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NEWS

The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 7, 2005 - 3A

ON CAMPUS
Prof will discuss
ancient gender
reversal expression
Law Prof. Bruce Frier will host
a free brown bag lecture at noon
today discussing the lifestyle of
the cinaedi, a group of males in the
Roman Empire who pursued a life-
style characterized by effeminate
dress, makeup, hairdos and other
aspects of gender reversal.
The lecture will be held in the
Rackham Graduate School's Oster-
man Common Room.
Speaker to tell
*unsettling stories of
shock therapy
There will be a free lecture titled
"The Unsettling Stories of Shock Ther-
apy" at the School of Social Work in
room 1644.
The lecture is part of the Science,
Technology, Medicine and Society
speaker Series and will feature Case
Western Reserve University Prof. Jona-
than Sadowski.
Art work of excons
to be displayed at
Duderstadt Center
A multimedia exhibition showcasing
art work by formerly imprisoned youth
and adult artists in the Prison Creative
Arts Project opens today in the Duder-
stadt Center.
An, opening reception at 6:30 p.m.
will inaugurate the exhibit, and both the
0 exhibit and reception are free.
CRIME
* NOTES
Omelet stolen from
University hospital
Hospital security reported the lar-
ceny of an omelet at the University
Hospital on Saturday around 11:15
a.m. The suspect was allegedly a
patient in the psych ward that is cur-
rently under investigation, according
to the Department of Public Safety.
Column in front of
Union set on fire
S 'A cement column at the Michigan
Union, with fliers posted on it, was set on
fire on Sunday morning around 4 a.m.
DPS officers arrived immediately on
the scene to extinguish the act of arson.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department came
shortly afterwards to pour more water
on the fire. There are no suspects at this
time.
DPS investigates
student's fall at
Law Library
While leaving the reading room at

the University's Law Library, a student
tripped and fell early Sunday morning
around 12:30 a.m. The student sustained
an injury, but refused an ambulance.
DPS was sent to advise the student
and confirmed that a hospital visit was
unnecessary.
* THIS DAY
In Daily History
Soldier unaware
* he is AWOL
Nov. 7, 1943 - Officer Candidate
Edward Hamilton returned yesterday
to his room in the Law quadrangle and
discovered an unpleasant surprise: He
had been reported missing since last
Wednesday.
Hamilton is a student in the Univer-
sity's Judge Advocate General's School.
Five days ago, he had been informed that
he was to be transferred to another loca-
tion. Friends said this news understand-
ably depressed Hamilton, who enjoyed
his post here.
Hence, his sudden disappearance from
his room for five days was met with trepi-
dation. The police department received
a report describing Hamilton as "soldier

Parents worry blogs are being misused

Computer labs at Alaskan
school will tighten control over
which websites students can visit
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Some parents want
the school district to ban students from using
school computers to access blogs, or Web logs,
where they say teenagers are glamorizing the use
of drugs and alcohol, promoting parties and post-
ing personal information.
"Our biggest mission, I think, is to just genu-
inely heighten the awareness - let parents know
that this is going on," said parent Kathi Collum
with Parents Unite, a newly formed Juneau parent-
advocacy group.
At least 300 Juneau-Douglas High School stu-

dents are listed with sites under myspace.com, but
parents also worry about postings on two others
blogs, xanga.com, and livejournal.com.
"Miller Light has waaaaay more taste then Bud
Light," one 16-year-old from Juneau wrote on a blog,
under a photo posted of him presumably drinking a
beer. A 16-year-old Juneau girl wrote: "I wanna boy
so drunk he doesn't talk Monday."
"Our point is not to impede free speech or their
ability to express themselves. We just don't want the
school district to allow it to go on there (at school), and
we want these kids to be safe," parent Amy Deininger
told the Juneau Empire.
Juneau-Douglas High School computer technician
Barbara Kelly-Page said the school has been working
on ways to better monitor Internet use on the school's
roughly 500 computers.

New software lets administrators monitor a cer-
tain number of the computers. The school also has an
Internet filter that blocks pornographic sites.
Blocking individual sites would be difficult
because of their number, which is increasing con-
stantly, Kelly-Page said.
Superintendent Peggy Cowan said the school board
and the district are discussing possible solutions to the
problem of easy access to the Internet at school.
"The use and visiting of these kinds of blogs (at
school) is strictly prohibited," Cowan said.
The high school has yet to discipline students for
breaking the rule, she said, but students could face
detention, suspension or expulsion, depending on the
infraction.
Monitoring sites is difficult because the majority
of the traffic to online journal sites is done outside

of school, Juneau-Douglas business teacher Lesslie
Knight said. She said some students believe these are
personal journals.
"As a district we can't discipline something they
did outside of school," Cowan said.
The blogs discuss everything from touting drugs
and alcohol, to animosity toward parents, to cheating
on tests. Parents also worried about teenagers who
post provocative photos along with information about
how the teen can be reached.
Group members also worry about online party-
networking through the sites.
Police last weekend broke up an underage
drinking party that had been advertised online.
Five teenagers were cited for underage drinking
and a 52-year-old woman was cited for furnishing
alcohol to minors.

