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LOCAL/STATE
Shops, policies

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 5, 1996 - 3A

new to Ann Arbor

Internet lists
housing sites
* A new apartment locator service is
helping University students find their
next apartment via the National
Apartment Locator Service on the
World Wide Web.
In the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area,
there are approximately 19,568 apart-
ments in 66 communities listed on
NALS.
The NALS provides a complete list-
ing of apartment locations, complexes,
tcation maps, amenities, and some
or plans and exterior and interior
photos of the apartments.
Ten million apartment units in 298
metropolitan areas across the United
States, including major college cam-
puses, will be linked to the service by
1998.
The page will also help make mov-
ing simpler by providing names of
local moving companies, neighbor-
&od supermarkets and banks.
The site's address is http://www apt-
loc.com.
'U' offers photo
tour of lighthouses
Students can visit more than 200
lighthouses from the coasts of the
Great Lakes to the southern U.S.
,Alantic and Ireland without ever leav-
ghome.
With the University's Internet Public
Library, a project based in the School
of Information, users can take a photo-
graphic journey of lighthouses.
The site also provides a brief
"description of each lighthouse, written
by Don and Diana Carter of Michigan's
White Lake Township. The Carters
included excerpts from their journals,
,hich they wrote while traveling
ound the world visiting and pho-
tographing lighthouses.
The library is partially supported by
a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation.
It began as a graduate student project
last year and is now staffed by profes-
sional librarians with assistance from
students and volunteer librarians from
around the Internet.
The IPL's Exhibit Hall can be
cessed at http://www.ipL.org/exhibit/.
Older baby boomers
earning more
Baby boomers born between 1945
and 1954 have saved more than most
people think, a University study
found.
These "senior" boomers were worth
out $164,278 by 1994 when they
were in their 40s, just $25,000 shy of
'what people 10 years older had accu-
mulated by the same stage of life.
That finding, from the University's
Panel Study of Income Dynamics, runs
counter to the widespread impression
that high-living boomers have been
spending more than they're saving and
will be in trouble when it's time to
rgtire.
x "The senior baby boom generation,
cause of their favorable pension
coverage, may turn out to have more
overall wealth than the prior genera-
tion or the following junior boomers
or later generations," said Frank
Stafford, professor of economics and
senior research associate at the
University's Institute for Social

Research.
Senior boomers saw their mean
*alth increase from $104,292 in 1984
to $139,897 in 1989 and $164,278 in
1994, reported Stafford, who presented
the findings at a conference earlier this
month.
Stafford co-directs the Panel Study
of Income Dynamics with University
sociologist Sandra Hofferth.
Funded by the National Science
Foundation, the study contains long-
term information on the economic and
Amographic behavior of a representa-
e sample of U.S. individuals, now
numbering more than 40,000, and
spanning as much as 28 years of their
lives.
- Compiled from staff reports

By Jeff Cox
Daily Staff Reporter
While new students may be adjusting
to the University and Ann Arbor culture
shock, returning upperclassmen are
finding that not much has changed dur-
ing their four-month hiatus.
There are a few changes however that
haven't escaped the attention of veteran
students. Yet another coffeehouse has
joined the block of State Street hang-
outs. The Caribou Coffee shop is locat-
ed right next to Shaman Drum book-
store, and opened in July.
"It's a great location, lots of foot traf-
fic," said manager Shelly Smith.
Smith didn't seem concerned by the
high number of competitors that exist in
Ann Arbor.
"We go after different markets," she
said. "We will sacrifice speed to get
better quality. We want people to come
in and stay awhile."
Smith said one of the defining fea-
tures at Caribou Coffee is the atmos-
phere. "It's very American," said Smith.
The restaurant is going for a rustic
and backwoods look - there is even a
fireplace in the back.
"I liked it - it was very pretty
inside," said Elizabeth Belkin, a sec-
ond-year graduate student.

The shop doesn't show any signs of
leaving Ann Arbor anytime soon.
"Business is definitely picking up
now that the students are back," Smith
said. "We get a lot of regulars, the same
people all the time."
The shop in Ann Arbor is one of
about 50 Caribou coffee shops in the
United States, many of them located in
Michigan.
Another significant change that
many students cannot help but notice
is the recent decision of Amer's
Mediterranean Cafe on South State
Street to become entirely nonsmoking.
Even the outdoor tables are smoke-
free.
The policy, instituted in the second
week of May, has been somewhat con-
troversial.
"I think it's unfair and I think they are
going to lose some business," said
Michael Hoffman, an LSA junior and a
smoker.
LSA sophomore Ricky Mitchell, a
frequent customer of Amer's and a non-
smoker, said the tighter restrictions will
make visitors unhappy.
"If you are going to start imposing
rules like that, ... people are going to
get unpleasant," Mitchell said.
Amer's is not without its reasons

JOE WESTRATE/Daily

A student enjoys the new Caribou Coffee shop on State Street. It is the fourth coffee shop on that block.

however.
"We were having a loitering prob-
lem,' said Gina Gay, an employee of
Amer's. "Many smokers were just here
to hang out."
This left some customers there to eat
without seats. "We had a lot of cus-
tomer complaints," Gay said. Gay also

said that being entirely nonsmoking
"enhances the atmosphere of the store."
Many students agreed with this. "It
detracts from the food if people are
smoking around you," said Jessy Smith,
an LSA sophomore.
But Mitchell said the decision may
make the clientele less diverse.

