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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 22, 1996 - 3A

Relief for cat
~tlergmes could
cone soon
* For the 40 million people who get
sniffly and teary-eyed when a cat is any-
where nearby, relief could be on the way.
- The Allervax cat vaccine relieves
allergies because the body's cells usu-
ally responsible for producing symp-
toms are made to tolerate call dander
tand saliva, the two primary cat sub-
stdnces that cause allergies.
In an early trial, 87 percent of patients
'treated with a high dose felt relief.
Patients received a series of four shots
ver a two to four week period. They
maygetaboosterevery sixto 12months.
Yeast infection risk
factors identified
Two of three women experience the
itching, burning, soreness and discharge
ofa vaginal yeast infection at least once
in their lives, but little is known about
*revention of the condition.
A University study found receiving
oral sex tripled the risk of developing an
infection, while oral contraceptive and
spermicide use doubled the risk.
Patients were more likely to be young
apd non-white.
Vaginal intercourse, type ofunderwear
worn and number of sexual partners were
notilinked to risk of yeast infection.
The study was conducted by Betsy
'Foxman, an associate professor of epi-
*emiology and Ann Geiger, who is now
at Kaiser Permanente in California.
The results are in next month's issue
of Epidemiology.
leaders gather for
symposium
The research relationship between
the government and universities will be
he topic of the first Jerome B. Wiesner
4ymposium next Tuesday.
Representatives from major univer-
sities, government officials and indus-
try leaders will hear a keynote address
by Charles Vest, president of the Mas-
sachusetts Institute of Technology and
"former University provost.
N@J"Our goal is to generate a discussion
that brings all the parties and sectors
together, in the hope of developing a
broad, mutual understanding of the prin-
*ples that ought to guide both universi-
ties and government as they plan for the
.future," saidHomerNeal, the University's
vice president for research and the orga-
nizer of the symposium.
The conference is open to the public.
Some of the leaders participating in the
panel discussion include U.S. Rep. Lynn
Rivers (D-Ann Arbor), University Presi-
dent James Duderstadt and Anne
eterson, deputy director for the Na-
onal Science Foundation.
For more information, contact Gary
krenz in the Office of the Vice Presi-
dent for Research at 763-6048.
- Compiled by Daily News Editor
Megan Schimpf

Art exbibits showcase prisoners' talents

By Christopher Wan
Daily Staff Reporter
Three campus art exhibits are offer-
ing a gateway to prison life by showcas-
ing the work of prisoners and the ideas
surrounding the current legal system.
One highlight of the exhibition is a
small version of "A Table of Voices,"
an installation put up by Richard
Kamler, the Adeline Kent Award-win-
ning artist from San Francisco, Calif.
"A Table of Voices" consists of a
long table of lead and gold bisected by
a vertical sheet of glass, similar to a
non-contact prison waiting room.
Ten seats are on both sides of the
table. In front of each seat is a tele-
phone. On one side ofthe table, a visitor
to the exhibit will hear the voice of a
parent of a murdered child telling their
Japanese
corp. gves
B-school
$1.5 M gift
By Melanie Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
One of the largest companies in Ja-
pan is giving a $1.5 million gift to the
School of Business Administration to
mark the 10th anniversary of the
company's privatization.
The Nippon Telephone and Telegraph
Company's gift will bring professors
from top Asian universities, both to
teach at the University of Michigan and
to expand its research on Asian finance.
School of Business Administration
Dean B. Joseph White said the gift will
be beneficial to the University. "We're
excited about this because NTT is
Japan's largest company. More Japa-
nese people own stock in NTT than any
other company," White said."They are
a very exciting partner."
White said he thinks the gift will help
strengthen the Business School teach-
ing and research in Asian finance.
"It adds to the gift of $3 million we
got from Mitsui Life Insurance Corp. 5
years ago, which helped create the
Mitsui center."
The money will be used for two pur-
poses, White said.
"First, it will sponsor a competitive
research grant for research in Asian
financial markets. Second, the gift will
support a visiting professor at the Busi-
ness School every other year," he said.
E. Han Kim, director of the Mitsui
Center, will be one of two co-directors
of the program. Takaaki Wakasugi, of
the University of Tokyo, will serve as
the other co-director.
"Together, they both solicited the
gift from NTT, and they will direct the
teaching and research program funded
by the gift," White said.

story, while on the other side, one can
listen to the story of the perpetrator.
"The effort is to really have these two
voices talking to each other so they can
create essentially to begin the process
ofrestitution, communication and heal-
ing," Kamler said.
"A Table of Voices" is part ofa larger
project that Kamler said he has been
working on for the past two years.
"What interests me about working on
this project is the possibility about trans-
formation," Kamler said in a speech
Tuesday. "Art works on all kinds of
levels, and one level is transformation
of people with horrific experiences of
both the murder of a child, and also the
murderer.
"The Table of Voices is going to cre-
ate a context ofcommunication to occur,

