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- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 30, 1999

NATION/WORLD

Yeltsin hospitalized
with pneumonia

MOSCOW (AP) - Boris Yeltsin was
'ospitalized yesterday with what doc-
3rs suspect is pneumonia, the latest
sickness to beset the often ailing 68-
ear-old Russian president.
Yeltsin had fallen ill with what aides
escribed as bronchitis last Thursday
nd was convalescing at his country
esidence outside Moscow. After exam-
ining the president at home yesterday
is doctors suspected he had pneumo-
Aia and decided to hospitalize him, the
Kremlin said.
He was taken to the Central Clinical
-lospital in Moscow for examination
id treatment.
Spokesperson Dmitry Yakushkin
old the Echo Moscow radio station
hat Yeltsin would cortinue working
while in the hospital, maintaining a
"partial workload." The president
will be hospitalized for about a week,
and still plans to meet with Ukrainian
President Leonid Kuchma on Dec. 6,
Yakushkin said.
Weltsin has been hospitalized several
times in the past three years, usually

with respiratory infections, including
twice for pneumonia in 1997 and 1998.
The Kremlin tends to hospitalize the
ailing president at the first sign of ill-
ness.
Yeltsin underwent quintuple bypass
surgery in November 1996 and suffered
a bleeding ulcer earlier this year. The
president was hospitalized briefly last
month with the flu and a fever.
Russians have grown accustomed to
the president's illnesses and prolonged
absences from public view, and the lat-
est setback was not expected to have
much impact in Russia.
Even his opponents, who in the past
have seized on his illnesses to renew
calls for his ouster and to question his
fitness to govern, remained silent yes-
terday.
Yeltsin insists he is capable of per-
forming his duties and will stay in office
until his term ends in June, despite con-
cerns about his health. He was in much
better health this summer, making regu-
lar public appearances, but he often falls
ill with the onset of winter.

DIVESTMENT
Continued from Page 1
is indirectly supporting tobacco
through the University.
"The idea that this is coming clos-
er to me through (the University) is
disturbing to say the least," she said.
In a phone interview, Logue said col-
leges such as Harvard University, Johns
Hopkins University and Wayne State
University have already formed poli-
cies to refrain from investing in tobacco
companies.
Sporting a black sweatshirt with
the message, "For KIDS sake dump
the tobacco stocks," Douglas Kelley,
a retired staff member from Flint,
said the University should follow
suit.
"This University prides itself as
the Harvard of the Midwest. We
should note that Harvard divested
several years ago on the motion of
its med school," said Kelly, a mem-
ber of Educators for Tobacco-Free
Investments.
Rackham student Devra Coren said if
the University maintains its investments
it shows that students opinions aren't
valued.
The Michigan Student Assembly
approved a resolution in support of
divesting from tobacco stocks at their
Jan. 12 meeting.
"It shows that it is the bottom line
that really matters," Coren said.
Physics Prof. Martin Einhorn said he
thinks the University would benefit
from a set of criteria to determine what
stocks are appropriate for the

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STUDENTS WITH
CROHN'S ISEASE
OR ULCERATIVE
COLITIS
Please join
Dr. Ellen Zimmermann
Asst Professor of
Gastroenterology, U of M
for an informal discussion
of topics including:
*NUTRITLON
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eLATEST RESEARCH
Next meeting will be:
Tuesday, Feb 23 1999
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
3406 Mason Hall
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Monthly meetings planned

"We should note
that Harvard
divested several
years ago on the
motion of its Med
school."
- Douglas Kelly
Retired University Staff Member
University to support.
"What the University does with
money is not value free. We need to come
up with principles on how to invest
funds;' Einhorn said.
Logue said the event allowed him
to be presented with new facets of
the issue.
Since the group's formation, the
members have met three times and
will convene once more this term and
next term. Logue said he hopes the
report of recommendations to the
regents will be completed during
Winter term.
An e-mail group, established by
the committee to field opinions
about the issue, has already received
more than 200 responses. Logue
said although there are no other pub-
lic forums planned, concerned com-
munity members are encouraged to
send their comments to
obacco@urnch. edi.
AWARENESS
Contined from Page 1
engage ourselves, the more progress
we'll be making towards solving it"
Gentlemen member and LSA first-
year student Dave Zohrob said he felt
the importance of AIDS awareness on
campus. "AIDS has become almost
passe. There's no humanity involved in
discussions. Its not important because
X number of people die, it's because
one of them could be your best friend
The Gentlemen began the evening
with a half-hour set of songs. "We
hope you enjoy the events (of AIDS
Awareness Week) and encourage you
to go to them," Humbracht said before
he introduced the a capella group
Amazin' Blue, that also performed for
a half hour.
"This shows the variety of things you
can come to for AIDS Awareness," said
LSA sophomore Bethany Killian from
her seat in the audience
The variety of activities can be found
posted across campus as well as online
by accessing ww unic.edt/-acad-
sawareness. The week's activities
include visits from Dr. Ruth
Westhimer and Mohammed Bilal, a
cast member from MTV's "The Real
World: San Francisco." The culmination
of the week will take place in the form
of a charity ball Saturday in the Union
Ballroom. Tickets will be sold for $10.
Money collected throughout the
week will be donated to Camp
Heartland, a Minnesota refuge for chil-
dren infected by HIV and AIDS. Saha
said they picked Camp Heartland
because it goes along with the World
AIDS Day theme of "Children and
Young People" and because "it's not
something for the future, but (we can
see the effects) right now."
AIDS Awareness Week continues
today when We Can Help will be col-
lecting non-perishable food items in the
Diag to donate to AIDS patients.
CFO
Continued from Page 1

