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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 28, 1996 -.3A

t A t
U study finds
oor children
tier hn rich
Michigan children are too fat, and
e poorer they are, the fatter, ac-
cording to a University study released
Monday of more than 36,000 stu-
Lead researcher Charles Kuntzleman
blamed the weight problem on declin-
ing opportunities for physical activity
and the increasing lure oftelevision and
s mputer games.
Children at one time had opportuni-
ties to participate in challenging physi-
cal activities," he said. "We weren't
such a slave to automation. We did
chores with our hands. The pattern has
The study was based on height and
weight checks of 36,281 students in 45
Michigan school districts during the
1994-95 academic year.
mong the study's findings:
Percentage of Michigan young
people who were overweight, ages 5-
18: Boys 38, girls 36.9.
Percentage of children ages 6-17
who are obese: Michigan 24.9, U.S. 22.
* Percentage of children ages 6-17
who are very obese: Michigan 11.3,
*U.S. 10.9.
The Michigan study also looked at
the relationship between average
gamily incomes and children's
he results showed the students in
the wealthiest fifth of school districts
had significantly lower average body
weights than those in moderate- and
low-income districts.
'U students use
summer internships for
{search opportunities
This summer, 31 University stu-
dents will travel across the world with
the Minority International Research
Training Program to conduct hands-
on research in underdeveloped coun-
The trainees will focus on research in
child health and development at their
host sites in four countries - Beijing,
China; La Paz, Bolivia; Santiago, Chile;
1 Johannesburg and Durban, South
The program is working to promote
qualities of leadership by expanding
cultural perspectives, preparing the
next generation of scientific leaders to
~work effectively in a global environ-
,rnent, and establishing linkages be-
tween U.S. scientists and institutions
and established centers of biomedical
'earch abroad.
New laser surgery
helps shed old skin
Thanks to a new type of laser cos-
metic surgery, looking younger may
:be easier.
The surgery, called laser resurfac-
ing, employs a carbon dioxide laser
that dries the skin, slowly removing
.attractive layers of older skin.
Doctors perform the operation un-
der general anesthesia or sedation,

d have said that the precise laser
llows them to remove very fine
- From staff and wire reports.
Q AIESEC Michigan, International
Student Happy Hour, 662-
1690, Arbor Brewing Company,
9 p.m.
I' Campus Crusade for Christ, Real
Life, 930-9269, Dental Building,
Kellogg Auditorium, 7-8:15 p.m.
Q Homeless Action Committee,
weekly meeting, 663-4568, 802
Guild House, 5:30-7 p.m.
Q Orthodox Christian Fellowship,
meeting, 665-9934, Michigan
Union, Crofoot Room, 7 p.m.
Q Reform Chavurah, weekly meeting,
Hillel, 1429 Hill St., 7 p.m.
0 Third Wave Writers' Group, Third
Wave Magazine, third.wave.
editors@umich.edu, Gratzi Cafe,
corner of State and Liberty, 9 p.m.
C "Cancer Prevention: What Every
College Student Should Know,"
Becky Ward, sponsored by Stu-
dents Against Cancer, Michigan

Students read names to remember Holocaust

By Ann Stewart
Daily Staff Reporter
Solemn and often tearful students
read yesterday from a seemingly never-
ending list of names of those who died
in the Holocaust as the Memorial of
Names began on the Diag.
Many students found themselves
unable to stop tears as they read through
name after name on the overwhelming
"It was powerful. You read a name
'and family' or 'and
children.' Whole
generations were Read
made extinct. It was
very hard to read," nam eS
said Rhee
Rosenman, an LSA way to r
first-year student.
The reading of the0pD oa
names from a book
nearly as thick as gave th4
the student direc-
tory started at noon our futu
yesterday and will
continue until noon
today. The vigil is Er
part of the 17th
Annual Conference
on the Holocaust sponsored by Hillel,
which began Monday and continues
through Sunday.
Conference Chair Marni Holtzman
said the Memorial of Names makes
"the memory of the Holocaust more


