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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 4, 2003 - 3A

Opening game
keeps police busy
Concerns over thrown marshmallows
were not the only things keeping police
officers busy during Saturday's opening
football game against Central Michigan.
Department of Public Safety officers
arrested five people and gave 23 others
citations during the game, DPS spokes-
woman Diane Brown said.
Those numbers are slightly above
average, Brown said.
"It was a little high for the first foot-
ball game," she said. "But it was a pretty
full crowd."
Brown said one person was arrested
for disorderly conduct, while the other
four arrests were for minors in posses-
sion of alcohol. The citations included
three for public urination and 20 for
having alcohol in the stadium, she said.
According to DPS media log reports,
one minor who was cited for alcohol
was taken to the University Hospital
Emergency Room for alcohol poisoning.
Phone call leads
to suicide scare
DPS officers came to the assistance of
a woman who spent an extended amount
of time inside her parked vehicle on Fri-
day afternoon. The officers found the
woman after a caller informed them that
her vehicle's windows were rolled up
and the car was parked in a semi-
enclosed structure.
According to the DPS media log, the
caller feared that the woman was
attempting to commit suicide. But when
police approached the vehicle it was dis-
covered the woman had only been talk-
ing on her cell phone. No other
problems were found.
East Quad window
pane found
DPS is looking for two men seen run-
ning away from East Quad Residence
Hall down Willard Street early Saturday
morning. The men, described as being
white males approximately 6 feet tall
and wearing light blue shirts and dark
blue jeans at the time, were seen by a
University Housing security officer
throwing an object through one of the
residence hall's windows at approxi-
mately midnight, DPS reports state.
DPS Lt. Jesse Lewit said the object,
which was never found, broke a small
pane of glass in one of the lounge win-
dows off of East University Avenue.
Camper scares
walkers, packs up
A homeless man was told by DPS
officers on Saturday morning to pack up
his makeshift campsite, built in a forest-
ed area off Fuller Road near Huron High
School. Lewit said the department had
received a report from a frightened per-
son walking by the campsite. After find-
ing the man, police gave him 48 hours to
gather his belongings and leave the area.
Students given
Welcome Week
A total of 15 students started the new
-academic year off by receiving MIPs
from DPS officers on Saturday and Sun-
day nights. Brown said seven of those
MIPs were handed out Saturday.
According to the DPS media log, those

citations included four at East Quad, one
at Mary Markley Residence Hall, and
another near the Harlan Hatcher Gradu-
ate Library. In addition, one man was
cited while at University Hospital after
allegedly being assaulted earlier that
night. DPS is currently investigating the
Two students given citations Sunday
were transported to University Hospital
for treatment, DPS reports state.
Officers arrest
dancing man, 18
DPS officers on Friday morning
arrested an 18-year-old man wanted on a
bench warrant from the Ann Arbor
Police Department. The man was found
dancing on steps near a parking lot on
Observatory Street known as Old Main
Hospital at 5:11 a.m. DPS officers
would not give the reason behind the
man's bench warrant.
Cyclists reminded:
Register bicycles
Anyone who owns and rides a bicycle
in Ann Arbor is required to register it
through the city clerk's office, according
to University and city ordinances.
In order to aid students who aim to
follow city laws, DPS is holding several
on-campus registration drives during the
next month. The drives will take place
today on the Diag from 11 a.m. to 4
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Officials request more energy
regulations from Congress

energy officials and governors from
states darkened by last month's blackout
said yesterday that self-monitoring of
the nation's power grid by the electricity
industry fails to protect the public, and
they urged Congress to increase govern-
ment oversight.
"A system that relies on courtesy
calls (to warn of power line problems)
is clearly outdated," Ohio Gov. Bob
Taft told a congressional hearing into
the Aug. 14 blackout that cascaded
within seconds from Ohio through
Michigan and Canada and down New
York state.
An estimated 50 million people
were affected and the costs in lost
wages, productivity and other disrup-
tions has been put into the billions of
Continued from Page 1A
While the suggested therapy never
took place, the idea of cooperative heal-
ing and reconciliation stayed with Fourie
for years and eventually resurfaced in
the form of the Lyndi Fourie Founda-
tion. Fourie is touring the United States
to tell her story and create support for
the foundation.
"It's a mission for me to help other
people become aware of how our preju-
dices are ill-founded," she said.
The proposed non-profit foundation
will seek to bring together former vic-
tims and combatants in the conflict over
Apartheid and also provide diversity
training to large companies in need of a
way to deal with the shifting nature of

