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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 26, 1994 - 3

Hot dog
a hot item
in the cold
While walking along State Street in
front of Espresso Royale Caffe, the
engagingly urban scent of "hot dogs
that aren't"stimulate theolfactory sense.
Lisa and Cemile Hope own the veg-
etarian hot dog stand that serves every-
thing from Not Dogs to Leaner Wieners.
Butthe names are notthe only catchy
characteristics about this place.
"I was a bit drawn in by the smell"
said Rackham student Bear
Braumaeller. "I'm not a health food fan
at all."
Even though it's vegetarian food,
some said Not Dogs taste like real hot
"The first time I bit into it, I thought
(Hope) made a mistake becauseittasted
so much like ahotdog," RC sophomore
Meenal Misty said."We wanted to give
the people something quick and good,"
Cemile said.
The Not Dogs are soy-based patties
mixed with selected herbs and spices.
The Leaner Wiener is a wheat-based
patty with zero fat or cholesterol. The
preservative and nitrate-free dogs are
an alternative to the nitrate-filled sau-
sages some know and love.
"Health consciousness is rising and
people are becoming aware of the envi-
ronment. The more people learn about

MSA officers reject
'U' tuition waivers

President and vice
president decline
subsidy offer due to
'lack of student
Amid criticism on tuition waivers
for two Michigan Student Assembly
executive officers, MSA Presidenta
Craig Greenberg and Vice President
Brian Kight said they will not accept
the offer.
At last week's meeting, Greenberg
announced that the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs would
provide the MSA president and vice
president each with an annual $5,000
tuition waiver.
Last Wednesday both Greenberg
and Kight said they would accept the
$2,500 waivers that Vice President
for Student Affairs Maureen Hartford
offered them for the remainder of
their terms.
"After Craig and I discussed this
last week, it became quite evident that
there isn't a student consensus on it,"
Kight said. He said his decision not to
accept the waiver had been motivated
by a concern for his constituents.
He lashed out at the assembly,
saying he was "deeply offended" by
comments from assembly members
insinuating the waivers could cause
an ethical problem for him and

Cemile and Lisa Hope, owners of the Notdog stand on State Street, serve the bean-based hot dog substitute.

this, the more people are willing to try
the so-called alternatives," Cemile
The young couple that opened shop
about six months ago on the corner of
State and Liberty have since moved
under the protective awning of
Espresso Royale Caffe.
In exchange for sidewalk space,
the coffee shop's employees receive a
discount on their Not Dog purchases.
Espresso Royale Caffe employee

and LSA senior Melissa Birkle said,
"It's not something you get at a veg-
etarian store. It's really good and it's
The Hopes said they are grateful
for this arrangement and the awning
that keeps their heads and dogs dry on
rainy days.
"They've been really great about
it and I get to feed them really well,"
Cemile said.
The Not Dog stand seems to at-

tract young professionals in the area
and some University students. But
not everyone enjoys the vegetarian
Not Dog.
Across the street there's a food
stand that sells the typical sidewalk
hot dog. There not all customers are
as concerned about their health.
"I prefer this to the vegetarian
stuff. I'm sure this is remains of cow
crap, but it's good," said Mary
Thiefels, a local high school student.

'U' faculty give own spin on union

Although U.S. presidents have been
mandated by the Constitution to pro-
vide Congress with an overview of what
is going on across the country, Presi-
dent Woodrow Wilson was the first to
deliver the State of the Union address in
person. Before that, the report was sim-
ply mailed to Congress.
President Bill Clinton gave his first
State of the Union address last night
before a joint session of Congress.
Clinton used the occasion to set the
legislative agenda for the next year.
Visiting Prof. David Meyer, who is
teaching a course titled, The American
Chief Executive said, "This is a big
opportunity for setting the agenda and
the priorities for the administration."
Meyer added that presidents have
developed a distinct style in the State of
the Union address.
"Carter would talk heavily into de-
tails. Reagan would use simple words
and would follow broad themes," he
Speechwriters, however, have had a
lot to do with shaping a president's
"Kennedy's were like graceful es-
says - a credit to Theodore Sorenson.
Nixon probably wrote his own -- they
were awkward," Meyer said.
In his speech, Clinton identified
health care in the United States as a
crisis that needs extensive aid.
Economics and Public Policy Prof.
Paul Courant said, "Health care has
enormous implications. This will be the
main budgetary question."
Michael Harrison, director of pub-
Olic relations at the University Medical
Center, said the University has already
moved in the direction of improving
efficiency and cutting costs but that

