Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCVII - No. 10
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, September 17, 1986
By ELLEN FIEDELOLTZ
Doctors have made significant
advances in understanding
hypertension in the 40 years since
the University launched a special
medical school division to study
it, but experts still don't know
exactly what causes it.
The Medical School's Division
of Hypertension celebrated its
40th anniversary last weekend to
highlight the latest advances in 'y
Twelve European nations
ban £. African imports
understanding and treating high
TWENTY-FIVE percent of
Americans over8 and 40 percent
of those over 65 have high blood
pressure. Among black
Americans the percentages are
Of the 50 million people who
suffer from hypertension, about
half are being treated with drugs,
special diets, and exercise
programs. Another 12 million are
being monitored without any
treatment, and 13 million are not
receiving treatment because they
don't know they have high blood
pressure, said hospital
spokesman David Friedo.
Dr. Stevo Julius, chief of the
medical school's Division of
Hypertension, said excessive
stimulation of the nerves that
control the heart and blood
pressure causes the heart to
increase its blood output at the
beginning stages of
hypertension. The blood vessels
are forced to adapt to the stronger
pressures produced by high
cardiac output by becoming stiffer
"LATER, when high blood
pressure is well established, the
heart appears less responsive to
stimuli from the nervous system
and cardiac output remains
normal," Julius said, but
eventually the blood vessels
thicken and harden and hinder
the blood flow.
Hypertension affects people of
all ages. Many middle-aged
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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (AP)--The 12
European Common Market nations
yesterday banned the purchase of South
African iron, steel, and gold coins as
part of a package of economic sanctions
to protest apartheid.
The watered-down package also
includes a ban on new investments in
South Africa. However, a ban on coal
imports, which would have had more
impact on South Africa's economy, was
"WE'VE REACHED a conclusion that
sends a clear signal of what we want to
see happen in South Africa," said Sir
Geoffrey Howe, the British foreign
secretary and chairman of the Common
Market conference of foreign ministers.
In reaction to the Europeans' decision,
South African Foreign Minister R.F.
Botha said the government would study
ways of defending the economy. He said
it would not impose punitive measures in
The ban on iron and steel imports
takes effect Sept. 27, Howe said. Further
talks at a lower political level are needed
to decide how to implement the ban on .
commercial investment and purchase of
gold coins, he said.
AT THE insistence of West Germany,
the Common market dropped
consideration of an import ban on South
African coal, a move that would have had
a much greater economic and social
impact on the country.
The West Germans had argued, with
support only from Portugal, that cutting
off coal purchased would inflict severe
hardships on the tens of thousands of
blacks--many or them from South
Africa's neighboring countries--who
work in South African mines.
DANISH Foreign Minister Uffe
Ellemann-Jensen told reporters he would
demand that the question of banning coal
imports be reconsidered at the next
foreign ministers meeting set for
October. Denmark, acting on its own,
already has cut off all trade with South
SELleman Jensen said that without the
inclusion of coal, the sanctions package
was "amputated" and of limited value as
a pressure tactic.
Common Market imports from South
Africa amounted to $9.2 billion.
"THIS has taken something away
from the credibility of the (European)
S. Afri can
By TIM DALY
University experts believe the latest
sanctions against South Africa will
have little effect on the South African
government or its policies.
Political science Prof. Ronald
Inglehart said the sanctions will
weaken South Africa psychologically
but will not cause the government to
collapse or end apartheid. "The sanc-
tions by themselves are not going to
cause any.major change," Inglehart
The ban on imports of South Af-
rican iron, steel, and gold coins aff-
c.ts about $600 million in trade.
inglehart said South Africa produces
about-$20 billion worth of exports each
year. "The sanctions will affect about
2 percent of South Africa's trade," he
Community," Ellemann-Jensen said.
He added, however, that he believed a
coal import ban would be adopted later,
and said yesterday's action meant that
"Things are moving in the right
direction; the pressure is growing."-
Other officials were more skeptical.
