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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 20, 1998 - 3A

CRIME
Peeping tom
SnO iSM
do wood II
A husband and wife caught a man
spying into their Northwood II home
arly Saturday morning, according
to Department of Public Safety
reports.
The suspect was seen by the cou-
ple peering into several homes on
the 1700 block of Cram Circle in
Northwood.
The couple said they were unaware
of what the man was doing at the time
but said he stood in front of their
apartmenthwindow and briefly pulled
down his pants and pulled them back
O1p.
The suspect was described as clean
shaven, wearing a denim outfit.
DPS has one man in custody who
may fit the description of the suspect.
Video game
machine stolen
A video game machine was stolen
from South Quad Residence Hall early
yesterday morning, according to DPS
reports.
A resident of South Quad called
DPS to report that he saw two students
drag the machine from the elevator on
the east side of the building onto the
third floor.
The resident told DPS he could iden-
tify the suspects.
DPS later found the video game
machine on the ninth floor with its plug
torn removed.
No suspects were apprehended.
Shoes frighten
bathroom user
A pair of shoes were reported to DPS
Wednesday morning.
The shoes were located in a bath-
room in the Art and Architecture
Building.
A caller told DPS she did not know
if anyone was in the shoes, but that the
shoes were in a bathroom stall.
After further investigation, DPS
found the owner of the shoes who
turned out to be someone trespassing in
the building.
DPS issued the person a ticket and
*scorted the person out of the build-
ing.
Rocks thrown at
'U' bus driver
A University bus driver had rocks
thrown at her bus Wednesday after-
noon, according to DPS reports.
The bus driver said four 12-year-old
*oys threw rocks at her bus as she
drove through a parking lot on
McIntyre Street.
The bus driver was unable to identi-
fy the suspects.
There was no damage to the bus.
Trespasser
harasses staff
A trespasser in Hutchins Hall report-
edly harassed staff members Monday

afternoon.
DPS reports state the suspect was
yelling and screaming at the staff.
Staff members asked the suspect to
p leave and attempted to close one of the
doors, but the suspect re-opened the
door.
The man eventually left and was
st seen walking in an unknown
Rirection.
He was last seen wearing a yellow
shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.
DPS was able to locate the man and
gave him a trespassing ticket and a
court date.
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Nikita Easley

MSA elections see standard voter turnout

By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
With 2 hours and 15 minutes left on the sec-
ond day of Michigan Student Assembly fall
elections, 2,533 students had cast their ballots,
putting the turnout close to last year's numbers.
"In the very first hour of polling we got a
hundred or so votes, so hopefully we'll see
something similar in the last hour" said MSA
election director Alex Hovan. "I wish every
student would vote."
Paper ballots accounted for only 263 of the
ballots cast in the two-day elections, Hovan
said. Hovan said he would not be surprised if
the paper sites eventually are phased out of the
elections process.

New Frontier Party LSA candidate Scott
Behnan said he is "disgusted" with the amount
of publicity given to online voting.
"As far as accessibility, I expected a lot
more;' said Behnan, a first-year student. "The
University should make some attempt broad-
cast this sort of thing."
Behnan said he would like to see a link to the
MSA voting site on the University's homepage.
Independent LSA candidate Dale Winling
said the election lacked "issues that really
attempt to drive the campaign." Winling added
that the party platforms also failed to motivate
students to vote.
"Nobody really brought up valid issues,"said
Winling, a junior.

Both candidates said they are concerned
with the low percentage of students who voted
in the election.
"People are talking, yelling and whining,
but they don't use their right to vote,"
Behnan said.
Defend Affirmative Action Rackham candi-
date Jessica Curtin said she is thankful to all
the student groups that assisted in her party's
campaign.
Curtin said if she is not elected she will con-
tinue to work with the assembly to promote
affirmative action.
"We're going to continue to organize the stu-
dents on campus," Curtin said. "We'll get some
people elected, it's just a question of how many."

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LSA junior Mazen Harake votes In Angell Hall yesterday.

Playing around

Regents approve
funding wish

DANA LINNANE/Daily
Two-year-old Tykese Louis, part of the Time for Tots program, plays among the woven baskets on South State Street yesterday
on campus.
J g' celebrates 60yas nA2

By Mike Spahn
Daily Staff Reporter
The University Board of Regents,
just four months after agreeing on a
budget for the current year, approved
yesterday a state funding request for a 5
percent increase when the state appro-
priates funds for fiscal year 2000.
The request translates to a $22.2 mil-
lion increase in funding from the state.
Provost Nancy Cantor, who over-
sees the budget process of which the
state appropriation is one part, pre-
sented a letter to the board that was
approved unanimously by its mem-
bers.
While acknowledging the large
size of the increase request, Cantor
said the funding is critical to the
University.
"This is a lot for us to be asking, but
we have a lot to do," Cantor said. "We
think this is critical to keep this place as
jumping as it is."
Last year, Gov. John Engler offered a
1.5-percent increase to all state colleges
and universities, but that offer was later
augmented by the Legislature to 3 per-
cent. This led to a 4.5 percent increase in
tuition, which was greater than the rate of
inflation - a benchmark that the state
wants colleges to stay under.
But University. President Lee
Bollinger said that linking tuition
increases to the rate of inflation is a "seri-
ous mistake." The Consumer Price Index
measures the prices urban citizens pay to
maintain their lifestyle from year to year,
Bollinger said. This is not applicable to
whether the University can pay for brain
research or any other program, he said.
"It makes no sense to me to have them
as a common thread." Bollinger said.
He added that recent years have
seen limited support from the state,
causing tuition increases.
"There has been a steady decline

