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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily.- Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 3

CRIMIE
Bursley resident
*reports urination
A resident of Bursley Residence
Hall stated early Sunday that a person
urinated on his door, according to
Department of Public Safety Reports.
Bike and vehicle
collide in parking
lot, mirror broken
A male riding a bike was hit by a car
Friday afternoon while turning into a
parking lot on Thompson Street, DPS
reports state. The biker was on the side-
walk and ran into the passenger side
mirror which was broken. The biker had
no injuries and left the scene without
giving any personal information.
Male complains
of being stalked
A male reported Friday afternoon
that he believed he was being stalked
by a group of unknown males in
Couzens Residence Hall, according to
DPS reports. The male believed that
someone who knows him was putting
out his information for other people to
harass him.
Caller reports fire,
DPS finds no flame
A person reported Thursday morn-
ing that an ashtray looked like it was
catching fire in te Environmental Engi-
neering and Water Resources Building,
DPS reports state. DPS officers found
no problem in the area.
Suspect walks on
car, damages roof
A female reported early Saturday that
Wher car parked in a lot had been dam-
aged several days ago, according to DPS
reports.The female said that the damage
had been caused by a person walking on
the car, making several dents.
Screw gun stolen
from Eye Center
A contractor working in the Kellogg
Eye Center reported Saturday after-
*noon that someone stole his screw gun
while he was gone on lunch, DPS
reports state. The tool had been left
unsecured in the lobby area.
Drunken subject
found laying in
vomit, given MIP
Officers responded to several noise
0violations on the 7700 corridor of
South Quad Residence Hall early Sun-
day, according to DPS reports. One
male was discovered lying in the hall-
way in vomit and smelled of intoxi-
cants.
He was cited with a minor in posses-
sion violation and transported to the
University Hospital. Several other peo-
ple in the hall were checked, but alco-
hol was not smelled on their breath.
'U' hospital staff
reports falling roof
University Hospital staff' requested
an officer and maintenance crew to
come down to the hospital Saturday
afternoon, DPS reports state. In one
area, there was water flowing out of the
ceiling.

Cleaning machine
stolen from Frieze
There was a larceny of a floor clean-
ing machine from the Frieze Building
Friday night, according to DPS reports.
UGLi pickpocket
caught Saturday
A female reported that her wallet
was stolen from the first floor circula-
tion desk in the Shapiro Undergraduate
Library Saturday night, DPS reports
state. A witness sitting near the victim
advised her that he saw a black male
approximately 6-foot-0 wearing a blue
and white checkered shirt pass by and
remove the victim's wallet from her
jacket. The victim told DPS that she
saw the suspect getting into the eleva-
tors on the second floor. Officers came
and took the suspect into custody.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jeremy Berkowitz.

Lawful entry

Labor activist stresses
NAFTA's negative effects

By Daniel Kim
Daily Staff Reporter

Labor activist Martha Ojeda has dedicated her life to fight
for fair trade - not free trade - and to defend the rights of
maquiladora workers, Mexican factory and plant workers near
the U.S. border. She also works to educate students on the neg-
ative impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement,
which she spoke about in an address yesterday.
"The only winners of (NAFTA) are the corporations.
And all social sectors of civil society - working class,
middle class, small and medium enterprises, students
and universities and even governments - need to unite
to fight against these negative impacts," said Ojeda,
who is the executive director for the Coalition for Jus-
tice in the Maquiladoras.
Maquiladora workers face air and water pollutions,
poor living conditions, birth defects and miscarriages
from toxic exposure, sexual harassment and police bru-
tality while earning about $50 a week, Ojeda added.
"These workers are in similar or worse condition than
before 1995 when NAFTA was put into effect," Ojeda
said. The promises of a higher standard of living and an
increase in employment in the border zones of Mexico
have merely become broken promises.
The current recession in the U.S. has led to more than
300,000 maquiladora employees losing their jobs.
While pressuring the corporations to respect human and
labor rights, Ojeda and CJM are pushing the Mexican govern-
ment to implement stricter environmental and labor regula-
tions on the foreign plants in Mexico.
CJM is also attempting to better educate maquiladora work-
ers through empowerment workshops, which address econom-
ic issues, labor rights and toxicology.

ALYSSA WOOD/Daily
Labor activist Martha Ojeda discussed the poor working
conditions of some Mexican workers last night.
Ojeda said raising the public's and the consumer's level of
awareness of the negative impacts is crucial.
"If people don't have consciousness for these problems,
then they are the ones that are making profits for the corpora-
tions," Ojeda said.
School of Public Health staff member Jose Martinez said
that he found the presentation very informative.
"Many times we just don't get to hear about these issues and
consumers are not very informed. It's great to put up presenta-
tions like this one to continue to educate us the consumers and
to increase our awareness," Martinez said.

KELLY LIN/Daily
Prospective students visit the Law Quad during a campus visit yesterday. The funding
for the Law Quad buildings comprised the largest gift ever received by the University.

