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TheMichigan Daily - Thursday, January 20, 1994 - 3

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)-Tonya
Harding's ex-husband surrendered
sterday after being charged with
nspiring to attack rival figure skater
Nancy Kerrigan. Harding remained
under investigation, with her body-
guard tying her to the alleged con-
Jeff Gillooly was arraigned along
with the alleged hit man, Shane Stant.
Harding said she and Gillooly had
nothing to do with the attack.
-Harding's bodyguard, Shawn
kardt, told.a sheriff's deputy that
Harding made two telephone calls to
find out Kerrigan's practice schedule
at a skating rink near Boston and later
devised an alibi to explain the calls.
The deputy's affidavit said the at-
tack was supposed to take place in
Massachusetts but could not be car-
ried out until Jan. 6 at the U.S. Figure
Skating Championships in Detroit.
"Tonya categorically denies those
egations," said Harding's attorney,
Dennis Rawlinson.
According to the affidavit, Eckardt
said Gillooly told him Harding "was
concerned about having made these
phone calls and had stated that in the
event she was ever questioned about
them, she would say she had made
those calls in an effort to get Kerrigan
to sign aposter for afan of Harding's."
*f A fourth man, Derrick Smith, was
charged with conspiracy for alleg-
edly driving the get-away car.
Gillooly and Harding divorced last
August but lived together since Sep-
tember until Harding announced Tues-
day that she was separating from him
again. The announcement came dur-
ing Harding's 10-hour interview with
authorities, shortly after a Multnomah
unty Circuit Court judge signed
e warrant for Gillooly's arrest.

Shaman Drum Bookstore
continues plans for expansion

Move into shuttered
restaurant will add
ground floor, shelf
space to campus-
area book retailer
Borders Book Shop is no longer
the only bookstore on the block to
start the process of moving to a bigger
An extensive expansion project
on a recently closed restaurant will
also give Shaman Drum Bookstore,
which specializes in books related to
the humanities, a street-level entrance
and a larger working space.
The owner of Shaman Drum, Karl
Pohrt, said he is excited about the new
"I've wanted a street-level loca-
tion for years," Pohrt said. Hearing its
reputation as "Ann Arbor's hidden
book shop," the owner said he often
felt that his business was affected
negatively by the upper-level loca-
The bookstore will occupy the

ground-level space next to its entrance,
where the Continental Restaurant used
to feed its customers. The restaurant
closed its doors immediately follow-
ing last year's Art Fairs. Owners
Marge Wilson and Karen Dixon were
unavailable for comment.
When offered the opportunity to
rent Continental's old space, Pohrt
jumped at the chance. He said he had
been formulating the proposed floor
plan for some time.
Pohrt hired Lou Guarci of the
Detroit Institute of Art to design the
blueprints for the new shop. He felt
that Guarci had a "strong aesthetic
sense" and would be able to create
what Pohrt had in mind.
The expanded Shaman Drum store
will consist of three adjacent rooms.
Sales and purchases will be made in
the room closest to the street and the
next two rooms will house most of the
books. The present location will con-
tinue to be used for storage and text-
"I had been looking at bookstores
around the U.S. and their setups were
all the same. I wanted to do some-
thing different," Pohrt said.

The fate of the Continental Res-
taurant has caused disappointment,
however. Former Continental wait-
ress Janet Larson indicated that the
restaurant was a popular place for
University faculty and students as well
as those who work in the area.
"Our busiest times were week-
days at I 1:00 and football Saturdays,"
Larson stated. Breakfast was served
all day at the Continental, one of its
most popular aspects.
The closing of the Continental
Restaurant also leads some area resi-
dents to believe that Ann Arbor is
beginning to lose some of its small-
town flair.
"(The Continental) was one of the
last of the greasy spoons," said Keith
Taylor, trade manager for Shaman
Drum, who said he often frequented
the restaurant.
The inside of the Continental has
already been demolished and the
bookstore construction is scheduled
to begin at the end of this week. Uni-
versity alum Nick Durrie has been
hired to take charge of the project.
which is expected to be completed in

MAR'"'IE"' A'/' ay\
The building formerly occupied by the Continental Restaurant, one of Ann
Arbor's last "greasy-spoon" eateries, will soon house stacks of books.

