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The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 7, 2003 - 3A

Good news

Thousands drawn to Hash Bash

Rock breaks window
in Hutchins Hall

According to the Department of
Public Safety, malicious destruction
of property occurred at Hutchins
Hall on Saturday evening.
An officer discovered that an
unknown subject had broken the
windows in room 132 of the build-
ing. The officer also found a rock
inside the room underneath the win-
dows, which is suspected to be the
instrument of destruction. DPS has
no suspects at this time.
Child damages
Crisler Arena
ventilation grate
DPS reports state that a ventila-
tion grate was damaged at Crisler
Arena Saturday evening. A small
child was reported to have damaged
the grate during the Ann Arbor Pow
Wow. A report was filed, but no
serious damages occurred.
Pedestrian hit by
errant driver at
Fletcher carport
A hit-and-run traffic accident
occurred at the Fletcher Road car-
port Friday morning. DPS reports
state a pedestrian was struck by a
car as it entered the carport. The
driver of the car failed to stop after
the accident.
The victim of the accident sus-
tained minor injuries and did not
need medical attention. DPS offi-
cers later located the suspect's vehi-
cle in the carport.
Disruptive student
tries to steal bag,
fails in attempt
An attempted larceny from a
building occurred at Angell Hall on
Friday afternoon. DPS reports state
that a subject entered an Angell
Hall classroom, became disruptive
and tried to steal a bag from another
student. Another student prevented
the subject from taking the bag.
Subject breaks into
office, assaults 'U'
staff member
A non-aggravated assault was
-3 Arg M the NorJpJWal, Jt
ing on Thursday morning. A staff
member reported to DPS officers
that she found a male subject in her
office, rummaging through her
belongings. Two other staff mem-
bers attempted to follow the subject,
who assaulted one of these staff
members.
The victim did not sustain any
injuries. DPS took the suspect into
custody for assault and attempted
larceny.
Wallet stolen
from Tisch Hall,
credit card used
A larceny was reported at Tisch
Hall on Thursday afternoon. DPS
jports state that a wallet was
reported stolen from a faculty
office. One of the credit cards in the
wallet was used to make off-campus
purchases. DPS has no suspects at
this time.
Trespasser found
asleep in lounge
A trespasser was discovered at
University Hospital late Thursday
night. According to DPS reports,
the subject was found sleeping in a

lounge area. DPS arrested the tres-
passer on outstanding warrants and
cited him for trespassing.
Subject arrested
for throwing
clipboards
A disorderly subject was arrested at
the Dental School on Wednesday after-
noon. A staff member at the school
reported to DPS that an angry subject
was throwing clipboards and causing
general disorder in the area of the first
floor lobby. DPS arrested the subject
on several outstanding warrants and
cited him for trespassing.
Fire alarm pulled,
students cited for
alcohol possession
Several students were cited for
liquor law violations at South Quad
Residence Hall late Thursday night.
DPS was notified that the fire alarm

One arrested for marijuana
possession, three cited for
youth tobacco misdemeanors
at frigid Hash Bash festival
By Elizabeth Anderson
Daily StaffReporter
Hash Bash, the annual Ann Arbor rally
to support the legalization of marijuana,
was in full force Saturday afternoon,
drawing a crowd that event organizers
estimated reached 3,000 to 4,000 people.
Carrying signs declaring "Hemp for
Peace" and "Smoke pot not Iraq," commu-
nity members, University students and
out-of-town participants protested both
the war on drugs and the war on Iraq at
the 32nd annual event.
Traditional festivities included the rally
at noon on the Diag and an after-party on
Monroe Street.
Some participants wore necklaces of
plastic hemp leaves, while others dressed
up in costumes - including a self-pro-
claimed "Jointmann."
"A lot of people dress up because they
like the anonymity," said event organizer

