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

CRIME
Supplies taken
from Angell Hall
computing site
An Information Technology
Division staff member discovered
that equipment had been stolen from
the Angell Hall computing site
Tuesday morning, according to
Department of Public Safety reports.
The equipment was taken from a
computer in classroom B.
After inspection, DPS and ITD con-
firmed that a maxtor hard drive, an
Intel pentium LI microprocessor and a
metal bracket had been heisted.
The hard drive is valued at $219
and the microprocessor is estimated to
be worth $239, DPS reports state.
Knife discovered
.in West Quad
DPS officers found a knife in a
room located in the 400 corridor of
Adams house in West Quad Residence
'Hall on Monday night, DPS reports
tate. The knife had a blade measuring
six inches.
Officers entered the room with the
suspicion that the resident was in posses-
sion of marijuana. Reports state that no
drugs were found, but officers discovered
the illegal weapon in the resident's room.
Car stereo stolen
from parking lot
A stereo and speakers were stolen
onday from a vehicle parked in Lot
NC-7 on Broadway Street, DPS reports
state. The thief broke into the vehicle to
steal the equipment.
In addition to stealing the equip-
ment, the suspect also attempted to
steal the battery and vandalized the
inside of the car, according to DPS
reports.
ePurse, belongings
swiped from
Matthaei Gardens
A purse was stolen from an office
in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens on
Tuesday, DPS reports state. A female
employee noticed her purse was gone
from her office around 3 p.m. She had
left the office unlocked while she was
ut.
4The purse has a zipper and a shoul-
der strap. Its contents included a dri-
ver's license, a social security card and
an M-card, according to DPS reports.
The purse also contained $8 in cash.
Graffiti written on
South Quad door
Profane messages were written on a
oor in South Quad Residence Hall on
uesday afternoon, according to DPS
reports. The graffiti was written with a
black permanent marker in Taylor
House. DPS officers have not idepti-
tifed any suspects in the incident.
Water balloon
allegedly tossed
into MoJo room
A room in Mosher-Jordan
esidence Hall was found soaked with
Water Wednesday night, according to
P9S officials. It is currently unclear
;ow the room became wet, but officers

'uspect that a water balloon was
.-iuanched through the window, DPS
reports state.
Teens trespass in
Chemistry Building
A group of teenagers were reported
to be running amok in the basement of
the Chemistry Building on Monday
evening, according to DPS reports.
Four or five males around the age of 14
were seen in the building.
The group exited the building on the
north side of the building and ran
toward the Dental School, DPS reports
state. No damage to the building was
~prted.
-r Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Marta Brill.

Catholic law school to open in A2next year

By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
The University's Law School may have a new
neighbor next year as another institution of legal
education plans to open in Ann Arbor.
Founder and former Chair of Domino's Pizza
Thomas Monaghan, who is now chair of the Ave
Maria Foundation, announced Wednesday the new
law institution, known as the Ave Maria School of
Law, will bring a Catholic perspective to legal edu-
cation.
University Law Dean Jeffrey Lehman said
Monaghan's plans for Ave Maria will not affect the
University's Law School.
"There are] 80 law schools around the country
and five in the state," Lehman said. "I don't expect
to see an impact on us."
Lehman said he did not expect a mass exodos of
faculty from the University to the new school,
"Anything can happen but it would surprise

me," Lehman said.
University President Lee Bollinger echoed
Lehman's thoughts on Ave Maria, saying the
school's opening won't be a major source of com-
petition, adding the school's success depends on
the intellectual community it attracts.
Ave Maria planners said they hope to have the
school up and running by the fall of 2000.
Although plans for the campus are still in their ini-
tial stages, a 150,000 square foot building, student
housing, recreational facilities, classrooms, court-
rooms and conference space are planned.
The school has already signed up its first facul-
ty member - former U.S. Supreme Court nomi-
nee Robert Bork.
Bork said Monaghan approached him a few
months ago about coming to teach at Ave Maria.
The concept of the school "sounded very con-
ventional," Bork said yesterday from his
Washington, D.C. home.

Laura Hirschfeld., an Ave Maria public affairs
official, said Monaghan has promised to con-
tribute $50 million to the start-up costs, but that is
only an approximate figure, she said.
The start-up costs will be primarily used for the
construction of the facility. Hirschfeld said, includ-
ing a comprehensive law library.
Ave Maria organizers hope to bring the tradi-
tions of Catholic teachings to the school.
"Many schools require their students to take a
course in professional responsibility, but it is too
often just a two or three credit course," Hirschfeld
said.
Professional ethics are planned to be brought
into the school's curriculum, Hirschfeld said,
adding that Catholic teachings place "value on the
human person."
Ave Maria's Law Board of Governors include
many notable names from the Catholic Church,
political sphere and the legal profession including

U.S. Rep Henrv Hyde (R-1ll.), California Supreme
Court Justice and former Secretary of the Interior
William Clark and Archbishop of New York John
Cardinal O'Connor.
Hirschfeld said many people are attracted to Ave
Maria because it provides a "blank page" for legal
education.
Bork hoped the names attached to Ave Maria
"will act favorably in attracting faculty," adding
that while he serves as an Ave Maria professor, he
will continue to reside in Washington, D.C.
The establishment of Ave Maria is Monaghan's
latest expansion of Catholic educational institu-
tions in southeast Michigan.
Hirschfeld said Monaghan is very committed to
Catholic education and said he has helped in the
founding of Catholic daycare services, primary
and secondary schools.
-Daily Staff Reporter Jaimie Winkler
contributed to this report.