to establish a common ground," he said.
Also on display at the exhibition are
about 60 works of art by prisoners in
Michigan correctional facilities.
"Do not become irate when you hear
about inmates doing art," said Herschell
Turner, an art instructor at Ionia Maxi-
mum Correctional Facility. "Right here
in (Rackham Galleries), you'll see as
much talent, as much skill, as you would
in any major campus.
"I think that very little of (the art-
work) reflects on life in a prison," Turner
said. "I think that it's probably the-same
type of artwork you would see in a
community art show. I think it's repre-
sentative of the talent and skill of some
inmates."
English Prof. William Alexander, to-
gether with Janie Paul, an adjunct Art

professor, are curators of the exhibi-
tion.
"It's an opportunity for artists to show
what they have," Alexander said. "To
show their work to a public audience, and
to sell their work -something that most
of them have not been able to do before."
"Prisons are invisible in our society,"
Alexander said. "One of the purposes
of this show is to enable people to see
that really remarkable, talented, inven-
tive people are in our prisons doing
very worthwhile work."
Paul said she agreed."There are many
people in prison who shouldn't be there
and as long as they're there they're being
treated very inhumanely," Paul said.
"We're trying to do something to bring
some life and creativity into their lives."
The third exhibit by the Fundamental

Fairness Committee, also at Rackham,
is the Lifers Display, an educational
collection of photographs, art and text
addressing inequities in the Michigan
sentencing guidelines.
"We fight for the National Lifers
Association," said Nina Shepard, vice
president of the committee.
In 1980, the Michigan Supreme Court
ruled it unconstitutional to sentence a
person to first degree felony murder
without parole ifthere was no malice or
intent proven in the commission of the
crime, Shepard said. "They did notmake
the law retroactive."
Shepard said there are about 300 in-
mates convicted before 1980 still under
the "old abolished law."
The three exhibitions opened Tues-
day and will run through Feb. 28.

Prints taken, trial set for
one-man crime wave

DETROIT(AP)-A man whose 16-
year-old son waged a "one-man crime
wave" in their Detroit suburb was fin-
gerprinted, booked and set for trial in
the first use of a new parental responsi-
bility law.
The youth, now serving time at the
Macomb County Youth Home, was a
suspect in 11 burglaries - including
three at St. Isaac Jogues Church - that
netted $27,000 in property.
"He went out and created a one-man
crime wave," Detective Ed Stock of the
St. Clair Shores Police Department said
yesterday.
Police say the municipal ordinance
gives them a tool in cracking down on
parents who fail to
rein in their law- " H e
breaking offspring. He rah
"It's an atten-
tion getter," said house.H H
Detective Sgt.
Jack McFadzen. parents,
"They're mugged
and printed and f my ro
arraigned before a - Sgt.
judge."S
In the law's first St. Claire S
application, the
father of the 16-
year-old faces a pretrial hearing March
13 in 40th District Court.
Anthony Provenzano is charged with
a first offense of failure to exercise
parental responsibility. He is free on
$5,000 bond.
Conviction brings a fine of up to
$100. A second offense has a maximum
$200 fine and a third offense up to 90
days in jail and a $500 fine.
Provenzano's son came to police at-
tention last year when they linked him
to the church break-ins.
Police found marijuana he apparently
had been selling when they arrested the
youth at Warren De LaSalle High School
on May 26, McFadzen said.
They also searched his home and
found stolen property, marijuana and

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beer in his bedroom. Police said they
warned his parents they could be pros-
ecuted unless they reined in their son.
"We told them this has got to stop,"
Stock said.
McFadzen said the father "acknowl-
edged there were problems in the housie.
He had a lock on his bedroom door. His
tool room was locked. He said he woujd
do his best to take control of the situa-
tion and watch his son."
But police say the crimes continued.
A second raid Sept. 29 found more
contraband, including a handgun taken
in a burglary two days before, and more
evidence of drinking and drug use.
"He ran the house. He told his pir-
ents, 'Stay out of
my room,"'
i the McFadzen said.
St. Clair
told hIS Shores, a city of
68,000 northeast
of Detroit,
adopted the law
lil in 1994.
ack McFadzen "The thought
)res Detective, behind it is to be
an encourage-
ment for parents
to assume their
proper supervisory role with their chil-
dren," said City Attorney Robert Ihrie.
"Where it doesn't happen, where par-
ents stick their head in the sand or just
don't care, this puts the burden on them."
To be prosecuted, parents first must
get a police warning about their law-
breaking offspring. And they are ex-
empt ifthey seek help from police or the
state Department of Social Services.
"Even if a parent could not control a
child, all the ordinance asks is that they
seek some outside help," Ihrie said.
The family's home telephone number
is unlisted. The parents did not immedi-
ately return a message left yesterday with
theirson's attorney, LeonardBuczkowski.
He said his client is an intelligent boy
with good prospects ifhe can go straight.

Sitting in the rain
Ann Arbor street personality Jeffrey Tallman enjoys a break from the rain
while sitting on William Street yesterday afternoon. After a day of steady
misting rain, Tallman relaxes against the dry gate.

';Correction
'Richard Kamler's name was incorrectly spelled in yesterday's Daily.
U In response to allegations that the University had planned to deny rush to first-year students, Panhellenic Assocation
adviser Mary Beth Seiler said, "I had not heard that." This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
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