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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 30, 2001- 3

SAPAC director to be appointed shortly

Man discovered
viewing porn is
removed from Ugli
A man was seen looking at pornog-
raphy on a computer at the Shapiro
Undergraduate Library on Thursday
afternoon, according to Department of
Public Safety reports. The man was
also trying to entice students to inter-
act with him while viewing the
images. Officers located the man and
removed him from the building.
Men enter room,
steal purse
A student in South Quad Residence
Hall awoke Thursday afternoon to find
two unknown men in her room, accord-
ing to DPS reports. The men took her
denim purse and fled the scene.
DPS was unable to locate the sus-
Lunch bag stolen
from office
A College of Pharmacy employee's
lunch bag was stolen from his office
about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according
to DPS reports. His boss said he saw a
man coming from the area near the
office. The man is in his early 20s and
was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
Drunk driver hits
sign, goes to jail
A vehicle driving on the 1300 block
of East Ann Street early Friday morn-
ing was spotted leaving the roadway
and striking a sign, DPS reports state.
Officers located the vehicle at about 2
a.m. and the driver was arrested for
driving under the influence. The dri-
ver was taken1 to jail and was released
at 4:30 a.m. oh bond.
Peeping Tom
spotted in MoJo
A student in Mosher-Jordan Resi-
dence Hall said.a large man was seen
in the women's restroom on the fourth
floor Friday afternoon, according to
DPS reports. She said she heard a
scream coming from the restroom,
which is directly across the hall from
her room. An officer met with the vic-
tim and the resident. DPS was investi-
gating the incident.
Jacket stolen
from CCRB
A student's jacket was stolen after
he left it unattended in a Central Cam-
pus Recreation Building locker room
Friday afternoon, DPS reports state.
He said he left the jacket hanging for
an hour and a half in the locker room
because it was too big to fit into a
locker. The jacket, valued at $200, and
$20 cash from the pockets were taken.
DPS had no suspects.
Women begs for
money in Union
An employee of an office in the
Michigan Union reported that a men-
tally ill woman entered their office
Friday morning, DPS reports state.
The woman claimed she worked for
West Quad's Cambridge House but
was asking the staff in the office for
money and housing. She was not
threatening to the employees but
refused to leave.
DPS officers located the woman
and removed her from the building.
People attempt
to enter vehicle

A person said he saw two people
trying to break into a black Honda
outside Bursley Residence Hall early
Sunday morning, according to DPS
reports. He yelled out the window and
the suspects fled the scene and ran
toward the Pierpont Commons.
Resident
threatened by
Instant Message
A South Quad resident reported a
threatening instant message Friday
afternoon, according to DPS reports.
An officer took a statement from the
student.
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jacquelyn Nixon.

By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily StaffReporter
The Sexual Assault and Prevention Center
hopes to finish its national search for a new
director in about one month.
Latresa Wiley has been filling the posi-
tion in an interim capacity since former
director Virginia Chitanda left the position
in January to take a job with the Internation-
al Human Rights Law Group in Washington.
SAPAC's director is in charge of develop-
ing plans and policies, coordinating programs
workshops and surveys, referring con-
stituents to community agencies and main-
taining a healthy relationship with University
offices such as Counseling and Psychological
Services, the Department of Public Safety
and the Office of Student Conflict Resolu-
tion.

Kathleen Donohoe, head of the search
committee and director of the Sexual Harass-
ment Policy Office, said the committee is
looking for a person who can multi-manage.
"It requires someone who has a clear
understanding of the issues of sexual
assault," Donohoe said.
The Division of Student Affairs selected
the committee earlier this semester, Donohoe
said. Undergraduates, graduate students, rep-
resentatives from University Housing, CAPS,
Greek Life, DPS, resident education, profes-
sors and a nurse from the University Hospi-
tals make up the conimittee.
"We tried to make sure we were touching
each constituency," Donohoe said.
There are 12 committee members, two of
whom are students.
LSA junior Elizabeth Anderson and Rack-
ham student Michael Woodberry will repre-

sent the student voice on the committee.
Anderson served on the Michigan Student
Assembly's Women's Issues Commission last
year and Woodberry is a Music School grad-
uate student instructor.
Donohoe said th'e candidates' ability to
work in an academic culture will be a critical
factor in the selection.
"We have an educational responsibility
here in the arena of sexual assault," Donohoe
said. "Certainly SAPAC has a component of
response for victims, but they also have a
very large effort in prevention.
"They teach young people how to go about
educating their fellow students on rape pre-
vention ... and involve men in that educa-
tional process. They can play an important
part in preventing rape."
Following the Nov. 30 deadline for applica-
tions, the committee plans to begin meeting

during the first few weeks of December.
CAPS interim Director Todd Sevig said the
position is open to people of all different pro-
fessions and is not limited to people within
the University.
Donohoe said whether the candidate comes
from within the University will not be a fac-
tor in the committee's decision.
"It's not necessarily a plus or minus. ...
We'll look at the whole person and what they
bring," Donohoe said.
The selection should come in mid-Decem-
ber and involving the new director with staff
will take place fairly soon afterwards.
Donohoe said they were hoping to bring
the new director to the University at the
beginning of January.
"That might be problematic based on
where they are working. I am hoping mid-
winter semester," Donohoe said.

