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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 21, 1997 - 3A

Religion offers community for students of colot

Two arrested for
forging licenses,
student IDs
fhe Ann Arbor Police Department
arrested two suspects Thursday for
attempting to forge identification,
according to Department of Public
Safety reports.
The suspects were accused of
attempting to alter Michigan driver's
lienses and attemptingto make a fake
copy of a University student ID. The
suspects began the attempt at the North
niversity Building Site computer cen-
tthen went to Kinko's copy store in
downtown Ann Arbor. They were
arrested by AAPD officers when they
tried to manufacture the fake ID cards.
Drug thefts occur
at 'U' Hospitals
in two unrelated incidents at
U versity Hospitals, reports were
iMe to DPS involving drug thefts.
In the first case, a caller told DPS
Friday about an incident that occurred
Jan. 2.
A doctor had prescribed fentanyl -
a narcotic - to a patient, but instead a
saline solution was injected into the
patient. The doctor and staff suspected
the contents of the syringe were
switched and ran tests that confirmed
their suspicion, DPS reports stated.
ospital staff told DPS that some-
ofswitched the syringe contents to a
saline solution.
In an unrelated incident, the pharma-
y supervisor at University Hospitals
reported Friday an internal drug theft.
She stated that one of her staff mem-
hers may be stealing narcotics from the
University pharmacy. The supervisor
said she is willing to cooperate with
DPS, according to DPS reports.
tpectator hit
-with hockey puck
A spectator was hit in the head with a
flying hockey puck at Saturday night's
game at Yost Ice Arena.
The victim received a small head lac-
eration but refused further treatment.
Wt bull attacks
man Saturday
An Ypsilanti man was bitten by a pit
bull dog Saturday, DPS reports stated.
The victim was taken to University
Hospitals for treatment after being bit-
ten on his right hand. The incident
occurred at the victim's neighbor's
house.The victim was advised to
r ,rt the incident when he returned
Victim receives
cuts to face
A caller requested an escort Saturday
.t the University Hospitals emergency
"room after being assaulted.
The caller received cuts on both his
n se and face after he was attacked at
intersection of Observatory Street
and Forest Avenue. He was taken to
the emergency room by DPS and
referred to AAPD for a report.
.Girl hides out at
:'dower Plaza

aA caller reported to DPS Friday that
as having trouble with a person in
edroom at Tower Plaza Apartments.
DPS officers found the parents of the
caller's girlfriend, looking for their
daughter. Although the officers asked to
search the room for the girl, the caller
.would not allow them into the room.
BPS officers believe the girl was hiding
junder the bed.
- Compiled by Daily Staf Reporter,
Jenni Yachnin.

By Ann Stewart
Daily Staff Reporter
Before we can live together, we have to learn to
Though many students have left their religious
communities behind in coming to the University,
they could still appreciate this message from the
Rev. Dr. Daryl Ward yesterday.
"' continue a ..,. frustration between religion,
civil rights issues and American civilization," said
LSA sophomore Greg Epstein, who listened to
Ward's speech. "To hear his treatment of all the
issues as a whole was inspiring.'
Ward's lecture, titled "Religious

Community/Secular Community: African-
American Religion and the University" was spon-
sored by the Program on Studies in Religion. He
currently heads the Urban Outreach Foundation and
is pastor of Omega Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.
Religion Prof. Ralph Williams said that many
students coming to the University are "enabled in
complex ways by ... their faith communities," and
that bringing Ward was "for the purpose of hearing
and understanding how this is continuingly the
case and how we can be a community of justice
which receives understandingly and helpfully all
its students."
Ward's presentation reflected Martin Luther

