Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 16, 2002 - Image 7

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 2002-01-16

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 7

Murder suspect Longo arrives in U.S.;
could get death for killing his family

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) - Christian
Michael Longo, the former Ypsilanti man
accused of killing his wife and three chil-
dren and dumping their bodies into coastal
waters, arrived yesterday night at Portland
International Airport on a commercial flight
from Houston.
Longo was to be transported to the Lin-
coln County Jail in Newport, about a 2 1/2-
hour drive. He scheduled to be arraigned
today on aggravated murder charges.
Longo waived extradition during a brief
appearance in Harris County Court in
Houston yesterday.
"He knew eventually he would have to go
back," said Jeff Ludwin, Longo's court-
appointed attorney in Houston. "He seemed
very alert and was aware of the charges
against him."
Longo will appear at the Lincoln County
courthouse, where he will be charged with
aggravated murder, District Attorney Ber-
nice Barnett said yesterday. The day before,
Barnett said she has decided whether to pur-
sue the death penalty for Longo, but that
she would not announce her decision until
Longo appears in court with a lawyer.
"It's extremely satisfying to have that per-
son caught," Barnett said during a news
conference yesterday.

Longo made little effort to hide his identity,
keeping his hair blond and using the name
"Michael Longo," his middle and last names.

Longo is accused of killing his wife and
three children and ditching their bodies into
coastal inlets between Dec. 19 and Dec. 27.
Longo fled from San Francisco Internation-
al Airport to Mexico on Dec. 27, using a
credit card obtained from a Newport man.
Longo was arrested at a beach camp Sun-
day night in Tulum, a resort town 60 miles
south of Cancun. A Montreal woman
noticed his picture and remembered having
seen him at a hostel in Cancun between
Dec. 27 and Dec. 29.
Longo is charged with aggravated murder
in the deaths of his wife, MaryJane, and chil-
dren, Zachary, 4, Sadie Ann, 3, and Madison,
2. The FBI placed him on the agency's "Ten
Most Wanted Fugitives" list on Friday.
Mexico abolished the death penalty in
1932, and normally does not extradite sus-
pects to the United States if they would face
execution. But after he was arrested, Longo
agreed to leave Mexico voluntarily, said
Charles Mathews, special agent in charge of

the FBI in Oregon.
Longo had since lived in a grass hut at
the Cabanas Santa Fe beach camp in Tulum
with another man who did not know he was
a fugitive, the FBI said. Longo made little
effort to hide his identity, keeping his hair
blond and using the name "Michael Longo,"
his middle and last names.
Longo was taken into custody by about
20 Mexican law enforcement officers and
FBI agents from the U.S. Embassy'in Mexi-
co City. Longo was wearing Bermuda
shorts and tennis shoes, authorities said.
Inside his cabana, police found a credit card
that belonged to his wife, and notes he had
scribbled about local Mayan ruins.
Longo had been staying at the hostel
where the Montreal woman met him, but
Longo left after other guests reported that
some money had been stolen.
Federal agents placed Longo in state cus-
tody for extradition to Oregon. Kesha Handy,
spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in

Houston, said federal agents helped with
Longo's arrest and transport as a courtesy..
Longo, who owned a construction clean-
ing business in Ypsilanti, moved with his
family to the Newport area about three
months before the bodies of his wife and
three children were found in the inlets.
On Dec. 19, a little boy's body was spot-
ted floating in a shallow coastal inlet near
Waldport. No one claimed the child, and
three days later, a little girl was found in the
same place.
On Dec. 24, family members in Michigan
identified the children as Zachary and Sadie
Divers found the bodies of MaryJane and
Madison two days later in a marina in New-
port. Authorities charged Christian Longo
with aggravated murder and launched a
nationwide manhunt.
A Dodge Durango that Longo allegedly
stole from an Oregon car lot was found at
the airport, and Longo had been spotted in
San Francisco twice in late December.
Longo is named in six lawsuits seeking
more than $30,000 and is wanted on two
warrants in Michigan for probation viola-
tion and a larceny charge. When the Longos
moved west last year, they reportedly left
behind $60,000 in debts.

