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A2 schools
By JENNIFER HARVEY
Daily Staff Reporter
The Ann Arbor Public Schools are looking
for a few good science teachers. They are
seeking volunteer professors and students to
strengthen the schools' science curriculum.
Volunteers, depending on their exper-
tise, can help teachers spread the science
r4 sage in the classroom, host an after-
school activity or make presentations to
classes.
Ann Arbor Public Schools Science Co-

The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 20, 1995 - 5

look for volunteers to improve science classes

ordinator Joseph Riley explained the rea-
soning behind the new program: "We want
to spread the science message by providing
more science experiences for more kids
more often."
Riley said that two elementary schools,
Mack and Logan, have been chosen its sci-
ence emphasis schools. They will participate
in more science assemblies, hands-on experi-
ences, and noontime and after-school science
activities. He added that people with a strong
science background are welcome to partici-

pate at any of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
The idea for the program was generated by
a similar program begun by Parke Davis Inc.,
in which experts went into local schools to
share their knowledge with students three
times in three weeks.
Riley said that several University professors
have already volunteered for the program.
University physics professor and volun-
teer Paul Berman said, "We'll bring in some
apparatus and equipment and allow the stu-
dents to observe phenomena they might not

usually notice."
Berman said that he and others in the
physics society will be donating their time,
primarily to children in kindergarten through
sixth grade.
Riley said pediatric residents from the
University's Medical School and University
aerospace engineers are currently volunteering.
He said that early exposure and interest
will help nurture the science abilities of the
students. "All scientists can tell you when
they first got interested in science. They'll

give a diverse bunch of reasons, but they all
remember something that first made it (sci-
ence) special for them. Hopefully, we'll be
able to offer that something special to a lot
more students," Riley said.
Riley said that volunteers from the Uni-
versity sci.ence community - professors, doc-
toral candidates, graduate students or under-
graduates - would be welcome.
To volunteer for the Ann Arbor Public
Schools' Science Emphasis Program, contact
Dr. Joseph Riley at 994-2162.

Archer to
%peak at
Medstart
conference
By MICHELLE LEE THOMPSON
Daily Staff Reporter
petroit Mayor Dennis Archer will
note tomorrow's Medstart confer-
ence, headlining a list of the nation's
children's advocates.
The conference will also feature
media analyst Jean Kilbourne, author
Peri Klass andphysicianPatchAdams.
The third annual conference is or-
ganized by Education, Social Work,
Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and
Law students, among others.
*'Medstart's goal is to raise the
level of awareness of children at risk
and to reiterate the dignity and value
of all children," Medstart co-chairs
and second-year Medical students
Julie Carroll and Vivek Rajagopal
said in a statement.
Archer will speak on how com-
munity empowerment helps ensure
the well-being of its children. During
her's tenure as mayor, Detroit re-
cly received a $100 million grant
from the federal government after be-
ing selected for one of the nation's

TIME FOR A TRIM

Student athlete to stand
trial on charges of assault

By FRANK C. LEE
Daily Staff Reporter
Second-year University Law stu-
dent Eric Wise claims he was am-
bushed and attacked by several mem-
bers of the Michigan wrestling team
following an Oct. 1 party at his Ann
Arbor residence.
Kendrick K. Kakazu, an LSA
senior, was charged with aggravated
assault - a misdemeanor with a
possible one-year sentence - last
month following an altercation at
the party. His trial is set for Feb. 3 in
15th District Court at the Washtenaw
County Courthouse.
"This, from my point of view, was
a premeditated attempt to lure some-
one out of the house and gang-beat
me," Wise claimed. "I was struck in the
head by some wrestlers probably 25
times with feet and fists."
Based on his lawyer's advice,
Kakazu will not make any statements
at this time. Kakazu's lawyer also de-
clined to speak with The Michigan
Daily.
Kalev Freeman, a wrestling team-
mate of Kakazu's and president of the
Undergraduate 'M' Club, accompa-
nied Kakazu to Wise's residence. "I
didn't see anything, but from my un-
derstanding Wise fell down the steps
with Kendrick," Freeman said. "I'm
sure that he sustained his injuries by
falling down the steps. If anything hap-
pened, I feel it must have been pro-
voked."
Kakazu is the only person who has
been charged at this time. University
Athletic DirectorJoe Roberson declined
to comment on the alleged assault.
Michigan wrestling coach Dale Bahr
could not be reached for comment.
"I think the only reason that there's
an issue is because Kendrick hasn't
been allowed by his lawyer to make a
statement," Freeman said. "I don't think
it's an incident involving the wrestling
team. I think it's mostly an incident
involving Kakazu and Wise."
Washtenaw County Assistant Pros-
ecutor Allison Bates said that the inci-
dent is serious enough to warrant pros-
ecution.
"We believe there was enough to

