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One hundred eight years of editorialfreedom

Wednesday
April 7, 1999

Inteflex future

remains

unclear

By Jalmle Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
Students considering themselves "pre-health
career" may find solace in the report of the
Committee to Review Undergraduate
Premedical Education, which outlines a new
pt ram to consolidate and enhance resources
a ]able to undergraduates pursuing careers in a
variety of health-related fields.
The committee, which began meeting in
March of last year, decided to focus not only on
students considering themselves pre-medical
undergraduates - although there is no specific
pre-med concentration - but also students

interested in dentistry, nursing, public health,
social work and pharmacy.
Committee members representing LSA faculty
thought they would be questioning the continua-
tion of Inteflex - the University's small, concen-
trated pre-med program - but Medical School
representatives said the school had decided to end
its participation in Inteflex all together.
"The students in the pipeline will have the
same support they have always had, but the
future of Inteflex is unsure," said Inteflex
Director and biology Prof. Alice Reinarz, adding
that students currently in the program should not
worry about their positions with Inteflex -

these are secure.
Committee member and pediatrics Prof. Janet
Gilsdorf said the Medical School has supported
Inteflex since its founding, but the programs'
mission has changed and some students recently
have not seemed as prepared for medical school
as former students had been.
"The whole committee has agreed we have
learned a lot of things from Inteflex," Gilsdorf
said, adding that it is now time to apply those
things to a broader number of students.
The report calls for a new interdisciplinary
Program in Health Sciences and Society to coor-
dinate existing and new courses promoting the

integration of scientific and social aspects of
health education.
The report also stresses the necessity for more
pre-health advisers with increased training and
organization, publicity of resources available to
pre-health students, the recruitment of talented
non-traditional and under represented pre-health
students, the improvement of undergraduate pre-
health communities and the examination of a
system for early admission to heath professional
schools.
"The report's just a report," Reinarz said. "It's
lengthy and it asks for a lot of stuff."
Reinarz said this report has conclusions simi-

lar 4o those of other reports evaluating Inteflex
and pre-medical programs.
"The report suggests the Med School and
LSA want to have a conversation about the
future of Inteflex," Reinarz said.
The new programs recommended by the com-
mittee should be considered "intellectual heirs"
of Inteflex, according to the report.
"We never voted, never really discussed, never
debated, the continuation of Inteflex," said
Medical fourth-year student and committee
member Patrick Javid. The committee started
from scratch on a new program that would ben-
See INTEFLEX, Page 2

Prooks
yet to
respond
to warrant
Daily Staff Reporter
Police expected that a warrant issued
for the arrest of former Michigan foot-
ball player Jason Brooks would ensure
his surrender to the Ann Arbor Police
Department early this week - but they
have yet to hear from him.
"We expect him to come in, we don't
expect a problem," AAPD Sgt. Michael
ghe said.
AAPD officials issued the warrant
for charges brought against Brooks fol-
lowing an incident with Sigma Chi fra-
ternity house Jan. 8., where fraternity
members caught Brooks allegedly try-
ing to steal a laptop and other items.
There have been no warrants issued for
others involved in the incident, includ-
ing ex-fullback Ray Jackson.
"It's a two count warrant for larce-
and assault," Logghe said. Both
a misdemeanors with larceny car-
rying a possible one-year jail sen-
tence and $2,000 fine and assault
carrying a possible 90-day jail sen-
tence and $500 fine.
Nick Roumel of Student Legal
Services has represented Brooks in the
past, but said he has not seen any offi-
cial documentation for this particular
warrant.
haven't been retained in this case,"
oumel said.
Brooks could not be reached for
comment.
LSA sophomore Kyle Bunting, a
member of Sigma Chi, said the frater-
nity has no animosity toward
Michigan's football players.-
"We have absolutely nothing against
the football team," Bunting said,
adding that football players have
always frequented the house and have
good relations with fraternity
Bunting was one of the fraternity
members who allegedly found Brooks
outside in a "comical situation,"
Bgunting said, comparing the moment to
one in a cartoon or kids' movie.
"Tons of stolen property justfell out
of his coat," Bunting said.
The fight that followed, Bunting
sad, was not the result of racial com-
4ts made from either side.
As far as Brooks' potential fines
and jail time, Bunting said he's not
one to question the law, and added that
he believes Brooks threw the first
punch - making him the responsible
party.
"Jason Brooks without question
deserves to be arrested," Bunting said.
See BROOKS, Page 2

A stroke of genius

NATO,

U.S.

reject Milosevic
ceasefire offer

The Washington Post
President Slobodan Milosevic declared a unilat-
eral ceasefire in Kosovo yesterday but the United
States and its NATO allies dismissed the gesture as
meaningless and pressed on with the full fury of
their two-week-old bombing campaign against
Yugoslav targets in and around the rebellious
Serbian province.
President Clinton, speaking during a White
House ceremony on hate crimes, vowed yet again
to keep up the aerial onslaught until Milosevic
orders his troops and police to halt the deportation
of ethnic Albanians, withdraw from Kosovo and
allow all its inhabitants who have fled to neigh-
boring countries to return home under NATO pro-
tection.
Matching actions to words, NATO aircraft
launched new air raids around the Yugoslav capi-
tal and a number of other sites soon after the
ceasefire took effect at 8 p.m. (2 p.m. EDT).
Reports from Belgrade said at least six explosions
were heard near the Batajnica military airport, just
north of the city, and tracer rounds from anti-air-
craft batteries arced into the night sky.
Yugoslav television reported more attacks near
Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, and at the two
Serbian industrial towns of Pancevo and Cacak,
which have been hit several times since allied war-
planes started flying March 24. Several missiles
also struck near Podrogica, capital of the small
republic of Montenegro that is Serbia's junior part-
ner in the remnant Yugoslav federation.
Milosevic's announcement was seen by some
analysts in Belgrade as a sign he has accomplished
his main goal in Kosovo despite the NATO bomb-
ing campaign, disarticulating the rebel Kosovo
Liberation Army and driving away hundreds of
thousands of the ethnic Albanians who made up 90
percent of the province's 1.8 million inhabitants.
Some U.S. officials, however, saw the cease-fire

