The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 22, 2004 - 3A
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Mich. Senate OKs abortion waiver rules
Two more LCD projectors were
reported stolen from Mason Hall Tues-
day to DPS. Suspects and cost of dam-
age are unknown. Because of the high
number of LCD thefts, DPS is current-
ly offering a reward of $10,000 to any-
one with information on the thefts.
Flyers with information were still
being passed out by DPS officers yes-
found sleeping in
Residents of Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall reported an unknown sub-
ject sleeping in their dorm at about 6
a.m. Sunday. DPS woke the man up
and escorted him from the room with-
out incident, and is looking into possi-
ble leads into the identification of the
suspect as investigation continues.
on bus; taken to
DPS authorities determined an
underage University student to be
intoxicated Friday morning, after the
student vomited on a bus. The incident
was reported to DPS by the bus driver,
and the subject was then transported to
University Hopsital Emergency Room.
Credit card stolen
from CCRB, used
at Meijer store
A caller reported to DPS Friday that
her credit card, which was stolen from
the Central Campus Recreation Build-
ing on Thursday, Jan. 15, had been
used at a Meijer store. In addition, the
card was used at a gas station. Howev-
er, there are currently no suspects in
A chaperone observed a high school
student groping another high school
student while the schools were attend-
ing a debate team function. The chap-
erone reported the incident to DPS
Sunday. The encounter occurred on the
first floor of Angell Hall, near the
vending machines, and the touching
was unwanted by the victim, who
attends a different high school than the
suspect. The case is currently undergo-
ing investigation by DPS.
cause damage to
DPS responded to reports Sunday by
a Bursley Residence Hall student that
two residents were playing practical
jokes on one another. The residents
removed panels above door entries in
Douglas House, trash was dumped and
a water balloon was left in one room.
The caller reported that his neighbor
took his leather coat and proceeded to
woman in car
A Department of Public Safety offi-
cer discovered an unresponsive
woman in a vehicle Wednesday. The
car was parked at the entrance to a
West Medical Center parking lot. The
victim was taken to University Hospi-
tal for an overdose, but it is unknown
if the overdose was intentional.
in Angell Hall
A subject reported to DPS Monday
that an overcoat was stolen by a female
suspect in Angell Hall. Shortly after,
DPS officers observed a male suspect
wearing a similar coat.
The male suspect discarded the coat,
and was located in a cubby hole area
and arrested for a violation of con-
trolled substances. From there, he was
transported to the University Hopsital
Emergency Room for further evalua-
tion. DPS is currently investigating the
two incidents, and it is not known if
they are connected at this time.
dents police car
LANSING (AP) -The state Senate approved
a bill yesterday that would tighten the state law
requiring teenage girls to receive a waiver from a
judge for an abortion if they don't have parental
approval, but Gov. Jennifer Granholm is expect-
ed to veto it.
The legislation would let judges grant a waiver
only if a girl under 17 shows a level of maturity
based on factors including her ability to compre-
hend information, dependence on her parents,
sexual history and academic performance.
Judges currently can grant a parental consent
waiver if they determine an abortion is in the
best interest of a girl or that she is mature
enough to make a well-informed decision.
The Democratic governor said the current law
doesn't need changes, spokeswoman Liz Boyd
said. The bill would make it so difficult to obtain
a parental consent waiver "that it would virtually
eliminate that provision of the law," Boyd said.
Sue Wagner, executive director of Planned
Parenthood of Michigan, said the measure
unconstitutionally violates patient confiden-
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formance, we will provide incentives greater
to improve (it)," Kelbaugh said. Univers
"The obvious purpose is to ... modi- "The
fy behaviors in a way that our individ- attrition
ual and University-wide ecological ty and
footprint is lessened, and that our lenge,"I
endowment of natural capital is con- To ad
served and not squandered." natureo
The final indicators used to measure environ
environmental impact will be be repea
announced in a public address and He a
forum scheduled for Feb. 19. tions su
Public input and comment on the accesst
indicators will be invited, said Architec- goods su
ture student John Beeson, who serves "It'd1
on the task force. age ofr
Beeson said the indicators will can't g
help the University community won't d
improve campus environmental per- But B
formance. "Immediately, it helps think th
general students just to understand tion," h
their impact," he said. the envi
tiality because it would allow those involved
with an abortion waiver case to review a girl's
The bill also would ban a court from granting a
waiver to a girl if she already was denied one by
another court. That provision will prevent young
women from shopping for a judge that would
allow an abortion without parental consent, said
Sen. Bill Hardiman (R-Kentwood).
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 25 to
13 to return the bill to the House for its agree-
ment to minor changes made by the Senate.
