The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 25, 2000 -- 3
ASB participants ready to spring into action
Man kled on
train tracks near
An Ann Arbor resident was killed
after being struck by an Amtrak train
early Monday evening, Department of
Pblic Safety reports state. The inci-
dent occurred near a parking lot on
Nichols Drive, next to Nichols
stolen from library
Tvo wallets were reported stolen
from the Kresge Business Administra-
tion Library on Tuesday evening, DPS
reports state. One wallet was taken
from the third floor of the building
around 6 p.m. and the other was taken
from the fourth floor around 6:30 pm.
DPS has not reported any suspects
in the thefts.
Credit card theft
41 suspect found
A 31-year-old female subject, sus-
pected of several credit card thefts,
was seen on the first floor of Couzens
Residence Hall on Wednesday morn-
ing, DPS reports state.
A DPS unit made contact with the
subject and ran a warrant check,
which turned out negative. According
to DPS reports, the subject was arrest-
ed for nossession of stolen nronertv
The subject was released pending
SAB space heater
A subject at the Student Activities
Building was plugging in a space
heater on Monday morning when it
ignited forming an arching flame,
DPS reports state. The subject
reported feeling tingling in her right
An electrician was called to the
scene and advised that the fire was
caused by a bent prong in the space
The victim was then escorted to M-
Works for medical treatment.
No suspects in
Three overhead projectors were
reported stolen from a preparation
closet near the men's room of the
Pierpont Commons on Monday
afternoon, DPS reports state. There
was no sign of forced entry into the
DPS has not reported any suspects
in the incident.
Officers witnessed two male sub-
jects break two sidewalk lights in
front of the Dennison Building early
Wednesday morning, DPS reports
state. The officers stated the sub-
-ects broke the lights and then
retreated into a nearby apartment
The subjects were described as two
white males, one wearing khaki pants
and one wearing a green shirt. Both
males had short hair, DPS reports
glass at hospital
Mott Children's Hospital staff
members requested security assis-
tance Wednesday afternoon to
restrain a patient in the Child Psy-
chiatric ward of the facility, DPS
The patient sustained injuries when
* breaking a glass door panel. DPS pro-
- Compiled li Daily Staff Reporter
More than 300 students will
travel to 30 sites nationwide to
perform service activities
By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
LSA freshman Leslie Gabay-Swanston is
going to New York for the first time this spring
break - but not to see a Broadway play or the
Empire State Building.
She is going to counsel teenage runaways with
Alternative Spring Break, a University program
that allows students the opportunity to perform a
variety of community services activities at sites
across the nation.
"It sounded like a good opportunity," said
Gabay-Swanston, who was involved in many com-
munity service programs during high school.
Last night more than 100 ASB participants
attended a kick-off event in the Michigan League
to inspire students for the upcoming week.
RC senior Amanda Beaumont, a member of
the ASB leadership team, said the annual kick-
off event was "a chance for everyone to come
together and get motivated."
Beaumont has participated in ASB since her
freshman year and said the program has the
potential to change its participants for life.
The mission of ASB, she said, is to "motivate
people to pursue a life of social action and social
Interim Dean of Students Frank Cianciola,
who stepped in to speak at the last minute in
place of interim Vice President for Student
Affairs E. Royster Harper, said he admired the
group for the commitment it requires.
"It's astounding that these students do
fundraising in order to allow this to happen. It's a
real reflection of what this is all about,' he said.
Each group has had to raise at least $600 dol-
lars since the beginning of December when the
groups were formed.
The event was emceed by Director of Campus
Information Centers Jeff Brake, a former ASB
participant. "U of M is the largest ASB group in
the country," Brake said, referring to the more
than 300 students who will be traveling to 30 dif-
ferent sites next week.
"This is one of the most amazing organizations
on this campus" he said.
Brake told the group of his own experiences,
including a time when the group arrived late to
their site after 40 hours of driving, and unable to
find a place to stay, the group called their contact,
who eagerly invited them to stay at his place.
"He had a two-bedroom apartment," Brake said.
Engineering junior Jon Heger and other members of the singing group 58 Greene perform as part of the
Alternative Spring Break kick-off event in the Michigan League last night.
Most ASB groups consist of about 12 students.
Campus a cappella group 58 Greene per-
formed three songs at the event. LSA junior and
member of the group Aroosha Rana took a
moment between songs to mention her ASB
experience. "It was one of the best experiences of
my life," she said. "You just know that you are
making a difference in someone's life."
IRobert Northrup pulls his custom ice fishing shanty off Green Lake, located
near Interlochen, yesterday.
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aimnedat hate crimes
Engler says Bush-McCain
ticket could be possibility
LANSING (AP) - If Gov. John Engler were a betting
man, he'd keep his chips on George W. Bush despite John
McCain's win here Tuesday in the GOP presidential primary.
