The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 29, 1999 - 7
Practice makes perfect
on religious group
BEIJING (AP) - Nearly 30 mem-
bers of the banned Falun Gong spiritual
movement spoke out yesterday at an
extraordinary news conference orga-
nized in secrecy, denouncing torture at
the hands of Chinese police and
promising continued defiance.
One member displayed wrists
bruised by manacles; another told how
police burned her face with an electric
baton; an I1-year-old said he was
expelled from school for his beliefs.
China's Communist Party, mean-
while, promised it would show no
mercy to what it called "the devil cult."
Police detained at least 20 Falun Gong
members yesterday on the vast expanse
of Beijing's Tianamen Square, pushing
them into blue-and-white minibuses
and driin away- the same routine
they have followed every day this
Police in Beijing this week have
detained 3100 group members from
every part of China except Tibet, a
Communist Party source said on condi-
tion of anonymity. On Wednesdav
night, he said. security forces in all
major cities were ordered to keep close
watch on government buildings, air-
ports and railroad and bus stations.
The fervor and flair for secret organi-
zation displayed at the news conference
underscored the difficulties the govern-
ment faces in eradicating the Falun
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Members of the Ann Arbor Fire Department practice ventilation techniques on a vacant house on Main Street
yesterday. The house was donated to the AAFD for for practice drills.
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takes politically controversial invest-
"The (University) Board of Regents
has a long standing view that in circum-
stances where there is widespread and
sustained concern across the University
community with an activity that is
viewed as antithetical to the core values
of the University a special committee is
formed to weigh the merits of investing
in certain stocks, Kasdin said.
The University's investments in
tobacco companies arc currently being
discussed in a committee. Kasdin said
that he expects the group to make a rec-
ommendation to the administration
SNRE Prof. James Diana, one of
the first faculty members to sign the
declaration, said the University
administration should divest from
"it seems to me that the University
has a role in society to educate people
on issues such as climate change" he
said, adding that "it is wrong for us to
sit aroundl while the University has
investments in GC ( members.
According to OAC., the University
has about S5.( million worth of stock
holdings invested in General Motors.
more than S236,000 in Exxon and more
than S57,330 in Mobil.
GCC, established in 1989, has been a
voice for U.S. business interests in the
global climate debate. Maisano said.
The coalition is composed of electric
utilities, railroads, manufacturing
groups, mining interests and others
Although GM spokesperson Mia
Walton would not comment on the cur-
rent GCC controversy, she said the
automotive giant joined because "it was
important for business to have a voice
in environmental concerns."
Davis said OAC will introduce a res-
olution next week to the Michigan
Student Assembly supporting the facul-
ty members who have signed the decla-
per class each semester by simply
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'We expect everything but the door
pdping device to be done by Friday -
~ painting may not be done either,"
ss'tant Director for the center Mary
3th Damm said.
Vamm added the entire first floor
vile be completely wheelchair accessi-
>le Bohn said that this is especially
mportant for the center because of the
>rganizations it houses.
'We felt that if we're a community
er~vice and community-based organiza-
jon, then it's important that every person
a cess to our programs," Bohn said.
Aifa expressed overall satisfaction
vith what the University does for dis-
bled students but said there is always
oom for improvement.
She specifically mentioned West
Juad Residence Hall and its lack of
wheelchair accessibility. Sam Goodin,
director of Services for Students with
Disabilities, described the residence
hall as "a nightmare in terms of acces-
In terms of meeting the needs of dis-
abled students on campus, Goodin said
the University ranks somewhere in the
middle among its Big Ten peers.
For the first time ever, the University
is offering American Sign Language
classes for academic credit. Students
can fulfill the LSA language require-
ment with ASL classes through the lin-
guistics department. Students who wish
to enroll in the class must first take
Linguistics 140, "Introduction to Deaf
Joan Smith, coordinator of services
for the deaf and hard of hearing, said
she is excited about the new program.
"We have been fighting for this for
12 years,"she said.
The University's Office of Equity
and Diversity also works to make its
employees aware of disability needs by
offering special seminars.
"The purpose of these programs is to
educate the University community -
and in part, the wider community -
about disability issues and to apply this
knowledge to the workplace," said
Brian Clapham, American With
Disabilities Act coordinator.
"These programs try to make people
aware of the law and let supervisors on
campus know what resources they have
available and be aware of any changes
in ADA. Not everyone is knowledge-
able or sensible of these needs," he said.
Clapham said the Office of Equity
and Diversity offers most of the educa-
tional programs during October, in con-
junction with Investing in Ability Week,
but occasionally it offers programs
throughout the year
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Arbor, we are located so far west in the
time zone that it becomes light late in
Lowe said SAD is more common in
"The incidence increases with a
more northerly latitude - areas of the
country with very cloudy, dismal win-
According to the University of
British Columbia's Mood Disorders
Clinic Website, less than 1 percent of
Florida residents suffer from SAD
while as many as 10 percent of Alaskan
residents suffer from the disorder.
Lowe said females experience SAD
more than males at a ratio of three to one.
She said females are more susceptible to
the disorder at the onset of puberty.
Treatment for the disorder includes
light therapy, which exposes a person to
artificial light without the harm of UV
rays. For more severe cases, psychia-
trists often prescribe antidepressants.
Al Lewy, vice chair of the department
of psychiatry at the Oregon Health
Sciences University, said he has been
studying how melatonin plays a role in the
disorder. Melatonin is a hormone secreted
by the pineal gland that helps regulate the
24-hour sleep-and-wake cycle. Daylight
signals the gland to shut off melatonin and
allows the body to awake.
"We're now testing to see whether to
use melatonin to treat the disorder,"
said Lewy, who has studied the disorder
Lewy said SAD initially received
recognition in 1984, when a medical
doctor coined the term Seasonal
Although tanning salons are not rec-
ommended by psychiatrists for treat-
ment, Tanning Technician Yasmin Koval
said customers visit salons frequently in
the fall and winter to lift their spirits.
"There are many customers that
don't just come in for skin color pur-
poses, but for the warm, bright feeling
that the light provides," said Koval, who
works at the Tanfastic tanning salon
located on Main Street.
Young will make a presentation
about SAD on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at
the Kellogg Eye Center.
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