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The Michigan Daily -IThursday, October 21, 1999 - 3A

Survey: Nation's
doctors do not
follow guidelines
Many doctors are not following
,tional guidelines that could help
entreat patients better, according to
a University study. Researchers, led by
pediatrician Michael Cabana, found
that doctors do not follow the guide-
lies because of lack of information,
time and willingness to change.
According to the study, the most com-
mon reason for not following recom-
meidations was physicians' lack of con-
fidence in following the guidelines. The
sttrdy reviewed 120 physicians' surveys
scientific papers in which doctors
,orted then biggest obstacles of knowl-
edge, attitudes and behavior that prevent
them from following the medical guide-
lines for specific diseases.
The study hopes to help physicians
anrdc patients make the best decisions
about health care. Cabana said this study
shbWuld not act as the basis for new guide-
lities, but should highlight implications
fat guideline developers to follow.
:S. students feel
more stress than
those in Japan
7"o-thirds of teens and young adults
in the U.S. say they feel stressed at least
one a week, according to a University
sPsychologist Harold Stevenson's
study of more than 8,000 high school
dents and students in their early 20s
also found that only one-third of
Japanese teens and young adults say
they feel stress at least once a week.
Aftd less than 10 percent of the
Japanese high school students said they
feel stress every day.
'The study, funded by the National
Science Foundation and the Grant
1=tundation, is part of a series of studies
nt'ucted during the past 18 years to
mine cross-national differences in
academic achievement.
Stevenson said that American stu-
dents experience greater amounts of
stress because of unclear goals provided
by their families and society. In con-
trast, Stevenson notes, Japanese students
have less stress because they know
larental and societal expectations.
American students were more likely
to'report aggressive and anxious behav-
r, according to the study. They were
so more likely to say they feel like
hting another person, destroying
sThiething or getting into a serious
argument with other students.
Website allows
children to search
Web with whales
" TheiUniversity'saSchool of
itformation recently aunched a new
Website for children. The site, called
Brea Search, provides middle school
students with an opportunity to develop
research tools while learning about
killer whales.
Kids follow five steps to become
Orca Searchers." Through this pro-
gtai, kids use web links to learn how to
&illect information about killer whales
and create their own research logs.
Nanobacteria may
prove life on Mars

esearchers at the University ofTexas
at'Austin have shed more light on a the-
Moswthat there is evidence of life in a
Mars meteorite. In 1996, NASA scien-
,tists found similarities between shapes
'n a Mars meteorite and pictures taken
hot springs minerals on Earth by UT
1geology Prof. Robert Folk.
Folk said his theories that the shapes
}in the pictures, which he called
~awbacteria, might be organic, was
mj ted because of, their size. But
recent research notes that smaller sizes
of life might be possible.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Risa Berrin.

College Dems hope to lure student voters
Caucus chair speaks at chapter meeting

By Yael Kohen
Daily Staff Reporter
To increase participation among students
throughout Michigan, state Democrats are set-
ting forth the Agenda Building Project, their
plan to bring students to the polls.
Democratic Caucus Chair Sen. Garv Peters
(D-Bloomfield Twp.) has been traveling to var-
ious campuses across the state to hear what
students think should be the major issues in the
state legislature.
Peters met with members of the College
Democrats campus chapter last night to dis-
cuss the Agenda Building Project and speak
with students about what they feel arc the most
pertinent issues for them.
"What do you think we should be doing as
Senate Democrats?," Peters asked the group
that had assembled last night in the Michigan
Room of the Michigan Union.
College Democrats members said they are
concerned with issues such as the new law
requiring a single address for voter registra-
tion, education funding, textbook sales tax,
abortion and the environment.
"[ think the biggest issue on campus right
now is education on the issues;' said College

Democrats Treasurer Molly Harris, an LSA
Many students are not informed about what
is going on out there, Harris said. adding that
think what Sen. Peters is doing is good
The campus chapter of the Colege
Democrats will work to coordinatc activities
with other activists and student groups on the
education campaign, said LSA senior Amanda
Beaumont, a Collec~e Democrats executive
board member.
Hopefully the group will be able to co-spon-
sor events, conduct teach-ins and promote out-
reach programs, she added.
After the Democrats lost their majority in
the state House of Representatives last year,
the Democratic Caucus has put forth efforts to
regain control in the upcoming 2000 elections.
"We hope to have control of the House:'
Peters said, adding that being a Democrat in
the state legislature right now is not the most
comfortable place to be.
The legislature doesn't really reflect the
opinions of the general public in the state,
Peters said.
After meeting with Michigan residents,
Peters said he found that many voters feel that

Democrats are losing touch ith the gram srootj,
commnunitv -
*-One :i-ea ue hamen-t done serv much u a
is students: Peters said, adding that aetumg
studients to the pols has been chalenging.
--I don't want this to be a one-time meetinm
Peters sad. Students vwho want to receive morei
inf ormation on x arious legislatise issues were'
encouraged to sign their names to a list so h
senator can keep t he m w el in?!rmed
Democratic candidates for Ann Arbor (it,
Council also werc present at v'esterda 's meet-
ing to reach out to student groups for help mIn
the Nov ember elections.
Candidates .lohn [liefttje <\\ard I). Parma
Yarkin (\\ard II). Larry Kestenbaum (\\itrd
IV) and ('hit's KoIb (\\ard V) atUended the"
All the candidates welcomed student ol u iv
teers to help distribute information and gather
support on campus. I,
"Student issues are local issues." Kol b said,
referring to the lack of attention paid to local
"I will welcome any students 1 can get" fbi-
the city council seat, Hielje said, adding that
student turnout is verV important.

