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Wage 2-The Michigan Daily- Monday, March 16,1992

OGreek
Week will
aid local
chariies
by Pari Berk
Greek Week '92, which began
yesterday, will attempt to raise more
than last year's mark of $50,000 for
local charities, organizers of the 10-
day event said.
This year's Greek Week theme is
"M: all we need is U."
Competition will be organized
into various fund-raising events, in-
cluding a Mr. Greek Week contest, a
dance contest, and a volleyball game
among others.
"' LSA senior Kim Clutter, a mem-
ber of the Greek Week steering
committee, said, "Out of all the of
the Greek Week days, I like Diag
Day the best because since it takes
place on the center of campus, it at-
tracts the attention of all students,
not just those in the Greek system.
On Diag Day there is a limbo con-
-test, a Twister contest and a whiffle
ball contest."
The money raised by each indi-
vidual sorority or fraternity goes to
that house's national philanthropy.
By selling Greek Week sweatshirts
and sing/variety show tickets, Greek
Week raises money to donate to lo-
cal organizations such as Best
Buddies, Mott's Childrens' Hospital,
,,erry Nursery School and Services
*for Students with Disabilities.
On the last day of Greek Week, a
winning team is chosen based on the
number of points scored in each
event.
Teams are usually formed of one
sorority and two fraternities paired
randomly.
LSA junior Jen Smith, the Greek
w'Week representative for Chi Omega
sorority, said, "Greek Week is a
positive experience because I've
gotten to know many Greeks who I
wouldn't have known otherwise.
Greek Week also proves to the
community that Greeks put back into
the community what we've gotten
out of it."
NISSEN
Continued from page 1
with contamination of the nation's
blood supply.
Although she praised former
Surgeon General Everett Koop for
speaking out about AIDS, she said
there is still widespread ignorance
about its prevention.
"AIDS is the only epidemic
where the first question is not 'How
do you feel?' but 'How did you get
it?"' Nissen said.
Nissen also suggested some
changes in the government's drug
policy.
She said the war on drugs should
focus partially on helping South
American farmers grow legal crops

U.N. begins peacekeeping

operatioi
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP)
- The United Nations officially
embarked on its largest peacekeep-
ing operation yesterday, hoping to
end two decades of war that killed
countless Cambodians and devas-
tated their country.
Arriving to formally establish the
U.N. Transitional Authority
(UNTAC).in Cambodia, senior U.N.
diplomat Yasushi Akashi con-
demned recent cease-fire violations,
and said the United Nations would
do what it must to defend the peacei
accord signed by Cambodia's fourI
rival factions.,,
"We face a historic challenge,'
Akashi said. "UNTAC will be the
largest, most complicated, most
ambitious and, I am afraid, most ex-,
pensive operation in the 47-year
history of the United Nations."
His arrival was marked by a brief
ceremony at the airport attended by
dozens of diplomats, representatives
of the Cambodian factions and an
honor guard of U.N. military offi-
cers. A parade of U.N. soldiers
through Phnom Penh was planned
for today.

in Cambodia

U.N. officials and soldiers began
arriving in October after the
Vietnamese-installed government
and three rebel factions signed a
peace agreement in Paris to end 13
years of civil war. A few thousand
are now here and about 22,000 sol-
diers, civilian police and other offi-
cials eventually are to come.
'UNTAC will be the
largest, most
complicated..operation
in the 47 year history
of the United Nations.'
- Yasushi Akashi
U.N. Diplomat
The lightly armed U.N. military
force is to disarm most of the
250,000 fighters from all four fac-
tions and supervise the rest in special
cantonments set up around the
country.
The peacekeepers also are to en-
sure that all Vietnamese soldiers are
out of the country. Vietnam says it

withdrew the last of its troops in late
1989, but that has been disputed by
some Cambodians.
The U.N. operation also will
repatriate 360,000 refugees now in
Thailand, and U.N. officials are to
take over key governmental func-
tions to provide a neutral climate
before U.N.-conducted elections in
1993.
Akashi said he expected the en-
tire U.N. force to be here by May so
that the disarming and demobilizing
could begin June 1. Before that, the
U.N. troops will be building bases
around the country and setting up
supply systems.
Akashi estimated the operation
would cost close to $3 billion, but
said serious problems remained in
financing it.
Shortly after his arrival, Akashi
met with Prince Norodom Sihanouk,
who heads a reconciliation council
composed of the four factions.
Sihanouk blamed the Khmer
Rouge for recent fighting, saying,
"While we are trying to rebuild the
country, they are still blowing up
bridges."

401

Not rain nor sleet nor snow MOLLYSTEVENS/Daily
A dedicated Tsongas supporter takes an early morning jog Saturday during
a snow flurry. The athlete - who was seen all over Ann Arbor - would
not stop and give his name.

