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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, November 17, 1994 - 5
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Write an
Daily Staff Reporter
Dorothy had to kill the Wicked
Witch for the ruby slippers that got
her home. All University students
have to do is write an essay of 500
words or less and they may win a
"charming" A -frame house in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
"It's a great opportunity for col-
lege students. I don't know why I
didn't think of contacting (a student
newspaper) before," said Trudy
Adams, a Marquette resident who has
decided to give her home away in an
essay contest.
The essay should tell how winning
this home would affect your life. Stu-
dents who want a home and cannot
afford one or want to get away from
"the pressures of urban life" are encour-
aged to apply. There is a $25 entry fee.

essay, nel
Adams has received 1,300 entries
so far and the contest will close when
she receives 2,500.
Afraid of being accused of bias,
Adams took herself out of the judging
process. "I wanted the contest to be
clean," she said. She will read all the
entries, but will have no influence in
determining the winner.
The essays will be judged by an
independent panel of two men and
two women. Adams chose represen-
tatives she considered open-minded
because entries may come in from all
different areas of the country.
The four panelists are residents of
Marquette and are well known in the
community. Their visibility is impor-
tant to Adams, so people know the
contest is legitimate and not another
"too-good-to-be-true"-type scam.
The panel is looking for what they

a home in the U.P.

feel is the most sincerely expressed
sentiment. The winner could have a
great need for a home or just be wild
about the Upper Peninsula. The main
concern is to get the point across.
The house, situated on 5.9 wooded
acres on a main road, is 10 minutes
from Marquette. There are three bed-
rooms, a large loft master bedroom,
one bathroom, an expansive main
room with a 30-foot ceiling and an-
other room Adams uses as an office.
Originally, Adams tried to sell her
house the conventional way by put-
ting an ad in the paper. After four
weeks, she found it impossible to co-
ordinate her schedule with people who
were interested in seeing the house.
The idea for the contest came to her
on her way to work one morning.
"I wanted to do something origi-
nal, something unique," Adams said.

"I needed to find a new owner, maybe
someone who had always wanted to
get up to the Upper Peninsula and
never could."
As business manager of the
Woman's Center in Marquette, a non-
profit organization, Adams is con-
stantly involved with fundraising.
Because she is always in an environ-
ment that is continually trying to find
innovative ways to generate money,
Adams wanted to do the same thing
for herself.
"Probably because I am involved
in a social services organization I
wanted to give something back. Tis
seemed like a great way to do that"
she said.
To enter the contest, write Io
HOME, P.O. Box 669, Marquette, I
49855. Send a self-addressed,
stamped envelope for an entry form.

Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide strikes a reflective pose in this 1988 photo.
A id

*o resign priesthood
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) in 1948.
- President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Aristide's withdrawal fr
the slum priest whose fiery champi- priesthood is not likely to b
onship of the poor often pitted him support among Haiti's poor,
against dictators and his Roman whom associated the church
Catholic superiors, is leaving the chy with the old military reg
priesthood. Aristide spokesman Yvo
The Vatican, long at odds with the tune acknowledged there had
iopulist priest, pressured Aristide to been friction with the church
resign, a church source said yester- "The Catholic hierarchy
day. Two government officials, who uncomfortable with the presi
also spoke on condition of anonym- ing a lay authority and at th
ity, confirmed Aristide would leave time a priest who should be
the priesthood. for the Holy See," Neptune s
There was no immediate comment The Salesian order ex
by Aristide or specific reason given Aristide in 1988, saying his lib
for his departure. theology teachings were inciti
He spent the day meeting with war. The Vatican never f
4aitian business leaders and Oscar defrocked him, but sourc
Arias Sanchez, the former president Aristide is now being pressu
of Costa Rica who won the Nobel Rome to relinquish his collar
Peace Prize in 1987. Aristide, who swept U.N
At a news conference, Arias urged vised elections four years a
Haitians to follow his country's model turned to Haiti on Oct. 15 aft
and abolish the army, which has been years in exile following a Sep
blamed for condoning thousands of 1991 military coup. Thousands
political killings in the last three years. soldiers came to the Caribbean
"I believe that the abolition of the to help restore his governmen
' aitian army is an idea whose time The church official, who re
as come," Arias said. Costa Rica, the anonymity, said Aristide will
most stable country in Central letter of resignation to the V
America, disbanded its armed forces but he did not say when.
Schools test bus drivers for dry
DETROIT (AP) - School dis- have joined to cover the ex
tricts statewide have until Jan. 1 to $35,000 price tag for the pro
begin randomly testing school bus first year, said David Ogg, a
drivers for drug and alcohol use. superintendent for Macomb Ir
* The federal requirement affects diate District Schools. A sim
most of Michigan's 12,500 public and fort is under way in Oakland
private school bus drivers. By acting as a group, the
"I think it's great, because now hope to get lower bids from
you don't know who is driving your nies that provide the tests an
kids home from school," said Brenda tain the data for the school
Biazza, a bus driver for Warren Con- district will pay the share of
solidated Schools. "They should have costs for its drivers.
started it a long time ago." The law requires districts t
A 1991 federal law requires dis- least half of their drivers rands
cts and cities to start testing Jan. 1 the first two years.
4If they have 50 or more drivers. The
requirement also affects commercial
drivers for cities, including snow plow
and dump truck drivers.
Those districts and cities with
fewer than 50 drivers have until Janu-
ary 1996 to start testing. The districts
and cities will have to pay for their E n t(
In Macomb County, six districts

