The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, January21,1992 -Page3
Students admit that AIDS threat affects b
by Loretta Lee
University students say the
threat of contracting AIDS and
basketball star Magic Johnson's
announcement that he tested HIV-
positive has had a significant effect
on their lifestyles.
LSA senior Heath Sherman said
the threat of AIDS has changed his
behavior at parties. "I don't drink a
lot to get drunk. I guess that de-
creases your ability to do things
that you don't want to do, you
know, positions where your hor-
mones can control you without
Joseph Jones, a third-year stu-
dent at Arizona State University
who currently resides in Ann
Arbor, also said the threat of AIDS
has changed his sexual behavior.
Jones said that although he has
always used condoms, he added, "I
don't sleep with as many people as
I used to.
"A few people on the Michigan
basketball team that I know of
that are good friends of mine have
stopped having sex with a lot of
people," Jones said. "But I know of
a lot of other friends that just
sleep around still. I guess it really
doesn't change them. They just
don't think it can happen to them."
LSA junior Susan Howell said
some people she knows do not
recognize their vulnerability of ac-
quiring the HIV virus. "It's too
frightening ... to think it could be
themselves. It's much easier to ig-
nore it and gain the immediate sat-
She said the others think about
AIDS, but don't realize the disease
could affect them.
'I don't think it affects what they're doing ...
Although it's in their minds, I don't think that
they would actually think it would happen to
- Connie Rim
Michigan State University sophomore
Rim said at first she saw AIDS
as a disease that affects homosexu-
als and bisexuals, but as she learned
more about it, she realized the dis-
ease could affect anyone. However,
Rim said that although she prac-
tices safe sex, she still sees herself
as immune to the HIV virus.
"I think a lot of people see it as
I do, that it's just something some-
one else would get," she said.
However, some students said
they think safe sex precautions
were made due to a fear of preg-
nancy - not of the AIDS virus.
"I don't think the precaution is
because of AIDS, but because of
pregnancy or any other ... sexually-
transmitted disease," said LSA se-
nior Julia Schlakman.
Some students said that coming
to the University increased their
awareness of AIDS. "It forced me
to get a test - it forced me to
think a little bit more about it,"
said Engineering sophomore
Davis said she felt it was unfor-
tunate that people are paying less
attention to the dangers of the
AIDS virus since Magic Johnson's
announcement. "At first everyone
really paid attention to it, but I
think it's really gone down now.
People forget very easily ... It's
sorry to say, but we need more
Magic Johnsons," she said.
isfaction of sexual gratification,"
Connie Rim, a sophomore at
Michigan State University, said
that of her sexually active friends,
only about half engage in safe sex.
"I don't think it affects what
they're doing ... Although it's in
their minds, I don't think that they
would actually think it would
happen to them personally," Rim
to protect Arb
by Liz Vogel
Several students who help man-
age the Nichols Arboretum are
speaking out against the recent in-
crease in sledding and traying caused
by last week's snow storms, claim-
ing that students are harming the
Arb's plant life.
Liz Elling, a Natural Resources
graduate student, said she wants
people to understand the damage
caused by sledding in the Arb.
"People don't understand that the
Arb is a living tree museum. This is
the oldest arboretum in the state,"
Gil Jaegar, the superintendent of
the Arb, is responsible for contact-
ing the University Department of
Public Safety if people trespass
after hours, sled, or mountain bike.
He also instructs the police to give
out fines for these violations.
"The Arb is not a park, but has
been treated as a park," Jaegar said.
"The misuse of the hillsides because
of sledding and traying kills the
plant life and erodes the soil. The
beautiful hillsides are slowly being
destroyed," he added.
However, some students said
they feel that the Arb should be
used for all types of enjoyment -
d including sledding.
LSA juniors Amy Gray and
Wendy Wolf were among many
students who went to the Arb to
sled last week, but were chased
away by the University police.
Both Gray and Wolf said they
feel strongly that police patrolling
the Arb is a waste of the Univer-
sity's time and money. "This is un-
fair. If I was at home I'd go sled-
ding, and this is the closest thing to
home," Gray said.
