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One hundredfive years of editorialfreedom

September 12, 1996

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All-female dorms may
Programs looking at Barbour, Newberry

go coed

By Jodi S. Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter

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Alice Robinson
Staff Reporter
Students in Jonathan Tymer's yoga class
ren't interested in relaxation. In fact, their
eekly 90-minute session leaves them sweat-
g and out of breath.
Welcome to the world of power yoga.
"It's kind of like doing aerobics or gymnastics
pt in a very mindful way," said Tyman, an Ann
or resident who teaches the Saturday morn-
g classes. "Your mind has to be fully engaged."
Tyman began offering classes in power
also called Astanga, one year ago at the
ocal studio Inward Bound. The new, more
hysically challenging form of yoga com-
ites continuous movement with rhythmic
reathing and appeals to many looking to
ncrease strength and flexibility.
Power yoga differs from traditional yoga, or
angar yoga, in that it is more strenuous and tir-
ng. In regular yoga, "you basically-do lots of
solated poses," said student Agata Dichev.
You kind of take it easy"
ne session of the flexibility-inducing
workout is equal to going on a six-mile run or
hree-hour trek on a mountain bike.
"The workout ... is really very hard and stren-
ous," Dichev said. She said when a teacher
ron another yoga class invited her to attend a
ower yoga session, it was nothing like she
xpected. "I almost died after the first class"'
Part of the workout involves going from a
tantling position into pushups, then tilting the
pper body backward and forward, Dichev said.
"The impression many people have (of
) is it's sitting cross-legged and chanting,"
yman said. When they hear the term power
oga, "People think, 'how could that be?"'
Karen Lombard, who graduated from the
chool of Natural Resources and the
nvironment last month, said increased flexi-
ility and the chance to do a lot of stretching is
hat drew her to yoga. She found power yoga

esidents say there's something dif-
nt about the single-sex residence
on Central Campus.
etsey Barbour and Helen Newberry
not like other dorms. Women call
home - and mean it.
ut the comfortable all-female
osphere may be in jeopardy. The
dence halls may soon become coed
iving-learning program moves into
ccording to a proposal from the liv-
learning task force, either the
ors Program or the Undergraduate
earch Opportunity Program - both
I-will be housed in Barbour and
That is the task force recommenda-

tion," said Alan Levy, director of
Housing public affairs. "It is not set in
stone. They may stay single-sex indefi-
nitely. There may be a change."
LSA first-year student Michelle
Butler, along with many women in sin-
gle-sex halls, finds the possible
changes problematic. However, stu-
dents who were involuntarily placed in
all-female halls think there's too much
single-sex housing anyway.
"This is like a home. I know some
people in this dorm who don't want this
to happen," said Butler, who lives in.
Newberry. "I would say leave the dorms
the way they are."
The cafeteria is their kitchen, the
lounge area downstairs is their living
room and they each have a bedroom.
Residents say making the dorms coed

would interfere with the intimate envi-
This year, 673 women live in the
three all-women residence halls:
Barbour, Newberry and Stockwell.
Another 150 live in Martha Cook,
which is not a University Housing
Levy said there were more spots in
all-female halls than applicants this
"There's too much room in the sense
that we don't get applicants that match
the number of spaces," Levy said.
LSA first-year student Emily
Goldsmith is one of those students who
didn't want to live in Newberry.
"A lot of girls on my floor didn't
request all girls," she said. "Making the
See SAME SEX, Page 2A


Dina Raviari (left) and Alison Kennedy study and chat in a lounge in Betsey
Barbour residence halt last night.

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U.S. gears up for
3rd attack on Iraq

The \Xashangton lPost
WASHINGTON -After an Iraqi missile attack
yesterday on U.S. military aircraft and other fresh
signs of President Saddam Hussein's resistance,
the United States stepped up preparations for new,
large-scale airstrikes on Iraq, sending F-l17A
stealth jet fighters to Kuwait and moving B-52
bombers closer to the Persian Gulf region.
Iraq's unsuccessful firing of a Soviet-made SA-
6 missile at two U.S. jet fighters patrolling the "no-
fly" zone in northern Iraq, and a claim by Iraq that
one of its MiG-25 jet fighters had streaked
through the southern no-fly zone, appeared to
strengthen Washington's determination to take
new military action to ensure the safety of U.S.
and allied pilots enforcing the bans on flights by
Iraqi military aircraft.
"Iraq's air defense crews were playing some
kind of a game," Defense Secretary William Perry
told reporters. "They will very soon learn that we
are not playing games.
"We have both the ability and the resolve to pro-
tect our interests and to protect our flight crews,"
he added. "And the responses that we make will be
disproportionate with the provocations which were
made against us."
At a campaign rally in Arizona, President
Clinton spoke with similar emphasis. "We will do
what we must to protect our people,"he said. "The
determination of the United States to deal with the
problem of Iraq should not be underestimated."
In a related development, administration offi-
cials said the United States is prepared to conduct
a helicopter airlift to rescue 2,000 or more Kurds
and other Iraqi dissidents in northern Iraq who
worked for the United States, but the refugees
remain trapped because neighboring Turkey is
reluctant to let them in.
The antiaircraft missile Iraq shot yesterday flew
well wide of any U.S. jets, and the MiG-25 never
actually entered the no-fly zone, American mili-
tary officials said. Although the missile attack
marked Iraq's boldest challenge to American
See IRAQ, Page 7A

