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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 13, 1998 - 3

f ,CRIMEIS
Woman sexually
assaulted on
Fuller Road
___ A woman was sexually assaulted on
O1onday evening near Huron High
School on Fuller Road, according to
Department of Public Safety reports.
The 32-year-old Ann Arbor resident
was jogging on the high school's track
When she was approached by a man. The
suspect then pushed the woman to the
_round and proceeded to rape her on the
track. The suspect then ran to the Gallup
Park area. Ann Arbor Police Department
reports indicate that the suspect implied
hat he was carrying a weapon but did
not use it.
The incident was classified as a first-
degree criminal sexual conduct, meaning
that penetration resulted from the assault
and force was used.
Ex-boyfriend
harasses student
A woman in Northwood V apartments
alled DPS on Wednesday evening to
report that her ex-boyfriend had been
harassing her, DPS reports state.
The woman reported that she ended
:"he relationship with the man more than
two months ago, but the man has contin-
ued to contact her.
The man has made verbal threats to
her and has not used any weapons, but
,he caller requested that her locks be
changed.
A report has been filed and a descrip-
tion of the man has been given to DPS
officers.
Bicycle stolen
from rack in front
of C.C. Little
A man called DPS on Wednesday
night to report his bike had been stolen.
The caller said he locked his bike at
the bicycle racks in front of the C.C.
Little Building at approximately 2:30
p.m. When the man returned at 7:40
p.m., the bike was gone. The caller said
e thought the lock was cut, as it was left
lying near the bicycle rack, DPS reports
state.
A report was filed.
Tools stolen from
*Taubman library
An employee of the Taubman Medical
Library called DPS on Tuesday to report
a theft of power tools from a machine
room.
. The caller said the caged-in room was
broken into during spring break. He said
that the suspect most likely cut the pad-
locks off the cage.
More than $3,900 in power tools were
aken, DPS reports said.
A report was filed.
House burgled on
Church Street
AAPD reports indicate that a burglary
occurred on the 1000 block of Church
,~$treet this past Saturday evening.
Reports state that the thieves entered
.through a sliding glass door on the
ground floor. The door was believed to
unlocked at the time of the incident.
A television, VCR and stereo were
taken in the burglary. The total value of

the stolen items was assessed at $950.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Reilly Brennan.

Month to celebrate Latin American heritage

By Rachel Edelman
Daily Staff Reporter
A month-long celebration of Latin American
heritage and culture, featuring a variety of musical
performances, speakers and filns, kicks off today.
"I'm hoping that through the events, students
can become more appreciative of Latin American
culture," said LSA sophomore Anna Martinez, co-
chair of the Latino Task Force and one of the orga-
nizers of the month.
Latin American Month celebrates the culture of
all of Latin America and celebrates the various
areas of the region during separate weeks. The
month begins with Caribbean Week, which starts
today, followed by Central American and Mexico
Week, South American Week and a finale week
celebrating all of the cultures.
"It's an encouragement to growth and to the real
meaning of diversity," said LSA first-year student
Janet Padilla, co-chair of the Latino Task Force

and one of the organizers of the month.
Padilla said it is important to focus on the diver-
sity of Latin America and recognize that it consists
of many different countries and cultures.
This year's celebration has been extended from
one week to a month so that more latino/a cultures
could be included in the events.
"We wanted to have more of a variety of what
Latin America is," Martinez said.
The events begin today with a "Rhythms of the
Caribbean" party. One of the highlights of the
month is a presentation about chicano history by
Jesus "Chuy" Negrete scheduled for March 20.
Negrete also will give a slide presentation about
the history of Mexican women and their music.
Eloy Rodriguez, an environmental studies pro-
fessor at Cornell University, is scheduled to speak
at Rackham Auditorium on March 23 about tradi-
tional herbal treatments. U.S. Zapatista
Representative Cecilia Rodriguez will be speaking

"We want to share the bond that all Latinos
hold true."
- Katalin Berdy
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs latino/a coordinator

on March 18 and a musical performance by the
Peruvian group "El Sur," which will include songs,
traditional instruments and anecdotes, will take
place on April 2. A cultural fashion and talent
show is scheduled for April 4.
"The purpose is to share the latino culture with
the community at large" said Katalin Berdy, the
latino/a coordinator at the Office of Multi-Ethnic
Student Affairs. "We want to share the bond that
all Latinos hold true."
About 40 students from an Ann Arbor high school
and Whitney High School in Chicago will be visiting
Ann Arbor during the weekend of March 20-22 to

attend some of the planned events. The visiting stu-
dents are scheduled to stay with University students.
"It's an opportunity (for the students) to see that
the latino community here is active ... It gives
them a better idea of college life," Martinez said.
The month will conclude with the Latino
Leadership Awards on April 17, which will recognize
the accomplishments of campus latino/a leaders.
Latin American Month was organized by the
Latino Task Force of the Office of Multi-Ethnic
Student Affairs. Many campus groups, including
Alianza, the Cuban American Student Association
and La Salud also are sponsoring events this month.

