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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 5, 2001 - 3

C R I ME

Coupons in the cold

Reed pleads
guilty to assault

Stolen projector
found in ceiling
f Angell Hall
A video projector was reported
stolen Wednesday afternoon from a
room in Angell Hall, according to DPS
reports. The projector was later found
in the ceiling.
Girl returns from
break, finds mold
A student residing in East Quad Res-
idence Hall found mold on the interior
*her room Wednesday evening, DPS
reports state. She had returned from
holiday break to find the fungus. No
further information was given.
Fake money used
to buy medicine
A patient at the Health Center in the
4000 block of Plymouth Road paid for
R rescription with a counterfeit $100
Tuesday afternoon, DPS reports
state. An incident report was filed.
Snow remover
runs into parked
pickup truck
A front-end loader removing snow
from the women's softball field in the
300 block of Hoover Street struck a
ked pickup truck Tuesday morn-
g , DPS reports state. There was no
report of any injuries.
Witness leaves
note after vehicle
hits parked car
A vehicle in the 400 block of
Tonpson Street was struck by anoth-
er vehicle that left the scene Wednes-
day morning, according to DPS
reports.:A witness left a note on the
windshield of the parked vehicle.
A report was filed and no further
information was given.
Subjects break
UG Liregulations
A staff member at the Shapiro
Liergraduate Library encountered
two subjects failing to follow library
rules Wednesday evening, DPS
reports state. The librarian believed
the subjects were not affiliated with
the University. Officers located the
suspects and removed them from the
building. No report was filed.
$220 stolen from
itient's wallet
A patient reported the theft of S220
at the University Hospitals early Tues-
day morning, DPS reports state. The
money was taken from the patient's
wallet. An incident report was filed.
Finger slammed
in gate sends
victim to hospital
0 subject slammed a finger in the
gateat the School of Education late
Wednesday evening, according to DPS
reports. The subject was taken to Uni-
versity Hospitals' emergency room.
Food Services
master key taken

fgm cooler lock
Food Services master keys were
taken by an unknown person Wednes-
day morning from the Michigan
Union, according to DPS reports. The
keys were left in an exterior lock of a
cooler room. DPS has no suspects.
SAB floor buffer
reported missing
Building Services staff member
re-ted a stolen floor buffer Wednes-
day afternoon, according to DPS
reports. The buffer was taken from the
Student Activities Building. An inci-
dent report was filed.
- Compiled v Daib' Staff Reporter
Jacquelvn Nixon.

By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
A former University employee
charged with assaulting a 14-year-old
boy in a Pittsfield Township Park in
September pleaded guilty to two
charges Tuesday.
Brian Reed, a Ypsilanti resident
who served as the University's coordi-
nator of the Student Organization
Account Services, pleaded guilty to
assault with intent to commit criminal
sexual conduct and to accosting a
minor for immoral purposes.
The first charge is a 10-year felony
and the second is a misdemeanor
charge that carries a maximum sen-
tence of one year.
He will be sentenced on Feb. 13.
Eric Gutenberg, the attorney han-

dling the case for the Washtenaw
County Prosecutor's Office confirmed
the plea deal.
"These charges give a certainty of
conviction," he said. In addition, with
these charges, the boy involved in the
incident will not have to testify at the
trial.
Reed was arrested on Sept. 27 when
police found him with the boy at Mon-
tibeller Park. Neither was wearing
clothing. Earlier in the evening Reed
had approached the boy in the video
rental section at the Meijer store on
Carpenter Road.
The boy accepted a ride after Reed
allegedly drove by three times in his
pick-up truck.
Reed, who was employed at the Uni-
versity for two years, was dismissed
Oct. 4.