tangible," and serves a dual purpose
here on campus.
"It is a symbol in respect and memory
of those killed in the Holocaust as well
as a message to the University that it is
not forgotten," Holtzman said.
The students signed up to read, in-
clude members of sororities and fra-
ternities, church groups and other
groups such as the Arab-Jewish Fo-
Any other students wishing to read
are able to vol-
unteer any time
ig the during the 24
hours. Students
a gOoWofall denomina-
tions are encour-
M eMber aged to partici-
'e who "This is not
just a Jewish is-
Slvs for sue, other
groups suffered
on as well,"
- Adam Thodey Holtzman said.
. A m TDespite the
;ineering senior cold yesterday,
student readers
saw the Memo-
rial as a simple way to honor those
killed in the Holocaust. Students can
read for a few minutes or as long as they
please and then give the podium to
someone else.
"This was a small way I could re-

member the people who suffered and
who were the same as me," said Dara
Shifrin, an LSA sophomore.
To keep the volunteers warm, the
planning committee for the Confer-
ence provided portable heaters.
Amer's Mediterranean Deli and
Espresso Royale provided food and
"It has been a real community ef-
fort," Holtzman said.
Planning committee member Dorane
Ruskay said the cold is uncomfortable
but doesn't keep readers from pouring
in, even after midnight.
"It takes so little. A lot of people are
really open to it. People just walk by
and want to read," said Ruskay, an RC
Students standing by for a chance to
read or just to listen a while said they
felt it was important to honor the
memory of Holocaust victims on cam-
"We have to remember our past so it
won't be repeated again. Reading the
names is a good way to remember the
people who gave their lives for our
future," said Adam Thodey, an Engi-
neering senior.
Immediately following the vigil, the
Jewish a cappella group Kol HaKavod
is scheduled to perform on the Diag.
Throughout the week, Hillel will be
sponsoring lectures, exhibits and shows
as the conference continues.

Engineering first-year student Udore Amit reads from a list of names of those who
died in the Holocast on the Diag yesterday.

Senate votes to deny
medical benefits to
same-sex partners
LANSING (AP) - Unmarried "do- ners. They require schools whi
mestic partners" would be denied state vide such benefits to report all
medical benefits at Michigan universi- the state Department of Mana
ties and community colleges under leg- and Budgetandthe appropriatio
islation passed yesterday by the state mittees of the Legislature.
Senate. Democrats in the Senate tries
"Lesbians and homosexuals living to remove the provision.
together is a traditional family? Not in "I don't know why the Leg
my part of the state," declared Sen. wants to dictate somebody's lif
Leon Stille (R-Spring Lake). He and said Sen. Jim Berryman (D-Ad
other critics of such state aid rejected, "You don't know what a tra
23-9, an attempt to remove the prohibi- family is," said Sen. Joe Young
tion from a budget bill. Detroit), sponsor of an amend
The action came as the Legislature remove the restriction.
neared the halfway point in passing a Others were unconvinced.
new $8.6 billion budget for the fiscal "Paying benefits for gay coui

ich pro-
costs to
ns com-
d vainly
g Jr. (D-
ment to
ples ... is

Dance winners Delta Delta Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi perform "Wade in the Water" during last night's
Sing and Variety competition at Hill Auditorium. The event closed out the 10-day Greek Week.
Greek Week comes to festive end

year starting Oct. 1.
The university and community college
budgets would have passed with little
controversy if the domestic partners lan-
guage had not beentincluded in both bills.
The amendments would deduct from
a college appropriation an amount equal
to money spent on extending health
benefits to unmarried domestic part-

not something we ought to be doing,"
said Sen. Doug Carl (R-Mount Clemens).
"We ought to have special privileges for
no one, and that includes unmarried
In Michigan, only the University and
Wayne State University have such pro-
visions. Michigan State University is
considering the issue.

