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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 31, 1997 - 3A

New measures aim to

'U' Housing
candidates to
give talks
The leading candidates for a top
position in the University's Housing
department will give presentations this
The Housing department chose two
finalists for its associate director posi-
tion. The Director of Residential
Learning Initatives Search Committee
recently announced their names.
Mary Hummel, director of the
University's 21st Century Program and
ale Beatty, associate dean of residen-
al life at Dartmouth College, are the
two finalists.
Hummel will deliver a public pre-
sentation in the Kochiyama Lounge on
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with a brief
question-and-answer period to follow.
Beatty will deliver a presentation
Wednesday, April 9.
Political science
"department holds
essay contest
The Department of Political Science
is now holding the annual Eldersveld
essay contest.
This award is given to first-year and
sophomore students who submit the
best political science essay in four cat-
egories: world politics, theory, com-
arative politics and American poli-
The deadline for entering the contest
is Friday and students majoring in any
subject are encouraged to apply.
Submissions should be dropped off at
7623 Haven Hall.
Scholarship dead-
ines approaching
Students may be eligible for two
scholarships with deadlines in early
The first scholarship targets college
students who are U.S. citizens and have
a grade point average of B+ or higher.
These students are eligible for a $1,000
college scholarship.
To receive an application, send a
request to the Educational
ommunications Scholarship
foundation by April 11. Requests
can be made by fax to (847) 295-
3972 or via e-mail to
Applications must be filled out and
mailed by April 22. Thirty-five winners
will be selected on the basis of acade-
mic performance, involvement in
extracurricular activities and some con-
sideration for financial need. A total of
*65,000 will be awarded.
The second scholarship, which is
sponsored by the Sunkyong Group of
Korea and Leadershape, Inc., offers a
top prize of $2,500 and a weeklong trip
to Korea.
Student must write an essay on the
topic of what visions and values should
guide a leader in four fields: business,
government/law, science or
Interested students can get an appli-
tion from the company's website at
'U' doctor
receives award
A University Dental professor
received the 1997 Pulp Biology

Research Award.
Dr. Rex Holland, who teaches in the
*rdiology, restorative sciences and
endodontics areas at the University
School of Dentistry, has published
many journal articles in the field of
pulp biology
Holland received his Ph.D. from the
University of Bristol in England and
has helped organize five major interna-
tional dental conferences.
The award was sponsored by the
International Association for Dental
- Compiled from staff reports.

LANSING (AP) - For prisoners and convicted
felons in Michigan, the new laws coming on the
books this week pack a particularly stiff punch.
Others will be squeezed by the new laws as well,
from abortion providers to high-tech criminals,
truckers, drunk drivers, animal abusers and those
who scare anyone in a nursing home. Even people
who sneak cable TV service into their homes with-
out paying for it will feel the laws' bite.
Many of the 61 measures taking effect today and
tomorrow merely tweak Michigan law with minor
changes. But of those with a more big-ticket
impact, the vast majority carry a get-tough mes-
There are laws to create new crimes and expand
penalties for existing ones. There also are several

making life just a little more difficult - for teen-
agers hoping to drive, state employees planning for
retirement and budding politicians seeking a local
office, to name a few.
But prison inmates and convicted felons get the
brunt of this wave of new laws with a raft of new
A 2-year-old state registry showing where
Michigan's 22,000 convicted sex offenders live
will be opened to public view as of tomorrow for
the first time.
In addition, name changes for those with crimi-
nal records will become more difficult and state
police now must be notified. Certain sex crimes
can never leave a person's record. And inmates
must start paying some of their health care costs

get tough
and all of their court costs, including filing fees,
for lawsuits they file.
Wendy Wagenheim, an official from the
Michigan's American Civil Liberties Union, calls
the measures "a band-aid solution" that heap more
punishment on those already paying for their
crimes, without dealing with the causes of crime,
such as drugs and growing numbers of disenfran-
chised youth.
"People who commit crimes should be pun-
ished," she said.
"(But) the Legislature can't pretend that this is a
thoughtful or systematic approach to crime con-
trol. What they're doing is being tough on crime
without being smart on crime ... and fooling the
people into thinking that crime is being effectively

)n crime
dealt with."
John Truscott, Gov. John Engler's spokeperson,
says the state is making efforts at both efds of
criminal activity: before and after it happens. But
he made no apologies for increasingly harsh-,pun-
"The people are fed up," Truscott said. "As
criminal behavior continues to get more violent
and more prevalent, people want to feel sAih'd
want to know the punishment will be sevefe."
Not all of the new laws, however, are stern
For example, you'll no longer get a point' on
your driving license if you're caught going over the
speed limit but under 70 mph on an interstate; If
police plan to destroy any weapons they've seized,
they'll have to at least notify the owner first.

