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January 15, 2002

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take custody

of Haddad

Detained local Muslim man
is again held in an undisclosed
location while awaiting transfer.
By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter
Members of the Muslim community were
angered yesterday by news that Rabih Haddad
was moved by the U.S. Marshals Service from
the Monroe County Jail Friday, where he was
being held by the Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service on charges of an expired visa.
Lou Stock, of the U.S. Marshals Service,

which is currently holding Haddad at an undis-
closed location, confirmed that Haddad will
soon be transferred to Chicago, but declined to
comment on any details of the case.
Nazih Hassan, vice president of the Muslim
Community Association of Ann Arbor and a
close friend of Haddad's, said it is most likely
that Haddad will be transferred to Chicago for
a possible closed appearance in front of a
grand jury.
Haddad, co-founder of the Global Relief
Foundation, an Islamic charity with suspected
terrorist ties, was first taken into custody by
INS on Dec. 14.
Immigration Judge Elizabeth Hacker denied

bond for Haddad at the two bond hearings he
has already had. At Haddad's last hearing in
Detroit on Jan. 2, Haddad supporters were
kept 20 feet away from the courthouse by
Hacker's denial of bail created some rancor
within the Muslim community, many of whose
members feel that Haddad, a husband and
father, should have received bond.
"It just makes me wonder what happened to
due process," said Engineering junior Omar
Khalil, a member of the Muslim Student Asso-
Khalil added that if there is reasonable evi-
dence that Haddad is guilty of a crime, he

"If people have a right to a speedy trial, that is
definitely not the case here"
- Irfan Shuttari
LSA sophomore

should have bail and a trial date set, but if he
is not, then he should be released immediately.
"If people have a right to a speedy trial, that
is definitely not the case here," LSA sopho-
more Irfan Shuttari said.
In order to clear up misunderstandings that
students may have about Haddad's case and

the controversy surrounding it, the Students
Allied for Freedom and Equality group will be
hosting a symposium tomorrow night at 7:30.
Representative Lynn Rivers (D-Ann Arbor)
and the president of Michigan chapter of The
American Civil Liberties Union, Mike Stein-
berg, will be hosting the event.

'U' honored
for helping

By Jennifer Misthal
Daily Staff Reporter
After recycling more than 3,600 tons
of waste material last year, the Universi-
ty was recognized for its efforts in envi-
ronmental protection by the National
Recycling Coalition yesterday.
The University was recognized for
being a forerunner in waste manage-
ment. While most institutions recycle
only 18 to 20 percent of their waste, 30
percent of the University's waste is
recycled at the Material Recovery
Facility operated by the city of Ann
Arbor. The University is also home to
the largest fleet of alternative energy
"We're a leader} in a lot of areas, but
there is still room to improve and gain
more," said Terry Alexander, the Uni-
versity director of Occupational Safety
and Environmental Health.

The main focus of OSEH is to better
the health and safety of the University
community and raise the amount of
environmental stewardship through the
implementation of earth-friendly initia-
When Alexander reported on
OSEH's progress in 2001 at the Uni-
versity Board of Regents meet last
month, he said the regents showed
only support for the program.
"OSEH encourages the administra-
tion to look at ways to save nonrenew-
able resources. We should always be
looking at creative new ways to make
a positive impact," said Regent Olivia
Maynard (D-Goodrich). "The Univer-
sity needs to continue to do all that it
can to assist in environmental issues.
It's really important."
The University implemented pro-
grams to increase environmental

Interim University President B. Joseph White speaks with Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs Chair Moji Navaab yesterday as Vice-Chair Jack Gobetti
looks on.
Wite tclscampus fiances

Interin president hopes to keep
tuition down, even an recession

By Lisa Hoffman
Daily Staff Reporter

After walking with his wife through the
vacant President's House on South University
Avenue twice this weekend, interim President B.
Joseph White said he knew the University would
make it through the upcoming period of eco-
nomic constraints.

