The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 25,1997--3
A woman replaced her roommate's
facial soap with ammonia after having a
disagreement Friday, Department of
Public Safety reports state.
A woman in Vera Baits II reported to
DPS officials that she had civil disagree-
ments with her roommate. After the
fight, the roommate returned and
replaced the woman's facial cleanser
.with ammonia, which the woman later
ed. The woman confronted her room-
who admitted tampering with the
The victim declined emergency med-
A worker in the Campus Information
ter in the Michigan Union reported
at rsonal belongings were stolen last
Thursday The items were later returned
with a note, according to DPS reports.
While she was working, the caller's
purse and keys were stolen but were
returned the following Friday in her
mailbox. The suspect returned the
belongings with a note that read, "I
already took my reward, but I didn't want
you to lose your keys."The caller report-
$30 cash and a copy card missing
om her purse.
,The victim said in the report she is
concerned that the thief may have copied
her keys and personal information.
A woman was kidnapped by her hus-
-nd Friday and taken to a hotel near the
ichigan-Indiana border, according to
Ann Arbor Police Department reports.
The woman told AAPD officials that
her husband, whom she is in the process
o divorcing, had assaulted her several
times throughout the evening and dis-
played numerous handguns to her. He
-later forced her into a vehicle and drove
westbound on 1-94. The woman said the
,ar trip probably ended near the Indiana
rder, in a hotel room. The suspect
ptied his gun and gave the woman the
bullets, reports state. In the morning, the
suspect drove the woman home and then
left. The suspect was in violation of a
personal protection order.
A victim playing the trumpet was
acked near the tennis and basketball
courts at Nixon Clague School last
Friday, AAPD reports state.
,m:1The victim was playing his trumpet
on the athletic courts and was asked to
stop playing the instrument. The victim
was putting the trumpet away and had
his back to the courts when he was
allegedly struck with a three-inch piece
>of asphalt on the right side of his head
'The suspects then fled in an unidenti-
door falls off
A door on a narcotics cabinet at
University Hospitals fell off when an
employee attempted to open the lock last
Sunday, DPS reports state.
When the employee attempted to open
the cabinet with a key, the door fell off.
The employee stated it appeared that
someone had tried to gain unauthorized
access to the narcotics inside.
- Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
Students' Party captures
LSA-SG election ballots
By Heather Kamins
Daily Staff Reporter
By a margin of just 27 votes, the
Students' Party took over the leadership
of LSA Student Government.
LSA-SG President-elect Lauren
Shubow and Vice President-elect Geeta
Bhatia captured the election that occured
last Wednesday and Thursday, beating
Michigan Party candidates Adam
Schlifke andYejide Peters.
Shubow and Bhatia received 930 votes
in a race that left Schlifke and Peters with
Shubow said she was very excited and
pleasantly surprised by the results.
"It was very close," Shubow said. "I
think that was because we were both very
Schlifke contended that the results of
the election are carried by the Michigan
Student Assembly president, vice presi-
dent and representative elections that
took place during the same two-day peri-
od. The Students' Party took the top two
seats on MSA.
"The Michigan Party has won the elec-
tion for the last four years;" Schlifke said.
"(In the past) whatever majority party
won the MSA election, also won the
Schlifke said each year this pattern has
"This year Mike and Olga won the
(MSA) election by 300 votes and Lauren
and Geeta only won by 30," Schlifke
said. "I think in some respects people do
not know about LSA-SG.
"I am not saying they did not work
hard and that they do not deserve it,"
Schlifke said. "I just think a lot of stuff
happens with parties. We had bad cir-
cumstances and that was the outcome."
The small margin between the parties
is especially significant because of an
increase in voting participation this year,
said LSA-SG Election Director Pranav
"The numbers are definitely up;' Patel
said. "I'd say they are probably up by like
a couple hundred (votes). Last year
around 1,600 people voted, and this year
it is in the ballpark of 2,000."
Schlifke said last year's LSA-SG
group had many problems and he hopes
the new leaders will acknowledge them.
"There were definitely a lot of prob-
lems on this year's government;" Schlifke
said. "A lot of people were not that
involved, and a lot of people were not
happy with that."
Shubow said she and Bhatia are ready
to start implementing many of their new
ideas for the government, including mid-
term evaluations for instructors and stu-
dent representation on academic depart-
"We hope we can implement it as soon
as fall semester" Shubow said.
LSA Student Government President-elect Lauren Shubow and Vice President-elect
Geeta Bhatia sit together yesterday. The two will take office in September.
