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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 3

THIS WEEK
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U.S. diplomat discusses

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Five Years Ago...
The license of Phi Delta Theta frater-
nity's University chapter was suspended
by the national headquarters after an
investigation revealed that members had
violated an alcohol-free housing policy.
"Last week the chapter members
broke their commitment to keep their
house alcohol free. In failing to keep that
commitment, they also separated them-
selves from the core values of this frater-
nity," Robert Biggs, executive vice
president for Phi Delta Theta, said in a
written statement.
Fraternity members living in the
Washtenaw Avenue residence were
required to find new housing for violat-
ing the alcohol policy, which the campus
Phi Delta Theta chapter instituted in the
spring of 1995.
The investigation was spurred by the
death of LSA freshman Courtney Can-
tor, who, the week before had been seen
drinking during a party at the fraternity
before she fell out of her window from
the sixth story of Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall.
Ten years ago...
The College Republicans and Gay
Liberation Front waged a poster battle
during AIDS Awareness Week. College
Republicans covered Angell Hall's Fish-
bowl in posters that read, "Want to cure
AIDS? Try morality" and "Family val-
ues cure AIDS."
The Gay Liberation Front responded
by posting its own slogans including
"Hate is not a family value" and "Don't
let the College Republicans think for
you. Get the facts. Nothing cures AIDS."
Oct. 23, 1969
The University Rifle Club held its
first meeting, dedicating itself to teach-
ing students to use and enjoy shooting
firearms.
"I think everybody should learn how
to shoot ... especially girls. Sometime
someone is going to put a weapon in
your hand, and if you won't know how to
use it you won't shoot anyone" said club
advisor Ed Terill, who was certified for
instruction by the National Rifle Associ-
ation.
Club members used .22-caliber Rem-
ington rifles from a distance of 50 feet.
"A bullet is similar to the spoken word.
Everyone has said something they wish
they hadn't said - a bullet is the same
way," Terill said.
Oct. 23, 1986
The Undergraduate Library
announced it would open a lounge on
the first floor by the end of the semester.
The lounge blueprint included plans for
several vending machines, coffee pots,
study tables and "modular" furniture.
Associate Librarian Barbara
MacAdam said the vending machines
would only be available during the after-
noon and evening hours because "staff
funding is not available to keep the
machines open all day."
The plans also called for a monitor to
be on duty during those times to prevent
students from stealing from the
machines, and to keep the lounge neat.
October 27, 1973
University students demanded the
immediate impeachment of President
Richard Nixon for several reasons,
including the Watergate scandal and his
policies during the Vietnam War.
More than 800 students protested at
the Diag and then marched to the office
of Rep. Marvin Esch (R - Ann Arbor) at
the corner of Fourth and Huron streets.
One student wore a Nixon mask and

told students at the rally that they would
be "pleased to know that I've suspended
all your constitutional liberties."
Oct. 25, 1929
Americans who want to buy their own
vehicles and store them at home are bet-
ter off buying automobiles than air-
planes, Engineering Prof. John Worley
said during a discussion on the problems
of passenger transportation.
In terms of vehicle comfort, safety,
cost and availability for immediate use,
Worley said he believed the automobile
to be more effective that the airplane.
"The airplane excels only in 'road'
speed, and possibly in elapsed time
between termini, he said.
Oct. 18, 1964
A proposal to create a Washtenaw
County community college was unveiled
as a ballot question for the January elec-
tion, leaving Ann Arbor voters to decide
whether to approve its creation.
The college was proposed after a sur-
vey showed that employers in Washte-
naw County were reporting a significant

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By Dan Trudeau
Daily Staff Reporter

Eui

The U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, University alum Ronald Wel
Business School's 37th annual William K. Mclnally Memorial
yesterday in Hale Auditorium.
MSU T-shirts
By Adhiraj Dutt there,"
Daily Staff Reporter Office
Affairs
As the Michigan football team prepares to take anyone
on the Spartans on Nov. 1, three Michigan State "Th
seniors continue selling T-shirts that have offended sports,"
members of both college communities. phobic
The green T-shirts have an explicit drawing of to insul
two wolverines wearing athletic jerseys that boast T-sh
the phrase "Wolverines Pack Fudge." The students which h
advertised the shirts last week with flyers on the "Our sh
Michigan State campus and are selling the shirts entatio:
for $10 through their website. shirts t
Many students and staff at the University of are NO
Michigan have taken offense to the shirts. person,
"I've seen things like this before, but this is out But]

