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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 3

CRIMVE
Marijuana, pipes
seized from room
A bong, pipes and a small amount of
"suspected marijuana" were seized
from a room in South Quad Residence
Hall Sunday night, Department of Pub-
lic Safety reports state. A report was
filed pending authorization of an arrest
warrant.
Skateboarders
seen at B-School
DPS received a report that four kids
between the age of 12 and 13 were
skateboarding at the School of Busi-
ness Administration, according to DPS
reports. A DPS officer was unable to
locate any problems.
Artistic graffiti
found on library
A caller reported to DPS that artistic
graffiti was painted on the Gerald R.
Ford Library last week. The graffiti has
been cleaned off.
Two pills stolen
from hospital
Two Oxicontin pills were stolen
from a room in the University Hospital
Friday, DPS reports state.
Hockey fans hit
with pucks,
arrested for MIPs
At the hockey game at Yost Arena
Friday night, DPS responded to a
number of calls, according to DPS
reports. A person collapsed in section
22, but was conscious and breathing.
Two fans were hit with hockey pucks
- one in section 7 and another in
section 11.
The first received treatment but
declined transportation to the Univer-
sity Hospital, and the second was
transported to the hospital. One intox-
icated minor was ticketed for MIP
and escorted from the building.
Another minor was also ticketed for
minor in possession of alcohol and
transported to the hospital.
Research animal
bites man
A caller reported they had been bit-
ten by a University Medical Science
research animal at the University hos-
"pital last Thursday, DPS reports state.
Graffiti written in
Ugli elevator
The letters "ELYA" were written in
blue magic marker on the inside of the
elevator in the Shapiro Undergraduate
Library Friday, according to DPS
reports. The maintenance staff was able
to wash it off.
Phone stolen
while girl sleeps
A caller reported to DPS that her
Motorola cell phone was stolen while
she was sleeping at the Shapiro Under-
graduate Library on March 11.
Drunk minors
cited in Bursley
A highly intoxicated minor was
transported to the University Hospital
late Friday night from Bursley Resi-

dence Hall and cited for minor in pos-
session of alcohol, DPS reports state.
Intoxicated minors on South University
Avenue and at East Quad were also
transported to the Hospital.
Man injured in
hospital elevator
A caller reported to DPS that an ele-
vator on the 5th floor of the Children's
Hospital closed and hit him on the
head, knocking him down. He reported
he now has a bump.
Man dislocates
shoulder at CCRB
A man dislocated his shoulder while
playing basketball at the Central Cam-
pus Recreation Building Saturday
evening, DPS reports state. He was
reaching for the ball when he felt a
sharp pain in his shoulder. A DPS offi-
cer provided assistance.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Rob Goodspeed.

ACLU leads Haddad court fight today

Judge's decision will determine
whether Haddad's future hearings
are open to the press and public
By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
As a result of demands by members of the
press for information concerning the open
hearings for Ann Arbor Muslim leader Rabih
Haddad, representatives from the media and
community will defend a lawsuit filed against
the government today.
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the American
Civil Liberties Union, the Detroit Free Press

and the Ann Arbor News will discuss a lawsuit
they collaboratively filed in January.
Kate Moss, executive director of the ACLU-
Michigan, said the issue with the lawsuit does
not have to do with whether Haddad is guilty
or not, but with basic civil liberties.
"We cannot presume Mr. Haddad's inno-
cence or guilt - that question is for the courts
to decide," Moss said in a written statement.
"Our purpose in filing this suit is to ensure
that hearings of this nature are not being con-
ducted in secret and in violation of well-
established First Amendment principles,"
Moss said.
Haddad, arrested on a visa violation Dec.
14, has been incarcerated at the Chicago Met-

ropolitan Correctional Center for more than
two months. He is waiting to appear in front of
a grand jury where he may be asked questions
about the charity he co-founded, the Global
Relief Foundation, and its possible ties to ter-
rorism.
The hearing will be held at the U.S. District
Court in Detroit at 9:30 a.m. Judge Nancy
Edmunds, a 10-year veteran of the court
appointed by President George Bush in 1992,
will hear the motion.
The Muslim Community Association of Ann
Arbor is planning a demonstration outside the
courthouse before the hearing.
Haddad supporters say this hearing is criti-
cal to the future outcome of Rabih Haddad's

case.
"What happens (today) will determine
whether these hearings are open or closed, or
not in the future," American Friends Service
Committee member Phillis Englebert said.
Haddad supporters say they are optimistic
about the outcome of the hearing.
"The (Immigration Naturalization Services)
has ruled that their hearing should be open
unless there is a specific reason," Nazih Has-
san, Vice President of the Muslim Community
Association and Haddad family friend, said.
Justice Department Representative Charles
Miller said attorney Thankful Vanderstar is
handling the case for the government but
could not offer any other comment.

