The Michigan Daily -Monday, September 10, 2001- 7A
Right up their alley
Police find less pot in rural Thumb
SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) - Authorities
scoured rural Sanilac County by helicopter and
seized 376 marijuana plants, about one-quarter
the number spotted a decade ago.
"We weren't as busy as we wanted to be, but I
gues's that's good, too, sometimes," said William
Gray, director of the Sanilac County Drug Task
"We're always hoping to find something larg-
er, but the trend we have seen in the last five
years is that growing outdoors is just down dras-
tically for us."
Pilots scanned more than 40 locations over
two days last week in search of marijuana plants,
Gray said. The annual surveillance, called Oper-
ation HEMP, is financed through federal grants.
Task force members included officers from
the Sheriff Department's canine unit and its
detective unit, police officers from Sandusky
and Peck, state police from the Sandusky post
and Department of Natural Resources conserva-
Of the 376 marijuana plants located last week,
366 were found growing in the Minden State
Game Area near Minden City.
"Realistically, if you have 366 plants, you're
not growing it for personal use," Gray said.
"That's to sell; that's for moneymaking profit."
The remaining plants were found in Washing-
ton and Argyle townships.
"In the early '90s, from maybe 1991 to 1996,
we were averaging over 1,300 marijuana plants a
year," Gray told the Times Herald of Port Huron
for a Saturday story. "From '97 and beyond,
we're down to 358 plants a year."
Someone may be charged in the discovery of
the Washington Township plants because they
were growing on private property. But whoever
grew marijuana in the game area likely will
escape prosecution, Gray said.
"A lot of times, because of the location of the
plants and, actually, the lack of direct physical
evidence, it's not likely we'll be able to charge
anyone," he said. "But if you can get the plants,
and remove them from the system, you're doing
The plants will be stored for several weeks to
dry them out, then incinerated.
The Wayne State University Jazz Band plays in an alley near the school in
Detroit this weekend during the 24th annual Daily in the Alley. The even is a
one-day alternative art and music fair held without corporate sponsorship.
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least one person in every house I went
to," Peppard said.
Peppard said she visited 11 houses
Sunday and will visit four more today.
"There was a lot of new information
today. It was really overwhelming," she
Sorority rushees choose the three
houses they would most like to be in by
Sept. 23. Rushees will be told whether
they received a bid the next day.
"At (a fourth) set of parties you visit
only three houses and you are automati-
cally placed on that house's bid list,"
Wendela said. But she added that a
girl's place on a bid list is not guaran-
teed from attending one of the parties.
She said the rules and structure of
Sorority Rush are very strict. During
formal recruitment, girls in houses are
only allowed to talk to the rushees at
scheduled house events.
"The girls will not find out until the
25th what houses their bids were from,"
The rush process established by the
Interfraternity Council is more casual.
"We want guys to see as many hous-
es as they possibly can. And we want
the chapters to find the best guys possi-
ble for their houses," said Fanton.
Fanton said 10 chapters will be host-
ing open houses next Sunday, Tuesday
and Wednesday. He added that incen-
tive rewards are being offered to
rushees if they visit a certain number of
After the open houses conclude there
is a week and a half of fraternity events,
during which the chapters host individ-
ual events that they choose.
"The events are an opportunity for
students to look closer at the chapters
they like," Fanton said.
Unlike sororities, fraternity chapters
do not have to wait until Rush is done
to offer bids to recruits.
"Chapters can be giving bids right
now," Fanton said.
Fanton stressed that Rush is impor-
tant in building towards the bigger
goals of IFC.
"We want to see that chapters get the
guys that best match their own chapter
goals," he said.
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Rudy Serra, president of the
Michigan Democratic Party Les-
bian Gay Caucus, said the debate
over the class last year was politi-
"The regents of the University
are elected and last year was an
election year. This year is not an
election year and that's a pretty
important factor," he said.