in state support, which means an
increasing burden on tuition,"
Bollinger said.
The Department of Management
and Budget, the state organization that
crafts the budget, has not yet beg-zun
putting specific numbers to progr'im .
Press Secretary Kelly Chesney said she
could not comment on whcther the
request will be met.
"The governor's thoughts will be
made clear when he presents his budgtct
proposal" Chesney said, adding that
she expects that to be complete by the
first week in February.
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle Creek),
who chairs the Senate's subcommittee on
colleges and universities, said the request
is not outrageous, but it is too early in the
process to know what will happen.
"It is eminently reasonable percent-
age to ask for in the request," Schwarz
said. "But I can't remember a year that
any University got exactly what they
asked for."
Both Cantor and Bollinger said they
need an increase in funding to ensure the
continued excellence of the University.
Retaining faculty and providing services
for students are essential to the mainte-
nance of that stature.
"The state funding request ... is our
attempt to make superb work seem rou-
tine because it's in every corner of the
campus,' Cantor said.
Bollinger said he believes the citi-
zens of the state have certain ideals they
hope the University pursues, and the
state appropriation must be high so
those ideals can be met.
"We'll do again, everything we have
done to keep tuition down;' Bollingcr
said. "But we want the University to be
one of the great research universities in
the country.
- Daily Staff Reporter Katie Plona
contributed to tuis report.

By Kelly O'Connor
Daily Staff Reporter
Waiters and waitresses passed out
plastic glasses of champagne, and a blues
guitarist strummed chords as patrons of
The Brown Jug celebrated the restau-
rant's 60th anniversary last night.
Mayor Ingrid Sheldon stopped by the
party to join in the celebration with The
Brown Jug's co-owners Jim and George
Paron. She presented the two with a
proclamation on behalf of the city con-
gratulating the Jug on the contribution it
has made to Ann Arbor's downtown.
Brown Jug Manager Abid Khan said
he is happy to see a family business per-
severe in a time when many do not.

"It's good that a business like this can
flourish - they don't all have to turn into
Domino's Pizzas," Khan said.
Fred Goldgram, a regular customer at
The Brown Jug, said his age and experi-
ence living in other cities allows him to
appreciate the uniqueness of the restau-
rant's atmosphere.
"I'm a great fan of things that endure,"
Goldgram said. "A lot of young people
don't respect the tradition."
Goldgram also enjoyed the family
atmosphere The Brown Jug provided,
including many talks he had with George
Paron's mother, known as "mama."
"Mama made this place," Goldgram
said. "She used to sit at my table and talk

with me. She might have thought I was
doing something for her, but really, she
was doing something for me by taking
the time."
George Paron said he has been
reminded of the connections he and his
son have made with former customers
and employees in recent months.
"It's been rewarding to have people
come back with their kids and tell us that
this was the place they met," he said.
A regular at The Brown Jug, Craig
Gorkiewicz, said the restaurant's contin-
ued presence in Ann Arbor is a big
accomplishment. "It's pretty damn amaz-
ing when you really think about it,"
Gorkiewicz said.

Castillo search
s hifts to East Coast

By Nick Bunkley
Daily Staff Reporter
Four days after Milton Main
Castillo allegedly shot two brothers to
death in his Ann Arbor apartment,
investigators continued a nationwide
hunt for the suspect yesterday.
After Maryland police on Tuesday
located the car Castillo reportedly had
been driving following the murders,
FBI and local police investigators there
began a search in Maryland.
"He could have gone anywhere
from there, but obviously we will begin
from there," Ann Arbor Police
Department Sgt. Michael Logghe said.
With a federal fugitive warrant and
a four-count Washtenaw County war-
rant issued for Castillo's arrest, the
search continues to intensify.
The Washtenaw County warrant
cites two counts of felonious use of a
firearm - which carries a mandatory
sentence of at least two years - and two
counts of murder, AAPD Sgt. Andrew

Zazula said. Zazula said Castillo could
face up to life in prison for the murders
if convicted.
Logghe said AAPD officials must
wait for word from the FBI or Maryland
police before taking further action.
"We're working with federal and
local authorities out East, but we'll just
go about our daily business here,"
Logghe said.
The Rueda brothers and Castillo were
residents of Stadium Apartments, located
near Stadium and Pauline boulevards.
Logghe would not confirm whether
either of the brothers was carrying a
weapon. Police believe the Ruedas went
to Castillo's apartment Sunday morning
to settle a dispute they had with Castillo
at a local bar several weeks ago.
Once Castillo left the apartments, he
traded cars at his mother's Ann Arbor
apartment. Late Tuesday, authorities in
Prince George's County, Md., discovered
the car Castillo had been driving but
found no signs of the suspect himself.

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