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The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 10, 2003 - 3A

Crime on North
Campus having a
banner year
A Department of Public Safety
report shows that six banners with the
words "Celebrating 150 Years of Engi-
neering Excellence" were stolen from
outdoor light poles near the Francis-
Xavier Bagnoud Building. Two of
these banners were valued at $150 each
and were 4 feet by 2 feet; the values
and dimensions of the others are
unknown. The banners were stolen
between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30
a.m. Wednesday.
Also stolen was a banner from the
atrium of the Electrical
Engineering Building. This banner was
also valued at $150 and was 3 feet by 4
feet. The banner was also commemo-
rating the 150-year anniversary of the
Engineering School. A similar banner
was stolen in mid-September. DPS
urges anyone with information to noti-
fy campus safety.
Laptop stolen from
unlocked room
A personal laptop computer valued
at $1,700 was stolen from an unlocked
room in the Don Canham Natatorium
either Friday or Saturday. The comput-
er has not been recovered and DPS has
no suspects.
Flaming mop heads
set off fire alarm
A caller reported that two mop heads
caught fire while drying in a commer-
cial dryer in the Michigan League
laundry room, according to DPS
reports. The mop heads, valued at $5
each, were damaged, but the dryer sus-
tained no serious damage. Heavy
smoke filled the basement and drifted
to the first floor. The blaze triggered
the fire alarm at 4 p.m. Friday. The
Occupational Safety and Environmen-
tal Health team and Ann Arbor Fire
Department responded and gave the
all-clear to allow people back into the
building. No injuries were reported.
Weed smokers
run afoul of law
According to DPS records, an offi-
cer was sent out early Saturday morn-
ing to investigate subjects in
possession of marijuana in West Quad
Residence Hall. The officer located
two bags of marijuana and two pipes,
containing marijuana. The officer con-i
fiscated the pipes and bags and entered
them into evidence. A report was made]
and is pending review with the Washte-
naw County Prosecutor's Office. t
Purse stolen, foundn
in parked car
A caller reported to DPS that het
found an Mcard and a purse in his1
vehicle on the 800 block of Washing-
ton Street at 1 p.m. Thursday. DPS dis-
covered that the items belonged to a
victim of a larceny that had occurred
between noon and 1 p.m. that day. The
female victim did not yet know the
items were missing. DPS notified the
woman and returned her belongings.
LCD projector
stolen from vehicle
A caller at the North Ingalls Build-

ing reported to DPS that a University
LCD projector had been stolen from ,
his vehicle at an off-campus location
on Thursday. An informational report
was filed with DPS and authorities in
the jurisdiction in which the theft
occurred will investigate.
Fire alarm tripped
by wayward child
A Wednesday morning fire alarm in
the Michigan Union was listed as inten-
tional but accidental, according to DPS
records. The alarm was activated when a
small child pulled the fire alarm.
University check
forged in Texas
A caller at the Institute for Social
Research Wednesday reported a forged
University check written at an out-of-
state location. The check was written in
Texas and will be investigated by Texas
police. The value is unknown.
Theft of coat
leads to arrest
Staff at the Alumni Memorial Hall
reported to DPS that security was fol-
lowing two suspects involved in a lar-
ceny Wednesday afternoon. DPS
arrested the two suspects for stealing a
coat. The suspects were released pend-
ing authorization of a warrant and

'U' regent
his pizza
'he Associated Press

Clean sweep

A2lends a hand
as winter closes
in on homeless

Nearing his fifth anniversary as chief
executive of privately held Domino's
Inc., David Brandon will continue to
exercise his culinary creativity.
Brandon recently signed a five-year
extension to his contract at Domino's,
whose sales in a limping industry have
gone from $3.2 billion with 6,219 stores
in 1998 to $3.96 billion with 7,230 sites
in 2002.
"I now have the
luxury of going
two or three years
without having to
forecast my
Sfuture,"he said. "I
may decide to stay
here longer, or I
may decide to do
Brandonsomething else. I
Brandonwas brought up to
believe at some point you do public
service." Brandon serves on the Univer-
sity Board of Regents, and doesn't rule
out a run for higher office.
Since 1990, Brandon has donated
more than $140000 to GOP candidates,
according to the. Centerfor Responsive
Politics, which tracks donations in U.S.
elections. He's a former finance director
for the state GOP and still sits on the
Michigan Republican State Committee.
The former Michigan football player
gets into the nitty gritty of pizza mak-
ing. He insists on making each new
product personally before expecting line
workers to make it.
Domino's has slightly more market
share now than it did when Brandon
took the helm. The company's operating
profits have risen each year since then.
Continued from Page 1A
transportation is a good substitute for
parking structures. "I think it is the
city's hope that students won't bring
their cars" to Ann Arbor, Herrell said.
Fisher said the University itself should
provide more parking spots for students
who have cars. Department of Public
Safety Sgt. Jeff Rowe said it is not likely
that the situation will improve because
the campus is too crowded. But commu-
nicating the rules to students would pre-
vent needlessly issuing them tickets,
Rowe said.
The University sells parking passes to
use its lots. The Orange and Yellow pass-
es are $14 and $18.90 per month,
respectively, for lots located on South
Campus. For $51 per month, a student
can purchase a Blue pass on Central
Campus. But no spot can be occupied
for longer than 48 hours, so a student
would have to move his or her car every
other day.

