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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 8, 1999 - 3

People, car
window victims
of snowball fight
*During a snowball fight involving
students from West Quad and South
Quad residence halls Wednesday, mul-
tiple instances of victims being
attacked during the snow fight were
reported to the Department of Public
One caller said a group of males
punched him in the face, pushed him to
the ground, threw ice at him and yelled
racial epithets. The caller's glasses were
Den. He said he would be unable to
~ntify, the assailants from the attack.
Another victim was injured during
the fight and was transported to the
Universtiy Hospitals' emergency room.
The passenger-side window of a
vehicle parked on Madison Street also
was shattered as a result of the snow-
ball fight.
houting erupts
ver Church ramp
parking space
Two people were involved in a verbal
altercation over a parking space at the
Church Street parking ramp
Wednesday, DPS reports state.
DPS was called to investigate and a
suspect denied that the incident
dourred. The incident is under investi-
custodian finds
door off hinges
A custodian at the Edward Henry
Kraus Building found that a door to
the Natural Science Building near the
loading dock was off its hinges
Wednesday. The caller did not see any
suspects, and a report was filed with
Missing son
frightens father
DPS responded to a call Wednesday
from a father fearing that his son was
The caller's son had left a house on
Fairfield Court with two friends and
had not contacted him, DPS reports
# he caller wanted DPS to check his
son's Bursley Residence Hall room and
fraternity house to see if he was there.
The son was found, and he contacted
his father.
Marijuana odors
detected in Alice
Lloyd, Bursley
*)PS officers responded to a report
yesterday that the smell of marijuana
was emanating from a corridor in Alice
Lloyd Residence Hall's Hinsdale
Marijuana paraphernalia was confis-
cated and a report was filed with DPS.
At Bursley Residence Hall, a simi-
lar odor was noticed Wednesday in
the 3000 corridor and reported to
DPS, but the source could not be pin-
redit card
stolen from South
Quad, maxed out

A credit card addressed to a resident
of South Quad Residence Hall was
stolen from the mail area on
Wednesday, DPS reports state, The
dit card was used to the $1,000 max-
A'm limit. The incident is under
Syringes found in
trash can
A caller found a coffee can filled
with old syringe needles in trash can
located on the thrid level of a parking
ramp on Catherine Street, DPS reports
he incident was turned over to.
upational Safety and
Environmental Health officials.
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Michael Grass.


ranks 5th for Peace Corps volunteers

By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
The University was again ranked fifth on the
list of universities with the greatest number of
graduates entering the Peace Corps.
"The University of Michigan ranks No. 5
historically," said Russell Stone, a recruitment
representative for the Peace Corps.
There are 75 University graduates currently
serving in the Peace Corps, Stone said.
"University of Michigan students are apply-
ing in large numbers," said Sarah Naasko, a
Peace Corps campus representative.
The Peace Corps is "a volunteer organiza-
tion sponsored by the U.S. government to pro-
vide trained people to developing countries to
help them meet their development" needs,
Naasko said.
Another important goal of the Peace Corps
is to facilitate a cultural exchange between
Americans and developing countries. Peace
Corps members must "immerse themselves
completely in the people's culture," Naasko

Countries request members with specific
qualifications, and University students tend to
fulfill these specifications, said Erin
McHenry, a recruiter for the Peace Corps. "We
get highly qualified candidates from" the
University, she said.
Among the programs at the University that
appeal to the Peace Corps are Engineering,
English, Business, math, Public Health,
Education, natural resources and the sciences.
Naasko added that there is "strong partici-
pation in general in international programs" at
the University.
Another benefit to being a University grad-
uate is the term schedule.
"Seventy percent of Peace Corps people
leave between May and June, and the
University ends early enough" for graduates to
be available, Naasko said, adding that students
at universities that end later in the year are at
a disadvantage.
The University, as well as other universities

"University of Michigan students are applying in
large nmnbers"
P- Sarah Naasko
Peace Corps campus representative

such as the University of Illinois and Indiana
University, each have campus representatives.
"We put campus representatives where there is a
lot of interest in Peace Corps," McHenry said. The
University is "a big school, hard school, good
school ... it produced a lot of people who are ser-
vice oriented," McHenry said.
University alumnus Kathleen Bainbridge
said she entered the Peace Corps because "I
was trying to decide what to do with the rest of
my life." She said she wanted to be exposed to
different ideas and ways of living.
Bainbridge, who concentrated in chemistry
and physics as an undergraduate, began teaching
those subjects in Niger, where she was sta-

She later changed her focus to health edu-
Bainbridge is a doctoral student in the
School of Public Health, getting her degree in
epidemiology. Her experience more or less
affected her current interests, she said.
The University holds an important place in
the Peace Corps' history.
In 1960, President John E Kennedy proposed
the creation of the Peace Corps on the steps of the
Michigan Union. University "students back then
were a major catalyst for getting the Peace Corps
off the ground," Naasko said.
In 1995, a plaque honoring Kennedy's
announcement was placed in the Michigan

