Poae 14-Saturday. May 26, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Health Service Hand
By GAIL RYAN
1. Amyl Nitrate
2. Eligibility for service of spouses
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-Gay men often use "poppers"
(amyl nitrate) during sex. Are these
Amy nitrite is a drug in a vapor form
that is prescribed for persons with
angina chest pains associated with
coronary artery disease. It relieves the
pains by relaxing smooth muscles.
It is also used by some persons, both
hetero- and homosexuals, to achieve an
extra "flush" during orgasm. This
flush is a sensation of warmth from the
opening up of blood vessels. Also, blood
pressure is lowered.
Possible side effects of amyl nitrite
are headache, nausea, dizziness, fain-
ting, rapid heart rate, nervousness,
paleness, and a cold sweat. More
severe reactions can occur, especially
with larger doses, or in combination
with other drugs or alcohol. Also,
tolerance can develop with continual
use of the drug, so that larger amounts
taken more frequently are necessary to
get the same effect.
Because possible long term effects of
the drug have not been fully deter-
mined, the use of the drug should be
both limited and cautious, with careful
consideration of both the benefits and
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QUESTION: I am a graduate stu-
dent in Psychology, I just learned that
my husband and my daughter are
eligible to use Health Service. I've been
telling my friends about this, but I think
you should advertise more so that
others can learn about your eligibility
ANSWER: Spouses of students, and
their dependent children over the age of
14, are eligible to use the Health Ser-
vice. A fee which is relatively inexpen-
sive compared with the going costs of
medical care in the Ann Arbor area is
assessed for each visit in the Medical
Clinic. Non-enrolled students who were
enrolled within the past calendar year
are charged similar fees, while enrolled
students are not assessed visit charges..
All patients in the clinics other than the
Medical Clinic, such as Dermatology,
Allergy, and Physical Therapy, are
charged per-visit fees which are, again,
The Health Service conducts an
Orientation Program for incoming
freshpersons and Rackham students.
During this orientation we describe the
services available and who is eligible
for them. We realize that many studen-
ts are unable to attend these orien-
tations, and have begun advertising in
the Daily (Watch for our ads!). Also,
we are pleased when people like your-
self pass the word along to others.
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Please send all health-related ques-
The Health Educator, U-M Health
Division of Office of Student
207 Fletcher Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Republicans victorious in budget battle
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the city will lose more than $500,000 in which has increased over a number of rents, but would pass on the rate hike on taxes), we'll make it on the pr
tax revenues next year - $425,000 in years. utilities bills. millage and not on the debt
property tax revenues, and $81,000 in She predicted eventual cuts in city "I don't know whether we've got the millage."
state matching funds. services if the city did not levy the half- U of M accounting school here or the Councilman Edward Hood (R-
THE CITY will replace the lost reve- milunder consideration. Bert Lance accounting school," Coun- Ward) said he favored the prope
nue with surplus from state road reim- Councilwoman Susan Greenberg (D- cilman Kenneth Latta (D-First Ward) cut because he thought voters
bursement funds and an accumulated First Ward) blasted Council for cutting said of the Republican efforts to explain have the power to raise taxes. He
surplus in the general operating taxes on the one hand and raising utility the economics of the tax cut. it would provide an example f
budget. In addition, council raised fees school board and the county to fol
for commercial permits to use the Other council members, ho
city's landfill. State reimbursement favored the cut in the debts
funds were also used to pump an extra millage over a cut in property
$150,000 into the city's road patching 'I can only say that it comes out of the same check- "The only thing is, it gives us
program. flexibility," Councilman Louis S
Republican council members suppor- book . . . I want the public to know they'll pay for the (R-Third Ward) said.
ting the tax cut also predicted that the
city would collect more in taxes next half mill (reduction in property taxes) through the MORRIS (D-Second Ward) sa
year, because all property in the city might accept a cut in the debt:
will be reassessed. Formerly, only half millage, but when the vote was
the city's property could be assessed -Susan Greenberg (D-First Ward) shortly before midnight, the mo
each year. According to Republicans, toward the debt service cut faile
since more assessments are made each Morris (D-Second Ward) pr
year, the city collects greater revenues. the elimination of fivea
"Granted, the $500,000 we're going to management positions in City H
lose is not a lot. It will not mean a lot to cluding the positions of Assistan
the average homeowner, but we're rates on the other. "I can only say that Latta said the budget as written did ning Director, Manager of Par
making a good faith effort," Coun- it comes out of the same check- not take into account capital ning, Communications Supe
cilman Gerald Bell (R-Fifth Ward) book . .. I want the public to know they depreciation of city equipment, which Deputy Fire Marshall, and Man.
said in support of the tax cut. will pay for the half-mill (reduction in the city will have to replace in the Field Services.
DEMOCRATIC Council members property taxes) through the water future. Morris said she thought peo
voiced stringent opposition to the bill." HE CITED, among other items, the lower level positions could perfo:
amendment cutting property taxes. GREENBERG STRESSED that lan- replacement of the city's waste treat- administrative functions of
Councilwoman Leslie Morris (D- dlords would not pass on to tenants the ment plant as a capital expense which assistant managers, and at a sav
Second Ward) objected to the city reduced property taxes by lowering had not been predicted. the city.
spending the general fund surplus Latta said when the cit
Lata sid hentheciy is forced to
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spend for capital replacement, "There
are literally going to have to be service
But Mayor Louis' Belcher said the
city's remaining surplus funds would be
enough for future capital expenditures.
"I THINK you (Democrats) are just
trying to make a lot of political fodder
out of this," he said. "We can come up
with enough (for future capital expen-
ses) - Ann Arbor is a fat city."
Council found out Wednesday night if
it cut property taxes from seven-and-
one-half mils to seven mils, it could not
restore the millage again without get-
ting voter approval because of restric-
tions imposed by the Hesdlee Amen-
However, Murray said council could
cut the half-mill from the taxes it collec-
ts to pay the city's debt service, and
then it could raise the millage again
without the approval of the voters.
BELCHER OPPOSED the move for
reduction in the debt service tax and
supported the property tax cut.
"It seems tome that if we're going to
make a long-term commitment (to cut
AS DEPARTMENT leaders stood up
toldefend the salary allocations of their
assistantdepartment heads, Morris
complained that bureaucrats were un-
willing to cut middle management jobs
because of their closeness to their em-
"As long as you have administrators
who are willing to say, 'Look, this is the
guy I really need,' then you are going to
lose people from the lower levels,"
City Administrator Murray spoke for
the middle management positions,
saying that he wanted to have at least
two non-union positions in every depar-
HE ALSO HOTLY defended himself
and other department heads against
Morris' implications that they might be
standing up for their assistant
managers because they were friends.
All of Morris' proposals to eliminate
middle-management positions even-
tually were defeated.