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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 5, 2000 - 3

R I M E
-mail bomb
reat sent from
rad Library
n unidentified person sent an e-
ail bomb threat from a computer
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Friday morning, according to
epartment of Public Safety
ports.
DPS did not report having any
spects.
an sleeps in
lice Lloyd room
man slept on the floor of a room
Alice Lloyd Residence Hall on
aturday night, according to DPS
ports. The man entered the room
ter the female resident there left
e door unlocked and spent the
ght. He left early Sunday morning,
gaving personal belongings on
hind.
he female student could not
tify the man, officers took his
longings as evidence.
esident reports
ulp spread on
outh Quad door
There are no suspects in an inci-
nt in which "orange pulp" was
read on the outside of a residence
room door Friday evening, DPS
orts state. The resident of the
om reported the incident, which
cured in South Quad Residence
all. A report for malicious destruc-
on was filed.
tudents taken to
PS headquarters
er MIP citation
Four students in Mary Markley
esidence Hall received Minor in
ossession citations late Friday
ight, according to DPS reports. The
tudents were taken to DPS head-
uarters and released.
ire extinguished
fter decorations
ited on door
A pair of suspects were seen light-
g Christmas decorations on fire in
outh Quad Residence Hall early
unday morning, according to DPS
eports.
All fires were extinguished,
neluding a burning papei snowman
anging on a student's door. One
itness said they could identify the
ects. Approximate value of the
amage caused was S20.
o suspects in
ucket seat theft
A pair of leather bucket seats were
tolen from the Art and Architecture
uilding Thursday night, according
o DPS reports. The chairs were
ade by General Motors.
DPS did not report having any
ects.
an found asleep,
asked to leave

A man was found sleeping in the
School of Education building Sun-
day afternoon after an employee in
the building observed the man's legs
sticking out from under mailboxes
he first floor, DPS reports state.
e man, who is believed to be
homeless, was read trespass laws
nd escorted from the building.
Employee reports
husband violated
court order
A University Hospitals employee
reported to DPS that her husband
violated a court-mandated personal
ection order, reports state. A
report was filed for a follow-up
investigation by the Criminal loves-
igative Division.
- Coinpiled by Dailt StuffReporter
David Enders.

SACUA debates seminars, 'U' health care

By Lisa Hoffman
Daily Staff Reporter
Engineering Prof. Bruce Karnopp said he has
watched class size increase from 25 students to
more than 200 and now must turn students ask-
ing for recommendation letters in different direc-
tions because he doesn't know them well enough
to write the letters.
Karnopp, like many other faculty members,
teaches lectures with students numbering well
into the hundreds and said he feels these types of
classes "pervade the undergraduate experience"
at yesterday's Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs meeting at the Fleming
Administration Building.
"In the last five to 10 years, we created experi-
ences in LSA where every freshman and sopho-

more has the opportunity to take a seminar," Uni-
versity Provost Nancy Cantor said. These semi-
nars take large classes and feed into smaller
classes with the same thematic structure, she
added.
SACUA member Rudi Lindner, a history pro-
fessor, raised the concern that the undergraduate
seminars take away from 200 and 300 level class-
es offered to students by drawing professors away
from upper-level undergraduate classes.
"I think it is a wonderful thing," Lindner said.
"But at the same time, it has an effect on the
undergraduates," as the number of students
enrolled in upper-level classes continues to
increase, he said.
Cantor urged concerned faculty members to
speak with individual school or college represen-
tatives because each situation is different.

SACUA members also discussed a letter sent
by the Michigan Student Assembly urging facul-
ty members to post book requirements for classes
on the LSA Bulletin to allow students to pur-
chase books over the Internet for a cheaper price.
"It's an entirely reasonable request," Lindner
said. But he reminded SACUA members that fac-
ulty receive a limited amount of space to write
course descriptions.
In other discussion items, SACUA member
SeonAe Yeo, a nursing professor, delivered an
update on Prescription Drug Workgroup 2002
following the group's four committee meetings.
"We really need to discuss without a consult-
ing company," Yeo said. "Ultimately, the decision
will be what medications will be covered and
what won't."
The group's efforts to save University money

on prescription drugs has resulted in three
options, including keeping health care decisions
as they stand, having the University take over
prescription drug decisions or bring in another
company to regulate what drugs are covered.
"It's like solving an equation when you don't
know the boundary constraints," said SACUA
Secretary John Lehman, a biology professor, "If
you can't identify the cause, you really can't set
the strategies."
"One way to save money is to disallow expen-
sive drugs," Karnopp said, whose wife is current-
ly on an arthritis medication that would cost
S1,500 every month without insurance.
SACUA member Don Deskins, a sociology
professor, questioned who will benefit from these
savings and urged the committee to look at how
the average individual will be affected.

