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The Michigan DaIll

April 20, 1998

Michigan Sea
Grant receives
$1.2 1milion grant
The Michigan Sea Grant was
recently awarded S1.2 million by the
National Sea Grant College
Program. -
The Michigan Sea Grant, which
receives state funding, is composed
of 44 faculty, staff members and
students from both the University
and Michigan State University. The
grant will help the organization
maintain more than 30 projects
related to the Great Lakes.
The sea grant will fund the initia-
tion of projects to research the col-
lapse of Lake Michigan's yellow
perch fishery and other studies
including coastal storm damage,
waterfront development and water
It will also help provide youth
education on aquatic issues.
The program, created in 1966, is a
national link of 29 university-based
programs that research U.S. coastal,
ocean and Great Lakes resources.
University nurses
show children
career options
The University Health System's
Nursing Services is co-sponsoring
an exhibit at the Ann Arbor Hands-
On Museum that will educate chil-
dren about careers in the nursing
The exhibit will include demonstra-
tions by nurses from the University
Medical (Center in addition to free
health-related items for children to take
The exhibit is scheduled to run from
noon until 4 p.m. on May 2 and 9 and
1-5 p.m. on May 3 and 10.
The Hands-On Museum is located
at 219 E. Huron St. Admission is S3
* for children and $5 for adults.
Clothing drive
through today
Students can aid those in neced
through donations of used clothing.
A sociology class at the University
is organizing a drive for the I likone
Community Center for low-income
Students can donate clothing at
Bursley, Markley and West Quad
residence halls or at the sociology
department offices in the LSA
Building. Students can dropoff
clothing donations through tomor-
1998 yearbooks
arrive today
The 1998 Michiganensian year-
books arrive today. Students can
pick up pre-ordered books or pur-
chase books on Monday afternoon
until 5 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Tuesday in the Diag and in
the Angell Hall lobby.
Starting on Wednesday, books can
be picked up or purchased at the
Michiganensian offices in the

Student Publications Building at
420 Maynard Street.
The official yearbook of the
University covers many aspects of
campus life, including Michigan
varsity athletic teams, the Greek
system and residence hall life.
The 472-page books cost S59.
University food
compost program
to be evaluated
The University's food-composting
program, which receives grants from
Washtenaw County, is scheduled to
be evaluated next month.
Through this program, food is
taken from residence halls including
South Quad, East Quad, and
Markley and composted rather than
thrown away.
Composting is more than $3
cheaper per cubic yard of garbage
than sending trash to landfills.
Anyone interested in buying compost
from the city can contact 971-8600 for
- Compiled by Dailv Stajf Reporter
Melanie Sampson.

Seeger discusses effects of copyright laws

By Margene Eriksen
Anthony Seeger described a person walking in
the Woods who suddenly understands the music of
forest animals when he spoke about copyright laws
in Rackham this past Friday.
Imagine this walker, Seeger said, shares the
music with four other people, one who records
"Now you sit in the room hearing this music ...
who owns the copyright?" he asked.
Seeger, the curator and director of
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, spoke
about the effects of copyright laws in a speech
titled "Who owns Traditional Music ? Ethics,
Law, Class, Status and Intellectual Property
Legislation." His speech focused on the
exploitation of less-educated and poor artists
caused by copyright laws.
Current laws state that the person who owns a

copyrighted work ow ns the piece throughout their
lifetime and can pass it on to relatives for up to
another 50 years,
Seeger said that when companies purchase
copyrights of artistic works, complicated issues
arise surrounding the exploitation of artists and
possible unintended uses of the works.
"The rich people no longer own mines and oil
wells -_ they own intellectual property," Seeger
said. "Mv feelings on (copyrights) have come out
of working w ith people who I thought deserved
more rights than they had."
Seeger also said copyright laws can be too
vague and difficult for the general population to
The lecture also focused on the ownership of the
music of native cultures.
"Copyright laxws have an enormous effect on the
way in which we can present diversity in music,"
said Music adjunct assistant Prof. Mark Clague,

addmintha he ftien doesn't hae the funds to pur-
chas he mOu-lt-Of sheet-music he xouLdd like for
his research, which focuses on music of the United
Clague stad early 20th-C'enturv music conm-
posed by womeni and African Americans is often
ow tied by companies and is too expensive for
resCarching professors to purchase.
Seeger also said copyright laws can be harmful
to those teaching or researching music because the
laws limit their focus to readily accessible work.
"My day-to-day reality of how I can think as a
scholar is greatly influenced by copyright,";k 'Clague
Seeger said the profound effect of music on peo-
ple motivated him to direct Folkways Recordings,
a record company purchased by the Smithsonian
Institute in 1987.
IHe said the mission of the company is to not just
make money with music but to view it as a histor-

ical momento.
"S-d is an imortant part of'h-man expe-
rience. It m (oves people in man\ ways ailnd is palrt
of a lot of what we do and arc, Seeer said.
Seegers said there is a need for copyright laws
but that they need to be restructured to protect
"What you have is a law that protects one
group of people, ignores another and allows
the first group to exploit the second group,"
Seeger said. "That happens to be the wxay copy-
right got started and I think it's the wvay it is
still applied."
Bradden Frieder, an art history professor at
Michigan State university, said Seegers' speech
clarified the intricacies of copyright laxw and poli-
"It gave me ideas of what some of the copyright
rules are and that I am not the only one puzzled by
them," Frieder said.