Continued from Page 1.
among University students and would not affect the U.S.
government's actions.
"MSA should only deal with issues that we can directly
impact and change," Nolan said.
"While it is an issue the students feel strongly about, if
MSA would take a stance on every issue students feel
strongly about, we would have 100 resolutions every
week, and all we would do is fight these issues instead of
focusing on what we can change," he added.
LSA Rep. Kristin Harris, co-sponsor of the MSA reso-
lution, said University students should debate U.S. politics
because of the impact government policies have on every-
day life.
"It's a very real political situation, and for us as a body
not to recognize that is foolish," she said.
Regardless of debate over the need for an MSA resolu-
tion regarding Haddad, the issue of his detainment has
generated tremendous local attention.
Last week, the Ann Arbor City Council passed a similar
resolution, and two members of Congress, Rep. Lynn
Rivers (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit),
have spoken out against Haddad's detainment.
While numerous student constituents came to the meet-
ing in support of the resolution, no one opposed Haddad's
right to a fair trial.
LSA senior Eric Feldman was the only constituent who
opposed the resolution.He said the issue of Haddad's trial
is divided between protection of civil rights and national
security, and MSA does not have enough information
about the legal proceedings or constitutional knowledge to
make a judgment.
"You have been asked to interpret the constitution, to try
the U.S. government as if you are a jury," said Feldman.
At the meeting, MSA also passed a resolution providing
funding to the V-Day College Initiative, which on Valen-
tine's Day holds an annual rally against violence to
Continued from Page 1
teamwork between us is going extremely well."
University spokeswoman Julie Peterson said she is not
aware that the Presidential Search Committee will make any
announcements at tomorrow's meeting concerning the
vacancy left by Bollinger, who stepped down Dec. 31.
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich) said the regents
'will have a closed meeting with the Presidential Search
Advisory Committee tomorrow morning to discuss the
search for the next University president.
"I think there is a plan this week for the regents to get
together with the advisory committee for the first time,"
said Regent David Brandon (R-Ann Arbor). "That will be-
an important step forward."
The regents are also going to vote on an addition to the
Bentley-Historical Library, which houses historical records
on the state of Michigan. The addition will add 53,000 lin-
ear feet of shelving and cost an estimated $1 million.
"For quite a while we've been running out of space for
historical University records," said Bentley Library Associ-
ate Director Bill Wallach. "I don't have any way of know-
ing how the regents will vote, but we are hopeful."

Ala. college has
outbreak ofT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - At least 48 people connected to
Spring Hill College have tested positive for tuberculosis less
than three weeks after an African graduate student died of the
disease. More than 500 students, faculty members and others
at the 1,500-student Roman Catholic school were tested Fri-
day, and more positive cases could show up as people get their
results, said Belinda Baggett, a spokeswoman for the city
Health Department. Testing continues this week.
Investigators suspect people testing positive may have con-
tracted the bacteria from Benedict Lenjo, a 28-year-old stu-
dent from Kenya who died Dec. 28 in his dormitory room.
Those who knew Lenjo said he had lost weight, was
chronically fatigued and had a severe cough. He was not
getting any medical treatment and officials said they do not
know how he contracted the disease.
People testing positive for tuberculosis will be given
chest X-rays and antibiotics if further signs of the disease
are found, officials said.

Continued from Page 1
achieve that vision will be provided and
implemented by the appropriate organi-
zations," he added.
Rick Buhr, owner of Good Time
Charley's, agreed that the area has seen
better times. Pointing out the fact that
there is a dearth of retailers, he said
there is currently "no reason for local
people to come here and there's no rea-
son for out-of-towners to come here."
Buhr added that restaurants, which
typically pay higher rents than retailers,
are more attractive to landlords. Also,
the lack of adequate parking has not
helped in recent years.
Bergang noted that the group intends
to "create an overall strategic plan for
the next 20 years that will ensure the
area will be a viable, healthy, commer-
cial district that appeals to all segments
of the population."

UROP students working on the pro-
ject have been pleased with the experi-
ence thus far.
"I definitely believe the project has
allowed me to enhance my business
education," said LSA freshman Savina
"I have found all my long hours in
class really paying off for what is now a
real-life application of solving econom-
ic problems," she said.
Molnar said he expects to conclude
the project at the end of this year with a
public presentation of results and the
publication of a final report. Research
on the South University area began in
Singh added that she hoped to see
"greater economic success and stability
of businesses in the area. If we can
accomplish this, South University will
represent a newly developed 'down-
town' with a welcoming atmosphere for
both residents and visitors of the area."

