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Inventors' contest
*find young Einstein

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by Jennifer Hirl
Daily Staff Reporter
Albert Einstein once said, "Everything
should be made as simple as possible, but
not simpler." This year students will have
the opportunity to put this legendary inven-
tor's theory to the test.
The BFGoodrich Foundation will be
sponsoring the BFGoodrich Collegiate
Inventors' Program, a nationwide competi-
tion to select three outstanding student in-
ventions in the United States.
Downs Herold, the University's director
of Liaison Industrial Development
Division, has arranged for the National
Invention Center staff members to visit the
University to explain the competition and
distribute application forms.
The contest is open to all University
students as well as students from surround-
ing universities and colleges.
"Inventors are everywhere, not just in
engineering and in science. Everyone can
come up with a gadget to help cther peo-

ple," Herold said.
BFGoodrich, headquartered in Akron,
Ohio, is a chemical and aerospace com-
pany. The corporation's reputation is built
on the strength of its technology and com-
mitment to research and development.
The purpose of the BFGoodrich
Collegiate Inventors' Program is to en-
hance student interest in scientific problem-
solving, to stimulate interest in American
technology and economic leadership, and to
promote understanding of the U.S. patent
system and intellectual property rights.
Student inventions can be entered in one
of three patent areas for competition: util-
ity, design, and plant patents.
BFGoodrich will be searching for cre-
ative and unique inventions. "In order to
win, it will have to be something like a
real money-maker or a saving grace, like a
new device to help paraplegics," Herold

Students are urged to work with a fac-
ulty advisor. BFGoodrich intends to recog-
nize successful student-advisor problem
solving -and collaboration on projects lead-
ing to inventions that can be patented.
The winners of the contest will be
awarded $5,000 and their faculty advisor
will receive $2,500.
"They (BFGoodrich) want to encourage
faculty into having them sponsor a student.
Professors might consider the contest as a
requirement for their students in class,"
Herold said.
"I'm a little worried that Michigan stu-
dents are too busy this term, but if people
have had an idea, this may give them the
opportunity to put it to use," he said.
Two mass meetings will be held tomor-
row at 4:30 p.m. in Hale Auditorium,
School of Business Administration and at
7:30 in the Auditorium at the Chrysler
Center on North Campus.

CP&P helps students plan futures

by Deborah Chien
Graduating students facing the unpleas-
ant realization that they will soon join the
work force full time often find themselves
unprepared to conduct a job search.
The Office of Career Planning &
Placement is planning a variety of seminars
to help those students plan for the future.
Program topics include resume writing,
writing effective cover letters, and sharpen-
ing interviewing skills.
The professional staff of CP&P, who
have been trained and updated on the trends
of the business world, will conduct the

LSA junior Nichelle Hughley said she
found last year's programs informative. She
explained, "It helped clarify what I already
knew, and I learned how to make myself
outstanding. The amount of information
may seem overwhelming, but the people
who run the sessions are concerned with
that and try not to overload."

A major upcoming event is Career Expo
1990, where students can meet with em-
ployers and learn about various career op-
portunities. Similarly, students interested
in attending graduate school can meet with
representatives from schools on Graduate
and MBA Day and Pre-Law Day. Career
Expo 1990 will be held all day Oct. 25;
Graduate and MBA day will be held from
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31.

Behind the eight ball
LSA Senior Thomas Lee goes to the Union Pool Room to practice everyday. Although his
game has improved, he still considers himself an amateur.

LSA sophomore Roderick Moore who
also attended the sessions last year, said To take advantage of on-campus inter-
they "enhanced my skills. Resume writing views for full-time jobs, students can regis-
is easy now, and I'm very relaxed at inter- ter for the On-Campus Recruitment
views." Program.

Continued from page 1
Treasury, Bush made it clear he
would welcome an increased role by
the IMF in the panel's deliberations.
"The political leadership of the
U.N. must be matched by the eco-
nomic leadership of the IMF and the
World Bank," he said.
Earlier in the day, World Bank
President Barber Conable outlined
emergency plans to help resettle

hundreds of thousands of refugees
fleeing Iraq and Kuwait.
Bush noted the refugee crisis, as
well as unemployment problems and
serious disruptions in the crisis and
flow of oil.
"This staggering burden, which is
pressing upon those most seriously
affected countries, calls for a gener-
ous response from the world com-
munity," Bush said.
He noted that the United States
had already begun mobilizing finan-
cial help for front-line states such as
Egypt, Jordan and Turkey.