U.S. attorney expected to
comment today on Haddad

By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter

to give testimonyJ
asked questions a
that he co-founde

Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of "He is willing'
Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald, is expected to comment today on said Nazih Hassan
aspects regarding Ann Arbor Muslim leader Rabih Haddad's Association of An
possible grand jury testimony. In a written sta
Haddad was first called in front of a grand jury on Feb. 14. Foundation said F
But, following the instructions of his lawyer, he asked for two charity were a tarl
requests to be honored before he gave testimony. The first was ist activity. But th
the right for his lawyers to appear with him, and the second among Haddad'ss
was a promise from the U.S. Attorney that anything he said in bly in prison.
front of the grand jury could not be used against him in any "That's why the
other charges he faces. closed to the publ
It has been over two months since Haddad was arrested don't know yet,"I
Dec. 14 on charges of a visa violation. He is currently being of the Council of
held in the Chicago Metropolitan Center where he is waiting said. Haddad's ne
Recall of Grand
herokees doesn
concern1 stuents

in front of a grand jury. There, he may be
about the Global Relief Foundation charity
d and its possible connections to terrorism.
to testify with the presence of his lawyer,"
m, vice president of the Muslim Community
n Arbor and a Haddad family friend.
tement released Thursday, the Global Relief
itzgerald told Haddad that neither he nor his
get of the grand jury investigation into terror-
his announcement has raised much concern
supporters who say he is being treated horri-
here is so much concern because it's been
ic..... They could be indicting the charity, we
Executive Director of the Michigan chapter
Islamic-American Relations Haaris Ahmed
xt court date is set for April 10.

RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS INVITED
The University of Iowa Dept. of Psychiatry is
seeking individuals 18-35 years old who are
free of psychiatric illness but who have one
family member treated for panic disorderlanxiety
attacks. Compensation. Travel NOT required.
Research will be conducted in Ann Arbor.
Call 1-800-634-6581 or
e-mail coryell-research@uiowa.edu
for details.

Have you had unprotected sex
within the last 72 hours?

By Jennifer Misthal
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 1.6 million 1993-1998
model year Jeep Grand Cherokees
were recalled last week by Daimler
Chrysler in response to a gear shift-
ing problem.
The sports utility vehicles were
recalled after Jeep found 159
injuries and 364 crashes linked to a
problem with the gear shifter. Own-
ers complained that after putting
their cars in "park," they continued
to move unintentionally.
In response to the problem,
DaimlerChrysler plans to install
another system in the floor shifter
mechanism to ensure the shifter is
in "park."
Angela Spencer Ford, manager of
safety communications at Daimler-
Chrysler, said that an investigation
of the problem began in the summer
of 2001.
Ford said they are addressing the
problem.
"It's too early for us to see any
impact. It hasn't been a week since
the recall was issued," Ford said.
Some students said the issue con-
cerns their parents, but not them.
"Americans are consumer orient-
ed. College students are less con-
cerned with safety," SNRE
sophomore Emilie Rex said.
Few students see future problems
from this recall, saying that Grand
Cherokees are a popular make and

"Americans are
consumer oriented.
College students are
less concerned with
safety"
- Angela Spencer Ford
Manager, DaimlerChrysler
Jeep is a reputable company.
"It's a good thing they recalled it
but I don't think anyone will care,"
LSA freshman Ruth Rohrer said.
"It doesn't seem like anyone
knows about it," she added.
Students also said they refuse to
see the recall as a setback.
"I don't think they'll pay atten-
tion," said LSA sophomore
Michelle Legacy, a former 1998
Grand Cherokee owner.
Since issuing the recall, Chrysler
has stood behind its cars. The com-
pany does not see a reason to be
concerned.
"The vehicle meets and exceeds
government standards," Ford said.
The SUV also did well in several
Jeep and DaimlerChrysler tests.
Ford also said this is the first
major recall on Grand Cherokees of
this nature.

It's not too late...
" Emergency Contraceptives,
(commonly called "the
morning aftQr pill") can
prevent pregnancy up to 72
hours after sex.
* EC contains the same
hormones as birth control
pills, but in a higher dosage.
" EC is not an abortion.
If you are pregnant when
you take EC pills, you will
remain pregnant.
" EC does not prevent the
transmission of STD's.
" EC should not be used as
a means of birth control.
" EC is available at Planned
Parenthood and University
Health Service.
Planned Parenthood:(734) 973-0710
University Health Service: (734) 763-4511

THE CALENDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

EVENTS
"Hands-on Exploration:
Behind the Scenes of
Musical Productions
(Cnncnrdyrn ~ %rP~r

sored by the Institute
for the Humanities,
noon, 350 N. Thayer
3 "My Family, My Neighbor-
hood, My Story"; Spon-
sored by the School of

Mendelssohn Theatre
"Elijah' Pre-Preformance
Discussion"; Sponsored
by the School of Music,
6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Alumni

SERVICES
Campus Information
Centers, 764-INFO,
info@umich.edu, or
www. umich.edu/-info
S.A.F.E. Walk, 763-WALK,
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