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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 3, 1995 - 5
Sigma Nu tonm
to B. Lansing with
football for chai

Pepper spray
forces children
to evacuate
Children began complaining
:Wednesday after pepper spray from a
keychain was accidentally released on
the third floor of the Ruthven Museum,
police said.
There were several children in the
museum, which is located on Geddes
Avenue, when the Department of Pub-
lic Safety was called at about 11:18
' Staff were advised to move the chil-
dren outside to get fresh air.
Although an ambulance was refused,
some victims went to University Medi-
cal Center for treatment. Others de-
cided to seek medical attention on their
Woman pulled from
telephone booth
A woman's telephone call ended
,abruptly Monday afternoon.
While talking on a phone in the main
l1obby of the Henry F. Vaughan Public
Health Building, a woman was grabbed
by the wrist in an attempt to pull her
from the phone booth, DPS reports in-
The suspect wanted to use the phone,
police said.
The woman sustained minor bruis-
ing. Police said the suspect, who may
have been a University staff member,
went upstairs.
Laptop computer
thefts prevalent at 'U'
During the past week, DPS reports
indicate at least two laptop computers
were stolen on campus.
A man called DPS Monday morn-
ing to report that his Powerbook laptop
computer was stolen from the Angell
Hall computing center.
A Dell laptop computer valued at
$9,000 was taken last weekend from a
first-floor room in the Frieze Building,
police said.
The door to the room may have been
left open by staff.
Fraudulent activity
1i South Quad
DPS reports indicate thatamanmade
repeated attempts this week to obtain
money from students in South Quad.
A man who claimed to work for Din-
ing Services came to a student's door
Monday asking for $30 so he could buy
insulin for his wife.
The student said he did not give the
man money, but his roommate did.
On Tuesday, the same man arrived at
their door again with an identical story.
DPS met with the man Tuesday
Fight occurs in front
of Angell Hall
. DPS wasnotifiedatabout 11:30p.m.
Tuesday ofa fight in progress in front of
Angell Hall near the museum area.
One person was taken into custody in
-front of the Michigan Union steps at
1:32 p.m. Reports indicate that DPS
interviewed the man, who said a leather
racket was taken from him.
DPS officers recovered the jacket.
Items stolen from

NUBS, stadium
Police said 40 first-class stamps
were stolen from an office in the North
University Building. The report was
made at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
. An umbrella valued at $25 was
stolen from Michigan Stadium during
Saturday's game. The umbrella, which
was described as royal blue with dark
gold strips and a wooden handle, was
left at Gate 10.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Jodi Cohen

By Laurie Mayk
Daily Staff Reporter
The longest play of tomorrow's
Michigan-Michigan State game will
start before kickoff.
Sigma Nu fraternity's 11th-annual
Michigan State-Game, departing from
700 Oxford Rd. at 10 o'clock tonight,
will help fuel the -
Michigan-MSU """'"""
rivalries and the d
United Way trea- gets tire
As the frater
nity makes its ho s n
traditional jaunt and som
with its MSU
Sigma Nu broth- runs. s"'
ers tonight, with
the help of there anr
Michigan Kappa
Kappa Gamma ata im
sorority mem-
bers and MSU keep ea
Alpha Chi
Omega sorority company
members, it will
run more than 70
miles to the East Sigma Nu fra

Prof. Nicholas Delblanco reads from one of his works last night at Rackham Amphitheater.
rofessors read from works for
'Share our Stren ' dfundaiser


By Anupama Reddy
Daily Staff Reporter
The words of University poets and
storytellers were more than just food
for thought last night, as authors read
from their works to raise money for
local needy people.
The event was part of a nationwide
effort coordinated by the Washington-
based hunger-relief group, Share our
Strength. Students and other members
of the University community listened
to four English professors recite from
their works in the fourth-annual
"Writer's Harvest for SOS" last night
in Rackham Amphitheater.
The faculty members included two
poets, Lorna Goodison and Lemuel
Johnson, and two fiction writers,
Nicholas Delbanco and Tish O'Dowd.
The event was sponsored in conjunc-
tion with Borders Books & Music and

"A lot of my work deals with dis-
posed people, so I feel that I am a fairly
natural choice to read," said Goodison,
a visiting English professor.
All proceeds from the $5 tickets were
donated to the local community organi-
zation Food Gatherers.
"Since we are privately funded, the
money from this event is very impor-
tant to our organization," said Eileen
Spring, director of Food Gatherers.
Students praised the event as a unique
way to fight hunger.
"The whole experience was impres-
sive. It was nice to hear the authors
speak from their work," said LSA se-
nior Ryan Garcia.
"It's really great to see this kind of
support from the literary community.
We don't do enough in the classroom,"
said recent University graduate Pilar
Delbanco and Prof. Charles Baxter

serve on the SOS national advisory
board. Both were instrumental in chang-
ing policy to redirect proceeds from the
event to the local anti-hunger organiza-
tions instead of SOS.
"It seemed silly to share the money
with the national outfit since it was
done for the community," Delbanco
Statistics on hunger in America are
not promising, Richard Russo wrote
in a viewpoint in Wednesday's New
York Times. Russo, the event's na-
tional chair and author of the novel
"Nobody's Fool," also stressed the
role of Congress in combating this
"The Food Research and Action Cen-
ter, a nonprofit group in Washington,
estimates that one out of 12 American
children suffers from hunger, and pre-
dicts that these numbers will sharply
worsen if Congress enacts planned cuts
in social services," Russo wrote in the
Baxter said local support has made
the event successful in raising money
and awareness.
"It is a grss-roots way to alert friends
and acquaintances. It's one of the ways
writers can contribute to the solution."

