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lies and patients who are here tonight
are all part of the experience of cancer.
(Tonight) was for them."
The service is only the beginning of
a national movement to bring aware-
ness to a lack of funding for cancer
research, Wicha said.
Scientists "have the direction, now
just more funding is needed to get the
cure," Solvay said. For every $10 in
collected taxes, only one cent is spent
on cancer research, organizers said.
About 1.5 million Americans will be
diagnosed with cancer this year -
25,000 just in southeastern Michigan
and more than 535,000 people will
die from cancer this year.
Cancer costs the nation $104 billion
a year in lost productivity and medical
costs, which is about 50 times the fed-
eral investment in cancer research,
organizers said.
At a brunch in Crisler Arena, held
before Saturday's Michigan-
Michigan State football game,
Wicha addressed Gov. John Engler
and members of the state Legislature
on the national focus on cancer
One hundred cancer survivors
accompanied the Michigan
Marching Band on the field during
the football pre-game show while
cancer statistics were displayed on
the scoreboards.
Cancer volunteers solicited signa-
tures for petitions during the football
game for a state house bill, introduced
by Rep. Mary Schroer (D-Ann Arbor),
calling for insurance reform so cancer
patients can gain better access to care.
The bill is."a step in the right direc-
tion," Solvay said.
Other events across the state this

Fieger focusing
on education

LANSING (AP) - For Democrat
Geoffrey Fieger, the gubernatorial race
is a chance to fix what he believes Gov.
John Engler has broken. At the top of
the list is education.
At a rally last week, Fieger referred
to some of Engler's education policies
- including a plan for parents to take
over schools - as "the product of a
deranged mine." Fieger also has spoken
out against Engler legislation that
penalized striking teachers.
But with incumbency and rising
test scores on his side, Engler is
fighting back. He is fond of saying
he wants to make Michigan's schools
the best in the world, and to prove it,
he's touting record funding levels
and a tougher stand on school vio-
"I think in many ways, Michigan is
looked to as an education leader,"
Engler told a group of teachers and
administrators last week at the
Governor's Summit on Education.
"You couldn't make us take the

schools in California, Texas or Ohio....
Our goal is not to be lulled into the low
expectations of those schools, but to set
our sights high."
To some, Engler's words on education
ring hollow for a governor who has
focused previously on tax cuts and other
measures that often harm education.
"Engler has continued talking like a
Democrat on education and other
issues," said EPIC/MRA pollster Ed
Sarpolus. "You hardly ever hear him
speak about tax cuts anymore."
Engler also has shied away from
vouchers and other Republican initia-
tives he supported during the 1996
campaign, favoring the promotion of an
early-childhood reading program that
was developed by Democrats several
years ago.
The candidates' differences on edu-
cation are likely to attract voter atten-
tion. Last week, a poll by Lansing-
based EPIC/MRA found 20 percent of
those questioned said it was their top

Family members, patients and medical personnel gather Friday night at the University's Comprehensive Cancer Center for
a candelight vigil to remember those who died of cancer. The event was part of a national commemoration.

weekend included candlelight vigils in
Livonia and Detroit, a rally at the State
Capitol in Lansing and a cancer walk
in East Grand Rapids.
The idea for the march was born
April 7, 1997 on CNN's Larry King
Live when a group of panelists,
including ABC news broadcaster Sam
Donaldson, Michael Milken, founder
of the Association for the Cure of

Cancer of the Prostate, and Ellen
Stovall, executive director of the
National Coalition for Cancer
The panelists commented that the
public and private war on cancer was
inadequate. King challenged them to
march on Washington and six months
later plans were underway.
Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, a

prostate cancer survivor, phoned in,
offered to lead the march and chal-
lenged "every other cancer survivor
- and every other American - to
join me."
"I was watching Larry King (that
night) and as soon as I heard that, I
knew that I was going to
Washington," said Solvay, a 12-year
cancer survivor.

