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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 1

'U' libraries put
select volumes
up for sale
1 More than 3,500 withdrawn and dupli-
cate volumes from University libraries
will be available at a public book sale
from 10 am. to 4 p.m. on Friday in the
atrium of the Shapiro Undergraduate
Library. The selection represents a wide
range of subjects, including a large
assortment of works in psychology, phi-
losophy, religion and mathematics. The
sale is open to the public.
brad show has
food for thought
From novels to short stories to con-
temporary cookbooks from Indonesia
and Thailand, the newest exhibit at the
north entrance to the Hatcher Graduate
Library has it all.
In keeping with the University's
theme for the semester, "Food in
&lobal History" the Graduate Library's
hibition features selected works from
its collections. One display case focus-
es on six different literary works that
feature food and includes
"Remembrance of Things Past,"
Marcel Proust's seven-volume work in
French, written after the author had a
treat of tea and cookies.
"The tea and cookies brought back a
memory that lasted for seven volumes,"
said exhibit curator Judith Ahronheim.
Tea is also the main ingredient in a
!splay featuring the tea party from
"Alice in Wonderland." A work by
Virginia Woolf features beef stew and
Thomas Pynchon's novel, "Gravity's
Rainbow," includes bananas.
Yet another display features contem-
porary cookbooks from some more
exotic library programs and includes
books from Indonesia and Thailand.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 27.
CROP Walk to
benefit charities
Washtenaw County will hold its
22nd annual CROP Walk on Sunday,
Oct. 6. The six-mile walk will begin
and end at St. Mary's Student Chapel,
located at 331 Thompson St.
Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the
walk starts at 2 p.m.
All money raised will help the out-
*ach efforts of Arbor Haven Shelter,
Brown Chapel A.M.E., Community
Action Network, Food Gatherers,
Northfield Human Service, Saline
Social Service and St. John's St.
Vincent dePaul Society.
In the 21 years that CROP Walks
have been held in Washtenaw County,
almost $670,000 has been raised for
hunger relief in the county and around
~e world. On the day of the walk,
anned goods will be collected and dis-
tributed to Women in Transition and
Safe House.
For more information, or to register
as a walker or as a sponsor, call Rob
Carpenter at the Interfaith Council for
Peace and Justice at 663-1870.
Web site contest
offers cash prizes
Vivarin has announced the expan-
sion of the "Vivarin There's No Place
Like Home Pages 2.0 contest."

In 1996, the competition that honors
the coolest sites on the World Wide
Web designed by college students will
be open to full-time graduate students,
who were previously excluded from a
chance to win the grand prize of a
$10,000 scholarship.
From Sept. 3 through Dec. 31, stu-
Oents who visit Vivarin's contest site at
http://www/vivarin.com/vivarin can
access the complete set of rules and
enter their web site address using a con-
venient electronic entry form. Winners
will be announced in February 1997.
Entries will be judged based on cre-
ativity, design, content, accessibility
and navigability of links, and value of
the service provided.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jeff Cox.

A2 befriends
sister ctles
worldwide
By Heather Kamins
For the Daily
Just outside the city limits of Ann Arbor stands a sign with
the names of Ann Arbor's five sister cities - Tubingen,
Germany; Hikone, Japan; Belize City, Belize; Peterborough,
Ontario and Juigalpa, Nicaragua.
And while Ann Arbor is not alone in having sister cities -
communities all over the country have foreign counterparts
- it is one of just a few with as many as five.
Brigitte Maasen, co-chair of Ann Arbor's sister city com-
mittee, said Ann Arbor benefits from its relationships with
other countries.
"Because people have stereotypes about other countries,
(this program) allows you to see how different somebody else
is and how alike we all are," Maasen said.
The sister-city concept was developed by President
Dwight Eisenhower and was an outgrowth of World War II.
"It provided a way for the countries to come together and
to build bridges with the 'enemies," said Mayor Ingrid
Sheldon. "The sister cities were to foster understanding so as
there would never be war again."
As support for the program became extremely strong and
interest in it grew, cities all over the United States formed sib-
ling bonds with cities all over the world. Ann Arbor has had
at least one sister city for more than 30 years.
Ann Arbor, because of its close connections to the
University, encompasses a diverse and multicultural commu-
nity. The city looks to its foreign students as a way of gaining
understanding and learning, Sheldon said.
In Ann Arbor, there is no office that handles the creation
of or the fostering of the relationship with the sister cities. It
takes a "very dedicated community of volunteers and a large
effort to sustain the relationship (with a sister city),' Sheldon
said.
"The interest of a group of citizens can create a sister city,"
Maasen said.
Tubingen and Hikone, also university towns, became Ann
Arbor's sister cities in 1965 and '69, respectively. In 1994,
Maasen and Sheldon traveled to Japan to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of friendship between Ann Arbor and Hikone.
Every year a delegation of junior high students from either
Ann Arbor or Hikone travels to the other town for a two- or
three-week educational trip.
Belize became a sister city in 1967, and in 1983
Peterborough joined the group. Every year Ann Arbor partic-
ipates in a sport cultural exchange with the town of
Peterborough. The 600-700 participants range in ages from
10-16 and can compete in nine sports.
"The teams compete in friendly competition. No one cares
who wins," said Peterborough Recreation Coordinator Mary
Gallop. "This is a great opportunity for Peterborough chil-
dren to meet people in another country. It brings a lot of peo-
ple together in a community event to learn about another cul-
ture."
In 1986 Juigalpa became Ann Arbor's fifth sister city, but
its relationship is different than those with other sister cities
- Juigalpa and Ann Arbor first united because of a citizen
referendum as a way of becoming more conscious of politi-
cal conflict.
"We have to be more aware, people to people," Sheldon
said.
In 1986 a large delegation of volunteers from Ann Arbor
traveled to Nicaragua and assisted the people with sanitary
matters and shipped the people of Juigalpa a garbage truck
and school supplies.

