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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 24, 2000 - 3

Student reports
fire in Stockweli
esidence Hall
Department of Public Safety reports
state that early Tuesday morning a res-
ident ofthe Stockwell Residence Hall
reported that something was on fire in
her room.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department
was dispatched to the residence hall
but found no fire. Reports state that
there might have been a possible light
ballast burned or an electrical prob-
heft reported at
Subway in Union
DPS reports state $20 was reported
stolen from a cash drawer of the Sub-
way sandwich shop located in the
Michigan Union. Although the inci-
dent was reported Tuesday morning,
the theft allegedly occured March 13.
4he possible suspect is described as
a 16-year-old female, reports state.
Soda stolen from
Taubman Health
Care Center
A case of soda was reported stolen
from the Taubman Health Care Center
on Wednesday afternoon, DPS reports
state.
Ohe case was left unattended on a
coffee table and was later found to be
missing. DPS did not report having
any suspects in the incident.
Pedestrian struck
on Church Street
A pedestrian was hit by moving
vehicle while crossing Church St. on
U dnesday evening, DPS reports state.
We victim was transported to the hos-
pital by ambulance.
Fleming chalked
with graffiti
The Fleming Administration Build-
ing was vandalized with chalk early
Wednesday morning, DPS reports
state.
Bus hits pole at
Matthaei Gardens
A bus driver left the University's
Mathaei Botanical Gardens northeast
of Ann Arbor after accidently knock-
ing over a light pole at the gardens
Wednesday morning, DPS reports
state.
E!est Quad wallet
stolen after run-in
A resident of West Quad Residence
Hall reported his wallet stolen after an
unknown man "bumped" into him
Wednesday afternoon, DPS reports
state.
The subject is described as approxi-
mately 30 years-old, 5'1," of medium
ld, with shoulder-length black hair
a rotten teeth. He was last seen
wearing a black wind breaker.
li-Card reported

stolen from CCRB
A student reported his M-Card
stolen while at the Central Campus
R creation Building last Saturday,
WSreports state.
The victim refused to file a report
when advised he would need to speak
wIth an officer.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Caitlin Nish.

Empty Bowl banquet to help feed hungry

By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily Staff Reporter
Hoping to emphasize the urgency of hunger,
Project SERVE's Education and Awareness
Team will hold an Empty Bowl Charity Banquet
tomorrow night.
Event Coordinator Payel Gupta said banquet
organizers "want students to be more aware of
homelessness and hunger in our area."
The Empty Bowl concept was initiated at
Lahser High School in the fall of 1990 by
ceramics teacher John Hartom and his wife Lisa
Blackburn.
Hartom's students made and sold ceramic
bowls to raise money for an existing Thanksgiv-
ing fundraiser the school was holding for
Detroit area food banks.
The first Empty Bowl charity was held
August 1991 and since then it has spread across

Project SERVE event aims to
raise awareness of homeless

the United States.
Detroit Country Day ceramics teacher John
Schwartz began the Empty Bowl Charity at his
school in 1993 after hearing about the success
of Hartom's project.
"When we started the event at our school, we
had the students make the bowls and soon
learned that it was easier to mass produce
them," Schwartz said.
Last year Schwartz and other teachers from
Country Day and schools in Detroit made
14,000 bowls for their lunchtime serving.
"The profits last year went to Gleaners Food

Bank. The event always brings in a good
amount of money," Schwartz said.
"It's more of a community awareness activity.
We brought awareness that people were hungry
and homeless in Detroit, even as close to home
as Southfield.
We were giving them an opportunity to have
at least one meal,"Schwartz said.
Hartom's idea of making bowls has changed
during the last nine years. At different venues,
the charities have opted for styrofoam bowls
and a full meal rather than the original clay
bowl with soup.

The event, which is the first time an Empty
Bowl function will take place at the University,
is planned for tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the
Michigan Union Kuenzel Room.
The entrance fee of $8 includes dinner, a
small concert, and guest speakers.
The event is sponsored by Project SERVE's
Education and Awareness Team with the help of
the Alpha Iota Omicron fraternity, Michigan
Leadership Initiatives and Circle K. The co-ed a
capella group Gimble will be performing.
Lin Orrin, fund development director of Ann
Arbor Shelters and Gupta, Project SERVE
Hunger and Homelessness Coordinator are
scheduled to speak. There will also be a slide
show presented by the Shelter Association of
Washtenaw County.
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw Coun-
ty and Bread for the World will be among the
charities that may be chosen for donations.

London prof. urges more research on children

By Ahmed Hamid
For the Daily
Sir Michael Rutter, a professor of
child psychology from the University
of London Institute of Psychiatry,
addressed a packed crowd gathering in
East Hall yesterday, urging more
research in child psychopathology and
the environment in which children
grow up.
"It is quite striking how little system-
atic research has been done," Rutter
said in his lecture, titled "Environmen-
tal Influences on Child Psychology:
Some Challenges and Some Solutions"
which was co-sponsored by the Center
for Human Growth and Development
and the Department of Psychology.
Rutter began the lecture by stating
that child psychology had been through
"various stages of evangelism," but that
now we are "moving to a different era."
He also stressed the need to "identify
the mechanisms" of the environment
that put a child's healthy development
at risk.
Going on to dispel the "myths"
regarding child psychology, lie said,
"The reasoning that family-wide influ-
ences do not matter in child develop-
ment is partially wrong."
Referring to the environment in,
cities, he noted a study conducted in
1980 revealing that "living in inner city