charge Kakazu with aggravated assault
based on the statements from the vic-
tim and witnesses," Bates said. "A
wrestler also made a statement to the
police."
Bates also said, "Kakazu is the only
person who could be positively identi-
fied as being there --and as assaulting
the victim."
Wise and other students were
having a party the night of Oct. 1 at
his house in the 500 block of Ben-
jamin Street when Kakazu, a mem-
ber of the wrestling team, and
Kakazu's friend, Paul Uzgiris,
walked over from a party across the
street from Wise.
'We believe there was
enough to charge
Kakazu with
aggravated assault
based on the
statements from the
victim and witnesses.
A wrestler also made a
statement to the
police.'
- Allison Bates
assistant prosecutor
Donald Wiest, a housemate of
Wise's who attended the party, claimed
Kakazu and Uzgiris were uninvited and
intoxicated, punched.a guest, and re-
fused to leave when asked.
Kakazu and Uzgiris eventually left
Wise's party, only to return hours later
that same night with some other wres-
tlers.
"Kendrick was banging on the door
at 3 a.m.," Wiest said. "Eric opens it,
and I was right behind him. The second
Eric stepped across the threshold, an-
other wrestler slammed our outside,
glass door against my face - holding
it shut."
Wiest added, "Kendrick and Eric
started grappling, and about six other
guys jumped out from the other side

of the porch where they had been
hiding and dragged Eric down the
steps." Several of the wrestlers have
denied that they assaulted Wise or
witnessed an assault.
According to University Hospi-
tals reports, Wise was treated later
that day for multiple cuts and bruises
and hemorrhaging of the eardrum.
Ann Arbor Police Detective Dave
Monroe and the assistant prosecutor
said medical reports and photographs
taken of Wise after the fight suggest
that Wise was attacked by more than
one individual.
"I think that his injuries are indica-
tive of more than one person assaulting
him," Bates said.
Uzgiris and most of the wrestlers
dispute the events leading up to the
second altercation.
"There was one guy who did invite
us up onto the porch," Uzgiris said.
"He did pour us a beer. Then five
minutes later a guy charged out the
door, yelling and screaming at us to get
out."
It was at this point that the first
altercation occurred. Wise said sev-
eral members at the party tried to
restrain Kakazu after the wrestler
allegedly threw a punch. But Uzgiris
claims that some of the Law stu-
dents began fighting with the wres-
tler.
Wiest denies that any Law students
fought with Kakazu. "If we truly at-
tacked them as a group, both of these
guys would be badly beaten," Wiest
said.
When asked about Kakazu's and
the wrestlers' intentions when they went
to Wise's house following the party,
Uzgiris declined to comment.
Freeman said, "The reason why I
went was to try to make sure nothing
got out of control."
Freeman said that as a result of
the incident, the wrestling team has
reached an agreement with the
coaches in which any wrestler in-
volved in a fight faces possible dis-
missal from the team.
Freeman and Uzgiris said that they
did not see what actually happened
between Kakazu, Wise and Wiest.

'The conference this
year Is to empower the
community to make
changes.'
! - Julie Carroll
Medstart co-chair

JUDITHRI N l
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packed house.
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empowerment zones.
"The conference this year is to
empower the community to make
changes," Carroll said. "(Archer) is
really inspirational in that way."
Klass will open the conference at
Medical School's Towsley Cen-
t with a talk on "Opening Our Eyes
Through the Voice of Children."
Klass, a Harvard Medical School
graduate, has advocated children's
rights through her books, most nota-
bly "Baby Doctor."
Kilbourne, an internationally rec-
ognized educator, will open the morn-
ing workshops, focusing on how the
mediaimpactchildren. Heraward-win-
gfilms include "Killing Us Softly"
Ad "Calling the Shots."
Other workshops will focus on
runaways, pediatric pain manage-
ment, growing up Asian American,
child abuse, environmental hazards,
gay and lesbian teens, school reform,
and the loss of a child due to violence.
West Virginia physician Adams,
who runs the Gesundheit Clinic that
'vides free care to the underserved,
speak on "Joy: the Ultimate Cure."
Benjamin Carson, director of pe-
diatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins
University, will discuss the require-
ments for children to fight the odds in
today's society.

