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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 7, 1997 - 3

Theft occurs
near Greyhound
bus station
woman had her purse stolen as
she stepped off a Greyhound bus near
the bus depot on West Huron Street at
about 8 p.m. Saturday, according to
Ann Arbor Police Department
reports.
An AAPD official said that the teen-
ager had disobeyed her parents' wishes
by coming to Ann Arbor.
"The young lady, 18 years old, came
to Ann Arbor from Indiana, kind of
S ast mom and dad's wishes. She
c e to see a boyfriend," said AAPD
Sgt. Larry Jerue.
The suspect is reported to be a male
in, his 20s, with long sandy blonde
hair
le is estimated to be about 5-foot-8
and was last seen wearing a white tank
top and black jeans with holes at the
knees. The suspect reportedly had a
large tattoo on his shoulder, AAPD
rts state
Suspect in NBD
bank robbery
questioned
AAPD officials said they spoke with
a suspect last week regarding the NBD
bank robbery incident, which occurred
on East William Street, but released
hi after determining he was not
i;lved in the incident.
The case still remains under inves-
tigation, said AAPD Sgt. Larry
Jerue.
Police have determined that the
campus holdup is not related to the
bank robbery that occurred Sept. 29,
at Comerica bank in the Wolverine
Tower building on North Campus.
T ief steals VCR,
wing machine
A suspect gained entry into a
home in the 1300 block of Natalie
Lane late last week through an
unlocked patio door, according to
AAPD reports.
his not known whether the suspect
entered the home Thursday or Friday.
The suspect removed jewelry and
ch from the home, as well as a
ccorder, VCR, camera and sewing
machine, AAPD reports state
Home invaded on
Parkwood Street
Another home invasion occurred
last Tuesday in the 2300 block of
Parkwood Street, according to AA PD
re orts
this instance, an unknown suspect
spotted a kitchen window and decided
to. enter the house by removing the
screen.
The suspect escaped with jewelry
and coins.
,AAPD officials do not know
whether there was more than one sus-
pect involved in the incident.
Felonious assault
&rest made in
ashtray incident

:4APD arrested a local teen-ager
Sigay for hurling a silver, metal ash-
trat an acquaintance, according to
AD reports.
Because the boy threw the ashtray
with the intention of hitting his
a aintance, he was arrested for felo-
ni s assault.
The incident occurred in the 1300
block of South University Avenue
around 10 p.m. Sunday.
-fTlice said the boy had no apparent
reason for throwing the object at the man.
Police could not locate the suspect
when they first arrived at the house,
but found him later.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Alice Robinson.

City council solidifies parking structure plan

Two parking structures to be
destroyed, four other structures
to be repaired
By Peter Meyers
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor City Council members set in motion
the final destruction of two city parking structures
and the restoration of the rest.
Last night, the council approved the Downtown
Development Authority's choice of an architectur-
al firm to draw up plans for the demolition of the
parking structure on Fourth and Washington
streets and the upper level of the Forest Street
structure.
DDA Director Susan Pollay said the documents
were "to write out all the specifications: this is
what the building looks like, this is where the elec-
tricity is, and so on.
Private contractors will use these docu-
ments to make bids and submit plans for how
the two structures will be destroyed and at

what price.
The Fourth and Washington structure, which has
been closed since June, is scheduled to be demol-
ished and rebuilt by next June. The upper level of
the Forest structure has accumulated severe water
damage and has been closed for several months.
This upper level will be demolished soon, and the
rest of the structure will be razed and rebuilt by the
year 2000, Pollay said.
Thomas Heywood, director of the State Street
Association, said that downtown merchants were
ambivalent about the repairs.
"There's two minds (on the subject),"
Heywood said. "Without good solid parking,
business cannot survive whatsoever. On the
other hand, there's always the idea, 'Not in my
backyard.'
Heywood said that merchants are particularly
concerned with the possibility that the closing
of the structures might do permanent damage to
the downtown area. Business owners fear that
people will develop the idea that there is never
any parking downtown, he said. Customers then

might take their money elsewhere.
The State Street Association, which repre-
sents the merchants, has been trying to keep
the DDA informed of its needs. "We've pro-
posed adding to Liberty Square, because it was
built to hold more decks than it has," Hteywood
said.
The State Street Association also has suggested
performing the most extensive renovations during
the summer months, when University students will
not be around in need of parking spaces.
Heywood said he guessed that about 300 stu-
dents park in the Maynard structure every day.
"There's not enough parking for students, peri-
od," he said.
Funding for the demolition and reconstruction
will come mostly from municipal bonds.
"There are three bonds we're anticipating,"
Pollay said. A $6 million bond will fund the
rebuilding of the Fourth and Washington struc-
ture. A second $8 million bond will help raze
and rebuild the Forest structure. The third bond,
worth $7.5 million, will be used to fund repairs

