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Cause of death
Autopsy and toxicology tests
*arding the death of LSA sopho-
more Chris Giacherio have been
released, but the cause of
Giacherio's death has not been
deterimined, Ann Arbor Police
Department Lietenant Jim Tieman
Giacherio was found in the bathroom
of a friend's home at 909 Packard St.,
mid-morning last Tuesday. Pre-limi-
nary autopsy reports indicate heroin
and cocaine may have been factors in
W ftr the A APD invesitgation is
complete, results will be forwarded
to the Washtenaw prosectutors
office, where prosectutors will
decide if thecase require a criminal
Child locked out
V his home
A young child was locked out of his
Northwood V home Tuesday morning,
according to a call received by the
Department of Public Safety.
The child's mother had received a
long-distance phone call from Japan
and did not want to put the phone down
to open the door for the 3-year-old, the
child's father said.
laper wielded by
DPS officers arrived on the scene:
and found that the mother could not
speak English. Officers instead spoke
with the father.
A 37-year-old woman went on a
rampage Tuesday morning at the I
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
fps was called to subdue the
woman, who was hitting library
staff Members with a newspaper and
yelling at them, DPS reports state.
The Woman is not affiliated with the
After-removing the suspect from the
second floor of the library, DPS took her
to the psychiatric emergency room.
gue on campus
A 68-year-old woman was reported
to have been arguing with het31-year-
old daughter Tuesday evening, accord-
ing to DPS reports.
A caller disturbed by the commotion
called DPS to report three people on
the 300 block of Hill Street having a
heated argument. DPS reports did not
i ify the third person.
cording to reports, the older
womast was angry with her daughter
because of the way she allegedly treats
her two children.
No charges were filed against the
mother. DPS suggested the older
woman report her daughter to a
child protection agency if she finds
her daughter has abused the chil-
n injured in
p atent at Taubman Health Center
suffered a minor laceration to his fore-
heas when his wheel chair fell over
The patient was being wheeled
back to his room when his blanket
g caught underneath one of the
w eels of his wheelchair. The
patient and the wheelchair fell over
as a result, reports state.When DPS
arrived they were unable to locate
Two children were reported neglected
Tuesday evening, according to DPS
A 15-year-old girl and her 3-year old
sibling were dropped off at 3:40 p.m. at
the Community Dental Center, DPS
- Compi/ed ar Daily Staff'Reporter
Nikita Easier and Jennifer Yachnin.
Fraternity adds goodwill to bad-blood game
By Paul Berg
For the Daily
Tomorrow's gridiron match-up between
Michigan and Michigan State may contain
some less than gentlemanly conduct, but
tonight's Sigma Nu and United Way Football
Run may bring some goodwill and charity to
Members of the University's chapter of the
Sigma Nu fraternity will drive to East Lansing
tonight to meet their brothers from Michigan
State University. Joined by sorority women, the
students will jog 77 miles back to Ann Arbor to
raise money for the United Way.
"We get a bunch of vans, drive to East
Lansing and both Sigma Nu chapters run back
to Ann Arbor before the game," said Phil
Gresh, a Business senior and the Ann Arbor
campus' Sigma Nu vice president.
The students will start jogging at about I1
p.m., and plan to arrive about 10 hours later.
"There will be no time to sleep before the
game," Gresh said.
Each fraternity chapter will be accompanied by
the members of a sorority, but because of
Panhellenic rush week regulations, Gresh would
not disclose the sorority name.
Gresh said the Sigma Nu tradition runs
back more than 10 years, although he was not
sure exactly how long the two fraternity chap-
ters have been participating in the charity
Gresh said his chapter has raised S7.001) this
year, part of which will be deducted to pay for the
vans. The money will go first to the University,
Gresh said, which will thct gise it to the
Washtenaw United Way.
"The United Way fund-raising campaign
among all University staff kicked off on
Wednesday," said Jim Cieslar, president of the
Washtenaw United Way. "TIhe goal is
Sponsors of the run include the Princeton
Review test preparation service, Noggins hair
salon, Thano's Lamplighter restaurant and the
families of Sigma Nu members.
"The Sigma Nu run is a fun idea thatigenerats
revenue and heightens awareness of our fUn-rats-
ing operations:' tieslar said. "It's a proverbial
In addition to the contribution to charity,
tonight's tIn prosides a chance for students
from both universities to get to know each
"Some peopld go out and get some serious
exercise. hut it's a good way to reduce the ten-
siun of the riualr'" LSA senior and Sigma Nu
member A 0. Wood said. [his will be his third
"In my three runs, I've had a great time,"Gresh
"I've met people and helped raise money for a
worthy cause, and it's ,also good publicity for the
Greek system;, Gresh said,
Pre-med students find
benefits in volunteering
provide experience and
By Katherine Herbruck
For the Daily
LSA sophomore Christina Dikareza
is just one of many pre-rned students
who volunteer at University Hospitals
"I was sick of chem and math and all
of those awful courses. I needed some-
thing to remind me of my goals,"
Although volunteering looks good on
a medical school application, Dikareza
and others said they have learned the
experience is worth more valuable than
an academic edge.
