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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 18, 2002 - 3A

DAAP pledges to further aim of equality

Stolen vehicle,
suspect found in
parking structure
An officer located an occupied
stolen vehicle in the East Medical Cen-
ter Parking Structure Thursday morn-
ing, according to Department of Public
Safety reports.
The suspect in the car, who was
also wanted for domestic assault, was
taken into custody pending arraign-
ment. The recovered vehicle was
impounded.
Possible fire in
trash can proves
to be harmless
DPS officers observed a suspicious
bag of over-roasted popcorn in a trash
bin of Mosher Jordan Residence Hall
early Friday, DPS reports state. But
once looked at closely, the officers did
not see a fire.
Bicycle snatched
from racks in
West Quad area
A caller reported Friday afternoon
his bicycle was taken from the racks in
front of West Quad Residence Hall,
according to DPS reports.
Subject stopped
from taking food
without paying
A subject attempted to leave the
University Hospital cafeteria Friday
morning without paying for his food,
DPS reports state. The cafeteria
supervisor was able to apprehend the
subject.
Man injured while
riding his bike on
South University
A man riding his bike on South Uni-
versity Avenue yesterday was driven
off the road by a motorist, according to
DPS reports. The victim was transport-
ed to the University Hospital Emer-
gency Room.
Box mysteriously
catches fire in
Chem' Building
A caller reported Friday evening
there' was a s'tench of smoke coming
from an unknown location in the
Chemistry Building, DPS reports
state. Officers located a box in a
hallway that was found to be burnt.
It was unknown as to how the box
caught fire.
Stolen display
boards returned
in bad condition
Three stolen display boards were
found bent and damaged Wednes-
day, according to DPS reports. The
boards had been taken from the area
around the Thomas Cooley Memori-
al Fountain.
Fans' antics keep
DPS busy during
Wisconsin game
DPS reports state that there were
eight arrests made at Saturday's foot-
ball game -- seven for minor in pos-
session of alcohol and one for stealing
a jacket.

Thirty-two citations were issued,
28 for having alcohol in the stadium
and four for throwing projectiles.
DPS officers ejected 16 people - 12
for throwing projectiles, three for
disorderly conduct and one for using
a student ticket and MCard belong-
ing to someone else.
Huron Valley Ambulance treated
18 people and transported one to
the hospital.
Man reports items
stolen from CCRB
A man's keys, money and MCard
were reported missing from the locker
room of the Central Campus Recre-
ation Building Saturday afternoon,
DPS reports state. The man had left his
possessions unsecured.
Purse snatched
from car, vehicle
not damaged
A woman reported Saturday after-
noon that her purse was stolen from
her soft-top Jeep during the football
game, according to DPS reports. The

By Carmen Johnson
Daily Staff Reporter
On Dec. 2 the U.S. Supreme Court may be
announcing a hearing date for the lawsuit
challenging the University's Law School use
of race in admissions policies.
The Defend Affirmative Action Party sees
Dec. 2 as a critical date for equality and integra-
tion on campus, a campaign pamphlet states.
Also critical for DAAP candidates will be
next week's Michigan Student Assembly elec-
tion results.
Considering affirmative action as the prior-
ity issue on their platform, candidates see this
campus as an opportunity for civil rights
activism because of the University's place in
LSA-SG Gi
Campaig ns
gtoing fl
throttle
By Elizabeth Anderson
Daily Staff Reporter

the national spotlight due to the Law School
case and a similar lawsuit challenging the
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
use of race in admissions.
Repeat candidates and new candidates hope
to gain popularity and votes on campus from
a renewed interest in affirmative action after
the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the
University's favor in May.
DAAP members on MSA have recently
been working on an affirmative action educa-
tion series and rallies on campus.
With three DAAP members on MSA cur-
rently, candidates are campaigning to educate
students on their causes and push for more
DAAP support in MSA.
Sixteen DAAP candidates are running to

