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victim robbed at
A victim was robbed at gunpoint
day in the 2400 block of Arrow Wood
W il at around midnight, according to
Ann Arbor Police Department reports.
The victim reported that four men
stole his wallet, coat and credit card
and then fled in a Dodge Dynasty. They
allegedly yelled as they left the scene,
"We are from the south side of
Ypsilanti." Pittsfield Township police
officers stopped the vehicle and all four
men were arrested.
fenants fight
with baseball
bats, knives
Tenants in the 200 block of East
Davis Avenue alleged that each has
harassed the other and directed threats
on multiple occasions, according to
AAPD reports.
The victim stated Saturday that the
'eect came at him with a knife in
response to earlier actions made by the
victim. The suspect has accused the
victim of threatening him with a base-
ball bat.
Man attempts to
break into home
using keys
A caller reported to AAPD that an
identified man attempted to break
into the caller's home.
The man attempted to enter the resi-
dence through the front door using
keys. The suspect did not gain entry
and fled in an unknown direction.
The caller described the man as 5-
foot-10, slender with a black and red
plaid long-sleeve shirt.
(tudent breaks
collar bone
A caller reported to the Department
of Public Safety that a student had fall-
en while playing football near the
Music School.
DPS transported the student to the
emergency room of University
Hospitals for the injury. The student
broke his collar bone when he fell near
pond while running in a football
me. DPS escorted the student to
Bursley Residence Hall.
'U' Hospitals
woman's death
The University Hospital security is
looking for help in confirming the
ntification of a dead woman who
as'brought on Friday following an
The woman has been identified as a
resident of Ellicott, Md. She was found
with three needles, a spoon and pre-
scription drugs. Officers were sent to
confiscate the drugs and investigate
further into the traffic accident in
which the woman was involved.
Sledding popular
t Arboretum

DPS found five people last Friday in
the Valley area of Nichols Arboretum
psparing to sled with food trays taken
f1ii Mary Markley Residence Hall.
Thsubjects were cleared from the area.
Saturday, several sledders were
reported on the road leading to the ser-
vice shed of the Arboretum valley area
the caretaker.
nrelated thefts
occur on campus
DPS received a report Friday of a
theftfrom the Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Projection light bulbs, valued at
$300, were stolen. DPS has no suspects
in the case.
In another theft, a caller reported a
,let stolen Friday at about 3 p.m.
from the School of Education Building.
- Conpiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jenni Yachnin.

LOCAL/STATE The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 14, 1
A2 reps. to push new bills in Dem. House

997 - 3

By Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
Two Ann Arbor lawmakers are
proposing legislation to deal with envi-
ronmental protection and public-school
curriculum changes to the new
Democrat-controlled state House of
Rep. Mary Schroer (D-Ann Arbor)
plans to propose a bill to integrate par-
enting skills and life-management
lessons into K-12 curriculums.
Schroer's bill would teach children in
grades K-6 parenting skills.
"There are a lot of us who, while we
look at a push to change divorce rates,
we should look before the fact at things
that affect the children," Schroer said.
In middle school and secondary

school, Schroer's proposed curriculum
would focus on life-management skills,
such as balancing checkbooks.
"It is important for college students
to know about things such as interest
rates," Schroer said. "They should
know that you should not charge your
tuition on a credit card."
Schroer said her common-sense life-
skills program has received bipartisan
"I think there will be a lot of support
for it across the board," Schroer said.
University College Republicans
President Nick Kirk said the lessons
taught in the proposed curriculum
should be taught at home, not in the
"The life-skills legislation basically

sounds like what parents should teach at
home," Kirk said. "I think it's sad that
schools become more of a parent than
the parents."
Kirk suggested sending materials
about life skills home to the parents so
they could teach them.
Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor) is
planning to introduce numerous bills on
one of her top issues -the environment.
One piece of legislation Brater is slat-
ed to propose would establish a com-
mission to change the risk assessment
for toxic materials.
"Right now, we only assess risk for
cancer, and we only test on adult
males," Brater said.
The commission would seek ways to
assess the harms toxins cause on the

reproductive system, as well as in
women and children.
Brater said she will also propose bills
to issue an environmental report card
for the state, re-establish an air and
water commission that was abolished
by Gov. John Engler, and encourage the
use of chlorine-free paper.
Although the state House is currently
controlled by Democrats, Brater and
Schroer do not expect Democratic leg-
islation to pass into law easily.
"We do need Senate approval and the
governor's signature on any legislation
we pass," Brater said.
Brater said she expects both parties
"to work together and get things done."
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek)
said that although there will be a differ-

ence in opinion between the [douse and
the Senate on a great deal of the legisla-
tion, there will not be major conflicts.
"There will be a wide variance of
ideas. but there will not be a lot of con-
flict." Schwarz said. "I have lots of
friends and allies on the Democratic
side of the House."
John Truscott, an Engler spokesper-
son, said more negotiations will be
needed to pass legislation, but
Republicans will not compromise their
political values for the Democrat ic
"We're not going to slow down our
agenda," Truscott said.
The state Legislature will return to-
work on Jan. 28, for Engler's State of
the State address.


