The Michigan Daily Friday, October 28, 1994 -7
.Breast cancer expo warns 'you are never too old to be tested'
By AMY MENSCH
Daily Staff Reporter
Women attending the Breast Health Ex-
position at McAuley Health Care Educa-
tion Center last night wore pink ribbons to
demonstrate their concern for breast cancer, a
deadly disease that afflicts one in nine Ameri-
can women during their lifetime.
More than 200 women gathered at the
expo to learn more about breast cancerand
separate out the facts from the myths about
breast cancer and other breast health issues.
October is National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and this event was the
largest of a number of activities aimed at
increasing the Ann Arbor community's
awareness. Displays and exhibits informed
the women about a variety of issues relating
to breast cancer.
Debbie Mattison, amedical social worker
at the health center said, "Although the
media is doing a better job of reporting on
breast cancer, we want to clear up any
confusion and empower women to make
The conference encouraged women to do
self-breast exams and have mammograms
done by the age 40. Anika Madarasz, a 1979
LSA alum, was diagnosed with breast cancer
at age 34, just four years after graduating in
1988 from the Business School. "You are
never too old to be tested," she warned. "I had
Madarasz said she believes she had the
cancer while she was a graduate student, but
she was not aware because she did not know
enough about the disease. Today, she volun-
teers with the American Cancer Society and
she chairs all breast cancer activities.
Because 75 percent of all breast cancer
occurs without any previous history, all women
are at risk, said Dr. Maureen Forrest, a radi-
ologist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, during a
A number of Ann Arbor food stores and
restaurants like Cottage Inn Pizza and the
Great Harvest Bread Company had displays
that informed expo participants about how to
lead a healthier lifestyle through diet by pro-
viding recipes and free food samples that
were low in fat and high in nutrients.
Women could also take breast self-exam
shower cards and mammogram information
while aplastic surgeon described the possible
options for reconstructive breast surgery.
There also were displays of women's health
products and services.
At the exposition, a four-member physi-
cian panel shared the latest in screening, diag-
nosis and treatment options for breast cancer.
Dr. G. Marie Swanson, presidentoftheMichi-
gan Division Board of Di rectors for the Ameri-
can Cancer Society anddirector of the Cancer
Center at Michigan State University, was the
Women of all ages attended the confer-
ence for a variety of reasons. Some were
survivors of breast cancer, while others sim-
ply wanted to educate themselves on the dan-
gers of this deadly disease.
Some were suffering from the disease while
others had a relative or friend who had the
disease. "I came to update myself on the latest
findings about cancer," one cancer survivor
THIS AIN'T NO DENTIST'S CHAIR
U.S. turns ship
away from Haiti
Los Angeles Times
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -
More than a week after the United
Nations lifted three years of crip-
pling international sanctions against
Haiti, the U.S. military intervention
force here turned away the first
major shipment of raw materials,
spare parts and medicine crucial to
jump-starting the Haitian economy
and rebuilding the nation's health
and welfare, U.S. commanders con-
After three days of waiting off-
shore in Port-au-Prince harbor this
week, the 1,500-ton American con-
tainer ship Ocean Fleet was forced to
sail away late Wednesday for the
neighboring Dominican Republic,
taking with it vital components that
Haitian businessmen said could have
employed about 6,000 workers at
more than 20 factories throughout the
capital, most of them idled by the
embargo that was lifted 10 days ago
with President Jean Bertrand-
The reason, according to com-
manders of the U.S. military force
that now controls the vital Port-au-
Prince seaport: Title 46 of the U.S.
Code of Federal Regulations, cover-
ing civil transportation safety rules in
the United States.
Applying U.S. federal safety
standards in a sovereign port hun-
dreds of miles off America's shores,
the U.S. military's Habor Defense
Command found, after examining
the first major shipment of sanc-
tions-banned goods and material to
Haiti, that three of the 76 containers
loaded and cleared in Miami three
days before were stowed in a way
that presented "a potential hazard"
to the port and the 1,000 American
troops encamped there.
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mike
Rauworth, who effectively serves as
harbor master and port captain in Port-
au-Prince, confirmed yesterday that
he signed the order refusing permis-
sion for the vessel to dock largely
because a single container was packed
with a potentially hazardous combi-
nation of chemicals.
"We're talking about a potential
risk that would be very serious if it
came up in a U.S. port fully equipped
with reliable infrastructure and
firefighting facilities ... and we've
got none of that here," Rauworth
He added that the combination of
calcium hydrochlorite and sulphuric
acid packed into the single container
and stowed at the bottom of the ship's
hold presented "an explosion hazard,
a fire hazard and the possibility of a
dangerous gas mixture."
A $25 deposit is required.
John Klausmeyer, sitting in this studio at the Exhibit Museum, works to
replicate bones from a skull ancestral to that of a whale.
U.S. to double its warplanes in Persian Gulf
317 South State
(at North University)
Ann Arbor, MI
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - The United
States plans to nearly double the war-
planes stationed indefinitely in the
Persian Gulf, giving the military more
firepower to enforce the Clinton
dministration's warning to Iraq to
keep its most dangerous troops out of
easy striking distance of Kuwait:
On the eve of President Clinton's
visit to Kuwait, Pentagon officials
said yesterday that for the first time
U.S. planes will be based in that na-
tion - a squadron of 24 U.S. A-10
"Warthog" attack jets, which special-
ize in destroying tanks. The officials
added that an announcement of addi-
tional aircraft deployments to the re-
gion will be made in the next few
The change is necessary, Penta-
gon spokesman Kenneth Bacon said,
to ensure that Saddam Hussein obeys
the demand issued last week by the
United States and Britain that he keep
Iraq's well-armed Republican Guard
troops and tanks north of the 32nd
parallel about 150 miles from the
In total, the Defense officials said,
there will be about 130 U.S. aircraft
stationed for long-term duty in the
Persian Gulf region, up from about 70
before the most recent crisis with Iraq
began earlier this month.
This latest crisis defused quickly,
and most of the Air Force and Navy
aircraft rushed to the region three
weeks ago will be withdrawn by the
end of this year. But Pentagon offi-
cials said they are putting in place
plans that will allow the military to
respond more rapidly should Iraq
again turn bellicose. The administra-
tion is hoping by next year to have
"prepositioned" enough equipment in
the Persian Gulf region to supply three
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