The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 5, 2001- 3
S erupts between
An argument began between two
homeless people off-campus near the
Medical Campus Tuesday evening,
according to Department of Public
Safety reports. The scuffle resulted in
one person pulling out a sword and
threatening to kill the other. No one
was injured in the fight.
The person with the weapon was
arrested on felony assault charges
An East Medical Center carport
valet attendant was assaulted Mon-
day afternoon by an unknown person
not affiliated with the University,
according to DPS reports. The alter-
cation began as a fight over a park-
An investigation was pending.
from West Quad
A person contacted DPS Tuesday
evening to report a missing chair from
West Quad Residence Hall computing
site. The person said that since the
beginning of the year, seven chairs
have been stolen.
was only studying
A Mosher Jordan residence hall
resident reported his roommate
missing Wednesday morning,
according to DPS reports. The stu-
dent said his roommate had been
gone for two days. Officers were able
to locate the student, who was in
He told officers he had been study-
ing when his roommate was looking
during fire alarm
A West Quad resident reported
w $31' stolen from her room Tuesday
evening during a fire alarm, accord-
ing to DPS reports. She and her
roommate are unsure if the door was
locked upon leaving the room.
near Lorch Hall
A trash can fire erupted between
Lorch Hall and the Business School
late Wednesday evening, according to
DPS reports. A five-gallon bucket of
water was used to extinguish the fire,
which was believed to be accidental.
There was no damage to the trash
Two Nextel cellular phones were
stolen from a backpack during the
football game Saturday, DPS reports
state. The backpack was left outside
the victim's vehicle, which was
parked in the University Golf Course
DPS had no suspects.
to stolen cards
A student reported her purse stolen
Monday afternoon, DPS reports state.
The purse contained her wallet, dri-
ver's license and credit cards. Her
credit card company contacted her
and said more than $1,000 had been
charged to her account. '
on new patient
A University Hospital staff member
found marijuana in the possession of a
person who was not a student while
doing inventory in order for the per-
son to enter the University Hospitals
emergency room Tuesday afternoon,
according to DPS reports. The mari-
juana was located in the pants pocket
of the suspect.
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Students use free services
while waiting for Napste r
By Shawn Sion
For The Daily
Free file-sharing sites that have become popular
since Napster Inc. was shut down in February may not
be free for long.
The Recording Industry Association of America brought
suits Wednesday against Music City Networks which oper-
ates file-sharing sites including Kazaa, Grokster and Mor-
pheus, said Jano Cabrera, the communications director for
the RIAA. A suit was also filed against Aimster.com earlier
this year. These suits are being filed for violation of copy-
Music City Networks has not yet released a press
statement and as of now their file servers are still
working and free.
"I use Morpheus now but if none of the servers
remain free I don't think that I would be willing to pay
for any of them," said LSA junior Seher Taufiq.
The possibility of more free sites being shut down is
not a detriment to some students, who said they would
not mind paying for music downloads.
Napster officials have said in a press release that although
they cannot give an exact date or price, the new pay service
will be ready for file sharing by the end of the year. They
expect to have one to two million subscribers within the first
18 months of the launch of their service.
"If I could still get the same selection I would pay a
small fee for Napster but not if the other services
remain free," said Business junior Chris Koranda.
Others said they would pay for Napster even if the
other servers manage to stay free.
"If I could still get the same
selection I would pay a small
fee for Napster but not if
other services remain free. "
- Chris Koranda
Business School junior
"If Napster were really cheap I would pay for it. It's
much faster," said LSA sophomore Kerry Crafton.
"I have a job, I could pay a small monthly fee for the
convenience provided by Napster. Audio Galaxy is just
not as easy to use," said LSA sophomore John Kern.
But for now, students continue to use. free services
until the courts decide whether to shut them down and
until Napster launches their new pay service.
"There is no need to pay for Napster as long as new
servers remain free. They all offer at least the same
stuff and often offer more B-sides and live music," said
LSA freshman Amy Mahony.
Some students even feel the new sites are better.
"The fan-base for new servers are growing exponen-
tially and most people will no longer want or need
Napster," said LSA freshman Erica Nadboy.
