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The Michigan Daily - Monday,_December 1, 1997 -


U' prof. receives
Aristotle Award
University Engineering Prof. Kensall
lase has been selected to receive the
7 Aristotle Award for his teaching
The honor is given to a professor or
adviser who demonstrates exceptional
teaching and participates in research
funded by the Semiconductor Research
Wise was chosen from among 200
other researchers and instructors
from the United States as well as
Vise also directs the SRC's Center
for Excellence in Automated
Semiconductor Manufacturing at the
University, holds 18 patents and has
worked on more than $30 million of
He primarily studies electronic sen-
sors that are used in cars and medical
Mans underway
for 30-hour dance
The first University of Michigan
Dance Marathon Central Planning
Team is continuing to search for
dancers and other volunteers to make
the February charity event a success.
The marathon's focus is to build
port and raise money for the chil-
en and families assisted by the
Children's Miracle Network. The
money raised during the event will
be donated to the pediatric depart-
ient of William Beaumont Hospital
in Royal Oak to provide scholarships
to poor children in need of medical
The dancers will continuously be on
their feet for the 30-hour event and the
Snning team encourages all organiza-
ns to get involved.
For more information, visit the Website
at http://wwwumich.edu/~umdm/.
Grants available
for study in Israel
The Shalem Center of Jerusalem is
w accepting applications for
aduate Fellowship grants of
The grants must be used for study at
the Center in the areas of constitution-
alism, Zionist theory and history,
Israeli foreign policy, Jewish social
thought and religion, Israeli culture and
cultural institutions, government
reform, deregulation and many other
The program is dedicated to offering
interdisciplinary examination of the
work, ideas and facts that form the
foundations of public life, while allow-
ing fellows to research solutions to the-
oretical and practical problems facing
For an application, call (215) 985-
Wilderness study
offers education

The Voyageur Outward Bound
-School offers a semester-long alterna-
Live to classroom learning. The school
offers sessions ranging from 49-84
doys of outdoor exploration.
The sessions take place in
Minnesota, Texas and areas of
Wxico. The courses involve activi-
ties such as ropes courses, kayaking,
desert backpacking and canoeing
among other high-adventure activi-
The areas of study include ecology,
geology, botany, rock climbing,
wilderness nutrition and cooking,
first-aid, navigation and rescue tech-
niques. The programs aim to help stu-
dents increase confidence, motivation
10d focus.
Semester Odysseys begin in
for more information, call (800)
328-2943 or check out the Website at
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Marla Hackett.

Jaye wins special election to replace Carl

Arch-conservative Jaye takes
53 percent of the vote in
Macomb County
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - Macomb
County voters on Tuesday chose arch-conserva-
tive Republican state Rep. David Jaye to take over
the state Senate seat left vacant by the death of
Doug Carl.
Jaye won 53 percent of the vote to 45 percent
for Democrat Becky Higbie, a former Utica
School Board member from Shelby Township.
Jaye had 14,040 votes to 11,899 for Higbie,
according to Roger Cardamone, chief election
Libertarian Paul Soyk of Sterling Heights had
479 votes or 2 percent.

Polls before the election had Jave ith the ed
But some political witchers had prceictedtl is
arch-conservative view s could keep some moder-
ate Republicans home, setting the stage tr a i-po
sible upset.
Jaye was one of four state legilators who
played a key role in spearheading the recent
lawsuit against the University's admissions
policies. During this past summer. he publicly
decried the University's affirmative action poli-
cies and solicited students to serve as plaintiffs
in a potential lawsuit.
That lawsuit was filed against the uiniversity in
October by the Washington, D.C.-based firm
Center for Individual Rights.
In Tuesday's election, the staunchly Republican
district proved that Jaye had strong support there
for his opposition to taxes, government spending

and affirmative action.
Ile also favors capital punishment. gun own-
ership and chemical castration of sex offend-
On Friday, he put out a news release blasting
a University class that lets students travel to
state prisons to involve inmates in the perform-
ing arts.
"We should harness our violent prisoners' cre-
ative skills ... on making license plates and bust-
ing rocks to make gravel for road repairs," Jaye
said in the release.
University officials said the undergraduate
English class, "Theater and Social Change," is
aimed at helping students use theater in new
ways while performing community service.
Although Jaye has made disparaging remarks
about his Democratic opponent, Higbie shunned

criticizing Jaye.
"I am worki ng on thc issues residcnis are tell ir
me are important to them,'she said recently men-
tioning education, roads and crime as top \ oter
"My campaign is about bringing people
together. I will not lower myself to div\isive pol-
Campaign finance reports filed last week wX ith
the state showed Jaye with a wide monetary lead.
As of Nov. 9, he had raised S58,845 in the cam-
paign, and had S13,005 left unspent; she reported
raising just more than S38,000 in the campaign:
leaving S14,329 on hand.
Jaye spent much of his money fig.hting olf
several tough candidates in the GOP primar.
while Higbie rolled over her Democratic oppo-

U' doctor helps discover
remedy to fight pneumonia

By Diba Rab
Daily Staff Reporter
In a project headed by a University
doctor, four doctors nationwide have
discovered a treatment that helps HIV
patients battle pneumonia.
Due to a severely weakened immune
system, many H IV patients are suscep-
tible to more diseases than the average
person, including pneumonia.
Generally, patients suffering from
this disease are treated with a drug
commonly called Bactrim. In HIV
patients, however, there is a high inci-
dence of allergic reactions in response
to this drug.
"Sulfa drug (Bactrim), an antibiotic,
prevents pneumonia in patients," said
Daniel Kaul, clinical instructor of the
University's HIV/AIDS treatment pro-
gram. "(But) one in three patients with
AIDS can't take the drug due to severe
The research project is headed by
associate internal medicine Prof. Powel
Kazanjian. Kazanjian and three other
doctors from the University Medical
Center and the Boston-based Brigham
and Women's Hospital found a way
around this problem.