to the Maynard Street structure.
These municipal bonds will pay for 85 per-
cent of the construction, Pollay said. The DDA
must fund the remainder of the expense.
The repairs of the Maynard structure will be
extensive, including replacing the concrete slabs.
With 800 spaces, the Maynard facility is twice as
large as the one on Forest Street.
"Basically, we go in there and take out every-
thing horizontal," Pollay said. The cement
slabs, which weren't sealed from water when
they were installed, have become structurally
unsound after 50 years of corrosion, Pollay
said.
Three other parking structures also will be
revamped, including the Liberty Square struc-
ture, which will close Saturday for the next two
weeks. Nearly all of the parking structures will
be closed in rotating order for various stages of
repair.
Short of demolition, structures will receive
repair ranging from painting to replacing the ete-'
vators, Pollay said.

HUES publisher Dyann Logwood gives the keynote speech in the Michigan League's Henderson Room last night at the second-
annual forum, titled "Get Real: Women Talking about Women's Health."
Anua m urges womtenhto
'gvet real' about health issues

OMA amendment
aims to ensure open
presidential searches
By Jeffrey Kosseff The Detroit Free Press challenged
Daily Staff Reporter NMU's closed interviews in the Ingham-
Public accessibility to university pres- County Circuit Court, and the universi--
idential searches and the state's Open ty was found in violation of the act. The
Meetings Act are again at the heart of a court ordered NMU to pay the Free
bill proposed by a state legislator. Press' legal fees.
the proposal, which broadens the "Northern (Michigan University).
applications of made -'an
the OMA, was innocent
referred to the "I can'tb a loophole mistake,"
Colleges andb Sc h warz-.
Universities i cs said. "Bt
Committee by the there is no
state House. ag ins ttambiguity
State Rep, -' as to what
Harold Vorhees - Deborah Cherry is in this
(D-Wyom i ng), State Rep. (D-Burton) statute.
proposed an Hershel
OMA amend- Fink, the
ment that states "the interviews of the attorney who argued the case for the Ffee
tive final candidates are conducted in Press, said Vorhees' amendment would -
an open session of the governing avoid further misunderstandings.
board." "It would help because the judge
"tUniversity presidential searches did find the statute to be poorly
should not be exempted from the Open worded," Fink said. "Once you're-.
Meetings Act," Vorhees said. down to the final five, everything
The current OMA, Vorhees said, must be open.
does not adequately state that presi- "If the legislature chooses to clarify.
dential searches must be entirely open it, it will be beneficial. Is it absolutely
when they are narrowed down to five essential? Not really.
final candidates. State Rep. Deborah Cherry (P
Others contend the OMA effectively Burton), chair of the Colleges and
states that once a search focuses on five Universities Committee, said the recen
candidates, all interviews must remain circuit court decision eliminated any
open. loopholes that might have existed in the
"It's quite clear that under the current OMA.
bill, boards of universities must inter- "It can't be a loophole if the court
view the final five people completely in ruled against it," Cherry said.
public," said state Sen. John Schwarz, Fink, however, said the issue of
who sponsored the most recent OMA closed presidential searches could
amendment. "We do not need this be brought up in another court and
amendment." the previous decision may be
Schwarz sponsored an amendment, reversed.
adopted last year, which opened presi- "The circuit court ruling is not
dential searches when the field was nar- binding in other circuits," Fink said.
rowed to five candidates. "But it is precedent-setting because it
Vorhees said he proposed the newest was the first judicial review of the
amendment in response to Northern OMA."
Michigan University's April presiden- Vorhees said he has encountered a
tial search, in which the university's great deal of opposition from legisla-
Board of Trustees held private inter- tors who represent districts that include
views with the final candidates. At the university campuses.
time, NMU claimed OMA allowed "Higher education carries a good
some closed-session interviews with deal of influence in the legislature,'
the five candidates. Vorhees said.

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
An intimate group of roughly 30
women gathered last night to explore how
various issues, including HIV/AIDS,
body image, breast cancer and eating dis-
orders relate to women's health.
Sponsored by the University's,
Women's Health Program and supported
by the pharmaceutical company Wyeth-
Ayerst, the second annual forum "Get
Real: Women Talking about Women's
Health" took place in the Michigan
League's Henderson Room.
The program consisted of three parts,
including a keynote address, a video
addressing relevant women's health
topics and a facilitated discussion.
Women's Health Program Research
Coordinator Valerie Press, a recent
University graduate, and LSA senior
Lisa Sklar, who organized the event, said
the program had several intents.
"It's mostly just to spur, to bring about
conversation," Sklar said, referring to the
women's health topics brought up by the
speaker and the video.
Press said she hopes the forum will
allow students to familiarize them-
selves with various campus health
resources, including the Women's
Health Resource Center.
"This is for anyone, but we obviously
target first-yearstudents who don't know
what the places are, don't know where to
go or don't have a face to feel comfort-
able knowing the places," Press said.
Press said the organizers, many of the
facilitators and some interested stu-
dents plan on forming a student group

