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The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 27, 1998 - 3

CRIME i
South Quad
resident receives
unsettling e-mail
A caller reported to DPS on
Tuesday that she received unsettling e-
mails from a man in Australia, DPS
reports stated.
The student, a resident of South
Quad Residence Hall, said she is
receiving e-mail messages from an
unknown male from Australia. The e-
mail messages, however, are regis-
tered from her own account. In the
messages, the man reportedly writes
that he is angry at her for sending him
harassing e-mail messages with sexu-
ally explicit content.
' The student said she never sent an
e-mail to the person.
A report was filed.
Home invasions
hit family housing
DPS issued a crime alert on
Monday warning residents of the
Northwood V Family Housing about
home invasions that have occurred
recently.
In each instance, entry to the units
was gained by forcing the sliding glass
door open. DPS is urging Northwood
residents to utilize a horizontal bar or
stick to the supplement the latches on
their sliding doors.
DPS also recommends that resi-
dents contact the Family Housing
Office if their door is not equipped
with a sliding door latch.
T-shirts stolen
from Yost Arena
The Department of Public Safety
received a call Wednesday evening
that reported some T-shirts were taken
from Yost Arena, DPS reports stated.
The caller said that a subject ran
past a table displaying Michigan hock-
ey championship shirts. Reports indi-
cate that the person ran off with a
number of shirts and drove away in a
vehicle that had been parked nearby.
A report was filed.
Small fire ignites
in Couzens Hall
DPS received a call on Monday
evening reporting a fire at the
Couzens Residence Hall, DPS reports
state.
Smoke was smelled in the 3100 hall
after a substance in a trash can ignited,
DPS reported.
The building was evacuated, and the
Ann Arbor Fire Department was noti-
fied. Minor property damage was
reported.
Student's purse
taken in Union
A student called DPS on Tuesday
afternoon to report that a woman's
purse was stolen from her at the
Michigan Union.
The caller said a woman took anoth-
er woman's purse and ran out the front
doors of the Union. The suspect was
described as heavy set and wearing a
grey sweatshirt, DPS reports state.
DPS later found the suspect and her
background revealed no prior criminal
activity. The purse was later returned
to the victim without the money, DPS

reports state.
The suspect was released and a pos-
sible warrant authorization is pending.
Harassing e-mail
sent to student
A resident of Mary Markley
Residence Hall called DPS to report that
she and her friends are receiving harass-
ing e-mails, according to DPS reports.
The caller said that an unknown per-
son set up an e-mail account out of a
California-based computer company.
The e-mail messages have been sent to
the her and her friends, reports state.
The caller requcsted to file a harass-
ment report.
-Compiled by Daily Staff'Reporter
Reilly Brennan.

Author discusses race factor in job market

By Lee Palmer
Daily Staff Reporter
Marta Tienda, a professor of sociolo-
gy from Princeton University, joined
the Institute of Social Research's cele-
bration of 50 years on campus by
speaking before students, professors
and community members in a packed
Clements Library yesterday.
Tienda presented a summary of her
latest book, "Color and Opportunity:
Welfare, Work and the Urban
Underclass" The research presented in
her book shows that race remains a crit-
ical factor when studying trends in the

U.S. labor market.
Despite the existence of extensive
academic research on the role race
plays in the cycle of poverty in the
United States, Tienda began her talk on
a less formal note. She opened with
quotations from "voices of the parents
in the inner city" because they are the
"most qualified" to comment.
Tienda presented data from detailed
surveys she conducted of different
racial groups in Chicago and discussed
how these groups compare to similar
neighborhoods across the nation.
"Poverty remains unacceptably high

(in the United States) for such an afflu-
ent nation" said Tienda, adding that
"color limits economic opportunities
more than can be attributed to declining
job opportunities.
"Of those polled, it was generally
agreed that the best jobs go to whites
with education, and the worst jobs go to
blacks and latinos,"Tienda said.
Opening up the floor for questions,
Tienda concluded her fast-paced talk
with a prediction that the questions of
race and poverty will continue into the
next century.
"Color continues to limit job oppor-

tunities:' Tienda said. "The problem of
the 21st Century remains a problem of
the color line."
Education graduate student Sean
McCabe said he came to hear how the
professor's research specifically relates
to his field.
"I came (to the lecture) primarily
because I have an interest in the way the
issue of race and ethnicity are going to
impact education," McCabe said. "I
want to hear what she envisions are
some of the solutions to the problems
that face education."
Engineering senior Luis Bernal said he

was interested in learning about Tienda's
views on the data she gathered.
"I wanted to hear an academic per-
spective on the struggle of people of
color and to see if(Tienda) has ideas or
suggestions that she's learned through
her studies," Bernal said.
Tim Peregord, a northern Michigan
resident, said he found the talk informa-
tive, but that at times, it was hard to fol-
low.
"There was just too much inforina-
tion for such a short time," Peregord
said. "There's so many factors in their
surveys I couldn't catch it all."'