ploy in a different light -- they said Serb forces
are beginning to wilt under the bombs and
Milosevic hoped with his declaration to protect
them from further assaults.
"He's altered the demographics as much as he
needs to, and now he thinks he can try to split the
(NATO) alliance," said one official, who spoke on
condition of anonymity. He said the United States
was pleased with the prompt, unanimous rejection
of the offer by other NATO members, a sign that
Milosevic's actions have hardened allied resolve
In any case, the cease-fire declaration seemed to
mark a turning point in the conflict. Secretary of
Defense William Cohen left for Brussels with a
delegation of members of Congress seeking to
review the campaign so far and lay groundwork
for participating in administration decisions on the
coming phases.
The group included Sens. Tim Hutchinson (R-
Ark.), Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), Carl Levin
(D-Mich.), Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and John McCain
(R-Ariz.) and Reps. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.) and Ike
Skelton (D-Mo). Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)
plans to join the group this weekend.
Skelton, the top Democrat on the House
National Security Committee, confirmed that the
delegation plans to gauge the advisability of send-
ing ground troops to Kosovo, which the Clinton
administration thus far has rejected. But he
described the trip as "bigger than whether we're
going to use ground troops ... It's a question of
where do we go from here, what constitutes victo-
ry, what do you do with the refugees?"
In announcing the cease-fire, Milosevic said his
government will honor the Orthodox Easter in a
"gesture of good will" by halting attacks on
Kosovo Albanians, including the Kosovo
See KOSOVO, Page 10
Inside: Full coverage of the crisis in Kosovo.
Page 10.

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
Six-year-old Rossteen Salehzadeh painstakingly concentrates while painting a mug yesterday at
Feat of Clay located in the Ann Arbor Art Center.
Clinton pushes to
target hate crimes

By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
President Bill Clinton announced yesterday his
plan to urge Congress to pass the federal Hate
Crimes Prevention Act of 1999. To drive his effort,
Clinton has embarked on a public-private effort to
educate middle school students and gather infor-
mation about hate crimes in schools and universi-
ties, according to White House officials.
Clinton's goal is to broaden the current hate
crimes law and attempt to eliminate its weakness-
es, said White House Special Council for Civil

Rights Edward Correia.
Currently, the law "prohibits acts of violence
that are based on a person's race, color, religion or
national origin and that are intended to interfere
with certain specified federally protected activi-
ties," according to a White House press release.
One of the existing weaknesses is that discrimi-
nation based on sexual orientation, gender and dis-
abilities is not included in the statute, Correia said.
"Any federal or state law ... would be remiss if
it did not include sexual orientation" gender or dis-
See HATE CRIMES, Page 7

MS patient
to face drg
use chares
By Nick Bundey
Daily Staff Reporter
Ann Arbor resident Renee Emry Wolfe suf-
fers from multiple sclerosis, a treatable but
incurable affliction that sometimes makes her
hands shake and her legs uncontrollable.
But use of the treatment Wolfe says helps her
the most has earned her a date in the District of
Columbia Superior Court, where she will face
misdemeanor drug charges.
Wolfe uses marijuana to help control her
spasms, although only several western states
have passed ballot measures allowing medical
use of the drug.
On Sept. 15, Wolfe went to the office of Rep.
Bill McCollum (R-Fla.) to express support for
legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.
McCollum was not in the office, and when
Wolfe lit up a joint to ward off a spasm, aides
called Capitol Hill police to arrest her.
Judge Anita Josey-Herring plans to hold a sta-
tus hearing April 26 to determine when Wolfe will
go to trial for the charges, which carry a maxi-
mum of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Wolfe said six months without being able to
use marijuana would be detrimental to her health.
"I don't even want to contemplate it," she said.
Some staff members in McCollum's office said
Wolfe's use of mariiuana in his office was not nec-

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Ellen to 'speak
fe ohonestly'tHl
By Yasl Kohen_
Daily StaffRporter
Ellen DeGeneres, a renowned
Hollywood comedian, is "Speaking
Honestly" when she visits the
University tomorrow. While many peo-
ple know DeGeneres for her comedy, a
her talk on campus will not include a
stand-up routine.
The University is the last stop on
DeGeneres' four-campus lecture tour. DeGeneres
Tsc i qthe firttime Deenerw e has n ar-

LOUIS BROWN/Daily
Renee Emry Wolfe wears her marijuana leaf
necklace yesterday while spending time with her
two and-a-half-year-old son Timothy.
accompanied by a reporter and news cameras.
Wolfe said it's up to those who are affected by
medical bans on marijuana to lobby for a change.
"Medical patients are the ones that are going
to have to get it legalized," she said. "Doctors
won't do it. Legislators won't do it."
On the day of Wolfe's arrest, McCollum had
introduced a resolution opposing marijuana
legalization, which later passed through the
House "by an overwhelming margin" Gravitte

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