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3 vie to replace Daley in Ward V Council seat

Victim receives
electrical shock
A University electrician received an
Actrical shock while fixing wiring in
W basement of Randall Laboratory
on Monday morning, Department of
Public Safety reports state.
The man was treated at University
Hospitals emergency room and
returned to work the next day, DPS
spokeswoman Diane Brown said.
Streets closed
after oil spill
A University waste disposal truck
ke a hydraulic fluid line yesterday
tndring, causing the closure of sev-
eral city intersections as safety crews
cleaned up the spill, Brown said.
The truck was on its way from
the School of Pharmacy to the heavy
gqtpment garage on Kipke Drive, and
left fluid on Church, [Hill and Greene
The incident happened shortly after
*0 a.m. and the intersections were
reopened by 8:15 a.m.
Unidentified man
runs, screams
through Bursley
An unidentified man ran screaming
through hallways in Bursley Residence
Hall early yesterday morning, accord-
i to DPS reports. The man also
sed minor property damage and
attempted to flee when officers arrived
at the scene.
The man was subdued and because
he appeared to be tinder the influence
of drugs or alcohol, he was taken to
University Hospitals emergency room
for evaluation.
Students break,
hrow furniture
from West Quad
A group of students in West Quad
Residence Hall broke and threw fur-
niture on to the roof Tuesday after-
noon, DPS reports state. A janitor in
the building said he could identify sus-
pects in the incident, but the persons
suspected were not present.
Rvo sets of hockey
equipment stolen
from Markley
Two separate sets of hockey equip-
ment were stolen from a female
student's room in Mary Markley Res-
idence Hall on Wednesday night,
a 3rding to DPS reports.
PS has no suspects.
East Quad wall
spray painted
DPS officers investigated a case
of malicious destruction after "peace
sigris" were found painted at various
locations in East Quad Residence Hall
on Wednesday afternoon, reports state.
has no suspects.
IPing pong table
found damaged
A table tennis table in Bursley Resi-
dence Hall was damaged early Thurs-

day morning, DPS reports state. DPS
h no suspects.
Miniature seat
stolen during
UM-State game
A hard-back seat support was stolen
from a woman during the Michigan
versus Michigan State football game
Saturday, DPS reports state.
PS did not report having any sus-
p s.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
David Enders.

By Hanna LoPatin
Daily Staff Reporter
Democrat Elisabeth Daley has chosen not to
run for a fourth term representing Ward V in the
Ann Arbor City Council so she can finish her
master's degrees in public policy and business
at the University. In Daley's wake are three can-
didates eager to step up to the plate.
Democrat Chris Easthope, Republican Todd
Hagopian and Libertarian Larry Purdy are new-
comers to the political arena.
Easthopean attorney, has lived in Ann Arbor
his entire life. "People of my generation need to
start giving back to it," he said.
Hagopian said although he is a Republican
his main objective is to eliminate partisanship
from the City Council. "If I ran as an indepen-
dent and said there should be no parties, I'd
look like a 20-year-old radical," said Hagopian,
who is a part-time student at Eastern Michigan
University and a loan officer at TCF Bank.
Purdy, one of three Libertarians seeking elec-
tion to the City Council, said his party has a wide
appeal. "I really think that in general," Purdy

said, "many people hold Libertarian points of
view, they just don't realize it."
Purdy said the litmus test he uses involves
asking people whether they want bigger govern-
ment in their life. If the answer is "no," Purdy
said he feels he's found an ally. "I'm running in
an attempt to peel away some of the layers of
governmental control that the city ofAnn Arbor
subjects it's residents to," Purdy said.
With urban sprawl taking its place as one of
the biggest issues in Ann Arbor, the candidates
have taken a stand on what they think needs to
be done --and what needs to be left alone.
"If the economy is going to keep going ...
then we're going to have to see the economy
take its course," Hagopian said, adding that he
thinks some areas in the city should be sec-
tioned off but he does not think Ann Arbor's
growth should be limited.
"You can't keep the environment and keep
the economy growing," he said.
Purdy, director of purchasing and estimating
at Wexford Homes, talked about the difficulty
he has trying to build in Ann Arbor.
In Saline, getting a pennit takes seven to 10

