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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday. December 7, 1999-- 3

CRIME S
ictim robbed
t knifepoint
parking lot
The Department of Public Safety has
ed a crime alert after a person walk-
ing through the gravel parking lot at
1104 Palmer Dr. was robbed by a male
uspect carrying a four to six inch knife
ast Thursday.
DPS reports state the suspect and vic-
im were walking past each other when
he suspect requested the victim "give
im a dollar." The vctim observed the
nife and complied. The suspect then
lked away from the area.
DPS suggests that to avoid similar
tions, persons walking at night
hould "look assertive and be awar. of
heir surroundings and walk with
nother person when possible
Oman hits head
t residence hall
A female resident of Bursley
idence Hall was transported to the
ersity Hospital's emergency room
n Friday evening for a cut on the
cad, DPS reports state. The woman
as running through the hall when she
umped and hit her head on a door
rame.
an damages
op of car in
arking structure
man driving his car through the
arport at 1600 E. Medical Center
r. damaged the top of his vehicle
hrsday afternoon as a result of the
chicle being too tall, DPS reports
tate. The roof of the vehicle
eceived scratches from overhead
igns in the parking structure, and an
fficer provided the man with a
eport he could give to his insurance
pany.
ubject vomits
uing game
A male student was transported to
he University Hospitals emergency
oom after he was found outside
arkley Residence Hall early Friday
orning, according to DPS reports.
man was vomiting and officers
ght he may have been beaten by
ratemity members in a hazing ritual,
ut further investigation revealed that
e vomiting was a result of "running
tently" during a game of capture the
ag.
plicit e-mail
ent to 1,800
A arly 1,800 people on campus
e eived pornographic e-mail
aturday morning, DPS reports state.
person using a uniqname of an
ffice staffer in Angell Hall sent the
-mail to students and staff in the
opors program.
DPS traced the e-mail to an address
California but did not report having
ny suspects in the incident.
ubjects accused
trespassing
A- facilities manager in Mary
4Krkley Residence Hall reported two
ubjects roaming the building who did

not belong there," Friday morning,
)PS reports state.
An investigation of the tres-
assers by DPS determined that the
eport was unfounded and the sub-
cts were guests of a Markley resi-
Nalkman stolen,
narijuana found
A student in West Quad Residence
all reported having a walkman stolen
om their room Friday afternoon, DPS
ports sate.
Officers reporting to the scene
iled to find the walkman. While they
e on the scene, officers did report
g a bag of what appeared to be
arijuana.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Dave Enders.

Taubman school examines State Street

By Robert Gold
Daily Staff Reporter
For the past 14 months, some University stu-
dents and faculty have been looking at the
State Street area with a critical eye. It's not
because they think the area is in despair - it's
their job.
Since October, students and faculty from the
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the
School of Business Administration and the
School of Public Policy have researched possible
ways of improving the downtown State Street
area.
The University groups were recruited last
year by the State Street Area Association to
improve the "vitality" of the region, said Anne
Brooks, graduate student manager for the
School of Business Administration and an
Architecture and Urban Planning sophomore.

"We were hired to determine the best way to
spend their money," Brooks said. The project
is jointly funded by the University, the
Downtown Development Authority and
SSAA.
The University is in the process of conduct-
ing surveys and interviews to determine what
interested parties such as merchants, residents,
customers and property owners think of the
area.
Preliminary recommendations were presented
to the public, local merchants, the SSAA and DDA
earlier this year.
Suggestions included improved lighting and
increased signs for parking areas.
Students in the School of Public Policy partici-
pate via an "applied policy seminar," program
Director Steve Flores said.
Students "interviewed retail companies to see

what kind of environment would bring more stores
in to the area," Flores said.
SSAA President Karl Pobrt, a DDA mem-
ber, said the contributions of the study go
beyond policy recommendations.
"The University is stepping up to the plate:'
Pohrt said. "I think we're developing a real model
for positive behavior between the community and
the University"
One study recommendation has already pro-
duced discussion among city officials.
University researchers recommended convert-
ing all one way streets into two-way. These streets
include South State Street, Last Liberty Street,
North University Avenue, Maynard Street and
Thompson Street.
Pohrt, who owns Shaman Drum Bookshop,
said changing to two way traffic would be ben-
eficial.

"It is pedestrian friendly. It slows down tramf
fic," Pohrt said.
The DDA brought the issue before the Ann
Arbor city council last month. The council voted
unanimously last night to allow the city's public
services department to begin their own study of
the project.
"I need to verify it's a sound decision," City
Traffic Engineer Les Sipowski said.
"The conversion has to be studied by the traffic
engineering point of view and the safety point of
view" he said.
"We undersigned the bigger amount of con-
flict points, the bigger chances of crashes."
Council member Joe Upton (R-Ward II) said he
is grateful for the effort put into this project, but he
thinks council should look beyond the original
University-funded organization's recommenda-
tions.

