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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 17, 1997 - 5A

1SA
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projects among groups.
"Generally, we look at how the event is
going to impact campus," Morgan said.
Morgan also said the committee does-
n't just look at the significance of how
many people attend the event but rather
how the campus community will benefit.
Students In Stockwell Transmitting
thnic Relations, who applied for a
$500 allocation for their traditional
annual fashion show, was one of the few
campus organizations that BPC recom-
mended for zero funding. BPC's recom-
mendation was later overturned by the
assembly, which voted to allocated $180
to SISTER. This was one of the rare
cases where the assembly overruled a
°BPC recommendation this semester.
SISTER President Keshia West said
*at in the future, she would like to see
increased communication between stu-
-dent groups and BPC members. She
also said she wants a clearer explana-
tion of how the committee decides its
criteria for funding groups.
"That's the one thing I want to know
- are we at their mercy?" West said.
Beginning this fall, BPC will have
more money to work with due to fee
'ncreases voted on by students during
Oepast two assembly elections.
REG ENTS
Continued from Page 1A
"The report says we have a fairly
strong finances and have a good rev-
enue as compared to other highly-rated
institutions" Seflow said. "But it also
says that our operating margins are not
as high as other hospitals. We need to
some focusing on that:'
The Michigan Student Assembly also
is scheduled to give its biannual report
for the regents at today's meeting.
MSA President Mike Nagrant said
today's presentation will give the assem-
bly a chance to outline its concern of
making education affordable to everyone.
"It's a wonderful opportunity," Nagrant
said. "I'm looking forward to it."

Tire Fire

Changing overall
diet may reduce
blood pressure

Los Angeles Tunes
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and
low-fat dairy products can reduce blood
pressure as much as the most common-
ly used hypertension drugs, eliminating
the need for the expensive drugs in
many patients with mild hypertension,
according to a major multicenter study
published today.
Previous studies had shown that

news for people in this country in- a
longtime" said Dr. David McCarror of
the Oregon Health Sciences University.
"We've never had a dietary intervention
that gives this kind of effect in terms of
improving life expectancy."
The study was not designed to iden-
tify which components of the diet were
responsible for its beneficial effects,
but McCarron and others speculate that
the calcium in milk may confer the

reducing weight,
sumption and
minimizing
alcohol use
also could
reduce blood
pressure. But
the new study,
published in
the New
England
Journal of
Medicine, is
the first to
show that
changing the
overall diet will

lowering salt con-

"This is one of
the best pieces of
news for people in
this country... "
- Dr. David McCarron
Oregon Health Sciences
University

greatest blood
pressure-lower-
ing benefits.
Many blood-
pressure drugs,
such as diuretics
and calcium-
channel blockers,
work by increas-
ing calcium
retention.
"It's reasonable
to assume that the
dairy products in
the diet are doing

AP PHOTO
The Osceola County Sheriff Department directs traffic around a tire fire at Schumacher Salvage Yard off U.S. 66 between
Barryton and Sears, Mich., yesterday morning. About a three-mile stretch of U.S. 66 was blocked to contain the fire.

FRATS
Continued from Page 1A
problems in recent years.
"I definitely think it's necessary,"
Lower said. "I think the fraternity sys-
tem itself is misconstrued in the first
place," Lower added, referring to a per-
ception linking alcohol and fraternities.
Lower said this step will help ensure
Phi Delta Theta's reputation.
Other students not affiliated with the
two fraternities said they like the idea,
but are skeptical of a fraternity's likeli-
hood of going alcohol-free.
"It's good if it stops them from hav-
ing big parties where a bunch of people
get wasted," said LSA senior Mark
Dzendzel, who said he didn't think the

idea would work.
LSA sophomore Lee Lazar agreed.
"I couldn't imagine something like that
happening," he said.
Lazar also said he didn't think this
declaration would solve the real prob-
lem of drinking on campus.
"Drinking is part of the social scene,"
Lazar said. "People are going to drink,
if not at a fraternity, then somewhere
else."
Lazar, a former member of a fraterni-
ty, said accidents with alcohol happen
all over campus, but that fraternities get
more publicity.
"No matter where you are, you have to
be responsible for yourself," Lazar said.
Fraternity members, however, said
they feel confident that this move

toward becoming alcohol-free is realistic.
"It's absolutely realistic," said Lower,
who said the three years between now
and the alcohol-free target date will
allow the fraternity to develop ways to
deal with rush and recruiting different-
ly.
Glassman said chapters that do not
understand the seriousness of the matter
will have penalties to pay.
"The penalties will follow the same
line they currently do for infractions,"
Glassman said. Such penalties could
range from probation to having the
houses' charter revoked, depending on
the severity of the violation.
Glassman also said that almost all other
fraternities across the nation are experi-
menting with alcohol-free policies.

