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LOCAL/STATE

The hn Diy Tuesda, October 19.1999'- 3

CRIME
DPS issues 2
minors with
alcohol violations
Two unrelated citations for Minors in
Possession of alcohol were issued early
Friday morning, Department of Public
Safety reports stated.
The first subject was found intoxi-
cated at Couzens Residence Hall and
cited for refusing to take a breathalyzer
test. The second subject was cited at
Mary Markley Residence Hall. Both
subjects were transported to the
University Hospitals emergency room
for unexplained reasons, DPS reported.
Subjects cited for
marijuana use
Three male subjects were charged
with violation of controlled substances
early Monday morning when they were
caught entering Nichols Arboretum
with marijuana, DPS reports stated.
Two other suspects were also cited
for smoking marijuana a few hoursI
later at South Quad Residence Hall.
DPS reports said all five subjects were
released pending warrant authoriza-
tion. There was no indication that the
incidents were related.
Subject treated
for ferret bite
A subject was taken to the University
Hospitals' emergency room on Saturday
afternoon after being bitten by a ferret.
,The incident occurred in Van Buren
*Township, DPS reports state.
DPS officers are collecting more
information on the incident.
Alcohol stolen
from League
DPS reports state that an unknown
amount of alcohol was stolen from a
cooler in the Michigan League basement
Saturday morning. The theft was reported
by the food and beverage manager at the
League. A report was filed and there are
no suspects in the case, DPS reports state.
Photocopied bill
used to pay driver
A delivery person from Maize and
Blue deli was given a counterfeit S5 bill
when making a delivery to Mary
Markley Residence Hall on Sunday.
*Upon returning to the deli, the driver
noted the bill to be a photocopy, DPS
reported.
A suspect was interviewed and
released pending further investigation,
DPS reports state.
Masturbator caught
at Nickels Arcade
A male subject was seen masturbat-
Sing by the Nickels Arcade on StateI
Street early Monday morning, DPS
reports state. Because the Ann Arbor;
Police Department did not have an avail-
able unit, DPS reported that the suspect
was interviewed and released at the .
scene, pending warrant authorization.
Huron River
phone damaged
DPS officers received a call Saturday
1-vening that the emergency phone in the
Nichols Arboretum had been damaged.
DPS reported that an investigation
proed that it was an emergency phone
''by the Huron River that was damaged,

not the telephone in the Arb.
There are no suspects in the incident.
USA Today paper
box knocked over
A USA Today paper box had been
knocked over Sunday, DPS reports state.
Upon fixing the box, officers discov-
ered that the door on the box would not
lock and the money box was accessible.
Panhandlers seen
outside West Hall
DPS officers responded to reports of
panhandlers soliciting by the West Hall
"Arch Thursday afternoon. No report
was filed, reports stated, because the
panhandlers were collecting donations
for Mott Childrens Hospital.
Compiled bv Dlaili StaffReporter
David Entders.

'U'

prof. remembered as dedicated, loyal

By Jeremy W. Peters
Dl"l "ta ..Reporter
University political science Prof.
Emeritus and former Nixon administra-
tion aide George Grassmuck died Oct.
10 after a long battle with prostate can-
cer. le was 80.
"I'd like him to be remembered as a
professor who had a great deal of loyal-
ty to the institution and his students"
said his widow, Barbara.
Political science Prof John Campbell
said he also has fond memories of
Grassmuck. "He was a terrific guy ...
someone whom I had a great deal of
respect and affection for," Campbell said.

Grassmuck, who taught at the
University for 33 years, had a distin-
guished career as a
political scientist
that at times led
him into the nation-
al spotlight.
Many of the pro-
fessor's accom-
plishments can be
linked to his close
professional rela-
tionship with for-
mer President Grassmuck
Richard Nixon.
In 1960, Grassmuck took leave from

the iniversiv to asst in then-'iee
President Nixon's presidentia cam-
paign against John F Kennedy Nixon
once said of Grassmuck that is "great
energy and quick intellect have been
major assets to my staf."
Ie had a great deal of respect for
Kennedy and there was naturally some
disappointment with the loss." Barbara
Grassmuck sud of her husband's
involvememt wt ih Nixon.
In 1969, Girassmuck again leti the
University to serve in the newly elected
Nixon administration as special assistant
for international affairs to Robert Finch,
the Secretary of the Department of

