The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 25, 1986 - Page 3
State denies 'U' permit for kidney machine
By STEVE HERZ
The =University's medical center
was rebuffed yesterday in its bid to
,obtain a permit to use its $1.7 million
lithotripter, a machine that disin-
tegrates kidney stones using shock
Waves instead of surgery.
,The Michigan Department of
POublic Health announced that Univer-
sity Hospitals will not be one of three
hospitals in the state that will be
allowed to use the machines.
TEN hospitals applied for permits,
but state law mandates that only
three machines can be used on patien-
ts. The University may be allowed to
continue using the machine for
The state granted permits to Har-
per-Grace Hospital in Detroit,
William Beaumont Hospital in Royal
Oak, and Butterworth Hospital in,
Grand Rapids.The University has 30
days to appeal the decision.
Hospital spokesman Dave Friedo
said it is too early to decide if the
University will file an appeal. "We
are studying the letter that waswrit-
ten by the Department of Public
Health. We need to analyze it," he
THE University has been in conflict
with the state over the lithotripter
since it bought the machine last fall.
Officials had hoped to be able to use it
when the new University Hospital
opened last month.
OneFeb. 7, the state ordered the
University and Henry Ford Hospital
in Detroit - the only other Michigan
hospital that had already bought a
lithotripter - not to use the machine
for anything but research.
Friedo said the University's ap-
plication was approved at the regional
level by the Comprehensive Health
Planning Council of Southeastern
Michigan, but he declined to speculate
on why the Department of Public
Health rejected the request, saying
only, "We think we have a strong
proposal to seek reevaluation."
Walter Wheeler, acting chief of the
bureau of health facilities at the
health department, said the February
decision which allowed the University
to use the kidney stone smasher for
research will also be reviewed. If that
use is disallowed, the hospital would
be left with a useless piece of equip-
ment that it spent nearly $2 million to
purchase and install.
United Press International
contributed to this story.
Prof. compares Russian
to a 'musical instrument'
around Ann Arbor
Triathalon Club - 8:30 a.m.,
J. Ivan Legg - "A Direct Method
for Determining the Structure of
Highly Paramagnetic Molecules by
Deuteron NMR-Cr (iii) and Mo (III)
iStereochemistry," Chemistry, 4
p.m., 1300 Chemistry Bldg.
John White - "The Bronze Doors
of Bonanus and the Birth of a New
Artistic Language," History of Art, 4
p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Winifred O'Dell Tan - "Lao and
Cambodian Refugees in
;Thailland," Ecumenical Campus
Center/International Center, noon,
:603 E. Madison.
Bill Stapp - "Controlling
t Schistosomiasis in Africa," Ap-
propriate Technology Association, 7
p.m., International Center.
Stuart Dybek- Visiting Writers
Series, English, 4 p.m., East Conf.
Manny Schreiber - "Traps on the
Way to Well-Being: Negative Addic-
tions in Everyday Life," People's
'Food Co-op, 7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor
Eleanor Guralnick - "Origins of
Greek Art: The Near Eastern Con-
tribution" Archaeology, 4 p.m., 180
Whitmore Gray - "Daily Life in
China: Video Record of Manchuria
and the Yangtze," Chinese Studies,
noon, Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Jonathan Parry- "The Gift, The
1Indian Gift, and The 'Indian Gift',"
Anthropology, 4 p.m., 4560 LSA
Glen Wheatley - "Visitor in
'Paradise?" Sigma Iota
Rho/AIESEC, 6 p.m., 131 Business
Jane Flax - "New Feminist Per-
spective on Psychoanalysis,"
:Clinical Psychology, 8 p.m., West
Conf. Room, Rackham.
Jaegwon Kim - "The Problems of
Psychobiology, 12:30 p.m., 4054
Janice Jenkins - "Computer Ap-
plications to Cardiology," Electrical
a Engineering/Computer Science, 4
p.m., 2084 E. Engineering Bldg.
Niels Lind - "Pooling Expert
Opinions on Probability
Distributions," Civil Engineering,
3:30p.m.,2233G. G. Brown Bldg.
Bob Blue - "Working With
Magnetic Tapes, Part I," Con-
; puting Center, 7p.m., 1013 NUBS.
Patricia Travers - "Health
Hazards in the Workplace:
Assessment and Entervention,"
School of Nursing/Occupational
Health and Safety Engineering, 8
a.m., North Campus Commons.
Stephen Dyson -'"Reconstructing
the Roman Landscape of Italy,"
Institute of America, 4 p.m., 2009
Kim Gallagher -
3:45 p.m.,,1017 Dow Bldg.
Aikido Club - 5 p.m., Wrestling
Kuenzel Room, Union.
Planning for Spring - Friends of
the Library program, 7:30 p.m., Ann
Arbor Public Library.
Tutoring in math, science and
engineering - Tau Beta Pi, 8 p.m..
2332 Bursley Hall.
Lotus 1-2-3, Part II - Microcom-
puter Education workshop, 1 p.m..
3001 School of Education Bldg.
Telephone Communications -
HRD workshop, 1 p.m.
Family Practice: 1986 - Con-
tinuing Medical Education course,
Weekly praise and message -
Christians in Action, 8:30 p.m.,
The Ritual (Ingmar Bergman,
1969) CG, 7 & 8:30 p.m., MLB 3.
