The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 11, 2004 - 3A
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The keynote speech for National
Coming Out Week will be delivered by
Jamison Green, transgender activist and
author of the autobiography "Becom-
ing a Visible Man." Green will speak at
7 p.m. today in room 100 of Hutchins
Hall in the Law School.
Volunteer group to
hold info session
Students interested in participating in
an Alternative Spring Break should go to
an informational meeting today at 7 p.m.
in the Michigan Room of the Michigan
League. Alternative Spring Break is an
opportunity to spend spring break doing
volunteer work in various parts of the
The informational meeting tonight
will give an overview of the applica-
tion process as well as discuss various
issues dealt with on the trips, such as
urban poverty, AIDS and HIV and
immigration. Anyone interested in
more information should go to www.
The Washtenaw County division of
the National Alliance for the Mentally
Ill will host a "Meet the legislators and
pandidates night" tonight. Candidates for
federal, state, county and local offices
on the ballot in Washtenaw County have
been invited to make short presentations
and field questions. Washtenaw County
Health Organization Director Kathy
Reynolds will open the event by giving
an overview of the state's mental health
system. The event is free and will take
place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Clare's
ipiscopal Church at 2309 Packard St.
Anyone interested should call 994-6611.
Jose Kagabo, visiting professor of
African studies in the Center for the
Humanities, will speak today from noon
to 1:30 p.m. about the failure of the inter-
national community to respond to the
'Rwandan genocide. Kagabo will speak
in the Osterman Common Room of
Rackham Graduate School.
olice respond to
stadium news flash
The Department of Public Safety was
called to the press box in Michigan Sta-
dium Saturday afternoon because of a
report of indecent exposure. The person
was gone by the time police arrived.
Toy gun gets
one ejected from
A person at Saturday's Michigan-
Minnesota football game was ejected
from Michigan Stadium for disorderly
conduct Saturday afternoon. DPS was
called because the person was wielding
a toy gun.
In Daily History
protest lack of
Oct. 11, 1975 - Members of the
Graduate Employees' Organization held
a rally on the Diag to protest the Uni-
versity for "dragging its feet" on affir-
mative action policies negotiated in the
GEO contract. Under the contract, the
University was supposed to undertake
a ."good faith effort" to remedy gender
and racial discrepancies in graduate stu-
dent employment by September 1975.
By October, the University had not yet
finished collecting gender and racial
data and had not begun devising a pro-
New device aids in
By Leslie Rott
Daily Staff Reporter
More than 2.4 million people a year are con-
victed of crimes while under the influence of
alcohol, and it now costs more than $10 million
to incarcerate these people. To ease monitoring
and prosecution efforts, many parts of the state,
including Washtenaw County, have implemented
new alcohol monitoring devices that track offend-
ers 24 hours a day.
According to the product description, SCRAM,
or the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Moni-
tor, is the only non-invasive device that measures
blood alcohol levels by making offenders wear
"bracelets" around their ankles all day. The appa-
ratus measures the blood alcohol level by analyz-
ing perspiration, a process known as transdermal
analysis. Other more invasive methods of testing
blood alcohol content include breath, blood and
This testing program is reserved for alcohol-
abuse offenders who are currently on probation
for offenses such as drunken driving. Officials
from the Washtenaw County 15th District Court
said they evaluate who undergoes the program on
a case-by-case basis.
The unit then sends test results via modem to
Internet sites maintained by Alcohol Monitoring
Systems, Inc., the company that manufactures
the SCRAM technology. These results can only
be accessed by AMS and court administrators,
who are then able to keep track of the client.
By going wherever the offender goes and testing
every hour, SCRAM "gives the offender the best
chance to carry on daily life," said the SCRAM
website. "(SCRAM) does not rely on the offend-
er's ability or desire to give the sample,"-
In July 2002, Michigan began implementing
this program with 26 offenders from Washtenaw.
Berrien and Kent counties in a testing phase.
Last month. AMS announced that the Michigan
Department of Corrections formally launched the
program in order to keep track of drunken drivers
and other alcohol offenders.
AMS also claims that the device is more
accurate than other monitoring means because it
measures blood alcohol content constantly. Since
traditional methods such as urine or breath tests
can be applied several times a day at most, perpe-
trators are able to evade detection more easily.
SCRAM can perform up to 48 tests a day.
The new technology also enables courts to
evaluate the client's risk of repeating the offense
and gives them a viable option for monitoring cli-
ents who are deemed high risk.
Julie Chaffee, director of community correc-
tions for the Washtenaw County 15th District
Court, said SCRAM allows the court to tailor
alcohol monitoring more closely to the level of
risk posed by each offender.
Ann Arbor Police Department Deputy Chief
Greg O'Dell said the impetus for using new sys-
tems to monitor alcohol offenders is not a result
of a measured increase in alcohol-related crimes.
Instead, he said it is the result of improved tech-
AMS is only private company currently under
contract within the state of Michigan to provide
alcohol monitoring services of this kind.