mobilize the student population to stand
together and struggle for the new civil rights
movement, said one DAAP member, who
wished to remain anonymous due to the boy-
cott against The Michigan Daily.
A press conference is being organized for
Dec. 2, assuming the Supreme Court will set
a hearing date to announce whether they will
accept the case.
With leadership in MSA, DAAP hopes to
better organize and publicize the press con-
ference and bring in speakers to the front
steps of the Michigan Union, the DAAP
member said.
Supporting and upholding affirmative
action, DAAP sees itself as part of the nation-
al effort building the March on Washington

when the Supreme Court hears the University
case, a campaign pamphlet states.
If elected, DAAP candidates will represent
the voice of progress and integration.
Other issues on DAAP's platform are sup-
porting a tuition freeze in higher education,
expansion of grants and financial aid, fight-
ing for students rights and interests, reversing
the drop in minority enrollment and abolish-
ing the "Student Code of Conduct."
DAAP prides itself in playing a key role in
organizing a civil rights march in Cincinnati
to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals when it
heard the Law School admissions case on
Dec. 6, 2001, a campaign pamphlet said.
Individual DAAP candidates running for
MSA refused to comment.

ving life

Anti-war activists
organize to share
thoughts on action

By Auti mn Brown
Daily Staff Reporter

Eighteen ambitious LSA Student
Government candidates have been
campaigning in full force for almost
two weeks with the desire to gain
year-long positions on the University's
largest college student government.
This semester, all LSA-SG candi-
dates are first- or second-year stu-
dents - only one candidate is
running for re-election.
During their terms, candidates
must attend time-consuming weekly
meetings to work for concerns and
needs of LSA students.
Unlike other elections, only the
Blue and Students First parties have
candidates for the nine spots avail-
able. Both parties have candidates
competing for each spot on the gov-
ernment.
Freshman Blue Party candidate
Matt Williams, who currently serves
as an appointed LSA-SG representa-
tive, decided to run for a position
because he's "been involved in gov-
ernment since the third grade" and
wanted to continue at the University.
Blue Party campaign issues include
improving Wolverine Access hours,
improving the quality of LSA aca-
demic advising and rescheduling the
Pass/Fail and Drop/Add deadlines.
The Blue P'arty"came up with the'
platform together," Williams said.
He thinks the Blue Party's issues
"are the best things we could do for
the students."
Students First sophomore Dante
Ianni, the only candidate running for
re-election, enjoyed "working on
financial aid reform" as an LSA-SG
representative and wants to continue
his work.
"A lot of (LSA-SG) members are
working on it," Ianni said.
Ianni chose to run with Students
First because the "party is more based
on diversity. They focus on issues that
affect students more deeply."
Students First campaign foci
include creating forums for students
to discuss concerns about the Univer-
sity with administrators and establish-
ing consistency in GSI grading.
Students First freshman Stacie
Perez expressed optimism in both
LSA-SG and her party.
"I believe running with Students
First is an excellent opportunity to get
things done in student government,"
Perez said.
"Our goal is for the students to
come to us ... and make Michigan
life the best it can be."

TONY DING/Daily
LSA junior Christine List holds still as she donates blood in the
Michigan Union yesterday for the annual Blood Battle.
Pilot sufferls minor
injuries afiter plane"

Since the resolution to use mili-
tary force in Iraq was passed in
Congress, many organizations on
campus have protested through ral-
lies and informative conferences.
An anti-war symposium on Iraq
was held at the Law School Satur-
day to educate students and faculty
about the realities of war.
One of the featured speakers,
William Boyer, a teacher and
activist, emphasized the efforts of
many organizations to speak against
the conflict with Iraq and cited the
march on Washington as an impor-
tant example.
"C-SPAN devoted three hours to
a pro-war rally, and the number of
people in attendance at the rally
could have easily fit into one cam-
era span," he said.
Boyer contrasted this with cover-
age of anti-war activities.
"The anti-war march on the Mall
was the largest demonstration since
the Vietnam War, but neither the
MPR (Michigan Public Radio) nor:
The New York Times reported the
event accurately," he added.
Boyer also mentioned a possible
rationale behind the resolution by
Congress to use military force in
Iraq.
"There has always been a link'
between petroleum, war and pollu-
tion," he said.
Altaf Hussein, president of Mus-
lim Students' Association National,
said he has spent time in Iraq
observing the current condition of
the country.
Hussein postulated that if there
were to be an attack on Iraq, it
would be in the southern part of the
country, a section of Iraq already
plagued by widespread hunger and
disease.
Hussein said the destitute condi-
tion of Iraq is a direct result of the
sanctions imposed on the country
by the United Nations in 1990, pro-
hibiting Iraq from selling its oil and
importing goods from a global mar-
ket.
"Iraq was on the brink of a devel-
oping nation prior to 1990," he said.
"But its status currently remains
lower than that of a third world
country."
In addition to sanctions, Hussein
also cited health, nutrition and edu-
cation as areas of concern in pres-
ent-day Iraq.
"In Iraq, there is little technology
left intact. Iraqi citizens must

