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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, March 15, 1988- Page 3

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Group
publicizes
iabetes'
dangers
By KRISTINE LALONDE
Anyone could have diabetes and
not know it.
An estimated 5 million people are
unaware they have the disease, said
the American Diabetes Association,
sponsoring their second national Di-
abetes Awareness Day today.
The association will distribute,
through its local chapters, health
quizzes which determine the risk of
developing diabetes. The quiz will be
available locally at Kroger's market,
the Ann Arbor Public Library, and
Richardson's Pharmacy.
The quiz asks basic questions
about diabetes symptoms, such as
excessive thirst, obesity, and blurry
vision. Two telephone help-lines
have been established for people to
call today if they feel they are in
danger of developing diabetes. For
each phone call, the caller will be
billed one dollar, more than half of
which will go to the association.
"More attention has to be brought
to the public about the seriousness of
diabetes," said Rob Ortlieb, the
Michigan Diabetes Association's
public relations director.
Diabetes restricts the body's abil-
ity to produce or respond to insulin,
a hormone necessary for a normal
life. The resulting high blood sugar
can severely damage the heart, blood
vessels, kidneys, eyes, and nerves. It
is important for the disease to be di-
agnosed early because, if left un-
treated, it can lead to death.
The Michigan affiliate of the as-
sociation serves nearly 460,000 state
residents with diabetes.

Marcuse's trial date
gets pushed back again

By MELISSA RAMSDELL
The trial date for University graduate student Harold
Marcuse, charged with two counts of assault and bat-
tery, was postponed yesterday from March 24 to April
14.
Marcuse stood mute to charges of assaulting a po-
lice officer and a campus public safety official during a
protest against the Central Intelligence Agency last
November. The court entered a plea of not guilty on
his behalf.
THE TRIAL DATE was changed because the
police detective in charge of investigating the incident
will be out of town next week, said Assistant City At-
torney Ronald Plunkett, who is prosecuting the case.
The defendant, however, said yesterday he feels the
prosecution is stalling, pointing out that his trial is
now set for six months after the two alleged assaults
occurred.
"The prosecutor is not attempting to see that justice
is being done," Marcuse said.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY Johnathan Weber,
representing Marcuse, criticized the delay because, he
said, witnesses' memories worsen the longer the trial is
postponed.
Weber also said Plunkett asked the defense to post-
pone setting a trial date several times since the first
pre-trial in January, leading them to believe he was
considering dropping the charges.
But Plunkett said yesterday, "In my own investiga-
tion, I haven't turned up anything that would cause me
to drop the charges." He added that he has not yet fin-

ished investigating the incident.
"I'm hoping to get it tried before the school year
ends," Plunkett said, adding, "It really isn't unusual for
cases to take this long."
MARCUSE SAID he attempted to complain
about the delay to Judge Pieter Thomassen of the 15th
District Court during yesterday's pre-trial, but he said
Thomassen cut him off several times.
"I think they were a little uneasy about my making
a statement. Telling a defendant that he doesn't have
the right to speak is pretty obnoxious," Marcuse said.
Although it is unlikely the city will drop the crimi-
nal charges against Marcuse, he said yesterday he is
confident he will win the case.
"I DON'T REALLY feel that they are going to
convict me. I think we have a really strong case be-
cause the testimonies in the police report are so
contradictory, there is some real hard evidence against
them," Marcuse said.
Marcuse said he may file a civil suit against Assis-
tant Director of Public Safety Robert Patrick, who
kicked Marcuse during the protest. Patrick has main-
tained that he was acting out of self defense. Marcuse
said he will probably wait to learn the outcome of next
month's trial before making a final decision.
Marcuse said the Michigan Student Assembly,
through Student Legal Services, is helping absorb
some of the court costs - up to $1,000- for the
city's criminal suit against him. He will cover th~e
costs of the civil suit himself, if he decides to follow
through on it.

Doily Photo by DANIEL STIEBEL

Poetry reading
English Prof. Bert Hornback reads selections from Yeats and tells of the
poet's life and loves at the University Club last night.

