Page 2-The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 7, 1988
Most students find dorm food OK IN BRIEF
By KATHRYN SWEENEY
Dorm food is not home cooking,
but then again, Mom and Dad didn't
have thousands of kids to feed. And
many students acknowledge the En-
tree Office does a pretty good job,
considering the University's limited
budget and regulated menu.
Students often have preconceived
notions -- ranging from horror to
contempt - about the food they'll
receive once they enter college, said
LSA first-year student Laura Shi-
nozaki, who lives in Mary Markley
BUT SOME feel these pre-
sumptions are justified, like Jerry
Miller, a graduate student in the
School of Information and Library
Studies, who is currently on the
meal plan and dines regularly at
Fridays in The Daily
Wide variety provided on low budget
West Quad cafeteria.
"One arm of the University is
concerned with patient care and
nutrition (in the hospitals), the other
is serving unsatisfactory food, con-
sisting of 90 percent starch and fat
- it doesn't make any sense,"
But according to Kay Hawkins,
University Food Service associate,
the University follows a regulated
meal plan, designed by a nutrition-
ist, to provide nutritional value as
well as variety in the menus.
HAWKINS SAID each meal
offers two entrees, a vegetarian dish,
and "one starch, like potatoes or rice,
is always served with dinner, along
with four salads and various
desserts," Hawkins said.
Food Services has a regulated
budget of $2.44 per person, per day
for the food it provides to students,
said Lynne Hammond, the produc-
tion supervisor of South Quad cafe-
teria. This includes the cost of en-
trees as well as other foods such as
milk, yogurt, salad, fruit, granola,
The low budget surprises most
students, who, like West Quad resi-
dent Monica Brady, an LSA first-
year student, believe that since guest
meal passes are $4.20 for lunch and
$5.50 for dinner, the same amount is
spent on the food.
BUT OUT OF the $1,610 a
year students pay for board, only
$544.12 pays for the food students
receive. The remaining $1065.88
pays for the salaries ofthe union and
student workers, as well as the cost
of utilities and maintenance, accord-
ing to Entree officials.
Thus, when more expensive din-
ners are served, the limited budget
forces production supervisors to
spend less money on other meals,
She recently planned a special
steak dinner at South Quad cafeteria.
The steaks cost $2.00 each, leaving
only $0.44 per person that day to
cover the cost of the rest of the spe-
cial dinner, as well as the cost of the
additional meals. To make up for the
more costly dinner, Hammond
needed to provide several less expen-
sive meals, usually grilled cheese or
CLOSE TO 12,400 students are
on the University's meal plan, ac-
cording to the Entree Office. Most
students interviewed said the
University Food Service does well
considering the tight budget and the
large number of students they serve.
"It may not be 'Mom's home
cooking,' but after considering the
circumstances students should ask
themselves if their negative attitudes
are justified," said Kathryn Smolin-
ski, LSA sophomore.
But LSA sophomore Craig
Stroble, who has lived in West Quad
for almost two years, said the food
service could improve by offering
more variety and serving leftovers
less often. "They haven't come up
with any meals I haven't seen be-
fore," he said.
UNIVERSITY policy allows
leftovers to be reheated once, and
Hawkins said leftovers are used
within 24 hours.
Kimberly Tucci, LSA first-year
student, works in the East Quad
cafeteria and said, "...even though
they aren't given the highest quality
food, they do their best to create va-
riety and appeal for a majority of
people... it really isn't that bad
when you consider that they are
preparing a meal for more than 600
people (in East Quad) twice a day."
In comparison to other institu-
tional food services, the University
does a pretty good job, said Chris-
tian Tennant, Natural Resources
sophomore. Tennant attended Purdue
before coming to the University, and
he said the food here is much better
than that at Purdue, where students
cannot go back for an additional en-
tree, or have seconds on desserts.
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of doctors many predict for the turn
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Hijackers free 24 hostages
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Arab hijackers holding a Kuwaiti jet in Iran
freed 24 hostages yesterday but kept more than 80 others, including three
members of the sheikdom's royal family. The hijackers demand a trade
for bombers of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait.
