The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, March 25, 1992 - Page 3
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The congressional redis-
tricting plan released by a special panel of federal
judges reverberated through Michigan's political struc-
ture yesterday and brought potential candidates out of
U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R-Plymouth) surprised ev-
eryone by announcing that he will retire at the end of
his current term. Pursell said the plan helped him decide
to move on to something new.
Two more congressmen, William Broomfield and
William Ford, announced that they'd move to get into
new districts that are made up of parts of their current
Without the moves, Broomfield (R-Lake Orion)
would be in the new district of Flint Democrat Dale
Kildee and Ford (D-Taylor) would have to run against
Trenton Democrat John Dingell.
The plan pits two Democrats, Sander Levin and
Dennis Hertel, against each other and puts two more,
Bob Carr and Howard Wolpe, in mainly GOP districts.
Carr (D-East Lansing) and Wolpe (D-Lansing) both'
plan to run, but press aides said yesterday neither had
decided on which district.
Parts of Carr's current district lie in the new 8th and
new 9th Districts, but Kildee will be running in the 9th.
That district covers parts of Oakland, Genesee and
The 8th District covers Ingham and Livingston coun- MICHELLE GUY/Daiy
ties, plus parts of Washtenaw, Shiawassee, Genesee and
Oakland counties. Keepsake crafts
The three-judge panel set April 1 as the deadline for P
comments and objections to its plan. After that, it can B.J. Moody makes one of her keepsakes yesterday at the Personettes shop in Kerrytown.
decide to change the plan or leave it alone.
Arab League envoys negotiate surrender
*Secwity Coundl pnsident says he expeds quick sumnder of Ibyan bombing suWpedst
ACT-UP plans to"
fight 'U' Hospital',,
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Administration Reporter
University Hospital employees'
responses to a questionnaire from
the Committee on the Status of
Lesbians and Gay Men have caused
the group to label the hospital the
most homophobic area of the
The Ann Arbor chapter of the
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
(ACT-UP) held a forum last night to
discuss the situation at the hospital
and to formulate a plan of action to
make the atmosphere more
comfortable for lesbians and gay
The following excerpts were
taken from the survey:
"I would not risk my own life
to give CPR to a homosexual;"
"I do not approve of gays or
Lesbianism ... Most guys are wimps
that are gay, and most women that
are lesbian are macho male type.
Can be spotted very easily;"
"People make flippy-wristed
hand motions behind my back
"God only created two (2)
kinds of humans, the female and the
male. There is no such thing as gay
or lesbians (sic) people."
Although only four people
attended the forum, ACT-UP
members and a representative of the
Future Physicians for Social
Responsibility began planning future
ACT-UP member Pattrice
Maurer said a main goal will be to
expose the situation at the hospital to
community members. She said the.
key to affecting change would be to
educate the public - especially the
Another ACT-UP member, who
did not wish be named, said, "I think
the University Hospital is disgusting.
I pray to God that I don't get sick so
I don't have to go there."
A medical faculty member whd
wished to remain nameless for fear
of job-related repercussions said, "I
work at the medical center doing
AIDS research. I feel a subtle
pressure not to do that because the
medical center doesn't want to have
AIDS patients around."
Maurer said it is the
responsibility of concerned people%
who are not affiliated with the
hospital to improve the hospital'$
"The staff at the hospital is in a
really tenuous position. It falls to -us
who can't be fired or discriminated
against by our boss because we don't
work there," she said. -
Future Physicians for Social
Responsibility agreed to help th
effort by supplying more people,
contacting lesbian and gay medical
students' groups, and helping ,tq
publicize the situation.
ACT-UP will concentrate on
educating other lesbian and gay v
groups and community members.
Maurer said she will try to work.
out of the bounds of ACT-UP asa
group because some people ate
reluctant to connect their names with
the "radical, action-oriented group."
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -
Arab League envoys flew to Libya
yesterday to meet Col. Moammar
Gadhafi and try to work out the sur-
render of the two Libyan suspects in
the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.
The Security Council's president
said he expected swift delivery of
the two Libyans for trial in the
United States or Britain. The United
States contended Libya was only
The Arab League group that went
to Libya consisted of League Secre-
tary-General Esmat Abdel-Maguid
of Egypt and envoys from Syria,
Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria,
Morocco and Mauritania.