Students hold AIDS forum; stress need for education

By ERIC LEMONT
Students should learn the facts about how AIDS is
transmitted in order to lessen their risk of contracting the
disease, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Jill Joseph
told a group of 20 students last night.
Joseph spoke as part of the student-run forum "AIDS and
Safer Sex." The forum stressed educating the heterosexual
campus community on the facts of AIDS transmission and
prevention.
Joseph, referring to contradictory literature on AIDS
which has appeared in newspapers and magazines, said that
"if you're confused, you are participating in a massive social
phenomenon."
BOTH JOSEPH and the film "Sex, Drugs and AIDS"
emphasized the use of condoms in sexual relationships.
Joseph said in the past, surveys have shown that many col-

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lege students think they can "check out" their partners and
not become sexually active with someone who has AIDS.
"Of the one or two million people infected with AIDS
the vast majority of them seem entirely healthy. There is no
way to tell by looking," Joseph said.
Joseph also had an answer for people who find the buying
and wearing of condoms embarassing: "It seems to me that
if you love and care for someone you don't want to put them
at unecessary risk." Sexual activity, she said, can be respon-
sible and still satisfying.
THREE UNIVERSITY students, in an effort to bring
information on AIDS in the open, organized the forum.
University Health Services supplied the students, Jillian
Bransdorfer, Sharon Dannoff, and Lisa Newman, with pam-
phlets and condoms to distribute to the audience.

"AIDS is going to affect the entire planet, there is no
doubt about it," said organizer Jillian Bransdorfer, an LSA
senior. Bransdorfer said that such a "crucial issue" as AIDS
should be talked about in forum settings as often as possi-
ble.
"I definitely think that there needs to be more conscious-
ness raising," said LSA senior Noelle Rodgers who attend d
the forum.
Rodgers said the conference was useful because it made
available the latest information on the topic - such as re-
cent findings that artificial insemination can transmit AIDS,
while mosquitos cannot.
Said Sharon Dannoff, an LSA senior:."If just a few pea-

ple can come and get
worth it."

their questions answered then its

Shamir proposes
Mideast peace talks

CORRECTION
Two-photo captions were mistakenly reversed in yesterday's Daily. The
photograph on Page 3 shows Clementine Barfield, who spoke about urban
violence. Panel members discussing unemployement problems among mi-
nories were pictured on Page 5.
The 2,4-D pesticide/herbicide will probably be discontinued because resi-
dents are wary of the possible side-effects to their children. This reason was
misstated in last Wednesday's Daily.
THELST
What's happening in Ann Arbor today

WASHINGTON (AP) - Israeli
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
arrived here yesterday with what he
called new ideas for Mideast peace
talks and said he would not give a
yes-or-no reply to the U.S. blueprint
for negotiations with the Arabs
during his four day stay.
Shamir did not disclose the
revisions he will propose t o
Secretary of State George P. Shultz,
who devised the plan and set this
week as a deadline for a reply from
the Israeli and Jordanian
governments.
But in an arrival statemnet,
Shamir said the 1978 Camp David
agreements, which called for a five-
year trial period of Palestinian self-
rule, "should serve as our guide."
The State Department did not
indicate whether Shultz would be
willing to alter his formula for
negotiations. Spokesperson Charles
E. Redman simply called it "a
serious proposal" that was under

"active consideration" in Arab and
Israeli capitals.
Shultz is pushing for a three-year
interim arrangement on the Israeli-
held West Bank and Gaza Strip, with
negotiations for an overall
settlement to open by December. He
also is prodding Israel to cede
territory in exchange for Arab
recognition.
Shamir, stepping from a U.S. Air
Force plane at Andrews Air Force
Base in suburban Maryland, said he
was "always open to new and
constructive proposals" to bring
peace to the Middle East.
He said Israel wished to live in
peace with its neighbors, but that
"violence, terrorism and war are
endemic" to the region.
Meanwhile, Senate Majority
Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.)
cautioned that for Israel "to continue
down the road developing now is a
road to disaster."

POLICE NOTES
Armed robbery Strong-armed robbery
Ann Arbor police are investigat- Police records indicate an at-
ing an armed robbery that occurred tempted strong-armed robbery of a
Saturday evening in front of the Domino's Pizza, delivery person
Nectarine Ballroom in the 500 block Sunday night. The suspect ordered a
of Liberty Street, said Sgt. Jan Suo- pizza to a non-existent location on
mala. Suomala described the victim Baldwin Street and attempted to take
of the robbery as a 16-year old female the pizza from the driver using phys-
who was attending a non-alcoholic ical violence, but failed, Suotnala
night at the bar and was assaulted by said.
two other females outside the build-
ing. The suspects brandished a gun
and stole an undetermined amount of Break-in
cash from the female, Suomala said. Suomala said a break-in occurred
Police are also investigating an Sunday night in the 1000 block of
armed robbery in the 1000 block of East Ann Street. The suspect gained
East StadiumDrive. Suomala said entrance to the building through a
police have identified a male suspect broken window, and stole approx-
who forcibly stole a small amount of imately $250 in cash.
cash from a convenience store in the
area. --By Melissa Ramsdell
First McDonalds in communist
world to open in Yugoslavia

