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LOCAL/STATE

Not so wooly anymore

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 3A
Bush proposal would
alter welfare reforms

DPS investigates
spree of vehicle
vandalism

The Department of Public Safety is
continuing its investigation into a rash
of vandalism that began in the Church
Street Parking Structure over the
weekend but appears to have ended
Sunday night.
Within that period, six cars were van-
dalized, including four with punctured
tires and one with two broken windows.
The most recent victim reported Sun-
day night that two of her vehicle's tires
had been punctured and two of the win-
dows broken with an unknown object.
DPS reports state the first incident
occurred sometime between 10 p.m.
Friday and 12:40 a.m. Saturday. The
next four incidents occurred between
11 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The
final incident occurred between 4 and
8 p.m. Sunday. All of the cars were
parked between the structure's third
level and the roof.
"We have the same type of crime in
the same time span; however, no wit-
nesses have been identified," DPS Lt.
Robert Neumann said. "It appears to
be random. They do not appear to be
targeting certain individuals or certain
vehicles."
DPS has no suspects, he added.
Motorist driving
under suspended
license arrested
DPS officers arrested a person Mon-
day afternoon on an outstanding bench
warrant. The person, who had a sus-
pended license, was caught driving
illegally on Kipke Drive and was taken
to the Washtenaw County Jail.
Excessive force
in wrestling leads
to nose injury
A patient in University Hospital with
a wounded nose Monday said the injury
occurred during a wrestling match
between himself and a friend, who acci-
dentally struck him in the head. The
patient evidently told DPS officers
responding to the incident that he did not
wish to file a report against his friend.
Camera stolen
from -Natural
Science Building
A 35mm Nikon camera and lens were
reportedly stofen from ai' office in the
Kraus Natural Science Building on
North University Avenue sometime
between 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and 8 a.m. Jan.
15. According to the DPS crime log,
there were no signs of forced entry.
DPS officers did not receive a call
about the stolen camera until Monday
afternoon. They have no suspects.
Slip-and-fall puts
victim in hospital
A caller reported Sunday night that a
person had slipped and fallen near the
Frieze Building on State Street. The
person was injured and requested
transportation to the hospital. Huron
Valley Ambulance, DPS and a Fire
Rescue squad all responded to the inci-
dent, DPS reports state.
Patient reports
foreign substance
in gumball
A patient at University Hospital
called DPS Sunday night to ask about a
substance that may have been inside a
gumball purchased at a Chili's Restau-
rant. DPS officers turned the case over
to the Ann Arbor Police Department,
DPS reports state.

Wallet kept in
unlocked drawer
turns up missing
A University Hospital employee
reported Monday that an unknown per-
son allegedly stole her wallet from her
purse, which was in an unlocked drawer
in her office. The wallet contained $20
and credit cards. The victim said the
theft occurred sometime between 1 and
2:30 p.m. that day. DPS has no suspects.
In an unrelated incident, DPS officers
received another phone call Monday
from a woman wanting to report a larce-
ny from the Clinical Delivery Building
at 3621 State St. The woman claimed
her purse had been stolen, but then dis-
covered she had only left it at home.
--Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Maria Sprow

High school students Oliver Levin-Foopman, Justine Anthony and Alex Herold
complete a project beneath a giant mastadon skeleton in the Ruthven Museum.
Grads compete with
MSU in gift-giving

By Allison Yang
Daily Staff Reporter
President Bush's budget plans are affecting
every aspect of American society, including
programs such as welfare reform that may
need financial support the most, said Gordon
Berlin, senior vice president of work, com-
munity and economic security at Manpower
Demonstration Research Corporation.
Berlin spoke yesterday about state pro-
grams' accomplishments in welfare reform
and how future federal plans may not ade-
quately support these successful programs.
MDRC is a non-profit organization that seeks to
influence welfare policy.
Presenting programs from states such as
Oregon, Minnesota and Connecticut, Berlin
separated states that focus on a "work-first"
approach from others that focus on an "educa-
tion-first" approach. While both individual
approaches were more successful than the con-
trol group, he said, programs similar to Port-
land's that mix these approaches worked
dramatically better.
But Berlin said Bush's plans, which establish
standards that welfare programs must follow, dis-
courage state efforts.
"Nothing in the new law is helping state reform.
They are creating a public policy against state pro-
grams that have been proven to work," he said.
Some University students were unaware of state
welfare reform plans like the ones Berlin spoke
about until they attended yesterday's lecture.
LSA senior Hung Lin said he enjoys such
forums because he can learn about current issues
and ideas from professional speakers.
"These talks are invaluable to us. You don't
have to be someone special to attend these -
anyone can. While some professors lecture

