The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 14, 2000 - 3A
offers tips for
galentine 's gifts
In order to prolong the romance of
Valentine's Day, Michael Palmer,
senior horticultural assistant at the
University's Matthaei Botanical Gar-
dens, has some tips for how recipients
of flowers can keep their gifts in great
For those sending roses, Palmer
suggests making sure the bouquet is
delivered quickly by a company using
derature controlled trucks.
'almer recommends that the lucky
recipients should consider three fac-
tors - temperature, light and water
- after receiving their gift.
Palmer recommends that the flow-
ers remain in a cool room, at about 55
to 68 degrees, away from heat
The roses should be kept in bright,
indirect light out of the sun.
hebstemsbshould be cutaunder
water before being placed in a vase,
and everyday thereafter.
3 awards given to
campus TV station
The University of Michigan cam-
pus cable system, and some of the
University 's on-campus television
production resources have received
three 1999 Communicator Awards for
lEgrams produced for cable televi-
sion and special audiences during the
The Communicator Awards, which
is a national awards program, honors
outstanding achievement in the com-
One of the three awards includes
the Crystal Award of Excellence, the
highest honor given to a communica-
tin the competition, for the program
' TV Time Capsule."
Temple 'U' prof. to
lecture on Japan
The University's Center for Japan-
ese Studies presents Kathleen Uno
this Thursday as part of their Noon
Uno, a visiting professor of history
at the University, will give a lecture
tAd "Century of the Child?
Approaching Modern Japanese Chil-
dren's History," at 12 p.m. on the first
floor of the International Institute.
Uno is an associate prof. in the His-
tory Department at Temple University
and is the author of Passages to
Modernity: Motherhood, Childhood,
and Social Reform in Early Twentieth
no's major research interests are
in the field of social history -
Japanese women, gender, family and
children's history since 1850, Asian
American women's history, theory
and social history, and comparative
rights activist to
speak at 'U'
rgei Kovalyev, a Russian human
rights activist, will speak at the Uni-
versity at two free public events next
weekend, February 20-21.
Kovalyev serves as a current mem-
ber of the State Duma of the Russian
Federation, which was formerly the
head of past President Boris Yeltsin's
Hnoan Rights Commission.
Kovalyev will speak Sunday at a
c oquium called "The Perm-36
g Museum: The Unique Chal-
lenges and Opportunities in Creating
a Comprehensive Museum to Com-
memorate Victims of Repression," at
3 p.m in room 2147 of the Art and
Monday there will be a panel
discussion at 4 p.m. on "Chechnya:
War, Politics, and Empire in the
New Russia," in the Schorling
Auditorium at the School of Edu-
Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
Contest to give
to messiest apt.
The cast of "The Vagina Monologues" performs "Wear and Say" Saturday. The monologues feature how various women
feel about their vaginas, from a dominatrix to a Bosnian refugee rape victim.
National movement brings
'Vagna' to campus for V-Day
By Eddie Ahn
For The Daily
Being messy has never been so
Hosting the first Messiest Col-
lege Apartment Contest, Apart-
ments.com is searching for the
dirtiest, most disgusting college
apartment in the nation.
The national online apartment
guide will award the renters of the
messiest apartment S10,000 for one
year's rent, a free cleaning and
$2,000 shopping spree on their sis-
ter site Auctions.com.
"If I were messy enough, I would
do it," Engineering freshman Jenny
The prospect of winning that
large sum of money is expected to
lure slobs across the nation to enter
"We think that the contest is a fun
opportunity to win this amount of
money doing what you normally
do," Bob Orr, the contest coordina-
tor said. "To convince that you're
messy is a great way to have fun
and to earn some money.'
To enter the contest individuals
must send two to four pictures of
their unkempt residences along with
a short essay which describes why
their apartments are the messiest in
Orr said the chance to win
S10,000 will draw many phonies.
"Some people will fake their
messiness, but the truly messy have
honed their messy ability for years,
and it will be evident who those
people are," Orr explained.
Orr said the contest will be
judged on three criteria: clutter,
neglect and cleanliness or lack
thereof. By these criteria messiness
veterans will be identified.
"I would definitely think about"
"There is a pile
that is 10 feet long
and four feet high
of empty pizza
boxes and glass."'
entering the contest, LSA senior Jon
Saginaw said. "There is a pile that
is 10 feet long and four feet high of
empty pizza boxes and glass. We
also have a pile of clothes, but that's
only one-and-a-half feet high."
When asked whether he'd feign
messiness to win the contest, Sagi-
naw replied, "if you give us a week
or so we don't have to rig any-
In addition to an indoor mess,
Saginaw also describes his lawn as
"covered with garbage" and he
resolved the litter by "putting a tarp
There remains the question of
how the realtors and landlords feel
about the unkemptness that messy
people spew all over their apart-
"We just ask that the tenants leave
it as they found it," Bruce DeKraker
of Campus Rentals said.
