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By BRYN MICKLE
DAILY STAFF REPORTERj
Its project is not sponsored by
Soodyear Tires, but University Hos- t
itals' foray into racing could meanV
good news for cancer patients.
Doctors and physicists in the Ra-
diation Oncology Department are rac-
ing electrons in an attempt to provide
a more effective cancer treatment.
The $3.5 million Scanditronix
Racetrack Microtron - which re-
quired an additional $6.1 million com-
lex to house its technology - is
esigned to deliver a more effective
dose of radiation to patients afflicted
with cancerous tumors.
An intricate computer software
program allows doctors to visualize
tumors in a 3-D field. This informa-
tion is then used to determine the best
route through which they will deliver
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The Scanditronix Racetrack Microtron, an electron speedway, blasts
See TREATMENT, Page 2 cancerous tissues.
Officers sentenced in
Detroit police beating
DETROIT (AP)-- Larry Nevers off, the 35-year-old unemployed steel- beating. But the case has drawn para
and Walter Budzyn-partnersknown worker died on the way to the hospi- lels to the Rodney King case in Lo
as Starsky and Hutch on the police tal. Angeles and focused more attentio
beat -clutched a wooden railing just
feet from the judge and appealed in
choking whispers for leniency.
They said they didn't mean for
Malice Green to die on the street
corner that cold November night. They
said Green just got out of hand.
No, Detroit Recorder's Court
Judge George Crockett said, it was
the officers who got out of hand.
Yesterday, he sentenced Nevers
to 12 to 25 years and Budzyn to eight
to 18 years in federal prison for sec-
ond-degree murder. A request to ex-
tend bond was denied and the men
were taken to jail.
Witnesses during the summer-long
trial testified they watched Nevers
and Budzyn repeatedly beat Green
with their heavy metal flashlights
outside a suspected crack house Nov.
5 when he refused orders to open his
Suffering at least 14 blows to his
head and with part of his scalp torn
"I did notdkill Malice Green. I
never intended to hurt him, to do
anything to him other than to arrest
him for a felony," Nevers told the
judge, his voice shaking, his body
slumped. He covered his eyes.
"I wasn't running wild out there. I
reacted to a situation that was not
normal. Ijust reacted to the resistance
to the arrest," said Nevers, who had
been honored several times during his
24 years on the police force.
Budzyn was barely audible, wip-
ing tears from a face that had re-
mained emotionless through a 13-
"I'm sorry for what has happened.
I was just doing my job. I never struck
Mr. Green - never," said Budzyn,
who served 19 years on the force and
had been named precinct officer of
the year in 1990.
Green was Black. The officers are
white. No testimony during the trial
indicated race was a factor in the
on racial tensions in the Detroit area.
Budzyn and Nevers had faced a
maximum sentence of life in prison.
Under Crockett's sentence, Nevers
could be eligible for parole after nine
years, eight months and 14 days.
Budzyn could be eligible for parole
after six years, five months and 22
The sentences, which were harsher
for Nevers and lighter for Budzyn
than presentence guidelines had rec-
ommended, came after Green's fam-
ily made emotional pleas for stiff sen-
"It is time for the world to see
through the excuses and face the truth
-being Black, unemployed and hav-
ing used drugs did not kill Malice.
Mr. Budzyn and Mr. Nevers killed
my husband," his widow, Rose Mary
Green, told the judge.
Nevers and Budzyn were con-
victed Aug. 23 by two separate, pre-
dominantly Black juries.
New chancellor sought for University's Flint campus
By SHELLEY MORRISON
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
The University began a nation-
vide search this month to find a re-
placement for its Flint campus chan-
cellor, Clinton Jones, who announced
his resignation after nearly a decade
Jones, who acted as chancellor for
the campus for more than nine and a
half years, announced in September
that he would be stepping down to
return to teaching after Dec. 31.
Because the search for the
earborn campus's new chancellor,
James Rennick, took more than one
year to complete, President James
Duderstadt responded quickly to
Jones' resignation by appointing an
11-member committee of faculty,
staff, students and community mem-
bers in hopes of finding a replace-
ment by January..
But search committee chair Harriet
Wall, a psychology professor at the
Flint campus, said she is uncertain the
search will be finished in time.
"It's been general knowledge since
the search began that we won't be
finished (by January)," Wall said. "It's
a multistep process. It will take some
The committee is currently en-
gaged in the initial phase of the search
in which nominations and applica-
tions are being collected from viable
candidates. By the end of the month,
Wall said she expects the committee
will begin narrowing down the pool
of 100-150 anticipated candidates.
