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The Michigan Daily - Monday, December 2, 2002 - 3A

Ford lecturer to work under U.N.'s Annan

Officers apprehend
known trespasser
Department of Public Safety offi-
cers located a trespasser at 204 State
St. Wednesday.
The suspect was arrested on a war-
rant for trespassing.
Toothpicks stuffed
in vehicle door lock
0 A caller reported that someone stuffed
toothpicks into the driver's side lock of
her car while it was parked in the M-22
carport Monday.
Caller complains of
subletter not paying
A resident of the Northwood V Hous-
ing Complex called DPS to report
Wednesday a subletter would not pay his
share of the rent. The errant roommate
was removed from the house, according
to DPS reports.
Drug found missing
from medical facility
Two bottles, each containing 10 mL
of Ketamine, a drug that can potenial-
ly be abused, were reported missing
from the Medical Science Unit I on
Catherine Street Wednesday, DPS
reports state.
University vehicles
sustain damage
Two University vehicles parked near
Mary Markley Residence Hall were van-
dalized sometime Monday evening,
according to DPS reports. One vehicle
was defaced with black marker on the
driver's side. The front windshield of the
other vehicle was shattered.
Caller reports car
egging on Ann St.
A caller reported Monday that an egg
was thrown at a car on Ann Street. The
owner washed the egg off, and no report
was filed.
Phone messages
0 with threating tones
may have been joke
A caller at the Argus Building
reported two threatening phone
messages last Sunday, according to
DPS reports. Both messages were
derogatory and threatening in
nature, but both had the sound of
being practical jokes. DPS had sus-
pects based on the source of the
phone numbers.
Glass in residence
hall case broken
DPS reports state unknown subjects
broke the glass to the fire extinguisher
cabinet near room Prescott 244 in
East Quad Residence Hall. The glass
was broken sometime between 10
p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday. DPS had
no suspects.
Construction items
stolen from Haven
Hall, office defaced
DPS reports state an unknown person
or persons broke into the contractor's 6th
floor office in Haven Hall. Graffiti was
discovered in the room, and several tools
had been taken from the area.
Wallet with $100
in cash reported
stolen from Diag

A man reported to DPS that his black
leather wallet was stolen from the Diag
Wednesday. The wallet contained $100
in cash, a University staff ID card and a
Michigan driver's license.
Woman's former
roommate returns,
takes part of loft
A caller in Vera Baits Residence
Hall stated last Sunday her former
roommate entered her room with her
father. The father proceeded to cut the
loft bed in half and prop her end up
with a ladder.
Former boyfriend
refuses to leave
A Stockwell resident called DPS to
report that her ex-boyfriend would not
leave her room. The caller stated the
man was unarmed and was not }vio-
lent, but he had entered her room
without her permission a few days
before. The dispatcher heard attempts
to disrupt the call, and the call was
disconnected. The dispatcher was able
to call hack.

By Whitney Meredith
Daily Staff Reporter
While she contributed to the termination of the
North Korean famine, the avoidance of famine in
the Horn of Africa and the creation of women-run
bakeries in Afghanistan in her former position as
the U.N.'s World Food Program executive director,
Catherine Bertini was appointed last month as
undersecretary-general for management of the
United Nations. The new post will follow time
spent at the Ford School of Public Policy.
Bertini is the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley
Foundation Policymaker in Residence this semes-
ter, in which she has been teaching a graduate
course on the creation and implementation of Food
Aid Policy. The program aims to bring real-life pol-
icymakers to the University in order to demonstrate
what can be accomplished in careers in public poli-
cy. Due to their experience, the policymaker's per-

sonal knowledge of policy and management also
enriches the classroom, said Rebecca Blank, dean
of the Ford School.
"We selected Cathy Bertini as the Towsley Poli-
cymaker in Residence because of her stellar record
of public service - including senior level jobs
within the Federal government and within the Unit-
ed Nations" Blank said.
Bertini has served as the acting assistant sec-
retary for family support administration for the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
the assistant secretary of agriculture for food
and consumer services and most recently as
executive director of the U.N. World Food Pro-
gram, serving the maximum of two five-year
terms. The WFP provides emergency, refugee
and development food to those in need. As the
largest U.N. agency funded by donations, Berti-
ni helped raise a $1.9 billion budget that helped
77 million people.