Byrum picks up 6 votes
as recount continues

By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
Recounts for the U.S. House seat in
the nearby 8th District began in Ing-
ham County yesterday in the race
between state Sens. Dianne Byrum (D-
Onondaga) and Mike Rogers (R-
Brighton).
Byrum lost by 160 votes in the Nov.
7 election and requested a recount
after Rogers' win was certified by the
Board of State Canvassers last week.
After the counting ended at 5 p.m.,
the state officially reported that Byrum
had gained six votes with 32 precincts
reporting. At 6:20 p.m. Byrum
spokesman Adam Wright said a new
report showed a seven-vote gain.
Rogers, who has already attended
freshman orientation in Washington,
said that he is not concerned with the
recount and expects to prevail.
Between preparing a staff to move
to Washington and acting as state Sen-
ate majority floor leader Rogers said,
"That's a handful."
The constituents of the 8th Dis-
trict, Rogers said, should not have
to wait for a representative in the
House. "I want to make sure all their
hopes and wishes are fulfilled from the
day I say 'I do,"' he said.
But the Byrum campaign remains
optimistic.

"I want to make sure all their hopes and
wishes are fulfilled from the day I say 'l
do."
- Sen. Mike Rogers
R-Brighton

"I think we have a good chance and
that's why we requested the recount,"
Wright said. "If we picked up just one
vote in every other county," Byrun
would win.
Wright referred to a New Jersey
congressional race recently overturned
for the Democrat with more than 600
votes dividing the candidates after
Election night. "Any recount is a role of
the dice," Wright said.
Inside Michigan Politics Editor
Bill Ballenger also gave an example
of a recount - but this one ended
exactly the same as it had begun. In
a 1990 race for state representative
in Oakland County, the winner
came out ahead by one vote in both
the original and the recount.
"The odds are strongly against" an
overturned election, Ballenger said.
The presidential election in Flori-
da speaks to the unlikelihood of a
Byrum win, Ballenger said. The

votes Vice President Al Gore needs
to overturn Gov. George W. Bush's
win "is even a smaller percentage
than Byrum would need to win," he
said.
If Byrum scares up the votes,
Wright said she would be able to make
the transition easily through a Democ-
rat-led orientation - despite the lost
time. "That is something that we
know is available," he said.
Although Rogers has been con-
tinuing as though he has won, the
delay has caused one problem - he
was unable to draw for office space
along with the other freshmen con-
gressmen.
"The guy's ended up probably in the
boiler room," Ballenger said.
Rogers confirmed somewhat, say-
ing, "I have the worst office on the
Hill."
The recount is expected to be fin-
ished the third week in December.

David Forman, director of the Reform Movement's International Program in
Israel speaks yesterday at Hillel.
Speaker addOesses
role of ews in
Midea.st cnflic

r---

By Susan Luth
Daily Staff Reporter
Muslims and Jews came together
last night in what many said was
one of the most peaceful dialogues
held on campus between the two
groups.
David Forman, director of the
Reform Movement's International
Program in Israel and the founder
of Rabbis for Human Rights, flew
in from Israel to present a speech at
Hillel.
"I was nervous because the last
time I came there was so much ten-
sion. I wouldn't have been surprised
if a fist-fight broke out then," LSA
junior Shoshanna Cohen said. "But
I didn't feel that this time. It was
nice."
The meeting was sponsored by
the Israel Michigan Public Affairs
Committee and the American
Movement for Israel-Hamacshim-
im.
Organizers opened the event to
the community to educate about
issues involving Israelis and Pales-
tinians.
"Obviously there's been a lot of
tension in Ann Arbor regarding
what is going on in the Middle
East," said LSA sophomore Eric
Bukstein, chairman of IMPAC.
"Our goal is to educate the commu-
nity on what's going on."
"If people have concerns they're
more than welcome here. We want
to address those concerns accord-
ingly" he said.
"I like to be informed of every
side of an issue," Rackham student
Nancy Adel-Khalek said, who

voiced strong opposition to For-
man's ideas and word choices dur-
ing the question and answer
period.
Among other ideas presented
in his speech, Forman suggested
that both parties be critical not
only of each other, but also of
themselves.
"Commitment to Israel must not
be determined by the policies of a
particular Israeli government," he
said. "Diaspora Jews must be cer-
tain to see a wider picture than their
own self-portrait."
Diaspora Jews are the ancestors
of Jews banished from Judea by the
Romans during the first millennium
A.D.
Above all, Forman said he want-
ed the audience to be educated.
"Knowledge is the prerequisite
for commitment, spiritual fulfill-
ment and wisdom," he said. "It
also builds credibility when one
wishes to extend his or her influ-
ence, whether it is in the area of
religious rights in Israel for
Reform and Conservative Jews or
whether it be to argue for one
political position or the other."
He furthermore suggested that
more non-lethal weapons be used in
the Middle East, such as tear gas.
But despite his move to encourage
compromise, he did not hesitate to
point out his allegiance.
Speaking for Jews he said, "Israel
is our roots, more than 3,500 years
of our history. It belongs to us. It is
who we are."
"We are a secular state," he said.
"Not an orthodox one. Or at least
not yet."

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