16-time Nobel
nominee dies

JEFF HURVITZ/Daily
Peter Haartikainer gives out coupon books to people walking by in the cold outside Michigan Book and Supply on South
State Street yesterday.
BirConsid.ering run for
govern-m~h&mor in2002 election

By Andrew Kim
For the Daily

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. David Bonior, the sec-
ond-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House, said he is
considering running for governor of Michigan in 2002
after serving 13 terms in Congress.
"I'm looking at how best I can serve the people of
the state, and one of the options of that is running for
governor," he said yesterday.
Michigan will lose a seat in Congress this year, and
several observers think the Republican-controlled state
Legislature will try to oust Bonior by redrawing his
district. Bonior, who was first
elected to the U.S. House in
1976, denied that is the reason "We're hopin
he is exploring the governor'
race. of communc
"I've been thinking about
this and have talked to people hopefully leas
about this for the last several ,,,
years, quietly," said Bonior, primary."
the House minority whip. "I
haven't made the decision to
do this, but I'm pursuing the Michigan Demr
discussions with political,
labor and business leaders as well as the constituents
whose opinions I respect."
Bonior, of Mount Clemens, said he also has been
talking to other members of his party interested in the
race to replace Gov. John Engler, who was elected in
1990 and cannot run again because of term limits.
Among those Democrats also considering a run are
former Gov. Jim Blanchard and state Sens. Gary Peters
of Bloomfield Township in Oakland County and Alma
Wheeler Smith of Salem Township in Washtenaw
County.
Former U.S. Sen. Donald Riegle of Flint also is
thought to be considering a run, and many Democrats
are encouraging Attorney General Jennifer Granholm
to get in the race.
"We are encouraging all potential candidates to talk
to each other and to find out what's going on with each

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other," said Michigan Democratic Party spokesman
Dennis Denno. "We're hoping open doors of communi-
cation will hopefully lead to no primary and if there is
one, hopefully it's a less contentious one."
The last two gubernatorial races featured crowded
Democratic primaries that divided the party base.
Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger unexpectedly
defeated Larry Owen and Doug Ross in 1998 and for-
mer U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe won a four-way primary
in 1994 that pitted him against Owen, then-state Rep.
Lynn Jondahl and Debbie
Stabenow, who on Tuesday
open doors became Michigan's first
,o *, female U.S. senator.
I an will Bonior said he has not set a
deadline to decide if he's run-
to no ning for governor. He said he
is focusing on whether leaving
the House would hurt Democ-
ratic chances of taking control
- Dennis Denno in the 2002 election and how
cratic Party spokesman best he can work on problems
in the environment, education
and other areas important to him.
"I'm trying to decide in my own mind in what mode
I can do that in - my position as a member of Con-
gress and a leader in Congress or as governor," he said.
Bonior has close ties to labor and was an outspoken
opponent both of the North American Free Trade

Retired University linguistics Prof.
Kenneth Pike, a 16-time Nobel
Peace Prize nominee, passed away
Dec. 31 in Dallas at the age of 88.
Pike served as a faculty member
in the linguistics department for 30
years. Prior to
serving as a pro-z
fessor, Pike
received his doc-
toral degree in
linguistics fromf
the University in<
1942.
His wife, Eve-
lyn, said the couple
enjoyed being a
part of the Univer- Pike
sity community.
"We found that the faculty and
administration were very interested
in discovery, research and helping
young people get involved," said
Evelyn Pike, who noted that her hus-
band was also an avid football fan.
"He enjoyed football and band and
never missed a home game."
His active involvement and contri-
butions to the field of linguistics

along with his dedication to literacy
projects for minorities around the
world brought him numerous awards
and honors. He was nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize 16 consecu-
tive times but never won. lie was
also a recipient of the Templeton
Prize.
While at the University, Pike
actively worked in the linguistics and
English department. At one point,
Pike served simultaneously as a pro-
fessor of linguistics, chairman of the
linguistics department and director
of the English Language Institute.
Pike also co-founded Flounders, a
U-M water polo club for faculty. "He
swam with them three times a week,"
his wife said.
In addition to his contributions to
the University, Pike also was recog-
nized as an international linguistics
scholar. He published more than 20
books and 200 articles.
Pike also was deeply involved in
several organizations, including the
Linguistic Society of America, and
the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
He served as president for both of
these organizations and during his
term expanded the work of the SIL
to more than 50 countries.