IIlhh Education and \We~ue \t tha
po',. (irassmuck anal\ ed. re-structured
and coorninated the diepartmcns ti
I. pun [inch's promotion .1 counscor
to President Nixon. (rassmuck became
the Executix e Assstant to the frmer
Secretary. There, his duties included act-
ing as the counselor's representatme on
the Domestic (ouncil and asisting mi the
preparation ot President i t progrm s.
Mrs(iGra-ssmuck said despite all the
negatix e publiciy surrounding the-N i xn
administration, she and her husband.
"nexer saw the political side of Nixon a
demonstrated mi the Watergate tapes"
She recalled a story in xinch her husr

hand ad Pat Nixon coordinted an aid
caimign to help x icims of a devastat-
img eamhquake in Peru
"Presient and M1rs Nixon were very
kind.. .wxarm people, Barabara
Girassmnck said.
lIe returned to the tniversity in 1972
and resumed his professorial duties
until his retirement in 1990. Upon his
retirement, the University Board of
Regents honored (irassmuck with the
distinction of Professor Emeritus.
His widow said she thinks his friends
and relatives w ill remember his "wry
sense of humor" and his loyalty to
Michigan football above all else.

Tree-huggers

Student admitted to
hospital for meningitis tests

From staff reports
A female student in Bursley Residence Hall was admitted to
University Hospitals yesterday to be tested for meningitis,
according to University officials.
"A student of the University of Michigan residing in Bursley
Hall was admitted to the (University) Hospitals (yesterday) with
probable viral meningitis, which is not highly contagious",
according to a joint statement last night from Cary Engelberg,
section chief of Infectious Diseases for Internal Medicine
Department of the Medical School and Robert Winfield. inter-
im director of University Health Service.
Meningitis is an illness that affects the brain and spinal cord,
symptoms can include fever, serve headache, stiff neck, sensi-
tivity to light, drowsiness, nausea or vomiting.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Website, viral meningitis is caused by a variety of viruses,
including herpes virus and mumps virus. Viral or aseptic
meningitis is rarely fatal and symptoms move into submission
within seven to 10 days.
Bacterial or meningococcal meningitis, according to infor-
mation from the UHS Website, has similar symptoms and also
may cause a rash of small dots that do not change color when
pressure is applied.
Bacterial meningitis, caused by the meningococcal bacteria,
is spread by the sharing of bodily fluids, sharing cigarettes or
beverage containers or coughing or sneezing.

All available testing at this time is negative for meningococ-
cal meningitis, and confirmatory testing should be completed
within 24 hours. At this time we do not expect to isolate a bac-
terial germ as the cause of this individual's illness. Although we
do not anticipate the need, if meningococcal is isolated, there
would be ample time to institute antibiotic prophylaxis of close
contacts," according to the written statement.
Tests for viral meningitis include laboratory tests of spinal
fluid, taken during a spinal tap.
If the female student tests positive for meningococcal menin-
gitis, preventive antibiotics will be made available to any stu-
dent who may have been in contact with the student, University
spokesperson Julie Peterson said.
The virus that causes v iral meningitis is contagious, but more
infected persons do not show symptoms. Fewer than one in
every 1,000 persons infected will develop meningitis, according
to the Center for Disease Control Website.
College campuses across the nation have been on alert .for
meningitis outbreaks following the ABC news magazine 20120
aired a special on the disease in September.
Nearly two weeks ago a Michigan State University student in
Wilson Residence Hall was diagnosed with bacterial meningi-
tis.
There have been no reported cases of bacterial meningitis at
the University since October 1995, according to the UHS
Website.

