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The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 18, 1997 - 3

Stalker leaves
fruit for woman
A woman living on the 600 block of
uth State Street reported she was
ing stalked early this week, accord-
ing to Department of Public Safety
The woman told officers her former
boyfriend had left several fruits,
including bananas and apples, on her
front porch with notes attached to
them saying, "You are never satisfied.
I hate you bitch. Maybe this is enough
The suspect also threatened her rela-
*es, the woman reported. The Ann
Arbor Police Department is currently
investigating the incident.
Burning stick
hurled at woman
A woman sitting on the steps of
her residence on Adrienne Street was
arly burned by a flaming stick
esday evening, AAPD reports
The suspect approached the resi-
dence, hurled a stick that was on fire at
a glass door and said something inaudi-
ble to the victim. The victim escaped
unharmed and the residence had rela-
tively little damage. A possible 14-
year-old suspect is currently being
investigated by AAPD.
:ems stolen from
South University
Avenue complex
Assorted items were stolen from an
apartment complex on the 1300 block
of South University Avenue early
Wednesday morning, AAPD reports
(The robbers gained entry through a
window that was smashed with a piece
of brick. A CD player, VCR and strobe
light totaling more than $2,000 were
stolen. AAPD is currently investigating
the incident.
Amoco station
Several items were stolen from an
Rlmoco station on the 3200 block of
South State Street on Tuesday evening,
AAPD reports state.
Two suspects gained entry by prying
a door lock with a screwdriver. Eighty
cartons of cigarettes, 20 plastic soft
drink containers and an undisclosed
amount of cash were taken. AAPD is
investigating two possible suspects.
woman sexually
harassed at CCRB
A woman was sexually harassed
Monday night while working out at
the Central Campus Recreation
Building, according to DPS
In the second such incident in two
weeks, the suspect allegedly made
everal sexist comments to the com-
inant and was persistently point-
ing at her.
The suspect then proceeded to

attempt to grab her while the victim
was getting her gym bag, a DPS report
states. DPS is currently investigating
two possible suspects.
Items stolen from
*arked cars
Several items were reported stolen
from two parked cars on South State
Street on Tuesday night, a DPS report
The first car's front passenger win-
dow was smashed with a wooden
block. A radio, jacket and several liter-
ature books worth more than $200 were
The second car had its driver's side
indow smashed. A radio, an undis-
closed amount of cash and 10 CDs
were stolen, according to DPS
DPS picked up two suspects and
released them, pending investigation.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Ajit K. Thavarajah.

MSA brings student voice to regents' meeting


By Katie Piona
Daily Staff Reporter
Former Michigan Student Assembly President
Fiona Rose brought a bit of classroom academia to
her second semiannual MSA address to the
University Board of Regents.
Rose used Latin root words to help recap her year
as student body president while emphasizing the
challenges that lie ahead at a changing university.
"They talk about how much they appreciate aca-
demics, so I decided to bring a taste of academia to
them," Rose said, referring to the regents.
Current MSA President Mike Nagrant followed
Rose's final report with his first presentation to the
regents. Nagrant said the regents were receptive to
hearing about student issues.
"They seem to have their ears to the ground on

students' concerns," Nagrant said.
Both Rose and Nagrant spoke about the press-
ing issue of tuition increases,
and how the continual rise of
cost to attend the University (The r
could hinder students' access
to education. ar
"Clearly (the rise) has hurt
poor students' ability to get an concerne
education," Rose said. "And if
this trend is not curtailed, the the stud
problem will just be worsened."
The student representa-
tives said tuition costs are Former
related to a student's overall
experience at the University.
"I lay down on the table that we need to keep the

rate of tuition at the rate of inflation,' Nagrant said.

As part of their
d with
ants... "
- Fiona Rose
MSA President

campaign promises, Nagrant
and MSA Vice President
Olga Savic said they
would present to the
regents a plan for keeping
tuition increases at the
rate of inflation.
Rose said she has
enjoyed working with the
regents, even though the
interests of the regents
and the students some-
times differed. However,
Rose said the board has

they love Michigan,' Rose said. "These two fac-
tors make them effective leaders."
Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R-Ann Arbor)
said the relationship between the student body
leaders and the regents has been "very good."
"I, for one, had tremendous respect for (Rose
and former MSA President Flint Wainess) and
look forward to working with the new president,"
Newman said.
Nagrant also spoke about the importance of
maintaining a strong relationship between students
and the regents.
"We must continue this partnership to promote
effective dialogue," Nagrant said.
He also stressed the significance of a student
regent position and the preservation of a culturally
diverse campus atmosphere.

always been receptive to her opinions.
"They are very concerned with the students and

