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'U' to hold event
The University and the Smith-
sonian Institute will hold a free,
saylong symposium on "Presenting
History: Museums in a Democratic
Society," on Wednesday in Rackham
The symposium is intended to fo-
cus on issues faced by museums that
display controversial exhibits.
"In co-sponsoring this symposium,
the University hopes to facilitate aschol-
arly understanding of factors and forces
at contribute to a controversial ex-
bit and how the museum and the
public can best respond to these forces,"
Vice President for Research Homer
Neal, a member of the Smithsonian's
board of regents, said in a statement.
Controversy has surrounded many
recent exhibits on themes such as the
Enola Gay, a World War II bomber;
19th-century landscape paintings on
the American West; and the
Williamsburg slave auctions.
The events will begin at 8:30 a.m.
with opening remarks by University
President James J. Duderstadt and
Smithsonian Secretary I. Michael
Heyman. Panel discussions will fol-
low on controversial exhibits, the
Enola Gay and museums in a demo-
cratic society. The day will conclude
with a wrap-up session and closing
Rivers to hold town
meeting Wednesday
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann
Arbor) will hold a town meeting on
Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at
Washtenaw Community College.
Rivers plans to discuss the first 100
&ys of the Republican-led Congress,
higher education issues including pro-
posals to change student loans, envi-
ronmental regulations and tax cuts, an
aide said from her Ann Arbor office.
The event is free and open to the
public. It will be held in the Morris J.
Lawrence Building on the campus,
located at 4800 E. Huron River Dr.
Currently, Congress is on its spring
cess and, like many representatives
nd senators, Rivers is returning to
her district to talk issues and politics
with her constituents.
Rivers could not be reached for
comment on her plans.
For more information on the town
meeting or other issues, Rivers' Ann
Arbor office telephone number is 741-
42 10.
ingineering to
reward teaching
The College of Engineering will
give $2,500 in awards Wednesday to
graduate students who have shown an
outstanding ability in teaching.
Engineering Dean Michael Par-
sons will present $500 awards to five
raduate student instructional assis-
nts, who were chosen from instruc-
tors nominated by faculty and stu-
dents for their "outstanding teaching

and communications abilities." v
The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.
in the atrium of the EECS Building.
The winners were selected by the
University's American Society for En-
gineering Education Student Chapter,
which said in a statement that the qual-
Sy of nominees was very high, making
s41ection "particularly difficult."
- Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Zachary M. Raimi

The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 17, 1995 - 3
Study: Accidents
involving drunk
drivers on decline

It's tax time! AP PHOTO
Carts filled with boxes of state income tax returns line a hallway of the Treasury Building in Lansing on Friday.
The deadline for filing is today.
Sen0A.ate returns from recs
to face -M-EGA, budget issues

By Deborah G. Weinstein
For the Daily
The number of drunk driving acci-
dents in the United States has de-
creased in the past 10 years, accord-
ing to data released last week by the
University's Transportation Institute
and Alcohol Research Center.
Despite the overall drop, the study
found that women are increasingly
responsible for alcohol-related acci-
Public Health Prof. Patricia Waller
and Assistant Research Scientist Fred
C. Blow found that, in 1980, women
accounted for 15 percent of alcohol-
related accidents. In 1990, the pro-
portion rose to 17 percent.
The study also found that while
the "absolute number of alcohol-re-
lated crashes caused by female driv-
ers fell 33 percent from 1980 to 1990,
the decrease was less than that for
men, whose drinking-related crashes
dropped 44 percent (from 47,297 to
26,591). "
Waller and Blow's research, pub-
lished in Recent Developments, called
for gender-specific research so as to
better understand "the role of alcohol
in driving behavior."
The study attributes the increase
to two factors - lifestyle and physi-
Dawn Massie, a research associ-
ate at the Transportation Research
Institute, said, "More'women are li-
censed to drive and are driving more
miles. All this increases exposure.
"This does not account for all
crashes - some suggest as more
women work, they are adopting more
male-type behavior, drive more ag-
gressively than they did."
The study found that women are

affected differently by alcohol than
men, "Women appear to be more vul-
nerable to physiological damage from
prolonged alcohol use. They may also
be more vulnerable to impairment of
performance from low doses of alco-
hol," the study stated.
The research shows that the ago
group accounting for the majority of
alcohol-related accidents ranged from
early 30s to mid-60s.
Although the overall number of
female-caused alcohol accidents is
up, Massie said the incidence of drunk-
driving accidents among the teenage
group is down.
"This is the effect of raising the
alcohol-purchasing laws," she said.
Massie also cited groups such as
Mothers Against Drunk Driving as
helping to reduce the number of drink-
ing-and-driving accidents.
Many campus groups, including
the Greek system, have worked to
reduce the number of alcohol-related
accidents on campus. The Greek sys-
tem offers awareness events through-
out the year and alternate transporta-
tion options.
Panhellenic Advisor Mary Beth
Seiler said, "There is one major
event each year. The speaker, Mike
Green, comes and speaks about al-
cohol education. This presentation
is open to all men and women on
campus" she said.
The Greek system has an alcohol
policy and the Social Responsibility
Committee. Part of the policy is that
there must be a list of taxi services.
Movement to and from social events
is a consideration.
"There is a lot of discussion (about
alcohol use) throughout the year,"
she added.