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U disregard of free speech
focus of SACUA meeting

By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs
voiced their concern yesterday about
the alleged disregard members of the
University community showed at last
Tuesday's lecture given by conserva-
tive author David Horowitz.
Horowitz was invited to the Univer-
sity by The Michigan Review and
Young Americans for Freedom, two
conservative student-run organiza-
tions. Horowitz accepted the invita-
tion although the last controversial
speaker to appear on campus, Univer-
sity of California Regent Ward Con-
nerly, was booed' away from the
speaker's podium four years ago.
Connerly is best known for leading
a successful campaign that terminated
affirmative action throughout the UC
school system.
Many people, both inside and out-
side of the University, have compared
the reactions to last week's lecture
with what happened to Connerly.
SACUA members said they were
alarmed that University students may
have impeded Horowitz's freedom of
speech.
"I have concern about the preserva-
tion of people's rights to speak on top-
ics that may go against the grain
here," SACUA member and Medical
Prof. Charles Koopmann said. "I want
to make sure people have the right to
hear and express themselves."
But members also said they were

"The administration supports no
particular point of view, other than the
point of view that ideas ought to be
exchanged."
- Paul Courant
Interim University Provost

KELLY LIN/Daily
The Delta Kappa Epsilon house on East William Street has been the topic of a
custody battle between the local and national chapters of DKE.
Concert called off
fury over fraternity

unsure of what happened at the lec-
ture. Those who attended the lecture
have shown a wide variety of opinions
about who was stopping who from
speaking.
During the lecture, a YAF member
said Department of Public Safety
spokeswoman Diane Brown threat-
ened to end the question and answer
session following Horowitz's speech
because the emotions of the crowd
were getting out of control.
But Brown said she never made
such an attempt. She also said she
believes the crowd was exceptionally
quiet during the lecture.
"I have no authority to shut any-
thing down. There is no way I would
say that," she said. "I thought the
crowd was extremely well-behaved
for as passionate and emotional
about the issues as they were. ... I
think they reacted to the way the
speaker interrupted the questioners
and the way he reacted toward the
questioners."
Interim University Provost Paul
Courant, who spoke at the SACUA

meeting, addressed the issue and said
the administration fully supports free-
dom of speech - regardless of the
topic or speaker.
"The administration supports no
particular point of view, other than the
point of view that ideas ought to be
exchanged," Courant said.
He added that all University mem-
bers share a "joint ownership" over
the University and should therefore
never feel unwelcome or uncomfort-
able because of a guest speaker.
SACUA members said they hope
the University will be more careful
and stringent about enforcing policies
that ensure everyone is given the right
to express an opinion.
John Gobetti, Dental professor and
SACUA vice-chair, said the Universi-
ty must be careful not to kneel to stu-
dents who would rather a speaker not
be allowed to speak.
"You are going to make someone
uncomfortable no matter what," he
said. "Just because they are offensive
does not mean that the University
should not allow them to come."

By Rob Goodspeed
Daily Staff Reporter
DJ Komposit's show was can-
celed abruptly Friday when mem-
bers of Michigamua, which meets
in the building planned for the
show, complained to the proprietor.
Michigamua is a secret society
which lost its meeting space in the
Michigan Union after a sit-in
organized by the Students of Color
Coalition two years ago.
The show, part of Encompass'
after-party, was scheduled to occur
in the Shant, a building owned by
the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity,
located at 611 E. William St.
"I sent out a million emails about
the after party," said Deepa Challa,
a leader of Encompass.
After hearing the party was canceled,
Deepa sent a mass e-mail to explain
why the event had been canceled.
"When I asked DKE if they were
actually allowed to rent out the
house to other groups, such as us
for parties, they replied 'well,
we've never had a problem before,"'
Deepa wrote in the e-mail, which
was sent to hundreds of students.,
David Easlick, executive director
of the national DKE fraternity, said
the members of the University's
chapter pay $50 each semester to
use the building for special cere-
monies and events, but did not have
permission to rent it to other organ-
izations because they do not own it.
"Those kids have no authority to
lease that to anybody," Easlick said.
"To find out that they had done that
two other times ... I was shocked."
Easlick is president of the Ram-
part Lion Foundation, a nonprofit
organization affiliated with the
national DKE fraternity that owns
the Shant.
"Michigamua is paying $1,000 a
month to use it once a week for
meetings," Easlick said.

Easlick said he instructed the
local chapter to cancel the event, or
else "they would lose their charter
and they'd all lose their pins."
Michigamua members had con-
tacted Easlick via e-mail, saying
they were concerned that property
in the building might be damaged.
"If this takes place, I'm sure our
table will get banged up again, and
the (current members) will probably
return to one helluva mess on Mon-
day night," Corey Fernandez, a
Michigamua member, wrote in an e-
mail to the property rental company.
"Part of our lease agreement is
that stuff doesn't get damaged. ...
We just informed the rental compa-
ny we were concerned," Eric Wil-
son, a Michigamua member, said.
Komposit member Roshen Patel
said at an event earlier this semester
at the Shant, (DKE) "told us that
they had spoke to nationals and
they had OK'd it."
Derek Liu, a member of Kom-
posit, said they arranged to rent the
building for $500. He said Kom-
posit had arranged to sign the rental
.contract Friday when Robin Chand,
the president of the local DKE
chapter contacted him.
"He basically told me that,
because the event was so highly
publicized, they had to cancel it,"
Liu said.
The DKE fraternity president
said Encompass and Komposit did
not consult with the fraternity about
the theme of the event and promot-
ed it before they had signed a con-
tract.
"Given the situation, we find that
Encompass and/or Komposit have
misrepresented their role in this
debacle, i.e. they have not taken
responsibility for mistakes that
were theirs, not ours," Robin
Chand, president of the University's
DKE chapter, said in a written
statement.

MARCH 26, 2002

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