By LISA PORIS
For the Daily
Following Kaplan Educational Cen-
ters' investigation of the new comput-
erized Graduate Record Exam, the
Educational Testing Service - which
administers the exam-cancelled sev-
eral December testing dates.
After hearing anecdotal evidence
that students were sharing information
about the exam after they had taken it,
Kaplan had 20 researchers take the test.
The investigation determined that ETS

was drawing its questions for the GRE
from a small pool for an extended pe-
riod of time.
Kaplan was able to replicate 80
percent of the exam. Kaplan brought
their evidence to ETS. In response,
ETS is suing Kaplan for copyright
infringment.
The $96 computerized GRE is dif-
ferent from the $56 traditional pencil-
and-paper GRE in several ways. The
test is taken at a computer center and
See GRE, Page 7

Similar to Entree Plus, card allows students to pre-pay for calls

By BRIAN A. SMITH
For the Daily
A pre-paid telephone card similar to Entre
Plus that will allow students to make long-
distance calls at reduced rates went on sale
yesterday.
Ulrich's Bookstore and Michigan Book and
Supply yesterday began selling Intellicards,
which can be purchased for a pre-paid amount
of $10 or $20.
Using the Intellicard, a flat rate applies to
calls placed anywhere within the United States.
Compared with four-minute long-distance
calls placed using AT&T's calling cards or
collect calls, Intellicall claims to save callers
significant amounts, up to 40 percent or more.

To use the card, students simply have to dial
an 800 number, enter their account number, and
then dial the number they are calling.
At the end of the call, the account will be
updated and read back to the student. If the
account runs low, a caller can add credit to the
card by charging any desired amount to a major
credit card.
While the idea of a pre-paid calling card has
not caught on in the United States yet, there is a
large market abroad, especially in Europe, where
people collect cards because of the artwork on the
face of the cards.
"Intellicall is presently focusing on four major
niche markets, one of them being colleges and
universities throughout the U.S. The Intellicard is

now being sold at around 14 different U.S
colleges including Nebraska, Arizona, and East-
ern Michigan," said Intellicall University Sales
Manager Russell Davis.
"Intellicall is not trying to compete in the long
distance market, but rather is focusing on a market
which uses pay-phones for four-to-five minute
calls, students are among this group," Davis said.
"The system is not trying to compete with the
phone system already established in the dorms."
Dave Richards, the general manager of both
Ulrich's Bookstore and Michigan Book and Sup-
ply, compared the card to Entree Plus.
"Entr6e Plus was not popular when it first
came out, but in just a couple years, it has
become extremely widely used," Richards said.

Intellicall officials claim the card is advanta-
geous for many reasons -especially safety. With
the card, students will never be stuck at a pay
phone without a way of reaching someone. Using
the card, students don't have to worry about sur-
prise phone bills every month and will learn to
budget the time spent on calls, Davis said.
With their signed request on file, a parent
can even monitor the amount of money their
son or daughter spends by automatically put-
ting a certain amount of money on the card
each month.
Students reacted positively to the idea of the
card. "Pre-paid in an interesting approach, similar
to Entree Plus," said Rachel Ross, a LSA first-
year student.

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Correction
Charges for printing documents at high-volume University computing sites starts Feb. 1,
rnaining sites. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.

and will begin May 1 at the

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Q Chinese Chrisitan Fellowship,
994-1064, Dana Building,
~Room 1046, 7:30 p.m.
njitsu Club, beginners wel-
come, 761-8251, IMSB, Room
G 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Q "Rheology of Subducting
Slabs," Scott Turner Lecture
Series- Schn-ichiro Ka~rato.

747-6889, CCRB, Room 2275,
7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday
U "Gesundheit: Laughter, Com-
munity and Other Ingredients
of Good Health," Patch Adams,
sponsored by St. Joe's Health
Educational Services, Quaker
Friends Meeting House, 1416

0 College Democrats, 747-9549,
mass meeting, Michigan
Union, Wolverine Room, 7
p.m.
" Cycling Club, 764-7814, Angell
Hall, Auditorium C, 7 p.m.
Q "Guest Recital," sponsored by
School of Music, Siglind Bruhn
on piano, School of Music, Re-
cital Hall, 4 p.m.
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