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The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, September 26, 1989 - Paoe3

.Seeks new
proj ects
!y Jennifer Miller
Paily Staff Writer
Pledges at Alpha Phi Omega
don't have to go through a formal
rish system to become a member -
but they must be dedicated to
helping others and volunteering their
(ine for community service.
APO members met last night
Wvith more than 30 leaders of Ann
Zrbor community service
o'rganizations - including
kafehouse and the Red Cross - at
the Michigan League to offer their
Delp and demonstrate the kinds of
community service they perform.
" "I don't think there is a project
we have turned down," said
tngineering Sophomore Helen
fellanca, APO's vice president of
$ervice. "Whatever this community
teeds, we are here to offer."
*APO members are required to do
i0 hours of community service per
emester. The non-Greek co-ed
trternity performs more than 5,000
* ours of service every semester.
The annual Ohio State
rniversity-Michigan blood battle is
ope of APO's largest service
APO started coordinating the
blood drive in 1971 and has won the
championship six years in a row. "It
is a friendly rivalry, and when the
esult is over 13,000 pints of blood
between two schools, we are all
*winners," said University alumna
Maggie Katz, a chapter advisor and
tectional chair responsible for nine
PO chapters in Michigan.
:k The group's national chapters
collected more than 250,000 pints of
blood in less than a year and received
the American Association of Blood
Banks President's Award at the
National Red Cross Convention last
rThe award is given to only one
* rvice group a year.
Community leaders last night
praised APO's past outstanding
community service. "You can just
not imagine how great they have
Made some seniors feel in this
bmmunity," Peggy Hinchey,
executive director of the local Senior
titizens Guild; told the audience.
Michigan's APO membership
*hs surged in the past 10 years. "I've
seen this chapter come from 15
Mdembers up to the largest chapter i
(he region, and if they continue, they
re going to be the largest in the
Pnited States," said Bobby Hainline,
te group's regional director.

College offers rebates


tuition incr

by Mary Anne Chase
To help students in the struggle
to afford a college education, one
state college has come up with a
new idea - rebates on tuition in-
All first-year students pursuing a
degree this fall at Dearborn's Henry
Ford Community College will be el-
igible to participate in the school's
new tuition increase rebate program.
The program, the first of its kind
in the nation, will enable .future
graduates to receive a rebate on all
tuition increases assessed after the
term in which he or she initially en-
rolls. To obtain the rebate, the stu-
dent must earn a degree within four
years, and all courses must be taken
at Henry Ford.
"The goal is to respond to our
student's needs," said Randall Miller,

vice president of college relations at
the community college. To remain
competitive, he said, the college had
to find a way to fight consistently
rising tuition rates, which have re-
cently outpaced inflation.
Miller said the program would be
much harder to implement at other
colleges and universities. He stressed
that many other costs, besides educa-
tion, are factored into the tuition in-
"The pressure is all the way
around," he said. Besides academic
expenditures, colleges and universi-
ties are "expected to provide a more
complex system of services," such
as student services, development
studies, counseling and health ser-
"The variables considered in the
cost function are very different for a

community college," than a college
like the University of Michigah,
Miller added.
Richard Kennedy, the University
of Michigan's vice president of gav
ernment relations, agreed. "Th4
complex nature of programs that go
on here would make such a program'
(in the immediate sense) cost-prq-
hibitive," he said. "Under the right
circumstances, a tuition freeze could
work, but no one has figured out ,a
way to make up for revenues else-
Associate Vice President of
Academic Affairs Robert Holbrook
said it would be difficult to imple-
ment a tuition freeze in four years.
For example, Holbrook said, many
students take longer than four years
to complete their undergraduate de-

Archaeologists work to save
Indian bones from destruction

ConstructionJONATHAN USS/Dailv
Though the new chemistry building has been completed, signs of
construction still remain.
Prisoner continues
to be force fed

Associated Press
Major museums are returning their collections of
Indian bones to tribes for reburial, but Michigan ar-
chaeologists say many remain in private hands or,
worse, are being destroyed rather than reported.
"The biggest problem is development. Bones are
found by contractors and developers and their discovery
is hushed up," state archaeologist John Halsey said
yesterday in Lansing.
State law requires anyone who finds human remains
to report the discovery to the police, who in turn must
inform Halsey's office of Indian finds. Yet Halsey said
he receives fewer than one or two calls a year.
Most people, he said, don't want the hassle of con-
struction delays while archaeologists survey their land.
And most police departments don't think the finds are
important enough to report, he said.
"It's very frustrating," he said.
Michigan Indian tribes continually have pressed for
the return or reburial of the bones and relics of their
ancestors. Most Michigan institutions have complied,
although some, such as the University of Michigan,
have held onto skeletons pre-dating 1650, arguing that
they are "pre-history" and therefore valuable for re-
"A trained archaeologist looks at a human skeleton
as a form of data," said Gordon Grosscup, acting
chairman of anthropology at Wayne State University.

