The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 2. 1997 - 3
Fire breaks out
at May Markey
A Residential Adviser at Mary
Markley residence hall reported a fire
an elevator yesterday, according
partment of Public Safety reports.
The RA reported that paper and per-
haps other materials were burning in
the rear elevator of the residence hall.
The RA reported seeing smoke and
DPS advised the RA to pull a fire
alarm and evacuate the building. Both
the Ann Arbor Police and Fire depart-
ments responded to the call.
Police found that a small fire was
Irted by an unknown suspect on the
elevator stopped at the fourth floor.
The unknown suspect gathered all of
the flyers of the organization
"Intergroup Dialogue" and placed them
in the fourth floor elevator and pro-
ceeded to set fire to them. The fire was
Person injured at
A man reported to DPS on Sunday
that he had been injured while standing
behind the press box in Michigan
Stadium on Nov. 22.
The victim was standing behind the
press box when he was pushed down by
a subject who was running from police
officers, DPS reports state.
The man, who is a physician, said
that he fractured his ankle in the inci-
He said he was unable to come into
the DPS station because of his injury.
CCRB bomb scare
There was a bomb scare at the
-CCRB on Friday, DPS reports state.
DPS received a 911 call from an
-dividual who said that a bomb was in
CCRB and would detonate in 20
The officer who answered the call
asked where the bomb was located and
the female caller hung up. The officer
stated that he thought she may have
been a middle-aged female who
"sounded a little mentally unstable."
The building was cleared as a pre-
DPS officers went to the CCRB to
*estigate and check the building. The
officers did not find any explosive
device in the building.
Caller asks police
for help in finding
AAPD received a call Friday from a
concerned individual who stated that a
end had been missing for several
days, according to DPS reports.
The friend stated that his missing
friend is an avid e-mail user and asked
AAPD to check when and where his
friend last logged to find out his where-
DPS contacted computer operations
to locate the requested information.
y East University
A man called from University
Hospitals on Friday to report he had been
robbed, according to DPS reports.
The man said he was robbed while
-walking on the sidewalk of Hill Street
near the Hill parking lot and the Sam
Wylie Hall construction site.
The man was walking toward East
University Avenue when he took out
'wallet to see how much money he
d. While he was checking his wallet
he was approached by three subjects
who were walking toward him.
The subjects demanded that he give
them all of his money and then pro-
ceeded to take it out of his hand.
Subjects left the scene on foot.
-Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
By Debra Hirschfield
Daily Staff Reporter
When Mom asks if her son or daughter is
eating healthy at college, University students
may finally be able to answer "yes."
The new Healthy Dining program, which
began earlier this semester, labels dining hall
food with the M-Smart logo if it is nutrient-
intense, as well as low-calorie and low-fat.
"I like it because it keeps me from eating
certain things," said LSA first-year student
Abigail Mansfield, one of about 10,000 stu-
dents who live in University residence halls.
Since the University does not offer exten-
sive nutrition courses to undergraduate stu-
dents, the M-Smart program could inform
students about the nutrients they need, said
Paula Herzog, nutrition specialist and regis-
tered dietitian for Dining Services.
"Everyone focuses on what to get out of
their diet. I like to help people get what they
need in their diet" Herzog said.
All campus residence halls have M-Smart,
including the Law Club, but the 10 main
dorms are the most active participants.
Before M-Smart, nutritional information
about cafeteria entrees appeared in charts
like the ones on packaged foods. That strate-
gy did not educate people but just confused
them, Herzog said.
"It is easier to teach students that the sym-
bol means lower fat and more nutrients than
to give all the parameters of the details
(alongside the entree)," Herzog said.
The M-Smart program uses special cri-
teria for the labels on different foods.
Entrees marked with the M-Smart logo
must contain less than 12 grams of fat,
more than 10 grams of protein and one or
more vitamin or mineral worth more than
10 percent of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Recommended Daily
Allowances per serving.
In contrast, desserts exhibiting the
logo do not require a protein parameter.
Instead they must contain vitamins or
minerals. Pumpkin, for example, is full
of Vitamin A and therefore pumpkin
products can display the M-Smart logo.
suicide in N.Y.
By Jeffrey Kosseff
The suicide of a Sociology graduate student last week con-
tinues to shock students and faculty members within the
University community - especially those who worked with or
were taught by him.
Daniel Glos, a graduate student instructor for Sociology 304,
shot himself in his hometown of Ithaca, N.Y., on Monday, Nov
"He was a very diverse person,' said his mother, Kathy
Burlitch. "He reached out to all kinds of people. He was very
good with young children.'
Sociology 304 Prof. Silvia Pedraza said she is extremely
saddened by Glos' sudden death.
"It touches me very deeply" she said.
As an instructor, Glos exerted great effort and always made
himself available to his more than 50 students, Pedraza said.
"He went out of his way to do the job well," Pedraza said.
"He was always thinking of new things to make the class bet-
ter for the students."
Pedraza said she was so impressed with Glos' performance
that she planned to nominate him for a departmental award.
Some students in Glos' classes, who learned about his death
yesterday in Pedraza's lecture, said there were no warning
signs of suicide.
"I just can't believe he did that," said LSA junior Nicole
Besu, who is currently enrolled in a section that Glos taught.
