Regents to hold
meeting this week
TheUniversity Board of Regents will
head to the Dearborn campus on Thurs-
day for the discussion and public com-
ments portions of its monthly meeting.
. The regents annually hold part of a
monthly meeting at the University's
commuter campuses, which are lo-
cated in Flint and Dearborn.
' The meeting is scheduled for 1:30
p.m. Discussion items include pre-
sentations on the University's living-
learning programs and Dearborn in-
At 4 p.m., the regents will listen to
public comments on the Dearborn cam-
pus. Community members can sign
up in the Regents' Office of the Flem-
ing Administration Buildingto speak.
The regents permit up to 12 people to
speak for up to five minutes each.
On Friday, the regents plan to re-
turn to Ann Arbor for the business
portion of the meeting, which is sched-
uled to begin at 9:30 a.m. The meeting
will be held in the Regents' Room of
*the Fleming Administration Building.
shorts in East Quad
East Quad residents spent almost
an hour outside last night, but not to
enjoy the spring weather.
Smoke caused by an electrical
short in a juice vending machine on
the north side forced students and
staff to evacuate the building.
Lt. Don Dally of the Ann Arbor
Fire Department said that the short
was probably caused by crossed wires
and that the machine was being re-
moved from the building.
No injuries were reported.
Honors students to
be inducted tonight
The Golden Key National Honor
Society will hold its last spring induc-
tion ceremony at the Michigan League
at 7 tonight.
In the future, the group will switch
to afall induction so members will have
another year to participate, said Vice
President Sumit Gupta, an LSA senior.
The ceremony will include the in-
duction of the new members - the top
15 percent of the junior class based on
grade-point average-and a food drive.
Approximately 300 students will be
inducted this year, said incoming presi-
dent, LSA junior Shenia Coleman. The
amount is down from previous years
because the eligibility requirements
The canned food donated will be
forwarded to Food Gatherers of
Washtenaw County for distribution.
LSA delays vote on
Students would no longer be able to
use the pass/fail option for their fourth
term of a foreign language if a proposal
made at last Monday's LSA faculty
' The LSA curriculum committee
formulated the proposal after its re-
search indicated that students use the
pass/fail option much more often in
foreign languages than in any other
classes. They also discovered that the
grades of students taking the class pass/
fail were lower than those of students
taking the class for a grade.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
Patience Atkin, Cathy Boguslaski
and Ronnie Glassberg
i Cs A1The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 13, 1995 - 3
Restaurants go smoke-free for health, money
By Jason Wine
For the Daily
Both Richard Schubach, managerofRed Hawk
Bar and Grill, and Chris Ames, manager of Park
Avenue Cafe, indicated the health of their custom-
ers and staff prompted their decisions to become
Monetary factors, such as the loss of smoking
customers to other smoking establishments, also
come into play when a restaurant decides to
Ann Arbor City Councilmember Peter Nico-
las (I-4th Ward) has faith that "the market system
is working in Ann Arbor." Nicolas, who sits on
the city's IndoorClean Air Ordinance Task Force,
believes that "there are enough people in Ann
Arbor who desire a smoke-free environment and
more (restaurants) will go smoke-free."
Local restaurant owners say their experiences
"With all other factors being equal, I would
choose a restaurant that does not allow
- Brent Plater
SNRE senior and non-smoker
support Nicolas' views.
Schubach said he does not regret the decision
to go smoke-free. "Some smoking customers
have gone someplace else, but their numbers have
been more than offset by new non-smoking cus-
tomers," he said.
Michigan state law requires any restaurant
choosing to allow smoking to reserve at least 50
percent of its total seating area for non-smoking
patrons. Certain restaurants, such as Amer's
Mediterranean Deli on State Street, take this
law quite literally with an aisle dividing the
smoking area on the left from the non-smoking
area on the right.