"As an archaeologist, my concern is the preservation
of data. Burying in the ground is not a good way ©f
preserving data."
Earlier this month, the Smithsonian Institution an-
nounced it will turn over 18,600 American Indian re-
mains to tribes that want their ancestors reburied.
To the outrage of some, Indian remains still find
their way into Michigan museum displays. A Detrit
woman said she was angry when she opened a woven
basket at a Mackinac Island museum last monthie
find a skull, presumably Indian.
"I took it kind of personally," said Rene Rochester,
a Cherokee. The skull was kept at the John Stuart
House, a museum rum by the village of Mackinl i
Island. Curator Dan Seeley said he found the skull two
years ago in a muddy ditch where village workers were
replacing sewer lines.
"I simply cleaned him off and forgot about it,"
Seeley said yesterday. Since Rochester's unhappy en-
counter, Seeley said, he has buried the skull in the
museum backyard.
"There was nothing disrespectful about this," he
said. "The respectful thing was to pick him out of he
mud in the first place."
Human skeletons on Mackinac Island are nothing
new, Seeley added, because the island was a ceremonial
burial ground for Indian tribes who believed it was in,
habited by the Great Spirit.

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A
prisoner who says God wants him to
fast to prove his innocence continued
to be force-fed yesterday after agree-
ing to have his live-in companion
named as his guardian.
Rene Acuna, serving a life sen-
tence at the State Prison of Southern
Michigan for conspiracy to deliver,
and delivery of, more than two
pounds of cocaine, consented to the
naming of Anna Acuna as his
guardian at a hearing before Jackson
County Probate Judge Fred Sill.
The tube feeding began after his
weight decreased to 107- pounds,
dropping from 190 because of the
fast, which has lasted longer than
any other in the state of Michigan,
according to Department of Correc-
tions officials.
Anna Acuna said after the hearing
that she has agreed to continue the

force-feeding because he looked
weak, despite having gained six
pounds since receiving nourishment.
Prison officials refused to let re-
porters attend the hearing, which was
held inside the prison hospital,
"because they felt it would draw addi-
tional publicity to him and force
him to maintain a behavior that
wasn't in his long-term interest,"
said Gail Light, spokesperson for the
Department of Corrections


What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Michigan Student Assembly
Meeting - The student gov't
meets at 7:30 in room 3909 of the
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry - 6:30 p.m. at Hillel
Indian & Pakistani-American
Students' Council - Weekly
meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Welker
Room of the Union
Recycling advocates training
meeting - 7-9 p.m. in the Pond
koom of the Union
4'A View from the Top: The
Corporate Manager" - with
Dr. Thomas Cannon; Sponsored by
the Society of Minority
Engineering Students at 6:30 p.m.
in 1500 EECS
"Utilization of Sigmatrophy for
Expedient Synthesis of Natural
Products" - the 29th. annual
Bachmann Memorial Lecture with
Prof. Leo Paquette of Ohio State
University; 3:30 p.m. in Room
1800 of the Dow Lab
"Perfect Order Versus
Imperfections in the Early
History of Solid State Physics"
- W. Conyers Herring, professor
emeritus at Stanford University,
will speak at 4 p.m. in Rackham

Webb; noon to 1 p.m. in 1524
Career Planning & Placement
Programming - Resume Lecture
from 4:10 to 5 p.m. at the Union
Wolverine Room; Writing Cover
Letters form 5:10 to 6 p.m. in the
Union Wolverine Room; Job
Search Lecture from 4:10 to 5 p.m.
in 1040 Dana Building
Senior Portraits - portraits will
be taken from 8:30 to 5 p.m. on
the 2d floor of the UGLi
Spark Revolutionary History
Series - A fight for
freedom: Working people fight for a
better life; the charist movement of
1838-1848; from 7 to 8 p.m. in
118 MLB
Michigan Student
Assembly/Palestine Solidarity
Committee Delegation - mem-
bers of the delegation will speak in
a panel discussion at 7:0 p.m. at
the Guild House
"Higher Education for
Southern Women after the Civil
War: The Curriculum as a Tool
of Socialization" -a speech by
Johnetta Brazzell (Ph. D. candidate)
in the research Luncheon Series of
CEW's Black Women in Transition
Series; from noon to 1:30 p.m. in
the conference room above the
Comerica Bank at the Corner of N.
University and S. Thayer Streets
English Composition Board peer
tutors available; Angell-Haven
and 611 Computing Centers;

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