The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 16, 2001- 3
I want it that way
2 students fight
Two subjects got into an argument
Wednesday afternoon at Mary
Markley Residence Hall over the
radio station playing in the dining
room, according to Department of
Public Safety reports. Both subjects
were suspended and sent home by the
dining hall supervisor.
Display stolen from
A Met-RX display was stolen Mon-
day afternoon from the Pierpont Com-
mons, DPS reports state. The
nutritional booster display, valued at
$250, was taken from the McDonalds
restaurant. DPS has no suspects.
Several people reported a subject
screaming obscenities on StaterStreet
late Tuesday evening, DPS reports
state. The subject was running in front
of traffic and harassing pedestrians.
After being read a trespassing viola-
tion, he was escorted from the area.
Bulletin board in
Tisch Hall burned
A bulletin board was set on fire Tues-
*day morning in Tisch Hall, DPS reports
state. The caller reported the fire was
probably set because of an inflammato-
rvarticle tacked to the board.
A custodian reported a stolen fire
extinguisher on Monday afternoon
from the second floor of Seeley House
*on Oxford Road, DPS reports state.
DPS had no suspects.
stolen from CCRB
A Sector watch and Canon camera
were reported stolen Monday evening
from the Central Campus Recreation
Building, according to DPS reports.
.The items had been left unattended in a
workout room. They were taken some-
time on Feb. 8 between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
and have a total value of $550.
Hockey stick hits
person at Yost
A hockey stick hit another person at
Yost Arena early yesterday morning,
PS reports state. After being called
for a penalty, a player threw the hock-
y stick, not intending to hit anyone.
Palm Pilot stolen
from West Hall
A Palm Pilot was reported stolen
from a West Hall office Monday morn-
ing, according to DPS reports. Valued
at $450, it was taken sometime after
*ast Wednesday. DPS had no suspects.
a ecurity cable
ycut on projector
A subject attempted to steal a video
projector from the Frieze Building,
DPS reports state. Officials found the
security cable cut Wednesday morning.
Mllk crates found
..on fire at League
A custodian discovered milk crates
on fire on the Michigan League loading
dock early Wednesday morning, DPS
reports state. The fire was extinguished,
but a wall was blackened by the smoke.
stolen, then found
A caller from the Executive Resi-
77dence on East University Avenue
reported a pair of shoes being stolen
The caller later found the shoes.
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Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys performs with the group before 40,000 fans last night at the Pontiac
Campus variety Show to aid
Mott, eaumont hospitals
By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
For months, more than 100 stu-
dents around campus have been
singing, dancing and working hard,
all in preparation for tomorrow's
"Concept: Culture," the seventh annu-
al extravaganza sponsored and put
together by the Huaren Cultural Asso-
LSA junior Susan Chung, who
helped organize the event, said the
group wants to tie together creativity,
community-building and cross-cultur-
al understanding across campus.
"The purpose of the show is to pre-
serve the culture," said Huaren mem-
ber Mike Lin, an LSA sophomore.
The show, while not as well known
as other cultural events around cam-
pus such as "Encompass," is one of
the biggest events put on by Asian
"Huaren is more distinct to itself.
We're just focused on one culture and
we emphasize it," said Huaren mem-
ber Rollen Lee, an LSA sophomore.
Last year's show at the Power Cen-
ter was seen by more than 700 stu-
dents, and the group is expecting just
as many to show up tomorrow.
Because the Power Center is
unavailable this weekend, the show
will take place at the Michigan The-
ater for the first time, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available today in the Tap
Room of the Michigan Union until 5
p.m. for $8 and tomorrow at the door
There are 12 acts and more than
100 students performing in the show.
Acts include jazz and hip-hop danc-
ing by the Femmes Fatales, a body
workshop - a performance that
praises God through movements -
"The purpose of the
show is to preserve
- Mike Lin
Huaren Cultural Association member
by Maximum Impact, break dancing
by Ground Control and the Chinese
Student Association dance troupe
Chung said there are a variety of
acts in the show because the group
wants to communicate the amount of
ethnic diversity and the changing face
of Chinese culture at the University.
"We wanted to diversify the show
and feature all the Chinese cultures.
from traditional to modern," said
Some of the more traditional danc-
ing is done with coin sticks - wood
en sticks used to make noise - and
colorful ribbons. Glow sticks are used
in more modern performances.
The traditional acts were added to
the show to "represent the younger
and more modern aspect of our cut-
ture,2 said LSA junior Monique Kar-
dou, who helped plan the event.
The groups seen in tomorrow's per-
formances have performed in
"Encompass," and the "Lunar Ball."
