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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 3A

ACLU challenges Bay City MIP policy

Damage reported
for thermostat in
Frieze Building

By Jeremy Berkowitz
Daily Staff Reporter

According to Department of Public
Safety reports, a caller reported Tues-
day morning that the heating unit in the
Frieze Building was damaged and it
appeared to have been intentionally
done by shattering the thermostat with
an unknown blunt object. This was
believed to have occurred sometime
between Monday night and early Tues-
day morning.
Worker complains
of injuries after
falling off ladder
A man fell off a ladder at the
Mason/Haven Hall construction site
Tuesday morning, DPS reports state.
Injuries did not appear to be life threat-
ening, but the man complained of
back, hip and shoulder injuries. Risk
management and construction manage-
ment were notified.
Hospital worker
abused by peer
It was reported Tuesday afternoon
that an employee at the University
Hospital repeatedly slapped, punched
and hit a co-worker, according to DPS
Assault incident
occurs in hospital
A man in the University Hospital
Emergency Room attacked employees
early yesterday after medical staff
advised that he needed to be restrained,
DPS reports state. There were no
reported injuries.
Sweater vests in
hospital stolen
An employee at the University Hos-
pital reported Monday morning that
two sweater vests were stolen from her
office sometime over the weekend,
according to DPS reports.
Lock removed from
cabinet in hospital
An employee at the University Hos-
pital returned to work Monday after-
noon and found that a cabinet with
medical supplies had the lock removed
overnight, DPS reports state. $200
worth of damage was done.
Jacket snatched
from League
A man's jacket was taken Monday
night from the third floor coat rack
of the Michigan League sometime
between 8 and 9 p.m., according to
DPS reports. The jacket was a gray
Banana Republic fleece valued at
Hairdryer possibly
set off Law Quad
fire alarm
A fire alarm went off in the Law
Quad Tuesday afternoon, DPS reports
state. DPS officers were advised that
someone's hairdryer set the alarm.
Woman's wallet
taken from library
According to DPS reports, a person
reported Tuesday afternoon that her
wallet was stolen from a cubicle on the
fifth floor of the Harlan Hatcher Grad-
uate Library, when she left it unattend-
ed between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. the
previous day.
Suspect writes
hate graffiti in

Hate messages were found written
on a bathroom stall of Mary Markley
Residence Hall Monday afternoon,
DPS reports state.
M-Card, watch
stolen from CCRB
A man told DPS officers Monday
afternoon that his watch and Mard
were stolen from the weight room of
the Central Campus Recreation
Building last week, according to
DPS reports.
Car strikes four
parked vehicles
in lot on Church
A vehicle struck four parked vehi-
cles in the Church Street Parking lot
Monday afternoon, DPS reports state.

The Michigan chapter of the American Civil
Liberties Union plans to file a lawsuit against
Bay City today regarding an alleged Constitution-
al violation in the city's minor in possession of
alcohol policies. The ACLU claims the practice
of forcing pedestrians to submit to a Breathalyzer
test without a search warrant or face a $100 fine
is illegal.
"It's time to put an end to an unconstitutional
practice. In a free society, the police can normally
not force citizens to submit to a search without a
search warrant," Michigan ACLU Director
Michael Steinberg said.
The issue comes from an August 2001 inci-
dent when a Bay City police officer com-
Continued from Page 1A
Breakstone added he believes student Democ-
rats from Michigan are willing to travel more
because of the current outlook for local Democ-
ratic candidates.
"I think kids are more likely to go out especially
if some of the local officials are in safer positions,"
he said.
University Republican groups are also active in
recruiting help in campaigns off campus. The Col-
lege Republican National Committee is working
with the Republican National Committee to recruit
students for a "Get Out the Vote" campaign, offer-