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm
told a House Energy and Commerce
Committee hearing that the economic
repercussions as a result of closed
factories, businesses and other facili-
ties in her state alone "will reach the
$1 billion mark" and "we feel fortu-
nate there was no loss of life."
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham
joined the governors in urging Con-
gress to set federal reliability stan-
dards for the power transmission
system and give the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission clout to
enforce the standards.
FERC Chairman Pat Wood said he
welcomed such a move and told law-
makers that while his agency has
jurisdiction over wholesale electricity
race relations in South Africa. The
organization was co-founded by Fourie
and Mphahlele after the two met at his
book signing in Cape Town in 1997.
"We spent two hours discussing
what our backgrounds were," Fourie
said. "I understood completely how
he could become so disillusioned,"
she added, noting that years of pover-
ty and oppression had led Mphahlele
down a violent path.
Though he has given up violent
means of addressing conflict, Mphahlele
is still classified as a terrorist by the U.S.
State Department and was not permitted
to enter the country with Fourie.
Fourie's came to the University
because sociology Prof. David Williams,
who met her during a trip to South
Africa for research and thought that her

markets and transmission costs, it has
no power to address reliability. "Cur-
rently there is no direct federal
authority or responsibility for the reli-
ability of the transmission grid," he
said. After a 1965 blackout in the
Northeast, Congress left it to a private
group, the North American Electricity
Reliability Commission, to establish
grid standards. But NERC has no
power to force companies to comply
or levy any penalties to violators.
"As long as compliance to these
standards remains voluntary, we will
fall short of providing the greatest
possible assurance of reliability,"
Michehl Gent, NERC president, told
the hearing. He said his organization
for years had sought mandatory, fed-
erally imposed standards.
story should be told in Ann Arbor when
he heard she would be in the United
"I think Ginn's story is such a com-
pelling one and it illustrates a level of
humanity that literally takes our breath
away," Williams said. "To think of her
reaching out to them and working
together: It's a mind-boggling story."
Students present at the event were
also deeply impacted, noting that
Fourie's speech gave a deeper insight
into the struggles of South Africans and
the lasting effects of racism and hate.
"It was different, but definitely worth-
while," Rackham student Aleisha Lang-
horne said of Fourie's speech. "It's not
about just reparation or some money
and acknowledgement that this hap-
pened. There are still lasting effects."

Students line up around the corner of State Street and North
University Avenue to get into Shaman Drum Bookshop yesterday.

Continued from Page 1A
. In addition, Trudeau said he feels
that as a University alum still living in
Ann Arbor, he is in a unique position
to see the views of students and non-
students alike.
While Lax, an LSA senior has chosen
to run as an independent in Ward 1, and
Sheill is running on the Libertarian tick-
et in Ward 4, the Green Party is sponsor-
ing candidates Trudeau and Haug in
Wards 4 and 1, respectively.
Currently, the five-ward council has
two Republican members and eight
Democratic members serving on it.
In choosing to run on the Libertarian
ticket, Sheill, an LSA senior, acknowl-
edged that he had reservations with
Republicans and did not sympathize
with Democrats.
"Although I am aware that the Liber-
tarians don't really have a chance to be
elected to the presidency, I've always
supported the positions and policies of
the party, and I'd like to support (them)
at the local level."
But Sheill is no stranger to politi-
cal activism. Currently a political
science major, he is a member of
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy
and helped to organize Hash Bash
2002, and he supports the de-crimi-
nalization of marijuana.
But, gaining a council seat against
Ward 4 Councilwoman Marcia Hig-
gins will not be easy for Sheill or
Trudeau, who formerly maintained
the Daily's computer system as infor-
mation technology coordinator for the
Board for Student Publications. The
Republican has served on the council
for two two-year terms and almost ran
unopposed had Sheill and Trudeau not
entered the race.
Haug, a Rackham student who has
been involved in politics with the Green
Party since he arrived in Ann Arbor four
years ago, feels the City Council can
benefit from his concern with issues that
major parties steer clear from.
"In comparison to (1st Ward Democ-
ratic Councilman) Bob Johnson, I'm a
firm believer of bringing fresh, new
blood into the political system whenever
possible," Haug said.
To strengthen their campaigns,
Trudeau and Haug are pooling their
resources within the Green party and
working together for the Nov. 4 election,
he added.
"I don't think there is anything that [I
bring] that another couldn't," Higgins
said. "But what I have brought is a level
of consensus and common sense on how
to approach things."
Current Councilwoman Wendy Ann
Woods (D-Ward 5) said she feels any-
one who is committed to Ann Arbor
could make a good City Council candi-
date. "(Serving as a council member)
is a very big time commitment, but I
see no reason why any student who had
time to debate the issues could not
run," she added.
Like Sheill and Trudeau, both Haug
and Lax will have to face-off against the
incumbent Robert Johnson (D- Ward 1).
According to the U.S. Census, there
were 114,024 Ann Arbor residents in
2000. The University of Michigan
lists the current student population at
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