Ringtones

Ford CEO Nasser forced
out; William Clay Ford Jr.
set to take over job today

JOHN PRATT/Daily
bells at noon yesterday.

DETROIT (AP) - William Clay Ford Jr. will replace
Jacques Nasser as chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., a
company official told The Associated Press.
Nasser's departure, as well as other management changes,
were to be announced today, said the official, who spoke on
condition of anonymity.
The move puts a Ford family member in charge of the
automaker's day-to-day management for the first time since
1979, when Henry Ford II resigned.
William Ford Jr., 44, started taking more operational control
of the company in July, when the board created the Office of
the Chairman and CEO. He and Nasser met regularly to
review company operations.
Ford is the son of William Clay Ford Sr., who is a grandson
of company founder Henry Ford and brother of former chair-
man and CEO, the late Henry Ford II.
For some weeks, Ford has been looking outside for a suc-
cessor to Nasser, who had been under pressure for months for
Ford's loss of market share and tumbling profitability. The
financially troubled company has been preparing a turnaround
plan expected to be revealed in December.
A handful of top industry executives had been contacted
about the job of CEO, the trade publication Automotive News
reported yesterday.
Ford worked for the automaker for several years until he
resigned in 1995 to assume the chairmanship of the board of

directors' finance committee. He became board chairman in
January 1999 when Alex Trotman retired as chairman and
CEO, while Nasser was named president and CEO.
In addition to Nasser's departure, Nick Scheele, 57, current-
ly group vice president for North America, was expected to be
named Ford's chief operating officer. Scheele recently moved
to North America after a brief stint as head of Ford Europe; he
has been credited with turning around Ford's Jaguar unit.
Jim Padilla, 55, group vice president for manufacturing
and quality, will reportedly take over Scheele's job as head of
Ford North America. Carl Reichardt, the retired chairman
and CEO of Wells Fargo & Co., was expected to be named
vice chairman, and David L. Murphy, Ford's vice president
of human resources, was expected to leave the company, the
source said.
Nasser joined Ford in 1968 as a financial analyst at its Aus-
tralian unit. He took over as president and CEO in January
1999, when the company seemed poised to overtake General
Motors Corp. as the world's No. 1 auto company.
But 18 months later, Ford's momentum was shaken by the
recall of 6.5 million Bridgestone/Firestone tires after federal
officials found safety defects in some Firestone ATX, ATX II
and Wilderness AT tires. Many of them were on the popular
Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle.
The tires were linked to 271 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
in accidents in which the tread separated from the tire.

Ann Arbor resident Norm Roller plays the Kerrytown

IFC sponsors anti
drinking lecture by
recn

"

By Maria Sprow
Daily StaffReporter

A recovering alcoholic shared
some sobering experiences last night
at Cliff Keen Arena as he revealed
the hazards of drinking to members
of the Interfraternity Council and the
Panhellenic Association.
Mike Green, who took his last
drink 23 years ago and has made a
career out of traveling nationwide to
schools and universities, appeared at
the University for the 10th time last
night to talk about what he called the
"one-night problem."
"Just because I can't drink doesn't
mean you can't, and I sincerely mean
that," he said.
Green, while assuring members of
the Greek system that the majority of
them would not become alcoholics,
said alcoholism is not the only prob-
lem associated with drinking.
He spoke of his personal experi-
ences, as well as those of others.
He said a girl who got "drunk and
hungry" one night went out to eat,
jumped a guy wearing a chicken cos-
tume outside a restaurant, stole his
costume and was arrested. When a
question on the bar exam years later
asked if she had ever been arrested,
she had to admit it. The girl was
unable to practice law.
Another example: After drinking
Everclear, an especially potent alco-
holic beverage, a man passed out
while sitting at a bar. The three
females he was speaking with,
instead of taking him home or to the
hospital, took him to a tattoo parlor.
When he woke up, he had a tattoo on
his forehead.
The one-night problem, he said,
was "a short term problem of one
night that can have lifelong conse-
quences."
Green also advised students
against smoking marijuana and
drinking alcohol in the same night.
He said he had learned his lesson
from a personal experience.
He had been smoking and drink-
ing at a party one night when several
police officers knocked on the door

