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LOCAL/STATE

Th Mchga Dat

CRIMEa
oman sexually
saulted at
tate St. party
woman, who was treated at
niversity Hospitals earlier this week,
eported to the Department of Public
afety on Tuesday afternoon that she
ad been sexually assaulted at a party
n State Street, DPS reports state.
DPS officers notified the Ann Arbor
olice Department, but the woman said
he did not want to press charges
gainst her attacker, whom she knew.
rrectional school
mate escapes
A subject fled University Hospitals
n Tuesday morning after escaping past
guard from the Maxey WJ. Boys
raining School where the youth cur-
-ntly is staying, according to DPS
ports.
After a short foot chase, DPS officers
pprehended the subject, who was
ed to University Hospitals.
raffiti found in
hurch St. carport
DPS officers found graffiti in the
hurch Street Carport on Monday
fternoon, DPS reports state.
The graffiti covered the fifth floor
uthwest stairwell and the interior
ails between the fourth and fifth lev-
Is in the carport. "CRAZIE,"
igERVE" and "WERE'S SATAN"
ere among some graffiti written in
lack marker. DPS has no suspects in
e case and does not know when the
cident occurred. Parking
aintenance was notified for clean-up.
alet parker
amages car
valet working at 1500 East
cal Center Dr. allegedly backed a
old Mercury Sable into a pole
onday morning and did not report the
amage, DPS reports state. Scratches
n the pole and on a vehicle that matched
e car's description were found by DPS.
he damage was documented.
DPS questioned the valet about his
ailure to report the incident. The valet
irst said he did not believe the damage
as "a big deal," according to DPS.
oup suspected
f 'pot party'
A group of five to six people was
eported to be having a "pot party" in
he Institute of Social Research park on
ivision Street according to DPS
eports.
DPS investigated the matter, finding
he subjects at the named location. DPS
, no evidence or smell of marijuana.
amera stolen
rom Angell Hall
An Olympus D400 zoom camera
as reported stolen from the Angell
all computing center Sunday evening,
PS reports state.
The camera disappeared between 5
.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday evening. The
reen digital camera and a battery pack
are missing.
ar damaged in
arport hit and run
A car was damaged and left without

otice Thursday in the University
Hospitals' Carport, DPS reports state.
The owner of the car said he is sure
the damage occurred last Thursday
b use another vehicle was parked
v close to his. But he said he did not
notice the damage until Saturday
because his car is dark and dirty.
Hubcaps stolen
from vehicle
Four hubcaps valued at $240 were
stolen from a vehicle during the
Michigan vs. Purdue football game
Oct. 2, according to DPS reports.
rge vehicle from which the hubcaps
were stolen was parked on Level I of'
the Thompson Street Carport while the
owner attended the game.
- Compiled by Daily News Editor
Jaimfie Winkle:

Gree s to throw alcohol-free

Fida. October 15.1999 -- 3
bash

By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporter
Campus chapters of the Alpha
Sigma Phi fraternity and Alpha Phi
sorority are treating University stu-
dents to an alcohol-free party on
Palmer Field from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
tomorrow.
Organizers said the event was created
to draw attention to changing attitudes
about alcohol use on campus.

"We want to raise awareness about
the issue and to show that we can do
something positive for the community,"
said Alpha Phi member and LSA junior
Sarah Franke, who helped organize the
event.
"In the past the Greek system has
been looked on in a negative way in a
number of areas especially alcohol,"
said Alpha Sigma Phi member Albert
Bell, an Engineering sophomore and

event coordinator. tnide ih e ani esar of
The event falls on the one-year Cantor d
anniversary of the death of University Orgnizeis said they scheduled the
student Courtney Cantor, who died evnt fr his wekend because it
from injuries she sustained atler falling coinuded wi 1 break in the fooiba
from her sixth floor Mary Markley schedule
Residence Hall window. ou can h a good ie without
Cantor was seen drinking at a Ph- alcohol" saTid anterfreirtitv Crtirunih
Delta Theta fraternity party prior to her \ ice Presiden: 1Interna Wttir \na
death But organizers stressed that the i er. uho i a memnei o lpha
date of the event was not planned to Sigma 1'hi and an Lnt.ineenz ei