Relations improve between
provost's office, faculty govt.


By Janet Adamy
Daily Staff Reporter
Prof. Lou D'Alecy, a member of the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, said he remembers
when the relationship between past
provosts and the faculty was not produc-
D'Alecy said two to three years ago
the provost's Academic Affairs
Advisory Committee - made up of
faculty members - had deteriorated to
the point that it was renamed the
Academic Affairs Committee because
it was no longer advising the provost.
However, Provost JI. Bernard
Machen's visit to yesterday's SACUA
meeting showed a difference in the
provost-faculty relationship that
D'Alecy said "is like night and day."
SACUA member and SNRE Prof
Bunyan Bryant said Machen is very
personal, committed and concerned
with not only academic issues, but with
working with the faculty.
"We have to have this cooperative
spirit because that's the very basis that
we can begin to form a very viable and
productive faculty," Bryant said.
Machen said he changed the nature

of the provost's past relationship with
SACUA because he valued the faculty's
input and advice.
"They're an elected group of faculty
that are there for the purpose of making
the University better," Machen said. "I
think we have the same goals and their
input has been helpful"
SACUA Chair and chemistry Prof.
Thomas Dunn said SACUA's positive
relationship with Machen has allowed
the faculty to bring up all the issues the
members needed to discuss.
"The provost has been very open
with us and encouraged discussion,"
Dunn said.
"Machen is a very frank kind of per-
son who recognizes the importance of
open discussion when private discus-
sion is not necessary, which makes a lot
of difference," Dunn said. "I think it
means that SACUA members can speak
more easily with him."
At the meeting, members offered
their input on numerous issues.
SACUA members questioned
Machen about changes in the Center
for Research on Learning and
Teaching teacher evaluations that were
made without consulting with SACUA

or the faculty's Senate Assembly.
Machen said he was still waiting for
post-semester feedback on the
SACUA also discussed the National
Collegiate Athletics Association com-
mittee's review of academic standards
relating to athletes, which is planned for
later this month. Machen said his office
"intends to take up a number of issues
concerning academics and athletics,
including discussing (the Division of)
The meeting also addressed the
issue of senior faculty members who
are still involved in research and want
to reduce their activities, such as
teaching, while continuing to remain
part of the faculty.
Machen spoke on incoming
University President Lee Bollinger's
Saturday arrival to campus and noted
that he had moved in earlier than some-
one in his position had traditionally
chosen to move onto campus.
"I don't think we should really think
about him really being here until
February," Machen said. "The expecta-
tions from him are impossible and my
advice for him is to just lay low."

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The dream on display
Prof. John Rush stands in front of the title wall of the Ben Shahn exhibit in
the Art and Architecture Building's Slusser Gallery. The 30 prints are
based on human rights. Rush facilitated the borrowing of the works.
Engler appeals liquor
privatization block



LANSING (AP) - Gov. John
Engler's attorneys used a Humpty
Dumpty defense yesterday to urge the
Michigan Court of Appeals to let the
state go forward with dismantling the
state's liquor wholesale distribution
system. The state told the appeals court
that the state system is in too many
pieces to be put back together again.
"The state-operated system had
already been significantly dismantled"
before Ingham County Circuit Judge
James Giddings issued a stay Friday
blocking privatization of the system,
the state's appeal said.
"Judge Giddings' order has halted the
new system on the eve of its implemen-
tation and does much more than pre-
serve the status quo, effectively requir-
ing the (state) to reassemble the mostly
dismantled state-operated system."

The appeal, filed by Attorney General
Frank Kelley, predicted the state and pri-
vate companies scheduled to take over
wholesale liquor distribution would lose
money because of the delay.
"Disruption in the supply of spirits
will result in lost sales with an adverse
impact on state profits and revenue, lost
income to those in the spirits business,
loss of investment and earnings for the
private parties who have prepared to
take over under the new system, loss of
jobs for employees hired by the private
parties to operate the new system and
significant public inconvenience," the
appeal said.
The state had planned on Friday to
shut down the three warehouses and 63
mini-warehouses from which it has
handled the wholesale distribution of
liquor since the end of Prohibition.


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