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Monday, October 11, 2004
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www.michiandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXV, No. 9 @2004 The Michigan Daily

Old phones
aid victims
of domestic
By Karl Stampf.
Daily Staff Reporter
An estimated 500 million cell phones are lying
unused in the junk drawers across the United States,
said Steve Hopwood, Phones for Charity program
coordinator. But because of programs that donate
phones to domestic violence victims, these phones
could be put to use saving lives.
October is National Violence Prevention Month,
and a number of national organizations are respond-
ing by collecting unused phones. Because the phones

Defending the Jug

By the
There are 3 million
cases of domestic
violence each year.
Women are vic-
tims of more than 4.5
million violent crimes
500,000 of those
are rapes or other
sexual assaults

are not connected to a
paid service, they are
only capable of dialing
911. The organizations
then hand the phones
out to women who have
been victims of domes-
tic assault for use in
"It provides a sense
of safety and security
for battered women,"
said Kelly Cichy, Sex-
ual Assault Prevention
and Awareness Center
program director.
The programs hope

Blue defeats
Minesota in
fourth- quarter
By Bob Hunt
Daily Sports Editor
It was a drive that saved Michigan's season, and a drive that
will likely be forever sketched into Michigan lore.
With 3:04 remaining in the game, the Wolverines
received the ball at their own 13-yard line trailing 24-20
with no timeouts. For an offense that had failed to produce
points in eight of its nine previous drives, it was a challenge
that looked massive.
But it didn't look so colossal to true freshman quarterback
Chad Henne and the rest of the Michigan offense.
Henne orchestrated the Wolverines' push down the field
by completing 5-of-6 passes, taking what the Minnesota
defense gave him. He hit fellow true freshman Mike Hart out
of the backfield before the running back found the sideline.
He found Jason Avant twice over the middle, then connected
with Braylon Edwards for nine yards. Henne finished with a
pass to a crossing Tyler Ecker, who broke a diving tackle and
found himself running all alone down the far sideline to the
The homecoming Michigan Stadium crowd of 111,518 went
into a frenzy as the Wolverines celebrated the winning score.
"I couldn't breathe," Ecker said. "That's what I was say-
ing in the endzone. I fell and then everyone jumped on me. I
thought I was going to die."
Michigan's 27-24 win was essential in its bid for a second
consecutive Big Ten title, and gave it its 16th consecutive vic-
tory in the battle for the Little Brown Jug, college football's
oldest trophy. Minnesota (2-1 Big Ten, 5-1 overall) came into
the game undefeated and does not have conference powers
Purdue and Ohio State on its schedule. A win would have given
the Golden Gophers an excellent chance in the conference
race, and would have killed almost all hopes of the Wolverines
making the Rose Bowl. The game also drew comparisons of
last year's Michigan-Minnesota game, when the Wolverines
trailed 28-7 in the fourth quarter, only to win 38-35.
"Anyone who saw those two football games saw two of the
best football games ever," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said.
Michigan (3-0, 5-1) had the opportunity to win because
of a number of monumental stops made by its defense in
the second half. While Minnesota's running game - which
came into the game as the third-ranked in the nation statisti-
cally - had its outbursts in the first half, including an 80-
yard scamper by Laurence Maroney, it was effectively shut
down in the second.
The Golden Gophers ran for just 24 net yards in the second
half, and were unable to capitalize on numerous opportunities
to take a two-score advantage. After a defensive stop on the

to reduce the 3 million cases of domestic violence
that occur in the United States annually. Each year,
women are the victims of more than 4.5 million vio-
lent crimes, including about 500,000 rapes or other
sexual assaults, the Bureau of Justice Statistics
"Any program that assists victims in situations
of domestic violence is beneficial," said Charlotte
Dematteo, member of the Ann Arbor Domestic Vio-
lence Unit.
Companies such as AT&T Wireless, Sprint and
Cingular take back old phones to give to charities.
HopeLine, a Verizon Wireless program specifically
intended to refurbish phones, sells them and uses
the funds to donate airtime to victims of domestic
At the beginning of next year, Hopwood said, fed-
eral legislation will require that every major carrier
and cell phone manufacturer have a recycling pro-
gram. Last month, California was the first state to
pass such legislation.
Until federal law is passed, those who want to
donate rely mostly on programs that are not affili-
ated with a major carrier.
SAPAC accepts phones on behalf of SAFE House,
an off-campus provider of sexual assault and domes-
tic violence services.
'They're always looking for phones," Cichy said.
"It would be great if more studentsddonated."
LSA freshman Henry Julicher donated his used
phone last Thanksgiving at Cranbrook-Kingswood
High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
"You get rid of your old cell phones lying around
at home and help women at need," Julicher said. "I
get a cell phone about every two years, and I defi-
nitely plan to donate again."
In honor of American Recycles Day on Nov. 15,
the Department of Public Safety plans to distribute
drop boxes in libraries for students to recycle small
electronic items, including cell phones.
"Some of those phones might end up with shel-
ters," DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown said.
DPS does not collect donated cell phones, but
it has distributed phones to victims of stalkers,
Brown said.
See PHONES, Page 2A

