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October 7, 2002
02002 The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Vol. CXIII, No. 25

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Larcenies, narcotics violations increase

a Liquor law violations and
on-campus weapons offenses
also increase
By Jeremy Berkowitz
and Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporters
The Department of Public Safety released
its annual crime safety report for 2001 last
week. The report broke down various categori-

cal crimes and listed the number of offenses
occurring on campus, non-campus and public
The report is in compliance with the Clery
Act, which was enacted by Congress in 1990
after Lehigh University freshman Jeanne
Clery was assaulted and murdered while
asleep in 1986. It requires colleges and uni-
versities to annually publish information about
crime on and around their campuses.
The most notable change in 2001 was an 11
percent increase in larcenies from 1,496 in

2000 to 1,670.
Brown noted that larcenies contained the
biggest area of increase in crime.
"We include larcenies in the crime book
because that is the crime that happens most
often on campus," Brown said, adding that the
Clery Act does not require larcenies to be list-
In addition, there was a substantial jump in
liquor law arrests an'd drug law arrests. Liquor
law violations increased in residence halls
from 76 to 106 and on public property from

85 to 143, while on-campus weapons offenses
went up from 91 to 104.
"We're seeing an increase in drug law viola-
tions," Brown said. "It's hard to speculate
whether or not it's more increased use or more
visible police officers."
Yet the statistics do not reflect the large
increase in residence hall crime that started
earlier this year because the statistics only go
through Dec. 31, 2001.
"You may recall that most of the home inva-
sions and peeping toms really starting kicking

in Winter Semester," Brown said.
In addition, the recent increase in off-cam-
pus break-ins is not shown in the report
because DPS is not required to report on the
areas of the city where that is most prominent.
"The ones that are most notable that have
received the most attention would not be con-
sidered in our report because they were not in
this part of the city," Brown said.
Brown said she wants students to be aware
of their surroundings and to know the
See CRIMES, Page 7A

US Senate
argue over
Iraq policy
By Tomisla Ladika
Daily Staff Reporter
GRAND RAPIDS - Incumbent U.S.
Sen. Carl Levin said the United States
must attack Iraq with the support of the
United Nations, while Republican Sen-
ate challenger Andrew Raczkowski said
Iraq must immediately be invaded, even
without U.N. support, during a debate on
the Grand Valley State University cam-
pus in Grand Rapids.
At the debate, which
was televised yester-
day by the WGVU tel-
evision station, the two
candidates also pre-
sented different plans
MICHIGAN for improving the
ELECTI economy and reducing
20O 7 the costs of higher
education, and also
spoke on a variety of health care propos-
als and state issues.
Levin, a Democrat from Detroit who
has served Michigan in the U.S. Senate
for the past 24 years; said Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein possesses chemical
and biological weapons, but any U.S.
military force aimed at toppling him
must be part of a greater U.N. initiative.
"Going it alone has very big risks,"
Levin said.
A worldwide community effort would
be more effective, keeping the coalition
against terrorism together and reducing
See SENATE, Page 7A
Ed Martin
pos toned
By Steve Jackson
Daily Sports Editor
The scandal surrounding the Michi-
gan basketball program and former
booster Ed Martin was dealt yet another
delay late last week. Martin, who plead-
ed guilty in May to the charge of con-
spiracy to launder money, was expected
to be sentenced tomorrow, but court doc-
uments revealed that his day in court
will be delayed until Feb. 20.
See MARTIN, Page 7A

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Cherry talk
flocuses on
By Jordan Schrader
Daily Staff Reporter
The "Students for Posthumus" T-shirts scattered through
the audience last night were a clear indication that questions
for Democratic state Sen. John Cherry of Clio would give
him an opportunity to touch on contentious issues.
Cherry, the Senate's minority leader
and candidate for lieutenant governor,
told students in the Michigan Union's
Wolverine Room what a Jennifer
Granholm win in the Nov. 5 election
would mean for Michigan.
Among the issues he addressed in
response to audience questions were pos-
sible changes for the Michigan Merit
Award scholarships and for Proposal A
under a Granholm-Cherry administration.
Students in the Posthumus camp Cherry
focused on Granholm's comments during her campaign
about possible efforts to "tweak" Proposal A and base the
Merit scholarship on students' financial need.
Cherry said making higher education affordable will be a
top priority for Granholm's administration, but "the Merit
program is only one part of that, and perhaps not the most

