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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 25, 1997 - 3

College Republicans to pick new leader

'U' professor
harassed with
note, cabbage
A University professor reported to
the Department of Public Safety that
she found a head of cabbage with a
knife stuck through it at her office
Saturday. According to DPS reports,
the victim believed a student was likely
involved, but there was no positive con-
firnation of this belief. The caller also
found a note attached to the cabbage
that stated, "You will die bitch." DPS is
currently investigating the incident but
as no suspects.
Three laptops
stolen
Three laptop computers were stolen
from University Hospitals yesterday,
according to DPS reports.
The laptops were stolen from the
back offices of the radiology depart-
ent. DPS estimated the value of the
ree Hewlett Packard Omnibooks at
more than $2,000 each. DPS is current-
ly investigating the incident.
Car windows
smashed
DPS officers were alerted early
Saturday morning that all of the win-
dows of a car parked on Fuller Road
had been broken.
* A caller said he parked his car at
11:45 p.m. and found the damage half
an hour later. Ann Arbor Police
Department officers reported several
other incidents of malicious destruction
in the area around the same time. They
said two suspects driving a damaged,
late model, maroon vehicle were later
brought into custody. One suspect
admitted to taking part in the destruc-
eon.
Library visitor
exposes himself
An employee of the University's
Smith Law Library reported that a man
was seenexposing himself to a student
on the third floor of the library Friday
night.
According to DPS, the man was
warned and will be interviewed by DPS.
"NUBS guard
harassed
Staff members out the North
University Building have been harass-
ing security guards for the :past two
weeks, according to a report filed by an
employee.
According to DPS reports, the harass-
W ent was sexual with the subjects mak-
ing "homosexual" type flirtations and
walking close to him. DPS officers
spoke to two of the staff members and
were unable to reach a third. DPS is cur-
rently investigating the incidents.
Two graffiti inci-
dents reported
The incidents of graffiti were reported
the Chemistry Building on Saturday.
A caller reported to DPS that
swastikas had been spray-painted on
the third-floor men's bathroom. DPS is
currently investigating two suspects
who were reported in the area.
The second incident occurred in the
second-floor women's bathroom, where
several gang-related symbols were found

on the wall. DPS has no suspects.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporters
*Ajit K. Thavarajah and Jenni Yachnin.

Some College Republicans
said they are unhappy with
impeachment proceedings
By Jeffrey Kosseff
Daily Staff Reporter
The impeachment of College Republican
President Nick Kirk last week has left many mem-
bers of the group still fuming, even as the chapter
moves to choose a new leader tomorrow.
The executive board, comprised of the group's
four elected officers, voted 3-1 to impeach Kirk
last Wednesday.
"I'm annoyed they didn't consult with us," said
Adam Silver, who is running for vice president of
the group in its March 19 election. "The general
members would not impeach him."
Silver, who is an LSA first-year student, said
Kirk was responsible for getting new members

active in the club.
"Nick really got us involved," Silver said.
Pete Rinato, the only officer to vote against
impeachment, said many of the first-year students
who worked hard during the fall political cam-
paign were upset by Kirk's removal.
"There's been a lot of discontent among the
freshmen," said Rinato, the group's vice president
for alumni affairs. "They look up to Nick a lot."
While Kirk has been involved in controversies
that include allegedly forging a press pass to gain
access to the state Republican convention, the offi-
cers who impeached him said there are many inter-
nal reasons for his removal.
Becky Beamish, the group's secretary, said that
on numerous occasions, Kirk usurped power from
other officers.
"It got to the point where we had to take a
stance and say, 'No, you've crossed the line,"'
Beamish said.

Beamish said some of the incidents included
Kirk delegating officers' responsibilities of offi-
cers to himself and other group members. She also
said that when members and officers would
attempt to speak with Kirk, he would just get
angry.
Elias Xenos, the group's vice president and inter-
im president, asked Kirk to resign last Wednesday
and subsequently called for his impeachment. Also
on Wednesday, Xenos withdrew his bid for presi-
dency in the March 19 elections.
Kirk said the impeachment took him by surprise.
"It was just a shock," Kirk said. "I had no idea
this was coming."
Kirk said he still plans to "be active and
involved" with the group, but he will not comment
on whether he will attempt to regain his former
office tomorrow night.
David Taub, an LSA first-year student and
member of the group, said Kirk had popular sup-

port among general membership.
"If it was up to us to vote; Nick would remain
president," Taub said.
Although many in the group have differing
opinions about the.impeachment, some said it will
not damage group unity.
"There is no division in the group," Kirk said.
"You just have a small minority of the members
backing Elias."
The debate has extended outside of the group.
Andy Schor, a Michigan Student Assembly rep-
resentative and press secretary for the Michigan
Young Democrats, said he supported Xenos in his
movement to impeach Kirk.
"I know Elias, and he is a good, strong leader,"
Schor said. "(Kirk) has, from what I've heard sec-
ondhand, run that group with a steel fist."
The election for a new College Republican pres-
ident will occur tomorrow, and elections for all of
next year's officers will take place March 19.

