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Study: Few Michiganders have healthy lifestyle
DETROIT (AP) - Only 3 percent of Michi-
gan adults follow a healthy lifestyle, according
to a study by the Centers for Disease Control
The study, published in today's edition of the
CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Report, included data from a phone survey of
4,314 Michigan adults in 1998 and 2000.
Those surveyed were asked about their
health habits in four areas: weight, fruit and
vegetable consumption, physical activity, and
The survey found 3 percent of Michigan res-
idents engaged in all four healthy lifestyle
practices - meaning they had a healthy
weight, ate at least five servings of fruit and
vegetables a day, exercised for at least 30 min-
utes five times a week, and did not smoke.
Although researchers said the results are
"extremely low," they are about the same as the
rest of the nation, which also reports a 3 per-
"The bottom line is when you put all four
areas together practically nobody is doing these
things," said Mathew Reeves, who conducted
the Michigan study for the state Department of
Community Health and now is an assistantpro-
fessor at Michigan State University.
According to the survey results, Michigan
ranks second in the nation in the number of
obese people. About 61 percent of the state is
overweight compared to a national average of
Michigan also has the 15th highest rate of
smoking, about 24.1 percent state residents
smoke, compared to 23.2 percent of the nation.
However, Michigan residents tend to do bet-
ter with food and exercise. Michigan ranks
25th in the country for consumption of vegeta-
bles. About 77 percent of the state's residents
said they do not eat five servings of fruit and
vegetables a day, compared to 76 percent of the
In the area of exercise, 75 percent of state
respondents said they worked out five times a
week, compared to 78.2 percent of the nation,
for a ranking of 41st.
Michigan's results varied significantly
between men and women. A total of 1.6 per-
cent of men reported partaking in all four
healthy lifestyle characteristics, compared to
4.5 percent of women.
Kurt Greenlund, an epidemiologist with the
CDC, said it wouldn't take very much to
reverse the statistics in Michigan or across the
nation. He said better access to things that
encourage physical activity, such as parks and
sidewalks, might help.
"There's a lot of things people can do indi-
vidually," he said. "Motivation is always some-
thing to think about."
Reeves said the numbers should be a wake-
up call for Michigan, as well the rest of the
nation, because of the severe health problems
caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.
"There's a much lower disease risk for peo-
ple who just follow these four things," he said.
"For example studies have show that people
who do these things reduce their risk of heart
disease by as much as three times."
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LANSING (AP) - The state is precincts and to
introducing an Internet voting guide precincts.
to teach people how to use voting In May, Miller
machines and encourage more peo- ture to support
ple to vote. system using
Secretary of State Candice Miller which could cost
unveiled the online guide yesterday. Lawmakers, w
The guide gives video instructions with lower-than
to voters based on the kinds of vot- in the economic
ing machines in their precinct. yet voted on the
"After what happened in Florida, Miller repeate
voters need to have a high degree of form voting sys
confidence in their voting system," but said she unde
Miller said. "This is a wonderful was prohibitive.
educational tool." "I'm a realist,
Michigan precincts now use five always a factor, 1
different types of voting equipment: lar."
Punch-card ballots, paper ballots, Still, Miller
mechanical lever machines, optical Michigan to have
scanners and touch-screen systems. it could apply f
In the 2000 election, optical scan- some become ava
ners were by far the most popular She also said
type of equipment, used in 3,006 of Legislature to g
. Michigan's 5,376 precincts. Punch- costly election in
card ballots were used in 1,443 as offering bette
precincts, lever machines in 693 tion workers. M
precincts, paper ballots in 137 extending the vo
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yesterday but is subject to approval by the University
Board of Regents later this month.
Regent Olivia Maynard (D-Goodrich) said she is confi-
dent Bollinger would not have offered the appointment nor
would Tedesco have accepted if either had concerns any
19 responsibilities would be overlooked.
ouch screens in 97
r asked the Legisla-
a statewide voting
t up to $38 million.
ho are struggling
slowdown, have not
d her call for a uni-
stem on Thursday,
erstood that the cost
she said. "Cost is
this year in particu-
said she wants
e a plan in place so
or federal funds if
she would like the
go ahead with less
r training for elec-
iller also supports
ting period to up to
"Lisa is a very,
two weeks before an election.
The Legislature may act after a
report on election reform is released
by a bipartisan task force on Sept.
19. State Sen. Dianne Byrum (D-
Onondaga) is the head of that
In the meantime, Miller said the
new voterguide will help Michigan
maintain its position as a leader on
In July, the National Commission
on Federal Election Reform named
Michigan and Kentucky as out-
standing models of how to run a
statewide voter registration system.
The group cited Michigan's Quali-
fied Voter File, a computerized reg-
istry of all the voters in the state,
saying only 10 other states had such
an advanced system.
"I'm certainly encouraged and
very pleased by the dialogue that's
going on about election reform in
our country," Miller said. "Michi-
gan is often mentioned as an exam-
ple of fairness and integrity."
very skilled and talented person'"May-
Tedesco has been at her current position since 1998.
Prior to becoming University secretary, she served as
the School of Dentistry's associate dean for academic
A 13-member search committee appointed by Bollinger
in June is conducting a nationwide search for a permanent
replacement for Cantor.
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here and with the awkward departure
of the former chief and the interim,"
he said. "This was a place that really
could use some organizational change
and a change in leadership."
The community policing division -
which included police substations
around the city - was eliminated
because of the staff cuts.
But Oates said the substations
weren't essential to maintaining good
"Community policing isn't a pro-
gram. It's a way of policing that focus-
- es on building partnerships between
the police and the community," he
said. "The real important thing is to
have a department that is so in touch
with the community, and so aware of
its obligations to provide service, and
knows that the best way to provide ser-
vice is to build trust in the community
and develop dialogue. That's what
community policing is."
Oates hopes to have business lead-
ers, civic leaders and elected officials
contribute to problem solving process-
es. He said his plans also include hir-
ing direct liaisons to the community
and a community council of concerned
citizens to interact with and advise the
"I can't do all the follow-up that has
to be done, he said. "And there's very
pointed and specific follow-up that has
to be done to do.this job right."
Oates said he planned on becoming
a journalist after graduating from
Bucknell University. A job at the
Atlantic City Press in New Jersey was
interrupted by a move with his wife to
Manhattan, where Oates took up a
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I had all kinds of opportunity open to
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"Like that ever happens," said
Katie Brokamp, an LSA freshman.
LSA freshman Rebecca West
said, "There's no way they can
enforce a rule like that."
Hustvedt said that during Rush,
members of the Social Responsibil-
ity Committee will make rounds to
the different parties and check each
page of the guest lists that are filled
IFC then will go over the lists
when theyrare returned to the
Office of Greek Life by 5 p.m. on
the following Tuesday. If IFC dis-
covers names with falsified Greek
affiliation information, social vio-
lation points will be distributed to
"The majority of our houses have
been really good about following
rules, but it is going to take some
time to get everyone to follow
them," Hustvedt said.
are saying they can
get into any party. I
have heard from
some Greeks even
that they are having
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Hustvedt stressed the rule will be
strictly enforced in the coming
"A lot of chapter presidents and
other executive members have been
and will continue to be at the door
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