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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 30, 1998 - 3

CRIME
U'employee hit
on the head
with a box
A University employee was hit on
the head with a box Wednesday morn-
ing by a co-worker, Department of
Public Safety reports state.
The victim of the assault was a 45-
year-old female and the suspect was a
56-year-old female.
DPS ran warrant checks on both
women and found that the University
Hospitals employees had no outstand-
ing warrants.
The victim was not injured but filed
a police report against her co-worker.
Woman kicks
man in hotel room
DPS responded to a suspected
domestic dispute Wednesday morning
at the Medical Inn, on Catherine Street,
DPS reports said.
A hotel attendant reported hearing
two people fighting in one of the
rooms.
Once on the scene, the 25-year-old
male victim told DPS officers that the
suspect, a 22-year-old female, kicked
him repeatedly, DPS reports state.
DPS discovered there was no domes-
tic relationship between the two.
No police report was filed.
Expensive camera
stolen from
Kelsey Museum
A camera was stolen within the last
two weeks from the Kelsey Musuem on
South State Street, DPS reports state.
An employee at the Kelsey Museum
said the room in which the camera was
stored was unlocked and someone may
have taken the camera.
The camera is valued at $570. There
are no suspects.
Man caught tres-
passing
A man was reported screaming vul-
garities at the front desk of the
Executive Residence hotel Sunday
afternoon, according to DPS reports.
The caller said the unknown suspect
possibly had trespassed in the Executive
Residence numerous times before. .
DPS reports state the subject left the
area a couple of minutes later and was
seen roaming around the School of
Social Work building.
DPS found the suspect and gave him
a parking citation once they realized his
car was parked on the sidewalk across
the street.
Man collides with
light pole
A man ran into a light pole Tuesday
afternoon, according to DPS reports.
A caller who witnessed the incident
said the unknown man ran into the light
pole on Thompson Street.
She was unaware if the man was
injured. DPS was unable to locate the
man to offer medical assistance.
Man cut with

razor blade
A victim of an apparent cut wound
was treated at University Hospitals'
emergency room Monday morning.
The victim said he was arguing
with a fellow employee over money
when the employee cut him on the
back with a razor blade, DPS reports
state.
The laceration was located around
the victim's kidney area.
University doctors were unable at the
time to determine the seriousness of the
ll-inch wound.
The Wayne County Sheriff's
Department was called and the sheriff
made a police report.
* - Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
Nikita Easley.

Granholm hits A2 in
search of student votes

DANA LINNANE/Daily
Six year-old Jessica Fierek dresses as a cheerleader during "Scary Skate
Night" at Yost fee Arena last night.

By Mike Spahn
Daiy Staff Reporter
With the election five days away,
many races across the state have pre-
dictable outcomes.
But the final 120 hours may decide at
least one major race - the battle
between Democrat Jennifer Granholm
and Republican John Smietanka for
attorney general.
Granholm brought her campaign to
the University yesterday, speaking to a
crowd of about 25 people, telling them
that she has the experience and the
drive to be "the lawyer for the people of
Michigan.
"I've got the criminal experience,
I've got the civil experience, I've got
the administrative experience,"
Granholm said, citing her work as cor-
poration counsel for Wayne County.
"The attacks by my opponent are hog-
wash."
Recent television advertisements by
Smietanka's campaign have attacked
not only Granholm's experience, but
also what Smietanka calls her support
for gubernatorial candidate Geoffrey
Fieger.
Granholm's campaign countered
with ads featuring retiring Attorney
General Frank Kelley supporting
Granholm.
Ed Sarpolus, of the Lansing-based
EPIC/MRA polling firm, said the ads
are the only reason Granholm pulled
ahead in the most recent poll conducted
by the firm.
But questions about Granholm's
party allegiances were raised again
yesterday by members of the College
Republicans who attended the meet-
ing.

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students to

"They've got a real problem on their
hands.f
- John Yob
President of the State College Republicans

LSA senior John Yob, president of
the State College Republicans, asked
Granholm if she wanted Fieger to be
elected after the candidate said she sup-
ported the ticket, but wouldn't mention
Fieger.
At that point, Granholm refused to
answer more questions from the
Republican contingent, and Regent
Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor), the mod-
erator of the discussion, told the group
to simmer down.
After the meeting, Yob said he
believes Republicans will win Tuesday
because they have a reason to vote and
have consistently shown energy
throughout the campaign.
"It's interesting that she doesn't
admit that she wants him to win" Yob
said. "They've got a real problem on
their hands"
But LSA junior Josh Cowen, vice
president of the College Democrats,
said he was pleased with the enthusi-
asm shown by those in attendance and
is not worried about the low
Democratic turnout at the event.
"A lot of people are in class now,'
said Cowen, adding that noon was not
the best time for an event.
Although Granholm was at center
stage during yesterday's event, Power
- the only incumbent regent running
for re-election this year - unveiled an
initiative to make the University more
cost efficient.