Chicago officials address A2
universal parking problems

Downtown parking
faces shortages and
traffic problems
By Greg Cox
Daily Staff Reporter
Although much has been said about
Ann Arbor's parking dilemma and
impending parking shortages, problems
of traffic, parking and energy utiliza-
tion are not unique to Ann Arbor.
These universal questions brought
representatives from the Chicago
Regional Support Office of the effi-
ciency branch of the U.S. Department
of Energy to Ann Arbor yesterday to
present solutions other cities have
implemented or will implement to
attack the problem.
The presentation and subsequent
open discussion, led by Mark Burger
and Melinda Lattimer of the CRSO,
was attended by about 25 members of
the Ann Arbor community.
Burger brought out a series of
questions that Ann Arbor should
consider before deciding how to deal
with the current parking shortfalls
while maintaining its downtown set-
ting. The first issue he addressed was
the problem of using urban space
solely for parking.
"You can't just build a parking
garage," Burger said. "In Portland,
parking structures had to have at
least one floor of retail space. They
placed the parking on top of the

retail space."
Ann Arbor residents seemed to
agree with the notion of keeping lower
levels of facilities more appealing to
foot traffic.
"We want downtown to be a
pedestrian environment," said Ann

Ann Arbor Transit Authority
Executive Director Greg Cook said
AATA is looking at using technolo-
gy to improve public transportation,
thus helping to reduce the parking

shortage. Cook said;

Arbor resident
Ray Detter.
Burger went
on to describe
how centralized
parking solu-
tions can bene-
fit a communi-

A lot of people
in downtown Ann
Arbor are 8 to 5,
brown bag workers
for whom shuttling

a rail system is
being consid-
ered to shut-
tle passengers
to the down-
town area
from sur-
rounding lots.
"A lot of
people in
Ann Arbor are
8 to 5, brown
bag workers
for whom
shuttling to
remote park-
ing would be
ideal," Cook

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and made it so
people could go would bd
to one parking
location instead
of having to AATA Ex
park and move,
park and move,"
Burger said.
Burger also mentioned how tech-
nology might play a role in future
solutions to the matter. Lattimer in
turn mentioned alternative fuel
sources that would reduce waste in
transportation systems.
"Jefferson County, Colorado
wants to use a computer controlled
system to dispatch public transport
to individuals on demand," Burger

to Parking
e ideal"
- Greg Cook
xecutive Director

While Burger insisted that the
Ann Arbor community would have
to decide for itself how best to tack-
le its parking problems, he stressed
that CRSO will be there to advise
them on how to take action on the
decision they make.
"There is funding out there in the
private sector," Burger said. "We can
help you use that money or your own
money more effectively."

LSA seniors Lisa Harty and Chip Peterson, the Michiganensian editor in
chief and business manager, unpack yearbooks in the loading dock of the
Student Publications Building yesterday - the first day students could
pick up 1997 yearbooks. The books will be available in Angell Hall today.


Three 'U' students try
life without gravity




Continued from Page 1
utes. Two students participated at a
time, one to observe and one to put the
glorified, keg-looking VORTEX appa-
ratus into motion.
Kroeger said that despite initial air-
sickness, the flight was sweet, and too

"Your ears pop and the air gets
sucked out of your lungs,' he said.
"Then water condension forms in the
air like fog from your breath."
Thweatt said that meeting students
from the other 24 groups that tested
their projects as part of the national
NASA program and learning how the
other experiments worked were also
high points.
Kroeger and Thweatt said the experi-
ment, which tested droplet formation in
zero gravity,
was a rousing

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"It went by a
expected," he
said. "You hit
zero gravity and
you start floating.
All of a sudden,
it's over."
The students
trained for a
week prior to
their excursion.
Thweatt said the
training involved

lot quicker than I

It went by a lot
quicker than I
- D.J. Kroeger
Engineering Senior

"It worked
really great,"
Thweatt said.
"We got some
good data"
Kroeger said
experiment will

instrument tests and physical prepara-
tion, but the highlight was the altitude
chamber test, where all of the travelers
flew up to 25,000 feet, removed their
oxygen masks and breathed mind-
numbingly thin air.
"It was a euphoric experience,"
Thweatt said .
Kroeger likened the altitude chamber
test experience with alcoholic bliss.
"It's a little like being drunk ... brain
function comes to a screeching halt "he
said. "Some people got giddy and kind
of happy."
Kroeger said one of the more gruel-
ing training procedures was rapid

be on a NASA
shuttle flight later in the year, if the
University can raise $10,000 to pay for
"(The VORTEX) is backup for a
September flight, but there's a reason-
ably good chance that it will be running
on one in December,' Kroeger said.
The success of the flight, which
could aid advances in the field of fluid
dynamics, means that doctors may be
able to administer liquid-medicine to
patients more directly and that auto
manufacturers may be able to make
more efficient fuel injectors.
John Korsakas, the group's third
member, could not be reached for com-
ment yesterday.

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