U.S., Iraq playing
different games
Like a long-distance chess match between two
grandmasters, the military confrontation joined
by Iraq and the United States is being fought out
on different boards that reflect different games.
Saddam Hussein's playing field is in northern
Iraq, where last month his troops crossed an
invisible line into a zone inhabited by Kurds and
protected by the U.S. Air Force.
But some of those same Kurds that the United
States is protecting in the north invited Hussein.
their long-time enemy, into their enclave. And the
situation there is further complicated by the direct
military involvement of Iran, another U.S. enemy,
and of Turkey, its ally.
Initially, at least, the United States chose'to
respond far away in the south of Iraq. Yesterday,
Hussein once again made a move in the north. So
as the architects of war in the Pentagon appeared
to be drawing up plans for yet another strike, pol-
icy-makers were confronted with the danger of
being drawn into the northern quagmire.
Richard Haas of the Brookings Institution in
Washington, D.C., said the situation recalls the
academic "theory of comparative advantage"
"Each side is focusing on the squares on the
chessboard that look more attractive to it," Haas
said. "Saddam is in a sense exploring just how
free a hand he now has in the north. The U.S. is
focusing on the south because it's a more strate-
gic concern given the history of the (1990) inva-
sion of Kuwait and it's a simpler playing field. It's
not complicated by rival Kurdish factions, Iranian
involvement, the Turkish dimension." But a deci-
sion not to respond, or to respond again in the
south of Iraq, a region of Shiite Muslims ethni-
cally and religiously distinct both from the Iraqi
See GAMES, Page 7A

JOW"T"R'T E/Daiy
Yoga-meister Jonathan Timer practices yoga moves in his Ann Arbor home last night.

to be similar to langar yoga.
"It's similar postures, but they put you
through repetitions of what they call the sun-
salutation series" Lombard said.
Barbara Linderman, program director at
Inward Bound, said she first became interested
in the new yoga style several years ago. "I stud-
ied it with two teachers in California that intro-
duced me to the form. I offered a class in what

I had learned, called aerobic yoga'
Yoga-meisters say the long-term benefits are
both physical and mental: participants are
stronger, more flexible, have better digestion,
and are better at handling stress. "Your whole
character changes," Tyman said. "People seem
to be more versatile emotionally. They are
more capable of addressing situations that are

Coupons way
of life at 'U'
py H o p e C a ld e r
nor the Daily
Each day students encounter pressing decisions, but some
ace them even before they enter their first morning class.
┬░endors litter Ann Arbor streets everywhere from the
ichigan Union to West Hall, and it is almost impossible for
tudents to avoid offers of coupon books.
"I never use the coupons so I don't take the books," said
SA sophomore Peter Brensilver. "There are too many ven-
ors around campus, which I find a little annoying."
But LSA sophomore Alison Jarosky said she will sift
hrough the books for a good bargain.
"i have about 20 of these books sitting on my desk at
ome," Jarosky said. "I like the coupons because I use them
the hair salons. I always take a book when I see someone
ng them out because I feel bad saying no."
For many students, the source of the books and the people
who distribute them remains a mystery.
James Lurich, who was stationed outside of Michigan
ook and Supply on Friday, said he hands out as many as
,000 coupon books on a busy day.
iuirich mrks for Sno'rts Guides Inc. n local distribution

'U' student
taps into
natural gas
By Brian Campbell
Daily Staff Reporter
With funding from U.S. oil compa-
nies, University research scientists
have discovered the origins of large
natural gas deposits in northern
Michigan that may cut down on indus-
try drilling costs.
The Antrim Shale, centered around
- Gaylord and spreading across Antrim,
Ostego and Montmorency counties,
was found to contain natural gas
deposits by oil and gas industry firms
in the late '80s. The deposits' abundan-
cy was only recently discovered by a
University research team, led by
Rackham student Anna Martini.

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