I

Out of the fire

Condoms 101 changes name;
merchandise stays the same

By Regena Anderson
For The Daily
Beth Karmeisool said he remem-
bers when students had to make a mad
dash to a taboo store and face its
embarrassing name or hide the pur-
chase receipts from their parents.
That was before Karmeisool pur-
chased Condoms 101, a business
located on South University Avenue,
and changed its name to the Safe Sex
Store - or S3 for short. Karmeisool
said she hopes customers can now
shop with greater comfort.
And many customers seem to be
appreciative.
"The name change will definitely
increase their business," said a male
student who asked not to be identi-
fied. "It makes you feel comfortable.
I know my friends and I will visit the
store more often."
This is the comfort level the store
owner says she wants customers to
experience.
"My purpose in the store is to get
education and safety out and make
people feel comfortable," Karmeisool
said.
Karmeisool, who just recently pur-
chased Ann Arbor's Condoms 101,
also bought the Condoms 101 store in
East Lansing - then proceeded to
rename both after her Safe Sex Store
in Royal Oak.
"I think the original name is cute,
but it's also intimidating,"

Karmeisool said. "The S3 title
increases the curiosity level as to
what products are considered safe by
students."
But many students said they are
unaware of the new name because the
store's sign has not yet been changed.
The sign's impending removal is "con-
tingent upon finances," Karmeisool
said.
But Engineering
senior Roger Thomas
said "the name change
is funny. I already know S
I'm being safe because
I'm purchasing con-
doms - you don't have
to remind me."
Engineering sopho-
more Kenneth Jones
said he appreciates the TR
positive effect the store can have on its
customers.
"I think it's good for promoting safe
sex," Jones said. "At first I thought it
was a comical store - but now I know
it's more than that."
The merchandise at S3 includes
sexual gadgets and novelty items, but
it also has pamphlets explaining
health services, sexually transmitted
diseases and the importance of pro-
tected sex.
Karmeisool said she finances the
pamphlets providing such informa-
tion.
"The cost is justified," Karmeisool

said. "We are very specific in what we
target. People are going to have sex.
Sex has been around forever. People
had sex in the 1950s and people are
having sex in the 1990s. But now peo-
ple are more open, which is healthi-
er."
Some students said the change; of
name might make them less likely to
shop at the store.
"You might be embar-
rassing people," said LSA
senior Erin Graf. "You
x get the feeling you're say-
ing, 'I want to have safe
sex - help me:'
However, LSA senior
Rachael Cooper said'the
"name change has a dif-
ferent connotation on a
ACEY HARRIS/Daily college campus.
Condoms 101 doesn't convey a seri-
ous side - S3 does."
LSA sophomore and store employ-
ce Pyul Kim said the change will
make shopping more convenient -for
student shoppers who are nervous
about showing parents their credit
card bills.
"I think students will like the nane
better" Kim said.
"Students get -really scared when
they purchase products with their par-
ents' credit card and Condoms 101
shows on the bill. Now with the name
S3, they won't have to worry about
that," Kim said.

AP PHOTO
Detroit Fire Department Sgt. Herb Mulford receives a congratulatory gesture
from a fellow firefighter yesterday after rescuing a baby from a burning
apartment.

Babies born in autumn may be
more prone to allergies

U MMO- U

DETROIT (AP) - The season of
birth could be a reason for sneezes.
Children born in the fall may face
higher risks for developing asthma or
allergies, suggest researchers at Henry
Ford Health System.
The study measured the level of a
protein known as IgE, , an
immunoglobulin that participates in
allergic reactions, in 487 mostly white
Detroit-area children followed from
birth to age 7.
Results were presented yesterday at an
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma
and Immunology annual meeting.
Children born in September, October
and November had average IgE levels of
67 international units per milliliter of
blood. Children born in June, July or

August had average levels of 32 units,
said Dr. Dennis Ownby, director of aller-
gy research at Henry Ford.
"It's essentially a doubling," he said.
"That makes it unlikely' that it's just a
statistical fluke."
The higher the IgE level, the higher
the risk of having an allergic disease
and especially asthma, he said.
The ongoing study has not yet ana-
lyzed whether the children with higher
IgE levels do in fact have higher inci-
dents of allergies and asthma.
Ownby was not sure why the season
of birth would influence IgE levels. "It's
interesting but hard to explain," he said.
The study was launched to look at
environmental factors that may trigger
or influence asthma.

"Asthma has become a fairly com-
mon disease of children. Part of the rea-
son they develop it is their hereditary
background. But heredity only explains
perhaps half of the risk of developing
asthma,' Ownby said.
University of Michigan internal
medicine Associate Prof. Dr. Galen
Toews, an asthma specialist, described
the differences in IgE levels between
summer and fall babies. as "signifi-
cant."
But, he said, the more important find-
ing would be if babies born in the fall
have higher rates of allergies and asthma.
Henry Ford researchers also present-
ed early results of a study comparing
asthma rates between black youngsters
and white children.

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