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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 19, 2001- 3

Members of
fraternity starea
in residence hall
A Mary Markley Residence Hall
food service manager reported the
disorderly conduct of at least 12 male
fraternity members Wednesday
evening, Department of Public Safety
reports state. The males removed their
pants in the cafeteria and left the
building using the residence hall's
front entrance. Officers were unable to
locate any of the suspects.
Fire thrown from
S. Quad window
A South Quadrangle resident
reported. students throwing burning
items out their window early
Thursday morning, according to
DPS reports. Officers responding
to the scene were unable to find
any suspects,..
Man reports car
trouble after using
hospital valet
A subject parked his Ford Escort
using the Emergency Room valet
service on Monday evening and
returned to find his car with
.mechanical problems, DPS reports.
The man admitted his 1989 vehicle
has had mechanical problems
before, DPS spokeswoman Diane
Brown said.
Money requested
for phony research
Two subjects in the North, Cam-
pus Commons forged a Travel
Advance Request form Tuesday
afternoon, DPS reports state. The
*subjects requested $50,000 for
research in Kingston, Jamaica.
They were unsuccessful in receiv-
ing the money and an investigation
is pending.
'U' staff member
reports car damage
A Kresge Medical Research
staff member found the driver side
door of his vehicle damaged )ate
Monday evening when returning to
the parking lot. DPS reports state.
The damage, which extended to
the rear bumper, appeared to be
the work of a hammer. DPS has no
suspects.
Jeans stolen from
Alice tloyd hail
9,laundry facilities
An Alice Lloyd resident report-
ed a missing pair of jeans on Mon-
day evening, DPS reports state.
She said they had been stolen from
the laundry .when she left them
unattended for 30 minutes. The
jeans were not recovered and the
suspect remains unknown.
Patient reports
harassment during
stay at 'U' hospital

: A patient at University llospitals
reported harassment on Wednesday
evening, DPS reports. The patient
was waiting to meet with a super-
visor. Assistance was provided and
officers were unable to determine
who was harassing the subject.
Brown said.
Subjects found
.,drinking in stands
at Yost Ice Arena
A Yost Ice Arena manager
reported subjects drinking in the
stands Wednesday evening, DPS
reports. Subjects complied with
the manager's request to leave
before the officers arrived, Brown
said.
Conipiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jacquelyn Nixon.

Hideki sees turmoil, success as president

By Cud. Thorsont
Daily Stall Rep rter
Ialfway through his term as Michigan Student
Assembly president. Hideki Tsutsumi has kept a
lower profile on campus than during his highly vis-
ible campaign last spring.
"Oh, Hideki who was running for president ...
what happened to him?" Music School sophomore
Arianna Wadkins asked.
Tsutsumi, who ran as an independent candidate,
said he became known campuswide as "the guy
with the sign."
"Almost everyone has seen me at least once,"
Tsutsumi said.
So far his term has contained turmoil but also
success, MSA Treasurer Siafa I lage said.
"e's someone who is very dedicated to
students and passionate about his job," lage
said. lie commended Tsutsumi in what he has

Student in MSA reflect on Hideki'
accomplishments from last semester

led MSA to accomplish, it
6,000 students to vote in MS
gramming "Affirmative Act
mote affir mative action
campus, and giving more m
groups than MSA ever has b
"I wish that I had more tin
"No matter what, I'm going to t
posted on the LSA course guide
after my term ends."
Online textbook availability fi
of Tsutsumi's campaign platfo
better bus system, which he is
on.
"I find it very rewarding to lot

ncluding getting tion to improve students' lives," Tsutsumi said.
A elections, pro- Several assembly members credited Tsutsumi
ion 102" to pro- for his avid efforts to fulfill his campaign plat-
awareness on forms.
oney to minority "Hie's working really hard on what he said he
efore. would," LSA Rep. Alicia Johnson said.
e," Tsutsumi said. Though he has a strong personality, MSA Vice
ry to get textbooks President Jim Secreto said, Tsutsumi's communica-
s for next fall, even tion skills have been an ongoing problem.
"[nalish as a second language is hard for anyone
6r students was one in that position," Secreto said.
rms, along with a "llis inability to communicate does hurt him
currently working professionally. People at meetings don't respect
him" he added. "They'll walk all over him."
bby the administra- During several MSA meetings, Tsutsumi has
Reduced health

turned the chair over to other. executive boarnd
mnembers when controversial isstAes appeair on th
agenda. Still many members of the assembly' con1-
tinuec to back Tsutsumi.
"He fulfills the position," Ilage said. "The presi-
dent is supposed to be the voice of MSA, and he's
definitely done that."
Rackham Rep. Jessica Curtin is one of Tsitsu-
mi's more vocal adversaries.
"The current executive of IIideki and Jim
Secreto has been a continuous source of attak
and division," Curtin said. "It's functioned to
empower a small, very right-wing minority on
the assembly."
Despite criticism, there are still many supporters
of Tsutsumi and what he has accomplished as
MSA president.
"I think he's done a line job;, said Reeent Dan
I lorning (R-Grand I laven). " lis presentations are
enlightening and enjoyable.
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By Courtney Cdnmmns
Daly Stf"Rpo"r
Known around the world for his con-
ducting skills, School of Music Director
II. Robert Reynolds prepares to take his
final bow later this year as he steps
down from the position he has held
since 1975.
Since joining the University,
Reynolds has inspired nothing short of
excellence.
"I attend all of his concerts %Vithout
exception because they are models of
excellence and inspiring, said Steven
Byess, director of the University Phil-
harmonia.
Reynolds' accomplishments
include serving as conductor of the
Detroit Chamber Winds and as a
lecturer and conductor at interna-
tional conferences of the World
Association of Symphonic Bands
and ensembles in Norway, Belgium,
England and Holland.
I [is success is due in part because "he
knows the pieces well and brings out all
the emotional connotations in them and
brings them to life," said Brian Zator, a
graduate student in the School of Music
and member of the University sympho-
ny band. At the University, Reynolds
conducts the symphony band. the wind
ensemble and the contemporary direc-
tions ensemble.
While he will have many memo-
ries of the University. he said it is
working with the people he will
remember the most.
"Seeing in the faces of the people

