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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 22, 2004 - 3

Domestic dispute
ends with
A domestic dispute between a cou-
ple ended with one of the parties being
jailed Thursday night according to DPS
crime reports. The assault was reported
in Coman House of Vera Baits II. One
of the two parties had an outstanding
arrest warrant in Detroit and was
lodged in county jail.
Trespasser found
jumping on tables
in Michigan League
The Department of Public Safety
reports that Michigan League staffers
found a person jumping on tables Fri-
day morning. Police officers arrived at
the scene and arrested the individual
for trespassing.
Suspects attack
vehicle with beer
bottle projectile
A caller reported to DPS early yes-
terday morning that several people ran
out of Mary Markley Residence Hall
and damaged her car. One person
threw a beer bottle that hit the car.
Police officers arrived at the scene and
located the suspects. No arrests were
made but the suspects were questioned
before being released.
Man urinates in
carport, flees police
A man was found urinating in the
* carport on 700 Monroe St., according
to Thursday's DPS. The man ran from a
police officer but was stopped after a
short foot chase. He was later given a
citation for urinating in public and a
minor in possession citation.
Flood causes
property damage
Several rooms flooded in the 2200
corridor of the Medical Science Unit I
on Saturday. The flooding caused sev-
eral thousand dollars worth of damage
to items in the rooms.
Student found
vomiting in dorm,
receives MIP
A student was found laying on the
floor and vomiting at Couzens Resi-
dence Hall early yesterday morning,
according to DPS crime logs.
An ambulance transported the
student to the University Hospital's
emergency room. A minor in pos-
session citation was given to the
Window broken
at Michigan
Union tower
DPS reported that a window was
broken at the tower at the Michigan
Union on Friday afternoon. There are
currently no suspects.
Person hit on
face with beer
bottle during fight

People were found fighting in the
area near South University Avenue and
Forest Street early Saturday morning
according to DPS reports. DPS assist-
ed the Ann Arbor Police Department in
the case. There were no arrests made.
One victim was hit on the face with a
beer bottle.
Fourteen people
issued MIPs at
* party in Baits
DPS crime reports show that late
Thursday night, 14 people were
given minor in possession citations
at a loud party at Vera Baits II Resi-
dence Hall.
Man hits woman's
shoulder before
* fleeing scene
According to DPS reports, a man
and woman got into an argument at the
University Hospital parking lot
Wednesday morning. The two were not
related to each other. The man hit the
woman twice on the shoulder before
kicking her car. The man then left the
scene before police officers arrived
though he was identified. No arrests
were made.

New bus routes to extend to AZoutskirts

By Jameel Naqvi
Daily Staff Reporter

Looking to meet the needs of Uni-
versity faculty and Pfizer Inc. employ-
ees, the Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority will offer commuter routes
between Ann Arbor and other cities
within Washtenaw County beginning
this summer.
Initially, new AATA buses will run
twice daily - once in the morning and
again in the evening - from Ann Arbor
to two locations within the county.
Chris White, manager of service

development for AATA, said Chelsea
and Plymouth are being strongly consid-
ered as candidates for the trial because
many University and Pfizer employees
live in those cities.
If the program is successful, White
said, AATA plans to expand the service
to more locations.
"This service is designed specifi-
cally for commuters," White said. He
added that it would only be economi-
cally feasible for students if they
commuted on a daily basis.
According to White, AATA is only
chartered to operate within Washtenaw

An article in the Tuesday, March 16 edition of the Daily contained factual errors on the new Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority bus routes. The exact starting date for the new service has yet to be determined. The bus routes will initially run
twice a day. The story also misquoted Chris White, who said the AATA cannot legally provide bus service to Detroit.
Please report any errors in the Daily to corrections@nmichigandaily.com

County. As a result, the new program
will not be able to offer service to
many communities where University
and Pfizer employees live, including
The trial program is being financed
by a federal grant. If sufficient
demand materializes, White projected

that the monthly fares, estimated at
between $100 and $120, will pay for
the operating costs.
White said AATA is currently
engaged in dialogue with the Univer-
sity and Pfizer, Ann Arbor's largest
public and private employers respec-
tively, about a potential arrangement

that would help defray the cost of the
fare for their employees. Specific
details of how commuters can pur-
chase their bus passes and the exact
starting date of the program have not
yet been finalized.
Currently, AATA provides service to
neighboring Ypsilanti.