isjust Michigan-Michigan Staterivo)ry
- we don't do it for any other school."
The drive to MSU, slightly more than
an hour, turns into an approximately
seven-hour trip for the runners. After
the initial mile of mass participation
"just to say that they've done it," said
McBride, about 20 runners alternate on
the route.
"We run all
night," he said.
rnn"Everyone just
then he kind of tak'es
Sturns. If (the rtn-
ner) getsstired,
es van then he hops' in
one else the van and
someone else
letim~ethere are several
vpral k each other
,lustto c"All y ,the
hi other money wasgong
to a good cause
-- but the event
itself is readly
Sean McBride fun," said Jamie
ernity member Walter, MSU
Sigma Nu phi-
lanthropy chair. "Afterwards you are
really tired; I fell asleep inside of;U-
M's stadium last year." J
Towns and counties along the way
become accustomed to the ritual,
McBride said. The fraternity informs
the police station in every town that the
runners pass to circumvent concerns
raised by community members in pest
The tradition started with the MSU
Sigma Nu chapter 11 years ago and
continues to grow, O'Riordan said. Al-
ternating each year, the host chapter
caravans to the rival campus to join its
brother chapter in the run.
Last year, McBride said, fraternity
members presented the football to the
referees personally. This year, how-
ever, University President James J.
Duderstadt and MSU President M. Pe-
ter McPherson will take part in the

Lansing campus,
alongside vans on

back roads. The

fraternities will eventually exchange
the football they carry for an official
game ball.
The philanthropy chairs ofthe Sigma
Nu chapters at Michigan and at MSU
will present the football "to the respec-
tive university presidents and the presi-
dents will then give them to the officials
of the game in the official opening
ceremonies," said Sean McBride, a
SigmaNumemberwho will participate
in the ritual.
The fraternity hopes to raise at least
last year's total of $8,000 between the
two chapters, said Sean O'Riordan,
Sigma Nu vice president. Members so-
licit donations from local businesses,
organizations and family members and
present the funds to the United Way.
"There are two primary focuses,"
O'Riordan said. "One is just to raise
money for United Way and the second

UHS sponsors Alcohol
Awareness Week

Know of news? Call 76-DAILY.

By Anita Chik
For the Daily
Seventy-nine percent of University
students find hitting on someone who is
-drunk or high an unpleasant-experi-
ence, according to a recent survey.
To enhance a safety environment on
campus and increase the awareness of
the effects of alcohol on people, the
Substance Abuse Education Network
and University Health Services are
jointly organizing Alcohol Awareness
Week from Nov. 6-11 for both students
and the public.
"Our aim is to get people to think about
drinking," said Marcia Benz, who is chair-
ing Alcohol Awareness Week. "We sup-
port people to stay away from drinking; if
they drink, drink moderately."
Following in last year's tradition, the
week is scheduled to include events such
as parties in residence halls, presentations
on alcohol-free issues, and self-helppanel
discussions for people who have prob-
lems with alcohol.
The housing cable channel 72 also
shows movies related to alcohol issues.
"When A Man Loves A Woman,"
"What's Love Got to Do With It?,"
"Dazed and Confused" and "Clean and
Sober" are scheduled to play at 8 p.m.
next Monday through Friday.
On Monday at 7 p.m. in Rackham
Auditorium, collegiatealcohol consult-
ant Mike Green will give a talk on how
to reduce drinking risks. Green spoke
on campus last year during Alcohol
Awareness Week.
Benz said Alcohol Awareness Week
has been a valuable tradition at the
University. She said students learn about

the effects of alcohol by attending
events, including short seminars. Last
year, more than 5,000 students partici-
pated in the week's events.
"Having alcohol-free events is fun,"
Benz said. "We've planned since last
winter. We're trying to get more people
(to participate) this year."
Three new programs, a "Drunk Driv-
ing Simulator," "Dangerous Promises"
and "Low-Risk Drinking Choices" will
run Tuesday through Thursday.
Chrysler Corp. donated a 1995 Ply-
mouth Neon with a computerized sys-
tem that asks drivers to enter a number
of drinks and their weight. In the simu-
lator, drivers experience drunk driving
without getting hurt. The University's
cable system will videotape the event
from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 7 at
Elbel Field.
During the week, students can also
participate in "An Irresponsible Alcohol
Advertisement" program. They will have
the opportunity to comment on advertise-
ments posted in the Michigan Union, the
Modern Languages Building and around
The event encourages students to write
letters to advertisers to stop them from
connecting sex with alcohol, setting ste-
reotypes and hidden messages that have
tremendous impact on the public.
"I'd like to see advertising companies
being more responsible for what they are
doing," Benz said. "We want people to
take a step and be aware of the hidden
messages (behind the advertisements)."
"We want to know if we should con-
tinue doing it," Benz said. "We try to get
a wide variety of issues for students."


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