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) spins the Cube in
Regents' Plaza after speaking at the College Democrats
meeting last night.

Engler announces Bush
state campaign leaders

Mini maestros

LANSING (AP) - The campaign to win
Michigan votes for Republican presidential candi-
date George W Bush has officially begun.
Gov. John Engler announced the members of
the Bush leadership team while formally kicking
off the Texas governor's Michigan campaign yes-
terday. A Bush campaign headquarters is set to
open in Lansing by Nov. 1.
Among those supporting Bush are Lt. Gov. Dick
Posthumus, Secretary of State Candice Miller,
U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham, all but one of the
state's GOP House members, 22 state senators and
44 state representatives. U.S. Rep. Nick Smith of
Addison backs magazine publisher Steve Forbes.
Engler -- who already has played a large part in
the Bush campaign as an adviser, fund-raiser and
political talk show stand-in - will chair the lead-
ership team.
"The best way we can serve Michigan today is
by getting a new (Republican) president in
Washington," he said. "I will do anything I can to
bring that about because I know what that means
to Michigan families."
Engler praised Bush for pushing through the two
biggest tax cuts in Texas history, making sure stu-
dents learn to read, reforming welfare and fighting
crime. "The election's going to be about vision,"
Engler said. "People are hungry for leadership"
Dennis Denno, spokesperson for the Michigan
Democratic Party, said Democrats welcome the
chance to debate Bush on the issues. "He has a

"He has a horrendous
record to defend.
- Dennis Denno
Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson
horrendous record to defend," on health care, edu-
cation and the environment, Denno said.
In Michigan and nationally, Bush leads other
Republicans in the race. His efforts were helped
yesterday when former American Red Cross
President Elizabeth Dole dropped her bid for the
GOP nomination. Engler said he would welcome
Dole supporters to the Bush campaign.
Michigan has moved up its Republican primary to
Feb. 22 and is expected to play a role in further whit-
tling the field of GOP candidates. Bush already has
made a few stops in the state, and U.S. Sen. John
McCain of Arizona spoke in Michigan three weeks
ago during his national campaign kickoff swing.
Republican candidates Steve Forbes, Gary
Bauer and Alan Keyes addressed party activists on
Mackinac Island last month during a GOP leader-
ship conference. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah also is
in the race.
Engler said he is taking nothing for granted
despite Bush's lead. "With all the success we've had
to date, we understand one thing: You win elections
vote by vote, precinct by precinct;' Engler said.

Senate Republicans

LANSING (AP) - As minority the use ofsamp
Democrats howled that they were being ulation, saying
ignored, a Senate committee approved count the hom
legislation yesterday to establish state other people
rules'for redrawing legislative and con- Democratic can
gressional districts. "We'll focus
"This is about politics;' protested Sen. a hard, accurat
Burton Leland (D-Detroit). "We will be behind and no
undercounted. We will be frozen out." Sen. Bill Schue
And Mark Brewer, chair of the Reapportionm
Michigan Democratic Party, said the "Samplingd
bills are unconstitutional and will be the count problem.
target of lawsuits if they are enacted. surveys actual
"Far from making this less political, more inaccurat
they have made it more political," The Republi
Brewer said of majority Republicans. tionment stand
"This is a lawyers' full-employment act." in past censuse
The partisan dispute focused on sur- draw district li
veying, or sampling, in an attempt to the 2000 censu
reach accurate population numbers in standards to be
the next census. Both state legislative get drawn.
and congressional districts are drawn Those stand
using census figures. that the popula
The Republican-sponsored bills call between distric
for using census head-counts to reach tricts, the U.S.c
population figures. Democrats urged populations mu

pling to estimate the pop-
Sonly sampling would
ieless, immigrants and
likely to support
in Michigan on having
e count, so nobody's left
body's frozen out," said
ette (R-Midland), Senate
ent Committee chair.
doesn't cure an under-
," he said. He said such
ly can make the count
can bills adopt reappor-
dards used by Michigan
s. They do not attempt to
ines - that will follow
us - but put in place the
e used when those lines
ards include permission
tion can vary 10 percent
ts. For congressional dis-
Supreme Court has ruled
ust be virtually identical.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center did not sponsor Andrea Cooper's presentation on rape
counseling. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
The University's primary financial institutions are National City and Bank One. The University is reviewing its
"- National City contract in relation to the M-Card profram. This was incorrectly reported in yesterday's Daily.
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