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November 26, 1997





By Jeffrey Kosseff "Any time a school goes to the Rose Bowl,
Daily Staff Reporter companies want to jump on board," said
As Michigan quarterback Brian Griese let Athletic Department Promotion Coordinator
the clock run out during Saturday's victorious Paul Schager, whose office approves licens-
re against Ohio State, Ann Arbor merchants es. "This will be a hot time when companies
pared to cash in on the smell of roses. will submit a lot of designs for approval."
Shops that sell Wolverine apparel are For clothing manufacturers to legally
rushing to be the first stores to stock produce Michigan Rose Bowl clothing,
maize-and-blue shirts with Rose Bowl they must gain approval from both
logos. Students are already flocking to the University and the Tournament
the few campus establishments that £of Roses, Schager said.
have Rose Bowl merchandise in stock. Many University students said
"I'm on a mission for my family," they already know what stores to rush
said LSA sophomore Dave Singer, who to for Rose Bowl clothing.
plans to go to Pasadena to ring in 1998 and "I knew to come to Moe's right away,"
e the Wolverines square off against said LSA sophomore Cindy Faulk, who also
hington State. "I have a lot of alums in my bought shirts for her family.
family, and they all want Rose Bowl shirts." "The line has been wrapped around the
About 600 companies currently have store all day," said Lisa O'Brien, an employ-
licenses to sell Michigan paraphernalia, and ee at Moe's Sports Shop. "It's been really
about 100 have requested permits to produce busy. It's crazy."
items celebrating Michigan's Rose Bowl Moe's, which had Rose Bowl shirts on its
invitation. shelves by Sunday morning, increased its

staff size to prepare for the rush of students.
"We have twice as many people working,"
said Moe's employee Mary Durbin. "We stay
open until it's not busy anymore."
One problem that many students encountered
when searching for Rose Bowl clothing was a
lack of T-shirts in sizes large and extra large.
"We have limited sizes so far, but we expect
to get more in," Durbin said, adding that there
is also a shortage of sweatshirts in all sizes.
LSA junior Eric Sheneman said
Michigan's invitation to the Rose Bowl gives
him an opportunity to buy his mother anoth-
er Michigan shirt.
"I always want to buy her a lot of Michigan
stuff," Sheneman said.
Some students, however, said they prefer
regular Michigan apparel to shirts specifical-
ly promoting the Rose Bowl, which will only
be timely for a few months.
"I would only want to wear it to the Rose
Bowl," said Kinesiology senior Chris Dowe.
"There would not be a reason to wear the

shirt after the Rose Bowl."
Another large Michigan clothing store,
Steve and Barry's, does not yet have Rose
Bowl merchandise in stock.
"We were shooting to have them in this
week, but it looks like it won't be in until
early next week," said Steve and Barry's
General Manager Dan Switzer. "Tons of peo-
ple are asking for Rose Bowl shirts. We
increased the quantity that we ordered
because there is so much demand."
The electrifying surge in school spirit
caused by Michigan wins on the gridiron
translates to increased consumer spending on
Michigan clothing, some retail experts say.
"The football successes lead to a positive psy-
che," said Dale Leslie, marketing director for the
Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce. "It
puts them in a good frame of mind. There cer-
tainly are a lot of impulse buys."
Leslie said the Rose Bowl invitation has
had "a very positive impact" on Ann Arbor
retail sales.

MSA to
By Jennifer Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
The Michigan Student Assembly
approved a resolution last night to inves-
tigate alleged police brutality that
occurred after the Michigan-Ohio State
football game.
"We received a lot of verbal com-
plaints about police action on Saturday,"
said MSA Vice President Olga Savic.
e assembly recently sent an e-mail
n sage to the student body to encour-
age fans to file reports if they wit-
nessed or encountered assault or inap-
propriate police behavior. Complaint
forms are currently available at the
Department of Public Safety office and
also will be available at the MSA office
Monday, Savic said.
University community members have
submitted reports not only of police
X ulting students, but of students
ulting police officers, she said.
"I had one message that said (some-
one) saw a student attacking a police
officer," Savic said.
The resolution will allow MSA mem-
bers to study complaints along with DPS
spokesperson Elizabeth Hall and then
present those findings to the University
Board of Regents next month.
"Beth Hall was receptive to working
with us - she adds something to the
*pective" Savic said.
MSA President Mike Nagrant said
that including a DPS representative
will help add a professional aspect to
the committee.
"It helps us establish a respect and a
trust, with DPS," Nagrant said.
"Truthfully, if something is amiss, we
can still question it, even with Beth."
Savic said the committee could view
video footage of students rushing the
by borrowing a tape from either
DPS or a local television station.
"We don't want to blame DPS,"
Savic said. "It would be interesting to
see the videotape and see who was
attacking who"
Students Rights Commission Chair
See MSA, Page 2