"one must convince a lot of people who represent the
government and operate within the bureaucracy."
- Catherine Bertini
Ford School lecturer and newly-named U.N. undersecretary-general for management

Bertini said that the University invited her at a
perfect time because her term had just ended and
she was looking to move back to the U.S. Similarly,
her new position conforms to her schedule, and
will begin Jan. 1, 2003.
As undersecretary general for management,
she will work on implementing Secretary-Gen-
eral Kofi Annan's reform proposal, "Strengthen-
ing of the United Nations: An agenda for further
Bertini said that streamlining the budget, person-
al recruitment, billing management and refurbish-

ing the U.N. headquarters will be among her
"Working through the changes in the personal
and budget processes will be rather cumbersome
because one must convince a lot of people who rep-
resent the government and operate within the
bureaucracy," Bertini said.
Nevertheless, she is looking forward to working
with Annan.
"He is a wonderful man of great principle, is
thoughtful, and a leader in the world and I am for-
tunate to work for him," she said.

Legislature returns from
break to tackle budget

Shooting the homework

LANSING (AP) - State lawmakers get back to work this
week with the hefty task of resolving a state budget deficit of
at least $400 million.
The Legislature, which broke for a two-week Thanksgiving
recess, begins a last-minute sprint to the end of the two-year
session. 1
Any bills not passed by Dec. 31 will have to be re-intro-
duced and begin the legislative process all over again next year
if they're to be enacted.
Attention this week - and continuing into the new legisla-
tive session next month - is expected to focus on the tattered
state budget. In addition to the current deficit in the 2002-03
budget, incoming Gov. Jennifer Granholm is expected to con-
front a budget shortage of roughly $1.8 billion for the 2003-
2004 budget.
The first step in attacking that fiscal problem has been
planned with the scheduling of a revenue estimating confer-
ence for Jan. 14. State officials will use it to estimate how
much money they'll have to draft a 2003-04 budget for the fis-
cal year which begins Oct. 1
At the conference, the directors of the House and Senate fis-
cal agencies and the state treasurer will decide on a revenue
estimate that is to be used by Granholm's administration in
writing her first executive budget recommendations.
But first things first.
The state House and Senate appropriations committees are

scheduled to meet Thursday morning to consider Gov. John
Engler's executive order to trim the current budget.
It is expected to include about $470 million in cuts for this
year's budget, which already has been enacted for the fiscal
year which began Oct. 1.
"It will be one of the busiest weeks in the career of many
lawmakers," said Todd Harcek, spokesman for House Appro-
priations Chairman Marc Shulman (R-West Bloomfield).
Members of the appropriations committees received notice
of the executive order last week.
The executive order is expected to mean cuts of between
1 percent and 5 percent in state revenue sharing for local
governments, as well as grants for universities and state
Michigan is required by the state constitution to have a bal-
anced budget. A resolution for the 2002-2003 budget deficit
won't be able to rely heavily on the state's rainy day fund
because the state budget director is expected to withdraw
about $200 million from that pot to resolve last year's budgef
Now the rainy day fund, or the Budget Stabilization Fund,
has a balance of about $250 million, according to the nonparti-
san House Fiscal Agency.
While the budget occupies center stage this week, lawmak-
ers have late issues to concentrate on as they move toward
Christmas vacation and the end of session.

New Senate Republican leader
prepares to counter Granholm

State Sen. Ken Sikkema of Wyoming
will be the Republican majority leader in
the Senate after Jan. 1.
Continued from Page 1A
"If we get the chance to save even one
life then it is all worth it," Gupta said. "I
thank APO in letting us collaborate with
them during their blood battle because
with their help, we were able to get such
a great turnout."
The success of the blood drive proved
to be twofold - the large number of
first time donors and the backing of
local businesses and the campus com-
munity, said LSA sophomore Lauren
Schmidt, co-chair of the Alpha Phi
Omega Blood Drive.
"The Blood Battle took a lot of work
behind the scenes, but we had a tremen-
dous response from the community,
which helped get the word out," Schmidt
said. "It was so great to see so many
people come out to save lives and help
defeat our rival."
Organizers of the blood drive began
planning it as early as May and worked
consistently up until the event.
"The fact that we did so well really
says a lot about the people that attend and
work for this university," Papazian said.
Continued from Page1A
ble affect the resolution will have.
"It's really easy for peoole to