However, the non-smoking section in the front
of the restaurant is often very smoky, a problem
that alarms Ann Arbor clean-air activist Rosalind
Lloyd. "Wafting smoke does not know that these
sections are designated as smoke-free," she
Nicolas said he would like to see the Ann
Arbor City Council adopt an ordinance forcing
Ann Arbor restaurants that allow smoking to limit
their smoking sections to 25 percent of the total
area. Nicolas said such an ordinance would reflect
a population that is 75 percent non-smoking.
Some- smokers, like LSA sophomore Neil
Mitra, aren't deterred by non-smoking policies. "I
choose restaurants based on their quality of food.
not whether I can smoke in them or not," he said.
Al Allam. an Engineering junior. said he fre-
quents Amer's over other restaurants because of its
tolerant attitude toward smokers. "I choose restau-
rants based on my ability to smoke in them," he said.
Brent Plater, an SNRE senior, is a non-
smoker who favors restaurants that are smoke-
free. "With all other factors being equal, I would
choose a restaurant that does not allow smok-
ing," he said.
Parties differ on
By Amy Klein
Daily Staff Reporter
With Michigan Student Assembly
elections 10 days away, candidates are
taking decisive stands on many issues
like Leadership 2017, a University-
sponsored conference that trains stu-
dent leaders during the summer.
The administration selects students
An Ann Arbor police officer surveys the damage after yesterday's car accident on South Division Street.
Car swerves, crashes into house
for the program,
a stipend to attend
complete a self-
beneficial to the
University or a
ship 2017, there
By Frank C. Lee
Daily Staff Reporter
A green Ford Thunderbird was
headed northbound in the center lane
on South Division Street near East
Jefferson Street around 5 p.m. yester-
day when it swerved to avoid hitting a
white Toyota Camry, witnesses said.
The Camry was in the right lane and
moved into the center lane - pulling
in front of the Thunderbird.
The Thunderbird jumped the curb,
crashing into concrete porch steps and
The driver of the Thunderbird,
whom police declined to identify,
was taken to University Hospitals.
Ann Arbor Police Officer Gary
Oxender, a trained accident investiga-
tor, said, "He's probably been treated
and released. There were no serious,
Dave Schroeder, an Engineering
junior who witnessed the accident, said,
"He probably had some broken or
bruised ribs, but other than that he
James Wang, the driver of the
Camry, and the passengers, his wife
and 2-year-old son, were not injured.
The accident, however, reduced the
steps of a house in the 300 block of East
Jefferson Street to rubble, sending
chunks of concrete crashed through the
house's front window. The
Thunderbird's fender was crumpled;
the Camry sustained no damage.
Police are still trying to determine
the cause of the car accident. Police
Officer Alicia Green, who was one of
the first to arrive at the site, said she
did not believe alcohol was a factor.
"I don't know exactly what the
cause is," Oxender said. "It could have
been speeding or changing lanes."
Wang, 33, who is not affiliated
with the University, said, "He was
driving real fast. I was just changing
lanes - going downtown."
Oxender said, "The white car was
in the right lane going northbound
trying to move into the middle lane.
The green car in the middle lane might
have swerved to avoid him."
New technology detects diseased tissue
By Danielle Belkin
Daily Staff Reporter
Elasticity imaging, a new technol-
ogy used to determine the hardness of
body tissue, may be a major medical
breakthrough for detecting diseased tis-
sues such as those with cancer.
"It's physically simple to use, it's
inexpensive, and for some applications,
it could be the best method for deter-
mining if there is cause for concern,"
said electrical engineering and com-
puter science Prof. Matt O'Donnell.
Elasticity imaging is a method
developed by O'Donnell and Uni-
versity researcher Stas Emelianov to
detect masses, scars or blockages
within the body. Testing on human
tissue should begin within the year,
The researchers use gelatin and vary
its thickness to simulate the harden-
ing of diseased tissues in the body.
While applying pressure to the gela-
tin mass, an ultrasound transducer -
the same machine used to monitor the
development of a fetus - creates an
image using calculations figured by a
computer. The output is a representa-
tion of what is hard and diseased, or
soft and healthy in the body.