reduce blood pres-

sure independently of those other fac-
tors.
Widespread adoption of the combi-
nation diet, the team said, could poten-
tially reduce the risk of heart disease by
15 percent and the likelihood of stroke
by 27 percent.
"With nearly 50 million Americans
having hypertension, and considering
the billions of dollars spent each year
on blood pressure medications, these
findings have important public health
considerations," said Dr. George
Blackburn, president of the American
Society for Clinical Nutrition.
"This is one of the best pieces of

the same thing;' McCarron said.
"This has important implications for
the African American community" he
said. Blacks have two to three times the
normal level of hypertension and con-
sume fewer dairy products than tau-
casians.
"This is also important for men, who
have more hypertension than women;'
he added. "Most men are not getting
enough calcium, and they need to get
serious about it. Even if they don't
worry about their bones, they should
start worrying about their hearts:'
High blood pressure is one of the pri-
mary risk factors for heart attacks and
stroke.

BUDGET
Continued from Page 1A
Pleasant) said this $125-increase is not
enough.
McBryde, whose district contains
rCentral Michigan University, proposed
an amendment to the budget that
would raise the minimum funding per-
student to $4,500, but it failed in a
*te.
"There should be a poverty line,"
McBryde said. "This is one way of
struggling with the fact that there are
different admission rolls"
In the proposed budget, the
University's funding per-student is
$8,963, the highest in the state.
Members who opposed the amend-
ment said there must be a limit on allo-
JEANS
Continued from Page 1A
their support, while others who had
worn jeans but did not believe in equal
rights for lesbian, gay and bisexual
people changed into other clothing.
"I think there's some people who
maybe go home and change once they
find out about it," Barns said.
LSA junior and QUP member Holly
P1yszenski said she favors the non-con-
frontational approach of Jeans Day.
"Jeans Day is a fairly subtle way of
putting across that we're out there,
she said. "This is a very subtle way that
kind of lets people know what's hap-
pening"
Fryling said that because of publici-
ty, Jeans Day has already sparked more
dialogue concerning lesbian, gay and
isexual rights. "It's gotten people talk-
ing and that's really the main idea
behind Jeans Day ... to get people talk-
ing about these issues," he said.
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cations.
"The process has to start some-
where," Gilmer said. "There has to be
some restraint shown."
An amendment to the budget, saying
the enrollment of out-of-state students
may not exceed 30 percent, was a
result of problems Hood said he had
with the University's enrollment pat-
terns.
"The U of M is a public institution
- I repeat, a public institution,"
Hood said. "It is not a private institu-
tion, as many would make you
believe."'
Hood said he was "insulted" by the
University breaking an earlier agree-
ment that they would limit out-of-state
students to 30 percent. Thirty-four per-
cent of the University's current enroll-
SHOES
Continued from Page IA
LSA junior Elana Silversmith said
although no one knows exactly how
this ritual came about, most residents
will hang their shoes to follow the tra-
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"I have no clue," Silversmith said.
"No one really knows why. I guess I
will throw up a pair when I gradu-
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ment is comprised of out-of-state stu-
dents.
"I've not received more complaints
about any other issue than the residency
at the U of M," Hood said. "They reap
financial benefits."
Hood said he also was angered by an
article in the Detroit Free Press last
month that quoted Harrison on the topic
of the residency agreement as saying
"we reserved the right to change that if
circumstances change."
"The U of M is one of the finest
institutions in this nation," Hood
said to Harrison at yesterday's meet-
ing.
"I take this as a personal affront. I
can't recall anything I've been more
hurt or upset over. I'm not suggest-
ing racism played a part in your atti-

tude, but I have an inkling that your
arrogance was predicated by me
being a black Democrat from
Detroit," Hood said.
Harrison said the comment in the
Free Press was not intended as an insult
to Hood.
"I apologize to the chairman,
Harrison said. "I had no intention to
embarrass him or insult him personal-
ly."
Other subcommittee members also
urged the University to keep its out-of-
state enrollment at or below 30 per-
cent.
"We continue to go through this
every year," said Rep. Paul Tesanovich
(D-UAnse). "Words are one thing, but
the actions of the University show a dis-
regard for this committee:'

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