working days, he said, while in Ann Arbor the
wait is around seven to 10 months.
"Unless the city really likes what you're
doing," Purdy said. "It's impossible to get any-
thing done at all ... which is really frustrating
when you hear Ann Arbor espouse the need for
affordable housing."
Purdy said he wants to cut property taxes to
create more affordable housing. "The people
who own student housing will be able to pay
less money in property tax and pass that on as
less money for the students," Purdy said.
But Easthope said urban sprawl needs to
stop. "It hurts ecosystems. It hurts the environ-
ment," he said.
To combat urban sprawl and soaring hous-
ing costs, Easthope said lie wants to start
a community land trust. The group would
purchase and renovate existing homes and
sell them at below-market prices. When the
owner sells a house back to the land trust, a
smaller equity would be paid to keep it pcr-
manently affordable.
Then, Easthope said, the city would have
"a permanent stock of affordable housing."

Ann Arbor City Council
Ward V


H agopian


Part four of a four-part series on City Council candidates

Sneak peek
Third-year Rackham student Jeff Anker and fourth-year School of Music student
Ariel Lauren Barnett look at photographs yesterday of Arthur Miller, taken by his
wife, Inge Morath. These images are on display at the Art Museum.
aw cange alows
parental notification

Students rally at Berkeley

By Robert Gold
Daily S taf Reporter

One week after University students rallied in support ofaftir-
mnative action, students at University of California at Berkeley
held a Day ofAction rally yesterday.
Students from University of California at Davis and com-
munity colleges also came to Berkeley in hopes of reversing
the state's ban on affirmative action.
"We're building a new civil rights movement here," said
rally organizer Hoku Jeffrey, a member of the Coalition to
Defend Affirmative Action By Any Means Necessary.
The University of California regents voted in July 1995 to
eliminate the use of race in their admissions process. Sixteen
months later, residents voted to ban affinnative action statewide.
Jeffrey said students on several of UC's nine campuses were
gathering signatures for a petition to support the ban ofaffirmia-
tive action to be delivered to its regents Nov. 16.
Regent William Bagley said he hopes next year to gather
support for eliminating the regents' 1995 decision. The mea-
sure would be symbolic because the state law on affirmative

action would still have to be followed. "We will adhere to (state
law) 209, but let us rid ourselves of this reputation for starting
this damnable movement," Bagley said.
Student government board of directors at Berkeley, called
the Senate, voted last month to co-sponsor the day's events.
The group provided more than $2,100 in funding.
T'he Senate also passed a resolution last month calling for
the reversal of the affirmative action ban.
Not all Senate members were happy with the student gov-
ernment's stance on the rally. Senate member Lauren Bausch
voted against sponsoring the events. She said she was unde-
cided about- whether affirmative action was the best way to
reach diversity on campus. She said she supported providing
fumds after the total amount given was cut almost in half.
Senate member Richard Schulman said he personally
opposes the use of race in admissions but voted in favor of
sponsoring the rally. "I think if we didn't have that, it would
have said to a lot of students we didn't care about them."
Jeffrey said he made the trip to Ann Arbor for last week's
rally, which drew a crowd of more than 2,000.
"I really felt the strength of the movement there,"lie said.
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By Jodie Kaufman
Dai- Staff Reporter

Students around the country and here
at the University may not be able to hide
their drinking habits any longer.
A change in a 25-year-old federal
Family Educational Right to Privacy Act
which shields most of a student record
from public view, means colleges are
now permitted to inform parents when
students tinder the age of 21 violate the
school's drug and alcohol laws.
Combined with stricter drinking-and-
driving laws around the country, it may
be harder for minors to get away with
Early this week, President Clinton
signed the first ever federal drunk driv-
ing standard, which sets the legal blood-
alcohol limit in all states at .08 percent.
Michigan law currently sets .10 as the
legal limit. The change comes as part of
the 2001 Transportation Act, the result of
a three-year battle between Clinton and
the Republican-dominated Congress.
At Duke University, officials are con-
sidering changing their parental notifi-
cation policies. "First-year students who
are caught possessing alcohol on their
second offense get a letter sent home
notifying their parents that their housing
license is in imminent jeopardy due
to their violations," said Sue Wasiolek,
Duke's assistant vice president for stu-
dent affairs.
In addition, Wasiolek said, "first-year
students caught distributing alcohol on
their first offense have their housing
license put in imminent jeopardy and a

