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The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 8, 2002 - 3

CRIMVE
Woman's e-mail
accessed to send
sexual messages
A woman reported Monday afternoon
at Campus Safety Services that an
unknown person accessed her e-mail
account and sent out sexual e-mail mes-
sages to numerous people, according to
Department of Public Safety reports.
The caller also advised that files in her
computer had been damaged.
Person found asleep
at Medical Center
A person was found sleeping and
camping in the Medical Center Parking
lot Tuesday night, DPS reports state.
The person was read trespassing rights
and escorted from the area.
Warrant unserved
due to high level
of intoxication
An intoxicated person was transport-
ed to the University Hospital's Emer-
gency Room Wednesday afternoon,
according to DPS reports. He also had
several outstanding warrants, which
were not served to due to his level of
intoxication.
* UHS employee
reports harassing
phone calls
A former employee of the University
Hospital reported Wednesday afternoon
that she is receiving harassing phone
calls and e-mails from a hospital staff
member, DPS reports state. She believes
her patient records have been accessed
to obtain her personal information.
Valet crashes car
into carport wall
A valet attendant caused minor dam-
age to a vehicle after he struck the wall
of a carport Wednesday morning,
according to DPS reports.
Marijuana found
0 at check-in desk
A small quantity of marijuana was
found at a check-in desk at the Alfred
Taubman Health Care Center by staff
Wednesday afternoon, DPS reports
state. There are known suspects and no
information is available as to how the
marijuana showed up there.
Trash compactor
found in flames
DPS officers reported that a trash
compactor motor near Markley Resi-
dence Hall burnt out and started a
small fire Monday afternoon, accord-
ing to DPS reports. The Ann Arbor Fire
Department was called and assisted
with the fire.
Textbooks stolen
from EECS room
It was reported Wednesday after-
noon that two textbooks were taken
from a room in the Electrical Engineer-
ing and Computer Science Building
Monday afternoon, DPS reports state.
The room was unlocked and the text-
books were worth $105 each.
Gate slams into

side of parked car
A caller reported Tuesday afternoon
that a gate to the lower helipad at the
Medical Center possibly blew open and
damaged a vehicle parked in the valet
lot, according to DPS reports.
Ravaging wind on
North Campus
A resident of the Northwood
Apartments reported that he was
asleep and heard a loud noise Tues-
day afternoon, DPS reports state. He
said that he checked his door and
discovered that it was damaged. He
thought that someone had attempted
to enter his door and damaged it.
DPS officers responded and checked
the door for damage. The officers
advised that the damage was old and
that the caller left the chain lock on
his door and the wind blew it open
causing the noise.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jeremy Berkowitz.

Conference is largest Israel event since

'95

By Annie Gleason
Daily Staff Reporter
There will be no rallying taking place at the
Israel academic conference, titled "Israel Under
the Lens," this weekend. The free, day-long
conference held at the Michigan League this
Sunday will discuss issues in a manner extend-
ing beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Various Jewish student groups on campus and
in the Ann Arbor community have organized the
conference, selecting a diverse group of experts
to speak on topics including U.S.-Israel relations,
the relevance of Israel in the Midwest, the role of
women and the Israel peace movement.
The two keynote speakers, Israeli Deputy
Consul General David Roet and Brigadier
General Relik Shafir, will be opening and
concluding the conference, respectively. Roet
will speak about Israel's increasing ties to the

Midwest and Shafir will discuss the future of
democracy in the Middle East. Shafir is
speaking as part of the Caravan for Democra-
cy, which allows Israeli politicians to come to
college campuses in the U.S. and discuss chal-
lenges faced by Israel in being the only
democracy in the Middle East.
"The idea was to get away from advocacy, and
present in a more academic manner," LSA senior
Jordan Nodel, a conference organizer, said.
People attending the conference will be given
the opportunity to ask questions and voice their
opinion during breaks between speakers.
"The purpose is to promote a discourse on the
issues of Israel and the Middle East," LSA junior
and conference organizer David Post said.
The event is the only Israel academic conference
in the United States this year, and is expected to
draw students from across the nation. It will be the
largest Hillel event concerning Israel since 1995.

Organizers are encouraging everyone to attend
regardless of their background.
"It's a conference for everyone ... for people
who are interested in discussing matters in an
academic and objective manner," Nodel said.
He added that the event provides a good
opportunity for people who don't know much
about the Middle Eastern conflict to learn more
about the issues.
At the end of the conference, a reception will
be held allowing students to talk with the speak-
ers personally.
A large, diverse number of groups are sponsor-
ing the conference including the University Hil-
lel, the Jewish Community Council, the
anti-defamation league, the University women's
studies department and several others.
"There's a lot of groups involved in this," Nodel
said. "I think it's exciting because it will be an
eclectic event - it's an all-encompassing event."

Post agreed, saying that "there's a wide range
of perspectives offered. We encourage people to
draw their own conclusions."