40

Swenson shares insight on women's health issues

by Gwen Shaffer
Daily Staff Reporter
Norma Swenson, author of "Our
Bodies, Ourselves" and a Harvard
School of Public Health faculty
member, discussed how the U.S.
health care system discriminates
against women at the Common
Language Bookstore Friday after-
noon.
The scene was reminiscent of the
1960s as a group of about 40 women
- and a few men - sat on the
bookshop floor and shared ideas
concerning women's health issues.
Nearly twenty years ago, "Our
Bodies, Ourselves" was a catalyst in
raising consciousness about wom-
en's sexuality and legitimizing a
woman's right to question her
physician.
"People don't understand the
enormous difficulties from the days
when a woman didn't talk back to a

male doctor and passively accepted
everything he said," Swenson said.
Technological progress has
heightened the challenges facing
women seeking reliable health care,
Swenson said. "It is extremely diffi-
cult to be assertive in a setting that is
so mystified."
Every single technology devel-
oped has some sort of fatal flaw,
Swenson said.
"There was hope that in compli-
cated cases (technology) would be
needed, but now that hope is gone,"
she said. "Twenty-five percent of ce-
sarean sections are unnecessary."
Swenson said the emphasis
placed on the new "health care cri-
sis" has changed dramatically since
the 1970s, when issues such as end-
ing race- and class-based discrimina-
tion was a key concern.
"The frenzy about health care ac-

cess and cost have smothered out the
debate about quality," Swenson said.
"In all the coverage recently given to
the national health care system, there

over women and sexually transmit-
ted diseases, particularly AIDS.
"We still live in this denial cul-
ture where nobody wants to believe

'People don't understand the enormous
difficulties from the days when a woman
didn't talk back to a male doctor and
passively accepted everything he said.'
- Norma Swenson

less interested in doing AIDS re-
search and providing care when this
happens?" she asked.
Women's health care should be
community-based and accessible,
Swenson said.
"There are women who feel they
are not getting first-class care unless
they see a physician," she said. "In
many ways, skilled hands and a con-
science can do as well."
Women of all ages and experi-
ences with the health care system
came to hear Swenson.
"I have a couple of close friends
that had awful experiences with
male gynecologists, so I wanted to
hear what kind of alternatives
Swenson would give," LSA senior
Rachelle Driscoll said. "It was good
to hear about the change in the
movement from when she got started
until now."

was no mention of the women's
health care movement."
Swenson said the current health
care system is about making money
off the poor by performing unneces-
sary and costly procedures. She cited
the "folly" of using obstetricians
trained as surgeons to deliver babies,
when employing midwives would
eliminate hospital costs.
Swenson also addressed concerns

these diseases are real. And if they
are real, they don't happen to nice
people," Swenson said. "It's about
perceptions of reality ... and we can
swallow a lot of unreality in this
country."
Swenson said AIDS will shortly
become a predominantly a
"women's disease," and questioned
what that will mean.
"Will the medical profession be

instead of coca for cocaine produc-
tion. Presently, many choose not to
grow legal crops because they are
hard to transport to markets, and
payment is little and a long time
coming, she added.
But coca buyers come to the
farmers and offer large sums of cash
for immediate payment, she said.
When Nissen asked a farmer if he
knew the problems his crop caused
in the United States, he answered, "It
is not wrong for me to do the only
thing I can do to feed my family."
In the United States, the problem
worsens due to overburdened treat-
ment facilities. "What kind of a war
is it," Nissen asked, "when those
considered the enemy have no
means to surrender?"

Nissen also pointed out a link be-
tween illegal drugs and urban
poverty; poor urban young people
believe that there are only two ways
to make a lot of money - becoming
a professional basketball player or a
drug dealer.
Even if they could attend college,
these young people believe that a
good job isn't certain to follow, she
said.
"The real poverty," Nissen said,
"is a poverty of perceived choices."
Nissen also pointed to the need
for changes in the public's attitude
toward social issues.
"People consider themselves vir-
tuous because they are informed,
even if they don't take any action

toward a solution," she said.
"Victory is possible," she added
when people combine compassion
and action.
First United Methodist parish-
ioner, Betty Jones said she enjoyed
Nissen's speech. "I was very fasci-
nated by it. We had heard her in
1984, and we were quite interested
in what she had to say that time."
Nissen is the daughter of
University AssistantaDean for
Student Academic Affairs Eugene
Nissen. She is also a 1975
University graduate, and was a1980
nominee for the Pulitzer Prize.
Before coming to ABC, she worked
at The Wall Street Journal and
Newsweek.

C LINTON band's views on the environment,
- Lforeign policy and how to decrease
Continued from page 1 the national budget deficit.
She also chairs the American Bar "President Bush is yesterday's
Association Commission on Women man. We need a new president who
in the Profession. understands the new world upon us
'What we need is a president who wants to
unify us. Politics has always driven wedges
between us. We need a president who says,
'Let's get together. We have no person to
waste. We have no time to waste. Let's end
the politics of race and abortion."
- Hillary Clinton

Calvin and Hobbes

by Bill Watterson QUAKE
Continued from page 1

Jonathan Grossman, a member of
Clinton for President, said his orga-
nization was pleased with the
turnout and with Clinton's speech.
"She is a great asset to the cam-
paign. So many spouses of politi-
cians do ceremonial things. Hillary
Clinton is more than just a
spokesperson," he said.
During a question and answer pe-
riod, Clinton spoke about her hus-

and who will stick to values that
people respect," she said.
Grossman said that although Bill
Clinton could not come to Ann
Arbor himself, Hillary was a more
than acceptable substitute.
"It's not like sending someone
who could not articulate the issues,"
he said. "She is such a dynamic
speaker. She is as close a surrogate
as there can be in this election."

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across eastern Turkey. But only a
few hundred bodies had been recov-
ered as of yesterday, officials said.
Turkish newspapers yesterday
blamed poor housing construction
for the high death toll. They de-
manded an inquiry, and State
Minister Orhan Kilercioglu promptly
announced one.
"The reason for the high death
toll in the quake is high-rise and
badly constructed buildings," State
Minister Erman Sahin told the semi-
official Anatolia news agency.
"For that reason, we will defi-
nitely not allow high-rise buildings
when we prepare a development
plan for the city," he said.

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