Libya offered on Monday to turn
the suspects over to the Arab
League. Its plan was an attempt to
avoid a new Security Council reso-
lution imposing an arms embargo,
cutting off its air routes and urging
other countries to eject most Libyan
The offer won Libya a brief
respite from council action, diplo-
U.S. Ambassador Thomas
Pickering said he will renew his
push to have the council adopt the
resolution by the end of the week if
the Libyans are not extradited. He
be prosecuted under the judicial pro-
cedures we set up in our original
Asked whether there are any pos-
itive benefits to Libya's offer,
Fitzwater said, "At the moment it's
'We still think the case should be prosecuted
under the judicial procedures we set up in our
White House press secretary
Venezuelan ambassador and the
French ambassador, told reporters
they anticipated the Arab League
delegation would take custody of the
The United States and Britain
seek extradition of the two for the
1988 bombing over Lockerbie,
Scotland. France seeks four others
for bombing a French airliner over
Africa in 1989. A total of 441 people
died in the attacks.
Libyan Ambassador Ali Ahmed
Elhouderi said Monday that Tripoli
had decided to surrender the men
over to the Arab League, which was
then expected to turn them over to
the U.S. or British governments for
trial. A U.N. representative would
observe the process.
On Sunday, the Arab League
adopted a resolution calling on the
United Nations to mediate the dis-
pute and urging the Security Council
not to impose sanctions on Libya un-
til the court issues its opinion. The
court will open hearings tomorrow.
Machines to replace
human bank tellers:
said the Libyan offer "seems to be
more of a stall than a compliance."
He said Libya still has to comply
with the French request, provide all
evidence it has on the bombings, end
its support of terrorism and promise
to compensate the families of
At the White House, Press Secre-
tary Marlin Fitzwater said yesterday
that "We still think the case should
Diplomats stressed yesterday
they had no news of the surrender of
the two suspects, Abdel Basset Ali
Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa
Fhimah. They also said there had
been no written confirmation from
Libya that it would turn the men
over, as Libya's U.N. ambassador
The Security Council president,
Diego Arria, who is also the
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Ann Arbor Coalition to Unleash
Power, Michigan Union, Crofoot Rm,
Hindu Students Council, weekly
mtg, Bhagavad Gita- Chapter 7, learn
Hindi, B115 MLB, 8 p.m.
Korean Students Association, weekly
mtg, Michigan Union, Anderson Rm, 5
"International Observer Magazine"
General Meeting 8:00 p.m. Michigan
Latin American Solidarity
Committee, weekly mtg, Michigan
*Union, 2203 Rm, 8 p.m.
Rainforest Action Movement, weekly
mtg, 1046 Dana (School of Natural
Resources), 7 p.m.
Students Concerned About Animal
Rights, weekly mtg, Dominick's, 7 p.m.
American Advertising Federation
(AAF) 3040 Frieze Bldg. 6:00 p.m.
U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
weekly meeting, CCRB Martial Arts
rm, 8-9 p.m.
"Mechanic Studies of the
'Hammerhead," 1640 Chem, 4:00
"Agony & Ecstasy," Rm 180 Tappan,
"Keeping Informed about Eastern
Europe and the former Soviet
Union," 205C Graduate Library, 3:00-
4:30 p.m. Registration limited
"Breakfast for Champions Series.
Michigan Room A, University Center.
"Pro Choice Conference featuring
free coffee, live entertainment,
in Latvia," Lane Hall Commons,
"Residence Hall Repertory Theatre
Troupe, Life at the You, and A power
play. Hillel, 8:00 p.m.
Native American Film Series, Gerald
Vizenor, Nat Sci Aud 7:00 p.m. Music,
7:30 p.m. films
Cantebury Midweek Eucharist, Lord
of Light Lutheran, 4:10 p.m.