A troupe of itinerant players ac-
cused of performing a public ob-
scenity is interrogated by a
Kafkaesque judge in his chambers.
Soon both the judge and the accused
are entangled in a nightmarish fan-
Diamonds are Forever (Guy
Hamilton, 1971) MTF,7 p.m., Mich.
Moving from London to Las
Vegas, Sean Connery as Bond and
Jill St. John battle against some
more bad guys.
Live and Let Die (Guy Hamilton,
1973) MTF, 9:15 p.m., Mich.
Roger Moore, for the first time as
Bond, is confronted by the
mysterious world of voodoo and the
occult which provides a front for a
drug ring. With Jane Seymour.
Woyzeck (W. Herzog, 1979) AAFC,
7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Chronicles the tradegy of a
soldier's headlong plunge into mad-
ness and murder. Klaus Kinski plays
the title role, delivers an unforget-
table performance. German with
Lewitzky Dance Company -
University Musical Society, 8 p.m.,
Power Center (665-3717).
Bella Lewitzky's 20-year-old com-
pany, based in Los Angeles, will per-
form several pieces by Stravinsky.
University Symphony Orchestra -
School of Music, 8 p.m., Hill
Guest conductors Serge Zehnacker
and Gustav Meier will direct this
student group. The program will in-
clude works by Mozart, Mahler, and
Bars and Clubs
THE ARK (761-1451) - Norman &
Nancy Blake, bluegrass and coun-
BIRD OF PARADISE (662-8310)
- Bill Heid Trio, bebop, Latin tunes,
THE BLIND PIG (996-8555) -
The Cucumbers, rock 'n' roll.
THE EARLE (994-0211) - Larry
Manderville, solo pianist.
MR. FLOOD 'S PARTY (995-21332)
- Ken Cuzzart, folk and rock.
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raised in Shanghai, China, she grewI
up speaking Russian, and no accentt
betrays her background. She studiedI
in France and Australia, but creditsi
her mother for her life-long love of thes
Russian language. "To this day, my1
mother is always at me about my
Russian," she laughs.
To better acquaint her students withs
the language, Challis - who hast
taught at the University since 1973,r
- will take a group of abut 30 studentst
to Russia this summer.
"In taking a trip to Russia, we in-
troduce students to the Russian
culture. We visit medieval towns,t
universities, museums, and we seet
the world's loveliest cities: St. Peter-
sburg and Leningrad," Challis says.
"OF COURSE, the most important1
aspect of our visit is hearing and
speaking the language, giving at
command performance of the
language," she explains.
Although the students she takes on
the trips are eager to learn about the1
Soviet Union, the Russian people aret
just as eager to learn about
Americans. Challis remembers an in-
cident during last year's trip when a
group of inquisitive Russian students
put her American group on the spot.
"Our group was visiting a small
Russian town when a group of
Russian students began singing old
Russian folk songs to us," she recalls.
"They in turn wanted us to sing some
American folk songs. We couldn't
think of any, so we sang introductions
to TV programs. We recited the theme
songs from Gilligan's Island and
THIS year, we will have some
prepared songs, just in case," Challis
Challis' love for Russian permeates
all areas of her life. Aside from her
third-year language classes, Challis is
working on the last paragraph of her
book on translations of songs by the
Russian composer Rachmaninov.
"And you know how hard the last
paragraph can be," she chuckles. "I
keep putting it off."
Russian has also formed the basis of
one of Challis' most treasured frien-
dships - her sister-like relationship
with fellow Russian Natalia Fischer,
who teaches fourth-year Russian
"WE SHARE an enthusiasm for
teaching and the beauty of the
Russian language," Challis says.
Fischer, who was born and
educated in the Soviet Union and will
retire after this term, explains that
their closeness benefits students. "It's
been necessary for us to work so
closely through the years because we
have to keep in touch as to how far
along the students are in progress,"
she says. "Mrs. Challis works with the
students first and then they advance
to my level. We offer each other
mutual support, share ideas, and
depend on each other both personally
The two women have more in com-
mon than their first names and en-
thusiasm for Russian - both have
raised two sons and are married to
"WE'RE SO much alike that on oc-
cassion I've called Mrs. Fischer 'Mrs.
Challis' when referring students to
her," Challis laughs. Challis considers
Fischer her sister; Fischer describes
Challis as a "close soul."
Students and faculty respect both
"They are real pillars of the depar-
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tment," according to Russian Prof.
Horace Dewey. "Not only do they do a
terrific job teaching, but they are also
phenomenally effective as counselors
in helping students. I've seen them
spend hours and hours with students,
helping them with problems outside of
CHALLIS says she will miss that
spirit of cooperation after Fischer
retires. "Mrs. Fischer always gets to
work before I do. While walking down
the hall to my office, her door is
always open. Before I even get to the
office, I'm talking to her," explains
Challis as she looks at Fischer affec-
tionately. "She gives me an incentive
to come to work."
Although she and Fischer won't be
working together with students after
Fischer retires, Challis hopes that
students will continue to benefit from
"We hope that the results of our
work and friendship will provide our
students now and in the future with a
good base to study the language
that we love so much," Challis says.
Vigil Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
Flo Hamm (left) and Dave Lynch hold candles as part of a vigil to reflect
on victims of political violence in South Africa and Central America.
About 50 people attended the demonstration last night on the Diag.
to reploCe TIE
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