Power said he wants University
President Lee Bollinger or the
University Board of Regents to create
an advisory commission to keep tabs
how well the University manages its
costs and whether its current structure
is the best way to maximize its
resources, especially information tech-
nology.
Ideally, the commission would last
for a few years, he said, and it would
make recommendations about restruc-
turing the University to offer education
and research at reduced costs.
"This is all part and parcel to the
thinking I've been doing about costs;"
Power said. "There is nothing more
powerful on Earth than a good idea with
good people behind it."
Power, the senior ranking board
member, said he came up with the
idea for an advisory commission
while he was on the campaign trail.
Power said he repeatedly heard from.
Michigan citizens that the
University doesn't care about keep-
ing its costs down.
"I was very concerned that the
University was being charred as an
organization that isn't really interested
in cutting costs, and that just isn't so,"
said Power, adding that his work on two
committees that examined the future of
technology in education fostered the
idea;
-Daily Staff Reporter Katie Plona

help kids for
Halloween

By Sarah Lewis
Daily Staff Reporter
Community service on Halloween
may seem strange for students who
will be party-hopping in costumes
this weekend, but many residence
halls and University organizations
plan to help underprivileged children
enjoy their holiday.
The University's ROTC program
is scheduled to host a haunted house
in the basement of North Hall
tonight and tomorrow from 7 p.m.to
midnight. The proceeds from this
annual event will benefit children in
Ronald McDonald House and the
Ann Arbor Hunger Coalition.
Engineering sophomore Allen
Smith, one of the coordinators of the
haunted house, said Navy, Army and
Air Force members worked for
weeks before the event and will par-
ticipate in the haunting.
"It's a good cause" Smith said.
"Officership quality is service before
self."
Students in Stockwell
Transmitting Ethnic Ideas (SISTER)
also are doing their share of volun-
teering for kids this Halloween.
LSA first-year student Rachel
Schreuder said the group will bring in
about 40 children from the Detroit
area to trick-or-treat in Stockwell's
halls tomorrow afternoon.
"I feel that it's helping a lot of
kids. It gives them a safe place to
trick-or-treat around the area,"
Schreuder said. The trick-or-treating
and the party afterwards are sched-
uled from 1 to 4 p.m.
SISTER President Courtney Rice
believes they are setting a good
example.
"It's a fun time and normally peo-
ple do go out and have fun," said
Rice, an LSA senior. "It's a way for
us at Stockwell to have fun but also a
simple way of giving back to the
community."
Several other residence halls will
hold hall-decorating contests this
weekend, including East Quad. East
Quadrangle Representative
Assembly President Seth Meyer, an
LSA senior, said prizes will be given
out for the best halls tonight.
He said the contest brings resi-
dents closer together and fosters cre-

ativity.
"Last year was incredible," Meyer
said. "People worked for hours and
hours. Some put on a full theatrical
production."
Students also have the option of
just dressing up and partying this
weekend.
LSA sophomore Collin Foulds
said last year "was really fun," and
he plans to dress as a Catholic priest
this Halloween.
He said dressing up can bring out
the kid in him.
"It's fantasy" Foulds said. "Life
gets too real and you can be some-
thing else for a while."
Unlike partying, trick-or-treating
is not a very popular Halloween pas-
time for students here, LSA sopho-
more Annie MacEwen said.
"If you wanted to go you'd proba-
bly have to drive to some random
neighborhood to find some real fam-
ilies," MacEwen said.
Dressing in costume is sometimes
required to gain entrance to a party,
or at least to shave a couple dollars
off the cover charge. The office of
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs is scheduled to
throw a Masquerade Ball featuring a
special Cabaret Drag Show tomor-
row night at Pierpont Commons.
LGBTA Director Frederic Dennis
said he encourages people to dress
up because there will be a "best cos-
tume" contest.
"Be really creative, have fun with
it and good luck," Dennis said.
Dressing in costume for
Halloween stems from the idea that
"spirits and goblins would roam the
Earth" the night before All Saints'
Day, Nov. 1, English and religion
Prof. Ralph Williams said.
He said both pagan and Christian
beliefs came together to form today's
Halloween celebration.
About 75 children trick-or-treated
yesterday in West Quadrangle, South
Quadrangle, Betsy Barbour and
Helen Newberry residence halls.
"These are kids that if it wasn't for
the residents participating here, they
wouldn't know what all the hype was
about," said Engineering senior
Mark Dub, one of the event's coordi-
nators.

NATHAN RUFFER/Daily
Regent Philip Power (D-Ann Arbor) gives his proposal calling for a presidential advisory committee for University funding to
Democratic attorney general candidate Jennifer Granhohn yesterday.

Correction:
In Jacov Oslick and Dror Bar On's Oct. 15 letter to the editor ("Refugee prob-
lem is not Israel's fault"), the phrase "hundreds of Palestinians" should have been
"hundreds of thousands of Palestinians."

U "Basement Arts Performance: Love
Letters," Sponsored by University
Department of Theatre and
Drama, Frieze Building, Arena
Theatre, 7 p.m.
U "Book signing - Jonathan Schell
'The Giftof Time: The Case for
Abolishing Nuclear Weapons,'"

U "Dancing in the Dia," Sponsored by
Dance Marathon, Diag, 12-1 p.m.
U"Dragon Fest," Sponsored by
Chinese Student Association,
Chemistry Building, 6-11 p.m.
U "Revealing Nature Amidst Multiple
Cultures - A Discourse with
Ancient Greeks," Tanner lecture
on human values, Sponsored by
Department of Philosophy,

Theatre, 7 p.m.
U "1998-99 Symposium on the Tanner
Lecture," Sponsored by
Department of Philosophy,
Michigan League, Vandenberg
Room, 9:15 a.m.
© "Weekly Rummage Sale," Sponsored
v The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor,
wanis Building, 200 S. First St.,
corner of Washington, 9 am-12 p.m.

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