Continued from Page 1.
as co-director.
"I would describe it as a bump in the
road," Dixon said. "I think the initiative
is all on track."
He said his office window affords a
view of the progress of the construc-
tion on the Life Sciences Institute,
which is op schedule and within bud-
get. The institute facility is expected to
be finished early in the fall semester.
The University is also in the process
of recruiting and hiring faculty for the
"That will go on unabated pretty
much as scheduled," Dixon said.
White said it is not likely Emr's deci-
sion will impact prospective faculty.
He said the $700 million venture holds
a great deal of incentive in itself, and
the University's constant commitment
to the life sciences supplements that.

CHANNEL "it's something
Continued from Page 1
vivor" and "Real World" - are not able that we would keep
to show all facets of the gay community.
"One character can't possibly repre- our eyes open for.
sent the community as a whole. There's
much more of an opportunity with a, - Jeff Wack

People suffering from depression needed for
a research project studying brain chemistry.
Must be 18 to 50, healthy, medication free
including birth control pills and hormones,
non-smoker, with normal sleep-wake cycle.
Evaluation includes physical exam, EKG,
blood work and an interview. Study requires
teo half-days at the hospital, an IV and blood
draws. Compensation: $150. Call 936-4845.
GYMNASTICS: Champion Gymnastics is
hiring recreational/team and cheerleading
coaches. Flexible hours, Fun atmosphere!
Call Dave or Laura @ (734)426-3289.
Camp Pontiac is a premier overnight camp
in NY looking for fun and enthusiastic
individuals to be counselors this summer.
On campus interviews. Monday, Jan. 28th.
Email camppontiac@hotmail.com
to set up an interview.
LOOKING FOR A person that recently
took the GMAT and scored 700 or above to
tutor someone who needs to increase her
score. Pay and tutoring hours are negotiable.
Please call 248-478-4470, if interested.
CITY! Come spend your 2002 summer
working with Mackinac State Historic Parks -
a historic museum and park - in northern
Michigan! We have a variety of fun and
interesting full-time seasonal positions
paying $7.14/hr. with low cost housing at
$95/month. For details call 231-436-4100,
email LINNT@michigan.gov or view web
page www.MackinacParks.com EOE
Now hiring students for flexible night and
weekend schedules. Fun work atmosphere
and great job experience.
Earn $7/br plus nightly bonuses.
Apply online or stop by 611 Church, Ste. 4F.
www.telefund.umich.edu. 998-7420.
Church needs a student to: change light
bulbs, run errands, spot clean, do basic yard
work, etc. Must have own transportation. Be
avail. 2 days/wk Tues.-Sat. anytime between
loam and 5pm 5-15hrs/wk $7.50/hour or
better. 769-4157.
church, Sundays 10 a.m.-12. Must be
reliable, nurturing, non-smoking adult. $8/hr.
Call 995-5688, leave message.
9am-1pm Mon.-Fri for Progressive Mortgage
Co. Located in A2. Close to campus, great
office environment. Job will include
answering phones; and some processing of
mortgage applications. Must be friendly,
courteous, well-spoken, and willing to learn.
Professional attire req. Please email resume
to fcmaa@aol.com or fax to 734-821-0271.
r physically disabled law student. Hrs. vary.

campus mail en route. Other misc. duties. Acapulco's #1 Spring Break Company,
Prefer UM student, familiar with campus and Bianchi-Rossi Tours. Call now for your last
valid drivers license. Must be able to work chance to GO LOCO IN ACAPULCO!
either, Mon-Fri 8-12noon, or Mon-Fri 1-5pm. 1-800-875-4525. Space is limited.
$10/hr. Cal 764-7234. A FREE SPRING BREAK!

