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2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 30, 2001


City to choose from five
finalists for police chief


Continued from Page 1
city of Ypsilanti, said the most important thing to
him is communication between citizens and the
police force on both a "filter-up" and "filter-down"
"I would look at the community and see if
there are issues that need to be addressed,"
King said: "We need to make sure people
understand our primary role - enforcing
Schebil, a University alum who served as
the Washtenaw County Sheriff until last year,
said he remembers attending the University
and understands some of the problems facing
both students and the community.
"There is a huge difference between feel-
ing safe and being safe," Schebil said. "The
University affects the community and will
continue to - I'd sincerely like to keep a bal-

Mayor John Hieftje said the city is search-
ing for a chief who is very articulate and
understands the needs of the city.
"We want someone who respects the deep quali-
ties and diversity of our city," Hieftje said. "It has
to be someone who recognizes our special quali-
Former Deputy Chief Walter Lunsford has
been serving as interim police chief since Carl
Ent's resignation last January.
After the city hired the Police Executive
Research Forum, an outside organization
dedicated to recruiting applicants, 52 candi-
dates were narrowed down to five finalists,
said Susan Pollay, associate city administra-
Today, the candidates will meet individually with
City Administrator Neil Berlin, who said he hopes
to make a proposal to the City Council by the end
of February.

Bush to tap religious groups for charity
President Bush said yesterday he will tap religious institutions for more chari-
table work, confronting critics who say using public money for such programs
could violate the wall between church and state. "Compassion is the work of a.
nation, not just a government," he said.
Bush established a White House office that would distribute billions of dollars
to religious groups and charities over the next 10 years. The president said such
groups grapple daily with "deep needs and real suffering" in communities, and
deserve a chance to compete for taxpayer money for after-school programs,
prison ministries and drug treatment, among other things.
"Government will never be replaced by charities and community groups,"
Bush said. "Yet when we see social needs in America, my administration
will look first to faith-based programs. ... We will not discriminate against
The president signed two executive orders, one to establish a White House
office of religion-based community initiatives, and the other instructing five Cab-
inet-level agencies to create entities to work with religious groups. Bush said he*
issued the second order to clear barriers "that make private groups hesitant to
work with government."
Leahy to vote against Ashcroft confirnmation
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said yesterday he will
vote against attorney general-designate John Ashcroft as the Senate neared show-
down votes on the contentious nomination and Republicans continued to predict
Ashcroft's confirmation.
The announcement by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the highest ranking of
about a dozen Democrats who have thus far said they will vote against Ashcroft,
came as the judiciary panel scheduled a vote this afternoon on the nomination.
The Senate could vote by the end of the week.
Ashcroft's supporters and foes worked furiously to court the unusually large
number of senators, virtually all of them Democrats, who have yet to declare a
position on the nomination.
Nowhere was the focus more intense than on Wisconsin's two Democratic sen-
ators, Herb Kohl and Russell Feingold. Both serve on the Judiciary Committee,
and neither has said how he will vote. With each party having nine votes on the
committee, a tie is possible - a development that, although it would do little to
block Ashcroft's confirmation, could boost the morale of his foes.

Continued from Page1 t
ly no news of her or her family ... all Friday I was
waiting for news but none came,"Kumar said.
Communication between the effected cities and a
the outside world is difficult due to extensive dam- a
age to area phone lines. t
"A very strange feeling of eeriness, a fear of g
hearing something extremely unpleasant has
gripped most of us. It is difficult to describe v
that fear in words," Kumar said. n
AID began its relief efforts on Friday shortly n
after it received news of the earthquake. The orga- d
nization placed donation jars at Cafe Java, Espresso
Royale Caffe and Ethnic Creations. C
In addition to its collection efforts, AID s
will hold several charity events later this n
Tanvi Parki, another student with family in o
Amedabad, has also been helping with the collec- L
Continued from Page 1
bonuses and $475,000 from athletic apparel con-
tracts and other revenue, Carr's pay will be
$808,000, said Associate Athletic Director for Media
Relations Bruce Madej.
The lowest-paid employee is Bill Martin, who
refused to be paid when appointed to replace Tom
Goss as athletic director last fall. Martin is returning
what would have been a $250,000 salary this year to
the Athletic Department budget, Madej said, but will
accept his pay next year. Goss earned $280,500 in his
final year at the University - the 10th highest salary
on campus.
LSA Dean Shirley Neuman received an increase of
17.8 percent, to $265,000, surpassing Provost Nancy
Cantor to become the University's highest-paid woman.

ion efforts. "We are looking to channel funds to
organizations which are going to work for the long
erm relief measures," Parki said.
The Indian Student Association and Indian
American Student Association have organized
a base on campus. The two groups will be
accepting donations from 3 to 5 p.m. today
hrough Thursday in Room 4302 of the Michi-
gan Union.
Several of the most needed supplies are
warm clothes and blankets, candles, matches,
non-perishable food products and simple
medical supplies such aspirin, soap and ban-
Although the groups do not yet have a final total
on the amount of moley and supplies donated
ince Friday, the support from the University com-
munity has been strong.
"Everyone has been pulling there weight, but
obviously we can do a lot more," LSA freshman
Deven Desai said.
Neuman ranks 17th overall, and Cantor, wli
ranks 19th, will earn $263,670. Pay raises for a
deans are set by Cantor.
Knepp attributed Neuman's raise to the scopei
her job and to Cantor's desire to bring the dear
salary in line with many of her colleagues.
"In her first year here, she really showed leade
ship in our largest college ... that it warranted su<
an increase,' Knepp said.
One of the largest increases among the Univers
ty's 13 executive officers' salaries went to Vice Pres
dent for Development Sue Feagin.
Feagin's 7 percent raise was due to her role in t1
University's upcoming fundraising campaign, which
set to begin next year. "Susan's position during ti
time is going to be quite significant," said Universi
spokeswoman Julie Peterson.
Meanwhile, a 3 percent raise for Omenn was ti