"I haven't really had any horror
stories of messy tenants We don't
deal with messiness unless it dam-
ages the apartment. Security
deposits are not affected if there is
With this contest, individuals
such as Saginaw will finally be
rewarded for their untidy lifestyles.
To find out official rules to the con-
test, visit www apartments.com.
By Usa Koivu
Daily Staff Reporter
"Women secretly love to talk about their vaginas. They
get very excited," said LSA senior Katie Williams, acting
out the part of Eve Ensler in "The Vagina Monologues."
The show began Saturday night and will conclude tonight.
Williams, also the director of the show, was first intro-
duced to "The Vagina Monologues" last Easter when her
mom stuffed Ensler's book into her Easter basket.
"After reading them, I was appointed as the women's
commission co-chairwoman, and I wrote to Eve Ensler.
and asked her if I could direct the initiative here,"
Then, in November, Planned Parenthood and "Self
Magazine" sent Williams and about 100 other student
directors and producers from across the country to New
York for a workshop on the monologues with Ensler.
According to The Vagina Monologues Website, Ensler,
an award-winning playwright, poet, activist and screen-
writer, wrote the monologues after interviewing more than
600 women about how they felt about their vaginas. From
those interviews, 18 monologues emerged.
Ensler has been performing the monologues across the
country Ifor the past three years. In 1998, the New York
production starred actresses such as Susan Sarandon,
Winona Ryder and Whoopi Goldberg.
Last year, Ensler donated the rights to her show to a
number of universities, provided they perform it on Valen-
tine's Day, which Ensler dubbed "V-Day;" and donate the
proceeds to a woman-oriented charity. This year, more than
150, colleges and universities across the nation are partici-
pating, Williams said in a written statement.
In addition to Valentine's Day, "the V stands for vagi-
na, violence and voices,"she said.
According to the Website wwweminist.(coin, V-Day
demands that "Rape, childhood sexual abuse, battery,
and genital mutilation must end now." Also, Valentine's
Day was chosen as V-Day, "to celebrate women and end
The performance here at the University involves 20
different females including students, graduate students
The monologues vary discuss issues such as the rape of
a Bosnian refugee, to how a 6-year-old would describe her
vagina, to an in-depth description of moaning by a domina-
LSA sophomore Kym Stewart said she got involved with
the monologues because she wanted to challenge herself.
"In order to play my role, I had to do a lot of research
on Bosnia and rape victims. If I portrayed the victim cor-
rectly, I would convey my message;" Stewart said.
Admission to the Vagina Monologues is free, although
donations are being accepted that will be given to Safe-
house and Father Pat's - both shelters for women escap-
ing abusive relationships.
Tonight's show will be at 8 p.m. in the Pendleton
Room of the Michigan Union.
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$3,763 for a 1985 Chevy Blazer, also
given to Crawford.
The University reopened its investi-
gation last week when the Seattle
paper came out with new information
about the possibility of additional gifts
that Henthorn gave to Crawford.
The University and the NCAA sent
officials to Seattle, and when the inves-
tigation concludes, the University will
submit its findings to an NCAA
enforcement committee to decide
Crawford is scheduled to return for
the Feb. 24 game against Purdue.
Lisa Dehom, a consultant for the
NCAA who deals with amateurism,
said the NCAA could find more viola-
tions against Crawford if it deems so
based on the new details, as every case
Details also emerged on how the rela-
tionship between Henthorn and Craw-
ford began at a community center in
Seattle, where Crawford participated in
a late night basketball program.
The head of the center, Timothy
McGee, introduced several other stu-
dents and basketball players to Hen-
Skinner described McGee as "an
unsung hero of the community," who
helped a lot of kids with school and
life troubles. Skinner said she knew of
at least four other people other than
Crawford who had received tutoring
help from Henthorn.
Henthorn "met people through word-
of-mouth referrals," Skinner said. "Kids
that needed help in school with low
SAT scores -he helped them."
Skinner said she has not been con-
tacted by the University or the NCAA
in recent weeks to discuss her side of
She also denies that Henthorn is any
form of an agent. She maintains that
she asked Henthorn to take over as a
"This is crazy, it's ludicrous. I would
have legitimately bounded if I thought
it had to be that way," Skinner said.
Crawford sat on the Michigan bench
yesterday, for the fourth straight game,
and watched his team continue its los-
Crawford said he would not com-
ment on the latest details in the case.
Former Michigan standout Robert
Traylor has been in contact with Craw-
ford, and came to the game yesterday
to give him advice.
"I basically told him that no matter
what the situation is to keep doing the
right things," Traylor said. "To me it's
a bad situation, you can't fault him for
something he did in ninth or tenth
grade. I don't think it has anything to
do with college basketball. I don't see
how they can fault that.
"He can't afford to have people dis-
couraging him and make him feel like
he doesn't belong at Michigan."
Movie director and New York
Knicks fanatic Spike Lee also came to
the Michigan basketball game also
yesterday and was unhappy not to see
"I didn't get to see the player I want-
ed to see," Lee said. "The NCAA is
extorting the student athlete."
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