MSA looking t
fill vacant seat°

By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
This term the Michigan Student
Assembly wants more than your vote
- they may want you.
MSA needs to fill the two LSA rep-
resentative slots vacated by Fiona Rose,
who was elected president of the
assembly, and Paul Scublinsky, who left
to become president of the LSA-
Student Government.
A special LSA-SG appointments
committee will fill these two positions,
which have been open since March.

done by-the end of the
"When we find two appir t
qualified, we w ta e
away."
Shah said the comminee n ra iLw
all applications and then m condact
an interview process. W may inter
view the applicants - but it re ire
whole lot then we won't hae tinm to do
interviews," he said.
Those selected to fill the re<iesemt
tive positions will only serve unn the
end of the fall term. Afler tha they wil
need to be formally elected durin

The committee
is currently
accepting
applications
for the seats,
which are open
to all LSA stu-
dents.
"We aren't
looking for
people who
want to fill
their resumes:'

We think it's
important to get
new blood on the
assembly."
- Paul Scublinsky
LSA-SG president

November elec-
tions should they
on the assenmbly.
[But Rose sid
those chosen x;ill
have an opporta-
diference on the
4 5 -. m _ . e r
assembly. though
the ippointment<
wisoi at

MARGARET MYERS/Daily
Engineering students Jeffrey Lemaster and Oreste Prada
hang flags of Hispanic countries outside Trotter House to
prepare for the Latino/a welcome picnic yesterday.
CELEBRATION
Continued from Page 1A
meet each other," LSA junior Chueco Martinez said.
The officers' arrival interrupted an afternoon of barbecued
fajitas and Latin music provided by a disc jockey.
The picnic was an opportunity for many students, new and
old, to get to know one another.
"It's my first year here, and I want to do something to get
involved in my community," said Juan Hernandez, a first-
year Business graduate student. "This gives you a chance to

get together with peo-
ple you normally
wouldn't run into."
Students at the pic-
nic could become
familiar with Latino/a
student organizations.
"We're a new group
and this is the first
year we've opened up
to math and science
students:' said Oreste
Prada of the Society of
Hispanic Professional
Engineers. "This year
we're hoping to get
more involved with
groups who are social-
ly and politically
active."
Saturday night,
about 200 students
tore up the floor at the
Union.

CCThis gives
you ar chance to
get together
with people you
normally
ouldn't run
HI ON
- Juan Hernandez
First-year Business
graduate student

said LSA sophomore Pareen Shah,
appointments committee chair. "We
want student leaders who are serious
about getting involved in the govern-
ment."
Scublinsky said the committee is
looking for students without MSA
experience or friends on the assembly.
"Often people who run are people
who know students on the assembly,"
Scublinsky said. "We think it's impor-
tant to get new blood on the assembly
- people who won't come in with pre-
conceived notions about the way things
should be run."
Scublinsky said committee members
are hoping that many students will
apply.
"We have a few applications but
would like to get a lot more,"
Scublinsky said. "We want to pick from
the most diverse group of students pos-
sible."
Shah said the committee has no
scheduled deadline but hopes to fill the
seats soon. "We are hoping to have this

about two months.
"No individual has more s han any
other, but as a whole the nsscmbly
makes important decisions o evr
level," Rose said. "Thoe (point
ed) members will be paroi ha e-
tive."
Applications for the ambly a
are available at the MSA n\ te a 3909
Michigan Union.
The assembly is ao looig s
dents to apply for 10 admlnistr'Le and
faculty committee positn hoe
appointed will represent studet' inter-
ests and may have a voe on polcy
issues at committee meensr
"I think we're looking r a ager
and enthusiastic student voe who is
pervasive and will be her bghout
the University on all s,' LSA
Rep. Mike Nagrant, w h M. A
Campus Governance Co
Applications for admand
faculty committee i a
available in the MSA o i due
Oct.l.

