One hundred eleven years of editoriasl freedom
June 17, 2002
Hate crime laws debated in U.S. Senate
Megan Hayes which currently apply to hate crime categories attending school, in order for it to fall under crime and interstate commerce."
Daily StaffReporter that make them harder to prosecute and also hate crime law. He said a virtually identical bill was dis
broadens hate crime categories to include sexu- A senior staff member for the bill's lead cussed in 2000, but after being passed in the
Though the Senate decided in a procedural al orientation, gender and disabilities. sponsor said the LLEEA is possible based on Senate, it was thrown out in the conferenc
Ann Arbor Muslim vote Tuesday to end debate on a new bill Since 1969, federal law has permitted fed- constitutional provisions provided through the committee. He said he thinks "things hav
Rabih Haddad regarding hate crime legislation, critical eral prosecution of a hate crime only when the Thirteenth Amendment and the commerce changed" since then, and that the chances of i
was transferred amendments to current hate crime legislation crime was motivated by race, religion or clause, which give Congress broad powers to being passed in both the Senate and th
back to Michigan are still possible. national origin. It also stipulates that the vic- combat forms of discrimination. It adds three House of Representatives have increased.
last week as The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement tim of the hate crime must be engaging in one new categories - sexual orientation, disabili- "If we could get the bill to a conferenc
supporters Act of 2001, sponsored by U.S. Senator Ted of the six federally protected activities when ty and gender - for which the government committee there is a very large chance you
protested his six Kennedy (D-Mass), removes the requirements, the crime is committed, such as voting or must prove there was a "nexus between the See HATE CRIMES, Page ;
pmonths in prison.
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The 6th Circuit
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state takeover of
Schools and will
education By Donielle Cunningham
Page 4 Daily Staff Reporter
A RTS .! The UniversitHosital is going to great lengths to ensure
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r University of Nebraska junior Ben Koziol e
Park Saturday night.
By Karen Schwartz
and Maria Sprow
Daily News Editors
njoys the performances at Top of the ,F"
has once again been transformed into
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that the national 12 percent vacancy in the nursing profession
does not affect them. There are currently 126,000 nursing jobs
unfilled in the country.
Nursing School Dean Ada Sue Hinshaw said nurses are
vital to the quality of care in hospitals. "Nurses are the
frontline surveillance system in hospitals. (They) catch
complications before they occur," she said.
Many nurses say hospitals not sufficiently staffed with reg-
istered nurses decrease the quality of care given to their
patients. Patients who risk suffering from complications such
as urinary tract infections, pneumonia and shock can go unno-
ticed with less nurse care.
Clinical care deteriorates if nurse staffing has been
low, University Hospital Chief of Nursing Margaret
"What we think is happening is when hospitals have
less Registered nurses available, those RNs (that are avail-
able) have less ability to access patients as frequently. Ifa
patient is (having) complications, it's hard to access that,"
she said, adding that this is called failure to rescue.
Calarco said University Hospital is actively working
to counteract the current nursing shortage by doing
such things as advertising, giving Nursing students
more real-life experience at the University Hospital and
going to career fairs.
ball coaches and grill 19 years ago has grown into Hinshaw said
and players par- Live bands playing everything from a three week-long event featuring tons number four in th
tad in a jazz to swing to good ole Rock 'n' of free entertainment for Ann Arbor "We still have
ticharity event to Roll, free big-screen movie showings, community members, Top of the Park DANNY MOLOSHOK/Daily recruit new nurses
herpty vent icecream, and the Great Outdoors can Manager Steve Guttman said. Zingerman's Bakehouse was a the University He
help the Coin- only mean one thing: The top level of Guttmsan, who has been involved in popuiar spot for its tasty goods at Top them," Calarco sa
prehensive Can- the Fletcher Street parking structure See PARK, Page 2 of the Park Saturday. openings are in th
ONLINE Five fight to be governor as primaries dose in
restaurants are By Jeremy Berkowitz "Experience is going to be a big issue. Voters tending for the Democratic nomination. The
springing up Daily News Editor are going to want someone at the helm who is primaries for each party are Aug. 6 and th
inside more hos- qualified to lead the state," said Jason Brewer, general election will be Nov. 5.
pitals despite For the first time in 20 years, Michigan vot- spokesman for the Michigan Republican Party. While there has not been an officia
criticism, ers will trek to the polls in August and The current race is focused on five candi- endorsement of a Republican gubernatoria
according to a November to choose a governor and not have dates. Vying for the Republican nomination candidate, several state Republicans said they
recent study. the option of reelecting an incumbent. Gov. are Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus and state Sen. feel Posthumus is more qualified for th
CONTACTS John Engler must step down after 12 years in John "Joe" Schwarz (R-Battle Creek). Michi- office due to his experience as lieutenant gov
NEWS: 76-DAILY office due to Michigan's term limits, leaving gan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm, for- eror over the past four years and a previou
CLASSIFIED: voters around the state looking for a candidate mer Gov. John Blanchard and U.S. House eight years as state Senate majority leader.
764-0557 with a solid record. . Rep. David Bonior of Mt. Clemens are con- See GOVERNOR, Page
it is also helpful that the school is ranked
vacant positions, but we have been able to
s here. There is a shortage in Michigan, but
ealth System is fortunate in that we attract
id adding, "The areas that we have the most
e acute care and medical surgical area."
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