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The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 6, 1996n- 3

Youth allegedly
.attacked at
A 15-year-old boy said he was phys-
ically attacked by several unknown per-
sons at Arrowwood Co-op on
The boy said he was struck with fists
and unknown objects. He has injuries
to the left side of his face, according to
DPS reports. He also sustained a
bloody nose.
A social worker attempted to contact
the boy's mother after the .incident,
*hich occurred at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
AAPD officers responded to the scene
and questioned the victim, who has not
yet filed a report.
Cab driver leaves
accident scene
A witness reported to DPS that a cab
driver allegedly struck a car in front of
the taxi Monday.
The cab driver was pulling out of a
parking space in front of the Michigan
Union and hit the corner of the vehicle
in front of it, DPS reports said. The cab
driver was from Ann Arbor Cab
Company, according to DPS reports.
The Ann Arbor Cab Company deter-
mined the identity of the cab driver, who
was cited for "leaving the scene of a
property damage crash," DPS reports
stated. The cab driver told DPS that she
inspected the vehicle she struck and did
not see any damage to it, so she then left.
Trespassers roam
through Angell
Several cases of trespassing in the
Angell Hall computing site area were
reported this week.
In three separate cases, an unknown
individual was asked to leave the com-
puting center.
The first incident occurred 1:14 a.m.
Wednesday. In the second incident,
which occurred at 4:48 a.m.
Wednesday, the suspect was cite for
frequent trespassing violations, DPS
reports stated.
The third incident happened at 1:01
a.m. yesterday, and the suspect was
taken into custody.
Forged checks
cashed at mall
A male University student allegedly
took personal checks from a female
student's room in Stockwell residence
hall last weekend.
The female told DPS on Monday
that she knew the male student and that
he had cashed the checks at Briarwood
" Mall, according to DPS reports.
DPS transferred the case to AAPD,
which is investigating the incident for
fraud. No warrants were issued in the
case, DPS reports stated.
Two eye injuries
occur in labs
Two incidents of personal injury
happened in University labs this week.
In the first case, a cell biology lab
supervisor worked under a fume hood
for approximately one hour Tuesday
and then was taken to the emergency

room at the University Medical Center
" for injuries.
The supervisor sustained sunburn
and cuts to his eyes due to overexpo-
sure to UV light, DPS reports stated.
In the second incident, a caller
reported Tuesday that he injured the
retina of his eye while working with a
laser last Wednesday.
He received medical treatment but
wanted to file a report, DPS reports stat-
Solvent drums
soiled at hospital
A staff member at University
Hospitals reported Tuesday to DPS that
solvent drums had been contaminated
in the past week.
An unknown substance was added
to two 55-gallon drums of xylene
between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, DPS
reports stated.
The caller said she believed the "sub-
stance was placed in the drums on pur-
pose" DPS reports stated.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Anupama Reddv.

Tag Days
to kck off
U' medical students
hit the streets to
collect donations
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
In his short life, 9-month-old
Anthony has received two liver trans-
plants due to a malformation of the
bile duct system called biliary atre-
The roughly 120 medical students
who make up the Galens Medical
Society will be out in force on the
streets of Ann Arbor today and tomor-
row to collect donations that will bene-
fit Anthony and other children like him
in Washtenaw County.
"I think the goal is pretty simple -
to help kids," said Tag Days publicity
co-chair Jennifer Zelenock, a second-
year medical student.
Pravene Nath, an M.D.-Ph.D.
fourth-year student, said people who
give money to a Galens member dur-
ing Tag Days will receive a red or
green tag to wear as a symbol of their
Zelenock said 100 percent of the Tag
Days profits go to the children and not
for the group's own use.
"None of the money raised during
Tag Days is used for administrative
expenses or social events." Nath said.
"Everything that we do is for
Washtenaw County and only
Washtenaw County"
Tag Days Czar Karl Nicles, a fourth-
year medical student, said this makes
the event so rewarding.
"We don't see it as our money,"
Nicles said. "We see it as other people's
Zelenock said this is Galens' biggest
"We're kind of hoping to meet and
up our goal from last year," Zelenock
Nath, who is also a Tag Days public-
ity co-chair, said profits usually fall in
the range of $70,000 to $80,000 and

RHA security
panel suggests
S afety changes

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Eight weeks ago, the Residence
Halls Association formed the Security
Task Force. Last night, the task force
reported back to RHA with their rec-
ommendations concerning campus
security, especially security in and
around the residence halls.
Last night, RHA unanimously voted
to establish the Board on Security,
which will be an ongoing security task

