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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 22, 1985
Coaches, faculty examine athlete attendance

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In addition to the physical exertion of
practices, the extended training trips
for several of the varsity teams can
take students out of class for two weeks
at a time.
THE basketball team, for instance,
has been in Texas for spring training
since last week. Baseball players will
not be back in class until Monday.
"There is a problem when during a
15-week term the baseball team misses
two weeks," Bailey said. Several other
professors, including communication
department Chairman John Stevens,
said they understood the need for the
southern trip but did not think it should
be two weeks long. At several other
schools, the fact that spring break
comes in late March allows the baseball
team to hold spring training without
missing class.
The Big Ten report on lost class time
was written at the request of faculty
members from several schools in the
.conference. Ohio State University,
Sports Information Director Mary
Homan said "athlete absenteeism has
been a growing concern." He said the
OSU Athletic Council is examining the

issue but has not yet implemented any
extensive plans to reduce absenteeism.
PROF. PAUL GIKAS, the Univer-
sity's faculty representative to the Big
Ten, said he did not expect any im-
mediate action to reduce the number of
lost days. "The problem is there," he
said, "but it is not a simple matter." He
said lost time is not a high-priority issue
and would therefore not be addressed
Gikas presented the conference's
report to the University's faculty
Senate Assembly Monday. He said the
diverse locations of Big Ten schools and
differences in the schools' academic
calendars make it hard to keep athletes
from missing class.
Members of the two teams that lose
the most class days-rmen's tennis and
golf teams-were out of town for com-
petition yesterday and could not be
reached for comment.
which just completed its season, missed
10 days of class, according to the
"Missing 10 days is really not that
much," said men's basketball Coach
Bill Frieder. He said player absen-
teeism is not a severe problem as long

as coaches "stay on top of it."
He said many of his players get their
assignments in advance, get class notes
when they return, and meet with
professors to keep up with classes. The
team also takes tutors along on road
Rellford agreed. "We really do not miss
that 'much because we make all the
work up," he said.
"I don't think athletes miss more
school days than students who decide to
skip school," said Sue LeClair, coach of
the women's golf team, which the
report said missed seven days of class.
But those figures are somewhat high
because the entire team does not make
every trip.
LeClair said some of her players do
not go on road trips when they feel they
must attend class. The team now tries
to avoid tournaments which take place
on Fridays and tries to play only on the
weekends, LeClair said.
SEVERAL COACHES attributed the
increased number of lost class days in

this year's report to the jump in the
number of contests on each team's
Judy Nowak, administrative
assistant to SACUA, said athlete ab-
sence has been a "long standing issue"
which may be the subject of
"widespread discussion" at future
The issue will also be discussed at the
Big Ten meeting in May, according to
Assistant Conference Commissioner
John Pewey.
While it is unclear what may come
out of the faculty and league meetings,
Gikas said both groups want to
minimize lost class time.
"Students are here for academic
reasons first," he said. "Intercollegiate
activities are an important part of the
University and education, but not the
most important part."
"I hope over the years things can get
into the proper perspective. The issue
needs to be closely monitored by the

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Doctors call for warning
on vomit-inducing syrup

NEW YORK (UPI)-Deaths of
anorexics and bulimics, including
singer Karen Carpenter, prompted doc-
tors to ask yesterday that an over-the-
counter, anti-poison syrup be made a
prescription drug with a stronger war-
ning label.
The syrup, Ipecac, is often part 0:
home poison emergency kits and is
used to induce vomiting after acciden-
tal ingestion of poisons.
People with eating disorders ofter
use the syrup regularly to prevent
weight gain but do not recognize poten-
tially fatal effects, said Dr. John At-
chley, president of the Americar
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Society.
Atchley said the syrup, sold without
prescription in ounce-sized bottles, is
very toxic.
In 1983, singer Karen Carpenter died
of heart failure that Dr. Ronald Kar-
nblum, Los Angeles coroner's office,
said was brought on by emetine
poisoning. Emetine is an active
ingredient of Ipecac.
Because an estimate 5 to 10 percent of
all anorexic and bulimic people abuse
this emetic, 25 physicians asked the U.S
Food and Drug Administration in a let
ter to put a warning on the syrup bottle
and make it available by prescription
Emetine damages the heart an
other muscles, said Atchley. It can
cause the heart to beat irregularly, and
leads to muscle weakness, chest pain
lowered blood pressure, and shortness
of breath.
An estimated 175,000 people


primarily young women, suffer from
anorexia nervosa, an obsession to be
thin, while up to 2 million people are
bulimic or binge-eaters. People with
both disorders sometimes control*
weight by self-induced vomitting, said
Steven Levenkron, New York
psychotherapist who counsels patients
with eating disorders.-
Doctors speaking via conference
phone from Philadelphia, Boston,
Toronto and Los Angeles said they felt
the drug was useful and saved lives
when used appropriately, but in their
letter to the FDA, they wrote: "We are
very alarmed that a good portion of the
medical communityzand the general
public fail to realize its toxic con-
sequences when used in repeated

