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MSU student
assaulted in
esidence hal
A female resident in Philips
Residence Hall at Michigan State
University was assaulted Sunday morn-
ing when a man entered her unlocked
residence hall room at about 5 a.m.,
while the resident was asleep.
The suspect covered the victims
mouth, pinned her down to her bed and
threatened to kill her if she screamed.
He groped her, punched the left side
ter face and then ran out of her room.
The resident, whose roommate was
away for the weekend, asked a neighbor
for help after the assault
Student dies of
drug overdose
Jonathan Corey Rockwell, ajunor at
the University of Montana was found
dead Friday, on his 26th birthday, in his
ele Snake, Mont. home of an appar-
cnt heroin overdose.
Rockwell's roommate, Ed Zachary,
found Rockwell lying on the bathroom
floor with a hypodermic needle in his
arm. Rockwell died from an overdose
of'black tar heroin and county deputy
coroner Jerry Crego said he most like-
ly died last Wednesday.
Rockwell was a creative writing
major from Pennsylvania. His body
as flown to Pittsburgh for burial.
pamphlets litter
Northwestern U.
Pamphlets titled, "Facts that the
Government and the Media Don't Want
You to Know," authored by Matt Hale,
the white supremacist leader of the
.Qrld Church of the Creator in East
Wria, Ill. were found on cars at
Northwestern University.
The pamphlets claim Jewish con-
spiracies control the media and the U.S.
Northwestern officials said distribu-
tion of such material is illegal because
the campus is "private property."
The outgoing message on Hale's
answering machine admitted to publi-
cizing the material and that the church
0 a successful week of distributing
the pamphlet.
Jordanian King best
man at wedding
King Abdullah of Jordan was the
best man to George Faux, a 1984 alum
of Dartmouth College, at his on-can-
pus wedding Saturday afternoon.
The two were roommates at
rfield Academy in Massachusetts
and remained friends since. Abdullah
arrived with an entourage of about 50
people. This was his second visit to
Datmouth, his first was during Faux's
student years.
Mistake in aid
application could
affect 3.5 million
''he Department of Education
recalled 3.5 million Free Application

for Federal Student Aid forms
Monday because they were printed
vith typos and mistakes in the
-These recalled forms were in the
shipping process to colleges, universi-
ties and high schools, when a Boston
University financial aid administrator
formed the department of the mis-
About 100,000 of those forms were
sent to 61 colleges, which are mostly
cbmmunity and technical schools. But
some were also sent to the University
of Hawaii, the University of Alaska and
Texas A&M University.
Officials from Boston University's
financial aid office said none of the incor-
rect forms were sent to the university.
The correct version of this form is
.~ng reprinted and is scheduled to be
sent out to schools today.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jewel Gopwanifrom U-Wire reports.

EThe chgan Daily - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 3
SO moves swi Nl tl trug ged

By Jeannie Baumann
k til Siti Reporter
The Michigan Student Assmbly
passed two nominations and fise pices
of business in fewer than 30 minutes at
last night's weekly meeting. MSA
President Bram Elias described the
meeting's brevity as "an MSA record."
The assembly unanimously named
Student General Counsel Josh Trapani
to the recently vacated chair of the
Campus Governance Committee. The
nomination came after former SGC
Chair Rory Diamond officially
resigned from the post Friday.
MSA also unanimously approved
LSA senior Mehul Madia. a farmer
assembly member, as election director
for ih, upconing MSA clectin is
cards raise
By Lisa Koivu
Daily Stat'Reporter
Members of University Students
Against Cancer occupied the Diag yes-
terday with thoughts of the estimated
43,000 women who will lose their
lives this year to breast cancer on their
They passed out pink ribbons and
breast self-exam cards on the Diag to
promote a month dedicated to raising
awareness of breast cancer and to
increase knowledge of the disease and
its effects on both men and women.
"We want to get the word out that
breast cancer is a prevalent disease,
and that people need to be tuned in to
their bodies early so that they can be
aware of any illness later on," said
Christie Wiles, an LSA sophomore
and co-chair for USAC's cancer
Breast cancer is the leading cause
of cancer death among women,
according to the National Breast
Cancer Awareness Month organiza-
USAC President Julie Blaszak, an
LSA junior, said college students in
particular are unaware of the potential
for cancer.
"USAC's main goal in handing out
the ribbons and cards is to raise
awareness of breast cancer as a lead-
ing cause of death. It is important
that students understand the disease
and also know ways to prevent it,"
Blaszak said.
This year, USAC also targeted
men in its campaign to raise aware-
Male grot

