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Wolpe fir
LANSING (AP) - In his latest
political advertisement, Democrat
Howard Wolpe puts his mug close to
the camera and suggests Gov. John
Engler will try to "mug" him in this
fall's gubernatorial campaign.
"Take a good look at this face,"
&olpe says. "Because John Engler is
na try to bash it in."
Wolpe campaign manager Ken
Brock said yesterday the ad is an
effort to contrast Engler's style with
Wolpe's. "John Engler's got a divi-
sive leadership style. Howard believes
that we can work collectively to solve
problems in the state," he said.
Prof asks
'What is
2 Respirators, artificial
organs complicate
definition, Prof. Carl
Cohen says
Daily Staff Reporter
Death is a complex and intriguing
e, but University Prof. Carl Cohen
is among many in the philosophical
world who searches for solutions.
"Death is a conscious part of all
our lives," Cohen said in a presenta-
tion yesterday called "What is Death."
Also a member of the University
Hospitals Medical Ethics Commit-
tee, Cohen said,"There are certain
things about death which medical sci-
e cannot resolve."
Over the last 15 years, science and
technology have added new dimen-
sions to death. The development and
extensive use of devices such as res-
pirators and artificial organs have pro-
longed human life to the benefit of the
direct recipients and their families
and friends, Cohen said.
Former President Jimmy Carter
appointed the President's Commis-
for the Study of Ethical Prob-
lems in Medicine to establish com-
mon guidelines for death. These
guides were later adopted 47 states.
The commission defined death as
an individual who has sustained irre-
versible damage to the brain stem.
Death also is extended to the cessa-
tion of respiration and cerebral func-
tion. Physicians often determined
out extensive testing, however,
commission's guidelines are de-
signed to address ethical and profes-
sional responsibilities in complex situ-
"I think everyone who is alive
should appreciate being alive," said
ngie Miller, a first-year Medical
student. "Death is something that
should be addressed on a personal
level, not a collective one."

*Cohen said we should not believe
eath is a series of actions. Some
umans continue to grapple with ques-
ion of when life begins, which adds
o the mystery of death. "Once you
e dead, you are dead ... D-E-A-D
.. dead," Cohen said.
Science's innovation helped to
onfuse some physicians and patients,
owever, death remains a one-time
nt. "Death is a philosophical ques-
n as well as a scientific one," said
cott Blakely, a University employee.
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es another attack against Engler in advertisement

But Engler said Democrats are
doing the bashing. "I think that's more
hypocrisy coming out of Howard
Wolpe," he said. "This is the man
whose campaign has been regularly
taking whacks at me."
The governor said Wolpe said he
would not beat up on him, yet the
Democratic Party has aired ads at-
tacking Engler for his treatment of the
mentally ill in closing Detroit's
Lafayette Clinic.
And the Democratic convention
was a "sea of bashing," he said.
"It's very hypocritical for Con-
gressman Wolpe. I think that's prob-

'We don't have to bash (Wolpe). All we have to
do is talk about his record.'
- Gov. John Engler

ably the way the game is played in
Washington, say one thing and do
something else. We don't have to
bash. All we have to do is talk about
his record," Engler said.
Brock said the GOP struck first,
with ads attacking Wolpe as a tax-
and-spend liberal immediately after
his Aug. 2 primary victory. "They've
already attempted to bash his face in,"

he said.
The Wolpe ad features jerky
cutaways designed to make it stand
out from typical political ads flood-
ing the airwaves right now. The black
and white format underscores the cam-
paign theme of "clear choices" be-
tween Wolpe and Engler.
After suggesting Engler will try to
make him appear to be the bad guy,

Wolpe said he will offer straight talk
on the issues this fall.
The ad began airing Tuesday state-
wide. Brock said the campaign spent
$100,000 on television time.
Meanwhile, the campaigns dueled
again over crime. Wolpe's running
mate, state Sen. Debbie Stabenow,
claimed the escape of 10 inmates from
Detroit's Ryan Correctional Facility
was part of a pattern of escapes show-
ing Engler had mismanaged state pris-
Stabenow said it was one of 13
escapes, including one Tuesday night
from the Michigan Training Unit, a

medium-security prison in lonia, on
Engler's watch.
She said the Ionia prison was un-
derstaffed as much as 25 percent, yet
the department was turning back $25
million unspent to the state this year.
Department spokesman Warren
Williams claimed escapes declined
70 percent under Engler. All the guard
towers at the Ionia facility didn't have
to be staffed because of the addition
of motion detectors to the fence, he
"All the positions that were sup-
posed to be staffed last night were in
fact staffed," Williams said.

