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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 9, 1999 - 3

CRIME
UT student calls
police following
domestic dispute
0 University student called the Ann
Arbor Police Department -on Sunday
during an altercation with his girl-
friend, according to Department of
Public Safety reports.
Officers were sent to the location at
100 E. Madison Street, where they
were informed by the student that he
and his girlfriend had previously been
involved in a domestic incident.
The man said the couple had already
ed to AAPD officials but wanted to
ak with them again.
The man "wasn't sure what he might
do to himself" and "wasn't sure if life
was worth living without his girl-
friend," DPS reports state.
Tlie'male subject declined transport
to University Hospitals' psychiatric
emergency room.
He was referred to University
Counseling and Psychological Services
VStudent Legal Services, according
t PS reports.
Torch catches
fire at Yost Arena
A student was heating a hockey stick
with a propane torch Friday in Yost Ice
Arena when the torch caught on fire,
according to DPS reports.
The fire was subsequently put out
with a fire extinguisher. No injuries
reported.
e torch was turned over to the
Occupational Safety and Environmental
Health division for investigation.
Dozens of eggs
smashed in South
Quad elevator
An unknown suspect smashed eggs
*he interior of the east side elevator
in South Quad Residence Hall on
Saturday, DPS reports state.
According to DPS reports, seven to
eight lozen eggs had been smeared in
the elevator.
DPS officers blocked off the eleva-
tor. The elevator was unavailable for
use until the next morning, when build-
ing services employees cleaned up the
broken eggs. No suspects have been
jtified
lice Lloyd
windows broken
An unidentified suspect broke sever-
al windows at Alice Lloyd Residence
Hall Saturday, DPS reports state.
A University student told DPS she
and another person were near the win-
dows when they broke.
PS officers who were dispatched to
the 5eene interviewed people who were
present when the window was broken.
They also observed damages to the
window, which were estimated to cost
$750._
A student was later arrested for dam-
aging the property. The suspect also
receiVed a minor in possession of alco-
hol violation, as well as a violation for
consuming alcohol.
jtudent reports
stolen wallet
A University student said her wallet
and calculator were stolen Thursday
froMhe Dennison Building, according

to D'S reports.
The student told DPS officers she
thinks the items were stolen some time
between Tuesday and Wednesday last
week. She said her wallet and calculator
y have been taken while she was
asleep during her physics class lecture,
DPS reports state.
The items have not yet been found.
Three people
hyperventilate
Three people had trouble breathing
because of asthma attacks Saturday at
Lorch Hall, according to DPS reports.
Officers responded, but the people
*lined rides to University Hospitals'
emergency room.'
All three cases of hyperventilation
were the result of over-excitement at a
revival event.
The three people told DPS officers
they did not need medical attention.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Avram S. Turkel.

r Love is in the air

Mortar Board hosts book
drive for elementary schools

By Amy Barber
Daily Staff Reporter
It's time for students to rummage through their basements
and finally get rid of all those old books that haven't been
looked at since sixth grade.
The University and Michigan State University chapters of
Mortar Board, are sponsoring a book drive this week to help
underprivileged elementary school students. The winner of the
drive will be announced at the Feb. 18 Michigan men's basket-
ball game against MSU at Crisler Arena.
Students can donate new and "gently used" books through
Feb. 17 in boxes in the Angell Hall fishbowl and in most depart-
ment offices, said Courtney Dwight, vice president of the
University's Mortar Board chapter. A box will also be available
at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers store on Washtenaw Avenue.
Mortar Board, a national senior college honor society that
focuses on scholarship, leadership and service, regularly partic-
ipates in various types of volunteer work but this is the first year
it has organized a book drive, Dwight said.
Members of Mortar Board plan to collect money on the
Diag on Friday that will go toward purchasing new books
and will be collecting money in the Fishbowl next week.
On MSU's campus, there are more drop-off locations.
"We have collection boxes in fraternities, sororities, book
stores, residence halls, area middle schools and high schools
and in East Lansing and Lansing libraries," MSU Mortar Board
President Whitney Sholler said.

The University chapter's proceeds will go to Pittsfield
Elementary in Ann Arbor and George Elementary in
Ypsilanti, Dwight said. MSU's donations will go to low-
income elementary schools in Lansing.
"Since this is the first year, we're a little scared about how it
will work out," said Dwight, who is organizing the event. "But
we're also really excited."
The idea for the project was developed at a national Mortar
Board conference last summer, where representatives from the
University and MSU chapters decided a competitive book drive
would be a good way to feed off the rivalry between the two
schools.
"We thought it would gain more recognition and get more
people involved if we made the book drive a competition,"
Sholler said.
While the winner of the competition will not receive a tangi-
ble prize, one school will win a year's worth of bragging rights.
"But the best prize," said University Mortar Board President
Ryan Friedrichs, "is the respect and admiration of the kids
involved. They're very aware of who the winner is."
Members of Mortar Board plan to personally deliver books
to the elementary schools next week, but members said their.
involvement with the children won't end with the conclusion of
the book drive.
"It's really important to us that we follow through," Friedrichs
said. "We plan to go to the schools weekly and read with the
kids. Becoming engaged with the kids is a big part of this."

