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PROF. STUDiES POOR VENTILATION
Researcher works on
small area air flow
Compiled from Associated Press reports
By DAVID SCHWARTZ
The dangers of working in a
poorly ventilated area have prompted
a University professor to study
possible methods of removing
bxygen deficiency from small,
Prof. Richard Garrison is
;currently researching ways to better
.ventilate spaces with only one small
opening that provides both
ventilation and entrance to the area
including coal mines, storage
tanks, underground piping, or the
wing of an airplane.
Garrison stressed that the study
focuses only on v e n tilation
problems in confined spaces.
"Ideally, you wouldn't have a
space with just one opening," he
said,cbecause someoneeworkingin a
confined space is frequently alone
and may not be able to .signal
anyone else if the oxygen supply,
falters. Part of Garrison's research
involves devising systems to notify
a factory control room if an oxygen
problem arises there.
Also, Garrison hopes to find a
method that would allow a monitor
in a control room to activate a
ventilation system that would return
the oxygen level to normal if a
Every year, about 200 to 300
people in the United States die from
insufficient oxygen while working
in confined spaces, said Garrison, a
professor of industrial health in the
School of Public Health.
The National Institute for Occu-
pational Safety and Health, part of
the National Institutes of Health, is
spending a total of about $225,000
to fund Garrison's three year project.
In addition to problems of oxygen
deficiency, one of the dangers of
poorly ventilated rooms is that toxic
material trapped there may also lead
to respiratory problems. Part of
Garrison's research involves looking
at ways to remove harmful gases
from confinedrspaces while replacing
them with normal air.
Garrison hopes his research will
be useful in the construction of new
factories and buildings. "I'm trying
to put together information that can
be useful to (anyone) designing
ventilation systems," he said.
Upon completing his current
research, Garrison plans to help Ford
Motor Co. design better ventilation
systems for storage tanks and under-
ground piping systems.
Doily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAKI
LSA junior Ricky Tittsworth and RC first-year student Cherie Curry will
star in an NBC movie tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.
TV movie: It s OK
to say no to sex
(Continued from Page I)
- said the most difficult part of the
filming was the kissing scenes.
"The camera's 10 feet away and
all these people are watching, but
you have to forget they're there,"
Tittsworth said. He added that he
recalled his own high school
experiences to play the role auihen-
a senior at Michigan State Uni-
versity; they came in second place.
"I'm a dancer first, and acting comes
second," Tittsworth said.
Curry said though she has always
had an interest in acting, the audition
for the movie was her first attempt
in the field. "I was very excited," she
said. "For now, I want to pursue my
School AIDS testing proposed
LONDON - U.S. Surgeon General Everett Koop said yesterday he
wanted to screen every student of a major American university this spring
to help determine the incidence of AIDS among young adults.
Koop also proposed similar mass AIDS screening at a few high
schools in the United States, but said the government had made no
decision on either proposal.
The three-day conference, attended by health ministers from 114
countries and senior public-health officials from 34 others, adopted a
declaration backing the World Health Organization's global strategy on
AIDS control and prevention.
Savings rate hits 40 year low
WASHINGTON - Americans' after-tax incomes grew a sluggish 1.2
percent last year, the poorest showing since the last recession, while their
savings rate fell to a 40-year low, the government reported yesterday.
Economists expressed concerns that these weak showings would lead
to a further slowdown in consumer spending and raise the possibility of a
recession this year.
The Commerce Department report showed consumer spending, after
adjusting for inflation, rose just 1.8 percent last year, less than half the
growth rate of the precious two years.
Since consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of overall 'economic
activity, further weakness in this area, especially without offsetting
strength in other sectors, would be enough to trigger a recession.
The department's report pointed out the cracks that have begun to
appear in the consumer-driven recovery, which has now lasted a peacetime
record of more than five years.
Robertson supporters call
meetig, GOP head objects
GRAND RAPIDS - The head of the Michigan GOP yesterday urged
party members to stay away from a Republican State Committee meeting
called by disgruntled conservatives on the eve of the state convention.
The conservatives, mainly supporters of former television evangelist
Pat Robertson, called the meeting after backers of New York.
Congressman Jack Kemp joined supporters of Vice President George
Bush, upsetting the balance of power.
That alignment gives Bush control of the two-day state convention,
which begins today and where the nation's first 77 presidential delegates
will be parceled out this weekend.
The agreement between Bush and Kemp calls for the vice president to
get about 35 of the delegates, with Kemp finishing a close second with
30. Robertson - who once estimated he'd get up to 44 of the state's
delegates- will be left with 12, and Kansas Sen. Bob Dole might be able
to grab a few of those.
Polygamist clan kills officer
MARION, Utah - Gunfire bursts ended a tense, 13-day standoff
yesterday between a polygamist clan and police, killing an officer and
seriously wounding the group's ringleader who was suspected of bombing
a Mormon chapel.
The shooting erupted just after dawn as police .who had secretly
infiltrated the clan's compound used a trained dog to try to isolate Addam
Swapp and his brother fron the log house they had left moments before,
"It's my understanding that the officer was fired upon first, by whom
we don't know yet," said John Nielsen, state public safety director. He
said an FBI agent was shot in the chest, but was unhurt because he was
wearing a bulletproof vest.
They each were paid $200 per day academics."
Southfield. MI 48034
de. The film will air on local channel
Last year, Tittsworth competed 4 Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and will be
on the Hollywood television show,
Dance Fever, with his brother Tim,
shown in Michigan high school sex
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WINTER MERCHANDI SE
(!'he Chaplaincy of'Ihe
Episcopal Church to the
218 N. Division St.
5:00 p.m. Eucharist at Canterbury
7:30 a.m., Monday-Friday
5:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
(Eucharist on Holy Days)
House to vote
on bill Feb. 3
(Continued from Page 1)
Dave Austin, LSA junior, said
this "is not surprising, given
Reagan's contempt for Democracy,
and they will never find anything to
justify their claims." LASC plans to
check tomorrow if their organization
is one of those being investigated.
- The Associated Press
contributed to this story
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Pampered porkers provoke
neighbors' nightmares .
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Raymond and Debbie Sattler say their
two 400-pound pigs are just pampered pets, but their neighbors in a
fashionable neighborhood say a hog is still a hog, even if it wears
The neurosurgeon and his wife moved to Wilmington three weeks ago,
along with Ellie May. and Amy Lou, their pet pigs. Last weekend,
neighbors say, the Sattlers put leashes on the porkers and walked them
around the neighborhood.
By Wednesday, faced with mounting opposition, the couple had placed
a "For Sale" sign in their front yard, saying they did not want to fight the
neighborhood over their pets.
"As far as the people are concerned, we have no objections. It's the
hogs we want out," one neighbor, W.K. Dorsey, said Wednesday. "This
will cause lower prices of property in this area."
In recent discussions with city officials, the Sattlers referred to their
pigs as "girls" and described how they spray Giorgio perfume on them.
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