Grads' salaries up,
but prospects down

Daily Staff Reporter
A recent study reinforces the no-
tion that this generation will have
trouble achieving the lifestyle of its
Real wages, when measured
against inflation, declined for Ameri-
cans in the 1980s. Also, 30 years ago
Americans had lower tax'rates and a
faster growing economy, according
to Kiplinger's Personal Finance

once Nathan's takes

A student walks with a slice of pizza at the MUG. She will soon be able to enjoy a coney dog,
over in the space in the Union between Little Caesar's and Wendy's.

Hot dog! Nathan's Coney Island
fills up empty MUG by January

now cost the
average fam-
ily 26 percent
of its income,
compared to
18 percent in

g ,oUN T-'

For the Daily
Tired of eating the same old stuff
at the MUG in the Michigan Union?
Get ready for chili and hot dogs.
Nathan's Coney Island will soon
occupy the spot formerly held by
Mike's Inside Scoop between Little
Caesar's and Wendy's.
Audrey Schwimmer, director of
the Union, said Little Caesar's cur-
rently owns the lease to the spot and
has signed franchise papers with
Nathan's Coney Island. Jeff Besh,
district manager for Little Caesar's,
said the goal is to open Nathan's by
Student reaction to the news of the
coming restaurant have been mixed.

"I'm not very big on coney dogs,"
said Jennifer Cleary, an LSA junior.
Julia Allmond, an Engineering
junior, agreed.
"I don't eat at the Union very
much, but I guess it might be some-
thing to try," Allmond said. "I think
what they should do is put in a coffee
shop. There's no place to sit in the one
upstairs. It's way too crowded."
John Lee, an LSA senior, says the
success of the new restaurant depends
entirely upon how good the food is.
"I've never heard of Nathan's be-
fore, but I don't think any of my
friends would eat there," Lee admit-
ted. "They'd probably be willing to
try it once. I'd certainly be willing to
try it.

"Back home, Skyline Chili is a
really big seller, because people tried
it, and it was good, so now they eat it
all the time," Lee said. "It really de-
pends on the restaurant whether or
not people will go back. I mean, like
this Chinese place, Wok Express. My
friends tried it, but they never went
Along with the coming arrival of
Nathan's Coney Island, the ground
floor of the Union is soon to be expe-
riencing another change as well. The
Computer Showcase will be taking
over the old Kinko's space to make
room for a large quantity of software
and other computer supplies. The ex-
pansion is scheduled for completion
in October.

Consequently, home ownership
among people under 24 has fallen
from 24 percent in 1970 to 15 percent
People without college degrees
fared worst. From 1979 to 1987, such
workers saw their wages drop by 20
percent when considering inflation.
Starting salaries up for most
college graduates
Starting salaries increased for most
college graduates last year, but with
inflation the gain has been modest,
according to the College Placement
Accounting graduates earn an av-
erage of $28,372 and business admin-
istration students take in $27,643. The
typical offer for economics grads is
$27,643 and management informa-
tion systems graduates will make
Engineering students face tough
competition, according to the coun-
cil, and that means salaries have not
risen much. The rates for engineering
fields are as follows: civil service,
$29,809; industrial, $33,267; me-
chanical, $35,051; electrical, $34,840;
chemical, $39,204; petroleum,
$38,286; aerospace, $30,860.
Computer science graduates, who
receive about $31,783, still maintain
wider employment options than other
English and psychology majors
pull in two of the lower salaries at

