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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 19, 1995 - 3

Alieged armed
robbery in E. Quad
A man was the victim of an armed
robbery Sunday in his East Quad dorm
room, according to Department of Pub-
lic Safety reports.
The victim notified officials at 9:32
p.m. He said he had been robbed and
struck in the head with an unknown
He also indicated that pepper spray
was used.
The Huron Valley Ambulance and
the Ann Arbor Fire Department met
with the victim, who refused treatment
and transport.
The suspects allegedly entered the
room and took $160 in cash from the
victim's desk drawer.
Information about the suspects has
not been released.
A different kind of
auto vandal
An apparently vengeful person van-
dalized acar Friday in aparking lot near
Palmer Field, DPS reports say.
A caller said he found a "threatening
note" on his windshield at about 3:20
p.m. He also discovered one windshield
wiper was "forcefully removed."
The caller indicated he believed the
incident to be the result of a Thursday
dispute regarding a vehicle that parked
"too close" to his own.
Weekend theft
Some unusual items taken during the
weekend in alleged larceny and rob-
bery incidents:
U DPS reports indicate that a West
Quad student will have problems see-
ing the next few football games after
tickets were stolen from his room.
A caller reported the larceny at about
8 p.m. Sunday. The season tickets were
taken by unknown persons.
Couzens Hall was the site of a
robbery late last week. DPS reports
indicate that one or more mail packages
were stolen from the front desk be-
tween Thursday and Friday nights.
A caller reported that "pop cans"
were taken from a closet Friday in the
Medical Science Unit I. About $5-6
worth of cans were taken. Police said
there were no suspects.
Female victim left
with shorter hair
A woman has shorter hair as a result
of an incident reported to DPS.
From the Vera Baits II residence hall,
a woman called DPS saying that two
female subjects threatened her and
forced her to cut off some of her hair.
She called from the Ziwet House sec-
tion at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday.
The caller stated the woman was sent
by a friend whom she had had an alter-
cation with earlier.
The incident is under investigation.
Fights among
incidents on Diag
Two officers were busy Friday night
on the Diag:
At 8:35 p.m., the officers, while on
foot patrol, cited two people for posses-
sion of alcohol. While requesting a rou-

tine warrant check on the subjects from
DPS dispatch, it was learned that one
subject had an outstanding warrant is-
sued in Highland Park, Mich.
Then, in an unrelated incident, one
officer observed two individuals fight-
ing. DPS took them into custody for
disorderly conduct.
Then one officer advised DPS dis-
patch of another fight in progress else-
where in the Diag. No arrests were
fhade in this incident.
Finally, at 9:27 p.m., officers noti-
fied DPS that during the fights, their
patrol car had been damaged.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jodi Cohen

Mayors urge negotiations in
Detroit newspapers' strike

DETROIT (AP)- The mayors of Detroit
and Sterling Heights yesterday called for
around-the-clock bargaining to end the two-
month Detroit Newspapers strike, and they
accused management ofdragging out the talks.
The leaders emerged from a meeting at
Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer's office with a
call for both sides to compromise.
With Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte
at his side, Archer urged the two sides to
"engage in good-faith, around-the-clock bar-
gaining" starting with the scheduled resump-
tion of talks tomorrow.
"Good faith means not trying to break the
unions on the one hand and not trying to
destroy management rights on the other," Ar-
cher said.
Notte added, "The only way the end will
come is for both sides to compromise."
Sterling Heights is the site of a Detroit
Newspapers printing plant where pickets and
police have clashed on recent weekends.
Six unions representing 2,500 employees
of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit
News struck July 13 after management said it
would no longer extend contracts that had
been in effect by mutual agreement since they
expired April 30.
The papers published a joint edition until
yesterday, when the News and Free Press
appeared separately.
The mayors criticized management's deci-
sion to cancel last week's scheduled talks.
Detroit Newspapers officials said they were
tied up with answering Justice Department
questions about alleged antitrust violations.

Some students return to newly
separated News, Free Press
By Carly Blatt
For the Daily
For the first time in nine weeks, Chad Readier is able to read his
morning newspaper, The Detroit News, without having half of it made
up of the rival Detroit Free Press.
The News and Free Press published separate editions yesterday for
the first time since the strike against the two newspapers began in July.
During the strike, some readers have boycotted the newspapers while
others picked up the combined edition.
With the return of the separate papers, Readier, a second-year Law
student, said he will begin reading the News again. But some students
said they will continue to buy other newspapers, like The New-York
Times and USA Today, in support of the strikers.
"Detroit newspapers cover state and national issues in greater depth,
which is what I'm interested in," Readler said. Although the strike:
bothered Readler, he said that he would likely be pro-management if he
had to take a side.
Chris Metinko, LSA first-year student, has read the combined
edition regularly in the past weeks. When he recently arrived in Ann
Arbor from out of state, he wasn't familiar or concerned with the strike.
"Not having a TV, I have to buy a paper for news," Metinko said,
When the papers came out in separate editions yesterday, Metinko
purchased the Free Press, since he believed it was the official "morn-
ing" paper.
Others dislike purchasing what they called "scab" papers and con-
tinue to support the strike and boycott the two Detroit newspapers.
Chris Bailey, a second-year graduate student, hasn't purchased
either newspaper or the combined edition. Bailey continues to read The
New York Times and said he has no plans to read either Detroit paper
even though they have separated.

