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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 1, 1996 - 3

Man allegedly
exposes himself
Two men allegedly exposed them-
selves in the sauna room of the Central
gampus Recreation Building on
According to Department of Public
Saiety reports, a man was allegedly
having "an erection in the sauna area of
the swimming pool" and an older man
was allegedly "masturbating."
DPS reports describe the men in
their mid-40s, and the caller said he
'd witnessed similar behavior in the
ast two semesters from at least one of
the men.
Lunches stolen
from Law Quad
At least eight to 10 lunches have
been stolen from the basement area of
Hutchins Hall in the Law Quad in the
est month, according to DPS reports.
The most recent incident occurred
Wednesday when the caller's lunch had
been removed from a refrigerator locat-
ed in the north lockerroom area of the
basement of the building.
The caller said the suspect is not
related to the University, according to
DPS reports.
Backpack stolen
'from dorm room
As a woman was sleeping in her East
Quad room, a suspect allegedly stole
,her backpack Tuesday morning.
The victim's door was unlocked, and
the bookbag was taken at 10:37 a.m.
Tuesday. The bag contained a wallet
with $80 and several credit cards, an
appointment book, a journal and a
*beckbook, according to DPS reports.
DPS has no suspects at this time.
Obscene graffiti
found at S. Quad
A blue marker was used to draw a
part of the male genitalia yesterday in
South Quad.
According to DPS reports, a penis
was drawn on the wall of Fred and
*aylor halls in South Quad between 2
and 4 a.m. yesterday.
DPS has found no suspects in the
Car backed into
steel bar
A car accidentally backed into a con-
orete wall with a steel bar jutting from
t in a Glen Street carport Tuesday
The bar went through the truck and
punctured the rear bumper. The bracket
for a railing was missing on the third-'
door wall, so the attaching bolts were
exposed, according to DPS reports.
The carport's parking maintenance is
scheduled to replace the missing rail-
Wind blamed for
4raffic accident
The wind is blamed for a traffic acci-

dent between a bicycle and a car on
lappan Street on Wednesday morning.
The victim's bike was allegedly
blown into the road by the wind and
was hit by an oncoming car at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, according to DPS reports.
The victim reported some bruises
9ut refused to file a medical report. The
car is described as a white mid-size
vehicle with possible damage to the
passenger side, according to DPS
3 plants stolen
Three plants in the fourth-floor
lobby of the LSA Building have been
stolen last week.
0 The caller reported the latest incident
ast Thursday and requested that more
DPS officers be dispatched to the area.
The plants are worth $40 each, accord-
ing to DPS reports.
- Compiled by Daily Staf'Reporter
Anupama Redd1v.

MSA sponsors
U.S. rep. debate

By Bram Elias
Raily Staff Reporter
As the time before Election Day
dwindles, candidates for Michigan's
13th congressional district have been
campaigning at a whirlwind pace, trying
to win votes days before the election.
Last night, the whirlwind blew into the
Michigan League's Vandenburg room.
Four of the five candidates in the race
were on hand for a Michigan Student
Assembly-sponsored debate that
stretched for almost two hours.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers
(D-Ann Arbor) was joined by candi-
dates from the Libertarian, Workers'
World and Socialist Equality parties in
the debate, which included opening and
closing statements from all the candi-
dates, scripted questions and questions
from the audience.
Noticably absent from the forum was
Republican Joe Fitzsimmons. The
Fitzsimmons campaign could not be
reached for comment.
The debate was moderated by Erin
Carey and David Burden. MSA
External Relations Committee chair
and vice chair, respectively.
The forum gave Rivers a chance to
restate part of her campaign's message.

Rivers explained what some of those
principles are.
"Student loans got me through U-M
and Wayne State Law, so needless to say.
i support student loans." Rivers said.
"My husband didn't have the skills for a
high-skill job. He enrolled in an appren-
ticeship program, and now he has one.
Needless to say, I support work training."
The questions posed by the modera
tors and audience ranged from educa-
tion to campaign finance reform.
"It's time for a national commitment
to education," Rivers said. "It's better to
spend $5.000 to educate a child than
$30,000 to incarcerate him."
Jim Hartnett, the Socialist Equality
party candidate, said education should
be one of the top issues in this campaign.
"The situation of public education is
probably the most important issue fac-
in students today," he said. "And the
situation is that they've been gutted:'
James Montgomery. the Libertarian
candidate. said he would like to see the
government sell any unnecessary assets.
"The government should sell all
assets it shouldn't own, such as nation-
al parks," Montgomery said.
The candidates were also asked what
they would do to reform campaign

