The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 24, 1985 - Page 3
MS fundraiser calls
upon campus 'rock stars'
By DEBRA LADESTRO
With a penciled-in birthmark and a
bow in her teased hair, LSA senior
Chris Leydorf imitated rock star
Madonna and said the celebrity herself
could perform on campus if students
only chip in a buck to help fight multiple
Leydorf said she is one of many
college students at 12 colleges in the Big
Ten area who are promoting a "Rock-a-
Lite" contest with MTV and the
National Multiple Schlerosis Society to
raise money to battle the chronic
disease which strikes the central ner-
THE ORGANIZERS' goal may not be
unusual, but their approach certainly
Student organizations are being
asked to sponsor a rock star look-alike
contest on each campus and parties or
other events. Money raised from ad-
mission charges to the parties will be
donated to the campaign. At each ac-
tivity, photographs of the look-alikes
will be displayed and party-goers will
be asked to vote for their favorite.
The campus which raises the most
money per student will be the site of a
major concert at which MTV will film a
video. The winning look-alikes from all
colleges will be brought to the concert
for final judging. The student group on
the winning campus which raked in the
most money will also be invited to the
show, Leydorf said.
Though the contest is still in the
organizational stages, the competition
is already heating up on other cam-
"I'd like to see Michigan State on top,
said Ted Spirko, chairman of the
Michigan State University campaign.
"I think we can do it. Financial goals I
can't say, but I think we'll hold our
Interested groups have until Feb. 1 to
register with the University Activities
Center. A kick-off party will be held at
the Nectarine Ballroom on Feb. 7.
PSN attempts to prove sit-in justified
By LILY ENG
Three members of the Progressive
Student Network said they will argue a
"defense of necessity" at their trial this
morning for sitting in on the research
laboratory of Engineering Prof. George
Haddad last March.
Rather than focus on the trespassing
charged leveled against them, the
protesters said yesterday they will at-
tempt to prove the sit-in was justified
under international law as an act of
Because Haddad's research can be
used on the Phoenix Missile which will
soon be equipped with a nuclear
warhead, the PSN members said they
were preventing a nuclear war by tem-
porarily stopping the research.
"We're not criminals. We were there
for a reason," said Ingrid Kock, an LSA
junior and one of the three protesters on
trial today in the 15th District Court.
Eleven protesters were arrested at the
lab, but they will be tried in three
Kock said the trespassing was
Even snow can be fun, as seen by this group of children playing in an Evansville, Ind. neighborhood lot, yesterday.
Poor working conditions persist, say Lorch employees
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Employees did not discover the
removal of the carcinogenic fiber until
late last year when Garcia was in the
building after hours and asked a
custodian for access to an elevator and
saw a warning sign. "We weren't
properly informed," said Garcia, "the
safety risk factor is what bothers me,
not just the asbestos." Garcia narrowly
missed being hit by a falling light fix-
ture in a Lorch Hall corridor last week.
"THE ANXIETY of being in this
building with the jack-hammering
going on and hearing stuff fall in the
ceiling and wondering now what's going
to fall on my head . . . I don't want to
risk my life being here," said Garcia.
She consulted her employee relations
representative to request a leave of ab-
sence, but has found the option "not
Despite the fact that University of-
ficials have been alerted about the
situation, Garcia claims conditions
haven't improved much.
"They absolutely promised to inform
us of any inconveniences subsequent to
the asbestos incident," said Garcia.
However,earlier this week the heat and
water were inexplicably shut off - for-
cing workers to wear gloves and
jackets at their desks.
Employees said they continue to
worry a bout health problems which
may have been caused by exposure to
the asbestos, which is carcinogenic.
"What went on at Lorch Hall was a
relatively low level of exposure," said
Dr. Thomas Robins, who runs the
University's Occupational Medical
A saxophone ensemble will be Featured at today's Music at Midday
program. The free recital starts at 12:15 in the Pendleton Room of the Union.
MTF - Richard Pryor - Live On The Sunset Strip, 7 & 9:10 p.m., Michigan
MED - Top Hat, 7 p.m., Shall We Dance?, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Bldg.
CG - The Trial, 7 p.m., Mr. Ardadin, 9:15 p.m., Aud A, Angell.
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science - T. Cravens, "Solar Wind Interaction
with Planets and Comets," 4 p.m., Rm. 2231 Space Res. Lab.
Chemistry - Lawrence Lohr, "The Protonic Counterpart of Elec-
tronegativity," 4 p.m., Rm. 1200, Chem. Bldg.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "The Macintosh Personal Com-
puter as an MTS Terminal," 1:30.p.m., 3:30 p.m., Terminal Room, UNYN.
Japanese Studies - Ikuo Kabashima, "Elites in Japan, the U.S., and
Sweden," noon, Lane Hall commons.