The first application of the tech-
nique will try to monitor the body's
response afterkidney transplants. If there
is a problem with the body's acceptance
of the donor organ the tissue hardens,
signifying the rejection of an incompat-
ible kidney, O'Donnell said.
Tissue elasticity can also be moni-
tored with the technique during an
angioplasty, a procedure involving
the detection of blockages in coro-
O'Donnell expressed hope that the
technique could be used after a
mammogram as a second test in detect-
ing breast tumors.
But he added that elasticity imag-
ing could also be a useful tool for
diseased tissue detection in any organ
that changes in softness.
The important function of the tech-
nique is its ability to differentiate be-
tween harmful tissue and other types of
masses. For example, a doctor could
distinguish between a calcified coro-
nary artery and a blood clot.
Because the technique utilizes ul-
trasound machines, it will probably be
picked up by companies that already
manufacture such machines. They
would only have to accommodate the
computer processing, O'Donnell said.
"Clinical trials for the detection of
kidney disease will hopefully begin
within a year and trials for coronary
artery blockages within two years,"
Funding for the project comes from
federal agencies. O'Donnell said the
researchers purposely made the find-
ings public domain.
The new technology is the result of a
combined effort between the University
and the Soviet Academy of Sciences.
split in the different stands on leader-
MSA President Julie Neenan, a
Michigan Party member, attended
Leadership 2017 last summer and said
she was selected to participate based on
her student group's broad constituency.
"I think that the people who are
bashing it don't know anything about
the program. They'rejust standing back
so far and making a superficial judge-
ment," she said.
The Students' Party opposes the
source of funding for Leadership 2017.
Vice presidential candidate Fiona Rose
said she thinks students should not pay
for a program that trains others.
"My problem isn't that it's paid and
it isn't because it deals with leadership
- the problem is a closed selection
process where the students are hand-
picked by the administration and then
other students pay for it. That's unac-
ceptable," Rose said.
Independent vice presidential candi-
date Angie Kelic said she thinks hand-
picking the student leaders is unethical.
"I respect the fact that the Univer-
sity is trying to network, but the admin-
istration handpicking people is just
wrong. There are plenty of other good
student leaders who are just over-
looked," Kelic said.
The Wolverine Party shares a simi-
lar concern about student money fund-
ing the conference. In response, the
Wolverine Party plans to work with the
Student Alumni Council to develop
several leadership training programs.
The Wolverine Party's programs
will aim to provide year-round training
during the academic terms. Funding
would be solicited from alumni and
other outside contributors.
"Involving alumni in the process al-
lows students to learn how their back-
ground at the Uni-
versity applies to
situations in the
Sth the workforce," said
ho are Wolverine
Party's vice presi-
t dondential candidate.
the program will
strengthen the ties
and current stu-
Julie Neenan dents."
M- JulieNeenn Flint Wai-
MSA president ness, the presi-
on the Michigan Party slate, said he
thinks the problem with Leadership
2017 is that student leaders receive
money from the administration.
Wainess, however, agrees that an
equal concern is the conference's
source of funding.
Like the Wolverine Party's proposal
to search for outside funding, the Michi-
gan Party candidates suggest Leader-
ship 2017 be financed by corporate
funds. "This has the potential, if funded
correctly, to allow student.leaders to
spend the summer months doing a lot
of good for students," Wainess said.
Voicing stronger opposition, presi-
dential candidate Mark Biersack on
the Maize and Blue party ticket ob-
jects to student leaders receiving any
money from the administration.
"I think any program for leadership
development is fine, but no MSA of-
ficer or representative should be getting
money in relation to their position,"
Biersack said. "The besttraining is found
in the things you have done."
Jodi Masley, an independent presi-
dential candidate, has endorsed a more
extreme view against Leadership 2017.
"We're absolutely opposed to stu-
dent leaders being bought by the admin-
istration," Masley said.
"I think the best way for students to
become better leaders is for them to
actually lead demonstrations and orga-
nize other students," she said.
State Rep. Liz Brater (D-Ann Arbor) said only specific portions of Gov. John Engler's tax-cut proposal mostly
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