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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 10, 1998 - 3

Several ticketed
for urinating in
public places
In several separate incidents this
eekend, suspects were ticketed for
inating in public, Department of
Public Safety reports state.
DPS officers apprehended several
suspects in the North University
Avenue parking lot Saturday afternoon
for alcohol violations. Officers then
ticketed one of the suspects after he
began urinating.
In a separate incident Saturday
morning, DPS officers ticketed a sus-
pect for urinating near the ninth hole of
eMichigan Golf Course.
DPS officers also ticketed a third
suspect Saturday afternoon for uri-
nating in public in Michigan
Woman assaulted
by ex-boyfriend
A woman in Couzens Residence
a11 allegedly was assaulted by her ex-
oyfriend Thursday afternoon, accord-
ing to DPS reports.
The woman's ex-boyfriend arrived
at the victim's room and refused to
leave the area. The woman told DPS
officials a friend persuaded her to
allow the suspect into the room. The
woman and her ex-boyfriend had a
verbal argument and the suspect
slapped the woman. While on the
phone with DPS officials, the suspect
eked the woman. Both the victim
and the suspect gave statements to
¬ęDPS officials, and a report was filed.
Man destroys
soap dispenser
A man maliciously removed a soap
dispenser from the wall of a men's
athroom Thursday evening in the
orace Rackham Graduate Studies
Building, DPS reports state.
The suspect, a man with shoulder
length blond hair, tore the soap dis-
penser from the wall, cut his hand and.
bled on the floor before leaving the
building. DPS officials located the sus-
pect and escorted him from the build-
*tudent harassed
im Bursley
A student in Bursley Residence Hall
was harassed by his ex-roommate late
Thursday evening, according to DPS
The student told DPS officials he
had been having problems with his for-
mer roommate. The suspect allegedly
pured laundry detergent into the stu-
*nt's ice tea bottle while the student
was not in his room. The student filed a
report with DPS officials.
Man injured by
Angell Hall
swinging door
An opening door at Angell Hall struck
a male victim in the head and injured
him Thursday, according to DPS reports.
*The door hit the man in the fore-
head, gashing his skin. The man bled
but did not lose consciousness. DPS

officials transported the victim to
University Hospitals emergency
Possible drugs
found in ER room
Staff in the University Hospitals
emergency room found a controlled
substance Thursday evening, DPS
reports state.
The staff found eight rocks of what
may be crack cocaine on the floor of
the trauma unit. DPS recovered the evi-
dence and made a report. There are no
suspects in the incident.
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jennifer Yachnin.

First-time state reps learn the ropes

LANSING (AP) - Newly elected House
lawmakers, who start their new terms in
January, gathered in Lansing yesterday for the
second of a three-day crash course on how to
supervise a staff, deal with constituents and still
save time for family.
For the most part, the 64 representatives-
elect - the largest freshman class in more than
30 years - were still high from their election
Republican Mike Pumford of Newaygo,
elected to represent the 100th House District,
said the group tour of the Capitol yesterday was
a heady experience even though as a school
teacher for 28 years he had brought many class-
es to Lansing for the same tour.
"I wish I could be sharing this experience
with my students," Pumford said. "I just want to
say, 'You should be down here. This is so cool."'
And Muskegon Democrat Julie Dennis,
elected to the 92nd House District, said being on

the House floor yesterday evoked new feelings.
"I thought this is it. It's really happening. It's
exciting, but the responsibility becomes more
real, too" she said.
The piles of brochures, booklets and other
reading materials were starting to sink in as
"I find it a bit overwhelming," said Algonac
Republican Jud Gilbert, elected to the 82nd
District. "I never thought about it. It was like
putting the cart before the horse because it was a
contested seat."
The state House freshman class arrived in
Lansing on Sunday to begin their three-day ori-
entation that ends today.
Presentations dealt with how term limits will
affect the institution, problems facing first-term
members, how to work with lobbyists and how
being a legislator can impact family.
Rep. Kwame Kilpatrick (D-Detroit) and
Rep. Patricia Godchaux (R-Birmingham) both

of whom are completing their first terms, urged
new lawmakers not to forget their constituents
or let the job go to their heads.
"The only important part of your name is
Rep.," Godchaux said. "This job can go to your
head real fast. People will tell you things you
like to hear ... like you're real smart. They're
saying that to 109 other people."
They also urged new representatives not to
let lobbyists take all their time up with cocktail
parties and other nightly events.
"It eats into your homework time, your family
time," Kilpatrick said. "We have to keep focused
on who we represent and who we left at home."
Rep. Kim Rhead (R-Sandusky) suggested
that lawmakers keep an open mind when it
comes to lobbyists, however, because they often
have in-depth information that new representa-
tives lack.
"When they buy you a steak, they're not try-
ing to buy your vote. They're trying to buy your

ear," Rhead said.
There was a sense among the freshmen class
that, regardless of political party, they were all
in this together.
Detroit Democrat Artina Tinsley Hardman,
elected to the 3rd District, said she thinks term
limits will force representatives from both parties
to work together for the good of the institution.
"I think they're putting a lot of responsibili-
ty on this group," she said of political observers.
"They'll be looking at us through a micro-
St. Johns Republican Valde Garcia, elected
to the 86th House District, agreed.
"Republicans and Democrats - two weeks
ago, we were at each other's throats. Now, we
know we have to work together," Garcia said.
"You have some very bright people coming into
the Legislature. To say they are going to fail
because they are inexperienced is just short-