Celebrate Hong Kong

Ford says GOP


needs to move to:'
center of spectrum

DETROIT (AP) -Former President
Gerald Ford says the current occupants
of the White House have abused its sta-
tus for political donations, and believes
Republicans need to move toward the
nation's political center.
In a wide-ranging interview with The
Detroit News, the only Michigan resi-
dent to ever become president said he
was "deeply disturbed" by the way
modern political campaigns are paid
for, and said President Clinton's money
raising tactics troubled him as well.
"There is no question, across the
board, it is unhealthy the way money is
raised and the amount of money that is
raised," Ford said in an interview with
the newspaper from New York City.
"There is no doubt this White House
has abused that more than any White
House in my memory."
Looking ahead to the next presiden-
tial election, Ford said, "Republicans
cannot regain the White House unless
they operate to have all elements partic-

ipate and go down the middle of the
Republican philosophy."
Ford, 83, returns to Michiganfrext
month for the reopening of an undated
Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids.
He is the only person to occupy the
White House without being eleted
president or vice-president. Hivas
picked by President Richard Nixi to
become vice-president on Dec. I,,73,
after Spiro Agnew resigned in di2tce.
He took the oath Aug. 9, 1974, tt-iay
after a disgraced President Rrd
Nixon announced his resignation-.
Ford lost the 1976 president' ace
to Jimmy Carter, and said his lion
of Nixon might have cost him thtic-
Now a resident of Rancho Mtge,
Calif., Ford was in New York laswek
for meetings as a board membm of
American Express Co. and The 1Ticrs
Inc. He also cheered the Univeri:of
Michigan basketball team on its way to
winning the NIT championship.

The culture and traditions of Hong Kong were recognized Friday and Saturday, in the main atrium of the Chemistry
Building. A University Engineering student points to boards detailing historical facts about Hong Kong. These boards
were displayed during the day and in the evenings, along with movies featuring Jackie Chan, John Wu, and Bruce Lee -
all from Hong Kong. Discussion seminars also were sponsored, focusing on the ramifications of Hong Kong's transfer
back to China this July.

Finance reform proposed


MIDLAND (AP) - A state repre-
sentative says the only way to control
campaign spending is with public fund-
ing, and plans to introduce three bills to
put such a system in place in Michigan.
Rep. Howard Wetters (D-
Kawkawlin) said he will introduce bills
to provide public funding, reduce the
size of donations and reduce the influ-
ence of political action committees to
sponsor candidates.
"All those wonderful mechanisms
that both parties have used to circum-
vent contribution limits would go

away," Wetters told the Midland Daily
Michigan does use public money to
pay for its gubernatorial elections.
Candidates who agree to limit their
spending receive money collected
through an income tax checkoff sys-
Wetters said he wants to expand pub-
lic financing to races for attorney gen-
eral, secretary of state and all 148 leg-
islative seats. He would give each can-
didate about 50 cents per constituent -
about $42,000 for a House race.



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And he let the crowd know his feel-
ings about Thursday's heartbreaking
loss, 3-2, to Boston.
"We did all the little things along the
way," Morrison said. "And sometimes
the best team doesn't win."
The scene in the room was unlike any
previous Hobey ceremony in terms of
While chairs were laid out for 600
people to witness the presentation, fans
filled the ballroom, pushing the estimat-
ed numberof people to nearly 1,000.
Most Michigan fans traveled five
hours from Ann Arbor to see the award
ceremony, but there were a few who
traveled a little longer.
Morrison's parents and sister attend-
ed the presentation. They flew in from
Pitt Meadows, British Colombia,
Morrison's hometown.
Morrison's career has been highlight-
ed by ups and downs, but as Berenson
said, it was four years to remember.
"He not only had a Hobey Baker sea-
son;" Berenson said. "He had a Hobey
Baker career. When I first saw him he
was a scrawny kid ... he had something
special in him that made him want to be
better than the average player."
And his unparalleled career at

Michigan bears that out.
In his sophomore season, Morrison
led the nation in both points and assists
and began to climb the Michigan record
Despite being hampered by a knee
injury at the outset of his junior cam-
paign and a broken wrist for the second
half of the season, Morrison tallied
enough points in his reduced schedule to
win the scoring title at the end of the sea-
son. He also scored the winning goal in
overtime of the national championship
game last year to secure Michigan's first
national title since 1964.
And this was the season Morrison
hoped would be his best. He set career
highs in points with 88, assists with 57
and goals with 31 - including one in
the national semifinal. He also set
Michigan records for points and assists
in a career, but fell short of his ultimate
goal - a repeat championship.
Morrison concluded his remarks in
typical fashion.
"It has been an honor to play for the
University of Michigan," he said.
Teammate Mike Legg summed up
the emotions of his classmates and
added to Morrison's remarks when dis-
cussing the captain.
"It has been an honor to play with
Brendan Morrison," he said. "It was
like we were accepting it with him.'

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