The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 1, 2001 - 3A
The Office of Equity and Diversity
Services will be commemorating the
achievements of people with disabili-
ties during the Investing in Ability
Week, running from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12.
The weeklong series of events
Monday, Oct. 8: Afi-Tiombe
Kambon will read her writings on cul-
tural and gender identity. The readings
will start at 8 p.m. at the Ark, located
at 316 Main St.
Tuesday, Oct. 9: The Faculty and
Staff Assistance Program will talk
with supervisors and staff on working
effectively with psychiatrically
impaired employees. The discussion
will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in
Suite 18 in Wolverine Tower.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: The origins
of disability rights in Michigan will be
discussed by Lauren J. Thomas of the
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition.
The talk will be held in the Yuri
Kochiyama Lounge in South Quad
from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11: The affects of
court decisions on employees and stu-
dents under the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act will be discussed by
Megan P. Norris in the Kuenzel Room
of the Michigan Union from 10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 12: The James
Neubacher Award and Council for Dis-
ability Concerns Appreciation Awards
will be awarded in honor of those who
have assisted in the acceptance of peo-
ple with disabilities. The awards cere-
mony will take place from 10:30 a.m.
to 12 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room
located in the Michigan League.
All events will be free of charge
and open to the public.
prof. to perform
in music fest
Brave New Works will host a two-
day festival where the works of
Pulitzer Prize winning composer and
School of Music Prof. Leslie Bassett
will be performed.
Saturday: The works performed
will include; "Illuminations for Flute
and Piano," "Love Songs," "Music for
Cello and Piano," "Sounds Remem-
bered" and "Pierrot Songs."
Sunday:. The program. will fea-
ture "Temperaments" and "Fourth
All p rfo rances will begin at 8
p.m. at the Britton Recital Hall locat-
ed in the School of Music. The festi-
val will be open to the public and is
free of charge.
to be honored
The University psychologist Neil
Kafter, who died suddenly in Octo-
ber 1999, will be honored in the
"For the Sake of a Child" confer-
ence on Oct. 6. The keynote speaker
will be Judith Wallerstein, an expert
in the effects of divorce on children.
Several workshops will include top-
ics such as what parents can do to
help children during a divorce, help-
ing a child cope with the death of a
parent and traumatized children of
The conference will be held in East
Hall. Registration is required and can
be done the morning of the confer-
ence or by phone at (734)764-9466.
A $10 donation to the Kalter Memori-
al Fund is recommended.
Economics journalist and former
New York Times Reporter Ann Crit-
tenden will speak on her latest book
entitled, "The Price of Motherhood:
Why the Most Important Job in the
World is Still the Least Valued."
Key points to be discussed from her
book will be the exploitation of moth-
ers, the creation of human capital by
mothers and the amount of money a
mother spends on her child in its life-
A2 businesses lack uniform fake ID policy
By Kay Bhagat
Daily Staff Reponter
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission
recommends that when fake identification is dis-
covered in bars or clubs, the ID should be confis-
cated and legal authorities should be called.
However, in Ann Arbor and Detroit, this policy
is followed to varying degrees.
"We keep all fake IDs and we confiscate up to
,12 licenses a night, depending upon the day of
week," said Faith Wood, general manager at the
Blind Pig on First Street.
Mike Iwaniw, manager of Score Keeper's on
Maynard Street, said his bar is more relaxed in
"If someone does not have a real ID, we will
not admit them inside our bar. However, we do
not take their IDs or call the police," said
"I think that it all depends on the owner; some
are nonchalant because they want more business
or want their friends to come in, while others
check it twice with two different bouncers," said
LSA junior Robert Brown.
Despite the different levels of enforcement,
both bars are complying with the law, said Ann
Arbor Police Department Sgt. Paul Curtis.
"It is not required for bars to call the police if
a false identification is used, but most usually
do," Curtis said.
Sgt. Myron Blackwell added that a mere
police presence often keeps students from using
"Police officers do liquor inspections where
they will go to bars or liquor stores and walk
around as a deterrent in order to stop underage
people from buying alcohol," Blackwell said.
Although Curtis said the AAPD does not fre-
quently receive cases of minors using illegal
identification, those caught trying to use a fake
ID could be charged with a criminal misde-
meanor and require a court date.
While few bars in Ann Arbor have even con-
sidered using bar code scanners to check IDs,
scanners are already fixtures in the Detroit casi-
Greek Town Casino Director of Security Gre-
gory Gaskin said the state police are notified if a
fake ID is used in his casino.
"We scan all photo IDs that have bar codes or
magnetic strips. If not, we punch in the license
numbers of older ones," said Gaskin.
None of the bars currently use such scanners.
"We are considering scanning IDs, because
fake IDs are becoming a bigger problem in soci-
ety," said Scott Greig, manager of the Necto on
The Necto, formally the Nectarine, was sold
last year, after a police investigation involving
liquor law violations and drug sales.
Other clubs feel their current methods are effi-
cient and accurate.
"I'm not sure that we are going to be scanning
LSA junior Andy Pascal checks a student's ID at Rick's American Cafe, which serves alcohol in the
IDs. We are pretty diligent in our efforts to seek
out fake IDs," said Wood.
