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Smokers to kick habt today
By FAITH PENNICK
Chew gum, eat a lollypop, talk
to a friend - whatever you do, the
American Cancer Society asks you
not to smoke as a part of today's
11th annual "Great American
This event will give smokers
help and support to eventually kick
the habit for good. The University
Health Service, which is supervising
"smoke-out" activities on campus, is
handing out "survival kits" in the
Fishbowl, with tips on how to not
think about smoking, along with
lollypops to be used as substitutes
There is also a sign-up sheet for
students who want to quit smoking,
br who want to sponsor a quitter in a
program known as "Back-A rQuitter,"
where a sponsor pledges a certain
amount to the American Cancer
Society for each hour the quitter
The quitter who turns in the most
pledges will receive a complimentary
weekend package to Weber's Inn. A
'Our goal is a tobacco-free society.'
Program director at the American Cancer
Society's Washtenaw County Unit
$100 gift certificate from The Earle
restaurant will be awarded to the
second place pledge getter. There
will also be prizes and a turkey raffle
for participating students.
"Our goal is a tobacco-free
society," said Michele Marroso,
program director at the American
Cancer Society's Washtenaw County
Unit. "We don't expect to achieve
that in one day." She feels that if a
smoker can quit for one day, the
person can stop s m o k i n g
"If we can get (a tobacco addict)
to stop for one day, it builds his
confidence," Marosso said.
"(Smoking) is an addiction," said
Chris Painter, an employee at the
South Quad snack bar. Painter
started smoking in the sixth grade,
due to peer pressure to look "cool."
Twelve years later, he still
smokes, and is participating in the
"I'm going to get up (this)
morning and not have my first
morning cigarette," Painter said.
"Then I'll try very hard to not think
He has tried to quit "cold turkey"
in the past, saying a lack of will
power and suffering from headaches
after quitting made him give in to
his habit. "I would quit for a half a
day and then start back again,"
"It's very hard to quit smoking
for some people more than others,"
said Teresa Herzog, substance abuse
education coordinator at health
service. According to their statistics,
less than 20 percent of all University
students are smokers. Even though
that figure is less than the national
average of 30 percent, she still feels
that smoking is "a serious health
Statistics from a 1986 U.S.
Department of Agriculture show that
cigarette smoking is the cause of 83
percent of all lung cancer cases. In
Painter's case, this fact and his
mother's death five years ago from
cancer - although she didn't smoke
- motivated him to try and stop
Five days after the smoke-out,
Painter plans to quit smoking for
good. "I don't want cancer of any
sort after seeing what happened to
For students who aren't
participating in today's activities a
"Say No to Nicotine" is a program
devised by health service to educate
and support people who stop
Students learn literature in wilderness
Compiled from Associated Press reports
U.S., Soviet talks progress
WASHINGTON - American and Soviet negotiators have removed a
major sticking point in the way of a treaty to eliminate intermediate-range
nuclear missiles and are close to settling a second problem, Reagan
adminstation officials said yesterday.
But two tough verification issues remain on the table less than three
weeks before the scheduled arrival on December 7 of Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev for talks with President Reagan.
Two officials, who spoke to a reporter only on condition of
anonymity, said the negotiators in Geneva had decided against language in
the treaty calling for further talks on nuclear weapons in Europe.
That appears to be a victory for the U.S. side. The Soviets had
demanded the provisions for follow-on negotiations in an apparent effort
to limit American aircraft based in Western Europe.
Fire in London station kills 32
LONDON - Fire broke out yesterday evening below a wooden
escalator in one of London's busiest subway stations, killing 32
commuters and injuring about 80 others, fire and transport officials said.
The fire broke at 7:36 p.m. Dense smoke billowed from the
mammoth King's Cross station, where five lines of the Underground
system connect with British Rail and inter-city services.
Gordon White, a spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said 32 people
were confirmed dead in the fire. He said about 30 others were badly burned
and 50 sustained less severe injuries, such as smoke inhalation.
It was the worst disaster on the London Underground system since 43
people were killed and 74 injured when a train crashed into a wall at
Moorgate station on February 28, 1975.
Toxics bill passes state House
LANSING - A package of bills designed to reduce the amount of
hazardous waste produced by Michigan industry cleared the state Senate
yesterday with support from business and Governor James Blanchard.
The five bills, which passed on votes of 30-0 and 29-0 to move on to
the House, would offer state assistance to companies in an attempt to
lessen the toxic waste they produce and thus the amount disposed in
"It's a very important package," said Senator Vernon Ehlers (R-Grand
Rapids) , sponsor of three of the bills..
"The House will probably process it rapidly, too," he said. But he said:
"It takes a very long time to change industrial practices."
The bills would offer companies state help, including information,
consulting, waste audits, advice on how to reduce the generation of toxic
waste, and grants of research money.
