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Speak to me

Students search
for internships

June, Stevens
plead no contest
to fight charges
football players Larry Stevens
d Cato June pleaded no contest
phis week to disturbing the peace
charges for a St. Patrick's Day
brawl at Cava Java on South Uni-
versity Avenue.
Responding officers attempted to
stop the fight by physical means,
and Mace was later used to scatterz
the crowd.
Ann Arbor Police Officer Ed
breslinski arrested Stevens after he
ched a man in the face and
Mle searching for a lost champi-
onship ring, June allegedly shoved
a police officer.
The duo will be sentenced April
19. The charge is punishable by up
to 90 days in jail and a $100 fine.
Chicken stolen
fjom East Quad
Two cases of chicken breasts
were stolen from East Quad Resi-
dence Hall's cafeteria sometime last
weekend, according to Department
of Public Safety reports. DPS has
no suspects and an investigation
was pending.
Subject found
*stroying ticket
A subject in the parking lot in the
900 block of Baits Street was seen
shoving sticks into a ticket dis-
penser at the lot entrance, making it
inoperative on Tuesday afternoon,
DPS reports state. A witness copied
down the license plate of the sub-
j*'s vehicle.
Stolen library
book found in
Ypsilanti store
A stolen book from the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library was.
repovered early Wednesday morn-
Uing,-DPS reports state. An Ypsilanti
r dent said he had purchased the
b at a second-hand store.
-Red, five-string
guitar stolen from
parked vehicle
An electric guitar and case was
stolen Tuesday afternoon from a
p rking lot in the 900 block of
ts Street, according to DPS
-The red Pedulla Rapture five-
string guitar was stolen from a
vehicle. DPS had no suspects.
AAPD investigates
assault at campus
fraternity house
An officer was flagged down in
Oonse to an assault that occurred at
a fraternity house on State Street
early yesterday morning, according to
-DPS reports. The Ann Arbor Police
=Department is handling the investiga-
Employee chips
tooth in West

'uad kitchen
A West Quad Residence Hall
employee chipped her tooth in the
kitchen area Wednesday evening,
according to DPS reports. Medical
treatment was not necessary.
Trash receptacle
fire spotted near
IRegents' Plaza
trash can fire was reported by
the Cube outside of the Fleming
-Building Tuesday afternoon,
according to DPS reports. The fire
appeared to be caused by a ciga-
rette and was out upon arrival.
-- Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
Jacquelyn Nixon.

In his second visit to the University in six months, the Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to reporters following a rally on the Diag
Even wtotWovrns
March Madness stilrigs

By James Restivo
Daily Staff Reporter
For LSA sophomore John Cherian,
finding a summer internship, on top of
studying for exams and writing papers,
has proven to be a hassle.
"I though it would be a lot easier than
this," Cherian said. "I'm having trouble
getting stuff together."
As the end of the semester grows clos-
er, many students on campus are facing
the question of where to work this sum-
mer. Regardless of field of study, the
University offers multiple tools to assist
in the job search. The Career Planning
and Placement Center offers students
multiple resources for finding summer
employment, said Amy Hoag, coordina-
tor of internship resources.
"We are more than happy to assist stu-
dents in their search," Hoag said. "We
have a lot of different systems in place
that connect employers and students."
Hoag said the University offers a data-
base of 1,500 employers that students are
able to peruse through, depending on
varying interests. CP&P also offers
resume assistance and interview training.
Although the majority of employers
are located in Michigan, Hoag said com-
panies in the database come from all
major cities throughout the nation.
"There's a sense that our employers
are very reputable,' she said. "It's a real-
ly nice way for students to meet employ-
ers and find out about opportunities."
Hoag said students need to focus less
on the position and more on the experi-
ence. "The experience is better than the
company name or title," she said. "No
matter what you're doing, you are build-
ing skills."
Cherian said he wants an internship to
help him figure out his future career
plans. "I'm not certain what I want to do
with my life," Cherian said. "If I get
some experience it will help me figure
out what I want to do:'
Although CP&P offers services to all
students, most of the individual colleges

at the University have programs to assist
undergraduates in finding internships.
For students in the College of Engineer-
ing, there is a separate career resource
center. Director Cynthia Redwine said in
addition to offering posted jobs, the cen-
ter also offers assistance on how to retain
employment and internships.
"We work with the students to prepare
them for campus interviews," Redwine
said. "For students living away from
home, we help them with questiQgns
about relocation."
Redwine said the majority of students
are juniors and seniors but she encour-
ages undergraduates to familiarize thern-
selves with the process early in their
college career. "Part of our need is to
market to undergraduate students," Red-
wine said. "The last thing we want is for
them to wait until their senior year"
Engineering junior Mary Beth Bercaw
said that although she plans to get a jqb
on campus this summer, she hopes the
resources on campus will help her in the
future. "I think they could get mote
information out about it," Bercaw said.
"It's so hard to find the company and go
through them."
In addition to resources on campus,
the Internet offers individuals countless
search engines for internships. For most,
students can post their resume browse
through postings.
Hoag couldn't endorse specific sites
but said it would be beneficial to stu-
dents to use multiple resources such as
the Internet. "It is wise to use many df-
ferent tools to find an internship and gt
familiar with opportunities," Hoag said.
"There are a wide variety of internships
that meet the needs of a student at the
For students searching for internships,
Allan Cotrone, director of the Business
School's Office of Career Developmeiit,
offered this advice: "The hardest partis
making it clear in your own mind wh at
you want. Be clear to what you're afver
and what you want in a position, and
you'll be much more secure in getting it."

