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By BRYN MauCL
DAIILY STAFF REPORTER
Whle many mothers spent Sunday
celebrating their day of recognition,
Cara Schmidt spent the day wondlering
ifher2-year-oldaughtelessicawould
ever retumn to her Iowa borne.
Sunday, agroup of Ann Arborresi-
dents gathered in a downtown Ann
Arbor park to assemble a quilt for
Jessica
In April, Dan and Cara Schmidt
lost the first round of their custody
battle with Jan and Roberta Deloer in
an Ann Abor courtThe case has now
mnoved totheMichigan SuprezneCourt,
where attorneys will begin oral argu-
ments next month.
The group of quilters were partof
an Ann Arbor suppor gou, created
to raise awareness aboutthchmidls'
side of the legal battle.
Thequiltwaspatchedtogetherfrom
pieces donated nationwide. Included
in the 15 states that sent the squares of
fabric were Washington, Maryland,
Califontaand New Mexico. Aswatch
fromCanadalentaninternationaltouch
to the event.

Elizabeth Mayes, coordinator for
the event, said, "Thbis is a really beau-
tful show of support."
She said the fact that quilts arrived
from acoss the nation demonstrates
that people across the nation are aware
of the Schmidts' plight.
Wie many of the pieces expressed
love and support, one took a more
political angle.
To symbolize her view of the case,
Pam Lewis, one of the Schmidts' law-
yers in Iowa, sent in a piece embroi-
dered with a David and Goliath pat-
tern
"We're doing this to make it as
quick as possiblefor Jessica to returnto
Iowa," Mayes said.
She added that the group was
formed three weeks ago to protest the
misrepresentation of the facts in the
case, as well as raise funds for the
Schmidts.
"We feel Cara and Dan reaily need
a voice inAnArbor," she said.
Future plans for the support group
include a yard sae to assist the
Schmidts' with their attorney fees.

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Michigan baseball players Brian Simmons and Pat Maloney happily return to the dugout
during Michigan's blasting of Northwestern 24-2 on Saturday.

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raing 'U' students' caliber declining
WMAN increased recruiting efforts aimed at small, especialiy in the ability to notice
attracting a greater variety of students in the classroom," said Chamberlin.
wrork that some Univer- as well as to the success of the "It's hard to look at just the numbers
iut into achieving a level University's sports teams. and think things are getting worse,"bhe
in high school may no Associate Dean for Academic Ap- aidded.
ded. Now, accoringfl to pointments in LSA John Chamberlin Communication Prof. Richard
tadmissions statistics, agred." Ceiainlywe'vesetimportant Campbell said he has not noticed any
wrsity applicants do not diversity goals," he said. appreclable decline in recent years.
ie up to the same stan- Though the increasing number of "I've always had students who are
tlence maintained in the under-represented minorities is often greatwriters and students who are weak
unieritis atin- blamed for the declining caliber of writers," he said.
and uieste ao students, Chamberlin stressed that "di- In response to claims that student
zeot of applicants which, versity isn't in conflict with quality." ability has decreased Campbell added,
stscoresandgradepoint Spencer pointed out that while, "I've taught for 20 years and they've
leclining in caliber. How- overall, high school grade point aver- said that every year."
city officials believe the ages fellibetween 1488 and 1990, they However, not all are so confident
slight. actually increased slightly among Af- about student abilities. "If I compare
alarge, major university. rianAmria students. those who are students now to myown
bad shape, lots of schools Decreases in test sores and grate high scbool and college classes, Ithink
ithe students we attract," point average may not translate into there's been a definite decline in the
acer, Interim Director of decreases in classroom ability. level of literacy," said history Prof.
te Admissions "I think- the declines have. been Victor Lieberman.
naid the University has
soedecline in the aver- CORRECTION 1V .
s and in the average high The Daily supports the amendment of Regents' Bylaw 14.06 to include
point averages of enter- sexual orientation. This was incorrectly reported in last week's Daily.
luring the past five years.
ythe test scores have t
oesignificantly. I I4 4
;inc in test scores may be
a demographic decline of TheMichignDrrSmer Wekly ISSN 0745-967)i pbishd ededays durithe prin an sume
enal" he said. tricb uents tie ivsityofMichign.On-campus sbecripioe fo ping/scmer erm areavailble
for $4,No-carpu sb crpinaeavlbeosri n/sumer. Subcriptionsforfai/witte, tartng
rtwas our smallest gradu- in Sepeva,, .. mail ares$1n. Failiem oly is . 0 ampus subscritions or fitner are 35.Al
125 years," said Ann Ar- ,ubecr osm em aid. 6
High School counselor ADDRESS: heMicignaiy.420SMaynrdStreet. Ann Arbo. Mi~chii09.32
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'chool in St. Johns, Mich., '"'- m' " -
pother reason for the d- NEWS Jan DiMaaoio, Managing Editor
t scores.NEWS EDITOR:Michele Natty
soe.STAFF: Michlle FceNaeHrey,Andes. MacAdam. Bryn Mklde Jetule bno..
iseofdecllningtestscores, OPINION Sam Goodstein, Flint Waineea, Editora
. nember that the number STAFF: JueBeckater e loa.
aking the test is increasing SPORTS Ken Davidoff, Managing Editor
While at the same time the STAFF Brett Freet. BretiJohnson. Antoine Pitt. JesoneRoseneld. J.C. Rosae-AbEAi TimeSpola.
uable to take the test i5 ARTS Megan Abbott, Nima Hode, Editors
she said STAFF: o ,Melissa o. s enad. ison cLevy. DacyLockman. Michele Philip, JohnRybck.kDDrk
the number of high school SchuetizLSSh. ScattSt.Adg. Michel JahnWhesn. OChri Wyrd.
ecreasing, the number of PHOTO Evan Petrie, Editor
received by the Univer- STAFF: Mary Koukhab Heath~erea. PetereMatthews. MartieMost
easing. Spencer said the .', . - "-
applications for the aca- SALES Mike Wilotaky, Manager
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