from textbooks 10 years old, we can listen to
lectures about current issues outside of the
classroom," Lin said.
"This talk informed me of things I wasn't aware
of before. I didn't really know a lot about what's
going on or with Bush's policies and states trying to
improve employment," LSA sophomore Carolyn
Huang said.
Berlin was critical of Bush's plan, which he said
includes enforcing a requirement that 70 percent of
welfare recipients work at least,40 hours a week,
providing limited training for the first three months
and promoting marriage.
"Bush wants to limit training programs to three
months, but it takes six for true improvement, as
shown by Portland's welfare reform program,"
Berlin said.
The 40-hour work week requirement will force
states to abandon the programs that have been so
successful in the past, Berlin added. This will
involve starting completely new welfare programs,
and the startup phase has always been the hardest
part, he said.
"I don't actually think this debate in D.C. has
anything to do with 2002 or 2003. When the world
is fundamentally different than it was many years
ago, it's disappointing to see people haven't realized
it," Berlin said.
The National Poverty Center sponsored the lec-
ture, titled, "What Have We Learned from Welfare
to Work Studies?"
"This talk is one in a series the National
Poverty Center is putting on this term," said
Todd Bartko, program manager at the Nation-
al Poverty Center. "We are trying to bring in
people with expertise related with poverty
research and welfare reform in our effort to
help educate all of us here and keep dialogue
with researchers in this area all over the
country,"

By Lauren Hodge
Daily Staff Reporter
Each year, graduating seniors have the oppor-
tunity to show their appreciation for the school of
their choice. At the end of April, 10 of the Uni-
versity's schools will present individual senior
class gifts based on the participation and funding
provided by graduating students.
Now in its third year, the race for the largest
participation rate against Michigan State Univer-
sity competitors heats up as more students con-
tribute funding to the class gift. Though the
University of Michigan has lagged behind in the
annual competition for the past two years, Michi-
gan Telefund Program Manager Angie Nordquist
said Michigan State may be in for a surprise.
"In the last couple of years, we've really fallen
short in total class participation. But this year, I
think we're really going to give them a run for
their money," Nordquist said.
Students' contributions in the past have helped
supply state-of-the-art computer equipment,
scholarships and various student programs
around campus. Nordquist said about 30 percent
of graduating seniors help give back to the school
annually and usually raise between $35,000 and
$40,000.
Similar to the annual Blood Battle against
Ohio State Universffy, students will coipete
against each other for the highest base rate of

student participation. The winners will not be
selected on the total amount of donations
because the University's senior class is consid-
erably larger than that of its competitor. Tele-
fund employee Georry Dietrich, who has
worked with the program for three years, said
the competition is a healthy one.
"If you announce a competition against MSU,
more people will want to donate," he said.
"Knowing that we're fighting against our rivals is
a great way to show school spirit and fight toward
a good cause."
The assistant dean of each school must decide
what the school needs and how the money can
best be spent. Four departments have chosen class
gifts for the 2003 graduating class -- the School
of Education, the School of Literature, Science &
the Arts and the School of Engineering. The
remaining schools have yet to decide where to
spend their money.
The School of Engineering plans to donate a
pool table to the Student Commons on North
campus with the $800 raised by their students.
The LSA department will fund student support
and new student scholarships.
Telefund coordinators will try to increase
their support by phoning and e-mailing gradu-
ating students at the beginning of March.
Seniors can easily register to pledge online at
www.senio'lassgigfoig and have until April 30
to show their support.

CONTRACEPTION
Continued from Page 1A
treatments and hormone injections.
Jarrett added that when used correctly and all
the time, non-emergency contraception methods
are extremely effective.
Kane-Low also discussed the lack of informa-
tion about emergency options. "Even when you
make very informed choices and do the best you
can, contraception can fail," she said. "Knowl-
edge is the key to more effective contraception."
She added that "almost 20 percent of women
use a contraceptive method that fails 50 percent
of the time."
Student Health Advisory Council member Vera
Slywynsky said that among some of the nation's
top universities, "other schools are more progres-
sive (than the University of Michigan) in contra-
ception."
UHS has been trying to change that, Slywyn-

sky added, by educating the university communi-
ty and making emergency contraceptives avail-
able to students.
"Over the last year, UHS has changed its poli-
cy on dispensing" the pills, Ernst said. She
explained that they are available to students
through a UHS prescription and on a walk-in
basis.
Slywynsky added that keeping a prescription of
emergency contraceptive is wise so students "can
be prepared, just in case," especially since UHS is
not open on the weekends when emergencies may
be more likely to occur.
Mike Ward, LSA senior and member of Stu-
dents for Choice, said that he found the presenta-
tion informative.
"I'm pleased with the way UHS is responding
to and handling" emergency contraception, he
added. "They've made some good decisions this
year and I hope that we will continue to see more
progressive decisions."

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