State to battle for waste disposal money

LANSING (AP) - Michigan is
preparing to go to court in a dispute
over money it says it needs to pro-
vide a low-level radioactive waste
disposal facility, officials said yes-
James Cleary, commis-
sioner of the Michigan Low-Level
Radioactive Waste Authority, said
the state will seek a declaratory
judgment in U.S. District Court that

the State should get money.
However, a spokesman for
Attorney General Frank Kelley said
the issue is still under review and a
final decision has not been made.
Michigan has been denied
$1.9 million it says it needs to study
78 potential areas for the storage fa-
cility. The money has been withheld
by the Midwest Interstate Low-Level
Radioactive Waste Commission, the

body that in 1987 chose Michigan to
provide the first regional disposal
"We feel the process ...
hasn't been followed in its entirety
by the compact commission and
some of the contingencies they ap-
plied to the budget ... are possibly
not valid," Cleary said.
The opportunity to seek a
declaratory judgment is included in

the agreement setting up the Mid-
west commission, in case disputes
arise over the budget.
"If you're at odds on the
budget, one party can file and ask for
review of the reasonableness" of the
decision, Cleary said.
Gregg Larson, executive di-
rector of the Midwest commission,
said Cleary's comments didn't sur-
prise him.

Continued from page 1
more of us are going to find $1.60
to $1.85 gasoline," Beutel said.
"We're probably going to see the
average consumer pay 50 percent
more for heating oil than he did last
Oil at $60 could push gasoline
over $2 at the pump, the experts
Gasoline and heating oil are
commonly watched when crude starts
getting more expensive. But


the price of many other items would
also be affected.
America is so dependent on oil that
Air fares have increased to
accommodate higher jet fuel, while
drugs and food would also be
affected. They depend on oil for their
production, transportation and
Beutel said each $10 increase in
oil adds about 1 percent to the
inflation rate.


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Jewish experiences... is the virtue of
gratitude. Very few people have
demonstrated such a fervor in their
gratitude as we have. To celebrate
Jewish art is to turn that art into an
act of gratitude. I believe that when
we celebrate Jewish arts, we cele-
brate responsibility too. How far
does my responsibility go?"
Wiesel concluded the lecture with
a simple story with a strong mes-
sage: "If I go on shouting louder and
louder, it is because I don't want
them to change me."
At the press conference before the
Continued from page 1
newsletter's editor.
Sinai pointed to negative eco-
nomic data already available for July
and August and said, "It looks like
the recession started in the third quar-
"The economy ground to a halt in
the second quarter and is in the pro-
cess of contracting right now," added
Richard Rahn, chief economist for
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
A price index tied to the GNP
was unchanged at the annual rate of
3.9 percent in the second quarter. But
with the surge in oil prices, inflation

lecture, Wiesel said that modern
youth must remember "that it is al-
ways possible to be human in an in-
human society, that is an important
lesson. Some people are afraid of re-
sponsibility. It is easy to say what
could I have done? But then look at
As for students today, Wiesel
said, "There is a very heavy respon-
sibility on their shoulders. We ex-
pect much from them: survival, de-
cency, and humanity. We have to
give them the impetus to accept that
as measured in the Consumer Price
Index jumped 0.8 percent in August
alone. The higher prices will be re-
flected in the third-quarter GNP re-
The price of oil before the Iraqi
invasion was less than $20 a barrel.
It reached a record $38 a barrel at one
point on Monday.
The department originally had es-
timated the economy grew at a 1.2
percent rate from April through
June, after advances of 1.7 percent in
the first quarter and 2.5 percent in
1989 and 4.5 percent in 1988.
But it said yesterday that more
complete data showed weaker net ex-
ports and lower inventory accumula-
tion than first thought.



to be a part of the
Homecoming '90
Planning Committee


Thursday, September 27
UAC office
2301 Union

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Guest Speaker:
Fr. Angelo Artemas,
Pastor of Holy Trinity
Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
Toledo. Ohio



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