"I think that sledding is minor
compared to the other environmen-
tal problems that face us such as
keeping the lands in Alaska un-
touched or the problem of global
warming," she added.
But some students said preserv-
ing the Arb should be one of the
University's primary concerns.
"The Arb is a rare resource in
this area and can be destroyed. Peo-
ple just have to be a little more con-
siderate," said Chris Kunkle, a first-
year Natural Resources graduate
"I think that if people become
educated in what the Arb is and why
you can't do certain things there, the
majority of them will stop what
they are doing to hurt the Arb," he
NEW YORK (AP) - A top Japanese politician's
claim that the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance is due to
laziness among American workers is inflammatory
and untrue, experts said yesterday.
Yoshio Sakurauchi, speaker of Japan's House of
Representatives, was quoted as saying Sunday that
"American workers don't work hard enough. They
don't work but demand high pay."
Japanese newspapers also quoted Sakurauchi as de-
scribing the United States as "Japan's subcontractor"
and saying, "If America doesn't watch out, it is going
to be judged as finished by the world."
A Sakurauchi aide confirmed the general content of
the reports. But he denied portions that quoted
Sakurauchi as saying managers in the United States
cannot give written orders because one-third of
American workers are illiterate.
The comments are at odds with the experiences of
many Japanese companies with U.S. plants.
"The man is full of baloney. That's a gross exag-
geration of what goes on in America," said Ronald
Shaw, president of Pilot Pen Corp. of America, a U.S.
subsidiary of a Japanese company that makes pens in
Japan's Honda says the workers at its U.S. facto-
ries match the best in the world. It also says the qual-
ity of the cars the American workers turn out equals
that of Japanese-made -londas.
"If we weren't competing on productivity we4
wouldn't be able to compete on price," said Roger
Lambert, spokesman for Honda of America
Manufacturing Inc. in Marysville, Ohio.
Japan's "salarymen" are famous for working more
than 45 hours a week, arriving early and not leaving
until early evening or later.
But whether that hyper work ethic translates into
higher productivity is open to debate, experts say.
Studies continue to place American workers at the top
of the list in productivity worldwide.
Alhaji Papa Bunka Susso of Gambia, plays the Kora, a 21-string harp-lute, at an MLK Day
symposium yesterday morning.
Shamir wants more West Bank settlements
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Ann Arbor Committee to Defend
Abortion and Reproductive Rights
(AACDARR), general mtg, Michigan
Union, Tap Rm, 6:30 p.m.
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional
Business Fraternity, informational
mtg, B 1279 B-School, 5 p.m.
Christian Science Organization,
weekly mtg, Michigan League (ask at
desk for rm assignment), 12-1 p.m.
Michigan Economics Society, winter
mass mtg, Angell Hall, Aud B, 4 p.m.
Northern Lights, mass mtg,
Boulevard Rm, North Campus
Commons, 7 p.m.
Peace and Justice Commission, mtg,
3909 Union, 3:30 p.m.
Recycle U-M, mass mtg, 1556 Dana
(School of Natural Resources), 7 p.m.
Society of Human Resource
Development, mass mtg, Union, Cafe
Fino, 7 p.m.
Student Alumni- Council, mass
membership mtg, Alumni Center, 7
Time and Relative Dimensions in
Ann Arbor, weekly mtg. British
science fiction tv showings, 2439
Mason, 8 p.m.
U of M Children's Theater, mass
mtg, Arena Stage (Frieze Bldg
Basement), 7 p.m.
"A Muslim View of the Gulf War",
Evon Sadat, International Center,
"Designs for High Spin Organic
Molecules: Toward an Organic
Ferromagnet," David Schultz, 1640
Chemistry Bldg, 4 p.m.
"From USSR to CIS: Whither the
Archives?, Patricia Grimsted. Lane
Hall, Commons Rm, 4 p.m.
"Racism and Abortion", Thomas
Nash, Angell Hall, Aud C, 8 p.m.
"Science and Mathematics
Education: The Federal Role", Pres.
James Duderstadt, Rackham
Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m.