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ed to continue that once I came to col-
lege," Zilan said. Fraternities "get
involved in the community and join
groups outside of the frat."
Belonging to a fraternity can be a
good experience, said Interfraternity
Council President Brad Holcman.
"It is an activity that encompasses
everything that is good," Holcman said.
"Greeks like to have fun, but we want
people to know that there is more to it
than that."
Fraternities "provide a safe social
environment, a chance to get involved
in community service and academic
eupport," he added.
One activity that both IFC and
Pahnel houses participate in is Greek

"Greek Week lasts 10 days, and all
sororities and fraternities get involved,"
Holcman said. "Four or five charities
are chosen, and all money raised bene-
fits them."
Being part of a Greek organization
can also help students feel more at
home at the University, said
"Our goal is to make the University
smaller. Being part of a fraternity is a
chance for career and social network-
ing," Holcman said.
Some students said they do not feel
that fraternity life is for them.
"I will not rush because of the stigma
attached to fraternities, and in many
cases, deservingly so," said LSA first-
year student Tighe Herren. "It's just not
my crowd."

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than 35 percent, their worst showing in
four decades.
Turnout was 81.5 percent of 60.5 mil-
lion voters, up from 79 percent in 1994.
Schroeder, the governor of Lower
Saxony state, said it was too early to
judge whether he would turn toward the
environmentalist Greens party to form
a governing alliance, or pursue a "grand
coalition" with the Christian
Democrats. He said he would see how
the final results affected allocation of
seats in the Bundestag before launching
negotiations with prospective partners.
"I want a government with a stable
majority," Schroeder said. "But we'll
decide all that in peace and quiet over the
next few days. Tonight we will celebrate.

We have waited 16 years for this."
Early returns showed the most likely
partner, the Greens, getting about 6.5
percent of the vote. But Schroeder, who
has moved his party to the center on
economic and foreign policy issues,
might decide it would be easier to enact
major economic reforms in a coalition
with the Christian Democrats.
The Free Democrats, who have
played kingmaker for much of the post-
war era and served as junior partner in
Kohl's center-right ruling coalition,
won about 6 percent of the votes but
declared they would go into opposition
rather than present themselves as an
alternative governing partner.
The former Communists, known as
the Party of Democratic Socialism, won
three districts in Berlin and thus earned
the right to stay in Parliament.

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Williams will be required to attend
rush parties at all 17 sororities, which
are scheduled during the next three
weeks. Each party has a suggested
dress code, ranging from casual during
the beginning to formal at the end.
Another regulation is Panhel's
mandatory silence period. It forbids
sorority women from speaking to
rushees outside of the formal rush par-
ties until rush is completed. Also, the
17 sororities that are part of Panhel can-
not post signs on campus recruiting
members for their houses.
Mary Beth Seiler, Panhel's adviser,
said the purpose of these regulations is
to keep the process fair and pressure-
"These are all rules that sororities
have voted on," Seiler said. "We want to
provide a level playing field for all
houses and rushees."
For some women, this structure is a
"It doesn't appeal to me" said LSA
first-year student Aisha Smart. "I don't
want to pay these people to be my
friend, and have to follow their rules. I
think I can meet people on my own."
Some students said the benefits of
being in a sorority outweigh the incon-

veniences of rush.
"Rush is a great way to meet people,"
said Education junior Cindy Faulk. "I
remember when I was a freshman being
really excited to get to know the people
in my rush group. I made friendships
that will last a lifetime."
Even some skeptics said sorority life
turned out to be better than they expect-
"I didn't think I wanted to rush my
freshman year, but I decided to go for it,
and I'm so glad I did," said LSA junior
Juliet Chiarella. "It ,vas a fabulous
In addition to an active social life,
sororities are also involved in commu-
nity service activities.
"Each house has a philanthropic
cause which they raise money for,"
Seiler said. "Greek Week is a big event
for community service in which many
houses come together to raise money
for a number of causes."
Many women said they feel Greek
life will be a rewarding experience.
"I have a lot of friends in sororities,
and it seems like it would be fun to be a
part of the Greek community," said
LSA first-year student Katrina
Lehman. "Both of my parents were
very involved with the Greek system
during their college experience. I think
I will really enjoy it."

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