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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 8, 2003 - 3

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MSA reps work to strengthen student ties

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Jan. 3, 1943
The School of Business Adminis-
tration created a new fast-track pro-
gram for women to prepare them to
enter the business world quicker.
The program consisted of two
semesters of classes in areas includ-
ing merchandising, accounting and
banking.
At the end of the two semesters,
students would be prepared to take
a job in a business office.
In addition, if they stayed on
another two semesters, they would
receive a bachelors degree in busi-
ness administration.
Jan. 4, 1950
The University announced that a
new men's residence hall would be
built across the street from the Law
Club.
The residence hall, later known as
South Quad, would be eight floors
high and cost $500,000. It would be
completed in September 1951 and
house 1,150 men.
Jan 8, 1992
The Ann Arbor City Council
unanimously passed an ordinance
regarding the use of fake identifica-
tion.
The new penalties for being
caught with a fake ID would now
involve fines and possible commu-
nity service.
Jan. 8, 1983
Former University employee
Arthur Arroyo was sentenced to five
to 10 years in prison after being
found guilty of setting fire to the
Economics Building on Christmas
Eve 1981.
Jan. 9, 1919
A fire partially gutted the Sigma
Phi Epsilon fraternity house at 621
State St.
The blaze started at around 3:15
a.m. Fire inspectors believed it had
been ignited because of a defective
chimney located near a furnace.
Two brothers were sleeping in the
house at the time, but quickly evac-
uated once awakened by firefight-
ers.
Jan. 9, 1958
In a vote of 10 to five with one
abstention, Student Government
Council established a committee to
study progress for removing frater-
nity and sorority entrance restric-
tions.
Jan. 10, 1967
The University announced that up
to $4.3 million, taken from the stu-
dent fees account, would be used to
help build a campus theatre.
This act broke the tradition of
using student funds solely for stu-
dent purposes.
Jan. 10, 1975
ROTC commanding officers at
the University requested help from
the administration to boost their low
membership.
They said a restoration of LSA
credit to ROTC classes that was
eliminated in 1969 would greatly
help the ROTC program.
Jan. 10, 1991
Entree Plus was expanded to
more parts of campus, including
restaurants in the Michigan Union

and North Campus Commons. Pre-
viously, the service had only been
available in University residence
halls.
Jan. 11, 1946
Waiters in the Law Club Dining
Room spontaneously walked out
before the dinner hour.
At the time, they were outraged
that they had been served roast beef
while the rest of the guests were
served steak.
But several waiters later said they
were also upset with the amount of
wages they earned.
Jan. 11, 1963
The federal government selected
the east side of the University's
North Campus as the site for the
U.S. Public Health Service Water
Pollution Control Lab.
The building would cost $2.5 mil-
lion to construct and would become
a center for water pollution in 14
states.
Jan. 11, 1974

Andrew Kaplan
Daily Staff Reporter
In its first meeting of the term, the Michi-
gan Student Assembly discussed ways to
tighten the link between MSA and its con-
stituents, and to escape the stigma that "the
only time (students) see representatives is
when they come around and say 'hey, vote for
me,' during election time," recalled Liz Mul-
lane, MSA treasurer.
"It's important to establish communication
and let students know that MSA serves a pur-
pose," she said.
To carry out this plan, representatives
voted to attend student group meetings and
discussed repeating the airBus service to
Detroit Metro Airport during Spring Break.
On Sunday, airBus coordinators "went to

Members also discuss need to reach out to

campus community through

pet priects"

the airport and made sure people got their
trips home for a considerable, reduced price,"
MSA Communications Committee Chair Pete
Woiwode said yesterday.
During Winter Break, MSA airBus collect-
ed $1,500 by providing low-fare airport trans-
portation to students, and the assembly plans
to pump all its revenue back into bolstering
the service for the spring.
"It's not so much our image as our relationship
with students," MSA Communications Vice
Chair Courtney Skiles said. "It's putting (our rep-
resentatives) in the student life and forcing reps

to do what they were elected to do."
MSA easily passed the motion to pair its
members with student groups. The resolution
stipulated that all representatives "attend one
executive board meeting of a student group"
each semester, as well as "remain in contact
with the ... group."
"It's an easy way for MSA reps to be out
there meeting" groups, Mullane said. "It's
such a simple requirement for what everyone
says they're here to do."
MSA President Sarah Boot emphasized the
need for student outreach, encouraging repre-

sentatives to take on "pet projects" and make
themselves available to students during week-
ly office hours in the Union.
"Just being in the office for an hour would
create a presence," Boot said.
"If they come in and all the lights are off
they'll be like, 'what the heck does MSA do
anyway if they're not even here?"' MSA Vice
President Dana Glassel added.
Several representatives advocated an
activist viewpoint, stating that MSA should
involve itself more heavily in student affairs.
"It's not this assembly's business ... to stay
out of the fray. We should jump right into the
fray," said Peace and Justice Committee
member Jackie Bray.
Finally, MSA voted to provide funds for the
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Associa-
tion social, "Fab: the Remix," in February.