Researchers pinpoint gene responsible for bone disease

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists
have found that a single gene may
influence the risk of osteoporosis,
suggesting a way to identify people
vulnerable to the bone-weakening
disease while they are young enough
to take preventive steps.
The disease, which affects 25 mil-
lion Americans and causes about 1.5

million fractures a year, has no early
symptoms and usually is not diag-
nosed until after age 50 when a frac-
ture occurs.
But if the finding by Australian
researchers is confirmed, a test to
assess the gene may one day identify
vulnerable people in childhood, when
such precautions as taking extra cal-

cium might fortify their bones enough
to avoid later fractures, medical sci-
entists say.
"I think it's one of the most excit-
ing discoveries in osteoporosis re-
search in the last decade," said Dr.
Lawrence Riggs, professor of medi-
cine at the Mayo Clinic and Founda-
tion in Rochester, Minn.

In osteoporosis, bones deteriorate
from excessive loss of tissue. Frac-
tures typically occur in the hip, spine
or wrist, but can appear in other bones.
Women are more susceptible than
The research is reported in today's
issue of the journal Nature by Dr.
John Eisman and colleagues of the

Garvan Institute of Medical Research
at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney.
They found that the gene has a
major effect on bone density, which
has previously been shown to predict
fracture risk. The gene tells the body
how to make the receptor, or protein
structure, that vitamin D uses to exert
its effects.


Michigan lawmakers give thumbs-up
to Engler's criminal-justice proposals

Fitness buff Jim Rennel displays an intense facial expression during one of CCR
FitneSS classes keep I

When the pressures of University
life are too great for Kerry Buck, she
gets physical.
Buck, director of training for the
Adult Lifestyle Program at the CCRB,
advises University students to do the
same. She said that these classes "of-
fer an outlet for stress rather than
ting for less positive releases such
eating too much or drinking."
-The Adult Lifestyle Program pro-
vides a more than 20 fitness-oriented
courses, which are open to anyone
who pays a registration fee that ranges
from $30 for swim conditioning to
$180 for scuba diving.
For those looking to buff up a bit,
there's not only the expected aerobics
class, but Awesome Aerobics or Funk
erobics. Other courses include
uscle Mania and Butts and Guts.
For individuals who would like to
learn or improve on an athletic skill,

there are classes such as swimming,
dance, scuba diving or martial arts.
The program also includes lifeguard
training and other classes that offer
teaching certification.
Buck explained the reasons for
these courses. "We hope to provide a
fun, safe and good workout, as well as
fitness education to those interested."
She said she believes that fitness
is a significant aspect of the education
process. The program serves between
1,500 and 2,000 individuals per term.
Although Michigan State Univer-
sity - like many other colleges -
has a physical education requirement,
the University does not.
"Not only is it necessary, but I
think students are eager to learn about
nutrition, how to reduce stress, and
staying healthy," Buck said. "In an
educational atmosphere fitness should
be included."
Aerobics is always a popular
choice, Buck said.

B's aerobics classes last week.
'steppi 0ng
Aerobics requires discipline, con-
centration and a bit of fearlessness.
Some say it is like a dance you have to
learn in front of 30 other people.
"I must be crazy," explained Jacki
Williams, a member of a Step
Aerobics class and a University em-
ployee. "The first day I walked in, I
found out that I was the only one of 33
who had never taken a step class. I
was nervous, but I like it."
Step aerobics is one of the latest
fitness fads to sweep the nation.
Jodi Buck, no relation to Kerry
Buck, teaches a Wednesday night
class. She instructs 33 red-faced
people in a fast-paced cardiovascular
workout, occasionally asking, "Are
we alright? Are we dying?"
She sees a lot of the same faces
coming back to her classes. "I've been
here three years and I've watched
some of my students grow up. I'm
glad they enjoy the class and keep
coming back."

LANSING (AP) - Key officials
and lawmakers said yesterday that
they generally support Gov. John
Engler's proposals for revamping
Michigan's crime laws and criminal
justice system, but warned that de-
tails will be crucial to the program's
Some stressed that sentencing
guidelines, slated for new debate in
the Legislature, will play a big part in
the success or failure of the proposals.
"It all depends on implementa-
tion," said Sen. William Van
Regenmorter (R-Jenison), chair of the
Senate Judiciary Committee. He said
it will be crucial that sentencing guide-
lines are revised properly to avoid
light sentences or flooding Michigan's
prisons with inmates.
"It has to be handled carefully,"
agreed Sen. Jack Welborn (R-
Kalamazoo), chair of the Senate Fam-
ily Law, Mental Health and Correc-
tions Committee.
"If it's not done right, it could be
explosive to prison populations,"
Welborn said.
Engler on Tuesday night made
safety one of his four cornerstones for
strong families in his fourth State of
the State address. Skeptical Demo-
crats noted that the emphasis on crime