Ihere will be booths for different
oranAijn, including Student
Aeinsa Drunk Dr'nming and the IFC, to
anser gudents' questions and to sup-
p information about alcohol
Si ,\ Perry -a songwriter for
inmn Muillin . and local bands
R"ilight and Seamour will provide
livi. musi. ntertinment will also
inclIdC a padded jousting game for
partl i pants

I

Unique inRi-courses
still open to students

ALLISON CANTOR/Daly
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School's parking lot, located across the street from
Michigan Stadium, is one of the main lots used by football fans during home
games in the fall for both parking and tailgating.
A2 lots easoegm
day parkingsri

By Kelly O'Connor
Daily Staff Reporter
Ever wanted to leam Turkish belly
dancing, know how to make a dry marti-
ni or how to give a full-body massage
like the pros?
Now you can. The University
Activities Center is sponsoring 13 mini-
courses for University students this fall,
covering subjects from ballroom dancing
to sign language to yoga. And unlike pre-
vious years - this time last year, every
spot was full - there is room for more
students in almost every class.
UAC Executive Chair Abby Adair said
the weekly mini-courses are a great way
for students to explore subjects they
wouldn't find in regular University
courses. And because the classes are not
for er-dit thprm'c no rOe e ~ arn dac
"You're not under an obligation,"
Adair said. "You pay for it and you go
and you get out of it whatever you want,"
The registration deadline is Monday,
but the mini-courses will accept new stu-
dents until all spots are filled. But Adair
advised students to sign up as soon as
possible, although UAC will subtract a
portion of the class fee for every class
latecomers miss.
In recent years, bartending has become
one of the most popular mini-courses,
and this semester the instructor is offer-
ing four sections for the class. Most mini-
courses have one section.
Adair said besides being fun, the bar-
tending class serves a practical purpose.
"You get a certificate at the end that
makes you marketable to get bartending
jobs," she said. "And I think a lot of col-
lege students want to know how to make
different mixed drinks."
Swing dancing also has drawn a crowd
in recent years, Adair said. The course is
unique because students must sign up as
couples and learn dance steps with their
partners.
Engineering junior Ryan Majkrzak
signed up for swing dancing yesterday
evening because he had fun learning
some of the basic steps during the sum-
mer. "It's going to be a good break,'
Majkrzak said. "It's better than spending
the night at the library."
Ann Arbor resident Herman Humes
has been teaching UAC's ballroom danc-

By Robert Gold
Daily Staff Reporter
Six Saturdays each fall, thou-
sands of cars, buses, and vans pile
into the. Ann Arbor Pioneer High
School Parking Lot.
As the lot fills to capacity, drivers
are directed to the adjoining lawns
and Ann Arbor Police Department
officers keep an eye on tailgating
activities.
On Football Saturdays, the
University campus is awash in auto-
mobiles as University alums, fans and
opponents from across the country
travel to Ann Arbor to watch the
Wolverines battle it out on the grid-
iron.
While the main thought on most
fans' minds is the game, officials
representing the University, city and
surrounding agencies need to be pre-
pared for the large influx of automo-
biles into a city already strained for
parking.
University Facilities and Game
Operations Manager Robert
Chaddock said there are nearly 16,000
parking spots in "close proximity" to
Michigan - Stadium, including
University parking services, Athletic
Department parking and non-
University affiliates like Ann Arbor
Golf and Outing located on East
Stadium Boulevard.
Ann Arbor Assistant Parking
Manager Jim Stein said there is gen-
erally not an increase in parking cita-
tions on Football Saturdays except for
"prohibited" tickets - such as park-
ing in a tow away zone or on side-
walks. Stein said the most common
complaints are from city residents
who complain about blocked proper-
ty.
"It's not a majority of people.
Some people just don't care,' Stein
said, referring to ticket recipients.
While crowded streets and crawl-
ing traffic may upset some drivers, a
long standing city ordinance does
provide some relief,
The ordinance gives owners of
private property the right to allow
vehicles to park on their front
lawns during home football
games.
In the 27 years he has been work-
ing for the city, Stein said the ordi-
nance has always been active.