More than
DALLAS (AP) - Doctors have
some sobering news for those who
think a little alcohol is good for their
health: Anything more than a drink a
day may be too much of a good thing.
Men who had two to four drinks a
week had the lowest rate of death
from all causes during an 11-year
study, the researchers said yesterday..
Many studies over the past 20 years
have shown that people who drink
moderately reduce their risk of dying
from heart disease by about 40 per-
cent. The evidence has become so
convincing that some heart special-
ists have cautiously recommended
moderate drinking for good health.
But while heart disease is the
nation's No. 1 killer, it is not the only
one. Some fear that alcohol's cardiac
benefits could be offset by its other
hazards, such as cancer and accidents.
Researchers from Harvard Medi-
cal School examined the effects of
drinking on all causes of death, not

Derins of Spirits
A study of drinking and health
by Harvard Medical School
researchers found:
K Men who have 2 to 4 drinks
a week havelowest death rate.
N Men who drink daily have
same death rate as
3 Men who drink twice or more
daily have 63% higher death
rate than nondrinkers.
just heart disease, in 22,071 male doc-
tors. In 11 years, they compared the
risk of death in the drinkers with that
of people who seldom or never drank.
They found that men who had two
to four drinks a week had the lowest
death rate - about 22 percent lower
than those who shunned alcohol. Men
who had up to six drinks a week also
ran a lower risk than the nondrinkers.
But by the time the men averaged
one drink a day, the benefits of alcohol
were wiped out. Their death risk was
the same as those who never drank.
Beyond a drink a day, the risk
went up sharply. Those who averaged
two or more drinks a day had a death
rate that was 63 percent higher than
that of the nondrinkers.
The researchers found that thelower
risk of dying from heart disease was
offset by an increase in cancer in those
who had more than a drink a day.

say asthma sufferers are dying because
they improperly use the nation's new-
est and longest-acting asthma drug,
prompting a pharmaceutical giant to
warn doctors and patients.
The drug, Serevent, is very effec-
tive at preventing asthma attacks and its
effects last longer than other drugs,
experts agree.
It doesn't treat actual asthma at-
tacks - because it takes at least 30
minutes to begin working. Yet, doctors
report 20 deaths since Serevent hit the
market in April, many believed caused
by patients inhaling the drug during an

attack and waiting in vain for it tohep.
"It's very, very important tlat
people understand Serevent is not for
acute asthma," RamonaJonesofmang-
facturerGlaxo Inc. said yesterday."It's
so important for people to have that
short-acting bronchodilator in case they
get in trouble."
Glaxo is warning doctors about the
problems and last week began meeting
with the Food and Drug Administra-
tion about strengthening Serevent's
patient warning label.
The FDA emphasizes that it can't
yet prove a connection with the 20

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