King Jr.'s beliefs on how the races can live fairly
with one another.
"(King's) adherence to the notion of ... self-sac-
rificial love is also behind his notion of reconcili-
ation," Ward said.
Ward said many of the values learned in the
church can work to further "racial reconciliation."
"God is a trip. God is amazing," Ward said.
"God just blows me out of the water."
He said many of the "cultural revolutions" he
had witnessed "have to do with forgiveness and
He gave the Million Man March of 1995 as an
example, saying that instead of simply being a

rally against whites, the march called for black
men to work on themselves and their communities
Ward said that despite the differences partici-
pants may have had with the march's leade,
"African American men who are statistica1t
killing each other, filling up alleys, hospital emer
gency rooms and jails, with reckless abandon
stood in spiritual peace."
Ward also said more "intimacy" shown towAkA
youth was an important step to improving commA
nities. He said gangs sometimes served this pair
pose when kids couldn't get affection elsewhere.:
"The change in our community is going to eoie
with giving intimacy, with showing love "Ward sat

Activist f
boycott of
Shell O4i

Students urged to.
network together'

By Ericka M. Smith
Daily Staff Reporter
Nigerian environmentalist Dr. Owen
Wiwa spent the weekend campaigning
at the University to drum up support for
a worldwide boycott of the Royal-
Dutch-Shell Co.
Wiwa's visit kicked off the month-
long events celebrating the life of
Martin Luther King Jr. At the Michigan
League on Saturday, Wiwa touched on
environmental and human rights issues.
Wiwa said Shell and the Nigerian gov-
ernment are responsible for the poor
health and living conditions of half a mil-
lion Ogoni people because of its negli-
gence in extracting oil from Ogoniland.
More than 300 students, faculty, staff
and community members gathered for a
video screening and speeches from Wiwa
and Apollos Bulo. Bulo is the secretary
general of the Movement for the Survival
of the Ogoni People, an environmental
group founded by Wiwa's writer and
activist brother, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Saro-Wiwa was executed by the
Nigerian government in 1995.
Bulo said Shell and the Nigerian gov-
ernment are guilty of "environmental
degradation, political marginalization
and economic strangulation."
He said Americans have a global
responsibility to support Ogoni people.

Dr. Owen Wiwa spoke about environmental racism in Nigeria at the Michigan
League on Saturday night. Wiwa has spoken at more than 30 college campuses.

By Katie Piona
Daily Staff Reporter
Networking with other minority
groups may increase the overall
involvement of students on campus,
according to a panel of student minori-
ty leaders.
The eight members of the panel met
yesterday to discuss issues unique to
their communities in the sparsely filled
Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union.
The event was organized by the
Michigan Union Program Board and the
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.
LSA junior Damaris Madrigal, who
represented La Voz Mexicana, said the
panel will become just another
University-sponsored event if the pan-
elists and faculty members present do
not take action.
"Are we really demanding a change,
or are we just saying we want a
change?" Madrigal asked. "If we don't
take initiative, we go to these events the
University puts on, we voice our opin-
ions, but we do nothing about them."
Madrigal said the attendance, which
was around 30 people, was disappoint-
ing, considering the event was an oppor-
tunity for unhappy students to vent.
Glenn Eden, African American coor-
dinator for the Office of Multi-Ethnic
Student Affairs, said the attendance
should not necessarily measure the
event's success.
"You really can't use statistics to
determine the success of a panel taking
place during such a critical time or day
where there are so much other activities
going on," Eden said.

Jodi Cook, an LSA junior and e-
chair of the Native American Student
Association, said the panel was a good
experience, but that these panels need
to take place earlier in the year.
"I don't think that much will come of
it," Cook said.
Cook said most student organiza-
tions are already finishing up their pro
gramming for the year.
LSA junior Meghan Marsano, of the
Michigan Union Program Board, facili-
tated the panel.
"I really feel good about it," Marsanb
said. "I really wish there would have
been more people because I think eC
cation is the only way we can creac
John Mountz, another member of tho
Michigan Union Program Board, said
the panel facilitated an active discus-
sion and raised important issues.
"The audience presented some gop9
questions at the end," Mountz said.
Engineering first-year student Phii
Hamilton said he had to choose t4
attend a Martin Luther King Jr-Da}
event for one of his classes that earni
ines how to be a minority students 4
campus. ?
"I wanted to go to a panel more t a4
a lecture" Hamilton said. "(The Pani
elists) had a lot of good things to sal
about their groups and interaction with
other groups."
Eden said he was pleased the pane
discussion explored student issues.
"I'm glad that we did this eveit
because it was an event that was totally
student centered," Eden said.