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MSA C ii''isd C'od, wih protibits
the assemblsy's commiitees ind corn-
missions from conduitine business any
time outside of the fit) ind winter
This amendment to the complied
code arise from the findings of an
investigatise committee, which had
looked into illeged itolations of the
code by Raickham Rcp. Jessica Curtin
and the MSA Piace and Justice
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this resolutisit, presetited by ITrapiti,
tntetaigatice timmittee chir, httped iii
clear up ambiguities
The second sote swas for a resolution
sponsored by the Women's Issues
Commission to create a response to -
shirts sold by two University students
stating "FRESHMAN GIRLS - get
'em while they're skinny." The response
will take the form ofthe NationalYttnttg
Women's Da, of Action Speak Out
tomlorrow. WIC is trsing to create an
aware iless and protest iii the shirts by
enctoira ,ng stutlents to wear plain blue
shirts iriday.v

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gosertinuent to pursue better Iaikiin
tptihtts sr siuetd s TIhle cisersity's
cistituct itl Nitionil City IBank,
swhilh still expire ini Jitne 21)1)1)
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to issut etlled Itir ,i hi hut itittis e in
the till elictitons the items wstttltl
itmpletmet a Sit.25 inctease fuir one aii-
demi1 sear to create an endlowitent
fund for club sports, which stwil be sep-
arate from the general student group

acti ity turd
ihe Iihudeet ,indt Planning
tinmmtittee its traditittnially funded
Iift spttris: esplaitned IC Clheir Glep
Rite, adiing that lie ittmtittt NisA cur-
ccniy urvistdies Ittes tnot sutficiently
titer the teeds tif all club sports.
tl!s NTIlreisurer Suzinne Owen
objected. 'Although e want to help
themts, club spurts is a luxury that stu-
dents take cii themitselses.
LSA Rep. IElIen IFricilman supported
the incltit tihe ititiatise on the bal-
lot, siting it should be a decision for
th' .ntire stutdett budy. "It is not our
lice i say tlhether or not it's a luxury
Iie feetdbck ste et by putting this
t ion on the ballot still say it foi
itself,' she sail.

State warns motorists
of new seat belt laws

tough new seat belt law doesn' take
effect for six months, but that's not
stopping state officials from warn-
ing motorists they'll have to buckle
The new law will allow police to
begin ticketing motorists around
April 1, 2000, solely for not wearing
a seat belt. Right now, police can
give seat belt tickets only when a
motorist is pulled over for another
Michael Dabbs, president of the
Brain Injury Association of
Michigan, said yesterday that he is a

living advertisement for why the
tougher law may save lives. Last
winter, another driver struck Dabbs'
car and sent him spinning off the
highw ay.
His car flipped twice and stopped,
leaving Dabbs hanging upside down
by his seat belt. He needed only a
few stitches for a cut on his hand.
"Literally, I walked to the ambu-
lance," he said. "That's as close as I
ever want to come to a brain injury."
State statistics show that half the
people who died in Michigan car
accidents last year weren't wearing
seat belts.

LSA junior Julie Blaszak pins a pink ribbon on ISA sophomore Collette Dowdy yes-
terday in the Diag as a part of Cancer Awareness Day.

By Elizabeth Kassab
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of the White Ribbon
Campaign are committed to ending
domestic violence against women, but
the group's members are unique - all of
them are men.
"It's a simple yet powerful concept,"
said LSA junior Walter Braunohler, who
founded the campus chapter of the White
Ribbon Campaign. "Men are telling men
to stop it,' he said.
WRC began in Canada and has formed
chapters in the United States and Europe.
It is active year-round but most visible
during the end of November and begin-
ning of December. Men wear white rib-
bons from Nov. 25 - the International
Day for the Eradication of Violence
Against Women - until Dec. 6 --
Canada's National Day for Remembrance
and Action on Violence Against Women.
In 1991, the first year of the White
Ribbon Campaign, an estimated 100,000
Canadian men wore white ribbons. Each
man who wears a white ribbon has made
a promise "never to commit, condone nor
remain silent about violence against
women," according to the group's
Website, wiw whiteribbon.ca.
Since the campaign promotes men

