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delayed; trial not
the pre-trial Abdul-Ghadier
E oja, charged in the shooting death
of Bloomfield Hills resident Nicholas
Sietz, that was to begin yesterday, has
been delayed until next Tuesday, when
an official trial date is expected to be
The decision to hold the trial
resulted from the continuing appel-
late court fight over Washtenaw
County Circuit Judge Donald
Shelton's requirement that criminal
bground checks be made on all
w nesses in the case.
The city of Ann Arbor objected to
the requirement on the grounds that
state law prohibits such information
from being given to individuals. The
court has given Washtenaw County
Circuit Court permission to delay
carrying out Shelton's order until a
decision is made whether to uphold
*nn Arbor City Attorney Kristen
Larcom said that Shelton indicated
today that the trial would continue
on Jan. 18 if the matter is not
Shelton "will set a trial date then if
there is no resolution," Larcom said.
Sietz was shot in June outside of the
Eugene V Debs co-op on East
University Avenue. Witnesses have
identified Elkhoja, an Ann Arbor resi-
dent, as being present at the scene of
thooting. He has been charged with
one count of carrying an illegal weapon
and one count of open murder.
Man assaulted by
girlfriend in hall
A man was assaulted at West Quad
Residence Hall early Saturday morn-
ing, Department of Public Safety
rts state. The victim of the incident
reported that he had been assaulted by
No further details were available in
pushed in protest
vo anti-sweatshop protesters were
p .ed by an unidentified subject while
demonstrating in front of the Fleming
Administration Buildire on Saturday
evening, according to DI'S reports.
A report of non-aggravated assault
Woman falls while
running to bus
unidentified woman fell in front of
t Children's Hospital on Thursday
afternoon while running to catch a bus,
DPS reports state. The extent of the
woman's injuries were unknown.
Graffiti found to
be protest chalk
Subjects graffitied the Fleming
Administration Building on Monday
morning. DPS officers, upon checking
w' building services at Fleming,
de rmined the graffiti to be chalk slo-
gans left from Friday's anti-sweatshop
Delivery man left
A man making a delivery to the
lssigan Union was knocked uncon-
$ciOus and left with a black eye Friday
afternoon, DPS reports state. The inci-
di'nt occurred in front of the Union, and
DP' did not report having any suspects.
Nothing was reported stolen in the inci-
MIPs at bus stop
DPS served several subjects with
nr in possession citations Saturday
morning at the C.C. Little bus shelter,
[)PS reports state. The minors were cited
after the bus driver contacted DPS
because one of the subjects refused to
exit the bus.
- Conipiled by Datls Staff Reporter
Housing fair offers advice, search tips
By David Jenkins
Daily Staff Reporter
Providing an opportunity for prospective
tenants to learn about housing options and for
property managers to fill vacant units, yester-
day's 13th annual Off-Campus Housing Fair
sought to put a roof over the heads of
University students - 27,000 of which live
off-campus each semester.
"The fair is a good chance for registered land-
lords to show what they have available," said Amy
Starr, a University Housing adviser and mediator
for off-campus housing.
"Really our target audience is toward those who
are moving out of the residence halls for the first
time" Starr said. "They should get oriented to
what's available by coming to the fair and visiting
the Website to get assistance with learning about
what best meets their needs."
Although the fair takes place in January, many
off-campus residences are rented out by the time
students leave for vinter break.
"If people are looking for houses, the rush is
basically over by this time," said Christopher
Heaton; property manager with Campus
Management, Inc. 'Sixty to 65 percent are gone by
Heaton pelievesthe fair should take place earli-
er in the year, additg that "everyone would be bet-
ter served if the fa took place in the early weeks
Andrew Fisher, property manager for Fisher
Property Maintenaice, also said the fair is less
effective in January, but suggested an alternate
possibility; than ruining it earlier in the academic
year "I think i1 should be done at least a couple
times a year," Fishr said.
That wad, he sail, students could take advantage
of what the fair his to offer while the majority of
campus propertiesare still available.
"We're irying toreverse the trend of the housing
search statting early in the year," Starr said, regard-
ing the date of the off-campus housing fair.
"It's a business world out there" Fisher said,
adding that landlords aren't willing to begin leas-
ing later in the year.
Starr said many problems involving first and
second-year students moving out of the residence
halls "often arise with not understanding the
details of a lease or with conflicts between stu-
dents planning to be housemates.
"We created the roommate contract because
students are signing leases so early in the year
that problems sometimes arise by the time they
actually move in," Starr said, referring to the
University's document that roommates sign
prior to renting University-registered housing.
Peter Deininger of Deinco Properties, said
he does not believe a lease-signing date would
necessarily solve the problem. "All that would
do is create one big frenzy right before all the
leases were going to be signed," Deininger
"The problem is that every year the leases are
signed sooner and sooner" Deininger said. "The
demand is so high"
Deininger said that "upperclassmen who start
sooner definitely have an advantage over under-
Jim Morris of Gruber-Morris Management,
said he would advise prospective tenants to
"get out and look, but know what you're look-
"You need to sit down and decide what you want
to do before you start looking" he added.
Landlords and students alike gave warm reviews
of the fair.