Theodore Pangalos, the chief Greek
delegate, told reporters the sanctions
"concern a ridiculously small amount of
South African exports to the Community.
It won't have any effect."
One year ago, the Common Market
imposed a series of mild, mostly
symbolic measures against Pretoria,
including the banning of sales of
military equipment and the freezing of
scientific and cultural relations.
Floodwaters from the Tittabawassee River leave the Saginaw Township wastewater plant
submerged Sunday. Numerous students from the Bay City, Saginaw, and "thumb" areas
have expressed concern for their families and homes.
Flooding in mid-Michigan
damagwes students' homes
By TODD KEELER
Students from the flooded central
lower peninsula say they are concerned
about their families, and some of them
say the damage to their homes was
The flooding has caused about $252
million damage in more than 22
counties. Although 3,000 people fleeing
the floodwaters have returned to their
homes, more than 780 people remain
evacuated. Many families of students at
the University were affected in varying
degrees by the flood waters.
SOME families escaped the flood with
minimal house damage. Steven Fig, an
LSA junior from Saginaw Township,
said: "We live in the suburbs and
luckily had only three inches of water in
our basement. Friends of ours had three
and a half to four feet of water. We have
a storm sewer in our basement, so we
have had very little damage."
Margaret Lemming, a senior from
Essexville who lives a block form the
Saginaw River, had similar damage
done to her house. "My own house had
three inches of water, but neighbors of
ours had as much as 18 inches, so there
was quite a bit of damage done there,"
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BUSINESS SCHOOL HOUSES PARTICIPANTS
Visiting executives stay on campus
By JOHN DUNNING
The new Executive Residence
across the street from East Quad is a
luxurious home-away-from-home for
out-of-town business executives
visiting the University's business
The visiting Fortune 500-types are
served scrambled eggs in the
morning and rock lobster with lime
butter in the evening. They spend
most of their time outside the
classroom living in luxury.
FUNDED by the business school's
$15 million capital campaign, the
Executive Residence opened last April
to house business executives who come
to Ann Arbor to participate in
executive and management seminars
which last from three days to four
The total cost of the building
amounted to approximately $6
million. "Not one penny comes out of.
the students' pockets," said Executive
Residence director Greg Knapp.
The residence was built to make
the seminars a more integral part of
the business school and to make them
more convenient for the participants,
said Associate Director of Executive
Programs Ron Bendersky.
THE FLAGSHIP of all the
programs is the four-week Executive
Program, which is offered twice a
year for about 55 "up-and-coming
stars in their company," said
Bendersky. This program is expected
to cost each executive's company about
$8,500 during the 1986-87 school year,
Standing seven stories high, the
new residence seats160 people in its
glass-walled dining room and
contains 96 single-rooms. Each room
has a private bath, Sony TV, and a
large built-in desk.
"The feedback we've had from the
participants has been really good,"
said Mary Dugganballman, the
facility coordinator. "The guests love
LOOKING like a hotel from the
inside and any other nondescript
building from the outside, the
residence arouses questions and
occasionally requests for tours from
passers-by. "There's still such a
curiosity, nobody really knows what
the building is," said
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Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Tim Broadwell of Atlanta, Martin Broadwell of Decator, Ga., and Glenn Knudsvig of Ann
Arbor plan lectures they will give to visiting management seminar participants in the lobby
of the business school's Executive Residence. The new Executive Residence houses visiting
businessmen for the business school's executive programs.
Does not compute
was during the Summer. All CRISP computers
were shut down including the new North Campus
terminals Most students were frustrated by the
system's breakdown. LSA sophomore Jane
Edwards said she felt "Frustration...the words I
would say you don't want to print. This was my
thir f,aindnwn ., p t nThv ndnccnna
since its opening in 1976.
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield doesn't get any
respect for driving less than 55 mph-not when he's
in a 35 mph zone. Police officer John Miller's
radar caught Jack Roy, Dangerfield's real name.
DRUGS: Opinion questions the war on drugs.
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