Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon on March 14, 1996 · 1
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Thursday, March 14, 1996
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"TiiTn,::-,,,,,, xx.imwmmmm ,, , . ' f .. OfcAfcno f ' " ' ' ' " " 1 ID ' OSU student arrested. after protest m BY JENNIFER MOODY Albany Ctamocxt Hntolil A white. .student accused of shouting racial slurs while trying to urinate on a black studi-nt at Oregon State University in February was arrested Wednesday The arrest took place between the events of an all campus demon stration against racial harassment. As protesters cheered outside his dormitory room, Eric Hutchinson, 21, was taken into custody and placed In Benton County jail tn lieu of $10,000 bail. A grand jury indicted Hutchinson and another student Wednesday morning on a charge of attempted intimidation. The other student, whose name hasn't been released, was still being sought. Hutchinson's arrest occurred a few hours after a protest march and demonstration in the OSU quad, part of an all university boycott held to protest racial harassment and discrimination. April Waddv, one of the boycott organizers and director of the uni vcrsity'i Black Cultural Center, said she and a group of students went to Hutchinson's dormitory af ter a Latino student told them he had just been harassed He (the Latino) came into the Black Cultural Center to get a stick er,' Waddv said, referring to the "I Support the All OSU Boycott' stick ers handed out at a rally that morn Ing "He said the guy who had been suspended was saying some racial Water woes linger; city agrees to help BY CATHY INGAUS Continued pooling of flood and rainwater at Bruce Heilman's home prompted the North Albany resi dent to ask the Albany City Council Wednesday for help. Council members told Heilman they would try to rid his property on Spring Hill Drive of the lake that measures 4 feet deep in places. When, police Heilman allowed to return to his home after North Albany was evacuated because of high water, he was ecstatic that a new ly formed lake out back hadn't reacned his house. That was on Feb. 9 Now HeiJ man says he is irritated because the Smelly lake still claims much of his yard and shows no signs of disappearing I can't drink my well water, and I'm told not to let my kids play-in the yard because of coritarmna tion," he told the council, hoping that something could be done to re : 'f 1,1 , i " if , ..... .. r Sv ? -' . -. V f. f f t .f f Oregon State University students march down Jackson Way on Wednesday to protest racial harassment. 7f was so timely. You couldn't have asked for a better ending April Waddy, boycott organizer mess to him So we said, let's go down ami see if he says this stuff to all of us Waddy said she and atout 30 others of all colors began knock ing on dorm room doors Other in the dorm winted out Hutchinson's room and the group Iwgan knocking on his door. When no one answered, Waddy said, the group yelled to him, 'You're a coward, you're being a racist, you're try ing to hide behind the door When two state troopers arrived, Waddy said, Hutchinson came out and told the officers that the group was harassing him. They said, 'Stop I've got a warrant for your arrest," she said "They cuffed him, took him away. It w as so deep We started just going nuts Waddy said the arrest added nicely to the anti racism demon strations of the day. "It was so time ly, she said You couldn't ask for a better ending Hutchinson and the second student are accused in the indictment move the water from his property. Council members talked among themselves, asked questions of the public works staff and engineer Howard Kraus, attending the meeting on another matter, then requested that public works employees begin pumping water from Heilman's property at 1210 Spring Hill Drive N W, into East Thornton Lake. If Heilman can get permission from a property owner who previously objected to the pumping, the city w ill begin its work as soon as it finishes trucking wa'ter from around Robin Anderson's house at U6 13th Ave. NE. Why water continues to pool in North Albany more than a month after the flood puzzles city officials. City Manager Steve Bryant said it is possible the water table remains so hih that any evaporation is replaced quickly by ground water, nr that the flood deposited SO much silt that a new surface layer w as formed, preventing seepage into the ground. lt:j J: Ji-l'l I V--- of taunting a 19 far old black engineering student from Cortland with racial epithets and trying to urinate and spit on hinuTlt! white students were on a dormitory balcony as the black student tried to enter the building on Feb 8 The university suspended the two students, but they were allowed to attend classes and live on cam pus while they appealed Intimidation is defined in Oregon taw at intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing physical injury or fear of Imminent injury to another because of that person's race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation The misdemeanor charges carry up to a year in jail ami a $3,0(J0 fine About the same time as the Feb. I incident, posters on campus of Anita Hill ami a black student government candidate were defaced with racial slurs, and a public fraternity ceremony was said by some to resemble a Ku Klux Klan rally. The university has about 170 black Students Organiers of Wednesday's boycott said they demand three things t A safe and comfortable environ ment for all black students, staff and faculty; overall Improvement of climate through increased recruiting and retention of black stu dents, staff and faculty; and fair treatment for black students, staff and faculty. J Mora on boycott vntt, B1 Opion Al 2 PtMWB! TVB7 Sports B2 Weaker A2 Cum.cs BG D.'