The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 3
Racist message left in chalk on Diag
Fireworks set off
in Palmer Field
DPS officers reported hearing
possible fireworks being set off on
Palmer Field early yesterday,
according to Department of Public
Safety reports. The officers could
not locate the people setting off the
photo stolen from
Two people are suspected of stealing
a photograph of Dave Thomas, the
founder of Wendy's fast food restau-
rant, from the University Hospital Sat-
urday afternoon, DPS reports state. A
caller reported that a man and woman
in their late 40s or early 5Os walked up
to the counter with a picture of Thomas
and asked if they could buy the photo-
graph. The couple was told that they
could not purchase the photograph, but
it was reported missing when the cou-
ple left the area.
from victim's office
A caller reported Friday afternoon
that her daypack was stolen from an
office in the E.H. Kraus Building
sometime between Feb. 14 and March
13, according to DPS reports. She
described the pack as a sage Jansport
hiking pack valued at $80.
stolen from res. hall
Two residents of Helen Newberry
Residence Hall alleged Friday afternoon
that a backpack and wallet were stolen
sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. while they were sleeping, according
to DPS reports. The door to the room
was unlocked. DPS has no suspects.
to LSA Building
A person requested an ambulance
for someone who was said to be losing
consciousness and suffering from
shortness of breath at the Literature,
Science and Arts Building Friday after-
noon, DPS reports state.
A person was injured during Dance
Marathon at the Indoor Track Building
Sunday morning, according to DPS
reports. DPS officers escorted the sub-
ject to the hospital.
Parked car hit in
lot, suffers damage
A male reported Sunday night that
his car was hit while parked in a park-
ing lot on Hubbard Street, according to
DPS reports. DPS officers responded
to the call but could not find the owner
of the car.
Suspect kicks hole
in stairwell of Union
A person kicked a hole through the
stairwell wall on the second floor of the
Michigan Union Saturday morning,
DPS reports state. DPS has no suspects.
Cell phone stolen
from MSU student
A Michigan State University student
reported Friday afternoon that his cel-
lular phone was stolen from his pocket
as he entered Markley Residence Hall
earlier that day, DPS reports state. DPS
has no suspects.
Minor arrested after
loud, rowdy behavior
Mary Markley Residence Hall
staff contacted DPS Saturday morn-
ing and reported a highly intoxicat-
ed visitor who might have been
leaving the building and attempting
to drive, DPS reports state. The sus-
pect was eventually located and
arrested as a minor in possession of
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
By Karen Schwartz
Daily Staff Reporter
Amid a mass of chalkings in the Diag, one
racially offensive message in left its mark on stu-
Written in yellow chalk were the words "Only
niggers want affirmative action."
The chalking is the second racial incident to
take place this week, according to Depart of Pub-
lic Safety reports. a
Panther McAllister, speaker for the Black Stu-
dent Union, said the message serves as a reminder
that there is more work to be done in addressing
race relations at the University and in the country.
She added that awareness is central and stressed
the importance of making sure these issues are
addressed as opposed to "swept under the rug."
While diversity discussions and workshops
often take place on campus, McAllister said they
are not reaching the people who need to hear
their messages most.
"I think the people who go to those are not the
people who need to be there. I think that the people
who are doing the chalking are the ones who aren't
going to events like that," she said.
"What I would like to see is a real conversation
about racism on this campus," McAllister said.
"Not like 'let's all hold hands and be multi-cultural
and diverse,' but 'what is multiculturalism and
what is diversity and do we really have that here?"'
She added that she feels the racist incidences
taking place on campus are related to today's
appearance of anti-affirmative action and repara-
tions author David Horowitz.
Defend Affirmative Action Party member Agnes
Aleobua said she considers the chalking an attempt
to lessen support on campus for affirmative action.
"The chalking and the fact that David
Horowitz is coming to campus is a result of the
prominent pro-affirmative action sentiment on
campus," Aleobua said.
Aleobua also said yesterday's incident and the
recent incident when a student found a swastika
on a residence hall room door reflect a rise in
racism on campus that needs to be addressed.
