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' £Copyright 1980, The Michigan Doily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, December 12, 1980

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Doctors warn c
During the frenzy over final papers and exams, most students
eel like they are running on empty. But a- closer look reveals
that many actually are running on caffeine-a "fuel" that may
have adverse effects.,
Campus-area stores and ARA, the supplier of most campus
vending machines, report a marked increase in sales of caffeine
products at the end of the term and during exams. And doctors
at the University Health Services Clinic say caffeine-related
health problems are fairly common among students.
"WE CAN'T tET enough caffeine tablets," said Barbara
Miklos, a day manager at Marshall's liquor store. "The
holesaler can't get enough to keep us supplied at this time of
Miklos said'that, along with pop and candy; coffee sales in-
ease during the exam days. "A lot of (students) run in just
etween exams for a cup of coffee or a bottle of pop," she said.
She estimated a 10 percent increase in sales of the heavy-
caffeine products. Other local stores report similar increases.
Caffeine, a drug which stimulates the central nervous system,
is widely used among students to fight drowsiness during over-

f drug's ill effects
time studying.
"IT'S REALLY not easy to say whether (caffeine consum-
ption' decreases efficiency in studying or testing," said Dr.
Hernan Drobny, a senior physician at Health Services.
Drobny explained caffeine can lead to feelings of anxiety, and
"studies have indicated that a mild amount of anxiety is good in
testing, it makes you alert."
"But a large amount is horrible," he continued. "If you (con-
sume) a lot of caffeine, there is some evidence that you will have
symptoms of a kind of anxiety neurosis. I would say there is a
reduced effectiveness in that kind of studying," Drobny said.
"It's interesting," he said. "These people are using it to stay
awake, and I don't think they are aware that it's a drug," Drob-
ny said. "They knock other people for using drugs like mor-
phine, but caffeine is a drug. Where do you draw the line?" he
WHILE MANY take caffeine intentionally, people are often
unaware of the chemical's presence in other things they con-
See CAFFEINE, Page 2

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Reagan names eight to


Carefultenants get
Snew lease on life
by checking clauses

State Dept. post still
unfilled; Haig favored

Signing an apartment lease often
signals the end of all the traipsing
and phone calling required to secure
off-campus housing. -
r But for some tenants, the
problems don't end once their
signatures are on the dotted lines. A
case in point concerns several
residents of University Towers
LAST APRIL, tenants became
angry when they discovered a clause
in their lease that stated that the
landlord could increase the rent if
the Consumer Price Index increased.
The tenants petitioned the landlord
and got him to remove the illegal
clause, according to Center for
National Housing Law Reform
worker Dave Duboff, who in-
vestigated the case.
Such illegal lease clauses are a
common problem, according to Nick
3oomeliotis, Housing Task Force
Coordinator for the Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan.
"Every lease I've had contains
illegal clauses," said Roomeliotis.
44A common example is a clause
wiich holds the tenant responsible
for the landlord's legal expenses if
th landlord gets sued by that
"4Of course, such clauses are
tot Ily unenforceable, but they serve
to intimidate the tenant," he said.
OTHER unenforceable-or non-
legally binding-clauses cited in
Dub-)ff's report include:
" ianning alcohol from apartmen-
+ prohibiting visits to'apartments
by m, mbers of the opposite sex;
jr wiving the tenant's right to a
jury trial in a legal dispute with the

landlord; and
forbidding tenants from
withholding rent to force building
repair (a practice permitted by
state law).
Spokespersons for the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union, which receives
many tenant-landlord-related com-
plaints, said that many tenants were
uninformed about the illegal clauses
and the rights they had as tenants to
get the problem resolved.
Lobbyists for stricter laws regar-
ding lease clauses won a victory in
1979 when the Truth in Renting Act
was passed. This state House
resolution requires that every lease
contain certain clauses concerning
such things as basic tenant 'rights
and legal restraints upon the lan-
dlord. It also asks landlords to
provide written notice if they have
included a clause in the lease that is
MANY ANN Arbor leases contain
such non-binding laws, according to
Roomeliotis. Results of a 1977 study
done by PIRGIM showed that nearly
99 percent of a sample 216 Michigan
leases contained "illegal, unenfor-
ceable, or abusive clauses."
University Off-Campus Housing
Director Jo Williams said that her
office has a registration program in
which interested landlords can
either get their leases looked over by
Housing Office authorities to make
sure it complies with the Truth in
Renting Act, or modify one of the
leases prepared by Williams' office
for their own use.
Williams said that illegal clauses
are often found in the leases of the
smaller landlords. "It's usually the
Ma-And-Pa-type landlords . . .
See NEW, Page 15

