The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 17, 1995 - 5
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occur in S. Quad
Early Wednesday smorning, a
woman contacted the Department of
Public Safety about items that had been
taken from her room.
A VCR, wallet and other "personal
items" were stolen, police said.
DPS reported the woman's ex-boy-
friend as a suspect.
A South Quad resident was unable
to use his tickets at Wednesday night's
men's basketball game.
He called DPS Wednesday afternoon
to report that his season tickets were
stolen from his room sometime within
the last week.
The tickets are valued at $90.
MSA election prop
attracts DPS attention
MSA election campaigning got a little
dirty Wednesday afternoon when DPS
,was contacted at about 12:50 p.m.
A woman from the Student Leader-
ship Office reported that there was a
Students' Party "shanty" behind the
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
She said it was too close to the Michi-
gan Party's shanty and it was not autho-
rized to be there.
The caller did not know who placed
When DPS officers met with members
of the Students' Party, they removed the
shanty and used it as a table instead.
Break-in at the
On Wednesday afternoon, there was
an apparent problem at, the Business
Administration Building, police said.
An unkown person entered one room
between 4:50 and 5:10 p.m. Although
nothing was taken, various file drawers
were opened. Also, materials from in-
side a desk were "rifled." Another room
was also "rummaged through" during
the same time, and a bag was taken.
There are no suspects.
MUG, Angell Hall
EThe Michigan Union building man-
ager called DPS early Thursday morn-
ing when a few men refused to leave the
About 2 a.m., the manger told DPS
there were two, possibly three, men
who would not leave. They were not
affiliated with the University.
The men, who were about 50 years
old, were sitting at a table, police said.
A third man was possibly in the bath-
DPS officers escorted them out of the
At 3:51 a.m. Wednesday, a caller
contacted DPS about a man who he
thought was heading toward the Angell
Hall computing center.
The caller said the man was at the
Diag entrance to Angell Hall. The caller
,asked for an officer to check out the
When DPS officers arrived, they were
unable to locate the man.
Solicitor seen roaming
around Bursley Hall
While many solicitors try to sell T-
shirts, two people were selling paintbal I
tickets in Bursley residence hall
They were on the sixth floor when
someone called DPS.
One person was wearing a leather
jacket and the other person wore glasses,
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Jodi Cohen
LSA first-year student Joe Palazzolo casts his Michigan Student Assembly ballot yesterday in the Fishbowl. The election was
on four ballot questions and eight open LSA seats, with 12 other seats also open in other schools.
MSA election tumout is
average; 7-8% Vote for reps.
By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
The stream of voters in this fall's MSA elections resembled
a trickle more than a flood. Nonetheless, Election Director
Meagan Newman said early this morning that election turnout
reached about 7 or 8 percent, or 3,000 students.
Wolverine Party LSA Rep. Andy Schor said the showing was
"It seems the turnout has been bigger than in other fall
elections, but not as good as winter," Schor said.
Polling site workers in the Michigan Union viewed the
number of participants in a similar light.
"It's pretty good," said Business senior David Smith. "A
lot more people turned out than I expected at 9 at night."
Business junior Angela Yao, who was also taking ballots
at the Michigan Union, estimated 11 or 12 people voted
during her shift of40 minutes. "That's pretty good," she said.
Historically, about 7 percent of students vote in MSA's fall
elections, versus 14 percent in the winter, when presidential
elections are held.
LSA junior Mike Ingels expressed mixed emotions about
his candidates of choice."It's better to participate than not to
participate," Ingels said. "I wish I knew more, because I
don't know much about the candidates at all."
Jasmine Khambatta, an Engineering student running un-
der the Students' Party banner, said she was disappointed in
the way voting was organized on North Campus.
"The poll sites close too early on North Campus," she said.
"I've had so many people come up to me and ask about it.
There was nothing open from noon until four in the afternoon."
Bradley Holcman, running for LSA representative with
the Michigan Party, predicted that votes from the Hill dorms
would help his party's cause. "The Hill dorms are out strong
for the Michigan Party, as always," he said.