"I'm incredibly
proud of the work
the task force has
done" said RHA
President Randy
Members of
the task force
also said they
were pleased
with the work
they have done,
but they said there

I' m mE
proud of
the task

still remains a lot

Karen Rudolph, president of the Medical Students' Association, primes cash buck.
ets to go raising money for the needy in the name of the father of Greek medicine.

that people have given anything from
pocket change to sums in the thou-
The members who actually collect
the donations can be spotted by the red
ponchos they wear and the buckets for
Zelenock said that when she was
standing outside collecting donations
last year, a woman came out ofa restau-
rant to enthusiastically hand her a check
for $300.
"It's fun," Zelenock said. "You get lit-
tle surprises like that."
Nicles also said the community of'
Ann Arbor is exceptionally gener-
o us.
"'ve been pleasantly surprised by
how generous the people of Washtenaw
county and the students of University of
Michigan have been in past bucket dri-

ves," Nicles said.
Other Galens members also said they
appreciated the support they get from
local store owners.
Medical first-year student Jon
Wilenski said he is looking forward to
"a very important tradition."
"I think it's going to be a real positive
experience," Wilenski said. "I've heard
lots of great stories."
Dr. David Rosen, who is an honorary
faculty member of Galens, said it is
great to be a part of something like Tag
Nicles said the nine honoraries,
which are voted on by Galens' mem-
bers, are available whenever the stu-
dents need them.
"We want to make sure they get as
much support as possible." Rosen

more for them to do.
"We've realized that this is some-
thing that is ongoing," said task force
member Christine Mikesell. "It's some-
thing that needs to be continued to be
looked at."
Mikesell said the task force accom-
plished everything they set out to do,
and in the process realized there was
more to be done.
RC sophomore John Tsien. a mem-
ber of the task force, said they orga-
nized three categories for the informa-
tion found in their reports.
The three subgroups are administra-
tion, physical and education issues.
"Obviously, there's overlaps." Tsien
One of those overlaps is residence
hall doors, Tsien said. Some of the
doors have structural defects and do
not always automatically lock.
Students also prop doors open and
allow strangers to enter, which is an
educational concern because it could
jeopardize safety in the residence
"The residence education is some-
thing that would solve a lot of prob-
lems," said task force Vice Chair Colin
Other recommendations in the task
force's report include campus and secu-

rty phones, increasing lighting, ID card
scanners and trimming campus shrub-
"I think we see them all as impor-
tant,' said task force member Sarah
Sosbe about the various security topics.
Task Force Chair Tim Wright said the
Board on Security will continue to
work for the highest level of security on
One of the task force's endorsements
includes a 24-hour lockdown policy at
all secondary
Credibly "There are
things that can.
the Work be improved
and we're will-
force nis ing to work
with Housing
to make these
-- RandyJui things happen"
d u Wright said,
RHA president "Housing is
already really
"We want to work with Housing, but
Housing also wants to work with u.,"
lie said.
Steele said they want to also wprk
with any other groups concerned with
improving campus security.
"We want to make sure each buildig
gets what it needs.' Wright said.
Another task force member. LSA
sophomore Melanie Rausche, said each
residence hall and area -- meaning the
Hill area, Central Campus and North
Campus - have their own special
Rausche said she has already seen
positive results.
"Residents are thinking twice about
not locking their doors, propping doors,
letting people in, things like that,"
Rausche said.
Other students said they were
encouraged by the work the task force
"The work that this task force has
done will benefit students this year and
years to come," said Engineering junior
Lisa Keyser.
Each member of the task force was
assigned residence halls where they
spoke to staff and residents about their
security concerns. They then brought
their findings together to present to

Better watch out
for winter crimes

0 Officials say winter
break can be prime
time for burglaries
By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
When many students vanish from
campus for winter break, they might
want to bring home more than their
Ann Arbor Police Department Sgt.
Phil Scheel said there is no sure-fire
way to keep burglars out of apartments
and homes, so students should take
most of their valuables home.
"There's no good way to completely
prevent it from happening," Scheel
said. "Take their small valuables with
them, anything they can haul back for
the holidays."
Many students have heeded the
warning and plan to bring their most
expensive items home.
LSA sophomore Brian Fichtner said
he is worried about theft because of his
apartment's location in the building.
"We have a ground-floor apartment.
so it's easily accessible," Fichtner said.
"I'm just not going to leave the apart-
ment blindly, lock the doors and hope
everything is here in three weeks.
"I'm not going to take everything
because that's unreasonable, but I'm
thinking about what I'll take," Fichtner
Fichtner said he also plans to get
timed lights to deter potential thieves.
Scheel said AAPD officers still
patrol the city during the break, but
they won't know the total number of
thefts until students report them after