All acts were written and directed
by students, who have been working
on the show since last April. Every-
one in the group is excited to see the
"We hope that the audience gets 4
better understanding of their tradi
tions and ethnicity and that they see
how we incorporated it into our mod-
ern lives;' said Kandou.
By John Polley
Daily Staff Reporter
Dance Marathon and Hillel are joining forces tomor-
row to sponsor "Standing Room Only," a campuswide
variety show at the Mendellsohn Theater. The show is
planned to give students an opportunity to showcase
diverse talents, and will benefit charities for the C.S.
Mott and William Beaumont hospitals.
"Not all of these groups have the opportunity to host
their own events," said RC junior Shari Katz, chair of
the Hillel Governing Board. "We wanted to bring them
together in one evening."
The organizers staged a campuswide talent search in
preparation for the event, aiming specifically to expose the
groups to audiences they don't traditionally attract.
"We tried to reach as many different creative parts of
the campus as possible - groups that perform solely
within a group or minority community," said LSA
senior Vikram Sarma, one of the Dance Marathon orga-
nizers. "We're expecting a wide-scale, diverse audi-
The event will be the second largest event Dance
Marathon has sponsored and is the first time the group
has collaborated with Hillel. Performances will vary
from a cappella groups and bands to Irish dance and
martial arts performances, an aspect that organizers
take pride in.
"The show variety will be pretty engaging in itself,"
Despite the attention given to attracting and presenting
talent, the focus of the event remains on the charities the
show will benefit.
The, Mott and Beaumont charities, which will benefit
pediatric rehabilitation, have been a favorite of Dance
Marathon during the past four years. The proceeds will ben-
efit programs such as School Reentry, an organization that
helps children's transition from hospital to school life.
"Our charities are social in nature." Sarma said. "It's
important because insurance doesn't provide funding for
Student volunteers have helped raise additional
money for the pediatric rehabilitation charities by sell-
ing raffle tickets throughout the week. The drawing for
the raffle will be held at Mendellsohn during the event.
Standing Room Only will begin tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
Students can purchase tickets at the door or by calling
the Michigan Union Ticket Office at 763-8587.
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Come hear your peers read from their works.
You'll hear stories, poems, memoirs, you name it,
Each night will feature different writers.
House unlikely to pass
pay raise amendment
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Readings will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Library Building's atrium on each of the
By Louie Melzlish
Daily Staff Reporter
Although the state Senate last week
passed a joint resolution to change the
way top state officials and judges are
awarded pay raises, it seems the amend-
ment will have a more difficult time
passing the House of Representatives.
Sen. Thaddeus McCotter's proposed
constitutional amendment was passed
unanimously by all 34 senators pre-
sent. The resolution was sent to the
House and is now in the hands of the
Oversight and Operations Committee.
McCotter (R-Livonia) said yester-
day that the purpose of his amendment
was "to stop back-door pay raises and
make sure no term-limited member
could get a raise without a hearing and
having to answer to the voters."
The motion would require that pay
raises for the governor, lieutenant
governor, members of the Legisla-
ture and Supreme Court justices be
approved by a majority of the mem-
bers of the House and Senate before
taking effect. To enact a constitu-
tional amendment, voters would also
have to approve the measure.
Under the present system, pay raise
recommendations made by the State
Officers Compensation Commission
take effect unless rejected by two-
thirds of the Legislature.
But some members of the House
committee do not appear as enthusias-
tic as the unanimous vote in the Senate
"My initial reaction to both the Sen-
ate resolution and various proposals in
the House is that we are spending an
awful amount of time trying to fix
something that is not broken," said Rep.
Alexander Lipsey (D-Kalamazoo).
"I don't see any glaring deficien-
Last week the House approved a
resolution to reject the SOCC's latest
recommendations by a vote of 100-6.
- The recommendation called for a 41
percent pay increase.
Since the Senate did not hold a vote
on the matter, the pay raises took
"I would have hoped that they
would have voted on it and then made
suggestions regarding making
changes," Lipsey said.
Rep. Wayne Kuipers (R-Holland)
said he feels the latest recommenda-
tion was too high but that the issue
needs to be explored further.
"Anytime that you are dealing with
a constitutional amendment you have
to do it carefully" he said.
Kuipers said the present system
devised in 1968 was intended to keep
pay raises out of a partisan process and
added that if the amendment McCotter
sponsored becomes the law, "we are
right back to where we started."
McCotter disagreed and said the
SOCC system was designed before
term limits for legislators and the gov-
ernor were introduced.
Responding to criticism that the
Senate passed his proposed amend-
ment without examining the issue
enough, McCotter said, "They had a
five minute debate on rejecting the pay
raise. Didn't they do that too quickly?"
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