LSA first-year student David Stephens expressed ambiva-
lence about the entire process.
"No one really told me what was going on," Stephens said.
"I just found out about it a couple seconds ago. Some guy was
out there lying on a table telling me to vote for the Michigan
Party or something.
"I probably won't regret not voting until they do some-
thing bad, he said.
By Jennifer Harvey
Daily Staff Reporter
Birut6 Galdikas has spent 24 years
with those referred to in Malay as
"people of the forest," the great apes
with the long red hair.
Galdikas has devoted most of her life
to saving and studying orangutans. This
weekend, she will come to Ann Arbor
to share her experiences.
LSA junior Molly Lynch is respon-
sible for bringing Galdikas to campus.
"She is the foremost conservationist
in the world," Lynch said. "Saving the
orangutans is linked with so many other
preservation issues. She has something
Galdikas is co-founder and president
of Orangutan Foundation International.
The Los Angeles-based organization has
chapters in Australia, Canada, Indone-
sia. Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
She is also the author of 50 scien-
tific articles, 20 reviews, and two
books. During her visit here, she will
be signing her most recent work, her
autobiography, "Reflections of Eden:
My Years with the Orangutans of
Galdikas' study of the most endan-
gered of the great apes is the longest
continuous study by one principal re-
searcher of any mammal in the world.
Her work has landed her on the cover
of National Geographic twice, as well
as in Life magazine, The New York
Times, the Los Angeles Times and nu-
merous television documentaries.
Galdikas is married to a native Dayak
Indonesian. She is the mother of three
children and the surrogate motherto more
than one hundred orphaned orangutans.
She, like Dian Fossey who studied
mountain gorillas for 19 years and Jane
Goodall whose study of chimpanzees
spanned 30 years, was a protege of the
late Louis Leakey.
Like her peers Goodall and Fossey,
Galdikas has been an intergovernmen-
talliaison, facilitating the return ofgreat
apes to their native environments.
Galdikas will be signing her books at
the Borders bookstore in Southfield at 3
p.m. on Sunday. She will be signing
books at the Ann Arbor Borders on
Monday at 7:30 p.m.
The LSA Honors Program will also
host a reception for Galdikas on Mon-
day from 3-5 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room
of the Michigan Union.
Liina Wallin, associate director of
the LSA Honors Program, said when
Lynch told the Honors staff about
Galdikas visit, the program directors
thought it would be a great opportunity
for Honors students to meet her as well.
"Thus the idea for the reception was
born," Wallin said.
At the reception, Galdikas will be avail-
able to meet people and take questions.
Her autobiography will also be avail-
able for purchase and signing.
Economic Outlook report
predicts growth through 1997
By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
The nation's economy will grow
steadily through 1997 and inflation and
unemployment will remain fairly low,
ecnomists said at the University's 43rd
annual conference on the Economic
The findings are based on researchers'
expectations that President Clinton and
Congress will pass a compromise federal
budget closely resembling bills passed by
the House and Senate.
"The agreements aren't all signed yet,
and the Congress has to get the President
on board as well, but there's every rea-
son to believe that a compromise look-
ing very much like the budgets passed by
the House and Senate Republicans will
emerge to dominate the next few fiscal
years at least," Prof. Saul Hymans and
faculty researchers Joan Crary and Janet
Wolfe said in the report.
They are members of the University
Research Seminar in Quantitative Eco-
nomic, which who based its work on the
Michigan Quarterly Econometric Model
of the U.S. Economy.
Hymans, Crary and Wolfe predict the
national economy should grow 2.6 per-
cent in 1996 and a bit more in 1997, and
they expect "little change in the unem-
ployment rate and subdued inflation."
Their report forecasts "a path of
spending reductions and tax cuts that
we believe is consistent with a plau-
Hymans presented the national eco-
nomic forecast yesterday, while Crary
and George Fulton are scheduled to
present the state's economic forecast
today in Rackham Amphitheater.
The economists concluded the report
with an assessment of risks and uncer-
tainties in the outlook for the economy,
including the impact of the Republicans'
push to balance the budget in seven years.
