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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 29, 2001- 3A

Top scholars to
* speak at Tanner
Lecture at 'U'
The University will host this
year's Tanner Lectures on Human
Values Friday and Saturday. The pro-
gram will bring a variety of scholars
to the University to discuss philoso-
Prof Michael Fried, director of the
Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins
University, will speak Friday about
the philosophy of art criticism and the
question, "what makes a good paint-
The two-day series of events will
include a symposium led by Duke
University literature and Romance
studies Prof. Toril Moi and Thomas
Crow, director of the Getty Research
Institute'and Harvard University phi-
losophy Prof Richard Moran.
Fried will be speaking at 4 p.m. on
Friday in Angell Hall Auditorium A
and the symposium will be at 9:30
p.m. in the Vandenberg Room at the
Michigan League. The event is spon-
sored by the University Depaiment of
Leaders to talk
about telematics
at seminar
"Participating in the Telematics
Value Chain: A Seminar on Business
Models and Practices" will be held
tomorrow to discuss the problems
involved with the telematics industry
value chain.
Leaders from the automotive, elec-
tronics, telematics and the finance
industry will participate in the event.
They will give an insider's look at the
topic by focusing on the challenges
and factors associated with telematics
Featured speakers will include
Anil Shrikhande, vice president of
Boeing Ventures and the Boeing
Corp., Jack Withrow, telematics
director for Daimler-ChryslerAG and
David Acton of General Motors
The event is sponsored by the Uni-
versity Business School's Center for
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Finance and will be held in the Michi-
gan League Ballroom. For registration
or more information, contact the Cen-
ter at 936-3528.
Detroit roads
exhibit on display
at Bentley library
An exhibit featuring the history of
Detroit's roads is currently on display
at the University's Bentley Historical
The exhibit is entitled "Getting
Around Detroit: Detroit's Streets
from the Woodward Plan to Free-
ways," and will includes maps, pho-
tographs, city plans, engravings and
books from the 1800s to the 1960s.
Several focuses of the exhibit will be
the first street plan for Detroit and
photographs of Woodward Avenue
before it was widened.
The exhibit will run through Dec.
21 at the Bentley Historical Library
on North Campus and is free and
open to the public.
School design

comes to 'U'
The issues confronted when a
community designs a new school
will be discussed by K-12 educators,
school board members, school devel-
opment teams, administrators, teach-
ers, parents and students tomorrow at
the "Building for the Future" confer-
Michigan superintendent of public
instruction Thomas D. Watkins will
be the luncheon speaker.
The conference is sponsored by the
Taubman College of Architecture and
Urban Planning, the University
School of Education and the Office of
the Vice President for Government
Registration is required and there
is a registration fee of $50, which
will include lunch. For more infor-
mation visit www.urnich.edu/~gov-
rel/bff html.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Shannon Pettypiece.

Blanchard attempts to woo student votes

By Loule Melzlish
Daily Staff Reporter
After almost 11 years away from Michigan
government, James Blanchard wants back in.
The 59-year old who served two terms as
governor from 1983 to 1991 and as the U.S.
ambassador to Canada from 1993-1996
addressed the University's College Democ-
rats last night, hoping to build a group of
core supporters for his 2002 campaign to
reclaim the governor's office.
"I have 10 years of new and different and
unique experiences that give me a fresh per-
spective in Michigan," he said.
In addition to being heavily involved in defeat-
ing the state's voucher proposal, Blanchard also
serves on the board of directors of several compa-
nies, including Brampton, Ont.-based Nortel Net-
works. Prior to serving as governor, he spent four
terms as a U.S. representative.
Defeated for a third term in 1990 by cur-
rent Gov. John Engler, Blanchard wasted lit-

tie time before taking shots at Engler, who is
barred from running again by term limits.
"We've been through record prosperity in
the past seven years and we went from the
motor capital of the world to the pothole cap-
ital of the world," Blanchard said.
Blanchard used his prior experience to
position himself against the four other Demo-
cratic gubernatorial candidates. When asked
how he would deal with a Legislature that
likely would be Republican-controlled, he
pointed out that many members of the House
and Senate will have had only a few years in
experience in Lansing due to term limits.
"The executive has a lot more power now than
then, so I can hit the deck running," he said.
With Michigan facing an economic down-
turn and many stat colleges and universities
substantially raising their tuition rates, Blan-
chard emphasized the need for fiscal restraint.
The governor, he said, should "jawbone" the
schools into lowering their tuition, as he did three

"We've been through record prosperity in the past
seven years and we went from the motor capital of
the world to the pothole capital of the world."
- James Blanchard
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate

"Tell them you're going to cut (higher edu-
cation) appropriations if they don't lower
tuition," he said.
Throughout the "town-hall meeting," the for-
mer governor talked about his role in setting up
and implementing the Michigan Education
Trust, which allowed parents to pay for their
children's college tuition in advance, thereby
guaranteeing that their tuition would not be
raised. He asked those in the audience how
many of them were "MET students" and sever-
al raised their hands. Blanchard then passed out
a notepad for MET students to add their names

to so he could contact them in the future.
Blanchard is the marginal frontrunner in
the race for the Democratic nomination for
governor. The top two candidates behind him
are state Attorney General Jennifer Granholm
and U.S. Rep. David Bonior of Mt. Clemens,
with state Sens. Gary Peters of Bloomfield
Township and Alma Wheeler Smith of Salem
Township trailing far behind.
Engler's longtime ally, Lt. Gov. Dick
Posthumus, is the frontrunner for the GOP
gubernatorial nomination, trailed by state
Sen. John Schwarz of Battle Creek.

