Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 20, 1988
BY STACEY GRAY
"Where are you living?"
Then comes the North Campus face. It is a
mixture of pity and remorse, a face that says
"better you than me." There are also the in-
evitable comments, "I hear the people up there
get really close" or the classic, "Bursley has the
best food, doesn't it?"
Many students living on North Campus report
such a feeling of isolation. Andrew Fortin, a
first-year LSA student and Bursley resident says,
"By the time I finish my homework... I really
want to go out, but I dread waiting for the bus.
Sometimes I just don't go - it's really frustrat-
This week, for the first time ever, the Michi-
gan Student Assemby held its weekly meeting in
Bjursley Hall on North Campus. Much to do was
made by MSA about this idea, although less than
10 Bursley residents attended the meeting.
The assembly's concern over the isolation of
students on North Campus appeared sincere.
Amongideas discussed were: plasteringthe bus
stops with signs keeping the students informed,
hanging more signs in the dorms, and the pro-
posal of a North Campus "Diag."
Most of these ideas were, however, just ideas.
The main point of the discussion was that MSA
needs to work toward pulling in North Campus
"We want to make students who live in Burs-
ley and Baits feel more like students of the Uni-
versity of Michigan rather than students of North
Campus," said an MSA member.
Some common North Campus problems in-
clude not being able to find a cash machine
(North Campus Commons has one but it closes
at 5 p.m.), not having a well-stocked
supermarket nearby, not being able to just "pop"
into the library to check a resource, and of course
the weekend problem of making the last bus
home after late night partying.
During regular class hours the buses run ap-
proximately every 10 - 15 minutes. In the off-
peak hours (after 7 p.m. and weekends) the buses
slow down and students often have to wait up to
half-an-hour for one to arrive.
There are, however, advantages associated with
taking the bus. Bus stops are conveniently
located near many LSA classroom buildings.
Two stops are right in the heart of Central Cam-
pus, one at C.C. Little on Geddes St. and the
other on Fletcher adjacent to the Rackham Build-
"If you live up on the Hill you've got a 15
minute walk. I'd rather wait a minute for the bus
and get dropped off right there," said Joanna
Labendz, a LSA sophomore and a second-year
The Art School, Music School and Engineer-
ing Schools are located on North Campus. It
would seem ideal for students in these schools to
live on North Campus, but is it?
"I have all my classes here except for one,"
said first-year art student and Bursley resident
George Petrides. "Living here is great for that,
but there is more to life here than classes. I feel
like I miss a lot of the action on Central Cam-
Together Bursley and Baits house over 2,300
students. Students in Bursley are generally un-
dergraduates while in Baits, over 50 percent are
graduate students and 25 percent transfers.
Bursley'sdAssitant Housing Director Dennis
Swayne said the rumor that Bursley has the
highest return rate of all the dorms appears to be
true. "Each year we allow 357 men and 280
women to return to Bursley. We always fill that
and easily have a 100-plus waiting list. I don't
think any other dorm can say that."
"I really like the atmosphere here, the people
are really pleasant," said returning Bursley resi-
dent LSA sophomore Sunita Baruah. "A lot of
my friends from last year have come back. Be-
sides, I have a much bigger room than I would
have in a lot of the other dorms."
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Feds to inspect jet cracks
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration said yester-
day it was speeding up an order for more thorough inspections of aging
Boeing 737 jetliners after a row of cracks, including one a foot long, was
found on a Continental Airlines plane.
But FAA and industry officials said the cracks, discovered by Conti-
nental workers on Oct. 5 while the plane was being repainted, may have
been caused by improper patching of the plane more than two years ago
and not by stress from aging.
Federal authorities are asking Continental for records of the repair
work, which apparently took place when the plane was operated by now-
defunct Frontier Airlines, to determine whether the 50-square-inch patch
had been attached properly. Continental absorbed Frontier in 1986.
The older Boeing 737s have been the focus of attention since last April,
when a 20-foot section of the roof of an Aloha Airlines plane tore away at
India plane crashes kill 164
AHMADABAD, India - A Boeing 737 jetliner and another Indian
passenger plane crashed in bad weather within two hours of each other
yesterday. Authorities said 164 people are believed dead.
The Indian Airlines jet was trying to land at in heavy fog at the west-
ern city of Ahmadabad when it slammed into a tree, hit a power line and
crashed. All but five of the 135 people aboard were killed, and three of the
survivors were in serious condition with burns and broken bones.
About 14 hours later, a 30-year-old Fokker Friendship propeller plane
leased by Indian Airlines to the domestic carrier Vayudoot hit the side of a
hill in eastern India during a severe rainstorm, and all 34 people aboard
were feared dead, officials said.
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cone into a place where you are only
one of a few creates a feeling of
loneliness, they said.
Students also encounter burnout.
Older students often feel "fed up"
with their career choices and ask
themselves "Do I want to continue
on or do something else?," said pro-
gram facilitator Lynne Dumas. Col-
lege is the "threshold into the adult
world," Dumas said.