will play well with the public in this
election year.
Engler's main recommendations
0 Three state police trooper
schools, calling for more than 270
new troopers on Michigan roads.
Sweeping arrests of suspects
named in more than28,000 outstand-
ing felony warrants, more than half in
Wayne County.
The end of parole for all future
offenders, with judges required to
hand down specific sentences and
convicts required to serve them be-
fore release.
The end to time off for good
behavior behind bars for violent of-
Working with local govern-
ments to maximize use of prison and
jail facilities.
A sentencing commission to set
sentencing guidelines and "make sure
the punishment fits the crime."
Van Regenmorter said the last rec-
ommendation will be crucial. He said
it will be key how aggravating cir-
cumstances are used in setting a
convict's sentence, and how much
leeway a judge will have in imposing
a sentence.
Not surprisingly, Corrections Di-

rector Kenneth McGinnis endorsed
Engler's proposals, but stressed they
were aimed at the state's most dan-
gerous criminals.
"Gov. Engler's proposal is con-
sistent with the Department of Cor-
rections long-standing position that
prison is a finite resource which should
be reserved for Michigan's violent
and chronic offenders," he said.
He said a preliminary review of
the crime package by his department
"indicates that if adopted intact it has
the potential to be bed-neutral and
"The governor's initiative should
be strictly viewed and acted on as a
package. Attempts to pass selected
components while disregarding or
eliminating others have the great po-
tential to increase our current bed
space requirement and consequently
our budgetary needs."
The Senate Fiscal Agency, how-
ever, has estimated it would cost some
$834 million each year if the violent
offenders now behind bars were forced
to serve their full sentences.
McGinnis also said the major fac-
tor in bed space would be the sentenc-
ing guidelines recommended by the
sentencing commission and approved
by the Legislature.

Health Issues and Answers These questions were taken from the Computer Health Information Program on MTS.
UM-CHIP is an anonymous server available from UMnet. At the "Which Host' prompt, type: UM-CHIP.
(Q.) What is the difference between a cold and an allergy? What remedies are available over-the-counter
for allergies? What is the most effective way to deal with an allergy?
(A.) It is difficult to tell a cold from an allergy because the symptoms of each are almost identical. These include runny
nose, drainage down the throat, itchy eyes and sore throat; fever is not associated with allergies but can be a cold
symptom. A cough can also be associated with a cold, but in allergies a cough is only usually present along with
asthma. Colds are usually gone within two weeks, allergies may flare up and down on a day-to-day basis. There
are two types of over-the-counter drugs to help relieve allergy symptoms: decongestants (which dry up nasal
passages) and antihistamines (which decrease eye itchiness and other related symptoms). Talk to a pharmacist for
a recommendation based on your specific symptoms. If you have severe allergy symptoms you should consider an
allergy work-up by a clinician. Strategies to reduce the discomfort of allergies include avoiding the irritating
substance, taking medication such as antihistamines in advance of an allergic response or receiving allergy shots
over the course of 3-5 years. Working with a clinician to find the best method or combination of methods is strongly
recommended. Students can make an appointment with a clinician at UHS by calling 764-8325. If appropriate,
students may be referred to the Allergy & Immunization Clinic at UHS for further follow-up.


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Group Meetings
0 Comedy Company Auditions,
Michigan Union, Room 1209,
6-10 p.m.
J Investment Club, MLB, Room
2002, 7 p.m.
U Islamic Circle, Lane Hall, Room
200, 6 p.m.
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Q Hirohito: Some Unfinished
Business, sponsored by the
Center for Japanese Studies,
Lane Hall Commons, noon.
Q Meet the Press, at Hillel, 1429
Hill St., 7:30 p.m.
Q Meeting the Challenge: Intern-
ships and Research Opportu-

sored by the Evolution and Hu-
man Behavior Program, Rack-
ham East Lecture Room, 4 p.m.
Q Who Owns the Past? The Re-
patriation of Native Ameri-
can Remains and Funerary
and Cultural Objects, spon-
sored by the School of Informa-

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