Adam Brook.
Brook, who also served as the master of
ceremonies for the event, said Hash Bash
was well attended despite the cold weather
and snow, although he said warmer tem-
peratures would have drawn a larger
crowd.
"The University can try to stop us, the
city can try to stop us, the federal govern-
ment can try to stop us, the state can try
to stop us, but nobody screws us like
Mother Nature," Brook, an Ann Arbor
resident, said.
This year's event also saw a low number
of arrests for possession of marijuana,
which Brook said was unlike previous
years.
"We've taken extraordinary steps to
prevent arrests," he said.
"We get the crowd to sit down (on the
Diag) and then the cops can't get by
because there's a wall of people, which is
good because there were hundreds and
hundreds of people smoking pot," he
added.
Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stacy
Richmond said only one participant was
arrested for possession of marijuana, a
misdemeanor that could include penalties

of one year in jail or a $2,000 fine under
state law.
Additionally, DPS cited three partici-
pants for youth tobacco misdemeanors and
two vendors for violating city solicitation
ordinances.
A youth tobacco violation is "like a
ticket," Richmond said. "They could get
90 days in jail, but it usually turns out to
be a fine."
Richmond added that the vendors were
each fined $50 and ticketed, but declined
to say what they were selling.
Ann Arbor Police Department Sgt.
Laura Anderson said the AAPD did not
arrest or cite anyone as a result of Hash
Bash. All arrests and citations took place
on the Diag.
Brook said he was displeased that anti-
war protesters met on the Diag at the same
time, and was disappointed that anti-war
activists never support the Hash Bash
efforts.
"There's been a war on drugs for longer
than a war on terrorism or a war on Sad-
dam (Hussein)," he said.
Brook expressed pride in the force and
attendance of Hash Bash. "This is the largest
rally on campus," he said.

Good News, the University's Christian A cappella
group, performs their spring concert.

Relay for Life raises money for cancer research

By Katie Glupker
Daily Staff Reporter

Some people run for exercise. Some people
walk for fun. Some people do both to cure cancer.
About 800 students braved the cold at Palmer
Field on Saturday and Sunday to participate in
Relay for Life, a 24-hour event to raise money
and awareness for cancer research. In its inaugu-
ral year at the University, students raised more
than $80,000 for the American Cancer Society.
The event was both social and somber. Several
bands and musical groups came to provide a fun
atmosphere, and other activities such as midnight
basketball helped participants pass the time.
A special emphasis was placed on honoring
cancer survivors and remembering those who lost
their lives to the disease. From 9 to 9:30 p.m. on

Saturday night, the relay paused for a ceremony
and time of reflection.
The Luminaria ceremony involved the track
being lined with candlelit bags, each with the
name of either a survivor or a victim. The Lumi-
naria bags also spelled HOPE on the hill above
the field and formed a heart.
"There were some tears, and there was lots of
emotion," said Rackham student Krista Powers, a
cancer survivor. She added that during the Lumi-
naria ceremony, all the participants walked two laps
together - one to honor cancer survivors, and one
to remember those who died.
Several cancer survivors were invited to
address the participants and share their personal
stories. "It was a beautiful, supportive environ-
ment - being able to tell people I had cancer and
seeing their reactions," Powers said.

"It was a beautiful, supportive environment - being able to
tell people I had cancer and seeing their reactions.'
- Krista Powers
Cancer survivor

Listening to peers share their stories helped
make students more aware of the nearness and
reality of cancer. "Hearing that kind of thing just
makes you realize how fortunate you are," said
Kate Cegelias, LSA senior and publicity chair for
the event.
Student teams demonstrated their commitment
to fighting cancer in the bitter cold and into the
early daylight hours. LSA junior Yael Zohar was
captain of the MRUN team, which won the Most

Motivated Team award. She said her team trained
for the relay for two months, and ran over 175
miles on Saturday. "The whole process has been
inspiring," she added.
LSA senior Henna Tirmizi walked from 3 to 5
a.m. and said she struggled to keep warm in the
cold. She added that the night was a good time to
think about the people who battle cancer. "Your
heart goes out to them - you feel in awe of their
strength," Tirmizi said.