is self sufficient and independent of the
University's overall budget.
"His experience not only will help
us with solutions to financial prob-
lems that exist in college sports but
it will also help develop a business
strategy for what we need to be
doing in the new millennium," Goss
said.
Before joining Captec, Winters
worked at the accounting firm of
Deloitte & Touche in Detroit and
the Southfield-based financial con-
sulting firm of Jay Alix and
Associates.
"I am extremely excited about join-
ing the athletic department and helping
shape its financial future," Winters said
in a written statement.
"While cost containment and a
long term facilities maintenance
plan will be challenges. I feel there
are tremendous opportunities to
strengthen the department's finan-
cial prospects."
Winters, a 1986 Business
Administration graduate, will start full
time in the position Dec. 6 at a salary of
$115,000.
"You can't do business the way
you've done business in the past,"
Madej said. "This has a lot more to do
withrwhat we plan on doing in the
future,"
- Daily Managing Sports Editor Rick
Fieman and The Associated Press
contributed to this report.

AROUND THE NATION

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r

Forum looks at HIV
in black community
LOS ANGELES - The day 31-
year-old Mark L. Briggs learned
that he tested positive for HIV, a
million thoughts flew through his
mind.
He imagined himself sick and feeble.
He imagined that his days of working
and bodybuilding were over.
Since the diagnosis in 1997, Briggs
has faithfully adhered to a daily regi-
men of medications -- a regimen that
he says is the reason those fears have
not been realized.
Today Briggs will share his expe-
rience with the nation in a satellite
teleconference on AIDS in the black
community. Surgeon General David
Satcher will be the host.
Billed as the largest World AIDS
Day event, the conference will elec-
tronically link speakers at five his-
torically black colleges and univer-
sities, including Charles R. Drew
University of Medicine and Science
in Los Angeles, and will'bc carried

over the World Wide Web at
www. blackcimiihies.comi.
The themes of the conference are
prevention, testing, and the availability
of effective treatments. Such treatments
are often underused in minority com-
munities.
George Magazine
naines new editor
NEW YORK - Frank Lalli, a veter-
an magazine executive, was named yes-
terday as John E Kennedy Jr.'s succes-
sor as editor in chief of the political
magazine George.
The appointment of the former man-
aging editor of Money magazine came
one month after Hachette Filippach
Magazines assumed full control oW
George by buying the 50 percent stake
it didn't already own from the Kennedy
family.
Kennedy's death in a plane crash in
July had raised questions about the
future of the magazine, which had been
struggling with lower advertising.

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Military faces exodus of enlisted women
WASHINGTON - Sylvia Azriel joined the Army this fall with the kind of
enthusiasm the brass loves to see in recruits: She thought the Army was a well-
organized, supportive place that would help her "find some purpose in my life"
Before two months of basic training were up, however, the Pensacola, Fla.,
woman was out the door, acknowledging that she couldn't adjust to military life.
"It was totally not what I expected," she said.
With recruiting in a deep slump, the Pentagon is pinning more and more of its
hopes on young women like Azriel -- without whom, top officials often say,
today's military simply could not function.
Yet year after year, women leave the services at higher rates than men, driven out
by injuries, family considerations, job opportunities and other causes, including a
sense that the military just isn't right for them. With the services' increasing depen-
dence on women, the early departures signal trouble for the Pentagon.
Women now account for 14 percent of active-duty personnel, up from 10 per-
cent a decade ago, and they make up 20 percent of new recruits.
The exodus is particularly unsettling for the Army: 47 percent of its enlisted
women are gone, either by choice or involuntarily, before the end of three years,
despite having signed up for terms averaging four years. The comparable attrition
rate for Army men is 28 percent.

AROUND THE WORLD
Russia continues to yesterday, civilians crawled out of base-
ment shelters to fetch water and try to
bombard Gronzy find food.
"It's like an endless lottery, with
GROZNY, Russia - Russian offi- death being the only stake. Every day
cials yesterday urged civilians hiding in brings new death," said Marzhan
basements beneath ruined homes in Khakimova, a 72-year-old woman liv
Grozny to flee the Chechen capital - a ing in a Grozny basement.
risky endeavor with Russian rockets
screaming relentlessly into the city. Castro opts not to
Federal forces showed no signs of W TO '
easing up raids on the breakaway goto X TO meeting
republic of Chechnya even as a top
international mediator held talks in HAVANA - President Fidel Castro
Moscow to arrange a visit to the repub- announced yesterday that he would not
lic. The Kremlin has dismissed interna- attend the World Trade Organization
tional criticism of its campaign in meeting in Seattle because he believed
Chechnya as meddling in Russia's U.S. officials would bar him from
internal affairs. entering the country.
The Russians have intensified their "I was certain that the State
bombardment of Grozny in the past Department would not grant me the
week, leaving hundreds dead or visa,' Castro wrote in a letter to Rep.,
wounded and destroying scores of Jim McDermott of Washington. The
buildings and homes. Russian officials government distributed a copy of the
estimate 50,000 civilians remain in the letter to foreign news agencies in Cuba
city, many of whom are old, infirm or yesterday afternoon.
lack transportation to leave.
In brief intervals between the strikes - Compiledfonm Daily wire reports.

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