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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 11, 1996 - 5A

Mich.

Vietnam

Memorial still
short on funds

LANSING (AP) - Last November,
Keith King vowed another holiday
honoring America's veterans would not
pass without visible progress toward a
Michigan Vietnam memorial.
But today's Veterans Day comes
without ground being broken or even
bank accounts bulging with donations
for the eight-year-old dream.
"It's one of those kinds of things
'ere) we need someone to take a
leadership role in doing this," said
King, a member of the Michigan
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument
F u n d
Commission.
The commis-
sion has so far / nIre
r a i s e d
$200,000 in them fo
and gvn p
0,000 in 5 ( uR
donated ser- -C
vices toward -o
the project, P!,
planned for an
area west of the

sure setting up a commission to build a
memorial. But commissioner members
were not appointed until 1990. The state
failed to donate land for a memorial
until June 1992.
The monument design was chosen in
1994 from among 500 entries in an
architectural contest. It calls for an 8-
foot-high arc of steel that will be sus-
pended 2.5 feet above a glass pathway.
The 108-foot-long steel sheet will bear
the names of the 2,649 Michigan resi-
dents killed or missing in Vietnam.
The glass walkway will be lit from

oud of
not
faith ==
hristina Ridd
ect coordinat

below at night.
The monument
will take up a
small portion of a
2.6 acre park
planned to honor
Michigan veter-
ans of all wars.
At the state
Ue level, the project
o has faced indif-
ference and oppo-
sition.

Groups
say to give
wisely to
charities
FLINT (AP) - As many charities
prepare for their annual fund-raising
drives, watchdog agencies are warning
consumers to give wisely.
"It's very easy to get fooled if you
don't ask the right questions," Marion
Gorton, administrator of the state
Attorney General's Charitable Trust
Section, told The Flint Journal recent-
ly.
The Better Business Bureau of
Detroit & Eastern Michigan Inc. says;
the most-deserving charities spend at
least half of their revenues on their
charitable purpose, rather than on
bureaucracy and other overhead,
according to spokesperson Carmel;
Weems.
The state attorney general's office
prefers that at least two-thirds of an
organization's revenues go toward char-
itable programs, Gorton said.
Pam McCauley of Burton in
Shiawassee County said that after she
agreed to donate to a Jackson-based
charity that called her on the telephone,
she decided to check the charity's back-
ground.
She called the state Attorney
General's Office, and was told that the,
organization spent only 6 percent of its
revenues on its charitable purposes lasth
year.
"I was appalled," she said. "I never
sent out the money."
Rock Mangus, the executive director
of the charity that called McCauley --
the Mission of Hope Cancer Fund -a-
acknowledged that his organization has
spent few of its revenues on charitable
programs.
He said start-up costs had taken up
most of the organization's funds.

JEANIE SERVAAS/Daily
Police beartaity
Former New York City police officer and Harpursville, N.Y., resident Ellen Bjorkstrom, shows her collection of police
bears at the "Good Bears of the World" show at Weber's Inn yesterday.

Capitol that is now a parking lot. But it
still needs $1.5 million.
Project coordinator Christina Riddle
said the project is a big one and the
part-time volunteers have done the best
can.
"I'm proud of them for not giving up
faith, even though they have wondered
whether there is any point in going on,"
she said.
"Their consistent vision was they've
lost friends, lost comrades and they
wanted them to know they weren't for-
gotten, they were welcomed home."
The monument's history has been
y of fits and starts.
Uawmakers in 1988 approved a mea-

Gov John Engler has left open a
vacancy on the nine-member commis-
sion for two years. Senate Majority
Leader Dick Posthumus (R-Alto) has
left one open for 18 months.
Engler spokesperson John Truscott
said it's been hard to recruit people for
the commission because of its slow
progress.
"They don't want to be part of a
board that hasn't been very active," he
said.
The state has provided no appropria-
tion for the monument, although it has
approved $25,000 for a memorial in
Arlington, Va., honoring women in the
military.

VISIT
Continued from Page IA
and most people think the saddest part of
nursing homes is the fact that people's
health is failing. But I think it's even sad-
der that in some cases the residents are

dents. They love interacting with stu-
dents and finding out what's going on
outside;" said Nicole Weinraub, a nurse's
assistant. "(But) there needs to be more
community involvement," she added.
Jennie Smith, who has lived at
Riverview since May, said the students'

opportunity to learn about careers in
health care," Sahid-Saless said.
Sahid-Saless noted the club is differ-
ent from academic fraternities and
members don't necessarily have to be
pre-med students.
In addition to community service, the
club invites speakers, organizes meet-
ings with medical school representa-
tives and hosts a symposium at the end
of the year, to keep their 300 members
up-to-date with concerns in the field of
medicine, Sahid-Saless said.

lonely because
there's no one
there to visit
them," Sahid-
Saless said.
Staff and resi-
dents at
Riverview
agreed that nurs-
ing-home resi-
dents thrive on
visits and conver-

"I think (the
residents) love the
students s"
- Nicole Weinraub
Nurse's assistant

effort was
appreciated,
because it gave
many residents
something to
do.
"This is the
only activity
these people
Smith said.
"Otherwise
be in their rooms.

H EA LTH CARE
Continued from Page 1A
the new health care climate," McGowan
said yesterday.
Harrison also said privatization is not
likely.
"When John Forsythe was CEO (of
iversity Hospitals), he said that pri-
tization was not likely," Harrison

said. "Even with new leadership, I
would be very surprised if that hap-
pened."
The group resolved to educate the
regents about the "conflicts of inter-
ests" that result in a trend towards
managed care, and said group mem-
bers will pursue meetings with the
regents to discuss health care at the
University.

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a
a

sations with younger people.
"Anytime the patient has an outside
stimulus, something different from
their normal routine, it's therapeutic,"
said Lisa Eldridge, a supplemental staff
member at Riverview.
"I think (the residents) love the stu-

these people would

So I think it's a very good idea."
The ice cream social is the second in
an series of public service projects being
organized by the club, which aims to
participate in an event each month.
"(The Pre-Med Club) gives you an.

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FOR WINTER TERM 1997
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Biology will be continu-
ing a series of courses set in a modular format. Each one credit module runs for one third of a
semester. In some cases multiple modules can be combined to make up a traditional course.
Students may choose from the various modules to create a program that best fits their educational
objectives and interests.
Microbiology 606,607, and 608 are three modules focusing on microbial physiology and patho-
genesis. They are designed for upperclass advanced undergraduates and graduate students interest-
ed in health sciences. These modules will be offered consecutively and will meet TTH from 10-
11:30 AM in 5623 Medical Science Building II.
Prerequisites for the modules - first year biochemistry and genetics or permission of course director.
Module I (Not offered for Winter '97)
Microbiology 606 - Microbial Physiology & Metabolism (1 credit)
IModule II(119-2/13)
Microbiology 607 - Microbial Pathogenesis I (1 credit)
Module III(2/18-3/25)
Microbiology 608 - Microbial Pathogenesis II (1 credit)
The first module focuses on the metabolism and physiology of growth (not being offered for Winter
97). The second module deals with colonization mechanisms and attributes of pathogens. The
third module focuses on molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial infectious disease. Note -
Module II is a prerequisite for Module III.
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immune response. They are designed for upperclass advanced undergraduates and graduate students
interested in the health sciences. These modules will be offered consecutively and will meet TTH
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