Serra said another reason little
objection has been raised to the
class this year is because people
now have a better understanding of
"This may be part of the function
of the education that was done by
the media last year," Serra said.
"Last year the controversy was
raised and this year people aren't
going to fall for the same hysterical
Most of the arguments about
English 317 have been debated out-
side of the classroom, Halperin
"The University and the English
Department were both very sup-
portive," he said. "There was a
political fuss outside the University
but that didn't affect the teaching of
LSA senior Shiseida Hughes said
she registered for the course
because of work she had done in a
"This class just sounded really
interesting, and I didn't let the con-
troversy about it bother me," Hugh-
"I wrote a paper on homosexuali-
ty last year and it really opened my
mind," she said. "I wanted some
more writing experience on the
Serra said he is proud of the Uni-
verity's decision to offer English
317, and that he hopes other depart-
ments like those in the Law School
and the Medical School will soon
open classes that deal with homo-
"It's wonderful that the English
department was the first to have the
courage to teach this kind of class,"
he said. "We need more classes
that address gay issues."
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor) speaks to the campus chapter of the
College Democrats last night. Rivers plans to seek re-electlon next year.
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Now that that market has crashed, he
said, people are giving it up and turning
to law school.
Law School Admission Council
spokesman Ed Haggerty said the
increase in applicants allows law
schools to be more selective.
"This will allow law schools to create
better classes," Haggerty said.
Marcia McDonald, director of admis-
sions for Wayne State University's Law
School, disputed that the credentials of
her school's applicants were any higher
than usual even though applications
were up by 10 percent. McDonald said
Wayne State enrolled 250 new students
instead of its target number of 240.
. The University of Michigan saw a
comparable increase in enrollment for
the second straight year.
The University accepted fewer appli-
cants but still enrolled 361 students, 11
more than its goal of 350.
The University will probably accept
fewer students next year because the
Law School's resources work best with
350 students per class, Lehman skid.
"We for a long time have had many
more talented and interested applicants
than we have space for. The choices our
admissions officers have to make
become that much more difficult every
year;' Lehman said.
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off-year elections that do not
always seem as "sexy" as a presi-
Rivers emphasized the differ-
ences she perceives between Presi-
dent Bush and former Vice
President Al Gore, demonstrating
that, contrary to some expectations,
the two would have made very dif-
"Al Gore would never have stood
by as California was raped by rob-
ber barons in the electric industry.
... Al Gore would never have
walked away from world efforts on
global climate change."
On a more humorous note,
Rivers talked about needing an 11th
commandment in the wake of the
scandals involving fellow Democ-
rats Bill Clinton and Rep. Gary
Condit of California.
"Thou shalt not comfort thy rod
with thy staff,' she said.
Also on hand at the meeting was
former Ann Arbor state Rep. Liz
Brater, who herself faces a contested
Democratic primary in her expected
campaign for the state Senate.
Brater's likely opponents are for-
mer Rep. Mary Schroer of Ann
Arbor and current Rep. John
Hansen of Dexter, whose district
includes North Campus and north-
western Washtenaw County.
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they don't panic unless they know
someone with it," LSA junior
Bersabell Asaye said. "I got the
vaccination before leaving for col-
lege just as a precaution. You
always want to be safe."
Walk-in clinics, run by the
Michigan Visiting Nurses Associa-
tion, offer the vaccine for $75 dol-
lars, which is less than the average
price of $75 to $90 per shot.
Vaccine manufacturers are cur-
rently dealing with a shortage of
single does vials, forcing clinics
and private practices to buy multi-
use vials at a cost of $600 each,
which contain 10 doses and must be
used in a timely fashion.
University Health Service interim
Director Robert Winfield said he
sees no cause for alarm over the
disease, which is characterized by
an inflammation of the brain and
spinal cord linings.
Potential risk factors include liv
ing in close quarters, recent upper
respiratory infection, smoking, lack
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