"I think this is helpful to be able to collect all
this information at once" LSA sophomore Eric
"I've heard very good things about the fair from
friends who have attended it in the past,"
Deininger said. "Since this is my first year attend-
ing, I'm hoping it will go well for me also."
Flu shots are 75 percent effective;
causes of local outbreaks uncertain
Continued from Page 1.
around," said Mary Poskie, patient-care director at St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. "The strains we're seeing were not
covered by the vaccine given."
Winfield said an increase in influenza exists despite flu shots
because flu vaccinations are not a panacea for influenza.
They are "75 percent protective. No one knows why there
will be a local epidemic when there is a local outbreak," he
said, adding that "most students still do not get influenza
Social Work first-year student Susan Hubbard is one of the
students Winfield was referring to. Despite not having the flu,
Hubbard sat patiently in the Allergy Immunization Center at
UHS as she awaited her flu vaccination.
She said she regretted not getting the vaccination earlier and
added she was "worried about getting the flu, especially being
around a lot of people.'
But LSA sophomore Assuntina Sacco received the flu
vaccination in October and does not have the flu. Sacco
indicated that she was glad she received the vaccination
months ago because she knows if "there is an increase, you
won't get the flu," she said.
Law third-year student Dan Ventrelle received the flu shot yes-
terday and said lie is a "little uncertain about the effectiveness of
the shot. I am hopeful that it will work but I'm not 100 percent
Winfield recommended to those who have the flu not to
attend class for the first five to seven days and to stay away
from people who do not have the flu so not to expose them to
"The shot is not helpful if you already have the flu;' Winfield
said, but said he encourages flu sufferers to visit UHS "in the
first 48 hours of influenza."
UHS offers the flu shot for $10 but the clinic has a limited
supply. "We have 200 more doses available," Winfield said.
Coble said she has learned from her experience this year and
will take precautions next flu season by getting the flu vaccina-
"I'm going to take my medicine, sleep and drink lots of
fluids,' she said.
Photo llustration by MARJORIE MAI
A University Health Service professional prepares to inject a
student with a flu vaccination.
School massacre plot
results in probation
PORT HURON (AP) - One of of years. So, it was notiunknown,"
the teen-agers accused of planning a Adair said. "I kind of wanted to
massacre at his middle school was keep him close to Michigan."
sentenced yesterday as a juvenile to Schnepp and three )ther boys
four years probation. fron Holland Woods Mildle School
Justin Schnepp, 15, has been were arrested in May.
ordered to attend Kokomo Academy, Port Huron police andprosecutors
a detention facility in Indiana, said said the boys planned to carry out a
Judge James Adair. killing spree bigger that the April
The judge said yesterday he massacre at Columbine high School
decided on the Indiana facility after in Littleton, Colo.
a Pennsylvania juvenile academy Since Schnepp is on pobation, the
that was part of a plea agreement probation department wil review his
rejected his application. progress every six montis and pro-
"It is one of the approved places vide the judge with a witten report,
that the court has used for a number said his attorney Frederidk Lepley.
way. Love everybody. Low is the better
way, if you want a better community."
Continued from Page 1 Making a parallel betveen the unity
of the nation and an event in his child-
racial equality and the fight for black hood - where he and hi; siblings had
American suffrage, including the day to help weigh down his aunt's home
when 600 people marched in what is during strong storms by holding hands
known historically as "Bloody Sunday." - Lewis said the nation must stand
Lewis recalled the events leading up united to tackle tough problems.
to that day with passion and vigor. "Holding hands, we walked with
After organizing the march, mem- the wind. We never let that house.
bers of the local government in Selma, As citizens of this University, as citi-
Ala., protested, Lewis said. Knowing he zens of this nation, gs ctizens of this
probably would be arrested, Lewis still world, we must i stay together. We
proceeded with his plans, carrying a must create one house and one fami-
backpack with essential items he would ly - the American fanily and the
need in prison, including toothpaste, American house, the world family
books and a few things to eat. and the world house," Lewis said.
"I think I saw death that day," Lewis "Keep the faith, walk with the wind,
said as he recalled the march to secure and let the spirit of Wallaiberg be your
the unchallenged freedom of black guide;' he said.
Americans to vote. Rackham students Elzabeth Harris
When police officers violently ended and Naureen Rana siid they were
the demonstration as the marchers moved by Lewis' remarkable life.
attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Knowing him chiefly, at an influential
Bridge in Selma, Lewis was beaten and member of the U.S. House, the students
tear-gassed before going to jail. said they were unfaniliar with his pow-
"I stood up and I said, 'I can't under- erful place in Ameri an history.
stand why the'president can send troops "I came to the letturs because, as a
to Vietnam but not to Selma," Lewis said. student of pubhi polify, Iknew of Lewis
Lewis said his and others' efforts as a Congressman, bat I vanted to know
started to pay off through such initia- more about his backgroutd," Harris said.
tives as President Lyndon Johnson's Rana said she wa moed by Lewis'
Voter Rights Act of 1965. . persistence and optiinisa.
"We have witnessed a non-violent "I found it inspicingthat he had so
revolution. We live in a better country. much hope despite all the negative
We are a better people because we've things that he ven thrugh. It made
laid down the concept of race," Lewis me happy that he wa; so positive,;
said. "The non-violent way is the better she said.
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