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989,
and the subsequent release of many Cen-
tral European nations from communist
rule, presented the opportunity for demo-
cratic government and the problem of
restructuring entire countries from
scratch.
Ronald Weiser, U.S. ambassador to
Slovakia, addressed a crowd yesterday in
Hale Auditorium, speaking of the chal-
lenges that faced those Central European
republics in their formative years and the
opportunities they now present.
"(U.S.) businesses that are not look-
ing to invest in central Europe, especial-
ly in Slovakia, do so at their own risk,"
said Weiser, a Business School alum.
Slovakia, like some of its neighbors,
has rebounded strongly from the fall of
communism and now stands as a new
and open market for American products
and companies, he said.
"The combined population of (Slova-
DAVID TUMAN/Daily kia, Poland, the Czech Republic and
iser, delivers the Hungary) is 70 million people," Weiser
Lecture said. "These people represent incredible
future purchasing power as they become
bashing 'U' ci
said Kelly Garrett, assistant director of the LGBT Comm
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issue with the
. "That's pretty blatantly - I don't see how nology is ofte
can see this in a positive way." "They claim to
ere's a lot of homophobia surrounding but for everyon
she said. "It's very common to see homo- have a disclain
words and images in sports because it's easy had to think ab(
t someone by insinuating they're gay." "The root of
irt makers referred media to a website, derogatory tei
has a disclaimer from the students that states, added. "It's ha
hirts DO NOT target any specific sexual ori- against everyon
n whatsoever ... Please do not take these The sale of 1
he wrong way." The disclaimer adds, "We rivalry between
T trying to discriminate against any type of Maize Rage sei
except people who like U of M of course." students at the 1
LSA junior and Michigan Student Assembly level as they ro

rope'
upwardly mobile."
Weiser added t
learned in the redev
tral Europe can bet
for the restructuring
those redeveloped ge
a valuable resource tl
able position toward1
The ambassador als
low costs and an edu
assets for potential in
and said some of the /
pean businesses oper
have found their most
cient operations take p
"Forbes (magazin
the next Hong Kon
School Dean RobertI
place that's about to b
ic powerhouse." Dola
er, a 1966 graduate
School and former rea
Weiser discussed
tionship that the Un
developing Central
and said American in
mats enjoy opportu
nations do not bec
given to those countr
He said these frie

s prospects
would also make Slovakia and other
hat the lessons Central European republics into valu-
'elopment of Cen- able mediators between the United
used as guidelines States and other, more hostile countries
g of Iraq and said in nearby regions.
)vernments will be "America gave first by helping pull
hanks to their ami- down the Berlin Wall and bringing criti-
the United States. cal aid," Weiser said. "In turn, they have
o listed low wages, assisted the U.S. in promoting democra-
cated workforce as cy and providing a valuable bridge to
vestors in Slovakia the East."
American and Euro- Masters in Business Administration
ating in the region student Matthew Peckham worked with
t effective and effi- the ambassador on a consulting project
lace in Slovakia. and traveled to Slovakia for the project.
e) referred to it as Peckham said the trip helped him real-
g," said Business ize the potential the United States has
Dolan. "It's a small for reinvigorating the nation and help-
ecome an econom- ing the people there.
n introduced Weis- "That whole region is an area where
of the Business small changes have a bigger impact
al estate investor. than here in America," Peckham said.
the unique rela- "Slight improvements have such an
ited States has in incredible change on the lives of the
European nations people there."
ivestors and diplo- The lecture was part of an annual
unities that other series in honor of former University
ause of U.S. aid Regent William McInally, whose family
ies in the past. sponsors the series and was in attendance
ndly relationships for Weiser's speech.

oss line, students

ission Co-Chair Jeff Souva took
usage of "pack fudge." "The termi-
n used derogatorily," Souva said.
use the term not for our community
e at Michigan, but the fact that they
mer on their website shows they've
out the derogatory usage." .
it is that the term was created as a
rm against homosexuals," Souva
rd to separate the use of the term
e or against the LGBT community."
the shirts capitalizes on the intense
n the two schools. LSA junior and
cretary Ryan Shinska said he hopes
University don't stoop to such a low
ot for the Wolverines.