JESSICA JOHNSON/Daily
SNRE senior Gene Fiebich orders flowers from University Flower Shop
yesterday to send to his 85 year-old grandmother for Valentine's Day.
Cleary College to
-mOve t its campus
to Ann Arbor

Man arraigned in drinking
death of Ferris State student

By Alan Kahn
For the Daily
Clearly College will soon join the
University and Concordia College in
the city of Ann Arbor.
Cleary College, a private school spe-
cializing in business degree programs,
is moving its main campus from
Ypsilanti to Ann Arbor and plans to
begin classes at its new facility in April.
The college, founded in 1883, is cur-
rently home to more than 900 students
seeking business degrees.
The school's new location will be
north on Plymouth Road, between US-
23 and Green Road, just outside of the
University's Central Campus.
While the move adds a third uni-
versity to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti will
gain a new drugstore in its place. A
Southfield-based developer plans to
raze the old Cleary College site and
replace it with a Walgreens pharma-
cy.
Ypsilanti City Manager Ed Koryzno
said he thought the school was planning
to remain in the city, but those plans
have fallen through.
"Any time an institution of higher
education leaves a city, it is a loss to that
city," Koryzno said.
Koryzno said while he was under the
impression that the move was tempo-
rary, that may not be the case now. The
city was originally approached by the
college about a five-year move - until
the Ypsilanti site could be demolished
and a new facility built.
Cleary President Tom Sullivan said
the decision to move was well received
by students, and rather than placing the
students in a constant state of unrest, he
felt it would be better to make a more
definite move.

"Any time an
institution of
higher education
leaves a city, it is
a loss to that
city."
- Ed Koryzno
Ypsilanti city manager
Sullivan said Cleary has a com-
mitment to always maintain ties with
Ypsilanti, the college's birthplace,
but as of yet no plans have been
made. Cleary will remainainAnn
Arbor for at least five years, but the
school has not made plans beyond
that period.
"There remains the possibility that
this site could become permanent if the
students are happy," Sullivan said,
adding that an option to stay an addi-
tional 10 years exists.
Sullivan acknowledged that even-
tually Cleary could expand its site to
include both Ypsilanti and Ann
Arbor.
He said he is very happy with the
Ann Arbor site and plans to be ready to
start spring quarter classes in April.
The University has no formal rela-
tionship with Cleary College.
"Cleary serves a different set of stu-
dents with a different set of needs," said
Julie Peterson, University spokesper-
son.
Peterson added that the move will be
as much a loss forYpsilanti as it will be
a gain for Ann Arbor.

Student faces one
felony count, three
misdemeanor charges
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - A
Ferris State University student was
arraigned yesterday in the drinking
death of an underage classmate and
friend who fell out a window.
Allan Gene Mingus is accused of
buying alcohol, including rum and
Apple Pucker liquor, for Adriane
Allen, who died Jan. 15 after falling
from her third-floor apartment win-
dow in Big Rapids.
Mingus is charged with one felony
count of furnishing alcohol to a
minor causing death. Tests showed
that Allen, also a Ferris State stu-
dent, had a blood-alcohol level of
0.22.
For Michigan drivers, a blood-
alcohol level of 0.10 is considered
drunk.

He also faces three misdemeanor
charges of furnishing alcohol to
minors involving other underage
drinkers, according to the Mecosta
County Prosecutor's Office.
A judge released Mingus on a per-
sonal recognizance bond yesterday.
No date for a preliminary hearing
was set.
His lawyer could not be reached
for comment.
. The felony charge carries up to 10
years in prison. The misdemeanor
charges carry $1,000 fines and up to
60 days in jail and community ser-
vice.
A university spokesperson said
Mingus, who is from Lansing, is a
senior studying automotive and
heavy equipment management.
He did not know if the charges
would affect Mingus' academic sta-
tus.
Mingus, Allen and another under-
age female,student shared an apart-

ment, according to Kevin Courtney,
director of Public Safety for Big
Rapids.
He said Mingus and the victim
were friends and not romantically
involved.
The night of Allen's death, a
group of about eight people had
gathered at the Big Rapids apart..-
ment for a get-together that lasted
from about 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Underage drinking had also-
occurred at the apartment on earlier:
occasions, Courtney said.
Allen died about an hour later.
"Mr. Mingus abused his privilege
to purchase alcohol by providing it
to a minor. It's only reasonable he be
held accountable," Courtney said
yesterday.
Courtney said Allen's family is
aware of the charges and has cooper-
ated with the investigation. He
hopes the case will prevent future
tragedies.

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DETROIT (AP) - Stroh Brewery
Co., ending a 149-year U.S. beer-brew-
ing tradition, yesterday announced
plans to sell its beer brands to Pabst and
Miller in a move that continues the con-
solidation of the beer industry.
Miller Brewing Co., the nation's sec-
ond-largest brewer behind Anheuser-
Busch Inc., has agreed to buy No. 4
Stroh's Henry Weinhard's and Mickeys
brands. Fifth-ranked Pabst Brewing
Co., agreed to buy the rest of Stroh's
brands, including Stroh's, Old
Milwaukee and Schlitz and its brewery
in Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Stroh will continue operating its five
remaining breweries under a transition
agreement' until production can be

shifted to a Pabst or a Miller brewery.
The transition is expected to last about
nine months.
Afterward, Stroh will seek buyers for
the breweries.
Detroit-based Stroh has about 2,800
employees, and how many of those will
be affected is uncertain, said Stroh
spokesperson Lacey Logan.
Pabst and Miller could offer to
employ Stroh's full-time workers, she
said.
As we get closer to the close, we'll
have a better understanding of how
many people will be impacted, she said.
Several Stroh employees said they
had been told not to talk with reporters
about the deal.

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