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Prof. asks
city for
aew name
for street
byMelissa Peerless
Washtenaw will have no place on
Pitoher Street if Prof. Nicholas Ste-
neck has his way.
Steneck has written a letter to
Ann Arbor City Council member
r Borda (R-Fifth Ward) proposing
a. the name of Washtenaw Place
be changed to Pitcher Street.
Washtenaw Place provides access
to the Medical Campus from Ann
Arbor. Couzens Residence Hall is
also located on the street.
Steneck, director of the Historical
Center for the Health Sciences and a
History professor, has chosen this
name to honor Zina Pitcher, a
*ysician and University regent who
was instrumental in establishing the
University's medical program in the
An addition, Pitcher set up hospi-
tals in Kalamazoo and Detroit,.
served as Detroit's mayor, was a
pivptal figure in Michigan's early
Medical Societies, and edited the
stat''s first medical journal.
i3orda plans to present his pro-
sal to the Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil' when he feels that their is sup-
port for the plan.
"I won't put the proposal on the
council table if I don't think it will
pass," Borda added.
"What I'm doing now is trying to
find out if there's any support for
changing the name," Borda said.

Iowa based book co-op
planning to ,open at
SBE expects new competition

by Lari Barager
Daily Staff Reporter
A non-profit student-owned book
cooperative based in Iowa City is
planning to expand to Ann Arbor
next semester.
The Delouiser Corporation,
which owns a book co-op at the
University of Iowa in Iowa City,
wants to open a second store in Ann
Iowa student Andre Delouiser
started the co-op in reaction to a
monopoly on student bookstores in
Iowa City.
Delouiser said, "Every university
should have a co-op. We see it as a
need everywhere. Bookstores out
there really have a monopoly. They
can charge whatever they want to,
especially since teachers order texts
from specific stores."
The University is also faced with
a monopoly. Michigan Book &
Supply and Ulrich's are both owned
by the Nebraska Book Company of
Lincoln, Nebraska, and Barnes &
Noble in the Union is a branch of a
national chain. But unlike the Uni-
versity of Iowa, Michigan already
has a student textbook co-op: The
Student Book Exchange (SBE).
"(SBE) was started by the stu-
dents for fellow students," said SBE
site-coordinator Nikki Smejkal.
"We've been working on this for
some time. For someone else to

come in and try to do the same thing
would be detrimental to our organi-
zation. It would be competing with
us," Smejkal said.
"If it's to help the students -
best of luck to them. As a student
myself, I would support it if we
didn't already have SBE," Smejkal
'Bookstores out there
really have a
monopoly. They can
charge whatever they
want to...'
- Andre Delouiser
Co-op organizer
Unlike the Student Book Ex-
change, which is only in operation
for a few weeks each semester, the
Iowa City Co-op operates year-
round. Delouiser said he is currently
looking for a location in Ann Arbor.
Along with offering books at a
discounted rate, the Iowa co-op also
provides other services for students.
To receive these services, Iowa
students become members of the co-
op for either a semester or a year.
The fee is $6 per semester. "The cost
might be more for Ann Arbor be-

cause the market is different," De-
louiser said. The Iowa City branch
currently has 2000 members.
"People can bring papers and we
word-process them. We can help you
locate an apartment or find trans-
portation for spring break," De-
louiser said. The co-op has also set
up a student tutoring program.
Delouiser is trying to initiate a
work-study program at Iowa."Right
now, most tutors can't get work
study," Delouiser said.
"We take used books on con-
signment and keep them for at least
a year. That way there's more avail-
ability for the book to be bought,"
Delouiser said.
The price range of used books
varies. "You can get almost any pa-
perback for $1," Delouiser said. As
for the larger text books, he added,
"If they're members, we can usually
bring the cost down 20 to 30
"We can have a book sent any-
where - from the publisher or if
we have it in stock," Delouiser said.
The co-op allows students to order
specific books directly from the
"We can get books at cost, with-
out the mark-up. The only thing the,
student has to pay is freight which
usually costs about $1.50," De-
louiser said.

LSA senior Ian Verstegen relaxes with the Daily crossword puzzle and
junk food during a break from his class in the Art School. The lounge is
open to students each day, serving food and coffee.

doting Gulf support, Baker


Says U.S.'
Bosh administration indicated yester-
day it is considering helping the So-
viet Uinion get through the winter
ith emergency food and medical
Uipplies and with trade benefits.
Preisdential spokesperson Marlin
Fitzwater said President Bush may
grant trade concessions even if the
Soviets do not pass a liberalized em-

will send Soviets aid

igration law, which the United
States has long said must precede
Fitzwater cited the severity of So-
viet economic problems and a desire
to reward Mosow for its political
help with the Persian Gulf crisis.
In Houston, Secretary of State
James Baker III gave the clearest
sign yet that the adminstration was
prepared to help the Soviet Union

with food and other supplies.
"As far as humanitarian assistance,
medical assistance, food and that sort
of thing, I know the president will
be forthcoming with respect to try-
ing to help," Baker said after Soviet
Foreign Minister Eduard Shevard-
nadze specifically requested food aid.