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President-elect
Ronald Reagan yesteday named half of
his Cabinet - selecting two California
friends, two politicians, two Eastern
businessmen, and two members of
Congress to serve in his ad-
The appointments included: Caspar
Weinberger,-Richard Nixon's secretary
of Health-Education and Welfare, for
defense' secretary; William French
Smith, Reagan's personal lawyer, for
attorney general; and Connecticut
businessman Donald Regan for
treasury secretary.
BUT THE president-elect, who
stayed away from the formal announ-
cement in a break with recent tradition,
did not fill his incoming ad--
ministration's top-ranking Cabinet
post, secretary of state.
Retired Gen. Alexander Haig Jr.,
Richard Nixon's last White House chief
of staff, remained the leading choice for
the State Department post.
Senate Republican Leader Howard
Baker told reporters he expected
Reagn to nominate Haig within a few

days, despite the controversy over the
retired general's role in the final days
of the Nixon administration.
CONGRESSIONAL advocates of in-
creased military 'spending applauded
Reagan's choice of Caspar Weinberger
for secretary of defense despite Wein-
berger's reputation as a budget cutter.
However, a leader of the women's
movement said Reagan had shown his
/ true colors by picking men for the first
eight positions he filled.
"His position in opposition to
women's rights is well established and
he continually reinforces it by actions
like today's," said Eleanor Smeal,
president of the National Organization
for Women.
Other Cabinet-level selections an-
nounced yesterday were: Budget direc-
tor, Rep. David Stockman (R-Mich.);
CIA, director, Reagan campaign
manager William Casey; secretary of
health and human services, retiring
Sen. Richard Schweiker, (R-Pa.);
secretary of commerce, Connecticut
industrialist Malcolm Baldrige; and
transportation secretary, deputy
Republican Party chairman Drew

AP Phi
DONALD REGAN, Treasury secretary-designate, answers a reporter's
question during a press conference held in Washington yesterday.

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Local experts
study alternate
energy plans
for city, 'U'

Editor's note: This
discussion of alternative'
energy sources is the second in
a two-part investigation of the
city's and University's energy-
use plans.
Combining forces in their sear-
ch for alternative energy sour-
ces, city and University officials
envision a day when public ser-
vices will be powered by Huron
River dams and home conser-
vation- assistance will be

provided by local utility com-
Even household refuse may
harbor enough potential energy
to power large parts of the cam-
pus, local energy experts predict.
provided by the city suggest that
200 of the 400 tons of solid waste.
collected daily are cumbustable
and thus have potential as
generators of electrical and
steam power.
The city and University are co-

recipients of a $195,000 Depar-
tment of Energy grant to deter-
mine the feasibility of such a
If the preliminary study,
scheduled for completion in Mar-
ch, indicates that a refuse
derived fuel (RDF) facility is
feasible, University Utilities
Department Manager Kenneth
Beaudry said, the project may
provide enough power to meet
North Campus energy needs.
See CITY, Page 7

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Sto' thepresses
ELL, IT'S THE END of an era: This is the last
issue of the Daily for 1980. The Daily will
resume publication bright and early January 7.
Good luck on finals and see you next year. Q
'62 sign-up
The Selective Service is calling on young men born in 1962

registration is probably the most effective and practical
means of insuring military preparedness in the case of a
surprise military involvement. They said it is practical
because of its relatively low cost, about $2 per
registrant. Q
Kiddie menu
You are what your mother ate, according to a researcher
who has linked sex determination with the mother's diet
during pregnancy. The researcher, reporting to a UNESCO
meeting on environmental effects, said pregnant women
who eat salty foods are more likely to produce boys and

Unpaid bills
For the owners of a Beaver Falls, Pa., Atlantic Richfield
gas station, a presidential visit only meant another unpaid
bill. Back in October, Secret Service agents brought
President Carter's sleek, black limousine in to be serviced
and gassed up while the President was busy campaigning.
The agents paid the gas bill with their oil credit card. It was
not until recently that the owners, Joe and Laddie Knapp,
were informed by Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. that the

Jingle all the way out
A London magistrate has ordered Santa Claus to stay out
of central London. And that goes for his sleigh too. Santa,
alias Inre Zambo, had been passing out chocolate to
children from his sleigh, drawn by two miniature Shetland
ponies, in central London until some bobbies objected. In
addition to giving away chocolate, Santa offered to pose
with children for photographs at $4.80 a shot. Such
capitalist innovation violates London law by doing business
on the sidewalk without a permit. "I was just doing Father
Christmas," Zambo told the court. But, the court, in the



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