By Christopher Wan
Daily Staff Reporter
Greek Week came to a grand finale
last evening as the Greek System "came
out and played" at the Sing and Variety
at Hill Auditorium, consisting ofa sing-
ing and a dancing competition.
Although the team did not win in the
Sing or Variety events, Beta Theta Pi
and Delta Gamma won the overall Greek
Week competition this year.
During the week, which carried the
theme "Come Out and Play," fraternities
and sororities were paired into 17 teams
to engage in friendly competition.
"(Sing and Variety) is a final chance
for teams to get points," said Engineering
senior Keith Brady, who co-directs Greek
Week with LSA senior Greta Grass.
"It's probably the highlight of Greek

Week," Grass said.
Sing and Variety kicked off with the
Sing competition where 11 teams en-
tertained the audience with songs that
included "Africa," "For the Longest
Time" and "In Your Wildest Dreams."
The song that won the Sing Compe-
tition was "Wade in the Water," per-
formed by Delta Delta Delta, Pi Kappa
Alpha and Sigma Phi.
After the interval, following a film of
highlights of Greek Week, was the
Dance competition, the most popular
among the audience members.
Sixteen teams sweated out their cho-
reographed dances with themes such as
"Wild West," "Hip Hop"and "Batman."
The crowd responded with cat calls,
standing ovations, team cheers, waving
of team flags and even the ringing of a

's happening In Ann Arbor today

cow bell.
However, the judges decided it was
Delta Delta Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and
Sigma Phi again who would win the
Dance Competition with their "Vietnam"
Greek Week was a success for the
Greek community, organizers said.
Chris Dewolfe of Alpha Sigma Phi
fraternity said he had "great fun" dunk-
ing a DPS officer during Diag Day last
Friday afternoon.
"I think (Sing and Variety) is a won-
derful show for an excellent cause,"
said Debra Mexicotte, facility coordi-
nator for the Student Theatre Arts Com-
plex, who served as a judge for the Sing
Competition. "It allows fraternities to
show themselves in a positve light while
having a lot of fun."
Community service and charities is a
large part of Greek Week.
"We believe it's a great opportunity
for the Greeks to come out and involve
in the community and show all the
positive things they do during the year,"
said LSA junior Jennifer Kruer, co-
chair for Greek Week community ser-
vice. "We're focused on being able to
give large contributions together as a
system instead of individual houses."
Grass estimates that $30,000 is being
collected for charity this year and 450
pints of blood were donated at the blood
"I think that there are not enough
people that really understand what the
contribution to the community that
Greek Week brings," said Associate
Dean of Students Frank Cianciola, a
judge for the Dance competition.

Q "Michigan Hockey NCAA Semi-
Final Game," sponsored by the
Michigan Union Programs
Board, Michigan Union, Tap
Room, 8 p.m.
Q "Organic Device Science and
Applications," CUOS/Physics/
Chemistry session, Lewis
Rot hberg, sponsored by Depart-
ment of Chemistry, Chemistry
Building, Room 1640, 4 p.m.
Q "Police Brutality: Legalized Ter-
rorism," sponsored by Revolu-
tionary Anti-Imperialist League,
Maoist International Movement
and American Friends Service
Committee, East Quad, Room
126, 7 p.m.
Q "Population Culture: Rhetoric
and Reaction to Demographic
Change in Japan," Merry White,
sponsored by Center for Japa-
nese Studies, Lane Hall Com-
mons Room, 12 noon
Q "Selective Transformations of
Organic Compounds Mediated
by Transition Metal Com-
plexes," seminar, Robert
Bergman, sponsored by Depart-

mercializing the Jewish Past in
Poland," slide presentation,
Erica Lehrer, Rackham, West
Conference Room, 4 p.m.
J "Why Remember?," panel dis-
cussion, sponsored by Hillel,
Hillel, 1429 Hill Street, 7:30
J "Women in the Political Sys-
tem," Alma Wheeler-Smith and
Nancy Burns, sponsored by
Michigan League Programming,
Michigan League, Koessler
League, 4 p.m.
J Campus Information Centers, Michi-
gan Union and Pierpont Commons,
763-INFO, info@umich.edu,
UMeEvents on GOpherBLUE, and
http://www.umich.edu/~info on
the World Wide Web
J English Composition Board Peer
Tutoring, Mason Hall, Room 444C,
7-11 p.m.
J Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley, 8
a m.-1:30 a m.

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