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Judge questions defense
strategy of Jones' attorneys

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DAVID ROCHKIND/Daily
Law Prof. Andrea Lyon acts as an auctioneer at last night's Law School
Student Funded Fellowships Auction in Hutchins Hall.
Auction ads law
students' careers

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A judge yesterday questioned
the strategy of attorneys for "The Jenny Jones Show."
The defense plans to present testimony that a man who
revealed a same-sex crush on the show and the man he a
crush on had a sexual relationship after the taping. Oakland
County Circuit Judge Gene Schnelz said he's not sure
whether jurors will find the testimony credible.
"I don't think it is a perfect defense," Schnelz said with the
jury out of the courtroom. "If that's the defense they want to
put forward, that's their business."
The $50 million lawsuit by Scott Amedure's family accus-
es the show, its distributor and producer as being culpable in
Amedure's March 1995 death three days after he revealed his
secret crush on Jonathan Schmitz.
The family has argued that the show tricked Schmitz into
appearing for the 1995 taping that never aired, then subjected
him to on-stage humiliation culminating in Amedure's slay-
ing.
Defense attorneys have said that Schmitz - who has said
he was heterosexual - and Amedure had a sexual relation-
ship after the taping, making it a lover's quarrel, of sorts, that
absolves the show of liability.
The defense pressed that point yesterday while cross-
examining a psychiatrist, saying Amedure supposedly told
his mother of his romance with Schmitz after the taping of
the episode titled "Same Sex Secret Crushes."
During a recess with jurors out of the courtroom, the attor-
ney for Amedure's family, Geoffrey Fieger, said there was a
lack of proof that Amedure had confided with his mother
about such a relationship and said it meant only to prejudice
the jury.
"It's the biggest red herring in the world," Fieger told
Schnelz.
Schnelz again ruled Amedure's supposed statement as
hearsay, but usable by the defense.
Kalamazoo man

"It's the biggest red herrin
in the world."
-- Geoffrey Fieger
attorney for Scott Amedure's family
Even so, Schnelz likened it to "a match ready to strike"
and questioned aloud how such testimony would play to
jurors, given Amedure's mother's claims she didn't believe
her son's claims of intimacy with Schmitz.
Schnelz also said Amedure's death "severely weakened"
the reliability of his supposed statement by limiting available
tests of its validity.
Yesterday was the second day of testimony on the
Amedure family's behalf by Bernard Carroll, a psychia-
trist who on Wednesday said, "Jonathan Schmitz would
not have killed Scott Amedure but for them appearing on
this show."
Under defense questioning, Carroll again accused the
show of duping Schmitz into believing the secret admiret
would be a woman, knowing it was Amedure.
"This person (Schmitz) had given warning to the produc-
ers that 'I don't want this to happen.' They went ahead,"
Carroll said.
Heaccused the show of "pandering" with a scripted
match-making episode using guests as props to humiliate
Schmitz "for the sadistic delight of the audience."
Carroll said he reviewed Schmitz's medical records and
had diagnosed him as suffering from depression and bipolar
disorder and occasional psychotic episodes.
But Carroll acknowledged that in agreeing to appear on'thq
show, Schmitz seemed competent in signing documentatior
attesting he was being truthful.
arraigned on

By Risa Berrin
Daily Staff Reporter
Students interested in dining with
former U.S. presidential candidate
Bob Dole or acquiring a signed copy
of the First Amendment by Howard
Stern attended last night's seventh
annual Law School Student Funded
Fellowships Auction to benefit Law
students interested in public interest
opportunities.
Each year, the auction raises
money to provide grants for Law
students interested in unpaid sum-
mer internships in the public sector.
The grants make public interest
work a viable option for many Law
students by alleviating some of the
financial strains of accepting the
summer position.
Law third-year student Wendy
Marantz, one of the auction cd-
chairs, said the funds raised at the
auction provide financial support for
students who otherwise would not
be able to take unpaid jobs.
"Public interest work is what most
of us envision coming into Law
school. It's easy to take the $2,000
paycheck offered by law firms.
These grants provide students with
the opportunity to directly impact
the lives of people," Marantz said.
The auction's proceeds will enable
67 students to participate in unpaid
internships this summer. The Fund
provides each student with a $3,000
summer stipend. The 12-person, stu-
dent-run board selects the recipients
based on the nature of their public
service job, past interest and finan-
cial need.
Law third-year student Lisa
Douglass is a past recipient of one of
the grants. She originally had
thought that she would not be able to
take a public interest internship sev-
eral summers ago because of finan-
cial limitations.
"The jobs I was interested in were
all unpaid. I still had Law school