Moe's Sports Shop employee Julie Niskar carries Rose Bowl
merchandise from the shelves for frenzied fans.
Pacific Rim
leaders approve
rescue plan
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Warily watch-
ing world markets, President Clinton and Pacific Rim lead-
ers approved a rescue strategy yesterday for shaken Asian
economies but agreed there was no quick fix. They resolved
to settle disputes over a global warming treaty in difficult
negotiations next month.
After two days of talks over the diffi-
cult Asian currency crisis, Canadian
Prime Minister Jean Chreten said, "We
say to the world, we will not be discour-
aged, we will not turn back from the
goal of renewed trade in the next century.
The leaders also expanded their ranks,
adding Russia, Vietnam and Peru to the
18-nation Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation group.
The leaders expressed determination Clinton
to reach a worldwide agreement in Kyoto, Japan to cut
greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. But they
failed to strike an agreement on how much pollutants each
nation will be required to cut.
Clinton, in an upbeat assessment as the meetings ended,
said an understanding to reduce trade barriers in nine areas
- from toys to chemicals -- "is a strong vote of confidence
in our common future."
"A number of leaders - including those from affected
countries - said, 'You don't fix this overnight,"' said
Daniel Tarullo, Clinton's international economics adviser.
He said APEC sent a reassuring message by demonstrating
the leaders were responding "appropriately and forthright-
"There are no easy solutions," said Philippine Finance
Secretary Robert De Ocampo. "This thing is pretty shock-
ing. The measures that are needed to address it don't make
the governments in power very popular."
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad urged
stronger regulations to govern the activities of currency
traders, who he has blamed for triggering 'the Asian crisis.
But a Canadian official, who summed up the talks, said,
"There was no feeling in the room it was at all feasible to
curtail free market currency trading."
Outside the heavily guarded campus where the leaders
met, police arrested at least 15 protesters. Hundreds of
young people, most of them decrying human rights viola-
tions in Indonesia's East Timor, confronted lines of Royal
Canadian Mounted Police and Vancouver police on bicycles.
Police used pepper spray as some of the most persistent pro-
testers tried to break through the lines. Global warming was
the primary subject as the leaders met for lunch without
Leaving a lot of room for separate approaches, the leaders'
communique said, "We affirm that this issue is of vital sig-
nificance, and that it requires cooperative efforts by the inter-
See APEC, Page 2

Music sophomore Tabitha Treber holds her four new sisters, who were born Oct. 1. Her parents, Charles and Sue Treber, used fertility treat-
ments to facilitate conception.
Fertli drugs treatments
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By Gerard Cohon-Vrignaud
Daily Staff Reporter
The holiday season came early for the
Treber family of Saline with the arrival of
four little girls. On Oct. 1, Hanna T.,
Madeline A., Holly B., and Aliza I. were born
in a Phoenix maternity ward.
"I was thrilled," said proud mother Sue
Treber. "We were all very excited that they
were going to be a part of our family."
Charles and Sue Treber are part of a grow-
ing number of parents using fertility treat-
ments to increase their chances of concep-
Included in those who have successfully
conceived children through fertility treat-

ments are the McCaugheys of Iowa, who last
week stunned the world by giving birth to the
first living set of septuplets.
"For us, this is a very awesome thing," said
Music sophomore and sister of the quadru-
plets Tabitha Treber. "Some people have a
hard time dealing with and understanding
what we've been through."
The middle names ofTabitha's sisters spell
out "TABI," her nickname. Nineteen years
separate Tabitha from her sisters. When she
was 19, Sue Treber delivered her first daugh-
ter, and she was 38 when she gave birth to the
recent four.
According to the National Center for
Health Statistics, single live births rose by 17

percent, twin births by 33 percent, and triplet
or higher order births increased by more than
101 percent from 1978 to 1988.
The primary factor that has led to the
increase in multiple births is the more
frequent use of fertility-enhancing drugs
and treatments such as invitro fertiliza-
"The major risk is that the fertility drug
works too well and results in multiple preg-
nancies," said Dr. Greg Christman, assistant
professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and
director of the Assisted Reproductive
Technology Program at the University's
Medical Center.

Study shows alcohol increases injury

Turkey bound

Drunken passengers are
more likely to be hurt in
car crashes
By Neal Lepsetz
Daily Staff Reporter
Intoxicated passengers face greater
* in the case of a car accident, a
recent University study indicates.
"When you combine alcohol with
traumatic impact, you increase the
extent of the injury that results," said,
University of Michigan Transportation
Research Institute Director Patricia
Waller, who also heads the project. "If
n.u.t' l.aI . A.nlr;n, ,nira t a 1 1mn i

study by the University of North
Carolina. The TRI project surveyed
more than 800 drivers and passengers
in Southeastern Michigan emergency
rooms to determine correlations
between substance abuse and extremi-
ties of injuries. The TRI findings sup-
ported the original UNC conclusions.
The study showed that 55 percent of
drunken drivers are likely to suffer fatal
or serious injuries in automobile acci-
dents. This rate is much higher for both
sober individuals and those under the
influence of other drugs, such as mari-
juana and cocaine, Waller said.
"We did not see this effect for the
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Dr. Frederick Blow, assistant research
scientist at the TRI, believes it may
relate to intracellular responses.
"It probably has to do with the body
with things that occur with alcohol that
don't occur with other drugs," Blow
said. "The important thing in the paper
we published is that alcohol is making
injuries, and secondly, that drugs aren't
having a major effect."
Its root as a biological problem sug-
gests the results may not be restricted to
motor vehicle collisions, but include
normal everyday accidents as well,
Waller said.
"If you're going to drink, you proba-
hlv nnht e to taome " War caid_

drunken drivers are more likely to par-
take in hazardous activities causing
accidents and usually sustain more
vehicular damage than those affected
by illicit drugs.
The study shows that crashes by illic-
it drug users are more similar to sober
drivers than intoxicated ones.
As a result, without signs of alcohol
use, police officers face difficulty in
determining whether the accident is
drug-related, Waller said. Researchers
who reviewed blood samples of car
accident victims found cases of illicit
drug use that police officers had over-
"Thevuwere nnt annA in detecting the

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