Graduate Employees Organization President Cedric
Deleon, Peri Weingrad, Mark Dilley and Karen Miller
discuss graduate student concerns at a conference
Continued from Page 1.
completed next fall.
Rackham student Karen Miller said she felt that
by enacting the policy, the University wasn't
putting education first.
"We really want the University to prioritize grad-
uate education, all education, over the bottom line
and we feel that this is one of the policies the Uni-
versity is putting out that undermines education,"
Miller said.
GEO Secretary Nick Syrett said he felt the new
policy wouldn't benefit students because it would
give departments an incentive to select less quali-
fied applicants if they were in-state or for another
reason would be paid less.
"You shouldn't be taught by the second best or
the third best," Syrett said.
"You should be taught by the most qualified peo-
ple out there."

lowest among the executive officers. "He wanted to
be in line with what they were able to give everyone
else in the Health System," Peterson said.
Bollinger establishes the salaries for all executive
officers except himself, whose pay increases are
approved by the Board of Regents.
Peterson said the average raises for staff members
and the 2,256 faculty are roughly comparable with
those at universities nationwide. The difference
between faculty and staff increases, Peterson said, is
that many faculty members receive promotions dur-
ing the year while most staff members remain in the
same capacity over several years.
Factors such as generous state appropriations and a
record amount of fundraising revenue combined to
allow modest salary increases, Peterson said. "All the
things that create a healthy financial picture for the
University were in place last year."
Continued from Page 1
Republicans. And often people do
not know who they are voting for."
He added, "it is kind of degrading
for justices to solicit money when
they have to rule on things."
In response to Democratic allega-
tions that the governor is trying to
carve out an overly large sphere of
influence for himself, Steil said,
"that's a false statement because he
is term-limited in two years."
University Vice President for
Government Relations Cynthia
Wilbanks said the governor often
gives hints in the annual address
regarding the higher education bud-
get, which is to be announced by
State Budget Director Janet Phipps
on Feb. 8.
She said the governor's speech
often vaguely describes "the kind of
priorities he has and the amount of
resources he will ask the Legisla-
ture to provide" in the annual bud-
get address.
Sen. John Schwarz (R-Battle
Creek) said he expected the gover-
nor to also mention tax considera-
tions for high-tech industries
coming to Michigan. "He will
remind us all that it's going to be a
tight year budgetwise and we have
to keep a lid on spending."
/jSchwarz said he agreed with the
agovernor that there should be
g ap pointed members of the state's
W education boards and had introduced
a bill to make, similar changes last
- amYo

JAKARTA, Indonesia
Indonesian capital
erupts in violence
Police fired tear gas and warning
shots as thousands of rock-throwing
students stormed the gates of Indone-
sia's parliament yesterday in the largest
protest yet against the country's presi-
Three students were badly beaten by
police as running battles broke out on
the lawns of the heavily guarded legis-
An estimated 10,000 protesters had
marched through the streets demanding
that President Abdurrahman Wahid
quit over two corruption scandals.
Inside the legislature, lawmakers
convened in a closed session to hear
the results of a long-running investiga-
tion into the twin affairs that have
bogged down Wahid's 15-month
"Wahid must resign immediately,"
said student Ijan, who like many
Indonesians only goes by one name.
Bush to address
energy problems
President Bush promised yester-
day to "act boldly and swiftly" to
address the nation's energy problems
and directed Vice President Dick
Cheney to head a task force to devel-
op an energy strategy.
Concerned that California's power
crisis could spread into other states,
Bush said he wanted a plan to
address both short- and long-term

energy problems. He gave no clear;
indication of short-term policies he
might be considering.
"We're very aware ... that the situ-
ation in California is beginning to
affect neighboring states," Bush said
after a meeting with Cheney and
Cabinet members.
Western governors are to confer.
this Friday in Portland, Ore., at a
meeting that also will be attended-
by Energy Secretary Spencer Abra-
Boy mimics MTV;
sets himself on fire
A 13-year-old boy was hospital-
ized with second- and third-degree
burns after mimicking an MTV per-
sonality who set himself on fire
during a stunt show.
Jason Lind was severely burned
Friday night when he and a friend
poured gasoline on his feet and legs
and lit him on fire while imitating a
stunt on MTV's high-rated show
"Jackass," police said. The fire
grew out of control and burned the*
boy's legs and hands before it was
extinguished, officials said.
Jason remained hospitalized yes
terday in critical condition in the
burn unit of Shriner's Hospital for
Children in Boston.
Jason's 14-year-old friend was
arrested Saturday and charged with
reckless endangerment. Police
would not identify the suspect
because he is a juvenile.
- Compiled om Daily wire reports

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