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BANDS back in terms of musical tastes than
Continued fromPage51Detroit, where he's used to playing.
Contnuedfro Pag 5BUnger aaid the atmosphere haa varied
"There's so much good talent that's throughout the different campuses,
not recognized. You have to have ranging from 1500 people on Friday
money," Ramadan said. Lott added that night shows to 40 people on nights like
in such a commercial industry as today's the one in the U-club.
music business, there are "a lot of "It all balances out, though," Unger
unsung heroes" that can only be discov- said, providing another perspective.
ered with support of events such as this "When people are drunk and trying to
tour. get laid, they can't really focus on what
Pianist Ben 'onas of amb. who e're handing out or saving," he said,
organized engith Messenger the main focus of the tour is to
Records by contacting the mix of lcal get out there and communicate with
bands and lending most of his equip- bands and students about self-promo-
ment to the musicians, said that -he tion.
University does not help much in tens Messenger Records has also released
of supporing live music. a compiion"rlbum inncojncin
"The U frowns y u ch withthouri "Wouldn'I Be
as this because hy -ik smpnies B htTs: sip syricS
will try to setrfis off iTudens;' <7,_ nd msic ofn Adam Elk's track, "No
Yonas. "But the reason for the event is One Gives a Damn (AboutYifur Band '
self-promotion, to help local music" is iot only te tour mon o, bit can he
Yonas added thtteU, we s An sad to b hrceitco h opl-
Arbor, is "seruggbing fo nue: p-s a sf A n-fri s vreyf
orally forthe -.rmaz /hi-hop fusian ! ,.?e
":You car-'- _iefarnhe siiidstyin oCcai'n"a '"'w;iningand spoulting bcats
school," said the Schoni of Music and of rock And po to the arongof folk
Economics senior, voi cg C pints lrics pic or7yic, the coimpilation
on the lack of %opp jmmities the U pro- alum serves'as an appr priatE'comLe:i?-
vides. "The U-Club has horiTe ment to the tour.
acoustics, hut it's the only place we Variety is the goal, with no single
could have the concert. Also, the lackof track framed for destiny as a hit. Chis
a bar thing is also Yonas said of Whtlev, whose Messengeralu old
the policies on alcohel in University mor C; piestan his Sonyalbur, also
buildings afer 8pr, s ggsting It a live recording frm the
would be a;mach busier a=Mospe if mki ttig Factoryin NYC. The album
students of age could get a dnnk or two opens with an intro from Timothy
while listening to the bands. "Speed- Levitch, blurting out sarcasm
Cowal also added that colege towns tingled with foodfor thought, such as "I
seem to like listenng to "anythig you just want to be the grandeur ofall onni-
can drink beer to" saying that Ann scut uselessness in this society gone
Arbor also seems to be a bit more laid mad withcon"e
Gathered from the response at the U-
Club the Sunday evening before
Thanksgiving break, U students as both
RTRO THR EADS musicians and audience members seem
to think that the "No OneGivesaDa n
A E. About Your Baad" tour and its message
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.ethet. Movies of the Decade - #2
DetsLinked to Medical Errors -
Stephen King's story finds Redemp

tion' as classic film

Washington Post
As many as 98,000 Americans die
unnecessarily every year from medical.
mistakes made by physicians, pharma-
cists and other health care professionals,
according to an independent report
released vesterday that calls for a major
SverahSn of bow the nation addresses
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experts said the prestige of the National
Academy of Sciences, and in particular its
specific proposal to create a federal office
to oversee medical accident trends and
devise strategies for prevention, could
spur real change.
"There's not a controversy here," said
David Eddy, a senior adviser to the
Pasadena-based health maintance orga-.
nization Kaiser Permanente Southern
California and an expest in evidence-
based medicine. "It's an ideal opprtuty
to increase quality and decrease costs."
Me dlcaerrors can range from a si-
pIe misc1mmunication about a drug's
name a telephone call between a
do r anda nurse to the erroneous pro-
grammng of a complex medical deice
at the end of a busy hospital night shift.
They :inc_'?ude wrong diagnoses fr-:
mislabeled Mood tubes,mistak treat-
ments because of poorly labeled drugs,
improperdosing becauseoffaalty caleu-
lations and a simple lack ofcomunica-
tion as a patiesnt gets passed from one
providerrto the next.
To address the wide range of prob-
lemsthe report calls for -ana t fed-
eral reporttng requirements for serious
medical accidents. And it calls upon
Congess tocreate and fund a nin
patient safety center -within the
Department of Health and Human
Services, which would be charged with
developng better systems for tracking
and preventing patient injuries.
The report also suggests that minor
medical errors that have not resuted in
serious injuriesor death be colected in a
confidential database, not available for
public review. The hope is that by reduc-
ing health care provider'slegal expose
and the risk of lawsuits, doctors, hospi-
tals and others may be more open about
their errors, and thus give theation a
chance to learn from their mistakes.
"Safety is a cultural nater and unless
you create a cultural emiroment in
which it becomes safe to talk ab" errors
and near misses, you can't get to work on
the root causes of error," said Donakd M.
Berwick, a Harvard professor of health
care policy and president of the Institute