of the house. Green said he ran out
of the house and continued to run all
the way home, where he immediately
crashed on the couch and fell asleep.
The problem came when he woke
up in the morning without his
clothes. "I found out, I was one
house short of my house," he said,
adding that it was a difficult situa-
tion to explain to his children. "I've
been hearing 'Mr. Naked' (from my
neighbor) for 30 years."
On a more serious note, he
encouraged students to become
"spotters" for friends who drink too
much in one night by swapping
drinks for car keys and by not pro-
moting dangerous, hurtful or unlaw-
ful behavior.
"You never do a shot a minute for
21 minutes on your 21st birthday,"
Green said. "Nobody has the right to
spike anybody else's drink to get
them into bed. Kick them out of the
party or call the police."
He added that "one-night prob-
lems" are everyday occurrences on
college campuses because students
always claim to have a reason to
drink.
Days he identified as having high
drinking risks included Labor Day
Weekend, Welcome Week, Monday
Night Football nights, Halloween,
the NCAA basketball playoffs -
"that's a full month" - Spring
Break, finals, New Year's Eve, study
days, Greek Week, Super Bowl Sun-
day, Valentine's Day, birthdays and
paydays.
Students were asked to measure
themselves and add up the number
of times they drink or get drunk each
year.
Jenny Opatik, a member of the
Sigma Kappa sorority, said the pre-
sentation showed her how common
the one-night problem is at the Uni-
versity.
"A lot of my friends rate around
400," she said.
The lecture was co-sponshred by
the Interfraternity Council, the Pan-
hellenic Association, University
Health Service and the Athletic
Department.

Gas pnices hit lowest levels i'n
months; drivers still complain

EAST LANSING (AP) - Gas
prices fell another 5 cents in the
last week, down to an average of
$1.17 per gallon statewide, AAA
Michigan said yesterday.
Prices have been in a free fall
since the Sept. I1 terrorist attacks,
plummeting 68.9 cents in the past
seven weeks, AAA said. Drivers are
paying an average of 44.7 cents a
gallon less than they were one year
ago.
Not everyone is impressed. Rick
Schreiber, a salesman for Jasco
Chemical Corp., was paying $1.20
per gallon for premium gasoline on
Monday at a Shell station in East
Lansing.
Schreiber, who drives 50,000
miles per year for his job, said he's
seen lower prices in Ohio, Indiana
and Kentucky.
"It's higher here and it's even
higher up north. I've got a stack of
receipts in my truck to prove it,"
said Schreiber, who lives in Ann
Arbor. "It's better than six months
ago, but still."
Others in Michigan say they're
thrilled by the lower prices.
"They've been so high for so
long. It's a pleasant change," said
Anita Blasius of the Southeast
Michigan Council of Governments,
which runs a carpooling program in
the Detroit area.
Blasius said she has seen gas as
low as $1.06 per gallon. AAA
Michigan, which surveys 300 gas

Drivers are paying an average of 44.7
cents a gallon less than they were
one year ago.

stations each week, said prices
range from $1.01 to $1.39 per gal-
lon around the state.
The slow economy is one of the
main reasons for the drop in prices,
according to the Michigan Public
Service Commission, which con-
ducts seasonal studies of energy use.
That slowdown was only ampli-
fied by the attacks on Sept. 11. The
commission predicts gas prices will
remain at or near current levels for
the next six months.
There also has been a decline in
crude oil prices. Mark Griffin,
president of the Michigan Petrole-
um Association, said this summer's
supply shortages caused refineries
to pump out gasoline longer than
they would have, creating a glut of
gasoline in the market.
Griffin said diesel fuel prices
remain high because refineries con-
tinued to produce gasoline when
they normally would have been
switched over to diesel and heating
oil.
Another reason for the low prices
is that demand for gas typically
dips between the summer vacation
season and Thanksgiving, AAA
Michigan spokeswoman Nancy

Cain said.
But Cain said demand should
definitely pick up in November.
AAA expects more Thanksgiving
travelers on the road this year, both
because of the low gas prices and
because the terrorist attacks have
made many people jittery about air
travel.
"Many people are thinking,
'Instead of flying somewhere, we'll
just drive to grandma's,"' she said.
"Five hundred miles seems to be
the cutoff."
Gas prices have been a source of
contention in Michigan, which saw
spikes as high as $5 a gallon in the
hours following the terrorist
attacks.
Attorney General Jennifer
Granholm accused 46 service sta-
tions of violating consumer protec-
tion laws when they raised thefr
prices after the attacks.
Granholm spokeswoman Genna
Gent said yesterday that Granholm
is close to reaching settlements
with all of those stations.
The settlements will include
restitution for customers who were
overcharged as well as state fines,
Gent said.

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