"I think it does take away from the
atmosphere" Mitchell said. "Variety (of
people) always generates (an) interest-
ing new atmosphere. I wish the smokers
could come back."
Smokers will be pleased to know that
the Amer's location on Church Street
still has a smoking section.

'U' aids t
By Janet Adamy
Daily Staff Reporter
Books and scripts from the
University's theater library are headed
for the University of Fort Hare in South
Africa. The donations will help start a
theater program at the African universi-
ty.
Tom Loewe said Fort Hare does not
currently have a theater department
because it lacks the resources. Loewe is
the director of public relations for
University Productions.
"There is a great need for texts at
many of the universities in South
Africa," Loewe said. "At Fort Hare they
were interested in starting a theater pro-
gram but couldn't due to lack of
books."
The program is jointly organized by
the University's department of theatre
and drama and its South African initia-
tive.
Loewe said the department will send
more than 500 titles, including books
about acting, set design, costume
design and plays collected while clean-
ing out its library earlier this year.
Prof. Erik Fredricksen, chair of the
University's department of theatre and

cater i S. Afrca
"eAt Fort Hare they were interested -
in starting a theater program but
couldn't due to lack of books,."
Tom LoeWe
Director of public relations, University Productions

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drama, said the cost of shipping will be
funded by a group of theater associates
from the Ann Arbor community.
The University first connected with
Fort Hare when former South African
Initiative director Charles Moody visit-
ed South Africa in 1991. Since then, the
University has sent more than 2,500
titles to various universities in South
Africa.
Gibson Themba Sirayi, executive
director of the Center for Cultural
Studies at Fort Hare,, visited the
University last month to develop strate-
gies for the promotion of arts and cul-
ture.
Sirayi watched as the theater depart-
ment set aside books to be sent to South
Africa for his new theater department,

to begin this fall.
Sirayi told Loewe he hopes to start "a
theater with a difference ... not Euro-
centric, but one that will draw on the
rich cultural, artistic theatrical forms
that predate colonialism and apartheid
theater."
University of Fort Hare is the second-
oldest black university in the world and
is the alma mater of Nelson Mandela;
Fredricksen said he is happy the
department can put the books to good
use.
"Theater is becoming much more
international because so many barriers
are falling," Fredericksen said. "We
should be as generous with our artistic
resources as we have been with other
resources in the past."

COURTESY OF NEWS AND INFORMATION SERVICES
Prof. Erik Fredericksen, Gibson Themba Sirayl and Charles Moody sort through
books to send to the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.

'U' psychologist: First-year
students shy from counseling

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By Stephanie Powell
For the Daily
First-year students are the least likely to seek psychologi-
cal advice, a University counselor said.
According to Tom Morson, a director of Counseling and
Psychological Services, while first-year students often do not
seek psychological counseling, they are the ones who would
benefit from it the most.
Morson said high school graduates go through a major
transition during their first year of college.
"It is the beginning of full adulthood, and with this comes
the stigma of being more autonomous and self-reliant,"
Morson said..
In his study, Morson defined psychological counseling as
a visit to a facilitated support enviroment.
Morson found that last year at Michigan, only 15.1 percent
of first-year students sought counseling, while 15.1 percent
of sophomores, 17 percent of juniors, and 18.9 percent of
seniors went through psychological counseling.
The number of graduate students seeking counseling more
than doubled from the number of first-year students. Thirty-
four percent of graduate students sought counseling.
"Since graduate students are older and have been self-
reliant for a longer period of time, they realize their imper-
fections and are aware that they need help from each other,"
Morson said.

"Unlike grad students, freshmen feel this stigma of being
independent and are therefore afraid to seek help with the
pressures that come with that independence".
With this "developmental demand," first-year students
have to deal with academic stress, time management and
moral judgments on their own, and some are not able to han-
dle these pressures alone and need to reach out for help.
Some can't get the support from home, or have not made a
support group of friends.
LSA sophomore Monica Austin said she did not seek
counseling last year, but that she would make an effort to go
to counseling this year.
"If you need it, it's good," Austin said. "I would go this year
to get another opinion on something by a professional"
But counseling is not for everyone. Not all first-year stu-
dents have problems with the transition.
Some, Morson said, are able to make connections with
friends and get through the adjustment period without any
problems.
Any students interested in counseling can contact Morson
at 764-8312. Sessions begin on Sept. 19 and involvement is
strictly confidential.
The Counseling and Psychological Services' office is
located on the third floor of the Michigan Union for those
interested.
The sessions are geared to help new students handle acad-
emic stress, time management, finding a social scene and
making decisions on drugs, alcohol, and sex.
Peer Counseling Services, organized and run by students,
open on Sept. 16. PCS provides one alternative to
Counseling and Psychological Services, which is run by the
University.

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Correction
Michigan men's tennis player Brook Blain is eligible to compete this season. This was incorrectly reported in Tuesday's Daily.

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