LANSING (AP) - Michigan
Republicans have a new leadoff hit-
ter as they prepare to answer incom-
ing Democratic Gov. Jennifer
Granholm with their own proposals.
But Senate Majority Leader-elect
Ken Sikkema says there are other
top GOP leaders to share the party's
And he says that while Granholm
won "a personality victory," the
GOP "won the policy victory."
"I am ready to lead," the
Wyoming, Mich. Republican
declared late last month after being
elected Senate Republican leader for
the next four years.
But he was quick to note he'll be
sharing the power with other top
Republican officials, including
House Speaker Rick Johnson of
LeRoy, new Attorney General Mike
Cox, new Secretary of State Terri
Lynn Land and Republican majori-
ties in Michigan's congressional del-
egation an the state House and
"The Senate Republicans and the
Continued from Page 1A
newspaper's editorial content and
advertising content."
The Maroon received a variety of
criticism and after speaking with the
Chicago chapter of the Muslim Stu-
dent Association, the editorial staff
hasn't lost any standing with the stu-
dents, Beatty said.
Continued from Page1A
away a lot of darkness."
Goldstein added that Jews celebrate
the holiday in the same manner as they
did more than 2,000 years ago. Custom
stipulates celebrators of Hanukkah to
light a new candle on the menorah each
night of the holiday until all candles are
lit on the last night. Followers also tradi-
tionally eat foods cooked in oil, such as
jelly donuts and latkes, or potato pan-
cakes, as part of the celebration to
remember the historical miracle.
"The reason for eating certain foods is
they're all made of oil," Goldstein said.
"If you want to diet, you'll want to wait
after Hanukkah."

House Republicans are going to
work collectively on a Republican
agenda to accomplish these things,'
Sikkema said, ticking off goals of
improving education, attracting busi-
ness, protecting the environment and
creating affordable and accessible
health care.
"From a Republican legislative
standpoint, both the speaker and I
and our caucuses are going to have
to step up to the plate and exert the
kind of leadership I think this state
needs and is looking for from us,"
Sikkema said.
"The governor will have her agen-
da. And at some point, if we're going
to make progress, there will be a
meeting of the minds."
"The reality is, under divided gov-
ernment, to make progress nobody's
going to get their way entirely. We're
going to have to work together."
Observers are waiting to see if
Sikkema and other GOP leaders can
deliver the Republican agenda with-
out the power of Gov. John Engler to'
back them.

Continued from Page 1A
for the attack, Gissin said.
"Formally, of course, we don't have
the conclusive evidence to prove
unequivocally that it is al-Qaida, but the
fingerprints clearly indicate that al-
Qaida is involved," Gissin said, referring
to Mofaz's remarks.
Jamu, the bomb specialist, said
investigators found parts of two gas
welding cylinders which they suspect
were fastened to the vehicle's under-
side to cause a bigger explosion at the
Paradise Hotel 12 miles north of
One man, subsistence farmer Khamis
Haro Deche, said a brown Pajero pulled
into his yard near the hotel shortly after
8 a.m. last Thursday. He said the slight
youngish man in the passenger seat told
him in Arabic-accented and halting

Kiswahili - Kenya's official language
- that he and the driver were waiting
.for friends coming from the hotel.
The farmer said the car had tinted
windows - illegal in Kenya - and
when he leaned inside to shake hands,
he saw only two people - the driver,
described as a stout middle-age man
who did not speak, and the passenger,
whom he described as nervous. Previ-
ous reports have said there were three
Shortly after the car drove off in the
direction of the hotel, there was an
explosion that shook his'house, he said.
Survivors at the hotel said the blast
occurred around 8:35 a.m.
"These are not good people; I shook
hands with fire," the farmer said in the
light of a kerosene lantern outside his
mud-and-palm thatch house. "If you
shake hands with a fire, you will be

I LSA senior Claire Skowronek films a movie for class yesterday
outside the Michigan Theater on Liberty Street.


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