Detroit policeman
severs woman's
finger with knife

Piano men

DETROIT (AP) - Police have
asked prosecutors to file charges
against an officer who cut off the
fingertip of a 45-year-old woman
he was trying to handcuff, the
department said yesterday.
"An internal investigation was
also under way, meaning Officer
Anthony Johnson could face depart-
mental disciplinary action, police
said.
"The department has no policies and
procedures that would cause an officer
to use a knife to make an arrest,"
Deputy Chief Gary Brown said.
"We don't issue knives. We don't
conduct any training that would
involve a knife in the arrest of a
subject."
Officers at the scene early Sun-
day said Joni Gullas was resisting
arrest. But Gullas told the Detroit
Free Press that she thought she was
being carjacked.
According to police, Gullas' fin-
gertip was severed when Johnson
used a 4-inch utility knife to cut off
the sleeve of her oversized coat so
he could put her left hand in the
handcuffs.
Johnson has been placed on desk
duty. Detroit police said a warrant
request was sent to the Wayne
County prosecutor's office, though
the office saidit had not seen the
request late yesterday afternoon.
Gullas has not been charged with
a crime.
According to police reports,
Johnson and two other plainclothes
officers on a breaking and entering
task force were riding in an
unmarked car when they noticed
Gullas' van in a bar parking lot.
Gullas, of Detroit, said she was
waiting for friends when a car
pulled up and someone shined a
spotlight in her face.
A man approached, said he was the
police and demanded her identifica-
tion. Gullas said she could make out
only a silhouette and asked the man for
police identification.
"I just thought I was getting
hijacked right then and there," she said.
Johnson approached the window
and demanded Gullas' license. He

"The department
has no policies and
procedures that
would cause an
officer to use a
knife to make an
arrest"
- Gary Brown
Deputy chief, Detroit Police
Department
wrote that she refused and smelled
of alcohol.
Johnson wrote that he reached
inside to open the door, but Gullas
pinned his hand with her knee and
began moving the car backward.
Johnson wrote that he hit her in the
face, opened the door and pulled
her onto the pavement while she
violently resisted.
He cuffed her right hand but
couldn't get to her left hand. He
pulled on her coat sleeve, and she
pulled her hand inside, he wrote.
Gullas denied doing that and said
the sleeves on the coat normally
hang over her hands.
Concerned that she might be
reaching for a weapon, Johnson
pulled out the knife and cut the
sleeve off, he wrote.
He severed her left ring finger at
the top knuckle and deeply cut her
middle finger, she said. The finger-
tip was later recovered but could
not be reattached.
The U.S. Justice Department
launched a civil-rights probe of the
Detroit Police Department in
December 2000 and has been inves-
tigating allegations including exces-
sive use of force and mistreatment
of prisoners.
The department has since revised
its use of force policies and said in
a statement yesterday that it "hopes
to send a strong message to the
community that officer misconduct
will not be tolerated."

SARAH PAUP/Daily
Music Prof. Stephen Lusmann (center) leads the semi-annual auditions for the University's Men's
Glee Club yesterday in the Michigan League.
Man pleads no contest in 1986
rape, murer o lnt provost

FLINT (AP) - A man accused of raping and killing a
University of Michigan-Flint provost and music professor
has pleaded no contest in the case.
Jeffrey Gorton, 40, of Vienna Township, had been
scheduled to go on trial yesterday before Genesee Coun-
ty Circuit Judge Archie Hayman for the 1986 slaying of
Margarette Eby, 55.
Instead, he entered the plea Monday to charges of first-
degree premeditated murder, felony murder and first-degree
criminal sexual conduct.
Gorton will be sentenced Feb. 6. A no contest plea is not
an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing
purposes.
Defense attorney Philip Beauvais II told Hayman he
tried to dissuade Gorton from pleading, The Flint Jour-
nal reported.
"I've been an attorney for 24 years and represented some
people charged with the most heinous crimes, and never in
my wildest dreams would I ever believe (Gorton) would
enter a plea on first-degree murder," he said.
Genesee County Prosecutor Arthur Busch called Gorton's
plea "highly unusual."

"After these many years, the family of Mrs. Eby and the
Flint community can have closure to one of its most shock-
ing and brutal murders," he said.
Eby's raped and nearly decapitated body was found in her
Flint bedroom on Nov. 9, 1986.
Gorton is already serving three life sentences for the mur-
der and rape of Northwest Airlines flight attendant Nancy
Ludwig. ,
Ludwig's body was found in a hotel room Feb. 17, 1991,
near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Like Eby, she had been
bound and gagged before her throat was slashed.
Gorton was arrested last year after police say they
matched his DNA to samples found at both murder sites.
Beauvais said Gorton's decision to plead in the Eby case
was based partly on the previous conviction and partly on
the desire to spare his family from the trial.
Eby's son, Mark Eby, said the family also is grateful to be
spared from the testimony.
"We had discussed how much of it we would listen to,
and it's a blessing we don't have to relive it in that level of
detail," said Mark Eby, 50, of Macomb County's Shelby
Township.

Women likely to sleep too little

ANN ARBOR (AP) - Women
generally don't get enough sleep,
says a University of Michigan spe-
cialist.
For most women, the problem is
poor sleep hygiene, such as not
relaxing before bedtime. But other
women may suffer serious sleep dis-
orders, such as apnea.
"Sleep problems are pretty common
in women," said Beth Malow, an asso-
ciate professor of neurology and direc-
tor of the General Clinical Research
Center Sleep Program at the University
Health System.
"I think as women get older, they

have more problems with their sleep.
And, at various times in a woman's
life, whether it's when a woman
starts menstruation, gets pregnant,
or begins menopause, there are dif-
ferences in sleep," she said in a
recent statement.
National Sleep Foundation figures
show nearly 40 million American men
and women suffer from sleep disor-
ders, but more women are affected.
Not getting enough sleep can
result in daytime sleepiness,
increased accidents, lapses in con-
centration and health problems.
Insomnia, which makes it difficult

to fall asleep or stay asleep, is the most
common sleep disorder in women. A
sleep foundation poll shows 53 percent
of women aged 30 to 60 have trouble
sleeping often or always. It's often
cyclical, Malow said.
"For a few nights, you don't sleep
well, so you take a nap and that
interferes with sleep at night. Then
you might start using caffeine to
stay awake at night and that keeps
you up. And then you might start
looking at the clock every hour and
not able to fall asleep because you
start conditioning yourself not to
sleep," she said.

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