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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 6, 1998 - 3

*CRIMEii
Two stolen 'U'
golf carts
recovered
4 Two golfs carts were found late
ast week in the Ann Arbor area,
Department of Public Safety reports
state.
Ann Arbor Police Department
officials found the first cart
Thursday afternoon near the 7th
Street'entrance to Ann Arbor Pioneer
High School. DPS officers contacted
golf course staff members to identi-
fy as the No. 5 Yamaha cart.
DPS officers recovered a second
if cart, worth approximately
t,500, at Red Oak Road and Lois
Court on Saturday evening. The offi-
cers contacted golf course staff
members to identify the cart, and
they used a tow truck to return the
vehicle. They found the vehicle's
keys in the ignition.
Three suspects
trespass in
construction site
Three subjects were found tres-
passing in a construction site on the
corner of East University Avenue
and Hill Street early Friday morn-
ing, according to DPS reports.
An East Quad residence hall
adviser told DPS officials she saw
ne female and two male suspects
*mp the construction site fence and
enter the area.
The suspects then climbed to the
roof of the structure and returned to
the ground.
DPS officials are trying to press
charges against the suspects for
trespassing in a construction site.
Jirefighters
extinguish
burning kiosk
A University kiosk near North
University Avenue caught fire early
Friday morning, DPS reports state.
A caller said she was driving by
and noticed the kiosk, located
between Mason Drive and the
Natural Science building, in
ames. DPS officers were unable
extinguish the fire, and Ann
Arbor Fire Department officers
arrived to quell the flames.
Officers extinguished the fire,
then examined the cables in the tun-
nel beneath the kiosk after. The fire
was ruled an accident.
Man wounded
.fter slipping into
manhole
A man injured his leg Friday after
stepping in a manhole in a
University parking lot on East
Hoover Avenue, DPS reports state.
The victim did not request emer-
gency medical attention, and said he
only wanted to report the hole
because it posed a danger to others.
DPS officers covered the 12-inch
*ain pipe, located between Kliff
Keen Arena and Weidenbach Hall,
with a orange cone.

IVother calls DPS
when son won't
turn down TV
A Northwood resident called
PS officials Sunday to report her
-year old refused to turn down
the volume on the television,
according to DPS reports.
The mother told DPS officials
her son had a history of violence
and had destroyed a computer last
November.
The son did not have access to
any weapons.
The mother reported that the son
did not take any violent actions
ainst his mother Sunday after-
oon.
DPS officials found an outstand-
ing AAPD bench warrant for retail
fraud on the son, who was taken
into custody.
- Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
Jennifer Yachnin.

MSA reports year's goals to City Council

By Kelly O'Connor
Da i MI o~rtcr
The Michigan Student Assembly
reported once again that it is hard at
work on issues afitcting students.
The first person toItake the podium at
last night's Ann Arbor (ity Council
meeting, MSA President Trent
Thompson addressed the council on
upcoming events on this year" MSA
agenda.
One issue of importance to the group
is student voter education. MSA hopes
to register s mrany students to vote a:

possible. Thompson said.
Once that is accomplished, MSA will
make efforts to inform student voters of
the issues, Thompson said.
"We want to give students as much
information as possible, so they can
make objective decisions when voting,"
Thompson said.
Plans also are underway for MSA to
organize two political debates that will
be easily accessible to students.
The first debate, scheduled for Oct.
27 will feature Republican Mayor
Ingrid Sheldon and Democratic

"We want to give students as much
information as possible us"
- Trent Thompson
Michigan Student Assembly President

Tentatively scheduled to print some-
time in December, the book would list
all off-campus apartments, houses and
co-ops, their locations, accommoda-
tions and last year's rent pnces.
The book would offer information
not previously available in one
resource, Thompson said.
"The guidebook would target fresh-
men and sophomores and be a useful
reference for those looking for a place
to live," he said.
MSAs next meeting will be held
tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Mayoral Candidate Christopher Kolb,
current mayor pro-tempore. VS. Rep.
Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor) and
Republican candidate Tom Hickey will
meet in the second debate, whicLh has
yet to be scheduled.
Also in the w rks is an MSA forum

scheduled for Oct. 2
It will target the leaders of student
groups and bring them together to learn
the skills of lobbying in government.
Thompson also informed the council
of MSAs plans to publish an off-cam-
pus student housing guidebook.

GM to merge domestic,
international operations

DETROIT (AP) - General
Motors Corp. will name G. Richard
Wagoner Jr. to lead a newly consol-

It's expected the consolidation will
result in some job cuts as redundant
operations are eliminated to reduce
costs.

idated North
American and
international
automotive oper-
ations, putting
him in line even-
tually to succeed
Chair Jack

General Motors
will name a new
chair today.

Wagoner heads
North American
operations, GM's
largest and most
profitable unit.
Lou Hughes, who
has been in charge

Smith, a compa-
ny source said
late yesterday.
Smith scheduled a news confer-
ence for today to announce the
changes. The No. I automaker's
board met yesterday and apparently
approved the long-anticipated con-
solidation of (M's automotive oper-
ations.
GM recently moved the headquar-
ters of its international operations
from Zurich, Switzerland, to Detroit
in anticipation of the consolidation.

of international
operations, will
be reassigned, said the source, who
spoke on condition of anonymity.
Vice Chair Ilarry Pearce general-
ly had been thought to be Smith's
eventual successor until he was
diagnosed with leukemia earlier this
year. He remains under treatment.
Smith is expected to retire early in
the next decade.
Ronald Zarrella, who heads GM's
sales and marketing staff, is expect-
ed to be named to head the North

American automotive unit and
report to Wagoner. Zarrella is a for-
mer president of Bausch & Lomb.
The reorganization follows GM's
announcement in August that it
plans to spin off its huge Delphi
Automotive Systems parts unit by
the end of 1999. That deal could be
complicated by resistance from the
United Auto Workers union, who
enter national contract talks with
GM in June.
GM is just rebounding from two
crippling strikes in June and July,
which cut deeply into its U.S. mar-
ket share.
The merger coincides with GM's
cost-saving efforts to produce vehi-
cles from just seven global "plat-
forms," the chassis and basic parts
used for a car or truck.
The first of GM's global plat-
forms is called "Delta" and will
support a line of small cars starting
in 2001 in the United States.

DAVID ROCHKIND/Daily
Heidi Hartmann speaks at the seventh annual Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin
Welch lecture at the Rackham School of Graduate Studies yesterday.
Lectur.Lers hontl-dor
almumnus, discuss&
status of womenl

Man pleads guilty to having sex
with girl he met on Internet

By Jamie Winkler
For the Daily
As the nation focuses on a potential
economic downturn, a group of camn-
pus community members gathered to
discuss the economic status of the
nation's women.
About 80 peorie attended the sev-
enth annual li/ibeth Charlotte
Mullin Welch Ietlure at the Rackham
School of Graduate Studies.
The lecture serves to commemorate
the life and accomplishments o
University alumnus Mullin Welch
through presenting Ii1,male lecturers
who hae "gils of crcativity, strength
of character and illumination of
vision,"said Carol I lollenshead, direc-
tor of the University's Center for
Education of Women.
Mullin Welch was a prominent
journalist and businesswoman during
the 1940s and '50s.
'his year's speaker, Heidi
Hartmann, "is a model of a woman
who has contributed to her daughters
and all of us as women of the econo-
my," Hollenshead said.
Hartmann, the founder and director
of the Washington, D.C.-based
Institute for Women's Policy
Research, spoke on the advancement
of women in the economy.
The lecture focused on problems
of women in the economy ranging
from child-care to education to
unemployment.
She said all women have to work
together by winning seats on public
offices and changing policies to better
the lifestyles of all wmen.
"I like that she focuses on all
women in general. She didn't segre-
gate women into racial categories"
L SA senior Shareia Carter said.
The IWPR and University
researchers pulled together to pro-
duce numbers and statistics that

helped persuade Congress to pass
the family Medical I cave Act,
which allows pregnant women the
right to their jobs after taking
maternity leave.
Ilartmann presented many graphs,
charts and statistical data gathered by
the IWPR tit are used to "put women
'nd the center of the analysis" and
generate public policy designed to
help women. Research strongly
showed work experience and job train-
ing help women get out of poverty
flartmann addressed common
stereotypes of welfare recipients as
including women with several chil-
dren who sit around at home.
"Welfare reform we've based on
these myths and stereotypes, and
they're just not true,1 Hartmann said.
She illustrated that two-thirds of
welfare moms currently are working
part- or full-time, but they need the
government to top off their house-
hold incomes.
'Poverty is one of the very few
problems you can solve with
money," Hartmann said. Some of
her speech focused on European
politics with respect to child care
and government subsidies.
Hartmann, in her discussion of
these serious topics, managed to throw
in personal anecdotes and jokes.
"It was an incredible speech. It is
very encouraging to see women in
places of power," LSA senior Natasha
Qureshi said.
Hartmann's advice to all women
was to become elected to political
offices. She emphasized that the
major effects on policy would be
through office-holding women.
"In the history of the United States,
there have only been 15 women gov-
ernors, three of iwhich are currently
sitting, "Hartmann said. "We can do a
better job than this"

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) A Windsor, Ontario, man
pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in having sex with
a 13-year-old girl he a legedly met with his father over
the Internet.
Damon Rivait pleaded guilty to second-degree crimi-
nal sexual misconduct and agreed to testily against his
Either, Adrian Rivait, also of Windsor.
The elder Rivait's Livingston County trial began yes-
terday.
Damon Rivait, who had faced up to 15 years in
prison, will serve a year behind bars under the plea deal
reached Friday with prosecutors, who dropped a misde-
meanor count of accosting a child for immoral purpos-
es.
Adrian Rivait faces four counts of third-degree crim-
inal sexual misconduct.
The girl has testified that she met the men in an
Internet chat room and told them she was 15. She said
she also talked to them about once a day on the tele-
phone and invited them to visit her in Howell.
She said they met at a motel April 17 and had sex.

In Windsor, authorities said, investigators identified
three local victims in a collection of child pornography
seized from the suspects' apartment.
Windsor police reportedly confiscated the computer
the men used to communicate with the girl.
Police also seized pornographic photographs and
material downloaded from the Internet depicting girls
and boys, who appear as young as 12, having sex with
adults.
One of the girls in the photographs - now in her
mid-20s - has told police the photographs she posed
for were taken a decade ago, said Staff Sgt. Jerome
Brannagan.
Yesterday, Adrian Rivait's lawyer, Jim Buttrey, told
jurors that police and forensic examiners found no
physical evidence to support the girl's claim she was
sexually assaulted.
The Rivaits have been held at the Livingston County
Jail in Howell since their arrest.
Damon Rivait remains in protective custody, awaiting
a court appearance scheduled for Nov. 5.

Fourth teen accepts plea bargain
in Grosse Pointe rape case

DETROIT (AP) - The fourth for-
mer Grosse Pointe North High
School student accused of having sex
with underage girls pleaded guilty
yesterday to a reduced charge.
Robert Cooper pleaded guilty in
Wayne County Circuit Court to a
misdemeanor charge of contributing
to the delinquency of a minor. He
admitted he had sex with the girl and
gave her alcohol. Under the deal,
Cooper will serve 60 to 90 days in
jail. He will be sentenced Oct. 26.

Cooper, 18, of Grosse Pointe
Woods was one of four students
charged in June with third-degree
criminal sexual conduct. They were
accused of having sex with 14-year-
old girls at gatherings in December
and January at homes in Grosse
Pointe Woods.
The sex was considered rape
because the girls were younger than
16, Michigan's age of sexual con-
sent.
The boys would have faced up to

15 years in prison plus 25 years on
the sex offender registry.
Co-defendants Daniel Raymond,
of Grosse Pointe Woods and his
cousin, James Raymond, of Harper
Woods, accepted the same plea bar-
gains last week. The fourth defen-
dant, Daniel Granger, pleaded guilty
to two counts of contributing to the
delinquency of a minor and will
serve up to six months in jail.
The four will be sentenced later
this month.

GROUP MEETINGS

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of
Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor
YMCA, 350 S. Fifth St., 7-9 p.m.
J "Nine-day Seminar China FaLun

Q "The Ballad of Men," Film and lec-
ture by Shelley Hsueh-lun Chang,
Sponsored by Center for Chinese
Studies. International Institute.

Q Alianza Weekly Meeting; Trotter
unn ''_n 7-QO n m-

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