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LOCAL/STATE

'U' Hospitals
receives threats
over telephone
The Department of Public Safety was
nortifi'ed Friday that a man had called
University Hospitals that day andthreat-
ened hospital employees.
,The unidentified caller reportedly
phoned the Medical Procedures unit
aiidsaid, "I kill you. You make my wife
siek91 blow you up." He repeated this
three times before hanging up.
A search through medical records
'not .reveal any possible suspects.
In-line skaters bother
Goad Library patrons
t~he warm weather this weekend at-
tracted skaters to the outdoors, much to
the 'chagrin of some University affili-
ates.
Five in-line skaters were asked Sat-
urday to leave the steps of the Harlan
*tcher Graduate Library. The skaters
were performing tricks on the handrails
and steps of the library's north entrance.
Skateboarders were asked to leave a
coistruction site Friday on East Uni-
verkty Avenue, in front of East Hall.
At the Modemn Languages Building
on' fiday, an 18-year-old man was ad-
visedby DPS not to skate on University
property.
n yelling 'fire in
1uzens apprehended
'Cr~ying wolf can lead to difficulties,
ofe ian found out.
-,' male suspect was apprehended
Sa~day by DPS for yelling "Fire, fire"
on the third floor of Couzens Hall.
'A warrant check revealed the man
whs 7i suspect from an earlier stalking
incident. The DPS report stated the sus-
ct had no weapon and was then trans-
rted to the Washtenaw County
Sheriff's Department.
Hemp plants seized
A green thumb proved problematic
for i University student Saturday.
A DPS officer, smelling marij uana in
a South Quad corridor, discovered a
resigent growing marijuana in his room.
ThelCants were seized by DPS and the
spect was released pending lab analy-
and warrant authorization.
Student steals hard
hats from Mason Hall
An 18-year-old male student was
caught stealing two hard hats from a
construction site at Mason Hall.
The suspect exited the construction
door near Angell Hall Auditorium A
ing two hard hats, DPS officials
id Ofcers were standing on the other
side of the door as he exited the site.
The man admitted stealing the hats
for"costumes," DPS reported. The sus-
pect was released at the scene.
Frieze classroom
vandalized with eggs
.A classroom in the Frieze Building
wasrvandalized with eggs on the walls
*d floor Sunday.
DPS notified Building Services for

c eanup.
-Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter San Dudek.

Elshtain
sp*ealks
agaimst
abortion
By Ann Stewart
For the Daily
"Consider a world in which there are
no more births," said Jean Elshtain in
the opening statement of her speech last
night on abortion.
The University of Chicago professor
of social and political ethics spoke in
the Natural Science Auditorium as part
of a series of lectures sponsored by the
University Program on Studies of Reli-
gion.
.She said she views abortion as wrong
and cites what she called "corruption of
language" used to "dehumanize" not
only the fetus but also those in society
deemed "imperfect."
Elshtain called herself a "pro-life
moderate" who would not "condemn a
woman who has an abortion."
But she said, "The least we can do is
acknowledge the human status of what
we propose to destroy."
Elshtain said language is used to calm
"our moral queasiness" over abortion,
such as the use ofthe terms "pro-choice"
and "anti-choice."
She called abortion "one of the most
carefully cultivated institutions" in the
country, citing women's groups' finan-
cial support of abortion.
Elshtain criticized the use ofabortion
to choose gender or to eliminate fetuses
who maybe retarded or handicapped-
what she called "a search for a perfect
human product."
At the same time she said she would
not criminalize abortion, especially in
cases of rape or incest.
Many of the students in attendance
said they were taking a course taught by
Prof. Ralph Williams called "Death,
Extinction and the Future of Humanity:
Approaching the Millennium." Students
from the class are required to attend the

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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 13, 1996 - 3
'U' student finds
$1OK lottery ticket
while Cleanmig

By Melanie Cohen
For the Daily
The lastthing LSA senior Danielle Hill
expected to find while cleaning her room
last week was $10,000.
But with the help ofhermother, the two
turned a pile of old lottery tickets into a
bundle of cash.
"My mom and I were just cleaning up
and we found it," Hill said yesterday. "I
guess I just hadn't paid enough attention
to it before."
While sifting through her belongings,
Hill and her mother found an instant-win
lottery ticket on the floor ofher apartment
and redeemed it yesterday for a $10,000
prize. The ticket's coating had already
been scratched off.
Hill said it was a shock to find the old
ticket and said that the money will go to
good use.
"It was exciting," Hill said. "It will go
towards my wedding, which is July 20."
Danielle is an English major and plans
to graduate in May. Hill's fiancee is a
Michigan alum.
Hill's mother, Rachel King, also a resi-
dent of Ann Arbor, was not ecstatic at
their findings.
"I wasn't very excited, just a little
surprised," King said. "(The ticket) had
been lying around for a while. We just
found it while cleaning the room."
King said she was cleaning at her
daughter's apartment and came across
some instant lottery tickets. She said that

she and her daughter then decided to look
through the tickets before sending them
as entries for the "Megabucks Giveaway"
television game show, which is a second-
chance drawing for losing tickets.
"I never expected to find a big winner,
but we discovered a $10,000 'Monopoly'
ticket," King said.
King said she did not know of her
daughter's plans to spend the prize money.
"I hope she spends it on whatever she
wants," King said. "The wedding plans
are already finished. Maybe it could go
towards a honeymoon."
The tickets were purchased at Rips
Party Center in Detroit. More than 9,000
Michigan Lottery retailers throughout
Michigan sell instanttickets, accordingto
the Michigan Lottery.
Lisa Grayson, a spokesperson for the
Michigan Lottery, said this was not the
first college student to win a large sum of
money.
"It's unusual that we've had another
student win," Grayson said. "A student
from Western Michigan (University) won
the 'Holiday Cash' lottery during the first
week in February."
Grayson said she loves to have student
winners.
"We're excited that more people are
winning and more students are playing,"
Grayson said."It's always fun to give big
prizes, especially to students who need
the money the most."

