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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 5, 2002 - 3

CAMPUS
SAPAC opens its
doors to campus
community
SAPAC - the Sexual Assault Pre-
vention and Awareness Center -
will host an open house from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. today.
The open house will give those
interested an opportunity to meet
staff members and learn about
offered services.
Free highlighters will also be
given out. The SAPAC office is
located at 715 N. University Ave.
Photos, drawings
by Harris to be
exhibited
The Institute for the Humanities
is presenting an exhibition of works
by Melissa Harris, known for her
ability to combine art and architec-
tural aesthetics through different
media.
The exhibit, "Inventory: Photog-
raphy, Drawing and Assemblage,"
runs now until Oct. 1 in the insti-
tute's Osterman Common Room.
School of Music
hosts concert of
renown cellists
The School of Music will present
"Friendly Collaboration - Cello
Ensemble Music" to celebrate the
300th birthday of the Duke of Edin-
burgh Tecchler - the historic cello
owned by Music School Prof.
Anthony Elliott.
The free concert will feature a
variety of guest cellists and will
take place Saturday at 8 p.m. in
Britton Hall in the School of Music.
Undergraduate art
award winners
showcase work
The School of Art and Design
will host an exhibit of works by the
talented winners of the Spring 2003
All Undergraduate Show.
The show, titled, "stART IT UP,"
begins today in the Work Gallery at
6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will last
until Oct. 12.
Curator discusses
nature themes in
Japanese art
Guest curator Natsu Oyobe will dis-
cuss the seasonal themes in the Universi-
ty of Michigan's Museum of Art's
current exhibition of Japanese Art.
Oyube will highlight such features as
cherry blossoms and autumn leaves that
appear in the paintings and prints.
The talk will begin at 3 p.m. in the
Museum of Art.
SNRE faculty to
present research
projects
The School of Natural Resources and
the Environment will host an opportuni-
ty to mix and mingle with faculty mem-
bers from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in
Dana Commons.
The event will also highlight facul-
ty endeavors in research with a sym-

posium from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The symposium will follow with an
ice cream social.
Starbucks invites
local artists to
open mike night
Poets and musicians are invited to
participate in an open mike event
tonight at Starbucks, located on 222
S. State St.
The open mike portion begins at
8 p.m. and is preceded and followed
by the Upthegrove Project, an sextet
of poets and musicians that per-
forms poetry set to music. The
event is free.
Museum will
display art of
Congo Basin
Beginning Sunday, the Curtis
Gallery in the Museum of Art will
house the exhibit, "Masterworks of
African Art: The Congo Basin."
The exhibit will look at the rich
culture found in the Congo River
Basin in Central Africa. The gallery
will be open to the public at noon.
Author leads
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UAW talks speed up pace, approach end

DETROIT (AP) - Contract talks between the
United Auto Workers and the traditional Big
Three automakers have quickened in recent days
as bargainers try to reach agreements before the
current pacts expire Sept. 14.
A deal could be reached in the next few days,
after UAW President Ron Gettelfinger confers
with his lieutenants on the status of talks with
General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., Daim-
lerChrysler AG and suppliers Delphi Corp. and
Visteon Corp., a source close to the negotiations
told The Associated Press on condition of
anonymity.
The sides have been meeting daily, at times
late into the night, since mid-July.
An early resolution "would be very unusual,

but this is a new president who might want to set
a certain innovative style," said Sean McAlin-
den, chief economist at the Center for Automo-
tive Research in Ann Arbor.
"You'd have to go back to pre-1978,"
McAlinden said. "But it could be something
new. Why not?"
The current contracts were negotiated in 1999
during the term of Gettelfinger's fiery predeces-
sor, Stephen Yokich, who died last year. The
UAW and automakers are negotiating confiden-
tially on issues such as wages, jobs, health care
and pensions that affect 300,000 workers and
nearly a half-million retirees and their spouses.
At a time when the U.S. market share for GM,
Ford and Chrysler is at an all-time low, and for-

eign automakers continue to expand their
domestic lineups and capacity, most observers
say the probability of a strike is low.
"Given the very competitive market, nei-
ther side wants a repeat of 1998, when GM
endured a 54-day walkout at several facilities
and lost significant market share," Morgan
Stanley analyst Stephen J. Girsky said in a
recent research report.
Gettelfinger has yet to choose one of the com-
panies to lead negotiations. Typically, the union
reaches a deal with one automaker and the oth-
ers follow the resulting contract terms _ a so-
called "pattern" agreement in the industry.
In past years, the leader has been called the
"target" - as in "strike target" - but all sides

hinted early on this summer that a strike would
not be in the best interest of anyone involved.
GM, Ford and Chrysler reportedly have
made their initial offers, though no one with
the companies or the union will discuss the
progress of talks.
McAlinden said the offers could be similar
enough that the UAW will negotiate with all
three until a pact is reached.
"That would be very, very different - no
target, no leader," he said. "But all three com-
panies aren't in a great position right now.
Even if one of them could offer something
better than the other two, there's probably a
feeling that the other two couldn't come up
with it."