Napster has agreed to pay $26 million to settle their
legal problems with music publishers and songwriters.
The company plans to meet with the RIAA on Oct. 10
to discuss the lawsuits, which are still outstanding.
At the sound of the final bell yesterday afternoon, K-5 students at the
Northside Elementary School rush from class heading for buses and parents.
Co-ming Out Week
By Margaret Engoren
For the Daily * ('b1na W~h:-
To the twenty-three '31 E scholars who will be
wearing this pin on the campus this fall
Expect a rainbow-colored campus
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Affairs annually spon-
sors campus events to celebrate Nation-
al Coming Out Week. National Coming
Out Week originated as National Com-
ing Out Day, an event begun during a
march on Washington, D.C., on Oct.
11, 1987. For the last six years, the
week surrounding Oct. 11 has been one
of national recognition for gay rights
This year, the University's National
Coming Out Week is scheduled to
begin tomorrow with the GenderBen-
derRevue: the FOURth Dimension at
the Pierpont Commons on North Cam-
pus. The show includes a number of
new artists and will take place in a new
"We hope to introduce people to the
Office of LGBTA. We want to make
sure they know we are here," said Kelly
Garrett, a coordinator of programs and
student development in the Office of
LGBTA. "The events offer an opportu-
nity to raise awareness and acceptance."
This year's NCOW events include an
open house at the Office of LGBTA on
Tuesday, a National Coming Out Day
Rally Thursday on the Diag, and a
NCOW Social at 3200 Michigan Union
"About 400 people typically partici-
pate in NCOW activities and we are
expecting a good turn-out this year,"
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Tuesday: Open House, Office of
Brian Ho-Yin Cheung
Meagan G. Flynn
Daniel C. Berkenstock
Eric Thomas Carlson
Patrick J. Goleski
Jeffrey E. Harrington
Crystal J. Kornak
Nathan J. Payne
he 1931 Engineering Class of the University of Michigan, celebrating its 70th Reunion, and its Scholarship Selection Committee
are pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the prestigious '31 E Scholarship Awards for 2001/2002. Eighteen of
those shown above are receiving on-going Scholarships having maintained the high level of academic excellence required in
the 2000/2001 year. Five new awards made to those shown above in capital letters. Special significance is accorded Daniel
Bartz, who is a grandson of one of the class members. This is the second time an award has been made to a descendant of a
'31 E Class Member.
The winners will be honored at the annual reunion dinner of the Class of '31 E,
which will be held at the Sheraton Inn the evening of October 12, 2001.
and Transgender Affairs is celebrating
its 30th birthday this year - making it
the oldest university LGBTA office in
This year's GenderBenderRevue is
dedicated to the University's Office of
LGBTA, to commemorate the office's
anniversary. Gender Mosaic, the stu-
dent organization that cosponsors the
event, will honor the office during the
show for its advocacy on behalf of les-
bian, gay, bisexual and transgendered
Other than sponsoring campus-wide
National Coming Out Week activities,
the Office of LGBTA provides support
groups, offers programs, and conducts
research to benefit gay, bisexual, and
The legacy of the Class of '31E is a substantial scholarship fund which
will be lending a hand to deserving engineering students forevermore.
Carroll E. Dietle,
Director for Media Relations
Senate votes to ban
weapons in airports
LANSING (AP) - Legislation
designed to make it harder for some-
one to carry a gun or other dangerous
weapon onto an airplane won unani-
mous approval yesterday in the state
The bill makes it illegal to carry a
dangerous weapon in the "sterile area"
between the scanning machines used
to check passengers and their carry-on
luggage and the door to the plane. It
passed 36-0 and now goes to the
"The rules have changed since Sept.
11" when hijackers using box cutters
and knives took control of four jetlin-
ers loaded with passengers and
crashed them into the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon and a field.in
Pennsylvania, said bill sponsor Sen.
Philip Hoffman (R-Horton).
"We must equip law enforcement
officers with the tools to prevent the use
of dangerous weapons in the airport."
- The bill would outlaw firearms,
explosives, knives, razors, box cutters
or anything considered a "dangerous
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