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Page 2- The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, October 25, 1989
LAGROC

Continued from Page 1
LSA Rep. Bryan Mistele, who
voted for recognition, said he had
found three U.S. Supreme Court
cases that would support the assem-
bly's decision.
Mistele added that he was unafraid
of the threat to force MSA members
to resign. "CSJ doesn't have the
power to remove members of the
assembly," he said.

CSJ Chief Justice Laura Miller
said the members of the judiciary
would be meeting tomorrow to set a
date on a pre-trial hearing. She said
LaGROC's case would be heard
sometime in November.
"We're going to be looking at
what MSA rules student organiza-
tions must adhere to in order to be
recognized," Miller said.
Miller added that she hopes the
judiciary is able to solve the issue
once and for all.

'U' post-doc wins
national award for
'best dissertation'

by Diane Cook
Daily Research Reporter
Thomas LaVeist, a post-doctoral
fellow in the Department of Public
Health Policy at the University's
School of Public Health, has re-
ceived the 1989 American Sociolog-
ical Association's (ASA) award for
the best dissertation in Medical So-
ciology.
LaVeist's paper, based on his dis-
sertation, is titled "The Political
Power and Health Status of Urban
Blacks: Mapping a New Territory."
The dissertation was chosen from a
selection of entrants across the coun-
try.
"I was surprised because the work
that I do, I think, is outside of the
mainstream of Medical Sociology
because I try to infuse general socio-
logical theory to address medical so-
ciological questions," said LaVeist.
"I think that this is significant
because it shows that the ways in
which societies are organized can
have an effect on people's health,"
he said. "Depending upon a person's
social class or race or gender, that
person is put into certain positions
in society that can have an effect on
their health."
TANKS
Continued from Page 1
The movie Altered States fea-
tured similar, but less advanced
tanks. Today's tanks are equipped
with stereo and intercom systems
that were absent in the movie. With
the intercom system, floaters can
call out significant thoughts or ideas
they have for a monitor to record.
The tanks draw a variety of users
for a variety of uses.
Last week, members of the Ann
Arbor Pioneer High School varsity
cross country team each took a float
in the tanks. The team watched an
improve your running tape.
"They ran really well the next
meet," said coach Don Sleeman
"(But) they ran really well last week
too. I don't think you can equate the
tanks to good performance."
Sleeman said the runners may
have gained a "slight mental edge."
The teamdoes not plan to go back
to the Center before their state meet
in two weeks.
LSA junior Tim Livingston used

LaVeist compiled his data from
cities across the nation which had at
least 50,000 residents and at least a
10 percent Black population.

note that given the cultural diversity
MY INORITIES of minority students it is crucial to
Continued from Page 1 continue to support and to develop
those types of cultural activities so-
eral regulations and the complexity cial and academic programs, and or-
of the issue. ganization that foster identification
Although improvements in ad- with each racial/ethnic group's her-
missions and financial aid procedures itage."
are critical to minority recruitment Recently, the effect of minority
and retention, the report says, they lounges was debated in an article in
alone are not sufficient to sustain the Consider Magazine. College Repub-
desired minority enrollment levels. licans Chair Glenn Kotcher con-
ASIDE FROM FINANCIAL tended they were "segregated by de-
considerations, the report emphasized sign", accusing them of promoting
that the University had fallen short "alienation and suspicion among the
of creating an environment which races."
was comfortable for minority stu- However, Michigan Student
:dents. Assembly Minority Affairs Coin-
"Once the students are here, they mission Chair Delro Harris said,
must make every effort to succeed, "The point is not to make others feel
dnd we must strive -to provide the uncomfortable. But if being exposed
'educational and social environment to another side of Americana makes
that will maximize their chances for you uneasy, then where does the
success," the report stressed. problem lie?"
The report also encouraged the The report concluded that if mi-
University to take into account the nority students feel they are con-
different cultural backgrounds and stantly fighting against popular cul-
life-styles of the minority students ture, many will decide to leave the
population. "... It is important to University.