ness. On one side, cards contained
instructions for self breast examina-
tions for women and on the other
side it had directions for testicular
self-exams for men.
Blaszak said USAC believes men
should be knowledgeable about breast
cancer because it can affect the women
they know.
"In past years it would only be
females that would want the infor-
mation and the pink ribbon that we
hand out. Men would shy away from
it, believing that they weren't affect-
ed. But every male has a mother,
grandmother, sister or girlfriend who
could potentially be affected,"
Blaszak said.
Business junior Aditya Gupta said
all men should be aware of breast can-
"If a man doesn't know anything
about breast cancer, he won't know
what to do if his wife or child were to
get the disease," Gupta said.
LSA sophomore student Lauren
Malta said she is glad that students dis-
tribute ribbons and information.
addressing the problems of domestic vio-
lence, women do not hold positions with-
in the organization. LSA senior Manus
Edwards said it is important that men
form the hierarchy of the group.
Women's groups usually tackle the
problem of violence against women, yet
it is the men who commit most of the acts
of violence against women, Braunohler
said. According to the WRC Website,
men are responsible for 98 percent of
sexual assault against women and 90 per-
cent of spousal abuse. Addressing those
who are most likely to harm women is
essential to stopping the problem, he
The WRC Website stresses that not all
men are evil or commit acts of domestic
violence. It stresses that men attacking
women is bad and needs to stop.
Taking attention from women's groups
is not the point of the WRC, said
Braunohler. The WRC is merely a valid
and effective way of combating the prob-
lem of violence against women. The
WRC works in cooperation with
women's organizations, not against them,
organizers said.
The WRC is a non-profit volunteer
organization. It has been officially recog-
nized by Canada since 1994.

"Breast cancer is becomipe a
growing concern, and women must
learn how to take care of them-
selves," Malta said.
Handing out ribbons is an annual
event for USAC, which formed in 1989
and has about 100 members. Not every
member has been personally affected
by cancer
"People in USAC come from all
kinds of backgrounds. We are able to
reach a lot of people," said USAC
Vice President Jennifer DeCapua, an
LSA junior.
Around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, after
five hours of distribution, the nearly
4,000 ribbons and cards had run out.
"People have been very responsive
to us. Not many people say that they
don't want a ribbon," DeCapua said.
USAC runs many other programs
throughout the school year. In
September, the members held a
meal-skip, asking students to donate
their meals in the residence halls to
raise money for equipment that will
be used in the University Cancer
Center at University Hospitals.

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go to counseling for depressions and
abuse," Cooper said.
"And if you don't like your first coun-
selor, go to another Just because that per-
son has a degree doesn't mean they can
help," she added.
In her efforts to share her story and to
spread the importance of her belief that
victims need to find help, Cooper trav-
eled to 26 college campuses last year.
She expects to speak at 30 universities
this year.
The Sexual Assault and Prevention
Awareness Center and the Panhellenic
Association sponsored Cooper's presen-
"We heard of her through the Mid-
West Greek Conference in Chicago,"
said Claire Coughlin, Panhel vice presi-
dent of programming "This is a topic
that should be discussed on this campus."
Cooper's work has not only involved
speaking to students, but also making

available to them a 32-page booklet about
rape. Cooper gave a copy of the booklet to
the Office of Greek Life. She created the
book for the purpose of sharing with oth-
ers professional resources available in
assisting people with depression.
In this book, Cooper also shares poet-
ry that her daughter wrote in her journal
between the time of her rape and suicide.
Cooper said her daughter's words show
the strong emotions that Kristen Cooper
experienced during her depression. To r
create the book, Cooper used her daugh-
ter's journal and Internet research on rape
that her daughter had done before her
In addition to her book, Cooper is
planning on keeping ajournal of person-
al stories from rape survivors she has
She currently teaches piano and guitar
to 30 students in Littleton, Colo., but
plans on leaving her job to concentrate-
on networking with more college cam-
puses and making herself more available -
to more college communities.

Balthazar Korabs photographs were misidentified in yesterday's Daily.
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