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Mots plague
NI campus
after ball game
he University of Northern Iowa's
Homecoming festivities led to rioting
Saturday, resulting in the arrest of near-
Iy two dozen people.
The campus bars in Cedar Falls,
Iowa, closed early, only to be followed
'by a period of violence and destruction
on "The Hill," a student term for the
bar area of campus.
Sheriff's officials said 22 people
were charged with failure to disperse, a
*sdemeanor. In addition, two were
uharged with interfering with an officer.
Almost all of those arrested are
believed to be students, according to
the sheriff's office.
During the melee, one officers was
knocked to the ground when a brick hit
him near the ear just below his helmet.
Angie Linn, a UNI student who wit-
nessed the incident, said people were
fighting and destroying property for
early two hours late Saturday night.
Sarah Hawe, a UNI senior, said The
Hilkwas packed and people were pulling
out street signs and tearing out parking
meters. She said others were throwing
whatever objects they could find.
Officers used tear gas and pepper
spray to restrain the students.
"It was crazy," Linn said.
Earlier in the day, UNI's football
team crushed Illinois State, 47-10.
tudents help put
Nader on ballot
Ralph Nader, known widely for his
role as a consumer activist, will be on
November's presidential ballot in Iowa,
thanks in part to a group of Iowa State
University students.
Citizens for Nader is backing the
candidate this November for the presi-
*ptial ticket.
The Iowa Citizens for Nader com-
ruittee needed 1,500 signatures to get
Nader's name on the Iowa ballot, and
obtained 1,800.
Orew Chebuhar, president of the
Ames, Iowa, organization, said he was
skeptical as to whether the organization
would be able to get enough signatures.
Nader will be on the ballot in 21
states, and in 19 states he has official
te-in status.
"Nader is concerned about democra-
cy," Chebuhar said. "Nader appeals to
young people because he goes to col-
leges and gets involved."
Mayor ends
party at Rutgers
New Brunswick, N.J., Mayor
James Cahill has put his seal of'
roval on an ordinance requiring
rty permits for gatherings of more
than 50.
Cahill said the application process for
this permit would "allow city officials to
work more cooperatively with residents
.to assure events are more successful."
Meanwhile, New Brunswick resi-
dents and student organizations at
Rutgers University are looking into
ways to alter the ordinance.

Critics have called the ordinance
neonstitutional" and have said the
1dinance unfairly targets the college
community.
Cahill said city officials are "looking
i4ecrease compliance with city codes
^ erdinanes, to provide for the safe-
lyand well-being of those attending the
wefts and to mitigate the kind of
ifs dctt that some large parties have had
in our neighborhoods:'
The ordinance, which Cahill signed
tTuesday, will take effect Oct. 28.
The ordinance will require residents
anticipating more than 50 guests to regis-
ter their events if the hosts also intend to
soicit or collect any type of contribution.
--osts must apply for a $20 permit
seven working days before the
event.
- Compiled from the University Wire
by Daily Staff'Reporter Janet Adanm.

LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 16, 1996 - 3

Journalism program receives $3.25M grant

By Prachish Chakravorty
Daily Staff Reporter
Thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L.
Knight Foundation, the Michigan Journalism
Fellows program will be at least S3.25 million
richer.
Of the five-year grant, S2.25 million is slated to
endow three general fellowships and SI million
will be devoted to covering expenses related to the
director's position, according to a Knight
Foundation statement.
As a "challenge" grant, MJF needs to match the
total figure through its own fund raising to receive
the funds, said MJF Director Charles Eisendrath.
"It's the biggest single grant we've ever
received," Eisendrath said. "The next biggest sin-

gle grant was S750,000"
The Knight Foundation, established in 1950.
was once associated with Knight-Ridder newspa-
pers but is now completely independent.
"The foundation is one of the 25 largest private
foundations" said Del Brinkman, director of jour-
nalism programs at the Knight Foundation. "It has
programs in journalism, education, arts and cul-
ture and community initiatives."
In the field of journalism, the foundation aims
to support press freedom worldwide and the edu-
cation of journalists, Brinkman said. The founda-
tion has provided major support for mid-career
journalism fellowship programs like MJE
"We believe Michigan provides one of the pre-
mier mid-career programs for journalists,:

