Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 2, 1987
By ELIZABETH ATKINS
University resident hall staff are
for the first time being trained to
deal with acquired immune
"It's important to discuss the
myths and establish a good, honest
awareness about AIDS," said John
Heidke, associate director for
All resident staff attended a two-
hour inservice last August to
prepare them for this year's students
and the growing AIDS panic.
Jim Potter, a Rackham graduate
student and resident director at East
Quad, said the inservice gave him a
thorough education about the
"It educated our staff to deal with
the worries and rumors about
AIDS," Potter said. Although
resident staff were not trained to
diagnose or treat the disease, Potter
said the inservice prepared them
with valuable resources to which
they could direct students concerned
Potter said he has not dealt with
any students with AIDS.
Polly Paulson, an AIDS
education coordinator and health
educator at University Health Ser -
vices, said she conducts hour-long
AIDS workshops in residence halls
at the request of resident staff. She
has conducted workshops in Mary
Markley hall and Baits housing, and
has been requested to do several
In her AIDS workshops,
Paulson shows a 20-minute film
called "Sex, Drugs, and AIDS,"
distributes "safe sex" brochures, and
holds a lengthy question-and-answer
Paulson said 14 cases of AIDS
have been diagnosed in Washtenaw
County, but that number could be
higher if students or other residents
are diagnosed by doctors in other
counties or states. Only one
University student has been
diagnosed with the disease.
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Veto affects Michigan roads
WASHINGTON - The $88 billion highway and mass transit bill
that was vetoed by President Reagan contains the $312 million a year
in long-awaited dollars for highway construction and improvement;
projects in Michigan.
Planned road work would generate 19,000 direct and indirect jobs in
the state, according to Michigan transportation officials.
The state Transportation Department supported efforts to override
Reagan's veto on grounds that delays in passing the legislation have
brought the nation's highway program to a near standstill.
But Michigan has not been as severely affected as some states,,
because transportation officials have been able to proceed with roadwork,
plans by relying on short-term borrowing authority.
Reagan issued his veto last week, declaring that the bill was a
budget-buster that was larded with wasteful pork barrel projects.
Banks raise interest rates
NEW YORK - Major banks are raising their prime lending rates in
response to broad financial pressures that signal interest rates have
bottomed out for the near term on loans ranging from home mortgages'
Several of the nation's biggest banks increased their prime lending
rate to 7.75 percent from 7.5 percent, following Tuesday's increases by
New York's Citibank and Chase Manhattan bank.
The prime - a benchmark used to set interest on a variety of
corporate and consumer credit - had been 7.5 percent since August.
The jump to 7.75 percent was the first since banks raised the prime to.:
13 percent from 12.5 percent in June 1984.
GM plans temporary closings
DETROIT - General Motors Corp., fighting slumping car sales
and loss of market share to its two top U.S. competitors, will shut
down six plants for a week, temporarily laying off 21,600 workers, GM
officials said yesterday.
GM will close plants April 6-13 in Wentzville, Mo., Pontiac, Flint,
North Tarrytown, N.Y., Oshawa, Ontario, and the Detroit enclave of
Hamtramck, said GM spokespersons Jim Smitlebush and Betsy
Despite widespread and varied buyer incentives, industry leader GM's
depressed car sales consistently dragged down the U.S. industry's"
performance in the first quarter of 1987.
"They're not even close to solving the problem with those
production cuts," said Michael Luckey, analyst with Shearson Lehman
Brothers in New York. "I'm sure you can look for more temporary
plant closings in May and June."
Reagan asks schools to
educate children about AIDS
PHILADELPHIA - President Reagan, in his first major speech op,
the health crisis, said yesterday that local schools and parents rust.
decide how to educate children on the threat of AIDS but also must
stress morality and avoid a "value neutral" approach.
"All the vaccines and medications in the world won't change one
basic truth - that prevention is better than cure," Reagan told the
Philadelphia College of Physicians.
Reagan said the federal role amounted to giving "educators accurate k
information about the disease."
But, supporting statements by Education Secretary William Bennett,
he also said the dissemination of -such information "must be up to the
schools and the parents, not government."
Pope John Paul II greeted and blessed invalids after a mass yesterday in
Montevideo, one stop on his 13-day South American trip.
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dealing with this is limitation."
Students will sign up for the
anonymous testing service on the
urgent care list in the Health
Service lobby. They will go
directly to a room in Health Service
where they will be asked to identify
themselves as students, and then
proceed to counseling.
Instead of calling in for test
results, students wishing to remain
anonymous will have to schedule a
return visit to find out the results.
AIDS has caused 285 deaths in
Michigan and the National Center
for Disease Control estimates the
virus will infect 1 to 1.5 million
people in this country by 1991, ten
years after the first AIDS case was
Washtenaw County Health
Department Director Dr. John
Atwater said the county is nego -
tiating a program of free or low-
cost AIDS counseling and testing
for Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, to be
run in conjunction with Health
The, program would be like one
the county has with the testing and
treatment of venereal diseases, in
which the cost and staff are
coordinated with Health Service.
"Health Service is the most
obvious place in Ann Arbor,"
Atwater said, because of the testing
and counseling services available.
Briefer said the possibility for a
program has been discussed but no
agreement has been reached because
Health Service cannot use student
fees to provide free, testing to
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Students in good academic standing are invited to take
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Gay Blue Jeans Day draws
near; students: what to wear
Tension mounts as Friday, Gay Blue Jeans Day, approaches:
students wrestle with the question of what material that day's trousers
will be made of. Do you wear denim, and support gay rights, or do you
wear your corduroys, and be labeled a "homophobe"?
You could "wear what you normally wear" to avoid making a
statement, as members of the Lesbian and Gay Rights on Campus
organization- the creators of Gay Blue Jeans Day- suggest. But then
you'd still be making a statement, because you either will or won't be
wearing denim. "Basically you have no alternative," said LSA freshman
Jeffrey Veach. "It's a double-edged sword. You can't win."
"I'm, in fact, almost going to go out of my way (to not wear
jeans)," said LSA freshman Jerry Klopfer.
But LSA sophomore Julie Schecter said she will wear jeans
specifically to support gay rights. "I would have worn it even if it was
a band around my arm," she said.
Jeffrey Kronman, an LSA sophomore, took a practical approach to
the issue. "I'm gonna wear whatever's clean," he said.
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