I got rhythm
Harmonica master Little Sonny performs Saturday at the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz

Michigan State course aims to help single parents cope

EAST LANSING (AP)-With a 12-
pound bundle strapped snugly to her,
June Wygant ambled into a basement
cafe at Michigan State University to
attend what could be her most valuable
class this semester.
A 22-year-old theater major from
Oakland County's Bloomfield Town-
ship, Wygant joined about three dozen
other single Michigan State students
with children at the five-hour weekend
workshop at the Michigan State Union.
They got tips from university coun-
selors - and each other - on how to
manage time, money and stress. The
presentation was the first of its kind on
the campus.
"Allthisstuff'shelpful,"said Wygant
as her 3-month-old son, Christian,
wriggled quietly in her lap. "Yes, it's

Child-care center works to keep college an option

difficult having a child in college. But it
doesn't have to be this terrible, god-
awful thing people perceive it to be."
Pat Lowrie, director of the
university's Women's Resource Cen-
ter, said college wasn't even an option
for young single moms until recently.
"In my generation, women who de-
cided to go on with apregnancy dropped
out or stopped out," she said. "Now
they're saying, 'I don't have to do that.
I'm going on with my life and bringing
my child with me."'
Dawn Hecker, director of the
university's Child and Family Care
Resources, said school counselors and
administrators pushed for the work-

shop to respond to growth in the num-
ber of single-parent students.
While Michigan State does not track
such students, Hecker cited a two-year-
old survey by her office that found
about 1,300 of the university's 32,000
undergraduates and 1,600 of its 8,000
graduate students had children.
There is no way of knowing how
many of those students are single. But
Hecker said many must be because
Michigan State, the state's largest
school, mostly enrolls traditional un-
dergraduates, ages 18 to 22.
"And we think the number of single
parents among them has increased be-
cause we're seeing more and more stroll-

ers and baby bags," she said. "And
profs talk all the time about how more
students are bringing their kids to class."
Anthony Ewing, one of four men at
the workshop, is such a student.
Citing the high cost of child care,
Ewing said he frequently strolls into
class with books in one hand and his
almost-I-year-old son, Anthony Jr., in
the other.
"I've even changed his diaper sitting
at my desk," said Ewing, 22, a junior
computer science major from Detroit.
LaRonda Brown, 22, a senior and
family services major from Highland
Park, recalled taking her infant son,
Marcus, to class her entire first week.

But recently they both missed five
days of class; Marcus, now 5 and a first-
grader in East Lansing Public Schools,
contracted measles. "Every week, it's a
different drama," said Brown, who
started a support group, Single Parents
on a Mission, last year. "It's a little
easier now that he's older. But it's still
tough raising a baby alone and going to
class. You feel overwhelmed, isolated."
Brown said Marcus' dad was gunned
down outside a Detroit party store last
Wygant knows that feeling of isola-
tion. "I feel like I'm at a different plane
than most students here," she said.
"They're thinking about 'Who am I
going to scope out at the bar?' I'm
thinking, 'I got to go home and give my
kid a bath."'

Student says college's
tuition break is 'racist'

DETROIT (AP) - A white Albion
College student has objected to the
school's tuition break for black stu-
dents as racist.
Jeff Schroder, ajunior, said he would
propose the Diversity Award, which
gives $4,000 each year to each black
student, be eliminated.
"The only requirement to receive the
money is that you be born with black
skin and check a box on the admission
application that states as much,"
Schroder said. "Everyone else pays
higher tuition because of it."
The Diversity Award at the 1,650-
student school amounts to about a 20
percent tuition discount.
Schroder told the Detroit Free Press
that he would ask the Student Senate
to vote to urge Albion to get rid of the
Diversity Award. Chris O'Connor,
Student Senate president, saidthepro-
posal would be assigned to a commit-
The award allows greater numbers of
black students to attend Albion, said
Leigh Willis, executive board member
ofthe Black Student Alliance at Albion.
"And by allowing more students to
attend college with African American
students, their education is also being

Why should a
rich black kid
whose parents are
doctors get $4,000
over a poor white
kid born to a
single mom on
- Jeff Schroder
Albion College junior
In a statement, the college said it
began the award in 1993 because black
students had been underrepresented his-
torically at the school. According to
statistics cited in the Free Press, 2.5
percent of Albion's student population
in 1993 was black; 4 percent is now.
Schroder said he supports efforts to
diversify the student body. "Why should
a rich black kid whose parents are doc-
tors get $4,000 over a poor white kid
born to a single mom on welfare?" said
Schroder, who is from Northville.

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