Brater proposes three bills to
improve environmental quality
By Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
While some legislators see state Rep.
Liz Brater's proposed changes to the
state's environmental policies as a step to
a better future, others see the plan as
more bureaucracy and paperwork.
"We need enforcement of our environ-
mental policies" Brater (D-Ann Arbor)
said. "It's an effort to give public input.'
The three bills, which Brater
announced yesterday at a press confer-
ence, are designed to inform the public
of polluted sites, use environmental indi-
cators and create an Environmental
Quality Commission appointed by the
governor to oversee the Department of
Brater predicted that the House will
support the bills, but she said passage
will be more difficult in the Senate.
"If it puts yet another board and
another bureaucracy between the deci-
sion makers, I'm going to oppose it,"
said state Sen. Loren Bennett (R-
Canton), the Senate Natural Resources
and Environmental Affairs committee
chair. "The more bureaucracy the
Democrats create, the better they sleep
Brater said the Environmental Quality
Commission must be created because
Gov. John Engler and the previously
Republican-controlled Legislature elimi-
nated 19 oversight boards with their cre-
ation of the Department of
Environmental Quality in 1995.
"Since then, the number of environ-
mental clean-ups has been greatly low-
ered," Brater said.
Brater said the bill that requires the
Department of Environmental Quality to
erect signs at polluted sites is important
for public safety.
"If we are aware of the polluted sites,
we must inform the people" Brater said.
The indicators would measure stan-
dards such as pollutants in the state's
water and the acreage of forests in the
state. The statistics would be used for
environmental planning and an annual
environmental report card. Thirty-four
states are currently undertaking identi-
cal environmental.indicator projects.
Establishing the environmental indica-
tor system will cost money, Brater said,
but it will save money in the long run. ,
"The amount the indicators cost wijl
be a lot less than the cost to taxpayers if a
mess needs to be cleaned up," Brater;
The bills have many co-sponsors,
including some Republicans.
"Open government is a cornerstone-of
our democratic republic"said state Rep.
Greg Kaza (R-Rochester Hills). "I co-
sponsored Rep. Brater's bills because
they provide for open government."
Brater said one reason there is great
support for her bills is that they are part
of a family-oriented agenda.
"I have bipartisan support for it
because there is no better way to protect
families than to protect them from haz4
ardous pollution," Brater said.
Ken Silfven, a spokesperson for the
Department of Environmental Quality
said the 'Environmental Quality
Commission is unnecessary.
"The issue isn't public access, it's con-
trol," Silfven said. "This legislation would
be a major step backward. Our director
reports to Governor Engler, who reports
to the public. That's true democracy."
Art first-year student Michelle Mijal views "The Writing On the Wall"
Holocaust exhibit at the School of Art yesterday.
"THE TOUGHESTJOBYOU'LL EVER LOVE"
Peace Corps Representatives will be on campus
By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Standing outside in the cold at four
in the morning is not something most
students prefer to do on a regular
But that is just what many students
will be doing early Thursday morning
on the Diag when they read off the
names of Holocaust victims as part of
the 24-hour Memorial of Names,
sponsored by Hillel. --
The event, which 0o 1E#
begins Wednesday at
noon and lasts until noon H
on Thursday, is part of
the 18th Annual
Holocaust, a series of
films, lectures and cultural events
exploring the worldwide implications
of the Holocaust.
"It was very somber," said the con-
ference's chairperson, Marnie
Holtzman, of last year's vigil. "The
whole meaning behind what we were
doing was really felt, especially at
night, when it's cold and it's quiet"
The conference includes
Wednesday night's Michael Bernstein
Memorial Lecture featuring Ernest
Heppner, a Jewish refugee who fled
from Germany to Shanghai in 1939.
"I am curious to see what he has to
say because it's a new perspective that
I don't think people are aware of,"said
LSA junior Carrie Auster, a publicity
co-chair for the conference.
Auster said the Diag vigil is one of
the easiest ways for students to take
part in the conference. "I think the
vigil is very important because you
don't have to make the effort to
'> go to it;" she said.
t m The names read during the
--S 24-hour period represent only
a small fraction of the more
than six million Holocaust vic-
The conference, which runs
through April 4, will vary slightly
from last year's conference, Holtzman
"This year we chose not to have a
theme" she said.
Organizers said the conference
plays a vital role in helping students
sort out the past. "It's important to
know history, not only for the sake of
understanding what happened but also
for the sake of preventing it from hap-
pening again" Holtzman said.
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