Plane crashes in Detroit
following chase with officials

DETROIT (AP) - A small plane carrying more than 300
pounds of marijuana crashed in Detroit yesterday evening,
killing the pilot but injuring no one on the ground.
Detroit Fire Chief Lee Moore said three U.S. Customs
planes had been chasing the plane since El Paso, Texas.
Moore said he believed the pilot ran low on fuel before crash-
ing into an empty baseball field at around 6:10 p.m.
The field is next to a junior high school on the west side of
Moore said Customs officials began following the plane at
Big Bend National Park as part of a routine surveillance oper-
ation. Customs officials often follow planes near the U.S. and
Mexican border, Moore said.

Moore said he believed the pilot was heading to Canada in
a homemade aircraft.
"I'm assuming in his desperation there was an attempt to
stop in this field," Moore said.
The identity of the pilot has not yet been released.
Neighbor Gloria Johnson said she heard a booming sound,
saw the plane hit a tree and then crash into the field. She said
the pilot was still talking when neighbors ran to help.
"There were big bundles of drugs and money all around the
plane," Johnson said. "The bundles of marijuana looked like
two big suitcases."
Johnson said she saw people leave the scene with some of
the packages.

Workers alerted to hearing loss

The Associated Press
A University researcher wants con-
struction workers to hear her warning
before it's too late: without proper pre-
cautions, the tools of their trade can
damage their hearing.
Noise is the most common hazard fac-
ing American workers, and continuous
exposure to the noise from power tools and
other equipment puts construction workers

at particular risk of hearing loss, according
to Sally Lusk, a Nursing professor.
"We know that general noise in the
construction industry is hazardous to
hearing. We know it's a high enough
noise level that it is harmful and will
have an impact on hearing," said Lusk,
an award-winning occupational health
researcher and a specialist in preventing
noise-induced hearing loss.

Lusk's recent study on noise-induced
hearing loss among Midwestern con-
struictioni workers will appear in the July
issue of the American Association of
Industrial Hygiene Journal.
The study focused on operating engi-
neers, carpenters, plumbers and pipefit-
ters who were asked if they used hear-
ing protection devices such as ear plugs
or ear muffs.

Ann Arbor resident Karen Burek and her daughter, Elizabeth Stemphar, take
part in yesterday's Run Around the Diag.
KineSiology charity
r un 4kr a ised $ 4500

By Nikita Easley
For the Daly
Not even the lore of sleeping in on
a Sunday morning could stop more
than 150 students and Michigan res-
idents from participating in the 5th
annual Run Around the Diag for
charity yesterday.
T'he run, which consisted of a 5K,
10K. 2-mile walk and arelay of 4 by
1 miles, helped raise more than $500
for the Division of Kinesiology
Emergency Scholarship Fund and the
Peace Neighborhood Center.
Owner of Elimo's Fshirts Elmo
Morales. a 1968 Kinesiology gradu-
ate, co-founded the run.
"The race is a vehicle to fundraise
for the School of Kinesiology and
the Peace Neighborhood center,"
Morales said. "I believe in helping
until it helps."
In addition to raising money
for charities, RATE) gives
Kincsiology students experience
in sports management and mar-
keting. Kitnesiology students who
helped organize the run earned
two credit hours in the school.
"RATD was originally started
to ;live Kinesiology students
experience with marketing in
sports," said Brad Brady, co-
founder of RAFD. "It's just
putting to practice what they
learn in the classroom."
The idea to run around the Diag
to raise money was Morales' vision,
Brady said.
The run, which had 17 local spon-
sors, xwas not limited to University
students or Ann Arbor residents.
"We had people from Detroit
and a group of students from
Michigan State (University) sign
up," said Kinesiology senior Kelly
Henderson, this year's race direc-

Henderson added that it is
important to help the Peace
Neighborhood center and
Kinesiology students who may
have a difficult time paving for
their education.
Besides raising money and pro-
x iding students w ith marketing
experience. RATLD is also a "good
way to promote physical fitness,"
Morales said.
"I'mrtrying to get in shape for the
Dexter-Ann Arbor race on
Memorial Day," said Steve Flewlitt,
a 30-year resident of Ann Arbor.
Kinesiology alumnus Johnny
Jewels, the first-place male w in.
ner in the 1IK run, said he just
wanted to gixe something back to
the school.
"I usually spend Sundays eating
donuts in bed' Jewels said.
Many of the participants, after
running, stationed themselves at
different sections of the race
course to cheer on fellow run-
"T he cheering and friend support
helped me to finish," said LSA
junior Therese Houlahan, the first
place female winner of the 10K
As for next year, Morales said the
number of runners will increase.
Before founding the RATD, Morales
help found the Dexter Ann Arbor
Race in 1974.
"We started with 179 people and
with our 25th running we have
4,000 people," Morales said.
Brady also said this run will last a
long time, if students and runners
continue to support it.
"The experience is the main
key," Brady added. "It's a fun
race and its getting the word out
about kinesiology - about

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