for Healthcare Improvement, a not-for-
profit educational and research organiza-
tion, who was one of 19 experts who
worked on the report.
. "You can't use-fear or blaming of indi-
viduals as a foundation for safety
improvement," Berwick said. "We want
to set up an environment where more
CiTors will be revealed."?
The report concltides that most errors
are not the result of flagrant recklessness
but occur because of the cumulative
opportunitles for huaneorIal arise
in today's complex medical system.
Most a~r mdicaion e r,7- wik
said. "People can get the wrong drug or
thec wrng dose, or they e. i_'02 $ief
w orit's gi ngn o the
Part of the problem is that many new
drg aesmlarnamie, whcar1es-
Shfused n -drarge y
vo rae handwrten
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poy nart be ehn g thQ ,,a tcas ben
FIDA has crested a "miedicalroers
group" with the explicit job ofprevent-
in iication errorshey aitetegien
new package designs and proposed
namaes for new drugs to mnake sure the
air not trao similar to existing ones. In
somre cases, companies are also address-
ing the problem, Hong said. Recent ads
in medical journals from the makers of
the arthritis drug Cellbo, for exmpe
warn doctors not to confuse their jwod-
uct with the anti-seizue drug Cerebyx or
the aniepesatCelexa.
Most serious mstaakes occur in busy
settings such as emergency rooms and
intensive care units, according to the
report. In some cases they occur because
medicines are kept in stock at concent-a
tions known to be toxic, when they p -
abNy should be stared in the diluted forms
in which they are intended to be given.

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By Laura Flyer
Daity Arts Witer
"These walls are funny. First you
hate them. Then you get used to
them. After time passes, you get so's
you depend on them."You can almost
see the actor who spends these thun-
derous yet indulgently simple phras-
es without even knowing for certain.
Who ele but Moan Freeman,
Nog here taking on the roe of Red the
exemplary inmate of Shawshank
prison. Red only grows wiser as the
time sweeps by through his inter-
minable stay in jail. Forty years
locked up can, as he learns, turn the
w aito an addictive drug where
coming "clean" seems frightening
and, in some cases, unbearable.
That is the central tesion in diec-
tor Frank Darabonts moving 1994
film, "The Shawshank Redemption"
Ellis Redding (Freeman), nicknamed
"Red" by his fellow inmates "maybe
because I'm Irish," narrates the film.
Freeman places his pars to some
degree in the background of a rore
auspicious character, Andy Dufresne
(Tim Robbins). Andy comes to rep-
resent the stitch of hope Red can
cling to when his impending "fear"
becomes an inevitability
"Te Shawshank Red e t"s
soaked in sentimentality and self-
righteous characters, but that's
acceptable, even en hisie, as the
lvr Hesses. In fact, the viewer,
bfraows the same internal crisis
Freemn points out: herejiect the
overdone hercism, then we start to
forget about it, until finally we
become so engaged in the actiondtt
we pray the film ifesnences unde
and unusurpable morality to new
heights.
Receiving the bulk of our cheers is
the fre vice-president fre of a large
Iortead, hMie bank, Andy
Dufse, who is wrongly convicton-
of having uderedhis wife and her
lover. He actually wanted to kil her,
but refrained at the last moment. His
weakness of character here is forgiv-
able, only because we learn that it is
a very brief lapse of judgment on his
part. He is sent to Shawshank with
two consecutive life sentences under
his belt.
Andy refuses to mope around his
cell and let his soul harden in jail
Instead, he progresses through vari-
ous stages of projects, from recon-
structing the prison library to usig
his business expertise to advise and
consequently appease the guards and
warden. Finally, of course, because
what prison movie would be com
pete without it, he devises a phito
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Tia Robins dewa ftmiess pnifu-nce as Andy Duftesne, a banker wrongly accused of killing his wife, In "The Shawshank Redmption."

escape.
More than just any old hardwork-
ing do-it-yourselfer, Andy becomes a
messianic icon in the prison, which
is, as Red ruefully smirks, "full of
innocents-" His profound yet inno-
cent nature makes him stand out
from the rest of the louses, and even
the non-louses, the ones who really
are good people.
Red's strategy for keeping occu-
pied in Shawshank is to obtain what-
ever "black market" items the
inmates desire, even the Rita
Heyworth poster requested by Andy.

He's proud of his gopher job and of
the revered reputation it has built up
for him over the years as a result, He
says himself, "Yes sir, I'm : regular
Sears & Roebuck."
Both Robbs and Freeman give
nearly infallible performances in
"The Shawshank Redemption." Their
dialogue may reek of statements that
make that of Moses to his people
seem unassuming, but it's all part of
the pseudo-grandeur in this filar, a
grandeur veins us over inexorably.
Besides, the actors and director are
so spellbinding here they rarely

remind us of it anyway.
Certain mome.pts in the film are
undeniably touching, particularly the
few instances Andy risks being
caught for disobedient acts. He's a
quixotic hero for being the guy who
does nothing for himself, which
seems ludicrous in a prison where
people routinely have to deal with
misfortune and discomfort. When
Andy gives financial advice to a
menacing guard, he asks in return for
beers for his buddies. Not that Andy
himself drinks any of it, though; he
gave up drinking after entering

pmson.
When a shipment of books and
records arrive because of Andy's
grant request, he manages to hustle a
Mozart opera over the loudspeakers.
The inmates, outside at recess, come
to a standstill and silently imbibe the
most melodious sounds they've
heard in years. The guards have to
break through the glass pane on the
door to stop Andy from playing that
record.
At its minimum, "Shawshank" has
some beautiful sights to offer us,
even during its bleakest of moments.

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