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Fax machines
stolen from
Mason Hall
DPS reports indicate that a fax ma-
chine and a Zenith computer were sto-
len either Thursday or Friday from an
.ffice in Mason Hall.
a The person is believed to have en-
teed the office through a window, po-
'lice said.
The fax machine was valued at $950
and the computer was worth an esti-
mated $1,581.
Marijuana found
during the weekend
In separate incidents this weekend,
police said they found marijuana and
associated paraphernalia in dorm
0 A "water bong and a clip" were
reportedly found Sunday evening in a
room in South Quad. A small amount of
marijuana was also found in the room,
located in the Bush House section ofthe
d After receiving a report about a
marijuana smell in East Quad, officers
found a student in possession of the
; Four students in South Quad were
found in possession of marijuana early
Sunday morning. At about 1:25 a.m.,
the marijuana was taken from the stu-
dents, police said.
license plate
missing from vehicle
-:Department of Public Safety reports
indicate that-a car was missing a license
plate Sunday.
At a traffic stop in a parking lot on
Hill Street, an officer realized that the
vehicle he stopped did not have a li-
cense plate.
Following the investigation, the of-
ficer reported that the plate was stolen
sometime during the day while the ve-
hicle was parked in the lot.
There were no suspects.
Man harassing
women in arch .
A man was harassing women Satur-
day afternoon in the West Engineering
arch, police said.
The man, in his mid-30s, was wear-
ing "jeans and a coat."
He was begging in the arch and
calling women who passed by
Man shouting slurs
DPS reports indicate that a man was
sshouting religious slurs Saturday in
South Quad.
The white man, who was standing in
the East side of the lobby, was wearing
a turquoise hood and a green army
jacket, police said.
Officers were unable to locate him.
Stage equipment
A caller contacted DPS on Friday
afternoon about stage equipment that
had been damaged at East Quad resi-
dence hall.

The caller said that the equipment
was damaged about a week ago prior to
a performance by the RC Players, a
1Iteater group of the Residential Cot-
Student's laundry
damaged in
A woman's clothes are now a differ-
nficolor after a washing machine turned
them orange last Monday, police said.
' She called DPS after her "clothing
was damaged from the washing ma-
chine this weekend and turned her cloth-
ing orange," the report stated.
The woman is a resident of Vera
Baits I residence hall.
She wanted DPS to file a report.
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Jodi Cohen


Demand for
high quality
beer rises
on campus
By Will Weissert
Daily Staff Reporter
For some campus beer drinkers, dol-
ing out $7 equals a 24-pack of Schlitz
Ice. For others, it means a 16-ounce
glass of raspberry beer.
Today, many drinkers on campus are
willing to pay more money to purchase
higher-quality beers.
"If I wantedto buy really goodbeer and
money was not a problem, I'd be willing
to spend $15 to $30 for a six-pack," said
Brian Perrone, an LSA junior. "I have
preferred good beer for a long time."
Perrone said that while he prefers
expensive beer, he usually only spends
$6 to $9 for a six-pack.
"I will definitely go out of my way to
buy a more expensive beer," said
Schawn Gilchrist, an RC senior.
Gilchrist said he is willing to spend
about $9 for a six-pack of beer but
usually spends about $6 to $7.
"The majority ofthe people buy beer
that's not too cheap and not really ex-
pensive," said Geoff Valleau,a cashier
at Village Corner. "Some older stu-
dents buy really expensive stuff."
Because of increased demand for
higher-quality beers - such as micro-
brewed beers - bars and liquor stores
on campus have expanded their selec-
"A lot of people prefer the better
beers," said Tera Furst, day bartender at
Touchdown Cafe, which is frequented
mostly by students.
Furst said most of Touchdown's cus-
tomers buy pitchers of beer and that the
restaurant has to added pitchers of two

7 C
With more beers coming on tap in Ann Arbor, people have more to choose from in origin, taste and price range. This row at
the Diag Party Shoppe is typical of the selection at local establishments.
Store hae really increaed their tion of any bar on campus.
stors /ave ealy Mnreaed teir"We arc gcared more towards people

sales of more unusually and higher-
quality beers"
- Mike Himes
SNRE junior

imported beers because of demand.
"We are constantly expanding our
selection," Valleau said. "Bell's from
Kalamazoo is a really good beer."
Village Corner offers between 10 and
20 micro-brewed beers at a time and also
offers seasonal beers such as pumpkin
ale for Halloween, Valleau said.
"Typically, I don't like to drink the
same beer twice. I try to vary what I drink
because no two beers taste the same," said

Mike Himes, an SNRE junior.
Himes said that he was able to find
most of the beers he wanted on campus.
"Micro-breweries are a big part of my
not having to leave campus," he said.
"Over the past few years stores have
really increased their sales of more un-
usually and higher-quality beers."
All three students agreed that
Ashley's, which offers 26 draft beers
and 40 bottled beers, has the best selec-

who are looking for a different kind of
beer," said Cheryl Sheets, abartender at
"We get a lot of students, but because
ourimportedbeers arealittlemorepricey,
our crowd tends to be older," she said.
Sheets said that Ashley's has also
begun offering an increased selection
of micro-brewed beers, because "a lot
of times people come in and ask for
Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.on Wash-
ington Street offers Ann Arbor resi-
dents beers that are brewed within the
Rivera said Grizzly Peak appeals more
to older Ann Arbor residents than stu-
dents but simply because of its location.