London was not good for your mental
health."
The study analyzed the change in
delinquency in 14-year-olds who stayed
in London and those who moved out.
The researchers found that residents of
the city showed increasing criminal
behavior, while those who had left
showed a large decrease.
"Change in environment did make a
substantial difference to crime," he
said.
Rutter said major improvements are
seen when children are removed from
hostile environments. He noted that
studies have revealed "parental criti-
cism" and "sibling negativity" as
strongly impacting a child's anti-social
behavior.
"Anti-social boys are much more like-
ly to be divorced, be employed in
unskilled work and have no friends when
they reach adulthood," he said. "The
point is that the boys' behavior is predis-
posing them to these experiences."
But Rutter acknowledged that people
are affected by their environment dif-
ferently. "There are huge individual dif-
ferences in peoples exposure to stress
and adversity," he said.
Rutter was adamant about letting
children experience their environment
and not encasing them in a protective
cocoon.
"Should you be protecting children

from all the nasty challenges life pro-
jects? I suggest not" he said.
Third-year Social Work graduate stu-
dent Gabrielle Gruber said she attended
the lecture because her work "has really
been influenced by Professor Rutter."
"His research has really influenced
the areas of psychopathology and
resilience and he was one of the first to
research them;' she said.
Third-year psychology graduate stu-
dent Alicia Merline said her "admira-
tion for his research and his insight"
brought her to the lecture.
Knighted in 1992, Rutter has
received several awards; including the
1992 John Hill Award for Excellence in
Theory, Development and Research on
Adolescence and the 1995 American
Psychological Association Distin-
guished Scientific Contribution Award.
He currently serves as president of the
Society for Research and Development.
"Professor Rutter is one of the most
comprehensive thinkers of issues of
development and mental health in chil-
dren in the world," psychology Prof.
Arnold Sameroff said. "His integrating
assessment of research, especially the
necessity to combine the best biological
research with the best psychological
and social research to understand the
interactions of all those influences has
served in creating a successful child
development model."

DAVID ROCHKIND/Daily
Sir Michael Rutter, a professor from the University of London Institute of
Psychiatry, speaks at East Hall yesterday.

McCain campaign
worries delegates
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may support
LANSING (AP) - As Michigan supporters vyi
Republicans begin holding meetings to "Nothing 1
choose the delegates for the GOP the state," Tr
National Convention, some backers of talk of stealin
U.S. Sen. John McCain worry that But Harris
George W. Bush supporters will get the supporters o
seats that should go to them. pledging to
McCain spokesman Todd Harris gates in the o
said yesterday that he's hearing Michi- "They coul
gan Gov. John Engler - one of Texas primary, so t
Gov. Bush's biggest advocates - may after the fact
be trying to get Bush supporters into small party
some of the delegate spots won by closed doors,
McCain in Michigan's Feb. 22 GOP McCain'sn
presidential primary. Sen. John Sc
McCain won Michigan 51 percent to plans to sit d(
43 over Bush, picking up 52 of the GOP Chairm
state's 58 national convention delegates. day to discus
But two-thirds of voters who identi- to the July 3
fied themselves in exit polls as Repub- Convention it
licans backed Bush in the primary..So Unless stat
McCain supporters attending GOP Engler woul
county and district conventions held to vention as a
elect delegates could find themselves governor is e
in the minority. statewide de
Engler spokesman John Truscott said addition to th
no move is afoot to challenge McCain up in congres

Bush
ing for delegate spots.
like that is happening in
uscott said. "There is no
g McCain delegates."
s said he has heard that
of Bush and Engler are
challenge McCain dele-
ocal conventions.
d not beat us in their own
they are now attempting
to defeat our delegates in
caucuses and behind
Harris said.
Michigan Chairman, state
chwarz (R-Battle Creek),
own with Engler and state
nan Rusty Hills on Mon-
ss Michigan's delegation
1-Aug. 3 GOP National
n Philadelphia.
e party rules are changed,
d have to attend the con-
McCain delegate. The
expected to be one of 10
legates McCain won in
he 42 delegates he picked
sional districts.

Correction:
M The Susan B. Anthony dollar was minted in 1979 and the Eisenhower dollar was introduced in 1971. This was
incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
THE CALENDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

FRIDAY
Foolish Heads, Sponsored by Michi-
gan League Programming, rock
concert in the Leagued nder-
ground, 8:30 p.m., 7 3-4652
Jamshed Akrami, Sponsored by the
Persian Student Association in
connection with the Iranian Cul-
tural Festival, this film critic will
present his documentary video,
"FriendlytPersuasion,twhich
documents post-revolutionary
cinema in Iran, 1636 Social
Work Building, 8 p.m.
.. "Th Ts....- h ..ii ... 'A +h C n...

"Nuclear Magnets: From Atomic
Clocks to Medical Imaging,"
Sponsored by the University
Physics Department physics
Prof. Timothy Chupp, breakfast
refreshments, 170 Dennison,
10:30 a.m., 764-4437
Havdalah and Comedy Night, Spon-
sored by Hillel, pizza, a creative
Havdalah service and a surprise
comedy event, pre-registration
required through reform-chavu-
rah@umich.edu, Hillel
ETwo Worlds, Sponsored by Base-
ment Arts, a dance and move-

with the Iranian Cultural Festival,
Trotter House, 1 p.m.
The Best of Michigan Synchronized
Swimming, area high school and
club synchronized swim teams
join the University Synchro team
for an exhibition of this increas-
ingly popular sport, Don Canham
Natatorium, 7 p.m., 995-7614
SERVICES
Campus Information Centers, 764-
INFO, info@umich.edu, and
www.umich.edu/-info on the
World Wide Web

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