"You are not supporting just a tiny
group of people," he said. "You are rep-
resenting a group of people who are
mistreated in the world."
Wiwa's lecture was cut to only 30
minutes because of travel delays.
Students said they attended the talk
to learn more about American-Nigerian
"I want to learn more about the
(issue) and about American companies
in Nigeria," said LSA first-year student
Jamie Vazquez. "I get the feeling we're
trashing them, but I want to know how."
School of Public Health Prof. Jerome
Nriagu said he and Saro-Wiwa were
"schoolmates" in Nigeria.

"(Saro-Wiwa) represented a voice
that could not be silenced," Nriagu said.
Sunday afternoon, Wiwa signed
books authored by his late brother.
Wiwa said he has spoken on more than
30 college campuses nationwide.
Wiwa said students can learn a lot
from the Ogoni struggle.
"People who consider themselves
defenseless and poor can put power into
their own hands and protest," he said.
Jeffery Firestone, a member of EJG
and organizer of Wiwa's visit, said he
was moved by Wiwa's speech.
"I think that we are looking at the
closest thing Nigeria will see to Martin
Luther King," Firestone said.

Continued from Page A
Bond cited the backlash on affirmative
action programs, the racial divide of the
1996 electorate and the case of racism in
Texaco as evidence that the struggle for
racial equality is not complete.
"Today, advocates for gay rights,
minorities and women's rights have
replaced an opposition to commu-
nism," Bond said.
"Despite the increasing number of
black people holding public offices,
non-white Americans face more diffi-
cult problems than those faced
Bond urged the audience to remain
active in the struggle and to keep the
movement alive.
"Yesterday's movement was success-
ful because the victims became its own
best champions" he said. "It took but
one woman in Montgomery and four
young men in Greensboro.
"Surely there are young men and
women here who can do the same."
School of Business senior Makyha
Tiana Bowles praised Bond's speech,
describing it as "empowering."
"He gave a strong reflection of the
civil rights movement," she said. "The
most positive aspect is that he talked
about what it means today and to keep

Edison shuts down.
Feri for repairs


4 4


MONROE, Mich. (AP) - The
Fermi 11 nuclear plant will be idle for at
least a month because of equipment
failure, Detroit Edison Co. said.
Workers yesterday were disassem-
bling a massive generator to try to
determine the extent of damage caused
by overheating Friday, when three sys-
tems failed at the plant near Monroe,
the company said.
As a result of the failures, the gener-
ator began absorbing more electricity
from Edison's transmission grid than it
was sending out, Edison spokesperson
Lewis Layton said.
The problem occurred Friday morn-
ing as workers connected the generator
to the Edison grid - part of the process
of sending out electricity generated by
the plant.
But only one out of three connections
was completed, so instead of the plant
supplying electricity to the Edison sys-

tem, high voltage from the system w'
fed to the generator.
Layton said early indications ar'c
a combination of old equipment and f
recent cold temperatures caused C
Heaters that were supposed to p'e-
vent that were found to have blown
fuses, Layton said.
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Julian Bond, founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, traced the
history of the country's civil rights movement at Hale Auditorium yesterday.

the momentum of the movement, she
The Georgia legislator promoted
affirmative action programs, and sarcas-
tically criticized U.S. Supreme Court
Justice Clarence Thomas' stance on the

"Affirmative action poster child
Clarence Thomas argues affirmative
action makes black people feel bad,"
Bond said. "He may be right, because
ever since he got his latest affirmative
action job, he has been in a foul and
nasty mood."

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