pelled a 20-year-old woman, Jane Spencer, to
take a Breathalyzer test, or pay a $100 fine.
Spencer had been leaving a park after
rollerblading with friends when two officers
approached her and demanded she blow into
a Breathalyzer. She only complied after one
of the officers threatened her with the fine,
and results showed she did not have alcohol
in her system.
"The entire experience was demeaning,"
Spencer said in a written statement. "I want to
make sure that police stop harassing innocent
young people by forcing them to take Breatha-
lyzer tests."
Steinberg said this is not an isolated inci-
dent, but an act that has occurred repeatedly all
over the state, including at the University of
ing a donation of $500 per day toward student
groups taking part in the campaign. Republican stu-
dents from the University of Michigan will be
actively involved in a campaign in St. Clair County.
"The students that we're recruiting are going
to be really important to this 'Get Out the Vote'
campaign," CRNC Field Representative Marissa
Lynch said.
College Republicans chairman Adam Hava com-
mented on the importance of the St. Clair County
"We're doing it through the Candice Miller Cam-
paign for (Congress), and that's a big area for her
campaign. This election is one of the key elections
for Republicans in the state," Hava said.

"It's a common practice from the complaints
we've been hearing for police to stop someone
simply walking across campus," Steinberg said.
Steinberg added a person cannot be given a
Breathalyzer test unless a person is under arrest,
which can only happen if an officer finds proba-
ble cause. The lawsuit does not apply to driving
cases because driving is a privilege, not a right,
he said.
Steinberg said there are similar ordinances in
towns across Michigan, in addition to a state law.
But he said he believes Michigan is unusual in
these regulations.
"We're not aware of other states that force stu-
dents and other people under age 21 to take a
Breathalyzer test without a warrant, or to face a
financial penalty," he said.
The Bay City ordinance on the purchase,
Continued from Page 1A
Thursday and the State game on Saturday,"
she said.
"Still, I am going to go to Madison with
some friends for the weekend. I went once
before, during sophomore year, and it was
amazing. There were a lot of people from
Michigan there but maybe not this year,
because of the football game," she added.
"Halloween is a really big thing in Madison
and there are lots of parties. A lot of people
come into town from all over and everyone
has to be dressed up, though I don't have a
costume yet."
Academic responsibilities will be prevent-
ing some from partying, at least on Hal-
"Usually, I go to costume parties and hang
out," LSA sophomore Khoi Do said.
"This year, I was planning on going to a
Nappy Roots concert but I can't because I
have an accounting exam (tomorrow) morn-
ing. It will probably be distracting studying
while everyone else is going crazy. Once the
exam is over, I am partying all weekend. The
world because people who ha
picked up after their dog b
1A take responsibility for their
Although the laws and enfor
to happiness. "It of those laws had not change
lf-conscious per- ple began to feel morally ob
e acutely aware of to change their ways.
igs." "The world was transfo
udents about the Cohen said. "Ninety percent
is of telling, the ple pick up after their dogs.
to approaching a utopia."
is work on David Students and faculty m
ron and Catholic asked him to solve personal
.nd how changing mas, such as whether it is
ces can create an download MP3s, as well
stance on social issues and p
said, the invention He praised the University
oper changed the ment for the use of race