"I think in order to stop these kind of things
from happening, we have to embolden and
empower black and minority students and progres-
sive white students and send a loud message to the
racist bigots who would do this on our campus ...
that they're not welcome here," she said.
LSA senior Erin Weber said she was shocked
to find racial slander on campus.
"It's disappointing that a campus as liberal and
diverse as Ann Arbor would still have hateful opin-
ions floating around like this," she said. "You'd like
to think that ignorance lives somewhere else."
LSA freshman Ravi Perry, Chair of the LSA
Student Government Ethnic Studies Task Force,
said he hopes the chalking is unrelated to larger
scale events on campus.
"I would rather think that it is an isolated inci-
dent where some random individual decided to
voice his personal opinions on affirmative action
on University grounds,"he said.
As far as what happens next, Perry said people
need to spread the word and let others know that
the fight against racism is far from over.
"I believe a lot of people are still looking
through rose-colored glasses and believing that
because we have a lot of diversity that racism does
not occur. I would argue that it still does and that
it's every person's duty ... when they see or hear
secondhand of such an event, that they tell some-
one else, who's going to then tell someone else."
Haddad transferred out
of solitary conflnement
By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor Muslim leader Rabih
Haddad, who has been detained by the
U.S. Justice Department on a visa viola-
tion for almost three months, was
removed from his solitary confinement
cell at the Chicago Metropolitan Cor-
rectional Center last week and trans-
ferred to a general prison cell.
"We are relieved and happy for the
change," Muslim Community Associa-
tion vice president and Haddad family
friend Nazih Hassan said.
Haddad has been held in Chicago for
He is waiting for a possible grand
jury appearance where he may be asked
questions about the Global Relief Foun-
dation, a charity he co-founded that
allegedly funneled money to terrorist
His transfer grants him a new set of
privileges, including visits to the prison
library, television access and more time
with is wife and family.
Haddad said he is relieved by his
current upgrade in status and the
support he has been receiving. In a
written statement to Ann Arbor
"I think the reason why they backtracked is
the government did something wrong ... but
he shouldn't be in jaf in the first place,"
- Ashraf Nubani
Attorney for Rabih Haddad
University alum Corey Fernandez, gives blood at the Michigan Union yesterday
as part of a blood drive.
Body of 11-year-old
ir found after five
years of searching
American Friends Service commit-
tee member Phillis Englebert, he
also said that recent letters from
supporters were "like rays of sun-
shine and hope in this engulfing
darkness that has set in."
It is unclear why Haddad was
transferred. There is some specula-
tion from the Haddad camp that a
visit from U.S. Rep. John Conyers
(D-Detroit), ranking member on the
House Judiciary Committee, may
have prompted his move.
But Haddad's attorney, Ashraf Nubani
said he believes the government is
acknowledging that they made a mistake
in their treatment of Haddad.
"I think the reason why they back-
tracked is the government did some-
thing wrong ... but he shouldn't be in
jail in the first place," Nubani said.
'Haddad was called in front of a
grand jury last month. But Had-
dad's lawyer is requesting that he
have an attorney present and be
granted immunity before appearing
in court. Haddad is still waiting for
a response to this request.
The office of Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S.
attorney for the Northern District of Illi-
nois, refused to comment on Haddad's
case. At the end of January, lawsuits
were filed against the government to
open Haddad's hearings to the public.
They were filed by two Michigan
newspapers, Conyers and the Amer-
ican Civil Liberties Union. There
will be a hearing March 26 in U.S.
District Court in Detroit to discuss
Andre Bosse was
kidnapped in 1997 from
her home in Twin Lake
NEW ERA (AP) - Linda Bosse
says the discovery of her daughter's
body doesn't make the family's loss
any less painful or the child's death
any easier to accept.
"It brings closure to the
not-knowing part. That's all," she
told The Muskegon Chronicle for a
story yesterday. "The not-knowing
part is done."
