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NEWS

Domestic assault
occurs in Vera
Baits Hall
A student sustained minor injuries in
a domestic assault in Coman House of
Vera Baits II Residence Hall, accord-
ing to DPS reports from Tuesday. The
suspect is not affiliated with the Uni-
versity, but attempted to contact the
victim again after the attack.
Pepsi cans,
bottles stolen
from repair center
DPS reports from Monday indicate
that an unknown amount of cans and
bottles of Pepsi Co. products were
stolen from the Elevator Shop, which
conducts repairs for elevators and
escalators on campus. Because the
amount of stolen products is not
known, DPS also does not know the
value of the items. There are no sus-
pects in the case.
Electronic
equipment stolen
from 'U' Hospital
Department of Public Safety reports
show that a cordless phone and speakers
were stolen from the University Hospi-
tal between Friday and Monday. The
equipment is valued at about $1,035,
and was reported stolen from an office
in the 2500 corridor by a staff member.
DPS has no suspects in the case.
Series of thefts
occur at Kellogg
Eye Center
A caller reported to DPS that an
unattended wallet was stolen from a
staff member between last Thursday
and Friday from the Kellogg Eye Cen-
ter. A second wallet was reported
stolen to DPS from a different staff
member in the same time frame as the
first. DPS does not know if the two
incidents are connected, and there are
no suspects in either case.
Water valve leaks
in Dow building;
chemicals involved
Herbert H. Dow building staff mem-
bers reported Sunday that a water valve
on a fume head was leaking. A staff
member left the water valve open,
which"caused the leak. DPS does not
0 know which chemical was involved,
but it did not cause damage or injuries.
Credit card stolen
from vehicle
A caller reported to DPS Sunday that
his credit card was stolen from his vehi-
cle, which was parked on McIntyre
Street. The credit card was the only item
stolen at the time of the report, and DPS
has no suspects in the incident.
Pickpocket
strikes in Med
Center elevator
A visitor to the Cancer and Geri-
atrics Center in the University Hospital
reported a stolen wallet to DPS on
Monday. The wallet was stolen while

the visitor was in an elevator, possibly
taken by a pickpocket. DPS has no sus-
pects in the case.
'U' Hospital
patient reports
stolen medication
A University Hospital patient report-
ed to DPS on Tuesday that some of his
medications were possibly stolen. The
medications were listed as non-narcot-
ic, but the type was not given. DPS has
no suspects in the case.
Errant biker runs
down student on
sidewalk
A student reported to DPS Mon-
day that she was run off the side-
walk by a bicycle rider on East
W Stadium Drive. The caller was not
injured in any way.
Unattended coat
and key stolen
from West Quad
A student reported Monday that
his coat and room key were stolen
from the Lloyd lounge in West
Quad Residence Hall. The items
wer left uvnattended- PS has n

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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 3A
. Police arrest suspect in
Ohio highway shootings

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The man wanted in a
deadly string of sniper shootings that terrorized
Ohio drivers was captured at a motel yesterday
after a tipster spotted him at a Las Vegas casino
reading a newspaper story about himself.
An unshaven and disheveled Charles McCoy
Jr., 28, was arrested without incident less than
36 hours after Ohio authorities released his
name as a suspect in the attacks.
The arrest brought relief to Ohio residents
who have been living in fear since the 24 shoot-
ings began in the Columbus area last year. The
gunfire pierced homes and a school, dented
school buses, flattened tires and shattered wind-
shields, killing one person.
"Once he started hitting random other
places, we felt like there was nowhere safe to
go," said Aimee Wagner, 31, a chemistry pro-
fessor who often travels Interstate 270 to
teaching jobs in the Columbus area. "I'm just
happy he didn't get the chance to take another
person's life."
McCoy was taken to the county jail after
being held for several hours at the FBI office.
He was scheduled to appear in court tomorrow

and could be extradited to Ohio as soon as the
weekend, officials said.
Authorities have not offered a motive for
the shootings and have not said how they
came to suspect McCoy. But The Columbus
Dispatch, citing unidentified sources, said a
relative of McCoy's contacted police to say he
could be a suspect, and McCoy's father gave
authorities a 9 mm pistol that was matched to
some of the bullet fragments recovered in the
shootings.
Authorities said McCoy had been in Las
Vegas for about a day, gambling at the Stardust
hotel-casino and staying at the nearby Budget
Suites motel, just across from a strip club.
Police credited an unemployed car and time-
share salesman with helping them capture
McCoy. Conrad Malsom, 60, of Las Vegas,
said he recognized McCoy from news reports
linking him to the Ohio attacks, and did his
own detective work to locate McCoy's car
parked at the motel.
"In my heart and mind, I knew this was the
man the police in Ohio were looking for," Mal-
som told The Associated Press.

AP PHOTO
Ellen Knowlton, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas FBI, speaks to reporters about Ohio sniper
suspect Charles McCoy Jr. during a news conference in Las Vegas yesterday.