'They come back from Christmas
break, and the calls come in. Scheel
LSA senior Jessica Cobb said some-
one would be in her house over break.
but she said it is an inconvenience to
have to take valuables home. .
"It's a hassle to take a TV and com-
puter home just because people don't
have common sense enoughi to not
steal." Cobb said.
One way students may protect their
property is through renters' insur-
"Their personal items they are
responsible ftr" said Alyson Utley of,
Keystone Properties. "We help with
renters' insurance at the beginning of
the lease."
Utley, an assistant property manager.
said students who do not have renters'
insurance - not the landlords - are
responsible for stolen property.
Rackham student Carrie Hatcher said
she has never been robbed when she left
her apartment during the holidays, but
still plans to stay cautious.
"The only thing I do is put a bar on
the window" Hatcher said. "I try to
leave the radio and lights on.
"I have a cat, so someone comes
around to check on it," Hatcher said.
Hatcher said she also invested in
renters' insurance when she signed
her lease because she heard many sto-
ries from her friends about stolen
Department of Public Safety
spokesperson El izabeth Hall said
students living in the residence halls
should always keep their door
locked, especially in the next few

Before Leaving ..
2 Make sure doors are locked
and secure windows.
f Take all valuables home.
a Put a stop tomail and cancel
newspaper subscriptions.
Get a timer to make the radio
and television turn on at set
U Remove any flammable
holiday decorations from the
door and the rooms.
Turn off the water faucets.
V Unplug all electrical appli-
ances including the refrigerator
and the computer.
sources: Ann Arbor Police Department,
Department of Public Safety and Univerisy
"When a lot of people are coming
and going and carrying personal lug-
gage and possessions, it's the prime
time for theft," Hall said. "To avoid
being a victim of crime, room doors
should always be kept locked.
"Locked building doors shouldn't
be propped open," Hall said.
"Strangers shouldn't be trusted with
Some students living in the resi-
dence halls said they were not really
worried about security while they are
"I'm probably going to take most of
my things home not because I'm worried
about them getting stolen, but I want
them with me," said LSA first-year stu-
dent Mark Stewart, who lives on the
eighth floor of South Quad.
Engineering senior Kwame Fields
said he feels safer leaving his room for
the holidays because he lives in Bursley
residence hall on North Campus.
"I think it's more secure down here
than in Central," Fields said. "I'll take
home my electronics and leave every-
thing else here."

Official warns against
tough EPA standards

LANSING (AP) -- Car-emission
tests, higher prices for cleaner-burning
gasoline and restraints on economic
development could be ahead for
Michigan residents if tougher national
Clean Air standards are adopted, the
state's top environmental regulator said
The new federal standards for ozone
and particulate matter are being pro-
posed to better protect the nation's
health, according to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
But state Environmental Quality
Director Russell Harding said scientific
evidence disputes that the changes will
make much difference, at least when it
comes to ozone.
Instead, they'll cost businesses, car
owners and even barbecuers money
and/or inconvenience, Russell said dur-
ing a Lansing news conference.
"I personally don't believe the stan-
dard could be met ... without extreme
economic hardship," he said. "What we
need is a rational discussion on the ben-
efits and the costs so the public can
make a decision."
.EPA Administrator Carol Browner
has estimated that meeting the new
standards would cost between $6.5 bil-
lion and $8.5 billion a year nationwide.

But she claimed that would be ollseftby
up to $120 billion in health benefits,
such as fewer hospital stays or missed
The proposed changes are four to
five years from taking effect. They nay
be altered before June, when the EPA
must issue its final rules. Congress 41so
has the right to review the regulations
and may make significant changes.
George Wolff. a General Motors
atmospheric engineer who chaired the
EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory
Committee, said yesterday that scientif-
ic findings don't back up the EPA's con-
tention that tougher ozone standards
will protect public health significantly
"You can't use science to pick the
number" for limiting ozone emissions,
he said. "Most (committee) members
suggested a range."
The same is not true for particulate
matter. The committee could not reach
a consensus on what the best level
should be for particulates. which are
dust and other airborne particles emit-
ted mainly from smokestacks.
Michigan has the newest car fleets in
the country. Harding said, with fewer
old cars on the road putting out lots of

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