Something fishy

Young and old gather for
pro-peace rally on Diag

By Michael Gazdeckl
For the Daily

Ann Arbor resident Andy Hart-
man wants a more peaceful world
for his young daughter to grow up
in. That's why he helped plan a
peace rally for Ann Arbor families
on the Diag Saturday afternoon.
"I'm a stay-at-home dad, I stay at
home and fret about a two-year-old
daughter," Hartman said. "I was
horrified by the atrocities of Sep-
tember 11. Our policies put us in
harm's way. Government policies
that I feel partly responsible for."
The roughly two dozen people
who attended the Ann Arbor Fami-
lies for Peace Analysis Rally didn't
look like the average protest rally.
Grandparents joined University stu-
dents and young children to hold
signs and chalk the Diag.
"I'm a Quaker. I think any war is
an atrocity," said Carolyn Diem,
one of the protesters and a grand-
mother who lives in the city.
The protest was organized by

Angela Maanaki and Hartman, who
stays with his children while his
wife works as a fellow in the Uni-
versity Medical School.
Maanaki said she developed the
idea after she heard reports that 95
percent of Americans support the
war in Afghanistan.
After talking to her friends and
finding that none of them had been
polled, Maanaki said she had to
make herself heard.
"I don't believe you should just
tell your kids life's not fair. If you
don't agree with something you
should fight for it," Maanaki said.
She encouraged people to take a
peaceful stand and to teach their kids
to stand up for what they believe.
Some protesters expressed shame
toward U.S. policies and political
"I feel that in order to be able to
stop a racist war abroad we need to
stop racism at home," said LSA
junior Neal Lyons.
The goals of the Ann Arbor Fam-
ilies for Peace Analysis Rally

included preventing the likelihood
of crimes like those of Sept. 11,
preventing the martyrdom of
Osama bin Laden, preventing the
unlawful creation of an Afghan
government on the grounds that it
is not in the best interest of the
Afghan people, as well as stopping
the war immediately to allow peace
organizations bring food and med-
ical aid to Afghan refugees.
The protest culminated with a
speech by Sajid Qazi, a local doctor.
Likening America to the classical
Roman empire in its greatness and
professing his love for America's
diversity, Qazi stressed the impor-
tance of tolerance, diversity and
understanding. Qazi made mention
of the U.S. involvement in helping
to free Afghanistan from Russian
occupation and then leaving the -
country in the hands of fanatics
whom the U.S. government had
"We as Americans need to wake
up. The people we elect need to be
responsible to us," he said.

A clay fish'hangs in the booth of Pond Scum Inc. at the 28th Ann Arbor Winter
Art Fair.
Prof. addresses root
of drug addictions


Brain might not be able
to distinguish between
"wanting" and "liking"
By Kylene Kiang
Daily Staff Reporter
Aside from pleasure-seeking and
fear of withdrawal, the actual roots
of drug addiction may lie in the
brain's failure to differentiate
between "wanting" and "liking,"
asserts University psychology Prof.
Terry Robinson. Robinson made
this argument last night as part of a
free lecture series sponsored by the
Life Sciences, Values and Society
Program. '
"Physical dependence and with-
drawal are neither necessary, nor
sufficient conditions for addiction,"
said Robinson. Robinson added that
although many researchers equate
addiction with pleasure seeking,
which is related to the release of
the chemical dopamine in the brain,
there is no actual scientific evi-
dence that proves that dopamine
mediates pleasure.
In fact, research has shown that
dopamine can be released in
adverse situations as well.
"The easy way to explain addic-
tion may be that drugs release
dopamine, dopamine creates plea-
sure, addicts want pleasure, so
addicts take drugs, but it's not so
simple," said Robinson.
Robinson's "Incentive-Sensitiza-

tion Theory of Addiction" proposes
the idea that the brain's capacity for
"wanting" and "liking" becomes
disassociated when stimulated by
drug use. After prolonged drug use,
incentive to take drugs may rise
even as a person's liking for the
drug decreases.
This can distort goal-oriented
behavior that can cause an individ-
ual to move towards compulsive
patterns of drug use at the expense
of everyday activities.
"That is essentially what addiction
is ... when the intensity of wants
become disassociated from every-
thing else in life," Robinson said.
Even after the discontinuation of
drug use, the adaptations that an
ex-addict's brain have made to the
drugs remain persistent and so
addictions are likely to reoccur.
"If you start to muck around with
your brain, strange things start to
happen," Robinson said, listing
problem drugs as Ritalin, mor-
phine, ethanol, nicotine and caf-
fei-,e, among others.
The Life Sciences, Values, and
Society program will sponsor a lec-
ture every Sunday night until the
end of the Fall Term and will begin
again in February 2002.
"Our goal is to provide opportu-
nities for faculty and students to
consider the impact of advances in
the life sciences and the ethics and
social implications that go along
with them," said Amy Shon, associ-
ate director of the program.


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