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News: 76-DAILY
Advertising: 764-0554

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One hundred seven years ofedtoridfreedom

October1, 1997

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Gramlich f
By Jeffrey Kosseff Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.), chair gr
Daily Staff Reporter of the Banking Committee, said that b
Although the Senate confirmation while D'Amato has not voiced his sup- nc
hearings of School of Public Policy port for Gramlich, he also has not
D Edward Gramlich for the Federal shown major concern with him. to
Reserve Board are going smoothly, "The hearings seemed to go pretty a
some inside sources say he may have well today," Mills said yesterday. "The fi
difficulty when his nomination moves chairman has indicated he wants to a
to the Senate floor. move the nominations out of committee Fe
The Federal Reserve Board is the next week. He did not indicate any fi
seven-member panel that controls U.S. opposition."
money supply and interest rates. If Gramlich is confirmed by the com- v
President Clinton nominated Gramlich mittee, he will move to the Senate floor h
for the spot in July, and the Senate for a final vote that would either con- G
B ing Committee began hearings on firm or deny the appointment. th
Gilich's nomination yesterday. "The Senate floor may be where pi
Richard Mills, press secretary for more of the problems are," said a con- w
DPS looks for Out on a
bank robber
Bnet Adamy
1WStaff Reporter
The Department of Public Safety is requesting the
public's help in finding a man who robbed the Comerica
Bank in Wolverine Tower on Monday afternoon.
DPS Spokesperson Elizabeth Hall said the subject is a
brown-haired white male, approximately 5-foot-11, 190 lbs.
and in his late 20s to early 30s. He had a goatee and was
wearing a blue baseball cap with the letters "OC" on it.
At approximately 1:40 p.m. Monday, the man entered
the bank, informed the teller that he was performing a
rgery, demanded money and fled the bank by foot
with an undisclosed amount of cash.
FBI Spokesperson Dawn Moritz said the suspect did
not appear to have a weapon.
"He did not display a weapon in the commission of
the robbery," Moritz said. "That doesn't mean he didn't
have one."
An Ann Arbor Police Department canine unit was called
to the scene to help in the investigation. DPS officers are
cooperating with the FBI to develop further leads.
"We're developing some leads and we're hoping that
s cone will see the picture and recognize him," Hall said.
nants of Wolverine Tower, a University building, near
the site of the robbery, said the robbery does not make them
feel unsafe in the building.
See ROBBERY, Page 7
Prof. proposes
gum to replace
By Heather Wiggin
Daily Staff Reporter
If Public Health Prof. Kenneth Warner gets his way, peo-
ple will be stopping at the convenience store for packs of
sweet nicotine gum instead of cigarettes.
In today's Journal of the American Medical Association, Mathew Marchyok,
Xer and two co-authors argue that nicotine substitutes The Diag remains a
should be made more available and more attractive to those classes and late In
who smoke. The authors propose that the overwhelming avail-
ability of cigarettes be regulated by the federal government.
Warner said he expects the Public Health community will Daily I
be slow to endorse the promotion of nicotine products that
hisarticle encourages.
"(Public Health experts) have a puritanical streak - we
might be encouraging nicotine addiction," Warner said.
But not everyone can overcome nicotine addictions cold
key and often turn to nicotine products designed to ease
skers off of cigarettes, Warner said.
David Sweaner, a co-author of the article who has worked as
a lawyer in tobacco control, said there needs to be a more sen-
sible strategy than simply telling people to quit smoking.

"We've got to find ways to be practical ... 100 million peo-
ple in the next 20 years will die (as a result of) smoking," d iso
Warner said that while cigarettes are available on virtu-
ally every street corner, nicotine supplement products are
not readily available and often require a doctor's prescrip- By JaImie Winkler
tion. For the Daily
She current market for nicotine products is "unbalanced in Lack of control.'
favor of the most dangerous products," Warner said. Students all acroa
In order to level the playing field, "we need to impose University are dea
higher taxes on tobacco products, plain packaging (of ciga- with depression.
See SMOKING, Page 7 St. Mary's Hospi

ressional source who did not wish to
e named. "Any senator can hold up the
Another congressional source close
the Banking Committee said there is
chance that senators will delay the
nal vote on Gramlich's appointment in
similar manner to the delay of current
ed Chair Alan Greenspan's final con-
"(Gramlich) is completely uncontro-
ersial,' the source said. "So if it were
eld up, it would not be a reflection on
Jramlich. Senators who are concerned
he Fed is overly concerned with stop-
ng inflation by raising interest rates
ould hold up Gramlich to make a