The Federal Reserve Board will be have
to offset the effects of deficit-reduction
by effecting interest rates.
The economists' main concern: "Can
the Fed engineer a reasonably smooth
and effective transition from much
tighter fiscal to sufficiently easier mon-
Many who attended the conference
said it provided them with useful infor-
mation to make investment decisions at
work or at home.
"I came because I am interested and
I have investments to manage. Invest-
ing in a cyclical industry (means) de-
pending on the economic cycle to make
good earnings," said Bill Cochran, a
retired state employee from East Lan-
"I try to be happy by making the good
"Today is the macro picture of where
the state is going," said Roy Pentilla,
presidentofthe National Council of Health
Facilities Finance Authorities in Lansing.
Pentilla said he uses the forecast to
decide which tax-exempt bonds to issueto
hospitals and non-profit private colleges.
The forecast also provided predic-
tions for many areas of the economy:
The unemployment rate is pro-
jected to average 5.6 percent in 1996
and 5.5 percent in 1997, "essentially
unchanged from 1995."
The federal deficit is forecast to
fall to 2 percent of GDP in fiscal year
1996 and to 1.9 percent in 1997.
The conventional mortgage rate
should average 7.4 percent in 1996 and
7.6 percent in 1997.
With steady car sales, light vehicle
sales should total 14.9 million next year
and 15.1 million in 1997, compared to
14.7 million this year.
While in the area, Galdikas will also
Birutetour the Detroit Zoo as a guest of
its director and appear at a benefit in
Farmington for Earth Watch,an organi-
zation that assists scientists doing field
"Today is International Students day. This marks the first time that it has been
observed on this campus.
"Specifically, it is held to commemorate the infamous day six years ago when
Nazis brutally massacred 156 and deported 1,200 students of the Charles
University in Prague. This was November 17, 1939. Since that time a hotfible
war has been fought and won. il
"SOIC, the Student Organization for International Cooperation, was orga-
nized in June, 1945 to promote world youth cooperation and understanding.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
O "1995 UM vs. OSU Blood
Battle," sponosred by Alpha Phi
Omega and The American Red Cross,
Michigan Union, 1-7 p.m.
U "Balancing Male and Female Within
With Sandra Bunnell," sponsored by
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 206 North
4th Avenue, 8 p.m.
U "Jerry Wasserberg," Scott Turner Lec-
ture Series, sponsored by Depart-
ment of Geological Sciences, Chem-
istry Building, Room 1640,4 p.m.
0 "Practical Training and Employment,"
sponsored by International Center,
International Center, Room 9, 3 p.m.
U "Recombinant Growth and Hybrididzng
Growth Theory," Prof. Martin L.
Weitzman, sponsored by Department
of 9: n |~m ncIr n atPv n1ea
U NinjitsuClub, beginnerswelcome, 761-
8251, IMSB, Room G21,6:30-8 p.m.
U Shoun-Ryu KarateDo Club, beginners
welcome, 9943620, CCRB, Room
2275, 6-7 p.m.
U "Animania," sponsored by Japanese
Animation Film Society, Modem Lan-
guages Building, Auditorium 3, 511
U "International Scholars Special
Orientation," sponsored by Inter-
national Center, International
Center, Room 9, 12-1:30 p.m..
U "Kahili GlIbran: The Long-Distance
Operator of the Arabic
Novel," Anton Shammas, spon-
serd byArab American Visionns.
Q "Medical Ethics," Prof. Alan Verhey,
sponsored by Graduate Christian
Fellowship, Christian Reformed
Church, 1717 Broadway, 5:45 p.m.
Q "Reform Chavurah: Pool Night at
the Union," sponsored by Hillel,
Hillel Building, 7 p.m., call 996-
4258 for more information
Q "United Jewish Appeal and Volun-
teers in Action Hillel: Senior Citi-
zens Soiree," sponsored by Hillel,
call 913-8657 for times and ride
Q BallroomDanceClub, 213-2208,Michi-
gan Union Ballroom, beginning lesson
7:30 p.m., dance practice 8 p.m.
Q "Politics of Meaning," Michael
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