$21,360 and $20,488, respectively.
Foreign-language students can expect
to make $23,205.
Political science graduates top the
humanities with a salary of $24,369.
Nursing students saw their start-
ing rates drop nearly 8 percent last
year to $28,594. However, allied
health and health sciences saw their
salaries raise to $30,649 and $24,886,
Despite the increases in hiring on
campus and increased salary offers,
fewer employers recruiting on cam-
pus, according to the council.
Wanted: Messiest dorm room in
Students will be rewarded for
keeping their rodms like a "pigsty"
this year. The maker of the game
"Pass the Pigs" is conducting a con-
test find the messiest dorm room in
the country.
"'Pass the Pigs' is extremely popu-
lar among college students," said Andi
Huges, a spokeswoman for Milton
Bradley, which makes the game.
The grand prize winner receives
$1,000, a professional room clean-
ing, an on-campus party for 100
friends and a Milton Bradley prize
pack. The nominator also gets $1,000.
In addition, winners will be cho-
sen from each state and will receive a
"Pass the Pigs" game, T-shirts and
other prizes.
"Pass the Pigs" is a game where
players roll two pigs as dice and score
points based on the way they land.
The more comical and difficult posi-
tions score the highest. Players go
"hog wild" trying to roll snouters,
razorbacks and double-leaning
Toparticipate in Milton Bradley's
National Pigsty Search, students must
send a photo and a brief paragraph
describing why they're proud of their
"pigsty." Entries must be postmarked
by Oct. 10 and mailed to:
Pass the Pigs' Pigsty
25th Floor
1330 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Contestants must have a resident
adviser sign their nomination. Any
sign of intentional damage or room
destruction will be disqualified auto-
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it's not too late
to joi n the

Document service still fighting fees

Daily Staff Reporter
Robin Hood has been beaten back,
but will not give up the fight.
Michigan Document Services
(MDS), which publishes coursepacks
for University classes, will continue
its struggle to eliminate royalty costs
despite an adverse court ruling.
Three publishing companies sued
MDS in February last year for not
paying royalties to the copyright hold-
ers. This summer, the judge fined

MDS $30,000 plus attorney fees.
MDS maintains royalties should
not be charged on coursepacks since
they are educational material.
"We have filed an appeal," said
Jim Smith, owner of MDS.
Smith said the legal briefs are due
in mid-October, at which point a new
court date will be set.
Smith said he has spent about
$250,000 on the case already.
Meanwhile, MDS has experienced
more problems than usual in complet-

ing students' coursepacks on time this
Visiting Communication Prof.
Clark Hubbard said coursepack de-
lays have been a burden for his stu-
dents. "I'm not blaming the docu-
ment service," Hubbard said. "They
were recommended to me. They have
a fairly good reputation." '
LSA junior Sam Michael said,
"I've been here four times for differ-
ent classes and I still don't have what
I need."

Man arrested in League robberies, believed to be series

Daily Staff Reporter
A man suspected of committing a
robbery in the Michigan League ear-
her this month was arrested yesterday
for armed robbery of another local
establishment. The Ann Arbor Police
Department (AAPD) and Department
of Public Safety (DPS) both said they
believe the man is responsible for a
rash of armed robberies in the Ann
Arbor area. His arraignment is sched-
uled for this afternoon.


rectional Center yesterday. The juve-
niles are serving time for attempted
car theft. AAPD is currently search-
ing the area but has yet to locate the

Bombs dropped from
Juvenile car thieves Markley window
escape from center Two people called DPS yesterday
Two females, ages 15 and 16, es- to report homemade bombs being
caped from Ann Arbor Heights Cor- thrown out of a Mary Markley win-

dow. The remains of the bombs --
Mountain Dew bottles containing alu-
minum foil and bleach - were recov-
ered in the courtyard. There was no
damage reported and there are no
Monitor grabbed
Theft of a computer monitor from
a cast room on the fifth floor of the
University Hospitals was reported
yesterday. The monitor is valued at
$500. There are no suspects.


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New Student Party, Rite of
Christian Initiation for Adults,
331 Thompson, 7 p.m.
Gospel Chorale Rehears-
als,764-1705, U-M Gospel
Chorale, Trotter House, 7:30-
9:30 p.m.
U Pizza Party, Armenian Students'
Cultural Association, 913-4530,
1001 E. University, 8 p.m.
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Q U-M Solar/Electric Boat Mass
Meeting, Dow Bldg., Rm. 1005,
7:30 p.m.
Q Meditation Workshop, Medi-
tation for Universal Conscious-
ness, 747-0885, Michigan
League, Henderson, 7-8:30 p.m.
Q Intervarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, 764-5702, Union, Kuenzel
Room, 7 p.m.
U Circle K Mass Meeting, 663-
2461, Union, Pond Room, 7:30

CP&P,764-7460, Angell Hall,
Aud. B, 7:10-8 p.m.
Q TV Night, "Mad About You,
Seinfeld," Hillel, 8-10 p.m.
U Weaning in humans and other
primates with B. Holly Smith,
Brown Bag Lunch, Museum of
Anthropology,Museums Bldg.,
Rm. 2009, noon to 1 p.m.
U Invasion of Haiti: Let the Hai-
tian People Decide Their Own
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