Bienvenida dance at the Michigan

The DJ and the orchestra led by Latin singer Helena
Santiago played a variety of music.
"Latino dance is very varied. Whenever we have a huge
welcome like this we don't want to be exclusive or bore any-
body to death," said Maria Alejandra Perez, a Latino Task
Force member.

New web site makes finding an
apartment easier for students

Know of ne,
Call76-DAI-
We need
producers,
directors, writers,x.
odtors, editors,-;f g
pooeset.No EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
and WOLW is open to all students,
regardless of concentration!
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Tonight
Mon. Sept. 16 at 8pm in Union Ballroom,
or
Walk-In: 7-8pm and 9-]Opm
For more info: 763-8130 or wolv Tm ch-e U

By Michael Blair
For the Daily
Looking for an apartment or sublet in
Ann Arbor is by no means an easy task,
as anyone who has ever done so knows.
The Internet is now making it simpler
to find an apartment.
Rent Net is the first web site where
prospective tenants can not only get an
extensive description of an apartment's
amenities, but can also view color pho-
tos, floor plans, location maps, review
the rental requirements of the property,
and communicate with individual prop-
erty owners without picking up a phone
or leaving home.
"I would definitely use it. This is an
awesome service," said LSA junior Kim
Santiago, who is majoring in communi-
cations. "I like the accessibility and the
pictures. This is especially good if you're
here and you're going out of state."
Rent Net can take care of every facet
of your next big move. This web site
contains a link to Ryder Truck Rental,
which allows users to rent Ryder vehi-
cles over the computer with a 15-per-
cent discount. Rent Net also has links

with CUC Autovantage - a personal-
ized reference of the automobile dealers
in the area of your apartment, and a link
to Huntington Bank.
Rent Net's bank link allows Internet
users to perform bank transactions,
apply for CDs, credit cards and access
accounts that can be opened with a user
name and an account password. This
high-tech link also is also compatible
with personal banking programs
Quicken and Managing Your Money.
"We looked at the Internet as a long-
distance tool" said Jed Katz, a co-cre-
ator of Rent Net. Katz and his business
partner Phil Marcus started Rent Net to
help make long-distance moves easier.
Katz said the real inspiration behind
Rent Net was Marcus' move from Los
Angeles to San Francisco, a trip he had
to make three times before finding an
apartment.
While Rent Net may prove to be
lucrative for managers of large apart-
ment complexes and people who occa-
sionally sublet, Ann Arbor Tenants
Union Coordinator Pattrice Jones
warns that students should be cautious

in renting apartments through Rent Net.
"With this kind of innovation, there's
an opportunity to rip students off"Jones
said, adding that dishonest renters will
show students examples of an apartment
and not the actual apartment the student
is interested in renting. "You can do your
backwork on the Internet, but there is no
substitute for actual contact with the
managers of the apartment."
Each month, Rent Net's online ads
reach more than 100,000 people who
use the service to relocate. Rent Net is
currently available in all 50 states and
three Canadian provinces.

REISTRAR'S BULLETIN BOARD
Each term the Registrar will publish important information and key dates affecting students
DATES TO REMEMBER

For more information
A story in Thursday's Daily described the power yoga classes offered at Inward Bound. The classes are offered on a drop-in
basis Saturday mornings at the Friends Center at 1420 Hill St.

Last Day to:
Mon., Sept. 23
Mon., Sept. 23
Mon., Oct. 14

WITHDRAW FROM FALL TERM-with payment of $50
disenroliment fee and $80 registration fee.
DROP ALL CLASSES-with a reduction in tuition. NOTE:
Some units (Law, Medicine and Dentistry) begin classes on a
different academic calendar and this date will vary for those
units.
WITHDRAW FROM FALL TERM-with payment of half
tuition and $80 registration fee. NOTE: This date will vary for
the units having a different academic calendar.

GROUP MEETINGS EVENTS

C College Democrats, mass meeting,
930-6953, East Hall, Room 1360,
7:30 .m
aJ Cycling Club, mass meeting, Angell

U "Community Service Learing Day,"
brown bag lunch and discussion,
sponsored by School of Public
Health, SPH i. Room 3001, 12-1.

Michigan Union and Pierpont
Commons, 763-INFO,
info@umich.edu, UM*Events on
GOpherBLUE, and http://
www.umch.edu/-info on the
World Wide Web

Beginning:

Tues., Sept. 24

WITHDRAW FROM FALL TERM-pay half tuition and $80

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