"As a fan, I prefer cheering for my own team
rather than knocking the other team," Shinska said.
"When you're Michigan, you'll get that wherever
you go. We're a renowned program and people are
jealous of us."
Though insulting shirts are also sold across the
Michigan campus, they use less offensive phrases,
and other rivals that bash Michigan on T-shirts are
more tasteful, Shinska said. "It seems they're doing
this not for the money but to spite us," he said.
While many students and faculty at MSU have
condemned the shirts, students at the University
feel little can be done to prevent their sale.
"I am not sure what students at U of M could
do;' Souva said. "From their website, it seems they
don't care about what Michigan students think"

SPEAK OUT
Continued from Page 1
her peers wanted her to keep quiet, and she
lost many friends as a result.
SAPAC director Kelly Cichy said Speak
Out was an excellent way to come together
and show support to the survivors. She also
said that the event's continued success is a
direct result of student demand.
Event organizer Lindsay Jolley, a
SAPAC member, said, she was very
pleased with the evening. "These are very
important issues to be involved with,"
said Jolley, an LSA junior. "Survivors
come to the forum and gain strength off
the stories of others."
A SAPAC volunteer and graduate stu-
dent explained that initially she could not
accept that she was actually raped. Dur-
ing her freshman year at an East Coast
college five years ago, a male student she
met at a party invited her to his "sauna

room" upstairs. The woman assured her
friends she knew what she was doing, and
subsequently had sex upstairs while cry-
ing and repeating "no."
Though it took her months to realize the
incident had deeply affected her, she eventu-
ally received therapy and began to open up
with her friends.
"By telling people, I am taking control
back. I'm not a victim anymore, I'm a sur-
vivor," she said.
LSA sophomore Lynn Fetch said she
became a SAPAC volunteer because of per-
sonal experiences. She said it is especially
important for forums like this to take place on
the college campus.
"Everyone has varying experiences, but it
is a big step to actually recognize that some-
thing did happen," she said.
The program also featured a clothesline
display, with shirts decorated by assault sur-
vivors and their families to reflect their expe-
riences.

ABORTION
Continued from Page 1A
will be struck down. It's unconstitutional:' Lautenberg
said during his remarks on the Senate floor yesterday.
Michigan legislators were divided on the legislation.
Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow both voted
against the legislation today. Of the 14 members of the
House of Representatives, all voted in favor of the partial-
birth abortion ban except Reps. John Conyers (D-Detroit)
and Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak). The bill passed the
;Houseon Oct. 2 by amargin of 281-142.
"Partial-birth abortion is not simply a private or med-
ical decision. It is an ugly procedure performed on
defenseless children when there is no health or safety risk

to the mother," said Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Holland).
Student groups on campus expressed differing opin-
ions on the legislation. "(The bill) doesn't have an excep-
tion for a woman's health. That is crucial for any abortion
legislation. The bill defines partial-birth abortion so
vaguely that it could be used to ban far more wide-rang-
ing procedures than proponents of the bill claim it
would," said LSA junior Greg Malivuk, executive board
member of Students for Choice.
LSA senior Louise Conlon, president of Students for
Life, said the procedure is particularly "terrible" because
it is performed so late in pregnancies. "Contraiy tothe
claims of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America
... This technique is not rare and not only that, it is being
used on health mother's with healthy babies," she said.

Corrections:
The joint GEO/LEO rally will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29. Also, GEO has not made any specific demands
with regards to generic drugs. These facts was stated incorrectly in an editorial on page 4 of yesterday's Daily.
A caption to a photograph on page 7 of yesterday's Daily incorrectly identified University Hospital Security
Officer Troy Schuh.

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