Supporters of the legislation said judges cur-
rently rubber stamp parental consent waivers
without much evaluation because there are no
standards in the law for judges to review when
considering such a case. They also said it's
important to make sure that parents are
involved with a girl's difficult decision to have
"As a parent, I think it's an affront not to sup-
port this bill," said Sen. Mike Goschka, a Brant
"To force a child that has been molested or raped ... to
relive the tragic circumstances of the conception ... would
- Sen. Gilda Jacobs (D-Huntington Woods)
But opponents said the legislation would make
it nearly impossible for a girl to get a waiver.
They also pointed out that the bill doesn't have
exceptions for rape and incest victims, who they
said will be the most likely to need a parental
"We all know that not all families are like the
Brady Bunch or the Nelsons," said Sen. Gilda
Jacobs (D-Huntington Woods). "To force a child
that has been molested or raped ... to relive the
tragic circumstances of the conception ... would
The Republican-controlled Senate voted
down several proposed changes to the bill,
pite progress through new
ms and measures, challenges
inger to progress toward
r environmentalism at the
fact that we do have large
,n of both students and facul-
staff provides a huge chal-
ddress the constantly shifting
of the University community,
mental awareness programs must
ated year after year, Berki said.
added that Midwestern institu-
.ch as the University have less
Lch as wind or water power.
be nice to get a higher percent-
renewable (power), but we just
et it. The Huron River just
it," he said.
Berki said he is optimistic. "I
at it's going in a positive direc-
e said. "More people are taking
including those that would have allowed girls
to substitute parental consent for approval of
another relative over 30 or permitted the court
to issue a waiver if a physician believes a preg-
nant girl will either commit suicide or attempt
to do an abortion herself.
Sen. Shirley Johnson of Royal Oak was the
only Republican to join 12 Democrats in voting
against the bill.
Four Democratic senators - James Barcia of
Bay City, Ray Basham of Taylor, Dennis
Olshove of Warren and Mickey Switalski of
Roseville - joined 21 Republicans in voting
"yes" on the bill.
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against pollution and the release of non-
native organisms into the Great Lakes
for any reason and work for the cleanup
and conservation of the environment,"
Smith said, speaking directly to students:
In addition to speaking about the
important purposes fish can serve in,
determining the quality of water, Smitl
spoke about the history of the region.
Native Americans were the first
humans to use the Great Lakes for
fishing and transportation purposes but
they did not deplete the natural
resources, Smith said.
By the 1870s however, the arrival of
European settlers brought evidence of
diminishing fish populations.
"Year after year, millions of pounds
of these fish were captured without any
control or regulations from the govern-,
ment," Smith said, referring to lake
trout, lake whitefish and ciscoes. Theso
were the three main types of fish that
composed commercial catches for the:
first 100 years of American history.
Since then, they have either become
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greenhouse gas emissions.
"We think the hybrid is a great idea
and we are really excited about it, but
it is Ford's typical passenger vehicles
that we are concerned about," said
The Bluewater Network estimates
Ford Motor Co.'s "new cars, SUVs and
trucks" to average only 23 miles per
gallon, but said technology is available
to produce vehicles three times more
Japanese automakers Toyota Motor
Co. and Honda Motor Co. introduced
their hybrids, the Prius and the Insight,
two years ago.
Although Ford claims that economic
hardship forced the company to aban-
don its environmental promises,
Faulring spoke otherwise.
"We understand the importance of
making profit and we want workers
to be paid and paid well with bene-
fits, but Ford's financial reports indi-
cate that they are making profits, so
they can follow through (on their
The Bluewater Network demands
that Ford increase SUV fuel econo-
my and lobby for the increase of
fuel mileage standards.
The group is not alone in singling
out Ford Motor Co. Many environ-
mentalist groups, including the Sier-
ra Club and Greenpeace, feel that
the country's leading automobile
maker, has a responsibility to also
be a leader in the movement to pre-
serve the environment.
Many University students expressed
the same sentiment today. Sixty calls
were made to Ford's office, from the
"We (students) are the future car
buyers," said Art and Design sopho-
more Geoff Silverstein. He added
that is why the Bluewater Network
trusted the students to take up the
cause of changing the automobile
extinct or almost eliminated by over=
fishing and the introduction of non,,
native fish, he said.
LSA junior David Yang said he'
thinks Ann Arbor residents and stuf
dents take natural resources like the'
Great Lakes and Ann Arbor's Huron
River for granted.
"It was great to hear about environ-
mental issues relating to the Great Lakes'
and possible remedies for them,"he said.
Smith's talk and the opening of the
exhibit also launched a theme semester"
on biodiversity at the University.
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