"Gramlich is a very middle-of-the- Edi
road economist.:
However, some Senate experts said it 8D
is unlikely that Gramlich's confirmation
will be held up. areas
"If he gets voted out of the commit- R MA
tee, I don't see why the Senate wouldn't U BA
confirm him," said Dan Guglielmo, leg- 3 Froi
islative assistant to Sen. Carl Levin (D- Counc
Mich). "Things can go wrong, but, I for
don't see that happening in this case."
Many members of the Banking com- U Wol
mittee, including Sen. Carol Mosley- Reser
Brown (D-Ill.) said they were Aut
impressed with Gramlich's experience.
See GRAMUCH, Page 2




forum targets
do mestic abuse

By Chris Metinko
Daily Staff Reporter
More than a week has passed since
the brutal murder of Tamara
Williams, yet many still have the,
vivid images of the incident - espe-
cially those who lived in the close-
knit community around her.
The lingering questions and con-
cerns were some of the reasons
Family Housing decided to hold a
special town meeting last night at the
Community Center on North
"Our community here at Family
Housing is like few other places on
Earth," said Eric Luskin, director of
Family Housing. "It's hard for some-
thing like this to happen and not
touch all of us."
About 60 people attended the meet-
ing, which was designed to give
Family Housing residents a forum to
ask questions dealing with the mur-
der, the investigation and domestic
violence in general.
Included in the meeting was dis-
cussion by a panel of experts on the
investigation and domestic violence
in general. Other groups, including
the Sexual Assualt Prevention and
Awareness Center and the University
Center for Child and Family also
attended to offer support and infor-
mation on how to prevent such a
tragedy from happening again.
SAPAC's Interim Director Sarah
Heuser said it is important to realize

that Williams' problem didn't start
with her murder. Heuser said there
were signs of abuse long before last
week's violent incident and that it is
important to recognize those signs
and intervene in order to avoid anoth-
er tragedy.
"The potential for homicide exists?'
Heuser said about violent relation-
Isolation from freinds and intimi-
dation by a partner are some of the
most obvious signs someone might be
in an abusive relationship, f fuser
"The one thing batterers ie really
good at is isolating survivor,"
Heuser said.
There was also some discussion of
the criminal investigation surround-
ing thencident. Department of
Public U - Direct
said the department
investigation is oyr andt <offi-
cer who shot a killed ' n
Nelson, Willian,$ boyfrien
expected to return to k next we
Heatly also said that Wlliais' apart-
ment was no longer consi ered a
crime scene as of 3:30 p.m. ye rday.
Some residents showed up to, ice
their displeasure with the way e
media handled the whole situation. k.
University spokesperson Julle
Peterson said University officials
tried to keep the media under control
as well as they could, but that they
See HOUSING, Page 7


, an Ann Arbor resident, enjoys a book on the Diag amidst the autumn trees.
afavorite place for students to relax and study throughout the fall between
to the afternoon.

a-Depth: College Depression

'r from

Worthless. Unhappy. Irritable.
ss the United States and at the
ling with feelings associated
ital in Livonia, estimates that

if you or someone you
know suffers from
depression, contact:
The Psychological Clinic: Located in East
Hall. Call 764-3471 for information,
Counseling and Psychological Services:
Located on the third floor of the Union.
They offer individual and group therapy. Call
764-9312 for information.
Students with an emergency should call
76-GUIDE, a crisis hotline.
On Thursday, Oct. 9, there will be a
depression screening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in Room Four of the Michigan Union.
Detroit, relates being depressed to "stuff you'd
see on an afterschool special" Her depression
came from long-term anorexia and bulimia.
"I had to quit school and quit work because of
it," Andrea said. "I started to feel worthless. My
family saw me as the sick one. I'm not just food
- I'm a person, not just an anorexic."
James Hansell, a supervisor at the University
Psychological Clinic, said therapy is always the
best way to combat depression.
"(Anyone feeling) significant distress should
seek help," Hansell said. "(Therapy) helps people
identify the distortions in their thinking that
might make them depressed ... (It) helps them
figure out where these distortions come from:'
Hansell said students who foresee an uncom-

five percent of the population is experiencing
major depression, and about 23 percent will expe-
rience major depression in their lifetime.
College students are far from immune to such
Many students may feel stress from parents,
money troubles, or rocky relationships - all of
which constitute a general lack of control over
events in their lives.
They often feel "sort of alone in a room full of
people,' said Matt, a School of Music student,
who asked that his last name not be used.
Common emotional symptoms include a
guilty conscience and feelings of hopelessness.
On a more nhvsicallevel Innof enerav and

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