Finally, participants discussed the
importance of extra-curricular
activities. Such activities must teach'
skills that are useful in the business
world, said Monique Washington,
assistant director of residence educa-
tion in the Housing Information Of-'
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said. Police said responding officers
could not find anyone that saw the
suspect enter or leave the building.
The woman described her attacker
as a 6-foot-1 Black man between the
age of 23 and 24, weighing between
160 and 170 pounds, according to
On October 1, a man entered a
home in the 1000 block of Vaughn
Street and raped a woman at gun-
point, Caldwell said. That victim de-
scribed her attacker as a 6-foot-2
Black man between the age of 22 and
30, weighing about 170 pounds.
Caldwell said the composite
drawings of each perpetrator are dif-
ferent, but "from the larger physical
descriptions... they are the same
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S. Africans leave consulate
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Three anti-apartheid leaders who
escaped to the U.S. Consulate 36 days ago emerged from their refuge to-
day to test the government's assertion that they are now free men.
The white minority government claims it will not redetain the three,
who had been jailed without charge for more than a year before they
slipped away from police guards and fled to the consulate on Sept.13.
Black people in the lobby and in the street outside chanted "Viva,"
while riot police, armed with truncheons and shotguns, stood by and po-
lice camera crews filmed the.event.
The activists - senior officials of banned anti-apartheid organizations
- were greeted by scores of supporters and journalists in the lobby of the
In. the last two years, over 30,000 people have been detained under
South Africa's emergency regulations, which allow indefinite detention
without charges or a trial. At least 1,000 have been detained for more than
3 Americans win Nobel prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in
physics yesterday for discovering a way to use beams of neutrinos to peer
deeper into the fundamental structure of matter. The new laureates are
Leon Lederman, Melvin Schwartz, and Jack Steinberger.
Their work was carried out in the 1960s and it "opened entirely new
opportunities for research into the innermost structure and dynamics of
matter," according to the report of the Royal Academy of Sciences.
It also cited their discovery of the muon neutrino. Neutrinos are ex-
tremely small particles - even on the subatomic scale- with no elec-
trical charge. They interact very weakly with other forms of matter and
could easily pass through a layer of lead trillions of miles thick without
being diverted from their course, according to the Nobel citation.
"This is an experiment that was published in 1961," said Lederman.
"Those poor guys in Stockholm have been puzzling over it ever since and
finally decided it was good stuff."
Convict's second chance lost
after 14 years of 'model' life
A convicted murderer who escaped from prison in 1974 while on a
weekend furlough was arrested 14 years later as a popular Southern
California business executive and part-time actor.
Arthur Bembury, 37, was sentenced to life in prison in June, 1971
after being convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his
He was regarded as a model citizen during his second life, where he was
known as Doug Henare, a sucessful real estate broker in Marina del Rey
and a actor who had a small part in the recent movie "Colors."
Friends said Bembury was a tireless volunteer who helped youngsters.
Bembury moved into the administration bf the American Youth
Foundation, a treatment center for abused children, opened a group home,
earned a college degree and pursued his career.
Pumping iron has replaced
flower power. Pinstripes have
replaced paisley. And Wall Street
has replaced Woodstock.
But of all the major changes that
have taken place since the 60's,one
is hardly visible at all: the change
that has taken place in the Pill.
In 1960, the Pill contained as
much as 150 mcgs. of the hormone
estrogen. Today, it's down to 35
mcgs. or less. That's afraction of the
Yet, today's Pill is as effective as
yesterday's. In fact, it's still the most
effective birth control available
other than sterilization.
But is the Pill right for you? You
should see your doctor to help you
answer that. If the answer is yes,
then the ultimate decision is yours.
And it's important that you learn all
you can about oral contraceptives.
First and foremost, what are the
risks? Does the Pill cause cancer?
Will it make you less fertile? Do you
need to take a rest from it? These are
just a few questions that have sur-
rounded the Pill since 1960. Ques-
tions which must be addressed by
you and your physician.
What about the Pill and breast
cancer? Although there are conflict-
ing reports concerning this issue,
the Centers for Disease Control
reported that women who took the
Pill, even for 15 years, ran no higher
risk of breast cancer than women
who didn't. The CDC also reported
that ovarian and uterine cancer are
substantially less common among
women who use oral contraceptives.
The Pill has been shown to have
other health benefits as well. Pill
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in the Pill have
indicate that if you were fertile
before you took the Pill, taking it
will not affect your ability to have
children later. Some women may
experience a short period of read-
justment after discontinuing the
Pill. Even so, most women usually
become pregnant soon.
One piece of advice you may have
heard if you're on the Pill is that you
should take an occasional rest from
it. Yet there's no medical basis for
this advice. Furthermore, a rest
could turn out to be anything but
restful, since switching to a less
effective form of birth control
increases your chances for un-
Now that you know what the risks
aren't, you should know what the
risks are. For example, if you are
taking the Pill, you should not
smoke. Especially if you are over 35.
Cigarette smoking is known to
increase the risk of serious and pos-
sibly life-threatening adverse effects
on the heart and blood vessels from
Pill use. What's more, women with
certain conditions or medical histo-
ries should not use the Pill.
Even if you're already on the Pill,
you should see your doctor at least
once a year. And read the patient
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