Brnig it on

Greek Week organizers
aim to raise more money

Kadence (pictured) and DJ Tenacity perform at SYNC 04, the Digital Arts
Exhibition at the Media Union on Saturday.

Continued from Page 1A
some cool college friends....
These kids are just so happy to
have someone they can have
fun with."
The marathon is the culmina-
tion of the year, where students
not only raise funds for children's
physical therapy, but also provide
a day of fun for kids by playing
sports and games with them.
Also, the weekend allows the
opportunity for other disabled
children to make new friends.
"Therapy can be fun. It does-
n't have to been grueling,
painful or arduous. Events like
these, they try to heal the body
and mind. They also work on

improving the children's confi-
dence," Smith said.
Students said standing and
dancing for so many hours was
difficult but worth their time.
"The 30 hours was pretty
rough. I'm pretty tired and my
feet hurt," Engineering senior
Erin Conway said. But she
added that she would never
have left the building. "I know
how much it means to the fami-
lies. I'd try to pull through for
them," she said.
She added that the marathon
has helped the children cope
with and understand their dis-
abilities. "The kids, they love
all the attention. You can tell it
wouldn't be the same without
the dance marathon."

Johnson said the event
inspired her. "These kids, they
have the strength and the drive.
They know they are different,
but they are able to cope with
it. It's a breath of fresh air com-
ing in and seeing that."
The parents of the children
said they were grateful for what
the fundraisers have done for
them. Andrea Peguese said the
event showed her two sons -
who both live with physical dis-
abilities - that they are just like
everyone else. "Everybody
belongs together. You have peo-
ple of all ages coming together.
Here it's okay that everybody is
accepted. My sons are not
shunned here because of their

By Melissa Benton
Daily Staff Reporter
It's time for Greek Week again, and it's better
than ever, according to Co-Director Laura Butler.
During Greek Week, fraternity and sorority mem-
bers compete in events ranging from kickball to
jousting in an effort to raise money for charity.
Greek members said they hope to outdo last
year by raising their fundraising goal to $50,000.
Before the event began on Saturday, they were
already well on their way to reaching the target.
"Last year we raised about $38,000. Right now
we're already at that point, and we're still waiting
on a few more donations from our sponsors. This
year we really wanted to aim big," Butler said.
Greek Week raises funds for the Coach Carr
Cancer Fund, the American Red Cross and Camp
Heartland - a camp in Minnesota for children
who have been infected with HIV and AIDS. A
portion of the proceeds also will go to the winning
team's charity of choice.
Greek Week runs until March 31, and activities
include a blood drive, Greek Olympics and a Sing
& Variety show.
But this year the Greek Week Steering Com-
mittee was forced to develop new fundraising
ideas. "It's been pretty tough so far because of
the economy, but we've gotten a lot of donations
from local businesses," said Lindsay Saewitz, a
Greek Week organizer.
This year, the committee is implementing a silent
auction Thursday and Friday at the Michigan
Union. The committee hopes this will generate a
significant amount of donations, Saewitz said.
For the first time, Greek Week will include all
four Greek councils. In addition to the Interfraterni-
ty Council and the Panhellenic Association, the
Multicultural Greek Council and the University's
chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council will
be working to raise money.

"It's been pretty tough so far
because of the economy,
but we've gotten a lot of
donations from local
- Lindsay Saewitz
Greek Week organizer
"We're really excited about participation this
year. Part of our Greek Week plan was to get more
Greeks involved," said Dave Chang, a Greek Week
Although participation is voluntary, this year all
of the sororities affiliated with the Panhellenic
Association and about 95 percent of the fraternities
under IFC are participating. There are also five
groups from the Multicultural Greek Council and
the National Pan-Hellenic Council participating,
Butler said. "There are about 3,500 people partici-
pating. That's a lot of manpower, and we want to try
to use this to make a difference," Butler added.
The Greek Week teams are determined by a
drawing. Fraternity and sorority houses are ran-
domly paired together to promote team unity.
"We do it so everyone has a fair chance, so there
are no biases and so different houses can get to
know each other," said Greek Week organizer
Stephanie Ritok.
While Greek community members said they
feel that they are often wrongly labeled with a
bad reputation, Greek Week is their chance to
prove they do give back to the community. "This
year we're really focusing on bringing out aware-
ness about our charities to the greater Greek com-
munity and to the University as a whole. We're
trying to spotlight the good things that the Greek
system does," Butler said.

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