches receive more rev-
enue from outside contracts, Harrison
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