After six years of testing, the first units were
produced in January 2003. Since then, SCRAM
has been used on more than 2,500 defenders from
around the country.
LSA sophomore Beth Mumaw of Delta Delta Delta, with ball, breaks away from Nursing senior Molly
Hedges of Alpha Phi at the Mudbowl Saturday.
Mudbowl teams raise
dirty money for charity
By Justin Miller
and Mark Osmond
Daily Staff Reporters
If you thought the only game in town Saturday was
on the Big House's green grass, you missed the frater-
nity brawl atop Sigma Alpha Epsilon's wet and muddy
front lawn. SAE confronted Alpha Epsilon Pi in the
71st annual Mudbowl, which raised money for local
"I love it. This is the best Michigan tradition there is,"
said John Watson Wilson, an SAE brother who gradu-
ated last year.
In the messy, no-holds-barred football game, players
kicked up mud and threw others down into it as they
battled for points and pride. More than once members
of both teams came off the sidelines and nearly fought.
But the game continued, with an SAE victory.
"This is the biggest bad-ass event," said LSA junior
Joel Krauss, who played for the home team.
The players' enthusiasm carried over to a crowd that
watched the game with equal fervor, mimicking Big
House cheers and booing bad calls.
"This is a national spectacle to behold. It's a fraternal
tradition that goes back 71 years - a tradition steeped
in loyalty, manly exhibition and team spirit," said 2002
graduate Joe Talia, who came from Chicago.
The event brought back a lot of wild memories for
many other SAE alumni who ventured to Ann Arbor
for the event.
Lou Horwitz, vice-president of SAE from 1974 to
1975, said this year's Mudbowl did not quite compare
to his experience 30 years ago.
"The night before Mudbowl, we'd tap off city fire
hydrants and flood the field so high that we could swim
across it," Horwitz said. The water was on top of a nylon
tarp that was pulled out, releasing the water on to the
field immediately before game time, Horwitz said.
More recently, LSA senior Jason White, who cur-
rently lives at SAE, remembers when an ambulance
paid a visit to the house to rescue a player. "He was
choking on mud. He couldn't breathe."
The Mudbowl's halftime show featured another foot-
ball match up, pitting Delta Delta Delta against Alpha
Phi. Alpha Phi clinched a win against DDD during their
Fun aside, LSA sophomore Jeff Tosoian said the
Mudbowl helped raise about $7,500 for the C.S. Mott
Children's Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Tosoian worked on SAE's charity project and founded
the UM Stars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"Sponsorships this year were way better," said
Tosoian. The fraternity went around and asked for
sponsors, and came back with a broad field: families of
fraternity members, local restaurants, stores and even
the EA Sports videogame company.
The game company made a guest appearance at
SAE, as it filmed students who may be included in the
introduction for the 2006 NCAA Football videogame.
Money raised from all sponsors went to the children's
hospital, while donations received at the game went to
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Minnesota half of the field with just over 14
minutes remaining, Michigan cornerback
Leon Hall failed to corral the punt and Min-
nesota recovered the free ball.
The Golden Gophers then had the ball at the
Wolverines' 10-yard-line, leading 21-17.
But the Michigan defense held strong.
Following a run for no gain by Minnesota
back Marion Barber III, quarterback Brian
Cupito rolled out twice and failed to connect
with wide receiver Jared Ellerson on both
occasions. Minnesota was forced to kick a
"In my mind, that's when I knew we had
hope," Carr said.
The Wolverines also recovered from two
Henne third-quarter interceptions. The first was
on the opening drive of the second half, when
Henne misread the play and threw right to Min-
nesota's Brandon Owens in the middle of the
field, who returned the ball to the Michigan 47.
Henne threw another pick when he attempted a
deep fade to Edwards in the endzone in double
coverage. The pass fell right into the hands of
Michigan forced Minnesota to three-and-
outs on both ensuing possessions, giving up a
combined total of six yards. But it also result-
ed in the second straight week in which the
Wolverines gave up the ball without taking;it
away in return.
"We're fortunate to win because they won
the turnover battle, and we won anyway,"
The two interceptions were the only blem-
ishes on two beyond-their-years performances
by Henne and Hart, as both played arguably
their best games of the season. Henne showed
his greatest improvement in spreading the ball
around to his receivers, completing 33-of-49
passes for 328 yards. Hart took his biggest role
as the team's starting running back, taking
just one play off after getting banged up in the
fourth quarter. Hart carried the ball 35 times
for a school freshman record 160 yards. Both
showed from the kickoff to the final drive that
their performances will continue to shape the
fate of the Wolverines this season.
"Well, I think the good lord, he gave them
some gifts, and confidence and spirit," Carr
said. "They're not intimidated by anything."
It sets us apart.
School of Information master's students
serve communities in Ann Arbor, in other
states, and on other continents. More than
50 of our students participated in Alternative
Spring Break in Washington, D.C., and New
York City. Others have organized community
information centers on Native American
lands and in Africa, South America, and the
Caribbean. Be part of it. Connect with SI.
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