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One hundred four years of editorial freedom


April 13, 1995

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U' professor
'as next dean of
ublic Health
1 Y Ronnie Glassberg
oily Staff Reporter
The co-chair of a committee that restructured the
chool of Public Health has been selected as the school's
ean, marking the end of a two-year transition for the
Noreen M. Clark, chair of the department of health
behavior and health education, has
been chosen to take the school's helm
on Sept. 1.
"I'm delighted. It's very excit-
ing," Clark said. "This is a very chal
(hlenging time to be selected."
She will be recommended to the
University Board of Regents at its
April meeting.
The committee conducted a year-
long review of the school, following
Clark the Sept. 1993 resignation of June
Osborn, former dean of the school.
"I think she'll do a terrific job. I think her co-leadership
.f this team demonstrates a capacity to do an excellent
ob," said Provost and Executive Vice President for Aca-
lemic Affairs Gilbert R. Whitaker Jr. "I hope that they
will carry forward the recommendations as they've al-
eady begun."
The regents approved the restructuring plan at their
neeting last April. Under the plan, the school has been
;onsolidated into five core departments: biostatistics,
mvironment and industrial health, epidemiology, health
*ehavior and health education, and health management
nd policy.
"Over this past year, we have been moving forward
with our reorganization plan," Clark said. "That plan
really represents the faculty's collective sense of future.
We want to carry forward that plan."
Whitaker said the search advisory committee, headed
Jy biostatistics Prof. Anthony Schork, recommended three
:andidates. He said Clark was the only candidate from
within the University. "Our sense was that she was the
nest person at this time," he said.
* In Dec. 1992, Osborn froze recruitment of faculty
ad restricted enrollment of incoming students to the
;chool's department of population planning and interna-
ional health.
In spring 1993, a University committee formed by
Whitaker recommended that the department remain
>pen. The following day, Osborn announced her resig-
nation. The report was critical of both Osborn and
The review led to the elimination of PPIH as a
eparate department. Since Osborn's resignation, bio-
3tatistics Prof. Richard Cornell has been serving as
nterim dean.
Clark said her school produces the nation's leaders in
oublic health.
"We want to be sure that we're maintaining our level
of excellence," Clark said. "We do a lot of research, but we
believe we can do more." She noted health problems of
specific groups who are economically disadvantaged and
those that have an international impact, such as HIV/
AIDS, as areas of concern.
Clark holds an undergraduate degree from the Univer-
sity of Utah and master's arts, master's of philosophy and
a doctorate from Columbia University.
She joined the University in 1981 as an associate
professor and was promoted to professor in 1985. She has
been chair of the department since 1987.

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Iacocca bids $23B for Chrysler


DETROIT (AP) -Chrysler Corp.'s larg-
est shareholder and its celebrated former
chairman stunned the business world yester-
day with a $22.8 billion bid to buy the No. 3
domestic automaker.
The unsolicited proposal of $55 a share
from multibillionaire Kirk Kerkorian and
Lee Iacocca - 40 percent above Chrysler's
Tuesday closing stock price - is the biggest
and most daring takeover gambit to come
along since the 1980s heyday of hostile
corporate raiding.
The company finished 1994 with a record
$3.7 billion profit and a cash surplus of $7.5
billion. Its managers say they need to weather
the industry's next downturn without gut-
ting their product development programs.
Kerkorian contends that cushion is too

big and the company's stock is priced too
low. He pushed Chrysler's board in Decem-
ber- to increase the stock dividend and buy
back shares to push up the price.
The proposal sent Chrysler shares shoot-
ing up in heavy New York Stock Exchange
trading, though they ended only $9.50 higher,
at $48.75, well below the takeover price.
That reflected plenty of skepticism about
whether such an audacious attempt could
succeed and what the prospective buyers
plan for the company.
Under the proposal, the reclusive
Kerkorian, who made his fortune in casinos
and entertainment, would put up $2 billion
of his own money. He already owns 10
percent of Chrysler.
About $50 million would come from

Iacocca, who retired as chairman in 1992 after
becoming a corporate icon by bringing Chrysler
back from bankruptcy's brink. Other inves-
tors, still to be recruited, would add $3 billion.
An additional $5.5 billion would come
from Chrysler's cash surplus and the rest
from bank loans and bonds, said Alex
Yemenidjian, an executive at Kerkorian's
Tracinda Corp. in Las Vegas.
"It kind of sends goose bumps up your
back," Houston Chrysler dealer Alan
Helfman said. "Especially if you get Lee
Iacocca back, doing commercials. ... It's
kind of like George Foreman coming back."
Some automotive industry analysts
thought the bid was sincere and if Chrysler's
directors reject it, Chrysler would be "in
play," attracting other potential buyers.