LaVe ist
He found that the Black infant
mortality rate increased in segregated
cities. In cities where Blacks were
politically empowered, however, the
infant mortality rate was lower,
though the white infant mortality
rate remained constant. LaVeist con-
sidered the rates as illustrators of the
quality of living the given groups
were experiencing.
"(LaVeist's dissertation) was ex-
tremely well written and was about a
problem of compelling sociological
significance - differences between
Black and white infant mortality
rates."
the tanks this summer to relax. "All
of a sudden something would work
itself out," said Livingston. "And I
would think, 'Wow, I didn't know
that was tight."'
Livingston was apprehensive
about using the tanks at first. "The
idea of stepping buck naked into a
tank takes a leap of faith," he said.
"But I liked it," he added, "maybe
if I wasn't so poor, I would go there
more often."
The price for a University stu-
dent, faculty or staff member's first
one hour float is $10 and $15 for
each subsequent float. After Novem-
ber, all floats will be $15. For the
general public, the cost is $25 per
hour.
Twigg said about 10 to 15 people
use the tanks each day. He estimated
that 20 to 30 percent of the users are
students.
The Center, which also offers
sports massage, is located between
the Ann Arbor Court Club and the
Powerhouse Gym. This provides a
convenient way to, "relax physically
and workout mentally," Twigg said.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and staff reports
Amnesty Int'l. reports highest
number of executions since '81
LONDON - Government agents in at least two dozen countries
illegally killed tens of thousands of people in 1988, Amnesty
International said today.
Also, 1,903 prisoners were executed under death penalty laws in 35
countries last year, the highest number of such executions since 1981, the
organization said in its annual global survey of human rights abuses.
It cited alleged violations in 133 countries, ranging from the activities
of death squads in Latin America to the harassment of church groups in
China, the mistreatment of imprisoned Aborigines in Australia and the
lengthy pre-trial detention of a Puerto Rican independence campaigner.
The report said more than half the world's governments tortured or
mistreated prisoners and one-third of them jailed prisoners of conscience,
whom Amnesty International defines as those locked up for the non-
violent exercise of their human rights.
Alar ban may cause dearth
of certain apple varieties
YAKIMA, Wash. - Consumers soon may find Macintosh
computers easier to buy than red McIntosh apples, thanks to the chemical
scare that led growers to stop using the growth-regulator Alar.
Consumers will have to learn not to judge an apple by its color,
industry experts say, because without Alar it will be difficult to achieve
the ripe reds of the past.
This is the first year that Alar, labeled a possible carcinogen by a
consumer group in February, was not widely used on the nation's apple
crop.
Michigan supplies about 7 percent of the nation's apples, and
growers there aren't expecting much effect from the loss of Alar because
they haven't used it in recent years.
The situation is more troubling for Washington growers, particularly
in warm areas like the Columbia River basin. Alar was needed keep
apples on the trees longer in order to develop a deeper red color.
Flint ordinance requires
registration of weapons
FLINT - Residents who own assault weapons, including AK-47 and
Colt AR-15 rifles, would be required to register them under an ordinance
approved by City Council.
The ordinance, passed 5-4 Monday night, also includes Uzi carbines
and mini-carbines.
Previous versions of the ordinance, introduced by Councilmember
John Tucker, would have banned sale or possession of assault weapons.,
Deputy City Attorney Ray Branch said Tuesday.
Residents failing to register their assault weapons with the city could
face a midsummer charge punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $500
fine, Branch said.
The ordinance will take effect in 30 days unless vetoed by Mayor
Matthew Collier.
Pres. Bush seeks smoother
relations with Congress
WASHINGTON - President Bush, seeking to smooth relations with
Congress, said Monday he has "no differences at all" with the chairperson
of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the ground rules for covert
actions overseas.
The president reportedly complained to Senate Republicans in private
last week that the restrictions, if narrowly interpreted, could have required
American officials to warn Panamanian Gen. Manuel Atonio Noriega in
advance of any impending coup that could endanger his life.
Sen. David L. Boren, D-Okla., the chairperson of the intelligence
panel, responded angrily Sunday night, saying "the American people are
deliberately misled" by selective leaks of "highly classified
correspondence."
But Bush told reporters, "I have no difference at all with Mr. Boren on
all of this, and he knows it, and we know it, and that's a good thing for
the whole situation."
EXTRAS
Gabor sentenced for battery

BEVERLY HILLS - A judge today sentenced Zsa Zsa Gabor to three
days in jail and 120 hours of community service for slapping a police
officer.
"If you strike a cop, you go to jail," Municipal Judge Charles Rubin
said in sentencing the Hungarian-born actress for battery on a police
officer, driving without a valid driver's license, and having an open
container of alcohol in her car.
"The law applies equally to everybody, whether they're rich or poor
and whether they're famous or not," Rubin said.
Rubin also fined Gabor $2350.
He ordered her to perform the 120 hours of community service in a
shelter for homeless women. The judge ordered the actress not to say
anything to anyone about the case or give interviews while performing
her community service, and asked reporters to stay away from her.
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every
Pre-med
deserve
a choice?"
Tom Garcia, M.D. (UAG '75)
Cardiologist
Houston, Texas
"The right choice was there when I
needed it. I made that choice, and now I'm
a physician. My alma mater may be just
right for you. It's your choice."

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