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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 21, 1996 -- 3A

Gunmen rob bank, hide
in hotel during stand-off

Communcation
may be effective
contraceptive
*Communication between spouses
may be China's most effective means of
dealing with overpopulation.
Chinese wives who were accompa-
nied by their husbands to family plan-
ning programs were three times less
likely to become pregnant or to have an
abortion than when the wives attended
the program alone, according to
University researchers.
Caroline Wang, University assistant
fessor of health behavior and health
e ucation, with fellow researchers in
San Francisco and Shanghai, studied
the influence of family planning pro-
grams, with and without spouses
attending, among 1,800 women in
urban China.
Survey links
"upper class, guns
*The effects of gun violence do not fail
to reach working professionals, accord-
ing to a recent University study. A sur-
vey of 534 Michigan physicians, prose-
cutors, judges, sheriffs and public health
officials found that more than half,
through either friends or family, have
had an experience with gun violence.
The professionals attributed the ris-
ing violence to illegal drug traffic, sub-
stance abuse and a "low regard for
man life."
irearms are now the leading cause
of death for 15-34 year olds in
Michigan, surpassing auto accidents.
Engineering dean
honored for work
Engineering Dean Stephen Director
was presented with the Aristotle Award
by the Semiconductor Research
rporation.
"Dr. Stephen Director epitomizes the
teaching and research excellence of
SRC-funded university researchers
across America," said Larry Sumney,
SRC president and CEO.
Director is the first recipient of the
award, which recognizes excellence in
teaching among SRC-funded research
at universities throughout the United
States and Canada.
"By instilling his students with the
lativity and technical skill necessary
to succeed, and by exposing them to
industry-relevant research, Dr. Director
has helped shape future industry lead-
ers"' Sumney said.
Age study shows
friendship trends
Best friends annoy each other less as
*ey age, according to a University
dy presented to the Gerontological
Society of America on Monday.
"With age, we tend to feel that our
best friends are less demanding," said
Aurora Sherman, graduate student of
psychology.
Sherman and Toni Antonucci,
University researcher and professor of
psychology, analyzed the best-friend
relationships of 1,498 people between
the ages of 13 and 94 to see if the
,ends said they gave more, less or the
Mue amount of support and advice to
Jthe other.
, They found that most of the people
Esaid their relationships were equal, but
famong those who said the degree of
give and take was imbalanced, twice as
many felt they were giving more than
they were receiving.

The study also supported the popular
belief that disclosing private feelings to
best friend is less important to men
than women.
"Men who are best friends report a
low level of disclosure," Sherman said:
' For women, disclosure tends to define
what it means to be a best friend"
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Brian Campbell.

WARREN (AP) - A suspect in an
armored car robbery died yesterday fol-
lowing a shootout with authorities at a
motel.
Dearborn police Chief Ron Deziel
said the shootout occurred when police
and FBI agents tried to serve an arrest
warrant on Commit Rowson, 22, of
Detroit at a Red Roof Inn.
Deziel said that as the agents tried to
enter the room to question Rowson, he
began shooting at the officers. No offi-
cers were shot, he said.
Rowson was killed in the gunfire
exchange that began about 1:30 p.m.,
said Joseph Martinolich, FBI special
agent in charge of the Detroit division.
Police on Sunday issued the arrest
warrant for Rowson in the Nov. 13
armored car robbery that left a guard
dead.
A Michigan National Bank guard,
Daniel Hollie, 23, was arrested on
Friday in the robbery and shooting.
Hollie and Rowson were cousins,
police said.

Hollie was arraigned on first-
degree murder and other charges in
the death of his security guard part-
ner, Matthew Girardin, outside a
Michigan National Bank branch in
Dearborn, Deziel said.

rounded the motel for about three hours
not knowing whether Rowson was dead
or hiding. Police tried to establish com-
munications with Rowson. His mother
was allowed to try to talk to him over a

bullhorn.
About 4:15 p.m.

Funeral services
for Girardin,
29, of Garden
City, who died
at the scene.
Police had
not recovered
the $1.2 mil-
lion stolen in
the robbery.
Martinolich
refused to say _
if the money

were held Saturday

We approached
it as a barricaded
,gunman situation.f
- Joseph Martinolich
FBI special agent

a special weapons
and tactics team
went into the
room and found
the suspect dead,
Martinolich said.
W e
approached it as a
barricaded gun-
man situation,"he
said.
Hollie was
being held in the
Wayne County

was in the
motel room. He said another person
had been in the room with Rowson, but
left before the shootout.
The person was being questioned by
authorities, but was not under arrest.
Following the shootout, police sur-

Jail.
A preliminary hearing was not
immediately scheduled. If convicted of
first-degree murder, he would face
mandatory life imprisonment without
parole.