New energy policies reviewed

*ush administration is reviewing
scores of ideas for reducing
America's dependence on foreign oil,
including imposing a 50-cent-a-
gallon gas tax and easing
enyironmental barriers for building
energy plants.
Although in the works for nearly
two years, Energy Department offi-
cials say the crafting of a national,
gbolicy gained momentum and
urgency after the Persian Gulf crisis
cast a spotlight on U.S. reliance on
oi imports.
But the deliberations already have
come under criticism from environ-

"There's no vision. There is
simply a long list of options," says
Christopher Flavin, an energy expert
for Worldwatch Institute.
The administration, Flavin said,
appears to have no specific goals for
cutting U.S. reliance on foreign oil.
Other environmentalists say it's
becoming clear the energy plan
likely will rely heavily on boosting
energy production.
"All signs point to a policy that
will reward and placate entrenched
energy interests" at the expense of
conservation and development of
renewable energy such as wind and
solar, said Edwin Rothschild, energy
policy director for Citizen Action, a
Washington-based consumer

advocacy group.
To increase domestic energy pro-
duction, the proposals include every-
thing from tax credits for oil and gas
drilling to opening federal lands -
including wilderness areas, the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge and parts
of the Outer Continental Shelf - to
oil companies.
Linda Stuntz, assistant undersecre-
tary for policy and planning at the
Energy Department, disputes the
criticism and says the final plan will
set forth goals to cut the need for
imported oil.
She said she expects "a balanced
menu of both supply and demand"
proposals, but declined to discuss
specific options.
The proposals, some of which are
almost sure to be abandoned, include
such ideas as imposing a 50-cent-a-
gallon gasoline tax, setting federal
energy efficiency standards for new
houses, and requiring automakers to
increase fuel economy of new cars
by about a third.

Focus on Film
LSA seniors Sharon Oster and Gabe Orzame edit their film yesterday in the
in English 417 must create his or her own documentary film as a final projec
Birth control method



What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Attention all. groups that make submissions
to the List or the Weekend List:
Beginning in January, the List In Weekend Magazine will
Include performances, movies and other entertainment
e'ents for the entire week, Friday through Thursday. For
this reason, we ask that you submit such items at least one
week before the issue of Weekend in which you want your

Food and Drug Administration yes-
terday approved the first major new
method of birth control for American
women in three decades - a long-
acting contraceptive implant called
Women's health groups said the
approval gives Americans a contra-
ceptive choice already available to
women in 16 other countries. But,
they said, it also highlights how few
birth-control choices American
women have.
"In many ways this is good news,
but it's only the first new method in
30 years and we are going to have to
see how it plays itself out," said
Jeannie Rosoff, president of the Alan
Guttmacher Institute, a group that
researches contraceptive issues.
Norplant consists of six silicone
rubber rods about an inch and a third
long. That are inserted in a fan-like

arrangement under the skin of a
woman's inner arm above the elbow.
The minor surgical procedure is done
with local anesthetic in a doctor's of-
fice or a clinic.
The rods contain a hormone that's
released slowly over five years. The
implants can be removed anytime
and fertility is quickly restored.
Norplant is 99 percent effective for
women weighing less than 150
pounds. It may be less effective in
heavier women, according to the
New York-based Population
Council, which developed Norplant.
It will be marketed by Wyeth-
Ayerst Laboratories of Philadelphia
and company officials expect the
drug to be commercially available in
The company has not said what it
will charge for Norplant, and
women's health groups say cost will
be a key factor in how widely used
the method becomes.

Planned Parenthood will train its
physicians and other professional
health staff in how to implant the
device, but how available it will be
through its clinics will depend on
how affordable it is, said Dr. Amy.
Pollack, associate medical director
for Planned Parenthood Federation.
C. Wayne Bardin, vice president
and director of medical research for '
the Population Council, said last ,
week he had been told the price
would be in the range of $200 to
$300, not including the cost of im-
planting the device.
Norplant's major side effect is
menstrual irregularities, including
prolonged periods and spotting be-
tween periods. About 15 percent of~
women who have the implant have
it removed because of bleeding,
Bardin said.
Other side effects include occa-
sional headaches, mood changes,
nausea and acne, the FDA said.

itym to run.
Ann Arbor Committee to De-
fend Abortion and Reproduc-
tivea Rights, weekly meeting. East
Quad Tyler 24&26, 6:30-8.
Iranian Student Cultural Club,
weekly meeting. Michigan League,
Barbershop Harmonizer Cho-
r'ls, weekly meeting. For info call
}John Hancock (769-8169). Saint
Luke's Episcopal Church, 120 N.
Huron St., Ypsilanti.
Asian American Association,
weekly meeting. Featuring guest
speaker Prof, Linda Lim on "Big
Boom in Asia." Trotter House,
Students Concerned About
Animal Rights, weekly meeting.
EDominick's, 7:30.
Asian Studies Student Asso-
ciation, weekly meeting. Lane Hall
Commons Rm., 7:00.

"Craniofacial Surgery: Timing
and Outcome," Dr. Steven Cohen,
speaker. North Ingalls Bldg., 10th
level, Rm. 1000, noon.
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi. Last day
of service is Dec. 11.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
Last day of service is Dec. 11.
ECB Peer Writing Tutorseavali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Cycling Club weekly
rides. For info call Scott Robinson
(764-2739) or Robin Pena (764-
1723). Men leave Hill Aud. at 3:30,
women at 5:30.
Kaffeestunde, weekly German
conversations. MLB third floor con-

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