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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 27, 2003 - 3A

Event aims to recapture students' personal time

Officer assaulted
at football game
Police officers arrested eight people
at Saturday's football game in Michi-
gan Stadium, one for assaulting a
police officer, who was not injured.
Four others were arrested for minor in
possession of alcohol.
Department of Public Safety records
indicate that police officers gave 30 tick-
ets for alcohol in the stadium, three for
urinating in public and one for throwing
projectiles. One ticket was issued for
sales and solicitation in the stadium.
Nineteen people were ejected from
the stadium during the game. Ten peo-
ple were ejected for entering without a
student ticket and four for assisting
others in entering without a ticket.
Huron Valley Ambulance treated 35
people. Two people were transported to
the hospital; neither suffered from a
serious condition.
Student sexually
assaulted in dorm
According to DPS, a male student in
East Quad Residence Hall sexually
assaulted a female student Wednesday
evening. DPS has identified a male
suspect who is acquainted with the
assaulted female. Charges of third-
degree criminal sexual conduct are
being pursued; third degree typically
implies penetration.
Officer uncovers
cocaine dealing
in downtown area
A DPS officer was flagged down
near the corner of William Street and
Fifth Avenue Wednesday night because
of a suspected drug deal happening in
that vicinity, according to DPS reports.
The officer found a male and a female
suspect with an unspecified amount of
crack cocaine and marijuana. Neither
suspect is a student at the University.
They were arrested and released pend-
ing warrants.
Sleeping man has
rude awakening
A man who had fallen asleep on a
heating grate on East University outside
the C.C. Little Building awoke to anoth-
er man lying on top of him and fondling
him Thursday morning, DPS reports
show. A male suspect has been identi-
fied and DPS anticipates charging him.
Men take cash
from donation box
DPS records indicate that two male
subjects emptied a donation box at Tim
Horton's in the Michigan League early
Sunday morning. The men also dam-
aged a metal security barrier to get to
the donation box. The value of the miss-
ing money is unknown. DPS has no sus-
pects but has issued descriptions of the
subjects. The first is described as a 6-
foot black male wearing a blue sweat-
shirt and blue shiny jeans. The second
subject is a 5-foot-8 black male wearing
a red sweatshirt and carrying a back-
pack. Both subjects were wearing hoods
on their heads. DPS is investigating.
Padlock fails to
stop Union visitors
A caller reported on Friday that
unknown subjects had tried to forcibly
enter the tower of the Michigan Union.
The subjects forced open a padlocked
door inside the Union to get to the upper
levels. Nothing appeared to be missing

from the upper levels, however. DPS is
investigating and has no suspects.
Student crawling
through lab ceiling
damages tiles
A 40-year-old male student was
arrested Friday morning in the Space
Research laboratory. The man dam-
aged some ceiling tiles while crawling
around in the ceiling area, where he
was not supposed to be. DPS arrested
and released him pending warrants.
Thief backhands
tennis court net
DPS records show a caller reported a
tennis court net stolen from an outdoor
court at the Varsity Tennis Center Sat-
urday between midnight and 10 a.m.
DPS has no suspects.
Pool sharks steal
pool room's balls
A caller reported to DPS that three
male subjects rented a table with a
false ID at the Michigan Union Bil-
liards Room Thursday. The subjects
then left without paying and took two

By Farayha Amine
For the Daily
Influenced by the workaholic nature of many
Americans, students put aside deadlines, school
work and other prior commitments and gathered
Friday to promote a day designated by Gov. Jen-
nifer Granholm for communities to gather and seek
solutions to "time poverty."
On Take Back Your Time Day, participants at the
School of Natural Resources and Environment did
just that - sharing with cach other their problems
with time management and motivating each other
to relax more and give priority to personal and fam-
ily time over academia or work.
In other words, on this day, "Whatever society
says to do that is efficient, do the opposite" SNRE
Prof. Tom Princen said.

The average American has worked as many
hours by Oct. 24 as a Western European works in a
year, according to a press release from the national
group organizing the day's events.
"We have unrealistic expectations of ourselves
and others (that lead to) an eroding of humanity,
said June Gin, an SNRE graduate student. She
urged participants to "put up barriers that restore
our humanity."
Attendees were especially concerned with bal-
ancing school with a family life. Students who had
chosen to get married or have kids during graduate
school spoke about their struggle to make family
time while meeting a deadline for school, garnering
support from other participants.
Panelists and students studying time manage-
ment commented on the desire of Americans to
accomplish everything. They said many Americans

Pick of the patch

have the mentality that relaxation - though a nec-
essary part of maintaining one's mental health -
has a negative connotation in assessing one's pro-
ductivity.
SNRE graduate student Lee Moore said observ-
ing the Sabbath is a solution to many of these over-
scheduling problems. "Time does not have to be
productive, and (that is the) solution of the Sab-
bath," Moore said.
She recommended that all attendees observe the
Sabbath outside of its religious context by setting
aside a day in their week to ignore any problems
related to work or school and go out for a walk or
spend time with their kids.
"The Sabbath is for pleasure - if you don't have
pleasure, what is your life for?" Moore said.
Other solutions to combat overworking were
provided by SNRE Prof. Ray De Young, who urged
PREACHERS
Continued from Page 1A
There are those who disagree with Payne. "There
are a fair number of Christians who differ with the
approach that I take. (They) are anti-rational and
distrustful of reason," Payne said.
Payne, who has spread his message each fall for
the past five years, also disagrees with the methods
of traditional street preachers.
"They are out there telling people 'you're going
to hell' when they don't believe in hell in the first
place, telling people they're immoral ... but hardly
ever does it give glory to Christ," Payne said.
IVCF President John Downer agrees with
Payne's approach and said those who oppose his
methods need to examine the Bible as more than a
spiritual text. "My personal opinion is that God cre-
ated a mind as well everything else, and we can use
that mind to think about God," Downer said.
The Muslim Students Association was also on
the Diag last week for Islam Awareness Week.
MSA handed out flyers and pamphlets to teach
about Islam and invite passersby to upcoming lec-
tures. "We work on educating people who are not
Muslim about what Islam really is, breaking down
stereotypes. We also give resources to Muslims on