Human remains were found Satur-
day afternoon in a wooded area of
Lapeer County's Metamora Town-
ship, east of Flint. Michigan State
Police said yesterday a forensic
examination has determined that the
remains are those of 11-year-old
Andre was kidnapped from her
home June 17, 1997 after her par-
ents had left for work and minutes
before her grandmother had arrived
to watch her.
Her family lived at the time near
Twin Lake in Muskegon County and
now resides in Oceana County's
Dean Metcalfe, a former neighbor
of the girl and the father of Andre's
best friend, was arrested in Lapeer
County two days after the disappear-
Metcalfe pleaded no contest in 1999
to five charges in Andre's disappear-
ance. The counts included first-degree
murder, murder committed after kid-
napping a child and first-degree crimi-
nal sexual conduct.
He was sentenced May 25, 1999, to
life in prison with no possibility of
parole, and is now housed at the Ionia
Maximum Correctional Facility.
At the time of his sentencing, he
was already serving two life terms
for two unrelated child-molestation
Metcalfe admitted to authorities
that he kidnapped, raped and fatally
shot Andre shortly after she van-
He told authorities that he sexual-
ly assaulted her, then drove her
across the state to Lapeer County,
where he later shot her in the back
of the head as she tried to flee.
He later recanted his confession
after a plea bargain dissolved, but
Lapeer County Prosecutor Byron
Konschuh said the girl's remains
were found in the general area that
Metcalfe had described.
A man walking on property adja-
cent to his own found the child's
Police and volunteers with dogs
had previously searched more than a
dozen Lapeer County areas, focus-
ing on Metamora and Dryden town-
ships near a Boy Scout ranch. The
remains were found about 11/2
miles southeast of the ranch, The
Flint Journal reported.
A green jacket was found with
the remains and Metcalfe had
described covering Andre's body
with a green jacket and some brush,
Konschuh said. Black sneakers sim-
ilar to those Andre was wearing
when last seen were also found with
State police Detective Lt. Curt
Schram said the body was covered
"It was not an obvious find," he
told The Grand Rapids Press.
Schram said Bosse was killed at
the little-traveled site. The child's
mother and father, Matthew Bosse,
were notified Saturday.
"Now we know," Linda Bosse
said. "It doesn't make it hurt any
less, or make it any easier."
Andre's parents described her as a
tomboy who loved animals, basket-
ball, softball, riding her motorbike
and catching tadpoles in a nearby
Shortly before her disappearance,
she had completed the fifth grade at
what is now called Ealy Elementary
School in the Whitehall school district.
CCRB to extend hours until
1 a.m. beginning in fall term
By Tomislav Ladika
Daily Staff Reporter
Students will be able to exercise
late at night in the Central Campus
Recreational Building during the
entire 2002-03 school year, thanks
to a successful trial period institut-
ed by the Michigan Student Assem-
The Advisory Committee on
Recreational Sports voted Friday to
keep the CCRB open until 1 a.m. on
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
beginning next fall term.
During the six-week trial period
this winter an estimated 150-200
students used the CCRB after its
normal closing hours, MSA Presi-
dent Matt Nolan said.
"If the building is going to be
used by students, (ACRS) wanted it
open," he added.
LSA sophomore Kelley Smith
said the new schedule will provide
her with more opportunities to exer-
cise. "During the day I have classes,
meetings and appointments. I can't
just take time out to go work out,"
she said. Smith added that more.
facilities and equipment, including
treadmills, are available late at
Nolan said the extension is "one
of the more substantial accomplish-
ments of long-term impact on cam-
pus" of his and MSA Vice President
Jessica Cash's administration. He
said students have given "nothing
but positive feedback about the
ACRS only set the CCRB's hours
for next year because the committee
votes on recreational building hours
every year, Nolan said.
This year was a first step toward
expanding the schedule, when
recreational building's hours were
extended to 11 p.m.
If a significant number of stu-
dents take advantage of the longer
hours, the ACRS may vote to
extend them to 1 a.m. every day in
future years, Nolan said.
Assaf Oren's statement first appeared in Hebrew and then was translated into English by Amichai Kronfeld. This
information was misprinted in last Thursday's Daily.
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