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Police kill 17 in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa-Police fired into a crowd of blacks mar-
ching toward a white town yesterday killing 17 and wounding 19 the gover-
nment said. It was the bloodiest single incident in a year of racial unrest.
The shootings at Uitenhage, an industrial area outside Port Elizabeth, oc-
curred on the 25th anniversary of the shootings in the black township of
Sharpeville, where police firing on a crowd kiled 69 blacks and wounded 178.
Louis le Grange, the white government's minister of law and order, said
the violence began when 3,000 to 4,000 blacks advanced on a police detach-
ment of 19 men and stone them, refusing orders to disperse.
Le Grange said the crowd advanced on police "armed with stones, sticks,
petrol gasoline bombs and bricks," trying to march from the black town-
ship of Langa toward the white area of Uitenhage, near Port Elizabeth on the
Indian Ocean coast.
The demonstrators were bound for Kwanobuhle, Uitenhage's other black
township, to attend a vigil for three people killed in a clash with police 10
days ago, and had to pass through a white area to get there. Le Grage said
the were led by a man dressed in black carrying a brick.
Economy slumps in early 85
WASHINGTON-Economic growth slowed to a surprisingly weak 2.1 per-
cent during the first three months of the year, while one measure of inflation
spurted to its highest level in almost three years, the government reported
The Reagan administration and many private economists called both
statistics misleading, contending that the economic expansion is more
robust and inflation far less of a menace than the Commerce Department
figures seem to indicate.
Other analysts were less, optimistic, warning that the unexpected
weakness could translate into climbing unemployment rates as domestic in-
dustries lose further sales to a flood of foreign imports.
The 2.1 percent gain was the weakest performance since a 1.6 percent rise
from last July through September, a period of slumping growth, which was
followed by a 4.3 percent rebound from October through December.
In other bad news, the reort said that a measure of inflation tied to the
4GNP-the implicit price deflator-rose at an annual rate of 5.4 percent in the
first three months of the year, the fastest clip since a 5.6 percent pace in the
second quarter of 1982. This inflation measure had risen at a rate of just 2.8
percent in the final quarter last year.
Israelis attack Shiite villages
ANKOUN, Lebanon-Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers
mashed through several Shiite Moslem villages in south Lebanon yesterday
in a hunt for guerrillas. At least 23 people were reported killed, including two
Lebanese filming for CBS News.
The Israeli military command of arms, including mortars, rocket-
propelled grenades and explosives, were seized in raids on the villages of
Houmine al-Tahta, Srifa and Jbaa.
In a protest to Israel, CBS said a third employee, a driver, was critically
injured by what "eyewitnesses call an unprovoked and deliberate attack on
Israeli forces..."
The Israeli military command said a tank in the village of Kfar Melki
opened fire on "armed men who had taken firing positions" and added:
"It appears that the CBS crewmen were among the armed men in tne
Lebanese civil defense sources in Sidon said it was impossible to give firm
casualty figures immediately after the 10-hour Israeli raid that swept
through about a dozen villages.
Gunmen kill Soviet engineer
NEW DELHI-Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed a Soviet
engineer as he sat in a limousine next to his wife outside Moscow's embassy
yesterday, five days after the mysterious disappearance of a Soviet
diplomat in the Indian capital.
The victim in Thursday's killing was identified as Valentine Khitrichenko,
48, an engineer attached to the Soviet Embassy's economic section who has
supervised IndoSoviet projects for about two years.sn
New Delhi Police Commissioner S.S. Jog, said a search was under way for
the killers and special checks were being made on all Afghan and Iranian
nationals in New Delhi. No group immediately claimed responsibility.
Five Ohio savings and loans
reopen with no cash shortages
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Five of 69 state-chartered savings and loans ordered
closed by the state were open for business yesterday, and although lines
formed at some branches, officials reported no shortage of cash.
Brian Usher, Gov. Richard Celeste's press secretary, said some additional
institutions might open for full service today or Monday, with "most if not
all" open for limited withdrawals today.
Meanwhile, a spokesman said Ohio Attorney General Anthony Celebrezze
hoped to announce the appointment-of a special prosecutor to investigate the
collapse of Home State Savings Bank of Cincinnati-which triggered runs by
depositors at som other S&Ls and led to Celeste's order to close the 69 thrif-
ts in addition to Home State.
State officials also scurried to put regulations in place that would allow
most of the 66 other closed thrifts to open for limited service.
An emergency law enacted Wednesday allows the closed institutions to
reopen if they apply for federal insurance on deposits, are owned or have
agreed to merge with a company already federally insured, or demonstrate
to the satisfaction of the state superintendent of savings and loans that the
interests of depositors will not be jeopardized.


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Cash stolen
Less than $50 in cash was taken from
a residence on the 1300 block of Henry
Street after the thief broke in through a
window. A burglar also went through a
unlocked window on the 1300 block of
n Washtenaw Ave., late Wednesday
evening, and walked off with a wallet,
books, and checks late Wednesday
s evening.
gThomas Hrach
agrees to
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JACK MEILAND, associate dean for
long range planning, and the chairman
of the reorganization-committee would
not comment on the vote.
Faculty members currently holding
linguistics departments appointments
may be relocated elsewhere within
LSA. But no matter where they are
moved, faculty members still say they
want to participate in the
"We will certainly have input. That is
the intention," Catford said. "The
department expects to have effective
input in the selection of the director and
the steering committee for the
A DIRECTOR, who will hold the only
full-time appointment in the program,
will head a steering committee. The
body will establish the basic curricula
for undergraduate and graduate
degrees, set up courses in conjunction
with other departments, expand faculty
interaction with linguistics instructors,
and staff the program.
The director and the committee will
be able to grant positions to any faculty
members they wish. Current faculty
members are not guaranteed posts in
the new program. The faculty will have
only half to three-quarter appointments
within the program. The remainder of
their appointments will have to be
negotiated with another department.
A "distinguished linguist" will rotate
through the program every one to two
semesters in order to solidify the
program with linguists outside the;



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