"When you walk through the house and read
the University history, and ask, well can we get
through this period well and wisely, the answer
is yes," White said yesterday at the Senate
Advisory Committee on University Affairs
weekly meeting.
To avoid tuition hikes, White said officials
need to find an intersection between what the
University needs to do to avoid financial prob-

lems and the responsibility of the University to
keep tuition reasonable and the budget low.
"We're not going to get any help from the
state this year, and the other major source of
revenue is tuition," White said, emphasizing
that faculty and staff have a responsibility to
maintain academic excellence, while lessening
the burden on students.
"Clearly, the next few years are going to be
the hardest in a decade," White said. "I don't
think we can simply resolve the state budget by
raising tuition."
Despite financial constraints, White said he
hopes to make some significant changes.
"My philosophy is to accomplish something
See SACUA, Page 3

* A budget cut effects still unclear

By Louis Meizilsh
Daily Staff Reporter

The city of Ann Arbor will be mak-
ing a series of tough decisions in the
coming months as the city administra-
tion will most likely be reorganized,
and the budgets of several departments
may have to be cut.
The effects of these cuts on Univer-
sity students and other city residents is
unclear. Officials have given contrast-
ing statements as to how students will

be affected.
The city currently faces a budget
deficit of $1.6 million for the present
fiscal year and needs to cut $3 million
from the budget of the coming fiscal
year, which begins July 1.
Councilman Michael Reid (R-2nd
Ward) offered a somewhat pessimistic
spin on the budget woes. Reid said he
doesn't "think it's responsible to say
we can deliver the same level of ser-
vice for $3 million less."
However, interim City Administra-

tor Ronald Olson said structural
changes in city government and
improved efficiency may dampen the-
effects of budget cuts.
"We might be able to deliver the ser-
vices in a more efficient manner,
which means (the budget cuts) may
not have a lot of impact on what we
do," he said.
The reason for the shortages is not
the expansion of city bureaucracy,
rather the growth of expenditures that
the city cannot control, such as med-

ical insurance for city employees as
well as liability insurance, which are
expected to face increases of more
than 20 percent, Olson said. Another
reason is an expected $218,000 reduc-
tion in revenue sharing funds from the
state, which is also making cuts as it
tries to balance its own budget, he
Like all other cities, Ann Arbor is
required by state law to have a bal-
anced budget. Plans for the next fiscal
See CITY, Page 3

Survey indicates teen
.smoking decreasing

LSA sophomore David Adler stares at a simulated tornado inside the Ann Arbor
Hands-On Museum yesterday.
Teach for Amenca
founder visits'U

By Karen Schwartz
Daily StaffReporter

Smoking is losing its fire among
teenagers nationwide, according to a
recently released study on cigarette
use by eighth to 12th graders.
The survey said teen smoking rates
have dropped for the second consecu-
tive time, falling 28 percent since 1997
and 19 percent since 1999.
The downward trend could be attrib-
uted to education and health promo-
tion programs in schools - and
communities, said Carol Tucker,
health education coordinator at Uni-
versity Health Services.
She said UHS offers clinicians who
speak to smokers about smoking
behavior and provides a "quit kit" with
tips for quitting.

not smoke, Tucker added.
Tucker also said she is working with
housing to try to make residence halls
smoke-free, and is looking forward to
providing an online smoking cessation
program to make quitting more conve-
nient and to provide students with at-
home encouragement.
She added that the online program
will be tailored to each individual
smoker and will provide online mes-
saging, similar to counseling.
"We have seen a huge change soci-
etally in how people perceive smok-
ing," she said. "They perceive it less
and less as an activity that is glam-
orous, attractive and intriguing and
we'd like to continue that trend.
. "At the same time, it's an ongoing
battle," she said. "I don't think there's
any magic bullet to fight smoking and

By Matt Weston
For the Daily
Engineering junior Andre Echols
said the education he received at
his Detroit high school was far
from adequate.
Echols was one of about 75 stu-
dents who gathered in the Pendle-
ton Room of the Michigan Union to
hear a presentation by Wendy
Kopp, the founder of Teach for
America, a corps program designed
to address what "needs to be
changed" in public education.
"In rural and urban areas, nine-
year-olds are reading three grades
behind kids in high-income com-

different way."
Teach for America recruits col-
lege graduates to teach in urban
and rural public schools for two
years. Sites range from the Rio
Grande Valley to Washington D.C.
and address the districts:with the
most economic need. These dis-
tricts are often understaffed and
have large class sizes.
Most students in the program are
"searching for ways to assume a
significant responsibility to enable
you to have significant social
imphct," Kopp said.
The program's selection process
is rigorous. Prior leadership experi-
ence and advanced skills in prob-

A Nursing student stubs out her cigarette in an ashtray on Washington Street

lem being solved in the near future, so
it will continue and we need to contin-
ue to fight."
University Students Against Cancer
also provides outreach programs serv-
ing the University and Ann Arbor

local elementary school students of the
dangers of smoking and to help pro-
vide high school juniors and seniors
with information and methods for
quitting smoking if they've already
started, USAC Internal Vice President


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