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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 20, 2000-- 3

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Nader to make campaign stop on campus

Texas student
charged with
harassment
A Texas A&M student was arrested
last week and charged with sending
harassing e-mails. Junior James Fen-
ner Montier confessed to sending
obscene messages to a Maryland
woman via a Website that honored her
murdered 14 year-old daughter, uni-
versity Police Director Bob Wiatt said.
The daughter died in a 1999 car acci-
dent.
Wiatt said two messages were sent
Aug. 8, one that included descriptions
of sexual desires involving the dead
girl's corpse.
The mother contacted university
police the following week and investi-
gators traced one message to Mon-
tier's residential hall room computer,
Wiatt said.
The other message was traced to a
university computer that Montier had
been logged on to at the time the mes-
sage was sent, the director said.
Wiatt said Montier allegedly sent
similar messages to two other mothers
in Indiana and England who had Web-
sites for their departed children, pos-
ing as the Maryland woman.
The student was charged with a
misdemeanor, punishable up to 180
days in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Montier posted $10,000 bail and was
released, Wiatt said.
*San Diego may
can Aztec mascot
Students at San Diego State Univer-
sity may soon have a new mascot. The
school's student government, Associ-
ated Students, is scheduled to vote
next Wednesday whether to approve
the elimination of the university's
"Aztec" mascot and logo. The
*school's Native American Student
Alliance asked the group last week to
get rid of the mascot, deeming it
offensive. AS will hold a forum to
allow university members to voice
their opinion on the issue.
AS was scheduled to vote on the
resolution last week but delayed their
decision, claiming they needed uni-
versity output. The University Senate
and president would likely make the
final decision if AS votes to ban the
"Aztec".
Penn State rally
champions rights
of assault victims
Pennsylvania State University stu-
dents, administrators and others gath-
ered on campus last week to support
Othe victims of a string of residential
hall sexual assaults Sept. 10. Police
charged junior Hung Truong with
entering 13 unlocked residential hall
rooms and assaulting six females.
At the campus rally, many speakers
said sexual assault victims are often
treated as the guilty party. Some rally
members offered ways to make the
campus safer such as offering more
classes to educate men about sexual
violence.
U. Penn expected
to scrap BYOB
University of Pennsylvania's
administration is expected to suggest
to its university council today that the
university drop a year-old policy that
non-minor students could bring their
own six packs of beer to official cam-

pus parties. Officials said the plan,
originally implemented to limit under-
age drinking has proven unenforce-
able.
Under the rule, students could bring
the alcohol to campus parties, drop off
the drink with the bartender and pick
up the drinks during the event. Other
proposed changes include banning
kegs and disallowing student organiza-
tions from using funds to buy alcohol.
-Compiled bi Daili Staif Reporter
Bob Goldfiom U-wire reports.

By Yael Kohen
Daily StaffReporter
Green Party candidate Ralph Nader is focusing
his attention on non-voters and in an effort to get
his message across to students, he is visiting the
University during a visit to campus tomorrow.
Students make up the largest segment of the vot-
ing-age population who don't vote, leading Nader
to focus a great deal of attention in their direction.
In the past few months, the candidate has visited
numerous colleges and universities, Nader spokes-
woman Stacy Malkan said.
Nader is scheduled to visit the Michigan Theater
at 12 p.m. tomorrow accompanied by Michael
Moore, a film-maker and political activist from
Flint, and former television talk-show host Phil
Donahue joining in on the discussion. Doors open
at 11:30 a.m.
"People are protesting the system by not voting,"
Malkan said, adding that Nader is campaigning to

the 50 percent of the population that doesn't vote.
Malkan said Nader's platform speaks to young
voters who have become
somewhat apathetic to the
political process.
Nader's platform includes
same-day voter registration, a
none-of-the-above option on
the ballot, proportional repre-
sentation in government with
more than two major parties in;
the American system, publicly
financed campaigns and the Nader
elimination of corporate con-
tributions.
Referring to Nader's college campus visits, LSA
senior Lee Palmer, a Nader supporter, said "he
actually speaks to students."
Most voters determine who they are going to
vote for during the presidential debates, in which
Nader will not be included, Malkan said.

Nader did not qualify to participate in the debates
because polls did not show he had the 15 percent of
support needed to participate in the debates.
The newly established Student Greens, the cam-
pus group organizing the event, is working to
spread Nader's views throughout the campus and
plans to distribute information around campus.
Student Greens has long-term goals that go
beyond this election year.
"It's about Nader, but it's not just about Nader,"
said Information student Steve Herrick, a member
of the Student Greens.
Herrick said although he doesn't believe Nader
will be elected president in November, he is hoping
for at least 5 percent of the popular vote to qualify
for the Federal Elections Committee matching
funds in the next election cycle. Student Greens
members also are hoping Nader will have "a long
coattail" to enable others Green Party candidates to
be elected such as LSA senior Scott Trudeau, who
is running for a spot on the University Board of

Regents on the Green Party ticket.
Herrick said he hopes supporters and non-sup-
porters come out to the event. For supporters, it's
about getting a chance to hear Nader; for non-sup-
porters it is a chance to learn what he is all about
and maybe throw support his way, he said.
Palmer, also a Student Greens member, said she
was originally an Al Gore supporter but changed
her mind during the summer when she became dis-
illusioned with the political system in which, she
said, Gore has fallen prey.
Some voters say they support Nader's ideals but
they will not cast a ballot for him on Election Day
for fear of strengthening Republican George W.
Bush's electoral hold against Gore.
But Palmer said voting for Nader is about sup-
porting for the person that she wants to see leading
the nation.
"We live in a democracy and when Election Day
comes, we should vote for people who address the
issues important to us;" she said.