Kat Schotthoeser, a bartender in Detroit,
echoed Wood's sentiment.
"Nobody seems'to use scanners around here. I
really haven't seen it too much in Detroit, and I
think that there are too many different types of
IDs that need to be checked," said Schotthoeser,
an employee of the Town Pump Tavern.
"I have never seen the police come or an ID
taken away from any bars in Ann Arbor," said
LSA senior Jamila Stanton.
Scholarship named for
victim of terrorist attacks
By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Staff Reporter
The family of Josh Rosenthal, a University alum killed in
the Sept. I1 attacks at the World Trade Center, has established
a memorial scholarship fund in his honor.
Rosenthal graduated with a political science degree from
LSA in 1979 and served on the University's Investment Advi-
sory Committee. He was an investment portfolio manager and
the senior vice president of the firm Fiduciary Trust Company
International, located in the south tower of the Trade Center.
"Josh was an important member of the committee bringing
the global investment perspective to its discussion," said
Robert Kasdin, the University's chief financial officer. At
Fiduciary, Rosenthal handled the portfolios of global stocks.
Kasdin said the committee, which meets semi-annually,
makes recommendations to the University Board of Regents
about possible expenditures. The committee is scheduled to
meet this November in Ann Arbor.
While Rosenthal was at the University, he was the recipient
of the Truman Fellowship and went on to study at the
Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Kasdin said
the fund in his name will be an LSA scholarship.
"Unfortunately the family has not been more specific about
what the fund is going to, but the fund has been established,"
said Judy Malcolm, the director of development for communi-
cation and donor relations.
Malcolm said the Rosenthal Scholarship Fund was the first
memorial fund that a family of someone killed in the Sept. I 1
attacks has established at the University. Rosenthal's mother
Marilynn is a professor of medical sociology at the Universi-
ty's Dearborn campus.
"We haven't decided yet what the scholarship will go
towards," Rosenthal said. "I have to sit down with the Vice
President of Development to decide."
Rosenthal said she has no immediate plans to determine
how the scholarship will be distributed and will be returning
to New York this week for a memorial service for her son.
"We are pleased to attach Josh's name to a scholarship at
the University. He had a very good undergrad experience with
LSA," she said.
Malcolm said she did not know of any other families plan-
ning to establish funds. "It is likely there will be others but no
one has come forward yet," she said.
University alum David Alger, president of Fred Alger Man-
agement Inc.; was also killed in the attacks. Alger also served
on the Investment Advisory Committee with Rosenthal. No
memorial fund has been established yet for Alger, or any other
alumni killed in the attacks.
"I don't think the (Alger) family has decided yet what they
are going to do," said Kathy Okun, associate vice president of
LSA junior Kendra Byrne helps her ferret Lola to a water spout in Nichols
at border i
DETROIT(AP) - In the aftermath
of the terror attacks,. critics of U.S.
immigration policy are talking about
toughening scrutiny of the 350,000
immigrants and 31 million temporary
visitors who enter the country each
A 1996 immigration law called for
a new computerized entry and exit
tracking of all temporary visa holders.
But lawmakers from Michigan and
other states with major international
entry points blocked its implementa-
tion after complaints by business and
In 1999, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-
St. Joseph, helped broker a House-
Senate deal that delayed
implementation of the law for two and
a half years.
The provision requires use of a
computer system that automatically
collects records of all foreigners arriv-
ing and departing from the United
States so it can identify those over-
staying their visas.
The Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service had said it lacked the
money and staff to implement the law,
and Congress failed to appropriate
money to allow it to do so.
"The issues of how you track
entries and exits on our land borders
became a real (political) showstop-
per," said Doris Meissner, INS com-
missioner under President Bill
"That is because nobody has been
able to develop any technology that
works quickly enough to be able to
have people go in and out of the coun-
try in cars in ways that doesn't slow
down the traffic so enormously,"
Now, border delays have become
routine because of increased security
implemented after the attacks on New
York and Washington, D.C.
Senate to approve
airport security bills
LANSING (AP) - Just as Presi-
dent Bush and Gov. John Engler move
to strengthen airport security, the
Michigan Senate is poised this week to
approve bills to make it harder to carry
a weapon into airports.
"We have really circled the wagons
here," said Sen. Philip Hoffman, the
Horton Republican who sponsored the
bills that would prohibit guns between
an airport's metal detector and the
Hoffman said last week's action by
Bush and Engler doesn't affect his leg-
islat.ion, which would prohibit guns,
knives and other dangerous weapons
from certain areas at airports.
"The bills are more pertinent now,"
Hoffman said. "They're crucial to have
a statutory structure in place to enforce
The bills, approved by a Senate
committee last week, would make it
illegal to carry firearms, explosives,
knives, razors or box cutters in an air-
port's "sterile zone." Terrorists report-
edly used knives and box cutters
during the Sept. 11 hijackings of three
Offenders would face a misde-
meanor punishable by up to a year in
prison and a fine of $1,000. A person
who carried a dangerous weapon on a
plane would face a felony punishable
by up to 10 years in prison and a fine
up to S10,000.
A reception will immediately fol-
i low the lecture.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
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