Should the search not be complete
by January, Wall said Duderstadt will
appoint an interim chancellor to fill
As it stands, Duderstadt will be
making the final selection based on
the three to five finalists recommended
to him by the committee.
Walter Harrison, vice president
for University relations, confirmed
that in accordance with the recent
Open Meetings Act ruling, no regent
will participate in the selection of the
In order to expand the applicant
pool and ensure that the process works
as smoothly as possible, University
officials have enlisted the help of a
Washington-based firm that special-
izes in finding qualified university
The Academic Search Consulta-
tion Service (ASCS), composed of
former college faculty, vice presi-
dents and presidents, will aid the com-
mittee by locating qualified individu-
als around the nation and by conduct-
ing reference checks on candidates.
The necessary qualifications for
the new chancellor position were as-
sessed by the ASCS earlier this fall
through a survey of students and fac-
ulty about the future needs of that
Wall identified some of the basic
qualifications of the new chancellor
as strong dedication to teaching and
research and sensitivity to needs of
"The firm has been very thorough,"
Wall said. "I think we've had a chance
to hear from students and the commu-
nity on this."
Four of the committee members
represent the community, among them
an attorney and a representative from
the National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored Poeple.
Kay Dawson, assistant to Provost
and Executive Vice President for
Academic Affairs Gilbert Whitaker,
was appointed to the committee as a
liaison to the President's office.
Dawson said the search for the
Flint chancellor is structured quite
similarly to the search for the Dearborn
chancellor and that she believes it
will run just as smoothly.
"It's a quicker time frame, but
things went smoothly for them and
hopefully they will go well for us as
well," she said.
Sheldon attempts \ ......~.~.
o kep local politics
in middle of road U
close due to budget cuts
By DAVID SHEPARDSON
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
One week ago, Ann Arbor Mayor
Ingrid Sheldon drove herparentsback
home to Florida. Tired and low on
*as, Sheldon decided to take a nap
and entrusted the wheel to her 82-
year-old mother. Minutes later, the
mayor awoke to the car swerving back
and forth across I-75.
An apt metaphor for Sheldon's
political maneuverings, this incident
illustrates her goals for the city: keep
the car in the center lane, steady the
wheel and stay on a moderate course.
But critics call Sheldon's course
stagnant" and question how moder-
ate Sheldon really is.
In an interview yesterday morn-
ing, Sheldon addressed student is-
sues, elections, education, the
economy and University-city rela-
Currently Sheldon isworking with
the state association of municipal of-
ficials to ensure fair school finance
"The bottom line is the bill has to
be paid," she said. "I think the current
approach is a blanket solution that
needs to be more flexible for the needs
of individual schools."
Among other reforms, Sheldon is
considering a city income tax to make
up a city budgetary shortfall of $2.3
million. Students would be hit espe-
cially hard by this tax, said Peter
Nicolas (D-4th Ward), who is run-
ning for re-election this November.
Nicolas has proposed cutting city
spending before raising taxes.
Another issue close to students'
wallets is the policy of clamping down
on parties through the use of noise
violations. Sheldon thinks that the
youth segment of
Ann Arbor homeless
By LASHAWNDA CROWE
FOR THE DAILY
What would you do if you were
young, lost and on the street? Where
would you go? Who would offer you
help and guidance?
After Oct. 15, Miller House, a
group home for teens, will no longer
be able to answer these questions for
Like many other organizations,
federal budget cuts have affected
Earlier this year Ozone House,
which funds Miller House, was ap-
proved for a $120,000 Transitional
Living Grant specifically forthe group
home. But in September the Federal
Youth Service found its pot -of gold
had run low and informed Ozone
House it would not be receiving the
But the main concern, Wood said,
"is that we won't be able to help any
Besides servicing the 20-30 youths
a year who take refuge at the home,
the organization runs a support pro-
gram for nonresidents. In the pro-
gram, youths are still able to obtain
job training skills, money to pay bills,
food and clothing - everything that
Miller House offered except the struc-
"The 24-hour service is gone. And
the neediest kids with mental dis-
abilities and drug problems will not
get the services they need," Wood
said. "They won't get the structure
and stability they need to become
independent. It's these kids that will
likely slip through the cracks."
But a lack of community support
today may force community support
tomorrow, Wood predicted.
Michigan Coalition for Children
and Families, a private organization,
said youths who "slip through the