JESSICA JOHNSON/Daily
SNRE senior Peter Rose-Molina estimates the girth of a tree near the
Chemistry Building yesterday as part of an assignment to find the average
tree-trunk size on campus.
Regents tohonor
Nobel Prize winner

Caucus will allow mail-in votes

LANSING (AP)- Michigan voters
who want to select a Democratic presi-
dential candidate will be able to vote by
mail for the first time next year.
The move is intended to make it eas-
ier for people to participate in a race
expected to pit Vice President Al Gore
against former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley,
Michigan Democratic Chair Mark
Brewer said yesterday.
That's not the only change voters will
see when the party holds its presidential
caucus on March I1, 2000.

For the first time, Michigan
Democrats will hold an Iowa-style cau-
cus, with everyone voting at once. In
the past, voters simply showed up at the
caucus site between 10 a.im. and 4 p.m.,
marked a ballot and left.
The I1I a.m. Saturday caucus meet-
ings could take up to two hours next
spring, Brewer said. The meetings will
include speeches by Democratic candi-
dates and other efforts to energize
Democratic voters. At least one caucus
meeting is expected to be held in each

county, with some counties having
more.
"What we're looking for is more
participation on caucus day," Brewer
said.
In 1996, 7,000 to 8,000 votes were
cast in the Democratic caucus when
President Clinton was the only candi-
date on the ballot.
But Brewer said he expects tens of
thousands could vote next year, espe-
cially if earlier contests don't make
Gore or Bradley the clear winner.

Regents also to
address financial status
of the University
By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
Although the University Board of
Regents have a full agenda scheduled
for their monthly meetings Thursday
and Friday, Regent Olivia Maynard (D-
Goodrich) said she is gearing up for a
visit from Martinus Veltman, the
University physics professor emeritus
who was awarded the Nobel Prize for
physics last week.
"I feel so honored that I will be in the
same room with a man that has con-
tributed so much to the world,"
Maynard said.
Last week, the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences in Stockholm
awarded Veltman a Nobel Prize for his
work on his particle physics theory.
The regents are expected to honor
Veltman with a special commendation
for his accomplishment.
Although most of his work was com-
pleted between 1969 and 1971 while at
the University of Utrecht in the
Netherlands, Veltman was a physics
professor at the University from 1981
until 1997, where he specialized in
applied physics.
Veltman is scheduled to speak at a
press conference tomorrow in West
Hall and is planning to give a public
lecture Friday at 3 p.m. in Room 1800
of the Chemistry Building.
Maynard said everyone at the
University should be proud of
Veltman's achievements.
"To me, it is one of the more exciting
honors for a university" she said.
Veltman's findings have enabled
scientists to predict mathematically
properties of sub-atomic particles that
compose all matter in the universe and
the forces that hold these particles

together.
On Thursday, the regents will meet
at the Harding Mott University
Center on the University's Flint
Campus. Twice a year, the regents
meet at the University's two satellite
campuses.
In May, the regents gathered at the
Fair Lane Estate - the home of
Henry Ford - on the Dearborn cam-
pus.
Maynard, who works near the Flint
campus, said these gatherings are a way
for the regents and those working on
the Ann Arbor campus to see first hand
what is happening at the satellite cam-
puses.
But these annual visits are not
enough, Maynard said. "As regents, we
should spend more time at the regional
campuses," she said.
The regents will return to Ann Arbor
for the meeting's continuation set for
Friday morning in the Fleming
Administration Building's Regents
Room.
In other regental agenda items,
University Chief Financial Officer
Robert Kasdin is scheduled to present
the University's annual report of invest-
ments.
Kasdin said the market value of the
University's financial assets as of June
30 was S4 billion, which are invested in
four separate pools.
The largest pool, valued at nearly S3
billion, is composed of the
University's long term portfolio, the
majority of which is the University's
endowment.
Kasdin said the long term portfolio
- which includes financial aid and
faculty salary support - makes up
about 72 percent of the University's
total financial assets.
"The critical notion is that we invest
our long term portfolio for the long
term, not to maximize our portfolio in
any one year" Kasdin said.

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STUD IS VERY EXCITING,
BUT I'M GOING BACK
TO MY ROOM TO
CHECK MY EMAIL: '

Correction:
Brian Mullins and Shawn Mullins do not write music together. This was incorrectly reported in Friday and Monday's editions of the Daily.
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