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Breakfast in bed hits the spot
BY ALEX GORDON
I was a deprived child. For years I watched the
Brady Brunch, and it seemed that every morning,"
before Greg, Marcia, and company headed off to
Millard Fillmore Jr. High, Alice would be up
cheerfully cooking them a nice hearty breakfast.'
'The breakfast I usually got was a bowl of
Coco-Krispies, and I had to pour the milk
However, thanks to a new local business, all
those years I was neglected at the breakfast table
are a distant memory. In fact, for this breakfast I
didn't even have to leave bed, except to answer
Breakfast-In-Bed has been operating for a little
over a month, delivering and serving gourmet
breakfasts to customers in the privacy of their
own homes every Sunday morning. The knock
on my door came at 10 a.m. yesterday.
By joint decision, my dining partner and I
concluded we should have our breakfast at the
kitchen table instead of in bed. I've heard poached
eggs are impossible to wash out of sheets.
Our waitress, like Cinderella's fairy god-
mother, then magically transformed the barren
table into an incarnation of my dream breakfast
table. Before us, on a linen table cloth, lay a
place setting of real china and silver, a rose, a lit
candle and most importantly, food, food, and
Denny's Grand Slam was clearly not the
inspiration for this fare. To quote the menu, my
companion had the Healthy entree: "layered torte
of open-faced egg-white omelettes, alternating
with purees of avocado/watercress, red roasted
pepper, and mushroom/shallot... with almond/se-
same/pistachio tofu/spread and mixed roasted
There are five entrees diners can select from
when phoning in their reservations. The dishes -
range from the aforementioned "healthy" one, to
an "elegant" poached eggs dish, to a traditional
breakfast of waffles, eggs and bacon. Diners also
choose accompaniments such as croissants,
berries and cream, and fresh-squeezed orange
Kent Wagner, a 1987 University graduate, is
the president and founder of Breakfast-In-Bed. He
said he got the idea to start the business "lying in
bed on a Sunday wishing someone would do it
for me." -
All this elegance comes at a price though -
$19.00 per single order, $34.00 per couple. "The
price is extremely reasonable for what they're
getting," said Wagner. "There's no line, they
don't have to'stand in the cold, they don't even
have to get out of bed.'
The highlight of the meal? For us, it was not
having to clean up afterwards. Even the Brady
kids had to help Alice with the dishes.
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send to the area, he said.
The first check was sent to the
Armenian Relief Society in Water-
town, Mass., an' agency sponsored
by the American Red Cross. The
blankets and clothing collected are
taken to St. John's Armenian
Church in Southfield, which sends
them to Armenia.
"If I had the medical background
and the funds, I would go to
Armenia to help," Najarian said.
r U.S. officials said a plane would
>e chartered to send medical supplies
and canine search teams to Armenia.
"It seems so frustrating since
collecting money is all that we can
do," said Armen Asherain, a Rack-
ham graduate student. "When I heard
about the earthquake, I was stunned.
I couldn't even cry. We Armenians
began the century pretty badly, and it
looks like we'll end it badly."
"I really don't even know how to
express the gratitude I feel, knowing
that people cae," he said.
Earlier in the year the group sent
petitions to the Soviet mission in
Washington, D.C., requesting the
return of Karabagh to Armenian
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The students could select from 24
research projects, then talk with the
faculty mentor and, if hired, set up
their own work schedule.
Ford said LSA hopes to expand
the program, but first wanted to
evaluate its success.
The number of students involved
in such programs on campus was
Long-standing research programs,
such as the LSA Honors Program,
are also encouraging students to get
an earlier start on independent re-
Every Honors Program concen-
trator must develop an original re-
search.project as a junior or senior
and work on it with a faculty
However, to help students get an
early start on their thesis, the
Honors program hopes to implement
a pilot Undergraduate Research
Mentorship Program that would in-
volve first- and second-year students.
"We're just getting started on the
program," said Nancy Kushigian,
associate director of the Honors Pro-
gram. "We've been working on
getting the faculty to do it," she
The Honors Program currently
has 60 faculty who serve as mentors
for juniors and seniors, she said.