consumption, or possession of alcoholic liquor
by a person less than 21 years of age states, "A
peace officer who has reasonable cause to
believe a person less than 21 years of age has
consumed alcoholic liquor may require the per-
son to submit to a preliminary chemical breath
analysis." But the ordinance does not define
what reasonable cause is.
Bay City Police Sgt. Mark Turner said officers
use their personal observations in order to decide
whether they have the right to ask someone to
blow into a Breathalyzer such as if they smell
alcohol, or are in a scene where there are bottles
or other physical evidence.
He added a search warrant is not required for a
Breathalzyer test, but a person's consent is.
"They have to submit upon a request to a peace
officer," Turner said.
entire weekend is going to be a nonstop
party," Do added.
Though Halloween is a widely anticipated
event this year, the Department of Public
Safety is not taking any extra measures.
"Halloween has not traditionally been a
problematic event. We are going to be on the
look-out for problems just like any other
night," Lieutenant Robert Newmann said.
"We are going to keep a look out for van-
dalism, which is a common problem, espe-
cially when rivals are in town. We advise that
students drink in moderation if they drink and
that they make sure their costumes don't
make them invisible at night. Students should
be careful that traffic can see them clear," he
Students aren't limiting their partying to
Thursday evening.
"I am definitely partying all weekend and
am going to miss my two classes on Friday,"
Kobayashi said.
"Hopefully, I will recover and go to class
Friday or else you will probably see me wan-
dering around the campus," Hartemayer
added. "The football team won't be able to
party on Friday and so I will be doing enough
partying for all of them."
ad never admissions, which he summed up as
egan to "affirmative action is something
actions. that is done to benefit the entire
rcement University."
ed, peo- "I think that is beautiful," he
bligated added.
Several students said they appreci-
rmed," ated Cohen's sense of humor and
of peo- everyday take on ethics.
It's like "His big point was that ethics
should be something determined by
embers the common person," LSA senior
1 dilem- Lisa Yang said.
OK to "I think it's funny that he is just an
as his ordinary guy and people are asking
olicies. him, 'What should I do?"' LSA sen-
's argu- ior Sarika Khare added. "You should
-based ask yourself those questions."

Continued from Page 1A
not advertised enough, although there was a strong
enough demand for the bus service to be successful.
LSA freshman Gretchen Frank noticed a sign
announcing the airBus and went on to the website
yesterday to see the schedule. "I was looking for a
cheaper way to travel. My parents aren't paying for
the flight home so this is very helpful," Frank said.
"I just hope they end up offering even more trips."
LSA freshman Jeff Rapp will be traveling to
MNB N Mulh
Continued from Page 1A includi
tion for Women, said, "There must be nati la
a greater understanding about why marche
people are standing together in town C
defense of affirmative action." port i
"We've always had affirmative race-con
action - look at Congress," she said. higher e
Gandy said that white males have BAM
always shown preference to them- parento
selves, which has perpetuated a privi- dents p
leged class. the gro
"It's time for us to expand those high sch
opportunities," Gandy said. "They them to
don't seem to mind those other kinds "BA
of affirmative action, like the kind these sc
that got George W. Bush into Yale. He sentatio
got into Yale because his daddy went she said
there -it's called a legacy." Marc
Liana Mulholland, a 10th grade Cass T
student at Cass Technical High tives ca
School in Detroit and a member of "Thi
her school's BAMN chapter, was change
one of hundreds of high school stu- us from
dents from local districts who he said
attended the rally. KingI
"Our main thing is, we can get a lot Ball ad
of people out to these events. We've excused]
never had this many people before," ogy clas
she said. importa

Chicago for Thanksgiving break and would rather
fly then take the train.
"I would definitely use the airBus. The shuttle
that offers discounts only get down to $22 and
those are unreliable and inefficient," Rapp said.
"We basically didn't have enough time to organ-
ize the bus for last year. We are learning from that,"
Boot said.
"It's really flexible this year since reservations
will be made early, we know if we have to add
more buses or cancel any times that are not in

olland said she has attended
BAMN sponsored events,
ing the University Law
s appeals court case in Cincin-
st December. Participants
d to Fountain Square in down-
incinnati, to show their sup-
for the continuation of
rscious admissions policies in
4N member Donna Stern, a
of one of the high school stu-
articipating in the rally, said
up has been reaching out to
hool students and encouraging
organize with their peers.
.MN is very well known at
chools. We've been doing pre-
ns in all of the high schools,"
cruz Lopez, a sophomore at
ech, said BAMN representa-
me to his school.
s is a time that's going to
the future and will prevent
n going back to segregation,"
High School sophomore Shadia
dmitted coming to the rally
her from her chemistry and biol-
ses but said she did recognize the
ince of BAMN's message.

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