Book bonanza

Schoolkids to auction
off music memorabilia

By Jody Simone Kay
Daily Staff Reporter
After 22 years in Ann Arbor, Schoolkids
Records and Tapes closed its doors last fall, and
this Sunday, much of that history will be up for
"We were responsible for promoting artists that
were not well-known at the time," said former
Schoolkids owner Steve Bergman.
This Sunday at 7 p.m., Schoolkids will be auc-
tioning off their extensive collection of artifacts
and memorabilia at The Ark in downtown Ann
The profits will be donated to The Ark, the
country's oldest remaining non-profit club show-
casing acoustic music.
Many musicians such as Iggy Pop and K.D.
Lang came into the store and left signed memo-
rabilia behind while the store was open from
1976 to1998.
"It's a great way to support The Ark," said
David Maynard, who is on the planning com-
mittee for the event. "Their main purpose is
music and trying to broaden musical tastes in
the region."
There will be a multitude of items available
from a wide variety of artists such as B.B.
King, Charlie Parker, Dave Matthews and the
Violent Femmes.
The auction will include rare autographed
albums, compact discs, posters and guitars
from legendary musicians.
A few items of great interest include a prop gui-

tar signed by K.D. Lang, an album jacket of
"Bleach" by Nirvana signed by the band, a CD
boxed set signed and personalized by Alan
Ginsberg in 1995 and an album signed by all the
members of the Barenaked Ladies.
"It takes part in all genres of music, Maynard
said. "There should be something for everyone."
Marianne James, development director for The
Ark, said it is primarily a silent auction of approx-
imately 200 items and a live auction for about
eight to 10 items,
People also can make bids over the Internet at
wwwa2ark.org until midnight on Saturday.
Bergman still recalls many of the memorable
events surrounding Schoolkids. "Kurt Cobain
would stay in our apartments when he was doing
gigs and Sonic Youth used to wear our T-shirts,"
Bergman said.
All items will include a certificate of
authenticity from Bergman, Schoolkids
The event will not only include the auction but
also musical performances from local artists such
as Mr. B, George Bedard, Dick Siegal and Madcat
"The main thing is that it all goes towards a
good cause," Bergman said. "Schoolkids has
always been community-based."
Recently the Schoolkids label was sold to
Margaret Blumberg, who now has opened two
Schoolkids in Exile stores at 306 S. State St.
and below Elmo's T-Shirts on South State

LSA junior Keith Andrews shops for books at the Student Book Exchange yesterday in the Michigan
Union's Pendleton room. SBE offers some lower prices than local bookstores.

Detroit struggles to
recover from blizzard

DETROIT (AP) - Five days after
nearly a foot of snow started snarling
streets and with forecasters predicting
more, Mayor Dennis Archer declared a
snow emergency yesterday and enlisted
the help of the state and neighboring
To many frustrated residents and
commuters who have been stuck on
unplowed side streets or in traffic jams,
the declaration - which bans street
parking on snow plow routes - was
more than a little late for streets that
resemble miniature mountain passes.
"I've been in Detroit 42 years, and
when we first moved here they were
plowed. Gradually they just stopped
doing it," said Juanita Wright, whose
street has not been cleared.
She drove to her funeral home job
Wednesday and yesterday, but needed to
be picked up on Monday and Tuesday.
"It's terrible. If you're going north
and someone's going south, you panic,"
she said. "You don't dare get out of the
rut you're in, and neither do they.
Someone has to back up into traffic on
a main road"
Unlike other major cities, Detroit
does not plow residential streets.
Archer says that has been the case since
at least the 1960s, due mainly to budget
constraints. The last major snowstorm,
in 1994, did not create such an uproar.
"I don't accept responsibility for
something that's been a city policy long
before I even thought about running for
mayor,' Archer said.
Cold temperatures and overcast skies

have kept the snow from melting since
Saturday's storm. That has left people to
dig themselves out, use their cars as
bulldozers or just stay home.
More snowfall - 2 to 4 inches - is
predicted for today, when President
Clinton visits and a day before the
North American International Auto
Show opens to the public.
Archer yesterday told residents to
move their cars off streets where
snowplows were working; if they did-
n't, they risked having the cars ticket-
ed and towed.
The Michigan Department of
Transportation has volunteered to
help plow major streets, and the city
might rent extra trucks from Oakland
County. Archer also asked for volun-
teers to help clear sidewalks and
deliver food and medication to
stranded elderly residents.
The city has cleared the parking lots
and streets around Detroit public schools,
which have not been open all week.
There was no word yesterday after-
noon if they would open today.
Archer said that since he took office
in 1994, the issue has not been raised in
any public forum, and residents have
asked for other improvements.
"As soon as the sun comes out, peo-
ple tend to forget about it. We've had
other priorities," Archer said.
But so far, the sun isn't out - either
for residents or for many businesses. Gail
Drexler, an assistant at Gilfix Pharmacy,
said the store had not received a delivery
from its supplier in two days.

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