"Before a war is
launched, a media
campaign is
launched to justify
the war."
- Mohammad Al-Omani
Life for Relief and Development
member
endure poor facilities, overcrowd-
ing, limited supply of antibodies
and medicines for curable diseases
and malnutrition," he said.
Mohammad Al-Omani, a member
of Life for Relief and Development,
mentioned the media as another cat-
alyst affecting the prospect of war
in Iraq.
"Before a war is launched, a
media campaign is launched to jus-
tify the war," he said.
Al-Omani said U.S. policies
regarding Iraq have not had the
desired effects on Iraqi citizens.
Specifically, Al-Omari mentioned
the Clinton administration's Resolu-
tion 986, which allowed Iraq to sell
up to $2 billion;of crude oil in
exchange for food and medical sup-
plies over a six-month period.
The intent of the resolution was
to offer Iraqi citizens humanitarian
supplies without benefiting the
Iraqi government.
"The U.S. may send the medicine,
but not the syringes, because it
believes that the Iraqi military
could use the syringes in military
warfare," Al-Omari said.
"But by the time the syringes are
sent, the medicine has expired."
Additional resolutions passed
since 1995 include Resolution 687,
allowing the embargo on Iraq to be
lifted if the country gets rid of its
weapons of mass destruction.
Al-Omari said that to justify
bombing Iraq during the Clinton-
Lewinsky scandals of 1998, the
Clinton administration wanted to
create confrontations. But Al-Omari
asked the U.S. government to con-
sider the question of whether the
resolution is really worth the tur-
moil experienced by Iraq.
"Doctors in Iraq describe the hos-
pitals as graveyards because when
you go, there you expect death," he
said.
The symposium was sponsored
by the Muslim Students' Associa-
tion and Anti-War Action!.

crash yesterday
CONCORD (AP) - The pilot of deer that had been shot by
a privately-owned two-passenger terday morning. As the1
plane was slightly injured when the the area, about 12 miles
plane crashed here yesterday, offi- Jackson, the left wing di
cials said. pilot was unable to rec
The single-engine plane was carry- Lauer said.
ing the male pilot and a female passen- Lauer said the planev
ger. It crashed in heavy brush shortly but neither person on bo
before 3:50 p.m. after taking off from a ously injured or taken to
private air strip in the area, Concord after the crash. The pilot
Fire Chief Steven Lauer said. ment on his own for sh
The pilot had been looking for a Lauer said.
CRIM E said he feels the new lo
eras will be beneficial
Continued from Page 1A dence halls.
new security initiatives for University "The biggest difficulty
Housing last spring, including video the residence halls safe i
cameras at all entrances and automatic can come into the build
door locks. The process of installing adding the new camerasv
the new technology started this fall and officers more aid in it
is expected to continue over the next crimes.
two years. "It will allow for then
The victim of yesterday's crime something happens."

y a friend yes-
plane circled
southwest of
pped and the
over control,
was "totaled"
ard was seri-
o the hospital
sought treat-
ight injuries,
cks and cam-
for the resi-
with keeping
s that anyone
ing," he said,
will give DPS
nvestigating
m to check if

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OR
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U of M
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Next meeting will be:
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