Brinkman said of the program, which offers pro-
fessional journalists a year of study at the
University. "Our board is intent on sustaining and
improving the kind of quality journalism that will
inform the America of the 21st century."
The program offers selected mid-career journal-
ists a full academic year of individualized study at
the University to become Michigan Journalism
Fellows, according to MJE Candidates are pro-
vided full tuition and S30,000 stipends during the
year.
"(The grant) is great for us because we realize
how wonderful the program is," said Bill Rose,
editor of the Miami Herald's Sunday magazine,
lropic, and a member of this year's program.
"A grant of that magnitude pretty much ensures

that this program is going to be around for a lotr
time,' Rose said. "It proves that the program is onC
of the premier programs in the country."
Ironically, the University does not ofTer degrees
in journalism.
"There's neither ail undergrad major or a grad
degree (in journalism)." Eisendrath said. MJF.
which was established in 1973, is part of Rackham
and receives independent funding.
Brinkman added that MJF is a program where
journalists study background subjects rather than
journalism itself.
"(The lack of journalism degrees) is an internal
issue at the University: Brinkman said.
Rose agreed. "I think it would be great if they
did have a journalism major here." he said.

Officer te stffie s to.
accused killer's
mental, stability

PONTIAC (AP) - A man accused
of killing his homosexual admirer was
visibly upset but didn't appear mental-
ly ill shortly after the shooting, the
officer who arrested Jonathan Schmitz
testified yesterday.
Officer Arthur Couture said that
during his 19 years with the Auburn
Hills Police Department, he has dealt
with unstable and suicidal people --
and Schmitz didn't seem to fit that
description.
Schmitz, 26, of Lake Orion, is
charged with first-degree murder in
the shooting of Scott Amedure in
March 1995. Amedure, 32, had
revealed a secret crush on Schmitz, a
heterosexual, on a taping of "The
Jenny Jones Show" days earlier.
An unsigned suggestive note left at
Schmitz's apartment prompted him to
plan and carry out a killing, prosecu-
tors say.
Couture knew about the shooting in
Amedure's Oakland County home and
was looking for the suspect's car when
lie found Schmitz sobbing at a pay

phone at a gas station, the officer told
Jurors.
Schmitz was calling police himself,
Couture said Schmitz told him thee
was a gun in the back seat of his car.
He arrested Schmitz, who stopped cr;-
ing during the drive to the police sta-
tion, he said. Schmitz later was turne1
over to sheriff's Detective Craig Stol.
"As the defendant was being pt
into Detective Stout's car, the defen-
dant said, 'Thank you for being so nice
to me,"' Couture testified. Schmitz did
not appear mentally disturbed, Couture
said in response to a question from
Assistant Prosecutor Roman Kalytiak;
Also yesterday, Oakland County
Sheriff's Detective Jerry Dial said he
went to Amedure's mobile home in
response to a 911 call. He found a
spent shotgun shell in the snow outside
and a broken door window.
He found Amedure's body inside.
Amedure's roommate, who had called
police, was unharmed.
Amedure's mother, Pat Graves, qu i-
etly cried as Dial described the scene.

JOSH BIGGS/Daily
Monica Moorehead, presidential candidate for the Workers World Party, spoke yesterday at the Trotter House. Her party is on
the November ballot in 12 states, including Michigan.
T d-p arty canddate speaks
of social issues, injustices

By Ajit K. Thavarajah
Daily Staff Reporter
Moorehead realizes
she will not end up in
the White House
Anger-filled cries of political unfair-
ness and the need for the end of capital-
ism rang out through the third floor of
the Trotter House last night.
The meeting, led by Workers World
Party's presidential candidate Monica
Moorehead, discussed the election
process and injustices toward minori-
ties, women, lesbians and gays.
But Moorehead has no delusions
about this year's upcoming elections.
"We understand that we're not
going to win this election," she said.
"What we want to do is inform people
on how unfair the politicians are and
how we should go to a socialistic gov-
ernment."
In Moorehead's view, capitalists pur-
sue a "policy of only helping the
wealthy class."
"We must end the murderistic sys-
tem of capitalism," she said. "The cur-