Patients who show allergic reac-
tions are given doses of Bactrim in
increasing concentrations over an
eight-day period. The incremental
doses almost entirely eliminates aller-
gic response. Exact results of their
research are detailed in the November
issue of the medical journal "Allergy,
Asthma and Immunology."
"Kazanjian has developed a proto-
col whereby people can be desensi-
tized to the Bactrim," Kaul said. "Give
them Bactrim in small amounts over
eight days. They take a dilution of
Bactrim and slowly increase the
Pete Barkey, the University Medical
Center media coordinator, said increas-
ing the dose strength is effective more
than a majority of the time.
"Kazanjian and his colleagues found
that 86 percent of the HIIV study
patients were able to tolerate Bactrim
after the eight-day regimen," Barkey
According to the research, a few HIIV
patients were given a small dose of
another drug along with the Bactrim,
which serves to further combat allergic

HIV patients are,-
often allergic to
"Another 26 percent were able to )c-
cessfully take Bactrim, combined. with
a small dose of prednisone," Barkrv
There are other drugs that can bc
taken for pneumonia, but BactrOi is
the least expensive and the most cosi
ly administered of all currently ;vail-
able treatments, Barkey said.
taken orally and can be administdred
at home.
"Bactrim is considered bytlie
Centers for Disease Control to be the
medication of choice in treating pneu-
monia,' Barkey said.
Kazanjian's research will be hilpfui
to thousands of H IV patients, Kaul said.
"It will allow a large number of
patients who were unable to take 'this
previously to take it," Kaul said. .
Kazanjian could not be reached for

LSA juniors Franny Elson and Cindy VandenBasch read the backs of angels
hanging from a tree in the Michigan Union yesterday.
Tree symbolizes
hli*day wis hes

By William Nash
Daily Staff Reporter
A hundred little angels dangle
from a small Christmas tree on the
first floor of the Michigan Union,
representing 100 needy children
with holiday wishes.
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
brought the angel gift-giving tree,
which is organized annually by the
Salvation Army, to campus in hopes
that students, faculty and other
adults will sponsor area children.
"We realize that many (students)
are struggling financially, but we
hope faculty, stafftand some students
will pick an angel," said NAACP
Community Service Coordinator
Lauren Brewington.
The tree was erected on Nov. 10
and will remain in the Union until
Dec. 10.
There are a total of 300 angels in
the Union, but only about 100 fit on
the tree at any given time. The
Salvation Army chooses which chil-
dren will be sponsored each year.
"Families can apply for holiday
assistance through welfare or by
contacting us," said Salvation Army
Director of Social Services Dale
The program began in 1988, when
members of Arborland Mall's man-
agement staff expressed interest after
seeing an angel tree in another state.
Arborland now sponsors 500 chil-
dren, and other businesses around
the state sponsor between 150 and
300 angels.
Last year was the first time the
University participated in the pro-
gram. The University doubled its
child sponsorship from 150 to 300
angels this year.
Each of the angels on the tree pro-
vides a child's clothing sizes and a
gift that the child would like.

Children are asking for everything
from Walkie-Talkies to a Yak Maniak.
One boy, who was chosen by LSA
junior Kristen Kingzett, asked for
cooking toys for Christmas.
"My boyfriend and I are planning
on getting him the cooking toys and
as many clothes as we can afford,"
Kingzett said.
This is the second year she has
chosen to sponsor a child and said
students should do what they can for
the community.
"It's important because we live a
relatively cushy lifestyle at U of M,"
Kingzett said. "My parents can afford
to send me here and many people will
never have this opportunity."
The tree is located directly across
from the Campus Information Center.
Union employee Mollie Sullivan said
passersby have shown interest.
"I've seen people approach the
tree and take angels," said Sullivan,
an LSA junior.
The program is set up to encour-
age involvement in the community,
but it also stresses anonymity.
"I think a lot of people choose
angels because they are able to be
more directly involved," Wanty said.
"Instead of giving money they are
able to choose the actual gifts and
know children will be opening them
on Christmas morning."
Once the gift has been chosen, the
key is to allow the parent to give the
gift without the child knowing the
Salvation Army was involved,
Wanty said.
"It is not a time for publicity,"
Wanty said. "There is no indication
the Salvation Army was involved.
We want to allow the parents to say
it was from them or Santa Claus."
The local Salvation Army is serv-
ing about 1,500 local households
and a total of about 4,000 children
this holiday season.


QCoalition to Defend Affirmative
Action By Any Means Necessary,
332-1188, Michigan Union, Tap

Transgender Performance
Across Cultures," Photo
Exhibition, Sponsored by the
Institute for Research on Women
and Gender, Michigan Union, Art
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