Interfratenity Council
elects new executive board

By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
A few good men set out to become
president of the Interfraternity Council
last night, but only one man prevailed.
Civil Engineering junior Ken Tanner
of Beta Theta Pi
was elected the Selected i
1997 president of
IFC by the chap- a President: Ken 1<
ter presidents. ! Executive vice pi
Tanner beat out Shah
Jeff Kosiorek of VP of internal aff
Delta Kappa Holcman
Epsilon and I VP of recruitmen

p're
ant:

Joshua Henschell
of Pi Kappa Alpha
for the position.
"I'm very
excited," Tanner
said. "I'm thrilled

Social VP: Brad He
E VP of educational
Jeff Kosiorek
VP of finance: Frec

one of the three candidates would have
made a great IFC president.
"The Greek community could not
have lost in that election with Jeff, Josh
and Ken," Landes said.
Current IFC President Larry Powell
also said the three
C Results: men were quali-
fied for the posi-
'ner tion.
sident: Nirav "All three can-
didates are past
irs: Brad I FC officers and
are definitely
Mike Ingber qualified and
olcomb have a full under-
programming: standing of the
position of IFC
d Kahn president." Powell
said. "The frater-
nity system can't
lose with any of the three candidates.
can't lose either way."
LSA junior Henschell said he plans
on running for president of his chapter
on Monday. Kosiorek was re-elected to
the position of vice president of educa-
tional programming.
Tanner said he has several goals for
the 1997 council.
"I think one of the main goal for this
IFC is going to be chapter improve-

ment," Tanner said.
LSA junior Nirav Shah of Pi Kappa
Phi replaced Tanner as executive vice
president.
"I've worked with Ken for a year and
I know we're in for a good time" Shah
said.
The three presidential candidates
spoke for five minutes each, and were
each allowed three "pros" to speak on
their behalf.
During his speech, Tanner said that
he looks forward to shaking incoming
University President Lee Bollinger's
hand and telling him that the Greek sys-
tem is great.
Henschell spoke about having mem-
bers of IFC work together as a team to
represent the fraternities and to have
strong public relations.
Kosiorek said he wanted to work on
rush and possibly have mailings sent to
the parents of incoming students. to let
them know what fraternities are all about.
Landes said IFC has implemented
many positive initiatives and he plans on
continuing in the same direction.
"(IFC presidents) have a tremendous
responsibility," Landes said. "They
always do a great job."
The 1997 IFC executive board will
begin its term in January.

to be on the IFC for another year."
Tanner has served as executive vice
president this year.
Both Kosiorek and Henschell have
IFC experience in their backgrounds too.
Kosiorek, an LSA junior, is IFC's
current vice president of educational
programming and Henschell is the cur-
rent vice president of community ser-
vice learning.
IFC Adviser Terry Landes said any

UAAO votes in new leadership

By Ann Stewart
Daily Staff Reporter
The United Asian American
Organizations elected four new student
leaders last night.
LSA junior Sudhakar Cherukuri was
voted in as chair of UAAO, defeating
LSA junior Tricia Bagamasbad.
Cherukuri has served as UAAO
internal communications chair and
UAAO Indian American Student
Association representative. He said he
was happy about the results and looked
forward to encouraging more activism
within the organization.
"What we're talking about is putting
on positive and purposeful program-
ming at the University," Cherukuri said.
The UAAO then elected Engineering
junior Brian Ebarvia as vice chair over
Engineering juniors Danny Chui and
Mary Cherng.
Ebarvia has served as programming
chair of the Filipino American Student
Association and as a member of the

Asian Pacific American "Task Force. He
said he hoped for better communication
between the different Asian American
student groups within the organization.
"I want to make sure we work as a
team and decide on things as a team"

tions were represented at the elections,
which were attended by 35 people.
Cherukuri said the elections have not
been as well attended in the past and the
organization has "come of age"
"I'm very happy we're able to meet
t nother in a