VOTING
Continued from Page 1A
attacks have devastated Israel and the
Palestinian community. As recently as
Sunday, suicide bombers killed 11
civilians in Ashdod, Israel. Israel's
Security Cabinet responded several
days later by announcing a new cam-
paign of raids into Gaza and killings
of Palestinian militants.
AMI co-chair Jonathan Goldberg
said he agrees with Bush regarding
the president's work with Israel.
"I have been very impressed with
how Bush has handled the conflict,"
said Goldberg, an LSA sophomore.
"He's been very outspoken in his
support for Israel and receptive to the
Jewish community."
However, despite the positive view
of Bush that is held by some mem-
bers of the Jewish community, others
are less supportive.
Arik Cheshin, an Israeli activist
and University alum who is also
coordinator for the Israeli Communi-
ty Ann Arbor, said he has a less posi-
tive view of Bush's work in the
Middle East.
"I think that President Bush has
done okay regarding Israel-Palestine
relations, but he could have done
more.
"At the beginning of his term he
ignored the whole problem. Only after
9-11 he started to pay some attention

to this conflict," Cheshin said.
Regardless of his current feelings
regarding President Bush's work,
Cheshin said he does not know if
Kerry will be a better alternative.
However, he does believe that who-
ever the next president is, more work
needs to be done in regard to the
Middle East.
"I am not sure if Kerry would do a
better job. Regardless of who is pres-
ident I would like the person to put
more pressure on both sides to work
for some peaceful solution. The U.S.
role in peace treaties has proven to
be effective in the past, and I think
the U.S. has to be more involved in
order to help resolve this conflict,"
Cheshin said.
In addition to the Israeli-Palestin-
ian conflict, members of the Jewish
community say there are other issues
that will be important to them in the
next election.
"The rise of anti-Semitism in
Europe is worrisome and we will be
paying attention to how the candi-
dates respond to that situation, but so
far both candidates have been strong
on the issue," Goldberg said.
"But what's really important to
note is that Jews are Americans. A
lot of people will look to Israel and
foreign policy when deciding who to
vote for, but we will also be focusing
on all the other issues that pertain to
every American."

SYMPOSIUM
Continued from Page 1A
different perspective on the act. "I have
issues with the No Child Left Behind
Act. I don't necessarily believe that
testing is the way to go,"he said.
More than 150 people gathered in
West Hall for Marburger's talk and
the symposium, organized by physics
Prof. Homer Neal to recognize and
celebrate Imes's and Moore's
achievements.
The event also included lectures on
the scientific and social achievements
of Imes and Moore, an address by
University President Mary Sue Cole-
man and remarks on education and

research by LSA Dean Terrence
McDonald and regional industry rep-
resentatives.
Neal said he was inspired to organ-
ize the symposium when he won this
year's Edward Bouchet Award from
the American Physical Society. The
award is presented to black, Hispanic
or Native American researchers who
have made significant contributions to
physics research and shown excel-
lence in communicating science.
Bouchet was the first black stu-
dent in the nation to graduate with a
doctorate in physics, Neal said.
"The (award) made me question
why we weren't honoring the first
two African American graduates

from our own university."
Students who attended the event
said they found the symposium inspir-
ing. As a black graduate student in
physics, Ruffin said, "Just seeing the
legacy of black physicists has always
kind of inspired me to stay in the sci-
ences, to stay devoted."
LSA freshman Craig Chasseur said
he came to the symposium partly to
hear Marburger speak and partly to
learn more about minorities in the
physical sciences.
"Science and physics are the
endeavor of all humanity," he said.
"The more different perspectives we
have working on science, the more we
all learn."

ELECTIONS
Continued from Page 1A
obligation to vote in the election.
"I don't know a lot about the candi-
dates, but since I believe that people
should vote in local, state and national
elections, I would be a hypocrite if I
didn't vote in the University election,"
LSA junior Marisa Darden said. "It is
my civic duty."
After the polls close at midnight, the

ballots will be counted, and then sub-
mitted to the Central Student Judiciary,
which verifies the election results and
settles election discrepancies, Deroughe
said. The results are typically released
over the weekend.
Last term during the election, MSA
discovered CSJ's board only consisted
of one member, but the membership
should have been 10 members Der-
oughe said the CSJ has enough appli-
cants to fill the board for this election.

Jason Mironov and Jenny Nathan
are president and vice-president can-
didates for Students First. Kate Sten-,
vig and Cyril Cordor are the president
and vice-president candidates for the
Defend Affirmative Action Party. Tim
Moore and Anita Leung are running
for president and vice-president as
independents. NickChuck Heidel and
Matt Lapinski are the president and
vice-president candidates for the
Other Political Party.

Corrections:
An article on Page 5A of Monday's Daily should have quoted Alum Mudhillun MuQaribu as saying "As queer people,
we can understand that faith can be used as a club rather than an olive branch."
An article on Page 3 of yesterday's Daily should have said Brad Sugar is the former co-chair of Orthodox Minyan.
Please report any errors in the Daily to corrections@michigandaily.com.

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