"Why Should A Priest Tell You
Whom to Marry: The Authority of
Religious Law in India", Wendy
Doniger, Natural Science Aud, 7:30-9
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Temporary service. Sun-Thur.
8 p.m.-11:30 am. Stop by 102 UGLi or
call 936-1000. Full service begins
Sunday, Jan. 26.
Nerthwalk, North Campus safety
walking service. Temporary service
Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Stop by
2333 Bursley or call 763-WALK. Full
service begins Sunday, Jan. 26.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors,
Angell/Mason Hall Computing Center,
Intefiex Bucket Drive for Ann Arbor
Shelter Association, Look for us all
over the Diag, 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Prospect Place, Volunteers needed for
child and family support, family aides,
and skills and services. Training 9
a.m.- 12 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.
U-M Handbell Ringers, Handbell
ringers needed for group. Rehearsal
900 Burton Tower, 4:10 p.m. Must
read music. Student club.
Registration for "Uncommon
Campus Courses", North Campus
Career Planning and Placement.,
On-Campus Recruitment Program
Information Session, Angell Hall Aud
B, 8:10-9 a.m.; Employer Presentation:
May Company, Michigan Union,
Welker Rm, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Welcome
to CP&P, CP&P Library, 10:10 a.m.;
The Medical School Interview, CP&P
Program Rm, 4:10-5 p.m.; Employer
Presentation, (Etna Life and Casualty,
1209 Michigan Union, 5-7 p.m.;
Minority Career Conference-- Sneak
Preview: Last Minute Tips from
Employers, Michigan Union, 5:10-6
p.m.; Minority Career Conference,
Michigan Union, 7-10 p.m.
BETAR ILLIT, Occupied West
Bank (AP) - A defiant Yitzhak
Shamir kicked off his re-election
campaign yesterday with a promise
to build more Jewish settlements in
the occupied territories despite U.S.
To the cheers of 300 people at
this settlement near Jerusalem, the
prime minister said the West Bank
and Gaza Strip were promised to
Jews by God and would remain
Israel's "forever and ever."
But Shamir toned down his
rhetoric at a news conference after-
ward, saying expected early parlia-
mentary elections would not slow
by Ben Deci
Daily Crime Reporter
Perry Lee Shepard, the main sus-
pect in the Jan. 12 stabbing outside
the Michigan Union, was arraigned
Friday and is being held in
Washtenaw County Jail while
awaiting his preliminary hearing.
Shepard, a homeless man, is ac-
cused of assault with attempt to
murder, said Detective Jim Smiley
of the Department of Public Safety
the Middle East peace talks in
"It is our feeling that we are
making progress," he said of the
The double message was designed
to win the support of ultra-
nationalists who oppose Shamir's
offer of autonomy to Palestinians,
while not alienating the majority of
Israelis who want the peace talks to
But the strategy also set Shamir
on a collision course with the Bush
administration, which has asked
Israel to halt construction of
Jewish settlements during the peace
Shepard is accused of stabbing
another Ann Arbor homeless man,
Thomas White, in the stomach.
White is listed in good condition at
the University hospital.
Shepard was arrested last
Thursday at the Harmony House
Motel in Ypsilanti by officers from
the Michigan State Police, Yp-
silanti Police, and DPS.
The Americans contend the set-
tlements are an obstacle to peace
with the 1.7 million Palestinians
who live on the West Bank and Gaza
Strip, which were seized by Israel
during the 1967 Middle East war.
The Palestinians want to estab-
lish an independent state in the oc-
cupied lands and fear the pace of
Israeli settlement building will
leave nothing to negotiate.
Settlers oppose autonomy as the
first step to a separate Palestinian
state, and two small, ultra-right
parties pulled out of Shamir's
ruling coalition Sunday over that
issue. That left him without a
majority in parliament and likely
will result in parliamentary
elections before the scheduled Nov.
Housing Minister Ariel Sharon,
the right-wing architect of the set-
tlement drive, has demanded that
Israel annex all parts of the
occupied lands inhabited by Jews
before it continues with the
The leader of the opposition
Labor Party, Shimon Peres, has
urged that the territories be given
autonomy for five years and then be
united with Jordan.
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