Senior offensive lineman Matt Lentz raises up the Little Brown Jug to celebrate Michigan's 27-24 comeback
victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

Islamic charities suffer after Sept. 11 attacks

By Ariel Sankar-Bergmann
For the Daily

The public's confidence in charities
remains lower than it was before the Sept.
11 attacks, and people are particularly sus-
picious of Islamic charities, jeopardizing
the future of such groups.
Although public confidence in charities
overall has fluctuated up and down since
Sept. ii, Islamic charities find themselves
struggling to ensure that they can continue
working. Because of the new government
regulations such as the Patriot Act, agen-
cies can be punished for funding groups that

among other things conduct acts of terror,
even if the charity was unaware of the group's
activities. Charities are also not allowed to
accept money from individuals who may be
involved in a terrorist organization.
Leaders of Islamic charities have said
such regulations have led to a drop in pub-
lic confidence because people are worried
they will be investigated by the FBI for
donating to the charities. "People are very
concerned about giving to organizations,"
said Salam Al-Marayati, executive director
of the public-policy institute Muslim Pub-
lic Affairs Council.
Increased public and government scru-

tiny has brought up the subject of donor
rights and whether these new tactics vio-
late them, Al-Marayati said.
Fifteen percent of the 1,417 people sur-
veyd in August said they had a "great deal"
of confidence in charities, which is up from
the 13 percent in January, but remains
below the rate before the Sept. 11 attacks,
according to a New York Times study.
Before Sept. 11, 25 percent of those sur-
veyed said they had "a lot" of confidence
in charities.
Celena Khatib, director of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations, a nonprofit
organization that works to enhance a under-

standing of Islam and protect civil liberties,
said the group has seen a drop in private
donations and has "vacant positions at the
office, but cannot afford to hire new person-
nel" due to the decrease in donations.
"(Donors) are fearful. Our donations
have decreased. People are donating cash,
not checks," Khatib said.
Groups such as MPAC have been try-
ing to work with the government to find
a solution to this situation. Since Sept.
11 heightened the concern about terror
attacks, three Islamic charities have been
shut down in suspicion of giving money to

Scholarships reach
out to LGBT students

By Karen Tee
Daily StaffReporter
When LSA freshman Jennifer Hsu came out
to her parents, telling them she was gay while
she was still in high school, she knew the news
would be a bitter pill for them to swallow. She

Achievement, which covers all the costs of her
college education. The scholarship is awarded
by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians
and Gays, a nationwide organization committed
to protecting the civil rights of gay people.
Such scholarships, which are aimed at rec-
ognizing student activists' efforts in promoting

Coming Out
By Elizabeth Belts
For the Daily
In celebration of the 17th annual National Coming
Out Week, about 100 students and supporters gathered
on the Diag Friday to honor those already out and to
provide an opportunity for participants to declare their
sexual identities for the first time.
The rally, coordinated by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender commission of the Michigan Student
Assembly, heralded several on-campus events through-
out the current week. Toward the end, participants
walked through a makeshift, freestanding closet door
and affirmed their sexual identity.
"I remember what it was like, for those still strug-
gling. It feels like it's never going to get easier," said

said it was a major turn-
ing point in her life that
made her realize she
would be facing more
such negative reactions
to her sexuality and
that she had to learn to
depend on herself for
Hsu, an honors
student, said, "My
parents love me, but

"It acknowledges that
LGBT people exist
and that they have
some value to society."
- Beth Glover Reed
Social work and women's
Stoa lcnrk a noecnr

awareness in lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender
affairs, haverecently begun
to be offered in greater
numbers. They range from
one-time grants to full
tuition coverage and come
from various sources.
National scholarships are
open to applicants across
the country, and various
universities have their own



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