By Elizabeth Lonick
For the Daily

teams that w
ing these tear
"I went or

Michigan's absence from recent NCAA men's basketball across the na
tournament action is not deterring many students from cele- they waged t
brating. From skipping class to painting toenails in support of The finala
favorite teams, many students find ways to experience the spirit debates acro
and excitement that are unique to March Madness. generate mu
"I always make sure when scheduling for winter term that I "Sometim
don't have Friday classes so that I know I won't have any con- for two, three
flicts come game time" LSA sophomore Josh Liskiewitz said. But not ev
Competing this weekend are the final four: the University of "It gets pr
Maryland, University of Arizona, Duke University and Michi- there is eve
gan State University. The madness will end Monday night in a sophomore J
showdown between the victors of this weekend's semi-finals. "If anythi
"March Madness isn't just about basketball," LSA sopho- because watt
more Wiwin Ng said, "It is a matter of pride that goes beyond and helps ust
just who wins and loses." Doug Sm
Second-year Law student Joe Bernstein shared Ng's feel- Street, said h
ings. March Madn
"Most of the girls that I have dated absolutely hated the "A lot of p
month of March because they felt that I paid more attention to end up stayin
basketball than to them, but you have gotta watch the game, it's University
all that is on TV," he said. "When the tournament is over, I stitions to fol
plead temporary insanity." LSA soph'
Like many students, Bernstein is participating in pools with "paints his t
friends and family members where he attempts to pick the win.
Casino Windsor
anticipates strike

ill come out on top. For students such as Ng, pick-
ans was a long and tedious process.
nline and wrote down the picks from sportscasters
tion," Ng said. "I then figured out statistically who
o win and why, that is how I picked my teams."
outcome of the tournament has sparked heated
ss campus. For some people, the outcome could
ch needed money. For others, it goes deeper.
es it gets really bad and friendships will be cut off
e, sometimes four weeks, Bernstein said.
eryone takes the tournament so seriously.
etty riled up in our hall during games. Sometimes
n trash talk, but no broken friendships," LSA
osh Abe said.
ing, the games bring my friends and I closer
ching them is something that we can do together
to forget about the stresses of school," said Ng.
ith, manager of Scorekeepers bar on Maynard
e notices a significant increase in business during
eople just come in to eat and watch a game, then
g late into the night," Smith said.
students are driven to varying lengths and super-
low the tournament and support their teams.
omore Luke Vermeulen said he has a friend who
oenails to go with whichever team he wants to


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DETROIT (AP) - The company
which manages Casino Windsor has
canceled all hotel reservations and
entertainment booked for the week-
end in anticipation of an employee
strike Sunday morning.
Windsor Casino Ltd., which man-
ages the government-owned gaming
and entertainment complex across the
Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario,
has posted a message on its Web site
warning visitors that the casino might
close Saturday.
Contract negotiations between
Windsor Casino Ltd. and Canadian
Auto Workers Local 444 have stalled
after nearly three months of talks.
The casino's 4,400 union members

are ready to go on strike at 8 a.m.
Sunday, when the current contract
"We opened bargaining in Decem-
ber and have met every day since
January," said Jerry Bastien, area
director for CAW. "We hit a brick
wall eight days ago and our last
meeting was on Monday."
Jim Mundy, spokesman for Casino
Windsor, said there are "significant
philosophical differences" between
management and union representa-
tives in forging a new three-year con-
"Their monetary package is way
short of expectations," Bastien told
the Detroit Free Press.

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Michigan ATM fees
among nations' highest



LANSING (AP) - Banks in Michi-
gan charge higher fees for the use of
their ATMs than every other state but
Ohio, according to a report released yes-
terday by the Public Interest Research
Group in Michigan.
After surveying 14 banks across the
state, researchers found that banks
charged noncustomers an average of
$3.38 in fees, compared to a national
average of $2.86. Bank fees have tripled
since banks began levying surcharges
five years ago, PIRGIM spokeswoman
Megan Owens said.
"Banks are bringing in record profits
and this is where it's coming from, these
nickle-and-dime fees," she said.

Banks stressed that customers using
their own banks aren't charged. Instead,
fees are only levied against noncus-
tomers who use another bank's ATM.
"A surcharge is our incentive to
become our customers," said Bill .Eiler, a
spokesman for Cleveland-based Nation-
al City Corp. "It's kind of like using a
toll road. Our noncustomers have told us
they appreciate that convenience."
Michigan's $3.38 average includes a
surcharge of $1.63 and a foreign fee of
$1.75. Banks levy surcharges against
noncustomers who use their ATMs. A
foreign fee is charged by a bank when
one of their customers uses another
bank's ATM.

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