"He did not seem like the type of person who would take his
Pedraza also said that Glos gave no indications of suicide.
Besu said whenever students had problems, Glos was
"He was very detailed and helpful:' Besu said. "He always
outlined what we would do for the class. He constantly asked
over e-mail if we needed any help."
Glos traveled around the world to locations including Thailand
and Tanzania and was active in various campus organizations.
One of his activities was the Graduate Employees Organization,
for which he was on an affirmative action committee.
"He was very active," said GEO steering committee mem-
ber Rachel Gabara. "He did a whole lot of work for us. He was
a great guy, and a very valuable member."
Pedraza's final meeting with Glos was five days before his
death. The day before she saw him last, he suggested clarifica-
tions Pedraza should make in her lecture. She clarified the points
that day, and Glos approached Pedraza to compliment her.
"He said 'I wanted you to know that was an excellent lec-
ture,"' Pedraza said.
Pedraza said they briefly discussed their plans for
Thanksgiving and Glos said he was looking forward to taking
a break from classes.
One irony, Pedraza said, was that Glos discussed begin-
ning preliminaries for a doctoral thesis the week before he
LSA first-year student Ryan McMorrow selects his food at West Quad with the help of the
new M-Smart system, which provides more nutritional information about dining hall food.
The designated desserts also have a calo-
rie limit and must be low in fat.
Vegetarian food bars also exist in every
residence hall, which feature bean dishes
with strict protein standards for vegetarians
who use such dishes as their only entree.
"The vegetarian foods needed to be
reworked due to low amounts of protein,"
In reading suggestion cards, Herzog found
that students want a balance between healthy
foods and also "items like french fries."
Therefore, calorie-intense foods such as
chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and pizza will
still be offered along with lighter alternatives.
College-age students require specific
nutrients that others do not, specifically pro-
tein, vitamins, and minerals, Herzog said.
"Since students are still growing, most do
not benefit from a low-fat diet all the time."
Dining Services Supervisor Christina
Valem suggested a balanced approach to
nutrition and diet.
"Nutrition is a matter of moderation. You
need some fat (in your diet)," Valem said.
Herzog and Valem both said they have
received positive feedback from students
regarding the program.
Some students, however, have not changed
their eating habits in response to the new menu.
"I notice it, but I never eat that
(unhealthy) stuff anyway," LSA first-year
student, Beth Targan said.
Chef Klaus Huser already has created
more than 40,000 recipes in a test kitchen
on campus, and Herzog checks to see that
they meet the nutritional standards. Two of
the 10 chefs that assist Huser have won
national awards for their cuisine creations.
For students looking to follow a more
health-conscious diet. Herzog recommends:
"If the dessert looks good today, you might
want to choose options of lower fat for an
City delays vote on
parking rate hikes
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By Peter Meyers
Daily Staff Reporter
Motorists be warned. Parking in Ann
Arbor, already expensive and cramped,
could soon get much worse.
As part of the Ann Arbor City
Council meeting last night, coun-
cilmembers held a public hearing on a
proposal to raise the cost of street park-
ing to help pay for city parking struc-
ture renovations. The proposal calls for
meter rates to increase from 60 cents to
$1 per hour. Fines for expired meter
violations would rise from $5 to $10.
Mayor Ingrid Sheldon alluded to the
strong feelings surrounding both sides
of the issue. "We will be trying to keep
everyone's feelings in mind, but we do
have some hard decisions," she said to
those who turned out to voice concerns.
The vote on the proposal, originally
scheduled for last night, was postponed
until March. Voting was already post-
poned from Nov. 6, when the council
asked Ann Arbor Parking Division offi-
cials to gather more information on the
the full effects of the rate hikes.
Mark Scott, director of the Ann
Arbor Parking Division, said the divi-
sion still needs more time to answer
questions raised by councilmembers.
Some downtown merchants are out-
raged at the possibility of a rate change.
"I think it's ridiculous, to be honest,'
said Michael Ladd, manager of
Mongolian Barbeque restaurant. "They
don't make it feasible for employees to
work down here." Ladd said he pays
about $10 daily to park when he works.
But others are not complaining.
Thomas Heywood, director of the
State Street Association, said merchants
generally favor the rate increase.
"Nobody likes to see any cost
increase to the customers" Heywood
said, but added that the parking struc-
tures "are critical to the future of down-
town," and must be financed.
Heywood said that even if the mea-
sure is eventually approved by coun-
cilmembers, he still expects people to
come downtown. "We don't expect it to
have a big impact," he said. "The fact is
that we haven't seen any drop-off since
they (recently) raised the rate from 50
to 70 cents in the structures."
But Ladd said he is concerned with dri-
ving away customers, especially students.
"It makes it somewhat unappealing to
students," Ladd said. "If they're coming
out for a meal, it's going to cost them an
extra dollar an hour. That adds up.
Scott said the city collects about $2
million annually from meter charges
and street fines. He said he was uncer-
tain how this figure would change if the
new rates and fines are instituted.
"It's hard to say, because it all depends
on payments," Scott said. He said the
augmented fines could force motorists
to ignore paying expensive tickets -
making actual future revenues uncertain.
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