Speakers
Hoyoun Won - "Synthesis and
Properties of Electrically Conduc-
tive Poly N-Methyl Phenothiazine
Sulfide," 4:15 p.m., IST Bldg.,
1114 Conf. Rm.
German Gullon - Fortunata y
Jacinta: La formalizacion de la ex-
periencia y la escritura," 8:00
p.m., Rackham West Conf. Rm.
Dr. Warren H. Wagner -
Prof. of Biology and Natural Re-
sources speaks on "What Species
Shall We Save," 7:00 p.m.,
Matthaei Botanical Gardens as part
of the Distinguished Speakers Se-
ries.
Phyllis Salow-Kaye - Vice
president of National Housing In-
stitute, exec. director of New Jer-
sey Citizen Action, and president
of the New Jersey Tenants Organi-
zation speaks on Rent Stabiliza-
tion and Community Action, 8:00
p.m.,Pendleton Rm., Michigan
Union.
Craig Thomas -Former elec-
trical engineer speaks about engi-
neering, religion, and missionary
travel. Society of Christian Engi-
neers brown bag luncheon, 11:30
a.m., Rm. 1014 Dow Bldg.
Peter Kellerman - of Univ. of
Washington speaks on "Mantle-
Magma Interactions in Volcanic
Arcs," 4:00 p.m., Rm. 4001 C.C.
. .l 7 .3

David Brion Davis - "The
Exodus and African Colonization,"
and "The Displacement or Salva-
tion of Natives," 4:00 p.m.,
Hutchins Hall, Rm. 1 0 0.
Wheelchair accessible.
Revolutionary History Se-
ries - "U.S.A. 1930s: The
Working Class Fights Back," 7:00
p.m., B118 MLB. Presented by
Spark.
Meetings
U of M Study Abroad in
Paris Program - Informa-
tional meeting, 4:00 p.m., 5208
Angell Hall. A few spaces are still
available. Call 764-4311 for info.
T A R D A A - British Science
Fiction Fan Club, 8:00 p.m., Rm.
296 Dennison Bldg.
U of M Women's LaCrosse
Club - 4:00-6:00 p.m., the
Coliseum on the corner of Hill and
Fifth Streets.
University Lutheran Chapel
- Dollar Dinner and Devotion,
6:00 p.m., Family Bible Study,
7:00 p.m., Choir, 8:00 p.m. 1511
Washtenaw, 663-5560.
Overseas Program - Meet
with Eli Pfefferkorn, Haifa Univer-
sity representative. At Hillel,
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Call 663-
3336 for appointment.

Forms
Continued from Page 1
But Virginia Nordby, director of
the Affirmative Action Office, said
the office takes an active role in re-
porting incidents to the authorities.
The reports will be kept confiden-
tial, and the groups will not contact
the authorities without the consent of
the persons making the report, Mi-
nority Affairs Committee member
and LSA sophomore Coquese Bristol
said.
Research
Continued from Page 1
Steiss said he was among a hand-
ful of applicants who had to go
through a three or four month inter-
view program.
Lesch declined to comment on
how Steiss was selected as DRDA
director because he said he was not

The groups ask for information
about actions taken by University
and local authorities, because the
groups believe they don't deal with
discriminatory incidents vigorously
enough, Nadasen said.
But Nordby responded that she
believes the University has acted
strongly in trying to resolve these
incidents.
"Whenever I go to a dean or
department head or security or hous-
ing... my experience is that these in-
cidents are dealt with thor-
oughly," Nordby said.

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)
- The communist world gets its
first McDonald's next week, and
some people here are wondering
whether its American hamburgers
will be as popular as the local fast-
food treat, Pljeskavica.
The long-awaited opening -of the
restaurant on one of Belgrade's main
downtown squares will take place
March 24, the Yugoslav new agency
Tanjug reported, and it will offer Big

Macs, fries and the other specialities
familiar to McDonald's customers in
the West.
The Belgrade media have
suggested that the success of the
American restaurant depends on its
acceptance by Yugoslavians who are
long accustomed to the hamburger-
like Pljeskavica.
Pljeskavica is made of ground
pork and onions, and it is served on
bread and eaten with the hands.

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