Career Planning and Placement,
The Law School Application Process,
4: 10-5:00 p.m. CP&P Program Rm
Safewalk, night-time safety walking
service. Sun-Thurs 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Stop by 102
UGLi or call 936-1000. Also, extended
hours: Sun-Thurs 1:30-3 a.m. Stop by
Angell Hall Computing Center or call
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime
team walking service. Sun-Thur 8
p.m.-1:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8:00p.m.- 11:30
p.m. Stop by 2333 Bursley or call 763-
Undergraduate Psychology Peer
Advising, Undergraduate Psychology
Office, K-108 West Quad, 9:00 a.m.- 4:
ECB Writing Tutors, Angell/Mason
Hall Computing Center, 7-11 p.m.
U-M Taekwondo Club, Monday
workout. CCRB Martial Arts Rm
2275, 6:30-8 p.m. Beginners welcome.
East Quad/RC Social Group for
Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals,
weekly mtg, 9 p.m.
U of M Ninjitsu Club, practice, I-M
Bldg, wrestling rm, 7-8:30 p.m
Stress and Time Management,
Consultations with peer counselors
Bil gives choice
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Royal
Oak Fire Chief William Crouch was
an emergency medical technician 15
years ago when he tried to save the
life of a terminally ill person while
weeping family members begged
him to stop.
"We don't have a choice because
the law is the law and we have to do
what we have to do," he told the
House Judiciary Committee yester-
Crouch, also speaking for the
Southeastern Michigan Fire Chiefs
Association, was one of a string of
witnesses testifying in favor of a "do
not resuscitate" bill before the panel.
The bill would allow adults to
sign a form saying they didn't want
to be resuscitated if they were found
with no vital signs.
Crouch said the current law.
doesn't give EMTs and paramedics
any option. If they go out on a call,
they must do their best to revive the
person, even if it's not what the
family or that person wants.
He said that's especially true for
the terminally ill, who are revived
and taken to the hospital at a cost of
several thousand dollars.
Dale Berry of the Michigan
Association of Ambulance Services
said families panic when a loved one
is dying, even when that person is
"The 911 system gets activated
and once the 911 system gets acti-
vated, it's hard to stop," he said. He
added emergency workers on the
scene can't follow the wishes of
family members there, because other
family members might disagree.
"Everybody is scared of the lia-
bility aspect of this. You never know
when some family member from
California is going to show up in
your city and sue you," he said.
"Therefore, we're doing things that
shouldn't be done."
The bill's sponsor, Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) and chair-
person of the House Judiciary
Committee, said that was the flaw in
the current law. He wants the law to
protect the wishes of individuals.
by Laura Adderley
Daily Staff Reporter
The computer revolution will
strike the Comerica Bank on N.
University April 6th.
In order to better accommodate
students, the branch will service its
customers almost exclusively
through automated tellers machines
Two tellers will remain at the
branch - one merchant teller and a
specialty teller who will handle
cashier checks and money orders.
The tellers will also be available to
assist customers who feel
uncomfortable using an ATM.
In addition to the remaining
staff, the batik will also introduce a
coin machine since ATMs are not set
up to handle coin transactions.
Comerica employees said they do
not predict any problems with the
switch-over. "This is mostly a stu-
dent office and students like to
work with machines - they don't
mind dealing with ATMs," said Pat
Groomes, a branch officer at the N.
"Everyone is very positive. It's
not a brand new idea - it just be-
came feasible. Ninety-five percent
of our customers have the [ATM]
Although the change will reduce
the number of workers at the N1
University location from 18 to 9,
Groomes stressed that Comerica is
reassigning each of the tellers t9:
other locations. "Nobody is losing,'
their job; for some of them it is
working out real, real well."
"We have extremely good.
tellers, extremely good workers.*
We're not just pushing them off to
never-never land," she added.
Groomes cited greater customer,
convenience as a major reason for the
change. "We think it will be faster
than the tellers; we think the cus--
tomers will get through faster,"
Some students, however, seem tot
feel that the implementation of
ATMs will cause the bank to lose
its personal touch. "I just like it
better with a person," School of
Art sophomore Catherine Seto said.
"I just like the atmosphere better:
- it's safer."
Other branches have a smaller
percentage of members owning,-
ATM cards - usually around sev-
enty-percent or lower. The N.
University bank is the only
Comerica branch to implement such:
widespread use of ATMs, Groomes.
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