Much of the work to get younger
researchers involved in projects falls
on the students themselves, Ford
said. Many of the programs require
that students contact the faculty
members or develop the projects
That is one of the benefits to
researching, said Brad Katz, a senior
in the Honors Program. "I'm
working on a large project by my-
self, under my own guidance. I
picked my own advisor... and I can
approach it in whatever way I want."
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports i
Prop. A takes effect today
DETROIT - The voter-approved ban on Medicaid-funded abortions in
Michigan, labeled Proposal A in the November 8 election, takes effect
today promoted a rush on abortion clinics by poor women hoping to beat
Dr. Abraham Hodari, whose Womancare clinics perform more
Medicaid-funded abortions than any other facilities in the state, said
doctors and nurses worked double shifts to perform all scheduled abortions
over the weekend.
The clinics were prepared to perform 120 abortions Friday and
Saturday, about 50 percent more than the normal two-day total, he said. -
"A lot of pro-lifers say this is going to hurt us, but I don't think it
will," said Dave Williams, a spokesperson for Women's Health Services
of Detroit. "I've had women tell me they've sold crack to get the
money... If they know they want to terminate it, they'll get the money,"
Democratic leader says tax
increase is necessary
WASHINGTON - The Democratic co-chair of the National
Economic Commission said yesterday that spending cuts alone won't
reduce federal budget deficits and that new taxes will be needed to balance
the books - a possibility not ruled out by his Republican counterpart.
"I must tell you that in my judgment I have not found sufficient
spending cuts to make up the shortfall," said Robert Strauss, one of two
leaders of the high-level advisory panel seeking solutions to the deficit
Such a finding by the panel would be directly at odds with President-
elect George Bush's campaign pledge not to raise taxes. Democrats are
turning up the heat for Bush to show how he would close the $35 billion
gap in meeting the next year's deficit-reduction goal.
"I haven't seen a way to get there without some increased revenue..
Hopefully we'll find it. If we don't, I'm going to be for some increased
revenue," Strauss, a former Democratic national chair said on NBC's
"Meet the Press" program.
Scores die in Mexican blast
MEXICO CITY - Illegal fireworks exploded in a crowded street
market Sunday, setting off a chain reaction and a fire that spread to five
buildings, witnesses said. At least 51 people were killed, the Red Cross
At least 45 others were injured, and 11 of them were hospitalized, said"
Jose Tinajero, the official on duty at the Red Cross.
Six adults and two children died in the explosion, said Hugo Ramirez,
a rescuer with one of the government health systems.
The shops "were full of people buying," said Luis Contreras, another
After the explosions began, aa estimated 500 people streamed from the
building screaming, "Get out, get out," said Fernando Dominguez, who
was working in a shoe store less than 100 feet away.
Windows shattered throughout the block. Spent Chinese firecrackers,
charred wood and comic books, twisted metal and tangles of high tensiorn
wires littered the street.
Families cope with deaths
WALKER, Mich - Relatives of those who have died at a nursing..
home in this Grand Rapids suburb say they're trying to ignore:
investigators' theories that their loved ones might not have passed away
Results of blood tests were expected today on the bodies of two Alpine
Manor Nursing Home residents that were exhumed earlier this month.
Police said the results could help confirm whether two former nurse's
aides killed the two elderly patients and as many as six other Alpine-
But Ed Chambers, whose wife Marguerite died there in January 1987,
said Saturday that he couldn't bear the thought that his companion of 40
years might have been murdered.
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The commission was caught in a controversy that broke out over
"Moulding Our Future," a proposed 7-foot-tall bronze monument meant
to celebrate love, the town's namesake.
Last Thursday, the commission wriggled out of the problem,
tentatively approving the statue of a mother with a child at her breast for
a new park, but ordering the sculpture to be turned toward a wig shop
wall so it won't offend passers-by.
The woman's breasts will also be covered by trees, hiding them from
About 600 residents signed a petition against the statue, saying they
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