"Good Morning America" Host Alex Cambert smiles alongside University students in front of the camera at Colonial Lanes
on Friday as part of the Good Morning America's Midwest College Tour. Inside: "Good Morning America" toured campus. Page 3A.
Makea-Wish joint fundraer
brigskeynote LneCee

By Kylene Klang
and Michelle Zamplas
Daily Staff Reporters
The walls of the Michigan League Fri-
day night were adorned with cut-out stars
detailed with images and wishes of hope,
inspiration - and above all - a cure for
Crafted by young patients of the Univer-
sity's Childhood Cancer Program, wishes
for "No more pokes" and magical medi-
cines were just a sampling of the hope that
brought more than 270 donors who gath-
ered for the first "Words for a Wish and a
Cure" charity gala organized by the Uni-
versity of Michigan Comprehensive Can-
cer Center and the Michigan chapter of the
Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"I wish for a magical medicine that will
cure everyone in the world who is sick,"
read one patient's wish.
"It's an absolutely dreadful situation
when a young child suffers from a serious

disease," said Valerie Castle, co-director of
the University of Michigan Comprehensive
Cancer Center.
The $150-a-plate event raised approxi-
mately $106,000 through ticket sales, cor-
porate sponsors and private donors. The
proceeds will go toward the Make-A-Wish
Foundation and research funding for neu-
roblastoma, the most common solid tumor
disease that develops in children. Even
after a bone marrow transplant, less than
10 percent survive.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michi-
gan has granted wishes to children across
the state who have life-threatening dis-
eases. Since 1984, more than 3,300 wishes
have become a reality.
"When you're a child you want to
believe that the world can give you every-
thing, so we give them something to look
forward to, to help them get through the
painful stuff," Castle said. "We will work
with them in the most compassionate way

Seven-year-old Megan Gruenberg was
diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she
was two. After her parents contacted the
Make-A-Wish Foundation, a special trip to
Walt Disney World was made possible.
"We were so grateful that an organiza-
tion would go to such great lengths ... that
they would help people that they don't
even know," Megan's mother Jill Gruen-
berg said.
The keynote speaker of the evening was
Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President
Dick Cheney. Her speech touched upon
the importance of educating children in
the history of the U.S. which is manifest
in her recently published book, "America:.
A Patriotic Primer." Net proceeds from the
book will be donated to various charities.
"We need to understand the crucial role
knowledge plays to a life of leadership,"
Cheney said.
Cheney's address was followed by per-
formances by Jessica Waldron, whose
See CHENEY, Page 7A

Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, speaks at
a joint fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Gandhi Day
By Soojung Chang
and Allssa Tsukakoshl
Daily Staff Reporters
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the serv-
ice of others."
The words of Mahatma Gandhi, the famous Indian leader
who advocated for non-violent political protest, kicked off
Gandhi Day of Service on Saturday, a one-day community
service event co-sponsored by the Indian American Student
Association and Students Promoting Awareness Reflection and
Knowledge, a community service organization.
More than 275 students wearing blue and yellow T-shirts
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Residence hall home
invasion prompts alert

By Maria Sprow
Daily Staff Reporter

A student living in Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall awoke early Friday morning to dis-
cover an unknown man tampering with her
television set.
The stranger was described as being an 18-
year-old, 150-pound white male standing 5-feet-
8-inches with short light brown or blonde gelled
The victim said the man did not have any facial
hair or glasses. He was wearing a red polo shirt
and a silver watch.
He entered the room at around 6:30 a.m. The
noise the man made while tampering with the tel-
evision set woke the room's occunant. causing

Diane Brown said nothing was taken, according
to the initial reports. DPS has no suspects.
Whether the victim's door was unlocked at the
time of the home invasion is still under investiga-
tion, Brown said.
This is the first home invasion in a residence
hall this year to warrant a DPS crime alert,.which
are issued to warn the. campus community when
an unknown suspect is seen by a victim.
The last home invasion in a residence hall
happened May 25 in Markley, after new secu-
rity measures were added to prevent non-com-
munity members from entering the residence
A dramatic increase in the number of home
invasions and peeping tom incidents at the begin-
ning of Winter Semester last year led to the initia-


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