JOE WESTRATE/Daily
Sen. Nancy Kassenbaum (R-Kan.) speaks to a political science class yesterday in
Mason Hall.
Senl. visits political
sci ence class
By Laurie Mayk and Ann Arbor since Kassebaum was
Daily Staff Reporter on campus in the 1950s to complete
The last time Nancy Kassebaum her master's degree. Kassebauii
walked through Angell Hall, students returned to-teach Hall's class yesterday
didn't communicate by e-mail, the as a result of a Distinguished Legislator
Media Union didn't exist on a forested award the University bestowed upon
North Campus and candidates didn't her last semester.
spend millions of dollars on television University alum Bertram Askwitli,
advertising. who sponsored the award ano
When she returned yesterday as a Kassebaum's visit, said her lecture was
retiring three-term U.S. senator from an attempt to call attention to "an opt-
Kansas with a legacy as a leader in standing political science department"
health care reform, she walked past and "an outstanding legislator."
Angell Hall computing center and into "There's so much 'anti' feeling abouf
a room filled with students who asked legislators in general," he said.
questions about campaign finance The high cost - in money and pri-
reform and the future of Social vacy - of running a campaign dis-
Security. courages qualified candidates from
Students in Prof. Richard Hall's tossing their hats in the ring,
Political Science 417 class said Kassebaum said.
Kassebaum, as their guest speaker, "We're not going to be able to draw
proved to be an exception to the typical some of the best people into the
stereotype of politicians. process," said Kassebaum, who
"Being that this is a political science favors full disclosure in campaign
class and we keep learning about how finance.
dirty and rotten politicians are - she Even without official legislation
was very honest," said LSA senior from Congress, candidates can and
Rebecca Moatz. should limit their own campaign
Constituents don't always trust their spending and contributions, she said.
representatives, or like what they say or Kassebaum said she limited her PAC
how they vote, Kassebaum said. contributions to $1,000 and her spend-
"You don't hear from people who ing to $360,000 in her 1990 re-election
support your vote, it's usually people bid.
who are opposed," Kassebaum said. Once members reach the Senate
"There are a lot of times you vote floor, the real money problems start.
and you wish you could vote 'maybe' Congress will have to re-think the issue
- but you don't have that luxury." of entitlements and the shrinking base
Kassebaum said that while she wel- of workers supporting retired persons,
comes input from constituents, there she said.
are some issues on which she is willing "(By 2020) all of the tax money
to vote her own conscience. Her sup- raised will go to Social Security,
port of the federal ban on assault Medicare and Medicaid unless we
weapons resulted in angry phone calls, make some changes today," she said.
irate constituents and a tearful recep- Fiscal realities may force more
tionist. Medicare recipients to use managed
"I started answering the phones," care instead of "fee-for-service" plans.
Kassebaum said. "Many times they she said.
wouldn't say the same things to me that "We've put off talking about some-
they'd say to a receptionist, but many thing that's going to hit your age at the
times they would." most vulnerable point," Kassebaum
A lot has changed in Washington said to the class of undergraduates.

Ebarvia said.
LSA junior Fred
Lee was elected
finance officer in
an unopposed con-
test and LSA
junior Ponni
Perumalswamj was
chosen as advoca-
cy officer over
Engineering junior
Rudhir Patel.
The candidates
began by giving a

"These leaders
are going to be
movers and
shakers.."
a- Marie Pai-Yee Ting
OAMI program coordinator

forum like this,"
Cherukuri said.
"It shows a lot of
interest in (Asian
P a c i f i c
American) issues
and awareness."
Current chair
Ziehuyn Huh said
all the new lead-
ers "are incredi-

short speech and

answering questions. Members cast their
votes after candidates left the room,
allowing endorsements and discussion.
Current vice chair Christine Seto
said all 17 Asian American organiza-

bly strong."
"They have a much stronger sensibil-
ity in terms of a UAAO that has broad
goals," Huh said.
Other representatives said they were
impressed with the direction in which
UAAO is going.
"These leaders are going to be movers
and shakers in the nation as a whole,"
said Marie Pai-Yee Ting, program coor-
dinator for the Office of Academic
Multicultural Initiatives. "(Cherukuri
and Ebarvia) have a history of being
very strong leaders in our community."
UAAO plans to elect new internal
and external relations officers at its
Dec. 4 meeting.

VRouP MEETINGS

O lntervarsity Christian Fellowship,
large group meeting, Chemistry
Building, East Hall, Room 1360,
7 p.m.
OProject Otzma, meeting, Hillel,
1429 Hill St., 6 p.m.
Residence Halls Association, gen-
eral assembly meeting, 763-
3497, East Quad, Room 126, 7-
9 p.m.
EVENTS
"U "Blood Battle 1996," sponsored by
Alpha Phi Omega. Michigan Union,

J "Ethnic Labeling, Racialization of
Latinos, and African Roots of
Puerto Ricans," sponsored by
Alianza, Puerto Rican Association
and Office of Multicultural Affairs,
Michigan Union, Welker Room, 6
p.m.
J "HMOs and the Future of Medicine,"
sponsored by Pre-Med Club,
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room, 7
p.m.
Q "International Paper: Open Pre-
Recruitment Session," sponsored
by CP&P, Michigan League, Hussey
Room, 7-8:30 p.m.
J "Israel Information Day," sponsored
hv Hillel 1429 Hill St. .call 769-

SERVICES

Q Campus Information Centers, Michigan
Union and Pierpont Commons, 763-
INFO, info@umich.edu, UM*Events
on GOpherBLUE, and http:/
www.umich.edu/-info on the World
Wide Web
D English Composition Board Peer
Tutoring, need help with a
paper?, Angell Hall, Room
444C, 7-11 p.m.
Q Northwalk, 763-WALK, Bursley Hall,
8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
o Psychology Peer Academic
Advising, 647-3711, sponsored
by Psychology Department,

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