letter sent home notifying parents of the
The University of Michigan has no
parental notification policy in the case
of alcohol violations for students living
in residence halls, Office of Student
Conflict Resolution Director Keith Elkin
But "if a minor requires hospitaliza-
tion for alcohol-related causes, parents
will be notified," said Carle Svitil, a sta-
tistical clerk in the Office of Housing.
The Department of Public Safety sends
an officer to the scene of all alcohol-
related incidents to evaluate the situation
and decide if an ambulance is needed.
The Division of Housing takes care of
notifying the parents, DPS spokeswoman
Diane Brown said.
"We as law enforcers do have a legal
obligation to notify parents if the student
is 17 or younger, regardless of if hospi-
talization is necessary," Brown said.
Duke students, on the other hand,
are not punished for alcohol violations
requiring them to go to the hospital.
According to the Duke University health
and safety clause, "if a student needs
medical assistance and gets that atten-
tion and they don't break any other rules
no disciplinary action will be taken,"
Wasiolek said.
But students are required to meet with
an abuse specialist and determine iftreat-
ment or alcohol education classes are
necessary, and those steps may be taken,
Wasiolek said.
Elkin said he does not know of any
plans to change the University of Michi-
gan's current regulations.

access bill1
LANSING (AP) - Ameritech cus-
tomers will have about $5 added to their
November bills as the company rein-
states its monthly access fee and charges
customers for the time the $3.28 fee was
off their bills.
The move to reinstate the fee and
charge customers a prorated amount
retroactive to Oct. 13 comes a short
time after a federal appeals court judge
allowed Ameritech and Verizon, owner
of GTE, to temporarily continue charg-
ing the fee prohibited by a new law.
After November, customers will see
the $3.28 fee regularly appear on their
bills until a full court hearing is held on
its effects.
The fee was taken off bills beginning
in September to follow a provision in the
new state telecommunications law signed
by Gov. John Engler in July, Ameritech
spokesman Mike Barnhart said yester-
Republican state Sen. Mike Rogers of
Brighton, whose amendment to the leg-
islation prohibited the companies from
charging the fee, noted the company's
quick reinstatement of the charge.
"Ameritech moves quicker to collect
money than to fix service," Rogers said,
referring to recent complaints through-
out the Midwest about slow repair ser-
vice and installation. "It's wrong to go
back and re-charge customers."
GTE spokesman John Van Wyke said
that company never took its state access
fee off its bills as executives waited for
the federal courts' decision.
Chicago-based Ameritech and Irving,
Texas-based GTE sued Engler and the
Michigan Public Service Commission
shortly after the legislation was signed,
charging that the law would financially
hurt them.
Verizon has said elimination of its
monthly $3.50 fee would cost the com-
pany $34 million a year.
The cut is expected to cost Ameritech
$157 million a year.
A federal court judge also issued an
injunction blocking the three-year rate
freeze provisions in the telecommunica-
tions law.
Ameritech Michigan handles 5.4 mil-
lion customer phone lines in the state,.
nearly 30 percent more than a decade
ago. It is the main provider of local
phone service in Michigan. Verizon han-
dI 800 000 lines




What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY Chapel, 1236 Washtenaw Court, Baits Dr., North Campus. Free.
Foolish Heads Concert, Sponsored by U Con Ja Nal, Sponsored by Animania,
Michigan League Programming, 10:00 a.m. - midnight, Modern
9:00 p.m., Michigan League Languages Building, 761-8181 SERVICES
Underground, 763-4652 1 "Broadway Saturday," Sponsored
2 Candidate Debates, Sponsored by by Michigan League "Spotlight 0 Campus Information Centers,
T hursdav" 8:30 p.m.. Michigan '.- . . .

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