Rally on

Students set for
Islamic Week'

By Marta Brill
Daily Staff Reporter
Muslim Students Association chap-
ters nationwide have designated Nov. 9-
13 as Islamic Awareness Week. The
University's chapter is planning a vari-
ety of activities to inform students
about the religion and deflate stereo-
MSA hopes "to educate the com-
munity about this religion that makes
up one-fifth of the world, which peo-
ple have the wrong idea about - if
any idea at all," said LSA junior
Eiyass Albeiruti, chair of the week.
"We want to educate about the basics
of the faith and clear up any miscon-
A major problem exists in the media's
depiction of Muslims as terrorists or
other negative stereotypes, said LSA
senior Diba Rab, vice president of the
association. Islamic Awareness Week
provides the group the opportunity to
show students that the stereotypes are
not true.
"For me, I feel that (the week) is a
chance for Muslims across the nation to
get the message across,"said LSA junior
Nora Mahmoud, an MSA member who
plans to volunteer in a majority of the
events. "Respect comes with understand-
ing. If the common people don't under-
stand, they won't respect Muslims."
Tonight, Saleem Khalid, an active
Muslim in his Detroit community, will
deliver a speech titled "Islam for Racial
and Social Harmony" in the Pendleton
Room of the Michigan Union at 7 p.m.

Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in room 1306
of East Hall, the association is host-
ing "Muslim Women Speak Out" with
Naja Bazi, a registered nurse from
Dearborn who specializes in training
health care providers on how to treat
Muslim patients.
"This should be a highlight because
there are too many misconceptions
about Muslim women," Mahmoud said.
Examples of Islamic art will be dis-
played through Friday at Pierpont
"It's nice to see the cultural aspects of
Islam," Rab said.
The art is expressed through geomet-
ric images, architecture and calligraphy
These artists, Albeiruti said, don't
use human images in their art because
they believe it is a form of idolatry.
The art was donated for the exhibit
from local community members.
Students also can participate in
Islamic Jeopardy, which is being held
every day this week. Today and Friday,
it is being held in the basement of the
Union. It moves to Pierpont Commois
tomorrow and Thursday.
"This is a creative way to get the
information across and hopefully it's
fun too;' Mahmoud said.
To end the week, the MSA will host a
free showing of the film "Malcolm X" at
the Natural Science Auditorium at 7 p.m.
More information will be available in
a tent on the Diag this week. MSA stu-
dents will be handing out information
about the events and schedules.

Janet Cutter, a Rackham first-year student, speaks at a rally In the Diag to free Mumia Abu-Jamai. Organizers said Jamal was con-
victed of murdering a Pennsylvania police officer and awaits his execution. The rally was sponsored by Anti Racist Action.

Ford to discuss role
of women in politics



Former U.S. president
and Michigan football
team co-captain to host
conference on campus
By Mike Spahn
Daily Staff Reporter
One of the University's most
prominent alumni, former President
and Michigan football team co-cap-
tain Gerald Ford will host a confer-
ence on campus Nov. 19 concerning
the role of women in politics.
The Gerald R. Ford Foundation, in
conjunction with the University's
Gerald R. Ford Library is sponsoring
"Women in Political Life: We've Come
a Long Way - Maybe" featuring
American Red Cross President
Elizabeth Dole speaking on the past,
present and future of women in politics.
Dole will headline a panel includ-
ing author Carl Anthony, United
Press International correspondent
Helen Thomas and former assistant
to President Jimmy Carter Anne

Two former members of Congress
and staff members from two presiden-
tial administrations also will be
Richard Holzhausen, the coordi-
nator of the event, said he expects a
lively discussion and informative
debate from all of the participants,
adding that the former president is
excited for the event and will be eat-
ing with all participants in between
the two panels.
A second panel will convene after a
lunch break, including U.S. Sen. Kay
Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), former
White House Press Secretary Dee
Dee Myers, Ann Lewis, current direc-
tor of communications for the presi-
dent, and Patricia Ireland, president
of the National Organization of
The conference, set to begin at 9:30
a.m., will be held in the Michigan
League Ballroom. Tickets must be
reserved in advance, but are compli-
mentary. Anyone interested in attend-
ing should call the library at 741-

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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Q Allanza Weekly Meeting, Michigan
Union, Anderson Room D, 332-
6056, 7:30 p.m.
U LSA Student Government, LSA
Building, Room 2003, 7:30 p.m.
0 Student Greens, Michigan League,
Check room location at front
desk, 7:15 p.m.
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School of Public Health, 9 a.m.-12
U "Deng's China: From Post-Maolsm to
Post-Marxism" Film and lecture
by Kalpana Misra, Sponsored by
Center for Chinese Studies,
International Institute, Room
1636, 12 p.m.
U "Islamic Art Fair," Sponsored by
Muslim Students Association,
Pier pont Commons.
U "Islamic Awareness Week,"
Sponsored by Muslim Students
Association, Tent on the Diag, 10
a.m.-5 p.m.-

Sponsored by Mentality, Michigan
Union, Room 2 1058, 7-8:30 pm.
U "United Students for Christ Bible
Study," Sponsored by Labor of
Love Church, Michigan League,
Room will be posted, 7:30 p.m.
U Campus Information Centers, 763-
INFO, info@umich.edu, and
www.umich.edu/~info on the
World Wide Web
Q 1998 Winter Commencement

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