everyone to prioritize family over work even if it
means a cut in their paychecks.
De Young also suggested that the misconception
that multi-tasking is beneficial leads to much of the
overworking of Americans. "Single-task. It'll drag
it out.... It can you give you a mini-reflective
moment."
The national Take Back Your Time Day organiza-
tion requested that all groups that met across the
country send in their solutions to presidential can-
didates in order to promote the day and help Ameri-
cans gain back the more personal parts of their lives
that are becoming more and more obscure.
SNRE graduate student Michael DiRamio
summed up the session, as well as the purpose
of Take Your Time Back Day, in a few words.
"(Time) is not a measured quality but an expe-
rience. Time is life."
campus allowing (them) to grow not only as Mus-
lims but as students," said Omar Khalil, president
of MSA.
Khalil stressed that the purpose of Islam Aware-
ness Week and the MSA is not convert students but
to educate the public about the religion and to
counteract the negative stereotypes created by the
media and the Sept. 11th attacks. But MSA will
help any student who wishes to convert, Khalil
said. "We always ask before someone wants to con-
vert if they are serious. It usually takes joint collab-
oration between (MSA) and the mosque, because
the mosque has more resources," he said.
Concerning Christian evangelists on the
Diag, Khalil welcomes their presence. "Person-
ally, they can go and say whatever they want. I
have absolutely no feelings against them at all.
The Diag is a place where people can say what
they want," Khalil said.
Evangelism at the University goes beyond the
Diag. Both Sackett, who is a member of Campus
Crusade for Christ, and Payne said that their groups
have other outreach operations. CCC often invites
students to its Bible studies. IVCF conducts "Con-
tact Evangelism" each week, discussing Christiani-
ty with students in the Michigan Union and other
main University buildings.
insure, this could significantly reduce
costs for single parents.
"We do think that this structure will
cluding be more robust"Grazier said.
ies and The committee estimated that
employees would pay anywhere from an
I first to extra $15 to $430 in premiums under the
ess to its plan, depending on which of the seven
cutting it proposed insurance plans they chose;
is being and what tier they were in.
t shares The University plans to hold several
informational sessions with faculty in
of Uni- the next few weeks to explain the rec-
o-person ommendations and receive feedback.
r more. Calls made to faculty members
he com- yesterday were not returned. Pathol-
a fourth ogy Prof. Daniel Remick said he did
hildren. not yet know enough information to
nsive to comment.

ASHLEY HARPER/Daily
Two-year-old Lauren Conley stands alongside her father yesterday at Wing Farm in
Dexter, near the giant pumpkin they plan to take home.

COMPUTERS
Continued from Page 1A
also edit on one monitor, and pre-
view (their results) on the other
monitor," she said.
Jones said Macs are the best graphical
design computers, and the extra monitor
was included for the purpose for graphi-
cal design programs such as Photoshop.
Adding the extra monitors on the
Power Mac G5s were inexpensive, Cam-
pus Computing Sites Manager Steve
Sarrica said. The second monitors "are
the old displays from the G4s that were
replaced. We chose to reuse them on the
G5s instead of sending them to Property
Disposition. The only additional cost to
us to do this was a $99 video adapter for

each machine."
"The convenience of having
(another) monitor outweighed the
costs," Jones said.
But the PCs in the Fishbowl will
not have the luxury of another moni-
tor, said Jones.
"The cost of (buying monitors for the
PCs) would be more severe," he said,
with costs in the hundreds of dollars.
The Power Mac G5s in Angell Hall
have received many compliments,
said Jones. "One student told me that
it was the most impressive thing he's
seen." He added, "The University is
very fortunate for these computers.
It's high quality stuff."
The new computers and extra moni-
tors in the Fishbowl also impressed LSA

freshman Jennifer Metes. "When I'm on
the Internet I can put one program on
one screen and another on the second,"
she said.
"(The second monitor) is probably
not necessary, but it's probably helpful to
other people who have multiple pro-
grams running."
Other students were more ambivalent
about the addition. "It's a convenience
that doesn't need to be there," LSA sen-
ior Anthony Nguyen said. "The fact that
its there means it's going to be used. It's
neither a plus nor a minus," he said.
Kinesiology senior Ben Gravlin
said, "It's handy. I can keep an eye
on the baseball score with it and
have my homework on the other
monitor."

INSURANCE
Continued from Page 1A
-tions and alternatives, inc
plans used at other universit
corporations.
"The University is committed
its employees and retirees, but le
dependents:' Grazier said. "By c
to 85 percent, the Universityi
more fiscally responsible and i
the pain."
There are currently three tiers
versity employees - single, tw
and families of three people o
Premiums vary for each tier. TI
mittee recommended addinga
tier of single parents with cl
Since children are less exper

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