CONTRACT-
Continued from Page JA
relationships," referring to the proposed task-
force that will bring forth guidelines.
One of the four contracts the University holds
with Morgan expires in June. Two other expire in
September, but the contract to provide services
for. the Business School's Executive Residence
does not expire until November 2004.
Peterson said SOLE members had an impor-
tant impact on the relationship between the
University and Morgan. "The strong letter of
non-refgl am,.,ppJMorgpnand thepeatiol1 f,
taskforce are important accomplishments that
would have not been proposed by Coleman
without the students' voices," Peterson said.
Lee said the taskforce might be dominated
by the interests of the administration.

"Although I'm still positive about the task-
force, Coleman will be appointing the mem-
bers and the student representative will be
chosen through (the Michigan Student Assem-
bly)," Lee said.
Morgan Chief Executive Officer Richard
Senior has not yet responded to the letter. But
Senior has previously said that SOLE misrepre-
sented the working conditions at the Toledo,
Ohio plant, like poor health insurance.
Karen Burnett, an international representa-
tive of the .United Needletrade, Industrial and
Textile Employees, which represents the Toledo
,Workers, sadl~ she, Was,,pesed by the Universi-
ty's action.
"The University is taking a stand in the fight
that the company that should be treating its
workers better," Burnett said. "It's a good mes-
sage to the workers, too."

JOBS
Continued from Page 1A
because war-generated uncertainties keep busi-
nesses from spending, and it seems more jobs
will be cut - especially in the airline industry,
troubled by war and the outbreak of the Severe
Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Asia.
The airline industry was first hit by the Sept.
11 attacks, which made people more hesitant to
fly due to possible terrorist hijacking. It is now
further dampened by the war in Iraq, as it forces
many uncertain travelers to either postpone or
cancel their trips.
"There has certainly been a drop off in
booking to Europe, and areas obviously that
are in the region where the conflict is current-
ly taking place," STA Travel manager Charlie
Corbin said.

All these negative factors have already forced
several airlines to lay off thousands of employ-
ees in recent years.
Last week, the World Health Organization
asked travelers to cancel trips to many cities in
Asia where the deadly communicable SARS dis-
ease that has thus far killed more than 70 people
was originally found. The outbreak of the lethal
flu scared people from air travel, and several
carriers such as British Airways have canceled
flights to Hong Kong - where more than 700
people have been infected with the disease.
These precautions will further reduce profits for
an already sluggish airline industry, and may
spark a new wave of layoffs.
Corbin said current ticket sales are 10 to 15
percent below expectations and he expects the
decline in booking to persist if the war continues
and the SARS outbreak worsens.

POW WOW
Continued from Page 1A
America: honor, respect, tradition
and generosity.
"Throughout the year, we honor
our ancestors, our elders, and our
families with each step that we take
on our journey," NASA said in a
written statement.
Every Pow Wow starts with the
Grand Entry, when dancers line up
behind the Head Veteran, Flag Car-j
riers, Head Dancers and Princesses
from different communities.
The dancers' colorful clothing is
known as regalia. The regalia is all
handmade and differs based on
dance styles.
Sam Necklace, a Sioux Indian
participating in the Pow Wow, said
the event raises awareness of Native
American culture.
"I came because I like to dance,"
Necklace, a high school junior from
Ohio said. "It is important to keep
the culture going. More people
learn about Native American culture
(through Pow Wow), so that it's not
forgotten."
Sonya Maasz, a resident of Ohio
who came with her family, said this
was her first time at the Pow Wow.
"It's part of America that I've
never thought about. I feel that this
is very important and it's also for
understanding. What I'm looking
for are commonalities (between cul-
tures). I'm just learning," Maasz
said.
"Pow Wow also serves as a time
for all our families to come to visit
and have a good time," Fox said.
"We meet up with old friends and
make many new ones. It also
strengthens our cultural ties and
reminds us of our responsibilities to
give back to our community."
The history of Native Americans
and the University goes back to
1817, when the school was founded
in Detroit on land ceded by the
Native Americans. Native Ameri-
cans ceded a total of 3,840 acres of
land.
The University moved to Ann
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