imminenthealthcarereform has left the
hospital in limbo.
"There is so much uncertainty with
the health care plan," Harrison said.
"It's hard to say what the changes will
Medical Center Executive Director
John Forsyth estimated that in 1980, the
United States spent $248 billion on
health care; by 1990, that figure had
jumped to $647 billion.
Health care expenditures are ex-
pected to reach $1.5 trillion by the year
2000. '
More than 36 million Americans do
not have insurance.
Forsyth added, "The number of
Americans who lack health insurance
continues to grow, despite spiraling in-
creases in health care spending."
The University's Medical Center
has an operating budget of $589 mil-
lion. Last year, the medical center treated
more than 830,000 patients.
Forsyth added, "Our health care
system is the best in the world. We need
to keep the best parts and improve its
Just like day follows night, good
times follow bad, Courant said. The
depressed economy that contributed to
President Bush's downfall in 1992 has
turned around to the benefit of Presi-
dent Clinton. Indicators show the
economy will remain strong this year.
"The recovery is doing rather well
as compared to the recession of 1990
and 1991. Inflation is low, unemploy-
ment has fallen and output is growing,"
Courant said.
The rate of unemployment has fallen
to 6.3 percent.
"Next year also looks pretty good.
Clinton deserves a modest amount of
credit for the economic recovery," Cou-
rant said.

Courant said the Michigan economy
is growing faster than the national
economy because of higher sales of
durable goods.
He added that Clinton's economic
policy may have a positive effect over
the next four years but will not pay off
in the long run.
With a high budget deficit, fore-
casted to exceed $180 billion for 1994,
"this restrains the government from in-
vesting in education or public safety,"
Courant said.
Nevertheless, the prospects for col-
lege graduates are brighter.
"The employment outlook for col-
lege graduates is much better than ev-
eryone else," Courant said. "The return
for college graduates is higher. This has
never been more true."
Courant said, people without a col-
lege education have seen their incomes
fall over the past few years.
Political Science Prof. Paul Huth,
who teaches a course called Interna-
tional Security Affairs, said there are a
number of issues in foreign affairs that
Clinton will have to contend with in the
next year - in particular, Bosnia and
the situation in the former Yugoslavia.
"There is a question of whether the
United States should stay involved or
get out," Huth said.
In evaluating the past year, Huth
said he feels Clinton's inexperience
and the inexperience of his advisers has
hurt the president in foreign affairs.
"Clinton has been erratic. There are
a lot of inconsistencies in his policies,"
he said. Huth gave the example of U.S.
policy concerning Bosnia.
"Clinton has made some strong
threats to intervene if the ethnic cleans-
ing continued. The Secretary of State,
however, has said it's not in the national
interest to get involved," Huth said.