We got rhythm

Bollinger to travel
to Sweden for
Nobel ceremonies

By Michael Grass
Daily Staff Reporter
University President Lee Bollinger
and his wife, Jean, are scheduled to
leave today for Stockholm to be the
invited guests of emeritus physics
Prof. Martinus Veltman, winner of the
1999 Nobel Prize for Physics at many
Nobel-related events scheduled for
next week.
Bollinger, who plans to return from
Stockholm on Monday, said he is hon-
ored to be among Veltman's invited
guests.
"It is very special to me and Jean,"
Bollinger said because Veltman "want-
ed us to come and represent the
University."
In October, Veltman, an expert in
theoretical physics, was named a prize
winner along with his colleague, Prof.
Gerardus t'Hooft of the University of
Utrecht in the Netherlands.
After the news of the Nobel Award
was announced, Veltman returned to
Ann Arbor, giving a speech and was
recognized by the University Board of
Regents with a special honor.
Bollinger said he plans to attend
many of the events in Stockholm

Bollinger among
invited guests of
Nobel winner
including a lecture by Veltman sched-
uled for tomorrow along with a banquet
to be held Thursday in Veltman and
t'Hooft's honor by the Dutch
Ambassador to Sweden.
On Friday, Bollinger said he is plan-
ning to attend the Nobel Prize ceremo-
ny at the Stockholm Concert House and
a reception to be held at Stockholm's
City Hall.
Bollinger said this is his first visit
to Sweden and is excited for the trip.
Although he said his schedule is
filled with Nobel-related events, he
may have some time Sunday to take
in some of the sites of Sweden's capi-
tal.
While Nobel ceremonies will be
broadcast on European television, those
in the United States can watch via a live
broadcast on the Nobel Society's
Website at http://wwwnobelse.

MARJORIE MARSHALL/Da.y
Ann Arbor resident Dario Patino, Rackham graduate student Andrew Adams and Ann Arbor resident Ramon Hernandez
participate in a Native American drum ritual last night in the basement of Trotter House.

STD
Continued from Page 1
a sample of secretions from the
patient's genital area and send it to a
laboratory for testing.
The Website states that there are
three techniques to diagnose gonor-
rhea - a gram stain, detection of
bacterial genes or culture.
In addition to a culture taken from
penal or vaginal discharge, a throat
culture can also be taken to detect
pharyngeal gonorrhea, also known
as gonorrhea of the throat.
Beemer said that a typical gyneco-
logical visit includes a pelvic examina-
tion. This examination looks at the
vulva, where genital warts and herpes
sores can be detected.
A pap smear, which is a microscopic
examination of the cells in the cervix or
neck of the uterus, is routine, Beemer
said.
"A pap smear does not just test for
cervical cancer," Beemer said. "It
detects the presence of dysplasia,
which are abnormal cells that may
indicate human papilloma virus as
well."
Blood tests can also be administered
to detect syphilis and AIDS.
Beemer said that he sees at least one
or two college-aged females each
month who have HPV, the virus that
causes genital warts.
Penelope Hitchcock, chief of the sex-
ually transmitted disease branch of the
National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, said that pap
smears are extremely effective and
must be emphasized.
"The current recommendation is age
18 or at the onset of sexual activity-
whichever comes first" she said.
But Hitchcock does note that the
study of STD frequency and treatment
in men is often neglected.

"We have not studied this area to a
great extent, especially the chronic con-
sequences of these diseases in men,"
she said.
"This is a nation in denial.
Physicians need to be better trained
and this culture must be able to talk
about it," she added.
Paulson said men can be tested for
chlamydia and gonorrhea through a
culture test at UHS. Women can also
receive tests such as pap smears, cul-
tures and blood tests.
"We're well-stocked with plenty of
antibiotics and medications to treat
these diseases," she said.
According to the National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Website, doctors usually prescribe
antibiotics such as a one-day course of
azithromycin or a seven-day course of
doxycycline to treat chlamydia.
Antibiotics can also be used for gonor-
rhea.
HPV usually stays with a woman for
life and genital warts can be transferred
to a partner regardless of the symptoms.
Topical medications such as
podophyllin can be applied or laser
surgery or freezing can be used to
remove warts.
Instead of visiting UHS or a pri-
vate gynecologist, many women and
men visit Planned Parenthood of
Mid-Michigan, which provides
examinations and screenings by mid-
wives.
"Often times, a couple will decide
to get tested together," said Lori
Lamerand, vice president for med-
ical affairs at Planned Parenthood of
Mid-Michigan. "They want to know
that they're in a 'clean' relation-
ship."
Lamerand also noted that college-
aged students seem very interested
when STD screening tests are
offered.

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