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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 29, 2000 - 3

Family threatens
to help prisoner
scape hospital
The family of a prisoner receiving
treatment at the University Hospitals
threatened to help the prisoner escape
late Tuesday evening, Department of
Public Safety reports state.
Hospital security advised DPS that
the prisoner, escorted by two correc-
.tions officers, had a history of escap-
ing from other institutions.
DPS reported that there were no
blems and the family members
ere located in the area.
Man injures foot
on bathroom tile
A male student injured his oot on a
bathroom tie early Tuesday morning
in a fourth-floor restroom of Bursley
Mall, DPS reports state.
oman reports
empty refrigerator
Numerous food items were report-
ed stolen Tuesday afternoon from a
refrigerator in the School of Dentistry
on North University Avenue, DPS
reports state.
The caller said she did not want to
press charges after making sure some-
one else did not simply clean old food
t of the refrigerator.
ire extinguished
in garbage can
A trash can caught on fire Tuesday
afternoon in the North Campus Pier-
pont Commons, DPS reports state.
.A fire extinguisher was used to put
out the fire and no damage was report-
ed.
ylenol 4 tablets
reported stolen
Tablets of Tylenol 4 were reported
nmissing early Wednesday morning
from the Cancer and Geriatrics Center
at the University Hospitals, DPS
reports state.
The incident remains under investi-
gation.
hicle struck in
Hill Street carport
A University vehicle was struck by
a car attempting to park on the first
level of the Hill Street carport
ednesday morning, DPS reports
state.
All parties were contacted and pro-
vided report numbers, DPS reports
e.
Student receives
harassing e-mails
A student reported receiving several
harassing e-mails late Wednesday
night, DPS reports state.
The victim stated that the e-mails
were sent from a former stalker.
-The incident remains under investi-
ation.
urniture trashed
in Mary Markley
°Members of a fraternity allegedly

cidstroyed and vandalized pieces of
fui-niture in Mary Markley Residence
Hall early yesterday morning, DPS
reports state.
Reports included destruction of a
sh can, newspaper stand, water
ntain and bulletin board and van-
dalism of a door.
The incident remains under investi-
ation.
Vomiting student
cited for drinking
A student was found sleeping and
vomiting on the grass outside the
Mary Markley Residence Hall early
*terday morning, DPS reports state.
Medical assistance was not request-
ed but the student was arrested on
minor in possession of alcohol
charges. The subject was later cited
,Wntd released.
- Comupiled h Dctili' Stuff/Rep erwi
C'aitlin Nish.

jWeek focuses on controlling violence

By Arielle Harris
For the Daily
Hoping to promote awareness for topics
such as verbal, physical and passive violence,
the youth organization Victory Over Violence
will hold a series of events at the University
throughout next week.
The group was invited to campus by the
University chapter of Soka Gakkai Interna-
tional and was endorsed by the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly.
"We wanted to open up the 21st Century on
a high note and felt that this would be a great
opportunity to foster human rights through
awareness of the causes and effects of vio-
lence," said Masakazu Sueda, a member of
the University's chapter of Soka Gakkai.
The Youth Peace Committee of Soka
Gakkai's U.S. chapter created Victory Over

Violence week in August of 1999.
Soka Gakkai was first established in Japan
in 1930 and was internationally established
in 1975. The group now exists in 168 coun-
tries.
Led by peace activist Daisaku Ikeda, Soka
Gakkai is based on Buddhist traditions of pro-
moting peace, culture and respect for all liv-
ing beings.
"Our main philosophy at (Soka Gakkai
International) is called Human Revolution,
which is to change ourselves from within, in
order to change our environment and this phi-
losophy is incorporated into Victory Over
Violence. Each human being is precious and
has infinite potential," Sueda said.
Victory Over Violence Week was declared
by both the United Nations and Ann Arbor

"Each human being is precious and has infinite
potential."
- Masakazu Sueda
Soka Gakkai member

The events will focus on educating youth
using various methods to help them under-
stand, recognize and eliminate all forms of
violence, both physical and verbal, Victory
Over Violence Week co-Chair Linda Brooks
said.
Many of the events in the upcoming week
will be utilizing open conversation and a
question and answer approach to confront the
issues of physical, verbal and passive vio-
lence.
A panel discussion, scheduled for Thurs-

day, will be led by Elaine Eason-Steele, co-
founder of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Insti-
tute for Self Development and Grace Boggs, a
first-generation Chinese American who has
been a speaker, writer and activist in the
African American community for more than
55 years.
The week will finish off next Saturday with
a cultural celebration featuring jazz perfor-
mances by artists including Ernestine Ander-
son, Mike Clark and Nestor Torres, and
Buster Williams.

Mayor Ingrid Sheldon to
first week of October.

take place in the

A barrel of fun

U. Penn professors speak
about women and gender

By Karen Schwartz
bor the Daily

University of Pennsylvania Prof.
Kathryn Edin found her dissertation
topic by accident.
Talking to four welfare recipients in
the basement of a Chicago church,
Edin remembers one woman telling
her, "There's a lot of month left at the
end of the money."
That message stuck with Edin and
made her realize that people's econom-
ic situations and the research reported
about them just didn't match.
Since then, Edin has been working
with low-income individuals to con-
duct qualitative research on the bottom
five percent of the economic distribu-
tion and their relationships within the
family.
Edin and colleague, Prof. Paula
England spoke yesterday at the Rack-
ham Graduate School to explore gen-
der, power and love in male-female
relationships from both qualitative
and quantitative perspectives to show
how the two methods could be com-

