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Doctors, patients
encourage e-mail
.A study conducted by the University
I alth System found that 70 percent of
ets surveyed said they would like
tedcommunicate with their doctors via
e-mail. Of the 75 physicians' surveyed,
8Mspercent said they thought e-mail was
aigdat way to answer patients' non-
urgent medical questions.
:-The University and the Ann Arbor
Veterans Affairs Hospital will now
evaluate a specially designed e-mail
systemn designed for communication
batvueen physicians and patients. The
tem, known as Electronic
saging, Advice and Information
lAnk;: allows patients to communicate
with their doctors regarding appoint-
ment times, referrals, prescription
renewals and general health questions.
PThe EMAIL study, directed by med-
icglidoctors David Stern and Steven
Katz from the University's Department
of Internal Medicine, are encouraging
aLresident physicians to participate in
study group.
fotein cells may
win cancer battle
A five year, $10 million project at the
Uniyersity's Comprehensive Cancer
Center will study genes and proteins in
t'uer.cells taken from cancer patients in
order to find characteristics that can dis-
tinguish deadly forms from less malig-
ngntfbrms. The research will focus first
colon, lung and ovarian cancers and
theh eventually on breast, prostate and
childhood cancers.
Th medical, computer, chemistry
aftiitiformation specialists involved in
ti:4 ffort will be led by University pedi-
atric oncology professor Samir Hanash.
leihrmation compiled from the study
will help establish a better way to classi-
fv~ifnors and predict which ones will be
n'tt dangerous. This molecular
*iaich to cancer research was made
possible due to recent computerized
technology, cooperation of hospitals to
save =and study tumor tissue and
advapces in protein and DNA studies.
Pitt researchers
find link between
B4ohol, nicotine
e University of Pittsburgh is con-
d iefrig a study to further understand why
a-lateinumber of college students smoke
iik&e igarettes when they are drinking.
Professor of psychiatry, psychology
andepidemiology Kenneth Perkins, who
is lading the study, said he thinks that
on of the reasons drinking sparks nico-
ti4cavin is because alcohol dampens
the effects of nicotine so smokers smoke
ri66 to get a more sufficient "buzz."
*is said smoking may feel better
vhv&ie combined with drinking because
akfWhl distorts arousal levels.
Another study conducted by Perkins
f6ukid that the more cigarettes reduced
tfietfis sedative feelings, the more they
resonded to alcohol. He also found
that women responded less to alcohol
the more cigarettes they smoked.
5 Peins hopes to eventually develop a
tiii ent to help people quit smoking.

Slide show


By Tiffany Maggard
For the Daily
Brilliant sunsets and exotic flowers are far from
what most people associate with Iraq. But een
University Prof. William Thomson refers to the war
scarred country as "a typical, interesting and exotic
travel destination."
Last night Thomson hosted "Images of Iraq.~ a
multimedia slide show at the First Presbvte an
Church located on Washtenaw Avenue.
The award-winning photographer and professor of
psychology at the University's Dearborn campus pre-
sented images of a beautiful Iraq, which were pro-
jected on to the screen while soft, graceful music
played in the background.
Iraq's gold-gilded temples and multi-colored mosa-
ic buildings showed no physical evidence of the Lut-
moil the country underwent during and afterthe Gulf
War several years ago.
"One of the things that surprised me u ho
friendly the Iraqi people are. In fact, I've traveled all
over the world and they are the friendliest people I ' e
ever met," Thomson said to the group of about 40 last
But the first of Thomson's slides touched only the
surface of life in Iraq. The next segment of the show
revealed a country that was far from happy.
Children were pictured in hospital beds, dying of
malnutrition, chronic diarrhea, ammonia, birth
defects and injuries from bombings.
"Children come into the hospitals for treatment,"
Thomson said, "but primarily, most of them come to
One child, Mustata Saleh, told Thomson that one of
his greatest concerns was that "his hand looks funny
because he is missing two fingers" Saleh is a victim
of recent U.S. bombings in Iraq.
The United States has been bombing Ira since
December 1998. Thomson said the goxern men s
motivation is ambiguous, but the grave situation in
Iraq is the result of sanctions imposed on Iraq by the
United States and the United Nations.
These sanctions include restrictions that prohibit
Iraq's import of common objects like household
cleaners and pencil leads that can be used to fabricate
military warfare, he said.
Unfortunately, the lack of various commodities in
Iraq due to the economic sanctions has produced
impossible living conditions for many, Thomson
explained as he showed his photographs. Children are

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mOitiaiO," ThOisn sa.id "B I Cran y hikha..
it's a forml of go\vrn-t controo"
Seveial people whto atltended hast night1s s"mia
ar~e working 1(' stop the U1.. ancWtit ns0 nn ra tou
the Nationa' (ranizatior (n Crence of iraq, w hich
will take place this weckend an rampus.
Recen U. niversity alum Deana Raibiah, who is
Iraqji-AmiCan. ii, is V0ne of this weeken s 01rgaizers
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"For the past couple of years,
activism has been escalating,"
Youmans said.
Some of the leaders who will
participate in the conference are
U.S. Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Ann
Arbor), Former Ambassador to Iraq
Edward Peck and Phyllis Bennis
from the Institute for Policy
Studies in Washington, D.C.