Expert speaks at technology
forum on future of hypercars

By Sam Stavis
Daily Staff Reporter
The effect of technology on the
environment is a matter of intense
debate.
"Many view it as an evil; some
believe it is the savior," said SNRE
Prof. Steve Brechin. "Most ask, 'How
far can technology take us?"'
Amory Lovins, one of the United
States' leading energy experts, believes
technology can take us quite far.
In a forum held yesterday as part of
the Environmental Theme Semester,
titled "How Far Can Technology Take
Us: A Look at the Automobile," Lovins
detailed the future of the hypercar - a
new concept of car design and manu-
facture that would produce radically
different, highly efficient automobiles.
The emergence of the hypercar
would be the automotive equivalent of
the industrial revolution, Lovins said.
While automotive design has
remained roughly the same for the
past 100 years, Lovins said the means
are available to move the industry for-
ward by leaps and bounds, and that
progress is merely a matter of chang-
ing cultural perceptions.
"We're used to thinking the only
way to have efficient cars is to have
high oil prices," Lovins said. "We're
also told that the other way to have
efficient cars is to have strict govern-
ment mandates."
The hypercar breaks through the

boundaries made by these conventional
modes of thinking. Its design is based
not only on the most fuel-efficient car
design but also on the most efficient
way to manufacture the car.
Lovins likened traditional car design
to abstract art, forcing companies to.
use inefficient methods of manufacture
when they actually build the cars.
The hypercar is designed from the
beginning to "achieve multiple bene-
fits from single expenditures," Lovins
said. The same technology that makes
it easy to manufacture makes it a more
fuel-efficient car. Each component of
a hypercar is optimized to serve sever-
al different purposes.
"You end up saving a lot more fuel
by saving on car cost," Lovins said.
This design makes the hypercar bet-
ter in every way - hypercars will be
safer, more reliable, quieter and sporti-
er than their conventional counterparts.
"People want cars to be superior -
not get more miles per gallon,
Lovins said.
What makes these benefits possible
are three main design changes: light
weight, low-drag aerodynamics and
an efficient power source.
A hypercar's extremely low weight
is a result of the traditional, heavy
steel chassis and body being replaced
with a single monocoque polymer
unit. This process also dramatically
reduces the number of parts, simplify-
ing production of the car.

The hypercar's ultra low-drag body
shape is combined with low-friction
tires to further reduce energy losses.
A highly efficient powertrain com-
pletes the hypercar formula.
Possibilities for its energy source
include hybrid gasoline-electric
engines, fuel cells and the Sterling
heat-exchange engine.
The results of these combined tech-
nologies and efficient design are
nothing short of spectacular. While a
conventional four-person sedan might
cruise at 30 miles per gallon, a hyper-
car in the same class could easily
attain 100 miles per gallon, and in the
near future, 200 miles per gallon.
Hypercars are also far more environ-
mentally friendly.
The technology to manufacture
hypercars exists, Lovins said. It will,
however, require a large shift in indus-
trial structure, similar to that of the
explosion of the silicon microchip mar-
ket.
Lovins, a MacArthur Fellow, is the
vice president, CFO and director of
research at the Rocky Mountain
Institute.
He has served on the U.S.
Department of Energy's senior advi-
sory board, has published 24 books
and hundreds of papers and was
named in The Wall Street Journal
Centennial Issue as one of the 28
people in the world most likely to
change business in the 1990s.

NATHAN RUFFER/Daily
Amory Lovins, one of the United States' leading experts on energy efficiency,
speaks yesterday at the environmental technology forum at Angell Hall.

Senate attacks welfare

LANSING (AP) -The Republican-
run Michigan Senate moved yesterday
to further tighten state welfare rules,
prompting critics to charge the
Republicans are just beating up on poor
people by mandating finger-printing
and drug-testing.
Backers, however, said they are try-
ing to discourage people from gam-
bling with welfare money and trying to
protect state funding for the truly
'needy.
"Now is the time, when times are
good and work is plentiful, to encour-
age people to work," said Sen. Joel
Gougeon (R-Bay City), chair of the
Senate Families, Mental Health and
Human Services Committee.
"Our focus is on empowering, not

punishing, welfare recipients while pro-
tecting taxpayers," Senate Majority
Leader Dick Posthumus (R-Alto) said
of the Republican package.
But some Democrats were irate.
"Isn't it true you just want to intimi-
date people?" Sen. Virgil Smith (D-
Detroit) demanded of a Family
Independence Agency official who
defended the tougher rules.
The legislation is expected to have a
tougher time in the Democrat-con-
trolled state House, and Smith said
Republicans are using it for election-
year political gain.
But, Gougeon said, "I don't think it's
too much to ask to make sure the peo-
ple who are truly in need of the money
get it."

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Sponsored by UAC, Power Center
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U "How Wide Is Commonsense
Psychology by Jennifer Honsby,
University College London at
Birbeck," Sponsored by Philosophy
Department, Rackham Building,
East Conference Room on the
fourth floor, 4 p.m.
U "Naturalizing Commonsense
Psychology/Philosophy Spring
Colloquium," Sponsored by
Philosophy Department, Rackham
Building, East Conference Room
on the fourth floor, 4-6 p.m.
U "Natural Symposium on Social
Science and Policy Making,"
Sponsored by institute for Social
Research 50th Anniversary,
Rackham Building, Amphitheater,
15n m

J "HIV/AIDS Testing," Community
Family Health Center, 1230 N.
Maple Rd., 6-9 p.m.
U "interfaith Workshop Service,"
Sponsored by Guild House
Interfaith Campus Ministry, Guild
House, 802 Monroe St., 5:30-'
6:30 p.m.
U "is Content-Extemalism Compatible
with Privileged Access? by Brian
McLaughlin, Rutgers University,"
Sponsored by Philosophy
Department, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 9 a.m.
1 "Naturalizing Commonsense
Psychology/Philosophy Spring
Colloquium," Sponsored by
Philosophy Department, Rackham
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on the fourth floor, 9 a.m.-1 .m.
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4354.
U "What is this Thing called
"Commonsense Psychology? by
Lynne Rudder Baker, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst,"
Sponsored b Philosophy
Department, Michigan Union,
Kuenzel Room, 11 a.m.
U "Weekly Rummage Sale," Sponsored
by The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor,
Kiwanis Building, 200 S. First St.,
corner of Washington, 9 a.m-12 p.m.
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