Filming room

Eating disorder awareness
week begins this Sunday

By Shabina S. Khatri
Daily Staff Reporter

In an effort to address the widespread
dissatisfaction American women hold
with their bodies, the University will
kick off Eating Disorder Awareness
Week Sunday.
Since the 1980s, the National Eating
Disorder Association has been working
to resolve the issues that lead to negative
body image, which plagues 75-90 per-
cent of American women, program
leader Alison Brzenchek said.
The week's activities, which will
focus around the theme of "defining
yourself," features fashion model Kate
Dillon, and will mark the University's
largest effort to promote eating disorder
awareness. An estimated 6 percent of
women have eating disorders, but
Breznchek said most statistics on the
subject are usually skewed.
"The numbers reflect only the people
who are in treatment. And in addition to
the people that have eating disorders,
there are the women, who, dissatisfied
with their body image, engage in
unhealthy habits such as restrictive diet-
ing," she said.
The program's events hope to address
these women because almost every eat-
ing disorder starts with a diet, she added.
"The best way to facilitate solutions
on campus is through advocacy,
activism and education. Our goal is to
provide education and awareness for eat-
ing and body issues, and how societal
and media factors impact them,"
Brezncheck said.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week
will also include a presentation on the
Mental Health Parity Act. Passed in
1996, the Act prohibits discriminatory
annual and lifetime dollar caps for
mental health benefits. But, according
to the U.S. General Accounting Office,
87 percent of complying health plans
have evaded this law by replacing dol-
lar limits with limits on the number of
inpatient days and outpatient visits
reimbursed.
Because eating disorders have the
highest mortality rate of any mental
health disorder, putting a limit on the
number of treatment days could prevent
those who need help from getting the
treatment they deserve, Breznchek said.

Though new amendments to the Act
that proposed prohibiting health insur-
ance companies from putting caps on
the number of days did not survive legis-
lation, government officials plan on pur-
suing the issue in the future.
The week's events will also focus on
teaching prevention measures by
decreasing the risk factors that lead to
eating disorders, such as low self-esteem
and dieting, and by raising protective
factors through support and empower-
ment, Breznchek said.
"Movements always start small, but
can grow exponentially. I think the best
way to keep this activism going is by
spreading enthusiasm for the topic,"
Breznchek said.

JESSIUA YURASt/Uaily
Vicki Angel, a volunteer from San Francisco, organizes film reels in preparation
for the upcoming A film festival.
Outburst o a totis-m
after 9/11 still evident

By Soojung Chang
For the Daily
Nearly six months after terrorist
attacks brought down the World Trade
Center towers, the initial outburst of
patriotism that followed in its after-
math has become less conspicuous,
although it is still omnipresent.
The events of Sept. 11 brought
about an outpouring of patriotism
that America has not seen since the
Gulf War. Open displays of patriot-
ism were evident everywhere, as
Americans nationwide began dis-
playing flags on their homes, cars
and businesses.
"It got to the point where people
who didn't have a flag looked bad,"
Engineering junior Danielle Fleischer
said.
"There was a great surge in every-
thing from flags to clothing," LSA
freshman Lauren Gariepy said.
Not only did the sales of flags and
flag-related items skyrocket, but the
mentality of the nation as a whole
underwent a transformation.
"Everyone grew less cynical for a
while about making fun of our country
and government," Gariepy said.
While most people found the gush
of patriotic sentiment heartwarming,
others were skeptical.
"I think that the patriotism we've
been asked to do is very superficial,"
history Prof. Matthew Countryman

said. "No one is being asked to do any-
thing but support" the administration's
policies.
Countryman also pointed out the
dangers of taking patriotism to an
excessive level. He was troubled that
some have stopped criticizing or
opposing the government's policies
in the name of patriotism.
"Even raising questions is consid-
ered unpatriotic. There's very little
opposition. We're not having a public
debate about the best way to proceed,"
he said.
As patriotic sentiment nationwide
dissipates, the opposition that Country-
man said is necessary for our country
might be forthcoming.
"You notice less flags being dis-
played," Engineering sophomore Shan-
non Glasbie said.
LSA senior Juan Baepna agreed
that there were less open displays of
patriotism, but said, "Deep down it's
still there, it's just not as prominent
as it once was. I think overall people
still have a deep rooted feeling of
patriotism."
But history Prof. Tom Guglielmo
said he disagreed that American patri-
otism is decreasing.
"I'm not sure I can remember anoth-
er time in my life when flags were so
omnipresent - on lapels, on store
windows, on bumpers, on team jerseys,
among millions of other places," he
said.

THE CALENDAR
What's happening in Ann Arbor this weekend
FRIDAY Angell Hall Sciences, Values and Soci- SERVICES
"Roman Holiday"; Spon- U Sunday Morning Physics, eties Program, 7:30-9:00 Campus Information
sored by M-Flicks, 8:00 Sponsored by the Depart- p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall Centers, 764-INFO,
p.m., Lorch Auditorium ment of Physics, talk by Body Image and the info@umich.edu, or
Study Abroad on Non- Mark Newman, 10:30- Media: Soonsored by * wm i WIk_ 7ew-Al K.

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