"Look, they held an election, we showed up in record
numbers, so did some other folks, my guy lost, we move
on, Engler said yesterday. "I believe George Bush will be
the Republican nominee."
McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona, beat the Texas gov-
ernor 51 percent to 43 percent in a primary where Republi-
cans made up only 49 percent of the 1.35 million people
who cast votes.
Engler wasn't happy with - or expecting - the out-
come. But he isn't upset enough to rule out McCain as a
possible vice presidential pick.
"I had said a long time ago that I thought McCain was a
very likely person to be on the ticket," Engler said, adding that
was strictly his own opinion. Bush has not publicly discussed
who he might put on the ticket if he wins the nomination.
Engler said the record high turnout in Tuesday's primary
is a good sign for the GOP this fall, since so many Republi-
Hudsonvil e res
"George Bush set a modern-day record in terms of
Republican support. He received more votes on Tuesday in
Michigan than were cast for all candidates in the (primary)
election four years earlier, Engler said.
That happened in part because Engler mobilized Republi-
cans across the state to staff phone banks, mail letters and
get GOP voters to the polls.
Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer said yes-
terday that some of those efforts crossed a legal line.
The Michigan Democratic Party filed complaints yester
day with the Secretary of State's office and the Federal Elec-
tion Commission accusing Republicans of two violations of'
Engler admitted in one case, a mistake was made. Bush
supporters mailed a letter to Republicans asking them to vol-
unteer at Bush for President phone banks. On a sheet listing
phone bank contacts, several state phone numbers - rather
than home numbers - for contacts were included. State
workers are not allowed to do campaign work on state time.
Internet access with restrictions
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Patrons at the library
here can once again cruise the information superhighway,
although parents will have the ability to limit their chil-
dren's Internet access.
A day after Holland voters rejected an ordinance that
would have mandated Internet filters at their library, Hud-
sonville city commissioners voted 6-1 Wednesday to repeal
a similar ordinance they reluctantly adopted in December,
The Holland Sentinel reported.
The commission had adopted the ordinance after local
residents, with the help of the Mississippi-based Ameri-
can Family Association, submitted a petition requiring
commissioners to approve the ordinance or put it to a
Commissioners then shut down Internet access at the
library, saying the potential for costly legal battles over the
filters was too great.
On Wednesday, they restored Internet access at the Gary
Byker Memorial Library, but, unlike Holland, there will be
Hudsonville will install a software system that allows
children different levels of Internet access according to their
The AFA and petition backers had argued that the
Smart Guardian software the library purchased was
"It is our intent to return Internet service to our citi-
zens, utilizing superior filtering procedures which will
protect the entire community from the concerns it has
about our youth and the problems of pornography,"
Councilman Arlen Dykema said in reading a prepared
Hudsonville resident Maureen Van Hoven said she was
pleased with the council's decision and said parents
again have control over what their children see on the
"I think that it's a great filtering system," Van Hoven said
of Smart Guardian. "It allows us to protect our First
Amendment rights, and as parents allows us to protect our
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) - A gay
advocacy group yesterday unveiled an
ad campaign designed to promote
reporting of anti-gay crimes and
The Detroit-based Triangle Founda-
tion said it will help distribute 1,000
posters throughout Michigan as part of
a campaign titled "Because Words
Lead to Violence."
The posters will be displayed in
places where gay people gather -
including centers and entertainment
places like Cobalt, a Ferndale night-
club where the poster was first dis-
played to the media yesterday.
"This is particularly important in a
state as large as Michigan ... especial-
ly in a community that does not have a
gay advocacy group it can turn to,"
said Jeffrey Montgomery, executive
director of the Triangle Foundation.
Montgomery said the group also
plans a radio ad campaign. The Trian-
gle Foundation would like to advertise
on television, but he said the idea "has
been met with a great amount of resis-
tance from TV stations because it
would be controversial."
Three other anti-violence programs
have contacted the Triangle Founda-
tion wanting to duplicate the cam-
paign, Montgomery said.
The poster, designed by Jabo Design
of Troy, depicts eight people with differ-
ent offensive terms emblazoned on their
bodies. At the bottom is a telephone
number that victims of hate crimes can
call to report an incident.
"This is an empowering poster,"
said Scott Marquardt of Ferndale,
whose picture appears on the poster
"I'm proud to be a part of it."
Marquardt's face is shown with a
derogatory term referring to gays dis-
played on his forehead.
Harry Knox, executive director of the
Atlanta-based Georgia Equality Project,
a gay rights political group, said the
Triangle Foundation's efforts are unique
for a statewide organization.
"It makes clear that the targets of
gay-related violence are people you
see everyday," Knox said. "It sends a
message to gay people that they should
report hate crimes."
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