LANSING (AP) - The Senate re-
turns from its spring recess this week,
and Gov. John Engler's plan to give
some new and expanding businesses a
tax break is No. 1 on its agenda.
The Senate approved the two-bill
Michigan Economic Growth Author-
ity on March 15 and sent it to the
House. The House changed the plan
and returned it to the upper chamber
on April 5.
If the Senate goes along with the
House changes, the plan could be on
its way to Engler tomorrow.
The plan would create an eight-
member board that could offer up to
20-year tax breaks to select businesses
bringing new jobs or adding new jobs
in Michigan. Among other things,
eligible businesses would have to
prove the jobs would go elsewhere
without the tax break.
Generally, new businesses would
have to bring 150 jobs and expanding
businesses would have to add 75 jobs
to be eligible.
But the House changed that so
new and expanding businesses in an
enterprise or empowerment zone
would have to add only 25 jobs to be

The Senate also has six House-
passed budget bills ready for work in
committees or subcommittees. Be-
fore starting its two-week recess, the
House sent over budgets for higher
education, public health, mental
health, corrections, the Department
of Education and school aid.
In passing the higher education
budget, the House retained the Ameri-
can Indian tuition waiver program,
which Engler wants to eliminate.
The budget also would increase
funding for the 15 state universities
by 3 percent. It also includes an addi-
tional $10 million proposed by Engler
for Michigan State University, $1
million for Grand Valley State Uni-
versity and $4 million for Western
Michigan University.
A Senate panel also is scheduled
to begin discussing legislation that
would lower standards for cleaning
up toxic waste sites.
The "polluters pay" bills cleared
the House amid charges by environ-
mentalists and some Democrats that
it dismantles the state's top-notch
cleanup laws. Republicans, however,

Autopsy shows woman
died of asphyxiation

say the lower standards replace restric-
tive and costly standards with more
reasonable but still safe limits.
Sen. Loren Bennett (R-Canton)
chairman of the Natural Resources
and Environmental Affairs Commit-
tee, has said it could be two or three
weeks before the three-bill package
goes to the full Senate.
Like underground storage tank
bills already sent to Engler, this
legislation would change cleanup
standards from statewide levels to
site- and risk-based levels. That
means a contaminated property pro-
posed for a new use would have to
be cleaned only to a level safe for
that use.
Under current law, cleanups must
make property safe for all uses, includ-
ing homes.
The toxic site proposal also changes
the definition of "polluter" by holding
liable only those directly responsible
for pollution.
Some Democrats and environmen-
talists say it would be nearly impos-
sible under the changes to prove who
was directly responsible for some con-
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By Josh White
Daily Staff Reporter
Preliminary results of an autopsy of
the Ann Arbor woman who was found
dead in her home last Wednesday indi-
cate that she died of asphyxiation.
Ann Arbor Police Department re-
ports say 30-year-old Sandra Marie
Anderson was found dead in the bed-
room of her Hemlock Court residence
just after 6 p.m. Wednesday and indi-
cate that she "had been bound and
gagged by her assailant."
Police were called Wednesday to
Anderson's home on the city's south
side after her brother discovered her
body and requested an ambulance.
No suspects have been named in
the case, but AAPD detectives are still
attempting to locate James W.
Klepinger Jr., the victim's boyfriend,

for questioning, the AAPD said in a
Klepinger is believed to be driving
ablack 1992 Toyota extended-cab pick-
up truck, with a silver stripe and black
cap, which carries a Michigan license
plate number WD-8720. He is a white
male, 32 years of age, approximately 5
feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 160
pounds with blondish-brown hair and a
bushy mustache.
The AAPD said anyone who sees
Klepinger or the vehicle should not
make contact, but should notify au-
thorities. The AAPD can be reached at
Klepinger resides in Romulus and
has relatives in the West Branch area
and in Ohio.
Detectives have not released any
further information regarding the crime.

What's happening in Ann Arbor today



Q Ninjitsu Club, beginners welcome,
761-8251, IMSB, Room G 21,7:30-
9 p.m.
U Pre-Dental Association, elections,
930-0533, Kellog Building, Room
1033, 7 p.m.
Q Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club, men and
women, beginners welcome, 994-
3620, CCRB, Room 2275, 7-8 p.m.
Q Society For Creative Anachronism,
North Campus, EECS, Room 1311,
7 p.m. workshop, 8 p.m. meeting
Q Taekwondo Club, beginners and other
new members welcome, 747-6889,
CCRB, Room 2275,8:30-10 p.m.

Reasoning," sponsored by Re-
search Club, Michigan League,
Kalamazoo Room, 4-5 p.m.
Q "Highly-Conjugated Porphyrins. Key
Components of: Biomimetic Light-
Harvesting Antennae, New Sys-
tems for Ultrafast Electron Trans-
fer, and Molecules with Record-
Breaking First-Order
Hyperpolarizabilities," inorganic
seminar, sponsored by Department
of Chemistry, Chemistry Building,
Room 1640, 4 p.m.
Q "The Synthesis and Biological Evalu-
ation of Flourinated Glutamates,.
Folates, and Antifolates," thesis
colloquium, sponsored by Depart-
ment of Chemistry, Chemistry Build-

ing phone line, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.
U ECB Peer Tutorial, Angell Hall
Computing Site, 747-4526, 7-
11 p.m.
U Campus information Center, Michi-
gan Union, 763-INFO; events info
76-EVENT or UM*Events on
U North Campus Information Center,
North Campus Commons, 763-
NCIC, 7:30 a.m.-5:50 p.m.
U Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley
Lobby, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
U Peer Counseling for Non-Traditional
Undergraduate Students With
Academic Concerns, 998-7210,
sponsored by Center for Education
of Women, call for appointment

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