Agreement and a trade deal to open China's markets to
U.S. business.
He has a liberal voting record, promoting himself as
a champion of the environment, education and human
rights, but opposes abortion because of his Roman
Catholic faith.
He is considered more liberal than many of the vot-
ers in his suburban/rural district northeast of Detroit,
which includes St. Clair County and parts of Macomb
County. But while Republicans have repeatedly target-
ed his seat, they've not been able to defeat him.

45 children taken*
to hospital after
school bus crash

Miller sues government over
new Social Security numbers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Secre-
tary of State Candice Miller filed a
lawsuit yesterday against the U.S. gov-
ernment over its requirement that
Michigan residents give Social Securi-
ty numbers to get or renew their dri-
ver's licenses.
States are required under the federal
Welfare Reform Act approved by Con-
gress in 1997 to collect Social Security
numbers from licensed drivers to help
track deadbeat parents.
Miller said the requirement, which
took effect in October, violates the pri-
vacy of Michigan's 6.9 million
licensed drivers.
"I will not sit idly by while resi-
dents' privacy is invaded by an intru-
sive, ineffective and unfunded
mandate," Miller said.
Michigan is the only state not com-

plying with the requirement that took
effect in October, said Pam Carter of
the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services.
The state could lose about S900 mil-
lion annually in federal money if it
fails to comply with the requirement.
But Miller said yesterday that the law-
suit will not hurt the state's federal
money.
"There is no imminent danger of
jeopardizing funds to the state," Miller
said about the lawsuit. "I may be reck-
less, but I'm not crazy. I am not going
to put Sl billion at risk."
While the state Family Indepen-
dence Agency is not taking a posi-
tion on the federal lawsuit, agency
spokeswoman Maureen Sorbet says
Social Security numbers are useful
tools in collecting overdue child

support payments from deadbeat
parents.
The Michigan Department of
State's lawsuit against the U.S.
Health and Human Services Depart-
ment comes after the agency rejected
requests from the FIA and Miller to
be exempt from the Social Security
requirement.
Currently in the state, only commer-
cial drivers are required to give their
Social Security numbers when apply-
ing for a Michigan license.
Michigan already has a database
system more efficient and effective
than anoter that would use Social
Security numbers, the lawsuit says.
"There isn't anybody who would
come forward with a Social Security
number who we don't already have in
a database," Miller said.

DETROIT (AP) - A school bus
with 45 children on board skidded
yesterday morning on black ice and
rolled over onto a minivan after a
car in front of the bus veered out of
control, Detroit police spokesman
Glen Wood said.
All of the children were taken to
St. John Hospital as a precaution,
and none were seriously injured,
hospital spokesman Greg Jakub
said.
The two occupants of the mini-
van, John Hunter of Detroit, and his
wife, Charlotte [hunter, were listed
in critical condition, Jakub said.
The bus driver was in temporary
serious condition, he said.
Wood said the bus was traveling
on a city street at 8:30 a.m.
A witness told Detroit television
station WXYZ that volunteers
smashed a window on the bus to
rescue the children and the bus dri-
ver.

In another school bus crash yes-
terday, three people in Monroe
County's Ida Township were injured
about 7 a.m.
The 17-seat bus was headed south
on a township street when a car in
front of it stopped.
As the bus tried to slow down, the
bus hit black ice, clipped the vehi-
cle and went into the northbound
lane, where it struck a pickup truck.
Two of the injured were taken to
Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio,
for injuries.
A hospital spokeswoman said
yesterday that the two were treated
and released.
A third victim was taken to
another Toledo children's hospital
where she was listed in fair condi-
tion late yesterday afternoon.
But Sheriff's Department offi-
cials told The Monroe Evening
News that her injuries were not
believed to be serious.

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