by winter semester. The group would
provide the community, including
sororities, residence halls and high
schools, with private sessions similar to
last night's forum.
"A student group was a brainstorm dur-
ing our facilitators'training," Press said.
Dyann Logwood, publisher of the
HUES women's magazine, which is an
acronym for Hear Us Emerging Sisters,
spoke about HIV/AIDS during her inter-
active presentation and keynote speech.
"I felt that if they had a hands-on
approach to thinking about it, it would be
closer to their experiences," she said.
Logwood said she hopes to challenge
her audience to realize how to control
their health and be active participants in
issues related to women's health.
"Protecting yourself seems really
simple, but it isn't easy because we're
not taught how," Logwood said. "For
some people, they learn later on in life
and some people don't learn at all."
HUES magazine, which is now pub-
lished quarterly, was the brainchild of
Logwood and several friends who
began the magazine for a women's stud-
ies action project in 1991. The maga-
zine was later funded by the University
before becoming a national publication
with outside investors.
LSA senior Laura Cyrocki, a volun-
teer at the Women's Health Resource
Center, said participants in the small
group discussion she facilitated
responded passionately to the issues.
"I think we had a great turnout and
the people were very enthusiastic,"
Cyrocki said.

Cyrocki attributed the event's success
in part to the variety of facilitators who
guided the discussion groups.
"We had a good mix of facilitators rep-
resenting lots of different groups, so that
was a good aspect of it," Cyrocki said.
Press said one change made from last
year's program included an invitation to
men. Only two men from the University
community joined in the discussion.
"I think most women would agree that
men should know about women's health
as well," Press said. "Men that are hon-
estly interested in women's health, please
come. But this is not the time for debate."
LSA senior and Women's Health
Resource Center volunteer April Zeoli,
who also facilitated a group discussion,
said that although the event was infor-
mational and successful, she had a few
suggestions to better future programs.
"I wish it had touched more on sexu-
al assault and the aftermath,"Zeoli said.
As well as forums next semester,Aa
second "Get Real" program will take
place in the Pierpont Commons'
Boulevard room on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Anyone who would like more infor-
mation about the Women's Health
Resource Center, the forum or getting
involved in the new student group
should call 936-8886.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today
GROUP MEETINGS sponsored by Alianza, South of Washtenaw County, County
Quad, Ambatana Lounge, 7:30 Courthouse, Room 31 , 101E
Allanza, 668-6119, Trotter House, p. oHuron, 12-1 p.m.
UCommon Room, 7:30 p.m. "Body Marking or Marked Bodies: "The End of A Nightstick,
, Cleptomanacs and Shoplifters Women-Made Videos on Body- Confronting Police Brutality,"
d Anonymous, 913-6990, First Making, Body Altering Rituals and sponsored by Revolutionary Anti-
Baptist Church, 512 E. Huron St. Surgeries," sponsored by The Imperialist League, Trotter House,
- Room 102, 7-8:30 p.m. " Department of Obstetrics and 7:10 p.m.
Gynecology, Angell Hall, Auditorium
O Conservative Minyan, 769-0500, C Suite 203, 12-2:30 p.m.
Hillet, 1429 Hill St., 7:30 p.m. DI "HIV/AIDS Testing," sponsored by SRIE
r33 TuhmeaColition/ARA, 763- "he/HIV/AIDS Resource Center
7335, Modern Languages HARC offices, 3075 Clark Rd.' Campus information Centers, 763-
Building, Room B119, 7 p.m. Suite 203, Yspilanti, 6-9 p.m. ' INFO, info@umich.edu, and
U LSA Student Government, LSA UI"Job Hunting Made Easy for www.umich.edu/~info on the
Building, Room 2003, 6 p.m. International Spouses," spon. World Wide Web
U Science Research Club, 761-4320, sored by The International Center, L Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley
Dental School, Room G-390, 7:30- Pierpont Commons, Room B510, Lobby,.8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.
10 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. UI Psychology Peer Advising Office,
'University Aikido, 668-0464, U "Mark Doty Reading from His Work," 647-3711, East Hall, Room 1346,
Intramural Sports Building, sponsored by The Department of 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Wrestling Room, 5-6 p.m. English, Rackham Amphitheatre, L Senior Portraits, 764-9425,
4 p.m. Michigan Union, Sophia B. Jones
EVENTS LI "Mental Illness and the Legal Room, 9 a.m:5 p.m.
System," Bag lunch, sponsored U Safewalk, 936-1000, Shapiro Library
U "Affirmative Action Teach in," by The Alliance for the Mentally Ill Lobby, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
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