----I

Awareness
month ends
withl panel of.
AIDS experts
By Kily Scheer
For the Daily
AIDS activists and University health professionals
promoted AIDS awareness yesterday at a panel yes-
terday held in the Michigan League to inaugurate the
University's Speaker Initiative.
The panel featured Jeanne White-Ginder, the
mother of AIDS victim Ryan White.
"We (were) very excited to have her come to cam-
pus," said LSA first-year student Brian Reich, co-
coordinator of the Speaker Initiative. "She is an inspi-
ration to everyone with her courage and determina-
tion."
White-Ginder was joined by Patrick Yankee, from
the University HIV/AIDS Center, Dr. Dan Kaul and
Hyatt Yu, from University HIV/AIDS Treatment
Program.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. By infecting
and destroying white blood cells, it weakens the
immune system, making the body more susceptible
to diseases. The average time from HIV infection to
the progression to AIDS is 8-11 years, but there is no
definite progression timeline.
There is no vaccine to prevent the virus, nor is
there a cure. Current treatments just slow the pro-
gression of the disease.
All of the speakers emphasized that people -
especially students - have misconceptions about
HIV and AIDS that put them at risk.
"People still believe that they won't contract AIDS;"
said White-Ginder. "Our youth are at high risk."
Approximately one in 800 adult and adolescent
females and one in 160 adult and adolescent males
ages 13 and older are infected with HIV or AIDS. It is
predicted that by the end of the year 2000, between 60
and 70 million adults will have been infected with HIl'
In response to these statistics, White-Ginder has
made students and children the focus of her cam-
paign for AIDS education.
"Teenagers think they are invincible," White-
Ginder said. "They think they are not at risk; howev-

Diesel

PAUL TALANIAN/Daily
Patrick Yankee from the University Human Immunodeficiency Virus /Auto Immunodeficiency
Syndrome Resource Center, speaks at an AIDS discussion yesterday in the Michigan League.

er, they are more likely to experiment with different
partners and drugs."
According to the Federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, AIDS is the sixth leading
cause of death among people aged 15-24.
Jeanne White-Ginder's "presence and speech is
important to maintain a level of awareness for stu-
dents in this areas and throughout the nation," Yu
said.
White-Ginder said she has received positive
responses from schools that promote awareness and
prevention of AIDS by bringing in speakers and dis-
tributing literature, but the real problem is schools
that do not educate their students.
"Many schools have used Ryan as an easy way to
introduce AIDS as anybody's disease because he was
one of the first hemophiliacs to contract the AIDS
virus and (he) was a child," White-Ginder said.
Due to more research and aggressive treatment,
HIV is becoming more of a chronic illness instead of
progressing to the AIDS virus. 1998 has brought a

host of new treatments, and, as a result, fewer deaths.
"We are still a long way from curing this, though,"
Yu said.
Speakers emphasized that the lower number of
deaths does not mean people should stop thinking
about AIDS.
"As the fear of HIV slips, consciousness slips and
people forget to take necessary precautions," Kaul
said.
The University Speaker Initiative was formed this
semester by Reich, LSA junior Gregg Lanier, LSA
senior Ron Page and Art and Design senior Uday
Gajendar to provide students and the community
with programs designed to foster discourse on a
variety of subjects.
"We already have the overwhelming support of
dozens of campus groups as well as several
University officials," Reich said.
Speaker Initiative "is proof that many different
groups on campus can work together toward one
goal," Lanier said.

tax hike?
defeated
LANSING (AP) - Attempts to
boost the state diesel fuel tax to'mitch
the state gasoline tax rate went dewn in
flames yesterday in the Michigan
Senate.
Critics noted that truck fees were
increased last year, and said truckers
near Michigan's southern horder
would go into other states for their
fuel if the tax was increased. Backers
of the increase argued it was only
fair to tax diesel and gasoline the
same.
"They will fill up before they'get to
Michigan and drive through," wrned
Sen. Philip Hoffman (R-Horton-Sen.
Gary Peters (D-Pontiac) argued i4 vain
that yesterday's action "is going to cre-
ate unfairness" in the different tax lev-
els.
The Republican-controlled Senate
rejected, by a vote of 24-12, a bill to
raise the diesel fuel tax from 15 cents
per gallon to 19 cents per gallon for
delivery vans and smaller trucks.
And it defeated, 26-9, an amendment
proposed to a separate bill to boost the
motor carrier diesel tax - for big
semi-trucks - from 21 cents per g l-
lon to 25 cents per gallon. Such truck-
ers have a six-cents-a-gallon discount,
meaning the effective tax would aJso
jump from 15 to 19 cents per gallon;
The dual votes represent a setback
for Gov. John Engler, who has aulled
for a diesel fuel tax increase to 'iatch
last year's gasoline tax boost. It went
from 15 cents per gallon to 19 cents,
and Engler has proposed a simiilar
diesel fuel tax boost to generate $31
million more for roads.
"He's got some work to do in this
body if he wants to increase this tax,
said Senate Minority Leader John
Cherry (D-Clio).
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A2 area robberies
may be connected

KNOW OF NEWS?
CALL 76-DAILY.
BUT WAIT A WEEK,
WERE LEAVING TOO.

By Reilly Brennan
Daily Staff Reporter
Two unarmed robberies occurred at
separate convenience stores early
Tuesday morning, the Ann Arbor Police
Department reported. AAPD officials
speculate that the two crimes may be
linked.
"As the investigation continues, we
suspect the two robberies may be relat-
ed," said AAPD Sgt. Larry Jerue.
The first robbery took place at
approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday on
North Campus at the Total Petroleum
station on the 2700 block of
Plymouth Road.
According to AAPD reports, a
man came in the store, placed a
candy bar on the counter and acted
as if he wanted to purchase the item.
When the clerk opened the cash
drawer, the man reached over the
counter and took the cash out of the
machine.
The second robbery occurred at

3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Buddy's Mini
Mart on the 2300 block of West
Stadium Blvd. Two men entered
through the side door of the store,
located behind the counter where the
clerk was stationed.
Gary Warren, the clerk on duty at the
time of the robbery, said he let the
thieves take the money out of the
machie.
"They acted pretty calm," Warren
said. "I let them go right ahead and
take the money. I've been robbed
twice before - once at gun point.
Still, this doesn't make me want to
quit. I've got to have money to pay
the bills, and I have to keep work-
ing."
The store's supervisor, Bonnie
Aldrich, said that robberies at Buddy's
are not common.
"This was probably our first in a cou-
ple of years," she said.
No suspects have been indicated in
either incident, and reports were filed.

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