We are currently hiring motivated freshman,
sophomore and junior undergraduates to fill
summer mgmt. internship positions.
Compensation: salary of $400.00 per week
plus profit sharing bonus. Positions available
locally and throughout Michigan. No
experience necessary. We will provide full
training and support. Positions are limited.
Application Deadline is Jan. 21, 2002. Act
Today! For more information email:
plevans2001@aol.com 1-800-405-6227.
VOLLEYBALL COACH -for girls' team at
Emerson Middle School in Ann Arbor.
Season is Feb.-Apr. Practices and games are
weekdays after school. Interested persons
should contact Bill Schrock at 665-9005, ext.
213 or bschrock@emerson-school.org.
WAIT PERSON for sorority - reliable.
Great job, great food. $7.50 + food. Call
House Director. 662-3418.
close to campus. 15-20 hrs./wk. morning,
afternoons and occasional wknds. Tues.
& Thurs. 7:30-11:00am Exp., refs., & trans.
req. Price neg. Infant, 3 yrs. and 5 yrs.Call
Donna (734) 332-7921.
FEMALE BABYSITTER preffered for 2
yr. old special needs child. Mon 1-7 p.m. and
other times available.Tricia 433-9982.
NEEDED Daycare provider for 9 & 5 yr. old
children. P/T from 6pm until 8:20am.
P/T NANNY NEEDED for work and
residence in Ann Arbor and Dexter. $8/hr. +
trans. Female perferred. 734-424-0829.
PROFESSIONAL MOM with part-time job
needs sitter for two happy, sweet children
ages 2 and 5 in my Saline home. Exams and
vacations no problem. (734) 944-8228.
WINTER CHILDCARE substitutes: work
according to your schedule. Great job for
psych and education students. Fun job.
Bilingual encouraged. Call St. Paul Early
Childhood Center: 668-0887.

Hottest Destinations/Parties!
Lowest Prices Guaranteed!
Best Airlines/Hotels!
Free Booze/Food!
2 Free Trips on 15 Sales.
Earn Cash! Group Discounts!
Bookonline. www.sunsplashtours.com

whole network to show much more of
what the community is about," Mac-
Donald-Dennis said.
Though MTV officials told The New
York Times that the idea has been tossed
around for years, the announcement of
the idea comes at a time of heightened
support for the LGBT community.
"My guess would be that, in the last
five years especially, there's been more
and more support.... Frankly, (gay pro-
gramming) is better received now than it
has been in the past," MacDonald-Den-
nis said, adding that networks have dis-
covered the LGBT commu-nity is "a
viable market, and we may tune in."
MacDonald-Dennis added there is
one reason why he wouldn't watch the
channel. "If it's just one perspective, as
if we all look and act and think the
same, then I may not tune in," he said.
The support can be seen locally as
well as within the television industry.
At the University, attendance at last
year's annual LGBT Kiss-in Rally broke

Comcast Marketing Manager,
records even as the family of anti-gay
activist Fred Phelps and other members
of the Westboro Baptist Church in
Kansas came to Ann Arbor to protest
homosexuality. In November 2000,
Chris Kolb became the first openly gay
Michigan state legislator when he was
elected to the House of Representatives.
Nationally, "Will and Grace" and
Showtime's original series "Queer as
Folk," about a group of gay and lesbian
friends living in Pittsburgh, both have
loyal fan bases.
"('Queer as Folk') has twice as high a
rating as anything else in prime time on
Showtime" Mark Greenberg, the execu-
tive vice president for business develop-
ment at Showtime, told The New York
-"Will and Grace," aired Thursdays at
8:30 and 9:00 p.m., ranked 10th and
I Ith on last week's Nielsen Media
Research Top 20 chart.

TF EACH.& 5611- IPS

5 yrtrI br ak
Panama City Beach
from $39/night
$21Slwee k
Sandpiper Beacon beach
resort the "fun place"! Home
of the world's longest keg
Drink draft beer all week long
Tiki beach bar
* Entertainment by Boogie
Incorporated- Bikini contests
" Male hard body contests - 31
pools * Lazy river ride water
slide * Huge beachfront - Hot
tub - Mini golf gift shop
Suites up to 10 people.

Acapulco _
Bahama& 4
Gu o a
. ,.
Group discounts available. Call for details!

' Sb E T
www. ststrovel . com

STA Travel
Michigan Union Ground Floor
On Campus contact:
Brian Brazda

One of the best LSAT tutors
in the nation is offering her
first Ann Arbor Workshop
on logic games.
Seating is limited. Call today for
information and screening:
(313) 600-8366
(734) 368-3361
By: Mayssoun Bydon, J.D.
On: Friday, January 25, 2002
GRE students welcome

SPRING BREAK Bahamas Party Cruise! 5
Days $279! Includes Meals & Free Parties!
Awesome Beaches, Nightlife! Departs from
Florida! Cancun & Jamaica $459!

Earn $1,000-$2,000 with the easy Campus-
fundraiser.com three hour fundraising event.
Does not involve credit card applications.
Fundraising dates are filling quickly, so call
today! Contact Campusfundraiser.com at
(888) 923-3238, or visit

Seniors! Do you know what you will be doing
after you graduate?
Apply now and you could be in the Peace Corps this


Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan