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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 11. 2001- 3A


Former 'U' football star, EEOC chair dies

Study finds that
7students need
,ocial support
When a student receives social sup-
0*01 for physical activity, they are more
rik'ly to exercise, according to a study
-iblished in a current issue of the Jour-
nal'of Preventive Medicine using Ohio
1-State University students.
''' Using 937 students, researchers
'ound that women were more likely to
exercise when receiving family sup-
port, while men appreciated the sup-
rt of friends more.
"Fifty-two percent of the students
,'rWOe sporadic exerc sers or physically
inactive and 31 percent exercised reg-
ularly for at least six months. The
binaining 17 percent exercised regtu-
<T'ly for less than six months.
Lorraine Wallace, a co-author of
the study and assistant professor at the
,;niversity of Texas at Tyler, conduct-
-the study with staff members,
° icluding her dissertation advisor
Janet Buckworth, an assistant profes-
sor of sport and exercise sciences.
From the data, researchers pro-
ppsid that it may be easier for males
tb Ind support than females because
they are surrounded by more friends
than family in a college setting.
Number of foreign
hildren adopted
n Michigan rises
University social work researcher
Leslie Hollingsworth found that the
number of children from foreign
-16untries adopted by Michigan fami-
esrose 14 percent in the past year.
Though the state did experience a
"light drop in private-agency adop-
bris, 29 percent of adoptions came
bor outside the United States, which
totaled 805 children of the 2,738
placed for adoption in 1999.
'The children came from many con-
tinents, including 435 from Asia, 284
frqmi Eastern Europe, 83 from Latin
American and three from Africa,
according to an annual study of
licensed, private adoption agencies in
the state by Hollingsworth in conjunc-
t1on with the Michigan Federation of
rivate Child and Family Agencies.
Even with Koreas new policy limit-
ng the number of children able to be
internationally adopted to 2,000 chil-
rn a year, Michigan experienced a
3 percent increase in Koican
adoptees between 1998 and 1999.
This was the highest number of chil-
Ign adopted in Michigan from other
countries, followed by Russia, China,
'iuatemala and Romania, who had
90, 84, 77 and 62 respectively.
The largest amount of children
iadopted were children with special
fi eds, accordig to the study, which
Thowed tha, 52 percent of prixate-
agency adoptions were of children
with special needs, including emo-
tional, behavioral or medical problems
often related to abuse or neglect.
Protein said to
help athletes with
eart problems
The protein, known as parvalbumin,
s to create quick and eficient use
41keletal muscle fibers in the arms
ln legs during contraction and relax-
:tin by soaking up calcium ions dur-
mn relaxation, according to a report by
associate physiology and internal mcdi-

"cine Prof. Joseph Metzger.
9 Metzger, along with a team of
researchers, found that parvalbu-
min also improved the heart func-
tion of laboratory rats by restoring
r rmal heart rates during relax-
;jon, according to a study pub-
lished in the Journal of Clinical
Investigation next Monday.
Heart failure currently affects 5
million Americans because of high-fat
:i'ts and a lack of exercise, and the
numbers continue to rise, with more
than 700,000 new cases reported year-
k . A condition known as diastolic
dysfunction, a condition where the
heart contracts normally but cannot
relax fast enough to allow blood to
enter the chambers of the heart before
"the next contraction, causes 40 per-
cent of the eases reported.
Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
, Lisa //o an.

By Louie Meizlish
LDailv 'trRcf)ortcr-
Lowell Perry, a former All-American receiver
for the Wolverines, died Sunday at age 68.
His accomplishments on the field included
scoring five touchdowns and returning 22 punts
for 232 yards during his senior year in 1951.
But Perry will mostly be remembered for his
post-University accomplishments.
After leaving the University, Perry joined the
Pittsburgh Steelers and after a career-ending
injury became their receivers coach in 1957. In
1966 he became the first-ever black National
Football League sportscaster.
Ile later went on to earn a degree from the
Detroit College of Law and in 1973 was chosen
to manage a Chrysler Corp. plant in Dearborn.
In 1975 Perry, a Republican, was appointed by

President Gerald Ford to chair the Equal Employ-
mernt Opportunity Commission. In 1995, he
wrote,"It is disturbing today, on the EEOC's 30th
anniversary, to witness a
national debate that would
turn this country's back on
affirmative action programs
that are yet needed."
Drew Sharp, Perry's
nephew and a sports writer
with the Detroit Free Press,
had this to say of his uncle:
"He never told us that he was
a trailblazer in many ways.
Family life was more impor-
tant than mukinilig history"l lie rry in1951
added, "The University of Michigan was like his
extended family."
Following an unsuccessful run for the state

Board of Education, Perry achieved another.
milestone in 1990 when he was named by Gov.
John Engler to serve as director of the Depart-
ment of Labor. His wife,
Maxine, also became part of'
the Engler administration,
serving on the Liquor Con-
trol Commission.
Perry's deputy director at
the Labor Department,
Kalmin Smith, described him
as "just a very kind person ...
a huge man and yet he was
very gentle."
Smith added, "lI really
Perry in 2000 trusted the people that
worked for him and respected them."
Smith said as soon as Perry started working fior
the department, his work was cut out for him. 1 Ic

served as director under a time of turmoil ....The
labor department was significantly reorganized and
whenever you reorganize a department there's
always going to to be people that are upset."
Describing the quality of his work as excellent,
Smith went on to say that "people who didn't like
the changes liked Lowell and were more coopera-
tive than they would have been under someone
The labor department was merged with the
Department of Commerce in 1996 when Perry
left to join the state's Office of Urban Programs.
Ile retired in 1999.
"Lowell was a good guy and, more important-
ly, a trailblazer in so many ways, " ngler
spokesman John Truscott said.
A memorial service for Perry is planned for
next Wednesday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in
Detroit at 1 1 a.m.

Shadow crossing

ZBT tries to regain
IFC membership

E Fraternity that was expelled
earlier this year hopes to
eventually reach full chapter
status again
By Kristen Beaumont
Daily Statf Reporncr
A sense of' optimism is in the air at the Zeta
Beta Tau fraternity, which was expelled fronithe
Interfraternity Council in October.
The frateiriity, on probation for a hazing inci-
dent that occurred in April, was expelled after
failing to attend the first two IFC meetings of the
But ZBT President Israel Nosnik said the
house has decided to reapply to IFC to achieve
active status again.
IFC President Marc Hlustvedt stressed that
ZBT would be welcomed back.
"We value them and we would definitely wel-
come them to approach us, but they need to show
us that they have made progress," he said.
Nosnik said since ZBT's expulsion, activi-
ties in the house have been running much
"Our social events are running 10 times better
than when we were a part of the IFC,"Nosnik
"We govern ourselves and we don't have to
worry about guest lists at parties because we
know everyone in the house "lie said.
But Nosnik said his house definitely wants to
be a part of IFC again.
"We miss the sense of brotherhood and we
want to be a productive part of the University," he

In addition to events at the house ruriniig
smoother, the members have all kept up theilr
10 hours of weekly community service pro-
The house is also planning a date party to
benefit Mott's Children 's 1ospital; Nosnik
Since ZBT's expulsion the fraternity has been
operating as a colony of the National ZB'T' orga-
"Westillrecognize ZBT as part of'the organi-
zation and we have cornti nued to work with
them," National Executive Director John Yulish
-We continue to support them and xve hope
thit they are successf'ul in reapplying to the IFC'
Yulish said.
Ifustvedt said once the brothers of ZBT pre-
sent their case to IFC, the members of the coun-
cil will vote on whether the fraternity .will 'be
granted expansion charter status for the Fall 2001
"They will not have full active chapter statW,'
he said.
If ZBT fulfills the terms of the expansion char-
ter there will be another vote at the end of the
Fall 2001 term that could grant them a full active
charter, lustvedt said.
Nosnik said their membership numbers
weren't hurt by the expulsion and that they had a
very large turnout during rush.
"Currently there are about 65 brothers in the
fraternity," he said.
But Nosnik said rush would be easier as a
member of the IFC.
"Things in our house have gotten better and we
want to be a part of Greek life at the University
again,"he said.

A warm sun casts long shadows on Ashley Street yesterday afternoon.

Koib sworn in to
state legislature


By Louie Meizlish
Daily StaReporter

T-he state House of


yesterday swore in 21 new
yesterday, includingAnA
newest legislator, Democ
Kolb. Kolb described his r
"recognizing what ai lhon
serve in the House of Repr
and to represent the memb
district but also the state."
Following the previous
tumultuous session, legislato
ing that with the election
speaker, Rep. Rick Johnson
la), a less partisan tone wil
"Rick is the person who will
focus of the House from part
ing to a place where we can:
mi interest," Minority Lea
Kilpatrick (D-Detroit) said.
"1 think there's been a r
that to get things accomp
need to have a better workir
ship ... but as 1 always say, t
in the pudding," Kolb said.
Kolb said he would like t
on the Appropriations Com
added, "there's only so m
that can get on it."
Kolb, who previously ser
Ann Arbor City Counci
believes that there should a'
er cooperation between th
local governments.
"There's things we nee
state can provide, like enabl
tion to deal xith regional pl
other tools like impact fee

"We need to have
esentatives a better working
rbor relationship
crat Chris - Rep. Chris Kolb
eaction as D - Ann Arbor
or it is to
hers of the development to cover the costs that
aren't dealt with. There's new techni-
two years' cal assistance that can be provided for
irs are hop- with state grants,' Kolb said.
of the new "laving served on the local level, I
(R-Osceo- will try to take my knowledge of the
1 take root. tools and resources that local govern-
change the ments need to meet their challenges
isan bicker- and to match the state resources to
find a corn- those resources." Qualifying that state-
der Kwame ment, he said, "We're not always look-
ing for the state to solve every
ecognition situation, but we're looking for them to
)lished we be an active player in those situations."
ng relation- As for legislation that would increase
the proof is lawmakers' pay from 556,981 to
S77,400, Kolb vowed to vote against it.
o get a seat While the bill is supported by Senate
mittee, but Majority Leader Dan DeGrow (R-Port
any people Huron), it is opposed by Kilpatrick and
Johnson. Legislators are slated to vote
rved on the on the bill later this month.
i. said he "I'm going to assume that the
lso be clos- House wntl reject it," Kolb said. "Some
e state and increase is probably warranted but it is
a huge increased and it doesn't sit well
d that the with voters. I wish they could have
ing legisla- done it in a slightly different manner."
anning and - The Associated Press contributed to
cs and new this report.

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