Tehran radio quoted airport authorities at Mashhad in northeastern Iran
as saying they would refuel the jumbo jet "to prevent any calamity or
incident." There was no word on whether it would leave or where it
A Kuwaiti team of Foreign Ministry officials and physicians arrived at
Mashhad, where the Kuwaiti Airways Boeing 747 landed early Tuesday,
to try to "reach a settlement," Iran said.
Its official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted a freed Jordanian
passenger as saying there were five or six hijackers, who wore masks and
were armed with pistols and hand grenades.
They have demanded the release of 17 Shiite Moslems convicted and
imprisoned in Kuwait for bombing the U.S. and French embassies in
Two Arabs, Israeli die as
holiday hike ends in violence
BEITA, Occupied West Bank - A holiday hike by Israeli teenagers
ended yesterday in a melee of shooting and stone-throwing in an Arab
town. A 14-year-old Israeli girl and two Palestinians were killed.
Hours after the clash, Jewish settlers raided the nearby Arab village of
Hawwara. The angry mob smashed car windshields, beat villagers, and
broke into homes, said Jihad Howari, the Israeli-appointed head of the
The youngsters, children of Jewish settlers on the occupied West Bank,
were on a Passover outing and had stopped for a picnic lunch when the
trouble began with stone-throwing.
Eleven of the 18 hikers, the 60-year-old man acting as guide, and one
of the two Israeli guards were injured and two Palestinians were wounded
by gunfire, the army said.
Feds nab Honduran drug dealer
WASHINGTON - A month-long United States-Honduran operation
culminating in a predawn police raid in Honduras put an alleged
international cocaine trafficker in Illinois federal prison yesterday for
questioning in the slaying of a United States drug agent, officials said.
A "stunned" Juan Ramon Matta Ballesteros was lodged at the
maximum-security federal prison in Marion Illinois after Honduran
officials on Tuesday hustled him onto a plane to the Dominican Republic
without a passport, United States law enforcement sources said.
Howard Safir, the chief of operations for the United States Marshals
Service, spent the past month in Honduras spearheading the effort to get
Matta into United States custody, the source said.
Explosion rocks Soviet base
BUDAPEST, Hungary - An explosion at a base for Soviet troops in
Hungary injured several pe.ople today, the official MTI news agency
In a terse, three-sentence report, the agency said the explosion occurred
early this afternoon at the Veszprem base some 60 miles southwest of
The dispatch said the blast injured "several people, including one
It added only that "the consequences of the explosion have been
Prof.'s fantasy fulfilled as he
meets the voice of his dreams
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - A 61-year-old college professor smitten by
the Scottish burr of a bank teller machine's recorded voice met the woman
behind the accent yesterday - with his wife of 25 years watching closely.
"I guess the first thing I should say is, 'Your transaction is
processing,"' said British radio talk-show host Sally Masterson as she
met Dick Ferry and his wife, Carol, after a trans-Atlantic flight arranged
by the Decatur newspaper.
That's the phrase that inspired Ferry, an education professor, to write a
Feb. 4 newspaper column about his "infatuation with the talking teller."
The item intrigued the Decatur Herald & Review's editors, who tracked
down Masterson and arranged for her trip after deciding that Ferry "should
get to meet his infatuation."
"This is just great," said Ferry.
"I think he's smashing," Masterson said.
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Trauma and cure
key to history,
Continued from Page 1
Lifton quoted various accounts of
the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima,
which said the "pure terror of the
weapon" created "a cultural crisis" of
The "ideological cure" to the nu-
clear trauma is "nucldarism," Lifton
said, which involves becoming pre-
occupied with nuclear strategy.
Both "cures" - genocide and
nuclearism - "create a pseudo sci-
ence," and "embrace ultimate
power," Lifton said.
Another key parallel is that both
theories involve "killing to heal,"
Lifton, a founding member of the
International Physicians for the Pre-
vention of Nuclear War, was invited
to speak by the Talking Meds, the
student wing of the Washtenaw
County Physicians for Social Re-
Second-year medical student
James Litch, who organized the year-
long series, said the Talking Meds
evolved from the "need to supple-
ment our med school curriculum" to
include issues of peace, social
understanding, and the threat of nu-
Litch called the threat of nuclear
war the most significant public
health concern today and said the
Talking Meds Noon Lecture Series
program was geared towards "global
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