Fatal flight

Life Sciences, construction

on agenda for
By Jen Fish
Daily Staff Reporter

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regents

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It's back to business for the University Board of
Regents, as the eight-member board plans to hold its
first meeting of the academic year tomorrow at 1:30
p.m. in the Fleming Administration Building.
The regents are scheduled to discuss a number of
construction and renovation projects, including the
opening of the Life Sciences Institute to competitive
construction bids.

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AP PHOTO
Michigan firefighters look over the wreckage of a 1949 model Piper PA,
which crashed at the Chesaning Airport yesterday. The pilot, Alan Lancaster,
80, of Flint was fatally injured in the accident.
MediaOne expands
telepone services

The regents approved the creation of The Life S
the Life Sciences Institute in May
1999. Construction on the research Institute i
and education complex started earlier
this summer at a site off of Washtenaw to cost at
Avenue, across from Palmer Field.
Construction costs are estimated to Million to
be at least $62 million, with another
S15 million estimated to be spent on equipment and other
costs. More than $200 million has been committed to the
Life Sciences Initiatives, a plan to expand the University's
research and teaching capabilities in the area.
The regents are also scheduled to hear a proposalI
that would approve the construction of a new Science+
Instruction Center Building, as part of the Life Science
complex. The project, which is estimated to cost about+

S36 million to build, is intended to provide teaching
and research space for a number of science programs.
Rounding out the number of new structures intthis
area will be the addition of the Palmer Drive Commons
Building. The S32 million project is planned to house a
number of facilities, including offices for the Central
Power Plant and a satellite office for the Department of
Public Safety.
Other renovation projects that are up for approval are
the Kinesiology Laboratory in the Central Campus
Recreation Building, C.C. Little
ciences and Pharmacy building projects
and the partial demolition of the
s expected North University Building.
These renovation projects, if
least $ 2 approved, will add to a number of
other projects around campus.The
construct history and political science
departments, located in Ha1ven
Hall, have been relocated this term to make way for
construction crews as the building is scheduled to be
under construction until 2002. -
The Regents are facing an especially long agenda
because they did not meet in August, said Regent
Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich).
"It's a long agenda ... but I don't think it will be a
controversial meeting," she said.

By Kristen Beaumont
For the Daily-

Although MediaOne's new local
telephone services are now available to
customers in the Ann Arbor area, most
students at the University are unable to
benefit from the franchise.
MediaOne, which is already the
major cable television provider in Ann
Arbor, is offering telephone services to
16 cities and townships in metropolitan
Detroit, including Ann Arbor. In addi-
tion to lower local telephone rates,
MediaOne advertises local toll calls at
10 cents per minute in comparison to
Ameritech's rates of 12 to 25 cents per
minute.
Ameritech spokesman Michael
Barnhart said his company, which con-
trols most of the Michigan telephone
market, isn't opposed to AT&T-owned
MediaOne moving in.
"Ameritech welcomes all competi-
tion," Barnhart said, noting that
MediaOne typically expands its ser-
vices into more affluent areas. "Howev-
er MediaOne isn't real competition.
They are cherry picking in selected
markets."
Since most students on campus live
in apartment buildings, residence halls
or in other group-living arrangements,
it can be difficult fo'r utility providers,
such as MediaOne, to hook up individ-
ual tenants without running into road-
blocks with property owners.
"We need to get an access agreement
with property owners in order to pro-
vide service to students in those build-
ings," MediaOne Vice President Tim
Collins said.
MediaOne and several Ann Arbor
property management companies are
negotiating agreements.
University Towers property manager
Dena Isley said she met with MediaOne
and is looking over the contract.
"MediaOne has a good package,"

she said. "Anything that will benefit the
students we will do," she said.
Other management companies were
less certain of a possible agreement
with MediaOne.
"Most tenants use Ameritech, but
Campus Rentals doesn't discourage
usage of MediaOne," said Bruce
Dekraker, accounts manager at Cam-
pus Rentals. "I wasn't even aware
MediaOne had telephone service."
Colin Khan, a manager at CMB
Rentals, said he had not spoken to a
representative from MediaOne.
While most University students
won't see the benefits of MediaOne,
other phone customers may be able to
switch their provider. MediaOne is
jumping in at a time when many cus-
tomers, unhappy with service delays
and slow repairs by Ameritech, are
ready for a change.
"We run on a completely separate
network than Ameritech and it's been a
very reliable service," Collins said.
Ameritech officials faced a hearing
before the Michigan Public Service
Commission on Monday to explain
why service calls are being answered
about four to six weeks behind sched-
ule.
Barnhart gave several reasons for
Ameritech's slower service, including a
shortage of repair technicians and
weather delays.
But, Barnhart said, Ameritech is
in the process of implementing a
new plan to accelerate customer
service.
"This customer service problem is a
relatively recent phenomenon. We
expect the announced effort will reme-
dy the situation within the next several
months," Barnhart said.
Improvements announced by
Ameritech include an increase in
spending for customer service and the
offer of credits to customers who have
been without phone service.

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Correction:
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THE CALENDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
EVENTS Lutheran Campus Ministry, 668- Lobby, 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Detroit Project Mass Meeting, 6:00 7622 Safewalk, 936-1000, Shapiro
pm.,i Pero t m ons ule 6: Book Reading by Kent Haruf , 7:00 Library Lobby, 8 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
p.myard.Room, thedp@umich.eduommons Bolep.m., Liberty Borders, 668-7652. Student Mediation Services, 647-
*"Guster VoiceYour ChoiceConcert", Poetry Group, 7:00 p.m., Barnes & 7397, mediation@umich.edu,
4:10 p.m., Palmer Field, Rain Noble, 677-6475 and www.umich.edu/~sdrp
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