Libertarian candidate James Montgomery listens while Socialist Equality candidate Jim Hartnett speaks.

fiinance extravagances.
"I believe that lie who pays the piper
calls the tune.' said Jane Cutter.
Workers' World party candidate.
"Today, the big donations come from
big corporations. and they're running
campaign issues. I'in certainly in favor
of reform of the system."
Rivers also had ideas for reform.
"In this campaign. two candidates

(Risers and Fitzsimmons) have spent
over SI million," she said. "That's
ridiculous. We need shorter campaigns
and either subsidized campaigning or
low cost media."
Student reaction to the debate
focused mainly on the absence of
"I was very disappointed that he was-
n't there to state his views." said Kaie

White, an RC first-year student. "He's a
big player, but he's sort of a mystery-,
Paul Wilhelm, an LSA senior, said he
was upset the Republican party was not
represented at the debate.
"I'i a Republican, and I'm sorry
Fitzsimmons wasn't there." he said.'"it
was disappointing. especially since the
Workers' World party and the Socialist
Equality party are so extreme left."

creep at
Trotter .. .. 4

LSA classes appeal
to minds, stomachs

By Alice Robinson
Daily Sht}.Reporter
Silly string flew and water sprayed
from behind garbage bag-like walls as
children hesitantly crept through the
meticulously planned house of terror on
Washtenaw Avenue last night - known
by day as the Trotter H ouse.
About 35 students from various orga-
nizations planned and worked at the
"Haunted Trotter House."
The event was intended as a way to
give local kids a night of fun while
keeping them safe and warm inside. The
event was sponsored by the office of
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and
Trotter House, and University Family
Housing, the Native American
Students' Association and the Black
Greek Association were also among the
organizations that helped coordinate the
We thought "it'd be nice if we could
get the students to do something for the
community." said Trotter House
Facilities 'oordinator Ed Burnett.
He said volunteers put a lot of time
and dedication toward preparing for the
scary visitors. "We were up until 3
o'clock in the morning putting this
thing together," he said.
About 100 children showed up with
their parents, decked out in everything
from wedding gear to Power Rangers

By David Rossman
D aily StairReporter
While food is a natural part of life
that fills people's minds and stomachs
each day. LSA has aroused interest in
the history and effects of food in cul-
tures across time, as part of this fall's
food in global history theme semester
"through December. events including
lectures and free movies focus on the
various roles of food in human history
and are available to the University
"I went to one of the talks, and it was
pretty interesting:' said Adam Hines, a
graduate student in the School of
Public Health.
Prof. Raymond Grew, editor of the
University Comparative Studies in
Society and History journal, is the
organizer of this semester's theme -
and chose the topic for the fbuirth
Conference on.
Global History. VU

Exercise and Nutrition., which focuses
oii how people use food energy for
exercise and how physical performance
is affected by what people eat.
"When you eat specific items, it may
affect performance:' Borer said. "My
class helps ;ou understand your body
and the f0oOou eat.
"You may as well understand what
(food) does. People are very interest-
ed." Borer said.
in Environmental and Industrial
Hfealth 642: Community Nutrition, stu-
dents explored their own culinary pasts,
"We looked at our own family eating
habits and kept records of'our ancestors
and relatives:' I lines said. "Then we
had to research its meaning.-
One lecture. looking at the African
American culinary past, was given by
fEnglish Prof. Rafia Zafar on Oct. 15.
"There's a difference in cuisine in cut-
lures across

u r4what

A student volunteer at the Trotter House haunted house acts a ghoulish, bloody
scene to spook participants.

held at
Rackham last
"The food
theme was a
natural exten-
sion of our
planning for the
grew said.

..." v ""%-, w"f"'"
yoalu eat"
- Rafia Zafar
English professor

time," Zafar said.
"It's evident by
ping to Gratzi
down here 4n
Main Street and
Luigis in New
Y o r k s

The bravest trick-or-treaters made it
into the attic. where they were told the
frightening story of the C'andyman. a
trick or treater who had bad luck and
now returns to haunt children who sum-
mon him by looking in the mirror and
saying his name five times.
Parents, many of whom were
University employees or students, wel-
comed the effort put forth to entertain
the kids.