Delphi workers
gather to dicuss
new strategy
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (AP) - of the UAW and on the cell phone voice
Facing the possibility of deep wage conces- mail of spokesman Paul Krell.
sions and even job cuts, unionized workers Reporters were not allowed into the
at Delphi Corp. met yesterday to exchange meeting at the UAW Local 1231 union hall
information and discuss strategy. but afterward spoke with several attend-
Hourly employees of other companies ees, including Tom Vis, a 32-year Delphi
in the automotive industry also attended employee who described the meeting's
the meeting to show their support for atmosphere as "apprehensive."
Delphi workers and voice concerns that "Everything's up in the air because
they may soon find themselves in the we don't have information," said Vis, 53,
same position. an electrician at a plant in Wyoming, just
"Anybody with any intelligence real- southwest of Grand Rapids.
izes we are next," said Paul Baxter, 52, He said union workers know what Rob-
a 27-year employee of General Motors ert "Steve" Miller, Delphi's chairman and
Corp. who works at the automaker's Flint chief executive officer, wants to do, but
Metal Plant. "Whatever they can get out they don't know what the UAW is coun-
of Delphi's workers, they're going to try to teroffering.
extract from us." The Troy-based company filed for
The meeting took place at a United Auto Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy pro-
Workers union hall in the Grand Rapids tection Oct. 8 after failing to reach a
suburb of Comstock Park. Although the restructuring agreement with the UAW
UAW represents most of Delphi's approxi- and GM, its former parent company.
mately 34,000 U.S. hourly workers, the Delphi is GM's former parts division.
union did not authorize the meeting. The automaker bought $14 billion in
Rather, it was a grass-roots effort orga- parts from Delphi last year, or around
nized by members of the rank and file who 16 percent of its total parts spending.
say they are concerned about the lack of Delphi wants its union workers to
information coming from their interna- accept pay cuts of more than 60 per-
tional union. cent, a proposal that elicited an angry
Telephone messages seeking comment response from the UAW and other
were left at the Detroit-based headquarters labor unions.

ELECTIONS
Continued from page 1A
"Vote your hopes, not your fears,"
Jackson said. "Re-elect your mayor."
When voters elected Kilpatrick
four years ago, at age 31, he became
one of the city's youngest mayors. But
after finishing second in the August
primary and trailing Hendrix in the
polls, he is at risk of becoming the
first Detroit mayor defeated in a re-
election bid since 1961.
But Kilpatrick has gained ground
on Hendrix as the election neared,
according to a recent poll. That poll
found 49 percent said they backed
Hendrix, 39 percent said they backed
Kilpatrick and 12 percent said they
were undecided, compared with a
19-point gap between the two in Sep-
tember.

Yesterday, Kilpatrick, now 35,
drew attention to his age during the
stop at Hartford Memorial, which
was one of six church stops planned
for the day. He said his youthfulness
is an asset in a city that has suffered
the effects of the declining manufac-
turing industry and is looking for a
new way.
"I'm asking you to trust what you
raised," Kilpatrick said. "I'm ask-
ing you to give me another chance to
move this city forward."
Hendrix, 55, had seven church
stops on his agenda for the day, plus
other events including meeting with
residents at their homes. He said the
final push is an extension of what
he's done in nearly two years of cam-
paigning, although the pace has been
stepped up with only two days before
the election.

Ii I

SAPAC
Continued from page 1A
addressing the needs of South Asian
survivors of sexual violence.
Wickliffe said there is very little
information geared toward helping
international students overcome the
obstacles they face.
"Beyond the language challenges
for some students, fear of community
shame, self-blame, and concern for
confidentiality are just a few factors
involved in making a decision to report
sexual violence," Wickliffe said.
The new programs were created after
SAPAC supporters fought a battle with
the University to keep the 24-hour cri-
sis hotline as an on-campus feature.
The University had proposed that the
Washtenaw County's sexual assault
and domestic violence service provider
could handle the crisis line on its own.
But a firestorm was ignited because stu-
dents felt an on-campus crisis line was

necessary in helping sexual assault sur-
vivors feel comfortable enough to make
the call.
Because of resistance from students,
SAPAC maintained its crisis line and
the University appointed two counsel-
ors to administer the hotline, moving
them from the SAPAC office on North
University Avenue to the Counseling
and Psychological Services office in the
Michigan Union.
Although some believed relocating
the counselors to the Union would not
afford students enough privacy, Soet
reiterated that the SAPAC office is still
a "safe space" for survivors, friends and
family to receive help.
Soet, the new director of SAPAC,
replaced Kelly Cichy after she resigned
to pursue high school teaching.
Soet volunteered at SAPAC from
1988 to 1989 and helped establish a
summer program to educate the fresh-
man class about sexual violence and
alcohol and drug abuse.

The Department of
Communication Studies

presents a Howard R. Marsh lecture on
Democracy and the Media

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