.vy JB13 f.'4'.fts A13 A3 Olives Al3 OSU forward second-team All-American Sports, B2 Salvaci Ridih: OS r.. ':,)'' (o;-c"d the rcf il o' a COi'Ovt!rsi toying law today Senates dt'featej Sen Patty Murray's proposed repeat of the 5ca e-i "timber sj!yy rider" on a ve'e Oregon's Hatf.eui voted to lep tt-e law. Ron Wyd'-n to repeal Sto'y, AG J -i "'. .. i V - ' ctFCil f f f Y ; Tien Mm Lin, right, in a silent protest against China's military showing near Taiwan. Lin is on a 72-hour hunger strike. Chinese students keep vigil for peace between nations BY JENNIFER MOODY Aitiany DanxHrrtt Mural,) It went almost unnoticed amidst the whoop, applause and shouted statements that reverberated through the Oregon State University quad Wednesday. But as their fellow students cheered for peace between races, another group kejt a vig il for peace between nations The group's sitfas asked participants to sit for five minutes in silent protest against China for firing unarmed missiles near Taiwan A stream of people strolling through the quad did just that, keeping participation at atxHit 30 people through the noon hour, t K. Shu, a tempo rary faculty member and a memler of the Chinese Student Association (Taiwan), said the vigil was to support Tein Min Waitress gets $1000 tip, but now the customer wants it back BY AMY CORNEUUSSEN Atvxnled Pint Wntar LAKE OSWEGO AP) - There's one tip waitress Ruth Rullis will never forget: $1,000 on a $3 95 gin-and tonic. Apparently, the tipper can't get it out of his mind, cither. He wants the money back. Bullis is not about to hand it over. In fact, she's already spent it, She and her co workers at Stanford's Restaurant and Bar say the tipper w asn't tipsy or otherwise ad died when he signed the credit card slip in November. And besides, "once someone gives you a tip, that's it," explains Bullis, a newly-wed Moreover, Bullis, 37, says she saw the tipper three weeks later and he mentioned that he had thought of her as he paid his credit card bill. The money came in handy for some bills, a Christmas ski suit for Bullis husband and a ram jacket - v v: f 1- f I' i. If MAM TUN Owwoat ItatU MMt rUI, IHBIWIt HiiiK Lin. 32, a graduate student who is on a 72 hour hunger strike. The group orgaraed the silent protest, made the signs and sent out more than 700 broc hures condemning China's action. "We want a peaceful resolution between China and Tai wan," Shu said "I think proba bly that what we do here won't have lot of influence, but it's our way to show that we care about what's hapjening in our country. The vigil ran from II a m to I p m. on Wednesday and today. Lin began his fast at 3 pro Monday ami planned to end it at 3 this afternoon. He and Shu had been sitting in the OSU quad since his fast began. "Compared to the concern I have for my country, I don't think that's too hard," Lin said for herself. In February, the restaurant's owner, Pacific Coast Restaurants Inc, of Portland, got a letter from American Express The customer - Bullis doesn't know his full name, and Pacific Coast won't say was disputing the tip. Pacific Coast wrote back, assuring the credit card company that the man knew what he was doing Bullis says she double-checked that he intended to give her $1,000, then a manager came out and checked again. "He assured us, 'This is what is what I want to do, ami no. you're not going to change my mind,' says Wcs Curl, Pacific Coast s vice president of operations. Stanford's wood paneling and comfy booths draw an office crowd for lunch. It was just before the lunch rush one day in November that the customer - a man in his wearing a sheepskin jacket, jeans and tennis shoes - sat down in Bullis' section of the bar. House acts to prevent shutdown bTdave skidmore Atiootd Pftt VVntai WASHINGTON (AP) - The House today passed and sent to the Semite legislation financing a host of government overations for another week in a vote calculated to avert a partial government shutdown Democrats and Republicans alike had said this week they wanted to avoid that scenario. lSut the bill passed the House, 238 179, with little Democratic help. The Senate was expected to follow suit ami President Clinton was enpected to sign the measure. That would buy time for the administration and Congress to work out a compromise on a JIM billion longer-term measure financing government 0erations during the 6 I2 months remaining in fiscal 19. The Senate debated the more comprehensive bill today, with De mocrats pressing to reverse nearly Jl billion in cuts to environmental programs. Although the one week stopgap measure - the 10th temporary spending bill since the fiscal year began in (Vtoln-r - passed comfortably, Democrats grumbled it was a sign of Republican mismanagement. "This is a Congress that operates in spurts and it's sputtering today as it's members head home for yet another extended weekend," said Hep. Lloyd Dnggett, D Texas. "The Republican leadership promised to run Congress like a business. What kind of Imsiness can operate this wav?" asked Rep, Robert Wise, D W Va Republicans blamed the president for the standoff, saying he's refused to compromise on budget cuts. "We w ill do everything we can to keep the government running and work w ith the president to product) a balanced budget," said Rep Walter Jones, R N C. "Rut we will not continue to decorate the national budget like a Christmas tree with the president's pel projects." Meanwhile, Republican congressional leaders and administration officials are signaling a deal on separate legislation to renew the government's borrowing authority into next year. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R Ga , and Senate Majority lender Rob Dole', R Kan , decided Wednesday to abandon plans to use a debt extension bill to carve big savings from Medicaid and welfare. Senate Majority Whip Trent Lott, R Miss , said GOP lawmakers Instead were considering attaching line item veto legislation and a measure increasing Social Security benefits for retirees who continue working after age 65. Clinton strongly favors the line-item veto, and the Social Security bill has wide bipartisan backing Both were planks in House Republicans' 1W4 "Contract With America" campaign manifesto In a suggestion that the administration supported the deal, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin commended Lott and Gingrich for "their constructive comments " He ordered a gin and tonic and a double cut prime rib sandwich. Bullis learned that he was a lumber broker named Craig Another man soon joined him. Craig paid his $30 lunch tab and added a $W tio - nice, but not uncommon in Bullis' six years at Stanford's. He was just getting started. One hour and one gin and tonic later, he left her a $100 tip. After a third gin and tonic - four hours after arriving - he scribbled down a $1,000 tip on a credit card slip He had overheard her talking to the bartender about her efforts to get pregnant, he said, and wanted her to have the money to start a family. Friends iking!y ask Bullis what she had to do for the money, but she insists the man didn't suggest anything untoward. "He kind of reminded me of an old boyfriend," she says "We had this kind of chemistry, but it wasn't romantic. He's very much a gentleman."

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