loans to pay. I would have gone into
further debt,' Douglass said. "The
grant enabled me to take that unpaid
job at the" American Civil Liberties
Union.
Douglass said her public serve
internship experience helped her to
get another job - this one with the
Seattle public defender's office,
where she plans to work after gradu-
ation.
Law third-year student Angie
Setzer said she believes it is impor-
tant for the Law School to provide
different job options for its students.
"It is important that the Law
School not only encourage its stu-
dents to go the corporate route. This
program encourages students to go
the public interest route as well,"
Setzer said.
Law School Dean Jeffrey
Lehman, an event auctioneer, also
stressed the need for the Law School
to encourage careers in the public
sector.
"What has sustained the law pro-
fession is the willingness of lawyers
to step forward and be community
leaders," Lehman said.
Lehman said he realizes that the
law profession is often portrayed
negatively.
"One of the challenges nowadays
is to balance the public perception of
the law profession. It is important
that Michigan grads step forward
and contribute to the public good,"
Lehman added.
Law Prof. Andrea Lyon said her
work as a public defender made her
realize the importance of a program
of this nature. She said many faculty
members were involved in the event
as auctioneers, bidders and donation
providers.
"A lot of the faculty donated
items. Dinner for six at my home is
one of the items for bid tonight. I'm
always enthusiastic about helping
out with this event,' Lyon said.

felony for explosives possession

EAST LANSING (AP) -
Prosecutors started testing a new state
law inspired by the Oklahoma City
bombing on a 21-year-old student they
alleged yesterday used a Molotov cock-
tail to set a Dumpster on fire during
campus riots.
Anthony David Pastor of
Kalamazoo was arraigned in East
Lansing District Court yesterday on a
felony charge of possession of an
explosive-incendiary device, in this
case a Molotov cocktail. The cocktail is
made using a glass bottle filled with
gasoline and a cloth for the fuse.
The new state law, which took effect
Jan. 1, increased the penalty for that
felony to 15 years in prison, up from
four years, said Ingham County
Assistant Prosecutor Al Phillips.
Phillips said police have a photograph
of Pastor with the lit cocktail in his hand,

hanging over the Dumpster during ,the
March 27 riot that erupted after
Michigan State's basketball team lost to
Duke in the NCAA semifinals.
During his arraignment, Pastor's
attorney, Hugh Clarke, said whoever
police thought they had on film wasn't
his client.
"This is.a case of mistaken identity,"
said Clarke, who told the judge that he
had at least six witnesses who would
back up his claim.
Judge David Jordon scheduled
Pastor's pretrial hearing for April 16
and his preliminary examination for
April 26.
Pastor, a Western Michigan
University student, was arrested
Wednesday in Kalamazoo by Michigan
State Police. He was released yesterday
after paying 10 percent of his $2,500
bond and $270.20 in court costs, as

ordered by Jordon.
Phillips said she wasn't surprised at
Pastor's planned mistaken identity
defense and said she expected other stu
dents charged with felonies to choose
similar defenses.
"We have evidence that will say oth-
erwise," Phillips said.
Police have amassed hundreds of
videotapes and photographs detailing
riot activities.
And police were seeking up to I't
additional felony arrest warrants yester-
day in their continuing investigation, said
East Lansing Police Capt. Louis Muhn.
So far, police have arrested 30 peon
ple and arraigned 20. Eleven of those
arraigned are MSU students. All
arraignments for people arrested during
the riot were expected to conclude
today, said Nancy Moylan, court
administrator.

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What's happening in Ann Abr this weekend

FRIDAY
U "America, We Must Leave No One
Behind," Lecture by Jesse
Jackson, Sponsored by Michigan
Student Assembly, Hill
Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.
U "Come and Go to Catastrophe,"
Sponsored by RC Drama,
Residential College Auditorium,

Q "Religious Beliefs and Values,"
Sponsored by Philosophy
Department, Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room, 9 a.m.
J "Return of African Nights,"
Sponsored by African Students
Association, Michigan Union,
Ballroom, 8 p.m.
U "The Transcendence of the Good,"
Sponsored by Philosophy

Department, Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room, 11 a.m.
SUNDAY,
U "Asian American Art Show,"
Sponsored by Asian American Art
Society, Michigan Union Art
Lounge, 7 p.m.

B i Sun" "Add it Up" "Kiss Off"
1} 1 One of the Greatest Alternative bands Ever!
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