Medicinal Chemistry-Douglas Kalvin, "Synthesis of Specifically
Deuterated Jomoserines and 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acids," 4
p.m., Rm. 3554, CC Little.
Opthalmology, Psych - Bernard Agranoff, "The extracellular Environ-
ment in Optic Nerve Regeneration," 12:15 p.m. Rm. 2055, Mental Health
CRSO - Piotr Sztompka, "Theories of Social Movements and Social
Change: Some Reflections on the Polish Case," 12:10 p.m. Rm. 4051, LSA
Near East and North African Studies - Karen Elliott House, "What Next
in the Middle East?" 2 p.m., Aud. B., Angell.
Dept. of English - Prof. Herbert Tucker, "The Picturesque Poetics of
Idyll: Tennyson's 'Gardener's Daughter," 8 p.m., West Conf. Rm.
Age Concerns Council - noon, Rms.1 & 2, Michigan league.
Christian Fellowship - E. Chap., 7p.m., Union.
Michigan Rugby Club - 8 p.m., Coliseum.
Student Legal Services - Weatherization as Responsible Maintenance, 7
p.m., Rm. 1209, Union.
Psychiatry - Anxiety Disorders Support Group, 7:30 p.m., 3rd floor conf.
Rm., Children's Psych. Hospital.
Med Ctr. Bible Study -12:30 p.m., Chapel, 8th floor Main Hospital.
Baptist Student Union - Bible study, 7p.m., Rm. D, Michigan League.
AGAPE Christian Fellowship - Bible study, 6:30., S. Quad Minority
CEW-Black women in transition: Juggling roles, 7 p.m., 350S. Thayer.
Intl. Folk Dance Club - Advanced teaching, 8p.m., Union.
Program in American Institutions - 3 p.m., Pond Rms. A & B, Union.
Telecomm Systems - open forum to preview University telecomm
system. 9 a.m. Rackham Amphitheater.
Clinic. Robins was made aware of the
situatin when a few Lorch employees
made appointments at the clinic, com-
plaining of headaches and eye and nose
"THE REAL concern is for cancer,"
said Robins, who added that evidence of
the cancerous effects of asbestos ex-
posure would not occur for roughly ten
years after the exposure incidents.
GARY MONROE, manager of the
University's Occupational Safety and
Environmental Health Department
said that the levels of asbestos
discovered in the building three weeks
after the removal operations began
registered .87 and .96 fibers per cubic
centimeter. at the highest.
"We could classify a 'clean room' at
below .1 fibers per cubic centimeters",
said Monroe, conceeding that the levels
found in Lorch indeed exceed what the
University has set as a desirable level
of exposure, but still fall well below the
OSHA limit of 2 fibers per cubic cen-
"It is difficult to estimate the poten-
tial hazards and risks," said Robins,
"but the two major problems are lung
cancer and lung lining cancer. There is
no increased risk for scarring of the
lungs or asbestosis. But then any ex-
posure increases the risk."
"There's no reason to be exposed -
especially at work and especially
without their knowledge," said Robins.
After a few Lorch Hall employees made
visits to the clinic Robins operates, he
offered to talk to the group of concerned
workers about asbestos.
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in Lorch Hall said she asked Robins
about an increased risk due to her
family's history of cancer.
"The cancer traced in my family is
entirely different from what I could
catch here," Covington said, adding
that she had no plans to leave her
position. "Everybody's taking their
chances anyway," she said.
There seems to be confusion among
all involved as to precisely who should
have warnedthe Lorch Hall workers of
the exposure risk. Garcia contends that
the LSA officials should have warned
"We have a project engineer who
ought to be coordinating with the people
there," said Bland Learevette, Jr. ad-
ministrative manager for LSA. "I'm
not aware of all that's going on all
the time," said Leverette, adding that
the college nor the Office of the Dean
was responsible for warning the Lorch
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Michigan Union; Kuenzel Room
Monday, January 28
Singers 1-3 PM; Dancers 4-5 PM
Instrumentalists & Specialty Acts 1-3 PM
American Heritage Music Hall
Saturday, January 19,10-3 PM
Sunday, January 20,10-2 PM
Technician Interviews will be held at Indiana University in the
Student Union-Alumni Hall on Wednesday, January 30 from
1-5 PM, and at Kings Island in the American Heritage
Music Hall on Saturday, January 26; Sunday, January 27
from 12-4 PM (both days).
Singers "Dancers Instrumentalists
One round trip air fare will be paid'to hired performers
traveling over 250 miles to the park.
Contact: Entertainment Department, Kings Island,
Kings Island, OH 45034
cCopyright 1984, Kings Productions, 1932 Highland Avenue.
Cincinnati. Ohio 45219
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