"Basical Iy it s1 a gaierng of
people who have been acti cn the
anti-sanctions inovemet rod
the country," said event orgamzer
William Thomson. a psychology
professor at th lj niversitvs
Dearborn campus
Activists, policy makers and
Iraqi refugees plan to attend the
conference, which is ree and open
to the public.
The three-day event willcuude
lectures, media and lobbying wok

shops panels anid a scring~iI ill a
doci.umen 1try on Iraq ~tild, "Th
Silen WeaC~poil
"We1 wanit to put1 pressure 0n 1 ur
goveCrnm1en11 anid the Uilted Naitilns
tend the seize of lriq " I t 111and
said I
ile anal of tile 0onfeence 1s to
milizeC the coimmuniuty to be
inv1ol ved in the mnovemewnt, Rabiah
"The aim is action, not just
demiands or wsords L Lormand sad.


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GOP aims to

br-deer crashes
dccur more often
r end of year
o#. John Engler has designated
tferas Michigan Deer Crash
Safety Month due to the thousands of
leer-yehicle crashes in the state. The
Michigan Deer Crash Safety Coalition
d 'rmined that deer crashes occur
.frequently during October,
November and December.
The number of deer-vehicle crashes
4998 was 6,380 -down from 6,642
t'997. Of the 6,380 crashes, 1,308
pccurred in Washtenaw County alone.
,'he crash data compiled by the State of
vichigan Department of Public Safety
tated that the greatest number of deer
cmses occur in early morning or late
t e coalition warns drivers not to
erve out of a lane to avoid a deer,
oting it is generally safer to hit the
der than run off the road or hit anoth-
r motorist.
- Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
Risa Berrin.

Republicans are working
to license and restrict s
pornography shops by
down on Sundays and ho
10 p.m. and requiring hea
The proposal also wot
who is under 21 years ol
adult businesses. Curr
who is 18 can enter.
The restrictions and
would apply to any busin
least 10 percent of its a
from "sexually orientedr
vices." Any facility that"
of high-risk sexual cont
strip club, also would be
health inspections.
House Speaker Chuck
Kalamazoo Twp.) said t
are needed to help loca
control pornography. He
show that sex-related c
and property values are
adult businesses.
"Unfortunately, while
can somewhat restrict lo
entertainment businesse
to curtail other activities
ny such establishments,'
Some Republican le
they support the propo
moral objections to porn
"Sometimes I think w
phy as a victimless cri
Paul DeWeese (R-Wi
think pornography hast

stores, Ci
State House awaken the darker urges ofpeatory
on legislation behavior, especialy anon men
trip clubs and Johnnie Haddad, m
shutting them Booby Trap Lounge i De h
lidavs and after strip bar already is regu
lth inspections. state liquor inspectors a
uld ban anyone often come in to cea-
d from entering ity. He said the bm ou ldn'toe es ifinabuM -
~ently, anyone ness if it had to closeafe10p.
"That's mostly he b
state licensing ness. We hardl do a bus
ess that gets at that time," he said
innual revenue Jack Srmtih, who lrk at Potg
nmaterial or ser- Street Adult Bookstorein
"may be a site also worries ab te 1 n
act;' such as a of operation, as w .
subject to state tomers who are ba n
years old. He sad ta
Perricone (R- ing wrong to reqire s e
he restrictions "We're just le an1 gr
ul governments any retail business in ton"hsad"e
said statistics pay taxes and we keep the budm
rime is higher The bills have yet to be itod
lower around and the proposals cod chane
Perricone said IlouS epulan
local zoning lawyers are examinn ree se ch
cations of adult issues in anticipatoo tienUOUS
s, it does little amounts of iia ron rom o of
that accompa- adult businesses.
he said. First Amendment iucr Len
egislators said Niehoff of Ann Arbor sad an i a
sal because of particular type of business cone is
ography. singled out, it raises concemabout
e see pornogra- violations of free spech. II sa ile
me' said Rep. restrictions may be valid, but they are
lliamston). "I better left for local communities to
the capacity to resolve.

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