Salk rtrns
to honorce
after 0 years

By Megan Schimpf
Daily Staff Reporter
Looking first to the past, Jonas.
Salk yesterday returned to the same
podium used for the most celebrated
announcement in medical history, and
then took the opportunity to look to
the future of medical science and the
human mind.
"It is rare to be able to imagine and
create the future according to your
heart's desire," the world-famous vi-
rologist said yesterday. "If out of
dreams reality is made, what are the
dreams we would like to realize 40
years hence?"
Salk spoke at a ceremony in
Rackham Auditorium marking the
40th anniversary of the announce-
ment of successful field trials testing
the safety of a vaccine against polio.
Salk developed the vaccine, but
the trials were conducted by Thomas
Francis, then the chair of epidemiol-
ogy at the University's School of Pub-
lic Health.
The 1955 announcement brought
international celebration, since it sig-
naled the end of the threat of polio,
which had panicked the world be-
cause of its unknown cause and dev-
astating effects.
"A grateful world gave a collec-
tive sigh of relief," University Presi-
dent James J. Duderstadt said in his
introductory speech. "Dr. Salk be-
came a national hero, the Salk vac-
cine became a household word, and
the world became a safer place."
Former University President
Harlan Hatcher presented Salk with a
replica of a plaque that will hang

outside Rackham Auditorium, where
Salk and Francis made the original
In his address, Salk spoke of the
greater ramifications of science, be-
yond laboratories and research.
"I sometimes think in terms of not
only the immunization of humankind,
but the humanization of humankind,
which also has to be begun very early
in life," he said.
Salk noted the focus of children
has shifted over the years from quan-
tity, in order to further the genetics of
the human race, to quality, in order to
further the knowledge of the human
"The human future will depend on
the functioning of the human mind,"
Salk said. "I like to think we are
entering the millennium of the human
Knowledge is critically important,
he said, and is inextricably tied to
"Do we have the wisdom to use
that knowledge? I sometimes think
we are suffering from a wisdom-defi-
ciency syndrome," he said, which met
with laughter from the audience.
And, wisdom is even more impor-
tant at a gathering to mark a past
event, Salk said.
"I define wisdom to be the capac-
ity to make retroactive judgments pro-
spectively," he said. "We must real-
ize the importance of education, the
importance of the human mind and
begin to influence that early in life, as
early as we do immunizations."
Salk, widely regarded as a hero,
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Jonas Salk, 80, walks the first leg of today's Walk for America with March of Dimes Birth
Defects Foundation President Jennifer L. Howse.

Students beware: A2
is towing more cars

By Maureen Sirhal
Daily Staff Reporter
The city of Ann Arbor began a
serious crackdown on parking viola-
tors this week by implementing an
aggressive vehicle-towing campaign,
*e result of a city-University pact on
ticket enforcement.
The mutual agreement, finalized
March 23, allows the city to enforce
University ticket violations, collect
fines for unpaid violations and tow
A spokesperson for the Ann Ar-
bor Department of Transportation said
the city is targeting vehicles with four
Or more tickets.
There are now 8,000 vehicles with
outstanding fines for which the city
has issued writs for towing. Ann Ar-
bor usually tows approximately 1,200
vehicles per year. Even if the vehicles

Many students and residents were
unaware of the change in violations
required for towing.
"I got notice about the tickets I
owed, but not about the change from
six (violations) to four," said Ann
Arbor resident Dan LaPointe.
But Councilmember Jane Lumm
(R-2nd Ward) said the city spent "a
lot of money sending notices to resi-
dents and those at risk."
The recent towing program has cost
residents and students time and money.
"I had received tickets a while ago
and I paid them but (the city) did not
have (a record)," said RC first-year
student Lee Roosevelt.
Roosevelt said he was waiting at
city hall for the paperwork necessary
to retrieve her car.
"My car was towed Monday. I had
12 violations from the University but

IPoss~bIe Homicide
Woman found
dead in home
By Josh White
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor Police Department
officers discovered the body of a 30-
year-old woman in her residence yes-
terday evening after the victim's
brother called to report suspicious
activity, AAPD Lt. Sherry Woods
said last night.
"The department is treating this
woman's death ... as a possible ho-
micide," Woods said.
Woods said the woman was found
deceased in her residence on the 2200

Football players arraigned
on credit card fraud charges

By Ryan White
Daily Sports Editor
Three Michigan football players
were arraigned in 15th District Court
yesterday on felony charges stem-
ming from use of a stolen credit card.
Junior Will Carr and redshirt
freshmen Marcus Ray and Sam
Sword all entered pleas of not guilty
to the use of a "financial transaction
device retained without consent."
The three were released on per-
sonal recognizance. A preliminary
examination for the case has been
scheduled for April 19.
A conviction could carry a pun-
ishment ranging from probation to
four years in jail and a $2,000 fine.
In addition, the three have been
suspended indefinitely from the foot-
hnll team and nliri n ot nliv in la-it

both FootLocker and Champ's Sports.
They also allegedly attempted to
make a purchase at Hudson's depart-
ment store. The clerk there, however,
would not accept the card, but did
return it.
The three finally ran out of luck
when they tried using the card at Eddie
Bauer, according to the report.
"The store clerk got suspicious when
a guy showed up with a credit card with
a girl's name on it," Betz said. "They
didn't have the right answers to the
questions, so he held onto the card."
The clerk then called mall secu-
rity who, according to police, stopped
the three inside the mall.
All the merchandise has been re-
Michigan football coach Gary
Moeller &etnended the three tinder

Past problems
The troubles of Will Carr;
Marcus Ray and Sam Sword
are-not the first for the
Michigan football team.
A year ago,
tight end:_
Jones was .C/
kicked off
the football
team after
he and
Hamilton C
were Carr
arrested for shoplifting beer
from Dairy Mart.
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