"It's more convenient than going
around in the neighborhoods." said
Roger Fisher, a University employee in
the Student Activities and Leadership
Office. Fisher brought his daughter
Nicole. 8 --dressed as Esmerelda from
the Hunchback of Notre Dame - and
her friends Dorian and Renee to the
night of treats and surprises.
The children were treated to grab
bags assembled by student volunteers as
a reward for surviving the house.

food conference."

Mayor, volunteers optimistic

Incorporating food into various local
venues, LSA and Rackham boast four
exhibits. seven free films and eight free
lectures by experts - including a pro-
fessor from the University of London
- each with a reception catered by a
different Ann Arbor restaurant.
In addition. I I University professors
have courses tailored to varied aspects
of food.
'A message wxas circulated to faculty
members, asking who would like to
offer a course related to the (food)
theme?"Grew said.
"It is a huge project that has stirred
such interest that all three of the lec-
tures held thus far have been standing
room only." said James Schaefer, senior
editor of the CSSH journal.
Kinesiology Prof. Katarina Borer is
teaching Movement Science 542:

I leights.
"1'm interested in what the imp'-
tance of food in culture is," Zafar said.
"My interest in food issues is because
of' my earlier career working in a
,ourmet food store.
Molly Lori, a graduate student in the
School of Public Health, attended
Zafar's lecture, among several of the
other events.
"I really enjoyed (Zafar's) lectur ;'
Lori said. "It amazes me that people
analyze food and cookbooks that much."
"lThe talk about body image (Sept.
24), aiid how meii are starting to cre4te
one for themselves was also interet-
ing:' Lori said.
Students still have an opportunity-to
sample any of the events that are being
sponsored in relation to the theie
semester and gain a taste for food as
part of history.
"In identifying 'I am what I am', ybu
are what you eat." Zafar said.

DETROIF (AP) - Rising property values and invest-
ments spurring citywide growth are only a couple of things
that reduced Devil's Night arson fires this year. Mayor
Dennis Archer said.
But Archer mostly credits thousands of volunteers with
diminishing the damage traditionally caused by Halloween
eve arson fires.
"People have a feeling that they have more to protect." he
Archer had visited some of the 32,000 volunteers at
neighborhood city halls until 2 a.n. yesterday.
He skirted the question of whether the city has licked
Devil's Night.
"If we have a good number this year. I will say we are well
on our way," he said. "I don't ever think we can let our guard
City officials would not estimate how many icfires were
reported Wednesday night or early yesterday. Last year.
Archer said,.61 fires were reported on Devil's Night. The city
has an average of 65 fires a night. Fire Commissioner Harold
Watkins said.

in 1994, Archer's first year as mayor, there were 182
Devil's Night fires, the most since 215 in 1986.
Among the volunteers Archer met with Wednesday night
were 100 participants from last year's Million Man March.
"We're trying to bring peace to our city" Archer told the
A Tuesday night thunderstorm and strong winds
Wednesday downed trees and power lines, keeping emer-
gency personnel busy.
But by I1 p.m. Wednesday the temperature had dropped
to 39 degrees with wind gusts of 21 mph and a wind-chill
factor of 26 degrees. the National Weather Service report-
"I think bad weather is always helpful to the good guys,"
said Al Acker, spokesperson for the city's emergency opera-
tions center.
Police Chief Isaiah McKinnon said he was impressed by
the volunteer turnout.
The volunteers included Erma Jackson, 54, who patrolled
her neighborhood with a flashing yellow light attached to
her car.

Prospective Teacher Education Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 1996
6:00 p.m.
Whitney Auditorium
Room 1309 School of Education Building
Call 764-7563 for more information.


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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

J "Yuragi (in a Space of Perpetual
Motion," sponsored by Center
for Japanese Studies, Power

Graduate Students," sponsored
by International Center,
International Center, Room 9, 3
J "James Carville/ Lynn Rivers,"
cnnncrpri by (:Ihpo

Union, 11 a.m.
J "Special Fall 'Garage Sale'," spon-
sored by Ann Arbor District
Library, 343 South Fifth St.. 9
a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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