to women's
safety force
By WI11 Weissrt
Daily Staff Reporter
A task force charged with improving
the safety of women in Ann Arbor is
starting to use two grants from state
businesses to increase awareness and
improve lighting around the city.
Susan Kaufman, who chairs the
Mayor's Task Force on Increasing
Safety for Women, said the task force
plans to use a $1,100 donation from a
Port Huron company to pay for posters
condemning violence against women
that can be placed all over the city.
The company, Beard Campbell Co,
an electric supplies distribution firm, is
a distributor for Detroit Edison Co.
Detroit Edison also donated $5,000
worth of photo cells to the task force,
which were purchased from Beard
The photo cells will be placed around
the city based on neighborhood income
levels, how close houses areto the street
and traffic levels, Kaufman said.
Andrew Wright, the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly's liaison to the city, said
he has worked with Mayor Ingrid
Sheldon in the past in an attempt to
increase student involvement in
women's safety awareness issues. Emily
Berry, who chairs MSA's Woman's
Issues Committee, is an active member
of the task force, Wright said.
Jack M. Campbell, vice president of
Beard Campbell,congratulated Sheldon
and the task force for "responding in
such a positive way to a problem that is
shared by all of our communities."
City Council created the task forc
last November.
"At that time the serial rapist was still
out there. There was a lot of concern in
the city then," Kaufman said. "It's a
good thing that Ervin Mitchell was cone
victed, but that's not the only threat to
Upon its creation, the council told th
task force to "do whatever we can think
to increase the safety of women,"
Kaufman said. The task force began
regular meetings in January. After meet-
ing for three months it returned to coun-
cil with a list of recommendations on
how to increase woman's safety within
the city.
The task force began regular meet-
ings again in June 1995, this time fo-
cusing on lighting and physical safety,
policy and law enforcement, and edu-
cation and prevention.
The task force has also worked on
setting up a public relations system
and increasing publicity for women's
safety issues.
In addition to the donations from
Beard Campbell and Detroit Edison,
the Task Force also received $5,000 in
base funding from the City Council.

Clergy suggest list
of value to schools

LANSING (AP)- Michigan schools
can teach values without treading on
any particular religion, a trio of clergy
said yesterday.
The three told the State Board of Edu-
cation that their proposed "American
values for American schools" -a list of
values for public schools to teach -
does not involve school prayer that could
be offensive to religious minorities.
"We can teach the values that people
want taught without putting a child or
several children in the position of say-
ing, 'Why are we different?' "said the
Rev. W. Herbert Glenn of Clawson, a
retired United Methodist minister.
The Rev. Harry Cook, rector of St.
Andrew's Episcopal Church in

Clawson, said the values were endorsed
by a group of 200 people calling them-
selves Clergy and Citizens United.
Members include former Michigan Gov.
William Milliken.
The list of 10 proposed values in-
cludes teaching children to accept re-
sponsibility for their actions, respect
the dignity and property ofteachers and
other students, keep their promises and
strive for excellence.
Cook said the values were things
people from various faiths could agree
were necessary for a smoothly func-
tioning society.
Board members generally supported
teaching values, such as honesty and

Orangutan researcher
Renowned anthropologist Biruts Galdikas speaks to students and faculty
yesterday in the Michigan Union about her study of orangutans in Indonesia.

State House GOP says state needs
to stiffen penalties for bad drivers

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N Recommendations
would also change
driver's education
LANSING (AP)-Tighter penalties
for bad drivers and more education for
new drivers would make Michigan's
roads safer, a legislative task force says.
The House Republican Task Force
on Traffic Safety released a report
Monday that includes 51 recommenda-
tions, some of which are in the legisla-
tive pipeline and others that are ex-
pected to be introduced.
"We learned that most vehicle 'acci-
dents' are crashes, not accidents," said
Frank Fitzgerald (R-Grand Ledge) who
chaired the task force. "The majority
are caused bysalcohol use, excessive
speed, inattention or disregard of traf-
fic laws. When viewed in this light,
many traffic accidents are prevent-
In 1994, Michigan motorists were

involved in 398,050crashes and sus-
tained 142,192 injuries with 1,419
More than 101,000 convictions or
violations last year involved drivers
with licenses suspended or revoked or
who were legally too young to drive,
Fitzgerald said.
The task force report said courts
should have a wider range of options
to deal with individuals who consis-
tently put others at risk, Fitzgerald
Recommendations for repeat offend-
ers include:
* Destroyingthe vehicle licenseplate
at the scene of those driving with a
suspended or revoked license or a prior
drunk driving conviction.
Upon a second conviction, requir-
ing either family plates or immobiliza-
tion of an offender's vehicle. The fam-
ily plate would identify to police that
the vehicle was owned by someone
whose license had been suspended. A
vehicle would be immobilized by pre-

venting its sale or transfer or the regis-
tration from being renewed.
Allowing the courts to order a
vehicle be forfeited for a third convic-
"The task force also very strongly
supports a graduated licensing system,"
Fitzgerald said.
A system that gradually gives new
drivers more freedom as they gain ex-
perience has passed the state House and
is being considered by the Senate. It
would ease restrictions as young driv-
ers accumulate time behind the wheel
and reinstate a mandatory road test be-
fore a license is issued.
The task force also suggested elimi-
nating the mandate that public schools
provide driver education. The Legisla-
ture, however, must find a way to pro-
vide more money to school districts so
they can offer courses at cost.
"Right now, the districts are taking
money from other areas to pay for driver
education," Fitzgerald said.

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