rent two-party system only gives the
usual status quo."
Currently, the WW P is on the
November ballot in 12 states, including
Michigan.
Moorehead and some of her most
ardent supporters tried to get her party's
point across by protesting at events
such as President Clinton's birthday
party fund-raiser and the Third Party
debate. Each event provided some
short-lived yet lively debate, which
ended with officials escorting the pro-
testers from the scenes.
Ann Arbor resident Paul Lefrak
agreed with Moorehead's comments.
"(The government is) destroying
programs that are still very much
needed," said Lefrak,. head of Anti-
Racist Action, a new campus organi-
zation. "Their solution is to get rid of
welfare and affirmative action. They
don't seem to think that it's their
responsibility to help these groups in
need. They believe that being poor is
an evil"
Also part of the WWP's agenda is
tripling the minimum wage, stopping
cutbacks on affirmative action, offering

free universal health care and reducing
the number of citizens who are placed
in jail unfairly.
Jane Cutter, WWP candidate for U.S.
Congress' I 3th district, hopes that
imprisoned citizens, such as Mumia
Abu-Jamal. are freed should socialists
take control of the government.
'This is a man who was unfairly
imprisoned for shooting a police offi-
cer,' Cutter said. "He was put in jail
only because he uncovered the corrup-
tion of several high ranking police offi-
cers. We must end the quick solution of
jail sentences and replace them with
real reform programs."
LSA first-year student David Taub
disagreed with Moorehead and
Cutter after hearing the party's plat-
form.
"I think this is a completejoke," Taub
said. "They blame all their problems on
capitalism and think that changing to a
socialistic country would help."
Taub said history has already passed
a verdict on socialism.
"Socialism failed in Eastern Europe,
there is simply no convincing proof that
socialism works," he said.

MSA
Continued from Page 1
Ann Arbor resident Paul Lefrak, a
leader of the Free Mumia Coalition,
reiterated the crowd's belief in the
importance of affirmative action both
in University policies and in society as
a whole.
"MSA needs to be beating back the
racist and sexist movement that wants
to roll back the gains that affirmative
action has already made," Lefrak said
amid applause and cheers that repeat-
edly filled the Union Ballroom last
night.
MSA members also condemned the
resolution and voiced their support for
affirmative action.
"Tonight we take back the nation,"
said Engineering Rep. John Lopez.
"Tonight we can set an example that
will reverberate across the nation."
After the resolution was defeated.
those who came to show their support
for affirmative action gave the assem-
bly a standing ovation.
"We are happy with the actions the
assembly took tonight," said
Engineering junior Keith Naylor. "But
we were surprised that a member of the
assembly would even bring up a resolu-

tion against affirmative action."
The assembly then passed a resour-
tion drafted by LSA Rep. Amer Zahr
and amended by MSA Vice President
Probir Mehta endorsing the goals of
affirmative action and pledging that the
assembly will use its external relation'
committee to lobby in favor of any
University policy that supports affirma.
tive action.
"I think it's good we took a step to
take a definitive stand as a whole body
to represent the true concerns of stu-
dents," Zahr said. "This was an issue
that needed to get out in the open - I
commend David (Burden) for bringing
this issue out and all of those people
who filled this ballroom tonight."
Mehta agreed. "As a student voice.,
we spoke out and said we overwhelm
ingly support affirmative action."
MSA President Fiona Rose said the
meeting was special in that the assem-
bly got to hear individual students'
opinions.
"We saw the power of the masses and
we saw the power of what student
groups can do when they come togeth-
er," she said. "Affirnitive action is a
secondary issue when compared to the
importance of the assembly's hearing of
students' voices."

Body found in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- A woman's body was discov-
ered behind a factory, just days after authorities said they
would jointly investigate the unsolved murders of nine other
women in the region.
"It's too early to know how it fits in, Lt. Carol Price of the
Grand Rapids police said Monday. "It was close to Division
Avenue where prostitution takes place, but we don't know her
circumstances because we don't know who she was."
The body was found behind a factory Sunday after a tip
from a caller. The victim had been dead for at least two

months, Price said.
An autopsy failed to reveal the cause of death, so police
summoned experts who examine badly decomposed bodies.
Last week, several police agencies agreed to share informa-
tion on their multiple unsolved cases. The bodies were found
in remote areas over two years and most were strangled.
Seven of the nine women were prostitutes or drug users.
Two remain unidentified.
The FBI may be asked to create a psychological profile if
there is evidence ofa single killer

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