bined.
Edin said the common approach to
the topic ignores the extremes.
"Theories and policy are developed
for the whole population, which is
dominated by the middle class," she
said. "They forget that people at the
extremes aren't like everybody else."
Edin says herresearch is instead
based on case studies, allowing- her to
examine the lives of the type of people
who are often missed.
While Edin said her research starts
with interviews and conversations to
see how and if people fit theories, Eng-
land's quantitative research starts with
a theory and then tests it.
"We're comparing what we've
learned from two different kinds of
research," England said. "We came
today to talk about how to understand
what's going on in the American fami-
ly."
By looking at money as a source of'
control and power, England said she
found the person bringing the money
to the relationship holds the power

because it is something that could be
revoked.
"You can push harder in the bargain-
ing if you are self-stable," she said.
Abigail Steward, director of the
Institute for Research on Women ahd
Gender, said she thought it was beneti-
cial to discuss the issue using both
quantitative and qualitative analysis.
"These issues as a whole are things
ordinary citizens need to consider. It's
important to ask 'what's being left out
here' and not just see one perspective."
The discussion was one of the
events in a four-part series explorig
research of gender, work and family.
The next lecture is scheduled to take
place Oct. 12, from 4-5:30 at the samie
location.
The series is sponsored by the Rack-
ham Interdisciplinary Seminars of the
Rackham Graduate School, the Insti-
tute for Research on Women and Gen-
der and the Institute for Social
Research together with the Program in
Women's Studies and the Center for
Afiroamerican and African Studies.

Netanyahu tells Michigan

CARREL MC( LL .
LSA sophomores Nick Juhle and Atishay Chopra work together to get a keg
of beer up their porch steps yesterday afternoon.
Ford to let CUstoers
choose vehile S

audience heg
BENTON HARBOR (AP) - Former Israeli Prime Min-
ister Benjamin Netanyahu, cleared of criminal charges in a
corruption probe, says he had expected vindication because
he "got a bum rap."
Netanyahu made the comment in Benton Harbor on
Wednesday, shortly after Israel's attorney general said he
was refusing to prosecute the ex-leader.+
Netanyahu, who led Israel in 1996-99, addressed 1,200
people at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan in
Benton Harbor.
After the speech, an audience member asked if he had
expected to be cleared.
"Yes, because I got a bum rap," he replied.
Netanyahu avoided talk about his future.
While introducing Netanyahu at Lake Michigan College,
economic club President Michael Cook said polls show ;
Netanyahu would beat Prime Minister Ehud Barak if the 1
election were held today.

- -.d

t a bum rap'
"If I run," Netanyahu interrupted. Barak beat Netanyahu
in a 1999 election.
His speech dealt with freedom, democracy and a techno-
logical age that he said would benefit both, The Herald Pal-
ladium of St. Joseph reported.
"I think most of the world is moving from dictatorship to
democracv, lie said. "Satellites, the Internet and the spread
of technology" are bringing it even to Iran and China.
"Where you have information, you have choice,"ihe said.
On Wednesday, Israeli Attorney General Elyakim Rubin-
stein rejected a police recommendation to put Netanyahu on
trial for allegedly conspiring with a government contractor
in a kickback scheme, illegally keeping gifts and obstruct-
ing justice.
Rubinstein ruled that there was insufticient evidence to
assure a conviction, but he sharply criticized Netanyahu's
behavior in office, saying that it "had an element of ugh-
ness."

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor
Co. said yesterday it will let cus-
tomners decide whether the next ver-
sion of its Explorer sport utility
vehicle rides on Firestone tires.
The move comes as both compa-
nies' images have been battered by a
recall of 6.5 million tires, most of
them installed as standard equipment
on Explorers, which have been
linked to at least 101 deaths and
more t han 400 injuries.
Soni Ford dealers are already
r~orting that some buyers are
unwilling to accept Explorers with
Firestone tires.
Ford has lined up Michelin as a
suppl ier and is in talks with
Goodyear, Ford spokeswoman Della
DiPietro said. The moves put more
distance between Ford's flagship
product and Nashville, Tenn.-based
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., which
had been the sole supplier of Explor-
er tires.
A Bridgestone/Firestone spokes-
woman said the tire maker would
provide 70 percent of the Explorer
tire production when the vehicle
launches early next year, with
Michelin handling the other 30 per-
cent.
DiPietro disputed Bridgestone/Fire-
stone's assertion, saying the breakdown
was completely up to customers.
DiiPietro said Michelins would be
available for customers when the
SUV hits dealerships.
She said the automaker had decid-

ed to use Michelin as a supplier for
the 2002 Explorer and Mercury
Mountaineer we Cll before the Aug. 9
recall.
Dealers and customers Nw1ho place
orders will be able to specify the
type of tires, but it's not clear how
the choice will be handled for vehi-
cles sitting on dealer lots.
DiPietro declined to speculate on
how many tires each company will
Prov idte.
She said Ford had asked the tire
makers to be flexible with their pro-
duction.
"'hat «ill be a marketplace deci-
sion.' she said.
While automakers often offer cus-
tomers a choice of tire sizes for a
vehicle, it's rare for them to offer a
choice of tire brands in the same
size.
DiPietro said the automaker would
consider making similar options
available on other vehicles over the
next three years.
Bridgestone Firestone has said
that problems with its Firestone ATX
and Wilderness AT tires are largely
confined to quality-control issues at
its Decatur, Ill., plant.
But documents from a lawsuit in
Georgia showed that between 1990
and 1995, Firestone customers
complained about tread separations
in tires made at the company's Wil=
son, N.C., factory more often than
in tires made at other Firestone
plants.

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