"He chooses the most difficult
repertoire for the band and they always
perform well under his baton,"
-Steven Byess
University Philharmonic director

JEFF HURVITZ/Daiy
First year Architecture student Brandon Weidenfeller photographs Angell Hall.
Weidenfeller takes time lapse photography of buildings and sites around A2.
New law to keep
divorced arents
witin 100 miles

that the music we have made togeth-
er touched them deeply that is
what is most memorable," Reynolds
said.
Interaction with students is what he
said he enjoys most. "Being able to
bring aesthetic pearls through music and
into the hearts and souls of the students,
that is my major accolade." Reynolds
said.
Byess said Reynolds leads by exam-
ple.
"Ile chooses the most difficult reper-
toire for the band and they always per-
form well under his baton," Byess said.
Reynolds said he has always had a
love of music but his major goal
throughout his involvement in the music
world has been to upgrade the reputa-
tion of the band genre. "When I started,
bands were playing in parks: now we
have concerts in Carnegie Ilall, which
,was previously unheard of,"he said.
Many students said they have felt the
enthusiasm for music exuded by
Reynolds. "Ile cares about his job and
we can tell when he is working that he
enjoys being there. Ile is having fun up
there and it helps the ensemble have

fun:' Zator said.
Colleagues and students said
Reynolds' method of teachina can
only be described as nurturing as he
helps both students and peers to
thrive in their fortes. "My first
memory of him was when I was
watching one of his rehearsals. le
was doing a difficult piece by Aaron
Copland and one player was having
a difficult time," Byess said. "I saw
Reynolds diffuse a really stressful
situation and work with the student
until he felt comfortable."
Reynolds' decision to retire came as a
shock to;many.
"It's very disappointing that he is
leaving. I feel sorry for students of the
future symphony band who won't get to
work with him," Zator said.
But Reynolds said it is time for hin]
to move on. I remember a quote a
frienl told me: it is better to retire five
years to early than five minutes too late"
Reynolds said.
Reynolds still plans to be
involved in music by conducting in
Detroit and at the University of
Southern California.

LANSING (AP)-Divorced parents
who share joint custody of a child will
now need a judges approval if one par-
ent plans to move the child more than
100 miles away under a measure recent-
ly signed into law by Gov. John Engler.
Under the old law, a court hearing was
required when one parent with joint cus-
tody moved out of Michigan with a
child, even if it was a 10-mile move
across the state line. But parents weren't
required to appear in court if'they moved
within the state, even if that move took
them hundreds of miles away.
Supporters of the law say it will pre-
vent a parent from moving a child away
from the other parent just to be spiteful
and keep children within easy visiting
distance of both parents.
Opponents say the law may face a
challenge in court on constitutional
grounds. They worry it will prevent
domestic violence victims from leaving
abusive spouses, especially in rural
Michigan where a shelter for battered
women and children may be more than
100 miles away. The law allows a judge
to extend the 100-mile limit in cases of
domestic violence.
"If you ask any divorce attorney in
the state of Michigan, the (old) law is
absurd and ridiculous," said GOP state
Sen. Bill Bullard of Highland, who
sponsored the new law amending the
Child Custody Act.
Bullard, a divorce attorney for more
than 25 years, said yesterday he has seen
divorced men and women move across
Michigan with their children merely to
hurt their ex-husband or ex-wife.
But Rep. Charlie LaSata (R-St.

Joseph) says the new law puts too
much of a burden on already over-
worked circuit and family court
judges.
lie pointed out that a court hearing is
now required whenever a divorced par-
ent moves from St. Joseph to Lansing or
to Detroit from Lansing except when
one parent has sole custody or both par-
ents agree on the move.
"This is going to require hundreds of
extra hearings that in many instances
may be unnecessary," said LaSata, an
attorney. "I would much rather have
judges devoting their time to deadbeat
dads and abusive parents."
The new law requires judges, before
approving the move, to consider several
factors, including whether relocating
improves the quality of life for the child
and parent or if the move is intended to
hurt an ex-spouse.
Bullard expects a majority of the
move requests to be approved by a
judge. Requiring the court appearance
allows the judge to adjust the time the
child will spend with each parent to
account for the child living farther away,
he said.
LaSata said the old law served an
important purpose because Michigan
residents leaving the state with children
no longer would fall under the jurisdic-
tion of Michigan courts.
Even though the new law
requires hearings for parents mov-
ing a child out of state if they are
moving more than 100 miles away,
he said the law will leave many out-
of-state moves unscrutinized by a
judge.

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