The dire need for parking on
Football Saturdays isn't a new issue. A
set of agreements orchestrated
between the Ann Arbor Public Schools
and the University Regents during the
1950s included parking stipulations.
According to the minutes of an
October 1950 University Board of
Regents, Ann Arbor Public
Schools sold the University a par-
cel of land called Wines Field -
now Elbel Field -- for $115,000.
In return the University sold
roughly 210 acres of land to the
school district for $250,000. This
property became the future site of
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.
One stipulation of the 1950 agree-
ment said when the Ann Arbor High
School vacated its site, "bound by
State, Huron, Thayer, and
Washingtonstreets,' the University
had the option of purchasing the
building.
In 1956, Pioneer was completed
and the University bought the previ-
ous high school for $1.4 million. The
renovated structure became Frieze
Building.
While the University was willing
to part with its land, it was not ready
to lose the needed parking spaces the
land possessed.
Another stipulation placed in the
agreement the public schools were
required to "build and maintain" a
parking lot of at least 20 acres with
the capacity for at least 5,000 cars.
The agreement required the lot to be
open to the public, "at a reasonable
charge", whenever the Michigan
Stadium was in use.
The parking lot policy is still in
effect today.
Calvin Dobbins, Ann Arbor super-
visor of transportation and director
of parking operations said parking
spaces are "utilized on every piece of
the property", including all grassy
areas in front and behind of the
school.
Dobbins said an agreement with
the Athletic Department allows sea-
son ticket holders to buy a season
parking pass.
Dobbins estimates 200 to 300 of
the 5,000 spaces are reserved for
those with season parking passes,
while the rest of the land is offered
on game day.

LSA sophomore Ken Pang shoots pool in the Union yesterday. If he wants to brush
up on his skills he can take a mini-course in pool.

ing mini-course since 1996, and said he's
enjoyed the students he has met during
the years. "It has been great. Turnout has
been awesome and the students are really
enthusiastic," Humes said. "UAC is very
helpful too."
LSA sophomore Linnaea Ebert said she
didn't mind forking over the money for the
swing dancing class she took last year.
"The cost was pretty reasonable for a half-
semester of dance classes; Ebert said.
Registration for UAC classes includes
a small fee to cover the cost of course
instructors and the use of classrooms on
campus. Each semester, S2 of each
University student's tuition goes to UAC
to fund various programs. The cost of
mini-courses is supplemented by a por-
tion of this fee.
Although the cost of UAC courses

ranges from $5 to $90, students are get-
ting a deal compared to similar courses
offered elsewhere, Adair said. "People
are surprised it costs as little as it does'
she said. "Compared to taking private
dance lessons, you're paying a lot less."
UAC offers a slightly different selec-
tion of classes during fall and winter
terms, adding and subtracting courses
based on their popularity. This semester's
schedule includes bartending, CPR,
nutrition, ballroom dancing, bridge,
origami, pool, yoga, belly dancing, mas-
sage, swing dancing and sign language.
Meditation is the 14th class being offered.,
but already has filled up for the semester.
Students can register before Monday
at the Michigan Union Ticket Office.
Late registration is available in the UAC
Office.

What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend

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FIDAY
Q "Grads and Professionals Shabbat
Service and Veggle Potluck,"
Snanned byri h itl .illel . 6-3

p.m.
j "Taiwan Earthquake Charity Fund
Raising Night," Sponsored by
Formosa Chinese Student
Association, Chemistry Building

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