Investigators continue search
for causes of Denver crash
DENVER - A Continental Airlines official yesterday defended the
relatively short experience the crew of the crashed flight 1713 had with
that model aircraft. He said it was not an unusual situation for expanding
National Transportation Safety Board investigators continued their
investigation of Sunday's crash of the DC-9 in a snow storm at the
Stapleton International Airport.
The jet rocked, sharply back and forth just seconds after liftoff, then
caught a wingtip on the ground, rolled over onto its back and broke into
three pieces while it slid down the runway. Federal investigators have said
they are examining the possibility that ice on the wings caused the crash.
By JIM PONIEWOZIK
What does climbing a mountain
have to do with studying Nathaniel
Everything, if you're a participant
in the University's New England
Literature Program. The program
combines the study of works such as
Hawthorn's The Ambitious Guest,
with activities like climbing New
Hampshire's White Mountains,
where that story is set.
The program's intent is to add an
extra dimension to the study of New
England authors by "reading them in
the conditions in which they wrote,"
said English Prof. Walter Clark.
About 36 students each year par-
ticipate in the program, in which
they spend spring term studying,
working, and communing with
nature at a camp on New Hamp-
shire's Lake Winnipesaukee.
During their stay, the students
read works by Henry David Thoreau,
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Robert
Frost. The reading list also contains
a group of other authors which
varies from year to year, including e.
. cummings, John Cheever, and
Sarah Orne Jewett.
In addition to reading, attending
classes, and keeping daily journals,
the students take four trips, inclu-
ding canoeing and visits to the New
The program has no syllabus or
exams, and students are not graded.
"It was a totally differenteducational
system. It was learning for the sake
of learning, not for a grade or for
beating the guy nextto you,"said
LSA senior Steve Childs, who took
part in the program last spring.
Students and faculty share several
responsibilities during the program,
including cleaning the camp and
cooking meals. This interaction
leads to extremely close student-
teacher relationships, said Jackie
Livesay, a lecturer in the English.
department who was a staff member
during last year's program.
Clark estimated the cost of the
program at $1150 per student, not
including spring term tuition. But he
added that financial aid is available.
Fewer than half of the partici-
pants are English majors, said Clark.
He also said that, while the program
primarily takes University students,
students from institutions such as
Yale and Northwestern have partici-
pated in the past.
Participants for this year's pro-
gram, which will last from Apr. 29
to June 15, will be chosen by appli-
cation. Applications will be avail-
able at an informational meeting
tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Angell Hall
Nordby supports change
in nondiscrimination logo
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paper, but this is only a small part
of what needs to be done."
Nordby also said she will develop
a "Tell Someone" about lesbian and
gay harassment poster within six
Posters already in existence say
nothing about sexual preference -
they ask people to report to the Af-
firmative Action office any incidents
of "sexual advances or comments," if
"acceptance or rejection of sex affects
(their) status as a student or em-
ployee," and if "submission to sex-
ual advances is a condition of (their)
employment or education."
Though Nordby said she supports
a change in the logo and poster
campaign, she does not support a
change in the University bylaw
14.06 - which outlines the non-
discrimination policy - to include a
clause about sexual orientation. Last
year, the regents refused to amend
Members of LaGROC repeatedly
pressed Nordby for an explanation of
why she will not recommend a
change in the bylaw.
See GAY, Page 5
Teach-in replaces classes
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minute introduction, after which all
participants broke into groups of
about 10 or 12 people. The groups
then discussed various issues on a
one-to-one basis, and finally joined
with other groups to tie their
Architecture Prof. James Chaffers
addressed the participants during the'
introduction and set the tone for the
program. "We have quite a task in
front of us," he said. "We have set
ourselves up as creative persons, and
it will be a test today whether or not
we're worthy of this status."
Art school Dean Marjorie Levy
explained the rationale for cancelling
classes to promote the idea of indi-
vidual creativity. "I'd like you to see
that we are a rich, talented, exciting
group of people who don't just talk
about things, but do things," she
said to the participants.
After the conclusion of the acti-
vities, coordinator Angela Moody,
an artist-in-residence at the Art
School, summed up the day's
events. "This is the first time stu-
dents could actually communicate
and eliminate their creative theories,"
The prevailing attitude through-
out the day's events was that respec-
ting the opinions and beliefs of
others is a necessary prerequisite to
understanding the problems of
Smoking spud goes cold turkey
NEW YORK - After a 35-year pipe habit, Mr. Potato Head is going
The popular plastic potato toy will no longer include a pipe in his
accessories, in honor of the Great American Smokeout, the American
Cancer Society announced Sunday.
Society president Dr. Harmon J. Eyre applauded the decision by
Playskool, a division of Hasbro Inc.
"This toy is very popular with young children who learn both good
and bad habits by example and imitation," Eyre said.
Mr. Potato Head, started 35 years ago, is a molded plastic toy that
comes with a set of eyes, ears, nose, lips, teeth, hat, arms, shoes and
sunglasses. But from now on, no pipe.
Thursday's 11th annual Great American Smokeout is intended to
encourage smokers to quit or cut down on smoking for a day.
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