"I became a lot more aware of how
stressful it is to be a doctor," said LSA
senior Charmaine Cardozo, who volun-
teered in Mott's Children's Hospital,
part of the University Hospitals
Systems, in 1997. "Quite a few kids
passed away and you learn how to deal
LSA seniorAmi Shah said volunteer-
ing actually helped her decide future
"I was debating whether or not to
do medicine. Volunteering was the
biggest thing that helped me decide,"
Beverly Smith, coordtnator for ol-
unteer services at University Hospitals
said 'the experience can change stu-
"There is value career-wise in seeing
how people handle illness," Smith said.
Volunteers "watch families struggle
when a situation happens. They see how
they go on. They see how they can offer
"Once in med school, there's so
much to learn," she said. "You really
have to devote so much time to learning
about disease and medicine. There's no
time to learn about people.
Volunteering allows for that"
Many future medical students come
in with expectations about the excite-
ment of working in the hospital, Smith
said. But many quickly discover that
life at the hospital is not always a scene
out of ER or Chicago Hope.
"Pre-med students come in and
want to work in something like (the
operating room) right away." Smith
said. "Because of the nature of volun-
teer work, they can't becepse of lia-
Working the 8 p.m. to midnight shift,
Dikareza was a first hand observer of
how unglamorous hospital work can be.
"I answered call lines to get patients
something to drink or something to eat.
I moved patients from room to room. I
restocked closets and reorganized the
medicine room" Dikareza said.
Shah said she was also awakened to
the realities of the job.
"I was a lot more naive about the hos-
pital atmosphere before I came It's a lot
more than ER on TV. It's real. You have
to take precautions ... You hase to be
careful for your own safety so you don't
catch anything," Shah said.
But some said they learned that the
individual who reaches beyond
boundaries of duty can learn the
"You have to create it for yourself,"
Dikareza said. "There are hundreds of
pre-med students who want to volun-
teer so you're going to get the crappiest
jobs. You have to ask questions. You
have to follow people around"
When volunteers get to know
patients and ask questions, some learn
more than they could from any text
"I remember one volunteer who was
working in the trauma burn center. He
was washing a patient's hair and it start-
ed to fall out. It was such an experience
for him to see what was happening to
this patient," Smith said.
Talking with patients who are fac-
ing death can affect students beyond
the professional realm, Dikareza said.
"You talk with them and walk out of
the room and the nurse tells you they
have one week to live," Dikareza said.
"It really hits you how you have to
enjoy life and how much there is to be
Shah said her most amazing experi-
ences were with the children at Molt's.
"To see kids five to seven years old
with cancer and see how much life they
had in them,' Shah said. "Seeing little
kids knowing what they knew, that day
could be their very last, it was amaz-
Some feel volunteering is becom-
ing a prerequisite in the modern
"Our society as a whole expects that
you are more than a worker. Employees
and medical schools are interested if
you volunteered because then they
know if you like it. They know you've
been in the medical setting. They know
you understand what it's all about,"
Students who want to volunteer are
urged to contact Volunteer Services
when they register for a term.
"Sometimes volunteer work is not as
time consuming as people think.
Volunteers usually work about four
hours a week for three semesters,"
Those interested in more information
may call UMH Volunteer Services at
936-4327 for more information.
DJ. Ben Kelly, an SSA senior, works the controls and spins some tunes at WCBN
in the Student Activities Building.
A2 radio station
ents on, of ar
By Marta Brill
For the Daily
WCBN, the campus radio station,
has grown in the past 25 years from the
10-watt station that launched the
careers of actress Gilda Radner and
correspondent Mike Wallace to an
organization based in diversity and
spanning musical genres.
The station currently boasts a staff of
approximately 100 workers, about 70 of
which are University students.
All executive staff positions are held
by students, with the exception of the
These students do everything from
handling FCC guidelines to hosting
their own show.
"There is a great opportunity to make
a difference. Through the executive
positions you can share some responsi-
bility,"said Law third-year student Chip
Sanders, host of the Radio Rama Lama,
Fa Fa Fa show. He describes his show as
60's garage rockabilly.
WCBN began as several different
independent stations formed in resi-
dence halls basements across cam-
it provided an outlet for the students'
voice as an alternative to the official
In 1952, the dormitory stations com-
bined to form WCBN-AM 650. But
the pieces finally fell into place in
1957, when the new station finally
found its current home in the then
newly constructed Student Activities
Building. WCBN became an FM sta-
tion in 1971 to accommodate its listen-
WCBN stresses the importance of
not imposing a playlist on its DJs. They
are instead encouraged to choose from
the extensive musical library and bridge
every area of music. This is known as
"There is a great opportunity to grow
musically," said LSA sophomore
Melissa Srbinovich, WCBN operations
director. "A student can see how music
progresses as a whole."
Srbinovich said the station's diversity
is represented in its wide variety of
"It is a totally diverse organiza-
tion," Srbinovich said. "In my experi-
ence, it is the most diverse group on
A typical show can range from rock
to blues to country and everything
that falls in-between. Specialty shows
often focus on an international loca-
tion and explore its musical contribu-
To get involved, e-mail WCBN at
Or check out their Website at
http://wcbn.org to find out the com-
plete history of the station, a full
equipment inventory and program
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