At yesterday's assembly meeting
Kight placed a resolution on the table
to allow University students to vote
on the issue. '
However, assembly members did
not vote on Kight's proposal last night
and referred the matter to the MSA'
Rules and Elections Committee.
The resolution Kight proposed'
would have students vote on two is
sues that would appear on the ballot at
the next student-wide election.
The first issue concerns whethet
student leaders, including the MSA
president and vice president, "shouO.
receive compensation in the form of
tuition waivers and/or from a scholar
ship fund."
The second issue involves whethe
money from a student leadership tu
ition waiver or scholarship couldcome
directly from the University.
"We. feel this addresses the issu4
at hand," Kight said.
Kight left the possibility pen foig
the two leaders to accept the waivers
retroactively if the resolution is passed
by the students.
Rackham Rep. Roger De Roo sai
last week that tuition waivers coming
directly from the University would be
a conflict of interest in dealing wit
the University administration. De Roo,
said he applauds the decision ofKigh
and Greenberg not to accept the waiv
Despite the criticism of the waiv.
ers, Greenberg said Hartford's office
stands by the decision to provide them
LSA first-year
student Anthony
Thomas talks to
Tarecruiter from
the Northeast
Indiana School
District last:
night at Career
* " Planning &
"yMinority Career
j; Cnference.r
_ Daily4
ities for Jobs~
a student representative for CP&P
She said the conferencewas expande
to serve more students.
"Last year there were more posi-
tions open in finance and computers
and this year we decided to change t
open up the conference to a broader
group of students by including amor
diverse group of companies." I
May Department Stores Compan
representative and University alui
Steve Davinsky lauded the fair.
"The population at large is b
coming more diverse and so is ou
work force. This is a great opport
nity for us to see candidates wit
diverse backgrounds all at once," h
Students can obtain job search in
formation at the upcoming Summe
Job Search or the Educational Caree


Conference prepares minoi

Where could students get anything
from a frisbee that reads "Get A Life"
to a paid summer internship to a per-
manent job?
People who have visited Career
Planning & Placement (CP&P) lately
probably know the answer. People
who haven't are a little late.
The University's 20th Annual
Minority Career Conference, orga-
nized by CP&P, kicked off with in-
formation tables last night and will
continue with individual interviews
today for students who have already
Debbie Taylor, conference orga-
nizer and CP&P's coordinator of mi-
nority services, said the goal of the
conference is "to help students hook
up with employers.

"Students should come with goals
in mind such as to get information to
make contacts to find summer job
information. We have everyone here
from Kraft to Microsoft to Depart-
ment of State," she said.
The conference was attended by
approximately 600 students, and 70
companies ranging from The Ann
Arbor News to Nabisco Brands, Inc.
Students had the opportunity to
ask employers their most feared ques-
tions at a panel discussion.
LSA senior Thay Thong said the
conference attracted a lot of people.
"You have to be really aggressive -
if you want an interview you have to
"This is a good program because it
gives minorities an opportunity to
network," she said.
LSA senior Cecilia Chen works as

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The current Nursing School Dean is named Rhetaugh Dumas. Her name was incorrectly spelled in yesterday's Daily.


Group Meetings.
" AIESEC, Business Administra-
tion, Room 1276, 6 p.m.
" Campus Scouts, mass meeting,
Michigan Union, Room 2203,
7-8 p.m.
Q East Quad support group for
lesbians, gay men, & bisexual
people, call 764-3678 for info.
Q Hindu Students Council, MLB,
Room 2002, 8 p.m.
U Juggling Club, Michigan'Union,
A ndPt'cnn nnm D7 rn m

Q AIDS: Current Treatments
and Psychosocial Aspects,
sponsored by Health Action,
Michigan League, Conference
Room 4 & 5, 7 p.m.
Q Dayton's, Hudson's, Marshall
Field's, sponsored by Career
Planning and Placement, Michi-
gan Union, Anderson Room, 6-
8 p.m.
Q Faith and Human Sexuality
nli'uucdnn I Lutha~n Camnus

Q Students of Color: The Law
School Application Process,
sponsored by Career Planning
and Placement, 5:10-6 p.m.
Q The Birthday of Trees: Tu
B'Shevat Seder, sponsored by
Reform Havurah, at Hillel, 1429
Hill St., 6:30 p.m.
Q The Other: Embracing Plural-
ism, sponsored by Canterbury
House and Lutheran Campus
Ministrv. Michian League.i


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