SARA STILLMAN/Daily
University of Chicago Prof. Jean Elshtain speaks against abortion last night.

lecture series.
LSA senior Eric Todd, one of the
students in the class, said, "I think (her
views) are deeply relevant to our role in
society today."
Not all students agreed with Elshtain
on every issue.
"On a personal level, I disagree with
a lot of things she said, but on an intel-
lectual level I understand why she be-
lieves what she believes," said LSA
senior Sue Priver. "I agree with her -
you can want abortion to be reduced,
while still seeing the need for it in
existence."
LSA senior Rachel Greenwood, a

class member, said the speech made her
think.
"It gave me a lot of issues I need to
really rethink. Something that shocked
me was the idea that people are having
abortions based on gender or sexual
preference," she said.
Elshtain was born in Colorado and is
a mother of four, Williams said in his
introduction. She has published more
than 100 articles in professional jour-
nals and is the author of several non-
fiction books on her area of expertise,
including "Public Man, Private Woman:
Women in Social and Political Thought"
and "Politics and the Human Body."

Jury comsider Dow
Comning insurance suit

Two 'UJ' researchers study links
between romance and happiness

DETROIT (AP)-Afternearly three
and a half months of testimony, a jury
yesterday began considering whether
Dow Corning Corp.'s insurers should
have to cover its claims for breast-
implant litigation.
The jury's verdict will dictate whether
up to $1 billion worth of claims will
have to be paid by any or all of the 43
insurance companies that sold product
liability insurance to the silicone-maker
from 1962 to 1985.
If Dow Corning wins, the money will
go toward settling and defending against
lawsuits of thousands of women who
allege their implants caused a variety of
ailments and diseases.
While both sides stipulated in this
trial that there is no scientific evidence

that implants cause disease, the insur-
ers' attorneys suggested there might be
a link yet undiscovered.
The insurance companies argued that
they should not have to pay because
Dow Corning did not tell them every-
thing it knew about the safety of its
implants. They also charged that test-
ing of the product was inadequate, and
that Dow Corning failed to warn them
of the risk of mass litigation.
In the final day of closing argu-
ments, Dow Corning lead attorney
Robert Sayler said the insurers failed
to prove that any company officials
believed implants wereunsafe, that
they intentionally withheld informa-
tion or that they anticipated the del-
uge of lawsuits.

By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Cupid did not miss the research world
when taking aim this year, prompting
two University faculty members to in-
vestigate the link between romantic re-
lationships and happiness.
In a January study, University psy-
chologist Sandra Murray found that
people who perceive their partners ide-
alistically are happier than those who
view their mates in realistic terms. The
study appeared in last month's issue of
the Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology.
"People (who were idealizing their
partners) came to feel better about them-
selves," Murray said.
However, she pointed out that ide-
alizing a partner is not entirely re-
warding. "If you deny the partner
has faults (it) could leave you vul-
nerable to more disappointment."
she said.
LSA senior Laura Tillotson , who is
concentrating in psychology, said she
had some reservations about the study.
"I kind of question the idea that

(relationships are) more successful
through idealizing," she said. "It's
important to question the sample size
(used in the study) ... how diverse the
sample is."
The researchers interviewed 180
Canadian dating or married couples for
the study. First, individuals answered
questions about their partners. Then
researchers checked to see if people
viewed their partners in the same man-
ner that their partners viewed them-
selves.
In a separate study also connected to
romance, University sociology Prof.
Karin Martin found that girls' self-es-
teem often drops around age 12 due to
"young love" and body changes, which
often cause girls to become more self-
conscious.
Martin based her findings on conver-
sations with adolescent boys and girls
who described feelings about them-
selves during adolescence and early
romantic experiences.
Martin said researchers asked them-
selves why girls' self esteem dropped
off dramatically at age 12.

Sir
Who
'GROUP MEETINGS

m's happening in Ann Arbor today

"Something else happens that has to
do with kids' bodies changing," she
said. "Boys feel older and more adult,
while girls become more self conscious
about their bodies,"~
One student feels other factors also
influence a girl's self esteem during
early teen years.
"A lot of girls tend to put on weight
(during adolescence)," said LSA senior
and psychology concentrator Marcia
Heringa. "A lot of girls have trouble
dealing with it."
Martin also noted that sexual rela-
tions were an important factor in deter-
mining girls' self-esteem.
"Girls who do go on to have sex when
they're teenagers feel really unsure
about themselves," she said. If a girl's
first experience doesn't match the one
portrayed in movies, she may think
" maybe something is wrong with me,"'
Martin said.
Complete results of the study will be
contained in a book titled "Puberty,
Sexuality and the Self: Boys and Girls
at Adolescence," scheduled for release
in mid-June.
Judein
Kev orkian
trial giveso
new ruling
PONTIAC (AP) - The judge in
Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicide
trial yesterday restricted the types of
questions potential jurors can be
asked, a change from her previous
ruling under review by an appeals
court.
Oakland County Circuit Judge Jes-
sica Cooper also delayedj ury selection,
which had been scheduled to start yes-
terday, pending the state Court of Ap-
peals decision on prosecutors' appeal
of her previous ruling that gave more
leeway on jury questions.
It was unclear what effect Cooper's
change would have on the appeal. She
said she revised her decision after con-
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