Charges brought
against two in Troy
hotel robbery, murder

Getting around town

TROY, Mich. (AP) - One of two
people accused in the fatal shooting
of a hotel employee and wounding
of a guest tied up the employee
before shooting her execution style,
a prosecutor said yesterday.
Holiday Inn night clerk Michelle
Eberhard, 35, of Wayne County's
Redford Township was bound and
shot in the back of the head early
Tuesday, Oakland County Assistant
Prosecutor Shareen Lynch said.
Robbery appeared to be the motive.
Thomas Ralph Jackson, 24, and
Shirley Ann Haywood, 36, both of
Detroit, were arraigned yesterday
on charges of one count each of
first-degree murder, second-degree
murder, manslaughter and armed
robbery. First-degree murder carries
a mandatory penalty of life in
prison, without the possibility of
parole.
Jackson was a former cook in the
hotel's restaurant and was let go
about six months ago.
Prosecutors said the second vic-
tim, Rachel Joost, 28, of Cedar
Park, Texas, was shot in the face
after she came in to register at the
hotel. She was traveling alone on
business.
Before Joost arrived, Jackson left
the hotel and returned to the car
where Haywood remained through-
COmpanies
dispute
blackout
" "
origins
LANSING (AP) - The head of a
major Michigan transmission compa-
ny and an official with Ohio-based
American Electric Power traded blame
over the spread of the Aug. 14 black-
out in separate hearings yesterday.
International Transmission Co.
President Joseph Welch told the U.S.
House Energy and Commerce Com-
mittee that the Ann Arbor company
got "absolutely no warning" before
being hit with a high-voltage electric
flow that collapsed ITC's grid in the
Thumb area and southeast Michigan.
Welch took a slap at AEP and its
reliability coordinator, PJM, for dis-
connecting their systems "to save
themselves." Several AEP lines
tripped automatically before the black-
out struck at 4:10 p.m.
But J. Craig Baker, AEP senior vice
president for regulation and public
policy, told a state Senate committee
yesterday that Welch was trying to pin
blame on AEP when ITC may have
been at fault.
"AEP did not manually trip our pro-
tective equipment, sacrificing Michi-
gan to save ourselves' Baker told the
Michigan Senate Technology and
Energy Committee. "This is not a case
of a company gaming the system, as
Mr. Welch is implying to Congress
today.... This was a chain reaction of
events based on the laws of physics."
The dispute broke out as state, fed-
eral and provincial officials in the
United States and Canada, as well as
an independent overseer and a two-
nation panel, continue to delve into
what caused the blackout that spread
through eight states and Canada in a
matter of seconds, leaving millions of
customers without power.
Welch said no one told ITC that
Columbus-based AEP and Akron-

hI'aed First~nerev Corn. were experi-

out the incident, Lynch said. He is
believed to have returned when he
saw Joost enter the hotel.
Lynch said Joost was on the
phone with her husband, a Cedar
Park police officer, when Jackson
came back in.
County Prosecutor David Gorcy-
ca said Joost begged for her life
before she was shot. He told WDIV-
TV that she put up her hand, which
partially deflected the bullet that hit
her face.
As Joost lay on the floor pretend-
ing to be dead, the man tried to
shoot again but the gun apparently
did not fire, Gorcyca said. He said
the robbery netted about $500.
From a hiding place on the third
floor, Joost phoned her husband,
told him to call police, then dialed
911 herself, Lynch said. She said
Joost was doing well.
Police said they arrested a third
suspect who would be arraigned
tomorrow and were searching for a
fourth.
"We're asking for the public's
help ... because we believe he's dan-
gerous, very dangerous," said Lt.
Steve Zavislak, referring to the
fourth suspect.
Zavislak said the third suspect,
also a male, was taken into custody
Wednesday evening. He declined.

sHUBRAOHRI/Daify
Bus driver Steve Cain concentrates on maneuvering a Link bus en route yesterday. The Ann Arbor Transit
Authroity introduced its new "Link" route on Aug. 22. The Link connects Ann Arbor's four major shopping
and dining areas in Kerrytown, State Street, Main Street, and South University and Central Campus. The
buses run every eight minutes, and 13 of the 24 stops are on campus.

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