University of Windsor student Ezra Kukzycki curls with University
of Michigan students Saturday at Roseland Golf Course and
Curling Center in Windsor, Ontario.
Few customers Wilbng to
cross Bordepikete

By Jeremy Berkowitz
and Emily Kraack
Daily Staff Reporters
If there is one thing students and the
city's homeless people can agree on, it's
this - Ann Arbor can be miserable
once winter sets in.
Ron, who has a place to live on Stadi-
um Boulevard but still collects change to
support his family, said that the best way
to deal with winter weather is to get out
of Michigan. "If you're cold, go some-
where where it's warm,"he said. He rec-
ommended a warmer climate like
Florida and said that if he had more
money, he would go there himself.
Danny, a homeless man who often
sits outside of White
Market on East
William Street,said We can't
that because the problem f
shelters are full, he C
has to work out wec an aVI
strategies for keep- for the nig
ing warm in the
"I'm trying to Departr
dress as warm as I
can' he said. He added that he tries to
crawl into holes at night to get out of
the open. "At night you just do the best
you can. Most of the time you just suf-
fer." Danny said keeping warm during
the day is not as hard because he can go
into coffeehouses or restaurants.
Student groups, city officials and law
enforcement are working to decrease
the dangers posed by the combination
of homelessness and low temperatures.
Department of Public Safety Lt. Robert
Neumann said DPS trains its officers
and works to help people left out in the
cold. "We're always concerned with the
health and safety of everyone we
encounter," he said.
Neumann said DPS gives its officers
reference materials containing infor-
mation about resources for the home-
less. He said officers try to get people
into shelters or contact their families
when cold weather hits. He said that
sometimes DPS allows homeless peo-
ple to stay in the DPS office lobby
overnight, though he cautioned that the
DPS lobby is "not a shelter" and said
that officers evaluate each individual
case before offering the space.
"It's a temporary solution for that
night. We can't solve the problem for
them, but we can avoid a crisis for the
night," he said.
Neumann said if a student sees a
homeless person who seems to be in
danger, they should take action. "If a
person seems to be in distress, if
they seem to need help, (students)
are encouraged to give DPS a call,"
he said.
Area shelters are working to insti-
tute new services as winter sets in. The

solve the
or them, but
oid a crisis
Lt. Robert Neumann
1ment of Public Safety

director, said the
Detroit Project is
currently hold-
ing a clothing
drive, She said
the drive will
end with a "vir-
tual store" held
in Gompers ele-
mentary school
in northwestern

Ann Arbor News reported that the
Robert J. Delonis Center, a new 50-
bed shelter in downtown Ann Arbor,
will replace three existing shelters and
is slated to open Nov. 19. The Delonis
Center will also have an emergency
warming shelter, which has chairs for
the night so people can get warm
when the temperature or wind chill
falls below 20 degrees.
While DPS and area shelters aim to
get people out of the cold, student
groups like the Detroit Project and the
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan seek to raise awareness and
furnish homeless people with warm
clothes once winter sets in. Engineering
senior Janna Burrell, a major events co-

Continued from Page 1A
"There's been a few people going in,
but not too many," said UFCW union
member Tom Rekuc.
Paula Perry of Detroit was among the
customers who crossed picket lines to
shop at Borders on Saturday. She said
she was bothered by the picketers, but
added, "If they feel like they're not get-
ting paid right, then I support them."
"We'll be out here until we get a fair
and just contract," Rekuc said. He also
said that the picketers will protest during
all open store hours.
Borders spokeswoman Anne Roman
said there has been no communication
between strikers and management since
the strike began. "We remain open to
negotiating at any time with the union
and would love to resolve this quickly."
"I see a lot of the rhetoric about the
company not negotiating and I think it's
really important that we set the record
straight on that," Roman added.
Brannan said picketing will not be
limited to the Liberty Street store.
"We're going to be out here every day,
and any place Borders does business is

not off limits (for protesting)" Brannan
said employees plan to protest at the
Arborland and Birmingham locations as
well as at the store's corporate headquar-
ters in Ann Arbor. He said they will also
protest at the grand opening of a new
Detroit Borders location today.
Roman said if protests do take place
at other locations and at headquarters,
Borders will handle the situation simi-
larly to how they are handling it at the
Liberty Street store. "Should that occur,
people have a legal right to protest, and
as long as they are abiding by what the
laws are ... then it's their right to make
that protest."
Much to the dismay of many pick-
eters, Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
crossed the picket line on Saturday, said
Irfan Nooruddin, a former Graduate
Employees Organization member and
supporter of the strike.
"I'm a longtime Michigan football
fan ... I always believed Lloyd Carr
really believed in teaching young people
about principles and values. I was raised
to believe that crossing a picket line was
morally wrong, and I'm disappointed
that he was able to do it so easily this
morning," Nooruddin said.

Detroit on November 15.
The store served more than 300
people last year. "There's definitely
homeless people served," Burrell said.
Gompers serves a population where
30 to 40 percent of the children at the
school fall below the poverty line.
Burrell said it is in the poorest part of
"We want to make sure people get
clothes before the bad weather hits,"
she said. She added that mid-November
is a good time to hold the drive because
people are cleaning out their closets.
PIRGIM is also hosting the Hunger
and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Activities start with a Hunger Banquet
on Sunday to demonstrate the unequal
distribution of food in the world. Tick-
ets are $3 and all proceeds go to Food
Gatherers. On Nov. 18, Pirgim will be
on the Diag to educate about hunger
and homelessness. "LISTEN;' a docu-
mentary created by two RC students
about Ann Arbor homelessness, will
screen at 8 p.m. in Pond Room C of the
Michigan Union on Thursday. Other
groups involved in the week's events
include Changing Ann Arbor Around,
the International Hunger Project and
Habitat for Humanity.
PIRGIM is also hosting a Day of
Action on Nov. 23 where participants
can take a more active role in helping
the community by volunteering at vari-
ous sites such as SAFE House and
Avalon Housing. "It's where we can
take everything we've learned and put
it into action," said SNRE senior Han-
Ching Lin, a member of the Hunger
and Homelessness Awareness Week

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